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  • Here's Why Your Dog's Feet Smell Like Fritos

    Lifestyle | Lifestyle
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    What is that bizarre, yet strangely comforting, odor emanating from the general direction of your dog? All you're certain of is that your dog stinks, and it's been bothering you for a while. When the dog nestles into her dog bed for an evening nap, you decide to conduct an unscientific survey. Moving your nose about and inhaling gently at various points, the source reveals itself powerfully. As you reach the base of your dog's feet, you find that they reek of ... Fritos? Share this image Dog's paw by Shutterstock. You find your fingers insensibly moving toward the dog's feet, and as they push…
  • How Can I Get the Mats Out of My Cat’s Fur?

    Cat Advice | Paws and Effect
    The Paws and Effect Gang
    22 Feb 2015 | 4:10 pm
    Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: Photo CC-BY-SA Jim H. Recently we helped rescue an adult female Maine Coon mix who was living near our local river walk. She has been spotted there for about 1 month. She is now less nervous around us but still leery of much contact. She will allow me to gently brush her coat along her spine and a bit to each side of it. The undercoat on her belly and neck has areas that are very matted. What do you suggest be done with these matted areas and how do we accomplish your suggestions? Thank you for all you do. ~ Donna Siouxsie: Funny you should…
  • Fraudsters Preying on Dogsters

    Terrierman's Daily Dose
    28 Feb 2015 | 9:17 am
    I got two reports of something that sounds miraculoulsy implausible. The folks at Canine Chronicle report: Escape Alert, LLC filed international patents for a revolutionary implantable GPS microchip for pets which will alert owners if their pet has escaped and enable them to track their pet’s exact location using GPS from an implanted microchip in the pet’s body. This is the first implantable chip with GPS. While implantable microchips for pets have been around for many years they are passive until read by scanners, do not have GPS, and are not able to track a pet’s location or alert…
  • The Boston Area's Massive Snow Piles Are Putting Dogs in Danger

    The Scoop | The Scoop
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:35 am
    The Boston area set an inglorious record on Thursday. With two-tenths of an inch, the city reached exactly 102 inches for this winter, which is the second-highest amount in recorded history, just 5.6 inches behind the all-time mark set in 1995-96. But that's not the incredible part. If you only counted the 89.4 inches of snow that fell in the region between Jan. 25 and Feb. 26 -- a span of just 33 days -- it would still be the fourth-highest amount of snow in Boston for an entire winter. And because February is also going into the books as the second-coldest February in Boston's recorded…
  • See the Beautiful Friendship Between a Dog and an Owl

    The Scoop | The Scoop
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:35 am
    Contrary to the much-quoted line from Ghostbusters, dogs and cats living together -- even being good buddies -- isn't that unusual. In my experience, as long as the dog learns the simple truth that the cat is in charge, everything is cool. But after all, anyone who shares a house with a cat has to learn that lesson. Share this image (All photos via Tanja Brandt) A dog pairing up with an owl, on the other hand, is completely new to me. However, German photographer Tanja Brandt has a lovely gallery of pictures on her website showing the bond between her Shepherd, Ingo, and a tiny owl named…
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    PetsitUSA Blog

  • Looking for Featured Pet Sitters

    28 Feb 2015 | 5:18 pm
    It’s been a while since there has been a featured pet sitter or business on PetsitUSA.  We would like to post an interview from pet sitters that has been in the business for years and thinks they could provide helpful information to other pet sitters, especially ones who are just getting started.  If you are interested, send an email to PetsitUSA!  The interview will be posted on this blog and a link to it will be posted on PetsitUSA’a social media outlets.
  • Pet Food Recall: Limited Quantity of Nutrisca Dry Dog Food

    12 Feb 2015 | 7:35 pm
    Tuffy’s Pet Foods, Inc. has issued a recall of a limited amount of 4 pound bags of Nutrisca Chicken and Chick Pea Recipe Dry Dog Food.  The official FDA report is below and can also be found here. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE– February 11, 2015 – Perham, MN – Tuffy’s Pet Foods, Inc. of Perham, MN is voluntarily recalling specific lots of 4 lb. bags of Nutrisca Chicken and Chick Pea Recipe Dry Dog Food because they have the potential to be contaminated withSalmonella. Tuffy’s manufactured the product for Nutrisca. Salmonellacan affect animals eating the products and there is…
  • Pet Food Recall: Pet International Inc. 6″ Beef Trachea Pet Treat

    12 Feb 2015 | 7:24 pm
    The FDA has released a pet food recall for 6″ Beef Trachea Pet Treats.  You can find the official report below and here. Contact:Consumer:(305) 591-3338 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE— February 11, 2015 — Pet International of Miami, Florida is recalling 1500 units of 6” Beef Trachea Pet Treat because it has the potential to be contaminated withSalmonella.Salmonellacan affect animals (i.e. dogs) eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any…
  • PocketSuite with Apple Pay!

    5 Feb 2015 | 6:08 pm
    The app PocketSuite has recently been added to listing of each pet sitting business.  The latest update is that pet sitters can now accept Apple Pay from an iPhone 6 client.  The official statement is below: Apple Payfor Dog Trainers PocketSuiteis the quickest and most affordable way for you to get paid for the services you offer.And now PocketSuite has teamed up withApple Payto give your clients the most secure and convenient way to pay you. Using PocketSuite, your customers can now pay any invoice and confirm any job with Apple Pay!    
  • Pet Food Recall: J.J. Fuds Chicken Tender Chunks

    26 Jan 2015 | 7:33 pm
    The latest pet food recall wasn’t posted by the FDA.  Instead, it was found at PR Newswire and  The official information: J.J. Fuds in Valparaiso, IN is recalling a select lot and product of J.J. Fuds Chicken Tender Chunks Pet Food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache,…
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    The Pet Blog Lady - Celebrating Our Pets

  • Interview with Kristin Morrison - Author of Six-Figure Pet Sitting and Six-Figure Pet Business

    The Pet Blog Lady
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:37 pm
    Thank you so much Kristin for taking the time to answer my questions.  You are such a huge inspiration to pet lovers everywhere wanting to turn their passion into a rewarding career, financially and personally.  How did you get started as a pet sitter and dog walker? I was in a place of wanting to make a career transition and I kept trying to figure out what field to go into but nothing was calling me. I had always loved animals and from a very early age had wanted to work with animals. I felt very frustrated that I couldn't figure out what to do for work that would feel fulfilling so…
  • "Never Say Never… A Soi Dog Legend Adopted! We Need Your Help!

    The Pet Blog Lady
    23 Feb 2015 | 3:56 pm
    Hello everyone!!  -  I am reaching out to my readers to help make Domonic's journey to Canada a reality.  We are ideally looking for a travel volunteer to accompany him from Thailand back to Vancouver, but we are now running a fundraising campaign to pay for his transport in case a traveler cannot be secured.   All excess funds will be donated to Soi Dog.    Announcement from Soi Dog:  Soi Dog’s most popular resident and ambassador is withdrawing from his strenuous duties of welcoming visitors to the shelter… Domonic is retiring to Canada! Many of you will be familiar with…
  • The OurPet’s Company Launches New Pet Zone® Cat Toys

    The Pet Blog Lady
    19 Feb 2015 | 4:02 pm
    As a pet blogger I am always looking for cool new products being launched.  Be sure to enter the draw at the bottom of the post for all four new products!  (Open to readers residing in the USA due to shipping)   Disclosure:  I received product as compensation, making one of my friend's cats very, very happy.   The OurPet's Company (OPCO), a leading proprietary pet supply company, is launching several new products in its line of Pet Zone® cat toys. The new toys include the Pet Zone Pounce House Cat Tunnel, Pet Zone Romp-A-Round Floor Toy, Pet Zone KittyKicker, and Pet Zone…
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    Art Dog Blog

  • Photoshop Tutorial on Doggy Eyes

    25 Feb 2015 | 1:12 pm
    This week I proofed sweet little Oscar. His original photograph was pretty awesome. The only real issue I needed to address before I could start painting was the eye to our left (his right eye), was a tad bit dark. I created a quick video tutorial that shows my process. Join me in Dallas on April 11th and 12th for a Photoshop workshop where I teach my students to use the wacom drawing tablet and the smudge tool in Photoshop to create stunning pet portraits from their very own snapshots. Over the years I have had so many clients that like playing art director and I know half of them were…
  • Pet Portraits with Toys

    19 Feb 2015 | 9:42 am
    "Beufford"© rebecca collins /  artpaw.comI love doing artwork of pets with toys!  In this case the client asked me to change the green toy to red. She had ordered a small 14 x 14 and yet the square format did not allow for the entire long toy to be included so I offered her a free size upgrade to a 20 x 14. This is an unusual long rectangle and a custom size that fits the subject(s) perfectly.You can check out all of Beufford's proofing options over at Smug Mug.
  • Productive Day

    18 Feb 2015 | 3:16 pm
    "Kota"© rebecca collins artpaw.comWell today was productive and I am finally turning the corner on this dumb flu virus.  Evelyn came in this morning and she shipped out Kota and organized the shipping shed.  I spent most of the morning on the computer ordering supplies and working on a couple of portrait projects. This afternoon I was rather naughty and took a break in the middle of the afternoon to rest and watch Mr. Peabody and Sherman.  I never watch TV in the daytime, but this children's animation was just the ticket for me today. The dogs curled up next to me and I really…
  • Sick Days for the Self Employed

    13 Feb 2015 | 10:11 am
    A lot of folks think that being self employed means having an easier time taking off for sickness and emergencies. In reality those of us that work at home have nobody to answer our e-mails or phones when we are sick and nobody at all to handle our projects. And when your office is only 10 steps away from your sick bed it is so easy to say, well I have time for one blog post or I can answer e-mail for 30 minutes and then that turns into half a day.  I am battling a weird flu and My Dr. wants me to take off until the 16th, feeling a bit better I was going to ignore him today and then…
  • Unexpected Beauty

    12 Feb 2015 | 2:17 pm
    Some of you guys that follow the blog know that for the last 6 months we have been undergoing a major renovation and addition to our tiny East Dallas bungalow.  We have been living with a big tree house in our back yard ... very big.Sometimes it has felt like there is this giant war zone of construction mess happening in my backyard, and yet sometimes the rawness of it all and the different stages are just so very beautiful.  Today my breath was taken away by the beauty of these tree shadows hiding behind a plastic sheet they recently placed over this window opening.Tree ShadowsWhen…
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    Terrierman's Daily Dose

  • Fraudsters Preying on Dogsters

    28 Feb 2015 | 9:17 am
    I got two reports of something that sounds miraculoulsy implausible. The folks at Canine Chronicle report: Escape Alert, LLC filed international patents for a revolutionary implantable GPS microchip for pets which will alert owners if their pet has escaped and enable them to track their pet’s exact location using GPS from an implanted microchip in the pet’s body. This is the first implantable chip with GPS. While implantable microchips for pets have been around for many years they are passive until read by scanners, do not have GPS, and are not able to track a pet’s location or alert…
  • Slightly Used Blonde Needs Home, Age 20-45

    28 Feb 2015 | 5:37 am
    Click to enlarge. Source.This is how the world "places" dogs, especially Pit Bulls, with the worst pictures taken at the worst day of a dog's life, with a sad story about abandonment, and with massive restrictions on adoption and a "drop dead" date on top. Any wonder why so many dogs are euthanized?From: Terrierman's Daily Dose To order the book. web site.
  • LLAP By Paying It Forward

    28 Feb 2015 | 5:31 am
    From: Terrierman's Daily Dose To order the book. web site.
  • Giving a Bad Name to Class Action Lawsuits

    27 Feb 2015 | 3:30 am
    Purina is more than fine, but that tennis ball might end up being a problem.Because my day job deals with the law, I am more than aware that anyone can sue anyone about anything.This makes for a lot of tempest-in-a-teapot lawsuits:  half-crazed tenants, malevolent landlords, psychotic mental patients, and a train of Pyrrhic divorce cases. And then there are class action lawsuits.Class action lawsuits have their place. Sometimes a large corporation needs to "feel the heat to see the light," and there is no other way to get their attention and force change.But too many class…
  • A Sick System

    27 Feb 2015 | 2:30 am
    From: Terrierman's Daily Dose To order the book. web site.
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  • The pieces of you I see

    Rufus Dogg
    16 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    Winter is a gentle reminder that no matter where we go, with whom or how we get there, we leave a very small piece of us behind. Dogs have always known this, but humans need to be reminded from time … Continue reading →
  • Who writes the music?

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

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

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

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

  • Mia the Australian Shepherd Can Read -- And She's Not the Only Dog Who Can

    27 Feb 2015 | 10:15 am
    Australian Shepherds have an innate desire to get things done -- and that includes learning words. Some of them know hundreds and even thousands of words. It was only a matter of time before one of them started to read. Meet Mia, a mini Australian Shepherd who reads. She's not up to books, yet. Mia reads words printed on cards, thanks to her dog trainer, Maureen Ward. The pair recently visited the Brown School in Louisville to show their stuff, according to Wave 3 News. News, Weather In an auditorium, Ward held up cards with words printed on them, and Mia reacted…
  • The Boston Area's Massive Snow Piles Are Putting Dogs in Danger

    27 Feb 2015 | 9:35 am
    The Boston area set an inglorious record on Thursday. With two-tenths of an inch, the city reached exactly 102 inches for this winter, which is the second-highest amount in recorded history, just 5.6 inches behind the all-time mark set in 1995-96. But that's not the incredible part. If you only counted the 89.4 inches of snow that fell in the region between Jan. 25 and Feb. 26 -- a span of just 33 days -- it would still be the fourth-highest amount of snow in Boston for an entire winter. And because February is also going into the books as the second-coldest February in Boston's recorded…
  • Do You Have One of the AKC's Most Popular Dog Breeds?

    27 Feb 2015 | 9:05 am
    The American Kennel Club's annual list of most popular breeds is out, and the Labrador Retriever once again fetched the top spot in 2014. It's been America's most popular AKC breed since 1991, longer than any other breed, eclipsing the former top-spot longevity records held by the Poodle and Cocker Spaniel. The Top 10 breeds of last year are the Labrador Retriever, German Shepherd, Golden Retriever, Bulldog, Beagle, Yorkshire Terrier, Poodle, Boxer, French Bulldog, and Rottweiler. Share this image German Shepherd by Shutterstock. The Lab is followed by long-time favorites the German Shepherd…
  • Purina Speaks Up to Defend Its Beneful Dog Food

    27 Feb 2015 | 7:55 am
    Nestlé Purina Petcare Co. has issued a statement in response to the recent class-action lawsuit that alleges that its Beneful brand dog food was responsible for the deaths of up to 4,000 dogs. To no one's surprise, Nestlé Purina is firmly denying that their dog food has caused harm or represents a danger to dogs. "First and foremost, there are no quality issues with Beneful," the statement said. It went on to call the claims in the lawsuit "baseless" and attributed them to misinformation spread through social media. "The incredible power of the Internet is sometimes used to spread false…
  • See the Beautiful Friendship Between a Dog and an Owl

    26 Feb 2015 | 10:35 am
    Contrary to the much-quoted line from Ghostbusters, dogs and cats living together -- even being good buddies -- isn't that unusual. In my experience, as long as the dog learns the simple truth that the cat is in charge, everything is cool. But after all, anyone who shares a house with a cat has to learn that lesson. Share this image (All photos via Tanja Brandt) A dog pairing up with an owl, on the other hand, is completely new to me. However, German photographer Tanja Brandt has a lovely gallery of pictures on her website showing the bond between her Shepherd, Ingo, and a tiny owl named…
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  • Old Dogs Are the Best Dogs

    Yvonne DiVita
    28 Feb 2015 | 4:08 am
    Old dogs. Old cats. Old animals of any kind. They hold a special place in MY heart. I've had my share of puppies and kittens. They are tres' adorable, for sure. Every one melts my heart in so many ways. My first dog started out as a puppy, and from there, every animal I had was a baby when he or she arrived in my home.  In CO, I've come to appreciate the pull of an aging dog and cat. Our Chester was the first adoptee we took in, at a ripe old age of 8. He'd spent his entire life in a research facility as a nutrition study dog. In a kennel. No soft grass to run around on; no soft bed to sleep…
  • Molly, My What Big Teeth You Have! #DogDentalHealth #CatDentalHealth

    Yvonne DiVita
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Our Olive waiting for dental treats This post is sponsored by PetSmart and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Pet Dental Health Month, but Scratchings and Sniffings only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. PetSmart is not responsible for any of the content of this article. The title is obviously from Little Red Riding Hood, an ancient (if you ask me) fairy tale that isn't all it's cracked up to be. But, that's a story for a different blog than this one.  For us, the 'big teeth' mention is what's at…
  • Wordless Wednesday It's All About the Love

    Yvonne DiVita
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Emily and Chester bonded at the shelter. We adopted them almost together. They were truly in love. We miss Chester so much! Olive was there first and she wasn't moving. Tom was careful not to disturb her. Our precious granddaughter Miah with her pup, Onyx, at least two years ago. Love me, love my dog, for sure. Our three,when we still had three. They are staring at the front door in anticipation of Tom's arrival home with take-out. Oh yes, we always got them something in the take-out bag,too. Protein only, of course.
  • An Army of Volunteers: How We Rise to the Occasion For Shelters

    Yvonne DiVita
    24 Feb 2015 | 1:58 pm
    Charred dog house guest post by Katie Coombs, on behalf of Richardson Rescue In a quiet part of rural South Carolina, just down the interstate from Charlotte, NC an army of volunteers has gathered by the dozens and cleanup is well underway. After an early morning fire on February 18th tore through Richardson Rescue costing the lives of 16 precious dogs and puppies, hearts are heavy, but gratitude, hope and hugs are plentiful.  This is where healing begins.  This is how healing happens. Richardson Rescue is a non-profit animal adoption agency in York, SC.  For almost 15 years, the…
  • The Puppy Mill Problem and Why It Won't Go Away

    Yvonne DiVita
    22 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Puppy mills. Those horrid places that "breed" the animals people buy in pet stores. (our Olive was one... and that's how she lost her eye, folks; we were lucky to get her from a rescue... ) Pet stores. Those horrid places that sell animals bred in puppy mills. It's a catch 22 of sorts. Close down puppy mills and we solve the problem, yes? Not really. They'll just go online to sell their 'wares'. Never doubt that the precious creatures they "breed" are wares to them. Make'em and sell'em, seems to be their motto, across the board. Take care of them as caring, emotional creatures who need and…
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    The Poodle (and Dog) Blog

  • Golden Poodle awards for February

    28 Feb 2015 | 6:58 am
    The Golden Poodle award goes to Officer Rodgers of the Dallas Police Department who was called to rescue a dog trapped on the interstate. By the time he got to the shelter, he had bought her treats, named her Laurel, and fallen in love. He applied for adoption. The Lizard Brain award goes to Denise Norton whose Seattle neighbor sued her for over a half million dollars for stress he received because of her barking...
  • A dog owner thought all pictures of the family's beloved dog were gone until…

    25 Feb 2015 | 7:49 pm
    ...the dog’s picture showed up on Google Street View. A dog owner in Israel, Reddit name Benlaor, posted that all the pictures of their late dog had been lost when their hard drive was damaged. Recently, using Google Street View for the first time, they spotted the dog just hanging out near their house. Google Street View, launched in 2007, has so far taken pictures of five million miles of roads, covering 39 countries and...
  • I bet they wish they had just called it "man made global cooling" in the first place…

    24 Feb 2015 | 8:49 am
    Current February headlines Ice targets TX, deep South... Arctic air returns to New England... Detroit poised to break record for coldest month -- ever... Cleveland breaks 1873 record... Eight feet of snow hits Boston... Rabbis, Reverends, Imams Unite For Prayer Against More Snow in Boston... Ann Arbor breaks record low temperature set in 1900... Great Lakes frozen over... New storm headed west... Snow on ground in 48 states... It's all because of the Polar Vortex......
  • Surveillance video—changing the way we live, one lie at a time

    22 Feb 2015 | 9:40 am
    The story about the doggie day care van containing seven dogs that was stolen at gunpoint in Chicago seems not to be supported by surveillance video. According to the driver the dogs were being delivered from day care to their owners when two men forced the driver from the van at a busy intersection. However, the police released the video. What really seems to have happened is that the van was left unlocked, unattended, the...
  • Thor the friendly watchdog thwarts a robbery

    20 Feb 2015 | 10:08 am
    Thor, a Boxer-Pit Bull mix, was all waggy tail, greeting a visitor at Holly’s gas station in Saco, Maine. Justin Ireland, 21, Thor’s owner, was on duty when a man walked up to the office door with his face partially obscured. When the man pulled out a gun and shoved Ireland, Thor was no longer happy about having a visitor. Quickly figuring that the intruder was a threat, he lunged at him, biting him on...
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    Raise a Green Dog!

  • GMO apples and potatoes coming to a store near you!

    Leslie May
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:55 am
    If you like apples as much as I do, you will want to know this! Very recently, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved the commercial planting of genetically engineered apples that are resistant to turning brown when sliced or bruised. This is the first GMO apple to be approved. The apple will join several other genetically modified fruits and vegetables already approved Click on the title to read more!
  • That's right...biodegradable bags don't really biodegrade in landfills. So what do you do with your dog's waste?

    Johann The Dog
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:08 pm
    Dog poo, it's inevitable and it's prolific! For years we've been discussing how you can best dispose of your dog's waste to be more environmentally friendly and healthy. And for years we've always recommended just two ways: - Flush it if you live in the city. - Compost it if you live in the country. Why? If you live in the city and flush your dog's waste, it goes into your cities waste Click on the title to read more!
  • Will you be my Valentine? Homemade treats you can make for your dog this Valentine's Day.

    Johann The Dog
    10 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Valentine's Day is just around the corner! For guys and gals, there is no need to go without a pawsome date for the big day. Dogs make amazing Valentine's Day dates! When they slobber it's not gross. They don't interrupt you when you're talking. You don't have to go all out, spending a lot of money...dogs like the simple things in life. You don't have to dress up, dog's love day old sweatshirts Click on the title to read more!
  • Learn how you can keep your green dog's teeth healthy for years.

    Johann The Dog
    8 Feb 2015 | 3:06 pm
    February is National pet Dental Health month, a great time to focus on keeping your green dog's teeth healthy and strong. Believe it or not, I am going to be 11 years old in June of this year. Not once in my 10+ years have I had my teeth cleaned - knock wood. And not once in all those years has a vet told me I needed my pearly whites worked on. My teeth aren't perfect, I have a couple of Click on the title to read more!
  • Apple Cider Vinegar for dogs.

    Johann The Dog
    5 Feb 2015 | 6:54 am
    Over the years we've used Apple Cider Vinegar for our dogs in a wide variety of ways. What is Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)? Apple cider vinegar is a vinegar made from crushed apples (preferably organic). Over time, the sugar from the apples is converted through yeast fermentation into acetic acid. Many believe it is the acetic acid which is responsible for all of the health promoting benefits of Click on the title to read more!
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    Your Pet's Best Friend

  • Broken nose is healing fast.

    2 Feb 2015 | 5:30 pm
    Three days post-op.  Very little nasal discharge now, most of the swelling has gone down, and he's running and playing.   Ah, to be young and growing.  It really has your healing powers in high gear.
  • A pretty bad broken nose.

    31 Jan 2015 | 12:54 pm
    This little guy evidently did something to antagonize his adult buddy in the home.   Apparently, the big guy bit down on his head - ouch.  He didn't crack it like an egg, but close.  His owners found him with a severe nose-bleed, a few puncture wounds, and the top of his head puffing in and out when he breathes.  Here's a link to the video. I had hoped it was just a puncture to his sinuses, but his nasal bones were broken and caved in, as well.  Every time he breathed, air was puffing under the skin.  We also found that the muscle and periosteal membrane (that covers the…
  • People Helping Pets this Christmas

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

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

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

  • Does Your Dog Sleep in the Human Bed? Win a Therapedic Waterproof Mattress Pad

    27 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    My dogs sleep in the human bed. While I would love to tell you that they never snore and always stay on their side, I can't. Spot and Dolly are snorty bed hogs. They are also the reason why I now sleep under a machine-washable quilt instead of one filled with dry-clean-only down. On more than one occasion, Dolly has tossed her cookies on the bedding -- literally, as she gets 10 p.m. treats in a not-always-successful attempt to manage her acid reflux. So why am I oversharing this information about my dogs? Because if you can relate to such a mishap, you will want to win this Friday Freebie: a…
  • MBJungle Raises Awareness About Dog Mental Illness

    27 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    For many of us, Facebook is a place to post memes or pictures of our pets, but for David Rogers, founder of MBJungle Foundation, it’s a way to change the lives of animals. His online organization uses Facebook and other social media sites to educate the public about pet mental illness and pet birth defects, and about the impact pets can have on the lives of those struggling with a mental or physical disability themselves. Share this image "Nine years ago, I was diagnosed with bipolar and was told I would never work again,” explains Rogers, who didn't have a pet at the time. Two months…
  • Here's Why Your Dog's Feet Smell Like Fritos

    27 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    What is that bizarre, yet strangely comforting, odor emanating from the general direction of your dog? All you're certain of is that your dog stinks, and it's been bothering you for a while. When the dog nestles into her dog bed for an evening nap, you decide to conduct an unscientific survey. Moving your nose about and inhaling gently at various points, the source reveals itself powerfully. As you reach the base of your dog's feet, you find that they reek of ... Fritos? Share this image Dog's paw by Shutterstock. You find your fingers insensibly moving toward the dog's feet, and as they push…
  • We Chat With Author Saralyn Richard About "Naughty Nana"

    26 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    In Peter Pan, father George Darling takes a barking Nana the Sheepdog outside, therefore allowing the boy who never grows up to come inside and lure the kids off to Never Never Land. And we all know how that turns out. Now a Sheepdog named after the dog from Peter Pan is also teaching children valuable life lessons in a book called Naughty Nana. I talked to author Saralyn Richard to learn more about her inspiration and how she became a Goodwill Ambassador in Galveston, Texas. Share this image Smiling and not-so-naughty-now Nana is the inspiration for a children's book. (Photo by Howard Rubin)…
  • Actor Jon Bernthal Wants to See a Picture of You and Your Pit Bull

    26 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Share this image In 2012, I answered a casting call for the Majority Project. The ongoing campaign, created by Animal Farm Foundation, is a photo collection of "Pit Bull-type" dogs and their owners. As the human to an American Pit Bull Terrier, I'm always keen to share pictures of my boy, especially when it can help educate the public about just how wonderful the breed is. The foundation began rescuing and rehoming pets, focusing on American Pit Bull Terriers, in 1985. Very quickly, it realized that many of the dogs were not purebreds but a mix of various breeds often labeled as Pit Bull. The…
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    A Humane Nation

  • Indian Tribes, Others Stand Up for Wolves

    Wayne Pacelle
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Several lawmakers, mainly from the wolf range states, want Congress to remove federal protections for wolves. Photo: AlamyThe United Tribes of Michigan (comprising 12 recognized Indian tribes in the northern part of the state) recently adopted a resolution opposing removal of federal protections for wolves and calling on people to recognize the historical and ecological significance of wolves. It’s a message closely aligned with that of The HSUS, and we are glad to stand with these tribes and so many others who live with wolves and don’t want to see them slaughtered for no good…
  • SEA the WORLD From Whales’ Perspective

    Wayne Pacelle
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:39 pm
    SeaWorld's stock is down 41 percent over the last 12 months, after the public learned of the company's history of capturing wild orcas, the deaths of several trainers, and the opinions of leading whale scientists that the animals cannot have a rich life in captivity. Photo: iStockphotoThe footage was recorded in January, taken by the operator of a whale-watching boat in Cabo St. Lucas – at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula in the west of Mexico. A juvenile humpback whale surges out of the water, and splashes down on his side. He proceeds for several minutes with his…
  • Best in Spay-and-Neuter

    Wayne Pacelle
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:54 pm
    In underserved U.S. communities, as many as 90 percent of cats and dogs are unaltered. Photo: AlamyConsider two recent events focused on dogs: one, yesterday’s 21st annual World Spay Day, a joint program of The HSUS, HSI, and Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association (HSVMA), and two, last week’s 139th Westminster Kennel Club dog show at Madison Square Garden. The first is not so much a celebration of dogs, but a practical-minded effort to curb overpopulation in order to eliminate the euthanasia of healthy and treatable dogs in shelters throughout the nation. The HSUS has been…
  • Court Ruling Underscores Need for Action to End Horse Soring

    Wayne Pacelle
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:15 pm
    Soring is the practice of deliberately injuring a horse’s legs and hooves to force the horse to perform an artificial, high-stepping gait highly prized in the show ring. Photo: Lance Murphey/For The HSUSLast week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit struck down a U.S. Department of Agriculture regulation requiring private, industry-appointed inspectors to impose mandatory minimum penalties on participants caught “soring” – the practice of deliberately injuring a horse’s legs and hooves to force the horse to perform an artificial, high-stepping gait highly prized in the…
  • Meat Industry Gripes, as Grip on U.S. Dietary Guidelines Loosens

    Wayne Pacelle
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Our school lunch programs need the government's backing to create healthier menus that, in turn, will create healthier children. Photo: Jason Geil/The HSUSThe federal government’s dietary guidelines have a stilted history. When I was growing up, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) promoted the Basic Four Food Groups as the construct of the ideal diet, with meat and dairy constituting half of the food groups and fruits and vegetables bunched into a single slot (and grains into the other). That dietary framework was driven not by health considerations, but by the influence of the meat…
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    The Days of Johann, an agility dog!

  • A little snow....a lot of cold!

    Johann The Dog
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:29 am
    Seems like every year here on our mountain we get some significant snow in February. Last year, during the Atlanta Snowmegeddon at the very end of  January, we got about 6 or so inches, but it warmed up nicely the next day or so and all was soon gone, leaving us to play in the snow till we were exhausted one day, and taking a nice little hike the next day. This year has been a little different Click on the post title to continue reading. And visit my blog to read more! Woofs!
  • Where you can watch the Oscar winning animated short, Feast!

    Johann The Dog
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:51 am
    If you missed it last Sunday, a wonderful, fun, loving little film won the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film. And guess what? It featured a dog! The Disney film, Feast, is a story of one man's love life as seen through the eyes of his best friend and dog, Winston, and revealed bite by bite through the meals they share. It's a 3D hand-drawn/computer-animated romantic comedy short film Click on the post title to continue reading. And visit my blog to read more! Woofs!
  • Investigating #TheArtofNutrition with Wild Calling!

    Johann The Dog
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:02 am
    This post is sponsored by Wild Calling!, and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about The Art of Nutrition, but you know that Johann The Dog only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Wild Calling! is not responsible for the content of this article. Us pups, we know how to live, don't we? We stretch upon rising, we Click on the post title to continue reading. And visit my blog to read more! Woofs!
  • Black and White Sunday: Just chillin'!

    Johann The Dog
    22 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    After days of super cold weather at our cabin, we are looking forward to nice days ahead, when we can just chill in the sun! Click on the post title to continue reading. And visit my blog to read more! Woofs!
  • Wood Frogs, a sure sign of spring!

