If you are planning to have a
kitty as a pet, you would do well to buy some cat accessories in advance.
Though dogs are termed as man’s best friends, cats can be just as exciting, an
in some ways they are even more cute and lovely than puppies. It is really very
exciting to be buying items for your new guest, but in your excitement, make
sure you do not buy non essential items. It is prudent to take help of the
internet or your friend who has a kitty to avoid buying things your kitty might
not be interested in.
Though products meant for cats
have traditionally been over-sized and heavier than the poor feline fellows, of
late, there has been a marked improvement not only in product size and weight
but also in their attractiveness. You can be pretty certain that the toys you
are buying for your pet are going to be loved by it. Cat accessories today are
as cute and good looking as cats themselves. You know, cats are very moody
animals and it is difficult to fool them with goodies. They will play only when
they like to, and not because you want them to.
If you dearly wish that your kitty
adjusts quickly in you house and is stress free right from the word go, you
need to make her comfortable. For this to happen it is necessary to look for
cat supplies in the market leisurely and buy things depending upon your
requirements. This also allows you choose items at a fair price rather than
buying them hurriedly at the eleventh hour.
What are the cat accessories that
you think are essential for your cat to feel free and comfortable in your home?
Of course, bowls come on top. You may not think of it as much, but cat food
bowls are just as important. Buy one which is suitable for the size of the
kitty and from which she is easily able to have her food. And yes, make sure
you buy different bowls for food and water.
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In this day and age, people seem
to have more choices than ever before when it comes to what they can buy for
their cat. There is an amazing amount of dedicated pet stores out there now,
and even the big retail chain stores like Wal-Mart and K-Mart have an entire
section of their store devoted to nothing but pet supplies, along with cat
food, dog food, rodent food, and even bird food. It is to the point now where
these big pet supply manufactures are actually constantly trying to find new
niches, and new creative and innovative ways to compete in this booming pet
industry which is only getting more and more competitive.
Another one of the place where
there is never a short supply of pet supplies, is the grocery store. In fact,
they too have their own dedicated isle with pretty much nothing other than pet
supplies filling it up from top to bottom. I guess some traditions will never
change, and pet supplies will always be a top seller for just about any type of
multi-department store or grocery store. I guess the grocery stores want to
continue to compete with the big boys, and don’t want to lose their piece of
the pie when it comes to this billion dollar industry, especially since the
demand for these types of supplies is only increasing as time goes by.
Also, the internet completely and
utterly LOADED with websites that are 100% dedicated to selling nothing other
than cat food, dog food, bird food, and all of the other common toys and
bedding that your pets need on a regular basis. Just do a quick search on
Google for a pet toy that you are interested in, and I can pretty much
guarantee that you will end up with a LOT of websites popping up that have
exactly what you are looking for.
Even the websites that aren’t
devoted just to pets, still more often than not, carry at least some sort of
pet related supplies or pet toys, or cat litter, and so on. I don’t blame … Read the rest Read more
Keeping health records for
ourselves and our loved ones is important and something that we all should do.
As a pet owner, do not inadvertently overlook keeping track and documenting
your four legged family member’s health information.
Do not wait until an emergency
happens to get your pet’s veterinary information organized and at your
fingertips. Getting organized and compiling vet records is easy. Get a binder
for each pet and label it with their name. Put the binder somewhere that is
convenient to access and easy to spot. Start collecting past health information
from your vet. Going forward request copies of vaccinations, tests, medicines,
Your pet’s health binder should include the following basic information for
- A Name, birth date, and gender.
- A Breed and general description including color
and approximate weight.
- A A recent photograph.
- A Microchip or tattoo information.
- A Name of your vet, veterinary clinic, and phone
- A Name and number of your local emergency vet
- A Names and numbers of specialty clinics you
- A Vaccination history and an up-to-date rabies
- A Results from physical exams.
- A Medications and their dosages.
- A Major illnesses and surgeries, plus dates.
- A Any test results, biopsies, etc.
- A Any allergies, hypersensitivities, or adverse
reactions, especially to anesthesia.
- A Diet regime.
- A Your pet’s insurance policy, if applicable.
In the case of an emergency your
stress level will be lowered and valuable time and money will be saved when you
have your pet’s vet records at your fingertips. Your pet’s health binder can
assist you in keeping track of scheduling appointments and keeps important
information in one place in case you move, change vets, travel or board your
pet and need proof of vaccinations.
The future is in online vet
records. Ask your vet if they offer this option but do not be disappointed if
they do not. This is not yet common but be aware that the technology is out
there. For example, the University of California, Davis, Veterinary Medical
Teaching Hospital has created its own web-based electronic medical record
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You can find different types of
pet accessories and finding them is not a great deal. Some people love to buy
them just to make their pet look fashionable while some want for functional
reasons. So we will learn more about the pet accessories and their use.
The first basic need of a pet is
the bowl in which food and water will be served. They are easily available in
the market. Together with the bowl one needs to have leashes to take the pet
for a walk. Another very important thing is the clothing which can be either of
a soft cloth or also made up of hair. It helps to cool them and also make them
look better. As pets often shed a lot of hair so to prevent them from this it
is needed that their body should be covered.
Like some pets especially the cats
love different kinds of grasses so you can buy a small garden which has
different types of grasses. It will be healthy as well as free from dirt.
While your mate is going for a
journey it needs a pet guard. As dogs cannot be kept tied up for a longer time
so you need to have it. These are used to easily transport them. You can also
go for hammocks which are suitable for resting. Dogs and cats mostly prefer
then for resting. If you are driving a car then pet cargo is the best. By using
this, the pet will remain within the confined area and will not disturb during
You can also buy some food
products which will be beneficial for the pets. The products can be mixed with
the food so as to provide them with vitamins and proteins because food is also
important for the pet.
The accessories are available in
the market so one can go and buy them. Or else you can also search on the
websites for different types of accessories and also their availability. You
can also search for the stores where these products will be available so that
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Cats make ideal pets for many since they are very playful,
affectionate and beautiful besides being very intelligent little animals. They
can be very good companions just like dogs and it is even true that spending
time playing or socializing with your cat can reduce or lower pressure of the
These are animals that happen to also be very tidy and you
will normally spot them in their grooming sessions by licking and scrubbing the
different parts of the body with the help of their tongues. Even though they
are tidy, you as the owner also need to help them with their grooming to ensure
that they are as tidy and healthy as they ought to be especially because they
live in close contact with members of your family including small children.
You will need to help your cat in combing and brushing its
fur or coat to keep it healthy and shiny. Once you make the brushing and
combing a regular habit, you will realize that you greatly reduce hairballs and
the coat remains to be gentle, soft and healthy. You will however need to do
the brushing and the combing in a gentle and slow way if at all the cat is to
cooperate and enjoy the sessions.
Besides taking care of the coat, the nails also require a
degree of care. You can regularly trim the toes. It is natural for cats to want
to scratch but by keeping the toes well clipped, you will find that major
damages on the household items that you value are kept at bay. You should
however ensure that you do not end up declawing your cat since it will be a
great injustice. Declawing is basically maiming your cat and should be avoided
at all times.
The ears and eyes of your cat need to be taken care of as
well. They are very sensitive parts of the body and you will therefore need to
handle them gently and softly if at all you are to achieve your overall
mission. You can for instance get rid of … Read the rest Read more