If your dog is acting depressed or anxious that can be a negative impact on your dog's health.
Anxiety can cause constipation, diarrhea and digestive issues. If you see that your dog loses interest in eating or stops eating and it lasted longer than 24 hours see your vet.
A dog that is constantly isolating its self from people or pets may be suffering from anxiety or a sickness. Also if it is aggressive toward animals or people can be a sign of stress or illness.
Be sure you buy high-quality dog food. Provide a properly balanced diet for the dog's age otherwise, it could lead to anxiety and stress.
A great stress reducer for the dog is taking the dog for a walk and play fetch.
If there is a thunderstorm, fireworks or parties, give your dog its favorite toy or security blanket. If you can stay with your dog, your presence is greatly reassuring to your dog.
When you buy a new fish and you put it into your aquarium make sure that you have room for them to swim comfortably. If you are a beginner start with a 20-gallon tank and work your way up. It is easier to keep the water clean with a larger tank with a filter. It's very important to give the tank time to become established before adding fish. Buy a test water pH kit. Most fish do best with a balanced ph7 some fish like more acidic.
If it is a new tank let it sit for at least a week before you add any fish.
Before you put gravel in the tank rinse out with water very well. Add one pound of gravel per gallon of water. Have your fluorescent light on the tank only half of the day and the other half the day off. Keep the hood of the tank closed so that the fish don't jump out. Fish like to hide, make sure that you give them places where they can hide. Like plants, rocks and aquarium figurines.
Choose a high-quality filtration system that is the size of your tank. Be sure you change the filter according to the filtration instruction. If the water looks cloudy it is time to change water or the filter. Remove any uneaten food and waste with a net every other day.
Take out 10% to 15% of the water from the tank once a week and replace it with clean water. Also, test the water quality with a kit and scrape any algae build up from the glass. Any bucket you use for your fish should be used for fish only.
Pets have the capability of long term memories. Dogs who bury their bones in the backyard being able to dig them up months down the road show that they have long term memory. Cats and dogs getting lost and finding their way back home years later are all part of long term memories.
Dogs that are scared of a man, loud noises, fireworks, hats, etc, that dog can relate to a negative memory or event that has happened in the past. They remember particular episodes from long ago. It is based on what level of impact the incident that initially formed the memory had on the dog or cat.
Important information and memories with emotional content tend to be remembered for longer times. Cat and dogs do have long term memory, the precision and accuracy of these memories can decline over time, just as it does for humans.
Puppies and kittens form the most important memories in their early days.
The memories that are formed during this period influence how they behave for the rest of their lives. It is very important to expose them to the socialization and proper training. We can help our dog or cat turn a potential negative long term memory into a positive one.
The wrong type of mushrooms are toxic to cats and dogs.
The mushrooms that are safe for humans to eat can be toxic to pets.
It is best to remove mushrooms from your yard for the safety of your pet.
If you are able to get the suspected ingested mushroom bring it with you to the vet. Sometimes the vet will take a sample from the pet's stomach to identify the type of mushroom. The curious dog or cat can be attracted to mushrooms because of their odor. Make sure your pet doesn't ingest any type of mushroom.
If you think your pet has ingested a mushroom take the pet to the vet immediately bring the mushroom with you to the vet. Do not put it in a plastic bag because it will break the mushroom down. Wrap it in a moist paper towel.
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