6 Tips for Preventing Cat Vision Loss

There are several conditions that can affect cat vision. Allergens, degenerative diseases, and infections can cause eye pain and vision loss. If your pet is at risk of or suffering from cat-eye problems, it’s important to know the signs and symptoms and be prepared to treat them accordingly.

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Warning Signs of Feline Vision Problems

Good cat eye care starts with an examination. At a routine exam, your veterinarian will look at your cat’s eyes. During this exam, the doctor will look for signs of cat eye infections (conjunctivitis), cat glaucoma, and cataracts. As a cat owner, you should regularly check your cat’s eyes for any abnormalities.

To keep your cat’s eyes healthy and her vision at its peak, follow a program of regular eye exams, learn the warning signs of eye trouble, and treat problems quickly and thoroughly.

Warning signs of cat-eye trouble:

  • Squinting
  • Redness
  • Third eyelid visible
  • Discharge from the eye


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6 Tips for Preventing Cat Vision Loss

  1. Glaucoma exam: During your cat’s annual veterinary examination, the doctor can look for signs of glaucoma and cataracts. Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in cats. Pressure builds up in the eyeball and causes distorted vision. Glaucoma can be treated in its early stages.
  2. Cataract exam: Cataracts are characterized by cloudiness in the retina. More common in dogs than cats, cataracts can be corrected by surgery.
  3. Dry eye care: Some cats suffer from a condition known as Keratoconjunctivitis or dry eye. This can cause irritation and swelling of the eyelids and may, if untreated, result in ulceration of the eye. Eye drops will relieve this condition and keep your cat more comfortable.
  4. Conjunctivitis: This is a common cat eye problem with a number of causes. There may be an eyelid abnormality such as an ingrown eyelash or it can be caused by exposure to wind, chemicals, and dust. A simple procedure can fix the eyelid problem. If the cause is environmental, limit or reduce your cat’s exposure to irritants by relocating her living quarters, keeping dust and allergens at a minimum, and providing adequate shelter for outdoor cats. Gently wash your cat’s face daily to remove discharge and debris.
  5. Keep your cat indoors: Catfights can result in injuries to your cat, and a corneal scratch is a possibility. Infection or scarring can cause vision abnormalities.
  6. Healthy weight: Diabetes and kidney disease, often the result of unhealthy weight, can cause hypertension in cats. Symptoms include bloodshot eyes and pupil dilation problems. A healthy, low-sodium diet and regular veterinary care are recommended.

How to Make Dog Training an Easy Process

When trying to train a puppy it is important to resist games such as tug-of-war. Tug-of-war, chasing games, and games that involve wrestling can all make the puppy think that biting human hands is acceptable. Don’t let them get in the habit of doing so. When they are more well-trained, you can add these kinds of games into the mix.

If you will be away from the house for an extended period, leaving the dog alone when you are gone, take him on a long, vigorous walk before you leave. This should tire him out a little. He will better handle the separation from you when he is tired and needs rest.


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When dog training, assign a particular word or action to each behavior. Your dog will relate the word with the behavior. The best tip is to stay consistent. If you strive for this, you and your pet will get more out of the training.

You will get better results if employ a mixture of treats as a reward for your dog. Rewarding your dog with special treats during training will encourage him to obey the commands you give him. He will begin to look forward to your training sessions.

When you are trying to break your dog from chewing, do it the right way. Also, be sure to keep a chewer out of hazardous situations. Dogs can choke or suffer perforated intestines from swallowing toys, hairbrushes, stockings, and other inappropriate items.

A key part of dog training is to start early. it is more difficult for your dog to have to unlearn bad habits than it is to teach him good habits. Don’t give the dog food from the table if you don’t want him to beg for food later.

If you have to keep your dogs outside, never tie them up too close to one another. Doing so could cause injuries to the dogs if they become entangled in the chains and attempt to free themselves. This is especially dangerous if one dog is larger than the other, as it could use its superior size to maneuver the other dog into a dangerous position.

Your dog should enjoy training. Training sessions need only be 10 to 15 minutes, so the dog reaps the benefits within his attention span. Keep your rewards coming and vary what you give them. The more you reward your dog the more he will continue the positive behavior. This will make training and listening pleasurable for your dog.

