How To Potty Train Your Puppy

Just like a toddler, your puppy needs to be potty trained. Bear in mind that your puppy has little control over his bladder and therefore you need to be diligent in your potty training. Puppies need to urinate or defecate anything between 8 to 10 times a day.

Paper-training your puppy is not the best way to go unless you intend to keep it paper-trained or if your puppy has to be left on its own for long periods of time with no access to a garden. You must remember that when paper-training your puppy, you are teaching him that it is okay to do his thing in your home, and this is not what you really desire. This means, if you want your puppy to do his thing outside, you need to teach him right from the start to go outside.

Feed your puppy at the same time every day, this way you will be able to establish what his toilet routine will be and therefore you will know when to take your puppy outside. Feeding him at the same time every day gives your puppy the security of knowing when feeding time is and this builds trust.

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Therapy Dogs Needed

Therapy dogs provide comfort and reassurance for many people in locales such as nursing homes, schools and hospitals. The un-sung heroes of service dogs, however, are the dogs’ owners.

These dogs provide love and calmness to children, but it is the owners who are the ones who volunteer to get their pets involved. The pair creates a team that works together to improve other people’s lives.

Examples of therapy dogs’ and their owners’ work include visits to a senior in an assisted living program or helping a child who is struggling with learning to read.

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Choosing a Veterinarian for Your Pet

No matter what type of pet you own, you probably have gone to the veterinarian at least once. You might not have a doctor that you take your pet to regularly, but it is important to have one that you feel like you can trust. You should be able to trust him or her to be experienced, charge fair prices, be reliable, and have a good reputation.

You look at a practitioner’s experience when you are looking for your own practitioner. It is equally pertinent when looking for one for your pet. Some pets are like children to their owners, so it is important to them that the veterinarian is qualified to treat whatever may come up with your pet.

Fair prices need also be noted when looking for a medical practitioner for your pet. You will probably need to shop around in order to know where to find the best deal. Some people will spare no expense for their pets. It can be costly to have certain operations or treatments done. So, if you care about the cost of treatment, then it is important for you to do price comparisons. It’s also important to know the health history of your pet’s breed, preparing yourself for future costs and health issues.

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Are You Suffering Depression Due to Pet Loss During the Holidays?

During the Holidays, when family and closeness is on everyone’s mind, there are many individuals who do not have loved ones or even beloved animal companions because they have gone to Rainbow Bridge or Heaven.

An animal’s death during these times creates increased emotional duress to their guardian. Depression sets into the pet owner’s heart and that imbalanced energy can even manifest a physical “illness.”

Below are suggestions to alleviate your “lost love” scars and ideas on how to turn your anxiety, depression and pain into positive attitudes and actions.

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Does a Pet Dog or Cat Know It’s Going to Die?

When an animal is preparing to Die and go to Rainbow Bridge or Pet Heaven, it’s called the Transition Process. During this transition process your pet’s physical body energy will be in conflict with its Soul’s love for you. Your beloved companion will want to “be there” and “stay” emotionally for you even though everyone may or may not understand what’s occurring.

Sometimes when a pet is preparing to pass and you subliminally want them to “hang on” for your sake:

— The pet will walk away and start “distancing” themselves from you.
— Not look at you in your eyes.
— Avoid their normal personal contact habits.
— Stay or hide in another room trying to avoid the conflicting energy between you wanting them to live and them knowing “it’s time.”
— Another sign of impending transition is when you see an older or sickly pet sitting at a window or door just staring out as if they are memorizing their last earthly view. They are!

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