• October 18, 2019 /  Pets and Animal

    Its every cat owners dread: letting their kitten outside at night for the first time. Some cat owners prefer to keep cats indoors, in fact many studies have found that indoor cats are healthier and live longer. But some cats cannot be kept in, and many pet owners buckle under the cats cries to be set free. A friend of mine recently had a bit of a scare with her 9 month old kitten, who came back into the house with a nasty gash on his stomach and bite marks on the rest of his body.

    The vets conclusion was that the poor black and white kitten had been attacked by a fox. Hes on the mend now, (taking antibiotics and painkillers, and sporting the dreaded plastic con), but a little shaken up thats for sure.

    Fox Cub Season

    The incident did bring to light an important message that around this time of year, March/April, foxes are rearing their newly born fox cubs.

    Ordinarily, foxes will completely ignore cats and dogs. Foxes avoid dogs, and many foxes are even killed by dogs. Equally, cats and foxes are about the same size, making cats quite capable of defending themselves against foxes. Because of this, foxes generally give cats a wide berth and flee when threatened by a cat.

    Protecting Small Pets

    However, at this time of the year, if they feel their cubs are at threat an attack may occur. With hungry fox cub mouths to feed, foxes are also on an extra vigilant hunt for small animals to prey on: this means Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, and Chickens etc. are even more vulnerable around this time of year.

    If you have a boisterous kitten who does not quite know his/her limits, you may want to consider keeping him indoors for these months until the fox cubs have grown up and moved on.

    If you know you have a lot of foxes in your area, you may want to consider bringing your rabbit/guinea pig hutch indoors to be 100% sure. If this is not an option, it is advisable to invest in a good quality, secure hutch with firm locks. Foxes are quite adept at opening flimsy catches on less secure hutches.

    Scoot Fox Repellent

    In addition, to protect smaller pets such as rabbits and guinea pigs, weve found Scoot Fox Repellent to be the most effective fox repellent on the market. Scoot is a spray that mimics fox scent marking odours to trick foxes into thinking another fox has claimed the area as their territory generally, foxes do not cross other foxes territories – so marking your garden with a fox-like scent can effectively drive foxes away.

    Scoot is a patented non-toxic formula which is totally safe for use in gardens, on plants and edible crops and is humane, bio-degradable and very effective.

    Keep foxes away, and keep your small pets safe.

  • October 16, 2019 /  Pets and Animal

    In yet another bulk animal die-off, 200 cows, deceased, were found on a Wisconsin farm. The National Wildlife Heath Center is examining the 200 deceased cows. These bulk die-offs, however, are likely not anything unusual.
    Farmer responsible for finding two hundred cows deceased in Wisconsin
    Friday was when a terrible discovery was made. This came from a Portage County dairy farmer. 200 cows were lying dead in his field of no clear cause. There were samples and carcasses taken in semi trucks in order to do tests. The farmer has not yet been identified, and wishes to remain anonymous at the moment. Stockton, Wis., newspapers are reporting the dairy cultivator and officials say that there is “no reason to think that whatever killed the cows could kill humans, too.”
    Mass cow die-off being examining
    There are several possibilities for what could have killed off the two hundred dairy cattle. Bovine virus diarrhea or infectious bovine rhinotracheitis are both good possibilities for the reason for the fatality. It could have also been brought on by pneumonia. Major animal “mortality events” are studied by the U.S. Geological Survey department called the National Wildlife Health Center. The NWHC has been in existence since the 1970’s. There will be months needed before the cow die-off in Wis., could be investigated.
    Animals dying lately in large groups
    The animal fatalities in bulk are not that unusual even though they have been in headlines from Romania to ID. The Associated Press accounts that about 163 “mass animal mortality events” are average for a year. There have been bulk die-offs much larger than the ones lately reported that simply did not make headlines. Most often, it’s trauma or disease at trigger for bulk animal die-offs, and sometimes the cause remains a mystery.
    Articles cited
    News One
    newsone.com/nation/news-one-staff/wisconsin-cows-are-the-latest-victims-in-recent-mass-animal-deaths/
    City Pages
    blogs.citypages.com/blotter/2011/01/200_cows_drop_d.php

  • What Does Your Tenancy Say About Animals And Pets

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    October 14, 2019 /  Pets and Animal

    I had a call from my friend who is a private landlord (away on holiday). Having been unable to sell her property, she decided to rent it out. It was a nice 2 bedroom bungalow in a quite cul-de-sac in a nice area so she found a tenant easily. The tenant wanted a long term let as her children were going to the local primary school then secondary school. Any landlords dream tenant.

