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  • Pet Food Recall: 22 Bags of PEDIGREE® for Dogs

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

    The Pet Blog Lady - Celebrating Our Pets
    The Pet Blog Lady
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Disclosure (as required by the FTC)  SMARTCOOKEE is participating in the "Posts for Pets" fundraising program, with an oppotunity to inform readers about their product while helping the SPCA in Puerto Vallarta.  Fee for the sponsored post goes directly to the animal sanctuary. Thank you Kelly! What is SMARTCOOKEE?   The SMARTCOOKEE Company, LLC is a woman-owned business based in Sarasota Florida. After seeing so many news reports and dog treat recalls, the idea was born. Founder, Kelly Ison, combined a personal commitment to a healthy diet and a love for her own four legged…
  • Mosaic Monday/ Butterflies and other news

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

    Terrierman's Daily Dose
    PBurns
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:54 am
    My first Border Terrier had ear problems in old age, and I spent a fair amount of time trying to keep his ears clean and keeping infection at bay. I did not know as much about antibiotics then as I do now, nor did I know the secret to cleaning out a dog's ears: a simple Waterpik dental machine.A dog's ear canal has a vertical and a horizontal component and this elaborate construction predisposes dogs to ear infections as debris has to work its way upward rather than just straight out as it can with humans.Ear problems in dogs usually stem from over-production of wax, which may be due to an…
  • Dogs Trust Loughborough - Tales from the Dog Suit Part 2

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

  • Pet Food Recall: 22 Bags of PEDIGREE® for Dogs

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

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

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

    Ryan
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:23 pm
    The latest free membership special is for pet sitters in Boston, MA and Orange County, CA.  The first 2 pet sitters from each city to email PetsitUSA will receive a free 1-year membership!  Contact us soon!
  • Two Free Memberships for Memphis and Orlando!

    Ryan
    9 Jul 2014 | 8:42 pm
    This week PetsitUSA is offering 2 pet sitters in Memphis and Orlando free membership for 1 year!  You can be one of the 2 pet sitters in each city to receive the membership by emailing PetsitUSA! Update: 1 of the free memberships from Orlando was just taken!  Only 1 left!
 
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    The Pet Blog Lady - Celebrating Our Pets

  • SMARTCOOKEE - The Smart Choice When Buying Dog Treats

    The Pet Blog Lady
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Disclosure (as required by the FTC)  SMARTCOOKEE is participating in the "Posts for Pets" fundraising program, with an oppotunity to inform readers about their product while helping the SPCA in Puerto Vallarta.  Fee for the sponsored post goes directly to the animal sanctuary. Thank you Kelly! What is SMARTCOOKEE?   The SMARTCOOKEE Company, LLC is a woman-owned business based in Sarasota Florida. After seeing so many news reports and dog treat recalls, the idea was born. Founder, Kelly Ison, combined a personal commitment to a healthy diet and a love for her own four legged…
  • Help The SPCA Make a Difference - Enjoy the Warmth of Mexico

    The Pet Blog Lady
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:38 pm
     (Oscar just can't decide what hat to wear.  I'm thinking the matching ones)  Today is a pretty good day to celebrate, being National Dog Day happening all around the world. A good time to reflect on what it means to be a dog mom and a pet blogger, both things that I love being.   My life is going through some changes these days (not just menopause and that could be a post in and of itself) but as far as where I am living and the general direction I am taking.  I am so darn grateful to have the love of my fur kid and reap the rewards of taking care of a little four-legged soul.
  • Happy Lapper - The Frozen Dog Treat Holder ~ Giveaway

    The Pet Blog Lady
    23 Aug 2014 | 12:58 pm
      Disclosure (As required by the FTC)  This post is sponsored by Happy Lapper with 100% of the fee going to the SPCA in the "Posts for Pets" Program.  Thank you Happy Lapper!       No more slipping or tipping when using the Happy Lapper If you have ever spoiled your pet with doggie ice cream cups or other frozen treats, you have most likely watched them slipping and tipping all over the floor. With the Happy Lapper, your problem is solved! It is uniquely designed to hold all different sizes and brands of frozen dog treats. The non-skid bottom and extended handle can be placed…
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    Art Dog Blog

  • Mosaic Monday/ Butterflies and other news

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

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

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

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

    20 May 2014 | 10:04 am
    Last weekend I participated in our local neighborhood garden tour here in East Dallas. Every year they invite a few artists to set up in the yards of the homes that are on the garden tour, making it a very well rounded event. I had a great time!"Analog Crow" 4 x 4 Mixed Media Mosaic Sold © rebecca collins "Robot Mosaic Trading Card" Sold © rebecca collins When I first started Art Paw way back in 1998 my main form of advertising was local outdoor events, everything from Art Fairs to Spca rescue events. I stopped doing as many of these in 2005 when the demand for my custom pet portraiture was…
 
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    Terrierman's Daily Dose

  • Waterpiks for a Cleaner Canine Ear

    PBurns
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:54 am
    My first Border Terrier had ear problems in old age, and I spent a fair amount of time trying to keep his ears clean and keeping infection at bay. I did not know as much about antibiotics then as I do now, nor did I know the secret to cleaning out a dog's ears: a simple Waterpik dental machine.A dog's ear canal has a vertical and a horizontal component and this elaborate construction predisposes dogs to ear infections as debris has to work its way upward rather than just straight out as it can with humans.Ear problems in dogs usually stem from over-production of wax, which may be due to an…
  • Operant Conditioning, 1893

    PBurns
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:50 am
     Called "The Dog Exterminator," this little device was a rubber ball filled with ammonia and a rubber nozzle fixed to a clip. Squeeze the bottle and the clip at the same time (and with your third hand, steer the car!) and the dog runs off howling. This ad appeared in in The Wheel and Cycling Trade Review, of August 1893, and worked a bit like todays modern pepper spray. Source.From: Terrierman's Daily Dose To order the book. web site.
  • Experimenting With Infra-Red Video

    PBurns
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:35 am
    Back yard raccoon. >Back yard fox. From: Terrierman's Daily Dose To order the book. web site.
  • How Dogs Get Fat

    PBurns
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:26 am
    It seems to have something to do with too much food given to dogs by people who are not paying attention and who have not a clue about what a dog in proper weight even looks like.  Who would have thunk it? From: Terrierman's Daily Dose To order the book. web site.
  • Back Yard Fox with New Game Camera

    PBurns
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:32 am
    What is the fox sniffing at? A few pieces of sweet corn. Anyone who says wild canids do not eat corn has not spent much time with wild canids, or even spent much time watching their own dogs eat grass. Some degree of vegetable matter is almost always in the diet.From: Terrierman's Daily Dose To order the book. web site.
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    Dogs Trust

  • Dogs Trust Loughborough - Tales from the Dog Suit Part 2

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

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

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

    Billy Bob
    5 Aug 2014 | 6:36 am
    Our Summer Show on the 27th July was a great success!The sun kept on shining and alongside the beaming smiles of everyone on the day it made for an amazing day for all the two and four legged guests. What’s more over £16,500 was raised by the 3,700 guests, all of which will help the homeless hounds in the care of the team at Dogs Trust Loughborough.Thank you so much to everyone who attended on the day!The day wouldn’t have been possible without all the help from the volunteers in the run up to, and on the day, so a huge thank you to each and every one of you. Here’s to continuing…
  • Dogs Trust Loughborough - Dog Suit: Part 1

    Billy Bob
    4 Aug 2014 | 2:39 am
    It’s 10.50am on 27th July and around 23˚C. The pressure is mounting and anxiety levels are high. We’ve spent months preparing for this moment and it all comes down to this. Ella gives the ten minute warning over the tannoy and it is time for me to step up. No, it’s not the Commonwealth Games but Loughborough Dogs Trust Summer Show and I’m wearing the dog suit. Gulp!        I’ve thought about all the things that could go wrong: heatstroke, thirst, toileting, what if I make a child cry? You see these things on You’ve Been Framed don’t you? What…
 
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    The Scoop | The Scoop

  • In Case You Were Worried, Snoopy Is Officially a Dog

    29 Aug 2014 | 11:20 am
    Just in case you were wondering, we can put your mind at rest: Yes, Snoopy is a dog. We have official confirmation of that via the Peanuts Twitter account. On Thursday, Peanuts sent out a tweet to put nervous fans' minds at rest and said unambiguously: "We can confirm, Snoopy IS a dog." Share this image Normally, this wouldn't be an issue, but this has been kind of a weird week. The Internet ran completely amok over the official statement by Sanrio that Hello Kitty is not a cat. If that can be true, what can we be certain of? Share this image So, it's not unreasonable for Peanuts fans to be a…
  • Is Your Dog a Candidate for Doggie Daycare?

    29 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    It’s the time of year when children go back to school, and many dogs get the blues because they miss their playmates. Unfortunately, these feelings can play out in the form of separation anxiety, and your house and your furniture can suffer from the effects of your overly anxious dog. Doggy daycare could be a good way to provide your dog some relief from boredom and separation anxiety.  Share this image Photo naughty playful puppy dog after biting pillow tired of hard work. by Shutterstock. However, not all dogs are cut out for a group environment. Good candidates for doggy daycare are…
  • Is Automating Sheepdogs the First Step to the Robot Apocalypse?

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:30 pm
    While surfing Netflix a few months back, I came across the 1982 movie Blade Runner and realized that it's set in the year 2019 -- five years from now. While it now seems prophetic in its depiction of employment opportunities and the economy, it seems pretty clear that five years from now I will not have a flying car, and sentient androids will not run around the city. The Jetsons was set in the 2060s, so there's a slight chance that we all might have robot maids by then, but by that point, I'll probably be too old to appreciate how cool the future is. Share this image 2019 will most likeely…
  • Mars Recalls Pedigree Dog Food After Finding Metal Fragments

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:05 pm
    On Wednesday (Aug. 27) Mars Petcare US announced a recall of 22 bags of Pedigree Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food products due to the presence of a “foreign material.”  That foreign material is small metal fragments, which may have gotten in there during some production mishap -- the company isn’t quite sure. It has shut down the production line in that facility to investigate. Mars says the metal is not embedded in the food, but is loose in the bags, and says it “may present a risk if consumed.” Share this image The 22 15-pound bags were shipped to 12 Dollar General…
  • The Worst Person in the Dog World This Week Is This Abusive CEO

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    The CEO of a large catering company has put himself and his firm in a lot of trouble after a video showing him kicking a dog and yanking it into the air by the leash has surfaced. Des Hague is the CEO of Centerplate, which contracts with large venues including sports arenas to provide food services. Centerplate appears to be a potential rival to Aramark, the firm that dominates the market. But the video showing Hague kicking and pulling the dog may threaten Centerplate's steady climb, or at least delay it for a while. Share this image Des Hague from behind in the elevator with his friend's…
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    Best in Flock - Parrot Blog

  • Should You Train Your Bird for Freeflight?

    Best in Flock
    7 Aug 2014 | 6:28 pm
    If you’re asking the Internet “How can I train my bird for freeflight?” the better question is really “Should I try to train my bird for freeflight?” (Free flight, to be clear, means flying your bird outdoors without physical restriction.)   I’ve shared my personal, amateur opinions about freeflight before, but today I wanted to […]
  • Should You Own a Parrot: 5 Things to Consider

    Best in Flock
    22 Nov 2013 | 11:19 am
    This article was first published in 2008 on the now-defunct PetKnows.com blog. I’m republishing it here as that site has been taken down. Some people think of parrots as low-maintenance pets, a step up from fish and hamsters, but much less trouble than a dog or cat. Anyone who gets a pet bird under that […]
  • Do Parrots in the Wild Have Names?

    Best in Flock
    20 Nov 2013 | 11:02 am
    Do parrots in the wild have names? If so, how do they learn them (and how can we know this)? Check out this great video explaining how a scientist named Karl Berg is studying green-rumped parrotlets and how they learn their “signature contact calls” (aka. “names”). Hello, I’m Bob. Hey, Tom, do you want to […]
  • Discount on DIY Bird Toy Parts

    Best in Flock
    19 Nov 2013 | 12:52 pm
    Earlier this month, Deb White the founder of Super Bird Creations (a line of high-quality bird toys available for wholesale to retailers) as well as a number of other sites dedicated to enriching the lives of parrots, came to Phoenix Landing for a special lecture on the important role that “play” serves in the lives […]
  • September is National Preparedness Month … What’s Your Plan?

    Best in Flock
    31 Aug 2013 | 7:53 am
    If disaster strikes your home, do you have a contingency plan for your pets? A disaster doesn’t have to be on the scale of a national terrorist attack to create havoc in your household; even a small issue confined to your family (like a hospital stay) warrants having a preparedness plan for your animals. In […]
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  • Ens. John Parle-Wednesday Hero

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

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

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

    pet
    2 Jul 2014 | 6:52 pm
    As we continue to pack and get ready to move…. The fatboy decided to pack his own self, how very helpful! Tigger scrutinize the area, being the inspector that he is. Lot’s more links at CatBlogoSphere.com The post SonnyBob Packs HisSelf appeared first on .
  • The history of domesticated animals

    pet
    22 Jun 2014 | 10:52 am
    This is a guest post written by Jennifer Smith on behalf of Hungry Pets. The history of domesticated animals For a great many years now – far more than we can comprehend, in fact – human beings have kept some animals as pets, as domestication has taken place and the implementation into homes has proven successful. It’s not really something we’d think about now, but there was a time at which dogs and cats weren’t part of our households, nor were other forms of animals for that matter. The domestication process takes time, and of course some animals are more suited to it…
 
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    Scratchings-and-Sniffings

  • #pawnatural Aging Pets and Their Joints

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

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

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

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

    Yvonne DiVita
    11 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Well, of course they're alive. How else would they be, at our house? They're alive and well and spoiled to ... not death. NO, spoiled to the moon. We love them like...no others.  Feeling a bit challenged today, from so many sad images on Facebook. From so much anger and hurt in the world. From so many misinformed people who insist a dog's BREED is cause for legislation... because humans have turned that breed into something hateful. From so many people acting as if a shelter dog causes more issues that a breed dog. Not looking at the big picture, always following a wild, loud crowd of ...
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    The Poodle (and Dog) Blog

  • Labor Day salute to Jiff, a modern working dog

    Jan
    30 Aug 2014 | 4:42 pm
    Jiff is originally from Illinois, but he and his humans have relocated to Los Angeles where he is pursuing a busy career in show business. He has millions of fans on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. He has appeared in commercials and starred in a Katy Perry music video. Recently he qualified as the World's Fastest Dog on Two Paws (both front and rear) for the Guinness World Records 2015 which will be published in...
  • Coonhound convention draws thousands

    Jan
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:20 am
    Thousands of coonhounds and about 25,000 humans will pour into Richmond, Indiana for the third largest coonhound convention in the country this weekend. So what is a Coonhound convention? What is isn't is a place for “toothless, overall wearing, tobacco spitting backwoods folk," according to the Indy Star. Some of the participants are rich, very rich, six figure and seven figure earners. Some are women. Some of the dogs are worth $40,000. During the weekend...
  • Tommy Tucker, the famous cross-dressing squirrel of the 1940's

    Jan
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:26 am
    These selections from a series of photographs by Nina Leen were featured in Life Magazine in the 1940s. A Mrs. Bullid of Washington, D.C. adopted a baby squirrel whose mother was dead and whose eyes had not yet opened. Instead of turning him over to a wildlife rehabilitation center as people today are encouraged to do, she made him the family pet, bathing, dressing and putting him to sleep in a tiny bed. She had...
  • I have a theory that the entire universe is speeding up

    Jan
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:09 am
    Of course I have no empirical evidence. There couldn't be any because it's, you know...the whole universe. It can't be relative to anything. But... help me out here. How many times have you heard or said... I can't believe summer is almost over. September is coming already? Where did the weekend go? Your child is old enough to go kindergarten? I just found out that my “puppy” is now considered a senior dog. It seems...
  • Firefighters rescue Poodle wth paw stuck in drain

    Jan
    24 Aug 2014 | 8:20 am
    No two work days are the same for a firefighter. They may be called on for their courage one day and their resourcefulness the next. In Albuquerque, when Morinita the Poodlle got her paw stuck in the bathtub drain she started screaming. Her family called their veterinarian, a plumber and then 911. The 911 dispatcher called animal control and they called the fire department. Firefighters tried using lotions and oils but eventually had to cut...
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    Raise a Green Dog!

  • Introducing the newly published Raise A Green Dog book!

    Johann The Dog
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:49 am
    For years people have asked us to write a book and we finally did it! The Raise A Green Dog book is a comprehensive, searchable ebook on how to raise a healthier, happier dog and help the environment at the same time. Over 200 pages packed full of information, Raise A Green Dog, includes tons of articles, tips and tricks from everything to: Help you create an organic lawn and garden for... Click on the title to read more!
  • Simple, easy, frozen chicken broth dog treats!

    Johann The Dog
    6 Aug 2014 | 6:10 am
    We're deep in the dog days of summer and it's hot, hot, hot!!! So why not make a super simple, easy cool treat for your dog. Today we are sharing one of our favorite cool treats - Frozen Chicken Broth Treats for Dogs - they are very quick and easy treats to make. Simply purchase organic chicken broth from your local store (be sure and check the ingredients that it's just chicken broth,... Click on the title to read more!
  • Welcome HAAN as our latest Raise A Green Dog Partner!

    Johann The Dog
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:01 am
    Today we welcome HAAN as our newest Raise A Green Dog Partner! Can you say excited? Yep, I am because now we have a pawsome, healthy way to clean our floors, our rugs and any floor surfaces without the use of any dangerous chemicals or even mixing up our usual cleaning solution of vinegar and water, quickly and easily with our new floor scrubbing steamer from HAAN! Let me tell you all about... Click on the title to read more!
  • The dangerous health effects of flame retardants in your dog's life.

    Johann The Dog
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:05 am
    If your dog is enjoying their time with you right now on the couch, there's a very good chance that you and your dog are being exposed to dangerous chemical flame retardants which have been linked to cancer, reproductive and endocrine system problems and lower IQs in children. Flame retardants are chemicals meant to save human lives by delaying the combustion of products in a fire. They are... Click on the title to read more!
  • Natural Canine Health Symposium to be held.

    Johann The Dog
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:31 am
    The Natural Canine Health Symposium, October 16-19, 2014, presented by Dogs Naturally Magazine, is the largest online event of its kind celebrating your dog and raising him naturally. At the online symposium you can get access to the best holistic vets and experts in the world. Registration opens in 40 days. We'll update you with more information as soon as it becomes available. Click... Click on the title to read more!
 
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    Your Pet's Best Friend

  • Systemic Fungus Infections

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

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

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

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

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

  • More Tricks From Horse Soring Crowd as the Spotlight Shines on the Celebration

    Wayne Pacelle
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:26 am
    As the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration culminates this weekend, there is controversy and cover-up again marring the biggest event in the walking horse show world.   For decades the walking horse show industry has tried to hide the intentional injuring of horses’ feet and lower legs – a practice known as “soring," which produces an exaggerated, high-stepping gait called the “big lick.” Photo: The HSUS For decades now the walking horse show industry has tried to hide the intentional injuring of horses’ feet and lower legs – a practice known as “soring," which…
  • A Whale of a Reaction to Blackfish and SeaWorld

    Wayne Pacelle
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:17 pm
    * This version includes a correction to the paragraph about the Georgia Aquarium's bid to import beluga whales. The HSUS has been making the case against marine mammal captivity for a quarter century, long before the remarkable sequence of developments we have all seen unfold since February 2010, when the captive orca Tilikum killed trainer Dawn Brancheau during a performance at SeaWorld Orlando, triggering the release of David Kirby’s book Death at SeaWorld and Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s documentary Blackfish. The dramatic erosion of public support for SeaWorld and other aquaria seeking to…
  • Slugfest Over Michigan Wolves Continues – So Much at Stake With November Votes

    Wayne Pacelle
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:50 pm
    Progress for animals isn’t easy – it never has been.  There’s no glide path when you confront entrenched interests and the politicians often so ready to do their bidding. There are still so many people in society who think that animals are just there for the taking – to do with them as they please, and to demand that the law serve their whims or economic ambitions. If we win two referendums designed to protect wolves in November, we will block a hunting season in Michigan this fall. Photo: Alamy Today, the Michigan House, led by the Republican caucus, engaged in an…
  • Dog Days of Summer – Fall, Winter and Spring

    Wayne Pacelle
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:07 am
    It’s National Dog Day, and there are countless reasons to celebrate the remarkable relationship so many of us have with our canine friends. My beagle rescue Lily joined me for today’s video blog, but, as you’ll see, she was drowsy and decided to let me carry the conversation.  A day to celebrate dogs is warranted, but it’s also an important reminder that our relationship with dogs is uneven, in the United States and elsewhere, and that we’ve still got work to do. Puppy mills, dogfighting, the use of dogs in invasive research, and the euthanasia of healthy and…
  • False Claims About Wolves, Frightful Cruelty to Wildlife in Michigan

    Wayne Pacelle
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:45 pm
    An Upper Peninsula farmer, John Koski – operating in the far western portion of Michigan – has played an outsize role in the debate over whether the state’s small population of wolves should be hunted. Koski’s farm was the site of more than 60 percent of all wolf attacks on livestock in Michigan, and lawmakers hell bent on opening up a hunting season on wolves regaled downstate lawmakers with their vivid stories of marauding wolves in the north.  On Wednesday, Michigan lawmakers will take up a third wolf-hunting bill, disregarding voters who stayed the first two…
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    The Days of Johann, an agility dog!

  • Off-roading and hiking at Tray Mountain!

    Johann The Dog
    8 Aug 2014 | 6:11 am
    Friday, June 6th, before Rach was twinkling in Mum's eye, we were off on another hiking adventure. Only this time, it also turned into an off road adventure too! We headed out early and met up with our pals Rocco and his Mom, loaded into the Rover and followed the GPS to our destination; up Tray Mountain Road to the parking area where we were to pick up the trail up to the top of Tray... Click on the post title to continue reading. And visit my blog to read more! Woofs!
  • Introducing Rach, my new little bro!

    Johann The Dog
    7 Aug 2014 | 4:23 pm
    We have been busy the past few weeks. And here's why! I now have a new little bro, Rach (named after Sergei Rachmaninoff, to keep the composer theme going, you know :). Mum saw Rach just after he was born on Facebook on the Eastern Herding Dog Rescue page. She thought and thought....does she have time for a new puppy just now ('cause they are a huge time suck, you know :). She had just... Click on the post title to continue reading. And visit my blog to read more! Woofs!
  • ADCH YoYo, It's official...and you can just call me the Snooker Cooker!

    Johann The Dog
    2 Jul 2014 | 4:58 pm
    Look what I got in the mail! Yep, it's official, I got my ADCH; and my Snooker Master and Snooker Champion titles a couple of weeks ago. And just yesterday I received my Snooker Bronze title! How cool!!! Mum is so proud of me... Click on the post title to continue reading. And visit my blog to read more! Woofs!
  • Hiking Minnehaha Falls!

    Johann The Dog
    26 Jun 2014 | 3:53 pm
    After our hike to Tallulah Gorge, we all (Gracie, Me, Rocco and his Mum (from To Dog With Love)) got back in the car and headed into the deep of the Chattahoochee National Forest to a place we had read about called Minnehaha Falls. See the inscription on the railing, I think they spelled it wrong don't you? Ooopsie! The drive there was a little confusing as our GPS went out once we reached a... Click on the post title to continue reading. And visit my blog to read more! Woofs!
  • Today I am 10 years old!!!

    Johann The Dog
    25 Jun 2014 | 8:12 am
    Today is a milestone day for me, I am 10 years old and it's my birthday! Some say that I'm 56 in human years, some say 53. But I don't feel a day over 25, that's fur sure. Last year I posted about all the things I have accomplished over the years, from herding sheep, to getting my MACH, to living in several states, to being featured in a coffee table book, to tracking and finding my kittie bro,... Click on the post title to continue reading. And visit my blog to read more! Woofs!
 
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    Earth Friendly Pet Supplies - GreatGreenPet.com

  • Tiger Cat Scratcher

    greenpet
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:17 am
    If you love over-the-top drama and your cat is a feline king of the jungle, then this tiger cat scratcher might be just what you’re looking for!  As well as providing a great scratching surface for your cat it cas extra levels for perching and curling up and is a good size for more than one cat to use at once. It is made from 30% recycled material and is totally recyclable itself so is fairly eco-friendly. The scratcher comes with a bag of organic catnip to make the scratcher attractive to your cats when you introduce it to them. It’s not cheap and you’ll either love this or hate it…
  • Flea the Scene Insect Spray

    greenpet
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:02 am
    Flea the Scene insect spray contains herbal extracts that repel bugs and a sunscreen to protect your dog’s skin from the sun. The sunscreen is non-toxic and PABA-free, so your dog won’t get sick if he licks it off. However, you may need a separate, non-scented sunscreen for your dog’s nose, especially if he has pale skin. Plus, it’s not cheap-$12.99 at Just4Pooches.com.
  • Great Source for Organic Parrot Foods

    greenpet
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:45 am
    ALL-in-ONE Soak mix for all hook bills 100% Certified Organic Ingredients! $9.95/12 ounce bag (larger sizes available) at totally organics.com TOP All in One Seed Mix – 5 lb bag $14.95 Totally Organics has a decent selection of great organic parrot foods. Parrots are very sensitive to pesticides, dyes and preservatives. They can have digestive, neurological and mood problems from foods that contain too many additives.
  • Pet Skin Balm

    greenpet
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:27 am
    The balm is water soluble and contains the antimicrobial tea tree oil suspended in a biodegradable hydrogel that soothes and moisturizes. This unique product can be applied to your pet’s skin and washed out of the fur with water. $14.99 for a 16 oz. jar at Green Bulldog
  • Brewer’s Yeast and Garlic Protect Naturally Against Fleas

    greenpet
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:09 am
    When fleas are biting, it’s not enough just to bath your pet occasionally. If you are looking for a natural approach to fighting fleas, then giving your dog or cat brewer’s yeast tablets with garlic, can be an effective part of your campaign. Both ingredients work to support the immune system and they are also both said to make your pet less attractive to fleas. However they work, they do seem to help keep fleas away from your pets, when given regularly. These tablets are best used in conjunction with various other natural flea treatments, especially if you are dealing with any level of…
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    PupStyle.com

  • Back-To-School Dog Fashion Trend-Plaids & Checks

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

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

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

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

    dara
    8 Aug 2014 | 7:26 am
    Etsy.com is one of our fav go-to sources for unique all things pet related.  The pet theme home Furnishing trend is growing by leaps and bounds.  You can find everything from dog salt & pepper shakers to decorative mod dog throw pillows for your home. The Artwerks shop on Etsy.com created these super kewl mod, painted dog [...]
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    Cat Advice | Paws and Effect

  • Does a Pat and a Kiss Mean “I Love You?”

