HealthCare http://mypetsmart.com/taxonomy/term/588/all en The Truth About Dog Dental Care http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/the-truth-about-dog-dental-care <div class="field field-type-text field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> PetSmart </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal">Believe it or not, an estimated 80 percent of all dogs show signs of significant tooth decay, which could easily be avoided with regular dog dental care. Though it may sound like a chore, proper dental care is as easy as feeding a <a href="http://www.petsmart.com/greenies">GREENIES<span>&reg;</span></a> dental chew once a day &mdash; one of the most important things you can do for your dog&rsquo;s<span> </span>health and overall well-being.</p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/the-truth-about-dog-dental-care#comments HealthCare Dog Thu, 06 Oct 2011 17:57:56 +0000 jcardello 191294 at http://mypetsmart.com Teeth Cleaning on a Budget http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/teeth-cleaning-on-a-budget <div class="field field-type-text field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> PetSmart </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal">For Pet Parents on a budget, at-home teeth cleaning tools and treats, like <a href="http://www.petsmart.com/greenies">GREENIES&reg; Dental Chews</a>, are effective solutions for maintaining your pet&rsquo;s dental hygiene. A routine teeth brushing and a daily GREENIES&reg; Dental Chew, packed with protein, dietary fibers, antioxidants and nutrients that deter plaque and tartar, will help keep your pet&rsquo;s mouth clean and healthy.</p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/teeth-cleaning-on-a-budget#comments HealthCare Dog Thu, 06 Oct 2011 17:51:11 +0000 jcardello 191293 at http://mypetsmart.com Dental Duties: Maintaining Your Dog's Oral Hygiene http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/dental-duties-maintaining-your-dogs-oral-hygiene <div class="field field-type-text field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> PetSmart </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal"><b>Dental Duties: Maintaining Your Dogs&rsquo; Oral Hygiene</b></p> <p class="MsoNormal">Regardless of whether it&rsquo;s true that &ldquo;a dog&rsquo;s mouth is cleaner than a human&rsquo;s mouth,&rdquo; dogs require dental hygiene maintenance much like humans do. Here&rsquo;s how to tackle the task of keeping your dog&rsquo;s pearly whites up to par.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><b>Add Dental Chews to your Dog&rsquo;s Daily Routine</b></p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/dental-duties-maintaining-your-dogs-oral-hygiene#comments HealthCare Dog Thu, 06 Oct 2011 17:44:00 +0000 jcardello 191292 at http://mypetsmart.com Choosing the Right Bed for Your Dog http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/choosing-the-right-bed-for-your-dog <p><font face="Calibri">Dogs can spend up to 12 hours a day sleeping, so the right bed can have a big impact on their wellbeing. There are a few factors to keep in mind when making a selection:</font></p> <p class="MsoListParagraphCxSpFirst"><span><span>&middot;<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><font face="Calibri">First, observe how your dog prefers to sleep. Does he like to sprawl on the floor, cuddle on the couch or rest on a pillow? </font></p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/choosing-the-right-bed-for-your-dog#comments HealthCare Dog Mon, 14 Feb 2011 16:16:40 +0000 PetSmart 182791 at http://mypetsmart.com Preventative Care for your Dog http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/preventative-care-for-your-dog <p><span lang="EN">Preventive care is what will keep dog healthy day after day. It's keeping an eye out for what your Non-Sporting dog eats, how he sleeps, how his eyes and coat look, how much he exercises and his general well-being. Since we are all what we eat, and our pets are no different, feeding a high-quality 100 percent&nbsp;complete and balanced diet will go a long way toward reducing other health-related problems. </span></p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/preventative-care-for-your-dog#comments HealthCare Dog Wed, 09 Feb 2011 17:55:46 +0000 PetSmart 182453 at http://mypetsmart.com Tips for a Flea- and Tick-Free Spring http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/tips-for-a-flea-and-tick-free-spring <div class="field field-type-text field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dr. Robyn Jaynes, DVM </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/tips-for-a-flea-and-tick-free-spring#comments HealthCare Dog Wed, 02 Feb 2011 22:17:56 +0000 rjaynes 181891 at http://mypetsmart.com Household Dangers-A Pet Parent's Guide http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/household-dangers-a-pet-parents-guide <div class="field field-type-text field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Banfield, The Pet HospitalĀ® </div> </div> </div> <p><span><span>In 2009, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center handled over 140,000 cases regarding pets ingesting common household products. We've compiled a list of common household products that can be dangerous to pets.</span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><b><span>Household Drugs</span></b></p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/household-dangers-a-pet-parents-guide#comments HealthCare Dog Mon, 20 Dec 2010 22:03:43 +0000 178660 at http://mypetsmart.com FAQs About Leopard Geckos http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/faqs-about-leopard-geckos <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-article-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg"><img class="field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16x16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/default/files/JohnGerstenbergerlo.