Sunday, September 23, 2012

Surgery For Dogs Can Be Dangerous

It does not matter if the surgery is for sterilization, cleaning teeth, cataracts, musculoskeletal problems or other "essential" your vet says surgery should be done for the sake of your dog. Any surgery comes with risks.
The risk may be because the dog is old, suffers from heart disease, a weak immune system or a host of other reasons. The consequences can vary from bad to perform the procedure, cutting through parts that have not been cut through to nerve damage, long term affects of the anesthetic or other medication in case of emergency from an undiagnosed condition, even death.

Although death does not happen very often, it is a very real possibility. And unfortunately, complications of surgery are frequent. It is impossible to avoid surgery for dogs, such as sterilization, setting a fracture or mend a gaping wound. But for all other conditions there are alternatives. As there is a limit to the number anesthetics even a healthy dog ​​can recover, it is a good idea to book these events at the time essential appropriate.Read More

Essentials For Your New Puppy

You have made the decision to bring home a bundle of joy in the form of a puppy! Before taking it home, you should ensure that you have all the essentials and accessories you need to make sure they are happy in their new home. It will also allow you to start an affair with your new puppy right away, rather than having to start shopping for supplies.

Of course, you'll need a large supply of puppy food. They need a different kind of food than adult dogs do, because they need more nutrients. Although they seem to need more food, it is a matter of little and often giants give them meal size so make sure you buy small bowls. You will then want to upgrade to the larger they grow. Make sure you have a bowl of water and it is always well stocked, try changing it if the water is kept fresh throughout the day and night, she finally changed just before going to bed.Read More

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Cat Food: Many Choices

When I started researching articles about cat food, I found many with credible documentation and some with personal opinions. I personally wanted to know how best to feed our mature cat. He has been on dry food since birth with expensive goodies and sometimes pieces of meat - table scraps - cooked chicken, beef, tuna, salmon or pork. This may not have been the right choice.

Our cat Simba, is strictly an indoor cat. He has always had good health and has a beautiful, shiny, smooth coat, orange tabby. He has starting vomiting a little, which seems to be dried unprocessed food or treats, and occasionally hairballs. I'll leave hairballs for another article. In this article I will look at the choices of cat food. I decided to find out what type of cat food that we get for him or if a change in diet is necessary.

In my opinion, it is often the "cost" that drives the consumer's decision on what to buy cat food, even though our cats are very valuable to us. I'm sure you want the best food you can afford to give our pet, and what is best for him. In assessing the issue, I think the "costs" can be assessed in two ways.Read More

Your Pet Dry Cat Food

The choice of pet food for your cat is the first hurdle you will encounter as a pet owner. The most important decision is whether to settle commercial cat food or make meals for your pet at home. If you decide to feed your pet food, the next decision you have to make is whether to go for the dry cat food or wet, or a combination of both. Read More

Thursday, September 6, 2012

My Barking Dog

Dogs are wonderful companions. They are always cute when they are puppies and usually become great companions that always make you feel special. But, sometimes while growing up, they develop habits that are annoying that make them less than desirable as family members.

Agree or excessive barking and jumping on people lead the list, especially in areas where people live close together or when traveling. A barking dog can be most annoying in a trailer park full of people. Generally, it is not the dog's fault, but the lack of training. These are habits that can be easily corrected.
The best way to control excessive barking and jumping is with dog obedience training. The problem is that dog training takes time and patience. There are two things that most of us do not have much. Training a dog is a behavioral change project and requires commitment, time and patience and not get immediate results. A good source of information for problem dogs is your veterinarian.Read More

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Dog Grooming

If you are preparing your dog, go online to your pet supplies and pet stores and order some basic grooming tools.If your dog is short haired, a curry brush / comb or a curry brush is fine. Long haired dogs need a slicker brush, a pin brush and if you move a layer rake. You also get the shedding tools and blades which remove loose hair easily.

You may also need a flea comb to check for fleas has been collected, especially if you have been around other dogs. Your pet shop will have all kinds of remedies for fleas.
Begin brushing your dog from as early an age as possible so that he gets very used to it. If you have an older dog unused to brushing, be very gentle and sensitive to it. They know the dog grooming tools before you even touch them. Pet and reward him constantly.
Even if your dog is a puppy salon for grooming, you should get him used to the process before it is handled by strangers.Read More

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Grain Free Cat Food

Surely you, like me, and like most of us humans, are in love with your pet. However, we must be very responsible and careful, and to love, to ensure the good health of your pet. Choosing the right food for your pet is very important here. Do not worry, it's not really your choice to make at all - Your pet is born carnivore to eat grain-free!

Food grains and its derivatives do not an ideal food for cats. Here's why ...

• Being a carnivore, a cat, of course, consume a lot of meat proteins. It's natural diet contains only a small amount of fruits and vegetables and carbohydrates very little or nothing. So, to digest foreign foods grain carbohydrates, the pancreas that secrete cat has a lot of enzymes that can make the animal sick.

• Grain Foods known to cause problems such as urinary tract disease, kidney disease, obesity and a host of chronic digestive problems including chronic vomiting, diarrhea, constipation and inflammatory bowl.

• The more you feed your cat grain becomes more vulnerable to heart disease. This is due to the higher dependence of carbohydrate deficiency may develop 'taurine' in cats. Read More

Soft Cat Food

Cat food
affect your pet's life, not only during the rare moments when you eat, but every hour of every day. Options abound cat food with fish, chicken, fresh aromas, crisp hard, soft centers, and of course, delicious snacks, soft cloth. Cat food, is formulated to meet the nutritional needs of cats. Cat food is specially formulated to meet the nutritional needs of cats, one of the specific requirements of the nutrition that cats need taurine, an amino acid.


Adult cats (1 year) can be fed once or twice per day. canned food for adult cats is made with real meat or poultry, is specially formulated without corn, wheat or animal by-products and contains no artificial colors or flavors. Old kittens and cats should not be fed with milk.


If you select cat food wet or dry, the first place to start is the list of ingredients. When choosing food for your cat, ingredients and nutritional levels are more important than whether you choose between cat food wet or dry. If you do not see something familiar, I ate at the top of the list of ingredients, then move the food. Read More