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Amazing Facts About The Nose Of Dogs

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Dogs are known for their keen sense of smell. This can be attributed to the millions of scent-analyzing cells that line their nasal passages. Dogs use their sense of smell, hearing, and vision to learn as much as they can about anything that they encounter in their surroundings.

However, the sensitivity of their sense of hearing varies between breeds. The level of olfactory sensitivity depends to a large extent on the number of scent-analyzing cells that the dog possesses as well as the physical conformation of their nose and nasal passages.

A dog is able to differentiate between different types of scents to help them identify people, places, or things. This particular physical attribute makes many breeds of dogs particularly useful in police work such as in search and rescue work, as well as in explosive and contraband detection. For more details visit your local Animal hospital.

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A Few Good Reasons to Let Your Dog Sleep With You

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Many people would recommend keeping your dog out of the bedroom. There’s no doubt it can have some benefits, especially if you’re a light sleeper or your pooch is a bit restless at night. However, there are also a couple of good reasons why you might want to let your pet sleep with you instead of shutting the door.

Comfort

For some people, sleeping with a pet provides a lot of comfort. A professional vet finds that this is especially the case for people who live and sleep alone.

In the winter, your dog can act as a living heater, keeping your body warmer than if he wasn’t in bed with you. Snuggling a furry companion can help some people feel less lonely, which helps them fall asleep faster at night too.

Protection

One of the big reasons why people sleep with their dogs is for protection. Even if your pet sleeps in a separate bed on the floor, he can bark and alert you to a potential intruder. If your canine companion is properly trained, he may even be able to protect you if the intruder enters your bedroom.

Not only can sleeping with your dog help you in the moment, he can also put your mind at ease. If you hear a noise downstairs and you wonder what might be causing the ruckus, one look at your canine companion can reassure you that everything is fine. If he doesn’t seem to be bothered by the noise, there’s no reason for you to be bothered by it either.

Building a better relationship

Not only can your dog help you feel more comfortable and provide you with protection from intruders, sleeping with your pooch can help strengthen your relationship.

Dogs are den animals. They’re used to sleeping in groups. By sleeping with your pet, you can solidify your family unit. It can also help establish you as the pack leader, which can make training a lot easier.

Another good reason to sleep with your dog? He’d really enjoy curling up with you! If you’re struggling to fall asleep with your pooch in the bed, but you’d like to sleep together, give your vet a call. They can provide you with tips to make sure you both get a good night’s rest. For more details visit your local Animal health care.

Pet Reptiles for Kids

reptilechild4.jpgMany pet owners have reservations about having reptiles as pets for kids. Actually, there are species of reptiles that can make ideal pets for children, as long as the right approach is carried out. More often than not, many potential pet owners buy pet reptiles on impulse, without giving any thought as to whether the reptile can fit in their lifestyle or whether they can meet their pet’s needs, even the most basic ones.

Here are important things to chew on carefully if you are thinking of getting a pet reptile for your kids:

Many types of reptiles can live for longer than 10 years. Will your 10-year old still want that pet tortoise when he is 18 years old?

Before getting a pet reptile, you should try to learn as much as you can about their needs, including their lifespan. You should also sit down with your kid so you can talk about whether he is ready to commit to the reptile’s care for its entire lifetime.

Know how big the reptile will be when full grown. A cute baby reptile can grow really big. Some outgrow their enclosures and their owners are unable to get a bigger one so they have no choice but to turn over their pets to the animal shelter or give them to people who are willing to take care of the reptile. Learn more visit your local veterinanian care.

Tips For A Smoother Transition For A New Kitty

HP_PCC_md_0047_kitten15.jpgWhen a kitten has just been weaned and separated from his mother and littermates, and brought to his forever home, he is bombarded with everything strange and new. Being placed in a crate, the journey, meeting new people, hearing, feeling and seeing new sights and sounds can certainly be unnerving. Indeed, the transition process can be very stressful.

Making the right preparations well ahead of time and not rushing the introductions can go a long way in making your new kitten’s transition into a new household easier.

All kitty essentials such as litter box and scooper, scratching post, kitty bed, toys, food and water dishes, kitty bed and a cat crate should already be in place a few days before your kitty’s arrival.

Make sure to ask the shelter or breeder what food the kitten is being given and the type of litter being used so you can buy it beforehand. As much as possible, avoid getting a new type or brand of cat litter and pet food. You may, however, choose to switch to another brand later on when your pet has fully adjusted to his new home. For more details visit your local Animal hospital.

Essential Fatty Acids And Other Nutritional Supplements for Cats

shutterstock_8552161-main.jpgCats that have been diagnosed with specific health problems are often prescribed dietary and vitamin supplements that they have to take daily. Most cats don’t really need nutritional supplements, however, if you want to know if your pet still needs additional supplements, you can consult with a vet.

Essential fatty acids (EFAs) and digestive enzymes are some of the popular dietary supplements being given to cats. Cats suffering from dry skin and hair can benefit from fish oil supplements that are given on a daily basis. This is also true with allergic dermatitis. Omega-3 fatty acids are known to exert positive effects on various health problems including cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, arthritis, and autoimmune disorders.

Cats suffering from digestive problems can benefit from probiotics and digestive enzymes.

Your vet may recommend a supplement if your cat food contains only the minimum daily requirement of essential fatty acids. For more details visit your local Animal Health Care.