How To Discipline Your Dog?
One thing you should not do is hit or spank your dog. Physical forced discipline can cause your dog to become insecure and fearful. If you need to discipline your dog, it should be within 5 seconds after the infraction to not confuse the dog as to why he is being punished. When disciplining your dog, be immediate, consistent, try verbal and nonverbal commands, be firm but not abusive and take into account your dog’s emotional state and discipline appropriately as to not scare or confuse the dog. Try to manipulate your dog when disciplining him into the behavior you want, use positive reinforcement, treats plus use training collar aids.
The Top 5 Most Popular Pet Dog Names
Choosing a name for your new furry friend can be a difficult task. You want to choose a name that is unique, but not too complicated. A name that is easy to say and easy to remember. In this article, we will discuss the top 5 most popular pet dog names.
The Top 5 Most Common Dog Health Problems
Dogs are wonderful companions that bring joy and happiness into our lives. However, like any living creature, they are susceptible to health problems. As a responsible pet owner, it’s important to be aware of the most common dog health problems so that you can take appropriate measures to prevent or treat them. In this article, we will discuss the top 5 most common dog health problems.
The Top Foods to Avoid Feeding Your Pet
As pet owners, we all want to provide the best care possible for our furry friends. This includes providing them with a balanced and nutritious diet. However, not all human foods are safe for pets to consume. In fact, some foods can be toxic and even fatal to pets. In this article, we will discuss the top foods to avoid feeding your pet.
5 Signs Your Pet is Stressed and How to Help
Pets are an integral part of our lives, and we do everything we can to keep them healthy and happy. However, sometimes we overlook signs of stress in our pets, which can lead to significant health problems. Just like humans, pets can experience stress and anxiety, and it’s essential to recognize the signs and help them overcome it. In this article, we will discuss five signs that your pet is stressed and how to help.
The Ultimate Guide to Training Your New Puppy
Bringing a new puppy home is an exciting and joyous experience. However, it can also be overwhelming, especially when it comes to training your new furry friend. Puppies require a lot of time, patience, and dedication to train properly. But don’t worry, with this ultimate guide, you’ll have all the tools and tips you need to train your new puppy successfully.
The Surprising Benefits of Grooming Your Dog Regularly
Grooming your dog regularly may seem like a tedious task, but did you know that it has many surprising benefits for both you and your furry friend? From promoting good health to improving your dog’s behavior, grooming is more than just keeping your dog looking good. In this article, we’ll explore some of the surprising benefits of grooming your dog regularly.
10 Secrets to Keeping Your Dog Happy and Healthy
Dogs are often referred to as man’s best friend, and with good reason. These loyal and loving animals have become an integral part of many people’s lives and families. As a pet owner, it’s your responsibility to ensure your dog is healthy and happy. Here are ten secrets to keeping your dog happy and healthy:
10 Reasons Why Your Dog Ignores Your Commands
Is your dog giving you deaf ears? When this happens, avoid repeating the command over and over and imposing yourself until you get a response; instead, take a step back and consider the following scenarios which are some of the most common issues encountered when training dogs.
Toilet Training – Handling Solid Deposits
It isn’t always an urination or spraying issue that cat owners face when it comes to the litter box. Sometimes, deposits consist of solid waste.
As with any other unwanted behavior, you must first rule out any underlying medical cause for the behavior. There are many medical conditions that can create a bowel movement-related litter box problem, ranging from parasites to serious diseases. Just because the cat’s stool looks normal doesn’t mean there isn’t something going on internally.
If your cat is a long-haired one, she may be having a problem with feces that stick to the fur on her anus, only to drop off outside the box. If this “smelly matter” doesn’t fall off on its own outside the box, the cat may groom to remove them, and they may be left behind on the carpet or floor near you.
Litter box problems and old age.
Litter box problems can easily show up in a geriatric cat. It may be that due to chronic renal failure or diabetes your cat simply can’t make it to the box in time. Arthritis may make it too difficult for your cat to climb over a high-sided box or perch in a covered box. She also may just not have the bladder control she used to have.
With a decrease in activity and a less efficient digestive system, constipation can also be a problem in older cats. Your cat may develop a litter box avoidance problem because she associates the pain of constipation or a urinary condition with the box itself. She may also need to eliminate right where she is, even if it’s far from the box.
The Importance Of Cleaning The Litter Box
To clean your cat’s litter box, you will need a slotted scoop or shovel to sift through the litter for solid waste. It will also enable you to separate the soiled urine clumps from the dry, clean litter if you’re using clumping litter.
If you use non-clumping litter, you’ll also want to use a slotted shovel to remove solid waste. A long-handled unslotted spoon is good for removing mounds of wet litter. Saturated litter left sitting in the box is what will create an odor. Don’t stir the wet litter around or you’ll end up soiling the whole box.
Hopefully, you’ll reconsider the use of non-scoopable litter and will gradually switch your cat over to the more convenient scoopable type. You’ll find the box will have much less odor and you’ll be able to do a more efficient job when it comes to cleanup.
Inappropriate Elimination and Health Problems
Inappropriate elimination problems are often caused by – or were started by – a physical problem. The most common is this.
If you don’t have the health problem correctly diagnosed and treated, there’s almost no chance of fixing the unwanted behavior problem. Moreover, you’re not being fair to your cat.
In other words, if you have a sick cat, all the behavioral methods in the world will not do you much good. In order to address a behavior problem, your cat must be healthy.
So, let’s address the following question: What are the possibilities that a medical condition is causing your cat to avoid the litter box or spray?
The Litter Box – Choosing the place
Location. It applies to real estate and it most definitely applies to litter boxes. Unfortunately, many owners don’t realize the importance of placing it in a suitable location. The truth is, you can have the perfect box, filled with the highest quality litter in the world, but if it’s placed in an area that the cat finds unacceptable, it may be easily rejected.
There is actually one rule that cat owners should never break under any circumstances when it comes to its location: don’t put the litter box near the cat’s food and water.
Your Sensitive Cat And Litter Box Problems
A cat’s senses are how the animal relates to the world around it. In many ways, the senses of a cat are much more acute than ours and this can often be at the root of litter box problems. When your cat begins to urinate, or even defecate, on the floor or furniture, it’s time to get to the root of the problem as quickly as possible. Never punish the cat for his or her transgressions – your pet will be unable to associate the accident with the litter box, and dragging the cat to the litter box after a scolding or spanking will only cause further litter box problems.
When Your Stress Begins to Affect Your Cat
There is no denying that all of us are living in fairly stressful times. The combination of work, family responsibilities, and bombardment of bad news from the television and internet can all help to make you jittery and edgy. Without realizing it, your behavior can easily reflect negatively on your cat, which can result in inappropriate elimination. When your kitty starts to urinate all over the house or apartment, it may be time to step back and take an honest look at how you’re behaving.