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All You Need To Know About Catnip

All You Need To Know About Catnip

The Catnip plant is a herb that contains nepetalactone, an organic compound found in the leaves and stems of catnip plants. Catnip is a curious plant that many cats seem to enjoy. It can be dried or fresh, and it’s an excellent way for your pet to have some fun in their life whilst relaxing them and providing health benefits.

Catnip can be used as a natural pesticide to keep rodents away from your garden, but it also has many other uses as well! In this blog post, we will cover everything you need to know about Catnip including how it works and what benefits it provides for cats.

Table of Contents

  1. What Exactly Is Catnip?
  2. Can Catnip Make My Cat High?
  3. Why Do Cats Love Catnip So Much?
  4. Benefits Of Catnip
  5. What Type Of Catnip Is The Best?
  6. Conclusion

1. What Exactly Is Catnip?

Catnip, also known as cats wort and mint is a member of the Nepeta family. It has delicate pink or white flowers that can be found growing in loose branching patterns on soft stems with an earthy fragrance like no other plant out there! The leaves are often used for tea due to how much flavour they add when brewed- this herb even gets its nickname “cat’s delight” from all those who enjoy these tasty brews. Cat lovers take note: not only will your favourite feline love you more if it drinks some catnips (though we doubt anyone could get enough), but studies show us humans might too due to the Catnip plant’s ability to lower blood pressure and combat anxiety!

Catnip is often confused with Catmint, which is a different Nepeta species. Catmint has larger leaves than Catnip but both plants are used in the same ways.

Native to Europe, Asia and Africa but now found throughout North America for its pleasant smell cats wort or catnip has been used as a spice since ancient times. It was first discovered by Egyptians who would use it in their religious rituals. It is also mentioned that Cleopatra had this herb at her garden parties!

Bengal Cat

2. Can Catnip Make My Cat High?

No, catnip has no psychoactive effect on your cat whatsoever though some people may think otherwise! It’s often used as a recreational drug due to its ability to relax both humans and cats, but it must be noted that Catnip is not illegal in most places. The only difference between Catnip and marijuana or other drugs is Catnip does not make you high like change to as those other plants do.

The scent of Catnip can be described as pungent with a strong, musky smell that cats seem to really enjoy the most (and some humans too). Cat’s react differently when exposed to Catnip depending on their age, gender, and health status.

3. Why Do Cats Love Catnip So Much?

All cats have a special gene that is responsible for detecting the scent of Catnip and reacting to it. It’s even more likely they will go crazy for this herb if their ancestors were from wilder areas where Catnip grows! In fact, most domesticated or house kitties are not as sensitive to Catnip as those who live outside in the wilderness due to breeding over time.

Pheromones are chemicals that trigger an attractant response in cats. If you give your cat some catnip, they will be irresistibly drawn towards it and want more because of these powerful pheremone effects! Pheromones are powerful and drastically affect the behavior of living organisms. Because cats can’t help but react with an attractant pheromone when they come into contact with catnip, it’s no wonder these two things go hand in paw!

Catnip can also be used as a natural pesticide around your garden because it deters rodents such as moles and mice- which means you get two benefits with one plant! Cats love cat nips so much because Catnip acts on receptors found mostly in a cat’s brain but while Catnip is safe for cats, there are some things to keep in mind while you’re both you both are enjoying this herb. For example:

Catnip can make your cat hyperactive if they eat too much overeat of it. So, be sure not to give them more than a small amount at once!

Cat’s who have been spayed or neutered will usually react less strongly when exposed to Catnip since their sex drive has already been reduced by the surgery. This means that male cats may still get excited about Catnip even after having the procedure done because their sexual desires remain intact.

Wet Kitten Food

4. Benefits Of Catnip

  • Catnip is a fun herb for humans and cats alike! It’s safe to use around your furry friends since it doesn’t pose any danger.
  • Catnip also stimulates the appetite in felines, which means you can give this as a treat before mealtime too if they’re not interested in their food!
  • Catnip can also be used as a natural pesticide around your garden since it’s been found to deter mice and other small rodents from destroying plants.
  • Catnip can help reduce inflammation or swelling when applied topically to the skin.
  • Catnip is also thought to be an effective treatment for fevers, headaches and other minor aches in cats.

When Catnip is ingested by cats, they have an intense reaction that usually lasts for ten minutes before their senses return to normal again–and after the initial exposure ends, cats will usually act normally for about ten minutes before they return to Catnip again. Cats can also experience this reaction multiple times in one day so plan accordingly!

