There's no denying that homes are mostly designed with people in mind. However, there's still room for them to be adapted to pets too. Pets need their own space and have unique requirements, which can lead you to look into changing your home. You might not make any significant changes when you first get a pet, but eventually you want to make it feel more like home for your new family member. If you have a dog, you can do a few different things to make your home a better place for your four-legged (or occasionally three-legged) friend. Create … [Read more...] about How to Adapt Your Home for Your Dog
There are few things sadder in life than the loss of a beloved pet. They are with you through thick and thin, never judge you, and are always happy to see you. Whether its a dog, cat, rabbit, canary, or hedgehog, your pet is part of the family, and there will be an irreplaceable absence in your home when they are gone. The death of an animal is hard on everyone in the household, but it’s often the most difficult for the children. Kids, especially younger ones, may struggle to understand the concept of death, particularly if they’ve … [Read more...] about How to Talk to Your Children When a Pet Dies
Owning a pet is an exciting and happy privilege that people of all ages get to experience. Whether it’s a dog, a cat, a rabbit, or even a bird, pets provide their owners with joy and comfort. However, owning a pet can get even better with age as you or a loved one will have more time to care for a pet in your retirement years than ever before. In addition to having more time to take care of a pet, having a pet as a senior also has many other benefits. Why is it Important for Seniors to Own Pets? It’s important for seniors to own … [Read more...] about The Top 5 Benefits of Owning Pets for Seniors
Your child may think that they’re ready for a dog but, unless you’re willing to do all the work involved in raising them, that isn’t the case. Instead, you should start them off with something low maintenance, something that can teach them what it means to be responsible for them. Here are some tips on choosing a pet that is suitable for your child. Make Sure The Pet is Non-Threatening Even when an animal is small and not likely to do any damage to a child, dealing with one that is threatening and might even bite (as harmless as they … [Read more...] about Choosing Your Child’s First Pet
Cats love to sleep, and they are experts at napping everywhere. You can find them having a siesta behind bushes for stretches of hours each day. You can read more about it when you click here. They can even choose to rest on your bed, where they can stretch their furry legs if you allow them. If you don't want their furs everywhere, you can get them their sleeping quarters. This way, they will no longer choose the top of furniture, couch, or bed as their napping areas. An advantage of having their own place to sleep is that there won't be … [Read more...] about What Makes a Good Cat Bed?
No, you didn't disappear to an alternate universe for two weeks and miss Friday Finds 24 and 25 - we've just been that busy with the holidays we didn't have time to write up all the goodies! PET APPROVED Kitty Cardboard Do you have a cat person you need to buy a gift for ... or have a cat yourself that tries to massacre your holiday presents? Check out these adorable festive designed boxes from Kitty Cardboard to keep your kitty occupied this season and out of your gifts! This festive box will have your cat meowing Jingle … [Read more...] about Friday Finds 26
Once you have chosen and picked up a new puppy from a shelter, the biggest hurdle is right ahead of you. You're bringing an excitable little dog into new surroundings, and that's not always easy to manage! However, as you've bought your new puppy, there's no going back now, and it's time for some new introductions. You want your puppy to settle in as best you can, and it's essential that your home needs to be a relaxing place for your puppy to move into. What you need the most is some guidance on how you can make sure that your new puppy … [Read more...] about Gentle Introductions: It’s Time for a New Puppy!
Many people wish that their dogs would live as long as them, but inevitably, all dogs will reach their senior years. When this happens can vary from breed to breed, and even from dog to dog. Some dogs will be classed as seniors at 7 years old, while others might not be senior for a while longer. You will notice changes in your dog when they reach the senior stage of their life. They’ll likely slow down a little. Their appetite and even food tastes may change. You might need to put them on a special diet, and even change the way you exercise … [Read more...] about 11 Things to Remember When Your Dog Reaches Their Senior Years