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Dog breeds that live the longest is a great companion

The breed of dog that lives the longest

We always think that our pets will live for a long time. Well, I have found that ten dogs breeds live0 the longest. This is very interesting because not all dog breeds that live that long.

You have to account the health of the dog and if they have an illness. If a dog has a disease that will shorten the dog life. When you get a puppy or dog have it check out and make sure you get all the vaccines that it needs. You can prevent something, but you can avoid all things.

Always make sure that you get a regular check-up for your puppy or dog. Always ask questions about your pet, so you know what is going on.

Here is the list of the ten dog breeds that live the longest.

Australian Shepherd-15 years, Beagle-15 years, Maltese-15 years, Shih Tzu-15 years, Lhasa Apso-15 years, Cockapoo-16 years, (Cocker Spaniel / Poodle, Toy Poodle-16 years, Jack Russell Terrier-16 years, Chihuahua-17 years, New Guinea Singing Dog-18 years.

All these dog breeds live the longest providing that they are in good health of course. These are the best breeds also to have in an apartment because they are either small to medium size dogs. They are easy to take care as well.

They are not a destructive dog either. You still should have toys, bones, and treats for them of course. They will be great company for anyone that is lonely or need of a companion.

These breed of dogs live longer and that is a great thing because that makes them a great companion for a child, a younger adult that lives in an apartment, and an older adult looking for some companionship.

These dogs are great companions to anyone who loves small to medium dogs. They are great for apartments because of there size makes it easy to take care of them.

These ages that I have found is the right age but things happen and you will eventually have to face the possibility that the dog’s health is failing and you may have to have your best friend euthanized and that is not an easy thing to have to do but that is worst-case scenario though.

These can possibly outlive these ages. As I said before they won’t live forever. If you are considering getting another pet please don’t let them paid the awful price of comparing them with your best friend.

You don’t have to go right out and get another pet take the time of getting over your lost first and then if you still want another dog, by all means, get you another furry child.

It will help you cope better with the loss of your best friend alot. There are just too many unwanted pets and that isn’t right they all deserve a good an loving home. Having another pet will make you feel better and please don’t go into a depression over this.

These breeds can live a great life as long as they are well taken care of and that they don’t have any health issues. They can outlive other breeds of dogs. I don’t know why these particular dogs live as long as they do. These dogs will take care of you in ways that you won’t know that you are taking care of.

Dogs are such a great pet to have because first off they are so cute to have and they don’t mind being taken care of. They will be with you for all of their lives they are your partner in crime you do everything together and that is a great thing.

When you lose your best friend

I don’t like to bring this up but this has to be brought up. It is not a pleasant subject but your furry children won’t be around forever these breeds will live to be a certain age. That is why you always get another furry child to be your companion so you are not lonely.

People who love their dogs want the to live forever but they don’t and if you ever have lost a pet dog you know it is hard but if you adopt another pet right away you are not forgetting your best friend or even replacing them you are just giving another dog loving home.

Just think about the dogs that are in need of a loving home you can do that. It somewhat eases the pain of losing your best friend and you won’t be alone because you would have another companion with you.

It kind of makes it easy for you to get over the passing but you will never forget. You will always have enough love to pass on to another dog.

As I have said before you don’t want your furry child to suffer and you can be with them to the end. They will be scared but you have to comfort them and be there for them like they were there for you.

Please don’t ever leave your pet alone because you don’t want them to think that you didn’t love them.  They are scared and they don’t know what is happening to them. You be with them and comfort them so they can go peacefully.

When you get a new best friend

You love them so much you don’t want them to suffer so let them go because they were a great companion to you. When you are ready to adopt another pet you are giving them a second chance to a forever home and that is what counts.

That is the best way to help you through the grieving period is to get another pet when you are ready they will make you happy once again. You are no replacing your best friend you are just getting another best friend to keep you happy and you will have another companion to keep you company.

 

Remember to adopt from your local shelter. They need love and home too.

If you ever need a hand or have any questions or comments feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.

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15 Dog breeds that love to sleep all the time

There are 15 dog breeds that love to sleep because that is what they love to do. No one can explain why but they enjoy sleeping. If you spend a lazy Saturday in bed you will have company with you.

Here is the list of dog breeds that love to sleep.

Bulldog, Shih Tzu, Mastiff, Basset Hound, French Bulldog, Pekingese, Greyhound, Lhasa Apso, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Saint Bernard, Chow Chow, Great Dane, Cocker Spaniel, Pug, Great Pyrenees.

They love to curl up in your lap or on your bed. They enjoy sleeping but they all need to exercise as well. You will recognize some of these breeds as large, medium, and small.

Now you can have them sleep with you or you can get them a bed of their own. That is up to you of course however you want to do it. I would recommend that you have a dog bed available for your furry child(ren) because they want you always there.

When you are not there it would help that they have a dog bed with a stuffed animal for comfort. They will have some comfort while you are gone to work. This way they won’t be lonely.

