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How To: Remove hair from a dog's ear

Fur can build up and mat on the inside of a dog's ear. Cutting it doesn't completely remove the problem, and pulling it out can hurt a dog's ear. A veteran pet groomer demonstrates one way of pulling ear hair from inside the ear of a toy poodle. Watch this video pet grooming tutorial and learn how to remove hair from a dog's ear.

How To: Make a DIY aquarium background

This is how to make a DIY aquarium or fish tank background. Some people's methods may differ from these, but this is the easiest, most inexpensive way. You may want to listen to the Incubus song "The Warmth" while you are doing it. (Wait--is that Brandon Boyd?)

How To: Put a cone or medical collar on your pet safely

If your pet has recently had surgery or been ill, they may need to wear a medical collar. A medical e-collar or a cone will prevent your pet from chewing or licking an area of their body that they shouldn't be touching. In this video from Dr. Lauren, you will learn where to get an e-collar and how to secure it to their head so that they stay safe and happy.

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...

How To: Kill a cockroach humanely

Dealing with a cockroach problem? Maybe you want to get rid them but you don't want to feel guilty about killing them. Kill them the humane way and sleep easy knowing you caused them no harm on your path to a cleaner apartment. This video offers some helpful tips to taking of your cockroach problem the humane way.

How To: Train a horse not to kick you

Horses don't kick their owners and handlers unless they think it is okay, or unless they think there won't be any repercussions for their actions. The gentleman in this video shows you that being gentle with your horse can go a long way!

How To: Register a dog with the AKC

You have a purebred, make it official. With a few simple forms your purebred dog can be a member of the American Kennel Club and carry on the traditions of and gain access to this exclusive organization. Your dog can have an official pedigree.

How To: Handle a king cobra

Have an urge to handle a highly toxic snake? In this clip from the Discovery Channel series, "Hazard Pay," host Curt Doussett tries to handle a thirteen foot King Cobra snake named Elvis, and what happens next? He drops him. Maybe we should leave the snake handling to the professionals? Handle a king cobra.

How To: Make a fleece hammock for a ferret or rat

This is a short video on how to make a simple fleece hammock for your pet rat, or ferret. All you need is a square, or rectangle piece of fleece, some scissors, and clips. Give your pet rat or ferret a bed by watching this video animal care tutorial and following along with the steps to make a hammock.

How To: Make an aquarium with a USB powered LED light

This is a video tutorial on how to make a USB aquarium powered by a under-gravel LED bulb that is powered by a USB port. With a bit of simple engineering, build a circuit to provide elegant lighting to your aquarium. Connect the wiring to the air pump for a cool lighted bubble effect. Plus, it's powered by your computer! Don't use expensive fish, or those which are sensitive to DC Currents. Don't do this project in a saline water tank, because salt conducts more electricity.

How To: Clip a dog's nails properly

A lot of people are afraid to trim their dog's nails - fearful that they will cut them too short and they will bleed. This informative video will guide you through the process and help you become more confident when grooming your pet.

How To: Scissor the top knot of a poodle

This video slide show tutorial gives a step-by-step guide to scissoring a poodle topknot. 1. After clipping the face against the grain with a close blade, the line is first scissored from the outside corner of the eye to the top of the base of the ear.

How To: Clip a bird's nails

There’s no getting around it: clipping your bird’s nails can be nerve-racking for both you and your feathered friend. But it’s got to be done. Sandpaper perches can damage a bird's feet, but regular trimmings are necessary in order to keep a bird from hurting itself on it's own claws. Watch this video pet care tutorial and learn how to clip a pet bird's nails safely and easily.

How To: DIY Cat Toys You Can Find at Home

Cat toys can be unnecessarily expensive. Using items you already own, you can provide your cat with new and fun ways to play. Look around, you may have dozens of potential cat toys that will occupy your cat for days to come!

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: Teach your dog to walk next to you on a loose leash

In this tutorial, we learn how to teach your dog to walk next to you on a loose leash. If you train you dog to back up while on the leash, he will avoid touching the end of the leash after this. First, take a treat and put it under your dogs chin, then push them backwards. Use a wall to practice this at first. You can also practice with the dog in front of you. Do this over and over until the dog understands, then try it without a treat. Next, try doing this while standing next to the dog. No...

How To: Make an Easy Dog Pull Toy

Pull ToyI love dogs, but the toys can get really expensive. This is an easy to make, inexpensive way to make a toy that really works. My dog loves it! The materials you will need is an old dish towel and a pair of scissors.

How To: Teach your dog to stand on your back

This video tutorial belongs to the Pets & Animals category which is going to show you how to teach your dog to stand on your back. The video starts off with showing the dog jumping over the owner's back while he is bent over and staying on top while he is turning around. This may look difficult, but it is easy to teach the dog. This trick is called the canine backstall. And there are two rules to follow. Rule number 1: don't hurt your dog. Rule number 2: don't hurt yourself. You can start off...

How To: Use home remedies on your pet dog

In this tutorial, we learn how to use home remedies on dogs with Zephyr Carke-Dolberg. One natural remedy that can help dogs, is rice, which helps with diarrhea. You can also use Pepto Bismol for dogs if they are having stomach problems. Benadryl is also safe for dogs to eat if they are having an allergic reaction to something, or if they have a bug bite they are itching. You can also use Benadryl for a dog that is really hyper, and it will help them relax. For tick removal, you can use liqui...

How To: Potty train your dog

In this tutorial, Marc Morrone will show you how to house train your new pup so that they don't go to the bathroom indoors. Ther eis nothing worse than the smell of pet waste around the house, so follow Marc's advice and get that dog potty trained so you never have to worry about it.

How To: Clean your cat's ears

In this video from PetSide.com, Dr. Lauren shows you how to keep your cats ears clean, the easy way! This method will help you avoid getting scratched and help keep your cat free from ear infections. Learn what to use and what not to use when cleaning cat ears, and exactly how to go about it.

How To: Remove a tick from your pet and prevent lyme disease

In this tutorial, learn how to prevent ticks from getting on your dog or cat. If prevention doesn't work, Dr. Lauren will also teach you how to check your pet for ticks and remove them. Ticks carry a lot of diseases for both people and animals, so it is important to get rid of them right away. Once you remove the tick, make sure you flush it down the toilet so it can't come back again.

How To: Make a terrarium waterfall at home

If you own any bored reptiles and want to zest up their terrarium environment on a budget, this video will teach you how to make a cool waterfall for their terrarium using basic materials. It should take a couple of hours, and the results are very pretty (depending on your painting skills) and sure to entertain any small-to-medium-sized lizard. Not recommended for dinosaurs.

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!