Cleaning the ears of dogs and cats when they visit the vet’s office belonged sort of to the additional customer service we offered our clients back in Switzerland. Often – I admit – this work was done at the end of the visit by the vet’s helper – or by vet students like me. I was one of those students who couldn’t wait getting my hands dirty – so to speak. I started working at a vet’s office when I was sixteen – and these tasks I did at that time: cleaning the ears of dogs and cats.
If you have a pet lizard, a bearded dragon or hermit crabs you might consider getting your pet a lizard hammock lounger. Lizards of all kinds just love to sunbathe or in their case better said warmth-bathe.
A large flight cage belongs definitely to the pricier items you will buy for your bird. But it is very worth it because it surely will make your bird happy.
First of all it’s important to know that the quality and of course cleanliness of the cage is very strongly connected to your bird’s health and well-being. I cannot emphasize this fact enough.
Your horses need salt. You can provide them their essential minerals with a horse salt lick, best with a Himalayan Salt Lick for Horses.
Let’s speak about why salt is so important to horses? Generally it’s the same health requirement we people have with salt. Not eating salt at all is even more harmful to the body than eating too much salt – which by the way we know more about than the other option.
It was toward the end of my veterinary study in Switzerland when I co-founded a group with the goal to spread the acceptance of alternative medicine for animals. Well, we focused on homeopathy and acupuncture for all kinds of pets.
This is the reason why I was instantly drawn to this cat collar for outdoor cats as flea repellent because it is natural. This model is made of raw amber gems – and it works. Not just a little, it works really well.
When do you need a heating pad for your small pets like rabbits? Of course, when they need warmth, may it be indoors or outdoors.
Well, since the heating pads are made to be weatherproof you really can use them also outdoors. Indoors you might use it when you keep your rabbits for example in the garage or basement where it can get colder.
Your aquarium needs a lot of attention in order to keep your fish or live plants in it alive and healthy. The choice of aquarium substrate, if gravel or sand, has an important impact not just on the visual look of your aquarium but also on the well-being of your fish and live plants.
What do you need to know about aquarium gravel? Here are some tips for you.
Dogs can get bored as we people do. And they show very clear signs when they are bored. Some you cannot ignore, they are so strong and obvious.
Dogs like and need to be entertained, there is no question about that. As being the people’s best friend they like to have and do actions with us. If dogs don’t get this wish fulfilled, they get bored.
In this post I’d like to speak about all the signs dogs show when they are actually bored and then about all the things we can undertake with them in order to avoid boredom and its consequences.
Why do turtles need a basking platform in their turtle tank? Basking is a natural behavior of turtles that’s important for them in order to stay healthy. Turtles are so-called cold-blooded and need therefore basking in the warmth. This would be somewhere in the sunshine in nature or on a basking platform under a heating lamp.
It’s important to know that the basking platform only needs to be about 10 degrees F warmer than the water temperature in order to lure the turtles onto the platform.
If you watch wild horses or horses that stay 24 hours on the pasture – oh, boy, how much I love to do that! – you see them grazing all the time. They actually graze about 15 hours daily. This is their natural behavior: consuming many forage-based meals throughout the day.
How can you mimic that normal feeding pattern for your horse that is housed in boxstalls, being fed twice a day and having only limited opportunity to forage?
Often I hear from cat owners the objection why they should get a cat tree when their cats are perfectly fine with sitting on the window sills and looking out the window. Well, to tell the truth, that‘s just one part of your cat‘s life.
Of course cats like to sit somewhere high up there in order to overlook things and actions. A behavior that comes from their natural stalking instinct. They also like to climb though, to jump, to stretch, roam, rub, scratch and play. And last but not least they like to take a nap.
It‘s great to see what a wide variety of pets our readers care for! Thank you for visiting Animals Small and Big!
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