Tag Archives: pets

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 size cage is best for your rat?

Q. What size cage is best for your rat? A. The ideal rat cage should be made of powder-coated wire and should measure at least 760 x 450 x 470mm (this size will accommodate five adult male rats or six ...

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Q & A: My three-year-old pet gerbil recently started to become ‘wobbly’. She also shakes at times and seems unwell. What could be the reason?

Q. My three-year-old pet gerbil recently started to become ‘wobbly’. She also shakes at times and seems unwell. What could be the reason? A. I’m afraid to say that sadly it does sound as if your gerbil is nearing the end ...

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Vet Talk- Your Questions Answered

When food makes Fido sick Q.  Can dogs suffer from food poisoning? A.  Yes, very definitely, although with modern commercially prepared foods this is infrequent. In the case of super-premium diets the food is prepared in conditions which are equivalent ...

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Emigrating with your pet – your questions answered

If you’ve made the decision to emigrate to another country, you’ve likely considered taking your pets with you. You may be concerned that costs will be exorbitant, but this isn’t always the case. The emigration process takes time – for ...

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