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Catnip Tips

Catnip's primary active ingredient, nepetalactone, is similar to hallucinogens. However, it causes no harm to cats and does not turn felines into addicts. Some speculate that it triggers a sexual response; others believe the behavior more closely matches a cat's predatory reactions. Whatever the cause, the "catnip response" tends to last from 5 to 15 minutes.
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Pet insurance

What It Costs to Own a Cat

Penlights that double as lug wrenches, the latest buffalo meat and chocolate cream pie diet book - ever wonder why all these questionable items are grouped together in the checkout lane? The answer is pretty simple: all of them fall under the heading “impulse purchasing” - things we buy on impulse, without taking the time to consider their usefulness.
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Why are Chinese ingredients being used in pet foods?

Our question this week was: Why are ANY imports from China still being used in foods? I do not have a story to tell I clicked the link to e mail you and ask a question or how this food contamination has affected me. Thankfully I have not been personally involved but when I read currently 100% of vegetable proteins imported from China are being tested for melamine it really disturbs me that ANY pet food manufacturer anywhere would still use any product at all imported from China.
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Breeds

Pomapoo - Choosing a Pomapoo

What is a Pomapoo? The Pomapoo is a mixed breed dog, also called a hybrid or designer breed, that is derived from the breeding of a Pomeranian and a Poodle. Designer breeds are becoming quite popular amongst pet owners, but they are not yet recognized by the American Kennel Club. As with any mixed breed dog, the characteristics of the Pomapoo are not easily predicted because any combination of the parents' traits can be inherited.
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Breeds

Choosing a Slender-Billed Cockatoo

Slender-billed cockatoos - also known as long-billed corellas - are largely underrated as pets. Relatively homely birds, they are often passed over in favor of the more beautiful Moluccans or umbrellas, but the slender-bills have exceptional personalities. They are gentle, playful and affectionate, as well as intelligent and inquisitive.
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Pet health

Great Tips to Help You Give Your Dog Medications

How do you make your dog take a pill or liquid medication? How how about applying topical medications? Giving medication to a dog can be a real challenge. Here are some tips from our veterinarians and veterinary technicians on how to give your dog pill medication, topical medication, liquid medication, ear medication, and eye medication to your dog.
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