Lets talk about Breeding
Pet owners curiously ask vets about the breeding pattern in she-dogs.
The onset of puberty vary among different breeds. For small breeds it’s 6-8 months and for large breeds 10-12 months. The sign of heat are observed accordingly. At tender age, she-dog is physically unprepared to undergo the ordeals of mothering and so should never be allowed to reproduce until her second or third heat.
|Age at weaning||4-6 weeks|
|Age for Breeding||18-24 months|
|Breeding season||Once in 6 months|
|Average duration of breeding season||2-3 weeks|
|Best time for service to achieve conception||2 weeks after onset of period or as advised by the vet.|
|Gestation Period||62+-2 days|
|Recurrence of breeding season after non-conception||6 months later|
|Recurrence of breeding season after whelping||18-22 weeks later|
The Secret Life of Pawster Kitty
Lets take you through a day in the life of a cat. After a whole night of biting your toes, tumbling from a height and falling on your face while you sleep, Cats finally wake up after a mere 4-5 hours of their midnight-early morning nap. After this comes a long grooming sesh and a little food-water-litter followed by a post grooming beauty sleep. *Fun fact : the average cat spends a third of its time when awake, GROOMING!*
Then comes scratching, cheek rubbing and walking around their most priced kingdom, their marked territory. This is often paired with staring outside the window while completely ignoring you and/or chasing butterflies, birds, lizards etc (you know the drill).
After a few more naps during the day and few of the other activities repeated, your cats will find you desperately holding up your quilt trying to make them sleep with you, but all in vain. The cycle begins again.
Why training your pet dog or cat is important.
Just like children, animals develop their personality and innate behaviour during the early stages of their lives. Thus, it is very important to train them when they are still young. This does not mean a professional is to be hired compulsorily and commands have to be followed. It is important to get pets used to behaving calmly while around children and must be trained to be friendly with them. Actions of both pets and children are unpredictable, so things can get dangerous if your pets are not trained.
The ideal age to train your pet dog is 4-16 weeks. This is the phase of maximum physical and emotional development and training in this stage of their life can be fast and comfortable for both you and your pup. Remember, The earlier you train, The faster they adapt. Because there are hardly any apartment dogs, it gets extremely important for dogs to be used to interacting with children, adults, elderly people and other animals.
For cats, the ideal age is earlier than that of dogs, i.e. 4-8 weeks. Cats are usually timid and sometimes anxious and thus retain the behaviour imbibed in them in the early stages of their lives. Habits like being comfortable around adults they are unfamiliar with, getting their body brushed and groomed, travelling in carriages should be inculcated in them since childhood to make both your lives easy.