Saturday, September 1, 2012

Searching for Animal Care.

             As rising cost continue to soar so are the pets care. In today's economy one must chose the right places for there needs.
One great source for the info is to do a local search on Google,where you can find what you need at the time. Weather it be supplies or medical.

             Hints for more info from searching.
Start with a know site to be reliable and follow the links that they provide. The most reliable and authoritative sites are academic institutions and universities,government agencies, and professional organizations and associations. Again Google is the place to search.

The information on the Internet or World Wide Web is not necessarily accurate, correct, complete, or reliable.  This issue is especially critical for animal health information.

Make sure that it is a reliable and established site before any decision are made. Your animal's life and health could be jeopardizes if taken lightly. Always consult your vet before proceeding with any health care situations. 

Learning and caring for your pet no matter what kind is a never ending  responsibility of all owners.So in short make sure that it is right for your pet never put them in harm. Be good to them and yourself.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Diabetes in Pets

Info on Diabetes in Pets

It is not only the human kind that can develop diabetes.
Even our beloved pets, no matter how well we care for them,
can develop diabetes,But if caught in time can be treated.

This is often a scary situation for the pet owner and the
first question that is usually asked of the veterinarian is,
can diabetes in pets be treated or will i have to put it to sleep?

Of course this is a difficult issue and the answer may vary
on the overall age and health of your be-love pet.

Many older pets that are diagnosed with diabetes go on to
live many more happy years, but this takes commitment and
 a daily routine of proper care for your pet.

Diabetic cats and dogs can live just as long as perfectly
healthy pet if the diabetes is diagnosed and treated
properly by both the veterinarian and the owner.

This takes great commitment from the owner. Pets must be
cared for and watched after with a high level of care and

There can be no feeding the cat and forgetting until the
next day. There is no leaving the pet along to go on a
trip. Every day your pet will need medication, fed a proper
diet and his activity will need to be supervised closely.

This will not mean you will have to give up your job and
stay home full time with your pet, but it does mean you
will have to pay more attention to what his behavior is and
know what to do if the situation should happen to change.

You should maintain diabetic kit for your pet that should
contain some Insulin with matching insulin syringes and
a container for used syringes.You will also need glucose test strips,
ke-tone test strips and collection device for urine sample.
For low blood glucose episodes maple syrup or corn syrup is best.

Attaching a medical alert tag to your pets collar to that lets others know
that your pet takes insulin for diabetes is also a great idea.Ask your about
special food and treats you can give them.

It is also more of a financial obligation to have a sick
pet.Diabetes in pets should be discussed in great length
with your vet before you make your final decision.


Sunday, January 29, 2012

Training Your Pit Bull From Jumping

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As you have probably already learned, Pit Bulls are highly energetic animals. They love to run and play, and get excited easily. One of the more annoying habits they develop at a young age is jumping. Jumping can be particularly annoying when they do it as a way of greeting, especially if it is young child or someone who is afraid of dogs. Teaching your Pit Bull to curb this behavior is not an easy task, but is your responsibility as a Pit Bull owner.

Many people have stopped their Pit Bulls from jumping on them by using treats. When they come inside, they throw some treats on the floor, and then greet their dog while his attention is fixed on the treats. The treats usually work as a good distraction to pull your Pit Bull’s attention away from jumping on you. If you don’t like using treats to train your Pit Bull, or if the method just doesn’t work well for you, then you have to try other ideas to train your Pit Bull not to jump.

One thing you can try is teaching your Pit Bull that it is nicer to sit than jump. Go outside, leaving your Pit Bull inside, then come back in and calmly greet him. If your Pit Bull starts to jump on you, turn your back to him, and ignore him. When your Pit Bull puts all four feet back on the floor, turn back around and pet him. If he starts to jump on you again, turn back around and ignore him. This will teach your Pit Bull that when he jumps, he doesn’t get any attention, but that if he sits nicely you will pet him. This technique may take quite a while for your Pit Bull to learn, especially if he is a very excitable dog. But, if you stick with it long enough, he should learn that jumping is not going to gain him anything other than losing your attention. Once you get your Pit Bull thru this step, try to teach him to sit still for a few moments before you acknowledge him. If he gets up, use the same routine of ignoring him, and then when he sits down, pet him again. This would also be a good time to try to teach him to shake hands when he greets people, rather than jumping on them.