Leaving them home alone

They are like a little baby and need that comfort from you. Since you can’t always be there with them that is why I suggested the stuffed animal. I feel when you have a puppy that is the best way to go.

Now with a puppy, you may want to crate them till you get home so that you can lay liners down in the crate so if they have to go to the bathroom it will all be done in the crate and you won’t find accidents all through your house or apartments.

This would be easier on you that you can train your puppy or dog to go in the crate so that it won’t be a mess for you and that they won’t have to wait to get home from work.

Or you could hire a dog walker but I don’t think you want a stranger in your house or with your puppy or dog unless you trust this person. You also have to look at your budget as well.

I am trying to make this as easy as possible but it is up to you as to how you want to handle this issue. You shouldn’t have too much trouble since they sleep all the time but when they get up they have to go to the bathroom and want to eat as well.

Providing food and water for your puppy or dog

As far as eating that is easy because with a puppy or dog you can put them on a feeding schedule so they don’t need to eat when you are gone. There are ways you can do this.

You can get a self-feeder where you get this feeder and fill it up with food and then when they eat more food drops down. Or just put them on a feeding schedule where you only feed them twice a day once in the morning and once in the evening.

There are many different ways you can do this again this is up to you on how you want to do this. You have to have water down for them at all times so they can drink whenever they need to. There again you can get a self-feeder or just have a bowl down for them.

Even when you are not home you still have to provide for your furry child(ren). Before you even get a pet learn about your new furry child(ren) so you know what to do and make the right decisions.

Remember to adopt from your local shelter. They need love and home too.

If you ever need a hand or have any questions or comments feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out

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14 Things that dog owners always do for their dogs

14 Things all dog owners do

We all want our dogs to be happy no matter what. We have come up with a list that dog owners do with their dogs just so that they are happy. That is not a bad idea then again that could be spoiling them.

We all want to spoil our furry children and some of us get carried away.  That is okay because our furry children deserve to get spoiled once in a while. Here is the list that we do to our furry children.

  • You’re always ready to give them a treat just because they look at you.
  • You always remember their tastes
  • You always try to make them even happier
  • You always worry when your pet is sick
  • You want your dog to have friends
  • You always create new walking routes
  • When your dog sneezes you say “Bless You”
  • You definitely break your own rules
  • You decide not to give your dog your food but always forget about it
  • You think it’s your dog that produces all the noises at night
  • You’re sure your dog is the best
  • You have to go for a walk no matter what the weather is like
  • You say that you love each other every day

You have to have rules and stick with them

When you make rules you have to stick to them. You just can’t just forget about it. You don’t have to be strick but you need to set boundaries for your furry child or children. You just can’t let them run over you, you are the boss.

You have to make sure that they listen to you. Make sure that you have them trained rather it is a puppy or dog. It is fun to have a furry child or children but we have to be the responsible one to take care of them.

There is a time to be serious and a time to have fun. This is a time to have fun with your furry child or children. It is up to you when you want to be serious and when you want to have fun.

We always make the rules but we end up breaking them. We always blame our furry children and that is wrong. We can’t keep on blaming the dog for something that we have done.

The puppies and or dogs need rules just like our children need rules and we have to stick to those rules. That is the only way that the will behave and learn what they can and cannot do.

We love our furry children but they need the boundaries. They just cannot just run around without having some kind of obedience training. They need to know who is in charge.

You do have to take it easy when you adopt a puppy or dog from the shelter. Who have to find out about them first so you don’t make a mistake when you take them home.

What I mean about that is you have to find out if the puppy or dog has been abused. You have to watch them because you don’t know how they were abuse so you need to get all the information on the puppy or dog.

After the puppy or dog bonds with you, it will be easier to take them to the obedience training. After the puppy or dog has been trained you have to stick with that training and the commands.

You will be great but you have to stick with the rules. You cannot deviate from those rules. Even though you want to you can’t.  I just don’t want to see or hear that the puppy or dog went back to the shelter. They need loving homes and they can’t be shuffled back and forth.

The only thing is you have to make the effort of making that pet feel comfortable in your home and when they feel comfortable and start bonding with you-you can’t just give it back to the shelter.

Have fun and enjoy your furry children. Let them feel welcome and love and you will have a very good pet. Just love your new pet and take care of them the best way you know how.

Remember to adopt from your local shelter. They need love and home too.

If you ever need a hand or have any questions or comments feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.

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Gifting a pet to family or a friend

Giving a pet as a gift

I would not advise giving a family member or friend a pet as a gift. You have to find out a lot of details first. You have to find out if they even would want a pet or even another pet if they already have a pet.

You have to find out if it is a child that you want to gift a pet too if the parents even want a pet for there child they may not want that. Also, you have to find out if that person has an allergy to pets.

When you decide to do something like this you have to find out a lot of information before you go get a puppy or a kitten. You don’t want to get somebody a pet and then they don’t want it.

