Friday, July 31, 2009

Housebreaking your Puppy Starts on Day One


puppy housebreakingWhen you bring home a new puppy, petting and playing with him is the easy part. What may not be so straightforward is the need to enforce the rules of the household right away, and that includes teaching him where to eliminate. A puppy will learn new behaviors more quickly when he is consistently sent the same message from his leader (that’s you!). Where he is supposed to eliminate should be an unvarying lesson your puppy is taught from the moment he arrives at his new home. Many dog owners teach young puppies to eliminate on puppy pads to make housebreaking easier.

A supply of puppy pads should be on hand before the puppy is brought home. When you arrive home with your new puppy, have the puppy pads already situated in the area(s) where you want the puppy to eliminate. Take him directly to the pad, sit him on it and praise him. This will ensure that he knows where the pad is located, allow him to pick up its scent and help give him a positive association with the pad.

The first step to housebreaking with puppy pads is teaching your pup what you want him to do there, and the second is helping him understand to do so every time. To teach a puppy that a puppy pad is for eliminating, use positive reinforcement. Learn to watch for signs that the puppy needs to use the bathroom, such as sniffing or turning around. Carry him to the pad when he is exhibiting these behaviors, as well as first thing in the morning and after he eats or drinks water. In the early stages, the puppy should be placed on the pad frequently. The first time he eliminates on the pad, and each time thereafter, praise him like he just did the greatest thing in the world.

Even with the convenience of using puppy pads to help train your pup, accidents will happen. The manner in which you deal with accidents can help or hurt your house training efforts. When the puppy has an accident, say “no” firmly, during the act, and carry him to the puppy pad. Praise him while he is on the puppy pad so that you do not give him a negative association that could make him avoid the pad. Send a consistent message every time, and he will soon learn that eliminating on the puppy pad is the desirable behavior, encouraging him to repeat that behavior.

One of the challenges of housebreaking a puppy is that once he urinates in the wrong spot, the scent of the urine in that area will drive him to want to go there again. When that spot is on your sofa, bed or carpet, housebreaking can become more frustrating and costly. However, if he is taught to use a puppy pad from day one, housebreaking becomes easier. This is not to say there will be no accidents, but the sooner he is taught what to do, the sooner he will stop eliminating in undesirable areas.

A common mistake new puppy owners make is allowing the pup to do as he pleases because he is so young, innocent and, let’s face it, irresistibly cute. Enforcing rules on such an adorable puppy may not feel like the most natural thing to do for us humans, but it is critical for the puppy to learn what is expected of him. Attempting to reverse bad habits is more difficult than creating good ones to begin with, which is why house training should begin from the moment you arrive home with your new best friend.

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Warm Weather Pet Care Reminders


This summer, make sure you are taking all the right steps to care for your animal. Your animal has very basic needs that should not be overlooked and should always be attended to each and everyday. Your Dog or Cat will be plenty of water during these hot months, as well as a proper diet, a place to relieve itself and lots of love and attention.

Food and Hydration are essential for your pets health and energy. Always have fresh water accessible, both indoors and outdoors. Make sure your Dog or Cat is getting a proper diet and fed regularly everyday at the same time, or always have food left out. Creating a routine with your pet will help your pets health and mentality.

Your animals personal needs such as eliminating, are very important to tend to. Make sure your animal has access to where ever you want them relieving themselves. Cats are born with instinct to dig and bury their waste, so as long as you have a litter box with clean litter available, you should have no problems. Dogs however need some training before they know where to go. Some dogs also will not have immediate access to outdoors, such as apartment dwelling dogs. For these situations we recommend Wee Wee Puppy Pads from Best Puppy Pads™. A highly absorbent puppy pad, available in three sizes. Avoid messes and aggravation with this amazing product. Great for older housebound dogs as well. Puppy Pads are great for any kind of dog owner.

Give your Dog, Cat, or Bird extra love and attention any time you get the chance. This will help your animal feel more secure and happy. Giving your animal extra hugs and affection can also improve their health and temperament. On the plus side for you, research has found that the simple act of petting your animal can reduce stress tremendously in humans.

Properly caring for your pet each day will help ensure you can enjoy your pet’s long, happy, healthy, life!

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Medical Suppy Quality & Options


When it comes to Medical Supplies, quality should be the number one priority. You life and health is something that should never be taken lightly. That's why MedNet Direct carries only the most trusted Brands and superior made medical products. We also carry a large variety, so you can find the specific medical supplies your facility needs.

You name it, we have it. From first aid supplies such as high quality reusable Hot & Cold Gel Therapy packs, to surgical dressings. Find all your nursing supplies such as nurses caps, medical masks, table paper, disposable applicators as well as a variety of other nurses products right here. We are your one stop Medical stop on the Web, we provide your expert service you can trust. We know how important medical products are, and how fast hospitals can go through every little necessity. Make sure your medical center has plenty of alcohol prep pads, cleansing towelettes, wet wipes, and swabs. MedNet Direct is here to provide you with different options and high quality medical supplies.

