Most routines involve spending a long period of time outside our homes, and in this time that pets are left alone, they tend to get bored and stressed, which can result in bad behavior such as the destruction of household objects, many barking, and so on.
To avoid these bad behaviors, we need to keep our pets entertained with fun, stimulating and relaxing activities. A great activity, is to leave prepared before leaving, some pranks by your house. How about spreading the feed at a few different points for your pet to try to find? This stimulates a fun challenge for these periods alone. But remember to select easily accessible places for your pet and do not take the risk of hurting you in that food hunt.
Another solution to calm your pet in your absence is to leave an old piece of clothing for him. Being able to smell it, it will take longer for the pet to notice its absence, in addition to calming it during this period.
Finally, it is cool to leave some sound stimulus, such as the TV of your home connected. Nowadays there are several videos on the internet and even specialized TV channels for the canine public.
Originally from Scotland in the nineteenth century, the Golden Retriever was first used as a hunting dog, using their soft mouth to collect birds shot down by their owners. Over time, due to his docile temperament and companionship, the Golden became a popular dog with families.
Despite its large size, the breed can adapt well in any environment, even in small apartments (considering that owners have time to do daily walks, of course). In addition, the Golden dogs are expensive to maintain because they need a lot of special care, mainly because of their fur, requiring frequent bathing and brushing.
If you choose to have a Golden Retriever as a pet, you will have a faithful companion, very docile, friendly and intelligent , occupying the # 4 position in the rank of canine intelligence.
Life expectancy: 10 to 14 years
Weight: average of 30kg
Height: between 50 and 60cm
Studies claim that growing in a household with a pet is good for development and health. However, some dog breeds have a greater tendency to develop aggressive personalities or simply do not have the patience to deal with children. That is why we’ve listed 5 breeds that are more docile and protective.
1. Golden Retriever: It’s a very friendly breed, they have a protective instinct besides being very playful, so certainty a good choice for fun time with the children.
2. German Shepherd: They are big. We recommended this breed for those who have large area because it knows how to set perimeters and thus keep children safe even outdoors.
3. Saint Bernard: he is extremely calm, patient, protective and likes to play with children. It’s known as a “nanny” dog.
4. Maltese: Now for those who have little space at home, this is the smallest on the list. Their characteristics are playful, sociable and gentle, both with children and other dogs.
5. Beagle: It’s very active, so it’s great to spend the whole afternoon playing with the kids as well as being very docile.
It’s worth remembering that any breed, being well trained, can coexist peacefully with the children. Here, we list those who, by nature, already possess these more tame characteristics.
Obesity in pets is a growing problem, and the repercussions are serious leading to increased veterinary costs and decreased quality of life. In our 2 part blog we will look at causes, consequences and how to prevent obesity.
Let’s look at some startling stats
One in three veterinary patients is considered overweight.
Obesity is the most common preventable disease in dogs in North America.
58% of cats and 53% of dogs in the U.S. are overweight
One of the oldest and best known cat breeds, this beautiful light-colored cat has striking colour points in seal, lilac, chocolate and blue. Originating from Thailand, the Siamese comes in two types: show and traditional. The show Siamese has a tubular body on long legs, a wedge-shaped head with large, triangular ears, and a long tail. The traditional Siamese has a rounded head and chunky body.