Saturday, June 26, 2010

How to Choose the Perfect Furry Companion for You

Many people take home a new pet, only to find out later on that they might have chosen the wrong animal. As a result, it ends up going back to the shelter and becomes yet another unwanted pet. To prevent this from happening, you should look into your lifestyle and get to know the animal more before deciding to adopt.

Some things to consider include:

  • Finances: How much money can you spend on your pet? Can you afford vet bills in the situation that your pet develops health problems, in which the tests and treatments can be extremely expensive?
  • Time: Are you working a 12-hour job or are away on business a lot? Do you know anyone who is willing to care for your pet while you are away, such as on vacation? If you are looking to get a dog, would you have enough time to walk it regularly and play with it, especially if it is a high energy breed?
  • Space: How large is the home you reside in? How large is your yard, and is it fenced? Would your home be more appropriate for a cat, small breed of dog, or one that is low energy, or is it large and "spacey" enough to accommodate a larger dog breed or a breed that is known to have a high energy level?
  • Kids and other pets: Is the particular animal you are seeking to adopt good with young children or any of the additional pets that reside with you?
  • Allergies: Do you or anyone else who resides with you have allergies to certain animals, especially dogs and cats?
  • Are you able to own a pet where you currently reside: Does your rental community (if you live in an apartment, condominium, or other rented home) prohibit pets or have restrictions on which animals and how many they allow?
You should also spend some time with an animal you are considering to adopt, such as by taking it on a walk and/or holding and petting it, especially a dog or cat. This way, you can get to know its personality and temperament before bringing it home, so you will able to see how it behaves around you, other people and animals, and spot any aggression issues.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Give Your Cat and Dog Easy-to-Digest Milk with CatSip

Cats and kittens (and dogs do, too) love a bowl of milk, but regular cow's milk is difficult for them to digest. CatSip is milk that is much easier for your pet to digest because it is treated with an enzyme called lactase that breaks down the milk sugar. It also contains taurine, an essential nutrient that aids in the heart and eye health of cats.

Once opened and refridgerated, CatSip will last just as long as regular milk. It can be given to dogs and cats at any time of day as a healthy snack that they will love without any digestive upset later on.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Give Your Pet 100% Natural & Nutritious Dream Treats

You want to give your pet a treat that is both yummy and nutritious. Dream Treats are made entirely of raw meat, each of which is packed with vitamins, minerals, enzymes, probiotics, and much more. These treats are all-natural, so they do not contain any unhealthy additives or artificial ingredients which could lead to weight gain and other potential health problems. They are excellent and healthy treats to give to dogs, cats, and even ferrets.

Dream Treats are available in beef, chicken, and pheasant flavors.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Help Animals Affected By the Oil Spill

The Gulf of Mexico oil spill has still not been put under control, and as a result so many animals are in need of aid. If you would like to help the animals, you can check out this page on abc World News. It lists a variety of ways you can help out the animals and also people who have been affected by the spill. Whether you are able to make a donation or volunteer on site, every little bit helps.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Bobbi Panter Dry Shampoo- Just Spray & Done

Wouldn't all dog and cat owners like a shampoo that you do not need to wash off after applying it? Bobbi Panter Gorgeous Dry Shampoo for Dogs & Cats is exactly that shampoo. It removes dirt and grime and leaves your pet looking and smelling clean and fresh. All you have to do is spray the shampoo directly onto your pet's fur or onto a soft cloth, then wipe it off.

Bobbi Panter also contains all-natural ingredients that moisturizes and conditions your pet's skin and coat. In addition, this shampoo leaves your furry friend with a beautiful peach fragrance.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

For Owners of Pets On a Healthy Raw Diet, Feed Archetype Burgers

If you prefer your dog and/or cat to be on a raw diet, the Archetype Burgers are a healthy meal option. This formula is made with nutrient-rich cold processed raw meats, organs, and bones and also contains probiotics, prebiotics, and antioxidant rich fruits and vegetables. As the name implies, they come in burger-like round patties, which can be broken up, fed dry, or can be rehydrated.

Besides being healthy, natural, and excellent in nutrients for your pet, each canister of Archetype Burgers is reusable or recyclable, so you can do your part in helping the environment as well. :)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Provide Your Pet with Important Nutrients with Addlife supplements

If you want to maximize the nutrition your pet may not be getting from his or her regular food, adding a nutritional supplement is an excellent idea. AddLIfe is a supplement you can give to both dogs and cats that contains the nutritional benefits of whole raw meats and the antioxidant properties of blueberries, as well as provides immunity support.

