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Have a Pawsitively Happy Holiday: Make Your Pet the Star of Your Christmas Card

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Approximately three-quarters of all households in the U.S. own at least one pet. These pets become part of the family, so it's no surprise that many people decide to feature their pets on their annual Christmas cards. Even though Christmas is still several months away, the time to plan an eye-catching holiday photo is now, especially if you intend to order and mail paper cards. To get the best shot of your pet for this year's card, follow the tips below. Photo by Flickr user nightthree 1. Dress your pet in a costume. Whether you are photographing a dog, cat...

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What You Need to Know Before Getting Started with Dog Shows

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According to the American Kennel Club event statistics, more than 3,000 dogs and 150 breeds are entered into a typical large all-breed AKC show. There are also specific breed shows, agility shows and herding trials. That's a lot of competition for any dog! If you are interested in getting your dog started in dog shows, you need to know how to prepare him and yourself for the challenge. Fulfill Basic Requirements Photo by joshwept via Flickr The first thing you need to know before entering your dog into dog shows is what is necessary to qualify. The AKC requires dogs meet...

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Pets On the Bed: The Pros and Cons and What You Need to Know

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Pet owners develop a strong bond with their pets, and as these relationships deepen, boundaries can vary. But before you start letting your pet go to bed with you, there are a number of things to consider. Pet experts note that an owner's bed isn't always the best place for a pet, and it could also have bad implications for the family and even the furniture itself. Ultimately the decision is up to the pet's owner, but you shouldn't let your emotions dictate your choice. Photo by Flickr user Paul Fisher 1. Potty Training Takes Priority According to dog expert...

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Study Guides, Flash Cards & Apps for Aspiring Vet Techs

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A veterinary technician or "vet tech" plays a very important role in assisting the care of animals. Becoming a vet tech is definitely a labor of love, and the good news is that the employment outlook is very good. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that jobs for vet techs will grow 52 percent between 2010 and 2020— much faster than most occupations. As a vet tech, you'll diagnose medical conditions in animals, perform tests, prepare samples for lab work and provide nursing care to the animals you assist. If you've already decided to go to school to become a...

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Get a Dog and be One Productive Puppy

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“There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face,” said author Ben Williams. But dogs are more than just cute, comforting members of the family. Science is only beginning to explore all of the ways our four-legged friends benefit our lives, and the results are worth wagging your tail for. The presence, and sometimes even the image of a dog can have positive effects on your health, career and psyche. Heart Health and Fitness The American Heart Association (AHA) recently released a statement about the benefits of dog ownership on heart health, and the results might...

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