Nine Things You May Not Know About Your Own Cat

Cats are fascinating felines that can be both friends and foes. Anyone who shares a home with a cat knows of the happiness their kitty border brings to life with her meowing and purring and catnip induced craziness...and, of course, the way your cat seems to look down on you as though she is your owner, and only hanging around because it suits her. With all the cat celebrating and cat deprecating texts out there, it would seem that there would be little to nothing left unknown about these ferociously fun felines. Not so! We have gathered some feline facts that might have you purring with happy surprise. Keep reading to let the cat out of the bag.


Nine Things You May Not Know About Your Cat
1. Your cat has night vision: It's true! Your cat was born with the awesome ability to see in the dark. In fact, cats are able to see at one sixth the light level that is required for humans to have vision. So, next time you get up for a glass of water in the middle of the night, rather than turning on all those house lights, have your cat lead the way! Warning: you might just end up at the litter box.

2. Your cat does not have a sweet tooth: Cat taste buds are unable to detect the flavor humans call "sweet". Why is this? The taste buds of a cat are literally incapable of tasting sugar. So, if a cat were to eat a cupcake, it would only detect the texture; there would be no sweetness whatsoever.

3. Energy Drink ingredients keep your cat from going blind: DO NOT TAKE THIS THE WRONG WAY! You should never, ever feed your cat an energy drink. However, it is true that one of the ingredients found in many energy drinks, Taurine, keeps your cat from losing his or her vision. Taurine is an amino acid that most animal bodies make on their own. Cats, however, need Taurine in their diet in order to keep from going blind. Luckily, cat foods contain Taurine, so your kitty's eyes are safe!

4. Your cat has a crazy collarbone: Cat's collarbones are not actually attached to any other bones in the cat's body. (Before you freak out about your furry friend's floating collarbone, read on.) Cat collarbones are buried in muscle, and that is how they stay a part of the whole body system. Having their collarbones connected to muscle rather than other bone is what makes squeezing through tight spots a cinch for your cat.

5. Whisker Wisdom: Everyone knows not to cut a cat's whiskers- but why? Cats use their twitching whiskers to tell whether or not they can fit through an opening. It is too bad humans can't use their mustaches the same way!

6. Pause on Paws: The four paws of a cat are not identical. Cats actually have five toes on their front paws, and only four on their back paws. Take a peek at your feline's feet. If your cat does, in fact, have five toes on all paws, then he or she is a Poly dactyl Cat (poly dactyl means having extra toes).

7. The Scoop About Poop: No one likes to change a dirty litter box. But imagine if, instead of clay, your kitty's litter was a box of sand! That would make litter box changing so much more of a mess. Until 1948, kitty litter was made from sand. Then, thankfully, it was discovered that clay was a better, more absorbent material.

8. Issac Newton bettered life for owners everywhere: Your cat wants in. Your cat wants out. You let your cat out and she mews outside, only to stare yearningly at the door as soon as you let her in. This aspect of cat owning is far from perfect

9. Fast Furry Feet: Your cat is a speed demon. That bull of fur is faster than the world's fastest human man, Usain Bolt. While bolt bolts at an impressive 27 miles per hour, your domestic house cat is able to clock 30 miles per hour! Lesson learned: never challenge your feline friend to a race.
, but the kitty flap door has certainly helped make the in and outs of feline friendships a little more bearable- and for that, you have Sir Issac Newton to thank! The famous mathematician and physicist is perhaps better known for fathering calculus, and his contributions to the invention of the telescope, but we think his Newtonian cat flap door is what makes him the cat's pajamas!

Tips For Finding the Perfect Purebred Dog Or Puppy

Purchasing a purebred dog or puppy is a commitment for a lifetime for that dog or puppy. Here are few tips for finding the perfect purebred dog or puppy from a pet supply company or pet store. 
1. If you love the purebred dog or puppy then you should first make sure that the purebred dog or puppy is compatible with your lifestyle. Before purchasing it you should first be clear about your motives for purchasing this type of dog. Do you want this dog for showing it off? Do you want it as a protection? Or do you want to purchase it as a family pet.

