At times, many do feel life is lonely. And because of this they find a companion in a pet. Keeping a pet is a most adventurous experience you may have in a lifetime. And it becomes more endearing should you share your life with some pets at a relatively younger age. Indeed, those who seem to be great pet owners in their adulthood can share the testimony of starting that at a younger age. Now, some colleges frown at the idea of caring for certain pets as students while you use the dormitory. Examples of such are cats and the German shepherd (a medium-sized dog originating from Germany). This piece therefore seeks to articulate seven pets you can successfully share your campus life with.

1.   Parrot

The fourth favorite pets in America after cats, dogs and fish are birds. This includes parrot among other birds that live in captivity all around the States. With their fascinating colors, acrobatic displays and smart psyche these parrots are often irresistible. Some challenges you may experience with this species of birds is just the extent of attention you need to give them as you raise them otherwise they would pick up bad habits and find their own existence a strenuous one. Many benefits are available for raring parrots. Parrots run regular errand services for their owners. The owners also get rare entertainment from the breeds. The example of Groucho (a parrot) that entertained TV audience in 2010 comes to remembrance here.

2.  Box Turtle

The box turtles are favorites you can look up to when selecting your choice pets for college life. One funny thing about them is that they live up to as much as four decades. Therefore, if you are the type that appreciate substituting pets, be ready to live your after-college lifetime still cherishing their company. They do not bother their owners as other pets do. They live on commercial food and in a box with a parched space and water-saturated environment. They require a level of management in raising them up though they can still really fare well with you in your dormitory.

3. Rabbit

They live on vegetables. The cost of their maintenance appears to be high a little. The height of sanitary conditions that the owner must maintain in order to keep them in a better state is quite demanding. This is the reason most students don’t opt for them as choice pets. However, for their attractive and fragrant appearance students with relatively high income do seek to make them pals. You too can, but you need to be ready to determine the efforts you may have to put in to put them at their best. Their benefits are as well numerous. Rabbits are at times raised for their meat. But animal lovers often decide to retain and sustain them as their best of pets.

4.  Pipidae Frog

There are varieties of frogs that you can rare. But are you aware of the attractive and unique Pipidae Frog? It dazzles with a sparkling greenish light. It is always resident in water and gives you almost no stress as you only change the water once in a week and feed them twice a day. They are such engaging and can begin to provoke their viewers into some conversation on wildlife. You can keep a number of them as they keep an admirable silence. They flicker feelings of excitement at nature’s wonders in you.

5.  Guinea Pig

Guinea pigs are one of those pets you may love to rear in college. They are pretty dorm-adaptive. They thrive on pellets, vegetable and on water. They often need to lift their limbs as they exercise their body. As a result, you would have to meet their exercise requirements by just fitting some installations like pet runs to properly enclose them from escape. Indeed, the manner in which they galvanize their woolly body is enough to crack your ribs and stir fanciful amazement in you. They also teach and remind humans of the need to engage in exercise.

6.  Fish

One of the ways to catch great fun is to watch how fish swim in their habitat. It is often thrilling. They are a great way for collegians to blow off steam when work becomes tiresome. In some institutions of learning, office holders are even permitted to keep them in their offices. The experts from EssayOnTime who work in the offices with aquariums believe that watching your fish in the dusk helps you a lot with relieving yourself of the anxiety and stress of an all-work day. Their spirit of interaction is very entertaining to behold. They are cool natural boredom relievers.

7.  Hamster

Hamsters are notably light in weight and very charming for their fluffier appearance. However, you may need to ensure they only roam in a cage where their escape is practically impossible. The cage must be really guarded and strong enough. In fact, it appears the only worry you may encounter about this species of animals is their residence. As you attempt to clean the cage do well to keep an eye on them so they would not make a break. They are quite prone to jump about just for the fun of it. Be kind enough to provide them water and food in due time. They are purely lovable and you would effortlessly admire them.

