ASPCA Pet Vaccination Truck ScheduleIn some places like New York City, the ASPCA has mobile vaccination trucks that service neighborhoods on a set schedule. This page has links and information about the ASPCA's mobile vaccination truck schedules.
Preventing a Dog From Peeing on Carpet and Rugs?Preventing a dog from peeing on the carpet, especially repeat performances, can be a frustrating process, but there are solutions to this problem. This is a page about preventing a dog from peeing on carpet and rugs.
Finding a Veterinarian That Accepts PaymentsIt is very stressful to have a pet in need of veterinary treatment and not have the cash for the visit. Finding a practice that will accept payments can be difficult. This is a page about finding a veterinarian that accepts payments.
Recovery Time for Dog With ParvoWhen caring for a pet with parvo, many owners would like to know the average recovery time for an infected pup. This is a page about recovery time for dog with parvo.
Do Fleas Jump Off of Pets After Treatment?When a pet is given the first dose of Advantage or Revolution, do the fleas jump off the pet and into the environment? Or do the fleas die from the chemicals?
How to Prevent Dog From Hiding Under Bed?A new dog or a rescued abused one may feel afraid or insecure and hide under furniture such as your bed. This is a page about how to prevent a dog from hiding under the bed.
Training a Pitbull to Not BiteThis is a page about training a Pitbull to not bite. Puppies love to play rough and tumble and biting is a part of that play. However, when they grow up biting is no longer acceptable and potentially dangerous. Training your Pitbull not to bite is a process you can undertake successfully at home.
Dog Diapers Won't Stay OnThis is a page about dog diapers won't stay on. Whatever the reason you need to use dog diapers, it is maddening when they won't stay on.
Keeping Dogs From Pooping on GrassKeeping the neighbor's dogs from pooping on the grass can be a challenge. This is a page about keeping dogs from pooping on grass.
Treating a Kitten with Eye DischargeSome pet ailments can safely be treated at home whereas others need to be referred to a vet to determine the cause and proper treatment. This is a page about treating a kitten with eye discharge.
Parvo Advice for Those Who Can't Go to the VetWhen treating the parvo virus, a veterinarian should be consulted. But for many pet owners, the cost of professional medical care to treat their dog for the parvo virus can be difficult. If you are caught in a situation where you CANNOT see a vet, here are some ideas to treat your dog until you can arrange for the proper medical care. This is a page about parvo advice for those who can't go to the vet.
Treating Crusty Patches on Dog's Skin?This is a page about dog has dry, crusty skin patches. You want to find a safe and effective treatment for your dog's skin problems.
Dawn Dish Soap For FleasMany pet owners consider using Dawn dish soap as an inexpensive shampoo for fleas. Dawn's formula has changed over the years. Most versions include a warning to avoid mixing with bleach, which is a sign that there has been ammonia added to boost the cleaning power.
Remedy for Dog's Itchy SkinDogs can suffer from itchy skin. This is a page about a remedy for dog's itchy skin.
Smelly Black Tar Buildup in Dog's Ear?A dog owner asks: My dog has black tar stuff in his ear and it smells, what is it? One of the causes for a black smelly build up in your pet's ears can be a yeast or other type of infection.
Finding Free or Low Cost Pet Clinics in Sacramento, California?If you live in Sacramento and need low cost pet care, there may be some options for you. This is a page about finding free or low cost pet clinics in Sacramento, California.
Bumps and Lumps on a Dog?This is a page about bumps and lumps on a dog. It is disturbing, even frightening to discover a strange bump or lump on your dog while petting her.
Dog Still Scratching After Flea Treatment?Treating your pet for active fleas is only part of the process for getting rid of fleas and preventing re-infestation. Your home and yard will be to be treated. Even if your pet no longer has fleas, their skin may still need treatment to promote healing and discourage scratching. This is a page about what to do if your dog is still scratching after a flea treatment.
