Helpful Tips For When Travelling With Pets

by on November 17, 2015

Travelling is a cumbersome affair for all of us but however, travelling for humans has been vastly improved. Travelling for pets, that’s a different story. Your poor pet might not be able to even to understand why they is being packed up but they have no choice. It is a very confusing time for them, so here are some tips that you can use to make travelling for your pooch much easier. Firstly, if they will be travelling by cage, then don’t treat it as a bad thing. Don’t force them into it, instead let them get used to it and let them enter it by themselves. Once they enter the cage, close it up but don’t let the situation seem negative. Leave the room for a while and then come back letting them know that it is safe. You can make the cage more accommodating by placing his favorite soft toys in it and a blanket. You can even get them specialized gift pack for dogs with treats and soft toys. The more it feels safe and normal the more comfortable he’ll feel.

Next before you start your journey, make sure that your pet has plenty of exercise because he’ll be cooped up in the same place for long periods. This will hopefully tire him out so he’ll be less restless during the trip and will sleep it off. Also to avoid any accidents on the way, feed him a few hours early so he has time to digest. However for the trip take plenty of treats, water and ice in containers, maybe get one of those monthly dog boxes, which can be ordered to your specification.

Next if when you arrive at your destination, whether it be a hotel or house, when letting them out of their travel cage, do it in an enclosed room. Once they get their bearings, then take them for a walk so that they can get used to their surroundings. Some people take sedatives when travelling so that they don’t have to deal with the actual travelling factor and they think that this is suitable for pets as well. The thing is that it may have adverse effects and may end up making them uneasy and restless when they actually arrive at the destination, so if you want to sedate them, it’s best to ask a vet. Travelling for your pets are a very confusing time, so it’ll help them if you make some special accommodations for them. It may not seem like much but it will help them get used to the whole process.

A Trip To The Pet Store

by on November 6, 2015

You may know already as to whether you are a dog, cat or even a person, but you might not know whether you can handle these in person! If you are thinking of making a stop at the pet shop to take a new member home, here are a few things you need to be prepared for.

Pets are a real responsibility

Whatever home animal you decide on buying, it will still need a lot of looking after. Whether it’s a fish or a Rottweiler, be ready for a lot of cleaning and caring. Most family pets are good companions, accompaniers, and comforters. However, when choosing one, you need to think about you and your surroundings before doing so. Animals like dogs and cats need space. Although people do keep them inside compact areas, this can be quite uneasy for them. If it is a bird or a fish a small space would do. House pets need occasional grooming and walking and even talking. They need to be fed and their cages or spaces cleaned regularly.

Who is your right pet?

Choosing this would depend on not only your liking but also your finances, space, time and willingness to adopt. If you have a small budget and a small space, try opting for a caged/tanked pets like birds or fishes. Having animals like dogs will require a large space for their dog toilet Australia, sleeping space and play area as well.  You would also have to consider the neighbourhood surroundings to see whether such animals are allowed. Generally, four legged pets tend to be more on the expensive side, and grown ones don’t cost anything less. These are a good choice for when you settle down in a proper home as there will be moderate space for everyone’s movement. Apart from the common picks, rabbits, guinea pigs, snakes and spiders are the other ones.

Giving care

Some animals need constant looking after and grooming, while the others don’t need as much. If you already owned a dog or your friend had a dog, you might know how much effort needs to be put into looking after it.  Proper grooming, healthcare and feeding are three important things that need to be done without any further ado. You will need to teach your kitten to stop scratching furniture and to teach the dog how to use the dog toilet without littering the house. For smaller pets like fishes, their tanks need to be kept clean and tidy to avoid any sick fish.

Buying or adopting?

A lot of pet owners and to be owners, adopt as it is said to be more humane than buying from large dog kennels for sale. Money wise, adoption is either free or less expensive than buying is. When adopting, if it is a four legged animal, it is normally house trained so there is no need to worry of a whole new training session. Buying is a good choice if there is a specific breed you have in mind. If you are up for the big numbers, then go ahead.