What is also great about AddLIfe is that no unhealthy artificial ingredients are included, so you are only giving your pet essential nutrients from good quality and healthy ingredients. In addition, since it can be given to both dogs and cats, you do not have to worry about purchasing separate supplements for each pet.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Help Out Unwanted & Homeless Pets

There are so many homeless pets out there, and although you cannot help all of them, you can save at least one. Even if you do not have a lot of time on your hands, you can still help out in some way.

A few ways you can do your part include:

  • Donating pet items and volunteering at your local animal shelter: Animal shelters are always in need of various items, including pet food, treats, blankets, towels, cat litter pans, cat litter, and grooming items such as combs, brushes, and shampoo. Volunteers are also very much in need, and you will feel good doing it.
  • Becoming a pet foster parent: Many animal rescue organizations need people to foster abandoned, ill, baby animals, and those recovering from surgery or some other procedure. You can contact your local humane society, SPCA, or animal rescue organization, where you will receive an application and training.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Feed Your Small Furry Friend Ultra Bites

If you have small mammals, including guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, and rabbits, a fun and yummy vegetable snack you can feed them is Ultra Bites Veggie Puffs. It also comes in a fun looking box and looks almost like a cereal (though obviously it is not meant for human consumption), but more importantly it is nutritious for your pet. It is a snack, so it should be fed along with your pet's regular food, and is made of ground corn and rice, as well as various veggies.

You can purchase Ultra Bites Veggie Puffs on PetSmart for $3.99.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Help Out Pets & Wild Animals with Free Clicks

Believe it or not, there are completely free ways you can help out animals in need. Websites, such as Care2, offer free donation clicks to help out pets and other wild animals. It takes only a few seconds and is the easiest way to do your part to help animals, so there is no excuse not to do it. You can click daily and feel good that you are doing your part in helping out a pet or animal in need.

Remove Worms Naturally In Your Pet with HomeoPet

Worm infestations are definitely not fun for our pets and should be treated immediately. HomeoPet Wrm Clear is an all-natural non-prescription product available on 1-8oo-PetMeds that is formulated to remove, as well as prevent infestations, of hookworms, roundworms, and tapeworms in dogs and cats. Because it is 100% natural, there are no added chemicals, so it is safer to use than many other wormers.

HomeoPet Wrm Clear is a liquid that can be placed into your pet's water or directly into the mouth (dosage depends on weight of the animal). This product is completely safe for your pet, plus there have been no reported side effects. It also works quickly and takes about 7 days to prevent worms and 14 days to completely remove worms.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Offer Your Pet Different Food Varieties with Wysong

Pets may get bored of eating the same food day after day, plus they may not be meeting their full nutritional needs. Because of this, it is recommended to offer different varieties. Wysong Variety Pack consists of a combination of different foods that meet the specific nutritional needs of both dogs and cats.

The Canine Variety Pack includes a bag each of Anergen, Maintenance, Synorgon, and Senior formulas. The Feline Pack consists of Anergen, Vitality, Uretic, and Geriatrx formulas. In addition, Wysong is all-natural so you do not have to worry about your pet consuming any unhealthy artificial ingredients or additives. With these variety packs, your pet will be meeting his or her specific nutritional requirements in a healthy way and never have to eat the same food everyday.

Adopt Your New Companion with Petfinder

If you are seeking a new furry addition to your home, searching on Petfinder is an excellent way to find the perfect companion. Some people adopt pets without knowing what their specific traits are, so when they bring them home they are shocked to find out that they may not be as “perfect” as they previously thought. When searching for a pet on Petfinder, it will list important information that you should know before deciding to adopt, such as if they are friendly with other dogs/cats you may also have and if they are appropriate if you have young children.

Remember to always ask questions and to get to know the animal more by spending a bit of time with them before you decide to adopt. If you already know the animal’s personality and other important information, it will greatly increase the chances of success when bringing your pet home and ensure that he or she really is the perfect companion, as well as prevent one less homeless animal.

About My Website

There are so many cats and dogs that don’t have homes, and there are those that are treated with such cruelty and heartlessness by the very people they are supposed to trust. Every pet deserves to be in a loving, forever home. I hope this blog helps pets find that home, as well as spread the message that animal abuse is completely UNACCEPTABLE and that we have the power to stop it.

And for all pet owners out there, I will offer tips, advice, and pet product information as well.

“He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.” – Immanuel Kant, German Philosopher