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

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

    The Paws and Effect Gang
    17 Aug 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I know cats communicate nonverbally so I’m just interested — I was playing my guitar and singing and I realized my cat was a few feet away. I thought I might be annoying her but I finished the song anyway and when I did I turned to her and said “sorry” and she winked at me! What does that mean? Cats do enjoy some music. Photo CC-BY-SA Randal Cooper ~ Christian Siouxsie: It may surprise you to know that we cats are connoisseurs of music! Thomas: That’s not to say we enjoy all music, mind you. That thumpy, bleepy …
  • What Breed Is My Little Shelter Kitten?

    The Paws and Effect Gang
    10 Aug 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: Hi, I have recently adopted a 3-month-old kitten from an animal shelter. Her name is Panna Cotta, and she’s my first cat. I’ve been told that she’s a Siamese and she certainly has the pointed colors and looks of a Siamese. But when I searched the internet for photos of Siamese cats, she doesn’t look like them. Then I found out about the Snowshoe Siamese, which looks almost like my kitten, but then I noticed that her fur doesn’t have that inverted V point on her face like the snowshoe. Now I’m confused —…
 
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    Talk2TheAnimals

  • You Can Lead A Horse To Water

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

    Tracie Nichols
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:19 am
    A GiveAway! Tracie is offering to use her intuition and craft a FierceWords poem for one randomly chosen, lucky recipient! Between now and Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 11:59 PM CENTRAL, simply leave a comment on this blog post answering Tracie’s question or sharing your own animal communication story. The winner will be announced Wednesday, September 3 here and on the Talk2theAnimals page on Facebook. Good luck! I was privy to a sweet conversation last night.   or was it this morning?   The dark was so deep it was hard to tell, and I have gotten out of the habit of clocks.
  • Learn to Love Mother Earth

    Mare Cromwell
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:16 am
    Pahhhhleeease learn to love your Mother. Me, your Earth Mother. I give you all a planet full of love. That’s what all this evolution is, love in action. All of these trees and the food you eat and the air you breath, it’s earthy-love in action. I give all of this to you and love you all so much. But it is not until you give your love back to me that our relationship can grow. I don’t just mean put a bumper sticker on your car about loving me. I like those. But I mean really love me. Really feel your love for me. I would like a relationship with each and every one of you. I would. How do…
  • Animals in Clouds: The Cloud Eagle

    Rahima Warren
    16 Aug 2014 | 6:37 am
    I run to see the sky – the wind is bringing the rain.  I feel excited & glad and look eagerly at the sky.  I see clouds – and now – I see a very clear, strong eagle’s head made of clouds.  I feel awed, very excited, amazed! DIALOG with Cloud Eagle R: Cloud Eagle, you are so white, so pure, clear, strong.  I am so glad/proud/awed to see you in my dream.  Thank you!  What is your message?  Who are you? Cloud Eagle: I am white clouds, breath of Spirit, high above, looking wide and far over the Earth, seeing you, and all small things too.  I am the herald of the new day, the…
  • Pet Grief: Helping Your Grieving Child Cope

    Janet Roper
    13 Aug 2014 | 7:18 pm
    Deep and heartfelt Harmony and gratitude to those who allowed me to share their personal stories in this post. Years ago I was teaching music in my home to young kids, most of them grade school age. My animals, of course, helped, particularly my dog Teddy. There were many times when he would sense a student was not feeling the best. Teddy would go to the child, physically touch the child and work his Teddy magic, helping the student to feel better. Teddy would then look at me and say “HA! They came to see ME today, not you!”. Even though I considered Teddy my perpetual puppy,…
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    Have dog blog will travel

  • Doggie Day books

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

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

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

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

    CeliaSue
    12 Aug 2014 | 2:24 pm
    5 Ways to Help a Lonely Pet Chronic loneliness and social isolation is not only debilitating for humans; dogs and cats can also suffer the psychological, and perhaps physical, impacts of being alone and not emotionally connected or engaged on a regular basis. Pet loneliness, which differs from separation anxiety, can manifest from a new or temporary situation triggered by changes like moving to a new home, a teenager going off to college, or a significant schedule alteration for the owner. More worryingly, it can be a long-term problem caused by prolonged seclusion—a situation that,…
 
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    What's New Dog Blog

  • Aug 26, The 10 Best Dog Food Choices

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

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:06 am
    Canidae made my dog very sick. Trying to let pet owners know that if they are feeding their dog Canidae and their dog becomes ill, try feeding their
  • Aug 24, Got A Constipated Puppy?

    24 Aug 2014 | 8:55 pm
    All the help and advice you need to help a constipated puppy feel better fast. Learn all about the prevention, causes and treatment of canine constipation.
  • Aug 22, The Best Dog Beds for L, XL, & Giant Breeds!

    22 Aug 2014 | 8:42 am
    We own mostly BIG dogs, so finding a bed sturdy and robust enough to support them can be a challenge. But BigBarker dog beds fit the bill.... they carry a 10 YEAR 'CAN'T FLATTEN, WON'T FLATTEN WARRANTY! Yes, 10 years :) Made from 3 layers of superior, furniture-grade, American-made orthopedic foam and with an easy-to-remove microfiber cover. Perfect for big dogs, elderly dogs or those with hip/joint problems. There's one guaranteed to keep even the biggest of dogs comfy. With this quality of product PLUS the 10 year guarantee, these are beds you can't go wrong with. I'm going to be ordering…
  • Aug 12, Kong Squeez stick failure

    12 Aug 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Read these comments this morning and went out and bought the Squeez stick. Alfie, the small cockerpoo in my life, loves it so much that he has destroyed
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    Pawfun

  • A dog and an elephant – a most wonderful pair of friends

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

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

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

    BL Ochman
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:44 am
    Note to self: immediately purchse shark costume for Noni Kitty Ochman Post by 93.9 MIA.
  • A dog with perfect pitch

    BL Ochman
    15 Jul 2014 | 8:36 pm
    This White Shepherd, Wagner, is singing to Daft Punks’ “Get Lucky.” And he’s got perfet pitch.
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    Romeo The Cat - Funny Cats with a Cause

  • Happy Black Cat Appreciation Day!

    Romeo
    17 Aug 2014 | 11:19 am
    Believe me, Pug has been working it today. He’s no dummy.
  • Catastrophes Web Series Uses Humor to Help Homeless Cats

    Romeo
    4 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Bonjour, Guy! Photo credit: Catastrophes Great news, cat peeps (and cats)! A new web video series has launched that uses comedy to promote an important topic that is oh, so close to our hearts: adoption. CATastrophes recently made its debut on Discovery Digital Network’s Animalist.com. The series is the brainchild of Alana Grelyak and Michael Gabriele, a Chicago-based husband and wife film making team, along with actor and comedian Kris Flanagan. You may remember these guys from their other very funny videos, a couple of which were finalists in the Catdance Festival: CATalogue and…
  • Kitty Walks Boy to School Every Day

    Romeo
    19 Jul 2014 | 7:01 pm
    William and BFF Milly Moo. Photo credit: Caters I love the story of this sweet, sweet tabby cat named Milly Moo and her favorite little dude, William Dutton. According to the Daily Star, William, Milly Moo and their family live in Sandy, Bedfordshire, UK. William is three years old, just the age of my littlest human so this story is a favorite in our household. The little boy was super scared to start his first day of preschool at The Maple Tree Lower School back in April. William’s mom said he was so nervous and anxious but somehow, Milly Moo the cat knew just how to calm him down. The cat…
  • How to Choose a Scratching Post

    Romeo
    14 Jul 2014 | 11:13 pm
    Pugsley: Resident Scratcher Man The staff has been in an uproar lately because Pug has been scratching up the windowsills and female staff’s prized sea grass laundry hamper. And, every time the staff buys a new scratching post for us, it goes unused. I understand her frustration but humans aren’t always smart about cat products. In this instance, there are some things the staff needs to understand about choosing a scratching post. Here’s the thing: a scratching post isn’t just a fun toy for a cat. It’s actually a very critical tool that will keep your resident felines happy and…
  • Best Friends Animal Society 9 Lives for $9

    Romeo
    26 Jun 2014 | 8:57 pm
    If you’ve been thinking about adding another cat to your family and live near a Best Friends Animal Society location, this weekend is the time to do it! This weekend, all BFAS locations are running a special promotion through the end of June: 9 Lives for $9. Here’s what’s up at each center: Kanab, Utah — Best Friends Animal Sanctuary $9 for all cats and free transportation for first 15 cats adopted. Los Angeles — Best Friends Animal Society Pet Adoption Center $9 for all cats regardless of age; adopt one and get second cat for free NKLA Pet Adoption Center $9 for all…
 
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  • ANIMAL IMPRESSION CHALLENGE

    BFvsGF
    11 Aug 2014 | 4:02 pm
    ANIMAL IMPRESSION CHALLENGE Dope Fresh Nation T-Shirts - http://PrankvsPrankGear.com Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/PhillyChic5 http://twitter.com/JesseWelle Follow us on Inst... From: BFvsGF Views: 2099292 84845 ratings Time: 06:07 More in People & Blogs
  • The Bizarre Truth About Purebred Dogs (and Why Mutts Are Better) - Adam Ruins Everything

    CollegeHumor
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:21 pm
    The Bizarre Truth About Purebred Dogs (and Why Mutts Are Better) - Adam Ruins Everything Watch more Adam Ruins Everything here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuKg-WhduhkksJoqkj9aJEnN7v0mx8yxC For more information regarding the truth abou... From: CollegeHumor Views: 1909351 42001 ratings Time: 04:36 More in Comedy
  • Dear Kitten

    BuzzFeedVideo
    5 Jun 2014 | 11:00 am
    Dear Kitten Cats everywhere are promising big changes for a taste of wet cat food. What will your cat do? Tell us: http://www.IfYouFeedMe.com Subscribe to Friskies YouTu... From: BuzzFeedVideo Views: 15577186 108515 ratings Time: 02:58 More in Entertainment
  • Ellen Page Renames Ellen DeGeneres' Dogs

    TheEllenShow
    27 May 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Ellen Page Renames Ellen DeGeneres' Dogs The actress has taken to Instagram to rename her fans' pets. She took on our host's host of animals, on the show! From: TheEllenShow Views: 570225 5797 ratings Time: 02:05 More in Entertainment
  • An Inside Look at the Exotic Animal Trade: Profiles by VICE

    VICE
    19 May 2014 | 7:52 am
    An Inside Look at the Exotic Animal Trade: Profiles by VICE Check out the next VICE Profiles "ResERECTION: The Penis Implant" - http://www.vice.com/vice-profiles/reserection-the-penis-implant Wildlife trafficking is e... From: VICE Views: 571269 5246 ratings Time: 17:09 More in Entertainment
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  • Maroon 5 - Animals (Lyric Video)

    Maroon5VEVO
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Maroon 5 - Animals (Lyric Video) Pre-Order V on iTunes ft Animals: http://smarturl.it/M5V Music video by Maroon 5 performing Animals. (C) 2014 Interscope Records. From: Maroon5VEVO Views: 1676432 38667 ratings Time: 03:50 More in Music
  • 3 Animals That Are Smarter Than You Thought

    SciShow
    7 Jul 2014 | 4:51 pm
    3 Animals That Are Smarter Than You Thought Dolphins, crows, apes -- you know the drill about smart animals. But there are lots of animals that are smarter than you think. Not everyone thinks they're p... From: SciShow Views: 307985 11686 ratings Time: 04:27 More in Education
  • 10 Incredible Animals With Real Life SUPERPOWERS!

    Matthew Santoro
    5 Jul 2014 | 3:20 pm
    10 Incredible Animals With Real Life SUPERPOWERS! Subscribe! New videos every Saturday: http://bit.ly/Subscribenow Facebook (Like): http://fb.com/MatthewSantoroOfficial Facebook (Follow): http://fb.com/MatthewMSantoro Twitter: http://twitter.com/M... From: Matthew Santoro Views: 1991638 68847 ratings Time: 08:29 More in Education
  • VELOCIRAPTORS

    vlogbrothers
    1 Apr 2014 | 11:27 am
    VELOCIRAPTORS In which John allows his four-year-old son to choose a topic for today's video. And the topic is velociraptors, which turn out to be a surprisingly interesti... From: vlogbrothers Views: 525528 23223 ratings Time: 03:25 More in People & Blogs
  • Better Names For Body Parts

    JennaMarbles
    13 Feb 2014 | 2:44 am
    Better Names For Body Parts Website/tickets for Expload in Melbourne, Australia March 8th 2014: http://expload.com.au Expload Twitter https://twitter.com/exploadau Better Names For Food... From: JennaMarbles Views: 3180949 79226 ratings Time: 03:28 More in Comedy
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  • Celebrating Labor Day with your dog

    Mel
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:28 pm
    Today, September 1st, is Labor Day. This day, the first Monday in September, was set aside by Congress and President Grover Cleveland after the federal marshals and the Army killed 30 striking Pullman workers in 1894. This day is meant to recognize the American worker, and their contributions to our country. It’s not something we recognize […]
  • Black and White Sunday #95 – Eye on the cheese

    Mel
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:25 am
    My thanks to our hosts for this blog hop Dachshund Nola and Sugar The Golden Retriever. Unfortunately, WordPress.com doesn’t allow Java script so I can’t provide a direct link to the linky, but you can join here. Filed under: Black and White Sunday Blog Hop, Cupcake, Photos, Shelties Tagged: black and white photography, Black and White […]
  • Favorite Video Friday – Puppy wants to play with you kitty

    Mel
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:07 am
    Most of you already know that I have a fascination with dog behavior and dog body language. I usually love to share a video and identify all the little movements a dog makes in some specific situation and then share my summation of what I think the dog is saying. Today, however, I am just […]
  • Wordless Wednesday #202 – From the dog park (Summer)

    Mel
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Filed under: Dog Behavior, Dog Park, Photos, Wordless Wednesday Tagged: dog breeds, dog park, dogs, photography, Wordless Wednesday
  • Are some in the pet industry running scared?

    Mel
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:51 pm
    It appears that some in the pet industry may be running scared. Why? Because they just hired a big gun to lead their national lobby group. Yesterday, the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC), a lobby group for pet stores, puppy millers and pet product makers, announced  they had hired the former head of the American Society for […]
 
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    Way Cool Dogs!

  • Everything You Need to Know About Worming Your Dog

    WayCoolDogs
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Usually, worms are picked up through the environment that your dog spends his time in. If he plays in contaminated areas, then the worms can be ingested and this helps them to continue living. Worm eggs can actually still be dangerous in grass or soil after more than 2 years, even after the feces has been removed. Puppies are the most susceptible when it comes to worms. If their mother is infected with them, they can be born infected with them, or even passed on through milk. Read full post at Everything You Need to Know About Worming Your Dog More dog stories and info about dog health,…
  • The Science of Naming Your Dog

    WayCoolDogs
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:25 am
    Did you ever stop to think about the science of naming your dog? A dog name is not just a simple command; it is a title by which your dog will be referred to and what he or she will hear many times a day throughout their life. Believe it or not, some names are better than others for a dog to recognize and respond to. Read full post at The Science of Naming Your Dog More dog stories and info about dog health, training and news at Way Cool Dogs!
  • Homeless Dogs Fed by Machine-Donated Plastic Bottles

    WayCoolDogs
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:06 pm
    Homeless dogs and cats are fed by machine-donated plastic bottles in newly designed vending machines. Istanbul’s new donating animal vending machines, called the “Smart Recycling Boxes,” dispenses pet food to hungry homeless animals every time a person drops in a recyclable plastic bottle. They are referred to as a public recycling bin for dogs and […] Read full post at Homeless Dogs Fed by Machine-Donated Plastic Bottles More dog stories and info about dog health, training and news at Way Cool Dogs!
  • Ebola in Dogs

    WayCoolDogs
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:45 pm
    Reoccurring studies on Ebola in dogs offer the first evidence that dogs might be asymptomatically infected by Ebola virus in the wild, with the infected carcasses of chimpanzees, gorillas and certain forest antelopes found to be the original sources. Human infections appear to be secondary in the Ebola cycle, coming into contact with the diseased carcase in some manner. Read full post at Ebola in Dogs More dog stories and info about dog health, training and news at Way Cool Dogs!
  • Simple Ways to Test Dog Intelligence

    WayCoolDogs
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:47 pm
    Given the right training and encouragement, any dog with various levels of dog intelligence can be taught ‘new tricks’ and learn to improve their logic. So, if you want to test whether your dog might be the Albert Einstein of the canine world or an average dog with average dog intelligence, just follow our simple techniques below. Read full post at Simple Ways to Test Dog Intelligence More dog stories and info about dog health, training and news at Way Cool Dogs!
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  • Allergy season

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

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

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

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

    Hope
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:14 pm
    I love my dogs. A lot. I like spending time with them, doing "stuff" with them, and just hanging out.Yesterday I didn't like either one of them at all.Understand that most Sunday mornings without plans are devoted to "dog ablutions" - nails, teeth, ears, etc. Each dog doesn't take long, but when you take care of four (my sister's two and my two), it adds up to a couple/three hour chunk of time.Afterwards, I just wanted to relax.Roc was too hot, so I got the cool pack for him to lie on. He settled.Teddy jumped off the couch and started whining. Booker jumped on Teddy and a vigorous round of…
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    The Pet Psychic

  • Laura Out And About

    the Pet Psychic
    30 Aug 2014 | 4:02 pm
    Seamora eating left overs. Yum!
  • PODCAST: PET PSYCHIC RADIO 08-28-14

    the Pet Psychic
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:48 pm
      Ghosts, Pythons and Beer Oh My @ 03:27 – Seregn & pitbull Lola, where would ideally like to live? @ 10:41 – guest Jill Anderson & 8 pitbull puppies, Shadow’s Fund. @ 25:29 – Pat & hound Chance, parasites & moving, how is he? @ 37:33 – hosts Laura & Ai, Laura feels animals’ physical pains. @ 41:33 – hosts Laura & Ai, acid reflux, switch to grain-free diet. @ 42:16 – Stephanie & python Jormag, why gagging? @ 51:00 – Cathy & cat Mitsy, know who is turning on ceiling fan? @ 57:14 – Stormy,…
  • Boozer

    the Pet Psychic
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:57 am
    This is Boozer. He is 7 years old. He says, “I have this great idea to be a dog that climbs high on things. I want to do like obstacle trainings. Maybe walk on the top of cars. “
  • Stormy and Stephanie

    the Pet Psychic
    24 Aug 2014 | 10:42 am
                      Stormy receiving his Qigong treatment with our friend Stephanie. Stormy says, “It is so good to have healing friends. She came just for me. I’m feeling it healing me.”
  • Raven

    the Pet Psychic
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:51 am
    This is Raven. She is 1 years old. She has been in her new home for a couple of weeks. She says to her new people, “Its my right shoulder that got hurt. I didnt hurt it playing with my sister. I got stepped on by a big man. The kind of man that you think you should run from but instead you cower from. Do you know that this family talks about love and animals differently then the shelter? They talk about how I have consciousness and I can tell the difference between needing help an receiving help. I have received help.”
 
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    4 The Love of Animals

  • Healthy pets see their vets! #GetHealthyHappy

    Aimee
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:05 am
    What makes a healthy pet? Regular exercise, good food, and yes, regular visits with your veterinarian! According to a recent petMD poll, nearly 2 in 10 pet owners hadn’t visited their vet for a routine checkup in the past year. Sure a visit to the vet can be a bit stressful sometimes, but it’s so worthwhile! According to Dr. Ashley Gallagher, of Friendship Hospital for Animals in Washington, D.C., missing your pet’s yearly check up is like missing 5 years of checkups! You wouldn’t go that long without a check up, make sure your pet doesn’t either. Our dog Baby…
  • Dogs Rule, Nonchalantly

    Aimee
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:45 pm
    Happy National Dog Day friends! Although, if you have a dog you already know that everyday is national dog day! Dogs Rule, Nonchalantly is a lovely book full of art and words that celebrate everything that is awesome about dogs. Indeed, dogs do rule! The book was created by renown illustrator Mark Ulriksen, best known for his work for The New Yorker, where he has been a regular contributor since 1993, with more than 40 magazine covers to his credit. Mark’s paintings of dogs doing what dogs do best will delight anyone who loves animals. The truths about dogs will also make you smile. One…
  • Woof Wednesday: August

    Aimee
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:48 pm
    It’s hard to believe August is almost over already. Many human children are already back to school! Can you believe that? Hope you are squeezing as much fun out of what is left of summer while it’s still here. The post Woof Wednesday: August appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals.
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    Dancing Dog Blog

  • Back to Work: Vacation Is Over

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

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

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

    Mary Haight
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:29 pm
    Pet safety tips for Summer in the city with canine friends range from simple fixes like booties to keep those pads from getting burned by hot concrete, to the more elaborate cooling jackets that can help all dogs keep cool, but are especially useful for those who more easily succumb to heat, like our pals with short snouts and pushed in faces, Bulldogs, Shih Tzus, Pugs, Pekingese, and the like. But more on that later. Between the chaotic cacophony of gridlocked traffic spewing exhaust in the air, hot metal grates with gaping holes waiting to swallow some small dog’s limbs on a misstep,…
  • ASPCA’s No Pet Store Puppies Day

    Mary Haight
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:01 am
    ASPCA’s No Pet Store Puppies Day is heralded today as part of the on-going push to end the cruelty of puppy mills. By spreading the word that most dogs in pet shops are from puppy mills, the effort to end sales of puppies (and kittens) in pet shops grows stronger. Once the reality of that sweet doggy in the window is known, public enthusiasm to buy from a source that abuses breeder dogs for their “useful” lives wanes. A ban on sales of pets has been enacted in more than 50 cities (Best Friends) so far. An update on pet shops I wrote last year put the number of pet shops…
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  • How To Make Great Looking Videos for Your Pet Business In No Time Flat

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

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

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

    Joshua Cary
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:31 am
    What if you could easily give your potential clients exactly what they were hoping to discover on your website even before they arrived? Here’s what I mean… I love magic. I’m a big fan of all kinds of card tricks. You know those card tricks where you “pick a card, pick any card” and after a bit of story from the magician, your card amazingly appears in the most least expected of places? Obviously, we are not dealing with any supernatural work at play. We are dealing with a person (the magician) who used years of practice and technique to give you the exact end…
  • How Putting Up $38,000 For This Year’s Conference Scares the ‘Bejesus’ Out Of Me

    Joshua Cary
    9 Jul 2014 | 8:21 am
    Back in 2012, I had the opportunity to head to Vegas for a much needed break. While I’m never one to “turn off” completely, I knew that I’d love to be able to make some good ‘business’ use of my time away. One idea lead to another, and within just 2 months, I put together what became the 1st Annual PetSittingLIVE conference. It was over 2 full days, featured 8 speakers (including our good friend, Marcus Sheridan) and had 12 pet sitters over-joyed they showed up. It was a success on every level. And like a drug, I was ready for more! Since there were no…
 
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    Living With Infidels

  • Day 3 million in Exile (it sure feels like it)

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:27 am
    Well I haven't blogged in some time, the shrew was so busy with sorting out our old house so that we could sell and move on.  Eventually she announced that we were moving to Buckie, I became so excited!  FINALLY the shrew had realised my status in life and secured me a palace befitting my status, although I thought her rather crude calling THE palace "Buckie"!!You can imagine my dismay when I discovered we were not moving to the palace of my dreams but to a little Scottish fishing town in the Highlands! Thankfully the house is actually quite nice and best of all it sports a…
  • Day 497 in Exile

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

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

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

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

  • Tips for Traveling to the Vet’s Office

    Paris Permenter
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:50 pm
    We talk a lot about traveling with our dogs–but sometimes, as with this week, that travel isn’t a day trip or vacation. Instead, it’s a trip to the veterinarian’s office. As... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
  • For Joint, Skin, and Gut Health: Vivamune Health Chews

    Paris Permenter
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:55 pm
    In one more week, our dogs and cats will have completed a month on Vivamune Health Chews and we’ll be bringing you a full review. Created to provide a one-daily chew to assist with joint, skin,... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
  • Protecting Your Dog’s Paws on an Escalator

    Paris Permenter
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:02 pm
      Recently the San Francisco SPCA sent us a warning about a hazard that we know might surprise some pet parents: escalators. The warning noted that two SF SPCA hospitals, in the Mission and... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
  • Choosing a Dog-Friendly Car

    Paris Permenter
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:09 am
    Is your car dog-friendly? Will your dogs be a factor in your decision when purchasing your next car? This is a conversation we’ve been having a lot in our home. Both of our cars are older than... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
  • Adoptapalooza Takes Place September 7th in NYC

    Grace Sydney
    30 Aug 2014 | 12:20 pm
    September 7th will be a big day for dogs, cats and rabbits in The Big Apple who need forever homes as the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals and The Petco Foundation present Adoptapalooza... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
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    The Pet Wiki - New pages [en]

  • When Your Bird Screams

    Mamairis
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:51 am
    Mamairis: Are you inadvertently reinforcing your bird's screaming? With our busy lives, we sometimes look for easy solutions to problems, solutions that could exacerbate the problem. My daughter's Sun Conure, Shemesh, has learned that if he screams (and he's very loud), he'll get the attention and treats that he wants. Taking the path of least resistance, when company is present and/or we sit down to a meal, Shemesh knows if he starts screeching, he'll get his favorite treat, a piece of bread. Needless to say he's well trained, but not in a preferred way. Sometimes birds will scream in the…
  • Basic Physical Exam for Horses

    Mamairis
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:17 am
    Mamairis: Do you know what to do when your horse isn't feeling tip-top? Before you call your veterinarian, you should be armed with information that will help determine the seriousness of the problem. The basics of a physical examination include temperature, pulse rate and respiration as well as observation of any outward signs the horse may be displaying. The horse's temperature and heart rate can help the vet decide whether to come and examine your horse right away or tell you what to do until s/he arrives later. If your horse show signs of being unwell before you are about to leave home…
  • "Just a Pet"

    Mamairis
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:26 am
    Mamairis: Created page with "How many of you have heard these words - "it's just a dog" or a cat or a horse or substitute any beloved pet. They are like a knife in your heart. Some people, without real..." How many of you have heard these words - "it's just a dog" or a cat or a horse or substitute any beloved pet. They are like a knife in your heart. Some people, without realizing the pain they cause, tell us how foolish we are to spend so much money on an animal. Another of their favorites is that you can always get another one. To give them the benefit of the…
  • Elf Cat

    Mamairis
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:40 pm
    Mamairis: '''Where does the Elf Cat come from?''' Karen Nelson, in the United States, developed the Elf Cat, a cross between the American Curl and the hairless Sphynx. The American Curl is a hearty cat while the Sphynx can have heart disease. Ms. Nelson, after losing a pet Sphynx to heart problems decided to bring out the best of both breeds, creating a healthy and hypoallergenic cat. Ms. Nelson who suffers with cat allergies, began the breeding program in 2007. She found that hairless cats don't affect her allergies. Some people think the Elf Cat looks like Dobby from Harry Potter films,…
  • Saddles for Horses

    Mamairis
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:25 am
    Mamairis: While many people around the world still prefer riding bareback, most of us are more comfortable using saddles. There are many choices and it's important to select a saddle that is appropriate for your horse and for you. Riding schools and places that provide horses for riding paid by the hour use general purpose saddles. But if you own a horse, yoou can choose a saddle that fits you and your horse as well as the type of riding you do. The General Purpose Saddle used in riding schools is good for beginners and those a little farther along in their riding ability. They can be used…
 
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    Take Paws

  • Friday Pet Photo Challenge

    Amy Burkert
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    Welcome to the weekly GoPetFriendly.com photo challenge … where we post your pet travel pictures and you guess the dog friendly destinations! Last Week’s Winner Thanks to everyone who played last week, and congratulations to Rich W. of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania- he recognized this pet friendly destination as Oak Creek Canyon in Sedona, Arizona!We hope you enjoy your “Travels with Ty & Buster” calendar, Rich! Photo Copyright: Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them (@caluvsdogs on Instagram) Let’s See Your Photos … Mucho barko to Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them for…
  • We Can’t Get Enough of Pet Friendly Milwaukee

    Amy Burkert
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:38 am
    Going to Milwaukee feels like going home. It’s not just because I’m from Wisconsin. Or because I went to college in Milwaukee. This city has a vibe … a friendly, easy-going way that permeates the atmosphere and inoculates all who linger here. Time slows down a bit, and you pause to listen to the birds chirp in the neighborhood park, or watch the waves crash against the breaker wall on the lakeshore. It’s difficult to explain – like the feeling you get when you pull on your favorite sweatshirt. One night we went out to dinner and had a drink at the bar while we…
  • #TravelBuddy Photo Contest Starts Today!

