Cuthbert
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Can my dog get sick from my human illness?
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In the case of the flu, it depends on the strain of it. The specific type of disease that transmits from humans to animals and the other way around is called a Zoonotic Disease. According to PetMD: ...

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Is there a reason guinea pigs need a cage without a wire bottom?
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The wire bottom cages can cause a condition called bumblefoot. It can be very painful for your guinea pig and you're better off springing for a cage with a solid bottom. This condition can also occur ...

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How can I more easily clip my ferrets' nails?
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This method has been working for me since I discovered it. Get yourself a bottle of Ferretone. Lay your ferret on his/her back and put a few tiny drops on your ferret's belly. They will spend about ...

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What treats are dangerous for me to feed my cat?
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When deciding on treats for your cat, remember that they are obligate carnivores and shouldn't be eating much other than meat. If you want to give your cat treats, try to look for freeze dried raw ...

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What should I consider before deciding to adopt a ferret?
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This is a general answer, without taking into account breeder issues. Your profile says you live in Lagos, Nigeria. I'm not familiar with any breeders there and American vaccination laws may not ...

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How can I prevent my ferrets from chewing on wires?
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What's worked very well for me is a combination of a few things. I limit the amount of wires the ferrets actually have access to. The power-strip for the television is hung on the underside of the ...

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What treats are safe for my ferrets to eat?
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Ferrets, like cats, are obligate carnivores and should not eat much else other than meat! It's best to avoid grains, fruits, vegetables.. anything that's not meat. Treats like Marshall Bandit Ferret ...

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Is there truth to the idea that changing food too often make your dog sick?
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I worked at a Pets Hotel for a few months and saw a lot of dogs with upset stomachs (diarrhea) when their owner didn't leave their own food. The default food for when the owner doesn't provide their ...

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What are the most common dietary allergies in cats?
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Web-MD for Pets has this list of common cat allergies: The most common food allergens are chicken, fish, corn, wheat, and soy; cats may also develop a food allergy to beef, pork, dairy products, or ...

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How to leash train a ferret?
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Getting them accustomed to the harness isn't an overnight task. Whenever you have them out of their enclosure, make sure to put it on and give them a treat when you do it so they associate the harness ...

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How to introduce ferret to other pets?
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I don't think there's a guaranteed, works-100% way to have them get along. The thing to remember is that ferrets have thicker skin than the dog so they may not know how hard of a bite is too hard. ...

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What are safe plants to let my cat chew on?
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Remember cats are obligate carnivores and they shouldn't be eating anything that's not meat. Check out this question for reference. If your cat is vomiting things back up, he shouldn't be eating ...

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