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  • 5 Reasons Senior Pets are the Best!

    VetDepot Blog
    VetDepot
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:27 pm
    If you’re the proud pet parent of a senior cat or dog, you already know how lucky you are. The love, loyalty, and wisdom of a super senior is sure to fill the hearts of any family. Whether you already have a four-legged senior best friend or are thinking about adopting an older animal, don’t miss these 5 reminders why senior pets are the best! 1. They’re totally willing to show younger feline or canine companions the ropes: If you have younger pets in the house, seniors are good at stepping up and being a good example. 2. They’re content sleeping in with you: Nothing’s better than a…
  • Go On An Adventure With Your Dog

    Something Wagging This Way Comes
    Pamela
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:53 am
    It may not surprise you that I think every person should go on an adventure with her dog. But just what is an adventure anyway? And can every person take one? Adventuring With Dogs Everything is better with dogs. Okay maybe there are one or two things better without dogs. But dogs do bring an awful […]
  • Tips for Successful Dog Training

    Beverly Hills 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 ›
  • Welcoming a New Pet

    DogTipper
    Paris Permenter & John Bigley
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    There’s no doubt that one of the most joyous times in a pet parent’s life is the day you add a member to your furry family. We have such fond memories of the adoption days of Irie and... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
  • Calling All Puppy Owners!

    Dog News
    Ryan O'Meara
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:09 am
    A group of animal welfare organisations have joined forces to end puppy farming and have launched The Great British Puppy Survey. Created by Naturewatch Foundation, Canine Action UK, The Karlton Index, PupAid, C.A.R.I.A.D. and Hidden In-Sight, it is believed to be the most comprehensive puppy buying survey ever launched in the UK. With puppy farming […]Calling All Puppy Owners! is a post from: Dog News
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    PetsitUSA Blog

  • South Jersey’s 2nd Annual Pet Wellness Symposium

    Ryan
    15 Apr 2015 | 8:02 pm
    Event     South Jerseys 2nd Annual Pet Wellness Symposium DateApril 18, 2015 Location   Palmyra Community Center; 30 W. Broad St., Palmyra, NJ 08065 Organizer / Host: Lori Genstein, I’ve Got the ‘Scoop’!, LLC Number of Attendees 100 (Approximate) PurposeFundraiser & Educational Pet Wellness Symposium – Annual Community Event Goal Veterinarians and pet experts present lectures and spend the afternoon with pet parents, professionals and animal lovers, raising awareness to the benefits of wellness and holistic care, natural therapeutic options, appropriate nutrition and…
  • Welcome New Pet Sitters

    Ryan
    9 Apr 2015 | 5:23 pm
    Welcome to new pet sitters!  Don’t forget the discount to www.petsitllc.com!  Also, we’ll soon be bringing back PocketSuite for online booking!  Online booking isn’t for everyone, so we decided to make it an option, instead of appearing on every listing for pet sitters.  We hope you will take advantage of the option when it returns!
  • March Reminder Emails

    Ryan
    24 Mar 2015 | 2:17 pm
    We’re sorry for the confusion about March reminder emails.  Some pet sitters that had already renewed their membership received the 7-day reminder.  It was the result of an update of the membership system, but it has been corrected.  If you received one, and had already renewed your membership, just ignore it!  Thanks!
  • Pet Food Recall: Primal Pet Food Cat Food

    Ryan
    17 Mar 2015 | 5:35 pm
    Primal Pet Food has voluntarily recalled a single lot of raw frozen cat food.  The official press release by the FDA is below, and it can be found here.  PetistUSA first saw news of this recall at Truth About Pet Food. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE– March 13, 2015 – Primal Pet Foods is voluntarily recalling a single batch production code of Feline Turkey Raw Frozen Formula 3-pound bag. FDA tested product in response to a single consumer complaint. Primal Pet Foods was alerted by FDA that the testing of two bags of this lot resulted in a low thiamine level. Neither FDA nor Primal have received…
  • NINJA KITTIES! By: Team Goo’s Dillon Piper

    Ryan
    12 Mar 2015 | 6:05 pm
    Here’s a blog from Lucy Goo Pet Sitting! Team Goo’s Dillon Piper Cats are one of the most mysterious house hold pets we have come to know. From their sandpaper tongues, lighting fast speed, incredible flexibility, and intelligent minds, cats prompt a list of questions from many pet owners. Lucy Goo Petsitting is here to help you with some of your questions, and figure out some of the “whys” and “hows” of our feline friends. Kitty… how do you fall upside down and land on your feet… ALL THE TIME?!?!?!?!?!? A cat’s lack of a collar bone and a very loose jointed flexible…
 
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    The Pet Blog Lady - Celebrating Our Pets

  • Welcome to Greys’Land – A Halfway House for Ex-racers

    The Pet Blog Lady
    25 Apr 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Guest Contributor: Valerie Greene Atlanta’s oldest greyhound adoption center burnt to the ground last year. A fire tore through the back building of Carl Viener’s home, where for over thirty years, more than 5,400 retired racing greyhounds have found homes. Only six greys were on the premises when flames started and, thankfully, none were hurt. Within eleven days of the fire, the greyhound community - breeding and training farms, racing kennels and racetracks, Greyhound adoption groups around the country, and Greyhound owners everywhere – came together and raised $48,000 through an…
  • Guess What Pet Name has Increased in Popularity 269%?

    The Pet Blog Lady
    22 Apr 2015 | 6:58 pm
     (Photo credit:  Disney) The pet name Elsa has increased in popularity by 269% from 2013 to 2014 according to statistics collected by Animal Friends Insurance. This dramatic rise has taken Elsa up to number 38 for most popular pet name in 2014. This rise is likely to have been caused by the release of children’s film Frozen in 2013, paired with the fact that in a recent survey of our members 86% of parents allow their children to name their family pet. This can also be seen as the most popular multi-pet pairing is Charlie and Lola. After the huge success of Frozen, Disney have officially…
  • Dogs Saving Dogs - College Students Give Back with Business

    The Pet Blog Lady
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:53 pm
        (Keith, Olaf and Declan)     Most college students spend their time concerned with everyday things: how to study for tests, what they will have for dinner, or how soon they can go out with their friends again. But for two University of Notre Dame students, their biggest concern is finding a way to help save the thousands of dogs that are unnecessarily euthanized each year.     Meet Declan Feeley and Keith Wertsching, the founders of Dogs Saving Dogs. Dogs Saving Dogs sells high quality, locally engraved jewelry, of which the two students donate 50% of the profits directly…
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    Terrierman's Daily Dose

  • Terrier Work, Part 7 -- Early Organized Terrier Work

    PBurns
    25 Apr 2015 | 11:30 pm
    As the 19th Century closed, more terrier breeds were added to the Kennel Club roster The Bedlington Terrier, the Fox Terrier and the Dandie Dinmont had been recognized by the Kennel Club since 1873. The Yorkshire Terrier was designated a breed by the Kennel Club in 1886 (formerly it was a type of Scotch Terrier), as was the Welsh Terrier. The West Highland White Terrier was recognized by the Kennel Club in 1907, the Sealyham Terrier in 1910, the Cairn Terrier in 1912. In 1920 the Border Terrier was accepted at Kennel Club shows, the same year as the Kerry Blue. The Lakeland was embraced in…
  • Terrier Work, Part 6 --The Rise of Animal Rights Rhetoric

    PBurns
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:30 pm
    At the same time that dog shows were roaring into fashion in Victorian England, another movement was beginning to take hold. This movement began with a push to improve the plight of farm stock and cart horses, but was quickly overtaken by those eager to push past the concerns of basic animal welfare in order to strike a blow at the less educated masses coming into cities and towns.From the beginning the animal rights movement blurred the line between animal welfare and class warfare. Sensible concerns about the plight of animals kept by the poor were mixed with disdain for the rural poor…
  • The Armenian Genocide by Turks - 100 Years Ago

    PBurns
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:49 am
    This is the day the Armenian community marks as the one hundredth anniversary of the beginning of the first genocide of the twentieth century.As the Ottoman Empire collapsed, and Turkey began to form as a nation, Turks killed off between a million and a million and a half Armenians.The genocide was accomplished through the organized wholesale killing of able-bodied men and boys, followed by the deportation of women, children, the elderly and infirm on death marches to the Syrian desert. During the drive, deportees were deprived of food and water and subjected to robbery, rape, and…
  • Fish On Friday

    PBurns
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    Brown pelicans hammer a school of fish. This is an Ocean Sunfish or Mola Mola. These slow-moving giants weighover a ton, on average, and lay more eggs than any other fish in the world -- up to 300,000,000 at a time.From: Terrierman's Daily Dose To order the book. web site.
  • The Proclaimers :: 'Let’s Hear It For The Dogs’

    PBurns
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:30 am
    The Proclaimers release their 10th studio album on April 27th.  It's entitled 'Let’s Hear It For The Dogs’ (Cooking Vinyl).  An oldy, but a goody, is appended below.From: Terrierman's Daily Dose To order the book. web site.
 
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    Celebrity Dog Watcher - Digging up Celebrity Dog News - Arf!

  • John Legend: “All of Me” Bulldog Wedding Video

    kevin
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:07 am
    John Legend made this awesome music video for “All of Me” featuring his two dogs; a bulldog and french bulldog named Putty & Pippa. So, why did John put his bulldogs in a wedding dress and tuxedo? Don’t worry, he didn’t go insane. (Although he does admit to being “out of his mind” in the song. Actually, he and his wife, Chrissy Teigen made this video for charity. Watch the video, and you can enter a contest for the chance to have John Legend sing at your own wedding or event! Never knew he and his wife were so funny! (nice comedic timing, too) Anyway,…
  • Fun “Hello My Name Is” Custom Dog Tags: Shutterfly

    kevin
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:47 am
    actually very helpful! Fun “Hello My Name Is” Dog Tags: (available from Shutterfly) It was just a few nights ago that I was filling out my “Hello My Name Is” sticker at my son’s “back to school” night. At first it seems silly to be filling out one of these and sticking it to my shirt, but they are so useful! How else am I going to remember the names of parents that I see twice a year? Not to mention, these were probably a god-send to the poor teacher who had to mingle with 50 parents that night! Origin of the “Hello My Name Is” Stickers…
  • Dogs Stung By Bees: Go Ahead & Laugh (But, You’re Going to Hell!)

    kevin
    19 Jan 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Mmm… bees! (DOH!) Did you ever laugh at something that made you feel like you’re going to hell? That’s how I feel right now. These poor dogs snapped at bees and got stung. (And now look like sock monkeys) As far as I know, they all seemed to recover well after a trip to the vet, and their owners were calm enough to snap priceless photos. What to do if your dog gets stung by a bee If it’s possible to get the stinger out, that will help your dog a lot. Use a tweezers to grab it, or a credit card to scrape it out, but try not to break the stinger, and make things worse.
  • Miley Cyrus’ Prison-Quality Dog Tattoo: I Just Spit Out My Coffee

    kevin
    7 Jul 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Miley Cyrus Gets a Prison-Quality Tattoo of her dog – That crazy Miley is at it again with another questionable decision, this time getting a poor-quality tattoo of her late dog, Floyd under her left arm. (Floyd was unfortunately killed by a coyote a few weeks ago) Yes, it says, “With a little help from my fwends” You know, everyone with a facebook account is going to rant about this, so I really don’t know what else to say. I usually try to give celebrities the benefit of the doubt, as the internet is always full of haters, but this is just so bad. Apparently she got…
  • Lady Gaga & Her French Bulldog, Asia

    kevin
    10 Jun 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Lady Gaga’s Dog: A French Bulldog Named, Asia: “It doesn’t matter if you love him, or capital H-I-M Just put your paws up ’cause you were born this way, baby” - Lady Gaga, Born This Way Not sure if Lady Gaga was inspired by her female French Bulldog puppy, Asia, when she wrote that song, but I guess it’s possible. Anyway, she describes her intense love for the dog as “an illness,” so I guess you could say she’s a “dog person.” In case you aren’t tired of celebrity selfies yet, here’s one that she took of herself and…
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    The Scoop | The Scoop

  • Hungarian Short Film Makes Powerful Statement About Abandoned Children and Pets

    24 Apr 2015 | 10:50 am
    The video below is very powerful, but also very intense. Just a warning: Brace yourself if you decide to watch it. Produced by Zoetis, a Hungarian company that sells medicines for livestock and pets, the film, "Gift," makes a statement both about abandoned children and abandoned pets. Without words, it tells the story of a family that adopts a redheaded girl and brings her into their home. As time goes on, she starts to seem less adorable and more ... bothersome. She gets in fights with the older daughter, bothers the father while he's working on the computer, and messes up one of the rooms…
  • Look at This Dog With a Square Head

    23 Apr 2015 | 10:30 am
    At Dogster, we don't shy away from stories of extreme grooming, because that gives us a chance to show you this picture:  Share this image Via Paul Nathan's book, Groomed. That's a dog in there. Only one. And a little man.   But now a new trend has developed in Taiwan where people are foregoing the wild and the fanciful and the little man on the thigh for the pure, the refined, the elemental -- the geometric.  Would you just look at this dog:  Share this image That right there is a dog with a square head. And if you thought that was the only dog with a square head…
  • Here's a Man With a Mission: To Name Dogs and Buy Kickstarter

    23 Apr 2015 | 10:20 am
    While Kickstarter and its crowdfunding cousins have helped launch a lot of interesting projects that might otherwise have languished in oblivion, they've also provided a platform for the weird and the wasteful. The most infamous example of the latter happened last September, when Ohio resident Zack Brown managed to raise $55,000 to make a potato salad. Brown's Kickstarter began as a joke, but the really weird ones aren't joking. Aaron Schlechter seems to be trying to raise the bar on absurd crowdfunding projects. Schlechter thinks that he has a gift for naming dogs. He also thinks that a lot…
  • Dog Drives Tractor Onto Scotland Highway, Causing Chaos and Twitter Jokes

    22 Apr 2015 | 10:30 am
    I learned how to drive a tractor before I could drive a car. Back when I was in my teens, I spent a couple of summers working for my grandfather in Ohio, doing a combination of stuff for his electrical contracting business and odd jobs on the 60 acres of land surrounding his house. When I finally got a VW Bug of my own years later, I knew how to use a manual transmission from my time hauling batches of copper cable and mowing large tracts of land. Share this image Sheep dog with flock in field by Shutterstock. All of which is to say, I have a certain affinity for the dog who made worldwide…
  • Paris Hilton's Dog Tinkerbell Dies at Age 14

    22 Apr 2015 | 9:05 am
    Of all the things Paris Hilton has given the world -- The Simple Life, the phrase "That's hot," a companion for Nicole Ritchie -- none has proved more enduring than the sudden social acceptability of a young woman carrying a little dog around all day in a very expensive handbag.   That dog was Tinkerbell, and she was a mighty Chihuahua, able to withstand the pop of paparazzi flashbulbs, the company of Young Hollywood, and the misty clouds of Paris Hilton by Paris Hilton for Women, the perfume, with equal grace.  Alas, the little dog has died at age 14. Hilton shared the news…
 
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    Scratchings-and-Sniffings

  • What Do YOU Want To Be When You Grow UP?

    Yvonne DiVita
    25 Apr 2015 | 6:16 am
    Life is short. Are you doing what you want to do? This woman is. I woke this morning feeling worn out - glad that it's Saturday. But, Saturday is not the same for folks like me. Saturday is another day to work, to share, to pursue important ideas... that will help an animal somewhere. Maybe more than one. It can be tiring, but the reward is phenomenal! How glad am I that I get to be part of it all! This video from Proud Spirit Horse Sanctuary lifted my spirits immediately. The good people of this world, who are working to save all animals, everywhere, deserve more help, more support, and more…
  • 10 Ways To Share the Human Animal Bond Message

    Yvonne DiVita
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:57 am
    The human animal bond as defined below, a definition I discovered on The Farley Foundation site, is such a critical part of the human experience, IMBO (in my brazen opinion, why be humble?), it's something we should share daily, I think. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) defines the human-animal bond as: “A mutually beneficial and dynamic relationship between people and animals that is influenced by behaviors that are essential to the health and well-being of both. This includes, but is not limited to, emotional, psychological, and physical interactions of people, animals,…
  • Earth Day: Dogs in Love: Best Planet in the Universe

    Yvonne DiVita
    22 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Wordless Wednesday falls on Earth Day, this year. How fitting is that? Caught our dogs cuddling...as they basked in the sunshine. How cool is that? Enjoy. Waiting for someone to open the door.
  • BlogPaws Going Green! Join Us Here!

    Yvonne DiVita
    21 Apr 2015 | 11:45 am
    eco cycle zero waste Many of my pet peeps are as interested in the environment as I am. Especially those at BlogPaws. We're a green group of people, not only because it's NECESSARY but because it's proper. People who are regular readers of this blog understand my purpose - to share and support the concept of the human-animal bond and all that it does for us. Without these precious creatures, humanity would live a life without true love. Admit it - your pets love you unconditionally and because of that, they offer the only true love there is in the world.  Given the necessity of animals in…
  • It's a Blog Hop Wordless Wednesday!

    Yvonne DiVita
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:24 am
    Over at BlogPaws, we hold a #WW Blog Hop every week. You don't have to be a community member to join in, you just have to post pictures (that link to your blog) relevant to the subject of the week. We're in small pet appreciation month right now, but we're also gearing up for the BIG conference in Nashville, which is only 43 days away so I hope you've got your registration by now! We can only admit so many and if you get everything else (room and airfare) but have not registered... well, that could be interesting. My post today is also for #ThrowbackThursday . Here's my granddaughter,…
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    The Poodle (and Dog) Blog

  • Fake police trick man into giving them his dog

    Jan
    26 Apr 2015 | 8:37 am
    This is a story that is equally weird and terrible. In the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, two women posing as Los Angeles Police Department officers dressed in uniform, went to the home of Cesar Aguila claiming to have received multiple complaints that the man was starving Fannie, his 2-year-old dog. They had a flyer to show him. They claimed they needed to take the dog in to check for signs of abuse or...
  • Why babies have big eyes

    Jan
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:17 am
    I asked my son several years ago if he knew why babies have big eyes. “To keep their parents from killing them.” Not exactly the answer I had in mind, but not a wrong answer either. Adults are hard wired to be loving and protective toward creatures we perceive as cute, no matter how self-centered and demanding they are or how sleep deprived they make us. Cute is a round head, tiny nose, rosebud lips...
  • The sky is falling, the wolf is coming and other predictions from 1970

    Jan
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:55 am
    These are some of the predictions made on Earth Day, 45 years ago by the highly respected scientists of the day. “It is already too late to avoid mass starvation.” • Denis Hayes, chief organizer for Earth Day “The world has been chilling sharply for about twenty years. If present trends continue, the world will be about four degrees colder for the global mean temperature in 1990, but eleven degrees colder in the year 2000....
  • Missing Iditarod sled dog found

    Jan
    22 Apr 2015 | 9:26 am
    Photo by United Protestant Presbyterian Church Huskies are bred and born to run. That’s what they love. That’s why it is important to keep them tethered and contained, whether they are Iditarod racing dogs in Alaska or blog writing dogs in Pennsylvania. When Iditarod dogs escape, which is rare, all of Alaska helps to find them. Sarabi, a sled dog that escaped from a handler in Anchorage after being dropped from musher Laura Allaway’s team,...
  • Marriage proposal from a dog's point of view

    Jan
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:09 pm
    We have only begun to see the moments that can be captured by a dog wearing a Go-Pro camera. When Kurt Gies proposed to his girlfriend Amanda Wiseman on a deserted beach earlier this month, he strapped a Go-Pro camera to Roo’s back to capture the lovely and memorable moment. She said "yes." And Roo for the most part was a pro as she shot the footage…no zoomies, no licking her nether regions…
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    The Healing Art of Pet Parenthood: THE BLOG

  • THE TRUTH ABOUT HEALING ANY DISEASE

    13 Apr 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Yes, yes, yes, yes, YES!!!This is true for every body, be it human, canine or feline!!!
  • YOUR DOG CAN HEAL FROM CANCER LIKE MINE DID...

    20 Jan 2015 | 10:15 am
    ...without chemo, radiation or amputation. Not only did she survive after being given 6-weeks to live, but within 4 months of purely holistic support, her body's own natural healing response reversed the disease and she thrived cancer-free to the age of 19.In this true story, The Healing Art of Pet Parenthood, which reads like a novel, you will find out all the things I did and the changes I made to support Button's body in healing itself! You will come to understand how you are NOT powerless against cancer, and of the many easy things you can do to prevent your pet from ever developing…
  • HAPPY HOLIDAYS 2014

    22 Dec 2014 | 10:56 pm
    The Healing Art of Pet Parenthood is a true, engaging story that reads like a novel. This book can serve as a wonderful bridge for those interested in the real meaning of holistic healing. It offers you a direct experience of the benefits of removing the cause of a disease rather than fighting a disease -- supporting the body in healing itself rather than symptom-treating.  You can purchase the book on Amazon or in pdf form by scrolling down the left column of this page.It's sure to be a treasured gift for every pet parent in your life.  Wishing you and yours vibrant health and…
  • FIREWORKS: START HELPING YOUR DOG/S TODAY!

    1 Jul 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Throughout her 4-month "clear/cleanse/build" protocol, which enabled her body to heal itself from cancer, I gave Buttons many different Bach Flower Remedies. They work by clearing trauma from the energetic/emotional body. They produced clear, dramatic improvements in her behavior and well-being. When we lived in more urban areas, I always gave her the Bach Flower Remedy, Rescue Remedy to avoid fireworks fear/trauma. Beginning a few days before the 4th, I'd put about 15 drops daily added to her water bowl. Starting the morning of the 4th, I'd put a water-diluted dropperfull directly into…
  • ONE DEVOTED PET PARENT'S STORY

    6 Jun 2014 | 6:21 pm
    It is always thrilling for me to work with really open-minded, devoted pet parents. I received this Facebook post from Christine Mooney. We did a phone consultation 2 weeks ago after she found out about me "by chance" while searching for help online. I am sharing this here with her (and "Mica's") permission."For all the devoted pet parents I know, I wanted to share something today.As some may know, Tom and I find ourselves facing cancer in our third dog now in our 14 years of dog parenting together. After drastically changing so many things, mainly how we feed them-- and ourselves--- with all…
 
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    Raise a Green Dog!

  • Clean your home the safe way for the health of your dog!

    Johann The Dog
    19 Apr 2015 | 4:25 pm
    Thank goodness it's finally Spring! I love spring...the fresh air from the open window, the warm sunshine streaming into the home; and of course spending time in the great outdoors hiking, playing and exploring. Spring is a wonderful time to get out all the cobwebs, dust bunnies and gunk from the ceiling to the floor inside your home. But did you know that many of the chemical based household Click on the title to read more!
  • Lumber Liquidators' Chinese-made laminate flooring may be dangerous for your dog.

    Johann The Dog
    6 Apr 2015 | 4:50 am
    Early in March, an investigative report by 60 Minutes found that Lumber Liquidators' Chinese-made laminate flooring contains amounts of toxic formaldehyde that may not meet health and safety standards. According to the report, through independent testing... "laminate flooring from Home Depot and Lowes had acceptable levels of formaldehyde, as did Lumber Liquidators American-made laminates, Click on the title to read more!
  • A healthier, greener, organic lawn for a healthier dog!

    Johann The Dog
    29 Mar 2015 | 4:14 pm
    There are few things better than watching a dog romp in their wonderful lush green lawn, playing, chasing, herding and enjoying the great outdoors. But what is the cost of that lush green chemically treated lawn? To some dogs it may mean risking their health. Over the years several organizations have provided invaluable research and information that shows chemical exposures to a variety of lawn Click on the title to read more!
  • Join us tonight for Earth Hour!

    Johann The Dog
    28 Mar 2015 | 7:19 am
    Tonight is a special night! At 8:30 PM tonight, wherever you are, it's Earth Hour, a wonderful time to take one hour, turn off the lights, and take time to join millions of people in uniting to protect our planet. Earth Hour is a worldwide grassroots movement and is organised by WWF. Engaging a massive mainstream community on a broad range of environmental issues, Earth Hour was famously Click on the title to read more!
  • Top tips to help dogs live in harmony with wildlife.

    Johann The Dog
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:01 am
    It's Spring, finally! With Spring many of you, like us, are getting out and enjoying the nice weather, taking longer walks and hikes. It's great to get out there and enjoy nature again after a long Winter. But while you are out enjoying the nice weather, so are the critters that live around your home, and frequent the areas where you hike and walk your dog. We live in the mountains of North Click on the title to read more!
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    Lifestyle | Lifestyle

  • Breed Fads Are Bad for Dogs. Just Look at the Tibetan Mastiff

    24 Apr 2015 | 9:30 am
    From Lassie to Rin Tin Tin, Frank the Pug to Beethoven the Saint Bernard, dogs in popular culture have always had a way of capturing the public’s imagination. Thanks to starring roles in Hollywood movies, their affiliations with certain celebrities, or their images as status symbols, breeds such as Poodles, Dalmatians, Cairn Terriers, Chihuahuas, and Jack Russell Terriers have all done their time as pop culture fads. But for purebred dog breeds, being popular is often not a good thing. For the Tibetan Mastiff in China, it’s been a curse. Share this image Tibetan Mastiff by…
  • Can Dogs Get Hairballs?

    24 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    Can dogs get hairballs? The question, I admit, seems strange. Surely, hairballs afflict cats and cats alone? While they are rare, dog hairballs do appear occasionally, and for a variety of reasons. Indeed, a number of hirsute and fur-bearing creatures -- most notably cats, but also cows, ferrets, rabbits, and even humans -- can and do develop hairballs. And pre-modern and early-modern human cultures believed that hairballs, along with many other stone-like formations expelled by bodies, had magical or medicinal properties. Share this image Hairball from black dog by Shutterstock. These days,…
  • Dog Treat Recipe of the Month: Kira’s Savory Birthday Cupcakes!

    23 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    I am terrible with birthdays. If I have ever sent you a birthday card on time, it’s only because social media reminded me to. It’s not personal; I just don’t have a brain that remembers dates very well. It took me three years of dating to remember my now-husband’s day of birth. (His is the day before Mick Jagger’s, and I kept mixing the two up. To be fair, I've been a fan of Mick Jagger much longer than I've been a fan of my husband.) Given my shortcomings in the area, I’m always surprised when people manage to not only remember their pet's birthday, but remember it far enough in…
  • Do People Make Assumptions About Your Dog Because of His Appearance?

    22 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    As a writer for Dogster, I regularly post photos of my Pit Bull, and they regularly come under public scrutiny. Axle has been called too thin, too large, too close to a cat, and even sad looking. I brush most of these off, as everyone has an opinion and none of them are causing any actual damage. I had to draw the line, though, when someone took photos from my personal Facebook page and shared them in a notorious anti-Pit Bull forum. One photo in particular was posted with the question, "Does this dog look comfortable?" I was also accused of "forcing my kid onto my dog," as his ears "clearly…
  • 5 Things You Can Do to Help End Animal Abuse

    21 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    It's incredibly hard for most pet parents to understand why people would intentionally hurt their own dogs. Why would people go out of their way to inflict pain on their pets or to allow suffering through negligence? Although conditions for companion animals have greatly improved over the last few decades, especially in Western societies, there are still many people who view dogs the old-fashioned way: as property. These individuals typically don't recognize pets as sentient beings capable of having emotions, only as objects they have the right to do with as they wish. And sometimes, that…
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    A Humane Nation

  • Factory Farming Incubating Bird Flu, Compounding Misery

    Wayne Pacelle
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:46 am
    The bird flu outbreak is an opportunity to stop and think whether we really want to continue allowing the poultry industry to exploit animals in this way. Photo by iStockphotoBird flu has infiltrated some of the nation’s poultry flocks, leaving behind illness and death in its wake and an animal health crisis so severe that Minnesota’s governor has declared a state of emergency. Federal and state officials, in an effort to contain its spread, are “depopulating” hens and turkeys by the millions. As is typical with the factory farming industry, there’s been little thought of the…
  • The HSUS’ 2014 Annual Report: Transforming the World for Animals

    Wayne Pacelle
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:27 pm
    At our urging, the New York and New Jersey legislatures banned the sale of ivory—the first state laws of their kind. Photo by AlamyToday, we officially release our 2014 annual report, in print and electronic form. I hope you’ll read and take pride in the progress we are making across such a wide range of problem areas. Below, I’ve reproduced most of my President’s essay in the report to give you a flavor of our biggest accomplishments for last year. In every area where we invested resources, we made pretty remarkable progress. I’m proud to note that thanks to you, we grew our…
  • Remember, There’s Only One Earth

    Wayne Pacelle
    22 Apr 2015 | 2:08 pm
    You can create a humane habitat for your wild neighbors just about anywhere, from an apartment balcony to a suburban yard or a community park. Photo by Kathy Milani/The HSUSEarth Day is a reminder for all of us that we humans, and all animals, depend on a healthy planet to survive. While we have the capacity to damage and destroy the planet and the life that it and the sun sustain, we also have the power to heal wounds and save animals and the land and water. In celebration of Earth Day, I offer some reminders on daily actions we can all take to help out. Eat with a conscience. Industrialized…
  • In Long Campaign, Tennessee Finally Combats Cockfighting

    Wayne Pacelle
    21 Apr 2015 | 11:48 am
    A weakened cockfighting law in Tennessee had left state and local law enforcement with mere $50 penalties for people who attend the fights, and no penalties at all for people who bring kids to these spectacles of violence and illegal gambling. Photo by Alex Gallardo/The HSUSBy commanding votes, of 90–2 in the House and 24–1 in the Senate, Tennessee lawmakers last night placed a bill on Governor Bill Haslam’s desk to crack down on the horrid practice of animal fighting, by making it a class A misdemeanor to attend a fight or to bring a child to one. Those lopsided votes, along with the…
  • Monkey Business at Labs and Roadside Zoos Must End

    Wayne Pacelle
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:50 am
    At a roadside attraction in Collins, Miss., we found a monkey living alone in a barren enclosure, pacing incessantly due to boredom and anxiety. Photo by Kathy Milani/The HSUSThe HSUS’ undercover investigations have revealed primates in psychological distress at research facilities and roadside zoos, and it’s time to do something comprehensive about the problem. Today, we submitted a legal petition to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) asking the agency to provide regulatory guidance directing research facilities, exhibitors, and dealers that breed and use primates on how the…
 
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  • Black and White Sunday: Tugging fun!

    Johann The Dog
    26 Apr 2015 | 4:24 am
    Rach loves tugging with his udder! Join co-host Sugar and Dachshund Nola and for the Black and White Sunday Blog Hop! Grab the badge and link up! <!-- start LinkyTools script --><!-- end LinkyTools script --> Click on the post title to continue reading. And visit my blog to read more! Woofs!
  • Wild Calling! Dog Food Review from the Wild Man! #TheArtofNutrition

    Johann The Dog
    23 Apr 2015 | 1:57 pm
    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 Wild Calling! Pet Food, but Johann The Dog only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Wild Calling! is not responsible for the content of this article. I've always been a wild kinda guy....hiking seven miles up Blood Mountain, Click on the post title to continue reading. And visit my blog to read more! Woofs!
  • Happy First Birthday Rach!

    Johann The Dog
    19 Apr 2015 | 4:15 am
    Can you believe it? Rach is already one year old this weekend! Click on the post title to continue reading. And visit my blog to read more! Woofs!
  • Beep, beep, beep....Rach masters back up at a distance!

    Johann The Dog
    6 Apr 2015 | 4:24 am
    Rach loves learning new tricks! We've been working on this one for a little while. Teaching back up from a distance has been difficult for me and Gracie, but Rach got it right away. First Mum started by teaching him very close, with him facing her. Then she stepped into him just a little and when he backed up she clicked, said beep, beep, and threw a treat between his legs (this is key in Click on the post title to continue reading. And visit my blog to read more! Woofs!
  • Black and White Sunday: Happy Easter!

    Johann The Dog
    5 Apr 2015 | 4:28 am
    Click on the post title to continue reading. And visit my blog to read more! Woofs!
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    Earth Friendly Pet Supplies - GreatGreenPet.com

  • O.R.E. Recycled Kitty Litter Scoop

    greenpet
    25 Apr 2015 | 11:25 pm
    It’s a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it… so why not clean out that litter with a recycled scoop? Multicolored, non-toxic, lead-free and made from recycled melamine, it’s even dishwasher safe. Scoops cost $7.99 fom the Only Natural Pet Store.
  • Cool pet tags made from recycled aluminum

    greenpet
    22 Apr 2015 | 11:13 pm
    Tuff Tagz - Hand-Stamped Pet I.D. Tags $20.00 Check out these fun and funky pet tags. Hand cut from recycled diamond plate aluminum, custom stamped, and brilliantly polished. Tuff Tagz can customize each tag front with a personalized phrase of your choice and your pet’s name and number on the back. They state that the aluminum is lightweight but very durable.
  • Solar Cat!

    greenpet
    19 Apr 2015 | 10:58 pm
    The Return of the Solar Cat by Jim Augustyn 14.95 plus $4.05 shipping (purchase from Solar Cat Website) To help balance out that bad-boy water wasting cat on our last post’s video – here is a book about cats doing all the right green things. The author, Jim Augustyn states from his website: ” It’s based on the idea that cats know a lot more about solar energy than people do, and that people can learn a lot about solar energy from cats. It pokes fun at people, cats, their habits and addictions, explaining the elements and language of solar energy, its history and even a…
  • Your Cat’s Never Seen a Gym Like This!

    greenpet
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:47 pm
    This exclusive, 100% recycled resin cat activity center is worthy of some conversation. The Paw-rific JR Kitty Gympretty much has it all: 3 scratching posts, space for hanging toys as well as a generous paw-shaped platform that’s ideal for heftier (or just plain lazy) felines.It may seem a bit pricey to some (about $152), but the folks at CatsPlay.com promise it as a quality keeper.
  • Dust-free Hay Cubes for Small Animals

    greenpet
    13 Apr 2015 | 10:42 pm
    What do you do when you have a small pet AND allergies? Easy! Look no further than the Timothy Hay cubes meant for all small animals. You might have an allergy to dust, but your guinea pig, rabbit, gerbil or hamster MUST have his hay. The solution are cubes made from pressed hay, which are dust free, making you sneeze free and your pet with a full tummy. The dust free hay cubes can be purchased from Robbins Pet Care for $4.99 for a one pound bag.
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  • Long Live Pets!

    dara
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:40 am
    There’s no better time of year  than spring to think about giving a shelter pet a second chance! PupStyle readers are champions of second chance pets and know how important it is to inspire others to adopt, donate or volunteer at their local shelters. Nature’s Variety Instinct and Bet Friends Animal Society collaborated with thousands […]
  • International Vintage Fabrics Turned Into Dog Beds

    dara
    13 Apr 2015 | 10:52 am
    PupStyle readers know a dog bed is meant to be a home furnishings accessory, not just a eye sore in the corner of a room. Vintage White Elephant is a new New Jersey based business making one of a kind handcrafted dog beds out of mostly vintage fabrics found from from elegant and exotic locations from […]
  • Super Model Kathy Ireland Talking Pet Products at Global Pet Expo

    dara
    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

    dara
    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

    dara
    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 […]
 
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  • Farewell, Sweet Siouxsie. What An Amazing Trip It’s Been.

