Halloween is fun for humans but can be a very stressful time for all pets so please keep this in mind. Dressing your pet up is fun but do not bring your pet on the Halloween festivities.
This holiday is the time when most pets end up in shelters or animal control facilities for being a stray lost pet. Pets run from noises and hectic situations. Pets get lost -- especially on Halloween! Everything is frightening for them. Costumed humans can be especially scary for your pets.
Candy and other foods eaten during Halloween can be poisonous to animals. Chocolate, candy, raisins, décor and candy wrappers. The Vets have an increase in calls during the surrounding weekends of Halloween. Be especially careful with pets and candles as well. (Burns and fire)!
24 hours, 7 days a week Animal Poison Control Center:
Hope you all have a very safe and nice Halloween.
TRICK OR TREAT! For pets it is the trick not the treat.
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It takes a lot of patience, humor, and compassion to raise a well adjusted pet. It is a commitment.
Always spay and nueter your pets. There are too many pets that are homeless and looking for new homes. You do not want to add to the overpopulation by breeding indiscriminatly.
Regular Vet care, grooming care, and exercise which is determined by the breed of dog's characteristics.
City dwellers need a license for pets, renewed yearly, or some Cities have lifetime licenses for microchipped pets ( considerable lower costs ).
Training classes help you to bond with the pet and makes for good household behavior.
Remember dogs learn by repetition and consistency. You need lots of patience and this is very true with rescued or adopted pets.
Watch your pets personality so you can determine what is NOT normal.... sometimes very abrupt behavior changes could mean there is a physical problem. Ask your Vet if continuos behavior changes persist, it may just be an ailment they cannot tell you about.
Pets do experience fright, anxiety and pain.
Animals do have senitive hearing and it is more amplified than ours ( fireworks, thunder, lighting, rain ) can make a pet anxious. (the thundershirt may help you, see older post on this blog.
Dogs are pack animals and humans are part of their pack. Do not leave your pet out of your family functions. The dog or other pets will bond with the pack much easier and learns respectable behaviors in an active family role through trial and error and positive training techniques.....a much healthier relationship with their families is the worthwhile end result.
Enjoy and have fun with your pets it is so good to build the bond.
Do buy from repitable breeders or better yet adopt a pet from your local humane society or other shelters in your area....you may find the organizations in your area on the Petfinder site, devoted to finding homeless pets good homes. www.petfinder.com I found my adopted poodle elliot on petfinder, he was at a humane society and he is a joy to add to our family.
I hope you found some useful information on this blog and some great information is found on my other postings, I hope you check them out.....THANKS.
MORE INFORMATION ON HOUSE BREAKING WARNING!
In order to housebreak your dog in as little as 7 days, you must follow the schedule to the letter. Once the first week is up, try to keep as much of the schedule as possible, taking the dog out and feeding at regular times.
It takes time, patience, and humor to house train your dog. Never get mad at the dog, it confuses them and often times it makes it worse.
Repetition and consistency is how dogs learn.
A puppy cannot hold it's bladder until four to six months old. The muscles are not fully developed yet. Make sure you are watching when they drink water and eat food, they need to go outside shorly after. Watch for signs.
The first thing you do in the morning and the last thing you do before bed is -- take the dog outside.
(watch for signs: sniffing around, whining, scratching at the door, sitting by the door,
or acting agitated).
When they go, praise a lot and give treats as an incentive.
Never yell, swat, or push the dogs nose in the feces. The dog will be confused and may think it is bad to defecate.
Establish a consistent routine! (eating -- drinking -- bathroom trips)
Kennel or crate training is a natural behavior they are den animals like the wolves in the wild. NEVER discipline a dog in the crate or put the dog in the crate as a discipline.
The above book describes exactly how to properly crate train your dog. It is their sanctuary and when you are not home it prevents them from getting into trouble. BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY. Never lose your cool!
DOGS ARE NOT BORN WITH HOUSE TRAINING SKILLS THIS MUST BE TAUGHT.
1 TO 1 1/2 CUPS FLOUR (WHEAT OR ALL PURPOSE OR HALF AND HALF).
3/4 CUP OATMEAL.
1/4 CUP WHEAT GERM OR FLAX SEED OR HALF AND HALF.
1/4 CUP CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER.
1/4 CUP VEGETABLE OIL.
1/4 CUP HONEY.
1 tsp. BAKING POWDER.