    Amy Burkert
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:07 am
    If you’ve been hanging out around here, you already know that pets make the best travel partners. Whether it’s a trek to the Grand Canyon or a mosey down the street to the ice cream stand, they are always up for an adventure! The only thing that would be better is if we could get them to take the wheel for a while. I’m still grappling with how this happened, but I’ve double-checked the calendar and it’s true … Labor Day’s unofficial close of summer is only a week away. We know you’ve made some great memories with your travel buddy this summer, and…
  • Friday Pet Photo Challenge

    Amy Burkert
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:35 am
    Welcome to the weekly GoPetFriendly.com photo challenge … where we post your pet travel pictures and you guess the dog friendly destinations! Last Week’s Winner Thanks to everyone who played last week, and congratulations to Amanda A. of Guelph, Ontario- she recognized this pet friendly destination as Bass Harbor Light near Acadia National Park in Maine!We hope you enjoy your “Travels with Ty & Buster” calendar, Amanda! Photo Copyright: Tosha H. (@Theydel7 on Instagram) Let’s See Your Photos … Mucho barko to Tosha H. for sharing last week’s pet…
  • Infographic – Protecting Dogs From Heat Stroke

    Amy Burkert
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:35 am
    August has arrived, and many parts of the country are taking a direct hit with high heat and humidity – a combination that can be deadly for dogs. If your dog becomes overheated, quickly recognizing the symptoms and knowing how react could make all the difference. To help, we’ve teamed up with our friends atPetHub to bring you this infographic on preventing heat stroke in dogs: Planning a pet friendly trip of your own? We’ll make it easy: Pet Friendly Hotels | Pet Friendly Destinations | Pet Friendly Activities
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    Pawcurious: With Pet Lifestyle Expert and Veterinarian Dr. V.

  • The best day of the year is here!

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

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

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

    Dr. V
    4 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Ever since I was 15, my sister and I have used “Ebola” as a short form derivative of every bad bug we’ve ever gotten. “Oh god, I’ve been laid up all day with Ebola,” “that taco from last night gave me Ebola,” etc, etc. We were able to say it with such offhand tone because we knew that really, Ebola wasn’t exactly a threat here in Southern California. It was simply shorthand for “really sick.” After reading “The Hot Zone” I stopped saying the word at all. Faced with the visceral reality of what hemorrhaging out of…
  • Clean bill of health…

    Dr. V
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Can we talk about the fainting schnauzer video? We need to talk about it, because if there’s one thing I don’t get in this world, it’s the current trend for pets with a myriad of medical malfunctions or genetic issues becoming internet sensations. You’ve seen the video, I imagine. A dog is surprised by the owner she hasn’t seen in a year or two, and after freaking out for a few seconds she loses consciousness briefly. Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Attempting to head off criticism, Carson Daly helpfully interjects…
 
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    PetRelocation.com Blog

  • Pet News Round-Up: Pizza Cats and Sheep Dogs

    Caitlin Moore
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Okay, then: this fake Pizza Hut is run by cats (in Japan). You're on holiday. Can you/should you rescue that stray cat? The mystery of how dogs herd sheep. Crazy products you can buy to spoil your pet. How to relocate your pets to a new country. How to relocate yourself to a new country. Meet Mac and Bubba, two frequent pet travelers with lots of great tips to share.     Have a good weekend!
  • Photos & Info: Pet Quarantine in Brunei

    Pet Travel Questions
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Name: Lim Number of Pets: 1 Pet Type: Dog Pet Breed: Shih Tzu From: Kuala Lumpur To: Brunei Darussalam   Hi, I understand that dogs from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia have to be quarantined for a month at the quarantine centre in Brunei. I would just like to ask if you have had any clients who have moved their pets to Brunei before and used the quarantine centre? I'm quite worried as to what the facilities are like and how it would be for my pet when he gets here. I don't even know how it looks like in there, which worries me quite a bit. It would be great if you could offer me some…
  • Mac and Bubba's Adventures: Tips from a Pet Travel Pro

    PetRelocation.com Customer
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Many of our clients end up hiring us more than once for help with moving their pets. Due to a particular job or just a love for adventure, they find themselves needing to relocate every few years and, of course, need to bring their pets along with them. Mac and Bubba are getting ready to move for the second time with us (they've lived in Michigan, Mexico, and now they're off to Japan), and their owners have been amazing about passing along fun and informative pet travel details. We couldn't let such great info go unshared, so we asked them to divulge a few particularly helpful…
  • Questions about Dog Travel to Indonesia

    Pet Travel Questions
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:25 am
    Name: Sam Number of Pets: 1 Pet Type: Dog Pet Breed: Labrador From: Canada To: Indonesia   Hello, I am in need of help.... I need to understand the impact of a potential move. My dog is 7.5 years old. He is a British dog, with a British pet passport. He lived in UK, then came to Switzerland with us for 4 years, then to Canada for 2 years and now we have a potential move to Indonesia or back to the UK. He is key in our decision making. I worry about Indonesia, I worry about: - The journey - The quarantine - The paperwork - The cultural difference with regards to pets/dogs - The return to…
  • Can You Rent a Dog Travel Crate?

    Pet Travel Questions
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:19 am
    Name: Nicolae Number of Pets: 1 Pet Type: Medium Size Dog Pet Breed: Mixed Breed From: Romania To: USA   Dear PetRelocation, I've never flown internationally with my dog before. Does Lufthansa Airlines rent dog crates? Thanks, Nicolae   Hi Nicolae, Thanks for your question! First, here are a few basic international pet travel tips that may come in handy, and here are the pet import requirements for the United States. To answer your question, no, Lufthansa does not currently rent crates (and neither does any airline, to our knowledge). You'll need to buy your own…
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    Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews

  • Dog Food Secrets – How Healthy is the Dogs’ Food?

    naturaldogfoodseo
    30 Aug 2014 | 4:26 am
    Dog Food Secrets http://kmkm.dk/go/dogsecrets Before they end up in our shopping trolleys, most of us read the labels on our consumer products. We want the s… Dog Food Secrets – How Healthy is the Dogs’ Food? is a post from: Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews See also a free dog food cook book ...Dog Food Secrets – How Healthy is the Dogs’ 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: Dog Food Secrets For Healthy Dogs Dog…
  • Organic Dog Food

    naturaldogfoodseo
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:26 am
    Organic Dog Food . . . . . . . The best organic pet food brands revealed – Natural News www.naturalnews.com/028904_organic_pet_food.html‎ Jun 1, 2010 – (Natu… Video Rating: 0 / 5 Organic Dog Food is a post from: Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews See also a free dog food cook book - Recipes ...Organic Dog Food is a post from: Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews See also a free dog food cook book - Recipes For Dog Food Sponsored by this money making blog Natural Dog Food - Related posts: Free homemade dog food recipes How To Make Homemade Organic Dog Food – Healthy…
  • How To Feed Your Dog Healthy Leftover Food

    naturaldogfoodseo
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:34 am
    Feeding my dog healthy leftovers that won’t go wasted. Definitely better than the canned dog food which contains sodium and preservatives. Ingredients: Steam… http://www.TruthAboutYourDogsFood.com Homemade dog food and homemade dog treats are simple, cheap and healthy to make for your dog. Click here for free dog b… How To Feed Your Dog Healthy Leftover Food ...How To Feed Your Dog Healthy Leftover 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…
  • K-9 Kraving Raw Diet Dog Food

    naturaldogfoodseo
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:26 pm
    K-9 Kraving Raw Diet Dog Food. K-9 Kraving Raw Diet Dog Food is a post from: Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews See also a free dog food cook book - Recipes For Dog Food Sponsored by this money making blogK-9 Kraving Raw Diet Dog Food is a post from: Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews See also a free dog food cook book - Recipes For Dog Food Sponsored by this money making blog Natural Dog Food - Related posts: Feeding dogs on a raw food diet Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Diet Dry Dog Food Doggie treats homemade
  • Healthy Dog, Natural Dogfood, Animal Event 2014 Sunday, Englisch version

    naturaldogfoodseo
    14 Aug 2014 | 4:28 pm
    Healthy Dog, Natural Dogfood, Animal Event 2014 Sunday, Englisch version. Wellness Dog Food . . . . . . Wellness® – Healthy Dog and Cat Food www.wellnesspetfood.com/‎ See what our customers say about our quality healthy dog and cat… Healthy Dog, Natural Dogfood, Animal Event 2014 Sunday, Englisch version is a post from: Dog Natural ...Healthy Dog, Natural Dogfood, Animal Event 2014 Sunday, Englisch version 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…
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    Pets Teach Us So Much Blog™

  • Take a Cat Breed Quiz! Lots of fun!

    Vickie Fisher
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:09 am
    ME-wow! A beautiful cat! Well, with the popularity of quizzes on Facebook, I thought it might be fun to create some quizzes about TICA’s world of cats! So here is the first one. It’s all about some of the most popular breeds of long-haired cats in The International Cat Association. No matter what you score, I hope you’ll learn some new and interesting things about these beautiful cats. Have fun and happy quizzing! Vickie Fisher, President, TICA ENTER THE KITTY QUIZ ZONE HERE
  • Dogs, Dating and Assumptions

    Kimberly Gauthier
    23 Aug 2014 | 3:40 am
    Dogs, Dating and Assumptions I commute to and from work via train and sometimes have an opportunity to chat with people. This summer, I got to know a commuter who is traversing the adult dating world and it’s fascinating. Not only does dating not get easier as you get older, but as a dog blogger, I can’t help but make some correlations between his experience with dating to my experience raising dogs. False Advertising Won’t Go Away A phrase that I’ve noticed growing in popularity in the pet stores is “Made in the USA.” It used to be that the brands using…
  • Fitness with Your Dog

    Collen Demling
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:56 am
    Fitness With Fido Everyone in! (Photo: guardian.uk) We all want to look our best for those summer BBQ’s but it can be difficult ot stay motivated. Many studies show that having a workout partner can help a person stay on track with their fitness goals but did you know that the BEST fitness partner is your dog?  Here are some ways to get and keep your pup in shape as you do. Doggie Paddle With Your Pooch Not only is swimming fun and a great work out for both of you, its great for dogs with arthritis as well as dogs with short noses that are not efficient for breathing. Taking a dip in the…
  • The Benefits Keeping You and Your Dog Healthy and Happy

    Collen Demling
    13 Aug 2014 | 1:51 am
    Your dog will keep you happy and healthy The medical field is understanding more and more what us pet owners have known all along—dogs keep us healthy and happy. Happy Body–Numerous studies by the CDC and National Institute of Health have shown that pet ownership reduces heart rate, blood pressure, and cholesterol as well as increases serotonin levels in the body. Happy Feet- People who own dogs have to exercise, walk and play with them which means most owners get at least the minimum recommendation of 30 mins of exercise a day. This helps people to maintain a healthy weight or get into…
  • Pets Teach Us So Much Radio 139 with Robbin and Joseph Everett

    Lookie Lou & The TPPC.tv Crew
    12 Aug 2014 | 3:23 am
    ***Hi Guys, We have a  lot going on and a holiday planned.  We will resume our next show on Sept. 11. Thank you and enjoy the rest of your summer!***   Yikes! We are covering some hair raising, or fur raising topics this week including Ebola in animals!  Where did the ebola virus come from?  You might be shocked at the answer! Baby bats in bat blankets Plus we have our usual pet fun facts and news from around the world! Join us August 21 at 6:00 PM at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tppctv or any ol’ time on the download. PET PEOPLE ROCK AND WE WILL SEE YOU THEN.
 
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    FIDO Friendly

  • Laika Designer Collars Are Fun For FIDO

    susan@fidofriendly.com
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:09 am
    Laika designer collars are fun and stylish – and FIDO Friendly fans can save 20% when you design your own collar for your FIDO! Laika invites dog owners to create an original one-of-a-kind collar for their beloved Fido. Always thought your doggie would look pawfect in a hot pink collar decorated with sculls and hearts? Now you can use Laika's free online design tool and in 5 minutes design an...
  • Kurgo® Makes a Splash with New Skipping Stones

    susan@fidofriendly.com
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:11 am
    New brightly colored Skipping Stones provide hours of outdoor fun for pets and owners. Put that slimy old tennis ball down, because Kurgo® is changing fetch this summer with their new Skipping Stones, a floating fetch toy with a flat bottom, perfect for skipping across water. Great for dogs that love to swim, the new Skipping Stones are made with owners in mind, too.   “Fetch is an engaging...
  • Dog Lovers Pay It Forward With Fuel the Love – Fuel the Cure

    susan@fidofriendly.com
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    FIDO is so pleased to share how Zuke’s® Social Media Campaign has raised over $5000 to support The Dog and Cat Cancer Fund! Zuke’s, manufacturer of premium dog and cat treats, is pleased to announce that their annual “Fuel the Love – Fuel the Cure” campaign to support The Dog and Cat Cancer Fund (DCCFund) raised over $5000 for the organization this summer. Through the campaign, Zuke’s was able...
  • Who is Hungry?  See How Your FIDO Could Win 1000 Pounds of Kibble

    susan@fidofriendly.com
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:09 am
    Here is a FUN contest shared with us by our friends at PlexiDor – Check it out! PlexiDor, manufacturing high-quality performance pet doors since 1985, is giving away 1,000 lbs of Black Gold Premium Dog Food to a lucky winner, or to the rescue of their choice! Runners up will win Dunkin Donuts gift cards.   Visit plexidors.com/contest-2014 and submit a photo of your dog using any dog door.  It...
  • Vionic’s Active Men’s Walking Shoe - Comfort Cushioning and More

    susan@fidofriendly.com
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:07 am
    I really like this shoe! When first trying them on, they feel very different, but strangely comfortable. Feels like my feet are floating and are great for hours of comfort. The water-resistant Endurance walking shoe is full of technology. It has bio-mechanically contoured, motion control footbed made from dual-density EVA for stability in the rear foot and cushioning in the heel and first Ray...
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    Dog Jaunt

  • Tomales Bay, CA dog-friendly hotel and restaurant: Nick’s Cove

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

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

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

    Mary-Alice
    7 Jul 2014 | 11:55 am
    Speaking of reader Giuliana (responsible for my last post about JetBlue’s recent pet policy change), it’s high time I passed on her report about the pet relief area at Dallas Fort Worth International’s (DFW) Terminal C. You may recall that I’ve located and written about two of the pet relief areas serving DFW’s Terminal D, but I didn’t have time to get to the other areas at Terminals A and C. I asked for reports from any of you passing through DFW, and Giuliana responded to the call. Thank goodness she did, because DFW’s website is very thin on…
  • JetBlue now lets you reserve on-line an in-cabin spot for your pet dog

    Mary-Alice
    2 Jul 2014 | 2:40 pm
    This is a two-part update, and I owe both parts to reader Giuliana, who wrote first to tell me that JetBlue now allows you to reserve an in-cabin spot for your pet online. As of at least June 16, the language on JetBlue’s JetPaws page stated that “Pets can be booked online or you can call 1-800-JETBLUE (538-2583).” That’s unusual — previously, of the major U.S. airlines, only Virgin America and United (carried over from Continental’s policy) let you make your pet’s reservation at the same time you make your own online reservation. I celebrated noisily on…
 
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    Miniature Schnauzer Blog

  • CoCo-licious

    21 Aug 2014 | 5:37 am
    Hi, my name is Coco and I am 2 1/2 years old. I was adopted when I was 9 weeks old and have been in my forever home ever since. My mom calls me Coco-licious
  • At Home Dog Checkup and Health Chart

    17 Aug 2014 | 3:16 am
    Learn how to perform a dog checkup at home. FREE dog check-up chart to record and monitor any changes in your Miniature Schnauzer. 10 areas to check weekly from head to tail, so he stays healthy.
  • The rescued model!

    17 Aug 2014 | 1:28 am
    Woof woof = Hey everyone! My name is Cali and I'm 1 yr old. I was originally adopted about 6 months ago and I ought to say, I love my family a lot!
  • Rescued my little Roma

    17 Aug 2014 | 1:19 am
    I found my mini on-line. A breeder had dropped off 14 puppies, from 2 litters, at a nearby shelter. All the pups were so scared. When I saw some of the
  • My soulmate, my life.

    10 Aug 2014 | 7:14 am
    From puppy to old man, I loved him more than anything or anyone in the world. I would have died or killed for him, that is how much he meant to me.
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    GrouchyPuppy® Blog | Dog Lovers Source

  • 12th Annual 'Cancerversary' Raises Money and Celebrates Family Dog Rescue Founders Survival

    Sharon
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:10 am
    In 2002, Family Dog Rescue’s founder Angela Padilla was diagnosed with a very aggressive, high-risk case of breast cancer. Angela’s two rescued dogs became her devoted caretakers. Family Dog Rescue's Cancerversary: Angela's Story   Angela had rescued Mollie and Hooch from local Animal Control Centers when they were 5-months old and 6-years old respectively and their bond was unbreakable. Never leaving her side, they would snuggle close to her after treatments, their love and unspoken support helping relieve the nausea, exhaustion, and pain of the therapy. Angela…
  • I've known you for such a long time

    Sharon
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:15 pm
    It's hard to believe she was surrendered to a shelter. When I look at my dog today, it feels like we were given an unexpected gift from the San Francisco SPCA all those years ago. I didn't expect to find such an amazing dog. I was hoping for a buddy but instead found my best friend.  Now that Cleo is slowing down, I'm grateful for the chance to show her that I will stand by her just like she stuck by me. In rain or shine. She's been a gift. Our life together is a result from taking a leap of faith. We both had to let go of our fears and trust in each other. As our…
  • How many ways can you celebrate National Dog Day today?

    Sharon
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:25 am
    This holiday is every day at our house but August 26, 2014 is officially National Dog Day and we're spending it with our favorite senior dog Cleo! How will you celebrate? An extra meaty bone or maybe if you've an older dog like we do, lots of quiet cuddles...   Don't miss out on anything, get the Grouchy Puppy blog delivered by email. Sign up here! Related articles Senior dogs make us better kids: Why old dogs are the best dogs Senior Dog Month: What's so great about Cleo? Appreciate the contributions older dogs and senior citizens make 8 reasons why I'm…
 
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    BorderWars

  • Dog Days of Summer

    Christopher
    8 Aug 2014 | 5:57 am
    The “dog days” are the stretch of time in midsummer when the combined heat and humidity make the afternoons unbearable and send humans and dogs alike seeking shelter in cool shade or the forgetfulness of a sultry siesta. The dog days gestalt is an ancient concept in Western culture dating back at least to the Iliad, the oldest work of Western literature (~800 BC).  Homer uses an allusion to the dog star Sirius no less than three times to describe the sun’s rays off brilliant bronze armor, evoking not only the brightest star but also the concomitant ill fortune and death…
  • The US Gov’t sucks at Bio-Containment

    Christopher
    5 Aug 2014 | 1:54 am
    Questioning the decision to bring two live, infected, and contagious US citizens home for treatment of their Ebola is not simply fear mongering or hysteria: there is a perfectly rational risk-averse calculation that can be made without raising one’s blood pressure and calling down the end of the world. In fact, a simple review of the documented risk of accidental infection by medical professionals and even highly secure government bio-hazard facilities should leave one with ample reason to remain skeptical of the decision to treat these people on American soil. Hint: we’ve already…
  • Ebola Coming to America? No Thanks!

    Christopher
    3 Aug 2014 | 10:29 pm
    It’s like a cute [&] ampersand that will make your insides leak out of your orifices. For the first time in history a live human with infectious Ebola virus has set foot on American soil, and another one is on her way here.  While there is some alarmist thinking surrounding the event, I fall firmly on the side of OH HELZ NO when it comes to importing the virus for the sake of treating the two infected charity workers who were somehow exposed at about the same time while treating Ebola victims in Africa. Why? Because despite the minute chance of an accident or release of the virus…
  • Why Border Collies? Transcript and Gallery

    Christopher
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:11 am
    The following is an image gallery and transcript of Episode 001 of the WarHorn which you can listen to with the embedded player on this post: The WarHorn Podcast: Why Border Collies? GALLERY: TRANSCRIPT: Greetings, I’m Christopher Landauer, the author behind Border-Wars and in this inaugural edition of the War Horn, a new podcast to accompany the articles published on border-wars.com,  I’d like to answer the question: “Why Border Collies?” to give you insight in to how I got in to the breed and why I’m so passionate about them. In up coming editions of the War…
  • The WarHorn Podcast: Why Border Collies?

