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Benefits of Pets - Pets can be very both physically and emotionally beneficial to their owners. Living with and caring for them can also be a great experience and very entertaining. Even browsing YouTube, thousands of pet owners record their little friend's amusing tricks and humorous incidents to share with the world. Although these videos or pictures can encourage your desire for a similar companion, many details to keeping an animal of that sort may not be evident. There is a huge variety of species available, from tarantulas to munchkin cats, with many ways to obtain them, but not everyone can handle a giant arachnid or endure changing kitty litter....   [tags: Pets] 919 words
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Hamsters vs. Guinea Pigs As Pets - Parents often wonder what makes a good first pet. Hamsters are often the first choice while its close relative the guinea pig is often overlooked. While both creatures are loveable, the bigger guinea pig makes a better pet for children. At a pet store the guinea pig will cost roughly three times as much as a hamster. If cost is a large concern, pigs and hamsters alike can be adopted for little to no cost and sometimes come with free cages. Naturally, the guinea pig as the larger rodent will need a bigger cage; however, after putting all sorts of tubes on a hamster cage they will take up about the same amount of space and the hamster cage could end up costing a bit more than that of the pig’...   [tags: Pets] 606 words
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Who Needs Pets Anyway? - ... They are just a nuisance and they deserve to die anyway. Just think about how much food we will have once we start killing these animals. We won’t even have to tell everyone that they are eating cats and dogs if they don’t want. You could add some nice seasoning and cook them just long enough till the meat is tender and they will never be able to tell the difference. So many people will love the way they food taste business will be rich due to all the people wanting this food. Then for all those people who have pets they won’t have to take care of them anymore....   [tags: household, pets, saving, enjoyment, die] 588 words
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The Advantages of Keeping pets - Would you like to live a happy and productive life. Then get pets. I must admit it is hard to believe that domesticated animals can promote mental and physical health, but many studies have shown that they can. People who own pets have been known to lead longer and happier lives than those without them. As we get older, we become less active. The more inactive we become, the higher our risk of death. We therefore need something in our lives to keep us busy so we don’t die prematurely, and a pet is just the thing to do it....   [tags: Pets Animals] 444 words
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The Risks of Owning Exotic pets - On a normal day in Cleveland Ohio, the police received several calls from terrified people saying that there was a tiger or bear in their front yard. One man set his exotic pets lose. Now there were chimpanzees, grizzly bears, and Bengal Tigers roaming the city. That was just one time in which exotic pets were set loose. Some say that there’s nothing wrong with owning exotic pets, but the facts show that there are great risks involved in having exotic pets. Exotic pets can pass on diseases, be aggressive, and are often set loose....   [tags: diseases, aggressiveness]
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The Pros and Cons of Reptiles as Pets - How many people can say that they have a pet that has been around, in some form or other, for 300 million years. Reptiles are fascinating animals that have been around since the Carboniferous Period, 300 million years ago. Many different species of reptiles have come and gone over the course of time and there are five main groups. Turtles and tortoises are distinguished by the presence of their carapace, or shells, which is also their main defense against predators. Lizards are the most diverse and varied among the reptiles with many different types from chameleons, to iguanas, to geckos, to monitor lizards which includes the largest of all lizards; the Komodo dragon....   [tags: Pro Con Essays]
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Homemade Raw Diet for Pets - There is an abundance of facts and opinions buzzing around the internet about the health benefits of a homemade raw diet for pets versus feeding dry kibble. It is implied that many studies have been done for dry kibble and canned food, but a lack thereof when it comes to studies for homemade and raw diets. However, homemade and raw diets are becoming more popular today because of the fact people are becoming more aware of the dangers that commercial pet food can bring upon their pets. Low quality commercial pet food can lead to health problems, yet an improperly balanced homemade diet can be just as detrimental....   [tags: canned food, dry kibble, animal diet]
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Pets are Companions and Property - It was a pleasure to meet you last week, although I am sorry it was under such sad circumstances. Following our meeting, I researched the law in New York; unfortunately, the law only recognizes pets as property. This therefore limits our ability to recover damages, however it does not rule out recovery entirely. From my research if we were able, to prove negligence we would have a legal claim against Mr. Stewart for loss of companionship. It may nevertheless be difficult to prove Mr. Stewart acted negligently....   [tags: accident, damage, loss] 881 words
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Benefits of Owning Pets - A mom drives home from work around four p.m. on the major road in her hometown and stops at a light that turns red. While passing the time, she scans the immediate area, finding a large black truck sitting next to her. In the bed of the truck is a golden retriever, panting happily and alert. She cannot help smiling. The light turns green, and the cars shuffle as everyone accelerates. At the next red light, the car in front of the woman and to the right has a small, tan terrier head sticking out of the back window, tongue out....   [tags: animals, health, pet ownership]
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Robotic Pets and Animals - In this paper I will argue robotic pets will be able to, and should be anthropomorphized like animals and will be able to take the place of pets in the lives of those unable to have pets. Anthropomorphism is the interpretation of something that is not human, as having human characteristics. This can also be called personification. Anthropomorphism was originally used to make the gods of religions more human like, but has since spread to anything non-human, such as animals, weather, or landforms....   [tags: Anthropomorphized Animals, Robot Animals]
