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Thursday, October 23, 2008

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Is your Dog's Food Safe?...Here is my list of SAFE and ADVISED Dog Food.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Fashion Bags For Comfortable Pet Travel

If you have a small or toy breed, you may very well find that you have the option of bringing your dog with you far more places than you ever imagined. Perhaps the current wave of fashion divas and celebrities that are constantly seen with their pampered pooches have helped with the trend, but whatever the reason it is no longer unusual to see a tiny nose and bright, inquisitive eyes peering out of a designer fashion bag/pet carrier almost anywhere you may visit.

The growing trend of having a variety of fashion bags that are actually pet carriers in disguise has moved from just a few upscale pet stores marketing the bags to a whole range of designers, artisans and handcrafted bags that are sold in departments stores, pet stores and even through designer lines. The more dog friendly the world seems to become the greater the demand for these high fashion bags will be both now and in the future.

These bags are not just fashion first; they are also designed to be comfortable for the pet. One of the key factors of any bag has to be the safety factor. Look for the quality of stitching and design, avoid any bags that seem poorly made as not only will they simply fall apart, but they may also have small pieces such as tassels and trim that comes apart, posing a choking hazard for the dog. The fabric should be well supported on the bottom with some type of both outer and inner reinforcement to give your pooch a solid level area to stand on. It is also important that the bag holds it shape and doesn't collapse in either across the bottom or on the sides, causing the dog to be squashed and unsupported.

Most of the fashion dog bags also have mesh or some type of open fabric at either end that can be zipped or snapped either open or closed. This is ideal for giving the dog a chance to see out while still being safely confined to the bag. You don't want the opening to be too large as the small sized dogs could easily become overly excited and jump out, posing a real and very serious injury risk. Roll-down doors that can be secured at different levels are a great idea as this allows both security and structure. It is also important to be able to open both ends so that the temperature can be maintained that is appropriate to keep the dog comfortable.

Fashion dog bags come in a wide variety of fabrics and styles. Most of the bags will have a fairly wide, leather or heavy fabric strap that can be worn over the shoulder, allowing the dog to be comfortably carried close to the body, just above the waist. Adjustable straps are important for the comfort of the person carrying the bag, plus a variety of pockets and sections of the bag that are outside of the pet carrier compartment are a great option to safely carry wallets, keys and other items away from your dog.

Haley Thomas is an animal lover and communicator and an editor for http://www.travelingpetgear.com/ - a resource for stylish gear and information for pets on-the-go including pet strollers, car seats, seat belts, totes, tents, and life jackets.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Advice on Changing the Aquarium Salt Water

The aquarium salt water will sooner or later have to be changed by you. Unfortunately the filters in any filtration system will be unable to fully extract every piece of waste material that is going to accumulate in your tank.

If left in the tank the waste materials will turn the water cloudy, or even yellow and can cause a buildup of algae on the aquarium's sides. Plus it can also prevent the fish and corals (if you have any in yours) from growing in the way that they should, along with causing them stress, and this in turn could lead to them becoming ill. So the question you should be asking yourself is not should I change the salt water in the aquarium, but when should it be changed?

When Is The Right Time To Change Aquarium Salt Water?

Ideally you shouldn't be leaving the tank until such a time (maybe several months) before you change the aquarium salt water and provide all the tropical fish and invertebrates within it, a new clean environment. The big problem is that many people choose to remove the tropical aquarium fish and invertebrates from the tank, and then clean out the water completely. Unfortunately this could do your tropical fish, invertebrates and the reef inside more harm than good.

Rather what one should be doing is change a small amount of the salt water on a regular basis, and keep the fish and invertebrates in the tank as you do it. Ideally the best ratio when it comes to changing the salt water is to remove about 1/3 of the water from the tank and replace with the same amount of water.

