The Best of Care & Feeding for Your Pet Dachshund

The Best of Care & Feeding for Your Pet Dachshund

Dachshunds, German for badger dog, were bred long and low in order to crawl down holes to flush out badgers. They are muscular, with short legs, long bodies and most of them have shiny coats although there are also long-coated and wire-haired Dachshund varieties. Dachshunds come in three sizes, standard, miniature, and “rabbit”. They were tenacious hunters, and, naturally, still have the hunter’s instinct, which sometimes makes training them a challenge.

Like all pets, your pet Dachshund will need regular visits to the veterinarian, fresh water, grooming (coat and nails), affection, and discipline. The sleek coated dogs are very easy to groom and keep clean. About all they need is the occasional bath, cleaning of the ears, and brushing with …

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Pet Care: Rat

Pet Care: Rat

The idea that rats are dirty and mean is a common misconception. This may be true about sewer rats or swamp rats who live in filthy places but it is false when referring to pet rats. Domesticated rats are intelligent, curious, friendly and entertaining. Rats found in pet shops are descended from the Norwegian or brown rat. They are small and have been bred over the years to be suitable pets. Their color ranges from white to black with many shades in between. Pet rats are actually one of the cleanest rodents you will find in a pet shop.

When planning to have a rat as a pet it is important to be careful to pick one that is healthy. …

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Frugal Pet Care: How to Reduce Your Pet Care Expenses

Frugal Pet Care: How to Reduce Your Pet Care ExpensesI have learned that there are several things you can do to save money on your pets and their care. Everyone knows how to shop for coupons that you can use to purchase dog food. Search Factoidz for other articles that provide the names of websites you can use to find these coupons. Most people are resigned to paying full price for items that are purchased such as the flea medicine and heartworm pills. But, did you know that most veterinarian offices will match online prices? Bring in an online quote and your veterinarian’s office may match that pricing. I use Banfield and they do match online pricing. (They are inside PetSmart.) This allows me to pick up the things …

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Pet Care: Checklist for Ferret Sitters

When you leave your ferrets in the care of a pet sitter, it can be unnerving. With a bit of preparation you can make your time away smooth and comfortable for everyone. Responsible pet care includes a clear and precise ferret sitter reference guide so you, the pet sitter and the ferrets are at ease.

The basics

Write down the specific days and times you are traveling. Include flight numbers if applicable.

Give your pet sitter the security code to your home, so she can enter and exit without stirring up trouble.

Have these telephone numbers legibly printed on a single piece of paper: 
-Your contact number 
-A contact number for 2 locals (friends or relatives) to call in …

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Online Resources: Pet Care

Depending on the type of pet you own there are various online resources that can help you take good care of them and make sure they are healthy. Out of the thousands of sites that may offer tips the following resources are some of the best around. This article of resources is designed to help you better care for your pet so they can be healthy and happy in your keeping.

Online Resources: Cats

Your furry little feline companion, so loving, so full of personality and yes even a little bit of an attitude every once in a while. Cats are a common household pet because of their ability to show love and kindness toward their owner… they are cute …

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Your Pet Quarter Horse's Care & Feeding Requirements

Having a horse can be a great responsibility. It will require great dedication and in most cases some money. They are naturally very good companions and are genetically inclined to graze in open areas with their herd. Caring and feeding your quarter horse is pretty much the same as caring and feeding any horse.

While your quarter horse learns to adapt to life in the stable it is important to exercise your quarter horse to meet their physical needs. Horses often become bored and restless when they lack companions, whether human or other horses. When allowing your horse to graze, it is vital to check for hazards in the grazing area. Be on the look for holes in the fences, …

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