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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.


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