Natural Dog Shampoos

Rover Company believes your dog should have a lush, and soft coat.

Does your dog’s skin remain rash and itch free?

If you said yes to either or both of the above questions, yours is a very fortunate dog.

More likely, like me, you said “No”, or, perhaps “Sometimes”.

Roverpet knows most of your dogs suffer from a dull coat and/or a skin irritation of some type from time to time. Some poor dogs seem to be plagued by skin problems, which often causes them to molt, or even to pull their own fur out in an attempt to relieve the itchiness.

This can be caused by a number of things, including a vitamin deficiency.

Rover Vinyl Tech believes if you’re feeding your dog an ideal diet, it may not be so. For years my vet complimented me on the great health of my dogs due to the largely raw diet I fed them, but little did I realise that down the track they would begin to develop degenerative conditions which I can now only attribute to a failure to supplement with vitamins and/or balanced holistic food.

Yes, diet can impact on your dog’s skin condition and the look and feel of your dog’s coat in a big way.

And fleas also, of course, can cause major skin irritation for your dog.

But for now, back to the external, and non-parasitic, causes of an irritated, dry or itchy skin.

 

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Posted by roverpet on September 26th, 2016 under Dogs • No Comments

Your Stubborn Cat

Rover Company knows when training a cat for behaviors there are some things you need to take into consideration. Aggression, especially in older cats, can be caused from illness or other cats in the home. You may want to contact your vet to have your cat checked out to see if it’s alright at this time to train a cat.

Roverpet believes that depression and anxiety can play another part in trying to train your cat. If a cat is separated by a recent owner the cat can become depressed. Stress is not uncommon for a cat. If you think that your cat has depression or high anxiety, this would be a good time to take him to the vet. Vets can talk to you about some of the things that may be causing this. There are also medications that a vet can prescribe for the cat to help with depression and anxiety.

Never hit a cat for punishment, he will learn to fear you, and fearing will be a behavior you will not be able to control or retrain. When they do something that is not right, ignore the problem unless you catch them in the act, you can associate a noise with that behavior you don’t like, or in a stern voice tell them “NO”.

Rover Vinyl Tech believes if a behavior is becoming impossible, you may have to resort to the baby proof home, all containers that have food in them have a lid on it. Make sure that the counters are clean and have nothing that a cat would want to play with.

You will want to start training your cat or kitten almost immediately after you get them. This will stop many unwanted behaviors and hopefully not let any new bad behaviors to start.

 

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Posted by roverpet on September 25th, 2016 under Cats • No Comments

Beds for the Pets

Rover Company pet beds not only provide comfort but also look great due to the
material used. Some of the pet beds are made up of the micro velvet nylon. The specialty of this is that it is washable. Due to the flexibility of the pet bed it can be used in traveling. The other advantages of these beds are that the machine can wash it and the covers are also removable and replaceable. Pet beds are available in various colors.

Roverpet pet beds are rectangular in shape. The material used for the pet bed is washable and removable. There are various sizes of the beds right from small to extra large. These beds are used specially when the animal is small in size
or by age.

Rover Vinyl Tech pet beds mainly include the ones with the outdoor usage while others are reversible. The indoor pet beds have an advantage that both sides can use them. The inner cushion is removable and it can be washed easily. Some of these pet beds have an additional advantage of a crate pad.

 

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Posted by roverpet on September 24th, 2016 under Pets • No Comments

Training Your Dog To Stop Barking

Rover Company believes you can teach your dog to bark: Then get a box of treats. Then look at your dog. When he barks, immediately praise him and give him a treat. Don’t let any time elapse between the bark and the treat. Pretty soon he’ll be barking a lot. Right now, the behavior is coming before the cue. Shape the behavior first, and then add your cue.

Teaching your dog to bark on command: Then go away for a few minutes and come back. Ignore his barking and ignore everything else he does. Just stand there, doing nothing, not rewarding him at all, not even looking at him. It may take a long time, but eventually your dog will calm down, stop barking, and start doing his own thing. Once your dog calms down and stops barking, start working with him again. This time, only give him a treat when you say “Speak” and point at him, and then he barks. 1. Verbal command and point. 2. Bark. 3. Reward. Don’t give him a treat for just barking on his own. This part will take a while, but he will eventually understand the command. You’re rewarding him for behavior he already is predisposed to do, you’re just associating a command with it.
Roverpet believes you can teach your dog to be quiet: Go away for a few minutes, and then come back. He’ll probably be barking a lot when you come back, but again, stay totally still and don’t reward him at all (no praising, no eye contact, nothing). Once he stops barking, count to five slowly to yourself. You may have to wait a long time before he’ll stop barking enough so a full count of five, but it will happen eventually. Once you can count to five without any barking, then reward him with praise and a treat. Notice that at this point, the behavior comes before the cue. Shape the behavior first, and then add your cue.

