Three unusual pets, You can take home with you

We might be a little biased, but we believe every home needs a little furry friend to be complete. For all they bring to our families and the love they share, pets add a valuable piece to the family dynamic that just isn’t found anywhere else.

Whether its being the cutest little alarm clock, the perfect place to hide your face during scary movies, or just someone who always enjoys your cooking, animals offer their unconditional love while all they ask for in return is some snacks and maybe a few belly rubs.

So needless to say, we are pet people. Cats, dogs, hamsters, even rats, we love them all! So in honor of our animal best friends and the love they share, we thought we would share with you some rather unique pets that you can bring home with you!

Because a family isn’t about who’s in it, but the love that is shared!

Hedgehogs…

These little cuddly pin cushions may not look like the perfect pet to snuggle up to, but hedgehogs offer some of the best companionship you can find.

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Despite their rather prickly exterior, beneath those little quills is a little heart of gold that just wants to spend time with you.

And on the topic of their quills, while they can provide a bit of a sting, hedgehogs only stiffen them when they feel threatened. Which means you can give them all the little kisses you want without a face full of quills in return.

Hedgehogs are known for their quirky personalities and rather shy nature. So if you bring one of these little cuties home with you, be prepared to keep an eye on them while they set out exploring their new home.

And while they can be a bit shy, once a hedgehog bonds with its new family, they quickly become attached and offer affectionate cuddles.

Vietnamese Potbelly Pigs…

Commonly called teacup pigs or mini pigs, these cute little oinkers are the perfect little companion for someone who wants a friend that is a bit on the unusual side.

pexels-photo-133468Though extremely cute, and almost impossible to say no to, Vietnamese Potbelly pigs require a special kind of family to call their own. Often praised for their intelligence and curiosity these little piggies will get themselves into anything and everything, so be ready to piglet proof your home when you bring one of these little cuties back with you.

Though you wouldn’t expect it, these domesticated pigs are some of the most expressive animals you can share your home with as they are eager to let you know how they feel.

It is often said that Vietnamese Potbelly pigs are almost human in the way the express emotion as they can squeal in happiness when you come home or sulk when they get into something they shouldn’t have opened.

Though, they may be called teacup pigs, once they fully grow, these little oinkers can weigh up to 45kg, so be ready for some heavy duty hugs if you bring one home!

 Sugar Gliders…

These flying marsupials are probably the cutest member of the marsupial family you’ll ever meet, and that’s saying something since they are from the same family as koalas.

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Native to Down Under, these flying sweeties are as unusual a pet as they are cute.Seriously, just look at those little hands and eyes!

Since these little flyers are prone to, well, flying, they need a bit of space to enjoy themselves. But given the right home and the right family, sugar gliders can become a cute addition to any family.

Although it is probably best that you enjoy some late nights, because these gliders are nocturnal by nature and rarely enjoy quality time when the sun’s out. So if you don’t mind spending your nights hanging out with your new little sweet companion, a sugar glider could be the perfect new addition to your home.

 

Love Comes in Types and Sizes with Furry Friends…

While there are some rather unusual animals you can share a home with, the one thing you’ll always find is unconditional love. For whatever size, color, fur, or preference, animals will always be there to hear about your long day, offer a wet nose for comfort, and a happy hug. All they ask for in return is a safe place to call home and a happy family to call their own.

 If we missed any unusual pets or if you have a unique pet of your own, we’d love to hear about it. Better yet, head over to our Facebook Page and post a picture of you and your unique pal on our wall!

 

About Unikorn, Inc.

Unikorn is an all-in-one marketplace for pet services that provides affordable and convenient solutions to your pet needs– directly to your home! Through our easy to use website and mobile app, you too can give unconditional love to your pet through our community of caregivers and pet-centric  services.  Order pet food & accessories from the best stores in town, request a vet for house calls, find the best place to care for your pet while you are away, discuss your day to day pet questions with the community, and more!

