Types Of Animal Cruelty According to The Humane Society of The United States, “Most reported animal cruelty comes in the form of neglect, with direct violence occurring less.” Neglect occurs when an animal’s caretaker fails to provide the basic necessities. This includes food, water, shelter, and medical care. Neglect—whether intentional or unintentional— can become life-threatening. This type of cruelty is often the result of someone not realizing how much work goes into car
Cats and boxes: it’s a love affair for the ages. For most cats, nothing can bring as much joy as a simple box. For some cats, any box will do. For others, size matters, and preferences vary. While some cats prefer big, roomy mansion-sized boxes, others will wedge themselves into tiny little boxes, giving rise to the “if it fits it sits” meme. Have you ever wondered why cats are so drawn to boxes and other enclosed spaces like baskets and suitcases? Instinct Looking for enclos
Wow … I’ve had dogs my entire life and never knew they drank water like this! I have, from time-to-time, watched my dogs drink and commented on their ability to actually get water in their mouth. I mean, could you even imagine a human trying to use their tongue to slosh and splash around a bowl full of water? We would die of thirst! Thanks to an ultra slow motion video by The Secret Life Of Dogs, we now know how our furry friends do it. Get ready to be amazed because this vid
Training doesn’t have to be time-consuming. Since your puppy’s attention span isn’t that long, aim for 10-minute sessions. This little amount of time makes a world of difference. Trust me, being able to communicate with your pooch is life-changing. Commands To Teach Your Puppy 1) Sit This is usually the first command dog parent’s teach their little ones. That’s probably because it’s one of the easiest. Here are a few tips to help you teach your dog how to sit: Hold a small tr
I came across this “Top 10 Most Dangerous Pet Parasites” infographic by Entirely Pets on Pinterest the other day. I think it has some great information that all pet owners should know. If your dog is showing any of the warning signs and symptoms mentioned on this list, make sure to get your pup checked by a vet ASAP. It’s pretty easy to check for parasites. Your vet will either run a blood test or need a stool sample (depending on what parasite they’re testing for). It’s alwa
Most of us are used to living with cat hair. Shedding is a normal process for healthy cats, in which old fur is replaced with new. All cats shed, regardless of the length of their coats. You may think that longhaired cats shed more, but that’s only because the fur they shed is so much more visible. You can’t stop your cat from shedding, nor should you – after all, it’s a natural process. However, there are ways to reduce shedding and deal with cat hair in your home. Frequent
Have you ever seen your dog dragging his butt across the ground? The act is commonly known as “scooting” and is done in an attempt to alleviate an itch or irritation caused by anal gland issues. The first time I saw my Chihuahua scoot was about two years ago. First, it was outside on the grass and then, later that day, he dragged his booty across my living room carpet—those are two surfaces that dogs seem to choose. Four Reasons Dogs Scoot 1) Anal Sac Problems Located interna
Does your cat run and hide when the doorbell rings? Do your friends not believe that you actually have a cat? It’s not unusual for cats to pull a disappearing act when strangers visit. While some cats are naturally gregarious, others may be cautious with strangers, especially if they haven’t been introduced to many different people during a cat’s prime socialization period (between three to nine weeks of age.) Some cats are just naturally shy. And it’s not helping that visit
Since I’m not the only one on the planet cleaning up pet hair, I figured I would share this awesome infographic by Neato Robotics. It offers some helpful cleaning tips to easily remove pet hair from every surface.
1) Poodle 2) Maltese 3) Irish Water Spaniel 4) Portuguese Water Dog 5) Spanish Water Dog 6) Bichon Frise 7) Chinese Crested 8) Bedlington Terrier 9) Kerry Blue Terrier 10) American Hairless Terrier 11) Miniature Schnauzer If you have a dog that does shed, check out our blog of the day Monday with: Tips to clean up pet hair from every surface!