How to Raise Geese – Best Way to Start to Learn on Rearing Them
Blog / 05/14/2014

How to Raise Geese – Best Way to Start to Learn on Rearing Them   The importance of the beauty of one’s house cannot be undermined in any way. The home is where the heart, mind, body and soul of the people who reside in it find rest and refuge after a long and tiring day away from home. Whether you are a young career person who is just starting out his stint in the corporate world, or a man in his prime, just treating each day as a big blessing, the inner peace that a home can bring really helps you cope with the world’s stress. Having the right ornaments – which sometimes includes lovely home flock such as geese – will greatly help achieve this purpose. For more information on how to raise them for any use that may be beneficial to you, all you have to do is read on. The best way to start to learn is to go to a professional hatchery and ask for a few tips there. Normally, they would not disclose all the information that they know. They will, however, give you the basics on how to treat your home water flock,…

Choosing & Buying a Guinea Pig
Blog / 05/06/2014

Choosing & Buying a Guinea Pig   One Guinea Pig, Two Guinea Pig, Three Guinea Pig, More While one guinea pig is probably enough to keep you entertained and alert, you should put some serious thought into purchasing two guinea pigs or more. Not only are guinea pigs extremely social creatures; they love the company of others. They can get lonely by themselves, and their health will suffer if left alone. Guinea pigs need attention, and if you have just one, your guinea pig is going to get lonely very fast, and cry for your attention more often. If he or she has a partner or playmate to keep them entertained, you don’t have to spend quite as much time with them. The Sex of the Matter Should you get two women, two men, one of each, or three men, or three women, or three… oh my! Can you just imagine all of the combinations you can think of when you get up to higher numbers? If you’re going to just get a guinea pig, sex doesn’t matter too much. By nature, female guinea pigs are going to be more docile and less active, while their male counterparts are going…

Secrets To Dog Training – Destructive Chewing
Blog / 04/27/2014

Secrets To Dog Training – Destructive Chewing The act of chewing seems to be a matter of individual preference among dogs: some have an innate desire to chew as a pleasurable activity in itself, and some seem to have no need to chew whatsoever unless they’re driven to it out of sheer boredom. The phrase “destructive chewing” may sound redundant, because – by its very nature! – all chewing is destructive. Your dog has strong jaws full of sharp, pointy teeth: just about anything she starts to chew on is probably going to show the effects of it inside of a minute. So just to clarify, when I use the phrase “destructive chewing”, I’m referring to inappropriate chewing: the kind of chewing that’s focused on your own possessions and household items, instead of on your dog’s own designated toys and chews. The three main reasons why dogs chew: – Most dogs have a natural desire to chew. It’s fun, it passes the time, and it’s a self-rewarding, self-reinforcing activity (for example, if she’s chewing on something that tastes good.) – Chewing provides a nervous, bored, or lonely dog with an outlet for her emotions. To an anxious dog, the repetitive…

How To Stop Your Dog From Barking
Blog / 04/24/2014

How To Stop Your Dog From Barking Few things in life can drive you crazy as a constantly barking dog. Whether they have that deep shuddering “Woof, woof, woof” or that ear piercing “Yap, Yap, Yap” it can do your head in very quickly. The great news is that barking is not something that dogs need to do in order to be happy. In fact, generally speaking barking is a sign of stress, frustration, anxiety or over excitement and none of these emotions are particularly good for your dog. Or you! Remember a content, relaxed dog does not bark! So lets take a look at one specific type of barking and get you started on putting a stop to it… Dogs who bark when you are not at home is a very common issue. Usually people have no idea that they have a problem until the neighbor or even worse the dog control officer pays you a visit. Understanding why your dog is barking is the key to stopping it so you can actually address the cause of your dogs problem and not just treat the symptoms. Now bear with me on this one because… you MUST remember you have…

How to Treat Cat Bite and Scratches
Blog / 04/23/2014

How to Treat Cat Bite and Scratches   As many as 40 percent of cat bites and scratches become infected and require medical care. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment. Steps: 1. Clean the wound immediately with lots of soap and water, rubbing alcohol, or hydrogen peroxide. 2. Put pressure on the wound to stop the bleeding. 3. Hold the wound above your heart if the bite is on your hand or arm. 4. Place a clean bandage over the wound. 5. Assess the wound for signs of infection: unusual redness or swelling, increasing warmth in the area, red streaking, or fever. See a doctor if signs of infection develop. 6. Get a tetanus shot if your primary series is incomplete or if it has been more than five years since your last shot. 7. Determine the rabies vaccine status of the cat. The cat should be observed for 15 days to see if it develops signs of rabies if its vaccine status is uncertain. Rabies is a virus that can be fatal if a vaccine is not administered in time. Seek medical care if the wound is gaping, if bleeding does…

