There are many pet owners who spend a major part of their monthly budgets at the local pet clinic. These pet owners have to take a few simple steps to ensure their pets are healthy and free from problems. Preventative care of your pets is important if you want to keep your pet healthy and reduce the medical bills of your pet. The article will concentrate care of cats and dogs as they are the most common pets. Brushing your dog can help in restoring the vibrant coat of your pet. It is a good idea to remove the extra fur as it helps the skin to breath and strengthens their immune system. For more pet care tips check out mountpleasantSCkennel.com.
Animal lovers hate to leave their pets behind when going on vacation. Some of us even hate the idea of going to work. Dogs and cats are part of the family and it feels as if a child is being left behind. An auto pet feeder can help families give their special members some independence.
There are many models to consider ranging from watering units to feeding devices. One of the most outstanding models on the market today is an auto pet feeder that provides five days worth of meals for your animal. While I would never recommend that a family leave its pets alone for five whole days, I think that there are many great used for this auto pet feeder.
The elderly are believed to live longer, happier lives when they have pets to keep them company. However, it can be difficult for some seniors to take care of their animals. An auto pet feeder is ideal for people who have difficultly remembering when to feed (and when not to feed) their animals.
An electronic automatic pet feeding device is a great gift for an older relative or friend. They can enjoy their pets without worrying about regular feedings. They have the peace of mind knowing that their animal is well fed and not over-fed. There are other benefits to using this kind of device.
You’ve heard the saying, “Too many cooks spoil the broth.” This holds true for pet owners. Families may have members who are a little anxious to treat their dog or cat to a tasty meal. Unfortunately, many pets wind up getting fed too much food during the day because many of these family members don’t communicate well.
An auto pet feeder is ideal because the family can simply use the machine to determine how much food their dog or cat gets in a day. You can choose from a number of different settings. The dispenser can disperse food once, twice or up to five times each day. You also have control of how much time elapses between feedings.
Cleaning the unit is a breeze, too. An auto pet feeder should have dishes that are dishwasher safe. You also want to look for a unit that has rotating dishes that give your dog or cat a clean eating surface each time. All you need to do is wash the dishes at the end of the day and refill the unit at night.
Cats and dogs are said to be life-long enemies. Hence, they came up with the phrase “fighting like cats and dogs” whenever two persons can’t tolerate each other. But, I have seen so many homes that both have cats and dogs as pets. So, I don’t think that this assumption is accurate. These two species might not learn to love each other, but at least they can tolerate each other’s presence. If these two animals will be exposed to each other earlier in life, they might do fine their entire lives. This practice might actually teach them to accept other animals easily more than their own kind.
However, there are dogs that should not be kept with cats or other small animals. Such species of dogs include terriers such as Jack Russells and pit bulls. They are the kind with the strongest hunting heritage, thus, viewing other animals as prey. These hunting dogs have a very sharp predatory instinct and will chase and attack any moving object without thinking twice.
Dogs that are used to be outside the house are the ones who are most likely to chase and attack a cat once it moves. There is really something about being outdoors that pushes the hunting instinct of the dog into a firecracker. So, if you are planning to rescue a stray dog, I suggest that you should know the history of the dog’s attitude and behavior around cats. Many shelters will allow you to “test” the dog before completing the adoption.
Cats, on the other hand, may have a positive response to a dog if they never had a bad experience with the presence of a canine. Negative interaction may be firmly embedded to a cat’s mind that is why he/she can’t tolerate the other kind. But, most cats do not attack without being provoked. So, if you have a canine in the house and you want to adopt a cat, it is a good idea to know its history and to “test” it before bringing it to your house.
There are some steps that you need to follow if you are thinking of bringing a dog to a cat household or vice-versa. First, separate the two animals by using a crate or putting them into different rooms. Second, make your dog realize that you are the boss and that he needs to respect you and your possessions. This way you can “explain” to your dog that the cat is yours and needs to be treated well. Third, always keep your cats things and toys from the reach of the dog. And lastly, make sure that the cat is safe if there will come a chance that the two of them go on fighting and chasing one another. This process may take six or eight weeks or even longer, so always keep your patience.
The first meeting is the hardest and the most critical time of their lives, so it is important to make the introductions as smooth as possible. Keep the meeting brief and positive. Don’t forget to praise the two of them if they behave well with the presence of the other. And never leave the two of them unattended in the same room.