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Just for Kids: Feeding Your Dog
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Just for Kids: Feeding Your Dog

Feeding your dog the right way is very important to keep him healthy. Dogs love to eat, so you have to make sure that what you feed him is the best for your pet. Your veterinarian can help you decide what type and how much food to feed him. What Kind of Food There are three kinds of food you can feed your dog: Dry food.

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Great Book Gift Ideas for the Dog Lover - Volume II

It is very difficult to know what to buy for people these days as most people really seem to have the "things" they need. Books can make a great gift for the pet owner and pet lover. Books are timeless gifts that can add warmth and inspiration to the holidays! Here are some samples of great books for the dog lover: Dog's in Knits, by Judith L.
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How to Take Care of Your Tack in Winter

When winter sets in, turning your paddocks into a sea of snowdrifts and your riding ring into an ice rink, you may not feel much like riding. So your tack can sit in the barn for weeks at a time, untouched. But winter weather isn't just harsh on your unprotected skin; your expensive leather equipment is going to need a little extra TLC, too.
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What Parents Should Know at a Child's Riding Lesson

One of the most difficult aspects of parenting is watching a child's world expand to activities that don't include us. It becomes increasingly hard when parental advice and direction is not required; for instance, in sporting activities. For some reason, parents who would never dream of "cross-coaching" their son on the Little League field will stand at the side of the riding ring and give direction or instructions every time he rides by, even in the middle of a lesson.
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Eating Out with Your Dog

As soon as the maitre d' seated us, my lunch date started panting over the female diner at the next table. As the heady scent of pastrami wafted from the restaurant kitchen, he started drooling. Then he wolfed down a hot dog in two chomps and let out a good, long belch. This was a date? Yes - and it was fun, too.
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Beagles - The Irreverent Vet's Opinion on the Beagle

Beagles - When I think of beagles, I generally think of happy little dogs that are not very smart. They like to play, like to get into things and are generally very social. They like to be active. In my mind, the behavior of these dogs differs greatly depending on their use. For example, if they are hunting dog versus a house pet.
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How Owning a Dog Can Help Your Child

From personal experience, Robert Bierer, Ph.D., knew that dog ownership had a positive effect on young lives. He had owned dogs all his life. So when he began studying the effect dogs have on kids between the ages of 10 and 12, he figured he'd see the same positive impact. That assumption was a safe one, given the vast amount of findings that show the emotional and physical benefits of pet ownership.
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Book Review: A Widow, a Chihuahua, and Harry Truman

If you're looking for a how-to guide on raising a Chihuahua, this isn't it. If you're looking for information on the 33rd president of the United States, the buck hasn't stopped at this book. A Widow, a Chihuahua, and Harry Truman is the kind of book that reaffirms how dogs can smother grief and self-pity with romping enthusiasm for the simplest things in life: a walk, a tasty treat, and a game with the suggestive name of "Whee!
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March 2006 Pet Horoscope

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PISCES! The eclipses this year affect you, like other animals, and provide a sense of self-reliance which is a blessing for sensitive Pisces pets. Not only will you be more independent as a companion animal but you'll attract the right humans and pets in your life whether you're on the road or at home.
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Top 10 Dog Videos of 2009

We put together our top videos of this year that we want to share with you. We hope you enjoy! And if you like cats too - check out the top 10 cat videos of 2009. They are also really good! Here are the top 10 Dog videos of 2009! 10. Can Dogs Drive? This one can Check out this video - dog driving a car var FO = { height:”315",majorversion:”7",width:”380",build:”0",xi:”true”,movie:”http://www.
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Empty Nester Falls in Love

Did you hear that sound? The kids are gone-out of the house and there is that sound again-did you hear it? It is not a bad sound. Your husband is at work-there it is-that sound again-this time it's even louder. Now really, you must have heard it? What is that sound? It sounds kind-of sad. I know what it is-it is the sound of an empty nesters home.
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Attacks on Guide Dogs

Accompanied by her German shepherd Deanne, Aerial Gilbert waited in her driveway for her husband to come out of the house and unlock the car door. As she waited, she heard an ominous growl. A split second later, a neighbor's pit bull attacked Deanne. Such a scenario is traumatic for any dog owner. But in this case, Aerial is blind and Deanne is her guide dog.
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Safe in the Saddle and on the Ground

Horses are wonderful to be around, but they also can be dangerous. The average horse weighs more than 1,000 pounds - about eight times as much as the average woman. So when you're riding or working with your horse from the ground, you must be careful your horse doesn't accidentally injure you. "People often underestimate the danger potential when they work with horses," says Sandy Arledge, a horse trainer and a breeder of American quarter horses in San Diego, Calif.
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One Woman's Lifelong Passion for Animals

When Bari Spielman was a little girl, she knew with absolute certainty what she'd do for a living. Whether it was a premonition, a self-fulfilling prophecy or just the intense drive of a unique individual is open for debate. But the fact remains that just as young Spielman said she would be an animal doctor, so she is today.
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How to Become a Veterinarian

If you want to be a veterinarian, chances are you've always wanted to be a veterinarian. And, if you're smart and determined, chances are, you'll achieve your goal. But, as you probably already know, getting there is the hardest part. So here's a run-down of things you'll need to know before you leap head-first into the world of animal medicine.
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Pets Play a Big Role in the Harry Potter Series

Only at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry would a professor feel the need to instruct: "But monsters don't make good pets." Of course, this is a school with a course in "The Care of Magical Creatures" and first-year students receive an advisory alerting them that they may bring "an owl OR a cat OR a toad.
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Your Guide to the Popular Westminster Dog Show

When the Westminster show takes over New York's Madison Square Garden February 15-16, 2010, it marks its 134rd consecutive year of operation, making it the second oldest continuously running sports event in the country. (For those keeping score at home, the Kentucky Derby is 20 months older.) 170 breeds and varieties will be judged in seven different groups.
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Just for Kids: Feeding Your Kitten

Right from birth, food is critical to your kitten. She will feed on mom's milk until she is old enough to eat food on her own (weaned). This happens at around 10 weeks of age. She can start eating solid food at about 3 to 4 weeks of age, along with her mother's milk. Your kitty will have few teeth and a tender tummy, so a soft meat-based (canned food) diet is easiest for her to eat and digest.
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German Shepherds - The Irreverent Vet's Opinion on the German Shepherd

German Shepherds - The German Shepherd is the third most popular dog breed according to the AKC. They are often wonderful dogs that may be considered "serious" and maybe even a little "shy around strangers." Loyal companions, they love their owners and are devoted pets. I would recommend getting your German Shepherd from a reputable breeder and closely looking at the pup's parents personalities.
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Hawaii Quarantines Incoming Cats for Rabies

You're moving to paradise, and even the family cat seems excited. But be warned. When you land in Honolulu, your pet won't be enjoying those swaying palms and crashing waves for at least another month. Hawaii imposes a 30-day rabies quarantine on dogs and cats, horses and other rabies-prone animals entering the Aloha State to take up permanent residence.
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