Simple Steps To Take When Changing Aquarium Salt Water

  1. First off you need to unplug every piece of electrical equipment, other than the light which is connected to the aquarium. The pumps and filters if left on, can actually overheat if they discover there is insufficient water in the tank. Also heater systems if left on when new water is added to the tank, may well cause the glass to crack (remember how much that tank initially cost and the price you will have to pay to replace it).
  2. Take an aquarium scrubber or scraper accessories and use this in order to clean the inside of the glass of the aquarium to help remove any buildup of algae or waste deposits that have come from the fish food on them. You need to do this very slowly and gently in order to prevent the fish species from becoming panicked.
  3. After scraping the glass you need to take out any plants within the tank and remove any dead or dying parts on them. Also stir up the gravel in the base (be careful as some fish like to bury themselves in it). As you do, bank some of it high towards the back corners of the aquarium and leave the levels lower in the middle and the front. Give the gravel time to settle and you will see waste deposits accumulate on top of the lower lying gravel.
  4. Now you are ready to siphon off some of the aquarium salt water (remember only to take away around a third of the tank's water and no more). As you siphon off the salt water using one of the specialist aquarium products that allows you to drain water from the tank at the same time as removing the water, try to remove as much of the debris that has accumulated as possible.
  5. Next you need to replace the water that has been removed and it is best to use aged rather than freshwater. This you can do by either letting it stand for some time or by adding certain salt mix products to it. You should only ever add aquarium salt to your water and never just sea salt. Also make sure that the temperature of the water you are putting into the tank is within 2 degrees Fahrenheit of the temperature of the water already in the tank. Then add some aquarium salt if you want.

Finally, all one now needs to do after changing the water in your tank is to plug back in and turn on the pieces of equipment that you originally turned off at the start. Also why not at this stage give the cover of your tank a cleaning and the light along with the outsides of your tank.

For more saltwater aquarium tips and saltwater aquarium supplies visit The Aquarium Lady

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Clownfish Care

By Jake Wilson

Clownfish are a very popular saltwater fish. They are very peaceful and colorful additions to the aquarium. Clownfish are normally found in the Eastern Indian and Western Pacific Ocean. Clownfish have been growing in popularity over the years to become one of the most kept saltwater fish. Before you start to head out and pick up your very own clownfish, there are a couple things you should consider. In this article I will offer a bit of advice to owning clownfish.

Clownfish do need a fair amount of care as opposed to other fish. You will need to provide a stable saltwater aquarium for them to live in. You need to look up the specific instructions for the type of clownfish you want to house and then adjust accordingly with your aquarium size. After you pick out the aquarium, you are going to need to find the appropriate lighting and filtration systems to place in the aquarium. You have to have a good filtration system to provide the best possible environment for the clownfish.

Once you get the hang of the basics, you should add a sea anemone that is compatible with the species of clownfish that you pick. Clownfish have a symbiotic relationship with Sea Anemones and it is recommended that you place the two together for the best possible results. Also you can see how the clownfish interacts with the anemone. Anemones can be very hard to keep alive in the aquarium, and it is definitely not recommended for beginning aquarium owners. Sea Anemones generally do not live more than 2 years even with the experienced aquarium owner.

You should provide a mate for your clownfish. Clownfish do much better in pairs, and they can also produce their offspring in the aquarium. Clownfish have an amazing ability to switch sexes, but all clownfish are first born as males. You can pair a male and a female together and then breed them to keep or sell their offspring.

It is quite a sight to see parent clownfish swimming around with their litter in the aquarium. The fry will take some time to grow up, and if you are serious about breeding your clownfish, there are some very interesting and in depth guides on the internet that I would recommend looking at.

I hope you found this article helpful in your pursuit of owning clownfish. Anemones are definitely not required to enjoy the ownership of your clownfish. Just setup your aquarium with plenty of rocks with nooks and crannies for your fish to swim through. Owning a clownfish will take a little bit of practice to get the hang of, but don't be discouraged.

If you pay close attention to your pets needs, you should never have a problem with keeping the clownfish. I recommend you browse many sites on the internet to get a better picture on the specific needs of your clownfish, there are plenty of online retailers that are more than happy to go through all the details of keeping this fish. Thank you for reading the article, and good luck with your new pet!

Getahugetank.com offers acrylic aquariums, large fish tanks and aquarium supplies

Breeding Angelfish

By Jake Wilson

Breeding angelfish is an activity that is gaining a lot of popularity in the aquarium keeping community. Angelfish come from the cichlid family and tend to be aggressive sometimes. This guide will give you a couple tips on how and when to breed your angelfish. There are many breeds on Angelfish, and most of them have generally the same breeding habits. The main things you should take into consideration when breeding angelfish, is temperament and care level.

