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If the mitochondria are the powerhouse of the cell, then the liver is the premium biochemical laboratory of both humans and dogs. Performing over 500 vital functions, it not only aids in digestion through bile production but also takes in all of the blood leaving the intestines for further processing. Some of its roles include the production of cholesterol and certain proteins like albumin, clotting factors, immune factors and special proteins (lipoproteins) that carry fats throughout the body.

Who could say no to a relaxing car ride? You’re absolutely right, no one. And yes, while dogs can’t speak, they can definitely show their enthusiasm by excitedly hopping into your lap as you’ve just sat down on the driver’s seat. As they stare at you with those big adorable puppy eyes, you realize you simply don’t have the heart to leave them home alone.

Whether you are moving across the country, relocating because of your new job, going on a long holiday or even a short adventure, packing and preparing for your trip can be a real pain in the neck. If you are a dog owner, you may decide to bring your pet with you. If your dog is tagging along on your trip, you mustn’t forget about its needs. You cannot simply grab your pouch and head out. Packing your dog’s essentials as is important as packing your own suitcase. Here is everything you need to know about travelling with your furry companion.

Pet Policies

Unless you are travelling with your own vehicle, make sure you double check pet policies before booking tickets. If you travel by public transportation, consult the transport operators whether pets are allowed and what are your responsibilities. If you are going on a cruise, check if there are kennel facilities and that they are safe for your pet. The same goes for air travel. After you make certain that pets are welcomed on the flight, find out what are the other requirements. Do they have any special demands in terms of pet health and immunization; what kind of dog carrier is allowed; can you take your pet in the cabin with you? These are some of the questions you’ll need to ask. You should take special precautions if you own a brachycephalic breed because flying can be extremely dangerous for them.

Documentation

You mustn’t forget your dog’s medical records, travel documents such as a pet passport along with the pet I.D tag. It is a good idea to have a recent photo of your dog as well. Also, microchip your dog to ensure it won’t get stolen or lost.

Leash and Collar

Your dog may be the friendliest and most adorable pooch, but it doesn’t mean that your fellow travellers feel the same way that you do. Prevent your dog from roaming around with leash and collar, or use a harness. In some countries muzzles are mandatory for every breed. Bring one with you just in case.

Dog Carrier

No matter which form of transportation you use, the safest way for your dog to travel is in a portable dog carrier. The dog carrier you choose should be lightweight for your convenience because you need to be able to carry it around and anchor it to the vehicle. If you are travelling with a plane, before you choose a dog travel crate make certain that it is accepted by the airline. Next thing you want is maximum ventilation and comfort because your pet shouldn’t feel like it is trapped in a cage. Get a portable dog carrier that is tough built and can withstand your pup’s shenanigans. It is also important to know the right size for your dog. A dog travel crate that is too small would make the journey uncomfortable and potentially dangerous because your pup can get stuck or trapped.

Snacks, Food and Water

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Bring tasty snacks and treats to reward the goodest boy. Don’t experiment with food before you travel and be careful not to overfeed your pet because it may make it ill. Take your dog’s favorite food with you just in case you don’t find it on the road. Pack collapsible food bowls which take up less space than ordinary ones. Don’t forget to provide your dog with fresh water as well.

Clean Up Essentials

The next thing you’ll need to consider is hygiene. Pack clean up essentials such as poop bags, wet wipes, paper towels, disinfectants, shampoos, conditioners, dental care products and ear cleansers. Don’t forget the brushes and combs to keep your pup’s fur pretty and detangled. Flea and insect repellents also come in handy when travelling along with a pet first aid kit. Proper pet care and hygiene on the go are as important as at home.

Accessories for Fun Travels

Long travels can be boring and if you packed your book, tablet, or Ipad to keep you company, then you shouldn’t forget that your dog can get bored as well. Give your dog its favorite toys to pass time. Plus, travelling and relocating can be stressful for some breeds. If you have a territorial dog, changing his territory can make it anxious and restless. Providing it with its favorite item can make adjusting to the new circumstances easier. If your dog is an absolute sweetheart and doesn’t cause any problems, reward that good behavior with a toy to keep it entertained.

Snoozing on the go

As mentioned above, change in territory can make your dog anxious and long distance travels can be tiring. Comfort your dog by bringing a portable pet bed and a soft blanket for some quality naps. You can choose from roll up travel pet beds or collapsible ones. They are easy to stack and pack and usually lightweight. If you want to treat your dog with a “business class” seat, choose orthopedic pet bed that provides support and comfort.

