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Hot Car Deaths

This year many children and dogs have died because of excessive heat in vehicles.

To avoid hot car deaths remind your parents to leave dogs at home when it is warm, and not to leave small children in the car either.

The inside of cars can get hot enough for dogs and small children to die if left alone for any length on time in the sun.

If you must take a pet in the car on warm days, never leave them in the car alone.

While shopping or running a quick errand when it is warm, do not leave children in the car, as many have only to find their child dead, or in serious condition.

Children and pets cannot handle the heat in cars. There have been adults running tests by sitting in a car to measure the temperature. Cars can get over twenty degrees inside the car than the temperature outside the car.

Dogs need cool water, shade, and a place to rest when it is warm. If it is too warm for you to play outside, it is too warm for your dog.

Leave your dog at home when it is warm with plenty of water and shade. If children must go with parents, the parents must be sure not to leave the child in the car.

Try asking a neighbor or friend to watch the child, put something like your cell phone by the child to remind you to take the child with you, not leave them in the car where it could get hot.

Use parking structures, shade, or somewhere out of the direct sun; so the inside of the car will be cooler when you return to it.

The darker the color of the car the more heat it will collect.

Always watch out for your children and pets because they depend on you to keep them safe.

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How to socialize a puppy

All animals that come into your house need socialization for their emotional well-being, and for being part of the family, especially if there are other animals in the house.

One reason for socializing any animal you are considering adding to your family is to build trust between the animal and the family, also establishing an authority chain order.

Another part of socializing is training your puppy in the basic obedience commands.

  1. Sit
  2. Stay
  3. Come
  4. Heel
  5. Down
  6. Leave it
  7. No
  8. Off

Dogs need exercise, and leash training. Walks using leashes in your yard is one of the best ways to leash train a dog because they are comfortable in their own space.

If you have other dogs in the home, walking them on a leash with the new dog or puppy is a good way for the new dog to learn from the trained dog in the home how to behave on a leash, they should never pull hard on the leash.

Train your dog(s) never to leave a vehicle until you have their leash in your hand and ask them to come. This will stop them from jumping out and running around instead of being under your control.

If you already have a dog obedience trained, the new dog will pick up the habits of the dog already obedience trained dog in the home. If there is not a dog in the home, practice patience, never yell or strike the dog, instead, use positive reinforcement with praise for a command performed correctly.

Socializing a dog also includes playing with the dog, and not forgetting to play with the dog in the home, and watching how multiple dogs play together. See how multiple dogs react during feeding time, as some dogs may be food aggressive. If a dog is food aggressive, try separating them and see if that fixes the problem.

Dogs need sufficient cool water and shade on hot days, and their area cleaned regularly.

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Christmas Time

English: Golden retriever fetching a tennis ba...
English: Golden retriever fetching a tennis ball from the ocean. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Christmas is approaching, and many children are requesting a pet for Christmas.

If you receive a pet for Christmas, remember that a pet is not like a toy you get tired of and ignore; a pet is a part of your family for life and is a living creature that needs to be taken care of.

If you want a pet for Christmas, you should also be willing to take on the responsibility of taking care of your pet, and any other animals in your home. Never ignore your pets just because you get tired of them because the novelty wears off.

Dogs and cats can live for 15 to 20 years old, unfortunately the larger the dog the shorter the life span, some breeds as low as 10 years.

When you have a pet, you are responsible for the pet’s food, water, health, training, and emotional stimulus. Pets need someone to clean their living space, have toys to play with, someone to watch out for foods that can harm them, like plants, cleaning products, and other home hazards, and kept safe from other animals. Fish that a cat can reach is not a safe environment for your fish.

Once while getting licenses for my pets, a father, and his young son came to the pound saying they didn’t want their dog anymore. The dog was a young golden retriever, if no one adopted that dog, it could end up put to sleep.

Before you ask for a pet for Christmas, think about the fact you need to care for that pet for its lifetime.

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A good starter pet for young children

For children around the age of eight a good starter pet is a hamster. Some parents may not believe so since hamsters are nocturnal. Put the hamster in the child’s room so they can watch over it.

