by Ryan D. Cat Training: Play Aggression Aggression is an inherent aspect of your cat's predatory nature: behaviors like stalking, chasing, leaping, pouncing, swatting and biting are all common displays, and are always a major component of any play session. Usually, this doesn't constitute a problem: it's just how cats play, and catering to your catss predatory whims can be pretty fun! But when your cat becomes play aggressive, things can get very uncomfortable, very quickly: faced with a ca..
by Jim Moore Bet you would like to know what your cat is trying to tell you? You might not, if you haven't been around felines a lot. Of course, cats meow. And the type of meow they use gives you a good idea of what they're trying to communicate with you. This is especially true if your pet is a Siamese cat. This type of cat is very vocal. One Siamese owner had a cat that meowed loudly - and persistently - whenever it wanted to play a game of hide and seek. Every time the cat used his "specia..
by Michael Moyssidis You've brought your cat home and got her set up with all her needs. Now, you're faced with some of the more puzzling aspects of cat care. You're concerned about shedding. You're wondering about declawing. And that's just for starters. Not to worry. First and foremost, realize that the first step to successful cat ownership is to love your cat. Filling in the blanks on the information you don't know yet will come. And here's some information and knowledge to get you started..
by Julia Carter If you are usually allergic to dogs or one of your family members is, it is the wisest idea to look for dog breeds suitable for people with allergies. While there are no breeds that cause no allergies for anyone at all, there are a good number of breeds that are usually safe and cause fewest allergies. These breeds are much safer for allergic children too. Dogs that have the least possibility to cause allergies are called hypo-allergenic dogs. Many people whose children have ..
Many of the products offered by Robbins Pet Care are meant to replace vital nutrients lost during the processing of your pet's food. Regardless of price, the cooking, canning and processing techniques destroy these nutrients. We are continually hearing warnings of eating too much processed food in our own diets. This same principle applies to your pet. What if someone tried to sell you a bag or can of food and said it was perfect and all you ever needed to eat again to maintain optimal health? ..
Written by Richard Sandore, MD Produced and edited by Well Beings - Senior Cat & Dog Products. © 2006 WellBeings.com Reproduced with permission. Herbs are the oldest and most natural medicine and the dramatic increase in their use, especially in veterinary care, brings us full circle because animals were the first herbalists. It is only right that we return the gift of the healing power of herbs to our companions. Herbs and Our Natural Resources Even before people walked the earth animals wer..
What is involved with a holistic approach to health? Holistic health involves much more than simply using herbs or other alternative therapies when one is ill. It is an approach to health in which one creates an environment that builds strength from the inside to better deal with stresses from the outside. How is it different from the traditional Western (or allopathic) approach? Allopathic medicine seeks to cure through alleviating symptoms. The holistic approach seeks to cure an ailment by ..
"Avoid contact with skin." "Harmful or fatal if swallowed." "This product is toxic to fish, birds and other wildlife." "Harmful if absorbed through skin." "Harmful if inhaled." "Avoid contact with eyes, skin or clothing." "Keep out of reach from children." "Dust released by collar is a cholinesterase inhibitor." [Cholinesterase inhibitors lead to an accumulation of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. This produces paralysis and then death in insects.] Those are common precautionary statements o..
by Jill Firth PGDip AM (Dist) Not very long ago, complementary, or alternative therapies as they are more often referred to, were regarded with scorn and suspicion by much of the veterinary profession. Examples include acupuncture, homoeopathy, physiotherapy, chiropractic, massage and herbs to name but a few. Today, these "alternative" modalities are becoming widely accepted and respected as viable companions to traditional veterinary medicine. They are more correctly referred to as "complemen..
It's easy to be confused about the differences between Hemp and marijuana. But the more you learn about Hemp, the more you will find what a really cool thing it is. It's not just for potheads! (And to reassure you, the staff at Robbins Pet Care are not potheads.) Here are some facts about Hemp we hope you will find interesting: You cannot get high from smoking Hemp Though Hemp and marijuana are varieties of the Cannabis sativa plant, smoking marijuana will make the user high, and smoking Hemp ..
"Why on earth would anyone want to adopt an adult rescue or shelter dog? After all, aren't they like used cars? Who wants someone else's problems? If the dog is so wonderful, why would anyone give him away? If he was a stray, why didn't someone try to find him? I'd rather buy a puppy so I know what I'm getting, and besides they're so cute!" Rescue groups and shelters often hear a variation of this conversation. Many prospective dog guardians are just not convinced that bringing an older (i.e, 6..
There are a lot of choices when it comes to choosing a natural treatment. Understanding the principles of each can help and individual feel more confident when selecting a course of action. Herbals -- Herbal remedies have been used for centuries. While ancient cultures did not know why they worked, only that they did, modern civilization has been able to determine the specific compounds of each herb and their effects as related to the body. Derived from the leaf, root or flower, herbs contain ..
Robbins Pet Care does not recommend or endorse any of the shelters, rescues or private parties listed within these pages, or affiliated/linked sites. Robbins Pet Care simply provides information to private animal owners, shelters and rescues. We encourage all to seek references when making decisions regarding pet adoption, pet placement, care and training. Robbins Pet Care cannot guarantee the accuracy of all of the shelter or rescue listings in this site. Nationwide ASSA National Sheltie Resc..
Robbins Pet Care does not recommend or endorse any of the shelters, rescues or private parties listed within these pages, or affiliated/linked sites. Robbins Pet Care simply provides information to private animal owners, shelters and rescues. We encourage all to seek references when making decisions regarding pet adoption, pet placement, care and training. Robbins Pet Care cannot guarantee the accuracy of all of the shelter or rescue listings in this site. StatewideAlaska Sled Dog Rescue - Dedi..