Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Vintage Collection - Dogs (4)

Otter Hounds



Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Advantages Of Alternatives To ELIZABETHAN COLLAR

As a pet owner, you have to be able to do everything for your buddy even if that means that you have to consider replacing the cone of shame. When that happens, then you could have the benefits below. So, be able to do this not only for the canine that you love the most but for yourself as well.

To begin with, you will be away from the curious stares of strangers. With the right alternatives to Elizabethan collar, you shall no longer be drawing attention everywhere you go. You shall have that privacy which you have always been craving to achieve during the past few weeks and that could be a great gift to yourself.

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They are going to be very flexible. That means that your dogs would still have the freedom to move their neck. In that way, they would not look awkward in front of a lot of people and this cannot cause any tarnish in your reputation. So, simply do what is needed to be done in here since that is for your own good.

These products have a foam inside them. That signifies that they will not be a torture to your animals. On the contrary, they shall be an essential part in this recovery of your canines and this is what is vital as of the moment. You are not allowed to lose sight of that goal as you move along the way.

You would provide safety for your dog as well. The new collar can prevent it from running into sharp objects. So, it is perfectly safe for you to leave them at home as you head off to work. When that happens, then you can still have a normal life which is very important in here in the least.

You even have nothing to complain about the size. You can just bring your pet along when you are shopping and the attendant in the store will measure it up. Thus, go ahead and make this happen while you still have the time of the day because of your busy schedule. This is the right flow in here.

Your dog would feel normal and that can really help in its recovery. As you can see, everything is starting to fall into place. When that happens, then you shall be able to do the usual morning rounds with your buddy and nothing can get any better than that.

Everything can be washed by a washing machine. This indicates that your life is still yours to have. So, go ahead and be sure that everything is going fine with the machine. When that happens, then you can already seal the deal.

Overall, you just have to get the best out there. This would be for the good of your lifetime partner. Be a concerned pet owner and you shall reap the fruits of your hard labor. This is really the path that you have to be in right now.

    About the Author: Della Monroe



Monday, February 20, 2017

The Advantages Of The MICROCHIP For Your Pets

Every pet owner wants to keep his or her beloved cat or dog as safe as possible. You do everything you can do make sure your pet is well cared for and healthy. If you have an indoor pet, you may not think that keeping identification tags is important, but it is. What if your fuzzy feline accidentally slips out of the door at night and you search to no avail? What do you do, especially if your dog or cat has no identification? Placing a collar with an identification tag is important, but collars sometimes become lost.  When you consider the fact that many animal shelters only keep dogs and cats for seven days, you want to make sure that your pet is properly identified. That is where the microchip comes in handy. The microchip is the newest way to identify lost pets and helps ensure that your lost pooch or feline finds his or her way back home.

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Microchip Scanner (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The technology of the microchip has become so popular that most animal clinics and animal shelters have the ability to scan a cat or dog for microchip identification. If you opt for the microchip, you should know that it is a painless procedure for your pet. Your vet will insert a tiny microchip about the size of a grain of rice directly under your pet’s skin using a hypodermic needle. The microchip is usually placed behind the neck. The microchip contains special digital number that has been entered on a national microchip database. That information will give the person your contact information. When you pet is lost, a veterinarian or animal shelter can use a special scanner to retrieve the microchip information. It is that easy.

Pet owners love the idea of the microchip because it is permanent. You cannot remove the microchip and unlike a collar or tags, it cannot be lost or destroyed. This is one of the best features of pet microchip, especially for cats. If you place a collar on a cat, more than likely it will be a breakaway collar. If your cat climbs a tree, or is caught on something, the collar breaks off. If your cat does not have a microchip, it will be very difficult to identify your cat if it is found.

There are a few important things to remember about pet microchips. First, if your pet gets lost, you should never just sit back and wait for a call, even if your pet has a microchip. Not all veterinarians and shelters are equipped with this technology. You need to take the time to call around and place “lost pet” flyers around your neighborhood. In addition, you need to make sure you take the time to update your contact information should you move. It does little to no good to have your pet implanted with the microchip if the information on the national database is incorrect. Your veterinarian can give you information on how to update this information.

It is important to get your pet implanted with the microchip at a young age. Puppies can have the microchip at age six weeks. Even small breeds of dogs can handle this procedure. Kittens can also undergo this procedure at six weeks. The insertion of the microchip is not painful and feels like a regular vaccination shot. You can have your pet implanted with the microchip at your veterinarian office and can expect to pay between $30 and $50 for this service.

