Often young kittens are the first to be adopted at shelters. They’re cuter and most people find kittens a joyful affair. Adopting an older cat has its own advantages with the relationship going both ways, for cat and yourself.
For dogs, toys are a necessity, not a luxury. Toys fight boredom in dogs when left alone, providing them with comfort. Toys also help dogs especially puppies to develop social and physical skills which will help them navigate life. Buying toys for dogs is tricky. If a toy is too complicated they will lose interest and if it is not durable enough, they will shred that toy to pieces or worst – they swallow a toy and have said toy lodged in their throat.
Obesity does not only apply to humans but canines can also suffer from overweight issues. While chubby dogs may look cute but when it comes to canine health, lean is always better. Unfortunately, many pet parents do not realise that their plump dogs need to shed a few pounds to stay healthy. They are also clueless about pet nutrition resulting in fat or obese dogs. Often pet parents do not pay adequate attention to exercising their dogs, over-feeding them and letting them laze about at home all day- only contributes to obesity in these animals, with a host of health issues at their wake.
Most dogs are “high-energy” based on their breeds and temperaments. It can be excitement, boredom or happiness that motivates your dog to jump around which can be cute and exhaustive at times for parents. An energetic dog may need more time on walks and additional rounds of playing catch. A hyperactive dog, however, needs more than just to blow off a little extra energy. Hyperactive dogs truly have trouble calming down, need more physical energy and often have difficulty learning simple commands.