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Day: June 29, 2021

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Types of Guinea Pigs – From Classic American to Fluffy Teddy

Fact checked by Dr. Antoinette Martin, DVM Guinea pigs tend to have calm and friendly demeanors, which partially explains why they are so often chosen as first pets for both children and adults alike. While you may just see all guinea pigs as cute and fluffy balls of fur, there are actually different breeds, and each has its own unique look and personality traits. Just like dogs and cats, breeding associations categorize guinea pig breeds according to their weight, color, body shape, and more. To help you learn about the different breeds, we are going to take a look at
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Soothing Music for Dogs – How to Use Music to Calm Your Anxious Dog

Fact checked by Dr. Antoinette Martin, DVM Unfortunately, anxiety is more common in dogs than you might suspect. Everything from loud noises to being separated from their owners during the workweek can make a dog feel nervous and anxious. While there are training techniques and medications that can be used to help dogs that are suffering from anxiety, recent studies have shown compelling evidence that playing certain types of music can help lower a dog’s stress levels. We know that music therapy works incredibly well at reducing stress and anxiety levels in humans, but it turns out that playing music