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  • An Ancient Breed of Dog?

    Terrierman's Daily Dose
    PBurns
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:14 am
    Genetic research has given legs to something most canine historians knew was true: most breeds are not very old, never mind what Kennel Club breed enthusiast may claim. The supposedly "ancient" Ibizan hound and Pharaoh hound, for example, turn out to have been made up within the last 100 years or so -- no doubt bred to look like the drawings and sculptures of sleek, slender-necked canines with pointy ears and long snouts that were seen on the Pharonic tombs whose disovery were all the rage at the time of Carter. As for the Norwegian elkhound, which supposedly dated back to Viking dogs, it…
  • Macho men and fluffy dogs

    The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
    Jan
    18 Oct 2014 | 9:09 am
    As the San Francisco Giants successfully won a World Series spot, Giant legend Willie Mays (called Mr. October for some post season heroics) is spotted in an elevator at AT&T Park, holding a very fluffy pup. Is Willie carrying around the team's good luck charm or is it just a slow sports news day in San Francisco? Go, Giants!!
  • Big Dollar Savings on a Drug That Should be in Every Veterinary Kit

    Terrierman's Daily Dose
    PBurns
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:50 am
    If there's one antibiotic you want to have in your home health and veterinary kit, it's doxycycline.  It's the thing you use to treat Lyme and also a key component to treating heartworm, and it's not bad for flesh wounds . If terrorists ever spread Anthrax or the Bubonic Plague, it's the stuff you will want to have in your refrigerator. It's also useful to treat malaria if you happen to be in some backwater tropical cesspit where that's a reasonable concern.For the record, let's go over the basics when it comes to antibiotics: you do NOT dose with antibiotics for viruses, you must…
  • Misto

    Terrierman's Daily Dose
    PBurns
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:04 am
    From: Terrierman's Daily Dose To order the book. web site.
  • What Americans Need to Know About Ebola in Dogs

    Terrierman's Daily Dose
    PBurns
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:35 am
    Not a single damn thing.  There is no evidence dogs can even carry ebola, and there have only been three ebola cases in America (one brought from overseas).  As one wag pointed out, Taylor Swift fans kill more Americans every week than ebola has in the last 100 years!Remember, the thing that REALLY kills Americans and their dogs is Dihydrogen Monoxide and bumble bees.  And, as always, beware of the cows.That said, because Ebola is not much of a threat to Americans, is no reason not to remember what is happening right now in Wast Africa.  Ebola is a very serious threat in…
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  • Miracle Dogs: Rescue Stories

    Ryan
    11 Oct 2014 | 6:02 pm
    A great book about rescue dogs was released this week.  PetsitUSA was fortunate to receive an advanced copy of Miracle Dogs: Rescue Stories by Liz Stavrinides.  There are many stories of how amazing rescue dogs can be for pet owners and even other pets.  The book starts out strong by telling how a rescue dog changed the lives of an autistic boy and his family.  The inspirational stories continue, including how a rescue dog can help someone recover from the loss of a loved one.  Each story is accompanied by photos taken personally by the author.  An official description is below.  You…
  • Dog Treat Recall: Simply Nourish Biscotti

    Ryan
    9 Oct 2014 | 5:11 pm
    The latest recall is Simply Nourish Biscotti with Beef & Sweet Potatoes Dog Treats.  Only the  product with a specific expiration date is being recalled.  It was first reported by truthaboutpetfood.com.  An official press release can be found at PetSmart’s website.  It is listed below: Loving Pets Corporation has announced a voluntary recall of the following expiration date of Simply Nourish Biscotti with Beef & Sweet Potatoes Dog Treats due to the potential of mold growth. No other Simply Nourish or Loving Pets treats are affected. Product Description: Simply Nourish…
  • Pet Food Recall: Bravo Recalls Select Chicken and Turkey Pet Foods

    Ryan
    26 Sep 2014 | 9:52 pm
    Here is the latest pet food recall due to the risk of salmonella.  The full FDA report is below. Bravo Recalls Select Chicken and Turkey Pet Foods Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk Contact Consumer: 866-922-9222 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 26, 2014 – (Manchester, CT) Bravo of Manchester, CT is recalling select lots of Bravo Turkey and Chicken pet foods for dogs and cats because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially…
  • Prosperous Pet Business Online Conference

    Ryan
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:36 pm
    Here’s some official information on the free online conference starting September 22! Ready to take your business to the next level? PetSitUSA is a proud sponsor at the upcoming Prosperous Pet Business Online Conference  hosted by Kristin Morrison. Speaking at the conference will be top experts in pet business, including Patti Moran, Andrea Arden from Animal Planet, Ian Dunbar and many more top pet business experts! The goal of the conference is to inspire pet business owners to break through problems, get unstuck, and move forward on business goals. In short, to empower you to fulfill…
  • Pet Food Recall: Pedigree Expanded Recall

    Ryan
    3 Sep 2014 | 7:58 pm
    This is an expansion of the previous recall of PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food products from last week.  In addition to the previous 22 pound bags being recalled, there is a recall of “55-pound bags of PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food products sold in Sam’s Club in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.”  The official FDA Report is below: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 31, 2014 – At PEDIGREE®, we care about all dogs and their safety and well-being is extremely important to us, and to our mission – to make a Better World for Pets. For…
 
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    The Pet Blog Lady - Celebrating Our Pets

  • Name My Goat Contest - A Companion For Sahali

    The Pet Blog Lady
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:14 am
    (Kechena and Sahali Raven, her daughter) Guest contributor:  Diane C. Nicholson of Twin Heart Photo Productions At the beginning of this month, with my head buried deep in my horse’s mane, I felt her life gently ebb from her diseased body. Kechena (ke-shay-na),  was a granddaughter of the great Secretariat.  But, as is so often the case with horse racing, she was retired at the age of 4 after breaking a leg during a race. My old horse, Beau, had just died and I took the beautiful, highly spirited mare.  She had one Dutch Warmblood filly, Sahali Raven, and I allowed mom and daughter to…
  • Cat Person or Dog Person....Which One Are You?

    The Pet Blog Lady
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:57 am
    Not exactly sure how they pull of these statistics but interesting nevertheless.  I call myself an "Animal Person".   How about you? 
  • One Dog Organic Bakery - Passionate About Animal Safety & Health

    The Pet Blog Lady
    12 Oct 2014 | 6:05 pm
    Disclosure:  (As required by the FTC)  One Dog Organic Bakery is a participant in the Posts for Pets fundraising project with the sponsored fee going directly to the SPCA in Puerto Vallarta. It's an opportunity for businesses to showcase their product(s) while helping to feed the many cats and dogs at the Puerto Vallarta Animal Sanctuary.  Guest contributor: Veronica Glynn (Founder/Owner) We realize that you have many choices nowadays when it comes to your pet's food. Our goal is to build a relationship with you and your pet. Getting to know their needs and wants and…
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    Art Dog Blog

  • This Artist's Growing Pains

    10 Oct 2014 | 12:08 pm
    So much has been happening this year, it is a year of both major growth and major loss. Back in June we had to say goodbye to our sweetest pup Ajax. His illness came out of nowhere and with tons of tests we still do not know what took him and we are still blaming ourselves for things we could have done better and second guessing the choices we made.  Those are things I tell my clients never to do, and yet it is human nature, especially when you are hurting so much.© rebecca collins / artpaw.comSweetest Boy Ever ... AjaxIn August we adopted a wee little pup named Higgins, he and Whitman…
  • Mosaic Monday: Tempered Glass Worskhop

    15 Sep 2014 | 10:48 am
    "Blast Off"© rebecca collins 2009"Blast Off" ( detail)© rebecca collins 2009Today I have been prepping to teach a workshop that will take place next Sunday on Tempered Glass Mosaics. I have taken the workshop myself twice and it is always a lot of fun.  Tempered glass is the type of glass we have in our cars. Definition:Tempered glass is a type of safety glass processed by controlled thermal or chemical treatments to increase its strength compared with normal glass. Tempering puts the outer surfaces into compression and the inner surfaces into tension. Such stresses cause the…
  • Mosaic Monday/ Butterflies and other news

    25 Aug 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Above is another Artificial Pollinator that I created for my pal Eve Lynch's Butterfly Mosaic project. You can see a few butterflies from her last project by clicking here.  I missed out on that first call out as I thought I was too busy ... you have to make time for the things that matter and this is such a fun group community project. I just had to take part this time. Eve will be installing the flutter of submissions at an elementary school in Florida...............Check it out!  I made my local neighborhood magazine the Lakewood Advocate! This is their special pet issue that…
  • Mosaic Monday/ An Artist Lives Here

    11 Aug 2014 | 3:28 pm
    I took my students on a fun field trip to Barb Dybala's studio in Rockwall Texas this last weekend. I was trying very hard to create a video using i-movie that would combine my shots from my earlier 2011 trip with some voice-over and the editing task became way too daunting today so  I went with a quick little slideshow from just the Saturday trip. I will try to write more soon about the day trip and include a longer movie with voice-over.Visit Barbara Dybala at her website : http://barbaradybala.com/
  • East Dallas Pet Portraits

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Here at Art Paw we ship all over the globe and yet these last few years I find myself creating more and more portraits for clients in my own East Dallas neighborhood and often I know these pets so it makes it even more fun. Today I will post just a few of our local Dallas pups."Chloe and Higgins" The smiling duo above is an older project. I met Chloe & Higgins' Mom years ago when I rescued a Cow Dog Stray from Little Forest Hills. "Sophie"Spinone ItalianoAbove is Sophie and her Mom owns the Rocket Science Hair Salon on Garland Road. Since her Mom is a genius with color highlights I…
 
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    Terrierman's Daily Dose

  • What Americans Need to Know About Ebola in Dogs

    PBurns
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:35 am
    Not a single damn thing.  There is no evidence dogs can even carry ebola, and there have only been three ebola cases in America (one brought from overseas).  As one wag pointed out, Taylor Swift fans kill more Americans every week than ebola has in the last 100 years!Remember, the thing that REALLY kills Americans and their dogs is Dihydrogen Monoxide and bumble bees.  And, as always, beware of the cows.That said, because Ebola is not much of a threat to Americans, is no reason not to remember what is happening right now in Wast Africa.  Ebola is a very serious threat in…
  • Big Dollar Savings on a Drug That Should be in Every Veterinary Kit

    PBurns
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:50 am
    If there's one antibiotic you want to have in your home health and veterinary kit, it's doxycycline.  It's the thing you use to treat Lyme and also a key component to treating heartworm, and it's not bad for flesh wounds . If terrorists ever spread Anthrax or the Bubonic Plague, it's the stuff you will want to have in your refrigerator. It's also useful to treat malaria if you happen to be in some backwater tropical cesspit where that's a reasonable concern.For the record, let's go over the basics when it comes to antibiotics: you do NOT dose with antibiotics for viruses, you must…
  • Killing Off Ocean Predators

    PBurns
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:37 am
    Sharks Fins Drying | sourceScientists analyzing more than 200 published food records from all over the world, which included more than 3,000 ocean species, have concluded that in the 20th century humans reduced the biomass of predatory fishes by more than two thirds and that most of this alarming decline has occurred since the 1970s.Many of these predatory fish species are known to be in trouble. The International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened Species considers 12 percent of grouper, 11 percent of tuna and billfish and 24 percent of shark and ray species to be…
  • An Ancient Breed of Dog?

    PBurns
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:14 am
    Genetic research has given legs to something most canine historians knew was true: most breeds are not very old, never mind what Kennel Club breed enthusiast may claim. The supposedly "ancient" Ibizan hound and Pharaoh hound, for example, turn out to have been made up within the last 100 years or so -- no doubt bred to look like the drawings and sculptures of sleek, slender-necked canines with pointy ears and long snouts that were seen on the Pharonic tombs whose disovery were all the rage at the time of Carter. As for the Norwegian elkhound, which supposedly dated back to Viking dogs, it…
  • Misto

    PBurns
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:04 am
    From: Terrierman's Daily Dose To order the book. web site.
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    DogWalkBlog

  • Who writes the music?

    Rufus Dogg
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:29 am
    The ultimate argument against cutting beauty out of a product or service. Continue reading →
  • The last Sundae of the season at JDs Custard

    Rufus Dogg
    28 Sep 2014 | 4:25 pm
    It was the last day of the season at JD’s Custard in Englewood and we couldn’t miss the going-away party. Here is our visit. We all piled into the puppy mobile: Charlie didn’t really want to ride, but I had … Continue reading →
  • The value of few

    Rufus Dogg
    26 Jan 2014 | 12:47 pm
    This is a three pound bag of gummi bears. When you have a three pound bag of gummi bears, you don’t value each bear as much as when you have a bag of ten. Send to KindleTweet Tags: Pop Culture
  • How we survived the Polar Vortex

    Rufus Dogg
    11 Jan 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Here’s how we survived the Polar Vortex. Not really sure what all the humans were complaining about. Send to KindleTweet Tags: Pop Culture
  • Good vs bad cholesterol

    Rufus Dogg
    18 Mar 2013 | 7:29 pm
    Bad cholesterol is when you spend an entire life feeding your body processed, high-fat, high carb foods, sitting alone in a beanbag chair in your underwear, with a game controller in your hands. Your arteries eventually harden, you suffer a … Continue reading →
 
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  • Dogs Trust Loughborough: The great rehoming mystery!

    Billy Bob
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:14 am
    In the world of animal rehoming, there is one great mystery that stumps many, even those who’ve worked in the industry for many years; why are some dogs overlooked?We’ve all heard about how black dogs are harder to rehome but here at Loughborough the team are dumbfounded as to why these five special pooches have been overlooked.  Collies Kye and Polly, Beagle cross Frank, Crossbreed Cassidy and SBT  Stevie are firm team favourites and have been repeatedly overlooked by visitors looking for their new best friend.  Latest research into people’s choices when choosing a new…
  • Dogs Trust Evesham - Newt Sanctuary

    Billy Bob
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:18 am
    The ecology here is so rich and valuable to our centre and we are working to ensure all steps are made during our rebuild to preserve the natural balance here at Dogs Trust Evesham. From Bats in our education centre to Great Crested Newts in our pond our aim is to keep our centre enriched with wildlife. As the current pond is so close to the building work we need to ensure their safety is taken seriously and their habitat could be at risk. For this reason we are building a brand new pond built with them in mind, away from the rest of the rebuild in one of our fields here. We will be trained…
  • Hooray For Ray!!

    Billy Bob
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:35 am
    At the end of August we received a very exciting telephone call from former boxer and builder Ray Bulloch who owns R&G Builders and Property Maintenance. Ray called to say that he would very much like to donate over £1000 to us in form of toys and treats for all of the dogs in our care - which obviously we were really very grateful for!Kind Ray wanted us to decide what he ordered for our curious canines so swung by Head Office in his amazing pink builders van - to let us choose the gifts for our dogs.Ray with office dog Daniel Hannah in our Ops Department had great fun choosing lots…
  • Dogs Trust Loughborough: Luna's Video Blog

    Billy Bob
    3 Sep 2014 | 3:51 am
    Luna is a 2 year old Alaskan malamute that currently lives here at our Loughborough centre. She is currently looking for an active home who will give her the mental and physical stimulation she needs. Ideally she will live in a home that will work her either canie x or cart pulling to give her the right amount of exercise. The reason we have done a video blog for Luna is to show the work we have been doing with her to help improve her welfare also work on a few of her flaws. The video blog is focusing on teaching Luna a trick routine, this may seem to only be teaching her just a few…
  • Dogs Trust Loughborough - Tales from the Dog Suit Part 2

    Billy Bob
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:37 am
    “Yes it’s hot in here!”Some people have been asking the name of the big yellow dog. It’s ‘Poochie’, yes that’s right Poochie. Not Elvis, or Dave, or even Buster. Where did it come from? Well, I was waiting in line to do the flyball event and the lady shouted from the other end, “What’s your name?” as she had to call me to go and get the ball. (Watch the video below for how flyball works, it sound complicated but collies and lots of other dogs appear to love it!) It really was the first name that popped into my head. Next time I’ll know to have a cool name picked…
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  • Camel Train Song

    pet
    6 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Performed by The Danville Trio I previously posted the words to The Camel Train Song Lyrics. Or you can watch The Camel Train on youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8kmFDIXf6s The Camel Train Song By Danville Trio The post Camel Train Song appeared first on .
  • Admiral Oscar Badger II – Wed. Hero

    pet
    2 Oct 2014 | 2:56 pm
    Admiral Oscar Badger II 68 years old from Washington, D.C. June 26, 1890 – November 30, 1958 During his 41 years of service, Admiral Oscar Badger II saw action in the U.S. occupation of Veracruz as well as both World Wars. He was awarded four Legion of Merit awards, the Navy Cross as well as the Medal Of Honor. You can read more about Oscar Badger II here and here These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives just so that we may get to enjoy our freedom. For that I am proud to call them Hero. Those Who Say That We’re In A Time When There Are No Heroes, They Just…
  • Convention Of States

    pet
    1 Oct 2014 | 11:02 am
    SIGN THE PETITION. CALL FOR A… CONVENTION OF STATES Join the Convention of States grassroots movement, rejoice in restoring America to again be a Land of Freedom and Liberty! “We, the people of the State of Florida, being grateful to Almighty God for our constitutional liberty…” (Florida Constitution) The post Convention Of States appeared first on .
  • Constitution Day Of The United States

    pet
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:29 am
    Happy Constitution Day! HT:personalliberty.com “Preamble We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. Article I SECTION. 1. All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives. SECTION. 2. The House of…
  • 9-11~ 13 Yrs. Later

    pet
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:50 am
    The terrorist attackers on the morning of September 11, 2001 took America by surprise. Islamic terrorists flew American Airlines Flight 11 into the north side of the north tower of the World Trade Center at 8:46 a.m. United Airlines Flight 175 crashed into the south tower At 9:03 a.m. Both towers collapsed. American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon- Arlington County, Virginia at 9:37 a.m. The fourth hijacked plane, United Airlines Flight 93, crashed in a field in southwest Pennsylvania, at 10:03 a.m. 2,996 people died in these terrorist attacks. The simple truth is that the…
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    Scratchings-and-Sniffings

  • Let's Hear It For Mother Nature and Wolves

    Yvonne DiVita
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:18 am
    Fascinating story. Fascinating facts. Looking at our ecosystem and why we humans should not be in charge of it, perhaps. Or, why some of us understand Mother Nature better than others.  Looking at the effect of one population of wolves and how they altered, for the better, a whole ecosystem. Amazing look at "How Wolves Change Rivers"... great photography and editing. Makes one glad to be in the world. Enjoy. I did.
  • The Power of Animal Wisdom

    Yvonne DiVita
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:58 am
    They don't speak our language. They have communication issues. They are mostly subservient to 'man'. They live close to the ground, or high in trees. They go about their business ... the business of life... without regard to politics or weather or technology.  They are the animals of the world. Why do we act as if they are mindless or blind or stupid? Why do we humans insist on our dominance?  It's primarily, IMBO <in my brazen opinion, why be humble?>, because we buy into the religious teachings of various groups who say we are here to control the world.  Hogwash. We are here to be…
  • Wordy Wednesday - The Cat Speaks Up

    Yvonne DiVita
    8 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Oh if the kitties could talk!
  • It Began In My Youth

    Yvonne DiVita
    5 Oct 2014 | 3:33 am
    Carmel, sleeping That it did. This love I have for animals. It began in my youth. I was drawn to dogs and cats. I wanted the warmth and love and affection they offered. I never felt fear or discomfort and couldn't understand those who did. What's to fear in a dog? I often wondered. Even a Rottweiler or a Doberman Pinscher. Or, a German Shepard, cause back in the day, those were the dogs everyone feared and raged against. In my youth... I recognized the real value of a pet. I didn't yet know that any animal could be a pet. Perhaps there were homes with lizards and ferrets, back then in the 50s…
  • Travels with Casey: New York Times Best Seller!

    Yvonne DiVita
    3 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    by Yvonne DiVita I have been so lax at writing in this blog, it embarrasses me! I'd whine about the overwhelming life I live, but, I have a feeling everyone else is as busy as I am. Sigh. There is no excuse except... I battle carpal tunnel, I battle overwork, and I battle time. Sound familiar? How do you handle it all? Today, I want to talk about a fab new book. I'm reading it...haven't finished it yet, so, prepare for the actual review of it when I'm done with it. And, I even have one to give away! It's called Travels with Casey: My Journey Through Our Dog-Crazed Country by Benoit…
 
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    The Poodle (and Dog) Blog

  • The miracle underdog '69 Mets and the black cat

    Jan
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:40 am
    The 1960's was not a happy time for many New York City baseball fans. Their beloved Dodgers and Giants had moved to California and the new team, the New York Metropolitans, were the punchline of a joke. As the 1969 season opened, the odds were barely one in a hundred that they would win the World Series. In August they were 9 games behind the league leading Cubs. But the Cubs in typical Cubs fashion...
  • I don't want to talk about it

    Jan
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:49 pm
    San Francisco 49ers - Denver Broncos -
  • Ebola-quarantined dog is inspiring new canine protocol

    Jan
    18 Oct 2014 | 10:46 am
    Bentley, the cute King Charles Spaniel owned by Ebola-stricken Texas nurse Nina Pham, 26, seems to be thriving under quarantine – cared for by Dallas workers in full protective gear. They are feeding him, playing with him, showering him with attention and affection. He is being monitored under a 21-day quarantine. His owner was transferred last week from Dallas to the National Institute of Health in Maryland. “[Bentley] is doing well. He’s sleeping well. He’s...
  • Macho men and fluffy dogs

    Jan
    18 Oct 2014 | 9:09 am
    As the San Francisco Giants successfully won a World Series spot, Giant legend Willie Mays (called Mr. October for some post season heroics) is spotted in an elevator at AT&T Park, holding a very fluffy pup. Is Willie carrying around the team's good luck charm or is it just a slow sports news day in San Francisco? Go, Giants!!
  • A 2015 calendar for dog lovers

    Jan
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:37 am
    An animal rescue group, Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue, is taking orders for its 2015 calendar aptly named Hunks and Hounds. It features some of the dogs available for rescue posing with topless male models. Louie's Legacy is a non-profit animal rescue that saves, rehabilitates and re-homes animals from high-kill shelters across the United States. Celebrity photographer Mike Ruiz was inspired to help raise funds after he adopted his beloved dog, a Pit Bull named Oliver....
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    Raise a Green Dog!

  • An easy Fall plan to treat your lawn organically for the health of your dog!

    Johann The Dog
    7 Oct 2014 | 12:29 pm
    It's that time of year! The weather is cooler, some days have a nip in the air, some days are warm as toast, and the early leaves of Fall are dropping. This is the perfect time to get your lawn in great shape to take on the Winter weather, and come out looking fabulously green, healthy and lush come Spring. So let's get started! First let's talk about why you should plan, build and maintain Click on the title to read more!
  • Make your own homemade dog tug toy from repurposed clothing!

    Johann The Dog
    5 Oct 2014 | 3:54 pm
    On the day after adopting Rach (the newest puppy host for Raise A Green Dog), I drove with friends to South Carolina to meet him and take him home. It was a quick day trip, so when it was time to head home, I put a spare harness on him that I had with one of my favorite long-lasting leather leashes, and what did he do? He started tugging with the leather leash. For those of you who do agility Click on the title to read more!
  • Just because it's fall doesn't mean ticks aren't a danger to your dog!

    Johann The Dog
    25 Sep 2014 | 5:13 am
    It was nearly one year ago that our Gracie woke up one morning went out to do her business and collapsed in the yard. I picked her up and discovered that she was very, very warm. Immediately I took her temperature and found she had a dangerous fever of 106 degrees. Quickly we jumped in the car and rushed her to the vet. Mum instantly knew that it was a very good possibility that this was a Click on the title to read more!
  • Our tips on finding safer and healthier products for your dog.

    Johann The Dog
    24 Sep 2014 | 4:07 am
    Last week we outlined information about the safety of a wide variety of dog products from bowls, to beds, to toys and more. Before proceeding, we encourage you to learn more about the potential of dangerous chemicals contained in many dog products on the market by reading our post. Now for our tips to help you find healthier dog products, dog toys, beds, bowls and more for a healthier, happier Click on the title to read more!
  • Sweet potato chews; a healthy, chewy treat for your dog!

    Johann The Dog
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:20 am
    I love this time of year, the cooler air, the leaves, the hikes and agility! Another thing I really love are the sweet potato chews that Mum likes to make for us since sweet potatoes are a staple in our fall shopping bag. Today we sharing are favorite recipe that you can share with all your dog loving friends and family: Wash a sweet potato (organic is best and we peel them). Cut down the Click on the title to read more!
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    Lifestyle | Lifestyle

  • The Dogs Of New York Project Snaps The Big Apple's Finest Pups

    22 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    The broad concept behind photographer Kim Wolf's Dogs Of New York project is to portray a "celebration of New York City's dogs and the people who love them." The charm comes in the details though, as each portrait of a pooch and his or her person is captioned to reveal a fragment of their story and relationship. Here are five that deliver the most impact. Share this image All images via Kim Wolf's Dogs Of New York Moncho and Baby are two genial giants who live out in the Brownsville area of Brooklyn. "Smart, loyal and gentle," says their owner, Tuscon, before adding, "and socialized -- that's…
  • Shelter Dog Adoption Fees Are a Better Deal Than You Think

    22 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Although I am writing this post in favor of Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, a lot of my recent rescue work has been with felines. Friends of my teenaged daughter, Zinnia, brought three kittens home without asking their parents first. When the parents refused to keep the kittens, these young ladies were frantically pleading on Facebook for someone to take them. They had to get the kittens out of their homes that very day. For whatever reason, they wound up at our house.  Share this image Our dog Lilly sitting with Luther, one of our rescue kittens. Photo by Kezia Willingham. We did not go…
  • Nepal's Kukur Tihar Festival Is Diwali for Dogs

    22 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Diwali, one of the great celebrations in the Hindu calendar, is a five-day autumn festival generally known as the festival of lights. Each day has its own focus, and specific observances vary from one denomination of Hinduism to another. Regardless of regional and denominational differences, Diwali is a period of gift-giving, storytelling, and recognition of the relationships humans have with all things. Share this image Diwali practices vary. In Nepalese Hinduism, Kukur Tihar is a day devoted to the celebration of dogs. Photo by iamsahadev on Instagram. In Nepal, Diwali is called Tihar.
  • Why Severely Matted Hair Needs Professional Attention

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    If you know a dog with a soft and long, shaggy or curly coat, then you probably know the feeling of running your fingers through your friend’s fur only to discover a nasty bit of tangled, unpartable hair -- a mat. These stubborn clumps of hair range in severity from just unsightly to downright dangerous. My mom’s senior dog, Rags, is a mop-like creature of unidentifiable lineage, and although she was named because of her high-maintenance hair, I think she is loved in spite of it. Share this image My mom texted me these autumn glamour shots of Rags in all her shaggy, pre-haircut glory.
  • Border Collie Puppies in Pictures, at Play, at Work, and at Rest

    21 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Border Collies were not developed as a distinct breed until the late 19th century. However, their ancestors had worked as sheepdogs along the border of Scotland and England since the Romans occupied the British Isles. Border Collie puppies don't really care about borders, and in the last couple of centuries, they have spread out over the face of the Earth. Share this image The first adventure I have each day is getting out of bed. Way cuter when it's Border Collie puppies. Photo by cloverthebc on Instagram. Highly regarded for their trainability, loyalty, and intelligence, Border Collie…
 
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    Wayne Pacelle: A Humane Nation

  • An Epidemic of Unprovoked Human Attacks on Wolves

    Wayne Pacelle
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:25 pm
    If you want to understand why The HSUS and HSLF are working so hard to prevent the trophy hunting, commercial trapping, and hounding of wolves in Michigan, look no farther than the other states in the Great Lakes region and in the Northern Rockies that recently instituted seasons on wolves. Trophy hunters and trappers and hound hunters are taking a big toll, killing a third of the wolves in a single year in some of these states. If this is what “recovery” means, then I am sure the wolves don’t want any of it. Here are the numbers for the 2012 and 2013 alone:   Idaho: Of the 606…
  • Bill Maher, Danny DeVito Tell Chris Christie That Pigs Matter

    Wayne Pacelle
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:38 am
    Comedian Bill Maher made a special appeal to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie – asking him, on the opinion pages of Saturday’s New York Times, to sign a bill banning gestation crates. Noting that polling shows that a rather astonishing 93 percent of New Jersey voters want him to sign the anti-confinement measure, Maher said Christie should make the Garden State the 10th in our country to establish rules that treat pigs better. On October 16th, the day S. 998 cleared the legislature, actor Danny DeVito, also urged Christie to do the right thing.  “Chris, please sign the ban on…
  • Tremendous News From Southeast Asia: Steep Drop in Rhino Horn Use in Vietnam

    Wayne Pacelle
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:02 am
    A new poll reveals that demand for rhino horn in Vietnam has declined, just within the last year, by a startling 38.1 percent, mainly as a result of a multi-faceted marketing campaign by Humane Society International and the government of the southeast Asian nation. The United Nations identified Vietnam as a top market for sales of rhino horns – a process that has driven the killing of more than 1,800 rhinos in South Africa over the last two years – and it was that information that caused us to swing into action. But the rapid shift in public attitude has been surprising even…
  • Pennsylvania Senate Takes Aim at Live Pigeon Shoots

    Wayne Pacelle
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Last night, the Pennsylvania Senate took a legislative action we’ve been pining to see for two decades: it passed a provision to ban live pigeon shoots as part of a larger anti-cruelty bill, which also includes a ban on the sale and consumption of dogs and cats for meat. The vote on HB 1750 was 36 to 12, with 21 Democrats and 15 Republicans coming together to stand against these forms of animal cruelty. The House has already passed a version of the animal cruelty bill that contained the ban on selling dog and cat meat, and the revised bill just needs to gain concurrence next week in the…
  • Victory: India Becomes a Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Nation

    Wayne Pacelle
    14 Oct 2014 | 1:18 pm
    India will ban the import of cosmetics that have been tested on animals anywhere in the world after November 13th. Coming just months after India heeded our call to ban domestic animal testing for cosmetics, this latest move assures that cosmetics sold in the country will no longer be associated with animal suffering. With the European Union enacting a similar ban, two giant economic markets have adopted sweeping policies to usher in a new era in cosmetics testing. India is now the first cruelty-free cosmetics zone in South Asia. Photo: iStockphoto Humane Society International's…
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    The Days of Johann, an agility dog!

  • Black and White Sunday: Awwwwww.....Sun!

    Johann The Dog
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:22 am
    After some super big storms, and three more days of rain, Mr. Sun finally came back for a long visit! I missed you Mr. Sun! <!-- start LinkyTools script --><!-- end LinkyTools script --> Click on the post title to continue reading. And visit my blog to read more! Woofs!
  • Thoughts about Snooker....and those elusive Super Q's from a dog's point of view.

    Johann The Dog
    8 Oct 2014 | 6:48 am
    Well, there seems to be a lot of discussion again about Snooker, particularly Super Q's, in many of the discussion boards. Over the years this topic seems to rear it's head a few times per year. We read the comments on the USDAA sounding board nearly every time the topic presents itself, again, and again. We've been doing agility for over nine years now. Not as long as many, but longer than Click on the post title to continue reading. And visit my blog to read more! Woofs!
  • More agility practice!

    Johann The Dog
    8 Oct 2014 | 5:57 am
    Last Saturday, we got to go to Norcross to agility practice in one of our favorite places. One of the big things we like to do here is help Gracie with her teeter, as this is where she picked up the fear a few years ago. And they have some baby agility equipment in a back room and Mum thought it would be really fun for Rach. In addition, this is one of my favorite places to run, so Mum knew I'd Click on the post title to continue reading. And visit my blog to read more! Woofs!
  • Organic! Is it all it's cracked up to be? #OrganicPet

    Johann The Dog
    6 Oct 2014 | 5:07 am
    This post is sponsored by Castor and Pollux Natural Petworks and the Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Organix Pet Food, but you know that I, Johann The Dog, only share information we feel is relevant to our readers. Castor and Pollux Natural Petworks is not responsible for the content of this article. If you know us, you know how we focus on a Click on the post title to continue reading. And visit my blog to read more! Woofs!
  • Black and White Sunday: Look but don't touch!

    Johann The Dog
    5 Oct 2014 | 3:41 am
    Look what we found in the yard the other day! Mum has learned over the years living here on our mountain, that sometimes things aren't what they seem. So when she sees something very odd, she usually takes a photo, does a quick Google search to see what that weird thing may be. Good thing she did with this little guy, as we hear he packs a nasty sting. Native to Eastern North America, the Click on the post title to continue reading. And visit my blog to read more! Woofs!
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    Earth Friendly Pet Supplies - GreatGreenPet.com

  • Give Your Dog a Recycled Bone!

    greenpet
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:50 am
    Here’s one dog bone you won’t mind letting your dog have…over and over again! This dog bone is made of 100% recycled plastic and made out of discarded plastic, originally headed for the dump.  Each bone is 6 1/2 inches long, making it a good sized toy for any dog breed.  Black in color, soft in texture and loaded with hours of enjoyment for your dog. Recycled Dog bone is available from Branch Home for $12.
  • Dog Bed in Eco-Friendly Materials

    greenpet
    18 Oct 2014 | 9:46 am
    A comfy, cozy dog bed is a must for your pet, unless you are happy for him to take over the couch! This bolster bed is wonderfully soft but still supportive with plenty of room to stretch out on. The bed is hand made in Montana from recycled materials and has a cover in soft fleece fabric that is easy to wash. It is available in four colors, copper, thyme green, natural wheat, and sea blue and comes in various sizes from the enormous extra large (32” x 26”) to a petite small (12” by 9”). Some owners find that these beds aren’t as thick and fully stuffed as some other dog beds but…
  • Feline Pine

    greenpet
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    Kitty litter made from 100% pure southern yellow pine sawdust, reclaimed from lumber yards. The sawdust is cleaned, kiln-dried, and pressurized to remove oils and create the litter pellets. Free coupon for first time users!! at Nature’s Earth Products    
  • Good Source of Organic Raw Pet Food Meats

    greenpet
    12 Oct 2014 | 9:36 am
    Wholesome Harvest Organic Farming Coop – On Line shopping is available. Wholesome Harvest is a group of 40 small family farms who sell top of the line certified organic meats. They are committed to environmental and organic principles that go well beyond USDA organic standards. They primarily offer meats for people but they do have a section on their website devoted to organic pet food meats, a variety of select organ meats. One interesting feature of their website is that you can trace the actual family and photo whose farm has raised the meat from a number on the package. (Hopefully…
  • Organic cotton car seat cover

    greenpet
    9 Oct 2014 | 9:22 am
    Organic Cotton Quilted Car Seat Cover $68.00 at earthdoggy.com My dog loves a good romp through mud puddles, rolling in a choice spot with just the right scent, and digging holes to “bury” her ball. When its time to head home she’ll leap up into the back seat with never a care about my nice upholstery – not her job! My dirty car seats would be much cleaner if I used this car seat cover from EarthDoggy. It not only protects the car seats but helps protect the earth by not using chemicals, it’s 100% organic, azo-free-dyed cotton. It has an adjustable quick-release…
 
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    Cat Advice | Paws and Effect

  • An Open Letter to Belladonna’s First Family

    JaneA Kelley
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Hi everyone. The cats have generously allowed me to take over this week’s column to write a letter of my own. To help BlogPaws celebrate Adopt a Shelter Pet Month, I want to talk to the people who adopted Belladonna before I did. I took this photo the day I met Bella. When our eyes met, we both knew it was meant to be. Photo by JaneA Kelley First of all, thank you for adopting a cat from your local shelter. You could have gotten a cat from anywhere, but you chose to stop by your local humane society. And you didn’t just adopt any cat — you adopted a black cat, and we all…
  • Why Is My Cat Crying All Night?

