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Importance of a Structured Dog Training Program

The wealth of information is becoming so overwhelming, that it is increasingly difficult to pick out what may be relevant to you as a dog owner and your own individual situation. New style dog trainers are springing up from every direction, some with more radical ideas of training your dog than others, some with a library of books and TV shows behind them and others who you have never heard of before.
Amidst the plethora of information that we have access to via the media or internet, there is a very strong tendency to dip in and out of various pieces of dog training advice and use some dog training tips with your dog one day and then the dog training tips of another dog trainer the following day. Sometimes we look at these dog training tips in isolation or mix and match them with other dog training tips and advice that we have heard from other quarters and may like the sound of. Then crunch time occurs - we wonder why we are not managing to resolve the sometimes unaccep…

Understand About Dog Nutrition Information

Just as people have differing nutritional needs, so do dogs. The key to understanding what your dog needs is to understand the basic nutritional needs of all dogs while factoring in any allergies or sensitivities to food along with any age-related nutrition requirements. For example, very young dogs will have differing nutritional needs from a pregnant dog or from a senior. By understanding the ins and outs of dog nutrition, you will be able to ensure that your family's favorite four-legged companion leads a long, happy, and healthy life.
From The Young To The Old
Throughout his life, your dog's nutritional needs are going to change as he goes through frequent growth spurts or develops health conditions. By providing him with food that has been formulated for his unique and changing nutritional requirements, you will be able to ensure that he is as healthy as can be.
When puppies are weaned from their mothers, they require a dog food that takes into account their …

Self-Cleaning Litter Box Cat Food

Ideal for big cats or multiple-cat households, this large Roll’n Clean, Self-Cleaning Litter Box quickly self-cleans, while controlling dust and containing odors. Omega Paw’s Roll’n Clean, Self-Cleaning Litter Box allows you to clean your cat’s waste in just seconds, without scooping! Also requires less litter than a traditional litter box and the scoop only collects clumped waste - clean litter is never thrown away. How it Works The Roll’n Clean, Self-Cleaning Litter Box works best with clumping and silica litters. Simply roll the litter box to the right until the top touches the floor then roll it back to the upright position. Inside, a unique patented screen separates the clean litter from the clumped waste – putting all the waste into the scoop. Pull out the scoop and dispose the waste. It’s that easy!

Product FeaturesSelf-cleans by rolling to the right and back againWaste collects in the pullout scoop for quick and easy disposalNo electricity or filters neededControls dust and co…

The Best Cat Food the Healthiest the Most Nutritious

There are those of us who are honest to the letter and there are those of us who are equally dishonest. Stress often plays an important part of being dishonest, especially for a struggling businessman desperately trying to provide for his family.
Then there are those who are just plain greedy and don't care how they arrive at their fortune as long as they do. Luckily, in most countries, there is now a system in place that ensures a basic (some might say very basic) standard that all manufacturers or suppliers of human food must meet. Sadly this is either not the case for animal feed, or the standards are so low as to be useless. So despite all the pretty advertising, all the logically convincing and reassuring words from your vet, chances are, if you're feeding your cat a processed cat food, you're directly contributing to her ill health.
The big brand names in cat food contribute financially to veterinary colleges, which explains why vets surgery reception area…

Made Easy Family Car Travel with Dog Car Travel

To make dog car travel easy get your dog used to riding in the car by taking him on short trips to start. If you get your dog as a puppy and anticipate it going in the car with you at all, start taking the dog with you in the car early in its life so he recognizes this as routine. The earlier a dog begins riding in the car, the faster they will learn how to behave on a trip.
Some dogs get car sickness. If your dog is one who experiences this talk to your vet. Like medications that can help people avoid getting sick in the car, there are medications to help dogs with this situation. If your dog is very upset, very sick or very nervous while riding in the car you will want to travel with your dog as little as possible.
The safest method to transport your dog is in a pet crate. Also available are harnesses and seat belts to secure your dog while traveling, but most dog owners train the dog to sit on a seat and ride. Your dog may move from seat to seat, but do not encourage …