5. What Type Of Catnip Is The Best?

There are different Catnip products sold in pet stores these days, which means there is a Catnip product for every cat! Cats who don’t react to Catnip at all may enjoy the pouches of dried Catnips that you can sprinkle on their toys or scratching posts instead.

Cats who go crazy for Catnip might prefer Catnip toys that are stuffed with dried Catnips or Catnip-infused fabric for them to play with. They’ll love the way it feels in their mouth and paws!

Cat’s who just want a little taste of Catnip without all the fuss will enjoy Catmint sprays because they can smell Catnip without eating it. Catmint sprays are perfect for cats who have to be on a special diet or avoid Catnips because of allergies!

Catnip spray is also great for older cats who may not be as interested in Cat Nips anymore because of age. Catmint sprays can even be used to keep rodents away from your garden and yard, which means you won’t have to worry about them eating up all your plants while Cat’s are around!

Girl Kissing Cat

6. Conclusion

Catnip is a fun herb for humans and cats alike! Cats seem to love Catnips so much because Catnip acts on receptors found mostly in their brains. It also induces an irresistibly attractive pheromone effect that causes them to play with it like crazy when they come into contact with the herb.

Remember to ask a veterinarian before giving catnip to your cat. Cats who are sick or pregnant should not be given Catnip either.

Helpful Cat Training Tips for Beginners

Helpful Cat Training Tips for Beginners

 

Podcast | Kiara – Helpful Cat Training Tips for Beginners

 

So, you have a new little member of the family, and likely a very active playful one! Are they knocking stuff off of your counters and tearing holes in the furniture? It might be time to start cat training, whether they are kittens or grown adults. Training cats can be a little bit trickier than training a dog as cats are very independent creatures and prefer to do things their own way. However, there are some training tips that beginners can take advantage of to keep your cat on your good side and off your countertops!

Table of Contents

  1. Teaching your kitten to sit on command
  2. Teaching your kitten to use the bed/crate
  3. Developing socialization skills
  4. Teaching safe playing techniques
  5. Proper feeding etiquette
  6. Training a kitten to recognize their name
  7. Training a cat to use the toilet
  8. Get your cat some fun toys

1. Teaching your kitten to sit on command

Teaching your cat to sit is very similar to teaching a dog. You have to find your cat’s highest motivator (usually a treat of some kind) and physically push their backside down onto the floor. Immediately upon doing so, give them the cat treat! You’ll then fade that to independence.

2. Teaching your kitten to use the bed/crate

Kittens like to sleep wherever they feel safest, so teaching them that the bed/crate is where they belong can take some work. Some helpful tips for this process include:

  • Easing them into it by requiring them to stay in the crate or on the bed for a period of time (30 seconds to start and then increase)
  • Reinforcing that the bed/crate is a good thing by having a treat waiting in it for them
  • Giving them praise and pets anytime you see them in the bed/crate even if it’s not during a training session
  • Having their favourite toys in the bed/crate
  • Keeping the crate covered with a blanket and making it cozy (cats like to be surrounded and comfy).

3. Developing socialization skills

If you have anti-social cats, your best bet is to ease them into socialization. You can do this by only having them be held for short periods of time, so they get used to it. You can also just be around your cat even if you aren’t interacting with them. This gets them used to people being there and having to be okay with that. 

 

4. Teaching safe playing techniques

This comes down to simply rewarding the good behavior when they play in a safe manner is discouraging the behavior that comes with unsafe playing. For cats, the most effective form of punishment for unsafe behavior is spraying them with a squirt bottle or removing the toy altogether.

5. Proper feeding etiquette

Using cat bowls designed for proper eating can help reinforce proper behavior. If that’s not an option, make sure you have a designated eating spot and reinforce how you want your cat to eat by observing and giving them pets and a treat when they eat correctly.

6. Training a kitten to recognize their name

The easiest way is to overuse their name. Always say it to them and teach them to respond to it by standing/sitting 6 inches in front of them and say their name. When they respond, they get a treat or a toy or pet. Move your distance over time.

7. Training a cat to use the toilet

You’ll need to get crafty here and set up a “litter box” on top of your toilet to start that your cat will use. From there, you’ll remove the litter, and then slowly cut holes so that your cat voids into the toilet. You’ll then remove the litter box entirely and reward your cat with treats or pets each time they go in the toilet!

8. Get your cat some fun toys

A bonus tip for your cat-lovers is to purchase fun, unique toys that your cat will enjoy, and you can use as a reinforcer for training! Consider cat toys that they can chase or pounce on!


Training your cat is no easy feat, but it is absolutely attainable if you are patient, use lots of reinforcement, and remind yourself that cats are stubborn creatures and need you to be consistent! With these tips, you’re sure to have a happy trained kitty in no time!

