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  • Dog Training Choices-10 Considerations

    MAINE DOG TRAINER SERVICING DOG TRAINING NEEDS OF MAINE AND BEYOND
    26 Jun 2015 | 7:18 am
    In dog training, there is no one size fits all.   How you go about training your dog should be based on many factors and judgements.   Here are just a few things to think about: Your... What did the dog do today!!!!
  • Why don’t we give dogs sunglasses? We keep walkin’...

    Dogblog
    23 Jun 2015 | 4:14 pm
    Why don’t we give dogs sunglasses? We keep walkin’ around with our eyeballs armored against the sun like we think it’s gonna burn them right out their sockets if we ain’t careful, but dogs don’t get nothin’. All I’m sayin’ is there’s dogs that’d look good in a pair of aviators, is all. I’m just talkin’ here.(dog 724)
  • Tips to Keep Your Dog Happy

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    WayCoolDogs
    19 Jun 2015 | 10:50 pm
    A dog is a wonderful addition to any home and will instantly become a magical part of the family. Canines have a natural ability to cheer us up even at our lowest points and their companionship is one of the great aspects of modern life. Considering how much joy they give us, it’s only natural […] Read full post at Tips to Keep Your Dog Happy More dog stories and info about dog health, training and news at WayCoolDogs.com
  • 7 things being a veterinarian has taught me about life.

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    heathamc
    25 Jun 2015 | 7:05 pm
    Every occupation or experience has life lessons to offer if you’re the type of person who looks for lessons in everything you do. I happen to be a person who sees lessons in my work and in many other aspects of my life. While there are probably dozens if not hundreds of life lessons being […]
  • How To Build A Strong Bond With Your Pooch

    WayCoolDogs.com
    WayCoolDogs
    23 Jun 2015 | 6:50 am
    If you’ve recently had a new doggy addition to your family, it’s important you do everything to make the animal feel comfortable and relaxed. Moving to a new home can be stressful for humans. Imagine what it is like for your lovely new pooch! Once they have settled in and seem a little more responsive, […] Read full post at How To Build A Strong Bond With Your Pooch More dog stories and info about dog health, training and news at WayCoolDogs.com
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    PetsitUSA Blog

  • CAT TOY WARNING… Crunchy Foil Balls Made by Go!CatGo! Contain Unknown Yellow Chemical

    Lori Genstein, I've Got the 'Scoop'!, LLC
    25 Jun 2015 | 4:31 am
    A yellow chemical or substance is bleeding from the foil balls and causing cats’ mouths and gums to turn yellow… but the balls are purple and green; so, what is it?   I can’t seem to find out because no one has returned my calls from the company!!! Has this happened to your kitty?  Did I mention the balls have such an awful taste? On the day I became a kitty mommy, a little foil crunchy ball also came home with us… and for 12 years, I’ve been purchasing various sizes of crunchy foil balls.  They are one of the very few toys my furry baby has played with……
  • Himalayan Corporation Recalls Specific Ruff Roots Dog Chew Toys

    Ryan
    29 May 2015 | 6:07 pm
    The following recall information can also be found here. Himalayan Corporation has issued a voluntary recall of specific Ruff Roots All-Natural Dog Chew Toys due to potential metal contamination. While this recall affects all lots of the Ruff Roots Dog Chew Toys sold by PetSmart, no other Himalayan Corporation products are impacted by this issue.   Description UPC LOT Himalayan Ruff Roots All Natural 4″ Sprout Dog Chew Toy 85301200439 All Himalayan Ruff Roots All Natural 5″ Stump Dog Chew Toy 85301200440 All Himalayan Ruff Roots All Natural 7″ Stalk Dog Chew Toy…
  • OC Raw Dog Recalls Turkey & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulation

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

    Ryan
    12 May 2015 | 5:05 pm
    All pet sitters want to build a healthy and successful business. But as your sitting business grows, so does the stress of managing your expanding client list, schedule and income stream. The act of putting best practices in place to help you manage your growth sounds like both a daunting and tedious task. But the truth is it’s not. There are simple tips to follow and free technology available to make the act of building a successful and scalable pet sitting business a breeze. Your Client List To provide the quickest and highest quality service to prospective clients, you need to know who…
  • South Jersey’s 2nd Annual Pet Wellness Symposium

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

  • The SpotVortex - Cleaning Invention is Perfect for Pet Owners

    The Pet Blog Lady
    22 Jun 2015 | 7:59 pm
    I don't usually do product announcements other than pet toys and such, but the nice folks at Kent Investment Corp sent me a SpotVortex and by golly, the thing worked!  I'd definitely recommend this product for those who have pets and are wanting stains and odors out of their carpets.  Who wouldn't?! Kent Investment Corp Introduces the SpotVortex The people at Kent Investment Corp love our pets and carpets as much as you do. We know that keeping a clean, pleasant smelling home with pets, can be a challenge. The engineers of Kent Investment Corp have made that process much…
  • Smiling Dog Coffee Co - "Every Cup Helps a Pup!"

    The Pet Blog Lady
    14 Jun 2015 | 7:31 pm
    (I recently discovered this gem of a company and asked them share with me and my readers what they're all about.  I love coffee....I love dogs..... So it was a no-brainer that I asked them.  Thank you Erick & Marlene Kanter for having such a cool business and for making a difference at the same time)  Smiling Dog Coffee Co was founded on our love of coffee and dogs.  We saw the need for help with donations that all rescues are in desperate need of through friends and family that work with rescue organizations. The amount of time and money it takes them to try and help as many…
  • Seven Superfoods To Add To Your Dog's Diet - Guest Contributor

    The Pet Blog Lady
    8 Jun 2015 | 4:38 pm
    The term superfood has been bouncing around for several years now, but according to the History Channel, these nutrient-rich products have been being cultivated and consumed for centuries, but without the superior prefix. The grain-like seed Quinoa for example, has been grown in the Andes mountains for over 5,000 years and considered vital to the ancient Incas. This sacred staple was referred to as the “mother grain” and offered to the sun god Inti by Inca’s high priests. Soldiers took a mixture of Quinoa and fat along with them on long marches calling them “war balls” due to their…
 
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    Scratchings-and-Sniffings

  • People Who Love Pets: Just Too Outrageous!

    Yvonne DiVita
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:09 am
    How could you resist this crazy kid? My Google+ page is overflowing with images and comments and stories about pets, pets, pets. About how we love our pets...how they're part of our family...how we would give up coffee, candy, whatever, if it meant keeping our pets. Pinterest, too. After all, pets are so photogenic (when you can get them to sit still, that is!) And, it's all true. I know it is. I would run into a burning building for my pets (or my kids, yes, I would run into a burning building for any family member). Most of the people reading this would, too. (yes, we'd even risk being…
  • Seniors Love Pets, Too

    Yvonne DiVita
    26 Jun 2015 | 8:50 am
    My Mom's Dog Yoko - whom she left behind when she moved to assisted living. Age should not be a barrier to having a pet. Many of us who are labelled "senior" love animals as much as anyone. Personally, I am headed to retirement age, I ask for the senior discount when I eat out, and I feel strong, purposeful, and full of life, despite my age. Some women, and men, my age are not as mobile, or perhaps suffering from health issues that limit activity. They may live in buildings or places where seniors are treated as if they are incompetent to take care of a pet, primarily because it's been…
  • #WW: Wordless Wednesday: Two Cats Chilling!

    Yvonne DiVita
    24 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    So... this was a bit ago when Tom and I were at a Board Meeting for Art as Action. Sarah's cat climbed up into his lap and made herself at home. But, that makes sense...cause Tom's is quite the cat's meow, don't you know?
  • It Takes a Village

    Yvonne DiVita
    23 Jun 2015 | 8:36 am
    This post is sponsored by Purina and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Puppyhood.com. As you know. Scratchings and Sniffings only shares information we feel is relevant and useful to our readers. Nestle Purina is not responsible for the content in this post. It's me and all me, as always.  Oh boy.. who doesn't remember those fun days of puppyhood? It's been awhile for me as I tend to adopt older pets now, but I will never forget the joy and fun of having a puppy. My last puppy was Carmel. Carmel came into our lives via…
  • Yes, I Gave My Dog Some Ice Cream...

    Yvonne DiVita
    22 Jun 2015 | 12:15 pm
    and there was chocolate in it. So sue me. No, really, sue me.  Yes, I'm being obnoxious a bit. Cause here's the truth... I have learned a LOT about dogs and cats and nutrition over the last five to ten years. All of it came about because I got SERIOUS about the health of my pets. And, yes, I also learned by being a co-founder of BlogPaws, a small but growing media company that is still run by a few bloggers...despite being bought by larger companies. (you may think what you will, that being a part of bigger brands puts money in our bank account, but it does not...we are still working to…
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    My Four Legged Friend

  • How Your Dog Knows When You Are Lying

    Jonathan Alonso
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:04 am
    You may be surprised to know exactly what is going on in the mind of your dog. Some examples of this are that they know how to process human voices almost just like humans do. Dogs can show jealousy and can recognize the different ways that humans express themselves emotionally. According to studies published in in Animal Cognition journal, it doesn’t stop there. Dogs can tell a liar from someone who tells the truth. One study showed that dogs selected a bowl of food that was smaller after their owner tried to mislead them by suggesting it. This meant that dogs often respond to our pointing…
  • Choosing the Right Underground Dog Fence Wire

    Jonathan Alonso
    26 Jun 2015 | 9:34 am
    When purchasing an invisible dog fence, you may wonder which type of underground dog fence wire is the right one. There are two gauges, or wire thicknesses to choose from, 18 or 20. Along with these thicknesses come two different types of wire, stranded wire and solid core wire. Let’s take a look at the differences in these types of invisible dog fence wire. Made of several thin copper wires woven into one, stranded wire is sold in 500 foot spools and is only manufactured in a thickness of 20 gauge. It is easier to work with than solid core, however it is more delicate and it is also more…
  • A Wireless Dog Fence: Freedom During Summer Road Trips

    Jonathan Alonso
    25 Jun 2015 | 8:16 am
    When it’s time to retire, many Americans are deciding to head out on the road in their RV. When these people have dogs, this can become a precarious situation. Owners have to figure out how they can keep their dogs from running away, yet still give them a degree of freedom. If your dog has been trained to recognize flags from an invisible fence, this allows you to have more choices than you may realize. Your dog requires his own space to enjoy. When you always keep him on a leash, this can become an irritating situation for you and for your dog. If you had your invisible fence at home…
  • Georgia National Guardsman Adopts the Dog that Saved His Life

    Jonathan Alonso
    25 Jun 2015 | 5:40 am
    When Sergeant Chris Duke was in Afghanistan, he made friends with three stray dogs named Sasha, Target and Rufus. Duke said that he and the other soldiers would play with the dogs as a way of mentally escaping, when they began to miss home. Little did he know at the time how valuable this friendship would turn out to be. On a fated night in February, a suicide bomber tried his best to get into the barracks where Duke was staying. Then, the dogs began to bark wildly and bit the leg of the intruder, to protect Sergeant Duke and the others. The suicide bomber then decided to go ahead and blow…
  • How to Keep Your Dog From Becoming Another Lost Dog Statistic

    Jonathan Alonso
    24 Jun 2015 | 8:07 am
    According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to animals, an alarming number of dogs and cats are lost to their owners. A 2012 study they conducted showed that 14% of dogs and 15% of cats in the United States became lost at least one time within a 5-year period. When people lose their pets, both the owners and the animals suffer. Luckily, the study also showed that 93% of these lost dogs and 75% of these lost dogs were eventually recovered. (Source: http://www.mdpi.com/2076-2615/2/2/301/htm ) Most people know that they should affix an ID tag to their pet with all of the…
 
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    The Poodle (and Dog) Blog

  • Extreme Poodle grooming—

    Jan
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:13 am
    A very different dog competition from the Ugly Dog one. The Disney theme below is one of the entries in an extreme grooming competition held in New Jersey. The dogs are dyed with a harmless, non-toxic dye. Then the groomers have just two hours to complete the design, using scissors and clippers as brushes and the dogs as canvas. No matter what you think of using Poodles as canvases, you have to admit that these show an enormous amount of creativity, skill and artistry. Through the years I have heard from a lot of these groomers who assure me that the dogs love the competition. I can believe…
  • Quasi Modo voted World’s Ugliest Dog 2015

    Jan
    27 Jun 2015 | 7:39 am
    A 10-year-old Pit Bull-Dutch Shepherd mix has won the 27th annual Ugliest Dog contest at the Sonoma Marin Fair.  A spinal birth defect has made her look a little Quasimodo/Tasmanian devil-ish. She was abandoned in an animal shelter in Florida before being adopted by a veterinarian. According to her entry biography My appearance can be a little unsettling to some (I have had grown men jump on top of their cars to get away from me because they thought I was a hyena or Tasmanian devil) but once they get to know me I win them over with my bubbly personality. Perennial winning breed, Chinese…
  • Who will be the World’s Ugliest Dog--2015?

    Jan
    25 Jun 2015 | 11:40 am
    The 27th annual World’s Ugliest Dog® Contest will be held Friday evening at the Sonoma-Marin Fair (CA). It started as a local contest on a lark, but now it attracts contestants from all over the country with national media coverage. The winner gets a trophy, $1500, TV appearances and for a year is the celebrity dog to raise awareness that ugly dogs can be loved and loving pets deserving to be adopted. Proceeds go to dog charities. Every year the Chinese Crested breed is well represented and this year is no exception.  To see all the contestants, read their biographies, and vote for your…
  • “Rubber puppy” finds a family with the human form of the disease

    Jan
    24 Jun 2015 | 9:06 am
    Although 10-month-old Daisy looks like a normal puppy, she has a rare genetic disease that will keep her from having a normal doggie life. Rubber Puppy Syndrome or Ehlers Danlos Syndrome can affect humans as well as dogs. With skin 1/27th the strength of normal skin, even a minor cut can turn into a serious injury. Rough play or a long walk could be fatal. Because of the extra elasticity the skin takes longer to heal. For this reason she will never be spayed. Pet Placement Center in Red Bank, Tennessee has been keeping her in a crate for her safety while they looked for a foster home. Because…
  • And in Australia, Johnny Depp smuggled his two Yorkshire terriers ...

    Jan
    22 Jun 2015 | 8:17 pm
    ...into the country to avoid the country’s strict and necessary quarantine laws. He got caught and officials ordered  the dogs out within hours, threatening to euthanize them if they were not removed from the country. He removed them before the deadline, but not before Barnaby Joyce, the agriculture minister, looking for his 15 minutes of international fame said,  “It’s time that Pistol and Boo bugger off back to the United States.” By breaking the law Depp could face up to 10 years in an Australian prison (or a fine of up to $265,000) if the case goes to court. Which is highly…
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    Your Pet's Best Friend

  • Fireworks are more fun for people than for pets.

    Doc
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:34 pm
    I think my worst dog and fireworks injury was the dog who snatched up a lit firecracker and it blew up in his mouth.  The inside of his cheeks and gums were severely burned, but he did make a full recovery. I suspect that if you search the internet, you can find a video of a dog running around with a Roman candle in his mouth, shooting people. Certainly fireworks and pets don't really play well together directly, but mostly it's the noise. Veterinary Partner has a great article about this, and it's worth reading. Take a look.
  • Broken nose is healing fast.

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

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

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

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

  • Will Humanity Rise to the Defense of Elephants?

    Wayne Pacelle
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:02 pm
    HSI has inaugurated an innovative project in Kenya that engages the Chinese community to halt its participation in elephant poaching and trafficking of ivory through education. Photo by Vanessa MignonYesterday, The New York Times published a Sunday editorial celebrating the latest progress for chimpanzees – an announcement two weeks ago from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that all chimps, including the captives, will be listed as endangered. This announcement, which comes after The HSUS petitioned for it, will have game-changing implications for these great apes used in entertainment,…
  • Let Your Workplace Go to the Dogs

    Wayne Pacelle
    26 Jun 2015 | 2:47 pm
    My dog Lily is exceptionally good at the office. She sleeps in a bed, begs for treats like any self-respecting, food-obsessed beagle, and, at various intervals throughout the day, she takes walks. Photo by Pete MarovichWhen I’m not on the road traveling for work, I get to work chauffeur-style – except I’m the driver, and the backseat space goes to Lily, my beagle mix of uncertain age but very certain place in my heart. When I look back from the rearview mirror, she’s typically gazing out the window, or is curled up in a fox-like pose. I can live with this arrangement because she’s…
  • Animal Rescue Raids in West Virginia Demonstrate Reach of HSUS Programs

    Wayne Pacelle
    25 Jun 2015 | 3:08 pm
    Our Animal Rescue Team today helped save this dog and 20 others from a suspected dogfighting ring in Jefferson County, West Virginia. Photo by Larry French/AP Images for The HSUSToday, our Animal Rescue Team was on the ground in Jefferson County, West Virginia, to help local law enforcement officials rescue 21 dogs from a suspected dogfighting ring. The dogs were tied up with heavy chains and many bore scars from past fights. It’s been a busy week for our Animal Rescue Team in the Mountain State. Yesterday, in a separate action, we helped rescue 24 animals, including horses, goats, dogs,…
  • Celebrities as Partners in Our Quest to Shed Light on Animal Abuse Throughout the World

    Wayne Pacelle
    24 Jun 2015 | 3:37 pm
    This week, a host of celebrities shared their shock and disgust at the Yulin Dog Meat Festival in China where dogs are bludgeoned and then butchered by the thousands to be eaten. Photo by AP Images for HSIAnimal issues are in the headlines more than ever, due to a growing society-wide awareness about the plight of animals. Millions of Americans are committed to doing something about the wide range of problems that plague animals, and one key to galvanizing action is shining a spotlight on cruelty and calling attention to it. In that pursuit, the involvement of celebrities has been helping us…
  • Protecting Elephants a Matter of National Security

    Wayne Pacelle
    23 Jun 2015 | 1:45 pm
    Poachers are killing approximately 35,000 elephants a year, and with every giant beast who falls, so do the hopes of the African people. Photo by Vanessa MignonLawmakers across the country are dawdling as elephants die. In several states, special interests have killed bills this year to crack down on the ivory trade – most recently in Oregon and Hawaii – though California’s anti-ivory trading bill is looking strong and a comprehensive ballot initiative in Washington state – to prohibit trade in the parts of elephants, rhinos, sharks, rays, pangolins, and five other endangered species…
 
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    The Days of Johann, an agility dog!

  • Black and White Sunday: X-Ray!

    Johann The Dog
    28 Jun 2015 | 3:40 am
    Look ma, no arthritis, even at 11 years old! And if you missed out on all my birthday party action, be sure and click here for all the fun, photos, toys, games and more! And we'll have more info on these x-rays coming soon, stand by! <!-- start LinkyTools script --><!-- end LinkyTools script --> Click on the post title to continue reading. And visit my blog to read more! Woofs!
  • Pawty Time: Super fun, activities and a BarkBox for my 11th Birthday! #BarkBoxDay

    Leslie May
    24 Jun 2015 | 6:22 pm
    This post is sponsored by BarkBox, and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping to share our experience with BarkBox, but Johann The Dog only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. BarkBox is not responsible for the content of this article. Yesterday was my 11th Birthday! And you know what birthdays mean, right?!? Pawty time! So Click on the post title to continue reading. And visit my blog to read more! Woofs!
  • Black and White Sunday: I'm gonna be 11 years old!

    Johann The Dog
    21 Jun 2015 | 3:54 am
    11 years old! One Year Old! Can you believe it? I'm gonna be 11 years old on the 25th of this month. What a ride it is!!! <!-- start LinkyTools script --><!-- end LinkyTools script --> Click on the post title to continue reading. And visit my blog to read more! Woofs!
  • Black and White Sunday: I love the smell of deer in the morning!

    Johann The Dog
    14 Jun 2015 | 3:49 am
    Click on the post title to continue reading. And visit my blog to read more! Woofs!
  • Black and White Sunday: Happy Hiker!

    Johann The Dog
    31 May 2015 | 3:29 am
    It's big hiking season here, and we've been able to go on some pawsome hikes so far this Spring. Love it!  Oh and BTW? Don't miss my Summer Reading List recommends for those lazy afternoons after a good hike...perfect back porch summer reads featuring dogs of course! Click on the post title to continue reading. And visit my blog to read more! Woofs!
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    Dog Files

  • Get a BarkBox for your pup delivered right to the front door! #BarkBoxDay

    Kenn Bell
    24 Jun 2015 | 12:03 pm
    This post is sponsored by BarkBox, and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping to share our experience with BarkBox, but Dog Files only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. BarkBox is not responsible for the content of this article. Remy, as you can see in the photo above, is one happy puppy. He gets two long walks and two meals plus treats every day. He lives the good life and I like it that way. It’s kind of hard to find new things for him to play with, chew on and eat. So a few weeks ago, BarkBox asked if they could send…
  • “Max” the Movie tells the tale of a brave Military War Dog with PTSD

    Kenn Bell
    21 Jun 2015 | 10:57 am
    Everyone that comes to the Dog Files knows that we wholeheartedly support the troops, so I wanted to make sure that I brought a certain movie to your attention. “Max” is a family action adventure movie, brought to us by Warner Bros. Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and from writer/director Boaz Yakin (“Remember the Titans,”). It’s also the name of a military working dog, who serves on the frontlines in Afghanistan alongside his handler, U.S. Marine Kyle Wincott. But when things go terribly wrong on maneuvers, Kyle is mortally wounded and Max, traumatized by the…
  • Check Out The Trailer For The Sequel To Jurassic World!

    Kenn Bell
    17 Jun 2015 | 11:13 am
    The vicious weiner raptor stars of Jurassic Weenie! Check out this ferocious trailer for Jurassic Weenie, the sequel to Jurassic World… or is it the sequel to Jurassic Park? Whatever it is, we guarantee it will make you quake in your boots as you wonder who will be the next victim of these dangerous weenie raptors! The post Check Out The Trailer For The Sequel To Jurassic World! appeared first on Dog Files.
  • Senior Dog Pops Was Praying For A Miracle!

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

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

  • Hemp Small Pet Carrier

    greenpet
    28 Jun 2015 | 4:24 am
    Hemp Pet Carrier for small pets from Sunnica.com $69.99 Made from 55% Hemp and 45% Cotton. Website doesn’t give dimensions (looks like a over-site) but judging from the the size of the carrier compared to the grass in the photo I would guess it could only handle a very small dog and medium to small cat. They also have a seagrass vent on the side, a shoulder strap, and washable fleece padding on the bottom along with a reinforced floor.
  • Earth Friendly Hemp Leashes and Collars

    greenpet
    25 Jun 2015 | 4:17 am
    The cool cats over at ecoanimal.com have some awesome 100% hemp with brass hardware collars and leashes for your dog. One more thing to help you walk gently on the earth with your dog. Impressive range of other earth friendly products to check out as well. Also, thanks and tip of the collar to “For the Love of Labradors” blog for their interesting post on dog waste bags and for their link to this site. I particularly was amazed to read a writer’s mention and link to the Pet Butler site. Who knew our pups are making such great new job possibilities.
  • Mrs. Meyers Oatmeal Pet Shampoo

    greenpet
    22 Jun 2015 | 4:13 am
    Oatmeal extract is gentle and soothing, while Vitamin E helps promote a shiny coat. This stuff smells great and your dog will love you more and more and more and more. $8.00 at 3 R Living
  • Organic Plush Toys for Dog

    greenpet
    19 Jun 2015 | 4:08 am
    How adorable!  The dog and the super soft and cuddly organic plush chew toys.  Your dog can be mean and tough, but you can still buy it soft and cuddly toys – made of the best products for their health and safety – to enjoy.  The all natural plush is made from organic material and stuffing, meaning no harmful residue in your pet’s mouth. Buy the organic plush toy from Trixie and Peanut for $19.
  • Fat Cat Big Mama’s Scratchy Box

    greenpet
    16 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    Catnip infused – yummy! and made of recycled cardboard. Has little tassle for kitty playing fun. $6.99 to $9.99 at PetSmart
 
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  • Who’s Your Daddy?

    Diana L. Guerrero
    21 Jun 2015 | 9:29 am
    Father’s Day is upon us once again and I thought I would talk a little bit about a couple of unique animal fathers that exist out there in the animal world. In the animal kingdom the males of many species usually do not stick around to help with their offspring. The drive behind this is to spread their genes with little investment of time or energy. The female’s role is different since she is invested in the survival of her genes. Usually it is she who carries, nurtures, guards, and teaches her youngsters so they have a better chance of long term survival so her genes get carried…
  • Dog scared of fireworks?

    Diana L. Guerrero
    18 Jun 2015 | 11:59 am
    Above: Dog & Fireworks Fireworks & Dogs Is your dog scared of fireworks? If so, he or she is not alone. The numbers of canines who suffer from fireworks fear (aka noise phobia) is estimated to be an astounding 49% of those dogs who fear loud noises. Fireworks, thunder and gunshot noise were the most common triggers of fear and many dogs actually exhibit more than just one noise phobic issue. If your pet suffers from fear of fireworks, there are short term strategies you can apply. However, long term resolution should be your goal since the problem only escalates over time.
  • Animal Fathers: The Super Dads!

    Diana L. Guerrero
    14 Jun 2015 | 10:16 am
    Sea Horses are known to be exceptional dads but did you know what other animal fathers stand out from the crowd? Since it is Father’s Day weekend I thought you might like to take a gander at some Animal Fathers. You might like this older article on animal examples of how to be a superdad. …and finally, Happy Father’s Day!
  • History of Crufts

    Diana L. Guerrero
    13 Apr 2013 | 7:37 am
    Infographic courtesy of Vet Medic
  • Dog Training Infographic

    Diana L. Guerrero
    29 Jan 2013 | 10:56 am
    You might be interested in this dog training information related to how many pet dog owners actually work at having a better behaved pet. We thought it was a cute infographic from our pals in the UK. Infographic created by Matt Beswick courtesy of Pet365.
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  • Embrace Your Dogs Wild Side-Even When He Wears A Wig

    dara
    18 Jun 2015 | 9:15 am
    This is a sponsored post by PupStyle and these opinions are 100% my own. Contrary to outer appearances, the smallest toy dog breeds – even the ones who might on occasion wear bowties and top hats – are still related to the mighty wolf. So despite the style choices, these dogs still require a diet […]
  • Dogs Take To Social Media In Support Of Nat #DoughnutDay

    dara
    5 Jun 2015 | 9:02 am
    If you haven’t already put out your national Doughnut Day flag and ordered your dozen Krispy Kream’s then you must be living in a cave.  Yes folks, today is National Doughnut Day and dogs are taking to social media in full support. Dogs are taking selfies and posting their cute pics to social media and […]
  • “Oh Sh*t I am Lost” Personalized Dog Tag

    dara
    27 May 2015 | 9:36 am
    Let’s be honest, if I were a dog and found myself lost I might utter the words “Oh Sh*t I am lost!” then hope some human finds me and brings me safely home. Michigan artist Sprout1world at Etsy.com hand-makes these unique tung and cheek, personalized dog tags for only $22. I can’t say I recommend this for […]
  • PupStyle Home: Wine Lovers Reclaimed Wine Barrel Dog Beds And Feeders

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

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

    admin
    19 Jun 2015 | 2:21 pm
    Well hello friends! I am taking new clients again. I spent a year launching the Spakona Guest House (a pet-friendly air bnb in Portland, Oregon), doing volunteer work with The Rescue Faerie and moving into my 1960′s split level ranch. I missed the work. I missed all the sweet faces and good stories. I’m refreshed from my year, and I am taking a limited number of clients as I write a novel and spend time on the sailboat with these two:   I’m Ready! I’m ready to talk with animals professionally again, and I’d like to start out by offering a little bit of a…
  • Your First Animal Friend- A Way to Understand the Energetic Signature

    admin
    7 Apr 2014 | 8:20 pm
    Think back for a minute to the first time you felt close to an animal. Who was that animal? If you could use 3 words to describe that animal’s nature, what would they be? My first animal friend was a dog named Blackie. Blackie was a beagle/dachshund mix.  He was my older brother’s  your mom is having twins dog. Bridget, Cupcake, Blackie and Joel The 3 words I would use to describe Blackie’s energy are: -virile ( dude was a wandering rogue with an eye for the ladies. He was about 20 lbs. of man-dog). -  sweet (he loved to give kisses). -  confident (if he got out of the…
  • Portland, Oregon Intuitive Animal Communication Workshop- Starts May 8th!

    admin
    6 Apr 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Hey PDX! The Last Intuitive Animal Communication Workshop starts May 8th! “After taking Bridget’s class, I feel so much closer to my pets. I check in with them when I’m away from home, and feel like I know, even more, what they’re thinking about and how to help them feel happy.”- Patty Anderson Here’s your chance to learn how to talk with animals! And since I’m retiring, it’s the last chance you’ve got to learn from me. I’ve taught this workshop to about 200 people.  And with the exception of one person, everybody successfully talked…
  • The Last Pets Are Talking ONLINE Workshop!

    admin
    2 Apr 2014 | 9:20 pm
    Intuitive Animal Communication Workshop starts May 6th! “After taking Bridget’s class, I feel so much closer to my pets. I check in with them when I’m away from home, and feel like I know, even more, what they’re thinking about and how to help them feel happy.”- Patty Anderson Here’s your chance to learn how to talk with animals! And since I’m retiring, it’s the last chance you’ve got to learn from me. I’ve taught this workshop to about 200 people.  And with the exception of one person, everybody successfully talked with animals.
  • No One Believes They Can Talk To Animals (until they do it).

    admin
    1 Apr 2014 | 8:51 pm
    The very first time I tried to talk to an animal, I really tried. And I failed. I had naturally done it the night before, in the middle of the night, when my dog Beaulah needed me. But in the morning, no luck. I squished up my face. I strained. Nothing. Beulah just looked at me, and fell back asleep. It was another 9 months before that I heard another animal talk. A kitten that we were fostering had a very serious opinion about his name. His words were clear as a bell, unmistakable. I had no idea how I had heard them. A few months later, I adopted an old horse, who was easy to hear, and spoke…
 
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  • Can Cats Get PTSD?