    Christopher
    12 Jul 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Exciting news, Border-Wars fans: Today is the launch of the inaugural episode of The WarHorn, a dog culture podcast! Like the blog, the podcast will tackle dog culture, breeding ethics, and health & genetics in companion animals. With a focus on Border Collies, canine registries, pedigree abuses, inbreeding, rescue and shelters, dog sports, conformation shows, sheep trials, coat color genetics, legislation and dog breed history and myths, the WarHorn is an audio companion to the articles on Border-Wars. The first episode is called “Why Border Collies?” wherein I answer the…
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    VPI Hambone Award

  • 2014 Wackiest Pet Names Revealed

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

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

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

    admin
    10 Jun 2014 | 1:54 pm
    More than two hundred people and their pooches came out to Washington Park in Denver, Colo. on June 8 to support and raise funds for pet cancer research at the fourth annual Denver VPI K9K Cancer Awareness Walk. Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation’s first and largest provider of pet health insurance, hosted the 3K (1.8 miles) walk, which raised nearly $17,000 to benefit the Animal Cancer Foundation (ACF), a non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for cancer by funding research in comparative oncology, the study of naturally occurring cancers in pets and people. Since…
  • Going Fur World Cup Gold

    admin
    9 Jun 2014 | 3:22 pm
    Is your German shepherd pulling for the German national soccer team? Is your American bulldog rooting for the “Stars and Stripes?” Is your Yorkshire terrier cheering on Wayne Rooney? As elite teams from around the world gather in Brazil for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™, many of the 32 countries competing are represented by dog breeds that most of us recognize but may not know their country of origin. In the spirit of the World Cup, Veterinary Pet Insurance, the nation’s first and largest provider of pet health insurance, recently reviewed its database of more than 500,000 insured pets to…
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  • Ways To Select The Right Shedding Canine Brush

    Alex
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:42 pm
    Shedding Dog Brush Canines are great however when they start shedding, you absolutely want shedding dog brush to handle this horrible condition. So, how do you tackle finding the best shedding brush for your pet? 1. Consider The Type of Canine That You Have Each kind has various length of coats. Therefore, each kind requires a various sort of brush. 2. Consider The Principle Of The Shedding Brush A sheddingRelated Posts:A Flexible Pet Shedding Tool That Lessens Shedding By 95%Cat Hairball Remover For Cats & Dogs-Video ReviewThe iGroom Pet Grooming Comb Is The Ideal Grooming Comb…
  • Dog Training Tips That Every Pet Owner Should Know

    MinervaW
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:27 am
    Both your dog and your possessions are important to you. With pets, it’s a bit more difficult to instill this appreciation for your property — especially if it appears particularly tasty to your dog. Read on to find out how to train your dog so your life can be less stressful. Never reinforce your dog’s bad behaviors. This means don’t give your dog treats or attention for something he shouldRelated Posts:Canine Training Tips That Can Work For You!Training Your Puppy Is Not Just About Teaching Proper…The Basic Commands Of Excellent Dog TrainingIs Your Dog…
  • Techniques And Hints For Effective Training Your Dog

    MinervaW
    30 Aug 2014 | 3:03 am
    Many folks work to keep their home clean, and a large part of doing so is making your your dog is thoroughly trained. However, there are many people who lack the knowledge to train their dog properly. This is achieved by learning all you can about training your dog. You will find lots of assistance to achieve this in the following article. You need to establish predictable feeding practices withRelated Posts:Train Your Dog To Obey Your CommandsAdvice For Training A Happy And Healthy DogWays You To Can Be More Effective With Your Dog TrainingGreat Advice On How To Best Train Your DogTraining…
  • Do You Want Your Dog To Have The Best Training?

    MinervaW
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:10 am
    A dog can be trained to stop negative behavior such as growling and barking. The information ahead will allow for not only correcting, but hopefully removing these bad habits as well. A dog can be turned into the ideal pet with the right training. Crate train your puppy in small steps, so that the training is most effective. Eventually they will become comfortable with the crate and you can thenRelated Posts:Canine Training Tips And Secrets For The BeginnerThe Right Age For Training Your New Puppy.Training Tips For Happy And Obedient DogsTraining Your Dog Does Not Have To Be HardStupid Dog?
  • Puppy Training Basics That Everyone Should Know

    MinervaW
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:57 pm
    New puppies are amazing creatures full of love. In the weeks that follow, that joy can turn into frustration. You will just think about how you got into this as you clean a mess all over again. You can bring back that joy you felt at the beginning by teaching your new dog how to behave. The below article will provide some excellent dog training tips so that you canRelated Posts:A Well-Trained Dog Is A Happy, Safe And Healthy Dog!The Basics Of Potty Training Your New DogDog Training Tips And Tricks You Can UseTrain Your Dog To Be Well-Behaved With These TipsHow To Train Your Dog And Have Fun…
 
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    Pets Adviser

  • Cat Breed Profile: Himalayan

    Kristine Lacoste
    30 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    By Kristine Lacoste, Pets Adviser Although there is a lot of grooming involved with this cat breed, the Himalayan is sweet, relaxed and affectionate. Read the full article at Pets Adviser here: Cat Breed Profile: Himalayan
  • Get Rid of Dog Hair Tumbleweeds Once and For All

    Melissa Smith
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    By Melissa Smith, Pets Adviser Does your floor look like a canine Wild West with dog hair tumbleweeds everywhere? Read these tips for eliminating them for good. Read the full article at Pets Adviser here: Get Rid of Dog Hair Tumbleweeds Once and For All
  • What Causes Fainting in a Dog? (And What Should You Do?)

    Dr. Pippa Elliott, BVMS, MRCVS
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    By Dr. Pippa Elliott, BVMS, MRCVS, Pets Adviser The underlying causes of fainting in dogs range in seriousness. Read this to learn more about the possible causes and how to handle fainting. Read the full article at Pets Adviser here: What Causes Fainting in a Dog? (And What Should You Do?)
  • Laundry Detergent Pods Are Toxic to Pets and Children

    Dr. Debora Lichtenberg, VMD
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    By Dr. Debora Lichtenberg, VMD, Pets Adviser One bite of these concentrated packets of laundry detergent can cause serious, potentially life-threatening injury. Even worse: They look like toys. Read the full article at Pets Adviser here: Laundry Detergent Pods Are Toxic to Pets and Children
  • 6 Labor Day Weekend Dog Activities

    Tamar Love Grande
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    By Tamar Love Grande, Pets Adviser Summer is ending soon (gasp!), so now is the time to plan some fun with your dog. Here are some great ideas for a pet-friendly Labor Day weekend. Read the full article at Pets Adviser here: 6 Labor Day Weekend Dog Activities
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  • Despite Slow Start With Small Dogs Meetup Group

    Clint Cora
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Small Dogs Meetup Group So my new dog Meetup group called Mississauga GTA Small Dogs Outings has been up and running for several weeks now and we have just over 30 members (dog owners).  However, even as I’m running dog outings each week, the turnout at our events has been very poor with the vast majority of them with no other members besides myself coming out. Despite this slow start with my small dogs Meetup group, the main objective for me at least, has still been achieved.  The main goal of this dog Meetup group was to get some more regular doggie friends for my two Lhasa Apso…
  • Do You Let Your Dog Slobber Sneeze Snort All Over You?

    Clint Cora
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:14 am
    Dog Slobber And Sneezing I just realized something – for the last nine years I’ve been letting my two Lhasa Apso dogs Chester and Roxie slobber, sneeze and snort all over me.  Most dogs will slobber and sneeze but Lhasa Apsos are particularly nasal active as I recall my previous ones Pepper and Max were like that as well. Of course sometimes when their faces are up close to mine, they end up slobbering, sneezing, snorting or maybe all of the above at the same time all over my face.  Sometimes I might go ‘ew!’ but in hindsight, that’s about as far as I go.  I…
  • Well Behaved Dog Means Pleasant Vet Visits

    Clint Cora
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:21 am
    Well Behaved Dog For Vet Visits One of the great benefits to making sure that your dog gets proper obedience training especially started young as a puppy, is knowing that any vet visits will be drama and stress free.  I can see during my observations at the vet clinic that many dogs do not do well during their visits.  They are nervous and uncooperative. My two Lhasa Apsos Chester and Roxie on the other hand, seem to just love going to the vet.  In fact, I think they might even understand the words ‘Auntie Helen’ and ‘Dr Bagnell’.  Helen is one of the vet…
  • Good Dreams About Dogs

    Clint Cora
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:44 am
    Dreams About Dogs Do you ever have dreams about dogs?  Well I just had a very nice dream the other night that I just have to share. It was about my very first Lhasa Apso dog Pepper whom I lost way back in 1994 which is twenty years ago.  Sometimes I still cannot believe that Pepper has been gone for so long and I always hope that he will always be in my memories. Anyway, in this dream I had, Pepper actually came back to hang out with me and my current two Lhasa Apso dogs Chester and Roxie.  Instead of everyone jumping around like crazy, it was just a pleasant laid back type of time in this…
  • Good Dog Agility Jumps Training Session

    Clint Cora
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:36 am
    Dog Agility Jumps Training I had previously mentioned that I wanted my two Lhasa Apsos Chester and Roxie to go through more agility training.  Now that they are both nine years old, I want to do more activities with them that exercise not only their bodies but also their minds. Dog agility training activities are highly recommended for this purpose as not only do these make dogs exercise, but also make them think on the spot.  Training sessions also creates stronger bonds between dogs and their owners as these are quality times. So I recently finished building two dog agility jumps with PVC…
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    The Pet Health Care Gazette

  • Make Your Cat’s Carrier a Home Away from Home (and Make Life Easier for Both of You)

    Lorie Huston, DVM
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:03 am
    One of the most common complaints I hear as a veterinarian is how difficult it is for many cat owners to get their cat to the veterinarian (or anywhere else outside of the home, for that matter.) The chief reason these owners have difficulty is because their cat does not like the carrier and is often hard to actually get into the carrier. Being able to get your cat into and out of the carrier when needed is a necessity though. Cats need regular veterinary care and, in order to get to the veterinarian, a cat carrier is essential. There’s also the fact that, should an emergency occur that…
  • Travel with Your Pet Safely (Infographic)

    Lorie Huston, DVM
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:28 am
    This weekend is a long holiday weekend here in the United States, as most of you already know. As with many other long weekends, many pet owners plan to travel to visit friends or family and spend time together. And many pet owners will bring pets along for the trip as well. The folks at DVM MultiMedia have kindly provided the following infographic that contains some tips you might find useful. We thank DVM MultiMedia for the advice and hope all of you enjoy the weekend. Though we encourage pet travel, we also urge you make sure your pet travels with you in safety and comfort.
  • Feliway – What Is It and What Does It Do?

    Lorie Huston, DVM
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:04 pm
    Feliway is a product that I recommend on an almost daily basis in my practice of veterinary medicine dealing with cats. It is a product that many cat owners could use to their cat’s benefit but it is also a product with which many cat owners seem unfamiliar. What Is Feliway Feliway is a synthetic version a pheromone called the feline facial pheromone. Essentially, a pheromone is chemical that is secreted naturally by your cat’s body. It is a scent that only your cat and other cats will detect. You will not be able to smell or otherwise detect the substance. As a cat owner and/or…
  • How to Recognize Heat Stroke and What To Do (Infographic)

    Lorie Huston, DVM
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:50 pm
    Heat stroke can be easily be a lethal condition. Learn the symptoms to watch for and what to do if you think your dog is suffering from heat stroke in this simple but educational infographic provided by the kind folks at Pets Best. The infographic lists the symptoms that you might see if your pet is experiencing heat stroke. It also describes what to do if you think your pet is in the midst of a heat stroke. Regardless of your pet’s behavior after taking steps to cool him/her, always consult with your veterinarian. In fact, ideally you should already be on your way to the nearest…
  • Ticks and Pets – Looking Beyond Lyme Disease #Seresto

    Lorie Huston, DVM
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:28 pm
    When it comes to ticks and tick-borne disease, most pet owners are aware of the existence of Lyme disease and the fact that Lyme disease can be passed to pets, particularly dogs, and their people through a tick bite. However, many pet owners don’t realize that Lyme disease is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to tick-borne diseases. In fact, there are many diseases that can be carried and transmitted by ticks. In the area where I practice, ehrlichiosis and anaplasmosis are perhaps not as commonly diagnosed as Lyme disease (or at least dogs do not test positive as often).
 
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    Blog.birdsupplies.com

  • Flockin Back To School

    diane
    24 Aug 2014 | 11:25 am
    This slideshow customized with Smilebox The post Flockin Back To School appeared first on Blog.birdsupplies.com. Related posts: #SummerOfParrots For The Love Of Birds Truely in Her New Pak O Bird Carrier Flying Parrots | The Freedom Of Flight
  • Road Trip With Parrots & More

    diane
    17 Aug 2014 | 6:06 am
    I Have My Own Back Seat Driver…. On just about any given day at the park or the beach, you will find several dog owners playing with their beloved four legged children. Some are small in size and then there are those so big they can barely walk, let alone run. Some cities, even have […] The post Road Trip With Parrots & More appeared first on Blog.birdsupplies.com. Related posts: Parrot Lovers Cruise Interstate Travel with Pet Birds Traveling with Your Bird
  • The Parrot Care Quiz

    Diane Burroughs
    17 Aug 2014 | 4:40 am
    Parrots are exciting and unique pets, and can truly be a friend for life if they’re cared for properly. Since you’re reading this, it’s safe to assume that you only want the very best for your bird. Because there are so many minute aspects of avian care, though, it’s easy to overlook important points even […] The post The Parrot Care Quiz appeared first on Blog.birdsupplies.com. Related posts: Where In The World Would Your Bird Sleep? Canary Care To Help My Bird Sing How One Customer Manages Her Birds’ Allergies
  • The Parrot Quiz #1 Test Your Knowledge

    diane
    17 Aug 2014 | 1:54 am
    Parrots are exciting and unique pets, and can truly be a friend for life if they’re cared for properly. Since you’re reading this, it’s safe to assume that you only want the very best for your bird. Because there are so many minute aspects of avian care, though, it’s easy to overlook important points even […] The post The Parrot Quiz #1 Test Your Knowledge appeared first on Blog.birdsupplies.com. Related posts: The Parrot Care Quiz Fruits & Veggies in the Parrot Diet How One Customer Manages Her Birds’ Allergies
  • Is Polly Ignoring Your Bird Training?

    Diane Burroughs
    11 Aug 2014 | 7:03 am
    So, you adopted a pet parrot and things were going swell with the training and getting your parrot used to the home. Now, all of a sudden your parrot is ignoring your training techniques and methods. You are losing your cool and you may not know what to do. You may even be to the […] The post Is Polly Ignoring Your Bird Training? appeared first on Blog.birdsupplies.com. Related posts: Top 5 Bird Treats for Training Bird Tricks Positive Parrot Training Techniques and Recent Research Parrot Rescue: Why Birds End Up Being Relinquished
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    The Pet Health Care Gazette

  • Make Your Cat’s Carrier a Home Away from Home (and Make Life Easier for Both of You)

    Lorie Huston, DVM
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:03 am
    One of the most common complaints I hear as a veterinarian is how difficult it is for many cat owners to get their cat to the veterinarian (or anywhere else outside of the home, for that matter.) The chief reason these owners have difficulty is because their cat does not like the carrier and is often hard to actually get into the carrier. Being able to get your cat into and out of the carrier when needed is a necessity though. Cats need regular veterinary care and, in order to get to the veterinarian, a cat carrier is essential. There’s also the fact that, should an emergency occur that…
  • Travel with Your Pet Safely (Infographic)

    Lorie Huston, DVM
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:28 am
    This weekend is a long holiday weekend here in the United States, as most of you already know. As with many other long weekends, many pet owners plan to travel to visit friends or family and spend time together. And many pet owners will bring pets along for the trip as well. The folks at DVM MultiMedia have kindly provided the following infographic that contains some tips you might find useful. We thank DVM MultiMedia for the advice and hope all of you enjoy the weekend. Though we encourage pet travel, we also urge you make sure your pet travels with you in safety and comfort.
  • Feliway – What Is It and What Does It Do?

    Lorie Huston, DVM
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:04 pm
    Feliway is a product that I recommend on an almost daily basis in my practice of veterinary medicine dealing with cats. It is a product that many cat owners could use to their cat’s benefit but it is also a product with which many cat owners seem unfamiliar. What Is Feliway Feliway is a synthetic version a pheromone called the feline facial pheromone. Essentially, a pheromone is chemical that is secreted naturally by your cat’s body. It is a scent that only your cat and other cats will detect. You will not be able to smell or otherwise detect the substance. As a cat owner and/or…
  • How to Recognize Heat Stroke and What To Do (Infographic)

    Lorie Huston, DVM
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:50 pm
    Heat stroke can be easily be a lethal condition. Learn the symptoms to watch for and what to do if you think your dog is suffering from heat stroke in this simple but educational infographic provided by the kind folks at Pets Best. The infographic lists the symptoms that you might see if your pet is experiencing heat stroke. It also describes what to do if you think your pet is in the midst of a heat stroke. Regardless of your pet’s behavior after taking steps to cool him/her, always consult with your veterinarian. In fact, ideally you should already be on your way to the nearest…
  • Ticks and Pets – Looking Beyond Lyme Disease #Seresto

    Lorie Huston, DVM
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:28 pm
    When it comes to ticks and tick-borne disease, most pet owners are aware of the existence of Lyme disease and the fact that Lyme disease can be passed to pets, particularly dogs, and their people through a tick bite. However, many pet owners don’t realize that Lyme disease is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to tick-borne diseases. In fact, there are many diseases that can be carried and transmitted by ticks. In the area where I practice, ehrlichiosis and anaplasmosis are perhaps not as commonly diagnosed as Lyme disease (or at least dogs do not test positive as often).
 
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  • 12th Annual 'Cancerversary' Raises Money and Celebrates Family Dog Rescue Founders Survival

    Sharon
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:10 am
    In 2002, Family Dog Rescue’s founder Angela Padilla was diagnosed with a very aggressive, high-risk case of breast cancer. Angela’s two rescued dogs became her devoted caretakers. Family Dog Rescue's Cancerversary: Angela's Story   Angela had rescued Mollie and Hooch from local Animal Control Centers when they were 5-months old and 6-years old respectively and their bond was unbreakable. Never leaving her side, they would snuggle close to her after treatments, their love and unspoken support helping relieve the nausea, exhaustion, and pain of the therapy. Angela…
  • I've known you for such a long time

    Sharon
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:15 pm
    It's hard to believe she was surrendered to a shelter. When I look at my dog today, it feels like we were given an unexpected gift from the San Francisco SPCA all those years ago. I didn't expect to find such an amazing dog. I was hoping for a buddy but instead found my best friend.  Now that Cleo is slowing down, I'm grateful for the chance to show her that I will stand by her just like she stuck by me. In rain or shine. She's been a gift. Our life together is a result from taking a leap of faith. We both had to let go of our fears and trust in each other. As our…
  • How many ways can you celebrate National Dog Day today?

    Sharon
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:25 am
    This holiday is every day at our house but August 26, 2014 is officially National Dog Day and we're spending it with our favorite senior dog Cleo! How will you celebrate? An extra meaty bone or maybe if you've an older dog like we do, lots of quiet cuddles...   Don't miss out on anything, get the Grouchy Puppy blog delivered by email. Sign up here! Related articles Senior dogs make us better kids: Why old dogs are the best dogs Senior Dog Month: What's so great about Cleo? Appreciate the contributions older dogs and senior citizens make 8 reasons why I'm…
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    Trupanion Blog on Pet Health & Care Advice, Tips and Feature Articles

  • Trupanion Reviews – Week of 8/29

    Stacy
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    thank you TRUPANION! you just paid my surgery and made my family’s life so much easier. you are the best company! my mommy has recommended your company to all her coworkers! woof and many blessings to you all! Love, Max … Continue reading →
  • Pet-Friendly Plants and Flowers

    Guest Blogger
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    In many ways, having a pet is like having a child. We place pads on the corners of tables and lock cabinets so the kids do not taste the Drano, but our pets need a different kind of protection. Plants … Continue reading →
  • Always There To Help Him Heal

    Kathryn
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Our dog Mustard has been to the veterinarian a lot in the first years of his life! At 10 months of age, Mustard began limping on his front leg. On his first birthday, he was diagnosed with elbow dysplasia and had … Continue reading →
  • Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Macadamia nut ingestion

    Stacy
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Cooper the 11-month-old mixed-breed dog recently followed his nose right into some macadamia nuts, which are unfortunately poisonous to dogs. Symptoms of macadamia nut ingestion include weakness, depression, vomiting, and tremors. If a dog has recently ingested macadamia nuts, treatment … Continue reading →
  • Trupanion Reviews – Week of 8/22

    Stacy
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    I love @Trupanion I honestly don’t know what I’d do without it! Thank you Trupanion for all that you’ve done for all my furry babies, because of you all my babies get the care they need to stay healthy and happy! =] #trupanion#petinsurance #reliable … Continue reading →
 
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  • my canine kids PRECISION FIT harness review & giveaway

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

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

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

    Rebecca Braglio
    5 Aug 2014 | 7:25 am
    Philadelphia’s only senior-animal dedicated rescue group, City of Elderly Love, is in the running to win $5,000! PetPartners, Inc. is giving away $5,000 on October 1st to someone that fits the Animaltarian criteria. What’s an “Animaltarian” you say? An Animaltarian is someone who donates their services, runs a rescue or animal-rescue type organizations, service dog and therapeutic horse program. Casting your vote is easy – just click a button. No registraton, email, nothing required. Local Philly animal lover Erin Doody is a true Animaltarian. Committed to saving…
  • Dash’s Weight Loss Journey Wrap Up #HillsPet

    Rebecca Braglio
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:41 am
    It’s been a few months and Dash is still hovering around the 9 pound mark. It seems that last one pound is extra sticky and just doesn’t want to budge. But I’m okay with that, for now. My little guy has made a huge transformation since he started eating the Hill’s Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution. I feel bad now that I was so resistant to putting him on a food geared towards weight loss for dogs…I just believed that it was a marketing gimmick. I also was not a fan of Hill’s, to be honest. But now that I’ve experienced first hand how this food helped…
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  • Despite Slow Start With Small Dogs Meetup Group

    Clint Cora
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Small Dogs Meetup Group So my new dog Meetup group called Mississauga GTA Small Dogs Outings has been up and running for several weeks now and we have just over 30 members (dog owners).  However, even as I’m running dog outings each week, the turnout at our events has been very poor with the vast majority of them with no other members besides myself coming out. Despite this slow start with my small dogs Meetup group, the main objective for me at least, has still been achieved.  The main goal of this dog Meetup group was to get some more regular doggie friends for my two Lhasa Apso…
  • Do You Let Your Dog Slobber Sneeze Snort All Over You?

    Clint Cora
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:14 am
    Dog Slobber And Sneezing I just realized something – for the last nine years I’ve been letting my two Lhasa Apso dogs Chester and Roxie slobber, sneeze and snort all over me.  Most dogs will slobber and sneeze but Lhasa Apsos are particularly nasal active as I recall my previous ones Pepper and Max were like that as well. Of course sometimes when their faces are up close to mine, they end up slobbering, sneezing, snorting or maybe all of the above at the same time all over my face.  Sometimes I might go ‘ew!’ but in hindsight, that’s about as far as I go.  I…
  • Well Behaved Dog Means Pleasant Vet Visits

    Clint Cora
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:21 am
    Well Behaved Dog For Vet Visits One of the great benefits to making sure that your dog gets proper obedience training especially started young as a puppy, is knowing that any vet visits will be drama and stress free.  I can see during my observations at the vet clinic that many dogs do not do well during their visits.  They are nervous and uncooperative. My two Lhasa Apsos Chester and Roxie on the other hand, seem to just love going to the vet.  In fact, I think they might even understand the words ‘Auntie Helen’ and ‘Dr Bagnell’.  Helen is one of the vet…
  • Good Dreams About Dogs

    Clint Cora
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:44 am
    Dreams About Dogs Do you ever have dreams about dogs?  Well I just had a very nice dream the other night that I just have to share. It was about my very first Lhasa Apso dog Pepper whom I lost way back in 1994 which is twenty years ago.  Sometimes I still cannot believe that Pepper has been gone for so long and I always hope that he will always be in my memories. Anyway, in this dream I had, Pepper actually came back to hang out with me and my current two Lhasa Apso dogs Chester and Roxie.  Instead of everyone jumping around like crazy, it was just a pleasant laid back type of time in this…
  • Good Dog Agility Jumps Training Session

    Clint Cora
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:36 am
    Dog Agility Jumps Training I had previously mentioned that I wanted my two Lhasa Apsos Chester and Roxie to go through more agility training.  Now that they are both nine years old, I want to do more activities with them that exercise not only their bodies but also their minds. Dog agility training activities are highly recommended for this purpose as not only do these make dogs exercise, but also make them think on the spot.  Training sessions also creates stronger bonds between dogs and their owners as these are quality times. So I recently finished building two dog agility jumps with PVC…
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  • Adopt Liberty Belle a Black Pit Bull Dog in Kansas City

    31 Aug 2014 | 8:56 am
    This gorgeous girl is Liberty Belle.  She's a 3 1/2 year old Pit Bull Terrier mix.  She was transferred to Wayside Waifs from another shelter that was running out of space.  These days she's one of the Waif Runners and she loves doing tricks.Here's Liberty Belle's adoption letter: I bet you're here because you saw that gorgeous picture of me, right? Well guess what?! I am pleased you stopped by! My name as you can see is Liberty Bell. I'm a 3 year old American Pit Bull Terrier mix, and let me just say I'm an energetic sweetheart! I was transferred in from another shelter…
  • Puppy Dog Version This Is How We Do by Katy Perry | Dog Song Saturday

    29 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Not only is it Saturday, so time for a dog song at Talking Dogs, it is also summer and we're feeling silly.  Blame it on Mother Nature and her scorching temperatures.  After we've done a rain dance or two, we just feel like laughing.  Join us with the puppy version of the Katy Perry hit This Is How We Do.  Yep, another bark out loud parody from The Pet Collective.Don't sit or heel (bow chicka bow wow).  Just grab a dog.  Relax and enjoy This Is How We Do - the doggie version. Then fetch more dogs songs.  You'll be surprised at how many we've found!
  • Tennis Ball Dog Jewelry at For Love of a Dog

    28 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Yesterday I announced the August giveaway winner of a copper Fetch Dog Bone Necklace.  This giveaway provoked a lot of interest and special orders, including one from someone intending to use it as memorial jewelry.  Their pittie, Rocky, loved tennis balls, so I personalized the dog bone with Rocky's name instead of fetch.  What a wonderful idea!It's not only retrievers who love a good game of fetch, plus many of my jewelry pieces can be personalized as memorial jewelry.  In fact, any of these bracelets and necklaces can be personalized with your dog's name.The tennis ball…
  • August #Giveaway Winner of the Fetch Dog Bone Necklace

    28 Aug 2014 | 3:50 am
    Congratulations toRachael HenzmanShe was selected at random by Rafflecopter from 1,840 entriesas the winner of our For Love of a Dog Jewelry August Giveawayand will receive a copper Fetch Dog Bone Necklacefrom For Love of a Dog Jewelry!Thanks so much to everyone who entered our giveaway!Want to make sure you know about all of our giveaways?Fetch our Talking Dogs Giveaway Page and follow us on Facebookand you'll be the first to know about our July giveaway.Of course, you don't have to wait for a giveaway to enjoy a piece of my handcrafted jewelry!  Shop For Love of a Dog!
  • The Dog Days of Summer According to Rudy | Wordless Wednesday

    26 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
     First you play.Then you relax by an AC vent.There you have it:  the dog days of summer according to Rudy!Rudy thinks you should enter our August giveaway! 
 