You can also further entice your Pit Bull to not jump by tempting him and then rewarding and praising him for his good behavior. Hold treats up in the air so that your Pit Bull will have to jump to get them. If he jumps, ignore him, and when he is calm try again. When he is able to remain seated, praise him, give him the treats, and some extra attention. He will soon learn that by behaving the way you want him to, he will not only get extra attention, but some extra treats as well, which is double incentive for him to obey.

Another method that tends to work well in teaching your Pit Bull not to jump is to have a designated place for your Pit Bull, and teach him to go there when you need him to, for example, when someone is at the door. To start this training, you will need to pick the spot, and put maybe a bed or blanket and some of his favorite toys there. When the spot is ready, spend some time with him while he is there. Giving him special attention and treats will help him attribute the spot as a good place that he wants to spend time at. As your Pit Bull becomes accustomed to his place, start sending him there occasionally. At first, you will want to be close to the spot, and eventually move farther and farther away from it as your dog learns. Make it a point to give him special attention and treats each time he goes to his spot when you ask him to. Eventually, your Pit Bull will learn that by going to his spot when you ask him to, that you will reward him for it giving them a more pleasant event.

The biggest thing you can do to help your Pit Bull learn not to jump is to keep your own greetings calm. I know it is hard when you have been away from him all day not to come in and play and wrestle with him, but this will only get him more excited, and he will expect this same attention from everyone that enters the house. Until you can completely break the jumping habit, it may be best to ignore him for the first few minutes you come home, and then play with him once he settles down. It may take a little time, but your Pit Bull will soon learn how to tone down his excitement.As he or she gets older  they will become more aggressive it is in there nature you must keep the contain at all times some laws may vary in different place.Never let them run lose keep them on lease at all times in public.

Six Tips For Training Dogs Successfully.


Training dogs is not a hard task. You just need patience, dedication and some simple tactics and you will teach them successfully:

Here are six  tips on how to train your dogs successfully.

1. To avoid your dog getting confused and so that they can learn to recognize commands easily only one person should be responsible for training the dog initially. If too many people are trying to train the dog at the same time this can stop progress in its tracks.

2. You should use positive reinforcements. If the dog does something good, you should reward this behavior so that he will know that what he did was right. If the dog cannot understand or follow your commands, never push him. Dogs are not as intelligent as humans, they make mistakes. What you should understand is that they won’t easily understand your commands in just one teaching, it takes repetition to train a dog successfully. Do not scold your dog as he might develop fear which will hinder his learning and willingness to be trained. You can use treats in order to encourage your dogs, although don’t overdue it.

3. Teach commands one at a time. Try to teach him one command after the other. If he cannot absorb it, try to stay on that command only because adding additional commands will just confuse the dog. Start with the basics.

4. In executing commands, you should keep your voice cheerful so that the dog will happily follow your commands. Dogs will respond to a low and coaxing voice. If you shout out loud, he may become startled and unresponsive.

5. Train your dog in various places. If you keep your dogs in a certain place like your home, he will not be able to adjust with the environment new people. Take him to the park or through the neighborhood. This will help your dog associate with other dogs and people.

6.Some times we may need professional help, finding help or answers should not be that difficult search on the web.Maybe you know of trainers near you that can relate to your problems.The more knowledge you obtain the better you can train your dog.

Training your dog can sometime be tough, but it will be worth it. In the end, you will be the one to benefit when your dog is trained. You don’t know he might even save your life or someone you love one day and pay back everything you taught him.