How To Help Your Dog Love Baths

How To Help Your Dog Love Baths

Every dog owner knows the struggle of taking their dog out to play and walking back inside with muddy paws, smelly fur, and an overall attitude of, “I don’t need a bath, I’m squeaky clean!”. However, giving your dog a bath is important, but for some dogs, this is a terrifying experience. Luckily, there are several things you can do to help your dog learn to love baths!

Table of Contents

  1. Start young
  2. Don’t underestimate a good treat
  3. Don’t rush
  4. Bring a positive attitude
  5. Make it Fun
  6. Make the water comfortable
  7. Keep it short
  8. Conclusion

1.Start young

If possible, start bathing your dog at home from a young age. This gives them ample time to adjust to the process and puppies are notoriously easier to train to enjoy baths than older dogs are! Puppies also often enjoy baths from the beginning, so this will make your life and theirs easier as they age.

 

2.Don’t underestimate a good treat

Treats are going to be your best friend when trying to get your fearful dog to enjoy (or at least tolerate) bath time. Use treats as motivation and builds your dog’s tolerance slowly. The best way to do this is by working in stages: use dog treats to get your dog to tolerate being in the bathroom then work your way up the ladder (tolerate hearing/seeing the running water, tolerate feeling the water, tolerate standing in the tub, tolerate having water poured on them, etc.)

3. Don’t rush

Baths are hectic enough for dogs with the noise of the bathroom, bathtub water, feeling a little trapped in the bath, feeling the water on their body, having water dumped on them, etc. Take your time when helping your dog enjoy baths. The slower you go and the more praise you provide, the calmer your dog will feel.

 

4. Bring a positive attitude

Dogs often feed off of the emotions of their owners. If you are showing fear, they will show fear (or they will get aggressive). By using an excited tone of voice, you’re more likely to notice your pup’s excitement level and trust level increase during bath times. Some pets also respond well to a positive attitude, but calm demeanor versus an overexcited one. You’ll have to do some trial and error to determine which one your pet responds best to. 

5. Make it Fun 

Don’t make bath time all about getting in and out. Provide your pup with some bath time toys like squeakers they only get when they are in the bath. This will increase their motivation. Also, using an excited tone of voice here and getting a little wet and messy with them will help lower their anxiety and make bath time seem more like playtime.

 

6. Make the water comfortable

Dog’s skin is much more sensitive to heat/cold than humans. You want the bath to be warm, but not hot. It should be easy for you to keep your hand in the water for an extended amount of time. If you notice your hand is getting too hot or you’re wanting to pull out, make the water cooler. The same concept applies to water that is too cold.

7. Keep it short

Bath time should not be rushed, but it should also not drag on for pups who have a fear of this time. For first-timers or pups with bath time anxiety, try keeping bath time under 10 minutes and then build it up.

7.
Conclusion

Bath time can be scary for new pups, rescue pups, or pups who have a fear of bath time. It’s absolutely possible to help reduce your pup’s anxiety with the help of a few tips and tricks. Remember to make bath time fun, simple, and provide lots of praise and treats/toys that will reassure your dog. You want them to enjoy bath time, not want to dive out of the tub every 10 seconds!

How To Deal With Aggression in Cats

How To Deal With Aggression in Cats

Podcast | Kiara – How To Deal With Aggression in Cats

 

To us, cats may seem mysterious or unpredictable, but in fact, we are unaware. We can read their body language and understand what they want us to understand. But what we need to know is that the aggressive behaviour of cats is related to many different patterns.

Table of Contents

  1. Give the Cat Some Space
  2. Provide a Variety of Toys For Your Cat
  3. Spend at Least Twenty Minutes With Your Cat, Twice a Day
  4. Build an Outdoor Enclosure For Your Cat
  5. Use Food to Reward Your Cat For Non-Aggressive Behavior
  6. Exposing the Cat to Another Cat
  7. Seeking Medical Help

 

beautiful cute kitten

 

1. Give the Cat Some Space

Give your cat some space. Although it is important to ensure environmental stimulation, aggressive cats are unlikely to interact with humans. They need space to learn trust.

 

2. Provide a Variety of Toys For Your Cat

Don’t hang toys on the cat’s face. Cats don’t like it. Try not to limit the playing time. When entering a room with aggressive cats, avoid eye contact and ensure that the cat has a clear escape route. Other cats prefer toys that require the owner’s attention. If you encourage your cat to play, you can “hunt” So move the toy to imitate the actions of rodents or birds. Provide best cat toys from time to time so that your cat does not get bored with toys.