    The Paws and Effect Gang
    28 Jun 2015 | 11:38 am
    Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: Photo CC-BY B. Mente I have a beautiful cat who was a rescue kitten that I got at 8 weeks old, she was found by a mechanic at about 4 weeks old in a car engine hiding and covered in oil. She had been kicked and was almost dead, and she was at the vet on life support for two days. When I got her, she was terrified and stayed clinging to a chair for two whole days. Olive is now 2-1/2 years old, she has anxiety, is hypervigilant and has a high startle response, but otherwise is very playful, loving, and a very special girl. She loves my…
  • Will My Cats Be Okay If They’re Separated?

    The Paws and Effect Gang
    21 Jun 2015 | 5:31 pm
    Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: Photo CC-BY-SA-NC JaneA Kelley My boyfriend and I of seven years decided to go our separate ways when our lease is up in a month. We have two cats, one is 4 years old and the other is 2. They snuggle and groom each other and play all the time. He is taking the 4-year-old for sure because she picked him as hers years ago. The 2-year-old likes us both evenly, maybe me just the slightest bit more. Would be be traumatizing to them if he takes the 4-year-old and I take the 2-year-old? My initial reaction was not to separate them and let him take both…
  • I’m Trying a New Food Designed to #FeedThePursuit

    JaneA Kelley
    18 Jun 2015 | 1:05 pm
    Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Natural Balance®. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Natural Balance® Wild Pursuit™ but Paws and Effect only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Natural Balance is not responsible for the content of this article. I’m trying a new food designed to feed the true nature of Bella and Thomas. When Natural Balance® Pet Foods approached me with an opportunity to test and spread the word about their new Natural Balance® Wild Pursuit™ food, I jumped at the chance. Why? Because it is a high-protein, grain-free food…
  • Share the Love: Bring Home an Adult Cat … Or Two!

    The Paws and Effect Gang
    14 Jun 2015 | 12:51 pm
    June is Adopt-A-Cat Month. Would you consider adopting an older cat? We both remember the day we got to go home. It was the best day of our lives! Even though we cried all the way there, in our hearts we were purring and purring because we knew somebody loved us as much as we loved them. And even though we were adopted separately, many years apart, we both love each other right to pieces, too. We love to snuggle! Photo CC-BY-SA JaneA Kelley We know kitten season is in full swing, and it’s so hard to resist the temptations of those cute little babies with their tiny squeaks and purrs…
  • Short Shots: Quick Answers to Quick Cat Questions, part 1

    The Paws and Effect Gang
    7 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
    This week, we’re launching a new feature — Short Shots: Quick answers to quick cat questions. It all started when we asked the fans of our Facebook page to ask us some questions that we could answer in a sentence or two. Our little “ask us anything” went over so well, we decided to share some of our fans’ questions and answers here. Our first question comes from P.D., who asks “How often should my cat be groomed? Link seems to shed lots every couple of days, I use a zoom groom on him. Was wondering how much to shed is usual? He doesn’t groom himself…
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  • A Golden Rule of Animal Communication

    Janet Roper
    19 Jun 2015 | 10:12 am
    Have you ever considered the possibility of a Golden Rule in animal communication? How about this: Be open, receptive and allow animals to teach you Doesn’t that just make a whole heckuva lot of sense? And when you come from that perspective when interacting with animals, doesn’t it transform both your experience AND your relationship with them to an entirely different level?  You betcha! Our Traditional Relationship With Animals It has been ingrained into us humans that we have to control animals, we are their boss, their trainer. We have been taught we are ‘above’ the…
  • Are The Bugs Bugging You?

    Janet Roper
    15 Jun 2015 | 12:38 pm
    Wowsers, it’s been raining here for at least a week, it’s supposed to be raining most of this week, and the bugs are out. I’m in Illinois now, where I haven’t lived for almost 30 years, and I’m beginning to remember ALL the bugs that come out in the summer. (I don’t know why, but it seems that Minnesota has less bugs – maybe it has something to do with those -50 degree days in the winter.) Yesterday I saw what my family called ‘helicopter bugs’ flying around. This is a great opportunity for me to learn more about bugs and deepen my…
  • Apartment Living With Dogs

    Amber Kingsley
    12 Jun 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Many people will recall a series of movies initially starring comedian Eddie Murphy as the veterinarian who could hear the voices of his pet patients and other animals. Older generations will recall the 1967 musical starring Rex Harrison as the kindly, communicative doctor. But this fictional character was actually the brainchild of British author Hugh John Lofting way back in 1922. It started as a series of letters written to help ease the strain of the first World War and once put into book form, it became a popular set of children’s classics. The original written form of the good doctor…
  • Horses and Pain

    Billie Hinton
    12 Jun 2015 | 9:41 am
    This week at the barn I got a splinter in my thumb. I didn’t notice when it happened but later, while I was filling a water trough, something pinged, like a tiny beacon going off and on, off and on. I glanced at my thumb and saw a dark sliver of something but even the visual didn’t click. It took the ongoing ping of pain to bring my attention, finally, to what was hurting. I decided to wait until I was done with chores to go inside and get the splinter out. And what happened was that after awhile, the pain stopped. By the time I got inside, my finger felt no different than any…
  • It’s Time To Learn Animal Communication!

    Janet Roper
    11 Jun 2015 | 10:47 am
    Do you ever have times where it’s easy to receive a message from the animals, followed by times when it seems impossible to receive anything other than…nothing? Or perhaps you end up believing what you do receive is simply wishful thinking on your part. If you’ve ever experienced that, you’re not alone; it happens to all of us at one time or another. Colleague Coryelle Kramer and I created the Opening the Door to Animal Communication Teleseminar Package enabling you to solve that problem and turn your stumbling blocks into stepping stones. In the package you learn:…
 
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  • 6 Tips for a safe 4th of July

    CeliaSue
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:32 pm
    6 Tips to ensure that your pet enjoys the 4th of July festivities  More pets go missing on the Fourth of July than any other time of the year. Pets and loud noises are not a winning combination. Dr. Carol Osborne, DVM has compiled a list of tips to help take some of the stress out of what is supposed to be a joyous celebration.   6 Tips for a fun and fearless 4th of July: Be sure your pets have well-fitting collars with up to date tags. Don’t give in to offering your pet a plethora of BBQ treats. Keeping as close to their regular diet as possible will help avoid upset stomachs,…
  • How to Blog like a Dog

    CeliaSue
    26 Jun 2015 | 10:42 am
    Ever notice how people online LOVE to watch cute doggie and cat videos?  Dogs are experts at getting the attention they want with a wiggly butt, big smile, tickling toes with a lick, and they go for what they want by focusing in on the people passing by one at a time. If Cici sees someone she wants to say hello to, they do not have a chance at escaping her charm. She demands, usually with a bark, that they come over and meet her. What do dogs want? Butt scratches, belly rubs, attention and lots of treats. Some also like to cuddle and play fetch. How does this translate into blogging like a…
  • Take Your Dog to Work

    CeliaSue
    23 Jun 2015 | 4:58 am
    Friday, June 26 is Take Your Dog to Work Day.  As fun as this may sound to some pet owners, others won’t be as enthused when Rover gives them wet kisses or chews on some important files.   “It’s an etiquette nightmare waiting to happen,” says Jacqueline Whitmore, an etiquette expert, author and founder of The Protocol School of Palm Beach.   Whitmore offers these seven ‘petiquette’ tips: –       Practice makes perfect. Make sure your dog can interact politely and adapt well to unfamiliar surroundings before you take him to the office so that he can put his best…
  • Norcal pet friendly

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

    CeliaSue
    10 May 2015 | 6:24 am
    to all you doggie mamas, kitty mamas and kiddie mamas, too !!!       https://www.thedodo.com/signs-your-dog-is-basically-your-child-1033721529.html             and a special shout out to all the pit bull mamas…   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/08/playing-for-life-pit-bulls_n_7226240.html?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592       I always felt like a motherless kid. I was certain that some day my REAL parents would come for me SOME DAY (they had obviously left me temporarily on the doorstep of this strange people). My blood…
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  • Jun 27, Safe Organic Pest Control For Your Home & Yard!

    27 Jun 2015 | 10:55 am
    In our area fleas, ticks and all the other summer bugs are out in force due to a lot of early summer rain. Luckily I just found out about the Ecosmart range of organic pest control products. Ecosmart Organic Home Pest Control Our pets are all treated with monthly flea/tick preventative, but keeping the yard (and house) free of these nasty critters has still been a challenge this year. I don't like using strong chemical products if there is any other viable option, so the Ecosmart range is perfect for our home. These are NOT pest control for use on your pet, but are to eliminate fleas, ticks,…
  • Jun 24, The Perfect Pool For Your Pup's Summer Fun!

    24 Jun 2015 | 4:16 pm
    Dogs just LOVE to play in cool water when it's hot outside... but most kiddie pools just aren't designed with our four-legged babies in mind! Inflatable ones get punctured or ripped really quickly, and the rigid ones can be a bit slick, not to mention easy to chew on. But the Mariner Inflatable Dog Pool was created especially for Fidos' summer fun. Extra-tough PVC is claw and paw resistant, and the edges are designed with a wave-pattern which makes it easy for your pet to climb in (and out) of. Click here to find out more or buy your dog his/her very own summer pool... Mariner Inflatable Dog…
  • Jun 22, Got A Scared Puppy? Get Help Here.

    22 Jun 2015 | 2:10 pm
    Help your scared puppy overcome his fears and grow up to be a confident, friendly dog. Tips & advice for handling fearful behavior in puppies.
  • Jun 22, Why Peanut Butter Could Now Poison Your Dog!

    22 Jun 2015 | 2:06 pm
    Most dogs LOVE peanut butter, and the ones in our house are no exception! Although I've always considered a little peanut butter to be a healthy (but occasional) treat, I was really worried to find out recently that some manufacturers are now adding Xylitol to their recipes. Xylitol is HIGHLY TOXIC to dogs. It's an artificial sweetener and is also found in gum, hard candies and other sweets. So, please make sure to double-check the ingredient list on any jars of peanut butter that your dog gets to share! For more info. on Xylitol, chocolate and other foodstuffs that are poisonous or toxic for…
  • Jun 15, Dog Teeth Cleaning 101

    15 Jun 2015 | 3:28 pm
    Dog teeth cleaning should be a regular part of your pets' daily routine. Here's what you need to know to keep Fidos' pearly whites, well... pearly white!
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  • Denali – the bond between a man and a dog

    BL Ochman
    16 Jun 2015 | 2:49 pm
    There’s no easy way to say goodbye to a friend, especially one who has grown up with you and supported you through your darkest times. The story of Denali is told from the point of view of Denali, the dog who saw his lifelong friend, Ben Moon, survive cancer only to succumb to it himself The video is made possible by Patagonia, with the support of First Descents, Ruffwear and Snow Peak. Denali from FELT SOUL MEDIA on Vimeo. Hat Tip to Guy Kawasaki
  • Six surprising signs that your pet may be sick

    BL Ochman
    10 Jun 2015 | 4:44 pm
    Courtesy of Blue Pearl Vet, specialty and emergency medicine for pets (including mine)
  • B.L. & Benny Featured in Associated Press Story

    BL Ochman
    5 Jun 2015 | 10:28 am
    Benny Bix Ochman Labradoodle and I were featured in hundreds of newspapers as part of a story about travelling with your dog by Associated Press writer Sue Manning. Benny has great Google juice. Look him up.:)
  • Baron the German Shepherd Uses the Toilet & Does Dishes

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

    BL Ochman
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:52 pm
    Launched April 1, here’s how T-Mobile describes the Pets Unleashed plan: “We’re fed up with AT&T’s and Verizon’s human-only approach to wireless. That’s why we’re introducing Pets Unleashed – a new family plan that includes ALL family members, even if they lack opposable thumbs. That’s right, for $5 a month, we’ll add your cat, dog, guinea pig, turtle, alpaca, and any other four-legged furry friend (no spiders, though…Ewww!). Not only will they enjoy our blazing fast 4G LTE DataStrong Network, they’ll have access to unique offerings and apps like Fetch…
 
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  • Black and White Sunday #136 – Peek-a-boo, I See You

    Mel
    28 Jun 2015 | 5:38 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, Daisy, Photos Tagged: black and white photography, Black and White Sunday […]
  • Favorite Video Friday – It’s time for a Fuzzy Animal Cleanse

    Mel
    25 Jun 2015 | 9:39 pm
    With all the bad stuff in the news lately, I thought this week’s Favorite Friday Video might need a little bit of the Fuzzy Animal Cleanse. You know, the F.A.C. What? You’ve never heard of the FAC before? Well, we must remedy that. First, take a deep breath in and hold it for four seconds. Release your […]
  • Wordless Wednesday #245 – Nature

    Mel
    23 Jun 2015 | 8:32 pm
    Filed under: Photos, Wildlife, Wordless Wednesday Tagged: birds, bumble bee, dragonfly, egret, nature photography, osprey, photography, red-winged blackbird, snapping turtle, toad, turtle, Wildlife
  • You and your dog – A twinkling of a moment

    Mel
    22 Jun 2015 | 8:29 pm
    In the life of a dog and owner, there are those few special moments when you just seem to connect on a deeper level. Maybe you and your dog have had them too – while sitting next to a lazy river or while on a mountain top or out on a long hike through the […]
  • Black and White Sunday #135 – The three musketeers

    Mel
    21 Jun 2015 | 5:07 am
    My thanks to our hosts for this blog hop Dachshund Nola and Sugar The Golden Retriever. Unfortunately, WordPress.com doesn’t allow Java script so I can’t provide a direct link to the linky, but you can join here. Filed under: Black and White Sunday Blog Hop, Cupcake, Daisy, Dog Park, Jasper, Photos, Shelties Tagged: animals, black and […]
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  • How to Take Care of Australian Cattle Dogs

    WayCoolDogs
    26 Jun 2015 | 11:00 am
    It is essential to provide training of the Australian cattle dog from the very beginning. Early training will help him to socialize with people around him. Most of the Australian cattle dogs are intelligent and learn things quickly. One needs to be firm, consistent while training and must provide with positive reinforcement methods while training like rewarding the pet with treats, and praise him while training. Read full post at How to Take Care of Australian Cattle Dogs More dog stories and info about dog health, training and news at WayCoolDogs.com
  • How To Build A Strong Bond With Your Pooch

    WayCoolDogs
    23 Jun 2015 | 6:50 am
    If you’ve recently had a new doggy addition to your family, it’s important you do everything to make the animal feel comfortable and relaxed. Moving to a new home can be stressful for humans. Imagine what it is like for your lovely new pooch! Once they have settled in and seem a little more responsive, […] Read full post at How To Build A Strong Bond With Your Pooch More dog stories and info about dog health, training and news at WayCoolDogs.com
  • Tips to Keep Your Dog Happy

    WayCoolDogs
    19 Jun 2015 | 10:50 pm
    A dog is a wonderful addition to any home and will instantly become a magical part of the family. Canines have a natural ability to cheer us up even at our lowest points and their companionship is one of the great aspects of modern life. Considering how much joy they give us, it’s only natural […] Read full post at Tips to Keep Your Dog Happy More dog stories and info about dog health, training and news at WayCoolDogs.com
  • Owners of Medical Marijuana Dogs

    WayCoolDogs
    8 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    Most medical marijuana dogs who are fed marijuana by their owners are those who live in states that have legalized medical marijuana, such as Colorado. Unfortunately, the marijuana industry's latest customers are sick and elderly dogs, referred to as medical marijuana dogs. Their owners are those who are concerned for their ailing and ill dogs, many dogs who have been ill for long periods of time and are on their last legs. Marijuana is their last hope ... Read full post at Owners of Medical Marijuana Dogs More dog stories and info about dog health, training and news at WayCoolDogs.com
  • Marijuana Intoxication in Dogs Who Get High

    WayCoolDogs
    1 Jun 2015 | 4:41 am
    Marijuana dogs who get high were rare at one time, with very few long-term health consequences. But today, the majority of dog fatalities from marijuana intoxication is making the media news, from human levels of high-concentrated strains of marijuana. This, along with the newer synthetic drugs, mimics the actual marijuana can pose a significant threat. Read full post at Marijuana Intoxication in Dogs Who Get High More dog stories and info about dog health, training and news at WayCoolDogs.com
 
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  • Going to the Dogs, An Incredible True Story

    the Pet Psychic
    28 Jun 2015 | 1:52 pm
       A reminder to read: “Going to the Dogs, An Incredible True Story” Think you know your animal friends? The author did too. Then she met Laura Stinchfield, who calls herself The Pet Psychic, and her world became enriched in ways she never knew were possible. You will meet Kundun, selfless, big-hearted pit bull-greyhound rescue, Genji, a spirited Paso Fino gelding, rambunctious Rasa and shy, abused Tara, Catahoula Leopard Hound sisters who tell their stories in their own words with the help of animal communicator, Laura, and their mom. The journey begins with a move from the…
  • Serafina Is Better

    the Pet Psychic
    26 Jun 2015 | 11:08 am
                        This is my cat Serafina. I am not sure how old she is. We estimate around 15 years old. My cats have been on a raw food diet for 10 plus years. A month ago, I decided to “treat” them with some high quality grain free organic cat food. That night Serafina started to projectile vomit and have diarrhea. A week later she lost half her body weight (down to 4.5lbs), refused to move or eat, and was diagnosed with Pancreatitis. I was positive it was from a bacteria in the canned food so we put her on antibiotics. She…
  • Wish Of A Friend

    the Pet Psychic
    25 Jun 2015 | 9:54 am
    This is my Paso Fino friend. She says, “I want to tell everyone that I believe that I will manifest a human who loves me and will take care of me forever. I have so much to give. I love grass, walks in the woods, being brushed and bathed and most of all being hugged.” The post Wish Of A Friend appeared first on The Pet Psychic.
  • Buck

    the Pet Psychic
    23 Jun 2015 | 12:22 pm
                      This is Buck. He died at 1 years old on July 4, 2014. He says to his people from Heaven, “I had a great life with them. I know this because I they taught me a lot. They taught me to think and they taught me to pay attention. They gave me super love. It’s when you get so much love from their heart that you just feel good about yourself. My mom and dad are great parents. They really make everyone in their presence feel cared for and that is so important. They taught me that.”   His person writes after the…
  • Kochi In The Sparkly Light

    the Pet Psychic
    23 Jun 2015 | 12:02 pm
    This is Kochi.  He died in May 2015. He was 6 years old. He says from Heaven to his people, “I want to tell my mom and dad that I went to the sparkly light first. It’s the light that heals you deep inside. It heals the parts of you that you dont know are stuck. I didn’t know that I had those fears so deep. The sparkly light helps the angels and the masters teach you how to be more watchful and compassionate of yourself. This is something that I want to teach my mom and dad. The wisdom to the universe is deep inside themselves and not outside.” After the session his…
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    4 The Love of Animals

  • Corgi surprised by “rock”

    Aimee
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:05 am
    This cute Corgi named Turbo thinks he found a nice rock. Imagine his surprise when the rock moves! Luckily it was all caught on video and you can see the cute reaction below. The post Corgi surprised by “rock” appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals.
  • Take Your Dog to Work Day June 26

    Aimee
    25 Jun 2015 | 9:01 am
    June 26th is Take Your Dog to Work Day! It’s a day when offices allow workers to bring their pets with them to work. Personally we wish everyday included that, and at Petplan, headquarters they do! After sharing their office … Continue reading → The post Take Your Dog to Work Day June 26 appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals.
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    Professional Pet Business Advice, Tools, and Guidance - PetSittingOlogy

  • How to Give More in Value To Your Pet Clients So You Can Become More Successful: Discussion with Bob Burg

    Joshua Cary
    26 Jun 2015 | 9:32 am
    Do you ever wonder how certain pet business owners become so successful when it appears to come naturally to them? It’s often the small, subtle acts of service that have accumulated over time to produce an incredible result. This is the same concept that a farmer experiences, for example. A farmer will plant seeds, tend to the crops, water the soil, and a hundred other things in order to get the desired result. Many of these small steps are less than glamorous and often unrewarded. No immediate result is seen… …until… The fruits of your labor pay off. Literally. Your pet…
  • 5 Lessons Learned from the Biggest Business Conference and How You Can Apply Each to Grow Your Business

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

    Joshua Cary
    5 May 2015 | 7:32 am
    It’s no secret that my philosophy is that your pet website should be your main source of new business. Today, when your ideal and potential client is looking for someone to care for their pet, they hop over to Google, enter in a number of various search terms and begin their search. Naturally you want your website to appear as high in the Google search results as possible. And when we talk about “SEO” (search engine optimization) there are two distinct areas you need to understand: The ability to land high in the search engine results when a potential client is searching for the…
  • The Reason You Should Not Use Q-tips to Clean Your Ears and Why This Can Help Your Pet Business

    Joshua Cary
    7 Apr 2015 | 7:43 am
    I seem to have heard most of my adult life that you should never use Q-tips to clean your ears I’ve always found this was odd since I thought the whole purpose of a Q-tip was to clean your ears. In any case, while I feel it’s hygienic to use a Q-tip to clean my ear, the first reason I choose to use one each morning is to dry the water in my ears. What I’ve read on this topic continues to suggest one should never use a Q-tip to clean or dry your ears. Yet, using a Q-tip in a deliberate and responsible manner for much of my adult life seems to be working for me. Despite the…
  • Pet Sitter Spotlight: Rita Reimers of Cats 90210 and Charlotte Cat Sitting

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

  • National Lacy Dog Association June 2015 Membership Drive & Raffle

    NLDA
    15 Jun 2015 | 3:40 pm
    With annual elections right around the corner, this is a great time to join or renew your NLDA membership. The membership drive will run until the end of June. We are going to raffle off some great items from Mud River Dog Products. Everybody that joins or renews during the membership drive will get a chance to win one of these great prizes! When you Join, Renew, or Recruit you get: One entry for everyone who signs up or renews during drive (1 entry for every year paid) One entry for every person who refers someone else that signs up during drive (1 entry per referral) Five Entries for new…
  • 5th Annual Working Dog Field Day – April 11th, 2015

    NLDA
    8 Mar 2015 | 8:39 pm
    Save the date! The Annual WDFD is only a month away! This year, we are exited to introduce Barn Hunt! Come participate in a seminar sponsored by Countryside Barn Hunt club in Georgetown, TX. In Barn Hunt, dogs locate rats hidden in a hay bale maze. In the Blood Trail Workshop, topics include: Selecting and Starting a Tracking Prospect, Building Drive, and Unleash your dog’s potential! (Collar Clinic) Puppy trails and Advanced trails available. We find people tend to get a lot out of this seminar aside from just tracking. My goal is for everyone to leave with a better understanding of…
  • TBT 2015 Blood Tracking Seminar 2/27 – 3/1 in Hamilton, TX

    NLDA
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:08 am
    The NLDA is proud to be part of the 2015 Texas Blood Trackers’ Annual Blood Tracking Seminar!  Filed under: Association News
  • Lone Star Bowhunters Association 40th Banquet & Expo – Tracking Dog Seminar & Shed Antler Dog Demo

    NLDA
    7 May 2014 | 8:06 am
    Hey Texas bowhunters, the LSBA Annual Awards Banquet, Expo & Pop-up 3-D Shoot is just a little over a month away June 14, 2014, at Reunion Ranch in Georgetown, Texas. Guest Speakers will be Mike and Bonnie McFerrin from the Outdoor Channel’s The Legends of the Fall. They will be there throughout the day to sign autographs and will do a question and answer session during the Banquet, so get your questions ready. The NLDA will be there with a tracking dog seminar & shed antler dog demo. We are also raffling off a Yeti Roadie. Pop-up 3-D Tournament with Jerry Boyles and Team…
  • 4th Annual Working Dog Field Day 4-12-14 | Burnet, TX

    NLDA
    26 Feb 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Save the date! Our annual Working Dog Field Day is Saturday, April 12th at Reveille Peak Ranch in Burnet, Texas. Hog Baying Youth Archery Shoot hosted by the Lone Star Bowhunters Association Blood Tracking Workshop Texas Blood Trackers Tracking Certification Rattlesnake Avoidance Clinic Breeders Seminar by J.P. Yousha Demos Raffle and Benefit Fundraiser – Win a Yeti! Meet & Greet Fishing, camping, biking, and more! The fee of admission is $10 for adults / $5 for kids under 12. Hog baying ($5 per run) Blood trailing workshop ($35 per dog / handler team) Breeders seminar Rattlesnake…
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    DogTipper

  • Review: Barkworthies Bully Sticks

    Paris Permenter &#38; John Bigley
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:10 am
    If there’s one thing Irie and Tiki LOVE, it’s bully sticks. Since both dogs have had extractions the last couple of years due to fractured teeth, they no longer get to enjoy marrow bones... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
  • #TruLoveIs Fresh Summer Food #Spon

    Paris Permenter &#38; John Bigley
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:06 am
    This post is sponsored by Wellness. As always, we only share products that we use with our own pets. I love summer. It’s my favorite season for all the usual reasons: long days, outdoor fun,... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
  • Infographic: Summer Pet Safety Tips

    Paris Permenter &#38; John Bigley
    28 Jun 2015 | 2:32 pm
    Summer is definitely a time of fun in the sun with our dogs — but it’s a time when there are doggie dangers to be aware of as well. Today we wanted to share this important infographic... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
  • Win a KeySmart!

    Paris Permenter &#38; John Bigley
    27 Jun 2015 | 2:17 pm
    If you’re like me, you often grab your leash, your cell phone, waste bags, and not much more before heading out for your dog walk. I often stuff everything into my pockets and go — which... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
  • Recipe: Frozen Coconut and Strawberry Swirls

    Paris Permenter &#38; John Bigley
    26 Jun 2015 | 3:37 pm
    After weeks of below-normal temperatures here, the mercury is starting to creep up…and I’m starting to check out some frozen recipes that I can make for us…AND for our dogs. This is... [[ 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]

  • Pets Bringing People Together

    Mamairis
    28 Jun 2015 | 2:43 am
    Mamairis: As pet lovers, we all know the positive impact sharing our lives with them has on our health. And in a recent study, pets have shown once again, their ability to bring people together. While we have so many conveniences that purport to make our lives easier, we seem more busy than ever, and don't have time to stop and smell the roses. Some of us barely know our neighbors except to say a quick hello on the way to the car. Enter dog walking. Professor Lisa Woods at the University of Western Australia's School of Population Health led a study to determine what further impact pets had…
  • Why Dogs Lift Their Legs to Urinate

    Mamairis
    24 Jun 2015 | 2:59 am
    Mamairis: Renowned veterinarian Dr. Mart Becker likened a dog's leg lifting to the Rockettes of New York City Radio City Music Hall fame. But they (the dogs) wouldn't make a very attractive chorus line. Most male dogs do lift their leg to urinate, but some females do too. Intact female dogs will sometimes lift their leg to urinate indicating to any and all male dogs that they are prepared to mate. Males may begin leg lifting as early as 4 months old but usually start at about 6 months to a year old. Some males, especially those that are neutered early in life never practice leg lifting. Some…
  • How Did My Cat Get Into That

    Mamairis
    23 Jun 2015 | 12:05 am
    Mamairis: Have you ever watched your 10 lb. kitty try to squeeze int a match box? What is it about boxes, coffee cups, sinks, bags, shoes, tiny spaces, even items that appear too small to contain them, that cats find alluring. Claudia Vinke, ethologist (ethology-study of animal behavior) at the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands, led a research team to study stress in shelter cats. Ten of nineteen new cat arrivals at a Dutch animal shelter had access to boxes while the other nine did not. Results showed that the cats who could hide in the boxes adjusted more quickly to shelter life, were…
  • Cat Wins Hero Dog Award

    Mamairis
    22 Jun 2015 | 3:01 am
    Mamairis: Tara, a 7 year old tabby, who grew up with her family and whose video went viral, is the first cat to win the Los Angeles SPCA Hero Dog Award. With a little alteration, the word dog was changed to cat on the award. Jeremy Triantafilo, 4 years old and Tara's BFF (Best Friend Forever), was playing on his bicycle in the driveway of his home. Suddenly, the dog living next door made an unprovoked attack o Jeremy, sinking his teeth into the youngster's leg and trying to drag him away. Tara, always nearby, rushed to Jeremy's defense. She slammed into the dog and chased him away. Few dogs…
  • Senior Dog Behavioral Changes

    Mamairis
    17 Jun 2015 | 3:05 am
    Mamairis: As our dogs age, we notice physical changes. They may not see or hear as well and have joint problems. But their behavior may also be affected. Here are some signs to be aware of. Behaviors that are repeated over and over could be a sign of obsessive, compulsive disorder or a symptom of anxiety. Vocalizing excessively can mean your senior is disoriented, has lost hearing, is in pain. Restless pacing and vocalizing, especially at night, more frequent urination, can be signs of hearing or sight loss and dementia. Your dog loses bladder or bowel control. Destroying or eating…
 
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    Take Paws - The official pet travel blog of GoPetFriendly.com

  • Dog Friendly Day Trips in Northern New Mexico

    Amy Burkert
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:28 am
    After more than two glorious weeks in Santa Fe, it was time to move on and explore something new. Northern New Mexico was virgin territory for us, so we pointed the motorhome up Hwy 84 toward the little town of Chama with its lovely elevation of 7,850 feet. Best known for the Cumbres & Toltec scenic steam train ride through the mountains, Chama made an excellent base for us to dig into the area. Unfortunately, the train ride that draws many visitors here is not pet friendly, and it takes a good chunk of the day. The staff were friendly and had some suggestions for places to board Ty…
  • Weekly Pet Travel Photo Challenge

    Amy Burkert
    25 Jun 2015 | 8:42 am
    Welcome to this week’s GoPetFriendly.com Pet Travel Photo Challenge … where we post your pet travel pictures and you guess the pet friendly destinations! Last Week’s Winner Thanks to everyone who played last week, and congratulations to Erin H. of Grand Forks, ND – she identified this pet friendly destination as Victoria, British Columbia. We hope you enjoy your “Travels with Ty & Buster”calendar, Erin! Photo copyright: Instagram User @travels_with_philly Let’s See Your Photos … Mucho barko to Instagram user @travels_with_philly for sharing last…
  • How Does A Girl Become A Gypsy?

