Understanding why cat fights. Wild cats have a strong relationship with their family. But when the cat wanders off on its own the cat tends to be more solitary.
If another cat crosses into their territory the cat is usually stand offish. This can happen with outdoor and indoor cats protecting what they consider to be their area, toys or a human. One cat will leave the room when the other cat enters and the more submissive cat may hide to avoid confrontation. Sometimes personalities just don't mix. Cats have different personalities.
To stop cats from fighting. Use a large piece of cardboard between the cats this creates a gentle barrier between the two cats. If the cats are locked together, pick one up by the scruff, which will force the release of the other cat. It is hard to correct the relationship when the fights are long. Separate the cats and let them cool down.
How to help the cats like each other. Have lots of patience and be very consistent.
Have the cats share the scents, by feeding the cats at the same time on the opposite sides of the door. This allows them to associate the others smell with something pleasant like wet food and treats. Be sure you spend time with each cat in their areas. Continue to swap their scent by mixing their used litter together, take a wash cloth and wipe down one cat's paws and tail and other let cat smell it, switching the cat's space.
Now you can let them meet face to face by putting up a gate or screen between them. This setup allows them to see and smell each other and they are protected by the barrier between them. You can remove the barrier completely once they get to the point to where they can see each other without getting into a fight. Have someone help you with this step.
When you bring the cats into the same room give the lots of attention and praise.
Be sure that the cats have their own litter box, food and water bowl.
Some cats may never get along. Hopefully, they can get to the point where they will tolerate each other.
Relaxed ears and a loose body.
Relaxed mouth, it looks like the dog is smiling.
Tail wagging is a sign of a happy dog.
Alert and active, enjoys playtime, walking and exploring their environment.
Well behaved, a pleasant dog is less likely to destroy the house.
A Happy dog has healthy eating habits and a good appetite.
The adult carefree canine will sleep up to 16 hours per day.
Some dogs, when they sleep, they stick out their tongue that means they are very relaxed.
A healthy coat is a sign of a happy dog.
When a dog rear is up it is telling you I want to play.
When your dog is happy, it will greet you at the door with excitement, bouncing around with and happiness.
Keeping the rabbit diet consistent is most important.
A sudden change in amounts or type of food can cause digestive problems from soft, sticky feces to a gastrointestinal stoppage, which can be fatal. Be very careful and follow the feeding instruction. Different rabbits can have diverse dietary requirements and it is very important that you don't overfeed.
Water is extremely important. Be sure the bottles or bowls are filled and refreshed.
Used litter is usually disposed of daily to avoid unhealthy ammonia inhalation.
Keep an eye out for chewing of unsafe items such as plastic, carpet or electrical wiring. Paper and cardboard are safe for chewing.
If a rabbit escapes, never chase, enticement with a favorite food works best.
Keep in mind that rabbits are vulnerable to high temperatures and heat stroke. In weather above 85º F or 29º C, keep their environments cool.
It is very important to know that not all rabbits get along well together. It could result in a fight with serious injuries.
Be sure you handle your rabbit correctly. If the rabbit falls or kicks it can break his spine.
To bring the temperature down you can have the dog stand in a pool or bath tub with cool water you can also use cool wet towels on the chest, head, neck, legs, armpits, and ears. Don't use cold water.
Dog fur can be a problem in the hot weather.
Overheating by panting, excessive thirst, bright red or dark tongue and gums. The dog is at risk of heatstroke. Dogs have a higher body temp than humans.
A fan helps the dog to bring its fur down to room temperature.
When taking a dog for a walk if you can't hold the back of your hand on the pavement for 5 seconds it's too hot to walk the dog. It is a good idea to always carry water for your dog on a hot day out, stop in the shade and offer the dog water. Try to walk in the shade with the dog.
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