*NEW!* Unikorn recently launched Social Butterfly, a social networking platform to connect with other pet lovers. Share your favorite photos of your furry friends and follow other pet parents in our exclusive online pet community.

Download the Unikorn App now!

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.unikorn.unikornapp
Website: www.myunikorn.com

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It’s almost that time of the year where spooky costumes and night time fun take over…

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If you are a lover of all things Halloween like we are here at Unikorn, then you’re probably just as excited as we are to get dressed up!

That’s right, it’s almost time to put on our costumes, put out some candy, and of course get ready for some friendly scares!

And the only thing we love more than Halloween is our favorite four-legged friends. So any opportunity to include them in on the seasonal fun is a win in our book. So it only seems fair that while we get ready to dress up and scare up some fun, our furry friends get to join in on the action!

And while there are plenty of places selling costumes for our little loved ones, we believe that the best costumes are made with a lot of love, a little crafting, and of course a great idea. So instead of buying a costume, we decided to put together our own this year.

And now you can too!

All it takes is a free afternoon, some crafting supplies, a willing dog, and maybe a few treats, for the both of you. And just let your creativity flow!

Though if you are looking for some inspiration, we could help you out with these awesome costume designs that are super easy to finish and a bunch of fun to do!

The Cutest Little Monster…

This one is rather easy to do, doesn’t require your furry friend to wear too much, which is probably for the best, and best of all requires no sewing!

All you need is a couple of ping pong balls, some colored felt, a spare marker, a pair of scissors, and simply just a patient furry friend that is okay with becoming a not so ferocious monster for a night.

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We tried it out for ourselves and were able to go from friendly four-legged friend to friendly monster in less than a couple hours, although we should say at least half of that time was spent taking videos and laughing.

 If you want to try it out for yourselves, there is super easy to follow set of instructions for your own four legged monster costume detailing every step of the way, so try it out!

Your Very Own Beanie Baby…

Out all of the costumes we tried to make, this one was by far the easiest and according to a couple of us here, the cutest. If you were one of those 90’s kids that just had to have every Beanie Baby they made, then this one is perfect for you!

In less than an hour you can have your very own life size Beanie Baby, best of all, this one is definitely a collector’s item and one of a kind!

All you need is access to a printer, some red and white felt, a pair of scissors, a bit of ribbon, and a glue gun! That and a cute little friend to become your newest Beanie Baby…

It’s super easy and makes for a pretty comfortable costume for your favorite furry friend as well.

If you want to try this one out, there is pretty easy to follow guide for making your own DIY Beanie Baby costume right here.

Boooo-ark Booo-ark Boooo-aaark…

Ghosts and Halloween go together like a happy puppy and a new chew toy, so it wouldn’t be a complete list of costume ideas without a friendly ghoul or two.

This DIY ghost costume is a different take on the old classic bed sheet turned ghost costume but adapted for a smaller ghoul. Unlike the others, this one requires your best friend to wear something over their face, so it’s best to only try this one with a patient pet.

But if you want to give it a go, all you need is a spare bed sheet, a marker, some elastic bands and a pair of scissors.

After a few quick measurements, a couple cuts, and placing the elastic, you’ll have yourself a friendly ghost to keep you company while you watch scary movies.

If you need a little help, you can check this easy guide for turning your pooch into a friendly ghost and just follow along!
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There you have it, everything you need to let your four legged friends enjoy this Halloween as much as you will!

Be sure to snap a few photos of your new costumes and post them on our Facebook page so you can share them with all of us!

From all of us here at Unikorn,
Have a Safe and Happy Halloween!

 

Dog Grooming Routine To Keep Your Pet Healthy And Clean

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The happiest dogs are definitely the healthiest dogs. Many dog owners take great care to provide the best food for their pets but neglect grooming of their pets. The facilities that dog owners provide their pets sometimes gets negated because of poor health of the dogs. It is imperative to groom your dog well regularly to keep the pet happy and healthy, while preventing unwanted expenses towards treatment. A whole host of dog grooming services are available, that take care of the specific needs of dog owners. Let us take a deep look at what you can expect from services that take up dog grooming in Hyderabad.