    Amy Burkert
    24 Jun 2015 | 5:27 pm
    I love my life. It’s been more than five years now since we sold the house and started traveling full-time in the motorhome – and every day I wake up grateful that I get to live this way. It’s feels as though something at the very core of me has been longing for this all my life … and sometimes I wonder, “What makes me a wanderer?” When I was a little kid we started going “on vacation” to my grandparents farm. Each of us grandkids spent a week over the summer helping out around the house, in the garden, and milking the cows. It was a blast! We…
  • Pet Traveler’s Code of Conduct

    Amy Burkert
    22 Jun 2015 | 9:53 am
    We often lament that not all business are equally pet friendly … some go out of their way to accommodating, while others barely tolerate our furry family members. But, if we’re truly being fair, the other side of the coin is true as well – not all pet owners are equally responsible and considerate. Traveling with our pets is a privilege – not a right – and if we all make an effort to put our best paw forward, businesses will see that there’s no need to be concerned about welcoming our pets at their properties. To get the ball rolling, here are our…
  • Weekly Pet Travel Photo Challenge

    Amy Burkert
    19 Jun 2015 | 5:53 am
    Welcome to this week’s GoPetFriendly.com Pet Travel Photo Challenge … where we post your pet travel pictures and you guess the pet friendly destinations! Last Week’s Winner Thanks to everyone who played last week, and congratulations to Debbie H. of Apple Valley, CA – she identified this pet friendly destination as Moab, Utah. We hope you enjoy your “Travels with Ty & Buster”calendar, Debbie! Photo copyright: Instagram user @thebloggydogs Let’s See Your Photos … Mucho barko to Instagram user @thebloggydogs for sharing last week’s pet travel…
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    Pawcurious: With Veterinarian and Author Dr. V

  • Grungy Dogs rejoice: Neat Treat Groom Genie and Paw Sponge are here!

    Dr. V
    28 Jun 2015 | 3:42 pm
    When you live with a Golden, you get very accustomed to fur tumbleweeds skittering across the floor, wet footprints marking the tile, and a standing order for lint rollers. It just comes with the territory. I’ve also become somewhat of a connoisseur of brushes; brushes for removing undercoats, for dematting, for general purpose grooming. So when I was sent an unassuming Groom Genie to test out, I figured, “here we go, another one for the grooming bin.” Then I tried it. I don’t know what wizardry went into its construction, but this little brush is the bomb. Its…
  • The vet will see you now- for entertainment purposes only

    Dr. V
    26 Jun 2015 | 11:31 am
    A year ago, my husband gave me a telephone number and said his insurance company now had phone consults available. 24/7, from the privacy of my own home, I could call in and get “seen” for ear infections, get a prescription for Ambien for travel, even get marriage counseling, should I desire it. I only used it once, but I was amazed that at 10 pm I could just call and talk to some random person and 15 minutes later pick up a prescription at the 24/7 Rite-Aid. I’m not going to lie, I think it was pretty cool. For the past five years, I have said the same thing over and over…
  • Bowls for books: Sleepypod Yummy bowl Travel Treat!

    Dr. V
    24 Jun 2015 | 9:58 pm
    If you’re wondering if the entire blog has gone to the dogs lately, the answer is yes. This blog is All Dogs Go to Kevin, All the Time….through July 14th. That’s when the preorder part is over and I’m either kicking back with a bottle of champagne and planning the next book or crying inconsolably in a parking lot somewhere when I find out I sold less copies than William Hung’s newest single. I don’t want that, at all, which is why I spent so many hours staring over my husband’s shoulder while he did all the work arranging these lovely, amazing FREE…
  • Dog Plus Bone: The Stylin’ Treat Collar for posh pups

    Dr. V
    23 Jun 2015 | 9:55 pm
      The preorder incentive campaign for All Dogs Go to Kevin is swimming along, but because you all are so awesome I really wanted to share some extra special items as thank yous for all your support. Today I want to introduce you to the Stylin’ Treat: A snap or martingale collar from the wonderful team at Dog Plus Bone! Dog Plus Bone is the brainchild of owners Anne and Ivan, who set out with one goal: “to create simple, honest, classic products that enable you to enjoy more unforgettable adventures with your best friends.” These are not collars for those of you who like…
  • How Emmett helped save me from depression

    Dr. V
    22 Jun 2015 | 2:14 pm
    When people ask me what my book is about, I feel silly saying, “Dogs,” so I’ve been trying to refine it. I got a little further: “3 Dogs,” and then, “3 dogs who were really important to me and also it’s about my friend Kevin and a funny play on words,” and then I took a break. It didn’t really hit me until my mom got sick: This is a book about the purpose dogs have in our lives, about how they are here for a discrete space and time and change us for the better in very specific ways. And the beauty of it is, you don’t even know what…
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    PetRelocation.com Blog

  • Buying a Reinforced Travel Crate for Pet Air Travel

    Pet Travel Center Questions
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Hi PetRelocation,   I need to fly my dog to Maine but I can't afford to spend $600 or more on the "IATA #82" reinforced crate plus the flight cost. Is there a place I can rent the crate for this one way flight? I bought a plastic flight crate and have been told by United airlines that I need a reinforced pet crate for the flight. I do not have the funds to buy the crate and the flight ticket. I need some suggestions.   He is not an aggressive dog.   Thanks, Crystal     Hi Crystal,   Thank you for your question, we're sorry to hear about your…
  • Link Round-Up: All the Latest Pet Travel News

    Pet Travel News
    26 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    Happy Take Your Dog to Work Day! What should you feel when a pet move is over? The right answer is "pure joy and relief." Don't forget these top summer pet travel tips. Good news: more cities are banning the sale of puppy mill pets. Lots of retirees are facing the same question: "should I get a pet?"   Have a good weekend, pet lovers!
  • It's Take Your Dog to Work Day!

    Core Values
    26 Jun 2015 | 6:19 am
    In honor of Take Your Dog to Work Day, we'd like to introduce you (or re-introduce you) to some of our favorite office pets. As you probably know, PetRelocation has a pet friendly office in downtown Austin, TX, and though we do stick to a few rules to avoid chaos, we make our puppy pals a big part of our work lives and find them to be a positive and helpful presence at our pet shipping headquarters. Let's meet the team!   Tobi has three Basset Hounds (Clementine, Bluebonnet and Gus), and often one or two of them get to come to work with her. :)   Jack belongs to Sarah R.,…
  • The Tricky Business of Pet Travel to Australia

    Pet Travel Center Questions
    25 Jun 2015 | 6:54 am
    Hi PetRelocation,   I will be leaving Lebanon permanently for Australia in November, but I know that moving pets between these two countries is difficult. Given Australia's pet quarantine laws, what is the most streamlined way to move my cats? Is there a way to prevent them from having to stay in quarantine for months? Thanks, Rasha   Hi Rasha,   Thank you for your question! You'll need to follow the guidelines as outlined by the official Australia government website concerning pet travel to Australia from a non-approved Category 2 or 3 country. As you'll see, you…
  • Incredible Experiences: A Bird Move From Belgium to the United States

    PetRelocation.com Customer
    24 Jun 2015 | 6:12 am
    "Tiger Rose's Big Move" I recently (May 2015) moved back to the States from Europe and I brought my one-year-old Senegal parrot, Tiger Rose, back with me. I discovered PetRelocation while researching Tiger's move. Unfortunately, their service (which seemed superior to any other pet moving company out there) was out of my budget, so I imported Tiger into the US myself. Quarantine was over on June 11, 2015. I was in Pace, FL, and with only a week to go before then, I realized that picking up my parrot would involve a rental car for a day, a night in a New York hotel, round…
 
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    FIDO Friendly

  • WAGS FOR WARRIORS AND SIZZLING SENIORS ADOPTION DAY!

    susan@fidofriendly.com
    23 Jun 2015 | 11:51 am
    On the 4th of July, as celebratory fireworks fly through the air, celebratory cuddling will be taking place in homes across the city.  That’s because, despite the “Independence” day holiday, Helen Woodward Animal Center knows that the 4th is all about uniting family -  human and furry alike.   Military families and more mature members of our community (aged 55+) are encouraged to find their...
  • Ruffwear and Best Friends Animal Society - A Perfect Match

    susan@fidofriendly.com
    18 Jun 2015 | 11:05 am
    FIDO’s friends at Ruffwear announced a major partnership with Best Friends Animal Society, earlier this year.  The Ruff Adventure Dog Adoption Program, matches adventure-loving, outdoor oriented Ruffwear customers with high-energy, fresh air-seeking dogs from the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.  FIDO thinks that sounds like a perfect match! Ruffwear, the leading manufacturer of high performance...
  • ActivPhy For Your Active FIDO

    susan@fidofriendly.com
    4 Jun 2015 | 9:26 am
    Have you tried ActivPhy for your FIDO?  Read on to learn how this great product works and how YOUR FIDO could win a free month’s supply of ActivPhy AND be featured on ActivPhy’s web site!   Arthritis in dogs is one of the most common conditions veterinarians diagnose in middle-aged and senior dogs and can seriously impact the quality of life of our companion canines. The good news is that...
  • The Dog Who Saved Summer DVD Release

    susan@fidofriendly.com
    1 Jun 2015 | 12:41 pm
    Some of the hottest stars of the '80s and ‘90s, like Mario Lopez, Dean Cain and Elisa Donovan have teamed up for this fun new movie, “The Dog Who Saved Summer.”  Releasing on DVD Tuesday June 2, 2015. When former police K-9 Zeus (voiced by Lopez) accidentally destroys an important party, the Bannister family decides it’s time to send him to obedience school. Classes start off on the wrong paw...
  • Icebug – Cool Shoes With Outstanding Traction for Running in Slippery Conditions With FIDO

    susan@fidofriendly.com
    27 May 2015 | 12:06 pm
    FIDO was excited to receive a pair of Icebug Running shoes with RB9X and we knew the perfect person to test them out was our Social Media gal Ali and Dewey, her Australian Shepherd Rescue.  Here is their review. Dewey and I are live on the East Coast (with it’s crazy weather) and we are daily fans of running in our local park.  Icebug, which features shoes specifically created for running on...
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    Dogblog

  • Why don’t we give dogs sunglasses? We keep walkin’...

    23 Jun 2015 | 4:14 pm
    Why don’t we give dogs sunglasses? We keep walkin’ around with our eyeballs armored against the sun like we think it’s gonna burn them right out their sockets if we ain’t careful, but dogs don’t get nothin’. All I’m sayin’ is there’s dogs that’d look good in a pair of aviators, is all. I’m just talkin’ here.(dog 724)
  • Did you guys hear about the next Star Wars spinoff movie, The...

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

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

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

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

  • Saving Bill, Betty and Harriet

    27 Jun 2015 | 4:36 am
    On arriving at a so called rescue centre which has now been closed down to pick up an eight wk old puppy, i passed a cage with two ex breeding bitches
  • My baby girl Laceyj

    12 Jun 2015 | 5:08 am
    My baby girl came into my life 13 years ago. From the time we picked her up, she found comfort on my lap. She would stay up with me, until I went to
  • Our beloved Mattie

    12 Jun 2015 | 5:08 am
    In August 2008, a local rescue group contacted us regarding Mattie, who was to have been euthanized the same day. We had Mattie for 7 wonderful years
  • Ellie Pops

    25 May 2015 | 6:30 am
    My schnauzer Ellie is the first dog I've owned. She is a fabulous companion, she's such a character and thinks she's still a puppy even though she's almost
  • Our sweet Chloe Marie

    18 May 2015 | 3:13 am
    We said goodbye on April 27, 2015 to our precious 6 yr. old schnauzer, Chloe Marie. We are heartbroken and angry that she was taken so young and had to
 
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    Grouchy Puppy Dog Blog

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

    Sharon Castellanos
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:01 pm
    Come check out this newest Muttville heart throb, Tiki! This handsome older dog with a cuddly personality is the sweetest.   This XL fluffball is a true one-of-a-kind. He may be considered a senior, but Tiki still loves his daily walks. He can do stairs like a champ and is always the first to run to the door to greet whoever comes through. Tiki gets along great with dogs of all sizes and even cats! Tiki wants nothing more than to be your newest BFF. Taking home this handsome boy is a no brainer. We think Tiki is around 9 years young, weighing about 50 lbs. Come fall in love with him at…
  • 7 Tips to keep your furry loved ones safe during summer fun and fireworks

    Sharon Castellanos
    26 Jun 2015 | 1:34 pm
    Keeping our pets safe during the summer months means watching out for hazards like toxic herbicides on the grass, knowing the signs of heat stroke, avoiding discarded chicken bones from barbecues and protecting lost dogs fleeing from fireworks. With summer concerts and festivals in full swing, please remember your four-legged family members. Celebrating July 4th with family and friends is a wonderful tradition and holiday, however in the excitement of your first sparkler, don't forget your dog. Fireworks Fun and Four-Legged Family  Whether you celebrate with a big backyard party,…
  • Puppy puns that must be shared

    Sharon Castellanos
    24 Jun 2015 | 9:18 am
    It's no joke when your sweet senior dog has dental problems but this time, it's a shark who has a non-lethal case of puppy-itis and it made us laugh out loud. Now where's that floss?          Related StoriesThe benefits of loving a small dogPugs and the looks they give rule!How many dogs of Instagram are there? 
  • July 4 Special Dog Adoption Day in San Diego for Military Families and Seniors

    Sharon Castellanos
    22 Jun 2015 | 11:48 am
    This July 4th a very special dog adoption event for military families and senior people is being held at the Helen Woodward Animal Center in San Diego County. The Wags for Warriors and Sizzling Seniors Adoption Day Event offers approved military families and Seniors (55+) adopting Senior pets (5+) the chance to have a portion of their adoption fees covered by a very special donor! In addition, between 10:00am and 12:00pm there will be fun kids crafts, a FREE shaved ice, and a ticket for enter-to-win raffle prizes.  Generous Helen Woodward Animal Center Donor Spreads Joy to Military…
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  • Fourth of July Pet Dangers and Safety Tips

    Ryan
    18 Jun 2015 | 11:15 am
    It’s time for Americans to celebrate their independence, which means barbeques, pool parties and, of course, fireworks. This Fourth of July, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation’s first and largest provider of pet health insurance, reminds pet lovers that the keys to a safe celebration are preparation and awareness. To bring attention to the potential dangers surrounding pets on Independence Day, VPI, a Nationwide company, sorted through its database of more than 525,000 insured pets to determine the most common Fourth of July related pet injuries. Below are the results: VPI…
  • VPI Donates to Deckers Dogs

    Ryan
    2 Jun 2015 | 1:15 pm
    In celebration of National Pet Parent’s Day®, Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI) joined forces with the Eric and Jesse Decker Foundation to raise money in support of Deckers Dogs. Over the last two years, VPI has donated more than $15,000 to help Deckers Dogs fund the rescue, care and custom training of shelter dogs to assist our military veterans returning home with disabilities. VPI’s donation to Deckers Dogs helped fund the rescue and custom training of Decker, who was rescued from a Colorado animal shelter and underwent 10 months of training at Freedom Service Dogs of America. Decker was…
  • VPI Reveals Top Travel Hazards and Safety Tips

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

    Ryan
    1 May 2015 | 8:20 am
    Valerie Mould of Princeton, W.Va., has grown accustomed to her 5-year-old Boxer Curtis’ knack for snacking on things he’s not supposed to. Curtis has ingested various items in the past, including a frisbee, but has remained unscathed. However, his luck came to an end after he swallowed a wooden BBQ skewer, which disappeared in his body and nearly ended his life more than a year later. Curtis’ bizarre battle and remarkable recovery have earned him the title of May’s “Most Unusual Claim of the Month” by Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation’s first and largest provider of…
  • Celebrate Memorial Day with VPI and Deckers Dogs

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

    Vicki Cook
    27 Jun 2015 | 10:09 am
    Via PRNewswire - Animal testing of cosmetic products and ingredients would be phased out under legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.Passage of the Humane Cosmetics Act will bring the U.S. in line with more than 30 other countries that have already implemented similar bans. The bipartisan bill was introduced by U.S. Reps. Martha McSally (R-AZ), Don Beyer (D-VA), Joe Heck (R-NV) and Tony Cárdenas (D-CA).Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States said: "Given the ready availability of alternatives, there is no compelling reason to continue…
  • Senate passes act to return retired military working dogs to U.S. soil

    Vicki Cook
    20 Jun 2015 | 7:52 am
    Via PRNewswire - The nation's military working dogs, each of whom saves the lives of between 150-200 servicemen and women in the course of their career, are one step closer to being guaranteed treatment as the heroes they are. The U.S. Senate has followed the House of Representatives in passing the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) with language supported by American Humane Association.The 2016 NDAA mandates that America's heroic military working dogs will be returned to U.S. soil upon retirement, and that their human handlers and their families – to whom these dogs mean…
  • PSA highlights truth about majority of “pit bull” dog owners

    Vicki Cook
    13 Jun 2015 | 6:01 am
    Via PRNewswire - The non-profit organization, Animal Farm Foundation has created a public service announcement (PSA) starring actor and "pit bull" dog owner, Jon Bernthal, to disarm negative stereotypes about "pit bull" dog owners. In the PSA, Jon offers a real-life snapshot of the majority of "pit bull" dog owners, who are, in fact, everyday people with everyday dogs.Despite stereotypes suggesting that "pit bull" dog owners are inherently reckless or irresponsible, the overwhelming majority love and care for their pets just like other dog owners do. The individuals featured in the TV spot…
  • Save a life – or two – during Adopt a Shelter Cat Month

    Vicki Cook
    6 Jun 2015 | 6:51 am
    Via AmericanHumane.org - Each spring during kitten season, thousands of newborn kittens join millions of cats already in shelters across the country.That means your local shelter has tons of cute, cuddly newborns, in addition to mellow, older cats and everything in between!And the shelter staff is ready to help you adopt your very first cat – or to bring home a friend for another beloved cat – just in time for American Humane Association’s Adopt-a-Cat Month.Here is a Top 10 checklist if you’re thinking of adopting:1. If you’re thinking about adopting a cat, consider taking home two.
  • Lil Bub and ASPCA lend a paw to 29 animal welfare organizations

    Vicki Cook
    30 May 2015 | 5:52 am
    Via ASPCA.org - The ASPCA and feline phenomenon Lil Bub have announced an additional 29 recipients of grant funding through Lil Bub’s Big Fund for the ASPCA. The 29 organizations, spanning 17 states, received a total of $57,190.Since the fund started in 2014, over $132,000 has been distributed to 67 organizations nationwide. Click here to check out the annual report from the first year of Lil Bub's Big Fund.One hundred percent of donations collected for Lil Bub’s Big Fund for the ASPCA are distributed as grants to animal welfare organizations to support homeless pets that need…
 
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  • Feline Acromegaly

    Arnold Plotnick
    26 Jun 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Feline AcromegalyThis underdiagnosed glandular is caused by a pituitary tumor, leading to diabetes that may be difficult or impossible to control.Chester is a 13 year-old diabetic orange tabby.   When he first presented to my feline-only veterinary hospital five years ago, he had the classic signs of diabetes:  excessive thirst, increased urination, and weight loss despite an exceptionally good appetite.   Making the diagnosis was easy.  Chester’s blood sugar was greater than 400 mg/dl (normal is somewhere in the 80 to 150 range) and he had lots of sugar in his…
  • Shelter Cats Rule - Student Noah Glassman talks with Dr. Arnold Plotnick and other Feline Pros about Shelter Cats

    Brad Reason
    1 Jun 2015 | 3:16 pm
    Way to go Noah!! Great job creating this educational social action video about why Shelter Cats Rule!Noah is a 4th grader making an impact in the feline world by raising awareness about shelter cats.Enjoy this news story by Noah Glassman Class of 2023, Ethical Culture Fieldston SchoolMake sure to favorite and share his video. Your shares will go a long way for cats without forever homes... (and sharing will go a long way for Noah too) 
  • In Memoriam: Missy - From Rescue Cat to In-Clinic Living

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

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

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

    admin
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:53 am
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  • For Everyone Who Misses The White And Gold Dress

    admin
    28 Jun 2015 | 10:53 am
    I was young and foolish and now I can’t go back. 1. Remember the first moment you saw the dress? You didn’t understand what the debate was about. It was clearly white and gold. View this image › swiked.tumblr.com / Via buzzfeed.com 2. You were pretty chuffed that you were in the majority, i.e. clearly right. View this image › buzzfeed.com 3. But people around you insisted it was blue and black and you were like WUT. View this image › Twitter: @hdugan627 4. You stared at the dress for hours, waiting to see WTF they were talking about. I have been staring at the…
  • ‘Fantastic!’ Jake Tapper and ‘The Lead’ ‘adopt’ American soldier in Afghanistan [pic]

    admin
    27 Jun 2015 | 11:01 am
    @jaketapper @HomefrontHugs You're a great man, Mr. Tapper! — Mr. America (@EricBandazewski) March 3, 2014 Tapper’s definitely one of the good guys. Here’s what he was up to this morning: #TheLead has "adopted" a US soldier in Afghanistan through @HomefrontHugs … Care package on its way, Private! pic.twitter.com/thA88Joyoe — Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) March 3, 2014 Love it. http://twitter.com/#!/RedactedMedic/status/440528757917376512 @jaketapper @HomefrontHugs Absolutely wonderful! — Marsha Marsha (@MarshaMarshaKy) March 3, 2014 @jaketapper…
  • El Presidente Canseco?

    admin
    26 Jun 2015 | 10:55 am
    Jose Canseco for President 2016. i like the sound of that. — Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) April 16, 2012 Hmmm … interesting proposal there, José. We’ve never had a president with such a large face before. Care to give us a glimpse of your platform? just remembered i was born in cuba. if obama was not born in usa and he is president how did he get around being elected. i should learn how — Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) April 16, 2012 Ah. Well, first, let’s address the fact that you remember where you were born. That’s very good. What a relief to know you…
  • Towards potent woman – True Story

    admin
    25 Jun 2015 | 10:53 am
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  • Emily the Cat Talks About Her Life as a Filmmaker (VIDEO)

    5 Jun 2015 | 7:35 pm
    Emily, a feline filmmaker, reflects on life and creativity in this lovely, "Meet the Artist" feature. The Los Angeles filmmaker,  "tries to tell the stories she enjoys." Much of her recent work has been about break-ups. She admits it's hard working as a filmmaker especially when you have such anxieties as paying next month's rent."All I really want to do," Emily says, "is to make art. Emily
  • Inmates at Indiana Prison Help Shelter Cats (VIDEO)

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

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

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

    2 Nov 2014 | 3:44 pm
    Watch the videos and see what these working cats have to say about their jobs.Bodega Cat in Ridgewood, QueensBodega Cat on the Upper West Side, NYC Bodega Cat in Corona, QueensBodega Cat in Sunset Park,  BrooklynBodega Cat in Park Slope, Brooklyn  with thanks to WNYC.org for this feature: Bodega Cats In Their Own Words 
 
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  • DSPCA Summer PetFest 2015

    Peter
    8 Jun 2015 | 1:26 pm
    [paragraph]The DSPCA will be having it’s Summer PetFest at its shelter in Rathfarnham, Mount Venus Road, Dublin 16 on Saturday 13th June, from 12 noon to 4.00pm.[/paragraph] The day will include  the DSPCA Scrufts Dog Show, dog agility, a Teddy Bear Hospital, hot food, a Teddy Bear Picnic, ice cream, games for the kids, a book stall, a bouncy castle, face painting, and teas & coffee. The entrance fee is €5 per adult – free for kids and dogs. Free parking is available. For more information, please visit the DSPCA website.
  • Enniskerry Festival Dog Show: 13th September 2015

    Peter
    6 Jun 2015 | 9:25 am
    [paragraph]The Enniskerry Victorian Field Day Festival – Sunday 13th September 2015[/paragraph] The Enniskerry Festival will be hosting a Doggie Day Out at this year’s Victorian Field Day Festival. The day will include a full agility course to work out on, a grooming salon to have nails trimmed, polished and maybe a fringe cut! There will also be expert dog training advice, vet advice, nutrition & weight advice, dog adoption advice from local animal rescues, dog accessories & food stalls and of course the FUN Dog Show competition from 11.30am – 4pm. Categories for the…
  • The search is on for this year’s Nose of Tralee

    Peter
    1 Jun 2015 | 7:48 am
    [paragraph]Cute, funny, talented all around gorgeous pets. The search is on for this year’s ‘Nose of Tralee’.[/paragraph] Pet Sitters Ireland has announced the second year of the Annual Nose of Tralee Pet Competition. To enter the Nose of Tralee competition, pet owners must submit a photograph of their pet, along with details of why their pet would make a good Nose of Tralee. Along with a public vote, the panel of judges will be looking for pets who show real personality and have that flare that a good Nose of Tralee needs. Judges include Comedienne Tara Flynn, Author…
  • Cork Summer Show – Dog Show: 20th & 21st June 2015

    Peter
    6 May 2015 | 10:29 am
    The 2015 Cork Summer Show will run a Pet Dog Show on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st June.  The competition is open to all dog lovers who think their pet dog has what it takes to be a champion.  The judges will look for dogs that are fun, happy, talented and charming.  There will be 9 classes and an overall champion each day at the Cork Summer Show. The top 3 dogs from each 9 classes at each of the Shows will then qualify for the ‘Grand Finale’ at the joint ‘Paw Fest’ & IKC Dog Show on the 19th of July. For more details, please visit corksummershow.com
  • Hounds for Love: Yes Equality

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

  • Older Dogs Demand Respect From Puppies

    Clint Cora
    24 Jun 2015 | 6:32 am
    Puppies Respecting Older Dogs Our Small Dogs Outings Meetup group has seen a big increase in the number of puppies join up with us this spring.  As expected, many of these puppies, who are less than a year old, are still all over the place in terms of leash walking with their owners and a bit hyper-energetic.  They also have not really learned the boundaries sometimes expected of older dogs like my Lhasa Apso dogs Chester and Roxie. My dogs who are ten years old along with another Shih Tzu, Emmy, who is eleven, are generally not as hyper as the puppies.  They show a much calmer demeanour…
  • Indoor Housetraining Dogs Dual Trained

    Clint Cora
    12 Jun 2015 | 12:50 pm
    Indoor Housetraining Dogs Recently, I wrote a post about a new puppy owner asking me if indoor potty training dogs will just confuse them or not.  I realize that this housetraining dogs concept will still seem strange for many dog owners so I got around to shooting a new video to address this. In this video, I talk about indoor housetraining dogs as well as the advantages of having them trained this way.  I also shot new video of both Chester and Roxie, my Lhasa Apso dogs, using their dog litter box PLUS the outside bushes all in the same day just to make the point that they do not get…
  • Is Canada Too Cold For Some Dogs?

