Sunday, 20 August 2017

7 Tips For Brushing Your Cat’s Teeth

A healthy mouth is a good indicator of your cat’s overall health, but many cat parents ignore their cat’s oral health. By the time they’re 3 years old 70% of cats are showing signs of oral disease, according to the Foundation For Veterinary Dentistry. While an oral exam should continue to be an important part of your cat’s annual wellness checkup, developing a daily tooth brushing routine can go a long way in preventing damage and disease. Since brushing a cat’s teeth can be challenging, here are some tips to make the experience as easy as possible for both of you.

7 Tips For Brushing Your Cat’s Teeth



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Massage and handle your cat’s face

7 Tips For Brushing Your Cat’s Teeth

Before you even think about going near your cat’s face with a toothbrush you’ll want to get her used to having that part of her face touched and held. Take some time each day to handle and massage her chin and jaw. Continue doing this for a few minutes at least once a day until she becomes familiar with the act and is comfortable being touched in that way.Source

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7 Tips For Brushing Your Cat’s Teeth

A healthy mouth is a good indicator of your cat’s overall health, but many cat parents ignore their cat’s oral health. By the time they’re 3 years old 70% of cats are showing signs of oral disease, according to the Foundation For Veterinary Dentistry. While an oral exam should continue to be an important part of your cat’s annual wellness checkup, developing a daily tooth brushing routine can go a long way in preventing damage and disease. Since brushing a cat’s teeth can be challenging, here are some tips to make the experience as easy as possible for both of you.

7 Tips For Brushing Your Cat’s Teeth



Tips#02

Massage your cat’s teeth and gums

7 Tips For Brushing Your Cat’s Teeth

Once your cat becomes comfortable having the outside of her mouth massaged, repeat the process on the inside of her mouth. Spend a few minutes per day massaging her teeth and gums. You can do this with your finger, a soft cloth, gauze, or a cotton swab.

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7 Tips For Brushing Your Cat’s Teeth

A healthy mouth is a good indicator of your cat’s overall health, but many cat parents ignore their cat’s oral health. By the time they’re 3 years old 70% of cats are showing signs of oral disease, according to the Foundation For Veterinary Dentistry. While an oral exam should continue to be an important part of your cat’s annual wellness checkup, developing a daily tooth brushing routine can go a long way in preventing damage and disease. Since brushing a cat’s teeth can be challenging, here are some tips to make the experience as easy as possible for both of you.

 7 Tips For Brushing Your Cat’s Teeth



Tips#03

Choose the correct toothbrush and toothpaste

 7 Tips For Brushing Your Cat’s Teeth

Never attempt to brush your cat’s teeth with a toothbrush or toothpaste intended for humans. A human toothbrush will be too large for your cat’s teeth and a human toothpaste can be toxic. Instead, pick up a toothbrush and toothpaste made specifically for cats.

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7 Tips For Brushing Your Cat’s Teeth


A healthy mouth is a good indicator of your cat’s overall health, but many cat parents ignore their cat’s oral health. By the time they’re 3 years old 70% of cats are showing signs of oral disease, according to the Foundation For Veterinary Dentistry. While an oral exam should continue to be an important part of your cat’s annual wellness checkup, developing a daily tooth brushing routine can go a long way in preventing damage and disease. Since brushing a cat’s teeth can be challenging, here are some tips to make the experience as easy as possible for both of you.

7 Tips For Brushing Your Cat’s Teeth



Tips#04

Give your cat a sniff and taste


Your cat’s nose is a huge part of how she explores her world and determines what’s safe. Letting her sniff the toothpaste and brush before putting them in her mouth will help her feel more safe and comfortable. After she has approved of the sniff test, dab a bit of the toothpaste into your finger and let her lick it off to get a taste. Cat toothpastes are formulated with your kitty’s palette in mind, so this should make her eager for more.

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7 Tips For Brushing Your Cat’s Teeth

A healthy mouth is a good indicator of your cat’s overall health, but many cat parents ignore their cat’s oral health. By the time they’re 3 years old 70% of cats are showing signs of oral disease, according to the Foundation For Veterinary Dentistry. While an oral exam should continue to be an important part of your cat’s annual wellness checkup, developing a daily tooth brushing routine can go a long way in preventing damage and disease. Since brushing a cat’s teeth can be challenging, here are some tips to make the experience as easy as possible for both of you.

