New Pet Owners Guide

What is a cat tree? Part jungle gym, part scratcher, part perch, it is a truly multifunction accessory. The size of this essential cat furniture can vary. The more you pay, the More »

Things to Know About Pets and Their Eating Obsessions

When it comes to choosing the right Dog Food or the weekend snacks for your cat, it is always a difficult task to find some variety that is nutritious at the same More »

Pet Owners Guide to Spay

What does it mean to ‘spay’ or ‘neuter’ your pet? Whey you have your pet spayed or neutered, it means that you are having your animal undergo a minor surgical procedure to More »

A Guide to Keeping Sharks in a Home Aquarium

For those who have or are thinking about getting a salt water aquarium for their home, the possibility of having a shark might cross your mind. You might that a shark must More »

Guide to Feline Acne

If it’s your first time to raise a cat, be aware that cats, just like humans, can experience acne problems as well. Feline acne is generally harmless, but there are, of course, More »

Pet Owners Guide to Spay

What does it mean to ‘spay’ or ‘neuter’ your pet?

Whey you have your pet spayed or neutered, it means that you are having your animal undergo a minor surgical procedure to have their reproductive organs removed. Females are spayed and males are neutered. Depending on the health of your pet and its age, it may take a few hours or a few days at the vet for your pet to be ready to return home after the procedure. Most likely, he or she will be a little groggy for the first few hours afterward, and stitches may or may not need removal a few days later.

How is the spay or neuter process beneficial to your pets?

Your pet will enjoy a much higher quality of life once it has been spayed or neutered. Temperament issues as well as many health problems including future incidence of ovarian, breast, testicular, prostate, or uterine cancer are diminished or disappear completely. Interaction with other pets becomes much easier and in general, you will find that your pet is less anxious and

Dog Owner’s Pet Boarding Guide

Leaving your beloved pet in a very unfamiliar place is difficult, most especially if you will be doing this for the very first time. However with the right information as well as by making the right choices, your temporary separation can be managed in an efficient, calm, and caring way.

Facilities that offer pet boarding are easy to find if you search the Internet. Reliable pet travel facilities have a website that presents all the information you need for your hunt. However, the downside of this method is that you cannot personally inspect the place along with the facilities. All you have to do is to meticulously review all the online recommendations from past clients, travel authorities, veterinarians, and fellow dog lovers for you to come up with an excellent decision.

As soon as you arrive at the boarding facility, you first need to inspect the place prior to making a final choice. You can talk with the staff and caretakers in order for you to discover more info about their pet care values and policies. More importantly, observe how

Summer Pet Safety Guide

As temperatures rise in the hot summer months, there are many risks to your pet you may not know about. Here is a list of the risks and some steps that you can take to help prevent your pet from suffering needlessly.

  • Sunburn – Just like humans, pets can suffer from sunburn, especially light-colored animals. To protect your pet, apply a sunscreen to the bridge of his nose and to the tips of his ears.
  • Heatstroke – Dogs and cats don’t sweat like human beings. They release their body heat by panting and through the soles of their feet. It takes pets longer to cool down because of this. Don’t leave your pet outside for a long period of time in hotter weather. Make sure they have access to shade and plenty of water. Never, ever leave your pet in a car during hot weather–the temperature can rise to over 100 degrees in a very short amount of time. If your pet starts panting with a rapid pulse, vomiting and acts lethargic, try to lower his body temperature immediately with some wet, cool towels.

New Pet Owners Guide

What is a cat tree? Part jungle gym, part scratcher, part perch, it is a truly multifunction accessory. The size of this essential cat furniture can vary. The more you pay, the more doo-dads and options it will have. They can be as simple as one branch or offer multiple branches with perches, hiding places, dangling toys and scratching areas.

Why does your feline need one? Kittens have a lot of energy! This diverse toy/furniture provides them with ample opportunity to be the kitty they are. They can jump up and down the tree. They can scratch and stretch. They can sleep on a perch, as my pet often does. They can hide from you while they can keep an eye on everything that is going on. Best of all, they can’t get in trouble for biting or scratching or playing too rough with this inanimate object.

What is the ideal cat tree? This furniture comes in a wide variety of sizes, shapes and colors. You could even choose something that looks good in your house! (Well as much as this type of furniture can look good). Many trees are covered with carpet and have sisal

Things to Know About Pets and Their Eating Obsessions

When it comes to choosing the right Dog Food or the weekend snacks for your cat, it is always a difficult task to find some variety that is nutritious at the same time. We love our pets very much and they are often more than just Pets in our hearts almost like a family member. A good way to show our love back to them is by giving them great tasting, nutritious food and snacks like Felidae cat food and the Evo Dog food. There are thousands of pet food products available and you can experiment a bit to find that perfect mix of taste, flavour and nutrition for your pet.

