How To: Trim a rabbits teeth

Sometimes a rabbits teeth are mis-aligned. This can happen by pulling on a cage, a fall or from a congenital condition. They overlap, grow too long and can interfere with eating - to the point of death. These teeth need to be trimmed frequently, here's how to do it.

How To: Perform passive range of motion (PROM) exercises on your dog's hind legs

Stretching isn't just good for humans, it's a great way to keep animals loose and healthy, especially dogs who have suffered bone deformities, muscle aches or arthritis. This video will show you how to give your dog passive range of motion (PROM) exercises on its hind legs. Perform these exercises daily if your dog has recently had orthopedic surgery or suffers from arthritis. Doing so helps maintain flexibility, reduce stiffness and increase blood flow to painful joints. For more information...

How To: Prepare a subcutaneous fluids bag for your pet

In this video you are going to learn how prepare a subcutaneous fluids bag. . There are different types of fluids and different size needles. Your veterinarian will prescribe the proper setup for your pet. Dr. Mike, takes you step by step on everything you'll need to know and do to properly prepare your pets fluid bags. Remember, to always follow your vets advice and instructions.

How To: Care for an Iguana Without a Cage

First of all, I would like you all to meet my good friend Iggy. There he is, in all his scaly reptilian glory. As you can see, he spends a lot more time on top of his cage than inside of it. You see, Iggy here doesn't deal well AT ALL with confinement. I don't know if it's possible for a lizard to be claustrophobic, but if it is possible, then Iggy definitely is. When his previous owner gave him to me, I tried to keep him in the cage, but I quickly realized that it was a bad idea. When confin...

How To: Insert a catheter into a cow for a urine sample

Sometimes it is necessary to insert a catheter into a cow to obtain a urine sample. Catheterization can be a tricky process, but urine samples are a helpful diagnostic tool for many veterinarians to detect illness and other medical problems in cattle, as well as other animals. Learn how to insert a catheter into a cow to collect a urine sample by watching this video veterinary tutorial.

How To: Build a habitat for your Leopard Gecko

Do you know what part of the world the Leopard Gecko comes from? Does it like its home to be dry, wet, or somewhere in between? Do they like to climb trees and plants? Follow Host Hillary Dupont and ReptilesTV's Senior Herpetologist Ron Dupont as they discuss the environmental and habitat needs of your Leopard Gecko.

How To: Keep a horse from head tossing

Head tossing can be dangerous for the horse rider, and is sign of discomfort for the horse. Watch John Lyons' video tutorial to learn his tried and tested method for reforming a head tosser. These simple tips will make training a horse to stop tossing its head around easy and clear. Keep a horse from head tossing.

How To: Detect a urinary tract infection in your dog

In this video, Dr. Mike tells us how to tell if your dog has a urinary tract infection. The signs of this infection include: frequent urination, blood in urine, pain urinating, and drinking more water. To diagnose this, it's always important to get a urine sample to properly diagnose the infection. You can either bring this sample into the vet, or have them take one straight from the bladder. If this isn't taken care of early, the bacteria in the bladder will cause bladder stones, which requi...

How To: Milk a Guernsey cow with a milk machine

There's nothing like milking a dairy cow straight from the teat. Of course, before milking you'll need to sanitize the teat with a sterile solution and paper towel. This video tutorial demonstrates the proper methods of milking cows using a standard milk machine pulsator for professional results.

How To: Properly trim your cat's nails using the regular and "kitty burrito" methods

One of the most painful, but necessary things to be done for cats is trimming their nails. Trimming your cat's nails is beneficial any pet owner, because it helps prevent scratched furniture and helps reduce scrapes and punctures in the skin. But it's also great for cats, because if left unkempt, can grow abnormally, creating tons of pain for your feline friend. Also, if the claws are left too long, they could get caught in carpet or furniture and pull them out while trying to escape. So, cli...

How To: Take care of a bat

Bats are usually associated with negative conotations such as evil, stanic, and just plain ugly. But, these nocturnal creatures are quite fascinating and are unique creatures that are unlike any other on this plane. So if you find one, what do you do? An associate professor of biology explains what to do if you find a bat and how to take care of and rehabilitate it. Enjoy!

How To: Trim your dog's toenails safely

When it comes to trimming your dog’s toenails, there are several instruments you can use. In this video, Patrice introduces you to the toenail clipper and the toenail grinder. To begin trimming your dog’s nails, pull back the hair surrounding the toenails so you can get a better look at the nails. Then separate the toes so you can work with one toe at a time. Using a toenail clipper, cut the nail enough to where you can see the jelly-like substance. You will know when you haven’t cut en...