7 Tips For Brushing Your Cat’s Teeth



Tips#05

Don’t rush it

7 Tips For Brushing Your Cat’s Teeth

Never force her through any part of the process. If she’s not comfortable with having her face handled, for instance, don’t continue to touch her face after she has pulled away and started to show aggressive body language. The way to train a cat is to let them lead the way. In order to successfully brush your cat’s teeth without stress you’ll need her to be on board and comfortable. Move at her own pace and respect her feelings when she pulls away. You can try again the next day. In the end, you want her to be able to associate the experience with something positive, so eliminate as much stress as you can.Source

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7 Tips For Brushing Your Cat’s Teeth

A healthy mouth is a good indicator of your cat’s overall health, but many cat parents ignore their cat’s oral health. By the time they’re 3 years old 70% of cats are showing signs of oral disease, according to the Foundation For Veterinary Dentistry. While an oral exam should continue to be an important part of your cat’s annual wellness checkup, developing a daily tooth brushing routine can go a long way in preventing damage and disease. Since brushing a cat’s teeth can be challenging, here are some tips to make the experience as easy as possible for both of you.

7 Tips For Brushing Your Cat’s Teeth


Tips#06 

Brush Daily

7 Tips For Brushing Your Cat’s Teeth

Brushing is most successful at preventing oral disease if it’s done every day. Plus, if you do it every day your cat won’t have to get familiar with the process again each time. Choose a time of the day that’ll work best for both of you and stick to it to easily create a routine.Source

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7 Tips For Brushing Your Cat’s Teeth

A healthy mouth is a good indicator of your cat’s overall health, but many cat parents ignore their cat’s oral health. By the time they’re 3 years old 70% of cats are showing signs of oral disease, according to the Foundation For Veterinary Dentistry. While an oral exam should continue to be an important part of your cat’s annual wellness checkup, developing a daily tooth brushing routine can go a long way in preventing damage and disease. Since brushing a cat’s teeth can be challenging, here are some tips to make the experience as easy as possible for both of you.

7 Tips For Brushing Your Cat’s Teeth


Tips#07  

Offer praise and rewards

7 Tips For Brushing Your Cat’s Teeth

Cats are reward-driven creatures. They will happily do things as long as they can see that, in the end, it’ll be in their best interest. Make sure to dole out treats (or your cat’s reward of choice) at the end of each step of the brushing process.Source


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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

6 Tips To Master Leash Training

6 Tips To Master Leash Training

Training your dog to walk on a leash is the first step toward being able to take him places. Once your pooch gets comfortable with the leash, you can go on walks around your neighborhood, bring him along to local stores, take him on hikes, etc. This is why mastering leash training is vital!

Let me start by saying each dog is different. Some take to the leash immediately while others can’t stand it. Some dogs will keep turning around to bite it and others tug.

Leash training my first dog, Diego, was somewhat of a nightmare. He didn’t want any part of the leash. He would tug on it, bite it, spin around and get tangled up in it. He would do anything but walk! On the flipside, my second dog, Gigi, mastered the leash within just a few minutes.

Check out the following 6 tips to help your dog master leash training in no time!

1) Choose The Right Collar And Leash
Before your dog even takes his first walk on the leash, make sure you have the right equipment. You should have a basic leash (like a nylon leash) that is suitable for your dog’s size. You don’t want to use a thin leash designed for small breeds if you’re walking a large dog (and vice-versa).

Also, a lot of dogs tend to tug on their leash at first (which I’ll talk more about in a minute). One way you can avoid/stop tugging is by putting your dog in a front-clip harness versus a collar. This makes it hard for your pup to pull because if he does he will be forced to turn around.


2) How To Introduce The Leash
The leash should be associated with positivity. Before you hook your dog’s leash onto their collar/harness for the first time, show it to them. Let them sniff the leash and explore it. Once you get the leash on, give them praise and a treat! It’s all about positive reinforcement and a feeling of security. You don’t want your dog to view the leash as “scary” or “bad.”

3) Try Walking With The Leash Inside First
Walking outside can be rather distracting for your young puppy. After all, there are so many stimulating sights and intriguing smells! To eliminate that distraction, try walking your dog from one room of your house to another (while he’s wearing his leash of course).

Start by standing with your dog in heel position (standing right by your side). It doesn’t matter which side he’s on. Next, reward him for being in that position. Then take your first step. If he stays in the heel position then give him another treat. When you’re starting out, go step-by-step. Reward him after every step once he rests in the heel position.

