Pet Tracking DevicesWritten by Mariangie Gonzalez
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The prices of GPS Pet Tracking devices start from $499.99, but there are some inexpensive solutions such as radio tracking, which works in a similar way to find button on your telephone, you press a button and device on your pet’s collar emits a sound to alert you on location.
Missing a pet can be as painful as missing a family member, so take precautions and keep your pet protected at all times, and if your budget allows, consider acquiring a GPS Pet Tracking device it is most effective tool available today, hopefully in a few years a tracking chip can be implanted under your pet’s skin, much like pet identification chip, but until then, keep your pet safe!
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
Pet SafetyWritten by Lee Dobbins
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When feeding your pet treats, it is important to know that they should not eat certain foods. In general “people food” should be given to pets sparingly if at all, but some foods can be toxic. Most of greasy holiday foods that we love to eat are not good for them and overfeeding can make them ill. In particular do not feed them chocolate - it can be fatal especially to cats. So make sure you move those valentine candies, Easter eggs and chocolate Santas out of pets reach. Other foods to avoid are onions, alcohol and poultry bones. In addition, birds should not be fed avocados, dairy products, fruit seeds, potatoes, cabbage, green beans, lemons, rhubarb, grapefruit, plums and, of course, caffeine, chocolate, and alchohol. Any of these can be harmful and even fatal to your feathered friend! Also, keep in mind that fumes from non stick pans can be fatal for pet birds so keep your bird out of kitchen, or better yet, switch to cast iron pans.
When decorating with plants either for holidays or just in general, keep pet safety in mind. There are many toxic plants but common toxic holiday plants include potted bulbs, ivy, holly, mistletoe and greens (contrary to popular belief poinsettia are not overly dangerous but I still wouldn't let my pet eat one!). This is not an exhaustive list so before you bring any new plant into house please research it's toxicity.
It’s just as important to look out for your pets safety outside as it is inside. Beware that antifreeze is extremely toxic to pets. Keep your pet away from any puddles that might contain it. Rock salt can be irritating to pet paws and also to their stomach if eaten or licked off paws. Use common sense when practicing pet safety during winter months.
Lee Dobbins is a pet lover, pet owner and webmaster of www.epet-center.com where you can find information on pet health, safety and products.