31 January 2013

Your Cat's First Month at Home

After a few days in your home, your cat will likely start settling into new surroundings. It's time to start thinking about long-term care and making sure you're prepared for a long, happy life together. Here are some basics to get you started in the first month.

30 January 2013

Dog's Life at Luxury Hotels

Today's upscale hotels have gone to the dogs. Hotels including the Four Seasons, Loews, W Hotel, Hotel Monaco and the Starwood chain are now warmly welcoming-and even wooing-travelers with pets. They understand that many people consider their canine companions to be members of the family, and won't travel anywhere without them. They also understand that opening their doors to four-legged guests can generate huge revenues.

29 January 2013

Luxury Hotels for Cats

Are you treating yourself to a relaxing vacation that consists of beautiful scenery, daily pampering sessions and delicious meals? Why not treat your beloved cat to the same experience?

28 January 2013

Most Expensive Dog Breeds in the World

A dog is a man’s best friend. It is loyal, affectionate and always happy to see you when you get home from school or work. We treat them with a lot of love and care and we make sure they always get the latest vaccinations and medications. We even give them human names, like Bella, Max, Buddy, Cooper, Duke or Lola.

27 January 2013

Most Expensive Cats In The World

A dog is a man’s best friend, but cats certainly are not that far behind. Cats actually make good pets as well, because of their independent nature and general cleanliness. It is now the most popular pet in the world.

26 January 2013

Get Your Child Ready for a Pet

Every time your child spots a dog or a cat, does he start asking you in his/her sweetest voice, “Mommy, please can we have a pet?” Well, getting a pet is very easy, but keeping the pet and taking care of it every moment is what requires a lot of time, patience and responsibility. So is your child ready for that? If not, how can you ensure that your kid is ready to have a pet? Here are few tips on how to get your kid ready to have a pet.

25 January 2013

Dog Problems and How You Can Remedy Them ?

There are many problems you might deal with your dog.
If you feel your dog has a problem then listed are the top ten behavior problems. There are ways to overcome these problems with your dog.

24 January 2013

House Cat Problems

Are you sick and tired of your house cat problems, such as your cat being generally disobedient, your cat being over-aggressive, marking his territory with urine or droppings, getting into trash, jumping up on the counter, scratching, not properly housetrained

23 January 2013

Why Dogs Are Better than Men

Man is the wildest beast existing on our planet. Men are capable of actions and emotions that are fearful and almost impossible to fathom. Sometimes they can be so deceitful and sly that you feel why are they even called beasts when beasts are so tame in comparison? Here are 6 reasons that make you wonder why dogs are better than men.

22 January 2013

Fun Facts About Cats

Many people love to keep a cat as pet. Having cats as pet can make a person experience some interesting and funny moments. Let us look at some fun facts about cats.

1. Cats can make different sounds, which can amaze anyone. Different breeds of cat can make up to 100 different vocal sounds, isn’t that interesting? Cats can also change their voice unlike dogs.

21 January 2013

Underwater Photos of Dogs wooow

(Awesome Images!)

19 January 2013

Myths About Dogs

Not many people are aware of dog myths. There are some age-old myths about dogs, which will really amaze you. Let us know about those myths, continue reading.
1. Dogs when happy wag their tails
This is an age-old myth. People believe that when a dog is happy, it wags its tail. But, nobody knows that a dog when gets aggressive also wags its tail. This totally depends on the behavior and situation.

18 January 2013

Myths About Cats

Crossing or walking after a black cat crosses your way is a bad omen! This is a common myth, which is quite famous and people believe in it. Let us see some other common myths about cats.

17 January 2013

7 Things You Didn’t Know about Dogs

Many of you may have pet dogs. You treat them like your family members, take them for a walk, play and cuddle them, feed them, etc. They guard you and your home. You give them the same love and affection as you give to your close ones. In spite of all this there a several things you may not know about dogs. Few are listed below:

16 January 2013

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Cats

As owners of pet cats or kittens, or even as laymen, below are certain facts which you may have not known about cats.
1. The Extra finger
Cats have a sixth finger called the carpal pad on the inside of their wrists of the front paws. It does not aid them while walking but is used while jumping about here and there. A fit and healthy cat can jump up to 5 times its own height. Some cats tend to jump up just before an earthquake as they feel the vibration through their sensitive pads.

15 January 2013

6 Reasons Why Dogs are Better Than Cats

Dogs and cats have been at loggerheads since a long time, and the world can be conveniently divided into cat people and dog people. While both have their good and bad aspects, we are highlighting the positives of canines through this list, that make them a little better than the felines.

14 January 2013

Smart Types of Dogs Are Becoming More Popular

Although some people will try to find the solution through aggression, there is a better one. Training is the obvious one but it will take time, effort and money. Another solution is the selection of a type of dog that is simply smarter. This is a dog that will understand your needs faster and act accordingly.

13 January 2013

Smart Cats... How ?

Nevertheless, as early as the 1920's, researchers found that cats can learn complex tasks, especially if the reward is food. And in highly structured tests of learning ability, cats often outperformed dogs in the ability to master conceptual problems. In the 1950's, animal behaviorist J. M. Warren at Pennsylvania State University at University Park described the cat's ability to master "oddity learning" in which the animal is shown three objects and is rewarded for selecting the one that is most unlike the other two.

12 January 2013

Why do dogs wag their tails?

Science is always providing new information that allows us to interpret the behaviors of dogs, or to reinterpret behaviors which we thought we understood very well-such as the meaning of a dog's tail wagging.
Perhaps the most common misinterpretation of dogs is the myth that a dog wagging its tail is happy and friendly. While some wags are indeed associated with happiness, others can mean fear, insecurity, a social challenge or even a warning that if you approach, you are apt to be bitten.

