Jun 12

Things People Don’t Usually Know about Cats

All felines, be them wild or domesticated, are part of the very same family, the one called Felidae. The domesticated cat comes from a species of small sized wild cats, called Felis Silvestris. The only feline which lives in packs is the lion. All the other felines are solitary hunters, they rather live on their own than go for a community life. Another interesting and unusual fact about cats is that their heart can beat two times faster than the human heart. Thus, a cat’s heart can beat 240 times/minute. Felines also have a faster metabolism, and therefore their heart needs more oxygen. It’s the very rhythm of the heart that requires this.

According to some experts, cats were initially domesticated 4000 years ago in Egypt, when people noticed how good cats were at catching mice that fed on their stored cereals. It’s a generally known fact that cats were worshiped in ancient Egypt, but few people know that cats also enjoyed a lot of attention in Rome, too. Romans believed that the cat was the god of freedom, and it was the only animal which was allowed to enter Roman temples. Cats were brought in 54 BC by Julius Caesar’s troopes to Britannia. When Britannia allied with Gallia, i.e. with nowadays France, to fight the Romans who had brought cats as mascots for their fight, cats spread all over the European continent.

The first cat cartoon was created in 1910 by George Herriman in his comic book entitled “Krazy Kat”, created for the New York Evening Journal. Cats are said to live for about 14-15 years. But still there are cases in which cats live a lot much longer. Such was the case of “Cr�me Puff”, the oldest female cat which lived in Austin, Texas, and died of old age in

Jun 12

Letter To Your Neighbor Regarding Their Barking Dog

Many of us have been faced with the dilemma of a neighbors barking dog and how we are to get the dog to stop barking. Solutions range from the extreme of calling law enforcement to the more personal conversation with your neighbor. Either way, the thought of having to deal with such an unpleasant situation is enough to make you sick from stress. How do you like that? You get stressed over having to stop your neighbors dog from barking. Knowing that many people have to deal with this problem, much like I did, I thought it would be helpful if I shared a letter that I wrote to my neighbor. Hopefully you can cut and paste this into a word document and make some minor tweaks that better fit your personality. Here is the letter for your use

Dear Neighbor,

As Im sure you are unaware, your dog has been barking throughout the day while youve been at work. I try to calm him down by talking through the fence to him. Unfortunately, this only seems to aggravate him more. I wish there was something I could do that would get him to stop barking. Since I work odd hours, Im normally home during the day and need to get rest. Im not sure if you would consider a bark collar or not but we need to find a solution to the barking.

Ive had friends who have called law enforcement on their neighbors before informing them of the barking problem first. I am the type of person that would like to resolve the issue between us before ever having to consider that option.

I think a bark collar or a Bark Free Ultrasonic device would be two great solutions. My cousin uses the bark collar

Jun 11

Taking Care of Pregnant Labradors

When you are blessed with a pregnant Labrador, you have to take care of them. Usually, most pregnant Labradors are at their state because of planned events. They need the best of care to ensure they will bring healthy babies.

For instance, make sure that the pregnant Labrador is at the right age to be pregnant and give birth. This is important because some dogs are bred accidentally during their first heat. The Labrador should be at least one year old. This is the right age for breeding dogs.

Make sure that you make regular veterinarian visits, especially if your pregnant Labrador was not examined before becoming pregnant. This will guarantee that your dog remains healthy and the puppies are examined to make sure they are doing ok.

Regular exercise helps in keeping the muscles toned while promoting general health of your pregnant Labrador. It can be potentially dangerous for both the mother and her puppies if your pregnant Labrador becomes overweight or obese.

Vaccination, Parasite Control and Nutrition for a Pregnant Labrador

When your Labrador becomes pregnant, you have to take care of them more. Be wary about various issues such as nutrition, exercise, vaccination, parasite control and other diseases.

Make sure you have given the necessary vaccinations for your dog. Pregnant Labradors need extra immunity because it would directly affect her puppies through her milk. However, it is not recommended to vaccinate pregnant Labradors. So make sure to take her to the vet for immunizations before breeding.

Another thing to consider is intestinal parasites and heartworms. This is important to watch for because pregnant Labradors could pass these parasites on to their puppies. Therefore, along with immunizing, make sure that your dog receives all the examinations necessary before breeding to guarantee

Jun 10

Find Out More About The Chocolate Labrador Dog – Gentle And Fun For Children

Many families with children are thinking about adopting pets, but may put the idea on the back burner trying to think about which type of pet would be safe and fun for children in play. Here’s a true story that may help you make your choice.

In my childhood, The pet beloved by all in the neighbourhood was Ben the chocolate Labrador. Ben had a good disposition, provided hours of fun and entertainment with his love of water, usually in the form of sprinklers and a bunch of kids, absolutely loved children. Ben came from a long line of water loving dogs, rejoicing in a lake where he could practice his swimming and diving abilities. Ben’s ancestry bred an instinct of compassion and protectiveness towards people. Ben was so smart and sensitive.