6 Tips To Master Leash Training


4) Take It Outside 
Walking on a leash with a human standing over you is unnatural for a dog at first. So you can expect your puppy to pull (even if he was successful with the indoor step-by-step exercise I mentioned in step #3).  If this happens the best thing you can do is to simply stop walking. Remain quiet and let your dog keep struggling to pull until he settles down. This may take a few minutes. Once your fur baby settles down, give him a lot of praise and a treat. Eventually, he will associate a loose leash with getting a prize.

5) Give A Lot Of Praise
I know I’ve been mentioning the importance of praising your fur baby with treats in the previous steps. Along with treats, though, you should also give your pooch verbal praise. A sweet sounding “good girl” or “good boy” can go a long way! I really can’t stress enough how important praise is.

6) Be Patient 
I’m not going to sugar coat this for you … leash training your pup can be frustrating. There will be times that your dog will pull you in one direction that you’ll want to pull him in the other direction. Just stay calm and be patient. Don’t yank him or yell at him. Dogs can pick up on your emotions. If you are stressed out, they too will become stressed out. Also, know that your dog wants to make you happy. He just needs to understand what you want!

Monday, 14 August 2017

5 Great Ways To Stimulate Your Dog

5 Great Ways To Stimulate Your Dog

Dogs need both physical and mental stimulation. Just like humans, if your fur baby isn’t stimulated, he will get bored. If there is one thing I’ve learned, it’s to never let a dog get bored. Bad things happen when boredom strikes. When I say “bad things,” I mean, chewing things up (like my rug). My toy poodle, Gigi, can be a bit destructive if she isn’t stimulated. Sooooo … I make sure she is constantly entertained (or tired)!

Here are five great ways to stimulate your dog to make sure they are happy and content:

1) Work On A New Trick
A short 15-minute training session every day goes a long way. Think about it – every time you teach your dog a new trick, you are mentally challenging him/her. Dogs love a challenge and they love to learn new things. If you have a new puppy, start with the basic commands: sit, stay, down, come, etc. Once you have the basic commands down, move on to more advanced tricks: paw, roll over, etc. The amount of tricks you can teach your dogs is limitless. I mean, have you checked out the video of the dog who knows how to do laundry?

2) Play Games
Fetch is the big one in my house. My dogs can play fetch for hours. They would love if I never got any work done and just threw a toy across the room all day! Another great, simple, game to play with your dog is tug-of-war.

3) New Toys
Who doesn’t love getting new presents? When I come home with a big bag of toys from the pet store I am greeted with fast-wagging tails. It’s like they know the stuff in the bag is for them 🙂

If you are looking for toys to mentally stimulate your dog, there are actually board games and puzzles specifically designed for canines. Another great toy that will keep your pooch occupied for hours is a Kong.

4) Play Dates
I personally have two dogs, so they always have a friend to play with. BUT sometimes I schedule a special play date with my neighbor’s dog. They will chase each other around my home for a good 15-20 minutes. Then, after they catch their breath, they will grab some toys and play tug-of-war. Not only are they getting great exercise, they are mentally stimulating each other. Plus, if my neighbor tags along, we get to indulge in a nice glass of Pino Noir (double bonus)!

5) Run Errands With Your Pooch
A simple walk to the mailbox can occupy your pooch. If you’re dropping something off at a neighbor’s house or taking a quick trip to the local drive-thru, take your pup along for the ride. Whenever I run errands, I try to take my fur babies along with me. I figure, why should I make them sit home alone when they can get some fresh air and say hi to random people!

*Note: This is not encouraging you to leave your dog alone in the car. If I am stopping into a store that I can’t take my pups into, I make sure my boyfriend tags along and stays in the car with them. I am 100% against leaving my dogs in the car alone (no matter what the weather is like)!Source

7 Ways To Socialize Your New Puppy

7 Ways To Socialize Your New Puppy


What your dog learns as a young pup will stick with him for the rest of his life. According to Certified Dog Behavior Consultant Kathy Reilly, one of my go-to dog experts, the prime socialization period is typically between 6-14 weeks old. During this time, the synapses in the dog’s brain are growing a thousand fold. So it’s important to expose your dog to as many sights, sounds, and experiences as possible. Unfortunately, this is also a time that veterinarians tell us dog moms not to take our young puppies out in public because they haven’t finished their first round of vaccinations. So, until your dog is protected, you have to get creative! Here are some tips for new dog mommies looking for ways to socialize their puppy:

1) Let Your Dog Explore Your Home and Backyard
When you first bring your fur baby home, let him explore. And don’t rush this process. Let his paws walk on and feel the difference between carpet, tile, and hardwood floors. If you have a backyard that unfamiliar dogs don’t romp around in then let your unvaccinated pup experience the grass, dirt, and pavement. Let him sniff around. Watch him closely as he explores all of the new smells, sights, and sounds. You may be thinking to yourself, “How the heck does this help socialize my dog with people and other dogs?” But look at this as Step 1. Letting your puppy acclimate to different environments will help teach your puppy to easily adapt to new situations.

