Archive for December, 2018

  • Siberian Huskies Are so Stinkin’…Cute That Is

    Okay, so you’ve come to our store and purchased one of our adorable Siberian Husky puppies for sale.

    She’s been home with you for some time now and you’re noticing that her coat isn’t quite as shiny or smelling as sweet as it once did. Sounds (and smells) like it may be time to give your pup a bath. Are you clueless? Perhaps you’ve only taken your Siberian to a professional groomer and you are finally ready for some DIY. We’ve got some tips to get you going.

    A Few Things of Note First:

    • A good rule of thumb to follow is that you bathe your dog once a month. Of course, if your pup plays in the mud, by all means, bathe her sooner!
    • Never leave your pup unattended.
    • Keep in mind the breed of your dog. Some are prone to dry skin so frequent baths could worsen the dryness and create discomfort for your pup. Most, including our Siberian Husky puppies for sale, don’t have dry skin proneness.
    • Brush your puppy regularly between baths. By doing so, you will manage any potential matting or tangling, thus making your lives easier.

    Start Soon.

    Even if you’re taking your dog to a professional groomer initially, you want to do this sooner than later. It will get your puppy used to bathing. If you’re doing this for the first time and in your home, use as much praise as possible. This will make her feel more comfortable.

    Choose a Location.

    Our Siberian Husky puppies for sale are small but not for long! In the beginning, sinks will do just fine to bathe your little beauty. As they start to get bigger, you’ll have to find another spot. Kiddie swimming pools in the summer are great, too.

    Make it Fun.

    You will have a much better time getting your puppy acclimated to bathing if it’s fun. Give your pup a toy or two to have while you’re washing her. Don’t forget praise…lots of it!

    Rinse Thoroughly.

    After you’ve shampooed your pup, make sure that you rinse your puppy thoroughly. Just like with humans, remnants of shampoo can cause dry and flaky skin. Minimize the amount of water you get in your pup’s eyes and eyes. Ideally, none should directly be sprayed in either.

    Watch Out for The Shakes.

    Commercials and videos of dogs happily shaking excess water from the bodies are circulated and viewed often. Sure it’s cute to watch, but not always to experience! Keep a towel nearby and pat dry your pup to keep the shaking to a minimal. If possible, use a hair dryer to assist in the process. When you purchased one of our Siberian Husky puppies for sale, you kinda knew that you were already getting a rather fluffy furball, so keep that in mind when bathing and drying them because their shakes are wide-spreading!

  • Porky the Pembroke?

    One of the things about being pet owners is that we all love to spoil our pups, somehow and in some way.

    It may not always be the best thing to needlessly reward your pup for just being cute, but it happens. After all, just looking at the adorable Pembroke Welsh Corgis for sale is probably how you ended up being an owner.

    If we were to reward our pets on looks alone with verbal praise or through sparking up a game, that would be acceptable, across the board. Unfortunately, our reward system can be detrimental to their health when we are giving them edible rewards. Even though their good behavior warrants good treatment, they can start to pack on the pounds. After all, if we are giving our Corgis more calories than they can burn off, the expectation is that they’d gain weight. Right?

    At any rate, we want our pups to be healthy and trim and it’s not always easy to tell. They are short and stout naturally and their fluffy hair makes them look pudgy, too. To aid in your discernment, here are three signs that one of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi puppies for sale that you bought is now overweight.

    Sign #1 — They Have No Definition

    ‘Tis true that each breed has its own unique shape and dietary requirements, but all breeds should have a certain level of definition. Considering that Pembrokes have a deep rib cage and only a slight tuck at the loin, you can still see a difference. If you seem to notice that there’s more width than normal to your pup, that is a sign of obesity.

    #2 — Can’t Scratch an Itch

    We know. Corgis have long bodies, like Dachshunds, and it can sometimes cause problems. With a normal and healthy weight, your pup should have no problems grooming herself. If she’s unable to relieve some ear itchiness with her legs, she is more than likely chunkier than she should be.

    #3 — Overexerted Quickly

    Much like with humans, if we’re overweight the slightest bit of movement that remotely resembles exercise can cause us to pant and get out of breath fairly quickly. Have you noticed any of this behavior? Sans extremely hot climates, your pup shouldn’t be overly exerted so easily. If you see this pattern, your dog is likely overweight.

    When you decided to purchase one of the precious Pembroke Welsh Corgi puppies for sale, you became responsible for the health and well-being of such a beloved animal. Any of the aforementioned signs are enough to warrant a vet visit to start discussing ways to get control of your pup’s diet and exercise. We all want healthy, happy, and comfortable dogs and you’re no exception. Hop to it and get your pup back on track!
  • Is Your Pug a Senior?

    We like to give useful and informative information about our Pug puppies for sale and what you can expect having one as your pet.

    As you know, we all get older and age and it’s a natural part of life’s process. Because dogs age differently than humans, sometimes it’s hard to quite distinguish when they are technically seniors or not. We’ve put together a list of things to look for when trying to determine their seniority, so to speak!

    Check for hearing and vision changes.

    Older dogs tend to experience a gradual loss of hearing. If you notice that one of the Pug puppies for sale that you purchased long ago stops responding to your commands, they may be experiencing a hearing loss which is associated with older age. Regarding their vision, if you notice that they are bumping into things when they walk, that may be a sign of sight loss. That, in addition to, cloudiness in their eyes, is also a sign.