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    Dogs Now Puppies for Sale

  • blue, rust Doberman pinscher puppies.

    31 Aug 2014 | 4:47 pm
    Akc Doberman.Blue/Rust.Exceptional pedigree.Sires Dam is a Champion racing sled dog in Russia!This puppy is going to be huge.He is large boned,nice head,nice top line.Comes with 1st set of shots tail and dew claws removed and has been wormed.
  • good companion Rottweiler puppies.

    31 Aug 2014 | 4:47 pm
    Awesome pup,This Girl is comes with full AKC.She has great bloodlines some of the CH's in her bloodlines are chewbacca's Dallas V Hubbartthof,BH, Chewbacca Vom Mayhaus,schH2,CH von Traegar dalzsha v Whelan Jgnd CH Asha Vom Heidenblut Ken V Sternbogen SchH3,FH/IPO3ELFI V Limesbad,SchH1 just to name a few there are lots more.The dams mother is also ofa hip certifed Excellent.Both her parents hips are good. Sire Von Derluftkoff also has good pedigree goes back to Jordans bodde vom Limesbarr von sarco's Being in Trouble and many more.There are also several Ofa's in his pedigree.Pups tail is…
  • Tiny pomeranian puppies for sale in so california

    31 Aug 2014 | 11:01 am
    We have several tiny pomeranian puppies for sale in california. Lots of pomeranian colors to choose from including parti colored pomeranians, merle, black and tan, wolf sable pomeranians, red, chocolate, orange, cream, white pomeranians, black and silver, blue and tan poms and even some very unique piebald parti colored pomeranian puppies. If you are looking for a tiny pomeranian puppy who's been raised in a home environment, comes with references ,checked by a vet , up to date vaccines/wormings, comes with a 1 yr guarantee (per contract) has a teddy bear face, short cobby body, huge coats,…
  • Chocolate Triple Carrier AKC English Bulldog STUD Service

    31 Aug 2014 | 9:44 am
    Bulldog Pros Silas, A Gorgeous Chocolate, Triple Carrier, AKC English Bulldog Is Now Available For Stud Service. This Boy Has Many Desirable Traits To Pass Onto His Babies! From His Large Head Shoulders, Wide Chest, Thick Legs, Heavy Wrinkles Great Temperament, He Produces Some Amazing Puppies! He Is A Triple Color Carrier Of Blue, Black Tri Chocolate, Making Him Capable Of Also Producing Puppies In A Range Of Beautiful Rare Colors, Including Dark Chocolate Tri, Chocolate Fawn, Blue Sable, Blue Tri, Black Tri, Lilac And More! And Every Puppy He Sires, Regardless Of The Female, Will Be A…
  • Mini Schnauzers Puppies

    31 Aug 2014 | 9:12 am
    CKC REG Miniature Schnauzer Puppies. Salt Pepper, black silver and, solid black, 4 males and 2 females. All puppies come with their 1st set of shots, tails docked, dew claws removed, dewormed, microchip, full registration, and 48 hour health guarantee. Puppies will be Vet checked to ensure their health at 6 weeks of age. Both parents live in our home. Dad is salt n pepper and mom is Black. The mother weighs 12lbs and the dad 17lbs. Schnauzers are non-shedding and great with kids!!! They bring lots of fun and happiness to the family. We are currently taking deposits of 100 to hold the puppy of…
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    Petplan USA Blog

  • is your dog experiencing muscle stiffness? this parasite could be the cause

    29 Aug 2014 | 5:05 am
    Muscle stiffness, tremors and seizures all have many possible underlying causes, but a tiny parasite could actually be the source of the issue if your dog is experiencing these symptoms. Neosporosis is a very uncommon medical condition caused by the protozoal parasite Neospora caninum. Dogs and coyotes are the definitive host for this disease. While cats can be infected experimentally, no natural cases have been seen.   Because neosporosis is so uncommon, it’s not really understood all that well. In fact, until relatively recently, it was confused with toxoplasmosis, the well-known…
  • suddenly asleep: is your dog up one minute and collapsed the next?

    27 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    If you’ve ever had a new little one in the house (be it four or two legged), chances are you’ve had more than a few sleepless nights. When you’re in the thick of raising an infant or a puppy, night time can seem to last forever. And when the sun finally comes up, you feel like you could fall asleep standing up.   Some dogs have this problem, too. Though they sleep soundly all night long, a condition called narcolepsy will have them catching cat naps all day long or falling asleep in their dinner!   Narcolepsy is an inherited condition that is almost always present…
  • could your labor day picnic make your pet sick?

    25 Aug 2014 | 9:28 am
    In veterinary medicine, as in human medicine, we talk a lot about prevention. There is no better way to keep our pets (and ourselves) healthy than preventing illness or injury in the first place. From lifesaving vaccinations to lifesaving parasite preventatives, prevention is the way to go!   Throughout the summer, we’ve been enjoying outdoor parties, grilling out and dining al fresco. With a few weeks of cookouts and picnics left (and holidays on the horizon), this is a perfect time to talk about preventing one very common (and very serious) illness—pancreatitis.   As…
  • has your pet taken antibiotics or steroids? you’ll want to read this!

    22 Aug 2014 | 3:29 am
    I just recently finished a course of antibiotics for a chronic sinus infection, and while I feel so much better because of them, side effects of the medication are lingering. As you know, our bodies are full of beneficial bacteria. When we take antibiotics for bacteria causing us illness, our levels of good bacteria take a hit, too, and often we are left with effects like gastrointestinal upset until our bodies get back in balance. My experience this go around with antibiotics got me thinking about side effects of common medications in our pets.   The two most commonly prescribed…
  • sudden paralysis during play: what every pet parent needs to know

    20 Aug 2014 | 4:07 am
    Dogs love to play. There’s nothing quite like the joy that dances across the faces of our canine friends while they are hard at play, whether frolicking on the beach or chasing a frisbee across an open field. Of course, most of our feline friends also enjoy play from time to time, but so often their dignified natures wouldn’t dare betray their aloof reputations with even so much of a joyous twinkle of the eye.   Nothing turns a raucous play session into a time of panic quite like an injury, though. We’ve talked some about injuries sustained during play. The most common…
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    Your Old Dog

  • Is Trifexis Really Safe for Dogs and Cats?

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

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

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

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

    janie knetzer
    1 May 2014 | 7:03 pm
    As much as we may love our dogs, we might also wonder about some of their stranger habits and mannerisms. Among the most commonly questioned of these behaviors is that of “acting hungry,” which tends to happen even after our pooches have been fed particularly big meals. Almost everyone with a dog has experienced this […]
 
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    Fidose of Reality

  • 20 Dogs Who Labor for Labor Day

    Carol Bryant
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Labor Day weekend is here, so with a long weekend ahead, we are dedicating this blog post to dogs who labor, er, at least who labor with carts, in, around, or utilizing carts in some capacity. We’ve got 20 dogs who prove they can labor for Labor Day! When Jen DeHaan and I launched our #DogsWithCarts  idea, we had no idea the reaction it would garner. To paraphrase Sally Fields, you like us, you really like us. (those younger than I, please Google that reference). So here are 20 dogs who labor over this long Labor Day weekend. Every month #DogsWithCarts will continue, as this rolls…
  • Could Your Dog Have Panniculitis?

    Guest Fidose Blogger
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:43 pm
    In an ongoing effort to share real news from real dog parents in order to help Fidose of Reality readers, today we proudly present a true story of a life-threatening illness that plagued Thurmie, the Dachshund of Devri King of Kansas. Here, in her own words and pictures, Devri shares the tale of Thurmie’s panniculitis diagnosis. In early April of this year, I noticed a large lump on my dog’s cheek. I immediately took him to our vet. It was identified as an abscess, and he was running a temperature of 103.9, so it was decided that he would need to spend the night in the Animal ER for…
  • Miracle Multi-Use Product for Dogs

    Carol Bryant
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:34 pm
    Every now and then a pet product comes along that stops us in our tracks. When something is functional, affordable, adorable, and makes us say, “Why didn’t we think of that,” this is something we want to share with Fidose of Reality dog lovers of the highest order. We’ve discovered a miracle product for dogs. Our Puppy Relations Manager, Dexter, has undergone two leg surgeries in the past year. Both times, on discharge, an E-collar aka “cone” was given to us with orders for Dexter to wear it in his postoperative period. The last thing you want is for a dog…
  • Cat Mom Needs Dog Help for #NationalDogDay

    Carol Bryant
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Can each of you give $5 today because you love dogs and want to help a pooch in need? Pet lovers are all connected in some way, shape, or form on #NationalDogDay: No matter what pet you love or what you call that pet, we’re connected. When cat mom/cat blogger, Robin Olson of Covered in Cat Hair.com contacted me about helping a dog in need, the hairs on the back of my neck stood up. We are connected, I thought to myself….all of us in some way, shape, or form. So happy #NationalDogDay to you, Robin Olson, for reaching out to help not just any dog in need, but a Cocker…
  • The Age Old Old Age Dog Dilemma

    Carol Bryant
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:41 am
    “Your dog is so cute, how old is she?” How many of you can relate to hearing that phrase uttered within seconds of meeting someone new? Perhaps you are the person doing the uttering? We don’t ask fellow human beings how old they are within moments of meeting them, so what then, exactly is the fascination with a dog’s age? The Reality The age-old adage that one year of a dog’s life is the equivalent of seven years to a human. We now this not to be true. There is even an online conversion scale to help determine your dog’s true human age. Of course, a dog’s genes, breed , size,…
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  • A Dog’s Guide To Humans + 3 More FREE Kindle Dog Books

    Mama
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:50 am
    This week’s roundup of FREE eBooks features 4 new books about dogs! Perfect for anyone who has a dog, is thinking about adopting a dog, or just wants to learn more about our canine companions. Free titles change frequently and without warning, so be sure to snag these FREE eBook downloads while they are available at no cost. Kindle NOT required: You can read them on a Kindle or any tablet, PC, laptop, Smartphone or other web-enabled device using one of the free Kindle Reading Apps. In case you don’t already know how it works: Once you own the book, it’s added to your library and is…
  • SmartyKat Collapsible Cat Tunnel + More Deals for Cats and Their People

    Mama
    30 Aug 2014 | 10:02 am
    Happy CAT-urday everybody! Daisy and I have rounded up some great new deals for you and your furry feline friends. In addition to the great discounts, most of these items are also eligible for free shipping so it’s a great chance to spoil your kitty! Remember to always verify final price before confirming your order, as prices can change at any time. Click the links below to jump directly to each item. Deals for Cats and Kittens Fancy Feast Gravy Lovers Cat Food Variety Pack of 24 $12.99 ($19.94 reg) SmartyKat CrackleChute Collapsible Tunnel Cat Toy $7.88 ($23.30 reg) Petstages Tower of…
  • Earn Up To $50 FREE Doggyloot Credit To Spend On Your Dog

    Mama
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:28 am
    Doggyloot is having a Labor Day Special and they’re paying YOU to shop for your dog! Now thru 11:59pm CST on 9/1, you’ll earn free credit for everything you purchase on doggyloot.com. Free Shipping is always included, too: Spend $30 and Get $5 FREE to Spend Spend $50 and Get $10 FREE to Spend Spend $95 and Get $25 FREE to Spend Spend $180 and Get $50 FREE to Spend Your free doggyloot credit will apply to your next order and expires 9/21. Visit doggyloot HERE to shop all their great deals for dogs, including toys, treats, accessories and more!
  • Petco Promo Code: 15% OFF + FREE Shipping {Ends 8/31}

    Mama
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:20 am
    Petco has kicked off their Labor Day special early with a discount of 15% on pet supplies, plus FREE Shipping on orders of $49 or more. You’ll need to order by Sunday, 8/31 and use Petco Promo Code holiday at checkout. Go HERE to read the rules and restrictions on this promotion and start shopping. Ideas for using your Petco Discount Code: New Natural Balance Dental Chews and Treats Snag a deal at the 20-40% OFF Best Deals Page Up to 30% OFF at the Pet Sports Fan Zone Get 30% OFF Cat Toys Up to 30% OFF Bird Treats Visit Petco now to start shopping for treats, toys and other…
  • Dog Décor and Gifts for Dog Lovers

    Mama
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:42 am
    Dog lovers, stop by Zulily.com today or tomorrow and check out the special sale event they have going on with up to 70% OFF cute home accessories and gifts. You’ll find wall art, throw pillows, frames, desk accessories, mugs and more for every dog enthusiast in your life. The sale ends tomorrow night, so be sure to head on over to Zulily now and snag some deals! Gifts start from just $5.99 with most items ranging from $7.99 to $29.99. As with all Zulily sales, this one is members only, but it’s free to join HERE.
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  • National Dog Day

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

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

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

    Admin
    11 Aug 2014 | 11:53 am
    Bunk no longer begs! Well, at least not when I am eating alone at the table. He is still very much a nuisance for someone else in the house, but I’m not going to name names :). Why is Bunk no longer annoying me at the table? Why does he no longer beg incessantly and […]
  • A Different View

    Bunk the Pug
    3 Aug 2014 | 11:40 am
    The world looks so different when you’re laying upside down in the bed! Good thing kibble looks the same from all directions; or else, I’d be super confused!  Happy Sunday!
 
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    To Dog With Love

  • Getting a Start on Our First Full Agility Season

    To Dog With Love
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Rocco flies over a jump at our last trialthis past MayWe're busy preparing for the fall agility trial season, and this weekend we head to Chicopee Woods in Gainesville, Ga., for the USDAA trial.This will be Rocco's first full agility season, so we're excited to get going! We had an awesome practice on Tuesday night and now we're in our taper.We're trying to be really conscious not to over train so that Rocco will be fresh and ready to go on Saturday.So that means that the rest of this week we're doing some light running, walks, some back yard play and a little bit of jump training in the…
  • Twitter Party Alert from Fido's Freebie Friday!

    To Dog With Love
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Welcome to another edition of Fido's Freebie Friday (FFF), the weekly giveaway blog hop for all things pet!Rocco gives the Twitter Party prizes a high paw!We're busy behind the scenes with Event Barkers working on our next Twitter Party… one that will be packed with fun and great prizes! We can't unveil the sponsor and details yet, but come back on Monday, Sept. 1 and you'll find all the details here and on DogTipper and All Things Dog Blog. It'll be another Twitter Party not to miss! Rocco's been testing out the goodies and he gives them a hearty paws up!  On Monday, you can…
  • Why Regular Vet Visits Matter for Healthy Pets #GetHealthyHappy

    To Dog With Love
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    I can't imagine missing an annual checkup, for either me or my dog.  It's just something we've always done and something I automatically schedule each year. Yet, according to a recent petMD poll, nearly 2 in 10 pet owners hadn't visited their vet for a routine checkup in the past year.Dr. Ashley Gallagher, vet at the Friendship Hospital for Animals in Washington, D.C., says that's a big deal… because missing even one yearly exam for your pet is roughly equivalent to you going five years between checkups! And that means lots of missed opportunities to spot potential problems at their…
  • Chicago Dog Walk to Oz Park

    To Dog With Love
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Last weekend we were visiting family in Chicago and we always like to meet up with our Chicago dog pals while we're there.We also love traveling to Chicago because it's a great walking city and Rocco and I love our morning walks along the lakefront.This time we took a different route to meet up with our pals Sugar the Golden Retriever and Dolly the Doxie. We planned to meet up at Oz Park, a lovely little city park with a Wizard of Oz theme. Even though the park is fairly close to Lincoln Park, my usual place to walk in Chicago, I had never been there.And, since it was the weekend of the…
  • Fido's Freebie Friday Beats the Heat

    To Dog With Love
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Welcome to another edition of Fido's Freebie Friday (FFF), the weekly giveaway blog hop for all things pet!We had a great time in Chicago last week, and we even got to enjoy a bit of sweater weather. It sure was nice to get a little breather from the Atlanta heat.Rocco and I enjoyed our early morning lakefront walks -- it was only 60 degrees in the morning and windy, of course! And we met up with our pals Dolly the Doxie and Sugar the Golden Retriever, too!As always, check out the selection of this week's giveaways in the Fido's Freebie Friday Blog Hop below. You can enter them…
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  • Petplan July prize draw winner: Battersea Old Windsor

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

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

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

    Petplan
    6 Aug 2014 | 4:42 am
    The school summer holidays are in full swing and, while many of you will have booked your holiday months ago, there will still be some looking around for last minute deals. However, choosing whether to go half board or all-inclusive is just one summer problem for pet owners – deciding if your pet should go with you can often cause headaches. Do you think your animal deserves a pet-friendly holiday? Or do you think it’s best to leave them at home? We’ve taken a look at both sides of the debate – but what do you think? “Under the Animal Welfare Act you have a legal responsibility…
  • Petplan June prize draw winner: North of England Siamese Cat Rescue

    Petplan
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:56 am
    The North of England Siamese Cat Rescue is the latest charity to benefit from Petplan’s monthly £500 prize draw. The charity is a labour of love for founder Pauline Crenshaw who started the rescue more than 20 years ago and continues to do brilliant work in rescuing and rehoming Siamese and Oriental cats. We spoke to Pauline about what her work entails and her plans for the future… Hi, Pauline, why did you first get involved with rescuing Siamese and Oriental cats? “I was given a Siamese cat by my husband just after my son was born 43 years ago and have loved them ever since. “I used…
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  • K9 Magazine Issue 75

    K9 Magazine
    13 Aug 2014 | 1:59 am
    Inside this edition of K9 Magazine…. Talking Point: 14 Best Dog Photobombs Puppy Series: Can You Feed Your Puppy A Raw Diet? Lifestyle: Interview With Barbara Zatler Talking Point: A View from Brazil Best Dog Products: Training Special K9 Health: Canine Dental Care - Signs Your Dog May Have A Problem Talking Point: The Puppy Farm Problem – Who’s […]K9 Magazine Issue 75 is an article from: K9 Magazine
  • Book Club: Judy – A Dog in a Million

    K9 Magazine
    11 Aug 2014 | 4:44 am
    Damien Lewis is a bestselling writer and sometimes war reporter, and the author of the newly-published Judy – A Dog in a Million. Judy’s story resonated so much with him he wanted to share her trials and tribulations with the world, bringing her colourful and heartwarming story to life in his new book. Here Damien […]Book Club: Judy – A Dog in a Million is an article from: K9 Magazine
  • Can You Feed Your Puppy a Raw Diet?

    K9 Magazine
    9 Aug 2014 | 3:02 am
    Puppies are a lot of work for their new owners. They need vaccinations, worming treatment, neutering and careful socialisation with other dogs. Nutrition is particularly important in a growing canine; if mistakes are made at this age, the consequences could affect the dog for the rest of his life. Some people prefer to feed their puppies a […]Can You Feed Your Puppy a Raw Diet? is an article from: K9 Magazine
  • Best Dog Training Products

    K9 Magazine
    9 Aug 2014 | 2:49 am
    We’re always on the hunt for the best dog products available and we suddenly thought – what’s the point in us knowing if we don’t tell you? Continuing K9 Magazine’s Best Dog Products series, we’ve been delving into the world of dog training and so selected a few of the best dog training essentials we think […]Best Dog Training Products is an article from: K9 Magazine
  • Common Canine Dental Health Problems (& How To Prevent)

    K9 Magazine
    9 Aug 2014 | 2:37 am
    Your dog’s dental health is paramount to his general health. In the wild, an unhealthy mouth normally means certain death – with no ability to eat or hunt, well, you can imagine the fate of the wild dog. Fortunately for our own dogs, if they have an oral health problem, we can help to solve […]Common Canine Dental Health Problems (& How To Prevent) is an article from: K9 Magazine
 
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  • The Curse Of A Perfect Dog

    Pamela Douglas Webster
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:19 am
    I read dog stories every day. I love seeing pictures of Sage seeking out mud with the efficiency of a heat-seeking missile. And reading about Delilah stealing popcorn while no one is looking. But I’m also jealous. It isn’t easy when your dog is Little Miss Perfect. She never digs in the garbage, surfs the counters for […]
  • Honey Shows Her Wild Side – Wordless Wednesday

    Pamela Douglas Webster
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:44 am
    Honey is a gentle girl. But sometimes her wild side comes out and she thinks she’s a beast tearing the guts out of her prey. See?    
  • Conversations With My Dog

    Pamela Douglas Webster
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:36 am
    If you live near my house, you’ve heard the following exchange drifting out the open windows. And yes, this post reflects actual conversations with my dog. Honey (downstairs): “Woof.” Pamela (upstairs): “You don’t say.” Honey: “Woof. Woof. Woof, woof, woof, woof.” Pamela: “Really? And then what did you say?” Honey: “Woof. Woof. Woof.” Pamela: “She said what?” Honey: […]
  • Do You Look Like Your Dog?

    Pamela Douglas Webster
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:40 am
    We all know people and their dogs look alike. After all, check out Winston Churchill and his bulldog. Except Churchill had poodles. So do people really look like their dogs? Or is it an urban myth? Ask Science If People Look Like Their Dogs Some scientists had extra grant money hanging around. So they decided to experiment […]
  • The Poopy Puppy Pouch of Death

    Pamela Douglas Webster
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:24 am
    Me: “What’s that smell?” Mike: “Smells like swiss cheese.” Me: “It smells like POOP!” And so it begins. Pondering the puzzling putrescence that pounded our perceptions. I hadn’t been in the basement for the past few days. So putting my bike away after sailing was my first exposure to the fetid odor that clung to the […]
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  • Proposed Guidelines for Breeders to Reduce Instance of Syringomyelia in Toy Breeds

    James Watts
    10 Aug 2014 | 11:53 am
    A recent study conducted at the University of Bristol, supervised by Dr. Clare Rusbridge, has identified two significant risk factors for the development of a painful neurological disease in Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. The findings implicate certain aspects of skull shape in the onset of syringomyelia, a painful condition more common in toy breeds, including the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Chihuahua Syringomyelia occurs when cavities or cysts form in the spinal cord. Over time, these cavities can elongate, causing damage to the spinal cord. Syringomyelia is usually a secondary…
  • Bob Martin to Tackle Permethrin Poisoning in Cats

    James Watts
    2 Aug 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Pet health company, Bob Martin, has taken action to remove their permethrin-based flea treatments from general sale to reduce the misuse of these products. Permethrin based flea treatments are widely available, but strictly for canine use only as they are toxic to cats. However, through mistake or misunderstanding these products are still occasionally used on cats. As a result permethrin poisoning is currently the most commonly reported cause of feline poisoning worldwide. Bob Martin has already voluntarily removed permethrin from their ‘Spot-On’ range, using the less toxic…
  • Feline Upper Respiratory Tract Infections (Cat Flu)

    James Watts
    20 Jul 2014 | 4:16 am
    Feline upper respiratory tract infections are a common health problem amongst cats. Infections of the feline upper respiratory tract are described as ‘cat flu’. Unlike human flu, which is caused by the influenza virus, cat flu can be caused by a number of different viruses and bacteria. The two most common causes of feline upper respiratory tract infections are feline herpesvirus (FHV-1) and feline calicivirus (FCV), together these viruses account for more than 80% of all instances of cat flu. See below for more about the symptoms of cat flu or the treatment of cat flu. The…
  • Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD)

    James Watts
    8 Jun 2014 | 10:57 am
    Feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD) is the term used to describe a range of diseases with similar symptoms that affect the lower urinary tract of male and female cats. FLUTD is one of the most common health implications affecting cats, estimated to affect over 1% of the total cat population. Fortunately, with treatment, the prognosis for FLUTD is good even when the underlying cause is unknown. However, recurrence rates are high, which is why it is important to understand the potential environmental issues that could be contributing to the disease and how to manage them. The prevalence…
  • PFMA Pet Obesity Report 2014: A Nation of Fat Cats and Dogs

    James Watts
    6 Apr 2014 | 6:38 am
    A new pet obesity report, ‘Pet Obesity: Five Years On’ published by the PFMA (Pet food manufacturers’ association) uncovers how the problem of pet obesity has developed over the past five years. Despite various awareness campaigns, reports and incentives, each year there seems to be an upward trend in the prevalence of pet obesity. Obesity in pets is a real problem and contributes towards much worse health conditions including arthritis, diabetes and heart disease. Despite this 63% of owners say there are more important health risks than obesity. PFMA’s Pet Obesity: Five Years On,…
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    Life with Cerebellar Hypoplasia Cats

  • Consider Helping CH Cats via This Fundraising Opportunity

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

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

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

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

    Amanda
    8 Jun 2014 | 11:08 am
    Do you want to know something I’m thankful for today? I never cease to be amazed and thankful for all of you. A few months ago, Lori wrote in and shared that ever since she adopted her CH cat Willow a few years ago, she’s been reading the blog and has picked up a number of great tips. Consequently, she felt it was time to share Willow’s story. Here we go! “I have two other cats, one of which is special needs with a missing foot. I was looking for another special needs kitten when I ran across an entry in Petfinder.com for three sibling kittens that were being fostered…
 
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  • New dog collars, cat collars, leashes, harnesses, charms.

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

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

    Dog Collar Fancy
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:02 pm
    Beautiful one inch wide white Christmas dog collar with a very special custom design of candy cane stripes in clear and siam ruby crystal. Includes jeweled buckle. Talk about Christmas Bling! This is a very high end looking collar for the Christmas holidays. Great for Valentines Day too! Candy Cane Crystal 1 inch Dog Collar.
  • Hand made dog dresses

    Dog Collar Fancy
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:31 am
    NEWLY ADDED! Hand made Dog Dresses Fancy dog dresses sure to get attention! We also do custom dog dresses, so please feel free to contact us. Our dog dresses are all hand made, easy care, easy wear. Made in the USA. Hand made dog dresses.
  • Potty Train Your Dog Within 7 Days!

