I Martin Poole/Digital Vision/Getty ImagesDiscovering your little Miss Kitty is expecting is almost as exciting as seeing those adorable little smushed kitten faces once they& 39;re born. Multiple-breed litters aren& 39;t unusual, and are due to the way a cat gets pregnant.A Quick OverviewWithout getting into too much detail about the birds and the bees and the kitties, a female cat& 39;s reproductive cycle goes like this: she reaches sexual maturity between 4 and 6 months of age, and begins going into heat shortly after.
If your pup begins putting on the pounds, it may not just be because he is getting old and lazy. There are several signs and symptoms of thyroid problems to watch out for.Weight GainThe thyroid is a gland located near the base of your dog& 39;s throat. It produces hormones that regulate metabolic activity and other important functions throughout his body.
I black labrador puppy chewing image by Scott Slattery from Fotolia.comYou’ve found a black Labrador puppy who has won your heart and you’ve decided to keep her. You can use several different parameters to work out how old she is for the purpose of exercise, feeding and inoculations.TeethA quick examination of your black Lab puppy’s mouth will give you the best clues to her age.
I tomato plant image by Crisps85 from Fotolia.comYour curious kitty or pup may want to snack on your tomato plants, either grown indoors or in your outdoor garden. Keep your pets away from these plants, especially the leaves and stems, which contain most of the toxins.The Tomato PlantThe tomato plant is also known as the Lycopersicon spp.
I Chris Amaral/Photodisc/Getty ImagesWhile pooping and peeing inside might seem disgusting to you, dogs have no problem with fouling up your floors. Others weren& 39;t trained properly, and some eliminate indoors because of medical conditions or behavioral problems.Negative ReinforcementNegative reinforcement does sometimes help mold good behaviors, but it& 39;s typically more stressful to the dog and less effective than positive reinforcement.
I John Foxx/Stockbyte/Getty ImagesSo, your kittens are finally eating solid food. Watching them play and discover the world is hypnotic, but you& 39;ve got to keep an eye on mama cat. If she doesn& 39;t, a problem may exist.Normal WeaningWeaning is a process, not an event. Kittens begin eating solid food when they& 39;re 3 or 4 weeks old, but most aren& 39;t completely off mother& 39;s milk until they& 39;re around 8 weeks.