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  • What Do A Dogs Barks Mean?

    Totally Goldens
    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 of ... The post What Do A Dogs Barks Mean? appeared first on Totally Goldens.
  • Obie the Obese Dachshund loses 54 pounds

    The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
    Jan
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:49 pm
    And becomes a calendar dog Obie got headlines and TV appearances back in 2012 when he weighed in at 77 pounds. That is over 50 pounds more than his ideal weight. He was so fat he dragged the ground and he had to wear a vest to protect his belly. Obie was sweet and loving and knew how to get his former elderly owners to overfeed him people food. He never met a cookie he...
  • Why Is My Cat Sneezing All The Time?

    Cat Advice | Paws and Effect
    The Paws and Effect Gang
    21 Dec 2014 | 6:04 pm
    Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My wonderful 5-year-old kitty started having pretty severe sneezing episodes a few a days ago, and she’s still doing this off and on three or four days later. She doesn’t have any other signs of illness — her appetite is great, she’s playful, she’s not hiding, and she doesn’t have any nasal or eye drainage (I’m an RN, so I know what to look for). But sometimes she’ll sneeze about 10 times in a row! I can’t think of any new causes for irritations in house like using room scents, perfumes or…
  • Top causes of excessive chewing in dogs

    PET-Happy.com
    Signe & Maris Munkevics
    28 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    In the case of excessive chewing in dogs, the most important part of the solution is to find out what is causing this behavior. We already mentioned the most common ones in our article about stopping a dog from chewing on door frames, but those are not close to being all of them. Here is a list of possible causes of excessive chewing in dogs: Trying to escape confinement. Excessive chewing, especially chewing on a door frame or objects near an exit, is commonly caused by a dog trying to escape confinement. It is often related to fear or anxiety, but in some cases a dog may just not enjoy…
  • Pet Portraits Are Shipping!

    Art Dog Blog
    10 Dec 2014 | 11:54 am
    Evelyn is here today and we are shipping out all of November's approved orders. We are caught up with all orders that were placed by posted deadlines and now I am tackling new orders that have come in this month.  I am still accepting orders this month and promising proofing and even delivery in most cases. Sunday the 14th will be the very last day to place an order for a holiday delivery... rush fees will apply.  The best way to order is on-line.
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    PetsitUSA Blog

  • Email Renewal Reminders

    Ryan
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:21 pm
    If you didn’t receive your email renewal reminders recently, send an email to PetsitUSA to receive a discounted renewal price.  The site underwent major updates, and renewal reminders was the last of the programming to be updated.  Thanks for your patience.
  • Pet Food Recall: Limited Natura Dry Cat Food

    Ryan
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:57 pm
    Natura has issued a voluntary recall of 5 lots of dry cat food and dry ferret food due to vitamin insufficiency.  The official FDA report and list of specific products  is below. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE– November 24, 2014 – Fremont, Nebraska – Natura Pet Products has initiated a limited, voluntary recall of certain dry cat and dry ferret food lots produced in its Fremont, Nebraska facility. Due to a formulation error, these products contain insufficient levels of vitamins and excess minerals. Pets can become ill if they lack vitamins for prolonged periods. Early signs of vitamin…
  • Hiring Social Media Consultants

    Ryan
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:40 pm
    If you are interested in a free year of membership to PetsitUSA, then you can become a new social media consultant!  There are varying options on what a pet sitter should contribute.  You could write blog posts about pet sitting or focus on Facebook and Twitter messages.  If you are interested, send an email to petsitUSA@gmail.com!
  • PocketSuite for Pet Sitters

    Ryan
    3 Nov 2014 | 6:24 pm
    A new way to for pet sitters to communicate with pet owners is PocketSuite.  It will soon be available in the listings of PetsitUSA members.  The official description for the new app is below: PocketSuiteis the first mobile business management tool for pet sitters, walkers and trainers. PocketSuite gives today’s on-the-go professionals the power to schedule appointments, communicate with clients and accept payment, all from a single app. PocketSuite is the fastest, most convenient and most affordable way for pet professionals to run their business.
  • Know the Facts before you Adopt a Seizure Assistance Dog

    Ryan
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:24 pm
    We all know that dogs are great friends. They bring a smile to our face after a long day’s work or when we are feeling low. Dogs are also the most preferred when it comes to choosing a service animal. Choosing a dog is a challenge for most people as animals, like humans, have different personalities. Choosing a dog for a person with a disability or an illness is an even greater challenge. While most people know of service dogs that help people who are blind or deaf go about their daily activities with ease, few are aware of service dogs that can be life savers for those suffering from…
 
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    The Pet Blog Lady - Celebrating Our Pets

  • World Renowned No-kill Sanctuary Hopes to Bring Christmas to 1500 Animals

    The Pet Blog Lady
    5 Dec 2014 | 8:21 pm
       World renowned animal sanctuary asks animal lovers to fund special Holiday stockings for rescued dogs and cats D.E.L.T.A. Rescue, the world's largest no-kill, care-for-life animal sanctuary, continues its holiday tradition of making sure that each of the 1500 animals gets a special stocking each year. (December 4, 2014 - Los Angeles, CA) There may be countless ways to spend your holiday shopping dollar, but few that can directly make the day special for an animal. D.E.L.T.A. Rescue is asking people to give a special present to a rescued dog or cat. Every one of the over 1500 animals…
  • Give the Gift of "Hope for Paws" for the SPCA Puerto Vallarta

    The Pet Blog Lady
    2 Dec 2014 | 6:52 pm
    This Christmas, please consider giving the gift of Hope for Paws for the SPCA Puerto Vallarta sanctuary animals. Make a donation on behalf of a family member or dear friend, and let this be a FURRfect and unique Christmas gift. The cost per animal sponsorship is only $30 dollars US. Did you know that for the price of a turkey or a bottle of sparkling wine you can give the gift that could pay for a large sack of animal kibble, pay for a needed vaccination or cover the cost of a neuter? Pick your favorite SPCA special needs or long term animal and sponsor one for a person you LOVE because…
  • Wishing Everyone Well. Hugs from The Pet Blog Lady!

    The Pet Blog Lady
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:46 pm
    To all my dear readers, I won't be posting for a few weeks as I am at a mental health centre and my access to the internet is sporadic.  I will try to get a couple of posts in before Christmas, as I LOVE that time of the year. I will be back in Pet Blog Lady before too long.   Time for some serious introspection!   Hugs to you all!
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    Art Dog Blog

  • Pet Portraits Are Shipping!

    10 Dec 2014 | 11:54 am
    Evelyn is here today and we are shipping out all of November's approved orders. We are caught up with all orders that were placed by posted deadlines and now I am tackling new orders that have come in this month.  I am still accepting orders this month and promising proofing and even delivery in most cases. Sunday the 14th will be the very last day to place an order for a holiday delivery... rush fees will apply.  The best way to order is on-line.
  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    26 Nov 2014 | 3:12 pm
    I have so much to be thankful for, I have my health, a warm home, a terrific extended family and many many friends.  As I sit here at my desk on the evening before Thanksgiving, waiting for Dan to get home from work I realize I am most thankful to be loved by a man that has always loved art and animals as much as I do. That is really no small thing, no small thing at all.  I love my husband and our 4-legged family.  We are so fortunate in so many ways.I threw together a small video of my guy and a few of the animals he has loved over the years. I know he will be embarrassed by…
  • Sending Images At Full Resolution

    13 Nov 2014 | 11:26 am
    It is that time of year again, the holidays are upon us and that means I will often be working with whatever pics people can get their hands on. That usually means compressed low resolution images sent from a friend of a friend or downloaded right off of facebook.  It also  means celebrating pets that have passed on using whatever photos are available. I always do my best to create something wonderful with whatever images people can send. If something just will not work I will tell my clients that. When I can I will encourage folks to send again and try different menu options.What…
  • Holiday Pet Portrait Deadline

    6 Nov 2014 | 8:13 am
    It is that time of year again.   Time to post my holiday deadlines.Order by 11/18 .... and get my very best unhurried creative work with a guaranteed delivery by Christmas.Ordering now means that your pet will get the time they deserve and I will even have an extra pad of time so I can make a few color changes if they are needed. Place Your Order On-line Today! 
  • Happy Howl-o-ween

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Happy Halloween guys!Keep your critters safe tonight.
 
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    Terrierman's Daily Dose

  • A Dog Show We Need to See

    PBurns
    22 Dec 2014 | 3:44 am
    Dog shows are all about the romance of dogs -- which is to say they are pretty far from the reality of canine genetics today.One of the things you will NEVER hear at a dog show is the true history of any breed, or the list of genetic defects that have been exacerbated by closed registriesAnd yet what a thing it would be to hear the truth!What a breath of fresh air it would be to hear:"The German Shepherd was never much of a herding dog and is never found herding today. A herding German Shepherd -- ha - what a notion! In fact this dog is a relatively new breed, created around 1900. Today the…
  • Upset Stomach Much?

    PBurns
    21 Dec 2014 | 1:02 pm
    A horsehair worm exits the body of a preying mantis.One is left wondering how (and where!) the Mantis held it and survived.From: Terrierman's Daily Dose To order the book. web site.
  • Moxie and Misto Spanned at 8 Months

    PBurns
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Moxie is above. She's not going to get much bigger. In fact, I think she's done. Misto is below. He too is not going to get much bigger. A very different dog in terms of overall shape, but about identical where it counts, which is chest size.In The Working Jack Russell Terrier, Eddie Chapman writes:"I am a small man and have reasonably small hands, but in more than 20 years in which I have handled well over 1000 foxes, I have never handled a full grown fox which came anywhere near the span of my hands. The biggest I can remember was a South Hereford fox that was one and a half inches…
  • Puppy Peddlers

    PBurns
    20 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    These were two of the ads for puppies in The Washington Post this morning. I assume a Texas "Healer" from Australia is some kind of dog that engages in a laying on of hands in a slightly British accent? As for a "Pure bread" dog, I would advise looking for a dog with a little more meat and perhaps even a dash of mustard. From: Terrierman's Daily Dose To order the book. web site.
  • A Family Planning Failure

    PBurns
    20 Dec 2014 | 12:48 pm
    From: Terrierman's Daily Dose To order the book. web site.
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    The Scoop | The Scoop

  • Laura Schlessinger Condemns Pit Bulls; Dog Lovers Strike Back

    19 Dec 2014 | 11:45 am
    On Monday of this week, satellite talk show host Laura Schlessinger outraged dog lovers when she talked about going to a local dog shelter. Schlessinger said that she was shocked that there were so many Pit Bulls in the shelter and that she considered them a "waste of space" who should be put down. Share this image To anyone who's paid even cursory attention to her career, the fact that Laura Schlessinger said something stupid and hateful shouldn't be surprising. It's kind of what she does. Her entire career has essentially been built on selling hackneyed stereotypes as straightforward common…
  • So Much Winning: Doge Stars in a Meme Pinball Game

    19 Dec 2014 | 10:30 am
    When I was young, I was blessed and cursed with a mean game of pinball. It was a blessing because I could waste an hour on a quarter. It was a curse because I could waste an hour on a quarter. I could have learned computer programming. And I spent many afternoons in the company of Rudy from the 1990 Williams game Funhouse, which was a horrible thing to do, because Rudy is insane. Share this image I bring all this up because I would play the crap out of Meme Ball, the meme pinball game. What's a meme pinball game? You might have to sit down: Imagine all the memes put into a pinball game.
  • Dog Eats Homework -- a Diorama of a Farm!

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    Despite its status as the flimsiest excuse in the world, it is true that sometimes the dog does eat your homework. But what if your homework is a diorama of a farm from the Middle Ages? Yes, a dog will eat that, too.  That's what happened to Reagan Hardin, a high school student at Magnolia West High School in Magnolia, Texas. She made a diorama of a farm from the Middle Ages, complete with little horses and goats and sheep and chickens, for her World History class -- sorry, her AP World History class -- and her dog ate it. He took everything.  Share this image "He ate pretty much…
  • Norman Bridwell, Creator of Clifford the Big Red Dog, Dies at 86

    17 Dec 2014 | 11:05 am
    Other than Snoopy, there may be no more famous dog in children's literature than Clifford, the Big Red Dog. Norman Bridwell, an unemployed commercial artist, invented Clifford in 1963. Since then, he's been ubiquitous in children's books, cartoons, stuffed animals, and toys. Clifford may live on for years to come -- decades, even -- but his creator has passed away. At 86 years old, Bridwell died last Friday in a hospital on Martha's Vineyard. No cause of death was given when the announcement was made by a spokeswoman from Scholastic Books on Tuesday, but Bridwell's wife Norma told the…
  • Dead Woman's Will: Euthanize My Dog and Place His Ashes With Mine

    17 Dec 2014 | 10:30 am
    It's possible that in life, Connie Lay of Aurora, Indiana, may have been a good owner, but in death she's an abysmal one: She loved her dog so much she wants him put to death and his ashes placed with her own.  Lay is dead. This is all coming from her will. It's a terrible will.  "(Lay) made provisions that in the event of her death, she wanted her very close friend to take charge of the dog," said her attorney Doug Denmure, according to WCPO. "She also then requested that the dog be put to sleep, cremated, and that the dog's ashes be placed with her own ashes."  Fortunately,…
 
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    Lassie, Get Help

  • Jasper the lurcher

    13 Dec 2014 | 3:29 pm
    Dropped in for a much-needed blog renovation, and to post what is possibly the best photo in the history of the universe :~) That would be Jasper, above (click to embiggen), at cruising speed after running off some early morning energy up at the cabin. Thank you, iPhone video and the most excellent Video 2 Photo app!How about those rainstorms? Fire danger much allayed this year, thank heavens. (In related news, the blog's new background photo is a shot of Big Bear Lake from the Arctic Circle. OUR Arctic Circle.)The tabs up top need fixing, and vacation is just around the corner, so that…
  • Sweet dreams

    27 Feb 2012 | 11:40 pm
    The nemesis of Kongs and Costco beds settles down for the night.
  • Craig Koshyk writes a great dog blog. Also: psychic moment!

    26 Feb 2012 | 8:53 pm
    CCraig Koshyk is a terrific writer/photographer and author of a book that must be on every dog person's wish list — Pointing Dogs, Volume One: The Continentals. To quote from Craig's website [and I get nuthin for this, by the way]: It is a definitive guide to the versatile gundog breeds of Continental Europe, an in-depth study of the history, development and current status of the pointing dog, and it is a remarkable travelog of an incredible journey.Written by a hunter for hunters, this volume provides detailed descriptions of all the pointing breeds from Continental Europe. It is…
  • The City of Samba

    26 Feb 2012 | 5:23 pm
    Play it on full screen. This is a wonderful video, and the tilt-shift effect makes the Sambódromo parade scenes just magical. The City of Samba from Jarbas Agnelli on Vimeo.H/T: Nag on the Lake.
  • About Zanesville

    19 Feb 2012 | 11:22 pm
    Last week both Esquire and GQ published big stories on the Zanesville, Ohio zoo massacre. Read both articles, if you have time, but if you only have time for one [and even if you think you don't], read Esquire's version. Staff writer Chris Jones establishes a sense of unease, of dread and sorrow, and builds on it, and makes everything about that grim event very real and deeply affecting. Jones has said that he hoped to achieve the "spare beauty" of police reports from that night, and he has done that. He also wanted to write "something that would scare the shit out of people," and he's done…
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    The Poodle (and Dog) Blog

  • “The dog ate my homework and here is proof.”

    Jan
    21 Dec 2014 | 9:11 am
    In Magnolia, Texas Reagan Hardin told her teacher that her Pit Bull Roscoe had eaten her class project and she brought X-rays to prove it. The diorama that Roscoe ate had plastic pieces and chicken wire. Roscoe could have died. Fortunately the veterinarian was able to remove the homework successfully, but it was in no condition to be turned in for a grade. When the teacher saw the x-ray, Reagan was allowed bo make another...
  • Abominable snowperson walks Poodle in Wisconsin

    Jan
    20 Dec 2014 | 8:49 am
    Anyone walking a well groomed white Poodle down the street will get noticed, but when the dog walker is an abominable snowperson, traffic stops, people take pictures and the TV crews show up. Interviewed by WLUK reporter Ben Krumholz on the streets of Allouez, Wisconsin, the snowperson identifies herself as Bumble and the Poodle as Blizzard. They are visiting from Misfit Island and plan to walk during the holidays as long as the weather stays...
  • Obie the Obese Dachshund loses 54 pounds

    Jan
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:49 pm
    And becomes a calendar dog Obie got headlines and TV appearances back in 2012 when he weighed in at 77 pounds. That is over 50 pounds more than his ideal weight. He was so fat he dragged the ground and he had to wear a vest to protect his belly. Obie was sweet and loving and knew how to get his former elderly owners to overfeed him people food. He never met a cookie he...
  • Derby runs on 3D printed prosthetics

    Jan
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:42 am
    Born with deformities in both of his front legs, Derby the dog could not run and could only crawl on soft surfaces. With the help of 3D printed prosthetics, Derby’s life completely changed. He was placed into a foster home by The Peace And Paws Rescue and ended up with a 3DSystems employee, Tara Anderson. Two designers and Derrick Campana, an animal orthotist, scanned Derby’s legs and made cradles and blades that fit him perfectly....
  • Climate change conference causes big fat carbon footprint

    Jan
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:24 am
    While those of us in the northern hemisphere fight the ravages of an early winter, some 11,000 people who might be smarter than we are have headed to the United Nations climate talks in Lima, Peru where it is warm. For a long time “global warming” events were snowed out in places like Copenhagen and New York City. Since it was embarrassing, organizers changed the name to “climate change” and tried to hold them in...
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    Raise a Green Dog!

  • Give your dog the gift of green this holiday season!

    Johann The Dog
    12 Dec 2014 | 6:25 am
    This holiday season, why not help your dog go green? Our Raise A Green Dog book is filled with a ton of information about how you can help your dog live a happier, healthier life. From cleaning your home safely, to treating your lawn organically, to what holiday toys are safe for your dog and lots, lots more. We are pleased to help you learn how your dog can go green with a significant price Click on the title to read more!
  • The Ultimate Green Dog Holiday Gift Guide!

    Johann The Dog
    11 Dec 2014 | 12:02 pm
    It's holiday time! And it's not too late to pick up a wonderful gift for your green dog from our Raise A Green Dog Partners. Our RAGD Partners are awesome...they help support our site so we can keep bring you all the helpful and useful green dog knowledge that we've garnered over the years and help your dog live a healthier, happier life. We encourage you to support our Partners....not only Click on the title to read more!
  • 12 days of green holiday do-it-yourself gifts for your dog!

    Johann The Dog
    11 Dec 2014 | 6:19 am
    Are you looking for something special to give your green dog this holiday season? Why not make something homemade! Raise A Green Dog partners Earth Heart Inc., is sharing 12 wonderful do-it-yourself gift ideas you can make for your dog this holiday season. From homemade turkey jerky, to a nice warm coat and boots, to fun games and toys, they've shared wonderful ideas that your dog will Click on the title to read more!
  • Tuesday is #GivingTuesday! A great day to give back to those in need.

    Johann The Dog
    30 Nov 2014 | 5:35 am
    This holiday season we encourage you to take the time (and any available funds) to give a little back to charitable causes that you care about! #GivingTuesday, December 2nd, is a great day to do just that! What is #GivingTuesday? On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to Click on the title to read more!
  • Support small businesses this #SmallBusinessSaturday!

    Johann The Dog
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:51 am
    This coming Saturday, November 29th (the day after Black Friday and two days before Cyber Monday) is Small Business Saturday! What is Small Business Saturday? It's a wonderful day to get out there, whether in person or online, and support small businesses that work hard to keep wonderful, fun and unique goods available to us, and also help stimulate the economy, including all of our Raise A Click on the title to read more!
 
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    Your Pet's Best Friend

  • People Helping Pets this Christmas

    Doc
    3 Dec 2014 | 10:33 am
    At this holiday time of year, we think about giving and receiving gifts, and about helping those in need.  Kennett’s Humane Officer, Tena Petix, has been going above the call of duty in helping the animals in her care.  Dr. Mobley and Dr. Brigance and the whole team at Kennett Veterinary Clinic are helping her help again this year with “The Pet Angel Tree”.  During the month of December, you can bring a donation for the shelter animals to Kennett Veterinary Clinic at 1704 Saint Francis Street on the west end of Kennett.  Donations can be monetary, food, treats, towels, blankets, or…
  • "Letter to the Editor"? Did not see that coming.

    Doc
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:34 pm
    I was a little surprised to find my last post about our animal control situation printed in the Daily Dunklin Democrat newspaper as a letter to the editor.  I'm not upset, just surprised, as they didn't talk to me about it, and I didn't send it to them.  Of course, anything on the internet is fair game, so no worries. There were two reasons I didn't send it to the newspaper.   The first is that I figure people who read my blog are at least half-way interested in what I have to say, whereas the general public may not be. The second is that I thought my discussion was…
  • Balancing finding homes for needy pets, and providing good animal control service.

    Doc
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:51 pm
    You may be aware that there are some upsets and disagreements over the handling of our city’s animal control department.  This is a complex issue, and I fear that it is being oversimplified in a polarizing way.  When people of good will seem to be at odds, there is usually some failure to communicate.  It is a mistaken idea to portray this as a contest between people who love animals and want to find homes for them, versus people who hate them and want to kill them.  Or you might say that it’s a contest between having a “shelter” that finds homes for the unwanted pets, versus an…
  • The case of the dog who ate the non-food item.

    Doc
    25 Oct 2014 | 7:25 pm
    Eating non-food items is a big problem in pets.  It happens so often that I am amazed at how seldom I have to do surgery to remedy the situation.  Frequently the animal vomits up the item.  Sometimes it passes all the way through. In September, we were all set to do surgery for an intestinal blockage on a young Saint Bernard.  She had eaten very little food for the past 3 weeks, and had lost 25 percent of her body weight.  I could feel a mass in her abdomen.  The night before her operation, she passed a pair of underpants she had eaten weeks earlier.  Her recovery was uneventful after…
  • Systemic Fungus Infections

    Doc
    30 Aug 2014 | 5:11 pm
    What is wrong with this kitten? How did she get this classic "Roman Nose" profile?  She wasn't born with it.  She has an infection called Histoplasmosis, a systemic fungus. Most folks have heard of "toe-nail fungus" or "athlete's foot" or ringworm. These are fungus infections  of the skin, and they don't go deep into the body.  They are very unlikely to affect any internal organs, or make you sick.  You just get funky-looking itchy places. Systemic fungus infections are very dangerous indeed.  In our area, the two most common are…
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    Lifestyle | Lifestyle

  • The 12 Dogs of Christmas: Roo, Tripod Pit Bull Who Escaped Dog Fighting

    22 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    With the holiday season upon us and the year winding down, we're casting a look back at the most notable, newsworthy, and lovable dogs we wrote about on Dogster in 2014. It's a little tribute we like to call the 12 Dogs of Christmas -- and today we reacquaint ourselves with the plight of a Pit Bull who was rescued from a dog-fighting ring. 3. Roo Share this image (All photos courtesy of Friends of DeKalb Animals Facebook page) Roo is a Pit Bull who was rescued as part of a raid on a dog-fighting ring in Clarkston, Georgia, last year. She was found in a horrific state: Her amiable face was…
  • Get to Know the Berger Picard: Not as Mixed Up as He Looks!

    22 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    He's the prototypical big scruffy mutt -- except for the part where he isn't a mutt! He's been a breed for centuries, but only recently (largely from his role as a big scruffy mutt) have Americans become aware of this French lover. Share this image (Berger Picard dog by Shutterstock) More interesting things about the Berger Picard The Berger Picard could be confused with the Wirehaired Portuguese Podengo Mediano -- if anyone knew what they were, either! The breed is also known as the Picardy Shepherd. Fanciers call them Picards for short. Dogs resembling today's Berger Picard are depicted as…
  • Trudy the Puppy Mill Italian Greyhound Finds Freedom at Last

    22 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    After spending the first seven years of her life caged and used as a puppy mill breeder, little Trudy the Italian Greyhound has now spent six months living the pampered pup life she always deserved. On July 4, 2014, her new owner, Marilyn Cole, traveled to the National Mill Dog Rescue headquarters in Colorado to celebrate Trudy’s Independence Day. Share this image "They handed her to me, and I was just inconsolably crying," recalls Cole, who had recently lost another mill rescue dog to congestive heart failure complicated by epilepsy. "I knew the dog that I put so much time into had sent me…
  • Haiku by Dog: For National Haiku Poetry Day, We Interview the Dogs!

    22 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    For National Haiku Poetry day, we decided to find out more about the canines who write Haiku by Dog. Below is a transcript from our interview with them. Dogster: Sit. Stay. Speak. Thank you for taking the time to talk with us about your haiku. Jasper: Are there treats involved? Tucker: Did someone say treats? Lilah: Note: I did not ask for treats, but if you are giving them out, I would be very happy to have one, or several. Share this image Tucker, Jasper, and Lilah, the dog poets of Haiku by Dog. (All photos by Susan C. Willett) Sure. There will be treats after the interview. The dogs wag…
  • Win a Bag of Fruitables Vanilla Snowflake Dog Treats!

    19 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    Spot and Dolly, the official treat testers for Friday Freebies, don't read press releases. That's my job, along with writing the feature and picking the winners. I did, however, share with them this bit of information about the prize we're giving away this week, Fruitables Vanilla Snowflake dog treats: Each bag contains 300 snowflakes! Share this image Dolly Thought Bubble: Sure it does. I wasn’t born yesterday. Spot Thought Bubble: What are snowflakes? I had to actually show them a video of the Fruitable folks harvesting snowflakes from the mountains of Crested Butte, Colorado, for them to…
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    Wayne Pacelle: A Humane Nation

  • Breaking News: Federal Court Restores Protections for Great Lakes Wolves, Ends Trophy Hunting and Commercial Trapping

    Wayne Pacelle
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:53 pm
    This afternoon, we received the very welcome and far-reaching news that a federal judge just issued an order requiring that sport hunting and trapping of wolves in the Great Lakes region must end immediately, in response to our legal action. This comes just six weeks after voters in Michigan soundly rejected a trophy hunting season in the state and also rejected the idea of a seven-member group of political appointees making decisions about whether wolves should be hunted, trapped, or hounded. In the short time since federal protections have been removed, trophy hunters and trappers have…
  • Our Most Popular Videos of 2014

    Wayne Pacelle
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:53 am
    I like to make a logical case for animal protection, because I believe that our work is an extension of anti-cruelty principles that are so well-established in our society. So much of what is done to animals is wrong, and it defies the norms of a civil society. From dogfighting to factory farming, the people and institutions involved in these practices are so often causing trouble for people and the broader society, along with animals. Our videos help create positive change for animals like Sasha (above) who was rescued from deplorable conditions and has restarted a new life as Zoey.
  • HSUS Top Legal Victories for 2014

    Wayne Pacelle
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:13 pm
    The HSUS is the number one provider of direct care to animals. We work hard to educate the public about animal issues and cooperate with a wide range of corporations on their policies related to animals – whether they are cosmetics companies, food retailers, or fashion firms. We also work on public policy and enforcement of the law. We have a very skilled and seasoned Animal Protection Litigation unit, and that group of lawyers, working in tandem with pro bono lawyers throughout the nation, drives a pretty remarkable agenda of activities. Our successful legal…
  • A Wrap-Up on Congress and Its Work on Animals in 2014

    Wayne Pacelle
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:10 pm
    The U.S. Congress wrapped up its work on the Farm Bill in early 2014, and in the end we saw two very good outcomes in that package: an upgrade to the federal law against animal fighting to make it a crime to attend or bring a child to an animal fight, and a nixing of the King amendment, which posed an enterprise-level threat to animal protection laws. But House Republican leaders denied us opportunities to get a vote on several items that were appropriate fits for the Farm Bill and that had broad, bipartisan support: the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act, to strengthen current federal law…
  • HSUS' Top Transformational Results of 2014

    Wayne Pacelle
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:22 pm
    At The HSUS and Humane Society International, our most important measure is driving positive change on the biggest issues for animals in the United States and abroad. We take on the tough fights, and we so appreciate your steadfast support for our work. Today, I recount our 10 biggest gains of the year. Each gain often constitutes a whole series of wins that drive movement in a major sector of animal use. Please take stock of these gains and celebrate them with us, knowing that we are committed to redoubling our efforts in 2015. Photo: Alex Gallardo/For The HSUS…
 
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    The Days of Johann, an agility dog!

  • Black and White Sunday: Peace on Earth!

    Johann The Dog
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:39 am
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  • Wordless Wednesday!

    Johann The Dog
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:26 am
    Hmmm...wonder what that's all about? Click on the post title to continue reading. And visit my blog to read more! Woofs!
  • A fun little hike right out our front door!

    Johann The Dog
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:55 am
    Are we lucky or what?!? Last Saturday the weather was just amazing....68 degrees and super sunny. Mum calls it shorts and sweatshirt weather. So what did we do? We headed out for a nice little hike right out our front door. We live at the top of the mountain, and there isn't any traffic up here at all. The only cars we see are our neighbors or the bus twice a day on school days, and sometimes Click on the post title to continue reading. And visit my blog to read more! Woofs!
  • Black and White Sunday: Tower!

    Johann The Dog
    14 Dec 2014 | 4:56 am
     Rach loves to tower over you and let you scratch his neck, so this is a typical view of Mum's, BOL! Click on the post title to continue reading. And visit my blog to read more! Woofs!
  • Hind and rear end awareness!

