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  • Hormones, Nest Seeking and Aggression in Parrots

    Blog.birdsupplies.com
    Diane Burroughs
    8 Mar 2014 | 10:16 am
    The Search for a Suitable Nesting Cavity (bird soliciting courtship) Have you found your bird hiding out in small, dark places?  If other in home conditions including lighting and diet are just right, your bird may be looking for a nesting spot. Their hormonal clock may already be thrown off with lack of sleep and […] The post Hormones, Nest Seeking and Aggression in Parrots appeared first on Blog.birdsupplies.com.
  • Pets & Crowdfunding: Successful Pet Projects Funded on Kickstarter

    PetRelocation.com Blog
    Caitlin Moore
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:45 am
    Pet products are getting fancier and more interesting all the time, especially with the help of crowdsourcing techniques that help get zany-sounding and/or expensive ideas off the ground. We've come across a few especially cool projects lately that have been made possible with the help of Kickstarter. Take a look...   Starting at the top: Petcube is the highest funded pet-related project on Kickstarter to date, having raised around $250,000. Intended for people/pets who suffer from separation anxiety (or just miss each other when they're apart), this high-tech box allows pet…
  • How To Save On Veterinary Bills

    The Dog Blog
    Laura Potts
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:40 am
    Having any kind of pet comes with a price tag, but here are a few ways to keep your dog out of the vet’s office - or at least to keep the bills down if they do end up there. 1. Household Safety Whether you’re considering bringing a new pup into your home or you’ve had an energetic dog for years, there are a few common safety precautions to take in order to keep them healthy and out of harm. Dogs are prone to chewing or eating things that can land them in front of a vet, so be sure to pooch-proof both inside (wires, curtain cords, small items such as socks and children’s toys,…
  • Tail Injuries in Reptiles

    The Pet Wiki - New pages [en]
    Mamairis
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:10 am
    Mamairis: Most reptiles rely on their tails for balance especially when climbing. When injuries occur, whether accidental or otherwise, it is cause for concern as it may limit the reptile's ability to function normally. Tails are sometimes damaged when another creature bites or chews on them, a heavy object falls on them or a door closes catching the tail. The injury can be temporary or permanent. If infection occurs or the injury is too great to repair, surgery may be necessary resulting sometimes in amputation of the tail. Depending on how serious the injury is, you may be able to treat it…
  • Gus The Pit Bull: Can A Dog That's Attacked REALLY Reform?

    The SmartLiving Network Pets Portal
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:07 am
    The case surrounding Gus the Pit Bull raises important questions about canine aggression.
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  • Woody Harrelson Joins Campaign to End the Bloody Ivory Trade

    jb
    3 Apr 2014 | 11:10 am
    Hawaii resident and star of celebrated series True Detective Woody Harrelson is urging lawmakers to end the ivory trade in the Aloha state. Harrelson joins The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International in their work to...
  • Cats making themselves at home–what they do best

    jb
    3 Apr 2014 | 10:53 am
    We all enjoy fun cat photos, and we know those funny furballs enjoy getting themselves tucked into tight spots and tiny cardboard boxes. We came across several on BlazePress and of course are always adding cat photo pins to our...
  • How does your state rank for animal protection laws?

    jb
    6 Feb 2014 | 10:24 am
    With the news buzzing about the stray dog culling program in Sochi for the Olympic Winter Games, it was nice timing to come across HSUS's 2013 state ranking for animal protection. California wins the top spot with a score of...
  • Nonsurgical neutering drug on the horizon

    jb
    17 Jan 2014 | 11:36 am
    Zeuterin, an injection of zinc gluconate and arginine, could soon offer U.S. veterinarians a new way to sterilize dogs. One of a number of nonsurgical options gaining interest, Zeuterin is injected directly into the testicles, and trials indicate it is...
  • Max and Bella Are The Most Popular Dog Names in 2013

    jb
    10 Jan 2014 | 11:07 am
    The name Bella was good enough for the heroine of the popular Twilight book and movie franchise and apparently it's good enough for thousands of dog owners too. They made it the most popular dog name of 2013, a survey...
 
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    PetsitUSA Blog

  • Pet Food Recall: The Robert Abady Dog Food Co., LLC

    Ryan
    10 Apr 2014 | 5:37 pm
    The Robert Abady Dog Food Co., LLC is recalling select boxes of Abady Highest Quality Maintenance & Growth Formula for Cats.  The recall is due the risk of salmonella.  The products are described in the FDA recall statement.  “The product comes in a 2 lb, 5 lb & 15 lb, corrugated boxes with plastic liners marked with lot # 14029/21 stamped on the right side top of the box.” There have not been any illnesses reported so far.  The official FDA statement can be found here.
  • New Pet Sitters Looking for a Membership Discount?

    Ryan
    8 Mar 2014 | 3:20 pm
    Over the past month or so PetsitUSA has undergone some reworking.  You may not notice the differences, but the coding will make the site more secure and increase search engine rankings.  If you are looking to join, then you can get a discount by submitting blog posts about pet sitting.  These posts will also help increase the city rankings. There have been some great contributions over the past few months.  This offer was made in the fall, and it resulted in some excellent posts.  It would be great to have some new voices!
  • JUST ONE WEEK AWAY – South Jersey’s First Pet Symposium – “Integrative Care & Responsible Pet Parenting”

    Lori Genstein, I've Got the 'Scoop'!, LLC
    24 Feb 2014 | 6:47 pm
    South Jersey’s First Pet Symposium – “Integrative Care & Responsible Pet Parenting”                                                      Saturday, April 5th, 2014, 12:00 – 5:00 at the Palmyra Community Center, 30 W. Broad Street, Palmyra, NJ 08065      Directions JUST 1 WEEK AWAY… HAVE YOU PURCHASED YOUR TICKETS YET??? What an incredible day of community outreach for pet parents, pet sitters, fosters, rescues, shelters, and anyone working with and/or loving animals.  Anyone affiliated with a rescue, shelter, or animal…
  • Pet Insurance 101: What to Look for in a Provider

    Ryan
    14 Feb 2014 | 4:29 pm
    An article from Petplan: Pet insurance is designed to safeguard you against a major financial loss if your pet ever has an accident or becomes ill. It’s a sound investment for your furry family, but it is important to fully understand the product before you buy. To get the best value from a pet insurance policy, pick a comprehensive plan that includes both accident and illness coverage. The point of pet insurance is to protect you against the unexpected; having to guess whether your pet is more likely to suffer an accident or an illness is a recipe for disaster. Make sure all hereditary…
  • Pet Food Recall: Pro-Pet LLC Recalls Limited Products

    Ryan
    6 Feb 2014 | 5:18 pm
    Pro-Pet LLC has recalled a limited number of dog and cat food products.  The recall is due to the possibility of salmonella contamination.  The recall only includes products that were made during a two day period.  The list of products is below.  You can find the original FDA report here. Product Best By Lot Code UPC Number 40 lb Hubbard Life Happy Hound Dog Food 05 06 14 096 13 SM L2 2A 1219033878 40 lb Hubbard Life Happy Hound Dog Food 05 06 14 096 13 SM L2 1A 1219033878 18 lb Hubbard Life Cat Stars Cat Food 05 06 14 096 13 SM L2 1A 1219033873 40 lb Hubbard Life Maintenance Dog Food 05…
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    The Pet Blog Lady - Celebrating Our Pets

  • My Addiction to Marmots - Getting My Spring Fix

    The Pet Blog Lady
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:45 pm
    Many of you know I have a thing for squirrels.  Always have and always will.  (On a side note: The second week in October is always Squirrel Awareness Week, which is a very exciting time for this pet blogger.  Right up there with Christmas and February 15th, which is 1/2 off Valentines Candy Day)  Imagine my sheer delight when I just recently found out that marmots are in fact large squirrels in the genus Marmota.  Who knew?!  I do now! Recently I visited our wonderful Allan Brooks Nature Centre where every Spring I stop in to get my marmot fix.  Thoughout the summer I'll…
 
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    Embrace Pet Insurance Blog

  • Podcast: Dr Patrick Mahaney talks on maximizing your pet's overall health

    Laura
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Dr Patrick and I talk about pet health and we kick things off by going over Dr Patrick's top three things a pet owner can do to maximize her pet’s health. We also discuss the following questions: Jenny: perhaps Dr Patrick could give us more information on reverse sneezing? I was at a clinic the other day where a client came in as an emergency because he didn't know what was happening. I know how scary it can be if a client is not familiar with this. Laura: do we need to worry about our pets’ mental health? We often talk about their physical health but do we need to worry about their…
  • Guest Post: We Miss the Cats

    Laura
    9 Apr 2014 | 1:56 pm
    We miss the cats… Cats are unique in so many ways. Cats are an enigma. Cats appear so independent. They take care of themselves. Dogs are just out there. What you see is what you get. Dogs are needier then cats. You often know day one when your dog is sick (my wife says dogs are like guys, I don’t see it). Dogs also are more specific in the signs and they show us where they hurt.  Not cats! Are ya kiddin' me?! Cats are the great pretenders and compensators. This is a survival instinct.  If cats would show illness in the wild, they would be the first to be preyed upon. They will hide…
  • April is Pet Health Month at Embrace Pet Insurance

    Laura
    6 Apr 2014 | 11:13 am
    Even though you might have pet insurance to protect against costs from unexpected health events, the ideal situation is that your pet has no unexpected health events at all. Wouldn't that be nice? To that effect, we're focusing this month on overall pet health and preventing health events as best we can. And while we are talking of pet health this month, here are some excellent articles on the Embrace pet health site, The Water Bowl A well-stocked canine first aid kit Preventing Cancer With Your Pet’s Diet 10 Best Supplements for Dogs and Cats Bloat in Dogs – Do You Dread It? And…
  • Guest Post: Dr Rex Riggs on critical thinking and pet food

    Laura
    19 Mar 2014 | 6:36 pm
    Wow, how many dog and cat foods are out there now!  Did you know, in our grocery stores, pet food is the number one grossing item?  It outsells the next 6 items combined!  In 2013, dog and cat owners in the United States, spent $21,000,000 dollars on food. Twenty one million dollars! Dog and cat food is BIG business. So it no wonder that the number of companies making pet food has exploded.  Some of these foods are good, some are heavily marketed with unsubstantiated claims.  Buyer beware. What do they say about opinions?  Everyone has one.  I hear all the time, “my brother’s…
  • Podcast: Pet Nutrition with Dr Patrick Mahaney

    Laura
    11 Mar 2014 | 2:35 pm
    I love talking pet nutrition with Dr Patrick Mahaney. There is always something new to learn. This month, we cover the following questions: How can I find a good guide for the number of calories my cats should eat per day. One goes out when there’s no polar vortex outside, the other two stay in. I don’t believe the suggested amounts on the food bags and cans I buy. Are there any other options besides prescription diets for pets with renal/kidney issues (c/d, s/d)? I'd really prefer to feed something that is healthier but will also help with struvite/oxolate crystals. Can you comment on…
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    Art Dog Blog

  • Mosaic Monday / Working in A Series

    7 Apr 2014 | 9:33 am
    Well it is official ... I have started a new series with my Robot butterfly mosaics. I have not finished my first one and I have started 2 more. As an artist I have always enjoyed working in a series, and as a result people typically will recognize my style and my work when they see it.Later this summer I will be teaching a class at the Creative Arts Center in Dallas for mosaic artists on the very subject of working in a series. I often see mosaic artists labor for months and months on one project, say a bird or a landscape and then when they are finished they are so ready to move on and do…
  • Boston Terrier Art

    26 Mar 2014 | 11:13 am
    I love working on Boston Terriers. Today I just proofed Miss Gracie. I have one other Boston to work on this week and a cow dog for a terrific repeat client. Things are a little slow this month, but I am excited about the portrait projects I have in house and I am happy to have some great quality photos to play with.I will post a few images of Gracie's pet portrait proofs and a couple of Boston Terrier Videos. "Gracie"© rebecca collins / artpaw.com"Gracie"© rebecca collins / artpaw.com This movie shows all of the many proofing options that I showed to my client. In this movie I talk about a…
  • An Artist Lives Here / The Bower Bird

    25 Mar 2014 | 12:35 pm
    I have always thought that if I was going to be a bird I would be a red tailed hawk because when I see them they take my breath away, they are my favorite feathered friend here in East Dallas. With that said, today while listening to NPR I discovered a bird that I may truly have the most kinship to and that is the male Bower Bird.  He is an artist and an interior decorator. Although their distribution is centered on the tropical regions of New Guinea and northern Australia, some species extend into central, western, and southeastern Australia. They occupy a range of different habitats,…
  • Mosaic Monday / Xerces Blue Beta An Artificial Pollinator

    17 Mar 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Xerces Blue Beta / An Artificial PollinatorWork In Progress© rebecca collinsWell I am working on my Salon piece for the Sama convention in late April. For over a year I have wanted to do a mechanical looking Robot Butterfly and I have finally started on one. I did a few hours of research on-line before starting this project and my surfing really drove a lot of choices on this piece. I knew before I started that I wanted to create more than just a pretty mosaic butterfly since there are so many wonderful ones out there already. I wanted something edgier and when I discovered that scientists…
  • Robot Invasion Workshop

    14 Mar 2014 | 10:20 am
     Robot Collage ClassMaterials : Recycled packaging, metal eyelets, cardboard, spray paint, metal washers, found objects, gems, glue.Yesterday I taught a class over at Pigment School of the Arts here in Dallas. It was a kid's workshop and I had 5 students that varied in age. We had a lot of fun and I was very impressed with all of the creativity and imagination these young artists demonstrated.   The kids were all a breeze to work with, they were each very focused and enthusiastic. Here is a real quick little slideshow I created with some cell phone pics of our projects. My…
 
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    Terrierman's Daily Dose

  • Why Color is Good on a Jack Russell Terrier

    PBurns
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:52 pm
    sourceJack Russell Terriers are defined as being more than 51% white.How much more than 51% white is a matter of preference and genetics.Color distribution on the coat of Jack Russell terriers is not random.In fact, the creep of whiteness and the addition of color tends to follow clear patterns. As the good people at doggenetics in the U.K. explain:Whichever white pattern a dog has, its white will always follow the same rules of spread. White starts on the farthest "edges" of the dog - the tail tip, the tip of the muzzle, the paws and the tip of the breastbone. This is known as…
  • What Is It?

    PBurns
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:17 am
    Post your answers in the comments.From: Terrierman's Daily Dose To order the book. web site.
  • Coffee and Provocation

    PBurns
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:51 am
    One Third of U.S. Seafood Is Caught Illegally?Unregulated overfishing is killing our oceans, same as unregulated hunting once killed off the bison. Now a new study shows that one-third of all seafood sold in the U.S. is caught illegally. One more reason to say no to fish unless you catch it yourself.Coffee is a Gateway Drug to Integrity?If you get too little sleep, you may be prone to ethical lapses... unless you drink coffee."Kennel Mental" Happens to Humans TooIf you think kenneling is bad for dogs, be advised that it is no better for humans in prison. "The more one is utterly alone,…
  • HBO Looks at Deformed Dogs as "Sport"

    PBurns
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:30 pm
    HBO Sports called me back in January. They wanted to talk about dog showing as sport. As sport! As I noted at the time: Dog shows are not a SPORT. They are a competition, but they are not one in which the dog or the owner is showing any athleticism, nor any expertise, nor much of any skill, unless you consider paying other people to walk your dog around a ring and brush and cut the hair to hide all faults a special skill, in which case I can hardly wait to see the "Wide World of Hair Dressing." To be clear, at the top of the AKC dog showing game, the owner is often not the breeder, and the…
  • Rock Hard Abs Made with Purina and Water

    PBurns
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:01 am
    From: Terrierman's Daily Dose To order the book. web site.
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    Dogs Trust

  • 'Dog Walking' by Brian Owen

    Billy Bob
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:35 am
    In March, Brian Owen (BPO Songs) contacted us with the very kind offer of giving us the use of his song 'Dog Walking' which is probably already stuck in your head after listening to it just once! It's a lovely song, written and sung from the heart. All of the dogs featured in the video we have accompanied Brian's song with are past and present Dogs Trust residents!We asked Brian if we would mind setting the scene for how 'Dog Walking' came about... How did the song come about? My wife and I have had dogs since 1988. Originally we had our beloved Pointers, Feargal and then Jacob, and…
  • Loughborough BLT Event

    Billy Bob
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:44 am
    On Saturday we held a Bullbreeds and Lurchers Tea Party, hence BLT! (did you see what we did there?) Heather, one of our Training and Behaviour Advisors, wanted to highlight these breed types to our customers and dispel some of the myths people have about them. It was also a great excuse for our dogs to meet new friends, and get lots of biccies!Tablecloths on, china dusted off and the tea poured. Our lovely volunteers arrived at 11.30 and promptly arranged the biscuits for the human guests. Heather had even done some home baking, not for the humans but the dogs this time! On the menu were…
  • A Night at the Gallery

    Billy Bob
    21 Mar 2014 | 7:17 am
    I was honoured to be invited to the launch of ‘The Company of Dogs’ exhibition last night (20th March 2014). Rosie FortescueAmanda AbbingtonThe exhibition is a joint venture with PetsPyjamas and animal portrait photographer Gerrard Gethings. We were lucky to be asked to provide 20 of our own lovely dogs - who at the time were all looking for homes - to be photographed and displayed along with the many cute pooches belonging to some very famous faces! I had, of course, seen the pictures before the exhibition but nothing can prepare you for the grandeur of seeing them framed and pride…
  • Mary and Kimmy - by Artist Zoe Day!

    Billy Bob
    18 Mar 2014 | 7:49 am
    In February we ran a Facebook competition to win a portrait of you and your dog worth £1500 hand painted by the wonderful Artist Zoe Day. The correct answer to the question: 'Which famous painting has this snapshot been taken from?' was The Rat-Catcher and his Dogs by Thomas Woodward. Well done to all those who got it right!The lucky WINNER of this competition was Mary Richards and her lovely ten year old rescue dog Kimmy! The amazing portrait of our winners by Zoe Day can be seen below. Mary was unsurprisingly very pleased with it! To see more of Zoe's amazing work please…
  • Dogmobile: March 2014

    Billy Bob
    18 Mar 2014 | 7:46 am
    2014 Dogmobile Well, hasn’t 2014 started off strong, LITERALLY I mean, with the weather. Pheew! Somehow the Dogmobile has managed to miss any real flooded areas so far with our venues, but we have been blown about a bit. Good job we’ve got lots of rope to hold our canopy down.Rather than chunter on about what we’ve done so far this year, I thought a few pictures would tell the story just as well.Enjoy! At Asda in Sittingbourne.A wet day at Kings Heath, Birmingham.Kings Heath Village Square.Hanging on in the gales!Rugby Clocktower.Doggy donations from lovely Waitrose Salisbury…
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    The Scoop | The Scoop

  • Hank the Milwaukee Brewers Mascot Gets a Doghouse

    22 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    You've might have heard of Hank, the Milwaukee Brewers furry mascot. We wrote about him when he was just a beaten-down stray who wandered on the Brewers spring training camp in Arizona looking for a shot. He got one. He made his mark. The brass called him up to the big leagues and shipped him to Milwaukee with the squad. The rest is history. Toast of the town, all that.  Standing ovations? Check.  Bobblehead Hank doll? Check. Stuffed likeness? Check, check, check and check: The Brewers won-loss record is now 15 and 5. First place in the National League Central and the best record of…
  • Not Again! Dogs in Danger as More Poison Meatballs Show Up Near Boulder, Colorado

    21 Apr 2014 | 1:30 pm
    What kind of person goes out of their way to randomly poison dogs, for no apparent reason at all? Twice in the past year, Michael Leaverton has written about how poisoned meatballs were showing up in San Francisco parks and along sidewalks. In July 2013 and February of this year, hundreds of meatballs laced with rat poison were found scattered around the Twin Peaks and Diamond Heights neighborhoods of San Francisco. That was bad enough, but apparently the story doesn't end there. Last week, identical meatballs were found in a park in Gunbarrel, Colorado, a rural community near Boulder. At…
  • Jess the Border Collie Punctured Car Tires for Six Months

    21 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    For six months, someone was vandalizing cars in Brampton, Cumbria, puncturing tires and causing the dreaded slow leak, leaving motorists stranded and police taking off their caps and scratching their heads. Residents were so outraged they set up a surveillance camera to catch the villain.  "I was having to replace car tires every couple of weeks," said a mechanic at a local car garage, according to the Daily Mail. "Everyone thought it was someone with a knife." God knows why they didn't look at a dog first. Because it was a dog. A dog was puncturing tires for six months before anyone…
  • Big Changes: An Update on Obie, the 71-Pound Dachshund

    21 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Share this image You remember Obie, don't you? Obie made his debut as a 71-pound Dachshund. Now, I'm all for body acceptance and believe lots of different body types can be healthy at lots of different weights. Yet little Obie displayed health issues related to his weight because -- after all -- he's a Dachshund, and Doxies normally weigh about 30 pounds. Obie's atypical weight earned him guest spots on television shows, and the question on everyone's mind was, "How did Obie get so big?" Share this image Poor Obie! Share this image Obie had once belonged to an elderly couple who couldn't…
  • This Bonehead Lit a Dog on Fire -- and Then Wanted Her Back!

    18 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Editor's note: The first couple of photos below are pretty graphic, so viewer discretion is advised. In March, someone doused a puppy named Hope, a Shar-Pei mix, in kerosene, lit a match, and threw it on her. She was chained up in the yard of a man named Larry Wallace. He was home; a neighborhood boy said later that he noticed a dog on fire and rolling on the ground, and then he saw Wallace throw water on the dog.  Hope had burns covering half her body. Authorities arrived and the dog was brought to BluePearl Veterinary in Tampa. Share this image Share this image "She won't be…
 
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  • Have A Blessed Easter

    pet
    20 Apr 2014 | 7:16 am
    This is the feast of victory for our God. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. Worthy is Christ, the Lamb who was slain, whose blood set us free to be people of God. This is the feast of victory for our God. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. Power, riches, wisdom and strength, and honor, blessing, and glory are His. This is the feast of victory for our God. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. Sing with all the people of God, and join in the hymn of all creation. Blessing, honor, glory, and might be to God and the Lamb forever. Amen. This is the feast of victory for our God. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. For…
  • Good Friday-2014

    pet
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:28 pm
    In Romans 5:7-8, Paul declares… “Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. (8) But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” The Crucifixion: Matthew 27:35-37 (NIV) 35 When they had crucified him, they divided up his clothes by casting lots. 36 And sitting down, they kept watch over him there. 37 Above his head they placed the written charge against him: this is jesus, the king of the jews. Matthew 27:45-53 (NIV) The Death of Jesus 45 From noon until three…
  • Happy Tax Day!

    pet
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:08 pm
    Thanks to Senator Ted Cruz Click photo for full size. The post Happy Tax Day! appeared first on .
  • Unthinking Obedience

    pet
    8 Apr 2014 | 9:16 am
    Thomas Jefferson: When government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. Thanks to theblacksphere.net When we quit questioning the “TRUTH” of what we are told, when we accept government lies, when we go along to get along, we will end up like This! I have been watching the promise of Obama to fundamentally change the USA evolve for 5 long years, our family has cringed in horror and disbelief while the socialist policies of “The Transformation’s” have ATTEMPTED to be pushed and shoved down our throats to our very…
  • Finally-Friday-SirWoody and SonnyBob

    pet
    28 Mar 2014 | 12:30 pm
    It’s Friday, and TheMasterOfTheUniverse(TMOTU) is really sick. He has pneumonia and a kidney infection.. Prayers and purrs requested please. SirWoody and SonnyBob lay out in the sunshine on Finally Friday. For Friday Linkies visit TheCatBlogoSphere Join Rascal and Rocco’s Pet Parade. The post Finally-Friday-SirWoody and SonnyBob appeared first on .
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    Scratchings-and-Sniffings

  • Wordless Wednesday: Olive and Emily Love Molly

    Yvonne DiVita
    2 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    I am not sure Olive and Emily actually LOVE Molly, but they do find her fascinating. All the dogs do. Chloe's little Onyx thinks she's just amazing...he would like to adopt her. But, she's OUR kitty. She is staying put! I see it. It's a foot. A dog's foot. Would you like it as a souvenir? She hissed at me, Mom. I wasn't doing nuthing! Just sniffing her butt.
  • In Honor of a Wondrous Creature Named Chester

    Yvonne DiVita
    30 Mar 2014 | 9:00 am
    He came into our lives in the usual way... through adoption. We don't mind folks who prefer puppies or pets from a litter in the neighborhood. We don't mind folks who love breeds - we love breeds, too. We don't even mind folks who raise show dogs. We have high regard for those dedicated people who give their show dogs the same love and attention we give our shelter dogs. But, in the end, we always turn to shelters for our first look... and we are never disappointed. Chester was the one in a million. He was so quiet and unassuming, we were drawn to those droopy eyes and the intelligence we…
  • The Wonder of It All

    Yvonne DiVita
    28 Mar 2014 | 4:00 am
    Do you ever wonder... why some people are needlessly cruel? Do you ever wonder... why some people seem to be 'nice' but go behind your back and make snide remarks or worse, call you names and tell stories that aren't true, about you? Do you ever wonder... why we consider ourselves a civilized society (we being 'people' the world over, not just in the U.S.), and yet, we turn our heads when we see animals being abused or neglected, as if, somehow, animals aren't worthy of our attenion? I wonder these things, and more. I wonder how a society based on material possessions, like the one I live in,…
  • Does it bite? Wordless Wednesday

    Yvonne DiVita
    26 Mar 2014 | 9:19 am
    Chester and Emily stalk the killer balloon in the backyard! (apparently someone in the neigborhood had a birthday party over the weekend and this floated into our yard...gave the dogs quite a start!)
  • Oh the puppies and kitties we have!

    Yvonne DiVita
    21 Mar 2014 | 4:00 am
    Molly hanging around upstairs... Our Molly came up in the middle of the night last night, and meowed outside our bedroom door. The only other time she's done this is when we first moved into our new home. (have I told you how much I love my new home?) We have tried tempting her to come up and sit with us, or enjoy the sun coming in the windows, or watch the birds and squirrels...but she's having none of that. She has decided the upstairs is the domain of the dogs. And, the basement is hers. Mind you, she has a ton of space down there. More than she had at our old house. We have a full,…
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    The Poodle (and Dog) Blog

  • Gracie, An English Bull Terrier—A Book Review

    Jan
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:25 am
    Gracie, An English Bull Terrier, a Handbook for Being Dog’s Best Friend by Christy Oslund One of the perks of writing a dog blog is receiving dog and animal books to read and review. I felt a connection with the author from the beginning of this book, but about halfway through, this sentence in her discussion of characteristics of various dog breeds struck home: Miniature Poodle- the breed most likely to develop speech so that...
  • This is one of the worst online dating stories ever

    Jan
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    A unidentified woman in New Jersey who at least was smart enough to keep her name out of the press and off the internet met a man on a dating site. They went out for the first time on Thursday. Then for reasons known only to her, she took him back to her home. While she was out of the room, the man stole her dog Violet, a Yorkie valued at $4000, and a flat...
  • Rescued Chihuahua represents new beginning for elderly man

    Jan
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:13 pm
    When Iowan Hank Timmermans lost his wife of 60 years early this month, his house and life felt empty. He wanted something else alive in the house. The day after his wife was buried he and his daughter visited the humane society to search for a companion. After looking through the kennels without making a connection, he started to leave when he saw a 2-year-old Chihuahua behind a front desk where the staff was working...
  • Happy Easter

    Jan
    19 Apr 2014 | 8:53 am
    From the Poodles, the dogs, the cat, Jan and Vladimir Putin, Defender of Animals, and ruthless leader
  • Eddie the bomb sniffing military dog retires with full honors

    Jan
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:39 am
    Eddie, a 5-year-old Belgian Malinois, has earned a reputation as a hero in his short years in the military. His tour of duty included deployment to Afghanistan, where he was credited with saving an entire platoon. In May 2012 his platoon had completed a two hour foot patrol and had stopped to rest. When they got the command to move out, Eddie’s handler, Staff Sgt. Shannon Hutto, stood, but Eddie stayed. Thinking for a moment...
 
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    Raise a Green Dog!

  • Today is Earth Day! A great day to help your dog and the environment be more green and healthy.

    Johann The Dog
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:10 am
    Today is a very special day for us Green Dogs! It's Earth Day! What is Earth Day? "Earth Day is a day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's environment. It was founded by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in in 1970 and is celebrated in many... Visit my blog to read more! Woofs!
  • It's time for Spring cleaning for the health of your dog!

    Johann The Dog
    20 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    It's that time of year....warmer weather, lots more sunshine and more time outside having fun! Inside, however, with more sun you'll notice more dust bunnies, nose prints on the windows, and maybe even a little spider web on the lampshades. We all know what that means, right? It's time for... Visit my blog to read more! Woofs!
  • Enjoy a naturally fun, healthy Easter egg hunt with your dog?

    Johann The Dog
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:51 am
    Easter is almost here! One of the most prolific symbols of Easter are eggs, so why not enjoy a little Easter egg hunt with your dog? Egg shells are an excellent source of calcium and protein for your pet. And eggs themselves are a wonderful source of protein, too. So for Easter why not make... Visit my blog to read more! Woofs!
  • Welcome Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute to the RAGD Partner Pack!

