As adorable and innocent-looking as kittens are, they require a lot of patience and nurturing to ensure they don't bite or scratch you while playing. This is inevitable because many pet owners must still learn their cat's temperament and when they have had enough play. They will also be teething, which can become irritating and putting something in their mouth is the only way to scratch that itch. Training a cat to stop these behaviours is important at an early age, and with the following tips you can ensure your kitten grows up to be a good-natured cat:
We know that it takes a lot of responsibility to take care of an unconventional pet, and there are a lot of risks associated with it, but ownership of exotic pets is still on the rise. Owning reptiles, large cats, and even chimpanzees requires a lot of effort, and must be thought out carefully. This is because you may not just be putting your life at risk by keeping a dangerous pet, but endangering its life as well.
In a previous article we talked about the psychological benefits of having pets at home, but it doesn't end there. Pets can also be good for your health too!
Any pet owner would understand the feeling one has when their beloved pet dies. The inexplicable grief, the overwhelming sadness, the emptiness within and maybe even regret that they could not save them. Researchers have associated the reaction and feelings a person experiences similar to when a human family member dies. The sense of loss could even be more pronounced for people who live alone and rely on their pet for companionship. As more and more people adopt pets, the argument over whether owners should be given compassionate/bereavement leave if their pet dies has steadily gained strength.
This week we check out the dashing, prestigious yet sweet Maine Coone for our pet profile! These cats are considered the Big Friendly Giants of the cat world.
For any person who has owned a pet there is a time when you fear you may have lost them. You call and call them to come from their intricate hiding place in the yard/street/house... unfortunately they do not seem to appear! You freak out even more and start scouring the neighbourhood for your treasured pet. You may be lucky and your pet pops up again a few hours later unscatched. Or they are located by a friendly neighbour/vet in the area who contact you to say they have your missing pet. Other times... something more sinister may have occurred.. such as your pet has indeed fled the coop or been kidnapped (it happens). To help keep a watchful eye on your pet, RSPCA has developed a Pet GPS Tracking system called the TrakaPet! You'll now be able to locate your pet anywhere at anytime.