Three Tips for Keeping Your Pets Healthy

Posted by admin in Pets on 10-10-2017

If you have pets that you love and care for, you know how important it is to keep them healthy and happy as they age. You probably already work to make sure that they get enough food, water, and exercise to keep them in shape, but there are also other things that you can do beyond the basics. You don’t have to spend a fortune on training, classes, fancy toys, or extensive medical testing to take care of them, either. Here are three basic tips to help you make sure that your furry friend has a long and healthy life.

Feed Them High-Quality Food

Make sure that your pet is eating right, not just eating. That means limiting snacks that can be unhealthy and, in some cases, downright dangerous. While dogs can eat most human foods, they are most healthy when they eat a diverse diet including meats and fresh vegetables. Cats, on the other hand, are pure carnivores who should avoid human foods. This is especially true for foods that seem harmless but actually can cause long-term damage to cats, like dairy. In contrast to the old wives tale, cats shouldn’t be drinking milk or cream, as they are lactose intolerant.

Get The Medical Care They Need

Beyond annual examinations, make sure that your pets are going to be able to get the care that they need when trouble strikes. Look into getting health insurance for your pets to save money in the long run. If you need emergency pet supplies, like a dog leg brace if your pet is hit by a car, make sure you buy them from a reliable provider like Wound Wear. Prepare yourself for the unexpected so your pet can flourish no matter what kind of emergencies happen to occur.

Keep Up Their Emotional Health

Finally, after you’ve ensured their physical health, be sure to pay special attention to your pets’ emotional health. This means spending lots of time together, both playing and showing affection. Go on daily walks with your dogs and talk to them while you travel together. Pet your cat in the way it wants, and make sure your indoor pets have a great deal of stimulation. If possible, allow all animals some safe time outdoors, either on a leash or in a safe, secured yard or open space. Your pet will thank you.

Fall in Love With Shih Tzu Dogs

Posted by admin in Pets on 25-05-2016

Shih Tzu dogs are very popular choice for pets around the world. This dog breed is very affectionate and loves being around people. They can play quietly with their owners around but they can also call for your attention and for you to play with them. You can expect them to be calm with sweet temperament and they go along with everybody be it people or other pets naturally. However, when left alone for some time, Shih Tzu can become cranky and act in a hostile way. It is also not advisable to take on these dogs if you have small children which can be harmed when both are left alone.

Taking care of Shih Tzu can be tenacious because they need to be groomed regularly to avoid matting of their coat. They need to have frequent baths but they should not be exposed to humid environment because they easily get sick. Shih Tzu are a bit difficult to train because they are very stubborn – with enough positive reinforcement and patience, they can learn slowly even at home. They look really lovable and sweet thus they have a tendency to be spoiled. They don’t need large spaces to move around and simply enjoy playing indoors or outdoors making them a preferred pet for urban apartments and city dwellers.

Advice For First Time Pet Owners

Posted by admin in Pets on 15-08-2015

When you adopt a dog, there’s a lot to think about. Your new friend will not only need food, but also accessories, a collar, toys, and much more. It’s important for you to make sure you have what you need before bringing the new addition to the family home!

Now stocking up on everything you’re going to need might seem a little expensive (although it is worth it!), but if you make a list of what you need to buy, then go to Discountrue to search for Overstock coupons and discount codes before actually heading out then it won’t be nearly as costly!

First, we have not yet learned to speak canine so the only way someone will be able to find out who a particular dog belongs to is if they have an ID tag. You may believe that there is no need to worry about this because your beloved pet would never ever head out for a night on the streets but the fact is that dogs love to explore the unknown. If they are presented with an opportunity to make a run for it, there is no doubt that they will take it!

This one might seem obvious but you’d be surprised how many people forget that their dogs are going to need their own food and water bowls. There are literally hundreds of different types, shapes and sizes of bowls – the selection is truly mind boggling! But veterinarians advise getting stainless steel bowls as they are the easiest to clean and sanitize. Plus there is the fact that they are the most durable!

You groom yourself every day and you should also be grooming your furry friend. Grooming is pleasurable bonding activity that has the added benefit of combing loose dirt from your dogs coat and keeping their fur tangle free. There is a wide selection of brush types out there and you should be sure that you’re getting the right one for your dogs’ fur. If you’re unsure of which one to use then just head online, there are hundreds of sites that offer grooming tips and care advice for every breed of dog you could imagine.

Dogs spend a lot of time outdoors, sticking their noses in smelly holes, rolling in every patch of dirt they can find and doing ‘doggy’ things. This means that they are prone to being victims of parasites and it is your responsibility as their owner to get rid of those pests. It’s a lot easier to handle every type of infestation you can imagine but if you’re not sure of the best course of action then a visit or even just a phone call to your local vet is more than enough.

Last, but most definitely not least is toys. Lots and lots of toys!!! Your dog needs to play and unless you want them turning your flowerbeds, shoes and pretty much anything else that they can get their teeth around into their latest chew toy then you need to get them some of their own. And just like with children, a toy doesn’t have to be ‘just’ a toy. It can promote dental health, drain excess energy, keep them mentally stimulated and keep them occupied for hours of fun so choose their toys wisely or you’ll suffer the consequences!

Create the best home possible for your furry friend and he or she will love you for that!

Dogs At Play

Posted by admin in Pets on 10-09-2014

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A dog park is a wonderful place where you can take your pet to run and play with other dogs. Some parks have very little equipment. There are pieces of dog park equipment that are easy to install and are beneficial for the animals. You can find items for a standard park if there isn’t a lot of room, or you can get a combination of items to make a large park for an entire city.

One of the advantages of getting equipment for a dog park is that the items are not only for play, but they also provide a way for the dogs to get the exercise they need, especially if they are inside most of the day. Lily pads provide a way for the dogs to improve their balance, and there are high and low jumps that can help with the coordination and leg muscles. Equipment is made of safe materials. They can be placed on a variety of surfaces including mulch and rubber. When you create a park with a combination of items, you get everything in a set for one price. This is beneficial for those who don’t want to get separate items to put in the park at different times. The combination packages include a variety of equipment that the dogs can play on, such as hoops and ramps.

Boarding Accommodations to Satisfy Your Pampered Feline

Posted by admin in Pets on 01-07-2014

When occasions arise that make it necessary for you to board your cat or cats, you can be sure they expect to be provided with luxurious accommodations that adequately satisfy their desire to be pampered. As you are making travel plans and room reservations for yourself, you’ll need to check out boarding options such as Paw Print Inn to decide on a vacation destination for your cat.

Generally, cats do not like to have their comfortable lifestyle disrupted. Sometimes, that’s just a matter of demonstrating typical cat behavior. However, in some instances, such as with rescue cats that had a rough beginning, being in a strange place with unfamiliar people and noises can be a frightening experience. For circumstance such as that, you can be exceptionally kind to your kitty and arrange to have it boarded in a section of the facility where there is less noise and distractions.

If you have the typically curious cat, you can cater to its inquisitiveness by requesting accommodations that offer a window view or glass front enclosures that allow them to watch the activity from the comfort of their suite. If you want to take pampering your cat to the highest level, you can board them where they can be provided special treats, toys, bottled water and a bedtime story with tuck in privileges. Taking everything into consideration, your cat may enjoy it’s time at the boarder more than you enjoy the travel adventure you have.

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