Chinese SHAR PEI Puppies - Watch Dogs Of The Far East

As the name tells us, these dogs originate from China. They have been part of farm life in China from time immemorial. Farmers used this dogs as guards against predators and perhaps as herding dogs as well, in some parts of the country. Chinese Shar Pei puppies will eventually grow into fairly large medium-sized dogs. They aren't huge but they certainly aren't teacups.

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My bonemouth Chinese Shar-Pei's first litter. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The average weight for a Shar Pei is right in the mid-range, 40 to 55 pounds. This weight class is about the middle weight size of all dog breeds.

If we were able to follow the genetic roots of this dog breed we would probably find that there are many different lineages and breeds that have contributed to the Shar Pei we know today. This is usually the case for medium sized dogs and it makes sense, because many different breeds and sizes of dog have intermixed for generations, causing for the majority of these dogs to fall into the middle weight range in our modern day.

If you've just bought a Chinese Shar Pei puppy and you're wondering about names, might we suggest a traditional Chinese name to honor the lineage. Or, you could give the dog a Chinese name and an English name too. Sure, we like that idea as well. One could be the full name and the other a nick name; have fun with it, pets are supposed to be fun and there are no set rules for naming your pet.

Shar Peis are natural watch dogs, that was their primary purpose as they were bred, so they will make a good guard dog for the home. But, they are also not an overly aggressive breed so they will be fine with children (other breeds like Dobermans and Terriers are not). These are great family dogs, and can adapt to any environment from the biggest city to the most remote village.



Unfortunately they are prone to several medical conditions, as all dogs are prone to certain ailments. With the Chinese Shar Pei you have to watch their thyroid levels and their kidneys. Those are their weak spots. You'll be fine if you simply take your dog to the veterinarian for their regular checkups.
This is especially important for dogs as they get older. This dog breed live until around the age of ten, so at the age of five will be considered middle aged, from here you'll need to keep an eye on their weight. If they put on weight, it could be a thyroid condition. Be on the lookout.

If you're interested in information about buying Chinese Shar Pei puppies there are many routes that you can take, however the best method that we have found is looking for Shar Pei owners and asking how and where they got their puppy. It can truly be a time saver.

    By Kevin Highfill
    My name is Kevin Highfill. Please visit my site at [http://www.online4pets.com/] to discover more information about Chinese Shar Pei puppies.
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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Chinese Dog - The CHOW CHOW

Chow Chow, XI International Dog Show in Kraków
Chow Chow (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It is believed that the origin of Chow Chow dog is in China. In his homeland, he is still used today as a daycare dog, as both houses of reed boats, and even as a delicacy in countries of other continents. The Chow is considered as a company dog. It has a very proud and reserved nature, which makes it become attached only to its owner. It always presents a clean coat and is easy to train, but is very difficult to live alone at home, because it has a great need for areas where it can be able to move.

The Chow Chow looks like major Nordic Spitz and still retains some features of him. For many centuries, is raised with care in China, where it is considered as a working dog. The many existing ancient witnesses tell us with certainty that their appearance has remained unchanged over time, and therefore maintain its ancestral characteristics of race. Its introduction in Europe is due to a British ambassador in Peking who gave a couple of these dogs to the Prince of Wales in 1880. Immediately, the race is spread fairly rapidly in England and were very numerous imports from China, to the point that in 1884 the English Kennel Club, the officially recognized.

It is a dog of strong constitution, good power and leonine appearance. The head is relatively strong and broad, with small eyes and dark, penetrating expression, whose apparent lack of eyebrows is due to the particular design of the folds. The trunk is very solid and powerful.

Height at the withers is minimum 45 inches.
Head: truffle large, broad and preferably black on sheets of white or cream can be clear, in blue or fawn, the color of the layer; snout of moderate width, eye width from the end; venture with scissors; skull flat and broad. Stop slightly marked.

Eyes: small, preferably almond shaped dark in color except blue dogs to lions, which can be clear.
Ears: small, thick, slightly rounded at the tip, carried stiffly erect, well spaced from each other.
Neck: strong, solid, slightly arched.

Forelimbs: perfectly straight, of moderate length and strong bones. Shoulders are muscular and sloping.

Body: chest wide and deep. Back is short, straight, strong, kidneys powerful.

Hindlimb: perfectly straight, well muscled. Hocks low.

Feet: small, round, compact.