    Dog Collar Fancy
    13 Aug 2014 | 7:17 pm
    7 Days to have your dog potty trained! Discover the Potty Training Secrets that “Will Have Your Dog Potty Trained Within Just 7 Days!”Immediately end the frustration and stress of dealing with “accidents! We Guarantee it! FIND OUT MORE
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  • The Benefits of Adopting an Adult Dog

    VetDepot
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:34 am
    Unfortunately, some people have the idea that adult dogs in shelters are damaged goods. They must have ended up there because they were bad dogs, right? Wrong. Most dogs find themselves in shelters through no fault of their own, and there are a lot of benefits to giving one of these deserving dogs a second chance: 1.) What you see is what you get: If you adopt a mature dog, there’s no chance of that tiny puppy reaching a surprising 80 pounds. An adult dog’s size and temperament is pretty well established. 2.) There’s no puppy drama: Everyone knows that puppies are a serious time…
  • Five “People Foods” That Are Safe for Cats

    VetDepot
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:45 am
    Cats are known for being finicky eaters. When their everyday food just doesn’t seem to be cutting it and you want to give your cat a bite of something special, the “people foods” listed below are safe options. Just know that all of these foods should only be given in moderation. 1.) Broccoli: Although cats are carnivores and they depend mainly on protein for sustained health and wellness, the occasional veggie won’t hurt. A small portion of steamed broccoli might hit the spot for a cat that’s been attempting to munch on plants around the house. 2.) Melon: This is another non-meat…
  • Five Fascinating Facts about Cats

    VetDepot
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:07 am
    Any cat owner can tell you that felines are certainly a unique species. From their behavior, to their attitude, to their habits, there’s no other pet quite like a cat. Below are five interesting feline facts you may not have heard yet: 1.) A cat’s brain is 90% similar to a human’s brain (far more similar than to a dog’s brain). 2.) Cats spend approximately 70% of their lives sleeping. 3.) Female cats are usually right-pawed, while male cats are left-pawed. 4.) Cats have scent glands along their tail, forehead, chin, lips, and their front paws. 5.) Cats use their whiskers to determine…
  • Helping Your Dog Avoid the Back to School Blues

    VetDepot
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:47 am
    It’s that time of year again! Kids are soaking up the last days of summer and preparing to go back to school. Families are often so busy adjusting to the back-to-school routine that they don’t realize it’s affecting their canine companion. Dogs that have had plenty of companionship all day long during the summer months may experience anxiety or depression once classes resume. Here are some tips for helping Fido ease into the back to school routine: 1.) Go for a morning walk: Dogs are less likely to be anxious during the day if they’ve gotten some morning activity. A little exercise…
  • Toy Safety for Dogs

    VetDepot
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:15 am
    One thing is for sure, dogs love to play. Whether it’s chasing a ball, playing tug of war, or making that squeaky toy squeak, dogs always know how to have fun. However, it’s extremely important for owners to think about safety when picking out dog toys. Toys should always be appropriate for your dog’s size, chewing abilities, and activity level. Below is some dog toy safety information to keep in mind: Tug toys: Some canines love nothing more than a good game of tug of war. If your dog has any neck or back problems, however, it’s important to use caution while playing with this type…
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    All Things Dog Blog

  • #Doga Bonding with No Hands

    29 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    by Carrie Boyko, CEBWhile working in the Cobra and Upward Facing Dog poses, you'll soon find that reaching out to bond with your dog takes a bit of creativity. Besides setting a treat jar on the corner of the mat, I make use of my voice, eye contact and smooches. Asking for a "watch me" in conjunction with your dog's name quickly gets their attention on you when your hands are busy supporting your body.I guess I started this post a bit backwards--bonding first. Now let's address the position. First and foremost, do not press yourself completely up into the Upward Facing Dog position until you…
  • Twitter Party Coming Soon: Watch #FidosFreebieFriday

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    by Carrie Boyko, CEBThe Event Barkers team is excited to leak (no names yet!) that we'll be announcing another Twitter Party on Monday--Labor Day. If you are lucky enough to languish over a day off, don't forget to stop by and find out what's in store for you. There will be 3 prize packages you can win without attending, and 7 more to win at the party itself. Don't miss our announcement on Monday here and at DogTipper.com and ToDogWithLove.com.Now let's get to today's Fido's Freebie Friday. Bloggers are invited to list below their currently open giveaways, freebies, and prizes…
  • Reviews, Giveaways, Advice: My Readers' Questions Answered

    25 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    by Carrie Boyko, CEB© AllThingsDogBlog.comA Little Help?I often receive emails and DMs about my reviews and giveaways. Likewise about my site's advice columns. It's time to come out of the closet. I'll try to answer all the questions I've been asked, but feel free to leave comments with other curiosities. I appreciate your interest!Why I never have negative reviews: I only review products that I can recommend for at least some of my readers who fit a certain profile (long ears, big, small, older, younger, whatever!). I NEVER review and slam a product that I do not like. It's not worth your…
  • Improving Your Cobra Pose with Fido's Help

    22 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    by Carrie Boyko, CEBJust getting started with #doga? Cobra pose is a great way to slowly and gently move your back's flexibility along while simultaneously strengthening it. Keep our initial suggestions in mind as you work on this for just a few minutes each day. Remember that daily practice--even 2 minutes on just a few poses each--is better than 15-30 minutes once or even twice weekly. You'll make progress far faster and feel better as a result.I'm finding that the dogs' companionship is all the reward I need to get me to stay on the mat to practice longer. If you need something more,…
  • ORGANIX Winners Get Bonus Bowls

    22 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    by Carrie Boyko, CEB© AllThingsDogBlog.comORGANIX and More....This latest promotion of our dogs' favorite chow has really brought out some newbies, along with our long time readers who are always a pleasure to have paying us a visit. It's been fun watching the chatter on various social media. With new bowls up for grabs along with a 25 lb. bag to each winner, you guys have really shown off your enthusiasm. Thanks and please remember that both Castor and Pollux and yours truly love to see "after" photos!I have to clear up one important matter. One curious and concerned reader wrote to ask if…
 
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    Dog News

  • Almost 1 in 4 Dogs Have A Social Petwork

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

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

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

    Jasmine Kleine
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:16 am
    From the Victorian era until after World War Two, charity collection dogs were a popular sight in British train stations. They continued their charitable calling even after death. “Though dead, Jack is still on duty and solicits a continuance of your contributions in support of his good work for the Orphans.” So reads the plaque […]Dead Dog Changes Colour is a post from: Dog News
  • Minister Calls For End of UK Animal Testing

    Jasmine Kleine
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:09 am
    Lib Dem MP Norman Baker has called for an end of all animal testing taking place in the United Kingdom. Baker, the minister in charge of regulating animal experiments in the UK, has been a long time anti-vivisection campaigner. Explaining that a complete ban ‘would not happen overnight’ he added that he believes the government […]Minister Calls For End of UK Animal Testing is a post from: Dog News
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  • 10 Cat Myths Unlocked

    Dan Tiley
    14 Aug 2014 | 12:30 am
    Continuing on with our ‘Cat Month’ we thought we’d take a look at some of the more common cat myths and set the record straight. 1.) Cats Always Land on Their Feet This is perhaps one of the most well-known myths of them all and most of the time it’s actually true. However, from time to time cats can land on their chins and if their fall is from a great height then they can injure their pelvis even if they do land on their feet. 2.) A Female Cat Read More » The post 10 Cat Myths Unlocked appeared first on Animal Friends.
  • Internet Cats: Why Are Felines so Popular Online?

    Dan Tiley
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:30 am
    Whenever and wherever you go online now it seems highly likely – if not impossible – that you won’t spy a funny feline video or a cute cat picture. According to Google, the term ‘cats’ gets searched 30 million times a month; to put that into context ‘Kim Kardashian’ is searched 11 million times a month. Cats have become the rulers of the digital waves that we all so regularly ‘surf’. So how and why have internet cats such as ‘Grumpy Cat’ become such a hit on the internet? To tackle Read More » The post Internet Cats: Why Are Felines so Popular Online?
  • Kitten-Proof Your Home

    Dan Tiley
    5 Aug 2014 | 8:11 am
    Help to Make Your Home Safe for Kittens Bringing home a kitten for the first time is very exciting and as your new friend starts to settle in you’ll need to be ready to keep them safe and happy. To help with this we have brought together some essential tips on how to kitten-proof your home so that you can ease any worries when your mischievous kitten goes exploring. Read on for in-depth tips. Keep Hazardous Products Locked Away Kittens by their very nature are extremely inquisitive animals and they Read More » The post Kitten-Proof Your Home appeared first on Animal Friends.
  • The Life Cycle of Cats: Introducing Cat Month

    Dan Tiley
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:53 am
    This month we’re going to be placing our focus on the wonderful and majestic animal that is the cat. Over the next few weeks we’ll take a look at the life cycle of a cat, from kitten, to adulthood and then old age. Using this structure we’ll aim to cover a wide range of subjects including specific care for each stage of the cycle, common health issues, changes in behaviour and ownership. The first week will be exploring all things kitten (up to 1 year); looking at how to kitten-proof Read More » The post The Life Cycle of Cats: Introducing Cat Month appeared first on Animal…
  • Taking Your Dog to the Beach

    Dan Tiley
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:56 am
    When thinking about fun things to do with your dog during the summer why not consider taking them to the beach. Being creatures that are led by their keen sense of smell and hearing, the beach can provide dogs with an amazing day out full of interesting sights and sounds that they’ll absolutely love. Thousands of owners and their dogs flock to the beach every year and with this in mind we thought we’d take a look at some things to consider if you’re going to be taking your dog Read More » The post Taking Your Dog to the Beach appeared first on Animal Friends.
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    The Chronicles of Cardigan

  • 5 Reasons Puggles are Totally Cooler than Corgis

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

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

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

    Elizabeth Keene
    6 Aug 2014 | 7:27 pm
    But first:<> The diagrams that follow have previously (in 2012) been published on this blog. They were tacky then too, hence, the "re-gifting." And while I'm being honest, I wouldn't be the least bit offended if you went and re-gifted  them again (and so on). They can be like an infinity gift!<> And, by dumb@ss, I don't mean this guy:Because, despite his needing major orthodontia, I'd bet he's smarter than someone's honor student. Somewhere. Also, I heart donkeys a lot.No, I mean this person (who's been posterized in PicMonkey to make her blotches and extra folds less…
  • That Picture Don't Make a Lick of Sense: A Corgi and 3 Sheep Walk Into a Pen...

    Elizabeth Keene
    4 Aug 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Please excuse the quality of the below photo; it was taken three years ago with my crappy camera. So, who's ready to guess WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GOING ON IN THIS PICTURE?!A. Jon Farleigh told a "Your mama" joke to the sheep in the middle, not realizing the 2 flanking sheep were her mama and aunt. oops.B. The sheep have unanimously decided (because it was disgusting) to cut Jon Fareigh off the "free" all-you-can-eat poo buffet.C. Jon Farleigh is failing his first herding instinct test.D. Jon Farleigh is trying to speak sheep code (e.g., baa ram ewe), except, he slept through most of Babe,…
 
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  • PetsLady's Pick: Funny Baby Elephant And Dog Of The Day

    Laurie Kay Olson
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:15 am
    Hey, I is goings to pretends that I am a human and pet dis here dog. Good puppy!
  • A Vending Machine For Dogs? Well, Sort Of

    Laurie Kay Olson
    30 Aug 2014 | 11:27 am
    Stray dogs and cats are a problem throughout the world. So is the need to recycle plastic bottles. In Istanbul Turkey, one company has managed to put the two together to help the thousands of stray pets that roam the street there. Pugedon has invented a sort of vending machine that accepts plastic bottles and in turn dispenses food and water for the homeless animals.
  • Striped Paul Frank Poodle Onesie Is Ridiculously Cute

    Creature Features
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:42 am
    What, your meticulously coiffed toy poodle, cockapoo, labradoodle or whatnot isn't cute enough all on its own? Hit the switch to sweetness overload by clothing your precious pet in a colorful striped onesie from Paul Frank.
  • PetsLady's Pick: Totally Cool Sea Star Pic Of The Day

    Laurie Kay Olson
    30 Aug 2014 | 6:03 am
    Believe it or not, this actually is an animal not an unusual pillow. It is an unusual sea star known as the Square Biscuit Sea Star. They are found in coastal waters around Australia up to a depth of 40 meters.
  • Dress Up Your Salads With A Pair Of Doxies

    Kitty Devine
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:43 am
    It has long been a tradition among some families to keep cruets of oil and vinegar on the table so that they are ready at hand. Now you can dress up your salads and veggies with these adorable little Wiener Dog Oil and Vinegar Set.
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  • My Dog Has An Upset Stomach Info-Graphic Tips

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

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

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

    Maggie
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:35 am
    Maggie About a month ago I was wagging around the interwebs and found a great website with a name that got me wagging. It was called Growling Tums, and it was something that I could really relate to, it’s exactly what my tum does in the morning and evening,  and it gets me sniffing out my next dinner. And Growling Tums got my tum growling too, with their dog food made naturally. Now this looked something that would be perfect for me to try out, so I wagged on over to my personal PA and told her to find out more. So after a few emails and chats,  the good people of Growling Tums…
  • Your Four-Legged Therapist [Pet-Therapy]

    Guest Author
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:10 am
    Guest Author Your four-legged friends can be a handful, you now only have multiple left shoes, never again will you be able to go to the toilet in peace and you have accepted the fact that you will be wearing dog slobber as an accessory to work most mornings, but did you know that, despite the occasional headache, pets are actually good for your health. Pet Therapy Pets have been proven to be good for you both mentally and physically. Of course we know that the physical benefit comes from those long walks around the fields and not to mention those laps around the garden chasing the proud pup…
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  • PetsLady's Pick: Funny Baby Elephant And Dog Of The Day

    Laurie Kay Olson
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:15 am
    Hey, I is goings to pretends that I am a human and pet dis here dog. Good puppy!
  • A Vending Machine For Dogs? Well, Sort Of

    Laurie Kay Olson
    30 Aug 2014 | 11:27 am
    Stray dogs and cats are a problem throughout the world. So is the need to recycle plastic bottles. In Istanbul Turkey, one company has managed to put the two together to help the thousands of stray pets that roam the street there. Pugedon has invented a sort of vending machine that accepts plastic bottles and in turn dispenses food and water for the homeless animals.
  • Striped Paul Frank Poodle Onesie Is Ridiculously Cute

    Creature Features
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:42 am
    What, your meticulously coiffed toy poodle, cockapoo, labradoodle or whatnot isn't cute enough all on its own? Hit the switch to sweetness overload by clothing your precious pet in a colorful striped onesie from Paul Frank.
  • PetsLady's Pick: Totally Cool Sea Star Pic Of The Day

    Laurie Kay Olson
    30 Aug 2014 | 6:03 am
    Believe it or not, this actually is an animal not an unusual pillow. It is an unusual sea star known as the Square Biscuit Sea Star. They are found in coastal waters around Australia up to a depth of 40 meters.
  • Dress Up Your Salads With A Pair Of Doxies

    Kitty Devine
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:43 am
    It has long been a tradition among some families to keep cruets of oil and vinegar on the table so that they are ready at hand. Now you can dress up your salads and veggies with these adorable little Wiener Dog Oil and Vinegar Set.
 
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    PET-Happy.com

  • Best activities to do with your dog to have fun and solve his behavior problems

    Signe &#38; Maris Munkevics
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Increased activity, no doubt, is the single most effective method to treat dog behavior problems. Unless there is a medical condition, more activity will be among dog trainers’ or behaviorists’ recommendations, no matter if they work with digging, chewing, howling, running away, or any general disobedience. But what does this really mean? Do I have to play with my dog, talk to him, go to the zoo with him? How often should I do it? Many questions arise when you hear such a general recommendation. Let’s try to find an answer as to what that actually means. Spending more time with your…
  • All about obesity in cats

    Signe &#38; Maris Munkevics
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Obesity in dogs and cats is among the most common problems in veterinary medicine. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, more than half of cats living in the United States are overweight or obese. Observation in our and our colleagues’ veterinary clinics reveal that it’s not much different here in Europe as well. The worrying thing is that many cat owners feel offended if they are told that their cat is obese, and their first reaction is to say it’s nonsense. But the intention is not to offend an owner—or the cat. In reality, owners are told this fact because the…
  • Nine tips to help your cat lose weight more easily

    Signe &#38; Maris Munkevics
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    In recent weeks we talked a lot about weight loss in cats, ending our discussion with a guide for creating and managing your cat’s weight loss. But there are several more things you can do to make your cat’s diet more effective and healthy. Find out about those in this article. Visit a veterinarian. If your cat is overweight or obese, it’s a wise choice to start by visiting your veterinarian. First, because any weight-related problems can have a medical origin, and second, your cat’s health history may affect how you proceed with the weight loss program. Diet means feeding…
  • The easy and healthy weight loss in cats

    Signe &#38; Maris Munkevics
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Weight loss, whether for overweight cats, dogs or humans, is said to improve the health of the subject. That is certainly true, but in order to become a reality, weight loss must be carried out the right way. Even if it’s “just a cat!” In this article you will learn how to help your cat lose weight healthily and realistically. You will learn how to calculate the amount of food your cat really needs, and you will also find some tips to implement when you put your cat on a diet. We have mentioned the risks of a cat being obese, but that’s one thing. Putting a cat on a crash diet can…
  • The good and the bad about pine pellet cat litter

    Signe &#38; Maris Munkevics
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Although pine pellet litter is relatively new in the commercial cat litter market, sawdust has long been used as a bedding in horse stables. Pine absorbs moisture very well and may be easily scooped out and replaced with fresh bedding/litter. Photo by: MSVG. We have tried several litter types (you can read more about clumping cat litter and silica litter here) and, of everything we tried, we liked the pine litter the most. Unfortunately, our cat did not agree. Not all cats like pine litter The biggest disadvantage of the pellet cat litter is simple. If the cat  refuses to use the litter, all…
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    Old Maid Cat Lady

  • Spotlight: Plasma Cell Pododermatitis (Pillow Foot)

    16 Aug 2014 | 9:40 am
    This is what healthy pads should look like on a cat's paw.If your cat's pads are swollen, it could be "pillow foot."Pillow Foot (Plasma Cell Pododermatitis) in CatsWhile checking my Facebook stream this morning, I found a reference to "pillow foot" in a cat, and had never heard of it before. Couldn't resist researching it on this rare morning that I don't have to be anywhere! Things have been so busy lately I haven't had much time to blog here, so it seemed logical to share what I found.What is Pillow Foot?Also known as "pillow paw" or "bad paw," this condition affects a cat's foot pads. It…
  • July 15 is Pet Fire Safety Day!

    15 Jul 2014 | 6:35 am
    Fire Safety for CatsIt's every cat owner's nightmare: you arrive home to find your home burned to the ground or seriously damaged by fire. What has become of your precious feline companions? July 15 is Pet Fire Safety Day, so it's a good time to review how to keep your cats safe.Hopefully someone would save your cats if the unthinkable were to happen, but how would they know to do so? A smoke alarm will alert you to a fire if you're home, but not when you're gone. By taking a few precautions ahead of time, you can help avoid cat-astrophe (see what I did there?) and keep your kitties…
  • It's Hug Your Cat Day!

    4 Jun 2014 | 3:05 am
    Hug Your Cat Day 2014I've always been a cat hugger. And my cats have always resisted this! Something about being held, they just tend not to like it.Except for one, and even then only during about the last month of her life. When my little Vixen (pictured above) had just turned 24, she used to come over and sit at my feet while I was working. Now, she had a bed underneath my desk, so she was often close by me as I worked, anyway. But this was something different.By this time, Vixen and I had grown so close that we almost communicated with each other telepathically. She would walk into the…
  • It's National Pet ID Week!

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:49 pm
    It's National Pet I.D. Week!If your cat gets lost how will kitty find his/her way home? Sure, cats like to explore and if you let yours outdoors (or if your cat accidentally gets outside), we can sometimes have some sleepless nights wondering if our beloved cats are okay. Who's to know whether kitty is just on an extended hunting trip, has been injured or trapped somewhere, or if some ne'er-do-well has absconded with him?Many dangers await cats outdoors. There are toxins like antifreeze, lawn chemicals, and slug bait. Even some of the lovely flowers in our spring gardens, like lilies, can be…
  • 2014 Global Pet Expo Report

    16 Mar 2014 | 10:31 am
    Here's the Latest from Global Pet Expo!Boy, do my feet hurt, but I've spent three days walking the huge show floor at the 2014 Global Pet Exp, finding the latest and greatest cat products for you! Here's a rundown of some of the things you'll hopefully be seeing on OldMaidCatLady.com within the coming months:Trends in Cat ProductsEvery year at GPE, I meet with my existing suppliers and find new ones. There were a few definite trends I saw at this year's show:More attention being paid to cats' unique needs. Cats are often misunderstood, which leads people to fail to provide for their needs.
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    Haus Of Paws Blog

  • Stunning Images of Designer Dogs Dressed to the Nines!

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

    hausofpaws
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    It all started when Japanese Twitter user Miomio3030 posted an image of a white Pomeranian with lashes and has garnered over 10,000 tweets. For those considering outfitting their pooch with a new set... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Dogs Break a Sweat! Canines Get Fit at this Gym for Dogs!

    hausofpaws
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    As a growing nation of pet parents, there isn't one thing we wouldn't do for our pooches. There's doggie day care for their developing socialization, the groomers for looking their... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Game Of Pugs: All Canines Must Live

    hausofpaws
    27 Jun 2014 | 6:00 am
    Three Pugs named Roxy, Blue and Bono have starred in the cutest remake of the television series "Game of Thrones." Reenacting their human counterparts of Joffrey Baratheon, Daenerys... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Ugliest Dog 2014 Winner Brings Awareness to Animal Rescue

    hausofpaws
    23 Jun 2014 | 8:00 am
    There are countless dog beauty contests in the world that celebrate the beauty and stature of dogs, but one event really stands out. This past weekend held at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    Pets4Homes

  • Choosing between the Great Dane and the Giant Schnauzer

    31 Aug 2014 | 11:54 pm
    If you have decided that you want a really large dog as your next pet but one that it tall rather than wide, you have likely already looked into both the Great Dane and the Giant Schnauzer. While these two breeds are similar in ...
  • More about mastiff dogs and their traits

    31 Aug 2014 | 11:48 pm
    Dogs that fall under the mastiff grouping share a lot of core traits, including a large size, muscular strength and heavy bones. They also generally have a strong, thick neck, drooping ears and short muzzles, and there are around 20 breeds worldwide that fall under the mastiff heading. While all dogs from ...
  • Can Older Dogs Get Parvo?

    31 Aug 2014 | 11:35 pm
    It would be fair to say that most dog owners realise the importance of having puppies vaccinated against canine parvovirus because it is such a potentially fatal canine disease. However, older dogs if not vaccinated as puppies can become infected with the virus even if they come into contact microscopic particles of the virus. The bad news is these particles can remain in an environment for a v...
  • Canine Nutrition & Reproduction

    31 Aug 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Appropriate nutrition is very important for a fertile bitch or stud dog, and essential for healthy foetal development. Individual Requirements  Different dogs thrive on different ingredients. Some fare best on a chicken-based feed, whilst others are better with a lamb or fish based feed. Dogs with ...
  • Poison Dart Frogs

    31 Aug 2014 | 10:10 am
    One of the brightest and most vibrant amphibians Poison Dart Frogs range in size from about 1 cm to 7cm in body length. There are over 100 species of Poison Dart Frogs and their behaviours and ecological niches are as varied as their colours. Of these only 3 are dangerous to humans, with the Golden Poison Arrow frog (Phyllobates terribilis) being the most toxic. Numerous crea...
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    Dog Temperament

  • Living With the Basenji Temperament – 7 Steps For Success

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

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

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

    goochNet
    9 May 2013 | 5:45 am
    Often called a “MinPin,” there’s nothing small about the Miniature Pischer temperament. These spirited little dogs originated in Germany and are descendants of the Italian greyhound, the German Shorthaired Pischer, and the Dachshund They are sometimes referred to as the “King of the Toys (as in Toy Breeds).” If you are considering bringing a MinPin into your family, there are a few things you should know about his temperament. 1. They Are Called The King Of Toys For A Reason It’s not just because the MinPin carries himself with such regal bearing but also for the confidence that…
  • The Best Dog Beds For Your Canine Companion

    goochNet
    6 May 2013 | 5:45 am
    You have probably noticed your dog turning in a tight circle just prior to flopping down for a well-deserved nap. Experts believe that the habit, like many others, lingers on from ages ago, transferred across generations through genes.Your dog’s ancestors were possibly trying to make the area somewhat more comfortable by trampling it down. Unfortunately, your dog will not be achieving much doing those turns on a hardwood floor (see: “Best Flooring For Dogs”), but the message is clear: he will sleep better when comfortable.  You need to choose your dog’s bed based on a number…
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    McLean Puppy Chronicles

  • Bringing Corky Home

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

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

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

    FredCanDoIt
    9 Aug 2014 | 12:02 pm
    By FredWe got some news about Dewey yesterday that made us smile and breathe a sigh of relief--his first report card. Dewey is our quirky, shy child, just the opposite of our charismatic Jam in some ways but with the same desire to please and be loved. We weren't sure how he would do at the kennels, whether he would be stressed and overwhelmed. So far, he seems to be on the right track, and his trainer seems to understand him:Dewey is such a sweet and easygoing boy! He is always so excited to go work. He is getting along very well with his roommate and behaves very nicely in the field and…
  • Puppy Sitting: Barrett

    CD McLean
    5 Jul 2014 | 3:14 pm
    On Sunday, I asked the girls in my advisory what day they wanted to have advisory tea and I got a surprise request from one of my advisees.  She wanted me to bring Dewey by the hospital to see her.  Her appendix had burst and a therapy dog had been by to visit and she would love it if I could bring Dewey by to see her.  It just about broke my heart to tell her the day before we had returned Dewey to Southeastern.  So, of course, I asked around to see if anyone would lend me their puppy so that I could bring it by the hospital to visit her.Barrett at St. Joseph's in…
 
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    a2z Pets Info

  • 10 Tips to Protect Your Pet in the Summer Months

    Keith Mom
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:16 pm
    Make your pet cool during warmer temperatures!! Create an ideal atmosphere that protects not only you but also your pet to beat bad tick season. As it is very challenging to keep your pet safe in summer months, we have highlighted some helpful tips that keep your pet safe and cool while enjoying outdoor activities. […] more on...http://www.a2zpetsinfo.com
  • What are the Side Effects of Cat Flu Vaccine?