Choosing The Best Breed of Dogs for Kids

The following types or breeds are generally considered good dogs for kids Basset Hound

Basset hounds love children and get along with them very nicely. They enjoy outdoors and hence, can be good playmates. They are gentle, loving and also very tolerant. These dogs are affectionate and do not show traits of aggression. However, it is not recommended to have a Basset hound for small children who are incapable of handling these gentle dogs. Collie

Collies are loyal and good companions for kids. They turn protective in company of children and hence, are one of the best breeds of dogs for kids. Although collies can live harmoniously with kids for a long time, it is essential to train these dogs properly first. Collies are recommended as pets for older children, and it is not wise to leave a kid less than 10 years of age alone with a collie.
Golden Retriever

Golden retrievers are intelligent and have an eagerness to please. They are calm and great companions to children. They hardl…

Select a Flea and Tick Control Treatment for Cats

Wading through all the products and determining which one to use can be a daunting task. In order to do so successfully you need to start by asking yourself a few simple questions. You should write the answers down so you can compare the results when reading the manufacturers suggestions.
Here's what you need to know. 1. Are you treating a dog, cat or both? There are different medications for each pet.
2. How old are they? Puppies and Kittens are usually treated differently and not with common products. They need to be over a certain age or you can't treat them at all.
3. Are you treating for Fleas or Ticks? Sometimes the products will kill both; some however do not.
4. Are you treating the surroundings? If so the products you use are available but require other application properties.
5. Is this a program of Flea and Tick Control Prevention?
6. Does your pet have any known allergies to specific medications? Don't let all this information scare you. These are the qu…

Best Way to Find Grain Free Dog Food Brands

This is the reason why experienced dog owners decide to serve their pets grain-free dog food, here are a few tips:
Read the label. You may be doing dog food shopping and choosing amongst those that are available. Aside from taking into account the product's price, if you are looking to find grain-free products, you need to make it a habit to read the label. In the label, you will be looking for ingredients that pertain to grains. This will be easy to achieve as you will only be looking for barley, corn bran, corn meal, oat bran, to name a few. You may be familiar with grains and what they are called. So, if you read them in your dog's food, you know will what to do.
Choose the brand. If you have previously tried a brand that offered no side effects to your dog, you can continue using that same brand. However, if you have tried grain laden products and your dog developed an allergic reaction to it, you can take note of, not just the brand, but also the ingredients in…

Tips and Reviews for Flea and Tick Control for Dogs

Some of these methodically generated compounds can be unsafe in typical flea and tick products and these compounds which are used to destroy insects can also be unsafe to your dog or cat. The operating elements in most of these products is usually tied to one of seven general organophosphate insecticides (OPs), OPs work by disrupting the transmission of nerve signals in the brains and nervous systems of insects destroying the insect. OP can influence pets and people as well - this interference, of course don't affect humans or pets on the same level as the insects. While it would certainly take a considerable quantity of dealings to OPs to affect a mature hale and hearty adult, no one is sure how the chemicals can or will have an effect on children or those with pre-existing nerve disorders. Another alternative is Fipronil, Fipronil paralyzes the insects - not the pet and is used in well know products such as Frontline Plus Flea and Tick Control For Dogs.

Fipronil, t…

Natural Healthy Adult Dog Food

Our mid size dog did not immediately take to this food. She picked through the dish for about a week during transition. However, once we switched over entirely, she consumed the food without hesitation. Nugget size may have been a little large for her at first from what we can tell- but she got over it. We now find she consumes this food at the same rate of previous foods. We also noticed no difference in her digestion/bowel movements and the consistency of her stool movement is solid, little smell, and easy to pickup- all good signs.  Without getting into hyper-technical detail (you can read ingredients in product listing), the ingredients listing of this food is very good and considered top quality by any standard. You will also appreciate the bag design since it is sturdy and resealable to keep the food fresh. Not the best for smaller dogs The nutritional elements in this are better than most grocery store pet foods, but not the very highest end either. More of an is…