Cats and Kids – What You Should Know

Cats and Kids - What You Should Know

Although getting a cat for yourself can be easy to handle, getting one for your kids can be quite hard. There are things that you should know about and greatly consider for your kids’ and cat’s sake. You’ll need to consider about the safety of your kids and of your cat’s as well.

The right time for your kid

If you’re getting a new cat for your kids, the first thing that you should consider is their age. If you still don’t have a cat and is planning to get one for your children, make sure that they are in the appropriate age to own a cat. The perfect age for a child to have a cat or dog is in the age of 10-13. By this time, they can take a bit of responsibility for their pets. They may be able to feed their pets, clean their plates and cages, and take them for walks outside.

Although cats are more independent compared to dogs, they still need to be taken care of. If you give your kid a pet cat at a younger age, they may not be responsible enough to take care of the cat or can play roughly with the cat which can result to injuries from scratching and biting.

Bringing a baby home

If you already own a cat before having a baby, then it would be fine to keep your cat. However, there are things that you will need to take into consideration in order to make it easier for your cat to adjust to the new family member.

When you bring a new baby home, you may neglect giving your cat any attention, which can make them feel bad and resentful to the newcomer. You should also find some time to play with your …

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Pomeranian Information – 10 Quick Facts

POMERANIAN INFORMATION - 10 QUICK FACTS

You may be familiar with the Pomeranian people – cotton balls that we know and love a lot. However, there is a lot of Pomeranian information that most people don’t know about.

Here are 10 quick facts to build your knowledge base:

1. Pomeranians are very smart, and very conscious. They do not fit into the many “mute dog” stereotypes. They have many personalities, and are not afraid to show it!

2. Because of this, Pomeranian people may find it difficult to train using traditional methods. Positive reinforcement is the most effective technique. If you try to be too strict with your Pom, she will likely rebel and refuse to listen to you.

3. A Pom is a very loyal friend, who is often quite attached to the owner. Interestingly, if the whole family has a Pomeranian, Pom will often choose one family member as her “favorite”. This special person will be the person he “holds” the most, and will generally be more willing to follow this person’s orders.

4. Pomeranians are bread from the larger Spitz dogs, which pull sled through thick snow, hunt deer, and sound an alarm to intruders. That’s right, your little dog has a hard dog gene! Even though he might act tough, this hereditary version obviously won’t be able to bring down a large deer, but hearts are taken into account, right?

5. The tail is long and thick so that it can cover his nose while he sleeps to stay warm, and the snout is longer so that it can warm the cold air before it reaches the lungs.

6. Pom bark (MANY!), However, can be controlled with strict training techniques. When he knows that you are his boss and you will not tolerate any barking, it doesn’t take long for him to …

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Common Cat Skin Diseases and Their Causes

Common Cat Skin Diseases and Their Causes

Just like humans, cats can have problems with their skin as well. It is often difficult to diagnose some of the skin problems, so you may need to see your vet. Listed below are some of the common cat skin diseases and their causes.

Contact Dermatitis – This is the least common of all skin disorders. It is usually caused when a cat comes into contact with a particular substance. This can be an allergic reaction or an irritation to the substance. It can be treated with steroids and antibiotics.

Feline Acne – Yes, Fluffy can have acne problems as well. This occurs in cats of all ages. It is typically found around the chin and mouth. It is caused by when your cat rubs on surfaces to mark his territory. Over time, this will result in greasy patches and cause the acne. This can be treated with an antibiotic soap or a topical solution.

Flea Allergy Dermatitis – This is the most common of skin conditions. This is caused when the cat’s skin gets hypersensitive or allergic to flea bites. You will typically see raised bumps and frequent scratching and biting of the fur. First and foremost, eliminate fleas from your cat’s environment and prevent future manifestations from occurring. Antihistamines and steroids can help the break out after it occurs.

Having kitty healthy and happy is of utmost importance. Be mindful to check for symptoms and have them treated right away. As always, if you are uncertain, a trip to the vet is always warranted.…

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My Pillow Pets Ms Sassy Cat Review

My Pillow Pets Ms Sassy Cat Review

For people looking to get stuffed animals as a gift for a birthday or Christmas, I think it is important to look outside of the traditional items, and pick a stuffed animal that is more unique and different than the common everyday stuffed toys. Picking something like the My Pillow Pets Ms. Sassy Cat gives you an opportunity to do that. Instead of picking a stuffed animal that can only be used as one thing, why not pick the My Pillow Pets variety which can be used as both a pillow and a stuffed animal? It may sound like a couple of very simple usages, but this simple idea has caught on like a wild fire, and these toys are quickly becoming one of the more popular items on the toy market today.

These items are unique because of the design. Underneath the stuffed animal is some Velcro, and when that Velcro is attached, the stuffed animal stands up straight, and in this case looks just like a cat. When that Velcro is undone, the animal instantly falls down and creates a super soft pillow. This is a lot of fun for children who want to have a stuffed animal until nap time, and then they can instantly make a fun looking pillow that is very soft and very comfortable. It really is a great situation for both parents and children.

As for the My Pillow Pets Cat, this item looks great, and is very popular because what child does not love kittens or cats. This particular model is going to be black for the body, with a white face, ears, and paws. The cat comes with a little pink nose and a great looking face, as well as some little whiskers that are going to be required for it …

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Avoiding Pet Holiday Hazards – 5 Answers That Will Keep Your Pet Safe

Avoiding Pet Holiday Hazards - 5 Answers That Will Keep Your Pet Safe

For pets the holidays can be confusing, stressful, and downright dangerous. But the good news is they don’t have to be. The following 5 answers can help you make the holidays a happy, healthy time for you and your pet.

How can I keep guests from sneaking food to my pets?

Be direct and ask them not to give any human food. Explain that as tasty as it is for humans it can cause severe problems for your animal. If you feel that this request will have not effect play it safe rather than sorry, and put secure your pets away from the area where guest will be.

Which foods are most harmful?

Chocolate, caffeine, alcohol, macadamia nuts, candy, sugar, and foods with high salt content can all be deadly. Consult with your veterinarian about foods that are particularly hazardous for your animal, and then be vigilant about leaving any of these foods out even for a moment.

We learned this the hard way. Our Golden helped himself to a whole cheese ball while we were saying good night to my parents. We thought they had decided to take the cheese ball. When we called to ask, they said they didn’t have it.

Then we discovered tell-tale nuts from the outside of the cheese ball in the bottom of his water dish. We were lucky that he didn’t swipe the chocolate rum balls instead. Remember, it only takes a moment for tragedy to strike.

What kinds of plants can cause problems during the holidays?

Steer clear of poinsettias, holly, lilies, and mistletoe. Pine needles have the potential to puncture the intestines when swallowed. So as much as these plants symbolize the holidays for many of us, your pet’s safety should come first.

How should we handle all of the extra

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