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Ferrests Should Be Universally Kept as Pets - Ferrets should be universally kept as pets Ferrets are domesticated versions of European polecat ferrets and they belong to the weasel family, they usually can be identified by their unusual spinal structure. They come in a variety of colours and textures such as brown, black, white, cinnamon, chocolate and so on they usually have black eyes but the albino which is rare contains red eyes. While when they were first domesticated is uncertain it is said that they were first domesticated by the Egyptians to control rodents and have been domesticated ever since for at least 2500 years and yet they have yet to be universally accepted as pets....   [tags: wild mad animals, vermin] 585 words
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Saving Pets From Death In Shelters - A Man's Best Friend For many of us, the animals in our lives are our faithful pals who make us laugh, that keep us company and love us no matter what. But a man’s best friend doesn’t necessarily have to be a dog; I believe that any animal can be considered to be a man’s best friend. On the other hand they are many animals who don’t have the same luck as other animals do. For those animals life is hard for them on the streets .Most animals on the streets often suffer from hunger, illness, tumors, skin infections and open sores....   [tags: Animals, Animal Shelter]
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What Makes The Dog - Human Bond so Powerful? - Dogs follow their hearts, noses, and eyes. “They can be victims of their unrelenting curiosity, boundless love, and that is why we love them, why we identify with them, and why they are us” (Irvine, & Bekoff, (2004). Throughout history, humans have formed close attachments to them. The dog is a remarkable animal. Communicating is very important when it comes to the relationship between an animal and its owner. This paper will address three kinds of communication between animals and their owners: the spoken communication, body language and sensory cues....   [tags: Pets]
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How Dogs Are More Loyal Than Humans - Dogs are wonderful creatures. They are loyal, dependable companions if given the opportunity. In recent years I have come to the opinion that we could learn something from these animals. We should also take a look at the manner in which they are being treated. Abandonment, irresponsible breeding, and neglect are only some of the ways that humans are failing the canine species. A few years ago my husband Ryan and I decided to get a dog. For several weeks we made trips to the Regina Humane Society, waiting to find the perfect dog for us....   [tags: Pets]
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Disaster Relief for People and Their Pets - Disaster Relief Just as Louisiana began to reconstruct itself from a natural disaster another hurricane hits and causes many evacuees sent back to shelters. Many people fail to understand or realize how people and pets still don't have a place to live. Because shelters are overpopulated due to recent natural disasters, many pets of disaster victims still need a permanent place to live. Recent disasters caused people to become homeless. Many people did not believe the hurricanes were going to cause as much damage as they did to the affected cities....   [tags: Personal Essays] 1359 words
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Pet Health Insurance - What is pet health insurance Pet health insurance is not very much like the health insurance that we are used to. For regular human health insurance, in many cases the person receiving the health care does not see the costs of their health care as the health care provider bills the insurance company directly. However, pet health insurance is different in that no pet health insurance provider in the United States pays the pet health care provider directly, instead you submit your claims to the insurer and you receive a reimbursement for expenses....   [tags: Pets] 2456 words
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Pet Overpopulation: Cause and Effect of Homeless Pets - A harmless visit to the neighborhood pet store turns into a ruthless encounter for me. Every Saturday, Pecan (my dog) and I visit a local pet store to purchase food and treats for her. Pecan and I pass by a dozen of shelter volunteers eagerly showcasing homeless dogs before entering the pet store. Shelter volunteers are special because they are willing to devote their Saturday morning to help homeless pets. On the way I stop and great each volunteer and dog, then I walk away emotionally grieving and trying to holding back tears....   [tags: cause and effect essays, pet adoption] 615 words
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Feeding Your Pets the Healthy Way and The Right Way - Pet owners consider their pet part of the family most of the time. You treat your pet the best you can because they are people who are very dear to you. So why would you feed your family food that will harm their health. Would you ever think that something called BARF could be healthy for your family pet. When it stands for Biologically Appropriate Raw Food or Bones and Raw Food it certainly does mean it is healthy. Feeding your dog or cat a nutritionally balanced raw food diet is a beneficial way of allowing the, to live long healthy lives....   [tags: pet care, pet nutrition, rew food diet]
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Similarities and Differences Between Cats and Dogs as Pets - Cats and dogs are the most popular pets in the world. Cats versus dogs are a debate that just rages on even if cat lovers know that their little sweethearts swept to victory long ago. Their inspired playfulness and independent, beautiful spirit say enough. Even some die-hard dog lovers have inched toward the feline side, drawn by their low-maintenance lifestyle and excellent lap decorations. Dogs are considered to be man’s best friend. Even though they are both caring animals, dogs and cats have their differences....   [tags: exotic coats, woof, bark] 597 words
