Wednesday, February 21, 2018

How To Make Your MINI HUSKY'S Homecoming Fun And Stress-Free

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Alaskan Klee Kai (mini Husky)  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Adding a new four-legged family member can bring a lot of fun and excitement to it. It can also bring a lot of stress and frustration, especially if a new canine companion is exhibiting unwanted behaviors. Here are some tips that you can use to make sure that the first few days your mini husky spends with your family are as calm, relaxed, and enjoyable as possible.

One thing you need to learn is the breed itself. Many people make the mistake of thinking that because these dogs are smaller than Siberian or Alaskan huskies that they need less care or exercise. This is a mistake. In fact, these diminutive canines need just as much exercise and attention as their full-size counterparts.

The problem with these dogs is that when they do not get regular chances to burn off energy, they can end up becoming hyper and anxious. This can lead to other negative actions and behaviors. You may want to consider choosing a home or apartment where there is access to a fenced yard so that your new pup can roam and burn off steam.

If you find that your new puppy seems anxious or upset, there is a good reason for this. Remember that everything about the dog's world has changed. He or she no longer has littermates around them. They are getting to know you just like you are getting to know them. It can be helpful to have a product such as a pheromone product on hand. This help relax a new dog and may make the transition into your family easier and more stress-free.

You also need to remember that puppies experience everything with their mouths. They will also be teething and this means that they will be apt to chew anything they can get their teeth on. If you want to be successful at training them not to chew, make sure that you have toys that the dog can use to work out their chewing urges on. Then make sure you are watching them and are on hand to quickly correct any unwanted chewing sessions.

Another thing to think about is a crate. This can help keep your new dog from getting into things while you are not around to watch them. You should also choose bowls that the dog can eat or drink out of easily. Grooming tools can help you keep your dog looking its best as well.



If you are considering grooming tools, you may want to speak to a professional before buying anything. You should buy a good quality brush as well as a pair of canine nail clippers. By trimming nails frequently, you will get your dog used to having its feet touched and keep its nails in good form. Brushes can help keep this breed's coat from tangling and it will keep looking its best.

Remember that there will always be an adjustment period when bringing home any new canine companion. By making sure you are prepared for its arrival you can increase the chance that your dog will become comfortable and settle in quickly and easily.


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Monday, February 19, 2018

The HIMALAYAN CAT - A Hybrid Breed?

Himalayan Cat
Photo by Joseph.Morris
When you first lay eyes on a Himalayan cat, it is pretty tough not to fall in love with it. After all, how could you not? The short bodies, sweet attitude, and colorful blue eyes all contribute to making a Himalayan an eye-catching breed. Such cats can certainly bring a smile to the eyes of their owners and this is a good thing. One of the odder facets associated with this cat, however, it the confusion surrounding what type of breed it is. Various cat associations even possess different perspectives on the breed.


The American Cat Fancier Association has opted to designate the Himalayan cat as a unique breed all its own. Yet, the members of the International Cat Fancier Association reneged its agreement on this designation sometime in the 1980s. Basically, they reclassified the Himalayan as a variety of the Persian cat. The confusion regarding this breed further expanded when the International Cat Association decided to label the Himalayan as a version of the Siamese cat. Which one of these organizations is correct? Are Himalayans Siamese cats or Persian cats? The truth will depend on your own perspective since all of these cat associations are correct to a degree.

The Himalayan cat was first bred in the 1930s by Dr. Clyde Keller of the Harvard Medical school and a cat breeder by the name of Virginia Cobb. The two decided to breed Persian and Siamese cats together because they wished to develop a new cat breed that had the long hair of a Persian along with the eyes and markings of a Siamese. After several years of tries, they were eventually successful.

The cat that is now known as the Himalayan maintains the short body and legs of the Persian. It also has the many color points of the Siamese as well their blue eyes. The show quality Himalayans also maintains a flat face and a snub nose of the Persian. However, there are a great many Himalayan owners that do prefer the longer nosed doll faces look on their pets.

If there was one fact that all the owners of the breed would agree upon it would be the fact that Himalayans are high people oriented. They truly do enjoy being with their owners as opposed to being off on their own. Yes, these cats are known for being very playful and even enjoy playing catch. But, they are also known for their love of lap time and being brushed and petted. Actually, brushing these cats is very important because it ensures their long coats remain beautiful.





