Monday, March 27, 2017


Puppy shedding might be a real problem. A lot of pets will shed their coats completely twice in a year's time. Once in the spring and once in the fall season. This is known as 'blowing off'. There's nothing you can do about this seasonal hassle other than to smile and tolerate it and prepare yourself.

Puppies which are frequently coming in and outside of the home will usually not develop as heavy a winter fur as the ones that spend almost all of their time outdoors. That being said the indoor outdoor canine will tend to shed more inconsistently than a canine that is always in the garden.

Lhasa Apso EL Minja's Aisha
Lhasa Apso EL Minja's Aisha (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Regular brushing of your puppy will surely assist. Use a hair brush which is able to get right down to the pet's skin. Just brushing the top certainly won't help. Do not be too abrasive, you do not want to hurt the animal's skin, but you do need to brush the under coat and eliminate as many loose hairs as possible. This won't help to handle the shedding but will certainly aid in reducing the possibility of your dog getting mats.

Brushing will in addition give you the chance to do a quick check of your dog. You need to make certain that the shedding isn't attributable to anything besides regular seasonal changes or just    normal hair loss. Abnormal shedding can be the result of a variety of different things you'll want to be familiar with. Pets may loose fur if they have a skin irritation. Irritations may be a result of anything from, unwanted organisms to allergies.

Dogs do have allergies. They can be allergic to everything from cleaning soap products to rug cleaning solutions. A few dogs sometimes loose fur if they've experienced a recent shock that could be brought on by anything from a move to a new person in the family.

If you see that your pet is losing hair in certain areas, and is appearing patchy you need to investigate. You should also be certain to look for any abnormal itching that your pet is doing. This might be an indicator that his epidermis is irritated and if left without treatment might cause sores along with fur loss.

Fur loss is something that every dog owner will need to deal with and while your pet is going through his regular seasonal hair loss, put a protective cover on your sofa and invest in the best vacuum. 

Sunday, March 26, 2017

A Basic Introduction to CAT EYE Care

The eyes of your feline friends have often been used on horror films. But if you are a pet owner, you will know that the cat's stare is really the opposite of what's being portrayed on films. That is why you have to know the importance of cat eye care.

A closeup of a cat's eye, showing green iris a...
A closeup of a cat's eye, showing green iris and dilated pupil. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I Love You

How do cats say these words? Through their eyes, of course. That is why you shouldn't be frightened by that gaze. How does this work? First, the cat stares at you for a long while. And after that, it blinks its eyes slowly. Some people tag this as a cat's kiss. But you can also say that this is your cat's way of saying that it loves you.

But how do you return the favor? Easy, just follow your cat's lead. Stare at it for a long time and then slowly blink your eyes. See? Cats' eyes can also be used as elements for romantic films.

Not a Third Eye

Don't believe the horror films you see. Cats don't have a third eye. Their eyesight is really sharper than with humans. Instead of a third eye, what cats have is a third eyelid. This is called a nictitating membrane.

This inner eyelid protects the eyes of the cats from harm and also from dryness. You will notice that when a cat is sick, this membrane will somewhat close. This should alarm you to call the vet or get your cat to them fast.

But this third eyelid will also show once a cat is happy. So you will know what mood your cat is in just by looking at the membrane.

The Pupil

Your feline friend's pupil of the eyes should also be observed. A change in size of one pupil can be an indication of an inflammation. It can also be a sign of a kind of a disorder in neurologic called Horner's Syndrome. Or worse, it can also indicate tumors or injuries in the central nervous system.

The Nocturnal Vision

Do not believe what others say that cats are color blind. They see some. They may not see  as clear as humans do, but it's not like that they cannot see any colors at all.

Cats can also see clearly from afar. It's very different from people. They find it blurry to be looking at things that are so close to them.

Yes, cats have the nocturnal vision. But they can't see in complete darkness. Do you see the muscles on their iris that surround the pupils of their eyes? They are constructed in a way that it narrows into a vertical split when they are exposed in the bright lights. And it opens fully when the acts are in a quite dim light.

This feature of the cats may be traced back to their roots. They can use such to hunt for food during the night if they were left out in the jungle or left with no one to care for them.

So forget about the horror flicks. You've already got the thrills. Not it's time to put some effort into cat eye care. Do not let a minor thing worsen. Call the vet immediately when something's amiss. You don't want your cat to lose their sight or even lose their lives. It is always better to be safe than blind.