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Do Pit Bulls Make Good Pets? - “If somebody is too stupid to understand the fundamental immorality of dog fighting, you’re never going to be able to explain it to him” (Kevin Hench). Most people think that pit bulls have locking jaws. This is false however; no dog breed in the whole world has locking jaws. Dogs are not always aggressive how they are raised and trained determines the behavior of a dog. Dogs have tendencies to be aggressive only if not trained properly. The discrimination against pit bulls is wrong and uncalled for....   [tags: Domestic Animals]
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Beneficial Pets - Would you like to live a happy and productive life. Then get pets. I must admit it is hard to believe that domesticated animals can promote mental and physical health, but many studies have shown that they can. On the other hand, you must find a pet that is compatible with you or with your life style. Maintaining good mental health is crucial for living a "normal" life. Many psychiatrists have found that patients with anger management problems can be calmer with a pet around the house....   [tags: essays research papers] 535 words
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pets 911 - Facts: Pets 911 knows that every community has pets in need. We offer a free network of animal rescue organizations and services across the country. Pets 911 is becoming an answer for not only the public, but also the pet animal welfare group community on how we in this country can all take part in saving those 5 million animals every year. Pet adoptions, animal shelters, help to find lost dogs and services to find lost cats - Pets 911 for all your pet adoption information - Thousands of homeless dogs, abandoned cats and other animals available for adoption....   [tags: essays research papers] 789 words
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Small Rodents Make Wonderful Pets - Anyone who has owned one would readily aggree that hamsters, girlbils, and mice provide an owner with hours of amusement and years of companionship. Rabbits are fabulous for those who are looking for a quiet playmate, while rats and ferrets are hyperactive and surprisingly intelligent. Guinea pigs are another very popular choice for a small pet. A website dedicated to guinea pigs boasts on their front page that there is no question that "guinea pigs make excellent pets [and are] docile, low maintenance, and unbelievably cute." I strongly beg to differ, unless "docile" means "boring" and "low maintenance" means that you only need to scoop up piggy pellet poop...   [tags: Informative Essays] 1033 words
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Pets Can Change Any Person or Even Entire Families - ... The pet gives the patient something to think about instead of whatever they are thinking about that gives them anxiety you just have to give them a chance to try to help you. Also pets are always doing funny things that make us laugh and when we laugh that laughter triggers the release of chemicals in the brain that enhance your immune function. By petting a dog for 18 minutes your body increasing your natural antibody against invading germs called secretory immunoglobulin A (IgA). Other studies have shown that people with pets make fewer doctor visits, especially for non-serious medical conditions....   [tags: nursing the sick, lonely, heart attack] 901 words
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Comparison on Watership Down and From Hutch to House Pets.... - Comparison on Watership Down and From Hutch to House Pets.... Not every author has the same opinion on certain creatures' status as living things. The extract from "Watership Down" by Richard Adams and the article "From Hutch to House Pets A Rabbit is the Perfect Companion, Even Inside the Home" by Susan Clark are written from a different format of text and therefore have different persuading technique on rabbits as subject matter. These two pieces are concerning rabbits, however, the authors regard rabbits as animals with different intellectual levels....   [tags: Free Essay Writer] 940 words
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A Critical Analysis and Evaluation of an Article on Cruelty to Domestic Pets - A Critical Analysis and Evaluation of an Article on Cruelty to Domestic Pets Animal cruelty is an issue that is often disregarded as being a major problem in Britain today. Animals are not considered as important as humans, and many people do not care about the way they are treated. But I don't think I am alone when I say that when I saw the grotesque picture at the top of this article, I was filled with disgust. This was obviously the intention of the writer- to attract attention to the article and alert people about the problem that animal cruelty is becoming....   [tags: Papers] 874 words
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Persuasive Speech: Ferrets Make Good Pets - Introduction: I. Ferrets are amusing creatures that can make good pets. II. Many people would be interested in a low maintenance pet that is softer than a turtle and more affectionate than a goldfish. III. I currently have three ferrets. I got my first one about five years ago. I found my second and third ferrets a couple of years later at the Oregon Ferret Shelter, where I ended up adopting them for a modest price. I have also volunteered at the shelter now and then and have learned a lot about them....   [tags: Persuasive Speech, Argumentative Speech] 939 words
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A Man's Best Friend Doesn't Necessarily Have to Be a Dog - A Man's Best Friend For many of us, the animals in our lives are our faithful pals who make us laugh, that keep us company and love us no matter what. But a man’s best friend doesn’t necessarily have to be a dog; I believe that any animal can be considered to be a man’s best friend. Unfortunately, there are still many animals without a home, living on the streets and waiting to be part of a family .Most animals on the streets often suffer from hunger, illness, tumors, skin infections and open sores....   [tags: diversity in pets]
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Ultimate Pets: How an Independent Pet Shop Competes with Giant Pet Store Chains - This essay explains how I intend to open an independent pet store, Ultimate Pets. Although there are already several pet stores in my community which are owned and operated by the giant pet super-store chains, I will position Ultimate Pets in the market so that it can successfully compete with the established pet super-store chains. As a business in the pet industry, an exotic pet shop offers many products that a large corporation would, but differentiates in a way with the wide range of animals it actually carries in stock....   [tags: pet industry analysis, entrepreneur essays]