    Leslie May
    21 Feb 2015 | 6:11 am
    What is that sound? Often times in January and February after a big rain, we can hear this sound coming from a temporary pond down the mountain that has formed when someone dug a place for a cabin but didn't end up building there. Are they birds taking a temporary rest from migration? That was our first thought. But, for a year Mum didn't know what that sound was and neither did we! So a few Click on the post title to continue reading. And visit my blog to read more! Woofs!
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    Dog Files

  • Beagle Loves His Paper Bags: Cute Dog Video

    Kenn Bell
    19 Feb 2015 | 9:36 am
    This beagle sure loves his paper bags! Is your dog like this? Tell us in the comments section! The post Beagle Loves His Paper Bags: Cute Dog Video appeared first on Dog Files.
  • Hound Dog And Toddler Sing The Blues: Cute Dog Video

    Kenn Bell
    17 Feb 2015 | 9:36 am
    Sitting around with nothing to do? Well just pick up your harmonica and get your hound to sing the blues! Enjoy this cute dog video! The post Hound Dog And Toddler Sing The Blues: Cute Dog Video appeared first on Dog Files.
  • Dog Travels To Hospital To Find Owner

    Kenn Bell
    16 Feb 2015 | 10:22 am
    A woman’s family is bewildered about how their dog was able to travel almost two miles to the Cedar Rapids hospital where their mother was being treated. The post Dog Travels To Hospital To Find Owner appeared first on Dog Files.
  • Cats Won’t Let Dogs Pass – Cute Dog Video

    Kenn Bell
    13 Feb 2015 | 11:13 am
    Another video that showcases how sweet doggies are and how… “complicated” cats are. The post Cats Won’t Let Dogs Pass – Cute Dog Video appeared first on Dog Files.
  • Cooper Loves Ice Cream – Cute Dog Video

    Kenn Bell
    12 Feb 2015 | 11:38 am
    At first you’ll think Cooper’s owner isn’t being fair, but watch till the end of the video for the reason! The post Cooper Loves Ice Cream – Cute Dog Video appeared first on Dog Files.
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    Earth Friendly Pet Supplies -

  • Eco-Friendly Mouse Toys

    27 Feb 2015 | 6:20 pm
    The best toy ever for your cat is a mouse that really isn’t a mouse. Well, this mouse is an eco-friendly mouse because of what he’s made from and not how he lives. Real mice are disgusting but great fun for your cat to catch, but eco-friendly mice are clean for your house and safe for your pet! They won’t make you scream either! The eco-friendly mice come in a box of 48 so they are never without friends! They have long tails, perfect for catching and tossing in the air or to a feline friend. Cats measure five inches long and are gray. Buy your eco-friendly mouse toys from…
  • Hemp Rope Tug Toy

    24 Feb 2015 | 5:59 pm
    Hemp Rope Toy $12.00 from 3r Share some green fun with your pooch with this 12″ rope tug toy made from eco-friendly hemp.
  • Puppy Pad / Kat Knapper

    21 Feb 2015 | 5:42 pm
    Created from discarded 100% wool sweaters and clothing, each of these wonderful creations from artist, Donna Castor, are tested personally by her dog, Wilson. Machine washable and dryable. Pictured are $30.00 and $38.00 each at    
  • Herbal Ear Care for Your Dogs and Cats

    18 Feb 2015 | 5:34 pm
    EcoPure Naturals Herbal Ear Care for Dogs and Cats is safe, gentle, and affordable. All-natural, chemical-free, and made with gentle ingredients such as apple cider vinegar and hydrogen peroxide. This concentrated formula sells in .5 oz. packages for $5.99. Safely and gently clean your pet’s ears with EcoPure Naturals.
  • Chammyz Dog Surf Robe

    15 Feb 2015 | 5:24 pm
    Super-absorbent, all natural and eco-friendly, this doggie robe is made with a special fabric made from bark, stems, and roots. Perfect for drying off a wet dog after swimming, boating or bathing. Keep you dog dry and comfy with a Chammyz robe. Available in lots of fun colors from $29.95 at Chammyz.
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  • Super Model Kathy Ireland Talking Pet Products at Global Pet Expo

    27 Feb 2015 | 8:27 am
    It’s that time of year again when pet industry players from around the world gather at the annual Global Pet Expo in Orlando Florida  from March 4-6, 2015 to scope out the latest and greatest products in the pet industry. Super business woman and model Kathy Ireland will     be returning to Global Pet […]
  • Golden Goddess Collar for Fido by Kane and Couture

    18 Feb 2015 | 6:42 am
    For total dog worship, check out the Goddess Collar by Kane and Couture. This a collar for the ultimate pampered fur-baby who wears couture clothes, adorned by it’s pet-parent (s), has a calendar full of dog social events to attend or fashion shows. You get the picture! The golden colored beads hang from a faux […]
  • PupStyle Home: Stylish Solutions For Organizing Pet Clutter

    30 Jan 2015 | 8:59 am
    Living the PupStylish life means that every aspect of your pets world has a style element incorporated.  If you are an interior design junkie or just appreciate a tidy organized home, check out Harry Barker’s line of Sweet Grass dog toys, hemp toy storage bins, food bins and modern leash hooks. Organize your dogs toys […]
  • Subscribe to the new PupStyle Report-Pet Fashion Deal$, Trends & Contests

    15 Jan 2015 | 9:19 am
     Subscribe to The PupStyle Report! Deals & discounts hand-picked by PupStyle Founder Dara Foster, pet fashion trends, style tips, expert advice, contests, animal rescue & charity events and more!
  • PupStyle HOME-Corgi Dog On Wheels Art-Upcycled Dictionary Page

    14 Jan 2015 | 11:55 am is one of my go-to treasure troves of new talent in all things design and dog.  CollageOrama store on offers a really cool selection of dog illustration art printed on upcycled dictionary pages. All things art on old book pages are a hot interior home design trend, but I almost had a cute-attack […]
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    Cat Advice | Paws and Effect

  • When Kitten Season Comes to You, Give #FoodShelterLove

    JaneA Kelley
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    This post is sponsored by Hill’s. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Hill’s® Food, Shelter, & Love™ Program, but Paws and Effect only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. is not responsible for the content of this article. Every year I talk about kitten season and the importance of spaying and neutering to stem the tide of kittens that overwhelms animal shelters every year and puts adult cats at grave risk of being killed because homes can’t be found for them. But I’ll never forget the summer when…
  • How Can I Get the Mats Out of My Cat’s Fur?

    The Paws and Effect Gang
    22 Feb 2015 | 4:10 pm
    Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: Photo CC-BY-SA Jim H. Recently we helped rescue an adult female Maine Coon mix who was living near our local river walk. She has been spotted there for about 1 month. She is now less nervous around us but still leery of much contact. She will allow me to gently brush her coat along her spine and a bit to each side of it. The undercoat on her belly and neck has areas that are very matted. What do you suggest be done with these matted areas and how do we accomplish your suggestions? Thank you for all you do. ~ Donna Siouxsie: Funny you should…
  • How Long Does It Take for Ovaban to Prevent Pregnancy?

    The Paws and Effect Gang
    15 Feb 2015 | 3:36 pm
    Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: Photo CC-BY-SA JaneA Kelley I have an unspayed female housecat. I had to bring a badly injured tomcat inside for treatment. I am keeping the two separated, but he is getting restless and it is getting harder to keep him restricted to the small room he is confined in, but he is not well yet and it is too cold to put him back outside. I have started my cat on 4mg of Ovaban twice a week. She has only had one dose so far; how many doses will it take before she cannot get pregnant if she accidentally meets up with the tom? Thank you so much for your…
  • My Cat Is Almost Blind. Is It Mercury Poisoning?

    The Paws and Effect Gang
    8 Feb 2015 | 12:18 pm
    Photo CC-BY brownpau Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: Hello, and thank you for your time. My sweet kitty has always “demanded” tuna. Well, he’s now getting older and I believe he is nearly blind, because he continually bumps into things. I think this was caused by the mercury in the tuna he loves so much. I feel guilty beyond words. But mainly, I’m wondering if there is a way to reverse the effects of the mercury poisoning, other than just not giving tuna to my cat anymore? Can I help clean his system somehow? Will it reverse the blindness? Please,…
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  • Dream and Dialog with Eagle

    Rahima Warren
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:51 am
    Dream: “A Being of Air” …I am looking up to the sky, past something tall and massive like a cliff or a building. I see an Eagle who is mostly translucent. The light shines through almost his whole body and feathers, except for a few darker lines or areas. At first, he is hard to see, but I keep looking and seeing more clearly. He is circling in a tight circle above me, and turning his now white-feathered head to look down. I hear or think the words “A Being of Air”. Our eyes meet. I start to cry with longing for something. Connection? To be a Being of Air, free and high and clear…
  • Farm Life in the Winter with Horses, Ponies and Donkeys

    Billie Hinton
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:39 am
    We sailed through January with warmer than usual temps, more than the usual amount of rain, and enough sunshine and warmth that I almost took the Christmas tree down. Good sense prevailed. Fe-brrrr-uary rolled in and everything took a dive. We’ve had little snow flurries that arrived out of nowhere and seemed to be centered only over our barnyard, cold winds, and temps in the teens and single digits. We do experience this sometimes in North Carolina but usually only for a night or maybe two. This week we had sleet, then ice, then snow. Add to that very low temps for an entire week and…
  • Is the Rainbow Bridge Just a Heavenly Conceit?

    Janet Roper
    11 Feb 2015 | 10:11 am
    Saw this quote as I was scootin’ around the web. I think it’s some of the saddest words I have ever read: “I don’t believe there will be a reunion with my pets anymore than I will meet the angry cows I have consumed or the spiders I have squished. I wish I could stretch my heavenly conceits this way, because I can see the comfort in that imagery.” I want to have a chat with the author, offer her a cuppa tea and a big hug, and ask her why she is so afraid, what is holding her back in such a strict belief system that negates what can be such a joyous reunion,…
  • The Mystery of People

    Mare Cromwell
    10 Feb 2015 | 11:56 am
    Mother: My daughter, I would like to continue to talk about ways of being that will bring out greater wisdom and balance in your lives. We’ve already discussed how to Listen with an Open Heart, Speak with an Open Heart, and how to Be Lean of Judgment & Speech. I would like to talk about another aspect of Walking in Beauty now. Be Open to the Mystery That Lies in People and the World Around You Human beings have an inherent great mystery within them. The paths you have walked, the experiences you have had, the choices you have made on a day-to-day basis contribute to the great mystery of…
  • Your Pet Wants To Be YOUR Valentine!

    Janet Roper
    4 Feb 2015 | 7:32 am
    “Be My Valentine!” What would it mean to you if you could hear those words from your pet(s)? Priceless, right? Well, this year you can hear from your animal pals! Talk2theAnimals and the wildly fierce, wildly creative WildAlchemist Tracie Nichols are partnering up to offer you a Valentine’s Day Gift from your animal pals. Your Choice of Gifts Each package contains a different essence and a message from your animal pal. I’m Here, Mom! For the animal pals who live with you, that you see regularly. This package contains .05 oz. of the Vibrational Essence Deep Strong Clear…
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    Have dog blog will travel

  • VALENTINE’S DAY has gone to the dogs

    7 Feb 2015 | 7:35 am
    Valentine’s Day has gone to the dogs…literally!   From coast to coast, which state loves dogs the most?   A special Valentine’s Day survey of U.S. dog parents showed the following:   INFOGRAPHIC:   Post a perfect Valentine’s Day with your pet, or comment on the findings of the infographic and you might just win some doggie treats for your pooch. yummy treats ! by the way, Cici loves these treats, she cannot get enough !!!   How do your dogs help enhance your daily life? How do your…
  • A romantic dog away

    3 Feb 2015 | 7:11 am
    Finnegan and Blue, the 7 and 15 year old Golden Retriever and Aussie Shepherd mix greeted us at the door. They let themselves in and out of the house numerous times during our stay. And Finn opens guest room doors and lets dogs outside of their rooms upon occasion. There is also an elusive cat. If your doggie has cat issues, like Cici, you might want to let them know in advance. We enjoyed the lovely wine and cheese afternoon refreshment as well as the delicious breakfast of eggs benedict with country fried potatoes and fruit parfait, orange juice and our choice of hot beverage (tea or…
  • Gold country pet friendly

    28 Jan 2015 | 8:21 am
    There is still gold in them THAR hills. When you are looking for a peaceful, quiet, and relaxing getaway, you will definitely want to visit the Courtwood Inn, high on a hill, overlooking the forest and the town of Murphys. It is a new lovely modern and spacious log cabin home with a tennis theme. The pet friendly room is downstairs (the Davis Cup) so that you and your pooch can come and go through the outside patio door. Each of the five rooms offer Microsilk spa tubs and fantastic views. Our bed was so high, I needed a step stool to get in and out of it. And Innkeeper Chris Parker provided…
  • Relaxing Spa in the Desert

    8 Jan 2015 | 1:10 pm
    If your dog could speak s/he would tell you to Leave the hustle, bustle, traffic, noise and smog behind and bring them to The Dog Spa Resort and Wellness Center for a fun time together. The DogSpa is the pet friendliest place on the planet, never mind Palm Springs and it is for both humans and canines. Talk about dogitude. The place oozes dog friendly vibes. For one thing, dogs go unleash everywhere, there are no pet fees, no restrictions in terms of size, weight and breed, and you can leave the dog in the room if the dog will behave. That does not mean there are no rules. Guests are reminded…
  • 2014 Holiday Pet Gift Guide

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

  • These Pets Wear Their Hearts on Their Fur

    12 Feb 2015 | 5:32 am
    We all know our pets have stolen our hearts…but check out these sweet dogs and cats who wear their hearts on their fur….. Joey, courtesy of Robin Olson of Kitten Associates I love this boy’s tongue heart! Lebowski’s kisses have extra love in them! Thanks to the Humane Society of Flower Mound, this loverboy now has a home! Lebowski, courtesy of Jenny Froh Effy was born with a heart on his sweet little puppy chest! He’s a big dog now and oh, so loved by his family. Effy, courtesy of Shan Ross How much do you love Sparky? He’s a two-year-old pittie mix located…
  • Catnip: One Cat’s Opinion

    6 Feb 2015 | 7:59 pm
    Catnip is a great thing. But it’s often misunderstood… many people don’t realize that not all cats love catnip. I do…but my compadre the Pugman does not. *Shrug* The staff wrote this article about the different kinds of catnip users that definitely describes those who partake in the nip. But then we found this great infographic that I thought was quite thorough in its explanation of what catnip is and the ins and outs of usage. Bottom line: Catnip = good stuff. We like it. Or, at least 50% of us do.    
  • Dear Kitten Super Bowl Video

    24 Jan 2015 | 9:29 am
    Oh man you guys…this is a funny, funny video! BuzzFeed and Friskies just released this hilarious video….a Superbowl ad titled “Dear Kitten: Regarding the Big Game.” The video is available online and is airing in only three markets during the game: Kitty Hawk, N.C., Los Gatos, Calif. and Pawnee, Neb. Hahahahahahahaha! Here’s the video: The video is one of the Friskies “Dear Kitten” series. In the series, an older, smarter cat explains life to a kitten. They are FUN-NY. Check out the other videos here. How cute? OK let us know what you think in the comments…
  • Up on the Bed Top – a Holiday Song by the Cat

    24 Dec 2014 | 6:37 am
    Up on the Bed Top Up on the bed top kitties pause Careful not to use our claws Tickle your face and paw your head All to get you out of bed MEOW MEOW MEOW Wake up now MEOW MEOW MEOW Wake up now It’s time for you to start your day And get our BREAKFAST on its way We’ll try meowing loud and clear In your face and then your ear Nuzzle your neck with our wet nose Whatever it takes so you won’t doze MEOW MEOW MEOW Wake up now MEOW MEOW MEOW Wake up now It’s time for you to start your day And get our BREAKFAST on its way Next we’ll target your left ear Lick it, nose it, sneeze in…
  • Get a Pet Launches Supercool Scavenger Hunt for Shelters and Rescues

    3 Oct 2014 | 11:43 am
    Attention rescues, shelters and those who love them in NYC, Chicago and Los Angeles! There is a super cool event going on NOW through Oct. 10 sponsored by Get-A-Pet, an organization with a history of helping place homeless pets from rescues and shelters into forever loving homes. Get-a-Pet has partnered with Halo Purely For Pets, GMC and Chevrolet to donate three vans full of Halo Spot’s Stew and a total of $9,000 in cash to a handful of lucky rescues and shelters. “Drive Pets Home” will be the first of its kind scavenger hunt, which will take place in New York City, Chicago and…
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    No Dog About It Blog

  • Favorite Video Friday – Let’s Get Ready to Tumble!!!

    27 Feb 2015 | 6:28 am
    It’s Friday and the weekend is about to begin. What could be better than two Maltese puppies playing? In slow motion? Hell yes! Here’s a little puppy cuteness to make your day. Happy Friday everyone!Filed under: Favorite Video Friday, Fun Stuff Tagged: cute dog videos, cute pet videos, Favorite Video Friday, Maltese, puppies
  • Wordless Wednesday #228 – The cuteness that is Cupcake

    24 Feb 2015 | 8:26 pm
    Filed under: Cupcake, Shelties, Wordless Wednesday Tagged: dogs, photography, Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog, Wordless Wednesday
  • Daisy has an insulinoma

    22 Feb 2015 | 9:58 pm
    It’s been a rough couple of weeks here at Casa del Mel. If you haven’t seen it on my Facebook page, Daisy had surgery to remove a tumor, called an Insulinoma, from her pancreas. A tumor, that up until February 6th, we knew nothing about. Now we know too much. An insulinoma is almost always a […]
  • Black and White Sunday #118 – The Taste of Snow

    22 Feb 2015 | 6:24 am
    My thanks to our hosts for this blog hop Dachshund Nola and Sugar The Golden Retriever. Unfortunately, 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 – Puppy + First Snowfall = ADORABLE

    19 Feb 2015 | 8:46 pm
    It’s been a tough week for us and for many of our doggie friends this week. Daisy had surgery to remove a cancerous tumor on Tuesday and ended up spending an extra night in ICU. Our friend Mya, unexpectedly spent a few nights in the same ICU when her gallbladder burst and she was given […]
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  • How to Draw a Dog

    22 Feb 2015 | 2:37 pm
    Learning how to draw a dog is easy, even if you have no talent. There are many ways to draw a dog — cartoon dogs, realistic dogs, coloring book dogs, stylized dogs, and so on. Cartoon drawings of dogs add a little humor into our life, allowing us to fully enjoy our dog’s humor and […] Read full post at How to Draw a Dog More dog stories and info about dog health, training and news at
  • How You Can Tell if Dog Teeth are Bad

    21 Feb 2015 | 11:26 am
    Knowing how you can tell if dog teeth is bad is something every dog owner should know. It is part of the maintenance contract you invisibly sign when you bring your dog home, one that few people know about. Note: By age four, most dogs are already showing signs of dog dental problems. Read full post at How You Can Tell if Dog Teeth are Bad More dog stories and info about dog health, training and news at
  • Dog Poop – The Ins and Outs

    15 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Dog owners have developed the fine art of watching for early morning dog poop for any abnormal signs, while sipping their first cup of hot coffee and munching on a chocolate bagel --- paper towel and poop bag sticking out of their robe pocket. Ahhh ... what a picture the mind can conjure up! Read full post at Dog Poop – The Ins and Outs More dog stories and info about dog health, training and news at
  • Separation Anxiety in Dogs – the Hard, Painful Truth

    15 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    Mother Teresa once said, “The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved.” She was speaking of humanity, but dog studies are rapidly proving they have similar emotions. Separation anxiety in dogs is considered to be the most common cause of behavioral problems ... Read full post at Separation Anxiety in Dogs – the Hard, Painful Truth More dog stories and info about dog health, training and news at
  • How to Tell What Types of Worms Your Dog Has

    14 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    How to tell what type of worms your dog has is difficult at best, requiring some hands-on knowledge and lots of dog experience. Even better, a close relationship with the family vet is much needed. What most people are not aware of is that worms in dogs are not always bad, if you know how to tell the good guys from the bad guys. Read full post at How to Tell What Types of Worms Your Dog Has More dog stories and info about dog health, training and news at
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    Furry Friends Rescue - Available Animals

  • Zipper D5119

    25 Feb 2015 | 10:00 pm
     Zipper was rescued from a Santa Clara County shelter on 2/25/15. Super cute, playful, sweet, and full of puppy energy. Needs basic training and regular exercise. Zipper would be a great sports dog. If you have any agility, tracking, or flyball aspirations, he just might be the perfect dog. More to come as we learn more about Zipper.
  • Mochi D4044

    19 Feb 2015 | 10:00 pm
     Mochi, her mom and 3 siblings were rescued from a crowded shelter on 2/14/15. She is super adorable, playful and very sweet.  Good with other dogs and loves to play. Update from foster home: Both puppies are very friendly and energetic. They both get along with other dogs and people. They both like to be snuggled. Mochi is really a people dog. They love to run around and chase your feet. They love playing with other dogs.
  • Minnie D5107

    19 Feb 2015 | 10:00 pm
     Minnie and her 4 puppies were rescued from a crowded shelter on 2/14/15. She is very sweet, friendly and has a easy going personality. Great with other dogs. She likes to play ball and follow person around. Minnie is affectionate. She is a great doggie! More info. to come from her foster home.
  • Maddie D4045

    19 Feb 2015 | 10:00 pm
     Maddie, her mom and 3 siblings were rescued from a crowded shelter on 2/14/15. She is super adorable, playful and very sweet. Good with other dogs and loves to play. Update from Foster Home: Maddie is calm, confident and independent, more dominant than Moose. Moose is very active, more dependent, and loves to get a lot of attentions. They sleep 10pm to 6:30am in a crate, and during the day. When they want to go to the bathroom, they let me know. Then when I take them outside, they go to the bathroom in the backyard right away. Smart pups!
  • Max D5022

    19 Feb 2015 | 10:00 pm
     Max, his mom and 3 siblings were rescued from a crowded shelter on 2/14/15. He is super adorable, playful and very sweet. Good with other dogs and loves to play. Update from foster home: Both puppies are very friendly and energetic. They both get along with other dogs and people. They both like to be snuggled. Mochi is really a people dog. They love to run around and chase your feet. They love playing with other dogs.
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    The Pet Psychic

  • Stormy

    the Pet Psychic
    28 Feb 2015 | 9:42 am
                      Stormy just said to me, “mom, when you’re in a peaceful state, you are much more receptive.” Ain’t that the truth! The post Stormy appeared first on The Pet Psychic.
  • Laura Out And About

    the Pet Psychic
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:59 pm
    Don’t you love my bus! #greatestgiftever besides Stormy my dog that is #love #vwbus #67vwbus #homeawayfromhome #homeofthedogs #beachcar #barncar #simplepleasures The post Laura Out And About appeared first on The Pet Psychic.
  • Laura Out And About

    the Pet Psychic
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:55 am
    Seamora says to me, “mom, help! This plant is sticking into me.” The post Laura Out And About appeared first on The Pet Psychic.
  • Laura Out And About

    the Pet Psychic
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:37 pm
    Barn life and a 67 VW Bus. Makes my old Stormy happy. #homewayfromhome The post Laura Out And About appeared first on The Pet Psychic.
  • Laura Out And About

    the Pet Psychic
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:32 pm
    Luca (poodle), Felix (chihuahua), Stormy (my Aussie not far way in the 67 vw bus) and I LOVE having Jubilee (Appy) back in Ojai! We do this often! The post Laura Out And About appeared first on The Pet Psychic.
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    4 The Love of Animals

  • Adorable baby gorilla photos!

    17 Feb 2015 | 7:34 pm
    Busch Gardens® Tampa has welcomed another endangered western lowland gorilla. The female gorilla was born on Feb. 6 at 8:30 p.m. and is being cared for by 27-year-old mother Mary. “The first month will be the critical period as the … Continue reading → The post Adorable baby gorilla photos! appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals.
  • 14 Reasons “The One” For You May Have 4 Legs

    11 Feb 2015 | 8:20 am
    With millions of people looking for love online, Best Friends Animal Society asks the question: Why limit the search to the two-legged? “Ask just about any pet owner and they’ll tell you, dogs and cats provide them with a lot … Continue reading → The post 14 Reasons “The One” For You May Have 4 Legs appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals.
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    Dancing Dog Blog

  • Finding Lost Dogs: How To Find And Catch Your Lost Dog

    Mary Haight
    16 Feb 2015 | 8:32 pm
    If you’ve ever had a dog bolt out the front door and down the street, back out of a collar in fear and run, or wondered what you would do if you lost your dog, this is the podcast for you. Finding lost dogs takes a small army of community members who know many of the finer points of what works and what doesn’t in catching a dog that has reverted to her primal mind — a dog that does not recognize her own family when they call out for her. It’s a harsh lesson so many learn the hard way, even as their dog left the house moments ago, calling her name and chasing her does…
  • Dog Training the American Male

    Mary Haight
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:13 pm
    Dog Training the American Male is not the type of book I would normally feature. It’s a novel. On its face, it’s an adult comedy about relationships between men and women and the universally recognized communications difficulties that happen when a couple decides to move in together. Differences between the way men and women think offered throughout the story may make you smile or shake your head in recognition, but it’s when the “surprise” of an untrained, saved-from-certain-death-at-animal-control German Shepherd enters the mix that you might find yourself laughing out…
  • Holidays with Dogs: Positive Training Tips Podcast

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

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

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

  • Pet Sitter Spotlight: Rita Reimers of Cats 90210 and Charlotte Cat Sitting

    Joshua Cary
    16 Feb 2015 | 3:40 am
    This Day 15 of our 15 part series spotlighting the Professional Pet Sitting Industry and the extraordinary work being done day in and day out. It should go without saying that the professional pet care industry is an extraordinary bunch of individuals who have amazingly big hearts. Much of what the pet parent client sees is the direct result of many years of love, care, and professionalism. Similar to the skilled magician or gifted performer or talented surgeon, you only see the effortless work as the training and education is done behind the scenes. And that’s a price you can’t…
  • Pet Sitter Spotlight: Maureen McCarthy of Love and Kisses Pet Sitting

    Joshua Cary
    13 Feb 2015 | 4:39 am
    Day 14 of our 15-part series spotlighting the Professional Pet Sitting Industry. It’s certainly never easy having to say goodbye to a furry client when the end is near. It’s also never easy when you have been a part of the pooch’s life for over two years. No matter where our day-to-day jobs, careers, or lives take us, it’s simply about enjoy what we have, and enjoying those around us. For you never know when it will suddenly be taken away. Today’s professional pet sitter spotlight is on Maureen McCarthy of Love and Kisses Pet Sitting in Indian Trail, NC. This is…
  • Pet Sitter Spotlight: Michelle Romano of Waggs & Purrs Pet Sitting

    Joshua Cary
    12 Feb 2015 | 4:48 am
    Day 13 of our spotlight on 15 Professional Pet Sitters Doing Extraordinary Work! So much of a professional pet sitter’s days work revolves around plenty more than only caring for the well being of the pet. The pet sitter is also in a position to be responsible for the client’s home, surroundings, possessions, and property. Choosing to hire a trained and skilled pro to care for your furry friend is not a decision that should be taken lightly. The entire home – along with all the contents inside the home – is also at risk, should something happen. Today, we say hi to…
  • Pet Sitter Spotlight: Rebecca Kirkland of Whiskers ‘N’ Wags Pet Sitting

    Joshua Cary
    11 Feb 2015 | 4:53 am
    Day 12 of our 15-part series on the life of professional pet sitters. As we make our way through more and more of these extraordinary tales, it becomes increasingly obvious that the professional pet sitter is so much more than a “one trick pony” (pun intended?). Truth be told, a true pet care professional must consider the welfare and well being of the animals in her care from a variety of angles. She must consider the health and the safety from elements inside the home. She must consider the safety from outsiders, including other people, other dogs and other animals. And she must…
  • Pet Sitter Spotlight: Tami Truex of Head to Tail Pet Sitting Services

    Joshua Cary
    10 Feb 2015 | 4:18 am
    Day 11 of our ongoing series that shines the spotlight right on the amazing work of an entire industry. See all of our stories from our 15 Professional Pet Sitters Sharing Extraordinary Tales. On the surface, pet sitting may sound like ‘you come over, walk the dog, play with the cat, and make sure there is enough food and water to go around.’ We know, however, there is a tremendous more responsibility that goes into a successful job well done. We also know that quite often we are turned to as a life saving resource when a pet parent does not know where else to turn. It’s the…
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    Living With Infidels

  • A Message From The Shrew

    14 Feb 2015 | 2:05 am
    Dear Cockwombles,This may come as a shock to you, but my dog doesn’t appreciate your “friendly” dog being 1mm away from her cornea.  My elderly, arthritic dog DOES get upset about your bouncy little “friendly dog that isn’t going to bite us” jumping up and down on his arthritic spine.  I know, my dogs lack of tolerance for your ill mannered, off lead dog that is simply doing his best to greet them MUST mean that they were not socialised fully as a puppy and that I am an inept, cretin of an owner that should be punished immediately!  I should never be allowed to show…
  • Day 4 million or thereabouts in Exile

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

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

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

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

    Paris Permenter & John Bigley
    28 Feb 2015 | 5:45 pm
    This week has been one of the coldest of the winter here–but we’re making plans for many days of travel in the coming weeks. We will be updating our Day Trips from Austin guidebook (Globe... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
  • Sports Stars Promote Spay It Forward Campaign

    Grace Sydney
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:29 pm
    Top dogs in their respective sports, St. Louis Blues captain David Backes, Jake Long of the St. Louis Rams and Trevor Rosenthal of the St. Louis Cardinals have teamed up through Athletes for Animals... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
  • Washington Nationals Host Pups in the Park April 18th

    Grace Sydney
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:53 am
    When it comes to helping dogs and cats in need, the Washington Nationals are in a league of their own, and on April 18th fans of sports and Spots can cheer for the team as they step up to the plate... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
  • Fido’s Freebie Friday Tries to Stay Warm!

    Paris Permenter & John Bigley
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm
    BRR…we hope everyone is staying warm on this week that has seen such cold temperatures so many places. Even here in central Texas, we’ve been flirting with the possibility of ice and snow... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
  • First Annual Dog Film Festival Announced

    Grace Sydney
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Festivals which feature feline-themed films may currently be the cat’s meow, but soon dogs will have their day at an event that will mix flicks, Fidos and philanthropy. A day dedicated to the... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
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    Webvet's recent articles

  • Distribution of Ross and St. George's University DVM Graduates in the United States

    27 Feb 2015 | 4:45 am
    By Donald F. Smith, Cornell University (1)Over 3,800 AVMA-member veterinarians have graduated from Ross University in St. Kitts and from St. George's University in Grenada since 1985 and 2003, respectively. (2)As of this posting, 58% percent (2,224...
  • Tuskegee's Dean Ruby Perry on Leadership

    11 Feb 2015 | 3:45 am
    In honor of African-American History MonthBy Donald F. Smith, Cornell UniversityRuby Perry DVM, MS, DACVR is Interim Dean of Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine, Nursing and Allied HealthIn a blog recently posted on this site(1), I...
  • Mentoring, With Gusto

    6 Feb 2015 | 6:45 pm
    In Memorium, Farish A. Jenkins 1940-2012Guest author: Casey Cazer, Cornell DVM Class of 2016Editor’s Note: This invited essay acknowledges the life contribution of mentors. The author, a third-year student at Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine...
  • Mentoring, With Gusto

    6 Feb 2015 | 2:45 pm
    In Memoriam ~ Farish A. Jenkins ~ 1940-2012Guest author: Casey CazerEditor’s Note: “This invited essay acknowledges the life contribution of mentors. The author, a third-year student at Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine also presents it as a...
  • Veterinary Education in Indiana: From Horses to Hogs to the Human-Animal Bond

    19 Jan 2015 | 12:45 pm
    By Donald F. Smith, Cornell UniversityJanuary 19, 2015Though Purdue’s first veterinary class graduated just over 50 years ago (in 1963), there had been a long and vibrant history of veterinary education dating back to the 1890s.  During the late...
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    Take Paws

  • Friday Pet Photo Challenge

    Amy Burkert
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
    Welcome to this week’s edition of the Pet Photo Challenge … where we post your pet travel pictures and you guess the dog friendly destinations! Last Week’s Winner Thanks to everyone who played last week, and congratulations to Sheila G. of Stowe, Vermont- she recognized this pet friendly destination as Kelso Dunes in the Mojave Desert, CA! We hope you enjoy your “Travels with Ty & Buster” calendar, Sheila! Photo Copyright: Michael Keel (@michaelkeelphotography on Instagram) Let’s See Your Photos … Mucho barko to Michael Keel…
  • Barking Dogs In Hotel Rooms: The True Cost & Tips For A Quiet Stay

    Amy Burkert
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:32 am
    No one wants to be that dog owner … the one who leaves their pooch alone in a hotel room, and finds out later that the poor pup barked incessantly the whole time. Not only is it heartbreaking to think of your dog being that upset, it’s embarrassing to know that you’re responsible for disturbing other guests, and it could be expensive if the hotel asks you and your dog to leave. The real cost, though, could affect the entire pet travel community. Hotels are choosing to stop welcoming canine guests, due to problems with barking dogs. Recently a hotel manager contacted me to…
  • Take’s Summer Pet Travel Survey!

