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postheadericon The system is very easily installed and will give your dog complete freedom which he may not perceive otherwise

talled only if your puppy is between sixteen to twenty weeks of age and no younger. The system is very easily installed and will give your dog complete freedom which he may not perceive otherwise. Dogs do tend to be very nosey and will attempt to cross the street, run to the neighbor’s yard, dig in the flower garden and even chase pedestrians. This system will teach the dog what is not to be done and what is to be done. In essence your dog will learn the basic do’s and don’ts.

Verify at your local pet and supplies store for details on the containment system and pricing. Just like how you need freedom, your dog deserves it too. Keep in mind that he is an essential part of your family and it’s your duty to take care that he is safe, healthy and happy. This system will give him much needed freedom and even a thank you from your local mailman!

postheadericon Every owner will have cat health questions from time to time

Every owner will have cat health questions from time to time. Short of calling a vet or paying for an expensive visit every time a little issue crosses your mind, you have to find resources that will give you answers directly. Cats are a pleasure to have in the home, but their health must be looked after just as any other animal requires.

It is very easy to find answers to simple health concerns such as how to properly clean out a littler box and keep it sanitary, but there are many issues of cat health that most owners never consider until a problem arises. Let’s look at 3 very different questions that are commonly asked by owners.

When injured, can a cat be given pain medication?

If your cat were to somehow get injured and appeared to be in severe pain, what would you do? This is a common issue with cat owners, because this species of pet is very good at hiding signs of pain. Some pets actually have to be in severe pain for it to really be obvious, but you can assume there is pain if they are less active, hiding, or just not acting like themselves after an accident or mishap of some sort.

The answer is to go to the vet and ask about appropriate pain medications for your pet. Pain killers were once considered unsafe and downright dangerous to felines, but there are some kinds now that have proven to be safe and effective.

Can diseases be passed from cats to humans?

There are some diseases that can be transferred from a cat to a human, though many owners today consider this a rumor. It is in fact the pure truth as there are multiple types of health conditions that a feline can transfer to human owners.

You don’t have to rush to get rid of your pet out of fear for your family or your own health. Most people are not aware of this health issue because it doesn’t happen very often or the owners are unaware of the root cause of the illness when it does happen. If you make sure that the litter box is always sanitary, follow a strict grooming routine for your pets, and make sure that they are all vaccinated on schedule, then you have very little to worry about.

How many years does a cat usually live?

The feline species can fall victim to some of the life threatening diseases that humans face, such as cancer. Given that your cat avoids that serious disaster and is healthy, you can expect them to live in your house for a long time. The life span of felines has considerably lengthened, with some living over twenty years easily.

The average life span for a cat is around nine years, but if you are properly caring for your cat do not be surprised if your feline friend survives much longer than that.

As long as you are familiar with these cat health questions as well as a variety of other care concerns, you will likely have many years to enjoy your pet.

postheadericon Domesticated dogs, much like humans, like to be pampered and comfortable

Domesticated dogs, much like humans, like to be pampered and comfortable. A dog bed is just a dog bed before you get one. Your dog will likely take to it like a fish to water. A ‘cuddly’ cushion makes a good dog bed. It extends the sides to form a protective ring and simulates the feeling of sleeping in a pack. This gives your dog the added psychological comfort for a good sleep.

It is a great idea to buy a dog bed. There are certain benefits that a dog bed provides. It gives your dog a comfortable sleep zone, in the same way a mattress does for a human. The ideal dog bed raises the dog above the ground, provides warmth and supports the joints of the dog. A whole range of dog beds is available. From expensive sofas that heat and cool as required to simple foam filled cushions, there is a dog bed for every dog and every level of spending. Some dog beds are filled with chips of cedar. These discourage the growth of fleas. Fabric that is machine washable makes washing easier.

Plastic, rattan and wicker are used in the making of dog beds. Rattan and wicker dog beds are constructed as low profile round or oval baskets fitted with a custom-made cushion. Plastic is often used in the same manner to make beds. Care should be taken however to see that it is chew resistant and without sharp edges. Stainless steel is used in beds that are more expensive. This is easy to clean.

Beds should use fabric that is resistant to chewing and easily washable. Some beds use foam or polyester fiber as filling. Though these are comfortable, they do not stop the laying of flea eggs. Dog beds that act against egg laying fleas have an outer zippered covering of cedar chips. These are less comfortable than other types of beds, but more functional.

Some dog beds offer the option of heating and cooling. They do this through a heated or frozen gel pad fitted within the cushion. This is not a good idea for canines that have the habit of chewing furniture. Some dog beds heat in the manner of an electric blanket that is placed on top of the bed and under the dog. These warmers are necessary for some dogs, particularly ones with joint issues.

