Back in July, we had to say goodbye to my beautiful border terrier, Molly. She had been a huge part of my life for 18 years and losing her left a such a hole both in my heart and also in our home. It just wasn’t the same not being greeted when we walked in the door. I was missing those lovely dog walks. I would listen out for her claws tapping on our bedroom floor each night, expecting her to suddenly be there and each time that realisation dawned on me that she wasn’t there and that she wouldn’t ever be again.Continue reading “Why A New Puppy Was The Right Choice For Our Family”
If you’re somebody who loves animals and are eager to have more of them in your home, there’s a good chance that you may well be turning your mind towards bigger animals. After all, there’s only so many cats, dogs, hamsters and guinea pigs you can own! Variety is the spice of life and as animals can bring so much joy, are good for your wellbeing and can keep you active it is a part of your lifestyle that can easily be expanded if you have the space and the disposable income to cover the needs of a larger pet. Continue reading “Bringing Bigger Animals Into The Home”
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For many people, they are either one of two things, dog lovers or cat lovers. Sometimes you get both but for the most part, your character and personality will determine the kind of pet you get. Those that love cats love how nimble they are, small and furry they are and don’t take up a lot of room. Dogs can seem a little frightening to some people especially since many medium-sized dogs are still over 100 lbs and this makes them unsuitable for some. Cats, on the other hand, are small and they are easy-going. Dogs prefer to be more active and get walking or running every single day at least twice. While cats are laid back and they prefer to do their prowling at night and solo. That’s something that cat owners will pick up on, their cat is still prowling despite being domesticated. You can’t stop their inner hunter from coming out. So could you possibly strengthen your bond with your pet cat if you encouraged that side of their personality? Continue reading “Pet Cats Need Their Inner Hunter Massaged”
Did you know that most households have a pet living in them? Even though owning your very own dog, cat or hamster can be a lot of work and responsibility for the entire family, it is very much worth it. They are a great addition to any family, as they make the perfect play companions for children. Plus, you will find that you get a lot out of their loyalty and companionship as well. And they can even help to teach children some necessary life lessons. For instance, some parents buy their young children small pets, such as hamsters or guinea pigs, so that they can experience death once the animal passes. Even though that might not be the happiest thought, it can help set children up for some of the sad experiences that they will meet later in their adult life. Continue reading “Animals Are Purrrfect For Our Wellbeing”
When you have a dog, it’s nice to try and make sure that their coat super shiny. After all, a shiny coat is the sign of a healthy dog and it is very easy for you to try and get that glossy coat that you see in advertisements. All you have to do is make a few simple changes while also monitoring the type of food that your dog is eating. Continue reading “Here’s How You Make Your Dog’s Coat Super Healthy and Shiny”
When you’re thinking about getting a puppy, it’s always going to be important for you to adjust to the lifestyle change as much as possible. You have to make sure that you’re more accommodating, and that you’re okay with the changes that you will have to make. But don’t worry because it’s not all scary. It is more about the case of actually adapting the way that you live now to ensure you will be putting your new puppy’s interests first. So if you want to work out just how you’re going to do that, let’s walk through five approaches that are going to help you nail puppy motherhood.
- Make Them Part Of Your Life
The very first thing you need to do is to make sure that you’re bringing them into your life. Don’t just see your dog as a dog. They need to be apart of the family too. Essentially, you’re going to want to treat them like your child- hence the puppy motherhood status! This is definitely something that will come easily to most people and once you find your rhythm, everything will slot into place.
- Show Them Love
Next, you need to make sure that you’re being affectionate with them. Puppies love to be fussed. So it’s going to be incredibly important that you show them the love that they need. Yes, dogs love to play, but they also love to be stroked and cuddled too. So think about working in some time each day to snuggle up with them and really show them that you care. Again, when you’ve been dreaming about becoming a pup mom for a long time, this is probably something that you’ll look forward to anyway.
- Pamper Them Pretty
Next up, you’re going to want to make sure that you’re looking after their hygiene. This is something that they can’t overly do for themselves. Make sure that you’re focusing on coat care with something such as Aniforte, as well as taking care of their teeth too. These are both areas of their hygiene that will require the most work. Regularly grooming and vet appointments can help you to stay on top of this.
- Take Them On Holiday
Next, you need to make sure that you’re taking your dog on holiday too. You can’t always just head out and leave them whenever you feel like it. Instead, you need to be able to bring them into your everyday life, vacations included.
- Focus On Their Health
Finally, you then need to think about their health levels too. There are lots of things that you can do to keep your dog or puppy healthy, but essentially you need to make sure that you’re feeding them well and giving them lots of regular exercise. Your vet can personally recommend anything else that you may need to do.
We hope that has helped you to take your steps into puppy motherhood and wish you the best of luck with your new little friend.
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