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  • Pet Food Recall: Pedigree Expanded Recall

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

    The Scoop | The Scoop
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    I really hate it when I start the week with stories like the one that follows, and I hope it doesn't ruin the rest of the week for you. I highly recommend going over and looking at some cute dog pictures when you finish, just to recharge your batteries a bit. Usually, we call people who do bad or stupid stuff to dogs "boneheads," but that's just too cute and coy a way to describe Jacky Lo. He goes straight into Doggie Douchebag territory. Share this image Here's a gratuitously cute puppy to focus on, just to make the rest of this article a little easier to deal with. Cute Dog by Shutterstock.
  • BLACK DEVIL DOG

    The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
    Jan
    13 Sep 2014 | 7:46 am
    Black Dog Syndrome, the real or imagined idea that black dogs are the most often killed and the last adopted from shelters, may have origins in ancient folklore. According to British folklore, during the 16th century Black Shuck, an enormous devil dog, terrorized East Anglia. Black Shuck is described as seven feet tall with flaming red eyes and shaggy black hair. Black Shuck first appeared during a storm in 1577 at the Holy Trinity Church...
  • Serious Go-to-Ground Work

    Terrierman's Daily Dose
    PBurns
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    First you get your equipment in order - in this case a nice piece of Impala hide to protect your forearm.Then you go head first into a small aardvark or warthog hole.Always remember to bring a flashlight.Once you have found the critter you are after, it's important to locate the head.Ah -- there it is! Glad that's sorted out.The next step is to present the snake with the impala-clad forearm so the snake has something to bite -- a bit like cuffing a fox, eh? Then, with your other hand, you grab the snake firmly by the neck.Now is the time you really need a strong friend. Getting into this jamb…
  • Guinea Pig Ileus

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    Mamairis
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:57 pm
    Mamairis: Ileus in guinea pigs has a strong stress-related component. If your guinea pig has discomfort, pain or stress, look for gastrointestinal tract problems first. In order to keep their systems functioning properly, guinea pigs need to have food going through the gastrointestinal tract almost constantly. Ileus is a slowing or stoppage of the gut workings also known as gastrointestinalasis. There are a number of reasons why ileus may present itself - too little fiber in the diet, obesity, pain, improper use of antibiotics, foreign body in the GI tract, stress, dental problems. Symptoms…
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  • Pet Food Recall: Pedigree Expanded Recall

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

    Ryan
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:23 am
    Below is the official FDA release on the latest pet food recall. Fortunately, the recall only involves 22 bags of dog food.  22 bags of PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food products due to the possible presence of a foreign material. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 26, 2014 – Today, Mars Petcare US announced a voluntary recall of 22 bags of PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food products due to the possible presence of a foreign material. The bags were produced in one manufacturing facility, and shipped to one retail customer. The facility production line has…
  • Simple Exercises to Keep You and Your Dog Healthy

    Ryan
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:27 pm
    If you are tired of having your dog chew up your shoes, dig up your favorite plants, scratch your expensive furniture, raid the garbage bin, or whine or bark all the time, it probably just needs something constructive to do. Dogs are very energetic animals and if they don’t find an appropriate outlet for this energy, they will resort to ways that might not go down well with their owners. Dr. Susan Nelson, a veterinarian and an assistant professor of clinical sciences at the Kansas State University says, “Dogs need an outlet to relieve their pent-up energy. A dog receiving adequate…
  • Latest Membership Special in Select Cities

    Ryan
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:28 pm
    The latest PetsitUSA membership special is for Indianapolis and Phoenix!  The first two new members to email PetsitUSA from these cities will receive free membership for one year!  Membership benefits include business forms, a discount for Pet Sitters Associates and more!
  • Boston and Orange County Membership Special!

    Ryan
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:23 pm
    The latest free membership special is for pet sitters in Boston, MA and Orange County, CA.  The first 2 pet sitters from each city to email PetsitUSA will receive a free 1-year membership!  Contact us soon!
 
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    The Pet Blog Lady - Celebrating Our Pets

  • Reasons to Adopt from an Animal Shelter - You Can Save a Life

    The Pet Blog Lady
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:46 am
    Image source: Buzzfeed.com If you are looking to bring a new pet into your home, have you considered looking at your local animal shelter? There are many good reasons to adopt a pet, rather than approach a breeder or pet shop…  6 Reasons to Adopt from a Shelter Rescue shelters all over the country, and indeed the world, are overcrowded with cats and dogs. Adopting a pet will give one of these unwanted animals a home, and make space for another. If more people adopted, it would lessen the trade of puppy farms. A despicable trade that simply breeds female dogs until they are too weak and…
  • Times, They Are a Changing - The Pet Blog Lady On The Move

    The Pet Blog Lady
    8 Sep 2014 | 4:04 pm
    (Original image:  Eat, Pray, Love)  I haven't posted on my blog for a few days now, as I get ready to move into my new "nest", not too far from where I am living now.   I'll be going from being a home owner to a renter, which is something I haven't done in a very long time.  But with renting comes the freedom to move around if the opportunity presents itself.   No mortgage.   Works for me.  In about a month I'll be heading to Puerto Vallarta to visit one of my favorite places on earth, the Sanctuary of the SPCA of PV.  So thrilled to be going back there,…
  • Cuddle Clones - A One-of-a-kind Plush Replica of Your Pet

    The Pet Blog Lady
    3 Sep 2014 | 4:28 pm
    (Disclosure (as required by the FTC)  Cuddle Clones is participating in the "Posts for Pets" fundraising program, with an oppotunity to inform readers about their product while helping the SPCA in Puerto Vallarta.  Fee for the sponsored post goes directly to the animal sanctuary. Thank you Cuddle Clones!.  I am also an affiliate, with earnings going toward rescue work) When I first saw these custom-made plush creations online, my jaw dropped.   Since I was a kid, I have always referred to stuffed animals as "stuffies" and still do, at the ripe young age of 51.  …
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    Art Dog Blog

  • Mosaic Monday: Tempered Glass Worskhop

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

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

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

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

    14 Jul 2014 | 2:41 pm
    My next mosaic class starts next Weds. night the 23rd of July. We will be working in a series in this class. I will also help my students write an artist statement towards the end of the class. I will supply three 6 x 6 inch cradle boards and I will ask my students to work on all 3 projects at the same time. We may not finish each mosaic in this short 6 week class however we will get started on a consistent theme and work towards creating a cohesive body of work. Below is an intro video to the class with samples of various thematic works I have created over the years.
 
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    Terrierman's Daily Dose

  • Serious Go-to-Ground Work

    PBurns
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    First you get your equipment in order - in this case a nice piece of Impala hide to protect your forearm.Then you go head first into a small aardvark or warthog hole.Always remember to bring a flashlight.Once you have found the critter you are after, it's important to locate the head.Ah -- there it is! Glad that's sorted out.The next step is to present the snake with the impala-clad forearm so the snake has something to bite -- a bit like cuffing a fox, eh? Then, with your other hand, you grab the snake firmly by the neck.Now is the time you really need a strong friend. Getting into this jamb…
  • When "Death Squads for Cattle" Saved America

    PBurns
    14 Sep 2014 | 5:51 am
    So how did the Dust Bowl end?Three words: Franklin Delano Roosevelt.When FDR ran for president, he seemed an unlikely savior: a rich dilettante with a funny accent, a withered body, and cigarettes he smoked from a holder. But Roosevelt had a message and a cause: the "forgotten man" — the broken farmer in the West, the apple vendor hawking his wares for a nickle in in Manhattan, the Chicago and St. Louis factory worker now hitting the rails looking for work. Roosevelt knew what had broken America: unfettered greed and a herd mentality that made prices too low for farmers to make a living.
  • Barkers for Britain

    PBurns
    14 Sep 2014 | 5:42 am
    FDR and FalaIn 1941, Franklin Roosevelt's dog, Fala, was named "president" of Barkers for Britain.At the time, Britain was besieged by German aerial bombings and U-boat attacks causing serious supply shortages. A program called "Bundles for Britain" was started in the U.S. with the aim of collecting cash contributions and donations to ease shortages in the U.K.Barkers for Britain was created as an analog to "Bundles for Britain" with the goal of getting dog lovers to support the Bundles effort by buying special engravable dog tags at a cost of 50 cents each.Barkers for Britain raised about…
  • The Terriermen of Mount Rushmore

    PBurns
    13 Sep 2014 | 5:11 am
    Who is this Man? Who is this dog?And what does any of it have to do with hunting and fishing?Answer: That's Teddy Roosevelt, one of three honorary terriermen on Mount Rushmore (Who are the other two?)The dog is Skip, a mutt terrier cross (or feist) owned by legendary bear hunter John Goff. Goff gave Teddy the dog after Skip charged a bear, much to Teddy's delight.As I note in a previous post entitled Rat Terrier Origins:In 1905 Goff was hired as a bear hunting guide by President Theodore Roosevelt. During the trip Roosevelt was enchanted by the boisterous bravery of a small black and tan…
  • Shooting Out the Land

    PBurns
    13 Sep 2014 | 5:07 am
    Ranger McEntire of the Malheur National Forest (Eastern Oregon), Winter 1912 - 1913A repost from this blog circa 2005In 1887, 14 years before he became President, Theodore Roosevelt joined with a distinguished group of sporting Americans -- including George Bird Grinnell, William Tecumseh Sherman, John Lacey, and Gifford Pinchot -- to form the Boone and Crockett Club. The men who created the Boone and Crockett Club were all dedicated hunters. Grinnell was editor of Field and Stream magazine, a hunting and fishing journal, and as editor, he was shocked at the rapid depletion of America’s…
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    Dogs Trust

  • Dogs Trust Loughborough: Luna's Video Blog

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

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

    Billy Bob
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:01 am
    Meet Dexter, Dexter is a beautiful Greyhound who has an unusual story to tell about his journey into his new home.I'm finally going to a home...Dexter was brought into Dogs Trust West London with his friend Zippy after spending several years (6) at another rescue centre together. Zippy quickly found a home but Dexter was still looking for that special someone. Then along came Rosemary.Rosemary saw Dexter on the website after looking at dogs in our West Calder and Glasgowcentre she saw Dexter and decided to phone up about him. Her current dog had a similar background and after speaking to the…
  • Dogs Trust West Calder: Basil

    Billy Bob
    6 Aug 2014 | 5:08 am
    Basil here is a very sweet boy who is happy to be left at home for a few hours, house-trained and good in the car. He is a clever boy and knows his basic commands. He is very friendly, affectionate and loyal to those he knows.  Basil is looking for a quiet adult home as he can be a little timid with children and likes to have his own space. Basil is not really comfortable around other dogs, much preferring his own company so would like a home where he can be the only pet and and have lots of long walks in the woods. Basil is a very loyal lad who, when he knows you will have a friend for…
  • Dogs Trust Loughborough Summer Show 2014

    Billy Bob
    5 Aug 2014 | 6:36 am
    Our Summer Show on the 27th July was a great success!The sun kept on shining and alongside the beaming smiles of everyone on the day it made for an amazing day for all the two and four legged guests. What’s more over £16,500 was raised by the 3,700 guests, all of which will help the homeless hounds in the care of the team at Dogs Trust Loughborough.Thank you so much to everyone who attended on the day!The day wouldn’t have been possible without all the help from the volunteers in the run up to, and on the day, so a huge thank you to each and every one of you. Here’s to continuing…
 
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    The Scoop | The Scoop

  • Arizona Is Getting a $500,000 Dream Dog Park: See the Design

    16 Sep 2014 | 12:40 pm
    We've all been there, at the dog park, staring at the saggy chain-link fence, the torn-up grass, the drab concrete bench, the overflowing trash receptacle. It doesn't have to be this way, we think. Why can't this place be fun.  Beneful hears you. [Editor's Note: Please note that this is NOT a sponsored post. We have always been fans of this recurring campaign of theirs.] For the past four years, the dog food maker has been holding its Dream Dog Park contest, which asks the public for dream dog park designs, picks a winner, and then donates $500,000 to its construction in the winner's…
  • Man Threatens to Kill a Dog Every Time His Social Media Followers Get a Question Wrong

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    I really hate it when I start the week with stories like the one that follows, and I hope it doesn't ruin the rest of the week for you. I highly recommend going over and looking at some cute dog pictures when you finish, just to recharge your batteries a bit. Usually, we call people who do bad or stupid stuff to dogs "boneheads," but that's just too cute and coy a way to describe Jacky Lo. He goes straight into Doggie Douchebag territory. Share this image Here's a gratuitously cute puppy to focus on, just to make the rest of this article a little easier to deal with. Cute Dog by Shutterstock.
  • Paris Hilton Spends $13K on "Mr. Amazing," a Pocket-Sized Pomeranian

    15 Sep 2014 | 11:30 am
    For $13,000, Paris Hilton has just bought the world's allegedly smallest Pomeranian. Alongside a photograph of the adorable little snowball -- which, at 11.6 ounces, weighs less than the average grapefruit -- Hilton tweeted: "just ordered this aaaaaaaaaaaa." Because, you know, punctuation. And "ordered," as one would a sandwich. And, ahem, "this." [Editor's Note: Sigh. We wake up screaming.] Share this image Illustration by Anneli Rufus Granted, Hilton in a subsequent tweet called her new purse passenger, purchased from Canadian breeder Betty's Tea Cup Yorkies, "my lil love." As for why she…
  • Artist Daniella Urdinlaiz Illustrates Why Your Dog Licks Your Face

    15 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    Among her many illustration projects, Brooklyn artist Daniella Urdinlaiz has been churning out illustrated stories for Tapestry's Drawing the News feature on Digg, and they are uniformly excellent. After the timely "How To Stay Cool During The Night" and "An Illustrated Guide To Animal Sex" (yep!), she tackled "Why Your Dog Licks Your Face," which combines utter adorableness with hard-won facts about dogs and the licking of faces. (There's also some neat animated gifs involved and some other technical neatness, which we can't reproduce, so be sure to go here to check it out.) Here's…
  • Zeus, The World's Tallest Dog, Dies at Age Five

    12 Sep 2014 | 10:40 am
    At 44 inches tall at the shoulder and 7 feet, 4 inches on his hind legs, Zeus became the Guinness World Records' Tallest Living Dog in 2012. Just two years later, he's gone. According to his owner, he died from old age. Zeus was just five years old.   Share this image His owner, Kevin Doorlag, says his family and the town they lived in, Otsego, Michigan, will miss the dog. He was well-known in and around area as a therapy dog, visiting schools and hospitals. Doorlag told Michigan Live that the joy he brought others is one of the things he'll miss most about Zeus.  Share…
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  • 9-11~ 13 Yrs. Later

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

    pet
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:32 pm
    Our liar in chief, I mean the treacherous, possibly traitorous muslim jihadist enabler. the guy who pretends to lead from the golf course, intends to once again go on national television and tells his plans so that our enemy the islamist state knows his plans. This is a Rant from TheMasterOfTheUniverce. H/T The post America At War appeared first on .
  • Ens. John Parle-Wednesday Hero

    pet
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:54 am
    This Post Was Suggested By Mike Ens. John Parle 23 years old from Omaha, Nebraska USS LST-375 May 26, 1920 – July 10, 1943 From Ens. Parle’s Medal Of Honor citation: For valor and courage above and beyond the call of duty as Officer-in-Charge of Small Boats in the USS LST-375 during the amphibious assault on the island of Sicily, 9–10 July 1943. Realizing that a detonation of explosives would prematurely disclose to the enemy the assault about to be carried out, and with full knowledge of the peril involved, Ens. Parle unhesitatingly risked his life to extinguish a smoke pot…
  • Moving-Moved

    pet
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:02 pm
    I honestly can’t tell you what I dislike about moving, There are so many choices…. But! I am so Blessed by TheBengalBrats. About ten minutes of cussing by all three brats, was followed by about 6 hours of sleeping then voila, we were in our new home. I was really worried about our psycho boy- SirWoody. Amazingly he didn’t fuss at all! God be praised is all I can say! After a short night, about 2 hours… we were back up to return the truck before 8am. Ignore the boxes, there’s only a few left and I will get pictures hung. The Brats have their toys and are content…
  • Brats Snuggle

    pet
    4 Aug 2014 | 10:12 am
    We are three days from moving…The Bengal brats are having loads of fun with boxes and more boxes! Nearly packed, with the Bengal brats retaining a great sense of humor. Pet’s humor is still lurking somewhere! Meanwhile SonnyBob takes full advantage of his bro SirWoody as a foot rest! For more Monday Linkies visit TheCatBlogoSphere The post Brats Snuggle appeared first on .
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  • Why Conferences Are 'da bomb' and You Should Attend Them

    Yvonne DiVita
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:59 am
    by Yvonne DiVita Last month I was in Portland, OR for the Women in the Pet Industry Network's conference, more fondly referred to as the WIPIN conference. Run by the ever amazing and dynamic Shawna Schuh, this group of talented and welcoming women are part of a growing network of women in business, women who mean business, and women who are open to helping other women how to succeed.  Those are MY kinda people! Do you have to be a woman? No. There were a few men there. I felt all weekend as if Tom should have been there with me. We're a team. Our business is a collective whole, it's not just…
  • #pawnatural Aging Pets and Their Joints

    Yvonne DiVita
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Experiencing some nerve pain in my wrist, so, please pardon if I share some video and content from our "other" sites...over the next few days. Sites like, BlogPaws, Pet360, Only Natural Pet, and petMD. These are great resources. I hope you're tapping into them for content ...  Today, I found this YouTube video and I love the dog in it, so I'm sharing. It's good info about a natural joint supplement, too. (Only Natural Pet is in Boulder... how cool is that? I get to go there and bring my dogs, when I do! w00t!) Yes, that IS one of the employees... the store manager, I think, and she's as…
  • Wordy Wednesday: Kitty Keeps the Dogs at Bay

    Yvonne DiVita
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Ah! A little sun, a private shelf, no dogs. This is the life. I was fine until that dog showed up... what's she doing now? Why don't they just behave? Yes, you called? I heard there were tuna treats involved. You may deliver them now.
  • Secrets I Heard at #WIPIN2014

    Yvonne DiVita
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Were you there? Did you attend #WIPIN2014 this past weekend? Over 200 amazingly talented women were there, sharing, talking, sharing, laughing, sharing, learning, and just being sociable. It was one of the best business conferences I have ever attended. A key point of the conference was to bring the women of the pet industry together to meet each other. As we sat around tables over breakfast, we shared stories and thoughts and hopes and dreams. As we furiously wrote notes during sessions, we marveled at what we knew and what we didn't and how exciting it was to be in an atmosphere of…
  • Wordy Wednesday: Even SuperDog Gets Tired Sometimes!

    Yvonne DiVita
    13 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    And super dog, tired from fighting that nasty storm, relaxes a bit on the people's sofa. Because, the dog's sofa just isn't soft enough. Poor lil Olive has been wearing her "superman" cape quite a bit this summer. At the first hint of thunder or the dreaded lightning, we bundle her in it and hope she will not get too anxious. Sometimes it works and she finds a quiet place to rest, as in this picture. Other times, she just wanders and pants and climbs on our laps and won't be consoled. 
 
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  • A unique solution to the dog poop on your lawn problem

    Jan
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:06 am
    Annie Preece loves dogs. In fact she is a dog owner herself and her West Hollywood neighborhood is filled with dogs – and owners who don't pick up after them. Finally she had enough and posted a sign in her yard "To the person who lets their dog poop on our lawn and doesn't clean it up: First of all, it's beyond rude." She went on to threaten anyone who would not pick up their...
  • It's been several years now...

    Jan
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:23 am
    --since I last wrote a post about she-who-won't-be-named-on-my-blog. But she's back because of recently: Buying a teacup Pomeranian puppy 2½ inches long and under 2 inches tall On the internet For a reported $13,000 - $20,000 From a puppy broker/seller Named Joanne Pauze Who owns Betty's Teacup Yorkies Which is a home-based business in Canada Which buys dogs from breeders in Korea And who shared all the details with TMZ And who now expects that...
  • Rats

    Jan
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:49 pm
    San Francisco 49ers - 20 Chicago Bears - 28
  • BLACK DEVIL DOG

    Jan
    13 Sep 2014 | 7:46 am
    Black Dog Syndrome, the real or imagined idea that black dogs are the most often killed and the last adopted from shelters, may have origins in ancient folklore. According to British folklore, during the 16th century Black Shuck, an enormous devil dog, terrorized East Anglia. Black Shuck is described as seven feet tall with flaming red eyes and shaggy black hair. Black Shuck first appeared during a storm in 1577 at the Holy Trinity Church...
  • Animal Cracker by Andi Brown – A Book Review

    Jan
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:15 am
    Animal Cracker, a novel by Andi Brown The narrator, 25-year-old Diana Salvi, has just landed her dream job as director of communications for a well-funded animal shelter in Boston. At first she tries to establish a good working relationship with her boss, Hal, a 60-ish man with movie star good looks and a weakness for manicures and botox. But soon she realizes that although Hal is the darling of the good old boys on the...
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    Raise a Green Dog!

  • Bowls, beds, toys and more....are your dog's products safe and free from dangerous chemicals?

    Johann The Dog
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:06 am
    Dogs love toys! They love their beds, enjoy a good walk with their collar and harness. They wear coats, boots, drink and eat out of bowls; they are in contact with a wide variety of dog products throughout their daily life. But are these products safe? Let's explore... Over the years a few wonderful organizations including Consumer Affairs, The Environmental Working Group, HealthyStuff.org, Click on the title to read more!
  • Want to know how our country's food makes it's way to our dog's dish?

    Johann The Dog
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:05 pm
    If you've ever wondered how our food makes it to our table and into our dog's dish, you won't want to miss this Sunday's airing of Food Inc., on Pivot TV. Listed as one of the 10 most important documentaries that may affect your dog's life (by Raise A Green Dog), Food Inc., is a educational look at our nation's food. From information hidden from consumers about how our country's meat is raised, Click on the title to read more!
  • Make your own wool dryer balls and ditch the chemicals for the health of your dog!

    Johann The Dog
    9 Sep 2014 | 4:56 am
    Not too long ago, we wrote a series about safer and healthier laundry practices for the health of your dog. You can see the first in the series here, and scroll down the post to see links to the other posts in the series. One of the tips we mentioned in the series is how to reduce static cling so you can ditch those nasty chemicals in fabric softeners and dryer sheets. Why? Because you may Click on the title to read more!
  • The Raise A Green Dog book is now available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble!

    Johann The Dog
    7 Sep 2014 | 12:20 pm
    We are very excited to announce that you can now get the newly published Raise A Green Dog book from Amazon and Barnes & Noble! Not to be missed, this comprehensive book includes over 80 articles to help you learn how your dog can be more green and healthy. It covers a wealth of information including: - Organic lawn care. - Cleaning your home the healthy way. - Great DIY homemade treat Click on the title to read more!
  • The shelf of life of foods for you and your dog!

    Johann The Dog
    5 Sep 2014 | 10:50 am
    Apples, bananas, carrots, green beans, chicken and more. I love giving some of these wonderful, healthy fruits, vegetables and meats to YoYo, Gracie and Rach. But how do you know how long these foods will fair on the counter, in the refrigerator and in the freezer? Here's a handy chart to help you along. And remember, some of these foods are not safe for dogs! It's always a good idea to Click on the title to read more!
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    Your Pet's Best Friend

  • 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…
  • Why didn't my comment show up?

    Doc
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:57 pm
    Well, I wish I had known this a long time ago.  I tried to reply to someone's question yesterday and could NOT get it to show up.  Comments are moderated, which means that I get an email to approve them before they are published.  If they have any general interest, I publish them, and reply when appropriate.  I usually answer two to four questions each day. What I didn't learn until today is that the hosting site has a bunch of filters that flag stuff as spam for reasons that are not entirely clear to me.  It's great that they stop me from having to deal with Viagra ads…
  • Aural Hematoma repair question

    Doc
    21 Apr 2014 | 3:44 pm
    I don't usually put these things in the form of a post, but the comments don't seem to be working as they should on the Aural Hematoma post, so I am re-posting this lady's question, along with my answer. Hello Doc-- I'm contacting you regarding my 7 year old golden retriever mix with very floppy ears. He is absolutely my fur baby and having him in pain of any sort breaks my heart. He recently suffered an awful aural hematoma. After multiple attempts to eliminate other possibilities I believe he is allergic to grass which causes some redness and itching in his ears as well…
  • Dog still tests positive after heartworm treatment

    Doc
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Ken writes: I adopted my dog from a shelter 2 years ago. She was estimated to be 1 year old at the time. She is a mix of Chihuahua and Terrier. She weighs approx. 11 pounds and is 12 inches tall. She tested positive for heartworms but I elected to adopt her anyway. I had her treated with Immiticide. She was then put on Heartguard and am giving it to her monthly per my Vets instructions. After 2 years she is still testing positive for heartworms (adults) but has been negative for the babies for over a year. The vet has said that she has not previously seen a dog still testing positive for…
  • Specialists versus Renaissance Man versus Insect

    Doc
    30 Jan 2014 | 7:00 pm
    You may wonder what this rant has to do with veterinary medicine, but be patient.I’ll get there. “A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.” Robert Heinlein, from Time Enough for Love,1973 When I read this, I decided to take stock of…
 
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    Lifestyle | Lifestyle

  • 5 of the Most Common Dog Grooming Mistakes

    16 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Whether they have short hair, long hair, smooth or coarse hair, all dogs need a little help from humans when it comes to grooming. As a new dog owner, my grooming experience has pretty much been limited to backyard baths and following our Lab-mix GhostBuster around with a vacuum cleaner (seriously, last weekend we upgraded to a shop vac).  That’s why I asked Jenn Shaw, owner of Tall Tails Grooming in Red Deer, Alberta, to explain the five most common grooming mistakes dog owners make.   Share this image GhostBuster was a good boy for his groom with Jenn Shaw. 1. Lack of training…
  • Ask a Trainer: What Makes You a "Responsible" Dog Owner?

    16 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    So, September is Responsible Dog Owner Month, at least according to the American Kennel Club (AKC). I guess it is nice that an organization making millions by championing dog breeding in a time when there is a huge pet overpopulation problem devotes one month to responsible pet ownership, while the other 11 months are apparently reserved for wholesale breeding. I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. Share this image Taking a hike with my dogs. Instead of doing either, walk with me into my fantasyland of what truly makes a responsible dog owner: 1. A responsible dog owner brings a new dog…
  • Scooter Puff Jr., Our Monday Miracle, Is the Wheel Deal

    15 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Share this image The story of Scooter Puff Jr. begins on a tragic note but soon transforms into an upbeat tale of triumph. The dinky darling was found in an animal shelter in South Carolina suffering from a broken back. But thanks to the Animal Protection Society of Person County in neighboring North Carolina, he found a forever home over in Virginia. Now Scooter is enjoying life as a "public figure," as he bills himself, zipping around in his bespoke set of wheels and attending charity functions to spread the word about other animals in distress. Share this image All photos via Facebook A…
  • Get to Know the Weimaraner: The Great Gray Ghost

    15 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Known as "the Gray Ghost," the Weimaraner has one of the most distinctive and beautiful colors in the dog world. The distinctive gray color appeared early on in the breed's history, but its origin is unknown. Share this image Weimaraners and tree root by Shutterstock More interesting thing about the Weimaraner: The genetics of the gray coat color is fairly simple. At the B locus, which determines whether a dog is black (BB or BB) or brown (bb), the Weim is bb. At the D locus, which determines whether a dog has undiluted (DD or Dd) colors or diluted (dd) colors, the Weim is dd. The…
  • Did You Remember a Dog on National Pet Memorial Day?

    15 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    So, Sunday was National Pet Memorial Day. I'm sure many of you reading this have special dogs who are no longer with us. The idea of a memorial might sound daunting, but doesn't have to be formal or take a lot of work or time. It just takes awareness. The special relationship you had with your dog can shape what a memorial ends up looking like or being. Your talents or predispositions can shape a memorial, too. Today, I'll give you some ideas about how to think outside of the box. You may even come up with some really cool ideas of your own. We live in a world that wants to rush things, and…
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    Wayne Pacelle: A Humane Nation

  • Little Competition, Lots of Soring at This Year’s Celebration

    Wayne Pacelle
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:59 am
    With so many lawmakers signed on to legislation that would substantially upgrade the federal law against horse soring – the practice of deliberately wounding a horse’s legs and hooves to create the artificial, high-stepping gait known as the “big lick” – we hear from industry leaders that they have cleaned up their act. They say there’s no need to do away with the industry self-regulation program, and no need for felony-level penalties for soring abuses. Of the 360 "big lick" horses inspected at this year's Celebration, 145 - more than 40 percent - were disqualified.
  • Live Action in Pennsylvania on Live Pigeon Shoots

    Wayne Pacelle
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:16 am
    Today, I was in Harrisburg advocating for the enactment of H.B. 1750, which would ban the eating of dogs and cats and end live pigeon shoots. I was joined by lawmakers from both parties and by representatives of the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association, Federated Humane Societies of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania SPCA, the Women’s Humane Society, Humane PA and other organizations.  Pigeon shooting is not hunting. It’s just a massacre of birds imported for the spectacle and thrown right up in front of the shooter. Photo: The HSUS The ban on eating companion animals doesn’t…
  • The Many Costs of Cruelty

    Wayne Pacelle
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:45 am
    It was a year ago that The HSUS assisted in the rescue of 367 dogs from a network of dogfighting operations in Alabama, Georgia, and other states in the South. It was a major unraveling of a major dogfighting syndicate, and we’ve been so pleased to see a successful round of prosecutions since the arrests and seizure of the dogs.  There’s another angle to this story – and that’s the long-term care of the dogs. Over the past year, we’ve had to spend more than $1.5 million on the dogs – to house them, take care of their medical needs, work on behavioral issues and work…
  • Jonas (Minus the) Brothers

    Wayne Pacelle
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:53 am
    For 29 years, Jonas was denied a decent existence. This rhesus macaque was born into the captive wildlife trade here in the United States and was passed around from owner to owner. Instead of swinging from trees in the forests of Asia where rhesus monkeys are native, he was confined to a backyard with a stiff leather collar and chain. He likely never met another macaque or primate, had no opportunity to engage in a normal primate life, and had no companions other than feral cats who would occasionally wander into the yard. Jonas, a rhesus macaque, has  found a pathway out of captivity,…
  • My Interview with Louie Psihoyos, Director of ‘The Cove’

    Wayne Pacelle
    10 Sep 2014 | 11:59 am
    This month, dolphin hunters taint the waters of Taiji, Japan, as men launched a gruesome annual ritual: driving hundreds of dolphins ashore so a small number can be sold to entertainment parks and the rest butchered for meat right there in the water. The event was chronicled and presented before the world in Louie Psihoyos’ disturbing, critically acclaimed documentary, The Cove. The film won an HSUS Genesis Award, but more importantly it won the coveted Oscar – a landmark in the history of animal protection filmmaking. I spoke with Louie about the activism his film…
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    The Days of Johann, an agility dog!

  • Week three with Rach!

    Johann The Dog
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:02 am
    We're getting way behind on keeping you up to date on Rach! But we're trying to catch up. So, the third week with Rach, he got lots more freedom out of hi pen., as he's really learned our routine now and knows the down/work times for Mum, and when it's time to play and eat. His stay is really strong now too, and Mum can feed Wiggy just a few feet away and Rach will stay and respect Wiggy's Click on the post title to continue reading. And visit my blog to read more! Woofs!
  • Loosing puppy teeth!

    Johann The Dog
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:29 am
    Over the past month or so, we've seen Rach loose some teeth, mostly just the front little ones. We saw that they were missing the day he had a checkup not too long ago, and two days later, BOOM. we saw the replacement teeth. Wow, that's fast! Yesterday, Mum was outside with Rach playing tug and chase with an old fleece tug of mine. Rach didn't want to tug much. So they switched to playing fetch Click on the post title to continue reading. And visit my blog to read more! Woofs!
  • Black and White Sunday: Wrestle time!

    Johann The Dog
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:21 am
    It's not the best focus, because me and Rach....we move fast!!!  Click on the post title to continue reading. And visit my blog to read more! Woofs!
  • Best Bully Sticks' Moose Antlers Rock!

    Johann The Dog
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:53 pm
    The nice folks at Best Bully Sticks heard about us adopting Rach, and being the super great friends they have been of ours over the years, they were eager to send us something for free for all of us to enjoy in celebration. We asked for Moose Antlers. Why? Because Rach, being a puppy, has a chewing problem. Specifically chewing appropriate things, or should I say inappropriate things. Mum knew Click on the post title to continue reading. And visit my blog to read more! Woofs!
  • Week two with Rach!