    Johann The Dog
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Today we are very pleased to welcome Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute to the Raise A Green Dog Partner Pack! Over the years, I've participated in many holistic treatments from chiropractic to acupuncture to massage and more! Acupressure has always fascinated me, and Mum has wanted to learn... Visit my blog to read more! Woofs!
  • Start your lawn off on a healthy paw this spring! Go organic for the health of your dog.

    Johann The Dog
    2 Apr 2014 | 6:48 am
    It's that time of year! Time to get that lawn in shape for fun outdoors with your dogs! Over the years we've written a lot about the importance of organic lawn care for your dogs. Why? Because many individuals and organizations are finally beginning to prove that those chemical lawn care... Visit my blog to read more! Woofs!
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    Your Pet's Best Friend

  • Aural Hematoma repair question

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

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

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

    Doc
    28 May 2013 | 4:48 pm
    Here's a note from Pat: I've read so much I am sick. Rescued my shih tzu mix 7 months ago.  He was tested negative for heartworms by agency's vet. My vet did not retest (though he did health exam) until 6 months later, and he is positive. Vet gave me 2 options, suggesting we start with Heartguard. He has been on Trifexis since I have had him. I read that the fast kill drug may or may not be available? And that dog has to be crated for up to 9 months. I work and worry i wont be able to take care of him. And then he may die passing the worm anyhow.  I  cannot afford to leave…
  • Over-the-Counter Pain Medicines for Dogs? Not so much, no.

    Doc
    19 Apr 2013 | 4:58 pm
    Dogs tend to be good-natured and stoic, and often conceal their pain.Many times we find older patients who have really painful arthritis, and the owner describes the problem, as: “Well, he’s slowing down some. Just getting old.” A short round of anti-inflammatory pain medicine sometimes reveals that he wasn’t “just getting old” – he was hurting.You relieve the animal’s pain, and folks are calling me to say, “I’ve got my dog back”.Which is very cool. The other side of the coin is when the owner is pretty sure that the dog ishurting.When your canine buddy is hurting, you…
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    Lifestyle | Lifestyle

  • We Talk to Veronica Grey the Surf Lady and Her Dog, Flash

    22 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Veronica Grey is a pioneer in her field. Inside this iconic, exotic beauty is an old soul and a strong animal rights advocate. Because of her multi-award-winning environmental documentary Aqua Seafoam Shame and her tireless efforts to rid the oceans of plastic, Veronica has been called "The Surf Lady." Her passion extends to whale safety (focusing on the military using crippling sonar gun blasts, which causes the mammals to go deaf) and protecting people from sharks by inventing the first shark-repellent swimwear. There are also cool surfboards! Share this image Veronica…
  • 5 Reason Dogs Howl

    22 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    No matter where you live, you almost certainly have had the experience of being out on the stoop or porch late at night and hearing the unmistakable sound of dogs howling in the distance. Sometimes, I have the same thought as Bram Stoker’s famous vampire, "Listen to them -- the children of the night. What music they make!" That often leads me to think of Dracula's strange and threatening agenda, and I start to wonder if the howling dogs are, in fact, making music, or if they are plotting the overthrow of humanity and the establishment of universal dog empire. Share this image Tracing their…
  • Ask a Vet: How Much Should I Feed My Dog?

    22 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Over the years I have studied several subjects that sounded interesting at first but in fact turned out to be quite dull. My archaeology class in college was a stunning disappointment; the only things I really took away from that one were that Indiana Jones was not a true archaeologist, and that archaeology -- as practiced by my college professor -- is tedious and boring. My vet school reproduction class, as well, turned out to be nothing but a tedious study of hormone cycles, mostly in farm animals. Dogs and cats were covered only briefly, but at the time vet students were brainwashed with…
  • Fashion Photographer Paul Nathan Talks About His Latest Dog Book, "Groomed"

    21 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Is there an existential link between overly tattooed hipsters in Brooklyn and lavishly groomed dogs sporting high-end doggie designer fashion? The New York City-based photographer Paul Nathan believes so, having shot both subjects for recent book projects. "The underlying theme throughout all of my books and photography is identity and how transformation affects your identity," explains Paul, whose latest coffee-table tome is Groomed, which showcases primped Poodles and elaborately coiffed Cocker Spaniels. "That theme remains whether it's self-imposed like tattoos or a style imposed upon a…
  • Get to Know the Old English Sheepdog: Gray and White and Frizzed All Over

    21 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Like a cross between a panda and a dandelion, the Old English Sheepdog looks more like a stuffed animal than a working herding dog. But this is no dog you can put on a shelf. The Old English is energetic and smart. Share this image Old English Sheepdog by Shutterstock More interesting things about the Old English Sheepdog Initially called the shepherd's dog and bob-tailed sheepdog, it originated in the early to middle 1800s to drive sheep. Its ancestry is unknown, but may include the Bearded Collie and Russian Ovtcharka, among other breeds. Dogs, except for working dogs, were taxed at…
 
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    Wayne Pacelle: A Humane Nation

  • Creating Safer Communities for Cats and Wildlife

    Wayne Pacelle
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Every year, Spring delivers babies. And these newborn birds and mammals are particularly vulnerable to predators, including outdoor cats. Too often, folks have lined up on one side or the other – for feral cats or for wildlife.  John Harrison/THE HSUS Whether you’re a 'bird-person' or a 'cat-person' there is a common ground that will create safer communities for all animals. Here’s where we stand: We’re for both.  All animals deserve protection. And in terms of the debate and on-the-ground care of cats and wildlife, we have experts and professional staff in both realms…
  • The HSUS’ 2013 Annual Report: Helping Animals in Crisis, Driving Transformational Change

    Wayne Pacelle
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:11 am
    We are deep into 2014 already with several successes under our belt, including the defeat of the King amendment, major announcements from Smithfield Foods and Tyson Foods about phasing out gestation crates for breeding pigs, a ruling from a United Nations court reeling in Japan’s illegal whaling, and major gains in Congress on ending the use of chimpanzees in government laboratories and new prohibitions on attending animal fighting spectacles.  But 2013 didn’t turn that long ago, and today I release our annual report for last year on our accomplishments and activities.  As…
  • Discover Multiple Ways to Help The HSUS Fly

    Wayne Pacelle
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:24 pm
    So many people support The HSUS because we are the top animal-care provider in our field and also the most influential and impactful advocacy organization, battling against dogfighting, puppy mills, the trade in ivory and rhino horn, commercial whaling, factory farming, and so many other problems. Skymiles donations have helped staff travel on critical animal rescue missions, including puppy mill rescues But in addition to making a gift to The HSUS, you can help bolster programs with our corporate supporters. Over the past year, donations of Delta Airlines Skymiles have helped our staff…
  • Full-Court Press in the Courts

    Wayne Pacelle
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:58 am
    Back in the late 1950s, The HSUS printed this mission statement on its membership cards: “Every Field of Humane Work—EVERYWHERE."  But even our founders could not have anticipated how today The HSUS and its affiliates bring so many tools to the fight.  The recent landmark legal victory in the International Court of Justice against Japan’s commercial whaling activities in the Southern Ocean has had me thinking about our work in the courts. In 2005, my colleague Mike Markarian and I reached out to Jonathan Lovvorn, then an attorney at a public interest law firm, about heading…
  • Seal Slaughter Resumes in Canada

    Wayne Pacelle
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:31 am
    Canada’s bloody commercial seal slaughter resumed yesterday, although with many fewer boats and participants than in past years. The offseason fishermen who seek to kill seals do so only because the federal government provides subsidies to help buy up the pelts. But their actions lead to an extraordinary loss of life in this seal nursery.  Today, I offer my latest video blog and commentary.   You can help stop Canada’s senseless seal slaughter by making a donation to The HSUS’ Protect Seals campaign, which is hard at work to shut down the commercial sealing industry.
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    Dog Files

  • Museum Exhibit Shows Importance Of Dogs In Ancient Egyptian’s Lives

    Kenn Bell
    8 Apr 2014 | 8:28 am
    A Mummified Dog from Ancient Egypt. A fascinating exhibit of extraordinary artifacts of mummified animals, “Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt” is on display at the Bowers Museum, located in Santa Ana, California. Many species are on display including the beloved dog. Ancient Egyptians, including Kings so adored their dogs that many of were laid to rest eternally with them. Ancient Egyptian mummified dog head inside a sarcophaguses. Dogs played a role in Egyptians’ natural and supernatural worlds. Ancient Egyptian dogs were trusted to use their souls to carry sacred…
  • New Book, Decoding Your Dog, Will Help Give You And Your Pup A Happier Life!

    Kenn Bell
    20 Jan 2014 | 3:21 pm
    A great new book is out! It’s called Decoding Your Dog: The Ultimate Experts Explain Common Dog Behaviors and Reveal How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones. I found Chapter 4, Housetraining 101 – Do It Here, Do It Now of Decoding Your Dog to be quite informative and a motivator for me to address housetraining issues I have had with my two dachshunds, ages 10 and 5. I have a doggie door and a large backyard, yet they pee in the house often. After reading this chapter, I concluded that the possible reason or reasons could be: • Anxiety • Weather • Water • Attention…
  • Merry Christmas From Dog Files!

    Kenn Bell
    25 Dec 2013 | 5:38 am
    Dog Files wishes you and your family the greatest Christmas of all and an incredible 2014! Thanks for taking time out of your day all year to spend it with me (Kenn), Max and Remy. Hug your pooches for us! Merry Christmas! The post Merry Christmas From Dog Files! appeared first on Dog Files.
  • Beagle Detects Polar Bear Pregnancies

    Mary Dunn
    22 Nov 2013 | 9:09 am
    Elvis the Beagle uses his super-sniffer to detect polar bear pregnancies. Zoos around the country have a new tool to detect if they can expect the pitter patter of little bear cub paws. Elvis, age 2, has undergone a year of training in Kansas to be able to detect proteins found only in the stool of pregnant polar bears. So far, Elvis has an accuracy level of 97%! A Cincinnati Zoo animal conservation scientist had the idea of employing a dog for the detection job after reading about studies on being able to identify the scent of cancer through proteins found only in cancer cells. Could a dog…
  • Dog Rescued From Dump Climbs Everest For A Cause

    Mary Dunn
    20 Nov 2013 | 9:42 am
    A puppy rescued from a dump in India ascends to a base camp on Mount Everest. Even through the tears of tragedy, puppy breath can help heal a broken heart. Joanne Lefson, from South Africa, was visiting a donkey sanctuary she had started years ago at a Himalayan village in northern India. She was trying to recover from the tragic death of her dog, Oscar, that happened a few months earlier. Lefson and Oscar had documented adventures to more than 36 countries on their “World Woof Tour” in an effort highlight the plight of homeless dogs worldwide. This cause was close to their…
 
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    Earth Friendly Pet Supplies - GreatGreenPet.com

  • Wagging for Your Cause! Wagging Green Pet Fashions

    greenpet
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:10 pm
    The most style-conscious pets wear Wagging Green. These super stylish (and highly publicized) undyed pet fashions use special hand-stitched techniques to eliminate the use of dyes in these biodegradable bamboo creations! The eco friendly line of pet collars, leashes and even small doggie t-shirts are artfully crafted from 100% natural bamboo. This ethical fiber is famed for its natural antibacterial properties and easy care. Plus, donning your pet in these comfy duds aids in the well being of the rest of us. That’s right: Collections with nicknames such as Mod Dog, Fresh in the City and…
  • Soy Fabric Dog Harness

    greenpet
    20 Apr 2014 | 7:48 pm
    Soy fiber is one of the latest eco-friendly fabrics and is beautifully soft and strong. This simple dog harness is much softer than conventional harnesses and a beautiful mellow cranberry color. It fits dogs from 16 inches to 24 inches in girth. If you are looking for eco-friendly products that are kind to your pet this is a good choice. Soy is also known for its anti-bacterial properties so is great for dogs with sensitive skin too. Costs $17.99 at Amazon.
  • Eco Friendly Cat — NOT!!!

    greenpet
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:41 pm
  • primpin’ pooch pet shampoo

    greenpet
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:34 pm
    This primpin’ pet shampoo bar is a wonderfully natural way get your dog looking and smelling like a rose!! Handmade from olive, coconut, castor, palm, sweet almond and jojoba oils, this uncolored soap naturally cleans, nourishes and conditions your dog’s skin and coat, without using harsh detergents or chemicals. Essential oils of citronella, lemon eucalyptus, cedar wood and petitgrain dissuade fleas and ticks. Rinses out easier than liquid shampoos. Note: although this bar contains all natural ingredients, the essential oils are non-organic. $4.99 at Organic Gift Shop  …
  • Eco-Friendly “Claw” Cat Tree

    greenpet
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:19 pm
    “Claw” Cat Tree $84.00 from branchhome.com in a variety of colors Is your kitty a “Modernist” at heart? If so, this artfully designed cat tree by Susan Kralavec will send your cat into new heights of ecstasy. This claw cat tree is handmade by Everyday Studio in San Francisco and is made out of corrugated cardboard with at least 35% recycled content and is constructed with all non-toxic materials. They claim it is extremely sturdy and will stand up to your cats clawing for a very long time and if you like you can lightly sand the cardboard to get rid of scratch marks.
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    Newton - 1000 Goldens Project

  • Lessons Learned

    1000 Goldens
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:53 am
    Please always remember and never forget: Don't get overly confident that Spring has sprung and put your snow shovel away! Otherwise, you might wake up in the morning and find a couple inches of this stuff...
  • Do Your Feets Look Like This?

    1000 Goldens
    2 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    A miracle has occurred in our region and the snow is almost melted! It has resulted in a little stream running through the yard, that I find irresistible. Whenever possible I barrel though it like a lightning bolt, and the pleasure my humans have cleaning me up after the fact is truly immeasurable. I am thrilled to smell the smells of the earth again, and enjoy rubbing my snooter in it, as well as snacking on it too. Delicious! Once again the humans have been caught saying things like, "Lucky you are so cute Newton!"  We hope you are enjoying your Spring as much as me! In other news, we…
  • The Blueberry Ball

    1000 Goldens
    15 Mar 2014 | 9:02 am
    My Mom was thrilled to find a Kong Jumbler at the pet store for me. We have been searching a long time to find a replacement to my Pumpkin Ball (that gave me tons of fun until I ate it.) This is a great winter toy because it's easy to find in the snow, and we play a game called Driveway Bowling on the days when the snow is too deep for frolicking. We searched online to find places you can buy this if you're interested, but for some reason it only seems to be available at PetSmart. Newton gives this toy four paws up!!
  • Sticks and Snow

    1000 Goldens
    5 Mar 2014 | 4:02 am
    The endless winter continues at Casa Newton, leaving little news to report. At least the daylight is lasting longer, giving me more time to chew sticks and investigate snowbanks while the humans work on their firewood chores!
  • I Turned One Yesterday!

    1000 Goldens
    26 Feb 2014 | 3:54 am
    Yesterday I celebrated my first birthday. As the humans always say, time flies. My cousin Dugan sent me an awesome gift that was chock full of doggie treats and a Nylabone - I couldn't be more pleased! Mom baked me my favorite pumpkin flavored dog treats, and also got me some Nutro crunchy banana treats, deer antlers and something called a Jolly Ball. Since I destroy all toys within 15 minutes, they figured this ball was too big to fit in my mouth and might lead to success. So far it is still in one piece (minus the rope) and I've enjoyed playing soccer around the house! All in all I would…
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    PupStyle.com

  • Earth Friendly Dog Toys by West Paw Design

    dara
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:56 am
    In honor or earth day, treat your dog to a very cute and stylish organic hemp toy from West Paw Design.  Made from anti-microbial material and odor killing material, this toy looks FABULOUS on your floor and can be tossed in the wash for easy cleaning  $15.  
  • Step Aside Nanny Cam-Move Over For Petcube!

    dara
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:05 am
    Do you ever wonder what your dog is doing when you are at work? Is your new puppy eating the sofa? Is your dog sick but you can’t stay home? Perhaps your cat is quietly plotting world domination behind your back and you want to catch him in the action. Introducing Petcube, a new home tech gadget [...]
  • SUMMER PLAID TREND ALERT: Kane & Couture Boyfriend Plaid Shirt

    dara
    21 Apr 2014 | 11:49 am
    Pet fashion TREND ALERT for summer! The Plaid and Gingham trend that was so popular in the fall and winter continues into Spring. What’s exciting this season is the mix of FRESH citrus colors, with traditional plaid tones to create something totally modern and new. This cute Plaid and Gingham button down shirt by http://www.kaneandcouture.com hit it out [...]
  • Freshen Up A Collar For Spring With a Flower Accessory by DoGo

    dara
    4 Apr 2014 | 8:22 am
    DoGo’s EasyBow Flower 1 is a brilliant, affordable and very stylish way to update your dogs spring collar or harness.  Turn your tired winter collar or harness from drab to fab with a the easy velcro attachment of a colorful flower $14.oo.      
  • I Like Big Mutts Tote by Dog Is Good

    dara
    1 Apr 2014 | 6:09 pm
    Dog is good sent me this amazing, high quality tote “I like Big Mutts” canvas bag!! I attention every time I walk out of the house with it. It has a cool screen printed front and embroidered back. It’s a nice size for carrying a spring blanket and lunch to the park in with your [...]
 
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    Pets are Talking

  • 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…
  • It’s not so much the talking, it’s the listening

    admin
    30 Mar 2014 | 2:30 pm
    The new dog is in the back, Michelle texted. His name is Joplin. I let Lexie, Katin and Emilio out of their kennels and while they danced around and ran down the hall, I went to the back to let out Joplin. A little grey dog in a little red bandanna, Joplin was confused and a little scared. I am not supposed to be here, he said. I know. I said. This is temporary. He sat on my lap and gave kisses. He sent me mental pictures of a nubbly wool couch, and the soft hands of a woman. I don’t live in a cage. And I like these dogs, but I live in a house. I know. I said. I know. I volunteer for…
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    Bo Knows

  • Keeping Your Senior Dog Comfortable

    Lisa
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Last year we lost our 14-year-old dog, Copper. She was a great girl but her last few years she suffered a number of health issues.  She developed diabetes and required insulin shots twice a day, had trouble walking, and a  chronic cough along with some other health problems.  We did everything we could to keep her as comfortable and happy as possible.Some of these things were as easy as making sure she had the right medications and others involved making changes in our house to help her get around easier. As your dog gets older there are things you can do to accommodate their changing…
  • The 10 Smartest Dog Breeds

    Kensy
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:40 am
    Image: Hannamariah via ShutterstockThere’s an article on Pet 360 but nowhere do I see a Chowberger listed.  In case you don’t know what a Chowberger is it’s part chow, some leonberger, with a twist of retriever. That’s me, of course.  While the post may be interesting I cannot verify the accuracy because if I’m not on there who knows what else they left out. Woof! -Kensy, The Dog Sure your dog’s clever … but is she one of the smartest dog breeds out there? “While all dogs are smart, certain breeds are more intelligent at specific tasks than…
  • Service Dog Provides Comfort To Marathon Bombing Victims

    Lisa
    21 Apr 2014 | 7:16 am
    Services dogs are known for lending assistance with everyday tasks to those who are disabled but they do so much more.  The emotional support they provide is priceless. Here is the story of two of the Boston Marathon victims and how their dog has helped get them through some really tough times. At Monday’s Boston Marathon, many runners will be on the course to honor the 16 people who lost limbs in last year’s bombing. One married couple was among them: Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes.Among many dark stories of that day, theirs is among the darkest. They were newlyweds of just…
  • Puppy Mill Dog’s New Life

    Lisa
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:53 am
    We now have our third puppy mill dog, Bethany, who we adopted seven months ago.  When we adopted our first, Logan, we really didn’t know what a puppy mill was. That was back in 2009 and we learned so much since then. I spread the word as much as I can so that when folks see those adorable puppies at pet stores or from puppy mills they realize that there is so much more to it than just the cute face their looking at.Here’s the story of George.In March of 2011, Katie, a volunteer from Agape Animal Rescue, first met the little Shih Tzu named George who, unbeknownst to her, would…
  • Friday Funny

    Bo
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:49 am
    “Pleeze, like you’ve never had a bad hair day.”Have a great weekend.
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    The Food Bowl

  • Process Of Liposuction

    admin
    12 Apr 2014 | 11:43 pm
    Across the country, folks are getting liposuction as a way to manage greasy regions that don’t seem to go away with diet and exercise. This might be among the most misunderstood aspects of the process. It is not designed for people that are overweight and searching for a method to drop excess weight. It is not a short cut to a healthy weight. It was created for those people who have already lost weight or are pleased using their overall appearance, except in a couple of places. This is where the process will help. It can give you that last running leap, rounding out the equation and…
  • Hitting Two Birds With One Rock Gutter And Siding Inspection

    admin
    12 Apr 2014 | 11:43 pm
    Did winter even befall Lansing, Michigan this year? While the temperatures were moderate as well as the snow sparing, our equine friends still were able to grow some fuzzy coats for the season. As the weather continues to head toward summer, perhaps you are feeling inspired to do some spring cleaning, air out the barn and help your horse lose a few of this winter fuzz. If you must stock on supplies, Crest View Tack Shop in Mason is at the ready. My first goal every year is to freshen up the house. I open all the blinds, curtains, and even the doors to let just as much light radiate through…
  • Homeowners Are Able To Apply For Grants On Home Repair

    admin
    31 Jan 2014 | 8:48 pm
    Even though everyone has hopes of a roof occupation will go smoothly, particularly when the budget does not allow for hiring contractors, however there are some downfalls do-it-yourselfer should know about before starting. Despite that anyone can acquire the abilities vital for roofing repair and replacing, some issues happen consistently when professional contractors will not be involved. Below are a few roofing D.I.Y. suggestions to consider. A new RV AC unit is often the best choice for Airstream travel trailer owners with an old RV AC unit, as fixing the old AC unit may cost nearly up to…
  • Cleaning Gutters Using A Gutter Cleaning Tool

    admin
    31 Jan 2014 | 10:00 am
    Lawn Work. Landscaping jobs are everywhere through the year. Autumn and winter months leave dirty lawns and more work in relation to the public utilities companies can manage. Negotiate prices for storm cleanup. After acute rain storms, floods, and snow storms there is plenty of clean-up for an individual who owns a truck and chainsaw. Clearing land demands labor. Individuals affected by fallen trees, etc., are often left with the job of cleaning up. Even when insurance claims are involved folks have to pay out of pocket then get reimbursed. Offer lower prices that corporate cleanup to clear…
  • What Overly Huge Breast Augmentation

    admin
    30 Jan 2014 | 5:12 am
    Susie*, 34, moved to Orange County, California past year and along with her change of address came a change in bra size. How many women getting breast enlargements and face lifts has sextupled in the last ten years. Susie, also a mom of four, is one of over 250,000 women who had breast enlargement surgery last year. Normally, 15-minute sessions on each individual breast two times a day is recommended by most merchandise manufacturers. Of course the system is designed such that the more times you use it the better your results will be. Whenever you experience surgery, the chance of infection…
 
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    For the Love of the Dog

  • Flint – From Emaciated Stray to “Potato Dog”

    Deanna
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:10 pm
    Imagine driving down the street and seeing a dog in obviously desperate need of help; dirty, emaciated with ribs, hips and spine poking out, scuffed and scarred up, scared and in such sad shape that he’s practically oblivious to his surroundings just wandering down the street.  This is the beginning of Flint’s story, at least […]
  • Not Like Other Puppies… Lessons to Learn…

    Deanna
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:25 am
    Sometimes only a dog can understand or help you understand… There are really no words sometimes…there are some things you just have to feel with your heart and this one touches deep in its beauty…. <sniff, sniff> This is one of those pieces that no matter how many time I see it I just feel […]
  • Poison Meatballs Found in Gunbarrel Park, At Least Three Dogs Treated – VIDEO

    Deanna
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:47 pm
    You have to ask what kind of a sick “person” would leave poison meatballs in a park for innocent dogs to find but that’s exactly what someone did at a park in Boulder County, CO.  As of this writing, at least three dogs have been treated after eating the poisoned treats and more may have […]
  • Woman Finds Her Missing Dog Being Sold on Craigslist – VIDEO

    Deanna
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:26 am
    Can you imagine the horror of your dog going missing and in your search you find that your beloved furry family member is being sold on Craigslist?  Sarah Catano, Pueblo, CO, know exactly how it feels! When Sarah was going out of town she asked her brother to watch Mumble, her dog.  On Saturday morning […]
  • Toxic Treats Back on the Shelf Again – BEWARE!

    Deanna
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:14 am
    Yes, believe it or not those killer chicken jerky and other China made and sourced treats are back on store shelves again just waiting for their next victims! Several brands of chicken jerky treats were pulled from shelves more than a year ago after hundreds and hundreds of instances of mysterious illnesses of dogs and […]
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    Cat Advice | Paws and Effect

  • Take the #PawNatural Challenge: Go Green for Your Cat

    JaneA Kelley
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Having been raised by hippies, I emerged from my childhood with a pretty high degree of environmental consciousness. My family was reusing and recycling long before it was cool. Whether it was using newspapers and cardboard to help start a fire in the woodstove, washing out glass jars and using them for bulk food purchases at the local food co-op, or using food waste to create compost that would feed our garden the next year, there was no shortage of exposure to the benefits of walking lightly on the earth. Siouxsie approves of a greener life. The strange thing is that despite all this…
  • How Soon Is My Cat Going to Have Her Kittens?

    The Paws and Effect Gang
    20 Apr 2014 | 3:37 pm
    Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My little baby girl is pregnant. I am sure she is in the later stages of pregnancy but cannot be entirely sure, as I dont know when she caught pregnant. I am happy that she is pregnant and happy to have the kittens too. I just want to know how long before she will give birth. I’ve read the articles on this so I know what to expect. She is laying on her side a lot, and there is not much hair around her nipples. She is still eating a lot and drinking a lot too. She is asleep more then she is awake. When she is awake I have noticed she spends a…
  • Why Is My Cat Howling All the Time?

    The Paws and Effect Gang
    13 Apr 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My 1-year-old male kitten and I recently moved to a new home. In the past few days he has been meowing day and night — the only time he stops is when he’s sleeping. I don’t know what’s changed; we spent two weeks in this house almost a month ago and he did fine. I know he’s not bored because I play with him an hour or two every day, and I know he isn’t lonely because he went from being the only animal to living with another cat (female) and small dog (female) and I’m home all the time right now because…
  • It’s Only #PawNatural To Want To Give Your Cats The Best

    JaneA Kelley
    9 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    The esteemed and knowledgeable kitties of the Paws and Effect Gang don’t get to go outdoors and enjoy nature, but I do my best to bring nature to them in the form of a raw diet, herbal remedies, supplements and environmental enrichment. In order to do that successfully, I’ve learned a lot about what makes cats tick. The main reason I started writing Paws and Effect 11 years ago is because I wanted to share my knowledge with you so you can bring nature to your own cats. Siouxsie, Thomas and Bella don’t get to go outside, but they do have plenty of sun puddles to bathe in.
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    Talk2TheAnimals

  • Happy Earth Day!