    2. Secondly, you should learn that how the chosen breed behaves and whether it will be able to fit your lifestyle. You should keep in mind that how much space the dog will take and how much of exercise the dog should do daily. You should also keep the hair and drool factor and it’s grooming needs in your mind before purchasing it. 

  3. You should adopt the dog or puppy from the breed rescue group rather than purchasing it from a breeder. 

  4. You should try to get all the information about that particular breed from the breed club before purchasing it.You can search about the particular breed from the internet or you can also ask your friends and relatives to know more about the particular breed. You should visit your friends or relatives who have the same breed of dog to see a particular breed in person. 

  5. After making a decision, you should now seek out a reputable breeder to get a healthy dog or puppy with a sound temperament. The temperament of the puppy is formed fully within six weeks and it is determined solely by the genetics and the environment in which it breed. You should avoid purchasing the puppy from the local pet store because the puppies at the local pet store are bred often by the puppy mills for quick cash. 

  6. You should contact the breeders and visit their facilities to meet their dogs. The facilities of the dog should be clean and the behavior of the dog should also be good. All the dogs at the facility should be clean, healthy and it should be free of parasites. The breeder who is good will screen the breeding stock for all the common health problems before breeding it. You should research about all the common health problems of the puppy which you want to purchase and ask the breeder for the proof of the screening of that particular puppy. A breeder who is reputable will be able to provide you with veterinary certifications to prove that the puppy is been cleared of all the serious health issues. If the breeder is not being able to provide you with all the information then you should not trust that breeder. The reputable breeders will also provide you a guarantee that you can return the puppy if you discover any serious health condition within the first few days of your purchase. 

  7. A complete veterinary exam should be done within the 24 hours of picking the puppy. You should provide your puppy with quality food.

Tips How to Choose a Dog Walker that's Right for Your Dog

How to Choose a Dog WalkerProfessional dog walking continues to grow rapidly, especially over the last ten years. Since dog walking is a young business full of dog lovers who have flooded the field due to the collapse of the economy, no regulating body currently oversees how the industry is run. However, dog walking, especially in groups, requires more than passion. Dog walkers must possess certain specialized skills and knowledge to ensure the safety of the dogs, themselves, and other dogs and animals out there that flood the beaches, trails, parks, and other places that are shared with them.

To choose a dog walker, you must consider the following factors to ensure that you hire a qualified and experienced dog walker.

1.Training in Canine Learning Theory, Pack Management and Body language
Your dog walker should be able to:

a) Use scientific, humane training methods) Read body language and (where necessary) take appropriate measures to prevent fights or break them when they start) Tell which dogs are compatible when placed to get herd ) Handle issues such as quarrels over space, toys, or play styles All these require a professional who understands dogs.

2. The Number of Dogs Walked at a Time

Some counties, cities, and park districts regulate the number of dogs that a walker can handle. Every dog added to the group increases the potential for injury, destruction, lost dogs, or conflict. Your dog should be one of few, not one of many.

3. S/he should Walk Alone

If escorted, a dog walker can be distracted, even if the other person is also a dog walker. This is because combined sets of dogs make the pack too large for proper attention and maximum safety. Choose a dog walker who hit the trail park with dogs alone.

4. Get to Know Who Will Walk Your Dog

While most dog walkers are the sole proprietors, some have multiple employees. Find out about the actual walker’s qualification and meet him/her yourself if you wish.

5. Size Dogs Walked Together

Insist that your small dog walks only with others her size. If your dog is large, do the same to reduce the risk of attack and injury. Your small dog may be attacked, or your large pooch may attack and injure other dogs.

6. Time Taken on the Walk

If they say playtime is 60 minutes long, this is time out of the vehicle. It should be spent roaming and having fun, not in the vehicle.

7. Types of Equipment and Training Methods Used

Positive-reinforcement based dog trainers are the only group recommended by relevant bodies. Your dog walker should be in control of a group of dogs without using choke and shock collars, water spray, shoving, yelling, or hitting.