    Johann The Dog
    12 Dec 2014 | 8:13 am
    One of the foundation goals Mum has for Rach is to learn that he has rear legs and a hind end (because when pups are young, limbs aren't the first thing on their mind, and they kind of 'fling' them everywhere). So Mum has been teaching Rach some new tricks to help him be more aware of his rear end and back legs, along with other tricks that help him better understand his body. Rach loves 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

  • Organic Dog Toy – Lucy Rabbit

    greenpet
    20 Dec 2014 | 12:45 pm
    This cute little bunny is made entirely of safe, non-toxic, all natural organic fabric in a pure water organic dye process. It has the advantage of greatly reduced toxicity and allergy levels and is a great toy for your little slobbering puppy. Comes in two sizes 6″ or 10″. $12.99 for 6″ and $18.99 for 10″ at Just4Pooches
  • All Natural Chewables for Ferrets

    greenpet
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Whether you are a pro at having ferrets or a novice, you already know how much they love to chew! Beat them to the punch and order them some all natural chew toys that won’t hurt them or upset you when they get chewed up! These chew toys have a rubbery texture but are made from safe, natural and veterinarian approved materials. You can’t beat that! Chew toys come in a 3 pack, with no artificial colors, flavors, smells or preservatives. Order the all natural chews from Drs. Foster & Smith for $4.49.
  • Raise a Green Dog’s 5 tips on making 2009 more Eco-Friendly

    greenpet
    14 Dec 2014 | 12:36 pm
    Raise a Green Dog Blog has a wonderful post which talks about what they feel are the five most important ways to help your dog have a happier and healthier life in 2009. Check out their blog for some great post on green canine concerns.
  • Cotton Canvas Dog Duvet

    greenpet
    11 Dec 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Instead of buying a bulky dog bed, this sensible dog duvet allows you to make your own pet bed by stuffing the sturdy cover with any old clothes, pillows or blankets that you already have around your home. So instead of throwing away worn out T-shirts or scruffy old foam pillows, they can provide a comfy bed for your pet in a good looking cover. Have a spare duvet on hand and then the dirty one can just be thrown in the washing machine, making it easy to keep your dog’s bed hygienic and fresh. It comes in a wide variety of fabric designs and in small, medium or large. Costs $30.82 for the…
  • Merry Christmas and a Great Green Happy New Year

    greenpet
    8 Dec 2014 | 12:15 pm
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    PupStyle.com

  • Wall Street Journal Interview With Dara Foster

    dara
    21 Dec 2014 | 8:11 am
    PupStyle.com Founder, Dara Foster gives a lively interview to the Wall Street Journal about the growing trend of dressing up small animals this holiday season—yup, as in Guinea Pigs.  The article begins on the front page of Saturday’s paper, December 20, 2014.    Click below to watch the video featured on WSJ.com
  • Luxury Sparkle Lounge Collars by Blanket

    dara
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:53 am
    Blanket pet brand recently launched a new line of luxury “Lounge Collars” created from beautiful metallic gold or silver braided leather and embellished with Czech Preciosa Rhinestones in a Silver settings. They are thin yet sturdy and make a beautiful fashion accessory for any holiday outfit.  Think of them like a necklace or choker you would […]
  • Give Your Dog The Royal Treatment

    dara
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:14 am
    Every dog truly deserves to be treated like royalty. A PupStylish dog starts with good grooming and high-quality grooming products make a HUGE difference. I’ve tested out countless grooming products over the years and I can promise you, the quality of the ingredients makes a world of difference not only to your dogs appearance, but […]
  • Luxury Crystal Retractable Lead by Hartman & Rose

    dara
    12 Dec 2014 | 7:29 am
    If you are looking for a way to add a little extra holiday sparkle to your dogs leash collection you have to check out Hartman & Rose’s crystal retractable leash collection. They offer 3 versatile colors that can really be used year long with a 10 feet of length for your dog to stroll with. […]
  • Knock Out Luxury Couture Dresses by Kelly Owens Couture

    dara
    9 Dec 2014 | 11:18 am
    When ever a national TV talk show calls me or a client wants ultra luxury for their fur-baby, Kelly Owens Couture is one of the fist designers I contact.  My loyal readers and fans know I am EXTREMELY picky when it come to pet fashion and I am constantly WOWed by her creative designs.  Your dog […]
 
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    Cat Advice | Paws and Effect

  • Why Is My Cat Sneezing All The Time?

    The Paws and Effect Gang
    21 Dec 2014 | 6:04 pm
    Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My wonderful 5-year-old kitty started having pretty severe sneezing episodes a few a days ago, and she’s still doing this off and on three or four days later. She doesn’t have any other signs of illness — her appetite is great, she’s playful, she’s not hiding, and she doesn’t have any nasal or eye drainage (I’m an RN, so I know what to look for). But sometimes she’ll sneeze about 10 times in a row! I can’t think of any new causes for irritations in house like using room scents, perfumes or…
  • How Can I Get My Cat to Take His Medicine?

    The Paws and Effect Gang
    14 Dec 2014 | 5:55 pm
    Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My kitten is around 8-1/2 weeks old and recently he has been acting very strange. I got him from a “not so kitten loving” bloke a week and a half ago, and he claimed the kitten has been dewormed and de-flea’d already but need a little encouragement in using the litter tray. Two days after moving into the house with me and our other kitten, he started using the tray like a champ. Photo CC-BY-SA Scott We feed both cats the same food at the same time, so we know when they need to do their business. Last week, the new…
  • What Can I Do About My Cat’s Nonstop Meowing?

    The Paws and Effect Gang
    7 Dec 2014 | 5:50 pm
    Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My year-old cat has been meowing ever since we let her take an adventure into the garage. She constantly wants to be in there, and if she can’t get her way she’ll meow more and more until we give in. I’m not sure what to do. My dad is saying if her meowing won’t stop, I’ll have to re-home her — which is NOT an option in my books. Please, help! She is my pride and joy. Photo CC-BY-SA David Sutterlütti ~ Ashley Siouxsie: Wow, guys, we’ve gotten a lot of letters about cats crying all the time, haven’t…
  • My Cat Had Surgery and Now She’s Not Eating. Help!

    The Paws and Effect Gang
    30 Nov 2014 | 4:28 pm
    Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: Last week my 13-year-old cat, Maisy, had an operation to remove both thyroid glands. Since she got home a few days ago, she’s been drinking but not eating. I thought she may have contracted an infection because her breathing was troublesome, so I took her to the vet yesterday. He gave me an antibiotic, which has improved her breathing, and administered mirtazapine as an appetite stimulant. Photo CC-BY Dawn Beattie The problem is, 24 hours after the mirtazapine, she’s still not interested in food. I give her all the things she likes to…
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    Talk2TheAnimals

  • Dogs Running the Holiday Season?

    Margot Ahlquist
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:27 am
    What If Our Dogs Ran the Holiday Season Instead of Humans? This time of year, it is possible to loose your grip on what is really important in life in order to buy gifts, entertain and take part in holiday madness. Large store chains command employees to their jobs before Thanksgiving dinner is even cold. Shoppers loose control and run into stores after merchandise as if their life depended on it. I have wondered what this time of year would be like if our four-legged friends had control over the holiday season. No Thumbs, No Problem Even though dogs are lacking certain physical features that…
  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    Janet Roper
    27 Nov 2014 | 7:01 am
    A Harmonious Thanksgiving To You and Your Animal Family May your day be blessed with family and friends, May you find goodwill and generosity wherever you look. Happy Thanksgiving! Janet, Horse Shiloh, Dog Max Cats Billy and Raven
  • Giving Thanks

    Billie Hinton
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:34 pm
    It is good to have one special day set aside to remember to give thanks for all that is in our life,  and as author Billie Hinton say so eloquently below in the post, to be aware of how wonderful things are just as they are. What wonderful things are you thankful for in your life? What gives you life, what allows your heart to sing? Please share below in the comments. ~ Janet It’s easy to get caught up in all the things there are to do in and around a barn that houses horses and donkeys. There is always mucking, some kind of repair to be done, tack to be cleaned, dust to be wiped.
  • Black Friday Deals at Talk2theAnimals

    Janet Roper
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:49 pm
    What’s the big hoopla about Black Friday? Well, traditionally it means it’s the start of the holiday season, the start of holiday shopping. And this year, Talk2theAnimals is getting in on the action. What does that mean to you? Well, first of all, T2TA Black Friday sale is exclusive to only those who are a part of the Talk2theAnimals Community. Second of all, it means that everything, I mean EVERYTHING (gift certificates excepted), on our services page will be 50% off. All you need to do is to click here to add yourself to the list that will receive the coupon code. Who…
  • Caring For Our Feathered Friends

    Janet Roper
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:27 am
    On today’s to do list: Write and send out the Talk2theAnimals Newsletter Go to the local co-op and purchase bird feed Fill the bird feeders. Now I’m thinking I should have started off with #2, then done #3 and finished with #1. Because those feeders are empty and the birds are asking quite vociferously when I’m going to fill them. While we’re just at the beginning the frigid season, it’s a good thing to remember that full bird feeders make a life and death difference for the birds. They need more calories simply to stay warm. I’ll be purchasing mixed seed…
 
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    Have dog blog will travel

  • 2014 Holiday Pet Gift Guide

    CeliaSue
    20 Dec 2014 | 7:44 am
    Americans will spend more than $58 billion this year on our pets, according to the American Pet Products Association. Here are a few eco friendly gifts that Cici thinks will warm your pet’s heart and keep them safe and happy. Holiday collar Made in USA • A laser beam permanently engraves the collar’s design, dog’s name and contact information into the leather. • The noisy metal tags are now engraved on your dog’s collar; guaranteed not to fall off. • The collar leather is 100% full grain, vegetable tanned cowhide – the most eco-friendly tanned leather Go to the website,…
  • What Your Dog Wants for the Holidays

    CeliaSue
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:41 am
        Has your doggie been naughty or nice this year? Does Santa Paws keep track?  What would your dog tell Santa s/he wants this year????     Cici is ALWAYS GOOD WHEN SHE SLEEPS !!!!  And when she is naughty, she does not mean to be. It is just too tempting to do things that I do not want her to do, that’s all.   1. Not to be dressed up in costumes, treated like a baby, carried around in a hand bag or painted and groomed and dyed to look un-doglike.   2. To be treated like a dog (belly rubs).     3. Join in the Feast: Endless treats and food.
  • Pooch friendly Thanksgiving: Cold Turkey

    CeliaSue
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:59 am
    10 reasons dogs are welcome guests for turkey day   http://hooplaha.com/2014/11/10-reasons-to-invite-dogs-over-for-thanksgiving/   turkey day foods to share with your pooch include sweet potatoes and yams (sans marshmallows), turkey (sans bones, herbs and spices), stuffing, mashed potatoes, veggies, fruits, yogurt, and pumpkin (good for the belly)       The Great American Dog-a-Thon, will air Thursday, Nov. 27 at 8 p.m. ET on Fox. Hosted by Hillary Swank.   Recipe from Rachael Ray Pumpkin Barley with Turkey 1 quart chicken broth 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1/4…
  • Fall is fun

    CeliaSue
    12 Nov 2014 | 7:50 am
    Frost on the car windows and various colored leaves on the trees… that’s right, we finally made it back to Idyllwild and stayed at the Strawberry Creek’s pet friendly Bunkhouse. We’ve never been there before and not stayed in Idyllwild during Fall. The air was cool, crisp and fresh and our cabin was red-flanneled log cabin cozy with a small kitchenette and patio. Every morning, there was a knock on the door and a basket filled with yummy scones, apple juice and multi-grain oatmeal was my breakfast. Unfortunately, my tummy did not enjoy the elevation and innkeepers…
  • 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…
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    What's New Dog Blog

  • Dec 16, Owners Guide To Pain Medication For Dogs

    16 Dec 2014 | 7:07 pm
    A practical guide to choosing safe pain medication for dogs. Includes the answers to questions such as 'can I give aspirin (or tylenol or ibuprofen) to my dog?' , plus dosage, side effects & more.
  • Dec 11, How To Bottle Feed Puppies

    11 Dec 2014 | 8:48 am
    Do you need to know how to bottle feed puppies? If you have an orphaned litter, or just one little one who needs help, this page has the answers you need.
  • Dec 7, Dog allergy test kit - save 50% here

    7 Dec 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Dog allergies are very common, and can be triggered by food ingredients, parasites, chemicals, seasonal irritants and more. But up until now it's not been easy to figure out exactly what is causing Fido's allergy symptoms without expensive tests done by your vet. ImmuneIQ offers a less expensive, but accurate, alternative... a test sample you can take at home and simply send away to a lab for evaluation, and get the results in the mail! 125 different allergens are tested for and the results take all the guesswork out of the equation... so you can help your pooch feel better, faster. If you…
  • Dec 4, Indestructible Dog Toys - Dog Tested, Owner Approved!

    4 Dec 2014 | 10:38 am
    The best indestructable dog toys for power-chewers. From Kongs, balls and chew toys to soft toys that go the distance. These keep everyone happy.
  • Nov 28, Dog Health Information Center

    28 Nov 2014 | 4:06 pm
    Dog health information written with dog owners in mind. Straightforward guide to keeping Fido happy and healthy.
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    Pawfun

  • Stanley the singing Airedale makes a phone call

    BL Ochman
    9 Dec 2014 | 9:16 am
    This got Benny Bix Ochman Labradoodle howling. Play it for your dog.
  • Kitten DJs

    BL Ochman
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:14 am
    It’s not Caturday, but we couldn’t wait to show you these rocking kitten scratching. Approaching 2.5 million views. Reality TV show next? HT to @mossappeal
  • Holistic Veterinarian Dr Jill Elliot D.V.M. – How Cold Laser Helps Pets

    BL Ochman
    18 Nov 2014 | 3:08 pm
    In this 2 1/2 minute Pawfun video interview, Holistic veterinarian Dr. Jill Elliot uses Cold Laser to help a wide range of issues for the pets she treats. Veterinary Low Level (cold) Laser is an innovative therapy that provides a soothing, analgesic effect on the body as well as reaching the cellular level. Cold Laser relieves pain, improves nerve function and vascularity. It can stop muscle spasms and speeds tissue repair, increases development of muscle tissue and collagen and reduces inflammation throughout the body. Learn more about holistic health for pets at Dr Jill Elliot’s…
  • Yay! It’s time for dogs to play in the snow

    BL Ochman
    13 Nov 2014 | 7:27 am
    This Black Lab thinks he’s an Otter. And the laughter in the video is (almost) as much fun as watching the dog having such a great time.
  • UPDATE: We Were Wrong! Pawfun Product Test – 4 Paws Up for P.L.A.Y. Dog Bed

    BL Ochman
    27 Oct 2014 | 2:56 pm
    Here’s a case study of a company – P.L.A.Y. Pet Lifestyle – that has some of the worst customer service I’ve ever encountered. Four paws down from Pawfun as a result. This update is about how P.L.A.Y. handled it when I called to say that their bed liner burst and ripped to shreds – after under 8 months of normal use by Benny Bix Labradoodle Ochman Puppy. Contrast their approach with Orvis Dog Beds – where 100% satisfaction is guaranteed. UPDATE: Oct. 27, 2014 That’s the $189 bed’s liner now: useless (as you can see.) There’s the new bed…
 
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    YouTube: Pets

  • Americans Try Exotic Japanese Kit Kats (Part 2)

    BuzzFeedVideo
    2 Dec 2014 | 3:21 pm
    Americans Try Exotic Japanese Kit Kats (Part 2) Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGsqlEW-uC0 Check out more awesome videos at BuzzFeedVideo! http://bit.ly/YTbuzzfeedvideo MUSIC Justice Creed License... From: BuzzFeedVideo Views: 977612 19543 ratings Time: 03:20 More in Entertainment
  • What It's Like To Start Wearing Makeup

    BuzzFeedYellow
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:19 pm
    What It's Like To Start Wearing Makeup This non-makeup-wearer decided to do an experiment: to start wearing makeup for one week. This is what she discovered. Check out more awesome BuzzFeedYellow ... From: BuzzFeedYellow Views: 1382212 23905 ratings Time: 02:13 More in Entertainment
  • Everyday Struggles Of A Naturally Skinny Guy

    BuzzFeedYellow
    12 Nov 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Everyday Struggles Of A Naturally Skinny Guy A series of moments every thin man can relate to. Check out more awesome BuzzFeedYellow videos! http://bit.ly/YTbuzzfeedyellow MUSIC Discover It Licensed via... From: BuzzFeedYellow Views: 1592334 24205 ratings Time: 01:53 More in Entertainment
  • Childhood Snacks Taste Test

    BuzzFeedYellow
    8 Nov 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Childhood Snacks Taste Test Push a Push Pop! Check out more awesome BuzzFeedYellow videos! http://bit.ly/YTbuzzfeedyellow MUSIC Fred's Stomp Licensed via Warner Chappell Production Musi... From: BuzzFeedYellow Views: 1456019 18409 ratings Time: 02:18 More in Entertainment
  • If Groomsmen Were Bridesmaids

    BuzzFeedVideo
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:08 pm
    If Groomsmen Were Bridesmaids Always the groomsman. Never the groom. This is what guys think bridesmaids act like. Check out more Buzzfeed videos at https://www.youtube.com/user/BuzzFeedY... From: BuzzFeedVideo Views: 1485997 34201 ratings Time: 07:49 More in Entertainment
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    No Dog About It Blog

  • Black and White Sunday #109 – Waiting for Santa Claus

    Mel
    21 Dec 2014 | 6:14 am
    My thanks to our hosts for this blog hop Dachshund Nola and Sugar The Golden Retriever. Unfortunately, WordPress.com doesn’t allow Java script so I can’t provide a direct link to the linky, but you can join here. Filed under: Black and White Sunday Blog Hop, Maggie, puppy mill dogs, Shelties Tagged: black and white photography, Black […]
  • Favorite Video Friday – What happens when a dog genius is food motivated

    Mel
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:22 pm
    I first saw this week’s Favorite Friday video last Sunday. A friend tagged me on Facebook, knowing I would get a kick out of it. He was right. I did. It’s hard not to respect a dog who can outsmart the smartest of dog owners. I do not exaggerate when I say that my jaw dropped when […]
  • Wordless Wednesday #218 – The strange dog in the house

    Mel
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:59 pm
    Filed under: Cupcake, Fun Stuff, Photos, Shelties, Wordless Wednesday Tagged: dog humor, photography, Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog, singing dog, toy dogs, Wordless Wednesday
  • Black and White Sunday #108 – The furry kids take a selfie

    Mel
    14 Dec 2014 | 5:09 am
    My thanks to our hosts for this blog hop Dachshund Nola and Sugar The Golden Retriever. Unfortunately, WordPress.com doesn’t allow Java script so I can’t provide a direct link to the linky, but you can join here. Filed under: Black and White Sunday Blog Hop, Cupcake, Daisy, Fun Stuff, Jasper, Photos, Shelties Tagged: black and white […]
  • Favorite Video Friday – Enjoying winter, doggie -style

    Mel
    11 Dec 2014 | 7:39 pm
    Last weekend I took the dogs on a walk through a new park that opened up just a little south of the dog park. It is a wide open space filled with trees and fields and a lake and stream. It has birds and squirrels and rabbits and fox, and all sorts of other critters. […]
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    Way Cool Dogs!

  • How to Find the Best Vet for Your Pooch

    WayCoolDogs
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:27 am
    How to find the best vet for your pooch is about providing the best care for your dog. Dogs have a way of working their way into our heart and becoming more than just an everyday pet. Read full post at How to Find the Best Vet for Your Pooch More dog stories and info about dog health, training and news at Way Cool Dogs!
  • 6 Incredible Reasons to Get a Rescue Puppy

    WayCoolDogs
    13 Dec 2014 | 6:12 pm
    When you save a rescue puppy, you are saving its life. Many shelters have to put dogs to sleep because they can't afford to keep them. When you decide to take a rescue animal home with you, you are giving it a second chance in life. Many rescue dogs used to have owners, but their owners treated them poorly or abandoned them. Pets deserve better than that. You have a chance to make a real difference to an animal's life, and so you should take it. Read full post at 6 Incredible Reasons to Get a Rescue Puppy More dog stories and info about dog health, training and news at Way Cool Dogs!
  • A Perfect Pet – Top Tips for Finding Yours

    WayCoolDogs
    12 Dec 2014 | 9:18 pm
    There are few things in life that make us as happy as finding our perfect pet. They are wonderful companions and combat loneliness almost as well as humans. For kids, perfect pets make great playmates and friends. Pets teach children responsibility and compassion. For most, a pet is another member of the family and is […] Read full post at A Perfect Pet – Top Tips for Finding Yours More dog stories and info about dog health, training and news at Way Cool Dogs!
  • Puppy Aggression: Taming the Wild One!

    WayCoolDogs
    11 Dec 2014 | 4:26 am
    Puppy aggression is miles away from your thoughts when you first bring that new puppy home. New puppies are always a joyous occasion ... that special smell of their warm puppy breath, the gentle feel of their soft downy coat, or even the cute chubbiness of their butterball bellies. There is nothing more precious in the world, is there? Read full post at Puppy Aggression: Taming the Wild One! More dog stories and info about dog health, training and news at Way Cool Dogs!
  • Simple Dog Care in Cold Winter

    WayCoolDogs
    9 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    A lot of dog owners feel dogs need to be kept outside in a yard, tied up, or in an outside enclosed kennel with no bedding or protection while they are at work or gone for the afternoon. There are many things that can happen to a dog who is kept outside in nasty weather, which are considered abuse by today's standards and bring about a hefty fine and/or jail sentence. Read full post at Simple Dog Care in Cold Winter More dog stories and info about dog health, training and news at Way Cool Dogs!
 
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    Furry Friends Rescue - Available Animals

  • Dec. 14th, Sunday FFR Dogs & Cats Showcase @ Christmas in the Park, San Jose

    13 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
     Join us for a fun Christmas festival! Dec. 14th, Sunday Furry Friends Rescue Dog & Cat Showcase at Christmas in the Park, San Jose Christmas in the Park, San Jose Downtown San José at the Plaza de Cesar Chavez on Market St. between San Fernando and San Carlos St. Two-acre park is transformed into a holiday fantasy! URL: http://christmasinthepark.com/ Parking/Directions Free entrance. No dogs allowed thru park. Tivo Santa Run Ho, Ho, Ho! Dog & Cat Showcases @ "Santa Paws House"See Map: http://christmasinthepark.com/map.html   9:00 am - 1:00 pm: Cats at Victorian…
  • Halo D4046

    12 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
     Halo was rescued from a crowded shelter on 12/12/14. He was timid at the shelter, but once out, adorable and friendly. He looks like a mini-yellow lab teddy bear, but only 6 lbs right now. We are not sure of breed mix. More info. and new photo to come while he relaxes at his foster home.
  • Tara D5089

    9 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
     Tara was rescued on 12/10/14 from a very crowded shelter.  She is sweet, friendly and playful.  Seems very smart, affectionate and playful. We are not sure of her breed type. Ready for puppy classes & socials! More info. to come.    
  • Lennie D5047

    7 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
     Lila & Lennie, Poodle/Llasa mix were rescued from a crowded shelter.  A little timid of change at our vet office.  Friendly once they feel safe. He is more timid then Lila. Very sweet & adorable.  Good with other dogs.   Need puppy training & socials.  More info. to come as we learn more about them in a foster homes.
  • Saturday, Dec. 6th, Holiday Pet & Family Photos @ Wag Hotel!

    5 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
      Furry Friends Rescue Sat., Dec. 6th, 1-4 pm Holiday Pet & Family Photos! Funds benefit Furry Friends Rescue dogs & cats! Wag Hotels 1025 Hansen Way Redwood City, CA 94063 (888) 924-5463 http://www.waghotels.com/pet-care-boarding-hotels-redwood-city/ Pet Holiday Photo $20.00 DSLR photos with Christmas back drop. Includes 4x6 print in Holiday Frame Card and original photo download (for Holiday print use). Dog Adoption Showcase Meet our Home Fostered pups & dogs! "Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest" Dog or Person 2:30 pm Prize for winner! Enjoy Holiday music and snacks.
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    The Pet Psychic

  • Laura Out And About

    the Pet Psychic
    20 Dec 2014 | 10:14 am
    Seamora my parrot fought a Pitbull! You all remember in her in that tree? Well yesterday she climbed into the neighbors yard. I was on the phone with a client when Luca and Felix came running into the office frantic telling me what was happening. It took me a bit of time to get over there and when I did the pitbull had Seamora in her mouth and Seamora was fighting! I screamed “leave it” and the pitbull dropped Seamora charged me as I was trying to open the gate. Then I had one of those moments when I was so glad I was a pet psychic! I told Seamora, “come towards me. I know…
  • Laura Out And About

    the Pet Psychic
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Seamora says, “sorry mom I’m not coming down and if you try to get me I’ll bite you.” Awww no. The post Laura Out And About appeared first on The Pet Psychic.
  • Laura Out And About

    the Pet Psychic
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:37 am
    First Trail run with Felix! Luca my poodle was always up a head and circling back. He ran three times as much as me & my friend. I kept Felix (chihuahua mix) on leash just because of coyotes. Felix climbed rocks like a champ. I wasn’t sure he was going to be hiking / trail running dog but he sure is! Felix says, “I thought it was amazing like I could almost fly we were up so high. I kept believing ‘I can do it. I can do it.” That’s my pup! Luca says, “I had so much fun. I felt like a trail running natural.” That he is! Maybe you can notice Luca…
  • Melissa

    the Pet Psychic
    8 Dec 2014 | 9:02 pm
    This is Melissa. She is 7 years old. She says about her person who rescued her, “I need to tell my mom that what I love about her the most is her pretty smile. She has such a great smile. Her eyes are pretty too. When she found me I thought this is the women that is going to love me. I knew cause she had this way when she knelt down with me that saw my soul. its like she just knew my pain with out me telling her. I think that she had someone that loved her and then disappeared once too. I think so.” The post Melissa appeared first on The Pet Psychic.
  • HBM038: Do Crows Mourn Their Dead?

    the Pet Psychic
    7 Dec 2014 | 3:04 pm
    I enjoyed this podcast and thought you might too…. From Here Be Monsters … Podcasts About The Unkown Crows have really strange habits around death. When a bird dies, crows gather, squawking loudly and gathering as many other birds as they can find to come and look at the dead body. Much of what we know about crow funerals comes from the work of John Marzluff, a biologist at the University of Washington in Seattle. He and Kaeli Swift (one of his grad students) are trying to get to the bottom of these strange phenomena using taxidermy crows and masks and Cheetos and raw peanuts. On…
 
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    4 The Love of Animals

  • Rescue Spotlight: Best Friends Parrot Garden

    Aimee
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:38 am
    The Parrot Garden is a special spot at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. Pet birds often end up losing their homes, just like dogs and cats. Many of them have special needs, especially because of their long life spans. Luckily, the … Continue reading → The post Rescue Spotlight: Best Friends Parrot Garden appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals.
  • Dancing Party Animals

    Aimee
    13 Dec 2014 | 7:01 pm
    Dancing Party Animals are cute dancing animals (with a speaker) that connect to your favorite music playing device! Plug in your music, and watch them start to move and groove. They will dance until the music stops. They have a … Continue reading → The post Dancing Party Animals appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals.
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    Dancing Dog Blog

  • Holidays with Dogs: Positive Training Tips Podcast

    Mary Haight
    21 Dec 2014 | 3:48 pm
    Holidays with dogs are a joy — how much fun is it to watch them romp in the snow, find and open their gifts, play tag with the surf on the beach, or hike through the woods? Who doesn’t remember the first Christmas with their dog — how wonderful and weird it was for them to watch us dragging that tree into the house — a tree, in the house! But no leg lifting =) No matter where you live or which holiday it is, it need not be a stress-fest for you *or* your dog. Whether you’re starting out with a new furry member of the household or helping a senior dog cope with an…
  • Pet Tech and Dog Training: Innovation at First Pet Tech Conference

    Mary Haight
    11 Dec 2014 | 6:50 am
    Pet tech and dog training are in a relationship and it’s getting serious — so much so that an entire conference was created to introduce and familiarize trainers with all the new positive training aids developed to assist and reinforce learning, and keep bored, home alone dogs from going to the dark side. What Happens When Trainers, Techies, and Pet Parents Meet? The Pet Tech Conference gives attendees a chance to experience and learn about new technologies available, and how they are changing the way we work with animals. “In the next couple of years, you’re going to…
  • Dogs of War Documentary: PTSD Veterans & Shelter Dogs

    Mary Haight
    11 Nov 2014 | 7:41 pm
    The Dogs of War documentary series premieres tonight on A&E, 10pm Eastern, and will be one reality show worth watching. This series will follow individuals and their dogs and does not shrink from capturing on film what living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is like, and what a vital role these dogs play in the healing process. Service Dogs help “normalize” daily life for veterans with this condition. While there is no cure for PTSD, hope on four legs has been a winning form of treatment that changes future outcomes for veterans and their families. There will be a repeat at…
  • Compassion Fatigue: Managing Risk in Animal Care

    Mary Haight
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:56 am
    Compassion fatigue, depression, and suicide in the veterinary community has been in the news recently, with the stunning loss of internationally renowned animal behaviorist and speaker Dr Sophia Yin, DVM. Because the Veterinary field is first in suicides by profession, with other animal care workers not far behind, we thought this month Dancing Dog Blog would use the time with Dr Apryl Steele to explore what compassion fatigue is, define the symptoms, and offer ways to manage risk at the practice level, in shelters, and in rescue efforts where often individuals are working alone and out of…
  • Dog Emotions & The Human-Animal Bond: Are We All Pet Parents Now?