    Amy Burkert
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:37 am
    Most of the country is still in the grips of winter, and when the weather has you down there’s nothing better than thinking about your summer travel plans! We’re nearly half way through our stay in Austin, and just a month from today we’ll be heading out for the 2015 travel season. In preparation, we spent the weekend laying out a tentative itinerary for the coming year … which got me wondering about what’s on YOUR mind for this summer’s pet travel. Will even more pets and their families be heading out on grand adventures? Are there things we could be…
  • Friday Pet Photo Challenge

    Amy Burkert
    20 Feb 2015 | 4:30 am
    Welcome to this week’s edition of the Pet Photo Challenge … where we post your pet travel pictures and you guess the dog friendly destinations! Last Week’s Winner Thanks to everyone who played last week, and congratulations to Howard H. of The Villages, Florida- he recognized this pet friendly destination as the The FDR Memorial in Washington, DC! We hope you enjoy your “Travels with Ty & Buster” calendar, Howard! Photo Copyright: Mark Lane Let’s See Your Photos … Mucho barko to Mark Lane for sharing last week’s pet…
  • Pets on Trains: One Step Closer

    Amy Burkert
    19 Feb 2015 | 8:41 am
    The love of pets, and a desire to travel with them, can unexpectedly launch you down a path of making travel easier for all pet owners. That’s one thing that Republican congressman Jeff Denham of California and I have in common. Of course, for me it was adopting a goofy German Shepherd pup we found as a stray and discovering how difficult it was to find places we could vacation with him. For Denham, it was planning a coast-to-coast trip and realizing that his 15-pound French bulldog, Lily, wouldn’t be allowed on an Amtrak train. He’s been working ever since to…
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    Pawcurious: With Pet Lifestyle Expert and Veterinarian Dr. V.

  • Giveaway: Halo Night at the Oscars Goodies Grab Bag!

    Dr. V
    19 Feb 2015 | 10:34 pm
    When I was in college, I volunteered one night at a Grammys gifting suite. As a peon, I wore my one nice dress and handed bags full of ridiculously extravagant presents to celebrities and/or celebrity assistants. In return, I got….well, to say that I did it, I guess. Swag has gotten even more crazy in the ensuing years. Out of control, even. Compared to the Grammys, the Oscars are even more insane- the “Everybody Wins at the Oscars” bag given to the non winning nominees in the top 5 categories is valued this year at $160,000. Included: glamping trips, “adult…
  • An open letter to Kevin Smith and his dog Mulder

    Dr. V
    11 Feb 2015 | 9:45 pm
    Dear Kevin, I’m sure you get fan letters all the time, from people who love your art: Clerks, Dogma, Chasing Amy. I think Chasing Amy was one of the first movies I watched with my boyfriend, who is now my husband. He thinks you’re the cheese. I think you are a great writer, and like all great writers you have an amazing willingness to share things that other people hold close. Painful things, like a humiliating experience with an airline or, in this case, the terribly personal loss of a beloved dog. I am so very sorry Mulder died. I hope it is OK I am sharing the photo you posted…
  • Vaccine vs Disease, Parvo Edition: an Infographic

    Dr. V
    9 Feb 2015 | 10:08 pm
    Vaccines are a complicated topic, let’s start with that. It’s impossible to break down the conversation into something so simplistic as “Vaccines: yes or no”. Some are more effective than others, some prevent more severe diseases than others. There are some vaccines I did not recommend (hello, FIP) and others I was adamant about (parvo!) when I was in general practice. This is why you should have a good relationship with a vet you trust, who is willing to have a dialogue. On the other hand, when people are wading into the quagmire of what to vaccinate for and when to…
  • The SHOCKING TRUTH about cancer they don’t want you to know

    Dr. V
    4 Feb 2015 | 5:38 pm
    Cancer. It’s scary stuff. Every day, I hear another story of an elderly dog and cat diagnosed with neoplasia, and my heart hurts for those dealing with it. Without a doubt, cancer sucks, and every new breakthrough is a gift. There’s lots of theories and evidence pointing to different causes of cancer. Food, say some. Chemicals, say others. Vets peddling food and chemical-laden vaccines, say many. And I’m here to tell you this: They’re right. What? Say it ain’t so! It’s true. I’ve been giving it a lot of thought and going back through my years of…
  • Candy Pee and Me: How Big Pharma Seduced Me at NAVC

    Dr. V
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:48 pm
    It’s been entirely too long since I’ve posted, and for that I apologize. I’ve been terribly busy responding to nastygrams depositing my checks from Big Pet Food sneering at plebians going to a continuing education conference this past week, and what a week it was. Like many of you, I read the Indy Star’s expose about the loose strings of pharmaceutical companies (or, in internet conspiracy parlance, Big Pharma) at continuing education conferences such as the one I was going to attend, and also like many of you, I was surprised. And excited. I had no idea this was what…
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  • Q&A: Moving Pets to Australia

    Pet Travel Questions
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:03 pm
    Name: Ebony Number of Pets: 1 Pet Type: Puppy Pet Breed: Scottish Terrier From: Kansas, The United States To: Perth, Australia   Hello, Roughly how much does it cost to ship a puppy (>8kgs) from Kansas to Perth, Australia? What specific vaccinations does the puppy need to have? Thanks, Ebony   Hi Ebony, Thank you for your question. To be honest, Australia can be one of the more expensive places to transport a pet due to freight costs, pre-export vaccines, and quarantine costs (among other things). The process to prepare a pet to move to Australia takes at least 190 days (that…
  • Update: New Pet Import Rules for the United Arab Emirates

    Pet Travel Questions
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:14 am
    The United Arab Emirates Ministry of Environment and Water recently announced a few changes to the UAE pet import requirements. Specifically, the list of countries exempt from requiring the rabies blood test (or titer test) has changed -- some countries have been added to the list, and some (the United States and Canada, for example) have been removed. Pets traveling from the United States and other non-exempt countries must now secure a Rabies Blood Test Certificate from an accredited lab. The primary rabies vaccine should be done at least 21 days before the titer test, and the titer is…
  • News Round-Up: Encouraging Pet Travel Updates

    Caitlin Moore
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:28 am
    More news about pets on Amtrak trains. Japan's 'Animal Islands.' According to Department of Transportation data, pet air travel was safer in 2014 than in previous years. Does your company want to relocate you abroad? Consider bringing your pet along for better chances of success. It's Friday, so catch up with these cute pet travel stories. Meet Tobi, one of our talented Client Care Specialists.   Happy Friday!  
  • Incredible Experiences: Dudley's Move to Germany Customer
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:20 pm
    Name: Katrina Pet's Name: Dudley From: Texas To: Germany Social Media: "Reliable & Trustworthy" My husband and I moved to Germany, last minute, for his job. That being said, we had to leave many things behind because we didn't have the proper time to plan and pack! Dudley, our loving St. Bernard, was one of those precious items we left back in Texas. After discussing our situation with PetRelocation, they were able to help us get Dudley to Germany as easy and stress free as possible. Being the caring dog lovers that we are, we…
  • 2014 DOT Data Reveals Positive Trends in Pet Air Travel

    Pet Friendly Airlines
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:18 am
    According to recent government data, pet air travel is growing safer. The U.S. Department of Transportation has released its February 2015 Air Travel Consumer Report, which presents the DOT's overview of air travel data from last year and leads to an encouraging conclusion: of the approximately 2 million animals who traveled by air in 2014, there were 17 deaths and 26 injuries -- numbers that reflect a decrease from previous years. As we've discussed in the past, though tragic pet travel stories seem to make the news every few weeks, overall the numbers of negative pet incidents are…
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    Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews

  • Feeding Raw Dog Food 101

    28 Feb 2015 | 6:27 am
    Feeding your dog raw food is one of the best things you can do for your pet to help them stay healthy and live longer. For more videos like this, please visi… Video Rating: 0 / 5 Feeding Raw Dog Food 101 is a post from: Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews See also ...Feeding Raw Dog Food 101 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: Feeding dogs on a raw food diet Doggie treats homemade Benefits of reading Pressure Cooker Reviews
  • What is the best self-defense weapon?

    28 Feb 2015 | 4:40 am
    There are actually ‘eternal questions’ and then there are just things that will never go away completely. A very important factor that never appears to leave is some people’s wish for a simplistic response to extremely complex subjects. And after that comes a similar people’s tendency to argue over what simplistic and flawed solution is ...What is the best self-defense weapon? 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: Electrical…
  • Blood pressure level

    26 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    Standard blood pressure levels is essential to our lives: with no strain that forces our blood vessels to circulate around the circulatory program, no fresh air or nutrients and vitamins could be delivered via our arteries to the cells and bodily organs. Blood pressure can be unhealthily high, but it can also be too low. ...Blood pressure level 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: Why do you need a pressure cooker? Benefits of reading Pressure Cooker…
  • homemade dog food recipe | homemade dog food | healthy homemade dog food recipes | best | easy

    24 Feb 2015 | 9:27 am – homemade dog food 10 tips for making homemade dog food tip 1 – Make sure you chop or grind the vegetables up really wel… Video Rating: 0 / 5 homemade dog food recipe | homemade dog food | healthy homemade dog food recipes | best | easy is a post from: Dog Natural ...homemade dog food recipe | homemade dog food | healthy homemade dog food recipes | best | easy 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…
  • Dog Food Secrets – My own story of keeping my dog’s healthy

    20 Feb 2015 | 12:26 pm
    visit Video Rating: 2 / 5 Dog Food Secrets – My own story of keeping my dog’s healthy 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 blogDog Food Secrets – My own story of keeping my dog’s healthy is a post from: Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews See also a free dog food cook book - Recipes For Dog Food Sponsored by this money making blog Natural Dog Food - Related posts: Dog Food Secrets For Healthy Dogs healthy homemade dog food recipes |…
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  • A Warning About Pet Food or Junk Science

    Kimberly Gauthier
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:47 am
    A Warning About Pet Food or Junk Science A consumer funded pet food test was recently conducted that has created an interesting discussion amongst pet lovers. The testing shared that the existence of chemicals, excessive calcium, and bacteria in pet food can lead to disease. To many pet owners, this isn’t a surprise, there is a shared belief among many that inferior pet foods lead to many illnesses and diseases. To others, the study’s results were incomplete and a little confusing. Were this study to be done again, I would hope to see the following… More Variety in the…
  • Pets Teach Us So Much Radio 155 with Robbin and Joseph Everett

    Lookie Lou & The Crew
    20 Feb 2015 | 10:05 am
    Our guest this week is  Leo Grillo – Founder of D.E.L.T.A. Rescue. Leo Grillo Join us February 26, 2015 at 6:00 PM ET for fun, mayhem and everything pet. live or Pets Teach Us So Much on iTunes or Stitcher. About Leo Grillo: Leo Grillo is an actor and a passionate conservationist and animal welfare activist, and is considered an expert in the field of animal rescue by US county, state and federal agencies. In 1977 Leo Grillo moved to Los Angeles to launch his film career while studying in famed film acting coach Charles Conrad’s Master…
  • Pets Teach Us So Much 154 with Robbin and Joseph Everett

    Lookie Lou & The Crew
    17 Feb 2015 | 9:45 am
    Can Spring be far away?  We sure hope not! Diane Rose Solomon The most popular pet podcast on the planet is ready to rock! This week on Pets Teach Us So Much Radio and Podcast, Diane Rose-Solomon talks about her new book, JJ Goes to Puppy Class. Join us February 19 at 6:00 PM ET on or anytime on the download on iTunes, Stitcher or here on our site.  
  • Pets Teach Us So Much 153 with Robbin and Joseph Everett

    Lookie Lou & The Crew
    11 Feb 2015 | 10:04 am
    Bunnies sporting outfits at the Super Pet Expo Everything is hopping at the Super Pet Expo! We learn so much about our life with pets with several different guests. Join us for our live to tape interviews with PJNY Dog Wear creator Karen Varley, Ira Stahl from K9 Car Fence, Tom from Mars Pet Foods and Kelly Simonetti from Antler Ridge Wildlife Sanctuary. It’s going to be Pet-tacular. 2/12 at 6:00 PM ET.
  • Pet Owners Should Allow Rumors to Inspire Research

    Kimberly Gauthier
    11 Feb 2015 | 9:34 am
    Pet Owners Should Allow Rumors to Inspire Research Recently I’ve been hearing a lot about a raw food brand; Blue Ridge Beef. Is this a reputable brand? How are people’s dogs doing on their raw meals? Shortly after someone posts a query, someone responds with list of rumors about how Blue Ridge Beef does business. After following this discussion several times, I started to wonder if these rumors were true. What People Have Said About Blue Ridge Beef There are questions about where Blue Ridge Beef sources their meat. There are questions about the quality and safety of their meat.
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    FIDO Friendly

  • Homewood Suites Bricktown - Property Pick of the Litter
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:19 pm
    What fun! Our first experience at a Homewood Suites by Hilton and we chose the perfect experience by staying at the Oklahoma City, Bricktown in Oklahoma.   Let me start by saying this pet-welcoming hotel raises the bar for all Homewood Suites. Exterior is stunning and our valet greeted us as if he truly was happy we chose his property for our visit. He later confided that they were recipients of...
  • Beat The Winter Blues With 4 Great New Recipes from Petcurean!
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:47 pm
    When FIDO heard that our friends at Petcurean were serving up four new NOW FRESH™ recipes, we were barking in circles! We are big fans of this great pet food that is made with 100% market-fresh meat and fresh omega oils from coconuts and canola. It’s so fresh, it’s like eating off the kitchen counter (down, girl). NOW FRESH™ is packed full of nutritious ingredients and has zero grains, zero...
  • What to Do With Only Three Days in Sedona - FIDO Style
    17 Feb 2015 | 1:10 pm
    As one of the most beautiful locations in the American Southwest, Sedona offers an array of ways to spend a trip of practically any length.  With beautiful hiking, scenic vistas, exciting day trips, and top-flight food and shopping, it can be hard to decide how to spend the time. And bring your “best friend,” Sedona is one of the pet friendliest places in the country as well; with a local hotel...
  • Create Customizable Essential Products That Celebrate YOUR FIDO With PrideBites™
    6 Feb 2015 | 10:34 am
    Ask any pet parent about their dogs and you will hear all about their unique personalities. Some are playful while others are serious or calm. Since they are different, why should they all sleep on the same bed, wear the same boring collar, or cuddle with a random blanket? Thanks to PrideBites™ you can toss the boring old stuff that all the other dogs use and create totally different, totally ...
  • Don’t Bother Me; I Am Vacuuming - Why You Need A Botvac Too
    4 Feb 2015 | 12:44 pm
    Don’t bother me; I am vacuuming. A robotic vacuum by any other name would still be The Botvac Neato. This is a real workhorse! I don’t always read directions (just ask my husband) so did not know I was to charge my Botvac for 12 hours so after placing it on the charger for awhile, I set it to take off around my kitchen of hard wood floors. My dogs were curious and boxer Jake thought it was a...
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  • So who’s the funny one in this friendship? Just kidding,...

    19 Feb 2015 | 10:37 am
    So who’s the funny one in this friendship? Just kidding, we can all tell right away.(dog 715)
  • Well, you know what they say. You tie a pink ribbon ‘round...

    27 Jan 2015 | 11:16 am
    Well, you know what they say. You tie a pink ribbon ‘round a steel pole, that’s how you catch yourself a spare shadow. You keep it with you ‘til the end of your days, when Death comes a-lookin’ for you by the shadow you cast on the earth. Might be Death gets himself confused and takes the wrong one. Then again he might not. Since when’s Death just takin’ shadows these days, anyway? Who’d you hear this from? Maybe check your sources next time. (dog 714)
  • "Seat’s taken, man. Don’t even — that’s...

    15 Jan 2015 | 2:43 pm
    "Seat’s taken, man. Don’t even — that’s right. Plenty of other chairs around here. Thanks. Thanks.” (dog 713)
  • Listen, it’s not that I don’t want to come to your...

    6 Jan 2015 | 2:49 pm
    Listen, it’s not that I don’t want to come to your magic school and learn potions and sorcery and all that — I mean, who wouldn’t? — it’s just that every time I ask what the tuition costs are, you don’t say anything. You just … make that face. That one, the one you’re making now. What’m I supposed to do with that? (dog 712)
  • How come it’s dogs always gotta guard the gates to the...

    11 Dec 2014 | 10:58 am
    How come it’s dogs always gotta guard the gates to the land of the dead and whatnot? Don’t nobody realize them dogs need a break too, sometime? (dog 711)
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    Miniature Schnauzer Blog

  • Squirt my Mini Schnauzer

    17 Feb 2015 | 4:27 am
    Squirt is my 3 -year-old Mini Schnauzer. She was my 21st birthday gift and the moment I saw her with the little pink bow I fell in love! Since then she
  • My best friend daughter Laci

    17 Feb 2015 | 4:13 am
    We lost our sweet Laci to congestive heart failure on Sunday February 8th 2015, she was almost 11. I'm so heartbroken and she took a big part of ny heart
  • Hey there Georgie Gurl

    12 Feb 2015 | 3:43 am
    This is my heart throb Georgie Gurl. We had just lost our old lab Sara,va month before. She was 14. My Hubby's uncle, needed work on his tractor, and
  • My regular lovely pepper the schnauzer

    7 Feb 2015 | 10:22 am
    My dog is the best. If you would give me a thousand dollars for pepper I would pick pepper. she can do tricks such as sit, paw, other paw, lay down, roll
  • Zachary, My Little Man

    1 Feb 2015 | 3:53 am
    Mark, Zach, and I made the decision that Zach shouldn't have to stay on earth when life got too painful. In fact, though it was difficult for us to do
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    Grouchy Puppy Dog Blog

  • My dog is living and sentient, not a wagon wheel coffee table

    Sharon Castellanos
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:33 pm
    The time has come for every state to let go of defining dogs as property. Remember that scene in When Harry Met Sally, when Carrie Fisher is fighting with Bruno Kirby over a wagon wheel coffee table? That ugly table is property, the blue plate in Billy Crystal's hand is property, a dog is not. Resolving pet custody disputes. Should a dog be considered property, if we are finding more court cases of people getting awarded visitation rights?  Case law from the United States shows that two distinct tests have emerged to resolving pet custody disputes: firstly, the application of pure…
  • Ready to love again: John Unger adopts a rescue dog

    Sharon Castellanos
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:31 pm
    Who else remembers the beautiful photo of Schoep, the grey muzzled Shepherd and senior dog, being lovingly cradled by his person while floating in Lake Superior, hoping to alleviate some of his arthritic pain? John Unger's story touched people everywhere, including me. With my own older dog with similar coloring and features, the image of them together in 2012 had me in tears. Their story and the images were a beautiful demonstration of the human-animal bond, and we celebrated the response it generated from dog lovers across social media.  Time heals all wounds and heartbreak…
  • Why do older dogs sleep so much?

    Sharon Castellanos
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:40 pm
    While visiting my 82 year old father recently, he said naps were his favorite thing to do these days. I thought about that and remembered my love of power napping in college. Who else loves naps besides 82 year olds? Older dogs and babies, that's who. And power napping? Beside students, I'd add shift workers and puppies. Think about it for a minute. Why do older dogs sleep so much? Probably the most likely answer is that they burn fuel fast and need to recharge. Also, like that rechargeable battery, the older they get, they stop holding their charge as long. My dog always napped like…
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    VPI Hambone Award

  • VPI Nominates Top Academy Awards Pet Names

    16 Feb 2015 | 8:14 am
    With over 1,200 insured dogs and cats named “Oscar” it’s no secret that movie goers love pets. So in honor of the 87th Academy Awards Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation’s first and largest provider of pet health insurance, analyzed its database of more than 525,000 insured pets to find the top 10 most common Oscar nominee related pet names. And the nominees are (total number of pets sharing name in parenthesis): Top Oscar Nominated Actor/Actress Related Pet Names Bradley  “Cooper” (2633) “Emma” Stone (1239) “Eddie” Redmayne (427) “Reese” Witherspoon (274)…
  • VPI Reveals Top Valentine’s Day Pet Names

    10 Feb 2015 | 2:22 pm
    Move over Cupid, this weekend belongs to the cats and dogs! In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation’s first and largest provider of pet health insurance, analyzed its database of more than 525,000 insured pets to determine the pet names inspired by the Lover’s holiday. Below is VPI’s list of the love-themed pet monikers from its database of more than a half million insured pets (total number of pets sharing that name in parenthesis): Top 10 Valentine’s Day Pet Names Angel (1,085) Belle (823) Romeo (733) Beau (718) Sugar (583) Baby (506)…
  • February is Pet Dental Health Month

    30 Jan 2015 | 10:35 am
    Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation’s first and largest provider of pet health insurance, marks February as Pet Dental Health Month by reminding pet parents about the importance of regular dental care for their four-legged family members. In 2014, VPI policyholders spent more than $12.2 million on dental conditions and procedures, the fourth most common type of claim submitted to the company last year and an eight percent increase from the previous year. Preventive oral care is not only necessary for pets, it’s a financially sound choice for pet owners. In 2014, the average…
  • New England Patriots Defeat Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl Pet Names Competition

    26 Jan 2015 | 2:14 pm
    This year’s Big Game has no clear favorite. Fresh off their first Super Bowl win in franchise history the Seahawks are looking to go back-to-back, while the Patriots are seeking to return the Vince Lombardi Trophy to New England after falling short in their last two appearances. While football analysts are focusing on each team’s defensive and offensive strengths to predict a winner, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation’s first and largest provider of pet health insurance, has a much different way of forecasting a champion. VPI, a Nationwide company, analyzed its database of…
  • VPI Pet Names Predict Ohio State over Oregon in College Football National Championship

    6 Jan 2015 | 2:05 pm
    On Monday, Jan. 12, Ohio State and the University of Oregon will face off in the first ever College Football Championship.  Last week the Oregon Ducks downed undefeated Florida State and Ohio State shocked the nation by defeating top ranked Alabama to qualify for the finale, but who will take the title? Sports analysts across the nation are focusing on offensive and defensive statistics, but we at VPI have a much different way of predicting the winner. We searched through our database of more than 525,000 insured pets to forecast the college football champion through pet name popularity!
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    Bunny's Blog

  • ASPCA assists in removal of nearly 100 dogs from Arkansas dog rescue

    Vicki Cook
    28 Feb 2015 | 7:14 am
    Via - At the request of the Stone County Sheriff’s Department, the ASPCA removed nearly 100 dogs from Innocent Hearts Animal Rescue, a self-described no-kill dog rescue in Mountain View, Ark.Following the Stone County Sheriff’s investigation into neglect at the facility, Innocent Hearts Animal Rescue acknowledged they lacked sufficient resources to continue to care for the dogs, and voluntarily surrendered them to the ASPCA.The rescue group has decided to dissolve its facility and contacted the sheriff’s department for assistance, who in turn contacted the ASPCA for resources…
  • Purina Cat Chow to recognize cat shelter volunteers in 50 shelters nationwide

    Vicki Cook
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:03 pm
    Via PR Newswire -Every animal shelter has that volunteer – the one who cleans the visiting rooms, goes door-to-door collecting blankets from the community, fosters cats and kittens, and spends countless hours simply petting the cats to keep them calm and happy.Purina Cat Chow has launched the Purina Cat Chow Shelter Volunteer of the Year Contest to thank and recognize these dedicated volunteers.The program will donate nearly $100,000 among the 50 participating shelters – one in every state – in recognition of their volunteers in cash donations, cat food and cat care supplies to lessen…
  • NBC owned TV stations to air "Best in Shelter with Jill Rappaport" on Feb. 21

    Vicki Cook
    21 Feb 2015 | 7:21 am
    NBC Owned Television Stations will premiere Best in Shelter with Jill Rappaport on February 21 (7:00 pm EST). Long time NBC correspondent, award-winning animal advocate and author Jill Rappaport is the creator, executive producer and host of what proves to be a groundbreaking tribute to shelter dogs.The show takes viewers from coast to coast in search of our country's most loveable rescue dogs with the help of beloved actress Betty White, Broadway legend Bernadette Peters, HBO Real Sports' Bryant Gumbel, Olympic superstar skier Lindsey Vonn, and country music's own Emmylou Harris.Best in…
  • Help Sheba brighten shelter cats' lives

    Vicki Cook
    18 Feb 2015 | 11:32 am
    Via PR Newswire - Americans set out to pay it forward and embrace their thoughtful nature in honor of National Random Acts of Kindness Day each year on February 17.This year, in celebration of the day that encourages all kinds of good deeds, the makers of Sheba cat food decided to show some kindness to cats waiting for homes in animal shelters across the country.Every year, approximately 3.4 million cats enter animal shelters, and only about 1.3 million get adopted. With these cats in mind, Sheba wanted to help make them really happy with a 2 million can donation to shelters nationwide…
  • Share a kitty kiss!

    Vicki Cook
    14 Feb 2015 | 9:53 am
    Did you know if a cat blinks slowly at you, it means she likes you. It's called a Kitty Kiss!  Share a Kitty Kiss and pledge to help homeless pets! Click here:
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    Pet Insurance & Tips PDN

  • Clearance Microchips For Pets

    Pet Deals Now
    14 Feb 2015 | 11:16 am
    PetPorte Microchip Cat Flaps – Pet Supplies Store … – Buy PetPorte Microchip Cat Flaps at Guaranteed Cheapest Prices with Express & Free Delivery available now at, the UK’s #1 Online Pet Shop…. Buy the Sureflap Microchip Cat Flap for less at Pet … – Microchip Cat Flap. The SureFlap Microchip Cat Flap identifies cats using their unique identification microchip, unlocking only for your pet and preventing strays and …… Home Again Microchip Merck ( – Pet Equipment Supplies … – Once the microchip is in place, Home…
  • Deal Pet Insurance Policies

    Pet Deals Now
    14 Feb 2015 | 11:14 am
    Compare Cheap Car Insurance Deals | CompareTheMarket – Buy car insurance and get your free exclusive Meerkat toy! Compare car insurance now to save up to £230!… Compare Cheap Pet Insurance Quotes – MoneySuperMarket – Compare cheap pet insurance quotes with MoneySuperMarket. Find affordable pet insurance cover for your cat, dog, horse or rabbit from our leading UK insurers…. MORE THAN | Cheap Car, Home and Pet Insurance Quotes – Visit the MORE TH>N website to see how much you could save on your car, home and pet insurance!… Cheap Pet Insurance Top comparisons…
  • Free Pet Microchip Registration Deal

    Pet Deals Now
    14 Feb 2015 | 11:12 am
    Microchip – TMR0 Interrupt not working with PIC18f4550; Microchip XC8 Compiler Peripheral Libraries SPI / SD CARD; USB2514B errors; How do you change include directory …… 24PetWatch Microchip ID, Lost Pet Recovery and Pet … – 24PetWatch is dedicated to the health, welfare and safe return of your pet, 24/7! Free registration for all microchipped pets in North America! Our Emergency Care …… Pet Microchip for Dogs and Cats | HomeAgain Pet ID … – A pet microchip is the first step. A microchip implant takes just seconds at your veterinarian’s clinic, and…
  • Cheapest Embrace Pet Insurance Review

    Pet Deals Now
    14 Feb 2015 | 11:11 am
    Is Cheap Pet Insurance a Good Idea? – Pet Insurance Review – Is Cheap Pet Insurance a Good Idea? If you are like most people you will probably begin your search for pet insurance by looking for the cheapest policy…. Pet Insurance Discounts | EMBRACE – Experience Better Pet … – Pet Insurance Discounts. Embrace has a number of pet insurance discounts available and many of our pet parents are eligible for at least one of them…. Pet Insurance Medical History Review | EMBRACE – Medical History Review. If you want a clear picture of how your pet’s health to…
  • Www Trupanion Buying

    Pet Deals Now
    14 Feb 2015 | 11:09 am
    Compare Trupanion Pet Insurance – A Vet’s Guide To Pet Insurance: Compare Trupanion Pet Insurance. Making your research easy. Compare benefits, rates, coverage and more…. Review of Trupanion Pet Insurance – A Vet’s Guide To Pet Insurance: A Vet’s Review of Trupanion Pet Insurance. Making your research easy. Compare benefits, rates, coverage and more…. Cat Health Insurance for Accident & Illness – Trupanion – Trupanion cat insurance has 90% financial coverage for accidents and illnesses with no payout limit after deductible. Get a free online quote…
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    Cat Man Do | Dr. Arnold Plotnick

  • Therapeutic Diets in the Management of Feline Medical Conditions - (What to Feed a Cat that is Unhealthy)

    Arnold Plotnick
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:05 pm
    In my feline-only veterinary practice, not a day goes by without a client asking me what is the best diet for their healthy cat.  These days, it is becoming more difficult to answer this seemingly simple question. Many people feel that cats should be fed canned food only, and that dry food is terrible for their cat. Other people feel that the composition of the food is much more important than the form (canned vs. dry) and insist that low carbohydrate (“grain-free”) diets are the only ones suitable for true carnivores like the cat.  Still others shun all commercial diets and are…
  • Arden Moore's New Book *Fit Cat: Tips and Tricks to Give Your Pet a Longer, Healthier, Happier Life.*

    Arnold Plotnick
    9 Feb 2015 | 1:40 pm
    One of the best things about being a veterinarian and writer is that I often get to cross paths with very cool people.  And there is probably no one cooler than my friend and colleague Arden Moore.  The supremely talented Ms. Moore takes multitasking to an entirely new level.  She is a radio show host, podcaster, dog and cat behavior consultant, editor, speaker, entertainer, educator, and pet first-aid instructor.   Let’s not forget author extraordinaire.  She has written many many books, including The Cat Behavior Answer Book; Happy Cat, Happy You; The Kitten…
  • Rabies in New York City in 2014

    Arnold Plotnick
    5 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    "You're crazy Dr. Plotnick!"Call me crazy, but every year I like to read the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s rabies reports and see if anything has changed since the last year, or if there are any new trends.The news is:  there was a big drop in rabies cases.  For the entire year 2014, twelve animals tested positive for rabies.  They were 10 raccoons, 1 skunk, and 1 opossum.  Six raccoons and the skunk were from Staten Island, and 4 raccoons and the opossum were from Brooklyn.   That’s a very big drop for Staten Island.  In 2013, there were…
  • Mast Cell Tumors in Cats

    Arnold Plotnick
    3 Feb 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Mast cells are a component of the immune system. They originate from the bone marrow, and play an important role in the inflammatory process, especially in allergic reactions. Mast cells are found in all tissues of the body, but are concentrated in the skin, respiratory tract, and digestive tract.Mast cells produce a variety of chemicals that have differing effects on the body. These chemicals are stored in granules within the mast cell. In fact, it is the striking blue granules that are the most salient feature of mast cells when looking at them under a microscope. When mast cells encounter…
  • Reader Question: My Stumpy Manx Has Been Constipated for 5 Years. Is There Anything that Can Be Done?

    Arnold Plotnick
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Question:We have a 6 1/2 year-old male Manx cat.  Our cat has been dealing with constipation for about 5 years, off and on.  Lately he has been getting anal infections which have been treated with antibiotics.  We have recently starting giving the cat lactulose and cisapride once again because of the constipation.  I was also told he has no nerve feelings on the right side and is about 3 vertebrae short from where his tail stub is. I realize it is difficult to make a prognosis in an email and especially without examining the cat.  Is there anything else that can…
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  • What is your dog thinking?