The first thing you are going to do when breeding is to start to pair off the Angelfish into groups of 1 male, 1 female. You want to start out by purchasing 8-10 angelfish, try to get an equal number of males and females. After you pair them off, they should bond together and start to pair off, swapping them out should pose little problem. Don't get discouraged if the first spawn doesn't turn out as planned. It is normal for the first batch to get eaten or not to spawn at all, you should just get a few fry out of the batch. With the fish that do pair up and go off to spawn, you should be able to get plenty of fry from their efforts.

You should move the fry to a different tank once they hatch and place them into jars to provide them a place of shelter while they get their feel on swimming. You should be sure to feed them plenty of newly hatched mysis shrimp for the best possible results. This is a more expensive method, and if your fish pairs take care of their brood, you should just leave them in the aquarium to allow nature to take its course. A 33 gallon tank should be able to host about 250 pea size angelfish to grow into dime sized. If you do this, you should change the water at least 3 times a week.

Within about 3 months, your angelfish should grow a little larger about the size of a nickel. You should keep plants in the aquarium to absorb the nitrate levels. After a bit of time, pick the best out of the batch and keep 100 in an aquarium of about 33 gallons to grow them out. It will take around 6 months to fully pick out the best from your stock. Just remember that Angelfish do tend to eat some of the fry when they first spawn, so it is best to separate them for a little while until the fish can grow a little larger and fend for themselves.

Well I hope you found this little article a bit helpful for breeding your angelfish. If you start to feel discouraged, just remember, it takes a while to get the hang of this. Breeding angelfish can be difficult and it will take a little while before you can completely get it down to a science. Breeding angelfish is a very rewarding experience, one that I recommend any serious Angelfish owner try to experience.

Getahugetank.com offers custom aquariums, large fish tanks, and aquarium supplies

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Setting Up a Freshwater Aquarium

By Jake Wilson

Setting up an aquarium for freshwater fish is a complicated process. Setting up an aquarium for freshwater fish is not only a big responsibility, but it is also an investment. In this article I am going to be going over several factors to consider when you are starting up your freshwater aquarium.

You have to keep in mind that at least once a week you will need to do some kind of maintenance on your freshwater aquarium. Most of the time, it will be a water change. You will also have to feed your fish at least once a day or more.

Freshwater fish are generally a lot cheaper than their saltwater counterparts. Setting up a freshwater aquarium is much less expensive and requires less materials than setting up a saltwater aquarium. For this reason many people recommend that beginners get the hang of managing and taking care of freshwater fish before they move on to more complicated setups. After you settle on getting and building up a freshwater fish aquarium, you can decide on an aquarium size to go with.

The next step in the process is to purchase all the equipment and your aquarium. I recommend you shop around online for the freshwater aquarium that is going to fit you best. Once you order your freshwater aquarium, you are going to want to find a suitable spot to place your aquarium.

After you find a suitable place to put your aquarium, you need to find a stand for your aquarium. Remember, you need to find a stand that will be able to support the full weight of your aquarium after water is added. A good formula for finding out how much your aquarium is going to weigh, is to take the amount of gallons it is going to hold, and multiply it by ten. So if you have a 55 gallon aquarium, it is going to weigh 550lbs after being filled.

After getting the spot picked out, the right aquarium, and the right equipment, now what you are going to do is wash out your freshwater aquarium with water, no soap at all. Adding soap to clean out your freshwater aquarium can leave soap residue in the tank and can be harmful to your fish.

Rinse and wash all the items you are going to placing in your aquarium. Set up all your now clean gravel and decorations in your freshwater aquarium and start to add water to your aquarium. Now you have your freshwater aquarium all set up to go.

Now after going through that whole process for setting up your freshwater aquarium. You are going to wait, that's right, you have to wait for your water to cycle for a few days before adding any fish. Owning a freshwater aquarium, requires a good deal of patience. But believe me, good things come to those who wait.

Getahugetank.com offers freshwater aquariums, large fish tanks, and aquarium supplies

Spay and Neuter Statistics

If we left two cats, and their subsequent offspring, to their own family planning arrangements, they could be responsible for bringing more than 80 million cats into the world in just ten years! Dogs are not quite so prolific, but just the female descendants of one bitch may produce nearly 200 offspring by the time that first bitch is just five years old. An estimated 8-10 million unwanted companion animals (cats and dogs) are euthanized in the United States each year - a figure that spay and neuter statistics prove can be vastly reduced.

