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  • Top Seven Friendly Cat Breeds

    The SmartLiving Network Pets Portal
    8 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Here is the list of top seven friendly cat breeds that feel happy to be with you:
  • Nine tips to help your cat lose weight more easily

    PET-Happy.com
    Signe & 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…
  • Profile of Dog Trainer Martin Deeley

    Terrierman's Daily Dose
    PBurns
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:56 pm
    Dog trainer Martin Deeley gets a nice profile in the Orlando, Florida city magazine. Congrats Martin!From: Terrierman's Daily Dose To order the book. web site.
  • Does your car smell like DOG? Purrgo to the rescue

    The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
    Jan
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:20 am
    A few weeks ago I got an email from a charming and enterprising young man named Mark Zhang. Since I had a dog blog he wanted to know if I had dog odors in my car or home. After an indignant sniff I realized that when people are subject to the same odor, they lose the ability to smell it. I remember as a child passing through a part of a nearby town that had...
  • The Carpe Diem Song :: Robin Williams

    Terrierman's Daily Dose
    PBurns
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    From: Terrierman's Daily Dose To order the book. web site.
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    PetsitUSA Blog

  • 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!
  • Video Tutorial on Cleaning Your Cat’s Ears by AVMA

    Lori Genstein, I've Got the 'Scoop'!, LLC
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:58 pm
    Hello!  I’m sharing a short but informative video tutorial I thought would be helpful with cleaning your cat’s ears: Ear care by the American Veterinary Medical Association  The American Veterinary Medical Association states:  “Proper maintenance and regular cleaning of your cat’s ears is essential for their well being.  Dr. Julia Georgesen tells you how to clean your cat’s ears and what you need to be on the look out for when cleaning.”   One thing I advise differently is to use gauze when cleaning the ears, rather than cotton, to avoid any…
  • 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

  • 5 Zen Lessons I Learned From Cat Play Time - KT Cat Paws

    The Pet Blog Lady
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:58 pm
    (Image source)  Guest contributor:  KT Cat Paws There are subtle Zen lessons we can learn about play time with a cat. Interactive playtime can bring a new appreciation for your cat, plus it is a great way to knit the family together in a way that is enjoyable and healthy for everyone. Playtime can also teach you about yourself, all while finding a tad bit of Zen.   Why cats need interactive play Cats can play alone but they also like to interact with us and their littermates. Interactive play is vital to kittens and indoor cats. They play with us; one-on-one. We are their only form of…
  • Bucket of Sloths - Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop

    The Pet Blog Lady
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:48 am
      Okay...so maybe not totally wordless.  Just can't help myself. This is on my Bucket List - to visit the Sloth Sanctuary in Costa Rica.  Many of you have probably seen this video but for those who haven't had the pleasure, enjoy!  (Be sure to have your sound up)         
  • House-Training Your Puppy: Simplified Suggestions

    The Pet Blog Lady
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:58 am
     (Image source)  Guest contributor: Nicola Reynor Congratulations on welcoming a new member into your family! Perhaps this is your first pet or first puppy. In either case, you must be really excited. You are probably looking forward to teaching your pup lots of tricks. But before you try to teach it some tricks, your pup needs to be taught some basic things. A pup is still a baby and doesn’t know what’s right and what isn’t. You will need to be patient and loving as your pup learns what actions are expected of it and what aren’t. Here is some information that will come in handy…
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    Art Dog Blog

  • 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…
  • Art Paw On TV in Atlanta!

    19 May 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Did you know that Atlanta is #3 on the national list for cities with the most pampered pets? Yep, very cool and this morning we were featured on the morning show there at CBS46! Check out our 15 seconds of fame ...  Gift Ideas to Pamper Your Pet!Cooper below  is the star pup that I created both a Warhol and a painterly style project for that you will see in the clip.
 
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    Terrierman's Daily Dose

  • The Unrefined Working Terrier

    PBurns
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:30 am
    Another clip from the vaults over at Sports Illustrated, this time an article from the November 2, 1981 issue.Twenty-three breeds of terrier are recognized by the American Kennel Club. The Airedale is the biggest and, alphabetically, the first; the cairn is the smallest and the West Highland white is the last. (The Yorkshire terrier is officially in the toy group.) There are Australian, Welsh and Scottish terriers from abroad, an American Staffordshire terrier here at home and Border terriers for those who prefer neutrality. There are fox terriers and bullterriers, soft-coated Wheaton…
  • The Carpe Diem Song :: Robin Williams

    PBurns
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    From: Terrierman's Daily Dose To order the book. web site.
  • Profile of Dog Trainer Martin Deeley

    PBurns
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:56 pm
    Dog trainer Martin Deeley gets a nice profile in the Orlando, Florida city magazine. Congrats Martin!From: Terrierman's Daily Dose To order the book. web site.
  • Ripped from the Pages of Earthdog History

    PBurns
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:52 am
    Because the world is a dodgey place where old content can disappear and become very hard to find later on, I am "ripping and stripping" this old content from the vaults over at Sports Illustrated describing one of the first American Working Terrier Association meet ups in the Castkills of New York in 1974, not too far from where Misto was born.Patricia Adams Lent is featured, of course, as well my old friend Teddy Moritz and we even have a Jack Russell from "Mrs. H. L. Crawford III of Gladstone, N.J." That would be, of course, Ailsa Crawford who later founded the Jack Russell Terrier…
  • The RSPCA's Home for a (Very Short) Life Campaign

    PBurns
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:51 am
    It turns out that the RSPCA's "home for life" campaign should more accurately be called the "home for a very short life" campaign.As The Guardiannotes: An RSPCA ad campaign that offered to care for pets if their owner dies has escaped a ban, despite the charity admitting that almost one in five animals in the scheme are put down. Right.  And these are the animals they kill AFTER you have gone to the RSPCA to have them write them ino your will. Imagine if you had not done that!As The Guardian notesThe RSPCA said that its ads did not give a cast-iron guarantee that a new home…
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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

  • When Is a Dog Rescue Not a Rescue?

    22 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    A rescue organization closing is rarely a good thing for dogs and dog lovers. The case of Precious Pups, a dog rescue group based in Calverton, New York, might just be that rare example when it is. Precious Pups was closed down by court order this week after allegations that it was little more than a glorified puppy mill, subjecting dogs to animal abuse. According to people who've adopted dogs from the organization, it regularly adopted out dogs who were sick, sometimes to the point that they die days or weeks after arriving at their new homes. Share this image Deborah Maffettone Deborah…
  • Go Out to Eat and Bring Your Dog -- It'll Soon Be Legal in California

    22 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    On Thursday, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation that will make your $14 chicken piccata that much better, because you can enjoy it next to your dog. The law overturns a ban on pets at restaurants and will take effect Jan. 1, according to SF Gate. Each individual restaurant still has the discretion to allow dogs or not, but if they do, then your pal is welcome in outside areas and porches.  Share this image The Dogs, a small restaurant in Edinburgh, Scotland. You can thank Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis, for the change. She knew many restaurants were flouting the…
  • Yes, People Should Clean Up Their Dogs' Poop, But Does This Poster in England Go Too Far?

    21 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    Some people take dog poop really seriously. If you work here at Dogster, it's kind of hard not to notice. Recently, Michael Leaverton wrote about the neighborhood in Brooklyn (my old neighborhood, actually), that was fighting dog poop via webcams, and activists in Ipswich, Massachusetts, and Boulder, Colorado, have advocated using DNA testing to catch owners who don't clean up. And in a moment of true hipster weirdness, two Brooklyn artists had a turf war over painting dog poop gold. Share this image Clean up after your pets by Shutterstock. These examples aren't much, though, when compared…
  • Wait, What? DOGS Are Now Doing the Ice-Bucket Challenge

    21 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Because the ice-bucket challenge is a viral Internet sensation, the god of such things will not rest until the trend has wormed its way into every segment of society. As it does so, it was bound to pass dogs, and it has. People are now pouring ice-cold water on their dogs, and the dogs are ... well, the dogs are adorable. And the whole ice-bucket movement helps the ALS Association. Fortunately, most people instinctively know one of the first rules of owning a dog: Do not just dump a bucket of ice-cold water on your dog! It seems the majority are just using a half-full glass of water or some…
  • Watch a Puppy and a Cheetah Grow Up Together at a Safari Park

    20 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    Some of the cutest things in the world are currently happening at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. For the past couple of months, two tiny little things have been growing up together: Ruuxa and Raina. Ruuxa is a Cheetah cub who was rejected by her mother, and Raina is a Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy who is helping Ruuxa to forget about that.  According to the Safari Park, the puppy will serve as the cheetah's lifelong companion.  “Because the cheetah was by himself and did not have any siblings, we wanted him to have a companion immediately,” animal training manager Susie Ekard said.
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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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    petsgardenblog.com

  • 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…
  • Wed. Hero-Rear Adm. Jeremiah Denton

    pet
    11 Jun 2014 | 3:12 am
    This post was suggested by SJ and Michael
  • Just Sayin- Bergdahl Deserter

    pet
    9 Jun 2014 | 7:23 pm
    WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO: Punish Bowe Bergdahl for being AWOL / Desertion during Operation Enduring Freedom. The post Just Sayin- Bergdahl Deserter appeared first on .
 
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    Scratchings-and-Sniffings

  • 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 ...
  • Yes, it's true. No Man is an Island. Not when he has his dog with him.

    Yvonne DiVita
    8 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    No man is an island,Entire of itself,Every man is a piece of the continent,A part of the main.If a clod be washed away by the sea,Europe is the less.As well as if a promontory were.As well as if a manor of thy friend'sOr of thine own were:Any man's death diminishes me,Because I am involved in mankind,And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee.     ~John Donne I love that poem. It speaks to me. It speaks to me of the power of a collective voice. It speaks to me of the need to be with other people, and to own our humanity. It speaks to me of the worth of…
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    The Poodle (and Dog) Blog

  • Does your car smell like DOG? Purrgo to the rescue

    Jan
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:20 am
    A few weeks ago I got an email from a charming and enterprising young man named Mark Zhang. Since I had a dog blog he wanted to know if I had dog odors in my car or home. After an indignant sniff I realized that when people are subject to the same odor, they lose the ability to smell it. I remember as a child passing through a part of a nearby town that had...
  • Albany, Massachussets: A River rolls through it

    Jan
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:01 am
    Eleven-year-old River, a German Short-haired Pointer, is an icon in Albany as he goes for frequent rolls through the town on his front legs and back wheels. He lost the use of his back legs when he was attacked by two off leash dogs, but his disability doesn't bother him as he accompanies his owners, Herby and Carol Mader, on their daily walks. Some owners might have put their dog down with such a disability,...
  • My dad's famous family recipe for catfish

    Jan
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    This is the first and probably only recipe I will ever post. It became an important recipe in my family even though no one actually prepared it. When I was growing up in Indiana my grandfather had a pond on his property which he stocked with catfish. My cousins and I (there were 14 of us) loved to take our fishing poles, squish a worm on a hook and catch them. Mostly they were small,...
  • Prison dog sniffs out 1000 cell phones

    Jan
    16 Aug 2014 | 4:12 pm
    No human being will ever know what a cell phone smells like. But in his 4 ½ year career with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Draco the Belgian Malinois has sniffed out 1000 cell phones in prison cells. It is not in the best interest of society to allow inmates to carry on gang-related and criminal activities inside a prison. Inmates hide cell phones in places humans can't see them, toilets, bedding, walls,...
  • Robin Williams and the black dog within

    Jan
    12 Aug 2014 | 8:49 am
    Millions of people suffer from the black dog of depression which can take over their lives. And take their lives... With the right help even the worse black dog can be trained to heel.
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    Raise a Green Dog!

  • 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!
  • Donations sought for rabies vaccine long-term duration immunity study in dogs.

    Johann The Dog
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:44 am
    Think about it....when you where young you received vaccines, right? But have you received any vaccines since that time? Nope, not unless you are visiting a foreign country that may require a vaccine that you may not have had and the US doesn't require. So why should our dogs get yearly vaccines? We believe they shouldn't. It's not only unnecessary, it's unhealthy and can potentially have... Click on the title to read more!
 
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    Your Pet's Best Friend

  • 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…
  • Heartworm Treatment Decisions

    Doc
    28 May 2013 | 4:48 pm
    Here's a note from Pat: I've read so much I am sick. Rescued my shih tzu mix 7 months ago.  He was tested negative for heartworms by agency's vet. My vet did not retest (though he did health exam) until 6 months later, and he is positive. Vet gave me 2 options, suggesting we start with Heartguard. He has been on Trifexis since I have had him. I read that the fast kill drug may or may not be available? And that dog has to be crated for up to 9 months. I work and worry i wont be able to take care of him. And then he may die passing the worm anyhow.  I  cannot afford to leave…
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    Wayne Pacelle: A Humane Nation

  • The Price of Progress – How Our Victories Breed Enemies

    Wayne Pacelle
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Precisely because The HSUS is so effective, we are the target of disinformation campaigns from our political adversaries. The king of disinformation is Rick Berman, the guy “60 Minutes” dubbed “Dr. Evil” for his work attacking public interest groups on behalf of anonymous corporations.   Among many successes this year, we prevented the resumption of horse slaughter for human consumption on U.S. soil. Photo: Kathy Milani/The HSUS If you’re new to Berman’s brand attacks on The HSUS, the Center for Public Integrity has a new investigative piece on the topic – building on…
  • Nestlé to Overhaul Farm Animal Treatment Across the Globe

    Wayne Pacelle
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:54 am
    The world’s largest food company has spoken: cruelty on factory farms has got to go. Nestlé is the single-biggest maker of food across the globe, with dozens of widely known brands such as Dreyer's, Lean Cuisine and Butterfinger. Today, the company announced an industry-leading animal welfare program that will eliminate many controversial-yet-currently-standard practices within its worldwide food supply chain. The announcement is the latest, and one of the biggest, in a series of actions by major food retailers, moving them away from an industrial-type production system that is callous and…
  • Fighting Factory Farming – With Every Tool We Have

    Wayne Pacelle
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:21 am
    We are in a pitched battle against factory farming – a battle to transform agriculture and the way consumers think about and consume food. Animal agriculture has become thoroughly industrialized, with animals forced to live in windowless, overcrowded, stinking, ammonia-laden buildings. Photo: The HSUS Our society is raising too many animals for food – nine billion in the United States, and perhaps 70 billion worldwide. Producing and raising that many animals requires huge inputs of resources – billions and billions of bushels of grains, enormous tracts of land, and vast quantities of…
  • Trumped Up Charges Against Wolves, Dirty Dealings With Voters

    Wayne Pacelle
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:20 pm
    When lawmakers take an oath to “faithfully discharge the duties” of their office, they shouldn’t play games with the voters who put them there in the first place. Michigan lawmakers are trying to keep voters from weighing in on the fate of their state's small, recovering population of wolves. Photo: Alamy About half of the states have constitutional provisions to provide for citizen lawmaking, allowing voters to initiate legislation by petition, and to nullify acts of the legislatures in their states through a similar process. Both processes require the collection of a large…
  • Tip of the Hat for Big Cat Habitat

    Wayne Pacelle
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:41 am
    As I’ve mentioned before, The HSUS and its affiliates are collectively the largest provider of hands-on care for animals. Last week I was on the ground at one our facilities – in Texas – for the opening of the Big Cat Habitat at the Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch, run by the Fund for Animals and The HSUS. In my video blog today I talk with Ranch director Ben Callison about what makes this Big Cat Habitat so distinctive and appealing. We also discuss that while rescue and animal care are critical, they alone are insufficient to deal with all of the problems faced by animals – in…
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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

  • 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…
  • Cashmere Dog Sweater

    greenpet
    16 Aug 2014 | 4:46 am
    Baby blue with collegiate stripe! Eco friendly recycled cashmere makes this unique little sweater for the softest and warmest winter wear. $39.00 on sale (25% off) at Remnant Clothing
  • Pet Grooming Made Simple… At Last!

    greenpet
    13 Aug 2014 | 4:27 am
    Think you’re the only one who feels overwhelmed by the scores of dog shampoo formulas online and on shelves?? Well, this all-natural pet shampoo from Fuzzyard promises to bless pooches of all breeds with a safe, super-luxe sheen. The company credits this Organic Jojoba + Basil Everyday Dog Shampoo’s Jojoba base as the reason it’s safe for all types of coats. No artificial fragrances, colors or sulphate are included to cloud your judgement (and possibly harm pets). The essential oils listed on the PawLuxury website look inviting enough to give this shampoo a try. Find this…
  • Dogs are Crazy for Pentapulls

    greenpet
    10 Aug 2014 | 4:11 am
    Just when you thought you’ve seen it all….The Pentapulls dog toy is an eco friendly nylon animal squeak toy that, according to the manufacturer, has had excellent success in entertaining even the pickiest of canines. Crafted of earth-conscious (and quadruple-layered) nylon, this interactive pet toy’s 2 ½ feet length spans even wider than many chihuahuas. A total of 5 internal squeakers is something that all breeds can appreciate, but this unique x-shaped toy is probably best for larger dogs. Available in six animals, $17.99 at The Recycled Retriever
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    PupStyle.com

  • 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 [...]
  • PupStyle Extreme-Pink Dog Wearing Shades.

    dara
    4 Aug 2014 | 11:38 am
     
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    Cat Advice | Paws and Effect

  • 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 —…
  • Why Is Our Cat Pooping On the Floor?

