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  • 10 Funniest Boxer Videos Compilation

    Owned by a Boxer
    jjwilly
    22 Feb 2015 | 1:35 pm
      Don’t we all just love boxer videos? Enjoy and subscribe to World’s Fuzziest Videos. Subscribe to World’s Fuzziest Videos on YouTube The post 10 Funniest Boxer Videos Compilation appeared first on Owned by a Boxer.
  • Labrador Walking Dachshund: Cute Dog Video

    Dog Files
    Kenn Bell
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:10 am
    Enjoy this cute video of a old Labrador that thinks it’s his job to walk the Dachshund! The post Labrador Walking Dachshund: Cute Dog Video appeared first on Dog Files.
  • How to Stop Your Puppy from Biting

    Hannah the Pet Society
    The Hannah Team
    20 May 2015 | 10:02 am
    This week is National Dog Bite Prevention Week, and we at Hannah are committed to providing members with Pets that are healthy and well-behaved. Our Pet behaviorist Dr. Rolan Tripp knows how to “nip” biting in the bud, and he shares some easy how-to tips in this video. There’s no doubt about it. We love our dogs. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, there were 70 million dogs in the United States (2011) or one dog for every 4.5 people. More than 35% of all homes have at least one dog. While some breeds get blamed for biting more than others, there is…
  • 7 New Ways to Exercise Your Dog

    Hannah the Pet Society
    The Hannah Team
    13 May 2015 | 10:15 am
    Exercise. It’s important for your dog’s health and wellbeing. Daily walks are great for bonding and they are also a good time to work on training and socialization. Plus, they’re fun: There is no simpler joy than watching your dog’s body move to its own rhythm. If you’re finding your daily walk is getting a bit ho-hum, it’s time to mix it up a bit. Here are 7 ideas to try. Walk more, sit less. Frequent, shorter walks are best for your dog. It’s not good for anyone—person or Pet—to sit indoors all day. Burn off that excess energy with a brisk walk around the block. Follow the…
  • Beagle Loves His Paper Bags: Cute Dog Video

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

  • OC Raw Dog Recalls Turkey & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulation

    Ryan
    19 May 2015 | 7:58 pm
    Below is the official FDA report on the latest pet food recall.  You can also find it here. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — May 15, 2015 — Ranch Santa Margarita, CA — OC Raw Dog of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA is voluntarily recalling 2055 lbs. of Turkey & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulation, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.  An organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from…
  • PocketSuite: How to Build a Successful Pet Sitting Business

    Ryan
    12 May 2015 | 5:05 pm
    All pet sitters want to build a healthy and successful business. But as your sitting business grows, so does the stress of managing your expanding client list, schedule and income stream. The act of putting best practices in place to help you manage your growth sounds like both a daunting and tedious task. But the truth is it’s not. There are simple tips to follow and free technology available to make the act of building a successful and scalable pet sitting business a breeze. Your Client List To provide the quickest and highest quality service to prospective clients, you need to know who…
  • 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!
 
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    The Pet Blog Lady - Celebrating Our Pets

  • Punk Your Pet on a T-shirt or Tote - You'll Love the Colors!

    The Pet Blog Lady
    21 May 2015 | 11:56 am
    I'm not sure how I discovered Punk Your Pet.  I'm thinking I saw them on Twitter, as I am always cruising around for cool things to share with my readers.  When I saw what they can do with your pet's photo, I was so impressed.  They generously offered to create something from my favorite Oscar photo and I couldn't resist.  I chose a tote bag, as I have enough t-shirts to open up a t-shirt store.  Mind you, one can never have too many t-shirts, I say. From this....  To this!!!  Love it!! The quality of the tote is wonderful and being that it's handmade, it makes…
  • What Do Vet Techs Really Do? - Things Your Career Counselor Will Never Tell You

    The Pet Blog Lady
    19 May 2015 | 8:20 pm
    Becoming a veterinary technician can be an exciting decision for many pet lovers. In fact, it is one of the few careers with animals that pays well and makes you feel like you are making a difference. Unfortunately, what your career counselor usually tells you about this career is the brochure version instead of their real job responsibilities. One common misconception is that you don't work with people, you only work with pets. Like it or not, you are probably going to interact just as much with the pet's parents as you would with the pet itself. In the infographic below, we…
  • Where The Gentle Creatures Go - Mandy's Song

    The Pet Blog Lady
    18 May 2015 | 3:01 pm
    Today Scott Marshall contacted me about getting the word out about a song he wrote, "Where The Gentle Creatures Go".   He was inspired to write it after losing his beloved four-legged companion Mandy, who was a rescue dog.  "We rescued Mandy 10 years ago from an organization in our area called "Paws And Prayers".  She was our little angel . She lost her sight a number of years ago , but still had a spirit and independence that was remarkable. Last fall she was diagnosed with dementia and after watching her quality of life deteriorate, we made the painful…
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    Terrierman's Daily Dose

  • Talk Is Sheep

    PBurns
    22 May 2015 | 11:30 am
    In Australia, PETA tried to take a guy to court for swearing in front of sheep. I kid you not!The complaint was lodged by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), which had apparently obtained footage and testimony from an undercover operative working at the station. For Ken Turner, who operates Boorungie Station, the complaint itself suggests the sheep could at least understand English. "The basis for the concerns was the rights of the animals, that they might have been harassed by viewing things they shouldn't have seen or verbal abuse by people using bad language," he…
  • Droplet Gets Funded

    PBurns
    22 May 2015 | 7:50 am
    The folks making Droplet hit their $100,000 goal, as I predicted they would.And they made a terrific little sales video with a nice plot. Full applause!Droplet can be used to remind the kids (or yourself) to walk the dog, feed the dog, train the dog, de-poop the yard, or wash the dog. Remember:  It's 90-days to a habit that creates a life time of positive change.From: Terrierman's Daily Dose To order the book. web site.
  • Federal and State-sponsored Racism

    PBurns
    22 May 2015 | 5:58 am
    The federal government and the statescreated and encouraged racial segregation which resulted in the creation of ghettos with poor services and high rents. This was not an accident; it was intentional policy. Listen below -- our first radio show embed.Of course, it was not just in the creation of ghettos that government had a hand. Government also created and backed the financial instruments that underpinned much of the plantation system of slavery. In order for cotton and sugar production to expand, planters just starting out needed loans to buy slaves and land. Louisiana bankers Hugues…
  • Life Goes On :: A PSA From Argentina

    PBurns
    22 May 2015 | 4:36 am
    Nailed it.From: Terrierman's Daily Dose To order the book. web site.
  • Demateralization Through Technology

    PBurns
    22 May 2015 | 3:47 am
    Every one in a while a very important article comes along, and I want folks to read it so much that I blast it to the world. This is one of those articles. Written by Jesse H. Ausubel, Director of the Program for the Human Environment at The Rockefeller University, it is entitled The Return of Nature: How Technology Liberates the Environment. Read the whole thing!Back in the 1970s, it was thought that America’s growing appetite might exhaust Earth’s crust of just about every metal and mineral. But a surprising thing happened: even as our population kept…
 
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    Scratchings-and-Sniffings

  • Wordless Wednesday: I won't take my medicine

    Yvonne DiVita
    20 May 2015 | 5:34 am
    We are having issues with the little one at our house. She is on meds for her UTI and ... she is giving her Mom and Dad a REALLY hard time... I mean a REALLY hard time.  (but we have persevered... we're wrapping it in cheese and she's not the wiser!)
  • Death to Puppy Mills #PuppyMillActionWeek

    Yvonne DiVita
    7 May 2015 | 7:13 am
    Frequent readers will know that our little girl, Olive, was rescued from a puppy mill. They will know that I am among many active crusaders who are working to put puppy mills to death. May they all go out of business and suffer forever the effects of the hell they are destined for.  Yes, I am more than passionate about this topic. I continue to feel such anger and disbelief about how and why any sentient being would do such horrible things to another sentient being (yes, dogs to think), that I will not stop covering this issue and demanding the rest of the world pay more attention. This is a…
  • Wordless Wednesday: I Only Smile for Treats

    Yvonne DiVita
    29 Apr 2015 | 3:30 am
    Smile? Why should I smile? Does that thing give out treats?
  • Pets are not people #RoyalCanin

    Yvonne DiVita
    27 Apr 2015 | 9:14 am
    It's lunchtime, Mom. Step away from the computer. Get us our dog food. This post is sponsored by PetSmart®, and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Royal Canin Pet Health Nutrition, but Scratchings and Sniffings only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. PetSmart is not responsible for the content of this article. I like to tell friends and family that "pets are people, too"... because I think we would treat them better if we thought of them as people. But the truth is, pets are not people. Not by a long…
  • 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…
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    The Poodle (and Dog) Blog

  • Caleb and the therapy dog

    Jan
    22 May 2015 | 7:42 am
    When he was 7-years-old Caleb Howard of Huntsville, Utah was involved in a horrific head-on collision that killed three of his family members. He received several broken bones and worst of all a traumatic brain injury that left him in critical condition. Millions of his brain cells were destroyed leaving him unable to move. He was unresponsive and his chances of recovery were low. As part of his therapy Colonel, a specially trained Golden Retriever,...
  • Pho-dog-raphy? A camera for dogs

    Jan
    20 May 2015 | 4:09 pm
    Nikon is coming out with a new camera that lets dogs take pictures of things they like. How do they do that without opposable thumbs? The dog wears a device that reads heart beats. When the heart rate goes up, it sends the signal to a case with a camera that takes a picture. Nikon hasn’t said whether this is just a prototype or if they plan to produce it for the market place. But...
  • Trucker reunited with his dog after medical emergency

    Jan
    20 May 2015 | 6:32 am
    Generous humans and the power of Facebook save the day for this dynamic duo. Long distance trucker Chris Price and his dog Coco go everywhere together. Even long haul trips away from their home in Arkansas don’t separate this bonded pair. One day at a truck stop near Kansas City Price suddenly became ill with a condition that required an extended hospitalization. His life and Coco’s hung in the balance. An ambulance took Price to...
  • Do you know what a “bully stick” is?

    Jan
    19 May 2015 | 6:54 am
    Most people don't know. According to this article, a 2013 poll discovered that only 62% of veterinarians and 44% of the general public knew that if a product has a “bully” in its name, it probably has a bull penis as its ingredient. That may bother a very persnickety dog owner, but it certainly doesn’t bother their dogs. My guys will trade any toy or chew for a bully stick. As far as health, there...
  • Villagers come together to buy a pacemaker for a dog

    Jan
    17 May 2015 | 8:07 pm
    We think of pacemakers as being for older human beings, not for young dogs. But Alice, a 3-year-old Springer Spaniel, was given just days to live by veterinarians who found that only a third of her heart was working. The normally healthy Alice had lost interest in her beloved tennis balls and then suddenly fainted. Her owners, Siouxie and Richard Nelson, were devastated when they learned that the only thing that could save her life...
 
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    A Humane Nation

  • Breaking News: Walmart, Nation’s Biggest Food Seller, Adopts Five Freedom Principles for Farm Animals

    Wayne Pacelle
    21 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Walmart singles out the confinement of sows in gestation crates, hens in battery cages, and calves in veal crates as practices that must end. Photo by Jason Mann/iStockphotoThis morning, Walmart, one of the world’s biggest companies – and the nation’s biggest food seller by a long shot – announced it has adopted the “five freedoms” principles for farm animals, effectively renouncing the use of extreme confinement and other abusive practices in animal agriculture, and signaling an extraordinary change in agriculture in America. Precisely because it’s Walmart, this is the most…
  • A Second Federal Court Upholds Key Law to Crack Down on Sales of Dogs from Puppy Mills

    Wayne Pacelle
    21 May 2015 | 11:45 am
    A number of pet stores have converted to a new humane business model with the help of The HSUS's Puppy Friendly Pet Stores initiative. Two locations of Alsip Home & Nursery store, in Illinois and Indiana, have adopted out nearly 2,000 dogs in less than two years. Photo by John Moyer/The HSUSMore good news from the federal courts – this time on our crusade to crack down on the exploitation of dogs by the puppy mill industry. Today, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois dismissed a legal challenge to Cook County’s ordinance that restricts the sale of puppies from…
  • Sportsmen’s Act, or Poachers’ Act?

    Wayne Pacelle
    20 May 2015 | 3:47 pm
    The SHARE Act adds “trapping” to the definition of hunting, which would open up millions of acres of land to trapping. Each year, millions of animals, including pets, are killed in painful traps. Above, a bobcat ensnared in a leghold trap being cared for at the Fund for Animals Wildlife Center in Ramona, Calif. Photo by Christine Jensen/The HSUSIf you thought the Senate version of the Sportsmen’s Act – which was the subject of a recent hearing – was awful, the House version that was examined in committee today is even worse. The House version is called the “Sportsmen’s Heritage…
  • Only North Carolina Governor Can Now Stop Ag-Gag Measure

    Wayne Pacelle
    19 May 2015 | 2:05 pm
    The cleverly disguised ag-gag measure that is now headed for the North Carolina governor's desk will make it harder to document animal abuse and other problems on puppy mills and factory farms. Above, dogs rescued from a puppy mill in Rutherford County, N.C. Photo by Jason E. Miczek/AP Images for The HSUSNorth Carolina has been the stage for the largest number of HSUS deployments with law enforcement to rescue dogs from squalid, overcrowded puppy mills. In the last four years, we’ve conducted 20 puppy mill raids, partnering with dedicated local animal welfare organizations, and reminding…
  • A New Boxer Rebellion Needed in China

    Wayne Pacelle
    18 May 2015 | 1:03 pm
    This past weekend, there were protests against the dog meat trade in 15 Chinese cities. A good deal of the credit for this shift goes to Humane Society International and its local partners, which are part of a swelling animal protection movement in the world’s largest nation. Photo by VShineI’m excited to share more good news in the tough fight to rid China of the cruel dog meat trade. This past weekend, Guangdong and Heilongjiang, normally home to two of China’s biggest dog meat markets, and 13 other cities played host instead to massive protests against the dog meat trade – each one…
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    The Days of Johann, an agility dog!

  • Black and White Sunday: Our friends are about to leave!

    Johann The Dog
    17 May 2015 | 4:06 am
    Remember from a few Sundays ago we had little ones for new neighbors? They hatched soon after we shared them with you. And over the past weeks they've grown and grown. And here they are yesterday, getting ready for their flying lesson. The Momma bird doesn't share their nest at night anymore, it's way too full. And yesterday, she sat on the fence post and tweet, tweet, Click on the post title to continue reading. And visit my blog to read more! Woofs!
  • Black and White Sunday: Neighbors!

    Johann The Dog
    3 May 2015 | 3:58 am
    Up here on our mountain we have some new neighbors...Say hi! Click on the post title to continue reading. And visit my blog to read more! Woofs!
  • 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! 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!
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    Dog Files

  • Senior Dog Pops Was Praying For A Miracle!

    Kenn Bell
    22 May 2015 | 11:24 am
    — By Patty Stanton “Pops was definitely on my radar with those soulful hopeful eyes,” writes Sherri Franklin, Founder and Executive Director of Muttville Senior Dog Rescue in San Francisco. “I couldn’t believe that no one in Southern California was taking him!! For three days, I couldn’t get his darling face out of my mind. We had to say yes to saving him.” Pops, a 12 year old terrier mix, was surrendered to an L.A. County shelter in March. He languished there, as senior dogs are often mistakenly deemed unadoptable. Pops wound up on the worst list in the…
  • Natural Balance Debuts “Wild Pursuit” Line Of Pet Food!

    Kenn Bell
    10 May 2015 | 1:05 pm
    Natural Balance has announced “Wild Pursuit”, their new line of top quality pet food! Natural Balance® Wild Pursuit™, is a grain free diet with more protein from multiple high-quality animal sources including freeze dried raw pieces to resemble what a dog’s diet would have been in the wild. It’s complete and balanced nutrition for all breeds, from puppies to adults. Wild Pursuit is available for dogs and cats in cans, as dry food and as treats. Wild Pursuit™ Lamb Lung Bites Dog Treats. My dog Remy has been going particularly crazy for the Wild Pursuit™ Lamb Lung…
  • Tiny Puppy Enjoys Bath: Cute Dog Video

    Kenn Bell
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:38 am
    Such a tiny puppy enjoying a well deserved bath. Enjoy the video! The post Tiny Puppy Enjoys Bath: Cute Dog Video appeared first on Dog Files.
  • Labrador Walking Dachshund: Cute Dog Video

    Kenn Bell
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:10 am
    Enjoy this cute video of a old Labrador that thinks it’s his job to walk the Dachshund! The post Labrador Walking Dachshund: Cute Dog Video appeared first on Dog Files.
  • Beagle Loves His Paper Bags: Cute Dog Video

    Kenn Bell
    19 Feb 2015 | 9:36 am
    This beagle sure loves his paper bags! Is your dog like this? Tell us in the comments section! The post Beagle Loves His Paper Bags: Cute Dog Video appeared first on Dog Files.
 
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    Earth Friendly Pet Supplies - GreatGreenPet.com

  • Cloudburst Dog Jacket

    greenpet
    23 May 2015 | 1:48 am
    This dog jacket is made of 100% recycled polyester. It’s also recyclable.  In addition to keeping your dog warm and comfortable when it’s cold outside, the jacket has reflective patches to help keep him safe from cars. Available from Go Green Pet Supplies for $48.00.
  • Pet Bed

    greenpet
    20 May 2015 | 1:37 am
    This pet bed is made of soft, warm, plush Eco-Fleece and filled with 100% premium recycled hypo-allergenic poly fiber. The Eco-Fleece and fiber is made from recycling soda bottles which would normally be clogging up landfills. The shell can be zipped off for machine washing. The recycled poly fiber insert can be machine washed as well. $60.00 at Bean Products
  • Natural Instant Cleaning Dog Spray

    greenpet
    17 May 2015 | 1:25 am
    When you have company coming and no time to wash your dog, you can guarantee that he’ll have found something lovely to have rolled in, for his own idea of perfume! With this instant cleaning formula you can easily give him a quick clean without the hassle of a full on bath, getting rid of odors and making your pet nice to be around once more. The formula is all natural, getting rid of smells not by masking them with heavy perfume, but by trapping the odor causing proteins. It also helps spot clean muddy paws so that your dog doesn’t track mud into your carpets and can be used on bedding…
  • Organic Squeaker Rings

    greenpet
    14 May 2015 | 12:50 am
    A plain round ball is so yesterday in the dog toy world. Your dog wants something fun, hip and different to play with than what every other dog out there has! An Organic Squeaker Ring is just the answer. These squeakers are made from organic materials and shaped in to animal likenesses for your animal’s pleasure! Squeaker rings also make noises, which will keep your dog interested and playing with the toy for hours. Comes in a sheep, rabbit, monkey or bear designs. Order your Organic Squeaker Ring toy from All Natural Pet Store for $19.29.
  • Biodegradable squeaky toys!!

    greenpet
    11 May 2015 | 12:20 am
    Biodegradable squeaky toys!! Just plant them and they will grow tomatos, melons or pumpkins. Great for your dog who loves to dig. $19.66 at MadeByMyMum   [Via Hippyshopper and PopGadget]    
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    PupStyle.com

  • PupStyle Home: Wine Lovers Reclaimed Wine Barrel Dog Beds And Feeders

    dara
    19 May 2015 | 10:55 am
    So what to do with that old wine barrel you picked up at a flea market years ago and it’s been collecting dust in the basement? Keep using it as an end table or flower pot? Nah,  Rock Creek Furniture Company at Etsy.com came up with a really smart idea. Turn them into dog beds […]
  • Custom Anthropomorphic Pet Paintings: Half Yoda, Half Yo-Dog!

    dara
    15 May 2015 | 7:19 am
    If you are a long-time PupStyle reader, you know by now we have a soft spot for those cool works of art featuring a dogs head on a human body called anthropomorphic art. A start-up called Bark Meow is creating amazing photorealistic paintings of dogs and cats. However, they don’t just put your pets head men’s suite […]
  • #Inthedoghouse! Help Fund Adopt-A-Pet.com With One Click

    dara
    6 May 2015 | 4:29 am
    Sponsored PupStyle parents know spring is ideal for starting the dream “pet home-improvement” project you’ve thinking about all winter long. Whether it’s building space-saving, custom kitchen drawers with pet feeders built in or a dream dog house, HomeAdvisor.com can match you up with the right contractor to make your “pet project” a reality. HomeAdvisor.com knows all about […]
  • Be Bully-Dogged On Cinco De Mayo Cha-Cha-Cha!!

    dara
    5 May 2015 | 11:25 am
    Happy Cinco de Mayo PupStylers! If you drink too much today, be careful our you’ll be looking like this Bulldog tomorrow morning. Ole!
  • Dara Foster To Appear At Lord & Taylor For PupStyleBook Signing!

    dara
    30 Apr 2015 | 7:52 am
    Scholastic Book Author & TV Personality, Dara Foster will be signing copies of her latest book at the Lord & Taylor store in Twelve Oaks Mall for Charity Day this Saturday, May 2nd from 1-3PM.   Come on over to Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi Michigan  and meet Dara for a signed copy of your PupStyle Sticker Book. […]
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    Cat Advice | Paws and Effect

  • Make Sure You Have a Plan for Cat Care In Case You Get Sick

    The Paws and Effect Gang
    17 May 2015 | 2:47 pm
    Photo CC- BY Niels Kliim Hi everybody, Thomas here. Today we’re going to write about a very important topic, and one that a lot of humans don’t think about: planning for your cats in the event that you get sick. The reason we’re discussing this is because Mama’s in the hospital. (Don’t worry, she’s going to be OK! She’s been getting better every day.) Fortunately, Mama has some good friends, including my favorite, Auntie A, also known as Nice Fingernails Lady, and they have a mutual agreement to help one another in the event that something like this…
  • My Cat Has Worms. How Can I Get Rid of Them?

    The Paws and Effect Gang
    10 May 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: Our cat recently started leaving these yellow seed looking segments all over the bed. I am very nervous and scared all the time about getting sick so naturally this concerned me. What do I do? Will I get  or do I now have these worms too? If I touch them without noticing and grab something to eat, will I catch them? Or if I pick my nose, will they enter my brain and kill me? How can I get them to leave the cat for good? Photo CC-BY-SA Simon White ~ Kris Thomas: First of all, Kris, those yellow seed things are almost certainly tapeworm egg sacs.
  • Can Cats Hurt Themselves While Playing?

    The Paws and Effect Gang
    3 May 2015 | 4:20 pm
    Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I was lifting my baby Toby (a year old now) up and his head accidentally hit the lower edge of the table. I heard the sound. I FELT SO HORRIBLE I WANTED TO HURT MYSELF. He was shocked and immediately began to viciously bite my arm. I took him to the room to calm him down and see if everything was okay; he was pretty aggressive and bitey and angry with me for about ten minutes but then he calmed down and curled up next to me as usual. Now I’ve seen him bump his head here and there pretty often. I’ve also seen him fall…
  • 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…
 
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    Talk2TheAnimals

  • Happy Cinco de Mayo!