The spay and neuter statistics given by The Humane Society state that 75% of owned dogs are spayed or neutered and 87% of owned cats. This shows that owners are taking a responsible approach and much of the problem may well lie within the stray community. It is obviously very difficult to even guess how many stray cats and dogs there may be roaming the streets both in the cities and in the more rural areas. As it is almost impossible to come up with a definitive figure for the stray cats and dogs, it is also difficult to say what an impact we can make on the euthanasia figure if a massive programme of treatments were to be adopted.

One fact that must be taken into consideration when looking at the spay and neuter statistics is the number of cats and dogs that must remain fertile for breeding purposes. We will obviously never be in the situation whereby 100% of the owned animals are spayed or neutered. There is very little need, however, for the majority of companion animals to be fertile and in many cases there are advantages in their being sterilized. Male cats are much less likely to spray, thus eliminating one of the less charming and sociable aspects of the tom cat! Health problems can also be reduced. This is an aspect which is beneficial to both your pet and your finances. One of the health benefits is the elimination of testicular cancer and the reduction in the risk of prostate disease. Spaying and neutering can be responsible for a change in the character of your pet. This is a change for the better, and you will soon notice that your cat or dog will become more affectionate and often less nervous and aggressive.

It is imperative that, now we have managed to increase sterilization in owned animals, we do not become complacent and let spay and neuter statistics fall. In an ideal world, the only cats and dogs not sterilized would be fertile for the purposes of breeding only. This, however, is very difficult to achieve. You only have to re-read the first paragraph to remind yourself of the effect that one pretty girl cat and one lucky boy cat can have on those statistics!

Gary Pearson is an accomplished niche website developer and author.

To learn more about fixing your pets visit My Spay Neuter Clinics for current articles and discussions.

 

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Hamster First Aid Kit - What Does a Complete Hamster First Aid Kit Look Like?

Don't be selfish! You have one for you, don't you? Well, your tiny hamster needs one too. You don't have to buy it, you can put some things together and voilĂ ... a home made first aid kit.

Here is a short list with some of the things you ought to have in your first aid kit:

  • First and most important, you should always keep your veterinarian phone number and address handy. Make sure the vet you know treats hamsters because even if the hamster is commonly kept as pet, there aren't many vets out there for them.
  • Adhesive plasters of various sizes and shapes to put on your hamster wound. You can use adhesive plasters to bandage the injured leg (broken bones, twisted ankle) of your hamster by wrapping it tightly.
  • Syringes and a dropper to administer various types of drugs
  • Antiseptic, antibiotic and antihistamine pills and lotions. You should use only what the vet recommended you. Remember that what lotion could be great for you when you have a scratch could be deadly for your hamster because he has the habit of grooming -continuously licking his body.
  • Cotton-tipped swabs to clean the wound or even the ears of your hamster( you should try to clean your hamster only if he is sick, otherwise he doesn't needs you because he makes such a great job)
  • Scissors and nail clipper
  • A bag of luck so that you will never need the first aid kit!

Feel free to add to this first aid kit everything you need that is helpful and necessarily for you hamster health.

Now, that your first aid kit it's up and running, there are some things you may take in consideration.

1. Make sure that the first aid kit isn't hidden in some corner of the room. It should be as close as it can of the hamster's cage. When you need it you should be able to have it handy.

2. Make sure that every member of your family knows where the first aid kit is and knows how to use it too.

3. If you have small children, make sure that the first aid kit is out of their reach.

4. Make sure you take all the precaution methods before treating your sick hamster: use gloves and wash your hand a couple of times after handling the hamster.

Diana Tudor is a hamster lover for quite a while. She loves these little creatures (especially the 2 dwarf hamsters that she has). Want to make your own hamster first aid kit? The hamsters and Diana await you at their cozy place to learn about your hamster health and much more.

Purchasing Your Tropical Fish Supplies

Knowing when and where to purchase tropical fish supplies can be a difficult task. There are so many tropical fish pet shops out there, and so many different fish shops, it can be hard to know where to start.

