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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How to Make Cute Pet Rocks

In the 1970’s, pet rocks were all the rage, but they really were not cute. Everyone had to have one of these ordinary and not-so-cuddly inanimate creatures that was nothing more than a rock. How about reviving this fad of the 70’s by making pet rocks better than ever? Unlike real pets they will not leave behind unwanted presents on floors and furniture, and they will never require veterinary visits, grooming, or food. Although pet rocks cannot feel love or give love in return, handpainted varieties really are adorable, and the benefits far outweigh the fact that they will do absolutely nothing but sit around looking cute.

Necessary Supplies to Make Cute Pet Rocks

To make cute pet rocks that …

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Dallas Dog Parks Are Warm and Welcoming for Pets and Owners

Are you a dog owner looking for places to enjoy some time outside with your four legged friends? Check out these local area dog parks that offer a great place to enjoy playtime for everyone.

White Rock Creek Dog Park
8000 E Mockingbird Lane
Dallas, TX 75334
Neighborhood: Lakewood

This spacious park is surrounded by scenic views of the lake, and cyclist riding by overlooking all the activity. With several acres of fenced in playgrounds, an animal friendly group greets owners and pets with a few pets for adoption upon entering. The grass field is clean, with all sorts of dogs and families commingling for good fun. With plenty of trash receptacles throughout, makes it easy to pick up after …

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How to Care for Your Pet Gecko

3 Ways to Help Your Leopard Gecko Live a Happy Life | PetSmart

Each species of gecko will have its own special requirements and needs, but there are some common requirements that all species will share. Housing, moisture, food, day and night cycle and a hide box are pretty much the same for all species.

Housing:

Geckos in general are arboreal which means they climb and live above the ground. With the exception of a few species which either live on the ground or cant climb. To have a healthy gecko you need to have a terrarium that has plenty of room and things to climb on. Branches, plants and rocks are some good examples. Proper bedding is essential for geckos. Sand should never be used. When a gecko feeds it may accidentally …

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How to Promote Your Pet Day Care Business

How to Promote Your Pet Day Care BusinessIt is quite easy to promote your pet day care business. You just have to remember which audience you desire to advertise towards. You can turn promotion into profits when it is done successfully. Here are 3 ways on how to promote your pet day care business.

The Vet’s Office

This is an excellent place to advertise your business locally is at each veterinarian office. This is where you will get the attention of most people who would like your services. You will want to advertise yourself in all veterinarian offices in your area. Try to expand yourself to advertise in smaller towns around the area in order to generate more profit too.

Dog Parks

A large city usually has …

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Lizards: An Optimal Pet Choice for Allergy Sufferers

Lizards: An Optimal Pet Choice for Allergy Sufferers

Lizards: An Optimal Pet Choice for Allergy Sufferers

Owning a pet can have many benefits, from therapeutic to teaching responsibility and lessons about death. While 70 percent of American homes have a dog or a cat, many people have allergic reactions to these lovable creatures. According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, approximately 10% of the population may be allergic to animals. Along with dogs and cats, the list of pets that trigger allergies include most of the common household pets: hamsters, gerbils, rabbits, guinea pigs and birds. Large fish tanks can increase the humidity in a home which can also bother asthma sufferers.

If you have a household member with animal allergies, a reptile may be the pet for you. As you look into …

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How to Raise and Care for Your Pet Pit Bull

How to Raise and Care for Your Pet Pit BullThe Pit Bull Terrier can be a wonderful pet. How can you live with a pit bull safely? Some may ask this question because of all the negative things reported about the breed. Others may love the breed, because they have had a great experience as a pit bull owner. I am one of the latter.

There is no denying that there have been many pit bulls that have been the “victim” of their own aggressive behavior. Victim? Yes, I say this because I believe that it is the responsibility of the owner to raise and train any dog properly. The mentality of the owner will determine the behavior of the dog.

Remember dogs make great pets if we care …

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How to Care for Your Pet Chinchilla

How to Care for Your Pet Chinchilla

Chinchillas make great low maintenance pets. They can be given lots of attention or very little and seem to do equally well. You can recognize a chinchilla because they have a rodent shaped face with a squirrel-type tail and are incredible soft to touch. The chinchilla grows its fur so thickly that no parasites like mites and fleas can survive on them. So, one less worry to have about the pet. If kept healthy, you can expect to have your chinchilla for 20 years.

Chinchillas are vegetarian and really won’t bite you at all. If one seems to be biting you, it is just using its tongue to learn more about you. Once the chinchilla becomes acquainted with you and …

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Pet Care Forever

Pet Care Forever

When you decide to offer your home to a Pet, not only should you think of their daily care … but their care at the hands of others should someting happen to you.

Many times our family or close friends do not have the same capacity of love for our “loyal companions” as we have. However, there are many ways to remedy that.

I’m going to break this down into categories of:
Person, you
Loyal Companion, your Pet(s)
Caregivers, Trustee, Beneficiary etc.
Funding Source

 

1.) You – as the Guardian of your Pet(s) you can determine who can look after them and the capacity of
care you want them to receive … right down to the smallest …

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