There comes a time for most families to add a four-legged friend
to the household. This decision is not one to be taken lightly.
Choosing the right breed of dog can be the difference between
complete happiness and absolute terror in your home. I have
outlined the steps I walk through prior to bringing a dog into
my home and I recommend these steps to my friends and family.
A good topic to discuss first is how much hair you are willing
to put up with. You are going to have to deal with your dog
A pet relies on its owner to look after it. Sometimes a
veterinarian is too far away when your puppy needs immediate
attention. Would you be able to administer basic first aid if
you needed to?
It is up to you to be able to administer the first aid that your
pet needs when he needs it. Something can happen at virtually
any time at home or away from home. You should have with you a
first aid kit that is designed for your pet in mind. If you take
your pet away from home frequently, make sure to
Cats stop using the cat litter box for a number of reasons. Once
you discover the reason why and correct it, you may need to
re-train your cat to use her box again. Despite what you think,
you can train a cat! For most cats, it's not hard. They
instinctively want to use a place with sand-like material to do
To re-train your cat back to her good litter box habits, confine
her to one room. It's hard to say exactly for how long, but most
cats are back in the habit within a week.
A dog will require care, attention and a commitment to look
after it during its life which could be 10-15 years or longer.
The commitment required includes not only routine feeding, care
and time spent with the dog but also the provision of veterinary
treatment if the dog becomes ill. Written below is some thing
about dog caring:
Brushing your Dogs Teeth
How to brush your dog's teeth?
Step one is to pick an appropriate pet toothbrush. Save yourself
time by not buying a chil
The cooler seasons present some challenges for Pets and their
owners. Consider this:
Coats, Boots and Sweaters are great items for short haired dogs,
but what about the dogs that have more than a little yet not
enough hair to keep warm?
BEWARE of the DOG! (Hair knots and matting that is.)
If you choose some sort of winter wear for your four legged
friend, please note that there are a few cautions you need to
heed. Wearing clothes will make a dogs hair mat, knot up, dry
out the skin and can g
Protein is crucial for your cat's health, and generally comes
from fish, meat or poultry. Advertisers will often say their
brand is beef, turkey or mackerel flavoured, but it may not
actually contain those products, meaning it may not be rich in
protein. Always ensure the food you buy but your cat has a
sufficient amount of protein in it, irrespective of the flavour.
Cat Food Fact #2 Cat Food with Taurine Taurine is an important
amino acid for your cat, and you should also check that the food
Dogs were traditionally working animals. They would have
expected to be active all day, every day. However, in these
modern days a dog's life can often be confined to indoors and
with very few physical activities.
Dogs are animals that need exercise on a regular basis; in fact
it should be daily. There are many reasons for this. For
example, it can help to control the dog's weight its appetite.
It can also help to insure good quality mental health as well.
If you do not provide for the dog's d
Generally, dogs are very clean animals - they won't soil close
to where they eat, or where they sleep. But living in a house is
unnatural for an animal whose instincts would be to roam
wherever she wants to go, so you will have to help her learn
where and when she can relieve herself.
It is essential that you form good toilet habits for your dog as
early on as possible. Trying to break the habit of a dog is
quite difficult and it can be very frustrating. You need to use
guidance and encouragem
Introducing a puppy to your home can cause a lot of upheaval.
You might need to move furniture and make your home dog
friendly, or just change your lifestyle to make sure you are
available to exercise or feed your new pet, when she needs it.
A puppy is very much like a baby.
They are cute and cuddly. They tug at your heart and you just
have to give in to them. But, doing so will likely spoil that
puppy into an annoying pet rather than a trusted friend. While
the world of puppy can be a rewar
Dogs by nature are predatory animals, and all predatory animals
share the motivation to chase fleeing objects. While this may be
a natural instinct, it is not appropriate when those fleeing
objects are joggers, bicyclists or the mailman.
Training the dog not to chase people and bicycles is an
important thing to do, and it is best to start that training as
early as possible. Starting when the dog is still small and
non-threatening is important, particularly with breeds that grow