You have to be careful when you give a pet to a friend or family member

Yes, you have to be very careful when you decided to do something like this. You just can not just go get a pet for someone without finding out the above information and if they do want a pet what kind they want.

The breed, if they want a puppy or kitten, male or female if they are spayed or neuter if they have their shots. There is a lot you as the person giving the pet to someone have to be responsible enough to find out this information.

Don’t be hastily in getting a pet

If you want to gift a pet be sure you have all the information so that you get the right pet for someone. I don’t want to ever hear that you gifted a pet and then the person didn’t want the pet.

There have been incidents where people have gotten pets as gifts and they had given back to the people that given them back and that is not good. That is why I said you really shouldn’t do that.

I understand you want to do something nice for someone but you have to look at the big picture. You just don’t know a lot of things so you have to be investigator before you leap and do something like this.

I am not against gifting a pet because they will have a loving home but you have to really be careful and go about it the right way. You have to look at everything.

You have to see if they live in a house or an apartment if they have an allergy to pets, the kind of pet they would like to have, and listen to the person if they talk about having a pet that is your first clue. Then you can take it from there.

I think gifting a pet is a great idea but like I said you just have to investigate the situation real carefully. I don’t want to see any more homeless pets there are enough of them in this world.

Always remember if you do decide to do something like this always go to your local shelter and adopt. Do not buy a pet because the shelter pets need loving homes too.

You have to think this out very carefully before you do this because you don’t want to get a pet for someone and then they don’t want it. Especially if you plan on getting for a child. The child will want it but the parents may not you have to do your research on this very carefully.

I just don’t want to see another pet end up in a shelter or back in a shelter. I want to see a pet get a loving home and to be kept in that loving home.  Pets have a way of bonding with a human right away if they are a puppy but it takes time when they are a full grown dog.

It takes about a week for a dog to be comfortable in a new home. I usually give them about 2 weeks because then you can get them on a schedule and that makes it easier for them to adapt.

Having thought about gifting a pet for a present is a great idea but you need to find out thing like do they allergy to pets. will they take care of it or will mom and dad end up taking care of the pet, Will mom & dad end up taking care of your pet?

Having a pet is quite the responsibility and you have to be able to take care of your pet on your own with guidance from mom & dad, You have to ask questions like, does mom & dad even want a pet in the house.

These are just a few things that you have to talk with the parents and find out if they can have a pet. You have to consider it. Because if you don’t you will have a big problem on your hands then.

If you they have a pet you have to see if it will get along with the new pet. There is alot research involved in gifting a pet. If everything is go and you can gift a pet take the person with you so they can pick out the pet they want.

You don’t want to pick out pet and the person doesn’t want it so that is how you can no mess up. This way the person is happy and the pet is happy. And another thing they will be able to take care of the pet on your own because they were given a choice.

The reason for that is because their personalities will be a better match for the pet and the person that you are gifting to.

Remember to adopt from your local shelter. They need love and home too.

If you ever need a hand or have any questions or comments feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you.

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Pet insurance that is right for you

The types of insurance

There are many types of insurance for pets. What I mean is that is insurance for dogs and cats insurance along with exotic animal insurance as well. You have to pick the right insurance for you.

You can apply for the insurance online but first I would advise you get a quote from the insurance companies first.

I have a few insurance companies that offer pet insurance to the public.

Here is the list of insurance companies that I have found but there are others but these names are more popular companies for insurance.

Some of these names you may know and some you might not know but choose to do your homework and budget for the insurance but I would advise you to cover your dog or cat.

Healthy Paws, Pet Plan, Embrace, Nationwide, Figo, Pet First, Pet Best, ASPCA, Geico.

I have gotten quotes from just a couple of these companies to see what the insurance would cost. What I found is it varies from the breed to the age of the pet that you have.

I only checked on the dog part of the insurance because we have the service dog. I have two cats but in the situation, we are we have to cover the dog first. I did get some really great quotes.

I will be honest that some of them are a little expensive but some of them are quite reasonable. You have to pick what you want in the insurance as far as your annual max, annual deductible, and your reimbursement is.

Each one is different on what you want the coverage to be. It goes by age and breed of the dog and cat so just be able to budget this into your budget so you can afford to have it.

The insurance helps with medical bills that are expensive costs that way you really don’t pay anything out of pocket. You also have to see what they cover as far as. The ASPCA cover these things on there insurance plans  Accidents, Dental Disease, Behavioral Issues, Illnesses, Hereditary Conditions.

So you really have to look at the coverage closely so you can get what you need for your pet.

The insurance company so what I have found out so far no all pet insurance gives both Accident/Preventive care. You have to do the research and be picky about which insurance you choose because you want exactly what you need and what you can afford.

The most important question of all is how old you can cover your pet is for dogs and cats. The recommended age is between 6 to 8 weeks of age.

