Archive for the ‘pet care’ Category
Tuesday, February 14th, 2012
A cat is an excellent choice of pet for animal lovers, especially those who may not be interested in going outside early in the morning to walk a dog. While this may allow you a few extra minutes in your warm bed, the stench of a freshly-used litter box may drive you out of the room. Whether you live in a small apartment or have trouble with the litter box smell in a particular area of your house, following these tips will help mitigate the infamous cat urine odor
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Thursday, February 2nd, 2012
It is not just dogs that can be afraid of fireworks, cats can find it very distressing too. While for dog owners it is fairly easy to tell that their pet doesn’t like the noise, cat owners are often unaware of the fact that their cat is uncomfortable.
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Tuesday, February 1st, 2011
Winter can be a tough time for humans and their animal companions. Pets can experience many of the same ailments and dangers that humans face when the weather turns cold. Unfortunately, pet-owners are not always aware of what they can do to ensure their animals are safe, warm and healthy through the winter months. Two very dangerous issues for animals can be frostbite and deadly hypothermia.
Continue Reading: Treatment of Frostbite in Pets »
Friday, January 14th, 2011
Cats are wonderful pets as many cat owners will attest. However, the pet odors associated with cats often create havoc in many households. It is quite possible to enjoy cat ownership and eliminate pet odors associated with cats if you possess the skills and remain diligent in your efforts.
Continue Reading: Easy ways to eliminate pet odors from your home. »
Thursday, December 7th, 2006
“The problem with cats and dogs is that they shed.” Shedding is a common complaint of people who prefer homes free of pet hair to the joys of having a pet. But do we have to choose?
To a point, yes. If you don’t want any pet hair in your home, don’t get a pet. However, we can reduce the problem of pet hair on furniture and clothing with these approaches:
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Wednesday, November 1st, 2006
It may be a structure that you designed and built yourself. Or perhaps you bought a dog house kit to build it, or you bought it pre-made.
No matter how the dog house was built, your dog will be happy if it’s comfortable for him in all kinds of weather, at whatever time of day or night he may be using it.
So what qualities does the ideal dog house have?
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Sunday, July 9th, 2006
Should you take your dog to a professional dog groomer, or should you groom your dog yourself?
Depending on your dog’s needs, the answer might be to do both. If you take your dog to a professional dog groomer, you can groom him yourself between appointments. And if your dog’s coat doesn’t require the care of a professional dog groomer, you may be able to be his sole groomer.
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Monday, May 15th, 2006
Their gait slows down. Their weight goes down, or up. They can’t take care of themselves as well, and chances are that they’ll develop at least one health condition that senior cats are prone to. Senior cats require more care from us than they did when they were younger. We can do a lot to make these years more comfortable for our cats, starting even before the signs of aging appear.
Continue Reading: How to care for senior cats »
Saturday, February 4th, 2006
Fluffy looks healthy and content as she does her normal cat things. Suddenly – and possibly on your carpet – she begins to retch. When she’s finished, she resumes her normal cat routine.
Is your cat sick? Perhaps, but a likely cause is hairballs. Hairballs are common in cats, particularly long-haired cats. With our help, though, they don’t have to be common.
Continue Reading: Cats and Hairballs »
Tuesday, October 4th, 2005
Your cat cleans herself every day. Tongue to fur, Fluffy grooms every part of her body. Do you need to groom your cat as well?
You might not need to groom her, but by grooming your cat, you can help maintain her health while bonding with her.
Continue Reading: Grooming Your Cat – Tips and techniques »