    JaneA Kelley
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:38 pm
    I don’t even know what to say right now. My grief is so big and raw I don’t even think I can fully comprehend the scope of it. My beloved friend, furry familiar and Top Cat and Queen Of All Western Cats, Siouxsie Mew, earned her wings today with the help of a very compassionate and kind veterinarian. She was just a week shy of celebrating her 19th birthday. At the vet’s office, giving Siouxsie a hug. I promised Siouxsie a long time ago that if she wanted help to leave her body, I would honor her wish. A couple of days ago, in the wee hours of the morning, she told me in no…
  • When Disaster Strikes, Be Ready With #FoodShelterLove

    JaneA Kelley
    22 Apr 2015 | 3:00 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. I live in one of the most seismically active areas of the United States. There’s an active volcano 65 miles from my home. I’ve lived through an epic ice storm that knocked out power to my family homestead for two and a half weeks. My oldest niece and her family lived in New Orleans…
  • Our Cat Is Really Fat. Please Help Us Help Her Lose Weight!

    The Paws and Effect Gang
    19 Apr 2015 | 2:44 pm
    Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: Photo CC-BY Chika Watanabe Our beloved cat, known as Kitty, is fat. I mean really fat — 19.3 pounds. How did we get here? Well, she was a shelter cat and was about 10 pounds when she came into life. Over the last 5 years she has grown in size. She has to have steroid injections for her severe allergies, which are better than they used to be since putting her on Orijen, which she loves. But here we are and she won’t be physically active without catnip and she is such a picky eater she won’t touch weight loss food from…
  • Why Do Cats Bond to One Person?

    The Paws and Effect Gang
    12 Apr 2015 | 5:33 pm
    Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: Photo CC-BY-SA thelittleone417 Almost a year ago, my mom got my sister a cat for Chirstmas and for some reason the cat kinda just bonded to me. She doesn’t go to anyone else in the house to be petted or even listen to them, but she will listen to me and come to me while I am watching TV or on my Kindle and just start purring and wanting me to pet her. She generally only trusts me to get her food. I love cats and tend to act like a cat, just kinda doing my own thing, and she’s bonded with me so much she won’t even leave my…
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  • Earth Day 2015 and Individuality

    Janet Roper
    22 Apr 2015 | 9:07 am
    Today is the 45th celebration of Earth Day, a day that got its start in 1970, when hippies and flower children defined a culture, the tune “Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In” was still popular and our consciousness as a nation was beginning to emerge via the anti-war protest movement and voicing environmental concerns. We’ve come a long way, baby, and we still have a long, long way to go. We humans continue to struggle with separation from Nature. Most of us sit at our computers all day, we go to the gym for our exercise and we have little to no connection with the foods we eat.
  • So, Who Asked the Animals, Anyway?

    Janet Roper
    7 Apr 2015 | 12:51 pm
    In the past I’ve done volunteer work with different humane societies and rescues, communicating with the animals and passing their needs and requests on to the human powers-that-be. I wasn’t surprised by what the animals requested, but often the administration, staff and volunteers were thunderstruck by the animals’ requests and wisdom. One case in particular stays with me. The organization was getting ready to do an adoption at one of the local big box pet stores. The humans were in a tizzy, trying to get everything set up, packed and arranged for the event. Tensions were…
  • Reiki Benefits Horses

    Janet Roper
    1 Apr 2015 | 10:32 am
    If you have never watched a horse, you might be astounded at how sensitive they are for such large creatures. They are able to feel a bug that is simply hovering above them and their big lips are able to forage their favorite pellets out of a bucket filled with different feed. Not only are they sensitive, as prey animals they are always aware of what’s happening around them. They keep tabs on us humans, ever vigilant of our body language, the look we have in our eyes and our intentions when we approach them. I know this about horses; my horse has trained me well. So it came as no surprise…
  • My Horses: My Lifelong Dream

    Billie Hinton
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:10 am
    A lot of my time is spent at the barn. Every day when I walk through the barn aisle I marvel and then I say a quick thank you to the universe that I get to live with my horses and pony and donkeys. I grew up pining for a horse from the earliest time in my life. I finally got to take riding lessons at age 9, and when I was 13 worked on a farm putting tobacco leaves on a stringer for two summers to pay for my first horse. He was boarded the entire time he was mine, and it remains one of the saddest things in my life that we had to sell him when I went off to college. My lifelong dream has been…
  • In the Belly of Grief

    Janet Roper
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    I don’t know about you, but when I bring a new animal being into the Roper household, my childish-make-believe-hope is that we will live together forever and ever, in an eternity of bliss, harmony and happiness. But that’s not so, it can’t be, because we all have limited time spans in our life here on Mother Earth. Fact of life: we will most probably outlive the majority, if not all, of our animal pals. If only it weren’t so. The Weird Thing About Grief When our animal pals pass, the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual pain we experiences can at times reach…
 
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  • our new home

    CeliaSue
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:02 am
    well, these last six months have been difficult, challenging and hard, to say the least. Without a home of our own, Cici and I had a tough time, sleeping in motels, in our car, and  wandering and wondering if we would EVER find a home we could afford to live in. Rents have skyrocketed and my Social Security retirement income check is not enough to live on. And now we are living in Vallejo with Kim and her sweet dog Ruby…who was coveting and yet found a use for Cici’s new bed (Ruby has her own bed but you know with dogs, Cici’s bed is better) Well, this sums things up of the…
  • Happy April

    CeliaSue
    1 Apr 2015 | 4:38 am
    Happy April !  here’s a little April Fool’s Day doggie fun…   http://3milliondogs.com/news/what-this-new-perfume-for-dogs-smells-like-may-shock-you   Sorry folks that I’ve not been here much but I was diagnosed with breast cancer a few weeks ago and just had surgery. Today, I find out the results of the surgery.   While I was getting surgery and recovering, Cici had fun playing with other doggies at a Bed and Biscuits place in Santa Cruz, thanks to Peace of Mind Dog Rescue.   She came back exhausted and slept, conked out and dreaming a lot. She has…
  • VALENTINE’S DAY has gone to the dogs

    CeliaSue
    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: https://www.bigheartpetvalentines.com/doggy-love-index.html   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

    CeliaSue
    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

    CeliaSue
    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…
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  • Baron the German Shepherd Uses the Toilet & Does Dishes

    BL Ochman
    22 Apr 2015 | 11:24 am
    This is Baron, an 8 month-old German Shepherd being trained by Hill Country9 dog training school, where they also taught him to do laundry, dishes and be a great workout partner. H/T Karen VanDeVrande
  • T-Mobile’s New Cellphone Plan for Pets

    BL Ochman
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:52 pm
    Launched April 1, here’s how T-Mobile describes the Pets Unleashed plan: “We’re fed up with AT&T’s and Verizon’s human-only approach to wireless. That’s why we’re introducing Pets Unleashed – a new family plan that includes ALL family members, even if they lack opposable thumbs. That’s right, for $5 a month, we’ll add your cat, dog, guinea pig, turtle, alpaca, and any other four-legged furry friend (no spiders, though…Ewww!). Not only will they enjoy our blazing fast 4G LTE DataStrong Network, they’ll have access to unique offerings and apps like Fetch…
  • The dogs rock, but the swimming, surfboarding cat will blow your mind

    BL Ochman
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:24 pm
    These happy dogs are all graduates of the off-leash training at Robert Dollwet’s Malibu Dog Training School in Australia. Didga, aka The Skateboarding Cat, was adopted from a shelter at 13 weeks and has been part of the dog training all her life. This video has gone viral, with more than 10 million views.
  • CatCerto by Nora the Piano Cat with full chamber orchestra

    BL Ochman
    10 Jan 2015 | 5:48 pm
    Meet Nora the Piano Cat. She has her own website, a Twitter Feed, a Facebook page, a book, t-shirts, CDs, and this video is approaching 5 million views. Happy Caturday!
  • Muffin’s Angel-Winged Halo Guide for Blind Dogs

    BL Ochman
    24 Dec 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Silvie Bordeaux invented this device when her dog, Muffin, went blind. She hopes it will be used for blind shelter dogs, who often are the first to be put down. She saw her dog bumping into walls and even falling down stairs and decided she had to do something to help. Now, thanks to this functional device, and other blind dogs can now move around safely … and in style! Bordeaux has patented her custom-design halos and sells them to other pet owners under the charming moniker, “Muffin’s Halo Guide For Blind Dogs.” The halos even come in several colors and designs.
 
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    Romeo The Cat - Funny Cats with a Cause

  • 5 Ways to Bond with Your Cat

    Romeo
    8 Apr 2015 | 10:46 am
    Yes, sometimes the bonding thing can get a bit out of hand…but it’s worth it! By the staff (Romeo and Pugsley have approved this message) Cats have a reputation for being independent and standoffish but pet cats really seem to want to bond with their humans….just on their own terms! And, like people, every cat responds differently to various activities and expressions. Here are some great ways to bond with your cat, based on my own experience, some input from Romeo and Pugsley, and plenty of articles and experts I’ve come across over the years. Create a Happy, Safe Environment…
  • Progressive’s Flo Has a Cat Basketball Team!

    Romeo
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:37 pm
    If you need a break from your brackets, check out Flo’s rockstar team of cat basketball players. It’s #Flosanity Season! GO #FLOCATS!
  • Operation Catnip Rolls Out Nationwide TNR Model

    Romeo
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:06 am
    High volume spay and neuter clinics like this one require up to 75 volunteers at each event. The effort to care for community cats now has a powerful new tool to help reduce cat overpopulation and improve the lives of the tens of millions of unowned cats in the United States. Dr. Julie Levy, director of the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in Gainesville, Fla. founded Operation Catnip in 1998. Since then, the successful trap-neuter-return (TNR) operation has cared for more than 45,000 felines, establishing a successful and…
  • Hilarious Cat Doesn’t Like an Audience

    Romeo
    14 Mar 2015 | 7:19 am
    Hahaha! This guy is hilarious. I love how he slowly removes the fluff and then stares. Happy Caturday, friends!
  • Need a Cat Sitter? CatVacay is Here!

    Romeo
    10 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Guest post by the Staff Cats have a reputation for being low maintenance and for not being too concerned when their human staff is out of town. They may not admit it and they may put on the “Oh? You were gone? I didn’t even notice” attitude when you get home, but the truth is, most cats do get lonely and anxious when their people are away. Our family has been in situations where we’ve lived in new cities where we didn’t know anyone….and one of our biggest sources of angst was who would watch Romeo and Pugsley if we needed to leave town. In fact, finding a…
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  • https://youtube.com/devicesupport

    YouTube Help
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:23 am
    https://youtube.com/devicesupport From: YouTube Help Views: 2522003 0 ratings Time: 03:56 More in Howto & Style
  • Women Wear Stilettos For The First Time

    BuzzFeedVideo
    14 Mar 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Women Wear Stilettos For The First Time I feel like I could kick some ass.” Check out more awesome videos at BuzzFeedVideo! http://bit.ly/YTbuzzfeedvideo MUSIC Hay Que Triunfar Licensed via Warner Chappell Production Music... From: BuzzFeedVideo Views: 2339650 44472 ratings Time: 02:41 More in Entertainment
  • Girls Shave Their Faces For The First Time

    BuzzFeedVideo
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:11 pm
    Girls Shave Their Faces For The First Time It's soothing as f@*k.” Check out more awesome videos at BuzzFeedVideo! http://bit.ly/YTbuzzfeedvideo MUSIC Spice It Up Licensed via Warner Chappell Production Music Inc. FEATURING... From: BuzzFeedVideo Views: 3412211 51908 ratings Time: 03:10 More in Entertainment
  • Will Smith on His Deaf Cat

    TheEllenShow
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Will Smith on His Deaf Cat His wife Jada brought home a friend from filming in China. He told Ellen about their new family member. From: TheEllenShow Views: 990408 16600 ratings Time: 02:53 More in Entertainment
  • Fast Food Fries Taste Test

    BuzzFeedVideo
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:46 pm
    Fast Food Fries Taste Test Which fast food chain will fry the competition? Check out more awesome videos at BuzzFeedVideo! http://bit.ly/YTbuzzfeedvideo MUSIC Got It Goin On Licensed via Warner Chappell Production... From: BuzzFeedVideo Views: 2756817 30363 ratings Time: 02:38 More in Entertainment
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    17 Apr 2015 | 8:23 am
    https://youtube.com/devicesupport From: YouTube Help Views: 2522003 0 ratings Time: 03:56 More in Howto & Style
  • Will Smith on His Deaf Cat

    TheEllenShow
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Will Smith on His Deaf Cat His wife Jada brought home a friend from filming in China. He told Ellen about their new family member. From: TheEllenShow Views: 990408 16600 ratings Time: 02:53 More in Entertainment
  • What If Humans Disappeared?

    AsapSCIENCE
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    What If Humans Disappeared? If we suddenly disappeared, what would happen to our planet? Squarespace: http://squarespace.com/asap click for a free trial and 10% off Why Do You Mishear Lyrics?: http://youtu.be/5cmOKiGklcQ... From: AsapSCIENCE Views: 3411573 52704 ratings Time: 04:10 More in Science & Technology
  • Dear Kitten: Regarding The Big Game

    BuzzFeedVideo
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Dear Kitten: Regarding The Big Game One day a year things get weird, and Cat teaches Kitten the game-plan Get your free Friskies® Coupon: http://www.catslovesauce.com Watch Dear Kitten: The Disappearing Humans: ... From: BuzzFeedVideo Views: 6453698 38775 ratings Time: 03:40 More in Entertainment
  • People Meet Pit Bulls For The First Time

    BuzzFeedVideo
    7 Jan 2015 | 7:15 pm
    People Meet Pit Bulls For The First Time Man's best friend? Check out more awesome videos at BuzzFeedVideo! http://bit.ly/YTbuzzfeedvideo MUSIC Chipper Licensed via Warner Chappell Production Music Inc. FEATURING Elsa and Nya,... From: BuzzFeedVideo Views: 1596490 29450 ratings Time: 02:00 More in Entertainment
 
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  • Black and White Sunday #127 – Jasper Close Up

    Mel
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:59 pm
    My thanks to our hosts for this blog hop Dachshund Nola and Sugar The Golden Retriever. Unfortunately, WordPress.com doesn’t allow Java script so I can’t provide a direct link to the linky, but you can join here. Filed under: Black and White Sunday Blog Hop, Jasper, Photos, Shelties Tagged: black and white photography, Black and White Sunday Blog […]
  • Favorite Video Friday – Doggie Faces

    Mel
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:22 am
    I have a fascination with dog faces. I love their cute little noses and long little snouts. I love their soft brown (or blue) eyes and the way they look at you with adoration or curiosity or confusion. I love how some of them have bangs or long, flowing strands of fur that surround their […]
  • Wordless Wednesday #236 – Dog Park Dogs

    Mel
    22 Apr 2015 | 4:25 am
    Filed under: Dog Park, Photos, Wordless Wednesday Tagged: dog parks, dog photography, dog photos, dogs, Wordless Wednesday
  • Black and White Sunday #126 – Daisy at the cabin

    Mel
    19 Apr 2015 | 8:57 am
    This weekend, Daisy and I took a trip up to northern Minnesota to spend some on a lake, away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. So far, we’ve been hiking, swimming in the lake (well, she has always), shopping and napping. This is a shot of her soon after we arrived. I […]
  • Favorite Video Friday – One beach + 234 Corgis = Fundorable!

    Mel
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:45 pm
    Last weekend, Minnesota Sheltie Rescue celebrated all things Sheltie at their annual Sheltie Reunion. I saw more Shelties than I could count – blue merles, tris, bi-blacks, sables, chestnut sables, black, white, etc. It was Sheltie heaven for us humans and treat heaven for the Shelties. As it so happens, last weekend was also the […]
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  • 5 of the Best Apartment Dogs That are Hypoallergenic

    WayCoolDogs
    7 Apr 2015 | 1:02 pm
    One of the top trending questions regarding dogs is ...”What are the best apartment dogs available?” Add to that, the best apartment dogs that are hypoallergenic have become the epitome for many dog breeds, as many dog lovers with allergies live in apartments... Read full post at 5 of the Best Apartment Dogs That are Hypoallergenic More dog stories and info about dog health, training and news at WayCoolDogs.com
  • Dog Breed Selector – Part 2

    WayCoolDogs
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:58 am
    All dogs need a certain amount of affection, attention, grooming, mental stimulation and physical activity. But different dogs need different levels of each, and should match that of their owner. For example, do you want to brush your dog or have the time? Are you going to be at work most of the day, and have a dog sitter rounded up to care for your pet while you are gone? These things all need to be well-thought out at all dogs are different with different needs. Read full post at Dog Breed Selector – Part 2 More dog stories and info about dog health, training and news at…
  • Dog Breed Selector – How to Choose Your Dog Breed

    WayCoolDogs
    19 Mar 2015 | 2:45 am
    The dog breed selector is the perfect tool for prospective dog owners, if they want help in picking out one of those perfect dog breeds they see on television. Plus, it helps eliminate a lot of gray hairs in the process with fewer mistakes in less time. Read full post at Dog Breed Selector – How to Choose Your Dog Breed More dog stories and info about dog health, training and news at WayCoolDogs.com
  • How to Recognize the Benefits of the Dog-Human Relationship

    WayCoolDogs
    11 Mar 2015 | 8:55 am
    How to recognize the benefits of the dog-human relationship offers-up more and more information on how to make humans healthier. The following infographic shows what areas are involved in this bonding relationship between dogs and humans (cancer, lower blood sugar, reduce anxiety, etc.). Read full post at How to Recognize the Benefits of the Dog-Human Relationship More dog stories and info about dog health, training and news at WayCoolDogs.com
  • Choosing the right LED dog collars

    WayCoolDogs
    10 Mar 2015 | 8:25 pm
    Whichever brand you choose, quality and durability should be at the forefront of your mind – you want your collar to last. Check specifications for things such as water resistance, fabric or material tenacity and quality, and any extra safety or quality certifications - plus practical elements such as adjustability. Read full post at Choosing the right LED dog collars More dog stories and info about dog health, training and news at WayCoolDogs.com
 
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    Furry Friends Rescue - Available Animals

  • Woofstock 2014 On Oct. 19, 2014@ The Mountain Winery!

    18 Oct 2016 | 10:00 pm
      Thank you for coming to Woofstock 2014! Video by John Angel Video by Iwona, Canine Corral Dog Daycare BayWoof Beast of the Bay Awards 2015 "Best Fundraising Event" Runners-Up! Wow! Check out the beautiful photos from MrHoni Photography!!!! Online photo gallery from our Woofstock 2014 is ready for your viewing pleasure! Visit their website's Woofstock page or www.mrhoni-photography.com and click on Woofstock, which is near the top of the page under Special Events Galleries. Prints can be purchased from MrHoni Photography and all profits will be donated to Furry Friends Rescue. Photos…
  • Rosie D4058

    19 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
     Rosie D4058 was rescued on 4/19/15 from a very crowded shelter. She is timid and confused. In her cage with another dog, she approached us for treats. The shelter noise was scary for her so we had to carry her outside. Once we took her outside, she slowly relaxed and came to our laps. She was good with other dogs and shared a lap with another puppy. Her tail finally started to wag once she was in our volunteer's car. Rosie is very quiet and need some TLC. She is over-weight and needs to loose weight. She will get healthy fresh food and exercise at her wonderful foster home. Then we will…
  • Hemsworth D4056

    18 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
     Hemsworth D4056 was rescued on 4/19/15 from a crowded shelter. He was neglected and was very thin, pale, had giardia, small wound on belly and flea anemia. With vet care, medications, flea treatment, & food, he recovered. He is super adorable and sweet. Hemsworth so far seems quiet and gentle. He was a little timid at the shelter, but once outside, he relaxed. Then he was very friendly and loves snuggling. He is great with other dogs and wanted to play. More info. to come.
  • Jodi D5059

    13 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
     Sweetie Jodi was rescued from an Alameda Country shelter on April 14, where she was timid and nervous.  She is smart and knew she was at a shelter. She is very dog-friendly and was happy to have another dog buddy in her cage to keep her company.  Jodi is good on a leash and enjoyed shelter staff laps.  She needs time to relax in her foster home to see more of her personality.   Update: Jodi is doing great at her foster home with other dogs. She loves laps & snuggling. She is enjoying lots of TLC and learning to ring a bell for potty biz to yard. She is a gentle…
  • Griffin D5120

    25 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
     Griffin was rescued from a South Bay shelter on 3/25/15. Griffin is shy but warms up quickly. He seems to do well with people and other dogs. Griffin has a very calm demeanor and is just adorable. More info to come as we learn more. Foster Home UpdateGriffin is a super sweet dog, full of personality, and the type of dog that keeps a smile on your face. He is good with cats and other dogs. He already knows basic commands like sit and fetch. Does great in the car. An overall charmer.
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    The Pet Psychic

  • Pet Psychic Radio 4-23-15

    the Pet Psychic
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:56 pm
    Listen to Pet Psychic Radio New Podcast! Click on arrow to listen. April 23, 2015. Guest On The Show: David Chapman of The Llama Sanctuary http://www.llamasintheraw.com Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/llamasanctuary Pet Psychic – Laura Stinchfield’s official website www.ThePetPsychic.com Facebook www.Facebook.com/PetPsychicRadio   Check Out Pets Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with The Pet Psychic on BlogTalkRadio Gypsy Our Guest Today The post Pet Psychic Radio 4-23-15 appeared first on The Pet Psychic.
  • A Horse Dies At The Barn

    the Pet Psychic
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:52 am
                  Here I’m trying to cheer Jubilee up. Two nights ago, one of the horses at the farm needed to be put to sleep because of colic. He suffered and was in the stall next to Jubilee. Yesterday all the horses were upset. No one wanted to be caught out in pasture to come into the barn for the night. The air was heavy, sad and confused. When I brought Jubilee in she said, “I need to express myself. Where was that horse’s human? It was scary seeing him suffer. Why did his body look different? I watched it not moving all night long.
  • Kochi

    the Pet Psychic
    21 Apr 2015 | 12:52 pm
                      This is Kochi. He is 6 years old. He said, “I was feeling the kind of sick where you start to see the angel dogs. They are dogs that have a golden light all around them and they come and lie with you and tell you that when you die you can run in a park full of Heaven’s creatures. It is beautiful. The one thing that happened when I was really sick is I kept feeling like I was falling down a hole. It was really scary. Sometimes when I would close my eyes, I would feel like I was sinking and I felt damp all the time. It…
  • Leshebo

    the Pet Psychic
    19 Apr 2015 | 6:51 am
    This is Leshebo at 15 years old. She says, “I am getting really ready to transition to Heaven. It’s this kind of transition that I trust cause I feel like I will become one with the wind… But I want to tell my mom that when I become one with the wind, I will also be a heart kite. It means I am heart and I am always attached to my mom’s heart.” Her Person writes this Testimonial after our session: I have been feeling that it might be time for my baby to pass on soon. It’s just my instinct and knowing her for the fifteen years I’ve had her in my…
  • Dozer

    the Pet Psychic
    19 Apr 2015 | 6:36 am
    This is Dozer at 10 months old with his person. Dozer talked about a past life and said, “I know that one time I had another life and my mom (person) and I we had lots smiles together. We were good friend and my dad he was this man that always loved my mom but he had to win my moms heart and every day he brought her flowers until she said yes.”   Testimonial from Dozer’s person: I have spoken with Laura twice now. My first experience was when my little man Rocky passed away last year and now to talk to my new pet Dozer to try and figure out some behavioral issues! I am…
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    4 The Love of Animals

  • Alley Cat Allies Celebrates World Veterinary Day

    Aimee
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:25 pm
    This Saturday, April 25, Alley Cat Allies observes World Veterinary Day by recognizing veterinarians and their crucial role in protecting cats. Veterinarians not only serve their communities by providing care and treatment for cats, they are also vital sources of … Continue reading → The post Alley Cat Allies Celebrates World Veterinary Day appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals.
  • Aloha Vet- Trouble in Paradise

    Aimee
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:46 am
    So what happens when a tortoise shell needs some help? Call Dr. Sims! Watch as he performs a bit of shell maintenance on some of the world’s biggest (but still precious) tortoises! Tune in tomorrow for the full episode on … Continue reading → The post Aloha Vet- Trouble in Paradise appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals.
 
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    The Dog Blog

  • Empathy for the Reactive Dog – Keepin’ it Real

    Genie Tuttle CPDT-KA CNWI
    2 Apr 2015 | 11:59 am
    Living with a reactive dog is a humbling experience on many levels. The understanding of the world that humans gain via language, experience and rational explanations for nearly everything are not part of the reactive dog's natural repertoire. However, we might be more similar at a basic level than we choose to admit. Taking time to shake off the clinical topography and protocols now and then and just reconnecting with how fear really feels can make us better trainers. One of my dogs, Niki, came to us at 2 years old from the greyhound racing industry where he grew up and raced his entire…
  • Why Purchase a Puppy that is NOT Housetrained?

    Dr. Ian Dunbar
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:25 pm
    I’ve raised a few puppies in my time and it has always puzzled me why anyone would want to purchase a puppy that hasn’t already been housetrained, especially since house soiling and other behavior problems, such as excessive barking and destructive chewing, are a major source of frustration for new owners. Most kennel-bred puppies are allowed to eliminate anywhere and everywhere, chew anything and everything, bark at will and run around uncontrolled, which of course, is exactly what they’ll do in their new homes. Consequently, far too many eight-week-old puppies already have behavior...
  • Why Don’t We Adequately Socialize Young Puppies With People?

    Dr. Ian Dunbar
    18 Mar 2015 | 9:13 am
    Dogs may be taught manners and basic obedience at anytime in their lives. However, training puppies is just so much fun and so, why wait? Similarly, behavior problems may be resolved at any time in a dog’s life but of course, they are annoying and frustrating for owners and so, why not teach good habits from the outset? Temperament problems, however, must be prevented during early puppyhood because rehabilitating adult dogs is complicated and extremely time-consuming. For example, whereas It takes just a few days, or a week at the most, to resolve incipient signs of shyness, fearfulness,...
  • 5 Ways My Puppy Reminds Me Of a Toddler.

    Sue McCabe
    15 Jan 2015 | 8:39 am
    Anthropomorphising animals isn’t a good idea and usually gets us into all kinds of trouble. Dogs are not furry babies. They are their own species, with a totally different set of day to day priorities & communication signals. However spending time with nieces, nephews and god-children over the years, I’m amazed that the toddler stage in kids has so many similarities with puppy development. Both in terms of how puppies explore the world and how we deal with the frustrations such interaction may bring, puppies and toddlers aren’t all that different at all.  Walking anywhere takes…
  • Boom Boom Puppy Power

    Chirag Patel
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:38 pm
    This video shows some training I did with a young puppy as she would back away and show behaviours associated with feeling uncomfortable around her collar. In a short training period you will see how giving her choice, control and predicability builds and empowered learner who is a willing participant.
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    Professional Pet Business Advice, Tools, and Guidance - PetSittingOlogy

  • The Reason You Should Not Use Q-tips to Clean Your Ears and Why This Can Help Your Pet Business

    Joshua Cary
    7 Apr 2015 | 7:43 am
    I seem to have heard most of my adult life that you should never use Q-tips to clean your ears I’ve always found this was odd since I thought the whole purpose of a Q-tip was to clean your ears. In any case, while I feel it’s hygienic to use a Q-tip to clean my ear, the first reason I choose to use one each morning is to dry the water in my ears. What I’ve read on this topic continues to suggest one should never use a Q-tip to clean or dry your ears. Yet, using a Q-tip in a deliberate and responsible manner for much of my adult life seems to be working for me. Despite the…
  • 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…
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    DogTipper

  • Win a Sterling Silver Dog Pendant!

    Paris Permenter &#38; John Bigley
    26 Apr 2015 | 1:43 pm
    I love sterling silver; when I put on a silver ring, bracelet or necklace, I tend to leave it all the time. The silver from Taxco, Mexico is a special favorite of mine. The metalsmiths of Taxco work... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
  • Does Your Dog Need a Life Jacket?

    Paris Permenter &#38; John Bigley
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:10 pm
    This post is sponsored by Canine Care Products. Swimming seems as easy and natural to a dog as, well, dog paddling, right? Wrong. Not all dogs can swim and, of those who can, not all are good... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
  • Erik Estrada Adopts Rescue Puppies

    Grace Sydney
    25 Apr 2015 | 1:03 pm
    As California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer Frank “Ponch” Poncherello he safeguarded the streets alongside fellow Officer Jon Baker on the TV series CHiPS, but today actor Erik... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
  • Welcoming a New Pet

    Paris Permenter &#38; John Bigley
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    There’s no doubt that one of the most joyous times in a pet parent’s life is the day you add a member to your furry family. We have such fond memories of the adoption days of Irie and... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
  • Fido’s Freebie Friday Enjoys Springtime

    Paris Permenter &#38; John Bigley
    23 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Spring can be a notoriously short season in Texas. Often we hop from sweaters to sleeveless shirts with hardly a time to enjoy temperate conditions. This year, however, has been the exception. After... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
 
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    The Pet Wiki - New pages [en]

  • Beans for Birds

    Mamairis
    26 Apr 2015 | 3:05 am
    Mamairis: Beans are a great treat for birds. Besides adding needed vegetable protein to your bird's diet, they supply antioxidants which protect and help them fight off environmental hazards. Beans also contain soluble and non-soluble fiber which help keep the digestive system healthy. Fiber works in two ways - the absorption of nutrients and the quick elimination of waste products. Beans are available in many colors and sizes, but they all have the same nutritious value. Dry beans or canned beans can be used. Canned beans should be rinsed thoroughly to remove salt found in more canned goods.
  • DNA Helping Shelter Dogs

    Mamairis
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:13 pm
    Mamairis: The Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA in California has a unique idea to encourage adoption of shelter dogs. The shelter is investigating DNA testing to discover the breeds present in each individual dog. To this end, 12 dogs who looked like chihuahua mixes were chosen and put to the test. Recently, a group of animal professionals including veterinarians, veterinary technicians, trainers, shelter personnel, were asked to identify breeds present in a group of shelter dogs. They were not even close at recognizing breed combinations. The thinking behind using DNA testing is that once a…
  • Can Ducks Have Accents

    Mamairis
    21 Apr 2015 | 12:16 am
    Mamairis: Created page with "Middlesex University in London, ran a study to find out if ducks have different accents. The researchers discovered that depending on the area ducks live in, they pick up th..." Middlesex University in London, ran a study to find out if ducks have different accents. The researchers discovered that depending on the area ducks live in, they pick up the regional accents in their quacks. Those ducks that live in big cities, having to contend with traffic noises, have louder, abrasive quacks. Those ducks whose homes are in rural areas have quieter, calmer…
  • Myelomalacia in Dogs

    Mamairis
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:50 pm
    Mamairis: Myelomalacia, also known as hematomyelia, is a progressive ischemic (local deficiency of blood supply) necrosis of the spinal cord. It is caused by injury to the spinal cord or disc disease. The necrosis begins at the site of the injury and then in time, moves in both directions, up and back. Symptoms include numbness and/or pain in areas below the injury, hind limb paralysis, loss of tone and reflexes in hind limbs as the spinal cord softens (malacia), hyperthermia, dilated anus. Diagnosis begins with a complete history of the dog's health, symptoms, when, where and how the injury…
  • Atadenovirus in Lizards

    Mamairis
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:39 am
    Mamairis: Atadenovirus is mainly seen in Bearded Dragons, but can affect other lizards including chameleons, geckos, gila monsters, bearded Mexican dragons, monitor lizards and skinks. It can also affect snakes, turtles and tortoises. Formerly called Adenovirus, Atadenovirus (ADV) is also known as "wasting disease" and "stargazing disease". Baby bearded dragons infected with ADV often don't live past 90 days. Those that do survive past the 90 days have serious problems trying to fight off infections throughout their lives. Dragons that test positive for ADV usually have…
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    Webvet's recent articles

  • Dr. Ruby Perry Appointed Tuskegee Dean

    31 Mar 2015 | 7:45 am
    Donald F. Smith, Cornell UniversityDr. Ruby Perry has been selected as dean of Tuskegee University's College of Veterinary Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health. Her appointment was announced yesterday by university president, Dr. Brian L. Johnson who...
  • Traveling Beau

    30 Mar 2015 | 7:45 pm
    By Donald F. Smith, Cornell UniversityAs we travel through life, we often segment our journey with reference points: our years growing up, our time at college, our retirement years, or our years with a certain pet.  For my wife, Doris, and our three...
  • Traveling Beau

    30 Mar 2015 | 11:45 am
    By Donald F. Smith, Cornell UniversityAs we travel through life, we often segment our journey with reference points: our years growing up, our time at college, our retirement years, or our years with a certain pet.  For my wife, Doris, and our three...
  • Dr. Jane Brunt: The Making of a Feline Veterinarian

    18 Mar 2015 | 5:45 am
    By Donald F. Smith, Cornell UniversityWith co-authors Julie Kumble and Melena HagstromCats are aloof, independent, and capable of dealing with pain on their own. These false assumptions still abound, and contribute to the startling figures: cats,...
  • Are There More Creative Options for Diversifying Academic Leadership?