    Janet Roper
    5 May 2015 | 9:24 am
    Feliz Cinco de Mayo! Cinco de Mayo is celebrated in the US and Mexico as the day commemorating the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla. In the US it is celebrated with special educational events, music and fiestas. If you are one who likes to take your animal pal to a local fiesta, keep these 5 things in mind to ensure everyone is safe and enjoys a good time. Not all animals like to be dressed in costume. Don’t assume your animal pal likes being in costume just because you think it’s cute. Ask them, and then trust your gut to hear their…
  • Back At The Barn

    Billie Hinton
    30 Apr 2015 | 12:17 pm
    I was away for ten days this month on a writer-in-residence retreat where I had no chores, no responsibilities except to feed myself and write, and the company of other writers who also happen to be dear friends. What more could a woman want? Anyone who lives with equines knows the answer already. The barn! I came home on Monday and was greeted by two ecstatic Corgis, five slightly less demonstrative cats, and the moment my voice was heard out at the barn, the whinnies and brays of equines whose calls were so sweet I followed them right out the back gate. In a flurry of soft snorts and gentle…
  • Animals and the Nepal Earthquake

    Janet Roper
    29 Apr 2015 | 10:33 am
    As many of you are already aware, a massive earthquake of 7.9 magnitude hit large parts of Nepal on April 25, causing widespread damage. Of course the impact on all is catastrophic – human, animal and plant alike. Regarding the animals, this is what I have been able to discover through 4/28/15. The Animal Liberation Sanctuary, Kopan is in the zone of the quake. The staff has been checking the animals to see if they are ok. Australia based Tree of Compassion is leading a disaster relief team on the ground in Kathmandu led by Phil Hunt, Tree of Compassion secretary and Animal Liberation…
  • 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…
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  • Norcal pet friendly

    CeliaSue
    20 May 2015 | 8:35 am
    Our list of fun places to take your pooch in Northern California continues…   10. Russian River (Guerneville, Sebastopol, and Armstrong woods) Cici and I just took a one day quick trip across the 37 from Vallejo to Sebastopol, Bodega Bay and Armstrong woods. We ate some delicious turkey burgers from Sequoia Drive-in, loved the beach and the woods, did a drive-thru. And we also went to two author events at Book Passage. The weather at the beach was cool and the weather otherwise was sunny and not too hot. Enjoyed the day, and it was a lot of driving for me in one day.
  • Happy mamas day

    CeliaSue
    10 May 2015 | 6:24 am
    to all you doggie mamas, kitty mamas and kiddie mamas, too !!!       https://www.thedodo.com/signs-your-dog-is-basically-your-child-1033721529.html             and a special shout out to all the pit bull mamas…   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/08/playing-for-life-pit-bulls_n_7226240.html?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592       I always felt like a motherless kid. I was certain that some day my REAL parents would come for me SOME DAY (they had obviously left me temporarily on the doorstep of this strange people). My blood…
  • 23 Pet friendly places (Carmel to SLO)

    CeliaSue
    3 May 2015 | 10:08 am
    2. Carmel  has gone to the dogs Carmel, the pet friendliest city in the USA…   Where else can a pit bull eat lunch safely and comfortably next to family? Well, in Carmel, of course! http://celiasue.com/2014/07/08/summer-fun-in-doggie-heaven/ http://celiasue.com/2014/09/19/carmel-edge/ 3. Monterey  (whales, dolphins and seals, oh my) Fishermans wharf  http://celiasue.com/2011/08/02/squidelicious/ http://celiasue.com/2009/03/30/monterey-pet-friendly/ 4. Mendocino (tiptoe thru the tulips, one of 12 things to do)…
  • 23 Pet Friendly Places in Northern California

    CeliaSue
    3 May 2015 | 9:49 am
    Northern California includes the Monterey Bay area, the Tahoe area and Sonoma County to the north, the Sierra Nevadas to the east, Lodi to the south, the Bay Area to the west, with Napa Valley and Sacramento in the center. Whether you want to travel in style (luxury), rough it up, or anything in between, you can find all kinds of scenic and fun things to do with your fur kids in these very friendly to dogs cities.  With Memorial Day coming up on May 25, this list will give you a lot of different options for weekend dog-cations. We just moved to Vallejo and nearby Benecia seems to be a very…
  • 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…
 
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  • May 19, Help For Puppy Separation Anxiety

    19 May 2015 | 1:37 pm
    Puppy separation anxiety can make life difficult for both of you. Find out how to overcome this common problem and help your pup feel happy and confident even when he's alone.
  • May 12, Puppy Worms - What You Need To Know

    12 May 2015 | 4:45 pm
    Puppy worms are fairly common and easily treated. BUT they can put both your pup's (and your family's) health at risk. Learn how to protect everyone here.
  • May 4, Dog Pregnancy - What To Expect & How To Help

    4 May 2015 | 10:16 am
    A straightforward guide to dog pregnancy, including symptoms, care, timeline and more. Your momma dog will be happier & healthier when you're prepared.
  • May 2, Dog Rescue Organizations

    2 May 2015 | 11:29 am
    Search for puppies or dogs available for adoption through the many Dog Rescue Organizations around the country. Mixed breed and purebreed rescue groups. Your new best friend could be right here!
  • May 2, What a fantastic way to help shelter pets find their forever homes!

    2 May 2015 | 11:12 am
    When this pet store replaces puppies and kittens that are normally for sale with pets from local rescue organizations, something beautiful happens..... ... in the shape of a happy ending for both pet and new owner. I love it! For tips and advice on dog adoption, check out this page... Adopt A Puppy & Save A Life
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    Romeo The Cat - Funny Cats with a Cause

  • Romeo the Cat…on Trying to Change People

    Romeo
    15 May 2015 | 9:12 am
    I yam who I yam. Today I’m thinking about how humans are always trying to change other people. And that’s a shame. We all bring something different to the table and embracing these differences, new ideas, and ways of doing things can benefit everyone involved. I’m a cat who doesn’t like to be held. The staff is a very cuddly human and she likes to hold cats. This was a problem all those years ago when I first came to live here. She’d try to hold me and I’d try to get away. It seemed we were at an impasse on the cuddling front. But fortunately, my staff was smart enough to know I…
  • 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!
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  • Favorite Video Friday – Noah and his bird (no more bites)

    Mel
    21 May 2015 | 9:01 pm
    After a week of blog posts dedicated to National Dog Bite Prevention Week, I thought it might be fun to end on an uplifting note. This week’s video was first introduced to me by Debbie Jacobs of Fearfuldogs.com. Debbie is an expert in dealing with fearful dogs, like Foster Maggie. I love this video for […]
  • Dogs and Kids: Stop pretending that dogs don’t bite them

    Mel
    20 May 2015 | 8:54 pm
    On Wednesday night, I took the dogs to the dog park (like I usually do). Jasper spent his time chasing after sticks, Daisy explored the woods and Cupcake sniffed to her heart’s desire. We even walked with some friends (Tom and his dogs Ruby and Max), and said hello to a few other friends we […]
  • Wordless Wednesday #240 – A dog’s perspective

    Mel
    19 May 2015 | 7:54 pm
       Filed under: Dog Park, Jasper, Photos, Shelties, Wordless Wednesday Tagged: dog park, dogs and kids, photography, Sheltie, Wordless Wednesday
  • Dog says: Your hug is not welcome human. Stop it.

    Mel
    18 May 2015 | 8:44 pm
    As I mentioned in yesterday’s blog post, this week is National Dog Bite Prevention Week (May 17-23). I’ve been planning for this week for a few months now; collecting videos, graphics and other information, so that I could share it with all of you. Even with all the prep work, I know that not everyone […]
  • Preventing dog bites before they happen

    Mel
    17 May 2015 | 6:05 pm
    This week is National Dog Bite Prevention Week (May 17-23). Every year, more than 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs. By far, children are the most frequent victims of dog bites. They are also the most likely to be severely injured when a dog bites. I was one of those children. In fact, I […]
 
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  • Canine Cognitive Dysfunction

    WayCoolDogs
    29 Apr 2015 | 12:33 pm
    “Canine Cognitive Dysfunction is simply another state of mind for the elderly dog. We have a choice to become part of their world or remain as an outsider until their very end. No different than with Alzheimer patients.” By Nancy L. Young-Houser Image: Nancy Houser The more we are around the old dogs on our […] Read full post at Canine Cognitive Dysfunction More dog stories and info about dog health, training and news at WayCoolDogs.com
  • The Relationship between Dogs and Human Bonding

    WayCoolDogs
    27 Apr 2015 | 8:02 pm
    The relationship between dogs and human bonding is seen today in the 2015 Google trends, with the dog searched the most often on the Internet. Man’s best friend, our pet dog, has been around for a long, long time. When we feel we have nobody in our life and the word lonely takes on an […] Read full post at The Relationship between Dogs and Human Bonding More dog stories and info about dog health, training and news at WayCoolDogs.com
  • 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
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    The Pet Psychic

  • Laura Out And About

    the Pet Psychic
    22 May 2015 | 5:27 pm
    This is Macho. He is five years old. He and his brother chased after an old lady and her dog. Every since the incident the old lady has been following Macho, his brother and their person on their walks and bother them. I explained to him that he has to try really hard to be less reactive and to think about his behavior. Macho replied, “I understand. I have an idea. If we have another problem with that lady, we should bake her a cake and put poison in it.” I explained to him that his idea was not nice. He said, “It’s not nice? It was just an idea.” I told him to…
  • Laura Out And About

    the Pet Psychic
    21 May 2015 | 9:35 am
    Learning lessons on the trail with Hudson, Felix and Luca The post Laura Out And About appeared first on The Pet Psychic.
  • Makia and Sunbeams

    the Pet Psychic
    12 May 2015 | 11:26 am
                      Some mornings are harder than others. This morning Makia awoke with a terrible headache. This evening she will receive fluids again. I am hoping that will help her. Makia says, “Thank you all for your prayers. When you don’t feel well it’s comforting to have friends and family that check on you. I believe it creates sunbeams in the world when you reach out to others.” The post Makia and Sunbeams appeared first on The Pet Psychic.
  • Is Hudson Stormy

    the Pet Psychic
    12 May 2015 | 11:24 am
                      Hudson (white GSD * Stormy’s incarnation) says, “Mom, my body has forgotten how to walk far. Though when I walk here I have waves of memories. I have been here many times before.” So true! This is one of Stormy’s favorite walks. Later in life he use to do it in his stroller. I had to carry Hudson part of the way because he got tired. Don’t you worry all you animal advocates! I didn’t make him walk far . Luca my poodle says, “Stormy has forgotten a lot of things but he is still my good…
  • Cheyenne and Trixie

    the Pet Psychic
    11 May 2015 | 8:17 am
                    The dog on the top is Cheyenne. She is 9 years old. The dog on the bottom is Trixie. Trixie has passed away. Cheyenne talks about seeing Trixie’s spirit and being confused by it. During the conversation I explain to her that what she sees is not her memory but Trixie’s spirit. She begins to understands and talks about what Trixie told her before she passed away. This is what Cheyenne says, “I need to talk about the sadness I am going through. Its like this emptiness in my heart and in my mind. It’s a confusion.
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    4 The Love of Animals

  • Purina Cat Chow Shelter Volunteer of the Year

    Aimee
    20 May 2015 | 1:55 pm
    We are excited to congratulate the Purina Cat Chow “Shelter Volunteer of the Year”, Liz Taranda! Purina Cat Chow ran a contest in 2015 to honor shelter volunteers as part of the “Building Better Lives” program. The contest recognizes and … Continue reading → The post Purina Cat Chow Shelter Volunteer of the Year appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals.
  • Golly Gear Giveaway!

    Aimee
    13 May 2015 | 11:05 pm
    Are you owned by a small dog? If so, you are going to love Golly Gear! And we have a $25 gift card to give away to one lucky reader so you can shop for your small dog! Golly Gear … Continue reading → The post Golly Gear Giveaway! appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals.
 
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    The Dog Blog

  • BARKING UP THE WRONG TREE — FOR 110 YEARS?

    Dr. Ian Dunbar
    7 May 2015 | 7:01 pm
    Edward Lee Thorndike showed that behavior is modified by its consequences and in 1905, he published his Law of Effect, basically stating: Any behavior followed by pleasant consequences will increase in frequency and be more likely to occur in the future, whereas any behavior followed by unpleasant consequences will decrease in frequency and be less likely to occur in the future. The notion of binary feedback is the quintessence of learning theory. The Law of Effect was a wonderful start but as theory was put to practice in education and training, something went very wrong along the way.
  • 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…
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    Professional Pet Business Advice, Tools, and Guidance - PetSittingOlogy

  • 5 Lessons Learned from the Biggest Business Conference and How You Can Apply Each to Grow Your Business

    Joshua Cary
    19 May 2015 | 10:55 am
    We sent our friend and colleague, Laura Capra (Owner, Keep Me Company Pet Sitting), to the recent Copyblogger Conference in Denver, Colorado. She arrived with a blank notebook and a pen. She returned with a head spinning full of incredible business advice that anyone can use. After sorting through her jam-packed notebook of notes, quotes, and take-aways, we pulled the Top 5 lessons learned and decided to go through each one for you while detailing exactly how you can apply each one to your own pet business, too. The Top 5 Lessons Learned We Detail In the Video Below 1. Your brand voice…
  • Don’t Overlook These 5 Key Elements of Your Pet Business Website

    Joshua Cary
    5 May 2015 | 7:32 am
    It’s no secret that my philosophy is that your pet website should be your main source of new business. Today, when your ideal and potential client is looking for someone to care for their pet, they hop over to Google, enter in a number of various search terms and begin their search. Naturally you want your website to appear as high in the Google search results as possible. And when we talk about “SEO” (search engine optimization) there are two distinct areas you need to understand: The ability to land high in the search engine results when a potential client is searching for the…
  • 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…
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  • Don’t Miss Kurgo’s Big Memorial Day Sale!

    Paris Permenter & John Bigley
    22 May 2015 | 12:17 pm
    Do you have big plans for Memorial Day Weekend? Be sure to save some time during this unofficial start of summer to check out Kurgo’s Memorial Day Sale with savings of up to 50 percent on... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
  • Paws in the City to Help NYC’s Animals in Need

    Grace Sydney
    22 May 2015 | 9:15 am
    The lyrics of a legendary 1970s hit state that “Music and passion were always the fashion” at the Copacabana, but on May 30th canines and couture will be in vogue at an iconic New York... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
  • Fido’s Freebie Friday Heads to the Vet

    Paris Permenter & John Bigley
    21 May 2015 | 1:56 pm
    Things have been a little quiet here on DogTipper this week; we have been spending much of our time at the vet’s office with our 18-month-old cat Lucky. What we began as, we thought, a fairly... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
  • Don’t Miss Wellness’ #WagsforWellness Food Truck!

    Paris Permenter & John Bigley
    21 May 2015 | 1:45 pm
    As you know, we live in the Austin area — and Austin, like so many areas, loves its food trucks! In the coming weeks, there’s a very special food truck coming to town… We’re... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
  • Pet Businesses: Half Price Giveaway Sale!

    Paris Permenter & John Bigley
    20 May 2015 | 8:54 am
    If you follow us on Facebook and Twitter, you’ve seen that for the past week we’ve been busy getting veterinary help for our youngest cat, Lucky. Just 18 months old, Lucky became ill last... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
 
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  • FBI - New Animal Abuse Law

    Mamairis
    20 May 2015 | 3:34 am
    Mamairis: Beginning in 2016, the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will reclassify animal abuse as a Group A felony. This classification means it is considered a major crime. Offenses will be reported on the FBI's National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). Up until this reclassification, animal abuse was judged under Group B offenses which are "All Other Offenses" and considered minor crimes such as writing bad checks, trespassing, etc. Group A offenses are much more serious crimes such as kidnapping and homicide. The next step should be for States to follow…
  • Could This Be Another Weapon Against Cancer

    Mamairis
    19 May 2015 | 1:35 am
    Mamairis: Created page with "I am not a fan of most bugs. I particularly don't like them when they invade my home. But I do understand that bugs serve a very important function in our lives. Enter the S..." I am not a fan of most bugs. I particularly don't like them when they invade my home. But I do understand that bugs serve a very important function in our lives. Enter the Scorpion. Scorpion stings are painful as well as deadly in some instances. But one of the reasons for the existence of the scorpion, especially the deadliest one found in the Middle East and North Africa, has…
  • Almost Natural Insect Control for Horses

    Mamairis
    18 May 2015 | 12:37 am
    Mamairis: These days we are rightly concerned about using too many chemicals, especially when controlling insects around our pets. There are ways you can limit the use of toxic substances and instead, turn environment friendly methods. Here are some ideas. Flies, mosquitoes and other insects are drawn to piles of manure and stagnant water. Clean manure from stalls and outside areas as often as possible. Choose one area to compost manure and cover with a tarp to avoid it getting wet. Composting produces heat which kills fly larvae and in turn, reduces the number of flies. Make sure that…
  • African Elephants in Danger

    Mamairis
    16 May 2015 | 11:59 pm
    Mamairis: Created page with "African elephant poaching has increased at an alarming rate. If nothing is done to stop the killing of these magnificent creatures for their ivory tusks, they will be threaten..." African elephant poaching has increased at an alarming rate. If nothing is done to stop the killing of these magnificent creatures for their ivory tusks, they will be threatened with extinction in the near future. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) tells us that the United States is the second largest retail market for ivory. In that capacity, the U.S. is helping in…
  • Do Raccoons Make Good Pets

    Mamairis
    16 May 2015 | 11:32 pm
    Mamairis: Raccoons are cute to look at and it's amusing watching their antics. But it's important to remember that they are wild animals and that's where they belong - in the wild. Although baby raccoons can be purchased through exotic animal breeders who are licensed to sell them, people who want a pet should opt for animals that are domesticated. Even baby raccoons retain their wildness. Licensed wildlife rehabilitators are trained to care for animals that are sick or injured without their becoming adapted to humans and domestic animals. Once they recover, they are released back into the…
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    Take Paws - The official pet travel blog of GoPetFriendly.com

  • Friday Pet Photo Challenge

    Amy Burkert
    22 May 2015 | 6:34 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 Bruce L. of St. George, Utah– he identified this pet friendly destination as Fire Island, New York. We hope you enjoy your “Travels with Ty & Buster”calendar, Bruce! Photo Copyright: Gail R. (Instagram user @jawsisms) Let’s See Your Photos … Mucho barko to Gail R. (Instagram user @jawsisms) for sharing last…
  • A Letter of Gratitude to My Dog on His Birthday

    Amy Burkert
    18 May 2015 | 9:12 am
    Dear Buster, Tomorrow it will be seven years since I found you hiding behind the dumpster in our cul-du-sac in Philadelphia. I remember the construction worker running out to warn us about the “big black dog” back there, and after shuttling Ty and Rod inside, I grabbed a leash and came to see if I could help you. You were so scared. It broke my heart to see you trying to make yourself small, shaking uncontrollably, not daring to look at me with those big brown eyes. I sat down with my back to you and talked gently, telling you that I wouldn’t hurt you … that I just…
  • Friday Pet Photo Challenge

    Amy Burkert
    15 May 2015 | 6:35 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 Josie C. of Barstow, CA – she identified this pet friendly destination as Runyon Canyon Park in Los Angeles, California. We hope you enjoy your “Travels with Ty & Buster”calendar, Josie! Photo copyright: Instagram user @Bauerthebordercollie Let’s See Your Photos … Mucho barko to Instagram user…
  • Is it Illegal to Leave Your Pet Alone in the Car?

    Amy Burkert
    13 May 2015 | 6:46 am
    Is leaving your pet in a parked car illegal? For people traveling alone with their dog or cat, it’s an important question. And as you might expect, the answer depends on where you are, and the conditions under which your pet is left in the vehicle. Laws have been enacted to help prevent the tragic deaths of animals left in parked vehicles – and rightly so. Every year pets die needlessly because their owners didn’t understand the dangers. If you haven’t seen the video Dr. Ernie Ward did a couple years ago where he sat in a parked car on a summer day, watch it now.
  • 8 Best Pet Friendly Destinations of 2015 from GoPetFriendly.com

    Amy Burkert
    11 May 2015 | 7:32 am
    What fun is a family vacation without the whole family? It used to be that finding a pet friendly vacation destination was like searching for a needle in a haystack … but what if you could find a place that would make your vacation dreams come true, and you could enjoy it all with your best friend? Not only is it possible – we’re giving you the list! GoPetFriendly.com users chose these eight cities as this year’s top destinations for pet travelers in our annual survey. Whether you and your dog love to romp on the beach, trek through the mountains, or meander around…
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    Pawcurious: With Veterinarian and Author Dr. V

  • The Everything in Nothing

    Dr. V
    6 May 2015 | 9:34 pm
    I know I’ve been remiss in posting, and I wish very much I could say it’s because I’ve been so busy creating amazing and exciting book campaigns and creating a plan to hit the NY Times Bestseller List in July. I still want to, don’t get me wrong, and I still plan to at least give it ago. But that’s not why I’ve been quiet. I guess you could say I’ve been doing nothing. Nothing. Let me explain. I’ve said to many people when I started working with Paws into Grace two years ago it was like my career and work finally made sense. I liked working in a…
  • 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…
 
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    PetRelocation.com Blog

  • Dog Travel to Australia From India

    Pet Travel Questions
    22 May 2015 | 7:06 am
    Dear PetRelocation, As per the latest Australia pet import policies, are dogs from India allowed to relocate there? What is the quarantine period and where can I quarantine my St. Bernard? Thanks, Garima   Hi Garima, Thank you for your question. Unfortunately pets cannot travel directly to Australia from India. India is classified as a 'non-approved country' which means that you'll need to transit through a third country and complete all the required vaccines, etc. before your dog will be accepted into the country. Please see the official Australia Department of Agriculture…
  • Incredible Experiences: Penny's Move From the Netherlands to Chicago

    PetRelocation.com Master
    21 May 2015 | 8:08 am
    Here's a note from Penny the Boston Terrier's mom about her trip from the Netherlands to Chicago. Glad to hear they had a happy reunion!   Vanessa, Thank you so much for helping us with Penny’s big move!  As you know, flying a Boston can be tricky business but both you and Maegan made the whole thing a lot less stressful leading up to the move. On the day of her move I couldn’t be happier with the way things went. The pictures that were sent throughout the day really helped to make me feel so much better about what was going on with her and I can’t thank…
  • How to Prepare for Safe Summer Travel With Pets

    Pet Travel News
    20 May 2015 | 6:50 am
    Summer is a busy time for pet travel, and whether you're planning a relocation or a vacation, it's important to show your pets the care and attention they need during what can be a hectic time filled with heat-related hazards. As temperatures rise and your move date draws near, here are a few important items that will help to make summer travel with pets a smooth and safe process. Check for Airline Embargoes If you're planning pet air travel and your pet is too large to fly in the cabin, you'll want to check with the airline to find out about any possible summer embargoes that…
  • Why Choose a Pet Transport Service?

    Pet Travel Questions
    19 May 2015 | 7:17 am
    Hi PetRelocation, What does your service do exactly? How does it work? What is the price? Is it better to use a service or to just take my dog with me on the flight from Israel to the United States? Thanks, Sophie   Hi Sophie, Great questions. Choosing whether or not to hire help with a pet move is a big decision that will depend on several factors, including how much time you have to spend, what your budget is and where you're traveling with your pet. First, gauge the situation by getting to know the pet import requirements for the United States. This is one of the easier countries…
  • Incredible Experiences: Two Senior Dachshunds on the Move to Fiji

    PetRelocation.com Customer
    18 May 2015 | 6:30 am
    The PetRelocation team has been awesome, easy to talk and deal with, and very professional from the very first contact for a price estimate. They stayed in close touch throughout setting up a contract and payments, scheduled the mandatory vet visits, oversaw the veterinarian's paperwork and other paperwork and permits requested for moving a pet out of the country, and arranged pick-up, shipping and handling, which included a not easy task: having our doggies needs arranged here in Fiji. The Biosecurity and the veterinarian team here in Fiji was top-notch and greatly handled all our import…
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    Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews

  • What exactly is Pepper Squirt?

    naturaldogfoodseo
    21 May 2015 | 1:51 am
    Best pepper spray} {is used|is utilized|can be used|is commonly used} {all over the world|around the globe|worldwide|around the world} by {ordinary|regular|common|everyday} {people|individuals|folks|men and women}, {law enforcement|police force} {officers|officials}, {and even|as well as|and also|and in many cases} postal {workers|employees|staff|personnel} to {ensure and protect|protect and ensure} their {safety|security|basic safety|protection}. {It is also one of the…
  • https://youtube.com/devicesupport

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    9 May 2015 | 1:29 am
    https://youtube.com/devicesupport http://m.youtube.com https://youtube.com/devicesupport 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 bloghttps://youtube.com/devicesupport 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: youtube commercial.wmv Life’s Abundance Dog Food Commercial on YouTube Benefits of reading Pressure Cooker Reviews
  • Wellness Natural Pet Food

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    5 May 2015 | 4:28 am
    Discover the 5 Signs of Wellness. Video Rating: 5 / 5 Wellness Natural Pet Food is a post from: Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews See also a free dog food cook book - Recipes For Dog Food Sponsored by this money making blogWellness Natural Pet Food is a post from: Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews See also a free dog food cook book - Recipes For Dog Food Sponsored by this money making blog Natural Dog Food - Related posts: Natural Dog Food | Wellness Dog Food Benefits of reading Pressure Cooker Reviews Purina Beneful Dog Food Brand in Adult Dry Recipe For Best Wellness w/ Healthy…
  • Royal Canin Labrador Dog Food – PetSmart

    naturaldogfoodseo
    1 May 2015 | 7:32 am
    From maintaining a healthy weight to protecting your Labrador Retriever’s coat, Royal Canin dog food comes in a special Lab breed formula that is fortified with the proper nutrients to meet… Video Rating: 3 / 5 Royal Canin Labrador Dog Food – PetSmart is a post from: Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews See ...Royal Canin Labrador Dog Food – PetSmart 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: Nutro Natural dog food vs. Eukanuba German…
  • Can Pets Be Vegan? | What’s REALLY in Pet Food

    naturaldogfoodseo
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:27 am
    video about how we are feeding our pets TO DEATH. aside from the moral implications of what we feed our animals, there are very valid health concerns related to many of the lesser-known ingredient… Video Rating: 4 / 5 Can Pets Be Vegan? | What’s REALLY in Pet Food is a post from: Dog Natural ...Can Pets Be Vegan? | What’s REALLY in Pet Food is a post from: Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews See also a free dog food cook book - Recipes For Dog Food Sponsored by this money making blog Natural Dog Food - Related posts: How to Make Vegan Dog Food for a Puppy Using VegeDog…
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    Dog Treat Blog

  • Reagan - Rat Terrier

    1 May 2015 | 11:43 am
    My dog is Reagan and he loves to eat and sleep. Reagan is almost 16 years old! My parents have had him since he was 2 weeks old. He loves to be scratched
  • Gloria Danger's favorite doggie cookie recipe!!

    3 Jul 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Gloria just loved these treats. The recipe was crazy easy and came out great. Chef's Comments ~ Great! :) Love the picture, too.
  • My old boy goes NUTS for these!

    3 Jul 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Made these the other day but made the mistake of opening the door and letting the heat out to soon. They weren't quite crispy but man did my dog LOVE these!!!
  • Is there a nut free alternative (such as soynut butter)?

