What if I lose my pet? However much we keep an eye on our pets, there may come a time when they go missing. Sometimes they slip through fencing, bolt through the door when someone opens it or even if they suddenly decide that they want that squirrel that has been teasing them from on top of the fence. We all know that as pet owners, sometimes things happen that we have no control over. Here are some helpful tips for when Fido or Fluffy goes missing.
Introducing Your Pet and New Baby Congratulations—you're expecting a baby! If your family already includes a pet, you'll need to help that first "baby" adjust to the new one you'll soon bring home.
How can I tell if my pet is in pain. A pet in pain is clearly a situation that is going to distress most pet owners. However, we generally find that there are a lot of misconceptions about pain in our pets. The most misleading of these is that if your pet is in pain it will somehow be obvious, because your pet will be crying out, whining or making some sort of noise.
5 Tips for Teaching Children to be Kind to Animals. Teaching children to be kind to animals and emphasising the importance of extending compassion and consideration to other living beings, is an important and valuable life lesson. Here are five helpful tips for teaching kindness to animals on World Kindness Day and each day thereafter:
If My Child Has Asthma, Can We Keep Our Pet? Only about 10% of people have pet allergies, but at least 30% of people with asthma are allergic to animals. So if your child has asthma, consider whether your pet could be producing allergens that are triggering asthma symptoms.
How to house train your dog or puppy. Housetraining your dog or puppy requires far more than a few stacks of old newspapers—it calls for vigilance, patience, plenty of commitment and above all, consistency.
By following the guidelines outlined, you can minimize house-soiling incidents. Virtually every dog, especially puppies, will have an accident in the house, and more likely, several. Expect this—it's part of living with a puppy.
The more consistent you are in following the basic housetraining procedures, the faster your puppy will learn acceptable behavior. It may take several weeks to housetrain your puppy, and with some of the smaller breeds, it might take longer.