    18 Mar 2015 | 5:45 am
    Donald F. Smith, Cornell UniversityWith Julie KumbleDuring a presentation on Women’s Leadership at the AAVMC meeting last week, we confronted the issue of the slow increase in appointments of women to professorial and senior academic leadership...
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    Take Paws

  • Friday Pet Photo Challenge

    Amy Burkert
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:48 am
    Welcome to this week’s edition of the GoPetFriendly.com Pet Photo Challenge … where we post your pet travel pictures and you guess the dog friendly destinations! Last Week’s Winner Thanks to everyone who played last week, and congratulations to Karin H. of Tavares, FL – she identified this pet friendly destination as San Diego, California! We hope you enjoy your “Travels with Ty & Buster”calendar, Karin! Photo copyright: Instagram user @sakimadog Let’s See Your Photos … Mucho barko to Instagram user @sakimadog, for sharing last week’s pet…
  • Travel Like a Pro: 8 Questions to Ask When Booking a Pet Friendly Hotel

    Amy Burkert
    22 Apr 2015 | 6:53 am
    Booking a pet friendly hotel can be a tricky proposition. While more and more locations are allowing pets to join you during your stay, the degree of enthusiasm with which your pet will be received can run the gamut. It’s no secret that, though they all refer to themselves as “pet friendly,” hotel policies and attitudes range from barely pet tolerant to over-the-top accommodating. How do you make sure the hotel you choose will meet your needs and those of your pet? Ask these eight simple questions and you’ll have all the information required to make the right…
  • Using Pet Travel to Spark Creativity

    Amy Burkert
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:31 am
    One of the fortuitous things about parking in Austin over the winter is that we’re front and center for South by Southwest, a conference/festival across film, music, and interactive media. You can actually feel the city’s pulse quicken at the confluence of so many extraordinarily creative people – it’s a rush just being there! This year, one of the conference sessions really hit home with me – so much so that I’m still reflecting on it weeks later … testing how it can work for me and incorporating it slowly into my life. The session, hosted by…
  • Friday Pet Photo Challenge

    Amy Burkert
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:58 am
    Welcome to this week’s edition of the GoPetFriendly.com Pet Photo Challenge … where we post your pet travel pictures and you guess the dog friendly destinations! Last Week’s Winner WHAAAAA? Not a single person correctly identified this pet friendly destination at Mt. Washington, near Tanner, Washington, so we don’t get to give away a “Travels with Ty & Buster” calendar this week. We hope someone has better luck with this photo challenge! Photo Copyright: Adventures of Border Collies in the Burbs Let’s See Your Photos … Mucho barko to…
  • New Pet Travel Gear from Global Pet Expo 2015

    Amy Burkert
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:12 am
    Really, does life get any better than this? For three days in March thousands of manufacturers show up in Orlando to flaunt the latest and greatest pet products available … and I get to go! For three whole days I get to wander the floor, stumbling on new companies I’ve never hear of, and stopping by and see what’s new with some of our tried-and-true favorites. Honestly, if only I could take the boys along, it would be my version of heaven. It’s booth after booth, as far as the eye can see. In fact, someone calculated that to visit each both in the three days,…
 
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    Pawcurious: With Veterinarian and Author Dr. V

  • Do No Harm

    Dr. V
    22 Apr 2015 | 9:26 pm
    I always assumed my experience as a veterinarian would serve me at some point when I needed to navigate the human healthcare system. The similarities between veterinary training and medical training, after all, lend themselves to a good number of similarities: how to read scientific articles critically. How to read an MRI. When to call the office and say, this prescription doesn’t seem quite right, is this what you wanted? The similarities are all well and good, but I never understood, in the marrow of my bones, until recently that what would serve me best was our differences. We MDs…
  • Wisdom Panel 3.0- the next gen DNA test has arrived

    Dr. V
    8 Apr 2015 | 7:03 am
    Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Mars Veterinary Wisdom 3.0 Panel. Opinions are those of the author.   So, if I showed you a picture of a dog, you may be able to tell me a little about him or her. You would often be able to make some generalizations about temperament- Or adult size- Or medical concerns, such as whether or not a dog can tolerate ivermectin. But what about when it’s not entirely obvious, as is the case with my friend Karen’s adorable dog Ramone? He’s been labelled everything from shar-pei to Bernese Mountain Dog to pit bull. Karen doesn’t care,…
  • Jerky Problems AGAIN: an infographic

    Dr. V
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:15 pm
    Are you kidding me? After years of pressure, people finally get pet stores to agree to stop carrying treats from China only to have a new crop of cases of illness emerge in pets who ate jerky with a “Made in the USA” label. Is it sourcing? Is it weird contamination from aliens? Who cares! Just don’t buy it. It’s not worth the risk. Feed your pet an apple, or some of their regular food, or follow the link to where I show you how to make it yourself. Or watch the video: Click here to view the embedded video. Any questions?  
  • How to be happy in 4 simple steps

    Dr. V
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:28 pm
    This month’s JAVMA features confirmation of what those of us in the profession for more than a year or two already suspected: veterinarians are a sad bunch, compared to the general population. Consider these stats from the CDC’s first-ever survey of the veterinary population: 1 in 6 have considered suicide; 25% of men and 37% of women in the profession report depressive episodes; 1.1% of men and 1.4% of women have attempted suicide; That last stat is the only one where vets figure in below the national mean, but before you cheer consider this: it’s because more…
  • The Salem Shill Trials

    Dr. V
    20 Mar 2015 | 10:13 pm
    1692 In the early days of the Puritan settlements, colonial Massachusetts was gripped by fear. Between the British and French warring over colonial dominance, smallpox, and potential attacks from Native American tribes, the residents of Salem Village lived in a constant state of anxiety and worry for their safety. In addition to these real concerns, an overlying and persistent worry that some people possessed supernatural powers tickled away in their psyche. When two young girls began exhibiting strange symptoms of fits and screaming (now believed to be caused by fungal contamination of grain…
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  • Pet News Links: Taking Care of our Precious Pets

    Caitlin Moore
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:33 am
    Neat: Meals on Wheels for dogs. Scientists probe puppy love. Talking about pet travel safety. Amtrak is permanently allowing small pets on many of its Illinois trains. Find a dog-friendly hotel for your summer pet travel adventures. Sometimes pet travel turns out to be an incredible experience.   Have a good weekend!
  • Pet Travel to England from China

    Pet Travel Center Questions
    23 Apr 2015 | 1:05 pm
    Dear PetRelocation,   How much would it be to move cats from China to the UK, and what are the requirements? Do you have any recommended airlines with good records in pet travel?   Thanks, Katie   Hi Katie,   Thanks, that's a great question. First, we definitely recommend looking over the pet import information for the UK via the official government website. These frequently asked pet travel questions (and answers) also provide a good starting point for planning an international pet journey.   As far as airlines, we often use KLM, Lufthansa, British Airways and…
  • United Kingdom Import Rules for Exotic Pets

    Pet Travel Questions
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:27 am
    Dear PetRelocation, How do I get my sugar gliders to the UK? What is the process? I heard they would die on the plane so I would like to ship them but I don't know anything about this. Many thanks, Bo   Hi Bo, Thanks for submitting a question to us. Before you research various airline requirements to find out which carriers would allow sugar glider travel, please know that the United Kingdom imposes specific requirements for non-native species coming into the country. As you'll see on the GOV.UK website in the section pertaining to this matter, most non-native mammals are subject…
  • Incredible Experiences: Three Dogs Move to Florida

    PetRelocation.com Customer
    22 Apr 2015 | 8:36 am
    "Tanner, Sammy and Dixie: Their Journey to a New Home" Faced with a relocation to Florida, I was very concerned about how to get my three dogs to their new home. The drive to Florida from Albuquerque was right at 30 hours and I knew I could not take them with me on this long drive.     After a few searches for pet relocation options, I came across the wonderful people at PetRelocation. Whitney reached out to me quickly and calmed my fears. The process was quick and easy.     What I appreciated the most was how they kept me informed on the day of travel. My dogs…
  • Leaving and Returning to Australia with a Pet

    Pet Travel Questions
    21 Apr 2015 | 12:21 pm
    Hi PetRelocation, I adopted my dog in Australia. Can I go to France and then easily come back to Australia with him? Thanks, Manon   Hi Manon, Thank you for your question. According to the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, once a pet leaves Australia they immediately lose their Australian health status. This doesn't mean your dog is banned from coming back, but it will require a bit of work on your part to meet all the health requirements to do so smoothly. Please take a look a this overview of the rules concerning cats and dogs returning to Australia. If you plan…
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    Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews

  • Earthwise Pet – Natural Pet Food and Grooming in Marietta, GA

    naturaldogfoodseo
    23 Apr 2015 | 1:28 pm
    http://www.naturalpetfoodstoremarietta.com Our locally owned pet supplies store strives to offer you the best variety of organic, holistic and natural pet food to help your cat or dog be their… Video Rating: 0 / 5 Earthwise Pet – Natural Pet Food and Grooming in Marietta, GA is a post from: Dog Natural Food - Tips and ...Earthwise Pet – Natural Pet Food and Grooming in Marietta, GA 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: Basic Dog…
  • Don’t feed your pet from a can!!! Why natural dog food rulz!

    naturaldogfoodseo
    19 Apr 2015 | 4:27 pm
    Would you eat dog food? This video will show you why you don’t want to feed your pets commercial pet foods. For the sake of your dog or cats health check out this clip. Don’t feed your pet from a can!!! Why natural dog food rulz! is a post from: Dog Natural Food - Tips ...Don’t feed your pet from a can!!! Why natural dog food rulz! is a post from: Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews See also a free dog food cook book - Recipes For Dog Food Sponsored by this money making blog Natural Dog Food - Related posts: how much food should i feed my dog Dog Bones: The Real Story You…
  • Dog Food Kitchen DVD #1- Healthy Cooking for Dogs- We visit a Dog Food Restaurant

    naturaldogfoodseo
    15 Apr 2015 | 7:29 pm
    The DOG FOOD KITCHEN films are all about preparing easy treats and healthy nutrition for dogs! DVD Volume 1 “Healthy cooking for dogs” shows you fun and easy… Dog Food Kitchen DVD #1- Healthy Cooking for Dogs- We visit a Dog Food Restaurant is a post from: Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews See ...Dog Food Kitchen DVD #1- Healthy Cooking for Dogs- We visit a Dog Food Restaurant 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 Kitchen DVD #1-…
  • Fromm Dog & Cat Food. Healthy, Safe, Wholesome and Unadulterated. Tarpon Springs FL

    naturaldogfoodseo
    11 Apr 2015 | 10:27 pm
    Dog Lovers – The Ultimate Dog & Cat Store 727-937-1705 39934 Us Highway 19 N, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689 http://www.dogloverstarpon.com https://www.facebook.com/dogloversoftarpon Dog Lovers … Video Rating: 0 / 5 Fromm Dog & Cat Food. Healthy, Safe, Wholesome and Unadulterated. Tarpon Springs FL is a post from: Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews See also ...Fromm Dog & Cat Food. Healthy, Safe, Wholesome and Unadulterated. Tarpon Springs FL is a post from: Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews See also a free dog food cook book - Recipes For Dog Food Sponsored by this…
  • Dog Food For Small Dogs With Sensitive Stomachs

    naturaldogfoodseo
    8 Apr 2015 | 1:29 am
    http://tinyurl.com/how-to-make-homemade-dog-food Dog Food For Small Dogs With Sensitive Stomachs – Most of us humans love our pet dogs and hate to see them in pain! The worst pains are very… Dog Food For Small Dogs With Sensitive Stomachs is a post from: Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews See also a free dog food ...Dog Food For Small Dogs With Sensitive Stomachs is a post from: Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews See also a free dog food cook book - Recipes For Dog Food Sponsored by this money making blog Natural Dog Food - Related posts: healthy homemade dog food recipes |…
 
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    Lookie Lou &#38; The TPPC.tv Crew
    2 Apr 2015 | 9:18 am
    We will be on hiatus until June 1, 2015. We have lots of great guests lined up for the second half of the year so stay tuned!
  • Reiki For Scootie Cat With Lymphoma

    Candy Boroditsky and Ming Chee Brown
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:12 am
    Scootie Reiki For Scootie Cat With Lymphoma January 13, 2015 by Reiki Fur Babies Hi there. I just bought a Reiki session for my cat, and realized that I didn’t send you her information. My cat Scootie just turned 16-years-old and she was diagnosed with lymphoma last March. They only expected her to live for a month or so, but bless her, she’s still here 9 months later. I feel like it’s almost time for her to go, and I’m trying to accept it, but it’s not easy. So, I guess what I’d love is for her to have healing if it’s not too late, or if it is, for…
  • Pets Teach Us So Much Radio 158 with Robbin and Joseph Everett

    Lookie Lou &#38; The TPPC.tv Crew
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:05 am
      Pets Teach Us So Much Radio 158 is so happy to welcome back author and blogger, Angie Bailey, talking about her new book, Texts From Mittens. Join us Thursday, April 2 at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tppctv.    
  • Ultimate Guide to BARF Raw Feeding by a Dog Nutrition Blogger

    Kimberly Gauthier
    28 Mar 2015 | 9:44 am
    Ultimate Guide to BARF Raw Feeding by a Dog Nutrition Blogger Raw feeding your dog.   By now, I’m sure most dog owners have heard about raw feeding. There is a lot of information online sharing the benefits and risks associated with the raw food diet for dogs (and cats) and sometimes it’s nice to sit down with another dog owner to get the dish on what’s real and what’s just F.E.A.R. (false evidence appearing real). Keep the Tail Wagging is hosting her annual A to Z Raw Feeding series on Keep the Tail Wagging in April 2015 where I’ll be sharing everything…
  • Kids and Dog Sports

    Lookie Lou &#38; The TPPC.tv Crew
    18 Mar 2015 | 9:19 am
    Rachel and Dobby winning big at the 4-H Show in 2013 TPPC.tv’s, Pets Teach Us So Much Blog and Radio Show welcomes a new millenial voice, Rachel Hart of His Muddy Paw Prints blog.  We are looking forward to reading about Rachel’s adventures with her dogs Dobby and Tessa.  She actively participates in competitions and we are so looking forward to hearing Rachel’s perspective on dog ownership.  Here is more about Rachel: Rachel is a full-time student, dog trainer, and dog mom to Dobby and Tessa. She has had animals in her life for as long as she can remember…
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    Will My Dog Hate Me?

  • Help Madeleine Find Her Voice: Vote!

    Edie Jarolim
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:40 am
    Experts say that every dog needs a job. I am happy to announce that I am giving one to Madeleine. I am about to embark on a Kickstarter campaign for a book that has (almost) nothing to do with dogs, a memoir of my days as a travel editor and writer. I am nevertheless going to exploit the fact that Madeleine is extremely telegenic and give her a speaking role in the promotional video being created for the campaign. I’m sure she will steal the show, though her competition includes a talking camel who is pretty darned appealing too. But what does a talking Madeleine sound…
  • 2014: My Year in (Small) Dogs

    Edie Jarolim
    1 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    In some respects, my post title should really be My Five Months in (Small) Dogs.  I adopted Madeleine at the end of July, and that’s when the terrier-mix parade began–and never stopped. I’ve had more dogs in my home in those five months than I’ve had…ever. Madeleine is not especially dog oriented, but she seems to draw canine crowds. First there were none Of course my dogless months were never entirely dogless. Frankie’s spirit presided over them. It was too painful for me to post much in those days, but I did write the story of how I found…
  • Don’t Go: In Praise of the Occasional Wallow

    Edie Jarolim
    1 Nov 2014 | 9:30 am
    Madeleine is a clever girl, and also a stubborn one. The other day when I was trying to leave to go to the gym, bag in hand, she parked her little butt firmly in the backyard, refusing to come in–even when I called her with a visible piece of food in hand, even when I opened the refrigerator door, a sound that usually gets a really rapid response. I finally had to pick her up and bring her indoors. As I recently wrote, I am very glad I adopted Madeleine. Allowing happiness into your life is a good thing, as is looking on the bright side, if you can do it without nauseating all the…
  • Catching Happiness

    Edie Jarolim
    26 Oct 2014 | 6:01 am
    This past week, I was feeling a little sorry for myself. I wanted to buy myself something nice for my birthday but decided I was too broke even to get the new tennis shoes I need. I was wallowing. I do that. I’m a wallower. I try not to wallow in public too much, so as not to get a reputation for walking around with a cloud over my head, but mild misery is my default mode. My comfort zone. Joe Btfsplk. If you’re as old as I am, you’ll remember him. Then I thought about last year’s birthday. Talk about misery. I had made a commitment to say farewell to Frankie in…
  • Meet Madeleine

    Edie Jarolim
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:35 am
    So last week this happened: I adopted a dog. She’s about four years old and weighs 12.2 pounds. She came with the name Madeleine and I like the gravitas of that, though she is very small and very lively so I don’t think anyone will blame me if I start calling her Maddie. I didn’t exactly intend to adopt her. I mean, I’d been inching my way towards thinking about adoption. I’d started ogling adoption sites. I visited the local shelter and, the same day, attended a few adoption events. But I didn’t find “my” dog, the dog that spoke to my heart,…
 
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    Dogblog

  • (REUTERS) - Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory...

    23 Apr 2015 | 1:03 pm
    (REUTERS) - Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory reported today the escape of Prototype M32 from Project Pinecone, a top-secret initiative rumored to be an attempt to create “the ultimate dog.” Prototype M32 is still at large, and all citizens of the San Francisco Bay Area have been asked to remain on high alert for the foreseeable future; all sightings should be reported to the Project Pinecone administrators through the usual channels.(dog 721)
  • Who needs a hand moving? You? What about you? These dudes just...

    8 Apr 2015 | 2:12 pm
    Who needs a hand moving? You? What about you? These dudes just gotta go drop some TVs off at Merle’s and then they’re gonna swing back around. Make sure to have all your stuff ready, nobody wants to sit here and watch your dumb ass pack.(dog 720)
  • [somewhere, off in the distance, a banjo starts to play]You want...

    25 Mar 2015 | 1:07 pm
    [somewhere, off in the distance, a banjo starts to play]You want them bagels, son, you gon’ have to pass by the Hound of Judgment first. Hound, he gon’ tell you whether you deserve them bagels.[spit]More likely'n not, you gon’ get a pass. Hound of Judgment’s takin’ ‘er easy today. Hound figures it’s time to relax a little. Go get you a bagel already. What you standin’ there for.(dog 719)
  • A typical example of the Z-59 Chair Dog series (brown)...

    18 Mar 2015 | 2:26 pm
    A typical example of the Z-59 Chair Dog series (brown) manufactured by Chrysler from 1998-2012 before losing the license to an aggressive brand expansion by LG. The Z-59 series was optimized for travel and storage beneath most standard-height indoor/outdoor chairs, but the energy:mass ratio that resulted from its small size produced a vibration fault in its power plant that would never be fully eliminated; most Z-59 owners resorted to after-market solutions (seen here) to correct or minimize fluctuations.(dog 718)
  • Stare at this image for sixty seconds and then close your eyes...

    11 Mar 2015 | 1:22 pm
    Stare at this image for sixty seconds and then close your eyes to get a fair approximation of what a dog ghost probably looks like.(dog 717)
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    Dog Jaunt

  • Lummi Island’s Willows Inn: World-class dining, dog-friendly lodging options

    Mary-Alice
    22 Apr 2015 | 11:18 am
    I’d known for years that the Willows Inn, on a small island about two hours north of Seattle, is a destination for folks who love eating well, and then I learned that it allows pet dogs to join guests in two of its rooms. Sign me up, I thought — this’ll be an epic dog jaunt. Long story short: It is, but with a couple of caveats. Please note that we paid for our stay at the Willows Inn — I will always tell you when someone else has paid for any or all of something I’m reviewing. Willows Inn has a variety of lodging options, but folks traveling with pet dogs have a less…
  • Reader’s report: Oscar the Dachshund in a large SturdiBag (on an Air Canada 777-200 LR)

    Mary-Alice
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    For years, I’ve been sending Dachshund owners to the Sleepypod Air, an unusually long and low carrier with Sleepypod’s usual great design and quality. And that’s what I did with reader Jenny, who dutifully bought one for Oscar, her Dachshund (followers of Dog Jaunt’s Facebook page will remember that Jenny and Oscar are the co-founders of Cheeky Dog Bakery, based in Dublin, Ireland). Jenny liked the Air, up to a point, but felt that it didn’t give Oscar enough room to turn around — so her next purchase was the large SturdiBag I recommend so often. She wrote to…
  • Large, but still workable, in-cabin pet carrier: Teafco Argo Petagon

    Mary-Alice
    13 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Those of you who follow Dog Jaunt’s Facebook page will know that I first saw this carrier in a celebrity shot in the Daily Mail: Julianne Hough was carrying it through an airport, and my eyes lit up because in it was a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel just like Chloe. Photo from the Daily Mail Workable in-cabin carriers for larger small dogs are rare. I figured out the bag’s brand and model, bought one, and took it on a flight — and then my life got very complicated indeed, and I forgot everything I’d learned about the Teafco Argo Petagon. I have these pictures to show you,…
  • Chloe and the world’s largest chili pepper (with bonus Las Cruces, NM hotel)

    Mary-Alice
    10 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    We haven’t done Photo Friday in a while, and what better way to get back in gear than a picture of Chloe with the world’s largest chili pepper? The pepper is in a walled enclosure, complicating Chandler’s efforts to get the whole vegetable in the frame It’s a vast concrete sculpture in the parking lot of the America’s Best Value Inn in Las Cruces, NM, designed, as Roadside America puts it, “to entice travelers to notice this hotel rather than the ones lacking giant chili peppers.” It’s a hoot in itself, but the bonus is that the hotel it…
  • New favorite traveling pet water bowl: Cycle Dog’s Trail Buddy Bowl

    Mary-Alice
    8 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    I keep a collapsible water bowl in my purse, and in our cars, and for years my choice was Canine Hardware’s Hydro Bowl — as I said back in 2009, “it’s small enough to fit in my purse or a pocket. Unfolded, it’s sturdy enough to stay reliably upright, it’s shallow, and its opening is wide and holds its shape pretty well. (Chloe gets spooked when her bowls close their jaws shut on her muzzle.) It’s also definitely waterproof.” After years of use, the Hydro Bowl finally wore out along its fold lines, and started leaking. That’s not a complaint — five years is…
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    Miniature Schnauzer Blog

  • My Baby Boy Kloeber

    23 Apr 2015 | 6:09 am
    Kloeber was 12 years old (people years). We got him when I was 6 months old. I couldn't have imagined life with out my baby. Kloeber died on Monday, September
  • My Sweet Sweet Fighter Tucker

    14 Apr 2015 | 3:34 pm
    Tucker was my canine enigma. She was diary with lymphoma in late January 2015 and lost her battle today, April 12th. She was a fighter up until the end
  • Our Sweet Bailey Boo

    10 Apr 2015 | 3:53 am
    BAILEY, You were with us for 14 years and 9 months and we did not dream today would be your last. Oh how my heart cries to have you back but I know that
  • My good boy Joey

    10 Apr 2015 | 3:52 am
    Joey I miss you so much. Heartbroken when I had to let you go. What a personality! So smart! You turned on water taps, lights and made music with Your
  • Our darling Oskar

    10 Apr 2015 | 3:45 am
    Our beautiful boy, Oskar, was born on 1st October 2000. It was the same day of the closing ceremony of the Sydney Olympics. He arrived in our home at
 
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    Grouchy Puppy Dog Blog

  • Discover why senior dogs rule: Fall in love with Cassidy

    Sharon Castellanos
    26 Apr 2015 | 2:12 pm
    You will understand why senior dogs rule when you meet this adorable dog. They don’t get much sweeter than Cassidy! This gentle giant can’t help but bring smiles to the faces of everyone that meets her.   She may be considered a senior, but Cassidy would still love to be your dog-friendly, outdoor adventure buddy! Cassidy is such a special girl and deserves a special home to spoil her rotten. We think Cassidy is around 8 years young, weighing close to 60 lbs. Meet her at Muttville on Rescue Row in San Francisco.          Related…
  • Giving thanks to the compassionate veterinarians around the world

    Sharon Castellanos
    25 Apr 2015 | 11:11 am
    April 25, 2015 is World Veterinary Day. I'm giving thanks to Dr. Morris and Dr. Van Horn who both cared for my dog Cleo in her prime and on her last day with us. They showed nothing but compassion, and offered sensitive yet pragmatic counseling to our family.          Related StoriesFun and easy ways for dog lovers to celebrate Earth DayIs your dog's identification information current?Are you prepared if your dog needs first aid? 
  • Fun and easy ways for dog lovers to celebrate Earth Day

    Sharon Castellanos
    22 Apr 2015 | 11:20 am
    We love our dogs and we love our planet. When thinking about how to celebrate Earth Day with your dog, there are lots of fun and easy ways your family can become eco-friendly and go green! First stop, the cute department. Consider having dog bedding that is eco-friendly such as one from the Little Green Dog, or reuse your old soft clothing inside a Molly Mutt dog bed. Four years ago we tried this and our dog loved the results! [Easy Dog Bed Project] What are other easy ways for you and your dog to be more green? Try natural cleaning products for your home Use biodegradable poop bags, or…
  • Discover why senior dogs rule: Fall in love with Captain

    Sharon Castellanos
    19 Apr 2015 | 1:30 pm
    You will discover why senior dogs rule when you meet the handsome Captain. He's a sweet Chihuahua hoping to be a member of your family and crew. He may appear a bit shy at first, but that’s because of all the recent transitions in his life. We’re sure that with enough TLC and belly rubs Captain will come out of his shell and into your lap! Captain is an angel! His only sound is an excited chirp when his foster takes him to the dog park or when he meets another dog on their walks. Captain is happiest in the company of other dogs, or snuggling with his person. We think Captain is 9…
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    VPI Hambone Award

  • Most Common Medical Conditions for Dogs and Cats

    Ryan
    14 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Just like their human counterparts, our petsrequire regular medical attention to treat minor ailments. While common issues such as ear infections and skin allergies are rarely life-threatening, they can be unexpected and expensive.Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI) policyholders spent more than $68 million in 2014 to treat the 10 most common medical conditions affecting their pets. VPI, the nation’s first and largest provider of pet health insurance, recently sorted through its database of more than 525,000 insured pets to determine the top medical conditions that prompted veterinary visits…
  • VPI Pet Names Are Undefeated

    Ryan
    8 Apr 2015 | 11:03 am
    This week, Duke won the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. With undefeated Kentucky a huge favorite, not many experts predicted Duke to win, but VPI did. Before the start of March Madness, VPI released its prediction for the winner based on its pet names data. To determine a favorite, VPI scoured its database of over 525,000 insured pets to find which pet names were the most popular amongst the teams competing in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. The results revealed Duke as the most popular school name with 1,556 VPI insured pets sharing the moniker. This isn’t VPI’s first…
  • VPI Reveals March Madness Pet Names

    Ryan
    16 Mar 2015 | 3:14 pm
    UPDATE: VPI pet names called it! Duke has won the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament! This year’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament has an animal loving vibe with 12 teams sporting dog or cat related nicknames. But which team will have the pet power to cut down the nets on April 6 in Indianapolis? Will it be the Wildcats – Kentucky, Villanova or Arizona? Or, will the championship go to the dogs – Gonzaga, Virginia or Butler?  To predict the 2015 champion, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation’s first and largest provider of pet health insurance, analyzed its…
  • VPI Reveals St. Patrick’s Day Inspired Pet Names and Dog Breeds

    Ryan
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:32 am
    In the spirit of St. Patrick’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 find the five most common Irish dog breeds, Irish beer-inspired pet names, and St. Patrick’s Day monikers. Below are the results (total number of pets enrolled/sharing name in parenthesis): The Irish wolfhound didn’t stray far from its Emerald Isle roots with the most common name amongst the breed being the traditional Irish surname, “Finnegan.” Other popular Irish themed monikers…
  • Mini Dachshund Saves Pack from Becoming Rattlesnake Snack

    Ryan
    1 Mar 2015 | 12:27 pm
    Rocky the red haired miniature dachshund is the leader of Ernest Gee’s pack of pint sized pooches at their home in San Diego, Calif. Among the three miniature dachshunds and two tiny Chihuahuas at the Gee family home, 6-year-old Rocky is the protector, constantly keeping watch over his brothers and sisters. However, Rocky’s bravery was put to the ultimate test when he had to defend his pack from a hungry rattlesnake that wandered into their yard, leaving Rocky fighting for his life. Rocky’s courageous battle and heartwarming recovery have earned him the title of March’s “Most…
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    Bunny's Blog

  • Alley Cat Allies recognizes veterinarians' key role in cat health and dispelling myths

    Vicki Cook
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:08 am
    This Saturday, April 25, Alley Cat Allies observes World Veterinary Day by recognizing veterinarians and their crucial role in protecting cats.Veterinarians not only serve their communities by providing care and treatment for cats, they are also vital sources of information about cats and cat health.This year’s World Veterinary Day theme is “Vector-Borne Diseases with a Zoonotic Potential,” which is a subject veterinarians are often asked about regarding outdoor cats.As experts, veterinarians are uniquely positioned to answer questions from the public and dispel common myths about…
  • Human medication tops list of ASPCA animal poison concerns

    Vicki Cook
    19 Apr 2015 | 6:22 pm
    Via ASPCA.org -The ASPCA and its Animal Poison Control Center have revealed that human medications again top of the list of toxins most commonly ingested by pets, according to cases handled by the APCC.The ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center handled more than 167,000 cases in 2014 involving pets exposed to possibly poisonous substances. Nearly 16 percent of those calls (26,407 cases) were from owners whose pets got into medicines intended for human use, putting this category at the top of the toxin list for the seventh straight year.“Just like children, our pets explore the world with…
  • Blog the Change: Learn Canine Body Language

    Vicki Cook
    14 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    For the past year or so, I have been in my own little world posting once or twice a week about animal welfare organizations and various brands that help promote animal-related causes. But today is special – because today is Blog the Change Day – and I want to share what I have been doing for the past two years as part of my “day job”.In 2013, I approached Penny Layne, a Certified Professional Dog Trainer with 20 years experience in training people and their pets. I became aware through a mutual friend that Penny was doing dog bite prevention training for new and expectant parents, as…
  • Petco launches video series to increase awareness for pet adoption

    Vicki Cook
    12 Apr 2015 | 7:43 am
    Via PRNewswire - Petco has announced the launch of the "Think Adoption First" video series, a documentary-style series featuring celebrity pet parents reflecting on the impact their adopted pets have had on their lives.The first videos in the series feature professional surfer Taylor Knox, professional skateboarder and rally cross driver Bucky Lasek, Tyson Ross of the San Diego Padres, and roller derby athlete Bonnie Thunders.The series affirms the company's commitment to a "Think Adoption First" philosophy to encourage prospective pet parents to consider adopting a homeless pet and help…
  • Five life-saving tips for spring kitten season

    Vicki Cook
    9 Apr 2015 | 6:34 am
    As springtime begins so too does kitten season, and Alley Cat Allies, the nation’s largest advocacy organization dedicated to cats, offers five easy ways people can help cats and kittens this season.“If you come across a kitten outdoors, you may be tempted to bring her home with you, but that may not be the best thing for the kitten,” said Becky Robinson, president and founder of Alley Cat Allies.“Deciding whether to take a kitten home with you or leave her where she is should be carefully considered based on the individual kitten’s situation and age.”Alley Cat Allies offers the…
 
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    Cat Man Do | Dr. Arnold Plotnick

  • Dr. Arnold Plotnick Now a Writer for Catster

    Brad Reason
    25 Apr 2015 | 2:30 pm
    As many of you know, in addition to my veterinary work, I also am a writer. I have this blog, Cat Man Do, and I am the former medical editor (and now frequent contributor) to Catnip magazine.  I was the Ask the Vet columnist for Cat Fancy for many years.  Sadly, Cat Fancy folded, and was replaced by a new magazine, CatsterI am happy to report that I’ve just been offered (and I’ve accepted) a position with Catster as the writer of their new column, “Body Parts”.  This will be a fun, informative look at the different body parts of the cat - where they are…
  • Response to the Story of the Vet that Shot a Cat with an Arrow

    Arnold Plotnick
    22 Apr 2015 | 3:30 pm
    I feel I have to chime in about Kristen Lindsey, the Texas veterinarian who killed a feral cat by shooting an arrow into its head (warning, the graphic photo is shown), and then posting a sickening, graphic, brutal photo of it (which I will NOT post here) while gleefully bragging about what she had done. I am a cat veterinarian and well-known cat lover.  Cats are my life, personally and professionally.  When this story hit, it was appalling on so many levels that it really has taken me a few days to sort it all out.  Where does one even begin?The first place this hits…
  • Crispy the Cat and her New Challenges

    Arnold Plotnick
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    MAR 17, 2015 8:00pm - In 2001, while working at the ASPCA, I encountered a kitten in their hospital’s ICU. She was one of the cruelty cases. Some horrible person had put her in very hot water. The tips of her ears fell off, as did her tail. The doctors and staff at the ASPCA took excellent care of her, slathering burn cream on her wounds and tending to her medical needs. I vowed, if she survived this ordeal, that I would take her home and make sure the remainder of her life was completely trauma free.I kept my word. The little diva, who I dubbed “Crispy”, turned out to be the most…
  • Georgia Engel and Dr. Arnold Plotnick

    Brad Reason
    17 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Simply wonderful! Georgia Engel - star of film, television, and stage - lover of felines - brought her cat in to see Dr. Plotnick at Manhattan Cat Specialists for a check-up. She is known for her role as Georgette Franklin Baxter on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and has also appeared on The Love Boat, Coach, The Office, Mork and Mindy, Fantasy Island, Passions, just to name a few.  We were all star-struck here at the cat hospital.
  • Lymph Node Enlargement in the Cat

    Arnold Plotnick
    12 Mar 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Lymph Node Enlargement in the CatWe’ve all heard of lymph nodes, but what exactly are they?  What do they do?  And why be concerned when they become enlarged?As a feline veterinarian, I perform dozens of physical examinations every week.  Every veterinarian performs the physical exam in his or her own style, making sure to evaluate all body systems thoroughly.  Assessment of the lymph nodes is unquestionably a part of every veterinarian’s physical exam.  The lymphatic system is an arm of the immune system that plays a role in the development of the body’s immune…
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    WeHeartPets

  • ‘Do these people even talk to each other?': Kerry says Obama drew red line [video]

    admin
    26 Apr 2015 | 10:56 am
    Hmmmm RT @McCormackJohn: Kerry just now: "the president drew the red line" — Adam Kredo (@Kredo0) September 4, 2013 What. A. Farce. Just hours after President Obama falsely proclaimed that “the world” is responsible for drawing the “red line” on Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry put the crayon firmly back in POTUS’ hand: Kerry just asked #HousePanel when Obama drew "red line publicly," 8hrs after Obama said he didn't draw a #RedLine — Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) September 4, 2013 The money quote: “What was the date…
  • Senate votes 64–34 to suspend debt ceiling until May

    admin
    25 Apr 2015 | 11:05 am
    this debt-ceiling-doesn't-apply-until-random-date-in-May bill is among odder things on track to become law. that's saying something. — Rick Klein (@rickklein) January 31, 2013 Whether you agree it’s one of the odder things to become law, there’s no question that a suspension of the nation’s $16.4 billion debt ceiling will soon have the president’s blessing. The House voted on Jan. 23 to kick the can down the road, and the Senate voted 64-34 today to do the same. By and large, Senate Rs were NOT on board with House Rs’ debt ceiling bill. 34 GOP…
  • I Hate When I'm Trying To Pull The Blankets..