    The Paws and Effect Gang
    3 Aug 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: Our lively, fun and playful 16-year-old Maine Coon has started pooping on the floor! He has two homes, spends half the year as an indoor cat in Florida and spends the other half as an indoor/outdoor cat in Alaska. He started pooping on the floor this winter in Florida. He has a great litter box area with just the right amount of light and privacy. I have tried different litters which seem to work at first and then he goes right back to his dirty deed. We started spraying a deterrent in all his favorite places, all tile spots thank goodness. Then…
  • Why Is This Scaredy Cat So In Love With Me?

    The Paws and Effect Gang
    27 Jul 2014 | 4:41 pm
    Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I’m the new babysitter of a young boy.  There are three cats in the household, two of whom are pretty social. On the other hand, Simon has to wear a bell around his neck because it’s usually the only way he can be found. So, imagine my surprise one recent night when I stayed over to babysit the boy and Simon jumped up on the bed next to me, purring away. He stayed there the entire time, circling me, looking for new places to sleep, then followed me to the bathroom. He came back to bed with me, and then would become jealous as I typed on my…
 
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    Talk2TheAnimals

  • 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,…
  • Can You Be Happy Where Your Paws Are Planted?

    Margot Ahlquist
    7 Aug 2014 | 2:03 pm
    I used to have a life plan. It consisted of making a certain amount of money by the time I turned 30 years old, getting married a couple of years later and having two kids while remaining a career woman. My plan didn’t come together and I’m glad it didn’t. More Than a Feeling A few nights ago, I was finishing up some work at my desk when I was overcome with a wonderful feeling. As I typed the last sentence of a blog post, it dawned on me that finally I am at a truly happy place in my life. My mind wasn’t preoccupied by the fact I haven’t yet reached my latest financial…
  • When Should You Use An Animal Communicator?

    Janet Roper
    7 Aug 2014 | 9:35 am
    I received an excellent question the other day – first time ever for this particular question. “Why would I use an animal communicator instead of going to a vet?”. I must admit it stumped me for a bit. If you’ve worked with me, if you’ve ever listened to Talk2theAnimalsRadio you’ve heard me say that animal communication does not replace qualified medical care or training. However, while it doesn’t replace qualified medical care or training, it certainly can and does let you know what’s going on from your animal pal’s perspective when it…
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    Have dog blog will travel

  • 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,…
  • Chewy chewy dog bones

    CeliaSue
    6 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    We all know that dogs love to chew on bones (and other items, but we won’t go into that here).  I have given Cici all kinds of chews and bones. I have given her raw bones, frozen, but she would chomp them up and I was always afraid that those large pieces of bones might hurt her. What to do? You gotta give your dog a bone to chew on but you are not supposed to give them cooked bones and raw bones can be hard too. (Pun intended).   How about a healthy alternative…  Mercola dental bones         We have long been a fan of Dr. Joseph Mercola online. The info…
 
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    What's New Dog Blog

  • 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
  • Aug 12, All Dogs Go To Heaven

    12 Aug 2014 | 3:16 pm
    Today Big Samson left this earth, in my arms, as is deserving of such a great and loyal friend. It was a very difficult day, needless to say. You know,
  • Aug 6, A Dog Relaxation CD Is Just What Your Anxious Pooch Needs

    6 Aug 2014 | 1:19 pm
    A dog relaxation cd is a simple way to reduce Fido's stress & anxiety. Ideal for separation issues, thunderstorms, car rides & more. See the best ones here.
  • Aug 3, I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU MY GINGER BABY

    3 Aug 2014 | 10:32 am
    My sweetest little friend left us yesterday 29 July 2014. We bough Ginger into our home on 26 Jan 2003 on a chilly winter night. She would have been
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    Pawfun

  • 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.
  • Adorable “Hello Kitten” by ZeFrank at BuzzFeed approaches 13 million views

    BL Ochman
    27 Jun 2014 | 9:11 am
    Ok, it’s an ad, but it’s adorable! The ever-fabulous ZeFrank, online performance artist, composer and humorist, (with whom I have long been mad about!) narrates an ad for cat food, telling the story of an older cat initiating a new kitten into the rules of the household. It’s approaching 13 million views after just a couple of weeks online. Will it make me feed my cat Purina? No. But it will make me think they are a creative company with a terrific agency. :)
  • Dogswell celebrates Take Your Dog to Work Day

    BL Ochman
    23 Jun 2014 | 8:08 pm
    Work is one of the top causes of stress. June 23 was Take Your Dog to Work Day and Dogswell – maker of premium pet treats and food – decided to celebrate with a wonderful surprise. Shouldn’t every day be take your dog to work day?
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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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    YouTube: Pets

  • 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: 1763487 39654 ratings Time: 04:36 More in Comedy
  • Cereal Taste Test: Name Brand Or Knockoff?

    BuzzFeedVideo
    30 Jun 2014 | 4:32 pm
    Cereal Taste Test: Name Brand Or Knockoff? Do you think you can tell the difference? Share on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/V4Quh5 Like BuzzFeedVideo on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/18yCF0b Share on Twitter:... From: BuzzFeedVideo Views: 857315 13026 ratings Time: 02:44 More in Entertainment
  • 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 YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/use... From: BuzzFeedVideo Views: 15390299 105659 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: 540986 5722 ratings Time: 02:05 More in Entertainment
  • 7 Things Only Middle Children Understand

    BuzzFeedVideo
    7 May 2014 | 8:16 pm
    7 Things Only Middle Children Understand No one listens. Ever. Share on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1jCFobw Like BuzzFeedVideo on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/18yCF0b Share on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1jCF... From: BuzzFeedVideo Views: 1270084 24220 ratings Time: 02:20 More in Entertainment
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    No Dog About It Blog

  • Favorite Video Friday – A fairy dancing with a dog

    Mel
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:16 pm
    Sometimes you just want to get your inner fairy on, ya know? It might be the fact that I’ve been listening to a little Smokey Robinson and Jason Mraz this week, but for some reason the thought of dressing up like a fairy and dancing with my dog sounds like fun. Maybe it’s time for […]
  • Wordless Wednesday #201 – Daisy, Puppy Mill Dog #201

    Mel
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:01 pm
    It seemed appropriate to recognize Daisy on this 201st Wordless Wednesday. She was dog #201 in the mill. Still has the tattoo as a souvenir. She is my Boo. Filed under: Daisy, Photos, puppy mill dogs, Wordless Wednesday Tagged: Daisy the Wonder Dog, Labrador Retriever, photography, puppy mill dog, Wordless Wednesday
  • Watching dog play behaviors

    Mel
    17 Aug 2014 | 7:52 pm
    This past weekend, I had the chance to watch my brother’s two dogs, Boone and Dozer, play and chase and wrestle with one another. These two boys okay hard and they have fun. They take turns so that no one dog is always on top or in charge. There is a lot of give and […]
  • Black and White Sunday #93 – The funny and gorgeous Gir

    Mel
    17 Aug 2014 | 5:45 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, Dog Park, Photos Tagged: black and white photography, Black and White […]
  • Favorite Video Friday – My Dog Carly

    Mel
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:48 pm
    I don’t know about you, but I like to sing to my dogs. Most of the time I do it in the car as we make our way to the dog park, but I have been known to sing to them while making dinner or getting ready for work in the morning or while listening […]
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    Jenna & Snickers

  • Real Life Doesn’t Lend Itself to Blogging These Days

    Jenna Gates
    27 Jul 2014 | 10:01 am
    I started this blog (actually on my freelancing website at the time – nycgadgetgirl.com) in August 2004, when Snick wasn’t quite a year old. For the next four years, I blogged a good bit. Living in Hell’s Kitchen with my young daughter and dogs, I had amusing things to write about. I met fascinating people. Crazy things happened. I started a Shiba meetup group. I started a Shiba rescue. I fostered dogs. We had run ins with tourists and homeless people. Snick charmed strangers on the street. Life was interesting. In 2008, we moved to Indiana for seven months. While I was…
  • Putting Animals Who Educate on Hold

    Jenna Gates
    27 Apr 2014 | 12:56 pm
    It took months for me to finally decide I had to write this post. My family/business obligations have become such that I can’t do them justice and also pour my energy into growing a national non-profit organization. One thing (of many) that I learned from starting NYC Shiba Rescue seven years ago is that it takes a TEAM to start and run a successful organization. Over the past few years a few people have offered to help with Animals Who Educate only to then disappear without following up. I still believe in A.W.E. and plan to make it happen, but not right now. Right now, I have to focus…
  • Needed: A Better Definition for Animals Who Educate

    Jenna Gates
    26 Aug 2013 | 7:05 am
    For the past few years, Animals Who Educate has been a growing concept in my mind, but it hasn’t really existed outside my mind. I’m finally preparing to incorporate A.W.E., and as part of that process, I’m writing a non-profit business plan to define exactly what A.W.E. will do and how it will be done. “Humane Education” is Too Broad Since I first defined the objectives of A.W.E. one thing has been nagging me… “humane education” isn’t really the right term to use in the description of what A.W.E. will do. It isn’t specific enough.
  • From Street Dog to Easy Street

    Jenna Gates
    30 Jul 2013 | 7:49 am
    I recently received this updated photo of the first dog I ever rescued. The note that arrived with the photo said “Kayla is doing fine! We just had to have her knee replaced. She is recovering well. Otherwise, she is a happy, healthy dog!” Kayla’s Story (the synopsis*) In NYC in July 2006, Snickers and I met a homeless man named Benedict with a six month old puppy named Kaos. He had stolen her from a dog fighter and was managing to take excellent care of her, considering they were living in the streets. In August, I took them to my vet and got her shots updated, rabies tag,…
 
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    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!
  • Needed: Dog Therapy for Progeria Children

    WayCoolDogs
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:31 pm
    Dog therapy for Progeria children works on their emotional stability which will affect their physical aspect, the same process as with pet therapy for cancer children and elderly adults. Read full post at Needed: Dog Therapy for Progeria Children More dog stories and info about dog health, training and news at Way Cool Dogs!
  • Pet Food – 9 Emerging Trends

    WayCoolDogs
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:50 pm
    According to a July 18 Newswise press release on pet food, pet owners have begun feeding their dogs or cats better pet food than ever before. A recent study shows us that four out of five pet-owners consider their pets as a member of the family and are feeding them much better, regardless of cost. Read full post at Pet Food – 9 Emerging Trends More dog stories and info about dog health, training and news at Way Cool Dogs!
  • Dogs and Cats – Are They Hampering Your Love Life?

    WayCoolDogs
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:51 am
    Are your dogs and cats hampering your love life? Is it unwittingly helping or destroying your date for the evening? According to Klooff, a new software that allows parents of both dogs and cats to share their favorite pet photos, men and women have specific tastes when it comes to the age-old dogs vs cats debate. This includes which pet makes them a better person and which one makes the opposite sex more desirable and sexy. Read full post at Dogs and Cats – Are They Hampering Your Love Life? More dog stories and info about dog health, training and news at Way Cool Dogs!
  • 10 Tips on Hot Weather and Dogs

    WayCoolDogs
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:28 am
    10 tips on hot weather and dogs are things that can save your dog from heatstroke or from dying during the hottest days of summer. We have put together a short list for you to gather some ideas as we enter the "dog days" of summer. Read full post at 10 Tips on Hot Weather and Dogs More dog stories and info about dog health, training and news at Way Cool Dogs!
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  • 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…
  • Getting ready for prime time

    Hope
    7 Jul 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Teddy and I ventured back into the realm of competitive obedience on Saturday. We went to a Correction Clinic (practice obedience trial) hosted by a local club.I realized when I got there how much my training has changed over the last few years. Teddy was one of only a handful of dogs at the match who wasn't wearing a training (choke) or prong collar. I've become immersed in "positive reinforcement" training. I'd forgotten it was the rule, rather than the exception, to actually use "corrections" at a Correction Clinic.You don't have to, of course. So I didn't. And Teddy did great!We tried our…
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    The Pet Psychic

  • Laura Out And About

    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.” . More today on PET PSYCHIC RADIO LIVE THURSDAYS at 12 pm PST.
  • Laura Out And About

    the Pet Psychic
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:55 am
    Bates was 15 years old when he does in March. He says to his person from Heaven, “Also I want to tell my mom that there are angels that are all around you and that I want to tell you that when you told me you thought I should leap to heaven, I also felt that. I told you that I was scared and lonely and you told me it was going to be OK. So I said OK mom. I said OK. Trust that you heard me say OK.”
  • Pet Psychic Radio 08-14-14

    the Pet Psychic
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:51 am
    PODCAST: PET PSYCHIC RADIO (14-Aug-2014) Click on Arrow to Listen:   Check Out Pets Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with The Pet Psychic on BlogTalkRadio   @ 02:08 – Laura & Ai, about Orca Granny, meditation, … @ 07:32 – Orca Granny, ~103 yrs old, world changes in her life? @ 16:03 – Swan & Chihuahua Daisy, why doesn’t want to go out? @ 20:11 – Lorri & Horse Cowboy, why bolts after workout? @ 28:49 – Jennifer & cat Loki, why he has attitude & bites? @ 42:22 – Pamela & cat Ruby, had excessive grooming & meowing.
  • Chinok

    the Pet Psychic
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:38 pm
    This is Chinok. He is 8 months old. He says, “I like to run on soft grass. I also like the weaving trail. It is the trail that moves around and around.”
  • Tilly

    the Pet Psychic
    12 Aug 2014 | 3:30 pm
    This is Tilly. She is 8 years old. She says, “I like riding in the car. It makes me feel important and well traveled.”
 
