How to Keep your Dog Cool in Summer

how to keep dog cool in summerDogs get hot as we do in summer. The important point is that you are in charge to have an eye on your dog‘s comfort and make sure that your dog doesn’t overheat but stays nicely cool and comfortable.

There are some steps you can do to keep your dog out of the heat. One of them is to get a self cooling pad for dogs that help your dog stay cool during hot summer days and sometimes nights. First let‘s take a look of how dogs deal naturally with heat and then you will find all you need to know about how to help your dog staying cool.

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Natural Fly Spray for Horses

horse disturbed by fliesWhere there are horses there are flies, this is kind of a rule of nature. All horses, ponies and donkeys are bothered by flies and mosquitoes while they‘re on the pasture and even while riding.

It might seem that there isn’t much we can do to give our horses relieve from those biting flies. But actually there is. With a fly repellent spray you can effectively keep the flies from your horse. Even better when the spray comes with natural ingredients.

What do you need to know about natural fly sprays for horses?

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Best Table Top Perch Tree for large Birds

Penn Plax Bird Life Natural Tree Perch Your bird needs a home, that‘s no question, and I mean a home for privacy, sleeping and relaxing. With other words: your bird needs a cage. But your feathery friend also wants to hang out with you, wants to be where you are – in the kitchen while you‘re cooking or in the living room while you‘re watching TV.

How can you do that? Well, by getting a table top bird perch tree. A perch tree is a great sitting place for your bird outside his cage. What do you need to know about table top bird perch trees? Here are some facts.

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Top 3 Healthy Ferret Diets

ferretFerrets are just the cutest pets you can imagine. I know many agree to that statement. Nevertheless, ferrets have their needs and natural instincts to which you have to answer as ferret owner in order to keep your little furry guy happy and healthy.

A good diet is one of the first things you have to take care of. What does good ferret diet consist of and what do you need to know about feeding ferrets?

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Why do Reptiles need a Fogger

chameleonIt may sound weird, but you actually need to add fog to your reptile tank when you have one of those reptiles that just love high humidity such as chameleons or bearded dragons, but also snakes, geckos and turtles. Also you might take a look at getting a fogger for a variety of plants such as orchids.

A fog system adds the necessary humidity to your terrarium or reptile tank and belongs to the basic reptile supplies you need to offer your pet reptile.

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Top 3 Pet Car Seat Belts

dogs in carSeeing dogs in cars is always an eye-turner. So often you see them hanging their heads out the window with the ears and tongue flapping in the wind. Well, this picture may be cute but actually it‘s quite risky for the dogs. There are studies made saying that in an accident a 60 pound dog can turn into a 3,000 pound projectile.

For the safety of your dog consider taking a look at pet car seat belts. They keep your dog safely on the seat and allows you an undistracted driving.

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Best Cat Litter Box Kit System

 Tidy Cats Cat Litter Box Kit SystemAre you a new cat owner or thinking of getting a cat? You will need to get some basics in order to create a healthy and homely environment for your new friend. A cat litter box is one of those basics. A cat litter box kit has all necessary tools included like the litter itself, a scoop, a cat pad and more.

Or maybe you just want to get a cat litter box kit system that provides you with everything you need to have around a cat litter box. Let’s take a look at what a cat litter box kit is offering.

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Top 10 Most Visited Posts in June 2017

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It‘s great to see what a wide variety of pets our readers care for! Thank you for visiting Animals Small and Big!

Take a look! Is your favorite post among them?

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Top 3 Fish Tank Gravel Sand Cleaners around $10

Water Siphon with Gravel Cleaner for AquariumAs I told you earlier I had a goldfish that lived with me for over 20 years, a real grand-grand-grandfather. One of my favorite tasks was cleaning his fish tank with the gravel. I cleaned it every week by hand and let my goldfish in the meantime swim around in our bathtub – which by the way he loved incredibly.

My fish tank and gravel cleaning tasks though could best be described as trial and error actions. At that time I didn’t know about those great fish tank gravel cleaners that come with hose and pumps and simplify the whole fish tank gravel cleaning task.

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Best Books about how to Care for your Horse

How to care for a horseBeing a new horse owner or a soon-to-be horse owner you want to get your hands on every possible information about how to care for a horse. I was like that at the beginning of my riding and horse caring career. I checked out every available book about how to care for horses. I was eager to learn everything about horses and their care.

Since my post Some Things to know before buying a Horse was visited so often I like to add some more information for you all thinking about getting a horse.

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Himalayan Dog Chew

chewing dogDoes your dog also love to chew? On everything? Well, your dog joins with this behavior all other dogs out there. Chewing is something every dog does, it‘s a normal and healthy behavior. Puppies start chewing because of two important reasons. One is through chewing they explore their world. The other is that chewing soothes their pain of teething.

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Top 2 Cat Treats

cat treatsThere are different opinions out there among cat owners and even veterinarians about cat treats and if and how much you can give to your cats. Although most of the cat treats are really not very healthy and just add calories to the cat’s daily diet, they still can have their purpose.

I belong to those who encourages cat owners to give their cats treats – in a very moderate way. And this is exactly what the whole discussion should be about. How much, when and what kind of treats can you offer your cat?

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