Living With Your Pets | Pets
For all of you that have pets at home you know as well as I do that they have a mind of their own. Our pets hold a special place in our hearts and lives, they are part of the family. But sometimes our beloved pets can act naughty, just like a child would.. It can be something as simple as opening up a cupboard door to more destructive behavior as tearing up the furniture. I had a beloved dog for 17 years, she was everything to me. For the most part she was so well behaved until I came back from a vacation. The night I got home she got on my bed and completely tore the comforter apart, ripping a hole in it that couldn't be repaired. She had never done anything like that before. I actually called my vet and asked why the change in her. The vet told me it was just her way of expressing how upset she was probably because I was gone for a extended period of time. My point is, no matter what, pets are trying to express what they are thinking and feeling in their own way. There are plenty of ways to train you pets. You can always call your local vet, grab a great book at the library, or check out some information on the Internet. When in doubt ask for help with your pet.
Just imagine if you couldn't talk when you were upset. What if they only way you could express yourself was to act out? Sadly, some pets are given up to shelters because of their behavior problems. Cats are given up more often than dogs. 27% of dogs are given up compared to 35% of cats that are given up because of their behavior problems. Have you ever wondered how your cat is able to learn their behaviors and where they get some of the bad ones from? Cats they learn from each other! They figure out what works for them and then they put it to memory, just like we would do.
On a different note every week I like to share with you a recipe just for your pet. This week's recipe is Parsley meatloaf sliders. You are going to need: 1/2lb of burger, 1 egg, 1/2 cup fresh finely chopped parsley, and 1 tablespoon olive oil.
In a large bowl mix together the burger, egg, and parsley thoroughly. From the mixture form the patties. Heat the olive oil in a large fry pan & place the patties in the pan. Cook the burgers well and let cool to serve to your pet, trust me they will love them!
On a final note, if their is ever someone you know that is hurting an animal please make the call and get them some help. Remember, they don't have a voice to cry for help. Make sure you contact your local or state police. Also, there is an animal welfare program with the state of Maine, the phone number is (207)287-3846.
Stats tics courtesy of Cat Fancy, April 2012