June 18, 2018

Types of dog toys

Why do Dogs Need Toys? Before dogs were domesticated, they didn’t use – or need – toys, as they had plenty to occupy themselves with, like finding food, staying alive and safe and maintaining order within the pack. Nowadays dogs don’t need to hunt, aren’t in danger very often and they have a set place in the pecking order at home. They do still need to stay alert and stimulated, so toys replace the “wild” activities. They make sure a dog stays fit and healthy, both physically and mentally. Toys also are a great way for humans and dogs to […]
June 18, 2018

Why Dogs Need Toys

Why dogs need toys: dogs need toys to provide mental stimulation, allow for appropriate chewing, and serve as important tools in behavior modification. Toys are mentally and physically stimulating and assist in fulfilling a dog’s emotional and physical needs. Even though dogs today are primarily bred as companion pets, they still need something to do. In the absence of a “job”, they will look for things to do to occupy their time and fulfill their chewing needs. If you don’t want them to choose their own chew toys, such as your sofa, pillows, or toilet paper rolls, provide them with appropriate outlets. […]
May 23, 2018

How to take care of cats in winter

Cats in winter, like humans, are affected by the change of temperature. Dr Maria Grazia Calore, veterinary doctor and expert in pet behaviour, explains the physical and behavioural changes that we could see in our domestic feline when the cold weather sets in.   Brrr, it’s freezing! Some breeds of cats have a naturally thicker coat in winter as their undercoat (an additional substrate under the fur of the animals) increases. A cat that lives outside will also grow a fuller, fluffier coat in winter to help maintain body temperature. To care for our cats in cold weather, attention should […]

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