2) Gain Your Dog’s Trust
When you first bring a new puppy home, make sure to spend a lot of time with him. Play, nap, and do other things that will help you both bond. This will start teaching your pooch to trust!

3) Get Family and Friends Involved
If your puppy can’t go to the party then bring the party to your puppy. While you don’t want to overwhelm your little one, you still want to expose him to people of different ages, races, and genders while he’s still in that socialization period. Have one or two family members over for the afternoon to play with your new canine kid. When your dog is friendly and engages with new people, make sure to offer lots of praise and reward with a treat. Make it a real positive experience!

4) Schedule Doggy Play Dates
Along with getting your new puppy used to human adults, teens, and children, ask a friend to bring their dog over for a little playmate. Make sure you trust the other dog and he’s similar in size. While it’s common sense, I still want to note that if you just brought home a Chihuahua puppy, don’t invite a Great Dane to the at-home puppy party.

5) Go For Walks Around Your Community
When your vet says it’s safe to take your puppy out in public, start by walking him around your community or apartment complex. Get him familiar with the faces and environment that he will be exposed to on a regular basis. Stop to greet friendly neighbors and don’t forget to bring the treats along to reward your good puppy.

6) Go For Car Rides (And Take Him In Dog-Friendly Shops)
Again, the point is to get your dog used to seeing different people, animals, and scenarios, and feel comfortable while doing it. Expose your dog to people who are wearing hats and sunglasses. Let him see tall people and short people; heavy people and skinny people. So if you’re taking a quick trip to the store, either bring a friend or family member along so your dog can sit in the parking lot and people watch or take him inside dog-friendy shops.

7) Puppy Training Classes
Training classes are two-fold they’re great for socialization and you get to work on basic training. If you haven’t read my 4 Essential Commands To Teach Your Puppy article, I share the biggest mistake I made with my Chihuahua not teaching him the basic commands early enough. So find a well-rated training class and sign up!Source

Monday, 17 July 2017

Top 5 Best Intelligence Dogs Breed

The Intelligence of Dogs, neuropsychologist Stanley Coren, PhD, focuses on trainability as a marker of intelligence.The University of British Columbia psychology professor relied on the assessments of 110 breeds by more than 200 professional dog obedience judges who scored breeds based on working/obedience tests.The top dogs absorbed commands in less than five repetitions and obeyed them 95% of the time or better. Here's the list along with a breed description by the American Kennel Club.

Top 5 Best Intelligence Dogs Breed

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Border Collie:

Top 5 Best Intelligence Dogs Breed

Top 5 Best Intelligence Dogs Breed

Top 5 Best Intelligence Dogs Breed

 A workaholic, this breed is the world's premier sheep herder, prized for its intelligence, extraordinary instinct, and working ability.

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Top 5 Best Intelligence Dogs Breed

The Intelligence of Dogs, neuropsychologist Stanley Coren, PhD, focuses on trainability as a marker of intelligence.The University of British Columbia psychology professor relied on the assessments of 110 breeds by more than 200 professional dog obedience judges who scored breeds based on working/obedience tests.The top dogs absorbed commands in less than five repetitions and obeyed them 95% of the time or better. Here's the list along with a breed description by the American Kennel Club.

Top 5 Best Intelligence Dogs Breed

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Poodle: 

Top 5 Best Intelligence Dogs Breed

Top 5 Best Intelligence Dogs Breed

Top 5 Best Intelligence Dogs Breed


Exceptionally smart and active. Bred to retrieve things from the water. The miniature variety may have been used for truffle hunting.

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Top 5 Best Intelligence Dogs Breed

The Intelligence of Dogs, neuropsychologist Stanley Coren, PhD, focuses on trainability as a marker of intelligence.The University of British Columbia psychology professor relied on the assessments of 110 breeds by more than 200 professional dog obedience judges who scored breeds based on working/obedience tests.The top dogs absorbed commands in less than five repetitions and obeyed them 95% of the time or better. Here's the list along with a breed description by the American Kennel Club.

 Top 5 Best Intelligence Dogs Breed

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German Shepherd: 

 Top 5 Best Intelligence Dogs Breed


 Top 5 Best Intelligence Dogs Breed


 Top 5 Best Intelligence Dogs Breed

The world's leading police, guard, and military dog  and a loving family companion and herder.

