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Puppy Housebreaking 101 by Chrissie Cole
Many people are hesitant to get a new puppy out of fear of the housebreaking process. While the puppy housebreaking process can be consuming it doesn’t have to be hard if you follow the tips we have outlined for you below.
Housebreaking your puppy is best started when puppies are six-sixteen weeks in age. When puppies are this young, they tend to go to the bathroom predictably and frequently. The earlier you start the housebreaking process, the happier you will be as a new dog owner!
The most important tip for successful puppy housebreaking is “Persistence is the key”.
1- First, you need to teach your puppy where you want him to go to the bathroom. Your puppy will not know where to go if you don’t show him. Therefore, he won’t know if he went in the wrong spot. We suggest starting the housebreaking process outside. Many people tend to paper train and in essence you are making the training process harder for you and may end up having to retrain him.
Question & Answer
Our two dogs seem to have a yeast infection. One has a pretty severe case with the yeast in all the normal places – toes, neck, armpits, etc. Do you think we need to take them to the vet or can we treat them at home?
You can’t treat a yeast infection at home, and skin problems are nothing to wait on. Please go the vet as soon as possible as often times yeast infections are related to something systemic (affecting the entire body).
For cat grooming and matting, it is best not to shave a long haired cat or kitten unless the vet or groomer sees a need to do so. Cats need their fur to protect their skin from the sun and other possible dangers. Since they do not perspire, removing the hair doesn’t help them to stay cool. On the contrary, it could make them feel hotter since the sun will reach their skin.
It’s best to brush your long haired cat for several minutes every day and do this several times a day during the warm summer months. This will allow you to catch those annoying mats when they are small enough that you can easily trim them out.
However, once the mats have formed tight enough to be next to your kitty’s skin, let a reputable- professional groomer or your vet remove the mats since you could seriously injure your kitty if you try removing them yourself.
Pet Joke: What Does the Frog Say?
A mother was reading a book about animals to her 3 year old daughter.
Mother: “What does the cow say?”
Mother: “Great! What does the cat say?”
Mother: “Oh, you’re so smart! What does the frog say?”
And this wide-eyed little 3 year-old looked up at her mother and in her deepest voice replied… “Bud.”
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