Archive for the ‘Pets and Animals’ Category

postheadericon How to Care for a Dog After Spaying

How to Care for a Dog After Spaying

Six Parts:Collecting Your Dog After Her SurgeryCaring for Your Dog Immediately After the SurgeryKeeping Your Dog from Licking the WoundCaring for Your Dog’s WoundHelping Your Dog Get the Rest She NeedsHelping Your Dog Deal with the PainCommunity Q&A Getting your female dog, or bitch, spayed is socially responsible. Removing her womb means she cannot get a uterine infection (pyometra), and if neutering takes place before her second season, it has a protective effect against the development of mammary cancer later in life. However, putting any animal through surgery can be…

postheadericon How to Care for a Borzoi

How to Care for a Borzoi

The borzoi (or Russian wolfhound) is a breed of sight-hound! Because of their eccentricities, they need special care. If you don’t know how to take care of them, this article will help you! This is a wonderful breed that is gentle and sweet. If you’re interested in owning one, read this article. But beware-this is not a breed for everyone, and it is recommended that you learn as much as you can about them before adopting. 1 Adopt or purchase a Borzoi from a reputable breeder. You should try to…

postheadericon How to Care for a Dachshund With a Broken or Fractured Pelvis

How to Care for a Dachshund With a Broken or Fractured Pelvis

Dachshunds sometimes get themselves into a lot of trouble. This article is for the owner who has had surgery done on their dog but it also has care tips for those dogs whose injury did not require surgery. It is not intended to replace the instructions your vet should have given you for your specific case but should give you some tips to help you through the recovery period. This article should also help prepare you for the task ahead. 1 Plan for full-time care. Dachshunds will return the love…

postheadericon How to Care for a Diabetic Dog

How to Care for a Diabetic Dog

Humans are not the only mammal that can get diabetes. Some dogs have diabetes, which means that they need special care and a new diet. This article shows how to care for your diabetic dog! 1 Go to your local vet. Get his or her opinion on a kind of pet food for your pet, and talk to them about what you can do to care for your dog. Ask about the right diet for the dog. Ask whether your dog will need insulin. Ask for instructions on giving the…

postheadericon How to Care for a Crowntail Betta Fish

How to Care for a Crowntail Betta Fish

So, you’ve decided you want a Crowntail Betta? If you’re going to be a great betta owner, you need to take good care of it. Just follow these steps and you’ll be taking good care of your fish in no time! 1 Be sure your betta has a nice sized home. Although bettas are typically “used” to living in very small spaces, they should be given the opportunity of a bigger home, being that they are kept in captivity. Bowls may not be the best choice. If you can, choose…

postheadericon How to Care for a Bird

How to Care for a Bird

Eight Parts:Choosing a bird as a petHousing a birdBringing the bird homeFeeding a birdBird enrichmentBird hygiene and healthTraining birdsCaring for wild birdsCommunity Q&A Extremely social by nature, birds need company, nurturing and constant interaction. Birds are wonderful both as pets and as visitors to the garden. If you’re considering bird ownership, the care requirements include providing good housing, nutritious food and keeping an eye on the bird’s health. You’ll also need to provide plenty of enrichment and interaction, to keep your pet bird happy and alert. Or, if what you’re…

postheadericon How to Care for a Bearded Dragon (All Ages)

How to Care for a Bearded Dragon (All Ages)

When you decide to buy a bearded dragon, whether from a breeder or a pet store, look it over carefully. Some things you should notice right away are: Ad An editor has suggested that this article be merged with: “How to Care for Bearded Dragons” Per the merge policy, if these topics are determined to be similar but distinct, then the articles will remain separate. Please comment on the discussion page. Notice added on 2014-02-23. Steps 1 How alert and active the dragon is. You don’t want a dragon that…

postheadericon How to Capture a Pet Lizard from the Wild

How to Capture a Pet Lizard from the Wild

You see this amazing lizard on display in the store. You want it, but it’s pricey at 100 dollars. You might be able to capture your own lizard free and raise it to be every bit as amazing. Here are some tips for finding your own lizard. 1 Pick out a lizard that lives wild in your area. 2 Research care and local laws on the internet or in books. Once you are sure you have the proper permits for capturing a wild reptile, you can focus on its habitat…

postheadericon How to Calm Down a Bird

How to Calm Down a Bird

Animals respond to danger by either using the fight or flight reactions. Birds are no different, and more often than not will choose flight. When a bird is hurt or must be caught, they will try to fly away, by following the steps outlined below, it will benefit yourself and will cause the least discomfort, distress and will, in most cases, allow an injured bird to have a better chance at survival. 1 Evaluate your surroundings. If you find an injured bird on the road, turn on your vehicle’s warning…

postheadericon How to Calm Your Horse Down Quickly

How to Calm Your Horse Down Quickly

Three Parts:Staying RelaxedControlling Your Horse’s AttentionAscertaining Why Your Horse Gets SpookedCommunity Q&A A horse’s emotions depend on her surroundings and the emotions of his or her human counterpart. Some horses have a tendency to be scared easily, or get “spooked.” Sometimes spooking can occur simply because a horse comes into contact with an unfamiliar object, sometimes because of an alteration of its routine, and sometimes inexplicably. If your horse gets spooked and you want to calm him or her down in a hurry, follow these steps. Part 1 Staying Relaxed…