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Hedgehogs: Curious Little Mammals - I will be talking about hedgehogs, and what they are, along with what they do. First, hedgehogs are mammals that are native to Europe, Asia, and Africa. There are some fifteen species of hedgehogs in these listed countries, says National Geographic (N.D.). Hedgehogs have also been introduced into nontraditional ranges such as New Zealand. The hedgehog was named because of its peculiar foraging methods. These animals root through hedges and other undergrowth in search of the small creatures that compose the bulk of their diet-insects, worms, centipedes, snails, mice, frogs, and snakes....   [tags: biology, pets]
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Petco, Animals, and the Humans Who Control Everything - The other day I was sitting with a friend of mine in a class, all of a sudden she turns to me saying, "You got to see this." Expecting to be handed a phone to read some text or watch a video to my surprise she hands me a copy of National Geographic turned to an article about the domestication of foxes. "Borrow it from me, I know you're into animal stuff, you got to read it." Only my friends would do this, but this article is a really great starting point to discussing pets. I think it is important to explain how I happened upon the article, because I doubt I would have gotten passed an article about wild foxes, or wild animals for that matter....   [tags: Pets, Animal Relationships] 1345 words
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Bond Between Humans and Animals Throughout History - ... Moving into an improved era between animals and humans, man put animals to work. Now, while this is not the greatest relationship, the animals were now being cared for. The relations between animals and humans expanded because man has come to respect and appreciate the work animals do. The cowboy getting feed and water into his horse’s stomach after a long trek is a prime example of this. Man has begun to see animals as more than just beasts. This ultimately lead to man domesticating animals for home life....   [tags: family, pets, domesticated] 751 words
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Do Animals Have and Show Emotions? - ... Secondary emotions are showing regret, longing, and jealousy (Bekoff 1). Each animal species holds an individual capacity for emotions. When pets are happy they show it by waging their tails, spinning in a quick circle, and or making high pitched noise. They show sadness by refusing to eat, having their tail between their legs, laying around more than normal and whimpering. Animals even show mourning of their children or friends when they have passed away. They show all different types of emotion just like humans....   [tags: pets, animal rights, human] 1150 words
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Is It Easy to Live in Harmony with a House Cat? - As humans, having cats as pets they are expected to adapt to human lifestyle and living conditions forgetting the fact that houses are not their natural environment. Cats, as do all animals, behave the way they do since it is in their nature, despite the opinion of some behaviors being inappropriate. A cat has no concept of what is deemed right or wrong and has to be able to understand what is desired of them to do or not to do in order to live a contented life in human surroundings. Part of the way a cat learns to understand a human is by humans understanding them and why they do what they do....   [tags: pets, domesticated animals]
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Taking Care of Animals: Kill Versus No-Kill Shelter - ... A no-kill shelter probably started as a wonderful idea, but was soon turned into a very bad thing. The idea of a no-kill shelter is that any animals that is well-tempered enough or healthy enough to be adopted out, would be. The negative aspect of no-kill shelters is that once they run out of room to place the animals, a few things start happening. When shelters are filled to capacity, they are forced to turn away animals in need. These animals that are turned away are left on the streets or in the hand or irresponsible owners who cannot properly take care of these animals....   [tags: pets, caretakers, animal cruelty]
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Increasing Canine Adoption Success Based on Characteristics - July 17, 2009, was a hard day for me. My dog of almost seven years had to be put down, and he was the first pet I had ever lost. After Oly left me, I didn’t really have any interest in finding another dog; I was too upset. I knew eventually I would want another dog but didn’t think that day would be anywhere in the near future. About two weeks later, I was sitting at the laundromat waiting for my parents, and I saw a flyer from McPaws. As I got closer, I saw all of the cute animals that they had for adoption and one puppy in particular stood out to me....   [tags: Adopting Dogs, Pets, Canines]
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Cats versus Dogs: Which is Better? - Cats and dogs are seen to be the most popular household pets in the world. Because of their popularity, people would always compare these two pets to each other. But which makes a better pet. I used to have cats when I was a kid and I had a lot of them. I also had a dog, a family dog, but he stayed outside and I did not really pay attention to him. My cats died when I was nine or ten. I got tired of taking care of them so I stopped adopting one. I didn’t really know the differences between cats and dogs until I had my own dog....   [tags: popular household pets] 999 words
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Choosing a Careers: Health Care Need For Animals - Choosing a career, for many people, is no easy task. I have a passion for animals and ever since I was small, working with animals is all I have ever dreamed of. Unfortunately there are hundreds of jobs involving animals, making my career search a bit more complicated. After hours and hours of searching I have chosen two careers that have really caught my attention, a veterinarian and working at an animal rescue. A Veterinarian tends to the healthcare needs of animals including a wide range of animals, depending on what size animals you choose to work with....   [tags: veterinary, pets, care, home] 655 words
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Zoos and Exotic Pets: Humanity or an Abomination - ... They believe that they are saving them from being killed by humans. They say that if they would not have taken in these animals they would have died in the wild. They say they’re giving them a fresh new start and a place to live without worry. For example, in this article they state that zoos try and help repopulate animals, “Zoo officials have concluded that they must winnow species in their care and devote more resources to a chosen few... The lemurs at this zoo are being saved...” (Kaufman, 6) Another claim from this side is that they keep these animals for entertainment....   [tags: opposing views, animals should be in the wild] 987 words
