If you own a dog and especially your first dog ever it is very likely your dog will try to misbehave or go out of control at some point. This happens to many, if not most of dog owners all over the world (more…)
Quality time is obviously a good thing by itself but let’s be honest, sometimes we get lazy. Daily routine takes our time and energy. 9 to 5 is hard at times. Coming home from work, feeling exhausted, time for some food, beer and TV, right? We have grounds for feeling that way, for sure but stop for a second at this point and think about your furry friend.
Road tripping is something most of us do no matter if we love driving or it’s just a necessity. Sometimes we can ask a friend or a family member to watch our pets while we away but that is not always so. There are many times we have to hit the road and take our furry friend with us. Pets are not born to love backseat rides in our cars, so when it comes going for a long travel it is good to know some basics that will ease up the trip for both you and your pet. (more…)
If you think making your children coexist with pets in the same household is something beyond your capabilities you are most likely wrong. When you start having children your pets don’t necessarily to start looking for a local shelter. Parents often fear that a pet may not get along with a child and so may cause a bite or a scratch. This does not really have to happen and if you take time to introduce your pets to your children, they may actually get friends and live in harmony.
One of the things new parents fear most is that they don’t know how their pet will react to a baby. The fact is many cats and dogs readily accept a new child into the home and become very loyal and protective over the baby. (more…)
If you are considering an idea of becoming a cat or a dog owner, you should take some time to consider the living arrangements for your pet. Unfortunately, quite many people adopt pets thinking about raising an outdoor animal. But take a moment and think how many people in your neighborhood you know that keep their dogs or cats outdoors at all times? The fact is, living outside is not safe for your pet. Adopting a pet, you need to make sure you are ready to let it into your home.
It won’t be a lie to say that cats and dogs both love being outside because it’s their natural environment. Cats love to chase birds, climb trees, and hide in shrubs. Dogs adore barking at the neighbors, chasing squirrels, and digging. However, keeping your pet outside at all times you may expose it to many dangers that you might not even think of. (more…)
When you know you are ready to accommodate a new furry family member at your home, animal rescue groups can offer you a great place to get started. These groups are different, but they have common goals. These groups work hard to find a permanent loving home for cats and dogs that have been left behind. Many of the rescue groups rely on volunteers and donations which allows them to do their main job: provide care for these pets while they are between homes.
When you start your journey choosing a rescue group to work with, you will find that there is a wide variety of animals available through these groups. Many of them work with all types of animals, so you will find kitties, pups, and even grown up pets waiting to be adopted. You may not know but some groups even have exotic pets such as reptiles, guinea pigs and more. (more…)
Remember your childhood and books with turtles as the main characters? Children love turtles as pets. Turtles are very interesting to observe and study, and there are many different species of them. If you ever decide to have one as a pet, you will need to know as much as you can about the species you choose to provide proper care. Let’s take look at some turtle species you can possibly own. First of all turtles can be divided into two types: terrestrial and aquatic. This means the first type of turtle spends more time on the land, while the aquatic type mostly needs water.
If you are looking at box or mud turtles they are the terrestrial type. They need land to hibernate during the winter and sun during the day. Most terrestrial turtles need 12 hours of sunlight a day, which can be obtained with the help of a UV lamp. Turtles are very susceptible to temperature changes. They often live in 80 degrees Fahrenheit during the day and 70 during the night. By the way, terrestrial turtles need water not only to drink, but also to swim around in. (more…)