Saturday, March 25, 2017


(Original Title: Curly-Coated Retriever - Dog Breeds)

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Curly Coated Retriever (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Group: Sporting
Weight: Male: 80-100, Female: 70-90 lbs
Height: Male: 25-27, Female: 23-25 inches

The Curly Coated Retriever has its origin in England and is one of the oldest dog breeds there is. English hunters favoured this breed, as they had very gentle retrieving abilities. This breed is particularly popular in Australia and in New Zealand. In the United States however they are fairly rare, and very difficult to get hold of.

Curly-Coated Retrievers are very content and easygoing dogs. They are very bright, and always keen on pleasing their owners. This breed was formerly used as hunting and gun dogs, and this makes them very trainable. These dogs are also late to mature, and will only reach full maturity after about 3 years. This breed will make a wonderful family, and they like to be close to the family.

The Curly-Coated Retriever likes to show affection, and also makes very good therapy dogs. Seeing that these dogs are so tolerant, they are the ideal dog to have around your children. The Curly-Coated Retriever will make a brilliant watchdog and will also protect the family wherever they can. It is important to socialise the Curly-Coated Retriever well when still young, as they can be fairly reserved toward strangers.

The grooming requirements for the Curly-Coated Retriever is not very time consuming. It is advised that the nails of these dogs should be trimmed, but only when it is necessary. The Curly-Coated Retriever should not be bathed excessively, and two or three times during the year should do. Too much bathing will strip their coats from the natural the oils. The Curly-Coated Retriever should not be rubbed down in order to get them dry, they should rather be left to air dry. The coat of the Curly-Coated Retriever will benefit from these dogs swimming and being out in the sun a lot.

It is vital for these dogs to receive proper training, as they can be very difficult puppies. The Curly-Coated Retriever should get enough physical and mental stimulation, as they tend to get bored very easily. This will in return then lead to destructive behavior. The Curly-Coated Retriever will also bark a lot when bored. These dogs should also be learned from a young age that jumping is not suitable.

Health problems
The Curly-Coated Retriever has a few health concerns potential owners should be aware of. Like many other breeds they have problems with hip dysplasia and cancer. They can also suffer from patterned baldness, bloat and cardiac problems. Epilepsy is also a concern in this breed from time to time.

Friday, March 24, 2017

SIBERIAN CATS - Prized Felines From Russia's Ancient Northeastern Wilderness

You may have heard of a place called Siberia in your history classes years ago. It's the place where Stalin sent millions to the gulags in order to "work". Not a pretty story from history, but Siberia is beautiful country nevertheless, beautiful and wild, and the native home of the great Siberian cats.

English: A 5m old silver mackerel siberian cat
A 5m old silver mackerel siberian cat (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Siberian cats are big. And, they are quite distinct looking with their rounded ears, large slanted eyes, and plumed tails. To many in North America they may looking decidedly Asiatic?

These big cats weigh around 15 to 20 pounds, which is definitely big for a cat. The only cats that are bigger would be maybe Maine Coon Cats and Norwegian Forest Cats (who are similar genetically to the Siberian).

Other unique features of the Siberian cat is their ability to jump great distances and their ultra thick coat of fur. These animals were born to survive in the frozen tundra wilderness and have developed, through long years of evolution, a double thick coat of fur. They have both an outer and an inner coat of fur which makes these cats virtually impervious to cold weather, they had to be in the deep, dark woods of the Siberian wild.

People may be wondering about the personality of the Siberian cat, well, in general they can be very friendly and attentive, and they are quite happy outdoors, especially in the winter, as should be no surprise. They thrive in cold weather climates, in fact, owning one in, say, Florida, is probably just not a good idea at all, some might even call it downright torture.

Siberians are loyal like dogs, and have similar qualities to many dogs not to other cats. You will not find the typical standoffish cat personality in most Siberians. They won't jump up and lick you in the face either, they are cats, but it's pretty amazing to see how dog-like these cats are. Some folks will love this quality and others might find it disturbingly un-cat-like. It's hard to say for certain who will gravitate towards these magical animals.

The coloring of these cats will vary a good deal because of a lot of interbreeding between different packs, both in the wild and with licensed breeders. The most common color will be a brown tabby color, but they can also be tortoiseshells (torties).

These are truly interesting cats to own because they are so strong and athletic, but again, some people will love them and others will want a more independent and less outgoing cat.

    By Kevin Highfill
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Thursday, March 23, 2017

SIBERIAN CAT - Cats of the World

Siberian Cat - Cats of the World