    When my friend called me she said that she had received reports from her old neighbours that the tenant was keeping a pony on the front lawn, could I go and have a look and sort it out? I found this hard to believe as the front lawn was only approx: 3 meters square.

    The property was local to me so I got ready and headed over.

    Turns out the pony was a little shetland pony no bigger than a great dane dog. It was being sold the next day and would be kept in the back garden and out of harms way and view overnight.

    Even though this situation was innocent enough and no harm was done, there are instances of tenants keeping livestock/animals in front or back gardens.

    Most tenancy agreement state that pets and birds are not allowed inside the property but many do not have a clause for animals, birds, livestock, pets being kept outside of the property.

    In this scenario, a small pony was involved but you could be in a situation where your tenants is keeping dogs, pigeons and even in some cases chickens and ducks outside without your prior consent or knowledge.

    A word advice from one landlord to another. If your property has a front or back garden please ensure that your tenancy agreement outlines clearly what animals or birds you will or will not allow in or outside the property and that you get a written request from your tenant before they buy and animal and have it on your property.

    You don’t want a situation where your tenant has a horse or pony in your garden and no NOT ALLOWED clause in your contract as this may cause a lot of problems not only to your property but also with your neighbours.

    Can you imagine how you would feel if 1 month into a 6 month contract your tenant bought and housed (kennel/run) the animal outside and it barked/howled all night and the neighbours were contacting YOU to sort it out? It is a headache that as landlord you just don’t need.

  • One Of The Top Fashion Jewelry Trends 2011- Animal Cocktail Rings

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    October 14, 2019 /  Pets and Animal

    Among all kinds of predictions for fashion jewelry trends 2011, fashion jewelry related to animal and plants, flowers will be a large trend. And fashion jewelry with animal pattern will be the hottest must-have one, Especial the fashion jewelry Animal Cocktail Rings which is a must have when going out to eat. Have something to talk about while eating, looks nice and not cheap.

    So, if your old fashion jewelry is boring you then, it’s time to update your fashion jewelry collection with some animal fashion jewelry. Animal fashion jewelry will definitely breathe new life into your old collection. Exquisitely made jewelry with animal theme brings a mystic air to person who wears them and makes her an apple of eye. Among animal inspired jewelry, fashion jewelry Animal rings are most popular. Animals such as tortoise, Crocodile, fox and other are being bejeweled with precious gem stones to create eye-catching adornments in form of statement cocktail rings.

    Now, check out some wonderful animal cocktail rings:

    Dazzling Chic Clear Crystal Tortoise Metal Cocktail Ring-J0347T

    This dazzling clear crystal covered tortoise is the perfect addition to your fashion jewelry collection. The head and four feet are flexible for a chic lively statement. This chic ring is sure to become an instant favorite. Brushed silver tone finishing shine with clear crystals each other for a dazzling effect. Handmade jewelry, stretch band.

    Chic Crocodile Crystal Black Metal Tone Cocktail Ring-J0354T

    How cute is this dancing crocodile ring! Handmade Jewelry. The back of the crocodile is set in a stunning display with clear crystals to give this costume jewelry ring a super chic feel. The smooth finish of the ring band is comfortable to wear. Stretch band.

    Vintage Look Graceful Fox Metal Cocktail Ring-J0334

    Jazz up your costume jewelry wardrobe with this fabulous fox ring. Just as the fox is known to graceful and glamourous, this ring is no different. Creative design of the open band curved with fox tail, that allows the handmade jewelry ring to fit all finger sizes.