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    4 The Love of Animals

  • 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.
  • Giveaway: Clearview Dog Fence Window

    Aimee
    5 Aug 2014 | 11:54 pm
    This is a FUN product, for you and your dog! The Clearview Dog Fence Solution is a window that you can easily install in your fence so your pooch can get a nice view of the world beyond the yard! This could be so fun for a dog (or even kids) to have! And yes, we have one to giveaway to a lucky reader. Since our fence is chain link, we haven’t had a chance to try the product personally, but it sure seems awesome! Installing the Clearview window is an easy DIY project that can improve the quality of your backyard for your pets. The Clearview will be available for purchase on DogFenceDIY…
  • #JustSayJoe Benefitting American Humane Association

    Aimee
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:11 pm
    Grab your pup, your favorite cup, and snap a selfie! Share that awesome photo on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #JustSayJoe and $1 will be donated to American Humane Association! The program is called BRIM’s Brew Buddies, and even has some famous supporters! WHAT: Brew Buddies by BRIM: Share a picture of yourself drinking your favorite cup of coffee with your dog via Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #JustSayJoe. For each photo or video submitted under the hashtag, BRIM will donate $1 to American Humane Association, with a goal of raising $10,000. TIMING: Now through August…
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    Dancing Dog Blog

  • 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…
  • Be The Change For Animals: It’s Easy, Free, And It Works! #BTC4A

    Mary Haight
    15 Jul 2014 | 8:43 pm
    If you want to be the change for animals look no further than btc4animals! Fresh from building a hands on shelter and being the change for animals, BTC’s founder Kim Clune is back to help showcase scouts and writers who give you the lowdown on animal-related causes and information important to your pet’s welfare. No need to be part of the 1% — you can help *without* spending a dime, but by spending a little time. How It Works Running a charity takes social savvy, and social media is where most quick missions for charities are completed. Philanthropy and social change is…
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    Your Pet Sitting Business Destination - PetSittingOlogy

  • 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…
  • How to Build Your Pet Business Fast

    Joshua Cary
    3 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Anything you create that’s worth creating takes time.Which is more accurate when it comes to building, starting, and running a successful pet sitting business? Slow and steady wins the race. Or… The Fast and furious. I received an email recently from someone who wants to start their own pet business, and asked “How can I build a pet business fast?” Certainly, I can assist with many of the moving parts needed to get your business up and running. What I’m not certain about is the “fast” part. In fact, on this very website, you can make your way through…
 
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    DogTipper

  • NASCAR Pets 2015 Calendar Helps The Greg Biffle Foundation

    Grace Sydney
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Helping dogs and cats in need on the road to a better tomorrow,  a driving force in the worlds of sports and animal welfare has unleashed the 2015 NASCAR Pets calendar. Racing to help out animal... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
  • Actress Pam Grier Helps Abandoned Puppies

    Grace Sydney
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:06 pm
    When six puppies were abandoned behind a restaurant in Macon, Georgia their future looked bleak, but now the sky is the limit for the pack of pups thanks to the combined effort of a national charity... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
  • GIVEAWAY: Win a $1,000 GC in Pet Pet Peeves Contest! #SkypePetContest

    Paris Permenter
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:15 am
    In honor of National Dog Day (which Irie and Tiki will attest is EVERY day), we’ve got a great new giveaway to share with you! We’re partnering up with Skype (as you know, Paris is the... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
  • T-Shirts Help Love-A-Bull

    Grace Sydney
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:10 am
    When it comes to helping dogs in need we as animal lovers wear our heart on our sleeves, and now thanks to just-launched campaign friends of Fidos can display their dogged devotion to a paws cause by... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
  • My Dog Won’t Go Outside Alone!

    Paris Permenter
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:55 pm
    Dear Paris, I have two questions actually. I got a 2-1/2-year-old rescue nine weeks ago. She’s been a great dog and is completely house trained. However around the 4th of July, she... [[ 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]

  • A Dog's Reaction to a Stranger's Touch

    Mamairis
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:04 am
    Mamairis: Some dogs believe everyone they meet is a friend. Other dogs respond depending on how they are approached. Still others will warn a stranger to keep their distance. Touch is a major part of a dog's life with us. Most dogs enjoy belly rubs, massages, scratching at the base of the tail. Each dog has his/her favorite spot(s). Because we are so closely bonded with our dogs, they let us touch them where they may not allow strangers or anyone else to do so. Researchers have shown that when our dogs greet us, besides extending a verbal greeting, touching them increases amounts of the…
  • Equine Vaccine Reactions

    Mamairis
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:48 am
    Mamairis: Created page with "Vaccines are crucial to horses' health, keeping them disease-free. However side effects, although not common, can occur. After vaccination, a horse may experience achiness a..." Vaccines are crucial to horses' health, keeping them disease-free. However side effects, although not common, can occur. After vaccination, a horse may experience achiness and a slight fever, swelling at the injection site, soreness in the neck area. These effects usually abate in a couple of days. Some horses can have severe reactions to vaccinations, but these are rare. An…
  • Saddest News of the Western Black Rhino

    Mamairis
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:11 pm
    Mamairis: 2014 The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) along with all the people of this world have lost the battle to save the Western Black Rhino. This magnificent creature has been declared extinct by the IUCN. While the IUCN listed the Western Black Rhino as extinct in 2011, their policy is to wait 5 years before making it official. The hope is that within that period of time there would be new evidence to change the status. Sadly none was found. It is believed that a combination of illegal poaching and poor conservation efforts have resulted in the extinction of the…
  • Yeast Infections in Dogs

    Mamairis
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:39 am
    Mamairis: Yeast is a naturally occurring spore-form of fungi. We humans and dogs have healthy amounts of yeast on our bodies when our immune system is functioning properly. When the immune system is not balanced and is underactive, problems with overgrown yeast can occur. Yeast infections seem to appear more often in warm weather. Medications are often the culprit in unbalanced yeast levels. Antibiotics prescribed for infections often destroy good bacteria as well as the bad. Steroids used to combat allergies will lower an overactive immune system, causing an imbalance of normal flora levels.
  • Khao Manee

    Mamairis
    14 Aug 2014 | 12:35 am
    Mamairis: '''Where does the Khao Manee come from?''' The Khao Manee is a natural breed native to Thailand. Sometimes called Diamond Eyes, Khao Manee is Thai for White Gem. The breed can be traced back hundreds of years. '''What does the Khao Manee look like?''' Khao Manees weigh about 8-12 lbs. and have a life span of 10-12 years. They have a heart-shaped head, high cheek bones and large ears. The coat is pure white, short, smooth and lying close to the skin. Sometimes kittens of other colors appear in a litter. Some Khao Manees have kinked tails. The coat should be brushed weekly. Eyes are…
 
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    Take Paws

  • 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
  • Take Paws to Volunteer – Animal Rescue League of Iowa

    Amy Burkert
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:58 am
    Last month we told you about our new program, Take Paws to Volunteer, where we’re stopping to give back to the communities we visit as we travel around the country. Each month I’m spending a day at an animal shelter or rescue – pitching in wherever I can – and then sharing the photos and stories of the dogs and cats I meet. My dream is that our community here at GoPetFriendly.com will help these fantastic pets find their forever homes. And maybe … just maybe … we’ll see pictures of them traveling the country with their new families! This month I got…
  • Friday Pet Photo Challenge

    Amy Burkert
    15 Aug 2014 | 5:30 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 Vaiva P. of Carmel, California- she recognized this pet friendly destination as the Blue Ridge Parkway!We hope you enjoy your “Travels with Ty & Buster” calendar, Vaiva! Photo copyright: Doug Hillman Let’s See Your Photos … Mucho barko to Doug Hillman for sharing last week’s pet travel photo! If you want your pet to be…
  • The Latest Pet Travel Gear from SuperZoo 2014

    Amy Burkert
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:57 am
    One of the many, many fantastic perks of my job is that I get to attend the annual SuperZoo pet products trade show and investigate the latest and greatest in pet travel gear. This was another record-breaking year – with attendance increasing by 18% and more than 900 companies trotting out their finest, most innovative goods, hoping to generate some buzz. The sheer size of the event floor sets you back on your heels – three days is barely enough time to take it all in, even if you’re concentrating your focus! But I enjoy the challenge, and I think I’ve sniffed out…
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    Pawcurious: With Pet Lifestyle Expert and Veterinarian Dr. V.

  • 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…
  • Live from Vegas: Pet Products You’ve Got To See

    Dr. V
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:50 am
    FTC Disclosure: featured products provided review product and/or compensation for inclusion in the Product Spotlight. If you’ve ever been to a trade show, you know how easy it is to get overwhelmed. A pet show like SuperZoo is an utter cacophony of sounds, sights, and row after row of many things that all look the same after an hour: treats and collars, treats and collars, rinse, repeat. It’s hard for products to stand out in a crowd like that, but when Dr. Andy Roark and I hit the convention floor the last couple of days that is exactly what we were looking for. Fortunately for us, we…
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    PetRelocation.com Blog

  • Pet News Round-Up: Moving, Exercising and Dating (with Pets)

    Caitlin Moore
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Pet-friendly dating sites. Are pets being passed off as service animals for the sake of convenience? Media coverage of animals is more popular than ever. After the move: pet relocation experiences. How to take good care of your canine athlete (they have different needs than humans, you know). Read about what it's like to be a pet shipping specialist.   Happy Friday!  
  • Cat Travel between Dubai and the United States

    Pet Travel Questions
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Name: Arsalan Number of Pets: 1 Pet Type: Cat Pet Breed: Maine Coon mix From: Dubai, UAE To: San Francisco, CA, USA   Dear PetRelocation, My wife and I are moving to San Francisco for a few months, and are trying to decide whether we should move our cat Zoe with us for the duration or whether we should keep her in Dubai. I am sure you can imagine that we really don't want to leave her behind that long, and would love to have her with us at all times! (But are ready to do whatever is best for her.) Your advice in this matter would be highly appreciated, as we have never been through…
  • Incredible Experiences: Fattie's Big Move to Jakarta!

    PetRelocation.com Customer
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:47 am
    Name: Ashley Pet's Name: Fattie From: Washington, DC To: Jakarta, Indonesia When we learned that we were moving to Jakarta, one thing that was a top priority was bringing our cat, Fattie, along with us. We had a very short timeline (only two months) from accepting the job to our move, so we felt that we really needed help facilitating the move. PetRelocation was great from start to finish. They were true to their word and really saw the entire move through. We mostly worked with Sarah and Tobi and they were both friendly and helpful and always promptly replied to our emails, which was a…
  • PetRelocation Included on the 2014 Inc. 5000 List

    Caitlin Moore
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    For the sixth year in a row, PetRelocation has been recognized as one of America's fastest-growing private companies by Inc. For 2014 we earned the ranking of #3383, and we share this overall recognition with some pretty exciting companies, including GoPro, Bowlmor, Fuhu and alumni like Zappos and Under Armour. We'd like to thank our amazing clients and industry partners for helping us to continue our development of knowledge and services over the years. It's a joy to deliver incredible experiences to pets and pet owners, and we aim to continue along this exciting upward…
  • PetRelocation Team Member Spotlight: Meet Whitney!

    Caitlin Moore
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    The Core Values here at PetRelocation -- Integrity, Teamwork, Wisdom, Commitment and Innovation -- drive the work that we do and are illustrated by the people we hire. Recently we introduced you to Penney, one of our dedicated Client Care Specialists, and today we'd like you to meet Whitney, another of our hard-working team members doing her best to make every pet move and client interaction an incredible experience. Want to know more about what it's like to work at PetRelocation? Here's what Whitney had to say about her life as a PetRelocation Consultant. My Journey with…
 
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    Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews

  • 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…
  • homemade raw dog food ( turkey & Primal grind)

    naturaldogfoodseo
    10 Aug 2014 | 7:27 pm
    I created this video at http://www.youtube.com/editor I want to make clear, I am not a Vet or an expert on dog food…I added things that works for my dog.. … Blancett Reynolds has been a devout customer of SFRaw for over 13 years, since the beginning! SF Raw Pet Food Gwen Debaere Santa Cruz Veterinarian ...homemade raw dog food ( turkey & Primal grind) 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: my dog pooped very often after switched him to…
  • Raw Dog Food

    naturaldogfoodseo
    6 Aug 2014 | 10:27 pm
    Dogs eating raw. www.rawfed.com/myths www.rawmeatybones.com www.preymodelraw.com. Video Rating: 0 / 5 Raw Dog Food is a post from: Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews See also a free dog food cook book - Recipes For Dog Food Sponsored by this money making blogRaw 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: Doggie treats homemade Free homemade dog food recipes how much food should i feed my dog
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    Pets Teach Us So Much Blog™

  • 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.
  • Meow Monday, Tuna Tuesday, CatLadyLand Cat-Toon, Cat Head

    Lookie Lou & The TPPC.tv Crew
    11 Aug 2014 | 9:23 am
    Cat-Toon by Angie Bailey of CatLadyLand.com We love Angie! Angie Bailey is an award-winning writer, blogger, humorist, and professional member of the Cat Writers’ Association. She’s the author ofwhiskerslist: the kitty classifieds and Catladyland, which won the Best Humor Blog in the 2013 BlogPaws Nose-to-Nose Pet Blogging & Social Media Awards and Funniest Pet Blog in the 2011 Petties Awards. She is a regular columnist for Catster.com, the creator of Texts from Mittens, and half of the comedy web series production team of 82 South St. Productions, LLC.
  • Comparing Fish Treats for Dogs

    Kimberly Gauthier
    9 Aug 2014 | 1:24 am
    Noms! Our dogs love anything with a strong smell and fish treats are always on the shopping list. Our dogs know the word “fish chew,” they come running when I open a box, and line up like the best behaved pack on the planet. The fish chews we’ve tried are great for dogs who have allergies or who are on a special diet. Here is a short list of the fish treats we’ve tried. The Honest Kitchen Beams – you will always find a box of Beams in our house. They’re made from catfish and are a great source of protein and Omega 3s, while being low in fat. Our dogs love…
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    FIDO Friendly

  • 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...
  • 6th Annual Pet Adoption Tour Get Your Licks on Route 66® Starts Sept 12, 2014

    susan@fidofriendly.com
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:21 am
    FIDO Friendly's 6th annual month long pet adoption tour: Get Your Licks on Route 66® starts September 12, 2014 in Riverside, CA We have 16 cities to visit this year and it would be great if you can attend. If you can't attend and would like to donate to the tour, just click the donation button below and you will be taken to a secure site. With a minimum donation of $10 we will send you a...
  • Posh Dog Knee Brace Provides Non-Surgical Recovery From Dog Knee Ligament Injuries

    susan@fidofriendly.com
    14 Aug 2014 | 8:26 am
    Did you know a Posh Dog Knee Brace can help your Dog recover from a torn knee ligament, CCL injury, or ACL injury – without surgery? Many Dogs are not good candidates for knee ligament surgery due to age, medical issues, and high surgical costs. Over 1 in 3 of Dog knee ligament surgeries have severe complications, with an overall success rate of well under 40%. A custom Posh Dog Knee Brace can...
 
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    Will My Dog Hate Me?

