"Ensure a Good Relationship Between Your Cat and Your Kids"

Written by NS Kennedy

Many parents know thatrepparttar best way for children to learn compassion andrepparttar 139525 importance of keeping commitments is by helping to care for a pet. Children learn from watchingrepparttar 139526 adults in their lives. If a child can learn to treat an animal with respect they can take that lesson into later life. A cat can be a marvellous, loving companion for a child, but it is up torepparttar 139527 adults inrepparttar 139528 family to ensurerepparttar 139529 cat andrepparttar 139530 kids live together happily ever after.

When you first bring a cat home, explain to your child that they will need to be patient, quiet and gentle to helprepparttar 139531 cat feel safe. Sit onrepparttar 139532 floor with your child and help him practice patience asrepparttar 139533 cat gets uprepparttar 139534 courage to come close. Let your child feedrepparttar 139535 cat a piece of food from his hand. Ifrepparttar 139536 cat is reluctant to come close, have your child gently toss a piece of food close torepparttar 139537 cat. Oncerepparttar 139538 cat realizes what your child is offering,repparttar 139539 ice will melt.

Very young children can easily overwhelm a cat or kitten with their exuberance. Children underrepparttar 139540 age of five years should always be supervised when playing with or handling a cat. Children over 12 years can usually be trusted to be gentle, but be sure to occasionally check up on kids under 12 years when they spend concentrated time withrepparttar 139541 family cat.

You should remind children that they should not disturb a sleeping cat, or a cat that is using its litter tray.

Kittens appear to be amazingly flexible, and children often think nothing of draping a weeks-old cat overrepparttar 139542 crook ofrepparttar 139543 arm and carrying it around like a toy, or picking up a kitten byrepparttar 139544 scruffof its neck. In this position, it is easy forrepparttar 139545 kitten to be dropped and seriously injured. Also, being carried like this leavesrepparttar 139546 cat feeling unsupported with it's hind legs swinging in space.

Dog Breeding

Written by Mark Woodcock

So you have a female pedigree dog with papers, you want to make some extra cash, so you think you'll go ahead and mate her with a stud so she'll breed and have some puppies. Not so easy! Proper breeding needs time, education, experience and of course money. Dog breeding does not make you money. If you are a good dog breeder, after postnatal care costs and proper veterinary care costs, there is little money left. Inexperienced dog breeders could end up with unwanted puppies which will just contribute torepparttar growing dog overpopulation problem that exists. There are some 3 million plus unwanted dogs and cats inrepparttar 139495 United States, around 25 per cent of them are purebred. Of course there has to be some breeding, as without breeding we would have no puppies to grow into dogs.

Good reasons to breed your bitch is to perpetuate good qualitities of certain breeds of dog and to perpetuate a specific breed. If you breed puppies which are in demand, then you will usually be able to find them good homes. You should consider several things first if you are seriously considering breeding. Is your bitch of a good quality to be bred? Does your bitch fit her breed standard? Have your bitch examined by a veterinarian for her suitability for pregnancy and therefore avoiding inheritable abnormalities. If your bitch can match up to these things and fits her breed standard, is healthy you may want to breed her to pass on her good traits. You should start by finding a reputable breeder to mentor your, attend dog shows and educate yourself by reading about breeding. You should also develop a good relationship with your veterinarian, one who could be called upon for any pregnancy and whelping problems you may encounter.

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