    Janet Roper
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    Happy Earth Day! A day to celebrate Mother Earth and to realize that while we live on Her, we are also an extension of Her, a living, breathing, sentient part of Her. As are all the animals, plants, trees, stones, rivers (the list goes on and on) - all the sentient beings here on Mother Earth! As the Lakota people say – “Mitakuye Oyasin” – meaning we are ALL connected. ALL: meaning ALL sentient beings, not just all humans. Here at Talk2theAnimals we say “We All Do Better When ALL Creatures Do Better”. On this Earth Day, I invite you to step away from the…
  • Opening Your Heart

    Keri Kight
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:32 pm
    How do you choose to show love?  Are you open to accepting love in many forms? There’s this book that’s been floating around for a few years called The Five Love Languages.  If you haven’t heard of it, it’s about the 5 different ways that people show love, which include words of affirmation, acts of service, receiving gifts, quality time, and physical touch. When I read this book, it was a huge eye opener to how people show their love, and it especially helped me see the beauty of the different ways of expressing love. The last time I guested on Janet’s lovely…
  • Those Darling Starlings: The Red-Headed Stepchildren of the Bird World

    Gayle Nastasi
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Nothing gets my under-the-collar area hotter than hearing someone say, “I hate Starlings”. I’m normally a rather mild-mannered critter, shy to a fault, and prefer to fade quickly into the mist at any sign of confrontation. However, I’ve been known to go all Mama-Bird when I hear someone malign my darling Starlings. They truly are misunderstood little friends. Yes, I do know that they are a species not native to North America (as well as other areas of the world where they’ve hitch-hiked their way in). I also know they’re often blamed for things that are certainly not their fault,…
  • Everyone Is a Dr. Dolittle-in-Training

    Janet Roper
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:55 am
    A question recently posted in one of my Facebook groups caught my attention: “Who believes in spirit guides, angels, animal guides and how do you connect with them?” My answer: “Oh yes. Definitely. For me, it goes past belief to simply the way my life is and operates”. Which is very true. Animals, both in the physical and energetic realms, surround me wherever I go. A few years ago I was enjoying a massage, yet I couldn’t help but notice the masseuse was getting more and more perturbed the longer the massage went on. I finally asked her what was bothering her…
  • Dream and Dialog with Great White Egret

    Rahima Warren
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:30 pm
    DREAM: The Egret … walking on a path in a woods – thin, tall trees, not dense – with others.  Looking up, I see a large egret in a tree.  She is white and gold, white feathers edged in gold, then pure white.  She is clearly very Feminine. I am awe-struck and excitedly point her out to the others.  I have my arm raised toward her and she flies down and lands on my arm.  I am amazed and stunned.  Though large, she is not heavy and her claws only prick my arm lightly. DIALOG Rahima: OH! You are so Beautiful, so Graceful, so Feminine!  Thank you for coming to me in my dream this…
 
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  • Dogs Gone Green

    CeliaSue
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Earth Day is a good day to support eco friendly and green companies and organizations. Fido,  your best friend, will appreciate putting on the green, too Share Earth Day with Your Dog: Attend a dog-friendly Earth Day event Organize a dog park clean-up Take a nature hike on a dog-friendly trail Shampoo your furry friend with an eco friendly shampoo (organic, biodegradable) in a bone fido bottle, squish squish, even if your dog doesn’t like a bath, they’ll enjoy the suds, www.organicoscar.com Cook your hound one of the 125 yummy healthy homemade meals from the Healthy Hounds…
  • Fleas, fox tails and allergies, oh my

    CeliaSue
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:26 am
     Happy Holidays!!!   Well, this week Cici and I had a scary emergency and yesterday she had to have surgery. She has been itching again and I have not seen any fleas. But apparently there have been some. Maybe they are invisible? Well, she was scratching a lot and rolling on her back a lot, even on the concrete. And then she got all splotchy and blotchy and doing the zoomies in the house and being completely weird and whacko. She was going NUTS. And then, she scratched up the carpet by the front door. She has NEVER done that in all of the time I’ve had her (7 years!) and at 3 a.m.
  • Be the Change: Speak Out

    CeliaSue
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:45 am
    Animals cannot speak so it is important for us to be their voice If you see a hurt, abandoned, neglected, abused, dying animal, please stand UP and speak OUT for them and keep on speaking and standing until Justice is served. A few recent examples below: We are strategizing to change the policies of the Denver police department. Harley is a dog that was injured from being hit by a car, the Denver Police Department stood there for over 90 minutes without giving the dog any comfort or allowed any medical help at all as he lay there whimpering in pain. Their claim is that they needed to wait…
  • Pet friendly Aquariums

    CeliaSue
    7 Apr 2014 | 9:35 am
    while waiting to watch Shark Tank, I moseyed over to Animal Planet and Tanked was on. Hadn’t watched an episode in awhile so I checked it out. And guess what, they were doing a dog house aquarium for a vet in Vegas. Cool. Except I fell asleep and missed it. Good thing that they played the episode again. And this time I was wide awake and watched it. Very cool aquarium for dogs, with a treat dispenser, too.  Dogs like to watch fish swim and try to catch them through the glass. The glass gets scratched but it has some kind of film on there so they can keep it fresh and unscratched. I…
  • Win a FREE Bag

    CeliaSue
    2 Apr 2014 | 10:54 am
    You love your dog and your dog loves you. Fido shows you their affection with doggie kisses. You get a whiff of your dog’s breath and whew, stinky, smelly BAD doggie breath bowls you over. We’ve all had that experience, right. Well, our friends at Pet Naturals of Vermont have a wonderful all natural solution. Breath Bars. And you and your pooch can enjoy a FREE BAG. Your dog will think it is a treat and will scarf it up like candy. At least Cici did. She loved them. The taste is made for canines and the ingredients are really good for them. Pumice, is a natural abrasive that…
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    What's New Dog Blog

  • Apr 23, Keep Fleas At Bay - The Natural Way!

    23 Apr 2014 | 8:27 am
    Spring has sprung, and another flea season is almost upon us. These annoying little critters can make Fido absolutely miserable (not to mention sick), so it's time to be vigilant. If you want to try the natural, chemical-free approach to parasite prevention, check out this page for all the info. you need.
  • Apr 22, Dog Barking Problems?

    22 Apr 2014 | 7:18 pm
    Is your dog 'barking mad'? All that noise got you worried? Find out what's normal, and what's not, and how to deal with problems here.
  • Apr 22, Activity Monitor and GPS Locator - A Great Combination!

    22 Apr 2014 | 8:36 am
    I'm not great at monitoring my activity levels... after all, I spend 80% of my day working online so I know where I am most of the time. Sitting on my backside :) But, my kids and friends love their Fuelbands or Fitbits and know exactly how much energy they've expended in a day. Now, there's a 'fuelband for dogs' (sort of) and we've decided that our slightly overweight Olde English Bulldogge is going to give it a try. The Tagg Pet Tracker System fits neatly onto your dog's collar and keeps track of what he's up to. You can monitor his activity with the free iPhone or Android app, or through…
  • Apr 21, Dog Illnesses - An Owner's Guide

    21 Apr 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Dog illnesses can strike fear in your heart! Keep Fido safe & healthy by knowing which symptoms to watch for and what to do if you see them. It's all here.
  • Apr 20, Help - My Dog Ate Chocolate!

    20 Apr 2014 | 10:38 am
    If your dog ate chocolate he could be in real danger. Learn why a dog and chocolate aren't a good combination, the signs that he's in trouble and what to do next.
 
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    Pawfun

  • Skateboarding Goat wins Guinness World Record

    BL Ochman
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:53 am
    Happie the Goat won the Guinness World Record for longest skateboarding by a goat. She had no competitors. Happie also jumps through hula hoops, twirls on command, and will be, ahem, happy to eat your homework. And she has her own Happie the Goat Facebook fan page. Oh course.
  • ONE Cat Cafe, America’s first Catfe Opens This Thursday in NYC

    BL Ochman
    21 Apr 2014 | 4:40 pm
    One kitten to go please. American’s first Catfe opens in Nolita this week. The ONE Cat Café, at 168 Bowery in New York, will be open only from Thursday, April 24, through Sunday, April 27. Thanks to Purina, customers will be able to sip their coffee while cozying up to kitties, each of whom will be available for adoption. Catfes are popular in Japan, where many buildings prohibit pets. Purina ONE’s cat experts will also be present to answer questions about pet health.
  • SNL’s Hilarious Parody of Big Brand Dog Food

    BL Ochman
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:07 pm
    Read the ingredients people!
  • Pawfun Product Test: 4 Paws Up for P.L.A.Y. Dog Bed from Pupyo.com

    BL Ochman
    30 Mar 2014 | 6:56 pm
    About a month ago, Pupyo.com asked me if Benny would like to test a “luxury dog bed” from their site. We discussed the fact that Benny likes to sleep on his back, and they recommended the Classic Round bed. It’s filled with Eco-friendly PlanetFill, made from recycled plastic bottles and the description says it contains “Generous amounts of plush fill that won’t flatten out over time.” The cover is 100% cotoon denim. The bed washes well I waited to review the P.L.A.Y. dog bed until Benny had eaten marrow bones on it, dragged it around the house and humped it…
  • How dogs react to magic

    BL Ochman
    25 Mar 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Dogs – as anyone who lives with one knows – are trusting creatures. They don’t deceive. So how do they feel about magic? Get ready to smile!
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  • Dogs Do the Funniest Things Essay Contest

    22 Apr 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Announcing our newest contest, Dogs do the Funniest Things! We know many of you probably have SEVERAL funny stories about your dog-- after all, our pets can be one of our biggest sources of laughter! Tell us in 500 words or less one or some of the funniest things your dog has done. Was this a wacky, one time thing or does Spot jump into a car every time he sees an open door or snag hot dogs at cookouts whenever he can then play innocent? We want to hear! Enter the Dogs Do the Funniest Things Essay Contest
  • Best Bully Sticks: Freebie Friday Toy Giveaway

    16 Apr 2014 | 3:44 pm
    Who doesn't love something free, especially on Fridays? Every Friday for a limited time, we will randomly choose a Twitter follower to Win a Toy Pack from Best Bully Sticks. The Toy Pack contains 4 toys from a variety of 6 possible toys.  Perfect to keep Fido happy while you are gone at work or for playtime on the weekend. Summer is coming soon–let's play! Here are the toys in our Giveaway: Clockwise from left to right: Max Rope Toy Chase N Chomp Rolling Barrel Of Fun Molly Rope Toy Moody Pet Humunga Lips Caitec Rib Cage Zogoflex Jive- Small Pink  How can you win? 1) Follow…
  • National Pet First Aid Awareness Month

    16 Apr 2014 | 3:29 pm
    Emergencies do happen. Making it to the vet can be difficult, especially in the middle of the night. That is why being familiar with Basic First Aid procedures for pets is a great way to minimize harm and prevent emergency situations. First and foremeost: Advanced veterinary first aid should only be administered by certified individuals or a veterinarian. Even if you’re certified to administer first aid on people, don’t try to play veterinarian! The American Red Cross is a great resource for education on the subject and even offers courses in Pet First Aid. Here are some basic…
  • BBS Rescue Spotlight: The Mia Foundation

    14 Apr 2014 | 2:26 pm
    BestBullySticks.com recently awarded The Mia Foundation a charitable donation after winning our Dogs at Play Charity Photo Contest. This great organization helps pets with birth defects that no one else will take. Read on to learn about the inspiring Mia the Chihuahua and more amazing pet rescues. We spoke with Sue Rogers, founder of the organization. When & Why did you start? The Mia Foundation was established in April of 2012 after the death of our precious Chihuahua, Mia.  This is her story. My precious Mia was born with a cleft palate. Mia had several surgeries, (all of which had…
  • BBS Rescue Spotlight: National Mill Dog Rescue

    14 Apr 2014 | 2:22 pm
    National Mill Dog Rescue recently received a donation from BestBullySticks.com. We always love learning more about the rescues we donate to and sharing their stories with our customers and fans. We are grateful for National Mill Dog Rescue’s experience and the care and love they pour out on dogs. Keep reading for more about National Mill Dog Rescue, their beginnings, their inspiration and their successes. When & Why did you start? National Mill Dog Rescue was established in February 2007, in honor of a forgiving little Italian Greyhound named Lily. Theresa Strader,…
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    Romeo The Cat - Funny Cats with a Cause

  • Romeo the Cat…on Trying to Change People

    Romeo
    4 Apr 2014 | 9:12 am
    I yam who I yam. Today I’m thinking about how humans are always trying to change other people. And that’s a shame. We all bring something different to the table and embracing these differences, new ideas, and ways of doing things can benefit everyone involved. I’m a cat who doesn’t like to be held. The staff is a very cuddly human and she likes to hold cats. This was a problem all those years ago when I first came to live here. She’d try to hold me and I’d try to get away. It seemed we were at an impasse on the cuddling front. But fortunately, my staff was smart enough to know I…
  • Let Her Sleep

    Romeo
    3 Apr 2014 | 10:57 am
    For when she wakes she will move mountains….to get my BREAKFAST ready on time.
  • Halo Rescue Film Ponders: Who Rescued Who?

    Romeo
    28 Mar 2014 | 7:00 am
    Anyone who’s ever adopted a pet understands that pets give back to their humans in infinite ways. In some instances, a pet literally can save a person’s life – bring them back from the brink, lift them from depression, make them believe in love again and more. Halo, Purely for Pets has created this beautiful film that explores the question of “Who rescued who?” Le Sauvetage (The Rescue), stars the Olate Dogs, performing dogs who won America’s Got Talent in 2012. There’s much more to their story, though. The Olate Dogs are almost all rescue dogs! You…
  • Things Cats Do That’d Be Creepy If You Did Them

    Romeo
    6 Mar 2014 | 5:05 am
    This had us all rolling with laughter over here. Just goes to show that cats can pull stuff off that humans could never hope to achieve.
  • Oscars Nominees Win Big For Homeless Pets

    Romeo
    1 Mar 2014 | 8:23 am
    This year, Oscar nominees will have a unique opportunity to use their celebrity to help homeless pets! Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres’ pet food company, Halo, Purely for Pets, in partnership with Freekibble.com, is giving 20 non-winning Oscar nominees 10,000 meals of natural pet food to donate to the animal shelter or rescue of the celebrity’s choice. The gift is part of the coveted $85,000 nominee “Everyone Wins at the Oscars” gift bags from Distinctive Assets that will console non-winning Oscar nominees in the Best Actor/Actress, Supporting Actor/Actress and Director categories…
 
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    Videos

  • Things Old Ladies Do That'd Be Creepy If You Did Them

    BuzzFeedVideo
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:35 am
    Things Old Ladies Do That'd Be Creepy If You Did Them Basically everything. Post to Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1r5jWMs Like BuzzFeedVideo on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1ilcE7k Post to Twitter: http://bit.ly/1r5jX3a Music: "Ranz des Vaches" Kevin... From: BuzzFeedVideo Views: 288394 8705 ratings Time: 01:35 More in Entertainment
  • How To Survive Animal Attacks

    BuzzFeedVideo
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:44 am
    How To Survive Animal Attacks Post to Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1h4epQU Like BuzzFeedVideo on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1ilcE7k Post to Twitter: http://bit.ly/1h4eoMN MUSIC "Power Drive"/... From: BuzzFeedVideo Views: 309905 8486 ratings Time: 01:51 More in Entertainment
  • Puppies Learning Things For The First Time

    BuzzFeedVideo
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Puppies Learning Things For The First Time For more cute: http://animal.discovery.com Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/AnimalPlanet Why is everything so magical and confusing? Post to Facebook: http:... From: BuzzFeedVideo Views: 578059 17725 ratings Time: 02:02 More in Entertainment
  • Why Do Cats Knead?

    SciShow
    8 Apr 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Why Do Cats Knead? SciShow tackles one of the cutest questions ever: Why cats knead. You might have heard the theory, but do you know what adult cats would hold on to kitten-li... From: SciShow Views: 419602 10626 ratings Time: 02:33 More in Education
  • 13 Things Only Siblings Understand

    BuzzFeedVideo
    1 Apr 2014 | 12:07 pm
    13 Things Only Siblings Understand It takes one to know one. Post to Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1lAReVO Like BuzzFeedVideo on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/18yCF0b Post to Twitter: http://bit.ly/1kqiJgT Starring: Sister: Brittany... From: BuzzFeedVideo Views: 1795220 26531 ratings Time: 02:10 More in Entertainment
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  • How To Survive Animal Attacks

    BuzzFeedVideo
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:44 am
    How To Survive Animal Attacks Post to Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1h4epQU Like BuzzFeedVideo on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1ilcE7k Post to Twitter: http://bit.ly/1h4eoMN MUSIC "Power Drive"/... From: BuzzFeedVideo Views: 309905 8486 ratings Time: 01:51 More in Entertainment
  • VELOCIRAPTORS

    vlogbrothers
    1 Apr 2014 | 11:27 am
    VELOCIRAPTORS In which John allows his four-year-old son to choose a topic for today's video. And the topic is velociraptors, which turn out to be a surprisingly interesti... From: vlogbrothers Views: 416241 21433 ratings Time: 03:25 More in People & Blogs
  • Better Names For Body Parts

    JennaMarbles
    13 Feb 2014 | 2:44 am
    Better Names For Body Parts Website/tickets for Expload in Melbourne, Australia March 8th 2014: http://expload.com.au Expload Twitter https://twitter.com/exploadau Better Names For Food... From: JennaMarbles Views: 2556155 72564 ratings Time: 03:28 More in Comedy
  • Martin Garrix & Jay Hardway - Wizard (Official Music Video) [OUT NOW]

    Spinnin' Records
    19 Nov 2013 | 7:13 am
    Martin Garrix & Jay Hardway - Wizard (Official Music Video) [OUT NOW] Watch Martin Garrix' live set at Ultra Music Festival 2014 HERE : http://youtu.be/7pFbrxs5FJY Download 'Wizard' by Martin Garrix & Jay Hardway' HERE http://smarturl.it/itunes_wizard Or... From: Spinnin' Records Views: 41200042 266842 ratings Time: 03:38 More in Music
  • Wild Animals with Dave Salmoni on Jimmy Kimmel Live PART 1

    Jimmy Kimmel Live
    26 Sep 2013 | 12:21 am
    Wild Animals with Dave Salmoni on Jimmy Kimmel Live PART 1 Jimmy Kimmel Live - The first part of Jimmy's interview with Dave Salmoni Jimmy Kimmel Live's YouTube channel features clips and recaps of every episode from... From: Jimmy Kimmel Live Views: 492856 2829 ratings Time: 04:40 More in Comedy
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  • Let’s pretend you’re a rescue, who would you adopt to? (Polls included)

    Mel
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:06 pm
    Let’s face it. Rescues often get a bad rap from people looking to adopt. People find their restrictions limiting, their paperwork daunting and their process somewhat convoluted and exhausting. I get it. Everyone wants to meet a dog and be able to adopt it right away. Waiting is hard. I also get the frustration people […]
  • Wordless Wednesday #184 – A Bernese in big sky Minnesota

    Mel
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:40 pm
    Filed under: Dog Park, Photos, Wordless Wednesday Tagged: Bernese Mountain Dog, dog park, photography, Wordless Wednesday
  • Understanding Jane’s dog body language – What do you see?

    Mel
    20 Apr 2014 | 9:04 pm
    It’s been a while since I’ve done a dog body language post. I love doing them, not only for me (because I learn just as much as you from them), but also because I think they are a great way to remind us all that watching is not the same as seeing, REALLY SEEING. Dogs […]
  • Black and White Sunday #79 – Cupcake Cometh

    Mel
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    My thanks to our hosts for this blog hop Dachshund Nola and Sugar The Golden Retriever. Unfortunately, WordPress.com doesn’t allow Java script so I can’t provide a direct link to the linky, but you can join here. Filed under: Black and White Sunday Blog Hop, Cupcake, Photos, Shelties Tagged: black and white photos, Black and White […]
  • Favorite Video Friday – Spring and puppies

    Mel
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:51 am
    Ah spring! We’re all dreaming of it. Green grass, flowers, sun, and listening good music while sitting outdoors enjoying a beer. Doesn’t that sound lovely? I thin the only thing that could make it a little sweeter is watching a bunch of ropy-poly puppies playing outside on the lawn. Well, Mr. Winter might not let […]
 
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  • Henry Gives Decorative Pillows A Purpose

    Dustin
    8 Apr 2014 | 8:10 am
          You know what Henry? Good job. One question though: How did you climb up there without knocking the pillow over?
  • WE’RE BACK! (And We’ve Moved West!)

    Dustin
    8 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
        Oh life, you pesky, unpredictable little devil.  New jobs, new babies, new geographic locations. Casper and his humans have made it through the relentless weather of the East Coast and find themselves back in California! Casper fancies himself one tough road dog, so he insisted on making the trek from Connecticut to California via automobile.        Casper pees on Ohio:   Casper uses a sleeping human as a pillow in Indiana.     In Wyoming, Casper simply tries not to blow away in the 7,000-ft elevation.      
  • Tuesday’s Adoptable Dog: Joe From Greenhill Humane Society!

    Dustin
    8 Apr 2014 | 7:40 am
    Do you like other dogs? Yes,it is unknown how I will do with other dogs, but I did OK on my greetings here at the shelter What do you think about cats? No, Because I did not do well on my meeting cats here and my size and strength I have the potential to harm cats. So how do you do with kids? No I need an adult only home with Great Dane experience , I am protective of my food and am uncomfortable with quick movements and handling. How do you feel about walking on a leash? I am big and strong and was never taught how to walk on a leash without pulling very hard. I need someone that will work…
  • Adoptable Dog Of The Day: Batman From San Diego Humane Society!

    Dustin
    4 Mar 2014 | 7:00 am
    Batman #131571 American Pit Bull Terrier/Mix Male | 1Yrs 3Wks (approx) | 61.4lbs Adoption Fee: $95.00 I’m available for adoption but patiently waiting for an open spot in the adoption gallery. To meet me, please contact customer service at 619-299-7012. Why I’d make a great companion: I am very inventive. I can turn any ordinary day into an adventure. I like to take my time approaching new situations. While I am a bit shy with new faces and places, I warm up as I become more familiar with my environment. With lots of fun-loving energy and charisma, I absolutely love to play! I…
  • Groupon: The Great Poop Bag Enabler

    Dustin
    4 Feb 2014 | 11:04 am
    My addiction to poop bags has been taken to an entirely new and ridiculous level.
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    Way Cool Dogs!

  • Affordable Pet Insurance-Preventing Unnecessary Euthanasia

    WayCoolDogs
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:55 pm
    It's a sad day when a person has to euthanize their pet because they do not have affordable pet insurance, which makes the difference between paying a $100 vet bill or a $1,000 vet bill. Last year, pet owners spent about $14.3 billion on their pets. This year, medical bills for pets are estimated to be about $15.2 billion. Read full post at Affordable Pet Insurance-Preventing Unnecessary Euthanasia More dog stories and info about dog health, training and news at Way Cool Dogs!
  • Suzy, the Perfect Wire-Haired Terrier – a Dog Story

    WayCoolDogs
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:48 am
    Suzy was bigger than the usual small dog, and almost filled the cage they put her in. Her coloring was black mixed with charcoal grey and she was a perfect, if large, wire-haired terrier, complete with side whiskers. Read full post at Suzy, the Perfect Wire-Haired Terrier – a Dog Story More dog stories and info about dog health, training and news at Way Cool Dogs!
  • 10 Shelter Cats and Shelter Dogs in Images

    WayCoolDogs
    19 Apr 2014 | 7:34 am
    They say pictures are worth a thousand words, and nowhere is this more true than with our shelter cats and shelter dogs in images. Following this viewing, maybe it would be a good idea to go to your local shelter and visit, adopt or volunteer! Somebody needs you ... Read full post at 10 Shelter Cats and Shelter Dogs in Images More dog stories and info about dog health, training and news at Way Cool Dogs!
  • 7 Ways to Protect and Care for Pets

    WayCoolDogs
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:37 am
    Are you a pet lover? If so, here are 7 ways to protect and care for pets, especially if you plan to adopt from a shelter. Shelter pets need a more specific type of protection and care than ones who have not been through the mill. However, all pets need care and protection throughout their life. Period. Read full post at 7 Ways to Protect and Care for Pets More dog stories and info about dog health, training and news at Way Cool Dogs!
  • Florida’s Broward College Prepares For Pet De-Stress Day

    WayCoolDogs
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:29 am
    Teaming up on Monday, April 21, 2014, for Pet De-Stress Day will be volunteer shelter dogs and exhausted college students, seriously stressed from finals week. Partnering will be the Broward College of Fort Lauderdale, FL, and the Florida Humane Society (FHS). Read full post at Florida’s Broward College Prepares For Pet De-Stress Day More dog stories and info about dog health, training and news at Way Cool Dogs!
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    The Pet Psychic

  • Laura Out And About

    the Pet Psychic
    10 Apr 2014 | 11:14 am
    Meet Sheldon. ️️️ Sorry NO Pet Psychic Radio Today! The post Laura Out And About appeared first on The Pet Psychic.
  • Laura Out And About

    the Pet Psychic
    5 Apr 2014 | 8:51 pm
    Prim Rose Speedy & Katherine The post Laura Out And About appeared first on The Pet Psychic.
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    the Pet Psychic
    3 Apr 2014 | 9:38 pm
    Honey & Stormy holding paws before bedtime. The post Laura Out And About appeared first on The Pet Psychic.
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    the Pet Psychic
    3 Apr 2014 | 5:57 pm
    Dinner time at Jubilee’s new farm! The post Laura Out And About appeared first on The Pet Psychic.
  • Pet Psychic Radio 04-03-14

    the Pet Psychic
    3 Apr 2014 | 8:55 am
    STORM KING TELLS THE FUTURE & L.A. RESCUE FOREVER FIDO   CLICK ON ARROW BELOW TO LISTEN TO THE SHOW: More Pets Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with The Pet Psychic on BlogTalkRadio We talk to Jack, a 6 year old German Shepherd, today on Pet Psychic Radio. Our Rescue Guest is Elina Kaufman with Forever Fido. She writes about Jack, “Jack is a dog we rescued from a tire shop, where they bought him as a guard dog. He lived there his entire life on cement. We saw a man beating him one day, so we called the police and Jack is now with us. He went through 6 weeks of rehabilitation doing…
 
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    4 The Love of Animals

  • Woof Wednesday: Let’s go for a ride!

    Aimee
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    The post Woof Wednesday: Let’s go for a ride! appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals.
  • Celebrate a very #GrumpyBirthday with @Friskies and Grumpy Cat!

    Aimee
    9 Apr 2014 | 8:34 am
    There’s really only one thing Grumpy Cat wants for her second birthday – to spread grumpiness! You can join the fun and host your own Grumpy Birthday party to celebrate the grumpiness. One lucky reader will win a party pack full of the following goodies: • 5 Birthday Hats • 4 Frowns on a Stick (for humans) • 2 Frowns on a Stick (for cats) • 1 Grumpy Cat Plush • 1 Cat Collar and tag (for Grumpy Cat plush – or your cat!) • 1 Grumpy Cat Birthday Poster • 2 Bags of Friskies Party Mix featuring Grumpy Cat On April 29th, in New York City Grumpy Cat is having a HUGE birthday…
  • Share The Joy Giveaway from @Beneful

    Aimee
    2 Apr 2014 | 4:35 am
    Does your dog have the dinner doldrums? More than one-third (34 percent) of the U.S. dog owners surveyed say they have to entice their dogs to eat their food at least once a week and nearly one-in-five (19 percent) say they have to entice their dogs to eat their food every day. Nearly half of the dog owners surveyed (46 percent) say their dogs get bored eating the same food every day and 89% agree that their dogs’ nutrition is as important to them as their own. To help bring more joy back to mealtime and end dinnertime disappointment, Beneful wants to Share the Joy of a nutritious,…
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    Heckled By Parrots

  • Getting Feathered

    rebecca
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:56 am
    Morris is looking amazing, becoming a pro-trainee and foraging for living. I couldn’t be prouder of him! I have to admit that I was a bit worried that my all-encompassing plan for Project Parrot Positive might end up being a bust. (And in all honesty, it’s possible that he could start plucking again at any time…) However, his progress has been astounding and I think it’s time to share how we got here. The plan was as follows: Working with a vet to address any health issues and medicate for stress as necessary. Set him up in the best possible housing with plenty of…
  • Friday’s Favorite Feathers

    rebecca
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:23 am
    Beak by Thomas Hawk If you like this photo too, be sure to click through and give the photog some love! ©2014 Heckled By Parrots. All Rights Reserved..
  • Friday’s Favorite Feathers

    rebecca
    11 Apr 2014 | 4:18 am
    Burrowing parrot (Cyanoliseus patagonus ) by Erik Schepers If you think this photo is spectacular too, be sure to click through and give the photog some love. ©2014 Heckled By Parrots. All Rights Reserved..
  • Friday’s Favorite Feathers

    rebecca
    4 Apr 2014 | 4:15 am
    Kea by Jon Mollivan If you enjoy enjoy this photo too, be sure to click through and give the photog some love. ©2014 Heckled By Parrots. All Rights Reserved..
  • Friday’s Favorite Feathers

    rebecca
    28 Mar 2014 | 4:07 am
    Photo by Ravi Jandhyala If you enjoy this photo as much as I do, be sure to click through and give the photog some love! ©2014 Heckled By Parrots. All Rights Reserved..
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    The Dog Blog

  • How To Save On Veterinary Bills

    Laura Potts
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:40 am
    Having any kind of pet comes with a price tag, but here are a few ways to keep your dog out of the vet’s office - or at least to keep the bills down if they do end up there. 1. Household Safety Whether you’re considering bringing a new pup into your home or you’ve had an energetic dog for years, there are a few common safety precautions to take in order to keep them healthy and out of harm. Dogs are prone to chewing or eating things that can land them in front of a vet, so be sure to pooch-proof both inside (wires, curtain cords, small items such as socks and children’s toys,…
  • We Will Never Stop Headlines Like That, Until We Stop Photos Like This!

    Sue McCabe
    20 Mar 2014 | 11:03 am
    There have been a spate of tragic & nightmarish stories in the media recently involving small children & dogs. Here is just one of the latest stories. Incidences of aggression towards kids, by family dogs, seems to be on the increase.  This latest series of 'cute' baby & dog pics from daily entertainment site Buzzfeed tell a totally different story, if canine communication is understood, even in its most basic form. Without going into much detail, I can break down what's wrong with almost all of the photos & explain why misunderstood dogs & naive parenting is causing…
  • What Is a Dog Behavior Counselor

    Valerie Pollard
    3 Feb 2014 | 10:29 pm
    The field of dog training as such has grown so much in the past ten years:  new organizations and new certifications have blossomed.  The general public seems to be much more aware in many ways of what to expect and of varying options for their dogs. However, still not aware enough..... When I read various lists and see the questions that so many "dog behavior counselors" are asking of their peers I find myself wondering again how we can be fair to the public, and mostly to the dogs, that we intend to service.    What should a Dog Behavior Counselor/Trainer be able to do? Well, in my
  • The Connection Between Dog Training and Dog Advocacy

    Drayton Michaels
    28 Jan 2014 | 11:45 am
    This blog is Part 1 of an article for No More Lies Bull Breed Magiazne in the UK. Advocacy. Like most people I woke up one day and based on the type of dog I had chosen, I was involved, like it or not, in advocating for “pit bulls”, and moreover, dogs. Not wanting to add to the problems already created by the emotionally charged tenor of “pit bull’ advocacy, I began researching, figuring out a way to help the situation. This was 2003, just three short years after deciding to get a dog. Also, like many others I had no major experience in the world of dogs. Fast-forward to 2007, some…
  • Housebreaking Tips: Does rubbing a dog's nose in it's mess teach a dog where to eliminate?

