Proper Dog Care

Written by Aki Desorcy

Whether you're a new dog owner or have had dogs around you for many years, learning about proper dog care is essential if you're to give your dogrepparttar greatest possible chance to enjoy a long and healthy life.

The most basic area of dog care is feeding. Unfortunately, many dog owners believe that as long as their dog is being given enough food, everything's ok. Too many dogs suffer from brittle bones, bad teeth and joint problems due to being fedrepparttar 142811 wrong kind of food and therefore not receivingrepparttar 142812 nutrients that are necessary for them to grow and maintain healthy bones, muscles and teeth. Foods that contain artificial colorants and preservatives often lead to allergies developing and feeding a dog on raw meat alone simply won't cover his daily calcium needs.

A dry food that's specially formulated to coverrepparttar 142813 nutritional needs of your dog depending on his age and level of activity is alwaysrepparttar 142814 best choice. Cheap foods may seem like a good alternative but are oftenrepparttar 142815 most expensive choice inrepparttar 142816 long run. Consider thatrepparttar 142817 dog will generally need more ofrepparttar 142818 cheaper varieties as much of what's in these foods is 'padding' and thatrepparttar 142819 padding will just lead to him having more bowel movements than would otherwise be necessary.

Grooming is an important area of your dog's care. All dogs, regardless of their coat type, should be groomed at least once a week. Obviously, some breeds will need daily grooming but even flat coated breeds, like Rottweilers and Labradors should be given weekly grooming sessions.

Duringrepparttar 142820 grooming session, utilizerepparttar 142821 time to check for any other health problems that may be affecting your dog. His skin should be checked for signs of sores or dryness; his ears should be checked for inflammation or pus; his legs and tail should be checked for any damage; and his body should be checked for unexpected lumps and bumps. ***************************************

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Whatís The Best Diet For A Pregnant Cat?

Written by Marc de Jong

Pregnant cats have to eat for two, three, four, five, even six cats. So her regular meal is just not enough. What should you give instead?

Pregnant and lactating queens need more calories than normal. However, you wonít have to force her to eat. Cats are very intelligent animals. They know when they have to eat and how much.

Donít get worried if your catís appetite decreases inrepparttar very early stages of pregnancy. Soon her appetite will increase, and this time dramatically.

The quality ofrepparttar 142810 food is essential. Of course you should always give your cat a nutritionally balanced meal, but this time itís even more important than usual. You are not feeding one cat anymore, but a few (soon-to-be) kittens as well!

Itís recommended to buy food from a pet store. Most experienced breeders agree that kitten food isrepparttar 142811 best for your pregnant cat Ė yes, even whenrepparttar 142812 kittens are not there yet. Why? Because kitten food contains more calories and protein, and thatís just what your queen needs.

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