The best thing to do when searching for tropical fish supplies is to go to your nearest tropical fish store and speak to a shop assistant. When speaking with the assistant, ask them what their views are as to what the best types of products for your fish tank may be.

You'd be quite surprised to know that there are so many different varieties of products for your fish tank, all of which serve unique purposes, that choosing only a couple for your fish tank in particular can be a difficult task. It's important you don't get carrier away and decide to purchase everything available, as tempting as it may be. Remember that your tropical fish deserve only a unique set of products that will be relevant to helping them, they don't need an entire entourage of supplies.

Another thing to be mindful of when purchasing your tropical fish supplies is just exactly how much they cost. Whilst it's true that you do pay for quality, some near-identical products may be a lot cheaper at one store as opposed to another. Shop around a little, perhaps even research a certain product's price on the internet. You'd be absolutely amazed just how much of a bargain you can find for certain products if you look hard enough.

Now when it comes to things such as filters and whatnot, make sure you choose a filter that is right for your tank. Many people think that just any old filter will do, but ask yourself these questions - Will the filter meet the theme of my tank? Will be it be sightly? Will it be too large for my tank? (the filter must fit after all!).

Once you've gotten these basics out of the way, the last step is to setup your fish tank with your tropical fish supplies. Now remember that sometimes, the supplies for tropical fish that you purchase are not designed to be used immediately within a live fish tank. For example, if you purchase a filter you want to make sure it works correctly before removing an old one and immediately placing the new one in. Have a little test tank if need be. You could even go so far as to put your fish in a plastic bag with water, or a bucket of some form, only temporarily, until you can ensure that the fish tank is safe for live operation.

John Hubert is a researcher of tropical fish and has recently published the lens - Tropical Fish Supplies You can learn more about Tropical Pet Fish at his website.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Pet Carriers - Shopping For Just the Right Pet Carrier

Remarkably, shopping for and buying a pet carrier may currently be more challenging than people might have assumed. In most cases, this is a great thing as the root of this greater difficulty is a wider variety of pet carriers from which you can select.

This may seem like strange analogy, but the same kind of evolution we see in technology can be observed in individual products of all sorts. Just for example, would you believe that in recent years we've seen remarkable refinement in the versatility and quality of the pet carriers we utilize to transfer our precious little pets around?

Pet carriers currently provide a broad assortment of features for cats and dogs of all personalities, shapes and sizes. We even have pet carriers for a more broad variety of activities too. As an example, you may currently select different and distinct pet carriers for flying then you would for backpacking in the woods.

Quite possibly the most common, and some might say most "trendy" phenomenons in pet carriers, is the pet carrier tote. Pet carrier totes enable people to transfer tinier pets in a cozier way. This usually applies to small dogs such as toy poodles and chihuahuas rather than large dogs, obviously... and it rarely applies to kitties as furry little felines are not as inclined to enjoy moving about within crowds of people.

But pet carrier totes empower us to carry our fine-furred pals in close proximity in an easy, casual manner. While some people feel there is a bit of exploitation going on here -- treating your pet as a fashion accessory rather than a beloved pet, which I obviously do not support -- this doesn't really mean the pet carrier tote must be unhealthy or inappropriate.

Just be sure your best little friend is truly happy with the pet carrier itself and that she is confident being carried around with you when you're out and about. If you have a shy but sweet little friend, do not attempt to force her or him to be something he or she is not naturally.

The sorts of pet carriers I am describing come in many different styles, so I recommend you look around for a bit so you understand what's available to you. Many emphasize style with a touch more splashy color, while many others feature more conservative styling.

Because they frequently involve being slung over your shoulder, I urge you consider your own comfort as well. It might be simpler for you to keep your little pal at peace if you're experiencing less stress from the physical function of carrying them with you.

As you begin shopping for the ideal pet carrier for you, remember to keep both your pet's physical and psychological comfort in mind. And also remember that the more comfortable you are carrying them, the more comfortable they will be too.

To master everything you could possibly need to understand about pet carriers and pet carrier totes and to shop now for the best pet carriers at the best prices, please visit my site: Pet Carrier Totes

The Dumb Mistakes Most Owners Make When Caring For Goldfish

Do you know how to care for your goldfish? If you think that it is all about buying some bright colored fish from your local pet shop and then throw it in your aquarium then you are in for some surprises. Although goldfish is a sturdy fish, it demands some special care on your part. If you want to learn more on goldfish care then this article should really interest you.