    3 Jul 2014 | 12:20 pm
    For nut allergies. I was wondering if the same recipe can be used (successfully) with soy nuts. Chef's Answer ~ That's a great question. I personally
  • Calling All Paws Gourmet Canine Cuisine

    24 Jun 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Calling All Paws has been providing clients extraordinary services and products for over 10 years. Nutrition and taste is of the utmost importance when
 
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    FIDO Friendly

  • This week’s Subscriber Spotlight features Jim Taylor and his FIDO Pia Pia

    susan@fidofriendly.com
    13 May 2015 | 12:02 pm
    This week’s Subscriber Spotlight features Jim Taylor and his FIDO Pia Pia and The Return to Hollywood Studios, FL Eight years ago, Jim Taylor went on vacation with his family to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.   While waiting in line for a ride, he was confronted with an overwhelming fight or flee feeling, his Post Traumatic Stress came upon him full force.  He fled the area in an instance, leaving...
  • Safety Tips for Dog Bite Prevention Week from Camp Bow Wow

    susan@fidofriendly.com
    12 May 2015 | 12:59 pm
    As Dog Bite Prevention Week approaches (May 17th through May23rd), we wanted to share these precautionary measures that pet owners and families can take to ensure the safety of their pets and the people around them.   FIDO’s friend Heidi Ganahl, CEO and Founder of Camp Bow Wow, North America’s largest and fastest growing pet care franchise and Behavior Buddies, the training component of Camp Bow...
  • Animal Victims of Nepal’s Earthquake

    susan@fidofriendly.com
    7 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    In many of the rural villages of Nepal there is almost complete destruction of existing structures. Adam Parascandola and other volunteers from the Humane Society International are working together with a coalition of animal groups both local and international. They are being hosted by Animal Welfare Network of Nepal, but are coordinating with IFAW,WAP,World Vets, and many other local groups.
  • Feature Giveaway

    susan@fidofriendly.com
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:26 am
  • There’s Diamonds in Them Hills!

    susan@fidofriendly.com
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:19 am
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    Dogblog

  • Did you guys hear about the next Star Wars spinoff movie, The...

    20 May 2015 | 11:15 am
    Did you guys hear about the next Star Wars spinoff movie, The Last Bantha? I guess it’s started filming already.(dog 723)
  • Quit asking everybody for their “hot take” on why Joss Whedon...

    6 May 2015 | 9:31 am
    Quit asking everybody for their “hot take” on why Joss Whedon left Twitter. Some of us don’t know what Twitter is. You’re not even a journalist.(dog 722)
  • (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)
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    Dog Jaunt

  • Reader’s report: Sabine and Zadig’s favorite dog-friendly French châteaux

    Mary-Alice
    11 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Sabine not only reads Dog Jaunt, bless her, but she also writes a delightful dog travel blog of her own, called Zadigloves and featuring Zadig, her young Westie. We’ve corresponded for years (Sabine has kindly sent me a couple of the scoop law signs I love so much), and we share an interest in the dog-friendly châteaux of the Loire Valley. When Sabine told me that she and Zadig have been working their way through the list of châteaux that will allow pet dogs through their gates, I begged her to write a guest post for Dog Jaunt. Here is her reply, kindly translated by her from its…
  • SHOLDIT travel scarf: Alternative way to stow stuff you’ll need while flying

    Mary-Alice
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    It’s a problem I’ve been writing about since I started this blog: Travelers with pet dogs are typically limited by airlines to a pet carrier and a small personal item (or, more rarely, to a pet carrier and a carry-on), and once you’ve stowed your pet under your seat, there’s typically no room next to her for anything else — so either you spend your flight, especially a turbulent flight, looking hopelessly up at the overhead compartment or you come up with some way to keep your book, your water bottle, your stuff, accessible. In the past, I’ve recommended a…
  • 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,…
 
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    Miniature Schnauzer Blog

  • Our sweet Chloe Marie

    18 May 2015 | 3:13 am
    We said goodbye on April 27, 2015 to our precious 6 yr. old schnauzer, Chloe Marie. We are heartbroken and angry that she was taken so young and had to
  • The passing of our sweet boy Murray

    11 May 2015 | 5:45 am
    May 9th, 2015 was a day that we never saw coming. We knew our Murray was battling some serious health issues and the fact that he was 12 and a half years
  • Meet Mischievous McKenzie

    7 May 2015 | 2:19 am
    We rescued our mischievous miniature schnauzer McKenzie in 2008, while we were stationed in Italy. She was badly beaten. The person who had her cracked
  • Meet Mini Shenanigans

    7 May 2015 | 2:16 am
    Our Miniature Schnauzer Coco (aka Mini Shenanigans) came from South Korea with my wife when she was just 2 years old. Now she is 11 and one of the most
  • My Sweet Girl Zoe

    2 May 2015 | 3:08 am
    You left us on April 24, 2015. You were already having a hard time with accidents around the house and on your bed, I know you felt bad about doing that,
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    Grouchy Puppy Dog Blog

  • SF SPCA Hosts "Dogs on the Catwalk" Fashion Show & Cocktails on May 29!

    Sharon Castellanos
    21 May 2015 | 11:11 am
    The San Francisco SPCA is hosting a fun new cocktail party and fashion show on Friday, May 29 at their Mission Campus on Rescue Row. They hope to introduce adoptable dogs to people who might not otherwise plan to visit the shelter. Adoption fees will be waived all weekend as part of Maddie's Pet Adoption Days. Enjoy custom cocktails, check out the latest fashion trends, and meet your new best friend! The San Francisco SPCA invites you to the inaugural Dogs on the Catwalk cocktail party and fashion show.  Adoption fees will be waived this evening at both the Mission and Pacific…
  • Discover why senior dogs rule: Fall in love with Reba

    Sharon Castellanos
    17 May 2015 | 1:11 pm
    Anyone who thinks older dogs are boring has never met this Chihuahua blend. There’s never a dull moment when this confident little lady is around. Reba is one sassy little senior sweetheart who will always bring a smile to your face! Reba would love to be your newest constant companion and dog-friendly activity partner! We think Reba is about 8 years young, weighing 11 lbs. Come down to Muttville on Rescue Row and meet her! Related articles Sweet older dogs will find you on vacation          Related StoriesSF SPCA Hosts "Dogs on the Catwalk"…
  • My vacation included cleaning sleepy eyes, offering affection, and sausage bits to stray and pet dogs in Turkey

    Sharon Castellanos
    14 May 2015 | 11:11 am
    Going on vacation should be fun. When you have a dog, if you cannot take them with you, leaving them behind can be tough emotionally. It's also not fun if your separation is distressing for both of you. When you love a dog like I do, and your furry best friend is aging rapidly, you choose to stay with them every chance you can rather than leave them, even for an hour. You can question my relationship with her and call the depth of my attachment unhealthy, but I can look back now and say with confidence that I squeezed every ounce out of our limited time together. Up, Up, and Away! It has…
  • Discover why senior dogs rule: Fall in love with Pops

    Sharon Castellanos
    10 May 2015 | 11:11 am
    They don’t get much cuter than Pops! You can see why we love older dogs so much. This senior sweetheart just flew into San Francisco on a wing and a prayer, and a lap, thanks to Pilots N Paws. This sweetie pie came all the way from Los Angeles and is destined to fly into your heart when you meet him in person on Rescue Row.   Muttville may not know too much about his past, but can tell he’s a total lovebug who can’t wait to find his forever home. Pops is also great with cats! We think Pops is between 11-13 years young, weighing about 17 lbs. The co-pilot, Carol, held him the whole…
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    VPI Hambone Award

  • VPI Reveals Top Travel Hazards and Safety Tips

    Ryan
    19 May 2015 | 8:55 am
    Each year millions of pets accompany their families on vacation, and with summer approaching, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation’s first and largest provider of pet health insurance, reminds pet lovers that the key to a safe vacation for our furry family members is preparation. To spread awareness about the potential dangers pets face during a trip, VPI sorted through its database of more than 525,000 insured pets to determine the most common travel-related pet injuries. Below are the results: VPI encourages people to plan ahead with these travel tips to ensure that their furry…
  • Celebrate Memorial Day with VPI and Deckers Dogs

    Ryan
    28 Apr 2015 | 12:54 pm
    Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI), the nation’s first and largest provider of pet health insurance, commemorates Memorial Day by teaming up with the Eric and Jessie Decker Foundation in support of Deckers Dogs. A partner of Freedom Service Dogs of America, Deckers Dogs helps fund the rescue, care and custom training of shelter dogs to assist our military veterans returning home with disabilities. Through Memorial Day (May 25), VPI will donate $5 (up to $10,000) to the Eric and Jessie Decker Foundation for every unique pet insurance quote at www.paws4heroes.com. So get a quote and make a…
  • 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…
  • Collar Calamity Leaves French Bulldog Puppy With Identity Crisis

    Ryan
    1 Apr 2015 | 10:11 am
    Woodrow, a 7-month-old French bulldog, is best described as a  rambunctious and curious bundle-of-love by Lauren Hafner and her fiancé, Ian, of Yardley, PA. Woodrow’s perilous puppy attitude had already landed him at the veterinary hospital more than once during his young life. However, none of his previous mishaps could have prepared Woodrow’s pet parents for his latest blunder, after he managed to swallow the identification tag off the collar he was wearing, requiring surgery to save him. Woodrow’s flabbergasting feast and heartening recovery have earned him the title of April’s…
 
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    Bunny's Blog

  • American Humane Association offers safety tips for National Dog Bite Prevention Week

    Vicki Cook
    16 May 2015 | 7:22 am
    Via PRNewswire - Every year more than 4.5 million Americans, more than half of them children, are bitten by dogs. As part of the National Dog Bite Prevention Week coalition, American Humane Association encourages adults to teach children how to avoid dog bites and learn the importance of pet owner responsibility."For thousands of years, dogs have been our best friends, providing love, comfort and protection," says Dr. Robin Ganzert, president and CEO of American Humane Association. "In turn, we must be their best friends and protect all those around us – ourselves, our children, and our…
  • Purina Cat Chow honors Shelter Volunteer of the Year

    Vicki Cook
    9 May 2015 | 8:02 am
    Via PRNewswire - For more than 10 years, Liz Taranda has volunteered thousands of hours toward helping cats at the Clifton Animal Shelter feel comfortable while staying at the shelter and find forever homes.In honor of her dedication, Purina Cat Chow is proud to announce that Taranda has been selected as its first-ever Shelter Volunteer of the Year Contest winner.The Purina Cat Chow Shelter Volunteer of the Year Contest recognized and thanked the volunteers who tirelessly care for cats as they await their forever homes and work to make their temporary shelter homes gentler, less stressful…
  • Voting now open for 2015 American Hero Vet and Vet Tech Awards

    Vicki Cook
    2 May 2015 | 5:15 am
    American Humane Association is pleased to announce that voting is now open in the second annual American Humane Association Hero Veterinarian and Hero Veterinary Technician Awards, sponsored by Zoetis.Following the review of hundreds of nominations, a blue-ribbon judging panel of celebrities, veterinary professionals, and animal care professionals has selected 10 of the country’s top veterinarians and veterinary technicians as finalists.Pet owners and animal lovers alike are invited to visit www.herovetawards.org every day between now and July 13 to vote for 2015’s top American Hero…
  • 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…
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  • In Memoriam: Missy - From Rescue Cat to In-Clinic Living

    Brad Reason
    19 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    Manhattan Cat Specialists has some sad news to share. On Wednesday evening, May 13, our sweet, sassy hospital cat, Missy passed away. Since 2008, Missy had graced our clinic with her fiery tortoiseshell attitude, (“torti-tude”), greeting clients at the front desk with a teasing grin and a swipe of a paw after one pat on the head. As our staff biographies explained so well on our website, Missy’s bio stated “give her a pat and she’ll appreciate it; give her two and she’ll swat your hand away.” Even with her feistiness, though, Missy was a part of our clinic, and she learned to…
  • Cats and the Veterinary Physical Exam - Twice a Year For Life

    Arnold Plotnick
    17 May 2015 | 8:40 am
    "Twice a Year For Life"Take your feline friends to the veterinarian for semi-annual exams.             At our cat practice, we recommend that clients bring their cat in for evaluation every six months.  Most of our clients accept this without question, but some of our clients are puzzled by this.  “I always thought cats were supposed to be examined once a year”, they tell me.  I tell them that once a year is a minimum.  I really think twice a year is more appropriate for cats.  Here’s…
  • Reader Question: What is causing my cat's chronic diarrhea?

    Arnold Plotnick
    12 May 2015 | 11:45 am
    Dear Dr. Plotnick,My 16 year-old female cat has had chronic diarrhea for 2 years now amd our vet is stumped. She has gone from 7 lbs down to 5. She is also constantly hungry. Her water intake is normal. We feed her continually. She's had a blood test, an x-ray, and ultrasound, and everything is normal. We now have her on a high protein diet and it seems to be maintaining her weight now.  We're reluctant to do a biopsy because of her age. Any help would be greatly appreciated.Lois F. Dear Lois,Normally, I’d put hyperthyroidism at the top of my list for a 16 year-old cat with a…
  • 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…
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  • …and That's How Karma Works

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    22 May 2015 | 10:52 am
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  • Finding Neverland

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  • Left uses video of Romney talking about job growth as distraction ahead of jobs numbers

    admin
    19 May 2015 | 10:58 am
    Thru the miracle of videotape, Romney explains why it takes time to turn around unemployment. http://t.co/UwnoQRUM — Paul Begala (@PaulBegala) July 6, 2012 Ahead of today’s big jobs report, the Left was already getting its talking points in order. Paul Begala, the former counselor to President Bill Clinton, tweeted a YouTube video of presumed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney saying he helped turn Massachusetts’s job landscape around in his first year as governor. What Begala is hanging on to, however, is that it took eleven months for that turnaround to take…
  • George Zimmerman’s bond has been revoked; Update: Twitter lynch mob hopes he is killed or kills himself

    admin
    18 May 2015 | 10:54 am
    George Zimmerman's bail is revoked. Prosecutors say he misled the court. Judge granted motion. More to come. #trayvonmartin — Marisol Bello (@Marisol_Bello) June 1, 2012 Prosecutors have asked judge to revoke George Zimmerman's bond. They say he failed to relinquish 2nd passport + inform court of 200k raised — Sunny Hostin (@SunnyHostin) June 1, 2012 The judge ruled in the prosecution’s favor and Zimmerman’s bond has been revoked. He is to surrender himself within 48 hours. Judge has revoked George Zimmerman's bond – Zimmerman has 48 hours to turn…
 
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  • Hounds for Love: Yes Equality

    Peter
    4 May 2015 | 8:46 am
    Baxter insisted we came with him to today’s Hounds for Love: Yes Equality bank holiday stroll in support of marriage equality at Sandymount Strand today. A big thanks to the kind man who gave Baxter his bandana! And thanks to Seamus Dooley, who invited us along.
  • 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,…
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  • Adorable Fritz Fails and Wins Internet

    The Staring Cat
    29 Apr 2015 | 11:34 am
    I know, I know. He’s all over the internet. I’ve even seen him on Good Morning America attempting and failing to catch yummy human food. But I can’t help it. I laugh every time I see Fritz the dog try to chomp down on food tossed to him by his owner. So, to share a chuckle, here he is again. And of […]
  • Super Bowl’s Animal Attraction

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

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

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

    The Pet Care Guy
    10 Sep 2012 | 9:40 pm
      I came across an article that not only asks whether you are a dog person or a cat person. It also goes on to explain that the pet that you have an affinity for says something about who you are. Are you a conservative, or a liberal? Where do you live? Which Beatle do […]
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  • Move over to speed and efficiency with WhatsApp

    admin
    29 Apr 2015 | 6:53 am
    Thus the age of instant chat messaging platforms and thus the age of WhatsApp! WhatsApp has become one of the most common names in the world of instant chat messaging platforms. Beating against all the conventional modes that SMS held, WhatsApp goes ahead by providing more than just one feature. As we all know like WhatsApp the instant chat messaging market is loaded with tons of apps. But WhatsApp has been leading the game, partly because the ease and convenience it offers and partly because of its popularity. Even after it was acquired by Mark Zuckerberg, WhatsApp simply kept on growing…
  • Game of the Century – Clash of Clans Android Game Fever

    admin
    27 Apr 2015 | 6:53 am
    The game of century in respect of chess refers to the chess game played between Donald Byrne and a thirteen years old player Bobby Fisher in Rosenwald Memorial Tournament on 17th October’ 1956 in Ney Work City, won by the boy Bobby Fisher. The game was played in Marshall Chess Club and designated as the Game of the Century by Hans Kmoch at the time of chess review.  The game is a history in itself as played by a 13 years old boy in opposition to redoubtable opponent Donald Byrne and the result of this play was a sensation in the chess world. The highlight is Donald Byrne was the American…
  • How to Share Video, Image and Location in Whatsapp Messages

    admin
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:13 am
    The internet is an ever expanding domain which newer sites and Apps coming up each day to revolutionize communication and bring people even more close. While the social media sites have already gained huge popularity among the masses, the social messaging sites have simultaneously come up to give a tough fight to them. Since, most of the social messaging sites like Whatsapp, WeChat or Viber are modeled on the social media sites like Facebook or Twitter, they share many similar features. In Whatsapp Messages, you can not only connect with your friends, family or known people but also share…
 
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  • Soon Too Hot For Toronto Dogs

    Clint Cora
    6 May 2015 | 12:35 pm
    Hot For Toronto Dogs After the last weekend afternoon and another midweek dog walks just afterwards, we are starting to feel the upcoming summer heat temperatures rise from noon hour and on. Pretty soon, I think it’s going to be too hot for many Toronto dogs including my Lhasa Apsos Chester and Roxie. During the afternoon weekend walk through Rattray Marsh, Roxie had to stop as she got too hot and tired. The same thing almost happened on the subsequent scouting walk along one of the Credit River trails later during the week. The temperatures combined with the ample sunshine got both of…
  • All Set To Continue Saving Through Pet Pharmacies This Year

    Clint Cora
    5 May 2015 | 9:47 am
    Saving Money Through Pet Pharmacies Once again it will be heartworm season up here in Ontario, Canada starting in June through to November.  This means that my Lhasa Apso dogs Chester and Roxie will be going in for their annual heartworm blood test later this month and then put on a heartworm prevention medication for the season. For many years now, we’ve been saving money by getting our heartworm prevention medication through pet pharmacies rather than directly through our vet clinics.  The current pet pharmacy we use has just confirmed with me on availability of Sentinel, which is…
  • Mississauga Nature Trails Great For Dog Walks

    Clint Cora
    28 Apr 2015 | 9:55 am
      Mississauga Nature Trails Perfect For Dog Walks One thing that many people living here in Mississauga don’t realize is that there are many beautiful and scenic nature trails within our area.  Most of these trails are hidden from the major streets so you can’t see them nor even know that they are there unless you specifically go look for them. Quite often, these Mississauga nature trails have access points deep inside residential areas so you do need to know about the existence of them and then go search where you can enter any of them.  Some have easier parking for cars…
  • 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…
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    Zoom Room Dog Training

  • New Prices

    Austin
    6 May 2015 | 9:33 am
    Starting on Monday, May 18th, prices are changing. Want to stock up on services at the current prices? No problem! You can purchase whatever you like, in any quantity, prior to 4/18 at the current prices. Without further ado, here are our new prices: 4 Classes $125.00 10 Classes $265.00 League or Gym Sports $20.00 […]
  • Special Offer for Yelpers

    Zoom Room
    27 Apr 2015 | 8:51 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 Introductory Offer

    Zoom Room
    27 Apr 2015 | 8:35 am
    Keep Fit & Active With Your Dog SPECIAL OFFER FOR NEW CLIENTS: $18 FOR ANY TWO CLASSES! With FIFTY 5-STAR REVIEWS ON YELP, the Zoom Room is the #1 dog gym in Austin! And for new clients we’re offering a great deal. FOR ONLY $18 you can try out any TWO of our small group […]
  • 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 […]
 
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    Mad About Pets!

  • Would Your Dog Benefit from an Invisible Fence? (+ BONUS AMAZON GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY!!)

    18 May 2015 | 7:35 am
    NOTE: Giveaway entry form is at the END of the post!Invisible dog fences are versatile and reliable methods of containment that can be used in just about any yard. Some dogs, however, benefit more from invisible fences than others. If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, an invisible dog fence might be worth looking into.Is Your Dog an Escape Artist?If keeping your dog in your yard is a challenge, an invisible fence is an option you might want to explore. Invisible dog fences are particularly effective for the most stubborn dogs, because they use both warning beeps and then mild…
  • Does your farm need some new friends?

    24 Mar 2015 | 11:18 am
    Does your farm need some more friends? Heartland Farm Sanctuary recently rescued 126 chickens from a cockfighting ring in Glenwood City, WI. Now it's time to find loving homes for these beautiful birds! Pictured is Malcolm, a young Kelso rooster who loves people. If you're interested in Malcolm or any of the other adoptable birds, contact Quincy.Markowitz@HeartlandFarmSanctuary.org . Make sure you follow Heartland's Facebook page, as they will be posting info every Friday about other adoptable birds from the "Cluck Club".If a pig or sheep more strike your fancy, check…
  • Boarding Kennels For Pets

    4 Apr 2014 | 5:47 am
    Have you ever gone out of town and needed somewhere for your pet to stay? A boarding kennel is an ideal location as it provides a safe environment as well as the interaction with other pets and people. You can also take your pet to a boarding kennel during the day if you don’t want to leave it at home while you work. These locations are also good for those who want their pets to be trained to listen to commands.Many of the boarding kennels are more like hotels for animals like dogs and cats than they are kennels. There are accommodations like comfortable beds and pools so that your pet is…
  • February is "People for Pets" month at Mounds Pet Food Warehouse!

    12 Feb 2013 | 6:30 am
    If you don't already do your pet supply shopping at Mounds Pet Food Warehouse, now is a great time to check them out. February 2013 is "People for Pets" month at all Mounds Pet Food Warehouse locations! With every pet food purchase for the month of February, Mounds will donate 10% of the purchase price to the Dane and Rock County Humane Societies.Buy food for your pets, and help support pets in need!
  • Valentine's Gifts for Pet Lovers

    11 Feb 2013 | 2:12 pm
    Wondering what to get your honey for Valentine's Day? If she loves pets, try these cute gifts.Smooth Cat Band RingPrice: $68.89Sterling Silver & Diamond Paw Print NecklacePrice: $60.00Willow Tree Quiet Strength Memory BoxPrice: $23.50Sterling Silver Hedgehog Pendant with AmberPrice: $66.80If you need more ideas, click here for more gifts for pet lovers!
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  • SF SPCA Hosts "Dogs on the Catwalk" Fashion Show & Cocktails on May 29!