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The Process of Becomng a Service Dog - ... With service dogs, it is much more. They constantly need different supplies, depending on what they will help with, and the trainers must be compensated for driving them to different public areas to work on a regular basis for up to two years. When a service dog has fully learned how to assist an owner they are paired together based on needs of skills and personality. An owner must pass a screening and an interview to prove they are in fairly good health with an acceptable home. After they are matched the owner has to stay on the training site for several weeks, learning how to groom and control them properly....   [tags: pets helping people with disabilities] 731 words
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Animals have Not Voice Against Abuse - “Animals have no voice. They can’t ask for help. They can’t ask for freedom. They can’t ask for protection. Humanity must be their voice.” This quote by A.D. Williams says everything about the cruelty of animal abuse. Have you ever given a thought to animal abuse. Its not just dogs or cats in a shelter it spans a greater community. Before stopping abuse, we need to consider why it happens. Hoarding isn’t just a show on T.V about stuff in your house. There are animal hoarders. Do you have a pet at home....   [tags: shelter, cruelty, pets]
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Born to Be Wild - ... Keeping exotic animals as pets could be dangerous for the owners and their surrounding areas as well. Numerous incidents involving exotic animals which held in private hands have been reported across the country. They escaped from their cage or released by owners and freely rambled to the community, attacked humans and other animals. In recent years, not only children but also adults have been mauled by large cats and bears, attacked by primates, and strangled or bitten by snakes (“The Dangers of Keeping Exotic Pets”)....   [tags: exotic animals as pets]
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Reasons to Adopt a Dog - The purpose of this paper is to clearly illuminate all of the key reasons why I plan to adopt a dog and why I feel that dogs make the perfect pets over other popular and unusual pet choices. Furthermore I intend to express the diverse and unique roles that canines occupy in human history from tail wagging, comforting family companions to fellow warriors, and partners in arms, serving alongside their human handlers in military conflicts throughout history all around the world. Essentially, I believe that dogs make the best people companions from among the animal world because they are almost always very loyal, helpful, happy and potentially highly obedient and will protect their owners brave...   [tags: Canines Over Other Pets] 1384 words
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Cat People versus Dog People - ... The stereotype of a crazy cat women is not really true. On a usual basis, they are more likely to be women. Their personalities extend to being unconventional introverts. This is just a fancy way of calling them outside of the box thinker but with shy tendencies. The unconventional side is often seen as “crazy” but I like to call it misunderstood innovation. My adorable cat tiger can turn anything into a place to sleep and that’s his form of innovation. I love to create, design and remodel 7]-everything which is one of my contributions to being a cat person....   [tags: pets, animals in the house]
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Inhumane Treatment in Puppy Mills - No More Puppy Mills There are so many things that the breeders do to the puppies in puppy mills in very inhumane ways. To understand how puppy mills operate one must know the facts about animal abuse, why they operate, and how to prevent the use of puppy mills. Where are the bigger production centers in the United States. How are the dogs treated. What about the lasting effects on the animals' lives. This study, written in the format of the Modern Language Association (MLA), examines puppy mills and their inhumane treatment of animals....   [tags: dogs, breeders, pets] 1511 words
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The Giraffe by Mauro Senesi - People look upon strangers and unknown beasts differently as they regard their own townspeople and domestic pets. Foreigners are the centers of attention and suspicion. The Giraffe by Mauro Senesi showcases the perception of a giraffe by people with different ages after its proprietor mysteriously died. In the story, Rolandino, a stubby boy, is willing to take care of the enormous beast because he is also criticized for his shortness and corpulence. The giraffe is unique in the little Italian town....   [tags: discrimination, domestic pets, intolerance]
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My Views on Animal Rights - During this course many of the topics discussed I found interesting. Of the many, the topic that I found most interesting is about animal rights. I want to further express my view on this topic. I believe animals do not have rights and people only give animals rights because people believe animals have souls. I have come to this conclusion due to further reading and personal experience. Animals do not have rights because animals do not have voices. If animals had voices they would be considered human beings, which of course, they are not....   [tags: compassion, hunting, pets] 1707 words
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The Life of my Puppy, Gingerale - It was one of the sweetest memories of my life. To begin with, a perfect day was dusking in my new compound. Biking alone, I sighed of boredom and pedaled without energy. Suddenly, a puppy came scuttling out of the bushes. His ginger ale colored fur was like a coat, gleaming under the warm sunlight, the fur on his chest were white. Moving closer, I could see that he was focusing on me with his big eyes that were the color of caramel. He had white eyebrows, and looked as if he was wearing thick eyeliner....   [tags: pets,] 1121 words