    The Paws and Effect Gang
    12 Oct 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My eight-year-old long-haired female cat cries at times during the night. It is really a nasty, loud call and it wakes us up. There is nothing wrong with her physically. What’s up? Photo CC-BY-SA Quinn Dombrowski ~ Mimsie Siouxsie: When you say there’s nothing wrong with your cat, we assume that means you’ve taken her to the vet and had her checked out from nose to tail, including a blood test. Thomas: The reason we say this is that there are many medical reasons why a cat may howl at night. Bella: Although it’s not…
  • Why Has My Cat Stopped Playing With Me?

    The Paws and Effect Gang
    5 Oct 2014 | 1:57 pm
    Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: Greetings from Peru! I have a sweet and playful 2-year-old cat named Eva. Everything was fine with her until I got two new 10-week-old kittens. She’s acting like their mommy, playing with them and they get along really well, which is great, but I have some serious questions. First, how can I get them not to suck Eva’s nipples? They’re harming her and she is letting them. My sister and I try to separate them every time we see this happening, but Eva looks at us with a really sad face every time we do this. Second, why has she…
  • What’s Up With This “Crazy Cat Lady” BS, Anyway?

    The Paws and Effect Gang
    28 Sep 2014 | 11:53 am
    Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I am having a major existential crisis! Help! Why is it considered okay by “society” to have like 16 dogs sniffing your butt, but if you have two (or, God forbid, more!) cats, you’re “crazy” — or worse? Whatta friggin’ double standard! Photo CC-BY Sarah Cordingley “Crazy” and proud of it, ~ Katrina and kitty-baby Julietta Siouxsie: I know. It’s totally unfair! Thomas: Mama’s had people ask her how many cats she “has,” and when she says “three,” she sometimes…
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    Talk2TheAnimals

  • Developing Confidence In Your Intuition

    Rob Ragozzine
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:50 am
    Developing confidence in your intuitive abilities requires you to trust in your ability to receive. We’re all intuitive. But, If you don’t believe that you can receive anything of value then you may not ever clearly hear, see or feel your messages. It’s like tuning an old radio and only expecting to find static. if you give up, you’ll never find the station you are looking for. But, when you keep trying you’ll eventually find a station you can listen to. We’re a bit like those old radios. We need to tune into ourselves. We need to feel that we can indeed…
  • Snake As Ally

    Rahima Warren
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:13 am
    I’ve always been puzzled by the fear of snakes. Only a few of them are poisonous. Most of them fear us. They only attack if they feel threatened, just like most of us! Long ago, they were revered as symbols or sources of ancient wisdom, as at Delphi in ancient Greece. In my experience, they show up in our dreams or life to help us own our true self and our inner power. This is especially true for women. My Encounters with Snake At one time in my life, when I was working on owning my power, I encountered snakes three times in one month. Very unusual! Once, a snake slithered across the path…
  • Words of Wisdom From DiDi the Poodle

    Margot Ahlquist
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:56 am
    Howl, My daddy always says that I should work now and play later. I think half of him is right (I am not sure if it is his top half or bottom half). While nothing feels better than finishing a long yard patrol session, I am not a yard patrolling robot. Some days, I don’t want to patrol and would prefer to spend time with my neighborhood friends or help a human with a kitchen project. A poodle has to kick up her paws every now and then. Maybe I should join the Rockettes? Since I am known as the most fun-loving animal in my house (my sister Bella still disputes this), I am here to suggest 5…
  • Talk2theAnimals Pet Grief Support

    Janet Roper
    6 Oct 2014 | 6:56 am
    You’re grieving the loss of your beloved animal companion. You hurt, you feel nothing will ever be the same again. I know what you’re feeling, I’ve been there. As a matter of fact, Pet Grief was born from my own grieving experiences. Let’s connect, together let’s discover where to find the ‘good grief’ in your life. The 3 Week Pet Grief Special Between Monday, October 6 and Friday, October 24, 2014 T2TA is offering an exclusive Pet Grief Special to those on our mailing list. Enter your email to become a part of this community. Talk2theAnimals Gifts…
  • At The Vet’s Office: Healing Circles

    Billie Hinton
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:19 am
    A few weeks ago our little calico cat Pixie was off her food and very lethargic when we woke up so I quickly called the vet. It was a Saturday and they were fully booked but offered to work us in. I arrived planning to stay so that Pixie could be with me instead of in a cage in back. The vet tech took us to an exam room right away and got Pixie’s temperature, which was very high (105) and made a quick decision to administer fluids and get some blood. Once they were done Pixie came back to her carrier and she and I found a corner in the waiting room to await the results of the blood…
 
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    Have dog blog will travel

  • Beach baby bungalows

    CeliaSue
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Beach Bungalow Inn Morro Bay Six reasons your dog’s haircut costs more than yours! 1. Your hairdresser only cuts the top of your head, not your whole body. 2. Your haircut doesn’t include a pedicure. 3. You don’t wiggle, spin, or try to jump out of your  hairdresser’s chair. 4. You don’t go for four weeks without washing or brushing your hair. 5. You don’t try to bite the scissors, brush or the groomer. 6. Your hairdresser doesn’t give you a bath. Pamper your Pooch – Morro Bay Style! Pamper your Pooch Mobile Grooming Getaway – Stay the night in one of Beach…
  • Carmel edge

    CeliaSue
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:47 am
    When you travel with your dog, you can  hardly go wrong if you visit Carmel, a truly dog friendly place with dogs everywhere, miles of sandy dog friendly beach and lots of dog friendly stores and activities. Carmel has the canine edge that doggies love.   A wonderful place to stay right in Carmel are the Edgemere Cottages, a block from the beach. take Hwy. 1 to the Ocean Av. exit turning towards Carmel. Go down the hill, through town and continue on to the bottom of the steep hill. There you will see a sign pointing to the 17 Mile Drive. This is San Antonio Av. Turn LEFT onto it and…
  • Foster a Dog

    CeliaSue
    3 Sep 2014 | 6:02 am
      Fostering is one piece of the NO Kill equation “We all grew up believing that if you worked at a humane society or an SPCA, it was because you loved animals. And we were also told that the killing was a necessary evil and that nobody wanted to do it. And they wouldn’t do it if there was any sort of alternative… But then when the San Francisco SPCA created an alternative model and showed them that, indeed it wasn’t a ’necessary’ evil, it was just evil and we could end it, [the sheltering establishment] didn’t want to hear about it, they didn’t want to know and they felt…
  • Doggie Day books

    CeliaSue
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:03 am
    This week was National Dog Day, ok, we missed it by a day or two… well, here are three VERY different doggie books that you just HAVE TO READ if you love doggies… and you might just pick up a few for your fellow doggie friends for the holidays (which are going to be here sooner than your dog can chew up a dog bone).     The exciting and funny / hilarious new Chet and Bernie book, Paw and Order, which you’ve all been waiting with doggie breath to come out so you can read it. Now you can. Harry Truman once said “If you want a friend in Washington, get a…
  • Blog hop WW: silly dog

    CeliaSue
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:29 am
    well, practically wordless Wednesday… for me and her royal silliness…                         Blog Paws       Grab the code (hope this works, fingers crossed) 
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    Pawfun

  • Kevin Richardson playing football with wild Lions! Oh My!

    BL Ochman
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:48 am
    It’s a promo for VanGils menswear, and for Lion Whisperer Kevin Richardson’s wildlife sanctuary with some absolutely remarkable footage of him interacting with beautiful African Lions.
  • PhotoRealist Painter Ester Curini’s 2nd solo show opens Oct 2 in New York City

    BL Ochman
    24 Sep 2014 | 6:26 pm
    More than a dozen monumental new works by my friend and neighbor, the remarkable photo realist painter, Ester Curini, will bre featured in a solo show from Oct 2- 25 at the famed Bernarducci Meisel Gallery in New York City. Curini, who is entirely self-taught, first spends time with her subjects, to learn about their personality. She begins each painting with the eyes, in which you’ll see the reflection of its natural surroundings, and, often, also her reflection. As you can see in the detail, below, she then meticulously paints her subject, spending months on each of her huge canvases. Her…
  • [VIDEO] Dr. Jill Elliot DVM – Should you vaccinate your indoor cat?

    BL Ochman
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:51 pm
    NY Holistic veterinarian Dr Jill Elliot D.V.M. NY Holistic veterinarian Dr Jill Elliot D.V.M. says, “After their kitten vaccinations, indoor cats don’t really need to be vaccinated.” She councils cat owners on the minimum vaccines to give and then how to use vaccine titers to evaluate the efficacy of the vaccines for the rest of the animal’s life. Dr Elliot recently told Reader’s Digest: “… They’re not going to get rabies sitting inside the house. Vaccines have the potential to create a lot of harm for cats, including possible tumors at the…
  • [VIDEO] The Hero Dogs of 9/11

    BL Ochman
    11 Sep 2014 | 3:02 pm
    This video highlights the more than 300 American Search and Rescue Dogs who worked to find the missing, the dead and the remains of Sept 11, 2001. via The Dog Files
  • A dog and an elephant – a most wonderful pair of friends

    BL Ochman
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:52 pm
    Doesn’t this make you wonder why we all can’t just get along? Post by Fábio Nesti.
 
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    Romeo The Cat - Funny Cats with a Cause

  • Get a Pet Launches Supercool Scavenger Hunt for Shelters and Rescues

    Romeo
    3 Oct 2014 | 11:43 am
    Attention rescues, shelters and those who love them in NYC, Chicago and Los Angeles! There is a super cool event going on NOW through Oct. 10 sponsored by Get-A-Pet, an organization with a history of helping place homeless pets from rescues and shelters into forever loving homes. Get-a-Pet has partnered with Halo Purely For Pets, GMC and Chevrolet to donate three vans full of Halo Spot’s Stew and a total of $9,000 in cash to a handful of lucky rescues and shelters. “Drive Pets Home” will be the first of its kind scavenger hunt, which will take place in New York City, Chicago and…
  • Happy Black Cat Appreciation Day!

    Romeo
    17 Aug 2014 | 11:19 am
    Believe me, Pug has been working it today. He’s no dummy.
  • Catastrophes Web Series Uses Humor to Help Homeless Cats

    Romeo
    4 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Bonjour, Guy! Photo credit: Catastrophes Great news, cat peeps (and cats)! A new web video series has launched that uses comedy to promote an important topic that is oh, so close to our hearts: adoption. CATastrophes recently made its debut on Discovery Digital Network’s Animalist.com. The series is the brainchild of Alana Grelyak and Michael Gabriele, a Chicago-based husband and wife film making team, along with actor and comedian Kris Flanagan. You may remember these guys from their other very funny videos, a couple of which were finalists in the Catdance Festival: CATalogue and…
  • Kitty Walks Boy to School Every Day

    Romeo
    19 Jul 2014 | 7:01 pm
    William and BFF Milly Moo. Photo credit: Caters I love the story of this sweet, sweet tabby cat named Milly Moo and her favorite little dude, William Dutton. According to the Daily Star, William, Milly Moo and their family live in Sandy, Bedfordshire, UK. William is three years old, just the age of my littlest human so this story is a favorite in our household. The little boy was super scared to start his first day of preschool at The Maple Tree Lower School back in April. William’s mom said he was so nervous and anxious but somehow, Milly Moo the cat knew just how to calm him down. The cat…
  • How to Choose a Scratching Post

    Romeo
    14 Jul 2014 | 11:13 pm
    Pugsley: Resident Scratcher Man The staff has been in an uproar lately because Pug has been scratching up the windowsills and female staff’s prized sea grass laundry hamper. And, every time the staff buys a new scratching post for us, it goes unused. I understand her frustration but humans aren’t always smart about cat products. In this instance, there are some things the staff needs to understand about choosing a scratching post. Here’s the thing: a scratching post isn’t just a fun toy for a cat. It’s actually a very critical tool that will keep your resident felines happy and…
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    YouTube: Pets

  • Dear Kitten: Regarding The Dog

    BuzzFeedVideo
    7 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Dear Kitten: Regarding The Dog Cat and Kitten are back again, and now there is a new "thing" in the household. How will they respond? Subscribe to Friskies YouTube Channel for even more cat videos: http://puri.na/Friskies... From: BuzzFeedVideo Views: 6830537 38347 ratings Time: 03:26 More in Entertainment
  • The Great American Oreo Taste Test

    BuzzFeedVideo
    20 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    The Great American Oreo Taste Test Limeade? Seriously? Share on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1uSM4Xs Like BuzzFeedVideo on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/18yCF0b Share on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1uSM1u... From: BuzzFeedVideo Views: 1484701 22754 ratings Time: 02:16 More in Entertainment
  • Americans Try Indian Desserts For The First Time

    BuzzFeedVideo
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:12 pm
    Americans Try Indian Desserts For The First Time We asked a bunch of Americans to try typical Indian desserts… Share on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1uRTR6P Like BuzzFeedVideo on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/18yC... From: BuzzFeedVideo Views: 1535715 25081 ratings Time: 02:30 More in Entertainment
  • 3 Things Your Dog Should Not Be Doing

    SciShow
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:42 am
    3 Things Your Dog Should Not Be Doing Dogs do a lot of weird things, and sometimes they're funny enough to post on Tumblr. But before you do, make sure li'l Scamp isn't doing any of these three t... From: SciShow Views: 413614 11066 ratings Time: 03:23 More in Education
  • Giant Men Meet Tiny Kittens

    BuzzFeedVideo
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:54 am
    Giant Men Meet Tiny Kittens When these giant men meet kittens, it's PURFECT. Share on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/XYX1vo Like BuzzFeedVideo on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/18yCF0b Share on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1tTqDF6... From: BuzzFeedVideo Views: 3331861 39028 ratings Time: 02:45 More in Entertainment
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  • Anaconda - The Educational Version (Nicki Minaj Parody)

    CollegeHumor
    9 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Anaconda - The Educational Version (Nicki Minaj Parody) Nicki has an amazing body (of knowledge about reptiles.) See more http://www.collegehumor.com LIKE us on: http://www.facebook.com/collegehumor FOLLOW us on: ... From: CollegeHumor Views: 1804902 61318 ratings Time: 02:48 More in Comedy
  • Dear Kitten: Regarding The Dog

    BuzzFeedVideo
    7 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Dear Kitten: Regarding The Dog Cat and Kitten are back again, and now there is a new "thing" in the household. How will they respond? Subscribe to Friskies YouTube Channel for even more cat videos: http://puri.na/Friskies... From: BuzzFeedVideo Views: 6830537 38347 ratings Time: 03:26 More in Entertainment
  • Jenna's Drunk Art School: Balloon Art

    JennaMarbles
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:23 pm
    Jenna's Drunk Art School: Balloon Art Big thanks to Holly for sending me all the balloon gear and showing me how to make epic balloon creations.. Here is her channel: https://www.youtube.com/user... From: JennaMarbles Views: 1909263 86350 ratings Time: 08:48 More in Comedy
  • 10 Near Indestructible Creatures

    Alltime10s
    8 Sep 2014 | 10:33 am
    10 Near Indestructible Creatures 10 Near Indestructible Creatures They can survive fire, ice and even the vacuum of space. Discover the weird and wonderful world of animals that can live for... From: Alltime10s Views: 747368 11741 ratings Time: 02:56 More in Education
  • Stereotypes: Restaurant

    Dude Perfect
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:56 pm
    Stereotypes: Restaurant Going out to eat? Not without these guys, you're not. ▻ WATCH more STEREOTYPES - http://bit.ly/StereotypesPlaylist ▻ PLAY our iPHONE GAME - http://smarturl.i... From: Dude Perfect Views: 3088212 43862 ratings Time: 04:34 More in Sports
 
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    No Dog About It Blog

  • Wordless Wednesday #210 – The cutest little puppies in the world

    Mel
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:23 pm
    Filed under: Cupcake, Jasper, Shelties, Wordless Wednesday Tagged: fall, Lebanon Hills Regional Park, Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog
  • Rabies Vaccinations – Caring for Critters

    Mel
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:27 am
    Due to computer issues (a crashing hard drive), I was unable to participate in the Caring For Critters Round Robin at my assigned time. My sincere apologies to Jodi from Heart Like a Dog for this. I had planned to write about pancreatitis, but changed my mind at the last minute and decided to write about canine […]
  • Favorite Video Friday – Border Collie Ballet

    Mel
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:33 pm
    We’re heading into the last throes of fall here in Minnesota. The leaves are peaking, the bees and mosquitoes have called it a day and the sun is setting earlier and earlier every day. Perhaps a last look at summer fun is in store before we settle in for the polar vortex (or whatever else […]
  • Wordless Wednesday #209 – Just Cupcake

    Mel
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:45 am
    Filed under: Cupcake, Dog Park, Shelties, Wordless Wednesday Tagged: photography, Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog, Wordless Wednesday
  • Favorite Video Friday – Dog Advice From a Cat

    Mel
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:31 am
    I am sorry to report that my computer hard drive has died and is in need of replacement. It is in the shop being fixed right now. I thought perhaps this would hinder my ability to post the Friday video this week, but as luck would have it, I had one already picked out! Here […]
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    Blog Eye

  • Cats Can Be the Perfect Pet

    Topdog
    7 Oct 2014 | 11:37 am
    There is no reason for dog and cat lovers to come to blows over which makes the better pet. Having owned both, I can honestly say that either species makes wonderful companions. However, the reality of modern existence can make keeping a dog much more difficult than a cat, simply because the cat is not as emotionally ‘needy’ as is the dog. If Time Is Not on Your Side The reason why cats can be the best choice for many households is that unless adequate time is available for training and attending to a dog, you and your dog will probably find yourselves very disappointed. The demands of…
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    Way Cool Dogs!

  • CDC Releases New Report on Ebola and Pets

    WayCoolDogs
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:51 pm
    Three days ago, the CDC released a report on Ebola and pets. This is due to the ongoing Ebola epidemic in West Africa and the developing Ebola disease in the United States. Two Ebola patients have dogs, one in Spain was euthanized and the one in the U.S. is still in quarantine. Read full post at CDC Releases New Report on Ebola and Pets More dog stories and info about dog health, training and news at Way Cool Dogs!
  • A Dog Story: Aurora, Gone the Next Day ….

    WayCoolDogs
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:51 pm
    They said she was Twilight’s mother, and there was no doubt they were related because they both had a distinctive little patch of black round by the rump which stood out on Twilight’s dark grey and Aurora’s paler greyish white. She was certainly too big for the ‘little dog’ section and had been put in with a companion in a larger cage. At first she looked at me with dull eyes, and didn’t show much interest in coming outside at all, so I had to pull at her. Once out, everything frightened her, even the smallest of unexpected movements. I shuddered to think what she must have been…
  • Dogs of Fashion Who Love the Baltimore Orioles

    WayCoolDogs
    12 Oct 2014 | 3:37 pm
    Dogs of fashion who love the Baltimore Orioles are in dog heaven this year (along with their owners) with the Orioles hosting the Kansas City Royals in the opening of the league championship series. The winner will go to the World Series, the first time the Orioles have been this close in 31 years. There are […] Read full post at Dogs of Fashion Who Love the Baltimore Orioles More dog stories and info about dog health, training and news at Way Cool Dogs!
  • Pet Protection within DV Protection Orders

    WayCoolDogs
    9 Oct 2014 | 8:32 pm
    Currently 29 states, in addition to D.C. and Puerto Rico, include pet protection in domestic violence protection orders. Called “An Act Further Regulating Animal Control,” a section of the law stipulates that possession of an animal may be awarded to a victim to “prohibit the accused from abusing, threatening or taking a pet.” Previously, a judge could only mandate that the accused stay away from the victim and their child(ren). Read full post at Pet Protection within DV Protection Orders More dog stories and info about dog health, training and news at Way Cool Dogs!
  • Dog Cruelty and Domestic Violence Against Men

    WayCoolDogs
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:02 am
    Dog cruelty and domestic violence against men are pretty much the same as dog cruelty and domestic violence against women, in that both are considered a crime. What makes the difference is that there are certain pressures by society against domestic violence against men, even though there are one in three male victims of domestic violence.That means every 37.8 seconds, somewhere in America a man is battered. Read full post at Dog Cruelty and Domestic Violence Against Men More dog stories and info about dog health, training and news at Way Cool Dogs!
 
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    Furry Friends Rescue - Available Animals

  • Saturday, Oct. 25th, Howl-o-Ween Dog Costume Contest @ Pet Food Express Los Gatos!

    24 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
     Howl-o-Ween Dog Costume ContestSaturday, Oct. 25th from 1:00 to 3:00pm Location:Pet Food Express 15466 Los Gatos Blvd. Los Gatos, CA 95032-2542 (Across from Trader Joe's) Get Directions Phone:(408) 356-7600 Costume Contest: Scariest, Funniest, Best Owner,Dog look alike, Most Creative. Furry Friends Rescue Dog Showcase &Raffle. Prizes from Pet Food Express.Costume Pooch Parade in Los Gatos Village Square. All proceeds from contest event benefit Furry Friends Rescue!
  • Woofstock 2014 On Oct. 19, 2014@ The Mountain Winery!

    18 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
      Thank you for coming to Woofstock 2014! Wow! Check out the beautiful photos from MrHoni Photography!!!! Online photo gallery from our Woofstock 2014 is ready for your viewing pleasure! Visit their website's Woofstock page or www.mrhoni-photography.com and click on Woofstock, which is near the top of the page under Special Events Galleries. Prints can be purchased from MrHoni Photography and all profits will be donated to Furry Friends Rescue. Photos can be downloaded for sharing on social media, emailed to friends and family, saved on your phone/tablet. Woofstock Oct. 19, 2014 11:00am…
  • Jamie

    13 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
     Jamie was rescued from a Santa Clara County shelter on 10/13/14. Jamie and her 3 other siblings were rescued together. They were just weaned from their mother and have started solid food. They will not be ready for adoption for a few weeks. Once ready, Jamie will need socialization and basic training. More info to come as we learn more about Jamie's personality.    
  • Jacob

    13 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
     Jacob was rescued from a Santa Clara County shelter on 10/13/14. Jacob and his 3 other siblings were rescued together. They were just weaned from their mother and started solid food. They will not be ready for adoption for a few weeks. Once ready, Jacob will need socialization and basic training. More info to come as we learn more about Jacob's personality.
  • Joey

    13 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
     Joey was rescued from a Santa Clara County shelter on 10/13/14. Joey and his 3 other siblings were rescued together. They were just weaned from their mother and have started solid food. They will not be ready for adoption for a few weeks. Once ready, Joey will need socialization and basic training. More info to come as we learn more about Joey's personality.
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    The Pet Psychic

  • Laura Out And About

    Laura Stinchfield
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:05 am
    My cat Serafina says, “Look at the stars. People forget they are out there. I also want to tell people when you look at the stars breathe and remember how your ideas expand out into the universe. It may not always feel like it but something is listening and things are changing in your life every time you put an idea out there. This is good to remember if you want things to work out in your favor or if you want your friends and family to be well. I like to breathe loving adventurous thoughts out into the universe.” More at ThePetPsychic.com The post Laura Out And About appeared…
  • Laura Out And About

    Laura Stinchfield
    8 Oct 2014 | 6:43 pm
    Pet Psychic Radio * Lost Cats. So excited we are going to have Kim Freeman & her cat Henry of Lost Cat Recovery as our guest this Thursday. PET PSYCHIC RADIO LIVE THURSDAYS at 12 pm PST. call in line 917-889-2693 Listen Live at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thepetpsychic Learn more at http://thepetpsychic.com/pet-psychic-radio Post Pictures at https://www.facebook.com/PetPsychicRadio The radio show for animals and their people. Animals Wanted – Dead or Alive. Ask or tell your animal anything. Kim Freeman & Henry’s facebook page: www.facebook.com/LostCatFindersPetDetective…
  • Laura Out And About

    Laura Stinchfield
    5 Oct 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Here is Stormy’s Words of Wisdom (Pet Psychic Radio 2-Oct-2014): “Everybody should pick a passion, and everybody should fight for something. It is important that you share your love for others, and that you help others. I’m good at helping others just by looking cute.” – Stormy The post Laura Out And About appeared first on The Pet Psychic.
  • Laura Out And About

    Laura Stinchfield
    2 Oct 2014 | 9:01 am
    This is Spencer he is 6 years old. He says, “I was wondering if we could talk about walking. When I am outside sometimes I get overwhelmed, and I like it if mom just sits down with me while I watch everything. I don’t want to get lost.” Animals Wanted – Dead or Alive. Ask or tell your animal anything. PET PSYCHIC RADIO LIVE THURSDAYS at 12 pm PST. call in line 917-889-2693 Listen Live at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thepetpsychic Learn more at http://thepetpsychic.com/pet-psychic-radio Post Pictures at https://www.facebook.com/PetPsychicRadio The radio show for animals and…
  • Laura Out And About

    Laura Stinchfield
    28 Sep 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Felix during his first Qigong treatment asked, “Is this going to make me grow. I can feel my energy getting bigger.” The post Laura Out And About appeared first on The Pet Psychic.
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    4 The Love of Animals

  • Pet Halloween costumes from EntirelyPets

    Aimee
    13 Oct 2014 | 6:34 pm
    If you love Halloween, chances are you like to include your pets in the fun! Luckily there are a lot of great costume options for pets at EntirelyPets. We had a lot of fun picking out some costumes for our review, as you can see below, there are some REALLY cute options! Quick note, although Baby loves wearing clothing, she hates wearing things on her head. This bee costume is the cutest thing ever. The dress is adorable, easy to put on, and the costume comes with cute little antennas too. The dress has Velcro in the front (the belly part of the dog) so it doesn’t have to go over the…
  • War Dogs

    Aimee
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:21 am
    War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love is an amazing book about truly amazing dogs. We often hear about dogs serving together with our military, but seldom do we get to hear their stories. In War Dogs, we get to learn more about the furry fighters, those they serve with, and so much more. I loved learning about how dogs first came to be soldiers. It was also interesting to see the photos and read accounts about dog heroes. And yes, there are some sad parts as well, as with people, some heroes pay the ultimate price. A great read, truly so interesting. I’m looking forward…
  • Pets Aplenty Blog Tour

    Aimee
    10 Oct 2014 | 8:08 am
    Pets Aplenty is a humorous book written by Malcolm Welshman, a retired vet who has worked at London Zoo, in a small animal hospital, and as a consultant dealing with exotics. He has written for newspapers such as The Sunday Times and The Daily Mail and national magazines including The Lady, Yours, Cat World and Dogs Today and was the My Weekly vet for fifteen years. He is a BBC Radio panelist and a guest speaker worldwide on cruise ships. This is actually the third book in his vet series. I haven’t read the first two books, but it didn’t effect the enjoyment of reading this story…
 
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    Dancing Dog Blog

  • Dog Laws & Sentience: A Scientist’s Epiphany

    Mary Haight
    18 Oct 2014 | 6:29 am
    If you’ve been following the new studies on dogs conducted over the last few years, you’re likely to have been surprised, amazed, even thrilled at least once at what is being discovered — how much language dogs are capable of learning, the range of emotions they feel, how they think and how some reason. Do these discoveries have the impact needed to see dog laws as woefully behind the evolutionary curve? 60 Minutes’ recent show featured a segment with Dr. Brian Hare, Evolutionary Anthropologist and Director of the Duke Canine Cognition Center, Duke University and his…
  • Puppy Mills Fight Change: Be The Change Not For The Faint of Heart

    Mary Haight
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:58 am
    While we were all looking in one direction of possible precedent-setting change through banning pet shops county-wide here in Illinois, as in a magic trick, puppy mill advocates won a disheartening victory where we weren’t looking. Not only do puppy mills fight change as they attempt to unravel ordinances banning pet shops in cities across the nation, but now there’s this: The USDA has appointed none other than Julian Prager as Canine Program Advisor to Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Anti-Animal Welfare In Charge Known by many for his anti-animal welfare regulations…
  • Dogs Rule Nonchalantly: When Dogs, Art, and Kickstarter Collide

    Mary Haight
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:34 am
    Dogs Rule Nonchalantly authored by illustrator Mark Ulriksen was offered for review, and though I rarely accept book pitches due to the time involved, this one struck the right note. And who wouldn’t want to find out more about an artist who has his work in the Smithsonian and adorning the covers of magazines like the New Yorker, not once, but 40 times? This book on dogs is Ulriksen’s maiden voyage painting with words, and we talked about his writing process and how this all came together. It helps when you’ve got friends who can bridge your art with a story sketch, but of…
  • Pet Food 2.0: A Fresh Look At Industry Innovations

    Mary Haight
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:01 pm
    Pet Food 2.0 (9/23-24, Chicago) showcases advances in science-based nutritional ingredients, packaging, and distribution in a marketplace that has not experienced such change since the early days of the industry, according to John Siefert, CEO, VIRGO Publishing, the company responsible for this event. This disruption requires “a new standard for an evolved industry” supporting innovation that moves the global market forward, and so the launch of Pet Food 2.0. The conference promotes the “what’s next?” in pet food rather than simply what’s happening now, …
  • Net Neutrality: Bark To FCC For Internet By & For The People By 9/15

    Mary Haight
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:29 pm
    The need for net neutrality is all about open access to speed on the internet. The Internet has operated on this basis since inception: all sites load at the same speed. Cable and telecom companies want to set up toll booths, as in “nice website you have there, too bad no one will see it, unless you pay-to-play.” If cable and telecom companies get their way, say goodbye to any site that can’t pay, non-profits, educators, artists, innovators will all suffer…it will crush start-ups. The internet will be controlled by corporate internet service providers able to block…
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    The Dog Blog

  • The P.A.W. System for overcoming any dog behavior problem

    Steve DeBono
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:47 pm
    Perception, Action, and the Will. It occurred to me that these three disciplines could be easily adapted into a system for methodically overcoming any dog behavior obstacle (replacing the term “behavior problem” which I believe has more negative baggage). It also occurred to me that despite my long-standing distaste for overused dog clichés, I had no choice but to name the system “P.A.W.” Tags:  behavior problems dog behavior
  • The Importance of “Paying it Forward” – Mentoring New Trainers

    Genie Tuttle CPDT-KA ANWI
    27 Jun 2014 | 11:35 am
    Out of the blue one day I was contacted by a professional dog training company to see if I was willing to become a “mentor trainer” for them. I have to admit, at first I did not jump at the opportunity.My first thought was, “Why would I want to do that? Why would I want to share what I know with someone else just so they can compete with me?” I let those thoughts roll around in my head for a while, but something about them didn’t feel right.After all, where would most of us be without the intellectual generosity of Dr. Ian Dunbar, Kathy Sdao, Jean Donaldson, Pat Miller, Karen Pryor,…
  • Har-Vest as a Training Aid: Recipe for Success

    Rachel Friedman
    27 Jun 2014 | 6:24 am
    Take one unruly, strong willed English Bulldog, fit him with a Har-Vest, sprinkle in some small but savory treats, guide with clicker training and a dash or two of The Six Pillars of Dog Training Wisdom and *poof*, within a few hours we have a focused, eager to please, easy to train and cooperative (not to mentioned adorable) English Bulldog, despite efforts of his “brother” to distract him! (see video) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1r-okrWj4o&feature=youtu.be The day after this session, owner reported success in taking Mack to her son’s baseball game and having him be well…
  • Muttamorphosis Dog-Stars of the Big Screen!

    Sue McCabe
    25 Apr 2014 | 10:26 am
      When a group of North East of England dog owners signed up for a training class last Summer, they never thought their pooches could become celebs. But that’s now on the cards for the regions first all dog cast, after they made a short film which premiered in Newcastle last night. ‘Motley Mutts, The Rescue’ is a joint project between local trainer Sue McCabe of Muttamorphosis and Nathan Squires of MBT Productions. The film follows a familiar good dog, bad dog plot-line, with angelic Jack Russell cross Rose, dog-napped by villain Border Collie, Guinness. The rest of the Motley…
  • The Connection Between Dog Training and Dog Advocacy Part 2

    Drayton Michaels
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:47 am
    This also appeared in the Pit Bull Advocacy magaizne No More Lies printed in the UK Spring 2014.  Part 2 Real Life Lessons Between 2012 and 2013 my two businesses Urban Dawgs and Pit Bull Guru worked with over 700 dogs. We work with all sorts of dogs, all breeds and types, all ages, from puppies of 8 weeks, adolescent and adults and senior dogs; we see all pathologies of behavior, you name it and we have worked with it. In all of those cases no matter the type or breed, or the training needs, when non-aversive, proper dog training and behavioral modification was implemented the dogs and…
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    Your Pet Sitting Business Destination - PetSittingOlogy

  • How This One Book Can Change The Course Of Your Pet Business

    Joshua Cary
    10 Oct 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Marcus Sheridan signs copies of Youtility for attendees at the 2013 PetSittingOlogy Conference! About this time last year, a book came across my radar that has literally changed the way I run my business. It had such a powerful and profound impact on me that I purchased 40 copies of the book to give away to our 2013 conference attendees. The book is called Youtility, and it continues to be the guiding way I choose to operate. Why? First, look at the book’s tagline: “Why smart marketing is about help not hype” Did you catch that? Help. Not hype. Sadly, much of what we do as…
  • How To Determine Your Most Popular Blog Post, Why It’s Important, and What to Do With This Insight

    Joshua Cary
    7 Oct 2014 | 7:49 am
    In life, when we do something that works, we tend to do more of that. Your business actions should be no different. It’s vital to understand what actions you take in your business that work, and determine why they work. Armed with that knowledge and insight, you will be ready to replicate it and do more of what works. This article will focus on determining your most read blog articles so you can get more traffic to more of your posts. First, Let’s Find Your Most Popular Blog Post? I recently asked the members of my Facebook PetSttingOlogy Training group (reserved for those who…
  • How To Effectively And Efficiently Network Your Pet Sitting Business – And Have Fun Doing It!

    Laura Capra
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:50 am
    A Note from Joshua Cary: Here is another solid article written by our friend, Laura Capra (of Keep Me Company Pet Sitting). It’s on the topic of networking, and it’s a continued conversation from our recent video training session with Derek Coburn. Make sure to also watch that session on Youtube here. With that, take some time to really understand and implement this new way of approaching your networking efforts. We look forward to keeping the dialogue going in the comments. You know that psychology word game where a person says a particular word and you have to say whatever first…
  • How To Keep Your Website Visitors Interested and Coming Back For More

    Joshua Cary
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:48 am
    You know those certain people in your life that you can talk to forever? Anytime you find yourself in dialogue with that person, you never run out of things to talk about, there are no awkward moments, and you feel connected, excited and rejuvenated. That is the exact feeling you want each of your website visitors to experience. But how do you make that happen when your job is to simply publish content on your site and hope for the best? One way is to offer your users a variety of visual elements throughout your site pages for maximum connection. Allow me to explain further. What’s one…
  • How To Make Great Looking Videos for Your Pet Business In No Time Flat

    Joshua Cary
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:28 am
    It’s absolutely incredible how powerful the phones we carry around with us truly are. The humorous part is that I bet using your phone as an actual phone is one of the least things you do with it! Your phone is your lifeline, right? It gives you one-click access to your to-do list, music, notebook, contacts, pictures, and immediate access to your social networks, and more. As a pet business owner, you can practically manage your entire business from your phone. Today’s post is going to show you how easy and valuable it is to shoot video from your phone, and make it work for your…
 
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  • Celebrity Poker Tournament Helps Nevada SPCA

    Grace Sydney
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:22 pm
    A better tomorrow for dogs and cats who have been dealt a bad hand in life is in the cards thanks to a professional poker player who is a queen of hearts when it comes to paws causes. On November... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
  • Merrick Dog Treats: How to #TreatRight

    Paris Permenter
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:25 am
    As you know, Irie has been on very limited activity for the past eight weeks due to her ACL surgery. She’s now able to walk on leash (slowly) as much as she’d like but she’s not... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
  • Enter the #Kurgo Halloween Pet Costume Photo Contest!