How To: Groom, style, and trim a long-haired dog

Long-haired dogs require extra attention when grooming. Thick fur can become matted, which not only looks messy, but can actually be painful and even unhealthy for the dog. Watch this video pet grooming tutorial and learn how to style and trim a long-haired dog's coat.

How To: Train your dog for a rally obedience show

In this video series, learn about rally obedience for your dog from expert dog trainer Elise McMahon. Elise will tell you what rally obedience shows are, what your dog needs to know for rally obedience, and how to train your dog for Rally O shows. She will demonstrate how to read the signs, how to follow signs such as the serpentine weave and the about turn, how to finish left and right, how to do a 270 degree turn, and how to practice for a Rally Obedience course.

How To: Brush and clean your cat's teeth

Usually people associate pet tooth-brushing with dogs. Cats eat a lot of gross stuff too and can easily get bad breath. Watch this video to learn how to successfully brush your cat's little teeth without making it plunge them or their claws into you.

How To: Trim the nails on your dog

In this video, a veterinarian and his assistant show you how to trim a dog's nails safely and quickly. To begin, you need to have a nail clipper, which you can buy at any pet store. Also, it is a good idea to have a product called Quick Stop, which you can use to stop the bleeding if you cut the dog's nails too short. Before you begin, try to have another person hold the dog's head away from you so it can't see what you're doing. Begin clipping the dog's nails just above the pink area, also c...

How To: Paper train your dog

Dogs have to learn bowel etiquette much quicker than humans, and these helpful steps will make sure your paper-trained pooch becomes man's best friend, not your carpet's worst nightmare.

How To: Milk cows

There are things that you should keep in mind, if you want to learn to milk cows. Clean the teats, before you begin. To milk the cow manually, squeeze the teats and draw your hand downward, at the same time. Squeeze and pull down, until there is no more milk. Cows have to be milked at least a couple of times a day.

How To: Train a pet dog to heel

The finish command can be taught using the word "heel" to mean that the dog should come sit by the left side of the owner. The "heel" command can thus be used while walking, and also while standing. Learn how to get a dog to heal by watching this video pet training tutorial.

How To: Cure a buddy sour horse with separation anxiety

Horses penned together can easily become dependent, or buddy sour, and suffer from separation anxiety while being ridden individually or involved unaffiliated activities. Instead of letting the horses work themselves up into anxiety which may cause them to hurt themselves, get sick, or generally injure their health, cure the horses of their co-dependency. Learn how to cure a buddy sour horse by watching this video tutorial from expert horse trainer, John Lyons. Cure a buddy sour horse with se...

How To: Learn basic hemostatic technique in veterinary surgery

Some bleeding is to be expected from any procedure when even the most skilled veterinary surgeon performs an operation. Hemostasis is the physiological process of stopping the loss of blood, and a skill required of any veterinarian, from the most fundamental of procedures to advanced. This video animal surgery tutorial shows some basic hemostatic techniques for use in veterinary surgery.

How To: Milk a goat with one hand or two

Why buy a cow, when milking a goat is so easy? This short and sweet video series shows the simple steps of how to milk a goat, covering both the one-handed and two-handed technique. Watch this video tutorial and start milking a goat like a pro in no time.

How To: Are There Bedbugs in Your Library Books? Here's How to Spot and Destroy Those Bloodsuckers!

Of all the places you'd think to check for bed bugs, I doubt that library books would be at the top of your list. As odd as it sounds, though, libraries and library books are some of the most common places for bed bug infestations. Libraries all over the country have reported bed bug problems this summer, and some have even had to temporarily close to take care of the problem. But before you vow to never set foot inside a library again, here's a little primer on how to check your books for be...

How To: Make a homemade cat trap

Needing to trip the feral cat population in your neighborhood. Well, it's time to make a trap, fill it with cats, and shut your trap. This good how to shows a trap you can build yourself, and the necessary tequinique to catch those cats.

How To: Make Dog Bows with Ribbon & Elastic Bands

So, basically I was looking around on the internet trying to find out how to make more intricate bows, and found nothing but a whole lot of very confusing instructional posts with no pictures or videos. Here you'll learn how to make cute little bows for your pets, in 6 simple steps! I'm still learning myself, but I'm hoping this could help others!

How To: Create a desert tortoise habitat

If you need to make a desert tortoise habitat you should be sure to do it properly since they are endangered animals. Desert tortoises like to eat plants because 90% of their diet should come from natural grasses. You should make sure they have dandelion, muellen and a bit of alfalfa. You can also feed them lettuce and make sure they get the right vitamins. You also need to make sure the soil is right for the desert tortoise. To build a habitat properly you need PVC pipes and slice these in h...

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