    Clint Cora
    11 Jun 2015 | 7:42 am
    Canada Too Cold For Dogs One of our new members from our Small Dogs Outings Meetup group recently relocated here to Canada from Los Angeles, California.  He had also lived in Phoenix, Arizona.  Being a previous dog owner in very hot climates, he asked me a very interesting question. Not presently a dog owner currently, he and his wife definitely plan to get another dog in the near future.  But after experiencing their first Canadian winter here (and it was a very cold one this past winter), he asked me what breeds of dogs would be appropriate here in Canada.  Obvioiusly, he is thinking…
  • Type Of Puppy My Dogs Like The Most

    Clint Cora
    8 Jun 2015 | 10:11 am
    Type Of Puppy My Dogs Like Through my observations of interactions between my Lhasa Apso dogs Chester and Roxie with other dogs at the various dog parks as well as the dog walks with my Small Dogs Outings Meetup group, I’ve come to understand exactly what type of puppy or adult dog that my dogs like. We can forget about larger dogs or even those the same size as Chester and Roxie at times.  In general, they do not like big dogs, especially Chester.  He tends to growl at all big dogs and at the leash free dog parks, this can be slightly amusing to watch. Many big dogs do not expect…
  • Toronto Ontario Summer Days Too Hot For Dogs

    Clint Cora
    4 Jun 2015 | 11:36 am
    Toronto Ontario Summer Dog Days Last time very recently when I wrote about the fact that it will soon be Too Hot For Toronto Dogs, we were starting to feel the temperature changes.  Now in June, I can see the effect already happening during mornings with my two Lhasa Apso dogs Chester and Roxie. If we head out in the morning, the temperature starts to rise at about 10:30 to 11 am.  I notice my dogs starting to pant a bit as the temperatures reach 20 degrees or higher.  If the temperatures stay below 20 degrees C, they seem to be more comfortable without the panting. In some recent walks on…
 
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    Zoom Room Dog Training

  • July’s Dog of the Month

    Tinton Falls
    24 Jun 2015 | 7:13 am
    Say hi to Gypsy Rose, our July Dog of the Month. Gypsy is a playful pitbull that loves to learn new things everyday. Gypsy and her mom love spending time at the Zoom Room learning how to bow, sit pretty, play dead and some basic manners. Gypsy learns quickly and is always ready to make a new friend. Gypsy is working towards her CGC and we can’t wait to see her achieve this goal!  
  • Canine CPR and First Aid Certification Class

    Philadelphia
    23 Jun 2015 | 9:58 am
    Canine CPR and First Aid Certification Class According to the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) 1-out-of-4 more pets would survive a medical emergency, if just one first aid technique was applied prior to getting emergency veterinary care. The skills and topics covered in this course include: Safety when working with sick and/or injured animals Restraint and transportation of injured animals Handling common medical emergencies Choking in dogs and cats Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in dogs and cats This class will certify the participant in Canine and Feline CPR and First Aid.
  • Get Started at Zoom Room!

    Philadelphia
    22 Jun 2015 | 1:57 pm
    Sign up for a FREE Orientation This 30-minute session allows you to get familiar with the Zoom Room without your dog! We will orient you to our facility and policies, get all of the details in order, and we will cover how to take advantage of our flexible scheduling and customized training. Orientation is a requirement prior to taking any of our training classes or workshops. Learn more about Puppy Classes, Obedience, Agility, Tricks, Therapy Dog, Scent, Herding, and more! Can’t make the Orientation times?  Call us at 267-825-7375 and let us help you get started.
  • Special Offer for Yelpers

    Austin
    22 Jun 2015 | 10:33 am
    INTRODUCTORY OFFER: YELP $18 for ANY TWO CLASSES Enjoy any two group classes for half off our usual price! Cannot be combined with any other offers. Offer valid for new clients only. Limit 1/household. Expires 12/31/15. To redeem: present this coupon on your mobile device. Or click here to purchase online and use promo code YELP2418 at checkout. ZOOM ROOM: POSITIVELY REWARDING For Yelpers we’re offering a great deal. FOR ONLY $18 new clients can try out any TWO of our small group classes. (This introductory offer is normally priced at $36.) Choose from Agility, Obedience, or Puppy…
  • Appleton Summer Open House

    Appleton
    16 Jun 2015 | 8:21 pm
    STAY COOL AT OUR SUMMER OPEN HOUSE We will be holding our summer open house on Wednesday, July 15th from 6-8pm. Meet local animal rescues and their adoptable animals. Or have some fun with your pup by playing some doggie games or taking a picture at our photo wall. Does your dog need a nail trim? Fur Baby Salon will be onsite providing $5 nail trims. You can also get your dog microchipped at the low cost microchip clinic. Enjoy food and refreshments while shopping and get 15% off all retail purchases (excluding food and gift cards). Treat and food samples, raffles, goody bags and…
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    Grouchy Puppy Dog Blog

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

    Sharon Castellanos
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:01 pm
    Come check out this newest Muttville heart throb, Tiki! This handsome older dog with a cuddly personality is the sweetest.   This XL fluffball is a true one-of-a-kind. He may be considered a senior, but Tiki still loves his daily walks. He can do stairs like a champ and is always the first to run to the door to greet whoever comes through. Tiki gets along great with dogs of all sizes and even cats! Tiki wants nothing more than to be your newest BFF. Taking home this handsome boy is a no brainer. We think Tiki is around 9 years young, weighing about 50 lbs. Come fall in love with him at…
  • 7 Tips to keep your furry loved ones safe during summer fun and fireworks

    Sharon Castellanos
    26 Jun 2015 | 1:34 pm
    Keeping our pets safe during the summer months means watching out for hazards like toxic herbicides on the grass, knowing the signs of heat stroke, avoiding discarded chicken bones from barbecues and protecting lost dogs fleeing from fireworks. With summer concerts and festivals in full swing, please remember your four-legged family members. Celebrating July 4th with family and friends is a wonderful tradition and holiday, however in the excitement of your first sparkler, don't forget your dog. Fireworks Fun and Four-Legged Family  Whether you celebrate with a big backyard party,…
  • Puppy puns that must be shared

    Sharon Castellanos
    24 Jun 2015 | 9:18 am
    It's no joke when your sweet senior dog has dental problems but this time, it's a shark who has a non-lethal case of puppy-itis and it made us laugh out loud. Now where's that floss?          Related StoriesThe benefits of loving a small dogPugs and the looks they give rule!How many dogs of Instagram are there? 
  • July 4 Special Dog Adoption Day in San Diego for Military Families and Seniors

    Sharon Castellanos
    22 Jun 2015 | 11:48 am
    This July 4th a very special dog adoption event for military families and senior people is being held at the Helen Woodward Animal Center in San Diego County. The Wags for Warriors and Sizzling Seniors Adoption Day Event offers approved military families and Seniors (55+) adopting Senior pets (5+) the chance to have a portion of their adoption fees covered by a very special donor! In addition, between 10:00am and 12:00pm there will be fun kids crafts, a FREE shaved ice, and a ticket for enter-to-win raffle prizes.  Generous Helen Woodward Animal Center Donor Spreads Joy to Military…
 
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    Trupanion Blog on Pet Health & Care Advice, Tips and Feature Articles

  • How to Keep Your Golden Retriever Healthy in Every Stage of Life

    Kathryn
    26 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    So you just brought home a wiggly little Golden Retriever puppy who’s tumbling across your yard and snuggling by your side. Now what? It’s important to feed your Golden a well-balanced diet, give them regular exercise, and stay on top Read More
  • 7 Pawsome Gifts For Pet Owners That Give Back

    Rachel
    25 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
    It’s obvious that pet owners love to talk about how much we love our pets, but have you ever wondered where to find gifts for pet lovers that also give back to animals in need? Here’s 7 gifts for that Read More
  • Frank’s New Start at Life

    Kathryn
    24 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    “Frank, an 8.5-year-old Great Dane, was rescued by myself and Dr. Julie Dudak with quite the medical history. He had previously recovered from canine parvo, heartworm disease, and a prostatic abscess but had been healthy for several years. He was Read More
  • Beloved Boxers and their Terrible Troubles

    Kathryn
    17 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    “I have had my lovely boxer girls Utah, for 9 years, and Teya, for 2.5 years. They have been our family members from their first moment at home. Boxers are very energetic— I would say hyper-energetic dogs— and my dogs Read More
  • Four Tips to Find the Perfect Veterinarian

    Kathryn
    10 Jun 2015 | 5:44 pm
    A veterinarian is a great partner when it comes to your pet’s health, and having a great relationship with a trusted veterinarian will help you feel empowered to give your pet the happiest, healthiest life you can provide. But finding the Read More
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  • Older Dogs Demand Respect From Puppies

    Clint Cora
    24 Jun 2015 | 6:32 am
    Puppies Respecting Older Dogs Our Small Dogs Outings Meetup group has seen a big increase in the number of puppies join up with us this spring.  As expected, many of these puppies, who are less than a year old, are still all over the place in terms of leash walking with their owners and a bit hyper-energetic.  They also have not really learned the boundaries sometimes expected of older dogs like my Lhasa Apso dogs Chester and Roxie. My dogs who are ten years old along with another Shih Tzu, Emmy, who is eleven, are generally not as hyper as the puppies.  They show a much calmer demeanour…
  • Indoor Housetraining Dogs Dual Trained

    Clint Cora
    12 Jun 2015 | 12:50 pm
    Indoor Housetraining Dogs Recently, I wrote a post about a new puppy owner asking me if indoor potty training dogs will just confuse them or not.  I realize that this housetraining dogs concept will still seem strange for many dog owners so I got around to shooting a new video to address this. In this video, I talk about indoor housetraining dogs as well as the advantages of having them trained this way.  I also shot new video of both Chester and Roxie, my Lhasa Apso dogs, using their dog litter box PLUS the outside bushes all in the same day just to make the point that they do not get…
  • Is Canada Too Cold For Some Dogs?

    Clint Cora
    11 Jun 2015 | 7:42 am
    Canada Too Cold For Dogs One of our new members from our Small Dogs Outings Meetup group recently relocated here to Canada from Los Angeles, California.  He had also lived in Phoenix, Arizona.  Being a previous dog owner in very hot climates, he asked me a very interesting question. Not presently a dog owner currently, he and his wife definitely plan to get another dog in the near future.  But after experiencing their first Canadian winter here (and it was a very cold one this past winter), he asked me what breeds of dogs would be appropriate here in Canada.  Obvioiusly, he is thinking…
  • Type Of Puppy My Dogs Like The Most

    Clint Cora
    8 Jun 2015 | 10:11 am
    Type Of Puppy My Dogs Like Through my observations of interactions between my Lhasa Apso dogs Chester and Roxie with other dogs at the various dog parks as well as the dog walks with my Small Dogs Outings Meetup group, I’ve come to understand exactly what type of puppy or adult dog that my dogs like. We can forget about larger dogs or even those the same size as Chester and Roxie at times.  In general, they do not like big dogs, especially Chester.  He tends to growl at all big dogs and at the leash free dog parks, this can be slightly amusing to watch. Many big dogs do not expect…
  • Toronto Ontario Summer Days Too Hot For Dogs

    Clint Cora
    4 Jun 2015 | 11:36 am
    Toronto Ontario Summer Dog Days Last time very recently when I wrote about the fact that it will soon be Too Hot For Toronto Dogs, we were starting to feel the temperature changes.  Now in June, I can see the effect already happening during mornings with my two Lhasa Apso dogs Chester and Roxie. If we head out in the morning, the temperature starts to rise at about 10:30 to 11 am.  I notice my dogs starting to pant a bit as the temperatures reach 20 degrees or higher.  If the temperatures stay below 20 degrees C, they seem to be more comfortable without the panting. In some recent walks on…
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  • Adopt Maddie a 6 Year Old Black #LabradorRetriever at @WaysideWaifs in #KCMO

    28 Jun 2015 | 8:36 am
    Here we go again. Another dog surrendered to a shelter because the owners had a human baby.  Maddie was originally adopted as a puppy from Wayside Waifs. Her owners had a new baby and things took a bad turn as that baby became a toddler.  As Maddie shares in her adoption message, Maddie was sometimes scared of the toddler and the toddler was sometimes scared of Maddie.  In my opinion it could have been a learning experience for all involved.  Instead Maddie was surrendered to Wayside Waifs where she's now hoping for a new family that will love her forever.Maddie is a…
  • A Mans Best Friend by @LukePaulJackson | Dog Song Saturday

    26 Jun 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Join us every week for a new Dog Song Saturday here at Talking Dogs.  Each Saturday we feature a music video with songs about dogs.  Most of our favorite dog songs are original songs like the one we have for you today.Musician and songwriter Luke Paul Jackson put together this video illustrating his song with images he collected around the web.  You may recognize a few from Pets of the Homeless which aptly describe the message of Jackson's song.Man's Best Friend  is a beautiful tribute to the loving relationship between men and their dogs.Jackson is a rising young Roots…
  • Take Your Dog to Work Day #TYDTWD at For Love of a Dog

    25 Jun 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Take Your Dog To Work Day was created by Pet Sitters International (PSI) in 1999 to celebrate the great companions dogs made and promote their adoption. It's an annual event and is always celebrated on the Friday following Father's Day.TYDTWDay encourages employers to experience the joys of pets in the workplace for one day to support their local pet community. PSI believes that this is a way for non-pet owners to see firsthand the special bond their coworkers have with their pets and be encouraged to adopt a new best friend of their own.Here at For Love of a Dog Jewelry we celebrate Take…
  • Fun in the Sun | Wordless Wednesday

    23 Jun 2015 | 11:00 pm
    It finally quit raining long enough to mow the grass in the backyard and have some fetch fun with two of my favorite dogs!
  • Adopt Keke a #Pitbull Dog @HSMO in #StLouis

    20 Jun 2015 | 11:00 pm
    This pretty girl is Keke.  She's a spayed female Pit Bull Terrier mix who is about 3 years old.  Keke's has a beautiful brindle and white coat and one of the sweetest faces I've ever seen.Keke adores people.  She walks nicely on a leash and animal shelter staff report she constantly watches for approval.  Keke would like a quiet home because she can be shy around new people and new situations. Keke is a mellow girl who's looking for love.  Take a look at her adoption video and then give the Humane Society of Missouri St Louis City animal shelter a call at…
 
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    Puppies and Dogs for Sale

  • Titled Health tested European Doberman Pinscher for stud service!

    29 Jun 2015 | 11:08 am
    This male stud is one of a kind here in Los Angeles. H currently has his CGCA, BH IPO1. He is from Champion bloodline parents and is protection and obedience trained. He is very strong bone structure and very strong big head. he is currently being trained for his first working title. He has the following test doneHip Dysplasia (excellent), Brucellosis (Negative), Thyroid Certification (normal), vWD (carrier). All certificates are listed on the site for your viewing. He will produce very nice family or protection puppies. I guarantee he is the best looking, best temperament Super size Doberman…
  • 30 Gorgeous Great Dane Pups for Sale 3 Litters 1 rtg now

    28 Jun 2015 | 9:11 pm
    I have 3 litters of Purebred Great Dane Puppies for sale. I own all the parents, and they live inside with us. 2 of the litters are AKC reg. They are 750.00. The other litter is Continental Kennel club registered and are 650.00 Paperwork filed. Any handicapped(they can all see but may be deaf) will be 250.00 go out on a spay or neuter contract, and limited registration. YOU MUST spay or neuter the handicapped ones. AND there is a different contract for them. Litter #1(more harli than other) were born on 5/4/2015 will be RTG 6/29. Their pix can be seen here, Parents are Justice, ( dad), and…
  • Goldendoodle Puppies - Only a Doodle will Do

    28 Jun 2015 | 7:39 pm
    Only a Doodle will do! Loveable F1b goldendoodle puppies, a mix between a golden retriever and a standard poodle, are family friendly, have a low-no shed coat making them great for a family with mild to severe allergies to dog dander. They will most likely grow to be 50-70 lbs, like their parents. These playful, energetic puppies were born May 15 and will be ready for their new homes July 11. They have been raised with kids and other dogs. Contract includes a 1 year health guarantee against genetic issues, a worming record, a clean bill of health from a certified veterinarian, first set of…
  • Micro teacup purebred Maltese short body

    28 Jun 2015 | 5:35 am
    Gorgeous purebred micro teacup (short body) Maltese. They are micro teacup sized, healthy, energetic, intelligent, and loving puppies. They've been vet examined and vaccinated up to date. I provide the health records, a consultation, pedigree, FREE vet exam certificate, food, crate, potty pads, a health guarantee. Female- 2500 Male- 2250 Great for breeding - producing small litters PRICE NON NEGOTIABLE - Only serious adult (decision makers) need call. The price is firm. 240-752-7122 Leave your name and number, to be contacted.
  • True Micro Maltese Teacup - Show Quality - purebred pedigree

    28 Jun 2015 | 5:34 am
    Micro Teacup Maltese puppies - Pure White Purebred Pedigree Our Maltese are purebred pedigree Maltese puppies, from two XXS small Purebred Teacup Maltese registered through AKC CKC.. They are pampered family pets. Email us and/or call us at (240)752-7122, thanks. Max weighs for our adult dogs are 3.9 lbs. for Dam and 3.5lbs. for Sire. From a litter of 5 (breeder's choice for Dam) They all: -have received vaccinations and dewormings UTD -come with a FREE vet exam consultation -come with their health exam/history and vaccinations record -they come with their pedigree registration (at full…
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    Bev the Boomer! (Beating the Crap out of Cancer!)

  • Live Blogging from the Chemo Chair: Cycle 3.3, Transfusion City

    Bev
    18 Jun 2015 | 1:26 pm
    For the second time this week, I’m at the Chemo Cafe. And we’re at the half-way point for my treatments! Nine down! Nine to go! Live blogging from the chemo chair. In case you missed the excitement on Tuesday, my blood count was so low that Nurse Janna was unable to give me my chemo cocktail. Instead, she arranged for me to indulge in chemo’s version of a Bloody Mary: a blood transfusion. Yep. That’s a bag of blood. I got two units of blood yesterday morning, and today I feel like a million bucks! Bless her! Cindy stuck with me for the entire 4 hours it took for the…
  • Live Blogging from the Chemo Chair: Cycle 3.3, My Chair is Cursed!

    Bev
    16 Jun 2015 | 3:55 pm
    With me today is my wonderful and patient friend, Cindy. For 10 points, can anyone in the studio audience tell me what’s out-of-place in this picture? Chemo Day started with a lovely adventure to the new Whole Paycheck — oops, I mean Whole Foods. This is Dayton’s first Whole Foods, opening just a few weeks ago. It’s a beautiful store, with great ambiance and a very customer-oriented staff. It will be good for items that can only be found at Whole Foods, but for mundane groceries it’s too pricey for my tastes. Next door is another new-to-Dayton store, Pet People.
  • From my Pal, Judy

    Bev
    10 Jun 2015 | 9:58 am
    I have such great friends! Judy sent me this via Facebook.
  • Live Blogging from the Chemo Chair: Cycle 3.2, A Big Glass of Whine

    Bev
    9 Jun 2015 | 6:17 pm
    This has been a whiny week. And I’m about to whine some more. Or rant. Can’t be helped. (Thank you to Penn State’s Applied Social Psychology blog.) First, with me today is the lovely and charming Shelley. I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned that my wonderful Shelley is a 6-year breast cancer survivor — so she’s like my lucky talisman. She has given me amazing support all through this battle I’m fighting, from the very first day. It’s a joy to spend time with Shelley because she’s such a positive person. And today I find I need some…
  • Live Blogging from the Chemo Chair: Cycle 3.1: Pooping Correctly?

    Bev
    2 Jun 2015 | 1:40 pm
    The view from today’s chair Here we are, once again, dancing at the Chemo Cafe. With me today is my pal, Pam. We had a delicious lunch at Chicago Gyros and Dogs, and, as in weeks past, I  forgot to take photos of the food. Suffice it to say, the gyros was tasty and I ate it all. Since my battle with Siggy started, I have had a certain focus on — okay, I’ll admit to an obsession with —  my bowel movements. A couple weeks ago, there was an article in The Guardian (a UK news site) regarding how we’re all pooping wrong. HUH??? Yep! A researcher in Germany wrote…
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    Petplan USA Blog

  • can cats cause mental illness?

    25 Jun 2015 | 6:25 am
    A recent study linked childhood cat ownership with mental illness later in life, and the researchers think it might be because of exposure to the toxoplasma organism, which causes the infectious disease toxoplasmosis.   Now, I’m not saying that toxoplasmosis doesn’t cause mental illness in humans. Maybe it does. But I CAN say that if you have toxoplasmosis, you probably got it somewhere other than your cat. Once you understand the how the life cycle of toxoplasma organisms work, and how cats spread the disease, you’ll feel better about it, too.   Toxoplasmosis is a…
  • 7 tips for taking your pet on the road

    23 Jun 2015 | 8:51 am
    Petplan’s fourth annual travel survey revealed that Millennials are traveling with their pets more than any other generation. For them (and many families!), the thought of leaving a furry member behind is enough to make everyone want to stay home. There are many vacations that are well suited for pets, but realistically, sometimes it’s better to leave your pet home.   Before you make travel plans for your four-legged kid, stop to consider whether he would enjoy it. Some pets would be just as happy to have a fun week at the boarding kennel or at home with a pet sitter.  …
  • 14 tips for making vet visits fun

    18 Jun 2015 | 4:12 am
    Many pets would rather be anywhere but at the vet’s, because it can be a pretty scary place for them. From the minute they enter the clinic door, they are confronted by strange smells, unusual sounds and slippery floors. Not fun!   Going to the vet doesn’t have to be a scary event for you OR your pet, especially if you follow these tips for making visits a little less stressful (and even fun!).   Pointers for Pups or Kitties   Remain calm at all times. Your pet trusts you more than anyone else on the planet, and he looks to you for cues. If you are stressed, your…
  • 5-day challenge to better your dog's health

    16 Jun 2015 | 6:17 am
    Are you doing everything you can to ensure your dog is the healthiest he can be? Remember, without a voice (or opposable thumbs), your pet relies on you for his health. Complete our 5-day challenge to make him glad he does!   Day 1:  Weigh your pet. Over half the pet population is overweight; if your canine is in the club, all of that extra weight is straining his joints and overall health. Talk to your veterinarian about the ideal weight for your pet, and adjust his diet accordingly. Challenge: Switch out rawhides for carrots and download an exercise tracking app to monitor your…
  • can your dog drink too much water?

    9 Jun 2015 | 2:49 am
    Water intoxication is a little known swimming hazard – I know it sounds a little “out there,” but it happens, and your vet might not know what to look for. It occurs when dogs drink too much water too quickly. This can happen in humans, too (most frequently athletes), but for the most part, we know when to stop drinking water. Dogs, on the other hand, are more likely to accidentally drink large quantities of water while swimming or playing a particularly long game of “bite the hose.”   What is water intoxication?   When a mammal ingests too much water,…
 
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    Fidose of Reality

  • Pure Love Films Reveals Movie Launch

    Carol Bryant
    27 Jun 2015 | 6:01 pm
    Diversity is the word of the day….or perhaps it is equality. Today, and always Fidose of Reality celebrates marriage equality and what happens when love wins. Well, we discovered another winner in the diversity landscape, and here’s something not to miss this weekend.  Pure love is on tap. The official videographer of Wigglebutts Uncorked has a passion project airing this weekend on PBS. In November of 2013, thirty-six former high school classmates of more than four decades before came together in an unprecedented move to participate in a group art show, made unique by their…
  • Dog is Good Patriotic Apparel and Giveaway

    Carol Bryant
    25 Jun 2015 | 3:07 pm
    Dog is Good.® I know this because I am a dog lover of the highest order, and if you are reading this, you are and can relate. Dogs rock, right? The folks at the Dog is Good company feel the same way, so they offer an entire collection of goodies for dog lovers. From apparel and gifts to home decor, Dog is Good merchandise is peppered throughout my closet and lifestyle. With the Fourth of July holiday approaching and then later this summer, Labor Day, I had to get my paws on the latest Patriotic t-shirt for women from Life is Good. When dog moms and dog dads are happy and feel good, dogs are…
  • 10 Summer Household Items That Can Kill Dogs

    Carol Bryant
    22 Jun 2015 | 10:35 pm
    Summer has officially arrived. The dog days, the heat, the sun, the pool, the fun, and of course, the living is free and easy. Well, for millions of dogs summertime is anything but free and easy. In fact, there are dangers lurking that you might not even realize are dangerous. Here are 10 summer household items that can easily harm or kill dogs and why. Take note and let your dog-loving friends know: (10) Snack bags: Empty (or not) potato chip bags are very tempting to a dog. He or she smells something yummy, sticks the snout it, and therein lies the danger. Although the bags may seem…
  • Max the Movie Comes to Big Screen

    Carol Bryant
    21 Jun 2015 | 4:11 pm
    Max the dog is coming to town and he wants to meet you. Dog lovers of the highest order, your summertime blockbuster is here.  Opening nationwide on June 26th, Warner Brothers presents “Max,” a true story about a military working dog who served on the dangerous front lines in Afghanistan with his handler, U.S. Marine Kyle Wincott. Without giving too much away, when Kyle dies, Max comes back to the states to live with Kyle’s devastated family. The only human that Max is able to relate to and connect with is Kyle’s teenage brother, Justin. Justin, on the other hand, is…
  • How to Spoil Your Dog #BarkBoxDay

    Carol Bryant
    18 Jun 2015 | 11:22 pm
    I am a proud dog mom who is proud to spoil her dog. I make no bones about it: After a long week, my dog looks forward to spending time with me and I look forward to giving him something for being a pawsome patient little boy all week long. If you want to spoil your dog and are proud of being a loving pet parent, you must try happiness in a box that comes to your doorstep. Answer yes if any of the following apply to your dog: * My dog thinks every box delivered is for him/her * My dog deserves to get fun toys and safe, healthy treats * I want my dog to receive items I can’t find in most…
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    Woof Woof Mama

  • Nature’s Recipe Pure Essentials Limited Ingredient Dog Treats $2.99 SHIPPED!

    Mama
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:24 am
    Here’s a chance to snag an amazing deal on dog treats if you act quickly. Just head on over to That Daily Deal site and grab an 8 oz bag of Nature’s Recipe Pure Essentials Limited Ingredient Biscuits Dog Treats in either Salmon and Potato or Chicken and Pumpkin recipes. Use promo code PETPURE40 at checkout and you’ll pay just $2.99 including shipping! Things to note: All Natural, High-Quality Ingredients No corn, artificial preservatives or animal by-product meals Best By Date: 9/14/15 Country of Origin: Made in Canada Chicken & Pumpkin treat ingredients: Whole wheat,…
  • Amazon Deal of the Day: Drinkwell Original Pet Fountain $20 ($49.99 reg)

    Mama
    28 Jun 2015 | 6:38 am
    Give your dog or cat a steady supply of fresh, filtered water with this Drinkwell Pet Fountain. It’s the deal of the day over at Amazon and you’ll get 60% OFF when you snag one for your pet by midnight tonight. It’s on sale for just $20 ($29.99 OFF) and is eligible for FREE Shipping! Key Features: 1. Patented free-falling stream adds more oxygen for freshness, encouraging pets to drink more water. 2. Replaceable activated carbon filter removes bad tastes and odors for fresher, better-tasting water. 3. Constant circulation inhibits bacteria growth in between cleanings. 4.
  • Groupon Clearance Deals for Pets and People: PetMate, Tide, Blendtec + More

    Mama
    26 Jun 2015 | 7:43 am
    Groupon always has great deals on home goods and stuff for pets, but I often forget to check the Clearance Section. That’s where even bigger discounts have been applied to the already discounted Groupon prices! I was on the site looking for a new rug for my office and spotted some really good stuff that’s sure to go quickly. Here’s a brief roundup of highlights: Groupon Clearance Deals for Pets, Home and People AKC Extra-Soft Rosebud Mats $8.99 ($29.99 reg) Blendtec Total Blender with Wildside+ Jar (Refurbished) $279 ($659 reg) American Kennel Club Dog Coats $14.99 ($32.99…
  • Grass-Fed Free Range Bully Stick 10-Pack $5 ($14.99 reg) + FREE Shipping

    Mama
    24 Jun 2015 | 7:31 am
    Bully sticks are a great dog treat but can be pricey, and not all chews are made with the same quality standards. Only Natural Pet Free Range Bully Sticks are made from free range, grass-fed Brazilian cattle raised without the use of growth hormones, antibiotics, or any other unnatural additives commonly used with feed lot cattle. The result is a 100% all natural chew that’s low in fat, high in protein, completely digestible, and a perfect accompaniment for any healthy diet. And unlike rawhides, these bully sticks are not treated with any bleach or other harmful chemicals. Right now you…
  • *HOT* 20% OFF Petco Printable Store Coupon and Promo Code {4 Days ONLY}

    Mama
    23 Jun 2015 | 8:08 am
    Save money on pet supplies during the Petco Friends & Family event when you shop online or in-store. For those of you heading out to your nearest Petco location, be sure to print this Petco coupon for 20% off your entire purchase. Or show cashier the coupon on your mobile device. If you prefer to shop online and have your pet supplies delivered, use Petco Promo Code: friends to get 20% OFF at checkout plus free shipping ($50 minimum for online purchases). Visit Petco.com to get started. Ideas for using your Petco Coupon or Code Stock up on Daisy’s favorite Natural Balance Dental…
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    BunkBlog

  • Lord of the Fleas

    Human
    19 Jun 2015 | 2:49 am
    We’ve read about Bunk’s Halloween adventures throughout the years and know the struggle associated with dressing up the little guys on Halloween.  I mean, my poor little dogs have made cameos as Elvis, a bundle of grapes, and an ice cream sundae. Note: this was the only picture we’ve ever taken in costume where he [...]
  • How to Keep Your Dog From Getting Bored

    Human
    12 Jun 2015 | 3:08 am
    Let’s face it, we all get bored from time-to-time, but thanks to today’s technology, we have smartphones, tablets and other handheld devices, that keep ourselves occupied and entertained almost anywhere. But without opposable thumbs, our dogs are left at their own devices, especially when they’re alone. Without texting, tweeting, posting and pinning, they often turn [...]
  • Decoding Your Dog Infographic

    Human
    28 May 2015 | 2:35 am
  • What is Trending on the Dog Scene?

