I Creatas/Creatas/Getty ImagesThe diminutive size, adorable features and delightful antics of some dogs can charm you into believing they would make the perfect pet, but not all small dogs are low-maintenance. If your lifestyle demands an easy-care pup, you have many small breeds to choose from.Low SheddingOne disadvantage of living with dogs is the constant battle with dog hair.
Overview of Histiocytoma in Dogs A histiocytoma is an unsightly but benign skin tumor that tends to arise on the skin of young dogs. While young dogs (under three years of age) are more likely to get these (especially on the face and extremities), they can happen to dogs of any age in just about any location.
I alley dog image by Cherry-Merry from Fotolia.comAll dogs need regular grooming that includes cleaning the visible part inside the ears to prevent infections. If your dog is scratching his ears a lot, or if the ears seem sore, inflamed or emit a foul odor, see a vet immediately to check for ear infection or injury.
I profile fish image by Robert Calvillo from Fotolia.comBetta fish are one of the most popular fish for aquarium hobbyists, and for good reason: They come in a wide array of beautiful colors and tail shapes. Keeping a pet betta can be a rewarding experience, but if you want to keep your fish healthy, you need to start with clean water.
I John Foxx/Stockbyte/Getty ImagesCats typically make great mothers, but on occasion humans need to step in and either help in the process or take over entirely if mama cat can& 39;t fulfill her duties. Bottle-fed kittens can grow into normal well-adjusted cats, but ultimately there& 39;s no substitute for being raised by mom.
I Hemera Technologies/Photos.com/Getty ImagesFleas are awful little monsters. Among feral cats, fleas can spread disease at a swift pace, so getting rid of the blood suckers can save many lives.Step 1Buy flea powder at your local pet store and sprinkle it anywhere where the cats congregate. Add some around feeding areas and especially on the places where the cats sleep.