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Feeding and Training a Cat

  • Posted May 14, 2006
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Semi-moist foods are usually less expensive because they contain some vegetable protein and are usually supplemented with nutrients to make them nutritionally complete, especially for growing kittens. Dry foods contain about 10 percent water and less fat and protein then semi-moist foods. Cats on dry diets should have plenty of water available. Some cats on dry diets may develop bladder problems. Milk, water, or gravy can be mixed with the food to improve palatability and to ensure that the c ...more

Preparing your Puppy for Nail Trims

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Preparing your Puppy for Nail Trims Nail trimming will serve an important role in the health and well being of your dog, and preparing for this experience will help you, the groomer and the puppy.Here are a few tips I hope will help: Choose a quite time to begin. For some this may be just after meals. Sit with the puppy and gently massage the paws, including the paw pads and between the toes. Work your way up to the pasterns (ankles). Avoid "baby talk" and fast hand movement. Calm and soothin ...more

Three Thinghs to Keep in Mind when You Buy Parrot Toys

  • Posted May 14, 2006
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One day you finally decide to take a parrot in to your home as your beloved pet. Belive me that parrots are great pets. You will not regret choosing this little winged fellow top be your pet companion. So after you take the parrot you buy him a parrot cage and find out all the parrot care information that he needs to have a healthy life you should start thinking if he is happy. And the best way to keep a parrot happy in his cage are parrot toys. Just like humans parrots need top have fun and pa ...more

Natural Flea Remedies for Dogs

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While companies boast the effectiveness of traditional flea control methods for dogs, some reports indicate that they can be toxic, and in some cases cause hot spots, allergies, and compromised immune function. In rarer cases, these methods have been fatal. As a result, more and more owners are looking to find safe and effective alternatives to flea shampoos, powders, collars, and the like. The following may help reduce the incidence of fleas for your dog. 1. General Diet. There's a nutritiona ...more

Cat Door Training

  • Posted May 14, 2006
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Are you tired of listening to the cat is meowing up a storm or scratching up the door to get in. Let us look at some simple solutions to this problem. Let us take a look at some of the training aids to help train your cat to alert you to come in. Put a small bell on a string that hangs down from the door. This will allow the cat to play with the string and ring the bell. This is a good learning tool to help both you and the cat. Bells come in a variety of different sizes. A small one would b ...more

Cat Toilet Training

  • Posted May 14, 2006
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One of the first things as an owner that wants to toilet train your cat is to know about your cat. The behavior of a cat; the does, and don'ts of training a cat. Since we are going to talk about potty training a cat, we need to set some basic rules down. Most important one is that if you do not catch the cat going potty on the floor at the very moment; it will not make any sense to the cat what you do to them about it. Cats remember things like that only shortly. No rubbing the nose of the ...more

Cat Training Collar

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Cat like dogs, you will need to get a collar for your cat. There will be times when you will want to walk the cat or let your cat out on a leash. With having a collar it will be easy to do both of these. Collar training does take time, patience on both cat and your part. If your cat has never worn a collar, you will need to take the training step by step. Let us look at getting a collar for your cat. The market is flooded with collars all shape and sizes, to every color and design that you c ...more

Cat Training Supplies

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Kitty litter, litter pan, catnip, catnip toys, cat mats, plays mice, scratching tree or post collars, leashes, Supplements, door entrances, treats, and food are all cat-training supplies. All these items plus more can be found in pet stores on the Internet, in the local vets office, and local store that carry a line of pet supplies. In addition, just about any thing that you may need to help you train your cat can be found. Another way to get very inexpensive and maybe free supplies is check ...more

Cat training with a clicker

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Clicker training is a reinforcement or reward for a cat when training them. Clickers are use most often for support when training a cat for a reward. Cats associate the clicker with a good behavior they will use for a long time. Clicker training is associated with classical condition (they associate the sound with food.) and operant conditioning (cat performs movement to receive food). Why use a clicker and not tell a cat or make a sound to get your cat to do a trick? A clicker has a sound a c ...more

It’s The Worst Possible Time for a Puppy

  • Posted May 14, 2006
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Your child's nagging and the incredibly precious holiday commercials have finally broken through your defenses - you've decided to relent and get Junior a puppy for Christmas. Don't do it. Not for Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa or any other occasion. Acquiring a puppy is an event on its own. Don't even try to cram it in with other celebrations. A wonderful holiday gift for your child is the promise of a puppy. Set a date; spring vacation, when school is out, when you get back from camp; a dat ...more

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