    Johann The Dog
    9 Sep 2014 | 5:03 am
    The second week we saw a big mental growth spurt with Rach. The second week he was 12 weeks old. He learned a lot about taking cues from YoYo and Gracie, when to play and when not to play. When it was play time lots of zooming and wrestling was going on. Three was still a bit of a crowd, but he handled both of them very well. One on one is a favorite zooming around the cabin. He can't keep up 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

  • Earthbath All Natural Cat Wipes

    greenpet
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:22 am
    These cat wipes are designed to clean, deodorize, and reduce the amount of dander and dried saliva on your cat’s fur. I doubt these would make a big difference for allergy sufferers, unless the allergies were very mild. However, they are a non-toxic, all-natural way to clean your cat without having to don a suit of armor to actually get her in the tub.  $15.00 for 100 wipes from Amazon.com
  • Whisker Wide Glass Bowl for Cat Food

    greenpet
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:13 am
    Is your feline sensitive when it comes to eating? Here’s a 100% recycled glass food dish that may just help! This bowl is wide and won’t disturb whiskers as your cat leans over to eat. It is pretty enough to leave out for display, but functional enough for everyday use. You have fancy dishes to eat from, why can’t your cat have one? Whisker Wide bowl is available in clear gray or green from Robbins Pet Care for $21.
  • Archetypal Natural Ferret Food

    greenpet
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    If you don’t have a dog or cat, it’s hard to find natural products. This cold-processed ferret food is over 99% meat and contains absolutely no grains or starches that would contribute to carbohydrate glut disease. It comes dry and can be served as-is or reconstituted with water. A 7.5 oz bag of Archetypal costs $16.09 from Wysong.
  • Simply Fido Organic Plush Blanket

    greenpet
    6 Sep 2014 | 6:44 am
    Not only cute and comfortable, these blankets are manufactured to strict eco-friendly guidelines in Shanghai. Natural, unbleached, untreated and unprocessed fibres, natural dyes and fully toy-safety compliant. The blankets cost $34.49 each, from the Only Natural Pet Store.
  • Big Shrimpy Recycled Dog Beds

    greenpet
    3 Sep 2014 | 6:40 am
    Big Shrimpy uses the Earth’s resources wisely by designing products to last longer than typical pet products and by using recycled materials wherever possible. 96% of Big Shrimpy products now incorporate at least 50% recycled materials. In 2004, Big Shrimpy recycled 49,300 lbs. of fleece scraps from North American clothing manufacturers. Dog lovers admire these beds since they are easy to wash over and over again. $80.00 at Vivavi
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    PupStyle.com

  • Watch Dara Foster’s Fall Fashion 2014 Trends on Better TV! Click It!

    dara
    3 Sep 2014 | 7:24 am
    Dara Foster appear’s on The Better Show today featuring  Fall 2014  fashion trends! 3 Key Trends for dogs this coming Fall: -Orange is the New Black: Couture feather gown and hat by Classy Doggie Designs by Linda Higgins -Checks & Plaids: Plaid Tutu harness dress by KO Couture , Fabu Leash & Collar available at DoggieCoutureShop.com -Need [...]
  • Back-To-School Dog Fashion Trend-Plaids & Checks

    dara
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:45 am
    While your fur baby may not be riding the bus to kindergarten, it’s always a fun time of year to play around with  Fall back-to-school fashion your pup as the leaves start to change and the smell of #2  pencils are in the air. One of the hottest fashion trends in both the human and [...]
  • PupStyle “Home”- Chevron Printed Modern Dog Beds by Jax & Bones

    dara
    13 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    If you are a design junkie like myself, you know that chevon prints are everywhere right now.  The high quality dog bed brand,  Jax & Bones is spot on with their trendy orange Chevron printed dog bed. I  like to think of dog beds in the same light as throw pillows to re-fresh your space.  They are [...]
  • Today on PupStyle “Home”- KoolDog Modern Dog House On KickStarter

    dara
    13 Aug 2014 | 9:12 am
    Today on PupStyle Home we feature KoolDog Modern Dog House on Kickstarter. KickStarter is quickly becoming a treasure trove of pet product innovation.  You can find passionate entrepreneurs looking to fund everything from high-tech pet fitness gadgets to modern dog houses. The Kool Dog House is one of the most artistic and functional dog dens I’ve [...]
  • Today on PupStyle “Home” – Upcycled TV Pet Bed

    dara
    12 Aug 2014 | 9:54 am
    We all know upcycling s a hot trend and it’s sweeping across the pet industry.  If you are looking for the ultimate upcycled conversation piece and pet bed all rolled into one, you have arrived to the right destination web travelers. LuckyLenoreVintage takes old TV’s and turns them into whimsical pet bed.  Ideal for your [...]
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    Cat Advice | Paws and Effect

  • Does My Cat Know I’m About to Have A Baby?

    The Paws and Effect Gang
    14 Sep 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I am expecting my first child and have been in the early stage of labor for about the last three days. I’ve noticed recently that my eldest kitty is increasingly clingy, meows much more frequently, and follows me around the house like a shadow. She absolutely insists on being in whatever room I’m in now, including the bathroom. It doesn’t bother me at all; in fact I find it quite endearing because I feel like she’s worried about me. I’m curious if kitties can actually tell what’s going on with their humans in…
  • My Cat Was Fine, Then A Week Later He Was Dead. Why?

    The Paws and Effect Gang
    7 Sep 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: Last week I was watching my parents’ house while they were out of town, and I noticed my cat, Charlie, was having trouble breathing. It was almost like he was gasping for air. The next day I realized he hadn’t been eating either so I took him straight to the vet. They informed me that he had fluid between his lungs and chest cavity called pleural effusion, and that he had an enlarged heart. After two days, they sent me home with heart medication and diuretics to get the fluid out of his body. It seemed like everything was back to…
  • Does a Pat and a Kiss Mean “I Love You?”

    The Paws and Effect Gang
    31 Aug 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: A year ago, I rescued a 3-week-old kitten from a very busy store parking lot and we grew very close to each other. She ended up pregnant at 10 months old, though I did not know it until her stomach grew large. The morning she gave birth, I was with her but didn’t interfere unless she was in crisis, which thankfully never happened. When I would take care of her and the kittens, she’d reach up and gently stroke my cheek with her paw and give me a kiss on the mouth once. I think this is the way she tells me “I love you” or…
  • Why Does My Kitten Nibble My Neck?

    The Paws and Effect Gang
    24 Aug 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I adopted a 3-month-old kitten a few weeks ago. She loves to crawl all over me and snuggle. She seems to like to snuggle up against my neck, which is fine, but she also nips and nibbles while she’s there. She is not in any distress. She is purring, kneading and snuggling, and if I put her down she will climb onto me and nip my neck again. Is this worrisome? Thank you so much. Photo CC-BY Kathryn Decker ~ Kelli Siouxsie: There are a couple of things that might be going on here, Kelli, the first of which is that at this stage in her life, your…
 
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    Talk2TheAnimals

  • Animal Communication: Why Kill the Messenger?

    Janet Roper
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:53 am
    The Spider Recently it took me 48 hours to get a load of laundry done. Not because I was procrastinating or the machine was broken. Not because I was on vacation, or anything cool like that. It took me 48 hours to get my laundry done because Charlotte the Spider was in there and I couldn’t get her out. Every time I opened the lid, she would scurry off and hide. I tried frequently over those 2 days to get Charlotte out of the machine. I cajoled, pleaded, used my best animal communication skills. Nope, she liked it in there and she was determined to stay. And who wants Charlotte’s…
  • What Happens If We Lose Them?

    Tracie Nichols
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:27 am
    I’m writing this, sipping Earl Grey tea, listening to the late summer evening soundtrack of crickets and katydids singing. Little Brown Bats (that’s the type of bat they are) are swooping and diving just outside my back door, scooping up the mosquitoes and other flying bugs attracted to the glow of our kitchen light. I have to say, it’s good to see them here. The bats, I mean. I’ve been worried about them. White Nose Syndrome is decimating their colonies during hibernation, so seeing 5 or more healthy, well-fed, bats returning to feed nightly helps me hope. Maybe they…
  • Can 5 Minutes With a Dog Give You a Clearer Perspective?

    Margot Ahlquist
    9 Sep 2014 | 3:16 pm
    My was heart racing as if I were out for a vigorous jog, as I sat at my computer trying to make sense of the very technical email that came across the screen. It was a Friday and the technical person who was bringing a project to fruition was about to knock off for the weekend. He needed an answer to the question in the email, which I knew nothing about, in order to launch the project. The deadline suspended over me was getting ready to drop on me like a ton of concrete. I sat at my desk wringing my hands. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw my dog Toby licking his paws, which usually means he…
  • Remembering Mitzie After One Year

    Janet Roper
    3 Sep 2014 | 8:52 am
    It is exactly at this time, 10:23 AM CENTRAL time one year ago today, that I held my beloved cat Mitzie in my arms, rocking her as her soul left her body. Today is the one year anniversary of the passing of my cat Mitize. She was a crotchety old gal, set in her ways and giving the stink eye to anyone who tried to cross her. Few had the temerity to cross her. I miss her sorely, and while I know she is in Heaven (or whatever you want to call that place), and has simply changed forms, I miss her physical form. I miss her physical cuddles. I miss her licking my hair to wake me up. I miss her…
  • You Can Lead A Horse To Water

    Billie Hinton
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:05 am
    …but can you lead a donkey away from a full feed tub when he hasn’t had his breakfast yet? Yesterday morning I went out to feed breakfast. My daughter had been out earlier and moved the pony and donkeys over to the near side of the barn for the day. This time of year they like coming in with hay and fans, taking respite from heat and insects, and since they go in and out of stalls, we split them up to let them take turns being on one side of the barn and the other. Some days the pony and the donkeys are on the near side, which feeds to the barnyard and the grass paddock. Other…
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    Have dog blog will travel

  • Foster a Dog

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

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

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

    CeliaSue
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:55 am
    Heroes Come in Different Species   An Abused Pit Bull and Human Survivor Share Hope and Healing Some people see a pit bull and go running for the hills fearing that they will be maimed due to the sensationalizing of (and often untrue) pit bull attack stories overreported by the media. Then there are dog lovers and advocates who see a dog just like any other dog. Donna Lawrence is one of the latter. Yes, even after she WAS attacked by a pit bull.   A recent survey of people who admitted to having negative opinions of pit bulls, 60percent of the participants cited media reports as…
  • Got Squeaks?

    CeliaSue
    15 Aug 2014 | 8:36 am
    wow, this was a very difficult box to open but once we did, Cici and I were beyond words excited and delighted, woof woof woof we have received and reviewed a few of these monthly boxes and liked them. But this one has the MOST goodies of them all !!! Plus, you can customize the boxes. And  subscriptions start at $32/mo and go up to $61 depending on how many pets in your PawPack and how many months you commit to upfront. Cici has been chewing on an old slipper that is threads basically, not much left to chew on (well, besides the other toys she chewed open to get to the squeaker in a few…
 
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    What's New Dog Blog

  • Sep 14, Canine Parvovirus - What You Need To Know

    14 Sep 2014 | 7:49 pm
    Canine Parvovirus is a killer. Protect your puppy by learning about the causes, transmission, symptoms, prevention and treatment of Parvo. It could save your pets life.
  • Sep 4, See your dog's world through his eyes.....

    4 Sep 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Have you ever wondered what it's like to see life through a dog's eyes, I mean literally SEE the world around him? Well, with a camera and a specially-designed dog harness, you can! Check out this 'dogs-eye-view' as Walter the Labrador Retriever sprints from his home to the beach. It's great. If you'd like to give this a try on your dog, this link will let you check out a choice of harnesses..... just think of the possibilities :) Dog harnesses with camera mount
  • Sep 1, Cherry Eye In Dogs

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:15 am
    Cherry eye in dogs isn't pretty, but it isn't life-threatening either. Find out what causes this fairly common condition, and how to treat it, here.
  • Aug 26, The 10 Best Dog Food Choices

    26 Aug 2014 | 10:50 am
    Want to know which are the 10 best dog food choices? I've done the research for you and all the answers are right here.
  • Aug 26, Canidae could make your dog sick...

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:06 am
    Canidae made my dog very sick. Trying to let pet owners know that if they are feeding their dog Canidae and their dog becomes ill, try feeding their
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    Pawfun

  • [VIDEO] The Hero Dogs of 9/11

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

    BL Ochman
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:52 pm
    Doesn’t this make you wonder why we all can’t just get along? Post by Fábio Nesti.
  • Pool Pawty!

    BL Ochman
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:21 am
    Too bad Lucky Puppy is in Michigan and we’re in New York! We’d be there in a minute! Benny & The Pets LOVE swimming. Post by Lucky Puppy.
  • Sad orphaned Rhino being comforted

    BL Ochman
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    The video shows an employee of an animal preservation Center in South Africa trying to comfort a baby Rhino after hunters show and killed his mother. If he hadn’t been rescued, he would surely have died in the jungle. His sadness is palpable. . She tries to “comfort” the rhino, which is still considered a baby, after hunters have shot and killed his mother. If he hadn’t been rescued, surely would die in the jungle. In addition, it is remarkable its aspect of sadness. #comovente www.jornalciencia.com (Translated by Bing) Post by JornalCiencia.
  • A cat in a shark suit, riding a vacuum

    BL Ochman
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:44 am
    Note to self: immediately purchse shark costume for Noni Kitty Ochman Post by 93.9 MIA.
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    YouTube: Pets

  • Mutant Giant Spider Dog (SA Wardega)

    SA Wardega
    4 Sep 2014 | 7:28 am
    Mutant Giant Spider Dog (SA Wardega) FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/sawardega SUBSCRIBE: http://www.youtube.com/user/wardegasa?sub_confirmation=1. From: SA Wardega Views: 86972093 471260 ratings Time: 03:59 More in Entertainment
  • 3 Things Your Dog Should Not Be Doing

    SciShow
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:42 am
    3 Things Your Dog Should Not Be Doing Dogs do a lot of weird things, and sometimes they're funny enough to post on Tumblr. But before you do, make sure li'l Scamp isn't doing any of these three t... From: SciShow Views: 343199 10278 ratings Time: 03:23 More in Education
  • Giant Men Meet Tiny Kittens

    BuzzFeedVideo
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:54 am
    Giant Men Meet Tiny Kittens When these giant men meet kittens, it's PURFECT. Share on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/XYX1vo Like BuzzFeedVideo on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/18yCF0b Share on T... From: BuzzFeedVideo Views: 2071236 31178 ratings Time: 02:45 More in Entertainment
  • The Bizarre Truth About Purebred Dogs (and Why Mutts Are Better) - Adam Ruins Everything

    CollegeHumor
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:21 pm
    The Bizarre Truth About Purebred Dogs (and Why Mutts Are Better) - Adam Ruins Everything Watch more Adam Ruins Everything here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuKg-WhduhkksJoqkj9aJEnN7v0mx8yxC For more information regarding the truth abou... From: CollegeHumor Views: 2034228 43648 ratings Time: 04:36 More in Comedy
  • Cereal Taste Test: Name Brand Or Knockoff?

    BuzzFeedVideo
    30 Jun 2014 | 4:32 pm
    Cereal Taste Test: Name Brand Or Knockoff? Do you think you can tell the difference? Share on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/V4Quh5 Like BuzzFeedVideo on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/18yCF0b Share on Twitter:... From: BuzzFeedVideo Views: 1035781 14055 ratings Time: 02:44 More in Entertainment
 
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  • Mutant Giant Spider Dog (SA Wardega)

    SA Wardega
    4 Sep 2014 | 7:28 am
    Mutant Giant Spider Dog (SA Wardega) FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/sawardega SUBSCRIBE: http://www.youtube.com/user/wardegasa?sub_confirmation=1. From: SA Wardega Views: 86972093 471260 ratings Time: 03:59 More in Entertainment
  • Stereotypes: Restaurant

    Dude Perfect
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:56 pm
    Stereotypes: Restaurant Going out to eat? Not without these guys, you're not. ▻ WATCH more STEREOTYPES - http://bit.ly/StereotypesPlaylist ▻ PLAY our iPHONE GAME - http://smarturl.i... From: Dude Perfect Views: 2178349 38664 ratings Time: 04:34 More in Sports
  • Giant Men Meet Tiny Kittens

    BuzzFeedVideo
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:54 am
    Giant Men Meet Tiny Kittens When these giant men meet kittens, it's PURFECT. Share on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/XYX1vo Like BuzzFeedVideo on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/18yCF0b Share on T... From: BuzzFeedVideo Views: 2071236 31178 ratings Time: 02:45 More in Entertainment
  • 3 Animals That Are Smarter Than You Thought

    SciShow
    7 Jul 2014 | 4:51 pm
    3 Animals That Are Smarter Than You Thought Dolphins, crows, apes -- you know the drill about smart animals. But there are lots of animals that are smarter than you think. Not everyone thinks they're p... From: SciShow Views: 324237 11960 ratings Time: 04:27 More in Education
  • 10 Incredible Animals With Real Life SUPERPOWERS!

    Matthew Santoro
    5 Jul 2014 | 3:20 pm
    10 Incredible Animals With Real Life SUPERPOWERS! Subscribe! New videos every Saturday: http://bit.ly/Subscribenow Facebook (Like): http://fb.com/MatthewSantoroOfficial Facebook (Follow): http://fb.com/Matth... From: Matthew Santoro Views: 2105004 70364 ratings Time: 08:29 More in Education
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  • Lost Dogs and the Importance of Using Scent Articles

    Mel
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:25 pm
    As I read about one more lost Sheltie, one of ours, I could not help but be sad. One more dog was running scared in a neighborhood she may or may not know. One more owner was suffering the anguishing fears that every lost dog owner feels when their dog goes missing. Fortunately, she was caught in […]
  • Black and White Sunday #97 – Lone Dog Walking

    Mel
    13 Sep 2014 | 7:27 pm
    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, Dog Park, Photos, Shelties Tagged: black and white photography, Black […]
  • Favorite Video Friday – The Pugs of Westeros

    Mel
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:19 am
    Fall is truly upon us (try 46 degrees!) and so is the new Fall television season. I bet you can’t guess what I am looking forward to can you? :) Do you have any TV shows you’re looking forward to watching? Please share! Happy Friday everyone!Filed under: Favorite Video Friday, Fun Stuff, Pet Videos Tagged: […]
  • Videotaping yourself interacting with your dog offers new insights

    Mel
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:16 pm
    As much as I know about dog body language, I am constantly amazed at how much I miss in my own dogs’ behaviors when I am interacting with them.  I am so focused on seeing the expected behavior I am requesting that sometimes I completely miss what they are telling me about how they are feeling […]
  • Wordless Wednesday #204 – A peaceful slumber

    Mel
    10 Sep 2014 | 4:34 am
    Filed under: Daisy, Maggie, Shelties, Wordless Wednesday Tagged: Labtador Retriever, photography, Sheltie, Sleeping dogs, Wordless Wednesday
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    Way Cool Dogs!

  • Dog Friendly Cars for Dog Owners

    WayCoolDogs
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:36 pm
    Looking for dog friendly cars in the car industry is maybe the last thing on the average dog owner's mind. But according to the Humane Society, 78.2 million people are dog owners in the United States. This makes the development of dog friendly cars in the United States a huge demand for dog owners who are interested in their pet's comfort and safety. Read full post at Dog Friendly Cars for Dog Owners More dog stories and info about dog health, training and news at Way Cool Dogs!
  • Puppy Problems? Get Your New Puppy Under Control

    WayCoolDogs
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:03 pm
    When you bring a new puppy into your home, puppy problems can develop unless you take action and begin training your fuzzy bundle of joy. This is because the first few months of a young puppy's life are vital. It is a fun time, and a special time, but it is a time when your puppy will be learning all kinds of things that form its personality as an adult dog. Read full post at Puppy Problems? Get Your New Puppy Under Control More dog stories and info about dog health, training and news at Way Cool Dogs!
  • Exercise with Your Dog – 5 Fun and Easy Ways

    WayCoolDogs
    9 Sep 2014 | 1:15 pm
    The title, "5 Fun and Easy Ways to Exercise with Your Dog," pretty well says it all. It leaves few, if any, excuses to not exercise or to not exercise with your dog. Read full post at Exercise with Your Dog – 5 Fun and Easy Ways More dog stories and info about dog health, training and news at Way Cool Dogs!
  • Vet Research Providing Treatments for Ebola

    WayCoolDogs
    6 Sep 2014 | 2:42 pm
    The reason the veterinarian field is being sought for help with the treatment for Ebola is that the virus is a distant cousin to vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV), which affects cattle, horses, deer, pigs and and occasionally humans, says PetMD in an article by Dr. Jennifer Coates, "Ebola's Connection to Veterinary Medicine." Read full post at Vet Research Providing Treatments for Ebola More dog stories and info about dog health, training and news at Way Cool Dogs!
  • How to Select the Ideal Dog Bed

    WayCoolDogs
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:29 am
    All dogs need a comfortable place to sleep, so it’s your job to buy them a nice dog bed to get some quality rest in after a long day of sniffing and barking. There are lots of different dog beds out there; all varying in size, comfort, style, and price. You’ll need to make your decision based on the kind of dog you have, and the kind of lifestyle they have. Read full post at How to Select the Ideal Dog Bed More dog stories and info about dog health, training and news at Way Cool Dogs!
 
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  • He's old. We're done with him...

    Hope
    10 Sep 2014 | 2:42 pm
    What will you do when your dog gets old?Personally, I take care of him, and cuddle him, and let him do all the things he loves as long as he's happy and comfortable.I recently learned that there are people out there who don't. When their dogs get old, they bring them to a shelter and leave them. Done. And then go out and get another dog.And when I heard about their behavior, I rushed to judgement - deciding immediately that anyone who could do that was despicable and loathsome. Beyond contemptible. But I found out that there's a segment of the population that believes "it's what you do."…
  • Allergy season

    Hope
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:11 pm
    For the most part, Teddy's a pretty predictable dog. Every once in a while he'll start barking madly for no reason whatsoever, but there's usually a reason for his behavior. If I can figure it out. Yesterday I was a bad dog mom. He was acting weird, and I just got annoyed.Sundays are pretty predictable around the house. The morning is spent on "ablutions" for four dogs. Nails, teeth, ears, face-washing, etc. As part of the routine I rinse off paws, especially Teddy's, because he has a mild grass allergy and we want to keep it under control As a matter of routine, I rub in some stuff the vet…
  • Disconcerting

    Hope
    9 Aug 2014 | 2:44 pm
    Yesterday was a scary first in Roc's and my life together. When I got home from running errands, he wasn't barking. He wasn't fussing. He didn't wake up. I called his name, gently at first. Touched him, again, gently. He's at the stage when I check for breathing before I think "Roc's so cute when he's sleeping."He finally awoke and had his normal amount of difficulty walking and moving around, not so bad. It's another indicator that our time together is getting shorter. So we'll enjoy every day that we have, little Rocky-dude.
  • Greener Grass

    Hope
    5 Aug 2014 | 10:32 am
     We had a bit of a problem with our backyard. The grass died along our back fence. The new lawn service (we get a guy to mow) thought it was a feature rather than a bug. So widened it and weeded it and maintained a lovely patch of dirt. We thought it was kind of interesting when the birds in the neighborhood enjoyed taking dirt baths. It was much less fascinating when Booker discovered dirt baths. Which were followed by water baths and wiping mud off the bathroom walls. In an effort to do something about it (three Booker baths in two days prompted some action), we went to the home…
  • Running around - again

    Hope
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:13 pm
    Sometimes I hate being a grown-up.Just for a while, wouldn't it be nice if we could shed responsibility? If worries could go away for a while? If there weren't 80 kabillion things we had to take care of?I'd like to hide in my bedroom, sleep 'til noon, be grumpy and not face the world.Instead, today's agenda:Work: actually a pleasure. I'm lucky enough to love my job and the questions/issues that come up are addressable. Dentist: My cracked tooth cannot be saved. Exact quote from dentist: "Catastrophic break." Veterinarian: Teddy is sleepy. Extraordinarily, worryingly sleepy. Weirdly…
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    The Pet Psychic

  • Laura Out And About

    Laura Stinchfield
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:58 pm
    I was meditating when Luca climbed on me and said, “Let’s talk about being flexible with the experience.”
  • Laura Out And About

    Laura Stinchfield
    14 Sep 2014 | 12:20 pm
    My Nieces first horse show! 2nd and 6th! I am so proud!
  • Pet Psychic Radio Podcast 09-11-14 – The Angry Cat

    Laura Stinchfield
    11 Sep 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Click On Arrow To Listen: Check Out Pets Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with The Pet Psychic on BlogTalkRadio
  • Gorgeous

    Laura Stinchfield
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:44 am
                  This is Honey, You’re Gorgeous! She was 10 years old when she died in 8-12-14. She says to her person from Heaven, “Mom, Heaven is like being in a pocket of yours. It’s like being in a sling pocket on Mom’s chest. It’s warm and cozy and it smell’s just like her. It’s a sweet smell.”   order you own private reading at www.ThePetPsychic.com. Or call into: PET PSYCHIC RADIO LIVE THURSDAYS at 12 pm PST. call in line 917-889-2693 Listen Live at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thepetpsychic Learn more…
  • We Love You Summer

    Laura Stinchfield
    8 Sep 2014 | 7:41 am
    Summer                   Our sweet Summer passed away yesterday – On her kid’s 20th Birthday. Which I believe to be extra special. From Heaven she said, “All my fears have melted away. I’m surrounded in love and the feeling of being young, healthy and driving into the ocean on a perfect wave day with the sun shining and a gentle breeze blowing.” She is now running with her doggie friends. Sum Sum we will always love you and remember your joyful smile! Fly high sweet one.
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    4 The Love of Animals

  • How Pets Can Improve Your Health

    Aimee
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:34 am
    Expert cites scientifically-proven therapeutic, physical and emotional health benefits of loving and caring for a pet Pet ownership runs far deeper than simply caring for a possession. Yes, the sheer responsibility of caring for a pet has notable benefits in and of itself. But, pets also become bona fide family members with which we establish genuine relationships—incomparable emotional bonds that can have extraordinarily positive physical and psychological impacts on humans. Below, Paul Mann, Founder and CEO of FETCH! Pet Care, spotlights many of the well-proven therapeutic and health…
  • Give your dog the best dog food for the best health! #GetHealthyHappy

    Aimee
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:11 am
    As part of the Hill’s® Science Diet® “Healthier Pets. Happier Lives.” campaign, I’m sharing tips to help you keep your pets happy and healthy. Today’s topic, as you might have already guessed, is the importance of proper nutrition. Good health starts with the right diet, and this isn’t just true for people! Pets need proper nutrition to live healthy and happy lives. With so many products on the market it can be hard to know if you have made the right choice. Luckily there is a lot of information to help pet parents make good choices when it comes to what to…
  • How To Have A Very Bad Dog (and a giveaway)!

    Aimee
    8 Sep 2014 | 6:59 am
    This is a hilarious little book all about how to ruin your dog! Or as the cover says, how to ruin your pooch deliberately and with skill! It covers everything, from how to choose your future bad dog, to what types of accessories to get for it. And yes, what it’s really doing is showing you everything NOT to do, while teaching the right things in a hilarious way. This fun little book comes from one of our favorite sites, Knock Knock. They have a variety of items to help add humor to your life, while also being quiet useful. I especially love their notepads. One lucky reader will win a…
 
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    Dancing Dog Blog

  • Net Neutrality: Bark To FCC For Internet By & For The People By 9/15

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

    Mary Haight
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:57 pm
    Back to work, vacation’s over a little early, but I made a very good try at being off the month of August. It probably seems to you like I did a better job of it than I actually did, but I’ll tell you about that a bit later. First, I want to ask you a couple of questions. Hope you don’t mind! I often wonder, even after 5 years and 10 months of writing this blog, what would readers like to hear more about? So now I’m going to ask you if you’ll work a little too! What would you like to see more of here on Dancing Dog Blog? I’ve met so many excellent people in…
  • Dog Diseases Transmitted to Humans: What’s Zoonotic, What’s Not?

    Mary Haight
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:53 pm
    What dog diseases are transmitted to humans? Almost everyone will respond with “rabies”, but then what? How do these zoonotic diseases jump from dogs into people and more importantly, how can you prevent it? While we’re at it, what diseases can we give our dogs? We’ll be exploring these questions and what you need to know, but first a quick look at the big picture. Environmental Changes I remember a few years ago there was an alert that rabid raccoons were on the move from Ohio to Illinois and people in their path needed to know that for the safety of their livestock,…
  • Dog Dental Care: How To Prevent Disease

    Mary Haight
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:59 pm
    Pet parents usually have at least one eye on the lookout for the best ways to manage the health, safety, and welfare of their furry family. Dog dental care is one of the quickest gateways to covering a host of ills that begin with those maybe not-so-pearly whites. How can you prevent dental disease from taking hold and keep your dog’s teeth clean? Do you know what works, and sometimes more importantly, do you know what doesn’t? To get to the root of  these questions, Dr April Steele is back to help sort out the good information from the bad. You will get the lowdown on…
  • Pet Safety Tips for Summer In The City: 7 Ways to Cool Down A Hot Town

    Mary Haight
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:29 pm
    Pet safety tips for Summer in the city with canine friends range from simple fixes like booties to keep those pads from getting burned by hot concrete, to the more elaborate cooling jackets that can help all dogs keep cool, but are especially useful for those who more easily succumb to heat, like our pals with short snouts and pushed in faces, Bulldogs, Shih Tzus, Pugs, Pekingese, and the like. But more on that later. Between the chaotic cacophony of gridlocked traffic spewing exhaust in the air, hot metal grates with gaping holes waiting to swallow some small dog’s limbs on a misstep,…
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    Your Pet Sitting Business Destination - PetSittingOlogy

  • How To Keep Your Website Visitors Interested and Coming Back For More

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

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

    Joshua Cary
    6 Aug 2014 | 10:39 am
    You know that moment in your life when everything changes and absolutely nothing petty matters any longer? The birth of my beautiful daughter, Danica, was that moment for me. My 13-month old precious girl is now sufficiently walking. (I know… I’ve been told (warned!) that life as I know it will never be the same!) Watching lil Dani go from only able to lay on her back, to rolling over, to crawling, to scooting, to walking around holding the edge of a couch, to a full on confident stroll around the room is a spectacular miracle to watch. As a proud father, it’s amazing to…
  • How To Land Your Ideal Client Every Time (or at least 90% of the time)

    Laura Capra
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Preface by Joshua Cary: No matter what you find yourself doing in life, it will most likely be met with one of these three emotions: You get really excited and look forward to it. You have neutral feelings about the event or activity and understand it’s something that simply must get done. You cringe at the thought of it and can not wait for it to be over. This could be anything in life from doing the dishes, packing for vacation, joining your spouse for a work event, or walking your new client’s pooch. Let’s face it: Not all pet sitting clients are created equally. Some we…
  • Workshop Training: How To Fill Your Pet Business with Your Ideal Clients Every Time

    Joshua Cary
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:31 am
    What if you could easily give your potential clients exactly what they were hoping to discover on your website even before they arrived? Here’s what I mean… I love magic. I’m a big fan of all kinds of card tricks. You know those card tricks where you “pick a card, pick any card” and after a bit of story from the magician, your card amazingly appears in the most least expected of places? Obviously, we are not dealing with any supernatural work at play. We are dealing with a person (the magician) who used years of practice and technique to give you the exact end…
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    Living With Infidels

  • 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…
  • Day 497 in Exile

    19 Feb 2013 | 4:33 am
    The shrew attempted to poison me this morning with a putrid offering of lambs kidneys for breakfast, I spat them out all over the kitchen floor to let her know that I was not amused at her disgusting offering.  I have no doubt that her corpulent toady scoffed them as soon as my back was turned!  I was reduced to eating a bowl of wicker balls that were on the coffee table.  They didn't do a lot for me either, they tasted perfumey!  I had no choice but to spit the pieces out all over the living room carpet, which appeared to irk the shrew somewhat and brought on another of…
  • Day 420 in Exile

    4 Dec 2012 | 1:51 am
    Another walk down to the beach this morning.  There was a dead seal washed ashore and the seagulls were all feasting on it, until the kelb arrived!  He spent most of the morning chasing seagulls into the sea and then being chased away from the carcass of the seal by the shrew.  It was hilarious to see her waving her arms and shrieking at him, I am sure he was toying with her today.  Maybe my evil is rubbing off on him at last.We went up into the dunes, my favourite part.  I was running about attempting to excavate the rabbits from their warrens with little luck. …
  • Day 410 in Exile

    23 Nov 2012 | 2:38 am
    On the home stretch this morning the kelb was spending rather a long time sniffing about in the bushes, the shrew was growing impatient with him.  He continued to faff about in the scrub sniffing every blade of grass and withered thistle in his wake, the grumpy shrew trudged along beside him.  Suddenly we were all startled, the kelb appeared ot have accidently flushed a pheasant from the scrub ( I am sure it had absolutely NOTHING to do with his hunting "skills").  Once the kelb and I regained composure we wanted to go after it, there was a scuffle and some comotion followed by…
  • Day 409 in Exile

    22 Nov 2012 | 2:21 am
    The shrew took us up into the sand dunes again this morning.  As soon as we got up there the kelb started showing off because he was off lead, he was leaping and skipping up and down the dunes.  He leapt onto one hill and fell off!  He has all the grace of a wounded rhino, he went from skipping gayly through the hills to tumbling down it in a grunting wheezing heap in about 2 seconds.  He attempted a gymnastic landing, but his front legs gave out as he landed and he crumpled onto his chin.  He then of course had to go through the drama of hopping about for a time to…
 
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    DogTipper

  • Katherine Heigl Films Video to Help Pets in Need

    Grace Sydney
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:12 am
    Soon to star as a CIA analyst in the new NBC drama series State of Affairs, Katherine Heigl has stepped into her real life role as an animal advocate in a just unleashed YouTube video to help shine a... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
  • DIY: How to Make an Interactive Feeder or Toy #PAW2014

    Paris Permenter
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Pet Appreciation Week (PAW) is coming up at Tractor Supply stores everywhere from September 17-21 with a special in-store event on September 20! Tractor Supply just recently wrapped up a big $10,000... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
  • David Backes Takes #SRDogTreatChallenge

    Grace Sydney
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Always ready to offer an assist to dogs in need, St. Louis Blues team captain/Athletes for Animals co-founder David Backes recently helped to take a bite out of the problem of animal abuse by taking... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
  • Kaley Cuoco to Host Stand Up for Pits in L.A.

