Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Dog Grooming at an Affordable Price

It cannot be denied that visiting dog grooming stores on a regular basis can be very expensive for people. Everyone cannot afford to spend a large amount of money on dog grooming. However, people should also know that it is not necessary to take your dog to dog groomers for looking good. Basis procedures which are included in dog grooming can be easily done by people at home. Dog groomers charge good amount of money for their services. If you can’t afford to visit dog groomers for making your dog look good then you should know about how to groom your dog by yourself.

Cutting a dog’s hair and making him bath are two most important procedures for grooming a dog. Basic trimming of dog’s hair can be easily done by people at home. Before you cut the hairs of your dog you should be having hair brush, dog hair clippings, dog hair dryer, scissors for cutting dog’s hair, a broom and a dust pan to carry dog’s hair. In order to ensure that any kind of debris does not get stuck in the hairs of dog, people need to trim their hairs. Dogs having long hairs are more likely to get things stuck in their hairs. It may cause several hygiene related problems.

Bathing a dog is easier because you need to bath a dog once in a month or once in two or three months. It is not important to make your dog bath everyday unless you have a reason to do so. You can use a tub which is purchased specifically for the purpose of dog bath. People may also go to dog grooming centers for dog bathing. If your dog gets a bath from someone else then you need to pay more. In case, you wish to spend less money, you can choose to bath your dog with your hands. Many of the dog grooming centers offers a place where people can bath their dogs by themselves.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Are You Prepared For A Pet Miniature Donkey?

While a lot of people would love to have a miniature donkey as a pet, not everyone should have one. The fact is they are not as easy as they seem. Yes, they are docile and loving creatures, but they do require a lot of care.

First, you have to understand that one miniature donkey is not going to do too well on their own. They are a breed of animal that does better in a herd. What this means is that if you are going to adopt one, you should adopt two, so they have a companion.

Even though the donkey is small, it does require a lot of room to run, play, and exercise. Not having ample room can lead to an obesity problem, shortening the life of the animal. If you do not have the adequate room available, do not get one as a pet.

You also have to consider the cost of caring for this animal. Like a horse, they will need regular check ups and vaccinations, as well as constant foot maintenance. Unless you are prepared to spend the money on its care, you should abstain from getting one as a pet.

Last, you have to think about the environment. Donkeys do not like dogs and, if there are a lot of dogs in the neighborhood or you have some of your own, you will find the donkeys will always be stressed.

Even though the miniature donkey is a loving creature that is playful and makes a wonderful pet, they are not for everyone. Before you go out and make a commitment, be sure you have the proper knowledge to care for one, as well as the finances.

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Monday, July 4, 2011

Horse Care and Natural Grazing

Often the most convenient routine for horse owners today, especially if they board their horses at a stable, is turning the horse out all day and bringing them into a stall at night. The horse can be turned out late or brought in early for riding sessions. It is also suitable if supplemental feedings are required as part of your horses care. This arrangement allows plenty of freedom for the horse. Horses need to spend some of their time out of their stalls so they may freely move and do some "self exercising".

Horses are designed to spend the majority of their time grazing. To some degree a herd situation can be replicated if they are turned out together with other horses. Horses enjoy natural grazing. This should not be overlooked as we care for our horses.

When making the choice for the pasture for our horses grazing care should be given to the lay of the land. Ideally it will be flat but a slight slope will allow for better drainage. If a pasture is chosen that has a steep slope it will offer a more intense work out for your horse during the grazing time.

Ideally the grazing pasture will contain a properly designed field shelter even if your horses are stabled at night. But a good thick hedge can also take care of the horses shelter needs. This will offer the horses protection from unexpected storms or prevailing winds.

Land drains may be needed to take care of places that are wet areas in the horse pasture. If the soil is clay drainage will be even more important. Land drains are channels of gravel or pieces of pipe that are laid just under the surface. These drains will take up excess water until it can empty on its own.

A water trough should be placed where it is easily accessible for the horses. It must be kept clean and full with fresh water. It will also need to be kept free from ice in cold weather. As dry a place as possible should be selected to place the water trough to take care of the water needs for the horses. If the area around the trough is not dry it can be layered with bark chips or something else safe for horses to give them a dry place to stand as they drink.

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