Just like with human birth, there are things about birthing puppies that just don't make it into literature! Maybe it's due to the graphic nature of the topic, or perhaps the authors are such old hands that they don't think to put these things in. Either way, here are the top seven things I learnt when birthing my first litter, that they didn't tell me about:
Traveling across the country or across the world is certainly one of the best experiences you can do in life. You're capable of visiting locations you've never been to, eating cuisines your tastebuds aren't familiar with, and just living away from home for a couple of days or weeks is the best feeling... until you realize how much you miss your pup. But wait, why not travel with your dog?! The two of you can check out so many destinations, you won't have to leave him behind with a dog sitter anymore.
Thousands of pets go missing daily. Here are some tips on what to do in case your beloved pet goes missing.
I might have the luxury of living in a house now, but I started out as an apartment and rental dweller for many years of my life. As someone that has always enjoyed the presence of pets and other living things in my home, I’d gotten creative over the years with the animals I let share my space.
Pristine snow encapsulates the driveway and the surrounding yards, while more snowflakes descend with brilliant tranquility. My dog Milly immediately adds some yellow hues to this picturesque scene, highlighting the flower bed beside our front door. After relieving herself, she enthusiastically tugs me back inside the warm house. Milly is not what you would call a "snow dog."
I live in the Northern California foothills so we get chilly temps during the winter months. Just like humans, it's far easier to keep our furry family members healthy and fit during the warm summer compared to the long, cold days of winter. As a pet owner and one who loves to exercise, it can be tough to get outdoors and exercise when the temps drop during the winter months.
I have a 30kg pitbull that is a big headed bag of muscle that has been pulling the leash like a maniac for 2 years now. His pulling never really bothered me because I got used to it in time.
Guinea pigs are not the kind of pet to get your kid to teach them responsibility. They require way more than you think.
One of the biggest problems that animal rescues face is fundraising, be it an event or writing asking donors for money, this includes grant writing to foundations who openly are offering FREE money to help them.
You love everything about your pet… except maybe their mess. Hair, stains, dirt, and odors are anticipated consequences of loving your pet unconditionally. But you don’t have to live with the smelliness and dirtiness. Here are the simplest, easiest cleaning hacks to keep your house beautifully fresh… even with the dirtiest pets.
My favorite podcast is playing as I clean my room, a comedy podcast that distracts me from the endless mess I’m trying to work my way through. Above me, a cockatiel is happily chirping and tossing empty seed casings at me. It’s time for me to take a break, so I stop the podcast and go next door to a room currently functioning as Loud Bird Prison.