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Tips on Avoiding Common Physical Hazards in Cats

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) announced that they managed more than 116,000 calls to its Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) hotline in 2006, several of which pertained to common household items. While not necessarily all toxic, items in this group consists of objects that could pose a choking hazard, risk for intestinal obstruction, or other physical injury, and in 2006, the number of physical hazard calls grew a staggering 460 percent to over 3,800.
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Vet qa parent

How do I treat my dog with small feces with blood and mucous?

Our question this week was: Hello, I have a small dog (5lbs) named Burton; he is a Chihuahua/Poodle mix, and a little over 1 year old. He is up to date on all of his shots and has had his Parvo series which was completed in June 2008. I've had him since Feb. last year. Here is the history one the current situation: On Tuesday my boyfriend came home and found that our dogs had gotten into the trash and of that was some wrappers that had raw meat in them.
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Pet care

Top Cat Breeds for 2003

Who's the fairest cat of all? According to the Cat Fancier's Association (CFA), there are at least ten fair cats. Each year the CFA compiles breed registration totals for each of the 41 pedigreed breeds it recognizes. Since the CFA is the world's largest cat registry, these registration totals are good indicators of overall popularity.
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Vet qa parent

Separation anxiety in a Boxer

Our question this week was: Recently I adopted an eighteen-month-old Boxer from a breed specific rescue group. I was told that the dog suffered from a mild separation anxiety. True to fact he does indeed suffer from separation anxiety; however, mild is an understatement. As of yet I don't have a story and I am very new to your site; therefore, you may have indeed discussed this disorder on various occasions.
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Behavior training

Finding the Right Trainer for Your Dog

You want to do the right thing for your dog - provide a loving home, regular health care, good nutrition, and an active lifestyle. Part of that list must include training. But where do you start? Finding a good trainer is like checking out your child's elementary school: you want to make sure it provides the right environment so he or she enjoys learning.
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