What Happens to My Pets When I Die?

Posted on August 15, 2016 By

What happens to your pets is up to you. Most people write a will so they can be assured all their wishes will be followed after they have passed away.

Many people also create documents to guide others in their care when they have reached their point of no return. This may be called end-of-life care, hospice care, or advance care planning, but it’s all about the final days and how you wish or need to spend them.

These documents may include “powers of attorney” and “advance directives,” to be followed when an individual is no longer able to articulate their needs and wishes. These documents may provide comfort, knowing that people around them, usually family, will know what to do and how to honor their wishes.

Often, those wishes involve a family or personal pet, such as a dog or a cat, although other species may be part of their animal family, too. People also may be very bonded with birds, horses, rabbits, or other animals, and they need to know they will be cared for.

Unfortunately, and too often, these arrangements are not considered and are left for remaining family members to figure out. Sadly, that often leads to an unhappy ending

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Choosing the Perfect Dog, Cat or Pet Bed

Posted on August 14, 2016 By

All of us pet owners know that our cats and dogs have very distinct personalities! Some are outgoing, some are a little more introverted and some just like being close to their owners. When choosing the perfect bed for your cat, dog or other pet, there are lots of factors to consider. Their personality traits are one factor but also consider their habits and their likes and dislikes as well. Also keep in mind where their bed may be placed. If it’s a drafty or very warm area, your choice of bed may be affected and you may want to select a warmer type or cooler bed style.

Our calico cat, Peaches, is a little feisty. We have other words for her at times but I’ll leave that up to your imagination! She likes to bully ‘Princess’ Elsie who doesn’t have a mean bone in her body. She’s super shy and needs a lot of security. A shy or somewhat insecure pet would likely do well with a bolstered bed to offer some security – or a completely enclosed pet bed or house that they can crawl into and get all cozy, away from the world. Of course some cats

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Why New Guidelines Change The Way We Handle Our Pets’ Pain

Posted on August 13, 2016 By

Pain is easily expressed by humans. We can give the specifics of pain, such as where it hurts and what has caused the pain. We can let others know if the pain is insignificant and temporary or occurring long term at a greater level.

On the other hand, our pets can’t verbally tell us this information. It would make it much easier if we spoke “dog” or they spoke “human” but, alas, that’s not the case. For that reason, we have to be investigators and watchful.

Pain can be broken into two types: acute and chronic. Dr. Jessica Vogelsang explains, “Acute pain – that sharp, blast in the face sudden hurt – comes quickly and, usually, hopefully, also departs quickly. Chronic pain is any pain that persists past the normal expected point of inflammation and healing. While that is a somewhat simplistic explanation, it’s important to understand that pain is a very complicated phenomenon that involves many different pathways: the initial pain picked up in the periphery by a noxious stimuli, the part of the brain that recognizes the stimulus as pain, and the various places along the way where it can get tripped up, triggered, or amplified.”

With new studies and

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Hamster or Gerbil – Pros and Cons of Each

Posted on August 12, 2016 By

Having a hamster or gerbil as a pet can be a fun experience but, before you make a decision, you should learn more about the pros and cons of owning each animal.

Are These Animals Friendly?

Even though gerbils and hamsters are popular pet choices, the latter is not too fond of captivity. However, gerbils will make great pets as long as you buy more than one. Of course you have the option to purchase a single gerbil but since they are social animals you should purchase two so they can bond with each other.

If you do choose to purchase multiple hamsters and gerbils, it is a good idea to purchase two males. Female gerbils and female hamsters are aggressive with each other, but gerbil and hamster males get along well with one another. If you choose to buy a male and female gerbil or hamster, they should not be housed together, especially at a young age. You may also be interested to know that hamsters breed quickly.

Gerbils are ideal pets for children who have little or no experience caring for a small animal. This is due to the fact that gerbils are active throughout the day and rarely bite.

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Cat Tents – A Great Gift Idea

Posted on August 11, 2016 By

Are you wondering what gift to offer a friend or relative who has a cat as their pet? Gift him a pet tent, it will make an ideal gift. These tents are versatile, lightweight and can be stored conveniently.

The prices of pet tents can vary a lot. You may procure a top quality expensive tent, or an inexpensive variety that is fine for indoor use or even in your backyard. You can certainly locate one that fits in your budget, while simultaneously fulfilling your requirements, as well as those of your friend.

Here are the benefits of cat tents:

  • Cats prefer sleeping in unseen spots. A pet tent works as a safe, quiet and private area for the pet to relax or go to sleep.
  • Condensed tents are excellent for trips. Certain tents are designed for use within the car, though you can also get pet tents intended for outdoor use. Generally, these may be used for cats as well as dogs.
  • You can get flexible, handy tents. You’ll find them helpful when traveling with your pet. These are easy to shift, clean and store.
  • If you are short of funds and unable to procure a cat house or can’t provide adequate space in

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Why You Should Buy a Pet Tent

Posted on July 5, 2016 By

In case you love your pet indeed, treating it as a part of your family, you would certainly get anxious about its welfare when you are away from home for a long pleasure or business trip. You won’t feel satisfied if your pet sleeps or rests anywhere. Pets are animals, and thus you can’t tell you if they are uncomfortable. Though they may keep themselves confined to any allotted space, they would love to sleep in a cozier locale which makes them feel protected. Given a choice, dogs choose to sleep in dog houses, next to their master, on a blanket or a couch. Though your pet is never able to tell you what it prefers, usually you can understand that. If you go out camping, you should arrange a tent for your pet. Here is why you should buy one:

  1. Wide variety

You can get pet tents in a large range designs and prices. These come in a vast number of colors, features and sizes, especially designed for dogs, cats, birds, ferrets and hamsters. They are designed to make your pet’s stay comfortable when away from the home to which they are used. Every animal likes to remain in its

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Pet Tents – More Comfort for Your Companion

Posted on July 4, 2016 By

Those who love their pet consider them as a member of the family. It’s not unusual for many pet lovers to carry the pet along when they go out camping or undertake travels. Pet owners should offer good treatment to these animals by enabling them to sleep comfortably when they camp outdoors. You just can’t allow your pet to remain outside the tent when you are comfortably sleeping inside it. For example, dogs prefer sleeping next to their master. Since pets are unable to complain when being uncomfortable, it is obligatory on your part to ensure their comfort and safety. If a pet is not comfortable at the place allotted to it, it would search for some alternate site which it finds more comfortable and cozier. Humans should be sensitive to the requirements of their pets.

Comfortable living

If you like to provide a comfortable living to your pet, procure a pet tent. A pet tent makes an ideal gift for your pet as it offers them protection, while the pet comfortably rests inside. Pet tents for cats as well as dogs are designed to offer them protection against all kinds of weather. Water resistant materials plus a detachable liner used

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