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If you want to adopt a dog, there are many breeds to choose from. You can choose from hairless dogs, big dogs, small dogs, dogs that don't shed, dogs that do – and that's just for starters. You can also choose dogs based upon personality, looks, and temperament.
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Hot spots, infections and discomfort are often preventable through basic grooming techniques that pet owners can address with relative ease. One of the most important considerations for prospective pet owners is a frank determination of their dedication to grooming needs. No matter the breed, all pets need some level of brushing, ear cleaning and nail trimming - usually about once a month.
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By Corinne Mitchell, San Diego Cats Examiner, examiner.com, April 22, 2011 - It has been discovered that cats are also being poisoned at the El Rey Trailer Plaza mobile home park in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of San Diego.
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Find the right questions to ask breeders.
When you are considering the purchase of a pet from a breeder, talk to more than one breeder, and request license and registration information as well as references. Though many breeders are AKC-registered, please remember that this doesn't necessarily ensure the quality of their breeding practices. Due diligence is vital if you are to find a healthy pet!
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From the Examiner.com (Los Angeles CA) by Melissa Maroff, San Fernando Valley Pet Rescue Examiner - LA City Councilmember Paul Koretz announced a historic motion Friday to ban the sale of commercially bred dogs, cats and rabbits within Los Angeles city limits. The proposal states that "pet shops selling live animals have traditionally been an outlet for 'puppy mills' and 'kitten mills,' where hundreds of thousands of puppies and kittens are bred annually under a variety of abuses, from straightforward cruelty to inbreeding."
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For most, the rewards of canine companionship far outweigh the challenges. After all, dogs are part of the family and the responsibility of caring for them is generally considered a pleasure. Feeding is part of the caring process. But there doesn't appear to be consensus on how best to achieve the goal of optimum wellness where diet is concerned. When it comes to food and dogs, and what may be best for them, there exists a contentious argument concerning feeding them human food or table scraps. Many people have no qualms about doing so, and while there are general guidelines that should be followed, there appears to be no evidence as to why this habit shouldn't continue. There are various reasons that pet owners feed their dogs human food and chief among them is the belief that doing so is healthier and safer than providing processed foods. In reality this is somewhat true, given problems occurring in the manufacturing of dog food and pet food industry, as well as marketing practices that often are misleading, or even false. Yet, with a bit of effort on the part of the pet owner, a number of safe, healthy and nutritious foods may be provided. This article examines these issues, yet prefers to leave it up to the reader to decide what may be best for their canine loved one.
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