Category: Pets

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

Advantages of Pet Adoption

Sometimes when you are just strolling around the town you will find yourself in front of a pet shop and it is usually very difficult to look away once you make eye contact with one of the pets. They just gaze at you asking to be taken home.

You may even stay for a while or go play with the animals and then that look is even deeper. At that point you make a decision whether to take the pet home or just continue on your way.

A lot of people decide to just move on. The truth is that it can be very difficult to take care of a pet especially if you have a busy schedule.

Once in a while a person may be inspired though, and will walk away with a brand new pet to care for. And even though it can be tough at times, it feels good when they are there for you.

It is amazing how much joy people get from their pets. After a day at work, coming home to a dog or cat or any other animal is so refreshing.

Either they run to the door or just simply get happy to see you come in and then you enjoy your time with them. Everyone gets such a kick out of that feeling.

Adopting is even a step above just having a pet because you are doing something really good. There is no way of knowing if the pet you adopted would have ever been adopted or not.

Saving an animal’s life is a big deal and something that is even more rewarding. That is additional on top of the joy you get from being around your pet.

So if you choose to adopt from a shelter it is a great thing and there are those that say that they are even more loving than those bought elsewhere. So if you adopt, you can feel good about it.… Read the rest

Some Reasons Why Sugar Glider Prices Are Fairly Low for an Exotic Pet

Exotic pets are becoming more and more popular in the United States and around the world. Exotic pets are any creatures that can be kept domestically that are from somewhere else, have special needs, or are otherwise unusual. Boa constrictors kept as pets qualify, for instance.

So do tigers, for some of Hollywood’s rich and famous. But these are for the most part not everyone’s cup of tea–not a lot of people want an animal companion that isn’t safe to let out of its cage, as you can well imagine. It’s a frequent misconception, however, that this is all that it means for a pet to be ‘exotic’. Not all exotic pets are wild animals prone to dangerous behavior, and some of them fit in quite nicely with a human family. Those that know this the best are those that keep sugar gliders as pets.

Sugar gliders are tiny mammals roughly the size of rats or squirrels. However, they are not rodents: they are mammals. Sugar gliders are perhaps most similar to the flying squirrels seen in some of the United States’ wooded areas, but their habits and behavioral traits are quite a bit different.

It’s generally a good idea to look up a few sugar glider photos to get a proper grasp of how they look. They’re a little difficult to describe. Without a frame of reference in the form of a proper image, they might come off sounding like common rodents-which they are very, very far from. Gliders are adorable, with soulful eyes and clean, smooth coats of fur. Their wingflaps extend from their forepaws to their hindpaws, and allow them to glide. They’re also quite acrobatic!

What sets gliders apart from most pets-exotic or otherwise-is their loyalty. Sugar gliders bond with their owners in a powerful way. In the wild, gliders form colonies with other gliders, and they become inseparable for their decade-long lifespan. What this translates to in domesticity is a very loyal pet that won’t try to run away, and is far more comfortable in your shirt pocket than up a tree. Gliders … Read the rest

How To Remember Your Pet’s Death Forever!

There are many different ways to remember your pet’s death, however it is up to the pet owner as to which method would be best to implement. Each situation and loss is unique, so every individual must be deal with the loss of a pet in an entirely different manner. From cremation urns to poetry, the loss of a pet can be shared with as few or as many individuals as desired. The different ways to remember your pet are as follows;

Urns

Urns consist of different materials like marble, glass, metal, ceramic, bronze, or wood. They can be personalized with a photo or plaque which better symbolizes the personality and memories of your pet. Just seeing your little pet’s name or picture will bring back an array of different memories and help with your grieving. There is a variety of pet cremation urns available online.

Posting pet on the “net”

There are many organizations you can join to post your pet’s name on their site. This will help you share in the grief of your loved one.

Writing poetry

Poetry is a good way to help cope with the passing of your pet. It seems to “ease the pain”, and can be shared “online” with others who are also grieving.

Using biblical verses

Many individuals can find comfort in reading biblical verses in regard to their pet’s passing. Many can be obtained online.

Displaying pictures of pet

Seeing a picture of your pet really seems to help cope with your loss. There is nothing more soothing than to look at a picture of your pet engaging in its favorite activity. You can have a picture in your home, or post one online for others to view.

Donating to an animal shelter in your pet’s behalf

Donating money, on behalf of your pet, to an animal shelter is a great way to pay tribute to your pet. This way you are helping other animals while, at the same time, creating a remembrance of your beloved pet. You can find a list online, as to the reliable and reputable … Read the rest

Widows With Pets – Protect Pets in an Emergency and at Your Disability Or Death

Your pet or pets are important to you, perhaps even a lifeline immediately after your husband’s death. That’s why your pet’s protection during an emergency and at your disability or death takes on a sense of urgency. The key to your pet’s safety is to be as prepared as possible before an emergency strikes.

Here are a few suggestions to protect your Pet or Pets in an emergency and at your disability and death. Assemble a Pet Safety Kit. Carry a Pet Care Card. Create a Pet Information Record including Medical History and your Pet’s Care Plan. Prepare for evacuation, just in case. Choose a successor Caregiver and create a Letter of Instructions.

A Pet Safety Kit includes everything your pet will need to survive and be as comfortable as possible until the danger passes. For example:

  • Food and water for at least 5 days for each pet.
  • Pet bowls and a manual can opener.
  • Medications and medical records stored in a waterproof container. Be aware of the expiration dates and rotate the medications as necessary.
  • Identification tag that’s up to date and securely fastened to your pet’s collar. Include your cell phone number and the phone number of a friend or relative outside of your immediate area. If possible, attach the address and phone number of your evacuation site. If your pet gets lost, his tag is his ticket home. Have a current photo of your pet for identification purposes.
  • First aid kit and a pet’s first aid book.
  • Cat litter box, a litter scoop and litter garbage bags to collect pet waste.
  • Sturdy leashes and carriers for each pet to transport pets safely and to make certain that your pets can’t escape. Carriers should be large enough for the animal to stand comfortably, turn around and lie down. Your pet may have to stay in the carrier for hours at a time while you’re away from home. To accommodate smaller pets have a secure cage with no loose objects. Include blankets or towels for bedding and warmth.
  • Current photos and descriptions of your pets to help
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