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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Rescued Dogs Are Angels In Disguise

Are you one of the 80% whose home is also home to a dog or cat? I am. I have had a dog in my life since I was in college and each one has been extra special. I am one of those pet owners who celebrates their pets birthdays. One who buys their pets and their friends’ pets gifts at Christmas. So it is no surprise that at the death of each dog, I took the loss hard. But when I lost two dogs within two weeks of each other one summer, the grief was overwhelming.

Our dog Fox was diagnosed with Mast Cell Tumors. The prognosis was not good but we went with the surgery and were among the lucky ones. He bounced right back and we had him for another three years. Then our luck ran out. He became very ill, very quickly and knowing it was best for him, we let him go. Anyone who has had to make that decision knows how hard it is. We still had his beautiful and loving litter mate and thought of getting another dog immediately to keep her company. Before we could do so, she became ill. She wouldn’t eat and she became lethargic. Even with all of our love and medical assistance from our vet, she died two weeks later. I believe she died of a broken heart and I was sure I was going to also.

There are two points of view about how soon after the loss of a pet before letting another one into your heart and home. Some people need to get another pet immediately. They say it helps with the grief. Others need to have some time alone, feeling it is disrespectful to their pet’s memory to replace the lost pet …

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Does Your New Pet Really Need a Pedigree?

Does Your New Pet Really Need a Pedigree?

Recently, some of my acquaintances decided to add a new Birman kitty to their family.

Birman kittens usually come with a hefty price tag of several hundred dollars and, often, a waiting list for the few available each year. These drawbacks didn’t deter this family in the least. They had their hearts set on a Birman cat, no matter how much they had to pay or how long they had to wait.

As it turned out, they ended up having to travel several hundred miles to find a breeder for this particular specie, and, when they did arrive, the owner brought out, not one, but two of the most adorable little balls of fluff they had ever seen. Of course, they went home with both of them, and a huge dent in their credit card.

Nevertheless, the proud Birman owners have never regretted their decision. The tiny kittens have grown into beautiful year old cats who are a joy to the family. They are lovely to look at, amusing to watch, and so far, very healthy, lively, and affectionate.

If you aren’t in a position to spend hundreds of dollars for your new pet, I have good news for you. There are dozens of wonderful pets at your local animal shelter waiting to be adopted into homes just like yours. They may not be the breed you’ve always dreamed of owning but, I guarantee you, they are just as loving and affectionate as more expensive animals.

Tens of thousands of cats and dogs end up in animal shelters every year. Some have wandered away from home and are picked up while roaming the streets untended. Others arrive at shelters because of cruelty or neglect by an owner. Far more end up homeless because so many animals are allowed to wander …

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All About Getting Ready For a Trip With Your Pet

Some people love their pet so much that they don’t want to leave them while they are going for vacations. As pets are a part of the family they cannot be left alone. Therefore pet friendly hotels provide the best option. They help in reducing our burden. The hotels have certain terms and conditions which are to be followed.

According to the survey about 25% of the people love to travel with their pets. It has become a fashion to carry your pets wherever you go. So here I will tell about all the things that are necessary to make your travel a finest experience.

Check before you travel

The first and the foremost thing is to make an inquiry about the pet friendly hotels. You must know about the location well in advance. For this you can visit the websites to get the detailed information. Once you visit the website you will get enough knowledge about the pet friendly hotels and also their rules.

Before leaving make sure that you have booked the rooms so that you don’t have to face any problems when you reach there. A confirmation is must before you travel.

Things To Do

As pets are not reliable they are prone to do some damage so you need to have some deposits in your account in case your pet does some kind of damage. Therefore it is necessary that your dog is comfortable and free from stress. Also carry the necessary things which are required for your pet. Though the pet friendly hotels provide all the necessary amenities but it is viable to carry things which are needed.

Prepare Your Pet For The Trip

It is very necessary to prepare your pet for the trip. The pets must be acquainted with journeys or …

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Tips on how to Home Train a Cat

Tips on how to Home Train a Cat

Cats make the prefect pet, but only after they are property educated. The first thing you need to perform is buy a cat litter tray so they can do their enterprise in it and not on your floor or clothing inside cupboards. Some cats could ignore it completely when others will naturally use it. If yours uses it straight away then excellent, all you’ll need to do then will be to hold it clean. But is your cat ignores it then you may have to attempt a number of small tricks to have it accustomed to it.

When you cat refuses to use the litter tray you invested in then do not be concerned, you just have to educate the cat. Cats naturally possess a really compact and weak bladder so they may will need to go quite frequently. If they visit the front or back door then attempt putting the litter tray there. You could even lift them up and location them in it. If they get frightened and jump out then you definitely might have to show them what to accomplish. Just get on your knees and scrabble about inside the tiny tray just to give a little guidance on it’s right usage. Don’t be concerned, you aren’t scrabbling in cat organization due to the fact it has not made use of it however remember.

This may perhaps take somewhat patience but the cats natural instincts will take over right after a while and they ought to start out making use of it. A cat just wants to be clean and that is definitely why the littler is so productive. It might do the company and then scrape more than the gravel to hide and cease it from smelling. You actually require to clean the litter tray out …

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