Homemade Weight Loss Dog Food Recipes?This is a page about homemade weight loss dog food recipes. Specialty dog foods can be hard on your budget.
Remedies for Worms in CatsThis is a page about remedies for worms in cats. Cat owners sometimes look for remedies for worms other than a trip to the vet.
Cat Started Peeing and Pooping in Closet?I have an inside/outside female cat who is 8 years old. She has always been very good about using the litter box or going outside. We actually removed the litter box about 3 years ago with "no" problems. Now all of sudden we found out she has been peeing and pooping in my daughter's closet.
Keeping a Cat from Scratching Its WoundThis page is about keeping a cat scratching its wound. Depending on where the wound is located, it can be a challenge to make it impossible for them to scratch at it and help them heal.
Giving Pets Vinegar for FleasVinegar is know for its health benefits for humans, and may deter fleas from your pets. This is a page about giving pets vinegar for fleas.
Homemade Ear Wash for DogsThis is a page about homemade ear wash for dogs. Keeping your dog's ears clean is important for their health.
Using Ivermectin to Treat Ear MitesVets often prescribe Acarexx, a .01% solution of ivermectin, to treat parasites including ear mites. Some pet owners prefer to mix their own solution when treating their pets. This is a page about using ivermectin to treat ear mites.
Is My Dog a Full Blooded Chihuahua?This is a page about, "Is my dog a full blooded Chihuahua?". It is sometimes difficult to be certain that your dog is a pure bred just by its appearance.
Preventing Algae in Pet Water BowlsThis page is about preventing algae in pet water bowls. Keeping your pet's water fresh and their bowl clean is your first defense against algae growth.
Previously House Trained Dog Peeing IndoorsYour dog could be reacting to changes in the household or possibly have a health problem. This page is about previously house trained dog peeing indoors.
Old Dog Peeing in HouseThere are many reasons a previously house trained dog begins to pee in the house, including advancing age. This is a page about old dog peeing in house.
Treating a Dog's Scaly Smelly Skin?This is a page about treating a dog's scaly smelly skin. Identifying the cause is the first step in treating your dog's skin aliments.
Remedies for a Dog With DiarrheaThis is a page about remedies for a dog with diarrhea. Like their human owners, dogs can suffer from occasional diarrhea. Untreated it can lead to dehydration. Determining the cause, treatment, and whether you need to make a trip to the vet are the primary concerns.
Home Remedy for Dog's Eczema?This is a page about home remedy for dog's eczema. Determining the cause of your dog's skin problem can help you get it under control.
Flooring for an Outdoor Kennel?What would be the best flooring for a outside dog kennel? We have 2 large dogs and 3, 3mo puppies. Waste is getting out of hand and killing the grass. Any ideas: gravel, wood chips, just plain concrete?
Cat Peeing in the Same PlaceCats can certainly be creatures of habit. If your cat is peeing someplace you don't want them to, it would be best to stop them from peeing there as soon as possible. This is a page about cat peeing in the same place.
Keeping Cats from Peeing on a CouchIf your cat is peeing on your couch, it is important to get the cat to stop doing so as soon as possible. This is a page about keeping cat from peeing on new couch.
Using Olive Oil for FleasOlive oil is a great natural flea remedy. It is a great flea treatment for cats and small dogs. Learn more about olive oil for fleas in this page.
What Can I Feed a Goldfish Other Than Fish Food?This is a page about what can I feed a goldfish other than fish food? Regular goldfish food is best for a fish in a bowl or tank.
Cat Pooping in Bathtub?This page is about cat pooping in the bathtub. Sometimes our pets choose the wrong place to their duty inside the house.
Homemade Food for Dog with Kidney DiseaseThis is a page about homemade food for dog with kidney disease. Pets that have been diagnosed with kidney disease generally need a special diet. You can buy the veterinary formula food or make your own.
My Boxer is Not Eating?If your boxer is not eating it could be a the sign of a serious issue that requires veterinary help. This is a page about my boxer is not eating.
