• August 11, 2017 /  Pets and Animal, Uncategorized

    Among all the different breeds of goats, pygmy goats make the best pets. However, you need to do a lot of background reading before you get one as a pet. Make sure that you have all the equipment and the facilities that you will need before you even buy your first pygmy goat.

    Although they make good companions, having pygmy goats as pets is not for everyone. Taking care of them is definitely different from having a dog or a cat. They have different needs and very different personalities and you should familiarize yourself with them before you even take that first leap.

    Since they are considered as livestock, you cannot expect your backyard to be enough for them. You need big grounds for them to feed and to live on. You also need to check your town’s regulations about his matters, because different places hold varying rules about this situation. When raising Pygmy goats, you should known that these animals are also fans of foliage, specifically fescue, and forbs, specifically dandelion and wild lettuce. They love blackberries and rabbit brushes as well.

    A well-ventilated barn is a necessity when you learn how to raise pygmy goats as pets. You need to build one sleeping bench for every pygmy goat. You also need to ensure that the barn has a well-built roof that will protect your goats from the heat of the sun and from the rain. Build a fence around the grazing ground to keep the goats from wandering away and to keep the predators out.

    Keeping goats as pets will only require hay for feeding. You can occasionally give them grains or fruit pulps as rewards. Keep them away from azaleas and rhodendons because they will poison the goats. Of course, they need fresh water all the time so make sure that the barn has a fresh supply of running water.

    Goats are actually quite friendly animals. They are quite smart, too. Even if you cannot train them to do the usual fetching tricks, you may train them to go to different places on command. However, every goat has its own distinct personality so make sure that you accommodate every single one of them.

    You should also know that you cannot have just one pygmy type of goat. They are social creatures and they need to be around other goats to survive. So before you raise pygmy goats as pets, make sure that you have enough space and resources to take care of them.

  • August 9, 2017 /  Dogs and Cats, Uncategorized

    Guarding your cats from Fleas and Ticks is as important part of responsible pet care. Fleas and Ticks are very common parasites that attack cats and cause a lot of discomfort to cat as well as to you.

    What are Fleas?

    Fleas are wingless insects with mouthparts adapted for piercing skin and suck blood. They are external parasites that live on the blood of mammals. Cat flea also known as Ctenocephalidesfelis is commonly found on cats. Even if signs of infestation of fleas on your cat are minimal it is advisable to control them because, Fleas cause a lot of discomfort and also cause weakness, anemia and even death. Some cats develop some allergies to flea bites; they start scratching excessively and get prone to skin infections.

    What are Ticks?

    Ticks are small parasites living on the blood of the mammals. Ticks on cats can cause various disorders such as loss of appetite, Vomiting or dry retching, excessive salivation, difficulty swallowing, difficulty in breathing and coughing, in worse cases the cat may produce limb weakness, starting to hind legs, appearing wobbly and uncoordinated, labored breathing or even coma. Thus it is of outmost importance that infestation of parasites like fleas and ticks should be controlled to provide your pet with optimal health.

    Recommended treatments to Control Flea and Tick on Cats:

    Frontline Plus: Frontline Plus for cats is a monthly topical preventive for cats. It kills 10 percent of adult fleas on the cat within 18 hours and 100 percent of all ticks within 48 hours. It provides convenient and effective flea and tick control for cats, puppies and kittens. Frontline plus for cats contains Fipronil which is a slow poison that attacks the central nervous system of fleas and ticks. Frontline Spoton: Frontline Spot on for cats eliminatesfleas and has insecticidal ability against new infestations with adult fleas that persists for 4 weeks.Prevents multiplication of fleas by inhibiting the development of eggs, larvae and pupae, thatoriginates from eggs laid by the adult fleas’after 6 weeks applying Frontline Spot on. It destroys all types of ticks. The product has a persistent eradicating efficacy for up to 2 weeks against ticks.It also eliminates biting lice.

    Frontline Spray: Frontline Spray for cats is an easy to use treatment to control fleas and ticks on Cats. It can be used on kittensand cats after 4 weeks of age. To control brown ticks on cats apply frontline spray every month. For controlling paralysis ticks use this spray every three weeks. To get rid of fleas use Frontline Spray on cats every 8 weeks. The effects of all the recommended products from Frontline are water proof and are effective for a long time.

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  • August 8, 2017 /  Pets and Animal, Uncategorized

    A children’s item known as Pillow Pets have been one of the top selling kids products for the year 2009 and thus far in the year 2010. As a matter of fact so many moms and dads purchased them as Christmas presents for their kids this past year, they were bought out in many stores and online as well.

    So what causes these kid’s toys so unique At first glance, it looks pretty much like any regular cute stuffed animal to parents. However, the unique thing about Pillow Pets is they are able to pop open into full sized pillows that children can use to rest or snooze on. This is why the product is known as a Pillow Pet.

