Breeding Tetra Fish Successfully
If you are keeping tetras, chances are you are breeding tetras, even if unknowingly. In the wild, tetras normally breed during the rainy season, but in the aquarium, they may breed year round. Female tetras are egg-scatters that typically fill with eggs every ten to fourteen days.
Determining Skin Disorders In The Aquarium
Many different skin problems can arise in the aquarium. thankfully, through careful observation on a daily basis, they can be diagnosed and treated. Carefully check your fish on a daily basis, looking for abnormal growths, any change in the body of the fish, or damage to the scales, fins, or body covering. Look for the presence of parasites, and watch swimming behavior, to see if there is any chnage in their habits. Making a daily visual diagnosis is of utmost importance to the health and happiness of your fish friends.
Three Important Safety Products for Your Dog this Summer
Keeping your dog safe is similar to keeping a child safe, you need to constantly be on alert. There are certain dangers a dog faces, especially in urban and suburban settings where the risk of running away and getting hit by a car poses a serious threat. Keeping your pooch protected on your property even when you?re not there to supervise, or keeping your dog from running off and becoming injured when playing around off leash, is reason enough to look for practical solutions. Below are three products that can help you and your companion enjoy some freedom while being safe!
DOG ID TAGS-Identify and Protect Your Dog With Any of These Methods
The American Humane Society estimated that last yearalone; fifteen million dogs entered its shelters. Not eventwenty percent of these dogs? owners were ever contacted.They had no identification. It only proves that no matterhow much you love your dog, no matter how much youspend on training and no matter many measures you take toensure your pet?s happiness; it could all go down the drain ifyour pet is ever recovered away from home without properidentification.
Spaying or Nuetering Your Dog-Get The Facts... Be Responsible
Bringing a new puppy or dog home is a huge commitmentand a three-fold responsibility. You now have a commitmentto your dog, yourself, and to your community. Spaying orneutering your pet is just another responsibility that youmust think about when bringing a puppy or dog into yourhome. And, if you?ve already brought one home, the time tostart thinking about you and your pet?s future together isnow.
Housebreaking Your Dog-Potty Training Canine Style
Puppies are a bundle of newfound joy. You?ve prepared thehouse, and even bought him a new rubber chew toy.However, with all the joy your new pet brings, he also bringsalong with him his natural behaviors and instincts. It?s nowyour job to begin training and molding him into the furrycompanion you?ve always wanted. It?s not quite time foradventure or obedience school. It?s time for potty training!
New Puppies-The Cure For Insomnia-What You Can Do To Help You New Pupppy Adjust
Puppies have a natural instinct inside that causes them towhimper and whine when they are alone. It?s because dogsare social creatures, much like humans. When they?re alone,they may feel nervous or frightened. Before dogs were madeinto ?man?s (or woman?s) best friend,? they ran the landin wild packs. They hunted, ate and slept together.
What to Do When Your Puppy Dog Is Chewing Everything In Sight
A puppy wanting to chew makes you want to scream! Doremember that, like children who search their new worldwith their hands, so do puppies search with their mouths.While there is a difference between exploratory chewing andproblem chewing, the problem chewing is sometimes relatedto their need for attention, food or tension release. However,most of the time, puppies tend to chew because they areteething. Expect them to do so until they?re about sixmonths old.
Leash Training Your Dog-Take The Time To Get It Done and Do It Right
Attempting to train your dog to walk on a leash may feel likeyou?re a contestant in a tug-of-war contest. But, it doesn?thave to. If you take a few precautions, use the properequipment, and are consistent in your training routine, thenyour puppy or dog will be an enjoyment to walk all around.
Problem Barking-What to Do When Your Dogs Barking is The Neighborhood Nuisance
Puppies and dogs, as mentioned, are social creatures. Whenthey don?t get the attention they need, then a bark is theirmethod of telling you something. It?s your job to figure outthe reasons behind the barking and then ease the tension ofwhatever is causing your puppy or dog to do so. At thesame time, you are also teaching him that barking (in certainsituations) isn?t acceptable behavior. If you do not take suchtraining seriously, you may not get thrown out of theneighborhood, but you may receive a visit from the policeregarding animal ordinances!
