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Transdermal Medications in Cats

Animals are often prescribed medication to be administered at home. Medications are usually given by mouth, though some are injected (e.g. insulin). Many pets can be medicated without much difficulty, but some pets, particularly cats, are resistant to handling by their owners so alternative methods of drug delivery must be sought.
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Mediterranean Tortoise Care

The Mediterranean tortoise ( Testudo hermanni ) is a medium sized chelonian and is differentiated from its close cousin Testudo graeca (North African Spur-thighed tortoise) by having a horny tip to the tail and a lack of tubercles on the back of the thighs. Also called the Hermann's tortoise, it has a flattened, broad low carapace, which is usually olive to tan in color with darker, often black markings.
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How do dogs react to the death of another dog?

Our question this week was: Doctor - when you have more than one dog and you lose your 10-year-old sheltie, will your 8-year-old boxer, that has grown up with the sheltie, go into a depression? And if so how long will it last? Lori Poe Answer Hi Lori - thanks for your email and question. Every dog is so different that there is no general rule of thumb on how they will react to the death of another dog.
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Pet care

Tips on Avoiding Home Improvement Toxicity

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) announced that they managed more than 116,000 calls to its Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) hotline in 2006, several of which pertained to common household items. In 2006, approximately 2,100 cases involving paint, solvents, expanding glues and other products commonly used in construction were managed by the APCC-up 17 percent from 2005.
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Tips on Reptiles and Water

Water is a reptile's most important nutrient. Nothing is more important in keeping a reptile healthy than providing an easily accessible, clean water source. It is best to provide water in a large shallow dish. Change the water at least every 24 hours. Some lizards - chameleons and anoles, for example - will not drink from bowls.
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