Myths About White Boxer Dogs

White boxer dogs carry with them many myths. Apparently the fact that they are different seems to be a problem indicating that there is something wrong or a weakness involved in their heritage or birth. This is far from the truth, and when you learn the facts, you just may want one for yourself.

White boxer dogs are purposefully bred to be white. Just as other breeds are bred for certain characteristics, so are Boxers. Approximately 25% of all that are born are white. They are not a rarity and should not be considered as such.

These beautiful white dogs are not albinos. An albino has no color pigmentation at all on their bodies. A white boxer dog will have some color in their coat...

Read More

Urinary Problems in Cats – Simple Prevention Steps

Urinary problems in cats can be a painful and recurring problem. Cats with weakened immune systems, such as those that are already ill or elderly, are at a greater risk for urinary issues. Although there are other causes, bacteria is often to blame for bladder problems in cats. Animals that are overweight or that have long hair tend to be less able to clean the feces from around their genitals and this can predispose them to bladder infections. In many cases, these problems in cats can be greatly reduced, or avoided entirely with preventative care.

It is essential that you treat any urinary problems your cat experiences. Left untreated, urinary problems in cats can cause severe pain, weight loss, and house soiling...

Read More

Horse Racing Tips

There are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to betting on the horses. Some people believe that it’s impossible to profit in horse racing. Some believe that all you need to do is bet the favorites. Still, others believe that the only way to make money is to bet the huge long shots and pray for a miracle. All of these thoughts are false. You can make money betting on horses, and you don’t need to pick favorites all the time or bet on miracle finishes often.



Here is a juicy piece of information for you. The favorite wins the race (thoroughbred racing) about 33% of the time. Therefore, if you simply bet the favorite, you will be losing 67% of the time. Since favorites don’t always pay too well, you would end up losing over the long run...

Read More

The Bird Diet

Most people divide birds between softbills and seed-eaters, but this does not adequately describe the real variety of dietary habits. Softbill is a confusing term because it is so broad, and there are also various types of seed diet. 

Starting with seeds…these are divided between cereal seeds (a favorite of finches) and oil-based seeds such as sunflower seeds. In addition to this you can get seed mixes for a specific species such as parrot mix. The important thing to note with something like parrot mix is that this alone will not meet all the dietary requirements of your pet bird. Some examples of seeds and mixes are: softbill food, spray millet, budgerigar seed, canary seed, blue maw, parrot pellets, niger seed, parrot food, and foreign finch seed.

Onto the softbills…the di...

Read More

Types of Boxer Mix Dogs

When deciding what dog to have in your home, there are many things to consider. If you have children or other pets then you need a breed that will be good in this situation. You want to be guaranteed that you can allow your children to play with your dog, with no worries. Boxer dogs are great as a family pet, and more people are breeding them with different dogs to get boxer mix dogs. There are some good mixes and there are some bad ones.

Boxers originate from Germany and were originally used as a hunting dog; they were great at working with cattle and on farms. As time went on the breed became smaller making them more suited as house pets rather than working dogs...

Read More

Having Dogs and Cats Get Along in Your House

Buying a new dog or cat can be a fun experience. Many people treat their pets as if they are members of the family. To many people, buying a new pet is a big deal.

Cats and dogs can act very differently. Dogs can be very playful while cats may stick to themselves more. Dogs can also be very loud. Cats are usually fairly quiet.

However, there is one thing that dogs and cats specifically have in common, they are both territorial. Dogs and cats love to mark their territory and will fight anyone who comes into their territory. Cats have even been known to do this with dogs even if the dogs are much bigger then them.

So if you recently got a new cat or dog, how do you go about fixing this? Well let’s take a look at a few ways to get dogs and cats to co-exist in your house.

Let’s st...

Read More

Bird and Pest Control

Bird and Pest Control refers to the control and infestations of pests such as mice, rats, fleas, lice and some species of birds for example pigeons etc. Bird and pest control methods will vary depending on the type of pest or bird, and the magnitude of the problem. Bird control will often employ various scaring techniques, and these can include the use of noise and discouragement methods such as the use of falcons…

Falcons can help rid areas of unwanted seagulls, pigeons, geese and even ground birds such as lapwings and skylarks, and this is considered to be a non-lethal method of bird control...

Read More

Choosing Saddles/Horse Tack for Safe Horse Handling

Horses
by quimby

Providing the best care for a horse is not as simple a task as many may think. There are many aspects of safe horse handling that must be adhered to, including choosing saddles/horse tack. All of the particular supplies that one needs to care for a horse are important but knowing how to choose the proper horse tack and saddle means understanding the value of properly measuring for fits. When it comes to horse tack in English or Western varieties, the main difference is that English tack is a bit more complicated to use than Western. By definition, horse tack can include bridles, harnesses, lead ropes, cinches, martin angles, bridles, saddles, saddle pads, halters, breastplates and the girth.

Safe horse handling is more than a notion but less than trouble when choosing saddles/ho...

Read More

Pet Beds For Dogs

Pet beds for dogs (affectionately known as “doggie beds” to we “dog parents”) provide a comfortable place for your pet to sleep, as well as a space that your pet can truly call his own. Although you may think it’s cute and cuddly to simply have Rover curl up next to you on the couch or sprawl next to you on your bed, pet beds provide a number of advantages, both to you and your dog, over other types of “people furniture.”

As hardy as we like to think our pets are, dogs, too, can get chilled easily. Most dog beds have a soft plush cover and relatively high sites. This can keep your pet warm and cozy even in a relatively chilly room, because it helps protect your pet from drafts.

People furniture is made for, well, people...

Read More

The Herb Cantharis For Cats As a Natural Remedy

Cantharis for cats is used for urinary tract infections. This herb helps to sustain a healthy flow or urine. Cantharis and Staphysagris are normally used together for cat urinary bladder infections. If Cantharis is specifically compounded together with other herbs, like Staphysagris and vitamins in special formulas used in conjunction with a healthy diet you may be able to prevent further problems of the urinary tract.

In homeopathic remedies the herb, plant or sometimes an insect is used. After processing the full potency product is diluted many times and added to a base formula. The theory behind these homeopathic remedies is like cures like...

Read More