Got Fleas? How to Spot and Care For Fleas on Your Dog
Your poor pooch is scratching himself all over. Plus, youknow he?s uncomfortable because he?s whimpering andgnawing too. Chances are, he?s got fleas. These little sixleggedparasites will wreak havoc and mayhem for you andyour pet if you don?t learn how to take care of the problemnow.
Dog Breath-It Doesnt HAVE to Be SO Bad!
While your friends and family are amazed that you?reraising such an amazing dog, you notice that they flinchwhen the dog gets too close. They may shrug away or notbend down to pet him as they once did. While they may notsay so directly, it could be due to your dog?s killer breath.While this situation is all too common, hopefully you?venoticed your pooch?s halitosis before anyone says or doesanything to cause you (or your poor dog) embarrassment.As stated, your dog cannot tell you that he has a sticky,plaque taste in his mouth that won?t stop. It?s your job tounderstand that he, like you, needs his teeth brushed and hisgums attended to regularly.
Dogs and Old Age, How To Care For Your Aging Canine
Now that you?re dog has shown you so much love andbrought you so much joy throughout your many yearstogether, it?s time that you return the favor when the dogreaches his elder years. Caring for an older dog is much likecaring for an elderly person. Knowing how to do that willhelp comfort your dog immensely.
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Training Your Dog To Save a Life In Water
Occasionally watching Animal Planet does have its advantage. You can really learn how to train your dog for different situations.
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Responsible Dog Ownership
Owning a dog is a serious responsibility, one that should not be taken lightly. But what exactly does being a responsible dog owner mean? Well, when broken down, it is easy, but it does involve a few different elements.
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My Dog Won?t Stop Digging - What Can I Do?
Lonely, bored, tired of eating that same old stick, then maybe you would like to dig yourself a hole.
It is always sad when a beloved animal family member leaves their body and goes into spirit. We call this death, but truly, no one dies. The physical body drops away as the spirit separates from it and goes into another dimension. The spirit is the being that we truly love, although we may be attached to the physical aspect that we associated with that being. Since we are still in physical, we often miss the sight, touch and smell of our friend and we grieve this loss, which is appropriate.
Price of Unconditional Love
Why is it that cats get no respect? Are they really the Rodney Dangerfield of the animal world? Dogs get the esteemed title of "Man's Best Friend," while the domestic felines seem to be bastardized as temperamental annoyances. Sure, they can be finicky creatures, as I've heard numerous complaints over the years from guy friends that they have had to pass the "cat test" before getting any play from the female owners they are pursuing. If you are nice to them and bring a fuzzy toy or yummy treat (the cats, not the women), you will have them wrapped around your finger (and her wrapped around your body) in no time. As a male with cats, I have found that my pets are great chick magnets. Of course, I have to actually get the women in my home to see them since I cannot take the cats out for a stroll in the neighborhood, but once the hard part is done, it's smooth sailing from there. The only concern here is that she likes the cats more than me!
Dog Trick To Cure A Nuisance Barker: Training Buddy to ?Speak? on Command
All breeds and sizes of dogs can be taught easily to speak, and the way to go about it is to call your dog, show him a treat and say "Speak." He will not understand what you mean and will probably at first jump for it, and then sit down and eye it attentively; finally, he will get impatient and utter a sharp bark, which is what you have been waiting for, and the instant he does so reward him with the treat.
Dog Pile - Please Pick It Up
I really do not hope your are eating something, but did you know that you can get a fake dog pile in long or round bits for a joke. My younger son had initiated this research of mine, by asking why I pick up the dog's business, even though he had done it on the grass.
Dog Aggression: How to Recognize & Respond
Many dog owners are bewildered when they hear their dog growl, bark, or take an aggressive stance. Unfortunately, many of these animals end up in shelters because the owners could no longer live with the dog. Would you give up on your child that easily?