    Paris Permenter
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:06 am
    Ready for a treat from Kurgo? Enter the Kurgo Halloween Photo Contest for a chance at one of FIVE $100 Kurgo gift cards! What’s the trick? You need to upload a photo of your pet on the Kurgo... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
  • 5 Types of Pets We Would Love You to Consider for #AdoptaShelterPet Month

    Paris Permenter
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:45 pm
     This post is sponsored by BlogPaws. I am being compensated to support Adopt a Shelter Pet Month with an educational post, but DogTipper only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers.... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
  • Songs for Shelter Me Helps Pets in Need

    Grace Sydney
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:14 pm
    As animal lovers, when we hear that a dog or cat in need has been given a new lease on life the news is music to our ears, and now tunes from, and in the spirit of, a documentary series that’s... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
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    The Pet Wiki - New pages [en]

  • Can Ebola Affect Our Pets

    Mamairis
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:35 am
    Mamairis: With all the news and views of the Ebola epidemic and the euthanization of a pet dog in Spain whose owner contracted the disease, does it affect our pets? Ebola is one of a group of viral, hemorrhagic diseases that originated in West Africa. It is zoonotic, that is it can be transmitted from animals to humans. There are a number of animals affected by the disease including the primate family. Birds and the African Fruit Bat are said to be carriers. So far, as is known, Ebola is spread in humans through contact with infected body fluids and consuming contaminated meat, affecting…
  • Diagnosing Gastrointestinal Disease in Pets

    Mamairis
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:37 am
    Mamairis: There are no quick ways to diagnose gastrointestinal disease in pets. Many diseases and conditions show similar symptoms and have to be ruled out. Signs of GI problems as well as other conditions can be diarrhea, vomiting, inappetance, weight loss, dehydration. Your veterinarian will begin the examination by taking a complete history of your pet followed by a thorough physical. The vet will have a number of questions for you such as how long your pet has shown symptoms of a problem, what the symptoms are and their severity. Your vet will continue with a number of tests including…
  • Matching People and Service Dogs

    Mamairis
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:14 am
    Mamairis: Besides giving us their unconditional love and loyalty, dogs serve us in so many ways. There are trained service and therapy dogs to aid the sight-impaired, hearing dogs, dogs to aid people who have psycological or emotional needs such as PTSD, dogs who are trained to alert people before seizures occur, dogs who can sniff out cancer, diabetes dogs and on and on. The list is endless. These dogs are matched with people very carefully to make sure they are up tot the tasks required of them and both parties are a good fit in terms of temperament as well. Some service dogs are sent to…
  • Prostatic Hyperplasia in Male Dogs

    Mamairis
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:13 am
    Mamairis: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) occurs when the prostate gland enlarges (hyperplasia). The prostate surrounds the eurethra and neck of the male dog's bladder. It is called an accessory sex gland meaning that while it does not produce sperm, it plays and important part in breeding. Prostate fluid helps nourish sperm cells, has antibacterial properties that protect sperm and decrease chances of infection in the female and aids in propelling sperm to travel to the ovaries. Signs of an enlarged prostate can be painful defecation as the gland pushes against the rectum. If the prostate…
  • Excessive Drooling in Horses

    Mamairis
    12 Oct 2014 | 11:15 pm
    Mamairis: You know what cats say: "Dogs drool and cats rule." Drooling is far from the prettiest sight, but most of the time, in dogs, particularly certain breeds, it's perfectly normal. However excessive hypersalivation (drooling) in horses can be a symptom of a serious condition. Horses have 3 pairs of salivary glands - parotid, sublingual and mandibular. They produce about 10 gallons of saliva daily. Saliva moistens food and sends it from the mouth to the esophagus and then into the stomach. Saliva is mainly water but also contains sodium, chloride, sodium bicarbonate and amylase…
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    Webvet's recent articles

  • Dr. Sylvia Burg Salk '46 Salutes the Students Involved in Women's Leadership

    7 Oct 2014 | 8:45 pm
    By Donald F. Smith, Cornell UniversityPosted October 7, 2014I recently received a hand-written, two-page letter from a veterinarian who graduated from Cornell in 1946.  It was my first communication from Dr. Sylvia Burg Salk since she returned to...
  • An Unexpected Encounter with a Mentor

    30 Sep 2014 | 2:45 am
    By Donald F. SmithPosted Sept 30, 2014In a previous blog, I described how the art form and interpretation of the Bach fugue by 20th century pianist, Glenn Gould, shaped the fluency of my operative technique during my early career a large animal...
  • Tale of Two Cab Drivers

    10 Aug 2014 | 11:45 am
    Donald F. Smith, Cornell University.Posted August 10, 2014I often talk to taxi drivers and last Friday was no exception. A stately 50-something Indian man with a neatly-trimmed greying beard picked me up at LGA and took me to a hotel in midtown for...
  • Denver's AVMA Conventions: 2003 and 2014

    10 Aug 2014 | 6:45 am
    Donald F. Smith, Cornell UniversityPosted Aug 10, 2014As I was flying home from the Denver AVMA convention last month, my mind returned to the 2003 meeting, also held in the Mile-High City.  About the only thing that seemed the same was the long...
  • Encouraging Signs for Women's Leadership in the AVMA House of Delegates in 2014

    9 Aug 2014 | 10:45 am
    By Donald F. Smith, Cornell University, and Julie Kumble, Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts
 
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    Take Paws

  • McCall, Idaho: A Dog Lover’s Dream!

    Amy Burkert
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Last month we spent a few weeks in Boise, Idaho, and took the opportunity to leave the RV behind for a couple of over-night trips away from the city. For years we’ve wanted to see McCall – the little town on the shores of Payette Lake, where outdoors enthusiasts flock for year-round activities – so that was our first side trip to the mountains, and it was a dog lover’s dream! Perched at 5,000 feet in altitude, and surrounded by national forests, what drew me to McCall were the photographs I’d seen of the area. I was expecting stop-you-in-your-tracks kind of…
  • Friday Pet Photo Challenge

    Amy Burkert
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:05 am
    Welcome to this week’s edition of the GoPetFriendly.com Pet Photo Challenge … where we post your pet travel pictures and you guess the dog friendly destinations! Last Week’s Winner Thanks to everyone who played last week, and congratulations to Joyce B. of East Harwich, Massachusetts - she recognized this destination as pet friendly Nantucket, MA!We hope you enjoy your “Travels with Ty & Buster” calendar, Joyce! Photo copyright: Cindi C. Let’s See Your Photos … Mucho barko to Cindi C. for sharing last week’s pet travel photo! If you want…
  • 10 Dog Friendly Road Trips for Fall

    Amy Burkert
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:10 pm
    This is a spectacular time of the year, when Mother Nature sets off her fireworks and lights up the hills and valleys with color. It’s the perfect excuse to pack the car, buckle up the pooch, and head out on a dog friendly road trip! All across the country, the opportunities for leaf-peeping abound, and we’ve pulled together our top 10 picks for pet friendly fall foliage destinations. Of course, it’s also fun to get out there and discover your own! Aspen, Colorado Named for a tree, you can bet the city of Aspen won’t disappoint when it comes to fall foliage. In late…
  • Catching Our Breath

    Amy Burkert
    13 Oct 2014 | 11:50 am
    We’ve reached the Pacific Ocean! And this feels like a good place to catch our breath. It doesn’t seem very long ago that we were in Myrtle Beach … all the way over on the Atlantic Ocean … visiting friends and catching up with family. That was back in April, and we’ve been slowly making our way westward ever since. I say “slowly,” but as full-time RVers go, we tend to move around more than most. We’ve already logged 7,300 miles this year, and we still have three and a half months before we pull into Austin, Texas for our annual winter hiatus.
  • Friday Pet Photo Challenge

    Amy Burkert
    10 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    Welcome to this week’s edition of the GoPetFriendly.com Pet Photo Challenge … where we post your pet travel pictures and you guess the dog friendly destinations! Last Week’s Winner Thanks to everyone who played last week, and congratulations to Deborah W. of Frederick, Pennsylvania- she recognized this pet friendly destination as pet friendly Cape May, New Jersey!We hope you enjoy your “Travels with Ty & Buster” calendar, Deborah! Photo Copyright: Instagram User @jessanne85 Let’s See Your Photos … Mucho barko to Instagram user @jessanne85 for…
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    Pawcurious: With Pet Lifestyle Expert and Veterinarian Dr. V.

  • I do not have Ebola (I think)

    Dr. V
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:59 am
    Back when it was just a foreign concept whose name was limited to public health journals and the occasional horror movie, my sister and I used to joke about Ebola. Every time we got the flu and felt like garbage we would text each other “Ugh, I have Ebola.” It was shorthand for “I feel very under the weather at the moment.” But now that it’s finally happened, this snaking into the global population that public health experts have warned of for many years, we stopped joking about having Ebola because now we might ACTUALLY HAVE EBOLA. I know the risks are low. They…
  • The midwife at the end of life

    Dr. V
    9 Oct 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Like many of you, I’ve been mesmerized by the bravery of Brittany Maynard, a 29 year old woman who is dying of Stage IV brain cancer. After hearing the course of the disease progression from her doctors and considering what the end of her days were likely to be like, she made the incredibly difficult decision to move to Oregon, one of a handful of states in which assisted suicide is legal, and choose the day and manner in which she will die.   While her story is compelling and awful, it is not so surprising a concept. For veterinarians, taking part in these sorts of heavy decisions is…
  • Low Stress Week: Dog Approaches

    Dr. V
    6 Oct 2014 | 9:18 am
    I have an idea. Let’s make this a week where we all walk away with at least one new idea, one way to make things better for the animals we work with and/or love. ETA: I’m actually going to pause and take a little more time with this idea, and hopefully get more ideas and more people involved! Stay tuned!! Today, I want to remind everyone of the best way to approach a nervous dog, featuring a short clip from Dr. Yin: Click here to view the embedded video. I chose this for a few reasons: 1. I don’t know any people who teach their kids to do this; 2. I don’t know any vet…
  • Knuckle cracking real-time talk here.

    Dr. V
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:56 pm
    This is not about Sophia Yin. I feel the need to say that before launching into a discussion about suicide and depression in the animal community, because the horrible news that she took her own life and the ripples it is causing in the veterinary world is the reason I’m talking about it today. But it’s not about her or her situation, which none of us will ever really know; Dr. Yin’s legacy is the work she did during her life, and it should remain that way. This is not about one person. Whenever a tragedy like this happens, I see the same posts over and over:…
  • Then there was that time at the bordello with Dr. Lorie

    Dr. V
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:57 pm
    This has been an almost unbearably terrible week for those in the veterinary profession, and those who love animals. First the awful news that Dr. Sophia Yin had passed away, and then not one day later, we learned of the passing of another tremendous voice and educator, Dr. Lorie Huston. Like many of you I considered Dr. Huston a friend. She was extremely well regarded for her work online as the Voice of Pet Care with the Pet Healthcare Gazette, her many contributions to various publications, and most recently her position as president of the Cat Writer’s Association. But I think even…
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    PetRelocation.com Blog

  • PetRelocation Wins a 2014 'Content is King' Markie Award

    Caitlin Moore
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:05 am
    Here's a follow-up to our Markie Award Finalist announcement: We won! We had a great time attending the Modern Marketing Experience in London last week and feel honored to have been recognized by Oracle Marketing Cloud as the Content is King category winner in the 2014 Markies. From Oracle: “In what has proven to be yet another impressive year for marketers, it is remarkable to see what this group has been able to achieve,” said Kevin Akeroyd, general manager, Oracle Marketing Cloud. "Oracle is proud to recognize our winners for their outstanding achievements and their…
  • Air Travel with a Persian Cat

    Pet Travel Questions
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:55 am
    Name: Jennifer Number of Pets: 1 Pet Type: Cat Pet Breed: Persian Cat Mix From: Singapore To: Houston, TX, USA Hi there, I am planning to move to the States in a couple of months. I am thinking of taking my cat with me. What are the necessary steps to take? I understand that an International Health Certificate is needed, along with Vaccination Certificate. Also, I am a bit worried about my cat flying such a long way. Is it safe and comfortable? I would appreciate your feedback soon. Thank you. Regards, Jennifer   Hi Jennifer, Thanks for your inquiry. Moving pets to the United States…
  • Four Ways to Make Your New Home Pet-Friendly [Home Depot Guest Post]

    Caitlin Moore
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:15 am
    You've moved your belongings, yourself and your pet, but the work isn't done yet. Here are a few tips from Home Depot's Sarah Kellner that can help you make your new house a warm and pet-safe home. 4 Musts for Making Your New Home Pet-Friendly Being a pet owner is a lot like being a parent. The responsibility of feeding, protecting and caring for your pet falls solely on your shoulders, and when they look at you with their big, sweet eyes, how could you not want to give them the world? Just like toddlers will find every dangerous nook and cranny in a new home, so, too, will pets…
  • Incredible Experiences: Chiefa "The Beef" Moves to Switzerland

    PetRelocation.com Customer
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:07 am
    Name: Danica Pet's Name: Chiefa "THE BEEF" Lance From: Washington, DC and Travelers Rest, SC (Atlanta, GA) To: Zug, Switzerland   I reached out to PetRelocation along with other various pet relocation services in May as soon as we learned our visas had been approved. Within the first phone call with PetRelocation, I knew that I would be utilizing their service when it was time to move our 3-year-old deaf English Bulldog, Chiefa "THE BEEF" Lance. The staff (Jon, Maegan, and Anna) were so knowledgeable, professional, and personable through the entire process (6…
  • How to Find Help with a Pet Move

    Pet Travel Questions
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    Name: Ann Number of Pets: 3 Pet Type: Dogs Pet Breed: Yorkshire Terriers From: New York, USA To: Sydney, Australia   Dear PetRelocation, Are there people who can walk me step-by-step through the process of exporting my pets? Thanks, Ann   Hi Ann, There is plenty of information available online that may help you carry out your pet move, and if you're interested in hiring experts to assist, you can find either door-to-door services or agents to aid you with parts of the move. We highly recommend going straight to the source as you start to plan your dog move to Australia: The…
 
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    Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews

  • Dog Food Kitchen DVD #1- Healthy Cooking for Dogs- Ice Treats for Dogs

    naturaldogfoodseo
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:28 pm
    The DOG FOOD KITCHEN films are all about preparing easy treats and healthy nutrition for dogs! DVD Volume 1 “Healthy cooking for dogs” shows you fun and easy… what’s really going on in the pet food industry!!!! Dog Food Kitchen DVD #1- Healthy Cooking for Dogs- Ice Treats for Dogs is a post from: Dog ...Dog Food Kitchen DVD #1- Healthy Cooking for Dogs- Ice Treats for Dogs is a post from: Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews See also a free dog food cook book - Recipes For Dog Food Sponsored by this money making blog Natural Dog Food - Related posts: Slow Cooking Homemade Dog…
  • RAW Basics – RAW Dog Food (duck neck)

    naturaldogfoodseo
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:27 pm
    Another victim of inconspicuously placed food under our booth at the Meadowlands Pet Expo. She’s never had a RAW meal, but ate this duck neck like a champ to… Video Rating: 5 / 5 RAW Basics – RAW Dog Food (duck neck) is a post from: Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews See also ...RAW Basics – RAW Dog Food (duck neck) is a post from: Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews See also a free dog food cook book - Recipes For Dog Food Sponsored by this money making blog Natural Dog Food - Related posts: RAW Basics – Raw Dog Food (chicken feet) Chicken or Duck: Raw Food the…
  • Healthy Homemade Dog Food — Caru Pet Food | Natural Stews & Treats for Pets

    naturaldogfoodseo
    11 Oct 2014 | 7:28 pm
    “As you can see, Cushla can’t wait to have her Caru Pet Food when it’s meal time! And she makes sure there is not one speck left behind!! It’s so nice to giv… Video Rating: 5 / 5 Healthy Homemade Dog Food — Caru Pet Food | Natural Stews & Treats for Pets is a ...Healthy Homemade Dog Food — Caru Pet Food | Natural Stews & Treats for Pets is a post from: Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews See also a free dog food cook book - Recipes For Dog Food Sponsored by this money making blog Natural Dog Food - Related posts: Dog Food Review —…
  • How to make money fastly 2014 and Why Teespring?

    naturaldogfoodseo
    9 Oct 2014 | 3:53 am
    How to make money fastly 2014 and Why Teespring?   Are you a bored home worker or SEO Expert? Are you still a student looking for a part time job or manager?… We bring you some great ideas about the easiest way to make money online fastly – Secrets of success. If you have never ...How to make money fastly 2014 and Why Teespring? is a post from: Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews See also a free dog food cook book - Recipes For Dog Food Sponsored by this money making blog Natural Dog Food - Related posts: PhimNe.Com Free HD Movies, Online Video Quality Healthy Pets Using Pet…
  • Healthy Pet Food with Canine Caviar – Green With Tiffany

    naturaldogfoodseo
    7 Oct 2014 | 10:28 pm
    Green With Tiffany discovers and learns about Canine Caviar talking to Dawn Barraco. A line of healthy pet food born from the love a man had for his Great Da… Video Rating: 5 / 5 Healthy Pet Food with Canine Caviar – Green With Tiffany is a post from: Dog Natural Food - Tips and ...Healthy Pet Food with Canine Caviar – Green With Tiffany is a post from: Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews See also a free dog food cook book - Recipes For Dog Food Sponsored by this money making blog Natural Dog Food - Related posts: how to make healthy dog food Canine & Feline Diseases :…
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    Pets Teach Us So Much Blog™

  • Moving with Your Dog

    Lookie Lou &#38; The TPPC.tv Crew
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:26 am
    Moving Day: Helping Your Dog Settle into a New House Tips for Moving with Your Dog   Moving to a new place can be nerve-racking for your pooch because he is suddenly in a different environment with new smells, sounds, and people. However, a few simple tricks will help him settle into his new home quickly! The truck is here-The day the moving truck come is stressful for people so imagine what it is like for your dog. To help make moving day easy for him, make sure that he is locked in a spare room with his favorite toys, at doggy daycare, or out for the day with a trusted friend. Unpack…
  • Short Hair Cat Breed Quiz

    Vickie Fisher
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:16 am
    Vickie Fisher, President of The International Cat Association, posted a great quiz last month about long hair cat breeds.  Now it’s time to test your knowledge with the short hair breeds!  Click the link below to take the quiz…it’s really fun! https://www.qzzr.co/quiz/guess-the-breeds/share Chausie (photo: Starlight Photography)  
  • Popular Pet Radio Show, Pets Teach Us So Much, 144 with Robbin and Joseph Everett

    Lookie Lou &#38; The TPPC.tv Crew
    13 Oct 2014 | 9:40 am
    Popular pet radio show, Pets Teach Us So Much, 144 with Robbin and Joseph Everett will air on October 23 at 6:00 PM EST with Australian Rock Goddess, Leanne Kingwell! Go to http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tppctv to join us live or download through iTunes, Stitcher or our site! Leanne Kingwell About: Leanne Kingwell is an Australian rock goddess, who has recently released her second solo album to rave reviews. But her life isn’t all about music. She volunteers and donates proceeds for her album to the GUNYAH Animal Sanctuary in Australia, and has branched into the US with her newest…
  • Meow Monday, Tuna Tuesday CatLadyLand Cat-Toon, Devious Cats

    Angie Bailey
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:35 am
    Cat-Toon by Angie Bailey We love Angie! Angie Bailey is an award-winning writer, blogger, humorist, and professional member of the Cat Writers’ Association. She’s the author ofwhiskerslist: the kitty classifieds and Catladyland, which won the Best Humor Blog in the 2013 BlogPaws Nose-to-Nose Pet Blogging & Social Media Awards and Funniest Pet Blog in the 2011 Petties Awards. She is a regular columnist for Catster.com, the creator of Texts from Mittens, and half of the comedy web series production team of 82 South St. Productions, LLC.
  • Halloween Costumes for Dogs and More

    Lookie Lou &#38; The TPPC.tv Crew
    8 Oct 2014 | 9:13 am
    BOO!!! Thriller? Monster Mash? Ghostbusters? Wherever your musical tastes take you, October is here and we hope it’s all treats with no tricks this Halloween! Super Girl! Or Super GRRRRR! I’m loving Target right now and take a look at the DC Comics Super Heroes who will be protecting us this Halloween, available at Target online. Batman and Supergirl. Batman…er…Batdog? I Hear they’re dating! On a serious note, there are no treats for animals who are abandoned or abused. October is Adopt-a-Shelter Dog Month and as someone who has adopted 3 shelter dogs, I can tell…
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    FIDO Friendly

  • Pet Talk - Halloween Chocolate and FIDO - A Scary Combination

    susan@fidofriendly.com
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:35 am
    Important information to remember this time of year as shared by our friends at Pet Talk.   The Halloween season brings with it much amusement and excitement, and one anticipated tradition is the variety of chocolate you have an excuse to enjoy. While all of these Halloween treats may only bring your children a sugar rush and a tummy ache, it can do much more serious damage to your pets.
  • Wag Lifetime Joint Care For FIDO

    susan@fidofriendly.com
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:03 pm
    FIDO loves to run and play and we love that Wag is an all natural way to help keep us healthy and happy and active! Our dogs are extensions of our family, our personalities, and our lifestyles. 20% of dogs show signs of canine arthritis by the age of one. Wag is the only joint health supplement that protects your dog’s joints, bones, ligaments and tendons. It is clinically proven to be 5X more...
  • Teaching FIDO New Tricks—Choosing a Dog Trainer

    susan@fidofriendly.com
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:10 pm
    FIDO’s friends atTexas A&M University PET TALK shared these great tips and we just had to share them with you too! Choosing a good dog trainer is much like finding the right teacher for your child. Assertive but caring, attentive and knowledgeable—there are many important qualities to keep an eye out for when making this crucial decision. In order to choose one wisely, it is advised that dog...
  • Pumpkins, Pups and Petcurean

    susan@fidofriendly.com
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:21 pm
    It’s that time of the year again.  The leaves are falling, the weather is crisp and cool, and taking FIDO to the park is a treat for everyone.  FIDO doesn’t even mind that doggy sweater you love to put us in!    Fall also brings the juicy scent of apple cider and the warm richness of pumpkin into the air.  While pet parents are busy carving scary creations, and filling the kitchen with the yummy...
  • Timeless

    susan@fidofriendly.com
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:43 pm
 
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    Dog Jaunt

  • Reader’s report: Bicycle customized for three (and ideas for motorbike carriers)

    Mary-Alice
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:03 pm
    Reader Liberty posted this picture on Dog Jaunt’s Facebook page on September 21, and before the pixels had a chance to settle I begged her to write a guest post about what she’d done to create such a gorgeous and safe-looking bike system for her and her two dogs: Breathtaking, right? She kindly agreed, wrote her post immediately, and here it is, at too darned long-last (the photo captions are mine). Please note, up front, that the silver Road Hound carrier is no longer available, but at the end of the post I provide some ideas for motorbike carrier alternatives — and I’d…
  • Reader’s report: Large SturdiBag on three domestic United flights (737-700, 737-800, and 757-200)

    Mary-Alice
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:14 pm
    Reader Heather recently sent Dog Jaunt’s Facebook page a series of quick reports from the air about the under-seat spaces she and her pup encountered on several domestic United flights.  She kindly agreed that I could re-post them here (thanks, Heather!). Not being a obsessed dog travel blogger, Heather didn’t have a tape measure on hand, but you can get an idea of the spaces involved if you know that her pet was traveling in a large SturdiBag carrier, which is essentially 18″ long and 12″ high and wide, but will flex to fit into a space that’s, say, only…
  • Photo Friday: Scoop law sign from Gearhart, OR

    Mary-Alice
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    You’ve been wondering when I’d post another scoop law sign, amiright? You haven’t seen one on the blog since March, and darn it, they’re the main reason you read Dog Jaunt! Well, here’s a very peculiar one indeed, sent in by scoop law sign scout Jessica from Gearhart, an otherwise charming town on the Oregon coast: Photo by @springtidepress, whose Instagram feed is not to be missed I’m usually a little spooked by this hot-dog-limbed human, but add a hot-dog-limbed pup, and put them both in a thick mist like Warren Beatty in Heaven Can Wait  (except that…
  • Reader’s report: Sleepypod Air (and Olive!) on a United 737-900 plane

    Mary-Alice
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    This started out as a post on Dog Jaunt’s Facebook page, but reader Marie kindly agreed that I could repost it here on the blog, where it wouldn’t scroll away. Olive is a cross between a Sealyham Terrier and a Connemara Jack Russell Terrier (officially, a “Heritage Connemara Jack Russell,” part of a project to ensure the survival of the Irish Jack Russell). Marie bought the Sleepypod Air (here’s my review of it) in the dark chocolate color — very pretty, and a nice change from black, but still dark enough to minimize its apparent size. As Marie says, she and…
  • Blueberry (and Baret) in France: From rescue pup to muse

    Mary-Alice
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    One of my favorite Facebook friends is an artist I knew long before she picked up a brush. Baret Boisson began painting as an adult, and she’s entirely self-taught. Her work is enchanting, but I also love the delightful, intelligent essays she posts on her Facebook page about objects she’s collected or encountered, or images that spark her interest (including, most recently, photos of what turn-of-the-century ladies wore hiking — way, way too much; and a couple of the Cottingley Fairies photos — all the buzz in the late 1910’s). Baret and her pup Blueberry spent the…
 
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    Miniature Schnauzer Blog

  • My dog immediatly attacks other dogs that show dominance

    17 Oct 2014 | 2:30 pm
    My miniature schnauzer is extremely kind, loving, obedient and well mannered dog around other people and kids. He and I went to obedience school and
  • Dog Beds, How to Make a Bed for Your Dog

    14 Oct 2014 | 8:05 am
    Dog beds you can make at home plus dog craft projects. How to make a bed for your dog, snuggle sack, and dog pillows. Plus cleaning tips
  • Thanksgiving Safety for Dogs

    12 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Thanksgiving hazards and Top 10 holiday pet safety tips. Bad foods for dogs, Schnauzer pancreatitis, Poisonous holiday plants, Holiday pet dangers
  • Our little Ginger

    4 Oct 2014 | 3:52 am
    Full of life & center of attention, our little Ginger Last October, we've experienced a sudden death of our little Suzy (miniature schnauzer) & the loss
  • We miss you so Billy

    4 Oct 2014 | 3:37 am
    We got you from the pet shop when I returned to HK after years of studying abroad. Without you I never would be able to settle in this city. During this
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    Cleo's Blog | My Senior Rescue Dog Life

  • Remembering Cleo: Requiem for a Grouchy Puppy

    Sharon
    12 Oct 2014 | 11:11 am
    “When we love dogs, we love them all the way. The experience is all-encompassing as you enjoy the highest highs, the lowest lows, and everything in between...” That roller coaster of emotion is true for Cleo's guardian and mom, Sharon Castellanos, as she said goodbye last month to her Grouchy Puppy muse and beloved ambassador of big dog adoptions.  Two weeks ago we had to let our dog Cleo go. Until the end, she was surrounded in love, listening to her favorite music, with her favorite dog treats under her nose. My heart hurts and as my husband said, our life feels like a…
  • This is the Intersection of Love and Adoption in San Francisco

    Sharon
    27 May 2014 | 7:16 am
      RESOLVED, That there shall be an honorary naming of "Rescue Row" in recognition of the valuable contributions that these organizations make to the lives of San Francisco's animals and the city as a whole via dogdays.grouchypuppy.com This Saturday, May 31, kicks off the fifth year of Maddie's Pet Adoption Days. In San Francisco we'll also be celebrating the naming of Rescue Row -- where I met my family all those years ago at the San Francisco SPCA. Come join us!   For more details on the grand reopening, visit rescuerow.org. For more information about…
  • From the GREAT IDEA desk: Cuddle Club for Senior Dogs

    Sharon
    12 May 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Once a month, Muttville HQ in San Francisco hosts "cuddle club" as part of their Seniors for Seniors program. If you can't have a dog on your own, this is a fabulous opportunity to give and get some loves from their amazing senior dogs!!! Visit Muttville.org to find out more. Don't miss out on anything, get the Grouchy Puppy blog delivered by email. Sign up here!
  • Who needs to celebrate National Puppy Day?

    Sharon
    11 May 2014 | 1:31 pm
    When you love a dog like me you'll find I'm always your puppy! Look at this face, even now when I'm a senior dog I'm throwing off puppy vibes. BOL
  • Because you can't make old friends

    Sharon
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:30 pm
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    GrouchyPuppy® Blog | Dog Lovers Source

  • Chihuahua wearing glasses and lace collar is the Notorious RBG

    Sharon
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:14 am
    This chihuahua dressed as Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is priceless, down to her lace collar.   Thank you John Oliver for all of the dogs representing a canine SCOTUS. If you admire Justice Ginsburg like I do, check out this amazing Tumblr.
  • Oct 30-Nov 2 Join the SF/SPCA Wizard of Oz-themed Halloween Adopt-A-Thon

    Sharon
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Tricks and treats will be bountiful at the San Francisco SPCA’s Wizard of Oz-themed Halloween celebration, October 30th - November 2nd. The Adopt-A-Thon weekend kicks off with a cocktail party on Thursday night at the SF SPCA's Mission Campus.  The theme, “There’s No Place Like Home,” inspires guests to help animals in need find their way into loving homes. Also at the SF SPCA's Mission Campus, Saturday will feature a pan-denominational blessing of the animals. Last but not least, adoption fees will be waived for all adult animals (6+ months) for the entire Halloween…
  • The death of pet can hurt as much as the loss of a relative

    Sharon
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:05 pm
    During my search for understanding about grief and pet loss, I found this thoughtful article written in 2012 by Joe Yonan, from The Washington Post. His experiences are relevant today partly due to the loss of my own dog, but also my anticipatory loss of my ailing father. His exploration of the grief process is something that I can relate to. Joe writes: In “The Year of Magical Thinking,” Joan Didion refers to grief as passive and mourning as active. Sure enough, when I talked to Kathy Reiter, who leads monthly pet-loss support groups in Alexandria and Fairfax County, she eventually (in…
 
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    BorderWars

  • Dogs Defined by Disease

    Christopher
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:49 pm
    A sample of dog breeds that are defined by disease. The unending human fascination with novelty is seemingly unhindered by ethics all over the dog breeding world.  Not only are there countless examples of breeders and leaders turning a blind eye toward inbred disease, out-dated appreciation of population structure and genetics and under-appreciative of health and longevity, there are more than a few dog breeds which are built around disease as their defining trait.  There’s no easy fix for these dog breeds because they are defined by dysfunction and to fix them and bring them to…
  • Dog Days of Summer

    Christopher
    8 Aug 2014 | 5:57 am
    The “dog days” are the stretch of time in midsummer when the combined heat and humidity make the afternoons unbearable and send humans and dogs alike seeking shelter in cool shade or the forgetfulness of a sultry siesta. The dog days gestalt is an ancient concept in Western culture dating back at least to the Iliad, the oldest work of Western literature (~800 BC).  Homer uses an allusion to the dog star Sirius no less than three times to describe the sun’s rays off brilliant bronze armor, evoking not only the brightest star but also the concomitant ill fortune and death…
  • The US Gov’t sucks at Bio-Containment

    Christopher
    5 Aug 2014 | 1:54 am
    Questioning the decision to bring two live, infected, and contagious US citizens home for treatment of their Ebola is not simply fear mongering or hysteria: there is a perfectly rational risk-averse calculation that can be made without raising one’s blood pressure and calling down the end of the world. In fact, a simple review of the documented risk of accidental infection by medical professionals and even highly secure government bio-hazard facilities should leave one with ample reason to remain skeptical of the decision to treat these people on American soil. Hint: we’ve already…
  • Ebola Coming to America? No Thanks!

    Christopher
    3 Aug 2014 | 10:29 pm
    It’s like a cute [&] ampersand that will make your insides leak out of your orifices. For the first time in history a live human with infectious Ebola virus has set foot on American soil, and another one is on her way here.  While there is some alarmist thinking surrounding the event, I fall firmly on the side of OH HELZ NO when it comes to importing the virus for the sake of treating the two infected charity workers who were somehow exposed at about the same time while treating Ebola victims in Africa. Why? Because despite the minute chance of an accident or release of the virus…
  • Why Border Collies? Transcript and Gallery

    Christopher
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:11 am
    The following is an image gallery and transcript of Episode 001 of the WarHorn which you can listen to with the embedded player on this post: The WarHorn Podcast: Why Border Collies? GALLERY: TRANSCRIPT: Greetings, I’m Christopher Landauer, the author behind Border-Wars and in this inaugural edition of the War Horn, a new podcast to accompany the articles published on border-wars.com,  I’d like to answer the question: “Why Border Collies?” to give you insight in to how I got in to the breed and why I’m so passionate about them. In up coming editions of the War…
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    VPI Hambone Award

  • Protecting Pets From Halloween Horrors

    Ryan
    13 Oct 2014 | 9:55 am
    During the Halloween season, U.S. consumers spend $7 billion on Halloween candy, costumes and decorations, exposing pets to more toxins and hazards than any other time of the year. To help prepare for the imminent dangers that surround our pets during the scare season, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation’s first and largest provider of pet health insurance, has released its Top Halloween Pet Dangers and Safety Tips. Toxic Dangers During the Halloween season, emergency calls to the Pet Poison Helpline increase 12% making October its busiest time of the year. VPI recently sorted…
  • Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Receives $10,000

    Ryan
    6 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    As a result of Charlie winning the 2014 VPI Hambone Award, Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital will receive the $10,000 VPI-funded award through the Veterinary Care Foundation to treat pets whose owners could not otherwise afford treatment. After being crushed by a tractor, Charlie was referenced to the specialists at Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital to treat her life threatening injuries. After arriving at the hospital and being unable to stand, the highly skilled veterinary team performed two major surgeries on Charlie to stabilize her fractured spine and removed…
  • Trampled By a Tractor and Patched Up at Purdue, Charlie Wins 6th Annual VPI Hambone Award

    Ryan
    6 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Charlie, a Labrador retriever from Indianapolis Ind., has won the 2014 VPI Hambone Award honoring the most unusual pet insurance claim of the year. Charlie earned the nomination after getting into a treacherous tangle with a tractor and making a remarkable recovery from life threatening injuries. The 6th annual VPI Hambone Award is presented by Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation’s first and largest provider of pet health insurance, and a member of the Nationwide family of companies. After selecting 12 nominees for the most unusual claim of the year, VPI opened voting to the…
  • Vote Now For The 2014 VPI Hambone Award!

    Ryan
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:31 pm
    UPDATE: The winner of the 2014 VPI Hambone Award will be announced on Tuesday Oct. 7th. After reviewing more than one million pet insurance claims received over the past year, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI) has nominated 12 worthy candidates for the 2014 VPI Hambone Award. Each year VPI, the nation’s first and largest provider of pet health insurance, and member of the Nationwide Insurance family of companies, searches through its database of more than 500,000 insured pets to honor the most “Unusual Claim of the Year.” The winner will be decided by a public vote Sept. 16 – 30…
  • Peyton Manning and the NFL “Join the Nation”

    Ryan
    5 Sep 2014 | 1:40 pm
    The 2014 NFL season is upon us and VPI, a member of the Nationwide Insurance family of companies, is howling with excitement. Five-time NFL MVP and Denver Broncos starting quarterback Peyton Manning and Nationwide have announced a new, multi-year marketing agreement. As a part of the agreement, Manning will be featured in national advertising this fall. Furthermore, Nationwide has become an official auto, home and life insurance sponsor of the NFL. Nationwide also announced an expanded relationship with the Denver Broncos Football Club. News of the partnership has the Golden Receivers at VPI…
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    Bunny's Blog

  • Maddie's Fund surpasses expectations with record number of adoptions in two day event

    Vicki Cook
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:23 am
    Via PR Newswire: Maddie's Fund has announced the final number of adoptions made at their 2014 Maddie's Pet Adoption Days event. An unparalleled 16,665 dogs and cats found homes during the nation's largest free pet adoption event, sponsored by Maddie's Fund. This represents a 98% increase over last year's 8,432 adoptions for this two-day event.Maddie's Fund originally set aside $10 million to underwrite the adoptions managed by participating organizations this year, however, the total donation awarded to groups for qualifying adoptions this year was actually $13.3 million. In its fifth year,…
  • Ebola and pets: What are the risks?

    Vicki Cook
    18 Oct 2014 | 9:24 am
    Via PR Newswire: Can pets get sick from Ebola? Can they pass the virus to us? What should happen to the pets of infected people?These questions came to the forefront this week when concerns were raised about what to do with the dog of an Ebola-infected nurse in Texas. While the dog has shown no signs of being infected, it is currently in quarantine as officials monitor its health. Earlier in the month, officials in Spain opted to euthanize a dog that may have been exposed to Ebola from an infected owner.Dr. Ron DeHaven, CEO of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), said his…
  • Hello Again!