    For more fashion jewelry with hottest animal pattern, please visit Jewelrysaga.com

  • Baby Shower Favor Ideas Animal Cookie Cutters

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    October 13, 2019 /  Pets and Animal

    Baby showers are such fun and the perfect time to celebrate that new arrival. There is nothing quite like having a birthday party that matches the theme of the baby’s room. Animal theme nurseries are quite common because they are versatile and have many styles to choose from, like cheery farm animal nurseries, Noah’s ark, or bright and cheery jungle themes complete with exotic birds and green plants. Of course in this day and age, when the economy is so stressed and money is tight, making your own shower decorations and favors is almost a must and adds a very personal touch to your baby shower. Animal cookie cutters can be used both to make shower decorations and favors for those guests, saving you money for more important things like that gift for the new baby! Animal Cookie Cutters For Favors: Cookies make a great baby shower favor, giving that sweet ending to the baby shower. You can give one or two large cookies wrapped in plastic wrap with a pretty blue or pink ribbon, or choose to make a cookie box with mini cookies inside. Since animal cookie cutters are easy to find and come in a variety of sizes, finding the cookie cutters you want should be easy and simple. Either will delight your guests when they see those cute and delicious animal cookies that you made just for them. You can even purchase sets of animal cookie cutters and place one cutter in each box as part of the guest favor, so your guests has a permanent gift to remind them of this wonderful occasion. Using Cookie Cutters To Help Make Your Shower Decorations You can use your animal cookie cutters to help make theme decorations for the shower. Trace around the cutters to make a few heavy duty cardboard stencils or stencils from plastic coffee cans lids and then use those stencils to make your invitations, posters, and name tags for the table. If you want to get really creative you can make mobiles or simply hang a variety of animal silhouettes from the ceiling. These stencils of animals can also be used to make your own gift wrap or traced onto material to make quilting squares to embroider to make a beautiful baby quilt as part of your gift. Decorating The Nursery Making stencils from animal cookie cutters can help you decorate the nursery whether you want to make a cute wall mural, stencil on a rocking chair, baby bed, or dresser, or simply use them to make a border around the room. It is amazing what you can do with a little imagination and a few themed cookies while making that nursery and shower perfect and saving money for the really important things in life like diapers.

  • An Animal Charity

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    October 12, 2019 /  Pets and Animal

    Every year, over 4 million cats and dogs are euthanized in the United States. What’s frustrating is that the solution to this grim statistic could very well likely cost less than what taxpayers spend on killing these companion animals each year. Fixit Foundation was founded with the mission of ending companion animal overpopulation, and eradicate this pattern of euthanization. It is a charity for animals aimed at healing the illness rather than continuing to treat its symptoms.

    More than 2 billion dollars of taxpayer money is spent each year collecting, housing and ultimately killing 4 million cats and dogs. There are many animal charities devoted to creating a better scenario for these dogs and cats. It seems so obvious that this problem could be easily solved. Why not direct the money spent on sheltering and euthanizing each year towards affordable spay and neuter programs?

    This is the question Fixit Foundation asks. Influencing drastic changes in government funding, however, is not an easy task. Without research and data to prove this would be not only be successful, but cost-effective, the problem will continue to exist. Animal charities will continue to mitigate, but it won’t go away without a significant shift. Fixit Foundation is working to provide the proof, so a true solution can be implemented.

    Fixit Foundation has been conducting controlled research studies on the effectiveness of an incentive-based marketing approach to increasing spaying and neutering of animal and decreasing overpopulation. In addition, they started getyourfix.org which enables direct donations for the spaying or neutering of a specific cat or dog. Pet owners who can’t afford the procedure are linked with people willing to cover the expense. Fixit Foundation is a truly remarkable animal charity giving us hope for the future.

    Charity for animals

    GetYourFix.org allows people in need to make a direct impact on the overpopulation by sponsoring a spay for someone in need.

  • Picking A Pet Store Name

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    October 12, 2019 /  Pets and Animal

    So you have decided to open your own pet store and now you have reached the important step of picking a pet store name. You want to develop a list of pet store names, because you never know when you could combine a bunch of names to come up with that perfect name. Remember that these pet store names represent how your business will be represented to the rest of the world, so make sure you choose a final name that is not only something that you can be proud of but something that represents your business in a good light.

