You possess a new small dog or puppy and you’re simply
needing to take him out together with you. Perhaps you have errands to own, nor
wish to leave him home alone. After all, one good reason you probably decided
on a small breed is that is portable. Well, not too fast… If you want your
pet to love vacationing with you, you need to take the time to create a
positive experience from your beginning.
The worst reaction you can have placed him in a very
pet travel carrier of any kind, rush on your way towards the vet’s office and
after that plop him on a cold examining table. Do not let your dog’s first or
only experience in a pet carrier be described as a trip to the vet’s office for
shots or even an examination.
Let your canine friend become utilized to his dog tote
or carrier before you take him out in it. Put a harness on the dog and place
the carrier on to the floor with his favorite toy as well as a treat or chew
within the tote. Let him go in and out from the carrier to get a couple of
days. Dogs love small spaces where they are better. Praise him when he or she
is inside the carrier.
After several days, put a harness on your pet, place
him within the carrier along together with his favorite toy and chew (bully
sticks are very effective as they are long-lasting). Attach the restraining
strap towards the harness and take him outside to play or run. Never attach a
restraining strap to some receiver collar; it is just a choking hazard.
Remember to praise him while he sits in his carrier. Do this once or twice.
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These days, a lot of people are
buying dog harnesses instead of collars. People love their dogs, and by buying
a harness they’re less likely to choke while being how do you decide which one to buy? After
all, you aren’t a dog so you don’t know what they might like.
There’s a few things to consider here:
1) What kind would work best for
your pooch? 2) How much money can you spend on a soft pooch harness?
Let’s jump right in to the first
What Kind do I Need?
Here’s a few questions to ask yourself to figure that out:
- Is your dog male or female? You don’t want a
pink harness on a male dog, right?
- Does your dog love to swim? If so, leather may
not be a good choice- go with nylon instead.
- Will the harness be used on long walks? Does
your dog pull hard, or is it pretty calm and gentle while being walked?
- Is their skin sensitive? What is their fur
- Is this small dog harness to help strap your dog
into the car? If so, how long are the trips you’ll be making with it? You
definitely want your dog to be comfortable, right?
- Will your dog get the harness dirty, so it has
to be machine washable?
The last thing to do is determine
if a harness will be big enough. Because most harnesses are measured by girth,
that is how you should measure your pooch. All you need to do this is a
flexible measuring tape.
If you don’t have one, just measure
it with a piece of string. Then measure the length of the string to a ruler or
meter stick. Start by measuring around the base of your dog’s neck. A lot of
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Being an avid Pet Lover, the one thing hard to do is find a
great store that carries everything you need to give your pet a great enjoying
life. I was so tired of going store to store trying to find what I needed.
Making appointments at one place and then having to travel across town to
another. I currently have 3 cats and a dog and grocery stores just don’t cut it
anymore. The food they offer is cheap and lacks what our pets really need to
have healthy long lives. I was so tired of poor customer service and employees
not knowing anything about pet care.
I’ve even tried grooming my animals myself because of all
the bad experiences I’ve had. Which I
would highly recommend not! Especially when your cats have nice long claws.
Ouch!!! It’s a complete science to
understanding animals and I would highly recommend leaving it up to the
professionals. There is some good
companies out there you just have to really spend the time looking for them.
Don’t just settle on any vet or groomer because it’s the one
closest or convenient. Pets are an
investment of time and money. You
wouldn’t take your kids to a restaurant you know is bad just because its next
door. I’m sure you know what I mean.
Some good companies out there are like PetCo, PetSmart and even some of
your local vet offices. So take your
time and you will find what your looking for.
If you would like to share your experiences or suggestions please feel
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Cat flaps are convenient, provided you do actually have a
cat of course. They serve as an entry and exit point that your cats can use
independently, eliminating the need to be constantly worried about if and when
the cat needs to be let out or indeed back in.
Since the inception of the cat flap, this “cat
door” has moved along with technology and now there are different kinds of
pet flap on the market. Although the principal is the same, no longer are some
of the cat flaps, simply a hole in wall or door!
These evolutions in technology have certainly helped to
prevent some of the less pleasant side effects of effectively having a small
entrance point in the side of one of your walls or doors. With some of the more
advanced flaps, you can now prevent other; let’s say less desirable cats from
around the neighbourhood from simply using your home as a play palace!
It may sound a little daunting for some pet owners, but most
of the functions on these cat flaps are very easy to operate and ultimately
help you make your house that little bit more secure.
Of course, the basic flaps are still widely available to
those that prefer to use them and prices vary accordingly, usually with the
more hi-tech examples proving to be the most expensive.
So, what do some of these fancy feline flaps actually do
differently from their most basic counterparts?
A selective cat flap is able discern which cat or cats
should be allowed in or allowed out, ensuring that your neighbours cats or any
strays will not be able to just wander into your home if you do not wish them
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Prior to about the
middle of last century, many families were involved in raising chickens at
home. Mostly this was done for economic reasons, to provide food for the
family. But these days-while many people still do it for that reason-raising
chickens at home is becoming more popular as a hobby. Some people even consider
their chickens to be their pets!
The first thing that
anyone who is interested in raising chickens at home should do is to check the
law in their subdivision, town, county, or state. Raising chickens at home
might not be legally allowed.
If there is no law
against raising chickens at home, a new chicken enthusiast should start
researching all the details about this interesting hobby. It’s important to
know what to feed chickens to keep them healthy.
Actually, it is fairly
easy to feed chickens. They enjoy leftover foods, weeds, and garden pests. They
occasionally eat mice, too. All of this makes pet chickens wonderful lawn and
garden assistants. But they should be provided with nourishing corn and water
on a daily basis.
It’s also important to
know how to safely house chickens. There are many predators for chickens, even
in city environments. Cats, hawks or other large people may be tempted to steal pet chickens
from someone’s yard. The weather can also impact the health of these birds. A
covered chicken coop is a must, preferably one that is dark inside to give the
chickens a chance to rest or lay eggs. Outside the coop, chickens need room to
wander around. They don’t need a lot of space, but the more the better. And a dirt
environment is best as chickens love to scratch in it.
Once the food and
housing situation is resolved, it’s time to bring home several chicks. When
raising … Read more