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When you take your canine friends to the dog park you want them to be just as stylish as you are. Whether you own a large dog or a small one there are all sorts of accessories to choose from to outfit your pooch for a day out and about.You may think only tiny dogs can be accessorized, prepare to be surprised by all the great accessories you can find for dogs of all sizes.

General Cat Care #1: Before You Bring Your Cat Home
You will need food, food dish, water bowl, interactive toys, brush, comb, safety cat collar, scratching post, litter and litter box.
General Cat Care #2: Feeding
An adult cat should be fed one large or two smaller meals each day. Kittens from 6 to 12 weeks need to be fed four times a day. Kittens from three to six months need to be fed three times a day. You can either feed specific meals, throwing away any leftover canned food after 30 minutes or free-feed dry food (keeping food out all the time).

Feed your cat a high-quality, brand-name kitten or cat food (avoid generic brands) two to three times a day. Kittens can be fed human baby food for a short time if they won’t eat kitten food softened by soaking in warm water. Use turkey or chicken baby food made for children six months and older. Gradually mix with cat food. Cow’s milk is not necessary and can cause diarrhea in kittens and cats. Provide fresh, clean water at all times. Wash and refill water bowls daily.

Dog Hair Bows are versatile accessories that come in all shapes, sizes and colors. So if you want to put a bow on your German shepherd go right ahead!

Maybe you want to train your dog using a bell ringing system, poochie bells are available in many different designs so that even training can be a fashionable exercise.Taking a trip down the aisle? Don't leave your canine buddy out of the big day. Get him a bow tie or necktie wedding collar. These are ideal for dogs that don't do well with actual dog clothing. They come in all sizes and colors so your dog can be the “best man” at your special occasion.

General Cat Care #3: Grooming
Most cats stay relatively clean and rarely need a bath, but they do need to be brushed or combed. Frequent brushing helps keep your cat’s coat clean, reduces the amount of shedding and cuts down on the incidence of hairballs
General Cat Care #4: Handling
To pick up your cat, place one hand behind the front legs and another under the hindquarters. Lift gently. Never pick up a cat by the scruff of the neck (behind the ears) or by the front legs without supporting the rear end.
General Cat Care #5: Housing
Cats should have a clean, dry place of their own in the house. Line your cat’s bed with a soft, warm blanket or towel. Be sure to wash the bedding often. Please keep your cat indoors. If your companion animal is allowed outside, he can contract diseases, get ticks or parasites, become lost or get hit by a car, hurt in a fight or poisoned. Also, cats prey on wildlife.

Fashionable harnesses are made to be pretty and durable. Whether you want to deck your poodle out in polka dots or find a cool tough guy harness for your Chihuahua there are fashionable harnesses available to suit every style and every dog.

Collars and Leashes are the most common dog accessories and you can choose from literally hundreds of colors, prints, styles, designs and materials for your dog. Consider a jeweled pink dainty collar for your pretty Pekinese or a sturdy leather collar with matching skull printed leash for your Doberman.

Dog boots and shoes aren't just for show. These accessories serve to keep your dogs feet warm and dry in bad weather. They also help cut down on clean up for you when you when you return indoors. Simply remove your dogs boots at the door and you don't have to wash or dry muddy feet, or mop up paw prints. There are also shoes for indoor use that keep your dog's claws from scratching the floor or people.

If you've never thought about all the great ways you can accessorize your dog it's time to start. There are so many options that you could easily give your pooch a new look every day of the week. Don't forget there are also dog goggles and dog sunglasses to complete any look.

General Cat Care #6: Identification
If allowed outdoors (again, we caution against it!), your cat needs to wear a safety collar and an ID tag. A safety collar with an elastic panel will allow your cat to break loose if the collar gets caught on something. An ID tag or an implanted microchip can help insure that your cat is returned if he or she becomes lost.
General Cat Care #7: Litter Box
All indoor cats need a litter box, which should be placed in a quiet, accessible location. A bathroom or utility room is a good place for your cat’s box. In a multi-level home, one box per floor is recommended. Avoid moving the box unless absolutely necessary. Then do so slowly, a few inches a day. Cats won’t use a messy, SMELLY litter box. Scoop solids out of the box at least once a day. Dump everything, wash with a mild detergent (don’t use ammonia) and refill at least once a week, less frequently if using clumping litter. Don’t use deodorants or scents in the litter or litter box (especially avoid lemon scent).
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