How to Properly Clean Your Pet

There’s a lot of ways to be cleaning a pet properly, but the important thing is that you really take the time to groom your animal, be it a dog or a cat. Obviously, you need to bathe your pet regularly but not too often. Just make sure they are also on a flea treatment medication. You will also need to make sure that your pet is really living in a clean environment. Do not make your house a place that fleas and ticks like to be, obviously that is bad for your health too. A lot of good vacuum cleaner companies make amazing vacuum cleaners for pet owners. These are the types of products you need to invest in right off the bat, otherwise, your home will become a breeding ground for disgusting things.

You can really enjoy bringing a dog into your family as long as you care for it properly. Before you can keep a dog happy and healthy, and especially clean, make sure you get your home ready for the impact that puppy (or dog from a shelter) will bring. Never forget that at the very least, your dog needs annual medical exams. It can be difficult to know what could be causing your dog pain since they cant talk to you. A yearly checkup will help you find any problems before they become huge issues. Speak with your vet to see how much you’re going to have to feed your dog daily. While some people feed their dogs according to the dog food package guidelines, these guidelines can be incorrect and lead to an overweight dog. Your vet will give you personalized advice.

You Should Vacuum Your Home To Make Sure Kitty is Happy

You Should Vacuum Your Home To Make Sure Kitty is Happy

Now the advice for dogs and keeping them groomed, clean and happy goes for cats too. Naturally, cats enjoying grooming on their own but you need to make sure you give them a bath every once in a while even though they might hate it. You need to give your cat the care and attention it needs. Cats aren’t groomed in the same way that dogs or other pets are groomed. It takes a little extra attention to keep them looking their best.

Make sure that your cat is well groomed. Cats should have regular combings – as opposed to regular baths like dogs do. If you do this frequently you’ll be able to help the cat have clean fur. Having a clean fur coat helps reduce the amount of hairballs that get spit up around the house. Your cat should be kept groomed so that they look great and you’ll also make your home look good.

Hopefully these tips are helpful in giving you a clean and happy pet, along with a good home for them to live in.

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Easy Dog Care Advice Everyone Should Know

A Cute Doggie

A Cute Doggie

Dogs are fantastic as pets because they give you loyalty and can be great company, whether you have a family or live alone. Still, not every pet is perfect from the very beginning. They require proper care along with some training to follow the rules you set for them. If you start training them early it will mean less headaches in the future This article is packed with tips about owning a dog, so read on. Take the time to make sure your house is dog-proofed. Check your whole home to be sure it is safe prior to bringing a dog home. Place any meds or household cleaning supplies out of reach, and place any trash cans in a cabinet. Some very common plants are quite toxic to animals, so always make sure they are out of reach.

Your dog can not tell you what is wrong, so just listen to his body language. If your dog is fearful or shy, do not insist that they interact. This can lead to a bad ending for your dog, the other pooch or the other person. Pay attention to the posture of the dogs and let them take their time. If you keep some medication in your home, make sure your dog cannot access it. Swallowing even one pill can end very badly, with a sick or dying dog. If the dog does consume some medication, contact your veterinarian immediately.

Train your dog in your backyard or home, as these are safe, convenient areas. Avoid training your dog in heavily occupied areas. Your dog could become distracted and will be tougher to teach. Don’t buy your dog cheap dog food. Cheap brands usually contain ingredients that can be harmful to the health of your dog. You can get a list of veterinarian-recommended foods from your vet or from animal advocacy groups or consumer awareness groups. Your dog will be much better off.

Avoid pushing things that your dog dislikes onto him. If you purchase a treat your dog doesn’t appear to like, just try another brand rather than making him eat. Learn what he likes and what he doesn’t. Make sure your dog engages in sufficient amounts of exercise. Your dog has to be worked out to stay happy and healthy. From a simple walk to a vigorous game of fetch, both of you will find the time well spent. You will thus offer necessary exercise, but will also build strong bonds with the animal.

You can see that taking care of your dog is easy. It may take a bit more energy at first, but use what you learned in this article. By using the tips that you read here, it will be very easy to take care of your pup.