I recommended that you check out ASPCA insurance because they give you a choice on your plans and you can design your plan the way you want. That is the key to picking the right insurance is to be able to choose the right plan.

Get insurance for your pet domestic or exotic you should have them covered because you don’t know what can happen from preventive care to accident or illnesses.

You don’t know what can happen and we hope that nothing happens but you want to be prepared.  It is better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it. That is my advice to you.

It is an added cost but it is a cost that is needed because things happen and you want to be protected. You want to have a healthy pet for a long time.

The insurance helps with insurance bills you paid the deductible to the vet and you send the bill into the insurance and they pay the bill.

This is very important because you don’t know what will happen and this is something that is needed. This will help you out if something happens that takes alot of vet bills.

Pets get sick too and it may take alot of time at the vet. You just never know. They can break their leg or they may come down with an illness that takes alot of visits to the vet. I am not saying that your pet will be sick but you just never know what is around the corner.

And if you adopt a pet from the shelter that may be special needs you will need the pet insurance because they will need a good vet for their condition whatever it may be. You just don’t want to be short in the long run. You will need protection for your pet.

So as a preventive measure get the pet insurance for your pet protection measure and help with the vet bills.

 

Remember to adopt from your local shelter. They need love and homes too.

If you ever need a hand or have any questions or comments feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.

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Top 10-15 breeds of dogs that can not be left alone

That can’t or won’t tolerate being alone

There are between 10 to 15 breeds of dogs that can’t be left alone or can’t tolerate being alone. We have no underlying reason why it is just that they don’t like being alone. They have to be with you or someone at all times.

That is hard when you have to go to work and have to leave them alone for long periods of time. My best advice if you choose one of these breeds to be sure this is what you want because once you get this particular breed, there is no going back.

These are purebred dogs and they can be mixed breeds as well. With them being mixed breed dogs they carry different traits of the different breeds that they are mixed with.

These are the high anxiety breeds of dogs

I am going to provide a list of these breeds so you can make the right decision on what kind of puppy or dog you want.

Affenpinscher, Border Collie, American Pit Bull Terrier, Bichon Frise, Italian Greyhound,  Chihuahua, Chinese Crested, Maltese, Yorkshire Terrier, French Bulldog. Fox Terrier, English Cocker Spaniel, Dachshund, Pomeranian, Poodles, Australian Shephard.

These dogs needs outweigh anything else. Now you can get a crate and keep them in there till you get home and put stuff animals in there for company, but they may be confetti by the time you get home.  Or have a dog sitter be with them but remember your budget you always have to consider that first and for most.

The last but certain not the least alternative is getting them an anxiety compression shirt for dogs. That help a lot better than putting them on anxiety drugs. I would discuss that with a vet first and see what he/she has to say but most likely they will probably recommend to you a compression shirt depending on the severity of the anxiety.  Amazon.com

Talk with your vet

Talk with your vet ask plenty of questions about high anxiety dogs and what the particular issues are. Do your research so you know what you are getting yourself into and you don’t want to go in blindly. You want to know everything about this. You want to be comfortable and having all the facts on this subject.

You don’t want to keep your dog doped up on pills either all the time you want something that is going to keep their energy up and not down. You want the best for your dog or puppy because you may get it is as a puppy or as a dog and you need to know what the deal is.

Some of these breeds are small and some are medium size but then again they can be large dogs too. I just want you to be happy and your pet to be happy.

Remember to adopt from your local shelter. They need love and homes too.

If you ever need a hand or have any questions or comments feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.

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Showing your pets as hobby or as a career

Showing your pets as a hobby or career

Showing you dogs and cats can be a hobby or career. What that means is you can show you cats as household pets but pure breeds dogs and cats that are shown that becomes somewhat of a career for the owners.

Showing a purebred dog or cat means you can win money, ribbons, and trophies. As a purebred dog or cat, you can’t have them spayed or neuter because you are breeding for another generation of that breed.

You can sell the puppies or kitten at a high price meaning that for hundreds or even thousands of dollars you can get for these pets and expand the generation line.

You have to think about this the same way in horse shows the only difference is the horses go for thousands and up in price depending on the owner and what they feel the horse is worth in the line of generations.

That is the whole thing in the nutshell. It is the generation line and who is who in that line.  Meaning the mother and the father and who their parents were and on down the line.

The differences between household and purebreds

Where with household pets category and the mixed breeds category you don’t have to worry about the generation line because there is no generation line to worry about. And besides, you can get them spayed and neuter to prevent and other kittens or puppies from being born.

Now in the cat show, you have the household pets category where you just win the ribbons and a trophy and that is it.  I believe that you only have the purebreds for the dog shows. I don’t ever remember them having a mixed breed category in the AKC show.

The different groups for shows

For you that don’t know what (AKC) stands for it is the American Kennel Club.  For the (CFA) which is the Cat Fanciers Association. These and many more clubs and association hosts these shows to bring these pets into the limelight and see what they can do for their generation line.

