Bringing home a new rabbit? Every bunny needs a safe haven where he can eat, play and rest comfortably. Follow these tips and your bunny is sure to love his new home.
- DO buy a cage or pen big enough for your rabbit.
A bigger cage offers more freedom of movement.
- DO line the litter area with rabbit-safe litter.
Timothy hay, grass hay or pelleted newspaper are safe options for litter. Avoid pine/cedar shavings or clay cat litters as they can cause health problems.
- DO use sturdy food or water bowls that can’t be tipped over.
- DO get a home with a side opening.
If your bunny is going to roam indoors occasionally, a side opening will allow him to get in and out on his own. Continue reading
- Your female kitten can get pregnant as soon as she’s 6 months old.
- Female cats can have up to 3 litters a year.
- One cat can have 100 kittens in her lifetime.
- Male cats can sire hundreds of kittens in their lifetimes.
These numbers make a compelling case for spaying or neutering. We list a few more reasons below.
Spaying or neutering your cat will: Continue reading
Here are our tips for tick removal…
Ditch the home remedies
You may have heard a few remedies for handling ticks, including using a lit match or petroleum jelly, among others. But these remedies don’t always work and may even make things worse. If the tick gets stimulated, it could release more (possibly infected) fluids into the bloodstream—the opposite of what you want to achieve. Continue reading
You won’t have to worry about mystery ingredients, byproducts or artificial flavors, just healthy goodness with real meat as the first ingredient. Get chicken pork or rabbit, seasoned with antioxidant-rich fruits, veggies, rosemary, turmeric and sage. Your dog will sit, stay and heel for this tasty treat!
Find Zuke’s Lil’ Links at your nearest Pet Supermarket Store!
You’ve cared for your fish tank and it has blossomed in to a beautiful marine exhibit. You’ve added fish, plants and decorations to your aquarium over the years, but how do you know when it’s time to upgrade to a bigger tank? Read on for a few guidelines…
Having problems with water quality?
Has it been hard to maintain safe levels of pH, ammonia, nitrates and nitrites? If so, a larger tank may help. Water quality and temperature are easier to maintain in larger tanks. These levels don’t spike as quickly in tanks with more water volume.
Are there too many fish in your tank? And how many is too many? The rule most often used is one inch of fish for every gallon of water, but this doesn’t provide enough room for larger fish and full-bodied fish, like goldfish. If you have larger fish or if they’ve grown, you may want to adapt that rule to one inch of fish for every two or three gallons of water. Also, smaller fish tend to be more active and may be happier with more room as well. Continue reading
Before kitten arrives
When kitten proofing your home, focus on hazardous or poisonous items first. For example, keep chemical cleaners safely stored. Also, take a closer look at your house plants. You’d be surprised how many might be toxic or irritating. See the ASPCA’s list of toxic plants.
Unplug and play keep away
As your kitten explores her new home, she may try to investigate cabinets, book shelves and breakable items. Keep fragile items out of reach and cover or unplug electrical cords in case she chews on them. Continue reading
Why do you want to get a dog?
What’s your main reason for getting a dog? Is it for your kids, for companionship, or to have a pet for play and exercise? Thinking about this first will help with your breed choice later.
Level of activity: couch potato or fireball?
This answer will depend on your lifestyle and how much time you can devote to your dog. In other words, don’t get a sporting or hunting breed if you can’t spend time outdoors with him. Keep in mind, puppies and toy breeds need play time too.
Size: From tote-sized to massive
The cute puppy will eventually grow to full size and that size needs to be accommodated. Whether you live in an apartment or home, your space may dictate the size of your dog. A Chihuahua will be at home either way, but an Akita will have a tight fit in a small space. Continue reading
- Get a breakdown of breeds in your dog’s last 3 ancestral generations.
- See the 5 best breed matches for your dog.
- Use this information to customize your dog’s diet and nutrition plan.
- Cater to your dog’s breed-specific needs for health, diet and training.
Learn more about your dog. Get a Mixed Breed DNA Test kit at your local Pet Supermarket.
New additions to your tank can also affect your existing fish. To keep your aquarium healthy, we offer the following suggestions:
- Research the new fish species – Is it compatible with your existing fish? How large will it grow? These are things you should know about any species you add to your tank.
- Fish quarantine – One of the cardinal rules of fishkeeping is to quarantine new fish before adding them to an aquarium. Otherwise, you risk introducing a parasite or disease that could infect all of your fish. Continue reading