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Importance of Proper Pet Bird Care

Bird CageOwning a pet requires time, care, and responsibility. Most importantly, you need the budget to provide their basic needs and medical care. Just like any domesticated cat or dog, birds are also great pets to include in your family. If raised and nurtured well, birds can be affectionate creatures that can easily interact with you and your family.

Tips on Buying Pet Birds

Before you jump into the decision to buy a pet bird, try to think about 2 important aspects first – time and money. A bird requires attention, maintenance, and care. Unlike what most people think, pet birds also need playtime and socializing the same way dogs and cats do. If you can’t provide the same time and effort to socialize with your pets, then it won’t be a good idea to get a pet at all. Also, there are certain birds that can be high-maintenance. If you can’t invest a lot of time and money on caring for your bird, you can choose low-maintenance bird species like canaries and finches that can thrive well with basic maintenance. Bird species that require constant attention are cockatiels, parakeets, and African grey parrots. Every type has their own special characteristics and needs so be sure to choose your pet based on the level of time, attention, and budget you can allocate for pet care.

Basic Needs of Pet Birds

Many birds need attention and interaction. It’s good to place them in areas in your home where your and your family stay frequently like the kitchen or living room. Also, choosing the right cage for your pet will keep them safe, healthy, and secure.

Housing

Purchase cages that are non-toxic because most birds will chew on their cages. You also have to choose a cage that has sufficient space for your birds to move around. Select a cage that is more than three times the length of their wingspan. If you have more than one pet, choose a bigger cage to provide enough space for each bird. Birds tend to feel depress when they are kept in small cages with not enough room for play and movement. Consider these factors when selecting a bird cage for your new pets.

Food and Toys

Based your food choices that are specific to the needs of the type of bird you have. Many pet supply stores sell bird food based on species. That will help you cater to the nutritional needs of your beloved pet. When it comes to playtime, birds will also benefit from toys. They are intelligent creatures that need mental stimulation to become great pet birds. There are interactive toys designed for birds. You can check out pet supply stores for some ideas on the best toys available.

Veterinary Care

Bird pets need medical care, too. It’s good to consult your local veterinarian for any recommendations, dos and don’ts for birds. You must also allot a budget for emergency medical care and make sure you have the contact details of a nearby veterinary clinic for emergency cases. That is not only for bird pet owners, but all pet owners from dogs, cats, reptiles, and more. Learning more about caring for your pet is part of being a responsible owner so you can best provide the care that they need.

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The Benefits of Automatic Pet Feeders & Waterers

Pet FeedersFeed and water are two essential elements for keeping your dog happy and healthy.  It’s important that your pet be fed and given water every day, preferably at around the same time of the day, if possible, in order to keep their digestive systems working regularly.  Because we all often lead busy lives and our schedules may sometimes produce conflicts which prevent us from keeping a set schedule for our pets, we cannot always guarantee that our dogs are going to get their food and water at the same time every day.  That was before automatic pet feeders and waterers came along.

The automatic pet feeder gives you as a dog owner or guardian the freedom of being able to always make sure that your dog has food, without having to always be there to make sure that happens.  The automatic pet feeder stores the food for you and dispenses it when need so you don’t have to worry about not having your dog’s food ready at a certain time throughout the day.  How does it work?  Automatic dog feeders are equipped with mechanisms that allow you to set a certain time of day during which the food will be dispersed.  When that time of the day comes, the dispenser is activated and the preset amount of food is released into the bowl.  Most come with features which allow you to decide how much food is dispensed so you’re not giving your dog too much or too little food.  It’s important to keep in mind how much food you want your dog to eat at one setting.  This will determine which levels you are going to set the automatic pet feeder at.  You don’t want to over feed your dog as this will lead to obesity and unhealthy eating habits.  Also, it is unsafe to under feed your dog as this can lead to malnutrition and other health issues.  So really the only responsibility you have as the owner or guardian is to make sure that the automatic pet feeder is stocked with food, and to make sure the feeder stays clean.  The automatic pet feeders are designed to hold dry food only, not wet food which would be quite messy and obviously would not keep very well in a container of this type.  Automatic pet feeders come in all shapes and sizes.  If you’re like me and prefer to feed your dog twice a day, there are 2 meal pet feeders which contain 2 separate bowls of food, both of which are dispensed at the time of the day that you choose.