    Vicki Cook
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:06 am
    It's just over three months since my last post. I also took a complete break from social media.I have to admit that I have enjoyed the time off, but now I find that I've started to miss my blog and my blogging friends.So I will begin oh, so slowly to start blogging again. I can't guarantee a regular schedule. Right now, I just want to see how it feels.
  • Goodbye for now

    Vicki Cook
    5 Jul 2014 | 10:05 am
    When I began tweeting as Bunny Jean Cook in March 2009, I had no idea how it would change my life. At that time, I was working as a fundraiser for a human service organization. As part of my job, I was checking out the wild world of social media including Twitter.I posted a picture of my rabbit as my avatar and met a whole group of wonderful pet loving people! After a while, some of the anipals (as we called ourselves) started having virtual parties, and one very creative little terrier took the idea and turned it into a way to raise funds for small animal charities.Pawpawties were 24 hour…
  • New Jersey Senate passes bill to crack down on puppy mills

    Vicki Cook
    25 Jun 2014 | 6:10 am
    A bill to help crack down on puppy mills and protect consumers who buy puppies from commercial breeders in pet stores has passed the New Jersey Senate. S. 1870 will require pet shops in the state to provide consumers with certain identifying information regarding the animals they sell.Kathleen Schatzmann, the New Jersey state director for the Humane Society of the United States, issued the following statement:“Most puppies sold in pet stores come from puppy mills and the sources of these dogs are often not disclosed to consumers. New Jersey consumers have repeatedly complained to the HSUS…
 
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  • A Few Tips Every Dog Trainer Should Know

    MinervaW
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:51 pm
    Training a dog is crucial for having an obedient friend. Canine training can be tumultuous, so be prepared for some ups and downs. Keep the following tips in mind during canine training. Put yourself in the dog’s situation. You can easily become frustrated with your pet if they do not learn the basics quickly or not at all. Try to think the way your dog does. Imagine the world likeRelated Posts:Easy Methods To Help Train Your DogGet Your Dog Trained Today With These Simple TipsDo Not Get Rid Of Your Dog- Train HimDog Training Tips And Tricks You Can UseWays You To Can Be More Effective…
  • Train Your Dog To Behave In All Circumstances

    MinervaW
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:25 pm
    It has been widely accepted that a well trained dog leads to a better relationship between owner and pet. Nothing is more joyous than the satisfaction of living with a pet who adores your family and is respectful of household rules and boundaries. Use these great tips to work with your pet and build a healthier, happier environment for both of you! When you correct your dog verbally, ensure yourRelated Posts:Training Your Dog Has Never Been This Simple BeforeEasy Methods To Help Train Your DogTrouble Getting Your Dog To Behave? Try These Tips!How To Train Your Dog With ConfidenceTips And…
  • Effective Methods To Train Your Dog

    MinervaW
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:25 am
    When your pet is fully trained and obedient, your home environment becomes much more peaceful and enjoyable. Try a few of these tips. They could make a huge difference in living with a dog. To strengthen your training efforts, you can use a designated verbal command to help your animal know what your expectations are and when they have been fulfilled. Even a simple monosyllabic spoken ‘yes’ can help theRelated Posts:Training Your Dog Tips That Are Proven To Work!Important Training Your Dog Techniques That Everyone Should…Canine Training Tips That Can Work For You!How To…
  • Naturally Derived dog Joint Therapy Pain Relief Formula for Dogs

    Alex
    18 Oct 2014 | 10:42 pm
    Glucosamine, Chondroitin and methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) has for a long time been made use of to treat canines who experience joint discomfort and arthritis. Veterinarians have recommended these supplements for canines and other animals also and have observed many of the exact same benefits that are experienced by humans. Pet dogs that experience the very best outcomes with glucosamine, Chondroitin and MSM supplements can be of any ages depending if anRelated Posts:Naturally Derived Animal Joint Care Pain Relief Supplement…Our Naturally Sourced Canine Joint Care The Perfect…
  • Dog Training Tips For A Well-Behaved Furry Friend

    MinervaW
    18 Oct 2014 | 5:25 am
    When you choose a dog from an animal rescue, its behavior may be quite a bit more subdued at the shelter than it will be once it settles into your home. With some basic training, you can teach your dog to act better quicker. A new dog needs to feel safe and happy in their crate during training. You should put their food in the cage and leave the doorRelated Posts:Get Your Pooch Under Control With These Simple TipsHelp Your Pooch Learn To Behave And Follow DirectionsHow To Deal With Your DogGreat Tips To Help Train Your DogDogs Are Eager To Please, So Training Is Intuitive!
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  • Wiener Wonderland Closed for Boarding

    Tamar Love Grande
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:47 pm
    A new house for me means that I’m no longer able to board wiener dogs. However, I’m happy to provide dog walking and pet sitting services within a 10 mile radius of 91343. If you’re interested in finding out more, please email me at tamar@wienerwonderland.com.
  • Meet Baby Girl!

    Tamar Love Grande
    24 Aug 2013 | 5:51 am
    She isn’t available for adoption yet, so this short video is  a SNEAK PREVIEW of the most adorable dog I have ever met, my new foster, Baby Girl. Keep in mind that I have been working with dogs for 10 years, and in that time I’ve seen thousands of adorable dogs, and yes, she is the MOST adorable. This is not hyperbole: This is Baby Girl and Hanz Playing.
  • Service Dogs for the Mentally Ill or Disabled

    Tamar Love Grande
    15 Nov 2012 | 2:46 pm
    Most people are familiar with service dogs, particularly with guide dogs for the blind, but did you know these “helper dogs” can assist with mental and physiological problems? For example, service dogs can help detect when their people are about to have a seizure. They can act as hearing dogs for the deaf. And they can provide comfort and support for people with crippling mental illness. Having an “invisible” disability – as opposed to something you can see, like mobility issues, blindness, deafness, etc. – is extremely difficult and challenging. Examples of invisible disabilities…
  • NEW! All-Breed Dog Walking

    Tamar Love Grande
    2 Nov 2012 | 2:53 pm
    Dog Walking NEW! If you work long hours or are physically unable to take your dog for a walk, please consider our dog-walking service. All dogs are welcome, even giant breeds. For only $15 ($5 for each additional pup), we’ll walk your dog for 20 to 30 minutes, depending on our clients’ and their dogs’ needs. We’ll take your dog(s) on a real walk, not merely a trip to the dog park. If you only need a midday visit for your pup, during which we play with your dog or administer medication, we’ll spend 30 minutes at your home at the same rate. Our service area is…
  • NEW! Behavior Modification

    Tamar Love Grande
    1 Nov 2012 | 8:05 pm
    After only a few days in our care, Linus went from snarling, fighting and biting to cuddling, loving and tolerant of other dogs. We are now offering behavior modification for dachshunds who are rude or undersocialized or have other behavioral problems, like fear aggression, biting, dog aggression and timidity/fearfulness. We can also help with crate training. Although we are not trainers or behaviorists, our years of experience with hundreds of dachshunds have given us unique insight into the breed and its inherent negative behaviors. We have found that just one week at Wiener Wonderland…
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  • Is My Pet Dog or Cat at Risk for Catching or Transmitting Ebola?

    Kevin Myers
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:36 am
    With all the hyperbole about Ebola in the news, the question about whether this disease is transmissible to and from our pets is still an open one with no definite answers. But according to the CDC’s “Questions and Answers about Ebola and Pets”, the probability seems low, as reflected in the following statements: The ongoing epidemic […]
  • Dr. Sophia Yin

    Kevin Myers
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:08 am
    It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden death of Dr. Sophia Yin on Monday, September 29th. She was an extraordinary human being whose knowledge and passion for the care, handling, and training of dogs in a non-stressful manner was infectious. Although her loss is immeasurable,  the legacy and knowledge she left behind is […]
  • Fall Activities for your Dog

    Kevin Myers
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:51 am
    With fall approaching, our dogs check the weather blogs daily in anticipation of their favorite season. Fall is a cornucopia of activities our K9 companions live for. The following, incomplete list of activities are on many a dog’s fall itinerary.   Cool weather changes an older dog’s brain to the point where they figure a […]
  • Why Being Angry at your Older Dog is Normal

    Kevin Myers
    4 Sep 2014 | 8:39 am
    When squared upon, the Hannya mask is an angry and imposing visage. Yet, a slight tilt of its head can bring sorrow and pain into view. As our dogs become older, behaviors that once elicited joy, laughter, and even a bit of egging on become moments of anger. Laughter is replaced by an angry voice […]
  • 11 Tips to Keep Your Pet Safe During the Dog Days of Summer

    Guest Blogger
    3 Jun 2014 | 5:35 pm
    With the unofficial start of summer here, and what is predicted to be one of the hottest, wettest and most humid seasons in New York City ahead, you’re not the only one who will be seeking relief from the heat. This time of year can be especially brutal for dogs. John Ziegler, dog well-being expert […]
 
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  • Traumatised beagle rescued from 100ft mineshaft in west Cork

    Peter
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:06 am
    A beagle pup that spent two nights at the bottom of a disused mineshaft has been hoisted to safety in a dramatic rescue. Taylor, a 12 month old beagle pup, was one of four dogs that went missing while out walking with their owner on Sunday. The dogs were found at the bottom on an abandoned mine near Glandore in County Cork. Two beagles and a terrier were lifted to safety after Coastguard officers abseiled down the mine shaft. But the fourth pup, Taylor, ran off during the rescue. Read the full story in the Irish Times.
  • Code of Conduct for dog owners visiting Dublin’s parks and gardens

    Peter
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:21 am
    The OPW have issued a Code of Conduct for all dog owners visiting national historic properties in Dublin with their dogs. The Code of Conduct for Dog Owners identifies specific areas within the OPW’s twelve parks and gardens in Dublin where dogs are not permitted or must be kept on a lead. The parks and gardens included are St Stephen’s Green, Iveagh Gardens, National War Memorial Gardens, Grangegorman Military Cemetary, Arbour Hill Cemetary, Pheonix Park, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, National Botanic Gardens, St Enda’s Park, Rathfarnham Castle, Garden of Remembrance and…
  • Massy’s Wood, Killakee, County Dublin

    Peter
    7 Oct 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Massy’s Wood in the Dublin Mountains is one of Baxter’s favourite places. Plenty of space to run around and a river to explore too! Across the road from the Hell Fire Club is the woodland of Massy’s Estate, a truly magical dog friendly walk. Designed in the late 1930s as an urban forest, Massy’s Estate is a vast ecological resource of flora, wildlife, tree species, estate artefacts and items of geological interest.  A variety of European, American and Asian tree species were planted, creating a perfect environment for many plants and animals such as Sika deer, badger,…
  • Meet the dog lover behind Dublin’s Cheeky Dog Bakery

    Peter
    26 Sep 2014 | 8:57 am
    Recently at a DSPCA Doggie Day Out in St Enda’s Park in Rathfarnham, Baxter and I came across a yummy new service just for dogs. Though we all know that cakes and sweets are not healthy for our dogs, it is great to see a new way of providing tasty treats for pooches. Cheeky Dog Bakery began two years ago after dog lover Jenny McCarthy struggled to find a birthday cake to celebrate her dachshund Oscar’s first birthday. Unable to find one, she decided to make her own. Much to Oscar’s delight! Inspired by her own attempt a baking a birthday cake for Oscar, she spent a year…
  • Family Pet Expo 2014

    Peter
    25 Sep 2014 | 8:41 am
    Pet Expo returns to the RDS this November for its eight year. A true pet lover’s paradise, Pet Expo is a great day our for the whole family, with lots of stands including Pet Products, Pet Advice Centre, Dog Demonstration Ring, Breed Village, Ask the Vet Clinic, Pet Adoption Centre, World of Birds, World of Cats, Pet Grooming Showcase, Woolly Wards Farm, Small Furry Friends Corner. Dog Shows, Kids Entertainment, a great Family Day Out with a full programme of live events in the entertainment arena, and so much more. Venue: RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 Opening Times: Saturday 22nd November…
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  • Why Are Exotic Pets So Hard to Treat?

    Dr. Debora Lichtenberg, VMD
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Pets Adviser - If you have an exotic pet, find out where you can get basic care in your area and specialized exotic care in case of emergency.
  • Why Do the Back Legs of a German Shepherd Look Bent?

    Melissa Smith
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Pets Adviser - My German shepherd's back legs looked much different from those of the dogs in the show ring. Here we take a look at the reasons for the difference.
  • Finding Home: When Cats Go Missing

    T.J. Banks
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Pets Adviser - When cats go missing, some can return home, while others can find their owners even if they have moved away.
  • Recognizing the Symptoms of Whipworms Can Be Tricky

    Dr. Pippa Elliott, BVMS, MRCVS
    18 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Pets Adviser - Most dogs can cope with a light worm burden without showing any symptoms. A mild infection can cause intermittent diarrhea. Learn more in this article.
  • The Basics of Cat Litter Box Maintenance

    Melissa Smith
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Pets Adviser - The importance of keeping a clean litter box can’t be understated. Not only is it important for your pet's health, but also people can contract...
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    Life With Dogs And Puppies Blog

  • Try Group Dog Walks

    Clint Cora
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:32 am
    Group Dog Walks Lately, in addition to meeting up with other small dog owners at local dog parks, we decided to do more group dog walks on nice nature trails nearby since we’ve been doing these routes as hikes with my general social Meetup group for humans.  We got a good number of both people and dogs out on a few of these outings already. I must say that the overall consensus has been extremely positive on many fronts.  My Lhasa Apso dogs Chester and Roxie are now quite use to walking with larger groups of both people and other dogs as shown in the picture above.  Some dogs from…
  • Small Dogs Group Outings Going Strong

    Clint Cora
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:34 pm
    Small Dogs Group So in the last post I wrote about how my Small Dogs Outings Meetup group got some new friends for my two Lhasa Apso dogs Chester and Roxie.  Well, since we have events partnered up with my general social Meetup group GTA Free Spirits as well now, outings with our dogs are going pretty strong. We now have small dogs outings both during the week as well as on the weekends for the entire autumn season and my two dogs are loving it.  Not only are they meeting some new doggie friends, but they are now part of a regular gang of other small dogs. In addition to short midweek walks…
  • How I Got More Friends For My Dogs

    Clint Cora
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:21 am
    Friends For My Dogs On my previous post, I wrote about the importance of dogs having friends as part of their overall healthy social lives.  In our case, my Lhasa Apso dogs Chester and Roxie have a few dog friends who were basically our neighbours.  Here’s our classic video from two winters ago showing their friends waiting for them at the door to come out and play. There are more dogs in our neighbourhood but of course not all dogs get along as in our case, my dogs do not particularly like big dogs and many other small dog owners living near us do not actually socialize their dogs at…
  • Dog Friends Are Important And Healthy

    Clint Cora
    2 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Dog Friends Are Healthy I see some of our neighbourhood dogs who never got socialized when young.  As a result, they are always barking feriously at all other dogs no matter what size they are.  These dogs spend pretty well their entire lives without socializing with other dogs which is a real shame.  These dogs have no dog friends. Dog who spend all their time just with their human families and no other dogs become quite aggressive at the sight of other dogs and being a solitary dog is actually against the general nature of dogs.  Dogs are naturally social animals and are much happier in…
  • Let Your Dogs Experience As Much As Possible

    Clint Cora
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:31 am
    Dogs Experience Maximum Potential One of the things I’m trying to do these days is to make sure that I try my best to let my two Lhasa Apso dogs Chester and Roxie experience as much as possible.  Our pets unfortunately are not with us for very long and for everything they give us, it’s our duty as dedicated dog owners to give back in terms of spending quality time to expose them to as much interesting experiences as possible during the time they are with us. This is something that I failed to do with my first two Lhasa Apsos Pepper and Max.  We basically only went out to…
 
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  • Birdy Boredom Busters – How to Keep your Parrot Active

    Diane Burroughs
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:55 am
    Birdy boredom is a hot topic because bored birds develop problem behaviors. Remember that a parrot is as smart as a 5 year old but has the emotional development of a toddler.  This spells trouble when a bird feels that its needs are not getting met.   Bear in mind that a parrot is extremely smart and […] The post Birdy Boredom Busters – How to Keep your Parrot Active appeared first on Blog.birdsupplies.com. Related posts: 5 Weird Things Parrots Chew 4 Cool Foraging Bird Toys for Under $15 Help! Parrot Chewing Furniture Problem
  • Winter Parrot Supplies

    diane
    6 Oct 2014 | 7:29 am
    The approach of the winter season normally sends a chilly cloud down the spine of many parrot lovers. The icy, cold season usually brings with it discomfort not only to the birds but the owners as well. Many of the caged bird pets in America have their origin in geographical areas that are warm almost […] The post Winter Parrot Supplies appeared first on Blog.birdsupplies.com. Related posts: Winter Bird Supplies for Parrots Winter is NOT for the Birds: Get Seasonal Bird Supplies How To Keep Your Bird Warm This Winter
  • Parrot Jealousy Unraveled

    diane
    27 Sep 2014 | 10:33 am
    Parrot Jealousy Happens Parrot people often lament about how their parrot becomes jealous. They don’t understand why a parrot seems to turn on them or the family when they love it so much.  Well, to understand that, you have to think like a parrot, one that is not a domesticated pet living with humans but rather much […] The post Parrot Jealousy Unraveled appeared first on Blog.birdsupplies.com. Related posts: What Do You Know About Parrot Instincts? 7 Parrot Care Tips You Must Know Hormonal Parrots: How Parrot Food Affects Hormones
  • 5 DIY Bird Foraging Toys

    diane
    21 Sep 2014 | 6:28 pm
    So, as a bird owner, you want your pet to have the best of everything, but that can get expensive. Between having to be careful about the ingredients in store bought treats and worrying about what materials the bird toys themselves are made out of, you have a lot of things on your mind when […] The post 5 DIY Bird Foraging Toys appeared first on Blog.birdsupplies.com. Related posts: 4 Cool Foraging Bird Toys for Under $15 Foraging & Enrichment Toys for Parrots How To Make Foraging Bird Toys
  • The Laughing Parrot

    diane
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:17 pm
    Parrots Get Jokes Too! Anyone with a parrot in their life knows that parrots have emotions.  Scientific research shows us that parrots have a limbic system and they experience a full range of emotions.  Combine the limbic system with such a smart brain and you’ve got a recipe for sugar and spice and everything nice. […] The post The Laughing Parrot appeared first on Blog.birdsupplies.com. Related posts: Socializing Your Parrot Into A Social Butterfly Birds Eye View on Parrots Emotions Parrot in Love with the Easter Bunny!
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  • October’s Dog of the Month Overcomes Extreme Shyness

    Sherman Oaks
    15 Oct 2014 | 11:39 am
    Little Chihuahua mix goes from terrified to terrific in under six months.
  • Doom Room Halloween Party

    Charlotte
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:05 am
    Join us this October as we transform into the Doom Room for a fun filled evening where you are invited to eat, drink, and be scary. The Doom Room haunts Charlotte on Sunday, October 26 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. We invite you and your pup to come in your best costume prepared for an evening of fun, including: Photo booth (FREE!) Costume Parade Games Costume Contest (with prizes!!) Harvest Themed refreshments Tricks, Treats, and More!
  • October’s Dog of the Month is a True “Cally-fornian”

    Hollywood
    9 Oct 2014 | 1:29 pm
    October's Dog of the Month is truly a testament to resilience and the power of love.
  • Doom Room Halloween Party

    Hollywood
    8 Oct 2014 | 5:24 pm
    Join us this October as we transform into the Doom Room for a fun filled evening where you are invited to eat, drink, and be scary. The Doom Room haunts Hollywood on Saturday, October 18 from 6pm-8pm. We invite you and your pup to come in your best costume prepared for an evening of fun, including: Photo booth (FREE!) Costume Parade Games Costume Contest (with prizes!!) Harvest Themed refreshments Tricks, Treats, and More!
  • Doom Room Halloween Party

    Sherman Oaks
    8 Oct 2014 | 5:17 pm
    Join us this October as we transform into the Doom Room for a fun filled evening where you are invited to eat, drink, and be scary. The scary fun in Sherman Oaks is on Sunday, October 19 from 6pm-8pm. We invite you and your pup to come in your best costume prepared for an evening of fun, including: Photo booth (FREE!) Costume Parade Games Costume Contest (with prizes!!) Harvest Themed refreshments Tricks, Treats, and More!
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    The Rottweilers Blog

  • Oct 11, Beamer

    11 Oct 2014 | 9:37 am
    Beamer is truly a part of the family. I get choked up when I think of him because he is now 8, soon to be 9 and I can't imagine life without him. We
  • Oct 11, Beamer

    11 Oct 2014 | 9:37 am
    Love my Bub. Bub is a cross between Buddy and babe. My wife said it by accident once, and his nickname has stuck. He answers to Beamer, Beam and Bub.
  • Oct 11, Buddha

    11 Oct 2014 | 9:36 am
    He was found in a dumpster on Christmas eve at 6 weeks old. The temperature that evening was -24 degrees Celsius. I worked for Animal Control and rescued
  • Oct 11, Spoiled Miss Pris - 12/19/00 - 9/24/14

    11 Oct 2014 | 9:35 am
    11 month old Priska came into our lives way back in 2001. She came to be my protector after a house break-in. Instead we became the pack. She filled
  • Oct 11, Beamer (German engineered to perfection!)

    11 Oct 2014 | 9:34 am
    Beamer - German engineered to perfection. Powerful, reliable, trustworthy, dedicated and loyal to a fault.
 
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    Animal Shelter Tips Blog

  • Ten Ways for Kids to Wish Homeless Pets a Happy Holiday

    petlover
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:15 am
    Don't forget to include homeless pets on your gift list for the holidays. Why not show the kids in your family some good ways to give to shelter pets? Here are ten ideas to try.
  • Last Minute Holiday Fundraisers for Animal Shelters You Can Plan Right Now

    petlover
    7 Nov 2013 | 8:27 am
    Do you have at least one fundraiser planned for the holidays? If you don’t, there’s still time to raise funds for homeless pets. Consider partnering with planned holiday activities in your town. Try to include kids whenever you can using some of these ideas.
  • Develop a Fundraising Database in Seven Days

    petlover
    13 May 2013 | 2:22 pm
    I notice many lost opportunities when animal shelters and rescues don’t take advantage of the many ways they can develop a responsive donor database. Take every opportunity to gather the names of people who have expressed interest in your organization and mission. Set a goal to implement one of these seven simple solutions every day for seven days and you’ll find your donor list growing.
  • Helping Special Needs Homeless Pets

    petlover
    20 Feb 2013 | 9:35 am
    Special needs homeless pets often need special help in finding homes. Blind dogs, diabetic cats, senior citizen pets, the pets of homebound humans, three legged pets -- these pets need a special person to take them home. There are many groups and services to help these pets with grants, temporary homes, sanctuaries, short term services, etc.
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    GrouchyPuppy® Blog | Dog Lovers Source

  • Chihuahua wearing glasses and lace collar is the Notorious RBG

    Sharon
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:14 am
    This chihuahua dressed as Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is priceless, down to her lace collar.   Thank you John Oliver for all of the dogs representing a canine SCOTUS. If you admire Justice Ginsburg like I do, check out this amazing Tumblr.
  • Oct 30-Nov 2 Join the SF/SPCA Wizard of Oz-themed Halloween Adopt-A-Thon

    Sharon
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Tricks and treats will be bountiful at the San Francisco SPCA’s Wizard of Oz-themed Halloween celebration, October 30th - November 2nd. The Adopt-A-Thon weekend kicks off with a cocktail party on Thursday night at the SF SPCA's Mission Campus.  The theme, “There’s No Place Like Home,” inspires guests to help animals in need find their way into loving homes. Also at the SF SPCA's Mission Campus, Saturday will feature a pan-denominational blessing of the animals. Last but not least, adoption fees will be waived for all adult animals (6+ months) for the entire Halloween…
  • The death of pet can hurt as much as the loss of a relative

    Sharon
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:05 pm
    During my search for understanding about grief and pet loss, I found this thoughtful article written in 2012 by Joe Yonan, from The Washington Post. His experiences are relevant today partly due to the loss of my own dog, but also my anticipatory loss of my ailing father. His exploration of the grief process is something that I can relate to. Joe writes: In “The Year of Magical Thinking,” Joan Didion refers to grief as passive and mourning as active. Sure enough, when I talked to Kathy Reiter, who leads monthly pet-loss support groups in Alexandria and Fairfax County, she eventually (in…
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    Trupanion Blog on Pet Health & Care Advice, Tips and Feature Articles

  • Finding a Little Help

    Kathryn
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    When my husband Sebastien and I bought a bulldog puppy, we were so grateful that we talked to friends who were also owners that shared with us the high costs of veterinary care required for this breed during their lifetime. We Read More
  • Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Cat ate shoe string

    Stacy
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Bandit the 10-month-old domestic short hair is apparently still enjoying his curious kitten phase, because he recently played with and swallowed a shoe string. This resulted in his first big veterinary visit and overnight stay. Bandit’s veterinarian took radiographs to Read More
  • Trupanion Reviews – Week of 10/17

    Stacy
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Trupanion couldn’t have a more true to mission name! Not only are they helping our traumatized pup, but offering vets in training a rare opportunity to circumvent a leg amputation for perhaps a “pinkie” extraction. How good is that? -Vernyce Read More
  • 2014 Hero Dog Awards

    Meghan
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Trupanion had a wonderful time in Beverly Hills for the fourth annual American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards ceremony. It was an exciting weekend spent appreciating America’s favorite hero dogs who have helped others, improved lives, and influenced many with their stories. Read More
  • A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Animal Stars

    Kathryn
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    As a company dedicated to pet health, Trupanion is always looking to align with organizations that share our commitment to health, happiness, and care of animals—the American Humane Association is one of those organizations. The American Humane Association helps to Read More
 
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    Life With Dogs And Puppies Blog

  • Try Group Dog Walks

    Clint Cora
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:32 am
    Group Dog Walks Lately, in addition to meeting up with other small dog owners at local dog parks, we decided to do more group dog walks on nice nature trails nearby since we’ve been doing these routes as hikes with my general social Meetup group for humans.  We got a good number of both people and dogs out on a few of these outings already. I must say that the overall consensus has been extremely positive on many fronts.  My Lhasa Apso dogs Chester and Roxie are now quite use to walking with larger groups of both people and other dogs as shown in the picture above.  Some dogs from…
  • Small Dogs Group Outings Going Strong

    Clint Cora
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:34 pm
    Small Dogs Group So in the last post I wrote about how my Small Dogs Outings Meetup group got some new friends for my two Lhasa Apso dogs Chester and Roxie.  Well, since we have events partnered up with my general social Meetup group GTA Free Spirits as well now, outings with our dogs are going pretty strong. We now have small dogs outings both during the week as well as on the weekends for the entire autumn season and my two dogs are loving it.  Not only are they meeting some new doggie friends, but they are now part of a regular gang of other small dogs. In addition to short midweek walks…
  • How I Got More Friends For My Dogs

    Clint Cora
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:21 am
    Friends For My Dogs On my previous post, I wrote about the importance of dogs having friends as part of their overall healthy social lives.  In our case, my Lhasa Apso dogs Chester and Roxie have a few dog friends who were basically our neighbours.  Here’s our classic video from two winters ago showing their friends waiting for them at the door to come out and play. There are more dogs in our neighbourhood but of course not all dogs get along as in our case, my dogs do not particularly like big dogs and many other small dog owners living near us do not actually socialize their dogs at…
  • Dog Friends Are Important And Healthy

    Clint Cora
    2 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Dog Friends Are Healthy I see some of our neighbourhood dogs who never got socialized when young.  As a result, they are always barking feriously at all other dogs no matter what size they are.  These dogs spend pretty well their entire lives without socializing with other dogs which is a real shame.  These dogs have no dog friends. Dog who spend all their time just with their human families and no other dogs become quite aggressive at the sight of other dogs and being a solitary dog is actually against the general nature of dogs.  Dogs are naturally social animals and are much happier in…
  • Let Your Dogs Experience As Much As Possible

    Clint Cora
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:31 am
    Dogs Experience Maximum Potential One of the things I’m trying to do these days is to make sure that I try my best to let my two Lhasa Apso dogs Chester and Roxie experience as much as possible.  Our pets unfortunately are not with us for very long and for everything they give us, it’s our duty as dedicated dog owners to give back in terms of spending quality time to expose them to as much interesting experiences as possible during the time they are with us. This is something that I failed to do with my first two Lhasa Apsos Pepper and Max.  We basically only went out to…
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  • The Dog Toy Thief | Wordless Wednesday

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    It's mine!  All mine!Said the girl with the flying earsas she stole Rudy's birthday toy.
  • Gourmet Organic Dog Treats #Giveaway from Paw Street Barkery | #TastyTuesday

    20 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Any day will be a party with pet treats from Paw Street Barkery!  Jeffie, Rudy and Rosie were delighted to be asked to taste tests some very tasty dog treats from this organic pet bakery.  You can try some, too, if you're the lucky winner of a Paw Street Barkery $25 gift certificate!Founded in 2009 with the name The Barkers Dozen, Paw Street Barkery is on a mission to provide homemade organic pet treats. We'd say this Chicopee, Massachusetts company is doing just that.Paw Street Barkery brand organic dog treats use the highest-quality, human-grade organic…
  • The Greedy Girl Torments Rudy | Monday Mischief

    19 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    You may remember the big excitement when the Talking Dogs finally saw their first squirrel.  Since then Rudy has spent a lot of time watching the yard and the trees for that pesky critter.  Without a whole lot of success.  Oh, well, right?   Figuring the heck with real tree rats, I got Rudy a new Chuckit! Flying Squirrel toy for his birthday.  It's pretty cool and even glows in the dark.  All three dogs loved it.However, a certain girl dog decided it was HER toy! She wasn't about to give it up to the birthday boy.Rosie may have wanted it,…
  • Adopt Wonton a Young #PitBull Dog in Missouri

    18 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Wonton is a 1 year old brown brindle Pit Bull Terrier mixed breed dog.  According to the staff and volunteers at the Humane Society of Missouri St. Louis City animal shelter, Wonton can be a little shy around new people and situations.  Consequently, she's love a quiet home, somewhere she can feel safe and secure.  She does warm up to folks and then she's oh, so sweet and affectionate.  Wonton loves to be petted and will roll over for some nice belly rubs.While Wonton has been at the shelter, she's learned to walk nicely on a leash.  She loves going outside. …
  • National #Pitbull Awareness Month Video Tribute | Dog Song Saturday

    17 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    We're celebrating Pitbull Awareness Month today with a special Dog Song Saturday at Talking Dogs..Respeonsible Pit Bull Owners... This is Your Song is a wonderful compilation of video clips and photographs featuring Pit Bull dogs set to Your Song by Sir Elton John.In 2007, Bless the Bullys introduced the idea of a national "pit bull awareness day," and it took off like wildfire. Devoted pit bull advocates jumped on the opportunity to participate in the first of its kind nationwide initiative to bring about positive pit bull media attention together on one day. To date, it is still the only…
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    Dogs Now Puppies for Sale

  • Pretty Beagle Toy Male and female Puppies Price from 489 to 589

    22 Oct 2014 | 7:48 am
    Gorgeous Toy Beagle Tiny Female and Male Puppies We Beat All Prices Must See Pup's Weight From (2-lb/4ozs)Pedigree Papers Pup's Age From (8) Weeks Old Microchip Florida Health certificate House Broken Puppy (3) Year Warrantee On Congenital defects Free Vet Checked We Beat all Prices These Pretty Beagle Puppies are Priced at 50 OFF The regular Price now Only From 489 To 589-Plus Visit Us At 2995 West Commercial Blvd,Ft Lauderdale,Fla.33309. Telephone #:- (954)446-4523 or (305)290-9061-Directions (i-95) To Commercial Blvd exit 32 Or fla Turnpike To Commercial Blvd exit 62
  • Pretty Yorkie Toy T-Cup Yorkie Puppies Price From-789 To 889

    22 Oct 2014 | 7:47 am
    Nice Cute T-cup Yorkie (Male female) Puppies We Beat All Prices These Tiny T-cup Yorkie Are Priced at 50 OFF The regular Price Now Only From 789 To 889-Plus (3) Year warranteee On Congenital Defects Pedigreee papers Up To Date Shots and Deworming Florida Health Certificate Pup's Age From (8) Weeks Old Pup's Weight From (1.9-Lbs) Visit us At 2995 West Commercial Blvd,Ft Lauderdale,Fla.33309 Telephone (954)446-4523 or 9305)290-9061-Directions (i-95) To Commercial Blvd Exit 32 Or Fla Turnpike To Commercial Blvd exit 62
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    22 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    pretty Malti.Poo T-cup (Apricot or Black) puppies We Beat All Prices These Tiny Designer Puppies Are Priced at 50 OFF The Regular Price Now Only From 689 To 889-Plus (3) Year Warrantee On Congenital defects Microchip Up To Date Shots Deworming Florida Health Certificate Nice Coats Colors Pedigree Papers Pup's Age From (8) Weeks Old Pup's Weight (1-Lb/14-ozs) Visit Us At 2995 West Commercial Blvd Ft Lauderdale, Fla.33309 telephone 9954)446-4523 or (3050290-9051-Directions (i-95) To Commercial Blvd exit 32 or fla Turnpike to Commercial Blvd exit 62
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    22 Oct 2014 | 7:43 am
    Gorgeous Cute Yorkie T-Cup Male AKC Registration PuppyWe Beat All Prices These Pretty T-Cup Puppies Are Priced at 50 OFF The Regular Price From :-789 to 889-PlusUp To Date Shots DewormingPedigree Papers (3) Year Warrantee On Congenital Defects Free Vet Checked VisitThese Puppies are From Private BreedersMicrochip Florida Health Certificate Nice Coats Colors(Black Tan) Visit Us At Anna's Pretty T-cup Toy Puppies 2995 West Commercial Blvd,Ft Lauderdale,Fla.33309. Telephone (954)446-4523 or (305)290-9061-Directions I-95 To Commercial Blvd Or Fla Turnpike To Commercial Blvd Exit (62)
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    22 Oct 2014 | 7:43 am
    Nice Cute T-cup Poodle Female Apricot Puppies We Beat All Prices These Pretty Puppies Are Priced at 50 OFF The regular Price Now Only From 889-Plus (3) Year Warrantee On Congenital defects Free Vet Checked Visit Pedigree papers Up To date Shots and Deworming, Private Breeders Pup's Weight Only From (1-Lb/8-ozs) Pup's Age From (8) Weeks OldMust See Visit Us At Pretty T-Cup Toy Puppies 2995 West Commercial Blvd,Ft Lauderdale,Fla.33309 Telephone 9954)446-4523 or (305)290-9061-Directions (i-95) To Commercial Blvd exit 32 or Fla Turnpike To Commercial Blvd exit 62
 
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  • the purple menace: the truth about whether dogs can eat grapes

    22 Oct 2014 | 4:51 am
    Can dogs eat grapes? It’s a timely question: with holiday baking season almost here, you and your four-pawed friend may have visions of oatmeal-raisin cookies dancing in your heads! But before you slip Bowser a bite of your famous raisin bread, it’s important to know that grapes and raisins can cause acute kidney failure, which is likely to send your precious pup straight to the Doggie ER.   The exact physiology behind why our dogs can’t eat grapes or raisins is still unknown, but here’s what we have come to understand:   The toxin that harms dogs is in the…
  • can dogs eat bananas? here's an ap-PEEL-ing answer!