House Trained Dog Pooping InsideIt is frustrating and confusing when your house trained dog backslides. This is a page about what to do when a previously house broken dog has started pooping in the house.
Caring for a Blind Dog?This is a page about caring for a blind dog. With patience and special techniques you can successfully train and care for a blind dog.
Pit Bull Breed Information and PhotosThese popular guard dogs are a sturdy, medium sized pet and great companions for many people. This page contains pit bull breed information and photos.
Keeping Cats from Peeing on FurnitureThis page is about keeping cats from peeing on furniture. Sometimes a cat chooses a place to relieve itself that is not where you want.
Treating a Dog's Ear InfectionDogs with drop ears, in particular, can be prone to recurring ear infections. In addition to the obvious trip to the vet, there are additional measures pet owners can take. This page has advice about treating a dog's ear infection.
Dog Peeing Inside When Lying Down?This is a page about dog peeing inside when lying down. It can be alarming and frustrating when a trained dog begins to have accidents in the house. You will need to determine if it warrants a trip to the vet or other action.
My Dog Won't Let Me Put Medicine in His Ears?I need help my dog has yeast infection in his ears. I have the medication to put in them, but he will not let us put it in. We got him held down once and now he will not let my husband near him. We tried a muzzle and he will not let me touch him now to put that on.
My Dog Is Sick After Getting a Parvo/Distemper ShotCertain immunizations can cause side effects in some pets. This is a page about my dog is sick after getting a parvo/distemper shot.
When Do Dogs Stop Going Into Heat?This is a page about "when do dogs stop going into heat?". Many pet owners may wonder when their intact female dog will enter a doggy form of menopause and stop going into heat.
Kitten Trying to Nurse on PeopleThis is a page about kitten trying to nurse on people. Young kittens will sometimes attempt to suckle on anything and everything including people.
Remedies for Dog with Itchy SkinThis page contains remedies for dog with itchy skin. The cause of the scratching can be determined by a visit to the vet.
Feeding a Dog Chicken?This is a page about feeding a dog chicken. Some dog owners like to supplement their pet's food with cooked meat, such as chicken.
Treating a Dog's Yeast InfectionAn overabundance of yeast can result in infections on your dog's skin, in the ears, and other areas. This is a page about treating a dog's yeast infection.
Is My Pit Bull Full Blooded?This page contains questions and responses to the question, "Is my Pit Bull full blooded?". Trying to determine whether their dog is pure bred is something many owners attempt. While a DNA test will determine the breed definitively, there may be some characteristics of the breed that will help.
Finding Free or Low Cost Pet Clinics in...When looking for veterinarian services it helps to find a clinic you can afford. This page is about finding free or low cost pet clinics in California.
Feeding Stray CatsThis page is about feeding stray cats. Once you begin feeding orphan or feral cats, you are taking responsibility for making sure they are taken care of.
Dog Scratching But I Don't See Any Fleas?There several reasons your dog may be noticeably scratching. If there are no fleas more investigation is needed. This is a page about dog scratching but I don't see any fleas.
Dog Is Itchy After Being Groomed?This is a page about dog is itchy after being groomed. Grooming products or shaving are potential reasons your dog may be itchy after being groomed.
Homemade Cat Litter IdeasThis is a page about homemade cat litter ideas. Many cat owners prefer to make their own cat litter, rather than buy the commercial varieties available at the store.
Cat Scratching Its NeckThis is a page about a cat scratching its neck. If you kitty is scratching its neck, the first thing to do is try to determine the cause.
Remedy for Smelly Dog Feet?This is a page about remedy for smelly dog feet. Although your dog may be well, it can have stinky feet for no apparent reason. It can be bothersome.
Puppy With Blood in its StoolThis is a page about a puppy with blood in its stool. There are a number of reasons your puppy may have blood in its stool, some more serious than others.
