The cat that became a Youtube sensation this week after being caught on video saving a young boy from a dog attack was honoured at a minor league baseball game as she ‘”threw” the first pitch – or at least tried. Tara the cat has become a national hero after the clip went viral online gaining over 20 million views. Although Tara’s attempt at throwing the ball wasn’t so successful, Jeremy, the young boy she saved was there to throw the official first pitch. She is being referred to as the ‘hero cat’ and thanks to her bravery Jeremy is back playing and having fun.
Have you found it difficult in the past to get a pet sitter? Or maybe you have resorted to putting your dogs in the kennels because you were unable to make suitable arrangements for your pooches whilst you were on holiday. Well borrowmydoggy might be the answer to all these different problems. Borrowmydoggy matches owners that are looking for someone local to take care of their dog and those that love dogs and are after some company. All you have to do is create a profile, browse for local matches, verify your membership and you can start exchanging messages with suitable members. Pet owners can browse through profiles of local members and then decide whether or not they want to meet up for a ‘Welcome Woof’. This is a fantastic opportunity for both dog owners and dog lovers so if you are looking for a local borrower for walkies, play days, sleepovers or happy holidays, borrowmydoggy might be a great and convenient solution.
Ever thought of having a career as a dog walker or pet sitter? There are now courses that are available from online courses or weekly classes that are designed to provide you with the knowledge needed to be responsible for other people’s furry or feathered friend. You will learn about animal behaviour, transportation, illness and also how to care for different species of animal such as birds, fish and ( for those that are extra brave) reptiles. You will also get tips on running your pet care business, pet sitting basics and pet service visit. For those interested in gaining this type of qualification remote learning courses such as Online Academies are available for you to study when and where you want. If you love animals and want to have your own business this could be a good option to consider.
Getting your pet bunny vaccinated is very important to ensure they stay as healthy as possible. All rabbits need vaccinations against myxomatosis and viral haemorrhagic disease (HVD) , which sadly can be fatal. Myxomatosis is a viral disease and can be spread by biting insects such as fleas and mosquitoes and through contact with an infected rabbit.
These are the symptoms to look out for if you think your bunny could be infected:
Swollen pus-filled eyes,
Loss of appetite
Bleeding from the nose.
Remember if you are concerned about your rabbit’s well-being, give your local vet a call to ask for advice and always make sure you keep up to date with your rabbit’s vaccinations.
To continue with our ‘all things bunnies’ for Rabbit Awareness Week, I came across the 10 most popular rabbit names according to bunspace.com. You might be surprised at some of these (starting with the most popular):
Some very interesting names there and no doubt there are plenty more creative and originals names for some cute bunnies out there.
Remember easipetcare is going bunny crazy this week celebrating Rabbit Awareness Week and we have some amazing offers on vaccinations and neutering deals at all our Vaccination clinics and Main Centres.
Entertaining your pet rabbit can be tiring and repetitive, but now there is a creative way to ensure that your cute bunny is always entertained and most importantly occupied. Tam who writes ‘The Rabbit House Blog’ was part of the five pet bloggers picked by the ‘I Heart My Pet’ campaign for Pet Health Information to create crafts for pets. Tam’ s Piñata Rabbit Toy is ideal for the energetic and smart bunny and will certainly keep them pre occupied. If you have a bunny and want to try out making your own piñata rabbit toy click here for a step by step guide. Another great way to take part in Rabbit Awareness Week #onesmallhop.
Throughout the week, rabbit lovers across the country are celebrating Rabbit Awareness Week ( RAW ). Rabbits are a popular choice of pet for many households and this week is all about raising the awareness about how to look after and care for your adorable bunny using the hastag #onesmallhop across the web . To start the week off, I have a few interesting facts about rabbits:
• Rabbits have long ears which can be as long as 10 cm (4 in).
• Rabbits have a lifespan of around 10 years.
• Rabbits are herbivores (plant eaters).
• Baby domestic rabbits are actually born fur-less.
• Rabbits have 28 teeth.
• The world’s oldest rabbit on record lived to be 16 years old.
• Male rabbits are referred to as “bucks” and female rabbits are referred to as “does”.
• Believe it or not, a rabbit’s teeth never stop growing throughout its life.
Remember easipetcare are offering 10% off neutering and vaccinations at the Burton clinic throughout May and rabbit vaccinations at an incredible £20 vaccinations during RAW at their other main centres and vaccination clinics.
As part of their ‘I Heart My Pet’ campaign and following on from their successful partnership with crafts expert and designer, Amy Fleuriot, Pet Health Information have unveiled their latest crafts campaign. This year they challenged five amazing, pet-loving bloggers to each create a new gift idea for the crafts project. Some of the ideas included paper maché rabbit toy and a knitted dog toy. Such great and innovative ideas – might even inspire you to create some of your own for your precious pet!
To see more of these great gift ideas and find out more about the bloggers click here.
Just as humans can get stressed, so too can your pet. Anxiety, fear and stress can affect your dog and cause them to react in an aggressive or hostile way. There are ways to pick up on whether or not your dog is stressed and how to help your dog have a healthy mind. Some of the most common ways are:
• Drooling ( in breeds not prone to drool)
• Loss of appetite
• Panting excessively ( when it’s not hot outside)
• Lip licking
One of the most important things to assess is what factors are playing a part in your pet’s stress levels e.g. environment, new people/dogs, noises etc. Read his post for more information on common signs of stress in your dog and how to combat them. Remember easipetcare are always available to offer you some advice and tips.