    Keith Mom
    14 Aug 2014 | 6:26 pm
    Vaccinations are not only the thing of humans but also considered to your pets!! Yes, pets must be vaccinated in order to reduce the risk of developing many infectious diseases and make their body strong enough to fight against illnesses. Keep your pets protected from various infections to keep yourselves protected as well. However, these […] more on...http://www.a2zpetsinfo.com
  • The Rules of Feeding Your Horse

    Keith Mom
    11 Aug 2014 | 11:48 am
    All horses are unique and will have their own feeding rhythms, yet the basic guide lines to be followed remain the same. 1. Plenty of Roughage The digestive system of horses is best suited to extract the necessary nutrients from grassy stalks. A horse will eat one to two percent of his body weight in […] more on...http://www.a2zpetsinfo.com
  • 10 Exciting and Elegant Pet Furniture Ideas for Dogs and Cats

    Keith Mom
    14 Jul 2014 | 1:12 am
    Are you a pet lover? Whatever the type of pet you have, they create fun atmosphere but make sure you are taking proper care for its well-being and comfort. Furniture of your home takes important part while providing everything required for pets. Creating innovative and comfortable furniture designs is most brilliant idea to keep your […] more on...http://www.a2zpetsinfo.com
  • 4 Important Steps For Feeding Baby Bunnies

    Keith Mom
    13 Jun 2014 | 2:18 am
    Are you raising newborn bunnies in your backyard? Raising newborn or baby bunnies can be both fun and a challenging task for a pet owner as well. This is because a great amount of care must be taken in initial stages of their new life to ensure healthy growth and survival. Here are a few […] more on...http://www.a2zpetsinfo.com
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    Dog With Blog

  • Yudhisthira’s dog – Tale from Mahabharat

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

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

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

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

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

  • A Note To Pet Product Advertisers…Build Relationships!

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

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

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

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

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

  • Preventing Cat Scratch Fever

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

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

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

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

    The Hannah Team
    9 Jul 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Competition is a natural element of canine society.  Dogs, like other animals both wild and domestic, compete for food, mating partners, resting spots, toys, etc.  Dominance and submission is a way to determine these things through what is essentially a hierarchical ranking system.  As social creatures, dogs tend to organize themselves in their packs and social groups.  In play or work, some dogs will behave in a somewhat supervisory role, controlling the play and leading the charge, while others will often submit and follow the leader. Some Pet parents tend to see dominance as a…
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    Two Little Cavaliers

  • Holistic Care for Dogs: How to Use Slippery Elm

    Felissa Elfenbein
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:34 pm
    Holistic Care for Dogs: How to Use Slippery Elm Holistic Care for Dogs: How to Use Slippery Elm Are you interested in holistic care for your dog? If so, Slippery Elm is an all natural food supplement that can be used to treat a variety of problems your dog may experience. Some of these problems can include diarrhea, loose stool, nausea and minor digestive […] Two Little Cavaliers - Helping Dog Owners and their Dogs Live the Life They Deserve
  • Caring for Your Diabetic Dog

    Felissa Elfenbein
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Caring for Your Diabetic Dog Caring for Your Diabetic Dog Some dogs will develop diabetes for any number of reasons. And while diabetes can make life a little more difficult with proper veterinary care, medication,and some extra time it doesn’t have to put life on hold or diminish your diabetic dog’s quality of life. Most important is that you don’t […] Two Little Cavaliers - Helping Dog Owners and their Dogs Live the Life They Deserve
  • Halloween Safety Tips for Dogs

    Felissa Elfenbein
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:49 pm
    Halloween Safety Tips for Dogs Halloween Safety Tips for Dogs Why are we talking Halloween at the end of August? If you haven’t been to the store lately go. Everyone is getting their Halloween sections ready to go. From Candy Corn – yum! to Masks and Costumes all of sorts they are on shelves and ready for you to plan […] Two Little Cavaliers - Helping Dog Owners and their Dogs Live the Life They Deserve
  • Inspire Us Tuesday – Fall is in the Air!

    Felissa Elfenbein
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:02 am
    Inspire Us Tuesday – Fall is in the Air! Inspire Us Tuesday – Fall is in the Air! Welcome to Inspire Us Tuesdays #5. We are so thrilled that you came back to party with us that we are wiggling uncontrollably with delight!  Last week we had 84 fantastic links shared at the party. Thank you for taking our idea to heart and submitting your […] Two Little Cavaliers - Helping Dog Owners and their Dogs Live the Life They Deserve
  • Caring For Your Senior Dog

    Felissa Elfenbein
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Caring For Your Senior Dog Two Little Cavaliers - Helping Dog Owners and their Dogs Live the Life They Deserve
 
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  • Trombone, the Corgi: Vancouver, BC

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

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

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

    Syv Ritch
    11 Aug 2014 | 9:11 am
    The Cone of Shame: Vancouver, BC   click on image for gallery He just had surgery, yesterday. He's not really scratching but it, best... CanadaBCVancouverDogs
  • In Sync: Vancouver, BC

    Syv Ritch
    6 Aug 2014 | 6:56 am
    In Sync: Vancouver, BC   click on image for gallery Often when people walk their dog, they will walk in sync. lelft. left, right right... CanadaBCVancouverDogs
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    That Reptile Blog

  • Is a Red-Eared Slider a Good Pet? Read This Before Buying a Turtle

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

    Frank Indiviglio
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:32 am
    Uploaded to Wikipedia Commons by Bruce Lucas As the summer weather cools and kids return home from camp, questions concerning Red Eft care are among the most frequent I receive. Bold, brightly-colored, and often out by day, Red Efts are more commonly-collected by children than any other amphibian. And, being attractive and seemingly-benign, they are also less likely to be rejected outright by parents. However, efts are temperature sensitive and require a specialized diet. Unfortunately, they are poorly-suited to captivity, especially when inexperienced owners are involved. In the following…
  • Pet Lizards: Large, Small, and Colorful Insectivores

    Frank Indiviglio
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:28 am
    Uploaded to Wikipedia Commons by DiverDave The world’s astonishing lizard diversity – 5988 species have been described to date – is mirrored by the huge array of species now available to reptile enthusiasts. In recent years, refined husbandry and breeding techniques have introduced and re-introduced many fascinating lizards to the pet trade. Today I’d like to cover several that might interest folks with varying degrees of experience. I’ll review others in the future…until then, please post notes about your own favorites below, as those mentioned here are just a small…
  • Diamondback Terrapin Care: Keeping the USA’s Most Unique Turtle

    Frank Indiviglio
    12 Aug 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Uploaded to Wikipedia Commons by Tom The Diamondback Terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin) is often described as the most beautiful turtle in the Western Hemisphere, if not the world. It is also distinguished by being the only turtle adapted to life in estuaries, salt marshes and other brackish habitats (water that is neither fresh nor marine). Long considered a delicate pet, the needs of this spectacular animal are now well-understood, and captive-bred specimens are increasingly available. My first Diamondback, received in childhood, was a hatchling. That ill-fated creature was quickly consumed by…
  • Hognose Snake: Breeding and Care for the Madagascar Giant

    Frank Indiviglio
    8 Aug 2014 | 11:43 am
    Uploaded to Wikipedia Commons by MrPanyGoff North America’s Hognose Snakes are well-known for their impressive bluffs, which make them appear large and, to many people, dangerous. If this tactic fails, they feign death most convincingly. Even after a lifetime of working with snakes in zoos and the field, I cannot help but be awed and amused by these harmless “frauds”. But their acts pale in comparison to those given by the world’s largest hognose snake, the 5-foot-long, thickly-built Madagascar Giant, Leioheterodon madagascariensis. This fantastic snake is gaining in popularity, and…
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  • Unique Customized Collars for Your One of a Kind Pet

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

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

    lnsilvia
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:59 pm
    National Dog Day may not be Christmas, but for dogs, it’s a pretty awesome day for being spoiled! August 26th, 2014 is National Dog Day, so get out and adopt, celebrate, or donate! National Dog Day was created by pet lifestyle expert Colleen Paige in 2004 as a way to celebrate all dogs, regardless of breed, and encourage people to treat animals with love and respect. read more
  • Meeting My Inspiration

    lnsilvia
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:47 pm
    It is an honor to be in the presence of a being so brave, so strong, and so resilient. Katie, our very own campaign coordinator, got that chance, meeting her furry, four-legged inspiration, a dog whose story had captured her heart.   read more
  • Theo’s Story

    lnsilvia
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:42 pm
    When all you know is fear, it’s hard to be cute and fluffy. Theo, an abandoned dog found hiding under a trailer in Compton, California, looked like a dirty old rag with beady little eyes when he was rescued by Hope for Paws and taken in by the Mutt Scouts. read more
 
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  • Labrador health:  Pyometra – how to make sure your dog is safe

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

    Pippa
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:15 am
    As a writer, I spend far too much time sitting on my backside. It is very easy for me to slide into bad habits when it comes to exercise. So for several years now I have used a pedometer. To count how many steps I walk/run each day And to make sure I don’t slip into ‘coach potato’ territory Ten thousand steps Experts tell us we should aim for 10,000 steps a day But even with a decent outing with my Labradors each morning, and various training sessions, this isn’t always easy to attain. I find a pedometer really helps and wear one constantly, from the moment I get up, until I go to…
  • Greedy Labrador? How to slow down your dog’s eating speed

    Pippa
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    The Labradors we know and love are often very greedy dogs. Not only do they sit and gaze lovingly at any potential food source Once they get within reach of a good meal, it is devoured in a heartbeat. There are reasons why this might not be such a great idea Pleasure Obesity Bloat The pleasure of eating Eating is one of life’s great pleasures.  Most Labradors I am sure would agree with this. It seems a shame therefore that this daily or twice daily pleasure should be confined to the ten seconds it takes for your dog to suck up his dinner and swallow it Wouldn’t it be nice if you could…
  • Training Your Reactive Dog

    Lucy
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    This post is by Sian Ryan MSc. In my earlier article, I discussed how difficult it can be as the owner of a Labrador who doesn’t fit the public perception of the life-and-soul-of-the-party Labrador. We also looked at some of the underlying motivations that your dog may have for their behaviour. Why me, why my dog? Aggressive behaviour is a normal part of social interaction. However, when considering your dog’s responses and looking for ways to reduce their likelihood of using aggression, it is also important to understand the potential your dog has to change their behaviour. In…
  • Dog Photographer Rhian White Shares Her Tips for your Labrador Photos

    Lucy
    14 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    The Labrador Site has been chatting with fabulous dog photographer, Rhian White. Her fun photos have captured our hearts, and we are sure they will win you over as well. We wanted to find out just how she got so good, and whether we might be able to learn a thing or two from the pro! “What got you into photography, and why did you choose dogs as your subjects?” Probably like a lot of people, I became interested in dog photography through getting my own dog. Once Boo came in to my life I was unable to stop taking photos of her. I loved her so much and enjoyed watching her play and…
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  • Different Types of Pond Fish Food

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

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

    Admin
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:37 am
    There are many ways to stop a dog from jumping on you and train it to behave according to your requirements. When your dog jumps on you, she is only trying to obtain your attention and wants you to pamper her. It’s a good feeling to have your pet greet you, but it can get annoying when she catches you unawares, throwing you on the floor, scattering your things and messing up your clothes. What to Do You can train your dog to greet you only when you want to. She needs to learn that you greet her only when she keeps her paws on the ground. Your dog must understand what she has to do in order…
  • Common Digestive Aids for Dogs

    Admin
    17 Aug 2014 | 10:04 pm
    Your dog might get some digestive problems like humans and it can be treated by providing the right digestive aids for them. Indigestion in your dog can lead to diarrhea and it can be awful for every dog owner to clean them up and to take care of their dog. This is where the digestive aids are used to make your dog stay away from indigestion and other stomach related problems. The following are some of the digestive aids that every dog owner must consider for their dogs. Fibers The daily food of your dog must have a good amount of fibers in them. Fibers help in digestion process and if your…
  • How to Calm Your Dog – Easy Methods

    Admin
    14 Aug 2014 | 6:04 am
    It can be frightening for you when you hear your dog turning more aggressive and stressed every day. If your dog has been making some loud noises a lot, then you should take proper steps to calm it before things can go out of control. The following are some of the tips that can be followed to calm down your dog. Remove things that can agitate your dog Sometimes, certain objects can irritate your dog for no reason. Your dog might show its aggression to these things by growling, barking and by standing still with the tail lifted. Whimpering, cowering and tucking the tail are some of the signs…
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  • Why Does My Cat Lick Me?

    Angela Tempest
    10 Aug 2014 | 6:29 am
    Cats are a bit more refined than dogs – dogs lick your face and anything else with an amount of slobber involved and great enthusiasm.  Cats on the other hand tend to give a delicate lick to the hand or arm, sometimes the face or, with my cat, the hair.  But why does my cat lick me? Early years Usually a lick will follow a little friendly bite or a grab with the paws and this is copy behaviour that they experienced as a kitten from their mother.  This was what the mother cat did to clean the kitten, care for it and make sure it was okay.  Cats groom each other as a sign of affection and…
  • Tips for Traveling with Pets

    Angela Tempest
    3 Jul 2014 | 11:57 pm
    No matter where you want to travel with your pet and by what means you plan to get there, there are rules and regulations to take into consideration.  There are also tips to use to help make the process as stress free and painless for you and for your pet. Travel by car Whether you are visiting family, taking a trip or relocating, many people choose to transport their pet by car.  If you don’t feel confident doing it yourself, you can always search for a reliable pet transport service to do the job for you.  But if you decide to go it alone, here are a few pointers to remember. Before…
  • Benefits of Pet Health Insurance

    Angela Tempest
    3 Jul 2014 | 11:52 pm
    Pet health insurance is no different to other types of insurance – you take it out and hope madly that you don’t need to use it and have paid it for nothing.  However if you do need to use it, the right policy can be a massive benefit both financial and for simplicity.  So what should you look out for in a good pet health insurance policy? Exclusions Any insurance policy has exclusions and limitations and, unfortunately, pet insurance is the same.  So before you buy a product, make sure you familiarise yourself with these.  One of the most common ones is the exclusion of any…
  • Should You Groom Your Cat?

    Angela Tempest
    3 Jul 2014 | 11:48 pm
    Anyone who has spent any time around a cat will know they are extremely fastidious animals who spend a lot of time and care grooming themselves.  In fact, their bodies are adapted to allow this job to be done to the best of their ability, with backward pointing spines on their tongues and great flexibility in their bodies.  But it doesn’t hurt to give a hand with this process and your cat will enjoy the help and the attention. Why groom a cat? Cats have three types of hair on their bodies; down, awn and guard.  Different types of cats, especially pedigrees, have different proportions of…
  • Top Tips for Feeding Your Kitten

    Angela Tempest
    3 Jul 2014 | 11:43 pm
    Whether the kitten you are bringing home is your first, or just the first in a while, there are some top tips on how to feed a kitten and what to feed them on.  Normally, a kitten is around 12 weeks when you bring it home so while they are old enough to eat on their own, they will still need your patience and guidance to adjust to their new home. What to feed Kittens have different nutritional requirements from their food than a mature cat does so making sure you select proper kitten food is the first step to dealing with this.  There are plenty of well-known cat food brands that have a…
 
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  • Is a Dog Ever Fully Trained

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

    Minette
    14 Aug 2014 | 8:18 am
      Thanks cutest page for the photo I love busting myths about dogs and dog training. There are so many… sometimes I don’t know where to begin! It seems most we have grown up knowing about dogs and their behavior is wrong. Think a wagging tail means a happy dog? WRONG!!!  Click here for more on that  Think your dog loves to be hugged? Thanks lesserville life for the photo Chances are you are WRONG  for more on that click here  (FYI and update this dog still HATES being grabbed, hugged and kissed and sometimes gives a throaty growl; who would blame him) Think all dogs must stay off…
  • The #1 Thing That Will Change Your Puppy/Dog Training

    Minette
    4 Aug 2014 | 10:10 am
    Thanks Warren Photographic for the Photo So there I was having a conversation with a good friend of mine the other day about their puppy. He is getting to that age where jumping and naughty behavior is starting to overload the good behavior he had when he was tiny. Most people luck out and their tiny puppies are pretty good. They follow them around inside and outside and don’t necessarily need a leash, they listen and want to cuddle; and then the “teenage” dog begins to let loose! They start jumping up for attention. They want to run away and explore their environment. And, they…
  • Sometimes You Need to Deal with the WHY in Dog Training and Behavior

    Minette
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:57 am
    Thanks Fern Dog for the Photo I realized the other day, that I need to write an article on the WHY’s of behavior. Sometimes you need to deal with WHY a dog is doing something in order to move on and fix or change the behavior. But I will have to say that “making excuses” for the behavior when determining the WHY doesn’t help anyone solve any problems. Excuses Don’t Help Anyone Excuses don’t help anyone, it doesn’t help you (unless you think you are now going to ignore the bad behavior which is usually the case) and it certainly doesn’t help your…
  • How to Train a Teenager

    Minette
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:12 am
    Thanks lafayette county for the Photo You just read that heading and you think it is impossible, right? But the truth is, it is pretty easy. Human training is actually pretty easy if you stick to the rules of positive reinforcement, operant and classical conditioning. One of My Favorite Books One of my favorite books of all time is Karen Pryor’s “Don’t Shoot the Dog”. It has an odd name, but when you read the book she explains to some degree why it is titled as such. When I trained Service Dogs for my clients with disabilities I kinda forced them to read the book. I even had a quiz…
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  • Accidents Happen: How To Remove Pet Stains And Odors

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

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

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

    Mark Jenner
    16 Aug 2014 | 7:18 am
    Everybody has questions before they start house training: What is house training? How long will it take? How often does puppy need to be taken to their toilet spot? How many times during the night? What different house training methods are there?This article answers all these questions and more and will tell you exactly what you can expect before you start the house training process.[Click to continue...]The post House Training: Basic Need To Know Facts Before Starting appeared first on LabradorTrainingHQ.
  • House Training – The Ultimate Guide!

    Mark Jenner
    10 Aug 2014 | 3:57 pm
    Probably the highest priority thing every owner has on their list of things to do is house training their dog or puppy.Teaching a dog not to toilet in the home, or if they must then to do it in a very specific planned out place, is extremely important for every owner, for very obvious reasons.A dog that toilets anywhere they please creates an unpleasant mess, an even worse odor and is very unhygienic![Click to continue...]The post House Training – The Ultimate Guide! appeared first on LabradorTrainingHQ.
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  • Beach Days with Your Dog

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

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

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

    Dan
    4 Aug 2014 | 7:11 am
    It’s International Assistance Dog Week! To help tell you what it’s all about, we have a great guest post today by Marcie Davis, the founder of International Assistance dog week. Enjoy, and make sure you visit the website or Facebook page!   This year during International Assistance Dog Week (IADW) we’re celebrating assistance dogs in the workplace. IADW is celebrated each year starting the first Sunday in August—this year August 3-9. It was created to build awareness and recognize all the devoted, hardworking assistance dogs helping individuals mitigate their…
  • Travel Checklist: Need-to-Know Facts for Traveling to Europe With Your Dog

    Dan
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:48 am
    As travel becomes increasingly accessible a rising number of people are choosing to take their four-legged best friends with them. If you’re planning a trip to Europe and hope to share the adventure with your dog there are a few things you’ll need to take care of before you leave. Here’s a convenient travel checklist from the folks at Auto Europe. Overview of International Travel with Your Dog It’s important to be clear before we begin: the rules for international travel with dogs vary according to your destination. For simplicity we’ll be focusing on the rules and restrictions…
 
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  • Can Dogs Get Lice?

    admin
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:11 pm
    Lice can become a very serious infestation by living on the skin of both humans and animals. There are many different types, and they can certainly infect dogs very severely. While this problem is less common than fleas, it is definitely real and problematic, especially in poor, unsanitary living conditions.Signs And SymptomsThe two distinctions are the differentiation between those that chew the skin and those that drink the blood. Therefore, the signs and symptoms should be quite clear. The following list are the most common signs of an infestation.Excessive amounts of itchingUnhealthy…
  • Can Dogs Eat Peanut Butter Without Side Effects?

    admin
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:04 pm
    Not only can dogs eat peanut butter, this nutritious treat is actually quite healthy. While many people view giving this sticky snack as humorous, it does provide many actual benefits to both humans and canines. The advantages of supplementing a normal diet with sporadic spoon fulls of peanut butter are outlined below.Can Dogs Eat Peanut Butter For NutrientsTechnically not a type of nut, this legume is filled with healthy fats. There are many misconceptions relating to fat that should be clarified first though. Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated are actually great for the body in reasonable…
  • Can Dogs Eat Avocado Safely?

    admin
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:57 pm
    Many people consider chocolate and grapes the problematic foods for dogs. However, there are many other deadly foods that should never be eaten by pets, and avocado is undoubtedly one of the worst for certain animals. You may have been eating guacamole with your faithful canine pushing his nose to examine the smell of food and suddenly pondered “can dogs eat avocado?” The simple answer is that it is not safe for almost any pet animal and possibly deadly.Can Dogs Eat Avocado Without Rushing To The Vet?While smaller animals, such as rabbits, and horses are particularly sensitive,…
  • Can Dogs Be Depressed?

    admin
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:48 pm
    If you have noticed that your pet is being lethargic and uninvolved with daily happenings, you may begin to wonder “can dogs be depressed?” The question is certainly reasonable considering the many humanistic qualities found within our pets, but how similar is canine depression compared to the mental illness in humans? There are many identical symptoms associated with both species, but there are also some inconsistencies.First, it must be clearly stated that it is proven that animals can be melancholy for many various reasons. While people can visit therapists, the same cannot be…
  • Morkie

    admin
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:35 pm
    Morkies are one of the cutest, fluffiest little designer dogs available. With their soft, silky fur and adorable doggy eyes, they will undoubtedly capture your heart with love at first sight. However, everyone that has owned pets understands that they can be a lot of work, especially smaller breeds, and they must be perfectly compatible with the particular personal and living situation of the owner to allow the relationship to thrive. Below, the needs and characteristics of Morkies will be further examined to ensure the best match possible before making the purchase and commitment. Important…
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  • Yudhisthira’s dog – Tale from Mahabharat

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

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

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

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

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

  • Ep. 044- 3 Ways to Improve Your Work-Dog Balance

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

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

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

    Margot Ahlquist
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:58 am
    Do you have a plan in place for your dog should something unexpectedly happen to you? Cathy and Joe Connolly, authors of the book If I Should Die Before My Dog, share how a little bit of forward thinking can make all the difference.
  • Ep. 040- Help! I'm Exhausted But My Dog Isn't.

    Margot Ahlquist
    17 Jul 2014 | 2:56 am
    Margot Ahlquist, Creator of PawsToTalk.com and Professional Life Coach for Dog Lovers offers 3 ways to satisfy you and your dog's needs when your energy levels differ.
 
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    Pet Nutrition and Animal Wellness on Mercola Healthy Pets

  • The Perfect Bowel-Soothing Food for GI Upsets and Diarrhea

    31 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Dr. Becker This article is actually inspired by Ashley, my wonderful veterinary technician who also works at the local emergency animal clinic. Ashley recommended pumpkin and ground turkey to a client at the ER hospital whose pet required a bland diet for diarrhea. These are the foods we recommend at my practice, but in response to her suggestion, Ashley's ER clinic supervisor gave her the following note. It describes the clinic's official recommendation for patients with diarrhea, plus a hand-written explanation as to why Ashley should no longer recommend the bland diet she learned from…
  • Cat Helps with the Laundry

    31 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    He never misses, no matter how high the tee shirts and underwear are thrown!
  • Fermented Vegetables: Finicky Pets Might Not Like This Superfood, But It's a Potent Cancer Fighter

    30 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Dr. Becker Vegetables are important to the health of pets. Dogs need them because they contain essential nutrients (such as powerful antioxidants) not provided by other foods like meat and bones. Wild dogs, wolves, and coyotes consume grasses, berries, and wild fruits and vegetables to acquire these important nutrients. Cats in the wild eat like the strict carnivores they are, only consuming the pre-digested vegetable matter found in the GI tracts of their prey. In order to mimic their natural diet, only very small amounts of veggies are added to commercial and homemade cat food. The goal…
  • Mini Dachshunds Love Their Tub Time!