Pet Clothes and Apparel

Depending on the breed and the destination you are headed to, some pets may need additional protection from weather conditions. Make sure your dog stays warm by bringing a sweater or a jacket.

Do Some Research

After you reach your destination, do some research to find some dog-friendly parks and trails for your pet to explore. Before hitting tourist attractions or restaurants, see if your dog is welcomed to avoid any last minute change in plans. You can also install some apps which will help you locate pet-friendly spots on the go.

Travelling with your dog can be a fun experience for the both of you if you plan carefully. You need to be prepared for any scenario in order to avoid unnecessary troubles. Create a checklist for the essential things or use a ready made one to make sure that you are ready for your adventure.

Everyone wants a comfy place to sleep. Your dog too. That’s why dogs love to squeeze in bed with us. Sorry to burst your bubble, but it’s not that your pup loves snuggling with you so much. It’s the comfort and warmth of your bed he’s after. With that being said, as a pet owner, you should consider providing your pup with his own resting spot.

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Opening up your home to welcome a cat is always a thrilling experience but it can also be a stressful one if you’re new to it. Unlike dogs, cats need a little more time in getting used to a new place, and it’s up to you to make it less stressful as possible by acquiring the necessary items.

Providing the Basics

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Yes, I refer to supplies for pets, the ingredients to creating a safe space where your cat can feel at ease and get the peace and quiet while becoming familiar with the home, the smells and sounds, before setting out to explore.

This can be in a separate room, or a corner where your new furry friend can hide, so picking a box, cat cave or an igloo is the way to go. Don’t be afraid if the process of exploring the rest of the home takes longer than a week because some cats need more time to get used to the new environment and start showing interest and affections.

Additionally, having in mind how essential food and water are, of course you’d have to provide the suitable bowls that you would keep a check on regularly, especially the water which you’d have to fill up at least once or twice a day. Normally, a cat weighing five pounds would require up to 4.5 ounces of water, and by refilling you’d immediately see if the needed daily amount is consumed or not.

To keep the teeth and gums healthy and maintain oral health in general, it’s advisable to choose chicken, duck or fish dry food suitable for the age, or a mixture of them all, to see which one your kitty loves best. Wet food is ideal for keeping kitty protected from dehydration, if it’s not exactly a fan of water, since there’s a higher content of moisture.

And oh, don’t forget the treats! They can be the trick up your sleeve in helping your cat relax. Now, apart from the food and water supplies, the other necessity for a warm welcome is the litter box. Just make sure to keep it away from the food and water bowls as cats are hygienic and don’t eat where they go to the bathroom. Likewise, it’s important to place it away from the bed.

I’m sure cleaning the litter box isn’t the favourite chore as opposed to all the others with owning a cat but it’s useful if you clean it as soon as the cat has used it, or at least do so twice a day, it would be highly appreciated otherwise you risk seeing the area around the litter box used instead; it’s not that difficult to understand, surely you wouldn’t like using a toilet that hasn’t been flushed previously.

Fun and Relaxation

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Home is the place where we feel relaxed and the same goes for your feline, meaning you ought to take its relaxation seriously. Some supplies for pets that can help you out with this are scratchers, versatile toys (e.g. mice, feathers, balls), and crawl tunnels also great for hiding.

These items are crucial in keeping them entertained and providing them with the needed daily exercise. Furthermore, they’re the ideal tools to interact with your cat and get to know each other. Also, a treat cone is useful in encouraging more movement and coming out of the safe zone, though so is catnip.

For protection, it’s best to make your cat an indoor one, and walk outside only by a leash that you would get it acquainted with step by step, using catnip and treats if necessary. Moreover, owners living in houses with spacious yards have the chance to create a cat porch and allow a safe experience outdoors.

Understanding cat psychology and nature, there’s no doubt they love climbing up high which is why providing a cat tree or a bed with a view is more than welcome. This way they can oversee their whole territory and feel like cats in the wild.

Safety, Grooming, and Hygiene

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You’ve heard this before: “Curiosity killed the cat”, and since you can’t stop your cat from being curious, the best you can do in preventing accidents from happening is to cat-proof the home.