    Sharon Castellanos
    21 May 2015 | 11:11 am
    The San Francisco SPCA is hosting a fun new cocktail party and fashion show on Friday, May 29 at their Mission Campus on Rescue Row. They hope to introduce adoptable dogs to people who might not otherwise plan to visit the shelter. Adoption fees will be waived all weekend as part of Maddie's Pet Adoption Days. Enjoy custom cocktails, check out the latest fashion trends, and meet your new best friend! The San Francisco SPCA invites you to the inaugural Dogs on the Catwalk cocktail party and fashion show.  Adoption fees will be waived this evening at both the Mission and Pacific…
  • Discover why senior dogs rule: Fall in love with Reba

    Sharon Castellanos
    17 May 2015 | 1:11 pm
    Anyone who thinks older dogs are boring has never met this Chihuahua blend. There’s never a dull moment when this confident little lady is around. Reba is one sassy little senior sweetheart who will always bring a smile to your face! Reba would love to be your newest constant companion and dog-friendly activity partner! We think Reba is about 8 years young, weighing 11 lbs. Come down to Muttville on Rescue Row and meet her! Related articles Sweet older dogs will find you on vacation          Related StoriesSF SPCA Hosts "Dogs on the Catwalk"…
  • My vacation included cleaning sleepy eyes, offering affection, and sausage bits to stray and pet dogs in Turkey

    Sharon Castellanos
    14 May 2015 | 11:11 am
    Going on vacation should be fun. When you have a dog, if you cannot take them with you, leaving them behind can be tough emotionally. It's also not fun if your separation is distressing for both of you. When you love a dog like I do, and your furry best friend is aging rapidly, you choose to stay with them every chance you can rather than leave them, even for an hour. You can question my relationship with her and call the depth of my attachment unhealthy, but I can look back now and say with confidence that I squeezed every ounce out of our limited time together. Up, Up, and Away! It has…
  • Discover why senior dogs rule: Fall in love with Pops

    Sharon Castellanos
    10 May 2015 | 11:11 am
    They don’t get much cuter than Pops! You can see why we love older dogs so much. This senior sweetheart just flew into San Francisco on a wing and a prayer, and a lap, thanks to Pilots N Paws. This sweetie pie came all the way from Los Angeles and is destined to fly into your heart when you meet him in person on Rescue Row.   Muttville may not know too much about his past, but can tell he’s a total lovebug who can’t wait to find his forever home. Pops is also great with cats! We think Pops is between 11-13 years young, weighing about 17 lbs. The co-pilot, Carol, held him the whole…
 
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    Trupanion Blog on Pet Health & Care Advice, Tips and Feature Articles

  • Trupanion Reviews – Week of 5/22

    Rachel
    22 May 2015 | 11:30 am
    I have used Trupanion several times in less than a year. I am really happy with the coverage I have received. My 6 years black lab has had two ultrasounds, a scope and more medicine than I can count. She Read More
  • Rescue Cat Receives Pampering and Special Care

    Kathryn
    19 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    “Shortly after picking up Brenda from the local animal shelter, I signed up with Trupanion. My previous cat had extremely high medical bills and no insurance, so signing up for pet medical insurance seemed like a sensible thing to do. Read More
  • Trupanion Reviews – Week of 5/15

    Rachel
    18 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    Vets At 4 am again with Beni-she gets so sick so quickly..thank god for @Trupanion and their amazing customer support…best pet insurance around. -@SummerAltice Meet Stanley … he says thank you very much for covering my vet bill for eating Read More
  • Six Water Safety Tips Every Dog Owner Should Know

    Kathryn
    15 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Today is International Water Safety Day, just in time for the warm weather and time spent poolside or on the water with your pups. Swimming can be a great way for your pet to exercise and cool down in the Read More
  • A Day of Play Turns into a Hospital Stay

    Kathryn
    14 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    “Once a stray in Puerto Rico, Henry hit the jackpot when he was adopted from the Monmouth County SPCA by a wonderful family whose hearts he immediately stole. During his adoption, Henry’s new owners were given 30 days of Trupanion, 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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  • Soon Too Hot For Toronto Dogs

    Clint Cora
    6 May 2015 | 12:35 pm
    Hot For Toronto Dogs After the last weekend afternoon and another midweek dog walks just afterwards, we are starting to feel the upcoming summer heat temperatures rise from noon hour and on. Pretty soon, I think it’s going to be too hot for many Toronto dogs including my Lhasa Apsos Chester and Roxie. During the afternoon weekend walk through Rattray Marsh, Roxie had to stop as she got too hot and tired. The same thing almost happened on the subsequent scouting walk along one of the Credit River trails later during the week. The temperatures combined with the ample sunshine got both of…
  • All Set To Continue Saving Through Pet Pharmacies This Year

    Clint Cora
    5 May 2015 | 9:47 am
    Saving Money Through Pet Pharmacies Once again it will be heartworm season up here in Ontario, Canada starting in June through to November.  This means that my Lhasa Apso dogs Chester and Roxie will be going in for their annual heartworm blood test later this month and then put on a heartworm prevention medication for the season. For many years now, we’ve been saving money by getting our heartworm prevention medication through pet pharmacies rather than directly through our vet clinics.  The current pet pharmacy we use has just confirmed with me on availability of Sentinel, which is…
  • Mississauga Nature Trails Great For Dog Walks

    Clint Cora
    28 Apr 2015 | 9:55 am
      Mississauga Nature Trails Perfect For Dog Walks One thing that many people living here in Mississauga don’t realize is that there are many beautiful and scenic nature trails within our area.  Most of these trails are hidden from the major streets so you can’t see them nor even know that they are there unless you specifically go look for them. Quite often, these Mississauga nature trails have access points deep inside residential areas so you do need to know about the existence of them and then go search where you can enter any of them.  Some have easier parking for cars…
  • 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…
 
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    Talking Dogs at For Love of a Dog

  • Rudy the Reluctant Rain Dog | Wordless Wednesday

    19 May 2015 | 10:30 pm
    Rudy just heard the weather forecast.More rain and thunderstorms.
  • Wellness CORE Protein Bars for Dogs from @Chewy | Product Review

    19 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    When I realized that the folks who make Old Mother Hubbard dog biscuits are the same who make Wellness CORE Protein Bars for dogs, I could hardly wait to try them.  Old Mother Hubbard dog biscuits are the favorite around our house.  All three of my dogs love their crunchy goodness.All three also love these protein bars! They're a part of the Wellness gourmet dog treats line and the whole point is healthy dog treats with no empty calories.Wellness CORE is based on the nutritional philosophy that dogs, given their primal ancestry, thrive on a diet mainly comprised of meat. These…
  • Adopt #OceanBreeze a #Basset #LabradorRetriever #SeniorDog @WaysideWaifs in #KCMO

    17 May 2015 | 9:42 am
    I admit I chuckled when I read the breed description for this beautiful boy.  Let's face it, it's an unusual mix.  You see, Ocean Breeze is a Basset Hound and Labrador Retriever.  He's also a senior dog that has found himself at Wayside Waifs animal shelter in Kansas City, Missouri.Ocean Breeze is 7 years old and looking for a forever home.  You could call him a Bassador, but as he barks in his adoption message, he prefers Ambassador!  And it sounds like he knows what he's talking about.Hello Everyone! I know what you're thinking...why am I named Ocean Breeze? Well,…
  • Throw This Poor Dog A Bone by Memphis Slim | Dog Song Saturday

    15 May 2015 | 11:00 pm
    It seems to rain every single weekend this spring, so we're kicking off this weekend with some blues.   Though this song is technically not about dogs, the lyrics are pretty clever for dog lovers. Throw This Poor Dog A Bone is performed by blues legend Memphis Slim and available on (AmazonMP3 and iTunes)The lyrics:How come my dog's so calmMan, whenever you're on the scene?How come my dog's so calmMan, whenever you're on the scene?Man I just can't understand it'Cause I know my dog is meanWell, he bit my next door neighborBit my father tooGrowl at my mummyAte up my own…
  • In the Kitchen with the Dog Daddy | Wordless Wednesday

    12 May 2015 | 11:00 pm
      Jeffie, Rudy and Rosie loved helpingthe Dog Daddy  in the kitchen while he made homemade NY cheesecake for me for Mother's Day.
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    Puppies and Dogs for Sale

  • Bruce- Male Shorkie

    22 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Bruce is Handsome Shorkiel!! He is super cute and fun to play with! Bruce is going to be a great pet and will be around 10-12 pounds! He is up-to-date on his shots and dewormings and comes with a one-year health warranty, and he is also neutered. He can be microchipped for only 39.99!! Shipping is an additional 285 to your nearest airport anywhere in the US or Canada, or we can drive him to your doorstep for 1 a mile round trip!!! Bruce can also be picked up in Mt. Vernon, Ohio. Visit our website www.littlepuppiesonline.com to see more Shorkie puppies for sale or call us at 740-497-2333 or at…
  • rottweiler female puppy

    22 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Hello I have a 7 week old purebred rottie girl has dewclaws removed and docked tail text for more pics , both parents are 100 German purebred , working on potty training and she's doing great !! She's great with kids, cats , and other dogs !(: so cute and small and fluffy loves to be with you and follow you and the kids around ...thanks , have a great day !!
  • Goldendoodle Puppies for Sale

    22 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Just had a beautiful litter of Goldendoodle puppies...10 in all. Dam, AKC Golden Retriver, is a dark red color with a very gentle and calm personality. Sire, AKC Standard Poodle, is also red and has earned his championship title with AKC. Puppies are handled daily by children and well socialized with other animals. They will have had all vaccines and de-worming as is age appropriate. At 6 weeks they will be vet checked for any health issues. We work to crate train them by the time they go to their new homes and have been started on leash training and house training. We work hard to deliver…
  • beautiful grey eye rottweiler girl

    22 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Hello I have a 7 week old purebred rottie girl has dewclaws removed and docked tail ,,contact for more info and pics , no papers ! Great with cats, kids, and dogs ..working on potty training and she's doing an awesome job ! Thanks (: p.s she's a German 100 rottweiler , has beautiful grey eyes
  • Ollie - Male Morkie

    22 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Ollie is a handsome puppy! He will get to be around 7-8 pounds full grown! He comes with a one-year health warranty and is up-to-date on his shots and dewormings. He loves to run around the house playing with his friends. Ollie can also be microchipped for only 39.99! Shipping is an additional 285 to your nearest international airport anywhere in the US or Canada, or we can drive him right to your doorstep for 1 a mile round trip!!! He may also be picked up at our home in Ohio. Visit our website www.littlepuppiesonline.com to see more puppies for sale in Ohio or call us at 740-497-2333 or…
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    Bev the Boomer! (Beating the Crap out of Cancer!)

  • The Scourge of the Red Rash

    Bev
    22 May 2015 | 4:37 pm
    On Tuesday I had a red rash on my left leg which got ultrasounded (is that even a word?) to make sure it wasn’t a blood clot — which it wasn’t. On Wednesday, the rash looked like it was going away. But on Thursday it was back with a vengeance and even looked like it was starting on my other leg. So I went to the doctor. He thinks it’s an allergic reaction to something, but because it started before my Tuesday chemo, he says it’s not an allergic reaction to the chemo — which would be a real bummer. In my opinion, the chemo has a hand in it though, because…
  • Live Blogging from the Chemo Chair: Cycle 2.3: My Hair?

    Bev
    19 May 2015 | 3:23 pm
    Lunch with a Chemo Cocktail chaser! Cindy is with me today. We went to Murphy’s Pub for lunch and here we are at the Chemo Cafe. Three  more visits and I’ll be at the half way point! I noticed today that my left leg is a bit swollen around my ankle, and I have a “hot spot” on my shin. It’s easy to see because my skin is red. And did I mention that it’s swollen? My favorite Cemo Nurse, Jenna, has taken a look and decided that the Doctor-On-Call should also take a look. Could be a blood clot. Could be some kind of infection. Whatever it is, I know it will be…
  • Live Blogging from the Chemo Chair: Cycle 2.2

    Bev
    12 May 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Spoiler alert! Slight gross-out ahead. Skip the next paragraph if you’re squeamish. I just went through my first week with no constipation! But, being me, I’ve had a little bit too much of the other extreme. Given a choice, I’ll take the Hershey squirts over the painful backup of “hardtack” every time! So my goal for this week is going to be fine-tuning the Dulcolax and Phillips to achieve a slightly less liquid result. Thank you CBC News for this image of Puriety Hardtack. This “cracker” is so hard it has to be soaked in water, overnight, in order to…
  • Live Blogging from the Chemo Chair: Cycle 2.1, A Chemo Picnic

    Bev
    5 May 2015 | 1:34 pm
    Vacation is over, and it’s back to “work.” Here we are, cycle 2, treatment 1. When I realized I would be doing chemo, I promised myself I would do my best to make every treatment a fun event.  My friend Shelley is with me today, and we’re having a chemo chair-side picnic! Menu for Two Cucumber Sandwiches Prosciutto Sandwiches Apple Rounds Orange Slices Ants on a Log (no picnic is complete without ’em!) Assorted Cookies (from my favorite bakery) Virgin Sangria (after all, today is Cinco de Mayo!) Recipe: Cream Cheese Spread 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese,…
  • First Chemo Vacation

    Bev
    2 May 2015 | 2:43 pm
    It’s a beautiful day as I approach the end of my first chemo vacation week, and I feel like my pre-chemo self — in fact, better than my pre-chemo self because I’ve lost over thirty pounds and I’m fitting into clothes I’ve had to sideline because they were too tight. I won’t mince words, last week sucked.  Once again I found myself on the torture throne of constipation. Wednesday and Thursday were all about having a movement, Friday and Saturday were all about trying to recover from the movement.  It’s obvious this means changes to the Constipation…
 
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    Petplan USA Blog

  • could this app save your pet's life?

    21 May 2015 | 8:15 am
    Have you ever seen your dog or cat munching on a plant and thought, “Hmmm…could that be toxic?” I have good news—there’s an app for that.   The ASPCA has thoughtfully planned an amazing app called APCC by ASPCA, which helps owners identify the potential threats of common hazards and explains what to do if a pet has been exposed. The best part is that the app is free!   You probably know about common toxins, like chocolate or raisins or antifreeze, but so many more hazards lurk out there for your pets – from the food we eat to the medications we…
  • should your dog get the leptospirosis vaccine?

    19 May 2015 | 6:22 am
    We used to think leptospirosis was a disease of farm dogs, but just like the wildlife that carries the disease, it’s spreading throughout the suburbs and even into our cities. Leptospirosis is one of the most challenging diseases we see in our pets, and as the number of wild animals carrying and shedding the leptospiral organism continues to increase, the greater the risk to indoor dogs. By understanding the ways your dog can contract leptospirosis, and knowing what to look for, pet parents can better protect our furry kids.   How does my dog get leptospirosis?   The disease…
  • why you should always pick up after your dog

    15 May 2015 | 7:25 am
    There are many reasons to carry out your duty of picking up after your pet. First, and foremost, it’s poop, for Pete’s sake! It’s gross! You don’t like stepping in it, you don’t like your kids stepping in it and tracking it around the house and you certainly don’t want to picnic in grass that is covered in brown land mines.   But seriously, not picking up after your pooch presents a health hazard to both humans and animals. Feces can harbor bacterial and viral diseases (parvo or salmonella, anyone?), and dogs with intestinal parasites shed parasite…
  • the dangers of fast food for pets

    13 May 2015 | 5:07 am
    The lady sitting in my exam room smiled proudly as she explained her dog’s diet. “I take her a few times a week to the burger joint to get her favorite sandwich. I usually order an ice cream sundae we split when we’re done with lunch.”   The dog in question was a morbidly obese Dachshund, 26 pounds and change, having difficulty walking and suffering from chronic back pain. While I was stunned by her doggie dietary details, she was far from alone in burger buying for her hound. According to recent research, one out of every six U.S. households visits their favorite…
  • new legislation aims to protect domestic abuse victims and their pets

    7 May 2015 | 6:18 am
    It can be hard to understand the fear and uncertainty victims of domestic abuse face every minute of every day. Many people ask, “Why don’t they leave?” but the decision to stay or leave is not black and white.   A full third of domestic violence victims delay leaving an abusive situation because of concern for their pets. Not only do they fear for their own safety, but they also worry about the safety of their other family members, both two- and four-legged. Pets and children are often a target for abusers as a way to gain control over their partners. By threatening…
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    Fidose of Reality

  • The Best Dog Food to Feed a Dog

    Carol Bryant
    21 May 2015 | 4:13 pm
    One of the most frequently asked questions we receive is “What do you feed your dog?”  I cannot cook and if you follow my blog, you know that the Food Network wanted me to be on their television show, Worst Cooks in America. I turned it down because I didn’t want to leave my dog (and spouse BOL) for such a long period of time.  The best dog food to feed a dog is the one that works best for you. Read on. I feed my dog, Dexter, a combination of The Honest Kitchen Embark dog food, mixed with Dr. Harvey’s Veg-to-Bowl, and I add some fresh cooked meat to it a few times a…
  • Annual Pet Blogger Conference Making Nashville Mark

    Carol Bryant
    18 May 2015 | 9:37 pm
    The world’s most unique social media conference is about to descend on Nashville, Tennessee, for a three-day excitement filled, pet-welcoming, celebrity infused event. BlogPaws welcomes 500 of the pet industry’s top influencers and key bloggers from around the country (and world) as they burst on the scene of Sheraton Music City Hotel for a yearly conference of networking, monetization, learning, and partying. Fidose of Reality is taking our annual road trek to this year’s destination, and we’d love to meet you there. As of this writing, there are NO small business or…
  • Nine Ways to Prevent Dog Bites

    Carol Bryant
    17 May 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Think your dog won’t bite? Think again. The Center for Disease Control estimates that about 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year.  Half of those numbers belong to kids. Staggering, isn’t it? It’s summer time, more dogs are outside, and more people are interacting with dogs as it’s the social time of year.  This week is National Dog Bite Awareness Week, and the effort is backed by the U.S. Postal Service.  The American Humane Association reports that 66% of bites among children occur to the head and neck. Here are nine things you can do to prevent a dog…
  • Hope Seeking Forever Home: Dog of the Week

    Carol Bryant
    15 May 2015 | 9:48 am
    Hope Seeking Forever Home: Dog of the Week. As we head into a weekend, for this week’s Featured Fido, we are spotlighting Hope. Hope is a word that, according to Merriam Webster, means, “to want something to happen or be true and think that it could happen or be true.” Hope wants to find a forever home to love her and give her the life she deserves; perhaps that home is yours. Here’s the scoop: Our friends at NYC Second Chance Rescue are currently fostering Hope. They tell us before SCR rescued her she suffered severe wounds (the scars suggested she was burned and…
  • Carry A Veterinarian In Your Purse #VetonDemand

    Carol Bryant
    14 May 2015 | 10:23 pm
    Dexter trying out the Vet on Demand app. I am a firm believer that there is no substitute for a veterinarian putting his or her hands on your dog when it deals with health matters. Finding a good veterinarian with whom you can foster a relationship for you and your dog is worth its weight in golden dog biscuits. If you have one of those veterinarians, cherish them and be grateful. What qualities do you look for in a veterinarian? Caring veterinarians and caring veterinary technicians who dedicate themselves to the health of pets while developing an ongoing relationship with the pet parent…
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    Woof Woof Mama

  • 40% OFF Highly Rated Go Pet Club Cat Tree + FREE Shipping

    Mama
    22 May 2015 | 7:44 am
    Cat lovers, check out the amazing deal on this top-rated cat tree over at Amazon. The Go Pet Club Cat Tree is currently on sale for $102 ($170 reg) including FREE Shipping. It’s a cat tree, condo and scratcher all in one. This model has 1,500+ 5-Star customer reviews and you can read all about it here. A few of the most helpful customer reviews also include video or photos so you can really get a sense of how much your cat will love having a tree of their own to climb, scratch and lounge on! Many of the reviews also talk about how durable and stable this cat tree is, as well as…
  • Pet-Friendly Cleaning Tips + Libman Pet Care Cleaning Giveaway

    Mama
    21 May 2015 | 7:45 am
    Enter the Libman Pet Care Package Giveaway for a chance to WIN a full package of pet-friendly cleaning products! Libman Pet Care Prize Pack includes: Lint Roller, Lint Brush, Precision Angle Broom and Upright Dustpan, Freedom Floor Duster, Nitty Gritty Roller Mop, Clean and Rinse Bucket, Easy Grip Power Scrubber. In addition to the giveaway, you’ll also get great pet-friendly cleaning tips to help you master the art of cleaning up after your fur kid. Go HERE to get started. Good luck everybody!
  • Top 10 Groupon Pet Deals: Bully Sticks Bundle, Motorola Pet Camera, Playpens + More

    Mama
    19 May 2015 | 7:49 am
    Pet parents, be sure to check out the latest Pet Deals at Groupon Goods, and see what’s new for cats, dogs and homes with pets. Groupon Goods always has some great bargains, so I suggest you stop by and bookmark this page, since deals change frequently. You’ll find dog toys, cat trees, treats, apparel, home goods for pet lovers and more. Most deals include FREE Shipping. Some of the deals below are bestsellers in the pet category and others are new items, often with the biggest discounts (often 70% OFF or more) we’ve found anywhere. There are currently 253 Groupon Pet Deals, and…
  • Full Moon All-Natural Dog Treats $4.99 Shipped ($16 Reg)

    Mama
    18 May 2015 | 7:36 am
    Our pals over at 13Deals.com sure do love pets! In addition to the amazing Half Off Mystery Box of Goodies for Dogs that we told you about recently, they also have a new deal on all-natural dog treats from Full Moon. Get a bag of Full Moon Chicken Bacon Dog Treats for just $4.99 including shipping when you order HERE and use 13Deals promo code FULLMOONTREAT at checkout. Full Moon Dog Treats are made in the USA from 100% Human Grade Ingredients, so you can feel great about giving them to your dog.
  • Petco Sale 30-50% OFF Pet Supplies + Bonus Coupon Codes

    Mama
    16 May 2015 | 8:25 am
    If it’s been a while since you’ve stocked up on pet supplies, now is a great chance to snag some deals because there is a huge sale event going on over at Petco.com. Now thru Sunday, get 30-50% OFF across the site plus save even more with bonus e-coupons. See below or head on over to the sale and start shopping. Shipping is free on orders of $49+. Current sales, deals and promos at Petco up to 35% off dog chews up to 40% off cat furniture up to 30% off tanks & aquariums up to 45% off dog crates, kennels and carriers up to 40% off dog beds up to 35% off dog training supplies up…
 
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    BunkBlog

  • What is Trending on the Dog Scene?

    Christopher
    18 May 2015 | 10:37 pm
    We all know dogs are man’s best friend, and we love nothing more than to treat them as such, by spoiling them and giving them all the comforts of modern day living that we enjoy, right down to a fashionable wardrobe. There is an entire industry that caters to providing our pooches the best in [...]
  • Top 11 Family Dog Breeds

    Human
    5 May 2015 | 10:09 pm
    11. Labrador Retriever For years Labrador Retrievers have been ranked as one of the most popular family dogs in the United States. They are athletic and playful dogs who are suitable for all. They are calm and patient with small children and gentle with the elderly. This is why, they are often the dog of [...]
  • 5 Steps to Pet Odor Elimination You Should Know

    Human
    3 May 2015 | 11:34 pm
    Man’s best friend may also be stinking up the house, making it difficult to feel both comfortable and clean in the space. Although furry felines and four-legged pooches can be fun to have in the home and considered a part of the family, they can also leave a strong odor in the environment. To keep [...]
  • Just the Right Moment

    Human
    30 Apr 2015 | 10:13 pm
  • Game of Pugs

    Human
    13 Apr 2015 | 2:56 am
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    To Dog With Love

  • First Look: Healthy Pet Simply Feed from PetSafe

    To Dog With Love
    21 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    We've been talking a lot lately about the steps you can take to make sure your pet is a healthy weight.  And with more than half the dogs and cats in the country classified as obese or overweight, healthy eating -- and in the correct amount -- is an important topic.We find that sticking to a consistent routine -- with both exercise and feeding -- is one of the most important things you can do to keep your pet, and yourself, healthy and happy.But sometimes life gets in the way... you get home late from work or maybe you have too many cooks in the kitchen (translation: your pet gets fed…
  • Fido's Freebie Friday Gets Ready for BlogPaws!

    To Dog With Love
    21 May 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Welcome to Fido's Freebie Friday (FFF), the weekly giveaway blog hop for all things pet!This week, we're getting ready for BlogPaws... can't believe it's already right around the corner! I'm sure we'll have lots of fun news to report from there.  So in 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…
  • Paint your Pet at Painting With a Twist in Atlanta, and Nationwide

    To Dog With Love
    20 May 2015 | 10:14 am
    Good times at Painting with a Twist! I am not an artist.I have no drawing abilities whatsoever.So when I heard about Painting with a Twist, a new place in Atlanta where you and your friends get together to paint, drink wine and have a fun night out, I was intrigued... and yes, a wee bit nervous.I had already heard about this concept from my sister, who got all the painting genes in our family. Her pieces of art looked amazing, but then again she has the talent for it, right?Nevertheless, I agreed to go and dragged two of my non-artistic friends with me. Safety in numbers, I figured.The…
  • How One Pup Gets Ready for Swim Season & Giveaway! #PerfectWeight

    To Dog With Love
    19 May 2015 | 5:13 am
    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 Turnaround, 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.During the past few months we've shared news about Hill's 10 Week Turnaround Challenge, and today we've got some great news to share! A group of our blogging pals participated in the challenge and EVERY ONE of them LOST WEIGHT! Today we're going to share some of those…
  • Chicago Dog Walk in Lincoln Park at Belmont Harbor

    To Dog With Love
    14 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Rocco and I spent last weekend in Chicago for Mother's Day and we had the chance to meet up with Dolly the Doxie and her mom Sandra for a fun dog walk in Lincoln Park at Belmont Harbor. We're glad we walked the day we did, since the rest of the weekend was cold, windy and rainy. Uck!Lincoln Park runs along the lakefront and we typically walk through a different part of the park, on the park's southern edge, so it was fun to see something different. The first thing we saw was the dog park at Belmont Harbor. It was a Friday so it was pretty quiet with just one dog and his girl…
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    Petplan Blog

  • What questions should I ask my dog walker? Insurance, credentials, safety and more

    Petplan
    22 May 2015 | 9:38 am
    Taking your dog out for an early morning walk or an evening stroll is one of the most rewarding parts of having a pet – but sometimes time constraints or other factors mean it’s just not possible. While professional dog walkers used to be something only LA film stars would consider, they are increasingly becoming an option for many people who, for various reasons, are unable to give their dog the exercise they need. But what makes a good dog walker? And how do you go about picking one? Here are six key questions that Petplan thinks you should be asking… Who exactly will be walking my…
  • Stories from the surgery: why warm weather can mean fleas, ticks, lice and mites for your pet

    Petplan
    15 May 2015 | 9:18 am
    Each month Petplan vet Brian Faulkner reveals some of the strange, funny and sometimes difficult things he encounters in his surgery. This month he reveals how the month of May sees a change in the illnesses and ailments he treats at his surgery… As the weather gets warmer there are a whole host of problems that pet owners need to be aware of to ensure their dog, cat or rabbit stays safe and healthy throughout the summer. Things like grass and pollen allergies can be extremely irritating and, in some cases, dangerous. However, as the temperature increases, pet owners need to be aware of…
  • Pet allergies: why some people are allergic to cats and dogs and how to treat it

    Petplan
    8 May 2015 | 8:12 am
    Many pet owners will be familiar with the particular problems that this time of year can bring – grass and pollen allergies can affect both us and our pets. However, many people suffer allergies all year round and, unfortunately, there are thousands of people who are allergic to cats and dogs. This can prove problematic for people with pets, regardless of whether it’s them themselves that have allergies or close friends and family who also come into contact with their pets. Petplan takes a look at what causes this issue in some people and if there’s anything that can be done to treat…
  • The pros and cons of pedigree dogs and cats: are they the right type of pet for you?

