New pet http://mypetsmart.com/taxonomy/term/59/all en Choosing the Right Crate http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/choosing-the-right-crate <p><strong>Choosing the Right Crate Size</strong></p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/choosing-the-right-crate#comments New pet Dog Mon, 07 Feb 2011 20:19:39 +0000 PetSmart 182306 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 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 Rabbit 101 http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/rabbit-101 <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>This general info will help prepare your whole family to make your rabbit's homecoming a pleasant one.</p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/rabbit-101#comments New pet Small pet Mon, 08 Nov 2010 17:41:32 +0000 177406 at http://mypetsmart.com Why Feed a Premium Pet Food? http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/why-feed-a-premium-pet-food <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt"><span style="font-size: 11pt; color: #444444; font-family: Arial; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-bidi-font-size: 9.0pt">As the saying goes, you are what you eat and the same applies to your pet. Good nutrition is essential in keeping your pet healthy. The proper diet can help him maintain a healthy weight, keep his coat lustrous and help keep his teeth clean. It can also help address health issues like itchy skin, certain urinary tract disorders and hip and joint stiffness.<o:p></o:p></span></p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/why-feed-a-premium-pet-food#comments Adoptions HealthCare New pet Nutrition Other Mon, 12 Jul 2010 16:43:28 +0000 PetSmart 171219 at http://mypetsmart.com The Benefits of Multiple Pets http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/the-benefits-of-multiple-pets <div class="field field-type-text field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Banfield, The Pet Hospital® </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>The more the merrier!</strong></p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/the-benefits-of-multiple-pets#comments Adoptions Lifestyle or fashion New pet Other Tue, 26 Jan 2010 21:04:59 +0000 171462 at http://mypetsmart.com Tips to Keep Your Pet's Teeth Healthy http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/tips-to-keep-your-pets-teeth-healthy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Banfield, The Pet Hospital® </div> </div> </div> <p>Bad breath, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), is among the first signs of dental disease in Pets. To help prevent, improve and maintain the health of&nbsp;your pets&rsquo; teeth and gums, Dr. Nancy Zimmerman, director of medical support at Banfield,&nbsp;offers the following tips:&nbsp; </p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/tips-to-keep-your-pets-teeth-healthy#comments Adoptions HealthCare New pet Other Tue, 26 Jan 2010 20:58:08 +0000 171461 at http://mypetsmart.com Feeding Tips and Foods to Avoid For Your Pet http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/feeding-tips-and-foods-to-avoid-for-your-pet <div class="field field-type-text field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Banfield, the Pet Hosptial® </div> </div> </div> <p>It&rsquo;s important to take into consideration your individual Pet&rsquo;s lifestyle, exercise habits, breed, food sensitivities and your feeding routine when determining the proper diet for your furry friend. What is best for your Pet may not be ideal for another Pet, even if their breeds and lifestyles are very similar. When your Pet becomes a part of your family, let your Banfield veterinarian help determine which brand recommendations, portions and feeding schedules will keep your Pet looking and feeling its best. </p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/feeding-tips-and-foods-to-avoid-for-your-pet#comments Adoptions HealthCare New pet Nutrition Other Tue, 26 Jan 2010 20:50:03 +0000 171460 at http://mypetsmart.com Feeding Cheaper Pet Food Can Cost You http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/feeding-cheaper-pet-food-can-cost-you <div class="field field-type-text field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Banfield, The Pet Hospital® </div> </div> </div> <div sizset="76" sizcache="3">In light of difficult economic times, many Pet&nbsp;Parents are looking for ways to trim their budgets. While it may be tempting to switch to lower-cost pet foods, feeding your pet a quality diet is essential to ensuring that he/she receives the proper nutrition and can actually save you money in the long-run. <p>&ldquo;Nutrition is the foundation of good health, and a quality diet can actually decrease your pet&rsquo;s chance of developing costly health problems in the future,&rdquo; says Karen J. Johnson, DVM, Banfield. </p> </div> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/feeding-cheaper-pet-food-can-cost-you#comments Adoptions HealthCare New pet Nutrition Other Tue, 26 Jan 2010 20:44:02 +0000 171459 at http://mypetsmart.com Preventive Care - Fleas, Ticks, Heartworm http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/preventive-care-fleas-ticks-heartworm <div class="field field-type-text field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Banfield, The Pet Hospital® </div> </div> </div> <div><font size="2">Preventive care is an important step in helping your Pet avoid common spring problems, like fleas, ticks and heartworm disease. Such pests aren&rsquo;t just a nuisance for you and your Pet, but can lead to other serious medical problems. Your Banfield veterinarians offer these tips to prep your Pet for spring: </font></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <ul type="disc"> <ul type="disc"> </ul></ul> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/preventive-care-fleas-ticks-heartworm#comments Adoptions HealthCare New pet Other Tue, 26 Jan 2010 20:32:04 +0000 171458 at http://mypetsmart.com Pet and Parent Bonding: Training, Toys, and Treats For Your Cat http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/pet-and-parent-bonding-training-toys-and-treats-for-your-cat <p><strong>Learning the ropes</strong></p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/pet-and-parent-bonding-training-toys-and-treats-for-your-cat#comments Adoptions HealthCare Training & Behavior Lifestyle or fashion New pet Cat Tue, 26 Jan 2010 17:46:31 +0000 PetSmart 171456 at http://mypetsmart.com Making Your New Cat Feel at Home http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/making-your-new-cat-feel-at-home <p>Your new cat is counting on you to provide the right nutrition, socialization, healthcare and grooming. Help her with the transition to her new home with these tips from PetSmart experts:&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>How to introduce her to the family</strong></p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/making-your-new-cat-feel-at-home#comments Adoptions HealthCare Training & Behavior New pet Nutrition Cat Tue, 26 Jan 2010 17:26:44 +0000 PetSmart 171455 at http://mypetsmart.com Good Health Starts From the Inside Out With Prebiotics http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/good-health-starts-from-the-inside-out-with-prebiotics <div class="field field-type-text field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Procter &amp; Gamble </div> </div> </div> <p><span>Prebiotics work from the inside to support your pet&rsquo;s defenses. With solid internal health, your dog or cat will feel healthy inside and look healthy outside. </span></p> <p><span>Did you know that almost 70% of a dog&rsquo;s or cat&rsquo;s immune system can be found in the digestive tract? The key function of the digestive tract is the absorption of nutrients. What a dog or cat eats is processed through the digestive tract and, during this process, the digestive tract acts as a guardian for the rest of their body.&nbsp;</span></p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/good-health-starts-from-the-inside-out-with-prebiotics#comments Adoptions HealthCare New pet Nutrition Other Mon, 25 Jan 2010 18:26:22 +0000 171454 at http://mypetsmart.com The Basics of Preventive Care for Your Cat http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/the-basics-of-preventive-care-for-your-cat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Banfield, The Pet Hospital® </div> </div> </div> <div id="intro">Good preventive care begins with careful attention to the basics:</div> <div id="genericcontent"> <div> <p><u>Nutrition</u><br /> A healthy diet that provides proper levels of energy and nutrients is the foundation for well-being and disease prevention. Your cat needs a protein-rich food with the highest quality amino acids, such as those found in most premium Pet foods.</p> </div></div> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/the-basics-of-preventive-care-for-your-cat#comments HealthCare New pet Cat Thu, 21 Jan 2010 23:34:14 +0000 171453 at http://mypetsmart.com