Conclusion

Raising pets is actually a by-product of one’s desire to make the best out of life. You may encourage yourself to do so by nurturing pets to become your pals while in college. Ensure you abide by the rules and regulations governing pet keeping in your college. Also, understand the physiological peculiarities of each pet to survive the present habitat. The benefits are beyond raising some cash but it far extends to equally having fun, improving your psyche and appreciating nature’s goodness.

Serena Dorf is a social media savvy Los Angeles-based content writer. She is passionate about writing, personal development, marketing, and productivity. In her free time, she is reading classic American literature and learning Swedish. Feel free to connect with her on Twitter.

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Depending on your puppy’s breed, teething will start somewhere between 11 and 15 weeks, and the small, sharp milk teeth will start to be pushed out by the larger adult teeth. The teething phase typically lasts for three months, and puppies should be ended with the procedure by eight months of age. Larger breeds have a tendency to start and complete teething faster than smaller breeds.  

 


 

The developmental stage comes a new set of tasks. This is the puppy equal to the “terrible twos”. Staircase railings, house plants, leashes, window sills, table, chair legs, shoes, and socks are fair game to the teething puppy that doesn’t yet know its boundaries. If he/she can get his/her mouth around it, it is going to be fun to destroy!

Puppy Teething Signs and Symptoms

1.       Red inflamed and swollen gums

2.       Bulging gums where new teeth are about to erupt

3.       Small amounts of blood left on toys caused by tooth loss

4.       Mild fever

5.       Inappetence or slow chewing (you can moisten your puppy’s dry kibble with little-canned dog food to make chewing easier during this phase)

6.       Drooling (depending on the breed, some breeds have “wet mouths.”

7.       Short attention span, fussiness or mild irritability

8.       Changes in the puppy’s ear set. Ears tend to prick or flop over as the jaw grows

 A Puppy Tooth That Will Not Fall Out

During the teething stage, you will want to keep an eye out for any retained baby teeth. Usually, the adult tooth is connected to the milk tooth and easily dislodges its predecessor. Still, at times the adult tooth will come in near the baby tooth, and that’s why fail to push it out. If the baby tooth is in their firmly, it will want to be detached by your veterinarian, as they will decline and can cause swelling, which can affect the health of the permanent tooth as well.

 You will also need to check for any misalignment of the teeth.  Upper and lower teeth that do not correctly align can cause a “wry bite.” A wry bite defines that the jaw has been pulled out to one side due to one tooth getting obsessed on its corresponding tooth on the upper or lower jaw. In some cases the lower jaw is noticeably off to one side, making it extremely hard for the dog to chew.  If you catch it quick, the tooth that is affecting the misalignment can be detached, taking the burden off of the jaw, and allowing it to develop normally.

 Puppy Teething Relief Tips

1.       Teach “Leave It!”

2.       Trade Up

3.       Soft Mouth Training for Your Puppy

4.       Bitter Apple Spray

Foolproof Puppy Teething Toys

1.       The Dinosaur BarkBone Dog Chew Toy

2.       Rope Toys

3.       Flavorit Bone Chew Toys

4.       Chilled Carrots Are Good For Puppies

You can use the information process above to help your puppy cope with the teething process, which can sometimes become extremely stressful. 

When you walk into a pet store, a vet’s office, or even a dog park, you will get bombarded with conflicting information from dog owners, vets, and even trainers regarding what the best way to raise your dog is. Fortunately for us, dogs have been our loyal friends for several decades now, and thanks to Science, we have figured out some things about our canine friends.

If you ever felt mixed up over how to train your dog, do not fear! The following 3 most common dog training myths are going to convert you into an owner who knows how to single out the wheat from the chaff.

Dogs Want To Lead the Pack

Even though some trainers like to repeat Cesar Millan’s intonation about being “alpha over your dogs,” this idea has been discredited by Science. Wolves do not fight to be the leader as a pack is comprised of two parents and their pups. To sum up, dogs are not just wolves in disguise, and you do not have to bully them to teach them good manners. Dogs are social animals, but they are definitely not plotting to overthrow you to become “leader of the pack.”

