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1. Most lists of dangerous foods for cats include chocolate, onion, garlic, raw eggs, alcohol and avocado but the truth is avocado is not toxic for cats. A small amount of avocado flesh given as a treat is fine. My cat Merlin has always enjoyed bits of avocado and he's almost twenty. The issue of avocado toxicity concerns the toxin persin which is found mostly in the avocado leaves, skin and the pit, but not the flesh. The ASPCA claims, "While avocado is toxic to some animals, in dogs and cats, we do not expect to see serious signs of illness. In some dogs and cats, mild stomach upset may occur if the animal eats a significant amount of avocado flesh or peel." Credit: Getty 2. Pet parents...

The Benefits of a Dog House

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Bringing a new puppy home to your apartment is an exciting occasion -- you're getting another best friend, after all! However, making your apartment safe for your new puppy does require quite a bit of preparation. Failing to prepare could result in damage to your rental, which could mean losing your security deposit. In fact, 10 percent of renters said they lost their deposit because of a pet in a Rent.com survey. Credit: Getty Creative Make sure your puppy adoption is a fully joyous experience by puppy-proofing the space before your newest addition to the family comes home. Here are some tips for examining your apartment from top to bottom and making it safe: LATCH THOSE DOORS You know...

How to Stop a Dogfight

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