    Dr. Ian Dunbar
    14 Jan 2014 | 4:52 pm
    I received a question today from one of my Udemy SIRIUS® Academy students: “What do you say when a client tells you, in regards to puppy housebreaking, "Well I rubbed my dog's nose in his poop and he knew he was wrong and he never pooped in the house again." Well, let's start with what we know. We know the client rubbed the dog's nose in the poop and if we believe the client, (which, by the way, I don't), the dog never had a housebreaking accident again. However, we don’t know that the dog "knew he was wrong". (We don't even know what our spouse, another human being, is thinking and…
 
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    Your Pet Sitting Business Destination - PetSittingOlogy

  • Become a Teacher and Watch Your Pet Sitting Business Drastically Improve [TeleSeminar Replay]

    Joshua Cary
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:39 am
    As pet care professionals and business owners, every action we take either has a positive impact or a negative one. Wouldn’t you love to have more of your actions have a positive result on your business that you can see? In this eye opening, insightful, and light bulb filled dialogue, Thom Somes proclaims that becoming a PetTech Instructor can change your business and your life. On the surface, you might think he is being a bit dramatic by suggesting this could change your life. And if I did not participate on this call I would have agreed with you. Get Ready — You Are About To Be…
  • Why Did You Really Become A Professional Pet Sitter? (And the PSO Conference Scholarship is Open)

    Joshua Cary
    4 Apr 2014 | 8:33 am
    This post is insanely important for two specific reasons. 1 – It’s the first official announcement that our 2014 Scholarship Program is open for applicants (that’s you). This simply means we will be awarding one qualified pet care professional a fully paid trip to attend our upcoming pet sitting live event in Las Vegas this October 19 – 22, 2014, including fully paid round trip air fare, 3-night hotel stay at the Tropicana, and a registration ticket to the 3 day event. 2 – The deeper purpose of this blog post is to get you thinking deeper about everything you do…
  • How The Pet Tech PetSaver Class Will Up Your Game

    Joshua Cary
    28 Mar 2014 | 9:24 am
    I’m not one for bold statements just for the sake of it. Yet you’ve heard us talk about how the PetSittingOlogy Live Event in Vegas is *the* pet professional conference to attend. And that it will bring your business to the next level. And that you will meet people that will inspire, educate, and motivate you. And that you will make lasting friendships that will last through out the year. And we literally guarantee all of those things to happen for you. How can we guarantee that? Because we are in the exact same boat. We strive to bring the conference to the next level, to meet…
  • Are You Fully Trained in Pet First Aid and CPR? Would You Like To Be?

    Joshua Cary
    25 Mar 2014 | 9:28 am
    Are you trained in pet first aid and CPR? Have you ever come upon a client’s pet that needed immediate attention? Or what if you could sleep well at night simply knowing that you have the skills at the ready to handle any emergency situation. As a professional pet care professional, you have no doubt come across the concept and idea of first aid training. Perhaps you have also come across the name Pet Tech and Thom Somes aka The Pet Safety Guy. Two Pieces of Good News For You You already know about our upcoming conference in Las Vegas over 3 days in October (Oct 19 – 22, 2014).
  • 3 Topics To Absolutely Help You Manage and Grow Your Business Better [Audio]

    Joshua Cary
    19 Mar 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Do you ever feel like your head is about to explode with all the thoughts, ideas, and conversations going on at once? Yea, me too! I happen to use the tool Evernote to document anything and everything I want to remember. This includes blog post topics, ideas, projects, notes, website resources, people I want to reach out to, to-do lists, etc. What I found happening recently is that I have so many things just sitting in Evernote piling up (and essentially getting lost in the mix). I figured I would fire up the mic and begin getting some of these topics out for you. Enjoy these 24 minutes…
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    DogTipper: Tips for Dog Lovers

  • Guinness World Record Attempt to Benefit Service Dogs, Inc.

    Grace Sydney
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Taking great strides to help both people and pets, dogs can enjoy a constitutional with their human companion, make their mark on history by toppling a world record and see if they might be the next... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
  • Broadway Star Sutton Foster Adopts Shelter Dog

    Grace Sydney
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:12 am
    The curtain has recently risen not only on two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster’s new Broadway musical Violet, but also on the star’s new real life role as a pet parent. The actress,... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
  • Adoptable Dog of the Day: Gozo in California

    John Bigley
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Gozo is an adult male Poodle mix who is in foster care under the supervision of Second Chance Dog Rescue in San Diego, CA. This little guy is adorable and is “one of the SWEETEST dogs you will... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
  • Win a #Kurgo Wander Bed & Crash-Tested Harness!

    Paris Permenter
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:26 pm
    We’ve got another great giveaway from Kurgo! (And don’t forget that they’re offering DogTipper readers a special 20 percent off coupon code through April!) One lucky DogTipper... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
  • NY Jets’ Eric Decker Helps Vets in Need of Service Dogs

    Grace Sydney
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:35 am
    Football star Eric Decker, who recently signed with the New York Jets, has scored a touchdown in the hearts of  his Fido-loving fans by helping to team up shelter dogs turned service dogs with vets... [[ 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]

  • Tail Injuries in Reptiles

    Mamairis
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:10 am
    Mamairis: Most reptiles rely on their tails for balance especially when climbing. When injuries occur, whether accidental or otherwise, it is cause for concern as it may limit the reptile's ability to function normally. Tails are sometimes damaged when another creature bites or chews on them, a heavy object falls on them or a door closes catching the tail. The injury can be temporary or permanent. If infection occurs or the injury is too great to repair, surgery may be necessary resulting sometimes in amputation of the tail. Depending on how serious the injury is, you may be able to treat it…
  • Brucellosis in Dogs

    Mamairis
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:19 am
    Mamairis: Brucellosis is a serious bacterial infection. There are six species of Brucella and although dogs are mainly infected with Brucella canis, Brucella abortis, Brucella melitensis and Brucella suis are also of concern. The organism can infect cows, sheep, goats, pigs, camels, dogs and humans. Strains of the bacteria have recently been found in the red fox and seals and other marine animals. It is rare in cats as they appear to be resistant to the disease. Brucellosis is considered a zoonotic disease as it can be transmitted from animals to humans although it rarely happens. People who…
  • Flax Supplement for Horses

    Mamairis
    9 Apr 2014 | 2:34 am
    Mamairis: Flaxseed is coming into use as a nutritional supplement for horses. It is a plant usually grown in northern climates with Canada being the largest producer. Flaxseed is sometimes referred to as "linseed." Flaxseed is an excellent source of fiber, containing about 30%, and fat, about 40%. It also supplies Omega 3 (as alpha-lineolic acid) and is 20% protein. Fat is an important nutrient needed to keep skin, coat and body in good condition. Omega 3 has shown to be beneficial to horses suffering from inflammatory diseases such as osteoarthritis and improving immune system…
  • Tour for Life Pet Adoption Event

    Mamairis
    8 Apr 2014 | 1:07 am
    Mamairis: Created page with "Tour for Life Pet Adoption Event is Coming to a City Near You! North Shore Animal League America's Tour for Life® 2014, the world's largest cooperative mobile pet adoption e..." Tour for Life Pet Adoption Event is Coming to a City Near You! North Shore Animal League America's Tour for Life® 2014, the world's largest cooperative mobile pet adoption event, is traveling across the country and partnering with shelter and rescue groups in 52 cities in 26 states, plus Washington D.C. Please join us for this very special pet adoption event! Please check North…
  • Horner's Syndrome

    Mamairis
    8 Apr 2014 | 12:29 am
    Mamairis: Horner's Syndrome occurs when there is damage to the sympathetic nervous system. It is a neurological problem affecting the eye and facial muscles and can be seen in both cats and dogs. The autonomic nervous system contains subsystems, one of which is the sympathetic which controls "fight or flight" stress responses of the body. The sympathetic works much like an emergency system. When the sympathetic nervous system, in relation to the eye, is not functioning well or damaged, Horner's Syndrome occurs. Causes can be trauma, a blood clot, a bite wound, middle or inner ear…
 
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    Cold Nose Photo

  • Lucy in the Ocean

    Stacey
    5 Apr 2014 | 5:40 am
    Chad and Jess are wonderful friends of ours. We have shared such great Cape Cod memories of beach and boat and of course DOGS! Their beautiful Saint Bernard Lucy passed away from a bone cancer this fall. It’s times like these when I’m so grateful for the gift I’m able to give to my friends, and to all dog lovers who have to suffer through this. It’s one of the saddest times, but our lives are so much better for having them in it! Lucy will be missed and remembered for decades to come. Such a sweetheart, with an amazingly peaceful demeanor. Love you guys!
  • Spring 2014

    Stacey
    1 Apr 2014 | 10:51 am
    Willow at Bass Hole Willow is a sweet yellow lab, growing old with her parents on Cape Cod. The way she found Larry and Nancy is a sadlyView full post » Amelia in Provincetown I was pretty excited to hear from DeAnn and Gabriel as they made plans to vacation in Provincetown with their bulldogView full post » Engaged with George George is one lucky guy! This handsome bulldog was an important part of a recent engagement shoot with his mom and dadView full post » Winter in Vermont Laphroig, on the streets of downtown Stowe, Vermont.View full post » A lab named Bodhi…
  • Munch at Scituate Lighthouse

    Stacey
    16 May 2013 | 7:02 am
    Munch is a handsome Great Dane puppy, living on the beach in Scituate, MA! It’s his one-year old birthday this week! I think we tuckered him out, particularly when the bow tie action started :-) What a sweet soul… Happy Birthday, Munch!
  • Charlie + Baccio for Adoption

    Stacey
    10 May 2013 | 6:01 am
    Had a lovely visit at the Animal Rescue League of Boston‘s Cape Cod Branch this week, and look who’s there! Meet Baccio (top) and Charlie (below)! Two gorgeous hound mixes, so super loving to hang out with!
  • Mornings on the Beach

    Stacey
    8 May 2013 | 11:10 am
    I’m so excited to share this little video I snapped with only my iPhone while walking my dogs on Dowses Beach in Osterville, MA! Just a few more days left for dogs romping the beaches of Cape Cod – I hope you’re enjoying!   Mornings on the Beach from staceyhedman on Vimeo. Video was created using the 8mm Vintage Camera app on my iPhone, and edited in iMovie (there are lots of five-minute tutorials on how to use iMovie if you search YouTube!)
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    Webvet's recent articles

  • What Glenn Gould Taught Me About Leadership

    15 Apr 2014 | 5:45 am
    By Donald F. Smith, Cornell UniversityApril 15, 2015On February 9th of this year, I posted a story about how the classical pianist, Glenn Gould, shaped my thinking about surgical technique. I promised to write a follow-up story about how his...
  • James Law: He Helped Establish a University and Build a Veterinary College

    11 Apr 2014 | 2:45 am
    By Donald F. Smith, Cornell UniversityPosted April 11, 2014A referenced version of this story, in two parts, is at www.veritasdvmblog.comJames Law, the third of the trio of Scottish veterinarians who came to North America in the 1860s, had a mission...
  • Andrew Smith and the Ontario Veterinary College

    5 Apr 2014 | 10:45 am
    By Donald F. SmithPosted April 5, 2014Among the most successful private veterinary colleges on the late 19thcentury, Andrew Smith’s Toronto Veterinary College heads the list. It surpasses the two Chicago colleges and Kansas City Veterinary College...
  • A Dual DVM/MD Program is Established in Montreal, Canada

    4 Apr 2014 | 11:45 am
    By Donald F. Smith, Cornell UniversityPosted April 4, 2014See also https://www.veritasdvmblog.com/dual-dvmmd-program-established-montreal-canada/Montreal, QuebecVeterinarians can now become physicians with just one year of extra study!! To emphasize...
  • Women's Leadership for Veterinary Medicine: A Course for Veterinary Students

    28 Mar 2014 | 7:45 pm
    Co-author: Julie KumbleOn the one hand, it was just another elective course proposal. On the other hand, it could also be described as an experiment in teaching and learning within the context of one of the most vexing issues in veterinary medicine...
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    Take Paws

  • New Pet Travel Gear from Global Pet Expo 2014

    Amy Burkert
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:45 am
    Last month I went down to the largest Global Pet Expo to date! There were more than 3,000 new product launches, 985 exhibitors, and 2,896 booths to explore. Just to give you an idea of the size of this show … walking one lap around the perimeter of the exhibit space ticked off a mile on your pedometer, and strolling up and down each isle racked up four miles! There’s so much to see, I’m like a kid in the world’s biggest candy store, searching out the gear that will make traveling with your pets easier. Here’s what I found: K & H Pet Products More people…
  • Friday Pet Photo Challenge

    Amy Burkert
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    Welcome to the weekly GoPetFriendly.com photo challenge … where we post your pet travel pictures and you guess the dog friendly destinations! Last Week’s Winner Thanks to everyone who played last week, and congratulations to Kelly B. of North Pole, Alaska - she recognized this as Garden Valley, Idaho.We hope you enjoy your “Travels with Ty & Buster” calendar, Kelly! Photo Copyright: Feather B. Let’s See Your Photos … Mucho barko to Feather B. for sharing last week’s pet travel photo! If you want your pet to be a SUPER STAR,submit your…
  • Blog the Change: Adopt A Shelter

    Amy Burkert
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:21 pm
    This post is part of Blog the Change, a quarterly event hosted by BTC4Animals.com asking us to share a cause near and dear to our hearts. The idea is to blog, read, and BE the change for animals! Most of us shop online … what if you could make a difference for shelter animals with every order you place from Amazon, Expedia, Petco, Overstock and dozens more top online retailers? You can – and it’s easy, won’t cost you a penny more, and it could make all the difference for pets waiting for their forever homes. Everytime you shop online, just start at AdoptAShelter.com.
  • Sponsored Post: 4 Ways to Keep Pets Safe While Traveling

    Amy Burkert
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:52 am
    This sponsored content was created and provided on behalf of Pets Best pet insurance company In the photos I’ve posted on Facebook recently, a few people noticed that Ty’s leg was shaved where he had an IV. We had quite a scare with our little guy about a week and a half ago. I didn’t say much about it at the time because we didn’t know what was happening. He’d been a little off for a couple of days, but he was eating and drinking like normal … and Buster had gone through the same thing the week before and was better, so I thought they’d probably just…
  • Friday Pet Photo Challenge

    Amy Burkert
    11 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    Welcome to the weekly GoPetFriendly.com photo challenge … where we post your pet travel pictures and you guess the dog friendly destinations! Last Week’s Winner Thanks to everyone who played last week, and congratulations to Christina  L. of Eastontown, NJ - she recognized this as the Columbia River Gorge, Washington.We hope you enjoy your “Travels with Ty & Buster” calendar, Christina! Photo Copyright: Marc Pechera Let’s See Your Photos … Mucho barko to Marc Pechera for sharing last week’s pet travel photo! If you want your pet to be a SUPER…
 
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    Pawcurious: With Pet Lifestyle Expert and Veterinarian Dr. V.

  • Nobody puts Geeky in the corner

    Dr. V
    20 Apr 2014 | 9:51 pm
    When I was six, my mother enrolled me in my first dance class. I enjoyed it, I had fun, I got to wear cute little sailor costumes and get up on stage and tunelessly tap my feet. The teacher always arranged us in two rows, and this being the early 80s before everyone had to get equal play, she arranged us not by height but by talent. The precocious dancers with the big smiles and the good rhythm were front and center, and those who tripped on their shoelaces or danced with the angry pounding feet of someone trying to stomp out the last burning embers of an old campfire found themselves…
  • Dog Trail: Poetry, sheer poetry

    Dr. V
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:49 pm
    People often email me things in the hopes I’ll share them: contests, stories, pictures, YouTube videos that tickled their fancy. Sometimes I share them, when I know it’s something you would enjoy. I love to write poetry and I think you all know that. I even have a tag: “Bad Poetry.” My poems are bad, but lovingly crafted. I know this. But the other day I opened an email from a writer, a real live good one, and it was just beautiful and I think you all would really like it. It’s about a black labrador. Here’s a snippet: On our hill there was a trail to the…
  • Moo-eauty is in the eye of the beholder

    Dr. V
    9 Apr 2014 | 8:57 pm
    Ever since my first $5 velvet tiger bought at a flea market when I was 12, I’ve been a fan of animal art. My mother, whose taste runs more to lighthouses and anything by Thomas Kincaid, was flummoxed but tolerant, as long as I kept it all in my room and away from her floral landscapes. People who come to my house these days are unsurprised at the amount of animal art we have. Sure, it’s not the only thing we have on our walls, but in the grand scheme of things one could easily deduce we like little creatures. Wooden giraffe. A bronze cat. A painting of Emmett. What I did not…
  • “No Obamacare for dogs”: 5 things you should know about the vet ER

    Dr. V
    2 Apr 2014 | 7:54 pm
    Another week, another veterinary ER under fire. This time, it’s the Southwest Michigan Animal Emergency Hospital, now receiving angry calls and even death threats after declining to perform emergency exploratory surgery on a young German Shepherd who developed complications after a spay at a different clinic earlier in the day. The issue was the owner’s inability to provide upfront payment. It almost always is. There is no doubt that this is a terrible and sad outcome for the owners of the dog, and I am utterly sincere in saying my heart goes out to them. As a result of going to…
  • Lean On, Over, and Around

    Dr. V
    26 Mar 2014 | 7:38 pm
    March is Women’s History Month, if you didn’t know. I work in a strange profession, one that has changed quite solidly in demographics from its original incarnation to its current status, graduating classes of row after row of- well, men, mostly- now replaced, to an 80% extent, by women. I spend a lot of time talking about veterinary medicine, and I would say about 80% of the time I am talking about it with women (who’d have guessed?) Does the changing demographic matter? Yes and no. I may be a little prejudiced here myself, but I think women are pretty badass and are doing…
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    PetRelocation.com Blog

  • Cat Move Check-In: Yumi and Miho in London!

    PetRelocation.com Customer
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:10 pm
    A few days ago we helped Miho and Yumi travel from New Jersey to London. (You may remember being introduced to them on our Facebook page.) Well now they're busy settling in and even sent us a photo update! Check it out below.   Here's what the (sleepy) cats' owner had to say: "Here is a picture of our kitties in their new home! We all had some time to adapt and now everyone is doing fine, as you can see ;)" Thanks to Miho, Yumi and their family for sharing their move with us. We wish them lots of luck over in London! Interested in door-to-door assistance with…
  • "Should We Vacation Internationally with Our Dog?"

    Pet Travel Questions
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:15 am
    Name: Alyson Number of Pets: 1 Pet Type: Dog Pet Breed: Cocker Spaniel From: New Zealand To: England Hi, We are planning to go to England for four months and wondered if it was possible to take our dog with us. We're leaving in June and returning to New Zealand in September. Thanks, Alyson   Hi Alyson, Thanks for contacting us, we'd be happy to discuss your options with you. First, be aware that when crossing international borders with pets, you need to research and meet the stated requirements for each country. Going to England would mean meeting UK pet import rules and then…
  • Dog Travel to Australia from a Category 3 Country

    Pet Travel Questions
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Name: Charmaine Number of Pets: One Pet Type: Dog Pet Breed: Japanese Chin From: Spain To: Australia   Dear PetRelocation, I moved my dog from Pakistan to Spain a week ago. All the required testing to meet European requirements was achieved to do this - the rabies vaccine was carried out by an approved laboratory in the UK. I want to eventually move her home to Australia. Given that her origin is Pakistan, what are the requirements now for her length of stay in Spain and her activity in Spain so that I can apply for her to go to Australia? Thank you.     Hi Charmaine, Great…
  • Pets & Crowdfunding: Successful Pet Projects Funded on Kickstarter

    Caitlin Moore
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:45 am
    Pet products are getting fancier and more interesting all the time, especially with the help of crowdsourcing techniques that help get zany-sounding and/or expensive ideas off the ground. We've come across a few especially cool projects lately that have been made possible with the help of Kickstarter. Take a look...   Starting at the top: Petcube is the highest funded pet-related project on Kickstarter to date, having raised around $250,000. Intended for people/pets who suffer from separation anxiety (or just miss each other when they're apart), this high-tech box allows pet…
  • Planning Cat Travel to Florida

    Pet Travel Questions
    21 Apr 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Name: Debby Number of Pets: 2 Pet Type: Cats Pet Breed: Yellow Tabbies From: St. Martin To: Florida, USA   Dear PetRelocation, What does the state of Florida require to bring in to cats from St. Martin to live in Florida? Thanks! Debby   Hi Debby, Thank you for contacting us with your question. Importing pets to the United States is pretty straightforward; the process just requires that you have proof of updated rabies vaccines and a vet health certificate. You can look over these rules in more detail here. Once you're in Florida you'll need to keep up with your cats'…
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    Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews

  • Healthy Dog Food Recipes

    naturaldogfoodseo
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:27 am
    Get all the information on healthy dog recipes: http://bit.ly/1c2FsZO No wonder dogs are man’s best friend, but not every know that even dogs can get sick wi… Video Rating: 0 / 5 Every vet and serious pet owner knows that dogs need different diets at different ages. For example, the puppy needs milk as the ...Healthy Dog Food Recipes is a post from: Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews See also a free dog food cook book - Recipes For Dog Food Sponsored by this money making blog Natural Dog Food - Related posts: How to Make Dog Food : Preparing Homemade Recipes to Keep Your Dog…
  • The Best Natural Pet Food Store – The Pet Beastro

    naturaldogfoodseo
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Listen to Clancy Lavins from Wholesome Pet share how The Pet Beastro has grown to become a leader in the natural, alternative, organic and raw pet food and p… Video Rating: 5 / 5 The Best Natural Pet Food Store – The Pet Beastro is a post from: Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews ...The Best Natural Pet Food Store – The Pet Beastro is a post from: Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews See also a free dog food cook book - Recipes For Dog Food Sponsored by this money making blog Natural Dog Food - Related posts: The Benefits EasyRaw Dehydrated Dog and Cat Food by Only Natural…
  • How to prepare Raw Food for your Dog. Save Money Safely Slice Fresh Green Tripe DIY Dexter Style.

    naturaldogfoodseo
    12 Apr 2014 | 4:29 pm
    Feeding your dog a raw diet is essential for a healthy active life. Raw tripe is a doggy super food, with enzymes, nutrients, minerals and vitamins in abunda… How to prepare Raw Food for your Dog. Save Money Safely Slice Fresh Green Tripe DIY Dexter Style. is a post from: Dog Natural Food - Tips ...How to prepare Raw Food for your Dog. Save Money Safely Slice Fresh Green Tripe DIY Dexter Style. is a post from: Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews See also a free dog food cook book - Recipes For Dog Food Sponsored by this money making blog Natural Dog Food - Related posts: Save money by…
  • Natural Pet Food Stores Richmond Hill GA | Call (912) 756-8807 | Natural Dog Food Store

    naturaldogfoodseo
    8 Apr 2014 | 7:31 pm
    Natural Pet Food Stores Natural Dog Food Store in Richmond Hill GA. Please visit our website: http://www.pawparazzishop.com, or Call Us Today at: (912) 756-8… Healthy Natural Dog Food from the Dog’s perspective. Part 1 in a series hosted by Bugsy Wonderdog Actor, author and spokesdog for Lucky Dog Cuisine www.lucky… Natural Pet Food Stores Richmond ...Natural Pet Food Stores Richmond Hill GA | Call (912) 756-8807 | Natural Dog Food Store is a post from: Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews See also a free dog food cook book - Recipes For Dog Food Sponsored by this money…
  • Vital Essentials Raw Dog Food

    naturaldogfoodseo
    4 Apr 2014 | 10:27 pm
    Vital Essentials Freeze Dried Raw Dog and Cat Food now available at Natural Pet Grocer. Free Local Home Pet Food Delivery available for residents living in M… How Its Made, pet food. Vital Essentials Raw Dog Food is a post from: Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews See also a free dog food cook ...Vital Essentials Raw Dog Food is a post from: Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews See also a free dog food cook book - Recipes For Dog Food Sponsored by this money making blog Natural Dog Food - Related posts: Doggie treats homemade Free homemade dog food recipes how much food should i feed my…
 
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    Dog Treat Blog

  • Kokopelli Barkery

    14 Apr 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Dog Walking, Dog Sitting & Dog Hiking Adventures Service area is from Grand Junction to Aspen. Kokopelli Barkery also provides your furry best friend
  • Can you substitute olive oil for the canola oil??

    14 Apr 2014 | 12:06 pm
    I have not made this yet but am really looking forward to trying it!! Chef's Answer ~ Absolutely! That would be a very good substitution for this recipe.
  • Is there such a thing as a grain free vegetarian dog treat recipe?

    9 Apr 2014 | 10:52 am
    Hello, my Westie is allergic to all grains and we are both vegetarians. I would like to make him some treats, but I cannot seem to find any recipes for
  • Taste Bud Feedback

    9 Apr 2014 | 10:48 am
    Thanks for this recipe! My extremely picky Giant Schnauzer mix LOVES these! I made them so they look like peanut butter cookies and she actually ate
  • Bisccoti

    9 Apr 2014 | 10:47 am
    I made this recipe and I can honestly say that I am lucky that I have all my fingers left. My 3 huskies loved them. Thanks for sharing this great recipe
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    Pets Teach Us So Much Blog™

  • Reiki for Rudy the Miniature Donkey

    Lookie Lou &#38; The TPPC.tv Crew
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:07 am
      Rudy the Miniature Donkey Here is the story about the miniature donkey: Rudy was living at the ranch where I keep Katie and the lady that owned him had a pony / petting zoo business on the property. Rudy seemed to be totally miserable living in a smaller pen with two Nigerian Dwarf goats, two Alpaca’s and two Shetland sheep. The lady that owned him got him from a lady that was going to try and use him as a companion animal for a mini horse. For some unknown reason that didn’t work out and the mini horse lady rescued Rudy from some farm. I fell in love with him and the lady on my…
  • How To Be Popular

    Lookie Lou &#38; The TPPC.tv Crew
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:35 am
    Lots of people want to be top dog. (Photo:pawstothink.wordpress.com) The Love Genies discuss a simple way to increase your exposure to people and your popularity.  Listen to Episode 129 to hear the discussion. Ok, our pets teach us a lot of different things, and just watching them in a pack leads us to draw parallels with watching people in every day life.  Popularity is usually connected to how other peopleperceive you.  Let’s start with the basics, body language. What message do you send to people around you?  Are you perceived as grumpy, nice, friendly, snobbish or helpful? …
  • Get Trained in Pet CPR, NYC Event

    Lookie Lou &#38; The TPPC.tv Crew
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:31 am
    Great information for all pet lovers to know.  This course is offered in NYC, May 3.  Check it out.
  • Popular Pet Podcast, Pets Teach Us So Much Radio, 129 with Robbin and Joseph Everett

    Lookie Lou &#38; The TPPC.tv Crew
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:34 am
    Very cute! (Photo:Favim.com) Oh my dog, cat, snake, etc. it’s time for another fabulous episode of Pets Teach Us So Much, your #1 choice in pet radio and popular pet podcasting. Scheduled to appear, Dr. Patrick Mahaney.  He always has great pet info and is one of our favorite guests! Patrick Mahaney, VDM, CVA, CVJ Join us Thursday April 24th at 6:00 PM EST on http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tppctv or download us through iTunes or Stitcher or on our site! See you then!
  • Meow Monday, Tuna Tuesday CatLadyLand Cat-Toon, iPod

    Angie Bailey
    21 Apr 2014 | 1:41 am
    Cat-Toonz by Angie Bailey We love Angie! Angie Bailey is an award-winning writer, blogger, humorist, and professional member of the Cat Writers’ Association. She’s the author of whiskerslist: the kitty classifieds and Catladyland, which won the Best Humor Blog in the 2013 BlogPaws Nose-to-Nose Pet Blogging & Social Media Awards and Funniest Pet Blog in the 2011 Petties Awards. She is a regular columnist for Catster.com, the creator of Texts from Mittens, and half of the comedy web series production team of 82 South St. Productions, LLC.
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    FIDO Friendly

  • Penn Vet Ophthalmologists Offer Free Eye Exams for Service Dogs

    susan@fidofriendly.com
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:45 am
    Penn Vet’s Ryan Hospital is hosting the 7th annual National Service Dog Eye Exam event sponsored by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO) and Merial.   On May 6, 8, 12-16 and 21, Penn Vet’s Dr. Gustavo Aguirre, professor of ophthalmology; Dr. William Crumley, staff ophthalmologist; and Dr. Stephen Gross, staff ophthalmologist, will join 190 ACVO board-certified...
  • Meet Woody Meg - The Woodmark Hotel Director of Barketing

    susan@fidofriendly.com
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:19 pm
    The Woodmark Hotel & Spa, located on the shores of Lake Washington on Carillon Point and the only Seattle-area lakefront lodging.  And they charge no additional fees to travelers with pets.  That get’s TWO PAWS UP from FIDO! The Woodmark Hotel  recently introduced Woody Meg, a black Labrador retriever, to the property and its guests. As a member of the Woodmark team, Woody Meg  is responsible...
  • Do The Dachshund Boogie

    susan@fidofriendly.com
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Who is ready for the Dachshund Boogie?  Baxter the Dachshund has some crazy cool moves! There was NO question in FIDO's mind that this delighful Dachshund would be our video pick of the week - we know you will love it too. Go ahead a check out this darling dog's BOOGIE - we double dog dare you not to giggle AND wiggle !  You can subscribe to Baxter's channel too, after you watch the video....
  • Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge Kicks Off in Atlanta

    susan@fidofriendly.com
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:10 am
    This fun FIDO competition always makes us wag and woof ! Last weekend the Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge Eastern Regional took place at Centennial Olympic Park in Downtown Atlanta, and top canine athletes travelled from surrounding states to compete in events like high speed agility, dog diving, freestyle flying disc, and more. There was a Corgi who tore up the arena with her...
  • These FIDO Friendly Hotels are The Bees Knees

    susan@fidofriendly.com
    7 Apr 2014 | 11:51 am
    Provenance Hotels is proud to announce a partnership with Bee Local that will bring local artisan honey, a uniquely Portland culinary experience, to guests of the company’s three properties in the city – Hotel Lucia, Hotel deluxe and Sentinel – and help ensure its sustainability for years to come. This month, the hyper-local Portland honey producer will install beehives on the roofs of Hotel...
 