Teaching your dog to be quiet on demand: Keep that up for a while until the behavior sinks in, and then add the command. When he’s not barking, hold up your hand as if you’re signaling someone to stop, and say the command “Quiet”. If he’s quiet, then give him a treat and praise. So the order is 1. Verbal command and hand signal. 2. Dog is quiet. 3. Reward. Soon your dog will know how to be quiet on demand.

Rover Vinyl Tech believes in the praise of a dog at irregular intervals is the intermittent reinforcement part of the picture, and is very powerful. Intermittent reinforcement works better than if you reward behavior every single time.

 

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Posted by roverpet on September 20th, 2016 under Dogs • No Comments

Cat On A Leash

Rover Company knows leashing a cat is possible, rewarding, and successful for both cat and owner if certain steps are taken:

Use a harness that fits the cat snugly but not too tightly.

Allow the cat to become familiar and comfortable wearing the harness.

Start lessons with a single leash hooked to the harness and the other end in your hand while you and the cat are in the house. Begin with fifteen minutes and lengthen time up to thirty minutes.

Roverpet believes when the cat appears comfortable with the leash being used in the house, add the other leash to the end of the first and move outside. Stay with the cat each trip to the yard until he is comfortable.

Once the cat is left outside alone on the leash, check periodically to be sure he hasn’t gotten into trouble.

Never leave a cat on a leash outside if no one will be home to check on him.

Rover Vinyl Tech believes after a cat is  leash-broken, you could take them anywhere with you, including trips, and not worry about him. Travel became much easier for him and us.

 

 

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Posted by roverpet on September 19th, 2016 under Cats • No Comments

Pet Classifieds Scams

Rover Company knows online classifieds scams pose threats to both sellers and buyers.

Roverpet believes a Person can post an ad for a puppy that only exist in the item description. Actually, seller doesn’t have the puppy that he/she is trying sell or give away. Seller will then ask for money and refer them to the shipping company who is supposed to send the puppy to the buyer. Buyer waits for few days and contacts the seller, but no answer. Tries again for couple of more days..no answer. Finally buyer decides to call the shipping company with the reference number for the puppy. Shipping company replies that they don’t have anything related to this reference number or it is not for your puppy. Buyer loses money.

Rover Vinyl Tech knows a scammer can pose as a buyer of a puppy and contacts the seller. Buyer is desperate to buy and accepts your listed price and suggest that his/her agent will pick up the puppy with a check that is more than the asking price. In return, they ask buyer to deduct amount for the item, get remaining amount and give a fake cashier’s check. Seller will lose the puppy and the money.

 

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Posted by roverpet on September 18th, 2016 under Pets • No Comments

Find Your Lost Dog

Rover Company believes dogs usually don’t go far. They’re curious animals that like to look and sniff around. It’s more likely for a dog to be a few blocks away than a few miles away. So stick close to home for the first part of your search. Be sure to check all the streets in your neighborhood. Talking to other dog owners you see is a good idea as either their dog or the owner himself might have seen your dog. It’s more likely that a dog owner will notice a wandering dog than someone who is not a dog lover.

Roverpet knows when searching the neighborhood, be sure to call your dog’s name. Your dog can hear you from a great distance. Your dog might be in between houses or behind bushes. Don’t rely on just your eyes for finding your dog. If you own a dog whistle or any device that makes a loud noise, it can be used to attract your dog’s attention. If you own other dogs, they might be helpful in finding your lost dog. Bring them along for the search so they can alert you if they smell or see something of interest.

Once you’ve exhausted your physical search, it’s time to post lost dog posters, which you can print from our web site. Don’t just put the posters on your street; post them at the entrance of your neighborhood and in places people frequent. Community mailboxes are also a good place to post your lost dog poster. People often recognize a lost dog poster when they see one. Although it’s important for your poster to be marked with “LOST DOG,” it could be more important to emphasize your dog’s breed and color. Keep the information simple. Someone who might have found your dog doesn’t need to know your dog’s favorite food or whether it is spayed or neutered. Name, breed and color are really the only things that someone needs to know when looking for a lost dog. Provide your contact information on the poster; provide your phone number, but not your name or address.

Be sure to call your local veterinary offices and animal emergency clinics to see if anyone has brought in a lost dog. Give them information about your lost dog and take them a poster if you can.

Rover Vinyl Tech suggest to make sure to visit your local animal control, humane societies, and animal shelters to look for your lost dog. It’s quite possible that your pet could end up there and describing your dog over the phone isn’t enough to find out of he has been taken in. Again, leave a lost dog poster at these locations so employees can contact you should your dog show up.

 

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Posted by roverpet on September 17th, 2016 under Dogs • No Comments

Help With Cat Grooming

Rover Company believes that grooming your cat has to happen. You need to do it to remove the loose hair on the cat.

Brushing your cat’s hair will keep it from ending up in his stomach. It is not easy to digest and often the cat can only get rid of it through hairballs. If they can not spit them up, they are likely to clog the intestinal tract. Grooming can also remove dirt and debris from the coat. It can help you to check for fleas and ticks too.