8. Should be insured, licensed and bonded

9. Should have references and a professional service contract

10. Should be certified and qualified to provide canine first aid. Ask for emergency protocols.

These tips will help you know how to choose a dog walker that is fully prepared to handle the task ahead of him. Most upcoming dog walkers do a good job caring for the dogs. However, you still have to be careful when choosing the right dog walker.

The Story of Leo the Puppy - How A Rescued Puppy Found A New Life


While traveling along a scenic beach in Thailand,Canadian Meagan Penman came upon an abandoned and partly paralyzed dog dragging itself along the sand. Judging by its injured state, the dog was clearly in agony and required medical help. The injured dog was "dragging his paralyzed body around," Penman said, who then took the dog to a local vet. It turned out that the animal had a broken spine, which meant that he would never be able to walk again.




Without any animal rescues nearby, the dog had nowhere to go in Thailand, which meant that Penman was the only one at that time who could help him, Penman took it upon herself to try and help the injured animal, regardless of the circumstances, and this was how the hopeful and inspiring of Leo the puppy started.

Leo, who was originally a paraplegic stray in the streets of Thailand, was flown over to Canada and found a new life there. According to local estimates of the anonymous rescuers, Leo was not likely to survive another month on his own. So when no rescue came from local authorities, Penman took it upon herself to give Leo a new home.



She took him back to Canada where he now lives. Today, Leo seems to be living fairly well. Most of his diseases were treated, including problems with his urinary tract, and although he would never be able to walk, his health has significantly improved. Penman even points out that he seems to be happier.

 To help support Leo’s vet care, please donate to his youcaring.com campaign! For more info Go to Help Save leo on Facebook

Firefighters Save Dog From Underneath Car Seat

Curiosity got the better part of a small puppy in Valencia, Spain but luckily the firefighters got the little puppy out of the trouble. The little puppy had gotten his head somewhat stuck beneath a car’s front seat. The little puppy was inside the vehicle, busy sniffing the car's interior when something that was underneath the car's front seat caught the puppy's attention. The little puppy overtaken by curiosity, went out of his length and tried hard to reach what he had seen underneath the vehicle's front seat. In this dire attempt, the small puppy unfortunately, got his little head stuck between the car seat and the car seat’s metal, adjustment-bar.

Fortunately for the puppy, the Valencia Firefighters came to the rescue and took the vehicle's interior apart & removed the car seat so as to free the little puppy. Thanks to these great Valencia firefighters, the little puppy is now alive and well.

Seventy Year Old Lady Dive Into Water To Save Dog

An elderly man and woman from Bath, England, was pulled from the frigid waster of Avon River, after she jumped in the river and risked her life to save her dog.

The incident began when a 70-year old woman's Jack Russel Terrier, accidentally fell into the frigid waters, in the blink of an eye . As the pet struggled to survive, the elderly woman demonstrated the utmost courage by leaping into the water to save her beloved pet. Unfortunately though, she was unable to reach her pet, due to the fact that the cold temperate caused her to loose consciousness shortly after she leaped into the river.

Fortunately though, a 55 year old man by the name of Glenn Hunter, spotted the courageous woman and jumped into the river as well. After struggling for 20 minutes to keep the elderly woman afloat as he battled the turbulent currents, they were rescued by fire fighters from a nearby department who also managed to rescue the pet as well.

It's pretty clear though, that because of her attempts, this old lady save her dog, who would of more than likely perished without the assistance of the fire department. Currently, the woman is residing at a hospital and is in critical condition.

German Shepherd Dog Chewed Off His Own Leg To Save His Life

Tiffany Norton, a volunteer from charity that specializes in helping abandoned German shepherds in city of Mission Viejo, Orange County, CA could not believe her own eyes when Rocky, only eleven month old German shepherd was surrender to her after chewing off his back, right paw.

It was Sunday, November 9, when the pet owner brought Rocky to the shelter stating that he did not know why the dog chewed off his limb. After a careful examination, it became apparent that the animal must have been tethered by a chain or rope that closed off circulation to his leg and he had no other option than to try to free himself at any cost. ABS News reported that since it is illegal to tether dogs to stationary objects, the pet owner will be investigated by animal control officers.