    18 Feb 2015 | 4:04 am
    The science of canine behaviour is revealing something very exciting: dogs have evolved their own mental toolkit for living alongside humans, and it’s one that’s not the same as ours. From the myth of the ‘guilty look’ to the exciting discovery of dogs evolving an inbuilt affection for humans, canine psychology is finding out more all the time. Most dog owners are convinced that their pets not only lead complex emotional lives, but also know what their owners are thinking. Research seems to provide support for these ideas. Most recently, scientists at the Messerli Institute in…
  • 116 puppies seized at Dublin Port

    5 Feb 2015 | 11:32 am
    Pugs, West Highland Terriers, Cocker Spaniels, Shih Tzus, Huskies, Labroadoodles and Beagles were among 116 puppies seized from two vehicles bound for the UK at Dublin Port last night. The puppies, all aged between 4 and 6 weeks, were recovered in an operation organised by the DSPCA, the Department of Agriculture, Revenue and gardaí. None of the puppies seized had a Pet Passport, which is required under law to show the animal has been vaccinated, microchipped, wormed and seen by a vet. The puppies are now in the care of the DSPCA, who will be looking to place them in appropriate foster…
  • The lambing season approaches, so dog owners need to be vigilant

    5 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    With lambing season approaching, it is time for us as dog owners to be vigilant and not let our pets near farms. With spring just around the corner, here at Petfriendly Ireland we are gearing up for a year of new adventures and planning some great dog friendly walks around the country. However, with spring also comes lambing season, which means it is also time for us to be vigilant when out walking with with our dogs in the countryside. All dogs, from family pets to working dogs, can potentially cause a lot of distress and damage if they are not kept under control. At this time of year,…
  • Homeless Millie is now welcome at Simon shelter

    4 Feb 2015 | 1:50 am
    A NEW pilot scheme launched by the Dublin Simon Community and Finglas based Dogs Trust is helping homeless dog owners stay with their four legged friends. Sadly, most homeless accommodation providers in Ireland operate a ‘no dogs’ policy, which means that many homeless people are denied access to shelter and support, simply because they have a dog. But, thanks to a new initiative launched last December by the Dogs Trust and Dublin Simon Community, Demise and his dog Millie had a bed to sleep in over the Christmas period. Read more about this story here.
  • Dublin’s first cat cafe to open its doors in September 2015

    3 Feb 2015 | 4:09 am
    The Crazy Cat Cafe, Ireland’s first cat café, in which visitors can enjoy tea, coffee and cake and play with cats who roam around freely, hopes to open its doors in September. The Crazy Cat Cafe is the brainchild of Georgina O’Neill. She first came across the concept of cat cafés when her brother showed her photos from a cat café he visited while on holiday in Japan. Since launching its Facebook page last September, the Crazy Cat Cafe has amassed more than 2440 likes and looks set to join the ranks of many other cat cafes around the world, including those in London, Vienna…
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    The Woof Blog

  • Super Bowl’s Animal Attraction

    The Pet Care Guy
    6 Feb 2015 | 5:16 pm
    It’s no surprise that plenty of cute critters grace our television screens during the annual spectacle that is the Super Bowl.  Whether the animals are in a high-priced commercial or in the increasingly popular alternative to the football game — the Puppy Bowl — their expected presence can make us laugh or even tear up […]
  • FDA Warns Against Jerky Pet Treats

    The Pet Care Guy
    31 Oct 2013 | 10:39 am
    This issue has been going on since 2007, all related to feeding jerky treats to your pets. An amazing 3610 dogs and cats have become ill due to these treats. Sadly, 580 of these sick pets have died from jerky treats. The problem is, that most of these treats are made in China, and there […]
  • German Shepherd Female Needs a Home

    The Pet Care Guy
    21 Feb 2013 | 8:46 pm
    I have a client who rescued a German Shepherd female. However, she already has 3 dogs, and a 4th large dog is just too much. Anyone in the San Francisco Bay Area who is interested, please let me know. (Scroll down for pictures.) Here are the details she sent me. “I’ve attached 4 photos of […]
  • Dog Person or Cat Person? What Your Pet Says About You

    The Pet Care Guy
    10 Sep 2012 | 9:40 pm
      I came across an article that not only asks whether you are a dog person or a cat person. It also goes on to explain that the pet that you have an affinity for says something about who you are. Are you a conservative, or a liberal? Where do you live? Which Beatle do […]
  • ASPCA Help Pets Caught in Hurricane Isaac, Sparks Strong Comments

    The Pet Care Guy
    30 Aug 2012 | 7:03 pm
      I belong to the ASPCA and I get their emails. I got one today that updates its readers about how they are helping rescue animals in Louisiana from the Hurricane Isaac devastation. It’s a short article, and they update their readers on what they are doing, as they have blogged all their efforts there. […]
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  • Are There Feather Plucking Supplements for Parrots

    23 Feb 2015 | 5:17 pm
    Feather plucking is a common behavior found in pet birds, including parrots, in which the bird damages or pulls out its feathers. There are also some cases when birds will bite off, chew, strip or barber their feathers. All these feather damaging behaviors are a very frustrating problem for both veterinarian and the bird owner. Even in […] The post Are There Feather Plucking Supplements for Parrots appeared first on Related posts: Feather Sweaters for Feather Plucking Parrots! What You Need To Know About Calcium Deficiency In Parrots Nutrigreen All Natural…
  • Why Is My Bird Biting Its Feet?

    16 Feb 2015 | 5:34 am
    If Tweety is suffering from excessive biting of her feet here are a few causes and ways to go about helping her. Medical Causes Why Parrots Bite Their Feet Bacteria, Fungal or Viral Infections could be one of the reasons of parrot biting feet. These infections normally cause the feet of the parrot to become […] The post Why Is My Bird Biting Its Feet? appeared first on Related posts: Body Language of Biting Parrots Bird Supplies for Medium Parrots Where In The World Would Your Bird Sleep?
  • Stamping out Parrot Boredom

    4 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    Parrots are popular animals in the pet world and they are often one of the favorite birds people flock to gaze at in pet stores and zoos. The beautiful feathers of various colors, the impressive wingspan, and the fun factor of owning such a social and vocal pet are the factors that pull potential pet owners in. […] The post Stamping out Parrot Boredom appeared first on Related posts: Train Your Parrot with Bird Training DVD’s Help! Parrot Chewing Furniture Problem Why Parrots Need Bird Toys
  • Parrot Feather Care 101

    1 Feb 2015 | 12:40 pm
    #FeatherCare #FeatherPicking #ParrotFeatherCare Your parrots feathers are not simply a source of external beauty. They play far more important roles of protection and providing warmth for the bird. These complex structures repel water, provide insulation for the bird and even enable flight. Their delicate structure means that they get worn out after a period of […] The post Parrot Feather Care 101 appeared first on Related posts: Understanding Molting in Birds: Tips for Beautiful Feathers Feather Sweaters for Feather Plucking Parrots! About Feather Plucking and…
  • Tuesday Parrot Pictures – Help for Feather Picking

    26 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Enjoy Our Feather Picking Slideshow. Your Parrot Can Be In Pictures Too! Text (719-650-0812) or Email Your Photo’s to The post Tuesday Parrot Pictures – Help for Feather Picking appeared first on Related posts: 8 Cute Parrot Pics To Bring A Smile! Feather Sweaters for Feather Plucking Parrots! ParrotQuest’s photostream
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    Zoom Room Dog Training

  • Getting Started is Free

    Huntington Beach
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:25 pm
    FREE ORIENTATION This 30-minute session allows you to get familiar with the Zoom Room without your dog! We will orient you to our facility and policies, get all of the details in order, and we will cover some basics such as loading a clicker. Orientation is a requirement prior to taking any of our training […]
  • February Dog of the Month

    12 Feb 2015 | 1:13 pm
    BOO RADLEY TURNS 2 So what does Boo Radley do on her birthday?  Come to the Zoom Room for Agility of course!  And better yet, as Boo Radley turned 2, she also passed Agility 2.  So what’s next for this pretty girl?  Agility 3 of course! BOO RADLEY and her human Chelsea can often be […]
  • Two Sisters are Honored as February’s Dogs of the Month

    10 Feb 2015 | 11:14 pm
    Pit mix and Beagle mix Sisters named February's Dogs of the Month.
  • Izzie is February’s Dog of the Month

    Sherman Oaks
    10 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    Huggable Izzie is February's Dog of the Month.
  • 2015’s First Dog of the Month Holds the USA in Her Paws

    Sherman Oaks
    9 Feb 2015 | 6:00 pm
    January's Dog of the Month is a Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler mix with a taste for adventure.
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    Grouchy Puppy Dog Blog

  • My dog is living and sentient, not a wagon wheel coffee table

    Sharon Castellanos
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:33 pm
    The time has come for every state to let go of defining dogs as property. Remember that scene in When Harry Met Sally, when Carrie Fisher is fighting with Bruno Kirby over a wagon wheel coffee table? That ugly table is property, the blue plate in Billy Crystal's hand is property, a dog is not. Resolving pet custody disputes. Should a dog be considered property, if we are finding more court cases of people getting awarded visitation rights?  Case law from the United States shows that two distinct tests have emerged to resolving pet custody disputes: firstly, the application of pure…
  • Ready to love again: John Unger adopts a rescue dog

    Sharon Castellanos
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:31 pm
    Who else remembers the beautiful photo of Schoep, the grey muzzled Shepherd and senior dog, being lovingly cradled by his person while floating in Lake Superior, hoping to alleviate some of his arthritic pain? John Unger's story touched people everywhere, including me. With my own older dog with similar coloring and features, the image of them together in 2012 had me in tears. Their story and the images were a beautiful demonstration of the human-animal bond, and we celebrated the response it generated from dog lovers across social media.  Time heals all wounds and heartbreak…
  • Why do older dogs sleep so much?

    Sharon Castellanos
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:40 pm
    While visiting my 82 year old father recently, he said naps were his favorite thing to do these days. I thought about that and remembered my love of power napping in college. Who else loves naps besides 82 year olds? Older dogs and babies, that's who. And power napping? Beside students, I'd add shift workers and puppies. Think about it for a minute. Why do older dogs sleep so much? Probably the most likely answer is that they burn fuel fast and need to recharge. Also, like that rechargeable battery, the older they get, they stop holding their charge as long. My dog always napped like…
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    Trupanion Blog on Pet Health & Care Advice, Tips and Feature Articles

  • Trupanion Reviews – Week of 2/27

    27 Feb 2015 | 5:52 pm
    Special heartfelt thankyou to trupanion and my vet for suggesting it!!! Our cali went into kidney failure a few months ago and without this wonderful safety net we would have possibly lost our precious girl!!! Thankyou for caring about cali Read More
  • National Walk Your Dog Day: 5 Reasons to Walk With Your Pet

    21 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Grab a leash and hit the streets, National Walk Your Dog Day is February 22. Whether you have a dog, a cat, or just like to get outside for a stroll, a daily walk comes with a number of benefits. Read More
  • Trupanion Reviews – Week of 2/20

    20 Feb 2015 | 3:03 pm
    Trupanion-It’s simply the best!! BIG SHOUT OUT. Cannot say enough good things about Trupanion. When our dog was diagnosed with cancer, Trupanion enabled us to provide him with the absolutely best care available. Every Dog lover should have this coverage. Read More
  • When a Veterinarian’s Pet Gets Sick

    17 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    “A lot of people think being a veterinarian means you get free veterinary care. The reality is that nothing is inherently free. We still use drugs and supplies that come with a cost, and we still pay other veterinary specialists Read More
  • Trupanion Reviews – Week of 2/13

    13 Feb 2015 | 5:21 pm
    Slightly graphic, and going to give everyone a short#PSA slash update. My first growth mom discovered was over this summer on my vulva (most awkward phone call ever) and it came back positive as a plasma cell tumor. Few months Read More
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  • The Philly Dog’s Valentine’s Day Gift Guide 2015

    Rebecca Braglio
    8 Feb 2015 | 6:50 am
    For the Pup Shop locally and get your Valentine dog treats from Amelie’s Bark Shop located at  1544 E. Passyunk Avenue. Their adorable plush recycled cotton dog toy ($9) and homemade truffle dog treat set ($12) is sure to be a hit. And don’t forget kitty – check out the handmade cotton and organic catnip toys (only $5 each)! February is National Pet Dental Health – the perfect time to get your dog’s teeth cleaned. Daily upkeep is important, so check out Petsmile, the only toothpaste approved by the Veterinary Oral Health Council. No brushing is required as it…
  • Up Country Dog Collars Product Review

    Rebecca Braglio
    5 Feb 2015 | 12:33 pm
    Up Country dog collars –  any good pet fashionista knows the name. Since Dash is a fashionable guy who likes to stay up to date on the latest trends, I always try to make sure his collar appropriately reflects the season. Christmas time requires a festive holiday collar, spring demands some pastels, summer would be incomplete without flip-flops and beach pails. Valentine’s Day is no different, perhaps even more important, as Dash is on the prowl for a girlfriend. Which is why, when Up Country reached out to see if I’d be willing to review a collar, I gave a resounding yes.
  • Pints for Paws benefiting Delco SPCA

    Rebecca Braglio
    3 Feb 2015 | 4:34 am
    One of our favorite local rescues, the Delco SPCA, is partnering with Whole Foods Market for a “Pints for Paws” on May 31st. Adoptable dogs, a great cause, great beer – what more could you ask for? On Saturday, May 31st from12-6 p.m. the Whole Foods located at821 Lancaster Avenue (Wayne), participate in a beer-tasting event featuring delicious brews from Weyerbacher, all in support of the Delco SPCA.  And from 12-3 p.m. the Delco SPCA will be there with dogs who are looking for their forever home!  If you do happen to meet your soul dog at the event, you will be able to fill out…
  • One Dog Organic Bakery Product Review

    Rebecca Braglio
    2 Feb 2015 | 4:46 pm
    I’m always on the lookout for all-natural, organic pet treats. So when I heard that a small company called One Dog Organic Bakery was looking for “taste testers” to review their treats, I asked to participate. In exchange for writing this post and giving an honest review, One Dog Organic Bakery sent me three bags of treats for Dash to test out. The Story Behind One Dog Organic One Dog Organic Bakery was started by Veronica Glynn after she lost her two year old cat “Kitty” to kidney failure caused by melamine found in a pet food recall. I also lost my cat during this…
  • Separation Anxiety: I Gave Up My Dog (Part 2)

    Rebecca Braglio
    11 Jan 2015 | 8:21 am
    If you have a dog with separation anxiety, you know how expensive it can be. Whether it’s replacing destroyed furniture or getting medical treatment for self-mutilation, it quickly adds up. As an employed attorney, I was fortunate to be in a position to try every means available to get Dash’s separation anxiety under control. I refused to give up my dog. I contacted the breeder, who suggested I get another dog – after all, Dash had gone from being with four other dogs on a daily basis to being in my apartment, all alone, up to eight hours every day. I actually considered it and…
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    Talking Dogs at For Love of a Dog

  • All Day I Get Bacon Baby Dog Rap | Dog Song Saturday

    27 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    It's Saturday!  That means it's time for a dog song here at Talking Dogs.  Though we tend to like original songs written about dogs the best, sometimes we can't resist having some fun.Today we've got a silly dog rap music video for your enjoyment.  Yes, it is an advertisement for some dog treats.  That's really not the point and we don't really care what it's advertising.  However, we love the dog, Boss the Corgi, and the song All Day I Get Bacon Baby is doggone fun.Sit. Stay. Relax and enjoy All Day I Get Bacon Baby.  Fetch more dog songs and dog music videos at…
  • Bitey Face Blizzard Style | Wordless Wednesday

    24 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
     Rudy and Rosie enjoyed a barking good gameof bitey face during our recent blizzard. Rudy's got her down! A brief pause in the action. Look out, Rudy.  Rosie's gonna get you! Run, Rudy, run!
  • Blue Buffalo Wilderness Wild Bones Dental Treats from @Chewy | Product Review

    23 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    My dogs have taste tested Blue Buffalo Wilderness grain free Duck Biscuits  last fall and a couple of years ago sampled their Wilderness Trail Jerky dog treats and loved them.  So when Chewy asked if they'd like to try Blue Buffalo Wilderness Dental Chews, it was all paws up!According to Chewy, Blue Buffalo Wilderness Wild Bones are a 100% grain-free treat made to satisfy the spirit of the wolf that lives in every dog. Made to look just like something the wolf pack would search for in the forest, Wild Bones will help clean your dog's teeth as well as freshen his breath. They are…
  • Adopt Brother a Hound Dog Mix @WaysideWaifs in #KCMO

    21 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    This sweet soul is Brother.  He's a 3 year old hound dog mix.  Originally from New Orleans, LA, Brother was relocated to Wayside Waifs animal shelter in Kansas City, MO in hopes he'd have a better chance of finding a home.Brother is shy, but has been gaining confidence, especially thanks to Wayside Waifs' Confidence College.  It's hard to learn to trust humans, but Brother is doing just that.I'll let Brother tell you his story:Hi there, I'm Brother. This is such a hard thing for me to do...stepping into the spotlight to share my story with you makes me uncomfortable and…
  • Dog Park Song | Dog Song Saturday

    20 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    It's Saturday, so time for a dog song at Talking Dogs.   Today we have a dog song similar to those we sing here at our house.  Dog Park Song is a little silly and a whole lot of fun.This music video is pretty self explanatory and inspired by a trip to the dog park. The lyrics were made up as the camera rolled.Sit. Stay. Relax and enjoy Dog Park Song.  Fetch more dog songs and dog music videos at Talking Dogs.  You'll be surprised at how many we've collected.
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    Dogs now Puppies for Sale

  • Saint Danes

    28 Feb 2015 | 2:47 am
    Great Dane/Saint Bernard puppies, parents on premises, ready to go home on Dec. 11th, first shots, 3 black and white males, 2 black and white females. BEST of both breeds, BIG dog lovers dream, family raised and loved, EXCELLENT family dogs! MUST SEE! HURRY GOING FAST!
  • AKC Havanese puppies, Top Lines- Health Test-Well socialized Non Shedding!

    28 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    We have Spring puppies! They can go home late April. All girls left right now. We are taking phone interviews for loving homes. They are little so I put pictures of her last litter so you can see about what they will look like. Visit the website for up to date pictures and information on this outstanding litter. Havanese make the perfect family pet and great therapy dogs as well! At KingsKids Havanese, we provide Healthy strong, well adjusted and socialized Havanese puppies to loving homes. We have two boys left right now and ready for their forever homes. Check website for more pictures and…
  • Sweet and adorable Cavachon puppies in NH

    28 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    This boy and girl Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Bichon Frise combination are very sweet natured. They are half non-shedding so that should help with some people who have allergies. They are up to date on their puppy shots, vet checked with a current NH health certificate. Don't get scammed by all the on line con artists who steal people's pictures to steal your money! Meet your puppy face to face!!! Give us a call at 603-942-9970 to set up a time to meet our puppies at our home in Northwood, NH.
  • Westie West Highland White Terrier girl puppy in NH

    28 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    We have two Westie girl puppies, one for 1100 and the one pictured for 1200. They are non-shedding and hypo-allergenic puppies. They are up to date on puppy shots, vet checked with current NH health certificates. Older male, fully vaccinated for only 650 as well. We have been breeding dogs for over 20 years! Give us a call at 603-942-9970 to meet our puppies at our home in Northwood, NH.
  • Goldendoodles -MINI

    28 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    MINI GOLDENDOODLE PUPS f1, first generation : READY FOR March, 2015 Beautiful litter mini Goldendoodle pups born in January from Mom, Dam Jenny, a super sweet, calm, well mannered Golden Retriever and Dad, Dudley, is a calm and friendly white Mini Poodle. Pups will mature to 35 - 40 lbs at maturity. Our pups are happy, intelligent, playful, eager to please and train. Our pups range in the 1495 and up. They come with shots, wormed, vet checked and health guarantee. They are 90 - 100 POTTY TRAINED and raised in a home by 17 yr experienced breeder with lots of TLC, socialization around children…
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    Petplan USA Blog

  • every pet parent should know about this harmful bacteria

    24 Feb 2015 | 7:19 am
    In the past, the most common cause for pet food recalls has been for Salmonella contamination. While Salmonella still leads the recall pack, you may have noticed a new pathogen popping up on recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lists. Listeria monocytogenes is an exceptionally serious and potentially deadly bacterium that every pet owner needs to know about and monitor for recalls.   According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 1,600 Americans become infected with Listeria each year and about 260 die from the infection. Sadly, about 90% of…
  • salmonella could be lurking in your pet food

    19 Feb 2015 | 4:24 am
    One of the leading causes for pet food recalls is for “the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.” Even though the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and many veterinarians (myself included) are concerned about Salmonella, I’ve found not all pet owners understand what Salmonella is and why it’s important to monitor human and pet foods for it. So what’s the big deal about this tiny microbe?   To begin, Salmonella is a bacterium, and it’s in the same family as another familiar foodborne pathogen, Escherichia coli or E. coli. Salmonella is…
  • the hottest pet food trends to watch for in 2015

    17 Feb 2015 | 3:53 am
    Pet food is hot, smoking hot. The past several years have seen pet food progress from a food industry afterthought to a portfolio necessity. The world’s largest food manufacturers have scrambled to acquire pet food companies over the past decade, with Smucker’s® recently announcing it will purchase Big Heart Pet Brands®, owner of Milk-Bone®, Pup-Peroni®, Kibbles ‘n Bits®, 9Lives® and Meow Mix®.   Last year Mars Inc. bought Iams® and Eukanuba® from Proctor & Gamble, while Nestlé® and Colgate® respectively own…
  • 4 ways to celebrate your pet this Valentine's Day

    13 Feb 2015 | 5:01 am
    There are holidays that everyone loves, like Halloween and Thanksgiving, and then there is the holiday OF love, which seems to have polarized people—they either love it or hate it. I’m talking about Valentine’s Day, of course, and while it may just be a “Hallmark” holiday, if you have a pet, then you have truly experienced unconditional love and that’s worth celebrating!   Now, you know that the traditional Valentine’s Day heart-shaped box of chocolates is a no-no for your furry valentine, so I’ll give you some ideas of how to celebrate in…
  • four dog breeds (you probably haven't heard of!)

    11 Feb 2015 | 7:06 am
    You guys know that I’m all about adopting pets from the shelter and totally in love with mixed breeds, right? Well, I am. But I’m also a sucker for the Westminster Dog Show. Some people look forward to romantic dinners on Valentine’s Day, but for me, Valentine’s Day means that my yearly dog show craving is about to become quenched.   I also very much look forward to the American Kennel Club’s (AKC) announcement of their new breeds for the year. This year, they have welcomed four new breeds to their ranks. These new breeds are eligible to compete in AKC…
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  • Flaxseed for Dogs and How to Use It Correctly

    janie knetzer
    20 Feb 2015 | 7:24 pm
    In my continuing series regarding natural herbs for dogs, in this article I want to share the many tremendous benefits of flax for our four legged friends. Flax is a member of the Linum genus of the Linaceae family, which grows in the cooler regions of the planet. Flax is effectively a food and fiber […]
  • Fennel for Dogs and How to Use It Correctly

    janie knetzer
    7 Jan 2015 | 5:39 pm
    One of my favorite herbs for dogs is fennel. If you cook, I’m sure you’ve heard of it, or you may just make a tea out of it for yourself. Fennel is actually a flowering plant species found in the celery family, the sole species in the Foeniculum genus. One of the more widely cultivated […]
  • The Therapeutic Uses of Corn Silk for Dogs

    janie knetzer
    15 Nov 2014 | 10:02 am
    Adding to our library of herbs for dogs; in this article we continue with a look at corn silk. Corn silk, unsurprisingly, comes from the corn plant itself and is derived from the “silk” at the top of an ear of corn. You can learn more about how people use it for themselves as a […]
  • Safely Using Dandelion For Dogs

    janie knetzer
    2 Nov 2014 | 8:17 am
    As we continue on with our series about using herbal treatments for dogs; we’re taking a close look at dandelion for dogs and the many, many benefits it offers. The dandelion comes from the taraxacum genus of flowering plants in the Asteraceae family. Mostly native to North and South America as well as parts of […]
  • 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.  Learn more here. The name for chamomile actually comes from the Greek term for “earth apple.” There are a […]
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  • How to Fight Canine Cancer

    Carol Bryant
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:52 pm
    photo courtesy Deposit Photo.   Canine cancer affects one out of every three dogs.  Of those, over half of them will die of cancer. The good news is that there are things you can do to help prevent your dog from becoming one out of every three dogs who will acquire cancer. The C word. Disguise it, whisper it, or even give it a code word: The bottom line is this is every pet parent’s worst nightmare (or at least one of them). A diagnosis of cancer in pets is something none of us ever wants to hear or face. Dr. Patrick Mahaney was recently interviewed for the BlogPaws Cares and Shares…
  • Scary Reality of Dogs Without Dental Care #DogDentalHealth

    Carol Bryant
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:08 pm
    Remember those commercials that ran a few years back, or more, that showed what cigarette smoking could do to a person? Here’s one that stuck with me: Anti Smoking from Hungry Man UK on Vimeo. Now imagine what not taking care of your dog’s teeth can do to your dog’s overall health. It’s quite alarming, but sometimes pictures speak louder than words. There is a scary reality to dogs without dental care. I am fortunate to have kept in touch with my dog’s littermates over the years. Recently, a friend of mine adopted my dog’s littermate, a female Cocker Spaniel, at the age of six…
  • My Dog Hates the Vet

    Carol Bryant
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:32 pm
    Working in the human medical field for a number of years behind the scenes, I became familiar with a phenomenon known as “white coat syndrome.” Also known as white coat hypertension, this is a phenomenon in which patients exhibit elevated blood pressure in a clinical setting. So basically you go to the doctor’s for an appointment—perhaps a routine physical—but you get unknowingly anxious and your blood pressure escalates. If this is the only time a person has an elevated blood pressure, cause for concern need not occur. Dogs go through the same thing. I always hope my dog will like…
  • 8 Insider Info Facts About Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

    Carol Bryant
    19 Feb 2015 | 2:19 pm
    Since 1877, the world’s most famous and prestigious dog show continues to add to its legacy. For the fifth year in a row, Fidose of Reality takes to the “garden green” at Madison Square Garden in the heart of New York City, New York, for the annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. The iconic show took place February 16 and 17, with benched judging taking place at the “Piers” during the day and the televised group judging in the evening. Two new breeds were entered into this year’s competition: The Coton de Tulears in the non-sporting group and the…
  • Dog Moms Fess Up About Dog Dental Care #DogDentalHealth

    Carol Bryant
    18 Feb 2015 | 1:57 pm
    What do you think is harder on a dog? Teeth brushing or this?   Brushing a dog’s teeth might just be one of the most important life-saving routines you can establish. No matter what a dog’s age, breed, or health issues, there is always time, room, and a routine that can be established for teeth brushing. We have some dog moms who are fessing up about dog dental care. If you missed our step-by-step blog post on how to brush a difficult dog’s teeth, be sure to catch up here. Dog mom Nancy Brisebois read the article and shared this note with us: Nancy has a dog named Mayor…
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  • FREE 4-6 Pound Bag of Purina Pro Plan Dog Food Rebate (up to $18.99)

    28 Feb 2015 | 8:07 am
    Get a free bag of dog food with this rebate offer from Purina on Pro Plan. Head on over HERE to get your dog’s myPLAN recommendation and receive a rebate offer for a free bag (4-6 lbs, up to $18.99 bag of Purina Pro Plan). Offer is good only in the USA. Void where taxed, prohibited, restricted. Allow 6-8 week. Limit one request per individual, address, or email address. Offer expires 04/30/2015. Rebate offers are a great way to save on money while trying out a new brand, and are also perfect for snagging a donation item for your local rescue group or shelter!
  • Magazine Sale for Animal Lovers: The Bark, Catster + More Up to 85% OFF

    27 Feb 2015 | 6:51 am
    There’s a huge magazine sale event going on right now over at Zulily and you can save up to 85% on a 1 or 2 year print subscription to a variety of popular magazines. In addition to titles such as Real Simple, Yoga Journal, Travel + Leisure, Cooking Light, Us Weekly, you’ll also be able to snag BIG savings on magazines for animal lovers including: The Bark Magazine 1 or 2 Year Subscription $7.99/$12.99 ($24/$48 reg) National Geographic Kids Magazine 1 Year Subscription $11.99 ($50 reg) Horse & Rider Magazine 1 Year Subscription $7.99 ($60 reg) Dogster Magazine 1 or 2 Year…
  • Helping Your Dog Achieve and Maintain Their #PerfectWeight

    25 Feb 2015 | 9:44 pm
    Is your dog overweight? Finding out and learning what to do about it is an important part of being a pet parent. It’s our job to keep our fur kids healthy, and that includes helping them maintain a healthy weight since this adds to quality of life and life expectancy. How do you know if your dog is at their healthy weight? Start by checking out this video from Dr. Ashley Gallagher: Did you watch it? If so you might have been surprised or even shocked to learn that more than 50% of pets are overweight…I certainly didn’t know that! Dr. Ashley also mentioned this Healthy Pet…
  • Extremely Ginormous Kyjen Hide-A-Squirrel Puzzle Toy for Dogs 38% OFF + FREE Shipping

    25 Feb 2015 | 10:40 am
    Daisy has the regular size Kyjen Hide-A-Squirrel toy and we have SO much fun playing with it. I say “we” because it’s one of those toys that needs some supervision for most dogs, otherwise they just chew it all up. We sit on the floor together and practice skills like “drop it” and “leave it” and sometimes I hide the individual squirrels all around the room and then call her in to find them. It’s really interactive and super good for teaching your dog impulse control and how games work. It’s a GREAT toy and I was over on Amazon today to…
  • Printable Pet Coupons: Tidy Cats, Fancy Feast + More Cat Food and Litter

    24 Feb 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Cat people, save on supplies for your feline friend by clicking any of the coupons from the list below to print them from home or email them to yourself from mobile to save and print the coupons later. Don’t see what you need, or want to search for more printable coupons? Click here to browse the entire database and print free coupons for your home, pets, groceries and family.
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  • It’s cold outside!

    26 Feb 2015 | 4:47 pm
    I can’t believe how cold it is outside! Every time I go out there to turn the snow yellow I slip and fall on my pug-butt. It is not easy being me… Yup, life sure is tough. I really need a break from all of this.
  • Dog Bad Breath

    25 Feb 2015 | 2:40 pm
    Bad Breath Breakdown There are many reasons why your dog can have bad breath. There are many causes of dog bad breath including the following: They have just had something that is making their breath smell bad They have an anal gland impaction and have been licking themselves (gross!) They have a medical problem such [...]
  • Top 15 Mascot Dogs

    23 Feb 2015 | 5:54 pm
    15. John Jay College of Criminal Justice Blood Hounds This is a great mascot to start the list. While it is not as famous as some of the other dogs higher up, it does get points for its appropriateness. I mean seriously, can you think of a better mascot for a criminal justice school than [...]
  • Dog Anxiety

    22 Feb 2015 | 10:09 am
    Dog Anxiety It is not abnormal for dogs to experience anxiety. When your dog is anxious, he or she may display a wide array of behavior including growling, urinating, drooling, howling, chewing, digging or trying to escape. Such dog anxiety occurs when dogs do not know how to behave when they are without their owners. [...]
  • 12 Hilarious Dressed-to-Impress Pugs

    21 Feb 2015 | 6:30 pm
    Recovering from last night’s kibble binge Knitted from the fur of one-thousand albino pugs Move along folks, nothing to see here… Just realized that brand new sweater might be for human’s sick sense of humor and not to keep my freezing pug-butt warm Lack of enthusiasm + utter contempt = this nice looking fella Giddy-up [...]
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    To Dog With Love

  • Keep Your Pet Smiling with Yummy Dental Treats! #DogDentalHealth

    To Dog With Love
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    This post is sponsored by PetSmart, and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Dental Health Month, but To Dog With Love only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. PetSmart is not responsible for the content of this article.It's nearing the end of Pet Dental Health Month, but we hope it's just the beginning of (or continuation of) a great dental health routine for your pets!Did you know that dental disease is the most common disease in both dogs and cats? Over 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats show signs…
  • Fido's Freebie Friday Goes #Noseblind!

    To Dog With Love
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Jane Lynch, non-smelly Rocco and me!This week Rocco and I had the chance to take a quick trip to NYC to meet up with the folks at Febreze, the ASPCA and actress Jane Lynch to learn about noseblindness and how this nasty condition can be treated!Nose blindness is a condition where you become accustomed to the smells in your home and you don't smell them anymore. Uh oh! If you notice your houseguests wrinkling up their noses, you might just be noseblind!We'll tell you more about our trip in a future post, but what we will tell you now is that if you're concerned your house or car smells and you…
  • It's National Love Your Pet Day

    To Dog With Love
    19 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Today is National Love Your Pet Day. I know I'm preaching to the choir, but everyday is love your pet day around here!So here are some FitDog ways I spoil Rocco everyday, and how you can, too!Take your dog for a walkIf the frigid weather (or snow, or whatever it is in your neck of the woods) is just too unbearable, show your love with indoor games like Find It or Go Hide. Show your love for good dental hygiene and fresh breath by brushing your dog's teeth followed by a yummy dental chew treat. Some of our current faves are Whimzees, VeggieDent Chews, Merrick Brush…
  • Fido's Freebie Friday Fights the Freeze!

