Helping your pets cope with the stress caused by loud noise.Written by Mariangie Gonzalez
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2. Keep your pet in a room in which he/she feels safe. Put there his/her bed, fresh water, food and make sure room has proper ventilation, but that pet is not capable to escape. 3. If you have to leave your pet outside, check all fences for loose parts or openings and fix them in order to prevent your pet from escaping through them. 4. Keep your vet’s phone number at hand in case of an emergency. 5. Make sure your pet wears his/her collar with ID tag at all times, and that contact information in tag is updated. 6. Keep a recent and clear photo of your pet available, in event of your pet getting lost, you can make flyers and post them everywhere. Remember that a frightened pet can run long distances so he/she may end up far from home and don’t know his/her way back. Send photo to your local paper too, they must have a missing pets section and it can reach more people than flyers.
Remember this is only beginning, later comes, Christmas, New Year, 4th of July… Keep these precautions at hand and your pet will do fine.
Mariangie González is an Agronomist with a major in Animal Science and runs the day-to-day operations of her home-based business and website which carries natural pet care, pet aromatherapy, holistic pet health, pet toys, pet jewelry and much more. She can also help you start your own home-based 100% natural pet supplies business, you can visit online at: http://www.MindBodyAndPaw.com
Five Snake Care Tips for BeginnersWritten by V. Berba Velasco Jr., Ph.D.
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3.Do find out how docile that particular specimen is. Most non-venomous North American snakes are fairly docile, but if you’re a first-time keeper, you should probably make sure that your prospective pet can be handled easily. 4.Make sure that you select a pet with a hearty appetite. Ball pythons, for example, make great pets—but they are notoriously finicky eaters. Corn snakes make great starter pets because they are exceedingly docile and aren’t picky about what they eat. 5.Snakes—indeed, any reptile—can potentially spread salmonella. The risk involved is very small, but one should still play safe. This is especially true when young children or people with compromised immune systems are involved. Do read up on reptile hygiene and salmonella before purchasing your pet. Obviously, these tips only constitute some basic advice. I recommend that all prospective owners should read up on snake care in general, as well as specific needs of species that they plan to purchase. A little bit of basic research can prevent a great deal of aggravation in future.
V. Berba Velasco Jr., Ph.D. is a senior electrical and software engineer at Cellular Technology Ltd, a provider of ELISPOT assay services and ELISPOT expertise).