Automatic pet waterers like the Drinkwell Pet Fountain serve essentially the same purpose as the automatic pet feeders in that they are designed to eliminate the need for you as the dog owner or guardian to be there to fill the water bowl for your dog every day or whenever the bowl is empty.  They help to keep your pet hydrated and healthy and reduces the chance of your dog experiencing health issues as a result of the lack of water.  Automatic waterers are equipped with a holding tank which is usually big enough to hold a substantial amount of water, and the water is dispensed in proportion to the amount that your dog drinks.  So there is always a full bowl of water for your dog to drink from.  When the water in the tank runs out, you simply fill it back up again and replace it on the holder, and then repeat the same steps when the supply runs out again.

One thing to remember is that as with any other dish or bowl that is being used to feed and water your dog, the automatic feeders and waterers become dirty and require cleaning.  It’s important that you realize that just because they may be automatic, that doesn’t mean that we can completely ignore all responsibility.  They must be kept clean in order to provide your dog with the cleanest, most sanitary source of food and water.  Many automatic pet waterers are built with filtration systems that help to keep the water healthy and free of unwanted, harmful substances so this eases some of the responsibility of keeping the water fresh and clean.

Guaranteeing that your dog always has fresh food and water will make your dog’s life a lot more comfortable and having the automatic pet feeder and waterer will make your life as a dog owner or guardian a lot more enjoyable as well.

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Choosing The Right Veterinarian

VeterinarianFurry friends are often considered members of the family, and just like other family members, you want to be sure you are getting the best in health care for them. There are vets all over the place, often each town contains two or more, meaning you have some decisions to make when it comes time to deciding where the best place is for their health needs to be met.

Choosing a veterinarian can be an important decision, but there are some key factors that will make it so much easier to find the right animal hospital to meet your needs. Above all other things, make sure any vet’s office you are looking into using has been accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association. This group ensures that all the veterinarian office equipment, patient care, facilities, and staff are all up to code. You can also check the background of the veterinarian and verify that they themselves are also certified by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners.
Asking friends and family what vets office they use can help you find the best decision for your needs. Friends and family will all have personal reasons for the offices they use, but with their insight it might become easier to narrow down the field of options.

When you visit an office you are thinking of using, ask for a tour. While you may not be able to see the operating rooms if they are in use, you should be allowed to see the rest of the clinic and get a good idea of how clean and organized the location is. This will also give you an idea of how well equipped the office is, a good clinic should be capable of doing x-rays, run lab tests, monitor blood pressure, and use IV’s of medications as well as feeding if necessary. There are also a few questions that you should ask any veterinarian before you decide which location is best for your needs. Check to make sure all the vet techs are licensed, that dogs and cats are kept in separate locations, what emergency services the location is capable of handling, and what the locations hours of operation are. These questions will help you narrow down any choices and feel confident that any location you choose will suite your personal needs.

For those looking for a Woodbridge In Veterinarian, there are numerous choices, but Independent Hill Veterinary Clinic is one of the top Manassas animal hospitals, and should be one of your top choices. The location is a full service facility and offers both regular as well as emergency care. While the facility is actually located in Manassas, they are also considered a Woodbridge veterinarian. They are members of the American Animal Hospital Association and they work diligently to be one of the top Manassas Animal In Hospitals

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Horse Riding: A sport or a daily mean

Horse RidingHorse riding also known as Equestrianism is basically the art of riding the horse or vaulting with them. In this case horses are personally trained for most of the practical work purpose such as for the police work or may be for the prime purpose to control animals on ranch. They are also trained for the competitive sports. If you go deep in to this then this horse riding is the basic means of transportation in most of the places where other mode of transportation cannot be used.

So just going through the jist of this matter considering horse riding as a sport is not a fair mean. Apart from being used in competitive sports these horses are also used in horse shows as well used for harness racing. It is also a daily mean for most of the people especially the ones staying in mountainous regions. Although nowadays humans have a desire to take part in this horse riding and gamble on them.

Though riding is not an easy task. You have to control a 12 hundred pound animal with your mind. It is equally difficult task to go along with the animal’s mind set. Then only they will work for you. Horse riding should not be considered a sport as it serves a lot more than just being used for these mere horse races. It acts as a transportation mean for people living in mountainous region, It is also used  for horse shows, therapeutic purpose, farming etc.In most of the places terming horse riding as a sport is considered as cruelty to these animals. There are certain types of horse race such as steeple chasing where the horses are required to jump hurdles while galloping at full speed. Now this can injure the animal resulting to its death. There are certain surveys that depict the death of these animals nearly every year.