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The Pet Store and Panda - As I walked through the door, the smell of animal droppings filled my nose, the barking and talking of various people filled my ears. I had come alone because my parents didn’t want to tag along. When I asked them why, they recited the most annoying apothegm any parent could ever say, “Because I said so.” Parents say the darndest things. To be honest, I hated going anywhere alone, mostly because I was still a kid and I was afraid. The pet store was the only place I felt safe, besides home. I went over to a window labeled “German Shepherd” and “Bernese Mountain.” They were both still babies and I guessed they were no older than a month or so....   [tags: pets, ] 995 words
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Man´s Best Friend: Dogs - Dogs are the first domesticated animal, and commonly known as "man's best friend.' Dogs have accompanied humans, and been considered pets, for around 10,000 years. They have been used for working, hunting, but most commonly as a pet. To this day, hundreds of different dog breeds exist, coming in various sizes, colors, and shapes. Although dogs are currently viewed primarily as pets, they have not always been viewed this way and have had an evolution of their own. To fully understand dogs, one must take a look at where dogs came from and how they have evolved....   [tags: gray wolf, pets] 1363 words
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Dog Breed Bans - Pets have been a part of the American life for forever. It comes to no surprise that the most popular pet in the United States is the dog. There are over 68 million dogs owned with a range of 130 dog breeds. Over the past ten years, it has become clear that the rate of dog bites has steadily been rising. There are over 4.7 million reported cases of dog bites each year in the United States alone. State officials have been hounding the dog world for years over this issue. Instead of blaming certain dog breeds for violence, people should instead be looking at the owners themselves (Pet-Owner Liability)....   [tags: pets, german sheperds, violence]
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Difference Between Dogs and Cats - Dogs and cats are the most popular pets in the whole world. Even though they’re both very popular, they are different in many ways. Some people gravitate towards the calmness of a cat, while others seek the companionship of a dog. Cats are a lot more independent and less expensive. Cats don’t require nor do they want to be trained to be a house pet. Dogs on the other hand are very loyal and will act as your best friend. Dogs require more attention and training to be a well behaved family member....   [tags: popular pets, animals, dog, cat]
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Flea Control for Dogs and Cats - Flea Control for Dogs and Cats Many Americans have a four-legged member of their family in their home. Most people deal with housebreaking problems, pet hair on furniture, and an occasional broken lamp because all the friendly welcomes home outweigh these minor problems. When the weather begins to get warmer, these pet owners begin to cringe with the thought of spring. It can only mean one thing; flea season and the circus of giving flea baths and dips is about to start. But in the past few years, there has been a break through in scientific technology allowing both owners and pets to rest easier....   [tags: Pets Dogs Cats Essays] 416 words
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Abraham Lincoln: Characteristics of a Hero - Stories of heroes have been a source of inspiration and awe for as long as people could tell them. We look to legends of great men and women who have accomplished grand tasks in hopes that we, too, may one day be as tremendous as them. Indeed, most of us do; albeit not in the way we imagine. Most of them slip by us unnoticed, overlooked, and will never be the protagonists of epic stories. So what exactly makes a hero. I believe a hero to be anyone who possesses the qualities of a hero: courageous, perseverant and compassionate – all of which Abraham Lincoln perfectly demonstrates....   [tags: log cabin, kentucky, symphaty for pets and people]
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Taking Care of Your Pet - Taking Care of Your Pet Can you hear the cries of those who do not communicate in the human language. How about the fearful mewing of a motherless kitten. Do you worry for the exhaustion of a donkey, staggering under a load to heavy to bear. Does your heart skip a beat when you hear the whimpering of a lost puppy. Are you filled with sadness when you an animal that has been hit by a car. Do you take in strays and feed them because they are all skin and bones. If so you are a pet lover. You would never hurt a pet....   [tags: Animals Pets Essays] 1448 words
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Pet Care - Pets 101 has identified our target market as school age children, under the age of 18 with the idea that their excitement about pet care and responsibility will persuade their parents to purchase new pets. The typical school age children have parents between the ages of 25-54, which makes up 70% of the major market segment (IBIS, 2014). Pets 101located in Port Orange Florida, has its competitors in a 25 mile radius of Volusia County.Pets101 has four brick and mortar direct competitors (serves the same target market with similar products and services) in a 25 mile radius....   [tags: pets market,petsmart, competition]
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Feral Cats - Cats are one of the most beloved pets to humans beings. Though they provided a sense of comfort and love, there is a dark side to these soft, adorable, felines. Cats, both domestic and feral, poses a serious threat to native bird populations in the United States and health risk to both people and other animals. It is important that people realize the impact that feral cats have in the environment that they inhabit and how it not only effects other species, but us humans as well. Feral cats have no form of human interaction and therefore are difficult and or nearly impossible to assimilate as a regular house pet....   [tags: predation instincts, pets]
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The Beagle - The Beagle is one of the merriest sweetest dog breeds around. They are full of enthusiasm and brimming with energy, always ready to run, play and hunt. They are best suited in a home that has the time and energy to keep up to them. The Beagle is an extremely friendly dog; those looking for a guard dog should look elsewhere. It is said; a Beagle will not only meet a burglar with tail a wagging but will show him where you keep your valuables. However, they will usually bark at any suspicious sound so make a fine barking watchdog....   [tags: Pets] 595 words
