Integrating New Pets With Existing Pets

Posted on Monday 8 July 2013

Dogs are generally good-natured creatures. Your goal is to keep them that way when your new pooch meets your resident dog. Make the first meeting place outside the home, like a park. Get another human to help you by walking the new dog, a distance away from you. You walk your resident dog. The dogs come together. Let them get acquainted.
Take them home – where your resident dog’s special food bowl and toys have been put away. (Continue reading…)

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The Joys Of Owning The Black Labrador

Posted on Sunday 12 May 2013

Whenever you are ready for your next pet, consider getting a Black Labrador.

Black Labradors are great with children, and they are the ideal breed of dog to own for families with children of all age ranges. They are playful, yet gentle, and they’re very patient.

Black Labs are eager to learn, so training them isn’t hard. Teach your new Black Lab how to play games, like fetch, as a reward for their training. Labs LOVE the water, so allowing them to swim will make your dog very happy. Black Labs also have (Continue reading…)

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Home Remedies For Fleas Infestation On Your Pets

Posted on Tuesday 19 March 2013

Commercial flea dips can be expensive, they contain harsh chemicals, and they are not always effective. Using ingredients readily available at your local market, you can make your own remedies that will keep your furry friends itch-free.

Lemons contain a natural chemical that repels and kills fleas. To harness this benefit, bring one gallon of water to a boil, remove from heat and add one sliced lemon. Let this concoction steep overnight. Apply to your pet with a sponge or a spray bottle daily, or as needed. This remedy will also help to heal existing flea bites. (Continue reading…)

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The Doggy Enigma – Understanding Breed to Understand Behavior

Posted on Tuesday 27 March 2012

Have you noticed whenever you watch the Dog Whisperer, sandwiched between commercials for ADT security and a promo for another show, how people tend to think they have a bad dog because it doesn’t act the way they want it to. It happens more often than you think and, surprisingly enough, it has less to do with a dog being born bad (which is impossible) and more to do with a lack of understanding when it comes to what kinds of breeds are at work in a dog’s mind.

It’s very important that you understand the breed of your dog because only by understanding the breed can you understand the behavior and the needs of your canine companion. Most of the time, we expect dogs to act the way we want them to with absolutely no regard for the proud history or traditions associated with their own doggy lineage. We scold them for barking too much or biting too much or digging too much when what we ought to be doing is addressing that energy and finding ways to channel it into less destructive behaviors. Only when we take a minute to understand what our dog needs can we understand the behavior and grow as a pack.

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The Importance Of Regular Vet Visits

Posted on Monday 12 September 2011

Our pets are our best friends. They can put a smile on your face when you-re in the worst of moods, they would follow you to the ends of the Earth and back and no matter how much you may yell at them when they do something bad, they always come back to your arms. You’d never want to lose a friend like that, so it’s very important that your pet get (Continue reading…)

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Potty Training Dogs: Getting It To Stick

Posted on Sunday 11 September 2011

If you have a loving pet in your home that you are trying to potty train, here are some things to consider. There is one way of training your pet to not use the bathroom in the house, that works well for a lot of people. This is to have a training pad somewhere in your home where you want your dog to use the bathroom. When he or she uses the bathroom anywhere else, take them to the mess, gentle tell them no and then (Continue reading…)

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Tips That Every Dog Owner Should Have

Posted on Saturday 10 September 2011

Having a dog can be a lot of fun and work but there are a few tips that every dog owner should have . These tips can help make training and living with your dog easier. The first thing to make sure you have is a dog tag. The tag should include your dogs name as well as the owners name and phone number should your dog ever be lost. This tag should remain on the dog at all times in case they get out of the house by accident and run away. Another tip to (Continue reading…)

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Ten Tips That Every Cat Owner Should Know

Posted on Friday 9 September 2011

Are you a cat person or a dog person? This is the fundamental question for all pet owners. It is like asking if you prefer The Beatles or The Rolling Stones. If you are a cat person, then here are ten tips that will ensure that you and your cat have a happy life together.

1. Decide if your cat is an indoor or an outdoor cat. Look at where you live and the danger it presents to your cat, then make a decision.
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