    Check their skin and coat.

    Just like with humans, older dogs have digestive systems that don’t absorb or digest nutrients from their meals as efficiently as in the past. Have you noticed gray hairs sprouting up and about on your pup? If so, you’ll likely see the grays appearing mostly on their muzzle and around their eyes. Though when you purchased one of the Pug puppies for sale they didn’t have much hair, as they age it can start to thin out, become coarse, and dry. Be on the lookout for (extra) wrinkles on your Pug’s skin, too!

    Check for behavioral changes.

    There was something special that made you get one of those precious Pug puppies for sale. Perhaps it was how it stood out from the rest of the bunch or it was simply a connection you made and felt. Back then, you paid attention to your potential pup’s behavior. As they age, continue to do the same. Keep note of things that may be changing, because they can be very subtle in the beginning. Pay attention the following:

    • Disorientation
    • Reduced social interaction
    • Housebreaking habits
    • Sleep-wake cycle seems to be off or different
    • Lack of an appetite
    • Pacing
    • Confusion
    • Barking or crying at night
    • Sudden aggression

    Check their mobility.

    Senior dogs will most likely have reduced mobility. Your dog may be experiencing joint pain and the early stages of osteoarthritis. Various symptoms include limping, walking slowly, the refusal to walk up or down steps, and a lack of appetite.

    As pet owners, your job consists of caring for your pup through all stages of life. As your dog gets older, your responsibility of physical and behavioral awareness increases. Take care of your senior dog with the same love and care as when they were puppies. Continue to shower them with cuddles and affection.

     

  • 3 Common Personality Traits of Shih Tzu

    Shih Tzu puppies for sale are absolutely adorable.

    Enthusiasts champion for them and new pet owners fall for them almost immediately. We think it’s because of their cute faces and rumored sweet dispositions. Below are 3 reasons why getting Shih Tzu puppies for sale is a wise and endearing move.

    Shhh Shih Tzus

    They’re little but are a good package. Though they were not bred to be watchdogs, they can happily serve as one for you. Keep in mind that they won’t be attacking would-be assailants or anything like that. They will, however, bark to let you know if someone is at the door. I mean who likes uninvited guests anyway? We kid…kinda!

    Play, Play, Play

    When it comes to getting their play on, the Shih Tzu might as well take home a trophy, because they love to play. Families with kids should feel rather comfortable getting Shih Tzu puppies for sale because they will definitely serve as a (free) babysitter and playpal for your little ones. They are excellent around little kids, both young and old. They are small pups but they grow to be sturdy little dogs that can handle some rough and tough play with kids who might not be as gentle as older ones.

    Here’s what we know. Whether they are outside splashing around in a pool on a hot summer afternoon or engaging you in a game of fetch or tug-o-war, they are almost always ready! Speaking of games, they excel in the sport of agility. They enjoy pleasing their owners so if you’re game, so are they.

    Lap Dogs

    Shih Tzu puppies for sale were originally bred to be companion dogs. Take our word for it, and the rest of the world’s, when we say that they excel in this category. Pick them up and you may never be able to set them down! They will snuggle in and get oh so comfy. Watching a movie? They’re right there, secretly wishing they were eating the popcorn with you. Taking a quick nap? They’ll snooze with you.

    When you think of these pups they’re sure to bring a smile to your face. Contact us today if you want to discuss how you can take home one of our personable Shih Tzu puppies for sale.

     

  • December is Cat Lovers Month

    At Petland, we love all of our cats, dogs, and small animals in our care.

    December is Cat Lovers Month. In celebration, we’ve put together 5 reasons why owning a cat is awesome and the way to go!

    They’re Pretty Self Sufficient

    One of the greatest reasons people love cats is because of their self-sufficiency. They are incredibly low maintenance and very independent. Unlike dogs who normally require daily walks, exercise, and baths, cats can do all of the above themselves. There’s no need for walks. They can get their required exercise from zipping about in their homes.

    No Bath Time Required

    Cats clean themselves. Period. Every once in a while some will require a bit of cleaning and tidying up, but for the most part, they take care of their hygiene effortlessly. This applies to outdoor cats, too. Cats are mostly indoor animals so you needn’t worry about them jumping in mud and things of that nature. They don’t fancy it and lucky for you!

    They Add Love to Your Home

    There is no doubt one of the main reasons people become pet owners is because of an innate love or affinity for them. Cats bring tons of love into the home. They are wonderful pets and companions.

    They’re Quiet

    Unlike dogs, cats are not typically loud animals. They are relatively quiet animals. Sure, they’ll meow every now and then, but they don’t bark or snore, or even make noise when they walk. With dogs, you’ll hear their nails on non-carpeted floors or you’ll hear them playing. Cats inadvertently get the sneaky title because of their quiet and almost stealth mode movements.

    Housebreaking is Easy

    Forget about potty training your cat, because they are really good at learning this on their own. Provide them a litter box and kitty litter and they’re likely to just start going there. They like to have their own space and privacy. Of course, no animal is perfect so they may have an accident or spiteful incident every once in a while!

    These are just a few of the lovable reasons to own a cat. Celebrate Cat Lovers Month by purchasing a kitten from us.

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