Pets Information Channel:
More free online ebooks tips articles:
Advertising | Affiliate revenue sharing | Auctions | Best Tips and Home Remedies | Blogging | Crafts & Hobbies | Currency Trading | mesothelioma lung cancer and asbestos | Mortgage and refinance | Pets | Web Site design
We would like to thank the local libraries, schools, and universities for recommending students to visit us when doing research on any of our information topics.
Please check back frequently as new topics are added and current topics are updated daily.
For a cat, scratching is a natural, necessary act. Besides keeping her claws in top shape, the stretching involved in a good scratch keeps her upper body strong and loose. Also, every time a cat scratches a surface, scent glands between her toes leave her signature smell for others to find. In this way, she marks her territory, even if that happens to be in your living room.
Just because a cat must scratch doesn't mean she must destroy your furniture. Redirecting a cat's scratching to an appropriate object simply requires patience, flexibility and time. To keep your cat from grooming her claws on your couch, you must give her some furniture of her own.
Scratching posts come in a wide variety of sizes and textures. If your cat doesn't use the scratching post you have purchased, observe what she does scratch. Most cats have a preference as to the texture they scratch on. Experts discourage providing carpet-covered posts, especially if you have carpeting in your house. Your cat won't understand the difference between the carpet on the scratching post and that on the floor. They both feel good to her.
Some cats like to extend their entire bodies when they stretch to scratch. Others just work their shoulder muscles. If your cat is one of the former, you'll need to provide a tall, sturdy scratching surface. No matter what height your cat likes to use, be sure the scratching surface is stable. If your cat begins scratching and the post or board falls, it will frighten her and she will likely not use it again.
Another important factor to consider when providing scratching surfaces is their location. If you watch your cat, you'll notice she will tend to look for a scratching spot wherever you spend a lot of time. That is why so many cats ruin their owner's easy chair or couch. She is marking your spot as part of her territory, claiming ownership over you just in case some other cat comes in and gets the wrong idea. Putting a scratching post beside your favorite relaxing place will let her do her job without annoying you.
Remember, too, that your entire home is her territory. For that reason, it is a good idea to place scratching surfaces throughout the house, in places where you tend to linger. Bedrooms, kitchens, home offices are all places that are important to your cat because that is where you are likely to be.
If your cat persists in scratching furniture instead of the appropriate surface, you will have to retrain her. When you catch her about to scratch inappropriately, say "no" in a loud voice. Pick her up and carry her to her scratching surface. Some experts suggest gently taking her paw and simulating scratching to give her the right idea. If your cat only attacks the furniture when you are out of sight, it might be best to confine her to one room when you can't supervise her. Be sure to put food, water, a litter box and, of course, a scratching surface in the room with her. Once she seems to have gotten the hang of only using her scratching posts, she can have free run of the house again.
© 2005, Kathy Burns-Millyard.
This article is provided courtesy of MyPetAnimals.com - http://www.mypetanimals.com - a large and growing pet website featuring articles, tips, advice and shopping for popular pet supplies, toys and accessories.
This article may be freely published on any website, as long as the author, copyright, website address and link, and this notice are left intact.
Martha Stewart, Mom to More Than a Dozen Animals, Will Do Anything for Her Pets But Bake
Cats, dogs, horses, peacocks, ducks, geese, chickens, canaries; Martha Stewart is Mom to them all. The self-proclaimed lifelong animal lover lives with her bevy of pets on a farm, where the animals are treated to wide open spaces and plenty of exercise.
SW News Media
Pets of the Week
SW News Media
Margarita is very friendly, affectionate, and out-going with people she knows. When you sit she jumps into your lap and enjoys petting and brushing. She rubs up against your face and ankles. Margarita watches for you at the window, door greets, and ...
PETS ON PLANES | Southwest Airlines will only allow dogs & cats
LINTHICUM, Md. (WBFF) - Forget flying with snakes, birds or bunnies. Southwest is the latest airline to change its policies for bringing animals on board. Next month, only dogs and cats will be considered emotional support animals. The changes start Sept.
Southwest Airlines Becomes the Latest Carrier to Overhaul Its Pet Policy
Customers with Disabilities - Southwest Airlines
Death from a dog lick? Veterinarian explains rare infection triggered ...
A veterinarian explains a rare infection that's triggered by pet's saliva.