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

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

  • The Facts on Canine Flu and Keeping Your Dog Healthy

    To Dog With Love
    25 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Rocco says his playtime is serious business. Help your pups stayhealthy so they can keep playing!Keeping your dog healthy is the first step toward a fit dog lifestyle, so what to do about all the recent buzz about dog flu?Do you take your dog to dog parks? To boarding facilities or doggie daycare?Canine influenza (dog flu) has been spreading throughout the continental United States, including our home state of Georgia, so the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has provided these tips and some information to help dog owners better understand the virus.What is canine…
  • Happy Summer From Fido's Freebie Friday

    To Dog With Love
    25 Jun 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Rocco and his pal Nicky stay cool on their Chillspot cooling dog bed!Welcome to Fido's Freebie Friday (FFF), the weekly giveaway blog hop for all things pet!Welcome to summer and finding unique and hopefully fun ways to stay cool! Rocco likes to share his Chillspot with his pals so they all stay cool!While you're cooling off, check out all the great giveaways at Fido's Freebie Friday!You'll find all sorts of goodies in the giveaways listed below. You can enter them all or add your own! We make it easy by linking them up all in one place. Here's how to participate The rules…
  • #Feedthepursuit with Natural Balance Wild Pursuit

    To Dog With Love
    22 Jun 2015 | 8:52 am
    This post is sponsored by Natural Balance® Wild Pursuit™. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Natural Balance® Wild Pursuit™ but To Dog With Love only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers.  The opinions expressed herein are 100% our own.Rocco is a dog who loves the pursuit -- whether he's chasing squirrels, flushing out birds or running with me on the agility course. When I first saw him stalking the wildlife in our backyard, it seemed kind of funny! You don't often think of small fluffy dogs stalking critters or exhibiting herding…
  • Secrets to a Well-Trained Dog. #4 Will Astound You!

    To Dog With Love
    18 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Every walk is an opportunity for trainingOk, yeah.  I'll admit this trend toward fantastical headlines is really annoying.But I click on them. Sometimes.And since a well-trained, and even more importantly,  a well-behaved dog is so important to their health and well-being, I'm pulling out all the tricks in getting your attention... and using a ridiculous headline.But is it really all that ridiculous?When you consider that 96 percent of dogs relinquished to animal shelters have received no obedience training,* it seems crazy NOT to train your dog to be a well-behaved member of…
  • Fido's Freebie Friday Keeps it Cool

    To Dog With Love
    18 Jun 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Welcome to Fido's Freebie Friday (FFF), the weekly giveaway blog hop for all things pet!It's suddenly hot, hot, hot here in Atlanta and we've had to keep our dog walks to either very early or very late... and even then it's awfully steamy hot. I think it's time to pull out the doggie pool!In the meantime, keep it cool and check out all the great giveaways at Fido's Freebie Friday!You'll find all sorts of goodies in the giveaways listed below. You can enter them all or add your own! We make it easy by linking them up all in one place. Here's how to participate The rules for…
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    Petplan Blog

  • Summer BBQ pet safety: how to keep your cat or dog safe

    Petplan
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:56 am
    In the summer time, our pets can often appear to enjoy a BBQ just as much as we do. The opportunity to be surrounded by lots of meat sizzling away, smelling fantastic and tasting great can prove irresistible. However, it’s important to remember that BBQ’s can also be dangerous for pets, so here are Petplan’s top tips for keeping your cats and dogs safe and happy during the BBQ season… Remember that BBQ food is not for pets Whilst burgers, sausages and chicken legs are staples of the BBQ menu, they are not always suitable for pets. The high fat content means that you need to be very…
  • Petplan debate: can a vegetarian or vegan diet be good for cats and dogs?

    Petplan
    19 Jun 2015 | 3:37 am
    Dog and cat owners are often on the lookout for new and innovative ways to keep our pets fit and healthy – and our pets’ diet is one area that often receives plenty of attention. Pet food is no longer unappetising-looking meat served from tins with little thought of the nutritional benefit. There are hundreds of products and supplements available and the choice can sometimes appear overwhelming. However, there are an increasing amount of pet owners who are going back to basics by feeding their pets simple, natural food. We spoke about the pros and cons of a raw food diet previously, but…
  • How to keep cats out of your garden and your own cat safe

    Petplan
    12 Jun 2015 | 4:10 am
    We aren’t the only ones who like to spend time outside enjoying our gardens – our cats love to get out and about as well. Your garden provides a stimulating and exciting place for your cat to explore. However, it’s also important to remember that the garden can be dangerous for cats, plus you may find yourself with other feline visitors who may not be welcome. Here are Petplan’s top tips for keeping your pet safe and happy in the garden, and keeping any unwanted cats out… How to keep unwanted cats out of your garden Don’t leave food out for your cat If your cat is spending the…
  • Petplan’s favourite dog friendly beaches in Cornwall, Gower and beyond

    Petplan
    5 Jun 2015 | 7:12 am
    Summer is a great time to be a dog owner – walks in the morning light and warm evenings socialising with fellow pet owners makes spending time with your pet even more special. However, there are also extra considerations that pet owners need to take into account when out and about with their pet. Issues such as how to deal with scorching weather or grass seed infections are things that every pet owner should know. Petplan have teamed up with Battersea Cats and Dogs Home (who also have a great summer competition open to pet owners) to help keep your pet safe this summer with our ‘Top tips…
  • Pet phobias: how to help your cat or dog overcome their fears

    Petplan
    29 May 2015 | 9:06 am
    Phobias are extremely common in humans – but our pets can also suffer from seemingly irrational fears. Many of the things that scare both humans and animals are a result of responses built up over millions of years of evolution. For example, we are scared of loud noises and heights because they can cause us harm, meaning our deeply ingrained ‘fight or flight’ instincts kick in. However, it is possible to overcome or at least manage many fears – whether rational or irrational. Petplan takes a look at some common phobias in cats and dogs, and offers some advice on how to help your pet…
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    K9 Magazine

  • Why Does This Giant Electronics Company Care so Much About Dogs?

    K9 Magazine
    23 Jun 2015 | 1:43 am
    If you've ever been to Crufts you'll have no doubt witnessed for yourself the giant commercial installations of the big pet industry brands. Whilst it is blatantly obvious why the likes of Pedigree, Pet Plan and Purina take a large trade space at the event , their interest is self explanatory – they make stuff […]Why Does This Giant Electronics Company Care so Much About Dogs? is an article from: K9 Magazine
  • Do the Orbee-Tuff Nooks Toys Live Up to Their Name?

    Kim O'Meara
    19 Jun 2015 | 4:13 am
    It's not a revelation to say that boys and girls are very different, but when Christopher and Danny entered our lives and took up their place in our family, I wasn't truly prepared for how different boys and girls were. Mia and Chloe had their routines and even as puppies they weren't 'rough and tumble' […]Do the Orbee-Tuff Nooks Toys Live Up to Their Name? is an article from: K9 Magazine
  • K9 Magazine Issue 84

    K9 Magazine
    18 Jun 2015 | 12:04 pm
    Puppy Series: Choosing The Perfect Puppy for You Talking Point: 5 Best Dog Apps Lifestyle: Interview with The Queen of Surfing Veronica Grey Book Club: The Extraordinary Dogs of War Talking Point: How One Organisation is Changing the View of Dogs in Borneo Real Life: Living With a Deaf Dog Health: Nasty, Unwelcome & Irritating […]K9 Magazine Issue 84 is an article from: K9 Magazine
  • 5 Luxury Dog Products You Have to Hear About

    K9 Magazine
    18 Jun 2015 | 3:16 am
    We all love to treat ourselves don't we, but sometimes it's just more fun to treat our pets and so this month we set ourselves the challenge to find some of the best luxury products on the market we think your dog will love. Enjoy... We hope you've found something you like in our countdown […]5 Luxury Dog Products You Have to Hear About is an article from: K9 Magazine
  • Can Children & Large Dogs Ever Really be Safe?

    K9 Magazine
    18 Jun 2015 | 2:40 am
    It seems not a month, or even a week, goes by without an incident involving a child and a dog. These encounters tend to provoke a backlash from well meaning people who labour under the misapprehension that their personal opinion on the relative merits of children’s proximity to dogs is an established fact rather than […]Can Children & Large Dogs Ever Really be Safe? is an article from: K9 Magazine
 
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    Something Wagging This Way Comes

  • Purebred Dog Rejects

    Pamela
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:40 am
    “She’s a reject,” the man explained. “Most breeders don’t want them. But we just love her.” “I understand. Our dog is a reject too.” In fact, most purebred dogs are rejects. And I feel very lucky to have ours. Honey Meets A Purebred Reject Last week, we were hanging out at the marina with Honey. A […]
  • What If You Can’t Stop Crying After Your Dog Dies?

    Pamela
    25 Jun 2015 | 4:57 am
    This post has affiliate links. Learn more here or at the bottom of this page. Every morning I check which search phrases brought people to Something Wagging. Some are hilarious. But one that comes up a lot makes me feel helpless. It’s “my dog died and I can’t stop crying.” Doesn’t that just break your […]
  • She Swims!

    Pamela
    24 Jun 2015 | 3:45 am
    Last week, an intrepid photography caught grainy footage of what could only be a monster swimming in the Assawoman bay. But now we discover that was no monster. That was Honey! After five years of waiting, we’ve finally gotten to see Honey swim. Here’s the proof: But what happens if there are no treats? Yep, […]
  • Dog Skills To Take On The Boat

    Pamela
    23 Jun 2015 | 4:44 am
    My dog Honey is not just a pretty face. She has some mad skills. Can we convince her to adapt them for the boat? Adapting Dog Skills For The Boat Let me tell you about some of Honey’s special skills and how I’m hoping she’ll use her powers for good once we move aboard the boat. […]
  • Don’t Say This To Someone Whose Dog Is Dying

    Pamela
    22 Jun 2015 | 5:11 am
    Your friend is suffering. She tells you about how her pet is declining and may not be around much longer. I know you feel sympathy. You want to help. To reassure. But don’t say this to someone whose dog is dying… When The Time Comes, You’ll Know Recently, a blogger who lives aboard a sailboat with […]
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    Dog Collar Fancy

  • Symptoms of Urinary Tract Illness

    dogcollarfancy
    25 Jun 2015 | 8:34 am
    Urinary tract infections in people are fairly straight forward. Sufferers experience pain during urination or a frequent urge to go that is a false alarm. For us humans, going to the doctor is usually the next step, whereupon a course of antibiotics is prescribed which usually resolves the problem. Unfortunately, urinary tract infections for dogs and cats aren’t often a simple matter. Symptoms of Urinary Tract Illness.
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    20 Jun 2015 | 6:18 pm
    1 inch wide chocolate brown designer leather dog collar with lime green peridot crystals. brown green leather collar.
  • Floral Diamonds Dog Collar

    dogcollarfancy
    16 Jun 2015 | 9:21 am
    Hot Pink Floral Diamonds Dog Collar Very pretty pink nylon with hot pink velvet dog collar collar is jeweled with multicolored and clear crystal. Looks like diamonds. A very beautiful dog collar. This dog collar comes in 5/8 or 1 inch wide. Floral Diamonds Dog Collar.
  • Hand made dog dresses

    dogcollarfancy
    13 Jun 2015 | 3:12 pm
    Fancy dog dresses sure to get attention! We can also create a custom dog dress in larger sizes and different styles too, so please feel free to contact us. Most of our dog dresses are all hand made, custom made to fit, easy care, easy wear. Made in the USA. Hand made dog dresses.
  • Patriotic Dog Collars Cat Collars Ferret Collars

    dogcollarfancy
    10 Jun 2015 | 3:34 pm
    Patriotic Dog Collars and Cat Collars made with gorgeous Crystal Rhinestones. These crystal collars are perfect for the 4th of July, Memorial Day, or any other time your pet wants to show their American Pride! These are gorgeous Crystal Collars! Dog Collar Fancy Exclusive Designs. Patriotic Dog Collars Cat Collars Ferret Collars.
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    Parrot Nation

  • Mornings: Prior Planning Is Key

    Patricia Sund
    17 Jun 2015 | 6:11 am
    I wrote a piece at birds.about.com about getting going in the morning when you have a flock of birds. It can be tough. But planning things the night before can make this task easier. Read my piece about getting organized for the morning to come by clicking on the “About” logo:
  • Why Do People Call Them “Starter Birds?

    Patricia Sund
    15 Jun 2015 | 8:08 am
    I’ll never understand it. Never. I wrote a piece about this very subject at About.com and ranted a little bit about this. It makes me uncomfortable that people think smaller birds are somehow “experimental” in nature and that they are gong to learn how to take care of the bird they “really” want in the first place. This pisses me off. You can read the piece I wrote at “About.com” in the Pet Birds section found right here. Just click on the logo:
  • My Disappearance

    Patricia Sund
    15 Jun 2015 | 7:36 am
    Been Busy Much? I had to step away from Parrot Nation for a while due to many other obligations with my writing. I was hired by Bird Channel to write a weekly blog called, “Psittacine Cuisine” which took quite a bit of doing to get rolling and between my editor Jessica and I, we’ve managed to get it up and out at the website which was a lot of work, but it is faring well. On the heels of that, I received an offer from IAC (Interactive Communications) to be the Bird “Expert” at About.com which is a HUGE website and has excellent Google rankings. In short,…
  • “Birdie Biscotti?” Why Not?

    Patricia Sund
    17 May 2014 | 11:29 am
    I’ve written quite a bit about Chop of course. “The Chop Concept” took off like a kite and flocks all over the world are eating better. And that’s very cool. It makes me feel good to have helped put this concept in the front and center of aviculture and into the hands of families with parrots. Go Chop! But I wasn’t done. I wanted to come up with another way of delivering a nice nutritional boost to our feathered companions. As a kid who had two parents with careers, I grew up being quite well-acquainted with the humble casserole. Ten minutes to assemble, an hour…
  • Hell. And Back.

    Patricia Sund
    15 May 2014 | 11:44 am
    Parker and Bill. He lounges a while before getting up. I hit a snag and had to delete the original posting of this piece. Here it is in its entirety.  I’ve had a tough year. And the last 4 months have been hell. (You can read what part of it has been like here: Life…Interrupted. You can read the rest of it here: Ashes, Ashes, We All Fall Down.”) However, it hasn’t been as tough as it is for some people in the world. I get that. Life isn’t fair. Overall, in the big picture, it has been pretty good to me. I have had a great career flying. I’ve been places and…
 
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    VetDepot Blog

  • Don’t Attempt to Treat these 5 Pet Emergencies at Home

    VetDepot
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:56 pm
    When your pet is experiencing an emergency situation, it’s important to get to a veterinarian right away. While knowing emergency first aid is important, wasting time doing research about your pet’s condition on the internet or attempting to administer treatment at home can be a dangerous mistake. 1. Seizures: If your pet experiences a seizure, immediately contact a veterinarian for advice. A seizure that lasts more than a few minutes requires immediate veterinary attention. 2. Heavy bleeding: Any wound that is actively bleeding or especially deep should be checked out by a veterinarian.
  • 3 Tips for Finding the Right Dog Trainer

    VetDepot
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:35 am
    Whether you just brought home a new puppy or you want to start teaching your older dog some new tricks (or manners), assistance from a professional trainer is a great tool. There are lots of options out there, from group classes to one-on-one sessions, but how do you choose the right trainer for your pup? Below are three tips for choosing the right dog trainer: 1. Choose someone you connect with: The best dog trainers are not only good at working with canines, they’re also good at teaching and motivating their owners. Choose someone who communicates clearly with you and who you trust and…
  • Decoding Your Puppy’s Body Language

    VetDepot
    22 Jun 2015 | 2:17 pm
    From personality to play style, there’s a lot to get to know about your new puppy. To make things tougher, a puppy’s body language can sometimes be a little confusing to understand. Below are the explanations behind three common puppy behaviors: Teeth baring: Don’t mistake this behavior for an aggressive snarl. Sometimes, puppies show their teeth as a sign of submission. A snarl typically reveals the front canine teeth, while a grin of submission is more horizontal and creates little wrinkles at the corners of a puppy’s mouth. Bowing: If you’ve ever noticed your puppy pressing his…
  • Beware of these 5 Summertime Pet Poisons!

    VetDepot
    19 Jun 2015 | 1:59 pm
    Safety is a concern for pet owners year-round, but there are a few poison risks to be especially aware of this time of year. Keep your pet safe from these five summertime pet poisons: 1. Salt water: Dogs don’t know that ocean water is dangerous and may try to slurp up some of that salty H2O at the beach. Excessive salt intake can lead to stomach upset, reduced coordination, and even seizures and brain swelling. Keep your pet safe by bringing fresh water to the beach and offering it frequently. 2. Pool chemicals: Common pool chemicals, like chlorine and algaecides, are generally safe once…
  • 3 Cat Breeds that Actually Like Water!

    VetDepot
    18 Jun 2015 | 11:16 am
    It’s pretty widely known that most felines prefer land over water. However, there are a few cat breeds that actually like playing in puddles or even taking a bath. Below are three cat breeds that typically love a little H2O. 1. American Shorthair: It’s not uncommon for this popular cat breed to spill his water bowl or perch on the side of the tub. 2. Turkish Van: This breed tends to be fond of playing in shallow water, but that doesn’t mean they love bath time. Turkish Vans will often tolerate a bath, but would much rather play with a running faucet or toilet bowl water. 3. Bengal: This…
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    VitaHound

  • Healthy Cells Healthy Digestive System

    bigdog
    3 Jun 2015 | 9:52 pm
    Digestive health is shaped at the cellular level, specifically the function of the cells in the GI tracts mucosa lining. The various methodologies known to support cellular health include supplementing compounds into the diet that specifically nourish the targeted cells. Short chain fatty acids are the substrate source for compounds known to strengthen the function of SCFAs and dietary carbohydrates, specifically resistant starches and dietary fiber, are substrates for fermentation that produce SCFAs, primarily acetate, propionate, and butyrate, as end products. Butyrates are important as…
  • Canine Pancreas

    bigdog
    11 Mar 2015 | 9:34 pm
    The pancreas is a digestive organ in dog’s physiology, it is connected to the first section of the small intestine know as the duodenum by the pancreatic duct and to the bloodstream via a rich network of vessels. VitaHound’s research emphasizes the health of the dog’s digestive process and the pancreas is pivotal. The function of the pancreas is best considered by thinking about the two types of cell it contains: endocrine (hormones) and exocrine (enzymes). The endocrine part of the pancreas is made up of clusters of cells called islets of Langerhans, which in total contain…
  • Powerful Oral Care Applying Propolis

    bigdog
    30 Jan 2015 | 11:06 am
    Canine Oral Care Without Brushing Honey has been used as a natural wound healer and infection fighter since ancient times, and new research is showing that a specific type of honey from New Zealand — Manuka honey — may offer a wealth of additional healing benefits. Manuka honey is made by bees that feed off the flowers of the Manuka bush, a medicinal plant native to New Zealand. The natural compound known as propolis is a highly active substance derived from bees pollinating the Manuka plant. All honey contains varying degrees of hydrogen peroxide, which is formed when worker bees…
  • Color of Dog’s Tongue, Reveals Plenty

    Staff
    28 Dec 2014 | 8:29 pm
    Providing for your dog’s quality of life requires diagnosing their level of health absent their direct feedback. VitaHound’s staff has developed various techniques over the years that help owners answer how are you feeling? The dog’s tongue can be the first-line diagnostic tool in keeping them healthy and is very easy way to monitor their well-being. Changes in its appearance provide clues that may warn of health problems, and prompt you to look further for a complete diagnosis. The normal color of healthy tongue should be a deep pink. When hot, the tongue will normally be red due to…
  • Dog Treadmill

    bigdog
    4 Nov 2014 | 1:19 pm
    We had a booth next to the Dog Pacer people during a Phoenix Paws For A Wish event . The event was a 2 day happening and Dog Pacer had one of their treadmills setup for anyone’s dog to try out. The Dog Pacer rep had their own dog trotting on one of the machines and was really enjoying the exercise. However I fully expected any random dog that attempted to tryout the machine to act fairly nervous and uneasy. It was exactly the opposite the dogs took to the treadmill with eagerness and rather than attempting to jump off when the tread began moving the dogs instinctively kept pace as their…
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    Dog News

  • Dog Lost on Motorway Reunited with Owner

    Ryan O'Meara
    24 Jun 2015 | 9:31 am
    Lucky Lottie from Ynyslas near Aberystwyth is happier than a dog with two tails to be reunited with her family after she escaped her owner’s lead when stopped for a break travelling on the M4. Lottie, a 2 ½ year old Collie cross, had stopped off with her owner Aidan Hassan for the night at […]Dog Lost on Motorway Reunited with Owner is a post from: Dog News
  • Half of Brits Believe People Walking Dogs are Friendly

    Ryan O'Meara
    24 Jun 2015 | 7:25 am
    A new study by Direct Line Pet Insurance has revealed that more than half of British dog lovers think that someone walking a dog will be more friendly than the average person they meet while out on a walk. The research also revealed that almost half (46 per cent) of Brits think loving animals makes […]Half of Brits Believe People Walking Dogs are Friendly is a post from: Dog News
  • Yulin’s Dog Meat Festival Goes Ahead, British Charity Helps Lone Ranger Save Dogs Lives

    Ryan O'Meara
    24 Jun 2015 | 6:10 am
    Over 10,000 dogs have been shipped in for the fifth year running to Yulin for their Summer Solstice event – these dogs are mostly strays and stolen pets, old and infirm, as well as new born puppies together with cages of cats to be plunged live into boiling water, or brutally slaughtered in front of their […]Yulin’s Dog Meat Festival Goes Ahead, British Charity Helps Lone Ranger Save Dogs Lives is a post from: Dog News
  • Dog Leaps in Front of Bus to Save Blind Owner

    Ryan O'Meara
    10 Jun 2015 | 2:12 am
    A hero dog named Figo lept in front of his owner Audrey Stone to protect her from the mini-bus approaching them. The driver claims to have not seen the pair crossing the road but luckily Figo (real name Bigo) saw him and left his fur stuck to the front driver’s side wheel as a result. The eight year […]Dog Leaps in Front of Bus to Save Blind Owner is a post from: Dog News
  • Queen Guitarist Urges British MPs to Vote Against Animal Cruelty

    Ryan O'Meara
    8 Jun 2015 | 7:52 am
    Queen guitarist and animal advocate Brian May has joined the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) speaking out and opposing controversial plans to build a facility in Yorkshire to breed Beagle dogs for experiments. Making an urgent appeal to Secretary of State Greg Clark who has final say over the plans, May said “There is no justification for […]Queen Guitarist Urges British MPs to Vote Against Animal Cruelty is a post from: Dog News
 
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    Animal Friends » Blog

  • Most Trusted Pet Insurance Provider 2015

    Elena Barnard
    23 Jun 2015 | 3:13 am
    We’re delighted to announce that we were named Most Trusted Pet Insurance Provider 2015 by Moneywise! The Moneywise awards were judged based on the feedback from a survey taken by thousands of consumers. Following the survey results all eligible financial services companies were assigned a star rating, and Animal Friends scored 4.7 out of a possible five, which we’re really proud of! This is not the first award Animal Friends has won this year. We also won Moneynet’s Pet Insurance Provider of the Year 2015 and not one, not two, Read More » The post Most Trusted Pet Insurance…
  • Best Friends Day 2015

    Elena Barnard
    8 Jun 2015 | 3:09 am
    Dogs have been known as “man’s best friend” for around 150 years, but it seems that, of late, we’ve been treating our pets more like our children than our companions. How much truth is in this idea, and how does it affect the way we treat our four-legged pals? An article published at the end of last year declared that young women in the US are “replacing” babies with dogs. They jumped to this conclusion by citing separate studies; one showed that fewer women between the ages of 16 and Read More » The post Best Friends Day 2015 appeared first on Animal Friends.
  • Why Are Vet Bills So High?

    Elena Barnard
    2 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
    It has been revealed by LDF that vet bills last year totalled a whopping £1.36 billion, more than double the sum paid in 2010. This is despite the fact that the number of pets has remained steady at 65 million. So, if we have the same number of pets, how come we’re paying more than twice as much to vets? Part of the reason is that, while the overall pet population hasn’t changed, the pets we own are changing. While in 2010 there was no real population divide between dogs Read More » The post Why Are Vet Bills So High? appeared first on Animal Friends.
  • Pets and Phobias

    Elena Barnard
    21 May 2015 | 8:20 am
    If you’ve ever seen your pet act strangely or shy away from a non-threatening object you may have just passed it off as a funny five minutes. However, if you see them repeat this behaviour, or they seem fearful in the same situation, they may have a phobia. I have a dog of my own, named Buffy, who is terrified of daffodils. She can’t stand the smell and will not walk on routes that bypass daffodils, which is a little difficult in springtime! This may seem like a random fear, Read More » The post Pets and Phobias appeared first on Animal Friends.
  • The Perfect Pet for Children

    Elena Barnard
    21 May 2015 | 8:14 am
    For those of us with both pets and children in the same household, it can be utterly joyful to watch their interactions. Many people wonder what pet is most compatible with a family with children, and there are a number of factors to consider. Small pets Many people considers small pets, like rats, guinea pigs, hamsters and rabbits, to be good “starter pets” for children. They are usually more convenient, as they take up less space and require a little less attention than a larger animal. Guinea pigs and rabbits Read More » The post The Perfect Pet for Children appeared first on…
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    The Chronicles of Cardigan

  • Epic, Classic Cardigan: Did you know I wrote a pet-parody of Bohemian Rhapsody AND Wayne's World? Here it is.

    Elizabeth Keene
    9 Jun 2015 | 2:50 pm
    I will never forget that sunny Saturday afternoon - sitting at my kitchen table - when I finished writing these lyrics. They had been days and countless re-writes in the making, and before that, the cause of MONTHS of angst-producing thought-percolation in my head.When the last word was on paper (I wrote the whole thing long-hand), I just remember dropping my pen, running to find my husband and reading him the whole silly song. While at the same time, trying - in my quiet voice - to keep the lyrics' emotion and emphasis true to Mercury's original (wasn't even close, but that's OK).My…
  • (Besides the Obvious) 5 Reasons I'm Happy to to Be Home From the BlogPaws Conference

    Elizabeth Keene
    4 Jun 2015 | 7:50 pm
    For the most part, conferences (especially when they're in popular vacation spots, like Las Vegas and Nashville, for example) are fun. So much fun, in fact, that I need about three days to recover after returning home. (Note: Recover = sleep and minimal mental exertion = for example, {to child} "No, I can't drive you to X place at 8 a.m." and {to husband} "Sorry, but am I going to have to actually get up, get dressed and talk to the irrigation people when they get here? Or will they just remember what you told them on the phone, do all the work and leave quietly?")The good news is that…
  • Tacky Cardigan With Words on It: Common Sayings Taken the Wrong Way: Pet Peeve

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

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

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

  • Tama, Japan's Feline Stationmaster, Says Sayonara

    Laurie Kay Olson
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:58 pm
    Sad news came out of Japan this week that Tama, the feline stationmaster for the Wakayama Electric Railway's Kishi station has passed away. The calico cat had taken up the post after it was noticed how much the little stray enjoyed meeting people who arrived at the station. Making her stationmaster saved the financially strapped Kishigawa Line from being closed. #pets #animals
  • Quasi Modo -- The World's Ugliest Dog 2015

    Laurie Kay Olson
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:15 am
    If beauty is in the eye of the beholder then so is ugly. A panel of three judges at the 27th World's Ugliest Dog contest in Petaluma, California got together on Friday and declared Quasi Modo, a Pit Bull/Dutch Shepherd mix, the ugliest dog in the world. She beat out 25 other dogs for the title and took home $1,500 in prize money and a huge trophy. #pets #animals
  • Same-Sex Unions In Animal Kingdom Set A Precedent 560 Million Years Ago

    Ron Callari
    28 Jun 2015 | 11:52 am
    While it just took 9 judges (with a 5-4 vote) to deliberate on the historic decision allowing same-sex marriages in the United States, there’s been no need for such formality in the animal kingdom. In fact, homosexual behavior in the animal kingdom has been around since our co-inhabitants first walked the Earth some 560 million years ago. #pets #animals
  • Make It A Safe ‘Inde-Pet-Dance’ Day this 4th

    Ron Callari
    27 Jun 2015 | 2:26 pm
    The 4th of July is a day of celebration for U.S. citizens throughout all 50 states. Participating in America’s birthday includes picnicking, family get-togethers, hot dogs, libations . . . all culminating with a festive evening of fireworks and light shows. For humans the grand ole flag means a grand ole time . . . for our pets however . . . not so much. #pets #animals
  • Give Your Koi A New View Of The World

    Laurie Kay Olson
    26 Jun 2015 | 7:16 am
    Many landscape gardeners find that adding a healthy pond full of living fish is the ultimate focal point of a spectacular outdoor living space. The large fish -- like koi -- may not find living in a small water feature quite so exciting. You can consider adding floating dome that would allow your fish to have a larger view of the outside world -- and you. #pets #animals
 
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    Wag The Dog UK

  • A Snappy Photo Book By Printrbook Review

    Maggie
    27 Jun 2015 | 5:04 am
    Maggie Love photo? Love little books? Do you have some amazing snaps on your Facebook page or Instagram feed? We’ll if you’re wagging your tail with a yes, let me introduce you to a global company that combines all the things you love. We were lucky enough to try out one of their photo books and thought a Printrbook Review and discount code for my readers was in order! Printrbook is an online company that transforms your best photos from Facebook and Instagram and turns them into hand pocket memories, perfect for sharing. It’s an adorable way to capture your special moments…
  • My 5 Great Dog Friendly Things To Do In Cornwall [part 3]

    Maggie
    26 Jun 2015 | 5:43 am
    Maggie Cornwall is just full of dog friendly places where you can eat, play and sleep.  With its outstanding scenery of charming villages, coastal, woodland and rural places to explore and enjoy. You can make it a packed full getaway of doggy bliss and it’s the perfect place to escape to this summer. Cornwall is brimming with dog friendly pubs, tea rooms, cafes, and restaurants too just waiting to greet both of you at the door. My two day getaway was just packed full of dog wag n’ fun and I can’t wait to visit again soon. Check out some of my favourite spots and if you know…
  • Puppy Love? Simple Ways To Love Your Puppy

    Guest Author
    24 Jun 2015 | 1:17 pm
    Guest Author When you have a new puppy, all you want to do is shower him with attention and warmth to ensure that your puppy bond starts to grow. People try to win the heart of their puppies by throwing buckets of affection and love, when all they really need is a little common sense and a dose of puppy love. The majority of people fail to understand what they can do best to make their puppies fall head over paw in love with them. Here’s what you can do to create long lasting friendship with these loyal companions: Puppy Love Spend time with him: Spending time together means a lot to your…
  • Let’s Help Dash Find His Forever Home

    Guest Author
    18 Jun 2015 | 6:38 am
    Guest Author This is Dash. He is a happy six month old puppy living on the beach in Albania. A beach life sounds great, right? Unfortunately, Albania is very unkind to stray dogs. Dash has to eat food from the dumpsters and he struggles to find fresh water during the hot summer days. On top of that, he also suffers random violence expressed from vexed or bored villagers.   Dash disappeared a few weeks ago and when we went out looking for him, we found him hiding in the grass, unable to walk. One of the villagers had beaten him so badly that he broke his leg. Poor Dash was left to cower…
  • Be Prepared – Bringing Your New Pup Home Today

    Guest Author
    17 Jun 2015 | 3:28 am
    Guest Author Finally the big day arrived and my two over-excited young boys and I went to collect Holly from her breeder. Having not had a dog in the house for over a month I could not wait to bring her home. It had been such a long time since I had had a puppy, a refresher course was definitely in order! I previously covered the top ten things to know in the first fortnight with your puppy, so let’s look at what you’ll need to prepare before the bundle of fluff comes barrelling into your home – and what you’ll need to remember after they arrive. What you’ll need to prepare before…
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  • Tama, Japan's Feline Stationmaster, Says Sayonara

    Laurie Kay Olson
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:58 pm
    Sad news came out of Japan this week that Tama, the feline stationmaster for the Wakayama Electric Railway's Kishi station has passed away. The calico cat had taken up the post after it was noticed how much the little stray enjoyed meeting people who arrived at the station. Making her stationmaster saved the financially strapped Kishigawa Line from being closed. #pets #animals
  • Make Your Cat Toasty With A Moggy Jolly Bamboo Radiator Bed

    Kitty Devine
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:17 am
    Cats love being nice and toasty warm. With the Jolly Moggy Bamboo Radiator Bed they can be warm and cozy all year 'round. #pets #animals
  • Quasi Modo -- The World's Ugliest Dog 2015

    Laurie Kay Olson
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:15 am
    If beauty is in the eye of the beholder then so is ugly. A panel of three judges at the 27th World's Ugliest Dog contest in Petaluma, California got together on Friday and declared Quasi Modo, a Pit Bull/Dutch Shepherd mix, the ugliest dog in the world. She beat out 25 other dogs for the title and took home $1,500 in prize money and a huge trophy. #pets #animals
  • PetsLady's Pick: Funny Driving Doggie Of The Day

    Laurie Kay Olson
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:26 am
    Ifs I didn't comes along to do ther driving Mom woulds never find ther dog park! #pets #animals
  • Egad! The Happy Snail Animal Video Of The Day!!!