    For example, pet store names such as Sleepy Time Pet Store or Road Kill Pets are really bad names for a lot of reasons. Many people try and get their name into their pet store names and that is fine but if your last name is Dogchoke then you probably do not want to put that up over your front door. You can look at a variety of inspirations for great pet store names.

    Many successful local and regional pet stores carry the names of the store owner and as long as the name is not hard to remember, then that works great. Always keep in mind that if people have a tough time pronouncing and spelling your name then they will probably not remember it. For example, Chef Boy-Ar-Dee’s last name was not spelled Boy-Ar-Dee but he changed it on the package so that people would remember it and it worked.

    It Depends on Your Intentions

    For some reason, pet store names that contain the owner’s name have had problems getting beyond regional exposure. It seems that the more generic your pet store name sounds, the more people seem to trust it as a more than regional company. Petco or Pets Plus are good examples of very simple pet store names that seem to have caught on all over the country. If you have big plans for your pet store then you may want to keep the name simple.

    Almost as important as the pet store name is the logo. If you can find a combination of a name and a logo that people will remember then you may increase your success. Of course all business owners want their business to have their name but sometimes you have to match the name with the intention of the business if you want to find real success.

  • The Inconsistency Of Views Towards Animal Rights

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    October 12, 2019 /  Pets and Animal

    Among other reasons, I became a vegan because I cannot justify needlessly killing an animal. If I needed to kill and eat animals to survive, I would. However, we do no longer need to kill animals to survive. A person can just as easily survive without eating meat, while remaining just as healthy.

    In fact, we have the technology to essentially create meat without killing animals, considering how simple of a substance meat is. We recreate meat in the form of meat substitutes, such as soy burgers.

    Despite their ability to live easily without killing animals for food, many people still choose to eat meat. These people do not grant animals the right to life. If a person murdered another person and then ate that other person, almost all people would adamantly oppose it. Meanwhile, these same people slaughter animals without giving it a second thought.

    It is hard to understand why murdering a human is so objectionable while murdering an animal is not. Most of us vegans and animal rights supporters view that as very inconsistent.

    The inconsistency of people’s views towards animal rights goes further, though. While people carelessly murder animals because they like the taste of meat and the look of leather, these same people fall heads over heels about “cuter” animals. For example, pigs are generally smarter than dogs, but many people object to the idea of needlessly murdering and eating a dog.

    People look at Michael Vick like he is a monster for organizing dog fights, which is utterly hypocritical and inconsistent. Fighting dogs probably do not suffer any more than factory-farmed chickens who are debeaked, stuffed into an over-packed cage, and eventually slaughtered. Why do people think it is fine to make animals suffer for the enjoyment of leather or the taste of a meaty burger, but not for the entertainment of a dog fight?

    Of course, many people have inconsistent views when it even comes to entertainment and animal rights. Having dogs fight or cock fights for entertainment is seen as wrong and often made illegal, but hunting for entertainment is a common pastime.

    Some may try to excuse the inconsistency by saying that killing is not as horrible as making the animal suffer while staying alive. However, there is still more inconsistency here. Why then do they not have a problem with animal testing? Animal testers carelessly torture animals with unsafe and dangerous products to make perfumes and other needless products. If needlessly torturing animals for petty pleasures is so objectionable to these people, it is inconsistent for them to buy beauty products that have been tested on animals.

    Simply put, most people base their views regarding animal rights on emotions rather than on rationality, which results in irrational inconsistencies. Many people do not want to reconsider their inconsistent views regarding animal rights, because that would likely lead to giving up meat, leather, and other animal products.

  • Artificial Grass For Dog Kennels And Pet Businesses

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    October 12, 2019 /  Pets and Animal

    One of artificial grass’ primary benefits is the fact that it is dog and pet-friendly. With such a product that pets spend so much time on, it must have specific criteria to be suitable. A great thing about artificial grass for dogs and pets is that it is nontoxic. Because of its many benefits, synthetic grass is used for dog kennels, pet hotels, dog runs, and other pet-friendly environments and businesses. Artificial grass proves to be a comfortable and suitable alternative to regular grass for yards and such areas with pets.