A proper bath is mandatory

More often than not, dog owners tend to give a quick and hurried bath to their pets. This does not really serve any purpose. Time needs to be spend to work up a proper lather so as to rinse the dirt, dust and grime that collects on a dog’s coat. If, for instance, the coat of the dog is dense and deep, sufficient time needs to be spent to rinse thoroughly. Professional dog grooming services take great care to give pets a comprehensive and clean bath.

Cleaning of ears and clipping of nails

The ears of pets need to be cleaned carefully. Dogs experience great discomfort when the wax in the ears begin to collect dust. It is a fact that due to dietary preferences, dogs experience more wax formation. Therefore, the need to clean dog’s ears is more heightened. Professional groomers spend considerable time to thoroughly clean ears of dogs, leaving them squeaky clean after the session. Similarly, the nails of dogs, if left unclipped, can cause the dogs more harm. For instance, the hind legs of dogs are generally used to scratch themselves. Sharp nails can cause damage and infections. Professional grooming services clip the nails of pets to blunt them.

Keeping risk of infections low

The services of professional dog groomers can help to ensure that the pet remains healthy. This is primarily because of the fact that professional groomers are better equipped to understand the coat condition of the pets. The skin of dogs help to give a better understanding of the health of the pet. Professional groomers can discern the difference and suggest better care or a visit to the vet for intervention.

Tips & Guide To Hire A Best Dog Trainer For Your Dog

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There really is nothing more enjoyable than watching a trained and disciplined dog. Dogs that are out of control can be potential threats if temperamental issues are not dealt in time. Disciplined and trained dogs on the other hand, will never be a source of threat to members of the family. Untrained pets can wreak havoc on clothing and footwear or any other object of interest, not to mention poor behavior in the presence of guests. Some of the best dog trainers in Bangalore have consistently trained dogs to high levels of discipline.

Training humanely

Training of pets should never involve force, or deprivation of its necessities. It needs to be conducted in a proper manner without harming the dog. Professional trainers at Unikorn Pet Services India possess the ability to take the dog into control without harming it or causing fear or anxiety. Celebrity trainers have shown time and again that patience is the key to training pets. Professional trainers are better equipped to train pets patiently, rather than members of the family who may have other tasks to perform.

Showpiece training

A pet is a wonderful companion and possesses the ability to showcase talents. Experienced dog trainers in Bangalore offer training to dogs for showcasing talent. Dogs that perform tasks on command are a treat to watch and also help to bond the owner and the pet better. It is a fact that owners just love to see their dogs obeying their commands and enjoy the experience of being with their pets. Pet owners can continue the showpiece training of professional trainers and hone the skills of dogs.

Training to remain restrained

One of the important aspects of training is the command to dogs to stay restrained. This is useful in controlling the behavior of the dog and preventing situations from going out of control. It is not only safe for individuals, it is also safe for the pets. A pet that follows the command of its master to “stay” will be out of trouble, and also not put others in trouble.

How to tackle pet allergies

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Allergies are the worst! Constant sniffling, itchy eyes and nonstop sneezing… we’ve all been there. But did you know our furry friends experience these symptoms too?

Different types of grass, pollen and dust can cause our pets to feel down in the dumps. They may start scratching their skin, creating painful open sores that can become difficult to treat. These skin infections can become costly for pet owners.

According to Dr. Evan Antin, there are three types of pet allergies:

  1. Flea bite hypersensitivity
  2. Food allergies
  3. Seasonal/environmental allergies

So what do you do if your pets start sneezing and wheezing? The best thing you can do is take them to a veterinarian. The vet can assess the issue and come up with the perfect solution to fix the problem. This is usually done with a personalized allergy test to identify exactly what your pet’s allergic to, then an oral medication tailored to alleviating the symptoms.

