Weekly Topic Inspiration: Raising Healthy Pets

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  1. Simone Smith profile image92
    Simone Smithposted 8 years ago

    Weekly Topic Inspiration: Raising Healthy Pets

    We have a lot of very good and very dedicated pet owners in our community, and I think y’all have a lot of expertise that can be very well leveraged in Hubs! That’s why I’ve made this week’s WTI topic all about raising healthy pets.

    This week, consider sharing advice on giving your beloved pets- be they dogs, cats, birds, fish, or something else entirely- the best and healthiest lives possible.

    For good keyword-friendly themes and ideas, plus group support, stop by the forum thread!
    http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/88781

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  2. Dewette profile image61
    Dewetteposted 8 years ago

    Researching foods and not giving supermarket food if you can afford not too. Felines do better on wet food than dry.

  3. Jlbowden profile image88
    Jlbowdenposted 8 years ago

    Pet dogs like humans are allergic to many different foods. In this article popular hypoallergenic dog foods are discussed in detail. And which brands are the most popular for certain breeds of dogs that suffer from skin allergies as a result of ingredients found within conventional dog food brands. read more

  4. K9keystrokes profile image92
    K9keystrokesposted 8 years ago

    Your dog's nervous system consists of the brain, spinal cord, sensory and motor nerves. Knowing how to determine if he is suffering from an injury or disorder in these areas is vital to his health and life! read more

  5. K9keystrokes profile image92
    K9keystrokesposted 8 years ago

    Everyone thinks they know how to feed their dog, but do they really? You will find a break down of dog food, caloric needs, ingredient surprises and facts around dog food labeling that you may not know. read more

  6. shea duane profile image60
    shea duaneposted 8 years ago

    I have a diabetic cat who will be turning 14 next month. Dewette is right, I was able to help his blood sugar levels by giving him only canned food. He is also on injected injected insulin, but he is doing well now.
    Fresh water in clean bowls is really important for pets (but my dogs love the toilet lol).

  7. wordscribe43 profile image90
    wordscribe43posted 8 years ago

    If you're asking yourself, why is my cat sneezing, find the most common reasons why.  Learn when you need to worry and when it's perfectly normal.  Includes suggestions for minimizing feline sneezing. read more

  8. athena2011 profile image58
    athena2011posted 8 years ago

    I had a dog with Epilepsy and while researching what I could do to help him I read that part of the problem could have been the food I was giving him so I moved him to an organic/all natural brand of dog food.

    His epilepsy did not stop, but I, at least felt that I was doing something to help him be healthier in other ways.

  9. daisynicolas profile image82
    daisynicolasposted 8 years ago

    A dog's upbringing. read more

  10. Abbasangel profile image68
    Abbasangelposted 8 years ago

    Health tips for cats.
    Desex, vaccination, baths, and food.
    Cat play, for fitness and fun
    Sleep. read more

  11. K9keystrokes profile image92
    K9keystrokesposted 8 years ago

    Learn why your cats are so darned good at falling! Why is a cats design so perfect for fast descending incidents! Only Mother Nature could design this miracle! read more

  12. pstraubie48 profile image83
    pstraubie48posted 8 years ago

    One thing to keep in mind about raising healthy pets is their mental well being. They need to feel safe and loved. They need to know they will be greeted in a friendly manner when family members approach.
    If animals are frightened and chased (other than in a playful manner) they become nervous, agitated, and sometimes aggressive. Some animals, not all. I do not mean to overgeneralize.
    But they need to know that they are wanted. Playing with them, exercising them, talking to them all are ways to let them know they are wanted.
    They need to know that they can depend on you to feed them and to help them stay healthy by seeing their immunizations are kept up to date.
    Training them to follow your expected behaviors should be accomplished in a nonthreatening manner.
    Taking time to show you care lets your animals know they are wanted and important. These factors will help to insure that you are raising a healthy animal.

  13. K9keystrokes profile image92
    K9keystrokesposted 8 years ago

    Find the answers to your cat eye questions. Just how well do cats see, and how does a cats vision compare to other species, like dogs and humans? Also, a quick cat quiz! read more

  14. jenniferrpovey profile image84
    jenniferrpoveyposted 8 years ago

    A basic guide to breeding a mare for horse owners. read more

  15. Jlbowden profile image88
    Jlbowdenposted 8 years ago

    Pet felines like their human and canine counterparts,require the proper balance of foods. This is of utmost importance in preventing urinary tract complications in cats, as this article emphasizes. read more

  16. barryrutherford profile image74
    barryrutherfordposted 8 years ago

    Don't buy a pet just because it is Christmas.  Pets should not be regarded as presents to give.  Rather they are a responsibility just as is a child. Pets are often abandoned after Christmas because the responsibility is not wanted. read more

  17. workingmomwm profile image83
    workingmomwmposted 8 years ago

    It's been so long since I've participated in one of these, I forgot how it's done (and I didn't even think to look at the instructions)! Here's my hub answer: http://workingmomwm.hubpages.com/hub/Ca … ipated-Too

  18. mary615 profile image90
    mary615posted 8 years ago

    Since our pets are our "children", we take care of them and look after their welfare like we would a child.  They look up to us to love and care for them.  If we can't make that promise to them, we shouldn't have pets.  It's very important to look after their health.

  19. theglamlife profile image60
    theglamlifeposted 8 years ago

    I love my cats and the best thing I ever did for my cats was keeping them together.

    In the last year I had to make some personal sacrifices to keep them all together, but I could not imagine what it would have been like for them had I split them up after they had been together their whole lives.

    Some days the food, groomer, and vet bills stress me out, but in the end I know that I did the right thing by them and they give me love back in spades.

  20. Mrs. Menagerie profile image92
    Mrs. Menagerieposted 8 years ago

    This article teaches you 5 easy steps to help you care for an injured wild bird. Learn what you must do if you find one, how to catch it, how to stabilize it, and who to call for help. read more

  21. K9keystrokes profile image92
    K9keystrokesposted 8 years ago

    Why do dog vaccines work? When and which vaccinations does my dog need? What is the schedule for dog vaccinations. Why should I vaccinate my dog? Vaccine reaction safety for dogs. read more

  22. LensMan999 profile image53
    LensMan999posted 8 years ago

    It is best to give your pet food that is closest to their natural diet .There are certain things to remember while choosing healthy pet food-
    Be careful to choose pet food that has the main ingredient as named animal like dog food containing main... read more

  23. Mmargie1966 profile image91
    Mmargie1966posted 7 years ago

    So you have a new cat.  Congratulations on the new member of your family!  Read further to find out some easy tips to make cohabitation harmonious. read more

  24. LensMan999 profile image53
    LensMan999posted 7 years ago

    How to select the diet plan for large breed dogs read more

 
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