Communication is one of the essential aspects of training your dog. You should be as clear as possible, as well as consistent when you are training your dog. This includes not only using the same commands but also maintaining consistent body language and keeping rewards and corrections the same. Pay attention to what your doing is saying to you, too. Your dog can let you know how he’s feeling, like if he’s having a bad day or is worn out.

Now that you have read about some useful training tips, you now have the knowledge to go out and train your pet. The right advice and strategy will help you know where to begin.


Use This Advice to Successfully Train Any Dog

Use your dog’s name when you can, as it will help to get your dog to pay attention. Call your dog by name as much as possible when you are first getting to know your pup; this will establish a connection between hearing the name and giving positive attention to the speaker. Chose a name that can easily be distinguished from other words, and that has only one or two syllables.

Give challenges to your dog on a regular basis. Test your dog on occasion, to be sure that he remembers what you have taught him and help him keep it fresh in his mind.

When training your puppy not to chew, try to help him along by setting up a “chew-friendly” environment. Be sure to puppy-proof your house to protect your dog from chewing inappropriate and dangerous items. Things like brushes, small toys, and nylons are common things around the house that pose a choking hazard.

Always train your dog in a motivated, positive environment. Always give your dog some sort of reward when it behaves according to your direction. Using negative reactions and punishment doesn’t work and they will cause your dog to fear you.

Before you train your puppy, teach him his name, and bond with him. Use his name frequently, and train him to come to you when called. These are the preliminary words that your dog needs to know. Spend a lot of time with your new puppy, so he will learn how to gain trust in you. This will make it easier to train him as he gets older.

Appropriate training can help ease your dog’s separation anxiety the times you are away from home. A dog that barks incessantly or tears up the house while you are gone most likely has separation anxiety. Try training methods that incorporate activities that are encouraged during your absence. Make sure you put your dog’s anxiety at ease by showing tremendous amounts of compassion and love.

One of the most important factors in dog training is establishing rules and making sure that these rules are followed on both ends. This will allow trust between you and your dog. Continue to reinforce all learned behaviors. Keep his memory crisp, and do not let any deviations from acceptable behavior slide through. Once your dog gets the training basics under his collar, you will not be limited in what you can achieve together.

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Your Dog Is Listening – Your Just Not Speaking the Right Language

Learning how to incorporate positive reinforcement when training your dog can be a very effective strategy. Treats are effective in teaching proper behaviors. However, you may not always have a treat with you to congratulate your dog outside of regular training sessions. Petting and hugging dogs as positive reinforcement while training is better than giving them treats.

The sooner you start training your dog, the better. Older dogs are trainable, but young dogs are more responsive to the lessons from training. When you train your dog as a puppy, he will be a well-behaved dog throughout his life.

Dogs have a tendency to zone in on one particular thing until something else grabs their attention. If you keep up with his training, your dog will look to you more often for direction rather than looking to the environment.

It’s important to try out different treats and foods with your dog to find what his favorite is. Your dog will be more motivated and work harder if the rewards you use in training are his favorite things to eat. Pay attention to his reaction when you reward him.

When training your puppy, avoid tug-of-war type games. These kinds of games may encourage your dog to bite your hands. Tug-of-war can be played once you have trained your puppy; however, it should not be played before the dog is completely trained.

Always maintain a positive, upbeat tone when training your dog. Give your dog rewards during training, especially when it cooperates. Negative training techniques and punishment will only serve to garner fear, and a dog who is afraid is not one who is willing to please.

If you choose to use a harness exclusively, you will have less control over your dog which might lead to a frustrating training experience. When training your dog to obey in a harness, start by working him with a collar in addition to the harness. Eventually, the harness itself will prove sufficient in your dog obeying commands.

Proper training may be helpful to alleviate a dog’s separation anxiety. A dog that barks incessantly or tears up the house while you are gone most likely has separation anxiety. Train your dog what is acceptable in terms of his behavior and what is not. Also, be sure to show your dog a lot of love and compassion to ease his anxiety.