It is amazing the people that participate in these clubs and associations which I have nothing against them because I had belonged to the CFA. I had fun and enjoyed myself. We didn’t have the pressure on us as the purebred owners did.

These owners made connections at these shows to get together with each other and possibly breed their cats and or dogs together to see what kind of generation lines would come out. It would be the same breed of course because if they mixed the breeds then that is how you get a mixed breed cat or dog. That would mess up the line then.

They also talk about going to other shows to see how they would do too. You do a lot of traveling for the cat and dog shows across the country. And you do spend the money to do this shows as well.

If you work you would need to take time off even though the shows are on the weekends but you need time to get there and hotel or motels cost food, and the vendors you would want to buy something from them too.

The different trophies and ribbons

There is a lot that goes into these show that the public doesn’t realize. They come and look at your pets and admire them and congratulate you on winning but the work that goes into it is a lot. I know from personal experience.

My cat was adopted from our local shelter of course. Clean him up and started showing him and he won forty-seven ribbons and the Morris the cat trophy. That was a lot of work on our part and his part too.

The stress levels of showing your pets

You also have to realize these pets are handled by the judges in the cat show so their anxiety is high and being under the lights and a strange place that too has a lot to do with their anxiety.

With the dog show, they are only handled by one person being seen by different judges under the hot lights and touch by the judges so basically these pets are under stress as well.

As far as there stress level and anxiety level goes it is running high too. You are just right up there along with them too. Because you are nervous about being chosen and handling your pet they pick up on it and that just drives their sense up.

So you see it can be very fun and exciting but it also can be very stressful too. All I can say is if you choose to show your pets in any kind of show be sure this is what you want to do because like I said it can be a hobby or a career your choice.

I hope that you make it a hobby because you have more fun at it and it can be relaxing at times too.

Remember to adopt from your local shelter. They need love and homes too.

If you have ever need a hand or have any questions or comments feel free to leave them below and I will be more then happy to help you out.

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Best interactive toys for cats

 Best interactive toys for cats 

The best interactive toys for cats has something at the end of the stick, and they also have a two in one set for cats now, and you can purchase at Amazon.com 

Toys for cats are so interactive toys that the kittens and cats get hours of enjoyment of them. Especially catnip toys they go crazy over that kind of stuff. Cats usually like to play by themselves unless they are in the mood to play with their siblings.

 

They have hours of enjoyment playing with their siblings or even by themselves. It just depends on what toy they might be playing with. It is up to you because if they don’t have a sibling, they would like to play with you, so you have to keep them entertained till they get tired out and go to sleep.

There is a variety of different toys that you can purchase for them. I have a few examples that you may be interested in. They are all good toys for a kitten or a cat.

So if this is your first time with a kitten or a cat you are not sure what to buy for it. You go to the pet store, and you become overwhelmed with all the different items that are available.

The starter kits for your new pets

The sales people are no help they are just out to sell their product. They do try to help but no such luck with that. You get food, and that in its self is overwhelming too. You get the litter pan starter kit which is excellent, and you can purchase the whole package from.  Amazon.com

B0002ASCG2That is a start anyway back to the toys. You look at the toy mice, and that scares you just thinking about having one of those in your house, so you pass on that. Then you look at the balls, but they don’t seem right to you, so you move on that as well.

Then all the other toys are not worth looking at, so you decide not to buy any right now. You start thinking about going on the internet and see what is available there.

You find different options that a better and cheaper than the pet store. You also find food and litter pans too that are cheaper, but you didn’t know so don’t worry about that now.

Keep what you have and look for the toys so other time. You find a better quality of toys, better prices, and they all ship for free. You decided to go ahead and buy different toys that you think that the kitten will play with.

You type in Kong toys for cats because of a friend of your has a dog, and they buy the Kong toys for their furry child, so you decide to try that and see what you come with.

The different toys for cats

You come to find out that they have a better selection of toys for your new kitten. They have stuff animals, catnip toys, an active treat toy; they have tennis balls with bells, that is to name a few things. You can purchase all these and more at  Amazon.com

So you start having fun in ordering the different toys, and then you remember it is only a baby and cat play with certain toys right now, but then again you can order these toys and put them away till the baby gets older.  Amazon.com

That is a great idea because now you won’t have to buy any more toys for the cat only because you already did. Now the next question is what to do with all the toys when she is done playing with them. You will need something to put the toys in so they are not all over the place.

This ball is perfect for a kitten or a cat because when they roll the ball, the food will come out of it and that would be their treat, and they would enjoy that so much. They would play with that for hours on end and never get bored with it until there is no more food.

Toybox for your pets toys

I am going to have to get a basket of some sort to put all these toys in, and that way they will be in one place and I can find them. I will find something, but I don’t know what. Amazon.com

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It sounds crazy to have a toy box for your furry child, but it works because then their toys are not scattered all over the place where you could trip or step on them and get hurt.