 

3. Spend at Least Twenty Minutes With Your Cat, Twice a Day

Forty minutes is not that much for a person. This is of great significance to the relationship between you and your cat. It will improve the connection between you and your pet and help the cat gain energy.

4. Build an Outdoor Enclosure For Your Cat

Provide a more challenging environment for your cat. This will irritate him and does not require your attention. The outdoor enclosure not only allows your cat to stay indoors, but it can also drive away other animals. Make sure you include platforms and places for it to explore and rest. The cat can watch the leaves blowing in the wind, the birds flying, and the squirrels running for hours. If you don’t have an outdoor fence, try to have a window so that your cat can easily sit on it and stare out of the window.

 

5. Use Food to Reward Your Cat For Non-Aggressive Behaviour

In cats, food is often associated with positive emotions, so cat food can be used as a reward to shape their behaviour. Here are a few things to try: To boost your cat’s confidence, find yourself a cat snack while you play, and pass it to him in the room. Try to pick up the snacks and throw them away, letting the cat approach. Cats irritate and attack. Keep a safe distance as needed, and then reward food for non-aggressive behaviour.

 

6. Exposing the Cat to Another Cat

Most territorial aggression is directed at other cats. This attack can be carried out in the same way as an attack caused by adapting to fear and has a gradual effect. Keep the cat in a separate room and provide bedding, food, and water. Both cats should be able to hear each other through the closed door, but there should be no physical contact. Change the position of the cat after a few days. When a new cat explores the house and the smell of a new playmate, let your cat explore the smell of the newcomer. Wait until they have time to study before changing.

7. Seeking Medical Help

Intact males are particularly prone to aggressive behaviour towards each other. Get them fixed is the best way to get rid of this aggression. So seek medical help for pet.

 

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Summer Pet Care – What Do Dog Parents Need To Know?

Summer Pet Care – What Do Dog Parents Need To Know?

Podcast | Kiara – Summer Pet Care – What Do Dog Parents Need To Know?

 

Overview

Summer means you can do many outdoor activities with your favorite pets, but when the temperature starts to rise, you should take some precautions to keep your pets safe, whether it is an outdoor walk, or a drive, or just a play in the garden. The important thing is that your pets need to be safe and healthy. Here are some tips on how to take care of your pet in the summer.

Table of Contents

  1. Heatwave during summer
  2. Never leave your pet in the car
  3. Keep your pet’s paws cool
  4. Grooming your pet
  5. Feeding the right food
  6. Choose the right accessories for your pets
  7. Importance of a vet visit during summer

1. Symptoms in case of a heatwave during summer

During a heatwave, your pets might undergo excessive increased heart rate, panting, and drooling. If they are outdoor, then make sure they rest in the shade. Or bring them indoors and let them relax in a cool, dry place with plenty of clean water.

 

2. Never leave your pet in the car

Never leave your pet in a closed car, as this can cause heatstroke and suffocation. On a normal day, the temperature in a car can reach 40° Celsius in 10 minutes and 120° Celsius under direct sunlight. Even if you think it only takes a few minutes, it isn’t. If you ride a fur ball, please bring water and a bowl. Bring your pet with you when you get off the car.

3. Keep your pet’s paws cool

Keep your pet’s paws cool. When the sun is shining, surfaces such as asphalt or metal can become very hot. The concrete slabs used for the sidewalks are exposed to direct sunlight. Concrete absorbs heat and stores it, while slowly releasing heat. Because concrete absorbs heat, the slab becomes very hot, which can burn pets’ paws. Try to keep your dog away from hot asphalt; not only will it burn your dog’s paws, but it will also raise its body temperature and cause overheating. Always keep your pet’s paws clean and dry.

 

4. Grooming your pet

Do you feel very clean and refreshed after showering? Your pet feels the same way. Basic grooming includes washing and brushing, as well as trimming nails. Grooming usually involves massaging your pet to help them relax. In the summer, you also need to cut a cool hairstyle for your pet. Therefore, your pet’s fur is naturally designed to stay cool in summer and warm in winter. Choosing a full shave will destroy the built-in temperature control. Grooming your pets regularly is a good idea because it will help them stay relaxed and comfortable.

5. Feeding the right food

Your pet may like cold watermelons (please don’t have seeds!) on a hot summer day, this is not surprising. It is important to add liquid to your pet’s diet or make sure that the food is the consistency of the sauce. Fruits and vegetables with high water content can keep your pet hydrated and nourished. In addition, curd and rice, buttermilk, and even peanut butter and curd mix are good summer pet foods. In addition, watermelons, bananas, oranges, and cucumbers are also great summer foods for pets. Avoid foods containing salt and sugar. Make sure your pet stays hydrated in hot weather, and remember to increase their water intake by eating cold vegetables or chicken soup. Do not provide them with hot food in the summer, and make sure the temperature is cooler where the pet is living.