Dog Food

It is said that a dog is a man’s most loyal friend. They give their owners their best and rightly they serve to have the best pet treatments in return. So it is essential to find a good product for your dog that has the right mix of nutrition, taste and flavour. Providing them with good food helps to keep them active, strong and healthy. Even they love the fancy food with all the flavours and tastes. There are various varieties available such

A Guide to Keeping Sharks in a Home Aquarium

For those who have or are thinking about getting a salt water aquarium for their home, the possibility of having a shark might cross your mind. You might that a shark must be too large for a home aquarium, but there are a few species of sharks that only grow to three feet. Two species of sharks that work best in a home aquarium are the Bamboo Cat Shark and Epaulette shark. However, before you go out and buy a shark there are a few things you need to have if you want your shark to live a long and happy life!

The first thing you must consider when getting a shark for your home aquarium is the size of the tank they will be housed! A proper sized aquarium should be based on how big the shark will be when it is fully grown. A good rule of thumb is for the length of the tank to be three times the length of the shark with the width being two times as big. A good sized aquarium should be able to hold 200 gallons of water! If you wish to have more than one shark in

Guide to Feline Acne

If it’s your first time to raise a cat, be aware that cats, just like humans, can experience acne problems as well. Feline acne is generally harmless, but there are, of course, cases of severe feline acne that require urgent medical attention.

THE DIFFERENT NAMES OF FELINE ACNE

Feline acne is also known as kitty acne and chin acne. It is mistakenly referred to as ringworm or dermatophytosis, though it is not.

THE FACE OF KITTY ACNE

There are several ways to determine if your pet is unfortunate enough to suffer from this particular skin condition. When you see small and oily black marks – similar to human blackheads – appearing on your cat’s chin, it is probable that they could break out into feline acne. When these black marks become inflamed, they gradually develop into pustules, which are also known plainly as “pimples.”

CAUSES FOR FELINE ACNE

There are many triggers for feline acne. But as long as proper care and treatment is given immediately, there’s no need for owners to worry about their pets’ welfare.

Dirt – Cats generally have trouble grooming the chin area and because of this,

Guide to Winning the Battle of the Dirty Carpet

Anyone with pets knows how hard it can be to keep the carpet clean. The more pets you have, the more it feels like keeping a clean carpet is an impossible job. After years of cleaning up after my three pets, it was time to take the bull by the horns and end this problem, once and for all. My much loved old cat had died recently, after an abrupt deterioration in his illness. Blackie had been once a fastidiously clean animal who never did his business away from his cat box, but in the end his lack of bodily control was rough on both of us. The carpet needed daily cleaning, but the old wipe up routine sure got old after awhile. After my cat’s passing, I decided to spring for a new vacuum cleaner, hoping its power would at least help me get the carpet in better condition after all it had been through.

Enter the Beast. The “terminator” of all vacuum cleaners; the big, gleaming new Hoover Steam Vac with Surge Clean arrived in the mail a month ago. At first, I thought, “Oh great, it needs assembling. What’s a mechanically challenged single woman

Zhu Zhu Toy Hamster Pets

Without a doubt, the Zhu Zhu Toy Hamster Pets are probably the most popular Christmas gifts for children this coming holiday season. And no wonder when you see how cute and cuddly these toys are. It just seems that the toys are becoming more and more lifelike each year!

Now, as far as I know, these toy hamsters come in four colors with different names for each of them. The first is PipSqueak is yellow. Mr. Squiggles is brown. Num Nums is grey (or is it gray?), and Chunk is the white one.

But what sets these Zhu Zhu toy hamsters apart from all the other cuddly and cute toys is that they can live in a virtual world too (online)! And the children absolutely LOVE ’em. They cannot get enough of these toys and I’m predicting that the supply of these guys are going to go fast.

My suggest would be that if you are thinking about getting one or more of these hamsters, then get them early. You may need to go online to purchase them because I’m sure all the easy-to-get ones on the shelves at the local retailers are all gone.

A Pet Owners Guide to Area Rugs

Dogs and cats make excellent pets, as those who know the joy of having animal companions would know. But they do tend to leave hair around. This is especially true of cats. If you have animals, you will want to get area rugs that are easy to clean, consist of short pile and also feature a color scheme that will not make the dog or cat hair look too obvious.

