Dog Health Advice: Fur Not Good Sunscreen

Written by Joel Walsh

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• Some breeds, like Weimaraners and Boxers, are predisposed to cancer. Therefore, they must have extra protection fromrepparttar sunburns and UV rays to avoid a kind of skin cancer.

How you can protect your pets:

Think aboutrepparttar 150029 precautions that you take to prevent yourself from sunburn and UV exposure. You stay out ofrepparttar 150030 sun atrepparttar 150031 peak hours like noon to 3PM, use sunblock and cover up, don’t you? Those same suggestions can work for your dog.

Sunburn prevention tips especially for dogs:

• Be sure that your dog is insiderepparttar 150032 house or in a shaded area duringrepparttar 150033 sun’s peak hours, even on overcast days.

• Apply sunblock torepparttar 150034 bridge ofrepparttar 150035 dog’s nose, ear tips and other small, sensitive areas wheneverrepparttar 150036 dog is outside for more than a few minutes.

• Consider some sort of covering for your dog. Some veterinarians say thatrepparttar 150037 most important and effective protection is a type of bodysuit for dogs, which is designed to block ultraviolet rays and prevent sunburn.

Inrepparttar 150038 end, it's still good dog health advice to let your dog play outdoors. But spare your “best friend”repparttar 150039 pain of sunburn and its consequences.

Joel Walsh has written a number of articles on dog health: [When posting on the web, please make "dog health" the visible text for the link (anchor text).]

5 Common Causes of Your Cat Urinating Outside the Litter Box

Written by Nancy E. Wigal

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You changerepparttar litter box location:

You decided it’s time to move kitty’s box down torepparttar 149984 laundry room fromrepparttar 149985 dining room. Kitty is not pleased, so she continues her habit of usingrepparttar 149986 dining room – minusrepparttar 149987 litter box!

One solution is to find a new location that’s acceptable to both of you. Barring that, you may well have to give in to kitty’s wishes, and putrepparttar 149988 darn box back where she likes it. It’s certainly cheaper than fightingrepparttar 149989 battle of cleaning uprepparttar 149990 urine stains and odor.

I feel your pain on this; my darn cat Scout lovesrepparttar 149991 exercise room as a prime litter box location. I really, really hate it when I’m onrepparttar 149992 elliptical machine, and Scout has to answer a call of nature that lingers long after she’s vacatedrepparttar 149993 box. Such is life!

A person comes to live with you and kitty:

If you subscribe torepparttar 149994 saying, “Love me, love my cat,” it can be challenging for a new partner if she/he wasn’t a cat person. Discomfort, anger, and resentment can manifest in bad kitty behavior outsiderepparttar 149995 litter box. Your significant other moves in (or you makerepparttar 149996 move), andrepparttar 149997 next thing you know, there are presents aroundrepparttar 149998 residence you’d rather not have.

You can solve this problem by ensuring that your cat andrepparttar 149999 other loved one give each a chance to get used to one another. This may entail confining your cat for periods of time, or getting your partner accustomed to cat behavior (climbing onrepparttar 150000 lap, meowing, sharingrepparttar 150001 couch, chair, or bed) over a period of time. The worst thing that can happen is for your partner to tease or abuse kitty. This could trigger an inappropriate elimination response.

Anytime your kitty stops using her box for no apparent reason is cause for immediate investigation. If you stop and think about any changes that have occurred inrepparttar 150002 immediate past, address those first. If you haven’t made any changes,repparttar 150003 culprit is most likely a medical condition that can easily be diagnosed and cured by your local kitty vet.

Subscribe to the Cat Urine Odor Solutions newsletter, and I'll send you my free report "Four Important Litter Box Basics For Your New Kitten." Start your new addition to the family off right, and never have a cat urine odor problem!

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