Want to learn more? Check out this video below!
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Everything You Need To Know About Pet Boarding Services

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Understandably, pet boarding can make some pet owners nervous. The anxiety of leaving our beloved, four-legged friends under the care of strangers can be nerve-wracking. Will they give my pet the love and care he deserves? Will they feed, clean and groom him properly? Will they be able to handle his health and medical needs? The “what ifs” are seemingly endless. However, by educating yourself about professional pet boarding services and what they can do for your furry friend, you can put your mind at ease knowing that a reputable boarder can be an amazing asset to you and your pet.

First – remove any picture in your mind that your beloved pet will be spending his days trapped in a cage when you’re not around. Modern pet boarding services are basically luxury resorts for your animal. Comfortable accommodations, constant care and attention, playtime with toys and friends, high-quality food… some even have TVs! You name it, your pet will have access to whatever will make him feel more at home.

The next thing you should know is that pet boarders are crazy about animals too, just like you! They’ll do whatever it takes to give your pets the best care possible, and they are professionally trained to handle your pet’s needs. You can trust them to provide your pet with stimulating engagement, keep him happy and well-fed, and ensure its health and wellness until you’re back. Professional boarders will go the extra mile and become more than just your pet’s caretaker– they’ll become your pet’s friend.

So don’t worry – with the modern professional pet boarders in your city, your beloved animal is will be in great hands!

 

About Unikorn, Inc.

Unikorn is an all-in-one marketplace for pet services that provides affordable and convenient solutions to your pet needs– directly to your home! Through our easy to use website and mobile app, you too can give unconditional love to your pet through our community of caregivers and pet-centric  services.  Order pet food & accessories from the best stores in town, request a vet for house calls, find the best place to care for your pet while you are away, discuss your day to day pet questions with the community, and more!

*NEW!* Unikorn recently launched Social Butterfly, a social networking platform to connect with other pet lovers. Share your favorite photos of your furry friends and follow other pet parents in our exclusive online pet community.

Download the Unikorn App now!

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.unikorn.unikornapp
iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/unikorn/id1057032063
Website: www.myunikorn.com

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Top Dog Foods To Give Your Pet A Healthy And Happy Life

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Any pet lover understands the importance of good quality pet food and accessories for their furry family members. Pets are a source of endless love and fun – and they should have access to the best quality dietary items to make them feel their best. In this blog, you’ll learn how to find top dog foods in Bangalore to give your pet a healthy and happy life.

Step #1: Determine your canine’s needs

Different dog breeds have different dietary needs. Therefore, it’s important to understand the required proportions of various nutrients vary from dog to dog. Before purchasing any “complete food” package, visit a vet and determine the specialized dietary needs of your dog.

Step #2: Find the right food

After you know what your dog needs to live its healthiest life, start looking for specific food packages that offer the required nutrients in the requisite amount. Sometimes you can’t find everything your dog needs with just one brand. Try exploring different brands to see which works best for your pet.

Step #3: Search for deals

Once you have pinpointed the brand and product, start searching various pet stores in India to see if you can find a discount. Pet foods are costly, especially top brands – so finding deals can be a great way to give your pet the food he deserves while not breaking the bank. Try ordering in bulk in to save money. Bulk orders are often cheaper… plus it saves you extra trips to the pet store.

By following these simple steps, you can ensure that your beloved pet gets the best quality food for a happy and healthy life.

 

About Unikorn, Inc.

Unikorn is an all-in-one marketplace for pet services that provides affordable and convenient solutions to your pet needs– directly to your home! Through our easy to use website and mobile app, you too can give unconditional love to your pet through our community of caregivers and pet-centric  services.  Order pet food & accessories from the best stores in town, request a vet for house calls, find the best place to care for your pet while you are away, discuss your day to day pet questions with the community, and more!

*NEW!* Unikorn recently launched Social Butterfly, a social networking platform to connect with other pet lovers. Share your favorite photos of your furry friends and follow other pet parents in our exclusive online pet community.

Download the Unikorn App now!

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.unikorn.unikornapp
iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/unikorn/id1057032063
Website: www.myunikorn.com

Like the Unikorn page on Facebook | Sign up for Unikorn now!