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The word "animal" comes from the Latin word animale, neuter of animalis, and is derived from anima, meaning vital breath or soul. In everyday colloquial usage, the word usually refers to non-human animals. The biological definition of the word refers to all members of the Kingdom Animalia. Therefore, when the word "animal" is used in a biological context, humans are included.
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What Makes A Happy Pet

Posted by WishbonE at 6:37 PM

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Having a pet is an exciting and fun experience. Pets provide loyalty, companionship, comfort, and happiness. With all these great feelings that pets can give us, it is also important that we reciprocate them. Aside from showing love and affection, how can we make our pets happy?
Ensuring proper pet care is another way. The word care is quite broad so we will try to break it down into more specific ways.

We can start by grooming our pet. They should be given regular baths and good skin care. We should also see to it that they have clean ears, teeth and nails. Pet owners can do the grooming but we want the professionals to do it, we can take our dogs or cats to groomers but it may require us to spend a little extra. If on a tight budget, it is highly recommended to do your own pet's grooming with the help of pet supplies like dog tub, shampoo and conditioner, combs, paw-dicure set, etc. As they say, cleanliness is next to godliness. Grooming is not just about improving the pet's look and caring for his hygiene. Being clean also boosts their confidence and makes them feel good about themselves.

Good health is also another thing that can make pets happy. If you have a thin, weak, or sickly pet, most likely he will be immobile, inactive, and sad. It is important for owners to maintain or improve their pet's health. This way, they can also protect their pets from virus, sickness, or diseases that may hit them. Providing their basic needs is the first thing to do. Give them nutritious food, clean water, and comfortable shelter. We can also give them vitamins and supplements that can contribute to their holistic growth. Nobody wants a sickly pet. Not because it's boring, but because it is costly. If your pet is always sick, you may have to spend a lot on vet check-ups and medications. Your dog or cat would love to enjoy his life doing a lot of activities and spending time with you.

Since pets are naturally active, another thing that can make them happy is pet training. Training is a good way to develop the pet's strength, agility, and mental health. But what is more important is, training gives you the best time to bond with your pet. It is a great activity to improve pet-owner relationship. It is ideal that you conduct the training yourself rather than enrolling your pet into school. There are various petsafe ways to do it. Just be sure to employ the proper techniques or use safe and effective training aids. Training does not give you quality time with your pets, it also ensures your pet's happiness by engaging him into various activities.

Protect Your Furniture with Scat Mat

Posted by WishbonE at 9:29 PM

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

While pet gates and indoor containments limit the pet's access to restricted areas inside the house, the scat mat gives a more specific protection.

If you have a leather sofa in the house, and your cat always jumps on it, leaving some scratch marks on the surface, you need a scat mat.  The most popular in the market today is the Petsafe Scat Mat. You place it on the sofa to cover and protect it. It will also help you train your cat in avoiding your valued furniture. It emits a mild static stimulation when the pet touches the sofa. The scat mat is safe so no need to worry on the cat's safety.

The scat mat is the affordable and effective way to protect your furniture inside the house from cat scratches.

When Pet Microchipping is Not an Option

Posted by WishbonE at 6:30 PM

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Pets are not safe from getting lost. Dogs and cats can go astray while walking on the street, stolen while running outside or worse disappear while they are home alone. Finding a lost pet can be a burden especially with hundreds or thousands other dogs and cats which may look exactly like your pet. Although most of these pets end up in city pounds and shelters, the owners will still have a hard time tracking them. This is why some dog owners resolve to the idea of pet micro chipping.  But what if it's not an option for you?

Still majority of dog owners are still doubtful and confused about the safety of pet micro chips.  The surgical procedure can be quite dreadful and harmful for pets that's why it has raised some issues on animal rights. Micro chip technology is the newly suggested method to keep track of pets and identify them once lost. It contains details about the owner and a tracking number is implanted on pets.

But if pet safety is the owner's major concern, there are still other ways they can secure their pets. Providing a petsafe and reliable containment can protect the pets outdoor and indoor.  These pet containment will keep them on their designated boundaries while alone and unattended. Owners can also put collars and tags to their pets with their addresses and phone numbers so in case somebody finds them, they can contact you.  This way you won't have to worry when you lose them.

We know how much owners love their pets. We can see it with the products they provide to ensure good health, proper grooming and secured protection. Keep your pets in a reliable containment and get rid of the fear of losing them.

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