• Cats And Dogs

    Top 10 Treats and Toys for Cats and Dogs

    There are literally loads of toys and treats available for your cats and dogs these days. In fact pampering your pets has never been easier. So let’s have a quick look at some of the most popular and perhaps some of the more quirky gift ideas for your pets.

    1. Ball – Probably the most obvious, most cost-effective (you don’t necessarily need to get one from a pet store) toy available. When you think of the ball, most people probably imagine throwing it to their dog that then scampers after it to either bring it dutifully back so you can throw it again or to simply fall on it where it lands and to start chewing it! However, cats sometime like to play with a ball too, a little smaller in size admittedly but a ball nonetheless.

    2. Rubber bones – It really doesn’t seem to matter that it isn’t a real bone; some dogs just love to chew these for hours on end.

    3. Toy Mice – Much better than waking up one morning to find several dead mice, semi-chewed on the living room carpet. Perhaps this toy benefits you more than the cat!

    4. Cat Climber – We know the cats love them, but we also get endless hours of fun watching the cats climb and tumble around their climber.

    5. Cat Scratcher – I suppose this is more of a treat than a toy and the idea is to save all your furniture from receiving the same “tearing to shreds” treatment!

    6. Dog Mints – Whoever thought of these was a genius! As good for the dogs system as it is for its doggy  a great idea.

    7. Dog Brush – For some dogs this can take some getting used to, but usually when they do they’ll be fetching the brush to you!

    8. Cat Flap – Certainly not a toy or even a treat but the freedom this provides for both the cat and the owner is invaluable.

    9. Throw and Fetch Dog Toys – It’s not just a ball that your dog will return and there are a number of specialist toys available.

    10. Litter Locker – This one is certainly not a toy but it has come to the rescue of many a cat owner. A cat litter disposal system that makes the whole experience more convenient and more hygienic.

    So, there …

  • The Tор Cаt Fооd Brands
    Cats

    The Tор Cаt Fооd Brands

    Thеrе аrе so mаnу dіffеrеnt реt fооd companies that mаkе both drу аnd саnnеd fооd рluѕ a bunch оf different fоrmulаѕ. Sо, which brand is thе best brаnd fоr уоur cat? Wеll, уоu may wаnt to trу a few аnd ѕее whаt уоur саt prefers.

     

    When you undеrѕtаnd mоrе about саt fооd either cat wеt food Mаlауѕіа, cat dry food Mаlауѕіа, реdіаtrіс food fоr dоg аnd the іngrеdіеntѕ, it wіll bе much еаѕіеr to сhооѕе. Thеrе іѕ, оf course, thе fасtоr thаt your саt ѕhоuld lіkе it tоо. Kееріng a gооd mіx is аlѕо іmроrtаnt аѕ your cat might gеt bored wіth thе ѕаmе formula оr mіght just take an іnѕtаnt dislike tо some. Lіѕtеd below аrе the tор brаndѕ whеn it соmеѕ tо cat fооd fоr уоur bеnеfіt.

    Tор Cаt Fооd Brаndѕ:

    Innоvа EVO Drу Cаt Fооd: Thе quality and nutrіtіоnаl value оf thіѕ саt fооd brand surpass аll оthеr brаndѕ аnd it is wеll known to satisfy thе palate оf аll саtѕ. Thе main іngrеdіеntѕ include turkey, сhісkеn, роtаtоеѕ and аlѕо herring meal. It mаkеѕ up for mеаt, fіѕh аѕ wеll аѕ vеgеtаblеѕ which аrе necessary tо соmрlеtе thе diet. Evеn though іt is a lіttlе bіt on thе рrісеу side, іt is hіghlу аvаіlаblе аnd the most рrеfеrrеd brand.

    Nаturаl Bаlаnсе Ultra Prеmіum Cat Fооd: Containing fоur mеаt ѕоurсеѕ lіkе duсk, сhісkеn, fіѕh mеаl аnd lаmb mеаl, іt іѕ thе іdеаl fооd for all саtѕ іnсludіng kіttеnѕ. Also соntаіnіng a gооd роrtіоn of рrоtеіnѕ, іt іѕ wеll suited fоr аll lасtаtіng ԛuееnѕ and іt іѕ perfect fоr аll lifestyle. Thе price іѕ vеrу muсh аffоrdаblе аnd іt аlѕо hаѕ a hеаlthу рrороrtіоn оf vеgеtаblеѕ аnd brоwn rісе tо аdd tо the taste and nutrіtіоnаl value of уоur саtѕ.

    Fеlіdае Cаt and Kitten Fоrmulа: Thе protein source of around 32% рrоvіdеd by the four mеаt ѕоurсеѕ lеndѕ a ѕресіаl flаvоr tо the fоrmulа that thе cats find vеrу rеfrеѕhіng and tasty аnd ѕооn thіѕ becomes оnе оf the fаvоrіtеѕ for both thе оwnеrѕ as wеll as the cats. It also соntаіnѕ hеrbѕ аnd fruіtѕ аnd kеерѕ thе соаt оf уоur саt vеrу ѕhіnу and smooth аnd аlѕо оffеrѕ a lоt оf оthеr hеаlth benefits.

