Sunday, December 14, 2008

Pets Make Bad Gifts

Pets Make Bad Gifts

There are many people who think that giving someone a pet as a gift is a good idea, well since the holiday season is upon us, I thought I'd share why giving pets as gifts can be a terrible idea. One that just may backfire tremendously.

First off, you don't know if the person really wants the pet, and if the person does, what if you get the wrong color, breed, etc.

There are just so many reasons as to why pets make bad gifts, but you can always give gift cards and homemade coupons as to you get a guinea pig of your choice, or whatever...

Monday, November 10, 2008

The Best Pets to Own in an Apartment

If you live in an apartment and you're a pet lover, you want to make sure that you check all of your lease agreement before you bring home a new pet. If you know for an absolute fact that you can have pets in your apartment complex, you'll want to ma sure that you abide by whatever rules that are set by the apartment complex. You will also want to make sure that you pick a pet that can live happily in an apartment.

The Best Pets to Own in an Apartment

There are so many dogs that can live in an apartment, as well as fish, pocket pets, reptiles, cats, and more, but you just want to make sure that you pick an animal that can and will be happy in a small space.

For example, you don't want to pick a hyperactive larger dog to squeeze into your apartment. But, that doesn't mean to discount large dogs, just make sure that the breed or mix-breed has traits that qualify for small living spaces and low key temperaments.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Feline Leukemia

Feline Leukemia is a very serious disorder that you want to make sure to prevent in your beloved pet cats. It is a highly preventable disorder if you are familiar with it, but not many people are.

What is Feline Leukemia? What are the Signs and is There Treatment?

If you have pet cats or you are thinking about getting one, make sure that you are aware of the signs of feline leukemia and that you have your cat tested for feline leukemia virus.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Leopard Gecko Dropped His Tail

Leopard geckos have a nice defense mechanism that allows them to drop their tails if they feel threatened. In the wild they drop the tail, which in turn moves and jumps around to trick their predator into grabbing the tail while the gecko scoots away.

Treating a Leopard Gecko Dropped Tail

In captivity, there typically isn't that much fear of predators except for the occassional cat that can get in the cage or escapee gecko, but even still it happens. Although, the tail does grow back, it isn't as lovely as the original tail, which is why you must do your best to prevent a tail drop, but sometimes it happens.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Dog Chocolate Poisoning

We have all heard that dogs should not eat chocolate, but why? I mean, my dog ate a half a bag of Dove dark chocolates, and she didn't die, so it's ok right? Wrong!

Dogs and Chocolate Poisoning

Dogs really should not have ANY chocolate, but not because it will automatically kill them. Dogs can have a small piece every now and then, although it's really not recommended and you really shouldn't do it. I mean you really don't know how your dog's body will react because some dogs are highly allergic to chocolate, whereas others aren't.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Dog Bed

There are many different types of dog beds that you may want to purchase for your favorite dog. And sometimes depending on your dog's needs, there are some dog beds that may better suit your dog.

Choosing a Dog Bed

For example, older dogs usually do better with raised dog beds and heated dog beds, whereas a puppy will be fine with just about anything plush and comfy.

There are many different types of dog beds that you can consider ranging from dog couches, dog pillows, crate mats, and more.

I just suggest that you find something that has a removeable cover for easy cleaning.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Homemade Crested Gecko Diet

Homemade Crested Gecko Diet

Although, the best thing that you can ever feed your crested gecko is the meal replacement- Crested Gecko Diet- you can offer a homemade treat that your geckos will love. You want to avoid baby food at all costs, it's nothing but sugar for them and no real nutritional value. Remember that it is formulated for human children and not reptiles. But, you can offer a fresh fruit smoothie blended with calcium and vitamins. You geckos will love this treat and they will thank your for it.