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.
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
Are you desperately searching for where to get your Zhu zhu pet, the must have toy of the year? A lot of people have had trouble finding them. This is due to several reasons.
Zhu zhu pets are known by several different names:
- zoo zoo pet
- zu zu pet
- electronic hamsters
- motorized hamsters
The official name and spelling is Zhu Zhu pet. Also these very cute electronic critters used to be called Go Go pets.
You might still find Go Go pets at some outlets. They are exactly the same as as the new model just packaged differently. Who knows, maybe the originals will become collector’s items. Recently the company who makes the toys repackaged, repriced and relaunched Go Go pets under their new name Zhu zhu pets. They did a limited prelaunch in the Phoenix area and the results shocked everyone. The little electronic hamsters flew off the shelves and within days were Sold Out! And now everyone wants one.
The manufacturer Cepia is a small company based in St Louis, Missouri. They have only sixteen employees, though I bet they’ve employed a few more casuals in the last weeks. They promise they are in full production mode making millions of the electro-hamsters so that everyone who wants one will eventually be stocks are flooding into the shops as fast as possible. Apparently the company has been besieged by emails and phonecalls and even people come knocking at the factory doors.
Despite Cepia’s best efforts the pets are so popular at the moment that they will be difficult to find in some retail outlets, especially just before Christmas. In fact I just heard that one major, major retailer has emailed all their customers who ordered their zhu zhus online in September and cancelled their orders.
There have also been reports of fights breaking out between customers trying to buy these things! Pepper spray and even tasers have been used by desperate shoppers. Crazy eh?
So why oh why are these toys so popular?
The motorized hamsters are very lifelike. They are soft and cuddly as well as adventurous and busy. They operate in two modes. One mode is called ‘nurturing or loving’. This is when they love being petted and cuddled and respond with sweet chattering and purring. This gives children the opportunity of interacting in a gentle and loving way with their ‘pet.’ If you’ve ever had a real hamster you’ll know that in reality they do bite and wriggle and scratch. Cuddling up to a ‘lifelike hamster’ is a lot safer for children.
Also the toys have an ‘adventure’ mode. This is when their advanced artificial intelligence really shines. They zip around, either free-range on the floor or in their specially designed hamster habitats, and interact intelligently with whatever they encounter. And of course the bottom line is kids have gone nuts over them. … Read More
Childhood is a time of incredible growth and intellectual development, but it is also a times of curiosity and fanciful dreams and passions. For many people, the dreams that are cultivated in childhood go on to become lifelong passions and professions. For other people, early passions, like a love of animals and horses, help to develop attachments and life skills that can be transferred into other areas as life goes on. Essentially, anything a child develops a healthy attachment to, like a beloved dog or horse, can help in their development as a caring and responsible person
Girls and Horses
There has always been a strong bond between little girls and horses, and it’s a connection that has long been celebrated in literature, in stories like “International Velvet” and many more. Even psychologists have remarked on the strong bond many girls have with horses, and the thought is that falling in love with a horse is a safe way for a girl to express the many complex feelings and passions she experiences growing up.
Many parents take note of the bond that children feel towards horses and consider the pros and cons of actually buying one. Though buying a horse is obviously a major financial commitment, there’s no question that taking responsibility for the care of a horse can be a great learning experience for a child. Taking care of cleaning a stall and feeding and grooming a horse can deepen the bond a young person has for the animal, and can make the joyful experience of riding even more meaningful. There’s definitely a strong argument in favor of horse ownership for the whole family, but the wise move is to get a horse insurance quote before making a purchase.
Anyone who has spent time around a horse knows how beautiful and soulful these majestic animals can be. Yes, owning a horse is a big responsibility, but it can be an incredibly rewarding experience as well.… Read More
Having animals to take care of is a responsibility that’s as important to many pet owners as the responsibility of taking care of children. Pets are our lovely furry friends that we must care for because they don’t know how to take care of themselves. Animals have an instinct to defend themselves against predators, and they might be able to find their own food in the wild, but all pets need their owner’s help to stay safe and stay healthy. Pets require vaccinations to keep healthy and free of diseases. They also require maintenance, like getting their nails clipped and seeing a grooming specialist.