 

6. Choose the right accessories for your pets

We do not recommend that your pet wear summer hoodies or dog T-shirts. Their coat should be allowed to breathe free unless you take them for a walk and the weather is a bit sunny. Remove the collar, and set them free for a few hours. Also, watch out for ticks or fleas under the collar. Choose pet shampoos that contain medicinal ingredients such as aloe vera and anti-tick properties such as tea tree oil.

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7. Importance of a vet visit during summer

Send them to your veterinarian for inspection. If your pet dog has any signs of fever or vomiting, call your veterinarian and former medical expert.

What is Seasonal Canine Illness?

What is Seasonal Canine Illness?

Seasonal Canine Illness 

Seasonal Canine Illness (SCI) is a recently reported disease, the cause of which is currently unclear. The dog is affected soon after walking in the woods and can be fatal, although it is usually not treated early. The most commonly observed is from August to November. Hence the name SCI can be seen in best dog breeds of all genders and ages, but does not seem to affect other animals, such as cats. Dogs will get sick after about 24-72 hours of walking in the woods.

Table of Contents

  1. What are the Symptoms of Seasonal Canine Illness?
  2. How is Seasonal Canine Illness Treated?
  3. What is the Cause of Seasonal Canine Illness?
  4. Where Seasonal Canine Illness was reported?

1. What are the Symptoms of Seasonal Canine Illness?

The symptoms mainly affect the gastrointestinal tract. These may include symptoms such as:

  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Eating less
  • Lethargy
  • Muscle Tremors

At the time of the examination, some dogs had a higher temperature than normal. 

2. How is Seasonal Canine Illness Treated?

Treatment focuses on symptoms and usually includes intravenous fluids, antibiotics, and anti-sickness medication. In most cases, it will recover within a week after treatment. The number of dogs may deteriorate and collapse, although this rarely happens. In 2010, 20% of suspected SCI injuries reported to the Animal Health Trust were fatal; however, less than 2% of cases reported in 2012 were fatal, indicating that veterinarians are increasingly able to successfully identify and treat SCI.

3. What is the Cause of Seasonal Canine Illness?

It is not clear what causes seasonal canine illness in dogs. The Animal Health Trust is conducting research, but there is currently no test to diagnose SCI. Current research has eliminated man-made poisons, contaminated water sources, and fungi, and natural flora as the reason. Ectoparasites (such as mites) are considered triggers, especially the harvest mites because they also occur seasonally. Many dogs pick up mites while walking and never get sick; however, fipronil aerosol for preventive treatment of mites is a simple and safe solution. If you want to treat your dog, please consult your veterinarian.

 

4. Where Seasonal Canine Illness was reported?

Seasonal dog diseases are recorded nationwide and can appear after any forest walk. Historically, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire (Sherwood Forest and Clumber Park), Norfolk, Suffolk, and New York Forests reported a higher number of cases. If you pass through these areas, you can see the dashboard in the SCI forest warning; we recommend that you pay close attention to the dogs after going to these places. Animals with suspicious symptoms should receive veterinary care as soon as possible. Seasonal canine illness is still a rare disease, and there are many other easily treatable causes of vomiting, diarrhea, and lethargy.  If you are worried about your dog for any reason, please contact your nearest veterinarian to let them know if they are at risk of SCI.

Change Those Eating Habits

Change Those Eating Habits

Podcast | Kiara – Change Those Eating Habits

 

Table of Contents

  1. Choose cat food before they decide
  2. Eating Habit
  3. Prediction about cats dinner eating habit
  4. Veterinarians advised for cat owners to stick with one brand
  5. Try changing the cat diet gradually
  6. Simple tips
  7. Try to some new brands
  8. Switching brands food techniques for cats
  9. Recognizing the Signs of Illness in Cats

 

1. Choose cat food before they decide

The best way to keep your cat’s diet varied is by introducing new foods early and often, but as an inquisitive kitten exploring the world around them. If you can be proactive about their food choices, before they’ve already decided what flavour of meat or fish they like most!. You’ll likely find that it becomes easier over time.

Brown Pussy Cat Eating food from a steel bowl - Pawrulz

2. Eating Habit

Human children are often picky eaters, and it can be hard for them to try new food types they didn’t like as kids. But do dogs have the same problem? Nope! Most of them will try anything edible at any point in their lives if it smells good – even sometimes when not so healthy or delicious- just because that’s what they want (and need!). Cats seem a lot more finicky than dogs, but really only become habituated with whatever you feed them based on taste, smell, and especially texture over time.

white cat hiding food

3. Prediction about cats dinner eating habit

“As a predator, maybe it’s because cat ancestors had to learn from an early age what dinner might be. But we don’t know if that applies to most outdoor cats since their feeding habits develop earlier.”

