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A Gift To Make Your Pet Perfectly Happy This Christmas

For many pet owners, a pet is not simply an animal that needs to be fed and watered, it's a part of the family. Pet owners that form special bonds with their pets often go above and beyond to provide their pet with the very best of care and comfort. When the holidays roll around, a lot of pet owners gift their pets with new toys, bedding, cage or crate accessories and more. Browse this list of Christmas gifts for pets to gather some ideas of what you can get your lovable pet for the holidays this year:Dog and Cat ToysActive pets like dogs and cats can never have enough toys around the house. Dog toys and cat toys help keep pets entertained and mentally stimulated. Dog and cat toys can also promote good dental hygiene, so it's important to have a number of toy options available for your pet. Dog toys that make great Christmas gifts include bones, Christmas themed treats, rope toys, plush toys, and balls. Perfect Christmas cat toys include feather teasers, Christmas themed jingle mice, crinkle toys, plush toys,...

 


Training Your New Puppy

When you decide you want to bring a new puppy home, you need to make sure you are ready for the training that goes along with it. You can't just bring home a puppy and think you can let it outside every now and then and be done with it. It doesn't work that way. You will have an adult dog that jumps on people and one that doesn't listen when you tell it something such as sit or stay or come, it will just keep doing what it wants and you really don't want that in a dog.The reward system is a great way to train you puppy. This means if you puppy jumps up on you and you don't want them too, do not give them a reward or treat. If you say 'no jump' and the puppy says down, then reward her! One thing to remember is to keep the commands simple, dogs don't understand complicated sentences. Sit, stay, come, off, no, down, potty etc are all you need when training you new puppy. If you get an adolescent dog or an older dog that is not trained, you must start from the beginning and use the same methods as with a puppy, b...

 


What Exactly Is Catnip, Anyway?

Catnip, or Nepeta Cataria to be appropriately scientific and technical about it, is a perennial herb of the mint family. When one asks "What is catnip" one could also be referring to catwort or catmint. It's obvious enough by the name catnip that we are dealing with an association to the feline persuasion. The cats on catnip effect will be addressed momentarily.From its European beginnings, catnip has spread throughout the world. Mints in general are viable and rabidly proliferate. Aspiring to a meter tall, the multi-branched stem has small, purple-spotted white flowers on them. These delicate leaves contain catnip oil, which is the primary ingredient of catnip and is emitted when the leaves are split or smashed.How does catnip affect cats? Cats on catnip are a sight to see, and generally quite playful and energetic. A small percentage of cats will actually become rather aggressive, so you should be careful not to give it to them. Who wants to cause themselves problems? Now of course, that said, som...

 


Choosing the Right Pet Store

There are many different pet stores available to buy supplies for your dog in. Finding the right type place to get your supplies for your specific needs is easy if you know exactly what you're looking for. If you're looking for a large variety of choices to choose from, a large chain might be the best choice for you. These types of super centers tend to have a very large selection available which is great if you're not sure exactly what you want. These large chain pet stores can also offer great deals and rewards. They will typically have items on sale, sometimes at quite a discount. A lot of these places also have rewards programs. The rewards offered can vary. Some of them will be cash back programs where every quarter they return a percentage of the money you spent there to you. They can also offer special reward programs where if you buy a certain number of a specific item or brand you will get one free. There are also rewards such as free pet toys or dog treats after you spend a certain amount. Chain p...

 


Providing Pet Care During Holidays

When you are a pet owner, it is not unusual that you bring along your pet with you during vacation escapes. Most of us cannot stand the feeling of leaving our pets at home while we are enjoying the exotic enjoyment in our escapades. And also, it is not a pleasant idea to live your pets inside their kennels for days. The good thing about this dilemma especially to those pet lovers who feels the same issue is, there are a lot of holiday escapade areas wherein you can bring along your pet with you. You should be reminded that taking your pets with you in your holiday escapades requires a lot of organization, budgeting and planning. Prior deciding to this option, you also need to research in the Internet on different places where you can bring your pet with you. After finding your destination, the next and last thing to consider is the transportation for you with your pets. International travels oftentimes require a lot of requirements to comply and most especially if you will be bringing your pet with you. So, ...

 


Guidelines For Choosing a Dog Halloween Costume

Choosing a Halloween costume for your dog may seem simple enough, but if you have ever dressed your dog up for Halloween before then you know it is anything but simple. There are many things that you have to think about when choosing a costume. The way it looks is just one consideration and it isn't even the most important. You actually have to put some thought into choosing a costume so you can be sure Halloween is a fun experience and does not turn into a living nightmare. Problems with Choosing the Wrong Costume There are many things that can go wrong if you choose the wrong costume for your dog. One major problem is that your dog's safety could be at risk. Costumes can pose a choking hazard or cause your dog to trip and fall. You also run the risk of a horrible mess if the costume does not allow for your dog to easily go to the bathroom. Other issues you may run into include your dog refusing to wear the costume, a costume that is too restricting or issues with your dog tearing or ruining the costume be...

 




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