Monday, December 28, 2009
UKC: Companion dog
Average Life Span: Up to 15 years
Grooming: Brush and comb the coat about three times every week. Bathe them as needed.
Height: 10 to 12 inches for males. Females are smaller.
Weight: Males: 14 to 16 Pounds
Females: 10 to 15 pounds
Personality: Lhasa Apso's are a joyful, impish, dignified, but forceful.
Trainability: Using positive methods, they will only need a moderate amount of training
Activity Level: Usually low; They love to run in the yard and needs a short walk several times a week.
Known health problems: Dry Eye(keratoconjunctivitissicca)
Luxating Patellas(Slipping Kneecaps)
Renal Dysplasia(Kidney Illness)
Other Information: Lhasa Apso's are good with children if they have been socialized with children. They are usually good with other pets. Lhasa Apso's are a loyal companion that on the lookout for other people.
Friday, December 18, 2009
Good Luck on you Bargain Hunting for your furry friends. :)
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Thank everyone for all of the support in the dog contest. Even though we haven't won anything so far, Life will still live on. Keep on voting for Mason and Darcy, there is still time for everyone to enter the contest. There is a prize of a iPod Nano in the daily contest. Good Luck and Thanks for voting. :)
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
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Thursday, August 27, 2009
Answer: No pet should have chocolate because it makes the pet's heart rate to increase, which can cause a heart attack or even death. It can cause the pet to have diarrhea.
Question:What is the best thing to put in your dogs toy ball?
Answer: Peanut Butter, dog treats, dog food, boneless chicken, or boneless turkey.
Question: Since cats can have have fish, can dogs have it as well?
Answer: Dogs can NOT have fish. Fish are potentially harmful and can cause choking. Bones of fish can actually poke through their esophagus, intestines, etc.
Question: How often should I bathe my dog?
Answer: Depending on the breed depends on how often. West Highland White Terriers should only be bathed once a month due to their allergies. I would answer that question by saying, Bathe your dog when he/she really needs it, such as when the dog is dirty, smells bad, or when they keep on digging when they already had their flea treatment.
Question: Why does my dog eat grass and then vomits?
Answer: Dogs eat grass when they have a stomachache. When they vomit, it take the bug(not a real bug) out and cures their stomachache.
Question: What is the biggest mistake people make when the dog runs away and comes back?
Answer: The biggest mistake that people make is yelling at the dog when they come home. If you do this, the dog thinks he/she is being punished for coming home, causing the dog not to want to come home. It is the same with correcting your dog, If the dog does its business on the floor, the average person would yell at the dog, even though they didn't see the dog in the act. In order to correct the dog, you must see the dog in the act, so it won't confuse the dog.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Things to see in animal cruelty:
- Untreated wounds
- Seeing tangles in the fur
- Animal being left outside without food or water
- Extremely thin looking animals
- Seeing animals getting beat
- Seeing an animal limp
- Not bathing the pet for long periods of time
- Locking the pet in a cage that is way too small for them
- Not exercising the pets
- Flea and Tick infestation
- Forced Animal Fights
- Animals crying for long periods of time without anyone seeing about them
- Letting the pet to lay in urine and feces
Report Cruelty: The information below is from the ASPCA
New York City:
Call: (212) 876-7700, ext. 4450
or fill out form online here
"Outside New York City: You will need to find out the name of the persons in your area who are responsible for investigating and enforcing the anti-cruelty codes in your town, county and/or state. These people typically work for your local humane organization, animal control agency, taxpayer-funded animal shelter or police precinct."
"If you run into trouble finding the correct agency to contact, you may wish to call or visit your local police department and ask for their help in enforcing the law. Similarly, you can ask at your local shelter or animal control agency for help. To find contact information for your local shelter, check the yellow pages or visit the ASPCA's searchable database of nearly 5,000 community SPCAs, humane societies and animal control organizations."
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Chain Slip Collar: This type of collar is very simple to use: All you have to do is pull the leash to the side. BE CAREFUL NOT to pull too much this type collar chokes your dog until you release, but it may stick at times.
Martingale: We use this type of collar on Mason (My Maltese-Poodle Mix) It is similar to the Chain Slip Collar Except it has fabric on one side and the other is chain. You much pull to the side to correct the dog.
Harness: This type of collar is used on the actual body. It gives you more of a control of your dog and doesn't put pressure on the throat. Some dogs will try to back out of them and some dogs bodies do not fit this kind of harness. We've bought some harnesses that do not fit my dog Mason Correctly. You may want to purchase a custom-made harness.
Regular collar: Darcy(My Shih-Tzu) uses this type of collar. Any dog can use this type of collar, but it is recommended for dogs who do not pull on the leash.
Microphone/Talking Collar: This type of collar actually has a built in speaker. A person has a microphone and the sound comes out of the speaker on the collar. This is a great tool to use if your dog chews on things while you are gone.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
You shouldn't adopt a pet if:
(3.) You are not home that often.