    Artificial grass is made from polyethylene fibers, which are nontoxic for animals and pets. These fibers both look and feel comparable to real grass, ensuring that it is comfortable for dogs and pets alike. Aside from comfort, the durability of synthetic grass is comparable to none. This is why kennels and hotels are supplied with such a surface. From digging to pouncing and playing, synthetic grass can withstand rough play, even from the larger and rougher dog breeds. The complex yarn and weaving composition makes it sturdy to hold up to performance and play. For businesses and homes with more than one dog, this can be very beneficial. A long 10-year warrantee usually backs synthetic grass’ durability, further proving its aptitude.

    For kennels and pet hotels, it is important to maintain the grounds at all times. Such businesses contain high traffic from a variety of pets. This requires keeping the facilities as clean and sanitary as possible. After dog walks and playtime, artificial grass allows these facilities to keep mess and dirt to a minimum. This is because synthetic grass does not have any soil or dirt content whatsoever. With the lack of dirt, you can kiss mud and grass stains goodbye. No longer do paw prints and residue have to be an issue with artificial grass. Even in wet or rainy areas, there is no risk of mud or dirt.

    When artificial grass comes into contact with liquid, its state-of-the-art drainage system allows it to permeate through easily and effectively. Pet waste and urine is thus simple to get rid of, as the grass’ permeability prevents it from gathering or producing bacteria within the grass itself. Kennels and pet hotels love this because clean up is very simple. Pet odors are kept to a minimum with the drainage system. A hose can also be used to clean off solid waste. Even after years of coming into contact with pet waste, the materials used to engineer synthetic grass allow it to withstand such contact over and over again. For pet businesses, another concern may be the effects of appearance after coming into contact with pet waste so frequently. Artificial grass is great because it does not erode or change color drastically. Overall, dog kennels, hotels, and other pet businesses look to artificial grass as a durable, nontoxic, and easily maintainable alternative to regular grass. It is clear that artificial grass for pets is an innovative and practical solution for any pet business.

  • Animal Slippers-safety Considerations That Every Parent Should Know

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    October 10, 2019 /  Pets and Animal

    Animal slippers are something that individuals of all ages like, mainly for kids or even adults with a youthful spirit. You will find a vast majority of choices of novelty animal slippers to pick from that it may well possibly turn out to be overwhelming. You will notice footwear that are designed to replicate jungle animals, animal prints, domestic animals, and animals from different popular movies and childrens much loved cartoons.

    It can sometimes be quite the choice on deciding which animal slippers would be best for your child, because of the diversity of the different price ranges, features, designs, colors, and types you will find. It’s in actuality no shock that a lot of people discover it difficult to settle on merely one pair.

    This short article will help you from being to confused and make it simple to choose animal slippers that are ideal for your kids.

    Most likely the best thing to begin with to support you in determining novelty slippers in your children that they will love is to think about what they love. Do they like prehistoric animals or elephants? Maybe they have a much loved cartoon character or movie character? Possibly they are fond of horses.

    While answering the question concerning what they like you must also take the gender of the child into consideration. The idea is to pick animal Slippers for the individual youngster, not only kids in general.

    When you are picking out these humorous slippers for your kids you have to also pay particular attention to the size. Various animal slippers come in standard sizings such as “Small”, “Medium”, “Large”, however at the time you verify the attached tag you’ll notice additional information in regards to the size.

    For an instance in the event you discover that the manufactures tag suggests “Size Small 4-6”, a child that wears a shoes size of 4 to 6 will be able to wear the “Small” slippers. You need to take note of adding an additional size possibly to the animal slippers as they appear to be more bulkier than the rest of your standard slippers.

    Keep in mind that when deciding on humorous animal slippers meant for children, it is essential to check their level of slip resistance. Young children are known to be able to walk from one area to another at the speed of lightning.

    If you happen to pick a childs slipper without a non-slip resistant bottom, there’s a excellent risk that they may well fall or even slip. Because this could result in injury, pick out only slippers that are slip resistant. If you take in consideration the hints that you’ve learned in this guide, you can rapidly narrow down your picks and you will be able to make a decision on which pair of animal slippers designed for your little one.