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Vital Signs in a Dog

Body Temperature. 100.5 -101.5F (38.1C – 38.6C) but may be as high as 101.8 (38.8C) in stressful situations, such as at the vet’s office. Pulse. 70 beats per minute in large dogs; 120 beats per minute in small dogs. These rates are based on the animal... read more

Microchips

Responsible pet owners are using microchip to ensure that if their pets are ever lost and turned into the pound they will be returned as quickly as possible. In many areas in Spain it is a legal requirement. Responsible breeders are also making increasing use of these... read more

Ten worst excuses not to spay or neuter a pet

1.Just one litter and then we’ll have Fluffy spayed. (Studies show that virtually the entire pet overpopulation stems from the “just one litter mentality.)2. My dog doesn’t run loose, so he doesn’t need to be fixed.  (Murphy’s Law says... read more

The Sit & Stay

This is an exercise that can only be correctly taught if each stage is perfected before continuing on to the next stage. The training for this exercise should be started indoors, the dog on the lead and no distractions. Initially the handler should be kneeling on the... read more

Drug Detection

I have recently heard some interesting news from Police K9 that I thought readers might like to know about. Scent Pictures: Several Police Dog handlers on the Police-K9 list have been discussing the dogs ability to detect mulitple odors. One agency is actually mixing... read more

Cat Articles


Are all lilies poisonous to cats?

Are all lilies poisonous to cats? All parts of the lily – including the stem, leaves, petals, stamens and pollen – are poisonous to cats.   Even minor exposures (cat chewing on a leaf or getting pollen on his or her haircoat or whiskers) can be fatal. What... read more

Are all lilies poisonous to cats?

Are all lilies poisonous to cats? All parts of the lily – including the stem, leaves, petals, stamens and pollen – are poisonous to cats.   Even minor exposures (cat chewing on a leaf or getting pollen on his or her haircoat or whiskers) can be fatal. What... read more

Kennel Cough Cats and Dogs

Beware Kennel Cough Kennel cough is not serious, but some dogs can become seriously ill from kennel cough infection (especially very young, very old ). Whenever a dog is coughing, a visit to the vet is highly recommended to sort out possible diagnoses and treatment... read more

New rules for pet travel 29 December 2014

New rules for pet travel On 29 December 2014 new pet passports will be required? What does this mean for my dog, cat or ferret? If your pet was given a passport before 29 December 2014, you do not need to get a new one. Your old one is valid. If your pet is given a... read more

CAT AND CHRISTMAS

Christmas is a stressful time for most cats, except for the very laid back ones. Strangers coming into the home, small children, loud noises from guests, and TVs, unusual smells from Christmas trees and holly and miseltoe, unusual food etc. If you have a nervous cat,... read more

Dog Poems


Lonely dog

Lonely Dog Once I was a lonely dog,Just looking for a home.I had no place to go,No one to call my own. I wandered up and down the streets,in rain in heat and snow.I ate what ever I could find,I was always on the go. My skin would itch, my feet were sore,My body ached... read more

My Gift To Jesus

“My Gift To Jesus” I wish someone had given little Jesus a dogAs loyal and loving as mine,To sleep by His manger and gaze into his eyesAnd adore Him for being divine. As Our Lord grew to manhood, His own faithful dogwould have followed Him all through the... read more

Stray’s Prayer

Stray’s PrayerDear GodPlease send me somebody who will care!I’m tired of runningI’m sick with despair My body is achingIt’s so racked with painAnd Dear God I prayAs I run in the rain That someone will love meAnd give me a homeA warm cozy bedAnd... read more

He was lost

He was lost!-not a shade of doubt of that;For he never barked at a slinking cat,But stood in the square where the wind blew rawWith a drooping ear and a trembling pawAnd a mournful look in his pleading eyeAnd a plaintive sniff at the passer-byThat begged as plain as a... read more

Paw Prints in the Sand

Paw Prints in the Sand As I walk along the sea shore I remember times agoWhen you and I would stroll alongWith no particular place to go We would run into the surf our wet feet covered with sandI think about good times thenAnd wipe the tear with my hand I look down... read more

Cat Poems


A Parting Prayer

A Parting Prayer Dear Lord, please open your gatesand call St. Francisto come escort this beloved companionacross the Rainbow Bridge. Assign her to a place of honour,for she has been a faithful servantand has always done her best to please me. Bless the hands that... read more

Why God created animals

Why God created animalsA newly discovered chapter in the Book of Genesis has provided the answer to “Where do pets come from?” Adam said, “Lord, when I was in the garden, you walked with me everyday. Now I do not see you anymore. I am lonesome here... read more

WE HAVE A SECRET

WE HAVE A SECRET We have a secret, you and I that no one else shall know, For who but I can see you lie each night in fire glow? And who but I can reach my hand before we go to bed And feel the living warmth of you and touch your silken head? And only I walk woodland... read more

Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is... read more

My Cat

My Cat My cat walks slowly through the house,measuring each step,examining the nooks and crannys,and I can almost visualize,the crown of diamonds on her head,the purple velvet capetrimmed with erminetrailing behind her. When I call her name,she lifts her tailin... read more
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