General Pet Care

General pet care information can help you with the various mishaps, illnesses and behavior issues that can arise with any pet. Learn about general pet care.

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Although ferrets can be fun and playful pets, owning one means knowing how to clean your ferret. Learn how to clean your ferret in this article.

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If your allergist recommends getting rid of your beloved pet, simply smile and thank him for his time. You can kick the sniffles without going to extremes.

By Emilie Sennebogen

Would you like to learn how to know if your pet bird is male or female? Read this article to learn how to know if your bird is male or female.

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If you don't know how to teach your bird to speak, you've come to the right place. This article shows you how to teach your bird to speak.

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Knowing how to hand feed a bird can help you nurse your sick bird back to health. Learn about how to hand feed a bird in this article.

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You're wondering how to choose a name for your new pet. This article will tell you how to choose your pet's name.

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Owning a bird means knowing how to clean a bird cage. Learn about how to clean a bird cage in this article.

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You can breed Betta fish by following these simple steps. Learn about how to breed Betta fish in this article.

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You have just received a unique gift, a pet hermit crab, and now you must learn how to take care of it. Keep on reading and you will learn how to take care of a hermit crab.

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You bought your child a hamster but you don't know how to care for it. Read here to find out how to care for a hamster.

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You'd to know how to tell if your rabbit is pregnant. Find out here how to tell if your rabbit is pregnant.

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You just caught a salamander in your backyard and would like to care for it as a pet. Here's how to care for a salamander.

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Pets are a great way to teach children responsibility and how to be aware of the needs of others. But different pets work better in different households. How do you know if your family needs a dog or a hermit crab?

By Meghan E. Smith

Your furr ball deserves to have a clean pet bed or litter box. Check out these green pet cleaning tips to keep your pet pal smelling naturally fresh.

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Know what to expect from your pet when you're expecting. Check out our tips before the big day arrives to ensure a smooth transition.

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You might think your endlessly dozing pet is immune to the effects of jet lag, but you could notice it acting a little out of whack after a long leg of traveling. But does jet lag have the same effect on Fido as it does on you?

By Jessika Toothman

Vinegar is a mainstay when it comes to caring for pets and other animals. A variety of animals can benefit from a splash of vinegar. Learn how vinegar can be used for pet and animal care.

By Christine Halvorson

Salt can help you care for your household pets. Salt has many uses, from combating a flea infestation in your home to removing fishbowl deposits. Learn the diverse roles of salt for pet care.

By Christine Halvorson

There are many common and uncommon types of animals that make for good pets, including dogs, bearded dragons and cockatoos. Check out these pet pictures to gauge which kind might suit your needs best.

By Marie Bobel

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Learn how elimination works in the wild and why some animals are easier to housebreak than others.

By Hannah Harris

Pets decrease our blood pressure, our cholesterol and reduce heart disease. And that's not all. Find out how dogs are even able to anticipate their owners' seizures and sniff for cancer.

By Jane McGrath

When most people think of the Humane Society, they imagine rows and rows of caged dogs and cats waiting for someone to adopt them and take them home. This isn't all they do. Find out in this article.

By Ryan Johnson

Between 6 and 8 million dogs and cats need homes each year, but only about half of these animals are adopted. Learn how animal shelters work and how they differ from animal rescue organizations.

By Stephanie Watson

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There are myriad birds that make good pets. In fact, birds are among the most popular house pets. But you must take care when choosing a pet bird and bringing it into your home.

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From Martha Stewart and Bill Clinton to Edgar Allen Poe and John Lennon, here are 12 favorite celebs with some of their closest companions.

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