If you plan to take your dog with you on a
plane, you will need a pet airline that is approved by the airline … and you
must do your homework before buying it. The term “pet carrier” is
rather generic so let’s start by breaking things down a little.
If you have a very small dog (such as one
of the teacup breeds) then you can easily use a soft-sided carrier which is
often just called a pet bag and you will be able to keep your dog with you in
the cabin. If your dog is large (such as a German Shepherd or Golden Retriever)
then you will actually need a hard-sided dog crate or dog cage and your pet
will need to travel in the cargo section.
sized dogs or large-breed young puppies
For the in-between sized dogs or
large-breed young puppies, things get a bit more tricky. You’ll need to be sure
to measure the carrier, measure your dog, and check with the airline you will
be using to see what their requirements are.
While airlines may vary slightly, here are
some general guidelines for the sizes that will likely be accepted for in-cabin
– 16″ long x 10″ wide x 8.5″ in height – suitable for pets up to
– 18″ long x 11″ wide x 10.5″ in height – suitable for pets up
to 16 lbs
– 20″ long x 11.75″ W x 11.5″ in height – suitable for pets up
to 22 lbs
Never make a decision based solely on the
weight of your pet! In fact, measuring your animal is actually more important
because your dog must be able to move and feel comfortable during the trip. The
weight is really more for you … Read more
Every dog has its day. Well this is definitely the day for dogs. In case
you have no idea regarding what I am talking about, you need to get yourself
more aware of the dog boutiques. There are a number of one stop shops that have
mushroomed up all over the place which sell all that you could possible need
for your pet. Are you trying to find out whether there is one such boutique
around your place? In case there is no such boutique, you do not need to worry.
Most of the best boutiques are available on the internet.
This means you get a variety of stuff for your dog while you are sitting
in the comfort of your home. In good dog boutiques you will get an exhaustive
list of categories from which you can shop. From everyday items like collars or
a life jacket to the special occasions ones like the Halloween costume. You get
clothing of all shapes and sizes. Although the broad categories are divided
into small dog clothes and big clothes, you can still get specific measurements
pertaining to your dog size.
These clothes are available in a variety of materials. They are made of
leather, cotton, wool, fleece and a lot of other such materials. What is most
important is that you get a dog costume that is comfortable for your dog and he
enjoys the feel of the fabric on his fur. Remember some of these dog clothes
are designed by top notch designers, which make them quite expensive. Your dog
however would have no idea regarding the value of the clothes. All he would
understand is that they have got to be comfortable. In case they are not, he
would tear them apart. Therefore you have to be absolutely careful … Read more
Thanks to designer dog accessories there is now no limit as to how much
money you can spend on your dog. From diamond dog collars and posh dog beds, if
you want it for your dog, odds are someone is selling it.
Thanks to many people treating their pets more and more like children,
people don’t see any reason not to splurge on them and give them the best that
money can buy.
While designer dog accessories were originally just made by pet
suppliers, now even large fashionable boutique stores are getting in on the
One company sells a collar ornament that has 1,600 diamonds, which
totals 52 carats, with one stone alone being 7 carats. While another one sells
dog leashes handcrafted from exotics skins that start around $1,800. Or how
about a 4 post handcrafted dog bed with canopy for $19,000.
While these are extreme examples you can pamper your pouch for much less
than that. Some lower cost ways to splurge on your pouch include taking them to
the groomers or how about a doggy massage.
These days you can even buy insurance for your dog to help keep them
healthy and happy. Some more inclusive dog policies can cost well over $100 a
month and include coverage for everything, from exams and vaccinations, to
spays and neuters.
Even dog food has undergone a major upgrade with gourmet versions
available for kibble as well as for dog treats. So no matter what you want for
your dog, you can likely find an expensive designer version of it somewhere.… Read more
Cats are one of the most preferred
pets in the UK. Very independent and very clean, they are very attractive pets.
Cats are curious and observant. They can be very independent and aloof. But
sometimes, they also call attention to the owner. This cute creature is a good
friend. Nowadays, a large number of cat products are available online to take
care of your pet’s health. You can shop for cat food, medicines, bedding,
accessories and more.
Although they are low maintenance
as they take care of themselves, they do need to be taken to the vet
occasionally for vaccines and other health related problems. A lot of cat
products and medicines are available online easily. As these products are
specially made for cats, they assure the best for your feline friends.
Royal Canin offers cat food for a
wide range of cats. Starting from food for first age kittens to full grown
cats, Royal Canin has special food for every stage.
Also available is nutritious food
for diabetic cats. Royal Canin Veterinary Diet for Diabetic cats regulates the
glucose supply and provides proper nutrition for it.
Cats who have been diagnosed with
lower urinary tract disease or bladder stones need a special diet as well.
Royal Canin offers products suitable for them. Royal Canin Feline Sensible food
is an option for cats with digestive sensitivity.
Along with all this, Royal Canin
offers a special diet made for cats of various breeds. These products take into
consideration the individual needs of certain types of cats and serve them.
Taking the cat out of its familiar
surroundings can often result into erratic behaviour. As they use their facial
pheromone to mark their surroundings, they rub their faces on surfaces to mark
the territory as safe. When introduced to an unknown environment, … Read more
Food and water bowls
You will need sturdy cat dishes so
they will be harder to tip over. You should also avoid plastic, because many
cats are allergic to it. Stainless steel cat bowls are a far better choice,
because they do not contain bacteria or odor. They are also easy to wash and
are lightweight enough to be easily filled.
An elevated wooden cat feeder with
two or three stainless steel bowls is ideal: depending on your cat’s eating and
drinking habits, one bowl can be used for water, another for dry food and the
last for wet food. Some cat feeders are pretty enough to be displayed anywhere
in the house. They can also be raised, so they help digestion, posture and your
cat is healthier for older and / or rheumatic cats. (See Whiner and Diner Pet
Accessories below for the cat feed idea).
The litter box Make sure the size
is large enough so that your cat has plenty of room. Place it in a quiet
location (cats also like privacy), away from doors and wind. They come in many
styles that you can choose from. some are open, others are closed. Whichever
suits your style and space, make sure you keep it clean and odorless. There are
many types of trash to choose from.
Cat Carrier You need a carrier to
take Kitty to the vet, a friend’s house or another place. If you plan to carry
it on an airplane, make sure the cat carrier is “approved by the
airline”, so that it fits under your seat.
Scratching polls Sisal polling
scratching polls is a good choice because they allow Kitty to really dig their
claws into the polls. Choose a stable to prevent falls and injuries, and it
should be high enough so … Read more