Do Cats Need Winter Boots?

It snowed last night for the first time this year in my area of Southern Ontario and it got me to thinking about boots,winter coats and the three kitties that call my place home.

“Get me some proper boots and you won’t lack for fur caps , nor for decent meals, nor for anything else” said the puss in boots to the son. When I think of “the puss in boots” from my childhood, I remember all the favorite reading times, and imagining that cat in boots. At the time it seemed strange to think of a cat in boots, but today with all the new and cute pet clothes available the thought is not that strange. There are actually boots for cats and pet owners are using them, but if you are thinking of purchasing them, then you should proceed with caution.

Pet clothes, including pet clothes for cats is becoming quite popular, and a number of different pet stores and pet accessory shops offer different types of clothing including in some cases, winter boots for cats.

The question is does your cat need winter boots? Well, if you live in cold climates and your cat goes outside, he may be able to benefit from winter boots. The problem is that cats have such an independent nature, and their claws are so much a part of the way they sense things that it may be difficult to get the cat to become accustomed to the winter boots.

As pets get older and that includes cats, they need extra help in keeping warm, especially if the cat goes outdoors. As they age when they go out on long jaunts their body temperature may start to drop when they come back in and start to cool down, so winter boots may be a temporary option until the cat warms up again.

There are certain pros and cons to having cats wear winter boots. It’s true that when there is snow and ice outside, your pets paws can freeze and the snow can pack in between it’s toes, and if there is salt out on the driveways then he can track that salt into the house and onto your carpets. But if you use winter boots on a cat and let him go outside unsupervised you are also taking away his defenses, because a cat uses his claws to defend himself against other animals, and when he has boots on, well, he just isn’t able to use those claws as well.

Cat boots can be used as a decorative style or as a way to warm his paws up when he comes back inside, but it’s probably not such a good idea to let him out on his own with cat boots on.

The pet clothing fashions are cute and can be used on cats. There are little sweaters and boots available, but should probably be enjoyed at home, and left off if your cat goes outside. The best way to let your cat avoid getting cold is probably by keeping him inside where it’s warm and toasty. Most of the time the cat will sniff outside when it’s really cold and turn his back and decide to stay inside anyway.

What Do You Feed Rabbits?

Rabbits are wonderful creatures that are soft and cute and make great pets. But they have feelings and needs like the rest of us, and it’s important that we know how to take care of them. Diet is one of the first things to get right. So what do you feed rabbits?

Rabbits need water. Lots of clean fresh water that is available to them at all times. Make sure your rabbit won’t be able to tip over its source of water.

Ok. But what do you feed rabbits?

The bulk of a rabbit’s diet should be made up of hay. Good quality hay. Timothy hay is a good choice for most rabbits. Rabbits need to have hay available to them at all times. They like to eat constantly to keep their digestive system going, and also to chew and wear down their teeth that are always growing.

You should also give them grass and other edible greens such as dandelion leaves. I would pick all sorts of edible weeds from my backyard and give it to my rabbits. Make sure that nothing you give them has been sprayed by pesticides or picked near a busy road. You can also get dandelion leaves and other dark, leafy greens from the store. But avoid lettuce.

Pellets:

Pellets are a great way for your rabbit to get some added fibers and vitamins to their diet. Rabbits love pellets.Give them about a handful a day.

What do you feed rabbits? What about fruit and vegetables?

Truth is that rabbits don’t eat as many carrots as Bugs Bunny. Fruit and vegetables should generally be more of a treat than a major part of their diet. Small bits of a carrot and a tiny part of a banana is enough for a day.

Be sure not to feed your rabbit food straight from the fridge as it is too cold and might upset their stomach.

Lastly I’d like to mention that it’s important to give your rabbit something to chew on so their teeth don’t get too long. Branches are a really good way to get them to wear down their teeth.

So make sure your rabbit has fresh water, lots of hay and lots of fresh leafy greens (not lettuce). Also give him some pellets and a small bits of fruits and vegetables now and then.

I hope this answered your question on what do you feed rabbits.

Coatimundi For Sale: The Importance Of Safety

Coatimundis are really adorable that’s why they’re very popular in the exotic pet industry. If you want to buy a coatimundi for sale, you first need to consider the safety issues associated with owning exotic pets. It is very important to remember that these types of pets are unique not only in terms of appearance but as well in terms of their behaviors. Even though coatis are cute and affectionate, they may also exhibit undesirable behaviors which can be observed in regular house pets too.

Safety should come first before buying a coatimundi for sale. Having exotic pets at home can be really satisfying especially if you’re an animal person but this always comes with its own set of risks. You need to be a responsible pet owner by ensuring not only the safety of your own family but as well as the safety of your neighbors and your entire community as a whole. The first step to becoming a good exotic pet owner is gaining proper knowledge about your pet choice. You have to be familiar with the habits and temperament of your preferred exotic animal so that you’ll know the necessary precautions to take when you’re going to take care of one at home. In this way, you can keep everybody’s safety in check.

Know how to go about handling coatis. Exotic animals vary in size and behavior. This means that some of them may be easier to handle and tame than others. If it’s part of an exotic animal to be not amenable to being touched or carried, then you need to respect this. Animals don’t talk so the only way that they may communicate with you if they don’t want to be handled in certain way is through a really painful bite, which is something you don’t want to get.

Develop bonds with your pet during your first months together. If at first, he tries getting away whenever you’re holding him in your arms, then allow him to get loose. Exotic animals can be quite unpredictable in terms of behavior and you may not see warning signs before they resort to a strike. If you have young children at home, be very cautious when you’re letting them handle your coati. Children usually inadvertently scare or squeeze pets or they may immediately go into a panic and release them the moment they touch their furs.

Next, make sure that the cage that you have bought or made for your exotic pet is escape proof. You need to place your pet inside the cage when you’re attending to household chores. Exotic animals may rummage around your house and cause a really big mess if you leave them unattended. You don’t want your pet to get loose outside the house where he may be exposed to great danger from children and other animals.

Lastly, have a vet ready so that you can have someone to ask help from if ever your pet gets sick or exhibits unusual behaviors.