    Mary Haight
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:33 am
    Do you think of yourself as a pet parent or more as a pet owner? In the interest of full disclosure, I think of us as pet parents and here’s why: We are responsible for similar basics parents of toddlers are. Our pet’s physical and mental well-being, their healthy curiosity about and confidence in the world around them, and opportunities to learn through positive experiences are up to us. Maybe you think pet parents is a too mawkish, over the top phrase — but not so fast. The relationship we have with our dogs may be closer to pet parents than you think. A growing body of…
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    The Dog Blog

  • Boom Boom Puppy Power

    Chirag Patel
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:38 pm
    This video shows some training I did with a young puppy as she would back away and show behaviours associated with feeling uncomfortable around her collar. In a short training period you will see how giving her choice, control and predicability builds and empowered learner who is a willing participant.
  • Dog Training Ideas: Veterinary and care giving behaviours

    Chirag Patel
    7 Nov 2014 | 4:10 pm
    Ideas on teaching behaviour to make taking care of the dogs under our care less stressful and easier on them. Contact you local dog trainer and ask them to show you how you can work on appropiate and fun training ideas for your dog. 
  • Teaching "Food Manners"

    Chirag Patel
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:43 am
    This video is an introduction to teaching dogs both puppies and adults which behaviours are likely to payoff in the presence of food and which behaviours do not. 
  • My Dog, The Adrenalin Junkie

    Sue McCabe
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:04 am
    We’ve all met people who can’t relax. People who have to be active, who need to be doing something all of the time. We’ve known folk who crave excitement, extreme sports. They bungee jump on Saturday, parachute from a plane on Sunday and take a holiday rock climbing a difficult cliff face as a challenge. These types of people could be described as adrenalin junkies.  Adrenalin is a chemical which rushes through our body when we’re excited, stressed or anxious. Adrenalin can make us feel good-that burn you get from a work out, or a run in the fresh air. So good in fact, that we can…
  • 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
 
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    Living With Infidels

  • Day 4 million or thereabouts in Exile

    8 Dec 2014 | 7:02 am
    Yesterday morning the shrew got up and put the kettle and the TV on and let the kelb and I out into the garden.  At least she attempted to let me out, but it was hideous!  Freezing cold and sleeting, I would rather risk renal collapse than venture out into Arctic conditions!  The kelb went out into the garden and starting making off for the top end of the garden, the shrew becomes very agitated if we go up there at the moment as apparently it is a quagmire, she is SO dramatic! She was furtively chasing the kelb around to bring him back down to the bottom of the garden when…
  • Day 3 million several hundred and a bit more in Exile

    27 Nov 2014 | 9:29 am
    The shrew became very excited after a trip into town at the weekend to see the Christmas lights being switched on. She has interpreted this as the go ahead (much to the annoyance of everyone else in the house) to festoon the house in as much tinsel and light strings as she can lay her hands on.  She has also erected a monstrosity of a Christmas tree in the corner of the lounge complete with its garish embellishments. She refused my offer of assistance when erecting the tree and I was ushered away.  Several hours passed and eventually the shrew emerged from a mountain of tinsel…
  • Day 3 million and several more in Exile

    26 Oct 2014 | 2:27 am
    I have found a new game that is so fun!  The shrew gets really agitated if I run up to the top of the garden and start lurking in the bushes looking shifty.  She normally goes out with us and wanders about the garden keeping an eye on us, especially after the Border Collie incident.  This morning while she was putting out the recycling I made a bolt for the top of the garden.The shrew followed and stood at the tree and watched me, I decided that the game was not fun enough this morning.  I disappeared into the bushes at the top and wandered about with my shiftiest look on…
  • Day 3 million and 42 (or something like that) in Exile

    24 Sep 2014 | 7:44 am
    The shrew let us into the garden a couple of days ago while she was hanging some washing up on the line.  The kelb and I were mooching about, when all of a sudden the trees at the top of the garden started to shake and a Border Collie burst through them having heard us respond to a bark and decided he might join us!  He was a cheeky young upstart and came into the garden wagging his tail and thinking we might play if you please!  I don't like kelbs at the best of times, but an interloper!  The very idea that I would engage in any frivolity with such an impudent…
  • Day 3 million in Exile (it sure feels like it)

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:27 am
    Well I haven't blogged in some time, the shrew was so busy with sorting out our old house so that we could sell and move on.  Eventually she announced that we were moving to Buckie, I became so excited!  FINALLY the shrew had realised my status in life and secured me a palace befitting my status, although I thought her rather crude calling THE palace "Buckie"!!You can imagine my dismay when I discovered we were not moving to the palace of my dreams but to a little Scottish fishing town in the Highlands! Thankfully the house is actually quite nice and best of all it sports a…
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    DogTipper

  • Treating Shelter Dogs This Season with #AlpoDogBiscuit

    parisandjohn
    21 Dec 2014 | 10:46 am
    I was afforded this opportunity because I am part of the BlogPaws Professional Blogger Network. The Alpo dog biscuits were provided by Nestlé Purina. DogTipper only shares information we feel is... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
  • John Barrowman Fans Raise Funds for Dogs Trust

    Grace Sydney
    20 Dec 2014 | 1:30 pm
    By combining fandom with philanthropy, admirers of Arrow actor John Barrowman helped the star celebrate the start of his stint on a Glasgow stage in a panto of Cinderella by helping dogs who dream of... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
  • Former Shelter Dog Stars in Annie

    Grace Sydney
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:38 am
    Once a dog without a home, Marti’s “Hard Knock Life” has become a life in the spotlight thanks to the new big screen adaptation of Annie and a compassionate animal trainer who... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
  • Fido’s Freebie Friday Slows Down for the Holidays

    parisandjohn
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:00 pm
    We’re counting down to the holidays now although, in some ways, we are already feeling the quieter days now. As we wrapped up a busy year of Event Barkers Twitter parties, our schedule freed up... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
  • A Fetching Affair Helps Pit Bulls in Need

    Grace Sydney
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:27 pm
    NHL players who are accustomed to serving up points on the ice will team up to serve drinks to fans of sports and Spots at the Bryan and Amanda Bickell Foundation’s second annual fundraiser, A... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
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    Take Paws

  • Vancouver’s Top 5 Dog Friendly Things To Do

    Guest
    22 Dec 2014 | 9:19 am
    Take Paws is a showcase for people having fun with their pets, and sharing YOUR pet travel experiences may be the nudge someone else needs to pack up and hit the road with their own best friend! So, when our good friend, Jodi Chick, offered to give us an insider’s look at Vancouver, we couldn’t wait to see what she’d share! Vancouver’s a city we haven’t visited … yet … and we’re excited to get a sneak peek from someone in the know! If you’re looking for the ultimate destination for pet travelers, don’t miss Vancouver! From the sand…
  • Friday Pet Photo Challenge

    Amy Burkert
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:45 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 Ron B. of Plymouth, Wisconsin - he recognized this destination as Newport, Rhode Island! We hope you enjoy your “Travels with Ty & Buster” calendar, Ron! Photo copyright: Instagram user @Nature7897 Let’s See Your Photos … Mucho barko to Instagram user @Nature7897 for sharing last week’s pet…
  • Nine Pet Friendly Hotel Chains that Welcome Cats

    Amy Burkert
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:47 am
    When it comes to booking hotels, “pet friendly” often translates to “dog friendly,” but there are several hotel chains that welcome feline guests as well! We’ve heard from pet travelers that it’s challenging to find cat friendly hotels, so we’re happy to provide you with a list of hotel chains that we know will welcome you and your feline travel companion. Affinia Hotels The Affinia hotel chain consists of five properties in New York and one in Washington, D.C., and all are delighted to have your cat as a guest! One cat is allowed per room and, for…
  • New Sleepypod Car Harnesses for the GoPetFriendly.com Dogs

    Amy Burkert
    15 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    You should know …  this is a sponsored post. I received the products mentioned below free of charge. That said, we do not receive any commission or affiliate compensation on any purchases you might make based on our advice. The opinions expressed here are my own. Just mine. Unless they’re yours, too. Since the beginning of time … or at least as long as we have had dogs … we’ve used the same type of car harness for them. It was the most common kind – the ones with a tether that attaches to the back of the dog’s harness on one end and snaps into the…
  • Friday Pet Photo Challenge

    Amy Burkert
    12 Dec 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 Sara R. of Stillwater, Oklahoma - she recognized this destination as Badlands National Park in South Dakota! We hope you enjoy your “Travels with Ty & Buster” calendar, Sara! Photo copyright: Denise W. (@mymeeko on Instagram) Let’s See Your Photos … Mucho barko to Denise W. for sharing last…
 
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    Pawcurious: With Pet Lifestyle Expert and Veterinarian Dr. V.

  • What Your Natural Health Magazine Doesn’t Want You To Know

    Dr. V
    21 Dec 2014 | 11:16 am
    After the fifth time someone forwarded me “The Shocking Truth Your Vet Is Hiding” type articles in the past week, I had to take a stop from my scheduled 12 Days of Clinics to address it. I debated on a few clickbait titles for this post: alt: “Why Magazines are Getting Away With Murder” alt: “The Shocking Truth These Publishers Are Hiding” It doesn’t really matter what the title is or if it related to the content anyway, but I imagine you already know that. But let’s step back a moment, and go back for a breath to 2011. The most singularly…
  • On the seventh day of Clinics:

    Dr. V
    20 Dec 2014 | 10:55 am
    My bald dog gave to me:   6 Old Souls Graying 5 Moldy Rings! 4 Gastric Grommets 3 Dead Pens 2 Blown Up Gloves And a linear Foreign Body!
  • On the sixth day of clinics…

    Dr. V
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:13 pm
    My clients brought to me:     5 Moldy Rings! 4 Gastric Grommets 3 Dead Pens 2 Blown Up Gloves And a linear Foreign Body!
  • On the fifth day of Clinics

    Dr. V
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:54 am
    On the fifth day of clinics, my ref lab sent to me:   4 Gastric grommets 3 Dead Pens 2 Blown up Gloves And a linear Foreign Body!
  • On the fourth day of clinics

    Dr. V
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:36 am
    My clients gave to me:   3 Dead Pens 2 Blown Up Gloves And a linear foreign body!   Thank you to Jessi J for the radiograph! She writes: “Boo ate a leather drawstring bag, and my only clue were a few remaining pieces of string. The radiograph was our confirmation…” 
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    PetRelocation.com Blog

  • Incredible Experiences: Schneider's Suspenseful Move to Texas!

    PetRelocation.com Customer
    22 Dec 2014 | 8:14 am
    Name: Tim Pet's Name: Schneider From: Prague, Czech Republic To: Dallas, Texas, USA "Airline Strikes, Pregnant Wife, Snowy and Icy Roads… What else could go wrong?" Two weeks ago (December 5th), PetRelocation delivered our furry boy, Schneider, back home to Texas from Prague, Czech Republic. We decided to make the move back to Texas in the early summer, so we explored our options and spoke with Matt at PetRelocation extensively. He can attest to the fact that we were full of questions about every single detail of the move. He gave us the confidence we…
  • Dog Travel to the United Arab Emirates

    Pet Travel Questions
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Name: Iulia Number of Pets: 1 Pet Type: Dog Pet Breed: Yorkshire Terrier From: EU To: UAE   Greetings, 1. Some say that the Rabies antibody test must be done 3 months before entering UAE (I do not have this kind of time). Is that true? 2. Also some say that the pet needs to be chipped before or on the day of the rabies vaccination but definitely not after. Is that true? 3. And last but not least, how can I prearrange the pet taxi for myself and my pet (if we successfully make it out of the airport in Dubai)? Best Regards, Iulia   Hi Iulia, Thanks for your questions! Moving pets to…
  • Pet News Links: Preparing Pets for the Holidays

    Caitlin Moore
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:45 am
    Holiday home safety tips for dogs. Have you heard of the Million Cat Challenge The CEO of PetRelocation talks relocating pets with the Houston Chronicle.  Vet-approved holiday travel tips.  This California Cat Cafe promotes adoptions along with cuteness and coffee. PetSmart was just sold in an $8.7 billion deal. Tuna, the famous traveling dog.    Have a good weekend!  
  • Year in Review: Incredible Experiences of 2014 (Part 2)

    PetRelocation.com Customer
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:50 am
    As 2014 draws to a close, we're looking back at some of the happy moments and featured pet relocations from the past year. We already shared Part 1 of our Pet Moves of the Month, and now here' s Part 2. Enjoy these reunion stories!   July: Wednesday Wednesday the cat moved all the way to New Zealand, which happens to be one of the trickier destinations when it comes to moving a pet. Her parents worked hard to acclimate her to her crate beforehand and there was lots of teamwork during the planning process, and now Wednesday is with her family where she belongs!    …
  • Cat Travel to Australia from Papua New Guinea

    Pet Travel Questions
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Name: Beverley Number of Pets: 1 Pet Type: Cat Pet Breed: Tabbie From: Papua New Guinea To: Australia   Dear PetRelocation, Please advise what is required before my cat can travel from Papua New Guinea to Australia. Thanks, Beverley   Hi Beverley, Thanks for your inquiry! Australia is a rabies-free country with fairly strict import requirements, however you will be able to bring your cat there by following the stated rules. Papua New Guinea is a "Category 2" country, so you'll need to use the Australia Department of Agriculture website to…
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    Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews

  • Halo Dog Food, Holistic Dog Food, Natural Dog & Cat Food Tarpon Springs FL

    naturaldogfoodseo
    20 Dec 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Dog Lovers – The Ultimate Dog & Cat Store 727-937-1705 39934 Us Highway 19 N, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689 http://www.dogloverstarpon.com https://www.facebook.co… Video Rating: 0 / 5 Halo Dog Food, Holistic Dog Food, Natural Dog & Cat Food Tarpon Springs FL is a post from: Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews See also a free ...Halo Dog Food, Holistic Dog Food, Natural Dog & Cat Food Tarpon Springs FL 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…
  • Healthy Dog Food – Is This REALLY Healthy Dog Food?

    naturaldogfoodseo
    16 Dec 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Click Here: http://www.healthydogfood.naturalhealingproductservices.com Healthy Dog Food. Are you REALLY providing Healthy Dog Food Healthy dog food = homema… Healthy Dog Food – Is This REALLY Healthy Dog Food? 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 ...Healthy Dog Food – Is This REALLY Healthy Dog Food? 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: Doggie…
  • Welcome to fitbitonewristband.com Jawbone Up 24 vs Fitbit Flex Review

    naturaldogfoodseo
    15 Dec 2014 | 12:32 am
    Welcome to fitbitonewristband.com Jawbone Up 24 review - Fitness goes well past the important neighborhood twice and strength training at the gym. To become fit you should watch your food intake, how you sleep and being very active. However, it is sometimes complicated to be fit if you fail to keep track of what you’re doing. This ...Welcome to fitbitonewristband.com Jawbone Up 24 vs Fitbit Flex Review 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…
  • Healthy Dog Food

    naturaldogfoodseo
    12 Dec 2014 | 6:28 pm
    The healthiest All Natural Human Grade Dog Food on the market is profiled on a CBS interview. Dr. Janice Elenbaas guests with Murphy and Bugsy Wonderdog to t… Video Rating: 4 / 5 Healthy Dog Food is a post from: Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews See also a free dog food cook book ...Healthy Dog Food 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 healthy homemade dog food recipes | homemade dog food | homemade dog food recipes…
  • raw dog food latest 2014 pictures

    naturaldogfoodseo
    8 Dec 2014 | 9:29 pm
    raw dog food Raw Dog Food Diet: Benefits and Risks – Pets – WebMD pets.webmd.com/dogs/…/raw-dog-food-dietary-concerns-benefits-and-ri… Experts talk with … Video Rating: 5 / 5 raw dog food latest 2014 pictures is a post from: Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews See also a free dog food cook book - Recipes For Dog Food Sponsored ...raw dog food latest 2014 pictures 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: healthy dog food latest…
 
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    Pets Teach Us So Much Blog™

  • What the World Needs Now…

    Karen Varley
    22 Dec 2014 | 9:37 am
      Santa dog! What the World Needs Now ‘What the world needs now is love, sweet love It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of’ Hal David/Burt Bacharach 1965 These words are as true today as they were in 1965. Of course, they are as true as they have always been. The world is always in need of more love. However, also true are the words of Ghandi: “Where there is love, there is life.” And so, through acts of kindness, large and small, people of good will press on together to make life a little sweeter and more loving. The late Alvin Lee of Ten…
  • Lykoi Cat Breed, the New Kid on TICA’s block!

    Vickie Fisher
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:22 am
    The Lykoi Cat The New Kid on TICA’s block! Meet the Lykoi! Approved at the last meeting of the TICA Board of Directors, the Lykoi begins its journey of acceptance as an exciting new championship breed. The name Lykoi is a play off the Greek word Lycos, meaning wolf, and was chosen as descriptive of the cat’s “look” – a little wolf cat. The Lykoi results from a naturally-occurring gene, originally identified in a feral cat population. The Lykoi breed was founded in 2011 by Johnny Gobble, Brittney Gobble, and Patti Thomas when two unrelated litters of kittens were…
  • Silent but Deadly Dog Farts

    Kimberly Gauthier
    12 Dec 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Ummm…yuck! Image attribute: DepositPhoto/willeecole Silent but Deadly Dog Farts All of our dogs fart and many of us have a dog who can clear a room. In our home, it’s Rodrigo. Raising him has taught me the true definition of “silent but deadly.” It got so bad one week that when he walked into a room, he stopped our conversation. It was time for some changes. Healthy gut, healthy dog… Our dogs’ digestive system is closely tied to their immune system. If they have tummy trouble, this can lead to a host of other health issues if left unchecked, so it’s…
  • Pets Teach Us So Much 149 with Robbin and Joseph Everett

    Lookie Lou &#38; The TPPC.tv Crew
    8 Dec 2014 | 10:24 am
    It’s time for the most popular pet podcast and animal related radio show to fill your day with puppy kisses and kitty head bonks! You know we are not a boring cat podcast or dreary dog podcast.  Robbin and Joseph Everett will bring a spicy meatball of an animal radio show like none you have ever heard! Woot, Woot!   Rescued Kees finding new homes Dee Winfield joins us to talk about the Keeshond community’s fight to Free The Kees in upstate NY.  Tune in Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 6:00 PM EST to learn more about this riveting and disturbing case.
  • 18 Must Have Gifts for Dog and Cat Owners with Giveaway

    Lookie Lou &#38; The TPPC.tv Crew
    3 Dec 2014 | 9:07 pm
    ***All of these items will be discussed on our Pets Teach Us So Much Radio show, Dec. 4 at 6:00 PM ET on http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tppctv or available anytime on our site, iTunes or Stitcher!*** 18 Must have gifts for dog and cat owners…YES! It’s the ultimate pet lover’s holiday gift guide. It’s time for the 2014 Ultimate Holiday Pet Lover’s Gift Guide. Below you will find some great picks to delight pet pawrents! These gifts are thoughtful, cool, trendy and tops on our list! Certainly will meet all the needs of any pet’s Mind, Body and Soul. Body-…
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    FIDO Friendly

  • Go-Go Dog Pal - FIDO Will Thank You

    susan@fidofriendly.com
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:10 am
    Go-Go Dog Pals is fun for both dogs and humans alike! It really doesn’t get any more fun than this. Imagine two dogs chasing a remote control powered gadget with a cute face of an animal all over the yard…….a picture is worth a thousand words but the look on your dogs face as they say, is priceless. The little tail waiving in the breeze is just adorable and watching your dog trying to figure...
  • ORVIS Dog Pillows and Bedding Offer Unique Holiday Gifts for FIDO and Family

    susan@fidofriendly.com
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Still need some last minute gifts for your best buddy?  Orvis has some great unique items to make FIDO wag and you smile! Orvis Handhooked Lab Pillows - $79 each An Orvis Exclusive. Charming handhooked accent dog pillows featuring a lab with a roadster convertible, iconic Woody Wagon or classic biplane. 14" x 20". Pure New Zealand wool face, zippered cotton velveteen backing with poly-fill...
  • Important Tips from Penn Vet to Keep Pets Safe in Cold Weather

    susan@fidofriendly.com
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:33 pm
    The cold weather is here and extra care needs to be taken to keep companion animals comfortable and healthy throughout the winter season. Dr. Kenneth Drobatz, Chief of the Emergency Service at Penn Vet’s Ryan Hospital, offers the following tips: When walking a dog, keep it leashed. Avoid icy walkways, as the animal can slip and pull muscles and ligaments. Slips and falls also can aggravate...
  • Cuddle Up With FIDO In This Orvis Lab Throw

    susan@fidofriendly.com
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:23 pm
    The weather outside may be frightful but inside will be delightful with this FIDO fabulous Lab Throw Blanket! Ahhhhhhh, picture it now - you can wrap both you and Fido up in the warm soft brushed Lab Throw from Orvis. Perfect for cuddle time or to protect furniture. Your know your shopping list isn't complete without a gift or two for FIDO - and you can't go wrong with something YOU will love...
  • ORVIS Gift Basket For FIDO

    susan@fidofriendly.com
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:01 pm
    Don't forget Fido this holiday season! He will be sure to sniff out his present under the tree with this Orvis exclusive. The perfect present for your good dog. Santa moose and reindeer 'Knottie' squeaker toys, yummy buddy biscuits, a rawhide bone...all wrapped up in a handy burlap tote. Shipped to USA only. Toys are imported. Rawhide is imported from Brazil. Treats are made in the USA. To...
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    Dogblog

  • How come it’s dogs always gotta guard the gates to the...

    11 Dec 2014 | 10:58 am
    How come it’s dogs always gotta guard the gates to the land of the dead and whatnot? Don’t nobody realize them dogs need a break too, sometime? (dog 711)
  • All right, look. If we ever decide to genetically modify dogs to...

    4 Dec 2014 | 10:57 am
    All right, look. If we ever decide to genetically modify dogs to become as intelligent as humans so we can have dinner parties where everyone sits around a table to share a meal and scintillating conversation, we’re gonna have to do something about the way they drink. Nobody likes a mess on the table, people. Straws? How about inventing straws for dogs? Can we get on that? Okay, great. Thank you. (dog 710)
  • Click here to support Ruby's Skin Cancer Is Expen$ive by Stacey Andeen

    24 Nov 2014 | 10:40 am
    Click here to support Ruby's Skin Cancer Is Expen$ive by Stacey Andeen: staceyjoy: Guys. This is Ruby. She’s eight years old and I got her when she was about two and a half. We estimate that she’s mostly shepherd and australian cattle dog with some corgi thrown in. She’s from southern Illinois, where she was originally owned by this family who did not give one flying fuck abo… Any help is appreciated. And if you can’t help, that’s totally cool, but maybe share with someone who can, and boost the crap out of this. Please and thank you, from the both of us. BREAKING CONTENT FORMAT…
  • The introduction of the High-Gloss Dog in 1957 by Chevrolet...

    17 Nov 2014 | 11:45 am
    The introduction of the High-Gloss Dog in 1957 by Chevrolet caused a stir throughout the industry, as it became quickly apparent that its low-friction coating resulted in a high enough reduction of drag that the AKC upgraded all High-Gloss models from Moderate (4-6) to High (7-9) on their nine-point aerodynamic scale by default. This prompted something of an “engineering renaissance” in the design rooms at Ford, Daimler-Benz, and General Electric, the breadth and impact of which are not germane to the scope of this article. (dog 709)
  • Dog, (n). A frequently-occurring natural phenomenon which, when...

    5 Nov 2014 | 11:53 am
    Dog, (n). A frequently-occurring natural phenomenon which, when encountered, may result in the improvement of one’s day by as much as 100%. (dog 708)
 
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    PawPosse.com

  • Why Do Dogs Get Depressed?

    PawPosse.com
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:56 pm
    I was 13 when our German Shepherd mix, Sheba, passed away. Duke, a white German Shepherd mix who w...
  • Poisonous Foods Dogs Beg For

    PawPosse.com
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Dont let the puppy eyes fool you - poisonous foods dogs beg for are everywhere, and many are proba...
  • How To Teach A Dog To Go To Bed

    PawPosse.com
    15 Nov 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Go to bed is one of the simplest and most useful commands youll ever teach. A few times this ...
  • My Dog Is Limping - Why?

    PawPosse.com
    10 Nov 2014 | 10:09 am
    Many of us dog owners have been there. One minute everything is fine; the next, you go on high ...
  • Why Do Dogs Have Seizures?

    PawPosse.com
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:03 am
    Watching a dog go into convulsions and lose control is a scary thing. Seizures are common enoug...
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    Miniature Schnauzer Blog

  • Meet Our Sweet Piper!

    20 Dec 2014 | 12:15 pm
    We are pleased to introduce Piper, our precious pup, who is 3 years old! She is the delight of our lives and the best companion we could ask for. Piper
  • I'm Benji.. Merry Christmas..

    20 Dec 2014 | 12:13 pm
    I'm Benji and I thought I'd wish you all a very Merry Christmas .. with photos.. but my two pals who I live with say Merry Christmas too.. Mummy took
  • Smokey Appel

    20 Dec 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Smokey is a 5-year-old miniature schnauzer. From the day we brought him home we knew he was our special little boy. Even though Smokey was a runt, he
  • Celebrating Jasper

    17 Dec 2014 | 2:41 am
    Every schnauzer is uniquely special, schnauzer folk know that. I'm so terribly sorry for the loss that many of you are also feeling. Jasper was my world.
  • Marleigh Mae's First Christmas

    16 Dec 2014 | 11:35 am
    Our little Marleigh Mae came to us on September 28th of this year. We already have a mini schnoodle and were looking to get another one, but when we saw
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    Cleo's Blog | My Senior Rescue Dog Life

  • I'm thankful for my dog this Thanksgiving

    Sharon
    30 Nov 2014 | 11:35 am
    This Thanksgiving I’m thankful for my dog Cleo. We raised a glass to her at dinner. We spoke of her many exploits in tribute to her wonderful life as our sweet girl. Her country cousins Bruin and Teddy did their best to slobber and snuggle away any sad tears we may have shed.  You may have read my senior dog passed away surrounded by salmon treats and love in late September, but I’m still so very thankful for her continued positive influence. I may have moments of melancholy but it isn't long before a memory of Cleo uplifts my thoughts.  How she manages to give…
  • 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
 
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  • Adoptable Senior Dog of the Week: Elmer

    Sharon
    21 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    What an adorable little spaniel and adoptable senior dog. You'll be humming Elvis Presley's song, "Stuck on You" before you know it after you meet little Elmer here.  He is a sweet and mellow dog that is ready to spend his retirement years snuggled up on your couch. Not only will Elmer warm your lap, but we’re sure he’ll warm your heart, too! This special guy brings a smile to everyone’s face. We think Elmer is 10-12 years young, weighing about 15 lbs. Fall in love with him at Muttville on Rescue Row! Related articles Giving Fearlessly to Senior Dogs During Their…
  • If my dog spoke she would never say this, would yours?

    Sharon
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:34 pm
    This holiday season has been rough because the loss of my sweet old dog is still fresh. We have delayed putting up any decorations that remind us of her, and we skipped putting up stockings all together because I can't bear to see hers. Given that my dog didn't need me now, I decided to fly to Arizona to visit my mother. She's up there in age and with our shared background loving dogs, I knew she'd know what to say to help me manage my grief. Have you ever had one of those times when you are just so surprised by your reaction to something? Where you are caught off guard by the…
  • My what big ears you have!

    Sharon
    15 Dec 2014 | 12:10 pm
    My dog never gave me the "head tilt" like Lassie, Benji or even Rin Tin Tin might have on television, but she sure gave me an expression that said she was hip to my words. By the time we'd been together for a few years, her vocabulary was on its way to making our life together an adventure. While she still had her vision, I would use visual prompts to play games with her. Later when she couldn't see with her eyes, I watched as she used her ears to understand what we were saying.  "Although we cannot say how much or in what way dogs understand information in speech…
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    BorderWars

  • Shelters kill. So why call them Shelters?

    Christopher
    30 Nov 2014 | 1:41 am
    This topic is depressing. Here’s Gemma being cute. shel·ter noun 1. a place giving protection from bad weather or danger. 2. a place providing food and accommodation for the homeless. 3. an animal sanctuary. 4. a shielded condition; protection. Shelters kill dogs and cats. So why do we call them shelters when they don’t offer actual shelter? Do you know what we call places where we keep unwanted things for picking over by strangers until they are regularly thrown away? Garbage Cans. And do you know what we call places we send the old and infirm to die because we can’t…
  • Dog Culture is Religion and Politics

    Christopher
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:09 am
    Enough dogma, throw the disc. It’s an often reiterated rule of etiquette to never discuss religion or politics in polite company.  And this is why etiquette is for pussies. See, “religion and politics” are essentially stand-ins for weltanschuuang – a larger world view that incorporates philosophy, values, and ethics.  The big IMPORTANT things in life unless you’ve tuned out and decided to just get by and let other people do your heavy lifting for you. The dog world is inherently religious and political and thus any meaningful discussion of the culture is bound…
  • Spoils of the Dog War

    Christopher
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:34 pm
    The small elite group of conformation breeders are Platonists; they believe that the substantive reality of Border Collies is only a reflection of a higher truth, and their activity is the key to divining that perfect essence. The small elite group of trial breeders also believes that there is a higher truth to the Border Collie, that their activity is the key to approaching that truth, and that their philosophy stands above and to the exclusion of all others. But they are not Platonists, as their search is accomplished on a field, not in the mind. The ideal Border Collie is discerned by…
  • 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…
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    VPI Hambone Award

  • Hysterical Husky’s Car Leap Lands Him in the Hospital

    Ryan
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Chelsea Brandt of Lawrence Township, N.J., and her trusty Husky “Eero” have built a strong bond as best friends and roommates since her move from Virginia. Every day after Chelsea comes home from work, she and Eero head to the dog park for fun and relaxation. However, one day their routine hit a major speed bump, when Eero got overly excited and jumped out of Chelsea’s SUV, which was traveling at more than 35 mph. It was an average day when Chelsea arrived home and was greeted at the door by her hyper 11-month-old Husky. After settling Eero down, Chelsea prepared for her daily dog park…
  • VPI Reveals Most Popular Names of 2014

    Ryan
    2 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    For the third straight year, “Bella” reigns as the most common name among both dogs and cats in 2014. “Bailey” was a close second in the dog category and “Max” was once again the feline runner up. The exotic pet category, which includes birds, rodents and reptiles, revealed a new top name with “Coco” leading the pack. Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation’s first and largest provider of pet health insurance, sorted its database of more than 500,000 insured pets to determine the most popular pet names of 2014. Following are the top 10 most common monikers for dogs,…
  • VPI Raises $20,000 to Help #CurePetCancer

    Ryan
    1 Dec 2014 | 8:35 am
    The results are in… VPI’s #CurePetCancer campaign raised $20,000 for animal cancer research! The donation will go to the Animal Cancer Foundation to help develop and support comparative oncology research that advances the prevention and treatment of cancer for people and pets. Throughout National Pet Cancer Awareness month, VPI promised to donate $5, up to $10,000, for every story, picture and statistic shared with #CurePetCancer on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. However, the overwhelming participation from the pet loving community helped us double our goal! Thank you to everyone…
  • Resilience: Kali the Corgi Fights Cancer and a Tornado

    Ryan
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:12 am
    Rick and Karen Arduine and their 10-year-old Corgi Kali can best be described as resilient. The family had to overcome harsh circumstances in 2013 and move forward after two life-altering tragedies. The first misfortune has affected Kali the most. After a routine check-up and dental exam, their veterinarian discovered an abscess in Kali’s mouth. Further testing revealed every pet owner’s worst nightmare.  Kali was suffering from a form of cancer known as Lymphosarcoma. “Kali has an amazing personality and is a huge part of this family,” said Rick. “We were shocked to find out that…
  • Beating Cancer: Redd’s Badge of Courage

    Ryan
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:15 am
    For Pam Norwood of Broken Arrow OK., her dogs are much more than just pets, they’re family. Along with her husband and two sons, Pam’s family has two dogs, including Redd, a 6-year-old Vizsla mix with a fitting name. Redd was an unplanned rescue that was surrendered at a veterinary hospital before the Norwoods brought her home. “My son found Redd and asked me to adopt her,” said Pam. “At first, I said no way! We don’t need another dog. But then he brought her home to foster and we fell in love with her. They say when you rescue a dog, you don’t know who adopted who. I think Redd…
 
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    Bunny's Blog

  • One million pets adopted through Blue Buffalo Home 4 the Holidays campaign

    Vicki Cook
    20 Dec 2014 | 7:49 am
    Via PR Newswire - The holiday season is a time to surround yourself with loved ones—and pets are no exception.Through Blue Buffalo's Home 4 the Holidays campaign, the company has announced the initiative reached this year's holiday goal of finding a forever home for one million deserving dogs and cats throughout the world.In celebration of reaching this year's goal, an adopting family will be gifted with a one-year supply of Blue Buffalo product for their new pet and the participating shelter will receive 2,500 pounds of food."I can't think of a more amazing holiday gift—already reaching…
  • Jackson Galaxy announces launch of the Jackson Galaxy Foundation

    Vicki Cook
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:15 am
    Jackson Galaxy announces the launch of the Jackson Galaxy Foundation, a resource that will support pet shelters in need through education, monetary & food grants, and more.Learn about his new foundation and the first donation pets-in-need will be receiving: $20,000 dollars worth of food from Wellness Pet Food.  The Jackson Galaxy Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit, was created to improve the lives of sheltered animals by transforming the places they live and by helping the people who care for them.The Foundation focuses on programs that drive innovation in sheltering by raising awareness…
  • Red Star Rescue Team to help in New Jersey animal shelter crisis

    Vicki Cook
    13 Dec 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Via AmericanHumane.org - American Humane Association’s renowned Red Star Animal Emergency Services team has deployed to Helmetta, New Jersey at the request of the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NJSPCA) to help animals in need following the voluntary receivership of a shelter.More than 100 cats and dogs were found in deplorable conditions and the local borough council approved a temporary takeover of the shelter following alarming reports of conditions at the shelter. The animal shelter was quarantined for adoptions after the local health department found…
  • Swheat Scoop helps homeless felines through new philanthropic program

    Vicki Cook
    10 Dec 2014 | 7:49 am
    Via PR Newswire - Swheat Scoop has announced the formal launch of its new Swheat Shares program, in which the makers of the all-natural wheat clumping litter will partner monthly with a different rescue facility by donating 2,000 pounds of Swheat Scoop litter for use in conjunction with the rescue's foster and shelter programs.In the U.S., approximately 10 million companion animals enter animal shelters and rescues each year. These organizations play a vital role in the lives of cats across the country, ensuring that homeless felines are provided food, water and protection while they wait for…
  • Hollywood Mobile Pet Grooming gives life-saving homeless dog makeovers

    Vicki Cook
    6 Dec 2014 | 4:53 pm
    Via PRWeb – On Saturday December 6th, Hollywood Mobile Pet Grooming rolled all five of their mobile pet spa vans to the Union Rescue Mission in Los Angeles to groom the homeless pets on Skid Row.They also brought donations from Pet Express (free dog food), the Rescue Train (free leashes and volunteers), Sprinkles Cupcakes, Dog Toys (Timberwolf), and Santa Paws read and gave gifts to the homeless children at the Union Rescue Mission.Tragically, 4 million homeless pets are killed each year in America’s shelters. More than seven animals per minute are killed in shelters unnecessarily. That…
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    Love My Pets GPS

  • Teaching Your Dog To Listen: Advice On Creating A Successful Dog Training Program

    MinervaW
    21 Dec 2014 | 7:11 am
    Dog owners buy their pet expecting things to turn out well. Yet, all too often things don’t go as expected and the dog is given to an animal shelter. This doesn’t need to be the cause, though. Properly trained dogs have the potential to be charming, happy and loving parts of any family. As long as you are willing to put the time in, training your dog can be anRelated Posts:Teach Your Dog To Mind With These Training TipsThe Best Tips For Training Your DogThese Steps Will Help You Train Your DogTurn Him Into Your Best FriendTrain Your Pooch By Following This Advice.
  • Training Tips To Help Your Dog Achieve His Best

    MinervaW
    20 Dec 2014 | 6:08 am
    You love your pet and you surely care for the things you own. Unfortunately, your dog does not value your belongings as you do, and anything that looks chew-able will be chewed on. Read on for insight and advice that will help you to train your pet more effectively and with as little frustration as possible. Use small steps when training a dog or pup to get into a crate,Related Posts:Advice For Training Your Dog Quickly And EfficientlyGet Your Dog Trained Today With These Simple TipsRewards And Punishment, The Basics Of Dog TrainingEfficient And Effective Ways To Train Your DogLearn How To…
  • Plan Your Dog’s Training And Make It Fun

    MinervaW
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:46 am
    If you have a dog that is poorly behaved, learning more about canine training can really help your dog become more obedient. The following article will help to make training your dog a little easier. A main focus of training is timing your sessions appropriately. Begin with shorter training sessions and gradually increase the time each day. Pay attention to the point when your dog starts to get restless. TIP!Related Posts:Dog Behavior Problems Solved With Easy Training TechniquesThese Steps Will Help You Train Your DogHow To Properly Train Your DogTraining Your Dog To Save Your…
  • Glucosamine for Dogs Joint Supplement – Best Price with 180 Yummy Tablets and the Top Ingredients!