    21 Oct 2014 | 9:26 am
    The only thing more delicious than a fresh, ripe banana is the smile on your canine companion’s face when you offer her a bite. But can dogs actually eat bananas? What happens when they do? When you peel away the layers, the answer is downright fetching!   Bottom line: dogs can (and in many cases, should) eat bananas. The sweet taste and creamy texture are right up there with ear-scratches on their list of favorite things, plus there are more health benefits for your pup than there are paw prints on your sofa! Peel a banana and you’ll find animo acids, electrolytes, vitamin…
  • can dogs eat apples? here's what the experts say

    20 Oct 2014 | 10:11 am
    Will an apple a day keep the veterinarian away? As you enjoy autumn apple picking, cider drinking, and (of course) pies, you may want to know if your dog can get in on the action. Can dogs eat apples? We turned to the experts for an answer.   According to vets, the prognosis is positive. Most dogs can eat apples without doing any damage – in fact, they actually help keep Fido frisky! Apples are high in dietary fiber, which is good for your furry friend’s colon and cholesterol levels. They also contain calcium, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and pectin, which can reduce the risk of…
  • could a deadly danger be haunting your house? get the scoop on black widow spiders

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:02 am
    As a veterinarian, I love animals. I love all living creatures, actually, even down to the tiniest ant (except fleas and ticks—I really hate those!). Every so often, I find myself in an insect moral showdown. Last summer, it was with the wasp nests on my porch—on one hand, I feel terribly guilty killing them and ruining all of their hard work (after all, it takes ages to build those nests!), and on the other hand, I know that they could cause harm to me or my children (both two and four-legged). Should I kill the wasps just for the potential harm they may cause us?   Well,…
  • going grey: dr. kim smyth discusses her decision to adopt a senior pet

    15 Oct 2014 | 7:47 am
    If you’re a regular reader of my posts, you know that my mixed breed dog, Katie, was the apple of my eye for 15 wonderful years before she died. Dealing with the death of a beloved pet is so very difficult, and there’s really nothing that can fill the hole in my heart that appeared when she left my life.   It’s been a year and a half now since she’s been gone, and recently I’ve started to feel like I might be ready for another dog. I miss having a dog around the house (even if the cats don’t!), and I think my children would love having a dog again,…
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    Fidose of Reality

  • Missing Dog Miracle and Three Cockers Plead

    Carol Bryant
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:46 pm
    What are all the smiles for: Keep reading to find out! Imagine being away from home, on a family vacation with your pooch, and suddenly every pet parents’ worst nightmare happens: Your dog goes missing. What would you do? What would happen if you couldn’t find your dog despite all your best efforts? Do you return home? Do you stay? What would you do? Can a missing dog miracle possibly happen? If you are someone whose pet has gone missing, keep the faith and read on. Carrie Swan and Adam Chitwood visited Gulfport, Mississippi this summer to visit family. Only a few days into the vacation,…
  • Four Easy Ways to Keep Dog Teeth Clean #SmoochUrPooch

    Carol Bryant
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:21 pm
    What’s really the big deal about keeping a dog’s teeth clean? I mean, as long as they have treats, hard food, a bone to chew on, and the occasional dental cleaning at the vet, they are fine, right? Absolutely not. It is NEVER too late to start a healthy dog dental health routine. No sermons, no “hey get to it,” here’s your Fi-DOSE of reality for dog dental care with four easy ways to keep dog teeth clean: PROBLEM ONE: My Dog Hates When I Brush His Teeth This is probably the number one reason most dog parents do not have a proper dental care routine in place. Sadly, 80 percent of…
  • Medicine Versus Mom: When Dogs Undergo Surgery

    Carol Bryant
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:11 pm
    Rachel Marie Sheppard, left, and Carol Bryant, right What exactly happens when dogs undergo surgery?  Is my dog okay? Does he miss me? Is he being monitored?  These are the things that run through my mind when I’m trying to fall asleep. Taking your dog to the veterinarian and leaving without him or her is one of the lowest, emptiest feelings a dog parent experiences. If your dog has ever needed surgery, teeth cleaning, or any other type of under-anesthesia procedure, leaving your dog at the veterinarian for a day (or more) will happen to most pet parents at some point. But it plain sucks…
  • Mystery of Bad Cook-Good Dog Solved: #WellyTails

    Carol Bryant
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:22 pm
     Disclosure: This post is sponsored by WellyTails and the BlogPaws Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about WellyTails but Fidose of Reality only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. WellyTails is not responsible for the content of this article. How scared do you get as a pet parent who wants to feed a healthy meal to your dog but with all the recalls, scares, and big, long, difficult-to-pronounce words in dog food, it becomes a bit of a mystery!? The mystery of a bad cook with a good dog has been solved. Read on. You aren’t alone if…
  • How to Stop Dog Grief

    Carol Bryant
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:25 pm
    She stole my heart and never gave it back. The worst part of being a dog parent is knowing you will more than likely outlive your dog. There is no magic way to stop dog grief and if you are a pet parent reading this who has lost a dog, it is with great sadness yet openness that I welcome you to this article. “Carol, you seem so self-assured and were able to get past the loss of your dog. How did you do it?” That quote serves as inspiration for this blog post. I never got over the loss of my dog. I never ever forget about her. I cry as hard and feel the angst as much when I miss her as I…
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    Woof Woof Mama

  • Easy Ways To Give Your Dog a Healthy Smile #SmoochUrPooch

    Mama
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:16 pm
    Daisy is known far and wide (or at least around these parts) for her many smiles. My mom likes to say that Daisy is “Personality Plus” because she is so adorably expressive and such a character. Like every dog mom, about a million times a day I just want to stop whatever I’m doing and give that face a big fat smooch! Also like every dog mom out there, I want to make sure to keep her smile healthy (and smoochable) because a dog with a healthy mouth is a healthier dog overall…and nobody like stinky dog breath. In addition to regular tooth brushing with a toothpaste made…
  • Gift Idea: Limited Edition Metallic Copper FURminator DeShedding Tool for Dogs

    Mama
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:49 am
    It might seem silly to get all excited about a deshedding tool for dogs, but this sleek and shiny new limited edition FURminator tool with metallic copper finish certainly caught my eye…especially with some picky dog lovers on my gift list this year! The FURminator has long-been a renowned and coveted grooming tool  thanks to its smart design which makes it super easy to use and extremely effective. It was designed by a groomer for professional results. And in addition to being quite practical, the new limited edition version adds a luxe look and feel, making it perfect to give as…
  • FREE Pet Food Sample: Natural Balance Original Ultra Whole Body Health

    Mama
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:13 am
    Head on over to Facebook and get a FREE sample of Original Ultra Whole Body Health dog food or cat food from Natural Balance! Request your sample pack, then share the link with your fellow pet parents. Hurry, these are only available while supplies last! Visit: http://bit.ly/WBHsample for your free Natural Balance pet food sample. Go HERE to view nutritional info and learn more about Original Ultra Whole Body Health from Natural Balance.
  • Life Lessons from a Dog Named Rudy + 5 More FREE Kindle Books About Pets

    Mama
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:29 am
    If you and your family love reading and learning about pets, be sure to stop by and grab these 6 FREE Kindle edition ebooks about pets and pet care. They won’t stay free for long, so don’t wait. Click the links in the list to jump straight to each book and add it to your library today. Kindle NOT required: You can read these books on a Kindle or any tablet, PC, laptop, Smartphone or other web-enabled device using one of the free Kindle Reading Apps. In case you don’t already know how it works: Once you own the book, it’s added to your library and is yours to keep and read…
  • Blogger Opportunity with Warby Parker + Awesome Eyewear for Everybody!

    Mama
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:26 pm
    **This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links Attention all bloggers – have you heard of Warby Parker? They are an up-and-coming company that sells awesome designer eyewear, both prescription and sun. Warby Parker believes that buying glasses should be easy and fun. It should leave you happy and good-looking, with money in your pocket. In addition to their many collaborations with celebrities to produce fashion forward eyewear, they also believe that everyone has the right to see. For every pair sold, a pair is given to…
 
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  • Smooches by The Honest Kitchen- Product Review

    Admin
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:39 am
    This October, my friends at The Honest Kitchen sent me a bag of smooches. I think they heard all about my want to lick everyone and pass on as many smooches as possible. I am glad that, just like me, they do not feel tied down to a specific date or time in February to […]
  • October PawPack Review

    Admin
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:12 am
    My October PawPack came filled with many kinds of goodies.  My greedy pug eyes could hardly control myself. I could smell the Whole Life Freeze-Dried Pure Beef Livers as soon as the box was opened. I was also taken aback by the variety of items included in this order. Honestly, I usually like the orders […]
  • Jelly Rolls

    Admin
    18 Oct 2014 | 4:20 pm
    How many do you see? Give me more food and I’ll keep you entertained. Thanks! 
  • Smelly Passenger

    Admin
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:17 pm
    I’m being accused of making the car smelly. Have you ever seen a passenger cuter than me? Look at me- what makes her think this is possible? 
  • Resting Pug

    Admin
    14 Oct 2014 | 4:14 pm
    The dog days of summer are gone. Now we’re back to using humans as pillows. Welcome, fall!   
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    To Dog With Love

  • Merrick Dog Treats Review: An Occasion to #TreatRight

    To Dog With Love
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:40 am
    In our household, there are LOTS of occasions to give a dog a treat!A reward for good behaviorComing inside when calledPlaying hide and seek with treatsLearning a new trickRelaxing after a vigorous hike, or during a hike or walkGetting brushed outA bedtime snackI could go on and on!So we were really excited to learn about Merrick's new line of grain-free and gluten-free treats that includes FOUR different types of treats in a total of TWENTY different varieties and flavors.  That's a lot of variety to keep a pup interested and motivated!I love switching up Rocco's treats to KEEP him…
  • RSVP for #TreatRight Twitter Party #Giveaway

    To Dog With Love
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    We're excited to bring you our next Event Barkers Twitter Party filled with lots of yummy goodies from Merrick's new line up of all-natural dog treats. There are a variety of flavors and treat types that any dog would love!From biscuits and cookies to soft, chewy training treats and dental chews, Merrick has every #TreatRight occasion covered for you and your pup!Rocco is enjoying sampling all these treats and you'll get the chance to win some too in both our pre-party and #TreatRight Twitter Party giveaways! Read all the way down to peruse some terrific prize packs and learn…
  • Purina #BetterWithPets Summit 2014

    To Dog With Love
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Early this week we took a quick trip up to NYC for the Purina Better With Pets Summit, where scientists, visionaries, and innovators gathered to share stories how innovation is helping create a brighter future for people and pets.There were 15 amazing speakers -- from rocket scientist Mark Deadrick who printed prosthetics for a Chihuahua to 14-year-old inventor Brooke Martin who invented the ICPooch so you can video chat and treat your dog remotely. Every speaker and presenter was fascinating, on such a wide variety of topics. We're looking forward to posting some of the videos…
  • Fido's Freebie Friday is #BetterWithPets

    To Dog With Love
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Welcome to another edition of Fido's Freebie Friday (FFF), the weekly giveaway blog hop for all things pet!This week we had a fun (and quick!) trip to NYC for the Purina Better With Pets Summit, the daylong event that brought together scientists and pet experts and showcase innovations that are helping enhance relationships between people and pets. We'll share more about Better With Pets tomorrow and in a few more upcoming posts.This is Turbo Roo, the little Chihuahua born without front legs and the beneficiary of a prosthetic made with cutting edge 3D printing technology that helps…
  • Happy Times and Prize Winners at #MyHappyDog Twitter Party

    To Dog With Love
    10 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    We couldn't stop smiling at all the adorable happy dog photos shared at last night's Event BarkersTwitter party for Look Who's Happy, makers of healthy, natural dog treats made right up the road from us in Gainesville, Ga.!The #MyHappyDog party was a celebration of happy dogs and the joy they bring to us! And I can't tell you how many time I said, "awwww" every time another photo was shared.Here are just a few from last night's party:Time for the @DogTipper @ToDogWithLove @EventBarkers #MyHappyDog Twitter party! -Bella, Terra, Kronos pic.twitter.com/Wma8qFVxM5— WindWolfPhotography…
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  • The strangest pet toys and gadgets for your cats and dogs

    Petplan
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:23 am
    Petplan has searched high and low to compile this list of the weirdest and most wonderful pet gadgets around. Some gadgets allow you to finally understand what your pet is saying (allegedly!), some make mundane tasks more convenient, while others are even stranger! We’ve complied a few of our favourites below – but we know there are more out there. So, please let us know the strangest pet gadgets you’ve ever seen in the comment section below… Pet Doorbell People bang on the door to be let into houses, but pets have to let their owners know when they want to leave a…
  • The best autumn dog walking locations in Great Britain

    Petplan
    8 Oct 2014 | 6:16 am
    Getting out and about with your pet is one of the best things about being a dog owner – and there’s no better time to do it that autumn. We’ve already dealt with how to keep your pet healthy and safe in autumn but now it’s time to look at where you and your dog can go to make the most of these great months. Check out five of the best places for autumn dog walking below and let us know of your own personal favourites… Rhossili Bay, Gower It might not be right on your doorstep, but a trip to the very end of the Gower Peninsula in south Wales is well worth the slog. Regularly voted…
  • How to keep your pet healthy and safe in autumn

    Petplan
    2 Oct 2014 | 6:29 am
    Having just  been through one of the driest and warmest Septembers on record, it’s all too easy to forget that autumn is well on its way. And while the problems that summer and winter can pose for pets and their owners are generally well known, there can be important issues to overcome in the transitional autumn months. Below are just some of the health and safety issues that cat and dog owners may need to look into as the nights draw in and the temperatures drops… Ensure dogs get plenty of exercise For a vast majority of people, getting out of the house and exercising is infinitely…
  • Petplan £500 prize draw winner: Waggy Tails dog rescue

    Petplan
    25 Sep 2014 | 5:34 am
    The winner of our monthly prize draw for August is dog rehoming charity, Waggy Tails. Based near Poole and Bournemouth, Waggy Tails puts their animals first and has a strict adoption criteria that includes dogs not being left alone for more than four hours a day, and the need for any new owners to have a secure back garden. It’s this attention to detail that has made them such worthy recipients of a £500 cheque from Petplan. We spoke to Office Manager and fundraiser Susan Webster to find out more… Hi Susan, how does it feel to win the £500 August charity cheque? “We’re all delighted…
  • Nominate now for the 2014 Petplan Veterinary Awards

    Petplan
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:21 am
    Petplan are once again looking to celebrate the amazing work done by vets and veterinary staff across the UK – and we need your help. While your pets might not be able to speak for themselves, you can speak for them and nominate their vet, vet nurse or veterinary practice staff in the 16th annual Petplan Veterinary Awards. It seems only right that we are able to help you say ‘thank you’ for the amazing work that is done at the more than 4,000 vet practices across the country… The five award categories are: Practice of the Year Practice Manager of the Year Practice Support Staff of the…
 
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    K9 Magazine

  • K9 Magazine Issue 77

    K9 Magazine
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:37 am
    Inside this edition of K9 Magazine…. Talking Point: Your Dog Might Do These Things…Now You Can Give Them a Name (Part II) Real Life: Adopting a Dog – Finding Enid Lifestyle: Interview with Joseph Sinclair Talking Point: A View from Thailand K9 Behaviour: The Anatomy of a Dog Attack Best Dog Products: Seasonal Special K9 […]K9 Magazine Issue 77 is an article from: K9 Magazine
  • Priscilla & Jools Issue 77 Column – Latest Dog Products

    K9 Magazine
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Well hello, as always we’re thrilled to be here bringing you a selection of some of the latest and best dog products! We hope you’ll love what we’ve featured this month. So, without further delay, let’s get started … enjoy! Comment below and let us know if you’ve seen a must-have pet product, gadget or accessory that […]Priscilla & Jools Issue 77 Column – Latest Dog Products is an article from: K9 Magazine
  • Best Dog Products for Autumn

    K9 Magazine
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:23 pm
    We’re always on the hunt for the best dog products available and we suddenly thought – what’s the point in us knowing if we don’t tell you? Continuing our series of the Best Dog Products, we’ve been hard at work finding some of the latest and best seasonal products. So, without further delay, here’s K9 […]Best Dog Products for Autumn is an article from: K9 Magazine
  • Finding Enid: A Dog Adoption Story

    K9 Magazine
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:49 am
    We’d been vaguely thinking about getting a dog for a year or so before Enid joined our family, recalls Natasha Desborough. Well I say ‘we’ – it was really just me and my two sons (aged 6 & 8 at the time). My husband’s response when I suggested getting a dog was ‘Hmm. That’s a […]Finding Enid: A Dog Adoption Story is an article from: K9 Magazine
  • Turning Your Dog Into a Show Stopper: Ever Wondered How The Experts Do It?

    K9 Magazine
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:28 am
    Whatever type of dog you own whether they’re a pedigree or a cross-breed made up of all manner of breeds you’ve had fun identifying, we all want our dogs to look and feel at their very best. A cold wet nose, bright eyes combined with a wagging tail and glistening coat are some of the […]Turning Your Dog Into a Show Stopper: Ever Wondered How The Experts Do It? is an article from: K9 Magazine
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  • My Dog Is A Brat

    Pamela Douglas Webster
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:28 am
    I’ve read those stories. I’m sure you have too. About the dogs who seem to understand their person is undergoing serious medical treatment so they settle down and offer quiet comfort. Or how about the high-energy dog who recognizes her sister just back from surgery is a little fragile so she tempers her enthusiastic play? […]
  • What My Golden Retriever Taught Me About Who I Really Am

    Pamela Douglas Webster
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:22 am
    What do you think of when someone mentions a golden retriever? Friendly. Silky, blond coat. Loves to swim, right? Well, not my Honey. At least for the last one. Somehow she never got the memo telling her that goldens love the water. Luckily, we love her for the dog she is. And not just the […]
  • Who Is Dearest To Me?

    Pamela Douglas Webster
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:16 am
    After blogging for almost five years, I rarely accept and pass on awards. But I recently received one from a surprising place: a sailing blog. And I’m thrilled to be recognized by bloggers who inspire me as they cruise aboard their sailboat with not one, but two, large dogs. Even if you don’t share the […]
  • The Dog Lover’s Guide To Fall

    Pamela Douglas Webster
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:50 am
    The shocking red and orange leaves I can see from my front window, darkness falling earlier, and a slight nip in the air tell me something is changing. It must be fall. But since I’m a dog lover, my fall is different from a normal person’s. Is yours? How A Dog Lover Sees Fall Leaves […]
  • Flame Wars Don’t Save Animals – Be The Change For Animals

    Pamela Douglas Webster
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:12 am
    I hate conflict. Nothing makes me feel worse than following an online argument. Except maybe when the subject of the argument is really important. And even worse, when the fight does nothing to improve things. So you can imagine how tense I find the online bickering surrounding animal rescue. Because a flame war never saved […]
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  • Jeweled Dog Harness Cat Harness

    dogcollarfancy
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:08 pm
      Crystal Jeweled Pet Harnesses Our dog harnesses are just the thing to attract lots of attention to your dog. These beautiful nylon pet harnesses come in nylon decorated with crystal, and you pick the colors to fit your pets personal style. Jeweled Dog Harness Cat Harness.
  • Understanding Panic Attack In Dogs

    dogcollarfancy
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:25 am
    Panic attack in dogs comes on suddenly and can be triggered by booming noises such as the sharp sound of gun shots, fireworks or even rumbling thunder. The fight or flight instinct kicks in big-time, but since fighting an invisible entity is not possible, some dogs will panic and blindly run for survival. For dogs who are protected within a fenced yard or confined inside a building, there is nowhere for them to go. So they turn all of that “flight” energy into outward detrimental behavior or they internalize it, causing severe shaking, whining, panting, and raised heart rate. No…
  • Sweet As Sugar Big Girl Dog Collar

    dogcollarfancy
    11 Oct 2014 | 9:33 am
    2 INCH WIDE SWEET AS SUGAR BIG DOG COLLAR 2 inch wide pastel pink large leather dog collar for big dogs, decorated with tiny pastel pink and large and standard size clear crystal. A very sparkly and pretty big girl dog collar. Sweet As Sugar Big Girl Dog Collar.
  • NEW fancy jeweled dog collars and charms just added!

    dogcollarfancy
    6 Oct 2014 | 8:26 am
    From fancy dog collars, cat collars, pet harnesses, leashes, pet collar charms and hand made dog clothes, we are constantly adding new products to our line up. Keep watching this page to keep up with the latest pet bling! Dog Collar Fancy http://www.dogcollarfancy.com SEE WHAT’S NEW AT DOG COLLAR FANCY!
  • Tips for Improving Kitty Behavior

    dogcollarfancy
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:32 am
    Did you know that when you make simple changes to enrich your cat’s life you reap the benefits as well? Tips for Improving Kitty Behavior.
 
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    Pet Sitter Patrol

  • Top 4 Dog Training Mistakes I See

    Melissa Fisher
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:52 pm
    For better or for worse your actions can greatly impact your dogs behavior. You can unknowingly act in a manner that can hinder your dog’s training success. While you are probably familiar with the more common dog training mistakes such as petting your dog when they jump up while greeting; there are some less obvious mistakes you can make. Here are 4 of the most common dog training mistakes I see pet owners do and my suggestions on how to combat these behavior issues. 1. Petting or holding a dog when it’s afraid. Many dogs are terrified of thunderstorms and fireworks. A…
  • What Animal Madness Means For Us Humans

    Melissa Fisher
    7 Oct 2014 | 7:40 pm
    Laurel Braitman Science Historian and WriterBehind those cute sometimes funny animal videos we like to watch on YouTube there lies a most disturbing and alarming health and mental issue for some pets and animals held in captivity. Braitman does an excellent job at shedding light on the issue of mental disorders in animals and what animal madness really means. In this TED TALK she shares with you stories of compulsive bears, cats, and dogs to self destructive rats and monkeys with unlikely friends. Braitman asks what we as humans can learn from watching animals cope with depression, sadness…
  • Affordable Local Pet Vaccination Saturdays

    Melissa Fisher
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:51 am
    Dr. Julian Peckich Marietta Vet Clinic located at 3696 Largent Way Suite 400 Marietta, GA opened its doors and their caring loving arms to our beloved pets last March of 2013. Since then; Dr. Julian Peckich and his staff have rose to the challenge offering affordable local pet vaccinations, lots of comfort, preventative guidance, and personalized treatments for each that comes through their doors. Julian was raised right here in Cobb County. He graduated from McEachern High School. He went onto earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry at Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska. He…
  • Lili Chin

    Melissa Fisher
    21 Oct 2013 | 4:09 am
     There’s no doubt about it that Lili Chin is an amazing artist.  I just happened to stumble across her website and was completely blown away by not only her beautiful and educational creations but also by her HUGE HEART.  She’s been artist and an animator for over 15 years now.  She does everything from custom pet artwork, posters, calendars, keychains, hand bags you name it. She’s involved intriquetly with multiple dog fundraisers and rescue groups including the Boston Buddies Rescue whom she worked as a foster mom for and in the end adopted her beloved dog…
  • 24 Of The Funniest Pet Costumes Ever

    Melissa Fisher
    16 Oct 2013 | 6:59 am
    I have scoured the internet in search of the funniest, the wackiest, the most creative pet costumes ever. Here are my top 24 picks.  These guys can’t wait for Halloween to begin! ***** 24 Of The Funniest Pet Costumes Ever
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    VetDepot Blog

  • Super Simple Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Treat Recipe

    VetDepot
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:28 am
    Since chocolate and other Halloween goodies are strictly off-limits for dogs, you might want to whip up a batch of these canine-friendly treats! There’s only three ingredients and a whole lot of flavor in these festive treats. 1 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling) ½ cup Peanut Butter 1 ¾ cups whole wheat flour Start by lining a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Stir together the peanut butter and pumpkin puree until the dough isn’t sticky. Use a rolling pin to roll the dough out between two sheets of parchment paper. Get…
  • Pet Halloween Costume Safety

    VetDepot
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:57 pm
    There’s nothing more adorable than dressing your four-legged monster up in a costume for Halloween. As cute as pet Halloween costumes are, it’s important to keep safety in mind. Please read and share these four pet Halloween costume safety tips! 1.) Think visibility: If you’re planning on taking your dog along while trick-or-treating, be sure the costume is reflective. If not, consider adding some reflective tape to the costume so that your dog will easily be seen by drivers. 2.) Check for small parts or loose ends: If ingested, buttons, loose fabric, and other parts can cause an…
  • Five Dog Breeds with a Love for the Great Outdoors

    VetDepot
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:40 am
    Autumn is a beautiful time to head outside for a walk or a hike. If you find yourself enjoying the sights and sounds of the outdoors all year long, you might need a canine companion that shares your adventurous spirit. Below are five dog breeds that are typically very content hiking, running, walking, swimming, or camping right by your side. 1.) Vizsla: This incredibly active breed needs to spend a lot of time exercising. Avid hikers and runners might be a good match for one of these beautiful canines. 2.) Labrador Retriever (pictured): This popular breed can’t get enough adventure. These…
  • Six of the Most Adorable Fall-Themed Pet Names

    VetDepot
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:47 am
    With a new season sometimes comes new beginnings. For some families, this might mean a four-legged addition to the household. If you’re having trouble coming up with the perfect name for your new best friend, you might want to consider one of these too-cute names that remind us of all things autumn! 1.) Boo 2.) Spooky 3.) Spice 4.) Chestnut 5.) Cinnamon 6.) Pumpkin
  • October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month!

    VetDepot
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:02 am
    There are so many deserving animals in need of loving homes all year long, but this is the month to celebrate all the wonderful things adopted dogs bring to their new families. Below are three reasons adopting a shelter dog is the best! 1.) Love at first sight: By the time you’re ready to visit a shelter, you’ve likely already done your homework. You’ve budgeted for your new addition, you’ve researched which breeds/mixes might be best for you, and you’ve discussed responsibilities with the other members of your household. All that’s left is to see which set of puppy dog eyes melts…
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    All Things Dog Blog

  • My Merrick #TreatRight Review

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    by Carrie Boyko, CEB© AllThingsDogBlog.comLet's Get to Work, Mom!As we prepared for the announcement of the #TreatRight Twitter Party and this product review, I prepared a photo shoot set. Tanner and Oliver now know that the appearance of the yoga mat means that their company is requested. I always invite them to join me for yoga practice, no matter what I'm working on. Their companionship is not only important for our bonding, but helps them become comfortable with the funky things I try, even when I'm not including them in a pose. Tanner and Oliver do get a fab benefit for…
  • Join Us for #TreatRight with Merrick

    20 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    by Carrie Boyko, CEBMany of you know that I'm a big fan of Castor and Pollux. We feed the ORGANIX organic dog food to our dogs. While the boys do enjoy a snack or two here and there for their modeling work, we're lucky enough to get samples to try many of the Castor and Pollux brands, including Merrick's great line. Merrick is the parent company to Castor and Pollux, so we feel great about noshing on Merrick snacks when they arrive for us to taste test. I'll share Tanner and Oliver's thoughts in a review coming up this week. Today I'm acutally here to tell you about another fun…
  • Dogs Love the Child's Pose

    17 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    by Carrie Boyko, CEBWe have worked our way through the modifying tips in our doga workout till we're finally back at Child's Pose. This is one of the most relaxing poses for me, offering an opportunity to join the dogs on the floor--which they love--and completely put my mind at rest as I work through the breathing. You'll find the original video yoga instruction (It's short!) here. I've had more emails and DMs about Child's Pose than most of the others, so I'm going to offer a number of ways to make it a little less challenging. Pick those that work for you and go from there. Take your…
  • Kurgo Winners Grab First Aid on the Go

    17 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    by Carrie Boyko, CEBTake Care While HikingThanks to all of you who showed your interest in and support for making sure your pets are well cared for when they need first aid while out and about with you. Many of you indicated a need to add a first aid kit to your car as well as to have one for outings like Fall hikes. Just today we finally had a slight reduction in the usual Florida heat. It's 81 degrees and glorious. After work we'll be taking an extra long walk just to celebrate this spectacular weather. Hallelujah!I'm excited to announce the winners of our 5 Kurgo first aid kits that…
  • Fall Fun at Fido's Freebie Friday

    16 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    by Carrie Boyko, CEBOur Autumn is off to a good start with a few getaways already under our belts. We've camped, hiked, visited family and plan a beach trip shortly. The weather if finally peaking  below the mid-90's, making it a tad more comfortable to spend time outdoors in the daylight hours. We're looking forward to another trip when we head off to Barkworld Expo later this month. Arf!Now let's get to today's Fido's Freebie Friday. Bloggers are invited to list below their currently open giveaways, freebies, and prizes for pets and pet lovers so that readers may visit…
 
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  • Heartgard Plus Back in Stock

    Petsofoz.com Pet Blog
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:01 pm
    There has been an outage of Heartgard Plus over the last couple of months, but it is now back in stock! We have heaps of stock on hand to supply all orders. We apologize to any of our customers who have been inconvenienced over the last two months.
  • New Product: Activyl Spot-On for Dogs & Cats

    Petsofoz.com Pet Blog
    6 Jul 2014 | 10:38 pm
    Activyl is a great new spot-on flea treatment for dogs and cats. It comes in 5 size ranges for dogs from 4 lbs (1.5 kgs) to 132 lbs (60 kgs) body weight. It comes in 2 size ranges for cats from 2 lbs to over 9 lbs body weight. You can buy Activyl in a single dose, 6 pack or 12 pack. You can find more information on where to purchase here at Activyl Spot-On Flea Treatment.
  • Video: Best of Funny Animal Compilation 2014

    Petsofoz.com Pet Blog
    13 May 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Who doesn't love a funny animal video compilation? This is a best of 2013 and 2014 videos found on Youtube. It is 27 minutes long, but once you start watching it is hard to stop!
  • Important Upcoming Shipping Dates

    Petsofoz.com Pet Blog
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:45 am
    We will be doing warehouse upgrades and a major stock take from the 25th of April to the 5th of May. No orders will ship between the 25th of April and 5th of May. Orders made between the 25th of April and 5th of May will ship on the 6th to 8th of May. Please make sure to order before the 25th of April so that your order is sent and will arrive in a timely manner. We wish everyone a great Easter!
  • Bill Me Later Paypal Service Now Available

    Petsofoz.com Pet Blog
    8 Apr 2014 | 5:57 pm
    We have added the Bill Me Later PayPal service option to our website. It means that you can buy now and pay later! To find out more go to the Bill Me Later website.
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    Dog News

  • Canine Awarded for Achievements at Border Control in UK

    Ryan O'Meara
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:23 am
    Nine-year-old Labrador Tyke has had an illustrious canine career after being taken on for training as an 11-month-old puppy by Border Force, which carries out immigration and customs controls for people and goods entering the UK. Border Force takes on enthusiastic and energetic abandoned dogs and offers them a fulfilling and happy life. Tyke is […]Canine Awarded for Achievements at Border Control in UK is a post from: Dog News
  • Butcher’s Pet Care Crown Britain’s Champion Pet

    Ryan O'Meara
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:15 pm
    After months of searching for Britain’s Champion Pet, a two-year old Border Terrier named Gracie owned by Aleksandra Bekker from Abington in Northamptonshire, has been crowned the winner. Pet food firm, Butcher’s Pet Care, launched the search on its Facebook page where pet owners were invited to enter a photograph or video of their animal […]Butcher’s Pet Care Crown Britain’s Champion Pet is a post from: Dog News
  • Vets Treating More Pets for Ingesting Human Medication

    Ryan O'Meara
    10 Oct 2014 | 7:38 am
    A new study from Direct Line Pet Insurance reveals that more than three quarters (78 per cent) of vets treated pets that have ingested human medication in the last year. The insurer is calling on owners to be more vigilant and not expose their animals to human medication as it can cause serious illness, or […]Vets Treating More Pets for Ingesting Human Medication is a post from: Dog News
  • FBI To Target Animal Abusers – Should UK Follow Suit?

    Jasmine Kleine
    1 Oct 2014 | 11:55 pm
    The FBI is about to start taking a much greater interest in the people who get their kicks abusing animals. Young people who torture and kill animals are prone to violence against people later in life if it goes unchecked, studies have shown. A new federal category for animal cruelty crimes will help root out […]FBI To Target Animal Abusers – Should UK Follow Suit? is a post from: Dog News
  • Did Premier League Star Make Hefty Donation to Manchester Dogs Home?

    Jasmine Kleine
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Following the tragic blaze that claimed the lives of over 60 dogs at Manchester Dogs Home, the public rallied round by raising over £1m in donations. Now speculation has arisen that one particularly generous contribution may have come from Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli, who it is believed may have given money to a cause that […]Did Premier League Star Make Hefty Donation to Manchester Dogs Home? is a post from: Dog News
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    Animal Friends » Blog

  • Guilty Dogs: Can Canines Feel True Guilt?

    Elena Barnard
    10 Oct 2014 | 4:03 am
    You’d be hard pressed to find a dog owner who doesn’t believe that their dog is an emotional animal. Though we can’t communicate verbally, there are physical cues that make us aware of what our pet is feeling: a wagging tail when they are happy or excited, a baleful look when they are gloomy or a head on the lap when they’re feeling loveable. There is an argument that we misinterpret these signals and they actually mean something completely different and ancient philosophers actually thought that animals were sophisticated organic Read More » The post Guilty Dogs: Can Canines…
  • Dog Mess and Irresponsible Owners

    Dan Tiley
    9 Oct 2014 | 12:30 am
    For the third week in a row I have found myself stepping in dog mess and I can’t begin to talk about my frustrations with this bugbear. Whilst I am fully aware that there are far more urgent and greater issues going on throughout the world, my job is to talk about those in the pet world, and for me, dog owners who do not clear up after their pet are just plain irresponsible. I believe that part of what it takes to be a good dog owner is consideration; Read More » The post Dog Mess and Irresponsible Owners appeared first on Animal Friends.
  • Man’s Best Friend: An Introduction to ‘Dog Month’

    Dan Tiley
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:08 am
    It seems that not a day goes by without a story concerning dogs appearing in the news, they are a constant thought in the media’s mind and it is no wonder, after all they are man’s best friend, and you’d be hard pushed to find an animal that is more loyal to us humans. Just this week there have been some canine stories of note from around the world. In India a local animal rescue centre went to great lengths to save a dog covered in tar and frozen in Read More » The post Man’s Best Friend: An Introduction to ‘Dog Month’ appeared first on Animal Friends.
  • ‘Animal Welfare Month’ Recap and Resource Hub

    Elena Barnard
    1 Oct 2014 | 3:12 am
    Over September we were looking at issues that concern the animals across the world for our Animal Welfare Month. We’ve explored our oceans, jungles, islands and ice caps as well as examining welfare issues affecting animals closer to home. There were a lot of animal welfare stories in the news over the course of the month. The Badger Cull’s second phase started, despite fierce opposition and the abject failure of the first attempt. Last month also saw the tragic fire at the Manchester Dogs’ Home. Animal Friends Pet Insurance (along Read More » The post ‘Animal…
  • Are laws regarding animal abuse tough enough?

    Dan Tiley
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:19 am
    We have been having an ongoing debate here at Animal Friends Pet Insurance headquarters over the past few days regarding animal abuse and the punishment that awaits anyone who commits such an offence. A member of our staff is looking into adopting a dog and through his research he has seen and met some poor dogs that have suffered abuse at the hands of their previous owner; one unlucky dog had taken an axe to the head but thankfully survived and is now looking for a new home. We started Read More » The post Are laws regarding animal abuse tough enough? appeared first on Animal Friends.
 
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  • NWT Custom Artisan Pet Tag, Engraved With 'Tessa' and My Phone # - Buy It Now, OBO

    Elizabeth Keene
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:02 pm
    What have I done?I told my family that I'd decided to change my 15+-year-old cat Tigger's name. After all these years.Why?Because I never got to name her. (She was dumped as a kitten, before I knew her, on a residential construction site, and my future neighbor - who'd been feeding her - had already decided to call her Tigger. When we finally moved into the neighborhood, and I convinced my husband to let me bring Tigger inside forever, I was too worried about offending my neighbor to change it.)But you guys, I've never liked the name Tigger - for my Tigger. It's the name of a bouncing…
  • How to Turn Your Dog Into the Perfect Purse, in One Easy Step! (My BIGGEST Review Ever!)

