Kids and Pets, will it work?

Written by Mariangie GonzŠlez


How can my child benefit from having a pet? 1. Social skills and self-esteem. Feelings and positive experiences with their pet can help children feel good about their own. Loving a pet can also help kids to love and trust other people. 2. Exercise. All pets need to exercise, and playing with their pet is a fun way to incorporate some physical activity to your kidís lifestyle. 3. Responsibility and respect. To learn how to take care of their pet can help kids develop empathy, concern and responsibility towards other beings. On top of that, duringrepparttar life cycle ofrepparttar 125851 pet, parents haverepparttar 125852 opportunity to talk to their kids about birth, sickness and death. 4. Parent interaction. Kids and their parents can spend more time together playing and taking care of their pet.

How can my child help take care ofrepparttar 125853 pet? 1. A small child can help out by feeding or providing fresh water to their pet (portions must be measured by you). 2. The child can help walkingrepparttar 125854 pet, not alone of course, but just another time to spend together with your kid. 3. Children can help you in bathing and groomingrepparttar 125855 pet. 4. Assign to your child small, simple tasks that can be performed under your supervision.

Pet Tracking Devices

Written by Mariangie Gonzalez


It wasrepparttar Saturday morning of August 20, 2004 and my two kids saying that they couldnít find our cat Nala anywhere waked me up. I didnít pay much attention, because it was common for her to find a new hiding spot and sleep there for hours.

Hours later we realized she was really missing and we started to search for her. We looked all overrepparttar 125850 house, insiderepparttar 125851 closets, behind furniture, and then we got outside and looked onrepparttar 125852 trees, inrepparttar 125853 playground, aroundrepparttar 125854 pool, everywhere! We placed flyers aroundrepparttar 125855 neighborhood, she was never found.

Now I ask myself, how many of us have gone through that experience and think we donít have an alternative to those flyers?

Well, we do! Pet Tracking Devices, thanks torepparttar 125856 miniaturization of GPS receivers and mobile phone modems even they can carry devices that allow them to be tracked byrepparttar 125857 owner. There is not yet a great choice of devices, but this probably will change rather fast and even though all actual (August 2004) existing devices are too heavy for domestic cats. It is believed that 2005 will bring several solutions for this problem. But if you own a dog, this may be a solution.

GPS Pet Tracking devices consist of a GPS receiver and a GSM modem. In some ofrepparttar 125858 models data, sent torepparttar 125859 secure website via a GSM network, can be accessed byrepparttar 125860 owner directly or through a call center. With other devices you simply callrepparttar 125861 telephone number ofrepparttar 125862 GPS-GSM dog collar with your mobile phone. The GPS receiver inrepparttar 125863 collar calculatesrepparttar 125864 position ofrepparttar 125865 dog and sendsrepparttar 125866 co-ordinates immediately in a SMS text to your mobile phone. Other models work as a wireless, electronic pager device that easily and remotely monitorsrepparttar 125867 location of pets viarepparttar 125868 Internet anywhere in North America. The locations can be reported to email, pager, cell phone (as text message) and website.

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