Adopting a Pet From an Animal Shelter

There are many misconceptions when it comes to adopting a pet from an animal shelter. These misconceptions cause many great animals to be overlooked and often put down because nobody wants them. This article will take a look at a couple of the fallacies and attempt to dispel them.

The first false fact we will look at is the idea that shelter pets are not healthy. This could not be further from the truth. Animal shelters are full of volunteers and strict guidelines to ensure that each and every pet is as healthy as can be. Only when it is will that pet be put up for adoption. On the other end of the spectrum, if you buy a pet from a store, odds are good it comes from some sort of animal mill and is far more likely to be unhealthy than those in shelters.

The next fallacy is that pets in shelters must have bad temperaments; otherwise they would not be there. Once again, this is so untrue. When an animal comes into a shelter it is tested for temperament before being put up for adoption. If it has any behavioral issues, staff and volunteers will work with him or her to overcome them. However, most of the time this is not even necessary, as the majority of these pets are super loving and affectionate and make wonderful additions to a family. They just need a chance.

The next myth is perpetuated by people who want a purebred animal and think they cannot find one at a shelter. There are oodles of purebred pets at animal shelters. Sometimes it may just take a little bit of searching to find one that interests you. But they are there if someone is looking for them.

One last myth we will bust is that shelter pets do not get along with other animals. Every animal is different, so in some cases this could be true. However most of the time it is not. Especially when a pet has been in foster care, it often is around other pets and gets along with them just fine. This is true of children too. The best way to find this out is to have an introduction between the shelter pet and the other pets or children in the household. Then you can be sure everybody will get along.

Some additional advantages of adopting your new fur-baby from a shelter is that it will already be spayed or neutered. Therefore it will not produce any unwanted babies, nor will it try to leave its mark all over the house. Your new pet will also have had all of its required vaccinations and have had any medical issues resolved before it leaves the shelter. All of these things are usually taken into consideration in the pet’s adoption fee.

When you adopt a shelter pet, you are giving a second chance at a love-filled life to a much-deserving pet. Your new cat or dog will be so happy you are taking him or her home that it will bond with the rest of the family pretty much instantly. You will have a loving family member for the remainder of its life. What more could you ask for?

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Animals Do The Most Amazing Things

Welcome, from one pet lover to another! Life is fulfilled with our pleasurable and I might add entertaining pets.

From the time I can remember when I needed a good listening ear; I would talk to my pet. Some might think I was a bit odd. In they’re unique way animals my tilt they’re head or with a wag of the tail that they are listening.

It has always amazed me how naturally intelligent an animal can be. Let me ask you, have you ever started packing for a trip and notice how your pet gets an unsettling look or act, they know what’s up!

When I travel, my dog is with me. I want to be sure he/her knows his/her place in the car.

I bring a traveling bed, bowl for food & water, and a favorite toy with a few healthy tidbits. I always buy healthy natural products and a good safe traveling bed. Pets need their own space and securities just like humans.

Here is a short but true story!

My last dog Joe was a big lab mix, the best friend and protector. May he RIP, lived to be almost 15 years old.

It was very early one morning; around 4:00 am. Joe kept coming into my room and knocking my head with his face, I was sleeping very soundly. I woke up, there was not way I would not of he was knocking pretty forceful, he sought for me to wake up, he was much persisted, I woke up and got up! When I did my other two dogs wanted to go outside, good old Joe was letting me know.

My dogs sleep on the other side of the house in an indoor pouch attach to house with a sliding glass door. Each dog having a sturdy bolsters bed, knowing where their sleep space is for warmth and comfort.

The sliding door to the pouch, I always kept slightly open to the house. I am a firm believer, never lock dogs in a place at night where they can not escape or come to their owner for some unknown reason. I have always relied on my pets for night protection while sleeping. Animals hear what humans do not and sense danger when we don’t have a clue what is coming.

OK, remembering, I had let the other two dogs outside and told Joe to go back to bed.

Within 3 minutes Joe was back knocking me again, even more persisted! I sat up and notice through my front door window a weird flickering light which appeared to be getting brighter and brighter. I live out in a rural area, no street lights, and no cars driving down our private lane. I jumped up and ran to my front door window. OMG those were not lights, the pouch was on fire! The dogs were saved, and thank goodness the fire did not flash over and burn the house down. My Joe dog saved our lives, the house and our two cats which had already hidden somewhere in the house, not to be found, but were saved.