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    Dogblog

  • Every time two best friends reunite after being apart for more...

    23 Apr 2014 | 3:08 pm
    Every time two best friends reunite after being apart for more than three years and hug each other, one of these is spontaneously created somewhere within a five-mile radius at the exact same instant. (dog 688)
  • "Just find out if we can add it all up to get 70% off or if...

    15 Apr 2014 | 1:35 pm
    "Just find out if we can add it all up to get 70% off or if there’s some other thing — what? What do you mean they don’t have anything in my size? Different stores have different sizing systems, everyone knows — what do you mean ‘my kind,’ buddy? Someone’s getting their shoes shat in tonight.” (dog 687)
  • Knight-Commander Maximillian Reesbury Wooden-Jones Shacklington...

    9 Apr 2014 | 10:19 am
    Knight-Commander Maximillian Reesbury Wooden-Jones Shacklington III, Defender of the Crown and Sixteenth Earl of Applemere-on-Wungcaster, demands that you stop at once to pay the cuddle toll. The cuddle toll is non-negotiable and must be paid in full. Fail in this and your life is forfeit; the rule of law is absolute in this land, the sword of justice swift and terrible. (dog 686)
  • Apparently I need to ask: someone went back and made sure seals...

    2 Apr 2014 | 10:16 am
    Apparently I need to ask: someone went back and made sure seals and dogs can’t interbreed, right? Right? ‘Cause I definitely remember that being someone’s job. Maybe their only job. I’m just sayin’. (dog 685)
  • Discretion is the better part of valor, right? (dog 684)

    25 Mar 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Discretion is the better part of valor, right? (dog 684)
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    Dog Jaunt

  • Salt Spring Island, B.C. dog-friendly hotel: Hastings House Country House Hotel

    Mary-Alice
    8 Apr 2014 | 2:33 pm
    As readers of Dog Jaunt’s Facebook page will know, I’ve long wanted to visit the Hastings House Hotel. It’s a Relais & Châteaux property, so I knew it would be lovely — and I knew it would be pricey too. It was, but with the help of a “winter escape” package, it didn’t break the bank. There is a $50/day pet fee. (As you can tell, we paid for our stay — I will always let you know when I’m reviewing something that has been paid for by someone else.) The hotel — really, it’s misleading to call it a “hotel,” since it’s…
  • Vancouver, BC dog-friendly hotel: The Fairmont Waterfront

    Mary-Alice
    5 Apr 2014 | 12:43 pm
    I know, it’s a big conference-type hotel. But we were going to a conference, and while we could have chosen a different option (boutique hotel, rented apartment), there’s a lot to be said — especially early in the morning and late at night — for a hotel that’s only steps away from the conference center. Happily, it turned out that the stay we had at the Fairmont Waterfront could not have been more pleasant, especially from Chloe’s point of view. I should mention that I paid for this hotel stay — I’ll always let you know when something I’m reviewing has been…
  • Photo Friday: The Fuzzy One en route to Venice

    Mary-Alice
    28 Mar 2014 | 5:00 am
    What a pleasure it was to open a recent e-mail message and see a jubilant report from reader Wanda about spending four months in Europe with her pup! Here’s The Fuzzy One, a seven year-old, 13 lb. Shih Tzu, on a Trenitalia train to Venice: Waiting to get underway at the Turin train station Officially, per the Trenitalia website, your pet dog must travel in a 70x30x50 cm container, but heck, it’s Italy — I suspect that by this point in their trip, Wanda and TFO had learned that there’s often a big difference between official requirements and what happens in real life. Here…
  • Traveling by B.C. Ferries with a pet dog

    Mary-Alice
    26 Mar 2014 | 5:00 am
    Over the past week, we’ve taken several ferry rides on B.C. Ferries, ranging from a quick hop on the tiny Skeena Queen (connecting Fulford Harbor, on Salt Spring Island, with Swartz Bay) to a long chug on the Spirit of Vancouver Island (one of the massive ferries connecting Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen). Pet dogs are allowed on board, though not above the car decks. The B.C. Ferries web site is austerely brief on the topic: “Pets must remain on vehicle decks for the duration of a voyage.” When you’re on board, that message is reinforced by signs: I was profoundly…
  • Vancouver, B.C. public transit with a pet: Sightseeing by bus, SkyTrain, and SeaBus

    Mary-Alice
    21 Mar 2014 | 4:49 pm
    My grandfather, an otherwise elegant man, was a devoted fan of sightseeing buses. He acknowledged their faults, but insisted that there is no better way to get an overview of a new city, its history, and its main attractions. In time, I learned to agree. A bus, moreover, is a great alternative for tourists on soggy days, or as a break when you’ve walked your feet into stumps. Here’s the problem, though: While some hop-on, hop-off bus companies allow you to board with your small dog in a carrier (Paris’s Les Cars Rouges and L’Open Tours buses come to mind), many…
 
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    Miniature Schnauzer Blog

  • My sweet little angel ... Mia

    23 Apr 2014 | 8:08 am
    My sweet little Mia has been with me for 7.5 years. She is a cute little female Salt & Pepper Mini Schnauzer, and she has the most beautiful eyes in the
  • My Beautiful Banjo

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:57 am
    I can't believe you're gone. I look for you in every corner and have to face the truth that you're really gone. Banjo, today was the hardest day of my
  • My Autumn

    20 Apr 2014 | 11:31 am
    Autumn Eve was the sassiest little lady, but also the sweetest. We will miss seeing you come home from the groomer with a new haircut that you loved to
  • I'm Bazil Brush so people call me

    20 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    Bazil was given to me as a 60th birthday present from my daughter in February 2013, he has been the light of my life as I had not long before that lost
  • Create a Dog First Aid Kit

    15 Apr 2014 | 9:19 am
    Make a Dog First Aid Kit. Treat minor dog wounds at home. Human medication safe for dogs, induce vomiting, emergency supplies needed to care for your Schnauzer.
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    GrouchyPuppy® Blog | Dog Lovers Source

  • Have you seen this dog?

    Sharon
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:17 pm
        Don't miss out on anything, get the Grouchy Puppy blog delivered by email. Sign up here!
  • Adoptable Senior Dog of the Week: Nacho

    Sharon
    21 Apr 2014 | 12:26 pm
    What does a champ look like? Like this guy! Meet an adoptable Lhassa Apso whose sturdy disposition will inspire you while his funny nature makes you laugh.   Meet Nacho... This little Lhassa Apso arrived and we knew that something was not quite right, but thanks goodness for our vet tech at Muttville. She took one look at him, felt his tummy and said he has large bladder stones!!! Off we went to the emergency at San Francisco SPCA. A few hours later, the vet called saying they had removed 12 large stones from this little dog’s bladder!!! What a patient, loving guy, can you imagine how…
  • Are you prepared? April is Pet First Aid Awareness Month

    Sharon
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:27 pm
    There are ways to prevent dog bites, but do you know what you would do if your dog got hurt at the park? How about if your puppy devoured a bag of chocolate chips? Not only have I thought about those situations but my dog is elderly and blind. Oh, and I live in San Francisco, an area famous for having earthquakes. I've many reasons to periodically take a minute and ask myself, "What would I do if Cleo was hurt?" Do you have a First Aid kit for your dog? Do you need first aid tips or help with what to do in an emergency? We found a great resource from the American…
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    BorderWars

  • Watch RealSports “Unnatural Selection” on AKC Dogs

    Christopher
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:42 am
    If you missed RealSports with Bryant Gumble’s report on the ethics of breeding AKC dogs last night on HBO, fear not! Border-Wars worked with the producers over the last several months to document the issues in pedigree dogs with images and scientific studies and the result is a very compelling segment. Of course the issue deserves its own full length documentary, but this is pretty solid for 15 minutes. The complete segment with Soledad O’Brien can be viewed right here: Be sure to check out the Bryant Gumble’s FB post and Soledad O’Brien’s FB post for some…
  • HBO Asks if Dog Breeding is a “Real Sport”

    Christopher
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:46 pm
    Be sure to catch HBO’S Real Sports with Bryant Gumble tonight as they are doing a segment on the health and ethics of pedigree dog breeding for which Border-Wars was interviewed extensively over the last several months for background information, references to scientific papers, and fact-checking. 205 Web Clip: Unnatural Selection Unnatural Selection Producer: Jason Samuels The Westminster Dog Show is one of the country’s oldest sporting events, and certainly the most adorable, but more than 20,000 dog shows are held nationwide each year. While the sport’s growth is a boon…
  • Happy Easter! Enjoy the Hunt.

    Christopher
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:20 am
    Since Easter is about hunting and finding hidden prizes, here are a few topical finds from around the blog. I’ve saved you the trouble of digging for them: From Happy Easter, Bonnie – you can see a bunch of photos of me and Bonnie Belle growing up, starting with her introduction to the family as an ad hoc Easter Bunny in 1992. From Celeste Killed the Easter Bunny – you can admire Celeste and her fresh rabbit kill.  Don’t miss the story which goes along with the photo. Celeste killed the Easter bunny. From The Easter EGGEs – you can enjoy video of my dogs…
  • Minimum Viable Population: 5,000 Adults

    Christopher
    6 Apr 2014 | 6:41 am
    Pandas are one of many endangered species who don’t meet the 5,000 minimum population for long term viability. Dog breeds are not separate species. Still, the majority of the dog fancy behaves and enforces breeding rules as if they were. Having what could be the most extant genetic diversity of any species doesn’t really matter if all the diversity is never allowed to interact. It’s a theoretical advantage, not a realized one. One of the most powerful forms of speciation is when two once related populations are no longer able to breed. Dogs, wolves, coyotes, dingoes, and…
  • Introducing the 2014 Chevy Caprice Hybrid

    Christopher
    4 Apr 2014 | 9:46 pm
    What do you get when you cross a Dodge Ram and a Pontiac GTO?  Either a Cheviot Caprice or a Jeep, apparently. A rare Goat x Sheep hybrid, a Geep. On a farm in County Kildare Ireland, a Cheviot sheep ewe has just given birth to a Goat x Sheep hybrid.  These rarities of nature are lovingly referred to as “Geeps” which, much like the “General Purpose” G.P. eventually became the Jeep, geep should be pronounced jeep, because Jeep sounds better than Geep, so sayeth the Border-Wars. This little hybrid doesn’t yet have a name, as the part-time farmer part-time bar…
 
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    VPI Hambone Award

  • VPI Commemorates Pet Parent’s Day by Teaming Up with Deckers Dogs

    Dennis
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:49 am
    In honor of the seventh annual Pet Parent’s Day® on April 27, VPI Pet Insurance has partnered with NY Jets’ Eric Decker to fund the rescue, training and uniting of shelter dogs with disabled military veterans. Through Memorial Day (May 26), VPI will donate $5 (up to $10,000) to Deckers Dogs for every unique pet insurance quote generated at petparentsday.com. Deckers Dogs, founded by New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker and his wife, Jessie James, is a partner of Freedom Service Dogs of America, and funds the rescue, care and training of service dogs for our military veterans returning…
  • Labrador Retriever Poisoned by Neighbor’s Marijuana

    Dennis
    9 Apr 2014 | 2:52 pm
    At VPI, we receive hundreds of pet toxicity claims each month for pets that have ingested items ranging from human medication to chocolate to antifreeze. As VPI policyholder Kathe Sadler can attest, there are no shortage of poisonous items inside and outside the home that our furry friends can get into. In October, Kathe received a call from her husband who said Starling; their 10-month-old Labrador retriever was having trouble walking and was urinating inside the house so he dropped her off at the animal hospital before going to work. Upon hearing that Starling was ill, Kathe rushed to the…
  • Cats vs. Dogs: Who Will Win the NCAA Basketball Tournament?

    Dennis
    7 Apr 2014 | 2:55 pm
    March was even “madder” than usual this year, with the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament hosting a number of overtime games, big-time upsets and “Cinderella” stories. Most surprising to most is that tonight’s championship game will feature the seventh-seeded Connecticut Huskies versus the eighth-seeded Kentucky Wildcats in one of the most unlikely championship games ever. This battle of cats and dogs has been set up by both squads clawing their way through hard-fought victories along the way. The Huskies have represented their monikers well with their energy and athleticism, and…
  • The Top 10 Most Common Causes of Veterinary Visits in 2013

    Dennis
    1 Apr 2014 | 3:33 pm
    While seemingly minor ailments in cats and dogs such as an ear infection, skin problems, stomach ache or a cough are rarely life-threatening, they can prompt a visit to the veterinarian before they become chronic and expensive to treat. In 2013, VPI policyholders spent more than $66 million treating the 10 most common medical conditions affecting their furry, four-legged friends. VPI recently sorted its database of more than 500,000 insured pets to determine the top 10 dog and cat medical conditions in 2013: Dogs: 1. Skin Allergies 2. Ear Infection 3. Non-cancerous Skin Growth 4. Skin…
  • Jackson: A Miracle Dog’s Tale

    Dennis
    24 Mar 2014 | 2:14 pm
    A little more than a year ago, then 4-year-old bull terrier, Jackson, suddenly disappeared while on a walk with his owner, Bob Fell of Saint Charles, Mo. Bob and his wife, Ruth, were visiting their daughter, Becky Yoder, son-in-law, Jordan, and their granddaughters on the Yoder’s farm in Novelty, Mo., when the disappearance occurred. “My husband and Jackson were on a walk through a field on Yoder property when he turned his back to Jackson for a few seconds, and by the time he turned back around, Jackson was gone,” explained Ruth. “We spent the next six hours looking for him, but he…
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    Bunny's Blog

  • April 23rd is National Lost Dog Awareness Day

    Vicki Cook
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:59 am
    On April 23, the U.S. will celebrate its first annual National Lost Dog Awareness Day (NLDAD). Created by Susan Taney and Kathy Pobloskie – directors of Lost Dogs Illinois and Lost Dogs of Wisconsin – the canine-centric holiday aims to bring attention to all dogs that are lost each year. On a happier note, NLDAD also celebrates the thousands of lost dogs successfully reunited with their families.The Lost Dogs of America (LDOA) website was created and is maintained by the two original founding members of the Lost Dogs network: Lost Dogs of Wisconsin and Lost Dogs Illinois. The Lost Dogs…
  • Tales of Hope: Toothless Shelby

    Vicki Cook
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:56 am
    Ten year old Shelby is missing most of her teeth. Best Friends Animal Society Los Angeles pulled her from a local shelter where they lovingly tended to her. She was with the rescue for months before she was adopted by Tania and her daughter, Madison, who fell in love with her and brought her home. Best Friends Animal Society Los Angeles is working collaboratively with animal rescue groups, city shelters and passionate individuals who are all dedicated to the mission of making Los Angeles a no-kill city. As part of this mission, Best Friends hosts adoption and fundraising events, runs the Best…
  • Welcome Back! #BTC4A

    Vicki Cook
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    2013 was a tough year for me and as a result my blogging and social media efforts suffered greatly. One of my favorite projects – Be the Change for Animals – simply did not get the time or attention it deserved. That’s why I am so happy that BTC4Animals co-founder Kim Clune is back in the driver’s seat!When Kim and Amy founded BTC4Animals way back in 2010, I was so excited about the concept that I blogged about every weekly cause! A year later, I took on a more active role and eventually became a staff writer. And last year when Kim needed a break as team leader, I willingly stepped…
  • Blog the Change Day is April 15th!

    Vicki Cook
    12 Apr 2014 | 6:40 am
    It's that time again! On Tuesday, April 15th, join Team BtC and others who care about animals in need. Write about your favorite animal-related cause, read posts, leave comments, and share!To Blog the Change:1.) Grab the badge. Paste the code from BtC4animals.com‘s sidebar to your blog’s sidebar. This lets folks know you’re taking part and how they can too.2.) Tell others too! Post this to Facebook and Twitter: "APRIL 15: BE, BLOG AND READ THE CHANGE FOR ANIMALS! – Get the badge & spread the word! http://btc4animals.com/blog-the-change #BtC4A"3.) Post your blog entry on the…
  • Tales of Hope: Gladys Night the FIV+ Cat

    Vicki Cook
    10 Apr 2014 | 7:34 am
    Gladys Night was turned in to the shelter at eight years old and FIV+. Best Friends Los Angeles pulled her from the shelter and loved her but it wasn't a home.For many months she was largely ignored because of the misconceptions of being older, black and FIV+. At an adoption event, Gladys took destiny into her own hands and picked her new owner, Pat. Both couldn't be happier. Best Friends Animal Society Los Angeles is working collaboratively with animal rescue groups, city shelters and passionate individuals who are all dedicated to the mission of making Los Angeles a no-kill city. As part of…
 
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  • The Basics Of Potty Training Your New Dog

    MinervaW
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:36 am
    Dogs make people happy and love unconditionally. It can be tough work when you bring home a puppy. You must be prepared to provide solid training. Learn the training tips in this article and use them regularly, and your dog will be trained in no time. Ensure your dogs are active and getting a lot of exercises. Dogs can become bored very easily. When a dog’s mind begins to wander,Related Posts:Turn Him Into Your Best FriendTurn Him Into Your Best FriendTraining Your Dog Does Not Have To Be HardTraining Your Dog To Be A Great CompanionHow To Train Your Dog And Have Fun Doing It
  • Is Your Dog Running Your Home? Get Help Here With These Simple Tips!

    MinervaW
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:19 am
    When you train a dog properly, you create a home full of peace for you and the dog. Use some the tips in the following article. Keep reading to discover the secrets to properly training your dog. Use consistency when you are crate training your young puppy. When you let the puppy out of his crate you must immediately and unfailingly allow him the opportunity to relieve himself. Your puppyRelated Posts:Need To Know Facts About Dog TrainingVarious Methods You Can Use To Train Your DogHaving A Dog That Listens Is ImportantTraining Your Dog Well Is A Worthwhile InvestmentAdvice And Tips On…
  • Synovial Hip & Joint Extra Strength Formula For the Support Of Connective Tissue Function In Dogs

    Alex
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:41 am
    Synovial Hip & Joint Flex Added Strength is an extensive and alternative formula for the support of hip, joint and connective tissue functions in canines at any phase of life. a holistic system is made use of to support existing “healthy” tissue and joints, or to help maintain joint function in the matured or hurt animal. Synovial Hip & Joint Flex includes effective natural components like chondroitin sulfates, glucosamine, methylsulfonylmethaneRelated Posts:Glucosamine for Hounds – Best Hip and Joint SupplementDo You Know What Is In Your Dog’s Joint…
  • Useful Dog Training Tips & Tools

    MinervaW
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:58 pm
    There are a lot of pets people like to have, including dogs. Puppies are often very ornery and can cause a lot of damage. Read this article for tips on how to train your dog. You can try a little bit of ingenuity if you are going with crate training for your indoor dog or puppy. If your dog does not want to go into the crate but one ofRelated Posts:Get Your Dog To Behave With These Training Your Dog TipsElectric Shock Collars And Puppy Training.Train Your Dog The Right Way, This Way!Finding A Way To Reach Your Dog And Improve Their BehaviorSimple Ways To Help Train Your Dog
  • Train Your Dog To Follow Your Commands

    MinervaW
    19 Apr 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Part of training your dog is learning to train yourself as well. This is due to a dog owner training themselves before they can train their dogs. You have to train yourself before you train your dog. The tips in this article can help you get started. Your dog should know when calm time is to be had. During playtime allow your dog to be feisty, but teach him toRelated Posts:Does Your Dog Misbehave? Try These Training Tips!Having A Dog That Listens Is ImportantHow To Break Your Old Dog Of Bad HabitsFido Wreaking Havoc On Your Home? Learn The Tricks To Help…How To Train Dogs The Easy Way
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  • ‘Sit Up’ Buddy: Training Your Dog To Sit Like You

    admin
    13 Apr 2014 | 10:51 am
    The trick of “sitting up” is easily taught to small dogs, but should try not be included in a big dog’s education, as it is difficult for them to preserve their balance. The training of sitting up is one of the first tricks to teach and forms the groundwork for many other dog tricks. To train a dog to sit up, prepare some treats as a reward, and set your dog on his haunches in a corner, so that he cannot fall either backward or sideways and has very little or no space to lose balance. Keep him from pitching forward by holding one hand under his chin and with the other hand hold the…
  • Alaskan Malamute – The Nordic Sled Dog

    admin
    23 Dec 2013 | 9:32 pm
    The Alaskan Malamute is a medium-large to large dog that weighs between 70-95 pounds and measures up to 25″. They are best known as sled dogs and are used to hard work. They ideal for cold climates or homes that will keep them cool and hydrated in hot summers. The Alaskan Malamute has a thick, coarse outer coat and wooly, dense undercoat. They are dressed for cold weather. If you own an Alaskan Malamute and live in a warmer climate, you need to make sure that they have a place to get out of the sun and plenty of water. They come in a variety of colors including solid white, shadings of…
  • How to Get Your Dog Toilet Trained

    admin
    13 Dec 2013 | 9:52 am
    If you arm yourself with plenty of information for the best ways to get your dog house trained, you are on the right path to having a dog that goes to the bathroom where you want him to go. Have a Schedule Feeding, watering and walking your dog on a regular schedule will make housebreaking that much easier. Puppies are like children and they thrive on a routine. Try and take the dog out around the same time everyday so they will be able to adjust their bodily functions. The first thing you should do in the morning is take the puppy from the crate and don’t let his feet touch the ground.
  • Tips For Getting Your Dog Toilet Trained

    admin
    13 Nov 2013 | 9:52 am
    One of the toughest jobs that a family faces when a new puppy comes home is getting the dog housebroken. This means that the dog will eliminate outdoors and not use your home and furnishings as a toilet. Lots of people think that getting doggy toilet trained is a tough task, but it doesn’t need to be. If you arm yourself with plenty of information for the best ways to get your dog house trained, you are on the right path to having a dog that goes to the bathroom where you want him to go. When to House Train A dog can be toilet trained at any age, but the best age to begin is between eight…
  • 6 easy ways to find a good dog training professional

    admin
    13 Oct 2013 | 10:51 am
    Finding a good dog training professional With so many people advertising in the field of professional dog training today, trying to determine who’s truly qualified to look after your dog can be overwhelming. What to look for when choosing a professional to help you with dog training : 1) A good reputation, ask around and get recommendations from your vet, other dog owners, or local kennel clubs. 2) Experience. – Inquire about their background, i.e. number of years experience. 3)A genuine love of and devotion to dogs. 4) Extensive and up to date knowledge. Dedicated trainers keep…
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  • Travels with a Border Collie: The Wicklow Way

    Peter Salisbury
    8 Apr 2014 | 3:57 am
    My love affair with the Wicklow hills began more than twenty years ago, when I first saw the Sugarloaf mountain. Today, living as close as we do to the Dublin mountains, it’s easy to overlook the full extent of one of Ireland’s finest walking routes. So, this spring and summer, I’ll be togging my boots and rucksack, packing a hearty lunch and a camera or two, and with the help of our border collie Baxter, will be exploring the splendour of this truly beautiful part of Ireland. You’ll be able to follow our progress here on Petfriendly Ireland, as we explore the…
  • Paws in the Park 2014 – 28th to 29th June

    Peter Salisbury
    4 Apr 2014 | 8:31 am
    Paws in the Park is Ireland’s newest Dog Event taking place on Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th June at the home of the Irish Kennel Club, National Show Centre Cloughran, Co. Dublin. The show will comprise of lots of entertainment for all the family and especially interactive activities for visitors and their dogs with plenty of pooch-focused activities and competitions on the day and you can relax with your pup on one of the Paws in the Park many dog friendly cafes & food outlets.
  • Bringing your dog into Ireland

    Peter Salisbury
    4 Apr 2014 | 2:03 am
    What are the rules for bringing pets into Ireland from member EU states (except the UK)? If you want to import a dog or cat into Ireland from any EU member state, except for the UK, the pet must have an EU Pet Passport, (this document is the same throughout the EU). The Passport certifies that: The pet is travelling from an eligible country. The pet is identified by an implanted microchip. The pet has been successfully blood-tested for rabies anti-bodies at least six months before entry. The pet has been vaccinated against rabies. The pet has been treated for tick and tapeworm. The pet must…
  • Dogs and National Parks

    Peter Salisbury
    15 Mar 2014 | 3:25 am
    With tens of thousands of hectares of spectacular  scenery, Ireland’s National Parks offer walkers a real sense of being in the wilderness. The National Parks offer an open access policy allowing visitors to explore freely on foot. Which means it’s important for dog owners to act responsibly. If you plan on taking your dog with you into any of Ireland’s National Parks, it’s important to bear in mind the following four points: 1. Is Your Dog Under Control? Always carry a lead when walking with your dog in the National Park. Ireland’s National Parks are full of…
  • Meet the Bayfield Man and Dog Behind Viral Photo

    Peter Salisbury
    12 Aug 2012 | 7:58 am
    19 year old Schoep is cradled in his father’s arm in Lake Superior. The bouyancy of the water helps soothe his arthritic bones. John Unger adopted Schoep as an 8 month old puppy and they have been together ever since.
 
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  • i Love This: My Think!dog Toys 5 Pack Dog Toy Set

    Rickie Roo
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:53 pm
    My sister Gigi will love this My Think!dog Toys 5 Pack Dog Toy Set! Today I was online looking for a gift for my sister, Gigi. It’s her birthday next month, and I found an item I know she’ll love. It’s the My Think!dog Toys 5 Pack Dog Toy Set. It comes with five toys and a fold-down toy box. Here’s the description of the toys: Plush Jack — Easy to toss around and great for indoor play. Fleece Chewman — Durable fleece toy, fun to gnaw on and snuggle up with when the day is done. Cracklin’ Donkey — Instead of a hidden squeaker, this donkey is stuffed with an…
  • ASK A TRAINER: How Do I Get My Dog to Stop Drooling On Our New Puppy?

    Victoria Schade
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:52 pm
    My son brought home an 8-week-old German Shepherd, and my 3-year-old Lab-Terrier mix drools around the puppy. Both dogs are spayed females. What can I do to stop the drooling? – Jill Hi Jill, Bringing a new puppy into the household can cause drama even with the most dog-friendly dogs. My pup-loving resident dog Millie went into a depression – complete with a hunger strike — when she realized that the overzealous white puppy stealing her toys and sleeping in her bed wasn’t going anywhere. Thankfully, Millie learned to tolerate and then enjoy her new sister, and now…
  • i Love This: Kona Hawaiian Gourmet Coffee Gifts

    Rickie Roo
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:20 pm
    This pawesome gift set will make both you and your dog mom very happy! Are you a doggie who wants to get your human mom something special for Mother’s Day? Does she need a good cup of coffee in the morning to help her get up and play with you? Are you a bit of a greedy dog, and really just want to get something special for yourself? Well, you are in luck! I found this pawesome Kona Hawaiian Gourmet Coffee Gift, and it will make both your mom and you very happy! The human gets three different kinds of Kona Hawaiian Gourmet coffee: Kona-Smooth Kings Reserve Diamond Hawaiian Coffee…
  • 5 Actually Useful Things to Do with Dog Hair

    Laura Goldman
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:28 am
    One of the less-loved aspects of pet parenthood is having to deal with all that hair – besides your dog’s brush, it’s usually all over your furniture, rugs, clothes… you name it. But wait! Before you toss all that spare hair into the trash, consider recycling it. That’s right — here are just five ways that annoying dog hair can actually come in handy. 1. Dog hair keeps unwanted critters away from your garden. Put away those nasty pesticides (along with herbicides, which are known to cause bladder cancer in dogs). There’s a much safer way to protect your garden. Cover…
  • i Love This: Ultimate Jackpot Tug Toy

    Rickie Roo
    21 Apr 2014 | 5:17 pm
    I loved this toy so much that I killed it — but it took a long time. As most of you know, I’m an agility dog, and when I work, I expect to get P-A-I-D! My payment is in the form of treats or toys. Sometimes it’s both, like when Mommy uses this Genuine Dog Gear Ultimate Jackpot Tug toy that our friends Cricket the Pumi and Stomie and Harlie, the Poodles, gave us for Christmas. Mommy thought this was one of the best holiday gifts we got that year because we loved it! It’s a training bag that holds treats, and it has two tuggy handles. Mommy puts treats in the bag portion. Then,…
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  • How to Help Wildlife Orphans This Spring

    Lisa Selvaggio
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:48 am
    Spring is the season during which wild animals have plenty of babies. But if you come across an orphaned baby animal, is it okay to pick it up or should you leave it alone? By knowing what steps you should take with orphans of various species, you can help your local wildlife thrive. Below are just a few tips to get you started, but another great way to help wildlife is by volunteering with an organization that rescues and rehabilitates them. Birds Many people find baby birds that appear abandoned, and they may worry that the bird isn’t safe. But the truth is that human intervention may…
  • 3 Ways to Reduce Pet Allergies

    Richard Christian
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:50 am
    Are you tired of having to explain that the reason you don’t have a dog or a cat is because of a nasty pet allergy? The truth is, just because you suffer from certain pet allergies doesn’t mean you can’t have a pet of your own. But how is this possible? Here are three ways to reduce pet allergens. Before you can reduce pet allergens, you need to know which allergens don’t play nice with you. It’s important to go see a doctor to determine which allergies you have, since it may not be your pet at all (we can’t help but remember Jan Brady’s nasty allergy to the Brady Bunch dog ……
  • 5 Signs Your Pet Bird is Sick

    Lisa Selvaggio
    21 Apr 2014 | 11:37 am
    Because birds are prey animals, they’ll mask signs of illness until they can’t fake it any longer. This helps them survive in the wild, where predators look specifically for the weak and ill animals in a flock in order to take them down more easily. As a bird owner, therefore, you need to be aware of the common signs of illness so that you can get your pet bird help as soon as possible. Keep in mind, though, that once symptoms occur, the bird is usually very sick, so treatment may be difficult. If your pet bird is showing any signs of neurological problems, such as seizures, if he…
  • Questions to Ask Before Choosing Your Pet Food

    Lisa Selvaggio
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:15 am
    With all of the pet food recalls that have occurred over the last few years, it has never been more important to be an informed pet parent, especially when it comes to the nutrition that you provide to your dog or cat. It’s also important to bear in mind that there are a lot of pet food companies vying for your attention and your money, so they’ll do and say whatever is necessary to get you to choose their products over the competition. And they’re also businesses that are out for profit so, even though they may claim to really care about your pets, remember that they still…
  • Benefits of Agility Training for Your Dog

    Lisa Selvaggio
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:14 am
    Training your dog is an important step in ensuring he’ll be properly socialized and always willing to take commands and behave. But, in addition to traditional forms of training that teach your dog to respect you as the alpha in his “pack,” there’s a form of training that tests his strength and gets his body moving to keep him in tip-top shape. It’s known as agility training. Agility training is an exciting activity for dogs, especially if they’re typically restless and bored. It’s perfect for canines who become destructive or unruly when they have a…
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  • Marijuana Toxicity in Pets: Way More Scary Than Funny

    Dr. Debora Lichtenberg, VMD
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    By Dr. Debora Lichtenberg, VMD, Pets Adviser As the laws change and marijuana use becomes more frequent, marijuana toxicity in pets is on the rise. Baked goods such as pot brownies are the worst. You Might Also Like: Pot Patch for Pets? Antidepressants and Pets: What You Don’t… Xylitol Poisoning in Pets: Know the Facts How Toxic Are Grapes for Dogs? Can Cats Eat Chocolate? Unbelievably Cute 4-Week-Old Kitten Nursed Back to No Chocolate (or Ribbons) in This Stocking Got a Cat? Poison Proof Your Home! Read the full article at Pets Adviser here: Marijuana Toxicity in Pets: Way More…
  • Can Dog Lice Live on Humans?

