Category: Pets

On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave me Progressive’s pet injury coverage

September 26, 2021

“On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave me four colly, three French hens, two turtledoves and a partridge in a pear tree.” I have unfortunate news for all bird owners: some insurance companies do not consider their bird to be a pet, with that in mind I have opted to change the…

Hamster IQ and Hamster Mazes

September 25, 2021

Have you tried at one point or another to set your hamster’s IQ level? Well, you can do this by building a maze. This is a great way to have fun with your hamster. Ideally, a hamster maze is a box-shaped structure that has an open top and is characterized by very thin walls. It…

Reintroduce a poorly socialized dog into society

September 24, 2021

Before you start socializing a dog that has been neglected or abused, you should have a good understanding of pack leadership and have completed at least a month of basic training lessons. When you feel that you have good control over your dog and that you are respecting your position as leader of the pack,…

Cockapoo Training Tips for First Time Owners

September 23, 2021

The cockapoo was born by crossing an American or English Cocker Spaniel and a poodle. Bred for the first time in the United States, cockapoos become popular not only in the United States but also in other countries such as Australia and Sweden, called spoodles and cockerpoo respectively. This breed is known to be very…

Tracking down a long lost friend

September 22, 2021

When the author Ginal LoBiondo was just a girl, she, like many other children, had a toy bear. She loved him and cared for him. Like most children, he carried his bear everywhere. But there came a day when Gina grew up and her parents felt she was too old to have a bear and…

Should you train in the Shih Tzu litter box?

September 21, 2021

The Shih Tzu is a proud and regal breed of dog that would rather do things its own way rather than listen to anyone else, including you. You can imagine that a dog with that kind of attitude will probably be difficult to train and that includes breaking and entering. It takes patience and many…

Aggression in your Puggle puppy? Do not worry! These steps will surely help!

September 20, 2021

Puggle puppies get their sweet, smart, and loving behaviors from their Pug and Beagle ancestors. But just like any other breed, Puggles can show signs of aggression towards their family, other dogs, and strangers. Here are some key points to help get rid of those unwanted behaviors! As a puppy, growling and cutting can be…

Caring for wild baby mice

September 19, 2021

If for any reason wild baby mice have been placed in your care, I’ve included some tips on care and feeding to help you give them a chance at life. Note that even in the wild, mice have a 50% chance of surviving beyond 5 months of age, if given normal rearing. The mice that…

Did I make a mistake buying this 8 month old dog?

September 18, 2021

Have you ever heard that question or something similar from a friend, neighbor, or family member? I hear it all the time and usually there are some issues that have developed right away and the new dog owner calls me to ask the question. It is usually a dog that comes from a breeder. The…

Maltese: History of the breed

September 17, 2021

Few breeds are as beloved as the Maltese. This intelligent and loving pet is popular around the world with the rich and famous, as well as commoners. The Maltese is a playful and adventurous little dog with a rich history dating back more than 28 centuries. As with all races, there is some disagreement about…