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Are Dogs Getting the Attention They Deserve? - Are Dogs Getting the Attention They Deserve. It used to be that you could tell just about how poor a family was by how many dogs they had. If they had one, they were probably doing all right, two dogs meant that the couple were dog lovers, but if a citizen kept three, you could begin to suspect he didn’t own much else. What type of dogs these were also lead people to believe their social status in society. (Hoagland, 1995) Would this lead people to believe that this is true. In my opinion, No it does not....   [tags: Symbols Wealth Animals Pets Essays] 1033 words
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German shepherd Dog - For thousands of years dogs have walked alongside man with loyalty, care, and friendship. Now there is the dog called the German shepherd and to me it is the most reliable of all the dogs. They have a history that is different from others, they can be trained to always stand by you, they are strictly bred to perfection, and they have done many great heroic actions. I should get a German shepherd. The history of German shepherds is both remarkable and interesting. During the late 1890s, the first lead towards the German shepherd started....   [tags: dogs, pets, breeds, loyalty, care, friendship]
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Animal Cruelty and Youth Violence - There are over seventy million cats and fifty-five million dogs in the United States, yet the number of reported cases of neglect, or abuse is severely lacking (Davidson 1). Animal abuse is an ongoing dilemma in this country; recent studies have indicated child animal cruelty offenders often go on to pursue disturbing acts of criminal behavior. This nation simply does not have standardized legislation across the nation as a preventative method of dealing with this predicament. Many states treat animal abuse too leniently, and this is bad because youthful offenders often times will go on to perform criminal acts later in life, therefore anti-youth violence organizations and animal abuse prev...   [tags: Animals Kids Pet Pets Children]
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Steps When Adopting a Second Cat - Many people decide to add one cat or two to their family, hoping that cats become best friends. Then your current cat will have to play with when you're out all day. For some animals, the introduction of a new friend is no big deal, but for others it leads to fights and fears. Here are some tips on how to gather all with the minimum of stress for them. You will need: A room with a door that you can keep closed. Separate food and water bowls for your new Cat Sanitary tray for your new Cat Toys (you can use the toys that you already have, if you have enough for this) Blanket or bed for the new Cat Now, follow these daily steps: 1st Day Determine a room for your new cat....   [tags: Tips, Pets] 546 words
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Cat v. Dog - Cat v. Dog Many households occupy pets. Deciding on a pet can be a difficult decision. The majority of the time people tend to choose either a dog or a cat for their pet. There are many similarities as well as differences between a dog and a cat. However, the differences outnumber the similarities and usually serve as the deciding factor between the two. With either a dog or a cat, there will be a new addition to the family. Much responsibility comes along with this new member....   [tags: Papers Pets Household Pet Essays ] 875 words
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My Desire for Rats - I always hate when you’re invites to parties where you’re the only kid or individual under the age of thirty and over the age of ten. Why, do people invite kids, knowing full well they’ll be bored stiff. Occasionally, they provide some form of lackluster entertainment, but these folks are far and few in between. Stacy Mossbrucker invited us to a summer party of some kind in August of 2004. The party was all ladies and children under the age of four. The usual scenario played out: with nothing to do I shadowed the ladies and was told to go away and find something to do....   [tags: childhood, pets,] 1097 words
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Owning a Pet - Owning a Pet Having a pet is a wonderful idea. Pets bring companionship, personality, and gut wrenching humor to households across the world. Having previously owned both a cat and a dog, and currently being without a pet, I began to think about getting a new furry friend. Born a dog lover, and bred into a cat lover, I had the difficult decision of choosing one of the two. When I was twenty-two years old, I answered an advertisement in the paper for free Labrador puppies. Driving up to the house, I saw all the little critters running around and having a ball of a time....   [tags: Dog Cat Pets Essays Papers Personal Narrative] 983 words
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Cats vs. Dogs - Cats vs. Dogs Are you a cat person or a dog person. In the age-old schism of cats versus dogs, there has always been a debate for both sides. No matter what side is taken there will always be a debate about which animal is superior. People choose pets based on a certain kinship they feel with the animal. Now, perhaps cat lovers are uptight, but they don't choose to claim kinship with a creature whose first act upon meeting a new member of its own kind is to sniff its behind. There is also the problem of dignity and discrimination -- as in, dogs have none....   [tags: Pets Ownership Dog Cat Essays Compare Contrast] 564 words
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It is the Owner of a Dog that Makes it Dangerous - What has four legs and an arm. A happy pit bull. What happens when you cross a pit bull with a collie. A dog who bites your leg off, then goes for help. Contrary to tasteless jokes and public opinion, it is not the breed of dog that makes a dog dangerous, rather it is the owner of a dog that makes dogs dangerous. But, let’s face it, there are certain dog breeds that demand their owners be aware of negative opinion; and it is the owners’ primary responsibility to implement careful training and socialization of their pups in order to bring an understanding and acceptance of the breed by the general public....   [tags: dog owners, pets, ] 1330 words
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The History and Science of Dogs - ... Creating a dog that is highly trainable dog and a superior snout”. All these hybrid breeds are so successful because of how the dogs DNA is formed. The discovery of deciphering the dog genome was discovered by the Researchers at the National Institutes of Health on The Science of Dogs “Every piece of DNA is made up of four different chemical components A, C, T, and G, the dog has 2.4 billions of these letters in the combination known as base pairs. Sequences of the letters ACTG make up thousands of Genes that specify each component of the dog”....   [tags: pets, domestication, breeding]