    Grace Sydney
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:37 am
    Television viewers know her as Penny on the hit CBS series The Big Bang Theory, but fans of Fidos recognize actress Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting from her real life role as an animal advocate. A proud pet... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
  • Irie and Tiki Model Martha Stewart Pets Costumes!

    Paris Permenter
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:40 am
    OK, I have to admit it: my inner stage mother did a backflip when I got an email from MarthaStewart.com asking if Irie and Tiki could model some Martha Stewart Halloween costumes for their site.... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
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    The Pet Wiki - New pages [en]

  • Cats and Bee Stings

    Mamairis
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:12 am
    Mamairis: Most cats when seeing a moving (or flying) object believe it's for their entertainment and will try to catch it. But there is danger in chasing bees, hornets, wasps and creepy crawlies. Insect stings and bites are very painful but the danger is in your cat's reaction to them. If the cat suffers an allergic reaction, it can result in anaphylactic shock which needs to be treated immediately to save the cat's life. The cause of anaphylactic shock is not the insect's toxin, but the cat's immune system reaction. If your cat is stung by a flying insect, try to remove the stinger by…
  • Guinea Pig Ileus

    Mamairis
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:57 pm
    Mamairis: Ileus in guinea pigs has a strong stress-related component. If your guinea pig has discomfort, pain or stress, look for gastrointestinal tract problems first. In order to keep their systems functioning properly, guinea pigs need to have food going through the gastrointestinal tract almost constantly. Ileus is a slowing or stoppage of the gut workings also known as gastrointestinalasis. There are a number of reasons why ileus may present itself - too little fiber in the diet, obesity, pain, improper use of antibiotics, foreign body in the GI tract, stress, dental problems. Symptoms…
  • Rabbit Pasteurella

    Mamairis
    14 Sep 2014 | 12:57 am
    Mamairis: Rabbit Pasteurella, known as snuffles, is a serious upper respiratory disease that requires the quick attention of a veterinarian. Snuffles is caused by Pasteurella multocida, a bacteria. Although many rabbits may be carriers, it does not cuase any problems in those whose immune systems are healthy and can fight off most infections. But rabbits with compromised immune systems can be at risk for infection by the bacteria. Symptoms include runny nose, sneezing, crusting around the nostrils, dried mucous on the rabbit's front paws from rubbing the nose, conjunctivitis, blocked tear…
  • Ferret Cryptosporidium

    Mamairis
    14 Sep 2014 | 12:35 am
    Mamairis: Cryptosporidium, Crypto for short, is a microscopic parasite that may be found in your ferret's poop. It can also affect humans and can cause diarrhea in both species. Infected mother ferrets can transmit crypto to their offspring. Ferrets can also get crypto from uncooked meat, contaminated water and other ferrets. Researchers have found that close to half of all ferrets carry crypto but are asymtomatic, that is they don't display symtoms. Some ferrets that were in the study had compromised immune systems, but others were healthy. While the CDC has no documented cases of crypto…
  • Detection of Selenium Toxicity in Horses

    Mamairis
    10 Sep 2014 | 11:49 pm
    Mamairis: Selenium is a trace mineral that is necessary for the way a horse functions. It acts in conjunction with Vitamin E as anti-oxidants, protecting cell membranes from destruction. However, too much or too little selenium can have adverse effects. A deficiency of selenium can cause muscle disease, impaired heart function, difficulty swallowing, respiratory distress and more. Selenium toxicity includes sweating, staggering, diarrhea, colic, increase in heart and respiration rates, loss of hair, damage to the structures (laminae) that surround the bone, attaching it to the hoof wall. In…
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    Take Paws

  • Ty’s 10th Birthday Extravaganza

    Amy Burkert
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Ten years old … it doesn’t seem possible! He was just a fluffy little puppy, into everything, and now he’s a decade old? He’s been a character right from the beginning – a little guy who knows his mind, and isn’t all that interested in your opinion. He’s kept us laughing all these years, and we were certainly couldn’t let this milestone birthday pass by without an appropriate amount of fanfare. When you travel full-time, where you happen to be has an impact on your activity options, and this year for Ty’s birthday we were visiting Grand…
  • Friday Pet Photo Challenge

    Amy Burkert
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:58 am
    Welcome to the weekly GoPetFriendly.com 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 Abbey D. of Columbia, Maryland- she recognized this pet friendly destination as Cape San Blas, Florida!We hope you enjoy your “Travels with Ty & Buster” calendar, Abbey! Photo Copyright: Sue Bernagozzi Let’s See Your Photos … Mucho barko to Sue Bernagozzi for sharing last week’s pet travel photo! If you want your pet to be…
  • Don’t Miss Pet Friendly Kansas City!

    Guest
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:22 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! A few weeks back the weather and work commitments colluded to keep us from seeing as much of Kansas City as we would have liked, so I’m delighted to have Brendon McLaughlin here to share his pet friendly experiences in KCM! Straddling the Mississippi River with a foot in two states, Kansas City has a lot of personality, and we’re excited to have Brendon taking us on a dog friendly…
  • That’s How We Roll: RV Service Stops

    Amy Burkert
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:42 am
    You learn something new everyday.  It’s a saying you hear all the time, but when you live in an RV it’s an understatement. I’m constantly stumbling upon new things to try, discovering better ways to get stuff done, and picking up tips from people who have been doing this far longer than us. One of my most recent learning experiences is definitely going to change our lives for the better. Stopping for Service You know what it’s like to take your car in for service, or wait around for a plumber or electrician to fix a problem in your home … but when your…
  • Friday Pet Photo Challenge

    Amy Burkert
    5 Sep 2014 | 5:53 am
    Welcome to the weekly GoPetFriendly.com 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 Vanessa T. of Boerne, Texas- she recognized this pet friendly destination as Hug Point on the Oregon Coast!We hope you enjoy your “Travels with Ty & Buster” calendar, Vanessa! Photo Copyright: Pam Jonasson Let’s See Your Photos … Mucho barko to Pam Jonasson for sharing last week’s pet travel photo! If you want your pet to…
 
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    Pawcurious: With Pet Lifestyle Expert and Veterinarian Dr. V.

  • Who do you remember?

    Dr. V
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:59 am
    I remember this about September 11, 2001: I felt very lonely. It was my senior year of veterinary school. My husband, who had only been my husband for about 2 months, was far away in San Diego. My mother was the one who called me, waking me up to tell me to turn on the news. She was alone too, as my father was on a rare business trip in Texas, one he ended up having to drive home from. We held the phones to our ears together until there was nothing more to do, so I said, well, I guess I ought to go to school. I was doing a rotation in a lab that week, spending my day alone in a dark basement…
  • I take back everything I’ve said about writing being fun and easy

    Dr. V
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:17 pm
    There is nothing that will make you gain an appreciation for a creative process more than attempting to do it yourself. You know, like those people who scoff at the museum and say, “A kid could do that!” and then go home and paint something absolutely horrid. Or those people who look on Pinterest or food blogs for new recipes. Source: thechive.com This is how I feel about writing a book. “I write a blog,” I said. “I have a command of basic English,” I said. This will be a piece of cake. James Patterson cranks out like 4 of these a year, surely I can do at…
  • The best day of the year is here!

    Dr. V
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:53 am
    It’s National Dog Day, a day to celebrate the love and bond we share with our canine companions. It’s hard to top. What could possibly be better than National Dog Day?   Having your birthday fall on National Dog Day. Especially if you’ve always proclaimed that dogs are pretty much the best thing ever. It is also, in a strange twist of fate that I cannot tell if it is coincidental or not, is also National hot dog day, which is a fact I’m not as excited about so I will choose to ignore. But it’s my birthday! And the fact that it’s National Dog Day is a…
  • Pet insurance- the good, the bad, the somewhere in between

    Dr. V
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:20 pm
    I admit I am biased about pet insurance. I like it, mostly. Clients who had it were, in my experience, much more likely to approve necessary treatments. That dog with a case of happy tail who wagged it so hard and so fast he got a nasty deep infection that ended up necessitating a partial tail amputation? Insured. Hit by car? Insured. From my perspective, it allowed owners to focus on the pet’s immediate needs and get them taken care of. I also liked it because I didn’t have to do anything to get it taken care of, other than fill out a brief form.  The owners paid me upfront, and…
  • Phenomenal Cosmic Power

    Dr. V
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:17 pm
    A week ago, I called my husband on a business trip in China for the urgent assistance in locating my DVD of Aladdin. “Why do you need it this very second?” he asked. “You haven’t watched that in like 15 years.” “I know,” I said, “But our daughter is singing a song from Aladdin in summer camp this week and she really, really needs to see this movie.” She’d seen it once before, years prior; my son hadn’t seen it ever. It was an unforgivable omission, one I felt an almost irresistible need to fix. So we sat down and watched it,…
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    PetRelocation.com Blog

  • Incredible Experiences: Bella's Trip to Bonnie Scotland

    PetRelocation.com Customer
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:10 am
    Name: Brittany Pet's Name: Bella From: Florida, USA To: Scotland, UK   What a trip this was! Not only for myself, but for Bella as well. This wasn't my first time traveling to Scotland, but it was for Bella -- therefore I was extremely nervous. From the start to the finish of the whole process Maegan was excellent! Answering my 100 questions was a task but she had no problem at all and made me feel better about everything. I also had the pleasure of being introduced to another member of the team, Vanessa, who was a big help as well. Our many conversations over the phone kept me…
  • Will Tomorrow's Lufthansa Strike Affect Pet Travel?

    Pet Friendly Airlines
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Update: The planned pilots' strike for 9/16 has been cancelled. Lufthansa flights should be operating smoothly tomorrow. Lufthansa pilots are planning an eight hour strike on Tuesday, Sept. 16, however the airline has announced that no cancellations are anticipated and pet flights will still take place. Some intercontinental flights will run earlier or later than originally scheduled, but Lufthansa aims to keep delays and irregularities to a minimum. The strike is set to run from 2 a.m. to 10 a.m. CST, and long-haul flights departing from Frankfurt (Lufthansa's primary hub), will be…
  • How to Transport Dogs to New Zealand

    Pet Travel Questions
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Name: Suzie Number of Pets: 2 Pet Type: Dogs Pet Breed: Thai dogs / Labrador mix Thai From: Thailand To: New Zealand   Dear PetRelocation, I know New Zealand does not allow a direct import from Thailand to New Zealand, so my questions are: 1. Which country near New Zealand would they go to first? 2. Do my dogs get their microchip and vaccinations in Thailand before leaving? 3. What are the exact steps I need to take in order to get my dogs to New Zealand? 4. The cost of air fares, quarantine, freight, and anything else I need to know. I'm a bit lost as to were to start, any help is…
  • Dog Travel to Puerto Rico

    Pet Travel Questions
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Name: Alana Number of Pets: 2 Pet Type: Dogs Pet Breed: Jindo, lab/retriever From: Atlanta, GA To: San Juan, PR   Dear PetRelocation, Would traveling by boat be easier on the dogs than flying? Also, since it is not considered an "international" move, what paperwork would I need to fulfill to ensure a safe and worry free process? Thanks, Alana   Hi Alana, Moving dogs from the United States to Puerto Rico is considered a domestic flight -- you can find more information here. We have helped many pets move to Puerto Rico and typically use a pet-friendly airline like United.
  • Pet Travel News from Around the World

    Caitlin Moore
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Explore the Heathrow Animal Reception Centre (HARC). Underwater pictures of cute puppies. Again, luxury dog travel. Pet Move of the Month: Gordon the horse moves across the United States. Check out the latest issue of Family Dogmagazine. (They profile PetRelocation!) Despite protests from pet owners, Eurostar still does not allow pets on board. RIP Zeus, who was the world's tallest dog. Read about two cute Chihuahuas who moved from California to Australia!   Have a good weekend!
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    Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews

  • Raw model prey diet – Rottweiler puppies 6 weeks old

    naturaldogfoodseo
    14 Sep 2014 | 4:26 pm
    We feed raw model prey diet. Short brief description of a raw meal I prepaired for 2 Rottweiler puppies. A list of what we feed is on our page here http://vd… Raw model prey diet – Rottweiler puppies 6 weeks old is a post from: Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews See also a ...Raw model prey diet – Rottweiler puppies 6 weeks old 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: Homemade Dog Food Recipes for Puppies What is the best dog food for a…
  • Review of NUTRO Ultra Dog Food

    naturaldogfoodseo
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:27 pm
    Me and my dog Pepper did an review on the all natural dog food made by NUTRO. Click Review Product http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004ZQBFHC?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creativeASIN=B004ZQBFHC&linkCode=xm2&tag=youtube005-20. Video Rating: 0 / 5 Review of NUTRO Ultra Dog Food is a post from: Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews See also a free dog food cook book - Recipes For Dog ...Review of NUTRO Ultra 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…
  • Download Premium WordPress Themes

    naturaldogfoodseo
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:56 pm
    WordPress (often decreased to WP) is definitely an remarkably great blog content and engine managing process. It permits you to manage and build a blog or website with a beautiful and simple to work with graphical user interface (called the Dash board) and contains a catalogue of thousands of smooth plug-ins which render it do ...Download Premium WordPress Themes 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: Essential SEO Practices To Really Get Your Product…
  • Low protein dog food for kidney disease | Helpful recipes 4 low protein dog food for kidney disease

    naturaldogfoodseo
    6 Sep 2014 | 10:29 pm
    Low protein dog food for kidney disease. Helpful recipes for low protein dog food for kidney disease – click on http://kidney.diethere.net/kidney-failure-in-… Video Rating: 1 / 5 Healthy Teeth. Healthy Dog. No special diet required: 3D DentaDefense® in ALL Eukanuba Adult & Senior dog formulas! We believe dogs evolved from carnivores a… Video Rating: 4 / ...Low protein dog food for kidney disease | Helpful recipes 4 low protein dog food for kidney disease is a post from: Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews See also a free dog food cook book - Recipes For Dog Food…
  • doggie meat lover’s (raw dog food)

    naturaldogfoodseo
    3 Sep 2014 | 1:36 am
    http://www.guardiandevilkennels.com Presa Canario Breeder, providing great healthy alternatives to dry kibble for your dog. Video Rating: 3 / 5 True Carnivores is Vancouver’s Original Raw Food Pet Shop. True Carnivore’s believes that we should feed our pets as nature intended, RAW! We are here to pro… doggie meat lover’s (raw dog food) is a post ...doggie meat lover’s (raw 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:…
 
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    Pets Teach Us So Much Blog™

  • A Pet Radio Show, Pets Teach Us So Much 140, Rocks the House!

    Lookie Lou & The TPPC.tv Crew
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:27 am
    It’s time for another fab episode of a pet radio show that will rock your pet loving fur, fins and feathers, Pets Teach Us So Much. This week we have 2 fab guests scheduled. Angie Bailey Angie will be giving us the scoop on her newest calendar, Whiskerlist, Texts From Mittens and all things Cat-Tastic in CatLadyLand. Margot Ahlquist Margot will give us more info on her Paws By Your Side Kit for our friends grieving the loss of a pet. Margot Ahlquist is the creator of Paws to Talk, which started as an advice blog and has grown into a life coaching business and hub for dog lovers to get…
  • Meow Monday, Tuna Tuesday, CatLadyLand Cat-Toon, Angry Cat Gift Basket

    Lookie Lou & The TPPC.tv Crew
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:40 am
    Angry Cat Gift Basket We love Angie! Angie Bailey is an award-winning writer, blogger, humorist, and professional member of the Cat Writers’ Association. She’s the author ofwhiskerslist: the kitty classifieds and Catladyland, which won the Best Humor Blog in the 2013 BlogPaws Nose-to-Nose Pet Blogging & Social Media Awards and Funniest Pet Blog in the 2011 Petties Awards. She is a regular columnist for Catster.com, the creator of Texts from Mittens, and half of the comedy web series production team of 82 South St. Productions, LLC.
  • Choosing a Pet Store Dog Trainer

    Kimberly Gauthier
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:53 am
    Pet Store Dog Training Classes We hired a private dog trainer our first few months as new dog owners. When it was time for our puppies to start dog training, I thought a puppy class would be fun, but the only class near our home was at one of the nationwide pet store chains. I’d always heard that these dog trainers were terrible. Not everyone has the budget for a private dog trainer and a training class at a big box pet store is easy, affordable and accessible. But is it good enough for our dog? Absolutely! Visit the store first… Before we signed up for dog training, we went to…
  • How to Crate Train Your Dog

    Collen Demling
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:40 am
    Happiness is a happy space in a dog’s crate. (Photo: dogtrainingsecrets.com) How to Crate Train Your Dog Many people object to using crates because they think it is unfair to their dog. However dogs, by nature, LOVE small spaces that they can call their own. Plus, crates give us the tools necessary to teach our dogs proper manners by helping with potty training and preventing destructive behavior like chewing. Below are the steps to take to make your pup’s crate his happy place. The Perfect Home There are a variety of crates available for dogs. The durable plastic “airline”…
  • Dog Fashion, Fall Update

    Karen Varley
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:01 am
    Take me out to the ballgame! Take me out to the ball game! The World Series soesn’t start till October 22nd, but don’t tell Franklin that! He’s already struttin’ his stuff in his go to comfy (and, of course, with Franklin, stylish!) Ballpark Hoodie. Perfect for those late summer, cool breezes and warm enough for a crisp day in Fall and a lovely long walk or run! PJNY dogwear Ballpark Hoodie will be available Sept. 30th (Franklin not included I’m writing this on Labor Day (yes, I’m laboring!) but when you love what you do, it doesn’t feel like work and…
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    FIDO Friendly

  • Ruff House Pet Resort Vacation for FIDO - Property Pick of the Litter

    susan@fidofriendly.com
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Ruff House Pet Resort Vacation for FIDO and this week's Pick of the Litter! We just picked up our two Directors of Barketing, Junior and Jake from a week at the Ruff House Pet Resort in Riverside, California. The Ruff House Pet Resort is our pick of the litter when we travel for the pet adoption tour: Get Your Licks on Route 66®. I was able to check in during the week using their web cameras...
  • Capture The World From FIDO’s Point of View With GoPro

    susan@fidofriendly.com
    11 Sep 2014 | 1:20 pm
    From Great Danes to Dachshunds, GoPro Fetch Mount captured some adorable doggy POV at the Del Mar Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon, where more than 6,000 people and their unique dogs came to enjoy a day of spirited competition and water play. The event was an ideal place to outfit dogs with the new Fetch mount to capture footage of them exploring the shoreline, playing in the waves and making new friends...
  • ARE RABIES VACCINES REALLY NECESSARY?

    susan@fidofriendly.com
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:48 am
    Every year, when you take FIDO  to the veterinarian for a rabies vaccination do you wonder if it’s really necessary?  While you may not  know a single person or pet who has been infected, the statistics say it’s a real threat. Worldwide, more than 55,000 people die of rabies every year and nearly 40% of those who are bitten by rabid animals are children under 15 years of age. The good news is...
  • Hector and the Search for Happiness Star Luna Struts her Stuff at Strut Your Mutt

    susan@fidofriendly.com
    10 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    Luna the dog star of Relativity's "Hector and the Search for Happiness" joins Lassie at the Best Friend's Strut Your Mutt Festival in the Pacific Palisades, CA. on September 6th 2014.  “Hector and the Search for Happiness” comes to theaters on September 19, 2014, and along with Luna, the film stars, Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike, Toni Collette, Stellan Skarsgard, Jean Reno and Christopher Plummer....
  • Doggy GOO for FIDO and GOOy CHEWy RELIEF for You

    susan@fidofriendly.com
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:10 am
    It may be ALLERGY season for BOTH of Us -THE Achoo Sneezing AND the Itchy, Paw Chewing family members, but never fear, FIDO’s friends Doggy GOO and GOOy CHEWy RELIEF have come to the rescue! Built on the philosophy that rather than mask allergy symptoms with pharma, you can instead build heightened internal immune tolerance to major enviro allergy sources in both “You” and “your Dog”.  For...
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    Dogblog

  • Reminder that there exist in this world certain individuals who...

    3 Sep 2014 | 11:15 am
    Reminder that there exist in this world certain individuals who only let us lock them up 100% out of politeness as opposed to a single remote shred of belief that we could ever actually restrain them in any way, shape, or form. (dog 702)
  • Before you start a bar brawl, look around and make sure...

    26 Aug 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Before you start a bar brawl, look around and make sure there’s at least one person in the room guaranteed to have your back when shit really kicks off. (dog 701)
  • May it please you to know that the good Knight-Commander, on a...

    19 Aug 2014 | 4:35 pm
    May it please you to know that the good Knight-Commander, on a tour of his holdings in that part of the city known to many as Laurel Heights, did pause to make his fairest assay of the available sunlight in the area and, after proper consideration, pronounce it most satisfactory indeed. (dog 700)
  • Search the harness and you’ll find a business card that...

    12 Aug 2014 | 10:51 am
    Search the harness and you’ll find a business card that says: Mr. SnuffyFREELANCE ROBBERY CONSULTANT"All crime, all the time"Break In * Take Stuff * Get Paid But the contact information will be too smeared to read, and you’ll wonder forever after if it was just a prop for the first part of some elaborate scam. (dog 699)
  • And then there’s that one dog whose entire internal...

    6 Aug 2014 | 10:16 am
    And then there’s that one dog whose entire internal monologue consists of four words: "Hey buddy, whatcha doin’?" (dog 698)
 
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    Dog Jaunt

  • Blueberry (and Baret) in France: From rescue pup to muse

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

    Mary-Alice
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:11 pm
    You’ve met Ralph the Bichon a couple of times now, since his person Anne has kindly allowed me to post pictures from his trips to France. Anne was also the source of a really sensible travel ID tag solution involving an e-mail address that generates an automatic (and infinitely customizable) reply. This July, she wrote to me from Paris with a recommendation for a dog groomer she turned to when Ralph got a glob of gunk stuck in his paw. I’m glad to share her report with you, because finding a good groomer is as tricky as finding a good veterinarian (and in this case, it turns out,…
  • Tomales Bay, CA dog-friendly hotel and restaurant: Nick’s Cove

    Mary-Alice
    4 Aug 2014 | 3:07 pm
    I was contacted by the folks at Nick’s Cove, asking if Chloe and I would like to visit and let Dog Jaunt readers know what we thought of the experience. I instantly said yes, but I felt a bit of a fraud, since Nick’s Cove has long been on my list of places to check out. Then again, it might have taken me awhile to get there: We have generous friends who live nearby, and chances are we would have continued to borrow their house, rather than going to a hotel, however appealing. So take this review with a grain of salt (our dinner, hotel stay, and breakfast were paid for by…
  • Reader’s report: Air-side pet relief area at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)

    Mary-Alice
    26 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    As you know from previous posts, the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) has multiple pet relief areas. I’ve visited one of the areas serving Terminal D, and reader Giuliana shared info and pictures from one of the areas serving Terminal C (there’s another outdoor pet relief area at the southern end of Terminal C, and there’s one serving Terminal A — if you visit them, please report!). In addition to its outdoor pet relief areas, DFW is also one of the rare U.S. airports with a pet relief area on the air side of security — meaning that you don’t have to…
  • Reader’s report: Dog-friendly river cruises in Germany, Holland

    Mary-Alice
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:31 pm
    The fact is, it’s hard to find dog-friendly sailing/cruising opportunities, unless you own your own boat or can talk your way onto a friend’s boat. They exist, don’t despair (never despair!), but they’re rare. I list several in Bone Voyage, my book about dog travel — and isn’t it time you bought yourself a copy? — but this week I learned from reader Jenna that the German company 1AVista Reisen offers four different river cruises focusing on travelers with pet dogs (though guests without dogs are also welcome — “Selbstverständlich sind auch Gäste…
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    Miniature Schnauzer Blog

  • My sweet Mardi

    6 Sep 2014 | 2:31 pm
    My sweet Mardi, I miss you so much. You were so brave, you fought your diabetes and atypical Cushings for 3 years. You never resented or feared any of
  • Dog Minding- A Must Have For Dogs

    3 Sep 2014 | 5:23 am
    Dog minding services have become one of the most sought-after services for pet owners because people prefer to leave their pets in a home environment where
  • If you like chocolate,you will love me-Bougie

    2 Sep 2014 | 7:47 am
    If you like chocolate You will love me I was born in Oklahoma And found on-line, you see. I traveled to Illinois Where my new family lives I'm the luckiest
  • Meet Henry…Mr. Personality

    2 Sep 2014 | 6:55 am
    Hi, I'm Henry! My mommy and daddy bought me out of the back of car in Andrews, TX, and we've been a happy family since! I'm 7 months old, and by my name
  • I Bark, You Bark, We all Bark for Ice Cream!!

    2 Sep 2014 | 6:54 am
    Greetings!!! My name is Pepper and I live in Minnesota with my human family. I came to Minnesota from the Mason City, Iowa Animal Shelter. My owner has
 
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    GrouchyPuppy® Blog | Dog Lovers Source

  • How to win friends and influence people

    Sharon
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:35 pm
    When you live in a big city like San Francisco, with a big old dog like we do, it's been a mission of ours to win over our neighbors. We want them to know that we care about them and the neighborhood. Dale Carnegie writes, “Actions speak louder than words, and a smile says, ‘I like you. You make me happy. I am glad to see you.” For a senior dog, or really any dog, based on our experience, we have a few ideas on how they might positively influence neighbors. We came up with four ways to turn the dial [...] How can a dog win friends and positively influence people? Here are four ways…
  • Go baby! Go! Crawling dogs vs. adorable crawling baby!

    Sharon
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Having my own Shepherd-Husky dog, this viral video of crawling Huskies had me chuckling (or are they Malamutes?). Why? Because I've seen how good she is at crawling like a baby, towards a treat two inches from her snout. Silly puppy. Post by 92.9.Not only do the dogs in this video play the perfect wingmen for this little baby learning to crawl, but if they're "racing" doesn't it look like they WANT the baby to win?Related articlesThanks to rescuers happy future for adopted Montana malamute dogsProduct Review | Plato's Farmer's Market Dog Treats
  • Special Sidewalk Sale Tomorrow Benefits Muttville Senior Dogs!!

    Sharon
    10 Sep 2014 | 3:13 pm
    Love a good bargain? Swoon over sweet senior dogs? Need cute dog stuff for fall? It's your lucky day if you live in or near San Francisco! If you don't, that's okay too. Scroll down for special online info!   THURSDAY, 10am-2pm P.L.A.Y. Pet Lifestyle And You is having a sidewalk sale and a percentage of sales will go to Muttville Senior Dog Rescue. 246 Second St in San Francisco. Adopt a Muttville dog and get a free bed too! Pssst! Bonus! If you don't live in the area, use the MUTTVILLE promo code all September long and 50% of your online purchase value will go to help…
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    VPI Hambone Award

  • Vote Now For The 2014 VPI Hambone Award!

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

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

    Ryan
    5 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    After tallying up thousands of votes, Peanut Wigglebutt (dog) and Snuggles Butt Le Lee (cat) have been chosen as the wackiest pet names of 2014. Each year VPI celebrates the most clever, creative and quirky pet names nationwide with its annual Wacky Pet Names campaign.  After a thorough selection process, 50 priceless pup names and 50 comical kitty names were chosen from VPI’s database of more than 500,000 insured pets. For the first time, the top 10 dog and cat monikers were put to a public vote, where Peanut Wigglebutt and Snuggles Butt Le Lee proved wackiest. Dogs Cats 1. Peanut…
  • Shaken Shih Tzu Saved From Horrendous Home Fire

    VPI Hambone Award
    1 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Courtney Cecil and her furry sidekick Nikko, a five pound Shih Tzu, have enjoyed a Southern California lifestyle as best friends and roommates in their West Hollywood home, but that all changed when the two were separated… almost forever. After running a quick errand, Courtney returned to find her home engulfed in flames and Nikko trapped inside. Nikko’s miraculous survival and heartwarming recovery has earned him the title of July’s “Most Unusual Claim of the Month” by Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI). Upon approaching the smoldering apartment, all Courtney could think about was…
  • USA Edges Belgium in FIFA World Cup™ Pet Name Competition

    admin
    30 Jun 2014 | 11:07 am
    On Tuesday, July 1st, the United States Men’s National Soccer team will go head-to-head with the men from Belgium in a battle to advance in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. VPI searched through its database of more than 500,000 insured pets to determine which squad has the best chance to come out victorious based on pet name popularity. Here is a full breakdown of the results: 2014 FIFA World Cup ™ Belgium Advantage United States Pets Named After Belgium USA Pets Named After Popular Food:“Waffle” 21 3 Popular Food:“Hot Dog” Star Player:“Axel” Witsel 146 85…
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  • Every Dog Needs To Be Trained!

    MinervaW
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:15 am
    You may want an indoor dog, but he is making it almost impossible. Properly training your dog can help prevent accidents inside and destructive behaviors. The piece that follows will explain how best to train a dog to live indoors. A number of repetitions will be necessary before your dog will be able to master a new command. It isn’t uncommon for 25-50 repetitions of this same command to beRelated Posts:Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Puppy TrainingTraining Your Dog To Be A Great CompanionCanine Training Will Help You And Your Dog!Dogs Don’t Know The Rules, So We Need To…
  • Helping Your Dog To Realize His Potential

    MinervaW
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:28 am
    Engaging in proper canine training can result in a happy, peaceful home for you as well as the dog. Try some of the ideas you will read here. Keep reading for advice on training your dog. When you are working on crate training with your dog or puppy small steps is what works best for them to get used to it. Allow them to feel comfortable in their crate byRelated Posts:Small Goals To Set Up Your Dog For SuccessTraining Your Dog Has Never Been This Simple BeforeEasy Methods To Help Train Your DogLearn How To Train Your Dog The Proper WayTry These Ideas To Train Your New Dog
  • Disobedient Dog? Try These Tips Out!