    John P. Barker
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:50 am
    Okay.... while this not be my ideal notion of a pet, he sure looks like he's having fun.  Apparently even snails need rubbins. #pets #animals
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    PET-Happy.com

  • How to keep cats from eating house plants

    Maris Munkevics &#38; Signe Munkevica
    26 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    This spring, we decided to grow lettuce and dill in our windowsill. What a good intention! We sowed the seeds with our kids’ help, and we all were excited about the prospects. We were even more excited when the first green heads popped out of the black soil. Our joy, however, ended there. Our cats ate them. Keeping indoor plants with a cat in the same house is not always easy. Some cats eat the plants down to the soil, whereas others nibble on the leaves excessively, making a mess of your intended beautiful indoor garden. In this article, you’ll learn how you can keep your cat…
  • Do male cats go into heat?

    Maris Munkevics &#38; Signe Munkevica
    22 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    How to calm a male cat during mating season Though male cats do not experience a ‘heat cycle,’ the question of how to calm “a male cat in heat” is one vets answer frequently. (In fact, this is actually a misuse of the term ‘in heat’ but fine enough for everyday conversation.) Again, male cats do not go into heat, but often a ‘tom’s’ behavior can make him seem like an insatiable maniac. When it happens, usually Mr. Fluffy loses his cool because a nearby female cat is in heat. The real question, though, isn’t why male cats get frisky,…
  • How to help your cat and dog get along

    Maris Munkevics &#38; Signe Munkevica
    18 Jun 2015 | 11:00 am
    For a long time, it has been generally accepted that cats and dogs naturally don’t get along well. And there is no smoke without fire. Even if your dog is not at all aggressive, his or her active approach to greeting and “hugging” may be too much for your cat to take. This may end either in the cat being chased into the corner or under the bed or with your dog’s nose scratched. But can it be the other way round? Can cats and dogs become friends? Of course. There is no doubt that dogs and cats can become friends; otherwise  we wouldn’t have the Internet flooded with pics of…
  • List of most common cat behavior problems and their solutions

    Maris Munkevics &#38; Signe Munkevica
    4 Jun 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Cat behavior problems are the most probable threat to loving relationship between you and your cat. Luckily, you have the power to control them! Below you will find a list of the most common behavioral problems, from litter box avoidance to biting and scratching during play, as well as solutions to these problems. Unruly cat behaviors Prevent your cat from scratching furniture Keep a cat from jumping onto a kitchen counter Stop your cat from waking you at night Stop your cat from meowing constantly Keep a cat from eating your house plants Stop your cat from stealing food…
  • How to stop your cat from scratching furniture

    Maris Munkevics &#38; Signe Munkevica
    2 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Is your cat scratching your furniture and trying to use his or her claws on anything but a scratching post? Couch, carpet, wallpaper, everything gets destroyed in minutes. When you get a new piece of expensive furniture, it’s most likely that your cat will want to scratch it. Is there any way to stop it? Of course there is. In this article, you are going to learn how to stop your cat from scratching furniture, walls, and carpets, without punishing, declawing, or getting rid of your cat. IMPORTANT: Scratching is NOT an expression of dislike toward you or your furniture. Scratching is a…
 
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    Pets4Homes

  • The differences between parvovirus and canine distemper

    29 Jun 2015 | 6:53 am
    Both canine distemper and the parvovirus are serious health conditions, and are the two most commonly diagnosed systemic viral conditions in the dog. It can be a challenge for the dog owner to tell which condition their dog is suffering from and how serious the illness is, and there are several symptoms that are common to both conditions, making identification harder. In this article,...
  • Would Your Horse Benefit from Electrolytes?

    29 Jun 2015 | 2:55 am
    Not all horses need to be given electrolytes, but some do benefit from being given them especially if they are in hard or intensive work. The average riding horse can replenish electrolyte levels themselves when fed a balanced diet that consists of good grazing, top quality hay, ample access to fresh water and a salt block, but if they are competing, the chances ...
  • Coping with a Dog's Fear of Strangers

    29 Jun 2015 | 2:51 am
    If you share you home with a loving pooch and one that cannot wait to say hello to you and the family as soon as you get home, but they recoil in terror whenever a stranger comes to the door, it can be quite stressful and frightening not only for your canine companion, but for everyone else too. Lots of things can frighten an already nervous dog whether...
  • Do Horses Get Enough Vitamin D When Rugged Up?

    29 Jun 2015 | 2:49 am
    These days, horses commonly have a lot of rugs in their wardrobes. There are rugs for when the weather is super cold, rugs with high necks, low necks, summer sheets, fly sheets, indoor fleeces, outdoor rugs as well as show sheets and a lot more to boot. It would be fair to say that horses have at least 4 to 6 rugs which their owners use on them at different times of the year whether they are tu...
  • Adrenal Disease in Ferrets Explained

    29 Jun 2015 | 2:46 am
    Sharing a home with a ferret or two can be very entertaining. They are lovely, playful creatures and real clowns of the animal world. There nothing ferrets enjoy more than chasing a toy across a room or diving under a sofa cushion to hide themselves away ready to attack when you least expect it. ...
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    Dog With Blog

  • And then said the dog

    Abhishek Joshi
    19 Jun 2015 | 3:55 am
    Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - The world as the dogs sees it. And then said the dog, When was it that you ceased to believe in Tooth fairy and Santa Claus and words and love and the sweet hereafter? I have no words that ask of you to believe all over again but maybe I am the crossword and you, all my clues. Connect with Dog with Blog on Facebook Twitter  G+  Instagram The post And then said the dog appeared first on Dog With Blog.
  • Weight of words

    Abhishek Joshi
    14 Jun 2015 | 10:57 am
    Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - The world as the dogs sees it. A dog never answers “I love you” by repeating it back Yet he means it more than any language and all lovers. Connect with Dog with Blog on Facebook Twitter  G+  Instagram The post Weight of words appeared first on Dog With Blog.
  • Hanoi waits for you

    Abhishek Joshi
    1 Jun 2015 | 11:13 pm
    Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - The world as the dogs sees it. How do you write about Hanoi? Shall one begin with the sights – Crimson flags and city contours or the smells – Durians and Dragon fruits? Or perhaps with the overcast impression that this capital paints, that of waiting without being in transit. What does Hanoi wait for? Hanoi means “the city in the bend of … Continue reading Hanoi waits for you → The post Hanoi waits for you appeared first on Dog With Blog.
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    Hannah the Pet Society

  • 5 Tips for Take Your Dog to Work Day!

    The Hannah Team
    24 Jun 2015 | 10:32 am
    Pack some kibble, grab a leash and create a comfy spot under your desk, because this Friday is Take Your Dog to Work Day! Now in its 17th year, TYDTWDay is an annual event sponsored by Pet Sitters International. It was created to celebrate dogs and to promote adoption. Hannah participates — every day!   The ability to bring our Pets to work is one of the perks of being a Hannah Team Member. This allows our Pets to interact and socialize with hundreds of other Pets and people every week. Because we are experts in animal behavior and training, visiting one of our Health & Education…
  • Happy Tails! How to Have a Great Road Trip with Your Dog

    The Hannah Team
    10 Jun 2015 | 10:21 am
    School’s out! And that means the first day of summer is almost here. What better way to spend those lazy, hazy, crazy days than on a road trip? Whether it’s a weekend at a campsite or a pilgrimage to some famous national park, a long drive is a great way to bond with your kids, and the family fur-face. Here is how to make sure your Happy Trails includes Happy Tails. Be sure to bring a copy of your dog’s vaccination records, especially proof that the rabies shot is current. You’ll likely need to show these records at a hotel, boarding facility or doggie daycare. Collar,…
  • Knee Surgery Gives Kona a New Lease on Life

    The Hannah Team
    10 Jun 2015 | 9:47 am
    Matt Davis has a unique relationship with Hannah. He is the director of Employee Benefits for RiskPoint Insurance Advisors and Hannah is one of his clients. “When I started working with Hannah, I thought the program sounded pretty cool. I already had a dog, and I talked about becoming a member,” he said. “I never did anything about it, and a few months later, Kona blew out her knee. “We found out it would cost about $5,500 to get it fixed. That’s a lot of money, and we were agonizing over the decision. Meanwhile, the dog is hobbling around. It’s not a…
  • Monty vs Rat Poison: Hannah saves his life

    The Hannah Team
    3 Jun 2015 | 9:22 am
    My dog is young and has always been healthy. About two years ago he ingested rat poison and only because I had access to round-the-clock medical care was this very serious situation noticed. If I hadn’t had been a Hannah member I would have put off taking my boy to the vet for one more day. Like so many dog owners, I was “hoping” the problem would go away on its own. Had I waited, it might have been too late to save Monty’s life. Thank God Monty is a Hannah dog. He required blood transfusions and several nights in the hospital, and…and…and…you get…
  • Couch or Scratching Post? 3 Ways to Stop Cat Scratch Fever

    The Hannah Team
    3 Jun 2015 | 9:09 am
    Rare is the cat parent who has furniture that is unscratched and unscathed.  In fact, some have simply given up on that old sofa with the shredded arm and decided it now belongs to the cat! Addressing cat behavior at a young age can help Pet parents avoid much of the destruction that can occur when scratching and other unwanted habits go unchecked.  If you have a cat enrolled in our Total Lifetime Care program, you can call for behavioral support 24-hours a day. Here are a few other ideas to try: First, before bringing a cat home, or at least when he or she is still young, invest in a…
 
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    Two Little Cavaliers

  • Looking Back at BlogPaws VIP Events

    Felissa Elfenbein
    24 Jun 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Looking Back at BlogPaws VIP Events Looking Back at BlogPaws VIP Events Every year at BlogPaws there are Sponsors that look to meet BlogPaws Community members in a more intimate setting. This year that was during VIP Breakfast, Brunch, and Lunch on various days during the Conference. While I wasn’t personally invited to all of the VIP Events I sat in […] Two Little Cavaliers - Helping Dog Owners and their Dogs Live the Life They Deserve
  • Inspire Us Tuesdays – 25 Iced Tea Recipes

    Felissa Elfenbein
    22 Jun 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Inspire Us Tuesdays – 25 Iced Tea Recipes 25 Iced Tea Recipes Summer is here in full force. Hot and humid 95 degrees. Everyone is in need of some relaxation and a way to cool off. Here in the South that means Sweet Tea! It is a staple of our lives and in my opinion a food group all in of itself. It […] Two Little Cavaliers - Helping Dog Owners and their Dogs Live the Life They Deserve
  • Best Homemade Dog Treat Recipes

    Felissa Elfenbein
    21 Jun 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Best Homemade Dog Treat Recipes The Best Homemade Dog Treat Recipes All In One Place! Homemade dog treat recipes can be simple (like our 3 ingredient treats), or a little more complicated (like a baked vegetable-filled dog biscuit), but either way they are delicious and even if your family bans you from the kitchen you will find recipes that you […] Two Little Cavaliers - Helping Dog Owners and their Dogs Live the Life They Deserve
  • Puppyhood Website The Go To Resource For Puppy Owners

    Felissa Elfenbein
    18 Jun 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Puppyhood Website The Go To Resource For Puppy Owners This post is sponsored by Purina Puppy Chow. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Puppyhood.com, but Two Little Cavaliers only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. All opinions expressed are our own. What is Puppyhood.com? Puppyhood.com is a new website from Purina Puppy Chow that serves as a […] Two Little Cavaliers - Helping Dog Owners and their Dogs Live the Life They Deserve
  • Inspire Us Tuesdays – DIY Party

    Felissa Elfenbein
    16 Jun 2015 | 3:58 am
    Inspire Us Tuesdays – DIY Party Inspire Us Tuesdays – DIY Party Welcome Back to Inspire Us Tuesday! We are tail wagging happy to see you are back this week to share your fantastic ideas, recipes and creations with us again! It would mean so much to us if you could take a moment to tell your friends about our party […] Two Little Cavaliers - Helping Dog Owners and their Dogs Live the Life They Deserve
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    K9 Instinct - Dog Nutritionist in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. K9 Instinct Blog! Dog Nutrition consultations online! - Blog

  • Halo Lights LED Dog Collars - Product Review

    8 Jun 2015 | 9:36 am
    HALO LIGHTS: The Brightest LED Dog Collars! WEBSITE: http://www.halolightsusa.com/FACEBOOK PAGE:  https://www.facebook.com/HaloLights I received two of the Halo Lights LED dog collars in exchange for an honest review, one of each series (L and S). I received one of the L-series collars in frosted black (as shown in the image to the left of my boy Hunter wearing it) and one of the S-series in rose pink for my girl Zenna.  In order to properly review these collars, I used them for walks in the day and during the night. I also took both of my dogs out at night for several run and play…
  • Homemade Grain Free Apple and Cheddar Pupcake Recipe

    27 May 2015 | 12:46 pm
    In honor of my German Shepherd Hunter's 4th Birthday, I decided to come up with a savory grain free pupcake recipe for dogs that love cheese as much as my dog does. This recipe is healthy, wholesome and full of delicious cheesy flavor. This recipe uses natural ingredients and no preservatives. It is the perfect pupcake for any dog-related birthday or celebration!This pupcake recipe is grain free, using a mix of coconut flour and arrowroot flour! You will also need applesauce, cottage cheese, cream cheese, yogurt, cheddar cheese and a touch of honey! PUPCAKES1/2 cup of coconut flour 1/2…
  • Collars by Riley - Product Review (Unique, hand-made leather dog collars)

    4 Mar 2015 | 8:43 am
    Collars by Riley is an amazing small business that creates custom hand tooled and painted leather dog collars. Made from high quality leather and solid brass hardware, these impressive works of art make the perfect accessory for the dog you love!I was fortunate enough to receive a custom, hand made leather collar from Collars by Riley in exchange for an honest review, and I was more than pleased with the product I received. This wasn't just a product I received at random, after seeing one of these collars in person and viewing all of the images on their Facebook page - I knew I had to have…
  • Grain free and Egg free Homemade Coconut and Pear Dog Cookie Recipe

    26 Jan 2015 | 1:11 pm
    A healthy, nutritious homemade coconut and pear dog cookie recipe that is grain free and egg free, making it ideal for dogs with allergies or food sensitivities!Coconut flour is grain and gluten free and is a healthy, low carbohydrate alternative to bleached grain flour. Coconut flour is especially good for helping to improve the skin and coat. Coconut oil is a healthy, easily digestible oil that helps improve the skin and coat condition! Raw, local honey is also great for dogs with allergies and adds a healthy sweetness to the treat! Lastly, this recipe uses pear puree (or baby food) as a…
  • The Benefits of Hemp Seed Oil for Dogs!

    21 Jan 2015 | 10:07 am
    What is hemp seed oil and how does it benefit my dog? It is an exceptionally rich oil high in essential omega fatty acids and proteins, it has a nutty flavor and is deep green in color. The oil does not contain any detectable Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC - Hemp is NOT marijuana). The green color in hemp seed oil is a result of the high level of chlorophyll which is naturally present in the seeds. Chlorophyll is also highly beneficial to dogs. Hemp seed oil is considered to be one of the most nutritional oils available and is easily digestible in its raw state. It contains less than 10%…
 
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    The Dogs of Vancouver

  • Release the Hounds: West Vancouver, BC

    Syv Ritch
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    These four Huskies are at the back of a station wagon. They are anxious to be get going and play at the beach, but they have to wait and wait… Release the Hounds: West Vancouver, BC This guy person is a professional dog walker. Were these huskies his dogs? I don’t know, he was too busy and I didn’t want all these huskies to come and ‘assault’ my own dog by swarming him to sniff him.
  • Socks: Vancouver Downtown Eastside

    Syv Ritch
    26 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    Socks is not very happy and she’s giving me the evil look. Socks: Vancouver Downtown Eastside I’m bugging her while she is being tortured! One person is holding her very tight, another person is cutting her nails and I’m taking this photo trying eliminate everything else from the background. There’s only so much a cat can put it with.
  • Prancing Around: Ambleside Park — West Vancouver, BC

    Syv Ritch
    25 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    She was running around and making sure that she wasn’t listening to anybody. I like how the tail wags. Standard Poodle Prancing Around: Ambleside Park — West Vancouver, BC I’ve always wondered why people groom and shave their dog but leave the tail with the full set of hair? All the dirt, branches and twigs… get caught in the tail.
  • Men in Black, aka The Pugs: Vancouver, BC

    Syv Ritch
    24 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    Pugs have become very popular in the last 20 years. But that’s only since 1997, when Frank the Pug appeared in the movie Men in Black in 1997. Men in Black, aka The Pugs: Vancouver, BC Before that there were very few Pugs, especially in North America. Then, most people didn’t like the bulbous eyes. Now? It’s a different story. Many people have realized that theses dogs can be live very well as apartment and city dogs. They don’t need big spaces and are very adaptable to city life.
  • Afraid of the Camera: Vancouver, BC

    Syv Ritch
    22 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    This Golden Retriever puppy was outgoing, jumping around, looking at me and at my dog. I pull the camera than is dangling from my shoulder and he sits, turns his head away and no matter what he refuses to look at me when I take his photo. Afraid of the Camera: Vancouver, BC With the camera, actually the lens, I get transformed from a person, something he can deal with, to a huge monster since I have such a big eye, aka the lens. And that he shouldn’t ‘mess with’.
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    Dog Grooming Courses & Supplies Online » Dog Grooming Courses & Supplies Online

  • Reviewing the Best Electric Dog Grooming Tables for Groomers

    Jan
    9 Jun 2015 | 9:38 pm
    If you are a dog groomer, then finding the right grooming table, for your salon,can make all the difference to your business. Not only that, the right table can make an immense difference to your back health. The more comfortable you are, the less strain on your back and the better experience you can provide […]Reviewing the Best Electric Dog Grooming Tables for Groomers is a post from: Dog Grooming Courses Online
  • How To Groom a Golden Retriever at Home

    Jan
    8 Jun 2015 | 12:48 am
    Learning how to groom a Golden Retriever at home has many benefits.  Not only does your dog feel calmer and safer being groomed by you in familiar surroundings, but there is no need for a lengthy salon stay. DIY grooming also helps to forge a special bond between you and your dog. Of course it […]How To Groom a Golden Retriever at Home is a post from: Dog Grooming Courses Online
  • Best Dog Clippers For Poodles: Top Tools for Poodle Grooming

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

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

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

  • Beagles to sniff out bedbugs at Wausau Office

    Lexie
    6 Jun 2015 | 4:14 pm
    One of the best things about beagles is their ability to sniff out bed bugs. They can be trained to find bed bugs. Ever stay at a hotel? I am sure you have. There is a growing problem in the U.S. These little hounds have more scent detectors than us. They can find bed bug parasites in hotels, and homes. The following news article will show you how these little hounds , can find these nasty pests. At the Wausau Conference Center these little hounds found bed bugs on the third floor. Thanks to special scent training, these hounds found theses pests. WausauDailyHerald.com Reports: The bugs were…
  • Heartbroken Beagle Harry waits beagle brother to come home

    Lexie
    31 Dec 2014 | 10:57 am
    Harry and Hansum, Photo Credit Let’s Find Hansum Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/letsfindhansum Owner Julie Evans was walking her beagles Harry, and his brother Hansum. She let both beagles go off leash, Harry returned, but his brother Hansum went missing. Harry and Hansum both come from the same litter. They are very close, and enjoy playing together. Harry has been missing his brother dearly. For seven months he would wait outside his home, waiting for his brother to come home. His owner Julie Evans created a Facebook page, to help find Harry’s brother Hansum. They have a…
  • Tempe Beagle Alerts Family To House Fire

    Lexie
    30 Dec 2014 | 4:23 pm
    Bj the beagle is a hero to his family. His owners were in a deep sleep as the fire detector went off. Their beagle was persistent, and woke them up. The fire had spread to the roof, and beagles have strong scent detectors. This beagle, wouldn’t give up, until his owners woke up, and got out of the house. Thanks to Bj’s love for his family, they got out safely and unharmed. I know Santa put Bj on the nice list, and gave him something extra special under the tree. Article link Here The post Tempe Beagle Alerts Family To House Fire appeared first on Beagle Daily.
 
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    About Doggies

  • Can Dogs Eat Almond Butter?

    About Doggies
    7 Jun 2015 | 2:22 am
    Can dogs eat almond butter? If you find yourself wondering whether it would be safe for your dog to eat almond butter, then know that almond butter, just like peanut butter, is safe for dogs in moderate quantities. In fact, almond butter might even be better for your dog than peanut butter. Almond Butter Is Better for Dogs than Peanut... Read more →
  • Can Dogs Eat Cheesecake?

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

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

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

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

  • Assembling a First Aid Kit for your Labrador

    Lucy
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:15 am
    Today’s article is by Stacey Kalinnikova, BVetTech You never know when an accident will happen. It is important to be prepared with a pet first aid kit at home in case of any animal emergencies. A smaller version can be kept in your car for outings with your Labrador. Items can be stored in a small plastic container and should be restocked if they get used or expire. Below are some suggestions of items to include in your Labrador’s first aid kit: First aid guide and CPR instructions It’s great to have all the supplies set and ready, but first you’ll need to know what to do with…
  • The Labrador Site is Changing!

    Pippa
    28 Jun 2015 | 4:45 am
    If you have dropped into The Labrador Site this weekend, you may have wondered if you’d hit the wrong button!  Everything looks very different. Our Labrador website is having some serious birthday pampering.  We’re four years old, and things were starting to look a bit dated. Most importantly, our archives are so big now, that people were often struggling to find the information they needed.  So here is what we have done What’s new The home page of the website is no longer taken up with a single article from our blog, instead, the blog stream is tucked away inside the site and the…
  • 9 Wonderful Ways to Tire Out your Labrador

    Lucy
    25 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Today’s article has been provided by Lucy Easton. Labradors are the most popular breed of dog in the UK and the USA today. And anyone who has spent five minutes with one of these wonderful animals can give you a truck load of reasons why. But sometimes the things that make them loveable are also a little bit wearing or even inconvenient! Perhaps surprisingly, even the most devoted Labrador ‘parents’ sometimes tell us that they would love just a bit more down time at the end of the day. Ideally we want our lively Labs to enhance the fun of active daily life, then provide a…
  • Great Chew Toys Your Labrador Will Love

    Lucy
    22 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Today’s article is by guest writer Francesca M. Marinaro. Anyone who owns a Labrador Retriever knows the trials and tribulations of vigorous chewing. If you don’t nail it down, your Labrador Retriever will put it in his mouth. You might wonder why Labradors have this tendency, and the answer is simple. They were bred to be retrievers, and since they retrieve with their mouths, this explains their habit of chewing and carrying objects around between their teeth. While finding chew toys can help to discourage destructive chewing, Labrador Retrievers will often destroy even the most…
  • Labrador breeders: how to find a good one.

    Pippa
    21 Jun 2015 | 10:51 am
    The Labrador is the most popular dog in the United Kingdom. As a result, Labrador breeders are not hard to find. But how do you know when you have found a really good one? What makes a good breeder? Many people are now aware that they should not buy Labrador puppies from pet shops and that they should avoid puppy farmers. But that still leaves a lot of breeders to choose from. A good breeder has several defining features.  All good dog breeders will do the following: Take great care of their animals Health test their breeding stock Provide information and follow up care for their puppy…
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    TheDogTrainingSecret.com

  • Hot Weather Doggy Hacks You Need to Know!

    Minette
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:51 am
    If your Dog’s Tongue is “too long” take Note! I was sitting here just the other day, wondering what to write about (it isn’t always easy to come up with topics for twice weekly publishing) and I was thinking it wasn’t long ago that I was writing an article on cold weather dog hacks! Who else has thought of throwing down a tarp the night before a snow storm so you can just peel it up the next day for your dog to have a path in the snow 😉 So I realized it was time for a hot weather dog hacks article! First of all, most of this article will focus on the dangers of warm…
  • Weighing in on the Malinois or “MAX” Controversy

    Minette
    18 Jun 2015 | 10:47 am
    Malinois Puppies BITE As the new movie MAX gets ready to come out, I have mixed feelings. I used to get excited every time I saw a Malinois on TV or in film. Then it started happening more regularly. Person of Interest regularly shows a Malinois, and it worries me as people on the street ask if mine are “Malin-noise” like the one on TV.  Then they proceed to tell me how they want one… First thing’s first if you can’t say “Malin-wa” and pronounce it correctly, then perhaps you shouldn’t be looking into a Malinois. The same thing happened to Dalmatian’s after 101 Dalmatians…
  • Establishing a Safe Place For Your Dog, Preparing for Thunder and Fireworks

    Minette
    16 Jun 2015 | 3:39 pm
    Beagle dog on bed close-up In some instances, we can’t always protect our dogs from fears that might come into the house. The sounds of people, vehicles, thunder and even gun shots can permeate our walls and invade our dog’s homes. And, when you have a dog that suffers from noise fears, or other fears that may exist in the house (think vacuum) then it is critical to build a safe haven for your dog to go when he feels stress. I had dogs that were bomb proof. But as one of my dogs got older, somehow he developed meningitis. The fact that his brain was swollen made normal noises like gun…
  • How To Create (and Deal with) Separation Anxiety

    Minette
    11 Jun 2015 | 7:01 pm
    naughty playful puppy dog after biting a pillow tired of hard work We tend to be a very busy society!  As I have said before, computers, jobs, smart phones, family, sports and many other things take time away from our dogs and our pets. 20 years ago people spent much more time at home. Also, 20 years ago more people chose to have families. Today, I think more and more couples are opting out of two legged children and opting into four legged children. Let me first say, I think this is fine and a personal choice; heck I am in this very demographic.  I have three furry children and no, well……
  • My Dog is in Charge

    Minette
    8 Jun 2015 | 2:14 pm
    Branch Manager Yes, I did say my dog is in charge. And, yes, I mostly mean it! I’m not willing to ear pinch, shock, prong, smack or otherwise force my dogs to do anything. I prefer to use my mind, over my body. I am pretty sure this will ensure my ability to love and handle large dogs far into my senior years, because I won’t need to physically manipulate them. It also means I am more capable of handling seriously aggressive dogs. Recently Our First Place Protection Trophy Recently I saw a post from a famous dog trainer, who I won’t plug here, who is known for positive reinforcement…
 
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  • Unleashing Energy: 10 Fun Games to Play With Your Labrador

    Andra Mircioiu
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:13 pm
    In this article, we’ve rounded up 10 of the best games you can play with your Lab at any age. And remember, you don’t need to invest a lot of money into creating a full-blown agility course in your backyard or take up duck hunting on the weekends—all it takes is a bit of your time every day to have a happy, healthy dog. [Click to continue...] The post Unleashing Energy: 10 Fun Games to Play With Your Labrador appeared first on LabradorTrainingHQ.
  • The Best Dog Treats For Training Puppies Or Dogs

    Jodie Clements
    18 Jun 2015 | 4:21 pm
    Whether you've got a brand new puppy to train or you want to refine your older dog's behavior, treats are a brilliantly useful reinforcement tool to use during training. Most dogs absolutely love food, Labradors especially, and so the lure of a treat will persuade them to focus and respond correctly to your commands to earn the occasional treat. A very important thing to consider before using treats during training is which you should use to get the best responses from your dog. [Click to continue...] The post The Best Dog Treats For Training Puppies Or Dogs appeared first on…
  • The Best Dog Food For Labs

    Lauren Corona
    13 Jun 2015 | 6:11 am
    You might be wondering what's the best dog food for labs? The truth is, there isn't a single best food. That said, not all dog foods are created equal, so you should be aiming to feed your pooch a good quality food, containing wholesome ingredients. This can be where it gets confusing. Which foods are high quality and which contain ingredients you wouldn't feed to your worst enemy? With a huge range of foods on the market, we can't talk you through every last one, but we can give you the information you need to select a quality food for your Lab. [Click to continue...] The post The Best Dog…
  • How Do Dogs Learn?

