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    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 …

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    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 …

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    The Future Of Pets

    Pets & AnimalIn June of 2010, my family and I got a cockatiel. Right after considerably debate, we finally named him Rocky. In the time he’s lived right here, he has discovered a lot and we adore him. We give him a lot of focus and care for him.

    My two pet ground hogs have been so awesome. I really like to watch them consume their preferred treats. They would fight more than who will get to the cheesecake, cheese sticks or BANANA NUT MUFFINS. I miss them so a lot, they had to get out of my garage and do what ground hogs do in October. I can not wait til spring, to see them and maybe babies as well!!

    To make sure Pets in the Park cares for those pets most in need each clinics are run on a client referral basis. A complete list of homeless solutions who can offer a referral for a client to Pets in the Park can be found right here. Please have all the cleaning supplies you typically use for your pet messes. Also, be certain there is enough meals, treats, medicines, litter and any special supplies for exotics. Please have collars, leashes and halters visible. Also have plastic bags for poop choose up & a litter scooper obtainable. The best way to safeguard your household from the effects of a disaster is to have a disaster plan. If you are a pet owner, that plan have to incorporate your pets. Being ready can save their lives. This beautiful girl is Powder. She is about 13 weeks old and is on the shy side.

    I have a sweet 14 year old pug, deaf and blind, diabetic, but nonetheless frisky when it’s dinnertime. It really is my hope she will die peacefully in her sleep. Your lens is comforting to anybody who has lost a pet and I will take all of it to heart. Thank you. As for the disease carrying – the rats themselves did not carry the plague. European rat-fleas carried the plague. Interestingly, the species that the rat-flea prefers to feed on is not the species that was subsequently domesticated.

    Even so, the distinctive doggy sounds continued to occur. By the third incident, I realized that Scooby was still checking in on us. This was confirmed when 1 of my daughters flew to go to us the following month and was …

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    10 Diseases You Can Catch From Your Pets

    Pets & AnimalShow your support for our troops and veterans by helping them adopt the most overlooked sheltered animals for mutual companionship and really like. Make a tax-deductible donation right now.

    Buy a length of thick rope from the hardware shop. String it across the cage and by means of the cage bars. Tie knots in the end to hold in place. Make available vehicles and trailers required for transporting and supporting each type of animal. Also make offered seasoned handlers and drivers. Note: It is very best to enable animals a chance to turn out to be accustomed to vehicular travel so they are much less frightened and less difficult to move. Boycott circuses, rodeos, zoos, bull fights, cock fights, dog fights, dog racing, and horse racing. Volunteer Orientations are held the 2nd Saturday of each month at 10 am at the shelter.

    Nonetheless, if you can’t offer an air pump for your fishbowl, your goldfish can reside extremely nicely. Also, if you do have an air pump and you worry about extended energy outages, you can nevertheless make confident your fish survive in the aquarium. There is a plain and straightforward remedy, which I will share with you via my own story. Okay…I did have a issue with a single pet owner I knew…she had a number of massive, by no means bathed dogs. And she insisted they sleep in the guest bed with the guests…on sheets that had not been washed in so extended they have been black with dirt, hair and dander. I just do not feel that is wholesome for humans or pets!

    Experience level: For wonderful apes, keepers need to have worked extensively with mature animals and demonstrate to satisfaction a accountable method to the long term keeping of intelligent, very sturdy animals. This experience must measure approximately 1000 hours. Owners of venomous snakes must acquire at least 1 year of mentoring from an approved snake handler. Owners of bears, huge cats, hyenas, and several wolves need to demonstrate either satisfactory encounter with related species or have the long term capacity to employ professional aid. Elephant owners should have professional encounter in elephant management. All criteria is topic to change and can be versatile. Educational encounter in directly connected fields (animal husbandry, zoology) are also accepted toward the hour amount requirement. Some states distribute written tests to assess education level.

    For several homeless pet owners, the …

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    Leaving Pets Home Alone

    Pets & AnimalHave you been thinking of receiving a few sheep to hold the lawn down? or as a pet for you or your youngsters? perhaps even breed a couple of? Here are a few guidelines… from my experiences.

    Some folks have confused themselves into believing that the only difference amongst a possum and an opossum is a way of saying the exact same thing. This is usually correct in North America, but the possum is a whole other creature than the opossum. The possum is not native to North America, so numerous of us are not in standard speak to with the creature. Nevertheless, it is crucial to realize that no one would be asking about possums as pets if they had been speaking about the actual possum critter.

    The following varieties of iguanas are deemed to be frequently kept as pets. Nevertheless, all of them require a strict diet and housing regiment. Cost-free to a great home-Male tabby cat, neutered, three years old. Am moving to yet another state and cannot take him with me. I will miss him. Please only respond if you are willing to create or call me frequently with updates on Tabs for the rest of his life. I would appreciate images also. $35 rehoming charge. I am trying to discover private transport for myself and 8 cats from US Virgin Islands to Daytona Beach or Orlando FL. Does any individual have any info on a private charter business, etc. Not only did I discover a lot more about Japanese culture, I was also able to support a buddy mourn the loss of a household member. You will not have to inconvenience your loved ones, buddies, or neighbors to care for your pet.

    Other attempts to communicate with dogs border on the quixotic. Con Slobodchikoff, a professor emeritus of biology at Northern Arizona University and the CEO of a pet-technology company named Animal Communications, hopes to create what he calls a dictionary of barks” by collecting and interpreting videos of canine vocalizations. A Siri-like app could then, in theory, translate a dog owner’s (extremely basic) words into woofs and arfs, or translate a dog’s woofs and arfs into, say, English or Japanese. Owners could also use the app to interpret their dogs’ physique language, which is actually the principal indicates of canine communication. The project, Slobodchikoff admits, has a lengthy way to go.

    Rehoming costs? Inspecting …