    Alex
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:41 pm
    Our dogs are our good friends – there's no two ways about it, and as they age, many of them have wellness conditions that require attention. My father's big canine had been hopping for quite some time. It appeared as though he had an issue with arthritis or hip dysplasia-I do not actually recall which, however in either case, it was apparent that he was awkward. So, we decided toRelated Posts:Glucosamine for Dogs. Hip & Joint Supplement with…Glucosamine for Dogs (180 Count) moist Chews with…Liquid Glucosmine for DogsLiquid Glucosamine for Dogs Reduces Your…
  • Easy Steps To A Well Behaved Dog

    MinervaW
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:40 pm
    Are you thinking of getting a dog and don’t know where to begin training it? Does your dog exhibit certain behaviors you do not like? Either way, you are sure to find useful advice in this article. Keep reading to learn easy tips for training a dog. Dogs have the uncanny ability to have single-minded focus when something catches their attention. With enough training, your dog should be able toRelated Posts:Training A Dog To Listen To Commands Can Be EasyThe Best Dog Training Starts With The OwnerPuppy Training Tips That Are Sure To WorkTrain Your Dog To Obey Your CommandsEffective…
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    Cat Man Do | Dr. Arnold Plotnick

  • Reader Question: Treatment for Low-Grade Intestinal Lymphoma

    Arnold Plotnick
    20 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Question:Dear Dr. Plotnick,My 12-year-old cat Molly has just been diagnosed with small-cell intestinal lymphoma, following a surgical biopsy.  What can I expect in terms of treatment and prognosis? Thank you very much.Susan M. S.Answer:Dear Susan,I’m sorry to hear that Molly has lymphoma. The encouraging news is that her form of lymphoma is very treatable, and most cats respond very well to treatment.Intestinal lymphoma is often classified as being either “large cell” or “small cell”.  Large cell lymphoma is sometimes called high-grade lymphoma.  It is a…
  • Reader Question: Broken Paw and Surgery Recovery

    Arnold Plotnick
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:40 am
    Question:Dear Dr. Plotnick,My cat broke her paw and she had surgery within 24 hours of it happening. She is recovering (surgery was a week ago today) and she seems to be getting back to herself a little more every day.  She is eating, drinking and cuddling and resting most importantly.  Can you please let me know when a cat has surgery on her paw wrist, uses the splint from 2 – 3 weeks and does the proper rest for 8 – 10 weeks - are the chances good for a full recovery? I am very concerned for her and want her to be ok – I am of course just very worried about her well-being.
  • Paw of Mittens

    Arnold Plotnick
    9 Dec 2014 | 11:15 am
    I took a few photos of my polydactyl cat Mittens That's all for now.
  • Feline Asthma

    Arnold Plotnick
    8 Dec 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Feline AsthmaMy first appointment of the morning was to see Gypsy, a 5 year old neutered male Siamese owned by Gail Harstein.  The chief complaint written in the appointment book was the vaguely worded “hairball problem”.  In the exam room, I asked Gail to elaborate.“He’s been trying to cough up a hairball for weeks”, said Gail, “but nothing comes up.”  As a feline practitioner, I hear the mistakenly used phrase “coughing up a hairball” at least once a week.  Hairballs live in the stomach.  Cats vomit hairballs.  Vomiting is associated with the…
  • Reader Question: How Contagious is Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV)?

    Arnold Plotnick
    11 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Mona Lisa, a sweet rescue kitten with FeLV.Dear Dr. Plotnick, Originally published in Cat Fancy Magazine, October 2014Question:I recently took in a very sweet feral kitty and discovered that she tested positive for feline leukemia upon a blood test in March. I was told that if she retests negative, she is free and clear.  Does that mean she will no longer be able to transmit the disease to the healthy cat that is already living with me? I have not been able to find any information to confirm what I have been told.Thank you so much,Diane B.Answer:Diane,You’ve asked a…
 
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    PetFriendlyIreland

  • Arthur, the stray dog who joined a Swedish race team and refused to stay behind

    Peter
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:55 pm
    When the four members of the Swedish Peak Performance Team began a 430-mile race through the Amazon rain forest, they had no idea they were about to make an unlikely friend along the way. Photo: Krister Göransson It all started during the final stages of the Adventure Racing World Championship in Ecuador, one of the toughest races in the world. When the adventure racing team was preparing to start a 24.8 mile jungle trek, Swedish Peak Performance Team captain Mikael Lindnord saw a dog looking for food and shared a meatball with it. The team had no idea the dog had been following them, until…
  • Galway Charity Dog Show 2014

    Peter
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:37 pm
    The first annual Galway Charity Dog Show will be held at Gort Mart, Gort, County Galway, on Sunday 30th November. The Galway Charity Dog Show will be raising funds and awareness for Irish Dogs for the Disabled, a charity founded in 2007 to improve the lives of children and adults living with physical disabilities in Ireland. You can find out more about Irish Dogs for the Disabled on their website at www.dogsfordisabled.ie. The Dog Show will also be raising funds for the Galway Dog Club Agility Team. Entry for the Dog Show will be open from 11.30am. Judging commences at 1pm. Entry fee: €4…
  • Dog Friendly Cork – A Fantastic Initiative

    Peter
    11 Nov 2014 | 3:56 am
    Dog Friendly Cork is a fantastic initiative, with a facebook page for dog-lovers living in or visiting Cork who are looking to share dog-friendly tips and information. The Dog Friendly Cork Facebook page aims to find dog-friendly facilities, services and events at which dogs are welcome, and to share information and tips on dog-friendly accommodation, parks, walks, beaches, shops, restaurants; in fact, anything pet-friendly really. The Dog Friendly Cork Facebook page also lists dog-friendly social events, such as the Dog Walking Club, and a campaign for a dedicated dog park in Cork.
  • Seeing-eye dog helps blind dog

    Peter
    8 Nov 2014 | 8:42 am
    Buster and Molly are a very special pair of dogs. Buster and Molly wound up in the animal shelter after they’d been found dumped on a farm in Washington State. Staff at the shelter noticed the 8-year-old beagle Molly and her side-kick cattle dog/beagle mix Buster didn’t always listen, but they chalked that up to senior pet behavior. It was when they spotted Buster bumping into walls, that it became clear why these canine companions were so bonded. Buster is blind and Molly is his eyes. Molly uses her body to buffer her companion from hard knocks and guides him in and out of doggy…
  • Petplan & ADCH Animal Charity Awards 2015

    Peter
    4 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    Nominations are now open for the Petplan & ADCH Animal Charity Awards 2015. These inspirational awards celebrate the fantastic work that goes on in not for profit animal welfare organisations across the UK, Ireland and Channel Islands, and recognise those who go that extra mile to help animals in need. This is an opportunity for the public to say thank you to someone at their local animal charity that has gone above and beyond in their mission to improve animal well-being. The award categories are: Animal Charity Team of the Year Animal Charity Employee of the Year Animal Charity…
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    Pets Adviser

  • Why Do Cats Chew Wool?

    T.J. Banks
    22 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Pets Adviser - Cats love to chase and bite things, but ingesting those things can cause serious health concerns.
  • Breed Profile: Redbone Coonhound

    Kristine Lacoste
    20 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Pets Adviser - Redbone coonhounds are active, playful hunting dogs who are good with children and other dogs, although they might chase cats and smaller animals.
  • Dust Mites and Pet Allergies

    Dr. Pippa Elliott, BVMS, MRCVS
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Pets Adviser - House dust mites are one of the most common pet allergens, with around 30 percent of dogs who have allergies reacting strongly to their presence.
  • Bartonella — No Longer a Problem Just for Cats

    Dr. Pippa Elliott, BVMS, MRCVS
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Pets Adviser - Bartonella infection may have prompted the title of the song “Cat Scratch Fever,” but it isn’t anything to sing about. Learn how this bacterium affects pets.
  • What Veterinarians Learn From a Urine Sample

    Dr. Debora Lichtenberg, VMD
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Pets Adviser - A urinalysis is one of the most important diagnostic tools in a vet's toolbelt. Read this article to learn about all the info it can tell us.
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    Life With Dogs And Puppies Blog

  • Results Of Mini Survey From Small Dogs Meetup Group

    Clint Cora
    3 Dec 2014 | 11:47 am
    Small Dogs Meetup Group Survey During the fall, I surveyed members of my Small Dogs Meetup group and asked them two questions.   I wanted to get a better idea of the best times to come out for our dog outings. Athough the sample size for the survey was not very big (only seven people responded), the results were quite obvious and therefore helpful.  Instead of showing percentages, I’m going to show the actual number of responses for each of the question choicessince the sample size is so small. Most Preferred Days/Times To Come Out Which will be the best days/times for you and your…
  • Puppies Can Try Dog Walks With Others

    Clint Cora
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Puppies Can Try Dog Walks Recently, we had some owners of new young puppies who joined our Mississauga GTA Small Dogs Outings Meetup group.  Although I don’t recommend it for young puppies who are still quite shy to come out with our dog gang yet, it is possible to help integrate them slowly with our group dog walks. At our dog Meetup group, we do both visits to dog parks as well as dog walks.  I certainly do not recommend that these puppies are brought to dog parks especially if they can get scared by other dogs, especially energetic larger ones, approaching them unleashed.  This is…
  • Dog Affiliate Program Available To Make Extra Income

    Clint Cora
    14 Nov 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Dog Affiliate Program Many of our readers are probably aware that we have an indoor potty training system for dogs using a dog litterbox.  This program comes in the form of an ebook as well as an online video program.  Both versions have been very successful helpful dog owners potty train their puppies indoors using a dog litterbox or something similar that can be used inside. Did you know that this potty training system is available as a dog affiliate program? What this means is that if you have a website or a blog, you can earn 50% commissions on sales of this potty training system via…
  • One Big Lhasa Apso Dog

    Clint Cora
    4 Nov 2014 | 10:04 am
    Big Lhasa Apso Dog My Lhasa Apso dogs Chester and Roxie are considered to be fairly big for their breed as they weigh in between 18 to 20 pounds each on average.  They come from a pretty stocky lineage.  Their uncle Sunny, who was Canada’s top Lhasa Apso in the show circuit for five years, also weighs in at about 20 pounds. My first and second Lhasa Apsos Pepper and Max, were about 16 to 17 pounds during their prime years.  For the longest time, this weight range was pretty well the standard for the Lhasa Apso breed. You can imagine my surprise the other weekend when my Small Dogs…
  • New 2015 Dog Calendars

    Clint Cora
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:16 am
    2015 Dog Calendars Each year, a company called Dogbreedstore/Calendars.com released new calendars featuring different dog breeds and other types of dogs.  The new 2015 dog calendars are now released and there are literally hundreds of them. Many different dog breeds as well as dog types like working dogs or toy dogs are represented.  For example, here are some new 2015 calendars of Lhasa Apsos, which happens to be the dog breed that I own.  One of my Lhasa Apsos, Roxie, is pictured above. There are just too many different other new dog calendars to list so you would best just go to their…
 
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    Zoom Room Dog Training

  • Zoom Room Appleton Grand Opening Celebration

    Appleton
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:30 am
    Grand Opening January 17th! $5 Agility classes, Doggie Disco Party
  • Golden Retriever Mix Named Dog of the Month

    Sherman Oaks
    13 Dec 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Golden Retriever mix Roxy is the last Dog of the Month in 2014.
  • 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway

    Longmont
    5 Dec 2014 | 9:54 am
    12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Join us from December 10th – December 23rd while we celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas (minus Friday because we are closed.).  We are offering several ways to take home goodies from Zoom Room Longmont for just shopping with us! Each day we will post on our Facebook page the […]
  • The Little Yorkie With Pink Hair is December’s Dog of the Month

    Hollywood
    3 Dec 2014 | 1:15 pm
    If you've met ChaCha, the Yorkie with the pink hair and heart of gold, you know why she is December's Dog of the Month.
  • First Annual Zoom Room Howliday Party

    Tinton Falls
    1 Dec 2014 | 7:51 am
    First Annual Howliday Party The Holidays are almost here! So don’t forget your four legged friends! Come celebrate at Zoom Room Tinton Falls Saturday December 13 from 3pm – 5pm Saturday December 20 from 3pm-5pm. Meet new friends, spend time with old friends and help friends in need. These events will be helping to raise […]
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    The Rottweilers Blog

  • Dec 19, buzzo

    19 Dec 2014 | 12:01 pm
    hey , this is buzzo , 6 month old , his weight is 26 kg n neck is 17 inch , 27 inch chest size , he is very lovely n playable dog , i'm worried he is
  • Dec 19, Roktu & Koda

    19 Dec 2014 | 11:55 am
    It's been a rough year, had to put my babygirl Koda down Jan.22nd. Then my boy Roktu blew out his knee Aug.18th. $6k & 4 months later he's back to his
  • Dec 19, Mongo

    19 Dec 2014 | 11:52 am
    Mongo truly loves his whole family. This is him with our 6 year old daughter
  • Dec 19, Kubra - Our big, brilliant, and loved boy..he's such a Dube xx

    19 Dec 2014 | 11:42 am
    Kubra is our first Rottie, we've had many dogs and loved them all. Kub is just over 12mths now and is one BIG boy! He lives with our other dog, a 10yo
  • Dec 19, Mr. Mack

    19 Dec 2014 | 11:40 am
    This is our 3 1/2 year old adopted Rottie Mack, as in Mack Truck! He's our big bear, & we love him to death!!!!
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    GrouchyPuppy® Blog | Dog Lovers Source

  • Adoptable Senior Dog of the Week: Elmer

    Sharon
    21 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    What an adorable little spaniel and adoptable senior dog. You'll be humming Elvis Presley's song, "Stuck on You" before you know it after you meet little Elmer here.  He is a sweet and mellow dog that is ready to spend his retirement years snuggled up on your couch. Not only will Elmer warm your lap, but we’re sure he’ll warm your heart, too! This special guy brings a smile to everyone’s face. We think Elmer is 10-12 years young, weighing about 15 lbs. Fall in love with him at Muttville on Rescue Row! Related articles Giving Fearlessly to Senior Dogs During Their…
  • If my dog spoke she would never say this, would yours?

    Sharon
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:34 pm
    This holiday season has been rough because the loss of my sweet old dog is still fresh. We have delayed putting up any decorations that remind us of her, and we skipped putting up stockings all together because I can't bear to see hers. Given that my dog didn't need me now, I decided to fly to Arizona to visit my mother. She's up there in age and with our shared background loving dogs, I knew she'd know what to say to help me manage my grief. Have you ever had one of those times when you are just so surprised by your reaction to something? Where you are caught off guard by the…
  • My what big ears you have!

    Sharon
    15 Dec 2014 | 12:10 pm
    My dog never gave me the "head tilt" like Lassie, Benji or even Rin Tin Tin might have on television, but she sure gave me an expression that said she was hip to my words. By the time we'd been together for a few years, her vocabulary was on its way to making our life together an adventure. While she still had her vision, I would use visual prompts to play games with her. Later when she couldn't see with her eyes, I watched as she used her ears to understand what we were saying.  "Although we cannot say how much or in what way dogs understand information in speech…
 
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    Trupanion Blog on Pet Health & Care Advice, Tips and Feature Articles

  • Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Stressed Kitty and Renal Failure

    Stacy
    22 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    Casey the 8-year-old domestic cat experienced a bit of distress when his household welcomed a new puppy. His owner noticed that Casey refused to eat for two days and decided to bring him into the vet. It was then that Read More
  • Trupanion Reviews – Week of 12/19

    Stacy
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    We adopt senior beagles and our pets are insured by Trupanion. Fortunately our current two haven’t needed the help of Trupanion … but [our late Molly died] due to two unexpected surgeries. In each instance our veterinarian obtained a pre-approval Read More
  • Cat Treats Vs. Poison Infographic

    Rachel
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    Cats are very curious, and love to get into anything that catches their attention. It is important to know what is safe to give your cat and the benefits and risks of common food items. Vet-Medic Pharmacy has put together a Read More
  • Trupanion’s 4th Annual Holiday Pet Food Drive

    Rachel
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:05 pm
    As a company full of pet lovers, we know how much our local animal shelters and rescues need our support during the holiday season. For the past four years, we have organized a competition within our internal teams to see Read More
  • A Strong Support System Makes a Difference

    Kathryn
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    “We adopted Molly and Jenny, two cockapoos, from their elderly owner after she passed. When she fell ill she asked if we would consider adopting them. Knowing how much we enjoyed their company, we were quick to answer yes. That Read More
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    the philly dog

  • Hotel Palomar Philly Hosts Santa Paws Pawty

    Rebecca Braglio
    12 Dec 2014 | 4:50 am
    This Saturday, December 13th, Kimpton’s Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, located on the corner of Sansom & 17th Streets, is hosting a holiday pawty for Philly pups and the man in red! As a 100% pet-friendly hotel, the Hotel Palomar enjoys celebrating the season with all of its guests, especially the four-legged ones. The Hotel Palomar also gives back to the community by supporting local partners like Saved Me – a no-kill animal shelter that’s saved over 955 animals this year alone! Join Santa and other Philly dog owners in Palomar’s living room and get your pup in line to…
  • Bringing Home a New Puppy?

    Rebecca Braglio
    6 Dec 2014 | 4:56 am
    Bringing home a new puppy? The Delaware County SPCA is hosting a dog behavior seminar featuring dog trainer Michael Wendel of Canine Dimensions In-Home Dog Training to give you the low-down on what you need to know and how to be prepared. Whether you’re a new pet owner, adopter, volunteer or fostering, there will be something in this seminar for you! The seminar is $10 to attend and reservations are required. Contact Dayna at dvilla@delcospca.org to reserve your seat today!   Bringing Home a New Puppy seminar details: What:  Bringing Home a New Puppy Seminar with Michael Wendel…
  • Santa Paws Line Up 2014

    Rebecca Braglio
    5 Dec 2014 | 4:34 am
    Santa Paws Events for Saturday, December 6, 2014 Bring Your Pet to Pose With Santa at the Court at the King of Prussia Mall outside of Bloomingdales from 6 – 8 pm. Special Guest at Pet Photo Night at the King of Prussia Court! 102.9 WMGK‘s John DeBella will be back as DeBella Claus and a portion of each photo package sold will directly benefit Finding Shelter Animal Rescue! Cubby’s Canine Castle 7th Annual Opening Celebration with Santa Paws from 11 am – 3 pm. Located at 1265 Dekalb Pike in Blue Bell. $10 donation for picture with Santa, agility fun, games, goodies…
  • Ugly Sweater Contest, Adoption & Holiday Lights Event

    Rebecca Braglio
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:07 am
    With the cold weather upon us, it’s a clear sign that the holidays are approaching. What better way to get into the holiday spirit than attend an ugly sweater contest party? And not just for you – but for your dog? This Saturday, November 22nd at Franklin Square Park in Philadelphia, Citizens for a No-Kill Philadelphia and Historic Philadelphia are teaming up for their Ugly Sweater Adoption Extravaganza & Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show! Bring your dog adorned in an ugly holiday sweater and enter the Ugly Sweater Contest to compete for cool prizes! There will also be…
  • Duck Dash 2014

    Rebecca Braglio
    13 Sep 2014 | 5:48 pm
    Rubber Ducks are taking over Love Park for the 2014 Duck Dash! On Saturday, October 18th, at 12 noon, at the JFK plaza park fountain (a.k.a. “Love Park”), over 5,000 rubber duckies will be taking a dip and dashing through the fountain! At the end of the swim, the winning ducks will be drawn from the flock and some amazing prizes up for grabs – like a an ACCT Philly “Swag Bag,” an ipad and even a $1,000 cash prize! Duck Dash Deets Benefits Homeless Animals How can you participate? It’s easy! First, adopt a rubber duck for as little as $5.00. Duckies are available for…
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    Life With Dogs And Puppies Blog

  • Results Of Mini Survey From Small Dogs Meetup Group

    Clint Cora
    3 Dec 2014 | 11:47 am
    Small Dogs Meetup Group Survey During the fall, I surveyed members of my Small Dogs Meetup group and asked them two questions.   I wanted to get a better idea of the best times to come out for our dog outings. Athough the sample size for the survey was not very big (only seven people responded), the results were quite obvious and therefore helpful.  Instead of showing percentages, I’m going to show the actual number of responses for each of the question choicessince the sample size is so small. Most Preferred Days/Times To Come Out Which will be the best days/times for you and your…
  • Puppies Can Try Dog Walks With Others

    Clint Cora
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Puppies Can Try Dog Walks Recently, we had some owners of new young puppies who joined our Mississauga GTA Small Dogs Outings Meetup group.  Although I don’t recommend it for young puppies who are still quite shy to come out with our dog gang yet, it is possible to help integrate them slowly with our group dog walks. At our dog Meetup group, we do both visits to dog parks as well as dog walks.  I certainly do not recommend that these puppies are brought to dog parks especially if they can get scared by other dogs, especially energetic larger ones, approaching them unleashed.  This is…
  • Dog Affiliate Program Available To Make Extra Income

    Clint Cora
    14 Nov 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Dog Affiliate Program Many of our readers are probably aware that we have an indoor potty training system for dogs using a dog litterbox.  This program comes in the form of an ebook as well as an online video program.  Both versions have been very successful helpful dog owners potty train their puppies indoors using a dog litterbox or something similar that can be used inside. Did you know that this potty training system is available as a dog affiliate program? What this means is that if you have a website or a blog, you can earn 50% commissions on sales of this potty training system via…
  • One Big Lhasa Apso Dog

    Clint Cora
    4 Nov 2014 | 10:04 am
    Big Lhasa Apso Dog My Lhasa Apso dogs Chester and Roxie are considered to be fairly big for their breed as they weigh in between 18 to 20 pounds each on average.  They come from a pretty stocky lineage.  Their uncle Sunny, who was Canada’s top Lhasa Apso in the show circuit for five years, also weighs in at about 20 pounds. My first and second Lhasa Apsos Pepper and Max, were about 16 to 17 pounds during their prime years.  For the longest time, this weight range was pretty well the standard for the Lhasa Apso breed. You can imagine my surprise the other weekend when my Small Dogs…
  • New 2015 Dog Calendars

    Clint Cora
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:16 am
    2015 Dog Calendars Each year, a company called Dogbreedstore/Calendars.com released new calendars featuring different dog breeds and other types of dogs.  The new 2015 dog calendars are now released and there are literally hundreds of them. Many different dog breeds as well as dog types like working dogs or toy dogs are represented.  For example, here are some new 2015 calendars of Lhasa Apsos, which happens to be the dog breed that I own.  One of my Lhasa Apsos, Roxie, is pictured above. There are just too many different other new dog calendars to list so you would best just go to their…
 
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    Talking Dogs at For Love of a Dog

  • Do Just One Thing to Help One Dog | Tuesdays Tails

    22 Dec 2014 | 9:29 am
    Tuesday's Tails is the blog hop that features shelter pets.  Hosted by Dogs N Pawz and Talking Dogs, the purpose is to promote shelter pets and help them find forever homes by social media sharing.All of the pet bloggers participating in Tuesday's Tails are counting on each and every reader to do just one thing:  share.Just One Dog is an inspiring story that shows it only takes people willing to do just one thing to make a difference.  A lot of people each decided to take pause in their day... to do just one thing for just one dog.  Tuesday's Tails blog hop participants…
  • Rev Me Up Husky Song by Nancy Simmonds | Dog Song Saturday

    19 Dec 2014 | 10:30 pm
    It's Saturday and you know that means it's time for a new dog song here at Talking Dogs blog.  Today we've got another wonderful original song about dogs by Nancy Simmonds.  Rev Me Up is a Husky dog song.  This music video features video footage and photos of the Five Sibes and the Fortos Team Ineka.The Five Sibes are all about Siberian Husky dogs.  We've followed them via their YouTube channel and their blog for quite awhile now and enjoy their "virtual dog park" where they share anything and everything related to Siberian Huskies and other dogs.We've featured singer…
  • Adopt Latifah a #Labrador Retriever #Pitbull Mix Dog at HSMO in St Louis

    14 Dec 2014 | 4:51 am
    This beautiful girl is Latifah.  She's a Labrador Retriever and Pit Bull Terrier mixed breed dog.  Animal shelter staff believe Latifah is about five years old.  She walks very nicely on a leash and loves to see what's happening out in the world.If you're looking for a cuddle buddy, you and Latifah just might be a perfect match.  Have a look at her adoption video and then call the Humane Society of Missouri a call at 314-951-1562.  Latifah is at their St Louis City animal shelter and her animal ID number is A518007Since 1870, the Humane Society of Missouri has been…
  • Santa's Dog Song and Cute Holiday Video - Dog Song Saturday

    12 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    It's Saturday, so time for a new dog song and music video at Talking Dogs.  With less than two weeks before Christmas, we know you're busy with getting ready for the holidays.  Slow down, take a break and enjoy Santa's Dog Song!Though the Talking Dogs are not keen on dressing up in Santa Claus hats, antlers and sleigh bells, this music video will more than make up for that!Check out the lyrics:On Christmas Eve the sleigh bells ringJingling through the fogAnd the second reindeer on the rightLooks like Santa's dogNow his dog was most adventurousAnd dearly loved to roam,But on one…
  • Are You the Lucky Winner in the For Love of a Dog Jewelry December Giveaway?

    12 Dec 2014 | 3:13 am
    Congratulations toJennifer Leigh Dace! She was selected at random by Rafflecopter from 1,166 entriesas the winner of our December For Love of a Dog Jewelry Giveawayand will receive this festive handmade artisan lampwork bead and crystal dog bone bracelet.Thanks so much to everyone who entered our giveaway!Want to make sure you know about all of our giveaways?Fetch our Talking Dogs Giveaway Page or our For Love of a Dog Giveaway page and follow us on FacebookYou'll be the first to know about our next giveaway!Right now we're giving away some For Love of a Dog earrings in the…
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    Dogs Now Puppies for Sale

  • Handsome friendly longcoat puppy! Video

    22 Dec 2014 | 2:31 am
    AVAILABLE! Fabio is an adorable tricolor longcoat male. He was born June 3 2014. He is champion grandsired by Champion Rebound Black Russian. Fabio is expected to weigh 4.25 lbs fully grown. Fabio is AKC registered, vaccinated, microchipped, and housetrained.
  • Beautiful female longcoat chihuahua! Video

    22 Dec 2014 | 2:30 am
    AVAILABLE! Trixie is a beautiful young longcoat female. She is spayed, AKC registered, vaccinated, microchipped, and cratetrained, and leashtrained. She is 4 lbs of joy. She loves to play and gets along well with other dogs and cats. She enjoys cuddling in laps. To watch a video of Trixie go to www.faeriegardenchihuahuas.com/Available.html and click on the video links
  • Pudge-French Bulldog

    22 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    This playful French Bulldog puppy will make a great cuddle buddy. He is AKC registered, vet checked, vaccinated, wormed and comes with a 1 year genetic health guarantee. He was born on August 1st and he is looking for family to love him. Please contact us for more information or check out our website at www.keystonepuppies.com for more pictures of all the puppies.
  • Anna Pug

    21 Dec 2014 | 9:54 pm
    Will you be my friend? I hope so! Hi There, I'm Anna! The sweet, loving Female 3/4 Pug! I'm just too cute! I was born on July 4th,2014! So many people like me for my name, my soft, silky tan and white fur, and my sweet smile! I've always wanted someone to be close to me and never want to leave me! They're asking 599 for me! I'll come home with you shots and wormed to date! If you think we'll be friends forever, then take me home with you! I'm sure you'll see how happy you've made me feel! We advertise for other breeders, this breeder is located in Ohio. We offer Door To Door Delivery. More…
  • Jock ACA Labrador

    21 Dec 2014 | 9:54 pm
    Are you ready for some fun in your life? If so, then come and get me! Hey, I'm Jock! They greatest Male ACA Labrador Retriever you could ever meet! I was born on May 7th,2014! As I've heard from many others, people really like my name, my nice cream colored fur, and my dazzling puppy eyes! Though I'm the talk of the day, I still wonder when my owner will come and take me home with them like all the other dogs. They're asking 450 for me. I'll come home with you shots and wormed to date! If you think I'm perfect for the family, then take me home with you! I guarantee you'll never want to let me…
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    Petplan USA Blog

  • could food be the culprit of your pet's itching?

