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The Care Warranted In The Most Delicate Period Of A Female Dog’s Life

What is estrus?

From the time that a female dog is roughly six months old to the end of her life, it is likely that she will experience estrus every six months. Estrus means staying in heat or more simply put it is the time when the hormones in her body will induce a lot of changes in her physical and psychological conditions. This is the period when she is extremely receptive to mating.

The physical indications of being in heat:

It is very obvious when the female puppy or the dog is experiencing estrus or staying in heat. The external changes that one can notice is a swollen vulva, slight or more bleeding, the urge to urinate more often, etc.

The psychological indications that the dog is experiencing heat:

The female dog may be extremely sensitive to his environment. He may be nervous or irritable. She may also be extremely alert and sense any kind of danger that she may think she is in.

The most obvious indication that the female dog is experiencing heat is that she will present herself to her prospective mates by raising her back a little and tilting the tail to the side.

When can you expect your female pup to start experiencing heat?

The heat and the period of the heat is a subjective term. Some of the smaller breeds will start as young are four or five months old whereas the bigger and the robust breeds start experiencing heat only at one and half or two years.

Is it important to consult your vet before you allow the dog to mate?

Yes, it is essentially vital that you refer a vet in your locality to ask him t tell you if the female dog is ready for mating. Usually the first one or two cycles are not very promising because the eggs are not yet properly formed.

If you are wondering as to how long a dog will stay in heat, it is usually two to four weeks and you can know when the heat is over when the vulva becomes the normal size and the bleeding or the discharge stops.…

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Using A Chainsaw

Living close to nature has its own advantages. One of them being, chances of having your very own garden that may be full of trees and other gifts of nature. There may be times when the trees need to be trimmed due to reasons like overgrowth, maintenance or even if you have a bright idea of creating something unique with the wood.

It is always a good idea to have a decent collection of tools in the garden shed. Having a branded chainsaw can prove to be one of the best buys, especially if you like dealing with wood. Always invest in a good quality tool from a renowned brand as this brand of chainsaw will always last longer and require minimum maintenance.

If you are relatively new to using a chainsaw, always bear in mind certain factors. Using it can be delightful but also potentially dangerous if proper precautionary measures are not taken. Following are a few tips on how to use a chainsaw.

Precautionary gear:

Never use a chainsaw without the following measures:

  • A hard hat
  • Closed shoes with steel toes
  • Ear protection
  • Eye protection
  • Gloves
  • Thick long pants.

How to use a chainsaw

  • While using that chainsaw always hold the handle with your left hand and support the rear end with the right one.
  • While using the blade, never cut with the upper portion as this may cause a kickback.
  • Best is to use the middle portion as working to close to the lower end is also not advisable.
  • Cutting wood too close to the ground may increase your chances of a kickback.
  • If the chainsaw gets engaged, simply pullback and unlock it.
  • Work on a chainsaw from the side. Hovering over the workspace could increase your chances of a potentially dangerous kickback.
  • You can cut upwards using the top end of the bar and downwards using the bottom end of the bar.

It is always best to observe and practice using a chainsaw before you actually try using it hands on.

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Cat Tree for your Feline Friend

Cats love the idea of climbing in the vertical space. But they need a proper toy to satisfy their climbing instinct. Cat trees are the best toy every cat owner can gift their pets. In addition to satisfying their instinct, it also serves as a best exercise that every cat staying indoors needs. It also provides the opportunity to groom their claws.

Here are some important points that you need to consider to make the cat tree experience a better one.

  1. The cat tree must be a safe one for your pet. This means that it should be sturdy and should not wobble when the cat climbs over it. If the tree falls, then your cat will never use it again due to the fear of falling. A cat tree made of real tree is a good choice as it would be sturdy than the artificial ones. Also, plan to buy a tree that supports a big cat though your pet is a kitten. It would be useful when the kitten becomes fully grown.
  2. The cat tree should have places to sit, snooze and scratch. Make the tree more attractive by hanging some toys.
  3. A well-made cat tree costs quite a bit. Be ready to pay for the cat furniture as it is a lifetime and healthy investment for the cats.
  4. One can also plan to make a DIY cat tree if they think that a readymade furniture is costly. But it is quite time consuming. There are a lot of sites that offer ideas to make our own cat tree. They provide step by step instructions to build a cat tree, that is both sturdy and cost-effective.

When your cat doesn’t find the time or luxury to play outdoors, it is better to provide them a proper play area and a cat tree to play. It is the duty of the cat owners to satisfy the animal instincts in them.…

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