(4.) You can't afford they supplies they need for the pet.
(5.) You aren't responsible.
(6.) You have other pets in your home that don't get along with others.
(7.) You don't have the patience.
(8.) The apartment/house doesn't accept pets
(9.)You can't afford vet bills.
(10.)You are buying the pet to make money.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Other Names: Catahoula Leopard Dog, Catahoula Hound, Catahoula Hog Dog, and Catahoula Cur.
Grooming: Needs to be brush three days weekly
Family: If he is around people and other pets he will accept them.
Training: Needs to be immediately trained otherwise they will destroy your home
Activity Level: Very energetic and very intelligent
AKC: Not eligible to compete
UKC: Herding group
Weight: 50 to 110 pounds
Health Concerns: Hip Dysplacia and deafness
Monday, July 6, 2009
Nicknames: Red Irish Terrier
Family: Best dog with active families
Weight: 25 to 30 pounds
Life Span: 12 to 15 years
Litter Size: 1 to 6 puppies
Grooming: Needs daily brushings
AKC: Terrier Group
UKC: Terrier Group
Training: Needs to be trained early
Health Concerns: Urolithiasis(Kidney Stones)
Extra Information: Irish Terrier are very playful and active. They love to go on long walks and hunt. They are best suited for rural and city environments. Irish Terrier can live in all types of weather.
Friday, July 3, 2009
Marly is a Yellow Labrador Retriever looking for a new home. He is two years old. He weighs about 70 pounds and doesn't need to be in an apartment. The owners want him to be in a hiking, adventure-like home. He is on a medication for epilepsy called "Phenobarbital (100 mg.)." The medication is about five dollars a month. Marly is doing well, living life without epilepsy when he takes his medicine on time His mediacation need to be given to him at 9 AM and 9 PM. He has been neutered(fixed) and is up-to-date on his shots. Marly is family and pet friendly. The Labrador Retriever needs to have blood tests to check his weight to change the dosage the medication.
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Thursday, June 25, 2009
Litter Size: 1 to 12 puppies
Weight: Female: 35 to 55 pounds
Weight: Male: 65 to 75 pounds
Level of Training: Medium. Needs to be trained early.
Health Problems: (Thrombocytopathy)Blood Disorder,
Family: Very affectionate, can be stubborn at times, and easy going
AKC: Hound Group
UKC: Scenthound Group
Grooming: American Foxhounds need their ears to be clean weekly. They need to be brushed weekly.
Life Span: 10 to 12 years
Extra Info: American F0xhounds needs walked at least twice a day. Be careful! American Foxhound's leash need to be held on tightly, otherwise you may be running after them, more than you have ran in your life time... They are a hound, so they were bred to hunt. They may go after smaller animals.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Family: Not the best dog for children
Training: Very Hard
Other names: Wire Hair fox terrier, Wire haired Terrier, Foxie, and Fox Terrier
Activity level: High
AKC Information: Terrier Group
FCI Information: Group 3 Section 1 #169
ANKC Information: Group 2 (Terriers)
CKC Information: Group 4 (Terriers)
KC(UK) Information: Terrier Group
NZKC Information: Terrier Group
Health Concerns: Deafness, Displacement of the eye lens, add or loss of bone mass, dislocation of the kneecap, shoulder dislocations, and eyelashes growing in an abnormal spot on eyelid that causes eye irratation, squinting, cornela ulcers, tearing, and inflammation. Eyes and ears need to be checked yearly.
Life Span: 10 to 13 years
Extra Information: Wire Fox Terriers are very playful, but do not get along with some animals. If they find something interesting such as a squirrel, they will bark and go after it because they were bred to hunt.
If you wouldn't clip your pets nails, the nail could literally grow into the pet's paw causing infections, constant bleeding, irritation of the paw, and many serious health issues.
How often do you need to clip your pets nails?
When should I start clipping my pets nails?
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Dog Group: Scenthound and pointer
Family: Agressive toward certain types of dogs and too entergetic for small children
Weight: Male:40 to 60 LBS
Female:40 to 60 LBS
Health: Prone to Deafness and Urolithiasis(Kidney stone in the urinary tract)
Classification of Dalmation Kennal Clubs:
AKC: Non-Sporting Group Ranked No. 80
CKC: Gun Dog Group
UKC: Companion Breeds
FCI: Group 6 Section 3 (Scenthounds)
ANKC: Group 7 (Non-Sporting)
Grooming: Very Low amount of Grooming
Life Span: 12 to 14 Years
Extra Information: Dalmations are born pure white and they get their spots later. They are not the best dog for small children and need plenty of walks. They have a tendancy to chew things on the floor or to steal your food off the counter.