    Sarah Hansen
    5 Jun 2015 | 12:00 pm
    In the wolf mind, every action is only worth repeating if they receive a positive outcome. For example, chasing prey burns a lot of energy. Yet, if they catch the prey, they have dinner. Dinner is a positive reward over starving; so they continue to repeat this behavior. Dogs are wired the same way. They try different behaviors and continue to repeat those that bring about good things. If their efforts create a bad or neutral result, they will no longer do it. [Click to continue...] The post How Do Dogs Learn? appeared first on LabradorTrainingHQ.
  • How to Socialize a Puppy and Raise a Confident, Happy Dog

    Mark Jenner
    31 May 2015 | 3:49 pm
    The importance of puppy socialization can’t be overemphasized. This ongoing process will ensure that your Labrador accepts new experiences in a happy and relaxed way, eventually becoming a confident and self-assured companion. By planning and executing thoughtfully planned socialization, you not only give your pup an exceptional gift, but you also treat yourself to a dog that will walk by your side with the utmost composure and grace, through all kinds of situations and experiences. Learn how to socialize a puppy in this 'how-to' article [Click to continue...] The post How to Socialize a…
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  • And then said the dog

    Abhishek Joshi
    19 Jun 2015 | 3:55 am
    Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - The world as the dogs sees it. And then said the dog, When was it that you ceased to believe in Tooth fairy and Santa Claus and words and love and the sweet hereafter? I have no words that ask of you to believe all over again but maybe I am the crossword and you, all my clues. Connect with Dog with Blog on Facebook Twitter  G+  Instagram The post And then said the dog appeared first on Dog With Blog.
  • Weight of words

    Abhishek Joshi
    14 Jun 2015 | 10:57 am
    Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - The world as the dogs sees it. A dog never answers “I love you” by repeating it back Yet he means it more than any language and all lovers. Connect with Dog with Blog on Facebook Twitter  G+  Instagram The post Weight of words appeared first on Dog With Blog.
  • Hanoi waits for you

    Abhishek Joshi
    1 Jun 2015 | 11:13 pm
    Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - The world as the dogs sees it. How do you write about Hanoi? Shall one begin with the sights – Crimson flags and city contours or the smells – Durians and Dragon fruits? Or perhaps with the overcast impression that this capital paints, that of waiting without being in transit. What does Hanoi wait for? Hanoi means “the city in the bend of … Continue reading Hanoi waits for you → The post Hanoi waits for you appeared first on Dog With Blog.
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    Pet Nutrition and Animal Wellness on Mercola Healthy Pets

  • Garfield, Claiming the Catnip Scratch Board

    28 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Garfield’s amorous reaction to a cat scratcher laced with the intoxicating scent of catnip made the production of this video – complete with voiceover – a foregone conclusion.
  • Live Webinar with Dr. Karen Becker

    28 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    You Won't Want to Miss This Webinar Join me LIVE on July 8th from 5-7pm as I discuss the Three Pillars of Health for your pets. The webinar is absolutely FREE for all Mercola Healthy Pet subscribers so if you are not subscribed please take a minute to do so below. In addition, I'll also be taking your questions, so feel free to submit them right now in the comments section at the bottom of this page. The earlier I get the questions the greater the likelihood I will have a chance to respond to them. Looking forward to talking with everyone! Webinar Summary The webinar will…
  • How to Spare Your Older Dog the Agony of Mental Decline

    28 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Dr. Becker If you share your life with a canine companion who’s getting up in years, you might already be aware that aging dogs can suffer symptoms very similar to those seen in human dementia and Alzheimer’s patients. According to Dr. Bill Milgram, cofounder of CanCog Technologies in Toronto, and co-author of numerous studies on canine cognition: “Most dramatically, older dogs lose their ability to learn, and the more difficult the task, the greater the impairment. The ability to learn a complex problem deteriorates in dogs before they lose their ability to remember. “These…
  • Bucking Tradition: Holistic Vets in the Woods, on the Farm, and at Your Front Door

    27 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Dr. Becker I’m at the AHVMA conference today, chatting with holistic veterinarians as part of my Highlighting the Healer interview series. Alex Waroff My first guest today is Alex Waroff. Alex is a third-year veterinary student at Washington State University who is interested in holistic medicine not only as a veterinary career, but also for its overall themes of balance and unity. Alex has completed studies at the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, and is currently working on his acupuncture accreditation. Alex’s initial interest in veterinary school evolved…
  • Ninja Dog Has Extreme Skills

    27 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Diving, playing Frisbee, skateboarding, wakeboarding, walking through a cones course on his front legs – this incredibly clever, agile dog must have the heart of a lion!  Comments (5)
 
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  • Fido Facts: Welsh Corgi (Pembroke)

    Petplan Australia
    23 Jun 2015 | 5:14 pm
        Active & Loyal – Good things come from small packages The Welsh Corgi (Pembroke) is classified as a Pastoral Dog. An intelligent, bold and affectionate breed that needs both moderate exercise and moderate grooming. It is known for its short legs, small in stature but long body and fairly long neck. This strong personality and unique breed would be a great addition to any family, as it is great with children.   Origin Pembrokes are a very ancient breed that have slowly grown in popularity and prominence over the years to extend away from the breed’s native…
  • Fido Facts: Siberian Husky

    Petplan Australia
    8 Jun 2015 | 10:27 pm
      Beautiful & Exuberant – But more than meets the eye The Siberian Husky is classified as a Working Dog. An elegant, graceful, crafty and loyal breed that needs considerable exercise and moderate grooming, known for commonly having the heterochromia trait (each eye a different colour), and also carrying the demeanour of being dubbed “The Escape Dog” or “Houdini” as they tend to not like being confined and try to maneuver their way out to go exploring. This high spirited breed would be a great addition to any family.   Origin Siberian Huskies are a very ancient breed…
  • Exercising your dog in the Winter months

    Petplan Australia
    19 May 2015 | 11:36 pm
    Want to keep your dog happy and healthy this Winter? Check out this great guest blog from our friends at Both Ends Of The Lead. So much of our attention and focus day to day is taken up by our family, work, and household responsibilities that how much time is left to spend with our precious four legged best friends who give us so much unconditionally? When was the last time you took your dog for a walk or spent quality bonding time with them? The recurring feelings of guilt that we should be doing more to take better care of them or devoting more time to them are ever present. With the…
  • Travelling With Pets – Quick Guide & Checklist

    Petplan Australia
    11 Dec 2014 | 9:51 pm
    Going travelling with your pet? Check out our quick guide & checklist to make sure you’re prepared for holiday life with your pet   (Click here for a fancy, printable version of this guide and checklist!)   Taking a pet on holiday with you may sound like a good idea, but their welfare must be your primary concern. It is important to think about where you are going, and what the conditions will be like – both during the journey and when you get there. Think about the accommodation, not just for yourself, but for your pet. Most hotels do not accommodate pets, so do…
  • Disney’s Big Hero 6 Giveaway for Vets

    Petplan Australia
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:58 pm
    – ENTRIES FOR THIS COMPETITION HAVE NOW CLOSED — Note: This competition is for employees of Australian veterinary clinics only. For our public competition, please click here. From Walt Disney Animation Studios, the team behind “Frozen” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” comes Disney’s “Big Hero 6,” an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax, a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada. To celebrate the upcoming release of Disney’s Big Hero 6, we’re giving Australian vet clinics the…
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    Not In The Dog House

  • 5 Interesting Facts About Taking Your Dog to Classes

    Shelly Hawkins
    15 Jun 2015 | 12:16 am
    If you are considering dog training classes, you certainly will not regret the choice after you notice how your dog’s behavior may undergo some quite radical changes. Whether your dog pulls on the leash, jumps on people or plays too rough, a dog trainer may provide helpful insights on how to deal with these problems […]The post 5 Interesting Facts About Taking Your Dog to Classes appeared first on Not In The Dog House.
  • What Do You Need to Know About The Effect of Full Moon on Dogs

    Shelly Hawkins
    2 Jun 2015 | 1:14 am
    The scene of a wolf howling to the moon is a popular one often featured in horror movies that may have caused goose bumps to many viewers in the past. However, seeing wolves howl to the moon today may make you wonder if a full moon has any effect on your domesticated dogs. After all, […]The post What Do You Need to Know About The Effect of Full Moon on Dogs appeared first on Not In The Dog House.
  • Tips on Hosting the Ultimate Dog Party

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

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

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

  • The Role Food Plays In Your House Training Journey

    Jim Wright
    19 Jun 2015 | 12:29 pm
    A major contributing factor to the speed and ease of house training your puppy is the food you choose for him or her. This article will explore the relationship between food and potty training, and provide tips to help you through this stage of your journey with your new friend. Quality Food Is The Key! ... The post The Role Food Plays In Your House Training Journey appeared first on Totally Goldens.
  • The Best Way to House Train a Puppy: 4 Popular Methods

    Sarah Hansen
    15 Jun 2015 | 2:26 pm
    Isn’t it thrilling when you bring home your new bundle of joy? There is nothing cuter than a puppy… until it makes that first hot, steamy mess on your new Persian rug. Potty-training frustrations have formed more than a few wedges between new pet parents and their fur babies. Fortunately, with a bit of knowledge, ... The post The Best Way to House Train a Puppy: 4 Popular Methods appeared first on Totally Goldens.
  • The Best Puppy Food For Golden Retrievers

    Jim Wright
    12 Jun 2015 | 12:16 pm
    There are many things that impact the health of your puppy, some controllable, some not. One major contributing factor is nutrition. In fact, proper nutrition can impact nearly every aspect of your puppy’s health. Luckily, this is something you have total control over. (Though many a Golden has served himself from the trash!) Finding the ... The post The Best Puppy Food For Golden Retrievers appeared first on Totally Goldens.
  • Teaching Bite Inhibition to Your Golden Retriever Puppy

    Wendy
    6 Jun 2015 | 3:52 am
    Your golden retriever puppy is as friendly as can be – great with kids, respectful of other dogs, and not overly attentive to your cat. Sure puppies bite, and yes, it really hurts, but you’ve been told over and over again that goldens are the most gentle of family pets. One of their best qualities ... The post Teaching Bite Inhibition to Your Golden Retriever Puppy appeared first on Totally Goldens.
  • Everything You Need To Know For Effective House Training

    Andra Mircioiu
    31 May 2015 | 1:34 pm
    If you’ve adopted a shelter dog that’s not house broken or have a puppy you need to teach, this article can help you master the basics of effective house training. Throughout, we’ll use “dog” and “puppy” interchangeably, but these solutions can apply to dogs of all ages who need house training. Traditionally, a house-trained dog ... The post Everything You Need To Know For Effective House Training appeared first on Totally Goldens.
 
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  • One Tough Goldfish

    Francis Yupangco
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:54 pm
     Here’s a story of feeder goldfish that beat the odds. Seven years ago, at Shima Marineland in Japan, a small goldfish was thrown into a tank, intended as food for a hungry Arapaima. In case you didn’t know it, Arapaima are among the world’s largest freshwater fish, growing over 10 feet long and weighing over 400 pounds. The little goldfish managed to escape the hungry mouth of the Arapaima and ended up in the aquariums filter system. Where it lived for seven years eating detritus and other bits. During a recent filter cleaning, an aquarist was shocked to find the…
  • Deepwater Coral Reef Discovered off Coast of Ireland

    Kenneth Wingerter
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:20 pm
    The deep sea biome is said to be less understood and less explored than the Moon. Nearly any serious expedition into deep sea ecosystems reveals new species, or even entirely new habitats. Often, these notoriously slow-growing biological communities are thought to be extraordinary simply on the basis of their size and structural complexity. Such was the case with the discovery of a large, coldwater coral reef off of the Irish coast. While scanning the seafloor along the route of the 19th century transatlantic cable line, researchers for the Quantifying EnviRonmental Controls on…
  • Mating Pair Slender Filefish

    Barry Brown
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Good morning from Curacao! Sorry for the lack of blogs these past few days but we had another three day weekend due to another holiday and I was no where near my computer. Yesterday was “Kings Day”, one of the biggest holidays of the year, and NO Curacao does not have a King but the Netherlands does. Kings Day is the Kings birthday and is celebrated with everyone wearing orange, (the Netherlands national colors), wild non-stop parties and live events all day long, I stayed home! I have two Slender Filefish for you all today in their pre-mating mode The post Mating Pair Slender Filefish…
  • Shark Summer

    Francis Yupangco
    28 Jun 2015 | 4:09 pm
     It is has not been that long since I last wrote about a shark attack incident in North Carolina. Although shark attacks are extremely rare, there have been a steady stream of high profile attacks this summer. On Friday, a North Carolina man was bitten by a shark while swimming with his three children and another adult. They were swimming about a mile north of the Avon pier around noon. While trying to get the children to shore safely, the man was attacked in his leg and lower back. The injuries are not reported to be life threatening. This is the fifth shark attack in North Carolina…
  • NASA Tests Under Ice Rover At California Science Center Aquairum

    Francis Yupangco
    28 Jun 2015 | 2:42 pm
    On June 24, 2015, NASA tested its Buoyant Rover for Under Ice Exploration (BRUIE) at the California Science Center in Los Angeles. The BRUIE was placed at 24 feet underwater on the bottom of the 188,000 gallon tank. The device was designed at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California. The purpose of the rover is to study the Arctic and Antarctica and is meant for travel under the ice shelf of an icy world. One day, researchers hope the under ice rover could explore oceans of potentially viable planets.The vehicle is operated using satellite control and aims one day to be…
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  • Independence Sale For 7 Days At Petcaresupplies- Grab The Best Of Treatments At 6% Discount

    admin
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:17 am
    “Life without liberty is like body without a spirit Have you ever imagined your life without freedom? Have you ever given a thought to how your life could have been today if you had not been freed from slavery before 239 years? It is a bit difficult to even imagine these consequences today. Isn’t it? The day of Independence Declaration, 4th July, which made all the luxuries possible and gifted freedom to all the citizens of America, is just a few days away. Each and every soul of America will celebrate the Independence Day to rejoice freedom. And, in all, comes dogs too. They have…
  • Top 5 Paw Care Tips For Dogs

    admin
    24 Jun 2015 | 5:04 am
    Imagine someone massaging your feet and giving special care or say a pedicure to you! Isn’t it relaxing? We put our feet into the most comfortable pair of shoes and still long for the pedicures and foot massages. Now, imagine your dogs walking barefoot on all those things where your Jimmy Choo steps. A hot pavement, biting frost, mud, wet pools, chemicals and what not! They do not demand of any special foot care from you, but it is obvious that they may be having a hard time with their unattended paws. Did you know that paws are the only medium of releasing perspiration and heat other than…
  • Fight Dog Fleas With These 10 Natural Remedies

    admin
    17 Jun 2015 | 5:14 am
    Fleas and dogs have a never-ending and an unwanted relationship. Somehow fleas manage to hop up our furry friend’s back in every season in spite of using effective treatments. As summers are in full fledge now, the fleas would be making their way to your home and pets. Along with the suitable flea treatments, it may be better to use some natural remedies too. A balance between these two preventive methods may do wonders for your dog’s health. Let’s check these 10 natural remedies to shoo away dog fleas! If fleas are prevented rather than eliminated, then things could be a lot easier.
  • Pain In Pets- Detect, Treat And Manage

    admin
    6 Jun 2015 | 5:51 am
    What do you do when any physical pain is crushing you? Generally, we all speak about our pain to our moms or life partners and on their suggestions, we plan a visit to the doctor or go ahead with some home remedy. But what if you were born with 4 paws and no ability to convey a word about your pain?  It is painful to think. Isn’t it? Our furry friends may be going through the same phase when they are in pain. Pets may experience physical pain due to several reasons. The only difference is you’re your pooches would be unable to speak of their physical aches. The pet parents may need to be…
  • Senior Dog Emergencies- Lessons For Safety

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

  • Behind the Camera

    feline
    28 Jun 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Pierre: It’s National Camera Day, and I’m on the receiving end of cameras entirely too often. So today, I’m going to be behind the camera instead. Say cat treats!   Weruva TruLuxe Giveaway Winner Ellen Pilch is the winner of the giveaway of two cases of 24 count Weruva TruLuxe cat food 3 oz. cans. She chose People for Animals League to receive the donation of $100 worth of Weruva BFF food. Behind the Camera was originally published on Sometimes Cats Herd You.
  • Take Your Cat to Work Day

    feline
    25 Jun 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Newton: There has been an injustice, and we need to talk about it. Today is take your dog to work day. If you want to take your dog to work, go ahead, don’t let me stop you. But this is species discrimination. Cats can be very helpful at work. We can take dictation. Give us a red pen, and we can proofread your writing. We’re good with computers, too. Though we do find it kind of hard to open the lid of a laptop without a little help. And we’re great at mailroom operations. Especially receiving. Did you say you received a lot of boxes at work? We’re great with those.
  • How Families Search for Lost Pets

    Julie
    24 Jun 2015 | 10:00 pm
    As we saw in last week’s post about the month-long search for Phoebe that involved our entire neighborhood, some families go to great lengths to find their lost pet. The ASPCA conducted a survey to better understand how often cats and dogs are lost and what their families to recover them. While the survey discovered that over the past five years, approximately the same percentages of households had either a cat or dog go missing (14% of households with dogs and 15% of households with cats), the difference in statistics for cats and dogs reveal real differences in how people search for lost…
  • Big Chicken

    feline
    23 Jun 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Pierre: Whoa, check it out! Talk about a big bird! Pierre: Ashton, come quick! I found a chicken for you! Bird: Ashton: You interrupted my nap for that? That isn’t a chicken. It’s a sandhill crane. Pierre: Could you at least cluck or something? Did you miss some of our chicken capers? You can catch up any time! Big Chicken was originally published on Sometimes Cats Herd You.
  • Wand Toy 201: Advanced Techniques

    feline
    22 Jun 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Pierre: Welcome to Wand Toy 201! Today, we’re going to learn some advanced techniques for playing with the wand toy. If you didn’t already take Wand Toy 101, you should try that first so that you’re ready for these. We’ll start with a little review: Always keep your eye on the wand toy. You don’t want it to smack you in the face. That’s a rookie move. If the wand toy is too far away, move to a better position. Make sure you move low to the ground so that smacking in the face thing doesn’t happen to you. Not that it has ever happened to me or anything,…
 
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    Fitdog Sports Club » Blog

  • How your home life affects your dog’s behavior at daycare

    Andrea Servadio
    23 Jun 2015 | 3:51 pm
    As with kids, a dog’s home life greatly affects his or her mood and behavior at daycare. At Fitdog, we tend to notice significant dog behavior changes during certain life events: You’re Moving. Moving is stressful for people, and amongst the clutter of boxes, garbage and re-arranged furniture, dogs feel stress too. In addition to the mess, dogs are sensitive to the general chaos of the move. Their normal routine is likely disrupted in some way and they are experiencing a lot of uncertainty. Often when dogs are in the middle of a move, they become overly anxious at daycare because they…
  • Meet Finley! Our Fitdog of the Month for June 2015

    Andrea Servadio
    3 Jun 2015 | 3:30 pm
    For June 2015, we are honoring Finley, a fun loving and playful black Labrador. Finley is a popular dog in the play yard and likes to scope out the scene in the morning to get a good count of the dogs and Club Reps. After he’s said hello to everyone, you can catch him wrestling with his best buddies, Rufus, Herman, and Casey. But nothing can top his special relationship with Herman, another black Labrador. They groom one another, sleep together and play with each other until they pass out. Herman is Finley’s soul mate, and the two have a bromance to match all bromances. We love…
  • 5 Dog Play Styles – The Good, The Bad and The Dangerous

    Andrea Servadio
    15 May 2015 | 8:38 am
    Play styles vary widely among dogs, but we see these 5 forms of dog play most often at Fitdog. Wrestling You’ve seen this a hundred times. It looks like dogs are sword fighting with their mouths, and it usually involves them bouncing and jumping at one another. This is actually one of the least dangerous form of play at daycare. That’s because well-socialized dogs are sensitive and respectful to their playmates because they don’t want to hurt their friends. Of course, accidents can happen, however, during dog wrestling it would really be an accident. Boxing Ever watch a Boxer play?
  • Dogs can catch colds, too.

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

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

  • A Tragic Reminder – Please Microchip Your Pets

    Jen Gabbard
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:20 am
    I know getting a microchip for your pets isn’t sexy, and it’s probably not on your list of things to do today; but when accidents happen it really can help save your pets life. The Tragic Story of Baylee Baylee via Justice for Baylee Last week Laurie Lambeth’s 11 year old Cocker Spaniel Baylee got lost. Her family searched the whole day with no luck, but at 11pm they received a call and found out she had been picked up and taken to animal control 20 miles away. When Lambeth went to animal control at 8am the next morning she was told she couldn’t pick up Baylee; she had…
  • Roundup – This Weeks Favorite Dog Articles, Deals, & Videos

    Jen Gabbard
    27 Jun 2015 | 7:13 am
    I don’t know where this week went – seriously. I don’t have any fun pictures of Laika to share; I didn’t even bother with operation kiddie pool 3.0. (I have a feeling she’d just pee in it again anyways) So I don’t even have any funny Laika pictures to share this week. Despite everything else that’s been going on I do have to point out that #LoveWon. I hope you have an awesome weekend & have a chance to kick back & relax with some good reads. Here’s my favorite dog articles, deals, and videos of the week. I hope you enjoy them as much as…
  • I Encouraged Most of My Dogs Bad Habits

    Jen Gabbard
    25 Jun 2015 | 5:22 am
    Confession time: I’ve created a monster. A whining, barking, begging, won’t get off the bed sort of monster that follows me everywhere. And do you know what the worst part is? I don’t mind at all. My Dogs Bad Habits – These Are Definitely My Fault Dogs have a tendency to pick up a few bad habits – and Laika is no exception. Instead of blaming the dog I’m going to fess up and admit that these bad habits were created by me. When these habits started I could have quit laughing and intervened, but I didn’t. Laika is a total velcro dog and I made it worse.
  • The Risks of Using Ace as a Sedative for Fearful Dogs

    Jen Gabbard
    22 Jun 2015 | 4:03 am
    I am not against using a sedative for fearful dogs; especially with firework season coming up. While most dogs make progress with desensitization & counterconditioning the addition of medication can help dogs with extreme anxiety. The purpose of this article is to highlight some of the troubling findings associated with one specific drug in particular – Acepromazine – and how it can make your dogs fears much worse. Many Veterinarians Prescribe Sedatives for Anxious Dogs Anyone that’s had a panic attack or dealt with severe anxiety knows how terrifying it is; and just…
  • Roundup 19 – Our Favorite Dog Stories, Deals, & Videos

    Jen Gabbard
    19 Jun 2015 | 1:38 pm
    Laika Loves the Hose More than Her Kiddie Pool Last week I told you about Laika peeing in her kiddie pool right after I filled it up. Well let’s just say that’s happened a few more times since then. It’s the strangest thing – as soon as I remove the hose from the pool she jumps in and starts to tinkle. I’ve made sure to let her relieve herself beforehand but something about that pool makes her pee. She’s more interested in the hose anyways; so at least she gets to enjoy that. Still loves the hose; still peeing in the pool. I Wrote an Article For Positively…
 
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    Top Dog Tips

  • Help Your Dog Onto a Dock or Into a Boat with doggydocks

    Samantha Randall
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:53 pm
    If you enjoy spending time on the water with your canine companion, you’ve probably had to drag him up into a boat or onto a dock a few times. Pulling your dog up by his collar or by his legs can hurt him, but with doggydocks you won’t have to do that anymore. doggydocks is a floating ramp for dogs that allows them to get out of the water onto a boat platform, dock, or swimming pool deck without assistance. doggydocks simulate a shoreline and work with your dog’s natural instincts, so he’ll learn to use it almost immediately. doggydocks are portable, lightweight, and…
  • This Pet Crate End Table Will Match Your Homes Decor Flawlessly

    Samantha Randall
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:53 pm
    This dog crate from Newport will blend in perfectly with any home’s décor. Guests will never realize it’s a dog kennel. It’s stylish and the espresso finish will match virtually any furniture. It’s a beautiful piece to add to any living room, and it’s a sturdy dog crate as well. The Newport Pet Crate End Table is made of 100% solid wood and is great for small, medium, or large size dogs. It is well ventilated and your pooch will have plenty of open space to look out at his surroundings. This table doesn’t come assembled, so it will need a little elbow…
  • Colorado Company Recalls Dog Treats

    Samantha Randall
    26 Jun 2015 | 8:43 am
    The newest pet product recall comes from the Colorado company Boulder Dog Food Company LLC. They are recalling their Chicken Sprinkles which come in a 3 oz. package. The recall is for all packages with a “Best By” date of 05/04/16, a lot number of 998, and a UPC code of 899883001231. These products have the potential of being contaminated with Salmonella. Chicken Sprinkles come in a clear poly bag and you can find the UPC code in the lower right-hand corner of the product label on the front of the bag. You’ll find the “Best By” date and the lot number on the label on the back of the…
  • Irate Dog Owner Wants Shape of Dog Treat Changed

    Samantha Randall
    26 Jun 2015 | 7:55 am
    Jessica Rennard is a dog lover. Her border-collie puppy, Kevin, was a member of her family. She would do anything to take care of him as best she could. That’s why she bought him healthy food and treats and spent as much time with him as she could. Sadly, it was one of these healthy treats that killed Kevin, and now Rennard wants the company to change the shape of the popular treats. Rennard’s saga began back in May. She’d just taken Kevin for a walk, and she gave him a treat once they returned home. As she turned to hang up Kevin’s leash, he headed for the living room to eat his…
  • Wiggleless Dog Back Brace Assists Dog With Spine Issues

    Samantha Randall
    26 Jun 2015 | 7:54 am
    Many dogs suffer from spine and back injuries. For a lot of these dogs, a back brace will keep their spine from moving and ease the pain. The Wiggleless Back Brace is one of the most commonly recommended. When used as directed it provides firm support, back stability, and stress relief. The brace is made of a durable, lightweight, and breathable material, and it has built in boning for firm support. The Wiggleless brace comes in many different sizes and they are all easily adjustable, so you’re sure to find the right fit for your pooch. It is equipped with a metal ‘O’ Ring…
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    Dachshund Appreciation Society

  • 3 Reasons why Dachshunds make us all laugh

    thehilson
    10 Jun 2015 | 3:29 am
    Dасhshunds аrе shоrt lеggеd, lоng bоdіеd bundles of joy! Тhеsе rеmаrkаblе dоgs wеrе іnіtіаllу brеd tо hunt smаll рrеу аnd аnіmаls but thеsе dауs, thеу аrе mоstlу соmраnіоn dоgs. Тhеу hаvе а lоt оf реrsоnаlіtу аnd thіs fасt hаs lеаd tо vеrу funnу mоmеnts.   Іntеllіgеnсе аnd Сurіоsіtу Dасhshunds аrе vеrу іntеllіgеnt dоgs thаt оftеn tаkе іt uроn thеmsеlvеs tо thіnk аbоut thеіr рrеу аnd hоw tо сарturе thеsе. Тhіs lеаds tо vеrу соmеdіс іnstаnсеs…
  • Small Size, Considerable Character: Dachshund Temperament

    thehilson
    10 Jun 2015 | 1:48 am
    Dachshunds, Doxies, Wiener Dogs – no matter what you call them, it’s no secret that these short legged, long little dogs are big on personality. Although they can be loyal and loveable house pets, the Dachshund temperament is one of a true hunting hound, with an independent nature and a tough outlook on life. The determined, decisive character of these charming canines is an instinctive throwback to their earliest purpose – Dachshunds were originally bred to hunt badgers. Don’t believe us? If you look closely, their name is actually a combination of two German words – Dachs…
  • Dachshund Disaster: The Problem with Double Dapple Dachshunds

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

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

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

  • A Good Purchase Cuz…

    Zeea
    26 Jun 2015 | 8:46 pm
    JW Bad Muscles Cuz The JW Cuz toys are designed to look like a rubber ball that has sprouted feet and other little features. There are good Cuz and bad Cuz toys with the main difference being that the bad Cuz has little devil horns. Although a cute idea, these horns were the one of the first parts to go. The Cuz I tested was the strongest and I am not referring to durability but muscle – specifically, the Bad Muscle Cuz. With abs and bicep detailing, this little Cuz also grunts (its squeaker is a low noise). So how did this muscle man hold up to the muscles of Zeea’s jaws? Zeea received…
  • Stix to Sharing

    Zeea
    11 Jun 2015 | 11:53 am
    For this toy, the KONG Safe Stix, I had to take different direction; or rather, a different destination. Zeea was not interested in playing with this toy by herself or with me, so I figured I’d try the ‘my toy’ scenario :idea: – the dog is not playing with the toy so another dog decides to play with the toy and then the first dog is like ‘hey that’s mine, I was playing with it’. So I went to the dog park and the plan seemed to work as a few games of tug-of-war took place. The toy did grab the attention of a Labrador Retriever, a Beagle and a Golden Doodle puppy who decided it…
  • This Toy Will Jumble Your Mind

    Zeea
    1 Jun 2015 | 2:32 pm
    KONG Jumbler When I pushed my thumb against the plastic and felt how soft, not to mention how thin, this toy was, and I thought Zeea would definitely tear through it. Not only was I thinking this but my sister said the same thing as I added the toy into my basket. However, asked by a reader about this toy, I had to put it to the test. The KONG Jumbler is two coloured with a confetti design, with one half being green and the other purple. The toy is football-shaped and on its ends are what can only be called handles, which is great for playing tug-of-war. The toy is made of translucent plastic…
  • The Truth Unstuffed…

    Zeea
    27 May 2015 | 4:57 pm
    Trackshot Retriever by Nerf Dog I recently came across a dog toy brand that I have never seen before, the Nerf Dog. The company seems to be focusing on creating dog toys with greater durability and performance. Intrigued with the company’s statement “3x’s stronger than standard plush”, I started contemplating which of the soft toys I should buy. At first I was thinking the Nylon Tuff Tug which is a plush, nylon ball with a piece of rope attached to both sides. However, seeing a vulnerability in the design—Zeea possibly ripping out the rope where the seam is—I decided against it…
  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

    Zeea
    23 May 2015 | 9:03 pm
    Today Zeea is TWO years old.
 