    19 Dec 2014 | 5:31 am
    Cutaneous adverse reactions to food (CARF) is the new way of saying “food allergy.” In simplest terms, CARF refers to the condition experienced by some pets that eat something and begin itching. Along with the sparkly new name, I thought I’d share the current thoughts and typical treatment of food allergies, er, CARF, in pets.      For starters, we still don’t know exactly how many pets suffer from CARF. The latest estimates guess 1% to 6% of all veterinary skin cases are due to CARF.  About 10% to 49% of all pets diagnosed with…
  • what could be hiding under that ear infection

    16 Dec 2014 | 7:11 am
    One of the leading reasons pet owners schedule veterinary visits is for “ear infections.” For almost 25 years, I’ve been besieged with cases of dogs ceaselessly shaking their heads, cats constantly clawing their ears and pet parents who feel utterly helpless to ease their friend’s pain. While it’s true it may take another 25 years before these cases cease to cross my exam table, I’d like to share some info and updates on ear problems.   The root of the cause   Outer ear inflammation, or otitis externa in fancy doctor-speak, is any redness,…
  • Do Dogs Go to Heaven? Dr. Ernie Ward debates

    12 Dec 2014 | 3:22 am
    “Do dogs go to heaven?” the 5-year old girl asked me earnestly as her bright blue eyes dimmed a little. “I want to know if God will take care of Buster.” In more than 20 years of being a veterinarian, this is perhaps the hardest question I’ve ever asked. The little girl was asking because it was time to say goodbye to the only pet she’d ever known. Questions like this are tough, well, because I don’t know the answer. I can’t quote a scientific study or relay my personal experience in the matter. I can only offer what I believe to be true.
  • why it might be easier to teach old dogs new tricks

    11 Dec 2014 | 5:12 am
    Research published by the Messerli Research Institute at the Vetmeduni Vienna suggests that over the course of their lives, dogs learn in remarkably similar ways to humans. Scientists refer to this as the “lifespan development of attentiveness.” Dog lovers refer to it as “dogs mellow with age.” I refer to it as “puppies often behave wildly and don’t mind me.”   The researchers wanted to determine if dogs make appropriate models for certain human conditions such as ADHD or Alzheimer’s disease. During the course of their study, which involved…
  • golden retrievers can have this one, heartbreaking flaw

    8 Dec 2014 | 3:14 am
    There is no doubt that Golden Retrievers are a popular dog in America. According to the American Kennel Club, the Golden Retriever ranked 3rd in popularity for the last two years (the Labrador Retriever took first). Their intelligence and good sense of humor combined with a gentle demeanor make them a perfect fit for anyone from singles to families with kids.   But this seemingly perfect pooch may have a downfall—cancer. Purdue University conducted the National Breed Health Survey and found that 61% of Golden Retrievers die from cancer (namely, hemangiosarcoma, lymphoma, mast cell…
 
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    Fidose of Reality

  • Do Not Wish Pit Bulls a Merry Christmas

    Carol Bryant
    21 Dec 2014 | 7:46 pm
    Hey pit bulls, this blog loves you. Have a Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays  unless you are a pit bull, pit bull mix, or a Rottweiler. That’s right: Do not wish Pit Bulls a Merry Christmas. Oh and have a Merry Christmas but do NOT wish a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Holidays, or any form of daily pleasantries to blonde women. Steer clear of all blonde women, especially the ones who highlight their hair, color their roots, or who appear to be something they aren’t: One never knows what blondes are really like. It would not make sense if I went went around writing things…
  • Fun Winter Activities for Dogs #AlpoDogBiscuit

    Carol Bryant
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:59 am
    Dogs get cabin fever and can get depressed in the winter months, very similar to the way people do. With a little ingenuity, a bit of creativity, and some treats, winter activities for dogs means keeping the pounds off and minds stimulated despite the inability to engage outdoors. Remember the Alpo brand growing up? Alpo recently launched  a new line of treats called Wholesome Biscuits that are now a part of our routine indoor game playing.  The dog biscuits are available in small, medium, and large sizes, and are available at most grocery stores. People have mobile devices and tablets.
  • Chick Lit with a Canine Twist Scores

    Carol Bryant
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Chick lit with a canine twist: If this sounds like your cup of’ terrier tea, read on. When Susan Daffron was named a Fidose of Reality Paw-er Woman in 2011, she told us, “If you love writing and you love pets, writing about pets doesn’t feel like work.” Her latest offering, Fuzzy Logic, is a piece of work that answers the ever-burning question, “What’s a good book I can curl up with and doesn’t involve a dog dying?” Life is good, librarian Jan Carpenter is living a quiet life with her portly pooch, Rosa. Life is never smooth for a dog mom, right? Jan Carpenter is no…
  • How to Say No To the Veterinarian

    Carol Bryant
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:43 pm
    One of the most stressful things a dog parent can say to a veterinarian is no.  The vet is a trusted source who holds your dog’s life in the palm in their hands: At least that’s how I view our dog’s veterinarian. No matter how much your dog’s veterinarian rocks, how much you love them, or how you completely do not want to say “no,” there may come a time that it has to happen.  Here’s how to handle it with grace, ease, and in the name of being your dog’s advocate:  Second Opinion Imagine this scenario: You are at the veterinarian with your dog because the dog has bloody…
  • Fidose of Reality 2014 Pawer Women

    Carol Bryant
    11 Dec 2014 | 2:01 pm
    There are many women in the pet industry who, simply stated, rock. They make a difference, they are folks you should follow, read, get to know, and whose advice/presence/knowledge goes above the norm. Fidose of Reality celebrates these women with our annual 2014″Paw-er Women” announcement. Some of these women you may not know about…and now you can. In some way, shape, or form, they are doing something in the name of dog. There are way more than 12 women who affected my life directly this year, but ultimately 12 stand out for Fidose of Reality. This list evolves all year…
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    Woof Woof Mama

  • $59 Kindle + More Last-Minute Gifts That Will Arrive By Christmas

    Mama
    22 Dec 2014 | 7:43 am
    Over the weekend, I heard several people I know say that they still had some gift shopping to do and were just running out of time to get everything done. If you can relate, don’t fret. Here are some super last-minute gift ideas that you can order today and in some cases even tomorrow, to arrive before Christmas morning…without paying a fortune for shipping! The Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite are both $20 OFF and available for next day or 2nd day delivery. The Amazon Fire TV is $20 OFF and available for next day or 2nd day delivery. Lots of great jewelry for men, women and kids on…
  • $1 Books for Kids: The Night Before Christmas + 24 More (Instant Delivery)

    Mama
    21 Dec 2014 | 9:33 am
    Help your kids discover the joy of reading by giving them some great new books this holiday. Amazon.com has put together a special sale event with 25 popular children’s books on sale for just $1 each for digital editions regularly priced from $3.99 to $9.99. This is a terrific opportunity to add some new books to your child’s library and load up that Kindle, iPad, Tablet or other device they have or will be receiving this year. Digital editions are perfect last-minute gifts because they can be delivered instantly, and are much less expensive than print editions. Top $1 Books for…
  • BOGO Littlest Pet Shop + More Printable Coupons for Kid’s Toys and Family Games

    Mama
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:56 am
    I was just over at Coupons.com checking for grocery coupons as I plan my shopping list for Christmas dinner, and I noticed that there are several high-value coupons for kid’s toys and family board games. These will come in handy if you are still picking up gifts or stocking stuffers for the kiddos! Just click any coupon below or go HERE to browse for more free printable coupons. $8.00 off any Big Hugs and Let’s Imagine Elmo toy $2.00 off any one SESAME STREET Mini Plush toy $2.00 off any STAR WARS 12-inch figure from Hasbro $2.00 off one (1) TRANSFORMERS 12-inch figure $2.00 off…
  • Top Holiday Gift Ideas at Best Buy: Xbox One, JBL Audio + More #HintingSeason

    Mama
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:38 am
    With only 7 shopping days left til Christmas, we know that some of you might still be scrambling to find the perfect gift for a family member or loved one. We’re here to help with some top gift ideas from Best Buy! They’ve got FREE 2-Day shipping on thousands of items, or choose in-store pickup when you order online. With Expert Service and Unbeatable Price these top gifts are on my ‘nice’ list this Holiday and here’s why they should be on yours: Xbox One Xbox One was built by gamers, for gamers. With the best exclusive titles (Halo, Sunset Overdrive), the…
  • Last-Minute Gift Idea for Men: Mantry Artisan Food Crate

    Mama
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:11 am
    Looking for an original gift idea for the special man on your gift list? Check out Mantry, the modern man’s pantry! The #1 food gift for men, each Mantry includes 6 full-size artisan food products packed in a handmade wooden crate along with a custom manual detailing product stories and recipes. The food & beverage items that in Mantry are not your typical grocery store items and if your guy likes things like bacon, bourbon, and BBQ (what guy doesn’t!?!) he will LOVE receiving a gift subscription to Mantry. I got a Mantry for Woof Woof Papa, and opened it up so I could show…
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    To Dog With Love

  • Run Rocco Run!

    To Dog With Love
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Rocco at one of our recent agility trials in NovemberThe past few weeks I've been working on recovering data after my computer imploded. Happily, all my data including photos/video were saved and I came across some agility video from last month that I never shared.AND, since I've got some nifty new video editing tools, I played around a bit with one of Rocco's November agility runs. So today, here's a bit of the agility fun we had this fall. This was one of Rocco's first standard runs in AKC Excellent Standard.  Enjoy!Happy FitDog Friday! What do you have planned for the weekend?The fun…
  • Happy Hanukkah from Fido's Freebie Friday

    To Dog With Love
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:53 pm
    Welcome to another edition of Fido's Freebie Friday (FFF), the weekly giveaway blog hop for all things pet!We're busy preparing for holiday festivities including Hanukkah, which started this week! Happy Hanukkah to all our friends who celebrate!You'll find all sorts of great holiday giveaways in the Fido's Freebie Friday Blog Hop below. You can enter them all or add your own! We make it easy by linking them up all in one place.Here's how to participate The rules for Fido's Freebie Friday are super simple. Here's all you need to know to link up:You have up to 45 characters…
  • Fruitables Snowflake Treats for the Holidays Giveaway

    To Dog With Love
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:27 am
    We have a fun giveaway today with a special limited edition dog treat that's a perfect holiday stocking stuffer or hostess gift!For the dog who has everything, check out new Fruitables Vanilla Snowflake Flavor dog treats made with real snowflakes from the Rockies! These are the first product to use real snow as an ingredient and are patent pending.Each limited edition treat pouch includes an estimated 300 snowflakes, sustainably harvested. To make these novelty holiday treats, Fruitables combines a snowball’s worth of real, fresh high altitude snow with their yummy…
  • Should You Give a Puppy as a Holiday Gift?

    To Dog With Love
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Puppy RoccoTis the season for gift giving, but there is never a good time of year to give a puppy as a surprise present.The American Kennel Club (AKC) reminds those considering giving a puppy as a gift to think twice.“A dog is a serious commitment, and you should never surprise someone with a puppy they aren’t ready to keep for a lifetime,” said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson.  “A dog needs to suit your lifestyle, and it’s important to consider the energy level, size, coat and temperament of a puppy – as well as your own readiness – before you make a decision.”…
  • 2 Ways to Win With Purina Pro Plan: Incredible Dog Challenge & Photo Contest!

    To Dog With Love
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:53 am
    You could be hereEarlier this year, Rocco and I got the chance to attend the Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge Eastern Regional finals in Atlanta.  We had a blast watching all the agility, dock diving, disc dog action and more!Today, we have a special sweepstakes to tell you about where YOU can win an all expense paid trip to the Incredible Dog Challenge Western Regionals in Huntington Beach, California! Wow! We'd love to go there!And, we also have a fun photo contest where you show "what makes your dog great" for a chance to win Purina Pro Plan dog food, formulated to…
 
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    Petplan Blog

  • The best presents, advice and things to do with your pet at Christmas

    Petplan
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:40 am
    For most people, Christmas is about getting together with friends and family to celebrate and give gifts – and pets are an important part of that experience. So, to make sure you have a safe, healthy and memorable Christmas with your cat or dog, take a look at these simple tips. And please let us know of any pet-based Christmas traditions you have in your home…   How to make the most of Christmas with your dog   Give your dog…. dog-friendly chocolate The presents shouldn’t just be reserved for people at this time of year – but be sure you give your dog the right…
  • Is it ever a good idea to give a pet as a Christmas present?

    Petplan
    8 Dec 2014 | 1:45 am
    Christmas is fast approaching which means that, unless you’ve been particularly organised, you’re in the midst of buying presents for friends and loved ones. However, after years of warnings about how ‘a dog is for life not just for Christmas’ the thought of giving a pet as a present will not even enter a lot of people’s heads – and with good reason. Below are some of the questions you should think very carefully before buying an animal as a present at any time of the year, not just at Christmas… Does the person actually want a pet? While you may have had chats with them where…
  • Pets in the News: a luxurious cattery and dog language secrets revealed!

    Petplan
    28 Nov 2014 | 2:25 am
    There’s never a shortage of great pet stories on television or in print – but the past few weeks seem to have been particularly fruitful for fans of feline fun or dog drama. Here’s Petplan’s rundown of our favourite recent stories about our furry friends but, as always, if you think we’ve missed any gold, let us know in the comments section below… First up, we have a tale that makes the journeys of Chance, Shadow and Sassy in Homeward Bound look like a stroll in the park. The Telegraph tells how a group of Swedish athletes competing in a 430-mile adventure race in Ecuador…
  • Pet Winter Safety Checklist: dogs, cats and smaller pets

    Petplan
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:25 am
    The longer nights and colder days don’t just affect people – the winter months can also have a big effect on our pets. In spite of the recent mild conditions, winter is most definitely on its way, so to help ensure your cats, dogs and other pets are kept safe and healthy, we’ve put together this quick checklist to help you prepare… How to keep your dog healthy and safe in the winter: As days continue to grow shorter in the winter months, dog walks in the dark can become unavoidable. To ensure your dog’s safety on dark walks, wear reflective clothing, bring a torch and keep your dog…
  • Pet furniture ideas for your cats and dogs

    Petplan
    13 Nov 2014 | 7:21 am
    Owning a cat or dog means giving over your home to a pet who, surprisingly enough, may not have the same respect for your newly refurbished chaise lounge as you do. However, there’s a growing trend for specially-designed pet furniture that will allow your furry friend to be stimulated and entertained within your home. Below are some of the most innovative and interesting examples that Petplan has come across. As always, if there’s anything you think we’ve missed, let us know in the comments below… Sofa bed cover Starting with something relatively simple, this chair or sofa cover…
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    K9 Magazine

  • K9 Magazine Issue 79

    K9 Magazine
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:28 am
    Talking Point: Are These The Best 10 Dog Selfies On The Internet? We Think So! Lifestyle: Interview with Bitsie Tulloch Review: Best Dog Products of 2014 K9 Health: Why It’s Vital We Never Lose Trust In Our Vets Fashion: Priscilla & Jools Column Travel: Dogs Abroad – A Pet Owner’s European Adventure Lifestyle: Interview with Kamerion Wimbley […]K9 Magazine Issue 79 is an article from: K9 Magazine
  • Countdown to Christmas: FINAL DAY

    K9 Magazine
    14 Dec 2014 | 10:18 pm
    Well, it’s here – the final day of our mini advent calendar! Once again thank you for taking part over the last fifteen days! See our final day’s question below and enter today to give you a chance to win a bundle of goodies worth more than £150 for you and your dog. Today’s question… […]Countdown to Christmas: FINAL DAY is an article from: K9 Magazine
  • Countdown to Christmas: Day 14

    K9 Magazine
    13 Dec 2014 | 10:09 pm
    Welcome to the penultimate day of our mini advent calendar series – thank you for taking part, we’ve loved having you share your answers! See today’s question below and enter today to give you a chance to win a bundle of goodies worth more than £150 for you and your dog. Today’s question… How well […]Countdown to Christmas: Day 14 is an article from: K9 Magazine
  • Countdown to Christmas: Day 13

    K9 Magazine
    12 Dec 2014 | 10:59 pm
    Welcome to Day 13 of our mini advent calendar series – we’re nearing the end with only two more days to go! See today’s question below and enter today to give you a chance to win a bundle of goodies worth more than £150 for you and your dog. Today’s question… How clever is your […]Countdown to Christmas: Day 13 is an article from: K9 Magazine
  • Interview with Bitsie Tulloch

    K9 Magazine
    12 Dec 2014 | 3:43 am
    Bitsie Tulloch is an actress best known for her current lead role in the hit TV show ‘Grimm’ playing Juliette Silverton. Also appearing in the acclaimed film ‘The Artist’, Bitsie has two films due for release soon – the crime thriller ‘Dead Draw’ where she stars opposite Canadian actor Michael Eklund, and the hugely anticipated […]Interview with Bitsie Tulloch is an article from: K9 Magazine
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    Something Wagging This Way Comes

  • Weird Things People Ask Google About Dogs

    Pamela
    22 Dec 2014 | 3:57 am
    When I want to laugh, cry, or throw up a little in my mouth, I scan my blog stats to see what searches brought people to Something Wagging This Way Comes. Do you know what I find? People ask Google weird things about dogs. Looking For Answers About Dogs When I adopted my first dogs in […]
  • Why My Dog Loves Solstice

    Pamela
    20 Dec 2014 | 4:02 am
    Tonight is the longest night of the year. Which makes my dog very happy. Why? Because soon I can stop sobbing into her fur because it keeps getting darker and gloomier. Happy Solstice, northern S’Waggers. The sun will be back soon.
  • 7 Things You CAN Say To Your Dog That Won’t Hurt Her Feelings

    Pamela
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:27 am
    Dogs understand a lot. They get meaning from our body language, inflections, and even our words. But if we’re creative, we can hurl insults at them when they act like stinkers without hurting their feelings. I have a few choice favorites. Things I Say To Dogs Let’s face it. Sometimes our dogs are annoying. But […]
  • Does Your Dog Hurt Your Feelings?

    Pamela
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:59 am
    You meant cats, right Pam? It’s cats who are independent and aloof. It’s cats that hurt our feelings. Nope, I suspect dogs hurt our feelings more often. Here’s why. We Expect The World From Dogs Every week I read another story about a loving dog. One rescues his family from a house on fire. Another follows […]
  • Does Your Dog Cuddle – Wordless Wednesday

    Pamela
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:10 am
    Can you guess our answer to that question? Only a Few Hours Left Our survey closes at midnight tomorrow and one lucky person answering will win a $20 Amazon gift card. Just click the button below. And thanks for helping us make Something Wagging even better. Your Turn: Do you have a cuddly dog? Does […]
 
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    Dog Collar Fancy

  • My Precious Pearl Jeweled Pet Collar

    dogcollarfancy
    7 Dec 2014 | 6:35 pm
      A simply stunning dog collar. Choose collar color. This beautiful dog collar is decorated with clear and faux pearl crystals. So pretty! My Precious Pearl Jeweled Pet Collar.
  • Personalized Crystal Heart Pet Charm for Dogs

    dogcollarfancy
    28 Nov 2014 | 11:33 pm
    Personalized Pet Collar Charms for dogs. Personalized Crystal Heart Pet Charm for Dogs. Choose your colors and text. Very nice pet collar charms. Up to 3 lines of text, and up to 16 characters per line! Personalized Crystal Heart Pet Charm for Dogs.
  • Christmas Dog Collars Christmas Collars Bling Dog Collars Christmas

    dogcollarfancy
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:34 pm
    CHRISTMAS DOG COLLARS, CAT COLLARS, CHRISTMAS CHARMS Fancy Christmas Dog Collars, Christmas Cat Collars, Christmas pet collar charms. Christmas Dog Collars Christmas Collars Bling Dog Collars Christmas.
  • The Black Tie Crystal Jeweled Dog Collar

    dogcollarfancy
    12 Nov 2014 | 12:56 pm
    The Black Tie Crystal Jeweled Dog Collar Our Black Tie crystal pet collar is just stunning. Made of white nylon and decorated with 1 row of large clear crystal in the center and 2 regular size rows of black crystal with black settings on the top and bottom rows. The Black Tie Crystal Jeweled Dog Collar.
  • Dog Collar Fancy Gift Certificates

    dogcollarfancy
    9 Nov 2014 | 5:26 pm
    Dog Collar Fancy Gift Certificates make the perfect gift for a friend or family member’s pet! Dog Collar Fancy Gift Certificates.
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    VetDepot Blog

  • Should You Be Worried about Your Cat’s Hairballs?

    VetDepot
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Hairballs are such a common feline problem that many owners have accepted dealing with them as a normal part of cat ownership. But the reality is, hairballs are not a normal occurrence for cats with healthy digestive tracts. If your kitty is regularly coughing up hairballs, follow the three steps listed below to get to the bottom of the problem: 1. Make a vet appointment: The first step is to visit the veterinarian to rule out serious medical conditions. The vet will likely perform a physical to catch any dermatological problems that could be increasing shedding. A fecal exam, a blood panel,…
  • The Bravest Hero Dogs of 2014

    VetDepot
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:42 am
    Dogs amaze us every day with their love, intelligence, and loyalty. In 2014, a few brave canines stood out as heroes by protecting their families and serving their communities. Don’t miss their inspiring stories: Brave Canine Officer Makes the Ultimate Sacrifice An Oklahoma City police K9, named Kye, was fatally stabbed while helping his partner make a burglary arrest in August. The three-year-old German Shepherd was honored with a 21 gun salute and a flag-draped casket. Hundreds of people gathered to mourn Kye and celebrate his loyalty and bravery. Family Dog Alerts Deaf Teen to House…
  • 5 Holiday Treats that are Dangerous for Pets

    VetDepot
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Tis’ the season for sweet treats! With all of the holiday parties and family get-togethers going on this time of year, make sure these treats, drinks, and ingredients stay far out of reach from curious pets: 1. Chocolate: It’s pretty common knowledge that chocolate is dangerous for dogs, but a lot of people don’t realize that’s it’s also a hazard for cats. Dark chocolate and unsweetened baking chocolate are more toxic than milk chocolate varieties. Signs of toxicity include vomiting, diarrhea, an increased body temperature, panting, a fast heartbeat, and seizures. 2. Macadamia Nuts:…
  • 5 Tips for Cat-Proofing Your Christmas Tree

    VetDepot
    11 Dec 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Decorating for the holidays can be a fun and festive tradition, but any cat owner can tell you that a Christmas tree can mean trouble with a curious feline in the house. Below are five tips to help keep your kitty safe and that Christmas tree standing upright: 1. Wrap aluminum foil around the trunk: Cats don’t like the feeling of foil, so wrapping foil around the base will help discourage climbing. 2. Remove the lower branches: Cats are agile climbers and can usually scale a Christmas tree without a problem, but removing the lower branches will make the task a little more difficult. Cutting…
  • Can Big Dogs Live in Small Apartments?

    VetDepot
    10 Dec 2014 | 2:56 pm
    When people think of big dogs, they’re typically associated with a need for wide open space to run and play. While this may be true for some breeds, not all big dogs need a house in the country to be content. The following large dog breeds are known for being quite calm and inactive during their adult years. This isn’t to say that these dogs don’t need adequate exercise and attention, they’re just perfectly happy to curl up on your loveseat after a short jaunt around the city streets. The Great Dane Mastiff Leonberger Greyhound Other large breeds don’t do so well in a cramped…
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    All Things Dog Blog

  • Dog Safety During the Holidays

    22 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    by Carrie Boyko, CEB© AllThingsDogBlog.comEven Costumes Have their DangersIt seems as though not a year goes by that I don't hear a horror story that involves an ER visit with Fido. Don't let this happen to you and your dog. If your pup wears clothing willingly, that's all good. But remember that adding a hat or other accessory can take his tolerance over the top. While this photo of Oliver may be cute, I will never leave him alone wearing the hat. It may end up in either his or Tanner's belly, potentially causing a blockage. I say that with plenty of resistance as neither one of them…
  • #FidosFreebieFriday Counts Down to Christmas

    18 Dec 2014 | 1:00 pm
    by Carrie Boyko, CEBThere's only one week till the big day when Santa arrives for all you Christmas fans. Tanner and Oliver, along with other family members, are soaking up the excitement. There's just one problem. Tanner wants to swim and we're actually experiencing a bit of a chilly few days here in Florida. Ever since Tanner had Drop Tail, I've been careful not to let him swim long during cooler weather. He looked very sad with his flag unfurled last Winter. Can you help me tell him I'm just trying to keep him healthy:His toy Gator is not soothing his desire to go in the pool. Who cares if…
  • Ask the Doga Instructor: Part 2

    13 Dec 2014 | 7:08 am
    An interview with our Yoga instructor, Jess Wilson:© AllThingsDogBlog.comStart With the Basics, Including BondingAt the request of my readers, I have embarked on an interview of Jess, our Doga instructor, to help you get better acquainted with her, her philosophies, and her most importantly, her dog, Nikki B. You can read our first question to Jess and her thoughts at this link. Enjoy this second edition in our short Q & A with Jess:Carrie:  Talk to us honestly about how to proceed safely if we’re not at all flexible, but are deemed healthy enough by our doctors to give yoga a…
  • #FidosFreebieFriday Loves the Holidays!

    11 Dec 2014 | 1:00 pm
    by Carrie Boyko, CEB#FidosFreebieFriday is just hopping with giveaways for pets. With just 2 weeks left until Christmas and less than a week until the beginning of Hanukkah, the shoppers are out in droves and pet bloggers are here to provide their help in fulfilling your pet's holiday wishes. Bring on the stockings!Sometimes when I get a little overdone with the holiday prep I simply "Stop, Drop and Doga!" This is a great way to find a little peace to center myself for a balanced day. Join us this Saturday as IAsk the Doga Instructor another question. You'll find my first question at the…
  • #PetCharityDonations Gives Canned Goods

    10 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    by Carrie Boyko, CEB© AllThingsDogBlog.comNatural Ultrablend Frozen TreatsPetfinder rescues are running a bit tight on food as the holiday season has taxed donations. All Things Dog Blog wants to help, and we're asking you to join us. When we announce the winner's name, we'll be making a donation to a Petfinder charity in the name of that winner. This could be you!You can join in our giveaway on Instagram or Twitter by posting a photo (one pic per pet, per day) of your pet eating and including this statement: Help us + #AllThingsDogBlog feed Petfinder pets. #PetCharityDonations…
 
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    Dog News

  • Almost Three Quarters of Vets See Surge in Dogs Attending Over Christmas

    Ryan O'Meara
    22 Dec 2014 | 4:24 am
    A recent survey has revealed that almost three quarters (74%) of vets across the UK report a surge in dogs requiring medical attention after consuming harmful human food over Christmas, according to Direct Line Pet Insurance. The research also revealed that more than eight in 10 (86 per cent) have treated dogs for ingesting harmful human […]Almost Three Quarters of Vets See Surge in Dogs Attending Over Christmas is a post from: Dog News
  • Good Vet Guide 2014 Winner Announced

    Ryan O'Meara
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:40 am
    Following a 12 month search to track down and celebrate the UK’s top veterinary practices, we’re delighted to announce the winner of this year’s prestigious Veterinary Awards 2014 (as voted by a growing gathering of the UK’s most in-the-know pet owners). It’s pleasing to note that our blossoming reputation as a discerning ‘must-have’ annual award […]Good Vet Guide 2014 Winner Announced is a post from: Dog News
  • Pet Charity Claims UK Heading for Animal Welfare Disaster

    Ryan O'Meara
    10 Dec 2014 | 4:02 pm
    Badly behaved and overweight pets are fuelling a pet welfare crisis in Britain, according to the annual PAW Report from vet charity PDSA. The latest Report reveals some shocking findings with a rise in dog aggression and destructive behaviour, caused by a cocktail of boredom, lack of training and socialisation and worryingly low levels of regular […]Pet Charity Claims UK Heading for Animal Welfare Disaster is a post from: Dog News
  • A Third of Pet Owners Make Provisions for Pets in Wills

    Ryan O'Meara
    5 Dec 2014 | 7:56 am
    Our pets mean the world to us but have you made provisions, whether appointing a guardian or financial support, for your pets in a will? Almost a third (30%) of UK animal lovers have, according to new research recently released by The Co-operative Legal Services, and almost half (45%) of pet owners have claimed they would […]A Third of Pet Owners Make Provisions for Pets in Wills is a post from: Dog News
  • Nowzad Dog Rescue Founder Pen Farthing Wins Humanitarian Award

    Ryan O'Meara
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:34 am
    Pen Farthing, founder of Nowzad Dog Rescue in Afghanistan and recipient of the 2014 CNN “Hero of the Year Award”, received American Dog Rescue Foundation’s 2014 Humanitarian Award while attending the Humane Society of The United States’ To the Rescue! New York in New York City where all proceeds raised on the night were going towards […]Nowzad Dog Rescue Founder Pen Farthing Wins Humanitarian Award is a post from: Dog News
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    Animal Friends » Blog

  • Introduction to December

    Elena Barnard
    1 Dec 2014 | 2:40 am
    It’s the first day of December and we’ve already experienced some rather wintry weather! Christmas songs are on the radio and people are starting to crack out their best (or worst) Christmas jumpers. Here at Animal Friends we are all getting into the spirit of the season, and we’ve got some cracking content coming your way this month. We will be posting some great guides to keeping your pets safe over the holidays as well as some recipes and handy do-it-yourself gift tips so you can whip up a present Read More » The post Introduction to December appeared first on Animal Friends.
  • Animal Friends Sponsors Animal Hero Awards

    Elena Barnard
    27 Nov 2014 | 7:05 am
    Last night the Daily Mirror held their Animal Hero Awards, hosted by animal-lover Amanda Holden. Animal Friends sponsored two awards, the Public Service Animal of the Year award, and the Lifetime Achievement award. It was a very glamorous affair, and among the attendees were former Pussycat Doll member Ashley Roberts, model Amy Willerton and nature-lovers Brian May and Bill Oddie. Previous X Factor winner Alexandra Burke was the entertainment for the evening, singing some of her greatest hits. As well as all of the human celebrity guests there were a Read More » The post Animal Friends…
  • Animal Friends Sponsors Animal Hero Awards

    Elena Barnard
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:27 am
    Tonight Animal Friends are sponsoring two awards at the Daily Mirror’s Animal Hero Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Westminster. The awards ceremony is hosted by Amanda Holden, and we are proud to be sponsoring the awards for Public Service Animal of the Year, and the Lifetime Achievement Award. The Public Service Animal of the Year Award is for the service animal who is deemed to have been the most heroic in the line of duty. There are three nominees, all of whom have shown great aptitude, tenacity and Read More » The post Animal Friends Sponsors Animal Hero Awards appeared…
  • Our Top Ten Fictional Dogs

    Elena Barnard
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:25 am
    Over the years dogs have made appearances in fiction as trusty companions, heroic saviours and best friends. Here is a list of our favourite fictional dogs from film, TV, books and comics. 1 – Marley If you haven’t seen the film or read the book, Marley and Me is the real-life story of Marley, a loving but badly-behaved Yellow Labrador, and his life with the Grogan family. His life story was originally serialised in John Grogan’s column about family life, before being novelised (in three different formats for different age Read More » The post Our Top Ten Fictional Dogs…
  • 10 Ways a Senior Pet Will Melt Your Heart

    Elena Barnard
    6 Nov 2014 | 8:24 am
    To mark Senior Pet Month we thought we’d take a look at some of the ways having an older pet can light up your life. 1. They’ve been in your life long enough to know exactly when you need a comforting cat-cuddle or dog-snuggle. 2. You know them so well that you can read their mannerisms and facial expressions like a book. 3. They know your daily routine by heart so they’re sat by the door, waiting for you to come home and tell them all about your day. 4. Read More » The post 10 Ways a Senior Pet Will Melt Your Heart appeared first on Animal Friends.
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    The Chronicles of Cardigan

  • Two Cats Walk Into a Public Restroom...