Brown kitten eating food from a green bowl - Pawrulz

 

4. Veterinarians advised, cat owners to stick with one brand

Cats are notoriously picky eaters. In fact, they only enjoy the taste of food that is based on texture and smell because this helps them identify what it’s eating by it’s scent or memorize a certain flavor to come back for more in future meals. Veterinarians have historically advised cat owners to stick with one brand if their cats were doing well just like humans do! It’s not uncommon though for some people who may find themselves living alone (or at least without anyone else taking care of meal preparation) to switch out brands every so often since there can be large differences between different pet foods online depending on how processed each ingredient was before being mixed together.

two cats eating food together

5. Try changing the cat diet gradually

“If you’re not sure what to feed your adult cat, try changing the diet gradually and err on the side of the variety.”

black and white kitten enjoying food from his owners hand

6. Simple tips

If you’re anti-dry, be sure to offer them periodic dry treats so that they become familiar with the sensation of a different texture.

white and brown kitty eating chunks

7. Try to some new brands

You know, I’ve been thinking lately that it’s not just the food itself but also where you get your pet food. Most of us are used to Purina and Hills brands for our pets while some prefer a more natural diet for their furry friends. So why don’t we explore both options?

Offer different brands as well as other types of foods from smaller companies such as raw diets

Cats are notoriously picky eaters. Sometimes we can trick them by gradually adding the new diet to their old one, but some cats will never go for it and others need a change because they’re sick!

Grey kitty got surprised while eating food

8. Switching brands food techniques for cats

Now, how does this all work? Well, Dr.Raditic says that “you’re increasing the GI tolerance.” What’s great about variety is it lessens your cat from becoming too used to one product and therefore when they switch things up their stomach doesn’t get upset. The most important thing here though is you don’t want them getting sick of food because then switching brands becomes difficult or even impossible since they may refuse entirely if there isn’t any flavor difference!

Brown kitty watching food before eating

9. Recognizing the Signs of Illness in Cats

Every cat is different and some can have an adverse reaction to prescription diets. One such diet could be causing them to go days without a meal, which would result in severe health issues if not addressed quickly.

The owner of the following text should take care as they write because many cats don’t like new prescriptions under any circumstances–they may only eat what’s been given before, which means that when these cats refuse food for prolonged periods it doesn’t just mean hunger, it could also signify something more serious happening instead.

hungry and Sad golden kitty - Pawrulz

What Type of Dog Is Right For Your Family?

What Type of Dog Is Right For Your Family?

Podcast | Kiara – What Type of Dog Is Right For Your Family?

 

What type of dog is right for your family? It’s a question that many people ask themselves when deciding what kind of pet to get. 

Gathering of dogs

Table of Contents

  1. What is your specific living situations
  2. What type of dog you consider
  3. What type of breed would be best
  4. Poodles or Bichon Frises
  5. Labradors
  6. Labrador Retrievers (pictured), Golden retriever,, Beagles , Irish Setters
  7. Pugs
  8. Brussels Griffons
  9. chase
  10. Labrador Retrievers
  11. Shih Tzu or Yorkshire Terrier

 

1. What is your specific living situations

Some breeds are better suited for specific living situations, so it’s important to do some research before you adopt. One way to figure out which breed might be best for you is by looking at the different personalities and traits they have! In this article, we will talk about five popular breeds and discuss their personality traits.

one black dog and one white dog playing with a green ball

2. What type of dog you consider

  1. If you have children, consider a dog that is good with kids
  2. If your family has allergies, get a hypoallergenic breed like the Maltese or Poodle.
  3. Consider getting two dogs if you live in an apartment and want to keep your dog company. 
  4. Get a larger dog if you’re looking for something to guard your home from intruders. 
  5. Dogs need exercise so make sure they have plenty of space to run free outside.
  6. A small dog is perfect for a family with young children.
  7. If you have allergies, then consider getting a hypoallergenic breed like the poodle or bichon frise.
  8. Large dogs are great for families who spend a lot of time outdoors as they need less exercise and can live in colder climates.
  9. A medium-sized dog is good if you want something that’s easy to travel with and doesn’t shed much hair.
  10. Consider what type of exercise your family needs and the size of your yard before deciding on which type of dog to adopt.

white cute dog with vampire teeth

3. What type of breed would be best

If you’re considering adopting a dog, it’s important to consider what type of breed would be best for your family.

