4. Air Bud
One good determining factor as to whether your pet is ill or not is whether his/her temperature is too high or too low. A high temperature signifies an illness, heat exhaustion, or infection, while too low a temperature signifies shock or illness. But what is a normal temperature for your pet?
For dogs, the normal body temperature is 100.5-102.5 degrees fahrenheit.
For cats, the normal body temperature is 97.8-99.1 degrees fahrenheit.
For rabbits, the normal body temperature is 99.1-102.9 degrees fahrenheit.
For guinea pigs, the normal body temperature is 99-103 degrees fahrenheit.
For chinchillas, the normal body temperature is 97-100 degrees fahrenheit.
For ferrets, the normal body temperature is 103 degrees fahrenheit.
For rats, the normal body temperature is 100.4-102.2 degrees fahrenheit.
For hamsters, the normal body temperature is 99.5 degrees fahrenheit.
For gerbils, the normal body temperature is 99.3-102.2 degrees fahrenheit.
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.
What’s your pet’s favorite toy?
Spud and Sugar both love beef marrow bones from the grocery store and stuffed toys with squeakers.
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.
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.
Timothy Hay is essential for rabbits, guinea pigs, and chinchillas to stay healthy. Timothy Hay provides your pet with enough fiber to remove waste and fur ingested while grooming, somewhat helps keep their teeth trimmed, and is very similar to what animals would eat in the wild. If you have a rabbit, guinea pig, or chinchilla, make sure they get unlimited timothy hay every day.
Babe: The Gallant Pig is a wonderful book by Dick-King Smith. It is about a little pig named Babe that tries to find his place in the world. He gets sent to Farmer Hogget’s farm when Mr. Hogget wins him by guessing the pig’s weight. As Babe grows, Farmer Hogget begins to see Babe’s true potential, but as the most unexpected thing of all: a sheep herder. Who has ever heard of a pig herding sheep? Well, Babe is out to prove everyone who hasn’t heard of it wrong. In the end, will the fact that Babe is a pig stop him from achieving his dreams?