Pets and its Popularity.

Pets and its Popularity.
Over centuries, man has been fascinated by animals in the wild, birds of the sky, fishes of the seas and rivers, amphibians that some makes your blood curdle if you are not that kind and so on. Some people are attracted by its beauty, charm, elegance, grace, cuteness, loyalty, faithfulness, curdliness and what other traits you can think of. And is anyone’s guess. Among the popular ones are, dogs, cats, fish, ferrets, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, turtle, snakes, poultry and other livestock.
Dogs and cats are among the most popular ones and after all they are domesticated since the beginning of civilization of man. Somehow humans and these animals has a unique bond of closeness that has no defined explanation or which man cannot decode. It has been reported that more than half of the American households either have a cat or a dog. Pet cats exceeded pet dog population in the United States. With a pet cat population of more than 81 million and pet dog population at 78 million.
There has been documented increase in the ownership of pets over the last several decades. With the increasing urban nature of society, people has been slowly departed from the farm animals. And this has rouse their action to have their own pets as companions.
Since more and more people are living away from their family or living alone, they come to appreciate the company of a cat or a dog. This is true when they come home every day after a tiring day at work and find it refreshing to have your pet snuggling up to you or even accompanying you on the couch watching TV or doing some other thing. For some people they feel the security with the presence of a dog even how small the dog may be, as the pet will sense any intruders and start barking, making noise to alert the owner especially those who stay alone.
The advantage of owning a cat or a dog over other pets is that they are easy to train. They can be taught to relief themselves at a certain place or area delegated to the pets. Living together with humans have expectations. Usually they would not want to have a pet that will mess up the whole house. That is why not every pet is suited to every person. Some people are more fussy with tidiness and hygiene while others are more adaptable and easy going regardless their pets sentiments.
Dogs and cats are more interactive in communication and that is the attractiveness in them. People usually would prefer pets that can react to their conversation and would talk to them affectionately. It seems that centuries of domestication and living with human, cats and dogs seem to understand their owners’ feelings and emotions. They sort of empathize with their owners and gives them the feeling of warm and positive respond.
Owning a cat or a dog is something to think of. It has been reckon that to own a normal size dog, its cost over the lifespan of the pet is about $13,000. And for a cat it is almost the same running at about $12,000. This is the usual normal running cost that is expected of the owner.



While you are not at home, how do you keep your pet occupied.

This is especially true for those working people. While you are not at home, give your pet something to play with to keep them out of trouble. Especially when you have an active dog or cat, try giving them interactive pet toys that are designed to keep your pets’ attention and keeps them occupied. These toys are easily available at pet supply stores as pet toy manufactures are more aware of the needs of pet owners. Always try using a few toys by rotating them each time you are away so that your pets have the new feel each time you give them rather than some boring repetition.
Dogs or cats that tends to engage in “destructive” activities, especially on furniture, needs to be confined. You need to put your pet in a crate that is big enough for it to turn and move about. If the duration of absent of the owner is a long one like those working from 8am to 5pm, you need to understand that your dog need to ease itself. So you have to factor in an area for it to use as its toilet. Usually this can be easily bought from a pet supplies store.
Remember that your pet dog or cat must have ample food and water supply. Logically placement of the crate is important so that it is well ventilated and temperature that is suitable. Ideally never leave your pet cat or dog alone for more than 24 hours. Especially dogs, they will be lonely, so never neglect your pet.


Do you need to keep your dog outdoors!

If you are keeping your pet dog outdoors, you need to provide it with a well-built shelter. In some areas, the weather can change drastically and it is really harmful and can even endanger the life of your pet dog. So when we need to keep our pet outdoors, we need to consider a lot of factors. It will not be like a house that we live in with temperature controlled environment and protection from the weather.
It is necessary to take into consideration which part of the country we live in. Does it have four seasons? Does the temperature heats up hotly in the daytime and plunge to freezing cold at night. And other harsh environment factors that we need to pay attention to.
Some logical suggestion is to ensure that the shelter is high above ground as you do not want your pet to get wet if it rains or worst still in flood prone area. Furthermore the temperature of the dog house is more easily control when it is not “connected” to the ground.
The dog house should be able to withstand the winds, rain and the harsh environment of its surroundings. The shelter should be big enough for it to move about such as sitting and lying down comfortably. It should be well ventilated but not to the extend of allowing a draft of winds especially during the cold nights. Countries that have four seasons, the shelter must be constructed to cater for those revolving seasons with temperature controlled environment.
Whatever the reason, if you own a pet dog, you are committed to its well-being and comfort. Nothing beats being with you in your home.

What is a Pet

What is a pet?

Are you having problem with your pet?

Two of the most commonly discussed items that we always encounter. One is a definition or rather the accepted norm of what a pet is and will be elaborated, and the other is an issue which all pet owners will be glad that they know what their pets are feeling and telling them. Some expert in this subject termed it as animal psychology.

Pets is an animal that is usually kept chiefly for companionship or protection of a person. And it is so different from working animals such as sheep herding or sport animals which are used for hunting. Pets like dogs usually live together in the house with the owner, whereas working animals are kept outside the house usually in the farm house protecting the farm stocks or together with the herds.

There are numerous types of animals, reptiles, amphibians and so on, being kept as pets by people. Even big cats like tigers, leopards, panthers or lion has been kept as pets. These are usually termed as exotic pets but do be reminded that those are not really domesticated and they have those wild animal instinct and is dangerous to humans. Usually keeping this type of exotic pets needs regulated license by the authority.

However the most common ones are cats and dogs as they are most endearing to human beings. Both have been domesticated since ancient time with documents, artifacts and paintings indicating the relationship. And its long history of closeness to people whether in terms of companions or of assistance.

It is important to know that you need to understand what your pet is “saying” and communicating to you. You need to adapt to your pet’s mode or manner of communication to understand what they are conveying to you. You cannot expect your pet to totally adapt to human’s way of communication. That is why humans are of higher intelligence and are more “gifted” to adapt to situations and characters. So owners are obligated to learn the sign and gesture your dogs are exhibiting so that you can respond accordingly and really have a wonderful connection with your extended “family member”, the pet dog.

Pets are like us human beings and their health and wellness require attention. They will fall sick and be afflicted with illness and disorders if we do not understand their needs. Therefore the ample understanding of the animal psychology and physiology will help in keeping our pets, which most of us consider as part of our extended family, in a healthy state. By doing so, we will always be looking out for other modes to supplement their nutritional needs such as vitamins, apart from the processed animal foods which we feed them every day.

More and more people are also treating their pets with affections and would be getting supplies such as sleeping beds or bags, clothes, attire & shoes, collars & leashes, grooming supplies, flea & ticks comb, pet house, crates & carriers, carrying bags and any other things that you can think of. You can find a big list of accessories for your pets that you cannot even imagine existed when you surf the internet. This has been the dynamic development in our pets’ world created by man.