Six Little Known Ways to Save Money on Pet Care

We all love our pets, but they are expensive to support. Food, flea control, worming, grooming, and accessories can eat a hole in your pocket. These are my favorite small tricks to save money on all those things our fur-babies need.

  1. Only change half of the litter box at a time. This only works if you have just one cat per litter box. Cats always urinate on one end of the box, then turn around and poo on the other. The urine is what causes most of the odor, so after you pooper scoop the box, remove the half with the urine and replace it.
    WARNING: Please read this article about The Dangers of Clumping Cat Litter.
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Caring for Pet Rabbits in the Summertime

Rabbits are wonderful and loving pets, but they do require a fair amount of care. If you are looking for a pet that just sits in a cage and keeps to itself, a rabbit is not a good choice. They have very specific dietary, exercise and grooming needs. In all seasons, but especially in extreme hot summer weather, there are strict guidelines you should follow to ensure that your pet healthy, hydrated and comfortable.

Keeping cool

As with any pet in the summer, rabbits can over-heat and become seriously ill if left unprotected in hot weather. If you have an outdoor rabbit that lives in a hutch, you must make sure that it is kept in the shade. In the …

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Tips on Saving Money on Pet Care

Caring for a pet has certainly not gotten any cheaper in the past few years. In fact you can spend more money now than you may ever have spent in the past. Many don’t take into consideration the total cost of caring for a pet until they have already purchased the pet. Taking your pet for regular check ups is a must, but there are ways to save money. If you have a pet, you may find the tips below to be helpful in caring for the pet.

Veterinary school

Depending on where you live you may be able to find a veterinary school that will allow you to bring your pet for care. Since these students are learning to …

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Taking Care of an Epileptic Pet

This is Luke, our big male greyhound, Luke, is an epileptic. We have pretty good luck regulating his seizures with phenobarbital. He takes 1 1/2 grains twice daily, and at that dosage he only has a seizure about once every 6-7 weeks (which is considered “under control”). Last night was 7 weeks since his last seizure.

I was sitting at the dinette enjoying some blogs of fellow RV’ers when I started to sense that Luke was about to seize.

Luke has a bed on the floor right next to the dinette where he likes to snooze. The position of his bed makes it really easy for him to keep an eye on everyone in the rig, and if I’m at …

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How to Teach Kids About Pet Care

Pets are said to be the extension of our affectionate abilities as humans. It needs utmost care, love, and attention like people do. However, there are a number of pets that have undergone heinous maltreatment and helpless abandonment. It may be due to the economic turmoil and various stresses that the populace has been facing.

The consideration of owning a pet has become more popular nowadays. Families are thinking of extending their homes to little cute ones so they enjoy a complete bunch in the clan; this is especially true for those who have young kids. Children are fond of stuff toys; they think it’s something they could play and be with. That’s why when they get the idea that …

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Teaching Children to Care for Pet Chickens

Chickens make an excellent choice of pet for children. There are several breeds that are friendly and come in pretty colors, which appeal to children. But the part they’ll probably enjoy most, is collecting delicious fresh eggs.

Breeds

Silkies are a popular breed of pet for children. They are docile and will allow you to handle them. Their unusual feathering and comb, which is called a mulberry or cushion, makes them fascinating to children. They are a small breed, known as a bantam, so will lay smaller eggs than the larger breeds.

Australorps are quiet and docile. They are sometimes available in white and blue, but the most common color is black. Australorps are not aggressive towards each other, and …

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Pet Care for the Pineapple Swordtail

The pineapple swordtail fish is relatively non-aggressive. The only time they become aggressive is if more than one male is present in a tank that has at least one female. The males then become aggressive towards each other. If you make sure to either have only males, only females or females and only one male then the fish should be calm and suitable for a community fish tank. They are small, hardy and colorful making them an attractive addition to any community aquarium.

Avoid putting the pineapple swordtail fish with fish like the Tiger Barb that nips at other fish’s fins. The pineapple swordtail fish has large fins that are easy targets for this type of fish.

The pineapple swordtail …

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Home Care Tips for Your Pet After Spaying

While any vet visit can cause anxiety for a pet, when major surgery such as spaying is in order, you can anticipate emotional havoc with both the pet and its owner. A spay typically calls for one to two nights stay, depending on several factors, including how well she does after surgery. When your pet is ready to come home, you want to do everything you can to ensure she’s comfortable during her recovery period.

If at all possible, visit your pet while she’s hospitalized. Even though she may be groggy, your presence can be recognized and can reduce the amount of stress and anxiety she may be feeling. While your pet is away from home you can begin preparing …

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How to Take Care of Your Pet During a Hurricane

14 Hurricane Safety Tips for Pets | PetMD

 

Several years ago, three major hurricanes grazed North Florida by either crossing the state or riding the coast up from South Florida. These hurricanes were Florence, Jeanne, and Ivan. Jacksonville, Florida and the surrounding area, felt hurricane strength winds on two of the storms and wind gusts up to 75 miles per hour on the third. Many homes were evacuated in the area during all three storms. People felt their pets were safe at home, but later found out they had made a poor choice. Some homes were flooded and heavily damaged. There were reports of a few pets being hurt. So the North Florida area started a campaign to make sure people learned how to protect their pets …

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The Snowy Owl: Sentinel of the Artic Tundra

The Snowy Owl or Bubo scandiacus lives beyond the tree line in the artic regions of the Northern Hemisphere. Many of them migrate south in the winter, and this movement is thought to coincide with the availability of lemmings.

The Hunting Habits of the Snowy Owl

The Snowy Owl, however, is an excellent hunter. It is diurnal, which means it hunts during the early daylight hours, and it is also an opportunistic hunter. Snowy Owls will kill, and eat even large prey such as geese, artic hares, pheasant, and foxes. They will even catch and consume fish. The owl will consume its prey whole, if it is small, and then regurgitate the fur and bones as pellets. Larger prey will …

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