Managing Corneal Ulcer In Dogs

The cornea is a translucent, glossy membrane that forms the front of the eyeball. Corneal ulcer is a deep deterioration of the third layer of the eye, giving it a cloudy appearance and is painful. The most common cause of this is trauma. This can result from eyelashes rubbing on the eye (entropion), cat scratching, or contact with a sharp object. Many pets will rub the infected eye with a paw or a carpet to try to ease the discomfort. Recommended: visual rapid test for the qualitative … [Read more...]

You Can Teach an Old Dog New Tricks

The ideal time to teach your dog acceptable behaviors and new tricks is when he is a puppy. Contrary to the old adage, however, old dogs can learn new tricks as well. It just takes time, patience and consistency.  The Art of Teaching Tricks There are four keys to keep in mind when teaching your dog a new command. Cue - Be consistent with the cue you use to communicate with your dog. Hand signals, voice commands and other sound markers work well.Treat - When your … [Read more...]

The Realities Of Owning A Horse

Owning a horse is the dream of many girls and boys when growing up. Horses are really elegant animals, and many owners find them to be the perfect blend of power, cuteness, charm and loyalty.  Despite all their merits, however, owning, and particularly looking after, horses is a really difficult thing to do and should only be considered by those who are committed to giving it the right kind of care and affection. Here we take a look at some of the realities of owning a horse: They … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Adjust Your Pet to a New Home

When you adopt a pet and bring them home, or if you’ve moved to a new home, no matter if they’re a puppy, adult, or senior citizen, there’s always an adjustment period for them. Not only are they in a new place, but they don’t know who you are, who anyone else in the home is, and they don’t know what to expect. Below are five ways to help your pet adjust to a new home. Create A Familiar Space To Make Them Comfortable If possible, bring a toy, blanket, or bed that they already had and … [Read more...]

Aquarium Buyers Guide for Beginners

When it comes to pets, most people often think that fishes are the most low-maintenance pets to take care of—but the truth is that it’s not as simple as that. While it may be true that fishes don’t require so much of your time as some other kinds of pets, they do require an aquarium, which might be harder to set up than you might think. If an aquarium isn’t set up properly, it can be detrimental for your fishes. For those who haven’t previously owned fish, here’s beginner’s guide to aquarium … [Read more...]

Six Secrets of Being a Good Pet Owner

Are you worried about bringing a new pet to your home and not being able to take care of it? You can either wonder about what you are doing wrong. Or you can follow this guide to become the best pet kind of pet owner there is. The arrival of a new pet in a home is often one of the most joyful days for both the family and the pet. However, such happiness often leads new owners to forget how difficult taking care can become. A new pet is almost a new member of the family. Hence, it would be … [Read more...]

How to Keep Your Cat Children Happy

It was about two years ago, and after a half-decade of exhausting options, when my partner and I realized kids were not in our cards. We were sad and mopey for several days. Life had dashed our dreams of first steps, first words, and all the grandkids. But then something magical happened: a cat strolled into our lives. At first, the mood all around was cautious. He spent most of his time just out of reach, and we were nervous new pet owners terrified of messing up. Over the weeks, though, … [Read more...]

6 Mistakes to Avoid When Training Your Pet

Educating your four-legged friend is not an easy task. In fact, many mistakes are often made. Here are some things to absolutely avoid. Training the dog can be a difficult task if you don't know how to properly set up an education program, especially if you are a beginner. Training is a serious matter and often, due to inexperience, several mistakes are made, which can lead to counterproductive results and in fact not to educate the dog in the right way. Each owner should be responsible … [Read more...]