Training a Pit Bull PuppyPit Bull puppies need the same training and socialization as any puppy. There are some additional steps you can add to your training schedule for these energetic powerful dogs. This is a page about training a Pit Bull puppy.
Dog Pees in House When Left AloneThis is a page about when a dog pees in house when left alone. Even a house trained dog will have accidents under certain circumstances.
Getting Rid of Mange in the House?Will bleach work to kill mange mites in my carpets?
Feeding and Caring for Pet LadybugsThese insects enjoy aphids, but there are other things they may like. This page is about feeding and caring for pet ladybugs.
Remedies for a Dog's Bad BreathThis page is about remedies for a dog's bad breath. Dogs can have problems with teeth and gums, or it can be a sign of another health issue.
Training a Dog to Poop on a Training PadThis is a page about training a dog to poop on a training pad. Training a dog to use a puppy pad may be the best solution for a pet that stays inside for periods of time without access to a yard via a dog door.
Homemade Dog Food RecipesOne way to make sure your best friend is getting the best dog food, is to make it yourself. Homemade dog food is easy, as long as you know what nutrients your dog needs. This is page contains homemade dog food recipes.
House Training a Yorkshire TerrierIf you have a Yorkshire Terrier puppy, you will need to get it house broken as soon as possible. This is a page about house training a Yorkshire Terrier.
Treating a Dog for Skin Irritation from Grooming?Pet grooming, particularly shaving, can leave your dog with irritated skin. Luckily there are some remedies to make your pet more comfortable and clear up the irritation. This is a page about treating a dog for skin irritation from grooming.
Dog Still Smells After a Bath?This is a page about when a dog still smells after a bath. If giving your dog a bath does not eliminate a bad smell, you will need to try to determine the cause.
Dog Peeing and Pooping InsideThis is a page about dog peeing and pooping inside. House training your dog takes patience and consistency. Even dogs that have been house trained may revert back to pooping and peeing in the house. Determining the cause may be difficult.
Dog Peeing Inside After New Dog Arrived?Introducing a new dog into your home can cause stress to other pets you may already own. This is a page about dog peeing inside after new dog arrived.
Puppy Barks When Yelled At?Every time I punish my 10 weeks old pit bull for chewing stuff and peeing in the house by yelling at her, she fights back by barking aggressively at me. Is this normal? Or should I just leave her alone because she is to young to learn?
Getting Rid of Fleas on KittensThis is a page about getting rid of fleas on kittens. While topical flea treatments are readily available for older cats, young kittens will require alternative methods to rid them of these biting pests.
Using Corn Starch for Dog's Hot SpotsHot spots, or moist eczemas can result from allergies, bites, stress licking, and more. As your pet continues to chew and scratch the irritation progresses. This is a page about using corn starch for dog's hot spots.
Homemade Pet Hair Detangler?Long and medium haired pets can get tangles in their fur. You can save money on pet products by making your own pet hair detangler. This is a page about homemade pet hair detangler.
Cat Peeing on CountertopsIf your cat is peeing on your counter, you will want to prevent it from doing this any more as soon as possible. This is a page about cat peeing on countertops.
Treating an Anemic Cat?This is a page about treating an anemic cat. Like humans, animals can also suffer from anemia and the effects of this blood condition.
Keeping Cats from Scratching Screen Doors?This is a page about keeping cats from scratching screen doors. Cats can quickly ruin a screen door with their claws. Training your cat to not scratch at the screen will save you money and allow your screen door to serve it's purpose.
My Dog Played With a Dog That Has ParvoThe parvo virus is highly contagious and is transmitted by contact with contaminated feces. This is a page with advice when my dog has played with a dog that has parvo.
Remedy for a Dog's Itchy PawsDry skin or allergies are often the cause for itchy paws. Treating them early can help prevent licking and more irritation. This is a page about remedy for a dog's itchy paws.
Remedies for Cat Losing Hair?This is a page about remedies for cat losing hair. When your pet starts losing hair in localized spots it is important to determine the cause so that you can begin the proper treatment.
