Did you know the maximum lifespan of a domestic cat is estimated to be as high as 25-35 years? Yet their average life span is only about 14 years. And did you know the maximum life span of a dog is estimated to be about 27 years? Yet the reality is that in our society their average lifespan is only about 13 years. One of the most important things you can do to ensure your pet’s maximum health and longevity is to provide proper nutrition. Yes, genetics is an important factor in longevity, and we can’t do much about that. But numerous studies have shown that proper nutrition plays a vital role in ensuring a long, healthy and happy life for your pet. And that’s a factor you can do something about. learn more Vitamins and nutrients critical to your pet’s well-being can be destroyed in the manufacturing processes of mass produced commercial pet foods. This can leave your pet lacking in necessary nutrients and endangering its potential lifespan.
In the meantime I had sent emails with a photo of him to every shelter I could think of, to vets in the area, the animal hospitals, I phoned as many places as I could find numbers for and asked them to be on the lookout for him. I placed an ad on Gumtree, placed alerts on all the online sites I could find. And then finally all I could still do was look for him around the neighbourhood. When Bruno took off, he was wearing a collar with a tag that had his name as well as our cell number on it so I was hopeful that someone would see the tag and give us a call. Alas, it seems he lost the collar somewhere on his journey because when he was eventually found he was not wearing it. When the call finally did come on the Wednesday after he disappeared, I nearly fainted! It was a man called Mark from the AACL in Epping and he told me that he was almost sure that a dog that he took in on Monday was my Bruno!
When Bruno was about 6 weeks old we bought him from a bergie at Houtbay. My friends say we are probably the only people who go out to buy fish and chips and then come home with a puppy! To be quite honest with you, when the bergies offered him to us I said no at first because we had 4 kittens at home and I didn't know how they would react to having a puppy around. However, when they walked away from me and I saw that face, I just knew I had to take him home with me. By the time I convinced my husband that we absolutely NEED that puppy the bergies had disappeared so we set out to look for them. Fortunately I found them about 15 minutes later and R30 later Bruno was ours! He was so small that my daughter Michelle could put him in the front of her jacket and carry him around like that. The day we got Bruno was the start of many happy and funny days with him. He is a dog with the sweetest nature, full of mischief, very playful, loves cuddles and playing with mommy and daddy. He also [Read more...]
No matter what kind of cat you have, they all have one thing in common - They all like warm places. I suggest that you buy him or her a heating pad or a heated cat bed. One that warms up by itself is best, because cats are attracted to things ALREADY warm, not ones that may BECOME warm. I, myself, have yet to find one that you can plug into a wall and stays warm all the time. I usually use a heating pad, because they are everywhere and easy to find. Most cats also have a nesting habit. They like to curl up in something that can surround them on all sides. You can make one at home that also has the heat factor by taking a blanket and making a little nest for your cat and placing a heating pad right in the middle. However if you have a cat that will repeatedly knock over your thoughtful resting spot, you might just want to buy one from your local supplier or from me' Cats aren't really that picky about where they sleep, so, of course, you can also get a heated DOG bed for your cat, [Read more...]
Lazy cats like to sit around and sleep all day. And bask in the sunlight and keep warm and be worshipped. Two of my favorite window perches are shown below. This comfortable supportive cat perch mounts on virtually any window sill Includes all mounting accessories and complete instructions Cover is machine washable! A good choice, even if your cat doesn't need the support. Give your cat a bed with a view! This design is a hammock style, that your cat will love as it can position itself how it wants to lay and the bed will curve to the body of your cat! I've also noticed that cats like being up high. Places like on top of the refrigerator, or up on a table, give cats comfort - and, possibly, the feeling of being important. =p Cats are vain animals, you are their servant! If your cat has a nesting habit on top of something, maybe you should put a towel or something up there to make him or her more comfortable. And DON'T forget to bow when you walk by! Your cat spends so much [Read more...]