    Gayle Hickman
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    By Gayle Hickman, Pets Adviser On the subject of lice, pet owners often want to know: 1) Can dog lice live on humans? 2) Can human lice live on dogs? Here is the answer. You Might Also Like: Dog Dandruff? Some Answers to Your Burning — Uh, 8 Best Shampoos for Small Dogs Roundworm Infection and Treatment for Cats I’m So Tired of Fleas! How Do I Know If My Cat Has Worms? Are Ear Mites in Dogs Contagious to Humans? Can Cats Carry Bed Bugs? Can Humans Get Worms From Dogs? Read the full article at Pets Adviser here: Can Dog Lice Live on Humans?
  • Catspeak: What Would Happen if Your Cat Could Talk?

    T.J. Banks
    21 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    By T.J. Banks, Pets Adviser Cats have their own way of communicating with each other and us, but what if they could talk? You Might Also Like: Fostering an Older Cat (Who Might Just Have PTSD) Not Again! Why Does My Cat Bring Me Dead Animals? Can Cats Purr in Their Sleep? Why Do Cats Blink Slowly at You? It’s a… How Do Cats Communicate With Each Other? Do All Cats Have Maternal Instincts? How Do I Know If My Cat Loves Me? How Cats Heal Us and Other Species Read the full article at Pets Adviser here: Catspeak: What Would Happen if Your Cat Could Talk?
  • Breed Profile: Cesky Terrier

    Kristine Lacoste
    19 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    By Kristine Lacoste, Pets Adviser Cesky terriers may be small, but they are excellent watch dogs. They love families, children and being active indoors and out. You Might Also Like: Breed Profile: Russell Terrier Breed Profile: Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier Breed Profile: Wire Fox Terrier Meet the 2012 Westminster Dog Show’s New… Breed Profile: Rat Terrier Breed Profile: Airedale Terrier Breed Profile: Bedlington Terrier Breed Profile: Yorkshire Terrier Read the full article at Pets Adviser here: Breed Profile: Cesky Terrier
  • How Do I Know If My Cat Loves Me?

    T.J. Banks
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    By T.J. Banks, Pets Adviser Cats don't all show their affection the same way, so how can you know if yours really loves you? You Might Also Like: The Dog Alarm Clock: Settings Will Vary Dealing With the Loss of a Cat Why Does My Cat Drool When She Purrs? What the-?! Why Does My Cat Attack Me at Night? 6 Tips for Bonding With a New Cat How to Help Homeless People with Pets Ties That Bind: Yes, Cats Do Grieve the Loss of… How I’ve Dealt With the Sudden, Tragic Loss… Read the full article at Pets Adviser here: How Do I Know If My Cat Loves Me?
 
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  • Need A Lhasa Apso Club In Greater Toronto Area

    Clint Cora
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:45 am
    photo: Llima Need Toronto Lhasa Apso Club My two Lhasa Apsos Chester and Roxie will once again be visiting the local Mississauga dog parks this season.  Pretty well much of the time when we go to dog parks, they are the only Lhasa Apso dogs there.  We don’t even see many Shih Tzus much out there. I don’t know if it makes a difference to Chester and Roxie, but I think it would be neat for them to see other Lhasa Apsos as well as Shih Tzus.  I do think it is time for a Lhasa Apso club of some sort in the greater Toronto area. Such a Lhasa Apso club could involve owners meeting up…
  • Pancrease V Powder Is Working Great For EPI Dog

    Clint Cora
    5 Apr 2014 | 6:50 am
    Pancrease V Powder For EPI I’ve been dealing with a new local pet pharmacy which is actually part of a human pharmacy in Hamilton, Ontario.  Since I have business in Hamilton on a semi regular basis, I can save on shipping.  I got the heartworm prevention meds from them last year and just this week, I got another jar of Pancrease V powder for Chester’s EPI treatment.  From the last report on his dog exocrine pancreatic insufficiency disorder condition, he has put on a bit more weight to almost 18 pounds now! Getting more Pancrease V was really easy too.  I thought that I…
  • Should Dogs Sleep In The Bedroom?

    Clint Cora
    24 Mar 2014 | 5:57 am
    Dogs Sleep In Bedrooms Here is an interesting question – should dogs sleep in bedrooms? My first time where I encountered this particular scenario was when I was young and I was at a school buddy’s house.  He had a beagle and I asked him where his dog slept at night.  He told me that his beagle sleeps with him in his bedroom. I was a bit surprised being a non-dog owner at that time and didn’t realize just how much of a bond humans and their dogs can have.  Many years later when I got my first Lhasa Apso puppy Pepper, I tried initially to have him sleep in a dog room…
  • Owner Of Two Dogs Less Stressed

    Clint Cora
    8 Mar 2014 | 12:13 pm
    Potty Training Two Dogs As many of you know, I put my two dogs Chester and Roxie through potty training at the same time when they were puppies.  So it was great to hear from another owner of two dogs who also used my training system for potty training dogs using an indoor litterbox with success. Here is what Geri Muniz of California has to say; “It’s been a week and I’m having wonderful results. Stewie and Lilly are going on the paper and I have only removed a small amount but they are getting the idea.  All the poop was on the papers.  I’m less stressed about…
  • Lhasa Apso Dogs Explore Snow In New Video

    Clint Cora
    3 Mar 2014 | 2:40 pm
    New Video Of My Lhasa Apso Dogs As mentioned in my last blog post where I reported about the follow up specialist vet visit for my dog Chester’s exocrine pancreatic insufficiency disorder, I shot some new video footage of both Chester and his sister Roxie outside exploring in all the deep snow we’ve been having this winter.  Throughout the past few months ever since Chester started showing symptoms of EPI, his energy level has never really been affected nor his temperment.  He has remained the same dog from that point of view ever since. His EPI treatment has enabled him to…
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  • Causes of Sudden Blindness in Pets

    Lorie Huston, DVM
    21 Apr 2014 | 11:41 pm
    There are many things that can cause your pet to suddenly appear blind. We’ll talk today about some of the most common. Realize though that there is a difference between a pet that suffers from sudden blindness and those that suffer a more gradual loss of vision. The differential list for pets that suddenly become blind is much different from the potential causes of progressive vision loss. Photo Credit: DepositPhotos.com/circotasu Many of the causes of true sudden blindness are treatable if help is sought quickly. Sudden blindness should always be considered an emergency and you should…
  • Common and/or Dangerous Pet Parasites (Infographic)

    Lorie Huston, DVM
    21 Apr 2014 | 12:43 am
    Parasites can be a huge problem for pets. There are many different types of parasites. Some are much more dangerous than others. Some can be passed between species and some cannot. There are even some parasites that can be passed to people from their pets, or to pets from their people. Entirely Pets has put together an infographic listing what they feel are the top ten most dangerous pet parasites. The infographic is below but I’d like to make a few observations of my own also. The most common parasites I see, particularly in puppies and kittens, are roundworms and hookworms. In fact,…
  • Enjoy But Keep Your Pet Safe on Easter

    Lorie Huston, DVM
    20 Apr 2014 | 3:46 am
    I’d like to take a moment to wish all of you who celebrate Easter a very happy one. I hope the day is all you planned and more. Photo credit: DepositPhotos.com/EvyMenka While we celebrate Easter though, it’s important to keep our pets safe. Here are some of the most common dangers encountered by both dogs and cats. Enjoy Easter plants and flowers cautiously. Lilies, particularly Easter lilies, are commonly seen as decorations for the holiday. However, these plants can be deadly to your pet. All parts of the lily are considered toxic and even walking through pollen that has fallen…
  • Thinking About a Bunny, Chick, or Duck for Easter? Think Again!

    Lorie Huston, DVM
    19 Apr 2014 | 12:04 pm
    It’s that time of year again. Easter is tomorrow. And numerous Tractor Supply Companies, pet stores, and other suppliers are offering baby rabbits, chicks, or ducklings for sale. Each Easter, the demand for baby chicks, bunnies, ducks, and other animals soars. The animals are often given to children as gifts, but most pets never live to see their first birthday. Photo credit: DepositPhotos.com/fikmik These babies are cute. I get that. I totally understand the temptation to purchase one and take it home. But, the fact is, these animals are a long-time commitment. Ask yourself: What are…
  • Amazing Animal Foster Moms

    Lorie Huston, DVM
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:51 pm
    The mothering instinct is strong in many females. This is true in the animal world as well as in the human world. The images and stories in this infographic speak for themselves. Enjoy. 10 Amazing Foster Moms In Nature [Infographic] by the team at Giraffe.ie
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  • How To Trim Your Birds Nails: Bird Nails Tutorial

    diane
    21 Apr 2014 | 5:27 pm
    Enjoy your bird more with our bird nails tutorial. One of the fun things about owning a pet bird is holding it, chatting with it and letting it ride around on your shoulders.  That is until your birds nails get long and sharp and dig into your skin.  Your bird probably doesn’t appreciate long sharp […] The post How To Trim Your Birds Nails: Bird Nails Tutorial appeared first on Blog.birdsupplies.com.
  • Hormonal Parrots: How Parrot Food Affects Hormones

    Diane Burroughs
    21 Mar 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Did you know that some popular parrot foods and treats induce hormonal behavior and aggression in your pet? When a bird has access to a diet rich in protein, minerals and healthy fats and a perceived pampering mate and nesting site its body becomes hormonal.  And, anyone who’s felt “hormonal” knows that hormones have noticeable […] The post Hormonal Parrots: How Parrot Food Affects Hormones appeared first on Blog.birdsupplies.com.
  • Hormones, Nest Seeking and Aggression in Parrots

    Diane Burroughs
    8 Mar 2014 | 10:16 am
    The Search for a Suitable Nesting Cavity (bird soliciting courtship) Have you found your bird hiding out in small, dark places?  If other in home conditions including lighting and diet are just right, your bird may be looking for a nesting spot. Their hormonal clock may already be thrown off with lack of sleep and […] The post Hormones, Nest Seeking and Aggression in Parrots appeared first on Blog.birdsupplies.com.
  • Understanding Hormonal Behavior in Parrots: Part 1

    Diane Burroughs
    2 Mar 2014 | 5:07 pm
    There are a number of things that work together to trigger reproductive behavior in our birds. Birds that are experiencing hormonal behavior become territorial and aggressive.  This is probably not the behavior you imagined when you adopted your bird. When all of the conditions are just right a birds hormones begin to flow.  So, when […] The post Understanding Hormonal Behavior in Parrots: Part 1 appeared first on Blog.birdsupplies.com.
  • Understanding Molting in Birds: Tips for Beautiful Feathers

    diane
    18 Feb 2014 | 7:05 pm
    What is Molting? Is your bird losing its feathers?  It may be molting.  Understanding molting is important. Pet birds molt at least once, but possibly twice a year; usually right after breeding season.  Different species molt at different times based on the season, breeding season, migrations and nutritional needs. The length of time it takes […] The post Understanding Molting in Birds: Tips for Beautiful Feathers appeared first on Blog.birdsupplies.com.
 
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  • Dog Friendly Restaurants

    Longmont
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Dining al fresco is more fun when you can have your dog with you and if you go to these restaurants you can!
  • Dog Ownership and Your Budget

    Longmont
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Owning a dog is a wonderful experience and if you take a look at your budget you just might find that it will work for you!
  • Employee Spotlight on Emily Ingram

    Longmont
    21 Apr 2014 | 5:08 pm
    We've got a new employee at Zoom Room Longmont that we need to introduce you to, please give a warm welcome to Emily Ingram.
  • Employee Spotlight on Graham Thomas

    Longmont
    21 Apr 2014 | 5:03 pm
    We've got a new employee at Zoom Room Longmont that we need to introduce you to, please give a warm welcome to Graham Thomas.
  • Doggone Fun: April’s Dog of the Month

    Culver City
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Beagle mix reminds us that all you need to be happy is to find the fun in life!
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    Mad About Pets!

  • Boarding Kennels For Pets

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

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

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

    11 Feb 2013 | 10:39 am
    I want to apologize for my long absence here at Mad About Pets. When I lost Andromeda to FIP late last year, it affected me really strongly. I couldn't bring myself to blog...particularly about pets. Now that a few months have passed, I'm back up to the challenge. Oh, and I have a new feline companion to cheer me on! Her name is Faye Valentine, and she's a lovely young lynx point Siamese (she's a dead ringer for our beloved Tinker.) She's fitting in like a real champ with Rory and Gabe, and we couldn't be happier with her.The gorgeous Faye Valentine Thanks for sticking with me, and…
  • Animart: Please stop declawing your kittens and cats!

    15 Nov 2012 | 1:36 pm
    Southern Wisconsin pet store chain Animart chooses to routinely declaw all kittens and cats available for purchase/adoption in their stores. Please encourage them to stop this practice, and instead focus on educating their customers to make knowledgeable choices for their own pets.Help out with this very important cause by click "Sign Petition" below! Petition by iPetitions
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    The Pet Health Care Gazette

  • Causes of Sudden Blindness in Pets

    Lorie Huston, DVM
    21 Apr 2014 | 11:41 pm
    There are many things that can cause your pet to suddenly appear blind. We’ll talk today about some of the most common. Realize though that there is a difference between a pet that suffers from sudden blindness and those that suffer a more gradual loss of vision. The differential list for pets that suddenly become blind is much different from the potential causes of progressive vision loss. Photo Credit: DepositPhotos.com/circotasu Many of the causes of true sudden blindness are treatable if help is sought quickly. Sudden blindness should always be considered an emergency and you should…
  • Common and/or Dangerous Pet Parasites (Infographic)

    Lorie Huston, DVM
    21 Apr 2014 | 12:43 am
    Parasites can be a huge problem for pets. There are many different types of parasites. Some are much more dangerous than others. Some can be passed between species and some cannot. There are even some parasites that can be passed to people from their pets, or to pets from their people. Entirely Pets has put together an infographic listing what they feel are the top ten most dangerous pet parasites. The infographic is below but I’d like to make a few observations of my own also. The most common parasites I see, particularly in puppies and kittens, are roundworms and hookworms. In fact,…
  • Enjoy But Keep Your Pet Safe on Easter

    Lorie Huston, DVM
    20 Apr 2014 | 3:46 am
    I’d like to take a moment to wish all of you who celebrate Easter a very happy one. I hope the day is all you planned and more. Photo credit: DepositPhotos.com/EvyMenka While we celebrate Easter though, it’s important to keep our pets safe. Here are some of the most common dangers encountered by both dogs and cats. Enjoy Easter plants and flowers cautiously. Lilies, particularly Easter lilies, are commonly seen as decorations for the holiday. However, these plants can be deadly to your pet. All parts of the lily are considered toxic and even walking through pollen that has fallen…
  • Thinking About a Bunny, Chick, or Duck for Easter? Think Again!

    Lorie Huston, DVM
    19 Apr 2014 | 12:04 pm
    It’s that time of year again. Easter is tomorrow. And numerous Tractor Supply Companies, pet stores, and other suppliers are offering baby rabbits, chicks, or ducklings for sale. Each Easter, the demand for baby chicks, bunnies, ducks, and other animals soars. The animals are often given to children as gifts, but most pets never live to see their first birthday. Photo credit: DepositPhotos.com/fikmik These babies are cute. I get that. I totally understand the temptation to purchase one and take it home. But, the fact is, these animals are a long-time commitment. Ask yourself: What are…
  • Amazing Animal Foster Moms

    Lorie Huston, DVM
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:51 pm
    The mothering instinct is strong in many females. This is true in the animal world as well as in the human world. The images and stories in this infographic speak for themselves. Enjoy. 10 Amazing Foster Moms In Nature [Infographic] by the team at Giraffe.ie
 
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    Project DOG

  • Snack Attack! Dog Casting Call

    Kira
    31 Mar 2014 | 11:16 am
    I’m so thrilled to announce my latest dog photo book project, SNACK ATTACK! You know what that means… dog casting call time… does your dog have what it takes? If your dog can catch a treat in mid air, we want you! Click here for more info and to submit your dog now.The post Snack Attack! Dog Casting Call appeared first on Project DOG.
  • Ellen Selfie Photobomb Penny

    Kira
    4 Mar 2014 | 10:38 am
    The Oscars were really fun… Penny had a great time!The post Ellen Selfie Photobomb Penny appeared first on Project DOG.
  • Cyber Monday Sale – Project DOG 20% Off!

    Kira
    2 Dec 2013 | 11:18 am
    It’s Cyber Monday! Get your copy of Project DOG today for 20% off! I only have a limited supply left, so if you’re thinking about giving this awesome dog book to someone this holiday season, buy it now! CLICK HERE TO BUY PROJECT DOG NOWThe post Cyber Monday Sale – Project DOG 20% Off! appeared first on Project DOG.
  • Dear Ellen: Smug as a Bug in a Mug

    Kira
    25 Nov 2013 | 4:03 pm
    Dear Ellen, What an exciting week it has been! I’m so excited to tell you that last week I was featured on Smugmug’s website as a “Success Story” for my pet photography work and for Project DOG! YES, holy crap it’s true! I love Smugmug, I’ve been using it for years now as a way […]The post Dear Ellen: Smug as a Bug in a Mug appeared first on Project DOG.
  • Update #41 – You Want a Dog?

    Kira
    15 Nov 2013 | 5:06 pm
    So you want a dog? That’s awesome! Dogs are a lot of responsibility but will also reward you with love, companionship and a lifetime of happiness, if you’re ready and willing to be a responsible dog owner. In an effort to make Project DOG not only a fun site with cool dog photo book projects, […]The post Update #41 – You Want a Dog? appeared first on Project DOG.
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    The Rottweilers Blog

  • Apr 23, Adelvina on her 1 year birthday

    23 Apr 2014 | 8:37 am
    This picture is of Ade on her 1 year birthday doing what ever good female does on her birthday....she shops!!! One of her presents was a super long
  • Apr 23, Athena's Reign

    23 Apr 2014 | 8:36 am
    She is my little goddess of war and intelligence. Fiesty, smart and beautiful
  • Apr 23, ICE

    23 Apr 2014 | 8:35 am
    I have a 9 week old Rottweiler named ICE!
  • Apr 23, what I name my rotti.

    23 Apr 2014 | 8:34 am
    I named my new german rottie puppy Capone, because he act just a little Al Capone. He is in every thing that he don't belong in. he always in trouble
  • Apr 2, Chopper

    2 Apr 2014 | 8:10 am
    Our rottweiler baby is 12 weeks and such an amazing Lil boy!
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    GrouchyPuppy® Blog | Dog Lovers Source

  • Have you seen this dog?

    Sharon
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:17 pm
        Don't miss out on anything, get the Grouchy Puppy blog delivered by email. Sign up here!
  • Adoptable Senior Dog of the Week: Nacho

    Sharon
    21 Apr 2014 | 12:26 pm
    What does a champ look like? Like this guy! Meet an adoptable Lhassa Apso whose sturdy disposition will inspire you while his funny nature makes you laugh.   Meet Nacho... This little Lhassa Apso arrived and we knew that something was not quite right, but thanks goodness for our vet tech at Muttville. She took one look at him, felt his tummy and said he has large bladder stones!!! Off we went to the emergency at San Francisco SPCA. A few hours later, the vet called saying they had removed 12 large stones from this little dog’s bladder!!! What a patient, loving guy, can you imagine how…
  • Are you prepared? April is Pet First Aid Awareness Month

    Sharon
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:27 pm
    There are ways to prevent dog bites, but do you know what you would do if your dog got hurt at the park? How about if your puppy devoured a bag of chocolate chips? Not only have I thought about those situations but my dog is elderly and blind. Oh, and I live in San Francisco, an area famous for having earthquakes. I've many reasons to periodically take a minute and ask myself, "What would I do if Cleo was hurt?" Do you have a First Aid kit for your dog? Do you need first aid tips or help with what to do in an emergency? We found a great resource from the American…
 
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    Trupanion Blog on Pet Health & Care Advice, Tips and Feature Articles

  • 5 Tips For Caring For You Pet When They Are Sick

    Guest Blogger
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Pets suffer illnesses just as humans do. Serious ones require help from a veterinarian and sometimes hospitalization. However, many times you may find yourself in the position of caring for less serious illnesses or recovery periods at home. Here are … Continue reading →
  • Searching for Fido: Tips for Getting a Lost Dog Home

    Guest Blogger
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    When you adopt a dog, they’re more than just an animal, they become part of your family. Unfortunately, family dogs get lost every day in the United States, but following the right steps helps ensure that you get your lost … Continue reading →
  • 19 Pets Enjoying Spring

    Stacy
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Spring is finally here (for many of us) and it’s nice to finally see a little sun, feel a little warmth, and spot the colorful flowers as they begin to bloom. We’ve enjoyed viewing your springtime pet photos over the … Continue reading →
  • Trupanion Reviews – Week of April 18

    Stacy
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    I just finished filing my first claim for my puppy. Even though there were some questions about his previous vet records before signing up with Trupanion, everything was handled quickly and I was informed of the claim status regularly. Thank … Continue reading →
  • How to Get Your Dog to Stop Drooling

    Guest Blogger
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Dogs and drooling often seem to go together like cats and purring. But that nasty drool can get everywhere, making it a real mess to clean up. Not only that, but sometimes a dog’s drooling can be so excessive that … Continue reading →
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    Life With Dogs And Puppies Blog

  • Need A Lhasa Apso Club In Greater Toronto Area

    Clint Cora
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:45 am
    photo: Llima Need Toronto Lhasa Apso Club My two Lhasa Apsos Chester and Roxie will once again be visiting the local Mississauga dog parks this season.  Pretty well much of the time when we go to dog parks, they are the only Lhasa Apso dogs there.  We don’t even see many Shih Tzus much out there. I don’t know if it makes a difference to Chester and Roxie, but I think it would be neat for them to see other Lhasa Apsos as well as Shih Tzus.  I do think it is time for a Lhasa Apso club of some sort in the greater Toronto area. Such a Lhasa Apso club could involve owners meeting up…
  • Pancrease V Powder Is Working Great For EPI Dog

    Clint Cora
    5 Apr 2014 | 6:50 am
    Pancrease V Powder For EPI I’ve been dealing with a new local pet pharmacy which is actually part of a human pharmacy in Hamilton, Ontario.  Since I have business in Hamilton on a semi regular basis, I can save on shipping.  I got the heartworm prevention meds from them last year and just this week, I got another jar of Pancrease V powder for Chester’s EPI treatment.  From the last report on his dog exocrine pancreatic insufficiency disorder condition, he has put on a bit more weight to almost 18 pounds now! Getting more Pancrease V was really easy too.  I thought that I…
  • Should Dogs Sleep In The Bedroom?

    Clint Cora
    24 Mar 2014 | 5:57 am
    Dogs Sleep In Bedrooms Here is an interesting question – should dogs sleep in bedrooms? My first time where I encountered this particular scenario was when I was young and I was at a school buddy’s house.  He had a beagle and I asked him where his dog slept at night.  He told me that his beagle sleeps with him in his bedroom. I was a bit surprised being a non-dog owner at that time and didn’t realize just how much of a bond humans and their dogs can have.  Many years later when I got my first Lhasa Apso puppy Pepper, I tried initially to have him sleep in a dog room…
  • Owner Of Two Dogs Less Stressed

    Clint Cora
    8 Mar 2014 | 12:13 pm
    Potty Training Two Dogs As many of you know, I put my two dogs Chester and Roxie through potty training at the same time when they were puppies.  So it was great to hear from another owner of two dogs who also used my training system for potty training dogs using an indoor litterbox with success. Here is what Geri Muniz of California has to say; “It’s been a week and I’m having wonderful results. Stewie and Lilly are going on the paper and I have only removed a small amount but they are getting the idea.  All the poop was on the papers.  I’m less stressed about…
  • Lhasa Apso Dogs Explore Snow In New Video

    Clint Cora
    3 Mar 2014 | 2:40 pm
    New Video Of My Lhasa Apso Dogs As mentioned in my last blog post where I reported about the follow up specialist vet visit for my dog Chester’s exocrine pancreatic insufficiency disorder, I shot some new video footage of both Chester and his sister Roxie outside exploring in all the deep snow we’ve been having this winter.  Throughout the past few months ever since Chester started showing symptoms of EPI, his energy level has never really been affected nor his temperment.  He has remained the same dog from that point of view ever since. His EPI treatment has enabled him to…
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  • Hello world!

    puppytraining
    30 Mar 2014 | 9:13 am
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
 
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    Talking Dogs at For Love of a Dog

  • Easter Bunny Dog Outtakes | Wordless Wednesday

    22 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Every bunny loved the new Easter bunny toys!If you're guessing treats where involved, you'd be right!Yup, treats were more popular than toys.My personal favorite Jeffie bunny ears photo.Rosie is not keen on bunny ears!Rudy thought a little head tilt might get him an extra treat.  He was right!
  • Apple and Peanut Butter Dog Cookie Treat Recipe | Tasty Tuesday

    21 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    As part of Jeffie's birthday celebration last week, we tried a new dog cookie recipe.  To say it was a hit is putting it mildly.All of our dogs love peanut butter, especially Jeffie.  Since every dog cake recipe we looked at included things he really doesn't like (bananas, carrots and more - he's very picky) this seemed perfect.This is a very easy recipe and I know we'll be making it again.  This time around we had a lot of fun with our cookie cutters to make them festive for our birthday boy.Apple and Peanut Butter Dog Treats4 cups whole wheat flour3/4 cup quick cooking…
  • Adopt Lilly a Senior Pit Bull Mix and #BSL Victim at #WaysideWaifs | Tuesdays Tails

    21 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    This sweet girl is Lilly.  She's an 8 1/2 year old American Pit Bull Terrier mix and she is a victim of BSL.  When the town she lived in enacted breed specific legislation, her family was unable to move, so they surrendered her to Wayside Waifs.Here's Lilly's adoption message:Let me introduce myself, I am a beautiful American Pit Bull Mix, my name is Lilly and I am 8 -years-old. Sadly, my owner surrendered me because I was not allowed in the city where we lived. Such a sad rule because it means so many great Pit Bulls like me will miss out on being adopted by some awesome families.
  • For Love of a Dog Jewelry April Giveaway | MISCHIEF

    20 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
     I'm afraid the mischief is all mine this time.  (Well, the dogs would probably insist that the mischief is almost always mine!)   I'd planned to announce this giveaway last week.  With all the birthday celebrations - including a timely visit from Jeffie, Rudy and Rosie's human brother - time got away from me.So, without further delay, please enter Jeffie's 8th Birthday Giveaway!You could be the winner of this one of a kind handmade paw print necklace from For Love of a Dog.  Perfect for both dog and cat lovers, it would make a pawtastic gift if you don't like to…
  • Easter Bunny Treats for the Talking Dogs

    19 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Rudy and Jeffie are ready for the Easter bunny!Even Rosie know there are surprises in store!Alright!  Lots of goodies from the Easter bunny!Special treats for our birthday boy, Jeffie!Happy Easter from all of us at Talking Dogs and For Love of a Dog!
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    Dogs Now Puppies for Sale

