Can You Catch MRSA from Your Pets?

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Recently, doctors have discovered that Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) can be passed from pets to humans and back to pets again. Do you feel like kissing your kitty now? Your pet is always exposing you … Read More

It's Shedding Season! Here's How to Minimize Hair Accumulation in Your House

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I’ve been finding tufts of dog hair around the house all week. For a couple of days I was puzzled– I’m brushing my dogs as often as I always do! Then I realized it’s June, and … Read More

Do Cats Need Baths?

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Do cats need baths? In most cases, the answer is no, unless the cat is a show cat– in which case, you should either already know all about grooming for shows or have a mentor helping … Read More

More New Year's Resolutions for Pet Owners

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As the New Year dawns, I encourage pet owners to resolve to improve their pets’ lives in 2009. A happier, healthier pet will make you happy, too. My resolutions include taking a Flyball class with my … Read More

Bathing Your Rat

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¬† Rats are naturally very tidy animals, generally¬†needing baths only once or twice a year unless a medical condition or an owner’s allergies necessitate more frequent bathing. Some male rats require more frequent baths due to … Read More

PetLvr Mailbag: Dog Doo

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Dear PetLvr Mailbag .. My dog lifts his leg to pee, then poops instead. This may seem like a silly question, but it causes poop to stick to the hair on his hind legs. Yuck! –Grossed … Read More

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