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Landlording. You're Doing It Right!

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Judy Guth. Photo: Michael Owen Baker/LA Daily News Have you heard about the landlady that only rents to people who DO have pets? Many apartment owners restricting their buildings to "no pets", but Judy Guth has a better policy.  Running a 12-unit apartment house in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, Judy insists on her tenants having a pet, because she believes tehy make great tenants. "My experience has told me you get people with a lot of love in their hearts when you get pet owners," she told the LA Daily News. She also said that she finds that pet owners pay their rent on time and seldom move. She started her pets-only policy shortly after she bought the building 40 years ago. She does have some rules that her tenants need to follow which include: pets must be current on their vaccinations, they need to wear a current ID tag and dogs with bad behavior are prohibited (eg incessant barking). Judy also helps owners who lose a pet. If someone’s pet dies, Judy has been k…

3 Parasites that Could Affect Your Pet

Do you want what is best for your pet? Have you done all you can to keep your pet in tip top health? Remember that your pet dog is susceptible to certain diseases and parasites that can be treated easily with products safe for your pet that are available these days. Before you get your pet treated, keep in mind that you need to follow label directions carefully and to consult your veterinarian before anything else. Owners of pet dogs need to be aware of common illnesses and parasites that may affect pets in general so that you can anticipate the steps to take in case it happens to yours.
Heartworms
A mosquito-transmitted disease, heartworm can cause fatality in dogs. For this reason, it is important to go through measures of prevention. Going to the vet to get a yearly test will help you find out for sure whether or not your dog has heartworms. For negative test results, ask your vet for recommended heartworm-prevention medicine.
Ear Mites
As they dwell on the ear canal’s skin lining …