  • Meet Madeleine

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

    Edie Jarolim
    10 Mar 2014 | 7:00 am
    Can we talk? I’m having a bit of an identity crisis. A Woman of Many Hats (including a sombrero) Depending on whom you ask and when, I am a… Literata (= female member of the literati; woman with Ph.D. in poetry) Travel editor Guidebook author Travel writer Food and spirits writer Pet writer and blogger Freelance editor Blogger about Freud, genealogy, and meat. Looking back, I see I’ve followed my interests more than my common sense in a society that demands specialization.  Still, after many, many years of waffling, I finally feel comfortable defining myself as a writer.
  • Pet Adoption Videos That Don’t Make Me Want to Kill Myself (But Do Make Me a Little Sad)

    Edie Jarolim
    22 Feb 2014 | 2:30 am
    First things first. I love the Shelter Pet Project, a joint effort of the Ad Council, Maddie’s Fund, and the Humane Society of the United States  to end the euthanasia of healthy animals. I wrote a three-part series about it a couple of years ago. In Part 1, I covered the first phase of the project, which produced and distributed a series of videos aimed at changing the perception of shelter pets as being inferior. The message: Human problems lead to pets being sent to shelters, not problems with the animals. You can see one of the videos that I highlighted, below. In Part 2, I discussed…
  • Frankie’s Fund: Death With Dignity Through Old Dog Haven

    Edie Jarolim
    18 Feb 2014 | 5:38 am
    When I said good-bye to Frankie, I had many regrets, all related to the fact that dogs are not immortal or immune from mind-destroying diseases. One thing I never regretted, however, was the way that Frankie left this world. Spoiled and ministered to even more than usual, my sweet boy never doubted for a minute that he was loved. You never know what’s going to inspire you. I wanted to honor Frankie and, though there were aspects of his life that could have benefited from research funds (canine diabetes and canine cognitive dysfunction, to name two), I knew I couldn’t raise enough…
  • My Funny Valentine

    Edie Jarolim
    14 Feb 2014 | 5:55 am
    Hotel Indigo, San Diego, summer 2009 Some days are tougher than others. This is one of the bad ones. A year ago, for Valentine’s Day, I posted this picture on Facebook and labeled it, “You’re still the one.” Frankie had slowed down, no question, but we were still having fun. He made me laugh every day. Today I woke up and felt a hole in my soul. Time heals. This I know. But first loves of every species hold a special place in our hearts. So here’s to you, my funny Valentine. And to all who are feeling sad on this day. “Stay” takes on a new meaning,…
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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

  • Appreciate the contributions older dogs and senior citizens make

    Sharon
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:16 pm
    It's no secret that we adore old dogs around here. Through my time and experience with my senior dog Cleo, I've increased my appreciation for senior citizens, in particular my aging family members and neighbors. Both have contributed a lot to my education. If you have older people or senior dogs in your life, August 21 is National Senior Citizens Day, when we all can recognize and celebrate their role in our lives. The secret to a good life? Give yourself a chance to experience the joy of having a senior dog in your life. They give more than they get, and are incredible…
  • Protect dogs from escalator-related paw injuries

    Sharon
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Pet guardians are advised by the San Francisco SPCA to keep animals off of escalators or purchase booties. The San Francisco SPCA is seeing far too many escalator-related injuries at their hospitals. Please spread the word! These are preventable injuries [...] San Francisco SPCA Warns of Escalator-Related Paw Injuries The San Francisco SPCA is advising pet guardians to take precautions to prevent their animals from being injured on escalators. The two SF SPCA hospitals, in the Mission and Pacific Heights, regularly receive emergency visits for escalator-related injuries. Dogs' paws…
  • Love you giant doggy!

    Sharon
    17 Aug 2014 | 7:55 am
    Love you giant hay eating doggy! Don't miss out on anything, get the Grouchy Puppy blog delivered by email. Sign up here! Related articles Cutest Photo Ever: Meet a Grouchy Puppy in Training Forever and ever: More states allow people and pets to remain together 52 Weeks of Cleo Project: Week 52
 
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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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  • What You Should Know About Training Your Dog

    MinervaW
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:11 am
    Training a dog has a world of benefits. In addition to your dog’s behavior improving, you will be a better owner. This article could help you understand how to train your dog in a positive way. Both you and your dog will enjoy this. To strengthen your training efforts, you can use a designated verbal command to help your animal know what your expectations are and when they have beenRelated Posts:Effective And Easy Ways To Train Your DogKeep Your Well-Trained Dog By Your SideTips That Will Make Training Your Dog Much EasierThe Right Age For Training Your New Puppy.Puppy Training Tips To…
  • Hitting And Spanking A Dog, The Wrong Way To Train.

    MinervaW
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:04 am
    Love your dog, but also love your material possessions. Your dog isn’t aware of the value of your things, so items that seem fun to a dog may be played with. This guide will give you tips on how to keep your dog from chewing the things that you own. It is best to train your dog in a crate that is the right size. Puppies will get bigger. ChooseRelated Posts:Turn Him Into Your Best FriendWorking With Your Dog To Change Their BehaviorHow To Deal With Your DogAdvice For Training Your Dog Quickly And EfficientlyAwesome Training Your Dog Tips From The Professionals!
  • Want To Improve Your Dogs Behaviour?

    Alex
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:42 pm
    Is your dog's behaviour causing chaos in your life? Is he destroying your beloved belongings or not getting on with other dogs or people? Have you tried everything to change his behaviour}? MaxxiCalm is a premium quality calming aid for dogs that comes with free eBook offering helpful tips how to improve your dog's behaviour. The most efficient way of handling any canine behavioural problems is to use behaviour modificationRelated Posts:Dog Training in Gold Coast – Understanding Canine…How to Improve Your Dog’s BehaviourDog Training In The Comfort Of Your Own…
  • Training A Dog Correctly

    MinervaW
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:05 pm
    It is important for every dog to be trained, not only to teach them positive behaviors, but to keep them away from negative ones. This article provides helpful advice and strategies on how you can train your dog. Crates should feel like a safe place to puppies. So, you should never use them as a way to discipline your dog. Dogs may need to be familiarized with the crate toRelated Posts:Working With Your Dog To Change Their BehaviorA Trained Dog Equals A Happy OwnerCanine Training To Do’sThe Checklist For Well Behaved And Well Trained Dogs.Check Out These Expert Puppy Training Tips!
  • Easy Training Your Dog Methods That Everyone Should Know

    MinervaW
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:20 pm
    Dogs need to be trained for a variety of reasons. While certain dogs are trained for hunting or protection, others are just trained for their owner’s convenience. Dogs are generally known to want to please their owner. This is one of the reasons that they are such great pets. Hopefully, this article gives you the tools you need to train your dog. You can try a little bit of ingenuityRelated Posts:Improve Your Relationship With Your DogIs Training Your Dog The Right Thing For You?Must Have Tips And Tricks For Effective Dog TrainingFido Wreaking Havoc On Your Home? Learn The Tricks To…
 
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    Pets Adviser

  • Dealing With Nosebleeds in Dogs

    Dr. Pippa Elliott, BVMS, MRCVS
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    By Dr. Pippa Elliott, BVMS, MRCVS, Pets Adviser Nosebleeds in dogs are rare, and the potential underlying causes are many. Read the full article at Pets Adviser here: Dealing With Nosebleeds in Dogs
  • 7 Warning Signs That Your Cat Secretly Hates You

    Melissa Smith
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    By Melissa Smith, Pets Adviser Logically speaking, I know my cat can’t help coughing up a hairball. But there are days I swear he does it on purpose! Do you ever feel that way? Read the full article at Pets Adviser here: 7 Warning Signs That Your Cat Secretly Hates You
  • Anal Sac Glands — Yes, They Are a Big Pain in the Butt

    Dr. Debora Lichtenberg, VMD
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    By Dr. Debora Lichtenberg, VMD, Pets Adviser Scooting a butt across the floor isn't always an indicator that a dog (or cat) has worms. It could mean your pet's anal sac glands need attention. Read the full article at Pets Adviser here: Anal Sac Glands — Yes, They Are a Big Pain in the Butt
  • Babies and Dogs: The First 6 Months

    Xavier A. Santiago
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    By Xavier A. Santiago, Pets Adviser You've prepared the dog for your baby, and now baby is home. Read how we started building the relationship between our child and our canine kids. Read the full article at Pets Adviser here: Babies and Dogs: The First 6 Months
  • Do Cats Need Friends? It Depends on the Cat.

    T.J. Banks
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    By T.J. Banks, Pets Adviser Some cats need to be the only feline in the house, while others are happiest when they have other cats around. Read the full article at Pets Adviser here: Do Cats Need Friends? It Depends on the Cat.
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    Life With Dogs And Puppies Blog

  • 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

  • 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).
  • The Bigger Picture of #WhyIWrite

    Lorie Huston, DVM
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Last week, my friend and fellow writer Amy Shojai tagged me on her post Do Readers Care #WhyIWrite. This particular post is part of a blog hop started by Susan C. Foster in her own blog post, Conscious Leadership: Why I Write. The blog hop continues here on this blog today. Answering the question of why I write is not as straight-forward as you might think. Photo Credit: DepositPhotos.com/kvkirillov I’ve been thinking for the past few weeks about what I wanted to say about why I write. I actually had a blog post written that basically said that I write because I love writing. And,…
  • Feline House-Soiling is NOT Due to Spite/Anger Toward Owner

    Lorie Huston, DVM
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:49 pm
    I don’t normally often share press releases highlighting company news on this blog but I’m making an exception in this case because the information included in the brochure highlighted in this press release has the potential to help countless cat owners and their cats. As a veterinarian, I can vouch for the fact that feline house-soiling (i.e. not using the litter box properly) is a common and extremely frustrating problem for cat owners. And many of them do truly believe their cat is simply being mean or vindictive. However, this is far from the truth. Cats do not exhibit…
  • New Position Statement on BSL Issued by AVSAB

    Lorie Huston, DVM
    12 Aug 2014 | 7:17 pm
    This is, in my opinion, definitely a step in the right direction. The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB), one of the groups in the forefront of animal behavior and the science and fact behind it, has recently issued a position statement on breed-specific legislation, or BSL. Pit Bulls, like this one, are banned in some communities because of breed-specific legislation. Photo courtesy of DepositPhotos.com/adogslifephoto For those of you who are unaware, BSL targets specific breeds or groups of breeds, identifying these dogs as being inherently dangerous, at least moreso…
 
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  • 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
  • Cool Summer Parrot Treats

    diane
    3 Aug 2014 | 10:53 am
    With the summer growing season in full swing, take advantage of fresh, wholesome fruits, vegetables and herbs that will offer bushels of scrumptious cool summer parrot treats.  Carefully picked summer produce is packed with vitamins and minerals that boost your birds immune system. Birds have extremely efficient digestive tracts which causes some birds to be sensitive to […] The post Cool Summer Parrot Treats appeared first on Blog.birdsupplies.com. Related posts: Bird Tricks & Treats Top 5 Bird Treats for Training Bird Tricks The Amazing Ways Bird Vitamins Boost a Bird’s…
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    The Pet Health Care Gazette

  • 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).
  • The Bigger Picture of #WhyIWrite

    Lorie Huston, DVM
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Last week, my friend and fellow writer Amy Shojai tagged me on her post Do Readers Care #WhyIWrite. This particular post is part of a blog hop started by Susan C. Foster in her own blog post, Conscious Leadership: Why I Write. The blog hop continues here on this blog today. Answering the question of why I write is not as straight-forward as you might think. Photo Credit: DepositPhotos.com/kvkirillov I’ve been thinking for the past few weeks about what I wanted to say about why I write. I actually had a blog post written that basically said that I write because I love writing. And,…
  • Feline House-Soiling is NOT Due to Spite/Anger Toward Owner

    Lorie Huston, DVM
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:49 pm
    I don’t normally often share press releases highlighting company news on this blog but I’m making an exception in this case because the information included in the brochure highlighted in this press release has the potential to help countless cat owners and their cats. As a veterinarian, I can vouch for the fact that feline house-soiling (i.e. not using the litter box properly) is a common and extremely frustrating problem for cat owners. And many of them do truly believe their cat is simply being mean or vindictive. However, this is far from the truth. Cats do not exhibit…
  • New Position Statement on BSL Issued by AVSAB

    Lorie Huston, DVM
    12 Aug 2014 | 7:17 pm
    This is, in my opinion, definitely a step in the right direction. The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB), one of the groups in the forefront of animal behavior and the science and fact behind it, has recently issued a position statement on breed-specific legislation, or BSL. Pit Bulls, like this one, are banned in some communities because of breed-specific legislation. Photo courtesy of DepositPhotos.com/adogslifephoto For those of you who are unaware, BSL targets specific breeds or groups of breeds, identifying these dogs as being inherently dangerous, at least moreso…
 
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    Project DOG

  • Buy Project DOG

    Kira
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:42 pm
    Project DOG is available in hardcover and digital formats. Limited quantity of hardcover edition available, buy now before they’re gone! The post Buy Project DOG appeared first on Project DOG.
  • Scutte Modern Vintage

    Kira
    26 Jul 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Meet, Scutte, a San Francisco-based pet apparel and accessories company. This company is so cool and is unlike any other pet clothing retailer you’ll find anywhere. Scutte specializes in one-of-a-kind tshirts and necktie collars for dogs. They are ALL made from up-cycled human materials. That’s right, every item is made from existing tshirts and men’s […] The post Scutte Modern Vintage appeared first on Project DOG.
  • Dear Ellen: Who You Callin’ Ugly?

    Kira
    22 Jun 2014 | 10:16 pm
    Dear Ellen, I’m sorry for being MIA again. “LIFE” (or should I say work) has gotten the better of me… I haven’t had time to write but I have been thinking about you. There are a few friends out there (you included) who deserve an update, I just haven’t had time to sit down and […] The post Dear Ellen: Who You Callin’ Ugly? appeared first on Project DOG.
  • World’s Ugliest Dog 2014

    Kira
    22 Jun 2014 | 8:52 pm
    This past Friday was the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, CA.  I was so excited to photograph this event for the 4th year in a row.  As usual, it was full of fun and surprises, and wonderful to see returning contestants and brand new ones! I love this event because […] The post World’s Ugliest Dog 2014 appeared first on Project DOG.
  • World’s Ugliest Dog 2014 – Contestants

    Kira
    22 Jun 2014 | 8:33 pm
    Meet the contestants from the 2014 World’s Ugliest Dog Contest! The post World’s Ugliest Dog 2014 – Contestants appeared first on Project DOG.
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    The Rottweilers Blog

  • Aug 21, My Angel

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:03 pm
    New addition to the family
  • Aug 21, Jay

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:02 pm
    I re-homed Jay last Thursday 14th August. His owner is emigrating and can't take Jay with him. Jay is a 7 year-old neutered male, pure-bred with a wonderful
  • Aug 21, Duramax :)

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:02 pm
    My max is a beautiful full blown german rott and somehow has white on him! He is gorgeous and the bestest friend i could ever have. He's always there
  • Aug 21, Zeus

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:01 pm
    Greatest companion ever. Great temperament and is great with babies and kids. He has been a great addition to our family and now we feel complete.
  • Aug 21, "Helping"

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:00 pm
    I have 2 passions: dogs and motorbikes. This is Stella, my 16 weeks old rottie, helping me in the garage changing my engine. The only thing not safe,
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    GrouchyPuppy® Blog | Dog Lovers Source

  • Appreciate the contributions older dogs and senior citizens make

    Sharon
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:16 pm
    It's no secret that we adore old dogs around here. Through my time and experience with my senior dog Cleo, I've increased my appreciation for senior citizens, in particular my aging family members and neighbors. Both have contributed a lot to my education. If you have older people or senior dogs in your life, August 21 is National Senior Citizens Day, when we all can recognize and celebrate their role in our lives. The secret to a good life? Give yourself a chance to experience the joy of having a senior dog in your life. They give more than they get, and are incredible…
  • Protect dogs from escalator-related paw injuries

    Sharon
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Pet guardians are advised by the San Francisco SPCA to keep animals off of escalators or purchase booties. The San Francisco SPCA is seeing far too many escalator-related injuries at their hospitals. Please spread the word! These are preventable injuries [...] San Francisco SPCA Warns of Escalator-Related Paw Injuries The San Francisco SPCA is advising pet guardians to take precautions to prevent their animals from being injured on escalators. The two SF SPCA hospitals, in the Mission and Pacific Heights, regularly receive emergency visits for escalator-related injuries. Dogs' paws…
  • Love you giant doggy!