    Elizabeth Keene
    5 Oct 2014 | 6:54 pm
    1. Ask Mia (at Handmade by Mia, Unique felted creations) to do it for you!You guys!!!And frankly, I'm not sure that size-200 font is big enough to express my true feelings!I sent Mia a photo of Dewi (as I did last Spring with Jon Farleigh).And, look what she did! All the way in Finland! Out of nothing but a pile of wool yarn! IN ONE WEEK!Note: The ginger tabby paw is my accessory. Not that the purse needed one, it's just that my assistant, Bobby Flay, insisted.You do remember the purse Mia made of Jon Farleigh, right?(Yes, same ginger tabby accessory.) Now, I have a complete set, for all…
  • Shuffles in the Sand With Stingrays: My Up-Close Encounter at Stingray City Bahamas

    Elizabeth Keene
    24 Sep 2014 | 1:19 pm
    "Without a doubt, I'd venture that at least 99% of the people, who experienced the stingray encounter with me that day, left with a new (or deeper) appreciation of marine life, and our responsibility to protect it."  - MeOne of the several perks of going on a cruise - I learned last month in the Bahamas - is the option* to go on adventures (or "shore excursions") when the ship is in port. In my last post I told you about one of them - the sharks and slides of Atlantis Aquaventure. But, as crazy-exhilarating as that was, it was the up-close encounter with 40-or-so majestic southern…
  • There're Sharks in These Waters! - 5 Ways to Avoid Jumping Over Them

    Elizabeth Keene
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:20 am
    Alternate titles:I Used Questionable Judgement While on Vacation Last MonthWherein I Address "Jumping the Shark" Both Literally and FigurativelyI Hugged Dug (From the Pixar Film UP) and I Liked ItLittle known fact: I write the titles of all my blog posts before the posts. Sometimes days before. In other words, the creative juices flow from the titles (I don't know why, that's just the way it is). Why this matters: I'm still (as I type) coming up with alternate titles for this post. So, if it (the post) comes out half-baked, I cannot be held responsible. Remember how in elementary…
  • Is it a fruit bat, you ask? Nope, it's actually my new FOSTER KITTEN!

    Elizabeth Keene
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:12 pm
    So, in the 300 or so years (hours?) since I last wrote on this blog, all kinds of relevant* things have happened in my life - not the least of which was this......which ended up like this......all while I was trying to be on vacation! * Relevant, as opposed to irrelevant things, e.g., all the times my kids left the door open and let the flies in, or that at least twice a day, a hair falls out of my scalp unbeknownst to me, lands on my bare skin, and makes me think I have a spider crawling on me that I can't flipping see.Well, guess what? I faked the hack! (not really) Just to collect the…
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  • Lost African Grey Parrot's Tale Has Linguistic Twist

    Laurie Kay Olson
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:13 am
    Four years ago an African Grey Parrot named Nigel went missing from his home in Southern California where he lived with transplanted Brit Darren Chick. By the time Nigel made it home again this month his own British accent had vanished and he now speaks Spanish. Where he had been during those intervening years is a mystery and he now keeps asking "what happened?" in Spanish.
  • Rainforest Creature Big Like Puppy, But No Webmaster

    Ron Callari
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:37 am
    Their leg span reaches nearly a foot and they weigh almost 6 ounces. That’s the size of a young puppy. Their tips and claws make a thundering sound when they walk, not unlike a horse’s hooves hitting the the trail, and the barbed bristles that cover its abdomen can injure potential attackers.
  • Enough With The Ice Buckets -- It's Time For Pies 4 Paws

    Laurie Kay Olson
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:10 am
    Are you the kind of animal lover who would be willing to take a pie in the face to help raise awareness and funds for shelter and rescue pets across the country? Then you may be up for the Pies 4 Paws challenge. It is the animal answer to the Ice Bucket Challenge that raced across the country to raise money for ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). This one is just warmer and stickier -- and just as much fun.
  • Polar Bears Ruin Halloween For Kids In Canadian Arctic Hamlet

    Creature Features
    18 Oct 2014 | 7:51 am
    Old and busted: the Grinch who stole Christmas. New hotness: the polar bears who stole Halloween! Authorities from the Hamlet of Arviat, a town situated deep in the heart of Canada's polar bear country, have suggested residents participate in an indoor “Halloween Community Event” instead of allowing kids to go trick or treating outdoors.
  • Doves vs Feral Pigeons, Birds Of A Feather Or 2nd-Class Citizens?

    Ron Callari
    18 Oct 2014 | 6:16 am
    Generally speaking, the terms “dove” and “pigeon” are used interchangeably. And rightfully so, since both birds are members of the same bird clade, Columbidiae, which constitutes approximately 310 species. In the ornithological world, "dove" tends to be used for the smaller of the species and "pigeon" for larger ones.
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    Wag The Dog UK

  • Doggy Gadgets For The Road Trip, The Campsite And The Walk

    Guest Author
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:38 am
    Guest Author No pet likes to be left behind whilst the rest of the family goes away on holiday. But travelling with your dog can be a daunting prospect: not only is there the stress of navigating the roads and finding suitable food and accommodation, you are also stuck looking after an unpredictable, and often unwelcome, travel companion. So how can we make the trip go a little bit smoother for you and your pup? With cool doggy gadgets and mod cons of course! Here are eight of the best to keep your pet entertained and safe on your next holiday. Getting there Kurgo Auto Zip Line  We’d all…
  • Dog Travel 101 – 4 Ways To Make Travel Easier

    Guest Author
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:22 am
    Guest Author Most dog owners consider their four legged friends a true part of the family and treat them as such in every way until vacation time rolls around. Pets are frequently left behind simply because owners don’t know how to travel with animals in tow. If you’re tired of coming home to a pouty or sick dog and want to take him along, here are a few dog travel 101 tips to help make the adventure of traveling fun and stress-free. What to bring   Health Certificates – Your vet can provide necessary health certificates for traveling. Even if you have a rabies tag on…
  • 10 Dog Thoughts That I Won’t Tell My Peep

    Maggie
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:35 am
    Maggie I have admit, I’m one lucky dog and its great living with my peep. I’ve learned a lot, seen a lot and even though I love my peep to bits, there is just some dog thoughts that I’d like to keep under paw. 1. I can spell T-R-E-A-T, C-A-T, W-A-L-K-I-E-S…. Yup I know exactly what they mean. You have been spelling them out for ages, but I secretly know what you mean, I just pretend not to understand, but I’m keeping an eye on you. 2. I know that my cute face works I think this is why I love my peep so much. I can give her my best cute face and she gets all…
  • Knock, Knock It’s Pawsome Box [Review]

    Maggie
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:05 am
    Maggie Knock, knock, there’s a Pawsome Box at the door! I wasn’t even expecting it, so imagine my excitement when I sniffed out the box and knew it was for me! The good and experienced pet parents from Pawsome Box, sent me a box to try a little while back and I wanted to share my experience on all the goodies I received. About Pawsome Box Pawsome Box is a subscription-based online service where members receive monthly surprises for their dogs, consisting of the most innovative and high quality pet products from around the world. Each month you will receive treats, toys,…
  • Discover Dogs 2014 Free ticket Giveaway -London, UK

    Maggie
    10 Oct 2014 | 7:10 am
    Maggie It’s that time of year again, when all the best of all things dog comes to London. Discover dogs is the event of the year where you can meet, greet and discover over 200 different breeds of dog, and learn all about their unique personalities, traits and wagging good looks. Plus… With Eukanuba and Metro Bank sponsoring the event there is something for everyone: Companion Dog Club Competition Scruffts – Family Crossbreed Dog of the Year Class Finals 200 breeds of pedigree dog for visitors to meet and learn more about Young Kennel Club Competitions Kennel Gazette Junior…
 
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  • PetsLady's Pick: Funny Jack-O-Lantern Kitten Of The Day

    Laurie Kay Olson
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:46 am
    Okays. This was a fun adventure, but hows do I gets outta here?!?
  • Help Your Dog Get In Touch With Its Inner Bimbo This Halloween

    Kitty Devine
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:55 am
    Let's face it, dogs aren't really big on having cleavage. You can change that all up this Halloween without radical and totally creepy cosmetic surgery. Your dog can unleash its inner bimbo with this funny The Lady is a Tramp Dog Costume and you can show everyone what dating a dog really looks like.
  • Let Your Dog Show Its Alien Logic

    Kitty Devine
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:56 am
    There is nothing like a dog to have as your second in command. When you put on your Captain Kirk shirt from Star Trek: The Original Series for Halloween or your favorite convention you can put your dog in this cute Star Trek Spock Hoodie and go together.
  • Lost African Grey Parrot's Tale Has Linguistic Twist

    Laurie Kay Olson
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:13 am
    Four years ago an African Grey Parrot named Nigel went missing from his home in Southern California where he lived with transplanted Brit Darren Chick. By the time Nigel made it home again this month his own British accent had vanished and he now speaks Spanish. Where he had been during those intervening years is a mystery and he now keeps asking "what happened?" in Spanish.
  • PetsLady's Pick: Cute Elephant Snack Of The Day

    Laurie Kay Olson
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:17 am
    Oh, yeah. Halloween is probably the tastiest holiday there is. I haven't snacked this well since they gived me a couple of watermelons back in July.
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    PET-Happy.com

  • How to avoid hyperthyroidism in cats

    Signe &#38; Maris Munkevics
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Last week, we talked about the signs of hyperthyroidism in cats and possible treatments. In today’s article, you are going to learn about the possible causes of hyperthyroidism and ways to avoid this dangerous disease. Hyperthyroidism in cats happens due to autonomously hyper-functioning nodules or benign (or, rarely, cancerous) tumors on the thyroid gland. And, as with most similar conditions, the true cause is very hard to identify, mostly because such conditions do not develop overnight. Causes of hyperthyroidism in cats Currently, there are several theories about potential causes of…
  • How to stop a cat from waking you up at night

    Signe &#38; Maris Munkevics
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Is this what you see early in the morning? It’s been a while now, but our cat used to wake us up at 4 a.m. every night. At the exact same time. Actually, we also did exactly the same thing every night – we gave her canned food. It was a lovely solution, because we could get back to sleep a few minutes later. But it kept happening each and every night – again, and again, and again …. Feel familiar? It may also occur differently. Your cat may wake you because he wants to get outside; he may wake you early in the morning because the night is too long to wait; or he may wake you just…
  • Would you recognize signs of hyperthyroidism in cats?

    Signe &#38; Maris Munkevics
    6 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Hyperthyroidism is a condition caused by a high metabolism due to the increased production of thyroid hormones. Thyroid hormones are produced by the thyroid gland. The main function of the thyroid gland is to regulate metabolism, although the hormones it produces are involved in almost all the functions of your cat’s body, including breathing, heartbeat, sleep regulation and the reproductive system. Extreme weight loss, in spite of increased appetite, is among the most common signs of hyperthyroidism in cats. Hyperthyroidism is among the most common diseases in middle-aged and older cats,…
  • Should you avoid meat by products in the cat food?

    Signe &#38; Maris Munkevics
    2 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Meat byproducts are neither bad nor good. They are just everything of animal origin that is not meat. More and more sources recommend avoiding meat byproducts in our pets’ food. They say we should check whether meat is the first ingredient and avoid grain and meat byproducts on the label. But is this true? Let’s talk about what byproducts are, whether byproducts are bad and whether you should avoid byproducts in your cat’s food. To avoid confusion, let’s first make this clear: Cat food must contain byproducts, but you should avoid unidentified meat byproducts in cat food. Why?
  • 6 reasons why dry food is not good for your cat

    Signe &#38; Maris Munkevics
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Is dry pet food good for cats? Let’s answer straight away – no, it’s not good. In fact, it has some serious problems. Dry cat food was invented by the pet industry as an alternative with longer shelf lives, lower costs of ingredients and logistics and greater convenience for cat owners. No wonder it sells well, because people are the ones who make buying choices, not cats. In this article, you will learn the most important reasons why dry pet food is not a good choice for your cat. Dry cat food is too dry. No kidding! Moisture in food is very important for cats because they…
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  • Dog Halloween Costumes

    debby
    4 Oct 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Have You Thought About Getting A Halloween Costume For Your Dog? One of the great things about owning a pug, is dressing them up sometimes and with Halloween just around the corner… I thought it would be fun to have a look at some of the fantastic dog Halloween costumes available. After all… when it’s time for trick or treating, you want your little pug to get their fair share of dog treats! There are loads of gorgeous costumes available this year and you’ll be able to have a lot of  fun on Halloween night, watching the reaction people have to your pug’s…
  • Choosing The Right Baby Pug To Match Your Personality

    debby
    19 Aug 2012 | 10:24 pm
    Once you have found a reputable breeder, the next thing is choosing the baby pug who is right for you. You really need to choose a puppy who will suit your personality and situation. If you live in a household full of children and other pets you are better to go for a lively, confident puppy. The puppy that comes running up to check you out as soon as you arrive, would probably be a good choice. You want a puppy that will be tough enough and confident enough to handle the chaos. If you are a quite stay at home sort of person who lives on their own, then the quite shy puppy who hides in the…
  • Pug Proofing Your Home

    debby
    18 Aug 2012 | 12:58 am
    Baby pugs, just like all puppies, are naturally curious when they arrive somewhere new. Therefore it is important that you pug proof your home, before the arrival of your new baby pug. The best thing to do is get down at pug puppy eye level and look for all things that may be a problem. Pugs love to chew on things, so the first thing you want to do is put everything that you value such as shoes and toys out of reach. They will also chew on electrical cords, so it is a good idea to tape cables and cords together where possible and spray with a pet chew deterrent spray.  It is also a good idea…
  • Preparing For The Arrival Of Your New Baby Pug

    debby
    14 Aug 2012 | 9:56 pm
    Bringing home a new baby pug is very exciting… however you do need to be prepared. Here are a few things you are going to need for your new arrival. * A Collar And a Leash or Harness : I recommend a harness for safety. Baby pugs can be very wriggly and they are top heavy because of their big heads. Having a harness on can make it easier to handle them and safer because you have something extra to hold on to. * ID Tag For Their Collar : Just in case your precious new pup goes missing * Dishes For Food and Water : I recommend stainless steel dishes for easier cleaning. And elevated…
  • Bringing Home Your New Baby Pug

    debby
    11 Aug 2012 | 8:25 pm
    Bringing home a new baby pug is so exciting… however, you have to remember, for your new little pug it may be a bit overwhelming. You need to take things slowly and ease your new little puppy into their new surroundings. If you have any other dogs, or cats, the first thing you need to do is introduce them to your new puppy. They need to be closely supervised while they check each other out, just in case they get a bit rough with each other. If they do become rough, then separate them and try again later. Given a bit of time, they will likely become good friends. Next, you need to…
 
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    Old Maid Cat Lady

  • Rodent Ulcer in Cats

    17 Oct 2014 | 7:35 am
    Feline Health Spotlight: Rodent Ulcer in CatsToward the end of her life, my little Vixen developed a lesion on her lower jaw. It didn't seem to bother her, but looked awful! The place would occasionally fill up with blood, then burst and scab over. But it never went away.I never did figure out what that lesion was, despite a trip to the vet. But a recent post about a similar condition on Facebook prompted me to do more research and see if that was what she had. I'm convinced that it was. So here's the scoop on it!What is Rodent Ulcer?Also called feline indolent ulcer, this condition is found…
  • Product Review: Jackson Galaxy Cat Crawl from Petmate

    22 Sep 2014 | 7:20 am
    Review: Cat Crawl from Jackson Galaxy's new Petmate lineThe video I shot was a little dark; fault me for not turning on lights in a room when I could see just fine, but my camera couldn't! But you can still (sort of) see from the photo above that The Golden Boys were quite fascinated by the new Cat Crawl in Jackson Galaxy's line of cat toys from Petmate. If you'd like to see the video of them playing in the Cat Crawl, you can watch it here.Jackson is known for his Animal Planet show, "My Cat From Hell" and also for his advocacy for cats. His "Cat Mojo" philosophy is built around six basic…
  • Spotlight: Plasma Cell Pododermatitis (Pillow Foot)

    16 Aug 2014 | 9:40 am
    This is what healthy pads should look like on a cat's paw.If your cat's pads are swollen, it could be "pillow foot."Feline Health Spotlight: Pillow Foot (Plasma Cell Pododermatitis) in CatsWhile checking my Facebook stream this morning, I found a reference to "pillow foot" in a cat, and had never heard of it before. Couldn't resist researching it on this rare morning that I don't have to be anywhere! Things have been so busy lately I haven't had much time to blog here, so it seemed logical to share what I found.What is Pillow Foot?Also known as "pillow paw" or "bad paw," this condition…
  • July 15 is Pet Fire Safety Day!

    15 Jul 2014 | 6:35 am
    Fire Safety for CatsIt's every cat owner's nightmare: you arrive home to find your home burned to the ground or seriously damaged by fire. What has become of your precious feline companions? July 15 is Pet Fire Safety Day, so it's a good time to review how to keep your cats safe.Hopefully someone would save your cats if the unthinkable were to happen, but how would they know to do so? A smoke alarm will alert you to a fire if you're home, but not when you're gone. By taking a few precautions ahead of time, you can help avoid cat-astrophe (see what I did there?) and keep your kitties…
  • It's Hug Your Cat Day!

    4 Jun 2014 | 3:05 am
    Hug Your Cat Day 2014I've always been a cat hugger. And my cats have always resisted this! Something about being held, they just tend not to like it.Except for one, and even then only during about the last month of her life. When my little Vixen (pictured above) had just turned 24, she used to come over and sit at my feet while I was working. Now, she had a bed underneath my desk, so she was often close by me as I worked, anyway. But this was something different.By this time, Vixen and I had grown so close that we almost communicated with each other telepathically. She would walk into the…
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    Haus Of Paws Blog

  • Canine Gourmet: World’s 1st Udon for Dogs!

    hausofpaws
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Is your dog tired of the same kibble diet day after day? Does he/she need a little variety? Well, look no further, Japan has recently introduced the World’s 1st udon noodle for dogs! Udon maker... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The CUTEST Halloween COSTUMES for DOGS 2014!

    hausofpaws
    6 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    While many of us may be planning our outfits this year, how about our furry friends and family members? From elaborate costumes to the simple and classic, creativity is among us. To get you inspired,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Behind the Glass Mirror: Dogs Give Feedback at Focus Group

    hausofpaws
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Focus groups are often thought of as sterile meeting places where people gather to give their belief, opinions and perceptions on products and services. But what happens when the respondents are... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Infographic: Origins of Designer Dogs

    hausofpaws
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    So how do you get a Pugalier? Or even a Morkie? Celebrities such as Jessica Simpson, Ashley Judd and Jake Gyllenhaal have all contributed to the popularity of designer dogs as proud owners of some... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Unleashed: Seth Casteel’s Underwater Puppies

    hausofpaws
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Since the release of Seth Casteel's photo book "Underwater Dogs" back in 2012, the adorable images of dogs paddling underwater became a new iconic symbol in the Pet World. The images... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Pets4Homes

  • 8 Facts About Canine Spaying

    22 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    1.  If you are not intending to responsibly breed from your bitch, four advantages of getting her spayed are: Avoidance of accidental pregnancy and a litter that may be difficult to find homes for Avoidance of false pregnancy Prevention of a very serious bacterial infection of the womb called pyometra There will be none of the mess and has...
  • 10 Ways to Keep Your Corn Snake Happy

    22 Oct 2014 | 3:26 am
    1.  Suitably Sized Accommodation Make sure your snake’s vivarium is of a suitable size. Corn snakes continue to grow throughout their life-span (about 20 years), and can reach up to 1.5 metres long. They grow rapidly when young, and can often measure up to a metre by the time they are 2-3 years old. As a ...
  • How to Keep Turkeys so They Stay Healthy

    22 Oct 2014 | 3:11 am
    Turkeys are pretty impressive looking birds but they can be great fun to have around if you have enough space to keep them in. The other thing you need to bear in mind is that even when kept as pets, turkeys are still considered to be livestock by local councils and therefore you might not be allowed to keep them if you live in town. ...
  • Gerbil Health Care

    22 Oct 2014 | 3:06 am
    Gerbils are generally healthy animals overall, if you do everything you need to do to look after them it is unlikely you will ever have a sick gerbil. However, there are a number of illnesses and disease that gerbil owners should be aware of. Not just to help with noticing any problems, but with preventing and curing them effectively. If your gerbil does become ill and is not eating or drinking...
  • How To Help a New Puppy Settle in Their New Home

    22 Oct 2014 | 3:03 am
    In an ideal world, puppies should not be taken away from their litters until they are eight to twelve weeks old. The reason being that it allows them the right amount of time to learn all about other dogs yet they are still young enough to experience lots of positive interaction with people when they eventually go to their new homes. It's the first few weeks of a puppy's life that are s...
 
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    Dog Temperament

  • The Italian Greyhound Temperament – What’s So Special About It?

    goochNet
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Understanding the Italian Greyhound Temperament As far as the Italian greyhound temperament is concerned, a typical dog of this breed is often playful, affectionate, smart, and has a kind disposition. She tends to be more submissive and lives to please her owner. An Italian greyhound pays a good deal of attention to the tone of voice you use. If he senses that you’re too soft, he may not listen to you, which, contrarily, can also occur if you’re too harsh. Italian greyhounds are great at socializing with people, though they can become either skittish or shy if their owners overprotect or…
  • Pekingese Temperament – Are You Ready To Butt Heads With The Stubborn Peke?

    goochNet
    25 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    The Pekingese temperament makes them keepers. They can easily form a strong bond of loyalty and friendship particularly with the recognized alpha leader of the pack. However, A Pekingese is neither dainty nor delicate. Their little bodies belie their boldness and courageous dispositions. It is a brave little dog with an independent spirit. This Pekingese’s bold and daring streak makes it a good watchdog. Dog Of Royalty The royal bearing of a Pekingese is a reflection of the breed’s role in the past where they were held in high esteem by the nobility of ancient China’s Imperial courts.
  • Rottweiler Training: Seven Tips To Get Your Rottweiler To Listen To You

    goochNet
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    When it comes to Rottweiler training, there are some important tips to keep in mind. While you may think that training your particular Rottweiler is nearly impossible, you may be surprised at the progress you can make in your dog training if you follow these simple steps. 1. Be Firm You may feel like you’re being mean to your pup at first, but your Rottweiler craves boundaries in much the same way that a child does. Being assertive and standing your ground is important in ensuring that your Rottie will listen to you when you need her to behave. If you’re prone to being a softie, your…
  • How to Get The Most From The Samoyed Temperament

    goochNet
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    Have you fallen in love with the snow white beauty of the Samoyed coat and the friendly nature of the Samoyed personality? You’re not alone! Though not the most common dog in the United States, there are many who find this breed irresistible. Quick Facts History – Like the Alaskan Malamute, the Samoyed is part of the Spitz family and are an ancient breed of working dogs that were used in Siberia to hunt and fish in the extreme climate of the region. They were also used to pull sleds across the tundra and herd reindeer. Not many dogs can boast such a versatile resume! Life Span –…
  • 7 Noteworthy Things About the St. Bernard Temperament

    goochNet
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    Are you considering getting a new dog and wondering if the St. Bernard temperament is a good fit for you? Bringing a new dog into your family is a big decision and it is important to find out everything you can about the breed of dog you plan to get so that you know what you are getting yourself into. Here are 7 things about the St. Bernard temperament that you need to be aware of before deciding on this type of dog: 1. Saint Bernards are a whole lot of dog to love Weighing in at as much as 180 pounds !! These dogs take up a lot of room in your house and in your heart. They drool and shed. A…
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    McLean Puppy Chronicles

  • First Week of School

    CD McLean
    19 Oct 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Corky, our Southeastern guide dog puppy in training, had a slow first week of school.  He will be five months old this Monday, but even so, we wanted to take it slow with him at school and not rush things.  He is a sensitive soul.On the way into work we pass by a fountain.  As we got near, the splashing of the fountain got louder and louder.  Corky stopped. He looked around."It's ok." I said and tried a "Let's go." But Corky was still analyzing the situation.  I waited with him. Finally he looked up at me.  "Ok?""Let's go." We started off towards the library.
  • Corky's First Bath

    CD McLean
    14 Oct 2014 | 1:35 pm
    There are some big events in a boy's life.  Events when you just need to man up and get clean. One of those events is going to school.  Corky will be going to school tomorrow and he needs to be smelling nice for the ladies.  That means, he needs a bath.Fred takes Corky outside and starts lathering him up.Corky was a real trooper.  Fred is running the hose down Corky's back.  Corky's head hangs down.He got a bath like a real outdoorsman.  Corky looks in despair for some help, but doesn't see any.No yelling or screaming or whining.  Just standing firm and…
  • Home Depot and Clowns

    CD McLean
    4 Oct 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Corky had a Southeastern Guide Dogs Puppy Raiser meeting this morning at Home Depot. Home Depot was having a safety expo for kids, which was a great exposure for dogs as it had lots of things going on.Close-up shot of Corky Now, Corky is still a little guy, so we stayed mostly in our area and just let Corky do a little meet and greet.  But he did get to hear the sirens of the fire engines because they were right next to us.Roger specifically wanted a shot of him helping with the orange table cloth. He did an excellent job folding! We had two pop up tents, so we had plenty of…
  • A True Music Lover

    FredCanDoIt
    23 Sep 2014 | 2:29 pm
    By FredOne thing I've come to accept is that dogs don't care for my piano playing. For years and years our dogs have consistently snubbed me, usually by leaving the room at the first note. A few would literally boo me and howl before they walked out. Even our good-natured guide dog puppies have run politely into the kitchen to escape.Then Jam came along. As a little puppy he sat patiently while I played and would gaze up at me as if to say I really love that. But the fact is that Jam hates to be alone. He hates it so much that he will put up with anything. The look he gives me probably…
  • Crossing the Koi Bridge

    CD McLean
    13 Sep 2014 | 6:14 am
    We have a lovely wooden bridge that Fred built that goes over our koi pond.  Last week Corky, a Southeastern Guide Dog in Training, learned how to walk over it without falling in.Fred and Corky ease up to the bridge.Fred explains the bridge walking concept to Corky.Corky shows a little anxiety by yawning.There was a moment of hesitation on Corky's part, so Jam showed him what to do.Fred waited until Corky felt comfortable. and then when he did, boy did he let loose!They start over the bridge.Smooth sailing up to the hump.Corky stops to smell something. All in all it was a successful…
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    Dog With Blog

  • Say No to Crackers!

    Abhishek Joshi
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
    Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - The world as the dogs sees it.The crackers emit the worst kind of gases and increase air pollution by 30 per cent. The toxic air is not only dangerous for those suffering from pulmonary diseases, but it also causes breathing problems in others. 40 per cent of those who suffer injuries during Diwali are children below the age of 14, and […]The post Say No to Crackers! appeared first on Dog With Blog.
  • The other side of Kasol – India’s drug capital

    Abhishek Joshi
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:11 am
    Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - The world as the dogs sees it.“That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald Patient as pregnancy, the bumpy ride from Manali to Manikaran is punctuated by the gurgle of Parvati River and calls of the wild.  Somewhere […]The post The other side of Kasol – India’s drug capital appeared first on Dog With Blog.
  • Movie Review | Red Dog

    Abhishek Joshi
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:23 am
    Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - The world as the dogs sees it.At the entrance to the Australian mining town of Dampier, a bronze statue stands tall in honour of the legendary Red Dog who acquired a cult status in the region (quite like Greyfriar’s Bobby in Scotland) for bringing the community together when such a notion hadn’t existed in the mine town. In the late 1990s, […]The post Movie Review | Red Dog appeared first on Dog With Blog.
  • Yudhisthira’s dog – Tale from Mahabharat

    Abhishek Joshi
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:46 am
    Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - The world as the dogs sees it.Lost to translations and god men, epics have often been misconstrued at the hands of perpetrators. It comes as a no brainer, however, that all the pious texts in essence speak of the same human values.  Once in a while, we also come across tales concocting humans and animals in a benign light. That for […]The post Yudhisthira’s dog – Tale from Mahabharat appeared first on Dog With Blog.
  • Dog v/s Arnab Goswami

    Abhishek Joshi
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:19 am
    Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - The world as the dogs sees it.Transcript of Arnab Goswami’s famous interview (aptly titled Dog v/s Arnab Goswami in popular media coverage) with the renowned scholar and author Dr. Chunnu Dev Murthy who has just released his best seller – The Idiot I live with. Dr. Chunnu Dev Murthy was born a few years ago in the city of Mysore, India. […]The post Dog v/s Arnab Goswami appeared first on Dog With Blog.
 
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    Puppy In Training

  • Guess Who’s Going To Service Dog College?

    Colby
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:26 am
    Today Adelle began the next step in her journey to becoming a service dog.  We like to call it going to Service Dog College.  However, Adelle was selected for a special program before she actually starts Service Dog College.  So I guess she’s actually going to Service Dog Junior College first Every New Beginning Comes […]
  • A Note To Pet Product Advertisers…Build Relationships!

    Colby
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:40 pm
    I know a few of you out there are pet bloggers and I’m sure you’ve run into the same frustrating moments as me when it comes to pet product advertisers.  Today we’re veering away form the normal puppy training tips and instead we’re going to give a little lesson on what we think advertisers should be doing to get […]
  • 5 Great Puppy Socialization Ideas For Guide Pups In Training

    Colby
    15 Aug 2014 | 8:35 am
    Puppy socialization is one of the most important jobs we have as puppy raisers, but what exactly is socialization? “Socialization means learning to be part of society. When we talk about socializing pet puppies, it means helping them learn to be comfortable as a pet within human society—a society that includes many different types of […]
  • These Puppies Are Having Way Too Much Fun

    Colby
    2 Jul 2014 | 8:45 am
    These puppies were having so much fun one of them took a little spill when he miscalculated the slope while playing a game of chase with the yellow Labs. If you don’t recognize the quote it was from Batman Begins.  After a young Bruce Wayne falls in a well his father tells him: “And why […]
  • 3 Tips To Help Perfect Your Puppy’s Down-Stay

    Colby
    25 Jun 2014 | 5:42 pm
    Yep, it takes time to teach your puppy a good down-stay.  Your puppy is not born knowing how to perform a “down” or a “stay” let alone both at the same time. Sorry, we’re not going to teach you how to train your puppy to down-stay today.  Instead here are some more advanced tips on […]
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    Hannah the Pet Society

  • Tricks, Treats, Doorbells and Barking

    The Hannah Team
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:32 am
     There are certain times of year that can drive a dog (and a Pet parent) absolutely crazy!  With so many loud bangs and cracks, one of those times is Independence Day, which can cause severe anxiety in dogs.  Another is New Year’s Eve for the same reason. Another is Halloween, which is nearly upon us. Many dogs have a bad habit of barking uncontrollably when the doorbell rings or someone knocks.  This can be particularly troublesome when you have multiple visitors approaching your home, offering a trick or a treat! If your dog is particularly sensitive to the summoning of the door, you…
  • The Importance of Preventative Care

    The Hannah Team
    8 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    We all want what’s best for our families.  For our children, that means the best diet, the highest levels of nutrition, regular medical and dental check-ups, the best education possible and regular exercise.  We want the same for our Pets!  We want them to live long, happy, healthy lives. We can help make this happen by practicing a few preventative care habits that will have immeasurable benefits for our Pets and the relationship we have with them. Below are five basic steps that every Pet parent can follow to provide the best and healthiest life for their Pets: Your Pet’s diet is the…
  • Your Cat wants Play Time Too!

    The Hannah Team
    25 Sep 2014 | 9:21 am
    We love our dogs.  And our rabbits and Guinea pigs!  But this week, we thought we’d take some time to focus on those other furry members of that Hannah family, our cats! There was a time when cat parents allowed their feline Pets to prowl the neighborhood freely during the day, coming in at night to eat and seek shelter, only to return to wilds of Main Street in the morning. These days most of us know that cats are safer, healthier and happier indoors; free from the dangers of dogs, cars, poisonous plants & berries and getting lost or stolen. At Hannah, we encourage all of our Pet…
  • Hannah’s Pet Aptitude Test Helps Prevent Dog Bites

    The Hannah Team
    8 Sep 2014 | 10:51 am
     The Pet Aptitude Test (PAT) is an innovative Pet screening process developed by Hannah the Pet Society to learn specific characteristics of each Hannah Pet.  Every Pet who joins the Hannah family is tested for aggression and sociability with other Pets, strangers, and little ones.  They are also tested for object and food guarding, cooperativity and training motivation.  According to Hannah’s Chief Behaviorist Dr. Tripp, “the PAT is patterned after the S.A.T. (Scholastic Aptitude Test), measuring the aptitude of the Pet to be compatible with the new Pet parent.  It tests…
  • Preventing Cat Scratch Fever

    The Hannah Team
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Rare is the cat parent who has furniture that is unscratched and unscathed.  In fact, some have simply given up on that old sofa with the shredded arm and decided it now belongs to the cat! But addressing cat behavior at a young age can help Pet parents avoid much of the destruction that can occur when scratching and other unwanted habits go unchecked.  Hannah members who have a cat enrolled in our Total Lifetime Care program can call for behavioral support 24-hours a day.  But there are a few things you can do before calling for that behavior consult. First, before bringing a cat home, or…
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    Two Little Cavaliers

  • Healthy Dogs From The Inside Out #WholeBodyHealth

    Felissa Elfenbein
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:45 am
    Healthy Dogs From The Inside Out #WholeBodyHealth Healthy Dogs From The Inside Out #WholeBodyHealth For Cavalier King Charles Spaniels when it comes to finding healthy dogs to become members of your family it all starts with Genetics. Properly bred and genetically tested parents can lead to years and years of love from your new puppy. Finding a puppy from a breeder that […] Two Little Cavaliers - Helping Dog Owners and their Dogs Live the Life They Deserve
  • Inspire Us Tuesday – Decorating for Halloween

    Felissa Elfenbein
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:10 am
    Inspire Us Tuesday – Decorating for Halloween Inspire Us Tuesday – Decorating for Halloween Welcome back to Inspire Us Tuesday! Can you believe we are already on week #13? The last party had 104 wonderful links submitted. We are so happy that you have taken our idea to heart and continued sharing your creative genius with us! We can’t wait to see […] Two Little Cavaliers - Helping Dog Owners and their Dogs Live the Life They Deserve
  • Gluten Free Side Dishes

    Felissa Elfenbein
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:21 pm
    Gluten Free Side Dishes This is the season for pot luck dinners, family gatherings, parties, and get togethers. Whether you are hosting or are asked to bring something with you I am sure you have your go to dishes. Something you are famous for and everyone asks you to bring or make. But sometimes you want to make something […] Two Little Cavaliers - Helping Dog Owners and their Dogs Live the Life They Deserve
  • All Natural Skunk Remover

    Felissa Elfenbein
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:50 pm
    All Natural Skunk Remover All Natural Skunk Remover I live in the country and every time I pass a skunk on the side of the road or smell their distinct odor I think about what would happen if one got into our yard. While the chance of a skunk getting into our fenced in yard and stuck inside when […] Two Little Cavaliers - Helping Dog Owners and their Dogs Live the Life They Deserve
  • Tips for Puppy Proofing Your Family Room

    Felissa Elfenbein
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:35 am
    Tips for Puppy Proofing Your Family Room Tips for Puppy Proofing Your Family Room The family room is the perfect place for puppies and their new owners to play and relax. Puppies love to explore and play, and the family room offers them a great space to do that. By allowing your new puppy into all of the rooms in your house […] Two Little Cavaliers - Helping Dog Owners and their Dogs Live the Life They Deserve
 
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    K9 Instinct - Dog Nutritionist in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. K9 Instinct Blog! Dog Nutrition consultations online! - Blog

  • Turmeric For Dogs

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:02 am
    Turmeric root (also known as curcumin) is a world renowned spice that is one of the most thoroughly researched plants in existence today. Used most commonly in cooking, turmeric is also used medicinally to treat a wide variety of conditions and alleviate certain symptoms. Turmeric is recognized by its rich orange color and earthy scent, being a member of the ginger family. Used heavily in Eastern food, Asian food and Chinese medicine - the highly potent benefits of turmeric have been studied for many decades. While turmeric has the ability to heal our pets in many different ways, it is…
  • Turkey and Sweet Potato Dog Cookie Recipe (Only 2 ingredients!)

