selecting the proper pet bedding - highly absorbent material
The pros and cons of a variety of materials whether it's your local pet shop or a big box chain, you can count on them to have a variety of pet bedding materials.
When choosing bedding, the first rule should be: just because there is your type of pet on the package does not necessarily mean it can be used.
Bedding materials that may cause some health problems are soft wood, mainly cedar and pine trees.
Cedar is popular because its aromatic properties help to mask the smell in the pet's environment, it has the properties of some insect repellent and can even kill certain moths, but it can also cause breathing, liver or skin problems with your pet, or there are problems with all three.
The culprit of Cedar is a hydrocarbon called plicatic that stimulates the skin as well as the membrane of the eyes, nose and respiratory tract.
In addition, cedar is associated with liver problems because studies of laboratory animals suggest that lactic acid increases the activity of liver enzymes.
Some people don't think it's so innocent.
A hydrocarbon known as etic acid is said to cause problems similar to those caused by atic acid, but the difference is that the litter is dry in the kiln, which changes the effect of abi acid.
There is no doubt that these anecdotal data support the use of confetti as animal bedding to a large extent.
It took me 20 years to work in the feed and grain shops, to own these stores, and to say pine trees are the number one seller of pet and livestock bedding.
I live in 4 Aza (
Association of Zoos and Aquariums)
Approved zoos reviewed by the US Department of Agriculture also use confetti.
All the facilities for raising animals were inspected by the government and all the requests were shaking their heads.
For example, if you and I have some defective products, we will remove them.
Zoos are not allowed to provide defective products for their animals.
Most people, pet owners and pet professionals, agree that Aspen pine, a hard wood, is safer to use because it does not contain some naturally occurring aromatic oils that are
You will find Aspen pine shavings more expensive than Cedar and traditional pine shavings, and you will find them no matter where you get pet supplies.
Shops that do not specialize in pet products but have pet areas, such as grocery stores, usually also provide Aspen pine bedding.
Small animals usually do a good job with bedding made from recycled newspapers, and by the way, veterinarians often recommend this material for new eliminated cats.
It's high absorption and non-toxic.
If the pet takes in some, it may pass through the digestive tract like the fiber added;
Kind of like powder cellulose used in some dog and cat food.
There are various forms of recycled newspaper bedding, such as pellets or crushing.
Corn cob, another non
Toxic bedding, like some popularity with Cage owners.
The problem with the corn cob is that you have to maintain it on a regular basis because it produces mold when it gets wet, which is a neurotoxin.
In winter, the best bedding in the kennel is straw.
The shaved flower has a strong absorption, and because of the moisture brought in by the dog and the moisture in the breath, it quickly becomes a frozen mattress.
In addition to the dust, Hay is not as good as straw as an insulator.
Hollow straw (
Similar to the fur of polar bears)
It's an excellent insulator, not as dusty as Hay.
The hollow fur of polar bears provides insulation (and buoyancy).
So, the bottom line is that it's almost a dice shot.
The vet may tell you that yes, it is considered a health problem caused by shavings, but they may also admit that most of their customers have no problem using shavings.
Pay attention to indigestion, loss of appetite and diarrhea if your pet has shaved flowers (
Could be a symptom of liver problems)
Runny nose of eyes and nose, skin damage and cough.
If these symptoms occur, you should change the type of bedding and make an appointment with the vet.
Dog house owners who live in cold areas in winter want to make sure their dogs have a comfortable time in the outdoor dog house.
Keep in mind that, in addition to the short-haired breed, most dogs are naturally more adaptable to the cold temperatures of winter than we humans.
In autumn, like most wildlife, dogs grow thicker winter coats and fall off in spring.
But if they are lying on the floor of the kennel, they need a base that can provide comfort and withstand the cold.
Most people think of blankets, pillows, or towels first.
The problem with these options is that the moisture brought in by the dog from the outside is absorbed, causing the dog to lie on a frozen mattress.
Even if his breathing condenses on the surface, it can cause this.
The best matrix for me is straw.
It is hollow and the same principle as the fur of the polar bear, it captures the air and forms an insulation layer between the cold and humid floor and the dog.
It also provides a level of comfort.
I will not use hay.
It has no insulation like straw, and it can be dusty.
Seed heads in some varieties of Hay produce debris and may cause breathing problems for dogs.