Apartment Living with Pets

I am reposting this post.  from Jeanne Foguth’s Blog. 

Apartment Living with Pets. 

Did you know that someone did a study of the pets apartment-dwellers have and that the favorite pet was a cat? (62%) … At 4%, the least popular category was reptiles, not being fond of snakes, I completely understand this, but admit that I’m surprised as many as 4% have reptiles. Aside from percentages, this info-grahic gives useful information on looking for an apartment, moving, etc.


TwigoTag’s Note:  Remember when living with pets or moving with your pets, it is important to have 3 forms of ID at all times.

  1.  Microchip
  2. Pet ID Tag preferrably a TwigoTag (www.twigotags.com)
  3. Municipality or Rabbies tag

Source: Apartment Living with Pets

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The full Moon and Pets

Do our pets get into more mischief during a full moon? 

An 11-year study conducted by researchers at the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences investigated the frequency of feline and canine emergency veterinary visits in conjunction with the lunar cycle.

More cats & dogs were brought to the emergency veterinary hospital during the full moon than in other phases of the cycle.

The study concluded that there was a “significant increase” in such emergencies during this lunar phase.

The Colorado State University numbers indicate that emergency veterinary visits for felines rose nearly a quarter — 23 percent — during full moon phases. The reasons for the emergency visits ran the gamut, including trauma, seizures and cardiac arrest.
(Read more : http://www.ehow.com/info_8733180_behavior-cats-during-full-moon.html)

The verdict is still out if the “full-moon effect” is responsible.  But if you see your pet acting out, around July 1st (TODAY) and 31st, you might just be convinced that it is because of the moon.

Here are just a couple tips to help your cat stay out of harms way during the full moon.

Prevent over heating

  • In summer ditch the furry heavy blankets and beds and use light weight cotton blankets or something breathable to keep cool
  • Keep a ceiling fan or a personal fan on during the night to keep cool
  • Access to shade
  • Cat’s like fresh water, so put the toilet seat up or get a fresh water fountain

Keep Kitty Busy !

  • Kitty Grass can keep them occupied and not worried about the lunar situation
  • Make a DIY Obstacle Course! Cats like to jump high, so make a trail, laden with treats to keep them intrigued to stimulate and decrease excess energy in your feline friend
  • Create a great hiding place if they don’t already have one!

Turning up the Silence in your home with pets!

Quick Tips for some peace and quiet this summer.

  1. White Noise! Get an app or a white noise machine to help zone out the noisy neighbors, street noise or barking dogs and let you focus on the task at hand.  Best place to place the machine is near the door or window.
  2. Twigo Up! Get Twigo Tags or the Silencer Pocket for your pets. No more jingling, jangling and hectic noise from your dogs or cats playtime or running around during your naptime.
  3. Power down! Don’t just but your computer and your printer to asleep, actually have a cut off time for when your work day ends and literally power down.
  4. Cancel it! Try Noise canceling head phones, they can often do the trick to quiet the barking dogs.
  5. Got Cable? Unplug your box before going to bed or on the weekends.  You’ll be saving money, reducing noise and EMF signals for a much need peace and relaxation.  Both you and your pet will get a more peaceful rest.