    Sharon
    17 Aug 2014 | 7:55 am
    Love you giant hay eating doggy! Don't miss out on anything, get the Grouchy Puppy blog delivered by email. Sign up here! Related articles Cutest Photo Ever: Meet a Grouchy Puppy in Training Forever and ever: More states allow people and pets to remain together 52 Weeks of Cleo Project: Week 52
 
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    Trupanion Blog on Pet Health & Care Advice, Tips and Feature Articles

  • 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 →
  • Palm Nuts Cause Problems

    Kathryn
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Both Willow and Ziggy have Trupanion, and thank heavens! Willow was sick as a dog, vomiting up bile, so I rushed her to the vet. They did an x-ray and found a round object in her stomach. She had eaten … Continue reading →
  • Trupanion at Pit Bulls on Parade

    Meghan
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Keep an eye out for Trupanion’s booth at Pit Bulls on Parade this Saturday, August 23, 2014 in Issaquah, WA!  BullsEye Dog Rescue has organized this event to provide education about the Pit Bull “breed” to the public, current owners, … Continue reading →
  • Getting Back Into The Field

    Kathryn
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    When we got our first dog we would never have imagined purchasing insurance for our pet. Unfortunately, we incurred close to $10,000 out of pocket in the ten years we had our sweet Jack. When he passed in 2011 we … Continue reading →
  • DOGust 1: Celebrating all pets’ birthdays

    Stacy
    15 Aug 2014 | 1:55 pm
    In honor of North Shore Animal League’s DOGust 1, the declared universal birthday for adopted pets whose birthdays are unknown, we wanted to celebrate ALL pets’ birthdays! For the first two weeks of August, we collected your birthday, puppy, kitten, … Continue reading →
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    the philly dog

  • 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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    Life With Dogs And Puppies Blog

  • 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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    Talking Dogs at For Love of a Dog

  • Favorite Dog Bone Jewelry Gifts at For Love of a Dog

    21 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Recently I've shared some of my favorite new creations including "The Rosie" and "Big Heart" necklaces.  Since our August giveaway is a copper dog bone necklace, I thought I'd share a few of my favorite pieces of dog bone jewelry.Because most of my dogs have been mixed breed mutts, my dog breed jewelry just doesn't cut it for me personally.  Dog bones have been my favorite theme for years and I still love them.It's hard to pick a favorite from, but I think I'd have to say I simply adore the turquoise lampwork bracelet shown above.  I know some don't like the term "dog…
  • Rosie Speaks With Her Eyes | Wordless Wednesday

    19 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language.~Martin BuberI suspect Rosie's eyes are speaking in English and saying:Mama, can I please have a dog cookie?
  • Chewy.com Beach Party

    18 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    A couple of weeks ago I told you about the very special summer surprise box I received from our pals at Chewy.com   It was filled with all sorts of goodies, like a party in a box!Because I genuinely love to shop at Chewy,  I'm a member of their blogging team of pet product reviewers.  Living in a rural area with extremely limited selection, I love Chewy.com for their great selection of dog toys, treats, supplements, food and more.  Today I'm thrilled to join others in the Chewy pet blogger team in a pawsome pawty to celebrate and to bark our thanks to Chewy.com! The…
  • August #Giveaway at For Love of a Dog Jewelry | Monday Mischief

    17 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    A giveaway!  The staff at For Love of a Dog (that would be Jeffie, Rudy and Rosie) are up to some mischief.  They decided they'd give up a real game of fetch today in order to offer you a chance to win a fetch necklace!Enter now and you could be the lucky winner of this Fetch Dog Bone Necklace. This handmade dog bone necklace features a copper dog bone focal hand stamped with FETCH.  A hand crafted three dimensional porcelain tennis balls dangles from the dog bone.  This copper necklace is 22" long for wearing comfort.Barking good jewelry for the dog lover whose dog…
  • Adopt Darrel a Pit Bull Chick Magnet at Wayside Waifs

    16 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    This handsome fellow is Darrel and he's a chick magnet!  According to staff and volunteers at Wayside Waifs in Kansas City - where he is a favorite - Darrel is quite the ladies man and loves to give kisses.  Darrel is a 6 year old Pit Bull Terrier mix.  He was picked up as a stray and is being treated for heartworm and fly bites.  It's a hard life on the streets.As you'll see in Darrel's adoption video, not only does he love people, he has excellent leash manners and already knows basic commands.Here's Darrel's adoption message:Hi there, I'm Darrel. I might just be…
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    Dogs Now Puppies for Sale

  • Maltese Puppies, and Designer Breeds - Ready Now!

    22 Aug 2014 | 1:21 pm
    We have a new litter of Maltese ready to go, boys and girls. They have had their shots and have been de-wormed. They will be microchipped and vet checked as well. We are located in Antlers, OK, but we drive to DFW weekly, and can ship nationwide. Please email, call, or text for more information. canines4less@gmail.com, 580-271-1991.
  • Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier puppies in NH

    22 Aug 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Wonderfully sweet Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier puppies, one neutered male and three female puppies. They are up to date on their puppy shots, vet checked with a current NH health certificate. This is a great breed. They are friendly, affectionate and playful. They are non-shedding and hypo-allergenic. Give us a call at 603-942-9970 to set up a time to meet them. More pictures available.
  • Shih-tzu and poodle puppies in NH

    22 Aug 2014 | 12:37 pm
    We had two sweeties and they are going to stay quite small. Since they are Shih-tzu and Poodle and both breeds are hypo-allergenic they are considered non-shedding. The male is 850 and he is white with black and tan. The female already has a home. He is up to date on their puppy shots, vet checked with a current NH health certificate. Give us a call at 603-942-9970 to set up a time to meet him at our home in Northwood, NH.
  • Cavachon brother and sister puppies in NH

    22 Aug 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Brother and sister, both extremely sweet puppies that love to cuddle. Since they are half Bichon Frise their coats won't shed as much as a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. They are up to date on their puppy shots, vet checked with a current NH health certificate. Give us a call to set up a time to meet them at our home in Northwood, NH.
  • Bichon-poo puppies in NH

    22 Aug 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Can you say cute.....these two littermates are adorable and they have non-shedding, hypo-allergenic coats too! She is up to date on puppy shots, vet checked with a current NH health certificate. She should stay quite small. They are playful and affectionate puppies. Give us a call at 603-942-9970 to set up a time to meet her at our home in Northwood, NH.
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    Dog Care Journey

  • X-Rays for Dogs

    Omar
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:02 am
    Dogs may catch diseases and suffer injuries or may suffer from other complications that you are aware of and can be treated. But they may have many other problems that you are unaware of because they are invisible. The only way you can know about these problems is to x-ray your dog. Taking an x-ray will show bone problems such as hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia or a fractured bone that otherwise would not be seen and attended to. It would also show cardiovascular problems like mitral valve disease or cardiomyopathy or whether your dog has stones in his bladder or a tumor. Dogs always swallow…
  • How to Give Your Dog Medications — Part 2

    Omar
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:59 am
    As long as you have a dog, there will be times when he will need medications that must be given at home. He may catch a disease at any time that will require daily care and treatment. He may also suffer an injury that will require that you personally treat him. But whether your dog catches a disease or suffers an injury you will have to know how to treat him and give him medication. Usually there are three ways to give your dog medicines and these are listed below. 1. Using the pouch method to give your dog liquid medicine 2. Giving your dog pills and capsules 3. Prying your dog’s mouth…
  • Knowing How Much Food to Feed Your Dog

    Omar
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:57 pm
    Do you know if you are feeding your dog the right amount of food? How can you tell if you are? Well, once you start feeding him a new diet, within two to three weeks of doing so, put your hands on his rib cage and press lightly. If you have difficulty finding the ribs it means that your dog is too fat. However, if you can actually see the ribs then it means that your dog is too thin. This will give you an idea as to whether or not you are giving your dog the right amount of food. It will also help you to make the necessary adjustments to the amount of food you feed your dog and what kind of…
  • How To Give Your Dog Medications — Part 1

    Omar
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:52 am
    There are two types of medications that you can give your dog, liquid medications or pills. Whether it is pills or liquid medications, dog owners usually find it difficult to give their dogs medications. To help you deal with this situation, we provide below some suggestions that will make it easier for you to give your dog his medication and help the medication to go down. Whenever you need to give your dog medications make sure that you choose medicines that taste good. Your dog will have no problem taking them. That’s the reason why many dog owners prefer to give their dogs meat…
  • Where You Can Get More Information About A BARF Diet

    Omar
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:16 am
    If you are not confident about starting your dog on the BARF diet, there are several places where you can go to get more information, more details and more support about the BARF diet. Below we provide you with a list of these resources where you can gain more knowledge about the BARF diet. This will better prepare you to make the switch. Websites The quickest and easiest way to get more information about the BARF diet is to go on line and search the web. Look for a site that offers information and resources. They may even offer you shopping opportunities. One such site is NJBoxers where you…
 
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    Petplan USA Blog

  • 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…
  • take five: 5 things you need to do today for your pet

    18 Aug 2014 | 8:17 am
    Every day I’m asked by pet owners what they can do to help their dog or cat live a longer, healthier, and happier life. While there’s no single best answer, there are five simple things I think you should do today.   1)   Examine Your Pet’s Food and Treats – The first, and arguably most important thing you can do to help your pet live a longer and healthier life is to feed him the best food possible. Start by reviewing the ingredient list on the food and treats you feed. What’s the top ingredient? Is meat in the top three ingredients? Is protein in…
  • breeding blues: get the facts on brucellosis

    15 Aug 2014 | 2:12 am
    Canine brucellosis is a bacterial disease that causes fertility problems in dogs, so unless you’ve had a dog that you’ve used for breeding, it’s not likely that you’ve had reason to worry about this condition. Still, it's a condition worth knowing about—especially when your newly adopted adult dog has an unknown history.   Transmission   Brucellosis is a venereal disease of dogs, but it can be transmitted through any mucous membrane. While we typically associate the spread of this disease through sexual contact, ingestion and inhalation of the bacteria…
  • down to the bone: a look at osteomyelitis

    14 Aug 2014 | 2:22 am
    Osteomyelitis is the medical term for inflammation of the bone. Most of the time, this inflammation is caused by bacterial infection, though fungal and viral infections can also occur. You may be wondering how bones buried deep in your pet’s body can be susceptible to bacterial infection, and I’m here to tell you!   Causes   Bacterial infection occurs most often after a traumatic injury, such as an open fracture (a broken bone that protrudes from the skin) or the resulting orthopedic surgery to repair said fracture. Bone infection can also be the result of severe…
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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

  • Sweat the Small Stuff: Exercise With Your Dog

    Carol Bryant
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:10 pm
    How often do you exercise with your  dog? Our friends at Slim Doggy live the mantra of keeping dogs fit on every level: Emotionally, physically, and mentally. Some of their movement juju has rubbed off on us here at Fidose of Reality. Our Puppy Relations (PR) Manager is Dexter, a 35-pound Cocker Spaniel. He is from a larger-than-normal litter of Cocker puppies that we dog moms have dubbed “the pony litter.” That aside, exercise is incredibly important no matter your dog’s age, size, or health anomalies. Obviously, dogs with extreme or severe physical limitations or health risks should…
  • Five Secret Dog Products Uncovered

    Carol Bryant
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:57 pm
    Some of the best products for dogs and dog parents are little gems hidden amongst the bigger brands. For this reason, I love attending trade shows and conferences like the one I recently attended in Portland, Oregon.  I absolutely love discovering dog products I previously knew nothing about. The Women in the Pet Industry (WIPIN) Conference was held August 13-16 in Portland, Oregon. There, women from a variety of facets in the pet industry came together for networking, learning, growing, and gaining skills to take our respective careers to the next level. One of my passions is discovering…
  • Veterinarian Dishes Paw Power and Giveaway

    Carol Bryant
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:11 pm
    When Dr. Laurie Coger sought the addition of a vitamin-mineral supplement to feed her dogs, the veterinarian and breeder who feeds a raw diet to her dogs, came up short handed. “I have used various products in the past that I have loved — and sadly watched their formulas change, removing ingredients I valued and adding things I wanted to avoid,” Coger says. Fidose of Reality is giving away 4 bottles of Paw Power!Click To Tweet - Powered By CoSchedule She is not alone. According to a survey by the American Pet Products Association, in 2013, $13.14 billion dollars was spent in the…
  • Why I Write About Dogs

    Carol Bryant
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:17 am
    An outtake from my recent photo shoot in Portland, Oregon. I write the blogs that make the whole world read. I’ve been tagged by a fellow fab blogger, Amy Shojai, to tell you why I write about dogs and more. I uttered that line aloud at a BlogPaws staff retreat earlier this year and that phrase says it all. I’ve been asked to participate in a “Why I Write” blog hop. My heart beats dog®. At the very core of who I am, it is dog that is my passion. I decided to switch careers several years ago, and I knew in my heart and gut that incorporating writing for and about dogs into my life…
  • Safer Ways to Prevent Fleas and Ticks

    Carol Bryant
    12 Aug 2014 | 9:38 pm
    If you Google “safe ways to protect dogs from fleas and ticks,” you’ll be astounded at the number of results received. Try it: The possibilities and so-called solutions are endless. It’s been a while since we’ve written about what we use for dog flea and tick prevention. Knock on wood, we’ve had a pest-free summer and hope to keep it that way. I refuse to use harsh chemicals on my dog. I’ve been down the road of side effects to spot-on flea and tick preventatives with my last Cocker Spaniel. Namely, the product of a very popular brand burned her fur…
 
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    Woof Woof Mama

  • Petco Promo Code: FREE Shipping No Minimum Order + Up To 50% OFF

    Mama
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:34 am
    Now is a great time to stock up and save on pet toys, treats and other supplies, during the Petco Best of Summer Sale! Get 30-50% OFF products for dogs, cats, fish, birds and other pets when you shop the sale here. You’ll also get FREE Shipping with NO minimum purchase required when you use Petco Promo Code summerfree at checkout. Go here to read the fine print and restrictions. Ideas for using your Petco Promo Code: 50% OFF Dog Beds 40% OFF Dog Toys 40% OFF Rawhide Chews 35% OFF Cat Litter Boxes 35% OFF Fish Tanks & Aquariums  50% OFF Rabbit Hutches 30% OFF Reptile Habitats Shop…
  • Sunday Pet Coupon Preview 8/24: Meow Mix, Tidy Cats + More

    Mama
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:42 am
    Wondering what pet coupons will be available for clipping in the Sunday Newspaper? Check out our preview and get organized to save time and money! If you don’t see what you’re looking for, remember to also visit Coupons.com to browse the entire free coupon database for lots of printable pet and grocery coupons for your home and family. Sunday Newspaper Pet Coupons RedPlum 8/24 Meow Mix $.75/1 Dry Cat Food 3lbs+ (10/19) Meow Mix $1/6 Single Cat Food Cups or 1 Variety Pack (10/19) Purina Alpo $1/1 32oz+ Variety (11/24) Purina Friskies Buy 3 Cat Treat Packages, Get 1 2.1oz FREE up to…
  • FREE Petit Healthy Snack Cleans Teeth Sample Dog Treat

    Mama
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:25 am
    Hurry on over to Facebook and LIKE the Brit PetFood USA Page to snag a FREE sample of their Petit Cleans Teeth Healthy Snack. It’s a dog treat that cleans teeth, reduces tartar and helps prevent plaque creation on your dog’s teeth and gums. The free dog treat sample offer is good for US residents only and is subject to availability. Go HERE to get your free sample!
  • Printable Pet Coupons: 9Lives, Mighty Dog, IAMS + More

    Mama
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:58 am
    Even if you don’t get the Sunday newspaper, you can still take advantage of using coupons to save on pet food and supplies. Just click the coupons below to print them at home! You can also visit the Printable Coupon Database to search for even more home and grocery coupons.
  • Tips for Safe Camping with Pets

    Mama
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:28 am
    There are a couple of weeks left til Labor Day, so be sure to make the most of the rest of summer vacation with some outdoor fun with your pets! Even if you don’t have time for a big trip, you can still find a campground nearby and enjoy a quick camping trip with the family and fur kids. ASPCA has some really helpful safety tips for camping with pets: 1. Bring a pet first aid kit. It is always better to be prepared and often remote campsites will not have quick access to veterinary care. 2. Be sure to locate the closest animal emergency clinic and add its contact information to your…
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    BunkBlog

  • 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!
  • Pawpack Contest Winners

    Admin
    2 Aug 2014 | 8:15 pm
    Thank you to every-pawdy who participated in my puggin’ contest! This morning I was dying from anticipation to find out who the lucky winner of the PawPack was… …Stella Rose! I asked my humans to pull up the randomizer website on their idiot box. I went back to my blog and scrolled through all of the […]
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    To Dog With Love

  • 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…
  • How to Kayak With Your Dog

    To Dog With Love
    14 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Rocco and I at the end of our trip, just a little waterlogged!This past weekend Rocco and I went kayaking and it was the first time for both of us.We met up with our pal Raychel and her pup Poppy, both who are seasoned kayakers. But as it turns out, even experienced kayakers can run into a bit of trouble. So it's important to know what to do if you do face the unexpected or capsize your kayak.We met at Appalachian Outfitters near Dahlonega, Ga, where we rented a pair of sit-on-top kayaks. I was told these are the easiest to manage for beginner kayakers. There's more room for your dog and they…
  • Fido's Freebie Friday Gets Windy!