11 January 2013

Cat's tail moving

Reading a cat's tail movements is very important to any cat lover, as it allows us to understand what they need to communicate. Cats are often considered arrogant, aloof pets. This reputation is undeserved in most cases. It is much more likely we do not recognize how the cat is communicating with us. Knowing how to read your cat's tail movements can make all the difference in the world. Suddenly, that "arrogant" cat becomes a funny, and engaging creature.

10 January 2013

Dog And Cat Relationships

Making Them Work:
We’ve all heard the phrase “fighting like cats and dogs,” mainly to describe two animals (or humans, for that matter) that are always at odds with each other. However, relationships between cats and dogs are possible, depending on their personalities and their owners’ patience and understanding. And while the initial introductory period can be tricky, this unique relationship can be quite rewarding both species.

9 January 2013

Characteristics of right Dog

Your kids have been asking for a puppy and you think they are old enough to help take on the responsibility of a dog. What breed is right for you? You need to learn about the characteristics of dogs and which ones fit your own family's personalities.
Characteristics to Consider
There are a number of characteristics to look for when deciding on what breed of dog you want to bring home. Most people only look to see if the puppy or dog is playful. You also have to consider is the dog you pick going to be dominant or submissive or somewhere in between?

8 January 2013

Cat the amazing Body

We know that cats are amazing creatures but here are some interesting facts about its body.
The skeleton of your cat is strong and light, specifically designed for speed and hunting. The neck is extremely flexible, allowing a wide range of movement that you and I can only dream about. The tail bones are joined by complex small muscles and tendons which gives it a wide range of movement. The tail is also used to help with balance, especially when the cat is walking on the top of fences or other small areas. The tail can also be a indicator of the cat's mood. The skeletal system is designed to support the weight of the body while protecting the internal organs.

7 January 2013

For How Long Will My Dog Live?

Your dog will give you be best of his life if you give him the best to live. It is very difficult saying good-bye to your dog in the end, as they have become part of the family and in most houses treated like a family member. You end up asking yourself if there was any thing more you could have done to prolong or make their life on earth better.
So how long do dogs live, and how can we prolong their lives?
Any veterinarian will tell you that generally smaller dogs will always out live bigger dogs. On average a small to medium dog of around 5-10kg can easily live to around 16 years.

6 January 2013

How long do cats live ?

Like humans, a cat goes through various life stages. The different stages are much shorter than a human due to a cat's life span.
During the first few weeks after birth, a kitten will gain 3 ounces a week. Its main source of nourishment is its mother's milk. The mother will keep it warm and clean, licking it from head to toe. At 3 weeks, the kitten will be able to stand, eat solid food and use a litter box. At 4 weeks, it will begin to walk and use its tail for balance. Soon after, it is jumping and climbing. At 6 weeks, it is fully weaned. Between 8 to 12 weeks, it can be separated from the litter completing most of its physical development.

5 January 2013

Four Stages of a Dog's Life

 With good care, sound genes, a bit of luck, and depending on size, the average dog lives from 12 - 15 years. Larger breeds such as Great Dane, Neapolitan Mastiff, St. Bernard, Irish Wolfhound most commonly have a 7-10 year life span. Smaller and toy breeds, such as Chihuahua, Poodles, and Yorkshire Terrier can live 16-20 years! Mid size dogs fall in the middle. Nonetheless, all dogs, no matter what breed, have four chapters to their life.
The four chapters in a dog's life are:

4 January 2013

Cat's Life Stages

Just like baby kittens grow extremely quickly, in a blink of an eye your kitten will turn into a young cat and when you look again, they'll be a full grown adult cat. Below are the major milestones in your cats life.
New Born Kittens
Kitten like most newborns are completely dependent on their mothers, they are born blind, at this stage they learn how to feed. After kitten's eyes have opened they will be keen to explore, by 4 weeks old they will be play fighting with the other kittens in the litter. Four weeks is a suitable age to teach the kitten how to use a litter box, if you're lucky you may find that the mother does this for you. It is at this age that the mother would supplement her kittens diet with small wild animals so begin weaning the kittens on to kitten food.

3 January 2013

Each of a dog’s senses

A big part of understanding your dog is understanding its senses and accepting that they are indeed different than humans. Both humans and dogs have the same three senses: sight, hearing and smelling, however while most humans communicate by hearing, seeing, and then smelling, dogs primarily communicate by smelling, seeing and lastly hearing. Dogs also have a universal sense which humans do not have, where they can feel the energy (emotions) of the other beings around them.
The statistics below will vary slightly with different types of breeds, for example a sight hound may have slightly better vision and a coonhound type of dog may have a slightly better sense of smell than other types.
Let’s take a look at each of a dog’s senses.

2 January 2013

Cat Sensations

We understand the world around us through our five senses and so do our cats. Using sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch, we observe, learn, navigate, and experience. Your cat's senses evolved from those of the wild cat, a long line of hunters and predators, and are designed for the purpose of stalking, hunting and killing. Almost all of your cat's five senses have heightened ability when compared to humans. So, how do we stack up, sense wise, to our feline companions? A cat's vision is superior at night to ours but inferior in daylight. Cats have a slightly larger field of view than humans. We have a similar range of hearing at low frequencies, but cats can hear much higher-pitched sounds.

1 January 2013

Classification of Dogs by Type

Dogs come not only in different breeds (there are hundreds if not thousands of breeds of dog), but different types as well. And no, not "big and little" or "short hair or long haired", although those occasionally play a part in how the animal will be classified. The type of dog is determined on what the dog will be used for. The two main types of dog are working dogs and non-working dogs, but these are split into several categories, each with their own subcategories.