About Tim

Tim Winter has dedicated his writing and research efforts to animals and wildlife. He explores the globe and sees firsthand the negative impact humans have on the environment. Tim is dedicated to promoting responsible environmental stewardship. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communications.

Pet Care Experience

Since 2010, Tim Winter has dedicated his writing career to pet care and animals, publishing hundreds of articles to date. With a deep love for animals and years of experience caring for a wide range of pets, including dogs, cats, fish, hamsters, gerbils, lizards, rats, ferrets, rabbits, and more, Tim strives to educate others on best practices in pet care by sharing his personal successes and failures. If Tim doesn’t have an immediate answer to a question, he is diligent in conducting extensive research to obtain expert opinions.

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Diseases Transmitted by Ticks and Fleas: Symptoms and Prevention for Dogs

Ticks and fleas are small, ectoparasitic insects that can pose a serious threat to the health of dogs. These parasites are known to transmit a variety of diseases, including: Protect Your Dog from Ticks and Fleas For more information on how to protect your dog from ticks and fleas, visit the Dogs Ticks and Fleas ... Read more

How to Leash Train a Cat

One advantage of having a dog is that you can leash them up and take them pretty much everywhere with you. But what if you are a cat person? This article will discuss The Anti-Cruelty Society’s tips on how to train a cat to walk on a leash. Gather Your Materials Many people who attempt ... Read more

How to Keep Cats Off and Out Of Things?

When you have a cat as a pet, it can offer you great company when alone. However, if you have many cats or one stubborn cat, it’s stressful when the cat climbs and jumps on things. Other times, you might not be a cat person, but your neighbor’s cat keeps jumping to your garden or ... Read more

Why Do Cats Purr, Hiss, Chirp, or Meow

We all know the basics of cat communication; purrs are generally welcoming while hisses mean back off. But cat communication has different layers. Often, cat communication is non-verbal. However, when they become vocal, we should pay attention to what they are trying to communicate. Many studies have been conducted on how cats attempt to communicate ... Read more

Can a Snapping Turtle Bite Your Toe or Finger Off?

Can they bite a finger or toe off?There are no recorded cases of it but do you really want to find out the hard way? They are called ‘snapping’ turtles for a reason. It’s not the force of the bite that you need to worry about, it’s also the sharp beak like mouth that’s meant ... Read more

Is Tail Docking & Ear Cropping Cruel?

Ear cropping and tail docking for dogs is usually considered to be cosmetic surgery for dogs. In other words, neither procedure is necessary for a dog’s health; it is simply done for appearance. These procedures used to be standard for certain breeds. However, many owners are reconsidering having them done because they are unnecessary and ... Read more

Controlling Feral Cat Populations Using Trap-Neuter-Return Programs

Trap-neuter-return, or TNR consists of the capture, sterilization, and release of feral cats in order to control the population of feral cat colonies. Either local animal control or a caregiver who has been feeding the cat will use a live cat trap with food inside to procure the animal. Some of the best food to lure ... Read more

What is the Largest Rabbit Breed?

What Is the Largest Type of Rabbit? Flemish Giants are the largest breed of rabbits, often referred to as the ‘king of rabbits’ due to their enormous size. Flemish Giants routinely reach an adult weight of 14 pounds, but Giants have been recorded hitting weights of as much as 22 pounds. In the wild, the ... Read more

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