English: A short-haired hamster (named "E...
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The hamster sound be placed in the child’s room and the child should be placed in the child’s room and they should be responsible for keeping the hamster’s area clean, the animal feed, watered, and the bedding clean and fresh.

Hamsters are also a good pet because they are active and should keep the child’s attention, while other pets may not. The hamster lives in a habitat that can be expanded giving the child a project and learning about the responsibility of caring for a pet.

Caring for a pet takes time and a degree of commitment. If a child has a hamster for a pet, over time parents can determine how committed to the care and feeding of the pet a child is and will not tire of the novelty of having a pet.

Since hamsters live for a relatively short time compared to other animals, and hamsters are easier to be adopted than many other types of animals. Adult dogs and cats as an example are harder to adopt since most people want a puppy or kitten.

Having a pet means that you are making a commitment to take care of that pet for its lifetime. Pets are not something disposable that you have for a short time get tired of it and then take it to the pound not caring what happens to the animal.

Think about this, most shelters are over populated and do not have the space for the pets they have now. If they need more space for unwanted pets the ones that haven’t been adopted may be put to sleep.

Please, if you get a dog or cat be sure to neuter the pet and remember that a dog or cat may live for 15 to 20 years. I have one cat that is 17-years old.

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Are you diabetic?

Are you diabetic? Did you know that dogs and cats can be diabetic?

There are treatments for both humans and animals. There are medications or you will have to use insulin if certain medications don’t work. For dogs and cats you will have to follow the instructions from your vet, for humans you need to follow your doctor’s instructions.

By keeping blood sugar readings as well controlled as possible both humans and animals can live a long healthy life.

Some people are able to control their blood sugars by diet and exercise. Your vet may give you instructions about diet and exercise for your pet, and to possibly work to help the pet lose some weight if necessary.

In humans that develop Type 2 diabetes, losing weight, exercising, eating the right foods and monitoring your blood sugar are ways to put off or eliminate the possibility of complications of diabetes. You may be asked by your vet to monitor the blood sugar of your dog or cat that has diabetes.

Diabetes is not the death sentence it used to be before the advent of insulin and oral medications that can help control diabetes. It is just something that you do on a daily basis which doesn’t take much time, just a little thought about eating and exercise.

The right diet and exercise can do much for optimum health even if you don’t have diabetes. Even dogs and cats need regular exercise to remain healthy and at the proper weight.

Some breeds of dogs need more exercise than other breeds. When selecting a breed of dog, think about whether they need a large yard or a smaller yard. Cats and dogs should get daily stimulation and exercise to keep them healthy just like people do.

With care, both people and animals can live with diabetes or possibly reverse the disease with monitoring diet and exercise to maintain a normal weight.

How to Add a Second Pet to the Family

If you decide to add a second pet to the family, do so cautiously and slowly. It is best to allow the pets to meet in a neutral spot to avoid any territorial disputes. Some pets feel they need to guard their home and family. Bringing a new pet into the same space can cause problems if they are not watched closely.

The temperament in the pet you have, and the one coming into the family is important to think about. If you have an older pet, and the new one is much younger and full of energy, there could be problems with them adjusting to each other.

Whether the pet is male or female can make a difference when choosing a second pet. A neutered animal is less likely to have aggression problems. Is the new animal the same type as the one you have? You have a dog or a cat, and you want a second dog or cat. A dog may or may not accept a cat in the home. Two cats or two dogs may or may not get along with each other.

When adding a second pet into the family, do not forget about the one already there, this can cause problems. You should treat booth the same way and not leave them alone until you know that they will get along. Watch pets while you are near so that you can break them up if you have to. This is something to do whether the pets are new or have been in the family for some time. There may be some petty arguments from time to time. My pets do, but it happens less now than it used to. They are both male dogs.

If you are thinking about bringing a second pet into the home remember, let them meet in a neutral spot, watch how they interact, keep an eye on them, treat them equally, and there is a good chance that they will get along and become a great addition to your family.

Please consider a shelter for your new pet. Shelters are overloaded and you can save a life by adopting a shelter animal.

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