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=63181">JohnGerstenbergerlo.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> John Gerstenberger </div> </div> </div> <p><strong><font size="2"><font face="Tahoma"><span class="apple-style-span">Q:&nbsp;</span><span class="apple-style-span">What is the best diet for leopard geckos? Should I feed my leopard gecko mealworms, crickets or an alternative? Can you give them grasshoppers from the wild? Is it safe to feed my leopard gecko vegetables?</span></font></font></strong><font size="2"><font face="Tahoma"></font></font></p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/faqs-about-leopard-geckos#comments HealthCare Reptile Fri, 12 Nov 2010 21:03:53 +0000 177567 at http://mypetsmart.com A Home for a Snake http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/a-home-for-a-snake <p>&nbsp;</p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/a-home-for-a-snake#comments HealthCare New pet Reptile Mon, 08 Nov 2010 20:57:25 +0000 PetSmart 177437 at http://mypetsmart.com How to Keep Your Snake Healthy http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/how-to-keep-your-snake-healthy <p>An Ounce of Prevention</p> <p>The secret to successful snake pet parenting isn't very complicated. Snakes should be provided with a clean, stress-free environment. Meeting the basic needs of a snake including appropriate temperatures, humidity levels and security will go a long way towards preventing common health problems.</p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/how-to-keep-your-snake-healthy#comments HealthCare Reptile Mon, 08 Nov 2010 20:54:45 +0000 PetSmart 177435 at http://mypetsmart.com Cleaning & Maintaining Your Turtle's Home http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/cleaning-maintaining-your-turtles-home <p>How to clean and maintain the habitat</p> <p>Keeping the habitat clean is key to helping your turtle or tortoise stay healthy and disease-free. In the case of water turtles, filters certainly help but it is necessary to clean out the entire tank and change the water routinely. Tortoise habitats may require less maintenance, but should also be cleaned regularly. Find tips below on how often to clean your habitat.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/cleaning-maintaining-your-turtles-home#comments HealthCare Reptile Mon, 08 Nov 2010 20:51:16 +0000 PetSmart 177432 at http://mypetsmart.com Home Sweet Terrarium-Choosing a Home for Your Turtle or Tortoise http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/home-sweet-terrarium-choosing-a-home-for-your-turtle-or-tortoise <p>Designing a habitat for your turtle or tortoise is a fun project that can be as simple or as elaborate as you want to make it. You can make the habitat come to life with colorful substrates, leafy plants and novel d&eacute;cor. Of course, the habitat will require some essential equipment including land and swimming areas for water turtles and hiding areas for tortoises as well as adequate space, light and warmth. &quot;Design the habitat with the pet's needs in mind,&quot; says Dr. Robyn Jaynes, PetSmart vet expert.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/home-sweet-terrarium-choosing-a-home-for-your-turtle-or-tortoise#comments HealthCare New pet Reptile Mon, 08 Nov 2010 20:49:12 +0000 PetSmart 177431 at http://mypetsmart.com Home Sweet Home-Rabbit Housing http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/home-sweet-home-rabbit-housing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Content provided by Oxbow </div> </div> </div> <p>You can keep your rabbit inside the house and easily train him to use a litter box. However, your rabbit will also want a place to call his own. Choose a large crate or habitat with a solid floor that is tall enough to allow your rabbit to stand on his hind legs and stretch out. Keep your rabbit's home clean and wash your hands before and after handling your pet or cleaning his home.</p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/home-sweet-home-rabbit-housing#comments HealthCare New pet Small pet Mon, 08 Nov 2010 17:45:04 +0000 177409 at http://mypetsmart.com Keeping Your Rabbit Healthy http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/keeping-your-rabbit-healthy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Content provided by Oxbow </div> </div> </div> <p>One of the keys to Pet Parenting rabbits is to be prepared&mdash;a little knowledge will help you anticipate the care your rabbit needs to feel constantly comfortable and secure.</p> <p><strong>Vet Trips</strong><br /> Regular veterinarian visits are a crucial part of keeping your pet healthy and happy. At each visit, your pet will be weighed and examined. Be ready to answer basic questions about your pet's diet and behavior.</p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/keeping-your-rabbit-healthy#comments HealthCare Small pet Mon, 08 Nov 2010 17:43:14 +0000 177408 at http://mypetsmart.com Selecting a Habitat for Your Reptile http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/selecting-a-habitat-for-your-reptile <p><strong>What is a Terrarium? </strong></p> <p>Terrariums are simply closed containers in which small animals, such as turtles or lizards, are safely kept. There is a wide variety of terrariums that are designed with the needs of small reptiles in mind.</p> <p>Glass and acrylic aquariums with screen tops work well as a terrarium. However, because acrylic is easily scratched, we don't recommend it for use with reptiles and amphibians with sharp claws. Glass is a better material in these cases.</p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/selecting-a-habitat-for-your-reptile#comments HealthCare Reptile Wed, 01 Sep 2010 20:18:44 +0000 PetSmart 171611 at http://mypetsmart.com