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Pets – The Amazing Benefits of Animal Companionship

Lots of us already realize that animals add to our emotional and spiritual well-being. Since we live in times where just about everything can and is often researched, countless tests have confirmed that owning a pet is good for our physical health as well! Evidently, whilst we are taking care of our pets, our pets are taking care of us.

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Things Prospective Pet Owners Need To Consider

Owning a pet is not something that all people are prepared for. Even though pets are sometimes used as a way of getting children to understand responsibility, it should be noted that there are numerous adults that need a lesson in responsibility as well. The number of abandoned pets is constantly increasing, as people who realise they do not have what it takes to be a pet owner either dump them on the streets, or try to sell them to different pet stores. There are numerous reasons for this. Sometimes the cost of pet accessories, dog supplies and food is just too high for the new owner. Other times, excessive breeding can be an issue, especially in the case of rabbits being held together in the same rabbit hutch.

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New Years’ Resolutions for Pet Owners

Happy New Year! When we think of the first month of a new year, we probably ponder all the resolutions to make for our personal and professional growth. We want to lose weight, eat better, and maybe work toward improving skills to do well at work. If you have a feline or canine companion at home, you may wish to consider adding a few resolutions and include your dog or cat in on your plans for improvement. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

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A Checklist for Buying a Pedal Toy

First on the checklist is the child’s age. Most toys are graded so that the average child of that specified age group will be accommodated by the toy’s size. This has to be a general average because all children do not grow to a definite height at a predetermined age. It is therefore imperative to check the manufacturer’s dimensions of the toy before purchasing. All the information in regard to height, weight restrictions, length are available to the purchaser. Some pedal toys are sold to suit an age band, say between 2 and 6 years old or 3 to 7 years old. It is tempting to buy a toy for the child to grow into, but this may cause accidents because the toy could be too big and too heavy. Each toy has to be carefully selected to suit the age and build of the child.

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Pet Psychic Readings, Communicating With Your Deceased Pet

Pet psychics have been advertising their services since the 1930’s. Though gaining traction in mainstream, the valuable services offered by pet psychics are still a curiosity to most people.

A pet psychic or “animal communicator” can be seen in person or you may opt to contact a telephone pet psychic. Though the preparation requirements for each type of reading are slightly different, both methods will produce the same results.

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Non-Antarctic Penguins

It is a fact of common knowledge that penguins are usually associated with Antarctica continent with severe cold and windy climate and endless snow drifts. It turns out that there are other species of Penguins, the location of which is rather far from Southern Pole and in dozen kilometers from equator – Galapagos Penguin species, for instance. Nearly 1000 pairs of them share the territory of two main islands: Fernandina and Isabella. No one knows for sure how they have got there, but most likely there was once a large iceberg from Antarctica reached the Galapagos by the Humboldt Current.

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How To Stop Your Child From Being A Picky Eater

It happens to many parents. Our babies and toddlers eat a healthy diet and then all of a sudden we hear those words: “I don’t like vegetables!” I remember the first time I heard those words, I was a bit dumb-founded and was quick to reply “but you have been eating them for years.” It didn’t matter what I said, my young son was adamant he longer liked them. Just like that. Thankfully I found a way to overcome this challenge and was well prepared when his younger sister and brother made the same declaration.

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Should You Treat Your Pet At Home or Go To An Emergency Animal Hospital?

You may have gotten a new pet or you may have moved to a new location. You may want to know where to take your pet in case of emergency or how to treat it at home. If you want to treat it at your home then you need to study its behavior from the very beginning. Veterinary hospitals are vital for pet health care, and it is difficult to open an emergency hospital for pets and run it efficiently. But you do need a veterinary hospital with emergency services for your pet in your vicinity as your pet may require immediate assistance at any time.

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Why Flea and Tick Protection Is So Important

Fleas and ticks are the curse of your pet’s and families’ health and love of life. The irritation caused by these nuisances can make your companion uneasy. However these vexing creatures can cause more than misery; they also pass on illness to you and your family.

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How to Keep Your Pets Healthy This Holiday Season

Thanksgiving Pet Safety Advice

This holiday season remember, your pets will never turn down a good treat, so you have to watch out for them… especially around “helpful” relatives and children!

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Coping with a Problem Child

Who haven’t heard the expression “problem child”, but what exactly is it?

A problem child is somebody that is out of control. If you’re battling with a kid that’s obnoxious, disrespectful or abusive towards you then you really have trouble in your hands.

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Teaching Our Children Gratitude

In a time when needs and desires are instantly gratified, and where opportunities and privileges are abundant, we may find that our children are developing an “all for nothing” attitude without expressing the gratitude that is warranted. Expression of gratitude is vital to every individuals’ growth as it teaches us to appreciate what we have. It also teaches us to respect kindness and service, as well as appreciating their sources. I offer up three simple ideas to help teach our children the importance of gratitude in their own lives.

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How to Care for a Pet Hamster

In the wild, hamsters tend to live on their own rather than in groups. They are not social by nature and so, apart from breeding purposes, it is best to house them on their own. Allow a minimum area of 625 sq. cm (100 sq. in.) for each hamster (which grows up to 15 cm in overall length); thus, the dimensions of their quarters should be at least 25 cm (10 in) square.

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How To Be A Good Mother

Asking yourself how to be a good mother is an excellent thing. But please remember that there’s no such thing as a bad mother! There are just parenting skills and guidelines that need to be understood and applied.

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Tricks to Teach Your Hamster

Before You Start

hamsterBefore we discuss tricks to teach your hamster, here are some basic facts you need to consider. Buy a hamster that is 4-7 weeks of age. That way they can start learning tricks young. Hamsters live to around 3-4 years old.

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Does Your Child Understand Money?

Is your child ready to survive in the real world? The world of money, income and debt? Our households, cities, states and nations are drowning in debt because many adults never learned fiscal responsibility.

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Preventative Health Care for Guinea Pigs

The basic health care for your guinea pig is that you should brush it’s coat at least once a week if it is a short haired pig and more often if it is a longer coated variety. Check and cut your pigs nails and be prepared to trim the nails every month. You can trim more often if necessary. Keep an eye on your pigs teeth. They continuously grow and can cause problems if they are not ground away by regular chewing. If there is any sign of the teeth overgrowing you will have to speak to a vet.

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How Childcare Agencies Can Help Your Family

Modern parents are busier than ever. Balancing the demands of family life with your work commitments is difficult, but this is where professional childcare agencies can help. Whether you have a new baby or older children, a nanny will be able to give you the extra pair of hands that can make life a lot easier, allowing you to relax and make the most of the time you do have with your children.

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Grandchildren Under the Care of Grandparents

The behavior of your grandchildren changes when they are with their grandparents. According to observations, the grandchildren that were raised by their grandparents are likely to have a positive result when it comes to their behavior. Some of them are less rebellious, caring, more understanding, and appreciative compared to other children. Usually, they are disciplined in terms of time. They are aware of curfew and they actually obey and practice it. These grandchildren know that their grandparents are waiting for them, so they don’t want to make them worry. This is the reason why they go home early or as what time they say they will. Time is essential to them, so they honor it.

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Keeping You and Your Children Safe in Birmingham

Birmingham is a large yet safe city and is well policed at all hours. However, there are areas that should be avoided after dark and Friday/Saturday night scuffles on the busy streets such as Broad Street are quite possible.

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