    Elizabeth Keene
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:20 am
    Preface: This blog is, to me, like a blank canvas is to an artist - except I use words, and not paint. Also, the artist in my example is an elephant, who uses her trunk to fling random colors in the general direction of the canvas. But it's still art - to her. There was that one day, though, when she (the elephant) didn't feel like using paint anymore, so she just stood there and grunted, while staring at her blank piece of paper. Days went by, with more grunting, and still no desire to fling paint. This would be a really sad story, except that on the 8th, or 78th day, she looked down and saw…
  • 10 (Previously Published) Reasons My Dogs Are Strange + One 'Scary-Spice' New One

    Elizabeth Keene
    9 Dec 2014 | 10:57 am
    Note: This post has nothing to do with Mel B.A few days ago, after posting on Facebook about how the dogs had been particularly barky that morning, a reader brought up in comments how her beloved dog, Nugget, had a few quirky barking habits of his own. One of those habits, she went on to say, even necessitates a psych ritual (as in she has to psych herself up for the impending bark fest) every time she uses the hair dryer. (yikes!) Post by The Chronicles of Cardigan.And so, I told her about how I can't open my spice drawer, without Jon Farleigh going ballistic and trying to "kill" all the…
  • Well-Loved Tacky Thanksgiving Cardigan: Jon Farleigh the Turkey

    Elizabeth Keene
    28 Nov 2014 | 6:48 pm
    And by well-loved, I mean, I've proudly published it once already. ☺But first, have one last look at Dug. I have to send him back home after this post. (Not really, I've just run out of GIFs.)OK, are you ready to see the tacky cardigan? It might even give Dug, there, are run for his money!Originally published on November 28, 2013...Tacky Cardigan With Words on It: Stupid Turkey Day HomonymsFeel free to take a moment or two to let this sink in all the way. Tune in next time when I invite Dewi to a weenie roast and reward him with weenies for pretending to be one. ☺Speaking of Dewi,…
  • Classic Cardigan on Giving Thanks: I Dress My Dogs Funny for Holidays Because Target Enables Me - A Literary Spoof

    Elizabeth Keene
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:54 pm
    I have an entire cabinet full of cheap holiday-themed accessories from Target (and, more recently, Dollar General). It's all for the dogs. I put stuff on them, giggle, show the family, they roll their eyes, I roll mine back at them, and then I decide how I'm gonna work it (my adorned dogs) into the blog.This has been going on for nearly four years. And that, friends, means that every time I so much as open that cabinet door and reach inside - in anticipation of the TREATS that go along with costumes and photo sessions - the dogs dance around in circles, exactly like Dug is doing up there.
  • Classic Cardigan on Giving Thanks: The Time I Made the Dogs Wear Thanksgiving Costumes in Gale-Force Wind

    Elizabeth Keene
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:52 pm
    Speaking of gale-force wind, I don't know how Dug didn't get blown straight off the porch in this scene. Do you see how high off the ground they are? It's a good thing Carl likes dogs!See below for a reminder of what happened right before Dug jumped on Carl.*sigh*Oh, and by the way, I still have a couple other Dug GIFs left to share this week! ☺So, this is "Classic Cardigan on Giving Thanks" week! (Remember, from Monday?) And that means, it's time for another classic Thanksgiving-inspired post from the archives!Once again, going way back to the beginning...originally published on…
 
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  • PetsLady's Pick: Cute Christmas Kitten Of The Day

    Laurie Kay Olson
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:10 am
    I is soooo cute! In a moment I wills go crazy and climb this here tree. I will become a weapon of Christmas destruction!
  • PetziConnect & DogVacays For The Holidays!

    Ron Callari
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:23 am
    With the holidays fast approaching, folks are in the midst of planning to visit family and friends. In many instances, those travel arrangements can become logistically frustrating, particularly when there are pets involved. Do we take our pooch with us, or does that become too much of an imposition for those you we will be visiting?
  • Horses Celebrate Christmas With A Parade

    Laurie Kay Olson
    12 Dec 2014 | 11:37 am
    Even horses can get into the spirit of Christmas -- especially when they get to step out in their holiday finest in a Christmas parade. Tomorrow the small town of Lisbon, Maryland, will be knee-deep in, well, horse stuff, when hundreds of equines (including ponies, mules, and donkeys) descend upon them for their annual Christmas Horse Parade.
  • Elderly Woman Gets Visit From Traveling Zoo

    Laurie Kay Olson
    11 Dec 2014 | 5:48 am
    There is no doubt that 81-year-old Patricia Delaney loves animals of all kinds. She loves all animals from the top of the food chain on down. She is especially into horses, but she can't ride anymore thanks to her Parkinson's Disease. Being confined in a nursing home has severely limited her chances of getting to interact with animals -- until her social worker came up with the idea of bringing a zoo to her.
  • Tiny Tortoise Gets LEGO Miracle

    Laurie Kay Olson
    10 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    For one tiny tortoise a set of LEGO blocks and accessories became his new lease on life when a veterinarian built him a sort of wheelchair when his legs weren't doing the job for him. The little reptile's name is Blade and his human mom took him to the vet when she noticed that he wasn't moving in a normal way and was having trouble getting around.
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    Wag The Dog UK

  • Hugs: Trucker’s Mysterious, Beautiful Embrace

    Tracy Ahrens
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:01 am
    Tracy Ahrens From time to time when I come home from work or shopping, Trucker is so happy to see me that he stops in front of me blocking my way, sits patiently and puts his front paws up like he’s begging. I stop to acknowledge him and he places his front paws on my thighs as I bend down. He leaves them there, demanding what I have learned is a hug. I have to embrace him, wrap my arms around him and tell him, “I love you.” He then bounces on happily fulfilled. I adopted Trucker at age 5 and between shelter workers and me, we learned tricks and commands that he knows. This touching act…
  • Understanding Dog Seizures

    Guest Author
    11 Dec 2014 | 1:21 am
    Guest Author As is the case with humans, not all dog seizures are alike. Depending on the root cause and how long the episode lasts, seizures can vary from somewhat minor to very serious conditions. When an animal is observed experiencing a seizure, many pet owners feel quite helpless, as they think that there is nothing they can do but wait it out. The best way of combating this feeling is to gain a better understanding of how to manage their pets’ conditions. Below is a brief description of seizure types, as well as a few tips on what owners can do to help ensure their dogs do not injure…
  • Cost Of Owning A Dog Vs. Savings [Info-Graph]

    Guest Author
    8 Dec 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Guest Author Insurance pioneer Bought By Many have created a new tongue and cheek report comparing the cost of owning a dog VS the average savings. They have proved that as well as bringing endless amounts of joy and happiness dogs can also help you save over £1,200 per year. The average annual cost of owning a dog today stands at around £1,183.00 according to research by Bought By Many. But here are 6 unexpected ways you can save. Save on Gym Memberships! Your dog will get you exercising each day without you needing to hit the gym. By giving up your gym membership you pup is helping you…
  • Bigs Wags To Our Winner Of Tattoo Pug Dog Print By Roo Abrook

    Trina
    3 Dec 2014 | 7:11 am
    Trina Ahh….WooooOoooo We have a winner! Kim and Lizzy have won the Very Wag Cool Tattoo Pug Dog by Roo Abrook Giveaway! Please join me in a wagging congratulations ….Howls and wags please! We loved Kim’s comment…. We love dogs and dogs adorn our house where ever possible -we are also ”pug’ilists ‘(just a play on words which means Boxers) which of course are another type of dog !! we have dog pictures, dog paintings and dog blankets!!   Thanks Everyone Who Entered! From each fantastic comment to every new wagging fan, we loved everything you had to say! But in the…
  • Square Snaps Review, Giveaway and More!

    Maggie
    2 Dec 2014 | 3:07 am
    Maggie I bet you’re just like my peep, always taking photos with your smart phone or digital camera and sharing it on Facebook or Instagram. My peep loves it, and I like being her model too! Sometimes I’m even paid with a treat or two! However funny enough I also see time and again when my peep is out with friends doing the swipe. What’s the swipe you ask? Well it’s when peeps take out their phones, open up their gallery and then start swiping their fingers across the screen to flip through their photos to  show their friends their latest images. It usually goes likes…
 
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  • Environmental enrichment for indoor cats

    Signe &#38; Maris Munkevics
    11 Dec 2014 | 9:35 am
    Is your cat having fun indoors? While most people agree that cats are safe indoors, one should not force a cat to live inside four walls without providing a stimulating environment. Cats need the outdoors, and, if the outdoors has become dangerous, the best part of it must come inside. In this article you are going to learn how to make your cat’s surroundings more appealing, fun, stimulating, and a closer match to life outdoors. Is your house vertical enough for your cat? The most significant change you can make in your home for your cat’s appeal is, no doubt, adding a possibility to…
  • How to stop your cat from stealing food from the table

    Signe &#38; Maris Munkevics
    5 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Is your cat stealing food from the table? Many cats do this—and not always because they are hungry. Stealing food is similar to hunting, and Mother Nature dictates to the cat that, if an opportunity arises, it must be taken. Photo by sal, CC BY 2.0. But not everyone wants to eat from the same plate with the family cat. It goes beyond not wanting to share: there may be concerns about hygiene and spreading of parasites, one might have trouble maintaining their cat’s healthy weight or the fact that human foods are not always safe to cats. In this article, you are going to learn how to stop…
  • 17 tips for owners of more than one cat

    Signe &#38; Maris Munkevics
    4 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Photo by Marianne Perdomo. How are your cats getting along? Do they communicate well in most cases, but then some occasional fights or disagreements break out? If so, you are among the majority because this is what we see in most multi-cat households. Do you want to take a leap ahead and make your cats best buddies? Here are 17 tips to improve harmony in homes with more than one cat. Add vertical territory. Climbing opportunities are very important in a single-cat house, but they become extremely, extremely important if you have more than one cat. Add cat trees, perches and shelves, clear…
  • What to do if your cat has blood in his urine

    Signe &#38; Maris Munkevics
    1 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Is your cat peeing blood? It is common for this to occur due to infections, tumors, bladder stones, or even stress. Have you noticed any red stains in your cat’s litter box? Have you found small, reddish puddles all over your home? Whatever the scenario, if your cat has blood in his urine, it is a sure sign that you should visit the veterinarian as soon as you can. Here’s why. Causes of blood in in a cat’s urine A cat may pee blood for many reasons, and only a veterinarian can offer a proper diagnosis and determine the necessary treatment plan. The most common causes of blood in a…
  • Top causes of excessive chewing in dogs

    Signe &#38; Maris Munkevics
    28 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    In the case of excessive chewing in dogs, the most important part of the solution is to find out what is causing this behavior. We already mentioned the most common ones in our article about stopping a dog from chewing on door frames, but those are not close to being all of them. Here is a list of possible causes of excessive chewing in dogs: Trying to escape confinement. Excessive chewing, especially chewing on a door frame or objects near an exit, is commonly caused by a dog trying to escape confinement. It is often related to fear or anxiety, but in some cases a dog may just not enjoy…
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    Inside Out Dog Training

  • We Were In The News In November With Two Papers

    Jason Rae
    2 Dec 2014 | 9:07 pm
    We were so lucky to be featured in two news papers here in the High Desert in the month of November.  L.J was easy to talk with and did a great job of writing a fun and informative article about our company.  This has been a labor of love and we have put immense amount of time into that website to help brand new dog owners who just adopted their dog from a shelter.  We look forward to working with other shelters right here in the High Desert and offering free online dog training to new dog adopters.  On that note, I have to say working with Riverside County Animal Services was simple…
  • Dog Safety Tips For Thanksgiving Holiday

    Jason Rae
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Keeping a close eye on your dog during the Thanksgiving meal, or even allowing them to relax safely in another room, is a good rule of thumb for the holidays. Keeping this list in mind during prep and actual mealtime will make everything run smoothly, and keep your furbaby safe and happy! We wanted to everyone to be aware that Thanksgiving can not be such a happy place for you dog if things go wrong. So we put together a guide of what to do and what not too do on Turkey day. We only put the four most important in the video so it did’t run so long but put the other four in the article below.
  • Vet Office Etiquette

    Jason Rae
    7 Nov 2014 | 10:44 pm
    Vet office etiquette is very important for your dogs safety! So I think this video falls under helpful rant because it came from a frustration I have but I do want to help.I do think this is a very over looked behavior issue that we face every time we take our dogs to the local vets office. Just want to make a few key points that I think will help out everyone in the long run when taking their dogs to the vets because alot of people are either first time dog owners or just don’t realize the danger.  Do not let your dog meet other dogs while at the vets office. It’s never a good…
  • July 4th Warning

    Jason Rae
    3 Jul 2014 | 6:36 pm
    July 4th Service Announcement For Dog Owners:  Better late than never I guess but its the 3rd of July and tomorrow is the big day.  July 4th is one of the worst days on the planet for dogs all across the U.S. and the reason is because they think its WWIII.  Remember dogs have super hero type hearing and when they hear all the fire works going off it really freaks most dogs out.  This weekend animal shelters all across the country will get a huge influx in lost pets because most people will forget and leave their dog out when they go off to the firework shows.  Most of the time when dogs…
  • Nitro Learning “Leave It” With A Soccer Ball

    Jason Rae
    16 Mar 2014 | 12:42 pm
    Nitro the English Bull Dog is crazy for the soccer ball. We had the pleasure to board Nitro at our home and he was a blast to have around. I always love dogs with high energy and that love to play.  The issue we ran into is that once he got the ball in his mouth he became very possessive over the ball.  So his owner dropped him off the night before and I tried to play with him to get some energy out before going inside, and getting this ball was not even an option, so I woke up the next day and tried again with the same result.  I thought it would be a great time to grab the camera and…
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    Pets4Homes

  • Is the Beauceron dog a good choice of pet?

    22 Dec 2014 | 8:37 am
    The Beauceron is a large, versatile French dog that has historically been used for roles including herding and guarding, and that is distinctive due to having double dewclaws on their hind legs! Historically, the breed was one that widely had their ears cropped into a pointed appearance, but now that this needless...
  • Is the Border terrier a good choice of pet?

    22 Dec 2014 | 6:59 am
    The Border terrier is a small, plucky litter terrier with a rough coat and a comical little face! They are closely related to various other terriers including the Patterdale, ...
  • Research Shows Foals Do Learn From their Mothers

    22 Dec 2014 | 6:49 am
    Recent studies carried out in Denmark show that foals learn all about scary things from their mothers and they do so at a very young age. Researchers noticed that when mares handled frightening situations calmly, they passed this on to their foals. The result was that foals in turn grew up to be more confident horses and were far less likely to spook or be scared by things they had already enco...
  • How to Keep a Welsh Springer Spaniel's Coat Looking Good

    22 Dec 2014 | 6:44 am
    Welsh Springer Spaniels are lovely looking dogs with wonderful long, shiny coats. The breed is known for their friendly and inquisitive natures which makes them such a great choice as a family pet. There's nothing these dogs like more than chasing around in the undergrowth and plunging into water whenever they can. Naturally, this means owners are often left with wet and rather muddy four-l...
  • Osteodystrophy a Congenital Health Issue that Affects Scottish Folds

    22 Dec 2014 | 6:36 am
    The Scottish Fold has to be one of the cutest looking little cats on the planet with their extraordinary curled back ears and large eyes. On the whole, they are a healthy breed and if they are going to suffer from any joint deformities, these tend to develop pretty early on in their lives when cats are around f...
 
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    McLean Puppy Chronicles

  • Corky's School Introductions

    CD McLean
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:23 pm
    I introduced Corky to lower, middle and upper division on three separate days in early December.  It was shortly after Katie Bandel's visit, so it was in actuality auspiciously timed as the students in upper had a more impactful idea of what Corky would be doing for someone later on in life.  We are hoping to bring Katie back to Berkeley in Jan/Feb to speak with lower and middle and to do the exercise with the dixie cups with them as well.Corky on stage in upper.  He did a nice sit. Corky was pretty good on stage.  He did sit when given the command.  Of course,…
  • Secret Jam Cam

    FredCanDoIt
    28 Nov 2014 | 5:56 am
    By FredOn Wednesday we installed some surveillance cameras so that we can watch the dogs while we are out. Specifically, we hoped this would give us a chance to have a normal and relaxed Thanksgiving dinner at our friends house while Jam was home alone. Here's what happened.2:15pmThe dogs have been walked and pooped and fed early. The house has been picked up so that Jam doesn't have any obvious temptations. I walk Cheryl to the car but then come back inside so that Jam might think it's a normal work day. Cheryl pulls out of the driveway. I watch TV for a second, then I go out the back door…
  • Happy Thanksgiving with a Happy Video from Corky

    CD McLean
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:01 am
    Today as we eat and eat and eat, there will be our four legged friends around us who may want a treat or two.  We should refrain from giving them turkey, as it isn't good for them, but a little pumpkin or peanut butter as gift for their many small kindnesses they do for us every day might be in order.If they don't wag, they still like it.
  • Dewey Report Card

    CD McLean
    16 Nov 2014 | 5:46 am
    Good News on Dewey!Dewey in the gym at school.He is in Phase 3: Blindfold Walks. Woot!We are so proud of Dewey.  He is a calm and very sweet boy and we are so proud of him.  Here are the comments from the trainer:COMMENTS: Dewey continues to do well in training! We are going to lots of different venues and he is generally a very mature and well behaved gentleman. He still needs some additional support from his handler, especially in more challenging work environments. He has a great settle and it's clear that you put a lot of time and love into teaching him to be such a nice…
  • A 4-Woof Treat

    FredCanDoIt
    12 Nov 2014 | 6:25 am
    By FredWhen Corky is at home with me the dogs can only get approved treats like little stinky salmon pellets, but today anything goes because Corky is at school with Cheryl, a fact that is not lost on Willow, who is especially happy when it's time for my first coffee break. After about 13 years of coffee breaks, Willow has developed a way to reward me for picking out good treats. I should note that Jam trusts her judgment completely and defers to her in every way.Yes, 13 years, at an average of two coffee break per day, three days a week (though we only started raising guide dog puppies six…
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    Hairless Cat

  • Names For Male Cats

    admin
    2 Dec 2014 | 12:46 am
    When it comes to naming your pet cat, there are limitless options and opportunities for you to truly capture his personality. Is he a lover or a fighter? Does he love food, playing, napping or cuddling? While there are many names geared towards how a cat looks (Boots, Star or Sonic, for example), we decided that a name should be something that defines or describes your cat in order to give him a true personality. While his personality might not be immediately forthcoming, there are little oddities to each cat that make him different from all the others you might have chosen. Here are some…
  • Baby Cats For Sale

    admin
    2 Nov 2014 | 1:48 am
    If you have reached this article it is probably because you are interested in acquiring a kitten. We thought it would be a good idea to provide you with a checklist to determine whether or not you are ready to be a cat owner. Before searching for baby cats for sale, make sure that you are ready for the responsibility. Here are several things to understand before getting a cat. 1) You do not “own” a cat Just because you exchange money for baby cats on sale does not mean you become their “owner”. Cats are naturally independent creatures, and while they can crave attention and…
  • How To Stop Cats From Spraying

    admin
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:51 am
    Spraying is an issue faced by cat owners and can become a particularly troubling trend if it is not dealt with forcefully and regularly in order to stop it from becoming a habit. Spraying is the way that cats mark their territory and warn other cats away from it. This act is most commonly performed in households that contain multiple cats or a house with an unneutered male cat and is normally performed in high-traffic areas such as couches and furniture, hallways and in perimeter areas such as corners, drapes and cabinets. That being said, all cats are naturally capable of spraying their…
  • Deworming Cats

    admin
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:49 am
    Deworming your cat can be a somewhat complicated and difficult process to endure. We have limited the process to as few steps as possible to allow you to find and use the information you need. Step 1: Identifying The Problem Before you begin deworming your cat, be sure to determine that the cause of its sickness is actually worms. A cat with worms should show some of the following symptoms: – Worms in their poop – Stomach bloating – Diarrhea – Pieces of worms visible around their bum – Weight loss – Constipation – Vomiting – Hard breathing…
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    Dog With Blog

  • Why no Nobel Peace Prize for Zanjeer the Dog?

    Abhishek Joshi
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:51 am
    Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - The world as the dogs sees it.If being the best friend that humans can have in this world wasn’t enough, the dogs have long donned the colours of courage as unsung heroes. From leading cohort operations against the terrorists, to unflinching loyalty and everyday healing, dogs have given humans their absolute all. As the calendar turns the final leaf for the year, media … Continue reading Why no Nobel Peace Prize for Zanjeer the Dog? →The post Why no Nobel Peace Prize for Zanjeer the Dog? appeared first on Dog With Blog.
  • Paw Prints

    Abhishek Joshi
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:32 am
    Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - The world as the dogs sees it.You left paw prints, sweetheart On your sister’s heart You changed her in a way She still hasn’t come to understand She’s scared of loving Because she’s scared of losing Of being left, even more incomplete Her heart is laminated With your wet kisses You still live there Jumping and frolicking We’ll let nobody in, … Continue reading Paw Prints →The post Paw Prints appeared first on Dog With Blog.
  • ‘John Wick’ Review

    Abhishek Joshi
    16 Nov 2014 | 11:28 pm
    Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - The world as the dogs sees it.There’s no sight sadder on the silver screen than a dog dying. Kill men and their muse and we the viewers can deal with that but you hurt the dog, you jangle all our nerves! We don’t like to see dogs die, period. Not even in fictional realms.  The coolest action flick of 2014 John … Continue reading ‘John Wick’ Review →The post ‘John Wick’ Review appeared first on Dog With Blog.
 
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    Puppy In Training

  • 8th Annual Home For The Holidays Pet Adoption Fair

    Colby
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:40 pm
    Can you believe the Eighth Annual Home For The Holidays Pet Adoption is right around the corner!?  Me neither! I’m not sure, but I think I attended the very first Home For The Holidays Pet Adoption and wrote about it right here on the blog!  That would have been way back in December of 2007!  Of […]
  • 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 […]
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    Hannah the Pet Society

  • Raising Your New Puppy: Common Mistakes to Avoid

    The Hannah Team
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:08 pm
    Raising a dog is not an easy job.  While the rewards are many, it’s also a lot of work.  It takes a great deal of energy, patience and self-control to train and care for our Pets.  This is why Hannah’s placement process involves a thorough screening and counseling process to help our members prepare for their new family member. There are many common mistakes Pet parents make in the puppy-raising process that can seem harmless but are anything but!  Here is a list of some of the biggest no-no’s and why they can be so damaging: -          It’s easy to over-indulge our…
  • The Perfect Gift for the Perfect Pet

    The Hannah Team
    10 Dec 2014 | 11:05 am
    The holidays are a time to share in a little food-eating and gift-giving among family and friends.  And this includes our furry family members!  The joy experienced by our Pets as they receive a new treat or toy is only matched or exceeded by the proud Pet parent. The holiday experience wouldn’t be complete without the love and companionship of our Pets.  As we move closer to the big day, Hannah has put together a list of safe, fun and useful gift ideas for the Pets in your life. -          Most dogs love plush toys!  This scene will be familiar to many: a small toy in perfect…
  • The Importance of Pet-Proofing Your Home

    The Hannah Team
    3 Dec 2014 | 9:44 am
    Pets are a great source of love, companionship and joy.  But they are also a lot of work and need our supervision and care. Our homes are full of common items that we often overlook, but that can be extremely dangerous to a curious or playful Pet; items such as power cords, small toys, harmful plants and foods.  The most common, everyday items to you or me, could cause severe injury and even death to our Pets.  What follows is a brief list of preventative measures every Pet parent can take to help keep your furry family members safe and secure. -          If your family includes…
  • Benefits of Adopting Older Pets

    The Hannah Team
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:42 am
    Who doesn’t love a puppy?  They’re cute and playful, and full of love and curiosity.  But there is a price to pay for all of that cute and cuddly wonder.  Along with the joy and fun, it’s important to keep in mind that puppies are a lot of work!  To assume the responsibility of a puppy is a major commitment that should not be taken lightly.  From elimination training to vaccinations, chewing to late-night whining, raising a puppy is no small task. For this reason and many others, families often choose an older dog who already has a bit of training and/or maturity under his…
  • Working with your Begging Dog at Thanksgiving and Dr. Tripps Tips

    The Hannah Team
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Thanksgiving is a day to gather loved ones together for food, family and football!  But one beloved family member may not be welcome at the table. While we love our dogs and cherish their companionship and company, we certainly don’t want them begging at the dinner table.  It’s not an unusual habit.  In fact, for thousands, if not millions of Pet parents, begging has become a habit that is tolerated, ignored and in some cases, even unintentionally encouraged.  Here are some tips for preventing or eliminating these unwanted traits: -          First and foremost, don’t give…
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    Two Little Cavaliers

  • How to Prepare Your Dog for the Holidays Part 3

    Felissa Elfenbein
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:26 pm
    How to Prepare Your Dog for the Holidays Part 3 How to Prepare Your Dog for the Holidays Part 3 This is post 3 in our 3 part series on how to Prepare Your Dog for the Holidays. In order to keep your dog as safe and stress free as possible please check out Post Number One Tips to Keep Your Dog Stress Free This […] Two Little Cavaliers - Helping Dog Owners and their Dogs Live the Life They Deserve
  • How to Prepare Your Dog for the Holidays Part 2

    Felissa Elfenbein
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:32 am
    How to Prepare Your Dog for the Holidays Part 2 How to Prepare Your Dog for the Holidays Part 2 Are you getting ready to deck the halls and trim the tree? If so, take a peek at these tips on how to prepare your dog for the holiday season. Seasonal décor is fun, but can pose a hazard to pets. Read these tips and […] Two Little Cavaliers - Helping Dog Owners and their Dogs Live the Life They Deserve
  • How to Prepare Your Dog for the Holidays Part 1

    Felissa Elfenbein
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    How to Prepare Your Dog for the Holidays Part 1 How to Prepare Your Dog for the Holidays Part 1 This post is part one of a 3 part series. Be sure to read the entire series by using the links at the bottom of this post! The holidays are a joyous time to spend with family and friends. But during the hustle and bustle […] Two Little Cavaliers - Helping Dog Owners and their Dogs Live the Life They Deserve
  • DIY Holiday Gifts For Your Dog

    Felissa Elfenbein
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:51 pm
    DIY Holiday Gifts For Your Dog DIY Holiday Gifts For Your Dog Do you want to give your dog some homemade love this holiday season? It is easier than you think! You don’t have to be super crafty, the best cook, or even a master carpenter to make something that your dog will love. 1. Edible ornaments. Make your own ornaments […] Two Little Cavaliers - Helping Dog Owners and their Dogs Live the Life They Deserve
  • Inspire Us Tuesdays – Come Join the Party!

    Felissa Elfenbein
    16 Dec 2014 | 3:59 am
    Inspire Us Tuesdays – Come Join the Party! Inspire Us Tuesdays – Come Join the Party! Welcome to Inspire Us Tuesday #21! Last week our party had 109 amazing links submitted! Many of those links were for Fudge Recipes! So if you like Fudge or just like wishing you had some head over and check them all out. We are touched that you […] 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

  • Homemade Thanksgiving Dinner Recipe for Dogs

    27 Nov 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Click here to learn more about a healthy homemade dog food diet for dogs! If you are interested in more great recipes, you can check out my homemade dog food recipe eBooks!AngelK9 Instinctwww.k9instinct.com
  • Frozen Kong Dog Treat Recipes

    19 Nov 2014 | 8:38 am
    Dogs love to chew, and nothing beats settling in with a treat-filled frozen kong to keep dogs busy, mentally stimulated and happy! Kong toys are perfect for filling with delicious treats and freezing them into long lasting snacks. The recipes below are healthy, 100% dog-friendly and sure to please your pampered pooch! Remember to feed these tasty snacks in moderation, and proper daily exercise will ensure your dog stays lean and healthy!For all of the following recipes, all you need to do is mix everything together, fill the Kong toy with the mixture and freeze it. Some ingredients require…
  • Homemade Dog Toothpaste Recipe

    23 Oct 2014 | 7:34 am
    Oral health is of vital importance for our dogs, especially for seniors. Dental disease can cause secondary infections in the blood, a weakened immune system, susceptibility to disease and illness as well as tooth decay and loss. Human toothpaste is dangerous for dogs and contains ingredients that can make them ill and cause issues with their kidneys and liver.  Toothpaste for dogs that you can buy at pet stores can be expensive and may contain questionable ingredients and chemical additives. A homemade toothpaste is a healthy, safe herbal mixture that has plenty of health benefits and…
  • 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…
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    That Reptile Blog

  • The 5 Best Holiday Gifts for Reptiles, Amphibians and Their Owners

    Frank Indiviglio
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:50 am
    Today I’d like to offer some gift suggestions for the herps and herp owners on your holiday shopping list. Several are items that we just never seem to think of, despite the fact that they can lighten our workload and improve our pets’ quality of life. Others can be classified as critical life support equipment for certain creatures. Included are some that I have tended to do without – until I saw how much easier life became with them! Please see the linked articles and post questions below if you’d like further information on any of the products covered here. ReptiTemp Digital…
  • CITES Listing Sought for Snapping Turtles, 3 Softshells: Do You Agree?