    MinervaW
    14 Sep 2014 | 1:57 am
    Bringing a new dog or puppy into the home is a time of excitement and joy. Unfortunately, a few weeks later you’ll be wondering what you just got yourself into. When you’re cleaning up piles of poop, you may regret your decision. You can bring back that joy you felt at the beginning by teaching your new dog how to behave. The below article will provide some excellent puppy trainingRelated Posts:Awesome Training Your Dog Tips From The Professionals!Check Out These Tips About Puppy TrainingLearn How To Make Your Dog Do What You Want The First TimeWant Your Dog To Be Better Trained?
  • So Many Tricks To Teach Your Dog

    MinervaW
    13 Sep 2014 | 1:08 am
    A trained dog generally means a well-behaved dog to a knowledgeable dog owner. From the basic obedience to the advanced training techniques coupled with adequate instruction and socialization, your dog can become better behaved, while feeling happy and safe. Here is some advice on how successfully train your dog and find a trainer. If you are attempting to crate train your dog, remember that it is a multi-step process. OnceRelated Posts:Training Your Dog Is PossibleThe Right Age For Training Your New Puppy.Canine Training Ideas That Anyone Can UseTame Rover With Some Helpful HintsGet Fido Or…
  • How To Train Dogs The Easy Way

    MinervaW
    13 Sep 2014 | 1:07 am
    Are you completely lost when it comes to canine training? Perhaps you already own a dog but are put off by his unpleasant behaviors and habits. Well then, you’ve come to the right place! Read this article to discover some simple and easy tips to help train your dog to be your very best friend. Looks at it from your dog’s point-of-view. Frustration can be easily acquired if the dogRelated Posts:Confused By Training Your Dog? Get Help Here!Training A Dog Can Be Simple Once You Know What You’reThe Do’s And Don’ts Of Proper Dog TrainingThe Best Person In The World To…
 
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  • Why Being Angry at your Older Dog is Normal

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

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

    Guest Blogger
    2 Jun 2014 | 12:40 pm
    One of the biggest causes of pet abandonment is due to relocation and not being able to find pet-friendly housing.  It’s a stressful time for pet owners and they are sometimes put in that tough position of having to get rid of a pet. However, with enough planning, people can find not only dog-friendly housing, […]
  • The Best Treat Pouch in the World

    Kevin Myers
    28 May 2014 | 6:50 pm
    Treat pouches are not ancillary, they are a necessity when training your dog. However, finding one that is up to snuff has always been a bit bothersome for me. I like the clip-on kind with an easily washable pocket, yet finding one that is well made, well designed, and worth the money has not been easy. […]
  • Brachycephalic Dogs – Popular Breeds – Nutrition – Health Problems

    Catherine Daniels
    4 Mar 2014 | 2:00 am
    To someone who does not know much about dogs and different types of dogs, the term brachycephalic probably sounds scary or daunting, like the name of some disease or something. And you might think that the term brachycephalic dogs means that there is something wrong with these particular breeds. However, this is not the case. […]
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  • Moving Portraits of the Search and Rescue Dogs that served during 9/11

    Peter
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:28 am
    Immediately following the attacks of 9/11, nearly 100 trained search dogs and their handlers, enlisted from 18 U.S. states, were deployed to join the rescue efforts at the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. The dogs worked tirelessly around the clock alongside firemen and other teams, sorting through the debris in search of survivors. A decade later, Dutch photographer Charlotte Dumas located 15 of the dogs who took part in the rescue operations and photographed them in their homes with their handlers. The result is a moving series of portraits of a very…
  • The Great Irish Dog Walk 2014

    Peter
    11 Sep 2014 | 3:55 am
    This year’s Great Irish Dog Walk promises to be a fun filled 3km walk and doggie themed festival. Attractions include the Wetnose Studio Photo Booth, dog training and agility by King of Paws Training Academy, dog grooming by the DSPCA Pet Spa & Hotel, and much more! They are also planning a Guinness World Record Attempt for the Largest Dog Obedience Training Lesson. The current record is 390 which is held currently in Madrid. The event is open to all dog owners and people who love animals and wish to enjoy a fun day out, while supporting the lifesaving work of the DSPCA.  …
  • Paws in the Park 2014 – 28th to 29th June

    Peter
    4 Apr 2014 | 8:31 am
    Paws in the Park is Ireland’s newest Dog Event taking place on Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th June at the home of the Irish Kennel Club, National Show Centre Cloughran, Co. Dublin. The show will comprise of lots of entertainment for all the family and especially interactive activities for visitors and their dogs with plenty of pooch-focused activities and competitions on the day and you can relax with your pup on one of the Paws in the Park many dog friendly cafes & food outlets.
  • Bringing your dog into Ireland

    Peter
    4 Apr 2014 | 2:03 am
    What are the rules for bringing pets into Ireland from member EU states (except the UK)? If you want to import a dog or cat into Ireland from any EU member state, except for the UK, the pet must have an EU Pet Passport, (this document is the same throughout the EU). The Passport certifies that: The pet is travelling from an eligible country. The pet is identified by an implanted microchip. The pet has been successfully blood-tested for rabies anti-bodies at least six months before entry. The pet has been vaccinated against rabies. The pet has been treated for tick and tapeworm. The pet must…
  • Dogs and National Parks

    Peter
    15 Mar 2014 | 3:25 am
    With tens of thousands of hectares of spectacular  scenery, Ireland’s National Parks offer walkers a real sense of being in the wilderness. The National Parks offer an open access policy allowing visitors to explore freely on foot. Which means it’s important for dog owners to act responsibly. If you plan on taking your dog with you into any of Ireland’s National Parks, it’s important to bear in mind the following four points: 1. Is Your Dog Under Control? Always carry a lead when walking with your dog in the National Park. Ireland’s National Parks are full of…
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  • Spotlight On: Bomb-Sniffing Dogs

    Jillian Blume
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Pets Adviser - Explosive detection dogs are on an unbelievably important mission. Find out how they are trained and which breeds are top candidates for jobs like this.
  • 4 Tips for Surviving Moving Day When You Have a Cat

    T.J. Banks
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Pets Adviser - Sure, moving with a cat can be a challenge for you — but it's no picnic for the cat, either. Here are some important things to consider before the big move.
  • Elbow Dysplasia in Dogs – Is Surgery a Must?

    Dr. Pippa Elliott, BVMS, MRCVS
    14 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Pets Adviser - Elbow dysplasia in dogs is caused by faulty coding in the genes controlling the bone growth of the elbow.
  • Breed Profile: Bergamasco

    Kristine Lacoste
    13 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Pets Adviser - Another dog with a coat like a mop, the Bergamasco is an independent thinker who loves children and is great for allergy sufferers.
  • When Your Pet Has Red Eye

    Dr. Pippa Elliott, BVMS, MRCVS
    12 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Pets Adviser - Several conditions, including glaucoma or episcleritis, can present themselves as red eye in dogs and cats.
 
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  • #GetHealthyHappy With the Best Dog or Cat Food for Your Pet

    Lorie Huston, DVM
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:46 am
    There are many things you can do to help keep your pet healthy and happy. At the top of that list is providing the best dog or cat food for your pet. After all, there’s a reason they say you are what you eat. One of my females, Midge. It’s important to remember that the healthiest dog or cat food for your pet will depend on your pet’s unique individual needs. There is no one food that is best for all pets. The best place to start in choosing the best dog or cat food for your pet’s health needs is by figuring out what your pet’s unique nutritional needs are. Your…
  • Working to Understand Cancer and Other Diseases in Dogs

    Lorie Huston, DVM
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:57 am
    Today, I’d like to share some information with you from the Morris Animal Foundation about their ground-breaking and important study following the health and well-being of the 1,900 Golden Retrievers participating in their Golden Retriever Lifetime Study. The study seeks to understand what factors influence disease in these dogs, and why some develop certain diseases and others do not. I’ll let Morris Animal Foundation take it from here. Here’s what they have to say. 1900 Golden Retrievers are currently participating in the Morris Animal Foundation Golden Retriever Lifetime…
  • Should I Spay/Neuter My Pet?

    Lorie Huston, DVM
    9 Sep 2014 | 11:34 am
    Should I spay my female pet or neuter my male dog or cat? It’s a question I hear in my veterinary office every day. Some people have concerns about how safe the surgery is for their pet. Others have concerns about the cost. Still others have heard some of the old myths surrounding the procedures and wonder if they’re true. Myths such as your female should have at least one litter before being spayed still circulate, though that’s all it is; a myth. There’s no truth to the notion. Should you spay or neuter your pet? In most cases, the answer is yes. Photo credit:…
  • How to Keep Your Dog Lean and Prevent Obesity

    Lorie Huston, DVM
    7 Sep 2014 | 8:42 pm
    Approximately 55% of pets are overweight, according to The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention. If a dog becomes overweight, it is stressful on its joints which can lead to additional health problems such as heart disease, high blood pressure and a decreased life expectancy. Photo credit: DepositPhotos.com/ljsphotography To help prevent pet obesity, Heidi Ganahl, CEO and Founder of Camp Bow Wow, the nation’s largest pet care franchise, has created a series of useful tips to help keep your dog at a healthy weight, included below. Signs to Indicate Your Pet is Overweight Pet tires…
  • How Important Is a Blood and Urine Screen for Your Pet?

    Lorie Huston, DVM
    6 Sep 2014 | 7:04 pm
    Doing a blood and urine screen for your dog or cat can raise your veterinary bill somewhat. However, a recent report definitively identifies the importance of doing these blood and urine screens. Does your pet really need that blood screen?Photo courtesy of DepositPhotos.com/alexraths The study, performed by Zoetis, found that “During a 5.5-year period, Zoetis identified 26 percent of 1,197 apparently healthy cats as having abnormal laboratory test results that could be indicative of underlying renal disease, hepatic disease, inflammation or infection, hyperthyroidism, or…
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  • Socializing Your Parrot Into A Social Butterfly

    diane
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:03 am
    Hey, I wanna go out and play, too! The Social Life Of Parrots For most animals, being social just comes natural due to their nature and the amount of love and affection they receive starting when they are babies. Parrots are no different, only, that socialization needs to be fostered and maintained. It’s hard to […] The post Socializing Your Parrot Into A Social Butterfly appeared first on Blog.birdsupplies.com. Related posts: Help! Parrot Chewing Furniture Problem 30 Fun Things To Do With Your Parrot Birds Eye View on Parrots Emotions
  • 6 Things I Learned From My Parrot

    diane
    13 Sep 2014 | 6:02 pm
    We all tend to drown in life from time to time. The daily grind. Work responsibilities. Home responsibilities. The stress of it all gets boring and demanding. Remember when life used to be an adventure? What happened to those days? Well, look to your parrot for how to find happiness. That’s why we love parrots and […] The post 6 Things I Learned From My Parrot appeared first on Blog.birdsupplies.com. Related posts: 30 Fun Things To Do With Your Parrot Cool Summer Parrot Treats What Do You Know About Parrot Instincts?
  • 5 Weird Things Parrots Chew

    Diane Burroughs
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:07 pm
    Parrots are amazing animals and even greater pets. However when it comes to playing around, my birds chew everything. All birds do.  It’s just in their nature. My parrots are a slightly sneaky and incredibly inquisitive. I love them dearly however if I wouldn’t have purchased bird toys for my parrots, I am afraid they’d […] The post 5 Weird Things Parrots Chew appeared first on Blog.birdsupplies.com. Related posts: Help! Parrot Chewing Furniture Problem Best New African Grey Toys for 2013 Chronicles of Peachy: Accomodating Peachy’s Instinctual Needs
  • How to Read Pet Bird Food Labels

    Diane Burroughs
    8 Sep 2014 | 10:44 am
    It can be difficult trying to figure out which pet food is right for each pet. This is especially so with birds, since the all bird seed diet or mostly bird seed diet was recently found to actually be extremely unhealthy for them, causing malnutrition and eventually death. Knowing how to read pet food labels […] The post How to Read Pet Bird Food Labels appeared first on Blog.birdsupplies.com. Related posts: Nutrigreen All Natural Moringa Leaf for Parrots Sprouting for Parrots: Organic Bird Sprouts The Amazing Ways Bird Vitamins Boost a Bird’s Health
  • Parrots Going Back To School

    diane
    7 Sep 2014 | 10:50 am
    This slideshow customized with Smilebox  Top 4 Tips For Back To School Season Your Parrot Has More Alone Time. Fill the toy box so your bird can entertain itself during the day when kids are at school and Mom & Dad are at work.  Browse Bird Toys here. Plan Your Morning Routine For Kids & Parrot […] The post Parrots Going Back To School appeared first on Blog.birdsupplies.com. Related posts: 30 Fun Things To Do With Your Parrot 3 Tips For Helping Your Bird Sleep How I Manage Peachy’s Hormonal Behavior
 
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  • #GetHealthyHappy With the Best Dog or Cat Food for Your Pet

    Lorie Huston, DVM
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:46 am
    There are many things you can do to help keep your pet healthy and happy. At the top of that list is providing the best dog or cat food for your pet. After all, there’s a reason they say you are what you eat. One of my females, Midge. It’s important to remember that the healthiest dog or cat food for your pet will depend on your pet’s unique individual needs. There is no one food that is best for all pets. The best place to start in choosing the best dog or cat food for your pet’s health needs is by figuring out what your pet’s unique nutritional needs are. Your…
  • Working to Understand Cancer and Other Diseases in Dogs

    Lorie Huston, DVM
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:57 am
    Today, I’d like to share some information with you from the Morris Animal Foundation about their ground-breaking and important study following the health and well-being of the 1,900 Golden Retrievers participating in their Golden Retriever Lifetime Study. The study seeks to understand what factors influence disease in these dogs, and why some develop certain diseases and others do not. I’ll let Morris Animal Foundation take it from here. Here’s what they have to say. 1900 Golden Retrievers are currently participating in the Morris Animal Foundation Golden Retriever Lifetime…
  • Should I Spay/Neuter My Pet?

    Lorie Huston, DVM
    9 Sep 2014 | 11:34 am
    Should I spay my female pet or neuter my male dog or cat? It’s a question I hear in my veterinary office every day. Some people have concerns about how safe the surgery is for their pet. Others have concerns about the cost. Still others have heard some of the old myths surrounding the procedures and wonder if they’re true. Myths such as your female should have at least one litter before being spayed still circulate, though that’s all it is; a myth. There’s no truth to the notion. Should you spay or neuter your pet? In most cases, the answer is yes. Photo credit:…
  • How to Keep Your Dog Lean and Prevent Obesity

    Lorie Huston, DVM
    7 Sep 2014 | 8:42 pm
    Approximately 55% of pets are overweight, according to The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention. If a dog becomes overweight, it is stressful on its joints which can lead to additional health problems such as heart disease, high blood pressure and a decreased life expectancy. Photo credit: DepositPhotos.com/ljsphotography To help prevent pet obesity, Heidi Ganahl, CEO and Founder of Camp Bow Wow, the nation’s largest pet care franchise, has created a series of useful tips to help keep your dog at a healthy weight, included below. Signs to Indicate Your Pet is Overweight Pet tires…
  • How Important Is a Blood and Urine Screen for Your Pet?

    Lorie Huston, DVM
    6 Sep 2014 | 7:04 pm
    Doing a blood and urine screen for your dog or cat can raise your veterinary bill somewhat. However, a recent report definitively identifies the importance of doing these blood and urine screens. Does your pet really need that blood screen?Photo courtesy of DepositPhotos.com/alexraths The study, performed by Zoetis, found that “During a 5.5-year period, Zoetis identified 26 percent of 1,197 apparently healthy cats as having abnormal laboratory test results that could be indicative of underlying renal disease, hepatic disease, inflammation or infection, hyperthyroidism, or…
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  • How to win friends and influence people

    Sharon
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:35 pm
    When you live in a big city like San Francisco, with a big old dog like we do, it's been a mission of ours to win over our neighbors. We want them to know that we care about them and the neighborhood. Dale Carnegie writes, “Actions speak louder than words, and a smile says, ‘I like you. You make me happy. I am glad to see you.” For a senior dog, or really any dog, based on our experience, we have a few ideas on how they might positively influence neighbors. We came up with four ways to turn the dial [...] How can a dog win friends and positively influence people? Here are four ways…
  • Go baby! Go! Crawling dogs vs. adorable crawling baby!

    Sharon
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Having my own Shepherd-Husky dog, this viral video of crawling Huskies had me chuckling (or are they Malamutes?). Why? Because I've seen how good she is at crawling like a baby, towards a treat two inches from her snout. Silly puppy. Post by 92.9.Not only do the dogs in this video play the perfect wingmen for this little baby learning to crawl, but if they're "racing" doesn't it look like they WANT the baby to win?Related articlesThanks to rescuers happy future for adopted Montana malamute dogsProduct Review | Plato's Farmer's Market Dog Treats
  • Special Sidewalk Sale Tomorrow Benefits Muttville Senior Dogs!!

    Sharon
    10 Sep 2014 | 3:13 pm
    Love a good bargain? Swoon over sweet senior dogs? Need cute dog stuff for fall? It's your lucky day if you live in or near San Francisco! If you don't, that's okay too. Scroll down for special online info!   THURSDAY, 10am-2pm P.L.A.Y. Pet Lifestyle And You is having a sidewalk sale and a percentage of sales will go to Muttville Senior Dog Rescue. 246 Second St in San Francisco. Adopt a Muttville dog and get a free bed too! Pssst! Bonus! If you don't live in the area, use the MUTTVILLE promo code all September long and 50% of your online purchase value will go to help…
 
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  • Owner Holds the Ability to Help Her Pup Walk Again

    Kathryn
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    We rescued our pug mix, Punkie, when she was just a one year old. She appeared healthy, but we bought a Trupanion policy just to be on the safe side. Seven months later, we woke to find that she was Read More
  • Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Cat ate gravel

    Stacy
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Vanessa 14-year-old cat made a recent veterinary visit because she ate some gravel and was vomiting. The poor kitty was hospitalized for a whole week receiving care. Her veterinary care included fluids, diagnostic tests, radiology, and medication. When a pet Read More
  • Trupanion Reviews – 9/12

    Stacy
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    thank you guys for your great customer service, Trupanion truly cares for their customers and their little loved pets, again thank you -Yasar S. Thank you Trupanion for helping out with Yancy’s TPLO surgery. Within an hour of the diagnosis we had Read More
  • Remembering Takara: Compassionate Care Through the End

    Kathryn
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Thanks to Trupanion and our veterinarian we were able to take the best loving and financial care of our sweet Rottweiler, Takara and recover 90% of our costs as well. It is a wonderful company. They work hand-in-hand with the Read More
  • A Mystery Illness Strikes

    Kathryn
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Lottie was 6 months old when we found her sick one Sunday morning. She woke us up earlier than usual, whimpering in another room. She had vomited and was curled up on the floor, unwilling to move. She wouldn’t eat, Read More
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  • 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…
  • Taking Refuge – Willow Street Pictures Exhibit

    Rebecca Braglio
    13 Sep 2014 | 5:24 pm
    On Saturday, September 27th, join local photographer Willow Street Pictures for their exhibit “Taking Refuge“ to benefit the Morris Animal Refuge. The event will be held at the Works on Paper, located at 1611 Walnut Street in Philadelphia, from 6:00  pm to 10:00 pm. Complimentary cocktails & hors d’ oeuvres will be provided. I had the pleasure to meet the team at Willow Street Pictures way back in 2009, when ThePhillyDog.com first launched, and have enjoyed seeing their amazing work all around the Philly area. Each year the creative team at Willow Street…
  • my canine kids PRECISION FIT harness review & giveaway

    Rebecca Braglio
    16 Aug 2014 | 9:20 am
    When my canine kids, Inc. offered me the chance to test out their new PRECISION FIT™ harness for free, I jumped at the chance. With all of Dash’s recent weight loss, he was in desperate need of a new harness. Since he has a collapsing trachea and pulls on the leash when he sees another dog (or person), I prefer to use a harness on him. While I was satisfied with the previous harness I had bought, I was looking for something better, more affordable, and softer. The PRECISION FIT ™ harness looked like it would be the perfect replacement. PRECISION FIT ™ Review The Precision…
  • ThePhillyDog chats with Mary Moss-Coane

    Rebecca Braglio
    10 Aug 2014 | 7:08 am
    Dog parks are popping up all over the country.  In the Philadelphia area, there are dozens of places where you can let your dog off leash to run and play with the other pooches.  But if you’ve ever been to a dog park, you’ve probably noticed that there’s a strange subculture that exists inside the fences. Today, an hour on the characters and culture of dog parks. We begin with a look at the parks in our region with REBECCA BRAGLIO, founder of ThePhillyDog.com blog.  Then, Boston Globe TV critic and first time dog ownerMATTHEW GILBERTtells Marty about his introduction to park life…
  • Yappy Hour for QVK9 August 19th

    Rebecca Braglio
    6 Aug 2014 | 4:08 am
    It’s summer and it’s time to have a Yappy Hour! What’s a Yappy Hour, you ask? Why, only the best way to celebrate the season – with a cocktail and your dog! Yappy Hours are just regular old “happy hours” with the bonus of being dog-friendly and helping to raise some money for an organization in need.  On August 19th, there will be a Yappy Hour for QVK9 at Kennett Restaurant.  Bring your dog, kick back, and relax with your Queen Village neighbors, and enjoy the shaded outdoor seating with some ice cold drinks and delicious food specials! QVK9 is a…
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  • Paws Up for Newman's Own Organics New Zealand Lamb and Barley Dog Treats from Chewy.com | #TastyTuesday

    15 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    My dogs love it when UPS pulls down our lane.  Not only does it give Jeffie yet another chance to scare that guy in brown, but the dogs are always quite sure the delivery is for them.  Of course, it isn't, but at this point I sometimes wonder if they recognize a certain kind of box.The ones from Chewy.com, of course! This particular Chewy.com box contained a package of Newman's Own Organics New Zealand Lamb and Barley Dog Treats.These are organic hand-crafted ranch style dog treats featuring New Zealand organic lamb or organic beef. The treats, baked in small batches, carry the USDA…
  • Adopt Butler a Senior Lab Pit Bull Mix Dog in Kansas City

    13 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    This handsome fellow is Butler.  He's a mostly Labrador Retriever mixed breed dog currently calling Wayside Waifs animal shelter home where staff believe there might be some Pit Bull Terrier, too.  Regardless of the breeds, Butler is a sweet boy who needs a forever home.  At over 7 year old, Butler is a senior dog, but he still has a lot of living to do.Here's his adoption message:Hello there, I'm Butler! I am a happy, sweet, loving dog, just searching for a brand new home to call my own. I hope maybe you will be my new family. I hope we will find each other and celebrate many…
  • The Dog Song by Billy Charne | Dog Song Saturday

    12 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Our song for today's Dog Song Saturday is a mournful country ballad by Billy Charne.  The Dog Song is from his 1972 album Billy Charne.  Folk rock singer songwriter William Chernoff recorded this album as "Billy Charne" for the Sussex Label.  In The Dog Song he laments the life and death of his dog.Sit. Stay. Relax and enjoy The Dog Song by Billy Charne.  Then fetch some more dog songs at Talking Dogs.  You'll be surprised how many barking good original songs about dogs and music videos we've collected over the years.
  • Travels with Casey by Benoit Denizet-Lewis | Book Review

    10 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    One of my favorite animal rescue organizations is Stray Rescue of St Louis.  In late July, I wrote about the Dream at Dreamfund to benefit Stray Rescue which was set up by Benoit Denizet-Lewis, author of the book Travels with Casey.  When Benoit's publishers at Simon and Schuster saw my tweets, they offered me a copy of the book. Since I knew there would be no actual traveling for me this summer, I was delighted to take them up on their offer.  I figured it would be fun to vicariously travel the US with Benoit and his yellow Lab. New York Times Magazine writer Benoit…
  • Rudy Wonders | Wordless Wednesday

    9 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Rudy wonders if Rosie or Jeffie have better dog toys.
 
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  • Adorable Male French Bulldog Cross-Includes a Kit

    16 Sep 2014 | 11:55 am
    The mother is a Border Terrier (tan in color) and the father is a French Bulldog. We have 1 puppy available: 1 male. The mother is about 25lbs and the father is 25lbs. . The have dew claws doc. The puppies tails are doc like a French Bulldog. They do not have registration papers. The puppies do come with shot and vet records. They were born May 27, 2014. They were raised around kids. If your looking for the perfect puppy for your kids. this would be a fit. They love to play. Shots, worming and a free well checkup is included. Also 10 day guarantee if anything goes wrong a 1 year guarantee for…
  • Maltese Puppies

    16 Sep 2014 | 8:43 am
    Beautiful small Maltese, home raised, well cared for. Only 300.00 down to secure a puppy! Wormed, vaccinated, registered. Puppies available now but they go quick so call 804-519-2986 to get yours! My little babies are birthed by my own hands and watched over very carefully until I released them to you. I have many repeat customers and I also get lots of referrals. Call, text or email me to get your own little beautiful baby-804-519-2986!
  • Maltese

    16 Sep 2014 | 8:43 am
    Beautiful small maltese, home raised, well cared for. Summer special-Only 300.00 down to secure a puppy! Morkie puppies too! Wormed, vaccinated, registered. My little babies are birthed by my own hands and watched over very carefully until I released them to you. I've had several repeat customers and I also get lots of referrals. Call, text or email me to get your own little beautiful baby-804-519-2986 !
  • Morkie Puppies

    16 Sep 2014 | 8:42 am
    Beautiful small morkies, home raised and well cared for. Tax season special-only 300.00 down to hold a puppy!! Great gift for the family! Wormed, vaccinated, registered. These tiny precious babies will go quickly so call asap-804-519-2986. Beautiful small maltese, home raised and well cared for. Tax season special-only 300.00 down to hold a puppy!! Great gift for the family! Wormed, vaccinated, registered. These tiny precious babies will go quickly so call asap-804-519-2986.
  • Buy 1 Puppy, Get 2nd 50 Off!

    16 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    This puppy is very cute and I have already started to house train. BUY 1 PUPPY GET 2ND FOR HALF PRICE OFF. PUPPIES DO BETTER TOGETHER...... WWW.TEACUPPUPPIESSTORE.COM Super gorgeous puppies - 954-353-7864 TO SEE SOME OF THE SMALLEST PUPPIES IN THE WORLD When you buy one of my puppies I am here to help you after the sale. If you have any questions I will guide you because I take customer service and puppies very serious and it's my #1 priority. Please visit my website www.teacuppuppiesstore.com to see more pictures and information. 954-353-7864 - If you want a tiny puppy that is healthy and…
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    Petplan USA Blog

  • can your ipad make your cat healthier?

    16 Sep 2014 | 1:27 am
    In this digital world of smart phones and tablets, you can’t throw a rock without hitting a new app. In fact, there is probably even an app that lets you simulate rock throwing, so that you don’t actually have to throw the rock yourself.   There are hundreds of pet-centric apps for pet owners: apps that tell you where the closest dog park is, apps that track your dog’s every movement (handy if he’s prone to jump the fence), apps to arrange a doggy play date and even apps to organize your pet’s veterinary appointments.   But for those of you with…
  • giving your pet a vet-recommended supplement? read this first!

    15 Sep 2014 | 4:35 am
    Even if your pet is the picture of health, your vet may recommend nutritional supplements to bolster your pet’s good health. Supplements and nutraceuticals are especially helpful for pets who suffer from specific ailments, as well, like arthritis, liver disease and chronic skin disease.   I know, I know—it’s hard enough to remember to take your own vitamins and supplements each day, so how can you possibly be expected to remember your pet’s as well? Our lives are busy, and while most of us consider our pets to be family members, that doesn’t always mean we…
  • does your dog have a behavior issue? find out if you should see a trainer or behavior specialist

    10 Sep 2014 | 8:10 am
    In the course of any dog’s life, little (or big) behavior hiccups are bound to happen. Whether it’s a problem with crate training, chewing, aggression or just a lapse in social graces, problems like these are best nipped in the bud. But who is the best person for the job?   There are two main avenues available: dog trainers and animal behavior specialists. The best choice for your pet will depend on his or her specific problem. The very best place to start is at your regular veterinarian’s office. There, you can fill your vet in on the problem at hand and get her advice…
  • thinking about rescuing a pet? find out if you have what it takes

    9 Sep 2014 | 8:45 am
    Do you have what it takes to rescue a pet?   From guinea pigs to bearded dragons to cats, all my pets are rescued. First came Skate, who was terrified of his own shadow and who had survived by scavenging for fast food scraps. Then Pilchard, one of seven kittens found in a bag hanging from the door of a bottle shop. And next came Widget, a stray left on the streets when her family moved. And finally Gravos, the bearded dragon, who was kept in an outside cupboard for 18 months with nothing to look at and no mental stimulation.   For me, rescuing is a no brainer. I can't imagine a home…
  • does your pet shed like crazy? it could be a sign of trouble

    5 Sep 2014 | 7:42 am
    If there’s one question I get asked more than any other, it has got to be “Doc, what can I do about Fluffy’s shedding? There is hair everywhere!!”   Yes, shedding, it seems, is the bane of every pet owner in the country.. Of course, shedding is completely natural—it’s the body’s way of getting rid of dead hair. We do it, too, though it’s a little less obvious because we have less hair to lose.   Some breeds shed more than others. Typically, it is the short haired breeds like Labradors that have their owners knee deep in fur…
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    Your Old Dog

  • Chamomile for Dogs and How To Safely Use It

    janie knetzer
    12 Sep 2014 | 11:15 pm
    Our ongoing series on herbal remedies for dogs continues with this look at chamomile.  Chamomile comes from the Asteraceae family, which is a large group of flowering plants commonly referred to as the daisy or aster. The name for chamomile actually comes from the Greek term for “earth apple.” There are a few different types […]
  • Is Trifexis Really Safe for Dogs and Cats?

    janie knetzer
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:29 pm
    In or around November of 2013, a news report in Atlanta revealed that the tick and flea preventative drug Trifexis was linked to dog deaths. Soon, groups on social media sprouted up claiming a link between the drug and more dog deaths. Before long, it had been linked to over 700 dog deaths thanks to […]
  • Cayenne for Dogs and How To Use it Safely

    janie knetzer
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:33 pm
    Our ongoing series on herbs for dogs comes with this look at cayenne. Cayenne is actually from the nightshade family and is most commonly associated with the spicy cayenne pepper, which itself is named after the city of the same name in French Guiana. There are dozens of varieties of these hot peppers, but they […]
  • Steroids for Dogs: The Negative Effects

    janie knetzer
    21 Jun 2014 | 9:27 am
    Steroids are among the most commonly prescribed conventional treatment for dogs with inflammation, but the negative effects of steroids in dogs are often left on the sidelines. In this article, we’ll present a balanced point of view that takes these adverse aspects into account with regards to choosing how to treat your dog’s pain or […]
  • Dogs and Sugar: Why You Should Avoid It

    janie knetzer
    29 May 2014 | 6:43 pm
    The list of foods you should avoid giving to your four-legged friend can seem as long as the list of foods you should and determining the difference between the two can be a confusing maze. I thought I’d zero in on at least one problem food and hope to clear up some confusion. I’m talking […]
 
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    Fidose of Reality

  • Dogs Set to Rock Red Carpet For Gala Affair

    Carol Bryant
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:58 pm
    What do 70 dogs, two cats, and three ferrets have in common? On Saturday, September 20, 2014, these chic pets will join 120 glammed-out pet parents to rock the red carpet for Wigglebutts in need. Wigglebutt Warriors, the fundraising arm of Fidose of Reality, is proud to host the sold-out Wigglebutts Go Hollywoof Weekend in northern Virginia. Guests will be treated to an evening of glamour and upscale pet-friendly fun centered on the entire “Hollywoof”experience at Olde Towne Pet Resort in Sterling, Virginia. We love Olde Towne Pet Resort and this entire facility will be transformed into…
  • Five Dog Friendly Eastern U.S. Fall Getaways

    Carol Bryant
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:02 pm
    It’s the time of year when the falling leaves form a quilt blankets across nation’s landscape. Before the temperature plummets and snow falls, consider taking a dog friendly trip or two with your best furry friend. The eastern part of the United States has many day, weekend, and week-long fall getaways for pet parents who travel with a dog. Here then are five Fidose fall fido-friendly getaways: Inn by the Sea, Cape Elizabeth, Maine This is one of our favorite best kept secrets across the nation. Thankfully, the east coast calls Inn by the Sea her home. Maine is one of the most…
  • Dog-Inspired Jewelry That Ups the Bark

    Carol Bryant
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:20 am
    It’s time for Fidose Friday Finds! We love bling at Fidose of Reality. There’s only one thing we love more than bling and that’s affordable bling that looks high end, turns heads, and is, of course, dog-inspired. Beth Weimerskirch and Kelly Powers take dog-inspired bling to a whole new level. As founders of Harper & Hound, Beth and Kelly jokingly mused they should have coordinating collars: One for the human and a matching one for the dog. Those “coordinating collars” became jewelry that both pet parents and pets can wear. So I reached out to Harper & Hound to see about…
  • How to Stop People from Spanking Dogs

    Carol Bryant
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:27 pm
    The likelihood of being prosecuted for disciplining your animal in a humane and sensible fashion is low. Spanking dogs, however, is wrong. You could have knocked me over with a feather after I read that on the FindLaw.com website this evening. I changed the entire plan of what I intended to write tonight in favor of this very hot and very near and dear to my heart topic. I was exposed to an animal abuser when I was a child. Without going into explicit detail, it was horrific to watch, I can only imagine what the dog experienced, and looking back I know I was helpless. It doesn’t squash the…
  • Dog Anxiety Relief and Giveaway

    Carol Bryant
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:31 pm
    I make no secret that my dog fears thunder, lightning, and fireworks. I am not proud of this fact and despite all of our best attempts, nothing has been able to keep Dexter from shaking and exhibiting signs of distress when loud sounds erupt from the sky. Dog anxiety is so hard to deal with. Until now.  We decided to give The Rein Coat a try upon reading the recommendation of our pet industry friend and lifelong veterinarian, Dr. Lorie Huston. “The harness and coat together works.  It encourages dogs to produce more oxytocin and that’s one of the ways The Rein Coat works,” she says.
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    Woof Woof Mama

  • Pet Emergency and Disaster Preparedness: Free Downloads, Sticker + More #NatlPrep

    Mama
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:31 am
    September is National Preparedness Month and the perfect time to make sure you know what to do if you and your pets face a disaster or emergency. We’ve put together a short list of great resources, tools, tips and free stuff to help make sure you, your family and the fur kids are prepared and informed of what to do in any situation: Pet Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Free Resources   Free FEMA Printable: [PDF] Preparing Your Pets for Emergencies  Free ASPCA Mobile App: Download here for Apple or Android Free Pet Emergency Alert Sticker and Magnet: Request form to get yours…
  • For Small Dogs Only: BIG Sale on Super CUTE Beds and Accessories

    Mama
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:11 am
    Check out the BIG sale especially for small dogs going on over at Zulily.com this week. You’ll find all kinds of super CUTE small dog beds, plus bandanas, bow ties and other fashion accessories designed especially for little dogs. They’ve also got stairs, car console pet cushions (although we recommend dogs ONLY ride in the back seat for everyone’s safety) plus toys and treats all for small breed dogs. Everything is designed to be the perfect size for smaller dogs or puppies. You’ll save up to 50% OFF during the small dog sale, and as with all Zulily sale events, this…
  • Homemade Dog Food Recipes, Vet Tech Tales + More FREE Kindle Books About Dogs

    Mama
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:05 am
    This week’s roundup of FREE eBooks features lots of great info about caring for your dog. Perfect for anyone who has a dog, is thinking about adopting a dog, or just wants to learn more about our canine companions. Free titles change frequently and without warning, so be sure to snag these FREE eBook downloads while they are available at no cost. Kindle NOT required: You can read them on a Kindle or any tablet, PC, laptop, Smartphone or other web-enabled device using one of the free Kindle Reading Apps. In case you don’t already know how it works: Once you own the book, it’s added…
  • Spoil Your Cat for Less: Where to Find Discount Luxury Goods for Pets

    Mama
    13 Sep 2014 | 10:28 am
    Whether you have a Posh Persian or a Rambunctious Rescue, all cats love to be pampered and spoiled by their people. While living the life of luxury can get expensive — especially with 9 lives– there are some ways to find discounts and deals to help you save money while giving your cat the royal treatment they deserve. Daisy and I spend loads of time researching and writing about how to save money on pet supplies, and one of our favorite sites to recommend to readers and friends is Groupon Goods. This is a little different than the local service, restaurant and entertainment deals…
  • All You Need Is Love…And A Dog *FREE* Photo Mug ($14.99 reg)

    Mama
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:27 am
    Dog lovers, head right on over HERE and snag a FREE 11″ white ceramic photo mug when you use Shutterfly Promo Code CHEERS and order by 9/14. There are many cute design templates, but my favorite is this one that says All You Need Is LOVE…and a DOG. SO perfect! Just click on Photo Gifts and then Photo Mugs to view all your options. You can use your favorite pet or family photos and it makes a cute gift idea; or treat yourself! The free mug offer includes any 11″ white ceramic mug ($14.99 reg) or you can upgrade to the color of your choice and just pay a few dollars more.
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  • September PawPack Review

    Admin
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:50 am
    Weight does not equal Quantity or Quality! My September PawPack came packed with more treats than I expected. Initially, I was a little sad because when the humans got the PawPack from the mail, it felt a little lighter than the last time I got it. I panicked inside as my mom slowly opened the […]
  • Giant Pug Yawn

    Admin
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:44 pm
  • National Dog Day

    Admin
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:12 pm
    Happy National Dog Day everyone! I hope everyone out there has had the opportunity to give their furry friend a huge squeeze and cuddle. Even if you don’t have a dog of your own, find a way to get access to a dog. In fact, I think it’s the law.
  • Pet Safety Week

    Admin
    14 Aug 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Bunk loves his family at Banfield. They’ve been with him for the past three years and there is not a day that goes by when we are not happy and excited to have them around. As you all know, ever since Bunk was a little puppy, we have been obsessed with him (you too, blog […]
  • Unquestioned Loyalty

    Admin
    12 Aug 2014 | 9:08 pm
    We did not know Robin Williams, but he certainly appeared to love his pug, and for that we love him. For pure loyalty there is nothing like a pug. -Robin Williams We were all really sad to hear about the death of comedian Robin Williams. While Mr. Williams certainly had his struggles in life, we […]
 
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    To Dog With Love

  • Rocco's Big Birthday Bash #Giveaway! More than $500 in prizes!