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Monday, July 27, 2009

Exam Table Paper and its Uses


exam table paperTable paper refers to the rolled paper you have likely seen in medical offices protecting exam tables. Used sections of exam table paper can easily discarded and replaced with a new section between patients, making table paper a convenient and indispensible product for use in medical offices. While table paper is most commonly used in medical facilities, it also has variety uses outside of the medical industry. Exam table paper can help prevent contamination and make for easy cleanup between patients in school clinics. Many tattoo shops also use exam paper to promote a clean environment for all clients. Exam table paper is also sometimes used to create an added level of protection in day cares.

Medical grade table paper serves a few important functions. It creates a barrier between a person and an exam table, providing a first level of defense against contamination. Table paper also protects exam tables from moisture and dirt, and allows for a quick and easy transition between patients or clients. Quality table paper is resilient enough to provide optimal protection while resisting tearing.

When purchasing table paper, you will find that there are a few options to choose from. Smooth table paper is the smooth textured type most commonly found in medical offices. Crepe table paper has more of a rough texture for greater comfort and is more absorbent than smooth medical paper. Crepe textured paper is known for being quieter than smooth table paper, making it a popular option for medical offices striving for optimal patient comfort. Some manufacturers produce printed table paper for use in areas such as pediatric offices. Rolls of paper are available in a variety of widths to accommodate different exam table sizes. When purchasing table paper, ensure that you purchase the correct width to fit the table for which the paper is intended.

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Friday, July 10, 2009

Puppy Pads, Man's New Best Friend!


Dog is mans best friend, that is unless they haven’t been housebroken. When it comes to potty-training your puppy, you can say hello to your new best friend, Puppy Pads! Wondering what your puppy has ruined while you were at work will be a thing of the past. These heavy-duty, Completely Leak-Proof puppy training pads are specially treated to attract your puppy like magic. Your Pup will naturally be drawn to eliminate on the pad. Just keep moving it closer to the doorway which leads outside, and in no time, your puppy will be housebroken!

Puppy Pads aren’t just great training aids for puppies, but great for older incontinent pets who are ill or confined, or even apartment dwelling dogs who can’t be taken out easily. Wee-Wee Puppy Pads are available in several sizes to accommodate dogs as small as Chihuahuas or as big as Great Dane’s. Groomers, pet shops, veterinarians, kennels, trainers, and breeders, all trust our high quality Puppy Pads. Housebreaking your puppy has never been easier or more affordable. What’s even better is that MEDNET is the exclusive distributor of Best Puppy Pads™ brand pads! Housebreak your puppy the easy way and get on with your life, so you can live happily ever after with your Best Friend!

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Monday, July 6, 2009

Add Style and Comfort to your Veterinary Office


veterinary clinic designTake a look around your veterinary office, what do you see? Is the waiting area calm and welcoming, or does it have a stark white, sterile aesthetic? If your office falls into the latter category and you are looking to make it more inviting, here are a few ideas to get you pointed in the right direction.

One simple change that can affect the overall appeal of the waiting area is changing the wall colors. The effect of color on mood has been widely studied, and many medical facilities now use colors associated with calmness to create a peaceful environment for patients. A similar approach can be taken to create a serene atmosphere for pet owners in veterinary waiting rooms and even exam rooms. Generally, cool colors such as blue, green and gray are considered soothing.

Another way you can improve the atmosphere of a stark veterinary office is to incorporate a theme into the décor, and carry it throughout the office. Compelling visuals in the waiting area will give pet owners an interesting focal point while they wait. For instance, a nature theme may include a wall mural of a forest and a nature inspired color scheme. Or, you could showcase patients and their owners in framed photos adorned with a thank you message or other sentiment from the pet owner. Another veterinary office décor option is to add character by displaying antique veterinary supplies. If you are going with a theme, choose colors, fixtures and accessories that align with the theme. Adhering to a common style throughout the office will help create a cohesive look and feel.

Functionality should be built into your plan for creating an inviting feel in a veterinary office. Ensure adequate space in the waiting area so that pets in different parties can be separated if necessary. Dividing the area into separate spaces if possible is an idea to consider. Also consider the functionality of the materials you use in the waiting area, such as benches or chairs that are conducive to thorough cleaning and sanitation. Hard seating surfaces may be better for a veterinarian office than cushioned seating.

Visiting the veterinarian can be a stressful experience for owners who have sick or injured pets. A calming environment in the waiting area and examination rooms can make for a more pleasant experience for guests. Whether you are simply sprucing up tired décor or undertaking a complete office overhaul, aim to create a peaceful setting that has style as well as functionality.

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