A dogs sleeping environment should duplicate its natural sleeping habitat. The bed’s size should be proportionate to the dog. It should be large enough but not overly large. It should make the dog feel natural and unthreatened. For those who want the perfect custom-made bed for their dog or want one cheaper than would otherwise be available, the option of making a custom dog bed is always available. Here is one way to make such a bed.

You will need a string, pillow cover or tee shirt and plastic grocery bags. Choose designs that look best to your eye. Fill up the pillow cover with the grocery bags and sew it up. You can do this with the t-shirt as well. Optionally sew a zipper onto the pillow cover or t-shirt and periodically fill it with plastic bags, as you like.

A good dog bed can provide all the rest your dog needs to remain healthy and happy. A healthy and happy dog means more fun-filled hours for you with your dog. In short, a good dog bed is a small price to pay for what you get in return.

postheadericon Do you want to learn some highly potent methods of teaching a dog not to jump on people

Do you want to learn some highly potent methods of teaching a dog not to jump on people? In a short while, I will reveal to you a few proven tactics to keep your dog from jumping up on people.

However, before we talk about the appropriate solutions, I would just like to point out that when the dog jumps on people, it means that he’s just trying to be friendly.

Your dog is just trying to buddy up with that person so please don’t yell at him. In just a bit, I’ll share with you an alternative approach which is in my experience, one of the best methods of teaching a dog not to jump on people.

Okay here are few methods you can use right away to curb this sweet but fairly dangerous behavior.

Teach your dog critical obedience commands like “sit” or “stay down”. You see, many owners fail to tackle this behavior issue effectively because they don’t bother to teach their pets the aforementioned commands.

You MUST make sure that your dog understands these commands 100%! So whenever you catch him trying to jump on people, you can simply tell him to “stay down”.

You also need the proper support in order to pull this off well thus, you also need to…

Coach your guests!

Okay here’s what I mean. Often when a dog jumps on the guests, they tend to praise the dog because they view such behavior as something cute and sweet.

It is best that your guests avoid praising the dog as this would only spur him to repeat the action. In fact, tell the visitors not to pay attention when they catch the dog jumping on them. This would certainly help discourage the behavior from occurring in the future.

Quite frankly, there are plenty of workable methods of teaching a dog no to jump on people, but they will never work if your dog keeps receiving positive response upon exhibiting this habit.

The key is in the C-word

Want to know what the C-word is?

It’s consistency. This is the key to solving your dog’s inappropriate jumping problem. In fact, by remaining consistent in your approach to training, you’ll also be able to solve ANY behavior problems.

Set a specific amount of time each day for training your dog and do your best to adhere to the each training schedule.

That’s not all, you should also be consistent with regards to what it is your dog can or can not do. For instance, don’t tell him to “stay down” when he tries to jump on a visitor A, but it is okay to jump on visitor B.

Make it clear straight away what is okay and what is not okay and be consistent about it.

There are other advanced methods of teaching a dog not to jump on people but try to stick with the basics first to ensure everything goes smoothly.

postheadericon If you own a horse, you are probably aware of the money, effort, and time you must invest in order to insure your horse maintains good health

If you own a horse, you are probably aware of the money, effort, and time you must invest in order to insure your horse maintains good health. It is just as important for horses to receive yearly check ups as it is for people, and to find the right products, supplies, and supplements that will help your horse maintain its healthy status. Supplements are often a good way to do just that.

As with humans, there are a number of different types of supplements available for your horse that cover a variety of equine needs, and will help your horse stay on the track to good health. You can consult your veterinarian for a list of the necessary supplies, and to learn what they do and how they can actually benefit your horse.

One of the most important aspects of a horse’s health is maintaining healthy feet. It is absolutely essential that you be sure to re-shoe your horse whenever necessary and that you check its feet frequently. There are various problems that can occur with a horse’s feet that can cause lameness, so this should be done regularly. There is an array of supplements available that can help promote foot and hoof health.

Antioxidant supplements are also a good idea. This can be just as important in horses as it in people, and making sure your horse has the right antioxidants can most definitely promote good equine health.

Calming supplements can also help your horse by keeping it more relaxed and comfortable. Since horses are alert creatures, they are often very aware of their surrounding sand can react very quickly.

One of the most important aspects of equine health is keeping your horse free of worms. There are supplements that can help you do just that. Give your horse one of these supplements on a daily basis, and he or she will most likely remain worm free.

Another important equine supplement is that used for digestion. Keeping your horse’s digestive tract working smoothly is quite important, since digestive problems can lead to major health issues. There are a bunch of supplements from which to choose that will help promote your horse’s digestive health.

It is important to remember that not every supplement or type of supplement will work for your horse. It may be a good idea to consult your veterinarian about whether or not you should consider giving them to your horse before actually doing so. You can also get more information about which ones are okay to give your horse.