There's a wonderful sense of self-indulgence that you feel when you are groomed. It can be relaxing to sit back and have a skilled hairdresser snip away at your locks to create a new look (particularly if they throw in a scalp massage). Likewise, there's a sense of enjoyment as you relax and allow a professional to give you a manicure or pedicure. So why doesn't your dog appreciate it when you take him to be groomed?
- Adopting a cat can be fun and rewarding, but there are also lots of challenges associated with pet ownership. There are a few things you should think about before adopting a cat, as explained in more detail below. Look At Your Finances Cats aren't the most expensive pet you can adopt, but they can cost a substantial amount of money. Make a list of everything your pet will need, and estimate how much it will cost weekly, monthly and annually.
- When most people think of taking a pet to a vet for treatment, they imagine cats or dogs, maybe rabbits and guinea pigs, or perhaps even smaller furry creatures. One animal that's not often considered is the humble goldfish. Goldfish have long been popular pets, but the trouble is that people see them differently to other animals. There's a pervasive belief that fish are fine if they're pretty much left to their own devices and if they get sick there's nothing much that can be done about it.
- Bleeding from the nose in rabbits can be a sign of a serious underlying health condition, and if left untreated, it can cause anaemia and respiratory problems. Rabbits tend to be more prone to experiencing bleeding from the nose if their living environment is not kept clean or if they have a weakened immune system. However, there are a number of possible causes including blood clotting disorders, bacterial or fungal infections, a tumour in the nasal cavity and a tooth abscess.
- Brushing your dog regularly has a host of benefits, such as giving you an opportunity to detect any abnormalities (lumps, for example). However, some homeowners who have just acquired their first dog may not know how to select the right brush for grooming their dog. This article discusses the common types of dog coats and the frequency of brushing needed. Long-Haired Breeds Does your dog have long hair? Long-haired breeds, such as Tibetan terriers, need to be brushed on a weekly basis.