Thursday, September 21, 2017

Best Dry Kitten Foods - What To Feed Your Cat

Hello Friend,

Meet - [I am thankful to Annie R. Payne].

Because, through their INFORMATIVE ARTICLE about Best Dry Kitten Food Reviews, I easily choose Best Kitten Foods - "Orijen Cat & Kitten Dry Cat Food 5 Lbs."

I love this food for two very important reasons: my cat loves it, and it is 100% real dehydrated food. Best kibble for ferrets, hands down ! I feed them a combination of this kibble and freeze dried raw chicken and they absolutely LOVE it!

I had GREAT POSITIVE EXPERIENCES with Annie. Annie aims to be one of the only dedicated pets news sources which includes pets in the media, news-worthy events, product recalls, celebrity pets, and anything else in the news that involves pets.

A cat's health is directly related to the food it eats. And as a responsible pet owner you are the one who decides what is on the menu. While there is a lot to choose from, dry cat food is the most convenient option for both owners and their felines.

Why go dry, well there are actually a lot of reasons. Many cat owners prefer it over the wet variety because there is no mess making it a simple solution that can also be bought in bulk. By purchasing in larger amounts you get better deals and that is a good thing since you will of course be buying food for the entire life span of your cat. Of course we're not saying to cut corners by purchasing food of inferior quality, quite the contrary as all of the best dry cat food brands can be found in cost saving sizes. And by buying in bulk you won't have to shop as often which means less time waiting in line and in traffic. Luckily for consumers nowadays you can compound your savings by shopping on the internet and don't even have to leave the comfort of your home to provide your kitty with the proper nutrition.

A kitten will receive all of their nutritional needs from their mother for the first few weeks of their life. As the kitten approaches four to six weeks of age, the breeder will most likely start supplementing the mother cat's milk with hard kitten chow that is moistened with water, or with canned kitten food. The kitten will have been weaned off the mother's milk by eight weeks of age, and will be eating a primarily kitten food diet. It is important to make sure that your breeder provides you with some of the kitten food that your new kitten was eating, or at least get the name of the kitten chow.

Young kittens are growing at an incredibly fast rate from the ages of eight weeks to approximately six months. They will require a large amount of food to start, which means that they will need to eat a number of times during the day. Kittens that are under six months of age do not have very large stomachs but require a lot of fuel. For this reason it is best to feed them four small meals per day, and provide them with an unlimited supply of water all day long.

It is very important to choose food that is both nutritional and well-balanced. When looking at food labels, be sure to select only ingredients that have protein listed within the first few items. You also must be aware of your cat's health condition. If they suffer from any serious health matters, such as urinary tract infection or hairballs, then be sure to select foods that will help manage these medical issues.

Proteins should make up approximately 40% of your cats diet. Fats should be around 1/3rd of it. This is why it is so important to choose food with high protein and also the right amount of fat. It is also important to check the carbohydrate level and source. Look for the carbohydrate level to be less than 50%. The main source of carbs should come from vegetables and rice not corn meal. You also want the food to have good amounts of vitamins and minerals like omega-3, taurine and fiber. Look for foods that use natural preservatives rather than artificial ones. Vitamin C and vitamin E are good preservatives and are good for your cat's health. 

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Things You Should Know About Hiking With Your Dog

Before I am going to discuss more on this topic, Let Me Introduce My BEST ONLINE FRIEND - Lindsay Stordahl

She (with her mutt Ace) is the blogger behind That Mutt. And recently I came across of her article about - Hiking With Dogs

After Read That Article, I already joined her at - Facebook | Twitter | YouTube 

I had GREAT POSITIVE EXPERIENCE with her about "How our life is dedicated to dogs?"

First, start taking your dog on longer and ever longer walks in your neighbour and local parks. Some dogs may be a little overweight and will take a little conditioning prior to the first hike and to toughen up the paws.

For your first hike consider the terrain (how rugged the trail is), distance along the trail. During the hike keep a steady and not overly fast pace.

Bring along a toy, ball or something familiar to the dog which can provide comfort. While some dogs like the new scents they will discover during the hike others can become nervous.

Your dog will need to be trained how to behave in the outdoors. No jumping on the other hikers or barking at whoever you meet along the trail.

Bring along a leash, it may be required or recommended in some rugged, busy sections.

Be aware of any plants and wildlife you may encounter along the hiking trail. You do not want the dog running through a patch of poison ivy as the oil can stick or chasing a fox or bear.

Your dog must respond to your voice commands for the dogs safety.

Once you've determined that your hike is a "go", whether it's a long or a short trip, make sure you have the following items:

Bring these just as you would when you're going for your regular walks.

The tags MUST be legible and specify your dog's name and your current contact information. It's also a good idea to have a current photo with you just in case you get separated.

Human first aid kits can come in handy in the event of a cut or scrape (for either of you). Throw some tweezers in it for easy tick removal.

You both need sunscreen and they make sunscreen specifically for dogs. Light-colored noses are very susceptible to sunburns and dogs can get skin cancer just like you.

Know whether or not you are taking your hike during a hunting season. Orange vests for you and your dog will make sure you both stand out.

The same rules you follow on your routine walks apply to your hikes. Have a "carry in, carry out" mentality, which includes cleaning up after your dog on the trail. Using a leash will ensure that other hikers, other dogs, as well as the flora and fauna around you will remain undisturbed. If you're both on a more leisurely hike, let others moving at faster pace pass you easily.

Hiking with your dog is a wonderful way to spend quality time together and enjoy the outdoors all while getting a great workout. You're guaranteed to have a fun and safe hike just by taking a bit of extra time to plan and prepare. 

Happy hiking!