• Pet Adoption

    How to Clean Your Pets’ Ears the Right Way

    A very important step in looking after the well being of your beloved pets is to clean you pets ears properly. However the sad truth many pet lovers don’t place this at the top of their pet care to-do list or are not even aware that this should be done.

    Ear diseases with potential loss of hearing are the most common problems that affect animals. They are often caused by irritation and infection which can be prevented when you clean your pets ears properly and with regularity.

    Your pets are prone to ear infection because of the anatomical structure of their ear canals, long and L-shaped. The corner of the L is where your everyday bacteria love to gather and propagate with the help of the naturally warm and moist surroundings of the ear canal.

    Another reason why animals have ear infection or otitis externa is because they have hypothyroidism and skin allergies such as paw licking. In fact dogs and cats are allergic to the same things that cause allergies in humans the difference is they suffer from otitis media instead of developing skin rashes or respiratory symptoms like us.

    There are times too when the ear infection is not caused by those previously mentioned but by ear mites, foreign objects such as cotton balls, cysts on the canal, and over production of ear wax. With the number of reasons mentioned why so many pets suffer ear diseases hence there is really a need to practice how to clean your pets ears the right way.

    Directions For Cleaning Ears Properly

    Proper cleaning of ears is important to prevent further damage through lacerations of the ear canal or worse rupturing of the ear drums. The techniques for cleaning dog’s or cat’s ears are the same but the method of restraining them is different.

     With dogs, depending on his size place him on top of the table up to the level of your chest then gently place your left or right arm under his chin and hug him. Pet him then gently as you examine his ears for trapped moisture and debris or earwax. As to cats, wrap him in a towel exposing only his head then wrap him gently to you and gently examine each ear. You can use this technique for smaller dogs too.

     After examining the outside of an ear, wipe away any discharge that you …

  • Dogs

    Bark Off – Dog Barking Control

    Bark Off is definitely one of the As Seen On TV pet products which makes you want to whip out your credit card and buy it on the spot, but what exactly is it and is whatever it is worth it? Sometimes It’s tough to figure out if these As Seen On TV products we see actually work or if they are simply just junk. This one however, is getting very popular so it is really worth a look.

    Bark Off is essentially a handy little device which when activated will silence your dog, or your neighbors dog and allow you to live a peaceful and easy existence in quiet. Well that’s supposed to be what happens. But does it?

    The Bark Off dog barking control unit is very new so it is difficult to find out at this point if it really works. But if it does, I imagine there will be a few of these little devices stationed around every house in the world. Don’t get me wrong, barking dogs are natural and in a lot of cases warn us of danger but let’s face it. Dog Barking can grate on your nerves and a solution to the problem would be great.

    So how does Bark Off work?

    Bark Off is actually quite genius. The bark off unit is battery operated and when activated by the sound of a nearby dog barking, it emits and ultrasonic wave which cannot be heard by humans, but catches the attention of the dog. Now first, all indications and claims by the company assure us that the ultrasonic wave created by bark off is not harmful, and in fact, very humane to the dog.

    The purpose of the ultrasonic wave from the Bark Off unit is to simply interrupt the dog’s barking pattern. The theory is that when a dog is barking, he or she has all their attention focused on whatever it is that’s making them bark. If something can interrupt their attention, they will quickly forget about what they were barking about and stop. The Bark Off intends to interrupt the dog’s barking pattern by forcing them to focus on the sound created by the ultrasonic wave. It’s really that simple.

    Now you may be thinking about what happens when you want your dog to bark? Well, the unit is only activated when when the power switch is …