Urinary Tract Infections In Cats
Blog / 04/17/2014

Urinary Tract Infections In Cats   A cat with a urinary tract infection (UTI) is a very serious issue. When a cat is suffering from a UTI, they will very often avoid their litter box and either urinate or spray around your house. The reason your cat does this is that he is associating the pain he’s feeling when urinating with litter box. Your cat will often avoid peeing until she can no longer hold it and have to go wherever she is when it’s “too late”. You may even see a bit of blood in your cat’s urine. It’s time to see the vet. Your vet will prescribe a course of antibiotics for your cat and perhaps some pain medication. It is now of vital of importance to address your cat’s diet. Ask your vet about special urinary foods that are available for your cat. These are specially formulated to avoid crystal buildup in your cat’s urethra to prevent possible flare-ups in the future. You must also have plenty of water sources available for your cat. Unfortunately, many cats simply don’t drink enough water and this can lead to urinary tract infections. Either place glasses of water around your…

Simple Steps to Raising Turkey Meat on Your Own
Blog / 04/16/2014

Simple Steps to Raising Turkey Meat on Your Own   Turkeys are great meat; it’s lean, has a lot of great antioxidants, and natural vitamins and nutrients and can be even better if you are raising them on your own for meat. It can be very simple and easy in raising them. First of all, start your production with good healthy stock concerning your turkey babies. You can raise them from the egg yourself in an incubator, or purchase good healthy stock from many of the turkey-farms. Make sure to watch out for diarrhea, crooked legs at about four weeks, and that they don’t get too cold. When it comes to raising them you are going to want to give them heat lamps so the they don’t get too cold. When they get cold, they cuddle up together and actually sit on top of one another, resulting in its pile up, with the bottom being smothered to death. Of course it does matter how many you are raising at a time, you should always try to raise at least 5 as one or two may pass away and three can be a flock together. You also need to decide whether…

Fearful Dogs
Blog / 04/15/2014

Fearful Dogs One of the saddest things is the number of people that misunderstand fearful dogs and in trying to make things better for their dogs they actually make it worse. Fearful dogs are nearly always lacking strong pack leaders, and their owners are often the kindest and gentlest people! They want nothing more than to see their dog live the kind of life that all the other dogs are living, happy, fun and free. What they fail to recognize is that their dog is actually scared because the owner is giving them the message that they are the pack leader. Their dog like many is not able to handle the pressure, nor should they be expected to. Let me describe a scenario. If you are 4 years old and find yourself in a dark wood with your younger sister and there is a strange noise or a person coming towards you then you may very well be afraid. However if one of your parents were there with you though, then everything would be fine. That is because you would not be in charge! This is how it is for your dog when you make them the pack leader. They…

Recognizing, Preventing, and Handling Dog Aggression
Blog / 03/19/2014

Recognizing, Preventing, and Handling Dog Aggression A dog is an instinctively aggressive creature. In the wild, aggression came in very handy: dogs needed aggression to hunt, to defend themselves from other creatures, and to defend resources such as food, a place to sleep, and a mate. Selective breeding over the centuries has minimized and refined this trait significantly, but there’s just no getting around it: dogs are physically capable of inflicting serious harm (just look at those teeth!) because that’s how they’ve survived and evolved. And Mother Nature is pretty wily – it’s hard to counteract the power of instinct! But that doesn’t mean that we, as dog lovers and owners, are entirely helpless when it comes to handling our dogs. There’s a lot that we can do to prevent aggression from rearing its ugly head in the first place – and even if prevention hasn’t been possible (for whatever reason), there are still steps that we can take to recognize and deal with it efficiently. – Different aggression types – There are several different types of canine aggression. The two most common ones are: – Aggression towards strangers – Aggression towards family members You may be wondering why we’re…

Are You Ready To Be A Dog Owner?
Blog / 03/14/2014

Are You Ready To Be A Dog Owner?   As you can imagine, I’m a huge advocate for having dogs since they give us so much in return for a loving home. However, as you can probably appreciate, not everyone is cut out to be a dog owner. So how do you know if you are ready for a dog? Do You Have A Suitable Home For A Dog? Although cats can be happy in almost any type of residential dwelling including apartments, dogs do better in certain types of homes. Yes, dogs can be quite happy in both houses and high-rise apartments as long as there is access to outdoors nearby. I lived with my first two Lhasa Apso dogs for many years in high-rise condos and with dog litterboxes available today, many dogs do well with housetraining in high-rise apartments or condos. Just make sure that there are parks nearby where they can get fresh air and exercise. All of my dogs are potty trained indoors with a dog litterbox placed in a designated location inside. We don’t have to go outdoors if the weather is really nasty like blowing winter snowstorms or heavy rainstorms. Plus I’m not…