Dog Pooping in My BedThis is a page about dog pooping in my bed. There are a number of possible reasons that a house trained dog might start pooping on its owner's bed.
Homemade Flea Spray RecipeThis is a page about homemade flea spray recipe. Using household products you can make an effective flea spray.
Treating a Kitten With WormsThis is a page about treating a kitten with worms. Kittens can easily get infected with worms of several types. Because of their age and small size you will want to be careful how you attempt to treat them.
Dog Won't Eat After Being Spayed?This is a page about dog won't eat after being spayed. Spaying is a major medical procedure. Your dog may not be very interested in food after the surgery.
Housebreaking Problems with a Pomeranian?This is a page about housebreaking problems with a Pomeranian. Not all dogs understand that they need to relieve themselves outside, and need some creative encouragement.
Keeping Dogs from Jumping Your FenceThis is a page about keeping dogs from jumping your fence. Some dogs just love to jump over the fence, as soon as you turn your back, and head off on an adventure.
Remedies for Stinky DogsThis is a page containing remedies for stinky dogs. There are some home remedies you can use to help eliminate doggie odor.
Feeding a Dog With Food AllergiesThis is a page about feeding a dog with food allergies. Many dogs suffer from food allergies.
Can I Give My Dog Canned Soup?Can I give my dog canned soup? For example Habitant beef, chicken, or vegetable soup. Maybe giving 5 or 6 tablespoons and mix with the 2 cups of dry food I give her.
Treating Ear MitesThis is a page about treating ear mites. Our pets sometimes become infested with ear mites.
Natural Treatment for Yeast Infection in Dog's EarsMany pet owners choose to treat their dog's yeast infections with natural products rather than seek medications from their vet. This is a page about natural treatment for yeast infection in dog's ears.
Dog in Heat Peeing Inside?This is a page about dog in heat peeing inside. It is frustrating when a house trained dog who is having her cycle starts peeing inside.
Making Your Own Cat TreeThis is a page about making your own cat tree. Cat trees provide a great place for your cats to hang out, sleep and play. Even smaller cat trees can be very expensive.
Is Peppermint Oil Harmful to Birds?I am thinking of using peppermint oil to rid an aviary of mice. Will it harm my birds?
Remedies for a Dog With Itchy Ears?This is a page about remedies for a dog with itchy ears. Itchy ears can drive your dog crazy.
Remedies for Dogs With GasThis page is about remedies for dogs with gas. If your dog has problems with flatulence, it must be something in their diet.
Dog Obedience Training Using a Squirt BottleThis is a page about dog obedience training using a squirt bottle. Some pet owners will use water in a squirt bottle to reinforce incorrect behaviors when training their dog.
New Dog Not Going to The Bathroom?This is a page about new dog not going to the bathroom. Dogs may become stressed when they move to a new house or family. This can translate into problems going pee or poop.
Blue and Brown Eggs, Oh My!After losing all of our chickens last year, we hand raised 5 new girls last spring. They finally started laying eggs and by the time we realized it there was quite a collection hidden around the coop. After washing them up I had to take a moment to appreciate the wide range of colors and speckles on them. I saved many of these and plan to blow them out and save them.
Gum Container for Cat TreatsI started putting the cat treats in an empty Eclipse gum container. It's much easier to get out a few when I want to give the cat some running exercise. The container keeps the treats fresh and it holds a 2.1 oz. package of Temptations treats for cats.
Mi-T (Xoloitzcuintli)He was given to me by a friend. "Mi-T" is a 4.5 lbs. Xolo who loves to go on 4-mile beach walks. He is a miniature "coated" Mexican hairless.
Use Produce Bags for Soiled Cat LitterPlastic produce bags make great bags for cleaning out the cat litter box. Usually the bags are damp or wet when empty, so I hang them to dry which does not take long.
Simon (Guinea Pig)He is a rescue and we got him about 8 months ago. He likes to snuggle and he is also an emotional support animal.
