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Is the laser light dangerous for cats?

Our question this week was: Doctor - you know those laser lights that people use to play with their cats? They shine them on the floor or walls and cats go crazy. I heard they are dangerous. Do you know anything about that? Regards, Sarah Matthews Answer Hi Sarah- thanks for your email. I've heard that the only danger could be is shining the laser light directly into a cat's eye.
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Breeds

Choosing a Solomon Island Eclectus

Of all the eclectus parrots, which tend to be independent and do not form as strong of bonds as other parrots, the Solomon Island eclectus is considered the tamest and most affectionate. They are relatively talkative and, if given adequate attention, can make good companions, especially males. Females tend to be a little more aggressive.
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Pet care

NYC Pet Project: Stars in Their Eyes

Our pets can read us like an open letter. They can usually tell our mood by watching the flash of our eyes and the movements of our limbs. Sometimes they read us better than we read ourselves. Authors Edward J. Kaczmarek III and Michael J. La Rue challenged scores of New Yorkers to put into words what their pets already know.
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Pet care

Tips on Bread Dough and Dogs

Don't feed your dog bread dough. When bread dough is ingested, it rises in a dog's stomach and as the dough ferments, alcohol is produced. After ingestion, dogs will act nauseated, vomit, act painful, lethargic or become disoriented. The problem with bread dough ingestion can be from the severe distention of the abdomen as the dough rises in the stomach or from the alcohol produced as the dough ferments causing alcohol toxicity.
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General

Nutrition in the Newborn Foal

Knowing the normal foal's nursing behavior, hos nutritional needs and his expected growth rate is important in the process of raising healthy young horses. Nursing Behavior Within 30 minutes of birth, the foal should exhibit a suckle reflex. You can stimulate this reflex by placing a clean finger in the foals mouth: the tongue should curl around it and the foal start to suckle.
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Pet care

A site Guide To Hamster Cages

Did you know that hamsters are hermits? They like to hang out by themselves. Originally desert creatures, hamsters had to scrounge for food and water, and they were very territorial. That protective nature remains in their personalities. Hamster cages should reflect their need for solitude. The animals prefer to live alone, and if they're housed together, they may fight to the death.
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