Tag Archives: Health and Behaviour

Q & A: Do hamsters get fleas?

Q. Do hamsters get fleas? My hamster is constantly scratching, but I’m not sure if it’s fleas or an allergy, but if it is fleas, can I use a dog or cat product on my hamster?

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A to Z on pet care (Part 3 of 3)

Do you have what it takes to be a responsible pet owner? Caring for an animal requires a firm commitment to the animal’s health and welfare throughout his life

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Is the Chinchilla right for me? (Part 1)

South American chinchillas are kept as pets all over the world. Chinchillas are crepuscular rodents and sleep for most of the day, being active from the twilight hours into the night. Chinchillas are suitable pets for working adults, students and high school learners.

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A to Z on pet care (Part 1 of 3)

Do you have what it takes to be a responsible pet owner? Caring for an animal requires a firm commitment to the animal’s health and welfare throughout his life

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Q&A: What can we do to discourage excessive barking?

Q. Meeko, one of our three Dachshunds, always barks at our domestic worker who has been with us for five years. What can we do to discourage this excessive barking? Is there something we can do to make him more comfortable around her?

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Q & A: My dog becomes very anxious every time I leave him alone at home. I think he suffers from separation anxiety.

Q. My dog becomes very anxious every time I leave him alone at home. I think he suffers from separation anxiety. Please give me advice on how to best deal with the situation, as I need to go to work every weekday and cannot take him along.

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Q & A: Why does your dog chase and jump on cars?

Q. Why does your dog chase and jump on cars? A. Most dogs have some instinct to chase moving objects. How strong the instinct is depends on the breed of dog. For example, dogs who were bred to herd or to assist ...

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