1/2 CUP WATER.
directions; preheat oven to 325 F (165 C) COMBINE ALL INGREDIENTS AND MIX UNTIL BLENDED. FORM INTO TABLESPOON SIZE BALLS AND PLACE ONTO AN UNGREASED COOKIE SHEET. FLATTEN BALLS WITH THE TINES OF YOUR FORK UNTIL ABOUT 1/4", LIKE YOU WOULD FOR PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES. BAKE FOR 15 MINUTES AND CHECK PUT BACK IN OVEN IF NOT DONE CHECKING CONTINUALLY TILL DONE. IF THEY ARE TOO DONE, IMMEDIATELY TOSS THEM ALL INTO FREEZER TO STOP COOKING INTERNALLY. MAKES ABOUT 20 TREATZ COOKIES. YOU MAY MAKE THEM BIGGER, ADJUSTING COOKING TIME TO. THESE ARE AWESOME.....AND IT MAKES A LOT. ================================================================ HOMEMADE DOGZ BISCUITS AND CATZ TREATZ THIS RECIPE CAN BE USED FOR DOGS AND CATS.....JUST ADJUST THE SIZES......THEY LOVE EM!!
1 CUP ALL PURPOSE FLOUR.
1/4 CUP WHEAT GERM OR FLAX SEED OR HALF AND HALF.
1/4 CUP BREWERS YEAST.
1 tsp. SALT OR GARLIC SALT.
1 1/2 tblsp. CANOLA OIL.
1/2 CUP LOW SODIUM CHICKEN STOCK OR VEGETABLE STOCK.
DIRECTIONS: preheat oven to 400 degrees. IN A MED. BOWL, WHISK FLOUR, WHEAT GERM/FLAX SEED, YEAST, AND SALT TOGETHER AND SET ASIDE. PLACE THE OIL INTO A LARGE BOWL. ADD STOCK/FLOUR MIXTURE IN THREE ALTERNATING BATCHES BEGIN AND END WITH THE STOCK. MIX VERY WELL. LIGHTLY FLOUR A COUNTER TOP. ROLL OUT THE DOUGH TO ABOUT 3/8" THICK. SHAPE THE BISCUITS USING A DOG BONE SHAPED COOKIE CUTTER OR OTHER DESIGNS OR MAKE ONE OUT OF CARDBOARD AND DRAW AROUND THE SHAPE WITH A KNIFE. IF YOUR USING THE TREATS FOR A CAT, MAKE WIERD SMALL SHAPES TO APPEAL TO THE CATS SENSES. LINE A BAKING SHEET WITH PARCHMENT PAPER AND PUT THE TREATS ONTO SHEET. KEEP ROLLING THE DOUGH AND TRANSFERRING TREATS TO SHEETS TILL GONE. BRUSH THE TREATZ WITH STOCK AND BAKE TEN MINUTES, TAKE OUT OF THE OVEN, BRUSH TREATZ WITH STOCK AND ROTATE THE TRAY, BAKE ANOTHER TEN MINUTES. IF THE TREATZ LOOK TOO DONE, THROW ALL INTO FREEZER TO STOP THE INTERNAL COOKING. ALLOW ALL TREATZ TO DRY AND COOL. STORE IN AN AIR TIGHT CONTAINER AT ROOM TEMPERATURE, OR FREEZE SOME FOR LATER. ============================================================ SWEET POTATO DOG CHEWS
1 OR MORE LARGE SWEET POTATOS WASHED AND DRIED.
instructions: PREHEAT OVEN TO 250 F LINE A BAKING SHEET WITH PARCHMENT PAPER. CUT SWEET POTATO LENGTHWISE ABOUT 1/3 " SLICES AND PLACE THEM ONTO THE BAKING SHEET. BAKE FOR THREE HOURS TURNING THEM OVER HALF WAY THROUGH. COOL COMPLETELY ON A WIRE RACK. IF YOU DO NOT LIKE THE TEXTURE YOU THEN CAN REBAKE THEM LONGER TO GET A CRUNCHY TEXTURE VERSUS THE CHEWY TEXTURE. REFRIGERATE THE TREATS UP TO THREE WEEKS, OR FREEZE THEM FOR UP TO FOUR MONTHS. THEY ARE WONDERFUL AS A HEALTHY ALTERNATIVE TO RAWHIDE. YOU MAY ALSO MAKE THE TREATZ ROUND INSTEAD OF LENGTHWISE AS WELL. ======================================================