Protect your pets from the pound

Written by Donald Lee

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Pour attention and love on your pet. Why even bother having a pet if you donít plan to give it affection? Thatísrepparttar whole point of keeping a critter around, right? So when your little guy (or girl) greets you atrepparttar 148409 door after work, or wants to snuggle in your lap in front ofrepparttar 148410 TV, donít push them away. Award them for their faithfulness.

Groom your pet. Grooming counts toward that love and attention requirement, but it also is necessary forrepparttar 148411 animalís health as well. Depending on your type of animal, grooming could involve a bath,repparttar 148412 occasional haircut, regular hair brushing, tooth exams, and paw inspection.

Hop, skip, and a jump. Animals love exercise. Whether theyíre normally cooped up in a cage, an apartment, or, well, a coop, be sure to free them from these confines as often as possible. Dogs donít just like to take walks to go potty. Cats donít like to tear up and down furniture just to shred it. They have energy to burn, and will be better off for it.

Teach your pet proper bathroom etiquette. Speaking of going potty, it is essential to train your pet atrepparttar 148413 earliest possible age to do so properly. Of course, this doesnít mean training them to put downrepparttar 148414 lid when theyíre done (although supposedly rabbits can be taught to do so!). But it does mean getting a cat to use a kitty litter box, for instance, or a dog to wait until itís outside. If you donít know how to train them, learn before you own them. Ask your parents or friends, read a book, visit a chat room, or talk withrepparttar 148415 vet.

Consider a proper place of higher learning. When training becomes an issue, whether itís for potty training or how-not-to-chew-up-your-shoes training, consider obedience school. It is not a mark of shame for either you or your pet. In fact, it may be just what your fur ball needs to liverepparttar 148416 happiest, safest, and healthiest life possible.

To put it bluntly, if you canít follow these rules, you shouldnít own a pet. Buy a plant instead. However, if youíre up torepparttar 148417 taskóand really, most people areóyour rewards will be immense. For a little bit of responsibility, time, and money on your part, you and your family will get a lifetime of love and unconditional adoration.

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Dog Vomiting? Help your dog now

Written by Chris Suckow, DVM

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ē Undigested poisoning 2. Anxiety, 3.simply overeating

ē Strong odor-intestinal obstruction.

If no vomiting occurs in 24 hours, then you can try and give some ice cubes followed by water. If no vomiting occurs, then give a small amount of a bland diet. Ifrepparttar dog continues to vomit, call your veterinarian.

What to do for dog vomiting

1.withholding food for 24 hours.

2. Feed a bland diet, consisting of 2/3 rice, sweet potato and oatmeal and 1/3 ofrepparttar 148382 meal should be well cooked non-fatty meats like chicken.

3. Feed only 1/2 ofrepparttar 148383 normal amount of food at a time. Even better, feed several small meals untilrepparttar 148384 vomiting has subsided.

Dr. Suckow currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. His website has lost of free pet health information for you. Also you can ask a question at

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