    To Dog With Love
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Today, Rocco turns two! And since he's had such a terrific year, he wants to give you all the chance to win one HUGE giveaway filled with some of his favorite things.I know the list is pretty long, but all the items here are things we love and we hope you love them too! We've got it all covered -- from hydration and fitness to toys, treats, chews and grooming.Huge thanks to PetSafe, DogTread, Paw it Forward, EarthBath, Petco, Zuke’s, Best Bully Sticks, The Company of Animals and Merrick for contributing the awesome products to Rocco's Big Birthday Bash prize pack!Here's a look at the…
  • Fun and Prize Winners at #WorkLikeaDog Twitter Party

    To Dog With Love
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Rocco finds motivation to work in  Zuke's Genuine JerkyWe had a terrific time at the  #WorkLikeaDog Twitter Party last night! The Tweets were flying, the prizes were flowing and photos were fabulous!Co-hosted with our Event Barkers partners DogTipper and All Things Dog Blog, this party celebrated Zuke’s treats and the annual search with The Bark magazine  to find the country’s most dog-friendly workplaces.Is your workplace dog-friendly? You can still nominate your company or organization!The party was so much fun as everyone shared photos of…
  • Your Guide to #WorkLikeaDog Twitter Party, Sept. 14!

    To Dog With Love
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Are you ready to #WorkLikeaDog and celebrate dog-friendly workplaces?We are more than ready to get this party started! Here are all the details you need to enjoy this party to the fullest!This Sunday, September 14 is the day for the #WorkLikeaDog Twitter Party, brought to you by Zuke's, the makers of healthy and yummy USA-made treats.  There will be lots of fun and prizes, valued at more than $750 in all!And, be sure to bring and share photos of how your pups Work Like a Dog, whether it's at the office or wherever your "work" takes you.Rocco says tasty office snacks are a must while…
  • Our first AKC Agility Titles!

    To Dog With Love
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Photos by In Motion Photos Rocco zooms through the tunnel!This past weekend we competed in our first AKC trial of the season (and only the second one in Rocco's career) and we earned our titles in both Novice Standard and Novice JWW (jumpers with weaves)!It sure was hot out, so we had to be careful not to overheat and we both made sure to stay hydrated too.  We'll be glad when it starts to cool off -- maybe in a few more weeks.Rocco was a little Roc star, running his heart out and grabbing his third qualifying run in each class to earn his titles.After Novice, we move up to the Open…
  • Fido's Freebie Friday asks, "Are You Ready to #WorkLikeaDog?"

    To Dog With Love
    11 Sep 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Welcome to another edition of Fido's Freebie Friday (FFF), the weekly giveaway blog hop for all things pet!This Sunday is our next Event Barkers Twitter Party, and while the subject is #WorkLikeaDog it's sure to feel more like fun and games than work!  Along with sponsor Zuke's, and our co-hosts  DogTipper and All Things Dog Blog, we're looking forward to a fun-filled party with more than $750 in prizes!You can still RSVP for a chance to win three pre-party prizes, each valued at $70+ and filled with Zuke's goodies and a one-year subscription…
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    Petplan Blog

  • Introducing a new dog or new cat to your family home

    Petplan
    11 Sep 2014 | 3:57 am
    Introducing a new pet into your home can be a stressful experience for both the new and existing pets and, if things aren’t done properly then problems can soon arise. Patience and understanding how nerve-racking it can be for your pet can go a long way to helping things go more smoothly, but there are other things to bear in mind. Here are a few top tips that our friends at Blue Cross have helped us with to ensure a successful start… Introducing you pet to your children Even if your new dog or cat has lived with children in the past, remember it will not be used to your kids and will…
  • Celebrity Big Brother’s Judi James on pet behaviour

    Petplan
    3 Sep 2014 | 4:53 am
    There’s been no shortage of incidents in the Celebrity Big Brother house for body language expert Judi James to get stuck into this summer. However, as well as spending her time analysing the behaviour of Gary Busey, writing books and running training courses and seminars, Judi is the owner of three cats – so the study of pet body language is naturally something that interests her. She’s managed to find time to speak to Petplan about her love of animals and what she’s learnt about how to read her pets’ behaviour… “I’ve got three cats. Two half Siamese black cats, Teddy…
  • Petplan July prize draw winner: Battersea Old Windsor

    Petplan
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:12 am
    Battersea Old Windsor has been helping rehome cats and dogs for more than 30 years but, despite their huge success, they can always do with some extra help. That’s why they’re an official charity partner of Petplan and why this great charity is the deserving recipient of our £500 charity cheque for July. We caught up with Communications Officer, Melissa Clarke, to find out more about the work they do and what the money has been used for… Hi, Melissa, what does winning the £500 prize draw mean to Battersea Old Windsor? “Donations like this are vital to ensure we can keep doing the…
  • How to adopt a rescue dog

    Petplan
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:10 am
    Adopting a rescue dog can be life-changing experience for you and your new pet. However, many rescued animals will have experienced a tough start to their life and need people who will give them all the love and attention they missed out on. Because of that, any person considering rehoming one of these dogs should think long and hard before making such a big commitment. Here are some of the questions you will need to ask to get the full picture… Am I ready to adopt a rescue dog? The fact you are rehoming a rescue dog raises some considerations you may not have to think of if you were giving…
  • Hounds for Heroes update: Assistance dog bunker enters advanced training

    Petplan
    13 Aug 2014 | 4:01 am
    At Petplan we are extremely proud of our work with Hounds for Heroes – and we love catching up with them to hear all about the great work they do by providing specially trained assistance dogs to disabled men and women of the UK armed forces and emergency services. For the past year we’ve been following the progress of Bunker – one of their trainee assistance dogs – as he gets ready to become fully qualified and make a big difference to someone’s life. However, things haven’t been going quite to plan over the past couple of months, as Hounds for Heroes founder, Allen Parton,…
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    K9 Magazine

  • K9 Magazine Issue 76

    K9 Magazine
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:05 am
    Inside this edition of K9 Magazine…. Talking Point: Your Dog Might Do These Things…Now You Can Give Them a Name K9 Health: Canine Detoxing – Kick Starting Your Dog’s Digestive System Lifestyle: Interview With Layla Flaherty Sponsored Talking Point: Take the Butcher’s 10-DAY Challenge Real Life: Volunteer Dog Walker Rises to Rescue Centre Manager Talking […]K9 Magazine Issue 76 is an article from: K9 Magazine
  • Take the Butcher’s 10-Day Taste Challenge

    K9 Magazine
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    At Butcher’s Pet Care, we believe dogs will enjoy their dinner so much more when they are served one of our tasty meaty meals. We guarantee to get them licking their lips. Why? Because every dinnertime, you’ll be giving your dog a delicious meal made with fresh meat and no artificial flavourings. Each delicious Butcher’s […]Take the Butcher’s 10-Day Taste Challenge is an article from: K9 Magazine
  • Interview With Layla Flaherty

    K9 Magazine
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:11 am
    Layla Flaherty first captured our attention when she appeared on the scripted reality show ‘Desperate Scousewives’ in 2011. After a season on the show she left to pursue other career avenues with the hope of finishing a degree she’d already given four years to. Layla went on to appear in other reality shows such as […]Interview With Layla Flaherty is an article from: K9 Magazine
  • A View From Russia

    K9 Magazine
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:58 am
    Russian dogs have a hard life. There is no concept of animal welfare in Russia – no RSPCA, no legislative standards for responsible behaviour, no restrictions on breeding and sale of pets and no culture of neutering. As a result, hundreds of thousands end up in the streets dying of hunger, disease, cold, road accidents […]A View From Russia is an article from: K9 Magazine
  • How Often Should I Treat My Dog for Fleas?

    K9 Magazine
    11 Sep 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Fleas are a very common parasite of dogs and they can make life miserable for your canine companion. These little insects feed on his blood and their bite will make him itchy. They also are the intermediate host for the common tapeworm, so if your dog has fleas, he’s very likely to have tapeworms too. […]How Often Should I Treat My Dog for Fleas? is an article from: K9 Magazine
 
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    Something Wagging This Way Comes

  • What We’ll Leave Behind

    Pamela Douglas Webster
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:13 am
    Now that we have a timeline for selling the house (next spring) and using the proceeds to buy a sail boat, this whole dream thing is starting to feel real. And I’ve started to think of what we’ll be giving up when we move aboard. Missing family and friends is such a given it doesn’t […]
  • Learning From Improv: Lessons For Your Dog And You

    Pamela Douglas Webster
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:11 am
    Have you ever watched a comedy improv performance? One person starts a riff, the second performer carries it on, and soon the situation takes on a life of its own. How do they think of these things? And how do they keep it going with other people? Are they mind readers? No, not mind readers. But improv […]
  • 21 Reasons Dogs Are Better Than People

    Pamela Douglas Webster
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:54 am
    I’m a gregarious extrovert. I love people. If I spend too much time alone I get cranky. But even I know dogs are way better than people. Want to see my list? Dogs Are Better Than People Because… 1. I have never once convinced a person to do something I wanted them to by offering […]
  • The One Thing A Woman Most Needs To Learn From Her Dog

    Pamela Douglas Webster
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:31 am
    When Honey wants a snack, she drools on my leg. When she needs to go outside, she stares directly into my eyes. When she’s tired and wants to go to bed, she barks. Despite being a dog who doesn’t speak a word of English, Honey tells me exactly what she wants and needs, without hesitating or apologizing. […]
  • What Do You Do All Day? Wordless Wednesday

    Pamela Douglas Webster
    10 Sep 2014 | 4:18 am
    Some people set up cameras to see what their dog does when they’re not home. I already know. Glad to know I’m not always in her way.             Do You Look Like Your Dog? Would strangers match you with your dog by just a picture? Let’s find out. Send your […]
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    Life with Cerebellar Hypoplasia Cats

  • Remembering Shakey Puddin’ Pie and Her Endless Impact

    Amanda
    3 Sep 2014 | 6:29 pm
    People say cats have nine lives. For some that’s certainly true, but it’s really just a saying, and those nine lives are always wrapped up in one lifetime. But sometimes one life can have the impact of nine lives — if not more. That’s why I wanted to post today. There’s a special cat you need to know about. Her name was Shakey Puddin’ Pie, and I’m so sorry to share that today she passed over Rainbow Bridge. Shakey was one of the most popular and important CH cats I’ll ever have known. She was the heart — the reason — behind all of…
  • Consider Helping CH Cats via This Fundraising Opportunity

    Amanda
    8 Aug 2014 | 4:35 am
    Hi all - I wanted to share with you a fundraising opportunity my good friend Deb sent my way. As you may know, every so often, there’s a CH kitty who’s in need. Deb, with her infinite compassion, is always willing to help, but sometimes she needs our help, too. Today, I’m sharing about CH cat Bailey, who’s very ill. Recent tests showed that Bailey has feline leukemia, and his pet parents could use some help with the bills. While the fundraiser below typically goes to helping the CH kitties listed farther down this page, Deb has kindly offered to help provide some…
  • Better Safe Than Sorry with Annual Visits

    Amanda
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:28 am
    I don’t know about you, but I feel like it can be impossible to schedule doctors visits. I have one that’s been rescheduled multiple times, and I have a feeling it may get rescheduled again, too! CG and Ellie on their way to the vet. But when it comes to my kitties, I try to make sure their visits are regular. We go once a year — unless there’s an emergency or another significant issue — just to make sure things are OK. This past weekend we took them in. I say they, because we actually took in both at once, and it worked out nicely. We went in with a game plan…
  • Meet Twitch

    Amanda
    16 Jun 2014 | 5:36 am
    One thing I never tire hearing about are the stories of how a CH cat has changed someone’s life. I know exactly how you all feel — adopting our two CH cats changed my life in inconceivable ways. That’s why I love the story Kelly sent in about her and her 4-year-old moderately severe CH girl, Twitch. Just loving her has not only made Kelly more patient, but has provided opportunities for Kelly to show Twitch love by finding ways to make Twitch’s day-to-day safer, easier and more fulfilling. Learn more about them here: Does she have certain limitations?  She can’t…
  • Dealing with the Transition from Kitten to Adult

    Amanda
    12 Jun 2014 | 5:38 am
    Ellie turned 3-years-old on June 2. I love celebrating our cats’ birthdays. In fact, I love finding any reason to celebrate them. They bring so much joy to our lives, that it’s only natural I’d want them to know how much I adore them. But for some reason, this birthday was harder to take than most. For some reason, in my mind, the 3-year-old mark is the transition between kitten and adult. Yes, she may be a young adult, but I now feel odd calling her a kitten — at least when it comes to her age. Perhaps that’s because for me, Ellie is a permakitten. Not only in…
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    Dog Collar Fancy

  • Lets Talk About Bling Collar

    Dog Collar Fancy
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:03 am
    Lets Talk About Bling Collar in Velvet Let’s talk about BLING! This fabulous pet collar is made in your choice of nylon and velvet colors. Decorated with 1 row of large crystal in the center and 2 rows of our standard size crystal on the top and bottom rows. This collar may fool you as it looks like a diamond collar. So beautiful! Lets Talk About Bling Collar.
  • Christmas Wishes Bling Pet Collar

    Dog Collar Fancy
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Christmas Wishes Bling Velvet Pet Collar Christmas Wishes Bling pet collar for dogs and cats. Perfect for the holidays. Forest green nylon with emerald green velvet and decorated with clear and larger size light Siam (light red) crystals. So beautiful and sparkly. Christmas Wishes Bling Pet Collar.
  • Custom 1 inch Halloween Dog Collar

    Dog Collar Fancy
    6 Sep 2014 | 7:37 am
    Custom 1 inch wide Halloween Collar 1 inch wide Custom made Halloween dog collar for medium to large dogs. Simply choose nylon collar color and ribbon print. Nickle plated buckle and D-ring. Wanna Spice up your pet’s collar? See our “Accessories and Charms” link on the left menu to add some Bling! Custom 1 inch Halloween Dog Collar.
  • New dog collars, cat collars, leashes, harnesses, charms.

    Dog Collar Fancy
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:41 pm
    We’re getting geared up for the upcoming holidays! New Dog Collars, Cat Collars, Harnesses, Charms and more See what’s NEW at Dog Collar Fancy! From fancy dog collars, cat collars, pet harnesses, leashes, pet collar charms and hand made dog clothes, we are constantly adding new products to our line up. Keep watching this page to keep up with the latest pet bling! New dog collars, cat collars, leashes, harnesses, charms..
  • Tapered Leather Dog Collar Jeweled

    Dog Collar Fancy
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:38 pm
    Custom Tapered Leather Jeweled Pet Collar CHOOSE COLLAR AND CRYSTAL COLORS! Want more bling without the wide buckle? Here’s the perfect solution. Our hand made suede leather dog collars are tapered! 1 inch wide with a 5/8 inch wide buckle. Tapered Leather Dog Collar Jeweled.
 
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    VetDepot Blog

  • Ten Fun Facts about Dogs

    VetDepot
    12 Sep 2014 | 2:56 pm
    Dogs are not only loyal and lovable companions, they’re also fascinating creatures. Don’t miss these ten interesting canine facts! 1.) A dog’s sense of smell is at least 10,000 times more sensitive than that of a human. 2.) Dogs can only sweat through the pads of their feet. 3.) Every dog breed except the Chow has a pink tongue. Chows have a distinctive black tongue. 4.) The world’s oldest dog lived to the age of 29. 5.) Dalmatian puppies are completely white when they are born, they don’t develop their signature spots until later in life. 6.) Dogs only have about 1,700 taste buds…
  • The Four Rules of Puppy Training

    VetDepot
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Puppies are cute, cuddly, and need a whole lot of training. There’s a lot of information about puppy training out there and plenty of different methods to choose from. However you decide to go about it, always keep these four rules of puppy training in mind: 1.) Bond with your puppy: Puppies want badly to be a part of the family and crave leadership. The more time you spend with your new canine companion and closer you become, the more likely it is that your puppy will respond positively to training. 2.) Socialize your puppy: Socialization is key to training. From a young age, start…
  • A Guide to Vet Visit Etiquette

    VetDepot
    9 Sep 2014 | 10:27 am
    From yearly wellness exams, to unforeseen illnesses or injuries, visits to the veterinarian’s office are inevitable for pet owners. For the safety and comfort of pets, their owners, and the staff, it’s important to practice good vet’s office etiquette. Below are a few tips to ensure your manners are up to par: 1.) Be on time: This one can get a little difficult when you’re trying to encourage your cat into a carrier and get out the door, but if you’re late, your veterinarian will likely be late to appointments for the rest of the day. Be courteous to the vet, the staff, and the…
  • The Importance of Weight Checks for Dogs and Cats

    VetDepot
    5 Sep 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Chances are, you probably don’t think much of your pet’s weight check at the vet’s office. Your pet is just placed on a scale and the vet jots down a number, right? The truth is, the weight check is an important part of a veterinary visit and an animal’s weight can be a helpful indicator of overall health. Most vets will weigh pets on the scale in addition to visually assessing the body condition. Body condition scoring typically ranges from 1 to 9, 1 being extremely thin and 9 being obese. A body condition score of 5 represents an optimal weight. For pets that are an ideal weight,…
  • Four Household Dangers that Can Harm Your Pet!

    VetDepot
    4 Sep 2014 | 2:45 pm
    There are several everyday items lurking around homes that can be hazardous to pets if ingested. Some of these items are so common that it might be easy to forget to keep them out of reach from curious dogs and cats. Below are four common household dangers to be aware of: 1.) Pennies: Pennies contain zine, which can cause anemia, kidney, failure, and even heart failure. Ingestion of just one penny can be fatal in some cases. 2.) Batteries Chewing on a battery can lead to severe ulcers in the mouth, esophagus, and stomach. 3.) Fertilizer: If you treat your lawn with fertilizer, be sure to keep…
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    All Things Dog Blog

  • Tips: Dogs Doing the Blue Ridge

    15 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    by Carrie Boyko, CEB(c) All Things Dog BlogLinville Falls is a Short 3-Mile HikeThe All Things Dog Blog crew is fresh off a road trip along the Blue Ridge Parkway from end to end, just before the rush of visitors arrive for the Autumn colors. If you plan to head there for Fall fun, here are a few things we think you'll want to know:Yes, your dog is welcome on the Blue Ridge Parkway, while kept on a leash no longer than 6 feet long. Don't forget the poop bags :)Just because the pullover doesn't look exciting, don't skip it. There are some hidden gems on those pathways that lead to the…
  • Fido Helps With Forward Fold

    13 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    by Carrie Boyko, CEBForward Fold is not one of my favorite poses, but it IS very important to moving forward in your yoga workouts. Rather than making a complete fold your goal, I recommend using some of last week's #doga tips, adding a chair or the help of a larger dog, to ease yourself down over many days or weeks of practice. You may even try placing your hands on your knees after step 3 shown above.Since Forward Fold is one of those poses that may take a longer period of time for many to attain (me included), it's great to have a cheerleader. Encouraging your dog to join you can aid you…
  • Hitting the Road on #FidosFreebieFriday

    11 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    by Carrie Boyko, CEBThe All Things Dog Blog gang is on the road again, off to visit our boys in DC and Richmond. The RV is humming along I-75 as I write, and Oliver is napping peacefully after a walk in a cute little North Florida community. Meanwhile, Tanner opted for some quality time with his girl, choosing to hang with her at med school while we scout out Virginia and DC. Ahhh....choices are so nice. Maybe next trip we'll switch the boys up?Now let's get to today's Fido's Freebie Friday. Bloggers are invited to list below their currently open giveaways, freebies, and prizes…
  • Using Your Dog's Name in Training

    8 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Guest post by Kevin Duggan, CPDT-KAUsed with permission, Kevin DugganOne of the very first things you do when you get a new dog is pick out a name. Sometimes the name is chosen due to one of the attributes of the dog, while other times it just something fun or easy to say. From then on out, that is what the dog is referred to as.Where I’m going with this is, a dog’s name can be used for so much more than just a name.  A dog’s name can also be used as a cue for the dog to look at you. To train this you just have to practice saying the dog’s name, and then reward the dog for…
  • Our Readers Learn Gator Safety Skills and Win Prizes for their Efforts

    6 Sep 2014 | 1:28 pm
    by Carrie Boyko, CEBI always feel just a little bit better when I wrap up our annual gator safety class here at All Things Dog Blog. I'll sleep just a wee bit better knowing that you guys helped to get the word out about keeping our dogs safe when we're in areas where gators reside.Rafflecopter seems to be misbehaving a bit this afternoon, so my winner drawing is delayed. I know you are all eager to find out who gets to receive a package of treats and a gator toy for their dog. I'll update this post by adding the winners names just as soon as I am able. I'm hopeful that the problem is very…
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    VitaHound

  • Fresh Ingredients Increase Supplements Potency

    bigdog
    13 Sep 2014 | 8:53 pm
    VitaHound’s dedication to providing the highest efficacy supplement formulated to relieve a dog’s allergies has kept their supplement out of pet stores. The advantages of purchasing a probiotic supplement direct is the control over the freshness of the blend. Pet store products typically sit in distribution warehouses for months then on store shelves for additional weeks or months, this time frame may total a year or more before the product is finally purchased by the customer. The solution is to sell the product direct via the web, this allows the production to produce product…
  • Microbiome is Foundation for Dog Health

    Staff
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:42 pm
    The bacterial richness of the dog’s gut has become the leading area of focus for dog supplements, dog food and unfortunately veterinarian visits. Evidence indicates the dog’s diet is essential to their well-being and is the foundation for a majority of their health conditions, including the common development of allergies. For this reason numerous dog food brands and pet supplements are offering probiotic focused formulations. The VitaHound organization specializes in the area of canine nutrition and has developed the leading supplement formulation for a dog’s gut health. VitaHound’s…
  • Healthier Than Brushing For Your Dog’s Teeth & Gums

    bigdog
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:28 pm
    Caring for a dog’s teeth and gums is a high priority at VitaHound. Providing our customers a superior approach for their dog’s health and well-being centers on prevention. However the notion of brushing a dog’s teeth on a daily bases causes a majority of dog owners to pass and simply rely on annual cleanings from their veterinarian. With only 5 percent of owners brushing their dog’s teeth 80 percent of dogs are affected with periodontal disease. Our daily effort in researching canine oral care has uncovered a highly effective regimen in cleaning a dog’s teeth and gums without…
  • Microbiome Yields New Insights For VitaHound Research

    bigdog
    21 Jun 2014 | 7:17 pm
    A microbiome is the collection of commensal, symbiotic, and pathogenic microorganisms that literally function within the body’s various organ systems. The existence of the microbiome was not generally recognized until the late 1990s and focuses on the function of bacteria and archaea in the body. However the growing study in this new area of health science is divulging an overwhelming impact on animal health. Microbiome has been the foundation of VitaHound’s approach in canine health care. The biosynthesis of vitamins and nutrients is essential for animal health and evolves around…
  • A few dietary factors Control A Dog’s Overall Health

    Staff
    24 Dec 2013 | 9:06 pm
    A well known phenomenon known as the 80-20 rule asserts 80 percent of desired outcomes are derived from 20 percent of the group. Mathematically, the 80-20 rule is roughly followed by a power law distribution (also known as a Pareto distribution) for a particular set of parameters, and many natural phenomena have been shown empirically to exhibit such a distribution. VitaHound’s exploration of canine health bears out the Pareto principle. The modern dog owner is introducing supplements, expensive dog food, and various other health improving stuff to their dog’s life style. How ever 20…
 
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    Dog News

  • Hanging a Dog to Death Gets You £180 Fine, Not Prison or Even a Lifetime Ban

    Ryan O'Meara
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:39 am
    Two people were sentenced on September 15th at Salisbury Magistrates’ Court after previously admitting causing unnecessary suffering to a collie cross dog named Shandy by hanging him. Jon Allen (17/8/87) of Woolpack Meadows, Trowbridge pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to Shandy by hanging him. He was given a 23 week sentence suspended for 18 […]Hanging a Dog to Death Gets You £180 Fine, Not Prison or Even a Lifetime Ban is a post from: Dog News
  • Britney Spears Spent $13,000 on Two Puppies?

    Jasmine Kleine
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:27 am
    According to a recent post by celeb gossip website TMZ.com, pop star Britney Spears spent $13,000 acquiring a pair of puppies. According to new legal docs filed in her conservatorship Ms Spears bought two puppiess in 2013 that came with enormous price tags — more than $13K for both of them! The singer is reported […]Britney Spears Spent $13,000 on Two Puppies? is a post from: Dog News
  • Almost 1 in 4 Dogs Have A Social Petwork

    Ryan O'Meara
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Although cats are often thought of as ‘top dog’ in the world of social media, new research by The Co-operative Insurance reveals that dogs lead in the popularity stakes. The research uncovers that over a year the average dog owner, take an astonishing 527 pictures and selfies of their pooches, compared to cat lovers, who […]Almost 1 in 4 Dogs Have A Social Petwork is a post from: Dog News
  • Man Arrested After Dog Dies in Hot Car

    Ryan O'Meara
    7 Aug 2014 | 3:20 am
    Police have launched an investigation and arrested a man after a dog died shortly after being removed from a hot car in N1, London. Officers were called to St Helier Court, De Beauvoir Estate, after concerns were raised for a dog locked in a vehicle for an unknown period of time with no open windows […]Man Arrested After Dog Dies in Hot Car is a post from: Dog News
  • Company Offers to Blast Dead Dogs in to Space

    Jasmine Kleine
    5 Aug 2014 | 2:18 am
    A Texas firm is offering a rather, erm, unique ‘tribute’ to dearly departed dogs…by blasting their remains in to space! While a spaceflight memoriam might not be for everyone, it certainly is unique. Currently, services range from the Earth Rise (starting at $995), in which the remains are returned to the loved one after a […]Company Offers to Blast Dead Dogs in to Space is a post from: Dog News
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    Animal Friends » Blog

  • The “Manchester Dogs’ Home” Fire: And the Two Sides to Human Nature

    Dan Tiley
    12 Sep 2014 | 5:01 am
    Upon hearing the news that Manchester Dogs’ Home was set alight last night (Thursday 11th September) killing 60 dogs (at the time of writing), everyone here at Animal Friends Pet Insurance is in a state of shock. When you think that literally millions of people in the UK alone dedicate their everyday lives to helping animals in need, this just intensifies the sadness around the destruction of a charity that carries out vital work in helping the dogs of Manchester. Although a 15 year old has been arrested on suspicion Read More » The post The “Manchester Dogs’ Home”…
  • Taking a Look at Animal Heroes

    Elena Barnard
    11 Sep 2014 | 4:22 am
    Today marks thirteen years since the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Almost 3,000 people were killed and more were injured. The shockwaves affected all of us, politically and personally, and the repercussions are still visible today. While soldiers and law enforcement work hard to keep us safe they do have a little help from our animal friends. Dogs and horses have been involved in combat for hundreds of years. We only need to look to tapestries and paintings to see depictions of horses riding into battle, Read More » The post Taking a Look at Animal Heroes appeared…
  • The Badger Cull: What Do We know?

    Elena Barnard
    9 Sep 2014 | 3:55 am
    Today the badger cull was reinstated in areas of Somerset and Gloucestershire despite vociferous opposition by celebrities, the RSPCA, scientists, charities and members of the public. The government has set a target to shoot at least 316 badgers in Somerset and 615 in Gloucestershire. Marksmen involved have said that they are confident that they will meet these expectations despite failing to make their goal of 70% last year, even after up to five weeks of extensions. 1,861 badgers were killed at an approximate cost of £4,100 per badger. So why Read More » The post The Badger Cull: What…
  • Introducing ‘Animal Welfare Month’

    Dan Tiley
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:02 am
    Welcome to our ‘Animal Welfare Month’. This September we are shifting our focus to a subject that is close to any animal lover’s heart, animal welfare. This topic is something that we are very passionate about, Animal Friends Pet Insurance was actually set up to raise substantial amounts for animal welfare charities and helping animals in need is at the very core of our business. Throughout the month we’ll be featuring four brilliant animal welfare projects that are Lothian Cat Rescue, Mane Chance Sanctuary, Pup Aid and SPANA. In addition Read More » The post Introducing…
  • ‘Cat Month’ Recap and Resource Hub

    Dan Tiley
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    Throughout August we have been running ‘Cat Month’, placing all of our focus upon the delightfully mischievous animal that is the feline. We’d like to thank you all for your enthusiasm on this subject and are over the moon that you responded to the topics so well. The amount of comments received and discussions created concerning cats on our Feel Good Park Facebook page has been wonderful. Here we have a contents table of sorts that recaps the subjects we looked at; please do feel free to take a further Read More » The post ‘Cat Month’ Recap and Resource Hub appeared…
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    The Chronicles of Cardigan

  • There're Sharks in These Waters! - 5 Ways to Avoid Jumping Over Them

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

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

    Kolchak Puggle
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:50 pm
    Kolchak here. You know, Kolchak? The loveable puggle from Kol's Notes with a penchant for homemade dog treats, DIY/crafts and a secret evil plan? If you didn't catch yesterday's post from Disc Dog Mort from Dogthusiast, then you should probably check it out. Go now, it's important, I will wait. You back? Good.That fool! Kelpies are so easy to trick. Let that be a lesson to you, pups. You don't want to tangle with the superior wits (and incredible good looks) of a puggle. All I had to do was suggested to Mort that he could have more discs and he was more than happy to do my…
  • This site was hacked! Well, almost...by a Kelpie mix named Mort.

    Jen deHaan | DOGthusiast.com | StylishCanine.com
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:33 pm
    This is a guest post by Jen deHaan from DOGthusiast.comBecause the amazing author of Chronicles of Cardigan is away on vacation, I am here to tell you how this blog almost became HACKED. That’s right... hacked. So how did this almost happen? Let’s go back a bit, and I'll tell you a little story about a dog obsessed by discs who had his ultimate plan foiled by a puggle.It was a calm day, to begin with. That was until the corgis were locked up by a certain Kelpie mix called Mort. He may have had a bit of help, or used magic to get those cute bundles of fur locked up, but the point is that…
  • The Preemptive Post to Assure You Chronicles of Cardigan Has Not Been Canceled

    Elizabeth Keene
    9 Aug 2014 | 11:57 am
    Not canceled. On a two-week hiatus, beginning August 11.The writer will be on vacation. The actors (at least the two canines, who receive payment directly from me -- in the form of delicious food and occasional "business" travel to "exotic" locations, like Cardi parties and dog-friendly festivals), well, they'll be having a different sort of adventure, at home, with the family members who would rather sit at home than go on a vacation with me. [insert me being as baffled as you are ☺]Anyway, the blog is gonna be quiet for a few more consecutive days than is typical. The places I'm going are…
 
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    Animal News and Stories - PetsLady.com

  • Who Knew Animals Could Out Smart Humans?

