Most of the people who decide to adopt puppies struggle with
a tricky question, what is the right breed for me. The next question which
haunts them is the age of a puppy. We need our pet to get familiar as early as
possible and younger puppies get familiar in short time than a grown up dog.
Apart from these two questions, there is another concern. Where to put puppy in
the home? Let’s answer the question one by one.
Take the first question, which is the perfect puppy for you.
First classify puppies into two groups. We have large and small puppies. Now
look at the space available at your home. Large dogs would require more space
than the small ones. Next factor is the breed. For this you can go through pet
magazines and get a fair knowledge about each breed. Generally it is our
friends who inspire us to own a puppy. Neighbors walking with their pets and
friends telling funny stories about their pets prompt us buy one for our
family. Probably we would buy the breed which looks more familiar.
When choosing the puppy, make sure that it is more than or
at least seven weeks old. Important things happen during seven weeks time.
Puppies need to interact with their mothers or littermates during this period.
They receive vital antibodies from their mothers to remain healthy and strong.
Add to that, many lessons are learnt which puppies may required later when they
will interact with their own siblings. Adopt puppies which have crossed the
seven weeks mark.
Puppy is not a commodity, good or material which could be
stored anywhere. It is a living thing that responds and reacts. It needs proper
feeding, care and love. Search for the retailer who cares for puppies and … Read more
A specialty pet shop in your neighbourhood may be a convenience
for you but are their prices competitive? Do they have everything you need for
your pet or do you end up travelling to another store? If you choose an online
pet store with a broad selection of products and services, you are likely going
to get the lowest possible price and even delivery right to your front door.
Why Shopping Online is Great
One of the best advantages of an online store for all pet
needs is convenience. You can sit at your home computer in your pyjamas at two
o’clock in the morning and order treats, toys and other items for your pet.
Setting your own schedule, you do not have to worry about your neighbourhood
pet store’s operational hours. And if you order a certain dollar amount of
products and services, you will likely receive free or low cost delivery right
to your door. Saving time and money on personal transportation fuel costs in
this current economy is a positive thing.
A plethora of products and services are more readily
available when you order from an online pet shop. A brick and mortar store
simply does not always have the available space for a large variety of product
lines. Plus, they mark up their stock so they can still cover marketing, rent,
utilities and other operational expenses. You will discover that you have more
choices on the internet for not only typical supplies like food and grooming
items but also pet insurance, training and even pet sitting services.
Extras with the Internet
Not only are you exposed to more pet products than you
thought imaginable but you can conduct research on pet nutrition and safety as
well as training – basically anything that can benefit … Read more
Many people are confused when it comes to
selecting a career in working with animals. The only concern that bothers
people from choosing to work with animals is the lack of promising pay scales
that are found in the case of other jobs. However, people fail to realize that
working with animals has a wide range of benefits that could easily compensate
for the lower salary packages.
Furthermore, with the progress in demand
for services for pets and other animals, the concerns of payment for animal
care or grooming personnel would not live long enough. A thorough insight
related to the benefits that can be obtained by working with animals in the
following discussion could help in clarifying many doubts.
The foremost benefit of working with animals
is the demand. Working with animals definitely, has a wide range of options and
certain areas in this sector have recently gained a prominent increase in
demand. Customers are demanding more services, and organizations are looking
for skilled and capable employees to perform the tasks.
So, even if you start working in the animal charity sector, then you can gain the opportunity to work in a wide assortment of roles requiring different sets of skills and qualifications. This can also imply the possibilities for improving skills in particular areas and advancing a career in this field.
the learning curve:
One of the notable professions related to
working with animals is volunteering for animal shelters and rescue centers.
Volunteering helps in learning more about a unique career path without having
to go through the pressure of working in a professional environment as a new
You could be able to avail more chances to learn about animal care in a better way without having to spend time getting your way … Read more
Are guinea pigs good
pets? All signs point to ‘Yes!’ Before jumping on the ‘small pet’ bandwagon
however, there are a few things you should know about these loveable little
critters. Knowing about a pet animal’s diet and feeding habits, social behavior
and life expectancy is a very important part of being a good pet owner.
The average life
expectancy of a pet guinea pig is between five to seven years, although some
have been known to live up to eight years or more. If you’re thinking about
buying or adopting, you should be prepared a long-term commitment. One thing
that’s very important to realize is that you should never get a single pet.
These animals are extremely social, and if you want your pets to have a rich,
rewarding life, you should keep at least two.
Your pets will bond
and socialize with each other, but that does not mean they will not bond with
you. They are very gentle and friendly animals, and will soon win you over. If
you handle them gently, they will even show signs of approval by wheeking and
The best time to get a
guinea pig is when they are babies. If you are planning on getting a pair (as
you should), know that same-sex pairs work the best. That is, two females or
two males will usually bond most easily. Introducing the animals as babies
gives the best chances of the two forming a lasting friendship. In some cases
however a pair of baby pigs may not bond right away, but that is rare.
Adult pigs can form a
fast friendship as well, if they are introduced under the right circumstances.
How long a pair takes to bond also depends on the breed.
consideration is cage size. Although small … Read more
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?
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
… Read more