Apart from this there are many health issues related to this as well. Handling such a heavy animal and riding it in the correct form include a number of health risks thereby leading to severe injuries and fatalities as well. According to certain studies mostly the injury is caused by falling from the horse while riding thereby leading to head injuries,chest,abdomen,arm dislocation, leg fracture etc.There are injuries as well which is attained by being kicked by the animal. Head injury is considered to be the most traumatic of all and studies also predict that most of the players suffering from head injury were wearing helmet while riding the horse. Hence one has to be careful of these. Hence this can be one of the major reason to not consider horseback riding as a sport. Also riding a horse astride could lead to injuries in the women’s sex organs. As this is the most sensitive area of a woman so mostly they should avoid taking part in these races. Hence horse riding as a sport not only affect horses but also the players as well be it a woman or a man.

Hence going through all the above mentioned reasons, horse riding should not be considered for sports .May be this step can save the lives of a lot number of horses as well as players

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Why Animal Conservation Is So Important

Animal ConservationThese days a lot of emphasis is being paid to animal conservation. Because of the increasing pollution and population of human life, wildlife is suffering a lot. A number of animals are on the verge of extinction and many have become extinct because their natural habitat is being destroyed. As human beings, we must all pledge not to disturb wildlife because animals deserve to live in this world as much as we do. It is quite unfortunate to see that despite many efforts, a number of animals are still endangered. Governmental laws prohibit the selling and killing of certain animals which are very few in number. Wildlife enthusiasts are trying their level best to improve the natural habitat of most animals so that they can live freely.

Wildlife sanctuaries and parks

Wildlife sanctuaries are the government’s way of protecting the animals. A number of animals who are now labelled as endangered species are being bred so that their number increases and the ecosystem go back to normal. The inclusion of environmental studies in school curriculum is another attempt by the government to protect wildlife. If children are made aware of the various hazards faced by animals in today’s times, it will definitely help in improving the conditions of animals in the future. Turtles happen to be one of those creatures which are fast diminishing from this world. Sale of turtles has been banned, so think twice before purchasing one because you might just break the laws. If you love turtles, then you can definitely visit a turtle hatchery with prior permission.

What to expect at hatcheries?

Once you reach the hatcheries, you will be enlightened by the different types of turtle and their various features. The staffs working at turtle hatcheries are really friendly and know their job really well. They are knowledgeable and thus share their expertise with the visitors. By visiting, you will get to know the various ways employed to save the animal from jungle survival. The process of laying eggs, the seasons of mating and hatching are discussed, if you are lucky, you could also see and hold turtles and their eggs. Initially, fishermen used to pick up turtle eggs and sell them off at nominal prices to whoever interested. This practice was then banned by many governments and hatcheries were later introduced where turtles could safely lay eggs, and the offspring would not have to go through the whole process of jungle survival. Since the eggs are protected in turtle hatchery, no outside animal can come and destroy, it, this way the chances of more turtle to be born and survive increases manifolds. Staying in these hatcheries is an experience in its own right, at night you can see the movement of turtles with the help of binoculars. The female turtle carrying eggs must not be disturbed, which is why observing them should be limited to a certain distance. Sale of flesh and scales of turtles has lead to their diminishing number, if people stop buying them, their sales will decrease as well.

With New Campaign, VetIQ Will Raise Awareness About Canine Dental Health

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EAGLE, Idaho — VetIQ launched a new campaign aimed at improving public awareness of the importance of canine dental health. As with people, dental health is both important to the general well-being of dogs and can also influence the health of other parts of the body. With Americans spending more on their … Continue reading “With New Campaign, VetIQ Will Raise Awareness About Canine Dental Health”

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EAGLE, Idaho — VetIQ launched a new campaign aimed at improving public awareness of the importance of canine dental health. As with people, dental health is both important to the general well-being of dogs and can also influence the health of other parts of the body. With Americans spending more on their beloved canine pets than ever before, relatively simple measures can help ensure that every dog’s teeth and gums remain in the best possible shape between visits to the vet.

Containing no wheat, corn, or soy, for example, veterinarian-recommended VetIQ Minties® chews clean teeth, control tartar and plaque, and freshen dogs’ breath with five natural ingredients. Dog owners can learn more at and at the VetIQ Facebook page, where helpful tips, giveaways, and special offers are posted regularly.

“Like so many people, we really love dogs here at VetIQ and always seek to do everything possible for our pets,” a VetIQ representative said, “Unfortunately, many dog owners do not realize how important dental care and health are to their pets, with some even assuming that natural processes keep dogs’ teeth and gums protected as well as possible. The reality is, though, that there are good ways for dog owners to give their pets a significant leg up when it comes to dental health. Through our new public awareness campaign, we’re going to help many people understand what a difference they can make for their pets. We invite everyone to have a look at the resources we’ve put online at along with the regular updates at our Facebook page.”