    To Dog With Love
    14 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Welcome to another edition of Fido's Freebie Friday (FFF), the weekly giveaway blog hop for all things pet!This week we're heading to Chicago for family birthday celebrations and we'll get to meet up with our Chicago bloggie pals too! Of course, Rocco is coming with me so we'll get in plenty of good walks along the lakefront.When you get a breather this week, check out the selection of this week's giveaways in the Fido's Freebie Friday Blog Hop below. You can enter them all or add your own! We make it easy by linking them up all in one place.Here's how to participateThe rules…
  • What If You Could Take Your Dog to the Gym?

    To Dog With Love
    7 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Envy enjoys some K9 Fit Club time in a class at Canine PhD in AtlantaIf you could take your dog to the gym with you, do you think you'd be more apt to go… or go more often?That's the idea behind K9 Fit Club, one of the newest ways for people and their pups to get and stay fit and healthy together.Most dogs are always ready to go on an adventure with their people, making them the greatest motivator to get you up and off the sofa.And for those pups who would rather sit on the sofa with you, it's possible they may need a little more exercise and healthy living too.More than 50 percent of U.S.
 
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    Petplan Blog

  • 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…
  • A list of the greatest fictional dogs of all time

    Petplan
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:38 am
    Whether it’s serious literature or a kids cartoon, dogs have provided inspiration for countless novels, films and television programmes. While we may not have had time to go through every film or book that stars a dog, we’ve come up with a list of our favourite fictional dogs. We’re sure you’ll have your own opinion about what we’ve missed so, once you’ve had a read through, feel free to tell us which dog should take the tenth place in our list… 1. Buck from Call of the Wild Created by Jack London in 1903, Buck is the central character in his most famous novel, Call of the…
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    K9 Magazine

  • 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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    Something Wagging This Way Comes

  • 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 […]
  • Winter is Coming – Wordless Wednesday

    Pamela Douglas Webster
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:54 am
    The dogs of the dog days of summer must be huskies. Because we recently saw nighttime temperatures of 48°F/9°C. In August! Is it time to say goodbye to this? And to get ready for this? Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!  
  • Do You Love Dogs For Their Looks?

    Pamela Douglas Webster
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:56 am
    Dogs are (wo)man’s best friend. They give unconditional love. They live in the moment. They make us laugh. That’s what everyone says. But do we really expect people to believe we love dogs for their characters? I don’t think we’re so deep. In fact, most of us can’t resist a pretty face. And we really love dogs […]
  • Kayak Mischief – Monday Mischief Blog Hop

    Pamela Douglas Webster
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:17 am
    I know. You don’t usually see us around the Monday Mischief Blog Hop. That’s because Honey is not a terribly mischievous dog. Or is she? Maybe she’s just especially good at hiding her impish ways. Let me tell you a story and you can decide. Honey Goes Kayaking First you need to know that Honey’s not […]
 
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    PetSci

  • 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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    Dog Collar Fancy

  • 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
  • Custom Leather Crystal Pet Collar

    Dog Collar Fancy
    11 Aug 2014 | 7:03 pm
    Custom Leather Crystal Pet Collar. Custom Leather Jeweled Collar Leather Dog Collars with fancy bling by Dog Collar Fancy. Our Pure Leather Pet Collars are quality made using soft but sturdy suede style leather and lined with soft leather to add comfort for any dog’s neck, including hairless dogs. Decorated with Genuine Crystal. High quality Leather Dog Collars. Nickel plated buckle and d-ring. Custom Leather Pet Collar is quality made using soft but sturdy suede style leather and lined with soft leather. Decorated with crystal in your choice of colors. Available in 5/8″- 1″…
  • Two Inch Wide Dog Collars Big Dog Collars

    Dog Collar Fancy
    2 Aug 2014 | 7:32 pm
    2 inch wide dog collars for big dogs and long necked dogs. These hand made collars are a big two inches wide! 10 to 11 beautiful rows of crystal! At Dog Collar Fancy, we make collars for Big Dogs. We also create basic nylon styles in different prints. Two Inch Wide Dog Collars Big Dog Collars.
  • Jeweled Dog Harness Cat Harness

    Dog Collar Fancy
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:54 pm
    Our dog harnesses are just the thing to attract lots of attention to your dog. These beautiful nylon pet harnesses come in nylon decorated with crystal, and you pick the colors to fit your pets personal style. These Jeweled Pet Harnesses are for dogs or cats. Harnesses come in many different colors! Harness colors available: Black, Brown, Burgundy, Forest Green, Gold, Gray, Hot Pink, Light Blue, Orange, Pastel Pink, Red, Rose, Royal Blue, Teal, Lime Green, Purple. Then choose your crystal colors. Matching leash available. Jeweled Dog Harness Cat Harness.
 
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    VetDepot Blog

  • 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

  • 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…
  • #FidosFreebieFriday Goes Back to School

    21 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    by Carrie Boyko, CEBThis week the kids in our area are heading back to school. Classes have begun and the daytime play groups are now absent from the street outside my office window. I'll admit it's much more quiet for work, but the dogs miss watching the children play. Good and bad; the yin and yang of life continues. The unofficial end to Summer has arrived, even as the temperatures remain in the upper 90s. For those of us in Florida, another 6 weeks of miserable heat is yet to come.Now let's get to today's Fido's Freebie Friday. Bloggers are invited to list below their currently…
  • Dog Safety for Your Good Buddy

    20 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    by Carrie Boyko, CEBTanner's Favorite Gator ToyEach year about this time I drop everything I'm doing and write a post about gator safety. It's a passion for me to help you watch out for your dog's safety around bodies of water where gators may be present. Why? I've grown up in Central Florida where lakes are all around me. Every golf course has water hazards and even these often have a reptilian resident that could take your Beagle or bigger down for his last swim. Let's not let that happen.I'm trying to make this as fun as possible, despite the scary thought of it. If you'll read my tips and…
  • Ask the Dog Trainer About Quelling Puppy Biting Behavior

    18 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Michael Baugh CDBC CPDT-KSA Buffercourtesy Michaels DogsPuppy Biting Hurts!Sure they're cute. But puppies bite. In fact, they can be little piranhas. And, puppy biting hurts.There is good news, though. Seriously. Most puppies do grow out of their nasty biting habit. Better still, there are things we can do to help speed up the process.So, grab a paper towel to stop the bleeding. Then check out this video for a quick course on how to keep your puppy’s sharp teeth off your delicate skin.If your puppy is a bit older and still bites to get your attention, take a look at this article…
  • Doggedly Seeking Doga Pushups

    15 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    by Carrie Boyko, CEB BufferSo take a guess where I started with my yoga pushups. Yup, on the wall. And to be honest, that's still where I do the majority of them. #fessuptimeMy upper body strength has always been a challenge in tasks that involve my whole body. I'm 5'10" tall, so that's a lot to leverage. I'm not making excuses, but I hope I'm giving you some inspiration; there is hope. :)  Despite my inability to do a series of pushups that look like they should, I can do pushups from my knees. I started with a little less than a straight body position, but have improved greatly.
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    VitaHound

  • Healthier Than Brushing For Your Dog’s Teeth & Gums

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

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

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

    Staff
    6 Nov 2013 | 5:01 pm
    “Your Dog Loves it or Your Money Back!” We stand behind our products 100%. If your dog absolutely doesn’t love our product, send it back and we’ll refund all your money, no questions asked within 30 days of purchase. It’s that simple!
  • Basic Elements of Life

    Staff
    26 Oct 2013 | 6:00 pm
    The basic elements of life reflect the composition of various elements in the universe. Hydrogen is the most abundant chemical substance, comprising 75% of the Universe. Oxygen is the third most abundant element in the Universe, it is a highly reactive substance that readily forms compounds notably H20 (water). The cells in a dog’s body consist of 65 to 90% water. The fourth most abundant element in the Universe is carbon, by mass C (carbon) is second in the dog’s body composition. Paramount to learning and researching bio chemistry is to recognize the simplicity and know the…
 
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    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
  • Vet Who Had Sex With Dog is Struck Off

    Jasmine Kleine
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:38 am
    A vet who was filmed having sex with a horse and a dog has been struck off by the RCVS. Oliver Fraser Lown of Suffolk was found guilty of five charges by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) disciplinary committee. Videos were found in his possession that depicted him having sexual activity with animals. The […]Vet Who Had Sex With Dog is Struck Off is a post from: Dog News
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    Animal Friends » Blog

  • 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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  • Why Our Canine Domesticus Look So Much Like Us?

    Ron Callari
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:01 am
    How many times have you looked at someone’s dog and said, “my God, that pooch looks just like its master?” You might have pondered yourself that being compared visually to your furry pals might have had something to do with why we call them “man’s best friend.” Others might take offense at the similarities, particularly if we’re talking about a “bulldog” or the derogatory term “bitch” that’s been associated. . .
  • Dusty, The Klepto Kitty, Is A One-Cat Crime Wave

    Laurie Kay Olson
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:26 am
    Dusty, the cat, is the most famous cat burglar ever to strike in San Mateo, California. He has stolen hundreds of items in his home neighborhood and everyone there knows where to check for missing items -- from underwear and swim suits to a bag of water balloons and a couple of Frisbees. The local kids have been learning the hard way not to leave anything outside overnight.
  • Lions And Tigers And Bears And -- Jeans? -- Oh My!

    Laurie Kay Olson
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    One of the most certain ways to make sure that you have the coolest jeans in town has long been making sure that your pair was heavily distressed and the more ripped the better. It used to take weeks and months of heavy wear to get them right where we wanted them to be. Now you can buy them pre-torn, but what if you could get jeans where every rip and tear was made by a lion, or tiger, or bear -- oh, my!
  • Stuck Dog Is A "Chip" Off The Old Cinder Block

    Laurie Kay Olson
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:31 am
    There are times when dogs are really smart. And then there are times when dogs are, well, not so much. Take the case of a little dachshund in Phoenix, Arizona, who got himself stuck in a decorative cinder block in a wall last month. He had been in the middle of a daring nighttime escape attempt when everything went terribly wrong.
  • Didya Know Didga The Cat Rides A Skateboard?

    Laurie Kay Olson
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:59 am
    There are people out there who say that cats can't be trained. The truth be told is that they can be trained, they just often choose not to be. For Didga, possibly one of the coolest cats on the planet, it was a choice to be awesome. She and her best friend, Robert Dollwet, worked together to get her cool moves down pat and on video.
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  • 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…
  • Cheese Burger Dog Treats to Crunch & Munch [Recipe]

    Maggie
    12 Aug 2014 | 10:15 am
    Maggie I bet you noticed this summer while you were barbequing, that you had a devoted dog right beside you checking on your cooking skills. If you are anything like me I like to start off in the kitchen oversee the prep, sniff out the ingredients and hope we have people over who forget that if they leave there plate unattended all contents belong to the dog. That would be me of course! So while my peep is making her burgers for the BBQ, she decided to put aside a bit of burger for me and made these crunchy little dog treats. It really only took her about 10 minutes to make the mix, and…
  • Little Known Facts About Travelling With Your Dog-Better!

    Guest Author
    8 Aug 2014 | 6:07 am
    Guest Author No matter how much you love your dog, travelling with it can become a burden at times. Dogs can become aggressive while travelling or they may sulk during the trip. It is up to the owners to be considerate of their dog’s needs when making travel plans.Owners also need to take appropriate steps before commencing their journey so that their beloved pets can enjoy just as much as they intend to. In addition to getting health checks and packing all the essentials your dog needs, you will need to consider how the place you’re travelling to may affect your dog. Here are some tips…
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  • Show The Magic Of Your Love With A Unicorn Bouquet

    Kitty Devine
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:02 am
    There is something strange about giving something like flowers as a gift when they are going to die in a fairly short amount of time. When you give the gift of a Plush Unicorn Bouquet the magic never has to end.
  • PetsLady's Pick: Cute Beluga Whale Of The Day

    Laurie Kay Olson
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:22 am
    It's a lovely day in the Arctic -- or at least it would be if I didn't have a stalker. Some guy named Ahab just won't leave me alone.
  • Why Our Canine Domesticus Look So Much Like Us?

    Ron Callari
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:01 am
    How many times have you looked at someone’s dog and said, “my God, that pooch looks just like its master?” You might have pondered yourself that being compared visually to your furry pals might have had something to do with why we call them “man’s best friend.” Others might take offense at the similarities, particularly if we’re talking about a “bulldog” or the derogatory term “bitch” that’s been associated. . .
  • PetsLady's Pick: Funny Hungry Kittens Of The Day

    Laurie Kay Olson
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:37 am
    Okay, der is milks in heres, but how do yous turn it on?
  • Dusty, The Klepto Kitty, Is A One-Cat Crime Wave

    Laurie Kay Olson
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:26 am
    Dusty, the cat, is the most famous cat burglar ever to strike in San Mateo, California. He has stolen hundreds of items in his home neighborhood and everyone there knows where to check for missing items -- from underwear and swim suits to a bag of water balloons and a couple of Frisbees. The local kids have been learning the hard way not to leave anything outside overnight.
 