There are many wonderful dog breeds that make great pets but some may better suit suburban and farm families than households living in the city!

golden brown fairy dog - Pawrulz

 

4. Poodles or Bichon Frises

If you’re on the fence about getting a dog, consider adopting one of these hypoallergenic breeds: Poodles or Bichon Frises.

Sad brown pup

5. Labradors

Given that large families spend more time outdoors and typically have room for larger dogs to roam around in their yards there are plenty out who will enjoy playing fetch with them! Medium-sized pets like Labradors make great companions 

Golden labrador looking into water

6. Labrador Retrievers, Golden retriever, Beagles, Irish Setters

If your family wants something easy enough not to travel far distances but still energetic at home; they also don’t shed as much hair compared to some other types which is ideal given how many allergies can be present nowadays when coming into contact with pet dander (the dead skin cells from animals). If having an active lifestyle sounds perfect then adopt either Greyhounds Family dogs such as Labrador Retrievers (pictured), Golden Retrievers, Beagles, Irish Setters are playful & protective. 

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7. Pugs

Pugs can live happily with their owners-particularly on laps ! 

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8. Brussels Griffons

Brussels Griffons enjoy playing games like hide ‘n’ seek.

Cute brown-black dog

9. Chase

“Chase” around furniture while French Bulldogs love cuddling up together at bedtime so if these traits sound familiar then maybe one from each category is the right choice?

It’s difficult to say

Two energetic dogs running in the woods

10. Labrador Retrievers

These gentle giants are perfect for families with kids and other pets since they love to play. They don’t need a ton of exercise either! Their personality traits include being friendly towards everyone (people or animals) as well having an enthusiasm that is hard not to be around all the time. Labrador retrievers make excellent family dogs due in part because of their intelligence; this may come from them originally bred by fishermen who wanted help bringing nets home without getting wet -their coat helps keep water out while still providing warmth during cold Newfoundland winters- Labradors have been used extensively over centuries on fishing boats throughout North America where these qualities were valued upon entry into international competition circles after World War II !!! More recently

white puppy chewing something

11. Shih Tzu or Yorkshire Terrier

If space is limited in your home, go for a small dog with short hair such as the Shih Tzu or Yorkshire Terrier. These dogs can be content to curl up on the couch for hours while their owners are away or may prefer more interaction.

Their intelligence, personality, and energy levels will depend largely upon how they have been raised !!! They make wonderful pets if given adequate exercise but don’t do well in a small space- as you might imagine! So take time when searching out your new family member -ask friends who own different breeds what attributes matter most so that choosing one is easy

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One reason why you might consider a golden retriever or labrador! And of course “thank” them with some yummy treats from our site because every dog deserves great care !!) Labrador retrievers made excellent companions mostly.

Seven Necessary Pet Products Every Dog Owner Must Have

Seven Necessary Pet Products Every Dog Owner Must Have

Podcast | Kiara – Seven Necessary Pet Products Every Dog Owner Must Have

 

When you bring home your new dog or puppy, you’re bound to feel a range of emotions. On the one hand, you’re ecstatic about your adorable new pet, but you’re probably also concerned about how they’ll fit into your family and whether you’re prepared to care for them.

Aside from your care for them, there are a few things you’ll need.

With these items on hand, you’ll be fully prepared for anything dog ownership has in store for you, allowing you to relax and enjoy every moment with your new pup.

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Table of Contents

    1. ID Tags
    2. Pet First Aid Kit
    3. Spare Leash
    4. Harness
    5. Flea Treatment
    6. Paw Wipes/Coat Wipes
    7. Stain and Odor Remover

1. ID Tags

Put this at the top of your list of must-haves for your dog. Even if your dog is microchipped, ID tags personalised with their name will help ensure they return home as soon as possible. In the event of a fire, earthquake, or another emergency, most dogs should wear ID tags 24 hours a day, seven days a week on a flat collar (not a martingale-style).

happy brown dog sitting on a chair

 

2. Pet First Aid Kit

This kit includes the essentials, but there is plenty of room to customize its contents for your specific pet. A first-aid kit is necessary not only in the event of a natural disaster but also whenever a pet is far from immediate assistance, such as when the family takes the pet outside for a picnic or anywhere else.

white-brown dog holding a first-aid kit

 

3. Spare Leash

A spare leash is similar to a spare jacket for humans; when you need it, you’re really glad you packed it. You can take your dog for a walk, but if the only leash you have has problems, you can’t.  The spare one will save your life.

