Owning a pet can be hard work...
Here you can find helpful tips and tricks for your pet! Any information I come across that I feel could be useful, I will share it right here and update it monthly! Also if you have anything you'd like to share with our community, send us an email and we will put it right up!
Choosing the perfect pet
At Home training
When deciding on the right pet for you, one has to be cautious about a list of factors. Space, family, children, other animals near by, cost, all of these things should be on your brainstorming list before you even pick which animal is right for you. Then after you pick an animal you have to consider breed temperments and personalities! All of this can be overwhelming, but it is very importnat to do so that the relationship between you and your new pet can be genuine and progressive. and healthy relationships with your pets can promote longer and happier lives for you and your pet!
Whether we are talking about potty training, crate training, or leash training. Training has to start as early as possible! Much like human children, young animals learn from consistency and repitition. Growing up I always thought cats just knew how to find a litter box... but thats not always the case. A puppy will mark every tree outside of thier home and still hold enough to go your new carpet. its just animal nature. Ive found that positive training for puppies works faster than scolding them. Try feeding your dog around the same time every day, then letting them outside or walking them a half hour-hour later. if you have a successful bathroom break, reward them with thier favorite treat.. or a big bone!
Do's and Don'ts
Healthy Recipes for Pets
While shedding had a lot to do with the breed of your pet, you can guarentee an increse durring season changes. Winter to summer they will be losing a ton of hair to prepare to stay cool in the heat. Summer to winter that hair will be growing back, fast, and can fall out easier when getting belly rubs or head scratches. There are tools like furminator blades and de-shedding combs that you can use instead of brushing to help get some of that extra fur out of thier coat.
As most know, there are foods out there that are not safe for your pet to eat! like chocolate or grapes. But the lists of yes foods and no foods goes way beyond that. Click the link to make sure you are keeping your pet safe frm foods that can harm them!
Ever been lounging with your pet and they pass gas that makes you want to run for the bathroom? Its probably the food you give them. While I dont have a brand that I promote over another, the main thing is making sure that the food you are feeding your pet is made with REAL ingredients! Real poulty or fish and veggies! Also, switching brands or blends can cause indegestion in your furry friend. Always consult with your vet when placing your pet on any specific diets and about table food consumption.
Much like a human diet, protien is very good for your pet! it promotes muscle growth and gives energy. If youre in the market for making your pet some healthy snacks, start off with ingredients like apple sauce or peanut butter instead of meats and cheeses. Also talk to your vet about any food allergies your pet may have.
Dog Biscuit Bakery?
Most animal supply stores sell homemade treats at thier registers, usualy made with healthy and organic ingredients. There are also specialty bakeries that only bake treats for animals. Most even specialize in cookies and birthday cakes!
Here are a few in the Metro Detroit Area.
550 Forrest ave.
Plymouth Mi, 48170
27637 john R Rd.
Madison Heights Mi, 48071
21035 Mack Ave.
Grosse Pointe Mi, 48236