Because of Rocky’s physical state, the shelter had decided to transfer him to Alicia Pet Care to get help from veterinarians. Maria Bromme, one of the professionals that took care of the poor animal said that after he came in and they took off his bandages, the view was truly horrid and heartbreaking. “I was absolutely breathless,” she said. 

Unfortunately, because of the massive size of the self-inflicted damage, there was nothing else they could have done but to amputate his leg. That sounds like a very sad ending for Rocky but if you ask Maria, she will tell you that that unlike humans that can create a special sentiment, animals are just very quick to adjust and move on. Her opinion is only supported by the fact that Rocky has regained a perfect health and is getting used to his new way of life. He will be offered for adoption. 
If you’d like to find some more information about Rocky, please go to http://coastalgsr.org.

Mother Cat Walk Through Blazing Fire 5 Times To Save Kittens




This is Scarlett and when fire fighters found her. She was barely hanging on to her 9th life

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
But it was all worth it for her to bring her babies to safety
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scarlett was adopted soon after the incident and is now "living like a queens

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A Young Deer Walk Into There Back Yard You Wont Belive What There Dog Did With The Deer !!

Any individual who imagines that Animals don't demonstrate feeling and create companionship needs to see this dazzling featured video!

Who says dogs and deers dislike one another?
I was very surprised to find that the level of comfort they had between each other.

Our tendency is to try to protect deers and dogs from the harsh realities of life. However, by not acknowledging how both can get along so well.






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The Best Tips For Grooming Your Long Haired German Shepherd Puppy

Grooming Your Long Haired German Shepherd Puppy
When the term “Man’s best friend” was coined, in reference to our relationships with dogs, long haired German shepherd puppy must have been the muse of the person who created the phrase. They are that loyal, loving and of course, smart.

The way to repay your best friend is simple, you take care of them as they would take care of you. At the forefront of that concept, grooming is at the top of the list.

Long haired German Shepherds, require their own specific set of grooming guidelines and by understanding and utilizing this knowledge, your best friend’s quality of life becomes enhanced and in turn, it promotes their happiness.


Here are the items and dog grooming supplies you will need:

An assistant
Leash
Collar
1 cup of water
Bowl
Spoon
Tablespoon of conditioner
Paper towel
Thinning shears
Undercoat rake
Slicker brush

Instructional Guidelines:

Make sure the collar around your dogs neck is snug, then attach the leash to the collar. Hand the leash to your assistant and have them keep the dog calm and composed while you groom them. Get the bowl and pour the water and conditioner into the bowl and mix thoroughly with the spoon.

Grab the undercoat rake and brush the fur in the in the same direction that it lays. Smooth and even out the fur of any foreign particles or tangles. Check out the skin for any scabs or dry patches that could point out the possibility of skin trouble.

When you groom the ears, brush the hair around them with the slicker brush. Gently pull the dogs ears down and lightly cut the outside hairs with the thinning shears. Finally, lift up the dogs ears and lightly cut the inside hairs of the ear.

When you groom the feet, gently raise the hair in between the dogs toes and comb the hair up with the slicker brush. Grab one of the dogs paws and lightly cut the hair along the top of its paw with the thinning shears. Trim any long hair in the back of its paw. Repeat with the remaining paws.

Go over the undercoat are with the brush again. If there are any trimmed bits of hair, get a paper towel and clean the bottom of the dogs paws of any trimmed hair.

Tips for Success:

Always try to make sure the environment in which you are grooming your dog in, is calm and quiet, away from distractions.

Make sure to talk to your dog in a calm and soothing manner so it will remain relaxed, ensuring the best results.

Be gentle when brushing the dogs hair. If you brush the dogs hair too abrasively, it may scrape or cut the dogs skin.

Always make sure to brush your dog's hair at least once a week to remove dead strands of hair and to improve circulation in their skin. By taking these proper steps of grooming your long haired German Shepherd puppy, you ensure the very best in well-being and happiness. When your dog is happy, you are happy.