Related pet care tips, reports, and articles from the
Pet Information Channel:
Breed Specific Legislation: Is Your Pit Bull Next?
Breed specific legislation otherwise known as "BSL" has
started to sweep the world. Germany, Canada, The United
States, France, and England are among the major countries
that have enacted some form of breed specific law that
restricts or calls for a complete ban on several breeds
from existing peacefully within their borders.
Your Prefect Companion
Out of all the pet animals, the cat is most expressive
about its needs. The feline loves to be pampered and cared
Introduce Your Puppy To New Situations And Ensure Good Behavior For The Rest Of Her Life
They may seem to be bold explorers - sniffing at and
mouthing just about anything - but all dogs have an
instinctive fear of anything unfamiliar to them. Fear
causes stress on the body, which affects long-term health.
People love big, protective and loving dogs and that's why
there are a lot of German shepherd breeders. The German
Shepherd is sometimes called an Alsatian because that's
where they originated in Germany.
Disaster Preparedness for Pets - A Guide for Pet-Care Business Professionals
June is Disaster Preparedness for Pets month - but if
you're a pet-care business professional it's always a good
time to make sure you've got a plan in place to administer
to the needs of all the pets in your care when and if a
disaster strikes. Whether you live in a rural township that
is prone to flooding, hurricanes or snowstorms, or you live
in a metropolitan area that is prone to the above or may
one day be a target of a man-made disaster, having a plan
to help your clients and their pets is invaluable.
BARF Diet For Dogs - Not As Gross As It Sounds!
Are you just starting to research the BARF diet for dogs -
also known as "bones and raw food" or the RAW diet? It can
be confusing - I remember asking TONS of questions when I
first started. How do you know how much to feed? WHAT do
you feed? Can you mix the BARF diet with processed food?
How long does it take to prepare the raw food? How much
does it cost to buy all the BARF products necessary? Should
you feed raw meat and vegetables? Well, on the last
question, only you can decide what's right for your dog,
but I'll answer the rest of your questions as best I can.
Herding and the German Shepherd Dog
Once other animals such as cattle, sheep and goats became
domesticated, man became aware of the dogs herding ability.
Tactics used by hunting wolves, witnessed by humans, such
as driving and separating one animal from the flock, were
further exploited and bred into these dogs.
A Guide to Bird Cage Covers
As much as you love the sound of your new little bird, you
probably don't want to hear it at the crack of dawn. If
your feathered friend's morning song is interrupting your
sleep, you might want to buy a bird cage cover.
The Birds and the Bees for Adults (Parrots, That Is!)
The days are getting longer, and if you have a sexually
mature parrot, there may be some major sexual stuff going
on - and you might not even know it!A lot of people believe
sexual behavior in adult parrots means they now need to be
put in a breeding situation - not true! While there are a
FEW birds who truly are not happy as pets and desperately
want a mate and babies, they are very much in the minority.
For most birds, it's simply a few months of mother Nature's
influence, which then passes, revealing your loving
companion once again.
The Basics of Dog Obedience Training for Your New Pet
Dog obedience training starts even before you get your puppy in your home. Instead, it starts originally with the person that you purchased the dog from.
Rimadyl the Wonder Drug - Or Is It?
If Your Dog Suffers From Arthritis, Consider The Natural
Alternative: Rimadyl was hailed as a wonder arthritis
treatment for pets when it came on the market in 1997. Over
the next 3 years, due largely to an aggressive marketing
campaign by the manufacturer, Pfizer, Rimadyl was
prescribed for 5 million dogs.
Canine Eclampsia, or Milk Fever In Dogs
Eclampsia, or milk fever, is an acute, life-threatening condition which attacks a brood bitch about 3 to 4 weeks after whelping puppies. It is more common in the small breeds of dogs that have had large litters.
Choosing a Vet For Your Dog - A Dog Owners Checklist
Most dogs live between ten and seventeen years. The
relationship you have with your veterinarian is going to be
a long one.
Heartworm Treatment for Cats and Dogs
The treatment for heartworms is different for cats and dogs. Do not ever give medicine intended for a cat to your dog or vice versa.
Why Does My Pet Eat Grass?
Are you concerned when your dog or cat eats grass, then throws up afterwards? You'll probably feel relieved to know
that pets eat grass because their bodies need it. Dogs and cats have been eating grass for a long time.
Kittens Are Just The Cutest Things
Is there anything more cute and cuddly than tiny little
kittens? They're small and light. Cats kittens, they're
fragile yet so curious and inquisitive.
5 Surefire Ways to Show Your Dog You're The Boss
You Must Be The Alpha Dog. First, let's take a look at what a
"pack mentality" means. Dogs are born into packs - in the
wild, packs are the essential social order.
So, You've Decided To Kill Your Pet!
The other day I was doing a research online for an article I was writing and I came across an article, which the
author started by saying: "Euthanasia, is often the hardest thing to do, yet the greatest act of kindness" Then he went
on explaining the "grueling" suffering and the guilt the pet owner goes through before making the decision, how it
affects the whole family, especially the kids. But then he explains euthanasia in the most loving way I've ever seen someone describe a murder.
Surprising Health Benefits for Pet Owners
Did you know that there are key health benefits that can result from owning a pet? Having one can enhance your physical, mental and social wellbeing.1.
Toys are GOOD for your dog
Did you know that dog toys are actually good for your dog,
and not just an indulgence on the part of the owner? There
are all kinds of uses for different types of toys. First,
starting as puppies, toys give your dog a distraction from
other would-be toys like your couch or your favorite pair