    Petplan
    1 May 2015 | 3:20 am
    There has been plenty of controversy surrounding the breeding of pedigree pets for a number of years. Following the BBC programme, Pedigree Dogs Exposed, several sponsors withdrew their support from the world’s largest dog show Crufts over fears that many of the dogs entered were in poor health, whilst several types of cat have medical conditions that are very common within their breed. However, there remain plenty of people who are passionate supporters of pedigree pets and the benefits of selective breeding. Petplan takes a look at the pros and cons of owning a pedigree pet. Pros of…
  • 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.
 
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    K9 Magazine

  • Chance of a Lifetime: What ONE Question Would YOU Ask Your Dog & Why?

    K9 Magazine
    12 May 2015 | 6:50 pm
    In each issue of K9 Magazine we interview a celebrity dog owner, asking them all about how they got their dog, why they chose that type of dog, their pet ownership history etc. We even ask them to compare other celebrities and notable personalities to types of dog. Being the ever professional interviewee, celebrities breeze […]Chance of a Lifetime: What ONE Question Would YOU Ask Your Dog & Why? is an article from: K9 Magazine
  • K9 Magazine Issue 83

    K9 Magazine
    11 May 2015 | 7:10 am
    Talking Point: These 5 Dogs Can't Get Enough of Their Favourite TV Shows Health: Lyme Disease & Dogs - What You Need To Know Lifestyle: Interview with Bonnie-Jill Laflin Talking Point: A View from Romania Best Dog Products to Help Your Dog Look Good & Feel Great Talking Point: Can Dogs Really Improve Your Dating […]K9 Magazine Issue 83 is an article from: K9 Magazine
  • 4 of The Best Ways to Keep Your Dog Healthy

    K9 Magazine
    8 May 2015 | 7:33 am
    This month K9 Magazine has been searching for the best dog products around to help keep your dog healthy on the inside and out. Here are some of the best which we've found and tried for ourselves. Read more reviews and recommendations next month, or why not make your own suggestions about what you'd like […]4 of The Best Ways to Keep Your Dog Healthy is an article from: K9 Magazine
  • Dog DNA Tests: How Accurate Are They?

    K9 Magazine
    8 May 2015 | 4:51 am
    At K9 Magazine we often like to play a little game. It's called, Guess The Crossbreed. It's simple enough. We take a picture of a dog that's been added to DogsBlog.com (one of our sister websites) under the category 'Unknown Crossbreed' and have a bash at guessing which breeds have gone together to create the […]Dog DNA Tests: How Accurate Are They? is an article from: K9 Magazine
  • Finding Mitzi: The Rescue Dog Who Helped to Heal a Heart

    K9 Magazine
    8 May 2015 | 4:39 am
    Ask any dog owner and they'll no doubt tell you that when their dog came into their life, a gap was filled. It automatically feels like they've never not been there, and they bring something we needed, whether we knew it or not. For Paula Stewart, finding Mitzi, a two year old Mastiff cross, meant […]Finding Mitzi: The Rescue Dog Who Helped to Heal a Heart is an article from: K9 Magazine
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    Something Wagging This Way Comes

  • Guilt Goes To The Vet

    Pamela
    22 May 2015 | 5:53 am
    I’m a good enough dog person that I never miss Honey’s annual wellness vet visit. But I’m a bad enough dog person that she doesn’t look as sparkly as she should. Guilt goes to the vet. Neglecting the Dog We’re coming down to our last week in the house. We’re trying to say goodbye to […]
  • Why I Love People Who Love Dogs

    Pamela
    21 May 2015 | 4:53 am
    Unlike some people, I don’t believe dog lovers are more honest, loving, or intelligent. We’re just as screwed up as everyone else. But there’s something special about people who love dogs. What is it? Loving People Who Love Stuff If you want to see me truly happy, sit me down in front of an enthusiast. There are […]
  • My Supervisor – Wordless Wednesday

    Pamela
    20 May 2015 | 7:07 am
    For days I’ve been setting up Honey’s Yard Sale, a virtual sale of dog stuff to benefit the SPCA of Tompkins County. It has been hard. Luckily, I’ve had a good supervisor. But I wouldn’t mind having a helper instead.           Introducing Honey’s Yard Sale We’re selling dozens of books, some […]
  • What Does My Dog Really Think?

    Pamela
    19 May 2015 | 4:11 am
    I think I know exactly what someone else is thinking. But most of the time, it turns out that I’m completely wrong. What if I’m just as mistaken about Honey? What does my dog really think? What I Think vs What My Dog Really Thinks What I think my dog thinks: What my dog really […]
  • Don’t Look Back

    Pamela
    13 May 2015 | 5:05 am
    When you’re handling everything you’ve ever owned, it’s natural to look back. But several of my great readers have reminded me to keep looking forward. Okay, the picture is from an old trip. But the dream is going forward. Your Turn: What do you dream of doing with your dog? Or are you already living your […]
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    22 May 2015 | 11:39 am
    Dog Flu Spreading Is deadly dog flu spreading beyond the Midwest? The flu has sickened thousands of dogs in the Midwest, killing at least eight. Now other parts of the country are on alert. NBC’s Kerry Sanders reports. New cases of Dog Flu reported
  • Grass Print Dog Bed

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    15 May 2015 | 12:13 pm
    Grass Print Dog Bed Eco friendly dog beds. These beds are made with the highest quality materials on the market. Grass Print Dog Bed. SEE ALL PET BEDS
  • Bling Dog and Cat Collars | The Latest Luxury Dog Beds

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    14 May 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Dog Collar Fancy is happy to provide you with a huge selection of fancy pet products that are sure to satisfy even the most spoiled animals. From pet strollers and personalized pet charms to handmade crystal dog collars, we’re always adding new bling to our selection. We’ve complied our most recent additions in one spot so you can easily check back often to keep up with the latest and greatest in pet bling. Bling Dog and Cat Collars | The Latest Luxury Dog Beds.
  • Dog And Pet Boutique at Dog Collar Fancy | PRLog

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    12 May 2015 | 8:38 pm
    We specialize in custom-made collars. Play with our Online Pet Collar Designer to create the perfect collars for your favorite furry friends! And now…. we also carry: dog beds, pet armoires, pet carriers, pet furniture, dog toy boxes, pet clothing and more. Dog And Pet Boutique at Dog Collar Fancy | PRLog.
  • The Suncast Dog House

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    1 May 2015 | 8:21 pm
    Suncast Dog House – Amazing Deal! Get it here. Attractive, safe, easy-to-assemble dwelling for your dog to call home Durable resin construction with crowned floor For dogs up to 70 pounds Easy snap-together assembly Includes vinyl door Dog House Deals
 
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  • How to Prevent Canine Car Sickness

    VetDepot
    22 May 2015 | 10:33 am
    Summer is just around the corner, which might mean more trips to the beach and maybe even a family road trip! If you want to include your canine companion in the fun, motion sickness can put a serious damper on your pup’s day. Luckily, there are things you can do to prevent your dog from getting carsick: 1. Withhold food for 12 hours prior to travel: An empty stomach will help reduce the risk of nausea. However, it’s important to always give your dog access to fresh water. 2. Opt for a carrier or a safety harness: Stress is a serious contributor to car sickness for dogs. If your canine…
  • OC Raw Dog Food Issues Voluntary Recall

    VetDepot
    20 May 2015 | 11:42 am
    OC Raw Dog Food, based in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, has issued a voluntary recall due to risk of salmonella contamination. The recall only applies to the Turkey & Produce Raw Frozen Formulation included in 6.5 lb. packages of Doggie Dozen Patties and 5 lb. Bulk Bags. The use by date of recalled products is October 8, 2015 and the lot number is 1511. Symptoms of salmonella infection include vomiting, diarrhea, and fever. Both dogs and humans are at risk for salmonella infection if this food is handled or ingested. Consumers who have purchased an affected product are asked to return to…
  • UK Cat Sets New Record for World’s Loudest Purr

    VetDepot
    15 May 2015 | 12:26 pm
    Merlin, a 13-year-old rescue kitty from the UK, recently landed himself a Guinness World Record. Merlin’s purr was measured at 67.8 decibels, the loudest registered purr of any domesticated cat. To get a better idea of just how noisy 67.8 decibels is, think of the volume of an average conversation or a running shower. “If the telephone rings I do get people asking me what’s that noise in the background, I tell them it’s the cat but I don’t know if they believe me,” said Tracy Westwood, Merlin’s owner. The previous record was held by another British cat, Smokey, whose purr was…
  • How to Keep Your Cat Off the Counter

    VetDepot
    14 May 2015 | 11:11 am
    Cats are natural climbers with a knack for exploring high places. Unfortunately, these elevated places often include kitchen counters and tables. Not only may the idea of cat hair in and around your food be a little unappetizing, but jumping up onto kitchen surfaces can actually be dangerous for your cat. Stove burners, sharp objects, and unsafe foods are all potential hazards. Below are four tips for keeping your kitty off of these kitchen surfaces: 1. Make the areas uninteresting: Remove any houseplants from countertops and make sure not to leave any food out. This will reduce the…
  • Don’t Believe These 5 Myths About Fleas!

    VetDepot
    13 May 2015 | 11:40 am
    Fleas are a common concern for pet parents. Unfortunately, there is some misinformation out there about these pesky parasites. Don’t believe the following five flea myths! 1. Pets have to go outside to get fleas: While it is true that pets that spend a great deal of time outdoors are more likely to get fleas, indoor pets can pick up these parasites too. Fleas can hitch a ride into your home on your clothing or other surfaces. 2. Garlic keeps fleas away: There is no evidence that garlic controls fleas in any way. In actuality, giving garlic to your pet can have serious health consequences.
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  • Inspire Your Dog's Instincts for Brain Work

    16 May 2015 | 7:02 am
    by Carrie Boyko, CEBAdd Yourself or a Toy for Swimming "Work"Just like my dogs, each of yours come from a rich history of jobs that they were once trained for and worked at daily. Even if your pup is a Heinz 57 mix, he has likely got a strong suit of instincts that can help you guide him through activities that will work his brain, helping to keep him young. Finding these interests will be key to working your senior dog as he ages and is less able to handle extensive, physical activity.Not sure what your dog's instincts are? You may want to pick up a DNA test kit to see what your particular…
  • Behind the Wheel: 7 Safety Tips

    23 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    by Carrie Boyko, CEB© AllThingsDogBlog.comTanner ALWAYS Rides in the BackI have a couple--sometimes 3--favorite tagalongs for errands, dog park visits, checking in with Grandma and other fun outings that are dog-friendly. With each passing year I seem to learn new things that help me to maintain a safe drive for all participants. Hopefully you'll take a minute to soak these up:Always use crash-tested seatbelts and harnesses, attached to either the car's seatbelt system or the cargo tie downs. These could save not only your dogs' lives, but also your own. You don't want a dog in your lap…
  • Dogs' Noses and How They Work

    14 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    by Carrie Boyko, CEB©Ted-Ed on YoutubeAs a followup to our #SilverSlippers post on K9 nosework we'd like to share this educational and enjoyable #TedTalk video on how our dogs' noses work:I hope you learned a few things about your dog's nose that are useful in helping you figure out his unique behaviors. Understanding one another helps us bond more closely. Have a great weekend, and be sure to get out and take a walk!Grab those #SilverSlippers and let's get walking,
  • #FidosFreebieFriday Shares Pet-Related Giveaways

    12 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    by Carrie Boyko, CEBFido's Freebie Friday is back again, always opening by 4 PM on Thursdays to share an assortment of pet-related giveaways for both you and your furry friends. Look for goodies like pet-themed jewelry, books, treats, problem-solving tools for your pet household and more.  Now let's get to today's Fido's Freebie Friday. Bloggers are invited to list below their currently open giveaways, freebies, and prizes for pets and pet lovers so that readers may visit and explore items to win. You can help to get more awareness by sharing the badge you see in the top…
  • #SilverSlippers: Theming a Dog Walk

    9 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    by Carrie Boyko, CEBTanner Found a Cat in Our Elm TreeLately the boys and I have been testing out some new walking themes in our efforts to give Tanner a few new thrills in life as a senior. Don't get me wrong, Oliver enjoys these games as well. To be honest, I do too! It's always fun to change things up a bit, and plugging in a new theme for each walk--or even each week's walks--can be a fun way to teach your dog to reconnect with his senses, even if they may be lagging a bit behind their earlier abilities.Since Tanner's ears and eyes are less acutely active these days, I'll be working to…
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  • Local Supermarket Leads the Way in Fundraising for Animal Welfare

    Ryan O'Meara
    18 May 2015 | 2:30 am
    Staff at Co-operative Food in Yeovil have led the way fundraising for their local animal sanctuary raising an amazing £500 in just two days by running a raffle and cake stall at their branch. Matt Charlton, Store Manager, chose to raise the money for Ferne as his family adopted a spaniel called Ruby from the […]Local Supermarket Leads the Way in Fundraising for Animal Welfare is a post from: Dog News
  • Fun Day to Attempt World Record for “Most Dogs Wearing A Bandana In One Place”

    Ryan O'Meara
    18 May 2015 | 2:06 am
    On 27th June a Fun Day being held in Herefordshire in aid of Soi Dog Foundation, Thailand’s leading dog and cat welfare charity, will attempt to break the current Guinness World Record for “Most dogs wearing a bandana in one place”. The Fun Day event is being held on grounds surrounding the Hope and Anchor Inn in Ross-on-Wye, and will […]Fun Day to Attempt World Record for “Most Dogs Wearing A Bandana In One Place” is a post from: Dog News
  • It’s Walk to School Week – Let Your Dog Join In!

    Ryan O'Meara
    18 May 2015 | 1:34 am
    Walk to School Week begins today and runs from 18th to 25th May, championing the health benefits of walking for all the family. With a quarter of children in the UK either overweight or obese, according to the NHS, it’s clearly important. But there’s another group that could benefit even more says online pet retailer MedicAnimal. Almost […]It’s Walk to School Week – Let Your Dog Join In! is a post from: Dog News
  • Educational Booklet Launches to Help Children Better Understand Pets

    Ryan O'Meara
    15 May 2015 | 2:43 am
    A new educational booklet aimed at children aged between 5-14 years old is now available to more children and parents than ever before as it launches online. Free to download, the project which is run by dog lovers Allie Brophy and Joan Whaley began as a way to help better help children understand the needs of […]Educational Booklet Launches to Help Children Better Understand Pets is a post from: Dog News
  • London Dog Owners Reminded to Keep Pets Away From Caterpillars

    Ryan O'Meara
    14 May 2015 | 2:55 pm
    Dog owners and dog walkers in parts of London and Surrey are being reminded not to let their pets approach caterpillars of the oak processionary moth (OPM), which are now active in and around oak trees in these areas. Parents are also being advised to keep children away from the caterpillars and their nests, because the caterpillars’ hairs can cause […]London Dog Owners Reminded to Keep Pets Away From Caterpillars is a post from: Dog News
 
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  • The Importance of Pet Insurance

    Elena Barnard
    7 May 2015 | 3:25 am
    Britain has a long-standing reputation as a nation of animal lovers. There are around 13 million pet-owning households in the UK, with millions of dogs, cats, horses and more taking up places in our homes and our hearts. Most of us would do anything for our animal friends, but new figures from the ABI have revealed that many pet owners do not realise the vital importance of pet insurance. The study has shown that only 25% of dogs are insured, out of an estimated 9 million. This means that huge Read More » The post The Importance of Pet Insurance appeared first on Animal Friends.
  • General Election 2015

    Elena Barnard
    6 May 2015 | 6:40 am
    Here at Animal Friends we know that your pets mean the world to you. So much so, in fact, that 71% of you said that animal welfare issues will affect the way you vote in the election tomorrow. However, of those we surveyed, 59% said that they don’t know which party has the best animal welfare policy. With this in mind, we have put together a series of guides to the main parties’ animal welfare stances on issues such as the Dangerous Dogs Act, animal abuse legislation and the Hunting Read More » The post General Election 2015 appeared first on Animal Friends.
  • Dog Breed Quiz: Do You Know Your Maltese from Your Bichon Frise?

    Elena Barnard
    5 May 2015 | 8:03 am
    Dogs are amazing. They are cute, loyal, intelligent companions that fully deserve the title of ‘man’s best friend’. It’s safe to say that at Animal Friends we are very passionate about dogs and we know you are too. We love and cherish our dogs and they keep us company through thick and thin. Though we have to admit, going for walks when it’s raining isn’t something we look forward to! There are thousands of dog breeds out there, each with different personalities, looks and temperaments. But do you know your Alsatians Read More » The post Dog Breed…
  • CAN Your Dog Give You Salmonella?

    Elena Barnard
    23 Apr 2015 | 1:47 am
    This week, a piece in the Daily Mail warned pet owners to be careful as their beloved companions could be carrying a whole host of diseases. With the headline “Beware of the dog… he may give you salmonella” the article refers to research claiming that pet-borne infections pose a risk to vulnerable people. The piece also reminds us of a case last year where four people contracted forms of TB from their cats. Any pet owner would be forgiven for regarding this headline with horror. The idea that your precious pet Read More » The post CAN Your Dog Give You Salmonella? appeared first…
  • 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.
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  • Tacky Cardigan With Words on It: Common Sayings Taken the Wrong Way: Pet Peeve

    Elizabeth Keene
    21 May 2015 | 6:43 pm
    Have you ever sat down and thought about all the sayings we American English-speakers use that if taken literally (or even just the wrong way), could make a person unversed in the vernacular, wonder how hard we must have hit our heads when we fell off the turnip truck? I mean, why we say such nonsense?Well, I do. And, to tell you the truth, I can't believe how many sayings I use that flat-out don't make any sense. And worse, if someone pressed me about why I say them, or where the expressions originated, I'd just have to stand there scratching my head. (Like, how do I know? I wasn't born back…
  • This Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words Wednesday: A Red Dog Lying Alone on the Floor

    Elizabeth Keene
    19 May 2015 | 7:25 pm
    Here's the picture:Think you can guess the 1,000 (give or take)-word backstory?How about a hint (or 18)?Well? Can you guess the words, now? (Poor Jon Farleigh; he's always drawing the short {and narrow} straw!)☺Have you ever seen such afflicted dog expressions? Do you have pets who jockey for the same chair or bed or blanket? Who wins?Note: Photos were previously published in 2011.
  • Classic Cardigan: I Just Ruined the Most Adorable Wordless Wednesday With a Butt Crack Story

    Elizabeth Keene
    12 May 2015 | 1:02 pm
    The dog made me do it. Preface: The first time I published this story (on a Wednesday), "Wordless Wednesday" was in the title; "butt crack," however, was not. Also, #TongueOutTuesday was not a thing back then. If it had been, I wouldn't have ruined #WordlessWednesday (nope, I would've ruined #TongueOutTuesday instead).Oh, and also:#DidYouKnow? The scientific name for butt crack (two words) is intergluteal cleft. Yep, said Google AND Wikipedia. http://t.co/Qw7D8FFS99— Elizabeth Keene (@ChroniclesCardi) May 12, 2015 "Intergluteal cleft" was too long to put in the blog title.
  • Classic Literary Cardigan: Sheercrock Holmes and the Curious Stench

    Elizabeth Keene
    30 Apr 2015 | 6:49 pm
    Note: This three-scene parody/farce, based on a real-life event in my life (from 2012), is rated G for Gross. All readers who are not in the 8(to)11-year-old boy demographic should use discretion. Sheercrock Holmes and the Curious Stench** Scene One **Holmes (ahem, me) encounters a powerful stench upon entering her bedroom (which is adjacent to the bathroom that contains Maddox's litter box).[grimaces and throws hands - open palms forward - in front of her face, as if to block an invisible perp from further olfactory assault]"OOHHHH! OH GAH! [gags] WHAT'S THAT SMELLL??!" (knowing…
  • 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…
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  • Obama Spelling Bees From Habitat Hunting

    Ron Callari
    19 May 2015 | 2:52 pm
    The alarming decline in bee population could cause bees to become extinct in the very near future. Honey bees, which account for more than $15 billion through their vital role in keeping fruits, nut and vegetables in our diets have fallen prey to a mysterious disorder called ‘Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). This is a syndrome defined as a dead colony with one live queen and immature bees unable to sustain the hive. #pets #animals
  • Therapy Animals Get Their Own Day Of Recognition, May 18, 2015

    Ron Callari
    17 May 2015 | 10:08 am
    Other the years, ‘therapy animals’ have been trained to comfort and heal hospital patients, cancer victims, returning war veterans (many with PTSD symptoms) and the elderly. For those unfamiliar, animal-assisted therapy (AAT) is a type of therapy that involves animals as a form of treatment. #pets #animals
  • Red Nose Day Goes To The Dogs In The USA!

    Ron Callari
    15 May 2015 | 6:56 am
    Over the years, Red Nose Day has earned a solid and well-deserved reputation for having “fun” while “fund” raising for children and the disadvantaged globally. Organized by Comic Relief the event takes over the U.K. every two years for a few days in March, where tomfoolery of all sorts becomes the goal of tens of thousands. So much so, that more than a billion pounds has been raised over the last 30 years. #pets #animals
  • Google’s Doodle Celebrates Animal Moms On Mother's Day

    Ron Callari
    10 May 2015 | 1:41 pm
    Google’s been developing creative doodles for over a decade now. Whether, it's to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries or special events in history, these gifs are something we’ve come to look forward to. So it’s not a surprise this year, that the Grand Daddy of search engine . . . #pets #animals
  • Animal Lover Ricky Gervais Assassinates 'Extreme Huntress'

    Ron Callari
    6 May 2015 | 8:30 am
    The title of this blog uses an extreme metaphor to underscore the heartlessness of an African huntress, who not only revels in her senseless killings of defenseless animals but glorifies her action in a graphic photo. Gervais’ verbal assassination of her is considered by many as a ’justified’ execution. #pets #animals
 
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  • Trucker And His Versatile Dog Feet

    Tracy Ahrens
    22 May 2015 | 6:19 am
    Tracy Ahrens Peacocks are proud of their tail feathers, mandrill monkeys flaunt their colorful rumps, and my dog, Trucker, treasures his dog feet. It’s not a nervous, obsessive act, but Trucker loves to keep his feet clean. He’s also devised ways to use them that strike me profoundly, such as brushing his teeth with the rear paw pads and swabbing out his ears. I’ve always loved studying pets and their behavior. Adopting Trucker when he was 5 brought me a new adventure, learning traits he acquired elsewhere and determining what he was asking me for and needing. No doubt Trucker’s body…
  • Part 1: On My Way To Dog Friendly Cornwall

    Maggie
    21 May 2015 | 4:48 am
    Maggie I have to say my drive down to dog friendly Cornwall was comfy as you like. We started off early and I have to admit, my peep had to drag me out of bed due to we started the day at 4:30 in the morning. Not a howling time to get up, and believe it or not I had to watch my peep drink coffee, so that she could speak and get a move on without having breakfast! Traveling By Car Now your probably wondering why on earth I didn’t get breakfast, at least I was thinking about that considering it’s usually what happens first thing every morning. As you know, dogs are a creature of…
  • Packed My Wag N Go For A Pet Friendly Cornwall Adventure

    Maggie
    13 May 2015 | 8:33 am
    Maggie There is nothing better than a little getaway, and that is exactly what were doing tomorrow! I’ve packed my Wag N Go and I’m sniffing out pet friendly Cornwall. I’m taking Wag N Go on the road to see how pet friendly a hotel or cottage can be. I want to see the sights and I want to enjoy being a dog on the go. So sit back, relax and grab your favourite chew this summer, while I howl about some paw-some places that you’ll want to take your two-legged peep! As all dogs who are going places know, it’s important to be prepared, check out how we’ve plan…
  • Puppy Survival Guide: Top 10 Things You Need To Remember

    Guest Author
    12 May 2015 | 4:59 am
    Guest Author When I sadly lost Oscar my Cocker Spaniel late last year, I quickly realised how much I missed having him around the house and it took me two weeks to find the newest member of the Brown household. Holly joined us on 20th December, and despite running one of the UK’s largest dog products website, I had simply forgotten what it was like to have a new puppy in the house. There’s so much you have to think about, particularly in the first two weeks, so here’s my puppy survival guide with the top 10 things to remember when you have a new pup in the house… 1. Puppies need lots…
  • Bark Beats Monthly Subscription Box for Dogs [Dog Product Review]

    Maggie
    11 May 2015 | 10:48 am
    Maggie Knock, knock… Who’s there? It’s Bark Beats for the dog of the house… Ahrooo…that’s me! Wow what a dog wagging surprize! Hurry up peep…open my box and see what I got! About Bark Beats Now I have to admit, I have been a very lucky beagle and have had my paws in a few doggy subscription boxes, some I’ve loved and shared it on my website, others, I haven’t. They were not my thing, if you know what I mean. Some of them had stuff that my peep didn’t like, so she felt it wasn’t for us. With all the choices out there,…
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  • Why is your dog fat? Top causes and solutions to obesity in dogs

    Signe & Maris Munkevics
    4 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    If your dog happens to be fat or obese, the problem is not only with your dog’s looks; extra weight also leaves a significant, negative imprint on your dog’s health. What’s worrying, according to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, is that more than half of the dogs in the United States are obese or fat. The good thing is that you have the power to change the situation.In this article, you are going to learn about the most common causes of obesity in dogs, as well as quick tips to overcome them.Medical problems. These are not the most common causes of obesity in…
  • How to keep a cat out of your baby’s crib

    Signe & Maris Munkevics
    30 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Are you planning a baby (or has one already arrived), and you wonder how to keep your cat out of the crib? It definitely is a matter to which to pay attention, because, as much as we do love cats, we agree: your baby’s crib is a no-go place for your cat.It’s not that your cat can steal your baby’s breath (no superstitious cat myths here!) and it’s unlikely that your cat will deliberately attack a baby.Cats and babies can be friends, but their interactions should be supervised.But your cat does not need to be mean to scratch, pinch, cause discomfort or simply to wake a baby up, one…
  • 6 ways to build confidence in shy cats

    Signe & Maris Munkevics
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Do you have a cat who is shy? One who is timid and insecure and constantly hides under the bed? Maybe among your several cats there is one who never interacts with others? In this article, you will learn to communicate with a shy cat effectively and how to boost confidence in insecure cats.Photo by Olivier Noirhomme, ccIMPORTANT: You should be able to distinguish a cat who is in chronic stress from a one that is just timid. A stressed cat can be identified by certain symptoms and a possible source. You can learn more about stress in cats here.Do not force things to happen. Your cat is shy…
  • Is it safe for your cat to eat fish?