    To Dog With Love
    19 Feb 2015 | 1:56 pm
    Welcome to another edition of Fido's Freebie Friday (FFF), the weekly giveaway blog hop for all things pet!We've been working hard at trying to stay warm this past week. And with the deep freeze spreading across the country,  there's no better time to hang out with your fur friend next to you and check out the Fido's Freebie Friday Blog Hop! You'll find all sorts of goodies in the giveaways listed below. You can enter them all or add your own! We make it easy by linking them up all in one place.Here's how to participate The rules for Fido's Freebie Friday are…
  • Active Dog Valentine's Day #Giveaway!

    To Dog With Love
    12 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    We want to wish all our active dog pals a Happy Valentine's Day. And to show you our love, we've put together a fab giveaway that we think you'll all enjoy. One lucky winner will receive a Solvit Deluxe SUV Cargo Liner and three packs of Zuke's Genuine Jerky treats! Read all the way down to enter via our giveaway widget. But first, here's why we love these items for our active lifestyle and active dog pals!Deluxe Sta-Put™ SUV Cargo LinerRocco rides securely in a crate in our small SUV, and we love the idea of a nice comfy liner to both protect the car AND to give Rocco a nice…
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    Petplan Blog

  • What should you do if you find a stray cat?

    27 Feb 2015 | 2:47 am
    According to the Blue Cross, the number of stray cats in the UK is on the increase and a stray can often be hungry, frightened or even sick or injured. Because of the often difficult decisions that need to be made if you come across an injured cat, it’s important to know what to do should you find one. Petplan has put together some useful advice should you find a stray cat with some help from our friends at the Blue Cross… If the cat appears injured, take it to the vet as soon as possible If you find a cat that is ill or injured, speak to them gently and softly and cautiously approach, if…
  • Petplan Find a Pet: top 10 most popular cat breeds

    20 Feb 2015 | 2:48 am
    Petplan’s free Find a Pet service allows you to search for kittens, puppies, cats and dogs for sale and rehoming across the UK. It’s a wonderful place for responsible breeders to advertise and find new homes for their animals and for would-be owners to find themselves the perfect pet. We’ve put together our 10 most popular cat breeds from the site along with some helpful information about the typical personality and temperament of each breed… Bengal Cat Bred from a domestic cat and a wild Asian Leopard Cat, the result is an intelligent breed with a striking spotted coat and a loyal,…
  • Can brushing your dog’s teeth cure bad breath?

    13 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    Whether you’ve got a Chihuahua or a Doberman, all dogs can been prone to bad breath. But did you know that bad breath (or halitosis) can often indicate more serious health and dental problems? Just like humans, dogs can develop dental problems like plaque build-up, gingivitis and tartar which not only contribute to bad breath but can actually lead to serious issues like heart, liver, and kidney disease. Brushing your dog’s teeth is the best way to prevent bad breath (and all the associated health problems that can come with it) and Petplan has put together some useful advice to help you…
  • Petplan reveals the truth behind common cat myths

    6 Feb 2015 | 8:32 am
    Whether it’s the unlucky black cat or their nine lives, cats are a rich source of mystery and myth. However, there are many other things said about cats that aren’t quite as easy to dismiss – and getting the facts straight is crucial, as misinformation can cause unnecessary stress to both owners and pets. Petplan is here to help! We’ve found some common myths about cats and revealed the truth behind these claims… It’s fine to give cats cow’s milk Adults of any species tend to have trouble digesting the milk of another species, including cats. Like humans, many cats are lactose…
  • Petplan Find a Pet: top 10 most popular dog breeds for sale

    6 Feb 2015 | 1:42 am
    Petplan’s free Find a Pet service allows you to search for puppies, kittens, cats and dogs for sale and rehoming across the UK. It’s the perfect place for responsible breeders to sell their animals and for would-be owners to find the perfect pet for them. Here are our 10 most popular dog breeds from the site and some useful facts about the typical personalities of each breed… Cavalier King Charles Spaniels The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a happy and playful companion. They are a bold and active little dog who don’t require strenuous exercise but should be taken for regular…
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    K9 Magazine

  • K9 Magazine Issue 81

    K9 Magazine
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:48 am
    Talking Point: Think Your Dog Could Be a Model? We’ll Show You How Lifestyle: Interview with Lilly Ghalichi Talking Point: A View from Sierra Leone Real Life: An Introduction to Paragility Review of the Best Dog Products: Choosing The Right Dog Food Talking Point: Dog Myths BUSTED! Travel: Dogs Abroad – A Pet Owner’s European […]K9 Magazine Issue 81 is an article from: K9 Magazine
  • Choosing The Right Dog Food – What Does Your Dog Need?

    K9 Magazine
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:16 pm
    Having trouble choosing what food will give your dog all they need to keep them happy and healthy? Let K9 Magazine guide you through some of the best foods we’ve found and tried. Tune in next month to read more reviews and recommendations! Choosing The Right Dog Food – What Does Your Dog Need? is […]Choosing The Right Dog Food – What Does Your Dog Need? is an article from: K9 Magazine
  • Think Your Dog Could Be a Model? We’ll Show You How

    K9 Magazine
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:49 am
    Every pet parent thinks that their pooch is the cutest ever, but, does your dog have what it takes? It takes a well-trained dog, plenty of patience and loads of luck. You won’t get rich, but you’ll have some fun with your dog, says Layla Flaherty. As readers of K9 Magazine will know, I own […]Think Your Dog Could Be a Model? We’ll Show You How is an article from: K9 Magazine
  • A Pet Owner’s European Adventure (Part Two)

    K9 Magazine
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:38 am
    With weather typical of the great British Winter in full swing who could blame you if you were ready for some sun, but as dog owners do you ever feel that a holiday abroad is out of reach? At the end of last year we brought you the tale of Emma and Paul Burton who […]A Pet Owner’s European Adventure (Part Two) is an article from: K9 Magazine
  • Interview with Lilly Ghalichi

    K9 Magazine
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:15 am
    Lilly Ghalichi is possibly best known for two things – her glamourous outlook on everything fashionable, and her beloved dog, Coconut. After launching onto our TV screens through Bravo’s “Shahs of Sunset” reality series, Lilly has been the talking point of many news and gossip sites but we’ve discovered there’s a lot more to this […]Interview with Lilly Ghalichi is an article from: K9 Magazine
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  • Friends With Dogs

    27 Feb 2015 | 4:35 am
    When I adopted my dog Honey, this extrovert had a fantasy. A fantasy of making lots of new friends with dogs. I have made lots of friends with dogs. Unfortunately, most of them live scattered around the country and even the world. Making Friends With Reactive Dogs Those of you with dogs who bark and snarl […]
  • My Dog the Personal Trainer

    26 Feb 2015 | 5:57 am
    With bitter cold and a busy schedule, I’ve gained a few pounds. But it’s not my dog Honey’s fault. She’s an excellent personal trainer. Whether I like it or not, Honey won’t let me go too long without a workout. Here are a few of the exercises she makes me do: Dead Dog Lift – Although […]
  • We Know What You Want

    25 Feb 2015 | 3:06 am
    Honey and I know what you want. And we’re going to give it to you. It’s only 23 days until spring. And 116 days until summer. Sorry friends in the southern hemisphere. But we’ve earned this. With backs aching from shoveling snow and with frozen noses and fingers. Your Turn: Have you started counting the […]
  • The REAL Reason We Love Dogs

    24 Feb 2015 | 4:52 am
    Unconditional love. (Wo)man’s best’s friend. Blah, blah, blah. I’ve seen the standard explanations for why we love dogs so much. But I think they miss the mark. I know the real reason we love dogs so much. Dogs Pay Attention To Us If you weren’t raised in a basement by troglodytes, you probably assume someone […]
  • My Neglected Dog

    23 Feb 2015 | 3:31 am
    The universe is conspiring against me and my dog. Yeah, I’m really busy and my dog Honey would have to be dealing with that anyway. But the extreme cold is making things even worse. Can I really blame winter for my neglected dog? House In The Cold We’ve had an extremely cold winter. The coldest of […]
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    Life with Cerebellar Hypoplasia Cats

  • Our Cats Rely on Our Emotional Cues, Report Claims

    15 Feb 2015 | 2:41 pm
    The next time your cats face a new situation, take a minute to evaluate your own reaction — it may help them deal with the situation too — or so claims a new study. Researchers wanted to find out if cats use the emotional information provided by their owners about a new or unfamiliar object to guide their own behavior toward it. To test this theory, the researchers found 24 owners and their cats, and then allowed each cat to explore an unfamiliar room (that had a fan in it) with their owner. Some owners were asked to regard the fans with fear — to back away and use fearful…
  • Getting Back Into the Swing of Things

    31 Jan 2015 | 3:25 pm
    So I hope to get back into blogging – but here’s a minor setback: You know it’s a problem when none of your browsers auto fill the name of your website when you start typing. To be honest, I feel a little of the same — disconnected. As I mentioned earlier, living with two CH cats is …normal for me. At first, when we adopted our cats, it was easy to come up with post topics. Everything was new. I had so many questions and wanted answers. Every day we would face challenges and find ways to overcome them. Or deal with them. Or, sometimes, cry through them. Over…
  • Blast From the Past: Hi From Amanda at Life with CH Cats

    24 Jan 2015 | 8:50 am
    Hi all – Long time no post. A dear friend reached out the other day, mentioning the lack of posts lately. I really appreciated it. It’s something I truly think about every day – including remembering all of you – however, due to all sorts of things, this blog has taken a back seat for a while. When the new year came and went, I toyed with the idea of resolving to post more often here. We’ll see how that pans out; perhaps this is a start. Anyway, I just wanted to write a quick post to say, yes, I’m still here and think about all of you often. It’s…
  • Remembering Shakey Puddin’ Pie and Her Endless Impact

    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

    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…
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    Dog Collar Fancy

  • St Patrick’s Day Dog Cookies

    26 Feb 2015 | 10:26 pm
    St Patrick’s Day Dog Treats St Patrick’s Day Dog Cookies INGREDIENTS: 1 cup of whole wheat flour I cup of cooked peas (from frozen, they’re greener than the canned ones) 1 cup of spinach GET THE FULL RECIPE HERE
  • Top 10 Reasons Why Your Pets Should Take Fish Oil

    26 Feb 2015 | 8:45 am
    Fish oil supplements are an ideal complement to your pet’s diet because they supply omega-3 fatty acids, which your dog or cat’s body cannot sufficiently produce on its own. Still in doubt? Here are the top 10 reasons why it’s important to supplement your dog or cat’s daily intake with a quality fish oil supplement. Top 10 Reasons Why Your Pets Should Take Fish Oil.
  • 24 Feb 2015 | 9:19 am

    24 Feb 2015 | 9:19 am
    A Girl’s Best Friend crystal pet collar Beautiful white nylon collar with white velvet. Decorated with clear crystal for the look of diamonds. Truly a girls best friend. This collar comes with a Free faux diamond ring charm.
  • White Bon Armoire

    25 Jan 2015 | 10:07 pm
    This White Bon Armoire Dog Closet is now available for your pampered dog! This beautifully designed Pet Armoire is made out of solid engineered wood. It is the perfect piece of furniture to store all your dog and cat clothing along with their collars and other fashion accessories. White Bon Armoire.
  • Paris Dog Harness Vest

    22 Jan 2015 | 9:33 pm
    Paris Dog Harness Vest Paris Dog Harness Vest Dog Collar Fancy designer dog harness vest. Hand made Paris print dog vest decorated with shabby chic flowers with a crystal in the center. SEE IT HERE…
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    VetDepot Blog

  • 3 Sure Signs of Dental Trouble in Pets

    27 Feb 2015 | 1:19 pm
    Dogs and cats are not capable of taking care of their teeth on their own. If a pet’s oral hygiene is neglected by the owner, there’s a good chance that some degree of dental disease will develop by age four. Periodontal disease is not only painful, it can also lead to infections elsewhere in the body including the lungs, liver, kidneys, and heart. Don’t overlook these three common signs that dental trouble is ahead for your pet: 1. Discolored Teeth: If your pet’s teeth are anything other than white, something is wrong. Stains and discoloration should be examined by a veterinarian. 2.
  • The AKC Releases List of Most Popular Dog Breeds of 2014

    27 Feb 2015 | 8:55 am
    The American Kennel Club just released its annual ranking of the most popular dog breeds in the United States. This year’s list revealed some big changes, including the beloved dachshund falling off the most popular list and the French Bulldog breaking into the top 10 for the first time in 100 years. The following breeds made the AKC’s most popular list for 2014: 1. Labrador Retriever (pictured) 2. German Shepherd 3. Golden Retriever 4. Bulldog 5. Beagle 6. Yorkshire Terrier 7. Poodle 8. Boxer 9. French Bulldog 10. Rottweiler To learn more about these dog breeds and others, visit…
  • 3 Ways to Make Vet Visits Less Stressful

    25 Feb 2015 | 9:12 am
    Visiting the vet can be stressful for both pet and owner. Between the car ride, unfamiliar space, and other animals, it’s not uncommon for an animal’s nerves to set in. Don’t miss these three tips for keeping the experience as stress-free as possible: 1. Relax: This may be easier said than done, but the more calm you can remain, the more calm your pet will be. It’s likely your four-legged companion can sense when you’re stressed or agitated, so try to take a few deep breaths and stay positive about the situation. 2. Go for a joyride: If the only time your pet gets to travel by…
  • Is Your Dog an Introvert or an Extrovert at the Park?

    23 Feb 2015 | 8:30 am
    Just like people, dogs all have their own personality traits and temperaments. Not every dog can be the most social canine at the dog park, so if your sweet pooch is a little on the shy side, don’t despair. A dog’s breed, upbringing, and individual instincts all come into play when it comes to the level of social interaction he’s comfortable with. Below are three categories dogs often fall into when it comes to sociability: The Team Player Some breeds, like the Beagle, Basset Hound, or Foxhound, are known for their ability to work as a team to catch prey. Commonly referred to as pack…
  • Can Dog Shampoo Be Used on Cats?

    20 Feb 2015 | 11:12 am
    You’ve decided it’s time to give your cat a bath but you’re out of kitty shampoo, so you reach for the dog shampoo instead. This may seem like a perfectly harmless swap, but pet owners should beware. Dog shampoo is not always safe for felines. If the shampoo in question is a flea shampoo, steer clear. Certain insecticides that are safe for dogs, like permethrin, are toxic when used on cats. Even if the shampoo contains a flea-fighting ingredient that is typically safe for felines, it may contain a greater amount than safe for a small cat or kitten. To be sure, always consult with a…
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    All Things Dog Blog

  • Ask the Doga Instructor: Part 6

    28 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    by Carrie Boyko, CEBA Joyful JourneyCARRIE:  Finally, the main reason I started this workout regimen was to find a way to build strength and flexibility at home while bonding with my dogs. It’s working so well that I am building a deeper bond with Tanner and Oliver, while seeing benefits for my health which I know will be helpful going forward. Can you elaborate on these benefits based on your relationship with Nikki B. and her participation in your practice? JESS: Getting in touch with the messages your body has for you may take some time and practice. As you relax into your…
  • #FidosFreebieFriday Loves Photo Bombing

    26 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm
    by Carrie Boyko, CEBThis week we finally got around to publishing Patches' photobombs that occurred during our #SuperDogSunday video shoot. During our Twitter Party prior to the Super Bowl, I had promised to share these. There's a super short clip of Patches' mischief, along with a slightly longer video of my efforts to show off our sponsor's product during a Doga workout. If you need a good laugh, check out this 2 minute photobomb video. Now let's get to today's Fido's Freebie Friday. Bloggers are invited to list below their currently open giveaways, freebies, and prizes…
  • Patches Photobombs #SuperDogSunday

    23 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    by Carrie Boyko, CEBWhen cats and dogs live together they sometimes egg each other on. Like today, Oliver let Patches know that she shouldn't be on a dog bed. He was quite indignant!But Patches does more than her share of dishing out the trouble-making. During our #SuperDogSunday event recently, she was insistent on stealing a Zuke's treat from the open pouch I had in our #doga photo shoot. The dogs and I were busy videotaping a short segment and she totally took over, pawing at the package, knocking it over and photo-bombing us bigtime. At our Twitter Party I promised to share the video…
  • Enjoy the Opening of #SilverSlippers

    19 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm
    by Carrie Boyko, CEBToday we're celebrating the launch of a new post series, #SilverSlippers, focused on inspriring new and more mentally-focused ways to walk your senior dog. While these tips will each include ideas that can be enjoyed by you and your younger pups also, they are especially designed to work your senior fido's brain, problem-solving skills, and other senses, opening his eyes and ears to the world around him in a different way with each new strategy. You can check out our first installment at Putting Pep in Your Senior Dog's Step. And coming soon....a #giveaway to reward your…
  • Putting Pep in Your Senior Dog's Step

    13 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    by Carrie Boyko, CEBFinding Your Senior's Inner PuppyIf you're familiar with horses, you may know that your ride is likely to be more energetic on the way back to the barn than as you leave the barn. Unlike dogs, horses enjoy the thrill of knowing the end of the walk or ride is near. Horses love the barn for friends, food, family, and familiarity.Our dogs are quite the opposite. They need--actually thrive on--excitement, new and different experiences, and problems to solve. Unlike horses, they are not fearful of the least little noise or flickering sunlight on the leaves; dogs love these…
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  • New Product: Husher Stop Barking Muzzle Pet Blog
    20 Feb 2015 | 10:28 pm
    This muzzle is designed to stop dogs from barking while not stopping them from drinking, eating or panting. For more information see
  • Heartgard Plus Back in Stock Pet Blog
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:01 pm
    There has been an outage of Heartgard Plus over the last couple of months, but it is now back in stock! We have heaps of stock on hand to supply all orders. We apologize to any of our customers who have been inconvenienced over the last two months.
  • New Product: Activyl Spot-On for Dogs & Cats Pet Blog
    6 Jul 2014 | 10:38 pm
    Activyl is a great new spot-on flea treatment for dogs and cats. It comes in 5 size ranges for dogs from 4 lbs (1.5 kgs) to 132 lbs (60 kgs) body weight. It comes in 2 size ranges for cats from 2 lbs to over 9 lbs body weight. You can buy Activyl in a single dose, 6 pack or 12 pack. You can find more information on where to purchase here at Activyl Spot-On Flea Treatment.
  • Video: Best of Funny Animal Compilation 2014 Pet Blog
    13 May 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Who doesn't love a funny animal video compilation? This is a best of 2013 and 2014 videos found on Youtube. It is 27 minutes long, but once you start watching it is hard to stop!
  • Important Upcoming Shipping Dates Pet Blog
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:45 am
    We will be doing warehouse upgrades and a major stock take from the 25th of April to the 5th of May. No orders will ship between the 25th of April and 5th of May. Orders made between the 25th of April and 5th of May will ship on the 6th to 8th of May. Please make sure to order before the 25th of April so that your order is sent and will arrive in a timely manner. We wish everyone a great Easter!
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  • Classic Cardigan Twofer: The Stupid, Rotten, Very Bad, Humiliating Life Lessons My Dogs Once Learned

    Elizabeth Keene
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:58 pm
    Some things a dog only needs to experience once. Here are two separate accounts of such things - one each for Jon Farleigh and Dewi.(Note: The number of lessons that preceded and followed these particular examples is greater than my patience for writing them down. Let's just say, they're well-educated.)Originally published on 7/5/11 and 10/4/11, respectively (gasp, they were just babies then!)...Life Lessons Learned the Hard Way by Dewi - Fruity SoapThe night before last, while I was milling around in the master bathroom, I heard The Hubby exclaim (in the dog version of his "what…
  • Yes, Virginia, Cats Do Purr in Heaven (and Here's Why)

    Elizabeth Keene
    11 Feb 2015 | 2:08 pm
    So yesterday - in a typical bout of deep thought - I found myself questioning (for the first time ever) whether cats purr in Heaven. And if they do, why? I mean, since it seems that cats purr on Earth mostly to express contentment, wouldn't it be redundant, or wasted energy, for them to purr in Heaven? Because, duh, it's Heaven, and they'd be purring non-stop!But then, the thought of never getting to hear cats purr in Heaven made me sad (assuming I'll be joining them there), because besides Dewi making wookiee noises, babies laughing, mockingbirds singing and waves crashing, I can't think of…
  • 8 Obvious Reasons Why Dogs Sit on Cats [With BONUS Video]

    Elizabeth Keene
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:39 am
    If you've lived dangerously* - as I have - perhaps you've witnessed it: a dog backing up to a cat and resting his entire backside (usually with tail in the upright position, thereby, fully exposing the butthole) directly over the cat's face. Or, if his aim is off (as my dogs' usually is, because they're corgis, and have limited clearance between their butts and the floor), on the flat part of the cat's side, as if sitting on a back-less futon.It's quite a sight to behold, actually. Not so much the act of sitting on the cat, but that, in many cases, the cat either a) seems to enjoy it, or b)…
  • 5 Ways My No-good, Broken Dishwasher Triggered a Happiness Windfall for My Dogs

    Elizabeth Keene
    21 Jan 2015 | 12:26 pm
    My dishwasher quit working earlier this month. Naturally, it outed its state of malfunction just after I'd carefully crammed in the last possible dirty dish. (Dear dishwasher makers: Maybe think about adding a "breakdown imminent, do not load" warning chime to future models? Because the current system of "let's let her fill it all the way up and see if she cries when it doesn't start" just isn't cutting it. Thanks for listening.)It stayed broken for nearly two weeks, because a) there is a shortage of "authorized brand A" service providers in every zip code in America, which means one will…
  • Tacky Cardigan With Words on It, Squared: The Ugly Sweater Paradox (and photo fest)

    Elizabeth Keene
    5 Jan 2015 | 9:27 am
    paradox (noun): 3. Any person, thing or situation exhibiting an apparently contradictory nature. dictionary.comI bought this "ugly" holiday sweater with the words "Let It Snow" on it for Jon Farleigh.(Hint: That is why this post is a Tacky Cardigan squared. It's a "Tacky Cardigan" about an actual tacky cardigan. And, it has words on it. This achievement, to me, is like another person's completion of a half marathon. Not sure what the equivalent of a full marathon would be, perhaps this post. Anyway...)I guess - notwithstanding it's in the shape of a dog's torso (vs. human's), which…
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  • The Caribbean And The Essential Need For Fish Pee

    Laurie Kay Olson
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:10 am
    It is a substance many children have speculated upon before dipping a toe into a lake or ocean. The fact is that fish do pee. Not only do they pee, but researchers have recently discovered that this liquid is precious and the ecosystems of coastal waterways and coral reefs rely upon it to remain strong and healthy. Not only that, it requires a variety of different fish species. #pets #animals
  • Praise The Lard! Pig Seen Worshiping In Front Of Buddhist Temple

    Creature Features
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:47 pm
    Was she bacon for forgiveness or just praying around? A pious porker was seen prostrating herself in front of a Buddhist temple in Wenzhou, China the other day but something about her apparent act of contrition doesn't seem quite kosher. #pets #animals
  • Check Out The CATable

    Laurie Kay Olson
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:45 am
    Every cat parent knows that the moment you start trying to get some work done at home the cat shows up wanting to be close to you and needing attention. What to do? The CATable, by Hong Kong-based architect and designer Ruan Hao, is a table/work space for you and a fun place for your cat to explore and still be close to you. The holes and cubbies are irresistible to the curious cat. #pets #animals
  • The Yappiest Dog Park In Denver

    Laurie Kay Olson
    21 Feb 2015 | 6:06 am
    Dog parks have become an integral part of being a pooch parent. Up until a short time ago there was the coolest dog park in the country in Denver, Colorado. It was called the Bark Bar and combined the hospitality of a pub/coffee shop and the open space for dogs to run and network. Unfortunately the city decided that the popular place did not live up to the city codes and shut them down, much to the dismay of many dogs and their people. #pets #animals
  • Monty The Cat And The Eye Of The Beholder

    Laurie Kay Olson
    20 Feb 2015 | 9:11 am
    Meet Monty. He is a strange looking but lovable cat that lives in Copenhagen, Denmark. For the first few years of his life he was unwanted and living in a cat shelter where he was bullied a bit by the other cats for being different. Then the miracle happened and a couple, Michael Bjørn Nielsen and Mikala Fuglesang, noticed him and decided to take him home fur-ever. #pets #animals
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  • 4 Different Ways To Play With Your Dog Better

    26 Feb 2015 | 11:58 am
    Maggie There is nothing better than a fun afternoon playing with my peep. It’s the way I can get her away from her computer and she’s always in a good mood after we’ve had a good run around. Playing with your dog is such great way to bond. We love it, and we also know you love it too! We all love trying new things, and when we do, it stimulate your pet’s mind and gives your new challenges to try. Finding new ways to work with your dog’s instinctual nature will bring out the best in the them as well. It just makes us all, well… better! Get creative,…
  • Kennel Club Photographer Of The Year – Man’s Best Friend

    25 Feb 2015 | 5:19 am
    Maggie A photo of Man’s best friend is one of the most enjoyable type of picture that really puts a wag in my tail. And if you paw around the interwebs, you’d think they are the most photographed subject in the world. To make an amazing photo,  you need to find the best angle, catch the right moment  and  perspective within a click. But capturing adorable, funny or stunning moments with your furry subject requires lots of luck and patience. Getting your pup looking good for a photo shoot is easier said than done, trust me I drive my peep crazy sometimes when it comes to…
  • [Review] Feeling Chilly? Well Get A Doggy Coat Giveaway!

    24 Feb 2015 | 9:24 am
    Maggie Ugh…winter, wind and rain here in London can make even the heartiest beagle a little chilly when out and about. However as you all know, I do have an image to uphold and I’m not going to put on any old doggy coat. I want something stylish that reflects my personality. If I had to choose a coat to keep me warm, I’d want something similar to what my peep wears on cold chilly days. So when my peep discovered Theo Dog Fashion and saw a very wag cool range of doggy fashion, she was more that pleased to try one of their stylish designs. We decided to try the Dog Eskimo…
  • Sammy Sparrow’s First Flight A Children’s Book That Does Good!

    23 Feb 2015 | 5:33 am
    Maggie I’m a big fan of Tracy Ahren and I love seeing here stories that she shares with us on Wag The Dog UK. So when Tracy told us that a children’s book called Sammy Sparrow’s First Flight was recently released last year for kids ages 2-8, and that she had written and illustrated the book we wanted to let every one know about it.  Better yet, due to Tracy’s devotion to pets,  she created the Sammy Shelter Project to help NINE area humane organizations with the book sales. Very wag cool I’d say! About the book In “Sammy Sparrow’s First Flight,” a little…
  • The Adolescent Dog Survival Guide

    Guest Author
    13 Feb 2015 | 8:36 am
    Guest Author You love your dog. You walk together, go on adventures, snuggle, and maybe even share an occasional snack. But sometimes, no matter how cute they are, you want to scream and send them to their kennel or crate indefinitely. Yes, I’m talking about canine adolescence. If you’ve raised children, you know how difficult it can be when they reach the teen years. They are older and more self-aware; their mind is expanding. As they learn new things, they think they’re the smartest person in the room. Dogs similarly develop an attitude and thirst for knowledge. They want to…
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  • The Infamous James Bond Crocodile Farm Escape!

    John P. Barker
    28 Feb 2015 | 11:50 am
    Just how did they do this magnificent stunt from Live and Let Die?  Fake alligators and crocodiles with pneumatic triggers built in to make the jaws snap each time James Bond steps on them?  No.  CGI?  No again--the technology had not yet been developed.  So, what do you do when you have a cool escape idea involving close contact with giant, carnivorous reptiles?  You use the real thing. #pets #animals
  • PetsLady's Pick: Cute Begging Cat Of The Day

    Laurie Kay Olson
    28 Feb 2015 | 5:29 am
    Can I has some of your chicken sandwich? Pleeeeeeease? #pets #animals
  • Baby Learns How To Walk! The Animal Video Of The Day!!!

    John P. Barker
    28 Feb 2015 | 4:50 am
    Meet Budi.  This poor little orangutan was found in a chicken cage, unable to move.  Thanks to the help of some very kind therapists, he's well on his way to recovery... #pets #animals
  • Pet Candy Of The Day #22715

    Serena Dorman
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:50 am
    Check out PetsLady's Pet Candy Of The Day where we feed you daily motivation with a healthy scoop of cute animals. #pets #animals
  • Rustic Handmade Ceramic Cat Feeding Dish Tells A Tail

    Creature Features
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:22 am
    Allow your cat to dine in timeless style with this beautiful example of handmade pottery from Japan! Each individually crafted piece features a charming stylized cat's tail embossed upon an integral pedestal that reduces strain on your hungry (or thirsty) pet's neck. #pets #animals
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  • Is your spayed cat in heat again?

    Signe & Maris Munkevics
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:30 am
    Can a spayed cat go into heat? At first, this may sound like a truly ridiculous question, because spaying is irreversible surgery. But if your spayed female cat suddenly begins to act like she is in heat, it becomes more a matter of logical reasoning. Is your cat meowing, rolling on the floor, calling for a mate and showing other signs of being in heat even though she is spayed? There may be two plausible explanations for this behavior. Some of the ovarian tissue is left in your cat’s body. Most of a female cat’s in-heat behavior is due to the hormone progesterone. Its production is…
  • 8 tips for quick and easy litter box cleaning

    Signe & Maris Munkevics
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    What is the most daunting task in caring for your cat? For many cat owners, the answer is cleaning the litter box. It has to be done regularly because, if it isn’t, it can create litter box avoidance or smell badly. And don’t forget that litter box cleaning can also be hard. But does it have to be? Isn’t litter box cleaning just lovely? No? Photo by: Napolean_70, cc In this article you are going to discover 8 tips that will let you clean your cat’s litter box quickly and easily each time. Remove the hood from your litter box. While there are several pros and cons of covered litter…
  • How to keep your dog from digging holes in the garden

    Signe & Maris Munkevics
    23 Feb 2015 | 12:41 am
    Digging holes in the garden is among the most commonly reported behavioral problems of dogs. It is also very disappointing to spend months on creating a beautiful flowerbed, just to discover a fresh hole in the middle of it. To make matters worse, dogs appear to have a natural willingness to dig on a freshly plowed soil. Made a new flowerbed or filled your dog’s yesterday’s pit? Expect to have some excavation in there. Digging is a natural behavior for dogs. It provides physical exercise and exploration. Your dog will stop digging if you are able to provide these elsewhere. Photo by…
  • How to calm down a female dog in heat

    Signe & Maris Munkevics
    16 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Many things require your attention when caring for a dog in heat. Reducing her restlessness is among the hardest. We remember when our dog was in heat for the first time. It was driving her crazy. She was whining and crying most of the time, and it was hard to calm her down. But even worse, it was driving us crazy. We had to keep her inside as much as we could, and even when we let her out, we had to stay with her. No matter the hour, day or night. Walking, running, and even talking to your dog are the most effective ways to calm her during heat. Photo © hitdelight You’ve probably been…
  • What to do if your cat is afraid of thunderstorms

    Signe & Maris Munkevics
    12 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Thunder and lightning are scary! That’s a fact. Even many people are afraid of them, and most cats are no different as we can see when they often tremble, shiver, try to hide and even salivate during a storm. Lightning and thunder may be both beautiful and scary at the same time. The beauty, however, is not much appreciated by cats. Photo of lightining in Insnsbruck by Martin L, CC. The good news is that the storm will pass. Storms always do  pass, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do something to comfort your cat during a thunderstorm. Your main focus will be on calming and…
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    PupLife Dog Supplies - PupLife Dog Blog

  • Planning An Eco-Friendly Holiday

    Leslie Hayes
    17 Feb 2015 | 12:42 pm
    Even though it’s snowing here in beautiful, southwest Michigan, everyone at is dreaming of a green Christmas. In addition to our wonderful selection of eco-friendly products for pooches and people, we wanted to share a few tips for “greening” your holidays. Enjoy! O Tannenbaum Who doesn’t love a Christmas Tree? While live trees (with the rootball) are great because they can be replanted or mulched, if you already have an artificial tree, by all means, use it. It’s better to enjoy it rather than send it off to a landfill. But, if you’re looking for an alternative,…
  • Moving To The Country? How This Might Affect Your Dog

    Leslie Hayes
    25 Sep 2012 | 9:53 am
    If you and your pet are city-dwellers, you are familiar with all of the rules. Walks are on a schedule, you always collar and leash your pet, and before too long, you and your dog know just about every dog on the block. There is a system for living in the city with a dog. Moving to the country means this whole system will change. This can cause a pet a little bit of anxiety and of course, making a move anywhere can be stressful for all of us. Here's how this might affect your pet. Once you and your dog move to the country, you'll notice the pace starts to slow down. You'll probably have a…
  • Are Kids Turning Away From Pet Ownership?