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    Sitstay.com: New Products

  • Petflect Beacon Collar Lights

    24 Jun 2015 | 7:24 am
    Petflect Beacon Collar Lights are the toughest lights of their kind. Waterproof to 300 feet(100m), impact resistant and able to withstand extreme temperatures. Each light comes with a battery pack(2 x 2032 lithium), locking belt clip and Velcro collar atta..Price: $15.99
  • Jones Natural Beef Ligament

    5 Jun 2015 | 6:23 am
    Once your dog starts to chew this USA all-natural beef ligament, he won’t be able to stop. This long lasting chew will keep them busy while you are doing the things you need to do. This chew is great for all size dogs and is oven baked with no artificial ..Price: $0.99
  • Jones Natural Wheezer Sticks

    5 Jun 2015 | 6:11 am
    The wheezer stick is an all-natural USA treat with no artificial ingredients added. This is made out of a beef esophagus and is great for all size dogs. The wheezer stick is a light weight wonderful reward for well deserving dogs. As always all Jones products a..Price: $0.79
  • Jones Natural Pork Pumpers

    5 Jun 2015 | 5:59 am
    Jones pumpers can make any canines pumper start to race with just one bite of this ... treat. This “hearty” treat is great for all size dogs. Pumpers are USA all-natural pork hearts oven baked wi..Price: $3.99
  • Portable Dog Waterbottle Ethical Handi Drink (ALL SIZES price varies by size)

    27 May 2015 | 1:40 am
    Ethical Handi Drink - Portable Dog Water Bottle This Portable dog water bottle is perfect for walks, hikes, travel, shows, or anywhere your dog is without access to fresh water. Ethical Products..Price: $5.99
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    Pet Insurance

  • The Weighty Matter of Feeding Your Cat

    Marianna Levyash
    24 Jun 2015 | 3:11 pm
    How much thought do you give feeding your cat? This is more than of passing interest because both weight and the food fed have a big impact on feline health. For example, being overweight increases the chance of your cat becoming diabetic while foods high in certain minerals increase the risk of bladder problems. Big-boned or fluffed up, it’s important to be honest about your cat’s weight. Even a sleeping cat can give you clues because when lying down one tell-tale sign of “extra layers of love” is a hovercraft-like skirt around the tummy. The Ideal Cat Food The ideal food for cats…
  • Does Your Pet Reflect Your Personality?

    Marianna Levyash
    17 Jun 2015 | 2:14 pm
    Apparently, people find it easier to hate cats than dogs. But don’t take my word for it. According to a Petside Poll of those questioned, 15% disliked cats a lot while only 2% felt the same way about dogs. So what is it about cats which mean people are seven times more likely to dislike them than a dog? Does it boil down to their purr-sonality and independence? A Pet that Compliments your Personality In that same survey, 74% of people loved dogs while 41% loved cats. (Of course, like me, you may also love both.) Psychologists agree this is because people prefer a pet that reflects their…
  • The ABCs of Choosing a Kitten

    Marianna Levyash
    10 Jun 2015 | 2:39 pm
      There is arguably no cuter thing on earth than a kitten… but there is more to choosing a kitten than their “cute” quotient. Your new furry family member should match your lifestyle and have a temperament that suits your circumstances. So if you find it impossible to judge a fluff-ball objectively, consider these ABCs of choosing the purr-fect kitten for you. Attitude The kitten’s attitude, or temperament, matters. The chances are a stand-offish and an aggressive kitten will grow into an antisocial and feisty adult cat. A kitten’s socialization period is between two to seven…
  • 10 Pet Cancer Symptoms You Should Know

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

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

  • 6 Ways to Keep Your Dog Cool This Summer

    Richard
    9 Jun 2015 | 2:25 am
    Many of us spend half our lives longing for summer to come around. Those lazy days sitting in the garden, relaxing at the beach or playing in the park. The picnics and sipping iced drinks in the sunshine. It’s all heady stuff. Equally it’s easy to forget that our dogs have to try and enjoy summer dressed in a thick coat of fur. Imagine how you’d feel running along the beach in the heat of summer dressed in a fur coat. Putting it another way, it is important to help your dog stay comfortably cool in the summer, rather than risking him overheating and feeling uncomfortable as a result. …
  • Pet Travel Agents: 4 Reasons Why You Should Hire One

    Richard
    9 Jun 2015 | 2:21 am
    When you’re moving abroad with pets you have two primary options. Firstly, you can attempt to transport your pets yourself. Alternatively you can hire a professional pet travel agent who will arrange the whole process for you. The reality of the situation is that moving abroad is of course an expensive process. From paying for flights to all the paperwork needed to emigrate through to the costs of setting yourself back up in your chosen new home many expats look to save money in any way possible. As a result, many people moving abroad attempt to arrange their own pet transportation. However…
  • How to Calm a Hyperactive Dog

    Richard
    9 Jun 2015 | 2:14 am
    There is little worse than a hyperactive, over-excitable dog, both for you and your pet. A hyperactive pet is very rarely a happy one, and its inability to calm down is often caused by stress or other negative psychological triggers. For you, a hyperactive dog can be noisy, boisterous and cause annoyance or even danger – for example if you are trying to walk you dog near a road or transport it in your car. As is clear, finding ways to eliminate this hyperactivity is therefore beneficial both for dog and owner. But what strategies can be employed? Try Ignoring Your Dog Many dogs respond to…
  • Tree Frog Vivariums: A Beginners Guide

    Richard
    9 Jun 2015 | 2:09 am
    Over the last few decades reptiles and amphibians have become ever more popular pets. There are a number of reasons for this surge in interest, not least that keeping tree frogs and other exotic pets can provide you with a “window into nature” within your home. Indeed, for those pet owners who appreciate the natural aesthetic, tree frogs represent one of the very best pets possible. With a little time and money it is possible to create a beautiful naturalistic vivarium which looks just like you’ve brought a small piece of the rainforest into your home. Within the confines of the tree…
  • Keeping Praying Mantis as Pets: The Beginners Guide

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

  • Blogiversary: Look Who’s 1!

    Rachael
    26 Jun 2015 | 4:58 am
    MyDogLikes MyDogLikes - Dog Product Reviews, Dog Friendly Parks, Dog Friendly Events, Dog Blog One year ago this month (we aren’t good at pin pointing days), Kevin and I decided that we were really going to give this blogging thing a go, TOGETHER. The post Blogiversary: Look Who’s 1! appeared first on MyDogLikes.
  • Wordless Wednesday: Good ’til the Last Lick

    Kevin
    23 Jun 2015 | 8:50 pm
    MyDogLikes MyDogLikes - Dog Product Reviews, Dog Friendly Parks, Dog Friendly Events, Dog Blog "Can dogs eat peanut butter?" Check the ingredient label first! Some brands of peanut butters contain xylitol which can cause potentially fatal hypoglycemia! The post Wordless Wednesday: Good ’til the Last Lick appeared first on MyDogLikes.
  • Black & White Sunday: Happy Father’s Day

    Rachael
    21 Jun 2015 | 7:19 am
    MyDogLikes MyDogLikes - Dog Product Reviews, Dog Friendly Parks, Dog Friendly Events, Dog Blog Happy Father's Day to the whole MyDogLikes community! We love our Dad and Grandpa and send them lots of extra puppy love today! The post Black & White Sunday: Happy Father’s Day appeared first on MyDogLikes.
  • Wordless Wednesday: Senior Lovin’

    Rachael
    17 Jun 2015 | 2:21 am
    MyDogLikes MyDogLikes - Dog Product Reviews, Dog Friendly Parks, Dog Friendly Events, Dog Blog If you have ever loved a senior, you know… Thanks to BlogPaws for hosting this Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop! The post Wordless Wednesday: Senior Lovin’ appeared first on MyDogLikes.
  • It’s all good in #MyPuppyHood

    Rachael
    15 Jun 2015 | 5:49 am
    MyDogLikes MyDogLikes - Dog Product Reviews, Dog Friendly Parks, Dog Friendly Events, Dog Blog The Puppyhood website is an amazing FREE resource center where pet parents can find answers to all of their questions about selecting, preparing for, and raising a new puppy. The post It’s all good in #MyPuppyHood appeared first on MyDogLikes.
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    Big Barker Blog

  • The Benefits of Play Time

    Kate
    3 Jun 2015 | 4:11 am
    Play time is not just good for your dogs health, it’s also good for building a solid relationship with you. During play time your dog learns how to trust and build a line of communication with you that becomes extremely important down the road. So take the time to play together now that the sun is staying up in that sky a bit longer these days. Read the full article here: Go out & play!
  • Keeping Your Buddy Cool

    Kate
    3 Jun 2015 | 4:05 am
    Keep your best buddy cool over summer with some of these great ideas, starting with dog popsicles. Did you know that summer is a very hot time of the year for your dogs as well, and that they can get sunburned just like you? So take care of them and treat them with love and care. Read the full article here: Keep it cool
  • Bath Time With Dogs, Part 2

    Kate
    2 Jun 2015 | 3:09 pm
    It’s that time again…bath time with dogs. And if you know anything about most dogs, it’s that they hate to take a bath. In fact, they may do some of the funniest things to get out of taking that bath altogether. Take a look at this hilarious video and see if you notice some of the same things your dog does when it comes time to take a bath.
  • Learning How To Run From Murph

    Kate
    2 Jun 2015 | 3:48 am
    Here’s a fascinating article that combines two things that we love: exercise and our dogs. This article comes from a website devoted to running and it looks at the efficient movements of running in dogs. What can we learn from our beloved best friends? If you are a runner, or are interested in running, or simply love how awesome our dogs really are, check out this article. Read the full article here: Murphy’s Law
  • Loyalty Without Any Limits

    Kate
    2 Jun 2015 | 3:37 am
    Here’s a look at 5 extremely loyal dogs who really know no bounds. They will go out of their way to show their commitment to their masters no matter what it takes. Watch as they guard and follow and look after their beloved, and fall in love with them all over again. Read the full article here: 5 incredibly loyal dogs
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    Fashion Kitties

  • Scared Kitty

    admin
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:30 pm
    The human is terrifying!!!The post Scared Kitty appeared first on Fashion Kitties.
  • BIG Cat

    admin
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:30 am
    This cat is HUGE.The post BIG Cat appeared first on Fashion Kitties.
  • You Are Your Cat’s Roommate

    admin
    28 Jun 2015 | 6:32 pm
    According to recent research, your cat basically sees you as a very big cat.The post You Are Your Cat’s Roommate appeared first on Fashion Kitties.
  • Cat Eats Camera

    admin
    28 Jun 2015 | 9:23 am
    Kitty biting a camera.The post Cat Eats Camera appeared first on Fashion Kitties.
  • Kitty Has No Fear!

    admin
    28 Jun 2015 | 7:30 am
    This cat is not at all afraid of the mountain lion outside.The post Kitty Has No Fear! appeared first on Fashion Kitties.
 
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    Stories - Dog House One

  • Use technology to keep your dog busy when you are not at home

    Dog House One
    25 Jun 2015 | 6:51 am
    What do you think your dog is doing when you get out of the home and he’s been left alone? I bet many owners are asking themselves this question and maybe wondering if dog is suffering from separation anxiety or if he is simply bored. For those of you who are worrying, there are few solutions which will ensure you your dog will be entertained while you’re gone.You can turn on TV and put on DOGTV channel, for example. No, I’m not kidding; there is TV channel only for dogs. So, what is DOGTV, actually? Here what stands for it on their web site: “DOGTV provides television for dogs as a…
  • How much water dosage is important for your pets

    Dog House One
    22 Jun 2015 | 3:32 am
    Water is a source of life; it’s pointless to spend the words describing and explaining its importance for health of every living being. But sometimes we take it for granted. Dog owners often leave the water in the bowl, thinking that pet will drink as much as he needs. However, the monitoring of water intake can improve their health, prevent disease and provide sufficient hydration. How much water does dog need on daily basis actually?Water dosage depends on several factors - the size and age of the dog, food, activity, medications, and even the weather conditions. Healthy dog veragely…
  • What to do when puppies are in their chewing period

    Dog House One
    20 Jun 2015 | 4:00 pm
    If you own a grown up dog you probably have a bad memory about days when your adorable puppy started to change its teeth. Even if your brain has repressed this memory, evidences of its existence are probably somewhere on the furniture. Period when the puppy begins to change teeth can be very difficult and tiring for both you and your dog. However, there are some things you can do to alleviate the problem and protect your pet, but also to protect your things from getting chewed.Contrary to what many believe, puppies do not change their teeth as children. Yes, puppies are dropping milk teeth…
  • Letter from dog at heaven

    Dog House One
    19 Jun 2015 | 4:00 pm
    After their beloved dog died, one mother from Virginia and her three year old son developed a special way to get over the loss and remember their pet. In recent months, Mary Westbrook and her son Luke often wrote letters to their loved dog, beagle named Moe, which were later sent by mail. On the back of the letter it was always written: "For Moe Vesterbruk, Paradise for dogs, Cloud number 1".The mother would always with her son put the letter in a mailbox for the postman, to be 'carried away' in the post, because her son had closely followed the letter to be delivered. Of course, later,…
  • Border Collie- meet the smarty

    Dog House One
    19 Jun 2015 | 2:53 am
    Border Collie is probably the most intelligent dog that you can get.  This beautiful sheepdog has amazing possibilities to learn and perform various tasks. His origin is England and Scotland and his standard issued British Kennel Club. Nowadays it is bred all over the world and is very popular among dog lovers and frequent at exhibitions and work competitions. The title of the smartest dog in the world belongs to a Border Collie. Border Collie named Rico learned names of over 200 objects, for the purposes of an experiment which intended to flash more light on how much dogs understand…
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    Animal Bliss

  • Jessie Cat Sunday Selfies Blog Hop

    Jeanne Melanson
    28 Jun 2015 | 10:04 am
    Sunday Selfies Blog Hop with Jessie Cat Not much going on today. Jessie’s just hanging out on the back of the couch, her usual spot if she’s not in my lap. Jessie Jessie is a 16 years old tabby cat. Her parents were feral and she was born in someone’s garage. I was coming out of a store one day and noticed a sign on the bulletin board saying, “FREE KITTENS.” Jessie I called the phone number and said I was coming over right away. I went back into the store, bought some cat food and kitty litter, then went to check out the kittens. There were 3, maybe 4.  Jessie…
  • Shaving Your Pet for Summer? Maybe You Shouldn’t

    Jeanne Melanson
    26 Jun 2015 | 11:22 am
    Thinking of Shaving Your Pet for Summer? Are you thinking of shaving your pet for summer? Maybe you already have. But, even though it makes sense, it might not be such a great idea after all. Deb Gray, Flickr Why? Because an animal’s coat is designed to protect it, whether that means keeping it warm in the winter, or keeping it cool in the summertime. Shaving your pet for summer may actually interfere with the way nature intended to regulate the animal’s body temperature normally. Dogs’ coats are nature’s way of providing them with heat relief — like…
  • Why You MUST Include the Kids in Your Dog’s Obedience Training

    Guest Blogger for Animal Bliss
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:39 pm
    Why You MUST Include the Kids in Your Dog’s Obedience Training It’s such an exciting time when your family gets a new puppy or dog! Whether it’s your first one or you are expanding your canine family, a new family pet can bring so much joy, especially to the kids. And while you should encourage your children to love and care for the dog, it is equally important to insist that they be a part of the dog obedience training. Dogs who do not learn to obey the children in a family can cause numerous issues that become harder to break as time goes on. It’s important to teach children about a…
  • Reptiles as Pets : Things You Should Know #ReptileCare

    Jeanne Melanson
    23 Jun 2015 | 1:50 pm
    Reptiles as Pets Things You Should Consider This post is sponsored by petMD® Reptile Center, and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Reptile Ownership, but Animal Bliss only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. petMD and PetSmart are not responsible for the content of this article. Have you ever considered having reptiles as pets? Maybe you’re in the process of looking for one now. Reptiles aren’t for everyone. If you want something soft and cuddly, then stick to your conventional pets. If you…
  • Tech For Your Pets : Apps and Gadgets Infographic

    Guest Blogger for Animal Bliss
    23 Jun 2015 | 8:28 am
    Tech For Your Pets Written by: Tom Clarke Statistics indicate that global spending on caring for pets continues to increase year on year. Figures in 2014 were $98.3 billion and that figure is expected to rise to $103.8 billion by the end of 2015. While billions are spent on pet food, there has also been a large increase on non-edible spend such as: grooming treatments, holidays, day care, clothes and toys. It is clear that more and more people are treating their pets as family members, and companies are noticing an opportunity to cash in on this. Euromonitor has identified three different…
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  • An Insider’s Tricks to Saving Money on Pet Medications

    Anne
    23 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Search Google for “how to save money on pet care” and you will find the top sites list pretty much the same things: invest in preventative care, keep vaccinations up to date, neuter your pet, shop around for food and toys, brush their teeth. While these do help, I do have a few suggestions that […] The post An Insider’s Tricks to Saving Money on Pet Medications appeared first on whiskerstopaws.com.
  • What Happens To That Ear Swab

    Anne
    16 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Ear infections are a common reason for veterinary visits. If your pet is scratching at their ear or is shaking their head a lot, they could have an infection. During your appointment, your veterinarian may need to take a sample from the inside of your pet’s ear to determine what is causing the infection. But […] The post What Happens To That Ear Swab appeared first on whiskerstopaws.com.
  • Getting the Stubborn Cat to Eat Canned Food

    Anne
    9 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    There is plenty of information available on the best diet to feed cats. Most of the evidence shows that canned food is a better diet over dry food for cats. Some of the reason to switch from dry food are: dry food has too many carbohydrates dry food is high in plant protein, which are harder for […] The post Getting the Stubborn Cat to Eat Canned Food appeared first on whiskerstopaws.com.
  • Splenic Masses – The Bane Of Large Dogs

    Anne
    2 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    What is the spleen? The spleen is a flat oblong organ located just below the stomach in dogs. The spleen acts as filter for the blood, it removes old red blood cells and blood containments as the blood flows through the numerous blood vessels in the spleen. The spleen also acts a reservoir of blood […] The post Splenic Masses – The Bane Of Large Dogs appeared first on whiskerstopaws.com.
 
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  • Dad Challenge

    heathamc
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:30 pm
    This is not a blog post about being a veterinarian. If you are looking for veterinary blog posts click here. If you don’t understand why I am posting non-veterinary blog posts click here. If you just want to read today’s post then get on with it already. I am the best dad in the whole world. It’s […]
  • 7 things being a veterinarian has taught me about life.

    heathamc
    25 Jun 2015 | 7:05 pm
    Every occupation or experience has life lessons to offer if you’re the type of person who looks for lessons in everything you do. I happen to be a person who sees lessons in my work and in many other aspects of my life. While there are probably dozens if not hundreds of life lessons being […]
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  • 9 Summer Tips for Your K9

    hachikome
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:46 am
    It’s hot this summer so be sure to keep cool but don’t forget about your furry best friend during your dip in the pool. Here are some tips brought to you by dog experts Cesar Milan and Tamar Geller on how to care for your hot dog this summer! 1. Exercise at sunrise or sunset- Are you an Early Bird? Night Owl? Use it to your advantage and sneak in a walk either early morning or late at night to avoid the scorching heat of mid-day. 2. Use doggie boots- As the sidewalk can be hot, be sure to protect your dog’s paws with boots. Were lovin’ these kicks- and they’re a fashion…
  •  Love, devotion and loyalty. The heartwarming stories of some amazing dogs

    hachikome
    11 Jun 2015 | 9:00 am
    During our launch event we were surprised by the number of people who came and asked us where we got the idea for our name Hachiko. The story of Hachiko is one of enduring loyalty and we could not think of a better name to show the connection between dog and human. Hachiko was an Akita dog born in 1923 in Japan who was adopted by Hidesaburō Ueno, a professor in the agriculture department at the University of Tokyo. Hachiko used to accompany his owner everyday to the Shibuya train station, to see him off to work. At the end of the day Hachiko would come back and wait for his owner at the…
  • New Wearable Dog Technology? Why yes! Exclusive Launch event May 30-31st in NYC at Zoomies

    hachikome
    18 May 2015 | 12:55 pm
    Big News everyone! We are proud and happy to be hosting our NYC launch event on May 30-31 in NYC at the iconic and legendary Zoomies. If you are in the area we would love to meet you, and if you are not then be sure to tell your friends and family! We also have a brand new website, and would love it if you took a look!
  • Spring is here! 8 things to do to prepare your dog for the changing season

    hachikome
    8 Apr 2015 | 11:20 am
    Spring is in the air! The spring breeze, the longer days, the joys of being outside in the warm sunshine. We love spring, and we are oh so glad it’s back! But before you throw reckless abandon into the wind, use our easy spring checklist to make sure your god is just as ready for the changing season as you. Grooming– ‘Tis the season for shedding. Get a leg up on hairballs but taking your pooch to the groomers for a weather appropriate cut. Flea control- Warm weather brings back an assortment of fleas, ticks and the likes. Check out our recommendations on various methods to keep…
  • Get your lazy dog a little more active

    hachikome
    20 Mar 2015 | 11:28 pm
    Some dogs are just content to sleep all day, hang out and chill. But even the laziest of dogs needs a little action in their lives. And sometimes you just have to be the tough love parent and get them moving! Try these 5 simple tips to get them going: Be social and fun, try taking your lazy pooch to a dog run, or a dog park. Being around other dogs may wake them up and at the least get some playful time in Dust off those old cobwebs and get some mental stimulation by teaching your dog a new trick Get fit! Try and incorporate more exercise on walks such as sprints or running up and down some…
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  • ASPCA: Cat Adoption Event

    Brooklyn for Pets
    28 Jun 2015 | 2:20 pm
    ASPCA:Cat Adoption Event Sun, Jun 28, 2015 from 1:00pm – 5:00pm @ Unleashed by Petco – Brooklyn – Park Slope ASPCA Cat Adoption Event 06/28/2015 1:00 PM-5:00 PM Unleashed by PETCO 81 7th Avenue Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY, For more information, contact Eileen Hanavan at eileen.hanavan@aspca.org or 212-876-7700 ext. 4134, or visit the ASPCA website. http:/… – See more at: http://www.animalalliancenyc.org/events/adoption.htm#sthash.VwwoLb7i.dpuf The post ASPCA: Cat Adoption Event appeared first on Brooklyn for Pets.
  • Park Slope Resident Talks Cat Rituals and Helping Strays

    Guest Blogger
    26 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    Our guest blogger, Ellen, a Park Slope resident, has had either a cat or a dog throughout her adult life, and each pet has had its own personality. Here she talks about one of her current cats and the stray cats that come to her window. My last few cats have had very distinct and specific habits. My siamese, who sadly died suddenly in September, loved to sit on the kitchen table. In the morning he would expect some milk or half and half in a little stainless steel dish. Each human meal was ‘interviewed’ by him. Chicken and steak were quite acceptable in small cut-up pieces on…
  • ASPCA’s Low-Cost Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic (Red Hook)

    Brooklyn for Pets
    24 Jun 2015 | 1:29 pm
    ASPCA has partnered with the NYC Department of Mental Health & Hygiene to provide free spay/neuter services for low-income residents of the five boroughs of NYC. ASPCA’s Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic will be in Red Hook on Wednesday, June 24th at 7:00 am. Low-income pet parents in New York City’s five boroughs with proof of public assistance such as welfare, Medicaid, Medicare, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), disability, food stamps, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or public housing qualify for heavily subsidized spay/neuter services for their cat or dog.
  • Kevin’s Corner: Learning Pet CPR and First Aid

    Allison H
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    During the week, I’m the last to leave for work, and Kevin and I have settled into a morning routine. While I get ready, he enjoys some leisurely time on my bed, staring out the window, until he gets antsy for our walk. He also wants to try munching on the bread that the lady upstairs likes to throw onto the sidewalk for the birds. One morning, as we were heading back inside, Kevin made a break for the bread. I wasn’t holding the leash tight enough and he took off, tripping over his little puppy feet and tumbling down the stoop. He got up, limping and crying (but still in…
  • How Long Do Puppies Teeth For?

    Anthony Newman
    23 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    Q: How long do puppies usually teeth for? What can you give them so they’re not chewing on shoes or trying to bite your hand all the time? A: An important but oft-conflated distinction is the difference between teething/chewing and so-called “mouthing”. Teething or just normal dog chewing (most dogs will need to get out their chewing urges for the duration of their lives) requires healthy, safe chewing outlets such as antlers or bully sticks (supervised). When your puppy is destroying your shoes or legs of your chairs, that’s what they need. However, when your puppy is trying to…
 
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  • How to Hire the Right Dog Walker

    Anthony Lunetta
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:47 am
    If you are like most people, you may not have enough hours in your day to get everything done. This may include making sure that your pet gets enough exercise. This is where a dog walker comes in. However, you should know that not all dog walkers are created equal. Some are more experienced and […] The post How to Hire the Right Dog Walker appeared first on Lifestyle Pets | All For Paws.
  • The Sphynx Cat: A Hairless Wonder

    Anthony Lunetta
    26 Jun 2015 | 3:36 am
    The most rare and unusual cat on the block, the Sphynx has an unforgettable appearance. The most mentionable aspect is that it doesn’t have a coat of fur like other cats do. Nearly hairless, Sphynx cats may be covered with a fine, peach-like fuzz on their skin, and that is all. They may or may […] The post The Sphynx Cat: A Hairless Wonder appeared first on Lifestyle Pets | All For Paws.
  • A Cat Adopts a Baby Rabbit

    Anthony Lunetta
    25 Jun 2015 | 10:03 am
    A cat adopted a baby rabbit and takes care of it as its own, Awesome and amazing story of the world of animals.   The post A Cat Adopts a Baby Rabbit appeared first on Lifestyle Pets | All For Paws.
  • How to Find the Right No-Kill Pet Shelter near You

    Anthony Lunetta
    25 Jun 2015 | 6:37 am
    Clearly, the most ethical choice for animals is a no kill shelter. Although they are only allowed to accept “adoptable” pets, they are often privately owned and operated by compassionate individuals. These not-for-profit entities are focused on treating animals for medical problems and getting them into a home, whatever it takes. No Kill Network As […] The post How to Find the Right No-Kill Pet Shelter near You appeared first on Lifestyle Pets | All For Paws.
  • How to Interview a Pet Sitter

    Anthony Lunetta
    25 Jun 2015 | 3:29 am
    There are many things to think about when you are looking for the right sitter for your precious pet. Let’s take a look at some things you need to find out from your potential pet sitter. Don’t be afraid to ask plenty of questions. It is better to select a professional pet sitting service, rather […] The post How to Interview a Pet Sitter appeared first on Lifestyle Pets | All For Paws.
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