You can start by keeping breakable items away, followed by toys and garbage with anything they can choke on, cords (e.g. electrical, blind cords) as well as poisonous plants.

When it comes to grooming, there’s a lot more involved than merely brushing the fur with the adequate supplies for pets, in the likes of soft bristle brushes, even though cats themselves have their own grooming habits. By doing the grooming yourself you help protect them from issues such as fleas and allergies, and the more often you do so the bigger the better the health of your cat since you’d be quick in noticing some problem as soon as it appears.

Brushing should be accompanied by bathing (the earlier you introduce baths, the better!), checking the ears, eyes, and nose for any irregularities, and brushing the teeth as well as checking the gums and mouth.

Last but not least, make sure to go on regular vet checkups, get the necessary shots, and spend as much time as you can with your new family member.

Getting a horse is exciting but the thought of maintenance might scare you right from the beginning. Horses are such lovely animals not many of us know how to appreciate and, truth be told, they aren’t as high maintenance animals as we seem to think they are. Taking care of them gets easier when you have the right set of supplies to help you out.

The first few months of being a horse owner can be challenging but you have to start from something as basic as providing the proper living conditions, making your home horse-friendly. What’s more basic than food and water, right? This makes feeding and water bowls the priorities among a variety of horse equipment.

Dogs are playful, high-spirited, intelligent and exuberant beings. It is in their nature to be curious, sniff around and mark their territory. And because of their happy-go-lucky nature, it is very common for them to escape from the backyard and roam into adventures. The reasons for their escape can vary a lot – from social isolation, fear, separation and anxiety to sexual roaming. They would jump or climb fences, dig under or chew through the fence. They can even learn how to open the gate. For all of these reasons, you need a strong system which will stop such attempts and keep the dog inside the backyard where it is safe and sound. Also, you need to do it in a way that the dog won’t even realize it is being confined. I am, of course, talking about the wireless invisible dog fence. Here are the steps how to use the system in your home.

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Step 1: Proper Installment

As the name suggests, the wireless invisible dog fence has no wires that need to be buried. However, there is a small inbound transmitter you can power with a standard power outlet or 3 AAA batteries with the ability to last up to for 4 days. This transmitter can be mounted anywhere you like around the house, however, you should make sure it’s 1.5 metres high above the ground. Once put, it can contain up to 2 dogs within 2 acres area or in other words within a radius of around 50 metres.

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Step 2: Adjusting the Receiver

The receiver, or also known as the collar unit, is usually made of waterproof material and is rechargeable. It is placed on the dog’s neck and the contact between the two happens via two stainless steel probes. Once charged, the receiver can execute 2-4 weeks of operation. Some of the models have 4 preset levels to auto adjust between Low, Medium, Medium-High and High correction level.

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Step 3: Putting the Transmitter and Receiver to Work

The electronic control unit produces radio signals for the loop-wire. The signal strength actually determines how wide the Active Zone is and this can be adjusted and monitored through the unit. And when the dog that wears the receiver walks close to the pre-set boundary, it will be alerted with a warning in the form of pre-set static correction. This will notify the dog to stay away from that boundary by beeping or vibrating. This way, the dog gets trained and learns that the warning beep and static correction happen when it gets close to the designated place.

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The bottom line of using a wireless invisible dog fence is its effectiveness and success in keeping the dog in the backyard. They are very easy to install and use and even better, they are portable so you can reinstall them wherever you need. And with today’s advanced technology, you can set the perimeters and manage the operations directly from your smartphone using an app.

Moving is never easy, even more so when you have a dog as you will need to be extra careful and mindful to make this experience as smooth and less confusing for him as possible. So, as soon as you know that you are going to move, start preparing your dog for it. First and foremost, take your furry friend to a vet to get a full checkup and make sure to ask for copies of vaccination as well as some other health records you might need. Do research on the city’s pet regulations for your new home and try to fulfill those obligations. Make sure that your pet has all the paperwork and the right identification tags needed to be transferred to a new city.

As a pet owner, I’m sure you want to take your furry friend everywhere with you. Whether travelling in the country, or across the ocean – the best trips are the ones we share with our loved ones. While a car ride isn’t usually a cause of concern for pet owners, travelling on a plane with an animal is certainly something that requires a great deal of preparation. After all, whether you have a fear of flying or not, the mere fact being up in the air can make even the bravest of us anxious. So, imagine how a small and confused animal might experience the whole thing.