    Leslie Hayes
    26 Jul 2012 | 9:15 am
    According to a recent Pet Age article, there are growing concerns that Children May Be Losing Interest In Pet Ownership. The cause? A growing infatuation with electronic gadgets, toys and video games. Ken Jones, a media producer at Pet Life Radio, is investigating this growing trend and searching for ways to turn this around. In the article, Jones comments that "We all know that pet hobbies that involve the keeping, raising and breeding of animals is good for kids. It teaches responsibility, discipline and encourages learning." As a web site that sells quality products for dogs and dog…
  • Five Things Dog Owners Need To Know Before Choosing An Apartment

    Leslie Hayes
    12 Apr 2012 | 6:57 pm
    Finding a new place to live is challenging. And, when you have a four-legged roommate it can get even trickier. To avoid potential problems keep these tips in mind when searching for your next apartment.  1) Confirm That Dogs Are Allowed Simple, right? Yes and no. Some apartment buildings have weight/size limits. If you have multiple pets, check to make sure this is not forbidden in your lease agreement. Your lease should also state whether or not there is a pet deposit required.  2) Find The Right Size Apartment For Your Dog (& You) Have a big galoot of a Labrador? He'll need some…
  • 3 Common Mistakes People Make When Buying A Dog Bed

    Leslie Hayes
    28 Mar 2012 | 12:06 pm
    Everybody needs a comfy place to sleep. And, since most dogs and cats sleep 10-16 hours a day or more, it's important to choose the right bed for your precious pet. Today, dog and cat beds are fashionable as well as functional, so it's easy to mistakenly buy the dog bed that looks best to you or will coordinate with your couch. Before making your purchase consider the following: Size, Shape and Texture. Mistake #1: Choosing The Wrong Size Dog Bed The biggest mistake people make when purchasing a bed for their dog or cat is guessing on size. First and foremost, measure your pet's length. This…
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    Haus Of Paws Blog

  • Now that’s a Rich B*tch! Insane Photos of DOGS living LARGE!

    25 Feb 2015 | 7:30 am
    Does your dog ever dream of sleeping on a bed of greenbacks? Flying on his own private jet seated next to the window? Taking equestrian lessons in full gear? Or having her own Chanel handbag and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Canine Gourmet: World’s 1st Udon for Dogs!

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

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

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

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

    28 Feb 2015 | 5:53 am
    The beagle is a small to medium breed of dog that falls within the hound group, and is a scent hound breed that was originally used for tracking game such as deer, hares and rabbits. They have a highly developed sense of smell, and as such are today widely used as detection dogs by organisations such as law enforceme...
  • 9 Great Ways to Raise a Happy, Healthy Kitten

    28 Feb 2015 | 5:42 am
    We all know what fun a kitten brings into the home, not only are these little characters incredibly cute but they know how to keep us amused with their silly antics too. It's a huge responsibility taking on any pet, but more especially when they are very young and need to be taught so much. Below are 10 great ways of ensuring your new kitten gets the best start in life when you in...
  • How to Keep Inquisitive Kittens Safe Around the Home and Garden

    28 Feb 2015 | 5:35 am
    Keeping a kitten or young cat safe around the home and in the garden takes a bit of planning. Cats are very inquisitive by nature and can often get themselves in a spot of bother when they are young and still learning the ropes. If you are new to keeping cats, it can be quite scary when your pet gets stuck up a tree or you find them with a torn claw and are not sure how to deal with the situati...
  • What happens when your puppy begins to get their adult teeth?

    27 Feb 2015 | 3:08 am
    Anyone who has owned a puppy or a juvenile dog will be all too familiar with the ins and outs of teething, when the pup begins to grow in their permanent adult teeth and lose their baby teeth to make room for them. This is the time at which your pup or young dog will be obsessed with their mouths and teeth, exploring everything orally and always remaining on the lookout for potential things tha...
  • Potential problems with the puggle dog

    27 Feb 2015 | 2:11 am
    The puggle is a cross breed or hybrid breed of dog that is created from the crossing of a pug with a beagle, or any second generation or subsequent crossing of puggles with each other or back to one of the parent breeds. While they are not classed as a pedigree dog breed in their own right, hybrid breeds of various t...
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    McLean Puppy Chronicles

  • Bring to Me Your Sorrows

    CD McLean
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:34 pm
    Today was a revelatory day.It started very ordinary.  I brought in a peanut butter pie for a co-worker. I talked with students and worked on administrivia.  When all at once I thought that Corky and I should go for a walk about.  I loaded up with treats, because my boy doesn't work if there isn't a treat involved.  We started out with some stair work and went up two flights and down some hallways.  He was very good.  When the treats are around, there is no one better.We started down the stairs and out into the open air.  Corky was ignoring the acorns and…
  • Corky at School: Library Duties and All School Convos

    CD McLean
    21 Feb 2015 | 7:51 am
    Library DogCorky has been having a great time at Berkeley.  He is learning all about the library and what he needs to do to be a good library dog.  We recently had a big promotion for Valentine's day called Blind Date with a Book where all of our outstanding books were covered in paper and you had to check them out without knowing what book you were getting.  It only indicated the genre (it was wildly successful!).  Corky was very instrumental in this promotion by not eating the paper hearts off the circulation counter and not knocking the books off the display…
  • Southeastern's Open House and How Corky Schmoozes

    CD McLean
    31 Jan 2015 | 12:39 pm
    For our meeting this month we went to the open house for Southeastern Guide Dogs and talked with visitors to let them know more about the puppy raiser program.  Two of Southeastern's employees at the welcome area.The open house is always a fun event to go to because all of the areas are open to see: the kennels, the dorms, the vet center.  So the places that are really interesting and usually off limits are open to the public for tours and an explanation.A cheerful young lady mans the volunteer opportunities table. Nancy with her yellow goldadore Cloe and Fred and I with Corky…
  • What It Means to Sponsor a Puppy

    CD McLean
    24 Jan 2015 | 7:45 am
    Southeastern Guide Dogs' primary mission is to provide dog who blaze a trail of freedom for their visually impaired partners. A secondary and lesser know mission is the one the dogs have embedded in their brains: their name. For each dog is named for someone special and he or she carries the hopes and dreams of that person's legacy with them. SponsorshipsThe naming process is a very special process.  A person or a family or group will come together and make a decision to honor someone.  At Berkeley, we decided to honor our retiring headmaster, Joseph A. Merluzzi: JAM.Joseph A.
  • All Dogs Are Black at Night

    CD McLean
    4 Jan 2015 | 11:48 am
    Last night was a late night for me.  Fred had worked out in the yard and was very tired.  He went up to bed early.  So, left to my own devices, I meandered along on the internet and became trapped in that sinkhole of time known to many as Pinterest. I took a detour into the cul de sac of doom: Etsy.  When, with bleary eyes, I looked up, it was midnight and Fred had thoughtfully left me with all the dogs. We trudged with heavy feet up the stairs.  There was one light on in the bathroom.  The dogs fled into the darkness of the bedroom.  I began to put on my…
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    a2z Pets Info

  • Three Essential Pregnant Cat Care Tips That Every Pet Should Consider

    Keith Mom
    4 Feb 2015 | 7:15 pm
    Are you going to adopt a pregnant cat or your own cat has become pregnant? Whatever it is, you should take care of your pregnant cat by fulfilling all its needs for both the health of your cat and the health of its unborn kittens. Looking after your pregnant cat by providing good nutrition and […] more on...
  • Dog Collars Leather – A Highly Durable Accessory for your Pet

    Keith Mom
    23 Jan 2015 | 3:38 am
    The main purpose of dog collars is to keep the pets in line whenever we go out for a walk. Collars are not only used to keep the dog controlled, but also used as identification if the dog is lost. Most of the dog owners prefer dog collars leather to buy. You will find easily […] more on...
  • 10 Tips to Protect Your Pet in the Summer Months

    Keith Mom
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:16 pm
    Make your pet cool during warmer temperatures!! Create an ideal atmosphere that protects not only you but also your pet to beat bad tick season. As it is very challenging to keep your pet safe in summer months, we have highlighted some helpful tips that keep your pet safe and cool while enjoying outdoor activities. […] more on...
  • What are the Side Effects of Cat Flu Vaccine?

    Keith Mom
    14 Aug 2014 | 6:26 pm
    Vaccinations are not only the thing of humans but also considered to your pets!! Yes, pets must be vaccinated in order to reduce the risk of developing many infectious diseases and make their body strong enough to fight against illnesses. Keep your pets protected from various infections to keep yourselves protected as well. However, these […] more on...
  • The Rules of Feeding Your Horse

    Keith Mom
    11 Aug 2014 | 11:48 am
    All horses are unique and will have their own feeding rhythms, yet the basic guide lines to be followed remain the same. 1. Plenty of Roughage The digestive system of horses is best suited to extract the necessary nutrients from grassy stalks. A horse will eat one to two percent of his body weight in […] more on...
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    Dog With Blog

  • A dog’s religion

    Abhishek Joshi
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:07 am
    Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - The world as the dogs sees it.Whispers and wails Saffron or green any colour you say deity or demon I fear not the god but his men. Connect with Dog with Blog on Facebook Twitter  G+ InstagramThe post A dog’s religion appeared first on Dog With Blog.
  • 10 Reasons Why My Dog is My Valentine

    Abhishek Joshi
    13 Feb 2015 | 12:47 pm
    Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - The world as the dogs sees it. It’s that time of the year again when Valentine’s Day mushiness permeates through the air and marketers laugh their way to the bank – from restaurants to resorts, bookstores to bars, cinnamon hearts to chocolate confetti, everything is draped in the colour of love. The cartel checks in with their assigned days (Read: Chocolate, Rose … Continue reading 10 Reasons Why My Dog is My Valentine →The post 10 Reasons Why My Dog is My Valentine appeared first on Dog With Blog.
  • What dogs want

    Abhishek Joshi
    7 Feb 2015 | 12:43 am
    Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - The world as the dogs sees it.Irrespective of what the pet companies tell you – dogs need no leashes, no fancy collars or toys, not the manicure or the marmalade cookies, nothing else but love. What dogs want is love and no brick and mortar establishment or e-commerce player sells that. If you have to give something to your pet or … Continue reading What dogs want →The post What dogs want appeared first on Dog With Blog.
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    Puppy In Training

  • Puppy In Training Traffic Report – January 2015

    5 Feb 2015 | 3:10 pm
    “How do you know where you’re going unless you know where you’ve been?” Sorry that’s probably not verbatim and I really have no idea who said it, but it does sum up the reason for todays post. Every month I’m going to look back at what we did so I can think about what we […]
  • Can My Puppy Ride In The Front Seat Of My Car?

    3 Feb 2015 | 4:49 pm
    Over 10 years ago we had no idea whether or not a puppy was safe to ride on the front seat of a car. After all Linus was my first puppy raised by me as an adult. Before I brought home Linus I bought several books and read about how to raise and train a […]
  • Pet Blogger Challenge 2015

    12 Jan 2015 | 5:16 pm
    Welcome 2015! Many thanks to Amy at for once again hosting the Pet Blogger Challenge. It was a bit rough blogging in 2014 especially the last few month. However, I actually got a lot done in 2014 with the exception of blogging. A few highlights last year: I sold the condo I lived in […]
  • 8th Annual Home For The Holidays Pet Adoption Fair

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

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

  • World Spay Day

    The Hannah Team
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:50 am
    On February 24th, the Pet care world recognized the 21st anniversary of World Spay Day! The importance of spaying and neutering your Pets can never be overstated.  In fact, it may be one of the most important decisions a Pet parent can make when it comes to the long-term health and welfare of their Pets as well as the Pet community at large. Here are just three of the most important reasons to spay or neuter your Pet: -          Across the U.S, the staggering number of homeless Pets is a real problem.  Each year, about 6-8 million cats and dogs enter shelters in this country.  Of…
  • Hannah Celebrates Adopt-a-Rabbit Month!

    The Hannah Team
    18 Feb 2015 | 2:28 pm
    The popularity of rabbits as Pets is on the rise!  In fact, according to one estimation, there are over 2.2 million households that enjoy the company of a Pet rabbit.  This number has risen substantially over the past 20 years.  It’s difficult to identify the reason behind this spike, but some speculate that the rise of the internet has made it easier for potential Pet parents searching for the right Pet to learn about the benefits of rabbit companionship. Here are some fun facts about rabbits that will probably come as a surprise to many: -          The domestication of rabbits…
  • Give Your Pet a Special Valentine This Year

    The Hannah Team
    11 Feb 2015 | 1:17 pm
    How much do you love your Pet? Our Pets are members of our families.  We love them, protect them, provide food, toys, shelter and care for them.  We even clean up after them!  And in exchange, our Pets give us so much more.  They keep us grounded; they make our lives easier and provide immeasurable amounts of joy and fun; they reduce our stress and they make our lives richer. For these and so many other reasons we only want the best for our Pets.  This Valentine’s Day, do something to show your Pets how much you truly love them.  Here are a few ideas: -          A nice long…
  • Resolve to Give Your Pet the Best Care Possible in 2015

    The Hannah Team
    5 Feb 2015 | 1:34 pm
    There are two types of Pet parent in the world: those who have faced unexpected and exorbitant veterinary bills, and those who will.  It is an unavoidable fact that Pets get sick, they get injured and they occasionally require some form of major medical attention. Times like these are the reason behind Hannah’s Total Lifetime Care program.  With Hannah’s TLC, members not only receive an all-inclusive veterinary care plan, which includes preventative care, vaccinations, dentals, medications, emergencies and surgeries (among many other services), but also high quality Pet food delivered…
  • National Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day

    The Hannah Team
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:24 pm
    We’ve said it before; there seems to be a day, week or month to commemorate everything.  Following Dress Your Pet Day and Train Your Dog Month, today Hannah Society is celebrating National Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day! Whether you’re a “cat person” or not, it’s natural to observe a cat and wonder exactly what they’re thinking.  To celebrate this special day, Hannah has compiled a list of questions and answers about our feline friends.  Questions are the easy part; it’s the answers that are hard.  Afterall, cats are still a mystery to us, even after thousands of years of…
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    Two Little Cavaliers

  • Going Green For the Approaching Spring

    Felissa Elfenbein
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Going Green For the Approaching Spring Going Green For the Approaching Spring One of our Blogging friends asked us if we wanted to participate in a St. Patrick’s Day Themed Event. While we personally don’t celebrate St. Patrick’s Day we do think the color green can be fun and since it is not usually a color you will see a lot […] Two Little Cavaliers - Helping Dog Owners and their Dogs Live the Life They Deserve
  • Senior Dogs and Weight Loss

    Felissa Elfenbein
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
    Senior Dogs and Weight Loss Senior Dogs and Weight Loss There is currently an epidemic of overweight dogs and I have my personal opinions on why this is taking place and what can be done to change the trend. Today instead of overweight dogs I want to talk about Senior Dogs that need a little help putting back on some […] Two Little Cavaliers - Helping Dog Owners and their Dogs Live the Life They Deserve
  • Inspire Us Tuesdays – Spring Cleaning Tips and Tricks

    Felissa Elfenbein
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:58 am
    Inspire Us Tuesdays – Spring Cleaning Tips and Tricks Inspire Us Tuesdays – Spring Cleaning Tips and Tricks Welcome to Inspire Us Tuesday #29! Despite the late start to our party there were 83 exceptional links shared! It always makes our tails wag when we see that you came back again to inspire us! Before we get into all of the great features and […] Two Little Cavaliers - Helping Dog Owners and their Dogs Live the Life They Deserve
  • How to Keep Your Dog’s Heart Healthy

    Felissa Elfenbein
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:11 am
    How to Keep Your Dog’s Heart Healthy How to Keep Your Dog’s Heart Healthy 1. Feed your dog a balanced diet There is a lot of different school’s of thought when it comes to what sort of diet is best for your dog and I don’t know that there is one right answer. I think the right diet for your dog depends […] Two Little Cavaliers - Helping Dog Owners and their Dogs Live the Life They Deserve
  • Inspire Us Tuesdays

    Felissa Elfenbein
    17 Feb 2015 | 3:17 pm
    Inspire Us Tuesdays Inspire Us Tuesdays We apologies for the lateness of this post. When the alarm went off this morning we found ourselves without power or internet! It took quite a few hours to get power back and by that time I had to get straight to work catching up on the ay that was already long […] Two Little Cavaliers - Helping Dog Owners and their Dogs Live the Life They Deserve
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    The Dogs of Vancouver

  • Doggy Wheelchair — Beach: Vancouver, BC

    Syv Ritch
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    In spite of having to use a dolly, this dog wanted to go in the water, so she let him go into the sea. Notice her boots, leather and shoe laces. She is getting soaked. Take a look at her smile when she is looking at her dog! I don’t know if I would have the same courage. Doggy Wheelchair — Beach: Vancouver, BC
  • Smiling: Vancouver, BC

    Syv Ritch
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    Some dogs look happy and others do not. For a dog to look happy, it must have a long nose, an open mouth and the eyes should be slanted a little bit. The only exception to the eyes is what I call the ‘dumb Corgi look’. That’s the wide open brown round eyes, the tongue sticking out at the front and it must be accompanied by the panting. Dog Smiling: Vancouver, BC
  • Jogging with Huskies: Vancouver — Seawall: Vancouver, BC

    Syv Ritch
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    Many people jog on the weekend, especially on the Vancouver Seawall. Often, I see somebody jogging with their dog but with two huskies? Actually Huskies are great for jogging, since they love to run in a group. Their only problem is the heat… Jogging with Huskies: Vancouver — Seawall: Vancouver, BC
  • The Dignity of an Older Lab: Vancouver, BC

    Syv Ritch
    23 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    This old chocolate lab, (he was 13 or 14 years old and I do not remember his name) wanted somebody to play with him and his toy. It was too difficult for him to move his back legs due to dysplasia and arthritis. The eyes… They make me want to cry. I like older dogs. Somehow dogs seem to have “figured us, humans, out”. They understand everything that’s important. No, not the so called important stuff but the really, really meaningful stuff. There is a dignity. Most of the older dogs have come to accept our erratic, never consistent behaviours. The Dignity of an Older Lab:…
  • Lilah: New Westminster, BC

    Syv Ritch
    20 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    Lilah is almost 20 years old and she’s ‘pissed off’ at me. I have spent the last half an hour trying to make an half decent photo of her. She did everything she could to hide under tables, chairs, couch… So we grabbed her, put her on Brian’s shoulder and I did all my stupid, silly sounds to get her attention. Lilah: New Westminster, BC
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    That Reptile Blog

  • Frog Diets: Supplement Raises Poison Frog Egg Output & Tadpole Survival

    Frank Indiviglio
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:18 am
    Uploaded to Wikipedia Commons by Sarefo Tulane University researchers have published an important study concerning captive frog nutrition that should be of interest to all amphibian and reptile keepers. A colony of Strawberry Poison Frogs (Oophaga pumilio) was maintained on a diet comprised of fruit flies. When carotenoids were added to the fruit fly diet, the frogs produced significantly more eggs, and a greater number of tadpoles survived through metamorphosis. The Vitamin A deficiency found among some of the animals was also reversed.   Nutritional deficiencies are common in both…
  • Asian Leaf Turtle Care and Conservation: A Zookeeper’s Thoughts

    Frank Indiviglio
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:17 am
    Uploaded to Wikipedia Commons by Wibowo Djatmiko As part of my work for the Bronx Zoo’s reptile department, I once assisted in the rehabilitation and placement of nearly 10,000 Asian turtles confiscated from southern China and forwarded to Florida (please see article linked below). Included among the Spotted Pond Turtles, Painted Terrapins, Spiny Turtles were a great many Asian Leaf Turtles (Cyclemys dentata). This impressive turtle had been a great favorite of mine ever since we first crossed paths decades earlier, during my time working for NYC animal importers, and later on in zoo…
  • Keeping the World’s Largest Tarantula: a Zoo Keeper’s Experiences

    Frank Indiviglio
    20 Feb 2015 | 1:21 pm
    Uploaded to Wikipedia Commons by Sheri (Bellatrix on Flickr) Over 30 years ago, a good friend and Bronx Zoo coworker amassed what was almost certainly the USA’s largest and most varied tarantula collection. He personally collected many of the spiders, and established several notable breeding firsts. Then as now, the massive Goliath Bird Eating Spider or Goliath Tarantula (Theraphosa blondi, then known as T. leblondi) topped the wish lists of zoos and advanced private keepers. I cared for my friend’s collection when he was studying Brown Tree Snakes in Guam. Although well-experienced in…
  • New Species Found: Colorful “Bug-Eyed” Aquatic Frog May be in Trouble

    Frank Indiviglio
    17 Feb 2015 | 12:51 pm
    The discovery of a new frog is always an exciting event, but the species revealed in this month’s issue of Zoo Keys is especially so. The colorful, entirely-aquatic Telmatobius ventriflavum was found in a small stream along a major highway 3,900 feet up in the Peruvian Andes. It is related to a unique group of frogs, the best known being the bizarre, “push-up performing” Lake Titicaca Frog (Telmatobius culeus).   I was fascinated by the huge, baggy-skinned Lake Titicaca Frogs resident at the Bronx Zoo (the only ones in captivity) as a child – and due to their 30 year lifespans,…
  • How Reptiles, Amphibians and Spiders “Celebrate” Valentine’s Day

    Frank Indiviglio
    14 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Uploaded to Wikipedia Commons by Kaldari As Valentine’s Day draws near, I thought it might be time to give some competition to the inevitable stories that will surface concerning monogamous mammals and “gift-giving” birds. To be sure, penguins presenting mates with rocks are cute, but how many folks know about the far-more complex (and often longer-lasting!) pair bonds formed by reptiles and amphibians, and the risky – sometimes “deceitful” – gifts borne by some amorous spiders? Recent research has turned-up frogs that mate for life, skinks that build communal dwellings,…
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    Dog Grooming Courses & Supplies Online » Dog Grooming Courses & Supplies Online

  • What Should be in a Dog First Aid Kit? First Aid for Dogs Tips

    4 Feb 2015 | 8:37 pm
    Dogs are naturally rowdy creatures. They bite things, play rough, and goof around with anything that moves if you leave them alone even for just a second. Unfortunately, their proclivity for fun also makes them vulnerable to accidents and other health emergencies. This is the reason why all dog owners should have a fully equipped […]What Should be in a Dog First Aid Kit? First Aid for Dogs Tips is a post from: Dog Grooming Courses Online
  • Hydraulic Dog Grooming Table Reviews: Which Hydraulic Table?

    27 Jan 2015 | 10:19 pm
    Having your pet groomed is a big deal. It’s an even bigger deal when you are doing the grooming yourself. This is where the right equipment is an absolute must. When working with dogs, a good quality and stable working surface is usually a top priority to ensure that the table does not wobble or […]Hydraulic Dog Grooming Table Reviews: Which Hydraulic Table? is a post from: Dog Grooming Courses Online
  • A Complete Guide on How to Groom a Cocker Spaniel

    6 Jan 2015 | 8:53 pm
    Cocker Spaniel Stretched Canvas Print by alpendesigns A well-groomed Cocker Spaniel is perfect show material. No doggie-parade is ever without a couple of competing pooches from this breed making their appearance. One can’t help but admire these Canine Celebrities when out at an extravaganza. Believe you me, it takes a fair share of professional dolling […]A Complete Guide on How to Groom a Cocker Spaniel is a post from: Dog Grooming Courses Online
  • Looking for Shark Navigator Lift-Away Pro Reviews? Read on …

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

    2 Dec 2014 | 10:44 pm
    The Pomeranian, often known as a Pom, is a small breed of dog with a thick, fluffy coat and a long, narrow face that resembles a fox. An intelligent dog breed, the-Pomeranian can become a phenomenal pet/companion with the appropriate care and training. Best Tips for Grooming Your Pomeranian Regular Pom grooming is essential. Not […]Grooming Pomeranians: How to Trim a Pomeranian the Right Way is a post from: Dog Grooming Courses Online
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    About Doggies

  • Can Dogs Eat Turnips?

    About Doggies
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:34 am
    If you have heard about the great health benefits of eating turnips has for us humans, then you might want to know whether it would be safe to give turnip roots or greens to your dog as well. So, can dogs eat turnips? Can Dogs Eat Turnips? The Quick Answer! Yes, dogs can eat turnips, but only in small quantities.... Read more →
  • Can Dogs Eat Cherries?

    About Doggies
    13 Feb 2015 | 6:01 pm
    Cherries taste amazing and are packed with vitamin A and C, that’s why you might want to feed a few to your dog as well. This takes us to a question: can dogs safely eat cherries? Can Dogs Eat Cherries? Yes! Dogs can eat cherries without any harm provided you cautiously remove the pits and seeds. Removing the pits and seeds is important because... Read more →
  • Can Dogs Eat Noodles?

    About Doggies
    12 Feb 2015 | 3:07 am
    Noodles taste good and are quick and easy to make, that’s why they are loved by millions of people all around the world. What about dogs, though? Would it be okay to feed your dog noodles as well? Can Dogs Eat Noodles? Yes, it is safe for dogs to eat a small amount of noodles. Don’t, though, give your dog tomato... Read more →
  • The Price of a Newfoundland Dog

    About Doggies
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:21 am
    Newfoundland dogs are famous for their large size and calm and intelligent personalities. Needless to say, they make great pets. If you are interested in buying a Newfoundland puppy, then one of the things you’d like to know is how much does a Newfoundland dog cost. The Price of a Newfoundland Dog The price of a Newfoundland puppy can be... Read more →
  • Can Dogs Eat French Fries?

    About Doggies
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:55 am
    Surely it’s no surprise to you that french fries are not the healthiest food. They do taste good, though, and that’s why it can be hard to resist eating french fries from time to time. As you enjoy eating french fries so much, you might even consider giving your dog some fries, but are french fries safe for dogs? Can... Read more →
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    Jusani Culture blogs

  • What to Do If You Come Across a Stray Dog

    28 Feb 2015 | 10:46 am
    Remember that time when you were a toddler in the shopping mall and you couldn't find your mom? Suddenly you turned around and she was gone, and the more you looked for her the more worried you became. You felt lost, abandoned, afraid. That's how strays feel. read more
  • Dos and Don’ts of Rescuing a Stray Dog

    28 Feb 2015 | 10:43 am
    It is easy to say that you would love to help all the stray animals; however, when a stray animal is found, a lot of people have no idea what to do to help that animal, especially a stray dog. Rescuing a stray dog can be dangerous for the person as well as the dog. If you see a stray dog and you fear that animal control may not make it in time to save the dog from getting hit by a car or succumbing to an injury and you want to take action, here are some dos and don’ts. Do not be apprehensive or anxious. read more
  • Help a Dog in Need

    20 Feb 2015 | 8:00 pm
    There are about 1.2 million homeless animals living in Houston, Texas. The Forgotten Dogs of the 5th Ward Project have made it their mission to care for, rescue, and rehome these forgotten and abandoned dogs. And through March 1st, you can support this mission at read more
  • Five Reasons Why Animals Are Given Up (You'd Be Surprised!)

    16 Feb 2015 | 4:31 am
    When I was younger, my teachers liked to pass around a jar of candy on special school days. If I happened to be sitting in the back, the jar would arrive picked clean except for a few lonely Starbursts stuck to the bottom – the few candies I assumed no one else wanted. Sadly, people have a habit of applying this same unfortunate logic to shelter pets.    read more
  • Will You Be My Valentine?

    14 Feb 2015 | 8:11 pm
    Ruby Red, like many rescue dogs, needed an extra dose of love and care upon her arrival at Rover Rescue.  A 1 year old dachshund mix, photographed here by Paul Park, Ruby Red had been hit by a car, breaking many bones and needing surgery. Rover Rescue came to her aid, and after undergoing surgery, she is well on her way to a full recovery. read more
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    The Labrador Site

  • The Happy Puppy Site

    26 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    This article was written by Lucy Easton. At The Labrador Site we love writing articles which provide important information and fun ideas to owners of Labrador Retrievers. We cover anything and everything that might be relevant to their lives with us, their training and their day to day care. From tiny puppies to elderly dogs, we specialise in helping owners of this brilliant breed. But what if you haven’t made up your mind on the breed of dog you want to share your life with? What if you are looking for even more specific and detailed information on puppies in general? Where do you go…
  • Special Labrador Rescue Story

    23 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    Every dog is precious. Every Labrador deserves a loving home. None more so than the many rescue dogs that are abandoned each year. Two special dogs Today we are featuring two very special dogs who are looking for love. They are special for one important reason.  Because they love each other. Pippa and Sky are sisters. They have been rescued by the amazing Black Retriever X Rescue. And they are looking for a special home. Keeping sisters together It would be easier to re-home these girls separately. They are not aggressive, and they have not been ill-treated. They are simply the unlucky…
  • Toxic to Labradors!

    19 Feb 2015 | 7:45 am
    There are some surprisingly common foods that can be highly toxic to Labradors and other dogs. Some you will probably have heard of, others might come as a bit of a surprise. But how important is it to avoid these potentially dangerous foods, and how much of a gamble are you taking when you decide his pleasure is worth the risk? But my friend says it’s okay! Most people have heard that chocolate is toxic to dogs, but tend not to believe the rumours because they know so many friends that give their dogs chocolate without ill-effects. RELATED ARTICLES Dog Food and Treats A look at some…
  • 12 easy steps to grooming a Labrador who hates being brushed

    16 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Many Labradors love being groomed. They stand in a blissful trance whilst you run a brush in long firms strokes along their body. Equally, some Labradors hate it. They wriggle and squirm, or look worried like this boy. Or even hide when they see the brush come out. Usually this is because they haven’t been brushed frequently from puppyhood, after all, Labradors have such an easy coat that you might not think about brushing them for weeks on end. RELATED ARTICLES Labrador Grooming Some efficient and fun solutions to all of your Labrador Retriever grooming requirements. Bathing and Grooming…
  • Training treats : should you use them?

    12 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Many basic dog training classes encourage the use of treats in training. But Labrador owners who move up to a more advanced class or one featuring a specialist discipline such as gundog training, are often surprised to find that hardly anyone uses training treats. In some cases the trainer will let you carry on using treats with your own dog, in others treats are forbidden. In a few cases you will even be told that training treats are a very bad thing. Traditional dog training I grew up with gundogs, my mother was a keen obedience trainer though her dogs were not worked in the shooting…
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    The Best Cat Litter Box

  • Bengal Cat

    Amy Greenwald
    7 Feb 2015 | 5:25 am
    The Bengal Cat is a breed of domestic cat that is a hybrid of a domestic cat and the Asian leopard cat (ALC). Its name comes from the taxonomic name for its wild ancestor, Prionailurus bengalensis and retain a wild look with large spots and rosettes on their coat with a white belly and body structure like the ALC. However, as long as at least four generations removed from the wild ancestor, these make excellent pets. History The first written mention of the Bengal cat was in 1889 when an author name Harrison Weir referred to them in his book Ours Cats and All About Them. In 1927, an article…
  • Why Should I Microchip My Cat?

