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Facts about Ebola Virus and Dogs

In Spain, the dog of a nurse infected with the Ebola virus was euthanized. The Spanish authorities feared the dog, Excalibur, might represent a source of infection for people. However, under similar circumstances in the US, the dog belonging to a Texas nurse was treated differently. Rather than being euthanized this dog was put under house quarantine for close monitoring. Given the serious nature of Ebola, these actions appear inconsistent and confusing. If dogs can … [Read more...]

10 Foods That Are Harmful to Dogs

Dog lovers understand the trust that their dog places in them. As the bumper sticker says, "God help me to become the person my dog thinks I am". This is why it is so important that you are aware of the foods that are harmful to your dog's health. Below are 10 foods that you should keep away from your dog. *  Onions and Garlic: Onions and garlic cause anaemia in dogs which is the destruction of a dog's blood cells. How can you figure out if your dog is … [Read more...]

Understanding Cat Behavior

A lot of people think that cats work on their own agenda, not paying much attention to their owner – provided they have clean litter, food, and water. Cats can behave in odd manners at times, which can easily confuse their owners and make it really hard to determine what the cat wants. As much as cat behavior can be confusing, there are some ways that you can solve common cat behavior mysteries. A common behavior that almost all cats do is press their head … [Read more...]

How I Got Rid of Mice Naturally With Spearmint Oil

The question of how to get rid of mice is never easy. Traps, poisons, electronic devices, and even cats have drawbacks. None of these options can guarantee that the mice will really go away. One female mouse, her offspring, and their subsequent offspring can add up to 2,500 mice in a six month period. It’s no wonder so many people spend their lives in a losing battle with mice. When choosing a method of mouse control, ethical considerations vary. Some people … [Read more...]

The Newfoundland: Aristocrat Among Dogs

These dogs which take their name from the island of Newfoundland and appeal to love large dogs. This article will cover how these wonderful dogs are evaluated by breeders and dog show judges, as well as cover a bit about raising Newfoundland puppies. There are now two established varieties, the black and the white and black. There are also bronze-colored dogs, but they are rare. The black variety of the Newfoundland is essentially black in color; but this does not … [Read more...]