Think your pet has what it takes to be a therapy pet?
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Pet Partners of Kansas City works to bring therapy pets and handlers to hospitals, cancer centers, nursing homes, and schools across the area — and they need more teams to fulfill all the requests. So, what does it take for a pet ...
Unhealthy air quality: How to keep your pets safe in the haze
Doctors with DoveLewis animal hospital say pet owners should limit animals' outdoor time as the wildfire smoke continues to spread across the region.
Why Do We Give Our Pets Death With Dignity but Not Ourselves?
The room is dim and hushed. On the floor before me lies a shaggy bear of a dog. His name is Shep, and he's some combination of Great Pyrenees and probably German shepherd. His owners, Anne and Rich, adopted him to guard their dairy goats from ...
5 pets that need a home
These animals are available for adoption at the Virginia Beach Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 3040 Holland Road. Call 757-427-0070 or visit www.vbspca.com. The adoption fee is $80 for adult cats and $150 for adult dogs, and includes ...
FDA warns of pet owners using animals to get opioids
As America's opioid epidemic rages, some pet owners could be stealing pain medications intended for their furry friends, according to a statement from FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb. "We recognize that opioids and other pain medications have a ...
People are using their pets to get opioids, FDA warns
Statement by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, on the FDA's new resource guide to support responsible opioid ...
Opioid Resources for Veterinarians - American Veterinary Medical Association
How to stay safe around red tide
According to the Florida Wildlife Commission, the blooms not only discolor seawater and produce toxins, they can sicken or even kill fish, seabirds, turtles, and marine mammals, such as manatees. These toxins can also harm people and their pets.
Gov. Scott Issues Emergency Order for Red Tide
Red Tide - Statewide Status - FWC
Gov. Rick Scott declares state of emergency for red tide outbreak in southwest Florida
RELATED PET ARTICLES FROM THE PET INFORMATION CHANNEL::
The Fun of Do It Yourself Snake and other Reptile Cages
Are you nuts? You think banging your finger with a hammer is fun? No, I don't. But building your own snake and other reptile cages can be a fun and rewarding experience.
Larger Dog Food Isles
Grocery Stores could use some larger Dog Food Isles. Not because there are more brands of Dog Food.
How To Toilet Train Your Cat
Tired of cleaning the cat box? Here are some tips on how to train your cat to use the toilet. So, you're sick and tired of scooping poo from your cat's litter box, emptying the residual mess, and gagging from the whole process.
How To Raise A Goldfish
Did you know that your goldfish can live for over 10 years? Under the right conditions he can live even longer but most never make it past the first year! If you want your goldfish to live long and healthy lives, you've got to provide the proper environment. It's a common misconception that a goldfish can live in a tiny bowl.
What's the Best Diet for a Pregnant Cat?
Pregnant cats have to eat for two, three, four, five, even six cats. So her regular meal is just not enough.
Canine Selection: A Guideline for Picking Your Perfect Companion
Let's face it - everything is cute when it's small and furry. Puppies especially, but keep in mind that even a wolverine is playfully adorable if it's young enough, so for the sake of all the dogs out there and your life, make a personal selection that is suited to your lifestyle.
Crate Training Dogs & Puppies- FAQ
1) Why should I crate train my dog? Crate Training is the fastest and most humane method of housebreaking dogs. Have you ever seen a dog under a table, chair or bed? The reason is that dogs naturally want to seek shelter, even in a house.
Our Children's Story
One we must regrettably share with our children for they most certainly will find out on their own. PREFACE: We hope they learn from our foibles stemming from ignorance, apathy and politics.
Thanks to Disney's Motion Picture 'Finding Nemo,' almost everybody is familiar with clownfish. Clownfish, or Anemone fishes, from the family Pomacentridae, are one of the easiest tropical marine aquarium fish to breed.
What's the Real Deal on Pet Insurance?
Even if you haven't had a run-in involving your pet of late, pet insurance has probably crossed your mind. And if you have, the bill for any non-routine care may have cost you anywhere from a cool couple hundred to nearly a grand.
West Highland Terrier Rescue Dog - What To Expect When You Bring It Home
Congratulations on your choice to bring home a West Highland Terrier rescue dog. By electing to adopt one of the rescued Westies, you are giving an older dog a chance to find a loving new home. In many ways, this is simpler than going through the arduous process of training a westie terrier puppy.
