Debating Getting A Dog? 3 Things You Should Consider

Many of us have dreamed about getting a dog. The thought of having a canine friend to take on long walks or have by our side when watching a film has many of us looking at photos of dogs on rescue center websites. Dogs can be great fun and hugely rewarding. Both of which are more reasons why people want to have one as a pet.

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Should You Get A Puppy For Your Toddler? 4 Things To Consider First

If you are contemplating getting your toddler a new puppy, it is easy to get lost in the many happy images you have in your mind of seeing your child grow up with their very own dog. But before you run out and get the first cute puppy that appears in front of you, take these four things into consideration to ensure all goes well.

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Is Your Child Ready for a Pet?

Do you remember the day your parents brought home a newly adopted family member – your dog? This is clearly a shot in the dark. There’s no way we could guarantee you even had a dog growing up. Anyway, you can imagine how it could’ve been if, of course, you didn’t have that experience. There’s a chance your parents had a pet (or pets) long before you were even born. No one raised a question if you were ready for it. Nowadays, most parents need to think before adopting or buying a pet. There’s no need to emphasize the fact that pets are living beings, equal to humans. They deserve the best treatment possible. Are your kids ready to share the responsibility for a living being inside your home? In the article below, we’ll show you some signs that could help you decide on getting a pet. Is your child ready for a pet? Stay tuned to find out.

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How to Know You Are Ready to Get a Dog

Dogs make great companions, but they require a lot of time and attention, so if you choose to bring a canine into your family you need to be prepared to take on a lot of responsibility. You may think that you are ready for a dog if you are prepared to exercise, feed and love your new pet, but this is not enough. If you complete these three tasks, you are ready to bring a dog home.

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7 Amazing Items Every Puppy Parent Must Own

Puppies are like human babies. They give you love, affection, and in return, your job is to ensure their survival. It is both a responsibility and pleasure to every dog owner. With the right accessories, it will be a lot easier for you to keep your pet warm, fed, bathed, and train it to live in the new environment. Continue reading “7 Amazing Items Every Puppy Parent Must Own”

Dog Breed Guide: Top 4 Good Tempered Canines

When you decide to get a dog, you will have to do a lot more thinking than you might have originally thought this decision required. Choosing the perfect one for you goes way beyond simply taking a look at the breeds and picking out the cutest one. Well, even choosing based on cuteness can be difficult since they are all so sweet and charming.

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Teaching Your Kids to be Responsible: Benefits of Getting a Family Dog

Many parents wonder how they can make their child more responsible. For some, getting a family dog can help. Remember, however, that a pet is a big responsibility that should be considered carefully before any decisions are made as you have to assume responsibility to see that children complete chores, play with the pet appropriately and handle the veterinarian bills. Here are some of the ways that owning a pet can teach responsibility. 

Feeding

Dogs should be fed dog food on a regular basis. This is a task that many children can handle even if you have to help them in the beginning. One way that some people have handled the child who does not remember to feed their dog is to not feed the child. The child learns the responsibility of caring for a pet even when it is not convenient for them when they are denied their own food. Of course, as soon as the pet is fed, you will want to feed the child. 

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Be Ready For Anything Pet Related with XUANRUS!

I have mentioned before that I run a small rescue out of my large home. It’s just my husband and I so we have plenty of room for furry babies needing a home. We currently have 16 cats (it was 17 but we had an adoption, yay!) and 2 dogs. With that being said, I’m sure you can imagine how dire various pet products are to keeping everything clean and organized. Not just that, but pet products to keep the furry babies happy and well cared for.

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Getting to Grips with Dog Grooming Tools

Contributed by Lucy Sheppard

Regular grooming is essential to keep your dog’s coat in peak condition, but it can be a challenging task if you don’t have the right tools for the job. Grooming is necessary to remove dirt, dead hair and tangles, as well as helping to improve circulation and dry skin conditions. Regular grooming will also help to stimulate the oils in your dog’s skin and distribute them throughout the coat. It is therefore important to use the right grooming tools for your dog’s coat type to ensure that you do a thorough job.

Brushes

Bristle brushes

These brushes are extremely versatile and can accommodate dogs with any coat type. They can be purchased in a variety of different bristle lengths with varying spacing between the bristles – basically, the longer the dog’s coat is, the longer and more widely spaced the bristles need to be. These brushes are perfect for removing loose hair and stimulating the skin.
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