    Signe & 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 & 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…
 
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  • Why Do Dogs Love Rolling in Grass?

    22 May 2015 | 6:31 am
    At times our canine friends can do the strangest of things which more often than not brings a smile to their owners’ faces. One thing they seem to really enjoy doing is rolling on the grass and will spend minutes savouring the experience whether it's in the garden, in a field or out in the park. They wriggle and squirm on their backs often making some pretty amusing noises as they do....
  • How to Teach Your Puppy Not to Bark

    22 May 2015 | 6:25 am
    It goes without saying that getting a new puppy is very exciting and the more excitement there is in the home, the more chance a new little friend will want to join in the fun. Some puppies get a bit scared when things get too loud and prefer to hide away until things calm down while others really get too boisterous and what typically goes hand-in-in with lots of excitement is a lot of yapping!...
  • How to Help Your Cat When They Lose a Limb

    22 May 2015 | 6:18 am
    They say that cats have nine lives and although a bit of a myth, our feline friends are known to be pretty resilient creatures. Cats are very capable of adapting to life even though they lose one of their limbs although it takes them a little time. Our feline friends are clever, they are very adept at finding ways to compensate which means they go on to lead happy and full lives. ...
  • Nutrient Deficiencies Commonly Seen in Horses

    22 May 2015 | 6:13 am
    Horses tend to come in after the winter months carrying less condition especially if they've been living out. Luckily, once they are back in work and being fed good quality hay and hard feed, they soon start to put it back on. However, if you compete then you should get too complacent about things because although the majority of commercially produced horse feeds are specifically formulated...
  • Dogs and Superbugs

    22 May 2015 | 2:54 am
    There are times when our dogs need to be taken to the vet whether it's for a check-up or because they are developing a condition that needs to be investigated. The chances are your pet might have to be given a course of antibiotics in order to fight off an infection and just as in humans, it's essential for the course of medication is completed because not only does mean the condition w...
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  • Beautiful things don’t seek attention

    Abhishek Joshi
    11 May 2015 | 3:34 am
    Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - The world as the dogs sees it. There is a scene in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) wherein the Snow Leopard finally comes into the open and the celebrated photographer Sean O’ Connell(Sean Penn) has at last the chance to freeze the moment in his camera, but he doesn’t. A puzzled Walter Mitty(Ben Stiller) quips: Walter Mitty: When are you … Continue reading Beautiful things don’t seek attention → The post Beautiful things don’t seek attention appeared first on Dog With Blog.
  • Change

    Abhishek Joshi
    5 May 2015 | 3:54 am
    Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - The world as the dogs sees it. “You haven’t changed, all these years,” she summarized. With a  whiff, the lad murmured, “Humans change. Dogs don’t.” Connect with Dog with Blog on Facebook Twitter  G+  Instagram The post Change appeared first on Dog With Blog.
  • How to keep dogs safe in summer

    Abhishek Joshi
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:23 am
    Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - The world as the dogs sees it. In what promises to be a long, harsh and hot Indian summer, the mercury has begun to surge new heights. The homeless bear the wrath of the sun at its worst hence we request all our readers to put out water bowls for the birds, cats and dogs. Before we head over to the tips … Continue reading How to keep dogs safe in summer → The post How to keep dogs safe in summer appeared first on Dog With Blog.
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    Puppy In Training

  • My Puppy Pees Outside Then Pees Inside!?!? Please, Stop The Madness!

    Colby
    29 Apr 2015 | 10:42 am
    I already raised 2 puppies before I witnessed this phenomena…or maybe I was just somewhat oblivious raising and training Linus and Stetson  (just chalked it up as a regular potty accident)…or maybe I was more aware of what was going on (catching the potty accident before it happened). Anyhow Derby was the puppy that introduced me […] The post My Puppy Pees Outside Then Pees Inside!?!? Please, Stop The Madness! appeared first on 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.
 
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    Mark's Dog Blog

  • First Aid & CPR Certification Course

    8 May 2015 | 11:14 am
    Great New First Aid & CPR CourseI know I might be a little biased about this course, but I have tried my best to be as impartial as possible.I just spent the best part of the morning taking a brand new course developed by my sister-in-law Cara Armour and her business partner James Calihan.Having taken other pet first aid & CPR classes and being certified by the American Red Cross and Pet Tech, I can honestly say that this is the most in-depth and comprehensive course I have seen. If you are a dog walker or pet sitter, this course will greatly improve your…
  • Help Kickstart this healthy new Boston-based dog food!

    5 Nov 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Just 2 days left to help support Fedwell via Kickstarter! Check out this company's terrific product and story...https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/725913125/fedwell-pet-foods-convenient-healthy-and-totally-gPlease feel free to share my posts.
  • Time For A Treat

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

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

    23 May 2014 | 8:31 am
    What A Great VideoPlease feel free to share my posts.
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    Hannah the Pet Society

  • How to Stop Your Puppy from Biting

    The Hannah Team
    20 May 2015 | 10:02 am
    This week is National Dog Bite Prevention Week, and we at Hannah are committed to providing members with Pets that are healthy and well-behaved. Our Pet behaviorist Dr. Rolan Tripp knows how to “nip” biting in the bud, and he shares some easy how-to tips in this video. There’s no doubt about it. We love our dogs. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, there were 70 million dogs in the United States (2011) or one dog for every 4.5 people. More than 35% of all homes have at least one dog. While some breeds get blamed for biting more than others, there is…
  • Daisy Dodges a Torpedo, Hannah Saves Her Life

    The Hannah Team
    13 May 2015 | 10:17 am
    I cannot say enough good things about Hannah. We have always wanted to get a dog for our family and for our girls to grow up with, but we couldn’t imagine how we could pay for emergency things that pop up when you are responsible for taking care of an animal. We are simply not in a position to have a lot of savings to cover a vet bill reaching into the thousands, and we felt it would be extremely irresponsible to get a dog that being the case. Then we found Hannah when we were at the mall. We not only fell in love with a dog there, but once we found out about the Total Lifetime Care…
  • 7 New Ways to Exercise Your Dog

    The Hannah Team
    13 May 2015 | 10:15 am
    Exercise. It’s important for your dog’s health and wellbeing. Daily walks are great for bonding and they are also a good time to work on training and socialization. Plus, they’re fun: There is no simpler joy than watching your dog’s body move to its own rhythm. If you’re finding your daily walk is getting a bit ho-hum, it’s time to mix it up a bit. Here are 7 ideas to try. Walk more, sit less. Frequent, shorter walks are best for your dog. It’s not good for anyone—person or Pet—to sit indoors all day. Burn off that excess energy with a brisk walk around the block. Follow the…
  • Zachary’s Story: The Healing Power of Dental Care

    The Hannah Team
    6 May 2015 | 9:28 am
    Dear Hannah Team, I would like to personally thank you for your highly regarded medical expertise and knowledge, along with the genuine compassion and care you provided for Zachary, my six-year-old Chihuahua, on the day of his urgent teeth cleaning and extraction (just two days after becoming an official Hannah Member). Your medical staff that included Scott Chambers, Jessica Park, Miranda Down, Shelby Winchester, Errin Stevens, and Pet Counselor Miranda Whalley were all absolutely exemplary with their high level of competency in their job skills as each and everyone treated me with the same…
  • Four Reasons to Celebrate National Pet Month

    The Hannah Team
    6 May 2015 | 9:26 am
    Do you know what makes May extra special? It’s National Pet Month! We at Hannah are excited to celebrate how Pets make our lives better. National Pet Month got its start in the UK more than 25 years ago. Their celebration runs through the month of April. Here in the US, it runs through the month of May. The goal of National Pet Month is to promote the benefits of Pet ownership, support Pet adoption, and raise awareness around how Pet ownership can make people healthier and happier. Every Pet parent knows that Pets make our lives better. In fact, for nearly 25 years, research has shown…
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    Two Little Cavaliers

  • Inspire Us Tuesdays Travel

    Felissa Elfenbein
    19 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Inspire Us Tuesdays Travel Inspire Us Tuesdays Travel Welcome Back to Inspire Us Tuesday! We are thrilled to see you are back this week to share your fantastic ideas, recipes and creations with us again! We are going to be heading out for the BlogPaws Conference in Nashville bright and early next Tuesday morning. And since you can’t have […] Two Little Cavaliers - Helping Dog Owners and their Dogs Live the Life They Deserve
  • #WHPColorfulCooking Photo Shoot

    Felissa Elfenbein
    17 May 2015 | 9:39 am
    #WHPColorfulCooking Photo Shoot #WHPColorfulCooking Photo Shoot As a special breakfast this morning I made Davinia and Indiana some steamed vegetables with eggs. Not only are fresh vegetables and eggs a favorite of theirs but I thought I would make for some fun colorful images for this weekend’s Instagram Hashtag Project #WHPColorfulCooking I knew that I had to set […] Two Little Cavaliers - Helping Dog Owners and their Dogs Live the Life They Deserve
  • #JusticeforCookie Cavalier Mix Killed By 10 Year Old Boy

    Felissa Elfenbein
    14 May 2015 | 6:39 am
    #JusticeforCookie Cavalier Mix Killed By 10 Year Old Boy #JusticeforCookie Cavalier Mix Killed By 10 Year Old Boy Earlier this week a friend posted pictures of the most adorable Cavalier Mix named Cookie. I was immediately drawn in by his adorable face and angelic look. I wish the story ended there of a friend sharing a picture of a new dog or showing off […] Two Little Cavaliers - Helping Dog Owners and their Dogs Live the Life They Deserve
  • Inspire Us Tuesdays Frozen Treats for the Family

    Felissa Elfenbein
    12 May 2015 | 3:59 am
    Inspire Us Tuesdays Frozen Treats for the Family Welcome Back to Inspire Us Tuesday! We are thrilled to see you are back this week to share your fantastic ideas, recipes and creations with us again! We had 75 lovely links in last weeks party. It was wonderful to see so many familiar faces returning to our Inspire Us Tuesday Party, and we noticed […] Two Little Cavaliers - Helping Dog Owners and their Dogs Live the Life They Deserve
  • #VetOnDemand Means a Veterinarian When You Need One

    Felissa Elfenbein
    5 May 2015 | 5:53 am
    #VetOnDemand Means a Veterinarian When You Need One  Vet On Demand Means a Veterinarian When You Need One   Wait what?!? A Veterinarian when you need one in the middle of the night or during the weekend or a holiday. Yes you read that right. There is a brand new app in town that is set to shift Veterinary Care forever. All you […] Two Little Cavaliers - Helping Dog Owners and their Dogs Live the Life They Deserve
 
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    The Dogs of Vancouver

  • Frenchie at the Beach: Vancouver, BC

    Syv Ritch
    22 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Frenchie at the Beach: Vancouver, BC Walter, a French Bulldog, aka a Frenchie, doesn’t need a leash. He never wanders around. He always stays near ‘his people’. This may be because of his very poor vision. He already had one surgery and his vision has somewhat improved. He may need a second surgery but it will be a few more month before the next set of test.
  • Chihuahua Howling: Vancouver, BC

    Syv Ritch
    21 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Normally, Chihuahuas bark. They bark a lot. Small dog, small bark but annoying bark. This Chihuahua didn’t bark, she howled and howled and howled. She kept on because her owner wasn’t acknowledging that there was a big danger coming (aka me taking her photo). Chihuahua Howling: Vancouver, BC
  • Dogs and Bicycles: Vancouver, BC

    Syv Ritch
    20 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    This is the perfect example of how to cycle with a running dog. Dogs and Bicycles: Vancouver, BC This Golden Retriever is the perfect example of a well behaved dog. He does the quick stroll at the same speed as the cyclist. The leash is loose. The secret is that both the cyclist and the dog are relaxed.
  • The Wisdom of Dogs: West Vancouver, BC

    Syv Ritch
    18 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    It takes between 5 and 8 years for dogs to understand humans. The first couple of years, they just follow and try to do whatever the humans order/direct them to do. Then around 5 years old, some dogs take a little bit longer, they finally figure out humans, their values, what’s really important and their attitudes. The Wisdom of Dogs: West Vancouver, BC Look at this dog, his face and his eyes just say: ‘Oh Yeah! Go ahead take my photograph. It doesn’t bother me anymore…’
  • Lhasa Apso: West Vancouver, BC

    Syv Ritch
    15 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    The Lhasa Apsos are very popular in my neck of the woods. They are small dogs and they do quite well living in apartments/condos. Lhasa Apso: West Vancouver, BC The Lhasa Apsos are very popular in my neck of the woods. They are small dogs and they do quite well in apartment living. I regularly have problems with Lhasa Apso. I must be doing something that they don’t like. I still haven’t figured it out why. Maybe, it’s because of often I wear black clothes, or it’s because I’m not low enough on the ground, or because they were originally bred as a…
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    That Reptile Blog

  • Boas, Anacondas & Pythons in the Wild & Captivity: An Overview

    Frank Indiviglio
    19 May 2015 | 8:11 am
    OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Although they represent a mere 6% of the world’s snake diversity, boas, anacondas and pythons have long monopolized the attentions of herpetologists, private snake keepers, zoos and “non-herp people” alike. Much of our fascination centers upon the families’ giants, and the huge meals they consume. At least 2 species – the African Rock Python (Python sebae)and the Reticulated Python (P. reticulatus) – occasionally add people to their diet, and anecdotal evidence indicates that the same may be true of the Green Anaconda (Eunectes murinus) Captive…
  • Barbour’s Map Turtle Care and Natural History

    Frank Indiviglio
    12 May 2015 | 10:52 am
    All thirteen Map Turtle species are both fascinating and very attractive, with several being highly prized by reptile fans. Although best reserved for experienced keepers, Barbour’s Map Turtle (Graptemys barbouri) deserves more attention from both private enthusiasts and zoos. With a specialized diet and restricted range, it faces an uncertain future in the wild. I had the good fortune to work with Barbour’s Map Turtles at the Bronx Zoo, and would like to pass along some thoughts for those up to the challenge of keeping this spectacular creature. Uploaded to Wikipedia Commons by…
  • Spring Field Trips: Amphibians, Reptiles, Invertebrates, Birds

    Frank Indiviglio
    5 May 2015 | 1:10 pm
    Recording the first time I see various creatures each spring is a habit that stretches back to my childhood, and to this day I keep and even re-read my old notebooks. Over the last few years, the unbridled enthusiasm of a new field partner (not to mention his wonderfully keen eyesight!), has kept me outdoors even more than in the past (see photos). Spring 2015 has been slow to arrive and seemingly loathe to take hold here in southern NY and northern NJ. But we have persisted in looking for our favorite spring sights, and over the past several weeks have finally been rewarded with views of old…
  • Tarantulas: Are They The Right Pet for You?

    Frank Indiviglio
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:25 am
    Uploaded to Wikipedia Commons by George Chernilevsky Among the world’s 900+ tarantula species (family Theraphosidae) we find a staggering diversity of sizes, colors, and lifestyles, and many that make interesting, long-lived pets. Having been involved with spider care in zoos and private collections from an early age (and at a time when only 1-2 tarantula species were readily available in the USA!), I’m pleased and somewhat astonished to see the explosion of interest here and abroad. Several species that were undescribed a few short years ago are being regularly bred by private keepers…
  • 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…
 
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    The Labrador Site

  • 12 Reasons Labradors Have Stolen Our Hearts

    Lucy
    20 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    This article is by writer & Labrador enthusiast, Lucy Easton. Labradors are the most popular pedigree dog breed in the world. They hold a special place in our hearts, and you only have to spend a minute with one to find out why. Their amazing character and fun personalities, combined with great intelligence and loyalty, make them fantastic pets and much loved members of their families. Here are just a few of the many ways in which Labradors have stolen our hearts: 1. They love a good cuddle 2. They can sleep anywhere 3. They are incredibly clever 4. They are endlessly optimistic 5.
  • Labrador puppies biting

    Pippa
    14 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Biting is a frequent cause for concern with new Labrador puppy owners. Obviously biting is not an appropriate behaviour,  but we all know small puppies like to nip and bite. So how do we stop puppies biting and nipping us before they are able to do some real damage? At one time people were instructed to stop puppies biting as quickly as possible.  Nowadays most experts agree that a gradual process of teaching bite inhibition is the way to go What is bite inhibition? A dog has a potentially devastating bite once it is fully grown. And yet they are able to control themselves to such an…
  • Limber tail, cold water, and your Labrador

    Pippa
    13 May 2015 | 6:42 am
    Your Labrador’s wagging tail is a big part of who he is. It can be quite a shock to see that your dog has lost his wag, especially if his tail appears to be injured. The tail of a dog with limber tail may hang lifelessly from the root or stick out a little before drooping down. It is sometimes called called ’broken wag’ or ‘dead tail’.  ‘Swimmers tail’, or ‘cold water tail’ are other names for this condition. Affected dogs tend to look very miserable, but if your dog has limber tail, the good news is, with the right treatment, he’ll soon be on the mend. Let’s…
  • How to feed a labrador

    Pippa
    11 May 2015 | 3:30 am
    People often ask questions about the best way to feed a Labrador.  There are two broad options available. Dry kibble Raw meat and bones Both methods of feeding have their supporters and detractors. How to feed a labrador By far the majority of Labrador owners nowadays, feed their dogs on kibble.   That is the dried pellets of dog food that you can buy in pet stores and online. All major pet food companies now supply a dried version of their brands. Very few people now feed the canned dog foods that were popular twenty or thirty years ago. The effect that this shift away from wet food and…
  • Hip dysplasia: protecting your Labrador puppy

    Pippa
    6 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    If you have purchased or are looking for, a Labrador puppy, you will probably have heard of hip dysplasia. This is a health condition that affects many different breeds of dog, and is particularly serious in larger, heavier breeds like Labradors. Today we are going to be looking at how you can protect your Labrador puppy from hip dysplasia, but first, let’s have a quick look at what this disease is, and how it can affect our best friends. What is hip dysplasia Our hips, and the hips of our dogs, are ‘ball and socket’ joints.  And for these joints to work properly, the ball part, which…
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    TheDogTrainingSecret.com

  • Defensive Dog Handling

    Minette
    18 May 2015 | 8:02 am
    Female of a dog of breed a Rottweile. I got a very disturbing reply to one of my articles today. Let me explain, it wasn’t “really disturbing” but it is disturbing to me! I see the horrors of the dog world. Most people see pictures and videos of fluffy Golden Retriever and Lab puppies playing in a field of flowers, but as a dog trainer and one who specializes and works with aggressive dogs, I see the horrors. I see the dogs that bite children in the face. I once worked with another dog trainer whose nose had literally been ripped off of her face by a 15# terrier mix.  She endured…
  • Consistency, the Critical Ingredient to Any Dog Training

    Minette
    13 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Consistency, we don’t usually have it. Humans are odd mammals… we have consistency when it comes to all the wrong things, and we lack consistency when we need it. Yes, yes Yes, most of us have a fairly consistent routine. We probably get up at about the same time, go to work at the same time or same days, eat dinner approximately the same time, and go about our daily mundane duties about the same. But most of us are not consistent with our dogs and their behaviors. We get a puppy. We are all excited to bring it home and train it right. It comes home, shows all kinds of natural doggy…
  • Teach Your Dog To Play

    Minette
    8 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    I can’t tell you how many people say “but… my dog won’t play”. People buy a ball or a toy, present it to the dog or puppy and if the dog or puppy doesn’t immediately engage they think the dog doesn’t like toys. Or they toss the ball or toy and if the dog doesn’t instantaneously chase it they think the dog won’t play. The truth is that most dogs will play. Not ALL dogs. I have seen the occasional Bassett Hound or Greyhound or (insert breed here) that doesn’t have much prey drive.  Yes, retired Greyhounds can lose their prey drive and become couch potatoes. And rarely I…
  • Why Doggy Daycares Save Lives

    Minette
    4 May 2015 | 1:32 pm
    Dogs running together on the lawn I work for a friend of mine at her doggy day care. Most of you live nowhere near me, so I feel like I can generically plug good doggy day cares out there everywhere! The truth is that doggy day cares can be life savers! And, there are many good doggy day cares out there! For instance, 90% of those of us who work there are already well established trainers.  So we don’t allow the dogs to jump, pull us, pounce other dogs in crates, and we make the dogs sit before going in and out of doors. And, when the place gets busy because dogs are coming and going, we…
  • The Come Command, Why it is More Difficult for Your Dog than you Think

    Minette
    1 May 2015 | 12:47 pm
    I wrote an article, Coming When Called No Matter What for more on that click on the link. Click here for the 5 1/2 reasons your dog won’t come But I was thinking about it the other day… there really is not a “No Matter What” unless you work diligently on the behavior. I think most people expect their dogs to come with some kind of homing pigeon gene that bring them home or automatically teaches come. The truth is most dogs don’t. We hear stories all of the time about dogs separated and traveling hundreds of miles to their new home, or their old home… But these are the…
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    LabradorTrainingHQ

  • How to Train Your Labrador Puppy or Dog to Accept Handling

    Jet Perreault
    21 May 2015 | 1:17 pm
    Whether you've just gotten a new puppy or adopted an adult dog, it's very important to make sure they can accept handling. Most people get dogs for their companionship and this simply won’t be possible with a pooch who doesn’t like to be touched. Not only this but you (and your vet) need to handle your dog for routine grooming and health inspections. Learn how to train your Labrador to accept being handled by following the advice in this guide. [Click to continue...] The post How to Train Your Labrador Puppy or Dog to Accept Handling appeared first on LabradorTrainingHQ.
  • Labrador Obedience Training – An Introduction

    Sarah Hansen
    17 May 2015 | 4:30 am
    Obedience training is the act of creating certain behaviors in your dog that you can replicate reliably no matter the situation or circumstance. Obedience refers to the dog’s compliance with the direction or command given by the handler. Obedience skills are not only essential to be a good canine citizen and to keep them out of trouble, but can even be life-saving at times... [Click to continue...] The post Labrador Obedience Training – An Introduction appeared first on LabradorTrainingHQ.
  • 14 Reasons Why Labradors Are Such Awesome Dogs

    Andra Mircioiu
    12 May 2015 | 4:55 pm
    Recently, the AKC ranked the Labrador retriever as the most popular dog breed in the United States in 2014—for the 24th year in a row. As AKC Vice President Gina DiNardo says, “The Lab truly is America’s dog”. We’re calling it now: Labrador retrievers will be the AKC’s number one most popular dog breed again in 2015, and to show you why they deserve the top spot, here are 14 reasons Labradors are such awesome dogs [Click to continue...] The post 14 Reasons Why Labradors Are Such Awesome Dogs appeared first on LabradorTrainingHQ.
  • Labradors As Guide Dogs: An Overview & How You Can Help

    Francesca Marinaro
    9 May 2015 | 11:28 am
    While there are several dog breeds commonly trained for service, Labs are currently ranked as the most popular breed for guide work. This article will cover the history of guide dogs, guide dog training, and what makes Labs the best breed for the job. We’ll also talk about how you can get involved in raising, training, and supporting guide dogs. [Click to continue...] The post Labradors As Guide Dogs: An Overview & How You Can Help appeared first on LabradorTrainingHQ.
  • Keep Fleas Away! What is The Best Flea Treatment For Dogs?