  • Young Male Shar Pei

    23 Apr 2014 | 5:56 am
    Pure bred (larger) mini shar pei. He is just around 40# but short an stalky. Not a 'standard' shar pei size. Will be 3 on St Patricks Day. Sweet loving lap dog. He is an Apricot Dilute color. He is fixed and up to date on everything. Came from championship bloodlines. Can be registered, just never did as he is our family's pet. We are looking for a new home for him as he needs more attention then he gets. He would love to be an only dog or with a super active family. He is great once he is comfortable with you. A real lap dog love bug. Never bitten or acted meanly ever. Sleeps with my…
  • Texas Yorkie Pups

    23 Apr 2014 | 3:41 am
    AKC registered Yorkie babies from excellent bloodlines. All pups have current deworming and shots. My pups come with a 1 yr health warranty. Visit my website for available babies, Yorkie prices start at 1300 and go up.
  • AKC Maltese Puppies

    23 Apr 2014 | 3:41 am
    AKC registered Maltese babies, if you want a beautiful Maltese puppy give me a call. If you are just looking for a cheap pup, I am sorry I can't help you. All pups come with a 1 yr health warranty, vet check, current shots and deworming. Prices 1300 to 1800.
  • Bruno Boggle, Bulldog

    23 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Don't you just love my cute puppy face? If so, then Hey, I'm Bruno! The wonderful Boggle/Bulldog! No one knows cute better then me! I was born on JMarch 9th,2014! My mom is a Beagle/Boston Terrier and my dad is an English Bulldog. A lot of people seem to really like me for my name, my puppy face and my gorgeous dark Brindle and White fur. I'm great with kids and other animals. I just hope that someone out there thinks I'm cute enough to want to take me home! They're asking 895 for me, which includes a 1yr. health guarantee! I'll come home with you shots and wormed to date! If you think I'm…
  • Adorable Male Purebred German Shorthaired Pointer-8Weeks Old-Includes Kit

    23 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    We have one German Shorthaired Pointer puppy left. She had 12 puppies on Febuary 25th, 2014. The puppies are handle daily and are use to young kids. The parents are fantastic hunters. Very loyal and obedient. I believe this puppy will make any crazy hunter a new best friend! The puppies will be use to other dogs. The puppies are ready to go. The puppies will have their first sets of shots and worming. The puppies will come with vet reccords. We have a 10 day guarantee for any problems that you may have and 1 year guarantee on any hereditary problems. Both parents have been healthy and happy.
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    Dog Care Journey

  • Organic Dog Food

    Omar
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:48 am
    People are paying more attention today to the type of food they feed their dogs. That is why they are very concerned about the ingredients that are in the dog food. Because of their awareness about the different types of dog foods that are now available, within the past 10 to 15 years organic dog foods have become very popular. In some cases, dogs that are fed organic dog foods get some benefits from it but it is not clear to what extent organic dog food benefits dogs. It’s not until recently that the United Sates Department of Agriculture (USDA) provided some guidelines regarding…
  • Why You Should Never Shout At Your Dog

    Omar
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:11 am
    This article will help you to understand the reasons why you should never shout at your dog just to get him to stop doing things that are wrong or from barking too much. The fact is that yelling at your dog will not stop him from doing what he is doing or fix a problem or induce any type of positive reinforcement. You may get angry at your dog for not listening to you but the truth is that shouting will not fix the issue. You may get your dog to stop temporarily from doing whatever activity he is involved in but it won’t take long for him to return to what he was doing. Most puppies…
  • Emergency First Aid For Dogs Part 1 — Symptons of Shock

    Omar
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:09 am
    Dog owners’ worst nightmare is to see their dog lying in the street across from their house bleeding, badly injured, with broken bones and in severe shock. Something that they never expect to happen to their kind, loving, playful and obedient dog. They are not prepared for this and do not know what to do there and then to help their dog and as a result lose their dog. Therefore, it is very important that you as a dog owner learn about emergency first aid for dogs as soon as possible so that you are able to help your dog if you ever find yourself in such a situation. It could happen to…
  • Is Peanut Butter Good For Your Dog

    Omar
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:31 am
    Many people are afraid to give their dogs peanut butter. Perhaps because they believe that peanut is a nut and in general you do not give dogs nuts. However, peanuts are not nuts they are a legume and are a member of the pea family. They are related to other legumes such as alfalfa, beans, carob, clover, lentils, peas and soy. Therefore, peanuts are not harmful to dogs. So, peanut butter is good for dogs. In fact, people have been giving dogs peanut butter from the time it began to be manufactured. Even veterinarians recommend it. If you need to give your dog a pill that he does not want to…
  • Saying No to Your Dog

    Omar
    11 Apr 2014 | 9:37 am
    You would be surprised to know how well your dog knows you. He knows when you say something that you mean or when you say something that you don’t mean. For instance, if your dog is on the sofa and you tell him to get off but he ignores you, perhaps it’s because you have never told him to get off or perhaps you have told him a hundred times and you have never done anything about it. When you tell your dog to do something but you are not consistent and follow up on it, your dog will think that you are not serious and will not obey your command. The same thing happens when you use…
 
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    Petplan USA Blog

  • advances in diagnostics: polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing

    22 Apr 2014 | 2:31 am
    Today’s veterinary medicine isn’t your parent’s veterinary medicine. As science marches forward with new discoveries and techniques, advances in veterinary medicine follow suit. One such advance in the way we diagnose disease is the use of the polymerase chain reaction, or PCR. The polymerase chain reaction amplifies DNA so that one copy becomes millions of copies in a matter of hours. This is useful to detect and identify DNA where small amounts are present.   PCR was developed in 1983 by a biochemist named Kary Mullis, who I was actually lucky enough to meet in my…
  • blind luck: dr. kim smyth explains sudden acquired retinal degeneration syndrome

    21 Apr 2014 | 2:34 am
    Blindness in dogs is not uncommon, and dogs have proven time and time again that they can easily adapt to this lifestyle, especially when blindness is gradual. In fact, I think a diagnosis of blindness is sometimes harder on the owner than it is on the dog! But there are times when blindness occurs acutely, and it is these cases that dogs (and their owners) need a little more help adjusting to life without sight.   Sudden acquired retinal degeneration syndrome, or SARDS, is one such condition—blindness occurs very rapidly. Sometimes it seems to be almost instantaneous, but even in…
  • at the vet clinic: the three things you need to do to help your doc diagnose disease

    18 Apr 2014 | 3:27 am
    “Something’s just not right.”   Those four words are either a veterinarian’s worst nightmare or best friend. They’re my BFF.   Many times a veterinarian is faced with a dilemma; the pet simply doesn’t appear to be sick, hurt, or otherwise abnormal when it visits the clinic.  A limping dog bounds playfully; a cat in pain appears comfortable; a weak senior pet suddenly surges with energy. What’s going on?   What’s going on is the animal’s natural self-preservation mechanism. Pain and illness are viewed as signs of…
  • rubbing elbows: dr. kim smyth explains elbow dysplasia

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:33 am
    Perhaps you’ve heard of hip dysplasia, the notorious condition that affects many breeds of dogs and leads to painful hip arthritis. But did you know that there is a similar condition affecting the elbows of dogs called elbow dysplasia?   The concept is the same between the two dysplasias—malformation and degeneration of the joint. If you haven’t heard about elbow dysplasia, consider you (and your dog) lucky, because it’s the most common cause of front limb lameness in large dogs.   The elbow is the meeting place of three bones in your dog’s forearm: the…
  • 5 things you can do to prevent pet cancer

    16 Apr 2014 | 8:29 am
    When you’re sitting in an exam room, no one word is capable of causing panic and fear more than the word cancer. This is true whether you are sitting in your own physician’s exam room, or whether you’re with your pet at the vet clinic. As humans, we know that there are things that we can do to try to prevent some types of cancer. As it happens, there are some things we can do to decrease the odds of cancer in our four-legged family members, too! Read on for the top five ways to reduce your pet’s cancer risk. Have your pet spayed or neutered. Besides benefiting the…
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    Fidose of Reality

  • Personalized Pet Products You Haven’t Seen

    Carol Bryant
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:31 pm
    Readers of this blog will know I am a dog product junkie: Self-admitted, card-carrying member of the “Yes, that has Cocker on it, I gotta have” it club. I am she who has seen it all, oogled it all, purchased a great deal of it. Then two personalized pet products stopped me in my tracks. Jen DeHaan of Stylish Canine designs graphics from scratch, yet when you get them home and wear them/use them/display them, the artwork feels familiar, spot on, and oh so “where you’d get that” inducing to onlookers. And trust us, you will be stopped and you will be asked about…
  • The Reality of Dog Breed Origins

    Carol Bryant
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:23 am
    Tracing back through Fido’s family tree, do the branches extend where one might believe or are there a few misnomers scattered among the doggy forest? Registries, breeding and lines aside, the roots of many breeds as we know them today run deeper and in different directions than many surmise. Did you ever wonder the reality of some dog breed origins? Is the Havanese from Cuba? (yes). Does the German Shepherd hail from Germany? (affirmative). We did a little digging under the world’s canine trees and uncovered the origins of ten popular breeds. As for the mutts of the world, we know…
  • Preserve the Memory of a Beloved Dog Contest

    Carol Bryant
    21 Apr 2014 | 11:24 am
    Have you ever loved a dog oh so very much and then one day, that time comes and they pass on, leaving you shattered in a million little pieces? I know that feeling oh so well. I wish there was a way to preserve the memory of a dog we will love forever while maintaining the dog’s dignity and precious time on earth. One of the hardest things I’ve ever had to face in my life as a dog mom has been letting my baby girl go and knowing our time here on Earth had come to a close. I will never say that the time we spend with our loved ones ends because for me, love never ends. When my little…
  • Springtime Dog Photo Contest Winners Announced

    Carol Bryant
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:32 am
    The Easter/Spring dog photo contest was a huge success, and Fidose of Reality thanks each and every one of you for submitting a photo. Once again, our judges had a tough time choosing just three winners. In reality, all of your dogs are winners and we wish we could give them all a prize. Come back on Monday, May 21st, when we kick off our jewelry giveaway that you won’t want to miss. Meantime, here are the three winners. The first place winner who will receive all the yummy delectables for people seen below from our friends at SweetWorks, estimated retail value, $100.00 is: Cooper,…
  • Five Things Pet Rescue Groups Do Wrong

    Carol Bryant
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:37 am
    Good rescue groups and organizations do not get enough credit for the painstaking, gut wrenching, heartfelt labor of love that goes into every effort in which they are involved. I am indirectly involved in dog rescue: Though I am not on the front lines, I am behind the scenes and involved in the fundraising and social media aspect of dog rescue. There are things, however, that some pet rescue groups do wrong. During the BlogPaws pet bloggers social media conference in 2013, I had the pleasure of listening to a few dozen rescue groups talk about who they are, what they do, and how the folks in…
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    Woof Woof Mama

  • Giveaway: WIN a New Kindle Fire HDX 7″ Tablet ($229 ARV)!

    Mama
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Are you ready for a fabulous new giveaway??? Daisy & I are SUPER excited about this one and think YOU will be, too! We’ve teamed up with an amazing group of bloggers to bring you this giveaway and one very lucky person will win a 16GB Wi-Fi Kindle Fire HDX 7″ Tablet, valued at $229. Woof Woof Papa has a Kindle and loves it! Whether you decide to keep it for yourself, share it with the kiddos, or give it as the perfect Mother’s Day or Father’s Day gift is up to you. Here’s a bit about the prize: Kindle Fire HDX  Perfect-color HDX display, plus powerful…
  • Inspirational Earth Day Quotes For A Greener Planet

    Mama
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:17 am
    Inspirational Quotes for Earth Day “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtfully committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” — Native American Proverb “Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet, and the winds long to play with your hair. — Kahlil Gibran “What is the use of a house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?” — Henry David Thoreau “When…
  • 10 FREE Kindle Books for Earth Day: Naturally Bug-Free, Green Family Guide + More!

    Mama
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:35 am
    Help make every day Earth Day by learning to compost, recycle, grow vegetables, and more with these 10 FREE Kindle books available right now! Titles change frequently and without warning, so be sure to snag these FREE eBook downloads while they are available at no cost. You can read them on a Kindle or any tablet, PC, laptop, Smartphone or other web-enabled device using one of the free Kindle Reading Apps. In case you don’t already know how it works: Once you own the book, it’s added to your library and is yours to keep and read whenever you have time, but they don’t stay free for…
  • Petco Earth Day Sale 25% OFF Sitewide + Double PALS Rewards

    Mama
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:48 am
    To celebrate Earth Day, Petco is giving everyone 25% OFF today! You can also get double PALS Rewards points when you shop the eco pet department and there is FREE Shipping on orders of $49+, so it’s a great day to take advantage and stock up on things you want and need for your dog, cat, fish or other critters. A few exclusions apply, and you can read them all here. Sale ends today 4/22 at 11:59pm PT. No Petco promo code is needed, and discount will be applied automatically to your shopping cart when you check out. Visit Petco.com to get started.
  • Handcrafted Artisan Jewelry from Sitara Collections ~ Review + Giveaway

    Mama
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:07 am
    Mother’s Day will be here before you know it so it’s time to start thinking about getting Mom something special! Sitara Collections recently invited me to review their work on my blog, and sent me a few lovely pieces from their handcrafted artisan jewelry collection. One lucky reader is also going to WIN something to keep for themselves or give as a gift! Sitara Collections is an online boutique specializing in handcrafted, artisan jewelry, home decor, gifts and fashion items that you won’t find anywhere else. All the items they sell are handmade and the company supports…
 
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  • Marty Huggins is a Pug

    human
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:36 pm
  • Pug Crush on French Bulldogs!

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    15 Apr 2014 | 11:34 am
  • Frenchies are Such Trouble!

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    14 Apr 2014 | 5:31 am
    What does this silly Frenchie think he’s doing!? Why doesn’t he grow a tail and tell his stupid human if she wants him to sleep it will cost no more than three bags of kibble!
  • Pugs on the Loose!

    Dan Armatis
    27 Mar 2014 | 10:46 am
  • How to Teach a Dog to Play Dead

    Dan Armatis
    23 Mar 2014 | 11:36 am
    Cool Dog Tricks – How to Teach a Dog to Play Dead We love teaching Bunk The Pug new cool dog tricks! Here is how you can teach your dog to play dead. Firstly, as you teach a dog to play dead, you should start off by letting our dog get a lot of his […]
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    To Dog With Love

  • Review: Give Your Dog a Bone With ORGANIX Butcher & Bushel Canned Food #OrganicPet

    To Dog With Love
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Rocco's been busy these last few weeks sampling lots of goodies from Castor & Pollux's ORGANIX brand of food and treats. And, since he so thoroughly enjoyed the Butcher and Bushel Grain-Free canned food, he asked if he could tell you about it in today's post.So take it away Rocco!Hiya pals! It's me, Rocco, here today to tell you all about ORGANIX Butcher and Bushel canned dog food from Castor and Pollux.You all know how much I like to run fast and jump high, so it's super important that I get fed well and often with something that I LOVE to eat! But before I got to the taste test,…
  • A Portly Pup Loses Lbs and Gains a New Lease on Life #HillsPet

    To Dog With Love
    20 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    We love great weight loss success stories. Even better when it involves a pet who's weight loss gives them a new lease on life.Check out Bear, a pup who went from a whopping 148 pounds to 92 pounds to gain back his energy… and his life. With the help of Hill's Prescription Diet Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution, Bear's metabolism changed to act more like that of a lean animal. And as the weight came off, his quality of life improved, and so did his relationship with his family."I gained a friend," said Bear's dad. When our pets feel good, it's like getting back an old friend.Hill's…
  • Learn How To Be a Disc Dog

    To Dog With Love
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Rocco got a chance to try his own paw at the toss and fetch competitionThis past weekend, Rocco and I got to experience our own performance dog doubleheader.First, we had a great outing at our first USDAA agility trial, and then we spent the day at the Disc Dog Southern Nationals where we got some great disc dog tips from our pals Melissa Heeter and Marni Brown.Rocco's learning to grab the disc and retrieve it when I roll it on the ground. We haven't advance to catching it in the air yet, but it's still great exercise for both of us as we combine chase games (Rocco chases me) with fetch and…
  • Fido's Freebie Friday is Jumping!

    To Dog With Love
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Welcome to another edition of Fido's Freebie Friday (FFF), the weekly giveaway blog hop for all things pet!Rocco had a great time at USDAAagility trial last weekend!FFF is jumping hot this week, and not just because we continue to have LOTS of great giveaways to share. Rocco and I have been busy with his first agility trials -- last weekend competing in his first USDAA and this weekend we're competing in our first AKC trial!We also have a new product to try out this week at the trial. We'll be taking a few Yaff Bars with us to help keep our energy up during the long days of the agility…
  • Get Ready for $100s in Prizes at #OrganicPet Twitter Party

    To Dog With Love
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Rocco is perusing some of the terrific prizes from Castor & Polluxwe'll be giving away at the May 4 #OrganicPet Twitter PartyThe excitement is building for the Event Barkers May 4 #OrganicPet Twitter Party with Castor & Pollux! If you haven't RSVP'd yet. Don't miss out! Ten lucky winners will win $750 worth of prizes! That's a whole lot of tasty, natural and organic food and treats for your pup from Castor & Pollux.You can RSVP here and enter our #OrganicPet giveaways for the chance to win one of three prizes (each valued at $70)…
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    Petplan Blog

  • Petplan February prize draw winner: Catcuddles

    Petplan
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:23 am
    Petplan’s monthly £500 prize draw continues to help UK animal rehoming charities keep up their great work. February saw Catcuddles – a London-based cat sanctuary that helps pair unwanted cats with loving homes – bag the prize. We caught up with founder, Evina Koroni, to find out more about the important work they do and how the money has been used… Hi Evina, how long have you been involved with Catcuddles? “I began the project back in the autumn of 2009. I’d worked for other pet charities before but felt there was something more that could be done so I quit my job in banking,…
  • The mystery of chocolate unwrapped

    Petplan
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Following the post-Christmas lull, chocolate is big on the scene again with Easter just round the corner. But before you decide to treat your cat, dog or rabbit with a taste of your chocolate egg, remember that it’s toxic for them. But why is the treat, which we consume more at Easter than any other time of year, so bad for our pets? The active ingredient in chocolate is the cause of the problem. Theobromine is a stimulant similar to caffeine and is very difficult for cats, dogs and rabbits to break down. Eating chocolate can lead to a build up of toxic concentrations of the stimulant,…
  • National Pet Month

    Petplan
    2 Apr 2014 | 5:36 am
    What better way to share the joy of pet ownership than by taking part in National Pet Month, this year marking its 25th anniversary. Running from 1 April – 5 May, the charity has chosen the apt theme of ‘Celebrating Our Pets’ for 2014. National Pet Month promotes responsible pet ownership and aims to raise money for pet charities across the UK. By encouraging supporters to organise and attend fundraising events, much needed money can be raised to help these charities do their very important work of caring for pets in need. National Pet Month brings together people from…
  • Common illnesses in cats

    Petplan
    26 Mar 2014 | 3:12 am
    Here at Petplan, keeping pets healthy and happy is our number one priority. Many pet owners assume that injuries are the biggest risk their pet faces, but 90% of the claims Petplan receives are for illness rather than injury. We pride ourselves on our pet health knowledge and sharing this expertise with you. With the help of Petplan vet, Brian Faulkner, we’ve created a list of the top five illnesses that can affect cats to help you spot the signs should your cat fall ill. 1. GASTROINTESTINAL DISEASE Stomach upsets can leave your cat feeling weak and dangerously dehydrated. The most…
  • Spring in their step

    Petplan
    12 Mar 2014 | 5:46 am
    Spring is a glorious time of year, and there’s no better way to enjoy it than being outdoors with your pet. Following on from our first blog about spring-cleaning for you and your pet, here we remind you of the importance of lifestyle changes and springtime dangers to be aware of. Grooming galore Just as you pack away the winter wardrobe, and lay off the gloves and hats, your pets have lifestyle changes too, to accommodate the change in seasons. Give your pet a good old groom to get rid of any winter coat, mats and dead undercoat. Grooming not only gives pets their ‘spring…
 
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    K9 Magazine

  • K9 Magazine Issue 73

    K9 Magazine
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:42 am
    Inside this edition of K9 Magazine…. Talking Point: A View From Hong Kong K9 Health: Raw Revolution – An Expert Answers Your Questions Lifestyle: Interview With Anna Passey Best Dog Products: Spring Special K9 Interactive: How To Help Your Dog Improve His Memory K9 Behaviour: Why Are So Many Dogs Less Well Behaved Today? Could It […]K9 Magazine Issue 73 is an article from: K9 Magazine
  • Interview With Anna Passey

    K9 Magazine
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:45 am
    Anna Passey is best known for playing the ever complex Sienna Blake on Channel 4′s soap opera, ‘Hollyoaks’. Love her or loathe her, she’s definitely taken the show by storm and as such was nominated at the 2014 National Television Awards for ‘Best Newcomer’. With story lines on screen gripping households up and down the […]Interview With Anna Passey is an article from: K9 Magazine
  • Priscilla & Jools Column Issue 73 – Latest Pet Products

    K9 Magazine
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:53 am
    Well hello, as always we’re thrilled to be here bringing you a selection of some of the latest and best dog products! We hope you’ll love what we’ve featured this month. So, without further delay, let’s get started … enjoy! Let us know if you’ve seen a must-have pet product, gadget or accessory – we’d love […]Priscilla & Jools Column Issue 73 – Latest Pet Products is an article from: K9 Magazine
  • Best Dog Products for Spring

    K9 Magazine
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:14 am
    We’re always on the hunt for the best dog products available and we suddenly thought – what’s the point in us knowing if we don’t tell you? Continuing our series of the Best Dog Products, we’ve been hard at work finding some of the latest and best seasonal products. So, without further delay, here’s K9 […]Best Dog Products for Spring is an article from: K9 Magazine
  • How To Help Your Dog Improve His Memory

    K9 Magazine
    11 Apr 2014 | 8:33 am
    When we domesticated dogs, we limited their ability to explore and respond to the instincts that they once relied so heavily on. Shaping play and training to stimulate these instincts and urges is a good way to get the best out of a dog – as well as an excellent way to accelerate obedience training. […]How To Help Your Dog Improve His Memory is an article from: K9 Magazine
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    Something Wagging This Way Comes

  • Top 12 Ways To Ruin Your Dog’s Recall

    Pamela Douglas Webster
    3 Apr 2014 | 5:26 am
    I’ve had dogs with the best of recalls. And dogs with the worst of recalls. But even my roaming adventure dogs would have done better if I hadn’t done all kinds of stupid things to ruin their recall. How to Ruin Your Dog’s Recall Go ahead. Try these things. And see if it doesn’t totally […]
  • Walking Barefoot in the Snow – A Dog World Problem

    Pamela Douglas Webster
    2 Apr 2014 | 4:49 am
    (This post has a soundtrack.) You’ve heard of first world problems. But your true suffering comes from Dog World Problems. Let’s take a closer look.           Your Turn: Would you walk in the snow barefoot for your dog?  
  • Don’t Fool Your Dog

    Pamela Douglas Webster
    1 Apr 2014 | 5:31 am
    Yuck. It’s April Fool’s Day. I hate it. Visiting online news sites with a cynical eye. Waiting for the “gotcha” in every conversation. Seems like a good day to avoid human contact. I’m glad Honey’s trainer gave me a reason not to join the April Fool’s “fun.” He told me: “Don’t fool your dog.” It’s […]
  • Are You Ready to Get a Dog?

    Pamela Douglas Webster
    27 Mar 2014 | 5:51 am
    You’ll find quizzes to tell you if you should get married, if you should have a child, and whether to dump your significant other. You’ll even find quizzes to help you decide really important stuff like if you’re ready to get a dog. But they’re so boring. Most dog quizzes ask if you understand how […]
  • Happy 4th Blogiversary!

    Pamela Douglas Webster
    26 Mar 2014 | 5:41 am
    Is it an important event? Then chances are I missed it. I forget my anniversary. I plan to teach classes on my husband’s birthday. And I have to check my file cabinet to know when Honey came home with us. I’ve done it again. Something Wagging This Way Comes published its first post on March […]
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    PetSci

  • PFMA Pet Obesity Report 2014: A Nation of Fat Cats and Dogs

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

    James Watts
    30 Mar 2014 | 9:05 am
    A news release from Public Health England and the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency confirms that two people in England developed bovine tuberculosis (bTB) following contact with an infected domesticated cat. The cat was infected with Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis), the bacterium responsible for causing TB in cattle. A further two people were found to have a latent infection, suggesting they had been exposed to the disease at some point. Nine cases of bTB in domestic cats were investigated. All these cases were reported in the Berkshire and Hampshire area since March 2013,…
  • The 10 Most Common Canine Health Problems

    James Watts
    16 Feb 2014 | 9:46 am
    In this article, we’ve put together a list of the most common canine health problems. The various disease and conditions listed below are the 10 most common canine health problems reported by vets during the previous year.  Although each year, the order may change slightly, you will find that the same 10 or so conditions claim the top spot on this list. If you’d like to read more about any of these common canine health problems, click the button below each extract for information on symptoms, causes, treatment and more. Atopic Dermatitis Canine atopic dermatitis is the term…
  • Treatment and Advice for Soft Tissue Trauma in Canines

    Guest
    25 Jan 2014 | 8:58 am
    Soft tissue trauma is amongst one of the most common injuries that pets can sustain. In our largely urbanised society, pets are at a high risk of injuring themselves. For example, debris left on the ground can prove to be one of many potential hazards for our pets. It can be beneficial for pet owners to understand the best way to deal with soft tissue trauma and other minor injuries. Especially knowing when an injury requires veterinary attention, or if it can be treated at home and what supplies are needed to do so. In this article, we’re going to investigate soft tissue trauma in dogs and…
  • Ever wondered why your dog gets so excited when you come home?

    James Watts
    12 Jan 2014 | 9:50 am
    If you’ve ever wondered why your dog seems so excited when you return home then a new study might just have the answer. The calming effect dogs can have on humans has been quite well documented. Stroking or petting your dog can alleviate stress and dog ownership is thought to improve our quality of life, but what about the effect of humans on dogs? How do different social interactions affect our dogs? Do we help alleviate their stress? A recent Swedish study investigated the biological mechanisms behind why our dogs get so excited to see us!  Investigating Dogs’ Responses to…
 
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  • Fancy Dog Collars jeweled collars Crystal rhinestone dog collars

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    22 Apr 2014 | 8:23 pm
    Fancy Dog Collars, Jeweled Crystal Pet Collars, Leashes, Velvet Dog Collars. Swarovski and Czech crystal jeweled dog collars, Cat Collars. We also design fancy custom collars and leashes! Be sure to check out our Leather Jeweled Dog Collars and Cat Collars. We make collars for small dogs and large dogs – big dogs, cats, ferrets, etc. Dog Collar Fancy Exclusive Designs. Hand Made in the U.S.A. Fancy Dog Collars jeweled collars Crystal rhinestone dog collars.
  • Pet Stories and Pet News Pet Tidbits

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    6 Apr 2014 | 9:24 am
    Latest Pet News Pet Stories and Pet News Pet Tidbits.
  • Diamonds and Emeralds Crystal Bling Dog Collar

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    2 Apr 2014 | 3:14 pm
    Diamonds and Emeralds Crystal Dog Collar Our absolutely gorgeous Diamonds and Emeralds dog collar is 3/4 inches wide, made of white nylon, and lavishly Blinged out with clear and emerald crystal. Quite the sparkler! The perfect size for small dogs with long necks, and medium to large dogs too! Nickel plated buckle and d-ring. Diamonds and Emeralds Crystal Bling Dog Collar.
  • Juicy Watermelon Dog Collar in Pastel Pink or Lime Green with crystal

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    2 Apr 2014 | 10:40 am
      Juicy Watermelon Crystal Jeweled Dog Collar Our very sparkly and beautiful 3/4 inch wide Juicy Watermelon collars are made of white nylon in your choice of lime green or pastel pink, and decorated with Peridot (lime green) and Light Rose crystal. Perfect for spring or summer. This collar sparkles like crazy and when in the sun, everyone will notice! Nickel plated buckle and d-ring. Juicy Watermelon Dog Collar in Pastel Pink or Lime Green with crystal.
  • Wild Zebra Crystal Dog Collar 3/4 inch wide.

    dogcollarfancy
    28 Mar 2014 | 12:52 pm
    Wild Zebra Crystal Dog Collar is made with black nylon and decorated with zebra print fabric, jet black crystal with black settings and clear crystal. 3/4 inch wide. The perfect size for small dogs with long necks, and medium to large dogs too! Nickel plated buckle and d-ring. Matching leash available. Wild Zebra Crystal Dog Collar 3/4 inch wide..
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    Parrot Nation

  • A Pause for a Cause

    Patricia Sund
    29 Mar 2014 | 6:05 am
    This is Terri Holt with her sister. Teri lost her sister to breast cancer. “After losing her sister to breast cancer in 1999, a routine mammogram screening revealed a small tumor in the milk duct of the breast. Without thinking twice she decided to have a bi-lateral mastectomy to remove both breast. A brave decision on her part to save her life and her family more heartache. In memory of her sister, she would love to be part of The Survivors Parade. Ten years later she remains cancer free! Breast and ovarian cancer has affected our family in many ways. This is a chance for her to pay…
  • Life…Interrupted

    Patricia Sund
    8 Mar 2014 | 6:04 am
    Life occasionally has a way of suddenly grabbing you by the scruff of the neck and shaking you like a puppy shakes a toy. Everything is going along just swimmingly and then stuff happens that makes you aware once again how little control you have over what happens, or is meant to be. Things were going along right on track for me. I was doing my cleaning/organizing/de-cluttering thing. I was due to return to flying after my vacation and was just getting errands done and working on those pesky little projects one never gets to. In a previous post, I talked about how freakin’ miserable…
  • “The Cleaning Chronicles” #14: Nobody Said it Was Going to be Easy

    Patricia Sund
    6 Feb 2014 | 5:01 am
    It’s true. And doing this has not been easy for me. It’s strenuous, it’s emotionally taxing and it is a complete reversal of what I was taught: being thrifty, not wasting anything. Reusing, saving, repurposing, hanging onto things in case you need them later. We’re taught to consume. We’re conditioned that bigger is better, more is magic and a that excess is success. Well, I’m trying to break out of that. I want order in my life. For lack of a better way of explaining it, I’ll do it visually. If you weren’t around in the 60′s and…
  • “The Cleaning Chronicles #13″ Why Bother?

