Need a Dog House? 4 Durable Options

Need a Dog House? 4 Durable Options

After months of begging, your child finally convinced you to adopt a family dog. On the way home from the animal shelter, you realize that you don’t own any pet essentials -including a dog house. If this scenario sounds familiar, you should consider 4 durable options when shopping for a home for your new dog. Fiberglass If you want to buy a new home for your pet that stands out from the neighbors’ dog houses, consider opting for a fiberglass model. Besides looking distinctive, this alternative is durable. Your dog will probably stay warm and dry in a leak and corrosion proof fiberglass house. Metal If you are adopting a puppy, you may be concerned about your pet chewing through and completely destroying a new dog house. Puppies are amazingly mischievous and can wreak havoc on their dwellings. If you can relate, a metal dog house constructed of aluminumstainless steel might be good options for you. Like fiberglass models, metal dog houses won’t rot. Wood If you want your...

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4 Types of Handy Cat Scratching Posts

4 Types of Handy Cat Scratching Posts

When your brother became allergic to cats, you agreed to keep his two felines for him. However, your furniture has taken a beating since the pets moved into your home. If this scenario sounds familiar, you need to invest in some cat scratching posts. When shopping for this must have cat accessory, consider the following 4 types of convenient options. Carpet When shopping for cat scratching posts, you will probably find many varieties of carpeted ones. Your cats will enjoy stretching out and scratching this soft surface. Like the carpet in your home, you will need to regularly vacuum a carpeted cat scratching post. While durable, carpeted cat furniture will eventually become threadbare. Wood Unlike carpet, wood cat scratching posts will not wear down over time. This type of cat furniture is the most durable on the market. It is easy to clean and won’t accumulate dirt and grime over time. Sisal Cat scratching posts constructed from sisal are very popular. Sisal is a sturdy material derived from the...

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Bought a Parrot? 3 Bird Cage Options

Bought a Parrot? 3 Bird Cage Options

After buying your first home a few months ago, you began to dread the constant quietness. In search of companionship, you decided to buy a parrot. However, you don’t have a proper cage to put it in. If this scenario sounds familiar, consider the following 3 durable bird cage options. Stainless Steel Do you desire a bird cage that can withstand the test of time? If so, you should buy a stainless steel home for your feathered friend. These sturdy cages can survive years of punishment from your bird. They are also easy to wipe clean. As a forewarning, you may pay a premium for these conveniences because stainless steel cages can be more expensive than other alternatives. Plastic If you’re concerned about cost and durability, a plastic bird cage may suit your needs. You should have no trouble locating this type of bird home in many pet stores. Because it won’t be as heavy as other options, plastic bird cages are easy to transport from one place to...

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    Posted by Pamela Williamson on Mar 21, 2016

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  • What To Expect When Your Female Animals Are Expecting: How Vets Perform Pregnancy Checks

    Posted by Pamela Williamson on Feb 16, 2016

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  • Helpful Information About A Pregnant Chihuahua

    Posted by Pamela Williamson on Jan 19, 2016

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    Posted by Pamela Williamson on Dec 17, 2015

    Online pet pharmacies claim to offer convenience and lower prices on pet medications than the local veterinarian’s office. However, there are several reasons you should skip the online pet pharmacies and stick to buying medications for your pet in person from your veterinarian. If you are considering shopping online for pet medications, consider the following information before making a purchase. Counterfeit Medications The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has investigated many online pet pharmacies, discovering that many of these pharmacies sell counterfeit products. All of these products are dangerous to pets, however, pain reliever medications and heartworm preventatives are especially dangerous to give to pets without the oversight of a licensed veterinarian. Counterfeit products are made with no quality control, and there is no way for pet owners to know what substances are actually in these products. The products may be full of harmful chemicals, and may also lack the actual medicinal properties that are essential to keep pets healthy. It is actually cheaper to buy approved medications from your local vet, so you can be sure that your pet is being treated properly and you won’t have to go back later to fix a medical issue that you thought you were preventing with regular medication for your pet. Expired & Improperly Stored Medications Online pet pharmacies do not go through the same channels a licensed veterinarian goes through to obtain the products they sell. Some online pet pharmacies buy old stock from veterinarians or products with dubious origins. This can lead to consumers purchasing pet medications that are nearing or past their expiration dates. These medications...

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