Info About Pets

April 29, 2010

Pet Care Tip of the Day

Q: Can dogs be allergic to cats?

A: Yes. Recent studies have shown that dogs may not just dislike cats, but be allergic to them as well!

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April 27, 2010

Question of the Day

Pets can come from many places: breeders, pet stores, shelters, friends, or classified ads. Where did you buy/get your pet? I bought Spud and Sugar from a breeder.

Be sure to comment with your answer!

April 26, 2010

Question of the Day

What’s your pet’s favorite food?

Spud and Sugar enjoy their home-made diet of rice, chicken, vegetables and fruits, and Wysong’s Call of the Wild Nutritional Supplement.

April 24, 2010

Question of the Day

What’s your pet’s favorite toy?

Spud and Sugar both love beef marrow bones from the grocery store and stuffed toys with squeakers.

Pet Care Tip of the Day

Q: How do cats purr?

A: For many years, scientists couldn’t figure out what made noise when cats purred. Fairly recently, scientists discovered that the purring sound is made when a blood vessel in the cat’s throat vibrates. Actually, studies have shown that the frequency of cats purring may actually increase your bone density. Online, you can buy Cat Purring CDs to get this effect.

April 22, 2010

Question of the Day

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Spud (left) and Sugar (right)

What type of pet do you have?

I have two basset hounds named Spud and Sugar.

Pet Care Tip of the Day

Q: When is the best time to play with my hamster?

A: The best time to play with a hamster is in the late afternoon and in the evening because hamsters are nocturnal. If you try to awaken a hamster during the day, you might be greeted with a nip!

April 21, 2010

Pet Care Tip of the Day

Q: Should I get my pet rabbit spayed or neutered? What’s the best age to do it?

A: Yes. Rabbits of either sex should be spayed or neutered. Without the surgery, rabbits may get cancer in their reproduction organs. On the less serious side of things, unspayed and unneutered rabbits may acquire annoying habits such as biting and spraying urine. The best age to get a female rabbit spayed is around 6 months old. They could be spayed earlier, but rabbits are delicate, so six months is the safest age to get them spayed or neutered at. For male rabbits, the best age to get them neutered at is 5 months old (1). If your rabbit is older than this, it can still be spayed or neutered easily. The only problem is that if your alter them later that 5 or 6 months, they may have already reproduced (therefore contributing to the overpopulation of rabbits) or developed irritating habits.

Sources:

(1) http://www.rabbit.org/faq/sections/spay-neuter.html

April 19, 2010

Pet Care Tip of the Day

Q: What is the best type of cage for a pet rabbit?

A: Despite the traditional image of a rabbit in a wooden hutch, the best type of rabbit cage is a chew proof metal cage with a plastic tray in the bottom. I’ve found the cages with a drop pan to be particularly useful, as you don’t need to buy expensive bedding for your bunny.

Personally, I love the Super Pet Chew-Proof Rabbit Cage, Dark Green. It’s the perfect size for a bunny and is very easy to clean.

April 17, 2010

Pet Care Tip of the Day

Q: How often should I brush my cat?

A: Short-haired cats should be brushed once a week, medium-haired cats should be brushed every other day, and long-haired cats should be brushed every day.

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