    Amy Greenwald
    5 Feb 2015 | 5:23 am
    When you are getting a kitten or a rescue cat, you will often here people talk about getting a microchip for their cat. While it may sound strange and somewhat painful, it is actually the most effective and efficient method of ensuring your cat can be identified if it gets lost and that it makes its way safely back to you. Why have a microchip? The first thing that happens when a stray cat arrives at a vets is that they check to see if it has a microchip. This means that if your cat has a chip, your information is contained on it and you have a far better chance of being reunited with your…
  • How To Choose The Right Cat Litter

    Angela Tempest
    2 Feb 2015 | 5:13 am
    There are many different types of cat litter currently available and there is no absolute guarantee that the litter you chose will be accepted by your cat. It may be that the cat is new to the household and you want to change the type of litter he or she uses. Or it may be that you want to try something different because you feel what you have isn’t doing the job. Whatever the reason for trying a new litter, understanding the different types available is the first step. Clay based litter Clay based litter is the most traditional form of cat litter and probably the one that most cat…
  • Cat Breed Basics

    Angela Tempest
    2 Feb 2015 | 5:05 am
    When it comes to selecting a cat to make a member of your household, the first decision is whether you want a pedigree cat or a non-pedigree cat. There are pros and cons for both sides of the decision and which you choose is a personal one. However, if you decide that you want to invest some money in a pedigree cat, then understanding the basics of cat breeds is important to help you choose the right breed of cats. Why is this, you may ask? Firstly, different breeds come with different personality traits, requirements and also price tags. Some breeds of cats aren’t suitable where there are…
  • Best Clumping Cat Litter

    Amy Greenwald
    14 Jan 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Updated January 14th, 2015 When you have a cat, litter is a fact of life. It becomes routine (for the owner as well as the cat), but all cat owners secretly long for a better way to deal with the litter box. Science understands, and continually tries to come up with new and better formulations. A few decades ago, clumping litter, also known as scoopable litter, came along and was the biggest breakthrough ever. With clumping litter, areas that get wet clump together, allowing you to scoop out everything, leaving a (relatively) clean pan that only needs to be completely changed a few times a…
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  • What Is Your Dog Trying to Tell You

    26 Feb 2015 | 10:51 am
    What IS your dog trying to tell you?  I ask myself this question all of the time. Sometimes I know exactly what they want (they stare at the cookie jar, or irritate me when it is close to feeding time), and other times it is much more difficult to hypothesize. But, at least I ask! I think the problem with a lot of dog behavior problems is that people jump to conclusions, or assume their dog is human or knows better for more on that click here. People just don’t take the time to think it through, or assume that behaviors are caused by something. They just jump to “bad dog” even if they…
  • Cold Weather Dog Hacks

    23 Feb 2015 | 2:17 pm
    Oh My Gosh…. It has been several degrees below and the wind chill has been unbearable. And, unfortunately I just read a story where someone found a chow mix dog in Michigan frozen to the ground. How horrifying is that? Often humanity shames me to no end.  If only we could be just 2% more like our loving counterparts the world would be a much better place. Now, I want to Get This Out of the Way Just because it is cold doesn’t mean your dog cannot go outside to go potty. I have had puppies in spring, I have had puppies in summer, and unfortunately I have had puppies in winter. I have taken…
  • Priorities, Where Does Your Dog Fall?

    20 Feb 2015 | 1:36 pm
    As my phone flew across my bedroom through the faint morning light I made a promise to my dog to spend less time on my phone. She hates my phone, and my computer for that matter, because when I am on one of them… I am not paying attention to her.  I was simply trying to check my emails as I was fighting being awake, but in her excitement to see me awake she flung my phone with a jolt of her nose. As if to say “I AM RIGHT HERE”. And, after a recent post and seeing how many people can’t find an extra few minutes with their dogs; I promised to spend less time with my electronic devices.
  • Meet the Best Dog Ever; and Why That is Such a Dangerous Misconception

    16 Feb 2015 | 9:31 am
    In All Her Glory Okay, okay everyone thinks they have the best dog ever and no one is wrong… but I am pretty certain she lives at my house. Meet Fury! Those of you who have taken my classes in the past (Companion Dog Program, Puppy Programming, Aggression Course, videos from my trick manual, and soon to make an appearance in our Fear Program) will recognize her. She is the current love of my life!  But I have high standards. I have lived with A LOT of dogs!  From dogs that I have boarded and trained to Service Dogs for the disabled, to all the dogs I have owned in the past 40 years. And,…
  • I’m The Bully at My House

    13 Feb 2015 | 8:14 am
    I’m the bully at my house, and I actually mean that in a good way. I was thinking the other day after someone asked me why their dog has become so aggressive and won’t let anyone come in the home or come near them while they are out with him. Their dog is the bully in their house. Let me Explain I think about it in terms of the playground bully.  You know the playground bully that takes the weak kids lunch or lunch money but in return he defends that kid from the other bullies? Well, I’m not taking my dog’s lunch money but my dogs do trust me that I have their backs. My dogs also…
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    Dog By Nature

  • Sunny-Wordless Wednesday #29

    M G
    11 Feb 2015 | 12:37 pm
  • Catching Up….

    M G
    2 Feb 2015 | 11:22 am
    Whew, it’s February already? We have been terrible at keeping up in the blogging community this year! We hope all are friends are pawsome and having lots of fun! Sunny has grown into a happy and very active dog over the past year. He enjoys seeking out new adventures and is always up for a game of bumpers, watching the birds and squirrels in the yard… or you don’t have a bumper handy a stick will do… Sunny is a good traveler and loves to explore new places. His recent adventures include hiking in the eastern Sierra Nevada mountains and camping / hiking in the Alabama…
  • Merry Christmas from Sunny!

    M G
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:47 am
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    M G
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    Dog With Blog

  • A dog’s religion

    Abhishek Joshi
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:07 am
    Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - The world as the dogs sees it.Whispers and wails Saffron or green any colour you say deity or demon I fear not the god but his men. Connect with Dog with Blog on Facebook Twitter  G+ InstagramThe post A dog’s religion appeared first on Dog With Blog.
  • 10 Reasons Why My Dog is My Valentine

    Abhishek Joshi
    13 Feb 2015 | 12:47 pm
    Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - The world as the dogs sees it. It’s that time of the year again when Valentine’s Day mushiness permeates through the air and marketers laugh their way to the bank – from restaurants to resorts, bookstores to bars, cinnamon hearts to chocolate confetti, everything is draped in the colour of love. The cartel checks in with their assigned days (Read: Chocolate, Rose … Continue reading 10 Reasons Why My Dog is My Valentine →The post 10 Reasons Why My Dog is My Valentine appeared first on Dog With Blog.
  • What dogs want

    Abhishek Joshi
    7 Feb 2015 | 12:43 am
    Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - The world as the dogs sees it.Irrespective of what the pet companies tell you – dogs need no leashes, no fancy collars or toys, not the manicure or the marmalade cookies, nothing else but love. What dogs want is love and no brick and mortar establishment or e-commerce player sells that. If you have to give something to your pet or … Continue reading What dogs want →The post What dogs want appeared first on Dog With Blog.
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    Paws to Talk

  • Are You Taking Better Care of Your Dog Than Yourself?

    26 Feb 2015 | 6:21 am creator and Professional Life Coach, Margot Ahlquist shares how she was giving her dog Toby the healthiest lifestyle while neglecting her own needs and gives dog lovers a friendly reality check.
  • Ep. 052- 3 Ways To Calm Worry About Your Dog

    21 Jan 2015 | 2:24 pm
    Are you worried about your dog's health and/or well-being? Margot Ahlquist, creator of and the Life Coach For DogLovers gives 3 strategies to tackle the worry and feel better.
  • Ep. 051- How Can We Safely Reward Our Dogs?

    8 Jan 2015 | 9:16 am
    Cindy Dunston Quirk, founder and Chief Dog Lover of Scout and Zoe's shares how a brush with recalled dog treats propelled her to create safe options for all dog parents to feed their dogs.
  • Ep. 050- 3 Ways to Enjoy the Holidays with Your Dog

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

    6 Nov 2014 | 4:42 am
    Margot Ahlquist, Creator of and Professional Life Coach shares her bedtime rituals that promote better sleep for her and her dog Toby.
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    Pet Nutrition and Animal Wellness on Mercola Healthy Pets

  • Dogs May Be Great Sniffers, But This Mammal Can Detect Scents 6 Miles Away

    27 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    By Dr. Becker There are about 20,000 genes in mammals responsible for sense of smell. Of these, only about half are functional and the number falls even lower depending on the species. Each species has a different number of genes dedicated to scent, and the genes code for olfactory receptors, which detect different smells. Inside your nose are about 6 million olfactory receptors that allow you to recognize thousands of different smells1 (although, some experts believe humans can smell closer to 1 trillion different odors, but have stopped noticing2). It sounds like a lot, until you realize…
  • The All-American Dog That Gets Along with Anyone, Anywhere

    26 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    By Dr. Becker The Boston Terrier is an American original The Boston Terrier breed originated in the late 1800s, when a man in Boston, Robert C. Hooper, purchased a dog named Judge, who became known as Hooper’s Judge. Judge was either a direct descendant of the original Bull and Terrier breeds of the 19th and early 20th centuries, or he was the result of English Bulldogs crossed with terriers in the 1860s. Whatever his heritage, the AKC lists Hooper’s Judge as the ancestor of almost all modern Boston Terriers. The Boston Terrier, which is not considered a terrier by the AKC, holds the…
  • Cat Named Maru Visits ‘Virtual’ Salon

    26 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Experimenting at a virtual hair salon, Maru appears bored by the side-part and Afro, but a bit doubtful of wavy locks. Finally, she seems settled on the bob. Comments (1)
  • The Pup’s Pajamas: Greyhound in the Snow

    25 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    He dashes and swirls, gallops and twirls… this Greyhound is beyond excited to be playing in the snow. He doesn’t even care that he’s wearing pajamas! Comments (1)
  • The Most Easily Placed of All Homeless Pets, Yet Also the Most Euthanized

    25 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    By Dr. Becker A very sad fact: kittens are among the most easily placed of all homeless pets, but kittens too young for adoption have the highest euthanasia rates in many shelters. This is due primarily to the extremely high level of care these tiny babies require just to make it from one day to the next. Saving the lives of orphaned kittens is not something most animal shelters have been able to accomplish on a large scale. Due to the 24-hour nursing care required by very young kittens, it’s a job that has been better handled by small rescue groups and committed foster guardians.
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    FlipFlop® Dogs » Blog

  • Tampa Franchise Show

    25 Feb 2015 | 8:01 am
    FlipFlop Dogs Attends the Tampa Franchise Show    Seeking Dog Lovers At the Franchise Show   FlipFlop Dogs will be exhibiting at the Tampa Franchise Show from February 28th- March 1st. Our goal is to reach dog loving entrepreneurs looking to make a lifestyle change by becoming a FlipFlop franchisee. The FlipFlop franchise differs from […] The post Tampa Franchise Show appeared first on FlipFlop® Dogs.
  • Podcast with Barking Mad

    4 Feb 2015 | 12:24 pm
    Podcasts with Barking Mad Barking Mad and FlipFlop Dogs’ Get Social     UK’s Barking Mad Social Media Manager, Richard Darcy and FlipFlop Dogs’ Jordan Miltz sat down to talk about what they provide for their franchisees, customers and how they continue to grow their brands through Social Media. The FlipFlop model is based on the […] The post Podcast with Barking Mad appeared first on FlipFlop® Dogs.
  • Five Keys to Happiness

    28 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Finding Happiness through Five Factors Research shows what factors into your happiness     A recent Business Insider report suggested the main keys to happiness.  Everyone strives for happiness in their life but not all are able to achieve it. Without a doubt, we go through happy and sad times based on the circumstances of […] The post Five Keys to Happiness appeared first on FlipFlop® Dogs.
  • Packing List for the Dogs

    21 Jan 2015 | 12:55 pm
    How to Pack for a FlipFlop Doggy Vacation   Packing list of the necessary items for your dog’s next FlipFlop vacation   Your bags are packed for your trip, but what about your dog’s? Your dog has their transportation booked, their ‘hotel’ and their Companion Family has mapped out their daily activities based on their normal […] The post Packing List for the Dogs appeared first on FlipFlop® Dogs.
  • NAVC Conference 2015

    14 Jan 2015 | 10:52 am
    FlipFlop Dogs to Attend NAVC Conference 2015   FlipFlop Pro Model Beneficial to Veterinary Practices     FlipFlop Dogs will be attending the NAVC (National American Veterinary Community) Conference for the first time, this year! We’re filled with the anticipation of meeting great veterinarians at this conference and explaining how FlipFlop will enhance and take […] The post NAVC Conference 2015 appeared first on FlipFlop® Dogs.
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    Not In The Dog House

  • Your Dog Likes Fetching Sticks? Then You Need to Read This Article

    Shelly Hawkins
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:49 pm
    Ready? On the mark, get set, go fetch! Throwing a stick to your dog may appear like an innocent, quite innocuous activity, but there are cases where a fun, fetch-the-stick game may turn into dangerous situation, especially when special precautions aren’t taken. Yet, who can resist the pleading eyes of a dog asking his master […]The post Your Dog Likes Fetching Sticks? Then You Need to Read This Article appeared first on Not In The Dog House.
  • Acupuncture, the New Alternative to Traditional Veterinary Care  

    Shelly Hawkins
    17 Feb 2015 | 5:36 pm
    Don’t be surprised if the next time you go in for your routine acupuncture session you see a dog reading a newspaper in the waiting room as he waits his turn. Of course, this will never actually happen since dogs have their own veterinary acupuncture specialists, but it is a fact that more and more […]The post Acupuncture, the New Alternative to Traditional Veterinary Care   appeared first on Not In The Dog House.
  • Eight Ways to Save on Vet Bills

    Shelly Hawkins
    5 Feb 2015 | 7:05 pm
    It may sound a bit obvious, but the best way to save money on vet bills is by not having your pet see the vet in the first place. Of course, as a responsible pet owner you must take your pet in for yearly physicals and the recommended vaccinations, and of course, you will have […]The post Eight Ways to Save on Vet Bills appeared first on Not In The Dog House.
  • Dog Senses: Sensing the world from your dog’s point of view

    Shelly Hawkins
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:44 pm
    We are often amazed by dogs and their capabilities to perform stunning tasks, but how do they do such things in the first place? For a good part, they must thank their senses. Whether you are watching a dog working in a busy airport or wondering how your dog is capable of predicting the moment […]The post Dog Senses: Sensing the world from your dog’s point of view appeared first on Not In The Dog House.
  • 4 Ways to Stop Your Dog From Stealing Laundry

    Shelly Hawkins
    20 Jan 2015 | 7:02 pm
    Raise your hand if your dog hasn’t once in his lifetime stolen some of your belongings from your laundry basket. As odd as this behavior may sound, this behavior is not that uncommon when Fido has access to such resources and is equipped with a sneaky mind. Watch your back; your dog will likely steal […]The post 4 Ways to Stop Your Dog From Stealing Laundry appeared first on Not In The Dog House.
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    Totally Goldens

  • Crate Training Your Puppy Or Dog: A Step-By-Step Guide

    9 Feb 2015 | 4:30 pm
    If you’ve landed on this page, it’s likely you’ve decided you will crate train your dog or puppy?! If so, I’m very pleased that you have…and so will you and your dog be. It’s one of the most beneficial things you can do to help a puppy’s early development, and is just as useful for ... The post Crate Training Your Puppy Or Dog: A Step-By-Step Guide appeared first on Totally Goldens.
  • What Should You Put In A Dog Crate And Where To Put It?

    24 Jan 2015 | 6:41 am
    So far in my series of articles on crate training I’ve covered the many benefits it offers, debunked the myth of it being cruel, discussed when you should and should not use a crate, and finally how to choose the right size and type of crate to suit your dog. There’s just two things remaining ... The post What Should You Put In A Dog Crate And Where To Put It? appeared first on Totally Goldens.
  • What Size Dog Crate Do You Need? Which Type Is Best?

    14 Dec 2014 | 4:02 pm
      In a previous article I detailed the many benefits using a dog crate can provide for both you and your dog. I then dispelled the myth of using a dog crate being cruel…as long as you use it correctly! I then followed up with advice on both when you should as well as when ... The post What Size Dog Crate Do You Need? Which Type Is Best? appeared first on Totally Goldens.
  • Crate Training: Times When You SHOULD NOT Crate Your Dog

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

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

    Dan Rigle
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:27 am
    Propagating anemones can be easy and quite rewarding.  While many of these animals eventually split on their own, the process can be sped up with some careful cutting and tender loving care.  The group pictured above was grown from a single bubble tip anemone over the course of a few months.  I cut the large brood stock animal with a scalpel into 6 pizza-shaped slices, being careful to include a portion of the mouth, base, and pedal disc in each fragment, and all 6 survived and grew into healthy clones of the original.  Starting with a large specimen that is in optimal health and using a…
  • The First Direct Observations of Anthropogenic Carbon Dioxide Induced Changes to Earth’s Radiative Budget

    Chris Maupin
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:16 am
    Climate change and warming of sea surface temperatures are among the most oft-cited threats to coral reef ecosystems as they currently exist. Despite the preponderance of scientific work on the issue, many, including even perhaps some in this hobby, deny most if not all of our current understanding of human contributions to global warming. That human contribution is primarily through an increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration. Since carbon dioxide absorbs and re-emits infrared radiation that would otherwise be lost from Earth to space, in order to maintain a radiative…
  • Fincasters Episode 59: Keeping Rock Anemones

    27 Feb 2015 | 10:11 am
    Fincasters Episode 59 Keeping Rock Anemones Rock Anemones come from the Florida Keys in a huge variety of colors. They are easy to keep, fun to feed and add a lot of color at relatively low cost. In this Fincast John interviews an... From: fincasters Views: 1 0 ratingsTime: 03:29 More in Pets & Animals The post Fincasters Episode 59: Keeping Rock Anemones appeared first on
  • Aquaponics Fast Becoming A Preferred Method of Cannabis Cultivation

    Kenneth Wingerter
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:04 am
    Photo by Ryan Griffis. CC by  Aquaponics is pretty simple in concept. Imagine an aquarium that is plumbed into a hydroponic system; fish wastes are mineralized by microbes and ultimately utilized by the plants as nutrients. Technically speaking, even a mangrove propagule stuck in the back of an overflow box is aquaponic. The benefits of this type of cultivation are significant. A major attraction for some growers is the ease with which the highly intensive method can be practiced organically. The taste of aquaponic foods (unlike that of hydroponicially grown foods) is said to be as…
  • Red Hind, Cleaner Fish, Epinephelus guttatus

    Barry Brown
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:51 am
    Good morning from Curacao, how was your weekend out there?? We finally got a few little rain showers but to be honest it didn’t do much!! On my three hour mountain bike ride Sunday morning I was pretty shocked at how dry the island is looking, I hate the thought of another year of drought conditions! We found yet another bird (big pigeon) in need last night over at our neighbors house, it was just sitting on the steps and not moving very much. I watched for awhile from a distance and then towards dark went to check on him again and he was still there. I calmly walked up the steps, he…
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  • Dogs- The Best Way To Improve Your Health!

    26 Feb 2015 | 3:16 am
    “Dogs fill up our homes with filth and are an invitation to diseases. We should never consider having one!” If you hear any of the above opinions, from now on, you will have all the reasons to defend yourselves on the issue of whether dogs are healthy to keep as pets or not. Believe it or not, there are many benefits of having a dog as your pet. Several researches have proved that dogs can be a catalyst to improve your health. They have a natural tendency to improve our health. You must be wondering that how these pawed friends of ours can have an impact on our health. Isn’t it? Well,…
  • Why Do Pet Parents Need to Stock up on Drontal Plus For Dogs?

    20 Feb 2015 | 11:08 pm
    Dogs start scratching when infected by fleas or ticks and give us hints of being unhealthy. But what if your dog has become a home for intestinal worms? These worms usually do not show any signs of infection till they grow. How will you prevent those worms from growing without any hints laid by your darling pet? Drontal Plus for Dogs is a perfect treatment to get rid of all kinds of intestinal worms from your pet. It has a great capacity to prevent the growth of roundworms and tapeworms. Round worms are further categorized into Ascarids, Hookworms and Whipworms. All these worms will have no…
  • 6 Secrets to Good Health by Owing a Pet

    16 Jan 2015 | 12:45 am
    Pets are most beautiful part of our lives. From giving us companionship to be present in our most stressful conditions, they are always there to keep us healthy and happy. Not going for a walk daily, feeling depressed, can’t handle stressful conditions, being lonely with nobody to share and withdrawn from social networks, then you need to own a pet. A furry pal is of more use than any other thing in your life that helps you enjoy every bit of life. Your lovable four-legged companion plays a crucial role in keeping you healthy and making your life more meaningful. Let’s find how. You will…
  • New Year Resolutions 2015 for Every Pet Parent to Follow

    4 Jan 2015 | 11:59 pm
    It is the end of the year 2014, and we all are waiting to welcome 2015 enthusiastically. It’s also a great time for us as pet parents to enjoy the fun of New Year with our cute four-legged pals. Many of us have already made our list of resolutions while others are still in the state of haze which resolutions to set in to make this year wonderful and fruitful for our pets. Want some guidelines on which resolutions to make and follow to make your pooch or kitty’s life special the coming year, then here you go. Keep a proper check on what you are feeding to your pet. Whether dry food, wet…
  • Count On Your Discounts by Celebrating Holiday Month With Petcaresupplies

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

  • Hiding Place, Interrupted

    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Has anyone seen Pierre? Pierre: Don’t tell I’m hiding under here. I see that you aren’t going away. What does a mancat have to do to get a little peace and quiet to get away from it all? Let’s play a game. You cover your yes and count to a really high number and I’m going to find a new hiding place. Nope, I’m not telling you where I went to hide. Keep those eyes covered. Ashton and Newton are enjoying watching you look silly with your hands over your eyes. Hiding Place, Interrupted was originally published on Sometimes Cats Herd You.
  • National Tell a Fairy Tale Day

    25 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    When we turned the page of the calendar and saw National Tell a Fairy Tale Day, Newton insisted that there was only one story that would do: Puss in Boots. He does bear a little bit of resemblance to some of the recent cartoon adaptations of that character, doesn’t he? There are many versions of the story, but the most enduring version of Puss in Boots, was published in a collection of fairy tales by Charles Perrault, which called it, “The Master Cat or Puss in Boots.” In the story, when a miller passes away, the youngest son of a miller watches his older brothers inherit…
  • Save the Chickens

    24 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Newton: What’s wrong, Ashton? Ashton: My telethon failed. The chickens won’t be saved. My chicken emporium will never happen when the chickens go extinct. Newton: Couldn’t you just dream about something else? Like cheese? I haven’t heard anything about cheese extinction. Ashton: No, Newton. You can’t just change your dreams like that. Cheese isn’t the same. You don’t understand what it’s like to have your dreams crushed. Newton: I don’t want to see your dreams crushed. You aren’t even any fun to chase around the house like this. If…
  • Why Spay and Neuter?

    23 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Our topical Thursday comes early this week because it’s World Spay Day. Today, we’re asking a simple question: why should you spay or neuter your cat? Pet Overpopulation The most obvious reason is overpopulation. Pet overpopulation is a huge crisis, with estimates ranging up to 70 million stray cats in the US. There are more cats than there are homes, and millions lose their lives in shelters every year.  Spaying and neutering can help! Female cats can start reproducing as early as five months old, and will continue to have litter after litter. And of course, unneutered males are…
  • Finding a Warm Spot

    22 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Newton: The head peep caught a bug this past weekend. Not the fun kind of bug you chase around the house, either. That meant the heated blanket made an appearance. The heated blanket is much better than either of my cat beds in the bedroom. Mmmmm, this side is warm and toasty. I’m almost ready to turn over and warm up my other side to I stay nice and even. I finally got the controller. Score! This is better than the remote for the TV set. I get yelled at when I start pressing buttons on that one. This one… where’s the button for “summer sun puddle”? Finding a…
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    Owned by a Boxer

  • 10 Funniest Boxer Videos Compilation

    Justin Williamson
    22 Feb 2015 | 1:35 pm
      Don’t we all just love boxer videos? Enjoy and subscribe to World’s Fuzziest Videos. Subscribe to World’s Fuzziest Videos on YouTube The post 10 Funniest Boxer Videos Compilation appeared first on Owned by a Boxer.
  • Does Your Boxer Do These Funny Things? My Dog Can’t Be The Only One

    Justin Williamson
    20 Feb 2015 | 9:43 am
      Sometimes I look at my boxer and just shake my head. Where in the world does this odd behavior come from? Whether it’s my weirdness rubbing off on her or something in the water, there’s one thing for sure: BOXERS ARE FUNNY! Let us count the ways: 1. Boxers Are Jealous Of Your Affection Toward […] The post Does Your Boxer Do These Funny Things? My Dog Can’t Be The Only One appeared first on Owned by a Boxer.
  • All I Want For Christmas Is A Boxer Puppy

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

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

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

  • Grammy Winners 2015

    9 Feb 2015 | 3:26 am
  • ICC World Cup Merchandise

    1 Feb 2015 | 3:08 pm
    T-Shirts & Jerseys
  • Why Do Dogs Watch and React to Television?

    12 Jan 2015 | 3:10 am
    Just like humans, their response to the tube depends on their personality, experts say. A 2013 study published in the journal Animal Cognition showed that dogs could identify images of other dogs among pictures of humans and other animals, using their visual sense alone. However, there are some differences between ourselves and man's best friend—for one, dogs' eyes register images more quickly than do ours
  • The Birth Of Kitty Litter

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

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

  • Tips for Successful Dog Training

    David Reinecker
    3 Feb 2015 | 8:34 am
    Dog training is a fun bonding experience with your dog, and it should be enjoyable for both owner and dog. Following some tried and true tips helps lead to a successful dog training experience. The most important thing to remember…Read more ›
  • Jack Russell Terrier Training and Care

    Tatiana Cantu CPCT, M.S.
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:15 pm
    The Jack Russell Terrier (now called the Parson Russell Terrier by the American Kennel Club) has been running fox to ground in England since the mid-1800s. These small Terriers are friendly and affectionate in the home, and they have lots…Read more ›
  • Tips to Keep your Dog Warm During the Winter

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

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

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

  • Vaccinate Your Dogs to Rid the World of Rabies, Science Says

    NGD Staff
    28 Feb 2015 | 5:51 am
    NextGen Dog NextGen Dog - Science of Dog Health & Dog Supplements Rabies kills about 69,000 people worldwide each year, which comes to 189 humans every single day. It’s been estimated that around 40% of this number are children, majority of which are in poor African and Asian countries. Rabies is a deadly disease, and once a person is infected, chances of death are almost always 100 percent. Researchers are now trying to get the message out there that ridding the world of rabies is not only possible, but there’s also a very cost-effective method to do that: remember to…
  • Research of Cancer in Dogs Leads to Advancements in Human Health

    NGD Staff
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:28 am
    NextGen Dog NextGen Dog - Science of Dog Health & Dog Supplements A team of scientists at the Mississippi State’s College of Veterinary Medicine are working to better understand cancer in dogs, and their research might potentially lead to advanced understand of cancer treatment in humans, too. An investigation into the deadly disease has began by looking into a tiny blood platelet, but the team has since expanded their horizons as they discovered a lot more opportunities for growth of this valuable research. Researchers are using blood platelets to better understand causes and…
  • Social Skills in Dogs Did Not Emerge during Domestication, Study Finds

    NGD Staff
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:26 am
    NextGen Dog NextGen Dog - Science of Dog Health & Dog Supplements Dogs have long been known to be social animals who managed to communicate best with their human companions. Some previous studies have suggested a possibility of social behavioral changes in canines through the process of domestication which took thousands of years. Now a new study by behavioral scientists have found evidence that these social skills found in dogs were inherited from their ancestors, the wolves, and these skills did not emerge due to domestication. A study [1] conducted by scientists from Messerli Research…
  • Dogs Are the Best Prey for Leopards in India

    NGD Staff
    22 Feb 2015 | 7:53 am
    NextGen Dog NextGen Dog - Science of Dog Health & Dog Supplements Turns out that in India, it’s not the sheep, chicken, cows or other livestock that is at the constant risk of being killed by top predators of the land. It’s the dogs who are constantly fighting the losing battle against the wild and dangerous animals of the night, leopards. A new study [1] led by the Wildlife Conservation Society reveals that in India’s human dominated agricultural landscapes, where leopards prowl at night, it’s not livestock that’s primarily on the menu – it is man’s best friend.
  • Why Blood Smell Triggers Reactions in Wild Dogs

    NGD Staff
    20 Feb 2015 | 8:33 am
    NextGen Dog NextGen Dog - Science of Dog Health & Dog Supplements Researchers have decided to look at what specific substances in blood triggers behavioral reactions in certain types of carnivorous animals, including wild dogs. Results of the study surprised scientists, as different species reacted and behaved differently when coming in contact with substances in logs. The study has been published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE. People find the smell of blood unpleasant, but for predatory animals it means food. When behavioural researchers at Linköping University in Sweden wanted to…
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    Fitdog Sports Club » Blog

  • Terrance’s Tips: Stay calm!

