I'm sorry for the loss of your beloved Dexter. I wish that our pets would never get sick and that us pet owners would never feel grief over the loss of a beloved pet. You have my sympathies. Take care!
I have a soft sided carrier for my very big boy cat Charlie. He's long and weighs 13 pounds. I used to have a smaller carrier for my cat Samantha but he quickly outgrew that one by the time he was about 5 months old.
The carrier I have has two openings, one zips at the top and the side also zips open. He will sometimes sleep in his carrier but getting him inside the carrier can be an ordeal. I usually put him in from the top, push him down and quickly zip the top shut. I've seen soft sided carriers with wheels that stroll along like a carry on suitcase and that's what I think I should have gotten for Charlie because the carrier is heavy once he's inside.
How do you get your dog to behave nicely when you take him or her for a walk?
My dog has a Martingale collar so I can give her leash a quick tug and release when I want her to heel and she isn't listening to me. That will quickly and firmly get her attention. When she looks at me I will then praise her and tell her "Excellent"!
What tips do you have about your dog that may help other community members to better enjoy their walks with their dogs?
OK, I'll start! A sticky roller (it looks like a giant roll of masking tape) is useful for picking up pet fur off of fabric such as clothing and the cloth seats in automobiles.
Another tip is to change your disposable furnace filter regularly. The air intake filter traps a lot of pet fur so it's important to change it if you have a pet. Take a look at the size and use your digital camera or cell phone camera to take a photo of it as the dimensions of the filter will be on the edge of the filter frame. Then go to the hardware store, look at the photo, and pick out the right furnace filter size.
So how about our great community members here? What tips do you have to share?
If you have a pet health emergency please call your vet immediately or get your pet to an pet emergency clinic-- please do not wait for an online response before getting your pet medical attention! Your pet's health is important and the pet exchange and pet health center are not a substitute for a visit to the veterinarian.View Thread