Archive for Pets
For many people, a vacation is more fun and enjoyable with their pets in tow, since they can be great companions. Often times, they will make you feel secure along the way and will bring some smiles, even during unexpected moments. In this light, it is also necessary for you to keep them safe during the journey and your stay-wherever it may be. Since you will be visiting new places- some far from your home- you need to take special care of your pets. You should consider what they will need and the things that will make them more comfortable. This is important since pets will often be scared in new surroundings and may feel insecure. A new place means a new experience, so you have to keep your pets in mind.
If you are going to stay in a hotel ask them about their rules or policies regarding pets in the building. There are some hotels that only allow pets up to the weight of 25 kg, so it’s good to check on this. You may have to pay extra if your pet weighs more, but this rarely happens since most of hotels just let your pets be, as long that they are well behaved and don’t cause any damage. There are also hotels which only let those pets in that are ‘registered,’ so you want to have this taken care of from the beginning of your trip. It will be a really disappointing and stressful experience if you get to your destination and hotel, but cannot find accommodation because they won’t take your pet. Some hotels may have extra services for your pets; some even have spas especially for dogs. Never try to hide your pets while checking in, they need to know, this way the hotel will be able to give you enough room for your pets and maybe supply you with grooming kits or any other extras that they have for pets if available.
Keep in mind that it is a not a good idea to leave your pets in the hotel room alone. They will often feel abandoned, can experience anxiety & panic, and feel insecure when owners leave them behind in unknown surroundings. It’s possible they may try to break free, which could lead to accidents. Sometimes people leave their cats or dogs in the hotel room alone with the windows open; you can probably guess what may happen then. To avoid any tragic events, you should either take your pet with you or make other arrangements for your precious pets. You may find a nearby pet care service, this way your pet will feel comfortable and safe. Read More→
They lose their ability to do many of the things they used to do so easily. And often times they cannot digest the kinds of food they have always had; they also need more rest as they age. There are a number of other things you should be concerned about as your pets get older. Depending on what your pet is, there are varieties of things that can help make their lives a bit easier.
When you think about it your pets have spent their whole life trying to please you, giving you unconditional love. There have probably been times when your pet was there for you when nobody else was. around, times when you really needed the company? Now it’s your turn to give them the added attention they may require. It’s your job to keep your pets healthy and happy into old age for as long as possible.
Expected Life span
Different pets have different expected life spans so what is considered- old. A dog would be considered pretty old if it reached around seventeen as the average age of a dog is around twelve and a half years. So much depends on the type of breed and even where you are in the world. The same applies to all animals, while some cats are old at ten years they can often get a lot older. My daughter’s cat was around 18 years old when she passed away. My daughter had found her when she was around 3 weeks old. Way too young to have left her mother but she had been abandoned.
Ask your vet
If you don’t know for sure it’s a good idea to try to find out how old your pet is. If you had your pet as an adult pet then you may not know its age until you start seeing changes in their behaviour. Your vet should be able to give you a good idea of age. There are certain signs of aging or maybe illness, such as becoming weaker and slower in movement. As these pets grow old, they will need fewer calories as they become less active.
Your pets mental health
The psychological effects on your pets as they age are also a concern. Their ability to see and hear things can be reduced. The place they have lived in for maybe most of their life may seem unfamiliar to them. This could make them feel more insecure and anxious as well. Some pets, especially dogs, may react a bit more aggressively to the new situation. You should avoid doing anything that will frustrate your pet. When they are confused and upset it can cause them to react out of character and unexpected situations can arise. Your pet needs to be reassured that you still need them. Read More→
Here are simple tips and tricks to puppy training and avoiding some pet mess in your home. The most important thing you need to know about behaviour training for your pet is that you should be patient and make an extra effort in every step you take. It is so easy to forget the work that is required to house train a puppy. When you first set eyes on a puppy the first thing on your
mind is how adorable and we tend to see things through rose coloured glasses. The extra work in the beginning, especially with housebreaking puppy will have huge pay offs in the long run. When training your dog consistency is Key! As with anything to create a habit takes time and practice.
1. The first thing you should do is to create a teacher-learner relationship in the early puppy stage. Let your pets know that you are the teacher and they are the follower, and you should respond to your pet’s response by way of petting as a reward. Usually, puppy training starts with the sit and stand command. You can put your hand above their nose while giving the command (your dog’s name), sit. Then move your hand to the back of their ears as you command. So that they will look up, lower their back end and sit. Repeat saying “good sit” until he/she follows.