    30 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Up the stairs and down the hall, these twin pups are more than eager to make a big splash… and maybe do a little swimming. Comments (3)
  • How to Guess a Cat's Gender Just by Looking at His Coat

    29 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Dr. Becker Determining the sex of a cat, even if it’s a tiny kitten, is actually easier than many people think. In fact, probably the trickiest thing about this undertaking is convincing kitty that you mean no harm as you move his/her tail out of the way to get a closer look at those tiny private parts. For purposes of accuracy, it’s best to wait until a kitten is at least a month old to try to determine its gender. First Things First: Keeping Kitty Calm It’s very important to minimize stress on your cat during this process. I recommend you engage in some calm petting and maybe a…
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    FlipFlop® Dogs » Blog

  • VetFran Press Release

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

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

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

    tmiltz
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:32 am
    Homemade Recipes for Summer Dog Treats     Feeling the summer heat makes us think of one thing, how can we cool off? More importantly, how can our dogs cool off? I don’t know about you all, but our dogs love to lay in the summer warmth. We can’t blame them but we can help to […] The post Summer Dog Treats appeared first on FlipFlop® Dogs.
  • Top 5 Reasons to Join an Emerging Franchise

    tmiltz
    8 Jul 2014 | 3:40 am
    Why Becoming a Part of a Young Franchise is Beneficial   Investing in any franchise is a risk. You’re counting on franchisors for guidance; other franchisees for support and you’re investing a ton of money to build your business. Now add the risk factor of investing in an emerging franchise, a franchise with only a […] The post Top 5 Reasons to Join an Emerging Franchise appeared first on FlipFlop® Dogs.
 
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    Petplan Blog

  • The Importance of Sticking to One Vet

    Petplan Australia
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:23 am
    Many Pet owners use multiple vets for the care of their precious pets; however, this practice could be detrimental to your pet’s health and well-being in the case of an illness. At Petplan we are on a campaign to get pet owners to stick to one or two regular vets or vet clinics for their pet’s veterinary needs. This can better ensure fast and accurate diagnosis and treatment when your pet is ill. The 25% Who Go Missing This move has come about after a survey revealed that on average 25% of a vet clinic’s client base is lost annually.  There can be very valid reasons why clients…
  • Top 10 Most Expensive Dog Breeds

    Petplan Australia
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:55 pm
    We all know dogs are man’s best friend but in some cases canine companionship doesn’t come cheap. So how much are people paying for a pricey pooch? 10. Irish Wolfhound | $1,500 – $2,000   9. Akita | $1,500 – $4,500     8. Saluki | $2,500 – $5,000 7. Pharaoh Hound | $2,500 – $6,000   6. Tibetan Mastiff | $2,200 – $7000     5. Rottweiler | $2,000 – $8,000     4. Lowchen | $5,000 – $8,000     3. ChowChow | $3,000 -$8,500       2. English Bulldog | $2,500 -$9,000    …
  • Pet Cancer True Stories: Remembering Ra

    Petplan Australia
    29 May 2014 | 8:52 pm
    At Petplan we offer our clients peace of mind knowing that they will be able to provide their pet with the best treatment possible should they fall unexpectedly ill or get injured in an accident. More often than not our clients’ pets do require treatment with individual claims ranging from around $100 to nearly $20,000. Petplan provides clients with financial and emotional support through the hard times. Ra’s family knows this all too well. The beautiful English Mastiff, who was only five years old, sadly lost his fight with cancer in April. Ra’s family was able…
  • Pet Cancer Prevention

    Petplan Australia
    27 May 2014 | 10:26 pm
    It’s far better to avoid cancer than it to have to treat it. Pets are just as likely to get cancer as we are, so what can do to improve the odds? 1. Choice of pet Its not a big deal for cats, but for dogs there are some breeds with much higher risks of certain cancers. Bernese mountain dogs are at high risk for histiocytic sarcoma. Golden retrievers are at higher risk of lymphoma. Boxers and Staffordshire bull terriers are higher risk for mast cell tumours. Problem is, they’re all beautiful dogs and I would happily have any one of them. If you choose a mongrel, you’ve probably got the…
  • Veterinarians & Social Media Marketing

    Petplan Australia
    22 May 2014 | 6:50 pm
    More and more vet practices are using social media as part of their standard portfolio of marketing tools. Is it wise to introduce social media as a means of marketing your veterinary practice? How much time should be devoted to improving your existing social marketing strategy? The information in the blog, sourced from CM Research, will help you make an informed decision. While there is no statistic to suggest how many veterinary practices use social media as a form of marketing in Australia, it can be estimated that approximately 70-75% of veterinary practices use social media(based on…
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    Not In The Dog House

  • Take The Heat Out of Hot Pots This Summer

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

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

    Shelly Hawkins
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:05 am
    Whether you are travelling for business or leisure, you may feel tempted to bring your beloved dog along, but the idea of flying your dog may appear to be too daunting. There is a lot of information to retain and the whole task may appear overwhelming. You may also feel frightened by some horror stories […]The post You Will Need These Helpful Tips For Flying Your Dogs appeared first on Not In The Dog House.
  • 7 Dogs Breeds for Therapy

    Shelly Hawkins
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:44 pm
    There is plenty of research out there proving that dogs are capable of providing many therapeutic, health benefits. While giving affection and comfort to patients in hospitals, hospices and nursing homes comes natural to many dogs, there are a few dogs who seem to make the best candidates. One of the biggest advantages of using […]The post 7 Dogs Breeds for Therapy appeared first on Not In The Dog House.
  • The 11 Most Popular Doggy Sports

    Shelly Hawkins
    7 Aug 2014 | 9:18 pm
    If you own an active dog that springs into action and bounces off the walls the moment you come in the door, you may be looking for productive ways to get rid of his pent-up energy. A walk around the block or a game of fetch may not cut it with some of these active […]The post The 11 Most Popular Doggy Sports appeared first on Not In The Dog House.
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    RottweilerHQ.com

  • Crate Training

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

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

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

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

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

  • Diamond Puppy Food: A Look At The Brand

    BestPuppyFoodBrands
    10 Aug 2014 | 8:46 am
    The CompanyDiamond Pet Foods is a family owned and privately held pet food manufacturer founded in 1970. Their mission is to provide the highest quality pet foods at an affordable price so that everyone, from commercial kennel operations to children at their home feeding their first puppy or kitten can afford premium pet nutrition. Diamond food brands are the choice for top breeders, kennel owners, sporting enthusiasts and family pet owners worldwide.151 Quality ChecksDiamond Pet Foods is a true ambassador of the highest quality natural ingredients and they encourage everyone to look out for…
  • Review of Purina Pro Plan Focus Large Breed Formula

    BestPuppyFoodBrands
    7 Aug 2014 | 10:33 am
    Nestlé Purina PetCare Company is a corporation with its headquarters based in Missouri, America.This economic superpower acquired Ralston Purina’s animal feed business in 2001, which then merged, by proxy, with Nestlé’s Friskies Petcare. They sell their products worldwide.There was a recall back in 2007 and there is a current lawsuit between Purina and rival competitor Blue Buffalo where Purina has accused Blue Buffalo of false advertising and Blue Buffalo have accused Purina of defamation.Keep this in mind when we look at the quality of Nestlé Purina PetCare’s pet food…
  • Review of Royal Canin MINI Dry Food

    BestPuppyFoodBrands
    2 Aug 2014 | 11:42 am
    Veterinarian Jean Cathary founded Royal Canin in southern France in 1968.Cathary’s goal was to produce pet food that would satisfy the needs of the pet rather than the desires of the pet owner by developing recipes that were grounded in science.With decades of experience and innovation on the field of specialising pet foods, Royal Canin has expanded its operation to America where you will find its base of operations in St. Charles, Missouri and manufacturing plants in Missouri and South Dakota however the actual pet food sold in America is produced in the United States and Canada.Royal…
  • Review of Taste of the Wild High Prairie Puppy Formula

    BestPuppyFoodBrands
    2 Aug 2014 | 10:25 am
    Taste of the Wild distribute their pet foods worldwide however their media presence is shy to advertise the fact that they are a subsidiary of Diamond Pet Foods, Inc.So what is Diamond hiding? Turns out there have been several recalls on pet food products due to contaminations.Instead of hoping the consumer won’t do their homework I think Taste of the Wild would be a more reputable brand if they were more transparent like other manufacturers.To rectify this trust issue, Taste of the Wild should elaborate on their quality assurance procedures to restore confidence and possibly regain loyalty…
  • Review of Earthborn Holistic Puppy Vantage

    BestPuppyFoodBrands
    2 Aug 2014 | 9:58 am
    Review of Earthborn Holistic Puppy VantageEarthborn Holistic is a line of natural pet foods under the umbrella of Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc.—founded 1926 and based in Evansville, Indiana—which is a subsidiary of Nunn Milling Company Inc. and offers everything you would expect from a natural pet food recipe with high-quality ingredients and balanced nutrients.Earthborn Holistic Puppy Vantage jumps on the DHA bandwagon by promising a quality product that has everything your puppy needs for brain and eye development among other benefits.Earthborn Holistic Puppy Vantage main ingredients…
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    Totally Goldens

  • Golden Retriever FAQ

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

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

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

    Wendy
    25 Jun 2014 | 3:12 pm
    The decision to bring a dog into your family is one of the most life changing and important decisions you can ever make. It will have a major effect on your life for a decade or more. Hopefully you’ve already thoroughly researched whether a Golden Retriever is the right dog for you…and just as importantly ...The post Where Is The Best Place To Get A Golden Retriever? appeared first on Totally Goldens.
  • Is Crate Training Cruel?

    Wendy
    7 Jun 2014 | 3:02 pm
    The debate on whether crate training is cruel or not rages on, sometimes very heatedly, in all corners of the dog world and in all forms of media. Many people feel it’s cruel, saying no animal should be ‘caged’, grouping crate training in with the idea of animals kept at zoos. Yet breeders, vets, animal ...The post Is Crate Training Cruel? appeared first on Totally Goldens.
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    Dog Breeds Information

  • Top 10 Guard Dogs Breeds

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

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

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

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

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

  • Neptune Systems Unveils Beefy Dosing System

    AquaNerd
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:11 pm
    Neptune Systems is conquering the aquarium controller accessory world yet again. Here at MACNA 2014, they are introducing their new DOS system, which consists of a pair of dosing pumps and a dual chamber reservoir to hold all of your Continue reading → MORE: Neptune Systems Unveils Beefy Dosing System… More: The post Neptune Systems Unveils Beefy Dosing System appeared first on reefs.com.
  • Reef Threads MACNA Minicast, Day 1

    Gary Parr
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:40 pm
     It’s the first day of the Denver MACNA show and we’re reporting what we’re seeing and hearing. Hop you enjoy. Download the podcast here, or subscribe to our podcasts at iTunes. Also, follow us on Twitter at reefthreads.—Gary and Christine More: Reef Threads MACNA Minicast, Day 1… More: The post Reef Threads MACNA Minicast, Day 1 appeared first on reefs.com.
  • Techniques for Maintaining Calcium and Alkalinity in Reef Tanks

    Saltwater Smarts
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:38 pm
    Calcium and alkalinity are vitally important chemical parameters in reef aquariums. They are used by stony corals to build their calcium carbonate skeletons. A lack of calcium and alkalinity in the water will inhibit the growth of reef-building corals and invertebrates, which will eventually lead to health problems. What is calcium? Calcium is one of the major ions in salt water. It is the fifth most common ion in salt water behind, chloride, sodium, sulfate, and magnesium. In most healthy reefs, the calcium level hovers around 425 parts per million (ppm). More: Techniques for Maintaining…
  • Breaking News! Genicanthus Personatus Has Been Bred in Captivity!

    Caitlin Goldenberg
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:32 am
     I can’t even begin to tell you all how elated I am to be writing this right now as well as how honored I am to be the person to share this mind blowing news with you!! The “Holy Grail” of fish is finally here. The Genicanthus personatus, a visually stunning, pearlescent-white angel with a striking, inky-black mask and tail, has rarely been seen within the trade. It’s ghostly nature and ethereal appearance put this little number in a class of ultra-rare fish that most people will never see in person. That’s what makes this news so exciting. Biologist Karen Brittain of…
  • Shop Spotlight, MACNA Edition- Elite Reef

    Guinapora
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:28 pm
    Elite Reef is jammed packed with unique frags, inverts and quarantined fish. This shop is mainly focused on having healthy livestock at all times. I may be slightly biased since I helped get this shop started. It will always be another home for me. But this shop is a must see for those in town for MACNA. Be sure to see their ridiculous chalices at the Blue Life Booth.                  … More: The post Shop Spotlight, MACNA Edition- Elite Reef appeared first on reefs.com.
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    PetCareSupplies

  • What Things to Do to Reduce Stress in Cats

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

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

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

    admin
    5 Aug 2014 | 3:22 am
    There are many reasons for owning a pet. The first and foremost is the need of unconditional love. As pets love you without any selfish motives, they fulfill the void of wanting best friends. They fill up your lonely hours with nothing but plane love. Their tacit language exuberating warmth is matchless and generates the quietest yet effective dialogue of love and companionship. Their company is the finest healer and an ideal replacement for antibiotics and antidepressants. Why pets are finest healers in the world? Most of the health problems occur due to a diseased mind. An unhealthy,…
  • Plan the Best Eye Care for Your Dog

    admin
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:28 am
    Having a dog as a pet seems like heaven with all the joy and happiness in this world. Your dog is the twinkle of your eyes, which makes you feel pride. But, what about the twinkle of his eyes. Do you really take care of his little shiny eyes, which are always eagerly and lovingly look at you? Dog’s eyes are sensitive and they do need that extra care to keep that twinkle always. Find here some great tips to keep your dog’s eyes healthy and shiny. Before starting for any eye care at home, check out whether your dog is having this or not Tearing Closed eyes Unequal pupil sizes Red or white…
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    Sometimes Cats Herd You

  • Happy Labor Day

    feline
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Ashton: Did you hear that? Someone said it was Labor Day. Clearly, these people don’t understand how it works. Cats don’t labor. This is how cats labor: Bring me my treats, peeps! And I expect them peeled! We hope all of you who are celebrating today have a wonderful Labor Day, with your humans tending to your every day… just like you deserve every day! Happy Labor Day was originally published on Sometimes Cats Herd You - .
  • Commentathon Results

    feline
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:48 am
    Newton: It’s a bonus holiday weekend post from us, because we wanted to share information with you about the results of yesterday’s commentathon for Tabby’s Place in Sparkle’s memory. We had comments to match at $1 each. Pierre: We can do better than that! We can find some more money to round it up. I’ll check in the pockets of the clothes in the laundry basket. Ashton: And I looked under the sofa cushions. You wouldn’t believe the change that people lose down there. Newton: I found some money, too. But I’m not telling where I got this. Pierre:…
  • Commentathon for Sparkle and Tabby’s Place

    feline
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Our friend Sparkle the Designer Cat was one in a million. In addition to having a wit sharper than her claws, Sparkle gave us great advice that has helped us to be better cats. Another lasting legacy she left was her tireless work to champion cats who were less fortunate than herself. One of the causes Sparkle often donated to when trying to help the less-fortunate kitties was Tabby’s Place, a very special cage-free sanctuary that gives refuge to cats in hopeless situations. Chronically ill, older, and handicapped cats that would otherwise be considered unadoptable at other shelters…
  • A Visit to Big Cat Rescue

    feline
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Today, we are letting the head peep tell the story of how she two-timed us big time. And by big time, we mean she two-timed us with big cats! I recently had the opportunity to tour Big Cat Rescue. They now function as a rescue sanctuary, and their property  is a collection of “catitats”, mostly large, oval enclosures, linked with tunnels so that the cats have choices of areas to go. All of the cats have den areas, trees to climb, and if appropriate for their species, tall grasses and other foliage to hide in. One of the things that a lot of cat lovers will notice in my photos is…
  • Wordless Wednesday: So Close Edition

    feline
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Wordless Wednesday: So Close Edition was originally published on Sometimes Cats Herd You - .
 
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    Owned by a Boxer

  • 10 Things Only A Boxer Owner Would Understand

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

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

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

    Justin Williamson
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:09 pm
    Patton the Boxer always misses his owner when he is gone. Watch Patton chase him down on his arrival home. Video courtesy of markvines87 The post Boxer Chases Owner appeared first on Owned by a Boxer.
  • Boxer Dog and Tennis Ball

    Justin Williamson
    16 Jul 2014 | 3:57 pm
    This boxer seems to have some trouble getting his tennis ball. Video courtesy of Leep1989′s channel. The post Boxer Dog and Tennis Ball appeared first on Owned by a Boxer.
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    Petnook - The Animal Lovers' Corner

  • Dogs That Are Totally Stoned Out of Their Minds

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

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

    QRator
    15 Aug 2014 | 4:22 am
    Cat owners may claim that their beloved pets love ice cream and doughnuts, but it’s the fat that cats enjoy. Felines’ taste receptors can’t detect sugar
  • 13 Handicapped Animals and Their Adorably Inspirational Stories

    QRator
    9 Aug 2014 | 5:48 am
    We receive so much from animals in the form of love and inspiration.
  • Who Made That Dog Biscuit?

    QRator
    2 Aug 2014 | 6:03 am
    For most of their history as human companions, dogs have scavenged scraps from the supper table. But that all changed in 1860, when an Ohio electrician named James Spratt journeyed to London to sell lightning rods
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    HavaHug Havanese Puppies - Hav Life

  • Expecting Two Litters This Fall!!

    9 Aug 2014 | 7:16 am
    We are now anticipating two GORGEOUS litters from KitKat and Zuzu this Fall and we are soooo incredibly excited!!! As the famous quote by Charles Schulz states, "Happiness is a warm puppy".  Anyone who has had the experience of nestling their face into the fluffy neck of a warm pup, or holding a precious furbaby in their arms, heart to heart, knows this to be true. They have the uncanny ability to melt away stress. They warm our thoughts and ease our cares. They bring softness, sweetness and joy into our lives. How incredible is that? What an extraordinary treasure.
  • Greatest Treasure

    26 Jul 2014 | 6:24 pm
    Some of our greatest historical and artistic treasures we place in museums;others, we take for walks."  Roger CarasRight on, Roger.  Right on.  <3
  • Oh, These Sweet Havanese Angel Eyes!

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:49 pm
         I came across this quote today and I was struck by how true it is. Never have I known another living being as utterly selfless as a loving dog.     "Dogs are minor angels, and I don't mean that facetiously. They love unconditionally, forgive immediately, are the truest of friends, willing to do anything that makes us happy, etc. If we attributed some of those qualities to a person we would say they are special. If they had all of them, we would call them angelic." – Jonathan Carroll
  • Little Creepers  

    16 Jul 2014 | 11:08 am
    I look outside the window and what do I see?        2 little havanese staring at me!   Oh, these two are feeling pretty cool now that they've learned to climb up onto the table outside ... only problem is that once they get up there, they need me to help them get down! haha! Cutest dogs ever! Truly.
  • Multiple Havanese Syndrome

    15 Jul 2014 | 8:31 am
         Ok, so I seem to be suffering from what is known as Multiple Havanese Syndrome.  I just can't get enough of these little flufferbutts and I am always fighting the urge to add another sweet little havanese (or two) to our pack! But, in all seriousness, my need really is somewhat justified. As you can see here... I'm still a couple havs shy of enough for a full-size lap blanket! Now, I know it's summer, but we all know winter is not far off and Michigan winters can be tough! I think this situation must be addressed asap! It's practically a crisis!  
 
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    Beverly Hills Dog Training

  • 10 Tips for Camping with your Dog

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

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

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

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

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

  • Studies Show Dog Therapy is Great for Children’s Health

    Samantha
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:04 am
    NextGen Dog NextGen Dog - #1 Evidence-based Source on Dog Health New research supports what has been said many times before – certified therapy dogs, along with some other animals, have a major positive impact on a child’s health. Any dog lover will tell you that there is something really comforting about having a dog around. Some people enjoy the companionship, and it makes others feel safe. Whatever the reason, it can certainly boost your spirit to have a dog close by. Because of this, more and more facilities around the world are using animals to help patients who are…
  • Study Reveals Painful Neurological Disease in Toy Dog Breeds

    Samantha
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:22 am
    NextGen Dog NextGen Dog - #1 Evidence-based Source on Dog Health Some dogs got a shorter end of the stick. It seems like certain small dog breeds might be at risk of aching neurological diseases because of the shape of their skulls, says researcher. In search of eliminating even more canine diseases in the future, a new study [1] has found evidence that the skull shape of toy dog breeds, more specifically the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Chihuahua, could be a huge risk facet for some very painful neurological conditions, such as syringomyelia (SM). Syringomyelia allows for…
  • Study Finds Dogs Keep Elderly People 10 Years Younger

    Samantha
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:42 am
    NextGen Dog NextGen Dog - #1 Evidence-based Source on Dog Health Dogs increase life expectancy in elderly, according to a new study, which found the fitness level of dog owners who are 65 or over is equivalent to someone 10 times younger than them. Researchers studied more than 500 people over 65 years old, and found that the ones who had dogs were 12 percent more active than those that didn’t [1]. The study, which was done at St. Andrews University, found that owning a pet helped boost their physical health as well as mental health. This is not the first study to show that dogs can have a…
  • How Do Dogs Understand Absence of their Owners

    Samantha
    24 Aug 2014 | 6:58 am
    NextGen Dog NextGen Dog - #1 Evidence-based Source on Dog Health According to hundreds of dog greetings videos, it certainly seems like dogs can understand when their human owners return home from a long absence. Recently, countless dog videos have gone viral of soldiers returning home and their pets reacting by crying, fainting, and even seeming to laugh. But do dogs really understand what it means to miss someone? Do dogs truly feel the excitement and overwhelming joy of experiencing an owner’s return after months or years of them being gone as we believe they do? Science has…
  • Quick PetPace Smart Collar Review: Just Another Gimmick?

    NGD Reviewers
    24 Aug 2014 | 6:22 am
    NextGen Dog NextGen Dog - #1 Evidence-based Source on Dog Health A few months ago, an Israeli company PetPace has launched their revolutionary device – PetPace Smart Collar - that claims to monitor your dog’s “health” and store its findings in a cloud-based server for future reports.  According to the manufacturer, PetPace is a patented, non-invasive, monitoring smart collar that will improve your pet’s health and well-being by wirelessly tracking its vitals and a range of physical and behavioral parameters. A little bit of back story. A start-up company has…
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    Fitdog Sports Club » Blog

  • Caring for your new puppy

    Andrea Servadio
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:16 pm
    Bringing home a new puppy can be exciting but also overwhelming for you both! Luckily, a little preparation and establishing routines right away will help smooth out the transition and...
  • How to find the best dog bed for your pup

    Andrea Servadio
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:24 pm
    There are a number of things to consider when choosing a bed for your dog. With so many great options available, how do you know which one to choose? First,...
  • Terrance’s Tips: Is your dog an Alpha? Beta? Or Omega?

    Andrea Servadio
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:31 am
    Our Club Manager, Terrance Walker, has been working with dogs for over seven years, and he’s the leader of our pack! Every month he sends out behavioral, training and health...
  • Meet Callie, Our Fitdog of the Month for August 2014

    Andrea Servadio
    5 Aug 2014 | 8:49 pm
    For August 2014, we are honoring Callie W., a Club regular for both daycare and overnight. Callie loves to run, wrestle, and play tag with her best pals Taz, Jaxson...
  • The 5 hottest dog products for 2014

    Andrea Servadio
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:44 am
    Nearly 23,000 pet industry professionals descended on Las Vegas in late July for the annual SuperZoo pet expo, including the Fitdog Sports Club team. We scoured the trade show floor...
 
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    Puppy Leaks

  • Animals Are Parents, Too

    Jen Gabbard
    30 Aug 2014 | 11:47 am
    Animals Are Parents, Too *I don’t often use other people’s work but I thought this story was too beautiful not to share. I want to let you know about an event that changed my life many years ago. It is a memory that periodically comes and goes, but it is one of the most precious memories that me and my wife share. I am thankful that we can remember it together. It’s a reminder that things are not what they seem and that angels come in many packages. We live in College Station, Texas and we were on our way home from Houston, Texas around the Weston Lakes area one Saturday or…
  • Laika Versus The Hose

    Jen Gabbard
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Laika Versus The Hose   Laika was a bit confused by the assignment. I asked her how she wanted to get pampered and she said she’d really love to play frisbee. Then she wanted to cool down with the hose, but she pretty much just ended up choking on it as usual. She isn’t even wearing the right hat. Happy Barkday! Here’s a video from earlier this year, it’s what she does every time we get the hose out.   Destiny’s Barkday Blog Hop is hosted by Destiny’s Dog Blog. Pamper your dog today and make sure you stop by and wish her a Happy Barkday! The post…
  • Jogging Can Be Harmful To Puppies

    Jen Gabbard
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:28 am
    Don’t Overdo It Just Yet – Jogging Can Be Harmful To Puppies Jogging with your dog is an excellent way to exercise; both of you can keep fit and trim while taking in all the lovely scenery. If you have a new puppy you may be tempted to start things off with a running routine to burn off all that extra energy of his; but don’t start too soon.  Jogging can be harmful to puppies. Puppies should not engage in rigorous activity before their bodies have had a chance to mature. They should avoid sharp or repetitive impact exercises during their first year. Growth Plate Injuries…
  • Loyal Dog Stays By Owners Grave For Two Weeks

    Jen Gabbard
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:52 pm
    Loyal Dog Stays By Owners Grave For Two Weeks   Bhaskar Shri, 18, died in a car accident on August 2. He was buried in Chennai, southern India. His loyal dog, Tommy, refused to leave his grave site for over two weeks. The loyal dog spent 15 days guarding his owners grave, going without food or water. Shri adopted the dog 5 years ago and the two quickly became inseparable. “Everyone who saw him was inspired by his love for his master. He wouldn’t even leave to eat. He just scratched at he ground and whined, it really was a sad sight,” said Blue Cross volunteer Dawn Williams. “He…
  • Hand Feeding Your Dog Is Great, But It Doesn’t Cure Resource Guarding

    Jen Gabbard
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:40 pm
    Hand Feeding Your Dog Is Great, But It Doesn’t Cure Resource Guarding   My dog Laika demonstrated her severe resource guarding the first day I bought her home. She bit me, and in the past 3 years we’ve worked together extensively to manage it. Never having to deal with resource guarding before I was quite stumped. Every article I could get my hands on regarding the subject was read. I took it all in, I was going to beat this thing. They all seemed to have one important principle in common: you start managing resource guarding by hand feeding your dog.   How To Hand Feed…
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