    15 Oct 2014 | 2:17 pm
    There is no need to worry about pet treat recalls when you are baking healthy, wholesome homemade dog treats right at home! This homemade turkey and sweet potato dog cookie recipe is both inexpensive and super easy to make! With only 2 ingredients, your pet's health and your wallet are getting all the benefits!This homemade dog treat recipe is super simple! All you need is flour (whole wheat or all purpose) and organic dog-friendly baby food! That's right: baby food! Baby food is very inexpensive, super healthy (should contain no junk and useless fillers) and easy to use! While you can use…
  • 6 Ways to Help Your Dog Live Longer!

    7 Oct 2014 | 10:15 am
    We love our dogs so much that we consider them members of our family! It is because of that deep bond - that lifelong friendship - that we strive to provide the best care we can so that we can help them live as long as possible. While their precious time with us will never be long enough, we CAN be proactive about doing what we can to extend their life and keep them healthy, fit and strong well into their senior years!Here are six ways you can help your dog live a long and healthy life! Diet and nutrition is first and foremost your best opportunity to create health and vigor in your dog. The…
  • Tips for feeding your sick dog!

    5 Oct 2014 | 9:51 am
    Sick dogs require special care, and feeding a sick dog can often be a problematic time. When our dogs are sick they usually lose their appetite and respond poorly to meals by vomiting, having diarrhea, or refusing meals altogether. There are a lot of things we can do to encourage our dogs to eat sick-friendly meals and feel better faster!When your dog is sick, you must focus on three things: monitoring their condition for rapid decline that requires veterinarian attention, providing nutritious meals that are easy on the stomach and keeping your dog hydrated! When it comes to feeding your sick…
  • Improve Your Dog's Skin and Coat Naturally

    2 Oct 2014 | 5:13 pm
    There are many different reasons why dogs can be itchy or have poor coat condition, and often the problem can be easily solved with either proper nutrition or appropriate supplements! Whether your dog has allergies, needs a nutritional boost, or has a predisposition to dry skin and coat - there are several ways you can dramatically improve your dogs skin and coat safely and naturally.First and foremost, you must ensure that your dog is receiving proper nutrition. If your dog is eating a low quality diet, you should consider switching to a raw food diet, a homemade dog food diet or a high…
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  • The Smirk: Vancouver, BC

    Syv Ritch
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:28 am
    The Smirk: Vancouver, BC   click on image for gallery To me, it looks like this Dachshund is smirking at me. It's the smile, the tilt of the head and the ears that give that impression CanadaBCVancouverDogs
  • Chinese Crested: Vancouver, BC

    Syv Ritch
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:52 am
    Chinese Crested: Vancouver, BC   click on image for gallery This dog was wasn't rushing during his agility race. He was just strutting his stuff with elegance. CanadaBCVancouverDogs
  • Walking By: Vancouver, BC

    Syv Ritch
    13 Oct 2014 | 6:40 am
    Walking By: Vancouver, BC   click on image for gallery He was just walking by. There is some pitbull in him so many people were afraid of him. He was calm and relaxed... CanadaBCVancouverDogs
  • Harlowe — Strange Dog: Vancouver, BC

    Syv Ritch
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:52 am
    Harlowe — Strange Dog: Vancouver, BC   click on image for gallery His name is Harlowe and, according to his owner, he's a 5 month old puppy mix of a Husky and a Greyhound. I see the Husky but where's the Greyhound? CanadaBCVancouverDogs
  • Anxious Dogs: Vancouver, BC

    Syv Ritch
    8 Oct 2014 | 6:36 am
    Anxious Dogs: Vancouver, BC   click on image for gallery Both dogs were very anxious but this lady had no problem with me taking a photo of her with her two dogs. CanadaBCVancouverDogs
 
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    That Reptile Blog

  • Exciting New Exotic Animal Displays in our Reptile Room

    thatpetblog
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:12 am
    In the Reptile Room section of our Lancaster, Pennsylvania retail store, our expert staff is always creating new and exciting displays.  These amazing displays rarely get the exposure they deserve – so we wanted to take a moment and highlight their extraordinary work on That Reptile Blog. Check them out below or stop by our store and see for yourself!   Mantella Tank This display features the unique Mantella frog (Mantella ebenaui) in a 40 gallon Marineland Perfecto aquarium.  The brown variety of this rare frog is native to Madagascar.  The landscape includes river rock gravel,…
  • My Experiences with Snake Necked Turtles in Zoos and at Home

    Frank Indiviglio
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:09 am
    Uploaded to Wikipedia Commons by Sam Fraser-Smith Among the Snake Necked Turtles of the family Chelidae we find some of the world’s most unique and effective reptilian predators. I’ve had the good fortune of knowing many, including a few that were newly-described; all have been fascinating to keep. From the massive Giant Snake Neck (Chelodina expansa), which snatches fish with blinding speed, to the bizarre Mata Mata (Chelus fimbriatus), which sucks them down like a vacuum cleaner, all have their surprises and secrets. While many are suited only for experienced keepers with room to spare,…
  • Endangered Species Notes: Missing Frogs Found, Others Feared Extinct

    Frank Indiviglio
    14 Oct 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Uploaded to Wikipedia Commons by SathyabhamaDasBiju In 2010, 33 teams of researchers set out across 21 countries to search for the hundreds of amphibian species that may have been driven to extinction in recent years. A “100 Most Wanted” and a “10 Ten” list was compiled, and the public’s help was sought. Now, 4 years later, we have both discouraging and promising news, with some lost species “resurrected”, several new ones described, and no sign at all of many.   I’ve written about the global amphibian decline, spurred by an emerging disease (Chytrid fungus outbreak),…
  • Rainbow Snake Care: Keeping a Colorful but Difficult Aquatic Snake

    Frank Indiviglio
    10 Oct 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Uploaded to Wikipedia Commons by Alan Garrett Once seen, the beautiful and aptly named Rainbow Snake (Farancia erytrogramma erytrogramma) is not easily forgotten. Yet it remains relatively unknown in the pet trade, principally because of its odd dietary requirements. However, some enterprising snake enthusiasts have found ways to surmount these difficulties, and there have even been a few breeding successes. In my opinion, these unique US natives deserve much more attention, and have great potential as fascinating additions to the collections of experienced snake keepers.   Description…
  • Corn Snake or Ball Python? Choosing the Best Snake Pet

    Frank Indiviglio
    7 Oct 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Corn Snakes and Ball Pythons are close competitors for the title of the world’s most popular snake pet. Among the first species to be commercially bred in huge numbers, either makes an excellent choice for most snake owners, new or experienced.  I’ve kept hundreds of species during my long career as a zookeeper, but a Corn Snake terrarium occupies center stage in my living room!  In the following article I’ll compare the care needs of Corn Snakes and Ball Pythons, so that you’ll be able to plan ahead and maximize your pet-keeping experience and your new snake’s quality of life.
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    About Doggies

  • Can Dogs Eat Sesame Seeds?

    About Doggies
    7 Oct 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Sesame seeds are a great source of protein, Omega 6 fatty acids and antioxidants. Undoubtedly, sesame seeds are good for you, unless you are allergic to them. The question is though, are sesame seeds safe to share with your dog? Can dogs eat sesame seeds? Sesame seeds are not on Pet Poison Helpline’s list of things that are poisonous to... Read more →
  • Can Dogs Eat Skittles?

    About Doggies
    28 Sep 2014 | 11:46 pm
    If you or your kids like Skittles, you might like to know whether it would be safe to occasionally give a few of these candies to the family dog as well. So, can dogs eat Skittles? In short, Skittles are not toxic to dogs, but it’s still best not to give your dog Skittles or any other candy. Skittles Are... Read more →
  • Is Dramamine Safe for Dogs

    About Doggies
    24 Sep 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Dramamine is an over-the-counter drug used to treat nausea, vomiting and dizziness caused by motion sickness. Motion sickness or travel sickness as it’s also known as affects a lot of people, but not only people, unfortunately, dogs and other animals can get motion sick as well. If your dog is suffering from motion sickness even the shortest car ride from... Read more →
  • Do Pomskies Shed? And Other Important Pomsky Questions Answered

    About Doggies
    23 Sep 2014 | 11:13 am
    There are many questions that revolve around getting a new pet; while dogs can seem friendly and easy, they can certainly present some issues, especially during the puppy years. The pomsky is definitely not an exception to this fact. Therefore, you should take the time to learn every piece of information possible before purchasing one of these cute puppies. The... Read more →
  • Can Dogs Eat Oatmeal?

    About Doggies
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:43 am
    Oatmeal is one of the best breakfast foods for us humans, and that’s why you might be thinking about giving your dog some oatmeal as well, but can dogs eat oatmeal? In short, yes, dogs can eat oatmeal in moderate quantities as long as it’s cooked.  In fact, this nutritious meal can even be good for your four legged buddy,... Read more →
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    Jusani Culture blogs

  • Halloween Pet Costume Contest!

    lnsilvia
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:41 pm
    Do you have a Halloween costume picked out for your pet? We want to see it! Share a picture of your pet in his/her Halloween costume with us via Facebook or Twitter through November 1 at 8:30pm ET and you could win a Two Dog Farms custom pet bowl, handcrafted exclusively for our Be a Hero Campaign to benefit the Two Dog Farms Korean Jindo rescue! Keep reading for the official rules.   read more
  • The Bravest Animals in History

    lnsilvia
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:08 pm
    I bet you know plenty of people who have rescued dogs from the shelter. But how often do you think about dogs rescuing people? Whether it’s 9/11, burning buildings, or even Timmy in the well, dogs have proven themselves to be wonderfully adept at saving us. read more
  • You Probably Didn’t Know This: Stores that Allow Dogs

    lnsilvia
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:15 pm
    People have strange relationships with their dogs. My mother referred to each of my childhood dogs (three yellow labs: Deacon, Minot, and Skipper) as her “Best Boy,” which was bizarre for me. For example, Skipper managed to NOT pee on the rug during the night – ONE night – and my mom practically starts cutting up old magazines for some parade-type confetti. read more
  • Picture Power: Snapshots That Save Lives

    lnsilvia
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:32 am
    You’ve heard the phrase, “a picture is worth a thousand words,” but have you ever heard of a picture saving someone’s life or forever altering the course of someone’s life? For a homeless pet, sometimes a single photograph is all it takes for pets like Emma to find their forever homes.   read more
  • 12 Things Every New Pet Owner Thinks

    lnsilvia
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:13 pm
    There is something magical about the day you decide to bring home your new pet. And it is a labor of love: puppy and kitty-proofing the house, finding the right home with enough yard, or moving into the right neighborhood near the best puppy school.  read more
 
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    The Labrador Site

  • Halloween Fun with Labradors

    Lucy
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Today’s post is by Labrador enthusiast and writer, Lucy Easton.  When I was a child, halloween wasn’t really on my radar. It was something that American’s had fun with on TV, but hadn’t really reached my corner of Hampshire. It’s amazing to see how it’s popularity has increased. Nowadays you can’t go past a shop in the run-up to Halloween without seeing a myriad of displays and costume options. So is it any surprise that a lot of people now want the other important member of the family to join in the fun as well! Costumes for Labradors There are…
  • Labradors and fireworks

    Pippa
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:36 am
    As November 5th approaches, some dog owners in the UK will be dreading the forthcoming bonfire night celebrations. For those of you reading from outside the UK,  we celebrate Guy Fawkes night here with dramatic firework displays in every village in the land. There is no escape. Modern fireworks are extremely loud and the festivities are often spread over the entire weekend. For Labrador owners whose dogs are afraid of the noise,  it is an uncomfortable time at best. Helping your nervous labrador If your Labrador shows signs of fear during a fireworks display, it’s natural for you…
  • 7 Ingredients for Making a Happy Labrador

    Lucy
    13 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Today’s article is by Labrador enthusiast and writer, Lucy Easton. Our Labradors make us happy. Whether it’s their company when out on walks or snuggling up at home, they make our lives nicer. So it’s really important to return the favour. We have been thinking about the 7 ingredients that go into baking up a happy Labrador. 1.   Diet Labradors need an appropriate diet for their breed, as well as their age and size. Dogs do not need the same food as humans, they need specially designed dog food or a planned raw diet. Many human foods can be toxic to dogs. And obesity is an…
  • Why Labradors eat poop and what you can do about it

    Pippa
    9 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Missing out?  Click here to get our new articles delivered to you If your labrador has started to eat poop you are not alone. Many dogs enjoy snacking on their own waste products, and sometimes those of other dogs. Labradors are no exception, in fact poop eating may be more common in Labradors than it is in some other breeds of dog. This won’t do! Most owners find this extremely upsetting and embarrassing.   I hear quite a lot of dog owners issue ultimatums on this one. “This has to stop or he’ll have to go” “I can’t put up with this, we have children to consider” The…
  • 5 Great Things About Doggy Day Care for your Labrador

    Lucy
    6 Oct 2014 | 2:47 am
    Today’s article is by Labrador enthusiast Lucy Easton. We all love spending time with our Labradors, but most of us also have to work. If you work from home, or have a dog friendly office, this isn’t an issue. Sadly though, most places of work are not set up to have your furry friend join you. Some people consider leaving their dogs at home, but this likely to cause a lonely Labrador who is crossing his legs for most of the day. In addition, boredom can often lead to destructive behaviour around the house. Doggy day care is a great way around this problem. 1. He’s in Good Company…
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    Online Guinea Pig Care

  • Guinea Pigs vs Hamsters: Which is the Best Pet for You?

    Chris Perkins
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Hamsters and guinea pigs are often seen as similar pets. After all they are round, small, furry, very active and inquisitive animals who are relatively easy to look after. So if you are wondering which pet is right for you, then this post is going to delve into how they compare as pets and look in an unbiased way which might suit a particular person. Of course we love Guinea pigs here, but piggies aren’t right for everyone and to look after them well means meeting certain requirements to ensure they live a good life. So lets dive right in… Guinea Pigs vs Hamsters: How do their…
  • Guinea Pigs vs Rabbits: Which Pet is right for you?

    Chris Perkins
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:46 pm
    Guinea pigs and rabbits. Both cute and adorable pets right? Absolutely, they are both great pets. But how do you know which one is right for you? In this post, we’re going to look at the similarities and differences between them so you can make up your mind as to which pet is right for you. Guiena pigs vs Rabbits: The Similarities Accommodation Both guinea pigs and rabbits enjoy similar types of accommodation. Both are at home outside in a hutch or inside a home. They do not like being limited to a small space and enjoy having space to run around in. The accommodation needs to be dry and…
  • What Breed of Guinea Pig Should I Get?

    Chris Perkins
    8 Jul 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Looking for a guinea pig to look after can be a tricky thing sometimes, so here is a guide to help decide what breed of guinea pig should you get? Breeds that are easy to look after These breeds of guinea pigs are idea for beginners and those who have no experience of looking after guinea pigs. They are also great for older children to look after. They are also ideal for owners who don’t have a lot of time on their hands. American Guinea Pig – Short haired cavies who are very low maintenance. Elegant and sleek in appearance. Ideal for first time owners. Crested guinea pig – A short…
  • Guinea Pigs and the Animal Kingdom

    Chris Perkins
    5 Jun 2014 | 3:20 pm
    The Guinea pig is the best known representative of the family Cavidae but what is the relationship between guinea pigs and the animal kingdom? The guinea pigs is known as a rodent and a member of the animal kingdom. But how do they link up with other members of the animal kingdom and what is their place in the whole structure of life? This is quite a detailed post which looks to investigate this fascinating matter. We will be working backwards from the domestic guinea pig and up the order and will link it with other species it comes into contact with. An introduction to the animal kingdom The…
  • Can Guinea Pigs eat Only Hay?

    Chris Perkins
    5 Jun 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Guinea pigs love hay. They need to chew on it all the time so as to keep their teeth ground down and not painful as their teeth are constantly growing. This is a common trait amongst members of the rodent family so they always need to be chewing hay. In fact the greener hay, the more they like it. The more yellow it is, the less they like it. Image Flickr So can Guinea pigs eat only hay? Can guinea pigs eat only hay? They could do but they wouldn’t get a balanced diet. They also need vitamin c which they can get from vitamin c pellets or from certain veggies or fruit. Their diet should…
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    The Best Cat Litter Box » The Best Cat Litter Box

  • J&K Pet Services

    admin
    13 Oct 2014 | 3:14 pm
    Here’s an interesting approach to not scooping the litter box from our friends over at J&K Pet Services. It’s called the Daystacker Litter Box System. Have a watch: The post J&K Pet Services appeared first on The Best Cat Litter Box.
  • When Does A Kitten Open Their Eyes?

    Angela Tempest
    7 Oct 2014 | 6:31 am
    When your cat has kittens, understanding when things are due to happen is an important way of keeping track of their development.  Not only that but it is also a useful way to make sure things are progressing as they should be and the chance to head off any problems as early as possible.  Amongst these important milestones is when does a kitten open their eyes? Early changes The average litter of kittens is between two and five and they are born after a pregnancy of around 64 to 67 days.  For the first few weeks after they are born, kittens are dependent on their mother for a host of…
  • Top 10 Cat YouTube Videos

    Angela Tempest
    5 Oct 2014 | 3:56 am
    Anyone who lives with a cat will know that they are real characters, always up to some sort of mischief and interfering with everything you would rather they didn’t.  How many times as a cat owner do you say ‘Wish I had had my camera handy for that!’ Here are our top 10 cat YouTube videos showing a whole range of occasions when people really did have their camera or mobile phone handy to catch the insane antics of their pet. A funny compilation of the crazy and funny things that cats get up to. Hilarious compilation of the tricks that cats get up to supervised and unsupervised! A…
  • Himalayan

    Angela Tempest
    5 Oct 2014 | 3:49 am
    The Himalayan is a breed of cat that is called the Colourpoint Persian in Europe because it is almost identical to the Persian.  The main differences are that it has blue eyes and the point colouration, which has come from the crossing of a Persian with a Siamese cat. Breed history The breed history of the Himalayan is sketchy, perhaps due to many cat clubs, such as the Cat Fanciers Association, classing it simply as a variation of the Persian.  However, they do classify them in their own colour division and it was believed that the name came from this colour, referring to the colour of…
  • Devon Rex

    Angela Tempest
    5 Oct 2014 | 3:44 am
    The Devon Rex is a shorthaired breed of cat that was first bred in England in the 1960s.  It is known for its slender body, wavy coat and large ears as well as being very intelligent and able to learn tricks. The Devon Rex has a short and curly coat that is very similar to that of the Cornish Rex and is commonly said to be one of the best breeds for people who suffer with allergies. History of the breed The first of the breed was found by Beryl Cox in Buckfastleigh in Devon in 1960 amongst a litter of kittens found near a disused mine.  They were thought at first to be related to the…
 
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    TheDogTrainingSecret.com

  • Why Fear Is the Most Terrifying and Dangerous Doggy Behavior

    Minette
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:52 am
    Thank You Pet Product Marketing UK for the Photo Fear Fear is the most difficult behavior to help a dog with when working on behavior modification. I would almost choose aggression over fear related behaviors. And actually fear often leads to aggression. Dogs have a very distinct fight or flight instinct that keeps them alive, so when a dog gets scared and he can’t get away his next reaction is often aggression.  Sometimes severe debilitating aggression. You See Regular aggression triggers can be more easily controlled, territorial behavior, dog aggression, even human aggression when there…
  • The Gift of Obedience

    Minette
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:41 am
    We LOVE Obedience! So how do you feel about that title? Do you think that obedience is truly a “gift” to your dog? I do!!! But I suppose it depends on your teaching methods… If you are using physical force, physical corrections and other means of dog training, then perhaps your dog doesn’t see it as much of a “gift”. But if you are using positive reinforcement, positive principles, and games then I bet he does! I recently watched a video of a man and his five dogs walking off leash through the city.  The dogs heads are hanging, they look fearful and sad, and as a woman speaks to…
  • Dogs Get Breast Cancer Too; 3x as Likely as Women

    Minette
    14 Oct 2014 | 7:13 am
    Sporting her Favorite Save the Tatas Bikini In honor or October being breast cancer awareness month; I see football players with hot pink socks, gloves, wrist bands and ribbons that dawn their helmets. It is sad it is estimated that 40,000 women will die of breast cancer this year, according to statistics provided by breastcancer.org and that number doesn’t take into account the fighters and those that defeat breast cancer.  Thankfully the number has decreased since 1989 with the introduction of new treatments. I have a friend who was diagnosed around Christmas of last year, and she is…
  • Deny Your Dog the Best Things in Life

    Minette
    6 Oct 2014 | 9:39 am
    Thank you Simply Sweet Hearts Miami for the Photo There I said it!  Deny your dog’s the best things in life! Okay I don’t really MEAN it  I was attempting to ruffle a few feathers just to make people sit back and think about it… What I mean is that you need to CONTROL the best things in your dog’s life. Let Me Explain I work with a lot of spoiled dogs, A LOT of spoiled dogs! Which is only a problem for spoiled dogs that don’t listen to their owners. Some dogs that ignore commands aren’t spoiled but simply lack interaction and training time with their owners. My dogs are…
  • Raise Your Expectations and Your Dog Training Goals

    Minette
    3 Oct 2014 | 9:24 am
    Thanks Endlesspicdump for the Photo It’s funny I run into two types of people in dog training. Those who’s expectations are too high and by expecting too much too quickly that they are ruining their dog’s training.   For more on that click here  And people who have little to no expectations of their dog outside what they consider “dog training” or basic house manners. People think that if they can get their dog to “sit” for his food or for a treat is completely “trained” to sit no matter what. They can’t imagine getting their dog to sit instead of jumping, or sit…
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    LabradorTrainingHQ

  • How To Get Your Puppy Used To A Collar And Leash

    Mark Jenner
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:14 am
    It's essential that you get your puppy used to a collar and leash as soon as possible.It's a tool to keep them under your control and out of trouble while they learn how to live in our sometimes dangerous world.It's a useful device to keep their attention and prevent bolting during training.And in many places it's a necessity by law when walking them in public.This article teaches you how to get your puppy used to a collar and leash in a way that's as stress free as possible and does the best ground work to build upon to train your puppy not to pull on the leash when an adult.[Click to…
  • Umbilical Cord House Training: What is It? How Does It Work?

    Mark Jenner
    5 Oct 2014 | 4:39 am
    One of the most important aspects of a successful house training method is preventing mistakes. To accomplish this, you must never let your puppy wander off alone unsupervised.It takes just a couple of seconds for a puppy to have a little accident on your carpet, and it's extremely hard, if not impossible to keep a constant eye on your puppy 100% of the time.To address this problem, the method of umbilical cord training was devised.[Click to continue...]The post Umbilical Cord House Training: What is It? How Does It Work? appeared first on LabradorTrainingHQ.
  • How To Paper Train A Puppy Or Dog In 6 Easy Steps

    Mark Jenner
    28 Sep 2014 | 6:15 am
    Paper training is almost certainly the most commonly used method of house training with many people using it exclusively as the only method they use.It's a very old, tried and trusted technique. But just because it's traditional and well known doesn't mean it's necessarily the BEST method.In this article we take a look at how to paper train a puppy, who should consider using it and some convincing reasons why in fact it isn't always such a great idea.[Click to continue...]The post How To Paper Train A Puppy Or Dog In 6 Easy Steps appeared first on LabradorTrainingHQ.
  • House Training WITHOUT A Crate: Constant Supervision

    Mark Jenner
    20 Sep 2014 | 5:40 am
    There are many reasons an owner may not want or be able to use a crate during house training.Some people just don't like them, others may have adopted a dog that experienced abuse from a previous owner involving a crate and some just don't have the room for one in a small home or cannot stand the look of one ruining their interior design.The good news is, you can succeed in house training without a crate. Using one isn't essential, it's just the preferred option for many.So what are the alternatives? There's a few, but they all essentially come down to one thing: 'constant supervision'.[Click…
  • How To Use A Crate To House Train A Puppy

    Mark Jenner
    12 Sep 2014 | 2:07 pm
    There are many methods of house training, some more effective than others.So although using a crate as part of your house training process isn't essential, I do recommend it because it's EXTREMELY effective at speeding up the process and undoubtedly makes it easier...and cleaner!This article discusses why a crate is so useful, how to use a crate to house train a puppy as well as offering a few pointers on what NOT to do when using a crate during house training.[Click to continue...]The post How To Use A Crate To House Train A Puppy appeared first on LabradorTrainingHQ.
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  • Demodex (Canine)

    admin
    24 Sep 2014 | 10:59 pm
    Canine demodex is a non-contagious parasitic skin disease caused by the microscopic mite, Demodex canis. This parasite may be found living in the hair follicles of both normal and affected dogs. The initial proliferation of mites may be due to a genetic or immunologic disorder.Common name: Canine demodex, demodicosis, Demodectic, follicular, or red mange Scientific name: Canine demodex, demodicosis, demodectic mange DiagnosisSignalment In young, otherwise healthy dogs, a genetic predisposition is likely present. The breeds that appear to be at increased risk for demodicosis include the West…
  • Cushing’s Syndrome (Canine)

    admin
    24 Sep 2014 | 10:56 pm
    Canine Cushing’s syndrome is a condition in which one or both adrenal glands produce an excess of cortisol and/or other adrenal hormones. Elevated adrenal hormone levels cause a variety of symptoms as well as deleterious effects on the body. The disease can be treated, not cured, and requires lifelong care.Common names: Cushing’s syndrome, Cushing’s disease. Scientific name: HyperadrenocorticismDiagnosisSignalment Canine Cushing’s syndrome occurs most commonly in middle-aged to older dogs, though it can occur at any age. The incidence is higher in certain breeds,…
  • Congestive Heart Failure, Right-sided (Canine)

    admin
    24 Sep 2014 | 10:53 pm
    Canine congestive heart failure is a syndrome in which the right side of the heart cannot provide adequate blood flow to keep up with the needs of the rest of the body. It is a progressive disease and may be the end result of one or more of many different disease processes of the heart. Lifelong veterinary care is required.Common name: Congestive heart failure Scientific name: Canine congestive heart failure, right sidedDiagnosisSignalment There is no breed, sexual or age predilection for canine congestive heart failure specifically, but there are breed predilections for certain heart…
  • Coccidiosis (Canine)

    admin
    24 Sep 2014 | 10:51 pm
    Coccidia are protozoan parasites that affect the gastrointestinal tract of cats, dogs and many other animals. Infection is often mild and asymptomatic, but can be debilitating and severe in neonatal animals, or those with compromised immune systems.Common name: Coccidia Scientific name: CoccidiosisSignalmentAlthough all dogs and cats are susceptible, the infection is most severe in very young animals (less than one month), and in animals that are immunocompromised.Incidence/prevalenceCoccidia in dogs is extremely common, but due to the generally mild nature of the disease, incidence and…
  • Chocolate Poisoning (Canine)

    admin
    24 Sep 2014 | 10:48 pm
    Dogs may be attracted to chocolate due to its aroma or sweet taste and will often eat large quantities when available. Chocolate contains ingredients that can be dangerous to dogs, causing stomach upset, rapid heart rates and trembling, but rarely death.Common name: Chocolate poisoning Scientific names: Chocolate intoxication, Methylxanthine alkaloid intoxication.DiagnosisSignalment All dogs may be tempted to eat chocolate if it is accessible.Incidence/prevalence There are increased numbers of exposures during times of the year when chocolate is readily found in households, such as during…
 
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    Dog With Blog

  • Say No to Crackers!

    Abhishek Joshi
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
    Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - The world as the dogs sees it.The crackers emit the worst kind of gases and increase air pollution by 30 per cent. The toxic air is not only dangerous for those suffering from pulmonary diseases, but it also causes breathing problems in others. 40 per cent of those who suffer injuries during Diwali are children below the age of 14, and […]The post Say No to Crackers! appeared first on Dog With Blog.
  • The other side of Kasol – India’s drug capital

    Abhishek Joshi
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:11 am
    Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - The world as the dogs sees it.“That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald Patient as pregnancy, the bumpy ride from Manali to Manikaran is punctuated by the gurgle of Parvati River and calls of the wild.  Somewhere […]The post The other side of Kasol – India’s drug capital appeared first on Dog With Blog.
  • Movie Review | Red Dog

    Abhishek Joshi
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:23 am
    Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - The world as the dogs sees it.At the entrance to the Australian mining town of Dampier, a bronze statue stands tall in honour of the legendary Red Dog who acquired a cult status in the region (quite like Greyfriar’s Bobby in Scotland) for bringing the community together when such a notion hadn’t existed in the mine town. In the late 1990s, […]The post Movie Review | Red Dog appeared first on Dog With Blog.
  • Yudhisthira’s dog – Tale from Mahabharat

    Abhishek Joshi
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:46 am
    Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - The world as the dogs sees it.Lost to translations and god men, epics have often been misconstrued at the hands of perpetrators. It comes as a no brainer, however, that all the pious texts in essence speak of the same human values.  Once in a while, we also come across tales concocting humans and animals in a benign light. That for […]The post Yudhisthira’s dog – Tale from Mahabharat appeared first on Dog With Blog.
  • Dog v/s Arnab Goswami

    Abhishek Joshi
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:19 am
    Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - The world as the dogs sees it.Transcript of Arnab Goswami’s famous interview (aptly titled Dog v/s Arnab Goswami in popular media coverage) with the renowned scholar and author Dr. Chunnu Dev Murthy who has just released his best seller – The Idiot I live with. Dr. Chunnu Dev Murthy was born a few years ago in the city of Mysore, India. […]The post Dog v/s Arnab Goswami appeared first on Dog With Blog.
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    Paws to Talk

  • Ep. 047- What Has Your Dog Taught You?

    9 Oct 2014 | 5:43 am
    How has your dog impacted your life? Margot Ahlquist, Creator of PawsToTalk.com shares personal stories explaining the positive difference her dogs have made while getting your mind and heart around this topic.
  • Ep. 046- Can a Dog Make the World a Kinder Place?

    25 Sep 2014 | 5:10 am
    Can an adorable dog and his dedicated humans make the world a kinder place? Author, Charmaine Hammond tells us how the Team Toby Tour is doing just that.
  • Ep. 045- Does Your Dog Need a Lawyer?

    4 Sep 2014 | 5:29 am
    Debra Hamilton, attorney and mediator who specializes in resolving conflicts surrounding pets, shares how to handle these complicated situations.
  • Ep. 044- 3 Ways to Improve Your Work-Dog Balance

    28 Aug 2014 | 8:51 am
    Margot Ahlquist, creator of PawsToTalk.com and Professional Life Coach, shares tips on how to balance being a dog parent with a busy work life.
  • Ep. 043- A Woman and Her Dog

    14 Aug 2014 | 7:23 am
    Author, Bonnie Jae Dane tells us about her special bond with dogs and how it inspired her colorful novel, A Woman and Her Dog.
 
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    Pet Nutrition and Animal Wellness on Mercola Healthy Pets

  • Think Your Dog Has a Migraine?

    21 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Dr. Becker Migraine headaches in humans can be tremendously painful and debilitating. They are defined as recurrent throbbing headaches that usually affect one side of the head and can be accompanied by nausea, visual disturbances, and sensitivity to light and sound. Migraines can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days, and the cause is as yet undetermined. Researchers do know that changes occur in blood vessels in the brain of migraine sufferers, but they don't know whether the changes are a cause or a result of the condition. It is suspected there is a hereditary component to the…
  • Bulldog Cavorts on a Trampoline

    21 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    His name may be “Mudd,” but this bulldog is having the time of his life, jumping and somersaulting to the delighted chuckles of his family.
  • More Dissimilar Than You'd Think, Given Their Common Name and Favorite Food

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Dr. Becker Pandas are among the world’s most threatened animals. The red panda is classified as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List;1 the giant panda is listed as endangered.2 Gastrointestinal disease is a primary cause of death in both wild and captive pandas, but scientists don’t know much about their digestive process. Recently, a research team led by a Mississippi State University doctoral student in biochemistry, and including experts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Memphis Zoo, and the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., discovered that giant and red pandas have different…
  • Humpback Whale Freed from Nets Shows Her Appreciation

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Hopelessly entangled in fishing nets in the Sea of Cortez, a humpback whale named Valentina shows her joy after a frenzied – and successful – quest to free her. Comments (3)
  • A Kiss Before Sleeping – Kitten Style

    19 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    An owner is happy to provide her sweet kitten with just a little peck before he snuggles down on her arm.
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    FlipFlop® Dogs » Blog

  • Mission Main Street Grants, Vote FlipFlop Dogs

    tmiltz
    14 Oct 2014 | 2:17 pm
      Help FlipFlop Dogs Grow   FlipFlop Needs Your Vote for Chase’s Mission Main Street Grant for Small Businesses   FlipFlop Dogs is entered into the Small Business Grant for Chase, but needs your vote to get them to the 250 votes for the next round. With the Mission Main Street Grant, FlipFlop Dogs would be […] The post Mission Main Street Grants, Vote FlipFlop Dogs appeared first on FlipFlop® Dogs.
  • 6 Halloween Dog Safety Tips

    tmiltz
    8 Oct 2014 | 12:52 pm
                      Scary Good Dog Safety Tips For Pet Owners   Halloween can be a scary time for dogs (and not just because of the costumes), and righteously so. Trick-or-treating is their recipe for anxiety. The door bell is constantly ringing, kids are screaming with excitement and strangers […] The post 6 Halloween Dog Safety Tips appeared first on FlipFlop® Dogs.
  • Reasons to Apply for the Veteran Franchise Giveaway

    tmiltz
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Top 10 Reasons You Should Apply to FlipFlop Dogs’ Veteran Franchise Giveaway   Whether you are a veteran, or know of a veteran, or just stumbled upon this page, these reasons should give you more of an explanation as to why it would be a terribly mistake to not apply to win a FlipFlop Dogs […] The post Reasons to Apply for the Veteran Franchise Giveaway appeared first on FlipFlop® Dogs.
  • Our Valuation of a Veteran

    tmiltz
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:12 am
    Why We Started the Veteran Franchise Giveaway FlipFlop Dogs will be giving away a franchise to one honorably discharged veteran, as a small token of our appreciation and gratitude for all they have done for our country.   The numbers are astonishing. With more than 21 million veterans in the U.S., there are over 200,00 […] The post Our Valuation of a Veteran appeared first on FlipFlop® Dogs.
  • VetFran Press Release

    tmiltz
    12 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    FlipFlop Dogs Announces Veteran Franchise Giveaway     International Franchising Association Group, VetFran, Informs of One Honorably Discharged Veteran to Win a FlipFlop Dogs Franchise   VetFran.com, August 11th, 2014 It’s no secret that America’s skilled veterans are struggling to transition from their military careers and into the workforce. In fact, there were more than 720,000 […] The post VetFran Press Release appeared first on FlipFlop® Dogs.
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    Petplan Blog

  • Fido Facts: The Pomeranian

    Petplan Australia
    7 Oct 2014 | 9:28 pm
    Cute & cuddly – but takes a little bit of extra care The Pomeranian, also known as a Pom or Pom Pom, is part of the Spitz family of dog breeds. A sturdy and healthy breed known for their companionship tendencies and pleasant demeanour (as well as being a cute ball of fluff), Pomeranians have become one of the most popular toy breeds in Australia and around the world. Origin Named after the old Central Europe region Pomerania (now a part of Poland and East Germany), Pomeranians were eventually brought across to England where they were very popular with royal families and aristocrat…
  • The Importance of Sticking to One Vet

    Petplan Australia
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:23 am
    Many Pet owners use multiple vets for the care of their precious pets; however, this practice could be detrimental to your pet’s health and well-being in the case of an illness. At Petplan we are on a campaign to get pet owners to stick to one or two regular vets or vet clinics for their pet’s veterinary needs. This can better ensure fast and accurate diagnosis and treatment when your pet is ill. The 25% Who Go Missing This move has come about after a survey revealed that on average 25% of a vet clinic’s client base is lost annually.  There can be very valid reasons why clients…
  • Top 10 Most Expensive Dog Breeds

    Petplan Australia
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:55 pm
    We all know dogs are man’s best friend but in some cases canine companionship doesn’t come cheap. So how much are people paying for a pricey pooch? 10. Irish Wolfhound | $1,500 – $2,000   9. Akita | $1,500 – $4,500     8. Saluki | $2,500 – $5,000 7. Pharaoh Hound | $2,500 – $6,000   6. Tibetan Mastiff | $2,200 – $7000     5. Rottweiler | $2,000 – $8,000     4. Lowchen | $5,000 – $8,000     3. ChowChow | $3,000 -$8,500       2. English Bulldog | $2,500 -$9,000    …
  • Pet Cancer True Stories: Remembering Ra

    Petplan Australia
    29 May 2014 | 8:52 pm
    At Petplan we offer our clients peace of mind knowing that they will be able to provide their pet with the best treatment possible should they fall unexpectedly ill or get injured in an accident. More often than not our clients’ pets do require treatment with individual claims ranging from around $100 to nearly $20,000. Petplan provides clients with financial and emotional support through the hard times. Ra’s family knows this all too well. The beautiful English Mastiff, who was only five years old, sadly lost his fight with cancer in April. Ra’s family was able…
  • Pet Cancer Prevention

    Petplan Australia
    27 May 2014 | 10:26 pm
    It’s far better to avoid cancer than it to have to treat it. Pets are just as likely to get cancer as we are, so what can do to improve the odds? 1. Choice of pet Its not a big deal for cats, but for dogs there are some breeds with much higher risks of certain cancers. Bernese mountain dogs are at high risk for histiocytic sarcoma. Golden retrievers are at higher risk of lymphoma. Boxers and Staffordshire bull terriers are higher risk for mast cell tumours. Problem is, they’re all beautiful dogs and I would happily have any one of them. If you choose a mongrel, you’ve probably got the…
 
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    Puppy Training Classroom

  • The Definitive Review Of The Online Dog Trainer by Doggy Dan

    PTC Admin
    8 Oct 2014 | 7:35 am
    The Online Dog Trainer Full PackageHaving a dog is one of the most wonderful experiences in life. Our canine companions bring us so much joy, unconditional love and laughter as a part of our family and lifestyle. To truly enjoy the years with your dog and to give him or her a happy and relaxed life it is imperative that you invest in training them properly. From the moment you bring your new puppy or dog home you can either set yourself up for a beautiful friendship, or a stressful, frustrating and unpleasant environment for you both. Training: The Key To A Wonderful Relationship Properly…
  • Puppy Teething: Everything You Need To Know

    PTC Admin
    24 Mar 2014 | 10:04 am
    Puppy Teething: Everything You Need To Know Like humans, puppies also go through several stages of teething, born without any teeth and developing razor-sharp teeth at around 6 – 8 weeks of age. Although puppy teething is normal, it can get quite irritating for the young one and if not assisted by you as the owner, inappropriate objects may pull on the loose end while all your puppy’s looking to do is soothe his gums. Puppies develop razor-sharp teeth for a reason. Puppies have not fully developed at this young age and sharper teeth are needed to chew through things. By the age of…
  • How To Crate Train A Puppy

    PTC Admin
    19 Mar 2014 | 5:10 pm
    How To Crate Train A Puppy What is Puppy Crate Training? Crate Training a Puppy is an effective way to add to the overall house training of a puppy. Puppies simply don’t like the idea of eliminating near or within their sleeping areas. The idea behind puppy crate training is quite the opposite to what many believe. Long-term confinement of a puppy to a smaller area when you aren’t around is different to temporarily confining a puppy to a crate. Short-term confinement of a puppy to a crate is to prevent the puppy from eliminating while confined and that he will want to eliminate as…
  • Puppy Shots: Why and When Are They Needed?