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Why You Should Love Your Cat… and Clean Up After Them!

Cats are great animals and intelligent pets. It is essential to educate yourself on how to properly care for your cat. Go over this article to find out more about how you can care for your cat.

Drape cords should be kept distant from cats. Cats can potentially strangle themselves on these cords so it is important to protect your cat from this potential danger. This could seriously injure or even kill them. Secure your cords so they are out of the way and out of sight.

Cats enjoy finding small spaces to fit into. They can get caught or stuck if they happen to be wearing a collar. A breakaway collar let’s go if pulled on tightly. Using this collar will prevent your cat from injuring itself.

It can be tricky to keep a cat off the kitchen counters, and given that they do carry things like cat litter between their paws at times, it’s important to clean up after them too. One thing they like about it is they enjoy being high up. You may mitigate the problem by providing designated heights for them to use. An excellent tool for preventing your cat from jumping on the counter is a cat tower that is in the kitchen. Otherwise, be ready to get a vacuum cleaner, non-toxic cleaning spray, and a lot of paper towels!

Do not allow your cat to stay bored all of the time. Your cat needs plenty of exercise. The unfortunate thing is that many owners of cats don’t realize this. Bored cats can develop depression and other harmful health conditions.  You can also spend time with your cat and keep  him or her occupied by doing some cat training tricks. Make sure you give them lots of toys and room to play. If you have an indoor cat, offer him a variety of toys, scratching post or objects he can climb on.

Give your cat plenty of love and affection. They want warm companionship since that’s what they provide to you. Cats need a social life with people just like you do with other people. They also like feeling important and a big member of the family.

When you purchase a kitten for your child, set rules and boundaries beforehand. Make sure the children know where the cat is and is not allowed to roam. Advise your children not to let the cat out if it is to be an indoor cat. Your children will be able to understand the rules more easily if they know them ahead of time. Cats are very popular as pets in nearly every corner of the globe. To make sure your cat stays happy and healthy, you need to learn all you can about caring for them peoperly. Take advantage of all the suggestions this article provides. Your cat will be grateful!

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Ways To Make Your Dog Obey You

A Cute Pug

A Cute Pug

People find plenty of reasons to have a dog. Sometimes you need a companion, while other times, you want to teach your children responsibility. I don’t have a child so I have two dogs lol! Regardless of what you like about your dogs, you will want them to behave well. In order to accomplish this, you must train your dog from the beginning when they are a puppy.

The first thing you should do is ensure that your dog gets enough activity. Dogs require mental stimulation to stay happy and healthy. A bored dog is very difficult to train. If you have a happy, exercised dog, they will listen better. Go for a long walk with your dog. If you have to keep your dogs outside, never tie them up too close to one another. The two chains could get tangled up. This could panic you dogs as he tries to get free and he could potentially hurt himself or even another animal, and trust me, you do not want to come home only to find out you need to take your suffering friend to the pet hospital.

Stay away from training devices such as shock collars. They are both expensive and unlikely to work properly. They aren’t engaging in positive reinforcement either. This kind of approach often ends in disaster. When giving a command to your dog, you should always use the exact same kind of voice and the same volume. Your voice tone lets your dog know that you are serious and that you expect their obedience. Your dog needs to understand that there is a difference between the tone you use to discipline your dog from the tone you use to give an order.

So are you prepared to get started now? You better – because training a dog is serious business but overall will result in a much happier furry friend. Hopefully, you found some helpful ideas in this piece for training your dog! An obedient, well-trained dog is ideal. That said, this is not a quick process to complete. The minute that your puppy starts obeying every word you will be happy that you decided to train him! Use what you have learned here to create the appropriate training situation for your particular pet.

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Welcome to My New Site

Hi there – welcome to my new site – HIP NL! If you are curious about the name, HIP-NL is a reference to my favorite video game and it was also my gamertag for a long time. Anyways this blog is going to be all about me, my life and my wonderful pets. I have two dogs and a cat, plus a salt water aquarium where I have some amazing clown fishes! So, stay tuned and pardon the lack of stuff here as I am just getting this site off the ground. Thanks for being here and come back soon. Thanks!

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