    Ron Callari
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:39 am
    The next time you see yourself paling in comparison to those who’ve won the Nobel Peace Prize or you've failed to find a cure for cancer, bear in mind in addition to being outdone by your fellow man, you may also be outflanked by a few super animals. Some of them have innate abilities that a lot of humans need college degrees to match up.
  • Goat Detained For Armed Robbery

    Laurie Kay Olson
    13 Sep 2014 | 11:52 am
    This one has got to be filed under "strange but true." A few years ago a goat was arrested on suspicion of attempted armed robbery after two men tried to steal a Toyota 323. So how did a goat get mixed up in a caper like this? It is a wild tale full of mystery and magic -- and possibly a case of mistaken identity.
  • Kitten Rescued From Dire Situation

    Laurie Kay Olson
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:03 am
    Cats can have a way of getting into many a strange and unexpected situation. This is certainly true of one kitten in Russia that somehow managed to get itself stuck in the spring of a Toyota Land Cruiser. The poor creature traveled 50 miles before the driver, Vitaliy Bouranin, stopped for gas and noticed that his undercarriage was meowing.
  • Strange But True: A Sturgeon Petting Zoo

    Laurie Kay Olson
    10 Sep 2014 | 11:15 am
    Having a petting zoo for a fish is not the sort of thing you'd expect to find anywhere, let alone as far inland as Urbana, Ohio. It may sound strange (and it is) but true. A fish hatchery by the name of Freshwater Farms has set up a tank where several endangered White Sturgeons and several other species are kept for visitors to the hatchery to get to meet and get to know personally.
  • Dolphin Tale’s Aquarium Says NO To ‘Show Must Go On’

    Ron Callari
    7 Sep 2014 | 6:43 am
    In the literal and figurative wake of the controversy that emerged at SeaWorld, and the subsequent film “Blackfish” that documented it, it’s not surprising that the Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Florida decided to bring down the curtain on using dolphins for entertainment purposes.
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    Wag The Dog UK

  • 4 Apps to Play with Your Pooch

    Maggie
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:31 am
    Maggie As a proud parent of a beautiful dog, you might already have some apps that are geared toward your dog’s health, activity level and more. While these apps are fantastic ways to keep tabs on how many miles you and your precious pooch are walking each week or serve as reminders for when to schedule well-pet visits, there are actually apps just for playing with your dog. While your possibly color-blind dog might not be able to match three candies in a row—and considering how addictive that game can be, this is probably a good thing—he or she can definitely enjoy some apps that were…
  • Dog Saliva Licks: Love’em Or Ditch Them For Good?

    Guest Author
    3 Sep 2014 | 10:35 am
    Guest Author   Jordan Walker found out early that having pets could make you calmer and happier. Since then, he has been interested in animals generally, speaking about these at Coops And Cages and sharing other information he could find in blogs like this one. In this article, he discusses about dog saliva and if this is beneficial to humans. It tickles. It’s wet. Sometimes you like it. But at other times, you just want it to stop. Yup, dog licks are either considered likable or just plain crazy depending on a person’s mood. It’s one of the ways that pet dogs show their love to…
  • My Dog Has An Upset Stomach Info-Graphic Tips

    Maggie
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:56 am
    Maggie Sometimes when I’m out I might find something on the ground that looks tasty and I’ll gobble it down as fast as I can before even thinking if it’s bad for me. I have eaten my fair share of chicken bones, smelly moldy bread, sticky meat, horse poo, and even wood bark. Even thought my peep tries to keep an eye on me, most times she just isn’t quick enough to stop me from eating something bad. And sometimes when I do eat something bad, I get an upset stomach and feel awful for a few hours to even the whole day. When that happens my peep keeps an eye on me, checks…
  • Our Winner Of Antler Bakes & Crunchy Bakes Treats

    Maggie
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:54 am
    Maggie Ahh….WooooOoooo We have a winner in our Antler Bakes & Crunchy Bakes Treats Giveaway! Please join me in a wagging congratulations to….Howls and wags please! Janey you have something tasty coming your way! From each fantastic comment to every new wagging fan, we loved everything you had to say! But in the end, there could only be one winner to receive our Antler Bakes & Crunchy Bakes Treats gift. If you didn’t win, don’t worry — we still love you (and your dog, of course!). That’s why we’ll share great products that we love with our readers. Why not subscribe to…
  • Good Nuts & Bad Nuts For Dogs -Know Your Nut & Why

    Maggie Cooper
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:34 am
    Maggie Cooper I get asked all the time why nuts are not great for dogs. Especially considering one of my favourite treats is made with peanut butter. But all nuts are not created equal, nutty I know but you should be aware that some nuts are very dangerous for us to eat. Would it surprise you to know that “nuts and dogs” is one of the top Google search terms when it comes to pet topics? Clearly, pet owners want to know if their dogs are in danger when it comes to nuts—particularly almonds, pistachios and walnuts. So check out this little info-graph all nuts that are just not…
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    Articles at PetsLady.com

  • PetsLady's Pick: Funny Hairy Guinea Pig Of The Day

    Laurie Kay Olson
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:02 am
    I swears! All I tried to do was grow outs my bangs and boom!
  • Your Favorite Dog Isn't In The Bag, It's On Your Bag

    Kitty Devine
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:56 am
    You can show your love for your precious pooch with this stylish and designer-looking Puppy Love Satchel-Style Handbag. You can even choose from 12 different dogs to be displayed in a charm on the exterior.
  • PetsLady's Pick: Funny Group Beg Of The Day

    Laurie Kay Olson
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:46 am
    Moooom! Can we comes in? We smells meatloaf!
  • Who Knew Animals Could Out Smart Humans?

    Ron Callari
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:39 am
    The next time you see yourself paling in comparison to those who’ve won the Nobel Peace Prize or you've failed to find a cure for cancer, bear in mind in addition to being outdone by your fellow man, you may also be outflanked by a few super animals. Some of them have innate abilities that a lot of humans need college degrees to match up.
  • Keep Your Own Butterfly In A Jar Forever

    Kitty Devine
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:22 am
    There is nothing quite as magical as a butterfly with its beautiful colors and ethereal movements. Now you can capture the beauty and elegance in a jar like you might have as a kid with this cool Electronic Butterfly in a Jar.
 
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    Fetch

  • More Americans living alone and have greater number of pets

    John Davidson
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:37 pm
    The number of Americans living alone is growing and so is the number of singles who have pets, statistics show.
  • Morris Animal Foundation tells you what your cat won't about feline cancer

    John Davidson
    8 Sep 2014 | 12:52 pm
    Morris Animal Foundation has several studies exploring feline health issues, including cancer.
  • What kind of breed is this? The mystery is solved

    John Davidson
    16 Jan 2012 | 2:11 pm
    Ever since Andrea Labak got her new dog Sesame from a shelter on Oct. 23, she and her husband have wondered what breeds make up the mixed-breed canine. They decided to go online and get a DNA testing kit to find out. The results are back and Andrea, an editorial assistant at the Denver Post, […]
  • The lessons I learned from three years of writing Fetch

    John Davidson
    13 Jan 2012 | 12:38 pm
    Three years ago, I decided to write a blog about pets. I called it Fetch, because my Labrador lives for chasing a ball. I decided it would focus on Colorado people, pets and issues. In the three years since then, Fetch has taken me all over the Denver metro area - in fact, much of […]
  • Pro-pit bull group tries new strategy to overturn Denver ban

    John Davidson
    6 Jan 2012 | 11:26 am
    A drive to place an issue on the Denver ballot this November to overturn the city's pit bull ban has morphed into an international petition. The goal of the petition, according to David Edelstein of the sponsoring Team-Pit-A-Full, is to "send a message to city officials that we are not letting this (issue) go quietly […]
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    PET-Happy.com

  • How to stop your cat from biting when playing

    Signe & Maris Munkevics
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Is your cat acting too aggressively as you play with him? It’s more common that kittens and young cats bite when playing, but if the behavior is not stopped early, it may continue into adulthood, when the cute little bites of a cute little kitten become harsh and painful. In this article, you will learn how to stop a cat from biting during play sessions and in other situations. You will also find out the best way to play with your cat without being scratched. Disclaimer: This article focuses on solving a specific aggression type – play aggression in cats, which is often confused with…
  • Pros and cons of non clumping clay cat litter

    Signe & Maris Munkevics
    13 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    The first commercial cat litter, “Kitty Litter,” was made of clay, possessed great absorption abilities and was invented by American entrepreneur Ed Lowe. It WAS a revolution. Non-clumping clay cat litter, often referred as an absorbing litter, is the oldest commercial cat litter on the market. It was invented back in the late 1940s, and due to its great absorption capabilities compared to sand or ash, which were the alternatives back then, it gained in popularity quite rapidly. Currently, clay litter still takes up significant space on the shelves in pet stores all over the world.
  • How to calm down a frightened cat

    Signe & Maris Munkevics
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Do you have a fearful cat? It’s natural to be afraid—it’s what keeps us alive—but problems arise when fear is expressed too often or if your cat is scared of objects that are not life-threatening. In this article, we are going to focus mainly on how to calm a scared cat. We are also going to briefly explain how to retrain your cat to not be afraid, but we won’t go into much detail, since it’s a lengthy topic and fear may be expressed in several ways. We are going to cover it sometime in the future, but you may be interested in: How to make your cat’s vet…
  • How to turn an outdoor cat into an indoor cat in a painless way

    Signe & Maris Munkevics
    4 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Transitioning an outdoor cat to become an indoor cat is not as hard as many think. We have previously said that indoor life is much safer, but is that kind of lifestyle suitable for any cat? At some point, with all the meowing, sneaking around, and even spraying urine, it may seem your cat will never adapt to life indoors. That is not true! In this article, you are going to learn how to bring your outdoor cat inside and turn him into an exclusively indoor cat. Furthermore, you are going to learn how to do so safely and in the least painful way for you and your cat. Enrich your cat’s…
  • Do you pay attention to how much water your cat drinks?

    Signe & Maris Munkevics
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Earlier, we talked about the possible actions to take if your cat does not drink enough water, as well as how to avoid and treat dehydration in cats. A less common (but still dangerous) situation occurs when a cat begins to drink more water, but this additional drinking goes unnoticed by the cat’s owner. Do YOU know how much water your cat drinks? Do you think your cat drinks too much water? In this article, you will find possible explanations for why this happens. We also want to encourage fellow cat lovers to pay attention to their cats’ water intake habits. Possible heath…
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    Haus Of Paws Blog

  • Unleashed: Seth Casteel’s Underwater Puppies

    hausofpaws
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Since the release of Seth Casteel's photo book "Underwater Dogs" back in 2012, the adorable images of dogs paddling underwater became a new iconic symbol in the Pet World. The images... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Dog Infographic: 10 Dogs You’d Recognize in Film

    hausofpaws
    8 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    From the classics to today, you won't want to miss this informative and entertaining tribute to 10 of the most famous dogs that graced the silver screen. The post Dog Infographic: 10 Dogs... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Dogs Sashay to the Runway for NYC Shelters

    hausofpaws
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    "Doggies and Tiaras Pageant" hosted its first pageant last year in 2013 and entered it's second year in February 2014. With a total of 18-30 small dogs these canine contestants... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Stunning Images of Designer Dogs Dressed to the Nines!

    hausofpaws
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    The new trend of small dogs emerging in large cities is becoming the norm. As more services as doggie daycare, overnight dog hotels and luxury goods for pooches emerges we are also seeing a new world... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Have They Gone Over the Top? False Eyelashes for Dogs!

    hausofpaws
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    It all started when Japanese Twitter user Miomio3030 posted an image of a white Pomeranian with lashes and has garnered over 10,000 tweets. For those considering outfitting their pooch with a new set... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • Preventing secondary issues that can be caused by dental disease in the dog

    15 Sep 2014 | 4:40 am
    While we as humans tend to be fastidious about our own dental care and hygiene, few of us can honestly say that we give the same degree of attention to the dental and oral health of our beloved pooches! Very few dog owners have their dogs settled into a preventative dental care routine of brushing and cleaning, and it is certainly fair to say that this can be challenging to achieve even if you ...
  • Breeding Turtles

    15 Sep 2014 | 4:33 am
    There are over 300 species of turtle, with over half threatened by extinction, from habitat destruction, illegal capture mostly for the food trade but also for the pet trade, and competition by invasive species, most commonly the release of pet turtles such as the Red eared and Yellow Bellied Sliders and various Cooter species. Captive breeding programmes can be the difference between...
  • Guide to Bird Seed

    15 Sep 2014 | 4:26 am
    Regardless of what type of bird you keep, be it large or small, they will eat seeds but when it comes to knowing which seed to feed them, it can be baffling.  With the names and colours and various mixes available, if you want to be health conscious for your bird, it can be tricky to understanding what seed is what.  So here is a guide to some of the basics to help you get started....
  • Toxocara, Cats & You

    15 Sep 2014 | 4:23 am
    Anyone who owns a pussy cat knows the importance of regularly worming them to ensure their pets stay happy and healthy. Today, there are many effective treatments available with some being more powerful than others which is especially true if a vet prescribes them. However, even over the counter cat wormers are pretty effective with the one proviso being that you have to use a wormer that's...
  • Do Owners Influence a Dog's Behaviour?

    15 Sep 2014 | 4:19 am
    Although inherited genes form a great part of how a dog behaves, outside influences can have a bearing on their behaviour too and this includes how they think and reason things through as well as how they may react to things. Outside influences can even mould a dog's attitude. It would be fair to say that no two dogs which boasts similar inherited genes would lead the same type of life. Thi...
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    Dog Temperament

  • 7 Noteworthy Things About the St. Bernard Temperament

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

    goochNet
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Originally from Ireland, the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier temperament is loved by many. Many people consider love their playful and kind nature and consider them the perfect companion. Here are10 reasons you might agree: Wheaton Terriers are very sociable – Unlike many other breeds in the terrier family, the Wheaten Terrier temperament is usually quite friendly and jovial. While some -terriers such as the Jack Russell and the Fox Terrier can be stand-offish and wary of strangers; the Wheaten is cheerful and very sociable. They are full of energy – This temperament has its pros and cons;…
  • Living With the Basenji Temperament – 7 Steps For Success

    goochNet
    11 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    Have you been attracted to these elegant little dogs and are curious about the Besenji temperament? Originally bred in Africa as a hunting dog, the Besenji is a high spirited dog that is eager to please his humans. Quick Facts The Besenji is a “non-barking” dog! That isn’t to say that he is mute, however. These dogs make noises closer to that of a coyote or wolf and are known for their characteristic yodel that may make the hair on the back of your neck stand up the first few times you hear it. Height – Males top off at about 17 inches tall, while female Besenjis are a little bit…
  • Everything There Is To Know About the Papillon Temperament

    goochNet
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:59 am
    If you own or are you thinking about getting a Papillon dog then I bet you will have many questions about the Papillon temperament. Read On… A Quick Papillon Overview The Papillon is a spaniel that dates as far back as the 16th century and can be seen on renaissance paintings from this period. A frisky, spirited little dog, the Papillon, which is also known as a continental toy spaniel is not for the lazy. It is mainly chosen for its obedience and agility and makes for a strong competitor in dog shows. He is also very bright and has a great personality and always leaves a great…
  • The 5 Best Dog Foods for Allergies

    goochNet
    13 May 2013 | 5:45 am
    Food allergies in dogs are one of the most common allergic conditions. They can manifest as skin conditions — chronic ear inflammation, itchy feet or even generalized itching, diarrhea and excessive flatulence. Food allergies occur because some food, usually a protein, is not fully digested but is absorbed into the bloodstream. The immune system is fine with basic metabolites like amino acids, fatty acids and glucose but “unknown” proteins are treated as invaders. The immune response to these “invaders” is what creates allergy symptoms. Allergies form over time. Also, because of the…
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    McLean Puppy Chronicles

  • Crossing the Koi Bridge

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

    FredCanDoIt
    8 Sep 2014 | 10:44 am
    By FredAt a dinner party this weekend I tried to explain to our friends why it is fun to have a small puppy in the house, in particular to have one puppy after another for the past six years. I could tell they weren't buying it. I didn't even believe the crap coming out of my mouth. After all, an adult dog is so much easier to manage. So what is it about a puppy?Waiting for breakfastFirst, Corky is not your average puppy. After just 10 days here he seems completely comfortable: he knows the mealtime routine, he naps at just the right times, he plays with the right toys, and he poops in the…
  • Bringing Corky Home

    CD McLean
    30 Aug 2014 | 10:41 am
    Yesterday we picked up puppy Corky.  He is named in honor of Corky Taylor, Vice President at BB&T Insurance Services by the BB&T Insurances Services Walkathon team in appreciation for his long standing support for Southeastern Guide Dogs.  Already Corky, the puppy, has shown himself to be a self confident, friendly, and sweet natured puppy.  I'm sure Corky, the human, shares many of those same qualities!Tara at Southeastern was very kind to let us do our pickup on Friday afternoon, which we so appreciated!  We wanted to have the long weekend to get over some of the…
  • Sounds of Breakfast

    FredCanDoIt
    30 Aug 2014 | 6:35 am
    By FredAfter a pretty good first night--Corky slept through to about 4:30am--we had our first breakfast. What could be going through that little puppy mind, with so many new things, new people, new routines? And in particular, breakfast time offers up plenty of new smells and sounds, starting with our Vitamix blender, which has as much horsepower and attitude as our lawnmower, chewing through frozen fruit with a determination to wake the neighbors. But Corky was amused. So far, he is a very brave little guy. Then the espresso machine started hissing and coffee beans started grinding. Ears…
  • Chapter 6 of the McLean Puppy Chronicles Start on Friday

    CD McLean
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Friday, Fred and I will go down to Southeastern Guide Dogs to pick up our sixth guide dog puppy to raise.  His name will be Corky.  We will get the sponsorship papers and find out why he is named Corky, because for the first time in a long time, he won't be sponsored by my school.Corky's mom is named Sugar and his dad is Fred.  So naturally we think this is a match mad in heaven. 8-)The protocols for raising a puppy have changed substantially, so we are busy rereading the manual to make sure that we understand what it is that we need to do to raise up a confident, happy puppy.I…
 
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  • Yudhisthira’s dog – Tale from Mahabharat

    Abhishek Joshi
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:46 am
    Lost to translations and god men, epics have often been misconstrued at the hands of perpetrators. It comes as a no brainer, however, that all the pious texts in essence speak of the same human values.  Once in a while, we also come across tales concocting humans and animals in a benign light. That for me is the best that there’s to religions. Yudhisthira’s dog – Tale from Mahabharat. ~Image sourced from Internet.The Indian Pariah Dog, considered by scientists to be the first truly domesticated dog features in the great Indian epic Mahabharat. The closing chapter narrates the…
  • Dog v/s Arnab Goswami

    Abhishek Joshi
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:19 am
    Transcript of Arnab Goswami’s famous interview (aptly titled Dog v/s Arnab Goswami in popular media coverage) with the renowned scholar and author Dr. Chunnu Dev Murthy who has just released his best seller – The Idiot I live with. Chunnu takes on prominent TV journalist Arnab Goswami in a prime-time debateDr. Chunnu Dev Murthy was born a few years ago in the city of Mysore, India. In the short space of a couple of years, he acquired two Ph.Ds from MIT and Stanford and developed a reputation as an artist, painter, management consultant and professor. His latest book, “The…
  • Top 10 Cutest Dog Head Tilts

    Abhishek Joshi
    3 Aug 2014 | 2:52 am
    Those who have been fortunate to share their days with dogs know of the many amusing antics that the furry pals involve in. I wonder if anyone would doubt that the dog head tilts are the cutest of them all!Isn’t it?As to why the dogs exhibit head tilts is a matter of canine behaviorist studies – some experts like Alexandra Horowitz (Author of Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell and Know), believes head-tilting is an effort by dogs to adjust their pinnae, or outer ears, to focus upon the precise location of sounds. That’s something at which they’re actually not as good as humans,…
  • Hope comes Home

    Abhishek Joshi
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:54 pm
    Hope comes home. It’s an early Sunday afternoon and we are rushing to reach the place where we usually had our breakfast. We wait at the signal and a regular sight from Indian roads meets our eyes – an Indian ‘stray’ dog struggling to cross the road, wagging its tail tentatively at each passer-by and gazing up at every vehicle in an attempt to reach out to those inside. The definition of “stray” in the literal sense, applied to this dog – she looked lost, wandered around, drifted from one corner of the footpath to the other and clearly seemed direction-less. Yes, that in…
  • Humans of New Delhi

    Abhishek Joshi
    20 Jul 2014 | 2:32 am
    In this great city brimming with a billion breaths, every day is a story, every night a poem. Some make sense. Others wait to be deciphered. Lost in the vast bleakness of urban diaspora, sometimes I have come across humans too. Dust specks dance. All you need is a stray sun ray.Mile-aging a longer day in the cubicle, it was dark by the time I left the office premises. The punctured tire mocked me and I waded through the darkness for a mechanic. A sly smile greeted me at the makeshift workshop. Never a fan of the cigarette smoke, I strayed a little far off the nicotine periphery only to catch…
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    Puppy In Training

  • A Note To Pet Product Advertisers…Build Relationships!

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

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

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

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

    Colby
    17 Jun 2014 | 11:15 pm
    Adelle is a clever one!  She doesn’t just tear apart and shred the stuffing from her dog beds. Nope, she’s very methodical with her dog bed destruction.  She locates the zipper, proceeds to unzip, then starts removing the stuffing.  I was surprised to see she was able to do this with 2 of her doggy […]
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    Mark's Dog Blog

  • Time For A Treat

    16 Sep 2014 | 8:29 am
    Pearl And Gidget Take Time For A TreatPlease feel free to share my posts.
  • ACL Tears. Missing The Big Picture. Guest Post.

    22 Jul 2014 | 8:55 am
    Cruciate Ligament Rupture: Missing The Big Picture                             By WILL FALCONER, DVM“I have just discovered that my mom’s dog, Dodger, has a cranial cruciate tear, and possibly a meniscal tear as well. The vet recommends surgery ASAP, but it sounds costly and dangerous. Also, the pain medication makes him much more miserable than nothing at all. Is there an alternative treatment that can help Dodger? In the meanwhile, he’s really mastering walking on three legs.”This month has seen three…
  • Alex & Jumpy - The Parkour Dog. I Just Had to Share This

    23 May 2014 | 8:31 am
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  • More Chicken Jerky News.

    20 May 2014 | 7:43 am
    More than 1,000 dog deaths may now be linked to toxic jerky treats, according to a recent update from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).The agency said that since 2007, there have been almost 5,000 complaints of pet illnesses related to the treats. The majority of the symptoms reported include gastrointestinal or liver disease, and about a third were linked to kidney and urinary disease.  About 10 percent of the illnesses included other signs such as neurologic, dermatologic, and immunologic symptoms, and about 15 percent of the kidney and urinary disease cases also tested positive…
  • Thank You All

    5 Apr 2014 | 7:26 am
    Related articlesDoggie Dentist: How to Keep Your Dog in Perfect Dental HealthPlease feel free to share my posts.
 
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    Hannah the Pet Society

  • Hannah’s Pet Aptitude Test Helps Prevent Dog Bites

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

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

    The Hannah Team
    13 Aug 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Hannah’s team of Pet behavior specialists deal with any number of concerns on a weekly basis, ranging from jumping to licking/mouthing to leash-pulling to any number of other issues.  One of the most common complaints among Pet parents is destructive or worrisome behaviors resulting from separation anxiety. Separation anxiety is a disorder characterized by distress a Pet suffers when left alone and which leads to unwanted or destructive behaviors such as chewing, urinating/defecating indoors, howling, barking or attempting to escape.  In extreme cases, Pets could actually hurt themselves…
  • Traveling with Your Pets

    The Hannah Team
    6 Aug 2014 | 4:12 pm
    As the summer months come to a close and we enjoy a final vacation or road trip, and as we begin to make holiday travel plans (yes, it’s approaching quickly), let’s take a moment to think about best practices when traveling with our furry family members! Traveling with Pets can be a stressful endeavor if the Pet parent is unprepared.  Planning is key to any great vacation, but this element is absolutely essential if you want to enjoy a vacation with your Pets.  Fortunately, most hotels, airlines and campgrounds have websites that specify their individual Pet policies and…
  • Portland Dog Park’s: Hannah’s Top Pick

    The Hannah Team
    16 Jul 2014 | 3:25 pm
      Compared to other areas in the continental U.S., Portland doesn’t get a lot of sunshine or clear skies.  But when we do see that big yellow ball in the sky, we know better than most how to take advantage of it!  On any given sunny weekend, you’ll see open-air street fairs, food and drink festivals, city-wide river floats, and even pet-centered activities.   We’re lucky here in Portland.  Considered by many to be the most pet-friendly city in the country, our Pets enjoy the luxury of accompanying us to the farmers market, the pub and of course, the dog park! Portland has…
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    Two Little Cavaliers

  • Inspire Us Tuesdays – Fairies and Cats

    Felissa Elfenbein
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:46 am
    Inspire Us Tuesdays – Fairies and Cats Inspire Us Tuesdays – Fairies and Cats Welcome back to Inspire Us Tuesday! We are so thrilled that you are back for party #8! It really touches us that you have taken our idea to heart and continued to come back and share your amazing recipes, projects and crafts with us. Our party had 88 […] Two Little Cavaliers - Helping Dog Owners and their Dogs Live the Life They Deserve
  • All Dogs Need to Go to School

    Felissa Elfenbein
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:49 pm
    All Dogs Need to Go to School All Dogs Need to Go to School Children aren’t the only ones that need to go to school. Your dog needs to go to school and not just for the reasons you might think. Going to school helps your dog not to just obey commands but to become Social. School is important in your dog’s […] Two Little Cavaliers - Helping Dog Owners and their Dogs Live the Life They Deserve
  • DIY Rope Welcome Mat #PAW2014

    Felissa Elfenbein
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:50 am
    DIY Rope Welcome Mat #PAW2014 DIY Rope Welcome Mat I will get to the instructions to make your own Rope Welcome Mat but first I want to introduce you to a store called Tractor Supply Company. If you have never been to a Tractor Supply Company store you are missing out! And that is coming from a city girl. Tractor […] Two Little Cavaliers - Helping Dog Owners and their Dogs Live the Life They Deserve
  • How to Keep Dog’s Ears Clean

    Felissa Elfenbein
    10 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    How to Keep Dog’s Ears Clean How to Keep Dog’s Ears Clean Dogs tend to get build up, dirt, and debris in their ears due to the shape and formation of them. Keeping your dog’s ears clean is the best way to avoid any potential infections or issues. Take a peek below at some helpful tips for how to keep dog’s […] Two Little Cavaliers - Helping Dog Owners and their Dogs Live the Life They Deserve
  • Inspire Us Tuesdays – Let’s Go Glamping!

    Felissa Elfenbein
    9 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Inspire Us Tuesdays – Let’s Go Glamping! Inspire Us Tuesdays – Let’s Go Glamping! Our tails are wagging with delight as we welcome you back to the 7th Inspire Us Tuesdays Linky Party! We are so glad that you have taken our idea to heart and continue to submit your inspirational links! Last week our party had 87 incredible links! We have […] Two Little Cavaliers - Helping Dog Owners and their Dogs Live the Life They Deserve
 
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  • Bloddhound: Vancouver, BC

    Syv Ritch
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:15 am
    Bloddhound: Vancouver, BC   click on image for gallery Bloodhound are very rare in my 'neck of the woods'. She came running not to inspect me but to check on my dog that was standing behind me. CanadaBCVancouverDogs
  • Busy Right Now: Vancouver, BC

    Syv Ritch
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:27 am
    Busy Right Now: Vancouver, BC   click on image for gallery I'm interrupting her chasing the ball. She loves chasing after the ball but because she lost her left eye, she can't catch the ball in the air. So she runs after the ball and picks it up when it's on the ground. CanadaBCVancouverDogs
  • Trombone, the Corgi: Vancouver, BC

    Syv Ritch
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:28 am
    Trombone, the Corgi: Vancouver, BC   click on image for gallery Trombone is a very shy Corgi. Contrarily to Dachshunds which have elongated backs, Corgis are normal dogs with extremely short legs, the equivalent of midgets. CanadaBCVancouverDogs
  • The Flying Loca: Vancouver, BC

    Syv Ritch
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:18 am
    The Flying Loca: Vancouver, BC   click on image for gallery Her name is Loca. It's the spanish/mexican name for crazy. This Jack Russell goes crazy if she doesn't run/chase the ball for at least an hour and half. CanadaBCVancouverDogs
  • Whippet: Vancouver, BC

    Syv Ritch
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:12 am
    Whippet: Vancouver, BC   click on image for gallery Whippets are like smaller Greyhounds. I still have to see an aggressive Whippet and most of them are gentle dogs. There are hieroglyphs of what looks like Whippets from the times of the Egyptian Pharaohs. They became extremely popular in England in the later 1800s with dog racing. Not only they can run but it's amazing how high they can jump. I saw one that was bouncing up and down two and half meters, that's eight feet and a whippet is about 50cm or 20 inch tall. Amazing! CanadaBCVancouverDogs
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    That Reptile Blog

  • Butterworms as Reptile-Amphibian Food: Nutritional Content and Care

    Frank Indiviglio
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:45 am
    Uploaded to Wikipedia Commons by Dicklyon Butterworms, also known as Trevo Worms, are highly nutritious caterpillars that deserve more attention from reptile, amphibian and invertebrate keepers. They have many of the advantages associated with wild-caught insects yet lack most of the risks. Their calcium content of 42.9 mg/100g (as compared to 14 and 3.2 mg/100g for crickets and mealworms) is especially-impressive. Simple to use and store, and accepted by a huge array of species, Butterworms are in many ways superior to the more commonly-used feeders. I promoted their use throughout my long…
  • Terrarium Safe Plants: Tips for Avoiding Pesticides

    Frank Indiviglio
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:50 am
      Uploaded to Wikipedia Commons by רנדום Each year, a wider variety of beautiful and interesting live plants becomes available to keepers of amphibians, reptiles, scorpions, tarantulas and other terrarium animals. Responsible suppliers to the pet trade should propagate plants without relying upon pesticides, but many hobbyists are rightly concerned about the possibility of poisoning their pets. While working at the Bronx Zoo, I had access to professional horticulturists who provided me with some safety measures one can employ to assure that plants are safe for use in terrariums.
  • Turtle or Tortoise – Which is the Best Reptile Pet for Me?

    Frank Indiviglio
    6 Sep 2014 | 6:01 am
    Uploaded to Wikipedia Commons by Hectonichus Turtles and tortoises often appeal even to those who would not dream of keeping – or allowing their children to keep – a snake or lizard. Their good reputation as pets is due in part to generally amiable natures and the degree of responsiveness they exhibit to people. But the needs of these interesting reptiles are not always well-understood by first-time owners, and choosing between turtles and tortoises, and among the individual species, can be a daunting task. Today we’ll look at what is involved in turtle and tortoise ownership, so that…
  • Venomous Snakes: Care and Habits of the Cottonmouth or Water Moccasin

    Frank Indiviglio
    3 Sep 2014 | 5:42 am
    Uploaded to Wikipedia Commons by Upload Bot (Magnus Manske) Big and bold, the Cottonmouth or Water Moccasin is one of the most frequently-encountered of the USA’s venomous snakes. Stories of its alleged ferocity abound, and many folks living within its range are convinced that it goes out of its way to attack people. I’ve had the chance to work with this impressive serpent at the Bronx and Staten Island Zoos (Note: venomous snakes should never be kept in private collections), and to observe it in the wild, and have found its actual habits to be far more interesting than the supposed ones!
  • Is a Red-Eared Slider a Good Pet? Read This Before Buying a Turtle

    Frank Indiviglio
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Uploaded to Wikipedia Commons by Bizarria The Red-Eared Slider (Trachemys scripta elegans) is without question the world’s most commonly-kept pet turtle. But while these attractive reptiles are extremely responsive to people, many novice owners underestimate the amount of care and space their upkeep requires…and do not realize that Sliders commonly live to age 20+, and often well beyond. Over time, these factors lead many people to release or re-home their once beloved pets. As a consequence, Sliders have become established, in the wild, in dozens of US states and in countries ranging…
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  • Can Dogs Eat Pretzels?

    About Doggies
    3 Sep 2014 | 1:31 am
    If you like to have pretzels every now and then, you might think about sharing them with your canine friend, but are pretzels safe for dogs to eat? Unfortunately for our four-legged best friends, the answer is no, dogs cannot eat pretzels. The problem with pretzels for dogs is that pretzels are covered with salt, which is extremely dangerous for... Read more →
  • Can Dogs Eat Doritos?

    About Doggies
    6 Jul 2014 | 1:48 pm
    If your dog finds you eating Doritos, she will most likely ask, if not beg, you to share your Doritos with her, but can dogs eat Doritos? The short answer would be that it’s not a good idea to share Doritos with your dog. While a few Doritos most likely wouldn’t hurt your dog, it’s best not to share Doritos... Read more →
  • How Much Does a Great Dane Puppy Cost?

    About Doggies
    7 Jun 2014 | 3:42 am
    Great Danes are great dogs famous for their giant size. They are also very friendly and loyal dogs who make excellent pets. The question is though, how much do Great Danes cost? Great Dane Cost The price of a pure-breed Great Dane puppy stays in the range of $500 to $1600. The cost of a Great Dane puppy varies depending... Read more →
  • What Is the Best Dog Food for Shih Tzus?

