Pet Tips and Tricks

No matter what kind of pet you have, if you will use a crate for containment at home and in your vehicle, introducing the pet to staying in the crate is critical. If you do it right, your pet will have a good impression of his crate as a safe place to stay. If you do it wrong, your pet may always be suspicious of the crate, making it much more difficult for you to use and for the pet to accept. Ideally, your pet will be introduced to his first crate when he is still with his mother and littermates. [...]
Thu, Nov 27, 2014
Happy Tales Pet Tips n 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