There are many area rugs on the market. Many of them are treated with a solution that enables them to be cleaned easily. The same is true of wall to wall carpeting. This solution is called by several different brand names and allows you to mop up spills before they turn into stains. If you have pets, you know that even the best pets sometimes have accidents. You do not want to have your area rug ruined because of such an accident. By getting a rug that is easy to keep clean, you can avoid any issues that come up when it comes to pet accidents. You can clean up any mess quickly and your area rug will look as good as new.

Most of the

Disaster Preparedness for Pets

June is Disaster Preparedness for Pets month – but if you’re a pet-care business professional it’s always a good time to make sure you’ve got a plan in place to administer to the needs of all the pets in your care when and if a disaster strikes.

Whether you live in a rural township that is prone to flooding, hurricanes or snowstorms, or you live in a metropolitan area that is prone to the above or may one day be a target of a man-made disaster, having a plan to help your clients and their pets is invaluable. Remember, you’ll want a plan that encompasses all the types of animals you care for – including livestock!

If you’re ready to create your own pet-disaster-preparedness plan – use these resources to create a plan custom-fitted for you and your clients:

o The Humane Society of the United States has a myriad of resources, including brochures and a Disaster Center that can educate you on the best ways to prepare for a disaster.

o Your local Emergency Response Team can assist you in locating animal-friendly shelters in case of evacuation. They will also be able to provide you with any and all requirements necessary

Pet Adoption Guide

A pet can create many happy memories and are a wonderful source of companionship for any person or family but the problem lies in adopting the right pet that suits your needs and environment.

There are many species of animals available for adoption at any local pet adoption agency. There are three factors which need to be considered before adopting any animal. These three factors will decide whether you adopt a pet or not and what kind of animal you adopt. These three factors include space, attention and upkeep.

The most important factor that needs to be considered before adopting a pet is how much space you have available and whether pets are allowed or not in your house or not. In most apartments, pets are not allowed nullifying pet adoption. Where pets are allowed, some pets require larger space to live in. Pets such as cats, birds, insects or wish do not generally require much space. Animals such as dogs however require a relatively larger amount of space to run and frolic in. Deciding how much space is available for your pet is crucial to know before adopting a pet.

The second aspect that

How A Good Pet Care Guide

Just like human beings, animals have emotions and feelings too. They need the assurance that their masters love and care for them. In return, pets often reciprocate their love by demonstrating various forms of affection to their owners. These may include making soft purring sounds, licking and even body contacts like rubbing their heads or furs against them.

Pet care is an important responsibility of pet ownership. Pet care requires a lot of patience and is also a way of showing the animals that they are important to us. Pet care will include feeding our pets carefully and ensure that they are groomed properly to maintain a good health.

There are educational videos on pet care, that is, how to maintain the wellness and health of pets. These include various demonstrations on how to care for the different types of pets and what are the attentions required.

For four-legged pets such as dogs and cats, good pet care will include giving them regular baths, checking their paws and ears, trimming their nails as well as fixing regular health checks with a professional veterinarian.

Sanitation plays an important role to the health of the pets

Pet Insurance is Vital for Your Pets

Pet insurance covers all veterinary costs in case your pet is ill or needs some care. Several insurance policies also pay a sum of money if your pet dies, lost or stolen. Insurance companies offer complete dog and cat insurance coverage at very competitive rates. Generally pet insurance policy pays for unexpected illness, accidents, injuries, or some other emergencies viz. doctor visits, prescriptions, x-rays, lab fees or diagnostic tests etc.

Pet insurance is an easy way to cover all unexpected expenses of your pet. The pet owner will have to pay some amount against any claim. Pet insurance doesn’t pay for preventive veterinary care or elective veterinary care. Usually pet insurance is available for cats and dogs only but sometimes some special insurance is available for horses also. In developed countries all pet owners cut their pets’ expenses with the help of pet insurance.

Details of each and every pet insurance policy are different and policy coverage is also dissimilar from policy to policy. There are three main categories of pet insurance policies out of them first covers each condition or event, second offers highest value on total annual payments whereas the category is the cheapest

Pet Grooming Guide

As like humans, pets also want to be clean and well groomed. Pet grooming involves different grooming services that you should perform on your pet. An important pet grooming service is to give bath to your pets regularly. Owners should give a great bathing experience to their lovely pets. They should collect all grooming bath supplies such as dog shampoo, bucket, towel and hair dryer at one place, before bringing pet into bathroom.

Give them comfort and warm temperature to bath. You can give them an easy bath in bathtub or splash water over their body. You can also use a hose with sprayer to wash your pets. Use your hand for a smooth rubbing. Pet grooming gloves are also helpful to scrub your dog. You can offer light-handed massage at the time of bath. Your pet will really enjoy this type of bathing practice.