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  • 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…
  • At what age can a kitten leave its mother and littermates

    Signe &#38; Maris Munkevics
    8 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Do you know at what age a kitten can leave its mother? When a breeder shows you a five-week old kitten and says he’s old enough to be rehomed right after you make the payment, would you believe him? We already talked about places to look for a good kitten and how to tell whether or not the breeder is a good one. In this article, you will learn at what age a kitten can leave its mother and littermates. We will not just tell you what this age is; we will provide explanations of kitten development to prove it to you. In standard conditions, a kitten can leave its mother at 12 weeks of age; it…
  • How to tell if your cat is obese

    Signe &#38; Maris Munkevics
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    In previous articles, we talked a lot about obesity in cats. So far, we have covered the topics of top causes of obesity and why obesity is a bad thing for a cat. How do you tell if your cat is fat? Does your cat need a veterinary examination to determine this? No, you can do so at home. In this article, you will learn how to tell if your cat is overweight or not. 1. Physical evaluation The most convenient and reliable method of determiming a cat’s body condition, no doubt, is a physical examination. As mentioned before, you can do this at home, by yourself, but you should not make any…
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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

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Infographic: How to Choose Your 1st Dog

    hausofpaws
    18 Jun 2014 | 8:00 am
    Considering being a new pet parent? The responsibilities can be overwhelming, especially if this is your first dog. Size, energy levels and maintenance are among the things to consider when selecting...
 
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    Pets4Homes

  • Things to consider if you have your heart set on a Dalmatian puppy

    22 Aug 2014 | 5:29 am
    The Dalmatian dog is one of the best established and most well loved of family pets, and one that even non dog lovers can usually identify instantly! With their sleek, short-coated appearance and of course, signature spots, the Dalmatian is a very handsome dog, and one that is also very loving and entertaining to ...
  • Dealing with a dog that refuses to be trained!

    22 Aug 2014 | 5:15 am
    We all dream of having an amazingly trained and responsive dog that obeys every command first time, but just like people, dogs are individuals that refuse to be put into a box and called to perform on command! Some dogs are naturally more responsive than others and will take to training like a fish to water, while others can be stubborn, slow on the uptake, or so hyperactive that they find it h...
  • How to feed a hyperactive dog

    22 Aug 2014 | 5:08 am
    A dog in the prime of their life that eats a balanced diet and gets enough exercise will naturally be lively, interested in what is going on and alert, within the constraints of the natural traits of the breed. Some dogs have naturally much higher energy levels than others, but this does not necessarily mean that they are hyperactive. There is a difference between a lively, energetic dog that n...
  • Understanding the difference between dominant behaviour and stubborn behaviour in the dog

    22 Aug 2014 | 5:05 am
    If your dog seems to be fighting against you in everything, is reluctant to obey commands and is territorial or short-tempered about getting onto your furniture or beds, the chances are that you are either dealing with a bout of stubbornness, or a dog that sees themselves in the dominant role. However, stubbornness and dominance have rather different causes, resolutions and manifestations, and ...
  • Considerations regarding ferret surgery for carcinomas and other issues

    22 Aug 2014 | 5:02 am
    Ferrets, particularly when they are getting on in years, are particularly prone to developing various different types of medical issues that can potentially be treated or cured with surgical intervention. Adrenal cancer, lymphosarcoma and insulinoma are just a few of these, and understandably, a diagnosis of this type can be very worrying for the owner of a much-loved pet ferret. Maki...
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  • 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

  • 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…
  • Dewey Goes In For Training

    CD McLean
    1 Jul 2014 | 5:35 am
    Dewey went in for training on Saturday.  Strangely, the house is even more quiet with him gone.  Why strangely? Because Dewey was one of the quietest dogs ever.  He never barked. He didn't whine. Although, he did occasionally make a small bird peeping noise at the door when he wanted to go out.  We miss that.A lot.Fred standing in front of the Guide Dog U sign with Dewey.Dewey was ready for Guide Dog U.  He is smart, able and very capable of being a guide dog.Dewey's poster.We had time to fill out his paperwork and time to think about our year with him during the 6…
  • Dewey's Last Puppy Meeting - Last Lunch - Last Dinner: The Night Before IFT

    CD McLean
    27 Jun 2014 | 5:34 pm
    It is our last day with Dewey.  So there are a lot of tears today.  Secret tears and not so secret tears. There will be tears tomorrow.  And probably more later.  He is so sweet.  We will miss him tremendously, but he has a big job to do and we need to let him go on to the next stage to do that. Today we went to Bon Appetit and ate on the patio.Dewey was lovely and calm. We had a water view.Dewey mostly sleeps at restaurants.So does Jam.We took one last photo by the water of the boys and Cheryl.There are a lot of forms that we have to fill out when we take our dogs…
  • Good Luck, Dewey

    FredCanDoIt
    26 Jun 2014 | 2:46 pm
    By FredCheryl and I watched today as Jam chased Dewey around the yard, both of them flying like birds but, to our surprise, with Dewey easily and gracefully in the lead, winning a game that Jam usually owns. It was Dewey in charge all the way, running and almost laughing with confidence, making Jam look a little like an old man.Another year has gone by and it's time now to say goodbye to Dewey. Saturday morning he goes to school. We have fingers crossed that his confidence and maturity will continue to grow, that he'll do well with his training, but mostly that he will continue to be a happy…
 
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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

  • 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…
  • The Dog who knew no tricks

    Abhishek Joshi
    19 Jun 2014 | 10:31 pm
    The Dog who knew no tricks but one, love.The damp Robinson Crusoe redolent of escapades from my younger years sits aloof in this cubicle that smells of dull deadlines and the ledgers of loss. Sometimes I see myself floating along the diagonals of the wooden cabin, just a faint shadow passing through, trying to escape whatever I am engrossed in.Stupefied in the urban diaspora, the lost lad that I am, takes treasure troves through the days of yore, for memory remains my favourite drug, a peck in the epoch, being all along the periphery of pandemonium and yet not quite in the notes. Sometimes it…
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    Puppy In Training

  • 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 […]
  • 5 Things I’m Considering Before Raising My Next Puppy In Training

    Colby
    15 Jun 2014 | 9:48 am
    Adelle is creeping up on her 14 month birthday which means she will only be staying with us for about 4 more months  It’s around this time I start thinking about what lies ahead for us in the future… Adelle’s future is set.  When she turns 18 months she will go to the Prison Pup […]
 
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    Hannah the Pet Society

  • 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…
  • Fireworks and Scary Noises!

    The Hannah Team
    2 Jul 2014 | 5:29 pm
      For many dogs, there is nothing that provokes more anxiety than loud, booming noises.  At the mere hint of thunder, loud airplanes or fireworks, they will begin to shake, pant and will often find a dark, enclosed place, like a closet or bathtub.   Remember that dogs have an acute sense of hearing.  The light rumble of thunder 10 miles away might go unnoticed by you, but your furry family member hears it loud and clear.  As many as 20% of dogs suffer from a fear of loud noises.  And while every Pet parent wants their Pets to be safe, secure and free from anxiety and fear, some…
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    Two Little Cavaliers

  • Chamomile Tea A Natural Dog Remedy

    Felissa Elfenbein
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:46 pm
    Chamomile Tea A Natural Dog Remedy Chamomile Tea A Natural Dog Remedy Chamomile tea may be one of your favorite beverages, but did you know it also is great for your dog? Chamomile tea can be used to treat a variety of symptoms in dogs, helping them lead healthier lives in a natural way. Take a look below at how you […] Two Little Cavaliers - Helping Dog Owners and their Dogs Live the Life They Deserve
  • Organizing For Your Dog Centric Lifestyle

    Felissa Elfenbein
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Organizing For Your Dog Centric Lifestyle Organizing For Your Dog Centric Lifestyle It happened. Last night when I was at Walmart buying a new vacuum cleaner (because I can’t keep them running for very long unless they are so heavy that to clean one room is an absolute struggle) I decided it was time to clean up the mess. The dog […] Two Little Cavaliers - Helping Dog Owners and their Dogs Live the Life They Deserve
  • Hemp All Natural Dog Product Alternative

    Felissa Elfenbein
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Hemp All Natural Dog Product Alternative Hemp All Natural Dog Product Alternative Why Hemp? Hemp grows in a variety of climates and soil types, it also grows very tightly spaced (decreasing land use) and has a fast growing rate (which leads to high yields). Not only does it not require pesticides to keep it pest free but it has been found […] Two Little Cavaliers - Helping Dog Owners and their Dogs Live the Life They Deserve
  • Inspire Us Tuesdays – Inspire Creativity

    Felissa Elfenbein
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Inspire Us Tuesdays – Inspire Creativity Inspire Us Tuesdays – Inspire Creativity Welcome to the fourth Inspire Us Tuesday party! We are so glad to have you here with us again this week our tails are wiggling uncontrollably! There were 86 amazing links submitted at the party last week. Every one was completely inspiring! Thank you for taking our idea to heart and submitting […] Two Little Cavaliers - Helping Dog Owners and their Dogs Live the Life They Deserve
  • Make Your Own Dog Bed

    Felissa Elfenbein
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Make Your Own Dog Bed Make Your Own Dog Bed If you want to create a peaceful place for your dog to rest or sleep, all you need to get started is an old suitcase in order to make your own dog bed. With an old suitcase and a few easy to find materials, you can craft your own Deluxe […] 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

  • 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…
  • Red Eared Slider Turtles: Finding the Best Calcium Sources

    Frank Indiviglio
    5 Aug 2014 | 11:42 am
    Uploaded to Wikipedia Commons by Flicka Red-Eared Sliders, Snapping Turtles, Red-Bellied Turtles, Soft-shelled Turtles, Reeve’s Turtles and the various Side-necks and Snake-necks are among the world’s most popular reptilian pets. While we know much about their care, the importance of calcium in the diet is, judging from the questions I receive on this blog, still not fully realized by all keepers. One feeding tip I received from an animal importer for whom I worked as a boy has served me well throughout my career as a zookeeper, and remains the simplest way to assure adequate calcium…
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    Jusani Culture blogs

  • 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
  • Rise to the Challenge – Help Thor!

    lnsilvia
    2 Aug 2014 | 10:02 pm
    Thor, paralyzed in his hind legs, was starving, sick, and left to fend for himself on the streets of Mexico when the Mutt Scouts saw his photo and knew in an instant that they had to take action to save his life. read more
  • Hottest Summer Collars for a Worthy Cause

    lnsilvia
    2 Aug 2014 | 7:30 pm
    The first thing you get is the dog. The second thing you get is the dog collar. A dog’s collar is his identity. It’s his perfect color and fit. It’s responsible for the jingly noise you hear that lets you know when he is coming to pick up the crumbs off of the floor from dinner. read more
 
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    The Labrador Site

  • 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…
  • Tips to help keep your Labrador cool and hydrated

    Lucy
    11 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Today’s post is by Kate O’Brien As we enter into the ‘dog days of summer” in the Northern Hemisphere, the heat and humidity are at their peak. It is more important than ever to keep your Labrador hydrated and cool. Luckily, there are things besides going for a swim that you can do to help them. You can also use foods to keep them hydrated, while taking the edge off of their hunger pangs at the same time. Here are some simple feeding strategies that can be used to ensure that your Lab is well hydrated during the hot summer days. Increase Fat, Lower Protein Increase the fat…
  • Arriving Nicely: How to get a tidy finish to your Labrador recall

    Pippa
    7 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Getting your dog to come when you call him, every time you call him, is a  huge achievement. If your dog has a great recall you should be proud of yourself. But sometimes, even the best recall can end in a bit a muddle! The dog that is keen to come back when you call may be less keen to hang around and find out what you want him for And young boisterous Labradors can often be very rough at the end of a recall, barging into people, and even knocking them over. What is “Arriving Nicely” all about ‘Arriving Nicely’  is about this very last part of your recall.  It is about how your…
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    The Pets Info

  • 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…
  • The Best Cat furniture to Keep Your Cat Busy

    Admin
    12 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Cat furniture can make your cat feel special and happy. When they have furniture that has been made especially for them, cats are known to spend most of their time in the special places. Contrary to many people’s thinking, cats are one of the most obedient animals in this world and offer unconditional love to everyone. Cats love adventures and building or buying furniture for them improves the chances of their adventures. Cat towers If you have a cat in your home, then you might be aware of the scratches that they make everywhere including sofas and other furniture. Although this kind of…
  • The Most Essential Medical Supplies for Pets

    Admin
    7 Aug 2014 | 4:52 am
    Pets do face injuries and allergies like humans and we must have the essential medical supplies for pets to take care of them during any emergency situations. People in this generation treat pets like a family member and they do every possible thing to make them stay connected with the family. This type of unconventional love towards the pet has made every pet owner to own the essential medical supplies in their home so that they can quickly treat their pets if they have any kind of injury. The following are some of the medical supplies that every pet owner must have in the home. First aid…
  • Home-made Stain Removal for Ideas for Pet Owners

    Admin
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:34 am
    Every dog in this world makes a stain on the carpet or in any part of your house. The stains can remain permanently on your floors if proper cleaners have not been used to clean them. There are many stain removers available in the market but natural homemade cleaners are the best that can easily wash away any kind of stains that are made by your pets. The following are some of the natural homemade cleaners that can be used to get rid of the stains and the odors that come from them. Vinegar-Baking Soda Spray This spray is the most inexpensive and the best way to treat any kind of blood or…
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    The Best Cat Litter BoxThe Best Cat Litter Box

  • 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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    TheDogTrainingSecret.com

  • 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…
  • Top 5 Reasons Your Dog Won’t Crate Train

    Minette
    17 Jul 2014 | 6:56 am
    I get a lot of questions either asked of me in person, online, via email etc. And one of my biggest fixes for many things is utilizing a crate. Crates help with potty training, they help with chewing, they help give your dog a haven when he needs to get away and they help to give you some sanity when you need a break from watching your puppy or dog. They also keep you safe in your car, and allow you to stay in motels that otherwise don’t allow dogs. In addition, they can keep friends and family happy when you visit; since they know your dog will be taken care of and well behaved at…
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  • Basic Need To Know Facts Before Starting House Training

    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 Basic Need To Know Facts Before Starting House Training 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.
  • How To Puppy Proof Your House And Garden

    Mark Jenner
    7 Jul 2014 | 5:02 pm
    The process of puppy proofing your house and garden is very much like baby proofing before the arrival of a child. Except a puppy is far more curious, active and destructive and can get into far more trouble.So before you bring your puppy home you simply must make it safe for them. It's your responsibility to make sure that your puppy, and your belongings, are going to be safe.[Click to continue...]The post How To Puppy Proof Your House And Garden appeared first on LabradorTrainingHQ.
  • What Do Different Dog Barks Mean? Learn What Your Lab Is Saying!

    Mark Jenner
    27 Jun 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Dogs are highly expressive animals and are always communicating exactly how they think and feel.Most of their communication is with body language, but they also have a surprisingly large range of barks and in much the same way we use words to say different things, dogs can vary their barks depending on what they're feeling or trying to say.This article interprets the 14 most common barks, describing what different dog barks mean.[Click to continue...]The post What Do Different Dog Barks Mean? Learn What Your Lab Is Saying! appeared first on LabradorTrainingHQ.
  • Why Do Dogs Bark? What Are The Causes?