Americans spent over $60 billion on supplies and accessories for their pets last year, according to the American Pet Products Association, a figure that has nearly tripled over the past twenty years. While dog beds and toys are always popular, some pet owners fail to realize that even a little bit of spending on other kinds of supplies can help dogs live even healthier, happier lives.

VetIQ Minties dental chews, for example, are recommended by leading veterinarians for use in keeping the teeth and gums of dogs as healthy and clean as possible. Produced in the USA, Minties chews contain no wheat, corn, or soy, unlike the leading competing product. Made with five natural ingredients that tackle the toughest odors, Minties also leave a dog’s breath as fresh and clean as teeth and gums.

Always maintaining the highest standards of product quality and safety, VetIQ is a leading manufacturer of products like Minties and many more. The company’s new public awareness campaign will help more dog owners learn about simple ways they can support the dental health of their dogs and help them live more rewarding lives. Those interested can learn more at and submit any questions using the information found on the “Contact Us” page.

About VetIQ:
Leveraging state-of-the-art research to create products that help make pets healthier and happier, VetIQ maintains the industry’s highest standards of quality and safety at all times.

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PetAction Reports Fleas Have Been Around for Roughly 100 Million Years

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(Eagle, Idaho) Fleas remain in abundance on the earth today, and this should not surprise humans. For roughly 100 million years now, fleas have occupied the planet, and there are currently over 2,000 species and subspecies that have been identified. Pet owners need to be concerned about this common pest, as it can do serious harm to an animal. Thankfully, PetAction ( offers a flea and tick solution that both pet owners and their furry friends will appreciate.

“Fleas may transmit tapeworms to a pet and they can bring about allergy induced dermatitis, a problem that plagues many animals. Over time, if the fleas attack the animal, the pet may develop anemia, a condition in which their red blood cell count drops. The pet may become chilled, display pale skin, appear overly tired, develop shortness of breath or contract heart disease. In addition, they may begin eating clay, dirt and/or ice to try to combat the problem,” the staff at PetAction ( reports.

Fleas aren’t the only concern of pet owners, nevertheless. Ticks remain active all year long, yet many humans believe they only pose a threat during the summer months. In fact, it takes a period of temperatures below ten degrees Fahrenheit before ticks die off. They do become less active during the winter months, but may still attach to a host. It simply takes more effort on their part. They are more abundant during wet winters or when temperatures remain mild all year round.

Ticks transmit Lyme Disease, yet this isn’t the only problem associated with these pests. They may also transmit a variety of other illnesses, including canine tick paralysis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and tularemia. For this reason, a pet owner must be vigilant at all times and, with more than 800 species of ticks, a pet owner needs to be aware of the risks and take action.

“PetAction ( offers a flea and tick solution that is easy to use. It is fast acting and waterproof and protects an animal against these common pests. Owners are sure to appreciate the ease at which it is applied, and pets are sure to enjoy the relief they obtain from the itching that occurs with a flea problem. Although ticks don’t lead to similar skin issues for most pets, they are still dangerous, thus this is the product to buy. It controls fleas, their eggs and larvae, ticks and chewing lice, giving pet owners comfort they all doing all they can for their furry friends,” the staff reports.

About PetAction:

PetAction understands the risks posed by fleas and ticks. They now offer a solution that is waterproof, convenient, long-lasting and acts quickly, and this product controls fleas, flea eggs and larvae, chewing lice and ticks.

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Tips For Proper Pet Transportation There are regulations and laws to be followed when transporting pets outside your state or country. In this modern day and age, it’s possible for people to take their pets during holiday vacation anywhere they want. What’s unfortunate is that, it is not as simple as going to airport and passing through customs and jet off. Basically, there are some laws that are surrounding pet transportation that should be met and followed. I’ll be providing you some important things that you must be mindful about before booking your holiday trip with the intent of taking your cats, dogs or whatever pet you might have to a far away destination. Still, being safe than sorry is better. Number 1. Rabies vaccination – there is no argument to the fact that rabies is a terrifying disease and it could be devastating to any country. Many people as a result are conscious of such. Well, ensuring that your pet receives vaccination will be important to save yourself from complaints of bringing them in your trip.
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Number 2. Micro-chipping – your pets should be micro-chipped before you board them. Again, this can be performed by your trusted veterinarian.
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Number 3. Blood sampling – all blood samples needed should be done as well. Blood tests are performed in order to ensure that rabies vaccine is enough to protect your pet and other people it may potentially bite. The vaccine must be equal to more than .5IU/ml. See to it that your veterinarian provides documentation of the vaccination as a proof. These boxes should be ticked before you have your dog leave the country or at least, prior the pet transportation agency brings your pet back. There are a number of both government as well as non government organizations that you can actually give a call, which can be of big help in providing useful info regarding moving your pets to and from your native place. The best and at the same time, safest thing you can do is to ensure that you have all vaccinations done and documentation required before you decide to leave the country because this makes the transition a lot easier for you and for your beloved pet. There are a lot of animal courier companies that have all details needed before travelling and say that you have not made prior arrangement, then most instances, they can get all boosters and documentation sorted out for you. Try not to violate the laws implemented by your country when it comes to pet transportation as failing to comply to the rules may put your pet into quarantine of at least 6 months.