Dominance Is a Personality Trait

Numerous dominance theory trainers also like to talk about how a dog has a “dominant” personality. According to them, dogs having this personality-type are continually striving to become top dog, also over their human owners. To keep these dogs in line, dominance-theory trainers propose that you should do everything in your power to make a dog understand their place.

Real dominance is merely a term for the fluid relationship between two dogs who want to be the first to claim an obtainable resource, for example, a comfy bed. It does not exist amongst humans and dogs. Even if it did exist, humans have control on most of the major resources; humans dictate when their dogs go out, when their dogs eat, and when their dogs get to play. Additionally, dogs are not going to battle it out Fight Club style in order to see who the boss is. Instead, one dog will quietly defer to the other dog.

Training Can Be Guaranteed For Life

There is categorically no way that you can guarantee that a dog is going to be “fully trained” for life as dogs are not robots, they are living animals. Dogs can learn or forget good and/or bad habits depending on how often they get to practice the behavior. Basic doggy manners are influenced by how humans interacting with the dog.

If the dog, who has until that time never begged, is constantly given table scraps during dinner time, then it is most likely that they might develop begging behaviors. Similarly, if a dog who formerly used to beg is not given any scraps from the table for the rest of its life, it is most likely that the dog will no longer carry on that unwelcome behavior. In short, even if you “train” a dog to not do something, human habits can certainly make them revert back to their previous behavior.

 The bottom line? Positive behavior and support are going to get you a lot further in dog training than coercion.

In the hustle and bustle of the busy holiday season, do not forget to share the happy spirit with your canine companion! Everyone loves a holiday, but for dog parents, it can become a difficult task to find a place which also lets you bring your beloved pet along. Even if you can’t stand to leave your pet behind for a few days, sometimes the cost of kennels alone can take a large chunk out of your budget. Luckily, nowadays there is an entire host of properties where your dog will be warmly welcomed, and there will be plenty to do for both you and your pets! We have done the legwork for you.

Here are some of the best creative ideas for making your dog a part of the holiday’s celebrations:

Make Homemade Holiday Dog Cookies

This easy and simple tactic is good year-round, but by cutting it into holiday shapes, you will give your dogs a sweet and harmless seasonal gift or treat. Plain yogurt can be put on the top as “icing.”

Play Hide and Seek With Your Dog

Since you have a special holiday treats just for your loved one and play different games each other. For one game, your dog will utilize his communication skills. The other needs memory skills. Both are a fun and mental condition for your dog.

Communication

Hide treats while the dog is in a different room. Take the dog to the room and have him find the gifts or treats by following your pointing gesticulation.

Memory

Hide gift, cookies, and treats while the dog is watching. Then take out your dog from the room for a short time. Coming back to the room and see if your dog can find all of the treats he saw you hide.

Play Puzzle Games With Your Dog

While you are busy adorning the Christmas tree, wrapping gifts, or baking cookies keep your dog engaged with these puzzle games.

The Bowl Game

Place a treat under an upside-down plastic or stainless-steel bowl. Let him see you hide a treat under the pot on the floor. Tell him to “take it,” then sit back and watch him figure it out. Note: For very small or timid dogs, begin with small disposable plastic cups to set them up for success. As they improve, make the cups/bowls bigger or heavier.

Muffin Tin Game

Place treats in muffin slots and covers them with a ball or toy.

Nesting Treats

Use of plastic storage bowls that nest inside each other, also the same size or small to large. Place a treat in the bottom container, then place the second container on top. Continue layering treats and bowls, and include one treat in the top. Open the pot to get your dog started. Be sure to do this while you supervise, so you can ensure your dog does not try to eat the plastic bottles.

Use these tips and tricks to make the holiday season an exciting one for your dog as well!

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