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.…

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The Proper Way of Handling Your Hamsters

As a pet owner, you should be committed and responsible enough in their health condition, safety and comfort. It can be difficult at first but with proper guidelines and knowledge, you will be able to get through it. Pets also need love and care from their owners. They also have basic needs such as food and water, shelter and security. One of the most lovable and cute pets in the community today is the hamster. Kids will truly love their adorable and charming look.

Since they are furry, people love to hug them. They are also pleasant and amusing to look at. Aside from that, hamsters have brilliant eyes with quick body movements. Observing them inside their cage while they are playing or sleeping will surely brighten up your day. There are several kinds of hamsters with different characteristics and abilities. For that reason, you must be able to identify their breed and characteristic so that you will be able to know the plan of care that they need or require.

The two popular breeds are known as the Syrian hamsters and the Dwarf. The Syrian is anti-social to other hamsters but they are larger in size. They are easier to handle and have longer hair. This makes them really cute and huggable. You can actually train them to walk in any part of your body and let them roam around your shoulders and arms. If they won’t perform the routine that you are trying to teach, just be patient in repeating the process all over again and they will certainly master it in two to three weeks time. On the other hand, Dwarf comes in a smaller size compared to the Syrian. They have shorter hair and very active. You can rarely hold and train them because of their size and liveliness.

They have lots of energy to jump off your palm each time you’ll hold them. However, you can still train them to remain in your palm and walk along your shoulder. It is advisable to wear gloves in your first contact with the Dwarf hamsters because they are sensitive and will feel uncomfortable. As they get used to you as their owner, you can already hold them with bare hands. Be reminded that these two hamster breeds are harmless and can be considered as good pets. It only needs a little training for them to behave accordingly. It is very normal that they might bite you especially when they are playing but sooner or later, you can build a great relationship with them as time goes by.

Adults and children love hamsters. They are generally friendly, cute, huggable and energetic. Aside from that, they have unique and famous eating and sleeping habits which make them more attractive to people. They might be small but it can bring you lots of fun especially when you train them successfully. Just provide their basic needs and comfort and everything will be fine. They love to eat lettuce, carrots …

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Zhu Zhu Pets – Why Are Zhu Zhu Pets So Hard to Find?

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. …

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The Bond Between Horses and Children

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

The Bond Between Horses and Children

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.…

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Veterinary Acupuncture on Animals

Acupuncture is an alternative traditional Chinese medication that involves the insertion and manipulation of needles into different points on the body in order to ease pain and discomfort. Many speculates that this alternative treatment simply works or seem effective on patients due to the placebo effect. Placebo effect refers to the concept of just thinking that the treatment is effective so a patient feels comfort, simply put is a mind over matter way of perception to relieve pain. However, this Acupuncture is nowadays not only used on humans but also on animals. Veterinarians are now also executing acupuncture sessions and treatments on animals which has been producing satisfying if not excellent results. So perhaps, acupuncture is not merely a placebo-kind-of-treatment as it apparently worked on animal treatments.

The first concern in performing acupuncture is if the process could be painful to and for the animals since it involves piercing the body with filiform needles. In actuality, human patients who have undergone acupuncture session may attest that this alternative treatment involves no major pain, but have accounted warmth and tingles instead. Whereas on animals, majority of them fell asleep during the process. And when the animals see their veterinary acupuncturist is approaching them, they acknowledge happily as a sign that they trust the vet and the medications performed on them by the animal doctors does not hurt them. However, there I still a minute number on animals that are not comfortable with the process, the same as with some humans.

Like in human acupuncture, the animals used on animals are sterilized and are intended only for single usage. These needles measure from 0.18-0.25 millimeters wide. It is known that 95% of animal patients pricked with these needles feel comfortable especially with the presence of owners or handlers reassuring them. Most animals feel relaxed especially if the acupuncture I executed within the patient’s home as it reduces the animal’ fear of the treatment. This alternative medication is safe and must be performed by eligible practitioners or competent veterinary surgeons.

This process of inserting small needles into the animal bodies are effective treatments for many respiratory and heart conditions ranging from arthritis to skin allergies in different areas of the body. The modified combination of conventional medicine and Chinese acupuncture on animals may considerably improve infections, allergies and degenerative illnesses. This is particularly shown effective in treatments for chronic painful conditions especially with older animals. When a conventional treatment seems inadequate in alleviating the animal’s distress, Acupuncture may serve as supplementary measures in the animal’s medications. Initially, some Chinese herbs may be administered but the best of results are achieved when the needles have been inserted. Eventually, when the patient has positively responded to the acupuncture, the dosage of conventional drugs may already be lessened.

For pets or animals with acute conditions, acupuncture is needed to be performed one to two times within a week. Frequent sessions may give an unnecessary stress to the animal and may not give ample time …

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