4 Ways In Which You Can Spoil Your Dog Rotten
You spoil your pooch as close to rotten as you can get, don't you? Hey, who doesn't? It's almost impossible not to, with those adorable, big, beautiful eyes, the little lashes, the soft fur just behind the ears? they almost beg to be spoiled. But what can you really do? There are all of those new doggie day spas, doggie day cares, and other doggie luxury services, but how often can you really afford things like that? I mean, most people rarely have enough cash in the bank to get themselves a surprise manicure and pedicure, much less spring for their pups to get a quadripedicure.
Improve Your Dogs Health With a Natural Diet
It goes without saying that your dog needs suitable nutrition to remain healthy. Vets and pet food manufacturers often have differing views on appropriate nutrition for your dog.
Beds for Smaller Dogs
All puppies are small dogs - some, however, won't be small for very long. You have to know how big your dog is going to be when it is fully grown before you can buy it a bed of its own, unless, that is, you don't mind buying your beloved canine friend a new bed every six months or so for several years.
Dog Vomiting? Help Your Dog Now
In most cases you should not be too concerned about your dog vomiting. If you know that the dog got into something or you changed its diet, you can probably wait 24 hours to see if the vomiting clears up, but only if your dog does not appear lethargic.
5 Things to Know about Animal Rescue Groups
Over the past decade, breed rescue groups have become a major force in dog adoptions. These rescue groups limit their effort to a particular breed of dog including purebreds.
Buster the Beloved Pussycat
"Dogs have owners; cats have staff," and I have worked for some wonderful cats in my time. The one I loved best was named Buster.
Heartworms Alert - Know The Warning Signs To Save Your Pets Health!
Has your pet recently been coughing, eating less, or being more lethargic than usual? If so, it is possible that your pet is infected with heartworms and may need immediate help and attention. Heartworms may infect a host for up to 2 years before any signs or symptoms are visible, and often when they are diagnosed it may be too late for some pets.
Cold Weather Pet Care
As we find ourselves in the middle of winter, it's important to pay particular attention to our pets when they're outside. When temperatures get into the twenties and below, with whipping winds, pets can suffer serious health problems.
How To Setup A Freshwater Tropical Fish Tank
This is an 11 step guide to setting up a freshwater aquarium in your home. Equipment you will need: Aquarium Aquarium gravel Aquarium filter Replacement filter media Heater Other decorations (such as plants) Chemical test kits Fish food Aquarium vacuum Fish net Glass Scrubber 5-gallon bucket Pasta strainer STEP 1: Realize the responsibility involved.
Find used office equipment in Ohio at www.OfficeJax.Has.It
Find the best fleamarkets at www.FleaMarketWorld.Has.It
Find electric powered vehicles at www.NoGas.Drives.It
Katrina's pet sitting and house sitting services Akron Ohio
Find homes for rent
Northwest Veterinary Practice
|[Back to Top]
|akron ohio pet supply pet store littlest pet shop pet store supply pet shop adoption pet insurance pet grooming pet pet virtual pet services pet shop groomers pet care pet medication pet adopt pet food pet product cemetery pet sale health pet animal pet bed pet carrier pet name pet door pet nutrition pet wonder general pet memorial pet scan boarding grooming pet teacher pet plus supply gate pet friendly hotel pet exotic pet medicine pet discount pet sound pet tag dog pet supply wholesale pet hotel pet rescue bird pet sitter pet boarding pet online pet store boarding pet sitting pet care salt water aquariums fresh water aquariums pet health pet meds pet classifieds pet id pet tag dog free pet puppy pet loss pet related services animal pet rabbit pet turtle pet sex little pet shop exotic pet store dubai pet travel pet place own pet services sitting flea dip pet pharmacy food natural pet products pet training pet shelter pet finder animals pet rat clothes pet pet stroller pet shampoos health insurance pet fish pet lost pet grooming mobile pet banfield hospital pet hospitals free pet stuff pet finder pet supermarket pets allowed pet kennel pet contest pet photo free pet online pet edge pet grooming pet cat pet holistic veterinarian pet care for your pet sitting eye nose ears pet finder dog clothing Westminster dog show online pet store dog eating feces? bad dog behavior problems? puppies for sale Westminster kennel dog itchy itchyitchydog baghdad dog insider dog training tips remedies report reviews recommended procedures|