To train your dog effectively, you should figure out what forms of motivation work best for your dog. Dog training can be a learning experience, especially with it comes to determining what motivates your pet. Be sure that you are giving your dog a wide assortment of different training exercises and be lavish with your praise and support. You will find it much easier to train your dog if he is happy.

Now that you have been provided with this useful information, you are on your way to having a well-behaved dog. You can also use this information to help people that need help with dog training.



A few minutes of reading to get along with your dog better!


Almost every owner will admit that dogs are extremely intelligent.
More than 80 percent of dog owners think their pets feel emotions … and treat them as if they were human.
On the other hand, almost every book on dog behavior treats the issue of dog emotions extremely superficially, inclining to the concept of reading dog behavior based on specific patterns that make the dog more a machine than a sentient being that many people consider him.

Not so sure tail wagging

The dog wags its tail expressing joy.
Not always!
Such a simple (seemingly) gesture does not always mean that the dog is calm and ready to play; in many publications, you can find information that only wagging the tail in the right direction means joy, the dog waving to the left expresses … Concern!

So how do you understand canine language and not go crazy from contradictions?

First of all, dogs, like people, behave differently depending on the situation.
Therefore, it is difficult to find a specific pattern of behavior.
The dog, in the presence of a stronger, more dominant individual, may show fear by licking his nose and cringing, but
growling and grinning do not necessarily mean aggression in itself, it is often caused by fear, which results in the desire to repel the attack, including the mental one.
Punishing a dog for growling for no apparent reason will not help; Dogs, contrary to frequent (unfortunately) opinions, are not “unpredictable”.

When “yes” means “no”

Feeling emotions is closely related to human speaking skills, which is why a diagram was created, according to Which dog behaves in a certain way expresses certain emotions.
However, man naturally tries to adjust his emotions to the situation in which his pet finds himself. The belief that an animal with such an extremely developed intelligence feels emotions just like a human does, create a trap that rarely any owner can avoid.
The dog communicates mainly with body language, but it must be remembered that dog’s language is often completely contrary to what a person perceives when viewed from his perspective.
This can be compared to the gestures recognized in a given culture.
In the European tradition, confirmation is expressed by shaking your head up and down, while in Japan and some African countries this gesture means opposition.

It is similar with dogs; for us lips pulled up and slightly narrowed eyes will mean a smile, while for a dog, it is an expression of fear.
It is similar to licking the mouth.
If someone bends over the dog, and as a result, this starts to lick, it does not mean hunger; however, he feels uncomfortable in such a close confrontation.

Dogs can tell the faces of happy and bad people!

Because dogs have the ability to learn extremely quickly, it is not surprising that they recognize the emotions and facial expressions of their owners well, say researchers in Current Biology.
And not just your owners! Dogs can transfer what they have learned from their owners to subsequent situations!
In addition, they often use the fact that their proper behavior causes a specific human response and are able to effectively choose the right “face” to communicate with their owner.

Teach your dog to express emotions!

Therefore, it is extremely important to pay attention to the behavior of your pet and correctly read his emotions.
If the dog’s growling is ignored, again and again, the dog will finally find that since his warning was not noticed, he must try to explain his opinion more clearly, which simply means a strong snap of teeth for the dog.
In addition, the dog does not realize that the human bitch is much softer than the bitch, therefore (also while playing)
bites with the same strength!

A dog with an attentive owner will not need to react violently.

And since a dog treats a man as a second dog, man must learn the dog’s speech!



How To Clean A Cat

This post could have been called “Must you clean your cat? And if so… How?”. Because the first question is indeed “Must we wash our cats?”. Overall, I don’t see the point in it, EXCEPT in special cases! Yes, cats are usually quite clean animals that clean themselves regularly. It could even be considered their favourite activity – after sleeping of course. But sometimes it just isn’t enough.

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In what case must cats be washed?

The first event that springs to mind is when cats come back from their outdoor adventures. In fact, they can often come back full of mud and dirt! Well in this case, although very intricate, a cat tongue will not be enough.

Secondly, there are some breeds that require special treatment such as the Sphynx for example. This is a hairless cat that produces lots of sebum. On the other hand, cats with longer fur tend to get their rear dirty when using the litter tray.

Without mentioning the many cats that compete in competitions and cat expositions.

