|Complete List of Pet Articles @ PetManiacs.com | Home|
Winterizing Your Dog
It's beginning to get cooler and as such it is also time to plan for all your outside animals' safety. As with all mammals, the winter months pose a particular disadvantage -most especially to those outside pets many of us have.
Below, you'll find a few tips to help you get ready for the winter months and to help your pet in the transition from fall to winter.
First, store all antifreeze type products safely out of the way of any animal. When using antifreeze, be careful concerning spills and wipe up any amounts quickly and completely. The sweet taste and smell is hard to pass up for any pet.Next, keep all indoor pets in an area free of draft. Elevating you pets favorite bedding area is one way to help your pet stay warm.Keep all your outdoor pets in an insulated type area, free of drafts, that is warm and dry and protects the pet from the wind. In extreme conditions, bring the animal(s) indoors to protect it from the elements.
Always maintain a good supply of clean, fresh, and unfrozen, drinking water.Remove ice, mud, salt and any other irritants from your pets coat ASAP. If you suspect frostbite, contact your veterinarian immediately.
Feeding requirements change drastically in the winter months- caloric needs may even increase to help the animal stay warm. Ask your veterinarian for further advice concerning caloric needs. Also during the holidays, be careful to keep your pet away from alcoholic beverages, chocolate, fish and poultry bones.
Many holiday plants are toxic to your pets. Keep these out of the reach of your pet.Keep tinsel, glass ornaments and other holiday decorations out of your pets reach. Place all electrical cords in out of the way spots.Remember that cats and kittens or your dogs may sleep unbderneath your car. Before leaving always knock on the hood, honk the horn lightly and wait a few minutes before starting the engine.
Article written and reprinted with permission of: http://www.pedigreedpups.com/Purebred Dogs, Puppies and Dog Breeders - "Your New Best Friend"
Copyright 2005. All rights reserved.
Debbie Ray, owner of: http://www.pedigreedpups.com is a lifetime dog lover and owner and breeder of german shepherd dogs for over 15 years.
Protecting the Smallest Member of Your Family: A Step-by-step Guide to Pet Insurance
Let's face it - Fido and Fluffy are an important part of your family. Do you want to have to assign a dollar value to them if they become sick or injured?That may well be the case if you don't have pet health insurance.
Lower Your Veterinarian Costs And Increase the Longevity of Your Pets Lives
What does doing natural preventative care mean? I thought vaccinating, prevention medicines, and premium kibble was natural preventative care. Hardly.
Rimadyl the Wonder Drug - Or Is It?
If Your Dog Suffers From Arthritis, Consider The Natural Alternative:Rimadyl was hailed as a wonder arthritis treatment for pets when it came on the market in 1997. Over the next 3 years, due largely to an aggressive marketing campaign by the manufacturer, Pfizer, Rimadyl was prescribed for 5 million dogs.
Dog Anxiety - Fear of Thunderstorms, and Other Dog Fears
How to Deal With Anxiety in Your DogAnxiety in dogs can be caused by any number of things - illness, travel, thunderstorms, death in the family, separation, or they may develop unexplained phobic or neurotic behaviour, or barking or other antisocial behaviour.If you can identify the cause of the anxiety, then the best solution to the problem is to remove the cause.
Your Purrrfect Companion
Out of all the pet animals, the cat is most expressive about its needs. The feline loves to be pampered and cared for.
How to Increase Your Fishkeeping Fun
Do you really get the fullest amount of enjoyment out of your fish?, or is it hampered by little worries and anxieties?Do you sometimes worry that you may be spending too much time with your fish? I often hear people remark that although they enjoy their hobby, the routine maintenance tasks involved detract from the fun.In this month's feature we will explore how we can increase our fun by maybe taking a different approach to those mundane activities that are so essential if we are to keep our fish in tip top condition.
Should Your Family Get a Purebreed Dog?
