Welcome to Koratonk
Welcome to Klahz Cattery, an ACFA ,CCAandCFA registered cattery, located in the rustic beauty of North Western Ontario’s Sunset Country. Here at Klahz, we lovingly share our home with two breeds of pet quality and show potential kittens, making some available to carefully selected homes on occasion. We breed Korats and Tonkinese, which are both short-haired cats, from oriental origins, albeit with very different personalities and looks.
We are affiliated with three major associations, as we mentioned above, but also with other catteries, breeders and clubs, so even if we don’t have what you’re looking for, we might be able to help you find it! Also, if you are interested in purchasing a cat, you will definitely want to check out the kitten page, to see who is currently available and our contract/sales agreement so you know what you’re getting into. Remember, the kittens are cute, but owning an animal is a lifetime proposition (at least for the animal’s lifetime…).
Having a cat is a wonderful experience! So, if you do like the ones you see, contact us and we will be happy to find one of ours that suits you. Feel free to follow all the links on the page and download any pictures or text that you like. If you have any questions that the page doesn’t answer, just e-mail us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
When choosing your dog’s diet it is important to consider the fact that dogs are carnivores. Your dog’s diet should be based on this fact. So in order to be an ideal diet, you need to be looking at feeding your dog only meat. Putting your dog’s diet on a vegetarian diet is not healthy for your pet and may not be suitable for long-term consultation. So if you do decide to put your dogs on a meat diet ensure that it is only in the form of meat.
Traditionally speaking if you buy meat as a special treat for your dog then you are butchering your dog’s food. Homemade food is a more natural option for dogs than store-bought, but then again it is a more expensive option. There are some people who argue that store-bought dog food has only become popular because of the famous commercial brands. But do they really? I have never fed my dogs any of the commercial dog food that I see advertised. The reason I do not is that each one is filled with preservatives and rubbish the dog can do with.
All dogs are meat eaters as long as it is being given the correct nutrition. Dogs are also scavengers and will eat the odd dead animal if the need arises. Certain types of meat do not agree with dogs too. They do not thrive on lamb and will not eat it. These foods are available on the supermarket shelves but you need to know which ones are better for your dog. Generally, you are better off giving your dog a good quality meat product.
If you want to make sure your dog is eating the best possible food then you should seek the advice of a vet. The vet will examine the diet your choosing for you. They will check for any deficiencies and other missing nutrients. Another option is to make your own packs. This can be expensive but you will know exactly what your dog is eating and it is cheaper than shop-bought.
So you dog is eating the correct food but is it the right one? It’s no good thinking he is eating the right food because the advertising will suggest the opposite. Also, most veterinarians suggest that dog owners give their dogs a home-cooked diet. It may be more difficult to idle a dog on a home-cooked diet, but it will be sure of providing the correct nutrients that are being eaten.
So you think you have educated yourself enough! Next, up is where do you get some good quality meat for your dog? You can actually go online and find some excellent sites where you can click on the results to buy the meat. Sometimes there are some antibacterial cultures or pet foods with vitamins and minerals included. These are great ideas.
Now you have some fantastic news -You do not have to buy expensive cuts or grades. Your local butcher will have a wide selection of good-quality cuts that are great for your dog to eat. Sometimes the cuts are for tiny dogs so when you get them together they make the best of what is available. Even the boneless chicken parts from the butcher are of exceptional quality. These can include skin, chicken, necks, and any other part you might want.
A cut of meat will come in brown, black, or gray and will be perfectly digestible by your dog. There are many reasons why you should choose to cook for your dog. He will have a better smell, be healthier, and live longer. Many pet food companies are advertising healthy dog food, but they are not. Most have low-grade ingredients and fillers. There are hundreds of brands on the market but you will only get what you pay for.
Your dog actually prefers variety in his diet and will be willing to eat different foods. It is very important when cooking for your dog that you avoid too many salts, spices, and seasonings. seasonings can be bad for your dog’s health and only add to his weight. Your dog is a carnivore, not an omnivore, he does not need to eat all those processed dog foods that are full of corn and other ingredients you can’t pronounce. Also, avoid giving your dog too many table scraps. There is nothing right about begging your dog for scraps and he will quickly lose his appetite and become finicky.
You can create some wonderful dishes yourself, and it is much healthier. It is also fun and surprising. You are going to save a lot of money when you prepare your dog’s food himself.
If you need some help you can become a skilled airtight container cleaner, and just remember, the cleaner the better it is for your pet, don’t trust it with yours.
And don’t underestimate the power of prevention. Start feeding your dog before he has a crisis, don’t wait until he is sick and irritated before you feed him.
Chewing during childhood can be normal behavior, however, when this behavior becomes a habit even as an adult dog it can be very annoying and annoying! This article is going to review the top 5 ways to stop your destructive chewing behavior.
- Remember that dogs Chew for several reasons: It could be that he is bored, lonely, teething when he feels anxious or frustrated, or it could be that he is seeking attention. so keep him occupied with chew toys and don’t give him too much space as you allow him to have ANY chew toys he wants to play with. Feed him, make him watch TV… whatever it takes to help him become calmer.
- You can buy amazing and very stylish chew toys for your dog. When I got my first dog at 10 weeks old, he would go crazy when he was allowed to start chewing on his playpen. I would buy him the chew toys and he would spend hours and hours trying to find the perfect one to chew on. If you have a large dog they make excellent chew toys and then you can just put one in his crate or the playpen. Warning, you have to watch him with the chew toy or he will swallow it and get very ill.
- Once you start to notice that he is beginning to chew on household items other than his playpen, you need to remove the chew toy and either move his pen closer to an exit or you can place his chew toy into another room without the door.