Pets are the best! They are our friend, protectors and complete our lives as we are their friend and protector. We always want to take good care of them!

Training our pets to understand our commands for their safely, teaching them to be our partner in life; as we are to them. I always supply them with their right needs, good nutriment, safe toys, and comfort while they slept. The most important things I do, I give them the best love, training for understanding, and listening to them.

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4 Essential Tips for Taking Care of Your Pets

Pets are like the kids who require proper nurturing and a caring touch to thrive and grow up. Once you bring any of them home, you should shower on them the maximum amount of love and respect possible. That is why going for pets is a big decision that you must opt for after deep introspection. There are quite a number of things that you must take care of, in the best way possible. Here are some of the best ways in which you can take care of your canine companions, feathery buddies and feline friends.

Schedule regular visits to the vets – This is one of the foremost things to be performed after you bring them home. They are almost like human beings and just like humans need a periodical check-up they also need to have it. This is done just to ensure that if they are infected with the virus of any kind of disease, it gets detected before it’s too late. So you should go for regular vaccination of the dogs and cats especially and keep the number of your vet and that of a veterinary hospital handy just as a precaution of dealing with emergency situations.

Spaying and neutering pets – This one is not only imperative but it proves to be really beneficial too. Each year there is an increasing number of animals who become homeless, are abandoned or lost. To prevent this, it is necessary that you go for this. This type of operation prevents the pets from developing certain types of cancer and also checks the roaming about of your pets and thus, decreases the chance of them from being lost.

Make sure their food suits their nutritional needs – The inexpensive foodstuff that is available in the market may not be healthy for your pets. Similar is the case with feeding them with table scraps. No matter how sweet they look, it is not advisable to practise this because the food that you take may contain some minerals that are harmful to them. That is why you should feed them with the special type food meant for them that too in a responsible amount.

Bestow adequate love and affection on your pets – Animals are more like humans and they crave for attention from their masters and mistresses. Though this is mostly true for cats and dogs but even fish and lizards require this for surviving. You need to play with them so as to ensure that they get proper mental stimulation and exercise.

The above are some of the ways in which you can take care of your pets who can be your greatest buddies for life and whom you don’t want to lose ever.

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Keeping Rabbits As Pets

Keeping Rabbits as Pets is Fun Thing To Do

Rabbits will be your perfect family pets because they are very adorable and loveable. Keeping rabbits as pets needs a couple of factors that will help you to take care of them. You have to prepare the space that you can use for exercise. And then it is the time for you to find comfort accommodation for your rabbits. Bedding and food are also important to make them happy living outside or indoors. Meanwhile, keeping rabbits as pets will take a lot of your time every day in order to take care of them. Unlike other smaller pets, you have to give more attention to rabbits because they sometimes can bite and scratch. For those of you who have children, these pets are not suitable for them. But rabbits will become nice friends for older children with the help from their parents to supervise their kids.

How to Take Care of Indoor Rabbits

Rabbits are perfect family pets because they love gathering. You have to prepare a couple of important things such as a comfort space for sleep, and box and tray on keeping rabbits as pets. You will have to make sure that your rabbit can play in your garden because they have to achieve vitamin D from the natural sunlight. Rabbits can hang out well with a couple of other pets but you have to be careful with that and supervision is needed on keeping rabbits as pets.

How to Take Care Outdoor Rabbits

The first thing that you have to do in order to feed outdoor rabbits is to build a comfort place for your Rabbit. And it is important for you to apply clean straw. For those of you who have two rabbits with medium- sized you have to build a hutch with the measurements of 60cm x 60cm x 150 cm. But if you have a smaller hutch, you have to consider using a separate run in your garden or you have to do some exercise for your rabbits outside from their cage. You have to build the hutch that will allow shelter when winds come and shade during the summer time. You can build a grass run for the hutch or you can place it in your garden according to your needs. But once again, you have to make the nest area which is protected from the sunlight. You can empty the litter tray day by day and you can clean the hutch easier.

Feeding the Rabbits

Rabbits love fresh vegetables such as spinach, carrots, broccoli, watercress, apples and dandelion leaves. But you have to limit the consumption of the vegetables before it is overfed. There are a couple of foods that are not allowed to eat by your rabbits such as potatoes, grass clippings, and lettuce. Those foods will make your rabbits have a problem with their health. You can also try a diet schedule for your rabbits. 75% hay is good enough with the addition of fresh water. Vitamins and nutrients will be provided by a high quality of pellet.

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