Cat Health and Cat Care

As a cat lover, you would naturally want to know as much as you can about your kitty’s health! Your little bundle of fur can be practically considered as part of the family, so why wouldn’t you make sure that he is happy and healthy? In this article we will look at a few starting points for your cats health. Cat health is strongly affected by what kitty eats. Obesity is a major factor in heart disease particularly as your cat gets older. Choose a pet food for your cat that is right for it’s age but feed it regularly. If in doubt get your veternarians advice as your cat can have completely different nurtient needs to what you would …

Cat Claw Survival Solutions To The Rescue!

Cats can be ill tempered and mean on their worst days, but even the most annoying problems have a remedy somewhere. If your cat is clawing your furniture, your carpet, and your legs with the same ferocity, understanding the how and why behind the behavior can help you redirect your feline friend’s clawing instinct to be expressed in less destructive ways. So why IS your cat clawing everything in sight? Here’s the jawdropper: a cat’s claws never stop growing. Let me repeat that: They NEVER stop growing. When I found that out, a big light went off in my head. Just like a pet hamster that constantly needs to knaw on wood to keep their teeth from growing too long, …

How To Take Care Of Your Pet Parrot

Parrots make wonderful family pets because they are great companions, they are beautiful birds with colorful feathers and you can teach them to talk. But you must have a strong level of commitment to your parrot because he will need daily and weekly maintenance, as well as plenty of attention. What a Parrot Needs When you consider how to take care of you parrot, you will have to consider what you will need to get started. The first thing you will need is a large cage for your parrot to live in. Make sure it is big enough for him to move around a bit and be comfortable. To occupy his time and make him feel comfortable you should place …

How To Stop Your Dog From Digging Holes In Your Garden

Guess what? My new dog Forbes started digging holes in my rose garden! As the owner of the web site Dogproblems.com (as well as the Southern California dog training company South Bay K-9 Academy for six years) I’m going to let you peek into my world and learn how a professional dog trainer solves this type of behavior problem. First, I need to figure out when he is digging. Since I know the dog and his lifestyle, I can rule out several factors such as boredom or puppyhood or gophers, etc… I noticed that every time he would start digging holes he was in the yard playing with a friend’s dog, unsupervised. So, I first need to MAKE SURE that …

How to Stop Puppy Chewing

Current info about puppy chewing is not always the easiest thing to locate. Fortunately, this report includes the latest puppy info available. An owner must realize that all dogs and certainly all puppies chew. They will chew almost anything that they can get into their mouth. Therefore, the owner must puppy proof the place were the puppy will spend its time. Most puppies do not know what is safe and what is not safe. The puppy must be gently taught what the rules are for interacting with humans. To do this the owner must provide correct objects for the puppy to chew. Correct objects include anything that is not made of material that you do not want your puppy to …

How To Set Up A Quarantine Tank For Tropical Fish

Do I Need A Quarantine Tank? Ah, yes, the often dismissed but very necessary part of the tropical fish hobby, the infamous quarantine tank. Do you really need one to be successful in this hobby? For freshwater fish you may be able to get by without having one. Freshwater fish are generally more suited to captivity because they are usually tank raised and don’t seem to break out in disease as readily as their saltwater counterparts. However, if newly acquired fish do come down with something, you will surely wish that you had one ready to go. One newly bought fish that is introduced to your main tank can easily wipe out the entire tank population. Better safe than sorry, …

How To Select Cat Toys

In the next few paragraphs, we will explore new ideas and thoughts that may help you achieve your goal and decide what is best for you when choosing toys for your cats. Toys for girl cats and boys: When the mouse is away, cats play. And cats have the tendency to both play hard and play soft. Toys are to cats the same as toys are to dogs. It helps fight the boredom experienced by these pets as well as gives our feline friends the opportunity to practice and use their natural inclination to chase and hunt for prey. It also gives the cat owner that great chance to play with their pets, an experience that will aid in bonding …

How To Properly Introduce New Fish Into Your Aquarium

There are two areas of introducing new fish into an aquarium that you must be aware of: 1. Fish Quarantine Fish quarantine is one big, singular factor that must be observed strictly before you can be sure that your new fish is of good health and not an apostle of doom for the other inmates. Most new fishkeepers don’t take consider this very important factor. For the benefit of intending aquarists, quarantine in the fish world refers to the physical and chemical treatment of new fishes (either imported or caught from the wild) to rid them of disease and restlessness before introduction into a new environment, A small quarantine tank (30x20x25cm) is advisable for any serious aquarist. The alternative is …

How To Pick The Right Pet Bunny Rabbit For YOU!

