Appropriate Pet Care Vs. Animal Abuse

With so many high profile cases of people, neglecting their animals I thought it might be a good time to discuss proper care of pets. What bothers me the most about these incidences is that people seem to genuinely think they have not done anything wrong. If you have any doubts as to what is proper care of an animal, look no further.

Here is a list of appropriate care for an animal.

Know your animal. Each type of pet is different and so is each breed. Purchase a good instructional book and get to know all of the health and behavioral quirks of your pet. Care for them accordingly.

All pets must be fed according to type and breed

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Taking Care of Your Pet Rabbit

The best rabbits to keep are male rabbits that tend to be placid and laid back once neutered. Neutering and spaying is highly encouraged as both sexes tend to be less aggressive and more placid once their tendency to mate has been removed. Female rabbits are also suitable and although both may appear nervous they will rarely bite unless scared. They are much more suitable for older children and can live for between 6 to 8 years.

Rabbits are naturally very nervous animals and it may take a little while for them to get used to their new surroundings. Unlike rats that normally shouldn’t be handled for a day after they move in, rabbits should be left for about 5 …

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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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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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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 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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Pet Rat Care FAQ: Echinacea to Prevent Respiratory Illness

Pet Rat Care FAQ: Echinacea to Prevent Respiratory IllnessPet rats are prone to respiratory infections. Many tend to relapse after being ill just once. Giving pet rats the herb Echinacea may help prevent respiratory infections. It is an herbal remedy and a lot of research has gone into its uses. Based on personal experience, Echinacea has helped pet rats that were once severely ill remain healthy after initial antibiotic treatment for respiratory illness.

What is Echinacea?

According to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Echinacea comes from the coneflower. The plant and its roots are used to make the herb. It comes in many forms, including a liquid form that can be used for rats. It is used to treat and prevent the common cold and …

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