Adopting A Pet PomeranianWritten by Lee Dobbins
If you are looking for a toy dog that is intelligent, curious, lively and cuddly, then Pomeranian could be dog for you! Before you enter into dog ownership of any breed, however, you must ask be honest with yourself about if you are ready for commitment of money and time that it takes to be a responsible dog owner.
The first thing you must do is make sure you know what you are getting yourself into. Are you ready to spend time training and grooming your Pomeranian? Is your family agreeable to decision? Are you aware of expense associated with responsible dog ownership and are you must insure your Pom has appropriate veterinary care?
If your answers are yes, then all systems are go!
Before you pick out your perfect Pom, think about where you want to get him from. There are 2 basic places you can use to find a Pomeranian that suits you – A rescue organization or a Pomeranian breeder.
At a rescue organization, you will be able to find Poms that have been left homeless either to abandonment, death of owner or simply because they got lost. Some of these Poms may not have had a happy life before getting rescued and may have some problems, but there are many others that have no issues at all. You may have to wait a while before one that fits your criteria comes up, but it is a great way to give a needy animal a loving home.
3 Tips For Dealing With Dog EmergenciesWritten by by Paul J. Buckley
Have you ever thought about what you need to do should your dog – or another dog – ever suffer a serious, life-threatening injury? What if they have a severe allergy to an insect bite or a bee sting? It’s great to know your vet’s phone number, but what if something happens during off hours? What if you don’t know where closest emergency animal clinic is located?
Augh! Enough with questions already, right? Any emergency is stressful and scary, and one involving that furry little four-legged member of your family is no exception. The toughest of owners can be instantly reduced to helpless balls of mush if something’s wrong with their dogs and they can’t figure out what to do.
1. Preparation is key.
The key to getting through a veterinary emergency is preparation. You may think you have that covered with a first aid kit and having phone number to your vet handy, but what if there isn’t enough time to move your dog? You need to be well-versed in some of more common animal emergencies just in case a situation ever arises. And hey, if a situation never arises, you’ll still feel more confident knowing that you have ability to deal with one.
2. Know how to care for wounds.
Did you know that you shouldn’t use hydrogen peroxide on a bleeding wound? Nope. It slows clotting to area, which means your dog could actually lose more blood than he would if you didn’t use peroxide at all. In fact, best way to treat a deep, severely bleeding wound is to apply a clean cloth and hold it in place for five minutes, then tape cloth to wound. That original cloth should never be removed – that also slows clotting – and should instead be layered with more clean cloths if blood soaks through.