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5 things to consider before adopting a hamster

So you’re thinking about bringing a hamster into the house, but you’re not sure how to take care of one? The below tips will help guide you through the adopting process and give you an idea of what kind of care this tiny little rodent…
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Guides

Border Collie: discover this herding breed

Origin and history The Border Collie is a breed herding dog developed in the Anglo-Scottish border region to herd livestock, particularly sheep. It was developed from a type of collie widely spread in the British Isles, especially for its intelligence and obedience. Given its creation along the…
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The basics of acclimating new fish in an aquarium

Purchasing new fish for your aquarium is always an exciting event. Like most things concerning proper fish care, though, a little planning goes a long way. Starting with the actual purchase, make sure that you are returning straight home, right back to your aquarium with the…
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Guides

How to tell a Persian cat from a Himalayan

Few people are able to tell the difference between these two cat breeds, and the reason is simple: the only things distinguishing them from one another is their fur colour, and eye colour! Himalayans are actually the result of a cross between a Persian and…
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On the hunt for a cat? Here’s how to adopt the right one!

Choosing the right cat means checking off a number of criteria, and very few people know what those criteria are. When adopting a cat, most people will choose based on beauty, colour or sex, while others will follow the old “whichever one comes to me…
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Health

Cat flu: symptoms, prevention and treatment

It’s true: cats can get the flu too! However, there are a number of prevention methods, including vaccines, that can help diminish risk. But if, despite your efforts, your cat still becomes gripped by the flu, it’s important that you be able to recognize the…
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Guides

The British Shorthair: The teddy bear cat from Britain

Did you know the British Shorthair is among the world’s 5 most popular cats? Then again, how could it not be, with its thick teddy bear coat for which it is known? The name ‘British Shorthair’ hints at its morphology, as well as its country…
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Behaviour

Understanding what your role is as a dog owner

Your dog is a full-fledged member of your family, but have you considered what his particular needs are as a canine? In order to feel balanced, does your dog really need a “leader of the pack?”   What is a pack? For domestic dogs, the word…
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