There was a blind lady who lived down the street, and Ben always seemed to know when she ventured out with her cane to make her way to the mailbox. He’d stand by her side, in all his chocolate Labrador beauty, tail fluffy and friendly, guiding her along her way. Ben was the best of chocolate Labradors I knew, he was like an angel. Even the color of his coat was lovable and comforting.

In the United States, it seems that the Labrador is the most popular family pet. They have tender dispositions, are easy to train, of an obedient nature, loving and friendly, with an intelligent and companionable character. The Labradors are quick to learn and respond enthusiastically to praise for their good deeds. With all these wonderful characteristics and maybe because of my own memories, the chocolate Labrador is so especially appealing. They are not necessarily guard dogs but watchdogs. They’ll let you know when a stranger approaches, but chocolate Labradors are not attack dogs.

In

Jun 10

Finding A Vet For Your Labrador Retriever

If you are a pet owner then youll know one of the most important and possibly one of the most difficult things to do is find a Vet. A lot of pet owners obtain referrals from family or friends, but if youre new to this it maybe difficult where to start.

A place to begin from would be to make a list of potential vets in your local area from the phone book, include any referrals offered from family or friends and make an appointment to meet each one. Explain to them that youre looking for a vet and would like to ask a few questions about your Labrador Retriever or even see if you can bring your dog with you to meet them.

The next thing you might like to consider before meeting the vet are about their office and waiting areas. Are they clean; is the staff friendly to you and your pet? Does it resemble a friendly environment for puppy and others in the waiting room?

Things to ask the vet could be any or all of the following:
Are same day appointments possible?

What are their fees and service structure or policies, do they have special services if you know your Labrador Retriever requires them. Are you able to have a fee schedule? Do they offer or accept pet insurance? Are you able to pay fees by credit card?

Do they offer 24 hour emergency services or linked to an animal hospital near by.

Ask about their experience and educational background, perhaps relating to Labrador Retrievers and any issues theyve seen in this breed. What are their views on spaying or neutering and at what age?

Is the vet able to answer all your questions without rushing you out the door?
If you bring

Jun 09

Getting The Best Labrador Food For Your Dog

Every dog is different and Labradors have their own needs which must be looked after if they are to be happy and healthy. The Labrador is a very popular type of dog which many people own but they do need care which differs from other types of dog.

You can give your Labrador the treatment he or she deserves by making sure they get the best food. You can get Labrador food from many reputable retailers who have tailored products to this very popular and well loved breed of dog. You can get food for your Labrador whatever their needs are, whether they are a puppy, or older and in need of more care.

Many companies specially tailor food for your Labrador Retriever Puppy so that you can help it grow big and strong. There are foods tailored to each stage of their development to build up their natural defences, aid their digestive health and more. You can make sure that your dog feels good on the inside and looks good on the outside by looking after their diet with the right food.

It is important for your Labrador to maintain a healthy weight and to grow in the early stages of its life. With the right food you can help their bone structure and help with harmonious weight gain by delivering the right balance of energy, protein, calcium and more from the right dog foods.

You can also help your Labrador retriever puppy to have a healthy lifestyle with food that can aid their digestive health. You can help your puppy get a balance in the intestinal flora because the best Labrador foods will have prebiotics and other ingredients which contribute to optimal stool quality. These ingredients include L.I.P proteins selected especially because they are high quality.

You

Jun 08

How To Train A Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retrievers are perfect family dogs. Although originally bred for hunting, they are good natured and don’t mind being bossed around. Therefore, they are well-suited for obedience training.

Labrador Retrievers are very loyal and arguably, the smartest breed among canines. Labs are medium-sized dogs that are certainly strong enough to create chaos if untrained. They are extremely playful and oftentimes, too playful for your own comfort.

It is imperative to train your Labrador Retriever to have a pleasant relationship with the canine companion. Here are key tips to consider in training your Lab.

1.Start young.

A Labrador Retriever pup if not trained early will develop bad habits. The older the dog gets the more difficult it will be to alter the behavior.

You should start training the dog on its 8th week after birth. Immediately eradicate behaviors you won’t like your dogs to have later in life. A highly excitable pup that jumps at you is cute but an 18 lb pup can grow up to 80 lbs rather quickly. A full grown 80 lb Labrador Retriever habitually jumping at you is not.

2.Socialize early

Labradors should learn to cope and connect with other people and dogs. This breed is very social; they like to feel that they are not alone. Socializing them early is essential to its well-being.

3.Be the Top Dog!!!

One should understand that dogs by nature, follows a hierarchal system. The Alpha male gets the first, and the best. Everyone else is just subordinates. The Labrador Retriever is no different.

