So we all know that our pets need exercise and plat time, just like we do. But do you actually really realize how much they need or how it important it actually is? For both dogs and cats, exercise and play can determine their health and happiness. But how do we know how much exercise and play is enough or the right kind for our cat or dog? One way to discover if your pet is getting enough is to look at their behaviours. What are they doing when you are not home? Do they list
Do you want your dog and cat to be best friends? It can be easy, if done right right way. Here is what to do - First! You want to set up your animals to succeed! This can be done by matching your cats and dogs personality. This means that you should consider both personalities of the animals that you want to get along. Match a calm animal with another timid and quiet, animal and an active animal with another loud, energetic animal. It is also helpful consider both animals' p
Cats can be known as independent and not very social. However, cats do bond to their owners! Bonding with your cat is a great feeling. It isn't only an amazing relationship, but bonding to your cat also benefits your health and well being. Bonding is important for both you and your cat because both of you will live a happier and healthier life. Bonds can develop naturally through your life with your cat as you two interact and live together. Is my cat bonded with me? How do I
It is important to provide your bird with a variety of toys to prevent boredom and behavioural issues such as shrieking, yelling, feather plucking and aggression. Some examples of toys and activities that will prevent boredom: foraging toys destructible toys puzzles manipulative toys learning toys interactive games trick teaching/training new foods talking to your bird new environments new people new sounds and sights Remember to rotate and change the toys often! Items that y
Why do people have pets? I'd think that the idea of bonding with an animal and the unconditional love that an animal shows us are some of the many reasons people do have pets. In addition to experiencing such an amazing bond, animals can teach us so much. They expose us to new and different activities, ways of thinking and communicating, exercise, friendship and love and even provide us with health benefits such as stress relief! In my experience sharing my life with a variet
My dog, Penny is very active. Even though, I knew this before I brought her home, I am often still surprised at how much energy she has and how she can keep moving and moving and moving! Her breed is a working breed and loves to run, play, and work. She is a cattle dog mix (Border Collie, Heeler, and Australian Shepherd). When Penny is at the dog park, she loves to run circles around other dogs, trying to get them to chase her. She loves it when a dog does start to chase her.
Yesterday, Roxy and I visited "Pet-a-poolza" in Yaletown, Vancouver and then we went to the "Pet Expo" in Ladner. Both events focused on dogs rather than pets, which was fine for Roxy! Roxy was given lots of treats and sample foods to take home - she was very excited. Although Roxy lives with a number of other pets, she doesn't often get to interact and socialzie with other dogs. When she was younger, we went to the local off leash dog park and she ran up to the big dogs as
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