Aside from appearance, there are a number of considerations that you will have to make when it comes time to pick out your fuzzy friend at a pet store or other venue. This is important both to ensure that you select a healthy pet, and to make sure that you and he are compatible! Now I’ll explain what you’ll need to think about prior to heading out to buy your pet rabbit, and what to look for when you’re actually selecting an animal from a breeder, adoption center or pet store. Remember, while size, breed, fur type and color are mostly a matter of personal preference (as I’ve explained in the previous chapter), the considerations here are essential to bringing …

How to Navigate On-line Pet Classifieds and Protect Yourself

Whether you’re looking to purchase a new pet or advertise pets for sale, the Internet is perfect for seeking out information, reputable breeders and potential pet-buyers. However, with the convenience and vast selection that on-line pet classifieds provide, there also comes the need to check references and ask lots of questions. Keep reading for great tips on how to get the most out of advertising pets for sale or purchasing a pet online. 1. Ask for references Always ask for references. As a pet buyer, you want to make sure that the breeder from whom you’re purchasing is reputable and known for placing their animals in good homes. Actually call up the references and ask about the breeders follow-up, their …

How to Make a Smooth Move with your Pet – Moving with Exotic Pets

A lot is written how to move with dogs, cats or even fish. But what if your beloved ones are far more exotic and unusual than other people’s pets, don’t they need some special and accordingly unusual care during the move? If you are the lucky owner of, say, a snake or a hamster here are few suggestion for your smooth with them: The first thing to remember when moving reptiles is to keep them moist. It can be achieved by putting a damp blanket inside a moving container for your pet. Reptiles can be packed in boxes, venomous snakes should be be double boxed. Make holes in boxes to maintain good ventilation during the move. Make the inside of …

How to Begin a Dog Training Career

Do you love dogs? Do you find yourself automatically trying to train each dog you come across? Would you like a fun, satisfying career that revolves around working with dogs? Then starting a dog training career could be the best career option for you. As a dog trainer you will be able to work one-on-one with loveable dogs and help them to learn the proper behaviors. Having a successful dog training career is dependent upon the time and effort you place into the venture. The odds of having a productive dog training career are low if you decide to just read a book or two on the subject and set up shop. This type of surface level preparation for your …

How to Avoid Problems when Boarding your Dog

Most dogs, especially older ones, develop a sense of pattern in their daily lives. Transporting them to new places or doing something that could disrupt those habitual patterns can be upsetting to them. Experts say that old pets are more likely to have health problems. Common to senior pets are deafness, blindness, and arthritis. As dogs get older, they are more prone to kidney, heart, and liver diseases. Sometimes your pet won’t get around very easily. They might be experiencing arthritis and other degenerative conditions. Keep in mind that if your pets are not used to being boarded, or are not boarded properly, their health problems might worsen. Planning to board your dog When you are planning to board your …

How To Avoid Bad Doggy Behavior, And Teach Your Puppy Some Manners

A poorly trained dog can embarrass its owner and offend other people – or even make them feel threatened. Teaching your dog some manners is just common-sense. You did it with your children and your parents did it with you. If you had never learned right from wrong you would be behaving badly so why expect to be able to raise a dog without any coaching? He has lots to learn. There’s a popular saying among dog trainers: “There’s no such thing as a bad dog.” While that may be true, any trainer will admit that there are dogs with very bad habits. When a dog acts or reacts to a situation in a way that has a negative impact …

How Many Cat Litter Boxes Do You Need?

The number of cat litter boxes available for your kitties is another key to good litter box habits. Many cats are fussy about their litter boxes, and if they aren’t happy with number you provide, they communicate their unhappiness to you in most direct manner possible – they stop using the litter box. Here is some essential information for determining the minimum number of cat litter boxes you need for your cats. First off, there is a tried and true formula that tells you the bare minimum number of cat litter boxes you should have available: “X” cats + 1 = minimum number of cat litter boxes. If you have three cats you need a minimum (I can’t stress this …

How You Can Prevent Your Dog From Aggression, Destroying Furniture, And To Avoid Stress

Puppy training is very important, whether you are training your first puppy or your 20th. Properly training and socializing a puppy is vital to making it a valued member of your family and your community. In some ways training a puppy is easier than training an adult or adolescent dog. One reason is that the puppy is essentially a “blank slate”, untroubled by past training techniques and other issues. In other ways, however, the puppy can be more difficult to train than an older dog. One challenge to training a new puppy is that puppies are more easily distractible than adolescent and adult dogs. Everything is new to a puppy, and every new experience provides a new chance for distraction. …