Many people ask the question: "Should we get a purebreed or a mutt?"Why is this question so controversial? Is one dog the same as another? Is there a benefit to 'getting what you paid for'?The truth is that one dog is like another - at least in many respects. What is not true is that every dog is equally suitable for your family.
Frustrated Over High Veterinarian Bills?
Over the past 30 years we have learned so much about taking good care of our pets, right? We feed them "premium" high dollar pets foods, give them tasty packaged treats, vaccinate them yearly, bathe them with expensive shampoos, give them heartworm preventative, use flea collars or flea and tick preventative, brush their teeth, and get yearly checkups with our vets.Then why are our pets not healthier? Why, instead, are they getting more and more humanlike diseases such as allergies, diabetes, thyroid problems, cancer, and on and on? Why are their coats not so shiny anymore, and they seem to scratch and itch all the time? Why are they so lazy and sleep all the time? Why do they still smell bad, have waxy ears, and bad plaque on their teeth?The biggest problem points to nutrition, or lack thereof.
Dogs, Cats, Horses?We Love Them All!
We have a long history with domesticated animals and even the nay Sayers can't deny their roll in society past and present.There is evidence that as long as 10,000 years ago the Native Americans had domesticated dogs as depicted in early rock paintings.
Apistogramma , Dwarf Cichlids in the Aquarium
The real apistogramma's come from southern America, they all have the same characteristics, like a complex breeding behavior, as their large relatives, only their size is different. Besides the apistogramma group there are also some relatively popular dwarf cichlids from Africa, like the Pelvicachromis group.
What Are The 6 Keys To Building A Life Long Partnership With Your Horse?
Most people who have horses would like to develop a qualityrelationship with their horse, but only achieve mediocrity,often accepting this as a good result. Why, because theyput there efforts into becoming experts at riding orshowmanship when they really need to be focusing on becominghorseman.
Are You Listening To Your Cat Talking?
Is your cat talking to you?Many cat lovers claim that their feline pets talk to them. They believe their cats can communicate vocally with them and tell them what they want, how they are feeling, and ask how their day has been! So, can domestic cats talk? Can the meows and trills that emanate from your kitty really be described as your cat talking to you?Yes it can!, and no it can't.
Grieving Our Pets Death
Our pets give us so much. They entertain us, listen to our secrets, and give us unconditional love.
Teach a Dog To Swim
You want your dog to swim?We're going to try to give some advice on how to teach a dog how to swim and some general safety issues. As always check with your vet on any medical questions.
How To Choose A Dog - There Is A Lot To Consider, But A Lot Of Help Too
Choosing a dog is a fun adventure. The search for a new familial addition is exciting, but it can also be a little overwhelming.
Help Your Dog Become a Good Canine Citizen
Is your dog a gentleman or lady? If so, you may be able to get an award to prove it from the American Kennel Club (AKC) through its Canine Good Citizen Program.This certification program is for all dogs,whether purebred or mutt.
How To Install An Emergency Brake On Your Horse
Imagine being on a horse and he bolts. You pull those reins to slow him down but it's no use.
An Introduction to Dog Beds
Some people are so attached to their pets that they wouldn't dream of asking them to simply curl up on the floor to go to sleep. Pet owners, especially dog owners, have created an industry for dog beds that rivals the bedding industry for humans in both creativity and profit margins.
Horse Care & Training Tips
Do you own a horse? If so, then you have questions about the care, feeding, shoeing, cost, etc. of horse ownership.
Living With a Pet Serval
Some sources seem to indicate that living with a serval is no more challenging than feeding your pet goldfish. At the other end of the extreme spectrum, many sanctuaries and animal rights activists paint servals and other exotic cats as unmanageable creatures that no ordinary mortal could hope to deal with successfully.
PetManiacs.com's Free! Pet Classified Ads
Click here to Post your ads | View by Location | View by Subject
Click here to Post your ads | View by Location | View by Subject
Pet Website Owners Wanted
Pet Maniacs home | site map | Pet Article List