Month: August 2019

Vacationing in Oaxaca, Mexico, With all the Loved ones Dog, Cat or Other Pet

As the proprietor of a bed & breakfast in Oaxaca, Mexico, I frequently field inquiries from travelers with plans to visit the city who are intent upon bringing the household dog or cat along for the vacation. They initially ask if pets are permitted in our guest level, and then after receiving a reply in the negative, in a second email ask for names of alternate hotels or other accommodations which do accept pets. The advice is always the same, but the inquiries keep coming.

This pet lover and owner of a brindle boxer is not a pet psychologist, nor professes to intimately know what’s right or wrong when it comes to decisions about the household dog or cat (or one’s children for that matter – lord knows we’ve made and will continue to make mistakes raising our daughter), nor the impact that leaving a pet behind could have on the mutt or his “parents” or “siblings.” However, there are certain factors which ought to at least be considered prior to deciding definitively to take Fido or Tabby along for the trip.

Yes, Some Hotels and Bed & Breakfasts in Oaxaca Do Accept Pets, Including Dogs and Cats

Of course virtually every major tourist city in the civilized world includes the odd hotel, guest house or bed & breakfast which accepts pets, at minimum dogs and cats. Oaxaca is no exception. For example, a couple of members of the Oaxaca Bed & Breakfast Association are happy to extend invitations to the four legged. But most shun the thought of even the possibility of a cat meowing or dog barking, and therefore having to contend with complaints from pet-less guests. Certainly there are exceptions; but what might it reveal about the quality of lodging if the owner is struggling to rent out rooms to the extent that he feels compelled to accept dogs, cats, rats, parrots, snakes and lizards?

Your choice of lodging is dramatically reduced by restricting the selection to accommodations in Oaxaca which accept pets. Is the vacation for the Homo sapiens in the family members, or … Read the rest

Toilet Training For Cats

Even though cats are among the most adorable and cute pets, they have the foul-smelling and stinking urine and waste as well. It is for this reason that some individuals decide to abandon or to send back their cats to animal shelters because they cannot withstand the smell of their waste or they failed to train their cats to use their litter box properly.

If this is the case, then train them to use human toilet. Is it really possible to train them to use our toilet? Why not use the litter box anyway? Well, you can train them to use human toilet with dedication and patience. For sure, some of us have watched on television cats using the toilet to pee and to poo, right? Yes, it really exists because some pet owners manage to train their cats to use human toilet all their own. It is advantageous to train cats to use the toilet because we do not have to buy garbage bags and worry of cleaning them everyday. However, training them requires lots of patience, time and dedication. You can simply tell them that the toilet is the right place to pee and poo because they do not have the same level of intelligence like we do.

What do you think are the reasons why pet owners decide to teach their cats to use the toilet? Aside from the fact that these boxes reek, litter boxes are also unsanitary and it can be the source of bacteria and microorganisms. When cats cover their waste using their paws, germs are transferred from their paws to different areas of your home. You do not want that to happen, right?

By training them to use the toilet, you will not smell foul and irritating odors from their wastes. You will also save thousands of dollars in buying different types of litter boxes related products for your cats. Moreover, some pet owners want to train their cats not only for sanitary and health reasons, but for novelty factor as well. By slowly training them, you can have your cats … Read the rest