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    24 Apr 2015 | 11:01 am
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  • Carl Reiner trying to put Hillary Clinton in touch with an advertising pro

    admin
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:54 am
    @@HillaryClinton Meet Carisa Bianchi. As Pres of Chait/day Ad Agency In 24yrs billed billions.Want to aid in your endeavors. Please call me — carl reiner (@carlreiner) June 12, 2014 Carl Reiner has proven that he’s a fan of President Obama, but now it seems he’d like to help Hillary on the PR side (he must have heard about the horrible financial struggles). Seen a few too many gaffes lately for your liking, Mr. Reiner? Related: #HillaryIsSoPoor: How poor is she? Read more:…
  • My Son Found A New Favorite

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    22 Apr 2015 | 10:54 am
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  • Inmates at Indiana Prison Help Shelter Cats (VIDEO)

    14 Apr 2015 | 8:27 pm
    Inmates are caring for homeless cats at a Indiana prison. The new program started at Pendleton prison has benefited both the inmates and felines. The dozen cats are from the no-kill Animal Protection League in Anderson, IN. Maleah Stringer, director of the Animal Protection League, said,“I’ve had offenders tell me when they got an animal, it was the first time they can remember they were allowing themselves to care about something, to love something. That’s a pretty powerful statement."
  • Happy 27th Birthday to the World's Oldest Cat! (VIDEO)

    13 Mar 2015 | 7:19 pm
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  • Man Builds Cat Paradise for His 15 Rescue Kitties (VIDEO)

    25 Jan 2015 | 1:47 pm
    Peter Cohen, a Southern California builder, turned his house into a delightful kitty playground for 15 rescue cats. As reported by houzz.com, the builder constructed catwalks, tunnels, spirals and platforms throughout his home for his beloved felines.You can read the full story here: Houzz TV: Watch These Rescued Cats Make a House Their Playland.
  • NYC Bodega Cats Tell Their Stories (VIDEO)

    2 Nov 2014 | 3:44 pm
    Watch the videos and see what these working cats have to say about their jobs.Bodega Cat in Ridgewood, QueensBodega Cat on the Upper West Side, NYC Bodega Cat in Corona, QueensBodega Cat in Sunset Park,  BrooklynBodega Cat in Park Slope, Brooklyn  with thanks to WNYC.org for this feature: Bodega Cats In Their Own Words 
  • Rescue Cat Saves Owner from Burning House (VIDEO)

    16 Sep 2014 | 5:06 pm
    Sally the cat is a hero. The tabby cat saved the life of her owner, Craig Jeeves, when his house burst into flames in the middle of the night. The house was completely destroyed."She was standing on my head screaming, the loudest scream I've ever heard from a cat screaming at me and then I smelt the smoke and jumped out of bed," Jeeves said as reported by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.The Melbourne Australian man adopted the cat several years ago from an animal shelter. By saving his life, Jeeves told the IB Times UK, she had returned the favor.2 paws up, Sally!If you are a fan…
 
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  • Top Tips to Help Your Pet In An Emergency (from the AVMA)

    Kevin Myers
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:54 am
    Accidents happen – sometimes pets get injured, eat the wrong foods, get bitten, cut, or even have seizures.  But, there are ways you can help on the way to the vet. As Dr. Doug Aspros, Former President of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) says, “You can’t be over-prepared. Do your thinking and planning when … Continue reading Top Tips to Help Your Pet In An Emergency (from the AVMA) →
  • For Our Canadian Friends

    Kevin Myers
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:53 pm
      We stand with our Canadian friends as they deal with this senseless tragedy. We are proud to be your friends and neighbors.
  • Is My Pet Dog or Cat at Risk for Catching or Transmitting Ebola?

    Kevin Myers
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:36 am
    With all the hyperbole about Ebola in the news, the question about whether this disease is transmissible to and from our pets is still an open one with no definite answers. But according to the CDC’s “Questions and Answers about Ebola and Pets”, the probability seems low, as reflected in the following statements: The ongoing epidemic … Continue reading Is My Pet Dog or Cat at Risk for Catching or Transmitting Ebola? →
  • Dr. Sophia Yin

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

    Kevin Myers
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:51 am
    With fall approaching, our dogs check the weather blogs daily in anticipation of their favorite season. Fall is a cornucopia of activities our K9 companions live for. The following, incomplete list of activities are on many a dog’s fall itinerary.   Cool weather changes an older dog’s brain to the point where they figure a … Continue reading Fall Activities for your Dog →
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  • MADRA Dogathon 2015

    Peter
    1 Apr 2015 | 4:17 am
    MADRA’s Dogathon 2015 promises to be a great family day out. This year their fundraising Paws on the Prom dog walk will take place on Sunday 17th May at Southpark, Claddagh to Blackrock, Salthill, Galway. There will also be exhibitor stands with advice on canine nutrition, healthcare and training. Registration fee: Adult €10 / Child €5 Family (2 adults & 2 children) €25 Registration in advance is essential (no later than 11th May). All participants will also need to register at the Claddagh Hall on the day of the event between 11.30 am and 12.45 pm. To register for the MADRA…
  • What is your dog thinking?

    Peter
    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

    Peter
    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

    Peter
    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

    Peter
    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.
 
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  • Spring Puppies With Mississauga Dog Training

    Clint Cora
    22 Apr 2015 | 7:07 am
    Spring Puppies Now that winter is finally over, we are now seeing a return of both dogs and dog owners outside at the local Mississauga leash free dog parks lately.  This is always nice to see.  Also, there seems to be many spring puppies coming out. Spring just happens to be a great time for Mississauga dog training especially with opportunities outdoors when the weather is nice.  It’s one thing to see a lot of dogs enjoying the outdoors again after the long cold winter but we want to see well behaved dogs too who listen to their owners. Mississauga Dog Training Opportunities…
  • Will Indoor Potty Training Confuse Puppies Dogs?

    Clint Cora
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:13 am
    Indoor Potty Training For Puppies We had our first Midweek dog walk of the spring season with our Mississauga GTA Small Dogs Outings Meetup group last night and it was a success.  We had five small dogs come out and the other ones besides Chester and Roxie were new. So the participants yesterday represented new doggie friends for my Lhasa Apso dogs.  We even got interest from a few other local dogs when they saw our group.  These locals probably never get to encounter so many small dogs at once so it was like a sudden dog party for them! One of our new members brought a six month old Shih…
  • My Lhasa Apso Dogs Are Ten Years Old Now!

    Clint Cora
    14 Apr 2015 | 6:07 am
    Lhasa Apso Dogs Ten Years Old I can’t believe that my puppies Chester and Roxie, both Lhasa Apso dogs from the same litter, are now ten years old!  Where has time gone? I have all sorts of feelings upon this fact.  Fortunately, both Chester and Roxie are in pretty good health especially now that Chester has his EPI well controlled.  Roxie hasn’t had any significant health problems since getting a UTI when she was a puppy and the only thing I have to watch out with her is that one of her ears are prone to ear infections every few months. I am very keen on keeping both as healthy…
  • If You Had To Walk Your Dog During This Cold Winter

    Clint Cora
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:12 am
    Cold Winter Dog Walks As you know by now, having to walk your dog during winter in regions where there are real cold and snowy winters is a lot different compared to other seasons.  There are several different challenges that came up during the winter time that do not come up during the other three seasons of the year. Cold Temperatures During Winter The obvious challenge especially this past winter is keeping warm for not only your dog but also yourself.  Dogs with more hair can obviously take more cold than those without much fur.  For example, my Lhasa Apsos and Huskies will be able to…
  • This Was Coldest Winter For Dogs In Ontario Canada

    Clint Cora
    11 Mar 2015 | 5:35 am
    Coldest Winter For Ontario Dogs It’s been announced that we just had the coldest February here in Ontario, Canada on record and there wasn’t a single day last month when the temperatures went above zero Celcius.  Needless to say, it’s been the coldest winter for our Ontario dogs.  Now in mid March, the temperatures have finally warmed up. My Lhasa Apsos Chester and Roxie got on their Muttluks dog boots only a few times this winter on dog walks to the park.  Most days were just too cold and windy to make even a short dog walk comfortable.  So instead of our typical on…
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  • Natural Pesticides For The Bird Room

    diane
    8 Apr 2015 | 6:11 am
    Is There Such A Thing As Bird Safe Pest Control? One of the most important issues we face as bird owners is keeping them happy and healthy. We spend so much money on their cages or aviaries, their food and accessories, that we often forget about the pesticides that are necessary to keep small bugs […] The post Natural Pesticides For The Bird Room appeared first on Blog.birdsupplies.com. Related posts: Bird Cage Cleaner: Stop Scrubbing Bird Cages Now! 3 Natural Bird Calming Medicine Solutions Natrapet Bird Bath
  • Choosing A First Bird – 4 Popular First Birds

    diane
    10 Mar 2015 | 6:02 pm
    Choosing a first bird takes planning. When it comes to parrots, too many new owners start by getting in over their heads. They often start out with grandiose plans for big, beautiful birds, but they end up with one that is too large, too loud, too expensive, and ultimately, too much to handle. Sadly, their […] The post Choosing A First Bird – 4 Popular First Birds appeared first on Blog.birdsupplies.com. Related posts: Basketball for Parakeets? Bird Tricks For Small Birds Best New African Grey Toys for 2013 Bird Tricks & Treats
  • What Size Feather Plucking Vest or Bird Collar Do I Need?

    diane
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:15 am
    Hi there, I’m really hoping you will be able to help me. I am a veterinary nurse and have rescued a mistreated Galah Cockatoo. She has a severe plucking problem and is currently on antibiotics to help with the wounds. I have tried a standard plastic bird e collar for her but she got greatly […] The post What Size Feather Plucking Vest or Bird Collar Do I Need? appeared first on Blog.birdsupplies.com. Related posts: Feather Sweaters for Feather Plucking Parrots! Are There Feather Plucking Supplements for Parrots About Feather Plucking and Dry Skin
  • Are There Feather Plucking Supplements for Parrots

    diane
    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 Blog.birdsupplies.com. 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?

    diane
    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 Blog.birdsupplies.com. Related posts: Body Language of Biting Parrots Bird Supplies for Medium Parrots Where In The World Would Your Bird Sleep?
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  • Special Introductory Offer

    Zoom Room
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:48 pm
    Keep Fit & Active With Your Dog SPECIAL OFFER FOR NEW CLIENTS: $18 FOR ANY TWO CLASSES! For new clients we’re offering a great deal. FOR ONLY $18 you can try out any TWO of our small group classes. (This introductory offer is normally priced at $36.) Choose from Agility, Obedience, or Puppy classes, or […]
  • Special Offer for Yelpers

    Charlotte
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:54 am
    INTRODUCTORY OFFER: YELP $18 for ANY TWO CLASSES Enjoy any two group classes for half off our usual price! Cannot be combined with any other offers. Offer valid for new clients only. Limit 1/household. Expires 12/31/15. To redeem: present this coupon on your mobile device. Or click here to purchase online and use promo code […]
  • Special Offer for Yelpers

    Sherman Oaks
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:52 am
    INTRODUCTORY OFFER: YELP $18 for ANY TWO CLASSES Enjoy any two group classes for half off our usual price! Cannot be combined with any other offers. Offer valid for new clients only. Limit 1/household. Expires 12/31/15. To redeem: present this coupon on your mobile device. Or click here to purchase online and use promo code […]
  • Special Offer for Yelpers

    Hollywood
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:52 am
    INTRODUCTORY OFFER: YELP $18 for ANY TWO CLASSES Enjoy any two group classes for half off our usual price! Cannot be combined with any other offers. Offer valid for new clients only. Limit 1/household. Expires 12/31/15. To redeem: present this coupon on your mobile device. Or click here to purchase online and use promo code […]
  • Special Offer for Yelpers

    Culver City
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:49 am
    INTRODUCTORY OFFER: YELP $18 for ANY TWO CLASSES Enjoy any two group classes for half off our usual price! Cannot be combined with any other offers. Offer valid for new clients only. Limit 1/household. Expires 12/31/15. To redeem: present this coupon on your mobile device. Or click here to purchase online and use promo code […]
 
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  • Discover why senior dogs rule: Fall in love with Cassidy

    Sharon Castellanos
    26 Apr 2015 | 2:12 pm
    You will understand why senior dogs rule when you meet this adorable dog. They don’t get much sweeter than Cassidy! This gentle giant can’t help but bring smiles to the faces of everyone that meets her.   She may be considered a senior, but Cassidy would still love to be your dog-friendly, outdoor adventure buddy! Cassidy is such a special girl and deserves a special home to spoil her rotten. We think Cassidy is around 8 years young, weighing close to 60 lbs. Meet her at Muttville on Rescue Row in San Francisco.          Related…
  • Giving thanks to the compassionate veterinarians around the world

    Sharon Castellanos
    25 Apr 2015 | 11:11 am
    April 25, 2015 is World Veterinary Day. I'm giving thanks to Dr. Morris and Dr. Van Horn who both cared for my dog Cleo in her prime and on her last day with us. They showed nothing but compassion, and offered sensitive yet pragmatic counseling to our family.          Related StoriesFun and easy ways for dog lovers to celebrate Earth DayIs your dog's identification information current?Are you prepared if your dog needs first aid? 
  • Fun and easy ways for dog lovers to celebrate Earth Day

    Sharon Castellanos
    22 Apr 2015 | 11:20 am
    We love our dogs and we love our planet. When thinking about how to celebrate Earth Day with your dog, there are lots of fun and easy ways your family can become eco-friendly and go green! First stop, the cute department. Consider having dog bedding that is eco-friendly such as one from the Little Green Dog, or reuse your old soft clothing inside a Molly Mutt dog bed. Four years ago we tried this and our dog loved the results! [Easy Dog Bed Project] What are other easy ways for you and your dog to be more green? Try natural cleaning products for your home Use biodegradable poop bags, or…
  • Discover why senior dogs rule: Fall in love with Captain

    Sharon Castellanos
    19 Apr 2015 | 1:30 pm
    You will discover why senior dogs rule when you meet the handsome Captain. He's a sweet Chihuahua hoping to be a member of your family and crew. He may appear a bit shy at first, but that’s because of all the recent transitions in his life. We’re sure that with enough TLC and belly rubs Captain will come out of his shell and into your lap! Captain is an angel! His only sound is an excited chirp when his foster takes him to the dog park or when he meets another dog on their walks. Captain is happiest in the company of other dogs, or snuggling with his person. We think Captain is 9…
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  • Get to the Root of the Problem This National Hairball Awareness Day

    Kathryn
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Anyone with a cat will know that hairballs are no fun. National Hairball Awareness Day—founded by the National Museum of Health and Medicine—is a great day to hear the hairy details about hairballs and get to the root of the Read More
  • Nonprofit Series: Helping Families with The Farley Foundation

    Kathryn
    22 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    In 2014, Trupanion members donated over $104,000 to nonprofit animal welfare organizations across the United States and Canada. We’re now asking you to vote for the next nonprofits we should support. Vote through the online poll at Trupanion.com/trugiving. Voting ends Read More
  • A Lifelong Companion Gets the Care She Needs

    Kathryn
    21 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    “I adopted my dog Lucky when she was a year old.  Her previous owner was in the military and she and her family were being transferred to another state. Around that time, I was going through some difficulties. I wasn’t Read More
  • Nonprofit Series: Best Friends, the Beginning of a Miracle

    Kathryn
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    In 2014, Trupanion members donated over $104,000 to nonprofit animal welfare organizations across the United States and Canada. We’re now asking you to vote for the next nonprofits we should support. Vote through the online poll at Trupanion.com/trugiving. Voting ends Read More
  • Nonprofit Series: The Life-Saving BC SPCA Biscuit Fund

    Kathryn
    18 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    In 2014, Trupanion members donated over $104,000 to nonprofit animal welfare organizations across the United States and Canada. We’re now asking you to vote for the next nonprofits we should support. Vote through the online poll at Trupanion.com/trugiving. Voting ends Read More
 
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  • SPADO The Ultimate Dog Park Fundraiser

    Rebecca Braglio
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:42 am
    The South Philadelphia Association of Dog Owners (SPADO) is proud to announce the ultimate dog park and community experience: Please. On Sunday, May 17th, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., gather with other Philly dog lovers for a day of information, education, services and making new friends. Tickets are  $5 in advance and may be purchased at the park recreation center or just buy on the day of the event for $10. All proceeds will support the renovation of the Columbus Square Park Dog Park. With plenty of room to run inside Christopher Columbus’ city-block-sized-fenced-in-field (enter at the corner…
  • Nextdoor Network – Top Philly Pet Names

    Rebecca Braglio
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:41 am
    How fun is this? Free social network for neighborhoods Nextdoor created this infographic on the top pet names across the country (after all, pets are neighbors, too).  The graphic below was based on 2015 aggregate, anonymous data taken from Nextdoor members who included pet information in their profile settings across more than 56,000 Nextdoor neighborhoods.   Nextdoor was happy to tell ThePhillyDog.com the top ranking pets names in Philadelphia (drumroll please): Bella Bailey Max Molly Lucy Daisy Maggie Charlie Chloe Buddy No Dash? Harumpf. The post Nextdoor Network – Top…
  • Radisson Blu Warwick Becomes Pet Friendly!

    Rebecca Braglio
    22 Apr 2015 | 4:40 am
    Philly has another pet-friendly hotel! In celebration of National Pet Day last week, Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel launched their new pet-friendly rooms with Marnie the Dog on hand (er, paw) to welcome the hotel’s first pet guests and help support local charity City of Elderly Love! Originally opened in 1926, the 301-room historic hotel located in Rittenhouse Square has completed a $20 million renovation, including new pet-friendly rooms. The new pet-friendly rooms include food and water bowls with placemats, pet beds, bones upon request. There’s even a room service menu with Doggie Meatloaf…
  • Puppies In Pastels Easter Egg Hunt

    Rebecca Braglio
    1 Apr 2015 | 4:14 am
    On Saturday, April 4th, 2015 from 12-4 pm, Kazoodles Pet Boutique is hosting a family friendly Doggie Easter Egg Hunt in Jenkintown’s beautiful outdoor Town Square located at Leedom Street & Greenwood Avenue. Sign your pup up for a town-wide egg hunt and the “Strut Your Mutt” fashion show for a chance to win a prize for best dressed! There is a $10 registration fee (for each) to participate in the Egg Hunt and the “Strutt Your Mutt” fashion show – you you can just register at the event. All proceeds will benefit the Pooch Kaboose Dog Rescue group, a…
  • Shelter Behavior Workshop – Register Now!

    Rebecca Braglio
    25 Mar 2015 | 3:26 pm
    Do you love shelter dogs? Do you work or volunteer in a local shelter and are interested in learning more about helping shelter dogs? If so, then you need to check out this amazing opportunity – on May 16 and 17, 2015, local Philadelphia dog trainer Nicole Larocco-Skeehan CPDT-KA of Philly Unleashed is offering a two-day intensive workshop at the Woman’s Humane Society in Bensalem. Whether you are a dog trainer, shelter staff , volunteer, or canine rescue enthusiast you will find value in attending. This workshop will discuss how to build a shelter enrichment, evaluation, and…
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  • Spring Puppies With Mississauga Dog Training

    Clint Cora
    22 Apr 2015 | 7:07 am
    Spring Puppies Now that winter is finally over, we are now seeing a return of both dogs and dog owners outside at the local Mississauga leash free dog parks lately.  This is always nice to see.  Also, there seems to be many spring puppies coming out. Spring just happens to be a great time for Mississauga dog training especially with opportunities outdoors when the weather is nice.  It’s one thing to see a lot of dogs enjoying the outdoors again after the long cold winter but we want to see well behaved dogs too who listen to their owners. Mississauga Dog Training Opportunities…
  • Will Indoor Potty Training Confuse Puppies Dogs?

    Clint Cora
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:13 am
    Indoor Potty Training For Puppies We had our first Midweek dog walk of the spring season with our Mississauga GTA Small Dogs Outings Meetup group last night and it was a success.  We had five small dogs come out and the other ones besides Chester and Roxie were new. So the participants yesterday represented new doggie friends for my Lhasa Apso dogs.  We even got interest from a few other local dogs when they saw our group.  These locals probably never get to encounter so many small dogs at once so it was like a sudden dog party for them! One of our new members brought a six month old Shih…
  • My Lhasa Apso Dogs Are Ten Years Old Now!

    Clint Cora
    14 Apr 2015 | 6:07 am
    Lhasa Apso Dogs Ten Years Old I can’t believe that my puppies Chester and Roxie, both Lhasa Apso dogs from the same litter, are now ten years old!  Where has time gone? I have all sorts of feelings upon this fact.  Fortunately, both Chester and Roxie are in pretty good health especially now that Chester has his EPI well controlled.  Roxie hasn’t had any significant health problems since getting a UTI when she was a puppy and the only thing I have to watch out with her is that one of her ears are prone to ear infections every few months. I am very keen on keeping both as healthy…
  • If You Had To Walk Your Dog During This Cold Winter

    Clint Cora
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:12 am
    Cold Winter Dog Walks As you know by now, having to walk your dog during winter in regions where there are real cold and snowy winters is a lot different compared to other seasons.  There are several different challenges that came up during the winter time that do not come up during the other three seasons of the year. Cold Temperatures During Winter The obvious challenge especially this past winter is keeping warm for not only your dog but also yourself.  Dogs with more hair can obviously take more cold than those without much fur.  For example, my Lhasa Apsos and Huskies will be able to…
  • This Was Coldest Winter For Dogs In Ontario Canada

    Clint Cora
    11 Mar 2015 | 5:35 am
    Coldest Winter For Ontario Dogs It’s been announced that we just had the coldest February here in Ontario, Canada on record and there wasn’t a single day last month when the temperatures went above zero Celcius.  Needless to say, it’s been the coldest winter for our Ontario dogs.  Now in mid March, the temperatures have finally warmed up. My Lhasa Apsos Chester and Roxie got on their Muttluks dog boots only a few times this winter on dog walks to the park.  Most days were just too cold and windy to make even a short dog walk comfortable.  So instead of our typical on…
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  • Mother's Day Sale at For Love of a Dog Jewelry

    25 Apr 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Just in time for Mother's Day!  Shop For Love of a Dog Jewelry and snag a one of a kind gift for your favorite pet loving mom in our Mother's Day Sale!Choose from Dog Mom Jewelry including bracelets and necklaces.  Yes, even special pieces for foster dog moms!We haven't forgotten feline and equine lovers.  All of the cat jewelry and horse jewelry is also on sale now!Remember, all prices at For Love of a Dog include free standard shipping, too.
  • Bebe's Riding Shotgun by Mandy York | Dog Song Saturday

    24 Apr 2015 | 11:00 pm
    It's no secret that we love original songs about dogs and we've got a barking good one by Mandy York for today's Dog Song Saturday at Talking Dogs.   Mandy York is a singer songwriter originally from Corbin, Kentucky (now living near Lexington, KY) who enjoys traditional country music.   Bebe's Riding Shotgun is especially close to her heart because it is true.  Her mini Eskimo dog Bebe really does go everywhere with her in the front seat!Sit. Stay. Relax and enjoy Bebe's Riding Shotgun written by Mandy York and Brandon Maddox.    Fetch more dog songs and music…
  • Tandem Retrieving | Wordless Wednesday

    21 Apr 2015 | 11:00 pm
     Doesn't matter if it is a Flying Squirrel or a Jolly ball.Rosie and Rudy believe in tandem retrieving.
  • Adopt Jackson a #Beagle #Hound #Dog @WaysideWaifs in #KCMO

    19 Apr 2015 | 7:59 am
    Meet Jackson.  He's a 6 year old hound / Beagle mixed breed dog currently available for adoption from Wayside Waifs animal shelter in Kansas City, MO.According to shelter staff and volunteers, Jackson is a goofy, silly, loving boy.  He loves to play fetch and go for walks.  Currently he's learning some agility and seems to be a natural.  Jackson is already housebroken, and knows a wide range of commands.Here's Jackson's adoption message:Hello there! I'm adorable Jackson here, just looking for a brand new home to call my own. It's been sort of a rough ride for me, but I…
  • Please Don't Bark at Jesus | Dog Song Saturday

    17 Apr 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Kick off your weekend with Dog Song Saturday at Talking Dogs.  We love original songs about dogs and today's featured music video is a great one.Please Don't Bark at Jesus was written by Bunk Man as a tribute for his dog, Jack.   Bunk Man lost Jack to brain cancer in January 2014.  His song was a way of expressing his thanks for years of protection, loyalty and friendship.Sit. Stay. Take a moment from your busy day to enjoy Please Don't Bark at Jesus.   Fetch more dog songs and music videos here at Talking Dogs.  You'll be surprised at how many we've collected.
 
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    DogsNow Puppies for Sale

  • Standard Poodle Pups

    26 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    Mom is CKC and dad is AKC/CKC. Pup will be CKC. tails docked/dew claws removed. Family raised and around children.
  • Chiweenie Male 2

    26 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    He has been wormed and will have his first set of shots. His dew claws have been removed and he will come with CKC papers. His Mom is a registered Chihuahua and his father is a registered miniature dachshund. We will also include a purina puppy kit.
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    26 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
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  • Chiweenie Male Puppy

    26 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    He has been wormed and will have his first set of shots. His dew claws have been removed and he will come with CKC papers. His Mom is a registered Chihuahua and his father is a registered miniature dachshund. We will also include a purina puppy kit.
  • Morkie Puppies

    26 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    We have three tiny Morkie babies ready to go. One male and two females.
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    Bev the Boomer! (Beating the Crap out of Cancer!)

  • Live Blogging from the Chemo Chair: Cycle 1.3

    Bev
    21 Apr 2015 | 1:05 pm
    Here I am again, in the chemo chair. This past week has been a mixed bag of ups and downs. On Wednesday, I once again had an Energizer Bunny energy level. Turns out, there is a steroid component in my chemo cocktail. So I took advantage of it. Back in January, just before the sh*t hit the fan, there was a day when the weather cooperated to allow me to take down all the Christmas lights I had put up outside. And they’ve been sitting in various piles in the garage, tangled with the extension cords, waiting to be put away.  It took me most of the day, but my garage is now clean and the…
  • Dating your (Chemo) Mouthwash

    Bev
    16 Apr 2015 | 5:57 pm
    Today has been a slightly tough day for me, emotionally. I think a large part of that is due to the fact that I’m sitting on another constipation issue. So, to get myself out of this blue funk, I’ve taken some Phillips Milk of Magnesia. And tackled a little craft project. One of the side effects of chemotherapy is the possibility of sores in your mouth and/or throat. My Oncology Nurse has given me a recipe for a mouthwash (1 tablespoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 quart of water) that I use to rinse my mouth 4 to 6 times a day. But the mixture is only good for 2 days. I’m…
  • Thanks, Kathy!

    Bev
    14 Apr 2015 | 5:53 pm
  • Live Blogging from the Chemo Chair: Cycle 1.2

    Bev
    14 Apr 2015 | 12:47 pm
    I’m really happy to be able to say that the Anti-Constipation Plan seems to be working. At least, it worked very well this morning. We’ll see what happens the rest of the week. So, here I am for my second chemo treatment. April is Cycle 1. I have 1 treatment per week for 3 weeks, then a vacation week. That makes one cycle. Up until yesterday, I’ve been sharing this experience on a private group on Facebook. I announced Siggy on my Facebook timeline yesterday, and I am overwhelmed and humbled by the responses from my friends. I didn’t know I had so many people who cared…
  • Chemo Cycle 1.1, Sunday and Monday

    Bev
    13 Apr 2015 | 5:03 pm
    I  think yesterday and today have been my lowest points of the week. I just feel blah. Not even “blah!” with an exclamation point. Just, simply, blah. And the constipation has not helped me. I had a conversation with the oncology nurse yesterday. She spoke to the doctor, and then called me back. The doctor recommended 5-ccs of Milk of Magnesia every 12 hours. That’s a whole teaspoon. The normal amount is 2-tablespoons. ONE TEASPOON???? No. I ended up taking the maximum amount (4-tablespoons), and by 8:20 PM found I was once again contorting my body on the porcelain alter.
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    Petplan USA Blog

  • do's and don'ts of dog parks

    24 Apr 2015 | 5:46 am
    As the temperatures heat up (finally!), we turn our thoughts to the great outdoors—dog parks, hiking trails or just vegging out in the grass. This is a perfect time to review some dog park/hiking trail do’s and don’ts.   DON’T! Take your dog to the park if he or she is unhealthy or feeling under the weather. Use a retractable leash. I already feel terrible about retractable leashes, but at a dog park or hiking trail, these are a double batch recipe for disaster. Feed your dog snacks or treats around other dogs. If you are using the dog park in training sessions,…
  • how hot is too hot for your dog?

    21 Apr 2015 | 7:25 am
    We worry about frostbite and hypothermia in pets during the winter months, but spring and summer sun can also wreak havoc on best friends. Heat stroke, or hyperthermia, is not uncommon in warmer months, and although you may associate it with pets left in hot cars, the truth is that heat stroke can occur even in your own backyard.   Last winter, I put together a handy chart to help you decide when it was safe for your pet to spend time outside in the cold weather. Here's another chart to guide you safely through the dog days of summer. I used the same system for the warm weather safety…
  • what's the deal with doga?

    21 Apr 2015 | 6:05 am
    I first witnessed an arguably ill-conceived doga class in San Diego and dismissed it as something only Californians could dream up. Fast-forward to present day and I believe doga is on the right track to becoming something more dog owners should consider as part of their preventive health routine.   What exactly is doga? In simple terms, it’s a basic yoga routine for humans that incorporates a dog. Not a downward-facing dog, but a real, live canine. The dog lays, is held and stretches out beside the human partner as yoga poses are held. It also involves training, focus and…
  • how cold is too cold for your dog?

    21 Apr 2015 | 6:03 am
    It has been bitterly cold outside where I live for the past few weeks, and I really appreciate that my old dog Lester seems to dislike the cold as much as I do. He does his business quickly and runs right back into the house where his bed, still warm, is waiting. My kids, on the other hand, could play outside in the cold all day as if their little bodies don’t even notice!   A common question this time of year is, “How cold is too cold?” The answer is a bit complicated, but last week something happened that made it decidedly less complicated for me. As I was dropping my…
  • you may be surprised which human drug is deadly to cats

    17 Apr 2015 | 8:04 am
    The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) sounded the alarm bell for human topical prescription medications that are used for pain and contain the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) flurbiprofen. These medications are rubbed onto human skin to treat muscle and joint pain and other neuropathies. In addition to the anti-inflammatory flurbiprofen, they also may contain other prescription drugs such as gabapentin and lidocaine to help stave off pain.   But, in the world of veterinary medicine, this human topical medication can be deadly. That’s because dogs and cats just…
 
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    Fidose of Reality

  • Managing a Dog with IVDD

    Carol Bryant
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:06 pm
    The saying goes that life can change in an instant. This saying applies to dogs, too. Felicia Easley knows all too well the reality of this statement. Her once playful 6-year-old Cocker Spaniel mix became paralyzed in March of 2014. Prior to injury, the dog, Bob, was a happy, healthy dog with no major illnesses. “Bob (initially) suffered abrupt and complete paralysis from his hips to his tail; he had no movement and no bowel control.,” Easley says. “It occurred when a friend’s dog was visiting and continually tried to rough house play with Bob. This dog was larger and…
  • Creative Dog Games with Kibble #InspiredByCrafted

    Carol Bryant
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:54 pm
    I am the world’s worst cook. Seriously, I am one of the worst cooks in the world, and long-time readers of this blog know all too well about my culinary misgivings. I am so bad that the folks at The Food Network wanted me to appear as a contestant on their popular television show, Worst Cooks in America (click here to read why I said no).  Just because I lack cooking expertise does not mean my dog should suffer for it. Cooking in small batches with a less processed and more home-cooked feel is all the rage, and rightfully so. Finally, this trend has made its way into mainstream and pet…
  • The Truth About Dog Genetic Testing

    Carol Bryant
    19 Apr 2015 | 9:25 pm
    If you are a purebred dog aficionado, chances are you know what diseases to watch for as your dog ebbs and flows through life. For example, Cocker Spaniels are more prone to certain diseases, like IMHA (immune-mediated hemolytic anemia), than other breeds, so this is something this Cocker mom watches for and hopes never occurs. What happens if you have a mixed breed dog? When a dog arrives at a shelter, shelter workers can only guess at what breeds comprise the dog. Sometimes a history is available at owner surrender time, but in other cases, dogs of uncertain heritage are frequently…
  • Abe Lincoln’s Love of Dogs Book Review and Giveaway

    Carol Bryant
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:31 pm
    I am not much of a Presidential history buff, but I am very interested in the role dogs played in the lives of important people throughout history. It was with great joy, then, that I was made aware of a new book by Matthew Algeo, Abe & Fido: Lincoln’s Love of Animals. Indeed Abe Lincoln had a passion for pets. Since “Fido” is part of our blog namesake, this book, its pages rich in history and a few literal and figurative dog ears, made for a perfect weekend read. This is the type of book that is historic but not mundane and a definite page turner. Here are our top…
  • Why Libraries Should Long Be Utilized

    Carol Bryant
    15 Apr 2015 | 8:42 pm
    The town library saved me from my childhood. There were three things that stole my heart growing up and a few that broke it into pieces. The saving graces of my youth included: Libraries Roller skating Dogs A love affair with the three began in my formidable years and two out of the three are still main staples in my life. Roller skating is the occasional friend but not a bestie as it once was. Books, however, are quite the different story, pun intended. It is this week, in this moment, then that Fidose of Reality celebrates the Big Book of Dogs, Encyclopedia Brown, Judy Blume, and all the…
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    Woof Woof Mama

  • Get Free Canned and Dry Cat Food from Friskies!

