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Each pet has its own personality and will react to new situations differently - including the introduction to a new home or a new pet. Some pets will merely tolerate each other. Others will become the very best of friends. Here are a few tips for introducing a new pet into your home.
- Travel with pets who don't enjoy the experience, who are not fully housetrained, or who have behaviour or health issues that are not conducive to travel.
- Allow pets to run towards or jump up on other guests.
- Allow dogs to bark or otherwise disturb other guests.
- Permit pets to lie on furniture or beds unless you
- have the host or manager's permission
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Animal shelters are filled to overflowing with adoptable pets that would make excellent companions.
No one ever wants to be put into an emergency situation, but they do happen. Dog disaster supplies don't cost much and only take a few moments to put together.
We've all seen dogs gasping at the ends of their leads, lunging towards other animals, or knocking people over in their enthusiasm to greet them. Many pet owners say that this type of behavior annoys or embarasses them - and it can certainly make it a challenge to take the dog out in public.
The holidays are meant for sharing with loved ones, including pets. Many choose to spend the holiday season by "getting away from it all" - a hotel, resort, cottage, or other lodging where they can relax with friends and family.
It can be tempting to get another pet; there are so many in need of homes, and the companionship they provide to all the members of the household (both human and animal) is very rewarding.
Those hot, lazy summer days are perfect for lounging around with our canine pals. Heatstroke, however, is a very real danger - here are a few tips on how to keep your canine cool & content:
- Provide a cool, shady spot & fresh water when your dog is outside. Dogs get hot too (imagine what it would feel like to wear a fur coat all of the time!)!
As the years pass, our animal companions may start to experience a few age-related issues. Many of these problems are not serious, but some can be - and it's always wise to keep a watchful eye on your senior pet. Check your pet regularly for warnings signs and take him to the vet for assessment if you notice something out of the ordinary.
New situations can be stressful for your pet. While some pets adjust almost instantly, others may require a little more time. Be patient, encouraging, and positive about your new home to help your pet adjust more quickly.
Try to keep a familiar routine.
Use the same bowls, feed the same food at the same time, place litter boxes in similar locations, and so on.