Animals in a classroom can reduce stress and anxiety, improve social interaction and the positive motivation, learning and engaging children, help them to calmly sort through an argument, conflict, or assignment and even make it easier for children to make friends with classmates, teachers, and others in the community.
When an animal is in the classroom the students pay more attention to follow instructions and focus more on a task. The students ask more questions and engage more with the teacher. When there is a dog in the class the students improve there attitude and helps them to learn responsibility, respect, and empathy.
When we lose our beloved companion pet it affects everybody including the surviving pets. If the two pets are closely bonded the surviving pet is grieving the loss.
Here are the signs:
Patterns of sleeping changes
Not interested in eating
Not interested in activities
Wants to be alone
Searching the house for their pet friend
Pay a lot of attention to the surviving pet(s)
It is very important to be consistent with the daily schedule. Pets like their routine because they know what to expect. If the pet does not have the appetite put it away and reintroduce it at the next feeding time continue to offer the food at feeding time. Do not give the pet a treat until the pet eats the food. See the vet if the dog doesn't eat by the fifth day. Cats only a couple of days.
Allow the pet companion to be present during the euthanasia. Also, allow the friend to see and smell the body after it is dead.
Let's be thoughtful to our family and our pets companion not to bring a new pet home until everybody in your family can agree. Because the same family members may still be grieving.
Cases of canine influenza are going around in the United States. Dogs can die from influenza. It's highly contagious among dogs. Canine influenza can't infect humans.
The flu can be transmitted through droplets, aerosols, respiratory secretions, coughing, barking, and sneezing.
Here are the symptoms to look for in your dog: coughing that will last one to three weeks, sneezing, fever, decreased appetite and greenish nasal and eyes discharge. Take your dog to your vet and have him checked out. Keep away from kennels, groomers, daycare, and shelters.
Christmas Trees can possibly harm your pets. It is best to use an enclosed tree stand or cover the opening. Secure the tree on the wall so that it will not fall and cause serious injuries to your pets. When no one is around to supervise the pets, unplug lights and electrical decorations you don't want the pets having any access to.
Keep those poisonous plants out of your pets reach like Christmas roses, poinsettia, mistletoe, holly, and hibiscus.
Xylitol and sugar substitutes can be deadly. It causes a dogs blood sugar to drop quickly, can cause liver failure if not treated properly.
When the dough is ingested it continues to rise causing an intestinal blockage in the pet.
Ingesting macadamia makes dogs experience severe weakness in their back legs, appearing paralyzed after they eat the macadamia nuts. The recovery from this condition is three days.
Felines can be allergic to grass, trees, dust, fabrics, cleaning products, perfumes, food and more. Cat litter may contain chemicals that can cause allergies.
Look for signs of behavioral or visual: like a runny nose, sneezing, wheezing and coughing when your cat has just used the litter box.
Behavioral signs: is when the cat's paws or tail makes contact the litter box and the cat can't stop scratching, biting, chewing or licking itself. If the cat stops using the litter box due to allergy's. The cause of the allergy could be dust or fragrance. Try to use unscented litter with minimal dust and sprinkle some baking soda this will neutralize the odor.
Turkey is a good protein for your pet(s) just be sure to remove any skin, fat, or bones. Stick with white meat. Do not give them anything with onions, garlic, leeks, scallions.
Do not give the pet(s) any mashed potatoes with cheese, sour cream, butter, onions, and gravies.
Plain green beans or fresh vegetables are great for your pet(s).
No alcohol for your pet(s). Even a small amount can be very toxic. Look out for fruitcake.
Grapes and raisins can be very toxic to your pet(s) and it can cause kidney failure in dogs.
Cranberry sauce is fine in a small amount, watch the sugar in it. Be very careful with any artificial sweeteners containing Xylitol are poisonous to your dog and potentially deadly.
Make sure that your pet(s) does not ingest any chocolate, especially the baking kind
Cats are born to hunt and just because it is an indoor cat does not mean he/she stops wanting to hunt. Some cats become bored in the house by not be able to explore, hunt and exercise. They get frustrated and that could lead to behavioral issues. If you have a cat with a huge amount of energy having cat hunting toys will help the desire to chase, stalk, pounce. Motorized toys that move will help the cat's hunting instinct. There are toys that the cat has to work for a treat. Bring the feather and wands out for short play and then put them away it keeps your cat excited about the hunt.
Laser pointer helps the cat with the hunting instincts. Make sure you never shine the light on your cat's eyes it will seriously damage it. Make sure you put down toys that the cat can pick up like a mouse because the cats can get riled up and frustrated with a laser light and redirect that frustration by biting the owner, cat or a dog.
Coyotes eat whatever they can find, from seeds and fruit to small animals, both alive and dead. Coyotes threaten dogs and cats weighing less than 25 pounds. Two coyotes can take down a large animal.
How to protect the backyard against coyotes:
Use motion lighting
Trim landscaping to eliminate hiding places
Remove bird feeders, pick up fallen fruits and nuts from trees, and harvest gardens.
The food attracts the natural prey.
Keep the trash cans in the garage.
Always supervise your pet in the yard, especially at dawn and dusk.
Never leave your dog tied up in the yard.
Never allow your pet to interact with wildlife.
For maximum protection the collar must stretch from behind the animal's ear to the top of its shoulder.
When leaving the house for any length of time be sure you put the trash out of the way of your pets so that the smell does not trigger their curiosity. There are things in the trash that could be potentially dangerous to your pets.
Remove any small toys, string and rubber bands that they can choke on when you are not there to supervise them. If the toys are not the appropriate size for your pets it can get lodged in the pet's throat.
Check for places where the pets can become stuck, such as behind the refrigerator, entertainment center or in fireplace openings, and seal up those openings. Close all toilet lids before you leave the house.
Cats can help us lower anxiety, stress and cholesterol levels reducing the risk of heart attacks and strokes. They can also improve the physical and mental health. They don't need as much care is a dog.
It makes the women want to care for her cat by feeding, clean up after it and shopping for the cat. By doing all of those things it makes a person be on the move which intern will help increase their cardio.
When you pet an animal, your body releases a surge of prolactin, oxytocin, and dopamine. Those actions will improve our health and the pets lives.
The cat makes a good companionship and helps us live longer.
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