One thing that separates the Himalayan different from the various other cat breeds is that the Himalayans will not jump all over the house in a hyperactive manner. Himalayan cats have a tendency to be a lot calmer. They enjoy living in households which are equally calm. You could sit down in your home with a Himalayan in residence and be sure that your cat will be jumping on your lap in a relatively quick manner. These are cats that LOVE people and they assume all people will reciprocate the love as well.

Once again, Himalayans make for excellent pets and all owners of these breeds will tell you of such a fact. It does not matter what designation the Cat associations provide for these felines. The Himalayan remains an outstanding breed and a wonderful cat to own.



Sunday, February 18, 2018

Skin Disorders in Cats

Eosinophilic granuloma in a cat - Photo: Wikimedia
Most cats are covered with a thick, protective fur. This makes it extremely difficult to tell if a cat has a skin problem before it becomes extreme. It is important to take time on a regular basis to examine your cat’s skin closely for anything that may be wrong.

Run your hand gently over his body and explore the skin for any unusual patches. If you find any, part the fur by brushing it slightly, so that you can see beneath the fur and have a better look at the skin. If you do this often enough and understand your cat’s body, you should be able to spot any irregularity easily. You will learn to know what looks normal and what doesn’t.

Cheyletiellosis is a skin disorder in cats is caused by skin mites and is particularly contagious between cats as well as humans. In cats, the symptoms are itching and it usually results in heavy scaling and flaking of the skin, which is why Cheyletiellosis in cats is often known as “walking dandruff”. This skin condition is usually not deadly and can be easily treated with the right medication once the condition has been diagnosed and confirmed.

Alopecia is a skin disorder in cats that will cause hair loss due to endocrine disturbances, localized infections, or generalized illnesses. The condition can also be a result of stress. The symptoms included bald patches on the skin and can be accompanied by a reddened or inflamed skin. Not a deadly skin disease, and with proper treatment, the fur would most likely grow back. 

While most skin conditions are caused by allergies to food and pesticides bite and can be easily managed and treated, early detection is still important. A few minutes each day could very well prevent days of discomfort later.


Saturday, February 17, 2018

ALASKAN MALAMUTE - The Nordic Sled Dog

English: Alaskan Malamute "Inu" in N...
Alaskan Malamute "Inu" in Norway. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The Alaskan Malamute is a medium-large to large dog that weighs between 70-95 pounds and measures up to 25". They are best known as sled dogs and are used to hard work. They ideal for cold climates or homes that will keep them cool and hydrated in hot summers. The Alaskan Malamute has a thick, coarse outer coat and wooly, dense undercoat. They are dressed for cold weather. If you own an Alaskan Malamute and live in a warmer climate, you need to make sure that they have a place to get out of the sun and plenty of water.

They come in a variety of colors including solid white, shadings of light to medium gray, black, sable, and red. In animals with shadings, parts of legs, feet, the underbody, and part of face markings are predominantly white. The AKC does not recognize any other solid colors than white.

Alaskan Malamutes are independent, friendly and loyal. They are more active as puppies and tend to mellow when they get older. They are chewers, diggers, and explorers. If you don't want it played with then put it away. When your Alaskan Malamute is outside, make sure that they can't dig out of the yard or jump over the fence. They are not a good apartment, small home or city dogs. They love to be outside and need plenty of room to play. Because they are extremely playful as puppies, they would be better for older children until they become calmer. They work best with other animals and pets when they are socialized at a young age. They can be aggressive towards other dogs and can consider small animals prey. This is an ideal dog for a family home that allows plenty of outdoor time to play and explore

The breed dates back over 2000 years and is a native of Alaska. They were originally used as sled dogs by the Alaskan Malamute Eskimo tribe. In addition to a companion dog, the Alaskan Malamutes are still used as sled dogs for racing, exploration, and families living in arctic regions.

As hardworking sled dogs, they are important household pets for families living in cold, snow-covered areas and imperative to their way of life. If you are looking for an independent but loving companion, the Alaskan Malamute is a perfect dog for you.




Friday, February 16, 2018

ALASKAN HUSKY Puppy - Puppies of the World

Alaskan Husky Puppy - Puppies of the World