ANITA'S ANIMAL CORNER
By Jean Sutherland
can cause arthritis, diabetes, even heart failure. Dogs need a milder
shampoo formula than humans. Pets can be encouraged to play with toys
by placing treats in them. Cleaning agents containing ammonia smell
like waste and may attract the dog back to eliminate in the same area.
* Daily dental care can lengthen your
* Fleas cause discomfort by biting, can
cause allergies and transmit tapeworms.
* Having your female pet spayed before
her first heat cycle significantly reduces her risk of breast cancer.
* You can ensure your lost pets
safe return by putting an ID tag, license tag, microchip or tattoo on
* Regular grooming improves your pets
appearance, can help prevent skin disease and promotes healthy skin.
* Chewing reduces stress and helps control
* For every flea on your pet, there may
be 100 more in your house.
* Dogs should maintain their regular diet
* Treats should comprise no more than
10% of a dogs diet.
* Keep an accurate count of how much you
are feeding your pet by measuring out dry as well as canned food.
* Cats have a normal strong desire to
scratch. It also helps mark their territory.
* A cats body temperature drops
slightly while they sleep. This explains why some like to sleep in direct
sunlight or right next to their owner.
* If you have gradually introduced a new
diet food for two days and your cat still refuses to eat, its
time to take him to the vet.
* Crying, hissing, batting of ankles are
common when introducing a new diet to your cat. Stick it out and youll
reward your cat with a longer, healthier life.
* A high-fiber diet coupled with regular
brushing helps control hair-balls.
* Kittens grow so fast that its
critical to feed high quality kitten food.
the shelter enters the cold season at Lakeside we are in need of old
towels or rugs for our animals to lie on. Old papers are also put to
good use. Your help would be appreciated. We are also very short on
cat food at the moment and would appreciate anything you could donate.
Donations can be dropped off at the market on Wednesday, or by calling
Aileen McTague at 766 2618.