It is extremely important for you to take the lead and be the alpha personality. If you’re able to establish this stance with your Lab, he will acknowledge it just fine. The dog will know its place and it will be its pleasure to

Jun 03

Help! My Labrador Retriever Is Eating The Furniture!

Many new Lab owners are not familiar with the fact that these puppies have a natural tendency to nip and bite at human hands and arms. In fact, these little guys will put anything in their mouths that can fit. Unfortunately, some dog owners mistake this behavior as pure biting and unfairly scold and punish the animal. You must understand that Labradors are genetically designed to have an oral fixation, specifically for retrieving.

They must be trained with positive reinforcement not to mouth and bite at people’s limbs. A fitting analogy is to look at a Labrador puppy the same as a piranha, but with fur. They run around with their mouths open literally hunting down anything to put in it, something, anything, whatever they can find!

When these puppies get older they have a tendency to start grabbing onto your arms and clothing. Such behavior should be considered inappropriate and completely stopped before it develops into an act of dominance. But as you may have heard before, training a Labrador not to grab onto your arms and clothes with its mouth needs to be carefully instituted. You can never totally stop your Lab from putting things in its mouth but you can certainly teach him to make better choices.

Health Problems Due To Mouthing Stuff

Another fitting analogy to describe the oral fixation of a Labrador Retriever is to consider them like vacuum cleaners. Many times they accidentally suck up and swallow objects which can lead to health problems, especially if they get a hold of products that have poisons in them.

Labradors have been known to swallow toys, balls, rocks, socks, rawhide, bicycle seats, and even knives! Basically anything that can fit in their mouth and down its throat is fair game to the motivated Labrador Retriever.

Jun 03

Hypoallergenic Dogs For Allergy People

Hypoallergenic dog has a lowered tendency to bring you allergies or reactions to allergy suffers. There are no pure 100% hypoallergenic dogs! People with allergies react to different breeds of dogs differently. Each person has a unique allergic threshold.

The dander is the problem to allergy suffers, not the hair. Hypoallergenic dogs are producing allergens but certain coat varieties will produce less than others. Two coats dogs produce less amounts ofallergens, and the hairless varieties can even produce enough dander to effect allergy people.

If you wonder your dog if it will affect you even though its a hypoallergenic dog ask your breeder if you can see one of his dogs. Go to the breeder’s house and stay 20-30 minutes then go home directly and see what happens. Here is a list of some of the hypoallergenic dogs to choose:

Golden Retrievers
Labrador Retrievers
American Hairless Terrier-medium size
Siberian Huskies
Basenji-medium
Bichon Frise
Alaskan Malamutes
Border Terrier-small
American Eskimos
Cairn-medium size
Chihuahuas
Chinese Crested (hairless)-medium size
Havanese
Shiba Inus
Kerry Blue Terrier-medium size
Maltese
Miniature Schnauzer
Portuguese Water Dog-medium size
Shih Tzu
Samoyeds
Spanish Water Dog-medium size
Standard Schnauzer-medium size
Chow Chows
Tibetan Terrier-medium size
Catahoula Leopard Dogs
Poodle
Bernese Mountain Dogs
West Highland White Terrier-medium size
Wirehaired Fox Terrier-medium size
Border Collies
Yorkshire Terrier

They are hybrid dogs which are also good pets for allergic people. These dogs have less or no dander. Here are few to choose:

Cockapoo
Labradoodle
Yorkipoo

Air purifier and a good vacuum may help keep the allergies down.

Of course, bathing and grooming your dog frequently could help however

Jun 02

Dog Food Secrets To Keep Your Dog Happy

When I came across a book known as “Dog Food Secrets”, I had no idea how great it would be. Plenty of vital statistics are provided on dog health and the longevity of different dogs. So many companies claim they have the best dog food for our dogs but this is not exactly true. With this book, I have learned useful ways to feed my dog properly and so add to its life as a result.

If dogs are not looked after properly it can lead to a significant loss of vitality. Dogs with healthier diets have been proven to lead to happier lives for the dogs.

Many pet products, including commercial dog foods, can have chemicals which could even be harmful to our pets. Dog owners are as a result spending thousands of dollars on vet bills. In fact, we are feeding our pets with products containing chemicals that are typically banned in human food because of their causing different cancers and hair loss, amongst other things.

As a dog lover I want to provide my dog with good dog food, food that is wholesome and free from harmful chemicals. This book has introduced me to ways that I can give my babies the best foods and provide them with the best possible life. Thanks to having this book, I’m able to keep my dogs in a far healthier condition for as long as possible.

Dog Food Secrets is a dog owner’s guide to a happier and healthier pet. Thanks to this book, your dog will have a better overall nutrition and so you can offer your furry friends alternative recipes for their food. The wonderful foods can be prepared in larger batches and frozen so you can feed your dog this nutritious food every day. This book is

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