Next, older cats may sometimes need help. In fact, after a certain age, they can start to have trouble twisting to get to more out of reach areas. And of course, their loss of sense of smell may hinder them as well.

Finally, I will say that a bath can help in bringing a group of cats together if they all live under the same roof. Especially when a new “impostor” arrives. Of course, the bath won’t be a super calming experience helping everyone to calm down but it will clean them all allowing them all to get used to each other’s sent.

How does one clean their cat?

There are many ways to clean a cat depending on how dirty it is, it’s size and even its character.

In any case, the best word of advice is: gently!

Pick the right moment

Never clean a cat after a fight, when it’s playing or chasing its friend. By the same rule, don’t wake it up for a clean. It’s better to wait until it is calm and quiet.

Many methods
Shower glove :

Cleaning a cat

Soaked in warm water, a shower glove – or loofa – can help in removing an excess of sebum and light dirt. Use the glove to stroke your cat  going down it’s back starting from the shoulders.

Dry shampoo :

There are many dry shampoos specialised for animals. For everything to go well, place the cat on a towel so that it doesn’t slide. Either apply the powder delicately to its fur whilst avoiding the face and brush it. Or you could put the shampoo on another towel and rub the cat gently. Always finish by brush the fur.

Cats can be cleaned in the sink (this is better for kittens), or in the bath or shower.

Beware, do not submerge your cat underwater!!

For everything to run smoothly, it is best to move forward step-by-step.

>> Firstly, prepare the room making it warm enough avoiding the cat catching a cold.

>> Prepare everything you will need beforehand: open the shampoo bottle, lay down the towels, get the tool you will use ready .

>> Lay down a towel in the bottom of the bath helping the cat keep grip.

 >> Put the cat on the towel. Keep it there by holding the skin on its neck (this is easier with 2 people), wet the cat gently with a cup of water, whilst avoiding the face and ears.

!! The temperature must be around 38°, not too hot nor too cold!

>> Take a dolop of shampoo in the palm of your hand and massage it into the cats fur.

>> To rinse, always use the shower head covered with a flannel to reduce the pressure. Alternatively, you could use a cup of water to slowly rinse out the shampoo.

>> Once the cat is properly rinced, surround it with the towel to absorb as much water as possible.

!! Try to avoid using a hairdryer as this will frighten the cat with the wind and heat.

>> Leave the cat to shake and lick itself still in the warm room.

Playing with a puppy

In the wonderful world of sharing your life with a puppy, it is essential to start on the right foot the relationship and the bond you establish with him. Playing with a puppy is a fantastic opportunity to teach him certain limits and a healthy interaction, also starting from moments of high excitement.

A puppy is not porcelain, and I bet if you have one nearby, you’ve already been able to prove it. Far from that, when a puppy plays “everything is worth it”, and if he has confidence with you as a playmate, he will begin to raise his energy level to the point where he can hurt you.

Type of games

That it is not porcelain does not mean that we do not have to keep in mind that, in fact, it is a puppy. Your muscles and bones are about to develop, so games in which we use force or physical exercise, have to be much more measured than with an adult.

With a puppy you can play, in reality, any adult game. Just keep in mind what I said above and that smell has a slower development, so games related to using your nose, will be taking more importance over time, and will be much more accurate as your little hairy is fulfilling days and weeks. This does not mean that you do not use them, because you will also find it fascinating to see the evolution in a few dates.

Try that the games that you give to your dog start from a game for two, and do not give him simply “solitaires”. That your baby canine relate as early as possible that the fun is shared, will help you in the bond, and also in the training you can do with it.

I do not want to minimise the importance of the dog learning to play alone. It is equally important that it can be managed when it is not the time to offer the fun that he demands, so do not forget to also provide games in which he can develop only cognitively. The games that exist in the market are very varied, and there are also many others that you can do at home.

Play, rest, play again

The puppies have all their time to investigate, run around and invent games to have a good time. If it were for them, the vast majority would not stop until they ran out of batteries … and in many cases that’s the way it is.

It costs so little to get to play with a ball of funny hair that rebuke you to be your accomplice at the time of having fun, that often we lose our hand and we have the dog playing without control of time, without guidelines … and suddenly we change the plans before the stunned look of a little hair full of energy to not let us go away to do something else.