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Top 5 Best Intelligence Dogs Breed

The Intelligence of Dogs, neuropsychologist Stanley Coren, PhD, focuses on trainability as a marker of intelligence.The University of British Columbia psychology professor relied on the assessments of 110 breeds by more than 200 professional dog obedience judges who scored breeds based on working/obedience tests.The top dogs absorbed commands in less than five repetitions and obeyed them 95% of the time or better. Here's the list along with a breed description by the American Kennel Club.

Top 5 Best Intelligence Dogs Breed

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Golden Retriever: 

Top 5 Best Intelligence Dogs Breed

Top 5 Best Intelligence Dogs Breed


Intelligent and eager to please. Bred as a hunting companion; ideal as a guide and as assistance with search-and-rescue operations.

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Top 5 Best Intelligence Dogs Breed

The Intelligence of Dogs, neuropsychologist Stanley Coren, PhD, focuses on trainability as a marker of intelligence.The University of British Columbia psychology professor relied on the assessments of 110 breeds by more than 200 professional dog obedience judges who scored breeds based on working/obedience tests.The top dogs absorbed commands in less than five repetitions and obeyed them 95% of the time or better. Here's the list along with a breed description by the American Kennel Club.

Top 5 Best Intelligence Dogs Breed
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Doberman Pinscher: 

Top 5 Best Intelligence Dogs Breed

Top 5 Best Intelligence Dogs Breed

Known for its stamina and speed. Bred to be a guardian and in demand as a police and war dog.

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Sunday, 9 July 2017

5 Cutest Smiling Puppy Faces you have ever Seen

A grinning puppy confront is a standout amongst the most charming things one can see. We realize that puppies make you grin too with their delightful confronts so we have gathered 5 of the astonishing grinning puppy faces.


5 Cutest Smiling Puppy Faces you have ever Seen

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5 Cutest Smiling Puppy Faces you have ever Seen

5 Cutest Smiling Puppy Faces you have ever Seen

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5 Cutest Smiling Puppy Faces you have ever Seen

A grinning puppy confront is a standout among-st the most charming things one can see. We realize that puppies make you grin too with their delightful confronts so we have gathered 5 of the astonishing grinning puppy faces.

5 Cutest Smiling Puppy Faces you have ever Seen

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5 Cutest Smiling Puppy Faces you have ever Seen

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5 Cutest Smiling Puppy Faces you have ever Seen

A grinning puppy confront is a standout among-st the most charming things one can see. We realize that puppies make you grin too with their delightful confronts so we have gathered 5 of the astonishing grinning puppy faces.

5 Cutest Smiling Puppy Faces you have ever Seen

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5 Cutest Smiling Puppy Faces you have ever Seen

5 Cutest Smiling Puppy Faces you have ever Seen

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5 Cutest Smiling Puppy Faces you have ever Seen

A grinning puppy confront is a standout among-st the most charming things one can see. We realize that puppies make you grin too with their delightful confronts so we have gathered 5 of the astonishing grinning puppy faces.

5 Cutest Smiling Puppy Faces you have ever Seen

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5 Cutest Smiling Puppy Faces you have ever Seen

5 Cutest Smiling Puppy Faces you have ever Seen

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5 Cutest Smiling Puppy Faces you have ever Seen

A grinning puppy confront is a standout among-st the most charming things one can see. We realize that puppies make you grin too with their delightful confronts so we have gathered 5 of the astonishing grinning puppy faces.

5 Cutest Smiling Puppy Faces you have ever Seen


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5 Cutest Smiling Puppy Faces you have ever Seen

5 Cutest Smiling Puppy Faces you have ever Seen

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Thursday, 18 May 2017

Top 5 Most Loyal Dog Breeds of All times

Top 5 Most Loyal Dog Breeds of All times

Dogs and the word loyalty has a close relation.Dogs have been a human companion from centuries and the main reason behind this is their loyalty to their masters and also their ability to be useful in numerous ways.Here we have prepared a list of Top 5 most loyal dog breeds of all times.

Top 5 Most Loyal Dog Breeds of All times

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Bulldogs

Top 5 Most Loyal Dog Breeds of All times

All of us know about the sweet personalities of Bulldogs and how loving these dogs are.It would also not be wrong If you say that Bulldogs are not only sweet and affectionate but they are also extremely loyal.English Bulldogs are ranked as 1st most loyal among all dog breeds.

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