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Choosing a Suriname Toad

Picture a toad that refuses to give ground to an approaching steamroller and you can come close to visualizing the appearance of the Suriname toad, a species that is eagerly snapped up by hobbyists when it is available. Kept in a filtered aquarium (one or two toads in a 20 gallon tank) and fed a varied diet, Suriname toads are very hardy, usually trouble-free amphibians that are suitable for beginning hobbyists, but usually of interest to all.
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Testing One, Two, Three - Is Your Water Healthy?

As a rule, you probably don't give a lot of thought to your horses drinking water, but it does have a direct influence on his health and well-being. Dissolved in that clear liquid are minerals absorbed from the environment the water flows through, as well as chemical contaminants and bacteria picked up along the way.
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Gastric Ulceration in Adult Horses

If you've ever had gastric ulcers or even just bad heartburn, you can sympathize with your horse when he has one of the most common health problems of the stabled horse - gastric ulceration. We humans have the luxury of a quick trip to the drug store for our favorite heartburn remedy, and we can call our physicians for a more in-depth diagnosis of why we experience such agonizing gastrointestinal pain.
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10 Cool Toys for Your Small Mammal

If your hamster is getting bored with tunnels or your gerbil is tired of that dull wheel, consider one of these toys. Tug-N-Tumble Are you looking for an innovative and interactive toy? Try the Tug-N-Tumble for lots of fun. Hamster Balls This toy gives your pet a safe place to play. Watch him scoot all over the house after one of these balls.
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Keeping your dog healthy

Rawhide, Cow Hide - Are They Good or Bad for Your Dog?

Rawhide is the inner layer of the hide usually from a cow. Many people give pieces of rawhide to their pets as toys (often to keep them busy) and to help their teeth. It is theorized that dogs like rawhide due to their natural instincts as wild dogs. Historically, wild dogs attacked and bit their prey, sank their teeth into the animals flesh and pulled away on the hide to obtain the meat.
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Puppy Diaries #9 Mastering the Perfect Puppy-Human Social Interaction

Dear Diary, It's month nine, and Sommer is growing up. She's still got boundless energy, but she's less hyperactive than she was a few months ago. She's starting to look less like a little pup and more like a gangly teenager, with awkwardly large feet that are too big for her body. She is an extremely fast runner and loves to sprint around the yard, easily chasing down our boys and then barking with joy when she catches them.
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