    Wеllnеѕѕ CORE Drу Cаt Food: It іѕ асtuаllу a very gооd аnd strong competitor fоr Innоvа EVO and it also has рrеttу much the ѕаmе ingredients аnd thеrе іѕ nоt muсh …

  • Animals

    Introducing a New Puppy to an Existing Household Pack

    After 30 plus years of having Poodles as pets and breeding a few litters, we recently obtained a new female for our little Poodle Pack. I kept thinking this was not so hard with Bogart; he had been introduced into the house with Jennifer and Eddie. I am the first to admit the integration of Bogart into the pack was made a lot easier by Jennifer, the past Lady of the pack. She took over as mother figure for Bogart, keeping him in line with hierarchy of the pack and showing him the ropes of being a good house dog. 

    Yes, you may be laughing at me for saying Jennifer was responsible for showing Bogart the ropes. I am here to tell you that I did not realize how much she influenced his training and assisted me in raising Bogart to adulthood. I think we did a great job with him. Jennifer is no longer with us, so I have to take on Clara Belle’s training duties on my own this time.

    So as Clara Belle (our newest addition) and I strike out on this learning process, we wanted to share our experience with everyone. We will break the issues down to Introduction to Pack and Feeding, Housebreaking and Leash Training over the next few articles.

    Prior to introducing the puppy, you need to set up a day area that is safe and open for the new puppy.

    Introduction to the Pack – I recommend bathing the new dog in the same shampoo as the rest of your pack. If bathing is not an option, then use a towel that has your scent on it and rub the new member down with it. I have found by doing this, the other dogs seem to be more accepting; the new member already has a similar scent.

    Keep the initial introduction short; the other dogs are not going to be pleased to be sharing your attention. After the initial introduction, let the pup explore its day pen and get accustomed to the house. This is a good time to show some special attention to the existing members.

    I usually wait about an hour or so then let the new pup out of the day pen to explore the house and check out the other members under close supervision. Let the other members growl or bark at the new puppy, just …

  • Animals

    Rats and Mice – Health and Vet Care

    Rats and mice are becoming very popular pets for all the right reasons. They are easy and cheap to keep but more importantly, they have great personalities and offer warm and friendly companionship. However, it is important to keep your pet healthy and get proper advice regarding their health and care.

    Not many rats or mice get to go to the vets. They can die suddenly from strokes and heart failure. They are cheap to replace in some people’s eyes and therefore not a lot of time or money is spent on veterinary science researching their health issues. Sadly most vets don’t get much practise seeing these great pets.

    Nonetheless, ring around and choose a vet that has some experience with mice and rats. Don’t be discouraged or disappointed our local vet used to send mice and rats to my pet store because they didn’t know how to deal with them. Also ask what fees and charges you may be up for and compare these with other vets to make sure you are getting value for money.

    I had two rats that lived in my shop: Samson and Delilah. After the shop closed they were kept separate because I didn’t want them to breed and I wasn’t set up for having babies. Sadly Delilah had a stroke and she wasn’t coping in her cage. She knocked her water over all the time; couldn’t find her food bowl (I assume she’d gone blind) and generally seemed quite distressed. I didn’t know what to do so I put Samson in with her. Interestingly they never had babies but he cared for her for a few months. He took her food and groomed her intently. He made nests for her in their ‘house’ and she actually seemed to get better. It broke my heart when he died. He was over two years old and his time was up. Over a period of a week, his health deteriorated and he passed away in his sleep. Delilah only lived a few months after that herself and we buried them together. What a love story! And from two rats!

    If you are looking for specific advice there are many experienced mice and rat breeders available online. Just make sure they live in your area and can offer you advice that is relevant to your country. There are different diseases present in different countries, like …

  • Cats

    Common Cat Health Problems That All Pet Owners Should Know

    If you have a cat or are planning on getting a kitten, you should be ready to provide it with a good environment that will allow it to be secure and healthy. Like any other pets, cats too are vulnerable to various diseases. These include arthritis, heart problems, eye diseases and asthma. You will need to take care of your pet the same way as you take care of a child. Let us take a look at some common cat health problems so that you can take the necessary steps to treat them.

    Cats generally have excellent vision that enables them to see in the dark. However they can suffer from several eye problems such as glaucoma, cataract, and cherry eye. Cats may also injure their corneas if they get involved in cat fights. Cats suffering from glaucoma squint too much, and you will also see that their eyes are becoming more tearful. These cats would be too sensitive to light. Cataracts cause a white lens that has a bit of yellowish tint. Cherry eye causes the gland of a cat’s eye to become more protruding. This is a genetic disease most common in Burmese and Persian cats.

    Cats can also develop various hearing problems. Tumors and inner infections might cause it to lose hearing. If your cat loses its balance and coordination often and has less appetite, there is a good chance that it is suffering from an inner or middle ear infection. Go to a vet immediately if you spot these cat health problems. Many white cats are deaf by birth. This is something that you might want to consider before adopting.

    A cat suffering from diabetes can have excess thirst and can also pass more urine than usual. However this symptom may also mean that your pet is suffering from renal failure. It might be a good idea to check if it is having problems while urinating. If so, then its kidneys may have got damaged.

    Cats can also suffer from arthritis and hip dysplasia. If your cat is having trouble walking or if there is any stiffness in its walk, then it is possible that it has arthritis. Talk to a vet and take an x-ray to treat the problem.

    It’s important that all current and potential pet owners know about some common cat health problems and symptoms as these would help them care …