- Next, you want to take away anything that is tempting for him. Remember the whole purpose of this strategy is to get him to chew his toys and not something that is very valuable to you. You have to understand that you can not go to war with the enemy, so it is logical that you will need to get his attention with his chew toys. If you see that he is biting on something other than his toys you need to distract him and then hand him his chew toy. When he starts to chew on the chew toy you need to praise him and then offer him another toy.
- If you need to leave your dog alone while you are at work or school, you should consider create weaving the crate with his toys and then leaving him with a treat-filled toy so that he learns to appreciate it. One of the great benefits of having many toys for your dog is that it will get him used to chew on many different things.
The strategy that will be discussed in this article is the use of a positive reinforcement aggressive dog training method. You do not have to be aggressive to get your point across and you do not have to be upsetting either. As you are reading you will learn the 5 simple techniques that are used in dog training to stop a dog from chewing.
If you follow this with consistent patience and aggression you will achieve success and may even stop your dog from chewing in the future.
Be consistent in your approach. Do not think that by leaving him alone for a while he will forget what he is doing wrong. You need to show him what he should be doing.
Be firm and bring him to the designated spot where it is OK for him to chew.
Praise him when he starts chewing on his toys.
You cannot train your dog to stop chewing an object that is not his. If you believe he might be chewing on something that belongs to you remove it and bring him to his designated spot.
Do not leave temptation lying around so that he has the urge to chew. Make sure you keep eyeball proof and put away things that might be chewy. You need to keep him safe and one of the best methods of doing this is to place bitter apple spray on items that you want him to avoid.
When you catch him chewing on something he is not supposed to you need to make a loud noise that will get his attention and then give him his chew toy. When he begins to chew on his toy you need to praise him. This will help him to understand that chewing his toy is the right thing to do and so instead of chewing yours you can be sure to praise him for chewing his toy.
You need to be persistent and always stick to one way of training your dog. If you are not being consistent with your approach dog will pick up on your lack of consistency and will continue to behave in a manner that you do not want. It is important to only use positive training methods that actually work.
While you are training your dog remember that practice is essential. Just remember to apply the same techniques time after time and your dog will start to understand what behavior is expected.
If you need further help on how to stop your dog from chewing or even how to stop your dog from biting I provide a free dog training video lesson at the bottom.
As far as I’m concerned a dog in good health is one of the most beautiful things in the world and all because of the wonderful, loving nature that they adopt for us. Before adopting my Mutt I would never have thought that the importance of grooming was one of the most important things that go into making him such a great new family member. And no matter how wonderful a dog is that hasn’t got a place to sleep and a place to lie down or jump up on the furniture there some places that just don’t work. Since we adopted Max we have discovered a whole new world of grooming products and other neat little things that either didn’t work or made us look bends all over ourselves.
And for all the dogs that we have gone on and ruined for not bathing, haven’t had any accidents, and spend a fortune taking them to the groomers are things that none of us ever thought of when we bought Max. A couple of years ago I had an issue with giving the shampoo to Max. He would try and lick it off of my finger many times and in the end if all else fails just trust me and let him lick the bottle. Ever since this has been a thing I have trouble with and I know many of you have the same issues.
Now onto the fun stuff. I won’t bore you with everyday pet care. I know some of you like to talk to your dogs and talk them into doing things for you. I didn’t know until recently, that on a cold day you could actually leave Max tied to your bed with a hot water bottle. The reason I said tie him, is because he doesn’t like to jump very high and he’s a big dog. One time I left him tied up in the bedroom for just a minute. The little furball spun for 2 minutes before he decided to break the bottle. Of course, when we saw the mess, it was too late, but it was surprising and cool.
Some other things to consider in grooming and making your dog look great are:
1. Brush the Dog Regularly. Now I know some of you like to brush every day. I thought that it was just us but we were not alone. When we brush our teeth every day it is a given that eventually we brush Max’s teeth as well. When we took our dogs to get their sets of vaccines last year my vet suggested that we get dental checkups every 3 months. That’s how we discovered that we really enjoy taking our dogs to the vets and doing it on a regular basis. Max loves the process also because it keeps his teeth clean and lets him know when he’s done a good job.
2. Trimmed Nails. Max has light-colored nails so I do not recommend trying to trim them. If you’re not comfortable with trimming your pet’s nails consider a professional. If you’re not planning on trimming your pet’s nails consider all of the other things we do that can affect his health. His food, water, exercise, veterinary care, and other products we use.
3. Teeth Checkup
Every dog should have a dental checkup once a year. If you allow your dog to chew dry food that’s not soft enough to make him swallow it, or if you’re not sure, wait until he’s at least 4 months old when you give him his first set of teeth. The adult teeth which are typically located at the back of the mouth should be firmly pushed out so that they can observe and pronounced. Your dog’s teeth should be clean and without any brown spots. If you find that your dog’s teeth appear unhealthy or are flavorful or a strange color or foul odor then contact your vet. Other than making sure your dog eats a proper diet there are other things we can do at home to keep our dog’s teeth clean.
To help you keep your dog’s teeth clean I have put together a simple remedy. If you feed your dog hard kibble or food that is clicking or that otherwise feasible chew toys, which help limit the damage that bacteria can cause to your dog’s teeth then you should consider making this remedy part of your dog’s daily routine.
Some people even brush their dog’s teeth when they take their dogs out for a walk. We’ve all heard the warnings associated with that so I didn’t think much of it, but then I remembered what my mom told me, which is essential that you should brush your dog’s teeth every day. It’s an easy seven-minute habit that can save you hundreds of dollars in dental work. If you find that it is too difficult, then there are countless products that can actually help keep your dog’s teeth clean. Should you take your dog to the vet on a regular basis, then you should also include taking care of your dog’s teeth at home with no harm to your dog’s health. That is always the best way to go.
So how do you keep your dog’s teeth clean?