Cola: high birth, carried well turned and resting on the rump.

Coat: plentiful, thick, smooth, straight, composed of relatively coarse outer hair and a touch soft, woolly undercoat.

Color: entirely black, red, blue (metallic blue), Ieonado, cream, and more rarely white. Stains are not allowed.

FOOD: nutritional needs in inactive adult specimen have been estimated between 1,250 and 1440 Kcal; daily ration of maintenance. His diet should be as rational as possible, with adequate protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals.



DAILY CARE: The Chow Chow is provided with a rich, thick hair and a soft undercoat, which need to be brushed daily. This operation is extremely important because it allows for good aeration of the undercoat, reducing the possibility of developing pathogen. The brush should be dipped in a disinfectant solution.

DISEASES: It is known that this race could have hereditary disease (myotonia and muscle hypertrophy).




Saturday, February 18, 2017

Using Flower Essences with CATS

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Waratah, australia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Are you are trying to integrate a new cat into your feline family?   Do your cats fight with each other?

 Is your new cat grieving its lost human companion who had to go into a nursing home?  Flower remedies or essences are helpful in many situations.  Choosing the right essences is facilitated by knowing what the animals are thinking and feeling.   As an Animal Communicator, I can gather this information and choose appropriate remedies.

Flower remedies are the vibrational patterns of flowers in liquid form.  Each flower's unique energy pattern models specific healthy emotional vibrations.  When the bio-electrical systems of the animal align with the model, not only may an animal's emotional state and behaviors change, but sometimes even physical illnesses will be helped to resolve.

One client had six cats and had rescued a seventh.  When she tried to integrate the new female, the cats fought and there was chaos.  A new cat will cause a shifting about of everyone's position in the group dynamic.  In this instance, the new cat was fairly dominant.  She was unwilling to come into the group at the bottom of the pecking order.  The currently dominant cat wasn't about to give up her position.  The other five cats had their various relationships and ranks, but now all positions were fluctuating.

First, I explained to each feline what was going on and why the person wanted to keep the new cat.  I also gathered information about how each cat felt about the new one and about their individual willingness to cooperate.  I talked to the new cat to get her perspective as well.  We all brainstormed for solutions that might help smooth out the process

Then I chose flower essences.  While continuing to use Rescue Remedy, I added Walnut to help each cat cope with a major life change; Quaking Grass, to help each cat's vibrations find harmony and flexibility in the group energy; Chicory for the one cat who tended to be jealous and manipulative; and Tiger Lily to reduce aggressive behavior during the shift.  In addition, I suggested that the client mist the house twice a day with some Rescue Remedy diluted in water, creating a calming atmosphere.  The human agreed not to behave in ways that showed favoritism towards the new cat.
The cats began to settle down quickly once they were on the essences.  Over a period of months, the new cat was integrated without anyone getting hurt.

Flower essences start working immediately, yet work gradually and gently.  Sometimes behaviors change quickly, but the essences should be given for several months to assure a sustained transformation.  Flower essences will not change someone's personality, although they can take the edge off of an extreme behavior.

Another client had a male Abyssinian cat who told me he was "a God" and who was beating up on the female cat in the family, a American Short Hair, because he felt she didn't "worship" him appropriately.  His person was astonished.    "Does he think my husband and I worship him?" she asked.  The Abyssinian answered, "Yes." He said that his people thought he was beautiful; they fed, petted and admired him as much as he wanted.  The female cat was sweet, but not very self- confident, especially as the male would swat at her each time she walked past him.



We set this goal:  to boost the female's confidence while lowering the male's aggressive tendencies.  For the male I chose Vine, for being domineering, inflexible, and a bully, combined with Beech, for intolerance, and Tiger Lily, for aggression.  For the female I chose Larch, to build self-confidence, combined with Centaury, for allowing oneself to be bullied.  As a result of the essences, the male cat stopped his aggressive behavior while the female no longer ran madly past him.  The situation resolved quickly because the right flower essences were used.   The male's beliefs about himself did not change; his concern about the female cat and his behaviors towards her did.

Flower essences can be used with most species, including mammals, reptiles, and birds.  They are non-invasive and do not conflict with prescribed medications.  If you are having a behavioral or emotional problem with an animal and you would like to try a holistic approach, consider using flower essences.  With the assistance of an Animal Communicator, you are more likely to hit on just the right combination, with the added benefit of understanding your animals' perspectives.   This helps achieve the desired results.

Author: Nedda Wittels