Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Guide to Your Cat s Grooming

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Your cat are already spent so much time for their grooming, but it will be more rewarding if you will help them do the grooming to make them look even better. Through good grooming you are giving your cat the chance to reduce shedding, increased opportunity for bonding, and as the owner, you can easily detect any physical problems like fleas, ticks, or tumors. However, what are needed for your cat’s grooming?

Moistened wipes are an important thing that your cat grooming kit must have. This will not only keep your cat clean between baths, but also, it is perfect for cleaning and wiping off mud on your cat paws on a rainy day.

A perfect brush is also another important thing you must have for your cat’s grooming. A good brush will keep your cat’s fur from matting and it will reduce excess shedding as well. Just like the human hair, your cat’s coat will be shinier with frequent brushing.

Using a glooming glove is also recommended when you give your cat a good and relaxing massage or when you are in the mood of removing your cat’s loose hair. Using a glove will protect you and your cat from possible harm.

An eye and ear wash is also another important thing your cat grooming kit must contain. For your cat’s eye and ear care, you can consult your vet for the best eye and ear wash for your pet cat.

A nail cutter or nail trimmer is great to your cat’s claws even and healthy at all times. Nail trimming is a very important part of your cat’s grooming.

If the nail cutter or trimmer is important, then you must also keep a styptic powder on hand at all time. This powder will serve as a first-aid product that will immediately stops bleeding when trimming your cat’s nail.

A shampoo and conditioner is important to keep your cat’s fur shiny. Choose the right shampoo that suits best for your pet’s coat. Choosing a shampoo and conditioner in one is a great choice. Also, keep in mind to choose a shampoo that does not sting to your cat’s sensitive eyes.

Make sure that you also have an odor remover for your litter box.

Having a cat treat in your grooming kit is a great idea to keep your cat’s teeth healthy, as it removes plaque and prevents odor.

Keep your cat free from intestinal tract by preventing them from digesting their hair by having a hairball remedy in your kit.

Owners must also consider buying a cat shampoo that are in powder or foam form. These type of shampoos does not need water to apply, which is best if your cat hates to be bathe.

A skunk odor remover is also great to be handy, for this will works best if your cat will be sprayed, because it removes the smell in an instant.

Mentioned above are a few of the important things a cat owner must have in their grooming kit to keep their cat good looking at all times.
About Author ALEN LEW :

Having a pet at home is rewarding and fun and this is what the author actually feels every time he is with his Pet whom he been with for more than a decade now. Started from a single pet, he is now caring for multiple pets with multiple needs and requirement. This expertise made him decided to share his experience with the other pet lovers around the globe through his informative and easy to understand articles.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Length and Amount of Time Your Dog Needs For Regular Exercise

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All of us needs exercise to keep our body parts functional and well moving. Our dogs are no different, are they? They also require sufficient exercise and need to flex their muscles. But there is no uniform amount of exercise that suits all kinds of dogs irrespective of their age or breed. This article will provide some basic guidelines on the type of exercises that may suit your dog.

As I had already mentioned, breed plays a part in determining the type of exercise needed. Say, hunting dogs, herding dogs and sled dogs need more exercise.

Let us then consider the issue of energy level! The very energetic ones will probably bubbling with stamina and thus indicating their need for exercising while the relatively low spirited ones would lie around, sleeping or dozing.

Another issue to be taken into consideration is the age o the dog, the amount of exercise required is inversely proportional to the age of the dog. In case the dog has playmates, like other dogs or cats he may have more exercise when playing with them.

The size of your dog does not feature in the determining features of the amount of exercise needed. There is no consensus that approves the view that big dogs need any more exercise than their smaller counterparts. In fact some of the giant breeds of dogs require very less exercise.

For example consider a Chihuahua. You will be amazed to discover that this tiny, cute, little animal is actually a mini power-house who can keep on bouncing long after you have collapsed on the sofa. And opposite to it, consider the Mastiff, a relatively larger cousin of the Chihuahua. It will be more than happy if you take it around the neighborhood for a short walk. Another little rocket can be the Jack Russell Terrier who might want t keep going even after three miles of exercising.

If you want to see optimum results of the exercising sessions then ensure that you are consistent with it. Abrupt walks are not going to add any flexibility to you dogs’ reflexes. On the other hand if you do take your dog out for regular exercising sessions then with a high degree of certainty he will not only be more active and show an improvement in their health but it will also make them immensely happy, to follow their natural instincts.

And let us end with a bit of friendly advice. If you see your dog panting don’t confuse it with signs of fatigue. It is simply that they are cooling themselves off. It is akin to the process of sweating in humans.

So the next time when you go out with your dog, make that walk a relatively long one. It will not only help your dog but so much running and frolicking will surely shed those extra kilos that you have been meaning to take care of for quite sometime now.

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