    PTC Admin
    19 Mar 2014 | 8:21 am
    Puppy Shots: Why and When Are They Needed? Unfortunately dangerous and deadly diseases lurk everywhere around us, looking for theeir next victim. They are clever and their best used tactic of finding their target is to look for the weakest link, then they attack with everything they’ve got. Puppies aren’t exempt from picking up deadly diseases. They come into contact with the same environmental risks as any human and other animals. This is the number one reason why puppies need to be vaccinated and given a series of puppy shots, starting at a very early age to ensure they are…
  • How to Raise a Puppy: The Ultimate Guide with 8 Steps

    PTC Admin
    3 Mar 2014 | 8:37 am
    How to Raise a Puppy: The Ultimate Guide – 8 Essential Steps You are a new puppy owner or an existing puppy owner and you have no idea how to raise a puppy. You are scared you might just do the wrong thing. You want to do things right and provide the best possible care for your puppy. Everyone in your family is excited about your new little companion and strangely enough, everyone wants to make it their own responsibility of raising a puppy, YOUR puppy. Raising a puppy is exciting and if you could just spend all your time with that cute little face you’d be in your element, right?
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    Not In The Dog House

  • Tips for Training Scent-Obsessed Hounds

    Shelly Hawkins
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:15 pm
    Whether because of their soulful eyes, their soft, long and velvety ears, or their sweet expressions, it’s easy to fall in love with hounds. You may be in for a rude awakening, though, once you realize that, when it comes to training, your hound has his own agenda. All he wants to do is sniff. […]The post Tips for Training Scent-Obsessed Hounds appeared first on Not In The Dog House.
  • Top 10 Reasons Your Dog Should See Your Vet Every Year

    Shelly Hawkins
    12 Oct 2014 | 7:04 pm
    Your veterinarian may send you out reminders informing you that it’s time for your dog’s annual exam. These reminders shouldn’t be underestimated. Annual physical exams are just as in important as the ones made for humans, if not more. Fact is, dogs cannot speak to us to let us know something is amiss in the […]The post Top 10 Reasons Your Dog Should See Your Vet Every Year appeared first on Not In The Dog House.
  • What You Ought to Know About Calming Signals in Dogs

    Shelly Hawkins
    6 Oct 2014 | 8:34 pm
    We all know that dogs communicate through barks, whines and woofs, but in the dog world there is a much more subtle form of communication under the form of body language. Dogs are actually masters in this form of communication as they utilize it very frequently to manifest a vast array of emotions ranging from […]The post What You Ought to Know About Calming Signals in Dogs appeared first on Not In The Dog House.
  • The Top 10 Rare Dog Breeds

    Shelly Hawkins
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:27 pm
    So you think you are acquainted with all the dog breeds populating this planet? You always score high on those fun “guess the dog breed” trivia? People consult with you when they aren’t sure what dog breed they have in front of them? Well, get ready for a tad bit of delusion this time, as […]The post The Top 10 Rare Dog Breeds appeared first on Not In The Dog House.
  • Leaving Your Dog’s Fears at the Door

    Shelly Hawkins
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:28 pm
    Certain dog behaviors at times may leave us baffled. We may wonder how it may even be possible that certain dogs dread going on walks; whereas, others dream about it and the simple sight of a leash makes them all wiggly and happy. If you own a dog as such, you may be wondering why […]The post Leaving Your Dog’s Fears at the Door appeared first on Not In The Dog House.
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    RottweilerHQ.com

  • Welcome To The RottweilerHQ Blog!

    Andrew
    4 Oct 2014 | 7:03 am
    New Kid on The Block Hey there! I’m glad I finally got the chance to properly introduce myself.. My name’s Andrew James and I’m the guy behind the scenes of RottweilerHQ.com :) I’ve been a proud Rottweiler owner and enthusiast for over 15 years now and I don’t plan to stop anytime soon. Last 6 years […]The post Welcome To The RottweilerHQ Blog! appeared first on RottweilerHQ.com.Other posts you'll love:Puppy Biting And Nipping Problems Potty Training Time! Rottweiler Puppy Adoption 101
  • Crate Training

    Andrew
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:27 am
    Crate Training for Your Rottweiler So you have a new Rottweiler in your possession. Whether you’ve purchased your new pooch, adopted it, or it has been given to you as a gift, congratulations. Rottweilers are one of the most robust and powerful dog breeds available. They are also one of the largest. Did you know […]The post Crate Training appeared first on RottweilerHQ.com.Other posts you'll love:Rottweiler Disobedience Problems Dashing Out The Door Potty Training Time!
  • Outdoor Activities

    Andrew
    3 Aug 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Outdoor Activities for Rottweilers The Rottweiler is one of the oldest domestic dog breeds around. Originating in Germany, the history of this beloved dog breed goes all the way back to 70 A.D. Centuries later, it has become what we know today as the Rottweiler. The Rottweiler is considered to be a dog breed that […]The post Outdoor Activities appeared first on RottweilerHQ.com.Other posts you'll love:Importance Of A Healthy Diet Rottweilers Life Expectancy Exercising Tips And Ideas
  • Destructive Chewing & How to Fix It

    Andrew
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:59 am
    Destructive Chewing in Rottweilers Before anything else, let’s talk about why your Rottweiler is doing what it is doing. Obviously, dogs aren’t rational creatures and therefore it isn’t chewing up random objects in your home just to spite you or make you upset. It’s important for you to understand that all dogs in general and […]The post Destructive Chewing & How to Fix It appeared first on RottweilerHQ.com.Other posts you'll love:Rottweiler Disobedience Problems Jumping On People Separation Anxiety
  • Car Trips With Your Rottweiler

    Andrew
    20 Jun 2014 | 2:23 am
    Car Trips With Your Dog Explained 100% Are you wondering how you are going to manage an upcoming car trip with your Rottweiler? Perhaps it’s the first time your dog has come on holiday, or maybe you are moving home and your Rotty has to do his longest trip ever? Preparation is very important if […]The post Car Trips With Your Rottweiler appeared first on RottweilerHQ.com.Other posts you'll love:Jumping On Furniture Welcome To The RottweilerHQ Blog! Rottweiler Disobedience Problems
 
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    Totally Goldens

  • What Do A Dogs Barks Mean?

    Wendy
    18 Oct 2014 | 2:22 pm
      It’s true that dogs communicate with body language mostly but they’re far from a silent species. So what do a dogs barks mean? They can make a variety of different barks, growls and whines and with a little knowledge of what these different sounds they make might mean, and combining this with some knowledge ... The post What Do A Dogs Barks Mean? appeared first on Totally Goldens.
  • Obesity In Golden Retrievers And How To Deal With It

    Wendy
    5 Oct 2014 | 7:24 am
    Obesity is one of the biggest health problems our pet dogs face today. Dogs have mastered the art of begging and tugging at our heart-strings to win a little snack when we’re eating. And many owners give in too easily and too often, while thinking that they’re showing love and affection. But all these extra ... The post Obesity In Golden Retrievers And How To Deal With It appeared first on Totally Goldens.
  • How To Train A Golden Retriever To Lie Down And Stay

    Wendy
    28 Sep 2014 | 9:20 am
    Continuing with my series on Golden Retriever obedience training, we now take a look at how to train a Golden Retriever to lie down and stay. In the last article we concentrated on training your Golden Retriever to sit, describing how it’s a very good way to start your training. The down command is the ... The post How To Train A Golden Retriever To Lie Down And Stay appeared first on Totally Goldens.
  • How To Train A Golden Retriever To Sit

    Wendy
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Continuing with my Golden Retriever obedience training series, this article concentrates on how to train a Golden Retriever to sit. The sit command is one of the easiest yet most useful commands you can train your Golden Retriever and is the best place to start as the first thing you teach them. This is because ... The post How To Train A Golden Retriever To Sit appeared first on Totally Goldens.
  • How Much Water Does A Golden Retriever Need?

    Wendy
    14 Sep 2014 | 3:13 pm
    The importance of water to a dog’s well-being simply cannot be overstated. It aids digestion of food, helps to regulate body temperature, carry’s nutrients around the body, aids in proper kidney function and flushes out waste products. A dog can go for many days without food and can lose almost half their body’s weight of ... The post How Much Water Does A Golden Retriever Need? appeared first on Totally Goldens.
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    reefs.com

  • Cherry Corals to Giveaway Awesome Colorado Sunburst Anemone at RAP

    AquaNerd
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:39 pm
    MORE: Cherry Corals to Giveaway Awesome Colorado Sunburst Anemone at RAP… More: The post Cherry Corals to Giveaway Awesome Colorado Sunburst Anemone at RAP appeared first on reefs.com.
  • Somewhere Along the Western Coast of Nassau, Bahamas, a Girl Carries The Weight of the Ocean on Her Shoulders

    Caitlin Goldenberg
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:50 am
    Jason deCaires Taylor, famous sculptor known for his underwater works that double as artificial reefs, introduces to us “Ocean Atlas”. Stemming from the Atlas narrative, the young Bahamian girl is depicted holding up the weight of the ocean on her shoulders just below the surface of the Atlantic. Commissioned by the Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation (BREEF), the massive sculpture is an ominous reflection of the burden we’re passing down to future generations, and is the largest resident in an underwater sculpture garden. The garden also features sculptures by…
  • Fish Eye Photo, Glasseye Snapper Eye

    Barry Brown
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:04 am
    Good morning friends, we started our Caribbean morning out with a massive tropical downpour and we are loving it!! These next few months are typically our wet months and it’s looking like we are off to good start which is great for the island, bad for mountain biking! So how was your weekend out there??? Mine was fairly busy and a lot of fun. MORE… More: The post Fish Eye Photo, Glasseye Snapper Eye appeared first on reefs.com.
  • Whoa There, Daddy! I’m So Happy Humans Don’t Give Birth Like This

    Caitlin Goldenberg
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:17 pm
     I’m pretty terrified to have just one baby, but HUNDREDS? Take a looksie and this incredible video of a seahorse bursting hundreds of tiny little seahorse babies out of his robust pouch. This video is old news, 2009, but it’s the first time I’ve caught a glimpse of it, so I felt compelled to share in case some of you reef lovers missed it as well. For those of you who have seen it, well, maybe you want to revisit it in all of it’s baby seahorse glory. Props to seahorse dads, those guys are troopers.… More: The post Whoa There, Daddy! I’m So Happy…
  • Stunning Video On The Camouflage Of Pygmy Seahorses

    Caitlin Goldenberg
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:06 pm
     So, in the spirit of age old “chicken before the egg” inquiry, marine biologists over at the Steinhart Aquarium decided to explore the camouflage tactics of the adorable, wee pygmy seahorse. So here’s the deal – if a pygmy seahorse can’t blend perfectly into its environment, they’d surely die. They’d be too easy for predators to spot and snatch up. These little guys spend their days lounging around on sea fans. There’s yellow pygmies and there’s purple pygmies. The question? Do they change color to match each specific habitat or are…
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    PetCareSupplies

  • Advantage II for Dogs FAQs

    admin
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:55 am
    Numerous flea and tick treatment products are available in the market. Nevertheless, pet owners may be looking for flea and tick treatment, some for only flea treatment and some for only tick treatment. For those residing in heavy flea infestation area, Advantage II is the best flea control product. For helping pet parents to solve their queries regarding Advantage II, here is a detailed questionnaire. What is Advantage for Dogs? Advantage is a topical solution that you put onto your dog for the treatment and control of fleas. It kills and stops fleas from coming back onto your dog. What does…
  • K9 Advantix II – Frequently Questions Answered with Real Solutions

    admin
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:56 am
    Flea and ticks are the most common parasites that are always around your pets irritating them, and sucking their blood. Advancement in medical world has brought new treatment products with advanced formulation to keep dogs and cats free from such pesky insects.\ In a wide range of pest control treatments, every product has its own specialty and has uniqueness to treat fleas and ticks on pets. K9 Advantix II is one such flea and tick prevention product with numerous advantages. However, at times many pet parents have doubts and queries related to quality or effectiveness of the product. Our…
  • PetCareSupplies Celebrates Columbus Day by Announcing Huge Discounts

    admin
    10 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    PetCareSupplies, a trusted online supplier of pet care products has announced huge sales to commemorate Columbus Day. The company announced 6% discount on all pet supplies as a mark of honor for the Discoverer’s Day with coupon code SAVCOL6. Columbus Day is celebrated across America as “Day of Recognition”. On this eve, people from across the country participate in parades and gatherings to honor the achievements of Columbus. As a mark of extending its support in celebrating this spirit of freedom, patriotism and progress of the country, the online pet supplier makes pet care supplies…
  • Tips on Improving the Physical Well Being of Pets

    admin
    7 Oct 2014 | 3:44 am
    Pet wellness is always a priority of pet parents. With an increasing number of obese pets on the American subcontinent, it has become a necessity to keep an eye on the physical fitness of your pet. If you are a doting parent and spend quality time giving emotional comfort to your pet then now is the time to think about his bodily fitness. Every pet parent must spend some time for exercising their pet as well as for his regular Vet visits. Tips for improving the physical well being of your pet: Know about dog education: Educate yourself about your pet’s health requirements. You need to gain…
  • Best Tips to Welcome a New Puppy

    admin
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:25 am
    It’s a moment of great happiness when you are welcoming a new puppy into your home. But, remember it’s not only a bundle of joy but also a load of responsibility that you have to take care of. The first few days, weeks and months is the crucial time for your pup’s development. If you’re bringing your pup from a shelter home or a breeder take a towel or a blanket with the scent of its littermates for making him feel secure. When bringing a new pup home, take care that all your family members are ready to accept the little one. These simple yet important things can help the transition…
 
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    Sometimes Cats Herd You

  • Wordless Wednesday: Newton’s Ambitious Bucket List Edition

    feline
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
      We’re excited to announce the winners of our Jackson Galaxy Petmate giveaway: Dezi and Lexi. We hope you’ll enjoy your Jackson Galaxy toys as much as we do! Wordless Wednesday: Newton’s Ambitious Bucket List Edition was originally published on Sometimes Cats Herd You.
  • Feline Firebomb

    feline
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Newton: Check this out, this can of Mike’s Harder has a picture of our buddy Waffles on it. You don’t suppose that the picture on the can is there to tell you what’s inside, do you? Don’t worry, buddy, I’ll wait right here with you until we can find someone with opposable thumbs to pop the top and let you out. Feline Firebomb was originally published on Sometimes Cats Herd You.
  • Tale of a Naughty Tail

    feline
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Pierre: There’s nothing finer than rolling around on an unmade bed. Hey, did you hear that? I heard something… Watch me work my slinky-like spine as I look for the source of what I heard. Wait… I think I see it! It’s a naughty tail. And it’s telling me to do bad things. I’d better punish it FAST before something bad happens. ** CHOMP ** Ouch! Maybe that was the naughty thing that the tail was telling me to do after all… Pierre says “Get Your Own!” Have you entered the giveaway for items from the Jackson Galaxy Petmate collection and a copy…
  • Pink Mouse, Round Two

    feline
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Pierre: Newton isn’t looking, so it’s my turn to party with his pink mouse. Hey, Mister Mouse, are you awake? This will wake you up. Just a little nibble.  Okay, fiiiine, if you’re going to…. wait, did you just MOVE? Oh, you’re a sneaky little thing. Get back here!  You aren’t getting away from me that easily! **GOBBLE**  **SNARF** I’ll make you a tailless mouse! Do you have tailless mice at your house, too? Pierre says “Get Your Own!” Have you entered the giveaway for items from the Jackson Galaxy Petmate collection and a copy of…
  • National Feral Cat Day

    feline
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Ashton: It’s a special day today: National Feral Cat Day. I want to tell you about it because I started out as a feral cat. I’m one of the lucky ones. I was rescued as an injured kitten and live a safe and well-fed life. That isn’t how it is for a lot of other cats, though. An estimated 70 million cats just like me or Newton or Pierre live outdoors, getting by the best they can, often in social groups called colonies. Feral cats aren’t socialized with humans, so they are afraid of them, kind of like I am with men. So you can’t just adopt a feral cat that happens…
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    Petnook - The Animal Lovers' Corner

  • Why 2014 Is the Year of The Ginger Cat

    QRator
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:32 am
    Hit movie Gone Girl has marquee names: director David Fincher, actor Ben Affleck and a music score by Trent Reznor. But the breakout star is a mellow ginger (whose name is actually Boris) appears in almost every scene, acting as a foil to the crazy main characters.
  • Unlikely Heroes : 37 Inspiring Stories of Courage and Heart from the Animal Kingdom

    QRator
    9 Oct 2014 | 7:25 pm
    The best-selling author of Unlikely Friendships presents 37 heartwarming stories of animals who went above and beyond, including a pod of dolphins who protected swimmers from a great white shark and a dog with prosthetic paws. Buy it now! Unlikely Heroes
  • The Mythology of Dog Years

    QRator
    2 Oct 2014 | 1:21 am
    While the “seven-year rule” is nothing more than mythology, dog owners (and media outlets) continue to use it for its simplicity -- it’s convenient, after all, to have a “one size fits all” method of understanding our pets’ equivalent stages of life. In reality, contextualizing a dog’s age is a bit more complex. The origins of the “seven year myth” are shrouded in mystery
  • Study Says Half World’s Wildlife Has Vanished Since 1970. Is It Misleading?

    QRator
    2 Oct 2014 | 1:05 am
    Humans are causing populations of wildlife around the world to decline at a rate much higher than previously thought, according to a study released Tuesday by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
  • How Burmese Elephants Helped Defeat the Japanese in World War II

    QRator
    28 Sep 2014 | 2:25 am
    Billy Williams came to colonial Burma in 1920, fresh from service in World War I, to a job as a “forest man” for a British teak company. Mesmerized by the intelligence, character, and even humor of the great animals who hauled logs through the remote jungles, he became a gifted “elephant wallah.” Increasingly skilled at treating their illnesses and injuries, he also championed more humane treatment for them, even establishing an elephant “school” and “hospital.” In return, he said, the elephants made him a better man
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    HavaHug Havanese Puppies - Hav Life

  • Prepping the Puppy Nursery

    9 Oct 2014 | 2:27 pm
    It's such an exciting time for us here at HavaHug Havanese! We're anxiously awaiting the birth of our girl's 2 litters this month! Their whelping boxes are so sweet and the vet bedding fleece makes them so comfy and cozy. They are so comfortable, in fact,  that the kids want to sleep in them!  haha! :) 
  • Expecting Two Litters This Fall!!

    9 Aug 2014 | 7:16 am
    We are now anticipating two GORGEOUS litters from KitKat and Zuzu this Fall and we are soooo incredibly excited!!! As the famous quote by Charles Schulz states, "Happiness is a warm puppy".  Anyone who has had the experience of nestling their face into the fluffy neck of a warm pup, or holding a precious furbaby in their arms, heart to heart, knows this to be true. They have the uncanny ability to melt away stress. They warm our thoughts and ease our cares. They bring softness, sweetness and joy into our lives. How incredible is that? What an extraordinary treasure.
  • Greatest Treasure

    26 Jul 2014 | 6:24 pm
    Some of our greatest historical and artistic treasures we place in museums;others, we take for walks."  Roger CarasRight on, Roger.  Right on.  <3
  • Oh, These Sweet Havanese Angel Eyes!

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:49 pm
         I came across this quote today and I was struck by how true it is. Never have I known another living being as utterly selfless as a loving dog.     "Dogs are minor angels, and I don't mean that facetiously. They love unconditionally, forgive immediately, are the truest of friends, willing to do anything that makes us happy, etc. If we attributed some of those qualities to a person we would say they are special. If they had all of them, we would call them angelic." – Jonathan Carroll
  • Little Creepers  

    16 Jul 2014 | 11:08 am
    I look outside the window and what do I see?        2 little havanese staring at me!   Oh, these two are feeling pretty cool now that they've learned to climb up onto the table outside ... only problem is that once they get up there, they need me to help them get down! haha! Cutest dogs ever! Truly.
 
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    Beverly Hills Dog Training

  • Shih Tzu Training and Care

    Tatiana Cantu CPCT, M.S.
    27 Sep 2014 | 9:43 pm
    The regal Shih Tzu breed is over a thousand years old, but it has only been known in the West since after WWII. The breed is probably the result of crosses between the Lhasa Apso and the Pekingese at one…Read more ›
  • 10 Tips for Camping with your Dog

    Tatiana Cantu CPCT, M.S.
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:56 am
    Ahh! …The thrill of the great outdoors, hiking trails, fresh air, and your four legged buddy alongside you for the adventure. Camping is an American outdoor pastime and owners across the nation have been inviting their canine best friend along…Read more ›
  • What are Service Dogs? Benefits and Requirements

    Tatiana Cantu CPCT, M.S.
    2 Aug 2014 | 11:42 am
    Service dogs are dogs that are trained to directly assist humans. They have a legal right to accompany their owners in most places. In the United States a service dog is legally protected by federal legislation under the Americans with…Read more ›
  • 5 Rules for Dogs and Children

    Tatiana Cantu CPCT, M.S.
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:32 am
    Even though having a dog can be a wonderful experience for a child, caution should be exercised when it comes to children and dogs. When you first get a new dog rules should be put in place to protect the…Read more ›
  • Teaching 3 Easy Tricks To Your Dog

    David Reinecker
    9 Jul 2014 | 9:07 pm
    Just about everyone is proud of their dog. After all, your dog loves you, so your dog must be brilliant and wonderful, right? You may want to show the world how smart your dog is by teaching him some tricks.…Read more ›
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    Fitdog Sports Club » Blog

  • Your guide for a fun & safe dog-friendly Halloween

    Andrea Servadio
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:21 pm
    Safety First Did you know that most dogs hate people wearing hats? Experts claim that it has something to do with the changing silhouette. The simple act of wearing a hat can cause the calmest of dogs to bark, growl and attack people. Now consider the effect that a full-blown costume, like a large stuffed animal, fairy wings or an oversized wig, has on a dog. It’s terrifying. It’s important for all us at Halloween to recognize that it’s a frightening night for dogs. Not only are people dressed up, but if you live in kid friendly place, you probably have a lot of strangers knocking on…
  • Meet Mollie! Our Fitdog of the Month for October 2014

    Andrea Servadio
    3 Oct 2014 | 4:42 pm
    For October 2014, we are honoring Mollie K., a Member of the Club since 2011.  This Frenchie has lots of energy and wants to be wherever there is action. Mollie is known for running full speed and then coming to an abrupt halt. When she’s not bolting up and down the play area, Mollie likes to roll around on her back waiting for belly rubs from our Club Reps. Mollie also makes all of the cute snorts and snuffs of a French Bulldog. She snorts when she’s happy and snores when she’s taking a nap.  She is also ticklish! When you tickle her belly, she makes a funny bark that is…
  • Terrance’s Tips: How to manage ‘beta’ dogs

    Andrea Servadio
    21 Sep 2014 | 11:49 pm
    Our Club Manager, Terrance Walker, has been working with dogs for over seven years, and he’s the leader of our pack! Every month he sends out behavioral, training and health tips to our Club Reps to help improve our interactions with our dogs. Now Terrance is sharing his tips to help you be a better pack leader with your dog. Look for #terrancestips on our blog and on Facebook. Beta dogs have the tendency to challenge everyone: other dogs and humans. They can be dominant and also barky, mouthy, reactive, and unwilling to accept authority. They strive to be leaders and try to gain power…
  • Health Brief: What is a hot spot?

    Andrea Servadio
    8 Sep 2014 | 3:06 pm
    We’re not veterinarians, but as doggy day care operators, we’ve see our fair share of health related issues. Health Brief is an quick overview of some of the common health problems we’ve encounter at Fitdog. A hot spot is a skin inflammation or infection marked by redness, hair loss, and sometimes pus, oozing or unusual odor. The dog might lick or chew at the spot making it worse. They can pop up anywhere on the body and affect any dog. Hot spots form when moisture and dead hair are trapped next to the skin particularly in breeds with heavy or thick coats. It can happen just…
  • Meet Bambi! Our Fitdog of the Month for September 2014

    Andrea Servadio
    3 Sep 2014 | 12:36 pm
    For September 2014, we are honoring, Bambi, a 4 pound chihuahua with a big personality. She is a daily daycare guest who enjoys wrestling with her pal, Bingley and tunnel weaving with her buddy, Ike. She known for her run-waddle (where she sweeps her front feet outward when she walks). Although Bambi is athletic, she can be found every afternoon napping and cuddling with her best friend, Penny, a Yorkshire Terrier. Bambi loves to make new friends, and brings a lot of spunk to our pack. Cheers to Bambi, our Fitdog of the Month! Every month we choose a Fitdog Member to be honored as Fitdog of…
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    Puppy Leaks

  • Adopt Ella – Gentle Collie Mix

    Jen Gabbard
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:03 am
    Gentle Collie Mix – Adoptable in Southeast Michigan Ella is gentle Collie mix that’s approximately 7 years and and weighs 54 pounds. She does well with meeting all humans but can be a bit bossy when it comes to meeting new dogs. She’d do best in a home without dogs or with an easy going canine companion. She needs to find a home without cats. Ella tested heartworm positive when she arrived at the shelter. She’s currently undergoing treatment and her last treatment will begin in a couple weeks. She’s currently seeking a quiet place to recover. If interested in…
  • 13 Simple Steps to Improve Your Dogs Recall

    Jen Gabbard
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:49 pm
    One of the proudest moments I’ve had with my dog Laika was getting her to stop mid run and come back to me while she was chasing a rabbit. We achieved it by consistently working on her recall over many months and making sure I was always more interesting than her surroundings by becoming a constant supply of treats, games, and praise. It wasn’t easy, and there were frustrations but seeing your dog stop mid run and come right back to you enthusiastically made it all worth it. I Used to be This Person We’ve all seen that person at the park yelling and screaming at their dog to…
  • Beginners Guide to Lure Coursing

    Jen Gabbard
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:27 am
    Modern lure coursing uses an artificial lure often made from fleece attached to a pulley for dogs to chase. It’s not just for sighthounds anymore – many recreational lure coursing clubs have been established for dogs of any breed. If you’re looking for a new way to have some fun and get in some great exercise with your dog you should consider lure coursing. Any dog that loves to chase or exhibits prey drive is perfect for the sport. You can join a local club and let your dog compete recreationally or just build your own course in your back yard. If you own a sighthound you…
  • Laika’s DNA Test Results Are In

    Jen Gabbard
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:11 pm
    So a few weeks ago I finally decided to get a Wisdom Panel test done on Laika. They were having a $10 off sale at Wisdom Panel so I finally decided to give in to my curiosity. The DNA Test Results are in, and I must say it’s not exactly what I was expecting. Our Guesses I’ve said all along that she was a German Shepherd/Lab mix. The German Shepherd is obvious from looking at her and she has the same exact build and fur as a Lab. She has a few characteristics I wasn’t sure about such as the wrinkles on her forehead and “freckles” on her chest that are common in…
  • Happy Tails – Shelter Adoption Smiles

    Jen Gabbard
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:30 pm
    The animal shelter business can take a toll on those involved – it can, and often is heartbreaking work. I want to take a step back and focus on all the happy endings we’ve seen. These happy tails have completely changed the lives of that animal; and I absolutely love happy endings. For added inspiration and in the spirit of Adopt A Dog Month I’m putting together a series of shelter adoption smiles. I want to thank all of you who work in animal rescue and let you know that you truly are making a difference and saving lives. Saving one dog will not change the world, but…
 
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    Top Dog Tips

  • Best Natural Homemade Raw Dog Food Recipe

    Angela Sawyer
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:12 am
    Much like the processed foods that line the store shelves for humans, store bought dog food contains more additives and fillers now than ever before. Even though there are organic dog food brands that are harmless and even beneficial for your dog (and we even reviewed some of the best dog food brands here and here), a lot of store bought dog foods contain meat byproducts, fillers, and just plain junk that is not good for our dogs to ingest and homemade raw dog food recipe is the way to go. Some dog owners have switched their pets to organic all-natural dog foods and raw type of dog…
  • Best Puppy Halloween Costumes for Dogs

    Angela Sawyer
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:07 am
    What is cuter than an adorable dog in an even more adorable Halloween costume? If you’ve never shared the joy of Halloween with your canine companion, having tried some of the best puppy Halloween costumes, then you are surely missing out. You can dress your dog up in a unique puppy Halloween costume that expresses their personality or you and your pooch could wear matching puppy Halloween costumes for trick-or-treating around the neighborhood. Just like choosing a costume for yourself, there is a lot to consider when choosing one for your furry friend. Best puppy Halloween costumes The…
  • Homemade Flea Shampoo for Dogs

    Angela Sawyer
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:55 am
    Homemade flea shampoo for dogs – do they work just as well as the store bought stuff, and what ingredients go into them? Let’s break it down. As consumers, we are beginning to realize just how dangerous some of the store bought hygiene products that we use frequently can be to our health. Most of the products that we buy today, such as shower gels and shampoos, are full of chemicals and in some cases even toxins. As such, it’s becoming increasingly popular for people to make their own hygiene products to replace the store bought stuff, and when it comes to dogs…
  • Bark Collars for Puppies and Small Dogs: Safe or Not?

    Angela Sawyer
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:21 am
    If you’ve ever had the pleasure to spend some time around dogs, then you know how annoying it can be to listen to them bark incessantly when there isn’t even anything to bark at. Not all dogs have this irritating habit, but if you do happen to be the owner of one that does, you absolutely must understand the need to control the barking and how valuable some bark collars for puppies or small dogs can be. Training your dog not to bark is definitely very effective, but it is also time consuming and frustrating. Best dog bark collars can help you train your dog more effectively in a…
  • What Breed is My Dog – How to Tell?

    Angela Sawyer
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:15 am
    Depending on where you buy or adopt your new furry friend, you might not be 100% certain and will always wonder what breed is my dog. This is most common when a dog is a mixed breed (better known as mutt), which often happens when people do a good thing and adopt puppies from a shelter or rescue stray dogs. Naturally, you know that you will love your dog no matter what breed it turns out to be, but having an understanding of your dog’s breed will allow you to have plenty of information about the breed’s history, its temperament, common health issues, and many other extremely useful…
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    Dachshund Appreciation Society

  • Top 5 Dachshund Cartoon Drawings

    thehilson
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:40 am
    This subject is always going to divide opinion. So what I have done is make this my top 5 dachshund cartoons. It would be impossible to write the definitive top 5 cartoons list. But whether you agree or disagree with this list, I just know that you are going to love it. Dont be frightened to let me know your thoughts on this – either on facebook or on the comments section below. I should probably clarify that I am not the originator of any of these cartoons, when I say ‘my top 5 list’, I mean the top 5 dachshund cartoons that I have seen on line, and not the top 5 cartoons…
  • Does your dachshund chew toys into pieces? Well, not any more…

    thehilson
    18 Oct 2014 | 5:28 pm
    All dogs like to chew, and dachshunds are no exception, but some dachshunds really really like to chew. It will sound like a silly and superficial complaint to you, unless you have such a dog, in which case you will know first hand what a headache this can be. Firstly, you need to be eagle eyed for broken toys because fragments of toys are choking hazards for your pets. Secondly, it costs a fortune to replace toy after toy after toy. And thirdly, you often end up with no suitable toys for your dog, and that puts your shoes at risk from the teeth of your dog. I am lucky in that I have never…
  • 3 Simple Steps To Stop Your Dachshund From Barking Like Mad When Your Out

    thehilson
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:59 pm
    It’s a situation a that none of us wants to be in  – we have a dog that we love to pieces, but when we go out the house it just wont stop barking. Of course, whilst we are out, the barking doesn’t bother us, but when we get home we get it in the neck from our neighbours. This kind of situation happens all the time, and if you find yourself in the middle of what I just described, then rest assured that you are not alone. You will be glad to know that help is at hand with some killer advice to help Treat the problem and not the symptoms I don’t want to get too ‘Dr Phil’…
  • Wake Up Mommy, Time For Breakfast!

    thehilson
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:52 am
    I bet this has happened to most of you. Your doxie wakes up before you, so your doxie decides that you have slept quite long enough…. The smart cookie knows fine well that until you get up there is no chance of breakfast… If we are being honest, most of us would admit that this is one of the things that makes owning a pet so rewarding. Is there anything that warms your heart and makes you feel loved more than your beloved dog waking you up with doggie kisses? This is the second video that I have featured here starring the gorgeous dachshund, Apple. I am not intentionally posting…
  • Competition Time: Who has the cutest dachshund photo?

    thehilson
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:50 am
    Everyone thinks that they have the most gorgeous dachshund, and I am sure that you are no exception. I have decided to run the first ever Dachshund Appreciation Society Cute Picture competition. There is a great prize too, so if you want to know more about it, then read on… The competition is simple. To enter, all you need to do is email the cutest picture of your dachshund that you have. I will judge (and yes, my decision will be final) what photos are the cutest. After the closing date, I will publish the top ten cutest pictures for the world to see, and the person who wins top place…
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