How to find dog parks in your area?

Owning a dog is one of the great pleasures of life.  Our dogs are part of our family.  They provide us with emotional support.  As part of process of owning a dog, we also need to take care of it and provide it with exercise and stimulation.  One of the best ways to do this is to take your pet to the dog park where they can interact with other dogs and exercise.

Its not hard to find a dog park near you.  They are all over the place.  If you are having a hard time finding one here, are some helpful tips.

  1. Ask your neighbors who have pets. They may know the best dog parks to go to around your area.
  2. Search on the internet. Nowadays each park is listed on the Internet is finding them is not hard to do.
  3. If you have time, take a walk with your dog and visit different parks and make an event out of it.  Just like you take the time to find a good restaurant, going to the dog park can be a similar experience.

After you find a good dog park for your pet, there are some things that you need to consider for their safety.  Make sure the park is fenced in so that you pet can play without a leash on.  Make sure the location of the park is safe from traffic. Having a pet is like having a child, you need to take good care of them and give all of their needs as they see you as their parents and trust you as well.

How to care for your cat after a bee sting.

Occasionally pets are very curious creatures who like to chase and explore things sometimes resulting in an unfriendly encounter with bees, wasps, and other stinging insects. Bees commonly sting the face causing facial swelling.


 

 

Steps

1.Remove the stinger by scraping it with a credit card or the edge of a fingernail file
2.Give an average-sized cat (e.g., 10 pounds) 2 mg of Benadryl® every 12 hours
3.If there is still pain and/or swelling following removal of the stinger, apply a coldpack (wrapped in a towel) for 1-2 minutes to the site.
4.If the sting is in a sparse area from fur apply a paste of 1 tablespoon baking soda and water and dab it on the swelling
5.If the sting is in the mouth offer ice cubes for her to lick or a bowl of ice water for her to drink.
6.If your cat has been stung on the tongue or inside the mouth, seek veterinary attention immediately.

Warnings

DO NOT apply ice directly make sure it is wrapped in a cloth before applying to the sting bite. Seek immediate veterinary care if your pet develops signs of severe allergic reaction such as: hives, severe facial swelling, breathing difficulties, vomiting & shock

Symptoms

Facial Swelling
Pawing at the Mouth or Face
Redness
Head Shaking
Itching
Licking at the Sting Site
Pain

Basic Rules for Crate Training your Puppy !!

Your puppy must be in his crate WHENEVER he is not eating, drinking, relieving himself, or being actively played with and supervised. Basically when your puppy is sleeping.

Here’s a sample crate-training schedule: puppy goes in the crate for a couple of hours (he’ll sleep during most of this time), then out for a toilet session, a meal, playtime of one or two hours. Then it’s time for another toilet call, and back in the crate for another sleep (should last about two to four hours).

How Come Crate Training Works So Well?

Dogs and puppies will not willingly soil where they sleep. Your puppy sleeps in his crate, and is there WHENEVER you are not able to actively supervise him (for no longer than three hours at a time, or up to four hours if he’s still sleeping). Crate training works only because it removes your puppy’s opportunity to sneak off and relieve himself when you’re not looking – this is because he’ll be under your constant supervision whenever he’s not in his crate. And when he’s in his crate, he won’t go to the toilet, because he sleeps there. That’s why the crate must be a snug fit: if it’s too large, he might be able to use part of it as a toilet without it disturbing his sleep, in a far-off corner. If you have a big crate, section part of it off so he can’t do this.

During housetraining, you must also provide positive reinforcement whenever your puppy or dog relieves himself outside – as soon as he starts to urinate or defecate, praise him (quietly, though; you don’t want to startle him out of finishing). Conversely, you can also provide negative reinforcement in the form of verbal ’interruptions’ when the dog is caught relieving himself inside. Please note that you must actually catch him in the act, not afterwards – even by a few seconds. Dogs don’t understand the concept of time like humans do, and so being reprimanded for an action that’s taken place in the past will confuse your dog and upset him unnecessarily, as well as accomplishing exactly nothing as far as housetraining goes. Give hime a treat as a reward for being a good dog.

With love and patience your puppy will be house broken in no time !

Just please remember:  If he has an accident, do NOT rebuke him unless you actually catch him mid-squat.Make sure you’re super-vigilant. 

 

Pet forum advice

So you just got your new addition to the family and brought her home. It’s the family’s first pet and it’s happily wagging its tail and jumping all over your children. The family loves it but it keeps chewing the carpet or it won’t be toilet trained no matter how hard you try. It is still the same little pup you brought home over three months ago now but you’re at your wits end trying to house train it. What do you try now?

Pet Forums

You can turn to other dog owners and your local Vet for advice but they are not always on hand for simple training questions. Forums however, are available all the time and they are available for everything you can imagine. There are technical forums for pc help and household appliances. There are media forums, gaming forums, even child care forums along with a multitude of others out there on the internet just waiting to be found, so why not a Pet Forum.

What’s in a Pet Forum?

Like any other Forum there are people who work in the business, specialists if you like, you also get students studying the field wishing to share their knowledge and then there are people like you and me in there, just looking for advice on what to do in a certain scenario. There are answers in a Forum of any kind. The best thing about a Forum is you do not always have to be the person that asks the question, many people are in the same predicament and will have asked the basics before you.

  • How do I train my dog to heel?
  • My dog won’t eat “this type of food” what should I buy it instead?
  • My dog won’t stop chewing the carpet how do I stop her from doing that?

Many other questions you have may be there already with answers from many respondents. The great thing about Forums is that you may start out as the learner but you can then pass your learning’s to other people and become the expert.

Using a Pet Forum

When using a Pet Forum check the question has not already been asked at the main bulletin page. If it has not been asked start your own query by creating a new “thread” (Question) and be specific. What breed do you have? How old is she? How long have you had her? What do you feed her? It is of course dependent on the question but for instance if you have a smaller type of dog like a jack Russell it’s important to state it’s a Jack Russell for chewing issues because they are known breeds for this type of behavior or if it’s a food question the breed comes in useful so as the people answering your question know you only have a small dog so mixers may not be helpful in some cases. Whatever your question, be as specific as possible and you are sure to get the right answer.

Cute puppy

I ran into this priceless photo today.  I don’t know if it’s a male or female puppy but the picture is just so cute.  If only he or she could stay like this forever.  Either way I think all you pet lovers would agree with me that this dog is irresistible.

Hello Pet Lovers!

Welcome to Pet Lovers Forum! A place where you can find social media websites and chat form catering to pet lovers.  As a pet lover, we all want to communicate with follow pet lovers.  So the aim of this website is to put pet lovers together so that they can share their pictures, pet grooming tips, and pet related information with each other.