Most veterinarians can take care of the basic needs of pets that owners are not able to tend to. Veterinarian offices employ technicians that are trained to handle pets during examinations, and the vet tech is usually able to take care of the pet when it needs its nails trimmed. Many veterinarian offices employ a professional groomer to handle all the grooming needs of its clients, but there are usually other services available at most veterinary offices to accommodate bathing.
Routine bathing and flea dips are two types of services offered by most veterinarians. Clients will leave their animals at the veterinary office in the morning when the vet first opens, the staff will take care of bathing the animals when they have time, and the owner will return to pick up their pet before the vet closes at night. In addition to bathing animals, many veterinarians offer boarding services for animals that need to be cared for when their owners are out of town. Grooming serving and boarding services aren’t offered by every veterinarian, so you should be sure to call before you arrive with your animals.
Traveling with your animals is a difficulty. Some animals enjoy riding in vehicles, but it can be a danger to the driver, so pet owners should be sure to secure their pets before they begin driving down the road. It’s important to call the vet’s office before you load your animal into the vehicle in order to make sure that they are open and can handle your animal. If you are visiting any veterinarian st petersburg fl, be sure to contact their front desk to see when they are able to schedule an appointment to see your animal. Vets usually keep their own schedules, but the person at the front desk who answers the phones should have information regarding each veterinarian’s availability.
Make sure to take you animal into the vet’s to have a routine checkup. The better that your vet knows your pet, the better the vet will be able to monitor for any illnesses or strange behaviors. If your pet needs surgery or other treatment, the animal might need to remain in the facility for the entire day, or the pet might even need to stay overnight. When you’re ready to address your pet’s health, give the front desk a call.… Read More
There are a large number of benefits of owning a pet. Humans are sociable creatures and so are animals. Owning a dog, cat, horse or bird can enable those that lead more solitary lives to have healthy interactions daily with another living creature. The type of pet that a person should get depends on preference, living conditions, age or competence of the primary care person and other personalized reasons. Cats are typically easy to care for, and dogs are better at socializing with people. Take time to decide on which pet is best for your specific home environment.
Any type of pet will require certain supplies. Large breed dogs and horses will need more expensive items. Cats, birds and fish generally require little outside of the basic items. Horses need lots of space, attention and a clean protective area such as a barn, rented stall or other weather protecting structure. There are some essential grooming products that horse owners will need. These animals require blankets to ensure warmth on chilly days. If the horse will be ridden, special saddles and other items become important. There are some great online retailers that specialize in pet products. Be sure to check if they also have horse supplies.
Individuals that love cats only need a few basic cat supplies. They require a clean litter box of the cat owners choosing. However, some picky cats tend to favor one sort of box and/or litter brand. There are litter boxes that are highly technical, rather shaking off dirty litter clumps with an electronic mechanism. Most cats will use a standard litter box. Cats should be fed cat food for best health. A small amount of people food is usually alright. Provide your cat with enjoyable to cat toys, and your time with your feline is sure to lift your spirits for long years to come.
Dogs are a favorite pet for many families. The size of your dog should be considered before looking for one. All dogs need clean living spaces with appropriate nourishing food, fresh water and safety gates or crates. Kennels that are able to travel are nice to have handy. Leashes and collars should be worn when outside. Dogs bring contentment to most people. These loyal friends are ideal for children to begin learning responsible animal care. Be sure to supervise younger children that have pet chores.
For people living in smaller homes or apartments, finding room for a pet is more challenging. Fish or birds are welcome diversions. Fish will require either a salt water or fresh water tank that includes appropriate hiding spots and temperature controlled heating systems. Fish need special food based on their type. Overfeeding fish is detrimental. Birds need a bit more daily attention. They need clean cages equipped with platforms and interesting bird toys. Birds also require specific bird breed formulated food, treats and fresh water. These creatures need fresh air and gentle human attention. Purchase a cover to simulate night time. Birds are fantastic for … Read More