 

4. Harness

A harness provides more security and comfort for many dogs, and it is especially beneficial for those who pull on the leash. Depending on your dog’s size, training, and temperament, one of the styles may be preferable to the other. Moving to a harness, for example, may alter the way you walk your dog, or from your dog size. 

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5. Flea Treatment

Fleas can sneak into your home any time of year. Many flea treatments can be purchased over the counter, but stick to collars, chewable, or medications that are “veterinarian recommended.” This is one product where natural options just don’t cut it.

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6. Paw Wipes/Coat Wipes

When there isn’t time for a full bath, these babies come in handy. Baby wipes or other moist wipes labeled safe for pet use can quickly clean muddy, sandy, or salty paws and are easy to pack in a bag if you’re traveling. They help in the removal of allergens, dirt, and anything odorous that your dog may have rolled in. Apply them to the paws or wipe them on the coat as needed.

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7. Stain and Odor Remover

As much as you adore your adorable furry friends, they can cause quite a commotion in your home, which is why these top-rated stain removers are so useful. There’s no need to worry about the mess if you’re puppy training or your pet isn’t feeling well. Enzyme-based cleaners are truly a marvel of modern science. They aid in the removal of lingering urine odours while also removing the underlying pheromones that pups tend to return to and re-mark when left behind.

Remember, take care of your dog because you are in charge of him and you are his family.

Black dog with white patches eating leaves from ground

The 5 Types of Dog Harnesses

The 5 Types of Dog Harnesses

Podcast | Kiara – The 5 Types of Dog Harnesses

 

Every expert agrees that wearing a harness while walking your dog is safer than leading them by the collar.

With so many different types of dog harnesses on the market, it can be difficult to find the right one for your pup! The main advantage of using a harness instead of a traditional collar for walks is that it relieves pressure on your dog’s neck, potentially preventing tracheal injury. 

Different Types Of Harnesses

Table of Contents

  1. Back-clip harnesses have the D-ring (where the leash attaches) on top.
  2. Front-Clip Harnesses
  3. Dual-Clip Harnesses
  4. Step-In Harness
  5. Head Halters

1. Back-clip harnesses have the D-ring (where the leash attaches) on top

Benefits: You have more control over your dog than you would with a flat collar. To avoid tangling, keep the leash up and away from your dog’s legs. The D-ring is placed lower on your dog’s back and away from their neck, which reduces the risk of injury.

Back-clip harnesses can exacerbate pulling problems, which is by far the most significant disadvantage. Because dogs move in the opposite direction of the force applied to them, if you pull on top of them, they will pull forward.

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2. Front-Clip Harnesses

Front-clip harnesses are similar to back-clip harnesses in appearance, but the D-ring is located on your dog’s chest. If your dog pulls, you should probably start with one of these harnesses.

Advantages: The front attachment point discourages your dog’s natural pulling instinct. Some have Martingale loops to apply additional pressure, discouraging pulling even more. You can direct your dog by laying the leash on either side of him.

Disadvantages: The leash becomes tangled in your dog’s legs more easily, and swinging it from one side of your dog to the other can be difficult (their snout gets in the way).

bull dog wearing violet and red harness

 

3. Dual-Clip Harnesses

Dual-clip harnesses provide the most versatility, allowing you to clip to your dog’s back or front…or both if you have a double-ended leash (image below). When only one D-ring is used, the harness can be used as a back-clip or front-clip harness.

Advantages: Versatility in that it can be used as a front-clip or back-clip harness, or both.

Disadvantages: Most of these harnesses are larger or more expensive, and you’ll need a double-ended leash to connect to both D-rings at the same time.

Blue colour Dog harness

 

4. Step-In Harness

For dogs who dislike wearing a harness over their heads, a step-in harness is ideal. Lay the harness flat on the ground and allow your dog to step into the two loops formed by the straps. 

  • Advantages: Excellent for small dog breeds; most are back-clip; easy to put on.
  • The disadvantage is that if your dog is easily excited or disobedient, it may be difficult to get them into the proper position to put on the harness.

white and golden dog with red harness

 

5. Head Halters

Head halters are an excellent choice for extreme pullers because they allow you to exert the most control over your dog while using the least amount of force. When our 52-pound dog hulks out at the sight of another dog, she can be difficult to restrain with any of the harnesses listed above.

Advantages: Because your dog cannot throw their entire bodyweight behind a lunge, you have the most control over him. Ideal for smaller people with larger dogs.

Disadvantages: Uncontrollable dogs risk injuring their necks. Some dogs don’t like wearing head halters, so it may take a few days/weeks to get them used to it. If your dog is a heavy puller, it may leave marks on its face.

Serious looking dog with golden brown patches

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