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Significance Of Pet Health

Pets are considered to be man’s best friend, however, it is really important to ensure that the pet is always in good health as there are several diseases that may attack the pet such as an ear infection. For a person to have the capacity to take great care of a pet then they ought to have the capacity to guarantee that the pet is very much encouraged to guarantee that it has the correct parts required for their development, all around prepared and cleaned to keep escapes and different bugs from assaulting the pet furthermore guarantee that the pet is all around prepared in that it needs normal practice to advance development and improvement.

One should also ensure that the pet has regular vaccination and also visits to the veterinary so as to ensure that the pet is in good health and that it is prevented from certain diseases and infections. Pet medicinal services is vital as it permits the specialist and the proprietor of the pet to have the capacity to identify infections at an early stage before it continues and turns out to be more regrettable, not at all like people pets can’t have the capacity to express what they feel whether it is torment or distress subsequently normal checkups guarantee that the pet is free from any illnesses before it transforms into a case which might be hard to treat.

Regular visits to the veterinary also ensures that the owner of the pet gets to save money in the long run this is because in the case where the pet may be found with an illness then it will be easier to treat the disease as opposed to not taking the pet for regular checkups then finding out that it has a severe disease which will be very difficult to treat and it may cost you too much money in the long run.

General visits to the veterinary likewise guarantees that the pet gets the chance to carry on with a more drawn out life this is on account of creatures that are not well dealt with can’t have the capacity to carry on with a more extended life this is on account of their wellbeing has a tendency to be at hazard thus they are effortlessly presented to malady bringing about components rather than pets that are well dealt with as they are not effectively inclined to infections which will abbreviate their life. Pet proprietors ought to guarantee that they take great care of their pet and guarantee that they are very much sustained and kept and in the meantime guarantee that the pet gets great human services to empower them to carry on with a sound life.

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Discovering The Truth About Harnesses

Important Information Concerning Puppy Harnesses If you love your dog, it is certain that you will do everything possible to offer them the care they deserve. You will want to give them the best food and look good as well. When you wish to make your pup look good and stay safe, you may want to consider harnesses or dog collars. A vast majority of owners are using harnesses for their dogs as they are considered to be safer than the traditional dog collars. Talking your dog for a walk is one of the best ways to bond. Most dogs enjoy the opportunity to see the world outside of home, fenced yard or apartment and love getting one on one attention from their owners. The market today has plenty of dog harnesses designed to fit around the dog’s torso. They work great for any size dog including the small breeds.
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There are a few essential considerations when determining the best harness for your dog or pet. These may include the personality of the personality of the dog, as well as the size of the harness.Additionally, you will want to consider the degree of energy the pet has, what ease and comfort you may have with walking them, as well as the disposition your dog exhibits when going for walks.
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Pup harnesses are available in many different types, styles, sizes, and materials used in making them.They can be made of leather, cotton, suede, and polyester, nylon, suede, fine mesh among other materials. Durability is one of the most significant quality to look out for when shopping for dog harnesses. Look for an accessory that is worth every penny you spend. Ensure that it has a nice design and is made with an excellent quality material. Before buying a harness, you will want to make sure that your dog will feel comfortable with it. When it comes to choosing a right harness for your dog; you do not necessarily have to stick with the plain old ones. Designer dog harnesses allow owners to ensure safety and comfort for their beloved pets without compromising on style and fashion. Walk your most-loved pet with a harness from the very best designer harness by Puppia Harness. Puppia Harness is a reputable dog couture collection that has made a name for itself by giving dogs a new style. It includes exciting dog apparel and accessories designs. Puppia Harness feature a broad range of harnesses that compliment every mood, breed, and need. Designer dog harnesses may be custom-made or not. The one major difference is that they stand out from the rest. Designer dog harnesses are excellent if you wish to make your pet look attractive and in style. Above all, remember the usual and essential components of the dog harness such as adjustable chest belts, neck, and chest support, and easy-to-snap buckles.