It is necessary to establish a game time, not too long, where to control the excess of activity, which often becomes increasingly strong bites and behaviours that we do not want to encourage, and on the other hand, teach the puppy how to relax after a period of high excitation. Having a dog going up and down these levels of activation and learning to manage it by itself, will avoid many problems in the future, which are largely the cases that we find every day in the visits we make to homes canine trainers .

This work and learn to play in a healthy and productive way with a puppy, we will be working on our next game workshop on January 14, 2017, because it seems fundamental to treat these issues when the puppy begins to face life.

So when you give up on fun with your little dog, do not forget to play and rest every few minutes, to return to the game later, when you notice that you have managed to relax or change the focus and start doing something else.

What do I do if he bites me?

Your dog has to change his teeth and there will be a complicated stage for him, and he may despair a little. Make sure you can redirect your bite towards toys that can calm you, and always give that alternative because pretending to stop biting when your mouth hurts, would not be fair to him either.

In addition, sometimes because of the high activation mentioned in the previous section, you will start to bite harder or bite everything that is within your reach. Avoid the situation, and if it occurs, for the game to begin to relate that a bite is not part of the fun. You do not need to leave him without playing for 20 minutes; It is possible that a few minutes or even seconds are enough for you to assess the situation.

Not everything is game!
It is precisely because the puppy needs to know when is the time to play and when not, that establishing a game routines with him will help you and him to be clear when to expect the funniest moments of the day. You will be able to stay calm longer in times you have never played, and activate to enjoy yourself when you know that you will be willing to accompany him in the game.

Establishing suitable places will also generate greater security when starting to play. If you have never started the game in the living room and yet every time you go out on the terrace you encourage him to pull on the other side of a rope, rest assured that he will feel much more predisposed to have that behaviour outside than inside.

You can take advantage of their natural moments to play, which vary with each dog but are usually marked in their day to day, or change them progressively, offering alternatives that are aimed at specific schedules and behaviours.

The better your puppy can predict the time and place where the game is more than welcome, the better your coexistence will be and the more enriching your moments together.

And to you, do you think that your dog has more or less clear what is the time to play and where should he do it?

Why you must train your dog

Having a dog that misbehaves can be embarrassing. You don’t want to take him out in public and, worse yet, you’re afraid he might harm someone or get in harms way himself. For these reasons, training your dog is a vital aspect of dog ownership.

At the very least, you must train your dog to obey the “sit” and “come” commands. This way you will be able to control an unruly dog in most any social situation. More importantly, you’ll be able to call your dog back to you if you see he is heading into a dangerous situation.

Lets face it, having a dog that does not obey you can really harm your relationship with your pet. You probably adopted a dog so that you would have a companion you could bring with you to most places and if your dog runs wild and doesn’t listen to you, you will soon find that no one wants him around. The result is that you spend less and less time with your dog and your bond becomes weaker and weaker.

A well behaved dog, on the other hand, is a treat for everyone – especially the owner. You will find that your friends and family welcome your dog and even request that you bring him over. This is really what having a dog is about – being able to bring your furry best friend with you and feel like he is wanted.A trained dog is the perfect dog

When training your pet, you want to start with the basics and make sure he has those down pat before moving on to more challenging commands. If your dog has problem areas like excessive barking or jumping up on people, then try working on those as they can be particularly annoying.

Perhaps the most important command to teach your dog is “site”. That’s because it causes your dog to become stationary and can stop him from running around and causing (or heading towards) trouble. It is also a command that your dog must master before he learns other commands. That’s because “sit” is the position he must be in at that start of many other command such as lay down. Sort of like a prerequisite course in school that you have to take before you can take a more advanced course!

When it comes to training, patience is key, but if you have a dog or are thinking about adopting one, then you must think of training as a necessary part of dog ownership. After all, you want your dog to be safe and secure, don’t you? Training him to mind is critical for your pets safety.

Training your dog doesn’t have to be a “chore”. Instead, think of it as a bonding experience. Set aside time each day for training and you will soon find that you and your dog come to a different understanding and a deeper, more satisfying relationship.

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