    This is done with Velcro straps. If you undo the Velcro strap, the Pillow Pet will instantly pop open and turn into a pillow. To turn it back into a plush stuffed animal again, you simply reattach the Velcro belt.

    With this dual purpose and a commercial with an attractive song, lots of children have asked their moms and dads for one. I’ve heard of many parents becoming irritated because their kids were singing the Pillow Pets tune that goes, “It’s a pillow. It’s a pet. It’s a Pillow Pet.” all of the time.

    A mother of two children in San Diego, California was the original inventor of the Pillow Pets. The main reason was that she was tired of her young children leaving their stuffed animals all over their bedrooms and the home. So she decided she was making a stuffed toy that was also a meaningful item. She later came up with the concept that it will be a pillow.

    Consequently, she ended up setting up a millionaire dollar business and Pillow Pets are being sold in stores nationally. The original product line only contained six different animals but it has now grown to over thirty various Pillow Pets. In addition, complementary products such as backpacks, blankets, slippers and books were created due to the success.

    Pillow Pets can be purchased in 2 different dimensions. The large sized types are eighteen inches long while the small ones are eleven inches. The big Pillow Pets usually sell for about $20 however the rare ones that tend to be out of stock have gone for much more on auction sites like eBay.

  • August 8, 2017 /  Dogs and Cats, Uncategorized

    When people think of a cat, most think of a tabby cat. Indeed, the tabby cat is the best known type of cat. The reason behind this is that tabby cats are the most common of all domestic cats. Actually, the tabby pattern is believed to be the original pattern of the wild African cats, the ancestors to the domestic cat.

    Interestingly, tabby is not a cat breed. And it is not a color either. In fact, the tabby pattern occurs in different cat breeds and it comes in a variety of colors. Tabby refers to a distinct coat pattern.

    Tabby patterns

    The tabby pattern may include swirls, stripes, whorls, and spots. There are four recognized tabby patterns: the mackerel, the ticked, the classic, and the spotted.

    Mackerel tabbies are the most common. Many in fact believe that this is the original pattern dating back to the wild African cats. Many cat enthusiasts argue that this pattern is the true classic tabby pattern. The mackerel pattern will display vertical stripes at the sides of the body and rings around the legs and tail.

    Classic (also known as blotched) tabbies are one of the most common. This pattern will display swirls and clearly defined stripes all over the body. Usually, a thick band or stripe will run all the way from the neck to the tail.

    The spotted tabby pattern is surrounded with controversy. Many experts believe that it is in fact a different version of the mackerel pattern – not a totally unique pattern. The spotted tabby has stripes that are broken into oval spots aligned in a single file.

    Ticked tabbies are very interesting. At first glance they don’t seem to be tabby cats at all. These tabbies don’t come with the usual whorls, swirls and stripes. They would appear to be of a solid color. Upon a closer look, however, you will see that the fur of ticked tabbies has stripes and swirls.

    Tabbies also come in different color variations: you will find red tabbies, silver tabbies, and brown tabbies – to name a few. The tabby pattern also occurs in different cat breeds, including the Bengal, the Bombay and the Egyptian Mau.

    Claudia Escobar is the proud owner of two tabbies. For more information on and gift ideas for cat lovers visit her site at . If you want to publish this article feel free to do so, provided that you publish it in its entirety and include this resource box.

  • August 7, 2017 /  Pets and Animal, Uncategorized

    Teenagers can do a lot to help stop animal cruelty. More and more teens are becoming morally conscious at such a young age that they are making a difference in our society already. According to Gandhi, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” If a moral teen wants to sincerely help to make this globe a better place, then a good way to start is to help the animals on this planet.

    The Humane Society of the Untied States is an organization that can give teenagers advice on helping to stop animal cruelty. Here one can learn how to take care of dogs and cats properly if they have them, how to get involved in the community for the promotion of animal cruelty prevention, and they can learn how to stop animal abuse if they witness it first hand. Teenagers really do want to do the right thing and usually only need the guidance of caring adults to lead them in the right direction.

    Another great thing that teenagers can do to help in the prevention of cruelty to animals is to start a club at their school to help fight animal abuse. By just approaching the school administration about forming this type of club, they could start a very positive trend in their district.

    By working together in a club for such a worthwhile cause, these young group members would be helping not only the animals but also to increase community awareness of the problem. By organizing and executing fundraisers, the teens could give the money raised to the local animal shelters, which usually have to rely on meager donations.

    With people like Hayden Panettiere and Britney Spears doing their part to stop animal cruelty, many more teens may become more motivated to help in the fight against animal abuse. So much information is available for teenagers, with regard to learning how to stop animal abuse and in helping to get their community more involved in the effort. All one has to do is let their fingers do the clicking when it comes to learning how one can get involved with this great morale effort.

    Mike Selvon has a passion for animal care, and his portal answers your common questions about how to stop animal cruelty. Visit his portal for your free gift and leave a comment at his humane society blog.