You are a pet parent, and you have to treat them as such as your furry child. This way their toys are up out of the way, and you won’t get hurt on them. And when they want a toy, you can give it to them.

Or if they are smart which they are they can probably get the toy themselves. You never know what a cat or dog will do. And the product up above you can wash it and keep it clean. That way all their toys are in one place and one area. This will help you out in the long run by having something like this for them.

Once you get the hang of it cats and kittens are pretty easy to buy for. Any furry child is easy to buy for, once you know what you are looking for and what you need for them.

I highly recommend this for toys because it will not draw attention when you have friends or family over it is very discreet. You can put it in the corner, and it will blend in with you decore. The best part is it has drawstrings to close it up, so no one will ever know that there are toys in it.

 

Remember to adopt from your local shelter. They need love and homes too.

If you ever need a hand or have any questions or comments feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.

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Different toys for different breeds of dogs

Different toys for different breeds of dogs

Different toys for different breeds of dogs. If you stop and think about toys for your furry children you get the regular old toys. Balls, stuffed animals, old socks to play tug of war with them.

You never thought about their size and the weight of your furry child you have. There are different toys for different breeds of dogs. I am going to show you examples of the toys for the different breeds of dogs.

This way you know for sure what kind of toys to buy for your furry child and you won’t have problems with them taking your shoes or socks to chew on.

The durable toys for dogs

These toys are durable and they last hopeful depending on how aggressive they are. You just have to be careful about the type of toys you buy. Yes, you could go to the pets store and get toys from there. The salesperson may or may not know what you need for your furry child. Amazon.com

These are the toys that I could recommend for your furry child to play with and it will give you ideas on what to get them. For instances when you buy bones get them the rawhide bones because they are safer and they last longer than other bones.

The rawhide bones good for dogs

The rawhide bones are for the medium to large dogs. For the smaller dogs, you can the smaller rawhide bones for them to chew on. The rawhide bones are a good choice for any dogs to chew on. Amazon.com

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The bones will help with cleaning the teeth and keeping them strong as well. I would also keep in mind that rawhide bones are the better bone because they don’t break off and splinter so your furry child can’t choke on them.

You can get the rawhide bones that you can fill with peanut butter that way they would have something to eat with the bone. I would recommend the Dental Stix for keeping the teeth clean and keeping their breath fresh.

I will tell you it is about $3,000 to take your dog to the vet dentist and that is really expensive if you are living on a budget. So it is well worth getting these bones to save you on dental bills. These bones will keep their teeth clean and their breath smelling fresh all at the same time.

The best toys are the kong

Now I recommend the Kong toys for your furry children because they can be frozen with treats inside of them and you cover the holes with peanut butter and from my experience my service dog goes crazy over it. Amazon.com

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There are many Kong toys to choose from it is hard to decide which one to buy. I recommend going through Amazon.com because it will be cheaper than going to a pet store. I know this from experience. I have priced these Kong toys and that is what I found to be true.

I am going to give you many choices in toys for your furry children to pick from. So no worries about what to get for them. This will give you many ideas and different things to play with them with.

I know that the budget is balanced for you but you can buy one toy at a time and then you will have successfully have many toys for your furry child. You want to buy a variety of toys that you can afford to get because you are on a budget.

The toybox to keep toys in

I also would recommend a netted laundry bag or a baby toy basket either one will work to put their toys in so they are not all over the place where someone would step on them and possibly hurt themselves. It is cheaper to do it that way instead of buying a bulky toy box for them.  Amazon.com

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Now, remember you have to go by the size of your furry child so you can get the right toys for them. With a puppy or a dog, you have to go by their size to get the right toys and bones for them. You don’t want to give a big dog a small bone and have them choke on it.

This is so fun because you will have toys for your furry child to play with without spending a whole lot of money at one time. Buy over time that way you won’t have a big bill all at once.

Get a  baby laundry/toy basket it is great because it has a drawstring on it and it is a neuter color so it will blend in the decor of your home and when you have friends and family over they won’t even notice it.

They won’t even know what is in it once the drawstrings are pulled together. That is why this item is so great to have in your home. It will keep all the toys together and you won’t trip over them and get hurt. They would be all in one place and that way your house would be spotless.

You will have a great time buying for your new furry child because it probably will be your first pet on your own and you will be excited for the companionship and friendship that only a pet can give unconditionally.

I recommend doing alot of research about furry children that way you know what you are getting into and this furry child won’t be left high and dry again. I am talking about what food to get them and what toys to buy for them that way you are not just winging it. Not unless you have has furry children before.

This is great to have a furry child because you are giving them a loving home and most of all love them unconditionally and give them plenty of attention. That is what they are looking for and they will bond with you and love you unconditionally.

Remember to adopt from your local shelter. They need love and homes too.

If you ever need a hand or have any questions or comments feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.