    Frank Indiviglio
    16 Dec 2014 | 11:46 am
    Uploaded to Wikipedia Commons by D. Gordon E. Robertson The US Fish & Wildlife Service is currently (December, 2014) seeking Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) protection for the Common Snapping Turtle and the Florida, Spiny, and Smooth Softshell Turtles. Each is being collected from the wild in ever increasing numbers and exported to Asian food and medicinal markets. With so many Asian species having been decimated by over-collection (please see article below), pressure on US species will surely increase. While several of the turtles involved are perceived to…
  • The Best Substrate for Crested Gecko Terrariums: Avoiding Impactions

    Frank Indiviglio
    13 Dec 2014 | 5:31 am
    Uploaded to Wikipedia Commons by annakilljoy, It wasn’t so long ago that one had to search through many books to find a photo of a Crested Gecko (Correlophus ciliatus), and seeing a live individual in a zoo was impossible. In fact, the species was presumed extinct in the early 1990’s! Today, these bizarre New Caledonian natives are captive bred in huge numbers, and are popular with reptile keepers worldwide. However, while their husbandry needs are well-understood, and rather easy to meet, substrate choice can be problematic. Judging by questions I’ve received lately and…
  • East African Black Mud Turtle Care: a Herpetologist’s Thoughts

    Frank Indiviglio
    10 Dec 2014 | 5:30 am
    Uploaded to Wikipedia Commons by Loran I was first introduced to the East African Black Mud Turtle, or African Mud Turtle, (Pelusios subniger) when working for a NYC animal importer many years ago, and they have remained great favorites of mine to this day. In common with many species that have evolved in harsh environments, African Mud Turtles are among the hardiest of reptile pets; longevities in excess of 30 years have been recorded. Perhaps due to their somewhat drab coloration, these interesting, responsive turtles are often overlooked, but that is a mistake – all the private and…
  • The 5 Worst Reptiles and Amphibians to Choose as Holiday Gifts

    Frank Indiviglio
    5 Dec 2014 | 5:07 am
    Choosing a live amphibian or a reptile as a holiday gift may be a nice gesture, but it is also fraught with potential problems. Please see The 5 Best Reptiles and Amphibians to Choose as Holiday Gifts for further cautions. General considerations aside, certain species are almost always a bad idea…even when the recipient has some experience. Unfortunately, many of these “bad choices” are promoted as being easy-to-care-for, and indeed all have some very desirable qualities. In the right hands, some can make great, long-lived pets – but, unfortunately, the “right hands” are often few…
 
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  • Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional Upright (NV356E) – Review

    Jan
    21 Dec 2014 | 9:12 pm
    Review of a Vacuum for Pet Hair: the Shark NV356E A Guest Article I have owned a couple of high-end and low-end vacuum cleaners and tested a couple more. Call me a vac maniac. I have never been a big fan of Sharks, but after seeing the infomercials and the neat stunts that this multi-talented upright […]Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional Upright (NV356E) – Review is a post from: Dog Grooming Courses Online
  • Pomeranian Grooming: How to Groom a Pomeranian the Right Way

    Jan
    2 Dec 2014 | 10:44 pm
    The Pomeranian, often known as a Pom, is a small breed of dog with a thick, fluffy coat and a long, narrow face that resembles a fox. An intelligent dog breed, the-Pomeranian can become a phenomenal pet/companion with the appropriate care and training. Best Tips for Grooming Your Pomeranian Regular Pom grooming is essential. Not […]Pomeranian Grooming: How to Groom a Pomeranian the Right Way is a post from: Dog Grooming Courses Online
  • The Miele S7260 Cat & Dog Upright Vacuum: Every Pet-lover’s Dream

    Jan
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:59 pm
    Looking for something that is ideal for your battle against pet hair and odors? Fur happens all over if you let Scruffy and Purr roam free – in every nook and cranny – all over your sofas, floor surfaces, underneath furniture – all over YOU & everywhere else. On the wish list, of many pet […]The Miele S7260 Cat & Dog Upright Vacuum: Every Pet-lover’s Dream is a post from: Dog Grooming Courses Online
  • Choosing the Best Dog Dryer for Your Grooming Needs

    Jan
    7 May 2014 | 10:07 pm
    Deciding which is the best dog dryer can be a time-consuming exercise because there are so many pet hair dryers on the market. Whilst clippers, brushes and shampoos are essential grooming aids, it is extremely difficult to complete the job properly without a good quality dog grooming dryer. So, it is indeed a worthwhile exercise […]Choosing the Best Dog Dryer for Your Grooming Needs is a post from: Dog Grooming Courses Online
  • Cockapoo Grooming Styles: Mastering Top Cockapoo Hairstyles

    Jan
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:21 am
    Cockapoos are adorable dogs with beautiful coats that present groomers with great styling opportunities when they consider the best of Cockapoo grooming styles for your pet. The Cockapoo’s Coat Owners of this cute dog breed love to take proper care of their pet’s coat. Like human hair, the Cockapoo’s hair grows constantly. Therefore, it should […]Cockapoo Grooming Styles: Mastering Top Cockapoo Hairstyles is a post from: Dog Grooming Courses Online
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    Beagle Daily

  • AKC/Eukanuba National Championships December 13-14 2014

    Lexie
    13 Dec 2014 | 12:54 am
    The post AKC/Eukanuba National Championships December 13-14 2014 appeared first on Beagle Daily.
  • Beagle Gets on Ambulance

    Lexie
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:14 pm
    This is one of the sweetest news stories, I have seen. About four months ago 85 year old JR Nicholoson, made a bond for life with a beagle mix named Buddy. He adopted him from Mason County Animal Shelter, in San Angelo Texas. According to reports, Nicholoson’s ranch hand Brian Wright called for an ambulance. Mr Nicholoson told him, he was feeling dizzy. What happened next? The ambulance was on their way to Fredericks hospital, when a driver flagged them down. They had been driving for about twenty miles, they didn’t know they had a extra passenger. The driver pointed out that a…
  • Traumatised Beagle Pups rescued 30m Mineshaft

    Brian
    14 Nov 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Four dogs went missing during a walk with their owners. They were found hidden under briers. Two beagle pups, and a terrier were lifted to safety. They used a bucket and a rope to get the dogs out. The one puppy was growling and shaking, because she was scared. The dogs were found and returned to their owners. The 12 month old female beagle puppy got very scared and ran down the mine shaft. It took patience and time to get her out. The Coast Guard unit responded to get the dogs out, they were concerned that the others would try to go down into the mine shaft and get the dogs out themselves.
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    Jusani Culture blogs

  • Three Animals Find Unexpected Purpose in the Military

    lnsilvia
    22 Dec 2014 | 4:46 am
    A lot of the technology we see around in the modern world was first developed by the military and then reapplied to civilian life. The most obvious example is the Internet, which has its roots as a communications network capable of surviving a nuclear attack. And is now a ubiquitous tool and time-waster. But the military also uses the natural world in creative ways to aid soldiers: BEES! read more
  • Interesting Tidbits About Animal Therapy That You Probably Didn't Know

    lnsilvia
    20 Dec 2014 | 10:39 am
    You've probably heard of a therapy dog. But what about a therapy horse? A therapy hamster? Even llamas can be used as therapy animals. There are a lot of facts about animal therapy that would surprise you, so get ready to be schooled in the world of creature caretakers! read more
  • 6 Things You Didn’t Know About Pit Bulls

    lnsilvia
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:43 pm
    Protector, friend, ideal athlete, the sort of dog Americans aspire to have by their side. From the 19th century when the Pit and Bull breed was first created by breeding English Bulldogs with English Terriers up until the 1980s when the American Pit Bull was still seen as a child's best friend. The 80s is when their public image began to change for the worse, but these amazing family pets are making their comeback. read more
  • 5 Treat Recipes for Your Cats and Dogs to Enjoy This Holiday Season

    lnsilvia
    11 Dec 2014 | 7:46 pm
    It’s the holidays again! Family is gathering from near and far to be together and people are making last minute trips to gather gifts and groceries before the big rush of last minute spenders. Hot cocoa, movies, and bonding time in the kitchen will be enjoyed. Make sure to make room for your furry babies during this hectic holiday season. They can enjoy the festivities as well. read more
  • Jusani’s Holiday Meme Photo Contest!

    lnsilvia
    10 Dec 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Finally, those photos of Spike jumping on the dinner table to grab the basted turkey are finally going to pay off! If you have some funny pet photos from your winter holiday gatherings that would put the Griswold Family on their Christmas vacation to shame, we want to see them! Show off your awkward or hilarious holiday photos and win some cool Jusani dog tags! Be sure to share the contest with your friends and family, and feel free to comment on others’ photos as well! Official Rules: read more
 
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    The Labrador Site

  • Ear problems in Labradors

    Pippa
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    Labradors are prone to a number of different types of ear infection. Nature designed dogs with pricked up ears for a good reason. Upright ears allow good air flow which helps to keep ears free from infection. Floppy ears have flaps which cover the ear canal, creating a warmer, darker environment where germs and other unwanted visitors can grow and flourish. What this means is that Labradors, and other floppy eared dogs, are somewhat more prone to ear problems, than dogs with pricked up ears. Individual Labradors with narrow or very hairy ear canals are also at a particular disadvantage Signs…
  • Should you spay your Labrador? A look at pros and cons

    Pippa
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:09 am
    Should you spay your female Labrador? Nowadays, the answer is rarely a straightforward yes or no. This article takes a look at the pros and cons of spaying female dogs. For many years now,  veterinary surgeons throughout the UK and elsewhere have been recommending the routine spaying, of all bitches which are not going to be bred from. In the USA  where neutering often takes place at a very early age, this seems to be widely accepted as the ‘right thing’ to do, and a useful form of population control. In the UK the situation most bitches seem to be left intact until after their…
  • 6 Simple Reasons to Train Your Labrador Yourself

    Lucy
    11 Dec 2014 | 1:57 am
    Today’s article is by writer and Labrador enthusiast, Lucy Easton. Training your Labrador should be fun. For both of you. But if you just don’t know how, then thinking about getting started can be a cause of great stress. Overcoming that first hurdle can be a huge step, and one that feels really intimidating to take. One solution some people consider is sending their dog away to be trained, but this can be a real minefield, as discussed in this article. Even though you might think you aren’t capable of training your dog yourself, I want to reassure you that you are.
  • 5 Heroic Labradors to remember

    Lucy
    8 Dec 2014 | 2:34 am
    Today’s article is by writer & Labrador enthusiast, Lucy Easton. All Labrador owners are lucky, to have such a wonderful companion in their lives. Even if they are a bit of a handful sometimes! Their friendship and companionship brightens up even the dreariest of days. You’re never alone if you have a dog by your side. But some Labradors really have gone above and beyond,  showing themselves to be real heroes to those around them. Whether it’s around the house helping families, or out in the world carrying out vital jobs, Labradors are making a difference to our lives…
  • 5 Fun Christmas Gifts for Your Labrador

    Lucy
    4 Dec 2014 | 2:37 am
    Christmas is a time for fun and happiness. Everyone should be involved in the season of giving, especially our Labradors. What better way to feel like you are really getting him involved, than giving him some great Christmas themed presents? From festive toys to merry clothes, cosy blankets to Christmassy bowls. There’s an amazing range to choose from. We have had a look at what’s available, and picked our top five fun Christmas gifts for your Labrador. Unstuffed Santa Labradors love toys, but a lot of them love chewing too. Unstuffed toys are a big favourite in our house, and…
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    TheDogTrainingSecret.com

  • How to Fix Your Dog’s Bad Behavior Before the Holidays

    Minette
    22 Dec 2014 | 7:35 am
    Thanks Epiphany Glass for the Photo I spent many, many years working in the veterinary field, and I think it would shock some of you to know just how many dogs are euthanized during the holiday season. I think this phenomenon has a lot to do with my recent loathing of the season.  Having to deal with day after day of sick animals and euthanasia will wear on you. So why do the holidays make a difference? To me they don’t.  I love my dogs during all times of the year. But for many people having a dog that is ill behaved results in euthanasia and/or overcrowding at the shelter! And, YES you…
  • How to Become a Better Dog Trainer Through Tricks

    Minette
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:20 am
    Mr Snitch Pushing a Button to Open the Door Want to be a good dog trainer? I’m not even talking about training other people’s dogs, or training lots of dogs; I am talking about being a good dog trainer for your own dog! I think trick training is crucial for good dog training! Sounds silly right? Dog training is all about obedience right? Not necessarily! Dog Training is All about COMMUNICATION Some people and some dog trainers think that dog training is all about control. And, sometimes they think control comes with physical manipulations and physical corrections (commonly known as leash…
  • Safety; What it Means in Dog Training

    Minette
    11 Dec 2014 | 7:49 am
    Mr. Snitch and My other Boys! Dog training can be a very emotional ride. And, I am not even talking about YOU the dog owner! I am talking about your dog! Yes, your dog has emotions and we have a very successful “Emotions Training Program” which we call our Dream Dog Program for more on that click here.  I’ll say that again, yes, dogs have emotions. They may not have complex emotions nor are they manipulative but they do have simple emotions and fear is one of them. I have talked a lot about fear lately; but it is a very intricate problem and can come in a variety of severity.
  • Bad Habits Are Hard to Break

    Minette
    8 Dec 2014 | 9:30 am
    Thanks Happy Tails For the Photo Which makes me want to breakout into song with “Hard Habit to Break” by Chicago! I digress and I age myself with that statement (those of you my age or older will understand J Bad habits are hard to break. Good habits are hard to break. In fact that is kind of the definition of a habit… Habit as defined by wikipedia: a habit is a routine of behavior that is repeated regularly and tends to occur unconsciously. The American Journal of Psychology says it is a fixed way of thinking, acquired though previous thinking and repetition of a mental experience. I…
  • Want Help Fixing Your Dog’s Fear?

    Chet
    5 Dec 2014 | 1:48 pm
    If you’d like to take a minute to tell us your biggest concerns surrounding your dogs fears, or the goals you would like in helping fix them… please fill out the comment section below describing the fear issue you’d like our help in fixing. And I’ll reward you with a discount coupon to the course when it is released!
 
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    Dog With Blog

  • Why no Nobel Peace Prize for Zanjeer the Dog?

    Abhishek Joshi
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:51 am
    Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - The world as the dogs sees it.If being the best friend that humans can have in this world wasn’t enough, the dogs have long donned the colours of courage as unsung heroes. From leading cohort operations against the terrorists, to unflinching loyalty and everyday healing, dogs have given humans their absolute all. As the calendar turns the final leaf for the year, media … Continue reading Why no Nobel Peace Prize for Zanjeer the Dog? →The post Why no Nobel Peace Prize for Zanjeer the Dog? appeared first on Dog With Blog.
  • Paw Prints

    Abhishek Joshi
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:32 am
    Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - The world as the dogs sees it.You left paw prints, sweetheart On your sister’s heart You changed her in a way She still hasn’t come to understand She’s scared of loving Because she’s scared of losing Of being left, even more incomplete Her heart is laminated With your wet kisses You still live there Jumping and frolicking We’ll let nobody in, … Continue reading Paw Prints →The post Paw Prints appeared first on Dog With Blog.
  • ‘John Wick’ Review

    Abhishek Joshi
    16 Nov 2014 | 11:28 pm
    Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - The world as the dogs sees it.There’s no sight sadder on the silver screen than a dog dying. Kill men and their muse and we the viewers can deal with that but you hurt the dog, you jangle all our nerves! We don’t like to see dogs die, period. Not even in fictional realms.  The coolest action flick of 2014 John … Continue reading ‘John Wick’ Review →The post ‘John Wick’ Review appeared first on Dog With Blog.
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    Paws to Talk

  • Ep. 050- 3 Ways to Enjoy the Holidays with Your Dog

    4 Dec 2014 | 4:56 am
    Have a lot of people and dogs on your shopping list? Dreading that trip to the mall? Is your calendar full of seasonal obligations? Paws to Talk Creator and Professional Life Coach, Margot Ahlquist gives you 3 easy ways to enjoy the season with your dog.
  • Ep. 049- Why You and Your Dog Need a Bedtime Ritual

    6 Nov 2014 | 4:42 am
    Margot Ahlquist, Creator of PawsToTalk.com and Professional Life Coach shares her bedtime rituals that promote better sleep for her and her dog Toby.
  • Ep. 048- So, You Have An Idea For a Dog Product?

    23 Oct 2014 | 6:54 am
    DoggieDooAll Founder, Laura Vorreyer shares how she took her dog product idea and brought it all the way to market for dog lovers.
  • 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.
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    Pet Nutrition and Animal Wellness on Mercola Healthy Pets

  • 86% of Dogs Studied Were Jealous of This 'Life-Like' Object

    21 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    By Dr. Becker As many of us who share our lives with a canine companion or several have long known, dogs suffer from the “green eyed monster” in much the same way we do. And now there’s scientific evidence to confirm our suspicions. Dogs React Jealously When Owners Pay Attention to Faux Dog Two researchers at the University of California, San Diego conducted a jealousy study with 36 small dogs.1 The dogs were all under 35 pounds and/or shorter than 15 inches. This was so the researchers could more easily control undesirable behaviors. In the group of 36 were 14 mixed breed dogs and a…
  • Tiny Black Kitten in Her Bee Costume

    21 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    While her goal is to catch an elusive teaser toy, this precious kitty seems unaware that she’s the focus, in her yellow net tutu with wings attached.
  • Could Your Pet Be Suffering from This Debilitating Inflammatory Disease?

    20 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    By Dr. Becker Today I want to talk about different types of arthritis in pets. Many pet parents don’t realize there’s more than one type of arthritis that can affect a dog or cat. There’s the type of arthritis everyone is familiar with, which is called osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease. This type of arthritis is commonly seen in older animals. There’s septic arthritis, which is inflammation and degeneration of a joint or joints caused by infection. And there’s also another type of arthritis called immune-mediated polyarthritis, which can take many forms and occurs when a…
  • Do Big Cats Like Catnip, Too?

    20 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    BigCatRescue.org shows lynxes, leopards and other large felines are just as captivated by the essence of catnip as their smaller cousins, with similar euphoric effects.
  • A Revolutionary, Hands-Off Way to Know If Your Pet Is Sick or in Pain

    19 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    By Dr. Becker The latest tech gadget for pets is a collar that tracks your canine or feline companion’s vital signs and other health measures during veterinary visits, or at home. It creates sort of an electronic health record for your pet. The wireless “smart collar,” developed and manufactured by PetPace, can also send alerts about potential problems and help with early disease detection and behavioral problems, according to the developer. Dr. Teresa Lightfoot, director of BluePearl Science, who conducted clinical trials of the collar says: “This is a product that is going to…
 
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    Petplan Blog

  • Travelling With Pets – Quick Guide & Checklist

    Petplan Australia
    11 Dec 2014 | 9:51 pm
    Going travelling with your pet? Check out our quick guide & checklist to make sure you’re prepared for holiday life with your pet   (Click here for a fancy, printable version of this guide and checklist!)   Taking a pet on holiday with you may sound like a good idea, but their welfare must be your primary concern. It is important to think about where you are going, and what the conditions will be like – both during the journey and when you get there. Think about the accommodation, not just for yourself, but for your pet. Most hotels do not accommodate pets, so do…
  • Disney’s Big Hero 6 Giveaway for Vets

    Petplan Australia
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:58 pm
    Note: This competition is for employees of Australian veterinary clinics only. For our public competition, please click here. From Walt Disney Animation Studios, the team behind “Frozen” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” comes Disney’s “Big Hero 6,” an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax, a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada. To celebrate the upcoming release of Disney’s Big Hero 6, we’re giving Australian vet clinics the chance to win five Disney Big Hero 6 Prize Packs, which includes…
  • Disney’s Big Hero 6 Giveaway

    Petplan Australia
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:19 pm
    From Walt Disney Animation Studios, the team behind “Frozen” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” comes Disney’s “Big Hero 6,” an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax, a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada. To celebrate the upcoming release of Disney’s Big Hero 6, we’re giving away five Disney Big Hero 6 Prize Packs, including a family pass for 4 to see this awesome new Summer blockbuster in cinemas. Not only that, but we also have fifteen family passes to give away to the runners up! For…
  • Pets & Snake Safety

    Petplan Australia
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:59 pm
    Takes the steps to protect your pet Spring is in full swing and summer is almost upon us! There’s nothing better than getting out in the sun with your furry better half (with adequate UV protection, of course)  and spending some quality time outdoors. However, with the warmer weather can come danger – snakes! Certain states in Australia, especially sunny Queensland, can be troublesome for owners and dogs during ‘snake season’. Follow the steps below to help protect your home and pets from snakes and reduce this slithering danger. Mow your lawn!  This one’s a…
  • 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…
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    Not In The Dog House

  • Five Games to Fight your Dog’s Winter Blues

    Shelly Hawkins
    14 Dec 2014 | 5:27 pm
    Raise your hand if your dog looks bored and unhappy when the temperatures plummet. If so, he may be suffering the winter blues. Rest assured, your dog is in good company, there are countless dogs who suffer from cabin fever from being cooped up inside with little to do. Yet, meeting a dog’s exercise requirements […]The post Five Games to Fight your Dog’s Winter Blues appeared first on Not In The Dog House.
  • Seven Ways to Get Rid of Your Dog’s Unwanted Behaviors

    Shelly Hawkins
    4 Dec 2014 | 8:25 pm
    Dogs offer unconditional love and have the potential to make great companions, but many dog owners have that something about their dogs they would like to change. Whether your dog jumps up at guests, pulls on the leash or steals food from your table, you may be looking for solutions to curb the problem. The […]The post Seven Ways to Get Rid of Your Dog’s Unwanted Behaviors appeared first on Not In The Dog House.
  • The Best Dog Breeds for Cold Climates

    Shelly Hawkins
    27 Nov 2014 | 12:46 am
    Planning to move to a cold climate? These fellows have a history of romping in the snow, jumping into frigid lakes, and thriving in the coldest temperatures. Dogs have accompanied humans throughout history for several years. It is estimated that 12,000 years ago the first dogs accompanied Americans into the New World, according to the […]The post The Best Dog Breeds for Cold Climates appeared first on Not In The Dog House.
  • How to Make Your Dog Adore his Crate

    Shelly Hawkins
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:22 pm
    If you have recently adopted a rescue dog and are thinking about using the crate simply because you cannot trust the dog around your home or you have a puppy that is in the process of being potty trained, your best bet is take it slowly, step by step. Most likely the dog has never […]The post How to Make Your Dog Adore his Crate appeared first on Not In The Dog House.
  • How to Train Your Puppy to Behave at the Vet’s Office

    Shelly Hawkins
    11 Nov 2014 | 9:58 pm
    There is no better time to teach your puppy how pleasant and fun a veterinarian visit may be than during puppy hood. Indeed, if all dog owners would engage in this task during their puppy’s first months, there would be considerably less dogs fearful of the vet’s office around. Teaching your dog how to behave […]The post How to Train Your Puppy to Behave at the Vet’s Office appeared first on Not In The Dog House.
 
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    Totally Goldens

  • How To Choose The Right Crate For Your Golden Retriever

    Wendy
    14 Dec 2014 | 4:02 pm
      In a previous article I detailed the many benefits using a dog crate can provide for both you and your Golden Retriever. I then dispelled the myth of using a dog crate being cruel…as long as you use it correctly! I then followed up with advice on both when you should as well as ... The post How To Choose The Right Crate For Your Golden Retriever appeared first on Totally Goldens.
  • Crate Training: Times When You SHOULD NOT Crate Your Dog

    Wendy
    16 Nov 2014 | 6:13 am
    In a previous article I discussed how and when to use a dog crate and the times you can and should crate your dog. This article follows on from that and discusses how NOT to use a dog crate, the times a dog should not be crated and in some cases, dogs that should never ... The post Crate Training: Times When You SHOULD NOT Crate Your Dog appeared first on Totally Goldens.
  • How To Use A Dog Crate: When Should You Crate Your Dog?

    Wendy
    3 Nov 2014 | 11:23 am
    In a recent article I discussed the many benefits using a dog crate offers, and in another I detailed the many reasons why using a dog crate isn’t cruel. But a crate is only beneficial and in no way cruel if you use it at the right times for the right reasons. Because a crate ... The post How To Use A Dog Crate: When Should You Crate Your Dog? appeared first on 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 of ... 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.
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    reefs.com

  • Perfect Aquarium Nerd Christmas Gifts 2014 Edition

    AquaNerd
    21 Dec 2014 | 1:51 pm
    With Christmas about three weeks away and closing in fast, we’ve decided to compile our annual list of aquarium goodies that you can get the aquarium nerd in your life. This is a diverse list that represents different price points and different types of gear. Of course, this list isn’t all inclusive, but we tried to represent the most popular and most useful products available. The post Perfect Aquarium Nerd Christmas Gifts 2014 Edition appeared first on reefs.com.
  • Why You Should Care What Rufus Kimura Got For Christmas

    Caitlin Goldenberg
    20 Dec 2014 | 2:29 pm
    It’s not often I get excited about what other people get as gifts unless I’m the giver, but this here is an exception! Rufus Kimura got an early Christmas present this year under his tree in the form of not one, not two but THREE armored hyperbaric chambers! Now I’m not going to get into too much detail about these chambers as I plan on doing an expansive piece on them down the line, but in a nutshell it’s a pressurized vessel that can be utilized to simulate depth. What separates this little beauty in particular from other hyperbaric chambers? This one is…
  • Aqua SD Shows Off their Bright Phoenix Suns Monti

    AquaNerd
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:59 pm
    Here is part two of hopefully a three part montage of awesome corals with which to fill your Friday. It is one sick monti from Aqua SD called the ASD Phoenix Suns Montipora. If you follow professional basketball at all, then you’d instantly be able to associated this lovely coral with the rather bright logo and team colors of the Phoenix Suns. Where the basketball team has more of a purple and yellow, the monti counterpart sports more of a vibrant pink and yellow, with blue polyps that dot the landscape. What is most catching about this piece, at least in our opinions, is the utter…
  • A sea change in the corporate policy of large pet chains

    Jeremy Gosnell
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Reef keeping is getting a bad buzz these days. The reason I keep bringing up topics like Snorkel Bob, the state of the hobby, etc - is because I believe aquarists have a right to know what’s going on, and hopefully to spur dialogue into what can be done to make the hobby better. Oceanic conservation deserves all the attention it’s getting. Right now plastic is filling up the ocean, climate change is altering the severity of weather worldwide, and coral reefs along with large pelagic species are headed for complete decimation in less than 50 years. While the reef aquarium…
  • ORA Hector’s Goby is the Latest Conquest of Captive Breeding

    AquaNerd
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    No sooner than we wrap up our coverage of all of ORA’s 2014 captive bred fish and aquacultured frags, the famed fish breeders announce one more entry for the year. Yesterday, they revealed tha they had bred the Hector’s Goby (Koumansetta hectori), a nifty little fish that is as strikingly beautiful as it is peaceful. This tiny fish measures just 2″ long at its maximum size, and it spends a majority of the day hovering hear the rocks while grazing on various types of algae. Thought to be the first time this fish has ever been captive-bred, ORA had some difficulty getting this…
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    PetCareSupplies

  • Count On Your Discounts by Celebrating Holiday Month With Petcaresupplies

    admin
    22 Dec 2014 | 3:19 am
    Holiday month is a time for complete fun and frolic. You just have a great time relaxing in your home or spending time with your loved ones. While having a great time with our family, let us not forget the unadulterated love of our pets. It is also the best chance to celebrate a great time off with your furry friends. This holiday month should be used to make up the lost time with friends, family and pets. PetCareSupplies adds to this joy by offering branded pet care products at highly discounted prices. The leading online supplier is giving 5% price off on every product purchased during this…
  • Dog Dental Care – The Best Way to Add Healthy Years to Your Pet’s Life

    admin
    9 Dec 2014 | 12:40 am
    Dental problems are as common in animals as they are in humans. When you have a pet, he is also subjected to tooth and gum problems. Puppies and pussies display various dental diseases due to the lack of daily discipline. Many of us do not focus on establishing the practice of tooth cleaning and brushing in our pets. Lack of dental care is the foremost reason for diseases in pets. According to the statistics, three out of four health problems in dogs are due to dental illness. Yes, your pooch’s mouth is responsible for various normal and fatal diseases. Dental hygiene when maintained leads…
  • Hypertension in Dogs and Cats – Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

    admin
    1 Dec 2014 | 3:56 am
    Not much to your surprise, there are many diseases that are most common in both animals and humans. Whether it is a case of diabetes, arthritis or urinary track diseases, dogs and cats as well as humans suffer from the same diseases. When a four-legged companion is part of your life, you look into all his/her aspects of life and are always on the verge for their good health. Like humans, these speechless friends do suffer from various diseases and require proper attention and care. As I mentioned the diseases above, hypertension is not an exception. Dogs and cats in most numbers suffer from…
  • Wild Fact to Discover about Cats – Why Your Cat is Faster and Stronger than a Tiger

    admin
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:28 am
    Through times, numerous researches and studies have been undertaken to find whether cats are stronger and faster than tigers. Belonging to the same family, both domestic cats and wild cats have many similarities with a common instinct of hunting. Both cats and tigers belong to Felidae – a name of the biological family. Strictly carnivorous with hunting as their specialty, house cats and large cats still show a wide variation in their skills. You may be surprised to know that though tigers are referred as big cats, the domestic cats are no less than these big hunters are. The Study The data…
  • Facts about Ebola and Pets

    admin
    11 Nov 2014 | 1:50 am
    News about spreading Ebola widely across the globe is being there for some time. CNN report states that a nurse’s aide in Spain catches Ebola; her dog is taken away and put to death. A nurse in Texas catches Ebola; her dog is fed, taken away and put into quarantine. The stark difference in both the treatments illustrate the lack of solid protocol on what to do with Ebola victims’ pets — and highlights what little is known about the risk. Real Fact about Ebola and Pet Dog – A Wave of Awareness and sigh of Alertness for Pet Parents There are many cases coming forward…
 
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    German Shepard Crate Training

  • 5 Tips to Assist You with Crate Training Your German Shepherd

    Troy Lopes
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:54 pm
    Diligent training sets the foundation for the health and happiness of your German shepherd puppy. With his natural exuberance and curiosity, he is bound to get into trouble. Crate training offers a successful way to contain your puppy until he learns to behave himself. Here are a few useful tips to help you crate train your puppy as successfully as possible. Select the Right Type of Crate The size of the crate that you purchase is important to the success of your training. It should be small enough that your puppy cannot relieve himself at one end and still have a clean area to rest. Ideally,…
  • The Dangers of Crating Your German Shepherd Puppy Too Frequently

    Troy Lopes
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Although many dog trainers recommend crate training and suggest that it is beneficial for your German shepherd puppy, other trainers express reservations about it. Their misgivings concern the dog owner’s ability to crate train properly rather than to the process itself. Problems sometimes arise when a canine is crated more frequently than it should be, preventing the puppy from learning how to behave properly. As a result, an over-crated animal might develop unsociable behavior or bad manners. He might become unmanageable, aggressive, or fearful of new situations, strangers, and even…
  • Why Is Crate Training Your German Shepherd Preferred Over Paper Training?

    Troy Lopes
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Once you get your new German shepherd puppy and bring him home, it’s time to decide how you are going to invest your time in housebreaking your pet. Two options are available. They include paper training and crate training. Both methods can be successful in teaching your puppy to relieve himself properly. Here’s a look at both strategies. Paper Training Your Pet The reasons why people choose paper training over the use of a crate are many. For some dog owners, space is limited within the home, so figuring out where to put the crate is an issue. For other individuals, the thought…
  • Reasons Why It Isn’t Mean to Crate Train Your German Shepherd

    Troy Lopes
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Even if your dog never had a personal crate, he might benefit from having one now. Lots of reasons exist for using crates, and it can be truly helpful to have one for your German shepherd. A crate provides a place for your pet to call his “home away from home.” It also offers you a way to provide additional training for your pet, giving both of you a fresh perspective and a stronger bond. Crate training requires two active participants – a dog and his master. With crate training, the two of you will spend more time together as you rediscover friendship and lean new…
  • How to Successfully Crate Train an Adult German Shepherd

    Troy Lopes
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Ideally, you’ll never find yourself needing to crate train an adult German shepherd, because this task can be even more challenging than training a puppy. Adult dogs are set in their ways and have established behavior patterns that can be difficult to change. Nonetheless, with determination, persistence, and consistency, it is possible to successfully crate train an adult dog.  Reasons Why You Might Feel the Need to Crate Train an Older Dog Even though your older German shepherd might already be housebroken, other reasons do exist that might make you consider crate training. For…
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    Sometimes Cats Herd You

  • Newton Couldn’t Resist

    feline
    21 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    When some carolers happened by, Newton couldn’t resist joining in with them on one of his favorite songs of the season. Newton Couldn’t Resist was originally published on Sometimes Cats Herd You.
  • Long Winter’s Nap, Interrupted

    feline
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Hey, Pierre! You are supposed to go inside your favorite cozy kitty cat sack. Don’t you remember from last winter? Pierre: Whaaaat? Mancat trying to sleep over here. Do you mind? Pierre: *Yaaaaaaaaawn* Pierre: Are you still here? Go get into a cozy human sack or something, if you’re so worried about how I’m using this one. I’m comfy, thanks. Disclosure: This post contains an affiliate link, which means we get a small commission for our cat treat fund if you purchase after clicking the link on this page. Mostly we included it because we really want to see a photo of a…
  • Winter Cat Safety

    feline
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    We’re lucky to be southern cats. We have ridiculously hot summers in exchange for not having snow like so many of our friends up north. But we learned that there are a lot of hazards lurking in the winter for kitties in cold climates, and we’re sharing a few tips we found that humans can use to make winter a little easier on their outdoor kitty friends like community cats who stay out in the cold. Winter Cat Safety was originally published on Sometimes Cats Herd You.
  • Wordless Wednesday: Chicken Access Idea Edition

    feline
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Wordless Wednesday: Chicken Access Idea Edition was originally published on Sometimes Cats Herd You.
  • Safe and Happy Hanukkah

    feline
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Pierre: It’s almost time! Newton: Time for what? Dinner? Can I order the hungry-cat portion? Pierre: Time for Hanukkah! Newton: Hey, we did that last year, didn’t we? Pierre: We tried. but even at your age, it’s clear that anything with candles isn’t safe around you, Newton. Newton: Fine, blame me. You already blame me for everything that happens to the tree. And aren’t we supposed to have either menorah or a tree? Both seems kind of like cheating. Pierre: It’s not cheating. We’re multicultural cats. The head peep grew up lightning a menorah every…
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    Owned by a Boxer

  • All I Want For Christmas Is A Boxer Puppy

    Justin Williamson
    16 Dec 2014 | 11:09 am
      Christmas is a special time of the year for boxer owners. As we de-drool our Christmas ornaments, we can’t help but be thankful for the joy our boxers have brought to our lives. With Christmas just around the corner, we felt it appropriate to celebrate Christmas surprise boxer puppies. Watch these people’s reactions as […] The post All I Want For Christmas Is A Boxer Puppy appeared first on Owned by a Boxer.
  • You Know Your Boxer Did Something Bad When…

    Justin Williamson
    8 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    It has been said that when someone is faced with trouble, there are three general reactions: fight, flight, or freeze. Someone needs to tell our boxers. While each individual boxer dog reacts a little differently when they are busted being naughty, some act out of pure panic. Here are a few boxer dogs that fit […] The post You Know Your Boxer Did Something Bad When… appeared first on Owned by a Boxer.
  • The Seven Deadly Sins Of Boxer Dogs

    Justin Williamson
    3 Sep 2014 | 9:41 am
    In my opinion, boxers are more human than any other breed of dog, or animal for that matter. The broad range of emotions a boxer experiences are quite apparent. But, these human traits they display come with a price – boxer dogs have baggage. If you already own a boxer, you may have noticed that […] The post The Seven Deadly Sins Of Boxer Dogs appeared first on Owned by a Boxer.
  • 10 Things Only A Boxer Owner Would Understand

    Justin Williamson
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    As a boxer owner I understand that my dogs are…well…different. I have owned many breeds in my lifetime but there’s just something about boxers that stands out. Whether it be the odd things they do or the way they can melt my heart, there’s just something about boxers. Here are a few things that I’ve […] The post 10 Things Only A Boxer Owner Would Understand appeared first on Owned by a Boxer.
  • Boxer Dog’s Strange Morning Routine

    Justin Williamson
    26 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Boxer Dog’s Strange Morning Routine Will Crack You Up! This is Chaos, the Boxer. When his owner would repeatedly discover him laying on the steps each morning, he decided to investigate. These are his findings. Obviously, this is one unique boxer. Probably the strangest, and funniest, thing we’ve seen in a while! Originally uploaded by […] The post Boxer Dog’s Strange Morning Routine appeared first on Owned by a Boxer.
 