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Animal Adoption, the Price of Love - ... Even though the below chart shows that animals in Los Angeles County the dog intake (Fig 1, Wahl, 2014) from 2009-2014 has stayed steady and in (Fig 2, Wahl, 2014) shows that from 1997-2013 euthanized animal is on the decline. Benefits of Adopting Animals that are lucky to enjoy adoption from a local shelter come with a guarantee that they are healthy, they have been spayed/neutered, and that they have a well behaved temperament. In addition, if the pet does not work out, many shelters offer an exchange program, within a certain amount of days....   [tags: pets, animal euthanization]
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The Benefits of Homemade Dog Food - In recent times, there have been far too many recalls regarding store bought dog food. People do not realize what they are actually feeding their beloved pet. Unhealthy store bought dog food, and the negative effects they bring about, can result in owners switching over to homemade dog food. Most people want what is the best for their cuddly best friend. There are many reasons why homemade dog food is a better choice than store bought, such as homemade dog food being healthier, it has a multitude of differing tastes, one has the ability to monitor exactly what their pet consumes, and it's also financially cheaper, which most anyone can get behind....   [tags: pets, nutrition, ingredients] 747 words
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The Feeling of Loosing a Family Pet - While I was looking through chapter 16, I was trying to figure out what literary approach would fit. The approach I found the most fitting was the reader response approach. A Dog's Death could be considered a double entendre. On one hand, John Updike is replaying an emotional tone of sadness, frustration, and the feeling of losing a family pet. To the reader, you are able to feel his pain. But, it is even more emotional if you can relate to the poem. I lost both of my grandparents in a three month span to cancer....   [tags: john updike, dog's death, pets]
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If Animals Were Human - If Animals Were Human Going home on the weekends, automatically the family is happy you’re home, having been gone for so long. Mom is prepared to fix a hot, home cooked meal, dad has a project for you and him ready to go, and the sister is anxious to tell you about her life in high school and get her big sibling’s advice. The one who is often forgotten is the dog. The most faithful one, who is most anxious to see you, stands in the yard jumping up and down, barking, and running, starving for attention....   [tags: Pets Love Family Essays]
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Zenith Case Analysis - Zenith Case Analysis 1. How might one segment the dog food market. The dog food market can be divided into four segments: dry, wet, semi-moist, and dog treats. Dry dog food makes up 63% of the total market....   [tags: Dog Food Pets] 1179 words
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The Life of my Dog Precious - The Life of my Dog Precious Within the animal kingdom, few animals have the characteristics to co exist with humans. Dogs, however, are the exception. For centuries dogs have been known as man’s best friend. Throughout the test of time dogs have proven to be the most loyal and the truest friends. “Dogs are not just our proverbial best friends in the animal world but probably our oldest” (Phillips 12). With this in mind I understand the reason that my dog Precious is my most treasured and loyal friend....   [tags: Personal Narrative Pets Family Essays] 1154 words
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How to Crate Train Your Puppy - How to Crate Train Your Puppy Imagine this: You have just arrived home with your brand new puppy. It is the sweetest, most adorable puppy you have ever seen. Now it’s time for the reality check. Puppies need tons of care and attention. You must be completely available for your new lovable pup. Your free time is now devoted to your new puppy. Hopefully you’re still with me and haven’t given away your puppy yet. I am going to fill you in on how to properly crate train your puppy. "A crate is a portable 'kennel' that is just large enough to contain the dog it is intended for, made of either metal or plastic....   [tags: Dogs Animals Training Pets Essays]
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Save More Dogs - Introduction Buying a puppy from the pet store might be one of the most phenomenal moments in a life. Unfortunately, puppy mills sell their malnourished dogs to pet stores. Puppy mills are huge kennels where pure bred puppies are crowded together in unsanitary housing with no food. Dogs who did no wrong to this world do not deserve to live in these conditions. The amount of puppy mills are increasing and must be stopped by adopting dogs from shelters, not buying puppies from pet stores and putting stronger laws into action....   [tags: puppies, dogs, pet store, pound, animals, pets]
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The Many Benefits of Pet Ownership - “A dog is a man’s best friend” goes much deeper than the phrase might initially imply. Recently many medical journals have begun to identify with the many and varied benefits of pet ownership. Men have always relied upon animals for work, transportation, and survival. As times have changed, man has begun to appreciate a different bond with animals. Gone are the days of animals running free outside around the homestead, for now animals are allowed inside and are considered by many to be an integral part of our daily lives....   [tags: Psychology ]
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The Positive Effects of Pet Ownership for Kids - The collaboration between humans and animals has existed since the beginning of humanity. The cavemen threw out excess scraps that they did not desire and the wolves devoured them. Overtime, the relationship between man and wolf blossomed and this caused the wolves to be more docile and subservient towards humans. This allowed humans to domesticate the wolves and establish a partnership that will last for millenniums to come. Whether it is domesticating wolves in the forest or adopting a pet at the local pet shelter, the partnership never cease to exist....   [tags: humans and animals]
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