    Jim Wright
    1 May 2015 | 8:52 am
    When we think of dogs with fleas, we’re likely to conjure up images of mangy street mutts from the cartoons of our childhood. But, the truth is, fleas are a potential problem for even the most pampered pooches. So it’s up to us, their owners, to do all we can to help avoid these pests, and to deal with them effectively should they ever rear their tiny, ugly heads. So read on to discover both the best flea treatment for dogs, and what can you do to prevent them ever becoming a problem. [Click to continue...] The post Keep Fleas Away! What is The Best Flea Treatment For Dogs? appeared first…
 
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    Dog With Blog

  • Beautiful things don’t seek attention

    Abhishek Joshi
    11 May 2015 | 3:34 am
    Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - The world as the dogs sees it. There is a scene in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) wherein the Snow Leopard finally comes into the open and the celebrated photographer Sean O’ Connell(Sean Penn) has at last the chance to freeze the moment in his camera, but he doesn’t. A puzzled Walter Mitty(Ben Stiller) quips: Walter Mitty: When are you … Continue reading Beautiful things don’t seek attention → The post Beautiful things don’t seek attention appeared first on Dog With Blog.
  • Change

    Abhishek Joshi
    5 May 2015 | 3:54 am
    Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - The world as the dogs sees it. “You haven’t changed, all these years,” she summarized. With a  whiff, the lad murmured, “Humans change. Dogs don’t.” Connect with Dog with Blog on Facebook Twitter  G+  Instagram The post Change appeared first on Dog With Blog.
  • How to keep dogs safe in summer

    Abhishek Joshi
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:23 am
    Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - The world as the dogs sees it. In what promises to be a long, harsh and hot Indian summer, the mercury has begun to surge new heights. The homeless bear the wrath of the sun at its worst hence we request all our readers to put out water bowls for the birds, cats and dogs. Before we head over to the tips … Continue reading How to keep dogs safe in summer → The post How to keep dogs safe in summer appeared first on Dog With Blog.
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    The SmartLiving Network Coach Blogs

  • Pharmacogenomics: When A Treatment Fails To Deliver, A Cheek-Swab DNA Test May Reveal the Solution!

    18 May 2015 | 7:49 am
    As a doctor, I prescribe medications to patients most every day. It's something that I take very seriously. After all, a substance taken in the body walks a fine line in yielding benefit. The alternative, a significant possibility, is that it will have untoward side effects. Sometimes it can be…
  • 7 Medicinal Benefits of Maple Syrup

    5 May 2015 | 6:03 am
    It's late spring here in Michigan. Like many northern states the sap flows in torrents from maple trees earlier in the spring and begins the extensive process of boiling and evaporating that occurs in sugar houses that dot the landscape. Soon that golden goodness will be available to enjoy on
  • Mindfulness Therapy: CBT Adapted for Depression Reduces Relapse by 43%! Could MBCT help you?

    28 Apr 2015 | 7:51 am
    Mindfulness therapy it's what everyone is talking about in the medical community as a means to treat depression and improve psychological well-being. What is mindfulness therapy? Does it work? Is it an alternative to medication for the treatment of depression? Mindfulness therapy Mindfulness therapy is a therapeutic technique indicated for
  • The Shame/Empathy Link and What It Means for Your Chance at Real Happiness

    14 Apr 2015 | 7:42 am
    I saw it and was immediately haunted and tormented by it. This 70 year old tin can by some standards would not be much more than trash. But it left every fiber within me heightened. I could not explain at that moment why I had to have it and that
  • A Friendly Reminder: Be a Good One

    30 Mar 2015 | 10:38 am
    Is it just me or are we seriously lacking in the wow factor these days? So many aspects of my daily experiences seem to be missing anything above and beyond much less a reasonable level of quality. Call me a cynic but I really can't remember the last time I
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    Pet Nutrition and Animal Wellness on Mercola Healthy Pets

  • Dog Entertained by Flying Carrots… Wait, What?

    22 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Okay, so a dog owner ties carrots to ropes, ties the ropes to a ceiling fan, turns on the video camera, and calls the dog in. Watch how inventive the dog is, as well…
  • How This Popular Pet Is Endangering Its Wild Cousins

    22 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Dr. Becker May 23rd each year is World Turtle Day. The month of May was selected because it’s the time of year that turtles emerge from winter hibernation and begin thinking about dating, mating, and nesting. According to PawNation: “Ectothermic animals derive their energy from external sources; they cannot move quickly at low temperatures. This makes them poor foragers and puts them at high risk of predation. To cope, turtles find a safe, thermally appropriate hiding spot -- or hibernacula -- and reduce their metabolic rate drastically. This reduces their need for food, and causes…
  • Android: Friends Fur-ever

    21 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Odd playmates – a rhino with a sheep; a bear with a tiger; and dogs frolicking with an elephant, a dolphin, or a cockatoo – make this a fascinating and sweetly funny video. Comments (2)
  • The Cat That Can Run Up to 30 mph - Fastest Domestic Cat Breed in the World

    21 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Dr. Becker Some cats are known for their ability to find the softest, sunniest spot in the house… in which to promptly lay down for an hour-long nap. Other cats, however, are known more for their impressive athletic prowess. In fact, while dogs are most often thought of as the best pet for active, athletic people, cats can be remarkably agile and athletic too. While they don't always land on their feet, you have to admit they’re able to pull off some ninja-worthy moves nonetheless. Your cat has an innate “righting” instinct that allows him to reflexively correct his position while…
  • Adorable Puppy Romping in the Leaves

    20 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    You can almost see this adorable puppy’s imagination at work as he dashes, romps, and cavorts through rustling piles of autumn leaves.
 
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    Not In The Dog House

  • Tips on Hosting the Ultimate Dog Party

    Shelly Hawkins
    17 May 2015 | 11:59 pm
    Man’s best friend is no longer considered just a pet: more and more pet owners today consider dogs part of the family. It is therefore not odd at all if you’re thinking of organizing a dog party for your special pooch. Dog parties are not only for birthday parties but can be any special event […]The post Tips on Hosting the Ultimate Dog Party appeared first on Not In The Dog House.
  • How to Teach a Dog to Ring a Bell to go Outside

    Shelly Hawkins
    12 May 2015 | 1:54 am
    How many times as a dog owner have you wished your dog could talk and let you know when it’s time to go potty? Wouldn’t it be phenomenal if your puppy or dog had the power to just tell you something like this: “I think it is time for me to go out potty, I […]The post How to Teach a Dog to Ring a Bell to go Outside appeared first on Not In The Dog House.
  • 5 Ways to Help Your Dog Survive Canine Atopy

    Shelly Hawkins
    4 May 2015 | 11:50 pm
    When spring is in the air, it brings more than mild weather, chirping birds and fluttering butterflies. Pollen, mold and other allergens abound causing sneezing fits, teary eyes and runny noses. Don’t be surprised though when your dog asks you to pass him a Kleenex or two. Dogs are affected by seasonal allergies too, only […]The post 5 Ways to Help Your Dog Survive Canine Atopy appeared first on Not In The Dog House.
  • 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.
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  • Electric Biorocks: Our Hope For Coral Reefs?

    Francis Yupangco
    22 May 2015 | 5:45 pm
     A group of ex-pats in Indonesia have devised a rather ingenious, and cool looking, plan to help save our coral reefs using bio rock technology. This structure is in Gili Trawangan, a small island, one of the three islands which makes up the ‘Gili Islands’, off the coast of Indonesia. What was previously an off the map destination is now a much more visited tourist destination, ripe with western comforts. However, as expected, more human interaction causes more potential harm to its coral reefs. Between dive tourism and fisherman, plus pollution and global warming, the…
  • Fisher Island Corals & The Saga of The Deep Dredge (Part 1 of 3)

    Coral Morphologic
    22 May 2015 | 2:19 pm
    Aerial view of Biscayne Bay, Government Cut, and Fisher Island encircled in deep dredge silt Over the past eighteen months, the Army Corps of Engineers’ Deep Dredge of PortMiami has continuously released dirty water throughout Biscayne Bay and onto our surrounding reefs. The dredging will continue until at least August 2015. Over the course of the Dredge we have observed levels of suspended silt far beyond what is environmentally acceptable or healthy in a coral reef environment, and in areas well outside the area where the Army Corps predicted. One of Coral Morphologic’s biggest concerns…
  • Friday Rewind Anatomy Lesson

    Justin Credabel
    22 May 2015 | 2:07 pm
    Today we will review an important coral anatomy lesson. Did you know that corals have a dual use mouth-anus combo? It’s true! Sometimes, when we refer to certain LPS coral or Zoanthids, we talk about mouths or eyes. But the label “mouth” is only half true. Folks, what we’re really talking about is mouths AND butts. It’s entirely accurate to say “How many butts does that Acan colony have?” In celebration of this two way street, enjoy this musical treat!   … More: The post Friday Rewind Anatomy Lesson appeared first on…
  • Eshopps Announces New Channel Design (ECD) Sumps

    Josh Saul
    22 May 2015 | 1:43 pm
    Eshopps has just released a new line of sumps that integrate their Channel Design system to optimize the flow pattern in the system.  Instead of a standard trickle/overflow system where the water moves from one area to the next, the ECD sumps force the water through the various sections through some clever engineering and acrylic work.  The pattern allows for the water to have a nice slow route through the fuge or filtration area before returning to the tank.  You can check out the intended use below.  Be sure to reach out to our friends at Eshopps for more info!. … More: The post…
  • Battle of the Blue Heron Bridge: Personal aquarium collection

    Jeremy Gosnell
    22 May 2015 | 10:52 am
    Blue Heron Bridge  While at the Eastern Academy of Scuba Education (EASE), located in Vero Beach, FL, I quickly learned about the Blue Heron Bridge. The bridge is an intercostal waterway just inside the Lake Worth Inlet. In Florida, it’s become a sort of shore diving legend among divers. For macro-photographers the bridge is legendary as a spot to get close ups of seahorses, frogfish, pipefish and even octopus and squid. While attending EASE, I had the pleasure of visiting the bridge a few times and it somehow reminded me of the shore diving atmosphere on the island of Bonaire, just…
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    PetCareSupplies

  • Senior Dog Emergencies- Lessons For Safety

    admin
    20 May 2015 | 12:42 am
    “Raising a dog is like a RAINBOW……Puppies are the joy at one end. Old dogs are the treasure at the other.” Aging is an undeniable part of life that may blossom if you embrace it willingly. All living beings have to go through this degeneration phase if they are blessed with full lives. Our furry friends also have to become senior after the well spent years. But, let’s admit it; nobody likes to see their pets departing. If somehow we could stop the ripening of age and keep our cute little fur babies with us forever! Unfortunately, we cannot do that. However we do have a choice to…
  • The Need Of Tick Preventives This Summer

    admin
    13 May 2015 | 11:49 pm
    Parasitic infestation increases in summers as the heat and humidity fastens their process of hatching. Of all the seasons, your pets may need the strongest of tick preventives in summers. Many pet parents look for natural remedies of repelling ticks throughout the year. Though it is good, but these ideas may not give you an assurance of keeping your pets safe from ticks. It is very necessary to shield your pets from these ectoparasites with tick preventives especially in summers. What would happen if you don’t use tick treatments for your pets? The need to use tick preventives for your pets…
  • 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

    admin
    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

    admin
    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…
 
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    Sometimes Cats Herd You

  • Outtake Friday

    feline
    21 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    It’s Outtake Day, which means you get to peek into the cutting room and see some recent photos that didn’t make it to the blog for one reason or another. Newton: This toy would look even more interesting if Ashton wasn’t looking totally bored in the background of my photo. Newton: Who says I need to sit at the table using the chair? Pierre: I have the longest tongue in all of Florida. Want to see it? Pierre: If that wasn’t enough face-making for you, try this catnip-induced goofy expression. Newton: Can you believe how off-key he sings? Have a safe holiday weekend, and…
  • Cat Food Expiration Dates

    Julie
    20 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    When you’re in the dairy aisle at the grocery store, do you check the expiration date on milk before you put it in your cart? The majority of people do. When you shop for cat food, do you check the expiration date on the food before you buy it? Most people don’t. Recently, one of our local big box pet supply stores received pallets of food past the best-by date printed on the packaging. The store employees, in a hurry to stock many shelves, didn’t check the dates and put the food on the shelves. When it was brought to their attention, they pulled the products they were told…
  • Chicken Emporium Dinner

    feline
    19 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Ashton: My chicken dinner will be ready soon, and I can’t wait for chicken tasting time! But there’s still time for a quick nap first.  Newton: Oh, wow, is this chicken leg for me? Newton: Back off, Pierre, this is my feast. Pierre: Yours? I’m pretty sure that’s not what it says on the glass.  Pierre: Never mind what’s on the glass. What’s in the glass? Hmm…. Newton: I’m licking this, so it’s mine now. Pierre: Like I’d want something you spit all over anyhow. Pierre: You’re such a messy eater, Newt. I’m out of here…
  • Where Do You Think You’re Going?

    feline
    18 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Pierre: I found this really cool, new bed out in the house, so of course, I had to install myself in it. I’m the king of all of the cat beds. Newton: What are you doing in there? I don’t think that’s a cat bed. Pierre: What do you mean, not a cat bed? Are you sure? It’s perfectly Pierre-sized. See? Pierre: Whoa, wait a minute. This cat bed is going where next week? Nashville? I don’t think that’s on my itinerary next week. Let me check. No, I have eating, napping, and more napping. Definitely nothing called Nashville on my to-do list for next week. So…
  • Ground Attack

    feline
    17 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Pierre: This dangling toy thinks it can outsmart me into jumping up after it, but if I wait long enough…. Take this, dragonfly! * UNNNNGH * A little closer, dragonfly. Please? Ground Attack was originally published on Sometimes Cats Herd You.
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    Owned by a Boxer

  • Protect Your Boxer: Signs of Cancer in Dogs

    jjwilly
    4 May 2015 | 7:25 am
    We’re all very familiar with cancer and the damage it can do. I’m sure you or someone you know has been directly affected by some type of cancer. Just the word alone can be... The post Protect Your Boxer: Signs of Cancer in Dogs appeared first on Owned by a Boxer.
  • Boxer Puppies!!! You Know You Want One

    jjwilly
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    It’s hard to deny that boxer puppies are about the cutest thing you’ll ever lay eyes on. Just try and watch these videos without adopting one. 1. Confused Boxer Puppy This little boxer pup,... The post Boxer Puppies!!! You Know You Want One appeared first on Owned by a Boxer.
  • 10 Funniest Boxer Videos Compilation

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

    jjwilly
    20 Feb 2015 | 9:43 am
      Sometimes I look at my boxer and just shake my head. Where in the world does this odd behavior come from? Whether it’s my weirdness rubbing off on her or something in the... The post Does Your Boxer Do These Funny Things? My Dog Can’t Be The Only One appeared first on Owned by a Boxer.
  • All I Want For Christmas Is A Boxer Puppy

    jjwilly
    16 Dec 2014 | 11:09 am
      Christmas is a special time of the year for boxer owners. As we de-drool our Christmas ornaments, we can’t help but be thankful for the joy our boxers have brought to our lives.... The post All I Want For Christmas Is A Boxer Puppy appeared first on Owned by a Boxer.
 
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    Fitdog Sports Club » Blog

  • Dogs can catch colds, too.

    Andrea Servadio
    7 May 2015 | 2:46 pm
    Find out how to be a proactive pet parent during illness outbreaks. A recent canine flu outbreak in Chicago has infected 1,500 dogs with influenza, killing six dogs and leading to the closure of two shelters and one daycare. The outbreak reminds us to stay proactive at dog daycare. These tips for pet parents will help avoid the spread of dog colds. Dogs get sick just like people and the best way to avoid the spread of illnesses is to recognize symptoms early and keep your dog at home. In a setting like doggy daycare, this is extremely important because dogs play in large groups where airborne…
  • Meet Cali P! Our Fitdog of the Month for May 2015

    Andrea Servadio
    1 May 2015 | 1:08 pm
    For May 2015, we are honoring Cali P., one of the original members at Fitdog. This Brussels Griffon is a social butterfly who spends most of her day playing tag and wrestling with her friends. While it may seem like she will play with anyone, she is actually very selective in her pal group. Her favorite buddies are Ike, Fiorella and Levi, and she is known for snubbing dogs that aren’t in her social circle. When Cali P. isn’t hanging with her pals, she is an active member of our patrol team. What is our patrol team? It is a group of dogs that like to guard the small dogs from the…
  • Fitdog Report Card Glossary

    Andrea Servadio
    29 Apr 2015 | 10:32 am
    Ever wonder what Scuba Diving means? Here is the full glossary of terms for the Fitdog Report Card. Hide & Seek: Like the classic game we loved as kids, our pups love to use the play equipment to play hide-and-seek. Wrestling: This is one of the most popular activities our dogs enjoy. Whether they’re big or small, some dogs love to rough and tumble. It’s a great way for them to exert energy and a fun form of play! Sunbathing: During the afternoon, some of our members find spots on the ground struck by sunlight that’s broken through the back windows. Often, our dog handlers will…
  • 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,…
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    Puppy Leaks

  • Sweet Fred Needs a Second Chance – Detroit, MI

    Jen Gabbard
    20 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    What do you get when you mix a Shepherd and Retriever? One awesome dog named Fred. Fred needs a second chance; he’s patiently waiting for his forever home in Detroit, Michigan. Fred is Looking For His Forever Home Sweet Fred needs a second chance; he’s one of the friendliest dogs you’ll ever meet. Fred is a 2 year old Retriever/Shepherd mix available for adoption through Home Fur Ever in Detroit. He does well with other dogs and children but has not been tested around cats. He loves his play time and going on walks so he’s looking for a fairly active family. He’s…
  • Does Your Dog Wag His Tail to the Right or Left?

    Jen Gabbard
    18 May 2015 | 4:39 am
    The direction of your dogs tail wag can tell you a lot about his emotional state. A tail wagging more to the right indicates relaxation, and a wag to the left is shown in times of fear and uncertainty. Does Your Dog Wag to the Right or Left? One of the most common misconceptions about our dogs is that a wagging tail always represents a happy dog. Many tail wags are associated with happiness, but they can also be associated with fear and insecurity. A dogs tail can tell a lot about their mood by it’s position and the direction it wags. Which way does your dog tend to wag his tail –…
  • Roundup #14 – The Best Dog Articles, Deals, & Videos of the Week

    Jen Gabbard
    16 May 2015 | 6:44 am
    Welcome to this week’s roundup where I share some of the best dog articles, deals, & videos of the week. Laika and I learned a lot this week – from the importance of a daily walk to the science behind why pets are good for kids. When you have some extra time this week take a moment to catch up with some of these great articles – best paired with a nice cup of coffee. Here are my favorite dog articles, deals, and videos of the week. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did and if you come across anything great this week be sure to email them or leave your suggestions in the…
  • Meet Your Best Friend at the Detroit Zoo This Weekend

    Jen Gabbard
    14 May 2015 | 4:50 am
    Meet Your Best Friend at the Detroit Zoo Update 05/17 – 635 animals were adopted at the zoo this weekend via the Michigan Humane Society The Michigan Humane Society and the Detroit Zoological Society are hosting their annual Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo adoption event, presented by Purina, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, at the Detroit Zoo. The event features adoptable animals from over 40 local animal welfare organizations. Some of my favorite local rescues will be there including Home Fur Ever, Friends For the Dearborn Animal Shelter, K9…
  • 10 Things a Dog Sitter Should Know About My Dog

    Jen Gabbard
    11 May 2015 | 7:23 am
    My dad is my default dog sitter and he’s always been great at it. But if I ever have to hire someone else there’s some quirks and habits of Laika’s that I’d like them to know about beforehand. So if you ever find yourself dog sitting Laika here’s a list that I meant to give you but probably forgot. What a Dog Sitter Should Know About My Dog 1. She’s afraid of her own farts. Every single time Laika farts it startles her. She jumps up, sniffs her own butt, and then looks confused for a minute. One would think after 3 years she might realize that it’s no…
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    Top Dog Tips

  • Kumfy Tailz Re-Defines Pet Comfort With Gel Pack Technology

    Samantha Randall
    22 May 2015 | 1:47 pm
    Just because dogs have fur doesn’t mean they can keep warm outside in frigid weather. Pet apparel companies have begun applying some of the same technologies used in winter apparel for humans to dog gear that is made for cold weather. Unfortunately, the market is still inundated with cutesy outfits that look good but will not keep your dog warm when it’s cold outside. Entrepreneur Gail Sanders-Luckman is on a crusade to educate pet owners about the dangers of their dogs getting too cold and how to protect them from the elements. She wants pet owners to understand how important it is…
  • Flip Flop Dogs Offers Dog Owners an Alternative to Kenneling

    Samantha Randall
    22 May 2015 | 9:43 am
    Having to board their dog at a kennel can be stressful and upsetting to a dog lover. There are some really great facilities out there, but there are also a lot of horror stories from dog owners who left their dogs at sub-par facilities. A new franchise called Flip Flop Dogs is giving owners a new option for dog care while they are away. Flip Flop is a franchised business that matches your dog with a trained dog lover to care for them when you can’t. These Companion Families are carefully selected and have to undergo background checks, home inspections, and a rigorous interviewing…
  • Tail Teasers Lures Your Dog in For a Fun Game

    Samantha Randall
    22 May 2015 | 6:13 am
    This might look like a cat toy, but it’s actually for your dog. The Tail Teasers toy from Outward Hound lures your dog in for a fun game of chasing and tugging. It will be just as entertaining for you as it will be for your pooch. The durable nylon chord makes this dog toy flexible and strong, and it comes with two faux-fur tails that squeak and rattle. Although this toy is best suited for a small dog, it would also work well for large dogs that are not aggressive chewers. Outward Hound offers an entire line of fun and engaging dog games to keep your pet happy and entertained. They also…
  • The Freedom No-Pull Harness is a Great Alternative to Traditional Leashes

    Samantha Randall
    22 May 2015 | 5:18 am
    This video shows you just how easy it is to put the Freedom No-Pull Harness from 2 Hounds Design on your dog. It features a patented control loop on the back of the harness that gently tightens around your dog’s chest to stop him from pulling. This harness is made with stainless steel hardware and four adjustment points to ensure a snug fit and make it strong enough to hold any size dog, from 14 pounds to 250+ pounds. Also, the chest strap is lined with velvet, which helps prevent chaffing and rubbing. As mentioned here, you can use a standard leash with this harness, but you want to…
  • Furry Kind Enters the Market With All-Natural Pet Products

    Samantha Randall
    21 May 2015 | 5:02 pm
    With product recalls and canine diseases steadily on the rise, many dog owners are looking to all-natural and organic products to keep their pets safe. Some pet owners, like Rachel Grant, can’t find the products that they’re looking for on the market so they decide to create their own. That’s how Furry Kind health pet products got started. A few years ago Grant noticed that canine cancer was on the rise and she became very particular about the products that she was using on her dog. She began doing research and learned that the chemicals that she was using around her house and in her…
 
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    Dachshund Appreciation Society

  • Dachshund Disaster: The Problem with Double Dapple Dachshunds

    thehilson
    18 May 2015 | 2:48 am
    Sadly, not all dachshunds are created equal. One thing to look out for in a dachshund is the ‘double dapple’ coat. If you see this, you should be very wary. But why? And of what? Read on to find out more…   If you’re a dog lover, you’re obviously aware that dogs come in all shapes, sizes, temperaments, colors and patterns. Dachshunds in particular have one of the most variable appearances out of all the breeds, as they can be two different sizes, have one of three different accepted coat types, and even more color and pattern combinations– in fact, there are…
  • Marvelous Mutt: Meet a Dachshund Pitbull Mix!

    thehilson
    18 May 2015 | 2:35 am
    A dachshund pitbull mix is not for the faint hearted. Most people do not even know that such an animal exists, Its really quite an animal – you need to check this out….   We can all name certain things that just don’t seem to go together; pickles and ice cream, oil and water, bacon and chocolate. In the canine world, there are certainly some odd looking mutt mixes as well, but one little rescue dog at a Georgia Humane Society may take the cake for the funniest looking combination: he’s a dachshund pitbull mix! With a head that appears to be pure bully and the body of a…
  • How to trim your dachshunds nails: The easy guide

    thehilson
    5 May 2015 | 3:07 pm
      Part 3 of our ‘nail clipping your dachshund made easy’ series. In this article we tackle the act of getting stuck in and making it happen.   This is the third article in the series on nail clipping your dachshund. The first article was concerned with why you need to clip your dachshunds nails, so if you want to know more about that, then click the link and have a look. The second article was all about how to make the process as smooth as possible, which gave advice around nail clipping, but stopped short of the technicalities of what you actually do when clipping your…
  • 4 steps to make nail clipping your dachshund easy

    thehilson
    5 May 2015 | 2:42 pm
    Part 2 in our 3 part series on how to clip you dachshunds nails the easy way. No one wants to do the nail clipping, but the nail clipping needs to be done! Read on to find out the 4 steps that help make the process nice and easy… I wrote previously about why nail trimming is an essential part of your dog grooming regime, you can find the article here if you want to see it again. I mentioned in that article that many dog owners are reluctant to do it because they find the whole thing traumatic because their dog clearly is distressed by the whole affair. I want to give you three things…
  • 2 reasons why its important to trim your dogs nails

    thehilson
    5 May 2015 | 2:35 pm
    I know what you are thinking – who wants to read about clipping your dachshunds nails, but the truth is its because you dread doing it that you really ought to read about it. This is part 1 of a 3 part series I have written all about how to make nail clipping your dachshund a breeze. Read on for more! There are lots of reasons that people put off trimming their dogs nails. Most of those reasons revolve around it being a really unenjoyable task. On the whole, dogs do not like having their nails clipped, and dachshunds are no different. Unless your dog is really well trained, it can be a…
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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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  • Flat out Failure

    Zeea
    17 May 2015 | 9:21 am
    Pup Treads by Spot While out looking for a new toy for Zeea to test I came across a small tire toy, Pup Treads by Spot. Having the word ‘pup’ in both the name and the description, I wanted to make sure that the toy was suitable for adult dogs and not just puppies. The employee confirmed that the toy was indeed for adults, backing this up with the fact that his adult German Shepard had the exact toy and it indeed was holding up to the adult canines. It was now time to put this toy to the ultimate test – Zeea. As mentioned before, and as implied by the word ‘treads’, this toy is a…
  • Top 5 Durable Dog Toys Updated

    Zeea
    4 May 2015 | 7:31 pm
    It is the ♫ Merry Merry month of May ♫ and time to update the Top 5 Durable Dog Toys. In first is still the orbee-tuff Diamond Plated Ball with the black KONG in a close second. Third is The Buster Food Cube and a new toy steps into fourth place, a Zogoflex toy call the Hurley. The Hurley is rated above the Teaser Ball because it is made of a more malleable material but is just as durable. Also this is a toy that the dog is meant to chew, getting fully tested by those large canine teeth. As for the Egg it has been knocked off the Top 5 Durable Dog Toys list. Although the Egg is still…
  • 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.
 
