Category: Pets

Pet Profile: The Gentle Bulldog

A Bulldog is much more than a pair of sad eyes and droopy jaws, but this dog’s appearance is a major reason for its popularity. The other reason these dogs are so popular is that they have a sweet and gentle nature. This breed was originally created to help butchers slaughter bulls. Some people used …

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Pet Profile: The Steady Komondor

The Komondor was originally brought to Hungary by nomads to guard their sheep and is still used for that purpose today.  The earliest account of this breed is from the 16th century. The dog is said to be related to some Russian breeds and is a descendent of Tibetan dogs. The Komondor is still used …

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Pet Profile: The Graceful Greyhound

The Greyhound is a breed with the ability to run fast, and unfortunately often valued solely for their racing abilities, as many Greyhound owners use their dogs to compete in races and put them down when they lose too many races. However, these dogs can also be wonderful pets and many of them are rehabilitated …

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Pet Profile: The Reliable Golden Retriever

So, you read THE WATCHER a dozen times, you’ve seen Golden Retrievers working as guide dogs, and now you want to buy a Golden Retriever puppy of your own. However, before you bring one of these cuddly yellow fuzz balls home, you need to be sure a Golden Retriever is really the right dog for …

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Is a Pet Rabbit Right For You?

If you are considering purchasing or adopting a pet rabbit, you should first give careful consideration to the demands and rewards of these very special pets. Countless homes have been brightened by the presence of a long-eared lodger, and conscientious rabbit keepers have many years of fulfilling interaction and bonding to look forward to. At …

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Pet Profile: The Powerful Bull Mastiff

The Bull Mastiff is a cross between a Mastiff and a Bulldog. Originating from England, the Bull Mastiff was developed to work with the law to track down, tackle and hold poachers. The dogs are fierce and threatening to criminals. The Bull Mastiff was also prized as a hunting guard and as an aid in …

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Guinea Pig Feeding Tips

Grasses are the primary staple in a guinea pig’s diet. They meet most of the needs of the rodent known scientifically as cavia porcellus. But there are a number of supplemental foods that can help supply missing nutrients and liven up their diet. Foraging is one way to accomplish that, but it requires some care. …

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Crochet Card Project: Loss of Pet Sympathy Card

A sympathy note will always be welcome.Take the time to send a card to let someone know you’re thinking of them.This card can bring comfort for the loss of a cat or dog.Linda ❤️ Supplies 5½ x 4¼ card Paw Print Scrapbook Paper Solid Color Scrapbook Paper Yarn: #3 lightweight yarn in dk gray or …

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Effective Ways to Relieve Your Dog’s Fear of Loud Noises

You may not be affected by this yourself, but explosions, cracks, and pops may seem like the end of the world to your furred pal. Assuming that your furry friend shakes and shivers through storms, or tucks away under the bed each and every Fourth of July, here are several measures you can take to …

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Pet Profile: The Protective Collie

Almost every child wants to own Lassie, the wonder Collie. Unfortunately, if the child really expects one dog to be that incredible, a Collie puppy may be a bit of a disappointment. After all, in real life, Lassie is actually played by several hard working Collies. The Collie was originally bred to herd sheep and …

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