    About Doggies
    2 Jun 2014 | 10:47 am
    If you wish your Shih Tzu to be healthy and live a long and happy life, then one of the most important things is to make sure that all of his/her nutritional needs are covered. However, as there’s a lot of different dog food brands available, it can be difficult to choose the best one for your dog. So the... Read more →
  • Can Dogs Eat Poppy Seeds?

    About Doggies
    31 May 2014 | 3:40 pm
    If you are eating a muffin with poppy seeds, then your dog might start beg for a piece as well, but can dogs eat poppy seeds? The short answer would be no, it’s not okay for dogs to have poppy seeds or anything containing poppy seeds. The problem is that poppy seeds are toxic to dogs. Poppy Seeds Are Not... Read more →
 
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  • Handmade and Benefiting Rescue Pets

    lnsilvia
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:07 pm
    One of the biggest challenges facing nonprofit, no-kill animal shelters and rescues is raising funds. Recognizing this need, we at Jusani Culture strive to help, partnering with U.S. artists and small businesses to sell their products on our site to raise needed funds. Our custom pet bowls are just the latest handmade goods to benefit pets in need. read more
  • Give Him Your Heart

    lnsilvia
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:32 pm
    I’ll be honest. This quote hit me—hard. I talk a lot about my dog, Wylie (who I’ve had for the past three years), but to be completely honest, he’s not the first dog to steal my heart. Emma was. read more
  • Extra Love for Senior Dogs

    lnsilvia
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:18 pm
    Where does a senior dog, considered unadoptable by some shelters, with no place to call home and no family to love her, find hope? For Elyse, and many other dogs, hope is found at Polo’s Refuge, the Crossroads Shih Tzu Rescue’s senior dog retirement home. read more
  • Unique Customized Collars for Your One of a Kind Pet

    lnsilvia
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:55 pm
    I don’t know about you, but prior to having a small dog, I always said I’d never put clothes on my dog. Cut to 2011, when we got our dog Wylie, and we’ve got Christmas outfits, Halloween outfits, and a handmade hooded sweatshirt. These are great, but they’re not exactly practical for more than an hour. One of the easiest ways to dress up your dog is with a decorative collar. read more
  • Adopt This Tee to Save a Life!

    lnsilvia
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:29 pm
    Here at Jusani, we are big believers in and advocates of adopting. Most of the time, we’re talking about animals. Adopting an animal is a great way to grow your family, find a new companion, and save a life, all at once. But today, let’s talk about adopting something else – a special adoption-themed tee! read more
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    The Labrador Site

  • Your Labrador Puppy Countdown: what you need to do before the big day arrives

    Pippa
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:13 am
    Those last few weeks before you collect your new puppy can seem to drag a bit. But the big day will roll around more quickly than you think And can even catch you unawares! We’ve made a few checklists to help you make sure you are completely prepared for your new arrival, with nothing left to chance. Four weeks to go: health checks and visits This week: Visit your puppy View copies of certificates Many breeders will encourage their new puppy owners to make their first visit at around the four week mark. The pups are now up on their feet,  Mum is less protective of them, and the little ones…
  • The Labrador Site meets Tracy Chapman, to find out about Woody’s Way

    Lucy
    11 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Missing out?  Click here to get our new articles delivered to you The Labrador Site recently found out about a brilliant initiative that is dedicated to helping children understand how to behave around dogs. This exciting programme involves introducing school children to charming Italian Spinone, Woody, and his handler Tracy Chapman. Together they teach them how to read warning signs of aggression in dogs, and how to adapt their behaviour to keep them safe. We wanted to find out more about this important project, and were lucky enough to have a chat with Tracy to find out more.
  • Your Labrador Puppy’s Health

    Pippa
    8 Sep 2014 | 4:33 am
    Missing out?  Click here to get our new articles delivered to you Health is so precious We all want our Labrador puppies to be healthy. And to live a long and happy life. Some times, ill health comes completely out of the blue, catches us unawares and deals us a nasty blow. Other times, it sneaks up because we weren’t paying quite enough attention. Although you cannot always prevent your Labrador puppy becoming ill or having accidents, you can insure against them.  And quite often, with a little knowledge and information, you can increase your chances of keeping your puppy fit and well.
  • How to get your Labrador’s attention firmly back on you – simple training tips you can use at home

    Pippa
    4 Sep 2014 | 7:50 am
    If you are fed up with your dog ignoring you, then you are not alone. Getting a lively dog to pay attention to his owner can seem like an impossible task. Mr Pushy! Some Labradors are pretty full of themselves.   Everything they do is ‘me, me, me…’ This can sometime be a bit tiresome for you as an owner, no matter how much you love your dog. The self-centred dog pushes his weight  around, barges through when you open a door for him,  gobbles up his dinner as soon as his plate hits the floor, hurls himself at the front door when you pick up his lead, and so on. This Labrador’s…
  • Labrador health:  Pyometra – how to make sure your dog is safe

    Pippa
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:30 am
    This is an article about a subject that has affected me personally. Two of my own dogs have been struck by pyometra in the last couple of years. So in this article,  I want to draw attention to the risks of this extremely common disease. And to talk about what you can do to keep your dog safe from it. What is pyometra If you have a male Labrador, and all your friends have male dogs, you can stop reading now. Pyometra is a girl thing If your female Labrador is spayed,  you also don’t need to worry.   Pyometra is an infection of the uterus or womb, and therefore cannot affect a male dog,…
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  • Insect Control in Horses

    Admin
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:44 am
    Insect control in horses in quite necessary because insects can be very irritating and at the same time they can also cause a threat to the health of a horse. There can be absolutely no doubt in the fact that the lives of horses are filled with different varieties of insects, bugs, stable flies and mosquitoes that generally feed on the blood of horses. Some insects are irritating and others possess a sting that is painful. There are some other varieties of insects that bite and bring ailments and several diseases among horses. The bad news in this case is that there are different types of…
  • How to Choose Right Filters for Aquarium

    Admin
    8 Sep 2014 | 1:45 am
    Are you confused with the different options available in aquarium filters and looking for the tips on how to choose right filters for aquarium? Then here is the answer. First of all, you should have this important fact in mind that aquarium filters are necessary in order to keep the fishes alive in the fish tank. Without filters, the fishes in the aquarium will unavoidably die because of suffocation. Filters serve as mechanisms that help in maintaining cleanliness of the fish tank. The only thing that you should keep in mind while choosing an aquarium filter is choosing the one that perfectly…
  • Know How to Set Up Aquarium Lighting

    Admin
    3 Sep 2014 | 3:49 am
    These days all aquarium sets got as a package come with special aquarium lighting. However, if you have bought an aquarium without lighting then you would require a different set of accessories and equipment to set up the lights in your aquarium. You need to pay attention to the fact that it is important to get the correct lighting for your aquarium and to install the lighting properly. The very first question that comes to mind when thinking of lighting the aquarium is whether lighting is at all required for the aquarium or not. Lighting up the aquarium becomes very important of you have…
  • Different Types of Pond Fish Food

    Admin
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Nutritious pond fish food is very important for the color and health of your pond fish. There are different varieties of food available for pond fish, but it is necessary to choose only that variety of food that offers proper nutrition. Proper food for your pond fish will satisfy the seasonal nutritional requirements of your pond fish and will also add a lot of variety. Making the choice of the right food and feeding your pond fish at the right time greatly affects the longevity and the overall health of your pond fish. Always go for foods made of selective and high quality ingredients along…
  • Non-Prescription Dog Wormers

    Admin
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:06 am
    Non-Prescription dog wormers for puppies and for dogs include Pro-Wormer-2, Nemex-2, D-Worm, Safe-Guard and many more varieties. You might find no evidence of your dog or your puppy having worms. Tapeworms in dogs are easily identifiable, but the other worms are not and in order to diagnose the unidentifiable worms, your veterinarian needs to perform a fecal examination. Now, it is your duty to pay regular visits to the veterinarian for fecal exams and regular check-ups. There are different varieties of effective and safe non-prescription wormers available for dogs and puppies. Pro-Wormer-2…
 
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  • Ear Mites

    Angela Tempest
    12 Sep 2014 | 11:05 am
    Ear mites in cats is one of the most common health problems that felines face.  Ear mites (Otodectes cynotis) are tiny insects that live in the ear canal of the cat and feed by piercing the skin.  They are prolific breeders and can be passed between cats and from mother to kittens as well. Symptoms The most common sign of ear mites is an intense itching at the ears as well as violent head shaking.  Cats can also suffer an allergic reaction to the mites, which will make the reaction even worse.  You can also see dry, crumbly waxy brown discharges coming from the ear that looks a bit like…
  • Why Do Cats Hiss?

    Angela Tempest
    12 Sep 2014 | 10:47 am
    The first time you hear your cat hiss will probably give you a real start, especially if they are a cute bundle of fur who plays and cuddle with you.  But no matter how placid and friendly a cat is, something will occasionally make them react in a way that a good hiss is the appropriate response to.  But what is that?  And why do cats hiss? How Cats Hiss Hissing is something that is traditionally associated with snakes but in cats, it is created when the cat forces a burst of air through their arched tongue.  If you happen to be close enough when they hiss, you can feel the air being shot…
  • Teacup Kittens

    Angela Tempest
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:53 am
    Teacup pets are all the rage nowadays.  It’s not uncommon to walk down the pet store and see dozens of teacup kittens and teacup puppies.  Although people gravitate to teacup pets thinking that they must be a low-maintenance pet, the truth is quite the opposite.  Before you rush into buying a teacup animal, you should research what you are buying. Breed There are also two kinds of “teacup” cats.  True teacup cats are bred to be tiny, and have been carefully selected to never grow large.  However, some breeders will sell cats as “teacup” cats that are not teacup cats.  These…
  • Russian Blues

    Angela Tempest
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:33 am
    Their silvery gray coat and bright green eyes are hard to resist. But it’s when you have a chance to witness the vitality of Russian Blue kittens that you realize you have no choice but to fall in love with these fun, furry felines. Where They Come From The Russian Blue breed may not be as popular or commonplace as the American Shorthair or Siamese cats, but it is definitely an intriguing species. Not much is known about the official origins of the Russian Blue, but there are a few rumors: • They come from the Archangel Isles in northern Russia where the long cold winters demanded the…
  • Persian

    Angela Tempest
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:29 am
    Like their namesake, Persian cats originated from Persia.  In 1620 Pietro della Valle imported an ancestor of the Persian cat into Italy.  These cats were interbred with other long-haired cats.  As the Persian cat evolved, the face became stubbier and its hair grew longer.  Today the cat is very popular among cat owners, and is frequently shown in shows.  The stereotypical Persian cat has a long and thick coat, with a wide head and offset ears.  Persian kittens are extremely popular all over the western world. Living with Persians Persian cats have an extremely mild temperament.  They…
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  • Bacon Drive; Do YOU Have it? Does Your Dog?

    Minette
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Thanks Investors Place for the Photo Bacon Drive do you have it?  That overwhelming desire to do anything to eat bacon? Remember the old commercials: What Would YOU do for a Klondike Bar?? Recently I saw a meme on Facebook saying “I know what you did for that Klondike Bar” and you are gross”.  I still giggle; admittedly mostly to myself. So do you have Bacon Drive?  This isn’t meant to be a discussion about vegan-ism I am happy for you all to make your own choices. The truth for me is that I HATED bacon as a kid.  I remember getting in trouble as a small kid, I guess I was 6…
  • Unconditional Love; Are Dogs Capable of it? Are Humans?

    Minette
    8 Sep 2014 | 10:13 am
    Both Of My Boys Who Have Passed Today is going to be a short article. For those of you that know me, you giggle… me too honestly. I like to make sure I am complete, get all aspects of the story, explain things to the best of my ability and cover everything. But, I couldn’t sleep last night. It’s been 2 years since my “Nix” died.  Trust me I don’t like remembering “death dates” I do my best to forget them so as not to memorialize their death, but instead their life.  But sadly, for my husband, my boy died on his birthday… so it is impossible to forget. Truth be told, I am…
  • My Dog Just Snarled at Me; Another Lesson On Dog Behavior

    Minette
    4 Sep 2014 | 9:21 am
    My Pharaoh My puppy (a little over a year) is not the bravest little soldier on earth. I work to build his confidence in all that I do with him and he gets better and better as he matures.  I work at his pace and I let him be a puppy and he is very well loved, and he certainly loves every move I make… well almost every move. But today, we had a weird moment. I hurt my back. It sucks to get old and I am feeling the pain these past few days. For a girl I am pretty strong, I was always able to lift weights and play hard with the boys.  I think it is just part of my German heritage and body…
  • How to Teach Your Dog to Swim and then possibly Dock Dive

    Minette
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Look at that AIR… That is my boy Jovi I have decided I am an addict. I am not sure if there is a program like AA I can follow, and I am not sure I really want to; but I am addicted to dock diving with my dogs. I have spent the year following Ultimate Air Dogs around the country!  From Detroit to Florida, to Illinois to Maryland and some others in between! Check them out or go to one of their events!  Chances are I will be there too hahaha http://www.ultimateairdogs.com/ They were just featured on David Letterman last week with the Purina Incredible Dog Challenge.   How could you…
  • Is a Dog Ever Fully Trained

    Minette
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:45 am
    Thanks to Dogs That Don’t Shed Is a dog ever fully trained? This was a question that was posed in a dog training forum that I belong to, the other day. It made me sit back and think a little bit. I have well behaved dogs. Most of the time I consider them very well trained (well at least 2 of them) the 3rd is a “work in progress” and I  haven’t devoted as much time as I should, in all honesty. Both of my other two, ages 4 and 3 are titled in obedience and protection sports. My female Dutch Shepherd, Fury, was even invited to AKC Rally Nationals last year 2013 because her scores…
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  • How To Use A Crate To House Train A Puppy

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

    Mark Jenner
    6 Sep 2014 | 2:35 am
    Decisions around food play an important part in the house training process, directly affecting the speed of success you will achieve.I'm sure this isn't a surprise if you think along the lines of 'what goes in, must come out'.This article discusses how your choices around what you feed and how you feed can affect house training in more ways than just one.[Click to continue...]The post House Training: Feeding Choices Make A Massive Difference appeared first on LabradorTrainingHQ.
  • Accidents Happen: How To Remove Pet Stains And Odors

    Mark Jenner
    30 Aug 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Cleaning up effectively and thoroughly is so important to the house training process that I decided to dedicate an entire article to it.I've also included how to avoid accidents in the first place and how you can learn from them to improve your house training progress.So let's discuss how you should deal with the inevitable accidents and how to remove pet stains and odors properly...[Click to continue...]The post Accidents Happen: How To Remove Pet Stains And Odors appeared first on LabradorTrainingHQ.
  • House Training: Products, Supplies And Equipment You Need

    Mark Jenner
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:15 am
    To make the house training process go as quickly and smoothly as possible, there are a few products and items that you're going to need.This article lists those items, how they are to be used and why.[Click to continue...]The post House Training: Products, Supplies And Equipment You Need appeared first on LabradorTrainingHQ.
  • House Training: The Mindset And Approach You Must Take

    Mark Jenner
    23 Aug 2014 | 12:14 pm
    This article goes into detail about the role you play in the house training process.It describes the attitude and approach you need to take to find the quickest success. It discusses how you should work with our puppy's natural instincts and the way they learn, as well as how they view the process and the skills and attitude they bring with them.It also covers how you should deal with the inevitable 'accidents' along the way and finishes by mentioning how the approach you take to house training shapes the entire future relationship you will have with your dog.[Click to continue...]The post…
 
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  • Foods to Keep Away from Fido

    Dan
    8 Sep 2014 | 1:23 pm
    This post is brought to you by our partners at TAGG: Are you the type that gets worried every time your dog gets ahold of human food, or the type to share just about every meal with your best friend? Regardless of you and your doggie’s dining habits, it’s important to be aware of which foods are dangerous for your dog to consume. During these final days of summer, barbeques are a regular event with food and drinks often out where Fido can sneak a bite. Be sure to keep an eye on your pup, especially around the foods listed below. Bread Dough – your dog’s stomach is pretty much…
  • Tips for Camping With Your Dog

    Dan
    3 Sep 2014 | 6:24 am
    This post comes to us from our friends at TAGG Summer is winding down, school is starting soon, and Labor Day is just about here. It’s the perfect time to take one last summer vacation before fall comes, and camping is a great option for the whole family—including you dog. Here are some tips to make sure your camping trip goes off without a hitch. If a long drive is involved, make sure your dog is ready. If you don’t normally take your dog on long car rides, make sure you take a few practice runs. 50% of dogs get carsick, so bring materials to clean up a mess in case your dog is prone…
  • Beach Days with Your Dog

    Dan
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:11 am
      This post comes to us from our friends at TAGG Summer is in full bloom, which means beach days are a go-to activity for you and your pet. The ocean is a great way to keep your dog cool and comfortable during those scorchers, but take a look at some other tips to help keep Fido safe. Look for signs of overheating. Drooling, heavy panting, and rapid heartbeat are all signs that your dog may be overheating. Be sure to bring an umbrella or have a shady space nearby where your dog can take breaks from the sun. Check rules and regulations. Make sure you are aware of the beach rules and…
  • Best Hiking Destinations For You And Your Dog

    Dan
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:06 am
    This post comes to us from our friends at TAGG It’s that time of the year, when you are trying to fit in one last summer vacation before the kids go back to school and the days start to shorten. The perfect summer vacation requires planning, so we saved you a step and came up with some suggestions for summer hiking adventures. Below is a list of the top 5 dog-friendly, outdoorsy destinations to visit with your fur child. Shenandoah National Park, Virginia Just 75 miles south west of Washington D.C., Shenandoah National Park is a great place to explore nature with the whole family – dog…
  • Introducing Tagg—The Best Way to Track Your Dog

    Dan
    13 Aug 2014 | 8:16 am
    The following post is from our friends at Tagg. You can find out more about them at PetTracker.com At Tagg, our mission is to keep pets safe and healthy and bring pet owners peace of mind. Tagg uses advanced GPS, an accelerometer, and wireless technology so pet owners can locate and track the activities of their pets. Long story short, if you pet gets out, Tagg will immediately notify you and let you track and find them using a computer or your phone. Tagg also enables to you to monitor your pet’s physical activity and make sure that they are getting the vet-recommend amount exercise. At…
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  • Sunny-Water Wordless Wednesday #25

    M G
    3 Sep 2014 | 8:13 am
         
  • Sunny-Wide Angle Wordless Wednesday #24

    M G
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:28 am
  • Sunny: 1 Year Old!

    M G
    12 Jul 2014 | 6:11 pm
    Guess what? I turned 1 year old on July 7th…whoo hoo! My mom says I look like a big dog now but I still act like a puppy:) Let me tell you about my birthday party, it was so much fun!! Ready? Let’s go!!! I got up REALLY early so I could patrol the yard for marauding squirrels and the sneaky cat who pops in our yard. My peeps have abother name for that cat but I’m not allowed to say that word! Once the perimeter was secured, we loaded up the car and drove out to Prado training grounds so I could “Go Fetch!!” all day. It was pawsome!!! My dad and I checking out the…
  • Sunny-Wordless Wednesday #23

    M G
    9 Jul 2014 | 2:03 pm
  • Sunny : 10 weeks to 6 months

    M G
    27 Jun 2014 | 5:52 pm
    Hope everyone has a GReat weekend! Here’s a smile to kick it off. A little project I’ve been working on…Sunny : the first 6 months.
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  • Paris Hilton Pays $13,000 For World’s Smallest Dog

    admin
    13 Sep 2014 | 5:18 pm
    Normally when someone wants to get a new dog, they will walk down to the local shelter and consider adopting. Not Paris Hilton! She has decided she will order a dog from across the very large ocean.Miss Hilton took to social media to exclaim “Just ordered this” and then posted a few pictures of the new teacup Pomeranian. This is a very miniature dog and to date it is known as the world’s smallest dog. The dog weighs in at 11.6 ounces and Hilton purchased it for a whopping $13,000.There are millions of dogs across the United States without a home that could have been saved.
  • German Shepherd Lab Mix – The Sheprador

    admin
    11 Sep 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Hybrid dog breeds are becoming more and more popular lately. One of my all time favorite is when you get a Labrador retriever and a German Shepherd together and out comes what is called the German Sheprador. These dogs are also known but other names such as the Labrador Shepherd, German Retriever, and even the Labrashepherd. However, this dog is most commonly known as the German Shepherd Lab Mix because it is easier to pronounce and easier to recognize to those that may not be familiar with the mix.It should be noted that this is not considered a dog breed but a hybrid dog because you are…
  • What are calming signals in dogs, and why should you know?

    admin
    10 Sep 2014 | 12:14 am
    You are having dinner, and your dog approaches: hopeful that you will share some with him.  You say ‘no’ sternly, and proceed to ignore him, and he lies down grumbling softly. If you weren’t paying close attention, you may not notice, but a rapid flash of behaviors follows: Turning his head away from you, licking his lips, yawning, and finally standing up and stretching. What is going on here? It’s something you didn’t learn about in dog training class.The short answer: Calming Signals.Calming Signals are important for dogs, as a social predatory species. They would need…
  • Running with your dog: Best jogging partner ever

    admin
    10 Sep 2014 | 12:08 am
    I have trouble motivating myself to run. I don’t go running for the sheer joy of it, or to get some exercise (I already get plenty!), but I run for cross-training, three miles, three times a week. My regular go-to running partner’s schedule is downright awful for timing, not to mention running is not her favorite thing in the world (understandable). However, there’s someone I can count on to never be too busy, too tired, too hungry, or just not feeling up to it.His name is Wesley, and he is the best jogging partner I have ever had, ever.  It doesn’t hurt that he’s a dog. Running…
  • Dog Person Quiz

    admin
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:41 pm
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  • Yudhisthira’s dog – Tale from Mahabharat

    Abhishek Joshi
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:46 am
    Lost to translations and god men, epics have often been misconstrued at the hands of perpetrators. It comes as a no brainer, however, that all the pious texts in essence speak of the same human values.  Once in a while, we also come across tales concocting humans and animals in a benign light. That for me is the best that there’s to religions. Yudhisthira’s dog – Tale from Mahabharat. ~Image sourced from Internet.The Indian Pariah Dog, considered by scientists to be the first truly domesticated dog features in the great Indian epic Mahabharat. The closing chapter narrates the…
  • Dog v/s Arnab Goswami

    Abhishek Joshi
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:19 am
    Transcript of Arnab Goswami’s famous interview (aptly titled Dog v/s Arnab Goswami in popular media coverage) with the renowned scholar and author Dr. Chunnu Dev Murthy who has just released his best seller – The Idiot I live with. Chunnu takes on prominent TV journalist Arnab Goswami in a prime-time debateDr. Chunnu Dev Murthy was born a few years ago in the city of Mysore, India. In the short space of a couple of years, he acquired two Ph.Ds from MIT and Stanford and developed a reputation as an artist, painter, management consultant and professor. His latest book, “The…
  • Top 10 Cutest Dog Head Tilts

    Abhishek Joshi
    3 Aug 2014 | 2:52 am
    Those who have been fortunate to share their days with dogs know of the many amusing antics that the furry pals involve in. I wonder if anyone would doubt that the dog head tilts are the cutest of them all!Isn’t it?As to why the dogs exhibit head tilts is a matter of canine behaviorist studies – some experts like Alexandra Horowitz (Author of Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell and Know), believes head-tilting is an effort by dogs to adjust their pinnae, or outer ears, to focus upon the precise location of sounds. That’s something at which they’re actually not as good as humans,…
  • Hope comes Home

    Abhishek Joshi
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:54 pm
    Hope comes home. It’s an early Sunday afternoon and we are rushing to reach the place where we usually had our breakfast. We wait at the signal and a regular sight from Indian roads meets our eyes – an Indian ‘stray’ dog struggling to cross the road, wagging its tail tentatively at each passer-by and gazing up at every vehicle in an attempt to reach out to those inside. The definition of “stray” in the literal sense, applied to this dog – she looked lost, wandered around, drifted from one corner of the footpath to the other and clearly seemed direction-less. Yes, that in…
  • Humans of New Delhi

    Abhishek Joshi
    20 Jul 2014 | 2:32 am
    In this great city brimming with a billion breaths, every day is a story, every night a poem. Some make sense. Others wait to be deciphered. Lost in the vast bleakness of urban diaspora, sometimes I have come across humans too. Dust specks dance. All you need is a stray sun ray.Mile-aging a longer day in the cubicle, it was dark by the time I left the office premises. The punctured tire mocked me and I waded through the darkness for a mechanic. A sly smile greeted me at the makeshift workshop. Never a fan of the cigarette smoke, I strayed a little far off the nicotine periphery only to catch…
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    Paws to Talk

  • Ep. 045- Does Your Dog Need a Lawyer?

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

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

    14 Aug 2014 | 7:23 am
    Author, Bonnie Jae Dane tells us about her special bond with dogs and how it inspired her colorful novel, A Woman and Her Dog.
  • Ep. 042- How to Meditate with Your Dog in 10 minutes

    7 Aug 2014 | 4:45 am
    Margot Ahlquist, Creator of www.PawsToTalk.com and Professional Life Coach, shares the ins and outs about meditating with your dog so both of you get the maximum benefits.
  • Ep. 041- What Happens to Your Dog When...

    31 Jul 2014 | 5:58 am
    Do you have a plan in place for your dog should something unexpectedly happen to you? Cathy and Joe Connolly, authors of the book If I Should Die Before My Dog, share how a little bit of forward thinking can make all the difference.
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    Pet Nutrition and Animal Wellness on Mercola Healthy Pets

  • How Two 9-Year-Old Friends Saved an Endangered Species

    15 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Dr. Becker Visitors to Manuel Antonio National Park in Costa Rica can’t help but notice all the ropes strung across roads throughout the park, and many wonder why they are there. The story behind the ropes is actually quite captivating, and starts with two little girls who had a big idea. “Monkey Bridges” Save an Endangered Species from Extinction Fifteen years ago, 9-year-old friends Janine Licare and Aislin Livingstone had a common, if lofty, goal: they wanted to save the rainforest. To raise money, they set up a little roadside stand and sold hand-made trinkets. But the money they…
  • Dog Snores in Kitty’s Arms

    15 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    While she seems aware somebody’s watching, this sleepy kitty remains snuggled with her canine companion, her paw draped over him protectively. Comments (1)
  • Never Hike with Your Dog Before Considering These 4 Questions

    14 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Dr. Becker Hiking can be a wonderful activity and also great exercise for dog owners and their canine companions. There’s nothing like a few hours on the trail in the great outdoors to clear your mind and work those leg muscles, and most dogs relish any opportunity to explore the natural world. Needless to say, both human and canine hikers need to be reasonably fit before setting out. There are also several other precautions you should take to insure you and your furry best friend have an enjoyable outing together. Here are some things to consider before you and your dog hit the trail.
  • City the Kitty Hunts Down the Catnip

    14 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Not to be deterred by a mere kitchen drawer, City the Kitty finds the hidden catnip and wrestles it out of the baggie. It’s obvious that the trouble was worth it! Please note: According to City’s Facebook page, he was born with a stubbed tail.
  • Parrot Whistles a Happy Tune

    13 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Not many parrots are able to whistle such an intricate melody, but with a little encouragement, he’s the star of the show! Comments (1)
 
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    FlipFlop® Dogs » Blog

  • Our Valuation of a Veteran

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

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

    tmiltz
    11 Aug 2014 | 9:53 am
    What are FlipFlop Doggy Vacations For?   13 Reasons To Go On a FlipFlop Vacation     1. There’s no reason to be sad on vacation when you get 24 hour one-on-one care with someone who absolutely adores (and spoils) you. Keep smiling!     2. Who wouldn’t love to have an energetic, fun and happy little […] The post FlipFlop Doggy Vacations appeared first on FlipFlop® Dogs.
  • Summer Dog Safety Tips: Part 2

    tmiltz
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Dog Safety For the Summer Heat Unfortunately, summer is winding down. Although you still have a full month to make the summer of 2014 unforgettable, FlipFlop Dogs is here to remind you how to keep your dog safe in the last frenzy of summer vacations and last minute activities.   While our first Summer Dog Safety […] The post Summer Dog Safety Tips: Part 2 appeared first on FlipFlop® Dogs.
  • Summer Dog Treats

    tmiltz
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:32 am
    Homemade Recipes for Summer Dog Treats     Feeling the summer heat makes us think of one thing, how can we cool off? More importantly, how can our dogs cool off? I don’t know about you all, but our dogs love to lay in the summer warmth. We can’t blame them but we can help to […] The post Summer Dog Treats appeared first on FlipFlop® Dogs.
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    Your Dog Breeds

  • Hochzeitskleider All Over The World

    WPCurve
    14 Sep 2014 | 7:33 am
    Hochzeitskleider All Over The World Je nachdem, ob Sie sich für die klassische A-Linie, den mädchenhaften Empire-Schnitt oder eine figurbetonte Corsage entscheiden, können Sie die Vorzüge Ihrer Figur toll unterstreichen und kleine Schwachstellen kaschieren. Der Taillenansatz sitzt direkt unter dem Busen und gibt damit Platz für Ihr kleines (oder großes) Bäuchlein. Dann, endlich, die Worte Keiner von uns will günstige Brautkleider in der Sleepover Caroline Manzo wiederholte Appell zu hören: Möchte ich verlassen. Also, ich werde Ihnen heute Abendkleider zeigen, zwei spezifische…
  • Exklusive Hochzeitskleider & Brautmode In Hamburg

    WPCurve
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:52 am
    Exklusive Hochzeitskleider & Brautmode In Hamburg Auf den Webseiten wird dem Kunden ein ganz neues Einkaufserlebnis zu Teil und wenn doch einmal eine offene Frage zurückbleiben sollte, dann steht einer der kompetenten Mitarbeiter aus dem IMPOORIA Service Bereich der werdenden Braut 7 Tage in der Woche zur Verfügung, um auch die letzte Frage ausführlich zu beantworten. Wir nehmen Ihnen diese Arbeit gerne ab und verfassen Ihre Pressemitteilung für Sie: informativ, knackig, professionell, nur 79 Euro. Um die Wahrscheinlichkeit zu erhöhen, dass der Brautkleidkauf tatsächlich einer der…
  • Hochzeitskleider Hochzeitsanzüge

    WPCurve
    5 Aug 2014 | 3:49 pm
    Hochzeitskleider Hochzeitsanzüge Eine Sammlung, die auf unterschiedliche ästhetische, minimal, elegant und raffiniert gesendet wurde, wird es in http://www.dekaufen.de/abschlusskleider einem Moment in den neuen romantischen und ätherischen Kreationen mit Tausenden von Rüschen und Volants, Blumendekorationen wie Tüll und Organza Makro weich und verschleiert geworfen. Noch eindrucksvoller Schattierungen und Mode sind parallel: Elfenbein, Weiß-Creme, Perle, Creme und Champagner-Töne superglamourous abendkleider lang online , Make-up und Pastell. Aber es ist noch nicht alles, geben die…
  • Film Brautkleider To Remember

    WPCurve
    14 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Seien Der Leiter Turner mit exquisiten Abendkleider Ihr Leben wird mit vielen interessanten und unvergesslichen Sehenswürdigkeiten,die wirklich zeigen wird,wie Ihr Leben war und ist die eine Sache,die Sie wollen,um sicherzustellen,ist,dass all diese Meilensteine ​​Ihres Lebens sind magische gefüllt werden.Der Abschlussball ist eine solche Ereignis in Ihrem Leben,die Sie sein wollen,wirklich unglaublich und es gibt viele Wege,auf denen dies erreicht werden kann,aber die eine Sache,die es zu etwas Besonderem machen werden ist eine große Abschlussballkleid.Sobald Sie erhalten eine…
  • The Wire Fox Terrier

    Breeds
    29 May 2014 | 12:49 am
    Overview There Terrier is a very well known dog in today’s society. There are many different breeds of Terriers, most of which have developed throughout the years depending on the particular needs of their masters. The Wire Fox Terrier, also known as the Wirehaired Fox Terrier, is a hunting breed that was bred from a mix of four very distinctive Terriers: The Daschund and English Hound were bred together, and later bred again with a Fox Hound and Beagle. This striking mixture of brave and intelligent hunting dogs brings us the Wire Fox variety, which is spirited, fearless, brave, yet…
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    Not In The Dog House

  • Going, Going, Gone! What to do About Dogs who Escape

    Shelly Hawkins
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:40 pm
    So your dog has escaped out of the fence once again? If so, you may be frustrated and may likely be looking for a solution to keep your dog better contained. While erecting a better fence is the best approach, it is also ultimately important figuring out why your dog is escaping in the first […]The post Going, Going, Gone! What to do About Dogs who Escape appeared first on Not In The Dog House.
  • The ABC’S of Puppy Bite Inhibition

    Shelly Hawkins
    7 Sep 2014 | 6:26 pm
    Among the most important life lessons you need to teach your puppy, bite inhibition is one that you definitively don’t want to bypass. Bite inhibition goes hand in hand with puppy socialization, as both of them can really have an impact on how your dog will behave in the future. While with socialization we get […]The post The ABC’S of Puppy Bite Inhibition appeared first on Not In The Dog House.
  • How to Deal with Finicky Pooches

    Shelly Hawkins
    3 Sep 2014 | 1:20 am
    We are often used to seeing dogs steal food from counter tops and drool in anticipation for their meals, so it comes natural to remain quite baffled when dogs turn up their noses at their food bowls. What gives? When it comes to finicky dogs, they seem to fit into two whole different categories: dogs […]The post How to Deal with Finicky Pooches appeared first on Not In The Dog House.
  • Take The Heat Out of Hot Spots This Summer

    Shelly Hawkins
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:12 am
    So one morning you notice your dog is itching, licking and scratching, and then, just hours later, when you come home from work, you notice with horror an ugly, oozing spot on your dog that is now hairless and full of puss too! What has happened? Most likely, you are dealing with a skin condition […]The post Take The Heat Out of Hot Spots This Summer appeared first on Not In The Dog House.
  • Five Venomous Critters That Pose A Danger to Your Dog

    Shelly Hawkins
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:18 pm
    When the weather gets pleasant, more and more dogs and their owners enjoy spending time in the great outdoors. The inquisitive nature of dogs though puts them sometimes at risk for unpleasant and even dangerous encounters with all sorts of wild animals and critters. It’s important to always supervise your dog and know about his […]The post Five Venomous Critters That Pose A Danger to Your Dog appeared first on Not In The Dog House.
 
