Guinea Pig Care Made Easy Honest Review
Blog / 02/19/2015

Guinea Pig Care Made Easy Honest Review   Want to instantly understand how to care for your guinea pig and make sure he stays happy and most of all, healthy? I know I’m tired of trying to find correct information regarding guinea pig care. Everybody’s an expert and most of the information is erroneous. I needed a clear-cut understanding of what is best for this animal from someone that has owned guinea pigs for many years After reading the book through twice, I decided to write an honest review. So what is “Guinea Pig Care Made Easy”? It’s an eBook that sums up years of experience with guinea pigs from the author, Richard James. The book provides basic knowledge and understanding of this amazing animal in straightforward language. The chapters include: -Introduction – What’s a guinea pig, anyway? -The History of the Guinea Pig -Guinea Pig Varieties -Choosing a Guinea Pig/ The Homecoming -Housing Your Guinea Pig/ Selecting a Cage/Bedding/Supplies/Cage Planning -Feeding Your Guinea Pig/ What They Can and Cannot Eat -Understanding Your Guinea Pig’s Behaviors/ Taming / Training/ Exercise -Grooming Your Guinea Pig/ Nails/ Teeth/ Bathing -Common Diseases & Prevention I was completely amazed at how comprehensive Guinea Pig…

Cat Urine Removal Tips
Blog / 02/11/2015

Cat Urine Removal Tips   If there is one smell that is harder to get out than any other, it’s the smell of cat urine. No matter how hard you try, it just seems like scrubbing it only makes matter worse. Perhaps you’ve gone out and spent money on products like Natural Miracle and, no question, these products do a great job of cat urine removal. However, what if I were to tell you that there are free, homemade alternatives that can often be as effective as the commercial ones? A very effective home recipe is as follows: Exactly 1 quart of hydrogen peroxide (3%) 1/4 cup baking soda A teaspoon of liquid soap Essentially, you mix these ingredients together (carefully) and put the mixture in a spray bottle. Be careful when mixing as you don’t want a mini-explosion on your hands! You can then thoroughly soak the offending area. Be sure to test the area first for color fastness as the hydrogen peroxide can cause some fabrics to lighten. In order to identify the urine-soaked area as accurately as possible, it is advisable to use a black light. You can tape off the area with some painter’s tape so…

‘Crested Gecko Secret Manual’ Book Review
Blog / 01/19/2015

‘Crested Gecko Secret Manual’ Book Review   Crested geckos have become popular pets and the number of reptile lovers that like to house them is increasing day by day. It is interesting to note that once considered to be extinct, the natives of New Caledonia are one of the most loved pet lizards. If you wish to bring one of these adorable lizards home you don’t need to worry. Crested Gecko Secret Manual is there to make your wish possible. This guide is a one step solution to all your queries regarding selecting your pet, setting up a proper enclosure and then feeding them the right diet. Just like every pet owner wants to have a healthy and happy pet, you want them to stay healthy. You will find a number of useful tips and tricks you can follow to make your pet feel comfortable and get familiar to its new surroundings. These pets find themselves more comfortable in a habitat that closely resembles their natural home. If you want to make your encounter with them to be enjoyable and entertaining you can work to setup a lively “enclosure” that will make your pet happy. If you would like to…

Lack Of Freedom With Traditional Puppy Housebreaking
Blog / 01/16/2015

Lack Of Freedom With Traditional Puppy Housebreaking   Most dog owners have to adhere to a relatively fixed schedule of taking their dogs out first thing in the morning and then rushing home at the end of the day to let their dogs out again for elimination. Sometimes, they would even come home during lunch hours to take their dogs out for a mid-day break. It was part of traditional puppy housebreaking for dogs to hold everything in all day inside the house without soiling the carpets or floors. If one is caught in rush hour after work resulting in big delays getting home, it would be up to the dogs to keep holding things in. Of course, sometimes they can’t do this if the owner is really late coming home. Then when dog owners go out in the evenings, they have to sometimes leave social events early in order to make it back home in time again to let their dogs out once more before it is time to go to bed. This type of a relatively fixed schedule is one that most dog owners live with. It doesn’t offer much freedom to really stray from such an inflexible…

Lhasa Apso Dogs Dogs Breed Information In Detail
Blog / 12/17/2014

Lhasa Apso Dogs Dogs Breed Information In Detail   One of the cutest looking dogs around is the Lhasa Apso. The puppies especially are just irresistible but before one decides to purchase a Lhasa Apso dog just because the kids are begging for one, there are some things that should be known about this particular dog breed. History Of Lhasa Apso Dogs Historically, Lhasa Apsos were kept by the monasteries and nobility in Tibet as indoor watch dogs. They would sleep by their masters and with their high intelligence plus keen sense of hearing, would warn of any intruders. This breed was never bought or sold in Tibet. Instead, the Dalai Lama sent them in pairs to the emperors of China as gifts. High ranking visitors to Tibet also received Lhasa Apso dogs as gifts. They are also referred to as the little bark sentinel lion dogs since fully grown Lhasa Apsos could resemble small lions with all their hair. These dogs can also behave very much like lions exhibiting no fear when confronted by strangers or even larger dogs. Despite its small size with adult females reaching 12 to 16 pounds and adult males ranging from 14 to 18…

