Image: Our ragdoll, Leon. Having a pet at home is pretty much like adopting another child. One has to take responsibility in providing for the pet’s needs and ensure its well being. Feline lovers who would like to bring a kitten or an older cat into their homes should know the basics on caring for these pets before taking them on. Here are some Cat Essentials that cat owners need to buy for their pets. 1. Food and Water Bowl. These are basic requirement for feeding pet cats properly. Make sure that the water bowl has a daily supply of fresh and clean water andRead More →

In photo: My kids enjoy being with dogs but, we just visit friends with pets as my other son has allergies. – one thing to consider when getting a pet. Do you have young children who constantly cajole you into buying a pet? Miniature pets, for one, are very popular these days. Birds, teacup poodles, Shih Tzus, and more are just some of the cute and fancy pets that seem to mesmerize young kids especially since you can carry these miniature pets around like small babies. However, you may be apprehensive because you feel the kids are not ready for such a responsibility. Moreover, you knowRead More →

  An aquarium with colorful fish is a joy to watch. It relieves stress and it relaxes the mind especially when the fish tank is clean. A clean aquarium is an important factor that can increase the longevity of your pet fish. It makes them healthier and happier; a healthy and happy pet can live longer. Thus, cleaning a fish tank is among the first lessons that hobbyists must learn. Learning how to clean an aquarium constitutes your conscious effort to care for your pet. In addition, cleaning also beautifies the aquarium. Inexperienced fish owners often commit blunders when cleaning the home of their petRead More →

  Dogs and cats are popular pets in the household but they may not be good options for those who have limited space in the house. Not to worry though, as small furry pets like guinea pigs are great alternatives for the space challenged. These adorable rodents are docile and friendly creatures. You don’t have to worry about them charging in your face when you get home from work, they will simply give you delighted squeaks while wiggling their noses to show their excitement on your arrival. Aside from food and companionship, proper grooming also keeps your guinea pig happy. Guinea Pigs are known toRead More →

In photo: trying out some parrots at Sentosa Keeping a bird in captivity entails responsibility. It is all about being accountable for another living thing. It can be a good way to teach kids duties and obligations, but it still requires adult supervision for a successful bird care. It takes understanding and identifying the many possible bird care problems in order to keep captive birds happy and thriving in their cages. Now if you have a pet parrot or you are planning to get one, here are the most basic bird care problems that you may likely encounter. Researching your bird’s particular needs and habits givesRead More →

Photo via washingtonpost.com Dog lovers will surely be familiar with dog beauty contests.  You might even have gone to several of these contests already.  It’s really fun to see dogs of various breeds showcase what they can do.  You can expect to see the best in these dogs during these contests.  Participating in these contests can even be more fun for you.  Break out from the spectator seats and get on stage with your pet dog.  You can start by finding out if there are any kennel clubs or dog associations in your area.  These groups often host dog beauty contests. Once you find aRead More →

  Caring for your dog’s grooming needs should be part of your regular tasks as a responsible pet owner. While you could take your dog to the groomers or the pet salon, there is a feeling of satisfaction that comes from grooming your pet dog yourself. Besides, you’re bound to save a whole lot of money by doing so. Prettifying your dog is easy with the right tools and a few basic guidelines. When it comes to trimming your dog’s fur or “hairstyling” for dog shows, however, it is still best to leave the shears and clippers with the professionals. For some basic everyday grooming,Read More →

  Your diet is not the only thing that you are supposed to watch. You are also supposed to pay attention to what you are feeding your dog. There is such a thing as dog obesity too. While it could be tempting to give him all those treats and to keep his food bowl filled with his kibbles all day long, you have to rethink this practice. You might be giving your doggie more food than he actually needs. The first thing for you to do to check if your dog is obese is to take him to a vet for weighing and physical examination.Read More →

  Bringing home a pet dog and making him part of your family is a big responsibility. Even with the least delicate breeds, there are care needs that you have to be aware of. You also have to think about training your dog. This is the part that most pet owners find most challenging. While dogs are known to be intelligent creatures, it takes time, attention, and proper techniques in order to train them to at least behave the way you want them to whether at home or in other places. Before you even bring your new pet home, you need to prepare to trainRead More →

  There are times when you are faced with the dilemma of deciding whether or not to re-home your dog. This often happens when a family or pet owner is moving to another home and it is not possible to take their dogs along with them. There are also times when pet owners just do not feel like they are capable of taking care of their dogs. Before you decide on putting up your dog for adoption by another family, there are a number of things that you need to think about first. If your dog has been with you for a long time, youRead More →