Pet Tips and Tricks

No live animals as gifts for the holidays? I agree! What can I give to my fellow pet lovers? Education Training classes at a local business you’ve checked out ahead of time Books, DVDs, magazine subscriptions—for adults and for children Visits to a local zoo or wildlife rescue with photos of the fun you have Equipment Dogs—beds, bowls, leashes, collars or harnesses, crates, toys Cats—beds, bowls, scratching posts, climbing trees, litter boxes Ferrets—cage accessories, beds, hammocks, tubes and tunnels Birds—cage accessories, perches, chew toys, interactive toys Treats—seasonal, home-made, mixes, cookie cutters, containers Food—supplements, frozen raw, canned, kibble, special mixes Care—grooming equipment, trip to the groomer, grooming products Personal Services Kids—walking well-behaved dog, drop-in visits during owner’s [...]
Fri, Nov 14, 2014
Happy Tales Pet Tips n Tricks
First and foremost, your pet should have a microchip—it’s the only ID that can’t be lost. (Tattoos were used by breeders and rescues before microchips became widely available, but they’re used very rarely now that microchips are so popular and easy to get.) Once microchipped, your pet can be identified by any veterinary clinic or animal control officer with a microchip reader. Your job is to update the information on file with your pet’s microchip registry if you move or get a new phone number. In most areas, if your pet is lost, with a microchip she can be identified . . . eventually. [...]
Thu, Nov 06, 2014
Happy Tales Pet Tips n Tricks
Find the class you want before you need it. This is especially true for puppy classes, which are time-critical: your puppy should be in class long before she is six months of age. In fact, she should start class as soon as your veterinarian okays it, usually after a well-puppy checkup and age-appropriate vaccinations. Puppy classes that are good attract crowds. You don’t want to miss out on that critical development period for your new pup just because you failed to register on time! Once you decide to start looking for a puppy—or an adult dog—start searching for the right class. In fact, [...]
Thu, Oct 30, 2014
Happy Tales Pet Tips n Tricks