    Mama
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:49 am
    Happy CAT-urday to all our cat loving pals! Daisy and I spotted 2 great freebies for cats so head on over and snag some FREE cat food! Great for your own fur ball or as donation items for your favorite local shelter or rescue group. FREE Cat Food Offers Coupon for FREE Can of Friskies Tasty Treasures Cat Food with Bacon (ends 5/8) Request a FREE Sample of Friskies 7 Dry Cat Food (while supplies last) Found a great pet freebie recently? Leave a comment either here on on Facebook to let us know and we’ll share the news!
  • Mother’s Day Flowers for Dog Lovers + Discounts and Promo Codes

    Mama
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:31 am
    Want to surprise your favorite dog-loving mom grandma, or mom-to-be with some super special flowers this Mother’s Day? Check out the a-DOG-able collection of flower arrangements designed especially for dog lovers! Whether the “mom” on your list has human kiddos or fur kids (or both) she will love these super CUTE floral arrangements featuring an adorable pup with personality-plus!  Each one is created and delivered by your local participating florist. Visit 1800flowers.com to view these and more Mother’s Day flowers. Plan ahead and order NOW to get the best discount…
  • Petco Promo Code *FREE Shipping No Minimum* Includes Pet Food

    Mama
    22 Apr 2015 | 11:50 am
    Happy Earth Day everybody! Save time and money when you shop online for pet supplies today at Petco.com. Use Promo Code earthday and get FREE Shipping on all orders. NO minimum purchase is required, so it’s a great chance to spoil your dog or cat with a new toy or bag of treats. We’re super happy to see that Daisy’s favorite brand, Natural Balance Pet Food, is included in the free shipping Petco promo, along with several other natural and premium foods for dogs and cats. Remember that you can save up to an additional 15% if you sign up for Repeat Delivery on pet food! With…
  • PAW-tastic New Mystery Box of Dog Goodies $10 Shipped!

    Mama
    21 Apr 2015 | 1:17 am
    Hey everybody! We’ve got the inside scoop on a super exciting new Mystery Box of Goodies for Dogs, plus an exclusive discount code especially for YOU!!! Our pals over at 13Deals have launched a new Monthly Mystery Box of Dog Goodies and even though it is priced at an amazingly low $19.99 already (average box value is $49+) with free shipping, they are giving Woof Woof Mama readers 50% OFF your first order. Just follow this link and use 13Deals Promo Code: WOOFWOOF50 at checkout (exp. 5/30/15). You’ll snag your dog’s first box of toys, treats and surprises for only $10…
  • GREAT Gift for Mom, Dad or Grad: Kindle Fire HD7 $79 Shipped ($139 reg) *Today ONLY*

    Mama
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:23 am
    The Kindle Fire is an AMAZING yet truly affordable tablet…I know because I have one and even though I also have a Chromebook and an iPad, I find that I use my Kindle most frequently. It does everything my more expensive iPad does but is lighter and because it didn’t cost me a fortune, I’m not nervous about taking with me when I’m on the go. Today ONLY you can snag this Amazon Deal of the Day and score a Kindle Fire HD7 for only $79 ($139 reg.) including FREE Shipping! Go HERE to read the 19,700+ customer reviews and see for yourself why the Kindle Fire is the #1 Best…
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    BunkBlog

  • Game of Pugs

    Human
    13 Apr 2015 | 2:56 am
  • It’s not easy being a parent

    Human
    6 Apr 2015 | 3:56 am
  • Cleaning Your Dog’s Ears

    Human
    13 Mar 2015 | 2:33 pm
    When you get a little puppy or adopt a dog, it is really hard to be able to understand all the additional responsibilities that you are taking on. Of course, one of the most important responsibilities that you are taking on is that of being the dog’s loving owner and giving them the same affection [...]
  • It’s cold outside!

    Bunk the Pug
    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

    Bunk the Pug
    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 [...]
 
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    To Dog With Love

  • Working Out Agility Kinks

    To Dog With Love
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Rocco tears it up through the tireLast weekend we took home more learnings than ribbons from our AKC agility trial. Yup, that's right, even Rocco's not a rocket all the time!We did have one qualifying run, in FAST, which is a run where you devise your own course based on getting the most points in a set amount of time. It also includes a distance challenge where you send your dog out to complete a series of obstacles (usually two or three) without crossing a designated line (a real line tapped into the dirt).Most of his runs looked like this...... once he got past the first few obstacles.The…
  • Fido's Freebie Friday Goes to the Dogs!

    To Dog With Love
    23 Apr 2015 | 2:21 pm
    Welcome to Fido's Freebie Friday (FFF), the weekly giveaway blog hop for all things pet!We're been busy with lots of canine houseguests recently. Must be the time of year for spring vacations, and camp Rocco has become a favorite of many of his puppy pals!Rocco takes his pal Bingo through Rocco Bootcamp!Hope you've been getting to spend some time outside with your pups!When you're taking an indoor break, 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…
  • Consistency: The Key to #PerfectWeight

    To Dog With Love
    22 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    This post is sponsored by Hill’s. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Hill’s® Science Diet® Perfect Weight 10 Week Turn Around, but To Dog With Love only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. is not responsible for the content of this article. If you've ever started an exercise or weight loss routine, you know how important consistency is to achieving your goals. It's no surprise the same goes for your pets!Did you know that pet obesity has become epidemic? More than 50 percent of pets are overweight, and that…
  • USDAA Agility Weekend

    To Dog With Love
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Rocco attacks the weaves last weekend!Last weekend we had a blast at our first USDAA agility trial of the season. Rocco earned his PII titles in Jumpers and Snooker and we also earned Qs (qualifying runs in Gamblers and Standard).Rocco gets his contact, though it may look close, meaning he got at least a paw in the yellow zoneSo here's a little more about what all that means!PII is the Advanced level but the P stands for Performance, which means Rocco jumps a height lower than he measures for in USDAA. The heights in USDAA are generally higher than in AKC agility so I choose to jump him at 8…
  • Fido's Freebie Friday Gets Jumping

    To Dog With Love
    16 Apr 2015 | 2:43 pm
    Welcome to Fido's Freebie Friday (FFF), the weekly giveaway blog hop for all things pet!We're getting ready for another agility trial this weekend where Rocco will be doing plenty of jumping and zooming!Rocco at a trial last monthIn the meantime, 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 super simple. Here's all you need to know to link…
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    Petplan Blog

  • Your job is getting the right pet insurance – but what’s your pet’s job?

    Petplan
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:52 am
    As a pet owner, your job is to make sure your pet is loved, healthy and that they have the best pet insurance. However, you aren’t the only one with a job in the relationship. Petplan’s latest television advert brings to life the sheer joy our pets bring (their job) and establishes that, in return, it’s your job to take out the right pet insurance… So what is the right pet insurance for your pet? Petplan have made it easy with three types of puppy or dog insurance (Covered for Life Classic, Covered for Life Ultimate and 12 months Essential) that are packed with extensive benefits.
  • Stories from the surgery: a lost cat with a broken leg and the importance of microchipping

    Petplan
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:33 am
    Petplan vet Brian Faulkner has once again taken time out of his busy schedule to tell us all about some of the strange, funny and sometimes difficult things he encounters in his surgery. This month, he tells us the story of a cat presented at his surgery and how their plight made him reflect on the importance of microchipping pets… A few days ago I was called to the home of a local family who were worried about their cat, Chuggers. Chuggers had returned home late one evening after being missing for four days and was walking in a strange manner. I turned up to their home and advised them to…
  • The pros and cons of a raw food diet for dogs

    Petplan
    9 Apr 2015 | 3:18 am
    The latest issue of Petplan’s PetPeople magazine featured an article by animal nutritionist Marge Chandler on the risks of raw food diets for dogs (scroll down to read it). This article caused plenty of debate on our Facebook and Twitter feeds, with people in favour of the diet keen to point out its potential benefits. To provide the other side of the story, we spoke to Liesbet Lester, a vet and advocate of the diet… Liesbet Lester says: An eminent zoo vet recently opened a raw feeding conference with these words: ‘Given the large body of evidence in the zoo world on feeding…
  • Stories from the surgery: solving Ellie’s troubling ear problems

    Petplan
    20 Mar 2015 | 5:08 am
    Each month Petplan vet Brian Faulkner will reveal some of the strange, funny and sometimes difficult things he encounters in his surgery. This month it’s the turn of standard poodle, Ellie, who’s been having a tough time with a difficult-to-treat ear problem… Ellie is a lovely four-year-old black standard poodle from a great family, but she’s been suffering badly with recurrent ear infections. External ear disease is very common in dogs of all breeds.  Most are caused by either parasitic issues, allergic reactions or infections and these can be usually be treated successfully using…
  • Kitten and puppy proofing your home: how to keep them safe and away from danger

    Petplan
    13 Mar 2015 | 4:46 am
    Baby proofing a house is something every new parent knows they need to do – but making sure your home is safe for any new pets is also vitally important. Whether you have a boisterous new puppy or an inquisitive kitten, there are plenty of dangers in any home that can cause injury or distress to your new arrival. Petplan explores just a few of the things you need to consider when pet proofing the different rooms in your home… Pet proofing your hallway While there may not appear to be a vast amount of danger waiting for your cat or dog in your hallway, there are still plenty of things to…
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    K9 Magazine

  • Here’s How to Make The Most of Your Weekend, According to Your Dogs

    K9 Magazine
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:03 am
    With the weekend just around the corner, we decided to find some dogs who know just how to make the most of the weekend. Humans, take note. 1. The dog who wants you to join them in the water fountain! Photo Credit: smcgee 2. The dogs who want you to keep up with them! Photo […]Here’s How to Make The Most of Your Weekend, According to Your Dogs is an article from: K9 Magazine
  • The CLIX CarSafe Harness – How Good Is It?

    K9 Magazine
    9 Apr 2015 | 5:31 am
    Making sure your dog is happy and safe while travelling with you in the car can be a weight off. If you know they're secure and safe, yet happy and comfortable, it means you can concentrate on your journey ahead much easier. That's why our latest reviewer, Layla Flaherty, jumped at the chance to review […]The CLIX CarSafe Harness – How Good Is It? is an article from: K9 Magazine
  • K9 Magazine Issue 82

    K9 Magazine
    2 Apr 2015 | 2:10 am
    Talking Point: 15 Dog Photographs Guaranteed to Make You Smile Behavior: How Bored is Your Dog? Lifestyle: Interview with Sue Moxley & David Van Day Real Life: From Thailand to Essex - One Dog's Journey to Find Happiness Talking Point: 5 Money Saving Tips for Dog Owners Nutrition: Help! Why Is My Dog So Gassy? […]K9 Magazine Issue 82 is an article from: K9 Magazine
  • How Bored is Your Dog?

    K9 Magazine
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:04 am
    Trying to determine if your dog is experiencing anger, love, or any other “human” identifiable emotion (including depression) is difficult. To date, no one has been able to provide convincing scientific evidence that we can distinguish one emotion from another by what our brains or hormones do. We obviously feel differently when we’re in a […]How Bored is Your Dog? is an article from: K9 Magazine
  • Planning a Day Out with Your Dog? You Need to Read This!

    K9 Magazine
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:43 am
    With the warmer weather here to stay (hopefully!) this month we're dedicating our Best Dog Products search to helping you build a picnic for your dog. Whether you're heading on a day out or travelling for a weekend away, we hope we've found something your dog will love! Tune in next month to read more […]Planning a Day Out with Your Dog? You Need to Read This! is an article from: K9 Magazine
 
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    Something Wagging This Way Comes

  • Go On An Adventure With Your Dog

    Pamela
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:53 am
    It may not surprise you that I think every person should go on an adventure with her dog. But just what is an adventure anyway? And can every person take one? Adventuring With Dogs Everything is better with dogs. Okay maybe there are one or two things better without dogs. But dogs do bring an awful […]
  • Should YOU Foster A Dog?

    Pamela
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:22 am
    When we move aboard a sail boat, I’ll be giving up some things—hot showers, always-on internet, refrigeration. But what I think I’ll miss most are the occasional visits from foster dogs. Maybe I’ll feel better if I can convince someone else to take my place in fostering. What Does It Mean To Foster A Dog? […]
  • On The Waterfront – Wordless Wednesday

    Pamela
    22 Apr 2015 | 4:39 am
    Scientific research says that being near the water makes humans feel better.  Does it do the same thing for dogs? Your Turn: Does being near water relax you? How about your dog?
  • Pooping In Paradise

    Pamela
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:15 am
    We get lots of questions when we tell people we’ll be setting sail: “Will you be visiting Guam?” “Aren’t you worried about pirates in the Indian Ocean?” “Are you planning long, ocean passages?” The answer? It depends on our dog Honey. And it all comes down to poop. The Curse of Perfect House Training I […]
  • Change Is Hard

    Pamela
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:36 am
    Losing a loved one, surviving a natural disaster, suffering from health problems—they’re all stressful. But what about good changes? Are they easier to handle? I’m unsure. All I know is that change is hard. Everything is Changing If you’ve read Something Wagging before, you might have heard a whisper that we’re making big changes. Our house […]
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    Dog Collar Fancy

  • NEW Spring / Summer Bling Dog Collar

    dogcollarfancy
    18 Apr 2015 | 9:47 pm
    DIAMOND PETALS CRYSTAL PET COLLAR  This beautiful pet collar comes in your choice of colors and decorated with clear crystals and acrylic flowers with a rhinestone in the center. SEE IT HERE :) 
  • Sweet Cameo Crystal Jeweled Collar

    dogcollarfancy
    29 Mar 2015 | 9:04 am
    Our Sweet Cameo 1/2 inch wide collar is perfect for small dogs and cats too. Sweet Cameo Crystal Jeweled Collar.
  • Effects of Household Stress on Pets

    dogcollarfancy
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:44 am
    Like children, pet kids are susceptible to changes in family dynamics. Sometimes, stress can cause them to act out in unexpected ways. Effects of Household Stress on Pets.
  • Detachable Dog Collar Flowers

    dogcollarfancy
    17 Mar 2015 | 2:28 pm
    These beautiful Detachable Dog Collar Flower decorations are the perfect touch to any dog’s collar. Large size polyester ruffled flowers with faux pearls and rhinestones. Very pretty! A big 3 inches wide. Velcro closure. Please Note: Collar is not included. This listing is for the flower embellishment only. Pick a Flower Color along with the width of your dog’s existing collar (5/8, 1 inch or 2 inch wide collar style). Detachable Dog Collar Flowers.
  • Designer Ritz Couture Crystal Leather Dog Collar

    dogcollarfancy
    14 Mar 2015 | 7:27 pm
    Designer Ritz Couture Leather Crystal Collar Our absolutely magnificent two tone Leather Collar is made of black leather with soft silver metallic leather lining and decorated with 1 row of large silver crystal in the center, and clear crystal on the outside rows. A beautiful dog collar. 1 inch wide. Talk about a classy dog collar! Designer Ritz Couture Crystal Leather Dog Collar.
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    Pet Sitter Patrol

  • How to Prevail Over Dog Bites and Aggression

    Melissa Fisher
    14 Apr 2015 | 6:33 am
    Most of the general public is unaware of what causes a dog to attack or that most dogs involved were family not strays.  More than half of all dog bites are caused to the faces of children and the elderly and almost half of homeowners insurance claims are due to dog bites. The Early Window For Socialization  To get a firm understanding of canine dysfunctional aggression; let’s explore the factors that are in play when they first opened their eyes to this world as a puppy.  Between 3 weeks to 14 weeks old they develop bonds and sensitivity to the people and animals in their…
  • Top 4 Dog Training Mistakes

    Melissa Fisher
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:52 pm
    For better or for worse dog training mistakes can happen.  Your actions can greatly impact your dogs behavior. You can unknowingly act in a manner that can hinder your dog’s training success. While you are probably familiar with the more common dog training mistakes such as petting your dog when they jump up while greeting;  there are some less obvious mistakes you can make.Here are 4 of the most common dog training mistakes I see pet owners do and my suggestions on how to combat these behavior issues. “Look with your eyes not with your hands.” Don’t ever pet or hold…
  • What Animal Madness Means For Us Humans

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

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

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

    VetDepot
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:39 am
    A dog flu outbreak in the Midwest is responsible for more than 1,000 canine illnesses, including at least six deaths. Cases have been reported in Wisconsin, Ohio, Illinois, and Indiana. The virus has been identified as H3N2, a strain that originated in Asia. At this time, it is unknown how H3N2 spread to the United Sates. Unfortunately, the current U.S. approved canine flu vaccine only effectively protects against H3N8, and offers no protection against this Asian born strain. Recognizing Symptoms of Canine Influenza: The symptoms of H3N2 are similar to those of H3N8, and include: Coughing…
  • 5 Reasons Senior Pets are the Best!

    VetDepot
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:27 pm
    If you’re the proud pet parent of a senior cat or dog, you already know how lucky you are. The love, loyalty, and wisdom of a super senior is sure to fill the hearts of any family. Whether you already have a four-legged senior best friend or are thinking about adopting an older animal, don’t miss these 5 reminders why senior pets are the best! 1. They’re totally willing to show younger feline or canine companions the ropes: If you have younger pets in the house, seniors are good at stepping up and being a good example. 2. They’re content sleeping in with you: Nothing’s better than a…
  • How to Solve 3 Common Adult Dog Bathroom Problems

    VetDepot
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:28 am
    Your canine companion isn’t a puppy anymore, so you should be home-free when it comes to bathroom issues, right? Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Below are three common adult dog potty problems that pet parents face and how to solve them: 1. Your housetrained dog starts having accidents: It can be frustrating for owners when their perfectly housetrained dog is all of a sudden having accidents indoors. Solution: The first step is to consult with a veterinarian. Urinary tract infections and other health conditions can make it difficult for your dog to hold it. Once a medical…
  • Do Senior Pets Still Need Vaccinations?

    VetDepot
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:09 am
    As a loving pet parent, you probably already know the importance of regular veterinary visits, especially as your pet gets older. Regular veterinary exams can help catch serious diseases early on and will ensure your furry companion is as comfortable as possible when it comes to common old age ailments like arthritis. But the question still remains… Do pets need vaccinations during their golden years? The answer, of course, depends on the individual animal and veterinarian recommendations. Vaccination is a powerful preventative tool, and can be especially important for older pets because…
  • 10 Possible Reasons for Your Pet’s Itchy Skin

    VetDepot
    13 Apr 2015 | 1:01 pm
    If you’ve ever experienced a rash or another itchy skin condition, you know it can be downright uncomfortable. So, the next time you notice your dog or cat scratching, biting, or rubbing his skin against the furniture or another surface, don’t brush this behavior off as nothing. Itchy skin can result from a variety of medical conditions, from minor to serious,  and should be discussed with your pet’s veterinarian. Depending on the cause, relief can sometimes be achieved by simply switching your pet’s food or sticking to a monthly flea and tick control program. Below are ten reasons…
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  • Calling All Puppy Owners!

    Ryan O'Meara
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:09 am
    A group of animal welfare organisations have joined forces to end puppy farming and have launched The Great British Puppy Survey. Created by Naturewatch Foundation, Canine Action UK, The Karlton Index, PupAid, C.A.R.I.A.D. and Hidden In-Sight, it is believed to be the most comprehensive puppy buying survey ever launched in the UK. With puppy farming […]Calling All Puppy Owners! is a post from: Dog News
  • Is This Britain’s Ideal Dog?

    Ryan O'Meara
    9 Apr 2015 | 2:35 am
    It seems Britain’s dog owners are championing a new cross-breed. In research released by FRONTLINE® Spot On, dog owners love the floppy ears of a King Charles spaniel, the body of a Border Collie, the short fur of a Bulldog, the snout of a Labrador, the golden colour of a Retriever with the tail of […]Is This Britain’s Ideal Dog? is a post from: Dog News
  • Animal Charity Issue Easter Reminder of Dangerous Foods

    Ryan O'Meara
    3 Apr 2015 | 1:47 am
    This Easter the RSPCA is issuing a reminder to pet owners that chocolate is toxic to dogs and can be deadly if consumed. Chocolate contains a chemical called theobromine which is toxic to dogs, and can cause vomiting, diarrhoea, convulsions and even death. Cocoa powder is the most toxic chocolate product, followed by dark and then […]Animal Charity Issue Easter Reminder of Dangerous Foods is a post from: Dog News
  • West Sussex Veterinary Clinics Warn of Lungworm Dangers

    Ryan O'Meara
    2 Apr 2015 | 1:58 am
    A West Sussex based veterinary clinic is issuing a warning to dog owners to be aware of added lungworm dangers now the warmer weather is here, after a local dog was brought in the Heath Veterinary Clinic Burgess Hill last month suffering from the disease. Lungworm (Angiostrongylus vasorum), a parasitic disease that is potentially fatal to […]West Sussex Veterinary Clinics Warn of Lungworm Dangers is a post from: Dog News
  • Rise of Dog Attacks in Kent

    Ryan O'Meara
    1 Apr 2015 | 10:57 am
    Kent has seen a rise of more than 300% in dog attacks taking place in the county since 2012, according to Kent Police in records revealed to KentOnline.com. The newspaper says in 2012 100 dog attacks took place in public places, yet in 2014 this figure rose to 457. Speaking of the findings to the Kent newspaper, […]Rise of Dog Attacks in Kent is a post from: Dog News
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  • National Pet Month 2015

    Elena Barnard
    1 Apr 2015 | 4:22 am
    April marks National Pet Month 2015 in the UK, and this year’s theme is ‘Pets and the elderly: enjoying later years together’. This aims to shine a light on the manifold benefits of pet ownership in our twilight years and the positive impact a furry friend can have on our mental and physical wellbeing. Those of us who have enjoyed the company of a senior pet know the comfort and joy the mere presence of an animal can bring. Studies have even shown that owners experience less alteration to their Read More » The post National Pet Month 2015 appeared first on Animal Friends.
  • Special Announcement!

    Elena Barnard
    1 Apr 2015 | 2:14 am
    Here at Animal Friends we are always keen to get behind the latest advances in pet care. We’re dedicated to keeping your pets safe and protecting them throughout their lives with our multi-award winning policies, but we wanted to do something more. So, without further ado, we’re delighted to announce our most recent collaborative innovation: the Furtection™ Jacket for dogs and cats! The Furtection™ collection has been expertly designed to protect your furry friends from anything life throws at them. They are fireproof, windproof, SPF optimised and, not only are Read More » The…
  • National Puppy Day: Wendy and Hugo

    Amy Callaghan
    23 Mar 2015 | 2:41 am
    To celebrate National Puppy Day, we asked staff member Wendy all about her brand new puppy Hugo, a beautiful Husky and Pointer cross. He was collected from Dogs Trust just over a week ago, and has been settling into his new home with Wendy and her family very well by amusing them with his mischievous antics, and demonstrating how loving he is. Adorable Hugo has the characteristic blue eyes and black and white markings often seen with Huskies, but his short fur is a nod to his Pointer ancestry. Wendy Read More » The post National Puppy Day: Wendy and Hugo appeared first on Animal Friends.
  • National Puppy Day

    Amy Callaghan
    23 Mar 2015 | 2:20 am
    Today is National Puppy Day so to celebrate, here are some interesting facts you may not know about puppies: They only listen to the first syllable of their name, regardless of how long the name is. If you have a cross or mix breed and aren’t sure exactly how large your tiny puppy will grow up to be, have a look at their paws. Larger paws may indicate a greater height or weight. Like human babies, Chihuahuas are born with a small hole or soft spot in the back of Read More » The post National Puppy Day appeared first on Animal Friends.
  • Red Nose Day 2015

    Elena Barnard
    13 Mar 2015 | 8:44 am
    As today is Red Nose Day we’re getting into the spirit of things here at Animal Friends. We held a number of competitions to be “funny for money” and raise some sorely-needed funds for Comic Relief and the incredible work they do. With this year’s theme of “Make your Face Funny for Money” we set a few different challenges to try, and everyone really rose to the occasion. The staff put a lot of effort into dressing up, baking cakes, and participating in a hotly-contested darts competition! Here are some Read More » The post Red Nose Day 2015 appeared first on Animal Friends.
 
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    The Chronicles of Cardigan

  • STOP the Madness! It's Time for Affirmations and Meditation With Maddox (My Thumbed Cat)

    Elizabeth Keene
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:01 am
    Note: Neither I, nor Maddox, are certified meditation instructors. Frankly, we don't know what the heck we're doing. This is a parody. That said, we dare you not to smile.Welcome, friends! It's been a tough go of it (your day, life, endeavor to become a professional magician, etc.) and we want to help! Do you have three minutes (of course you do; you're on the internet looking at social media)? Yay! Let's meditate for a bit. But before we start, here are a few helpful hints: Sit down. If you can't sit (because you're standing in a subway, for example), for dear life, tether yourself to…
  • Wherein I Show You 12 Pics of Smokin' Hot, Shaggy and/or Red-Headed Guys (1 of Whom Is My Dog)

    Elizabeth Keene
    13 Apr 2015 | 10:50 am
    I'll just come right out and say it: My Cardigan Welsh Corgi - Jon Farleigh - is a hottie (because "hot dog" just doesn't work in this situation). He makes me swoon. Here are just a few reasons why:OK, time-out. On second thought, maybe there's really only ONE (multi-faceted) thing about him that makes me die a little inside every time I look at him. A thing so big, so undeniably HIM, that it has to stand alone. And that, my friends, is his glorious (if unconventional), silky-soft, sometimes unruly, undeniably sexy...Fluffy Red (and white) Coat!Still a puppy and ne'er a blade had touched his…
  • 11 Unexpected Ways Living With Dogs Is Like Living With Babies (Plus 1 About Cats)

    Elizabeth Keene
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:45 am
    You don't have to have a baby to know what it's like to live with a baby. How can I say this, you ask? Because I've had both babies and dogs. Three of each, in fact. And I'm telling you, if you want to know at least a modicum of what babies are like (without having your own), get a dog. And if you've had both? See if you don't agree!Note: I can think of way more than 11 similarities, but for the sake of your attention span, I prioritized the less expected ones. (Portions of this list were previously published here.)11 Unexpected Ways Living With Dogs is Like Living With Babies1. A formed BM…
  • Classic Cardigan: How to Make 'Lemons' When Your Dog's Poop Looks Like Lemonade (and Other 'Bad' Things)

    Elizabeth Keene
    25 Mar 2015 | 11:15 am
    Notes: The first time I wrote this, I was exactly three years younger, but no wiser.I do not buy the whole "life gives you lemons" metaphor. I mean, who said lemons are so bad? They were wrong. Lemons are good. Lemonade is fattening and can make one's teeth rot (if not consumed in moderation).My life is exactly the same as it was in 2012.I promise not to mention the word "lemonade" again, in the same sentence with the words "dog" nor "poop," for the rest of this post.  Originally published March 23, 2012...Exploding Dog Butts and Ill-Fitting Clothes - An Experiment in Looking on the…
  • A Corgi Limerick for Ye: Out-of-Retirement, Kissing Fools Edition

    Elizabeth Keene
    17 Mar 2015 | 6:51 pm
    This post has been sponsored, in part, by the letters C (for Cardigan & Corgi) and W (for Welsh), and by our friends at Merrick Pet Care (for providing the nudge to bring the limericks out of retirement, and for the "traditional" Irish food service for Jon Farleigh and Dewi during the photo shoot). ♣{Ahem.}Here have ye two corgis with tails.From Ireland they're pretendin' to hail.When truth-tellin' they oughtTheir tomfoolery for naughtSince Saint Patrick was rightly from Wales*.The real mystery now being: Was he a Cardigan or a Pembroke? I suppose that would depend…
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  • Heads Up! There's An Owl On The Prowl

    Laurie Kay Olson
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:25 am
    It is like something out of a really lame knock off of Alfred Hitchcock's movie "The Birds." The residents of the small town of Noordeinde in the Netherlands are being visited by an overly friendly owl. The bird has a strange penchant for landing on people's heads. Fortunately it does not use its talons to grab hold so no one has been physically hurt. The surprise, however, has probably caused some serious rushes of adrenalin. #pets #animals
  • Dog "Drives" Tractor On To Highway

    Laurie Kay Olson
    23 Apr 2015 | 11:06 am
    It was quite a busy day yesterday on the M74 motorway in Scotland. It was the day a dog "drove" a tractor out of a field, through a fence, and in to traffic. Well, sort of. The sheepdog was waiting patiently in the passenger seat of what was really a John Deere utility vehicle called a Gator. Somehow the dog managed to hit the wrong control and the vehicle started rolling down the hill. #pets #animals
  • Earth Day 2015 Kicks Off With 'Monkey Kingdom' & Tina Fey

    Ron Callari
    22 Apr 2015 | 1:26 pm
    This year’s Earth Day not only gets the Disney treatment, it’s got one of Saturday Night Live’s leading comedy writers to do it justice. Hanging with a clan of macaque monkeys living in a Sri Lanka jungle, narrator Tina Fey follows the life and times of Maya, a female who’s low-ranking status excludes her from obtaining the finer things in (monkey) life. This is the basis for a full-length documentary, titled Monkey Kingdom.’ #pets #animals
  • Science Proves Man’s Best Friend Falls In Love With Their Masters

    Ron Callari
    18 Apr 2015 | 9:52 am
    While you might have thought your dog loved you. . . well, just because -- more recent studies by animal behaviorists point to something physical versus emotional. They have actually isolated what they are calling a “love hormone,” that’s shared by both masters and their dogs. #pets #animals
  • Polish “Nurse Cat” Comforts Fellow Shelter Critters

    Creature Features
    18 Apr 2015 | 9:34 am
    A very special black cat has become a good luck charm for injured dogs and cats at a Polish animal shelter. Rademenes, a nine-month-old feline, was treated at the shelter after being rescued and now appears to be paying it forward by comforting his four-footed fellows. #pets #animals
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    Wag The Dog UK

  • The Joy Of Plants, Open House, Beagle Style

    Maggie
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:41 am
    Maggie Last Friday I was invited to an open house to view a living and breathing environment where every room was decorated in beautiful plants. The Joy of Plants thought it would be a great idea for me to come meet them and learn more about plants in the home. I wanted to learn which plants are safe for pets and talk to the very experts in all things plants and design.  And what better place to go than a Green Open House? About Green Open House The green open house, was created to showcase three of the trendiest houseplant ideas for 2015 Eco Luxe Which is a way to make your home feel…
  • Our Roo Abrook Custom Pet Print Contestants!

    Maggie
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:46 am
    Maggie These are the current entries into the Roo Abrook custom pet print competition. We’ve have beautiful dogs, cats, ferrets and rabbits too! Woof! It’s going to be hard to choose! Your Next! Enter our photo contest and your pet’s photo could be featured as the next Roo Abrook custom pet print! We are looking for four great photos to turn into a classic Roo Abrook piece of art and one of them could be your pet! Want to know more? Then check out our interview with Roo Abrook and then enter your pet’s best photo! Enter Here The post Our Roo Abrook Custom Pet Print…
  • Roo Abrook Interview and Custom Art Giveaway

    Maggie
    14 Apr 2015 | 8:37 am
    Maggie I want to introduce you to a creative and talented artist Roo Abrook.  She’s an artist living in Southsea with her dog Kiki, a gorgeous bridle French Bulldog and Jack Russel cross. She has been creating stunning art for around 5 years and also makes one off pieces for gallery exhibitions too. Before that she worked as a graphic designer and also ran a fashion label, so you can sure tell she’s talented and creative. We were so excited last year reviewing her unique prints, pillows and postcards, that we wanted to know a little more about her work and inspiration. Check out…
  • Berry Clever Pets [ Interview & Review]

    Maggie
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:56 am
    Maggie I wanted to share with you a very wag cool website called Berry Clever Pets that I recently found while sniffing around the interwebs. It’s a website especially for pet owners who are looking to buy the perfect products for their beloved pets. As any pet owner knows it’s incredibly important to ensure that the products that you buy for your furry friends are the right products suited to keep your pets happy, healthy and content. Berry Clever Pets helps pet owners find the perfect product for their beloved pets by connecting with people they can trust who have reviewed the…
  • Our Wagging Winners – March 2015 Giveaways

    Maggie
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:37 am
    Maggie Ahh….WooooOoooo We have winners! We had some terrific reviews and wag cool giveaways on tasty and stylish products this March.  Please join me in a wagging congratulations to all! ….Howls and wags please! Pure Pet Food Our Winner: Poppy who is a Pug cross Jack Russell, pictured here with her BFF Murphy What her peep had to say… My dog is so fussy that … sorry that is so wrong she is a little piggy and gobbles down anything she thinks is food. I would score 2 out of 10. See our review: A Tasty Review & Giveaway Of Pure Turkey Terrific Dog Food! A perfect food for…
 
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  • PetsLady's Pick: Funny Photographer Cat Of The Day

    Laurie Kay Olson
    26 Apr 2015 | 5:33 am
    I has finally founds a hobby I can really sink my teeths into! Hold it! Just say fleas! #pets #animals
  • PetsLady's Pick: Cute Red Hat Dog Of The Day

    Laurie Kay Olson
    25 Apr 2015 | 5:11 am
    It is Red Hat Society Day. They needs to let dogs in. I is rocking this look! #pets #animals
  • Benny Plays Peekaboo! The Animal Video Of The Day!!!

