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Pet Potpourri

Top-rated vacuums to clean up pet hair

People regularly welcome pets into their homes. While they may love the affection and companionship the animal provides, they may not enjoy the fur and dander left behind inside the house.

Around 65 percent of American households have one or more pets, according to the American Pet Product Association. while Statistics Canada notes that around half of all Canadian households have a pet. New generations of pet owners are willing and able to pay top dollar for premium services and products. They may be more interested in a vacuum that is designed for pet fur than previous generations.
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How to reduce bird cage messes

Birds are a popular pet among individuals who want a low-maintenance, self-sustainable pet. A pet bird can add ambiance to a home with its chirping and whistling.

After their initial purchase price, birds are relatively inexpensive pets, with a monthly feeding cost of less than $5 in many cases. Birds are less susceptible to parasites than other animals, and they require much less personal space than a dog. Birds also live long depending on the species. Large macaws can live up to 70 years.
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Finding a dog-friendly play space

When people welcome a dog into the home they try their best to offer proper care to the new pet. Food, companionship and veterinary visits are important components of dog care, but exercise must also be a priority. Finding a dog-friendly park or safe area for pets to play is essential to ensuring your four-legged friend is as happy as possible.
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Did you know?

In North America, horses are largely companion animals and diligent workers. But thanks to a quietly lifted ban on funding horse meat inspections, horse meat could now be more readily available for consumption. In November 2011, U.S. Congress lifted the ban, which was initiated in 2006, in a spending bill President Barack Obama signed into law to keep the government afloat until mid-December.
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Technology might help keep tabs on your dog

Bruce Springsteen's lyrics, "Baby we were born to run," may be just as applicable to dogs as it is to people. Some dogs simply are born to run and have a tendency of getting off the leash, escaping a fenced-in yard, and eventually getting lost.
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