    Mark Jenner
    17 Jun 2014 | 4:19 pm
    All dogs bark. Actually I take that back as the Basenji is a breed that's known for not barking. But with the Basenji being the exception, all dogs bark, and that includes your Labrador.In our efforts to better communicate with and understand what our dogs are thinking and feeling, it's in our best interests to learn both why do dogs bark, and how to decipher the different sounds they make.[Click to continue...]The post Why Do Dogs Bark? What Are The Causes? appeared first on LabradorTrainingHQ.
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    Kurgo Dog Blog

  • 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…
  • Dog-Friendly Summer Events -2014

    Dan
    8 Jul 2014 | 8:40 am
    Being outdoors with your pup is the best part of summer! In addition to hiking, biking, and camping we love all of the outdoor festivals and events. However, a lot of times our dogs aren’t welcome. Here we have put together some great events that welcome your and Fido. Do you know of a fun dog-friendly event? If so, post it in the comments or on the Kurgo Facebook page. Outdoor Concerts Outdoor concerts are a great place to bring a dog with a picnic and a bottle of wine. Look on your local newspaper’s website for free concerts in your area. BringFido.com also has a huge list of events…
 
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  • Can Dogs Be Autistic?

    admin
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Animal autism is an interesting topic and is still continually being researched by colleges and other scientific institutions. Specifically, you may be wondering “can dogs be autistic?” This may be because dogs are common pets or your pet is acting funny or slightly off. Well, the short answer is that canine autism actually exists.How Can Dogs Be Autistic?This question is not conclusive, and the research completed is questionable. However, there have been various conclusions that are plausible. One thought is that canine autism is caused from lack of neuron develop in the brain. Another…
  • Can Dogs Eat Raw Meat?

    admin
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:26 pm
    The conclusion on can dogs eat raw meat is actually fairly inconclusive, even for experts. The positives and negatives should be weighed before deciding on a raw meat diet, along with monitoring the health of your pet. In this article, I will cover different opinions of this debated question and how to approach the diet, if you decide on pursuing that route.Opinions on Can Dogs Eat Raw MeatThese opinions are based directly on the type of raw meat that would be fed to the animal. For example, fish contains certain bacteria that beef does not, presenting various health problems.The downside is…
  • Can Dogs Eat Onions Safely?

    admin
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:23 pm
    The short answer to the question “can dogs eat onions?” is “no, it is absolutely not healthy for cats or dogs to eat onions.” Every vegetable related to the onion is highly toxic for dogs to ingest because it negatively affects their blood. The science and facts behind this conclusion will be discussed more in-depth below in the article.Misconception Behind “Can Dogs Eat Onions?”Usually, the main concern about what dogs cannot eat is usually chocolate and grapes. While these are extremely harmful, onions are even more so. For example, pets consuming chocolate usually causes…
  • Can Dogs Eat Cat Food Without Health Problems?

    admin
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:14 pm
    While it may seem like an unlikely or unique problem, it is rather common for households to have both cats and dogs for pets. If the food is left out in bowls on the floor, it is likely that they may investigate that food. Therefore, the question of “can dogs eat cat food?” may wind up in your mind, and it is a very reasonable and smart question to ask for the safety and protection of your pets.So Can Dogs Eat Cat Food Or Not?Fortunately, they can consume cat food without much harm. They are actually quite attracted to it, likely due to the higher protein levels that cats need in their…
  • Training: Leash Manners

    Erika Hoover
    16 Aug 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Rehabilitating a leash-aggressive dog is easy in summary but complex in the details.raining a leash-aggressive dog is a process that’s easy in summary – you teach your dog that good things happen when he sees other dogs and remains calm – but complex in the details.My wonderful boxer Sumner was not so wonderful for a long time. He wasn’t socialized during his first year before we brought him home, which manifested in a dog who thought that every being he encountered during a walk was out to get him. He had that typical mix of fear and bluster that leash-aggressive dogs display,…
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  • 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…
  • The Dog who knew no tricks

    Abhishek Joshi
    19 Jun 2014 | 10:31 pm
    The Dog who knew no tricks but one, love.The damp Robinson Crusoe redolent of escapades from my younger years sits aloof in this cubicle that smells of dull deadlines and the ledgers of loss. Sometimes I see myself floating along the diagonals of the wooden cabin, just a faint shadow passing through, trying to escape whatever I am engrossed in.Stupefied in the urban diaspora, the lost lad that I am, takes treasure troves through the days of yore, for memory remains my favourite drug, a peck in the epoch, being all along the periphery of pandemonium and yet not quite in the notes. Sometimes it…
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    Paws to Talk

  • 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.
  • Ep. 039- How Can You Raise Your Dog Naturally?

    Margot Ahlquist
    26 Jun 2014 | 6:04 am
    Kimberly Gautier from KeepTheTailWagging.com tells us her dogs getting sick led to adopting a new lifestyle for her pack.
 
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    Pet Nutrition and Animal Wellness on Mercola Healthy Pets

  • Not All Beaches Allow Dogs - But These 8 American Beaches Do

    21 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Dr. Becker Nearly 70 percent of dog owners say they have missed out on spur-of-the-moment trips because they couldn’t find someone to care for their dog.1 An alternative (aside from finding a reliable pet sitter) is to make arrangements for activities that you and your dog can enjoy together… like going to the beach. Not all beaches allow dogs, but many do. You’ll need to check ahead of time, as some have certain dog-friendly areas or only allow dogs on leashes or at certain hours of the day. Some beaches take it to the next level, offering fenced in “dog playgrounds,”…
  • Kitty Begs a Hug

    21 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    This kitty asks for, then actually gives his human a great big hug! How could anyone resist?
  • Short-Eared Dogs Rarely Seen By Humans Are Finally Caught on Video

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Dr. Becker If you've never heard of the short-eared dog of the Amazon rainforest, you're not alone. In fact, this mysterious little fellow is so elusive that many of the region's most experienced field biologists have never laid eyes on him. That's why the inadvertent filming of one of the little dogs by a conservation biologist is causing such a stir. The short-eared dog is also referred to as the short-eared zorro. He is of the species Atelocynus microtis, and holds the distinction of being the only species assigned to the genus Atelocynus. A. microtis is found only in the Amazon…
  • How Wolves Change Rivers

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Wolves returning to Yellowstone National Park after 70 years showed how maintaining the natural order promotes sustainability … and even changes the course of rivers. Comments (5)
  • Baby Cuddles Pup to Sleep

    19 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    “Two drifters, off to see the world…” The sweet drifters here are having trouble keeping their eyes open. Comments (1)
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  • 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

  • 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.
  • Lost Dog? This Is What You Need to Know

    Shelly Hawkins
    3 Aug 2014 | 7:27 pm
    Losing your dog can be a devastatingly stressful event to go through. Maybe your dog jumped a fence, someone left the front door open, or he could even have been stolen right from his own home. After you have taken the typical step most would to reclaim their missing pets, such as posting fliers both […]The post Lost Dog? This Is What You Need to Know appeared first on Not In The Dog House.
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    RottweilerHQ.com

  • 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:Talk To Me Rottie :) Importance Of A Healthy Diet Rottweilers Life Expectancy
  • Destructive Chewing & How to Fix It

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

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

    Andrew
    20 May 2014 | 3:54 am
    How Much Should I Feed My Rottweiler? Deciding how much you need to feed your Rottweiler is very important for the health of your dog. Rottweilers are known for being overweight and even obese. Through proper diet and exercise you should be able to manage your dog’s weight safely. Puppy Your Rottweiler puppy, while very […]The post Feeding Guidelines appeared first on RottweilerHQ.com.Other posts you'll love:Importance Of A Healthy Diet Adopting A Puppy Canned or Dry Food
 
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  • 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

  • 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.
  • The Benefits of Crate Training A Dog Or Puppy

    Wendy
    21 May 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Almost all dogs are crated for one reason or another at some time in their lives. Either at the vets, in kennels, at a hotel when on holiday or for traveling by air. So whether you plan to regularly use a crate at home or not, many of the benefits of crate training a dog ...The post The Benefits of Crate Training A Dog Or Puppy appeared first on Totally Goldens.
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  • 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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  • Bobbit Worms are Gruesomely Awesome

    AquaNerd
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:44 pm
     When you think of sea creatures that instantly strike terror in the hearts of everyone, you generally think of ferocious sharks or giant man-eating squid. While those are rarely, if ever, encountered, this bottom dwelling worm is far more common Continue reading → MORE: Bobbit Worms are Gruesomely Awesome… More: The post Bobbit Worms are Gruesomely Awesome appeared first on reefs.com.
  • Fish or Fishes? Shoal or School? A Few Fishy Terms Defined

    Saltwater Smarts
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:30 pm
    In my nearly two decades as an aquarium writer and editor, I’ve noticed that certain terms routinely used in hobby literature when discussing our fine, finny friends are often a source of confusion to readers. So for today’s post, I thought it might be nice to clarify a few of these terms for those who are curious. What’s the plural of fish? If your answer to this question is either “fish” or “fishes,” you may be correct depending on the context. “Fish” is considered the correct plural form if you’re referring to a group of specimens all belonging to the same species.
  • Mr. Saltwater Tank TV Friday AM Quick Tip: The Easiest Glass Cleaner For Your Tank

    mrsaltwatertank
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:13 am
    Even if you think the news is mostly negative these days, it can have positive effects on your saltwater tank [embedded content] MORE: Mr. Saltwater Tank TV Friday AM Quick Tip: The Easiest Glass Cleaner For Your Tank… More: The post Mr. Saltwater Tank TV Friday AM Quick Tip: The Easiest Glass Cleaner For Your Tank appeared first on reefs.com.
  • Why Discovery Channel and Their Shark Week Both Suck

    AquaNerd
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:03 am
    Shark Week is the annual event we used to get excited about. As children, the majestic beasts inspired awe in our little hearts and minds, but as we grew up we noticed all of the imperfections in the program schedule MORE: Why Discovery Channel and Their Shark Week Both Suck… More: The post Why Discovery Channel and Their Shark Week Both Suck appeared first on reefs.com.
  • And the Winner of the Kessil 350 is…..

    Caitlin Goldenberg
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:32 am
     “Woah, woah! You piss in the tank BEFORE you put me in!” - Jeremy Mixon of Orlando, Florida! Congratulations, Saltwater Hobbyist! Jeremy won based on his originality and the fact that he threw in an ammonia joke. There were a few runners up that made it a close race, but Jeremy’s bathroom humor ultimately won my heart. We hope you enjoy your new LED fixture, fellow reefer! Hopefully we’ll be doing a few more contests like this in the future so stay tuned.  Listed below are the honorable mentions.        “They said these…
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  • 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…
  • All You Want to Know about Ticks on Dogs

    beth
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:20 pm
    Ticks are an external parasite found commonly on cats and dogs. There are around 850 species of these blood-sucking anarchnids. They feed on the host’s blood by digging their face in the skin of the host. It is important to have a good knowledge account about these parasites. These pesky creatures cause a hell of problems for your pet. In addition, they make him sick, irritating and debilitated. In order to abolish them, you need to have a fair idea about them. According to studies, the ticks are broadly classified in two major types – Ixodidae and Argasidae. This classification is based…
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  • Visitor on the Cat TV

    feline
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Ashton: You’ll never believe who happened by the other day. It’s one of our deer friends! As long as I was quiet, she didn’t pay any attention to me at all. Did you see THAT? One of our neighbors is feeding the neighborhood deer. I worry that someone might take advantage of their trusting an easy meal to hurt them, but so far, they’re coming to visit several nights every week. The head peep is giving up on the garden entirely as long as they are in the area, but it’s worth it to have such good viewing on the cat TV! Visitor on the Cat TV was originally published…
  • Our Friend Sparkle

    feline
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:45 am
    The cat blogosphere is a big family, but some personalites stand head and whiskers above the others. Sparkle the Designer Cat was one of those. For more than a decade, she shared advice and wit on her blog. She was the first to jump in and help homeless animals or animals in need. And she was almost always the first to comment on our blog after it posted in the wee hours, so we nearly always woke up to see her name first thing in the morning. Her advice made many of us better cats, and her example has made us better citizens of the animal community. Like so many others talking about Sparkle…
  • Seniors: Untapped Homes for Homeless Cats in Need

    feline
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    An increasing percentage of our human population is made of older adults. In the US, the majority of people over age 65 live independently, and an estimated 14% live with pets. Caring for pets can give older adults a strong sense of purpose. Older adults are more prone to social isolation, and in older adults with fewer social contacts, a study found that those having a strong attachment to a pet reported lower rates of recent illness than those who were less attached. Pets are good for older adults, but only 14% live with pets. Using 2010 US census figures, back-of-the-envelope math says…
  • Wordless Wednesday: Get Me Outta Here Edition

    feline
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    (Don’t worry… Ashton is fine. She just needed her ladylike anal glands expressed and to get her innoculations. She says she will gladly eat extra fiber to avoid another trip to the vet.) Wordless Wednesday: Get Me Outta Here Edition was originally published on Sometimes Cats Herd You - .
  • Adorable Adoptable: Bushler

    feline
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Today’s adorable adoptable is Bushler, a beautiful, four-year-old ginger boy who was originally rescued as a semi-feral kitten from the woods next to a convenience store. He was adopted when young but then returned to Candy’s Cats for being too shy. Just like many cats, he isn’t confident in a new home, and he needs time to adjust to a new environment. Once he is comfortable with you, he’ll follow you around the house and loves to be petted. As a shy cat, he won’t climb onto your lap by himself, but if you put him there and pet him, he will let you hear his best purr. He is most…
 
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  • 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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    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

  • 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 ›
  • How to Handle Your Dog’s Fear of Garbage Trucks

    David Reinecker
    30 Jun 2014 | 10:09 am
    Many dogs dread the sights and sounds that come with the weekly trash pickup, and for a lot of dogs, garbage trucks can be downright scary. Behavior modification and training can greatly alter how your dog feels about garbage trucks.…Read more ›
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    NextGen Dog

  • Biotech Firms to Make Human-like Dog Medicine Mainstream

    Samantha
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    NextGen Dog NextGen Dog - #1 Evidence-based Source on Dog Health Not only is research revealing common traits between humans and dogs, but new biotech companies are pushing for bringing human-like therapies in the form of dog medicine for the better of your dog’s health. According to National Pet Owners Survey statistics for 2013-2014, Americans will spend over $58 billion on their pets by the end of this year. About $15 billion of that money will go to veterinary care, which includes all routine care as well as prescription medications. Charles Schumer, a democratic United States…
  • Scientists May Have Found a New Way of Screening for Bladder Cancer

    Samantha
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:20 pm
    NextGen Dog NextGen Dog - #1 Evidence-based Source on Dog Health We’ve recently seen an increased number of positive news regarding a variety of treatments for cancer in dogs; now more studies have made progress in the diagnosis field of canine cancer as well. How about diagnosing it for your dog, yourself, at home? Research is currently underway at Oregon State University, where a team of scientists have discovered a distinct group of proteins that show the occurrence of transitional cell carcinoma, the most frequent cause of bladder cancer in dogs, as reported on their own…
  • Benefits and Side Effects of Seafood for Dogs

    NGD Staff
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:18 pm
    NextGen Dog NextGen Dog - #1 Evidence-based Source on Dog Health The post Benefits and Side Effects of Seafood for Dogs appeared first on NextGen Dog.
  • Fish for Dogs: Studies on Benefits and Side Effects

    NGD Staff
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:59 am
    NextGen Dog NextGen Dog - #1 Evidence-based Source on Dog Health Do you know what does the science say about fish for dogs? Crabs, shellfish, other seafood? Is it safe and healthy, or poisonous and dangerous? In short, what current research concludes is that not only can fish for dogs be mostly safe when given in moderation, but it is also recommended. In fact, as long as you’re abiding by certain guidelines to avoid turning benefits into detriments, a lot of seafood items can be very beneficial to your pooch’s health, but there’s a catch (more on this below).
  • Vets Urge Dog Owners to Inform Themselves on Dog Health

    NGD Staff
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:06 am
    NextGen Dog NextGen Dog - #1 Evidence-based Source on Dog Health Veterinarians suggest that dog owners should inform themselves on how to keep their pets healthy, as America continues to see a decline in animal health. For the past 10 years, we’ve seen an increase in dog health problems such as obesity, diabetes, dog arthritis, fleas and heart condition, as reported by 9News. Apryl Steele, a spokeswoman for Colorado Veterinary Medical Association, says that the increase of poor health is directly related to dog owners visiting veterinarians less and less often. Back in 2001, owners…
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