    John P. Barker
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:50 am
    I love English Bulldogs.  They look so gruff and scary--yet they are so nice.  And Benny proves that they are also very cute. #pets #animals
  • Heads Up! There's An Owl On The Prowl

    Laurie Kay Olson
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:25 am
    It is like something out of a really lame knock off of Alfred Hitchcock's movie "The Birds." The residents of the small town of Noordeinde in the Netherlands are being visited by an overly friendly owl. The bird has a strange penchant for landing on people's heads. Fortunately it does not use its talons to grab hold so no one has been physically hurt. The surprise, however, has probably caused some serious rushes of adrenalin. #pets #animals
  • For A Purr-fect Cup Of Coffee

    Kitty Devine
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:44 am
    There are two things that are excellent for making sure that you wake up in the morning -- coffee and cats. With one of these cool little Cat Coffee Mugs by Moyishi the two things can become one. At the very least this little kitty can continue the work your cat started by sitting on your chest and punching you in the nose. #pets #animals
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  • Is it safe for your cat to eat fish?

    Signe &#38; Maris Munkevics
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    There are many myths surrounding the field of cat nutrition, such as: your cat can receive balanced nutrition only from commercial cat foods, meat-by products are evil, and cats love to drink milk and eat fish.We will talk about milk sometime soon, but, in this article, you are going to learn why raw fish is not safe for your cat, if cats should eat tuna in oil, and finally, whether or not fish is a safe food for cats at all.Can cats eat fish? The short answer is, yes! But there are several precautions to be made:Fish should form only a fraction of your cat’s diet. Fish is not…
  • How to remove cat urine stains from different materials

    Signe &#38; Maris Munkevics
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Why are cat urine stains so hard to clean? Many cats use the same corner of the room again and again, and over time the urine odor is noticeable as soon as you walk in the door. Can you ever get rid of that smell? Yes!To clean cat urine stains, you’ll need to follow three simple steps In this article, you’ll also learn tricks to removing cat urine from different materials, such as carpet, mattresses, and clothes.1. Find the location of the urine stain.Do you know where to clean? If you’re dealing with a fresh urine spot, of course you do. But the odor from a cat’s…
  • Why is your cat constantly licking itself and losing hair?

    Signe &#38; Maris Munkevics
    14 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Grooming is a natural behavior of cats, but should a cat be licking its skin and perhaps even losing hair because of it? Of course not, that isn’t normal.In this article, you are going to learn about the most common causes of excessive grooming in cats, and several ways to prevent your cat from overgrooming itself.Grroming is a completely natural behavior of cats. But if it’s done too often, it becomes a problem. Photo by Takayuki Miki, ccWhat is excessive self grooming?Before we start, let’s “define” what is meant by “excessive” when discussing your cat’s…
  • Where to leave your cat during a vacation

    Signe &#38; Maris Munkevics
    9 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    If you have a cat, traveling might be a problem, no matter if you’re gone for just a couple of days or the whole summer. Not knowing what to do with your cat while on vacation may even become a reason for you to cancel your plans altogether. But it shouldn’t be that way.In this article, you are going to learn about what to do with your cat while you are on vacation, as well as how long you can leave your cat alone and whether it is okay to take your cat with you.Luckily, there are many options for leaving a cat while on vacation. Which to choose depends on several things. Does your cat…
  • 7 reasons why you shouldn’t toilet train your cat

    Signe &#38; Maris Munkevics
    7 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Toilet training a cat, that is, training a cat to use a human litter box, may sound like a convenient and fast solution to smelly litter box and the constant need to scoop it. But is it?Our colleague veterinarian recently asked for Maris’ opinion as a cat behaviorist because she was invited to sell cat toilet training kits in her clinic.She already had her doubts (because her employees told her what Jackson Galaxy says about it) and, after a short phone conversation, she was convinced. Selling toilet training kits  would sure bring in some extra money, but it would not be the best for…
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  • That day we brought home a hound.

    Katherine
    19 Apr 2015 | 12:29 pm
    For those of you who read LWA regularly, you know that in January, we were hit pretty hard. We said goodbye to our beloved Basset, Gertrude. It’s been a hard few months as we’ve gone through the grieving and healing process. Like many pet parents, the conversation came up of when, or if, to get a new dog. We decided that if we would get another dog, we would get another hound, and started looking at various adoptables, waiting for one to touch our hearts. Eventually, we found Fulton, with a little help from Gertrude. Finding Fulton When Zack adopted Gertrude, he didn’t…
  • The rainbow bridge is a selfish bitch.

    Katherine
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:14 pm
    I started to write this post in August, 2011 about a few losses we had had through the pet blogging community. I stopped writing it, because I felt like I couldn’t adequately discuss a matter I hadn’t experienced on the personal level that the blogger’s who lost their pets had, and that it might be insulting for me to post about it. Now, unfortunately, I can finish this post. I need to finish it.  I usually try to keep things G-Rated on the blog, because honestly, what’s more family friendly than a website full of animals? Today, however, is not that day. Course…
  • Bringing home baby: A growing family with Boston Terriers in Atlanta

    Katherine
    26 Jul 2013 | 11:58 am
    Today’s guest post comes from Sara of Life in These Times, a fantastic blog about being a mother, a DIY-er, a wife, and a pet parent. Sara has been a co-worker of mine at two different Atlanta agencies, and I always love hearing about her daughter, Keelin, and her two Boston Terriers. Now, you get to hear about them too! I’ve always loved dogs. I’ve always wanted to be a mom. So, the likelihood that the titles of ‘pet owner’ and ‘mother’ would eventually cross paths was inevitable from the beginning. Now to follow with the ‘normal’ chain of events, I did the expected.
  • A little about the human and the future of this dog blog

    Katherine
    24 Jul 2013 | 7:06 am
    Wow. It’s almost August, which means that it has almost been five months since I published on Life with Arie. From the last year on this blog, you’ve seen me take a break for about a month or so here or there, but not like this; not a  complete and total blog siesta in No-Post Snoozeville. The truth is, over the past five months (almost 5 months…when you’re talking about not writing, the almost is important), I’ve spent a lot of time dealing with things in my own life, deciding whether to continue this dog blog, and growing as a person and as a professional.
  • The 7 Sides of a Sleepy White German Shepherd

    Katherine
    11 Mar 2013 | 5:21 am
    This morning, I woke up at 5:30 AM and could not get back to sleep. After a few minutes of tossing and turning, I finally gave up and surrendered myself to the mercy of the Macbook and the coffee pot and positioned myself near the window so as to enjoy the pending Atlanta sunrise. As I typed away, jotting down ideas for work, Life with Arie, and beyond, I became aware of a low, rhythmic sound coming from the living room. Steadily, the noise got louder, and louder, until it was clearly identifiable: Arie, my White German Shepherd, was snoring. I peeked into the living room, because Arie only…
 
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  • INFOGRAPHIC: 22 WAYS DOGS MAKE HUMANS HEALTHIER

    hausofpaws
    9 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Researchers are now discovering the many ways that dogs have contributed to the well-being of their owners from lowering blood pressure to helping you fight allergies. The post INFOGRAPHIC: 22 WAYS... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • INFOGRAPHIC: Decoding Your Dog’s Body Language

    hausofpaws
    1 Apr 2015 | 7:30 am
    In the canine world fear, happiness and anxiety can be expressed in various forms. From a wagging tail to a snarling growl, dogs are truly expressive animals that are constantly communicating with... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Now that’s a Rich B*tch! Insane Photos of DOGS living LARGE!

    hausofpaws
    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!

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

    hausofpaws
    6 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    While many of us may be planning our outfits this year, how about our furry friends and family members? From elaborate costumes to the simple and classic, creativity is among us. To get you inspired,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Pets4Homes

  • Twenty five fun and interesting facts about budgies

    26 Apr 2015 | 3:27 am
    Budgies or budgerigars are among the most popular pet birds kept in the UK, and most of us know at least one person who keeps a couple at home! If you are considering a pet bird but do not have the time, space or budget for a larger bird such as a parrot, or if you are simply enthralled by their smaller, more manageable cousins, ...
  • How to Assess the Conformation of a Horse

    26 Apr 2015 | 3:24 am
    Horse lovers are always keen to assess their mount's conformation which is particularly true when they are thinking about buying a new horse. However, it's important to know what to look for and what good conformation actually entails. When buying a horse, having them vetted is essential especially if you are planning to compete with them in any...
  • The Difference between an American Spaniel and an English Cocker

    25 Apr 2015 | 2:38 am
    Cocker Spaniels are renowned for being great dogs to have around. They have such wonderfully kind natures and tend to act like real clowns and for decades these charming canines have been popular family pets and working dogs. There are many types of spaniel around, but the most well known has to be the Cocker although, the American Spaniel is a very similar dog. So what's the difference bet...
  • The Difference Between a British and American Shorthair Cat

    24 Apr 2015 | 2:28 pm
    Although they share the same ancestry, British and American Shorthair cats are today quite different breeds both to look at and in their dispositions. These lovely cats were first introduced to the British Isles by the Romans when they ruled most of these lands. It was only much later that the breed was taken across the Atlantic. Over time the differences in the two breeds began developing....
  • Whippet hereditary health and health testing

    24 Apr 2015 | 1:46 pm
    The whippet is a medium sized dog from the sighthound grouping, which is lean, lithe and leggy! They originate from the UK and share a strong resemblance to greyhounds, to whom they are closely related. The first dogs that later became the whippet breed were actually bred as greyhounds, but were dogs of the breed th...
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    McLean Puppy Chronicles

  • I Want to Be Corky's Favorite

    CD McLean
    10 Apr 2015 | 8:21 pm
    Today was a busy day for us in the library.  We had so much to do getting ready for the librarians conference for next week.  Even so, life at school went on as usual and some of the 8th graders brought some rising 6th graders by the library for a tour today.Two of them brought a group of ten by my office and asked if Corky was in. I said he was and they asked if the 5th graders could see him. Corky happened to have his coat off, so when I took him out of my office and into the main library there was a general sucking in of breaths and a breathing out of "He doesn't have his coat…
  • Advisory Chooses Southeastern Guide Dogs

    CD McLean
    8 Apr 2015 | 6:21 pm
    I do have the best advisory there is.  I always do.  And for the past three years, I have had a wonderful group of very talented and funny girls and boys.  They are all juniors now and will be heading into their senior year next year, which makes me a little sad.We had a spirit day today and all the advisories were supposed to pick a theme and dress up in costume.  Our kids decided to dress like Southeastern Guide Dogs.  Julia told them all "to wear black pants so they would look like Corky."The Southeastern Guide Dogs (Girls only) with Corky and two Puppy Raisers (Me…
  • A Bag of Poo and a Bad Decision

    CD McLean
    9 Mar 2015 | 5:45 pm
    A Time to PooI had to get some dinner.  My idea was to go to Whole Foods and pick up something from the buffet.  My only hesitation was Corky.Corky is relaxing in the wheelwell on the drive home.Corky generally doesn't poo at school.  He saves it for 5 pm at home.  It was nearing 5 pm and we were not at home.  We were pulling up to Whole Foods. It was the Pooing Hour. Corky and I got out of the car and I walked him over to a grassy median where I tried to get him to busy.  He wandered around sniffing.  He finally peed halfheartedly and sniffed a bit more.
  • Bathrooms and Waitresses

    CD McLean
    8 Mar 2015 | 6:38 pm
    Cheesecake FactorySome days are just good days.  You have a lunch date with a friend you haven't seen in a long time, at a restaurant you really like.Cheesecake Factory usually puts us in a booth when I bring a service dog, but this time they put us at a four-top table in the center.  They explained that they didn't want us at a two top because there wouldn't be enough room for the dog.  I thought that was nice.  When we got to the table, our hostess offered to take a chair away, but I told her we were fine.  Corky doesn't have the best settle, but he does ok.
  • Corky Helps a Friend

    CD McLean
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:16 pm
    A friend of mine at school will be going to meet a career changed Southeastern guide dog on Thursday afternoon.  They have been waiting a long time to get their forever dog and are extremely excited about it. (All the photos here were taken by Christina Arcuri, many, many thanks!)Everyone arrives to greet CorkySince their last dog was a Jack Russell, I offered to have their boys come over and meet Corky so that they could really get to know a big lab before meeting their dog on Thursday.  That way, they could practice petting a big dog, how to interact in a calm way, and ask…
 
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    Dog With Blog

  • Doghood

    Abhishek Joshi
    9 Apr 2015 | 3:33 am
    Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - The world as the dogs sees it. Having a dog is akin to parenthood and yet at Dog with Blog, every few days we receive emails from pet parents putting their ‘beloved dog’ for adoption. We are but dogs, aloof of the ways of the world but we understand that mothers don’t abandon their children so why abandon the pets? Far from … Continue reading Doghood → The post Doghood appeared first on Dog With Blog.
  • What you need to know about Game of Thrones Direwolves

    Abhishek Joshi
    4 Apr 2015 | 12:02 pm
    Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - The world as the dogs sees it. It may be April, the onset of great Indian summer but in Westeros, ‘Winter is coming’. Billed as the most epic TV series on the face of the planet, HBO’s Game of Thrones has legions of fans. The multiple award-winning medieval fantasy epic based on George R.R. Martin’s best-selling book series “A Song of Ice … Continue reading What you need to know about Game of Thrones Direwolves → The post What you need to know about Game of Thrones Direwolves appeared first on Dog With Blog.
  • Hachiko Reunited with his human!

    Abhishek Joshi
    1 Apr 2015 | 2:39 am
    Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - The world as the dogs sees it. In a span of 90 years, the loyalty of a dog from a sleepy town in Japan,  has traversed from Shibuya via newspapers, reached Tokyo and neighboring islands via textbooks and animated films and further across the oceans via a Hollywood adaptation; it would hardly come as a surprise if we find in an internet … Continue reading Hachiko Reunited with his human! → The post Hachiko Reunited with his human! appeared first on Dog With Blog.
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    Puppy In Training

  • Pet Bloggers Beware The Hackers!!!

    Colby
    6 Apr 2015 | 6:29 pm
    Sorry Puppy Lovers this is another post for my fellow Pet Bloggers, but not to worry I’ll soon be back on a regular puppy posting schedule.  Stay tuned! Two Months!  That’s how long it took me to get my blog back to somewhat normal.  You probably didn’t notice many changes if you visited the site […] The post Pet Bloggers Beware The Hackers!!! appeared first on Puppy In Training.
  • Puppy In Training Traffic Report – January 2015

    Colby
    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 […] The post Puppy In Training Traffic Report – January 2015 appeared first on Puppy In Training.
  • Can My Puppy Ride In The Front Seat Of My Car?

    Colby
    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 puppy, […] The post Can My Puppy Ride In The Front Seat Of My Car? appeared first on Puppy In Training.
  • Pet Blogger Challenge 2015

    Colby
    12 Jan 2015 | 5:16 pm
    Welcome 2015!  Many thanks to Amy at GoPetFriendlyBlog.com 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 […] The post Pet Blogger Challenge 2015 appeared first on Puppy In Training.
  • 8th Annual Home For The Holidays Pet Adoption Fair

    Colby
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:40 pm
    Can you believe the Eighth Annual Home For The Holidays Pet Adoption is right around the corner!?  Me neither! I’m not sure, but I think I attended the very first Home For The Holidays Pet Adoption and wrote about it right here on the blog!  That would have been way back in December of 2007!  Of […] The post 8th Annual Home For The Holidays Pet Adoption Fair appeared first on Puppy In Training.
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    Hannah the Pet Society

  • Keep Your Pet Safe with a Microchip

    The Hannah Team
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:57 am
    This is National Pet Identification Week, a great time to remind Pet Parents to microchip your dog or cat. Why not just keep using a collar and tag? Because it’s not complete protection: The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) reports that while 80 percent of Pet owners understand the importance of ID tags, just 33 percent say their Pet always wears one. That doesn’t mean skip the ID tag! You still have to license your Pet, so you might as well add an ID tag for extra security. This way you ensure your Pet will make it home if she wanders into someone’s…
  • How Hannah Saved My Cats’ Lives

    The Hannah Team
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:56 am
    I called Jody (Hannah Team Member) in desperation, because my previous vet had labeled my cat unsuitable to neuter, and that I would have to pay close to $1000 to have an MRI and X-ray done to ensure that my cat did not have a heart murmur—this was based off of the vet tech’s assumption. Jody calmed me down and guided me through what it would cost if I went to a vet versus paying Hannah for one year. Plus I would get flea treatments and food delivered (on my doorstep)! They did the necessary tests, and he did not have a heart murmur. He received all the necessary stuff with no hassle…
  • A Real Hannah Story: Little Lady

    The Hannah Team
    14 Apr 2015 | 1:51 pm
    I absolutely adore Hannah the Pet Society! Having Total Lifetime Care for my animals is total peace of mind! Right now I have a cat, and all I pay is $44 per month. Every month they deliver food to my doorstep! Every month I get flea treatment. All emergency care is covered, training and basic “well-child check ups” as I call them, covered! Everything you need or may need is covered! Dental cleanings, discounted daycare or room and board is available, if you are leaving home for awhile! Amazing! All shots are covered! It’s the best medical plan available with no deductibles!
  • Boundless Love: Why Bunnies Make Great Pets

    The Hannah Team
    14 Apr 2015 | 1:43 pm
    Easter might be over, but the boundless love a bunny brings goes on and on. Did you know that the Pet rabbit is one of the newest members of the domestic family? For example, cats have been living with humans for more than 10,000 years. Dogs have been with us even longer! While rabbits were bred by humans as far back as the 16th century, they were mainly raised as farm animals. Inviting rabbits into the home and keeping them as Pets has only been in practice since the 19th century. Still, in a relatively short period of time, rabbits have become one of the world’s most popular domesticated…
  • A Real Hannah Story: Max Bear

    The Hannah Team
    9 Apr 2015 | 11:50 am
    An anonymous poet once wrote: My sunshine doesn’t come from the skies. It comes from the love in my dog’s eyes. When I adopted Max Bear from Hannah the Pet Society approximately a year ago, I knew from the beginning that I would be receiving what Hannah calls the B.E.S.T. care, an acronym for Behavior, Education, Support and Training. Mr. Bear, who back then was an eighty-pound hulk suffering from anxiety separation and on medication, was introduced to me by Dr. Tripp, the staff animal behavior specialist extraordinaire. I was impressed with his tips and follow through after the first day…
 
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    Two Little Cavaliers

  • Class Is In Session #RoyalCanin Health Nutrition

    Felissa Elfenbein
    23 Apr 2015 | 2:33 pm
    Class Is In Session #RoyalCanin Health Nutrition Class Is In Session #RoyalCanin Health Nutrition Several weeks ago PetSmart® reached out to us and asked if we would be interested in sharing our thoughts on their lineup of Royal Canin® Products with all of you. Truth be told we didn’t have thoughts on the food at all. It is one thing in the […] Two Little Cavaliers - Helping Dog Owners and their Dogs Live the Life They Deserve
  • Inspire Us Tuesdays – Strawberry Goodness

    Felissa Elfenbein
    21 Apr 2015 | 3:56 am
    Inspire Us Tuesdays – Strawberry Goodness Inspire Us Tuesdays – Strawberry Goodness Welcome back to Inspire Us Tuesdays! We are tail wagging happy to see you are back again to party with us today! Last week our party had 91 awesome links! We were awed by your creations and ideas and we were thrilled to see a few new faces joining […] Two Little Cavaliers - Helping Dog Owners and their Dogs Live the Life They Deserve
  • Photo Shoot for Instagram #WHPIDrewThis

    Felissa Elfenbein
    19 Apr 2015 | 4:09 pm
    Photo Shoot for Instagram #WHPIDrewThis Photo Shoot for Instagram  #WHPIDrewThis     We often get asked how we create a photo shoot and end up with some pretty cute pictures to share on Instagram. Davinia and Indiana are not Obedience Champions or even that patient when it comes to having their picture taken. We don’t have some fancy set up. […] Two Little Cavaliers - Helping Dog Owners and their Dogs Live the Life They Deserve
  • How to Keep Your Dog from Getting Fleas

    Felissa Elfenbein
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:24 pm
    How to Keep Your Dog from Getting Fleas How to Keep Your Dog from Getting Fleas When your dog gets fleas, there is usually a mix of emotions associated with it. You want to help your dog get rid of fleas, but you’re also a frustrated that they have fleas again and the cycle is starting over. Long time readers know that this […] Two Little Cavaliers - Helping Dog Owners and their Dogs Live the Life They Deserve
  • Why Does Your Puppy Need Puppy Socialization Class

    Felissa Elfenbein
    16 Apr 2015 | 3:14 pm
    Why Does Your Puppy Need Puppy Socialization Class Why Does Your Puppy Need Puppy Socialization Class Have you ever wondered why puppies need a socialization class? It’s important to have your puppy go through puppy socialization classes at the right time period in their lives. As you know, socializing a puppy can take some hard work. #1. Positive Reinforcement is what you will […] Two Little Cavaliers - Helping Dog Owners and their Dogs Live the Life They Deserve
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    The Dogs of Vancouver

  • Personal Protection: West Vancouver, BC

    Syv Ritch
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    This lady is jogging through the woods with a German Shepherd. Great for her and even greater for the dog. Personal Protection: West Vancouver, BC It’s very sad but there has been a few rapes and attempts of rape lately on female joggers. But with her German Shepherd, nobody will “bug” her.
  • The Sheepish Look: West Vancouver, BC

    Syv Ritch
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    The Sheepish Look: West Vancouver, BC She knows she’s not supposed to carry this big stick. Her owner was ‘screaming’ for her to drop it. The sheepish look is from the big eyes, the worried eye brows and the ‘no ear’ on top of her head.
  • Spring in Vancouver, BC

    Syv Ritch
    22 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    Spring in Vancouver, BC Actually, I’m cheating a little bit. Vancouver is in the background, and it’s Stanley Park. The man and his Golden Retriever are in West Vancouver, just a bridge away from Vancouver. If the traffic flow is good, that’s a 10 minutes drive. If the traffic flow is not that good, it could take half an hour and on some occasions even an hour to go through the Lions Gate Bridge.
  • Snootsy — The Flying Sausage: Vancouver, BC

    Syv Ritch
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    Snootsy — The Flying Sausage: Vancouver, BC Snootsy is a 15 years old Dachshund, aka a ‘sausage’. 15 years old and he still runs. 15 years old would be the equivalent of 105 years old for us, humans. Will you be able to run down the street at 105? His name is Snootsy because of his big snout that he gets everywhere.
  • Dog Walking: West Vancouver, BC

    Syv Ritch
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    Just a very polite and nice dog walking at Ambleside Park in West Vancouver, BC Dog Walking: West Vancouver, BC
 
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    That Reptile Blog

  • Amphiuma Care: Keeping one of the World’s Largest Amphibians

    Frank Indiviglio
    21 Apr 2015 | 12:23 pm
    Measuring up to 45.6 inches in length and armed with the teeth and attitude of an angry watersnake, the Two-Toed Amphiuma (Amphiuma means) is the largest of North America’s amphibians. Although quite a handful, it is also a fascinating creature, and with proper care may live past the 30 year mark. Due to a lifelong interest in large, aquatic salamanders, I tend to ramble on when writing about them. Therefore, I’ve covered the Two Toed Amphiuma’s natural history in a separate article (please see this article). Today we’ll take a look at its captive care.   Uploaded to Wikipedia…
  • Indian Sand Boa Care: Keeping the World’s Largest Sand Boa

    Frank Indiviglio
    14 Apr 2015 | 10:42 am
    The Indian Sand Boa (Eryx johnii johnii) is a “boa” in name only…in lifestyle and appearance it is in a class all its own. Being the largest and most docile of the world’s 12 sand boas, this fascinating snake is much sought after by reptile enthusiasts. Although no harder to maintain than the Kenyan Sand Boa and its other popularly-kept relatives, Indian Sand Boas are not commonly seen in the US pet trade, and rarely exhibited in zoos. Despite having spent a lifetime involved in reptile care in zoos and museums, I’ve only run across this attractive, interesting snake sporadically…
  • Your First Pet Lizard: a Checklist of Things to Consider

    Frank Indiviglio
    8 Apr 2015 | 10:56 am
    Certain lizards, notably Leopard Geckos and Bearded Dragons, are almost mainstream pets these days, but it still seems that many people purchase their first pet without fully considering all that is involved. In the course of my work as a reptile keeper at the Bronx Zoo, I prepared a list of important points that, if considered beforehand, will greatly improve life for both lizard and lizard owner. Please be sure to post any questions, or additional factors that you have found to be important, below. Please also see the articles linked below for my “best pet lizard” recommendations.
  • The Indigo Snake’s Less Expensive-Relative: Blacktail Cribo Care and Natural History

    Frank Indiviglio
    3 Apr 2015 | 10:31 am
    With its stunning coloration and reputation as a responsive pet, the Eastern Indigo Snake (Drymarchon corais couperi) is on the wish lists of serious snake keepers worldwide. I had the good fortune to assist with a breeding/release program headquartered at the Bronx Zoo, but federal and state regulations, and astronomical prices, hamper private ownership. However, an equally large and striking relative, the Blacktail Cribo (Drymarchon melanurus melanurus), is far easier to acquire as a pet. My first encounter with this impressive snake in the wild came while I was working with Green Turtles…
  • Care of the World’s Most Colorful Mantella: A Zookeeper’s Thoughts

    Frank Indiviglio
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:28 am
    Long overshadowed by the wildly popular dart poison frogs, the equally tiny and beautiful mantella frogs are finally coming into their own. While most are spectacularly colored, the Baron’s Painted Mantella (Mantella baroni) seems to eclipse all others, at least in my opinion. It is also the largest species commonly available (and the second-largest known), a fact that renders it both more eye-catching and a bit easier to provide with a varied diet. Uploaded to Wikipedia Commons by Franco Andreone   Description Among the mantellas, Baron’s Painted Mantella is exceeded in size only by…
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    Dog Grooming Courses & Supplies Online » Dog Grooming Courses & Supplies Online

  • Best Dog Clippers For Poodles: Top Tools for Poodle Grooming

    Jan
    21 Apr 2015 | 12:51 am
    Grooming is essential for Poodles and, because they can require a clipping every 3 to 8 weeks, it is important to get a good clipper that can handle the job. But, what are the best dog clippers for Poodles? That depends on you and your dog’s requirements. Best Clippers for Grooming Poodles Let’s take a […]Best Dog Clippers For Poodles: Top Tools for Poodle Grooming is a post from: Dog Grooming Courses Online
  • Notes From The Grooming Table – Is It A Book Worth Having?

    Jan
    6 Apr 2015 | 10:05 pm
    If you had the chance to learn from a 30-year veteran groomer, would you? I’m willing to bet you would say yes. The good news is that a veteran groomer wrote a book called ‘Notes From The Grooming Table‘. Not sure if you want it? Keep reading this review to find out who wrote it […]Notes From The Grooming Table – Is It A Book Worth Having? is a post from: Dog Grooming Courses Online
  • Can Dog Grooming Classes Online Provide the Skills You Need?

    Jan
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:22 pm
    If you want to be a dog groomer, you have to acquire some skills. There is a lot that goes into grooming, including: understanding animal behavior learning how to handle animals to avoid injury learning the tools and equipment necessary and so much more. In short, if you want to become a dog groomer, then […]Can Dog Grooming Classes Online Provide the Skills You Need? is a post from: Dog Grooming Courses Online
  • Pomeranian Haircut Styles: Grooming a Pomeranian for Style

    Jan
    16 Mar 2015 | 10:59 pm
    If you are fortunate enough to share your world with a Pomeranian, you already know how spectacularly beautiful these creatures can be! You might, however, not be so familiar with the different Pomeranian haircut styles that have become so popular. The natural beauty of the Pomeranian made the breed a favorite in Queen Victoria’s court […]Pomeranian Haircut Styles: Grooming a Pomeranian for Style is a post from: Dog Grooming Courses Online
  • Which of these Dog Washing Tubs is Best for Your Business?

    Jan
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:37 pm
    Every grooming business needs a good tub, but not every business needs the same tub. So, when looking for dog washing tubs, it is important to keep a few things in mind. For instance, will you be able to lift your dogs into the tub, or will it be easier for you if the dogs […]Which of these Dog Washing Tubs is Best for Your Business? is a post from: Dog Grooming Courses Online
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    About Doggies

  • Can Dogs Eat Cheesecake?

    About Doggies
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:18 am
    If you love cheesecake, then you might want to share this sweet treat with your 4-legged best friend. However, dogs cannot safely eat everything that we can. So, you wonder: Can dogs eat cheesecake? Can Dogs Eat Cheesecake? As you might already know, sweets in general are not good for dogs. Cheesecake is no exception to this rule. The short... Read more →
  • Can Dogs Eat Ranch Dressing?

    About Doggies
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:36 am
    You are eating potato chips with ranch dipping sauce, your dog is begging you for a bite. You know that you shouldn’t give your dog potato chips, but what about the dipping sauce? Is it safe for dogs to eat ranch dressing? Can Dogs Eat Ranch Dressing? The short answer would be no, dogs cannot eat ranch dressing. The reason... Read more →
  • Can Dogs Eat Smoked Salmon?

    About Doggies
    19 Mar 2015 | 2:38 am
    Salmon is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are the kind of quality fats your dog needs to maintain good health and keep her coat shiny. I’m sure you already know that it’s safe for dogs to eat cooked salmon, but what to do with the leftover smoked salmon? Can dogs eat smoked salmon? Can Dogs Eat Smoked... Read more →
  • Can Dogs Eat Buckwheat?

    About Doggies
    7 Mar 2015 | 8:04 am
    The grain-like seeds of the buckwheat plant are highly nutritious and gluten-free. That makes it a great alternative to rice and pasta, so buckwheat is gaining popularity among healthy eaters. Is buckwheat, though, something you can feed your dogs as well? Can dogs eat buckwheat? Can Dogs Eat the Grain-like Seeds of the Buckwheat Plant? The answer is yes, dogs... Read more →
  • Can Dogs Eat Peaches & Nectarines?

    About Doggies
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:29 am
    Peaches and nectarines are tasty and juicy fruits. If you enjoy eating these fruits, your dog might want to try them as well. He or she might even beg you for a bite. However, is it safe for dogs to eat peaches and nectarines? Can Dogs Eat Peaches & Nectarines? Yes, it’s safe for dogs to eat both peaches and... Read more →
 
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    The Labrador Site

  • 8 Natural Snacks to feed your Healthy Labrador

    Lucy
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:13 am
    Labradors love treats, just like the rest of us. But it is also important that we give them the right sort of food. Whilst it’s fine to give the occasional dog biscuit, you can also enjoy adding in some healthy, natural alternatives. Here are some fun foods you can share with your furry friend: 1. Raw Carrot Dogs are big fans of carrots. Crunching down on them will provide a fun distraction, work their jaw muscles and help to get rid of some of the build up around their teeth too! 2. Apple slices Fruit in large quantities is not good for your dog, but a couple of apple slices will…
  • Labradors as service dogs

    Pippa
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:45 am
    Labradors have a long tradition of working as service dogs. In recent years these roles have become increasingly diversified. From his origins as a hunting dog, the Labrador Retriever has arguably emerged as one of the most able, intelligent and useful animals ever to work with their human companions. Let’s take a look at some of the roles that Labradors now play in enhancing and protecting the lives of people across the globe. Assistance Dogs for the disabled We are all familiar with the Labrador’s role in working as a guide for people with impaired sight, and most of us are…
  • 3 reasons your Labrador is disobedient

    Pippa
    15 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    We all want our Labradors to be well behaved. But getting to this point can be a challenge. This article will help you avoid three common causes of naughtiness by understanding the reasons behind them Reason 1: He doesn’t know what you want him to do Dogs don’t speak English, we know that, but we often expect them to. How many times have you seen someone saying SIT to a puppy that doesn’t know what sit means while pressing down on his bottom.  Dog must wonder about us sometimes.. Traditional training methods can cause a lot of misunderstanding and confusion in the early stages,…
  • Worms in Dogs: How to keep your Labrador worm free

    Pippa
    13 Apr 2015 | 7:30 am
    Worms in dogs are a fact of life. However well looked after your Labrador is, wherever he is walked and whoever he sees, worms are unavoidable. Therefore, controlling them is an important part of labrador health care. So, if you are the proud owner of a Labrador, you will need to know a thing or two about worms. There are a number of different ways that dogs can get these unpleasant parasites. Puppies get worms from their mothers. Every single puppy is born with worms, and before you even bring him home he will need to be treated regularly by the breeder. Adult dogs get worms from licking…
  • The fight against blindness in Labradors

    Pippa
    10 Apr 2015 | 9:08 am
    Did you know that there is a nasty disease that could cause our lovely Labradors to lose their sight? Progressive blindness (PRA) has long been a problem disease in our breed, as it is in several other breeds of dog. It is therefore important for Labrador owners, and especially prospective Labrador puppy owners, to be aware of what it is and what we can do about it. What causes this blindness in dogs? Progressive retinal atrophy or PRA is the breakdown or destruction of the retina. The retina is a membrane that lines the back of the eye. It is this damage to the retina that the vet is…
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    The Pets Info

  • Know How to Choose the Right Cat Furniture

    Admin
    1 Apr 2015 | 4:06 am
    A lot of people are talking about cat furniture these days, but before you buy one, it is important that you know what exactly cat furnishing is and what is its different kinds. As the name suggests, it is furniture specially designed and made for the cats and these can satisfy their daily needs of scratching, climbing, playing and everything else they do. There are different kinds of furniture and based on their height, there is tall one known as car trees and there is also a small one like playgrounds and scratching posts. Amongst all the available furniture, cat trees are what can serve…
  • 10 Must-have Dog Accessories

    Admin
    23 Mar 2015 | 2:45 am
    If you are a dog owner or even if you are planning to get one in near future, have a look at these 10 must-have dog accessories that each and every dog surely should have. Caring for a dog is like caring for your own child and this is something that all dog owners would agree to. It is not something that you should take lightly. Check out the following list. 1. Leash This is a very useful accessory that ensures your pet is safe and this is also important training equipment. Whether it’s a puppy or a big dog, a leash ensures that it does not run away when you take it out. 2. Water and…
  • Know These Dangerous Pet Foods to Avoid

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    19 Mar 2015 | 3:31 am
    If you are a pet lover and you are anxious for your pet’s health, then you should undoubtedly know about the dangerous pet foods to avoid. You will be surprised to know some of them are really delicious to us. However, no matter how tempting the taste is for you, these foods are absolutely no-no for the health of your pet as they can lead to any kind of danger as well. Here are the names of these harmful foods. Foods containing caffeine Any food or drink that contains caffeine is bad for the health of your pets as it contains a compound named methylxanthines. This causes diarrhea and…
  • The Tips for Your Pond Water Treatment

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    24 Sep 2014 | 5:09 am
    A pond forms a complete eco-system, may be in a miniature way. Problems occur when the components of the pond goes completely hay wire. Modern filtration systems use a natural, chemical free process to create a healthy balance in the pond so that the aquatic life including fishes enjoys a clean habitat. Plants thrive in a pleasant environment and the whole thing is attractive to look at. You need to set up a pump which is functional to be able to make the garden pond or the area’s water pond get adequate supply of water. You get expensive as well as inexpensive pump-sets depending on your…
  • Best Skin and Coat Care Products for Dogs

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    19 Sep 2014 | 2:43 am
    The health of your dog’s skin and coat can be maintained by making use of the best skin and coat care products for dogs that are available in the market. The overall health of your dog can be reflected by the appearance of its coat and it is the duty of every dog owner to use the skin care products to make your dog turn healthy like never before. Any product that is rich in protein and vitamin can help in providing a clear skin and a shining coat on your dog. The following are some of the most recommended skin and coat care products for your pet. Itch Relief Spray The itch relief spray…
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  • How to Turn Any Dog Into a Detection Dog

    Minette
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:53 am
    I had a great response to my article about Scent Detection Dogs for more on that click here And, I have been asked to expound on the training of a detection dog. First and foremost let me say that I am not and “expert”.  Although I have done tracking and some scent detection work in the past, I have not had the training that others in the field have and the performance of scent work is truly a science. If you are serious about training your own scent detection dog, then I suggest you find a trainer in your area that can help you attain your specific goals. Dogs can be taught to find, of…
  • Redirected Aggression, Why it is so Dangerous and Why You Don’t Think About it

    Minette
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:28 am
    Excited Dogs Can Bite I work for a friend of mine at her doggy day care. I swear my fitbit and I log 15 miles or more on a good day, just walking dogs back and forth and out to play and in to nap. And, the rare dog that doesn’t like to play or can’t play with other dogs, well they also need some good long walks in order to stimulate their minds. But occasionally we have issues with redirected aggression. Thankfully I think we see it more in our line of work than most pet owners see it from their dogs. But, it DOES exist. I normal dog, who’s owner swears he would “never bite anyone”…
  • Dog Fighting Awareness

    Minette
    9 Apr 2015 | 12:28 pm
    I used this photo because clearly these two cuties are playing! Dog fighting awareness day was yesterday, please excuse me, I was stung by a wasp and the benadryl insured that I would be passed out for most of my productive hours yesterday! Dog fighting, I’d like to think it didn’t really happen. I’d like to think that it only exists in big cities and urban areas, and that the barbarians are too busy selling drugs and breaking the law to find much time to fight their dogs. But the truth is, it happens all of the time, in all places and sometimes by children. I have seen young teenagers…
  • 10 Ways You Could Be Inadvertently Hurting Your Dog

    Minette
    6 Apr 2015 | 7:35 am
    People hurt their dogs all of the time.  Most often it is unintentionally.  And, what knowledge most of us dog owners take for granted may not be common knowledge for all dog owners! So I’ve complied 10 distinct ways in no particular order that you or someone you know might be inadvertently hurting your dog. 1.  No exercise Dogs need exercise.  It doesn’t matter if they are 2 pounds or 250 pounds or if they are puppies, adults, or geriatric dogs; all dogs need exercise. Exercise is crucial to mental well-being was well-being. Exercise is also crucial to us humans! So get out there…
  • Changes of Behavior and Why I Wish We Were All Detection Dog Handlers

    Minette
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:06 am
    Detection dogs, they still blow my mind! How can a dog find a miniscule amount of drugs or explosives? In one study a bedbug detection dog was 97.5% reliable detecting bed bugs and their eggs with 0 false positives while discerning them from ants, cockroaches and termites.  They could detect as few as one adult bedbug or 5 eggs and were also able to discriminate live bedbugs from dead bedbugs, casts, skin and feces with a 95% positive identification, with only 3 false positives on bedbug feces. Did you know dogs can also smell the presence of blood, even after it has been scrubbed off of a…
 
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  • Best Puppy Food For Labs And Large Breeds – 5 Reviews

    Mark Jenner
    23 Apr 2015 | 4:37 pm
    As a dog lover, you want to give your pooch the best of everything and that includes the best food. But with so many brands on the market today, it's hard to determine which ones outshine the rest. There are many factors you must keep in mind when choosing puppy food for your Lab, the most important of which we're going to discuss in this article. We'll also provide a review of five popular brands to aid you with your decision, 4 that we recommend as the best puppy food for labs, and one very popular brand you may be surprised to hear is probably best avoided. [Click to continue...] The post…
  • Why Are Dogs Scared Of Thunder? How Can You Help?