    Andrea Servadio
    20 Feb 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Our Club Manager, Terrance Walker, has been working with dogs for over seven years, and he’s the leader of our pack! Every month he sends out behavioral, training and health tips to our Club Reps to help improve our interactions with our dogs. Now Terrance is sharing his tips to help you be a better pack leader with your dog. Look for #terrancestips on our blog and on Facebook. It’s important to always remain calm when correcting dog behavior. Trying to correct unwanted behavior can be frustrating even for the most calm person. If you show your irritation or emotions, you won’t…
  • Meet Max! Our Fitdog of the Month for February 2015

    Andrea Servadio
    5 Feb 2015 | 1:10 pm
    For February 2015, we are honoring Max, a soulful Shepherd mix. Max is a people-oriented pup and spends most of his time chatting up the Club Reps or barking orders at the other dogs in the pack, a common trait of a “Hall Monitor”. If Max wants a belly rub, this gentle giant will circle around the Club Reps and “talk” at them until he gets his much desired massage. He is also noted for being a good listener as well. When he’s not carrying on conversations with the staff, he likes to lounge on the yard and be King of the Mountain. In his more active pursuits, he…
  • Terrance’s Tips: Types of Aggression

    Andrea Servadio
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:41 pm
    Our Club Manager, Terrance Walker, has been working with dogs for over seven years, and he’s the leader of our pack! Every month he sends out behavioral, training and health tips to our Club Reps to help improve our interactions with our dogs. Now Terrance is sharing his tips to help you be a better pack leader with your dog. Look for #terrancestips on our blog and on Facebook. Not all aggression is the same or related to dominance. Dogs might act aggressive for a number of reasons. Fear-motivated aggression This is a defensive reaction. It occurs when a dog believes he is in danger of…
  • Poor personality traits for dog daycare

    Andrea Servadio
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:33 am
    If you wonder how your dog will do in the daycare scene, you’re taking a great step toward success. Some dogs, in fact, won’t thrive in daycare. Here are dog personality types that raise a few red flags in daycare (and a few unexpected dogs who fit in great!). Traits: Hyper-Active Dogs Not to be confused with active dogs, hyperactive dogs have limited to no impulse control, a lot of energy and don’t respond to basic obedience commands. Hyperactive dogs elevate the energy of the playgroup within seconds, which can quickly escalate into a fight. In addition, because they have so much…
  • Overcoming the fear of nail trims

    Andrea Servadio
    12 Jan 2015 | 10:15 am
    Many dogs at Fitdog experience a fear of having their nails trimmed. When dogs are afraid or in pain, they will thrash around, attempt to bolt away or even attempt to bite the person trying to trim their nails. This behavior is dangerous for humans and also creates a stressful environment for the dog. The ASPCA’s article, Fear of Nail Trimming, addresses counter conditioning and desensitization methods to help dogs become more comfortable with this common and necessary grooming practice. Here are some helpful tips recommended by the ASPCA. - Teach your dog to like the clippers by using…
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    Puppy Leaks

  • Roundup #3: The Best Dog Articles of the Week

    Jen Gabbard
    28 Feb 2015 | 6:09 am
    Ahhh, it’s the weekend again. Time to sit back, relax, sip on some coffee and take a look at this week’s best dog posts from around the web. Hope you enjoy these as much as I have. And to the dearly departed Leonard Nimoy – may you rest in peace. Live long and prosper. Best Dog Articles of the Week Dog Destroys Elvis’ Teddy Bear I couldn’t help but laugh; the Doberman named Barney whose been in charge of guarding one of Elvis’ teddy bears went on a rampage. He ripped the head off of the bear and destroyed countless other teddies. Beloved Actor Leonard Nimoy…
  • How to Increase Your Dogs Focus & Impulse Control

    Jen Gabbard
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:55 pm
    How attentive is your dog? Whether you realize it or not you’re probably already the center of his universe. When you come home I bet you’re greeted with a wagging tail, and when you get up to make dinner I’m sure he knows exactly what you’re up to. Taking advantage of your dogs natural observational skills and adding in some focus will make your dog training so much easier. Is Your Dog Easily Distracted? When it’s time to train your dog do you find yourself competing for his attention? Does he become easily distracted by other dogs or people? Does he go off and…
  • The Perfect Family Dog Is Waiting For You in Detroit

    Jen Gabbard
    23 Feb 2015 | 3:57 pm
    Have you ever fallen in love with a dog at first sight? I did as soon as I saw Kenya. That great big smile, sweet face, and the most adorable underbite I’ve ever seen. Kenya is The Perfect Family Dog Kenya is a sweet medium sized dog available in Detroit – how can you not fall in love with a face this sweet? If you’ve been waiting on the perfect family dog Kenya is your girl. She’s sweet, gentle, and gets along perfectly with other dogs, cats, and children. She wants nothing more than to love and be loved. And who can resist a sweet face like hers? Kenya is a beautiful…
  • Roundup #2: Our Favorite Dog Articles of the Week

    Jen Gabbard
    20 Feb 2015 | 10:17 pm
    You know what I love about weekends besides sleeping in? Catching up on my reading with a nice hot cup of coffee. Here’s my choices for this weeks best doggie articles of the week. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did. Favorite Dog Articles of the Week Post Number 902 – I’m speechless about this news from Rescued Insanity. One of the most heartfelt and honest posts I’ve read in a long time. How a Dog Saved My Life – I’m always amazed at how much of a difference dogs can have on an individual’s life; especially when it comes to prison dog programs.
  • Managing Arthritis – I Miss Playing Frisbee With My Dog

    Jen Gabbard
    18 Feb 2015 | 5:19 pm
    When Laika was diagnosed with arthritis I was upset, I’m sure the term overreacting would come to my vets mind. In my mind I thought we were doomed. I envisioned having to help her up the stairs, take slow walks, and having to help lift her up onto the couch at night. I’m glad to say it’s nothing like that. If I hadn’t just told you she had arthritis you’d probably never know. Managing Laika’s Arthritis To be honest there’s only one thing I really miss about our routine before the arthritis diagnosis – our games of frisbee. Every day when I came…
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    Top Dog Tips

  • 10 Ways Dog Owners Can Go Green and Eco-Friendly

    Top Dog Tips
    28 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Our earth is a beautiful, wonderful place, and to keep it just as beautiful and wonderful for us to enjoy and also to create a home for our dogs we need to be aware of the environmental impacts we have. It can be the smallest things we do, or change, that can make the biggest differences. As the Earth’s most intelligence species, we have a responsibility to our planet to keep it sustainable for us to continue our lives on it. While many of us go out of our ways to reduce our carbon footsteps, we don’t realize that we can continue to do so on the behalf of our pets. However,…
  • 11 Vital Tips on How to Take Care of a Dog

    Top Dog Tips
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:12 am
    Despite the amount of information available today on the Internet, it is still difficult to stay on top of your healthy lifestyle. And if we cannot ensure that we follow a good health regime for ourselves, what’s left to say about knowing how to take care of a dog? So let’s talk canine health and how to take care of a dog properly. According to ASPCA‘s numbers, it costs at least $500 per year to ensure a healthy lifestyle for a small canine. These include dog food, pet insurance, dog toys, registration of your pet, and random dog items. But the biggest additional…
  • Pros and Cons of Neutering or Spaying Your Dog

    Top Dog Tips
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:10 am
    At this point, you’re probably thinking about neutering or spaying your dog, but you’re not so sure if this is a good idea. Not to worry, you’re not alone in this. Many dog owners find themselves contemplating on this decision for a while, and rightfully researching the Internet for all kinds of answers to common sense questions: What are the pros and cons of neutering or spaying a dog?  Maybe I should leave my dog as nature has intended him/her to be? What do dog experts and veterinarians think about this process? Do all other dog owners spay or neuter their dogs? What…
  • 25 Most Common Dog Behavior Problems

    Top Dog Tips
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:24 am
    Hyperactivity and unruliness This is Photo: Don DeBold More often than not, the reason your dog is too energetic, unruly and hyperactive is because they’re lacking stimulation or find themselves bored. Depending on the breed, size, age and upbringing, dogs will have different levels of activity, and some of them will feel the need to release all the extra energy or fight boredom regardless of location or situation. How to fix it? Because every dog is different, in order to fix this fairly common dog behavior problem, dog owners must address it in several ways to find the best…
  • Dog Bathing Tips: How to Give a Dog a Bath

    Top Dog Tips
    20 Feb 2015 | 7:04 am
    Dog grooming is part of the deal after you decide to have a dog as your new family member. Clipping nails, brushing hair and bathing your dog should now be part of your weekly routine, and for pet owners who love to groom their dogs themselves, these dog bathing tips will come in handy. As most dog owners know, canines are rarely excited about taking a bath – most dogs dislike getting wet, which is especially true when they are being forced into it. But maintaining clean coat is necessary for a dog, and if you’re a caring and responsible pet owner, you’ll take these…
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    The Hugo Diaries

  • Needles, Fresh Air and Kissing it Better!

    Stella Gray
    23 Feb 2015 | 11:38 am
    Hugo & Pip think this is THEIR bed!Hugo relaxing!Horizontal rain!Last week saw that annual event dreaded by all our canine friends - a trip to the V.E.T. for the yearly vaccinations. Hugo has never had an issue with the vets and actually seems to like going, putting his feet up on the counter to announce his arrival to the receptionists and looking to see if the resident cat dares to stand it's ground. Miss Pip, on the other hand, is terrified. Martin had to go with Hugo and Pip on his own this time so he was stretched (literally) to the limit with Hugo pulling in through the door and Pip…
  • Fresh Fields.

    Stella Gray
    7 Feb 2015 | 7:58 am
    Well, once again, life has been flying by and I suddenly realise it has been a very long time since I last posted back in November. Since then we have had Christmas, New Year and another Akita Rescue & Welfare pack walk (without Hugo getting wet this time!). As Selsley Common (our usual walking place) has been so cold and windy lately we have found an alternative place for walking Hugo and Pip, especially as it gets so dark by the time we get home from work. Believe it or not it is at the Stonehouse Town Football club playing fields and they are only a mile or so away from where we…
  • Treats and a few little tricks!

    Stella Gray
    1 Nov 2014 | 4:49 am
    Fireworks going off - are we bothered, NO!Hugo lying in wait for trick-or-treatersIt's that time of year again when fireworks are constantly going off at random times of day and night. Our old boy, Sid, used to be petrified and would sit and drool and even try and get on your lap (at 11 stone, not an easy task). It was almost a blessing when he went hard of hearing and was no longer bothered. Fortunately, Hugo and Pip take not the slightest bit of notice, even when the annual local display was at its highest peak only a mile away they did not even lift their heads up off the floor.Pip in a…
  • Getting wet!

    Stella Gray
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:25 pm
    ARW Pack WalkTelling Granddad about falling in the lakeAfter a miserable week of rain, hail and wind we were relieved to wake up on Sunday morning to find the storms had stopped, but only to be replaced by fog. Today was the day for an Akita Rescue & Welfare pack walk in West Park in Wolverhampton so, as we usually do on these occasions, Toby and I took Hugo and Pip up onto Selsley Common at about 8 o’clock so they would not spend the journey moaning. As we drove up the hill we were stunned by the sight of the fog lying low in the valleys where we had come from, clinging to the slopes…
  • Friends and Enemies!

    Stella Gray
    5 Oct 2014 | 8:07 am
    Enjoying the showHugo and Pip tell me that their fans are complaining because I haven't written anything about them for a while so thought I'd better post another entry.Two weeks ago Martin and I set off early with Hugo and Pip to take them to the Family Fun Day and Dog show at Worcester Woods Country Park. This is one of Akita Rescue & Welfare's favourite shows of the year and we were meeting up with Kirsty and Teresa to man a stand to raise funds and awareness for Akitas.  Hugo and Pip always get lots of fuss and attention from visitors at shows and this one was no…
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    Toy "Tails"

  • Update on the Nebo

    21 Feb 2015 | 11:13 am
    It has been just over 15 days now and Nebo is still ‘alive’ . Although not Zeea’s favorite toy she is more than happy to get her teeth around it when treats are involved. I did not try the steak-test as mention in my previous post but she did have dried beef lung stuffed inside the toy. I have been thinking about whether or not this toy should make the Top 5 Durable Toys list and have come to the conclusion it will not. The reason? This toy is so hard to find and it was only out of sheer luck that I even found one (a Nebo), though it was the Beba I was actually looking for…
  • Re-“Fuse”-d

    16 Feb 2015 | 9:46 pm
    Zeus’ Bomber When I first heard about this dog from my sister I looked it up online to see exactly what it was. It looks like a basketball with handles and if you have ever played with a basketball, or worse been conked by one, you know how hard those balls can be. With the classic orange colour and the bumpy rubberized texture, I could only assume that the toy would share the same strength and hardness as a basketball. On the toys website, the Zeus Bomber is described as rugged and durable with extra strong handles that most breeds will struggle to pop. Well the company was right about…
  • ‘Chews’ the Nebo

    6 Feb 2015 | 4:28 pm
    This review is based on a suggestion from one of my readers. The reader suggested I review a Beba toy however I will be reviewing a Nebo instead. They are both from Dura Doggie and made of the same material. The difference is that the Beba is essentially two Nebos attached by a middle bar, resembling a barbell. The reason for the difference in toy was due to availability. I searched and searched and searched but had no luck finding a Beba in stores or even online unless I wanted to pay a ridiculous shipping fee. Then, out of sheer chance, I found a Nebo while I was out shopping. For those…
  • Is it Torn All Yeti…?

    27 Jan 2015 | 9:57 pm
    Unknown to me, once you buy a BarkBox you automatically have a subscription until you cancel it; even if you only order one box. That’s right – one box and suddenly you have a subscription; my one box was the Christmas box. One of my readers actually mentioned (in a comment) her BarkBox and how her dog, Brody, had destroyed its toys as well, stating that she was just going to get one more and then cancel her subscription. It’s a funny coincidence that I just happened to get one more too :lol: (unintentionally). R2Pet Monster/Cuddle Monsters This time around I will not be reviewing the…

    16 Jan 2015 | 3:23 pm
    So far there haven’t been many survivors but five toys did manage to pass the true test. Just in case you haven’t noticed, I have added a Top Five Durable Toys list on the right side of the page/website. Since it is a new year I thought I’d do a quick update on how each of these toys are lasting. TOP 5 DURABLE TOYS Number one: the orbee-tuff Diamond Plated Ball is still in tip-top condition with only some teeth marks on the surface. I am very impressed with this toy <3 . Honestly, I didn’t believe it and thought Zeea just wasn’t putting it to the test and I didn’t…
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    Abyssinian Guinea Pig Tips

  • Why You Should Have 2 Guinea Pigs

    16 Feb 2015 | 9:41 am
      You may have heard people talk about having more than one guinea pig, but what are the benefits of having more than one? In the wild, guinea pigs live in groups because they are innately social animals.  Just like you never hear of someone having one chicken (okay, once in a while you might), […] The post Why You Should Have 2 Guinea Pigs appeared first on Abyssinian Guinea Pig Tips.
  • Outdoor Guinea Pig Run Ideas

    1 Feb 2015 | 10:32 am
     Give your guinea pig a safe area to run around outside, feel the fresh air, and munch on fresh grass with these outdoor guinea pig run ideas. Guinea pigs are awake up to 20 hours a day, and no one wants to sit in a cage all day, every day. To increase your guinea pig’s […] The post Outdoor Guinea Pig Run Ideas appeared first on Abyssinian Guinea Pig Tips.
  • Ringworm in Guinea Pigs

    11 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
      Ringworm is a common infection in guinea pigs. Here’s everything you need to know about ringworm in guinea pigs. The name ringworm refers to a fungal infection on the surface of the skin. It got it’s name because, long ago, people believed that the infection was due to a worm, but it is not. […] The post Ringworm in Guinea Pigs appeared first on Abyssinian Guinea Pig Tips.
  • The Ultimate Guinea Pig Food List

    9 Jan 2015 | 4:06 pm
      Here is the ultimate guinea pig food list. If you just want to know if a certain food is safe for guinea pigs, you can use our Can Guinea Pigs Eat Tool. You can sort the table by columns. Just click on the column header. Because guinea pigs are herbivores, this list only contains […] The post The Ultimate Guinea Pig Food List appeared first on Abyssinian Guinea Pig Tips.
  • Guinea Pig Life Span

    7 Jan 2015 | 7:10 pm
     Here are some interesting facts about the guinea pig life span and some tips on how to ensure your guinea pig lives a long, healthy and happy life. Average Life Span is 5-7 years. Sweetie is 15 years old. View on Facebook Respiratory Infections are a leading cause of guinea pig death. A breeding female […] The post Guinea Pig Life Span appeared first on Abyssinian Guinea Pig Tips.
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    Pet Insurance

  • Does Pet Insurance Cover Dental Care?

    Liz Upson
    25 Feb 2015 | 2:14 pm
    National Pet Dental Health Month is coming to an end, and with our articles over the last three weeks we hope we’ve given you enough information to keep your pet’s mouth in top condition. However, even with frequent cleaning pet’s can still develop dental problems and one of the questions we are frequently asked at is whether Pet Insurance covers dental care. This isn’t a simple question to answer, but we’ve broken it down into five key things you should know: 1. Dental problems caused by accidents or injuries are generally covered by Pet Health Insurance. For…
  • Pet Owners, do you want the chance to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card?

    Liz Upson
    20 Feb 2015 | 7:14 am
    The team at want to provide you with the best service possible. To do this we’ve created a short, Pet Owners Survey (cats and dogs) and now we need your help. We understand that your time is valuable and to show our appreciation, we’re giving away a $100 Amazon Gift Card to 3 randomly selected entrants. For a chance to win simply complete the short survey, which can be found here. Thank you and good luck! *NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN PET-INSURANCE.ORG SURVEY SWEEPSTAKES. Open to legal residents of the continental US & DC who are 18 years of age or…
  • Brush Up On Your Pet’s Dental Care

    Liz Upson
    19 Feb 2015 | 7:31 am
    We would no more forget to brush our teeth than forget to get dressed, so why do we not take the same care of our pets’ teeth? The answer is simple: we’re busy, and time is short. With this in mind, here are some constructive suggestions about improving your pet’s dental health and an explanation of what happens when veterinary treatment is necessary. First, a quick reminder of why good dental health matters: • Sore gums mean pain and eventual gum recession • Gum recession means wobbly teeth • Wobbly teeth fall out And the consequences of inflamed gums (gingivitis) can be…
  • Pet Dental Care: 101

    Liz Upson
    11 Feb 2015 | 4:10 pm
    These pets helped us announce Pet Dental Care Month last week, but they didn’t tell you why Pet Dental Health is so important! What good dental care prevents is periodontal disease. This is a condition that causes irreversible damage to your pet’s teeth, gums and other supporting structures. Put simply, Periodontal disease is caused by poor dental hygiene, which allows an accumulation of plaque to build in your pet’s mouth.This build up of tartar creates the perfect environment for destructive bacteria to thrive and leads to inflammation and infection. We’ve gathered five…
  • These Pets Can’t Help But Smile!

    Liz Upson
    4 Feb 2015 | 12:22 pm
    February is Pet Dental Health Month and over the course of the month we’ll take a look at the best ways to keep your pet’s smile healthy. To kick off the month of dental care related posts, here’s some pets who can’t help but show off their winning grins! This dog who can’t believe it snowed… Image via Citypetcenter This dog who’s always got time for a picture… Image Via This dog who just got a really great deal on a new toy… Image Via This dog who loves when it’s time to go walkies… Image Via…
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    PBS Pet Travel » Blog Posts

  • Tropical Fish Equipment: What’s The Best Fish Tank Pump?

    6 Feb 2015 | 5:48 am
    Keeping tropical fish is more popular than ever before, and it’s not difficult to see why. Not only is fish keeping a truly absorbing hobby, but further today’s advanced tropical fish equipment means that it’s easier than ever before to keep your fish in top condition. On the other hand, the amount of fish-keeping equipment on the market can make it tough to choose “the best”. Aquarium filters and pumps are one of the most complex areas of all, so today we thought we’d examine the pros and cons of the various fish tank filter options. Undergravel Filters As the name would suggest,…
  • How to Crate Train a Dog

    6 Feb 2015 | 5:47 am
    Crate training your dog is one of the most beneficial training exercises around, especially when a new dog enters your home. The reason is simple; a dog crate provides a safe and secure environment for your pet. In situations where you either need to protect your home from your dog, or your dog itself, placing him or her into a crate is one of the most effective strategies. Additionally, in terms of transporting your dog, having a pet that is comfortable and confident in a crate can also be beneficial. For example, if you opt to ship your pet abroad, this will most likely happen in an…
  • How to Heat Your Snake Cage

    6 Feb 2015 | 5:45 am
    One thing which sets reptiles apart from most other pets is their need for artificial heating, especially in the winter time. If a snake gets too cold then it will stop eating and eventually pass away, so getting your snake’s heating requirements right is an essential part of successful snake care. The question then becomes how best to heat a snake cage; after all simply placing your snake vivarium next to a radiator probably isn’t the best idea. What you’ll want instead is a professional reptile heater which will not only run all year long if necessary (many keepers find artificial…
  • What Do Pet Gerbils Eat?

    6 Feb 2015 | 5:43 am
    While they may not match the popularity of the Syrian hamster, gerbils are still very common pets, especially among children. It is hardly difficult to understand why; gerbils are fascinating to watch, typically live longer than hamsters and are far less likely to bite. However what you might not know is just what gerbils will eat. You see, many pet owners opt to simply feed their gerbils a standard seed mix – such as those sold for hamsters in virtually every pet shop in the land. However while these dried seed mixtures certainly have their place, they are far from the be-all and end-all…
  • Pet-Friendly Car Rental in the UK

    16 Jan 2015 | 7:54 am
    As any pet owner will know, finding pet-friendly services can be something of a challenge. Whether that’s a hotel, a park or a shop, these days so many people seem to be anti-dog that finding places where you can take your pet is something of a challenge. Never is this more of a problem than when trying to find dog-friendly car rentals in the UK. Many well-known car rental companies have a blanket ban on pets of any sort, worried about the potential damage to their vehicles or the amount of cleaning required. Even the car rental companies that *do* allow you to transport pets in their…
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    Veterinary Hub

  • Farmina Vet Life – A Review

    Jawad Ahmad
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:50 am
    Day by day, post by post and review after review people around me have start believing that I’m promoter/distributor of Farmina Pet products products. You... The post Farmina Vet Life – A Review appeared first on Veterinary Hub.
  • K&Ns is Celebrating its 50th Year of Success

    Editorial Team
    20 Feb 2015 | 10:38 pm
          History Of K&Ns Pakistan: In January 1964, a young man, Khalil Sattar (Owner of K&Ns), still a college student, had the vision... The post K&Ns is Celebrating its 50th Year of Success appeared first on Veterinary Hub.
  • 2015’s Best Stethoscopes for Veterinarians & Doctors

    Editorial Team
    18 Jan 2015 | 10:24 am
    “A doctor/veterinarian without a stethoscope is like a workman without his tools” — Unknown. If you are searching for the best stethoscope and looking for... The post 2015’s Best Stethoscopes for Veterinarians & Doctors appeared first on Veterinary Hub.
  • Better Mobile Veterinary Services, Another Initiative of Government of Punjab

    Editorial Team
    12 Jan 2015 | 3:40 am
    Punjab Government is starting Mobile Veterinary Services in Punjab district with the help Mobile SMS system for rural areas. Government will provide motorbikes to all veterinary... The post Better Mobile Veterinary Services, Another Initiative of Government of Punjab appeared first on Veterinary Hub.
  • Common Protozoan Diseases in Dogs

    Editorial Team
    6 Jan 2015 | 3:10 am
    Protozoa are one-celled animals that are not visible to the naked eye, but are visible under the microscope. They are usually carried in water. A... The post Common Protozoan Diseases in Dogs appeared first on Veterinary Hub.
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  • Snowshoeing in Black Creek Park

    27 Feb 2015 | 5:08 am
    MyDogLikes MyDogLikes - Dog Product Reviews, Dog Friendly Parks, Dog Friendly Events, Dog Blog It has been a while since we last featured a dog friendly park on the site. Primarily this has to do with the fact, that Rochester, NY seems to have migrated north to become a part of the frozen tundra. With temps steadily below zero, walks have had to be kept brief and the boys have been getting a bit stir crazy. So on a particularly balmy 20 degree day a few weeks back we decided to break out of the house and let the boys do some real exploring.  We headed out to Black Creek Park on the west side…
  • Wordless Wednesday: Feels Good Man!

    24 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    MyDogLikes MyDogLikes - Dog Product Reviews, Dog Friendly Parks, Dog Friendly Events, Dog Blog Think Harley enjoys being pampered? See what happened at the self-wash station and win some shampoo in our  Organic Oscar review!   Thanks to BlogPaws for hosting the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop! The post Wordless Wednesday: Feels Good Man! appeared first on MyDogLikes.
  • No Bones About It – Primal Raw Marrow Bones

    24 Feb 2015 | 6:06 pm
    MyDogLikes MyDogLikes - Dog Product Reviews, Dog Friendly Parks, Dog Friendly Events, Dog Blog Raw feeding may be one of the most talked about, yet least understood topics in the pet industry. While it seems simple on the surface, there’s a lot to learn to make sure that you are providing adequate nutrition for your pets – and doing so safely. Figuring all this out and preparing the food on your own is a lot to take on for most dog owners (us included!) Thankfully, there are easier options available for those who want the benefits of a raw diet, but lack the knowledge or time…
  • Wordless Wednesday: Snarley Harley?

    17 Feb 2015 | 8:59 pm
    MyDogLikes MyDogLikes - Dog Product Reviews, Dog Friendly Parks, Dog Friendly Events, Dog Blog Is Harley being Snarley? No way-He is just showing off his chompers to remind you that it is #DogDentalHealth Month! Be sure to Brush & Chew-Dog Dental Health is up to you! For ideas on how to keep your dog’s mouth healthy, read our post, here Thanks to BlogPaws for hosting the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop! The post Wordless Wednesday: Snarley Harley? appeared first on MyDogLikes.
  • Nothing But The Best:

    17 Feb 2015 | 9:19 am
    MyDogLikes MyDogLikes - Dog Product Reviews, Dog Friendly Parks, Dog Friendly Events, Dog Blog Part of our mission at MyDogLikes is to find great pet products and share them with our readers. After years of frustration with products that weren’t worthy of our boys or didn’t meet our quality standards, we started this site to share our hits (and misses) to help you make well-informed choices for your favorite furry friends. Nothing but the Best Recently, we were contacted by Steve from Doggie Days Boutique. His story is not so different from ours. When he brought home his first dog, Tux,…
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  • Poisonous Dog Food Explained

    15 Feb 2015 | 5:52 am
    Many German Shepherd owners do not look into the food they are feeding their beloved dog. Even when you are in a huge superstore, you need to look into the ingredients of any dog food you buy. There have been more than a couple of instances where a dog was poisoned by the ingredients of a […] The post Poisonous Dog Food Explained appeared first on
  • Optimal Feeding Guidelines For Your German Shepherd Dog

    4 Feb 2015 | 2:34 pm
    A German Shepherd has certain health and physical requirements that can be met with the help of high-quality food. GSDs are strong, athletic, and active dogs. They love physical exercise and stay active most of the time. Due to their energetic nature, these dogs require a power-packed diet. If you want your GS to be healthy, […] The post Optimal Feeding Guidelines For Your German Shepherd Dog appeared first on
  • How To Groom a German Shepherd Dog – 5 Simple Steps

    28 Jan 2015 | 1:06 pm
    Every dog has particular grooming requirements that need to be met. A happy dog is one that is being groomed on a weekly basis. Many German Shepherd owners adopt the wrong techniques to keep their dogs clean. To get a clearer picture, keep on reading. Why is Grooming Important for a GSD A GSD is a double-coated […] The post How To Groom a German Shepherd Dog – 5 Simple Steps appeared first on
  • 6 Best Exercising Tips for Your German Shepherd

    23 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    German Shepherds are high-spirited dogs. They are active, full of vigor, and extremely intelligent. In many parts of the world, these dogs are used as sheepherders. This means they protect the herd of sheep from the eyes of predators. These dogs are full of life and that’s why they require ample physical exercise and play […] The post 6 Best Exercising Tips for Your German Shepherd appeared first on
  • What Are The Best Vegetable and Fruit Treats For Your GSD

    22 Jan 2015 | 11:10 am
    Whenever your GS behaves well, you offer it a delicious treat. However, there is a lot to think about before giving too many treats to your dog. Many people like to give treats to their dogs to reward them for good behavior. This reward system usually peaks during a German Shepherd’s training as a puppy. […] The post What Are The Best Vegetable and Fruit Treats For Your GSD appeared first on
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  • How much food should I feed my dog?

    28 Feb 2015 | 12:52 pm
    The goal is a happy and healthy dog.  To achieve that goal, you want your dog to be a healthy weight.  That means not too skinny but also not too fat. So, how much should you feed your dog? The amount of food you give your dog depends on the dog’s size and activity level. You can start by having a look at the guide provided on dog food packages. Start at the low end of this guideline as they’re often overestimated. Monitor your dog’s hunger levels and weight and adjust his portions accordingly. It’s best to feed your dog the same type of food and same brand every day. Dogs digestive…
  • How To Socialize A Puppy

    26 Feb 2015 | 3:04 pm
    To help grow your puppy into a confident and happy dog that is relaxed in our modern human society, you need to socialize him. Socialization means you expose your puppy to a range of new experiences, including other animals, people, noises, sights, smells, and different environments. It’s very important to make each experience a pleasant one as you don’t want your puppy to develop phobias. It’s very important to make each experience a pleasant one as you don’t want your puppy to…Click To Tweet A dog that is not socialized well, may react in a frightened or aggressive way when…
  • Time Spent With Cats is Never Wasted. – Sigmund Freud [quote]

    24 Feb 2015 | 5:01 pm
    The post Time Spent With Cats is Never Wasted. – Sigmund Freud [quote] appeared first on TailSmart.
  • Is Hulk the Biggest Dog You’ve Ever Seen?

    23 Feb 2015 | 4:56 pm
    I’ve seen some big dogs in my day.  When I was 8 there was a pair of Irish Wolfhounds in town that you’d occasionally see being walked around town.  Those were big dogs.  The Hulk.. well.. he’s a different kind of big.  He’s the kind of big that if I ever saw him off leash I’d be concerned.  Actually, leash or no leash, I’d be concerned.  I love pets but seriously the Hulk is ridiculously massive.  At 17 months old he weighs about 35 pounds less than me.  That’s not right.  The days or our canine overlords cometh. Is the Hulk the biggest dog…
  • How to Potty Train a Kitten

    22 Feb 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Cats have a strong evolutionary relationship with their bathroom business. You see healthy cats use their waste as a territorial marker. Through the years they’ve learned that leaving their waste exposed, due to the pheromones that are present, is an excellent means of communicating with other feline locals their dominance or domain over a certain geographical area. Along with this display of dominance comes the understanding that to bury and clean up ones waste is a great way to communicate “Hey, I really gotta go here. I’m not challenging you in any way and I don’t…
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  • Can Dogs Eat Marshmallows?

    Carlotta Cooper
    28 Feb 2015 | 6:27 pm
    Dogs will often eat anything they can reach. Add the fact that many dogs have a sweet tooth, and you may discover that your dog likes marshmallows. However, should you give your dog marshmallows? Are they a safe treat? Are Marshmallows Good or Bad for Dogs? Marshmallows probably aren’t going to be on anyone’s list […] The post Can Dogs Eat Marshmallows? appeared first on pawster.
  • Can Dogs Eat Bell Peppers?

    Carlotta Cooper
    28 Feb 2015 | 6:09 pm
    You may be surprised to learn that many dogs love bell peppers – green, red, yellow, the color doesn’t matter to your dog. They love sweet peppers. But, are they safe for your dog to eat? Are Bell Peppers Good or Bad for Dogs?  Bell peppers are perfectly safe for your dog to eat. If […] The post Can Dogs Eat Bell Peppers? appeared first on pawster.
  • Can Dogs Eat Kale?

    Carlotta Cooper
    28 Feb 2015 | 5:52 pm
    People have become more aware of kale in the last few years. It’s from the same species as broccoli, cauliflower, and brussels sprouts. Before the modern era, it was extremely common in Europe. Today it is popular with many people who diet. Is Kale Good or Bad for Dogs? If your dog likes leafy greens […] The post Can Dogs Eat Kale? appeared first on pawster.
  • Doggie Day Care: Is It Right for Your Dog?

    Paris and John Permenter
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Has the winter weather put a crimp in your outdoor fun with your dog? Are both of you getting cabin fever? If so, a day of doggie day care may be just the answer. Dog day care is similar to day care for children: it offers supervised play, meals, and naptime while you are at […] The post Doggie Day Care: Is It Right for Your Dog? appeared first on pawster.
  • Preparing Information for Your Pet Sitter

    Paris and John Permenter
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:51 am
     Are you starting to make spring break plans? If your spring getaway doesn’t include your dog, you may be relying on the services of a pet sitter to care for your dog in the comfort of your home. Pet sitters can be a great option for dogs who would prefer to remain at home rather […] The post Preparing Information for Your Pet Sitter appeared first on pawster.
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    Big Barker Blog

  • Maine Dog Hero In Thwarting Gas Station Robbery

    27 Feb 2015 | 2:36 pm
    Take a look at this story of a Maine dog who’s a hero after thwarting a would-be robber at a gas station. The dog leapt into action after he sensed the threat to his master, and well…the result is great! Read the full article here: Dog bites would-be robber in Maine gas station
  • Puppy Picasso!

    27 Feb 2015 | 2:24 pm
    Here’s a great story of Newman, a rescue dog who has taken up painting! Yup, that’s right…painting. And he even has a page on Etsy to sell his masterpieces. Proceeds from his sales are going right back to the animal shelter in support of the work they do. Take a look at this budding doggy Dalí. Read the full article here: Dog takes up painting, work sold online
  • Transformation For a Wonderful, Loving Dog

    27 Feb 2015 | 2:16 pm
      Grounds & Hounds is a great company who do a lot of good work with dog adoptions and shelters. One thing I love about them is how they like to highlight transformation stories. Oftentimes, in their line of work, they will come across dogs who have either been mistreated, abused, neglected or simply injured through accident. When they do, they do their best to help these dogs recover and enjoy a full life with a loving family. Better than all of this, they love to share these stories on their blog and show people the wonderful progress these dogs have made. It’s wonderful to…
  • Dog Dancing Competition

    26 Feb 2015 | 3:16 pm
        Well this is one I haven’t heard of before. The Dogdancing Championships. If we can teach them to sit and to come, why not teach them to waltz. Take a look at this fun, interesting, and…well, a bit weird video of the dogs of the Dogdancing Championship Competition.   Watch:Dogdancing World Championships      
  • Cesar’s New Show Premiere’s This Friday

    25 Feb 2015 | 9:32 am
    If you have some time and would like to check it out, Cesar Millan’s new show, Rescue 911, will be premiering this Friday on Nat Geo WILD. The show is set to air at 9/8c and looks to be an interesting watch for those who enjoy his training techniques. Take a look and let us know what you think. Read the full article here: Cesar911 Premiers This Friday
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