Finally, Something to Help with the Raw Food Diet for Dogs
Blog / 11/25/2014

Finally, Something to Help with the Raw Food Diet for Dogs   When trying something for the first time, mistakes are an inevitable part of your learning curve. But what if your mistake can jeopardize your dog’s life? That’s the predicament I faced when I decided to put my new Shar-Pei litter and their mom on a raw food diet. I knew this type of diet was the best diet for my doggy family, but I was pretty nervous about switching them for fear of food contamination. Seeing how puppies can be so fragile in their first few weeks, I didn’t want to risk their health by either introducing them to commercial food or inadvertently harming them with a raw food diet. In a way, I was damned if I did and damned if I didn’t. In this respect, Maggie Rhines’ “Going Rawr! Dog Lover’s Compendium” was a real life saver. Her book really went into detail when it came to the issue of food safety. From learning how to buy fresh to food handling, from preparation and serving to how much to prepare, from what to prepare to how to transition adult dogs, and how to wean pups… the…

How to Move House with Your Cat
Blog / 11/22/2014

How to Move House with Your Cat By Mary Mathews   Moving your cat to a new home can be a smooth transition for you and your pet. You can prevent your cat from running away if you take time to acclimate her. Before Moving: 1. Obtain a copy of your cat’s veterinary records to give to the vet in the new area. Also get a health certificate from your vet. Some states require that this be presented at the border before entering the state, even if you’re just passing through. 2. Call the state veterinarian in the capital of the state you’re moving to. Find out if you need to provide any paperwork to bring your cat into the state. 3. Call the town or village hall in the new locale. Ask about licensing requirements. 4. Make arrangements for your cat to travel with you in a car or by air. Cats are not permitted on trains or buses in most areas. 5. Purchase a carrier for your cat to travel in. When You Move 1. Feed your cat five to six hours before you move. Let her drink two hours before you leave the house. Some people suggest…

How to Train a Dominant Dog
Blog / 11/16/2014

How to Train a Dominant Dog Have you ever been in the situation where you are out for a walk with your dog, happily going down the street when your heart misses a beat and then sinks because you see another dog coming? It means only one thing. Your lovely but very dominant dog is going to try to leave their mark on yet another dog. And you’ve no idea how badly this could go! Even though the other dog is on a leash you know you’re in trouble if they come too close, and so you start looking for an exit strategy… But before you know it your dog is pulling like crazy and the hair on their back is starting to rise. You’ve tried everything to stop this behavior. Like tugging on the leash, a different collar, distraction with food but nothing has made the slightest bit of difference. Now it’s just a case of keeping them separated at all costs. You’ve started to give up all hope. So where did it all go so horribly wrong? The thing that so many dog owners and trainers don’t seem to understand is that if you’ve been giving your dog…

Farming Geese – Where Do You Start?
Blog / 11/08/2014

Farming Geese – Where Do You Start?   Geese are one of the most attractive animals for farmers everywhere in the world. There are so many reasons why farmers choose them as their first choice for domesticated flock. First, they are very independent and can take care of themselves. Farmers can allow them to roam around hectares of land, yet expect their animals to head back home and not lose their way come night time. Also, since they can support themselves, they can defend themselves from predators. This is just one of the many natural characteristics of these animals that makes farming them a lot easier, compared to other kinds of water flock. On an economical and financial perspective, it has always been a top choice for people who want to take care of farm animals as well. As what they have proven over the years, they need very little supervision and monitoring. Yet, this does not discount the fact that their meat is one of the most nutritious. Compared to other poultry animals, they require the lowest amount of maintenance. Also, their eggs are rich in nutrients, and their natural fat is just as healthy. Their meat has immense…

How To Stop A Cat Urinating On Carpet
Blog / 10/19/2014

How To Stop A Cat Urinating On Carpet   The very first thing you must do if your cat is urinating on your carpet is get him or her to the vet. It is of vital importance that you do this. It is quite common for cats to get what is called a urinary tract infection (UTI) and if it is not caught and treated in time, it can very quickly lead to death. Why do cats get UTIs so easily? The answer is two-fold. Firstly, cats are notorious for not drinking enough water. Secondly, the high-ash content of most supermarket brand cat foods contribute to crystal buildup in the cat’s urethra. The combination of the two very often lead to a urinary tract infection. In order to stop a cat urinating on carpet, you first need to get a vet to give your cat a clean bill of health. Then we’re down to dealing with a behavioral issue. There are as many reasons for a cat peeing inappropriately as there are breeds of cats so you need to do a little detective work to determine why your little feline friend has decided to abandon his litterbox. Once a behavioral…