Archive for the ‘Pets and Animals’ Category

postheadericon How to Choose Starter Fish for Freshwater Aquariums

How to Choose Starter Fish for Freshwater Aquariums

Have you set up a fresh water aquarium and are ready to purchase fish to add? This article will guide you on which fish are good for different aquariums. 1 Visit your local pet shop or aquarium hobby store. Take a look at their fish species. They will have tags saying whether the fish are community fish, proceed with caution/community fish with other fast swimmers, or non community fish. For most aquarium owners, community fish are your best option. You will want a mix of top feeders, mid-dwelling fish, and…

postheadericon How to Adopt a Dog from a Humane Society or Animal Shelter

How to Adopt a Dog from a Humane Society or Animal Shelter

If you are considering adopting a dog from a humane society, SPCA, animal shelter or rescue group, good for you (and good for the animals awaiting adoption)! Many wonderful pets are abandoned or unwanted and surrendered to shelters every day and they need nothing more than someone to open their home and heart. Here’s how to go about the process. 1 Consider the feasibility of adopting a pet. This seemingly simple process includes a few important pre-adoption considerations. For example, is your living situation stable? And, are you ready to…

postheadericon How to Choose Good Tankmates for Seahorses

How to Choose Good Tankmates for Seahorses

Two Parts:Finding Good Seahorse TankmatesAvoiding Bad Seahorse TankmatesCommunity Q&A Would you like to keep another animal in the same tank as your seahorse? It is very important to choose the right tankmates for seahorses. Read this article to find out which to choose! Part 1 Finding Good Seahorse Tankmates 1 Consider their demeanor. Often, captive-bred fish with a gentle demeanor make good tankmates for seahorses. One type of these fish are gobies. 2 Know what fish are good seahorse tankmates. Some of these can be gobies, curious wormfish, blue chromis, blue…

postheadericon How to Choose Healthy Christmas Gifts for Your Pets

How to Choose Healthy Christmas Gifts for Your Pets

Buying Christmas gifts for your pets is a lovely way to include the family pet in holiday activities. For families whose pet is really pampered and included in family occasions, it makes sense to let your pet join in. 1 Purchase just an item or two that your pet will appreciate. There is absolutely no need to overspend or overbuy, as pets aren’t materialistic. They haven’t a clue how much monetary value is involved, nor how many things make a good present haul! Moreover, you’ll only be disappointed if they…

postheadericon How to Choose Fish for a Freshwater Aquarium

How to Choose Fish for a Freshwater Aquarium

Choosing fish for your freshwater aquarium can be hard. Fish are usually not what they seem, and you should never pick a fish just based on how it looks. This article will help you choose your fish for your freshwater aquarium. 1 Determine the size of your aquarium. This will help you choose what kind of fish can fit in your tank and narrow down the choice of fish. Some fish need a lot of space or live in a school that won’t fit in your aquarium. Some Freshwater aquarium…

postheadericon How to Choose Dog Food Bowls

How to Choose Dog Food Bowls

People don’t think choosing bowls is a big deal, but it is! Read on to find out how you can find the best bowls for your dog. 1 Consider your dog’s breed.Tiny Chihuahuas need small bowls with low sides, whereas long eared dog’s such as Basset Hounds need bowls with high sides to keep their ears clean. 2 Consider your dogs age. An old creaky dog might appreciate a bowl in a slightly raised area, such as a box or small table. Therefore, shallow dishes are in order so that…

postheadericon How to Choose Fish That Are Compatible with Male Bettas

How to Choose Fish That Are Compatible with Male Bettas

Three Parts:Selecting suitable companionsPreparing the environs beforehandAdding the new companion to the tankCommunity Q&A Betta fish (sometimes called “Siamese Fighting Fish”) are wonderful pets, as they are easy to care for, beautiful, and surprisingly good community tank fish. Although bettas will fight to the death against other bettas, they are not typically aggressive against other species of fish. If you are considering what other types of fish are able to nicely coexist with male betta fish, these simple steps will allow you to make the correct choices in choosing your…

postheadericon How to Choose Between a Cat and a Dog

How to Choose Between a Cat and a Dog

Three Methods:Considering Your LifestyleLooking at Your Living ArrangementsPicking the Kind of PetCommunity Q&A Have you always had a dream of owning an animal, but the circumstances were never right? Do you think you’ve finally reached a point in your life where you have the time and energy to give to something else? This is the perfect time to consider adding a pet to your life. However, after this first decision, another complicated possibility arises: what pet to get. If you are unsure if a dog or cat is best for…

postheadericon How to Administer Shots to Dogs

How to Administer Shots to Dogs

Three Parts:Preparing for the ShotAdministering the VaccinationObserving the Dog AfterwardsCommunity Q&A Sometimes, dogs needs shots. Vaccinations that protect against a variety of diseases come in shot forms and some medications need to be administered via injections. If you’re interested in administering shots on your own, there are benefits. Having shots at home might reduce your dog’s stress level. It can also lessen vet costs for you. However, makes you know the proper protocol before giving your dog a shot. You want to make sure you administer it correctly and leave…

postheadericon How to Choose a Vet

How to Choose a Vet

Three Parts:Determining Your Veterinary NeedsFinding a VeterinarianChoosing a VeterinarianCommunity Q&A If you are thinking of getting a pet, or already have one, then it is essential to register with a vet. You should do this while the pet is healthy, because it can take time to find the right vet for you and your animal. Don’t wait until the animal is sick to start looking around. When it comes to choosing a vet you need to balance several factors, including convenience, cost, expert knowledge, and compatibility.[1] Part 1 Determining Your…