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Grooming tips for dogs and cats

Grooming your dog at home is fun

Grooming your dog at home is fun and could very frustrating to do. If you have a shower with a removable shower head that is the easiest way to do it. If you don’t want to use your shower then get a child’s swimming pool and bath your dog that way.

If you have a special area with a shower like an outdoor shower then you could use that too. I would be the easiest area to use but like I said you have options on where you would give your furry child a bath.

I will tell you this if your furry child doesn’t get in the water that much you are going to get a bath with him or her. Now if your furry child likes the water then you should have no problem giving him or her a bath then.

Working on a budget

Remember we are working on a budget if you can afford to do this then take your furry child to a groomer that is good. The best way to find out is through word of mouth and if not then check out your pet stores and see if they know someone or even your vet may know someone that is good.

If you decide to bath your dog at home like most of do you can use different products for flea dips, itchy skin, dry skin just to name a few. You can make up these different items yourself with just ordinary household products in the right amounts for shampoos and flea sprays.

Shampoo

Here is what you will need

  • Baking soda
  • Cornstarch
  • Skin safe vanilla fragrance oil
  • Salt and pepper shakers (found at a dollar store)
  • Mixing bowl and spoon
  • Measuring spoons
  • labels

Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine 3 tablespoons of baking soda, 3 tablespoons of cornstarch and 6 drops of vanilla fragrance oil.
  2. Place the label on the salt and pepper shaker.

And this is where you can get the vanilla fragrance oil Amazon.com

Flea Spray

Here is what you will need

  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Warm Water
  • Sea Salt
  • Baking Soda
  • Plastic Bottle (found at the dollar store)

Directions

1 Cup of Apple Cider Vinegar

1/2 Cup Warm Water

1/2 tsp. Sea Salt

1/2 tsp. Baking Soda

Carpet Power Repels Fleas

Here is what you will need

  • Baking Soda
  • Table Salt
  • Baby Power
  • Salt and Pepper shaker (found at the dollar store)

Directions

1/3 Baking Soda

1/3 Table Salt

1/3 Baby Power

I have given you the recipe for the flea spray and the recipe for removing fleas from your carpet. This will help you out for the Spring and Summer months. That way you won’t get infested with them through your house. Check your furry children for ticks as well.

You can use essential oils for dry skin and for itchy skin and for just for their coat. It also calms them down as well. I will be giving more information on essential oils

I am putting that option for the essential oils because they really are coming in handy for pets now. That is an awesome thing because it helps with your furry child’s needs too.

The items you need to bath your dog

Then you would need shampoo, a comb, and a brush and plenty of towels to dry him or her off. You may even be able to use a hair dryer on your furry child.

Now if you want to cut their hair if it is too long or has knots then you need a good pair of scissors to do the job. Comb or brush their hair and check for knots because they get them too. Just be careful with the scissors they may not like that part.

They like getting their hairbrush as long as it is not a wire brush. You have to get a bristle brush or something like a human brush. Make sure you have a toy that they could play with or a treat for being good something to keep them relaxed while you are doing this.

They will enjoy bath time when you allow them to have something while you are brushing them out and give them a lot of praise too. You can’t for that praise that is just as important as a treat or a toy.

After the bath items to use

After their bath, you can pretty them up by putting ribbons or bandana on them depending on if they are a boy or girl. So I gave you a couple of ideas for your furry children after their bath.

After they get their bath they will probably go right to the bed and go to sleep for a while. Just be careful you will get a bath with them no matter how you do it. So have a change of clothes for yourself ready and before you go into the shower yourself.

 

 

 

 

 

You can bath a cat in water but you have to start out as a kitten so they get used to the water. This way by the time they get older they might like the water. You should not bath a kitten any younger than 3 months and older.

Items you need to groom your pet

Generally, a kitten or cat will wash but if they get into something then you will have to wash them yourself or get a groomer to do it. Generally, cats don’t like water you would need help in bathing your cat. This is what you need.

  • You need a towel to put in the tub so the kitten or cat has something to grab on to while in the water. That way they won’t scratch you.
  • You need someone to help soothe the kitten or cat while in the water so they are not scared.
  •  You need a washcloth to put the soap on so you can wash their head and that way you won’t get any soap in their eyes.
  • You will need cotton balls to put in their ears so no water gets in their ears.
  • You will need a comb or brush after you towel dries the kitten or cat. No hair dryer because that will scare them and then they will scratch you.
  • You will need Q-tips to do their ears, and scissor type clipper to clip their nails. If you don’t feel comfortable doing that and if you can afford it take it to a groomer.

I realize that you do need a lot of things to bath a kitten or a cat but like I said if you don’t feel comfortable bathing your kitten or cat then take it to a groomer.

Usually, a vet will do the ears and nails for you if you ask them to. If not get a groomer to do that.

Do it yourself bathing your cat or kitten

I have personally wash my cats when they were kittens and the did not like it except my male did not give me to much trouble but my female she didn’t like it at all.

