Pit bulls have been misunderstood and demonized by many people because of their aggressive behavior. Although there is an air of truth in that opinion it would do well to note that Pit bulls are loyal, affectionate and faithful dogs.

Proper care and training would make your pit bull a well balanced and controllable dog. Going by their natural aggressive temperament, good training is best achieved from when they are puppies just like other dog breeds. Train him to get comfortable with leashes, being led on walks, listen and obey commands before he grows big and strong.

One advantage of pit bulls is that they do not require much grooming due to their short fur which can also be disadvantageous especially as it affects the regulation of body temperature. Owners must make sure not to expose their pit bull to extreme temperatures without adequate monitoring. They are prone to sunburn in summer and freezing in winter periods.

Excising your pit bull helps him spend his energy positively, they love to play fetch and because they are quite big and muscular may be predisposed to playing and hunting in nature. Your kids should not be left with a pit bull unsupervised as kids may not understand the body language of the dog especially when the pit bull needs to be left alone.

Feeding your pit bull right keeps him healthy by maintaining balanced weight and growth. Food quantity and frequency depends on the dog’s age or condition ie in pregnancy, nutritional needs change. An average pit bull weight is around 32 kg with a height of 10 inches.

Give your dog a healthy dose of dry food as it helps keep his teeth strong and healthy.

Overall, these over criticized dog breed is a good companion for 5-15 years which is the average life expectancy of a healthy well cared for a pit bull.

 

 

 

 

 

It is easy to get excited when you establish your first fish aquarium. You may assume it is an easy task and that it will probably take just a few hours to set it up.

You may feel it is quite an easy task to clean the new tank just simply by rinsing it with tap water, fill it with
gravel and sand, top it up with water, put some live plants, fix the lighting and install the filter.

Believe it or not, sooner or later the aquarium will start to look grubby due to building up of algae and debris particles and that is when the real work begins. Any sort of task involving cleaning and caring of your pet fish is usually last on the to-do list. If your aquarium looks unsightly and dirty, you will need to clean it.

Your fish will fall sick or even die if you do not make it a point to maintain it on a regular basis. If you are busy then a self-cleaning fish tank can help you to save time.

Unless your tank is in extremely bad condition, it is not necessary for you to dismantle it completely and to start all over again. Total re-hauling of the fish tank will diminish all the aquatic beneficial bacterial colonies that break down the waste produced in your aquarium.

Clean your aquarium in the order of sequence as follow namely the inside glass follow by decorations such as rocks and plants, gravel, outside glass and fixture and finally the filter.

One important mistake that you must avoid is cleaning the filter too soon after you have done with everything else in the tank. You should wait for at least two weeks before doing so.

Though the earlier major cleanings will have upset the bacterial colonies in the aquarium, the ecological system remains in balance because a significant number of the beneficial bacteria still reside within the media filter.

Cleaning the filter too soon after everything else will cause an ammonia spike due to insufficient beneficial bacteria to eliminate toxins that are harmful to the fish.

Use a filter brush to clear out the sludge that builds up in the small crevices of filter parts such as the tubing. Change the filter media every three weeks if it contains carbon ammonia absorbers or ion-exchange resins. You can leave some of the old filter media behind to repopulate the bacterial colonies.