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Where you store your dog food can make a big difference regarding quality and freshness once it is opened. This means that you should consider choosing a freezer for the dog`s food to keep it safe, fresh and preserve its quality.

Here are five tips to help choose the best chest freezer for your dog`s food.

  1. Get to know the right temperature requirements of your dog`s food

Some of the pet food is best stored in freezing conditions and others lose vitamins in such conditions. Knowing the temperature requirements of your dog`s food will enable you to choose a freezer that offers the best storage conditions.

  1. Choosing a freezer that can fit your dog`s food

Make sure that you select a freezer that can accommodate your dog`s food comfortably. Choosing a small freezer that cannot hold all your dog`s food will only lead to wastage of resources. Also, you will waste money while buying a freezer that can hold double of your average dog`s food.

To make sure that you select the right size of a freezer, estimate your average dog`s food and how long you would wish to preserve it, then get the right freezer with enough space to accommodate that.dog-fridge-junk-food-labrador

  1. Ensure that the freezer is efficient

Before making a move to buy any freezer for your dog`s food first ensure that is working properly. A faulty freezer can lead to damage of your dog`s food hence heavy losses. Also, ensure that the freezer is consuming energy efficiently to avoid unnecessary expenses on energy.

  1. Don’t forget to compare prices

Different stores may have different prices for freezers for dog food. Ensure that you compare the prices to know which works best for you without compromising the quality of the freezer. Also, consider buying a freezer for your dog`s food from stores that offer warranty programs, reward programs and other forms of discounts.

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Cute-Dog-White-PicturesAfter the Fukushima Daiichi disaster, animal rescue was up an about saving dogs from Fukushima Daiichi disaster. Still many died with more languishing in the streets, as it was impossible for their guardians to take them. However the one thing that was clear was that animal disaster preparedness or any other emergency plan was lacking. In this case here are a number of things to do to save pets from disasters

Train your Pet 

The best way to ensure that your pet is safe from disaster, is training it to be disaster aware. In this regard by making mock disasters, train your dog to listen to commands and ignore all other distractions in such cases. Using your pet’s favorite hideout when they are scared is important to ensure they survive. In this case they will be more willing to come out of their safety hideout and to you, to safely be secured.


Emergency plan inclusion

4f364615e255131299bce36f8aaba0d2With there being disasters time and again, many people are often advised to make emergency plans to take their family to safety. In this case when making the said plans, it is important to include your pet in the plans. Always have additional space in the car or whatever means of transport is being used. Looking for pet friendly hotel should also be done, however it is always best to look for such when the emergency alarms are raised. Still if your emergency plan does not include your pet, adjustments should be made accordingly until it becomes natural to include them.

Learn pet first aid 

beagleThe first thing when the Fukushima Daiichi disaster survivors received was adequate first aid to ensure they are in the best health possible. However the opposite happened when it came to saving dogs from Fukushima Daiichi disaster. This is for the simple reason that although not many were saved, the few that did get that chance did not receive medical attention due to lack of knowledge. In this case as a pet owner it is important to learn how to perform first aid on your pet to save it regardless of the situation in question. In fact this has been made easier as within Red Cross is a comprehensive guide on Dog First Aid and Cat First Aid.

It is good to note that even after the disaster has passed, keeping your pet by your side is vital. This is for the simple reason that familiar landmarks and scents have vanished and will easily get lost and hurt in the process.

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hachicko-7As the spring draws near, more and more people are out with their pets, playing with them, walking them and enjoying their loyal company. As we all watch this kind of frolicking, we can’t stop to think about the strong bond between a dog and his owner. An incredible example of this kind of a bond between a human and a dog is portrayed in bittersweet story of loyalty and loss, the tale of Hachiko. He was born in the year 1923 and was adopted in the year 1924 by a professor named Hidesaburo who worked at University of Tokyo. Hachiko belonged to the breed Akita Inu which is found in Japan. The two shared an immensely loving bond right away. They both were so close that Hachiko would come to meet Hidesaburo at the end of everyday at the train station of Shibuya.

How He Became Famous
Hachiko was just a normal loving pet until the year 1925 when his loyalty towards his owner became legendary. One day his owner Hidesaburo never returned back home from his work. He suffered a brain hemorrhage at work and died on May, 1925. Still, Hachiko patiently waited for his owner to return from work at the station. Soon authorities came to knew that his owner has died and Hachiko was provided with a new home. But yet every single day, he escaped back to Hidesabura’s home and went to the station in hope that his beloved owner will show up. Hachiko soon stopped searching for Hidesbura’s home and realized the fact that he did not live there anymore but everyday he visited the railway station to wait for his return. This ritual continued for nine years during which Hachiko would wait patiently for his owner at the train station even during harsh weather conditions like rain and snow. He was fed by the passengers who had seen him with his owner during their past days.

Hachiko soon became a national icon for loyalty and immense love in Japan. He lived to see his bronze statue erected in his honour at the train station of Shibuya in the year 1934 but soon died after that in the year 1935. One more statue of Hachiko rests in Odate which is his hometown. The story of Hachiko is told in various movies like Scooby Doo And The Samurai and an American Movie called Hachiko starring Richard Gere.

Hachiko’s loyalty towards his owner is a legendary tale which portraits an immensely strong bond between a human and his pet.