I did everything myself because I have shown my cats before and that is what we did. So I knew how to do it without a problem. When I started to show cats I had eight cats, not at one time but I had shown four at a time.

I had shown them in the household division because they had to be neuter or spayed. It was fun and very interesting. You got to meet a lot of people and learn from them.

The majority of them were showing purebreds because they were breeding them to continue the line of succession. That was a lot to do with purebreds too much work because you had to find the male to breed with your female. I just had mixed breed cats which were okay with me.

That is how you bath a kitten or cat.

What about the care of your pet

Pet care of your dogs and cats are important. What about the care of your pet. Well, you can all take your pet to grooming places and let them groom your baby or you can do it yourself. Pet grooming can cost a fortune and if you can’t afford it, it is better you do it yourself.

Have their own things separate from yours

Where to start is giving your dog or cat a bath. You can start doing this when they are puppies or kittens. The water is not going to hurt them at all. If you have a big dog do it outside and if it is a small to medium dog you can do it in the tub or sink.

They have some very good shampoos and conditioner on the market but I have to do more checking on that myself I will get back to you on that. But anyway have their own washcloth and towel just for them.

Place them in the tub, sink or outside they may not like it but it has to be done. On by the way if you have a shower in your house in the mudroom you can wash the big dogs there instead of outside.

The cats place a towel in the sink or tub so they don’t try to scratch you in the process of getting in the sink or tub. For cats do it in the sink and not the tub. Soap up the cloth and wash their head with the cloth gently and then do the body next.

Watching your furry child

They will look cute when they are wet. They will try to climb out but just keep a good hold of them.  You will be wet just as much as they will be and you will think that you are having a bath right along with them.

If you start when they are little it will not be so bad when they grow up. Now after the face does the body that is the easiest part of a dog or cat.  Now once done dry them off using a hair dryer on the dogs, not the cats.

If you don’t feel comfortable getting your kitten wet then there are products on the market that is like a power that will clean them too and a fresh scent to it. Any pet store should carry something like that.

The cats towel dry because they don’t like the sound of the dryer. Most dogs like the hair dryer because of the hot air it blows. Then, of course, brush them out when dried.

Doing nails and ears

Once dry look at their nails if they need cut you can do it. Maybe not so much the dogs but the cats are fairly easy to do. You may want to take them to a groomer or vet whoever cuts nails for dogs. That might be easier for you.

Don’t forget the ears for both dogs and cats. Take a cotton swab and dip it in baby oil and clean the ears out with that. If you don’t feel comfortable doing that take your dog or cat to a groomer and make sure they clean their ears out really good. Because if you don’t clean the ears out good they can become deaf.

Flea and Tick

You also have to take care of fleas and ticks because they can really hurt you, furry child.  You can purchase flea and tick shampoo along with flea collar for protection. If you see them on your furry child you can pull the tick off your pet as long as they don’t fully go under the skin.

Here is where you can purchase products from here they

have awesome products that will fit into any budget.  This is something that needs to be taken care right away it cannot be put off because it causes your furry child to be very sick especially if they infested with fleas. You wouldn’t think that can happen but it does.

The possible illness and prevention of ticks.

The fleas suck the blood of your pet and that what cause them to be very sick and the ticks go under the skin and can cause anemia, tick paralysis also Lyme disease or arthritis you have to be very careful when removing ticks.

This is the five signs that your dog or cat has ticks

A Tick in Your Home.
Your Dog Has a Fever.
Unexplained Scabs.
A Lot of Head Shaking.
You Feel a Small Bump.

This is what you do is get heavy gloves and tweezers and you go through and separate the hair on your dog and once you find the tick take the tweezers and pull the tick from your dog or cat.

Once you get the tick you put the tick in a jar with alcohol in it and then you repeat the process until you get all the ticks and you use flea and tick shampoo to wash your dog or cat.

I would highly recommend you take them to the vet and get checked out as a precautionary that way you are sure that there is nothing wrong. I would also keep an eye on them for at least for a few days or whatever the vet has to say.

This is something that you don’t want to be careless with because this is your furry child’s health and you don’t want a sick pet if you can prevent it.

The prevention of fleas

If your furry child picks up fleas which could be anywhere you would want a good flea shampoo and you can pick that up at
they have a variety of products that can help with these problems.

These are the signs of your dog or cat has fleas

Some typical signs that your dog has fleas are:
Flea “droppings” on your dog’s fur.
Flea eggs.
Itching, redness, allergic dermatitis.
Licking or biting at the skin.
Patches of hair loss.
Pale gums.
Scabs or red spots on the skin.
Formation of tapeworms internally. Patches of hair loss.

These are some signs of your pet having fleas. You have to keep on checking for this and take care of it right away. This is something that can’t wait or they will become infested and you don’t want that at all.

Remember to adopt from your local shelter. They need love and home too.0

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Remember to adopt from your local shelters. They need love and homes too.

If you ever need a hand or have any questions or comments feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.