Monday, May 25, 2009
Family: Playful and Affectionate with ONE family homes
Weight: Male: 8-11 LBS
Female: 3.5-7 LBS
Health: Not anything Major. But may have Thyroid Issues
Classification of: AKC:Toy Group
CKC:Miscellaneous (Not Recognized yet)
Grooming: Minimal Amount of Brushing
Extra Information: Toy Fox Terriers were bred to catch rodents on farms and inside homes. They are very feisty and loving dogs that can be a hand-full at times. They love to play and will need plenty of walking to keep them under control because of their "High Activity." They do not do very well in Cold Climates because of their short coat. If you live in a cold climate, make sure you have a sweater on your Toy Fox Terrier to keep them warm.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
- Corn Starch gets knots out of hair and fur.
- Chamomile Tea helps to get rid of skin irritation.
- Peanut butter get sticky stuff out of fur and hair.
- Pedi Paws help file the nails of cats and dogs instead of irritating the nail or cutting to much.
- Before any disasters happen, make sure you have several photos of your pets.
- If your pets had any fleas on them, you can sprinkle salt on your flooring to kill the fleas.
- Brush your pets daily to get rid of dead skin, dead hair molecules, have less shedding, and to get rid of dead fleas.
- Prevent giving your dogs table scraps because some foods are dangerous for them to eat.
- Wash their faces everyday to prevent eye infections.
- Buying flea and heartworm medicine from your vet to prevent worms, fleas, ticks, biting flies, and mosquitoes.
- If your pet has problems chewing things, you can put pet treats in a wiffle ball, give rawhides, or put peanut butter in a special dog toy to get them interested in those items instead of chewing.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Weight: 7-9 pounds
Family: Good Family Pet
Health Issues: Tips: Before you pet an Egyptian Mau, make sure you wear a panty hose on your hand because they shed a lot. It will keep the shedding down if you do this.
Extra Information: Egyptian Maus' are extremely fast cats. They can run at about 30 miles per hour. They have the letter "M" on their forehead-that is how you determine if a cat is a Egyptian Mau. They are rare cats.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Other Names: African Lion Dog
Dog Group: Hound
Classification of: AKC: Hound Group
CKC: Hound Group
UKC: Sighthound & Pariah Group
Family: Does best with fit and active families
Weight: Males: 85 LBS & Females:70 LBS
Grooming: Easy to groom
Exercise: Needs to be exercised at least an hour a day
Health: Generally healthy
More information: Rhodesian Ridgebacks' has fur facing the opposite direction on their back. They try to be big and bad, so they might take on a lion.
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Grooming: Needs to be groomed every 2-3 weeks. Very high maintenance. Fur always continues to grow.
Sizes: Miniature, Toy, and Standard
Life Span: 11 to 12 years.
Family: Great Family Pet. Great for family that have allergies because they are hypo-allergenic
Extra Information: Poodles are a very athletic breed. They can be groomed in many of different of styles. The most popular grooming style is the Continental Cut. They are the second smallest dog in the world, but the most popular dog breed. An apricot colored poodle is the rarest of them all.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Grooming: Fur keeps growing. Need the fur to be groomed every 4 to 6 weeks.
Training: Very hard to train.
Life Span: 11 to 16 years
Possible Health Issues: Kidney and eye problems
Shih-Tzus are closely related to wolves. They were first bred between a Pekingese and a Lhaspo Aspo.
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Family: Great Family Pet and highly affectionate.
Training: A breeze to train.
Grooming:Needs to be groomed regularly
Weight: Between 10 to 18 pounds(4.5 to 8.5 Kilograms)
Possible Health Issues: Hip problems, Syringomyelia(disorder in brain and spine that can cause paralysis), Heart mitral valve disease(Deteriorating in the mitral heart valve)
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very sweet, kind, gentle, and loving lap dogs. They need a daily walk and a lot of exercise.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Grooming: Easy to Groom. You need to clean the wrinkles on the face daily to prevent infection.
Family: Great for active families, but not with very small children.
Possible Health Issues: Boxers are prone to cancer.
Training: They are very easy to train and can be trained for just about any thing.
Boxers are powerfully built. They got their name from the way the stand up on their hind legs and literally box you. They are full of energy. Boxers need a big yard and a high fence because some of them will try to jump over fences. Make sure you protect them in cold weather.
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Grooming: Bishon Frise's hair never stops growing. They need to be groomed every 6 to 8 weeks. They need a daily brushing.
Breed: Bison Frise's were bred between a Poodle and a Barbet.
Health: Kidney Stones, Thrombocytopenia(Very Few Blood Platelets in Blood)
Training: Easy to Train
Family: Great pet with childen
Life span: up to 20 years
Bishon Frise's love attention. They are Hypo-allergenic.
Grooming: The Sphynx cat need a bath regularly- At least once a week-
Possible Health Issues: Feline Fatty Liver Syndrome
Family: Great Family Pet.
Sphynx Cats love attention. They may not have any fur other than some fuzz on their skin, but their body temperature is 4 degrees higher than other cats. Make sure you watch their weight because they have high metabolism.