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The Tomato Frog: A Rare Amphibian You Need To Know About
So you have decided, you want a pet frog! Cool, but now comes the hard part. What species to get? You want a small, cute one that is easy to care for. In this article, I will talk about my favorite one, and maybe you will like it too.
Zoo Animals and the Effects of Captivity
Zoos are places where people maintain animals for their entertainment. People adore animals because they are attractive, which is why zoos were developed so they could admire them from a safe distance. Nonetheless, the poor caged animals suffer greatly and have mental disorders as a result of this.
The Three Types of Dog Owners
Throughout my life, dogs have always been a part of the family. With maturity, my relationships have evolved through different stages as has my role as a puppy parent. Sometimes time influenced my interactions with pets while at other times the simple chemistry dictated the interactions. In my experience, dogs complete a family by teaching us about unconditional love and acceptance. However, at the same time I have learned there are different parenting styles for pets. How would you define your pet parenting?
- Supported by: Ollie
Free Feeding vs. Scheduled Feeding: A Comprehensive Guide on Meal Time
Just like people, dogs come in all shapes and sizes. Not to mention their energy levels! That means that all dogs have different needs when it comes to the food bowl, which can make it tough when it comes to figuring out a feeding schedule and the type of food that works best for your pet. There are lots of decisions we have to make as pet owners. One of the most important is what, and when, to feed our pups.
- Supported by: Ollie
Human-Grade Dog Food: The Only Option For My German Pointer
Whether he’s sprinting after cattle on an east Texas ranch or hunting down rubber ducks in the bathtub, it’s no secret that my pup Rusty needs a lot of calories to keep his energy levels up!
- Supported by: Ollie
The 3 Essentials Every Pup Needs: Fresh Food, Walkies, and Cuddles
Is there anything better than bringing home a sweet new pup? There’s just something special about those slobbery kisses and curious head tilts that make every early morning wake-up and torn-up shoe absolutely worth it.
To be honest, I had never fully considered fostering a dog until a couple of months before I met Hope. I had this picture of it as a great and noble thing that I wasn't capable of. Then I started seeing frequent social media posts from Dogs Lives Matter - Saving NYC Dogs. This put the mission of fostering dogs into a whole new perspective for me. These weren't dogs that people brought home in hopes of keeping forever (though I would later learn just how common foster fails are!). These were dogs that were dying, that day, if nobody stepped up. I can't say I didn't know that somewhere deep down before, but seeing these listings day in and day out, including the mourning posts for those that never got saved, put things into perspective for me. My adopted dog, Melody, was dog-friendly, and I had the resources to feed another mouth; what was I doing sitting idly by while so many dogs waited in kill shelters for someone that never came?
- Supported By: Halo Collar
Taking Your Pet Everywhere Just Got a Whole Lot Easier, Here’s How
My entire childhood, I never left home without my favorite stuffed animal, a golden retriever from Build-a-Bear. I would take the stuffed animal everywhere you can imagine, from the mall to the zoo to family reunions and on long road trips.
Effects of Captivity on Animals in the Zoos
Zoos are places where people keep animals locked up for their amusement. Animals are beautiful and people like them and this is the reason why they have created zoos, where they can admire animals from a close distance, without being in any danger. Nevertheless, this creates a lot of suffering and mental problems for the poor captive animals.
Traveling with a Dog Reminds Me of Traveling with Children
From the appearance of the first bags, Dagney becomes a permanent appendage to my body. She follows me up and down the steps as we load it with food, clothes, and toiletries. Then we repeat the process to pack all Dagney's supplies. If I were to count, it is possible she has more stuff than I do. I have heard we grow into our space. So true!
The Secrets to Having a Talking Dog
It’s fun to teach your dog a new trick, but it is even more fun to teach them how to talk! Thanks to the use of recordable learning buttons, canines everywhere are finally learning how to speak with their owners. This is a step-by step guide to help you learn how to teach your dog how to use these buttons so you can expand their vocabulary and start chatting with your furry friend.
Supporting the dreams of those who strive to help is important and is personally fulfilling as well. Through the years I've tried to help various organizations by volunteering, fundraising, or donating. The charitable organization I'm featuring here is not close enough for me to volunteer at. If it were, I'd be there every day because it's just so delightful! Do yourself a favor and follow The Ass Menagerie Sanctuary (TAMS) on social media. The animals and their antics will help bring a smile to your day.