A common question I get asked frequently.Why do my cats teeth get so dirty. I thought dry food would keep them clean?
Cat’s teeth often become caked with a yellowish tartar and the gum line becomes very inflamed.
Crunchy dry food does not keep teeth clean. It may cause more tartar than eating canned food.
Dry food causes weight ...Read More
Obesity is just as bad for animals as it is for humans, increasing risks of heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, and other problems. However, it isn't always easy to tell if a pet is just stocky, or if they are unhealthily overweight. Because the parameters for animal body shape are different than humans, here are a list of signs that yo...Read More
Getting a goldfish or other small fish for the first time can be a fun process. Here are a few tips to take care of your fish:
Maintain good, clean water for your fish. Depending on what kind of fish you want, do some research beforehand to make sure what kind of water would be best for your fish. For example, some fish are sa...Read More
If you just got your first cat or you are considering purchasing/adopting your first one, there are probably a few things you will need to know about grooming your cat that you might encounter your first few weeks and months of cat ownership. While cats are pretty good about cleaning themselves, here are a few tips to help with grooming your...Read More
Dogs who itch and chew at themselves incessantly are only exacerbating their discomfort. But unlike humans with itches, dogs have no idea that what they're doing is only beneficial in the short term. That's where you, the owner, have to come in and train them in healthier habits. Here are some tips that can help your dog's quality of...Read More
How can a person being blind love dogs so very much like Helen did? Dogs are such angelical creatures. Sometimes our dogs don’t act like angels but they are always very happy to see us. They make our tough days more bearable. I’m sure Helen’s days were more bearable with the company of her dogs. She was hearing and visually imp...Read More
Have you ever thought about taking your dog to the dentist with you? It will certainly be fun. Your dentist will stare at you as you proceed to suggest he examine your dog’s teeth. Dogs can have tooth injuries. Inflammation and infection will be inevitable and your dog will experience pain and discomfort but don’t panic…There ...Read More
Is it possible for a carnivorous cat and a herbivorous rabbit to become friends? The answer is, somewhat surprisingly, yes. Many people who own both have reported that the two species can become friendly and even snuggly with each other. However, it is not likely to happen immediately, and there may be tension as the different animals come to te...Read More
If your cat is sneezing frequently, has mucous coming out of their nose, and occasionally coughing, it would seem like they just have a cold. However, a cat’s cold is much different than a human cold and it can often be hard for many pet owners to decide when and if they need to take their cat to see the vet.
When it comes to cats, th...Read More
Well, around this time of the year people usually get together with their families & exchange Christmas presents, etc. Will love trying something different this year? Maybe a romantic get away, or decorating with different colors, move around furniture, new holiday recipes, listen to some different Christmas music,buya purple outfit instea...Read More
Certain individual animals have less fear of humans and they venture closer to us than others of their kind. They allow feeding and close contact which leads to living closely to us.
Selective breeding for “nice” animals will produce animals that seek attention from us. The domes...Read More
Toy breeds are often bathed every 1-2 months depending on their grooming schedule.
Long haired house dogs need to be brushed at least once weekly to thin out their coat. It is much easier and less messy to bathe a dog that has been combed out with a shedding comb.
Bathing schedules can vary depending on the type of yard...Read More
I guess, the first thing to do would be to define Pocket Pet. A pocket pet is just like it sounds. It is a pet that could fit in your pocket. They include Syrian hamsters, dwarf hamsters, gerbils, rats and mice. There are many others that are not as common, some of them are degus, jirds, short tail opossums, pygmy marmosets and many more.
Do you have any hope & dreams for your new year? Are there any things left undone? Places you wanted to visit? People you wanted to meet? Things you wanted to buy? Or perhaps you bought tooooo many things you don’t need ha ha. Sometimes you feel guilty for not having done things you should have done. The New Year always brings new opportun...Read More
I think in the dog world, the biggest mistake people make is not getting the right dog for their lifestyle.
The worst reason to take a dog home is because he/she is “so cute!". Why? Most times when this happens, the person taking the dog home does it on a whim, without thinking of the consequences and responsibility of their choic...Read More
How do you bandage a leg with a cut?
If your dog or cat gets cut, don’t panic. What seems like a lot of blood usually isn’t.
A small cut (under an inch or two) can be washed with warm soapy water and treated with Neosporin till you can get it checked out. Don’t use peroxide, sprays, or powders on fresh cuts. They tend...Read More
Since writing Dog Dish Diet and making my own dog food for several years, I decided to try my “crock pot cuisine” on my cats.
Those of you that have cats know how finicky they can be. Finicky eaters will turn up their nose at a new type or brand of cat food. Some cats are hooked on dry food and will not even think about anothe...Read More
Eyeballs stay round and symmetrical because of the amount of water they have inside.
However when “over-inflated” with water, the pressure can cause pain and blindness
Fluid circulates through our eyes at a certain rate, being produced by the ciliary body and draining out by the edges of the iris. An analogous sit...Read More
Yesterday was the first day my husband, daughter, and I, have all been completely out of the apartment for the last month. We returned with a nasty note from a neighbor complaining that our 2 dogs barked constantly [in our absence]. Yikes!
Let it be known, even professionals can slip sometimes and this 3-month-...Read More
In my opinion, choosing a good groomer for your dog is akin to choosing your hairstylist, your roommate, or your daycare provider. Yes, I think it’s that important. Why? This person is solely responsible for your dog, your furry child, for hours on end when you are not in sight… routinely.
I think...Read More