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    RottweilerHQ.com

  • Crate Training

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

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

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

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

    Andrew
    28 May 2014 | 11:21 am
    Tips For Leashes and Collars For Your Rottweiler It’s time for a walk!  Wait, I don’t have a leash and collar!  Well, we need to change that!  It is very important to choose the right collar and leash for your dog.  There are so many to choose from and so many pros and cons to consider. […]The post Dog Collar And Leash Tips appeared first on RottweilerHQ.com.Other posts you'll love:Leash Pulling Most Common Training Mistakes Exercising Tips And Ideas
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    Totally Goldens

  • How Much Water Does A Golden Retriever Need?

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

    Wendy
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Without guidance, dogs can grow up to develop some rather disagreeable behaviors. Jumping up on people, running off and refusing to return when off leash, eating poop and chewing our belongings to name just a few things that can make a dog hard to live with. So how do we prevent our dogs from growing ... The post Golden Retriever Obedience Training appeared first on Totally Goldens.
  • Golden Retriever FAQ

    Wendy
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:08 pm
    This article collects the most frequently asked questions about the Golden Retriever breed into one easy to search and use article. The aim is not to give extensive, detail rich and comprehensive answers. It’s to give ‘quick and dirty answers’ to the most common questions a person may ask when researching the breed. For more ... The post Golden Retriever FAQ appeared first on Totally Goldens.
  • When To Call The Vet For Your Golden Retriever

    Wendy
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:38 pm
    For a number of reasons it can be very hard to know or decide when you should call the vet for your Golden Retriever. For one thing, they aren’t able to talk like us and tell us when they’re hurt or feeling unwell. For another, in the wild a dog that shows signs of weakness ... The post When To Call The Vet For Your Golden Retriever appeared first on Totally Goldens.
  • How To Read Your Golden Retrievers Body Language

    Wendy
    14 Jul 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Although your Golden Retriever sometimes ‘speaks’ in barks and growls, most of their communication is done with body language. By using their facial features and holding their body in different postures, they have an elaborate second language without using sound that shows exactly how they think and feel. You just need to be able to ... The post How To Read Your Golden Retrievers Body Language appeared first on Totally Goldens.
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    Dog Breeds Information

  • Top 10 Guard Dogs Breeds

    admin
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:22 am
    Most dogs will try to defend you if you are threatened but the qualities needed for a good guard dogs are somewhat different. For example, your tiny Chihuahua may be fierce enough to chase away someone breaking into your home but he probably doesn’t possess the traits most people seek in a guard dog. A good guard dog can often defend the home just by his very presence. The sight of such a dog, who often looks imposing, can be enough to deter someone from bothering you or coming onto your property. Nor do you want a dog who will kill someone or who goes berserk. A good guard dog needs to be…
  • Best Dog Breeds for Families

    admin
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:03 am
    There are numerous factors to consider when picking the best dog breeds for families, and if you have small children, or if small children (grandchildren, nieces, nephews, neighbours) come visit your home frequently, there are some very important factors to consider. Here, we’re going to tell you some factors to consider when picking a dog breed that is good with children. First of all, when you have small children, it is best to get a new dog as a puppy rather than an adult. That way the animal will grow up familiar with the child or children, and will not feel threatened by them. The dog…
  • Working Group

    admin
    7 Aug 2014 | 11:58 pm
    Dogs to form part of the Working group are sized medium to extremely large. From protecting properties to performing water and avalanche rescues, these are dogs have invaluable assets to offer to their masters. Working traits of these dogs are seen used in specialized jobs, such as rescue operations, guarding properties, and as a police dog. In their early years, these dogs would be used to keep watch over their families, as well as to go to battle with their master and to attack its enemies. These breeds often come with high intelligence levels, so able to adapt to a job in a short space of…
  • Terrier Group

    admin
    7 Aug 2014 | 11:57 pm
    The Terrier group is a large one and includes three characteristic styles of coat: smooth (Jack Russell, Bull Terrier), soft (Kerry Blue, Wheaten Terrier), and wire (Miniature Schnauzer, Wire haired Fox Terrier). Only the wire hair breed will call for a regular professional grooming schedule. In part, this is in view of the water resistant nature of this style of coat. For dogs utilized in shows, a process call stripping is applied, but for pet wire-hair terriers owners only require regular specialist clipping to maintain the coat in good shape as necessary. Terriers are dogs with high…
  • Sporting Group

    admin
    7 Aug 2014 | 11:55 pm
    Sporting dogs were introduced to assist their masters in small game hunting. This group includes some the more beautiful dog breeds that appreciate energetic activity. These intelligent dogs will do well with two daily training sessions, generally consisting of a brisk walk in the mornings, and to play a game of fetch in the evening – these sessions can last twenty to thirty minutes each. A lot of these dogs are fond of water, so swimming can be a great pastime. The category of Sporting dogs is often divided by hunting enthusiast into their desired purpose, be it bird dogs, gun dogs and…
 
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    reefs.com

  • Search For Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Brings Ocean Secrets to Light

    Caitlin Goldenberg
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:29 am
    This is timely considering I was just complaining about how little we know about our oceans. It’s been six months since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 unceremoniously disappeared, and while investigation hasn’t lead to any trace of the Boeing, scientists have been able to delve into uncharted territory of the Indian Ocean as far as four miles deep. Turns out there’s all sorts of fun stuff down there like seamounts and volcanoes. These findings could help shed light to how the continents actually formed, as well as predicting tsunamis and forecasting ocean currents. These…
  • As If There Wasn’t Enough We Didn’t Know About The Earth’s Oceans…

    Caitlin Goldenberg
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:29 am
    Always keeping us out of a deep sea of inside jokes, earth strikes again with a giant secret ocean towards its core. This study is a bit dated, but it’s still pretty noteworthy in my opinion. Geophysicist Steve Jacobsen of Northwestern University and seismologist Brandon Schmandt from the University of New Mexico have unearthed evidence that somewhere around 400 miles below us lurks a massive body of water – but not quite the water that we know and love. Pressure and boiling temperatures cause the water to split into a hydroxal radical and join forces with minerals on a molecular…
  • Ways to revert threatened status for staghorns and elkhorns drafted

    Heidi dM
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:23 pm
    (Staghorn Coral Photo: Adona9)  Bad news: According to the Endangered Species Act (2006), elkhorn and staghorn corals are listed as threatened. BUT: A new draft recovery plan released by NOAA Fisheries at the beginning of the month identifies criteria that would allow the coral species to be removed from the ESA endangered and threatened species list.  (It’s so nice when someone finds a way to “reverse” damage that humans have done). Elkhorn and staghorn corals have declined by up to 97% since the 1970’s with the main causes of decline being disease,…
  • Seems a Tad Extreme – Woman Pays For Lifesaving Surgery For Goldfish

    Caitlin Goldenberg
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:12 pm
    I mean, if it was one of the Personatus angels I could understand, but to each their own. George is a 10-year-old goldfish residing in Australia. His owner had grown so attached to him over the years that she was more than willing to fork over $200 for a 45-minute surgery to remove a life-threatening tumor. Honestly, that doesn’t sound all that expensive, but I’m not well versed in goldfish tumor removal. ABC News reports he’s recovered and “as good as gold”. He should live happily ever after for the remainder of his life (which let’s be honest, is…
  • Well Now I Know What I’ll Be Watching Later – Biologists to Dissect Colossal Squid LIVE!

    Caitlin Goldenberg
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:48 pm
    Caught this little blurb on my newsfeed from IFLScience and was immediately hyped! The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and Auckland University of Technology got their hands on a completely intact colossal squid (one of two to ever be recovered that way) and are going to be cutting up the cephalopod streaming live! Enjoy such activities as sexing the squid, examining it’s stomach contents (spoiler alert: I bet it’s seafood), and all sorts of genetic tissue analysis. After the project, the arctic specimen will be put on display at the museum along with its 2008 counterpart.
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    PetCareSupplies

  • Glucosamine – How Useful is This Joint Supplement for Your Dog

    admin
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:32 am
    Many pet parents are very much concerned about their dog health, especially when their furry companion is facing the problem of joint degenerative disease. Arthritis is one of the most common age-related issues in canines, which they suffer from. When your dog starts showing signs of joint problem such as reluctant to walk, run or jump on the furniture, it is obvious that he is suffering from arthritis. When your dog starts having this problem, you will be much more concerned about his health. Usually, a vet advises to keep him on joint supplements along with other treatment, which are very…
  • Pet Vaccinations – Unveil the Hidden Truth behind It!

    admin
    8 Sep 2014 | 11:59 pm
    What you need to know about Pet Vaccinations? Vaccination is one of the hot topics discussed among veterinarians, animal health care centers, pet shelters and few of the most active pet parents. The main reason why vaccination has become the center of attraction of the present pet medical scenario is its importance along with side effects. When looking into the matter at one point we want to protect our furry pals from dreadful diseases and on the other hand, we are concerned about the health issues arising due to normal to over-vaccination. When you look at the vaccination arena in humans,…
  • What Things to Do to Reduce Stress in Cats

    admin
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:50 am
    Like dogs, cats do face stress and anxiety. Sometimes, it becomes difficult for pet parents to recognize whether their kitty is undergoing stress or not. Most cats face stress due to number of situations ranging from physical pain, medical treatment to some unwanted environment created in the house. Let us first find the different reasons that cause stress in cats. Sickness Body pain Boredom Fear Death of a human caretaker or loss of the playmate Environmental stress like moving to a new home Adoption by a family Addition of a new animal member in the family eg: dog or a cat. All these are…
  • Pet Travel Tips – For First Time Fliers

    admin
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:47 am
    Are you planning a trip with your pet this summer? If yes then you are going to have a great time ahead. With your best friend on your side, you cannot expect anything but super fun. While fancying about this wonderful time, you must also keep into account your pet’s needs during the flight. What seems like a frolic time may turn into a traumatic experience if you do not remain careful. It would be good to prepare a checklist beforehand to make the flying experience comfortable for your pet. Checklist for parents flying first time with their pet: Early booking: Every airline has its own pet…
  • Negative Pressure Wound Therapy – A Special Technique of Wound Repair in Dogs

    admin
    8 Aug 2014 | 3:47 am
    Just like children, wounds are a normal part of a dog’s life. Their active life and jumping nature makes them vulnerable to physical damage. In addition, their aggression is also a reason behind getting skin cuts, wounds and lesions. For normal wounds, the treatment involves wound cleansing and applying wound repair creams while for severe wounds surgical help is the only solution. What is NPWT? Negative Pressure Wound Therapy is another method of treating severe wounds in dogs. It has been used since a couple of years and has shown exceptional results. It is about healing the wound by…
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    Sometimes Cats Herd You

  • Taste Test Tuesday: Turkey Liver Munchies from Primal

    feline
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Pierre: This month, our friends at Chewy offered to let us try out freeze-dried liver munchies from Primal Pet Foods. We were pretty excited about these because they’re made of only one thing: freeze dried turkey liver. No vegetables, no fillers, no added salt or sugar, no chemicals that cats can’t pronounce. I like how that sounds! Pierre: So let’s get on with the important part, the tasting! Ashton: Hey, that looks like a really big piece. Aren’t you going to share?    Pierre: These turkey liver pieces are freeze-dried as-is, so they are different sizes, and some…
  • A Work of Art

    feline
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Newton: A while back, we supported the crowdfunding for Tiny Timmy’s Dirty Flea Soap, and we have been eagerly waiting for a painting as our incentive for our support. The package from the wonderful artist Sheala Bacon has arrived, and I can’t wait to see my painting! Newton: Wait a minute!  I don’t think this resembles me very much. There must be a mistake. Ashton: That’s because it isn’t a painting of you. Sometimes it’s not all about you, Newton. It’s a painting of me! Ashton: I love my painting, Sheala. Thank you so much! I can’t wait to…
  • A Houseguest Is Among Us

    feline
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Newton: It wasn’t just a rumor. There’s a really a houseguest here. And he’s great! I think all houseguests are pretty great. They are fun to watch, they will feed me from the breakfast table, and when they go out, I love to check out what they brought for me in their suitcases. Maybe they wear me out a little, but it’s totally worth it to have so much entertainment from somebody new around here. I haven’t seen much of Pierre since our houseguest got here. He’s been spending a lot of time trying to blend in with the clothes in the closet. And Ashton……
  • Coyotes and Outdoor Cats Don’t Mix

    feline
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    A sign recently appeared in our neighborhood that made us sad. One of our neighbors lost their cat to a coyote and wanted to warn everybody else so that it didn’t happen to them, too. Lots of people think of coyotes as creatures who live on the prairies, and they remember them as part of wild west tales. Maybe you think of coyotes as desert-dwellers because you remember the coyote who never quite caught the road runner in the cartoons. That used to be true. Since the 1700s, coyotes have expanded their range first to the west and then eastward until they are found in all of the…
  • Wordless Wednesday: Newton was Here Edition

    feline
    9 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Wordless Wednesday: Newton was Here Edition was originally published on Sometimes Cats Herd You.
 
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    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.
  • Are Dogs Color Blind?

    Justin Williamson
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:13 am
    Are dogs color blind? There has been a long-standing myth surrounding the colors that a dog is capable of seeing. When I was a kid, I was always told that dogs can only see in black and white. I never thought that sounded accurate, but didn’t give it too much thought. Now that I am […] The post Are Dogs Color Blind? appeared first on Owned by a Boxer.
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    Petnook - The Animal Lovers' Corner

  • Behind Every Good Whisky Is A Trusty Distillery Cat

    QRator
    9 Sep 2014 | 4:16 pm
    As the great poet T.S. Eliot once said: The naming of cats is a difficult matter. It isn't just one of your holiday games.
  • Dogs Love Being Petted Way More Than Verbal Praise

    QRator
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:47 pm
    New research has revealed that dogs love being petted more than anything, and while verbal praise is also welcome, for a canine nothing comes close to long hard stroking. The co-author of the new study, Dr
  • Dogs That Are Totally Stoned Out of Their Minds

    GopiPetnook
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:49 pm
    Sure, sloths are totally chill, but we all know that dogs are the true stoners of the animal world. Think about it: They always want to play fetch, they love head rubs, they chill outside whenever possible and they’ll basically eat anything right off the ground. Oh, and the whole frisbee obsession? Yeah, we’re on […]
  • The Mysterious Lives Of Cats

    GopiPetnook
    24 Aug 2014 | 11:35 am
    Cats are funny creatures, and while they are known for being ‘independent’ some cats are actually incredibly needy. They want food, love, play time, cat nip, and plenty of toys to scratch those long claws on. These black and white images of cats highlight just how unique and mysterious the feline truly is.
  • Does Your Cat Have a Sweet Tooth?

    QRator
    15 Aug 2014 | 4:22 am
    Cat owners may claim that their beloved pets love ice cream and doughnuts, but it’s the fat that cats enjoy. Felines’ taste receptors can’t detect sugar
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    Beverly Hills Dog Training

  • 10 Tips for Camping with your Dog

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

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

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

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

    Tatiana Cantu CPCT, M.S.
    9 Jul 2014 | 9:54 am
    The dapper Boston Terrier is often admired for his handsome good looks. The breed is sometimes called “the American Gentleman” because he looks a bit like he’s wearing a tuxedo, especially the black and white dogs. These dogs also have…Read more ›
 
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    NextGen Dog

  • New Study: Bacterium That Kills Malignant Tumors in Dogs

    NGD Staff
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:12 am
    NextGen Dog NextGen Dog - #1 Evidence-based Source on Dog Health More breakthrough discoveries are coming forth from the field of canine cancer research, as scientists have potentially discovered the most effective solution to dealing with tumors in dogs and humans. According to new research, scientists have found another form of treating cancer – a mutant type of a bacterium that seems to be an aggressive and precise killer of malignant tumors. It also appears that it is a lively activator of the body’s immune system. The bacterium Clostridium novyi lives in soil, and…
  • Studies Suggest Dogs Keen on Submitting to Their Owners

    NGD Staff
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:09 am
    NextGen Dog NextGen Dog - #1 Evidence-based Source on Dog Health Another study further demonstrates how distanced domesticated dogs are from their ancestors, and how much different they are from pack animals, while also being strongly dependent on their humans. Recently, two scientists at Messerli Research Institute at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna have been studying lab-raised dogs as well as wolf packs to better understand these groups, and how they respond to human dominance. Zsófia Virányi and Friederike Range, both comparative psychologists, came to the conclusion…
  • Dogs Being Trained to Detect the Smell of Cancer

    NGD Staff
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:29 am
    NextGen Dog NextGen Dog - #1 Evidence-based Source on Dog Health With dogs having such a strong sense of smell, it’s not surprising that researchers are trying to find ways on how to use canine’s abilities to detect cancer.  PBS have done a great report on researchers that have been exploring the possibility of cancerous tumors having a particular odor. So maybe dogs can pick up on that smell? Some doctors believe this area of research may lead to more efficient screening methods and cancer treatment procedures. Featured photo courtesy of Penn Vet Working Dog Center The post…
  • How to Prevent Ear Infection in Dogs

    NGD Staff
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:18 am
    NextGen Dog NextGen Dog - #1 Evidence-based Source on Dog Health Dogs have a tendency to get ear infections if you aren’t careful. Here’s how to prevent ear infection in dogs with help from a dynamic, holistic and conventional veterinarian in this short YouTube video from Dr. Jena Questen. The post How to Prevent Ear Infection in Dogs appeared first on NextGen Dog.
  • Amazing! Dog Desperately Trying to Save the Fish

    NGD Staff
    8 Sep 2014 | 12:51 pm
    NextGen Dog NextGen Dog - #1 Evidence-based Source on Dog Health Watch this dog desperately trying to to help dying fish to survive out of water. You’ll be amazed. “In the city of Phetchaburi in Thailand, a dog discovered the fish out of the water and unconscious on the pavement. It will try not to let them die by spraying water with its snout. Besides the fish are few puddles. The dog will then sprinkle the fish, as if he wished they would not die.” The post Amazing! Dog Desperately Trying to Save the Fish appeared first on NextGen Dog.
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    Fitdog Sports Club » Blog

  • Health Brief: What is a hot spot?

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

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

    Andrea Servadio
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:16 pm
    Bringing home a new puppy can be exciting but also overwhelming for you both! Luckily, a little preparation and establishing routines right away will help smooth out the transition and give you both a boost of confidence. Remember, everything is brand new to your puppy, so it’s up to you as pack leader to teach them about good and bad behavior and introduce them to the rules of their new home. Fitdog’s puppy tips Potty train right. Buy an expandable crate. This piece of equipment will help to potty train your new puppy while also ensuring they feel secure and comfortable at night. Set the…
  • How to find the best dog bed for your pup

    Andrea Servadio
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:24 pm
    There are a number of things to consider when choosing a bed for your dog. With so many great options available, how do you know which one to choose? First, pay attention to how your dog relaxes and what position they typically sleep in. Below are the four basic sleep positions: Curlers (Donut) Burrowers (Nesting) Leaners (Bolster) Sprawlers (Lounging/Pillow and Mat) You’ll also want to consider your dog’s age, size, breed and physical condition. Larger breeds, seniors and dogs that are experiencing joint pain will need more support. Orthopedic and warming beds can provide much needed…
  • Terrance’s Tips: Is your dog an Alpha? Beta? Or Omega?

    Andrea Servadio
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:31 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 he’s sharing some of those tips to help all of us keep our dogs happy, safe, and healthy. Look for “Terrance’s Tips” on our blog and on Facebook. There are three main types of dog personalities. Understanding which one your dog most falls into will help you to better understand and interact with your dog. Alpha: This…
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    Puppy Leaks

  • Cooper is seeking his forever home in Michigan

    Jen Gabbard
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:28 am
    Cooper is seeking his forever home in Michigan Cooper has been looking for his forever home for 2 years. Although he’s well taken care of with the folks at A New Leash on Life what he really wants is a nice forever family to call his own. He’s approximately 3 years old and loves the company of other dogs. He chases cats so a home without felines is recommended. He’s super sweet, fun loving, and up for anything. He’ll make a great companion for someone who loves life as much as he does. If you’re interested in Cooper please e-mail anewleashonlife@hotmail.com to…
  • Does My Dog Have Fleas? How To Get Rid Of Fleas For Good

    Jen Gabbard
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:35 am
    Does My Dog Have Fleas? “Our dog has fleas” is one of the most dreaded statements any pet owner can make. They’re gross blood eating parasites that give most of us the creeps. Just thinking about them can make some of us itch. They’re not any less annoying for our pets either. Fleas are notoriously hard to get rid of. In order to effectively rid your home and pet of fleas you need to treat the whole life cycle. Fleas are the most common cause of scratching and itching in dogs. They are very active insects, feeding on blood from both dogs and people. They’re more…
  • Dogs Seeing Snow For The First Time – Funny Dog Videos

    Jen Gabbard
    14 Sep 2014 | 3:37 pm
    Dogs Seeing Snow For The First Time – Funny Dog Videos   This video is of Link, a 2 year old rescue dog from California experiencing his first snow.   via raventhecrazyone   Daisy’s first experience with snow.   Tessa sees snow for the first time.   6 month old German Shepherd sees snow for the first time. Do your dogs love snow? Laika went crazy the first time she saw snow, she absolutely loves it. The post Dogs Seeing Snow For The First Time – Funny Dog Videos appeared first on Puppy Leaks.
  • Safety Tips For Walking Your Dog During Hunting Season

    Jen Gabbard
    12 Sep 2014 | 5:18 pm
    Safety Tips For Walking Your Dog During Hunting Season Hunting season will soon be underway across the United States. It can be a dangerous time for pets. If you live out in the country like I do you’ll probably want to take some extra precautions when taking your dog out this fall. The dogs most at risk are those that accompany hunters but you should also take some extra precautions for your family pet. Even though hunters are encouraged to recognize their target before shooing accidents can happen. Dog’s need to get daily exercise and for a lot of us that includes outdoor walks.
  • Is Your Dog a Velcro Dog?

    Jen Gabbard
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:07 am
    Is Your Dog a Velcro Dog?   When I first got my dog Laika she was always nearby. If she wasn’t at my side she was strategically placed to have a clear line of vision to me. It used to creep me out somewhat. I’d never had a velcro dog before and I felt like I had my own little personal stalker. Separation Anxiety vs. Velcro Dog A lot of times velcro dogs and dogs that have separation anxiety are clumped together because both are seen as having anxiety from being away from their owner. Many dogs that exhibit separation anxiety have a tendency to be velcro dogs, but not all…
 
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    Incredible Paws

  • Dog Eats 43.5 Socks. And We Wonder Why Their Breath Stinks…

    admin
    4 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    We’re all used to losing a sock or two in the laundry. Where they go nobody knows, but speculation rarely falls on the dog. After all, they wouldn’t be dumb enough to eat your socks would they? Well, this Great Dane did in fact chow down on sock after sock, until he had an astounding 43.5 of them inside his aching stomach. “We opened up his stomach and kept removing sock after sock of all different shapes and sizes,” Dr. Ashley Magee at DoveLewis Animal Hospital in Portland, Oregon. We’ve seen dogs eat some weird things, but this probably takes the cake. Luckily…
  • Dogs Throw Huge Labor Day Pool Party And It’s a Ripper!

    admin
    4 Sep 2014 | 8:37 am
  • Brilliant! Vending Machine Gives Stray Dogs Food in Return for Bottles.

    admin
    4 Sep 2014 | 1:24 am
    Here’s an invention that we’d like to see used more around the world. In Istanbul there’s a machine that rewards stray dogs with food when they bring it plastic bottles. We aren’t quite sure how it works to train the dogs initially, but the company behind it, Pugedon, clearly has a good thing going. Istanbul is home to one of the largest stray dog populations, and there have even been attempts to poison the dogs that roam the streets. It’s good to see this sort of invention that solves two problems at once.
  • French Bulldog’s Bedtime Tantrum is the Definition of “Cute”

    admin
    3 Sep 2014 | 2:13 am
    We haven’t seen a pup with this sort of fiesty personality in, well maybe ever! Just wait until you see the smack talking this little fella does – at 0:21 my heart just about completely melted.
  • These Dogs Have No Idea What to Make of This Magic Trick

    admin
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:04 pm
    What happens when you do magic for a dog? If it involves a floating hot dog, the answer is they get pretty freaked out. Most of them at least – you’ll have to watch the video below to see which ones is brave enough to test the waters.
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    Top Dog Tips

  • What is Dogs Trust UK?

    Angela Sawyer
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:19 am
    I’m an American, but have recently visited the UK and naturally explored their take on dog ownership. I’m now officially an avid supporter of the Dogs Trust UK, and would like to talk a little about them and show you why I believe they stand out from the rest of dogs welfare charities from around the globe. What is Dogs Trust UK? Dogs Trust is an animal welfare charity based in the United Kingdom. Their primary focus is the well-being of dogs. “We never destroy a healthy dog.“ Their reason and motto is self explanatory. They never put a healthy dog down, which in…
  • Taste of the Wild Dry Dog Food Review

    Angela Sawyer
    6 Sep 2014 | 12:47 pm
    A while ago, my dog had stopped taking any interest in the kibble I was feeding her — I guess dogs also get tired of certain types of food, go figure. I took her to the vet and I was told that everything was a-okay with Sophie, and maybe I should change her diet. I did, and for the first time I went with Taste of the Wild dry dog food based on reviews. But let’s not jump ahead too quickly. I’m going to backtrack a little to give you more details on what was going on with Sophie. My problem was mostly because she was eating far less than she used to and the impact of…
  • Instinct Raw Dog Food Review Nature’s Variety Raw Boost

    Angela Sawyer
    4 Sep 2014 | 12:22 pm
    I was on a lookout to try a new brand of decent grain-free dog food for my old friend. Being considered as one of the better options available online and recommended to me by multiple dog owners, I went ahead and bought a bag of Nature’s Variety Raw Boost, and this is my Instinct raw dog food review Some dogs can be very caprice. I know my Labrador sure is! Oftentimes I’m finding myself trying to convince my old friend to eat something, and there are times when he wouldn’t eat at all for days. My aim was to get him excited about food that’s not treats. At one…
  • More Tips to Stop Dog Barking: Command Training

    Angela Sawyer
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:57 am
    Dogs are good companions and are a delight to play with. There are times, though, when their incessant barking can become excessive, which can be annoying to downright irritating if not remedied. We’ve first discussed this topic last week, but here are some more tips for you to learn how to stop dog barking. As we all already know, dogs bark for many different reasons: to warn of perceived intruders, strangers or some other danger, to ask for something (“request barking”), out of excitement, or other vague whims a dog might come up with out of sheer boredom. Dogs bark as…
  • Zuke’s Mini Naturals Dog Treats Review: How Are They?

    Angela Sawyer
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Back when I was backpacking across Himalayas, in the middle of my climb on Mount Everest, I noticed that my dog could use a quick snack, so I got Zuke’s out and… No, that’s not what happened, although I wish that would’ve been the truth. In reality, my Jack Russell is an extremely active pet, so occasionally I’d like to give him healthy treats in between meals as a quick reward for doing something. Those are Zuke’s Mini Naturals dog treats. I discovered Zukes dog treats after I started training my dog. They can quite possibly be the most perfect dog…
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    Westie Dog

  • Westie Chewing

    Westie Dog
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:37 am
    Chewing during the teething stage of your Westies development is a normal activity, not just for West Highland Terriers, but for all dogs. Chewing actually helps your Westie relieve pain that is caused by new teeth cutting their gums as they enter their mouth. It is important that during this stage you train your dog on what can and cannot be chewed, failure to do so can result in an adult dog that continues to chew objects such as furniture, shoes, and clothing. WESTIE PUPPY CHEWING Several different methods exist to help control your Westies chewing habits. For starters provide your dog…
  • Clipping Your Westies Nails

    Westie Dog
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:05 am
    Managing the length of your West Highland Terriers nails is very important for your dogs overall health and the safety of those who interact with your Westie. You will notice that your Westies nails grow faster than other dogs, this is because West Highland Terriers are “earth dogs” and their propensity to dig has resulted in faster nail growth through evolution. Allowing your dogs nails to grow long can cause serious pain to your Westie. Overtime the nails will curl back into your dogs paw causing discomfort and altering the way in which your Westie is able to walk. People or other pets…
  • Taking Your Westie To The Beach

    Westie Dog
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:17 am
    A beach day with your Westie can be a blast! After all who doesn’t enjoy a little sun, sand and the opportunity to chase a bunch of birds? With just a little preparation you and your dog will be set for that perfect day at the beach. Get the Right Supplies As with any trip you want to make sure you have the right stuff packed for the adventure, going to the beach with your Westie is no exception. Some essential items you will need for a dog trip to the beach include: Dog bowl & water – As common sense as this may sound you would not believe how often owners forgot to provide their…
  • White Shaking Dog Syndrome

    Westie Dog
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:02 am
    White Shaking Dog Syndrome is an idiopathic condition, which can occur in Westies, that induces involuntary tremors throughout the entire body. This continual shaking makes it difficult for the dog to eat, drink, go to the bathroom and perform simple motor functions. The cause of the disorder is unknown but inflammation of the dog’s cerebellum generates the shaking symptoms that define the disease. The onset of the condition is normally between 1-2 years of age and can include less mild symptoms such as a head tilt, lack of coordination, or difficulty walking. While not common in West…
  • Brushing Your Westie

    Westie Dog
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:38 am
    Brushing your Westie is an important grooming activity that promotes the overall health of your dog. The ideal frequency for combing and brushing your Westie is daily, but at a minimum you should plan two to three sessions a week. Brushing your West Highland Terrier helps keep skin and hair healthy by distributing naturally secreted oils throughout your dog’s coat. Brushing your Westie can also prevent the hair from getting matted, something Westie coats are extremely susceptible to around their legs, armpits, and furnishings. HOW TO BRUSH To properly brush your Westie you must first insure…
 
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    Dachshund Appreciation Society

  • The Dachshund Puppy and the Ghost Crab

    thehilson
    11 Sep 2014 | 2:32 pm
    All I am going to say about this video is that you need to see it! Watch this awesome dachshund come face to face with a ghost crab. I am pleased to tell you that no crabs (or dogs) were harmed in the making of this video….  Ghost crabs look pretty freaky to me – all pale and… well… crab like… and dachshunds are cute as buttons, but that’s to a human eye… Imagine how horrific a wildly over enthusiastic dachshund puppy would look to a little ghost crab who finds himself cut off from the ocean… Watching the crab negotiate its way to the safety of…
  • Watch this Dachshund puppy go crazy!

    thehilson
    10 Sep 2014 | 4:06 pm
    You gotta love it – a dachshund puppy going crazy for no apparent reason! This video, as much as any other, is totally worth watching. Why not subscribe to our video channel on youtube? That way you will always be notified of new videos … Or of course you could subscribe the websites email list and get the notification straight from us.        
  • Train your dachshund to sit on command

    thehilson
    10 Sep 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Training your dog to sit is really important. Way more important than teaching it to shake your hand, so I know I confused a lot of people by launching my ‘train your dachshund‘ series with shaking hands rather than sitting… But just because this article wasn’t first doesn’t mean to say that its not important. Think about it for a moment – there are loads of situations where it could be really helpful to know that your pet is sitting down rather than running around like a crazy thing! So yes, this trick actually has real world applications beyond being good…
  • Meet Toby, The Shop Lifting Dachshund Puppy

    thehilson
    9 Sep 2014 | 3:29 pm
    This video cracks me up. Its the latest instalment from our You Tube channel  and you are going to love it. Ladies and gentlemen, meet Toby. Toby is a gorgeous dachshund puppy with an eye for the finer things in life… but it becomes clear that although he may love them, paying for them is most definitely not something he cares for one little bit. At first his owners encourage him, since its pretty cute to see a dachshund stroll up to the checkout with the toy of his choice between his jaws, but joy turns to shock and embarrassment as it becomes clear that Toby has no intention of…
  • How to get your dachshund to shake hands

    thehilson
    9 Sep 2014 | 1:23 pm
    There are some great resources out there for training your dog, like 101 Dog Tricks, but just telling you about the resources would be no fun. I wanted to give you some hints and tips of my own. Now, I am not a professional, and I don’t have a book published or anything, but I know a thing or two about training dogs, so I thought I would give a few words from experience… People will tell you that the most important first command to teach is the ‘sit’ command. And its true that its really important. But when starting something like dog training, its important to start…
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