2. Don’t forget to praise your pup. Pet them after they accomplish the command by rubbing their throat and chest while saying “OK” this will let them know that they’ve done a good job. If you don’t succeed right away, repeat it until they obey. Repeating this procedure over and over in the beginning will soon become a natural reaction to your command. Always make sure that everyone that will spend time with your pet will carry out the same procedure. Petting your dog is the best praise you can give. Always observe your pet and praise after every successful command.
3. Schedule meal times for your puppy. They will get used to this very quickly and it will help you and them to develop their bathroom habits so that you will know when they need to go outside. This will also prevent overloading their body systems; you should feed them 3 times a day a day up to the age of 6 months then reduce it to twice daily. This will let their systems adjust and at the same time let them follow their usual bathroom rituals which will usually follow not long after they eat. Read More→
Pampering our pooch with a special pet gift at Christmas and other occasions is something that has become more and more popular over the years. At one time a dog gift was a
stocking filled with dog treats and a rubber bone to chew on. How times have changed.
Your four legged friend is someone that’s always there for you no matter what. Whatever mood you are in they never judge you or expect anything from you, but are over the moon when you make a fuss of them. So why wouldn’t you want to spoil them?
In recent years many more singles and couples have opted to have a pet as many are choosing not to have or are physically unable to have children. By having a pet they still have someone to care for, love and come home to.
Like people dogs are living longer and need extra special care at times. Like us they have their health problems. Many dogs suffer with arthritis, ear infections from wax build up, and they can have annoying itching and a number of other problems that make them uncomfortable.
As much as we love our dogs there are times when they are smelly. They can have smelly breath, and sometimes a strong dog odour that can permeate into our homes and cars. Read More→
Your four-legged doggy friend is an important part of your household, so you want the best for both your dog and your home. Potty Park is a revolutionary new product made especially for
dogs, and their unique bathroom needs.””
The Potty Park is essentially a litter box for dogs. It has a synthetic grass mat which covers a reservoir. It comes in two sizes, which are ideal for training your new puppy, smaller dogs and toy breeds as well as medium-sized dogs (or dogs that need more space). People that live in apartments or condos find a Potty Park especially useful, as it is not always easy nor practical to take their dogs outside for a potty break. The Potty Park allows the dog to go to the bathroom either inside the house, or out on the deck, wherever you wish to place it.Party Park is also an excellent option for travel purposes. Anyone who has driven an RV down a busy highway, with an anxious dog who needs to go to the bathroom will understand the amazing benefits the Potty Park can provide. It is also helpful for dogs that are traveling in unfamiliar settings and sleeping in unfamiliar surroundings. You can even bring a Potty Park along when you are out on a boat. The common element they will recognize is the Potty Park. This greatly reduces the chance of accidents, makes for more relaxed dogs, and happier stress-free dog owners.
This product it is also very helpful for dogs who are either sick or injured, or who are older. You can place the Potty Park nearby, so they don’t have to worry about making it all the way outside when nature calls. Veterinary offices and kennels can also find a great use for Potty Park. These items can be placed in the back of the kennel for dogs, who are making overnight stays. In addition, if your dog is going to stay with a friend or family member while you are away, the Potty Park makes it easier on the dog and the people looking after your dog. Read More→
Certainly, any pet you may have won’t replace your children. Yet, they can do wonders when it comes to filling some of the void that’s left once your children have struck out on their own.
From the moment we heard our baby’s first cry we have dedicated our lives to working for, and tending to the needs of our children. We’ve given them more of ourselves than we’ve kept. When they cried we comforted them. When they were afraid, we reassured them, and when they were disappointed we encouraged them. We have been their cook, chauffeur, mentor, teacher, counselor, coach, and most of all, their loving parent.
Therefore, it shouldn’t be a surprise that when they grow and leave, we are left with a huge hole. We are suddenly at a loss as to what to do with our time, our energy, and our thoughts. We are faced with the fact that we aren’t needed in the same ways we have been for so many years, and it hurts.It’s at this time in our lives that we can face some of our greatest challenges. It’s also a time when we can enjoy the wonderful company of sharing our lives with a beloved pet. The first choice for most is to purchase a dog. Read More→