Sunday, July 19, 2009

Puppies for sale

Dogs are wonderful animals and the most faithful animals in the world. I love and adore them. I bought my puppy from a vet and Mac came to my home when he was just one month old. I still fondly remember that day. He came as my birthday gift. There are lots of puppies for sale outlets from where you can buy puppies that belong to various dog breeds. If you live in an apartment then small dogs are always preferred as it becomes easy to maintain. There are over 90 small dog breeds available. While choosing your dog, you must not always pick them solely based on "looks", or you could end up with a dog that does not behave the way you expected or does things you do not like.

If you have female dogs then you may want to consider finding stud dogs. Stud dogs help the female dogs to breed and imagine having many puppies of your favorite breed. Before buying any puppy, you must be clear with your requirements. Only then you can choose the right breed for your needs otherwise your ideas will not match the puppy you get. You can buy the puppies from website. You can also have a dog groomer who can groom your canine if you feel that you do not have enough time. This is very important because buying a puppy is very easy but maintaining, grooming and taking care of them is a big challenge and require lots of patience.

For my pet Labrador retriever, I ensure that a vet frequently visits him for de-worming, vaccination, etc. It is imperative that you do all these so that your pet is healthy always. For me Mac is like my younger brother. I really love him too much. He goes for regular walk every day and has been trained to do the basic actions like sit, stand, lie down, etc. So what are you waiting for? Just buy your pup now.

Monday, April 27, 2009


The below are the simple obedience the puppies must learn. I have taught them to Mac and he is good at it now. But there are other breeds that are aggressive and might not learn at your pace. You have to possess patience and ensure that they do it.

Sit: If your dog is lying on the floor, hold a treat above his head and slowly move it backwards while saying “sit”. Your puppy’s eyes (and eventually, body) will follow that treat’s movement backwards and he will end up in a sitting position. When he is in the sitting position, say “good sit!” and give him the treat.

Lie Down: This command it taught the opposite way that “sit” is taught. When your dog is sitting or standing up, hold a treat in front of his nose and slowly lower it to the ground. Your puppy’s eyes and body will follow this treat and he will eventually lie down. Do not give him the treat until his entire body is laying on the floor. When he is in this position, day “good lay down!” and give him the treat.

Stand: While your puppy is sitting or lying down, hold a treat in front of his nose and slowly pull it out away from him. This will urge him to come forward and he will naturally end up standing. When he is in the desired position, say “good stand!” and give him the treat.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Pets are adorable

I love pets and that is precisely the reason I opened up a website dedicated for pet dogs. It is our due responsibility to take care of our pets as they are dependent on us all the time. We take care of my pet meticulously and my dad grooms my pet dog every day and takes him out on long walks to keep him away from obesity. Proper vaccinations and regular checkups are mandatory. If you do not have pets and you love to know more about them then visit Pet Products Buying Guide section of website.

In the dog care buying guide you can see what are needed for a pet dog in your home. You will be amazed to see that their requirements are equal to ours. I have an important point to make about leashes and collars. I have always learnt that when you use collars for your dog, it should not be too tight that it chokes your pet nor should it be so loose that your pet dog can separate itself from it. This website is very useful and am sure you will benefit out of it. Just visit the website now for more information on pets and learn more about taking care of them.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Shifting home

Mac shifted home ..wait wait.. I just meant that my parents shifted home :). We are facing a weird problem. Mac is thinking that we would go back to the old house one day. He is not settling down in a place. To add to it, he does not eat well these days. Being a lab and a little plump, this boy finds it difficult to get up as we feel that his hind legs are weak.

It has been almost 3 months in the new home and he still feels unsettled. When my parents go out he barks non-stop. This has never been the case in the old house. We have left him alone for weeks when parents had to travel. He never used to create problems. Though he used to be sad that he is away from us, he still felt comfortable in the old home. This has not been the case in the new home. I just hope things get better and his feeling of jittery goes away.

Has anyone of you faced similar problems? If yes, do let me know how you overcame it.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Health Benefits of Pet Ownership

Studies show that owning a pet can promote heart health, lower anxiety and depression, increase your activity, and even exercise your brain. What's not to love?

If you're considering adopting a puppy, kitten, or other pet – or if you already own one – then you know about the companionship and fun pets add to your life. But in addition, owning a pet can boost your health.

Pets: the physical benefits

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, pets are good for cardiovascular health: Owning a pet can decrease your blood pressure and lower your cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Studies have also found that pet owners are more likely than people without pets to survive after hospitalization for a heart attack, and that owning a pet lowers anxiety and decreases feelings of loneliness and depression.

Pets also help keep their owners fit, since they increase opportunities for exercise and outdoor activities. In a study conducted by the University of Missouri in Columbia, researchers encouraged dog owners to walk their dog for 10 minutes three times a week, and gradually increase to 20 minutes five times a week over the course of a year. The dog walkers lost an average of 14 pounds.

The pet-human bond

Pets can increase the opportunity for socialization — they're a natural topic of conversation and offer a chance to connect with other pet lovers. "Having a pet increases your mental acuity," says Kelly Connolly, M.S., a companion-animals specialist with the Humane Society of the United States. "Remembering to walk and feed your pet exercises your brain, and it increases your sense of responsibility, which is important to people."

The emotional bond between an owner and a dog, cat, or other pet can be as intense as those between humans, and it may offer many of the same psychological benefits. Caring for an animal offers a sense of purpose and fulfillment. Many pet owners believe their pets express a range of emotions. Dr. Stephanie LaFarge, senior director of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Counseling Services, says it is "normal and natural to project human emotions onto animals, even if you know better."

Choosing the best pet for you

"Before you get a pet, decide honestly what you want in one," says LaFarge. Some people want to have a more active lifestyle, some desire companionship, and others are looking for protection. In any case, you as the owner should work to foster a genuine relationship with your pet. Take into account what you will be able to handle, in terms of time, attention, and activity. "Regardless of your age and abilities, you will reap the benefits of a pet if you pick the right one for your lifestyle," says Connolly.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Check this out

Have some fun every day by answering a trivia question -- right or wrong, by just doing it 10 pieces of dog kibble gets donated to animal shelters. The website belongs to an 11 year girl that has a passion for helping shelter dogs. Very sweet - she was just featured on the Ellen show. So mark this website as a favorite and go in everyday and take a whirl at the question!!! I got mine wrong but I still donated 10 kibbles!!

Also - feel free to pass this on to other dog lovers you know.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

A Dog's Purpose

Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog's owners, Ron, his wife
Lisa,and their little boy Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle.

I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn't do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.

As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience.

The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker's family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on.

Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.

The little boy seemed to accept Belker's transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker's Death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives. Shane, who had bee n listening quietly,piped up, 'I know why.'

Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I'd never heard a more comforting explanation.

He said, 'People are born so that they can learn how to live a good Life -- like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?'

The Six-year-old continued, 'Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don't have to stay as long.'

Live simply.
Love generously.
Care deeply.
Speak kindly.

Remember, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like:
- When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
- Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joy-ride.
- Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure Ecstasy.
- Take naps.
- Stretch before rising.
- Run, romp, and play daily.
- Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
- Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
- On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.
- On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.
- When you're happy, dance around.
- Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
- Be loyal.
- Never pretend to be something you're not.
- If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
- When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by, and nuzzle them gently.

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