Shedding is a natural occurrence in your pet, your aim should be to manage it as even the heaviest shedders can be kept under control by a regular schedule of combing and brushing. In many cases, a few minutes a week is all takes although this will vary from breed to breed. Some breeds lose so much hair when they shed that their owners have even been known to make wool out of it and knit jumpers!
The socialising window is when pups are between the age of 3-20 weeks. This is the most effective time to help puppies learn how to relate appropriately to people and other animals. There is nothing too difficult about socialising a puppy. You simply need to expose your puppy to new experiences and people in a safe supported way.
Cats purr around 26 cycles per second and studies have shown that purring aids cats in healing from injuries.
A cats sense of smell is not as refined as that of dogs but that have an additional organ called the Jacobson's organ, located in the upper surface of the mouth. This organ assists with their sense of smell. One of the reason that cats may be become fussy eaters is because the Jacobsons’ organ can become sensitised to particular food sensations.
Cats are very athletic and can jump up to seven times their height.
The heart of a cat beats at about 110 to 140 beats per minute. That’s twice as fast as the human heart.
Cats are capable of about 100 different vocalizations, compared to about 10 for dogs.
The flea tapeworm can grow up to 50cm in length but it is rare to see one of this size. Classic signs that your cat may have a heavy worm load is small segments about the size of a grain of rice around the cats bottom or in the cat faeces in the litter tray.
There are many types of anxiety that can be experienced by dogs, separation, noise and stimuli are a few of the more common. If left untreated, anxiety can often become worse and lead to behavioural problems in your dog. There are drug free alternatives that you can try such as the Thundershirt .
Recognising the early signs of bloat and seeking veterinary intervention is critical. Symptoms include, trying to vomit, belching and the obvious sign which is an enlarged belly. Your dog may also have trouble getting comfortable and may move around a lot.
Many pets suffer with travel sickness. This can make travelling unpleasant for them and everyone else! This blog features some great advise on treating travel sickness naturally, behavioural training and preventative tips to help make travelling enjoyable for everyone!