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May 2019

Things to Keep in Mind When Moving With Pets

Just like human beings, pets also undergo stress when moving. This is why it is essential that you handle them properly when moving. Understand the necessary preparations you need. You should also know what to do when moving them as well as the essential steps to take once you have reached your new home. Remember, it is part of your responsibilities to help your pets adjust to the new environment.

Preparations:

Before you move, it is essential that you have arranged everything for your pets transport. Talk to your travel agent about the requirements of transferring a pet. See to it that all of them are prepared before the big day to avoid problems and delays. Before you move, have your pets checked. This is to ensure that your pet is healthy when you move. Your pet should also have travel identification tag. Most importantly, learn about the regulations of the community you are moving into.

The different states have their own sets of requirements in terms of the entry of different types of pets. You should also be aware of the regulations of cities and local communities. Understand the rules of the neighborhood you are transferring to as well.

Acquire the necessary permits as well. You will need this if you have exotic pets.

Relocating your pet:

After dealing with all the necessary preparations, you need to choose the most appropriate relocating method. Bear in mind that moving companies are not allowed nor trained to transfer four legged pets. You might need to hire professional pet moving service especially if they have special needs. You can also do it yourself.

If you are to fly with your pet, you have to call the airlines ahead of time and ask if they allow pets on board. You do not want to encounter problems checking in

It is also important that you use a high quality carrier for your pet as well. It has to be spacious enough for your pets to move. They should be able to stand up, sit comfortably and lie down. You should also check the ventilation of the carrier as well as its absorbent lining. You should also have to make sure that your pet is accessible in case there is an emergency. Keep a recent photo of your pet as well, just in case your pet gets lost.

You need to have the carrier several days before you move and get him accustomed to it. You can place his favorite toy or blanket inside and use it when going somewhere.

Help your pet settle in:

Your pets are also stressed out after the travel. It will take time before they can settle in the new home. You can help them adjust to the new home. This would also depend on the kind of pet you have. You should also learn about their behavior. If you have more than one dog, you might need to let them in the house one at a time … Read More

How To Buy Bichon Terrier Puppies

Many individuals are intrigued at the thought of owning a designer dog. One very popular type of hybrid is the Bichon Terrier or Yo-Chon. The question is how do you go about finding Bichon Terrier Puppies?

Before you even think about getting a Yo-Chon for a pet, obviously you would need to do some research on the Internet and arm yourself with knowledge. There have been a number of individuals who have been taken in by unscrupulous pet sellers who claim that certain dogs they are selling in their stores are genuine Bichon Terrier Puppies. This is because they don’t know what a Yo-Chon looks like. Check out websites with photos of Yo-Chons so that you know what color varieties to expect. Most Yo-Chons have the light brown or dark brown coloring of its Yorkshire Terrier parent, but there are some that have the white coat of the Bichon Frise. Take note of the quality of the coat. A Yo-Chon may be brown in the color of a Yorkie and have the long, curly coat of the Bichon. It may also be the reverse – white like a Bichon, but with a long silky coat of a Yorkie. However, if you are prone to hay fever and allergies, a Yo-Chon may not be a good pet for you since it is a heavy shedder.

One sure way of getting Yo-chon puppies is by purchasing them directly from designer dog breeders. You can find these breeders via online directories of leading designer dog clubs like the Designer Dogs Kennel Club and the American Canine Hybrid Club. Genuine Yo-Chon puppies come with proper documentation and certifications.

Of course, buying Bichon Terrier puppies from breeders can be very expensive and may not be ideal if you have a limited budget. Instead, you can try your luck at your local dog pound or animal shelters. It is depressing to mention that most of the dogs that you will find in the pound or shelters happen to be mixed breeds that have been thrown out by their breeders and owners. It remains a sad fact that most “purists” consider mixed breeds as worthless and would rather abandon these poor puppies and dogs than have their reputations sullied. If you are looking for a Bichon Terrier hybrid, you might have greater chances with a shelter.

Many pounds and animal shelters offer these puppies and dogs for adoption through their websites. Some even go so far as to post pictures of them.

If you are lucky enough to find Bichon Terrier puppies among those being offered for adoption, fill out the application form. The caretakers of the pound or shelter will review your application to see if you will be a good owner to the pet.… Read More