First, you should make sure that you buy fish that are in excellent conditions. Before choosing, your fish watch them for a couple of minutes as they swim in the tank. If you find something unusual such as the tails are ripped or there are unusual swimming pattern then it is better to avoid these fish. It will be stupid to spend time caring for goldfish that is already suffering from diseases.

It is also important that you do not buy goldfish that have just arrived in a pet shop. Although some pet shops put their fish in some kind of quarantine when first received, others do not. These fish may be suffering from stress and are therefore vulnerable to diseases. Once in your home aquarium, they can develop any disease and then die unexpectedly. That is why it is important to wait for some time before buying your fish. This is indeed, where the actual goldfish care begins!

One thing to remember though. These new goldfish if already contaminated can cause havoc in your aquarium.

Once at home make sure that your fish is acclimated. You could do this by keeping your fish bag on your aquarium for about five minutes and then put some of your aquarium water in the bag and then wait for another five minutes. After that, you just remove the fish and put them in your aquarium taking care to throw away the water.

Most owners also like to feed their fish on the first day. It is advisable to avoid this, as the goldfish will definitely not eat the food. This will only cause your aquarium to become dirty. You can feed them as usual on the next day.

Goldfish is indeed a great fish but many enthusiast just give up when it comes to caring. However, this should not be the case if you only know some tips and some general information on goldfish care.

Written by Elijah Bitson

Did you know that most of the diseases that goldfish developed can be prevented? There are some small tips that can prevent you from losing your money. Find out how by visiting http://goldfish-keeping.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Pets and Rental Properties

Pet lovers might find it difficult to get rental properties because many owners do not want their assets to be damaged or made dirty by pets. But there are some owners who agree to let in tenants with pets only when they fulfill some of the criteria that are set for pet behavior. The onus of preserving the neatness of the asset lies with the tenant who owns a pet. The tenant should be watchful of the behavior of his pet and take responsibility of any damages that the pet does to the asset.

The owners of the assets that allow tenants with pets to occupy the accommodations that they provide on hire usually draft out a written agreement mentioning the rules and regulations that the pet and the owner of the pet have to follow when in occupancy of the asset. The tenants who intend to occupy such rental properties sign the written contract and abide by it before moving into the accommodation. Many times some responsible tenants initiate the process of making a written agreement regarding the behavior of the pet. Owners prefer to let out their hired accommodations to such responsible tenants because they can be assured that their asset is not going to be subjected to any kind of ill treatment by its occupants. Generally many owners hesitate to hire out their assets to tenants who are unwilling to sign any written agreement regarding their pets.

The written agreement for the rental properties that allow tenants with pets consists of prescribed rules regarding the pet behavior and its maintenance. The owners expect the tenants to keep their pets disease free and they make it mandatory for the pet owners to vaccinate their pets. They expect the pets to be trained on toilet habits and make it a rule that the tenant can move into the accommodation only after he is successful in imparting complete toilet etiquette to his pet.

The agreement also necessitates the owners of the pets to take up pet maintenance activities on a regular basis. They are expected to keep their pets free of ticks and flea which can cause diseases in the animal as well as the people in its vicinity. Cutting the nails, bathing the pet once a week or so and trimming its fur are some of the routine activities that owners expect the tenants of the rental properties to promise them. The owners are expected to teach their pets obedience. Owners usually do not like to keep aggressive and hostile animals in their premises because these can be a threat to visitors.

Many owners ask their tenants to get licenses for their pets before letting them into an accommodation on hire because this ensures that the pets that are allowed into their assets are physically and mentally healthy. Mentally unhealthy pets can be very dangerous especially when it comes to keeping them in premises that have children. Some owners of rental properties ask their tenants to impair the reproductive mechanisms of their pets so that they do not mate around and produce offspring that might litter the entire premises. On the whole, an animal lover has to guarantee no damage to the accommodation that he moves into on account of his pet and he has to work very hard towards that end.

Kamyar Shah writes about different topics including self storage, property management, secret shopping and management consulting issues.

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