Archive for the ‘Pets and Animals’ Category

postheadericon How to Create a Habitat for a Toad

How to Create a Habitat for a Toad

Three Parts:Creating a Habitable Yard SpaceBuilding a Habitat for ToadsMaintaining Your Toad HabitatCommunity Q&A Toads are fascinating amphibians, known for their warty, dry skin and distinctive mating calls in the warm months. Toads are a gardener’s best friend, since they eat many insects that are damaging to plants and gardens. If you are hoping to make your garden more welcoming to toads, there are several important things to know. Part 1 Creating a Habitable Yard Space 1 Make your garden safe for toads. No matter how appealing and gorgeous your…

postheadericon How to Crate Train Your Dog or Puppy

How to Crate Train Your Dog or Puppy

Six Methods:Selecting and Preparing a CrateTraining at NightIntroducing your Dog to the CrateAcclimating Your Dog to Being Alone in the CrateLeaving your Dog AloneUsing Crates for Housebreaking a Puppy Community Q&A Crate training uses the dog’s natural instinct to seek a safe den in which to sleep. The idea is to make the crate the dog’s go-to safe place, which he associates with pleasant things. When done correctly, crate training is beneficial to the dog and helps to decrease his stress. In addition, because the dog’s instinct is not to…

postheadericon How to Cope With Canine Epilepsy

How to Cope With Canine Epilepsy

Canine epilepsy is one of the most common neurological conditions in dogs and it has been estimated that it can affect almost five percent of the entire canine population. With pretty severe symptoms, it can be hard trying to figure out how to deal with seeing your pet with this condition but thankfully, there are steps that can be taken. 1 Know what it is. If your dog has epilepsy, it will often suffer from seizures usually with no prior warning or physical causes behind to show why it may…

postheadericon How to Cope With an Old Pet

How to Cope With an Old Pet

Anyone who has had a pet has been there. The later years or months of a pet’s life can be the hardest any pet owner can face. Hopefully this advice will help you stay strong for your weakening pet. 1 Help them. Just like people, elderly pets need extra attention to their surroundings. You may have to give them water closer to their bed or ensure that any food given to them is soft. This will help them deal with everyday processes like drinking or getting up. This will make…

postheadericon How to Cool Off Your Dog

How to Cool Off Your Dog

Three Methods:Checking for Signs of Overheating and DehydrationCooling Off Your DogPreventing OverheatingCommunity Q&A When hot weather arrives, it’s natural to want to get out and soak up as much sun as possible. Of course you want to bring your dog with you on your summer adventures, but it’s important to know that dogs don’t respond to heat the same way we do and may have trouble cooling down after being exposed to temperatures above 80°F (28°C). This article will teach how to tell if your pooch is too hot, how…

postheadericon How to Convince Your Guardian to Get a Dog

How to Convince Your Guardian to Get a Dog

Everyone loves dogs, and everyone wants one of their own. How long have you been begging your guardian to let you have a dog of your very own? A year? Maybe longer? Now, the secrets are unveiled! 1 Find out why your guardian doesn’t want you to get a dog. Is somebody in your family allergic? Do you live in a tiny apartment unsuitable for a canine to live in? Is Rover too much money? There are many problems that may arise, but that’s okay, because they’re fixable. 2 Is…

postheadericon How to Amuse Your Parakeet or Other Bird

How to Amuse Your Parakeet or Other Bird

Three Methods:Making The Cage InterestingEntertaining Your BirdProviding Entertainment When AwayCommunity Q&A Parakeets and other birds are feathery friends who just love to be played with. They are easy to entertain and will form a strong relationship with you. Put a little effort into amusing them and they will stay healthy and happy for years to come. Method 1 Making The Cage Interesting 1 Provide interesting food. Good parakeet food mostly consists of seeds and fresh fruits and vegetables. Try to introduce pellets in the diet as well as a seed-only…

postheadericon How to Control Arthritis Pain in Dogs

How to Control Arthritis Pain in Dogs

Two Parts:Giving Your Dog MedicationEasing Daily Joint StressCommunity Q&A Dogs are wonderful companions—they can bring you joy and comfort when you need it most. As your dog ages, you can repay the kindnesses your dog shows you by making him as comfortable as possible. Old dogs often develop arthritis, though the condition is not always exclusive to old age. If your dog has developed arthritis, there are both medical and natural ways that you can keep your furry friend comfortable and happy. Keep in mind that you should always talk…

postheadericon How to Connect With an Animal

How to Connect With an Animal

Two Parts:Making IntroductionsInteracting with an AnimalCommunity Q&A If you want to be close to animal, there are many ways to connect. You should make sure to make a slow introduction and then interact with the animal on its own terms. You can make a connection by having patience and showing an animal kindness. Part 1 Making Introductions 1 Learn animal body language. If you want to connect to an animal, you need to know how that animal communicates. As animals cannot use language to converse, they relay heavily on movement…

postheadericon How to Alleviate Dry Skin in Dogs

How to Alleviate Dry Skin in Dogs

Two Parts:Evaluating Your Dog’s SkinConditioning Your Dog’s SkinCommunity Q&A It’s understandable that you want your dog to be comfortable and have a healthy glossy coat. Unfortunately, if your dog has dry skin, it can leave him feeling itchy and uncomfortable. He may also have a coarse coat and flakes of dandruff. Once you’ve considered your dog’s health, take steps to improve his coat. Part 1 Evaluating Your Dog’s Skin 1 Look for signs of dry skin. The first sign that your dog is experiencing dry skin might be that he…