Bogart (Cairn Terrier)He was purchased as a pup. Bogart is a human trapped in a Cairn Terrier body, he is the most wonderful friend in the world, very thoughtful, he is fearless and protecting, considerate and understanding. He likes to show off that he is the boss and that he is in command. But most of all loves to be by your side and enjoys cuddles.
A Video About Chow ChowsHere is a great informational video from Animal Planet about the Chow Chow breed. It includes general information, history about the breed, and tips for raising a Chow Chow.
Caring for Your BettaI found this video on youtube.com and it was great. I wanted to share it with all of you who are interested in Bettas.
Teach Your Dog Not to BarkThe best way to teach a dog not to bark is to teach it to bark, and then reward it for barking. I have my Bruno, who is a Rottie mix who lives in the house, has just recently seemed to learn that I like him to mouth the word "Mama" and he gets lots of attention.
Video: Plants Poisonous to PetsJust received this information from the ASPCA via email. I was surprised to know that some of these plants are poisonous to our pets, and thought I should share it with the Thrifty Fun Community!
Video: Making an Inexpensive Flea PoolThis is a video I saw on youtube and I am sharing with you.
Bucket Chicken WatererYou can save money by making your own chicken waterer. Check out this video and learn how easy it is to make one using a bucket.
Dog With Bloody Stool?Bloody stools can be the sign of a serious medical issue, such as parvo or a intestinal injury. Dogs exhibiting this symptom should be taken to a veterinarian immediately for professional care.
Missy (Shih Tzu/Yorkie)When I was 11 she was given to my family as a runt of the pack. She loves to run around and be in someone's lap at all times.
Muscovy DucklingThis baby came from mama duck, whose name is Wings. She is a very good mama ;) This is one of our 9 Muscovy babies.
This baby is so pretty, and sweet. She (or he) needed a bath and some cuddles. I had to share ;)
Durable Toys for Large and Medium Breed DogsIf you have ever wondered what a really durable toy for a dog is, look no further. The most durable toy I have ever seen, is actually a horse toy, but dogs play with them too.
Massage Kitten's Paws Before Holiday PicturesI love taking seasonal photos of our pets. I have noticed a nice foot massage is great to calm my kittens and cats before a photo session. Some of them don't enjoy it, right away, but most of our ten cats do.
Pet Bird PhotosBirds are a favorite pet for many people who enjoy their songs, behavior, and beautiful colors. We have gathered some shared photos here.
Regrowing Fur on Pomeranian's Back LegsMy Pom got massacred by a groomer today. They completely cut off fur on his back legs (from paws up) so they now look so skinny. Also, severely cut back the fur around his bum. How can I make his fur on the legs grow back? Will the fur around his bum grow back?
What Breed and Age is My Dog?I was told that Hudson here was 6 weeks old and a full-blooded pit. Not so sure if he is full-blooded or if he is 6 weeks, considering he seems younger than 6 weeks.
What Breed Is My Dog?I rescued a dog and was told it was a Pit mix with either Mountain Cur or Blue Heeler. Can you tell? She is the best dog ever. She loves people and absolutely loves kids. She does not bark at people, but she is just very calm. She stays by my side when we walk. The vet thinks she may have been a therapy dog or service dog which worked out great for me and my health.
Why Does My 5 Month Old Kitty Nurse on My Lip?My 5 month old kitty nurses on my lip. Every single day. I wake up to her like clock work at 6 am doing it. She does it throughout the day. She does it at night. If I put her down, she meows at me and follows me until I pick her up. I got her at 8 weeks. She's been doing it for 3 months. It doesn't bother me. I'm just curious. She purrs the whole time laying on my chest kneading my face
Gouldian Finch Not Incubating Eggs?My finches have laid 6 eggs, the last one being laid today, but they have not yet started incubating the eggs. What to do?
Feeding a Pet Ladybug?I have a lady bug and I wanted to know if I could feed it cucumbers.