    Mark Jenner
    15 Apr 2015 | 3:12 pm
    Does your dog become scared and desperate when dark skies are brewing? Do they seem anxious and worried at the slightest rumblings of a storm? Luckily, we have the answers right here. Read on to learn exactly why fear of thunder occurs, how your dog feels at the time and what you can do to help your poor dog. [Click to continue...] The post Why Are Dogs Scared Of Thunder? How Can You Help? appeared first on LabradorTrainingHQ.
  • The Best Dog Beds For Labs And Large Dogs Reviewed

    Mark Jenner
    7 Apr 2015 | 4:38 pm
    Our four-legged friends need a nice, warm comfortable bed for the same reasons we do. But figuring out the best dog beds for Labs is no easy task because large dogs tend to have a more specific set of requirements than their smaller canine counterparts. Not only do they love curling up and relaxing at the end of a tiring day full of fun and play, but a bed must sufficiently cushion and support their heavier joints and bones from hard floors to prevent sores and calluses. [Click to continue...] The post The Best Dog Beds For Labs And Large Dogs Reviewed appeared first on LabradorTrainingHQ.
  • What Is Puppy Socialization? Why Is It So Important?

    Mark Jenner
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:45 pm
    Puppy socialization is a crucial part of raising a happy, healthy, and relaxed dog. But what is puppy socialization exactly? And how does it involve you? By the time your puppy has left their siblings and mother behind, they will have learned a lot about being a dog, but they probably won’t know much about the world outside of the little slice where they were born. And that’s where you come in... [Click to continue...] The post What Is Puppy Socialization? Why Is It So Important? appeared first on LabradorTrainingHQ.
  • Feeding Your Labrador Puppy: What, How Much, How Often?

    Mark Jenner
    6 Mar 2015 | 4:12 am
    As we all know too well, what we put in our belly has a huge impact on our health, vitality, length and quality of life. You really are what you eat...and it's the same for your puppy! But all animals are different and have their own very specific nutritional requirements - you can't just feed your puppy the same food you eat. Most people are aware that a lack of nutrition can lead to stunted growth and musculo-skeletal abnormalities, but not everybody is aware that too much of certain things can have the same devastating effects. In this article you will learn precisely how to feed your…
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  • Doghood

    Abhishek Joshi
    9 Apr 2015 | 3:33 am
    Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - The world as the dogs sees it. Having a dog is akin to parenthood and yet at Dog with Blog, every few days we receive emails from pet parents putting their ‘beloved dog’ for adoption. We are but dogs, aloof of the ways of the world but we understand that mothers don’t abandon their children so why abandon the pets? Far from … Continue reading Doghood → The post Doghood appeared first on Dog With Blog.
  • What you need to know about Game of Thrones Direwolves

    Abhishek Joshi
    4 Apr 2015 | 12:02 pm
    Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - The world as the dogs sees it. It may be April, the onset of great Indian summer but in Westeros, ‘Winter is coming’. Billed as the most epic TV series on the face of the planet, HBO’s Game of Thrones has legions of fans. The multiple award-winning medieval fantasy epic based on George R.R. Martin’s best-selling book series “A Song of Ice … Continue reading What you need to know about Game of Thrones Direwolves → The post What you need to know about Game of Thrones Direwolves appeared first on Dog With Blog.
  • Hachiko Reunited with his human!

    Abhishek Joshi
    1 Apr 2015 | 2:39 am
    Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - The world as the dogs sees it. In a span of 90 years, the loyalty of a dog from a sleepy town in Japan,  has traversed from Shibuya via newspapers, reached Tokyo and neighboring islands via textbooks and animated films and further across the oceans via a Hollywood adaptation; it would hardly come as a surprise if we find in an internet … Continue reading Hachiko Reunited with his human! → The post Hachiko Reunited with his human! appeared first on Dog With Blog.
 
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  • Is Your Middle Aged Dog at Risk for This Complex Condition That Requires Medical Treatment?

    25 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Dr. Becker Immune-mediated thrombocytopenia (IMT) is a condition in which the body’s immune system destroys its own blood platelets. IMT is primarily a disease of middle-aged dogs, and while any breed can be affected, Poodles, Cocker Spaniels, and Old English Sheepdogs are predisposed. The disease is quite rare in cats. The Job of Blood Platelets Platelets are very important types of blood cells that are produced from bone marrow. They help blood to clot by travelling to damaged areas of blood vessels, where they collect and bind together, forming a small plug or patch that seals the…
  • Cats and Dogs Are the Best Babysitters!

    25 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Tucking in the blankets, keeping the swing swinging, and showing off so shamelessly that the baby screams with laughter, these pets prove they’re awesome sitters! Comments (2)
  • It's Popular, Cheap, and Fun - But It Can Destroy Wildlife

    24 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Dr. Becker According to experts at the University of Tennessee, the practice of feeding bread and popcorn to wild geese isn’t the benign family activity most well meaning people think it is. "That's not a good diet for them. As a matter of fact, if they are young and growing and they get a little too much of that carbohydrate they can grow too fast and get a condition called Angel Wing that makes it so they can never fly," says Dr. Cheryl Greenacre, with UT Veterinary Medical Center.1 The condition called angel wing is irreversible, and it inhibits the birds’ ability to fly. They…
  • One of the Loudest Dogs You'll Ever Meet... Its Name Even Means "Loudmouth"

    23 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Dr. Becker Beagles, the 5th most popular dog breed in America, are adored for their curious and friendly personalities, and their love of companionship and adventure. Beagles actually date back to the 1300s and were originally used for trailing rabbits in England.1 As scenthounds, Beagles love to follow a trail. They've got about 220 million scent receptors in their noses, compared to about 5 million in humans,2 so it's no wonder that they're even used by law enforcement for contraband detection. Beagles have a small to medium build, but don't let their size fool you. These compact dogs…
  • "Just Stop It!" Two Cats’ Reactions to Cyber Birds and Fish

    23 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Scratching the screen incessantly, the first cat can’t stop trying to get the birds and fish; the second cat can’t stop trying to get the first cat to stop scratching the screen!  Comments (1)
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  • Facts You Need To Know When Choosing the Best Dog Diet

    Shelly Hawkins
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:15 am
    Which dog food is the best? As you walk through the aisles of your pet food store, it’s quite easy to feel overwhelmed by the many food choices. After all, the majority of bags of dog food seem to make claims that they’re the best food. Despite all the marketing claims though it’s important to […]The post Facts You Need To Know When Choosing the Best Dog Diet appeared first on Not In The Dog House.
  • Do Dogs Attack Out of the Blue?

    Shelly Hawkins
    7 Apr 2015 | 7:39 pm
    Dog behavior is ultimately the result of genetics and environmental experiences. While it’s true that inexperienced breeders lacking knowledge about temperament play a role in the production of puppies with difficult temperaments, irresponsible ownership plays a big role as well. Deficits in the socialization and training department, neglect and mistreatment further contribute to the development […]The post Do Dogs Attack Out of the Blue? appeared first on Not In The Dog House.
  • What You Need to Do to Slow Dogs from Eating Fast

    Shelly Hawkins
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:43 am
    Some dogs tend to eat fast, there’s no doubt about it. After all, if we think of their past, it makes sense. Food that wasn’t eaten right away could have been another animal’s meal, so best to seize the day and simply wolf it down. And if the dog couldn’t eat the whole food all […]The post What You Need to Do to Slow Dogs from Eating Fast appeared first on Not In The Dog House.
  • What You Need to Know About The Truth of Dog Kisses

    Shelly Hawkins
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:34 am
    Do dogs really give kisses? When we look at animal behavior, it’s important to avoid falling into the anthropomorphism trap. Anthropomorphism, that is, the habit of attributing to animals human traits, often gets in the way and ultimately prevents us from clearly interpreting animal behavior correctly. Truth is, in the dog world, we don’t see […]The post What You Need to Know About The Truth of Dog Kisses appeared first on Not In The Dog House.
  • Yeast Infections in Dogs: Something to Scratch About

    Shelly Hawkins
    16 Mar 2015 | 9:26 pm
    Not many dog owners are aware of the fact that a healthy dog’s skin is normally populated by a vast array of organisms, including yeast. Under healthy circumstances, when the dog’s immune system works well, the numbers of yeast are held under control and all goes well. Problems start when the immune system for one […]The post Yeast Infections in Dogs: Something to Scratch About appeared first on Not In The Dog House.
 
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  • Crate Training With A Full-Time Job

    Wendy
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:13 pm
    Hey there! I’m Perrin from ChewieSays.com. I just finished crate training my dog, Chewie, about three months ago and I wanted to share a few things I learned along the way. Like any form of training, crate training takes time. In fact, sometimes more than you bargained for because it’s not simply learning a trick—it’s ... The post Crate Training With A Full-Time Job appeared first on Totally Goldens.
  • Crate Training Your Puppy Or Dog: A Step-By-Step Guide

    Wendy
    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?

    Wendy
    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?

    Wendy
    14 Dec 2014 | 4:02 pm
      In a previous article I detailed the many benefits using a dog crate can provide for both you and your 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

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

    Francis Yupangco
    23 Apr 2015 | 4:41 pm
    We all know that Global warming in recent years is at its highest levels. Global warming is a huge problem, of which we don’t even know the implications of the full long term impacts of this rapid climate change. Three different ‘blobs’ of warm water throughout the World are having a huge impact on the marine ecosystem. One blob is in the Bering Sea, one blob is located off the Coast of California and one blob is in the Pacific. The blobs can range in size. However, the Pacific blog is 1000 miles long, 1000 miles wide and 100 yards deep! Although the name…
  • Revolution: an important movie for aquarists. An important movie for human beings.

    Jeremy Gosnell
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:52 am
    When I was attending the Eastern Academy of Scuba Education (EASE) in 2007, a little known film named Sharkwater had just been released in south Florida. Behind the film was a man named Rob Stewart, unknown to everyone at the academy, including the head instructors who had spent their entire lives traveling the world and diving. Since we were all avid divers and training to become instructors, one night a few of us set out to watch the film. We were all left in awe and the film changed my entire view of sharks and oceanic ecosystems. A few days later during a training dive, we spotted an 11…
  • Update: Cause of Fish Kill At Texas State Aquarium Discovered

    Francis Yupangco
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:18 am
    On April 16, 2015, we were informed of the very the sad news that hundreds of fish had died at the Texas State Aquarium. The cause of what led to the massive fish kill is now clear: a mislabeled chemical container. In an effort to combat a pesky parasite which was infecting the tanks, the staff had added the white powder trichlorfon, a common parasite treatment, to a small test tank. The tank contained several fish and the treatment had a positive effect on the parasite with no negative effects on the fish. Aquarium workers then proceeded to put what they thought was the same chemical…
  • Scam Alert! Important Announcement for MACNA Exhibitors and Attendees

    Caitlin Goldenberg
    22 Apr 2015 | 11:23 am
    Those planning on attending MACNA this coming September, be heedful when selecting your hotel accommodations as there’s apparently some less than savory folks involved in a hotel booking scam, and they’re alarmingly persistent. The organization, “Exhibitors Housing Service”, has been misrepresenting themselves as serving some sort of role in the conference to those who may be attending, specifically targeting exhibitors with some rather unscrupulous and aggressive tactics in the form of phone calls and emails.  Get this shiny “official” email in…
  • Fish Tank Explodes!

    Justin Credabel
    22 Apr 2015 | 9:41 am
    A 100-gallon saltwater fish tank ruptured unexpectedly Sunday night at The Loft Wine Bar in Benecia, California. Security cameras caught the the whole thing.  Crazy!  What are your thoughts – what do you think could have caused this?See the footage here: MORE… More: The post Fish Tank Explodes! appeared first on reefs.com.
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  • Tips For Flea Proofing The Pet And Your Place

    admin
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:38 pm
    Pets make human beings complete with their compassion and dedication. When your pooch runs towards you with a big smile on his face, all your worries and stress from work just melts away. But, there is one thing that comes uninvited all along with your pets, and that is fleas. Even though you try to take utmost care in keeping your pets flea free, they somehow hop up to either their backs or make their way in some corner of the house. Flea eradication is inevitable as this parasite can make your pets anemic by continuously having blood feasts on their blood. These parasites can even target…
  • Expiry Dates – Certainly Not an Aspect to Ignore

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    22 Apr 2015 | 2:13 am
    Little things matter in pet care. Being a pet parent not only keeps you occupied but also makes you responsible. Every little aspect of a pet’s life needs to be handled with care. Raising pets is about making wise decisions about every happening in the pet’s life. From choosing which flea shampoo to use to which dog food to administer, pet parenting needs utmost sincerity in all aspects. Pet treatments call for attention and prudence from the side of pet parents. Right medicines when administered in the right manner make a whole lot of difference in the pet’s health. One of the grave…
  • Easter Gift To Pet Parents From PetCareSupplies- 7% Site Wide Discount

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    4 Apr 2015 | 2:57 am
    As we stand at the dusk of the holy week, people would be engaged in their Easter preparation with all their heart. Lilies, chocolates, Easter Bunnies, eggs and much more would be taking their decorative shapes right now at everybody’s home. The most exciting part of the Easter is to exchange gifts with friends and family. In this joyous hustle bustle what people may miss is the opportunity to get the best products at slashed rates of Easter sale. PetCareSupplies(PCS) care a way lot about the pets and their parents to let them miss such an opportunity from our side. The company wants to get…
  • Hairballs in Cats: Symptoms, Concerns and Preventions

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    31 Mar 2015 | 2:54 am
    Being a pet parent of a kitty, your biggest concern would be to prevent your cats from hairballs. Cats have barbs on their tongue facing backwards. These barbs have an important role to play in a cat’s life. Outdoor cats catch their prey and tear off their flesh with the help of these barbs. They also help the kitties in removing parasites and other barbs from their skin. They give the benefit of removing dead hair from the cat’s coat, but unfortunately as the barbs are faced backwards the dead hair is swallowed. And, this is the way how cats are exposed to the dangers of hairballs.
  • Pet Health Insurance: 5 Things You Must Consider

    admin
    19 Mar 2015 | 5:27 am
    Unexpected and unaffordable expenditures are the main reasons behind buying insurance. You may be buying all types of insurances, for your family, your car, home and yourself, just to be prepared for the sudden expenditures. But, have you considered buying health insurance for your pet? Taking care of pets has not been taken seriously as far as its cost is concerned. Pet health insurance is just as important as your own insurance to avoid big expenditures. It may not be feasible for a $160 urinary tract infection, but for $3550 fracture repair, it definitely is. Heartworm treatments,…
 
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  • That’s Nuts!

    feline
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Pierre: Excuse me, Newton, those peanuts are mine! Newton: Can’t we share? Pierre: * CHOMP * I don’t think so. Pierre: Did these catnip peanuts try to escape? I don’t THINK so. Pierre: If I take a really big bite, maybe I can chomp into this from the end. Pierre: Did someone call me a big mouth after that last photo? I heard that! That’s Nuts! was originally published on Sometimes Cats Herd You.
  • Scan that Stray

    feline
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Last October, Lisa, one of the members of our local rescue community lost her cat Skittles. A former stray, Skittles had been hit by a car, and Lisa had nursed him back to health, eventually adopting him. While Lisa was out of town, Skittles escaped from the house. After a great deal of searching, a heartbroken Lisa resigned herself to never seeing Skittles again. Earlier this month, the microchip company called Lisa to tell her that her cat had been reported found. A woman had been feeding the friendly stray cat, but as winter came to a close, the woman who was feeding Skittles was preparing…
  • Wordless Wednesday: Will Ashton Believe This? Edition

    feline
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Did you see the rest of Ashton’s chicken capers? If not, you can catch up on our adventures. Wordless Wednesday: Will Ashton Believe This? Edition was originally published on Sometimes Cats Herd You.
  • Candy Hearts

    feline
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Newton: The head peep has been holding out on us a while and keeping some catnip toys we won from Cat Wisdom 101 back in February in the closet. Can you believe it? They finally came out for us to play with. Ashton: Hey, look, catnip that looks like a box of candy! This must be from Mr. Jinx! Newton: It’s not from Mr. Jinx, we won it in a giveaway on another blog and we haven’t been allowed to play with it! Ashton: Don’t be ridiculous. Who else would send me a candy heart but Mr. Jinx? He’s probably wishing me well for Ashton’s Chicken Emporium. Newton: You…
  • Adventures in Manscaping

    feline
    19 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Newton: I had to go get manscaped this weekend. The humans say that I don’t take good enough care of my armpits and that they were getting matted again. The humans tried to tell me that I should be excited to be the first of us to take our new carriers out of the house. Can you see my excitement? Riding in the car isn’t so bad when you can see. This photo was when I heard, “What’s the point of having a crash-tested carrier if you hang out of it?” I had to wait in the waiting room a while, and a lot of dogs came and went. I’ll tell you, I could have taken on…
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  • Why People Care More About Pets Than Other Humans

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    13 Apr 2015 | 7:02 pm
    We love our pets. In a survey by the American Animal Hospital Association, 40 percent of married female dog owners reported they received more emotional support from their pet than from their husband or their kids. But do we really care more about pets than people
  • Grammy Winners 2015

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    9 Feb 2015 | 3:26 am
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    1 Feb 2015 | 3:08 pm
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  • Why Do Dogs Watch and React to Television?

    QRator
    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

    QRator
    4 Dec 2014 | 11:58 pm
    In 1947, Ed Lowe put some fuller’s earth in bags, wrote KITTY LITTER on them, and dropped them off at a hardware store. The product sold, and it sold in supermarkets and pet stores. The market grew ever outward, from southern Michigan to the world
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    Beverly Hills Dog Training

  • Conformation and Obedience Competitions Explained

    David Reinecker
    21 Apr 2015 | 8:16 am
    Conformation shows are intended to help breeders compare their dogs against other dogs, and against a breed standard, so they can make the best possible choices for future breeding decisions from a physical viewpoint. A judge who is well-versed in…Read more ›
  • 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 ›
 
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    Fitdog Sports Club » Blog

  • 3 reasons why less active dogs enjoy daycare

    Andrea Servadio
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:04 pm
    You might wonder if your laid back or people-orientated dog will enjoy daycare. Here are 3 reasons why less active pups not only like dog daycare but also thrive in it. 1. Social Engagement A social structure emerges in dog daycare where each dog plays a role in the pack (sort of like cliques in high school). For example, at Fitdog, we have: “Hall Monitors” who chase or bark at dogs they believe are not following the rules (dog or human); the “Lounger’s Club,” dogs who spend the entire morning snoozing together then perking up later in the day; “Kings of the Mountain,” dogs…
  • Why Daycare Should Not Be Your Dog’s Primary Source of Exercise

    Andrea Servadio
    3 Apr 2015 | 3:18 pm
    By Andrea Servadio, Co-Owner Fitdog Sports Club One of the most common mistakes dog owners make is not giving their furry friend enough exercise, which can lead to boredom and potentially neurotic and destructive behaviors. In fact, many owners mistakenly rely on doggy daycare as the primary source of their dog’s daily exercise. And it’s totally understandable; daycare is an easy and convenient solution for busy doggy parents. Unfortunately, while daycare provides benefits like social stimulation and opportunities for play, it is not an effective platform for keeping Fido fit,…
  • Meet Montana! Our Fitdog of the Month for April 2015

    Andrea Servadio
    1 Apr 2015 | 4:59 pm
    For April 2015, we are honoring Montana, a member of the club since he was only 4 months old. He is a unique breed called a Dakota Sport Retriever, a mix from a Golden Retriever and a Cocker Spaniel. When he first comes into daycare, he sprints around the play area a few times to burn off some steam, then settles in with his friends. Montana likes to wrestle and joke around with his best pals, Rufus, Charlie E. and Bear S. When he’s not goofing off, he enjoys sunbathing in the afternoons. Montana takes his role in the dog pack very seriously. You can find him on the top of the play…
  • Terrance’s Tips: Best way to control the pack?

    Andrea Servadio
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:53 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. What’s the best way to control a group of dogs at daycare or elsewhere? Consistency is the key to all forms of training. Click here for some good tips and information on how to control dogs and become an…
  • 6 basics on kennel cough

    Andrea Servadio
    15 Mar 2015 | 11:12 am
    Kennel cough is a bit of a misnomer. Although the word “kennel” is right up front, the canine condition is an umbrella term for sickness, rather than one simple illness, and could have less to do with boarding facilities than with the age of dogs – such as puppies and elderly dogs. Those points, along with other kennel cough facts benefit from clarification. Jason Stull, VMD, MPVM, PhD, DACVPM, Assistant Professor in the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, is the principal researcher of a 20-month study with the AKC Canine Health Foundation and the Orthopedic…
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    Puppy Leaks

  • Roundup #11 – Our Favorite Dog Articles of the Week

    Jen Gabbard
    25 Apr 2015 | 9:55 am
    Spring is such a great hiking time for Laika and I; the trails are much easier to traverse before pricker bushes have had a chance to fully bloom. I hope you have a great weekend, enjoy this beautiful weather, and have a chance to catch up on some of this weeks best dog stories. Hope you enjoy these articles as much as I did – and as always submissions for future round ups are always welcomed (and encouraged). Laika in her full ‘tongue out after a hike but still ready to go somewhere else’ mode My Favorite Dog Articles of the Week Bubble Wrap or Pet Insurance? Pet insurance…
  • How Boredom Caused My Dog to Hide Her Toys

    Jen Gabbard
    23 Apr 2015 | 4:16 am
    Boredom caused my dog to hide her toys obsessively, and it can lead to other destructive behaviors if we’re not paying attention. This is a cautionary tale of how finding a bone in my coat pocket made me realize my dog had a real toy hiding problem. Hiding Toys It’s a Natural Instinct A dogs instinct to dig and bury objects goes back a long way. In the wild dogs didn’t know when or how they were going to score their next meal, so they began to store their extras. Dogs developed the evolutionary behavior of burying their food for later use. Burying their extras in dirt not…
  • Sweet Stewie Has Been Waiting More Than a Year

    Jen Gabbard
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:12 pm
    Stewie is a wonderful young dog that absolutely adores attention from people of all ages. He’s playful, well behaved, and affectionate. Unfortunately because he gets stressed out at adoption events he’s not getting much attention. He’s been with Home Fur Ever for more than a year and hasn’t received one single application. Let’s share this great guy & find him his forever home. Stewie Has Been Waiting More Than a Year Stewie has been with Home Fur Ever rescue in Detroit for over a year and he hasn’t received one single application. He’s a…
  • Weekly Roundup: Our Favorite Dog Articles, Deals and Videos

    Jen Gabbard
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:36 pm
    Quick Update – I Finally Got Myself a Camera As part of the goal I made in January I finally purchased my very own camera. I’ve been practicing my photography skills for the past few weeks. I still have no idea what most of the buttons do but luckily Laika doesn’t seem to mind helping me out and modeling on our hikes. She’s a really good sport – I let her get dirty and roll in the mud as long as she’s willing to get cleaned up afterwards. I just say “hose” and she gladly waits. So you might be seeing more photos of Laika in the future –…
  • How to Stop Your Dogs Nail From Bleeding

    Jen Gabbard
    16 Apr 2015 | 4:02 am
    When trimming your dogs nails accidents can happen. If you cut your dogs nails too short and hit the quick (the soft tissue) of your dogs nail it will cause a lot of pain and bleeding for your dog. Your dog will most likely pull away and vocalize their discomfort. While it might take awhile to regain your dogs trust in your ability to trim his nails the wound itself can be mended at home. Don’t Panic – We All Make Mistakes Remain calm; the bleeding is going to look much worse than it actually is. The calmer you remain the calmer you can keep your dog. If you do trim your dog’s…
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    Top Dog Tips

  • 21 Situations When Dogs Hate Their Humans

    Alina Y
    26 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
    “I really hate it when your little human forgets about boundaries.” Via dogcare.dailypuppy.com ”Or when you think that you’re a celebrity and we need to be remembered.” Via www.ifweweredogs.com “When you’re talking so much, you become so annoying. Like I’ll ever understand you, hmpf!” Via tokyodesu.com “No kissing tonight honey, I’m too tired!” Via soepic.net “Didn’t I tell you to back off?!” Via www.huffingtonpost.com “Nor I am an avid fan of your hugs!” Via newswire.no “Or when you stare at me up close and think it’s cute.” Via…
  • Low Birthrate in China and Taiwan Spawning a Booming Pet Business

    Samantha Randall
    26 Apr 2015 | 6:50 am
    The birthrate in Taiwan and mainland China is lingeringly low, and it is causing a growing number of people to adopt and raise pets instead of children. This boom in pet adoption is making the pet product market skyrocket and it is now generating a staggering $16.2 billion a year. Currently there are about 2 million pets in Taiwan and business opportunities in the pet industry are estimated at $970 million to $1.6 billion. In mainland China the number of domesticated pets is a whopping 150 million, creating annual business opportunities of upwards of $14.5 billion. RELATED: Must Have Dog…
  • Illinois Lawmakers Considering New Rules for Pet Shops to Help Stop Puppy Mills

    Samantha Randall
    25 Apr 2015 | 6:49 am
    Pet stores that sell live animals have been under a lot of scrutiny in the past few years about where they get their pets and whether or not they are purchasing animals from puppy mills. City Council members in Joliet, Illinois are considering an ordinance that would require pet shops to acquire pets from animal shelters, rescue organizations, or animal control facilities. Supporters of the bill argue that many pet shops purchase animals that come from puppy mills and these animals are over bred, kept in cages that are too small, live in unsanitary conditions, and do not have their basic…
  • Where to Find FREE Dog Food Samples

    Samantha Randall
    25 Apr 2015 | 6:39 am
    Some dog owners will find it odd to search for free dog food samples, but anyone who has ever tried to switch the brand of dog food that they feed their canine knows that it can sometimes be a challenging task. There are certainly dogs out there that will eat any kind of dog food that is put in front of them, and sometimes many other things they shouldn’t eat as well. But more often than not, dog owners will run into a pooch that can be quite picky when it comes to the brand and flavor of their kibble. There is nothing more frustrating than buying bag after bag of dog food and having…
  • Teen Expanding the Pet Sitting Business She Started When She Was Just 9 Years Old

    Samantha Randall
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:25 pm
    Apparently 25 is Allie Clegg’s lucky number. In 2025 she will be 25 years old. By that time she hopes to have 25 locations for her pet sitting business, Allie’s Walkabout. The 15 year old girl started the company when she was just 9 years old and is currently running it out of her family’s home in Villa Hills, Kentucky. Allie started her business when she was 9 years old after some good advice from her father. When she asked him for some money to buy some candy from a local shop, he saw the teachable moment and told her she would need to earn it. He suggested she ask some of their…
 
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    Dachshund Appreciation Society

  • Miniature Dachshund Coats: Fashion for your Mini Dachshund

    thehilson
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:03 pm
    Miniature dachshund coats are all the rage these days. If you have a dachshund, then you will really want to see this. Not everyone likes dressing their dog up, but everyone should see this. Remember that these coats are not just fashion accessories, they also serve a purpose. I know that there are some of you out there who disagree with putting clothing on your dogs, and thats fair enough. I am certainly not going to try and change your minds. But I know there are a great many of you who love nothing more than to buy some beautiful (or sometimes humorous) outfit for your dog and show them…
  • What To Expect from Wire Haired Dachshunds

    thehilson
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:45 am
    Wire haired dachshunds are gorgeous animals. They are beautiful and so full of life and bursting with character. But I would say much the same thing about any type of dachshund, so what makes wire haired dachshunds any different? Read this and find out. Choosing the perfect dog can be tricky what with wanting a specific breed, color and character. Dachshunds are generally excellent pet material and the wire haired varieties are even more so. Wirehaired dachshunds are known for their intelligence and energetic demeanors. They are like pint sized spitfires and are forever curious about…
  • 5 Important Health Tips for Miniature Dachshund Puppies

    thehilson
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:15 am
    If you care about the health and wellbeing of your dachshund, then you are going to need to read this. Information like this is essential knowledge for dachshund owners, especially those gorgeous miniature dachshund puppies   Dachshunds are curious, loyal, and inventive, and miniature dachshund puppies in particular have the ‘cute factor’ that no other breed even comes close to capturing. These high-spirited hounds may come in small sizes, but their character knows no bounds, and many ‘wiener dog’ lovers are proud to say that their pup’s personality is definitely larger than…
  • Teaching a Dachshund to Jump

    thehilson
    14 Apr 2015 | 5:23 am
    Dachshunds are not known for their agility. My personal thoughts on this are that dachshunds are too  intelligent, and do not see the point in jumping for jumpings sake! But you should watch this video and decide for yourself whats going on in the mind of this gorgeous dachshund This video was highlighted to me by one of our members, and rightly so because its an amazingly funny video. I really enjoyed watching it and I know you will too. Have you ever tried to take a dachshund through any kind of agility training, then get in touch through the comments section and tell us about your…
  • The best dachshund outdoor features for your yard or garden

    thehilson
    14 Apr 2015 | 4:56 am
    If you love dachshunds, then you should be using your yard to be telling the world about it! Its your solemn duty as a doxie nut to make sure EVERYONE knows it! And you never know, maybe a little of your dachshund insanity may rub off on some of the people who see… Here are the best ways to share the dachshund madness   Outdoor dachshund features are permanent features that tell your neighbours and the world about your love of dachshunds, so it important to get this stuff right! Here are some of the best outdoor items that you can have. They will bring pleasure to you, whilst…
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    The Hugo Diaries

  • Spring catch up!