You can choose the best shampoo for your pet. Several pet shampoos are available in the market like medicated shampoo, and scented shampoos etc. Owners should choose the best shampoo that actually suits their pet. Choice of shampoos mostly depends on the season.

Don’t use your soap or shampoo for

Pet Lovers Guide to Chocolate Intoxication

Imagine if chocolates were deadly to humans. Do you think we would still think of chocolate as we do now? Chocolates have been associated with endorphins (happy hormones); but, how about if they were to intoxicate us instantly? Would it still be a worldwide favorite willing to die for? Visualizing life eating chocolates and associating this idea with death is presently occurring. On the contrary, this doesn’t apply to humans — that is, if you are not allergic to chocolate.

For many years, we have always been warned never to feed pets with chocolate. But, with our natural inclination to share anything we eat to our pets, we often make the mistake of giving some chocolate treats to animals. Hiding chocolates and staying away from your pet while eating chocolate are two amongst what you should do to prevent feeding your pet with chocolate. Aside from that, keeping all the chocolate bars away from pets can be easy. But, owners can sometimes forget to hide the chocolate chip cookies, and cakes they bake. So, never neglect the fact that eating chocolate could result to animal intoxication.

In reality, the chocolate in itself does not cause the

Pet Society Guide

There is certainly a push in recent months to add fishing to as many games as achievable. If you’ve ever played a “pay to play” on the web game, you probably enjoyed the fishing mechanic there too. So, it can be no surprise that there is such a dedicated community for Pet Society fishing – people who spend time every and every single day attempting to get the rare items you can pull out of the fishing pond within the center of town. Let’s take a closer look at the secrets Pet Society fishing and the best way to load up your aquarium with all the different species on the market.

The way to Enjoy Pet Society Fishing

Pet Society fishing is carried out in the pond located near your house. Go there and straightforward toss out your line. You could should wait for a few moments, but ultimately you are going to get a bite which will be shown visually by a small splash within the water. When that splash occurs, start dragging the line in by clicking on it. Ultimately, that line will start to pull back out. Release the line for a even

Traveling With Dogs

Most people don’t want to experience travelling. They only want to get to the destination as soon as possible and at the most convenient way. This is because travelling can be tough and really tiring. People who travel with their pet dogs will have double the difficulty.

However, if there are tips that are available for people while they travel, there are also tips for your dogs. These tips can help you and your dog travel as comfortable as possible.

Make plans ahead of time. When you are travelling via public transportation, you need to determine how you will be able to carry your pet or how you will be allowed to check them in. Make sure that you have the appropriate dog carriers. Of course, you also need to think about what things you will be placing in the carrier with your dog. Make sure that you comply with the airline or transportation regulations.

If you are travelling on your own vehicle, the preparations will have to be more comprehensive. The most convenient thing to do is to have a carrier as well. When your dog is placed inside that transporter, you can be sure

Your Pet Rabbit Guide

The book is written to assist individuals who are considering a rabbit as a pet and for those individuals who are rabbit owners.

It is provides simple facts to promote quick learning about rabbit ownership, how to overcome potential problems and identifies owner responsibilities.

The author has identified several steps you will want to complete before you buy your first pet rabbit. She points out that there is a growing problem with rabbits being abandoned because people do not understand their rabbit’s specific needs.

In the first section the author discusses the steps you will need to complete prior to ownership of a pet rabbit.

The first step is to contact your local authorities regarding regulations about ownership and where or not you will need a permit.

The next step is to consider what kind of hutch would best meet the needs of your rabbit. The author makes recommendations regarding the size of the hutch or cage along with considering where the rabbit will sleep, eat and exercise.

The third step is to consider the rabbit’s need for hands-on-care, play time, a regular routine, and the expenses for food, hutch and veterinary

Pet Sitting Guide

How to start working as a pet sitter?

Do you love animals, have bags of experience with them, and are looking to build your income or even start your own small business? If so, then it might have crossed your mind to offer pet sitting services, such as dog walking, house sitting for people with pets, or feeding cats and small animals in their own homes while their owners are away.

But before you write up your advert and wait for the phone to ring, hold your fire – there is much, much more to starting a responsible, competent and legal pet sitting business than simply convincing people that you can care for their animals!

In this article, we will share some basic tips and advice on how to begin working as a pet sitter, what it takes, and what you need to get started.

Your background

First and foremost, it is important to realize that simply loving animals and wanting to spend more time around them is not enough to make it as a pet sitter. As a pet sitter, you are asking the owners of the pets you will be minding