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  • The Lowdown On Labradors

    Liz Upson
    21 May 2015 | 12:38 pm
    Labrador retrievers are consistently ranked as one of the most popular dogs in the world. The Labrador’s heritage can be traced back to the now extinct St John’s Water Dog, a breed that was regarded for its supreme retrieving abilities. Wealthy English aristocracy imported numerous St John’s Water Dogs from Canada to Britain to meet the need for sporting dogs. There the breed was refined into the modern Labrador we know today. Initially, Labradors were bred to be black coated, but yellow and chocolate varieties soon gained acceptance. The first Labrador Retriever was registered with…
  • The Anti-Vaccination Lobby: Do They Have A Point?

    Marianna Levyash
    20 May 2015 | 10:35 am
    You want the best for your pet. Perhaps your new puppy has stepped into the paws of a much loved older dog that passed away after years of ill health. You know your veterinarian advises vaccination, but curious to check wider opinion, you search the internet. What you find makes you pause. There are seemingly credible websites telling stories of sick dogs who endured long-term illness as a result of vaccination. There are stories of owners who used alternative methods of creating immunity and their dogs flourished as a result. On one side of the argument, vaccination is described as a miracle…
  • Is Your Pet Set for Summer?

    Marianna Levyash
    13 May 2015 | 2:37 pm
      Sunshine lifts everyone’s mood, and it means you can get out with your dog without putting on your waterproofs. Of course, for our pets summer brings its own set of problems such as heatstroke, burnt paws, or sunburnt noses. But more than that there a specific hazards you can—and should—prepare for now. So from leptospirosis to tick-borne diseases, make sure your pet is set for summer. Vital Vaccinations The good weather encourages us to explore new areas, and if it’s hot, let the dog swim in a pond or lake. However, stagnant bodies water are more likely to harbour the bacteria…
  • 10 Pet Cancer Symptoms You Should Know

    Liz Upson
    6 May 2015 | 2:36 pm
    This month marks the sixth anniversary of the Petco and Blue Buffalo Pet Cancer Awareness Month. They hope to raise money to help further pet cancer research and to help families whose pets are affected by the disease. Raising awareness of this horrible condition is essential in fighting the disease. Cancer claims many pets’ lives every year. To help give your pet the best chance of surviving cancer, it’s incredibly important to catch the disease early. Learning about the common signs of cancer is a great way to be proactive about your pet’s health. We’ve gathered together a list of…
  • 5 Reasons Why You Should Adopt Your Next Pet.

    Liz Upson
    29 Apr 2015 | 11:12 am
    Tomorrow is Adopt a Shelter Pet Day, so we thought it was the perfect opportunity to share five reasons why adoption could be the best choice when looking for your new pet. It lets you skip the puppy years. We love puppies, you love puppies, everybody loves puppies. But let’s face it, they are a huge amount of work. Owning a dog is a big responsibility, owning a puppy (or being owned by a puppy) is an even bigger one. The main reason for this is the amount of your time that they need. If you don’t have a flexible schedule that allows you to spend lots of time every day with a puppy then…
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    PBS Pet Travel » Blog Posts

  • Keeping Praying Mantis as Pets: The Beginners Guide

    Richard
    19 May 2015 | 1:53 am
    Praying mantis are growing in popularity as pets, as more pet shops begin to stock them, and more pet owners begin to discover their benefits. The Benefits of Keeping Praying Mantis as Pets Firstly, praying mantis are absolutely fascinating to watch. While they may lie motionless for hours on end, this is all part of a ruse; quite simply this is how mantis hunt. In nature, they hide in flowers and bushes, waiting for an unsuspecting insect to wander past unawares. At this point the mantis lashes out, grabbing the prey item with their spiky front legs. Their dinner is then secure. In the home,…
  • Where to Place a Fish Tank

    Richard
    19 May 2015 | 1:46 am
    Setting up a fish tank isn’t as easy as just buying a new aquarium and then filling it with water. There are all sorts of other factors that need to be considered, and possibly the biggest of these is where to put your fish tank. While this might sound like a rather obvious question at first glance (you probably already have an idea of where you’d like to put your fish tank), as it turns out there are all sorts of things that can come into play when it comes to choosing where to put your fish tank. Here are some of the most important factors of all… Electricity Supply First and…
  • Gerbil Cages: Factors You Need To Consider

    Richard
    19 May 2015 | 1:39 am
    Gerbils are very popular small pets on account of their lively, inquisitive nature and friendly disposition which can make handling them a pleasure. In comparison to other small pets like Syrian hamsters and mice they’re also far less likely to bite, making them an ideal pet for younger children. That said, if there is a downside to keeping gerbils as pets it’s that they require somewhat specialist housing. The reason is simple; gerbils are active diggers and gnawers. This means that many cages sold for small mammals like hamsters are totally unsuitable for gerbils. Today, then, let’s…
  • Wet Food Vs Dry Food: What Dog Owners Need To Know

    Richard
    19 May 2015 | 1:34 am
    For years most dog owners have fed their pets on tins of wet dog food. Clever marketing ploys have helped to convince us that wet dog food really is the best for our pets. But is this really the whole story? You see, over the last few years a number of dry dog foods have begun to grow in popularity, helping to polarize the nation. These days most dog owners fall into one of two distinct camps; the wet food feeders and the dry food feeders. If you’re currently trying to decide on the wet food vs dry food question, in this article we hope to reveal some of the most important factors in the…
  • 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…
 
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    MyDogLikes

  • Wordless Wednesday: Waiting for BlogPaws

    Rachael
    19 May 2015 | 8:59 pm
    MyDogLikes MyDogLikes - Dog Product Reviews, Dog Friendly Parks, Dog Friendly Events, Dog Blog Charlie is getting very anxious waiting for BlogPaws Nashville! It is now only 1 week away! The post Wordless Wednesday: Waiting for BlogPaws appeared first on MyDogLikes.
  • Party in a Box: Pooch Party Packs

    Kevin
    19 May 2015 | 5:31 am
    MyDogLikes MyDogLikes - Dog Product Reviews, Dog Friendly Parks, Dog Friendly Events, Dog Blog Pooch Party Packs is a pet subscription box that delivers 4-5 high quality items to your doorstep from brands you know and trust! They celebrate small business by including the best from brands you haven't heard of too! The post Party in a Box: Pooch Party Packs appeared first on MyDogLikes.
  • Going for the Bronze: Paws in the Park

    Kevin
    18 May 2015 | 6:36 am
    MyDogLikes MyDogLikes - Dog Product Reviews, Dog Friendly Parks, Dog Friendly Events, Dog Blog We recently had the honor to participate in an "Paws in the Park" event that a group of inspiring local girl scouts put together all by themselves! The post Going for the Bronze: Paws in the Park appeared first on MyDogLikes.
  • Black & White Sunday: Oh So Pretty

    Kevin
    17 May 2015 | 7:56 am
    MyDogLikes MyDogLikes - Dog Product Reviews, Dog Friendly Parks, Dog Friendly Events, Dog Blog Wondering why the boys have bows in their hair today? Check back tomorrow to see who is responsible! The post Black & White Sunday: Oh So Pretty appeared first on MyDogLikes.
  • 10 Week Journey to the #PerfectWeight!

    Rachael
    15 May 2015 | 4:31 am
    MyDogLikes MyDogLikes - Dog Product Reviews, Dog Friendly Parks, Dog Friendly Events, Dog Blog Staying an ideal weight is key to keeping your dog happy and healthy. Read 2 dog weight loss success stories with the help of Hills Perfect Weight Dog Food! The post 10 Week Journey to the #PerfectWeight! appeared first on MyDogLikes.
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    Shepped.com

  • What Are The Most Popular German Shepherd Mixes

    Shepped
    17 May 2015 | 12:08 am
    When many people think of German Shepherds, they think of a dog which resembles Rin Tin Tin in size and color. While “Rinny” was certainly a great example of a handsome, intelligent GSD, there are plenty of other German Shepherds out there with a look which may surprise you. There are many dogs which are […] The post What Are The Most Popular German Shepherd Mixes appeared first on Shepped.com.
  • 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.
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    TailSmart

  • 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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    Big Barker Blog

  • What Makes For a Good Dog or a Bad Dog?

    Kate
    22 May 2015 | 7:32 am
    Here’s an interesting article that reminds us about the notion of a good dog and a bad dog. What makes one good or bad? At first you may say it’s all about the owner…but this is a different take on the whole notion. Think more about how context and setting help to determine the good dog in a given set of circumstances. Take a look at the full, very helpful article: What makes a dog good or bad?
  • Fetch! 6 Easy Steps

    Kate
    22 May 2015 | 7:28 am
    It’s one of the most basic and fun commands to teach your dog. There is so much that can be done with it…fetch the ball…fetch the newspaper…fetch me that beer! How do you teach it? Well, we have 6 easy steps for teaching your dogs the right way. Take a look and get to training today. Read the full article here: 6 steps to teaching your dog to fetch
  • Thor the Junkyard Dog

    Kate
    22 May 2015 | 3:27 am
    Meet Thor, a beautiful pit bull who was found hiding in a junkyard pile of trash and debris. The junkyard really wanted to help poor Thor, so they called in some trained dog rescue specialists who could help with this particular case. Watch as the rescuer works ever so slowly and patiently to bring Thor closer and closer to him. One thing I really about this technique is when they show the whole process of Thor being leashed. You don’t see a rough, strangle hold  type of a leashing. This is the exact opposite. Patience is employed; friends are made; tactics pay off. This is a great…
  • Best Groomsdog!

    Kate
    21 May 2015 | 7:19 am
    More and more our dogs are taking part in very significant and special moments in our lives. Take a look at this great article detailing how many owners are including their beloved dogs in their weddings and other momentous events. Have you considered your dog being your best Groomsdog!? Read the full article here: Here comes the…dog?
  • Dinner Date! NY May Allow Dogs In Outdoor Dining Areas

    Kate
    21 May 2015 | 7:15 am
    Here’s great news for dog lovers everywhere: NY is very close to passing a bill that would allow your beloved dogs in outdoor dining areas. This will be great for all those who love to take their dogs with them to enjoy a bit of eating while out with the best friend. Read the full article here: Eating out with dogs
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    Stories - Dog House One

  • Why Look Deep into your Dog’s Eyes - Japanese Researchers Explain

    Dog House One
    5 May 2015 | 8:28 am
    Many animal behaviorists in the past believed that looking deep into an animal’s eyes raise threat and alarms the animal. Actually, not only animal behaviorists used to think that way, but most of us might also believe the same thing as well. As opposed to this belief, Japanese researchers found something different in their new study. Won’t you believe that gazing is actually a good way to help your dog build love and trust with you? Based on the study conducted by the team of animal behaviorist Takeumi Kikusui of Azabu University of Japan, a love hormone’s level called oxytocin…
  • 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…
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    Yorkie Splash and Shine Blog

  • DIY Mason Jar Yorkie Organizer

    Sarah
    13 May 2015 | 3:09 pm
    A nifty DIY project using mason jars and hose clamps to help you organize your yorkie's stuff.
  • 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
 
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    Dog Training Genie

  • How To Teach Your Dog To ‘Shake Hands’

    Dog Training Genie
    17 May 2015 | 3:32 am
    Teaching your dogs tricks is a great way to build the bond between the two of you, and are a great way to spend some quality time together whilst learning something that will be sure to impress your friends! Shaking hands is something that we humans do on a regular basis to greet people and to convey trust. A great little trick to teach your dog, and one that is very simple to train, is getting him to ‘shake hands’ with you by offering his paw. In today’s article, we take a step-by-step look at the best way to train your dog to offer his paw for a hand shake. Getting…
  • How To Teach Your Dog To Bark On Command

    Dog Training Genie
    16 May 2015 | 3:51 am
    Dogs bark for a number of different reasons, often to alert their pack to the presence of strangers or potential dangers. Too much barking can be an issue, so teaching your dog to ‘speak’ on command can be a big help in helping you to control their barking. In addition to being useful, this is a also a fun command that you can use to impress your friends and family. In this article, we take a step-by-step look at how to train your dog to bark on command. Teaching Your Dog The ‘Hush’ Command It’s something of a paradox,  but before you can teach your dog to…
  • How To Teach Your Dog To Crawl

    Dog Training Genie
    13 May 2015 | 8:43 am
    There are some commands that won’t serve any functional purpose in your dog’s life, but are great fun to teach and will help to strengthen the bond between you and your four-legged companion. One example of this is teaching her to crawl. Whether your dog is big or small, young or old, this is a simple-to-teach command that will put a smile on your face every time. Teaching Your Dog To Crawl Although teaching your dog to crawl is simple, doing so will require a lot of patience and perseverance on your part. This is a progressive command, so you will be gradually building up your…
  • Why Do Dogs Bite?

    Dog Training Genie
    10 May 2015 | 4:56 am
    Every year, millions of people across the world are victims of dog bites- with 4.5 million bites happening each year in the United States alone. As descendants of wild animals, all dogs have the potential to bite, even those who have never displayed any aggressive behaviour previously and appear to be completely friendly. Understanding why dogs bite can go a long way to preventing them from happening. In this article, we take a look at what causes dogs to bite and the steps that you can take to avoid them. What Causes Dogs To Bite? There are a number of reasons behind biting, some obvious…
  • How To Train Your Dog To Heel

    Dog Training Genie
    7 May 2015 | 4:43 pm
    If you step out of the house and take a trip to any park or public space, you’ll almost certainly spot several dog owners being pulled along by their pet whilst out “walking”. Getting their dog to walk to heel is unfortunately one of the areas in which many owners struggle the most, with a large amount conceding defeat and resigning themselves to the ‘fact’ that their dog will always pull when on the leash. This needn’t be the case!  In this article, we walk through how you can train your dog to heel, no matter what age or how long you’ve been…
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    Pet Sitting and Pet Care by Shannons Pet Sitting » Twilight Bark Blog

  • National Dog Bite Prevention Week

    Shannon's Pet-Sitting
    10 May 2015 | 2:42 pm
    National Dog Bite Prevention Week is the third full week of May each year, and focuses on educating the general public as well as pet owners about preventing dog bites. Every year, almost 5 million people are bitten by dogs and most of those bitten are children. Preventing dog bites is everyone’s responsibility, and simple […] The post National Dog Bite Prevention Week appeared first on Pet Sitting and Pet Care by Shannons Pet Sitting.
  • Pet Sitting Prices Verses the Economy

    Shannon's Pet-Sitting
    29 Apr 2015 | 10:07 am
    Pet Sitting Prices verses the Economy Over the course of 18 years of pet sitting we’ve seen the economic trends of Pet Sitting Prices. When I first started pet sitting in 1997 pet sitting was relatively new, the economy was in an upswing and life was easy as a pet sitter. I was able to […] The post Pet Sitting Prices Verses the Economy appeared first on Pet Sitting and Pet Care by Shannons Pet Sitting.
  • National Pet Week

    Shannon's Pet-Sitting
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:48 am
    National Pet Week is generally the first week in May. National Pet Week is time to celebrate the positive impact pets bring to people’s lives and that we bring to theirs. National Pet Week is also an opportunity to focus on responsible pet ownership. Pets bring and make a positive impact to our lives. They […] The post National Pet Week appeared first on Pet Sitting and Pet Care by Shannons Pet Sitting.
  • Pet Sitting to the Max

    Shannon's Pet-Sitting
    22 Apr 2015 | 9:58 am
    Pet Sitting to the Max! Pet Sitting to the Max is the level of customer service Shannon’s Pet Sitting strives to provide so pet owners have the ultimate pet care experience. When we state “The Ultimate in Compassionate & Professional Pet Care” we mean it! Pet Sitting to the Max is making sure we go […] The post Pet Sitting to the Max appeared first on Pet Sitting and Pet Care by Shannons Pet Sitting.
  • The Difference Pet Sitting Verses Dog Walking

    Shannon's Pet-Sitting
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:02 am
    The Difference Pet Sitting Verses Dog Walking Pet owners often confuse “Dog walking” or “Daily Dog Walking” with Pet Sitting. As an owner of a “Pet Sitting ” business that specializes I can understand why. It’s confused because so many “Pet Sitting” services have flooded the market since the early 2000’s that offer both & […] The post The Difference Pet Sitting Verses Dog Walking appeared first on Pet Sitting and Pet Care by Shannons Pet Sitting.
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    Animal Bliss

  • German Shepherd Mixes – Breed Profile

    Jeanne Melanson
    22 May 2015 | 10:06 pm
    German Shepherd Mixes – Breed Profile We’re all familiar with the traditional look of the black and tan German Shepherd dog. Of course, they’re sometimes black and sometimes white too. But you may not be familiar with certain German Shepherd mixes. The following infographic, created by Shepped.com, features a variety of German Shepherd mixes that may surprise you. German Shepherds have been successfully bred with Golden Retrievers, Chows, Labradors, Pugs, Siberian Huskies, Collies, Welsh Corgis, Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, Poodles, Chinese Wolves, Akita, and more, combining the…
  • Understanding the Body Language of German Shepherds

    Friend of Animal Bliss
    21 May 2015 | 7:55 pm
    Understanding the Body Language of German Shepherds by Andrew James German Shepherds are known for their loyalty, protectiveness and overall high intelligence. But as German Shepherd Dog (GSD) owners know well, each dog has a personality all their own. Understanding how your dog communicates helps with both bonding and training. Star, Jeanne Melanson While the body language of dogs is a large topic, there are several quick tips you can learn very quickly. Our complete overview of German Shepherd body language is below: Natural Abilities and Inclinations German Shepherds are natural…
  • 6 Rewarding Careers Every Animal Lover Should Consider

    Friend of Animal Bliss
    20 May 2015 | 8:09 pm
    Six Rewarding Careers Every Animal Lover Should Consider by Anita Ginsburg If you love animals and would like to spend your life working with them, there are many careers you may want to consider. Working with animals can be very rewarding but can also be heartbreaking at times. It takes patience and a calm, assertive personality to work with animals. Mobile Pet Grooming You can learn to become a pet groomer at one of several grooming schools. This requires a lot of patience, but once you feel comfortable as a groomer, you may want to purchase your own grooming van. New ones can be expensive…
  • Natural Ways to Relieve Dogs from Joint Pain

    Friend of Animal Bliss
    18 May 2015 | 1:41 pm
    Natural Ways to Relieve Dogs from Joint Pain Guest Author – Craig Davis Are you concerned about your dog not being able to walk as fast as he could before? Does he face problems while walking, or is he reluctant to climb stairs? If so, you should consult a veterinarian immediately, as your pet dog might be suffering from joint pain and arthritis. Arthritis is a very common ailment found in middle-aged and older dogs. According to some research, about 25% of dogs become affected by arthritis. As a dog owner, you should be prepared to combat this problem which your canine friend may…
  • Deep Sea Squid With Teeth – Is it Fact or Fiction?

    Jeanne Melanson
    14 May 2015 | 10:11 pm
    Deep Sea Squid With Teeth True or False? Squid with human-looking teeth? Add to that eight legs and two tentacles, and we’ve got one very odd-looking Promachoteuthis sulcus. This deep sea squid is the only specimen ever seen. It was found in 2007 by a German research vessel, R/V Walther Herwig, in the southern Atlantic ocean, at a depth of 5,740–6,560 ft (1,750–2,000 m). Richard E Young Squid With Teeth? As for the “teeth”, they’re not actually teeth at all, but circular, folded lips with only the upper and lower portions visible. Deep inside the mouth, it had a…
 
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  • Help! – My Dog Has Diarrhea

    Anne
    19 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Loose stools or diarrhea is one of the most common complaints we get at veterinary hospitals. Most cases of diarrhea do not lead to or indicate any major illness, and if your dog is feeling fine otherwise can be successfully treated at home. So, if your dog has diarrhea, here is one way to remedy […] The post Help! – My Dog Has Diarrhea appeared first on whiskerstopaws.com.
  • Your Pet’s Medical Records

    Anne
    12 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Your pet’s medical records are an integral part of their care. The veterinarian’s notes are a way for them to process all the information they are receiving and come up with a plan. It is also a way to communicate effectively to other staff members. If your pet is referred to another hospital or the […] The post Your Pet’s Medical Records appeared first on whiskerstopaws.com.
  • A Guide To Young Cat Wellness Testing

    Anne
    1 May 2015 | 6:46 am
    I recently started this blog and am excited to have my first submitted question. The question was submitted by Jenna at www.meowlifestyle.com, that’s her car Cornelius pictured above. I have been feeding raw for over a year now, since my cat was 4 months old. I do my very best to make sure it’s balanced […] The post A Guide To Young Cat Wellness Testing appeared first on whiskerstopaws.com.
  • A New Option For Cat Rabies Vaccines

    Anne
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:20 pm
    Why You Should Consider Vaccinating Your Cat With Merial’s Purevax Rabies 3 Year For years, the gold standard in cat rabies vaccines has been Merial’s Purevax Feline Rabies. There are two choices for cat rabies vaccines: killed vaccines or nonadjuvanted vaccines. Purevax is the only cat rabies vaccine available to veterinarians that is nonadjuvanted. The […] The post A New Option For Cat Rabies Vaccines appeared first on whiskerstopaws.com.
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  • SARDS In Dogs

    Ben Houck
    18 May 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Sudden Acquired Retinal Detachment Syndrome is a disease that causes vision loss in dogs. An otherwise healthy older dog affected by SARDS will lose their vision suddenly, as the name suggests.What Causes SARDS?The cause of SARDS appears to be a cause of division among ophthalmologists. It is possible that SARDS is an auto-immune disease, a result of allergies, or a result of inflammation. Some sources reported that SARDS was an auto-immune disease while others report that the cause of the disease is unknown. Due to the lack of credible information citing SARDS as a confirmed auto-immune…
  • Toys for Blind Dogs

    Ben Houck
    13 May 2015 | 6:29 pm
         Blind dogs love toys just as much as any dog that can see. However, buying toys for a blind dog can be tricky. It is important to keep in mind that all dogs are individuals and may have different preferences when it comes to the toys they like. When we first found out that Sebastian was blind, we ordered a few babble balls off of amazon. Baz loved his babble ball and he played with it every day. The only problem was that he kept getting it stuck under the couch and then crying at us to get it out! While the babble ball was great, it gradually wore down until it just…
  • Tips for Blind Dogs with Problem Behavior

    Ben Houck
    2 May 2015 | 9:19 am
                                                                      Sebastian and his Rhino.  Problem behavior can be especially tricky when dealing with a blind dog. Many of the common strategies for dealing with dog behavior involve the use of nonverbal body language in some way. Some of the methods that are suggested for seeing dogs can actually increase problem behavior in blind dogs by causing them anxiety. Here is a list…
  • Sebastian's Story

    Ben Houck
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:30 pm
         Julia got Sebastian in 2010 from a breeder in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Sebastian was abnormally large for a pug, and the breeders were calling him Tonka. The breeder seemed intent on convincing Julia to call him Tonka, but she had other plans. Julia narrowed down her decision between two names, Sebastian and Hank. Luckily, she decided on Sebastian. I am glad that she did because I wouldn’t want a pug named after an animated propane salesman. Sebastian loved cuddling, sleeping, and rough housing with the other dogs in the house.    After Sebastian was home…
  • Blind Dog Tips!

    Ben Houck
    26 Apr 2015 | 3:32 pm
         With the help of my lovely girl friend Julia, Blind Pup is proud to present our first set of tips for owning a blind dog. If you find this information helpful or have additional tips to add, please comment below.  feel free to share this photo! Just remember to attribute the source and drop a link to our website! :) Thanks,Ben 
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    Vetcha

  • The Big Casino

    heathamc
    21 May 2015 | 2:35 pm
    With apologies to my grandmother and other more sensitive readers, the working title while I was writing this post was “f@#king cancer.” I’m not sure why I felt the need to tell you that except that it illustrates how I feel on the subject. I would open my “drafts” file every few days and see this post […]
  • It’s the Season of Boom and Crash

    heathamc
    18 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    No not the economy. Hopefully not anyway. I’m talking about fireworks. And thunderstorms. And boats on the lake. And motorcycles on the road. And open windows letting all these noises in. I enjoy all of these loud things but like your dog, I understand that sometimes they are just a little more than any of […]
 
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