    Stella Gray
    25 Apr 2015 | 9:08 am
    Once again time has been speeding by and it has been two months since I last wrote so I think it is time for a catch up.Hugo and Pip made their usual appearance at Crufts in March, representing Akita Rescue & Welfare Trust on the breed rescue stand and spent  four hours being petted and loved by hundreds of people who came to the stand. As is normal at any event at the N.E.C. we had to park quite some distance from the buildings and thought we would have a long trek in. Not so this time as there was a conveniently timed shuttle bus that was virtually empty just waiting to…
  • 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…
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    Toy "Tails"

  • Hyper Chewz, Not all it’s Hyped Up to Be

    Zeea
    25 Apr 2015 | 11:49 am
    Hyper Chewz Stick by Hyper Pet Made of EVA Foam, the Hyper Chewz Stick approaches durability in a different way from most toys. Instead of the design focusing on being impenetrable, this toy is made to be pliable which allows the dog’s teeth to sink into the material. This toy molds around their teeth instead of breaking apart; the idea behind this is that the dog believes that it is able to get through the toy as it chews (or so is my understanding :idea: ). Hyper Pet describes this foam as ultra-durable and advertises this toy for power chewers. Well Zeea definitely sunk her teeth into…
  • Zo-GO-and-GET-flex Toy

    Zeea
    15 Apr 2015 | 7:47 pm
    West Paw Design’s Zogoflex toys come in many shapes, sizes and colours, all of which are dishwasher safe and float for playtime in the pool. The material of Zogoflex toys is guaranteed to last and is 100% recyclable material – a great combination. The specific Zogoflex toy I am reviewing is the Hurley (bone). Zeea has owned this toy for over a week now and although not her favorite toy, I have noticed it does get moved around the house from time to time. When Zeea first received this toy she was excited and immediately tried to sink her teeth into it. You could see her teeth scratch…
  • Just a quick post…

    Zeea
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:05 am
    To all my readers sorry for the rate I have been posting, I do have two new toys which I will be writing about. I have given one of these toys to Zeea and it has survived so far. Look forward to finding out what this new durable toy is.
  • On a Roll

    Zeea
    16 Mar 2015 | 4:11 pm
    Jolly Egg by Jolly Pets The key to this toy’s durability is its shape. It is shaped like an egg which makes it impossible for dogs to get their jaws around it. I had my doubts at first because Zeea was able to pick up and carry The Buster Cube which is also an awkward shape and much bigger than her mouth. However, it seems the egg shape is impossible to grip; Zeea has yet to succeed in this endeavour. The Jolly Egg by Jolly Pets was designed for energetic herding dogs and also to provide a safe outlet for dogs’ hunting instinct. The Egg is made of hard plastic with a hollow center, which…
  • Bionic Play…is it over already?

    Zeea
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:28 pm
    The Urban Stick by Bionic Pet Products The Urban stick is a uniquely shaped toy that can be stuffed with treats (suggestion: try peanut butter then place the toy in the freezer for a bit).The Urban Stick is made of Bionic rubber composed of FDA (Food and Drug Administration) food-grade material, making it non-toxic to dogs. The material also allows the toy to float and makes it dishwasher safe (great for cleaning off the peanut butter…if there’s any left ). This toy is described as long-lasting and as able to stand up to the most aggressive chewing or “Bionic Play”. The Urban…
 
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    Pet Insurance

  • First Aid for Your Pet: What You Need to Know

    Liz Upson
    22 Apr 2015 | 6:31 pm
    The thing about accidents is you don’t plan them – by their very nature, you don’t get advance warning of an emergency. The unexpected happens – so it pays to be prepared. So when disaster strikes and your pet is hit by a car, chokes on a bone, or cuts his leg would you know what to do? Of course, your pet’s best chance of a full recovery is to seek urgent veterinary treatment, but there are times when the pet needs immediate attention, and you must act fast to save their life. Stay Calm The aim of first aid is to stabilize the animal while getting them to professional help.
  • 5 Common Easter Hazards for Dogs

    Liz Upson
    3 Apr 2015 | 3:54 pm
    Many people look forward to Easter. Spring has finally sprung, early flowers are starting to bloom, and who doesn’t enjoy dyeing hard-boiled eggs or hunting for the plastic, treat-filled variety? With the excitement of these festivities, it can be easy to forget that some of our favorite Easter traditions are hazardous to our canine compadres. Read on for five common products to watch out for. 1. Chocolate One of the staples of Easter is candy-filled plastic eggs that we like to hide in the house and/or yard for children (or adults!) to find. And if you really like to spoil the kids, you…
  • 5 Common Easter Hazards for Cats

    Liz Upson
    3 Apr 2015 | 3:46 pm
    With the Easter season nearly upon us, many of us are probably worrying more about hiding Easter baskets from the kids (and big kids) than we are about hiding the baskets from our pets. This is a mistake that can often lead to more than just an upset stomach when it comes to our favorite felines. There are some potentially deadly, yet extremely common Easter products that grace many households during the season. Here are our top five things to keep out of reach of your cats this Easter. 1. Easter Basket Grass Who doesn’t love the plastic green “grass” that eggs and candy rest upon in…
  • The biggest risk to your pet’s health…

    Liz Upson
    1 Apr 2015 | 3:21 pm
    Is the veterinary care bill. You’ve just picked your new dog up from the shelter, and you can’t wait to show them their new home. Perhaps they were abandoned as a puppy or were found wandering the streets, or maybe they’re an elderly dog that was relinquished by owners who could no cope. You’re not too sure, but you know one thing for certain…they are amazing and adorable and exactly the dog you’ve always wanted! Rescuing a dog is an emotional experience; anyone who has ever visited a shelter knows how heartbreaking it can be to see so many dogs looking for their forever homes.
  • 5 Mistakes Puppy Owners Should Avoid

    Liz Upson
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:43 pm
    1. Not brushing your puppy’s teeth. Around 80 percent of dogs will develop some form of dental disease by the time they are three, yet most people still don’t know that they should be brushing their dog’s teeth regularly. Can you imagine not brushing your teeth for weeks or even months on end, morning breath would be the least of your worries… Starting the routine when they are puppies not only helps prevent severe, and very expensive to treat, dental issues but also makes the whole process significantly less traumatic for both the dog and the owner. There are lots of resources on the…
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    PBS Pet Travel » Blog Posts

  • Budgie Care: A Shopping List of Supplies

    Richard
    14 Apr 2015 | 4:02 am
    When it comes to buying a new pet the vast list of supplies that you need can be rather intimidating. Not only can it be difficult to work out everything that you might need, but it’s also all too easy to be sucked into some sales ploy and end up buying all sorts of supplies that you don’t actually need. Lastly, possibly the most frustrating thing about shopping for pet supplies can be getting home only to discover that you’ve forgotten something! The aim of this article is therefore to provide a “shopping list” of equipment you’ll need if you’re going to buy your first pet…
  • Flake-Free – 5 Exciting Alternative Fish Foods to Try

    Richard
    9 Apr 2015 | 4:01 am
    Ask most fish keepers what they feed their fish and the vast majority will tell you they feed the standard “fish flakes” available from virtually every pet shop in the world. For many fish keepers around the world, fish flakes is all they ever feed. Now, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Many of the better-known commercial fish flake brands have been extensively tested over the years and provide high quality nutrition and a balanced diet for your fish. Many fish live a long and healthy life on nothing but flakes. Equally, there are a handful of owners who claim that flakes alone…
  • The Best Pet Lizards for Beginners

    Richard
    7 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    While reptiles have been gaining in popularity as pets over the last few decades, it is lizards that seem to have come the furthest. There are a number of possible reasons for this. Firstly, lizards tend to be the least “alien-looking” of all the reptiles. They have legs (unlike snakes). They have eyelids (also, unlike snakes). They lack the shell of the chelonians, and the danger of the crocodilians. They are therefore unusual, exotic pets, without being too odd. Next, lizards seem capable of be able to display some degree of “personality” – the exact type of behaviour that makes…
  • Understanding Roundworm in Dogs

    Richard
    2 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Of all the parasitic infections that dogs may suffer from, roundworm is arguably the most commonplace. Indeed, many pet care professionals believe that virtually all dogs are likely to be infected with roundworm at some time or another in their lifetime. The goal of this article is then to offer you a brief introduction to the problems surrounding roundworm. We’ll look at the causes of infections, what the effects of a roundworm infection can be, and how roundworms can be eliminated painlessly. How Your Dog Catches Roundworms As roundworms are so common, many dogs around your local…
  • The importance of travel crate acclimatization and the correct sized travel crate for your pet

    Emelye Bunny
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:11 am
    PBS Pet Travel is an organization of animal lovers. Animal welfare is something we strongly believe in, support and practice not only as professionals, but as individuals too. Your pet’s comfort, safety and well-being is our utmost priority at all times, which is why we have put together this information sheet to help outline the importance of crate acclimatization and to help you make sure you have the correct size travel kennel for your pet. Whether you are booking your pet’s relocation with PBS, another company or even making the arrangements yourself; we urge you to read this…
 
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    Veterinary Hub

  • Sheep/Goat – The Poor Man’s Cow

    Editorial Team
    9 Apr 2015 | 10:37 am
    Goat and Sheep usually are also called as “Poor Man’s Cow” in Pakistan. 90% of total goat population is in developing countries. Asia produces about 80%... The post Sheep/Goat – The Poor Man’s Cow appeared first on Veterinary Hub.
  • Halal Research Council, Pakistan Will Promote Halal Industry in Nigeria

    Editorial Team
    1 Apr 2015 | 1:17 pm
    A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between Halal Research Council (HRC) Pakistan & LCM Consulting Nigeria Limited. Halal Research Council and LCM consulting Nigeria... The post Halal Research Council, Pakistan Will Promote Halal Industry in Nigeria appeared first on Veterinary Hub.
  • 4th International Halal Meat Conference 2015

    Editorial Team
    10 Mar 2015 | 8:02 am
    Sikandar Hiat Bosan, Federal Minister for Food has said that Government has planned to fully support the Halal Industry of Pakistanto boost up the GDP... The post 4th International Halal Meat Conference 2015 appeared first on 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.
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    MyDogLikes

  • Black & White Sunday: Daffodil Meadow

    Rachael
    26 Apr 2015 | 6:03 am
    MyDogLikes MyDogLikes - Dog Product Reviews, Dog Friendly Parks, Dog Friendly Events, Dog Blog The boys were able to check out one of their favorite spots this weekend: Daffodil Meadow in Powder Mills Park. While ideal viewing is around May 1st, the boys enjoyed the flowers and had a great time soaking up spring! Be sure to check back soon for our full coverage of Powder Mills Park in our […] The post Black & White Sunday: Daffodil Meadow appeared first on MyDogLikes.
  • Brave Beagle Dog Ear Cleaner

    Kevin
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:11 am
    MyDogLikes MyDogLikes - Dog Product Reviews, Dog Friendly Parks, Dog Friendly Events, Dog Blog Brave Beagle's ear cleaning solution is all natural, free of sulfates, phosphates, alcohol, parabens or preservatives. Instead, this product contains Coconut oil, citrus extracts, palm oil, and vegetable extracts. The post Brave Beagle Dog Ear Cleaner appeared first on MyDogLikes.
  • Wordless Wednesday: Doga

    Rachael
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:02 pm
    MyDogLikes MyDogLikes - Dog Product Reviews, Dog Friendly Parks, Dog Friendly Events, Dog Blog Has anyone ever tried to exercise at home and had an annoying little friend get in your way? Lucas kitty did not cooperate with my Doggy Yoga “Doga” poses. Get social! Join in on the fun and enter the Blogpaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop! The post Wordless Wednesday: Doga appeared first on MyDogLikes.
  • A Primal Freeze Dried Raw Frenzy!

    Kevin
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:07 am
    MyDogLikes MyDogLikes - Dog Product Reviews, Dog Friendly Parks, Dog Friendly Events, Dog Blog Continuing in our exploration of commercial raw feeding options, MyDogLikes reviews Primal’s Freeze dried raw formulas - a convenient and shelf stable raw option. The post A Primal Freeze Dried Raw Frenzy! appeared first on MyDogLikes.
  • Consistency is Key for Achieving a #PerfectWeight

    Kevin
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:02 am
    MyDogLikes MyDogLikes - Dog Product Reviews, Dog Friendly Parks, Dog Friendly Events, Dog Blog Consistency is key when it comes to dog weight loss. Hill's Perfect Weight formula combined with a healthy routine can help your pet achieve their ideal weight. The post Consistency is Key for Achieving a #PerfectWeight appeared first on MyDogLikes.
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  • Healthy & Recommended Diet For Your German Shepherd Dog

    Shepped
    8 Apr 2015 | 3:17 am
    Is your German Shepherd’s food not providing it with enough nutrition and energy? Is your dog’s health not improving after you feed it a certain type of food? Do you doubt the food you are giving your GS? Questions like these occur in every dog owner’s mind. It is absolutely normal to be concerned about […] The post Healthy & Recommended Diet For Your German Shepherd Dog appeared first on Shepped.com.
  • Frequent Urination in GSDs

    Shepped
    20 Mar 2015 | 6:48 am
    If your German Shepherd is urinating too often and spoiling your bed and carpet, do not get furious. When a GS is urinating excessively, it simply means that it has a urinary infection. Do not assume it to be a housebreaking problem. Moreover, do not confuse it with submissive urination. If your GS is urinating […] The post Frequent Urination in GSDs appeared first on Shepped.com.
  • Should You Feed Your Dog Canned or Dry Food?

    Shepped
    1 Mar 2015 | 3:37 am
    It might be confusing to decide the type of food you want to feed your German Shepherd. There are a variety of options you can choose from. However, the biggest debate is; canned or dry? So, how can you differentiate between canned and dry dog food? What is better? Which is healthier of the two? […] The post Should You Feed Your Dog Canned or Dry Food? appeared first on Shepped.com.
  • Poisonous Dog Food Explained

    Shepped
    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 Shepped.com.
  • Optimal Feeding Guidelines For Your German Shepherd Dog

    Shepped
    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 Shepped.com.
 
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  • Someone is excited to go for a walk!

    TailSmart
    25 Apr 2015 | 9:58 am
    Check out this leaping lad named Tyson. He’s so stoked when he finds out that it’s W-A-L-K time. Who wouldn’t be? The post Someone is excited to go for a walk! appeared first on TailSmart.
  • Hot Spots on Dogs

    TailSmart
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:07 pm
    No-one wants to see their dog itchy or in pain. Unfortunately, every year thousands of dogs are experiencing just that and often it goes undiagnosed, not due to owners not caring, but because owners often don’t understand the issue and what is going on. It’s time for that to change. What Are Hot Spots? The term “hot spots” is the term used to describe a condition known as acute moist pyotraumatic dermatitis. These areas can be any shape or size and are bright red, often weepy, very itchy and painful sores that can appear on your dog in mere minutes. Often this starts a vicious cycle…
  • The average dog is a nicer person than the average person – Andy Rooney [quote]

    TailSmart
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:30 pm
    The post The average dog is a nicer person than the average person – Andy Rooney [quote] appeared first on TailSmart.
  • Dogs Spooked by Floater

    TailSmart
    16 Apr 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Some things in life are just down right scary.  Ghosts, ghouls, witches, and floaters.  Watch these boxers get spooked! The post Dogs Spooked by Floater appeared first on TailSmart.
  • Coconut Oil For Dogs

    TailSmart
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:38 pm
    What Is Coconut Oil? Coconut oil is the oil produced when the fruit or meat of the coconut is compressed. It is a thick, white substance that’s high in saturated fat. Saturated fats have long been proposed as possible causes of heart disease. Eating foods that contain saturated fats raises the level of cholesterol in your blood. High levels of LDL cholesterol in your blood increase your risk of heart disease and stroke. [source] As investigations have progressed into the link between saturate fats and heart disease, research has shown that certain saturated fats known as medium chain…
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  • Rottweiler Dog Breed Information, Fun Facts and FAQ’s

    Carlotta Cooper
    6 Apr 2015 | 8:33 pm
    Introduction to the Rottweiler Many people think of the Rottweiler as a big scary dog and there is some truth to that description. Rottweilers can make very good guard dogs. However, the breed is very versatile. They are used for herding livestock, search and rescue, guide dogs, and they have been used as cart dogs. […] The post Rottweiler Dog Breed Information, Fun Facts and FAQ’s appeared first on pawster.
  • Mastiff Dog Breed Information, Fun Facts and FAQ’s

    Carlotta Cooper
    2 Apr 2015 | 10:13 pm
    Introduction to the Mastiff The English Mastiff is officially known as the Mastiff by the American Kennel Club and most other kennel clubs. They are descended from dogs called the Old English Mastiff. The Mastiff has an ancient history and is the ancestor of many modern dog breeds. Although they are a giant breed and […] The post Mastiff Dog Breed Information, Fun Facts and FAQ’s appeared first on pawster.
  • Pug Breed Information, Fun Facts and FAQ’s

    Carlotta Cooper
    25 Mar 2015 | 11:32 pm
    Introduction to the Pug Comical, playful, and affectionate, the Pug makes a wonderful addition to many families. They love to be with people and they are very good with children. Although they are a Toy dog, they are the largest of the Toy breeds and able to play with children without getting hurt. Charming and […] The post Pug Breed Information, Fun Facts and FAQ’s appeared first on pawster.
  • Border Collie Breed Information, Fun Facts and FAQ’s

    Carlotta Cooper
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:55 pm
    Introduction to the Border Collie Smart and athletic, Border Collies today often excel in sports such as agility, rally, flyball, disc dog (frisbee), dancing with dogs, obedience, and other events. They were originally bred for herding sheep and other livestock in the border country of England and Scotland and many Border Collies are still used […] The post Border Collie Breed Information, Fun Facts and FAQ’s appeared first on pawster.
  • German Shepherd Dog Breed Information, Facts and FAQ’s

    Carlotta Cooper
    21 Mar 2015 | 9:29 pm
    Introduction to the German Shepherd Noble, courageous, and loyal, the German Shepherd originated in Germany a little over 100 years ago. Officially known in the U.S. as the German Shepherd Dog (or “GSD” to his friends), the German Shepherd has been one of the most popular breeds in the country almost since his arrival to […] The post German Shepherd Dog Breed Information, Facts and FAQ’s appeared first on pawster.
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    Big Barker Blog

  • Staying Healthy Around Your Beloved Pets

    Kate
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:38 am
    We love our pets. We love to be around them, to pet them, and even to let them kiss our faces. But there are times when that can make us sick. And we need to be careful. What’s the best way to stay healthy around your animals? Well, find out in today’s article. Read the full article here: Keep your pets from getting you sick
  • The Best Dogs For Protection

    Kate
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:27 am
    Yes, we know that our dogs are not solely for our protection…but at the same time, some of us are definitely more comfortable having a dog that is suitable for protection when we need it. There is a wonderful comfort in having such dogs around. So, what are the best dogs for protection? Find out here. Read the full article here: Top 10 dog breeds for protection
  • Stray and Her Puppies Given New Lease

    Kate
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:42 am
      Here’s the heartwarming story of a mama and her puppies who were given a new lease on life. Take a look as these cute little puppies come up to the rescue workers…wagging their tails and so happy to have the touch of a human nearby. And then later, the mama will come walking by and they will make friends with her in order to get her some help. This is a great story of rescue and redemption. Now, as always, we do give a warning. What you are watching are professional dog handlers. The fact that you see them inside the fence with these stray dogs and handling them by hand…
  • Still Have a Little Tax Refund Money?

    Kate
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:22 am
    If you still have a bit of refund money from your taxes, or your looking at getting a return quite soon…well, your beloved dog may have a vested interest in how you can use that money. Take a look at 10 things your dog may need or want to use that refund money for. It’s a great list…and for our money we think the best of the best is the dog umbrella. Have a look: 10 things your dog wants to buy with your tax refund
  • The loyalty of a dog

    Kate
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:19 am
    It’s no secret that our dogs are loyal. Movies, television and books have trumpeted that wonderful truth for decades, even centuries. Now take a look at some modern examples of extremely loyal dogs…and once again be thankful for our best friends. Read the full article here: 5 incredibly loyal dogs
 
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  • Dress Kitty Like a Princess with a Floral Princess Dress

    admin
    12 Apr 2015 | 10:27 am
    You already treat your cat like a princess. Why not dress her (or him?) like one, too Get this Floral Princess Cat Party Dress for your cat and show people that they are, indeed, a princess. The dress is excellent... The post Dress Kitty Like a Princess with a Floral Princess Dress appeared first on Fashion Kitties.
  • Black Cat Hood and Nose Mask

    admin
    8 Apr 2015 | 10:53 am
    Children are cute and everything, but so are cats. Why not combine the two? This Black Cat Hood and Nose Mask is great for the cat lover who happens to have children as well! Put this on your kid, and... The post Black Cat Hood and Nose Mask appeared first on Fashion Kitties.
  • Vedem Stripe Neck Tie

    admin
    3 Apr 2015 | 8:59 am
    It may seem like we have a thing for cat ties here at Fashion Kitties, and that is because we do. They are such simple accessories, and most cats do not mind wearing them. Our latest find is the Vedem... The post Vedem Stripe Neck Tie appeared first on Fashion Kitties.
  • Dressing Your Cats for Wedding Day

    admin
    28 Mar 2015 | 8:13 am
    Spring is here, so that means it is wedding season. Your kitty is a huge part of your life, and should be there to help you celebrate your big day. In order to do this though, he or she is... The post Dressing Your Cats for Wedding Day appeared first on Fashion Kitties.
  • Platinum Pets Formal Pet Bow Tie and Collar

    admin
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:04 pm
    We know your cat has style. Show how much class he has with this bow tie and collar. In my experience, while some kitties do not like to wear full-body costumes, most cats deal very well with these types of... The post Platinum Pets Formal Pet Bow Tie and Collar appeared first on Fashion Kitties.
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    Stories - Dog House One

  • How a 9 year-old Filipino Boy Made a Difference in the Lives of Strays

    Dog House One
    16 Apr 2015 | 4:20 am
    Who says a little boy can’t have the power to make a difference? Who says a little boy can’t start little then eventually achieve something great? Ken, a 9 year-old boy from the Philippines proves that wrong. He’s definitely the best role model for both young and old people to care of animals, even when they look their worst.On an article, Ken’s dad said that his son expressed eagerness and enthusiasm in helping stray animals. He wanted to save cats and dogs on the street. Sometimes, Ken goes out to feed these animals and care for them.Ken also wanted to build an animal shelter for…
  • Philippine Gov’t Aims for a Rabies-free Country by 2016

    Dog House One
    13 Apr 2015 | 5:12 pm
    Finally, pet owners won’t have to worry about the laboratory fee incurred for rabies examination in the Philippine government facilities such as the Philippine Animal Health Center of the Bureau of Animal Industry (DA-BAI) and the Regional Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratories (RADDLS) of the Department of Agriculture (DA) Regional Field Offices. Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala said that the laboratory examination for rabies must be free of charge to encourage more people, especially those in the rural areas, to have their pets examined to prevent rise in the number of rabies…
  • Woman fights to stop trade in dog meat

    Dog House One
    9 Apr 2015 | 4:37 pm
    Most of us are aware of the cruelty and suffering which is frequently seen in the Asian dog meat trade. We have often read such reports, but is there something we can do to stop this practice? Julie Herbert, an animal lover has just started a campaign to raise awareness against this cruelty and suffering. She is also planning a series of fund raising events to support animal activists working to stop the gruesome trade across the Far East.The inhumane practiceThe practice is inhumane and the process involves animals being stuffed into tiny crates so close together that they cannot move for…
  • A special tribute by a pack of stray dogs

    Dog House One
    9 Apr 2015 | 12:47 am
    Dogs turned up to pay tribute to a Mexican lady’s body, who spent her whole life caring for these animals. A bond can be emotional, physical or spiritual and it exists between humans and animals alike. A recent instance of a pack of stray dogs showing up to pay their respect to a Mexican woman who had spent her whole life looking after such neglected animals, proves that this bond still exists.A Canine TributeThe animals walked into the Cuernavaca funeral home, the place where Margarita Suarez's body was being kept, reports the website, Misiones Online. They then stood guard over her…
  • Delta introduces first pet-tracking device during flights

    Dog House One
    7 Apr 2015 | 3:09 pm
    Delta Air Lines Inc. will now offer the much needed – and a first - pet-tracking device to comfort and reassure the passengers, separated from pets during flights, that their pets are safe and sound. How it worksThe gadget, developed by Sendum Wireless Corp. (Canada based company known for making compact wireless trackers for remote real-time monitoring and location tracking) will be available for $50 per flight for 10 U.S. airports.The pets can now be monitored in real time including the data on their surrounding temperature and their position in the plane. The…
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    Yorkie Splash and Shine Blog

  • Tricky Training Treats

    Sarah
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:28 pm
    This treat recipe will have your Yorkie eating healthy ingredients and asking, "Thank you sir, may I have another?"
  • A Yorkie-friendly home

    Sarah
    5 Apr 2015 | 10:14 pm
    After recently moving, I’ve got some tips for you on making your home yorkie-friendly. It’s been a while since I posted, and I want to apologize for that. It’s been a pretty hectic last few months for me. I don’t typically spend much time talking about my personal life because, let’s face it, you came […]
  • A Carrier for your Yorkie

    Sarah
    16 Feb 2015 | 11:12 am
      A carrier bag is a necessity for any Yorkie owner. We’ve designed one for Yorkies that’s durable, cute, and airline approved.  One thing I’ve always loved about having a little dog is that they are easy to carry around. Catherine loves to go with us on trips to see friends and family. And, Catherine […]
  • I Heart My Yorkie Contest

    Sarah
    19 Jan 2015 | 1:10 pm
    Through a special partnership with I Heart My Yorkie, Yorkie Splash and Shine is offering a free starter kit to one lucky fan. You can enter the giveaway using rafflecopter below! Enter as many ways as you’d like. The kit is a $24.99 value. a Rafflecopter giveaway
  • Tri-State Yorkie Rescue

    sarah
    29 Dec 2014 | 11:48 am
    Through a special partnership with Tri-State Yorkie Rescue, Yorkie Splash and Shine is offering a free starter kit to one lucky fan. You can enter the giveaway using rafflecopter below! Enter as many ways as you’d like. The kit is a $24.99 value. a Rafflecopter giveaway
 
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    The Everything Dog Site

  • Symptoms of Worms in Dogs – What To Look Out For

    Joe
    5 Apr 2015 | 2:35 am
    If you’ve had your dog for any reasonable length of time, you would be very lucky if your dog had not had a bout of worms at some point. Worms are a very common issue with dogs. Despite it being common, if left untreated, worms can be very dangerous for your dog. And of course your dog could feel ill and uncomfortable, which is the last thing you would want. So here, we’ll list the main symptoms you need to look out for, how to treat your loved pet, and also how to prevent your dog getting worms in the future. First of all, let’s get an understanding of the different type of worms your…
  • How To Become a Service Dog Trainer – The Step By Step Guide

    Joe
    15 Mar 2015 | 12:01 pm
    A service dog trainer is someone who trains dogs who will go on to be owned by a disabled person. For disabled people, tasks that we do every day, such as picking up dropped items, closing doors and generally getting around, can be tough. Having a trained dog can seriously help a disabled person, and even give them a new lease of life. It’s not uncommon for a disabled person and a service dog to have an unbreakable bond, as these dogs are trained to be loyal and compassionate to their owners. Steps to become a service dog trainer It can be extremely rewarding to be a service dog trainer.
  • How To Become a Dog Trainer In 4 Steps!

    Joe
    7 Mar 2015 | 9:16 am
    Do you love dogs? Perhaps you have one or more of your own and love them to pieces, and you love the idea of actually making a living from spending time with dogs. There are many dog lovers out there who have thought about becoming a dog trainer. What could be better than spending time with creatures you feel you have an affinity with, and also making a living out of it? There are no formal qualifications or training you need to set yourself up as a dog trainer. However, that does not mean you can start marketing yourself as a dog trainer tomorrow. Shelters or training schools are likely to…
  • How do you know if your dog is pregnant? 6 Signs To Look Out For

    Joe
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:36 am
    Many owners plan for their dog to breed, and may even have been present during breeding. But sometimes, even the most responsible owners can accidentally fail to keep their dog confined when she is in heat, and breeding may have occurred without the owners knowing. It is worth knowing what the signs are that your dog is pregnant, so you can give her the support and attention she needs. So how do you know if your dog is pregnant? Look for these signs: Change in appetite During the first few weeks of a pregnancy, some dogs will lose their appetite. You may find that she goes without food for a…
  • German Shepherd Training

    Joe
    21 Feb 2015 | 6:21 am
    How to Get Results in German Shepherd Training German shepherds are one of the most intelligent and obedient dog breeds in existence. That is one of the reasons why they’re such a popular choice for police work, guide dogs and as a lovable companion. However, like any dog breed, a German shepherd training regimen requires a lot of work and patience in order to be truly effective. Here are some German shepherd training tips to help ensure that training goes smoothly and sticks with both dog and master. Select the Type of German Shepherd Training Since they are such versatile and obedient…
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    Dog Training Genie

  • How To Train Your Dog To Come When Called

    Dog Training Genie
    26 Apr 2015 | 3:01 pm
    One of the most important aspects of obedience training is teaching your dog to come to you when you call their name. When you have successfully trained your dog to do this, they will be able to enjoy much more freedom as you’ll have the peace of mind to let them run off-leash at the park or on country walks. In an ideal world, all dogs would be born with the instinct to respond appropriately and immediately when their owners tell them to come. Unfortunately though, dog’s don’t understand english and associating the desired behaviour with the command word does take a…
  • Dealing With Tapeworm

    Dog Training Genie
    22 Apr 2015 | 2:17 pm
    Tapeworms are long, flat worms that make their home right in a dog’s intestines. Their bodies are made up of a variety of segments, each of which are equipped with their own reproductive organs. In addition, they have a hook-like mouth that allows them to latch onto your dog’s organs. The Flea Tapeworm An adult tapeworm has the potential to grow up to eight inches long. As the tail end of the worm proceeds to mature, the end segments will break off and pass through the dog’s stool. While the idea of tapeworms is rather scary, the good news is that they are easy to diagnose, treat and…
  • How Much Exercise Does Your Dog Need?

    Dog Training Genie
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:57 pm
    Just like humans, dogs need plenty of exercise in order to be happy and healthy. No dog should ever be a couch potato! Regardless of the size or age of your dog, they need a physical outlet to release all of the extra energy that builds up in their bodies. Unfortunately, and it’s perhaps not surprising given the rising levels of obesity and inactivity in humans, many people fail to realize how important it is for their dog to get regular exercise on a daily basis. Others simply assume that their pup is getting plenty of exercise during their short play sessions in the backyard, when…
  • How To Dog-Proof Your House

    Dog Training Genie
    16 Apr 2015 | 4:26 pm
    Dogs, no matter what their age, are naturally curious. Sooner or later, something is going to catch their eye that if swallowed, bitten, chewed or scratched could damage your house or be dangerous to them. As is often the case, prevention is better than the cure and it’s important to deal with potential hazards before they become a problem. Preparing your home for a new dog is similar to baby proofing a house in many ways, as you’ll need to remove dangerous and breakable objects from every room in order to ensure their continued safety and comfort. Your dog will no doubt want to…
  • How To Rid Your Dog (And Home) Of Fleas

    Dog Training Genie
    15 Apr 2015 | 3:08 am
    If you were to ask any experienced dog owner what it is that they dread most about the hot summer season, the topic of fleas will more than likely come up. Fleas are small, dark brown insects that thrive in areas with warm temperatures and high humidity that feed off of your dog’s blood. Dogs can become infested with fleas through direct contact with them in the environment, or through contact with another animal that is infested. Fleas have super strong back legs that allow them to quickly jump from the wild or their previous host to their new host- your dog! Flea bites your will…
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    Pet Sitting and Pet Care by Shannons Pet Sitting » Twilight Bark Blog

  • Pet Sitter Insurance

    Shannon's Pet-Sitting
    15 Apr 2015 | 1:50 pm
    Pet Sitter Insurance Pet Sitter Insurance is matter many (Pet Sitters & Pet Owners) take too lightly and really do not completely understand. After over 18 years pet sitting & over 10 year in the insurance industry I was able to get a very good perspective of exactly what is proper “Pet Sitter Insurance” coverageRead MoreThe post Pet Sitter Insurance appeared first on Pet Sitting and Pet Care by Shannons Pet Sitting.
  • First Dog Flu…Now Cat Flu?

    Shannon's Pet-Sitting
    14 Apr 2015 | 12:22 pm
    Dog Flu…Now Cat Flu So I get an email from a pet sitting client wanting to book dates to care for her cat. In her next sentence she asks me about the cat flu. I was like “Dog Flu…Now Cat Flu?” I had no clue what she was talking about. She told me it wasRead MoreThe post First Dog Flu…Now Cat Flu? appeared first on Pet Sitting and Pet Care by Shannons Pet Sitting.
  • 2015 Daily Herald Readers’ Choice Best of the Best!

    Shannon's Pet-Sitting
    9 Apr 2015 | 6:17 am
    2015 Daily Herald Readers’ Choice Best of the Best! Because of your votes earlier this year Shannon’s Pet Sitting has qualified for the 2nd round in 2015 Daily Herald Readers’ Choice Best of the Best! VOTING FOR ROUND 2 IS NOW OPEN! Readers’ Choice Voting for Round II – Best of the Best is live!Read MoreThe post 2015 Daily Herald Readers’ Choice Best of the Best! appeared first on Pet Sitting and Pet Care by Shannons Pet Sitting.
  • Canine Influenza – ALERT & Precautions!!

    Shannon's Pet-Sitting
    6 Apr 2015 | 1:06 pm
    Canine Influenza – ALERT!! As per the AVMA recent article on Canine Influenza – “The canine influenza virus is highly contagious and easily spread from infected dogs to other dogs through direct contact, nasal secretions (through coughing and sneezing), contaminated objects (kennel surfaces, food and water bowls, collars and leashes), and people moving between infected and uninfected dogs.Read MoreThe post Canine Influenza – ALERT & Precautions!! appeared first on Pet Sitting and Pet Care by Shannons Pet Sitting.
  • Allergies and Your Dog

    Shannon's Pet-Sitting
    2 Apr 2015 | 9:35 am
    Dog just like humans have allergies. Allergies can be environmental and or food related. Our friends over at Young Again Pet Food have provided information on “Allergies & Your Dog” in reference to their superior dog food formulas. For more information on “Allergies & Your Dog” click the link below: Allergies & Your Dog RememberRead MoreThe post Allergies and Your Dog appeared first on Pet Sitting and Pet Care by Shannons Pet Sitting.
 
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