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    Petnook - The Animal Lovers' Corner

  • The Birth Of Kitty Litter

    QRator
    4 Dec 2014 | 11:58 pm
    In 1947, Ed Lowe put some fuller’s earth in bags, wrote KITTY LITTER on them, and dropped them off at a hardware store. The product sold, and it sold in supermarkets and pet stores. The market grew ever outward, from southern Michigan to the world
  • Facts About Dogs That Even The Most Avid Dog Lover Doesn’t Know

    GopiPetnook
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:27 am
    They say that dogs are man’s best friends, but how much do you know about your canine companion? Even though most of us have or know a dog, very few are aware of these strange dog facts. Check out these bizarre facts and get to know your furry friend a little bit better.
  • Why Do Carnivores Lust for Blood?

    QRator
    13 Nov 2014 | 12:24 am
    The fact that blood carries a distinct stench is well known and has even given rise to a few myths. Bears are not drawn to menstruating female campers.
  • 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
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    Beverly Hills Dog Training

  • Tips to Keep your Dog Warm During the Winter

    Tatiana Cantu CPCT, M.S.
    6 Dec 2014 | 3:16 pm
    Winter can be just as difficult on our dogs as it can be for us, especially in the parts of the country where the weather is cold, icy, or snowy. Some dogs are better adjusted to cold weather, like double-coated…Read more ›
  • Dogs, Holidays and Behavior Problems

    David Reinecker
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:12 am
    Holidays are meant to be festive and enjoyable for all members of the family, both two-legged and four-legged. But, holidays can present a range of challenges and it is always best to be prepared in advance. Here are some strategies…Read more ›
  • How to Get your Dog Involved in Agility Training

    David Reinecker
    3 Nov 2014 | 10:06 am
    Dog agility is one of the fastest growing dog sports in North America and in the world. There are a number of organizations devoted to the sport, along with numerous training clubs. Owners can also train their dogs on their…Read more ›
  • Halloween Safety Tips for Dogs and Puppies

    Tatiana Cantu CPCT, M.S.
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:37 am
    Halloween can be lots of fun for your dog. Some owners even like to dress up their pets in Halloween costumes, either to go out trick-or-treating or to go to a nice doggy costume party. You can check your local…Read more ›
  • 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 ›
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    NextGen Dog

  • Merial Frontline Plus for Dogs Review

    NGD Staff
    5 Dec 2014 | 5:34 am
    NextGen Dog NextGen Dog - Science of Dog Health & Dog Supplements Manufacturer: “Stop a flea infestation with the mighty killing force of Frontline Plus. It doesn’t just kill adult fleas and ticks but also slays the next generation of flea eggs and larvae. Plus, it works non-stop for 30 days on dogs and cats. Save now on the #1 choice of vets for their pets1 and yours.”       OverviewHow It WorksUsesSide EffectsDosageFrontline Plus, manufactured by Merial, is an Australian product designed to be active against flea infestation in dogs (by…
  • Purina Veterinary Diets Fortiflora Canine Review

    NGD Staff
    4 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am
    NextGen Dog NextGen Dog - Science of Dog Health & Dog Supplements Manufacturer: “Purina FortiFlora for Canine is a probiotic nutritional supplement for dogs suffering with diarrhea and poor intestinal health. If your dog is suffering from diarrhea due to a change in home circumstances, boarding, eating the wrong types of food, a move, or the use of antibiotic therapies, or if your puppy has soft stools, why not ask your veterinarian how FortiFlora could assist.”     OverviewHow It WorksUsesSide EffectsDosageOverviewHow It WorksUsesSide EffectsDosageFortiflora is a…
  • Herbsmith Milk Thistle for Dogs Review

    NGD Staff
    3 Dec 2014 | 6:45 am
    NextGen Dog NextGen Dog - Science of Dog Health & Dog Supplements Manufacturer: “Organically grown and freshly ground, Herbsmith Milk Thistle is a natural alternative to support healthy liver function. It’s great for a dog with allergies, digestive issues, or to combat the negative side effects of the harsher alternatives. The most active ingredient in milk thistle is silymarin, which has great antioxidant properties.”       OverviewHow It WorksUsesSide EffectsDosageOverviewHow It WorksUsesSide EffectsDosageOverviewHow It WorksUsesSide EffectsDosageAccording…
  • Nutramax Cosequin with MSM for Dogs Review

    NGD Staff
    2 Dec 2014 | 6:39 am
    NextGen Dog NextGen Dog - Science of Dog Health & Dog Supplements Manufacturer: “Cosequin, the #1 veterinarian recommended retail joint health supplement brand, plays an important role in maintaining optimal joint function. Healthy articular (joint) cartilage is crucial to joint utility and Cosequin helps support cartilage matrix production and protects existing cartilage from breakdown. The Cosequin brand of joint health supplements has the right formula to suit your dog. Cosequin supports mobility for a healthy lifestyle in dogs of all ages, sizes, and activity levels.”…
  • S-Adenosyl 225 SAMe for Dogs Review

    NGD Staff
    1 Dec 2014 | 5:17 am
    NextGen Dog NextGen Dog - Science of Dog Health & Dog Supplements Manufacturer: “Sogeval S-Adenosyl-225 is an enteric-coated combination of SAMe, B-Complex Vitamins, Antioxidants and Amino Acids and is used to help manage liver disease and promote proper liver function in dogs and cats. The uniquely tablet coating allows it to stand up formidably to stomach acid and effectively deliver the S-Adenosylmethionine (SAMe) to the small intestine for proper absorption. Veterinarians recommend this product when giving other medications that may adversely affect the liver, such as…
 
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    Fitdog Sports Club » Blog

  • Terrance’s Tips: Assertive vs. aggressive

    Andrea Servadio
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:51 am
    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. A pack leader must be assertive when dealing with beta or other high-strung dogs. However, assertive does not equal aggressive. Being assertive means showing a confident and bold personality. Aggression among…
  • Pet holiday safety tips

    Andrea Servadio
    14 Dec 2014 | 5:14 pm
    The holidays are a great time to spend with friends and family, including those four-legged, furry members. Not all activities are sanctioned for pets, however, and some traditions are best tailored for pet safety. The Association of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has compiled a list of helpful hints for ensuring cat and dog safety amid the festivities. We narrowed down five important reminders about holiday safety for dogs. Keep these in mind for a fun, festive and safe holiday season. Beware: Tree Tricks The water used to hydrate Christmas trees can pose potential problems for dogs. When…
  • 5 dog breeds that really need jackets

    Andrea Servadio
    9 Dec 2014 | 5:06 pm
    Winter brings chilly walks, and some dogs in particular need protection against the elements. A jacket or sweater can help your dog maintain a healthy exercise routine even in colder weather. Here are five dog breeds that really need jackets. Chihuahua The small, shorthaired Chihuahua has a double-whammy in terms of vulnerability to cold: its petite stature and smooth, short coat make for two counts against frigid climates. The breed originated close to the equator in Mexico and became widespread in warm terrain, however, its irresistibility to pet fans far and wide has brought it to chillier…
  • Airline travel tips for dogs

    Andrea Servadio
    5 Dec 2014 | 8:28 am
    The holidays make for a great time to get together with loved ones. If you plan on traveling to see friends or family far away, know that you are only a few cautionary steps from bringing your beloved dog along on the trip. Follow these seven steps to prep for an enjoyable airline trip with your dog this holiday season. Define destinations Many international flights have strict guidelines on transporting pets from abroad. Find whether your dog can join you in the cabin or must be boarded as cargo. Not only will your dog’s size and weight guide your choice, but your destination could inform…
  • Meet Blaze! Our Fitdog of the Month for December 2014

    Andrea Servadio
    1 Dec 2014 | 4:54 pm
    For December 2014, we are honoring Blaze, a cuddly, lovable Labrador mix. When interviewing the staff about Blaze, there was one common theme that kept resurfacing: Blaze loves Fitdog and all of the dogs and people at Fitdog. He always comes in happy and excited to see everyone. He is particularly fond of Terrance and sometimes pees out of excitement when he sees him. When he’s not fawning over Terrance, he hangs out with a rambunctious crew of pups, Herman, Jaxson and Bear. After he’s done playing, he finds his special spot in the corner of the yard and takes a nap. Most of his…
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    Puppy Leaks

  • The Importance of Play for Dogs Revealed

    Jen Gabbard
    20 Dec 2014 | 9:51 am
    A new study released by Bristol University has found that play is the key to our dogs well being. The study of 4,000 dog owners showed that dogs who don’t engage in a lot of play suffer from behavioral issues such as anxiety and aggression. Less play time also leads to an increase in whining, jumping up, and not coming when called. Scientists are beginning to agree that play is the key to a dogs happiness. The full study will be released on the Channel 4 documentary – Dogs: Their Secret Lives. Increased Play Can Lead to Less Behavioral Issues The research found that a lack of play…
  • I’m Thankful For My Dog Everyday

    Jen Gabbard
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:28 pm
    Every day, rain or shine, my dog greets me with the same enthusiasm. Coming home is always more joyous when you’ve got a dog around. I’m Thankful For My Dog Everyday I work in the legal system so let’s just say there’s a bit of stress at work. Once I get into my car and head home that sense of freedom is joyous. What makes it better is looking forward to my greeting from Laika as soon as I walk in the door. Sure changing into sweats and kicking off the shoes is nice, but it’s nothing compared to a greeting from Laika. I Tried Living Without A Dog In May of 2011…
  • Would You Clone Your Dog?

    Jen Gabbard
    13 Dec 2014 | 10:52 am
    I love the idea of having our pets live longer. Instead of saying goodbye in a traditional way some dog owners are opting to clone their beloved companions. For $100,000 you can have a lab in South Korea clone your dog. They claim to be able to prolong the companionship you’ve had with your dog by providing you with a cloned version. After hearing about a bull named Chance and the difficulties his owners had with his clone I have my doubts. First Dog Cloned in 2005 In 2005 the Sooam Biotech Research Foundation in South Korea gained international acclaim for cloning the world’s…
  • Roundup: Loyalty and Commitment to Our Pets

    Jen Gabbard
    9 Dec 2014 | 7:01 pm
    No animal I know of can consistently be more of a friend and companion than a dog – Stanley Leinwoll Our dogs are the most loyal of friends. They give us endless devotion and ask for so little in return. I’ve yet to find a more devoted companion than my dog. I couldn’t imagine having to “get rid of” her or re-home her for any reason. I made the lifetime commitment when I adopted her. I certainly hope Laika likes it here because she’s mine for life. Sadly many dogs don’t end up with a lifetime family. 59% of pets given as Christmas pets end up re-homed…
  • Why Do Dogs Go Crazy After A Bath?

    Jen Gabbard
    6 Dec 2014 | 8:20 am
    All of my dogs have done it. I have yet to find a dog owner that hasn’t experienced their dog frantically running and rolling around right after bath time. Why Do Dogs Go Crazy After A Bath? You know what I’m taking about; we’ve all witnessed it first hand. The excitement our dogs get when they’re finally free of the bath. They seem to undergo some temporary insanity when they’re let loose. It’s usually pretty endearing; it always puts a smile on my face to see my dog experience such boundless joy. There she goes. Running around the house; rubbing against…
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    Top Dog Tips

  • Top 3 Best Dog Training Books You’ll Ever Need

    Angela Sawyer
    22 Dec 2014 | 6:16 am
    Training a dog is a tough job, especially if it’s a puppy, and there is definitely no right way to go about it. There are different methods for using best dog training books and including clicker training, positive reinforcement training, and dominance based training. But before you even bring your puppy home, you should do some research to figure out which method you would like to use. Now, once you’ve chosen how you want to train your dog, you will need to find a decent guide or manual to help you along the way. These best dog training books should get you started on your journey…
  • Top 10 Cute Dog Breeds – Who Wins?

    Angela Sawyer
    21 Dec 2014 | 5:21 am
    We’ve previously talked about best dog for kids, and which breeds are the safest. After a lot of research, here’s a subjective opinion of top 10 cute dog breeds you will love. Dogs are one of the most entertaining and lovable pets that you can have, and each one has their own personality. Even though most of us have a soft spot for a particular breed, it’s hard to resist any adorable dog, especially when we see them play, run around, or climb dog steps and such. All dogs are delightful when they are greeting you at the door with their happy wagging tails and their sloppy kisses,…
  • How to Choose the Best Dog Stairs or Dog Ramp

    Angela Sawyer
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:22 am
    Many dogs at a certain age come to experience the horrible disease of canine arthritis. Sometimes, if the owner doesn’t provide the proper care, even puppies could develop joint problems at a very young age. To help our dogs fight the canine arthritis disease, we can provide them with good joint supplements, or even dog stairs for most occasions. The reality is that dogs are usually active creatures, and when your pooch jumps off beds, tables, cars and so forth, there is a very high level of stress placed on their joints. And then, as time goes, that type of behavior will…
  • Top 10 Best Dog Houses for Outdoors and Indoors

    Angela Sawyer
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:10 am
    For pet owners who don’t allow their dogs to join you in your house indoors, some of these best dog houses would be a must to ensure your dog’s proper health and well being. A dog house will keep your canine warm in the winter, then cool in the summer, and always have them dry, which are all very important. Furthermore, remember that your dog must always be able to comfortably fit in your dog house and want to stay inside there, and some of the canine kennels or metal dog crates out there won’t provide that type of thing. But not these best dog houses on the list…
  • Top 5 Best Dog Beds that Last Forever

    Angela Sawyer
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:08 am
    Most pet owners anywhere in the world would agree that comfort of their dogs is of the primary importance to them, and best dog beds for their Fidos fall into the list of necessities, too. Younger puppies have a lot of energy on a daily basis, and they get a lot of sleepy times as well. But did you know that certain dogs sleep an average of 16 hours per day? Dog’s sleeping time varies based on that pet’s sleeping time, patterns, environment… but the most important thing of course, just like for us, is the quality and comfort of these best dog beds you can provide your…
 
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    Dachshund Appreciation Society

  • The Mad Dachshund and the Cute Baby

    thehilson
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:23 pm
    This being a web site dedicated to dachshunds, as you would expect I have been quite vocal in my love for all things doxie. However, something that has not come up so much in the caring for this site, is my love of babies! I cannot help it – they are just so cute! Its no wonder then, that this video of the crazy mad dachshund and the baby won my heart immediately. Trust me – you need to see this!  If ever there were a you tube video that could stop me in my tracks from what I was doing and force me to watch, it is this video. I mean seriously – look – the dachshund is…
  • Tips to Increase the Life Expectancy of your Long Haired Dachshund

    thehilson
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:53 pm
    Its not a nice thing to have to face up to, but all good things must come to and end… that even includes incredibly cute things like long haired dachshunds. Just like every other living thing, a long haired dachshund is expected to die someday no matter how much care you give to him. Thankfully at least, dogs of smaller sizes have greater life expectancy than the big hounds. With proper care and luck being on your side, your little dachshund can live between 12 and 15 years. Dachshunds come in different varieties of short, long or wiry-haired. In this article, I will focus on the Long…
  • Top 5 Ways to show your Dachshund you love them

    thehilson
    23 Nov 2014 | 6:22 pm
    There are many ways to show your pets you love them, depending on the individual pet and owner. Dachshunds are a special breed and it takes a special person to keep them.  Here are five ways to show your dachshund that you love them and they will reciprocate and show you the love they share with their owners. Take your dog with you Depending on where your outings take you there are many different places that you can take your dachshund out and about. Any business that does not have a food service or handles food has the option of allowing pets; customer service institutions are a good bet to…
  • Awesome Dachshund Puppy Playing with its Dad

    thehilson
    9 Nov 2014 | 2:54 pm
    This video is excellent, its got the one of the cutest dachshund puppies I have ever seen playing with its daddy! How heart melting is that? So often in videos we see mommy and pup, but dad is no where to be seen. Well in this clip we see dad front and centre taking an active role in looking after the kids – how very modern of him! I found this video whilst I was fooling around online ( its not just mindless time wasting – thanks to this site I can now call it ‘research time’!). As soon as I saw it I just knew that I had to share it with you guys. Its a wonderful…
  • Grooming Tips for Long Haired Dachshunds

    thehilson
    9 Nov 2014 | 12:57 pm
    For many dog owners the longhaired dachshund is the cream of the pet crop. Inquisitive, lively yet brave, dachshunds just love to be in on everything whether it’s in the house or outdoors. The trick is in mastering their grooming which takes a bit of skill and practice. If this is your first time owning a long haired dachshund then it would be a good idea to take him to a professional for his first grooming. This will help you get all the questions about trimming, brushing and nail clipping dealt with by someone who has experience. Later you can do the grooming yourself but dealing with a…
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    Toy "Tails"

  • Christmas is coming!

    Zeea
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:05 pm
    Christmas…? I get presents. TOYS.
  • A lost battle…

    Zeea
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:57 pm
    bamboo play combat Flying disc dog toy Recently for business I took a trip to Buffalo, NY and on the way back was able to get in a bit shopping. While being the owner I am and a dog lover what did I buy? A dog toy. Although the States seemed to have many of the toys we here there was one brand I had never seen, which was Bamboo play Combat. What stood out to me was the word ‘combat’ and the pair of army books on the tag; surely this was a sign of a durable toy (at least in the companies opinions). Sure enough I the toy had been “battle tested” and “withstands…
  • Attention:

    Zeea
    11 Dec 2014 | 7:34 pm
    I just wanted to inform everyone reading my blog that What’s the “Woof?” has and is updated but do to the way wordpress works I cannot make posts on the What’s the “Woof”? page so all post have been added to the first post (to see new posts one will need to scroll down). THANK YOU and I hope you keep reading!
  • Swing n’ Fling…Away

    Zeea
    5 Dec 2014 | 7:34 pm
    Starmark Swing n’ Fling Durafoam Fetch Ball I would like to start off with saying this ball was performance-tested by thousands of dogs…well it only took one dog, Zeea, to get through this toy ball. The Swing n’ Fling Durafoam fetch ball by Starmark (large) is a durafoam ball with a rope going through the centre or at least that was how it started. Within minutes after a few fetches Zeea soon chewed the rope apart. Even with the extremely tight braid of the rope Zeea simply did what Alexander did to the Gordian knot, she cut right through it. Once again I was able to learn more…
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    Zeea
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:28 pm
    Tuffy Dog Toy Zoo Series Tiger – Tatters The world’s tuffest soft dog toy is an oxymoron and in this case a tiger. Zeea is always glad to get a stuffed toy though usually they are just the cheap ones, since I know they won’t last long. However who am I to not to test out a toy with this kind of name and the claim extremely durable. Zeea was more than happy to accept the test subject. A rundown of the toys defence mechanisms: Seven rows of stitching with 2 directions of cross stitching holding the multiple layers and webbing around the edges together. The toy parts are also sewn…
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    Sitstay.com: New Products

  • Yappy Howlidays 2oz Mini Tube

    22 Dec 2014 | 3:02 am
     Yappy Howlidays 2oz Mini Tube Nothing says decadence like Polkadog's new holiday Lucky Duck treats. These savory mini tubes make the perfect stocking stuffer or tasty little holiday gift for any 4-legged. ..Price: $7.17
  • Stocking Stuffer 2oz Mini Tube

    22 Dec 2014 | 2:56 am
    Stocking Stuffer 2oz Mini Tube Nothing says decadence like Polkadog's new holiday Chicken Little Stocking Stuffers. We start with fresh, all natural chicken raised on US farms, mix it in with long-grain brown rice a..Price: $7.17
  • Karen Pryor, Getting Started: Clicker Training for Dogs Kit

    19 Dec 2014 | 5:02 am
    Karen Pryor, Getting Started: Clicker Training for Dogs Kit Includes new EXPANDED edition of Clicker Training for Dogs book! Everything you need to get..Price: $18.91
  • Planet Dog Waterless 2- in- 1 Shampoo

    19 Dec 2014 | 3:22 am
    All-Natural Waterless Shampoo No rinsing needed. Spray. Brush. Dry. It’s that easy.Our puppy-safe waterless 2-in-1 shampoo is formulated with a blend of coconut an..Price: $9.10
  • Herbsmith Nutrients Superfood for Superdogs

    19 Dec 2014 | 2:57 am
    Herbsmith Nutrients SuperFood for Super Dogs Nutrients: Superfood for Superdogs is a veterinarian-developed, highly-concentrated blend of nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables, known as "superfoods", ..Price: $12.84
 
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    Abyssinian Guinea Pig Tips

  • Top 10 Reasons Why Guinea Pigs Are Good for the Soul

    enigmatik1030
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:10 am
    1.     Cuddling Your Guinea Pig Improves Your HealthCuddling your guinea pig can lower your blood pressure, lessen the amount of the stress hormones in your body, elevate the amount of mood-elevating hormones, improve your cardiovascular health, and lessen feelings of fear and anxiety. Studies also show that cuddling your guinea pig can improve your immune system, increase your ability to handle pain, and decrease aggressive feelings and behaviors. Interacting with your guinea pig leads to increased feelings of trust towards others, enhanced empathy, and improved…
  • Guinea Pig Resources

    enigmatik1030
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:52 pm
    Want a different perspective? Check out these sites for more guinea-pig-related information. General Guinea Pig InformationGuinea Pigs ClubThis Cavy site can be a good reference for people who want to know more about guinea pigs or are searching to see if a Guinea Pig is the right pet for them.About.com Guinea PigsInformation on the care of pet guinea pigs or cavies, including feeding and cages for guinea pigs, as well as with pictures of guinea pigs. Where to Buy Hay OnlineSierra Valley HayA farm in California that offers several different types of hays. You can order 20-lb boxes with mixed…
  • Inches to Square Feet Tool – Is Your Cage Big Enough?

    enigmatik1030
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:56 am
    Calculate Square Feet from Inches To Find Out if Your Cage is Big EnoughHere’s a free calculator to help you calculate how many square feet of living space you are giving your guinea pig. Just enter the length and width of his cage in inches to calculate the square footage.You want a minimum of 7.5 square feet for a single guinea pig, and a minimum of 10.5 square feet for two guinea pigs. 7.5 square feet is not very much space, however, and guinea pigs are awake up to 20 hours a day. That’s a long time to sit in a small cage! Bigger is better, so try to get the biggest cage you…
  • How To Bathe a Guinea Pig

    enigmatik1030
    13 Dec 2014 | 3:41 pm
    There will come a time when you might want to give your guinea pig a bath. Here’s some quick tips to make it go smoothly.How Often Should I Bathe my Guinea Pig?Guinea pigs don’t clean themselves like cats do, but they usually stay pretty clean nonetheless. As long as you keep his cage clean, he should only need a bath once every 3-4 months. Some people never bathe their guinea pigs, so it’s not absolutely necessary, but it’s a good idea to do it occasionally to keep him in tip-top shape.Keep Everything Together and Close at HandOnce your guinea pig is in the water, you…
  • Guinea Pig Bonding

    enigmatik1030
    11 Dec 2014 | 9:21 pm
    It is common knowledge that guinea pigs are social animals, but what do you know about guinea pig bonding? What biochemistry is responsible for bonding behavior? How do guinea pigs bond, and exactly how does bonding get expressed? Find out all you need to know about guinea pig bonding.Jump to:What Exactly is Bonding?The Biochemistry of Bonding Behavior in Guinea PigsHow Do Guinea Pigs Exhibit Bonding Behaviors?How Do I Get My Guinea Pig to Bond With Me?What are the Benefits of Bonding?What Exactly is Bonding?Bonding refers to attachment behaviors and emotions that a guinea pig exhibits toward…
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    Pet Insurance

  • Keep Your dog Happy this Holiday Season

    Liz Upson
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:00 pm
    The holidays are a wonderful time of year, but all the excitement can often be stressful for your pets. Visitors, holiday decorations and foods add new dangers and stresses to your pet’s life. With a little prior preparation it’s easy to keep them safe, healthy and happy throughout the holiday season. The five easy tips on our infographic will help both you and your pets have a happy holiday.
  • Holiday Pet Photo Contest Favorites

    Liz Upson
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:30 pm
    There are only a few days left before we pick the winners of our Holiday Pet Photo Contest. If you have a holiday picture of your dog or cat, share it with us! We will be giving away two amazing gift boxes worth over $100. It’s easy to enter, simply submit your holiday-themed pet photo here, and we’ll choose one lucky dog and one lucky cat to win the prizes. The contest will end on December 22nd so submit your photos soon! We can’t wait to see them, good luck! Here are some of our favorites so far: “This is Gracie, our little reindeer!” “Puddin the elf!”…
  • 5 Tips for Potential New Pet Owners this Holiday Season

    Liz Upson
    10 Dec 2014 | 5:26 pm
    Adding a pet to the family is an exciting time. Once you’ve made the decision that you and your family are ready to bring a pet into your home, the task of finding and preparing for your new furry friend begins. The right cat or dog can bring an immense amount of joy to any family, but the key is be prepared. We’ve made a list of our top five tips for potential pet owners to help make the process easier: Involve the entire family. There’s a huge temptation to surprise someone with a pet on Christmas morning, and in the initial excitement it may seem like you made the perfect choice.
  • Holiday Pet Gift Guide and Contest!

    Liz Upson
    3 Dec 2014 | 6:28 pm
    With the holiday season fast approaching the team at Pet-Insurance.org, has been searching for the perfect gifts for our pets this year. We’ve come up with a list of the products that we loved and think you will too. The best news is that we’ve decided to run a Pet Holiday Photo Contest to give away two amazing gift boxes worth over $100. It’s easy to enter, simply submit your holiday-themed pet photo here, and we’ll choose one lucky dog and one lucky cat to win the prizes. We can’t wait to see your photos, good luck! 1. Ho-Ho Hairball by West Paw A hairball in a Santa hat! Your cat…
  • 6 Ways To Help Animals In Need This Thanksgiving.

    Liz Upson
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:44 am
    Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and with a nor’easter making temperatures plummet there are lots of animals that need your help to stay warm and well fed this year. Here are six easy ways to give back to pets over the holiday season, many of which you can do from the comfort of your own home. Sponsor a shelter pet We’ve all seen the adorable but often heartbreaking photos of pets looking for their forever homes, but sometimes it’s just not possible to bring an animal home. Petfinder has a great program that allows you to support shelter pets by sponsoring them. Best of…
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    PBS Pet Travel » Blog Posts

  • 5 Fantastic (Yet Under-Used) Ways to Exercise Your Dog

    Richard
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:33 am
    As caring dog owners we all appreciate the importance of exercise for dogs. In most cases this exercise takes the form of regular daily walks through your local neighbourhood. However when you consider all the ways we humans get exercise – from cycling to kite surfing – it makes a daily walk round the block look rather boring for your pet, don’t you think? Today therefore we wanted to look at some alternative ways for your dog to get some exercise. Whether you use these as an occasional treat for your pet or they become a regular part of your pet care regime hopefully you’ll at least…
  • Dealing With Small Animals after a Fight

    Richard
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:31 am
    Most small rodents are very sociable animals. Putting aside Syrian hamsters for a moment, it’s perfect normal to keep mice, gerbils, rats and even some of the dwarf hamsters together in groups. It’s what vets recommend, it’s what animal welfare organizations suggest and it’s what all the books tell you to do. What’s more, in almost all cases your small rodent will have a far more enjoyable life than if it was kept on its own. Just occasionally though, like any of us, disagreements break out. In the case of small furry pets – who have been kept together in the confines of a cage…
  • 4 Reasons to Hire a Pet Travel Agent

    Richard
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:28 am
    More and more people are choosing to take their pet abroad each year, either temporarily for a family holiday or for a more permanent move. Whatever the reason for wanting to transport your pet overseas, the question is whether to do all the transportation yourself or whether to make use of a pet transport expert. If you’re currently trying to decide on the benefits of hiring a pet shipping expert to help you then help is at hand. Below you’ll read some of the top reasons to seriously consider hiring a pet travel company to transport your pet on your behalf. No Worries about Paperwork…
  • 6 Questions to Ask Your Pet Shipping Company

    Richard
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:24 am
    Choosing a pet transportation company is not easy. There are an increasing number of companies now claiming to offer a fully-featured pet transportation service. With such a broad range of travel companies, each offering a range of services at a variety of prices, it can be difficult to decide who to entrust your pet to. After all, ensuring your dog or cat arrives at your destination in perfect health is ultimately the most important thing, regardless of cost. So how do you choose the best pet travel company? In this article we thought we’d provide you with a list of questions you might…
  • Top Cat Quotes

    Richard
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:28 am
    Here at PBS Pet Travel we’re huge fans of cats. Over the last few months we’ve been collecting some of our favourite cat quotes which we present to you today. Please feel free to share these quotes on social media if you think your friends and followers will enjoy them “To bathe a cat takes brute force, perseverance, courage of conviction–and a cat. The last ingredient is usually hardest to come by.” – Stephen Baker “A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not.”…
 
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