We all want the best for our pets. We feed them, care for them, play with them and give them plenty of love. Thinking about getting a new pet or already have one and need information on pet care? Well, you’re in luck, Wellington City Libraries has some new books on pet guides:
New from Usborne Pet Guides:
Looking after Cats and Kittens.
This guide about caring for cats and kittens contains lots of useful information on how to care for cats and kittens. The ideal pet guide for cat owners or those dreaming about acquiring a new pet that overs everything from choosing a kitten and helping it settle in, to grooming, playing and going to the vet. Also explains the basics of cat behaviour including how to spot when a cat is angry, scared or playful, as well as how to keep a pet cat occupied. Thoroughly checked by experts, this book also includes internet links to specially selected websites where you can find out more about cats and kittens, including fun things to make for them and video clips of how to care for them.
FACT: While chocolate is bad for a cat, yogurt makes a tasty treat. According to Pet Smart NZ, the organisms in yogurt can be especially helpful when your pet is on antibiotics since these medications can alter the “good’ bacteria in the intestines. Most pets will enjoy the addition of a tablespoons of yogurt to their food.
Looking after Dogs and Puppies.
Did you know A friendly mother golden retriever mother will have passed on her calm nature to her pups and a border collie needs lots of love and attention and exercise otherwise they grow restless and get bored? You can find out all this information and lots more in this book about looking after dogs and puppies. This guide is perfect for young, first-time dog owners. From picking a puppy to choosing a grooming brush, it shows you all you need to keep your pet healthy and happy.
FACT: A dog will not look you in the eye if it is nervous or scared and if its whole tail wags, this is a sign that it is happy.
You can read more about caring for dogs by clicking onto this link from the SPCA or check the entires on Many Answers on Dogs and Best dog breeds to have around cats.
Looking after Rabbits.
Did you know that two rabbits settle in faster than one rabbit on its own or a rabbit can weigh the same as a bag of sugar. These are facts you will read about in this new pet guide on how to care for rabbits. This guide provides lots of useful information on caring for and understanding rabbits, ranging from feeding and grooming to toys and hutches. Everything you need to know to make a rabbit feel at home and help you decide whether owning a rabbit is the thing for you. Fully checked and approved by the Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund (UK).
FACT: Pet rabbits are related to the wild rabbits, hares and pikas. Hares are bigger than rabbits, with longer ears and stronger legs which enables them to run very fast, while pikas are smaller than rabbits and live in North America and Asia.
I Miss My Pet: A First Look at The Death of a Pet.
We all want our pets to be with us forever. But just like all living things, pets sometimes die. This picture book explores the issue of the death of a pet in reassuringly simple terms. This book helps children deal with their grief and come to terms with their feelings.
In loving memory of Mustard. (1994-2009)