Dogs are man’s best friend.
Bearing this in mind, many owners want their beloved pet to have as many
creature comforts as possible. They even equip their dog kennel with pet
accessories: Some to add to their comfort and others just for pure enjoyment
and to encourage some exercise.
The most important dog accessories
for making sure that your pet is comfortable are a nice, soft cushion and
blanket to lie on. These will help to keep him warm and comfortable and will
also make him feel secure as it will act a bit like a security blanket for him.
They also help to keep arthritis and muscle ache at bay and stop him from catching
a chill. However, if your dog is prone to little accidents, be it due to old
age or still being a young puppy, then you might want to consider a floor grid
covered by a simple blanket. This will stop your dog from sitting in a damp
patch or smelling of urine!
There are hundreds of types of dog
bowls available for your pet, but in the confined space of a dog kennel you
should probably use an anti-spill one to reduce the amount of mess for you to
clean up. If your kennel has wire mesh side panels then it is also possible to
buy bowls that can be fixed to them.
Some people build their dog
kennels above the ground. This may be because they live in a very hot area and
the added circulation of air beneath the kennel helps to keep it cool, or it
may be because the area can become waterlogged and they don’t want the wood to
rot. If this is the case then a sturdy ramp will be needed to give your dog
If … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
Going to a pet store to purchase a pet is something that
should only be done with a great deal of research in advance.
Anyone looking to purchase a new pet should first ask
himself or herself if it is really the right thing to do. A pet should not
simply be purchased based on the way it looks. Yes, there are numerous great
looking dogs, cats, hamsters or rabbits in a pet store, but purchasing one
without knowing anything about it is a mistake.
Prospective owners need to know how large a pet grows after
it reaches maturity, what accessories it needs, how much food costs, and more.
Even a small hamster requires much more than a hamster cage, and even reptiles
need more than vivariums in which to live.
After purchasing a pet, finding accessories and purchasing
them from a regular pet shop or from an online pet shop is not a problem.
Arriving home with their pet is usually the moment when new
pet owners realise if they have made a mistake or not. It is the first couple
of days that are the most important time, as these are the days when a
connection between pet and owner is formed.
The pet, regardless of its type, starts to understand that
there is nothing to fear from the owner, and that he or she is also feeding and
caring for it, while the owner starts to understand exactly what his or her new
pet is like and what it likes doing.
This accommodation period, as it is called, can last much
more than a couple of days though. Suspicious pets such as hamsters and rabbits
will require much more time with their new owner to get to know him or her.
This can take as long as … Read more
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
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
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 … Read more