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border collies

The Border Collie Dog, The Most Intelligent Dog

The Border Collie was developed to gather and control sheep in the borders between Scotland and England. They are known for their intense stare. They are a dog with energy, stamina, and working drive, all which make a premier herding dog. Today they herd sheep on farms and ranches around the world. If you have ever seen a Border Collie herd sheep, you are watching a master craftsman, with his intense stare as he approaches the sheep, his almost intuitive [...]

heatstroke

Keeping Your Dog Cool in Extreme Temperatures.

Keeping Your Dog Cool in Hot Weather. Dogs may suffer fatal heatstroke within minutes. Unlike us humans, dogs can’t sweat through their skin, they rely on panting and releasing heat through their paw pads and nose to regulate their body temperature and keep cool. Signs of heatstroke in dogs can include collapse, excessive panting, and dribbling. Watch out for these. Dogs suffer heatstroke quickly. A car can becomes an oven very quickly even when it doesn’t feel that warm. When it is [...]

cat allergies

Cats, Can i Have a Pet Cat if I am Allergic to Them

Do you have a mild allergy to cats? What  breeds for allergy sufferers? Some breeds, like hairless Sphynx or the relatively unfurry Cornish Rex, have been suggested for allergy sufferers. Its claimed that some breeds are hypoallergenic is centred around the idea that these  shed less hair than others. Am I allergic to cat fur? Cat allergen is found in the skin cells, saliva, and urine and not in the hair itself. It’s when the animal licks themselves when it is transferred to [...]

cat health

Giving Your Cat Olive Oil Has Many Health Benefits

1. It can be a very powerful antioxidant Olive oil contains vitamin E, chlorophyll, and polyphenols. These components help boost the immune system. 2. The fats contained in olive oil are monounsaturated Olive oil allows fat to burn more efficiently and can help increase your cat’s metabolism. These fats are really good for growth and ageing. 3. Help with weight loss. Olive oil raises the metabolism and  it only has monounsaturated fat, the oil can help break down fats that are stored in single [...]

cat diets

Cats, What Human Foods Are Safe For Your Cat To Eat

What human foods are safe for cats? Cats are usually more fussier than dogs in their eating habits, but they can get it wrong and eat something which isn’t good for them. It’s important for cat owners to understand which human-foods their pets can and can’t eat. Can cats eat cheese? No – many cats are lactose intolerant, they can’t digest the lactose in cheese, milk and other dairy products, and  it can cause vomiting and diarrhoea. Can cats eat chocolate? No [...]

Cats, and the Smells That They Dislike Most

Do you know which smells your cat hates. Dogs are the champions of sniffing scents but your cat’s sense of smell is pretty keen as well. It is a good idea to get to know some of the most common smells that cats do not like. Firstly, avoid using scents that are going to freak your cat and secondly, it will give you which options for natural repellents. A few are listed below: Citrus  Citrus fruits such as grapefruit, lemon and orange [...]

Can You Train Your Cat, What Can They Learn.

    When we think of training pets we automatically think of dogs. Dogs can be trained for a variety of reasons as working dogs,  police work and to detect illnesses. But, Purina.com suggests that cats can also be trained. What commands  Cats can learn many – to sit, roll over, shake a paw, but they like to do things in their own time.  Cats are individuals and each one will react differently when training begins. Some will ignore you or look at [...]

Cats. How to Get On with Your Pet. 10 Great Basic Tips

 Cats are stunning creatures and owning one is very rewarding . How well do you get along? 10 tips which we hope you’ll find valuable, whether you’re new to cats or not. 1. Play with your cat daily Cats have a reputation for being aloof and independent, but this isn’t quite true. Cats love attention,  through play. Take time to make the bond with your cat by playing every day at some game. 2. Have a routine They are creatures of [...]

How to Exercise Your Dog Indoors When You Cannot Go Out.

Run Your Dog Up and Down any Stairs Using the stairs is a great way to tire them out. The steps are another challenge to a dog’s exercise. They use different muscles than those used on a normal walk or run and add an extra level of difficulty. Stand at the top of the stairs and throw a favourite toy down. When your dog grabs the toy, call him and have him bring the toy up. After several trips he [...]