Puppies and Kittens Lose Their Baby Teeth
The teeth erupt at 3-4 weeks of age. The baby teeth are a bit translucent, and not very big. The loss of baby teeth usually starts about 3 months of age and ends by 6 to 9 months of age.
The start time and duration of the transition from baby teeth to adult teeth varies with each individual animal. During this time, chewing increases--give them chew toys to reduce any dental discomfort they feel. Retained teeth should be removed, usually at the time of spay or neuter to allow the adult teeth to grow in properly and prevents breakage or infection of the more fragile baby teeth. Start dental care routine while pet is young for best healthy results. Excessive drooling may be inflammation from excessive bacteria. See a vet. Do not use ice cubes, they break pet teeth, use crushed ice. may be secondary to dental disease.rooling may be secondary to dental disease. Cat has 30 teeth and the dog has 42 teeth. Exc
Great video on training your cat to like the carrier.
Hamsters are great pets, easy to care for. Check with your vet for proper care before you go out and buy one, be sure your vet cares for hamsters if it were to get sick. The popular kind are teddy bear, fancy and golden hamster. Life span: 2-3 years.
Aquarium 10 gallon or more with wire cover or wire cage.
Paper towel tube and toilet paper roll tube.
Sugarless cereals, pasta, cheese, whole wheat breads, cooked lean meats, fresh fruits and vegetables such as spinach, lettuce, carrots and apples. Be sure you clean up any leftover fresh food before it spoils and check the corners of the cage. Feed in moderation. Hamsters usually eat at night. Use water bottle with
drinking tube and provide fresh water daily.
To keep their teeth in a great condition, be sure you give your hamster a piece of wood or twig without pesticides, chemicals, paint and untreated wood.
How to hold a hamster
Pick up your hamster gently and hold against your body. A hamster may bite if surprised or awakened unexpectedly from sleep or if did not receive attention--it may be more apprehensive and aggressive--approach with caution.
The best way to get your hamster accustomed to being handled by you is to start giving it treats out of your hand. Give the hamster time to get comfortable with you.
How to clean the hamster's house
Clean their area with hot soapy water. Remove droppings every day. Every week replace their bedding.
What to look for in a sick hamster
Signs that something is wrong with your hamster--shaking, runny nose, diarrhea, dull-looking eyes, matted fur and weight loos.
Socialization starts from 3 weeks to about 3 months of age. It is important that
the socialization process is complete. Puppies want to bond with animals and
their owner by learning that objects, people, and environments are safe. They
also learn what the body cues and signals of others mean. This is the most
important socialization period in a dog's life. Puppies who do not get adequate
socialization during this period tend to be fearful of unfamiliar people, dogs,
sounds, objects and environments.
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