Roverpet knows many cats do not hate to be groomed. It is much easier to become accustomed to it if you start when he is still a kitten. Gently brush or comb over the coat, following the fur from the neck to the tail. If he becomes annoyed with you, stop and play with him for a few minutes. When he is relaxed again, go back to it. Don’t groom the face or paws with the brush though.

Those who do not like to be brushed can still be groomed with a different tool for example the grooming glove. When your cat is in a good mood, the kitty will not mind the massage. The glove is working to remove the hairs and the debris from the cat though. Most cats won’t even mind if you do this to their face either.

Lastly, if you have a cat that has longer hair, take the time to insure he is brushed. Those who are not will end up with matted hair. To remove matted hair, the animal is likely to need to be sedated and shaved. This is an awful experience for him so insure that you keep his coat clean and brushed thoroughly instead.

When you do brush him, make sure to check his eyes and his ears too. They should be clear and bright without anything in the corners. The ears should be clean and pink. Dirt that gets into the ears can be a sign of ear mites. These can cause the ears to shrivel up and your cat to lose his ability to hear. Make sure to bring this to your vets attention.

Rover Vinyl Tech believes you should have your declawed, you’ll need to remove the hooks on the ends of the claws. Not only will this ruin your clothing or upholstery, but it will also hurt your cat if he becomes snagged on something. The cat’s teeth should be free from tartar buildup too. You’ll need to keep them healthy by brushing them once a day with a finger tip brush and pet toothpaste.

 

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Posted by roverpet on September 13th, 2016 under Cats • No Comments

Pet-Care Business Professionals

Rover Company knows if you’re ready to create your own pet-disaster-preparedness plan – use these resources to create a plan custom-fitted for you and your clients:

Your local Emergency Response Team can assist you in locating animal-friendly shelters in case of evacuation. They will also be able to provide you with any and all requirements necessary to house animals in such a shelter.

Roverpet believes you should spend some time researching and then create a plan that will work for you and your clients’ pets. Items to include in your plan:
Maps for your sitters delineating which pets they are responsible for in case of an emergency;

A waiver from your clients granting your company permission to transport their pets to the closest animal friendly shelter in case of evacuation;

A waiver from your clients who do NOT want you to transport their pets in cases of disaster – letting you know that you are to leave their pets in place;

Reminders for your clients to keep their pets’ vet records taped in or near their crate. Additionally, each pet should have up to 2 weeks of food in air- tight containers and easily accessible water containers so that you can find everything when you need to move swiftly;

An understanding with each client where they can be found if an evacuation takes place and cell phones are not operational. Many families have an agreed upon meeting place – make sure you know the ‘meeting place’ for each family you work with so you are able to find them when the roads become passable.

Rover Vinyl Tech believes a disaster preparedness plan is certainly something you hope you never have to use, but something that you must have to be a responsible pet-care business provider. Your clients will be grateful that you’ve gone the extra mile to ensure the safety and well-being of their pets.

Use your plan as a marketing tool. Once you’ve assembled your plan, why not write an article for the local paper about effective disaster preparedness for pets? How about offering a free tip- sheet on disaster-preparedness for pets for every potential new client who subscribes to your e-zine? Or, simply post your disaster preparedness tips on your website and offer it as a free article on the web – make sure you include a great resources box that gets folks to head to your website! Finally, you can expand your disaster preparedness research to create an offer a free seminar on the topic – either in conjunction with your local shelter, police and fire department or the local school.

 

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Posted by roverpet on September 11th, 2016 under Pets • No Comments

Amazing Dog Noses

Rover Company want to know why are dog noses wet? Fluid from the lateral glands in a dog’s nose lubricates the outsides of his nostrils and makes them moist and shiny. But mostly, the nose stays wet because your dog is always licking it (along with other parts). So, a moist nose has generally been considered as a healthy nose, but this isn’t always true. For example, if a dog falls asleep in a hot place, his nose may be dry when he first wakes up. Once he cools down and has a little Gatorade (kidding!) — I mean, gets rehydrated, his nose will soon look wet again.

Distemper can permanently alter the nasal glands. So, a dog who suffers from distemper early in life may have a perpetually dry nose.

Cold normally goes along with wet, which I heard has something to do with convection cooling, or some such law of physics, which I’ve long forgotten. So, if a dog’s nose dries out (see above), it will feel warm to the touch. This is OK, as long as the nose gets wet again. However, a chronically dry nose could be sign of illness and should be seen by a vet.

Roverpet believes that we know that dogs have traditionally been used for tracking, search and rescue due to their keen sense of smell.

Rover Vinyl Tech knows a dog’s sense of smell is about 40,000 times better than ours, and that’s not all. You can’t throw a dog off by “covering up” one smell with another. A study was done in which a number of different objects were sprayed with skunk odor, and trained tracking dogs were still able to distinguish the objects from each other! So forget about trying to fool Fido!

 

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Posted by roverpet on September 10th, 2016 under Dogs • No Comments