Brushing your pet dog, cat or rodent on a regular basis helps to reduce the amount of moulting hair on your carpet and sofa. It also benefits your pet as the act of brushing improves the flow of blood to the skin and stimulates circulation. You should groom your pet every day, particularly during moulting season, so that their coat looks nice and glossy.
The FURminator encourages gentle but thorough grooming. This special undercoat brush is available in various sizes for small, medium and large dogs, and for cats, rodents and even for different hair lengths. This grooming tool removes dead hair thoroughly. Regular use reduces moulting by up to 90%.
Say goodbye to ticks and fleas
With spring on its way, ticks and fleas are rife once again. It is important to protect your pet against these bothersome little pests as they can also transmit diseases. Use special flea and tick control products on your dog or cat to keep them safe. Most tick control products also help against fleas. You should always inspect your dog or cat thoroughly after taking them on a walk or letting them roam free. The sooner you detect such pests and carefully remove them with a pair of tick tweezers, the less chance the tick has of transmitting its harmful bacteria to your dog or cat. If your pet has fleas, it is important that you not only apply an effective flea treatment but also clean the entire area inhabited by the animal, e.g. their cat basket.
Nesting boxes: a home for birds
Hanging up a nesting box is a fun activity. You can observe how it becomes inhabited and keep an eye on the bird that goes on to breed there. Such boxes offer a welcome home to many birds, especially in the spring. There are fewer and fewer nesting opportunities available to birds. So, if you would like to get involved with bird conservation, hang a nesting box in your garden. By hanging up your box in the autumn, you will provide birds with a retreat from the wind and snow throughout the winter. The box can then be used for breeding in the spring.
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