Housebreaking Your Dog-Potty Training Canine Style
Puppies are a bundle of newfound joy. You've prepared thehouse, and even bought him a new rubber chew toy.However, with all the joy your new pet brings, he also bringsalong with him his natural behaviors and instincts. It's nowyour job to begin training and molding him into the furrycompanion you've always wanted. It's not quite time foradventure or obedience school. It's time for potty training!
An Introduction to Dog Beds
Some people are so attached to their pets that they wouldn't dream of asking them to simply curl up on the floor to go to sleep. Pet owners, especially dog owners, have created an industry for dog beds that rivals the bedding industry for humans in both creativity and profit margins.
Five Snake Care Tips for Beginners
If you're looking for an unusual, eye-catching pet, it's hard to go wrong with a snake. They're exotic enough to catch people's interest, yet hardy enough to require minimal care. Nevertheless, uninformed first-time owners tend to make some basic mistakes, some of which can be quite costly. Here are some simple tips that can help ensure the health of the snake and prevent a lot of aggravation as well.
Dog Aggressive Training: Understand & Eliminate Your Dogs Aggressive Behavior
Aggression behavior in a dog is a normal form of canine communication similar to human frustration or anger. Like human, aggressive behavior occurs in every dog. The different lie in the level of aggression shown in them, and this is where dog breeds come into the picture.
Seeing Past Cuteness When Selecting the Best Dog Breed For You: Part 3 of 3
Are there so many great dog breeds out there that you just can't decide where to begin? If so, let's break it down and sort through all the options. In Part 3, the final article in this three part series, we'll continue looking at the seven Groups of dogs that are acknowledged by the American Kennel Club. We'll learn what it is that brings various breeds together to form a Group. Learning about each Group will narrow down our search for the best Breed(s) for us.
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The ABCs of Beaks
Beaks, Bills, Face Knives, Beakers - whatever we want to call them, they are an integral part of our Hookbills! So, let's break the beak down into some understandable lessons:
Chances Of A Lost Pet Being Recovered Increase
Every day we are looking for ways to make our life better, this includes protecting our families, and also included is the family pet. This once wild animal has become a domesticated pet and also become an integral part of the modern family, and there are many laws devoted to stopping abuses to animals. What is lacking in the modern family is proving a means to recover the family pet, if they should ever become lost. Ensuring that a lost pet will be returned to its owners should be the number one priority when finding ways to improve our lives, because the loss of a family pet can be a very devastating time in our lives.
Mind-Set: The Second Of 6 Keys To Building A Life Long Partnership With Your Horse
Your mind-set, approach and way of thinking (beliefs)are critical to building trust and a lastingrelationship with your horse. Your mind-set is thefirst thing you must scrutinize and work to understandin developing skills in horsemanship.
Toy Dog Breeds
Toy dog breeds include greyhounds, terriers, pinschers, pugs, chihuahuas, pekingese, spaniels--the official list of the AKC is quite extensive. Regardless of breed, toy dogs are desired for their cuteness and cuddle-ability. Many retain the characteristics of a puppy for their entire lives. This may be one of the big attractions that toy dog breeds hold over larger breed dogs.
Westies for Sale - Avoiding the Perils of Purebred Puppy Purchases
In the purebred West Highland Terrier puppy market, there are few rules or laws governing who may breed dogs, and then advertise Westies for sale. Both ancestry and the breeding environment will affect the quality of the Westies offered for sale, and some breeders are a lot less careful about these details than others. Never buy the first Westie you find, from the first breeder you come across advertising Westies for sale. Take the time to learn about both the breed and the breeder to avoid an expensive mistake, and the heart-breaking loss of a dog due to health problems.
Tips For Keeping Your Pug Happy And Healthy
Bringing home a Pug can change our life, but it is also a big responsibility. When you become a Pug owner, it is up to you to make sure that your pet's needs are met including, proper care, a safe environment and lots of love! Caring for a dog is a commitment, but has many rewards.