    Patricia Sund
    5 Feb 2014 | 5:36 am
    This is why. It’s simple: It’s about time. It’s about space. It’s about peace of mind. It’s about getting it clean and orderly and getting more elbow room. It’s about creating space for not only you but creating time for you to spend with the flock. They are important enough to make time and space for. Unless they would prefer that you use your time filtering through your stuff to find the stuff that you need, you are better off with an efficient and streamlined life. Personally, I think your birds would want to have you spend time with them rather than…
  • “The Cleaning Chronicles #12″ 1000 Pounds of Stuff

    Patricia Sund
    3 Feb 2014 | 6:25 am
    1000 pounds. That’s a lot of stuff. At least it sounds that way. But I think it’s easily achieved if I include the heavy items like furniture, pots, pans, tools, cast iron cookware, bags and bags of clothing, paper, glassware, china, coffee mugs and  other assorted crap I never used but for some reason kept in my space. Why I shared it for so long with these items is pretty clear: It never occurred to me that I should get it out. I don’t need 15 coffee cups. I don’t use 12 pieces of cast iron cookware. It simply isn’t necessary and I chose not to live with it…
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    VetDepot Blog

  • What to Expect as Your Cat Ages

    VetDepot
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Cats typically reach senior status at around 10 to 12 years old. Although they’re still as lovable as ever, some physical and behavioral changes will likely occur. Senior cats tend to slow down as they age due to joint pain. They may stop jumping up on furniture or playing with their toys as often. Hearing or vision loss is also a possibility. As a cat progresses into its teen years, dementia becomes more likely as well, which can cause confusion. This may all sound a bit discouraging, but management of these conditions is possible. Below are some helpful tips for keeping your senior cat…
  • Why Do Some Little Dogs Choose to Pick Fights with Big Dogs?

    VetDepot
    21 Apr 2014 | 7:17 am
    It’s not uncommon for the littlest of dogs to have the biggest of personalities. If you’re the owner of a dog (big or small), you may have noticed that some small dogs always manage to have an attitude with the biggest dog at the park – but why? The simplest answer is that small dogs are still dogs. They’re capable of barking, growling, and protecting their space and family from potential threats. If they perceive a large dog as a threat, their doggy instincts are going to kick in, no matter what their size. Another contributor to the small dog, big attitude phenomenon is that many…
  • 8 Signs of Diabetes in Pets

    VetDepot
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:24 am
    Diabetes is not just a human health condition, it’s becoming increasingly prevalent in pets. Canine and feline diabetes awareness is important so that owners can spot symptoms early on and treatment can begin. Below are eight signs that a pet is suffering from diabetes: Increased thirst: If your pet is gulping down more water than usual, this might be an early sign of the disease. Frequent urination: If your pet is urinating more often or starting to have accidents around the house, it’s time to consult with a veterinarian. Increased appetite: If your pet is especially ravenous despite…
  • Tips for Teaching Your Dog Not to Jump up on People

    VetDepot
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:09 am
    It’s fairly common for dogs to jump up on people when they’re excited. This excitement may be cute as a puppy, but as a dog grows bigger, jumping up can become increasingly frustrating for owners. For this reason, it’s best to start discouraging this behavior early on and to remain consistent. It’s important for pet parents to understand where this behavior stems from. In canine to canine communication, greetings are often exchanged by sniffing each other’s faces, so it’s totally understandable that dogs instinctively try to apply this behavior to their interactions with people.
  • Recognizing Symptoms of Feline Leukemia (FeLV)

    VetDepot
    11 Apr 2014 | 8:07 am
    Despite what the name implies, feline leukemia is not always associated with cancer. Feline leukemia is a viral infection in cats that can manifest in almost any organ of the body and severely inhibit the immune system. It is contagious and can be spread from cat to cat through contact with nasal secretions, feces, urine, and other body fluids. Cats can also become infected during fetal development or contract the infection from their mothers during nursing. The virus does not linger long in the environment, so direct contact is usually necessary for transmission. Symptoms of Feline Leukemia…
 
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    All Things Dog Blog

  • Understanding Organic Pet Food

    22 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    by Carrie Boyko, CEB Buffercourtesy USDA.orgDuring our upcoming #OrganicPet Twitter Party, hosted by Event Barkers team members All Things Dog Blog, ToDogWithLove.com and DogTipper.com, my primary job will be to sort out the facts from the fiction when it comes to the true meaning of organic on a food label. There are many misconceptions about what defines organic, and an equally large number of questions on many of your minds. I'll be on hand to share the facts about the National Organic Program, and I'll be accompanied by the social media team from Castor and Pollux.
  • Keep Track of Your #Doga Practice: Win a Journal to Log Your Poses

    21 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    by Carrie Boyko, CEB BufferWorking on My Forward FoldTanner and Oliver are continuing to gain more comfort joining me for yoga practice. This week's pose doesn't exactly lend itself to Oliver onboard, but Tanner and I did share a nuzzle. Next time I think I'll try to practice my Forward Fold with him directly in front of me, allowing me to stroke his neck and receive a personal kiss. Great motivation!I do love having the boys keep me company, but they have not provided any assistance in mapping my progress. To this end, it occurred to me that some of you may wish to journal or log your…
  • Doga Pose 6: Forward Fold with Fido

    18 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    by Carrie Boyko, CEBDoga Time with the DogsThis week's Doga pose is definitely not for everyone. It feels great when you begin to progress, but at first you may need to take it slowly, using a chair to ease yourself lower with each exhale. I've been amazed to see how an exhale actually gives you noticeably deeper movement into a stretch. There is so much to learn!As you progress deeper into this stretch, use this opportunity to reach out to your dogs. Tanner joined me at the mat and remained focused as I quietly continued to go lower and lower. Oliver, as you can see, was busy watching the…
  • Easter, Passover and Earth Day Celebrations--Gone to the Dogs!

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:14 am
    by Carrie Boyko, CEB BufferHow's This Look for Me?For posts like this one, I'm reasonably sure that Tanner wishes our rabbit, Robby, was still here to stand in. While Tanner is fairly amenable to posing in ears, he'll have them off within 10 minutes after I shut the camera off. I have to offer him #ASmartCookie in reward for his good nature and accommodation. Thanks Tanner!Today's giveaway prize announcement includes three winners who will each receive a grab bag for their Fido. These bags will include 2 bags of USA-made treats, a wallet-pack of Flushpuppies for better disposal of Fido's…
  • #OrganicPet Prizes Go Extreme!

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    by Carrie Boyko, CEB Buffercourtesy ToDogWithLove.com9 Prize Packages Look Like This!Does your dog love chicken? Beef? How about lamb or salmon? The Jerky Chip Cookies have you covered, but what about the other goodies in these prize packages? Each of our first 9 winners will receive a prize package valued at about $70, shown at left. In each will be a bag of all 4 flavors of the Jerky Chip Cookies, 5 cans of Butcher and Bushel meals, a 5.5 lb. bag of ORGANIX Grain-Free, and a can of the new Natural Ultramix canned wholefood supplement in either Pumpkin or Sweet Potato. More details will…
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    Petsofoz.com Blog - Pet News, Information and Product Reviews

  • Important Upcoming Shipping Dates

    Petsofoz.com Pet Blog
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:45 am
    We will be doing warehouse upgrades and a major stock take from the 25th of April to the 5th of May. No orders will ship between the 25th of April and 5th of May. Orders made between the 25th of April and 5th of May will ship on the 6th to 8th of May. Please make sure to order before the 25th of April so that your order is sent and will arrive in a timely manner. We wish everyone a great Easter!
  • Bill Me Later Paypal Service Now Available

    Petsofoz.com Pet Blog
    8 Apr 2014 | 5:57 pm
    We have added the Bill Me Later PayPal service option to our website. It means that you can buy now and pay later! To find out more go to the Bill Me Later website.
  • Nuheart for Dogs

    Petsofoz.com Pet Blog
    25 Mar 2014 | 8:03 pm
     Nuheart for dogs is a cheaper heartworm prevention tablet. It uses Ivermectin, which is the same ingredient used in Heartgard. Nuheart monthly heartworm tablet comes in three sizes for small dogs, medium dogs and large dogs.For more information or to buy Nuheart go here.
  • Bradfields GlycoOmega-Plus for Pain, Joint & Mobility Support for Pets

    Petsofoz.com Pet Blog
    10 Mar 2014 | 3:32 pm
    Bradfield's have a new product out call GlycoOmega-Plus for pain, joint and mobility support in dogs, cats, horses and other pets. It contains Glucosamines, Chondroitin-sulphate, Calcium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Vitamin B12. The ingredients include Green-lip Mussel, Fish Cartilage, & Abalone Powder.Fing more information at  Bradfield's GlycoOmega-Plus.
  • New Dog Collars

    Petsofoz.com Pet Blog
    18 Feb 2014 | 4:26 am
    We have added tones of new dog collars to our website. There are a great variety from bling collars to collars that glow in the dark. Check out all of our latest stock here Petsofoz.com Dog Collars.
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    Dog News

  • Man Jailed for Illegal Tail Docking of Puppy

    Ryan O'Meara
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:11 am
    A man has been given a 12 week prison sentence after being found guilty of cutting off his eight week-old Jack Russell puppy’s tail. Walter Doe, 24,  of Campbell Close, Uckfield was also banned from keeping all animals for 10 years at Hastings Magistrates Court yesterday (Monday 14 April) after previously being found guilty (on […]Man Jailed for Illegal Tail Docking of Puppy is a post from: Dog News
  • Crufts Champion is Stolen in House Break-In

    Ryan O'Meara
    12 Apr 2014 | 6:52 am
    Five dogs, including a Crufts champion worth several thousand pounds, have been stolen during a robbery. Humberside Police said the five Chihuahuas were taken from the property on Allison Lane, Lissett, near Driffied, East Yorkshire, on Thursday. Mal Hilton, 65, who owns the dogs, said he was “devastated” by the robbery and feared for the […]Crufts Champion is Stolen in House Break-In is a post from: Dog News
  • Dog Sprints Past Metro Train to Amazement of Passengers

    Ryan O'Meara
    11 Apr 2014 | 1:18 am
    A feisty little pooch took on a 400-ton Metro-North train on Tuesday — bravely running with it from the South Bronx to Manhattan. “She was just running like she didn’t have a care in the world,” said engineer Joseph Delia, 52, who was at the controls of the 10:39 a.m. Hudson Line train to Grand […]Dog Sprints Past Metro Train to Amazement of Passengers is a post from: Dog News
  • Pet Insurance Provider Offers One Night Getaway This April

    Ryan O'Meara
    10 Apr 2014 | 3:15 am
    The Co-operative Pet Insurance, proud sponsors of dog adoption site, DogsBlog.com, is helping to get April off to a good start for new customers by offering them the chance to receive a free one night getaway when they take out pet insurance for their four-legged extended family members. The offer, which is available for new […]Pet Insurance Provider Offers One Night Getaway This April is a post from: Dog News
  • Iams Pet Food Sold to Makers of Pedigree & Whiskas

    Ryan O'Meara
    10 Apr 2014 | 2:34 am
    Mars, the purveyor of Snickers and M&M’s, expanded its pet food business on Wednesday with a deal to acquire Procter & Gamble’s pet food brands Iams, Eukanuba and Natura for $2.9 billion in cash. “This acquisition is a perfect fit with our Mars Petcare vision of making ‘A Better World For Pets’,” said Mars Petcare […]Iams Pet Food Sold to Makers of Pedigree & Whiskas is a post from: Dog News
 
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    Animal Friends: Pet Blog

  • The Animal Friends Pet Lookalike Champion is…

    Dan Tiley
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:47 am
    Here we have a collection of our favourite pet lookalike selfies that were sent in for ‘Lookalike Day’ on Sunday. Who knew that some owners really do look like their pets?! Thank you to everyone who took the time to take a lookalike selfie with their pet, here are our favourites, one being the wonderful […]The post The Animal Friends Pet Lookalike Champion is… appeared first on Animal Friends: Pet Blog.
  • Celebrate ‘Lookalike Day’ by Sharing a Selfie with Your Pet!

    Dan Tiley
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    We’re well aware that most of you need no excuse to share a selfie. However, Easter Sunday this year also marks the return of everyone’s favourite awareness day, ‘Lookalike Day’! Whereas this ‘interesting’ day usually involves people filling up social media with images of themselves made up to look like celebrities, this year we want […]The post Celebrate ‘Lookalike Day’ by Sharing a Selfie with Your Pet! appeared first on Animal Friends: Pet Blog.
  • Easter – Why Pets Should Hop the Choc [Infographic]

    Dan Tiley
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Cats and Dogs are naturally curious about the foods we eat, treats like Easter eggs can be all the more alluring with their exciting foil wrapping and interesting boxes. It’s important to keep chocolate out of reach of pets; even the smallest amount can cause huge health risks to your beloved cat or dog. Below […]The post Easter – Why Pets Should Hop the Choc [Infographic] appeared first on Animal Friends: Pet Blog.
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    The Chronicles of Cardigan

  • That Picture Don't Make a Lick of Sense: Dogs Tugging on Something

    Elizabeth K
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:36 pm
    If you paid close attention to my last blog post, you might already know the answer to this one. But if you didn't (and I expect that'd be the majority), here, see if you can guess...WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GOING ON IN THIS PICTURE?A. They're flossing their teeth with a new (no longer available) type of biodegradable, licorice flavored doggy dental floss. B. They're shredding my freshly laundered underwear.C. I told them to "clean up," and they're having a stare-off over who ultimately gets to drop the debris into the toy box (trash can).D. They're practicing for a competitive doggy…
  • Tacky Cardigan With Words on It: Bart Simpson's Ultimate Demise (Spoiler Alert!)

    Elizabeth K
    21 Apr 2014 | 11:42 am
    (Yes, I've done two tacky cardis in a row. Perhaps tomorrow, I'll make it three. Or not. ☺)I'm telling you, this is it (how The Simpsons is gonna end)...For reference purposes - in case you've never heard of Bart Simpson. (Do those people exist?)I'll be sure to let you all know as soon as Matt Groening returns my emails that I sent in my imagination. P.S. He'll eat your shorts (underwear), too, so for the love of Lisa, don't tell him to.If you'd like me to consider a photo of your pet(s) for a tacky cardigan, just post it to the Facebook page!
  • (Marginally) Tacky Cardigan With Words on It: If Dogs Were Flowers

    Elizabeth K
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:07 pm
    Mine would be these:FYI: Dog flowers still smell like dog.☺If you'd like me to consider a picture of your pet(s) for a tacky cardigan, just post it to the Facebook page!Bonus bloopers!Liver flavored "fertilizer"Oops. What kinds of flowers would your dogs be?
  • How to Teach My Dog to 'Give a Kiss'

    Elizabeth K
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:13 pm
    That's right - MY dog. Because I have no idea how to teach your dog to "give a kiss." But, if you read how I taught MY dog (Jon Farleigh*, if you want specifics) how to do it, maybe you'll feel better equipped to try it at home.Note: If you want to try it at home, you'll need a dog who likes to lick you on the face, specifically the mouth (as opposed to your eyelids or nostrils, for example, because redirecting the tongue is beyond the scope of this lesson). If you don't like being licked on the face by a dog, then, well, you've read two paragraphs too far.Ready? OK.Note: Incorrect form. Tip:…
  • That Picture Don't Make a Lick of Sense: Creature in the Car Window

    Elizabeth K
    13 Apr 2014 | 5:53 pm
    It's time for another episode of...WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GOING ON IN THIS PICTURE?A. "Step on it, Bucky, it's a starving CORGILOPE!"B.  Jon Farleigh is in the truck bed wearing camo antlers for a Christmas card photo shoot. C. Somebody stole my dog, made him do humiliating things and posted it on the internet. (Do you think I should press charges?)D. It's Jon Deer. Duh.Leave you best guess in comments or on the Facebook page!And, as for last week's photo...(Nice guesses, by the way.)C. He was stranded there on the 2nd step, afraid of slipping off in either direction, and was…
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    Animal News and Stories - PetsLady.com

  • Comfort Dogs Return To Boston Marathon After Visits To Tragedy-Stricken American Towns

    Ron Callari
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:32 am
    Golden Retrievers Maggie, Addie, Luther, Richie and Isaiah are Boston's hometown heroes - even though they haven't taken up residency. These five canines are trained 'Comfort Dogs' or what some call "Therapy Dogs." Their unique role aside from being man's best friend is to visit various communities in the aftermath of tragedies. And while they're trained like 'Service Dogs,' this particular group focus on providing emotional support.
  • No, Virginia, There Isn't An Easter Bunny?

    Ron Callari
    20 Apr 2014 | 7:08 am
    While the New York Sun's editorial writer Francis Pharcellus Church might have had his reasons to pen his famous response to 8 yr-old Virginia O'Hanlon pertaining to the existence of Santa Claus in 1897 -- it's been announced with some certainty this holiday season that there's no such thing as an Easter Bunny!
  • Twin Mutts From Another Mother, Gone Viral

    Ron Callari
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:20 am
    Commercial photographer Grace Chon who specializes in celebrity-and-pet photography just became a celebrity in her own right this week when she released a photo series that featured her son and his best friend. The Tumblr spread titled, "Zoey and Jasper, A Rescue Dog and Her Little Boy" is perhaps the cutest portraits to have hit the digital airwaves in quite some time. . .
  • Llama On The Loose On College Campus

    Laurie Kay Olson
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:05 am
    Earlier this week a llama drama unfolded in the town of Trinidad in Southern Colorado. The animal had managed to escape its owner and go for a stroll around the campus of Trinidad State Junior College. Police were called in to try and round up the llama, but it was unwilling to cooperate with authorities. It was not the fugitive's first offense.
  • American Bombay Cat - Predatory Panther Or A Priss Of A Puss? [Video]

    Ron Callari
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:02 am
    With a sleek patent-leather-like black coat, a muscular build and tapered gold or copper-colored eyes that emit a piercing glaze, it's no surprise that the American Bombay cat is often mistaken for a Panther kitten. However, despite its threatening facade, this feline would much rather curl up in your lap than join its distant big cat cousins in the wild.
 
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    Wag The Dog UK

  • Rescue Dogs To ‘WOW’ Audiences At Supercoat Spectacular

    Maggie
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Maggie More than 70 dogs and their trainers from the Australian Canine Sports & Training Centre (ACSTC) are set to ‘wow’ audiences at the Sydney’s Royal Easter Show and be the stars in the SUPERCOAT SPECTACULAR. Amazingly the vast majority of these talented pooches are rescue dogs and from Monday, 14 April they will be spectacularly jumping and splashing into a 100,000 litre pool, playing doggie ‘soccer’ and showing off theirtrained tricks and K9 stunts. Ranging from three years old up all these special dogs were originally rescued from shelters and have faced many difficulties…
  • The Three Most Wonderful Ways How pets influence children

    Guest Author
    10 Apr 2014 | 7:24 am
    Guest Author Our pets have good influence on our health in various ways, if you don’t have a pet maybe you should consider getting one. It will certainly improve your mental and physical state irrelevant of what pet you have. A lot of people are afraid of having pets around children but they don’t realize all the good influences pets have on them. Here are some ways of how pets influence adult’s and children’s physical and mental health: Social Influences Beside joy and companion pets teach your children responsibility. They learn it by taking care of their pets and trough insight of…
  • How To Know If Doggie Daycare Is A Good Fit For Your Dog

    Maggie
    9 Apr 2014 | 6:18 am
    Maggie When I was pup in New York, my peep was very busy working as a real estate broker in New York city and could be away from home for most of the day. She didn’t want to leave me on my own locked up in my crate while she was reeling and dealing all over the city. So she decided that I needed to have a place to go where I could play, meet new dogs and have someone care for me. Doggie Daycare fit the bill perfectly, it gave my peep peace of mind to know that I was taken care of, and I had a blast with all the regular dogs that went to doggie daycare too! However before I was accepted…
  • Check out our Wag N Go Travelling Dog Photo Contest

    Maggie
    8 Apr 2014 | 6:40 am
    Maggie Hello Waggers! I hope you saw our new travelling dog photo contest! Just submit your best dog travel photos below and you could be the winner of a Wag N Go dog travel bag, packed full of dog wagging goodies!  Our winner will be selected from  10 images with 8 of them having the highest votes plus two wild cards of our choosing! From there we’ll pick the top dog winner! So why not pack up your dog, grab a camera, a bag full of treats and get snapping! The Prize We’re looking for a paw-tastic dog to be featured on our Facebook pagefollow! Win our Wag N Go bag fully loaded! …
  • Spain town hires poo ‘detective’ to spy on dog owners

    Guest Author
    4 Apr 2014 | 5:51 am
    Guest Author Spain town hires poo ‘detective’ to spy on dog owners (via AFP) Fed up of dog dirt underfoot on its streets, a Spanish town has hired a detective to catch owners who fail to pick up after their pets, officials said Wednesday. The mayor’s office in Colmenar Viejo, a historical town north of Madrid, said fines and… The post Spain town hires poo ‘detective’ to spy on dog owners appeared first on Wag The Dog UK.
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  • How often should you feed a cat

    Signe &#38; Maris Munkevics
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:42 am
    People who acquire their first cat, or who finally decide to give scheduled feeding a try, may feel clueless with questions such as how often should they feed their cat. Above all, you must remember that feeding a cat is not a “paint by numbers” process, and you will always be able to come up with a solution that suits both your cat’s nutritional needs and your schedule. In this article, you will learn not only how often you should feed your cat, but also how much food you should give to a cat and whether free-choice feeding might be an acceptable choice for your situation. A cat…
  • How to stop your cat from kicking litter out of the box

    Signe &#38; Maris Munkevics
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:52 am
    Are you tired of cat litter getting tracked all over the floor? It may seem like a minor problem in the beginning (nothing compared to eliminating outside the box), but it can really get on one’s nerves to be around cat litter everywhere, every day. In this article, you will learn seven easy ways to keep cat litter in the box. Get a box with higher sides or a shield. Such a box has the benefits of keeping litter in without the disadvantages of a covered litter box. What you need to look for, though, is that the entrance wall, while lower than the other sides, is still high enough to…
  • How to introduce a new cat to your existing cats

    Signe &#38; Maris Munkevics
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Bringing a new cat home is fun, especially if there are already a few of them waiting for a buddy. Cats are social animals, but at the same time, they are extremely territorial and suspicious. In nature, cat colonies rarely accept newcomers. But it is workable at home in a controlled environment. In this article, you are going to learn how to introduce a new cat to your home and existing cats. Whether you bring home an adult cat or a kitten, the basic principles remain the same. You should, however, remember that this topic may also be covered, if not in a book, then in a long chapter of one…
  • Should you be worried if your cat has diarrhea?

    Signe &#38; Maris Munkevics
    8 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Is diarrhea in cats something to worry about? Diarrhea is quite common in people and not so rare in pet animals too. But is it something to worry about? Yes, it is. Diarrhea is one of the most common signs of intestinal disorder in dogs and cats and, like with any sudden changes, diarrhea or even softening of stools should be paid attention to, if not warrant a vet visit. Diarrhea in cats is an abnormal liquidity and increased frequency of fecal discharges. There can be two types: acute diarrhea (if it occurs only once or a few times within a short period), or chronic diarrhea, which is…
  • See if you are making some of these common cat feeding mistakes

    Signe &#38; Maris Munkevics
    7 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Cat feeding is easy, right? Or it was for centuries, before the science kicked in and began to tell us what is good and bad for cats to eat. Here is a list of the 11 most common mistakes when choosing cat food. See if you are sinning with any of these. Overfeeding. This is the most common feeding mistake made by cat owners. A study of more than 8 thousand cats in US veterinary practices showed that 35% of them were obese. So what? Obesity is not only about looks. It also has a huge impact on your cat’s health and quality of life. The best way to prevent overfeeding a cat is to provide his…
 
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    Old Maid Cat Lady

  • It's National Pet ID Week!

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

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

    8 Jan 2014 | 4:09 pm
    Spotlight: Asthma in CatsMany of us humans who have asthma will get it when we're around cats; I know I do. Luckily, they have better drugs for that these days than when I was a child, so I can live with a limited number of cats. Two seems to be my maximum!But what about cats? Turns out they can get asthma, too, and an increasing number of them are being diagnosed and treated for it.Only about 1% of all cats are affected by asthma. Doesn't seem like a lot of them, but if yours is one, that's enough! And asthma diagnoses do seem to be increasing as our environments become increasingly…
  • Twelve Days of Christmas Gift Ideas, Day 4: Kitty Fashions and Note Cards

    2 Dec 2013 | 7:00 am
    Twelve Days of Christmas Gift Ideas, Day 4:Kitty Fashions and Note Cards!We wouldn't be old maid cat ladies if we didn't like to dress up our kitties! There are always a ton of fashions out there for dogs. Some will work on cats, but cats are really shaped differently. They have longer bodies, thinner legs, and are less barrel-chested than dogs. And most cats will not tolerate the same amount of clothing dogs will. So we're at a bit of a disadvantage.Some cats actually need to wear clothing when it gets cold. The Sphinx and Peterbald breeds don't have coats to keep them warm, so they need a…
  • Twelve Days of Christmas Gift Ideas, Day 3: Warm Beds & Cat Shirts!

    1 Dec 2013 | 6:00 am
    Twelve Days of Christmas Gift Ideas, Day 3: Warm Beds and Cat Shirts!Now that Thanksgiving weekend is drawing to a close, Advent is beginning, and we're into December, it's time to seriously focus on Christmas. Hanukkah continues for a few more nights, as well, but if you're celebrating it, you've probably already bought your gifts for each night. So let's take a look at some gift ideas that are in that wintry holiday mood!Today, we'll focus on warm beds for cats and cat shirts for people. The former because, well, it's cold outside! And the latter because there are just so many designs…
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    Pets4Homes

  • Grooming styles for the Lhasa Apso

    23 Apr 2014 | 4:38 am
    The Lhasa Apso is a small dog breed that is distinctive for its incredibly beautiful long, flowing coat, which often grows right down to the ground! Due to this, their coats are relatively high-maintenance to care for, and if you are looking for a dog that requires only minimal grooming and has a coat that largely...
  • Why Is My Cat Losing Weight? - The 5 Main Reasons

    23 Apr 2014 | 3:40 am
    Cats have something of a reputation for being rather finicky eaters, but even so, they are adept at measuring their food intake and consuming just the right amount of calories each day to maintain a healthy weight. While all cats will enjoy particularly tasty treats and may become overweight if they are fed an inappropriate diet, they do not tend to binge-eat like dogs do, and can usually be tr...
  • Help and Advice - I’m allergic to cats!

    23 Apr 2014 | 12:46 am
    If you are a huge fan of our feline companions but suffer from an allergy to cats and cat dander, you might despair of ever being able to own a cat, or spending any significant amount of time around them. This problem can be even worse if you suddenly find yourself suffering from a new allergy hypersensitivity, a...
  • Keeping Quail in an Aviary

    23 Apr 2014 | 12:38 am
    Many people with an aviary, be it an outside wooden one or a large cage style, often choose to keep quail in them.  Most common is the Chinese Painted Quail, which are the smallest, but the Japanese and Californian Quail are also widely bred and sold in this country. Quails are from the family Phasianidae that also con...
  • How to Safely Give Your Dog Medication

    22 Apr 2014 | 8:14 am
    There are going to be times when your dog is ill and would need to be put on some sort of medication whether it's in tablet form or other. Knowing how to administer medication safely to a pet makes life a lot easier for everyone concerned including your doggy. Getting a pet to take any sort of medicine can be not only challenging but stressful too, so it's important to make the whole pr...
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    McLean Puppy Chronicles

  • Dewey Loves to Crochet

    CD McLean
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:42 pm
    We all want to think that at a certain point we can let our guard down.  We can become a bit complacent when our puppies get a little older.  They behave so much better.  We trust them so much.But we have to remember that they are still puppies and we are still puppy raisers.  However, I was still surprised to walk into the yarn room to find that Dewey had gotten one of the yarn balls and pulled it into a snarly mess.It wasn't his fault.  It was my fault.  I had left the yarn out in the open.  The cabinet door wasn't shut.  The full bag of yarn was…
  • Quality Dewey Time

    FredCanDoIt
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:55 pm
    By FredMy typical Tuesday trip with Dewey became untypical today. Normally we take a long walk through Dunedin before eating, but today was rainy. My shirt was soaked after just crossing the street. So we walked back and forth a few times under the awnings on Main street. With Dewey, short walks and long walks are equally OK. He is the king of cool.I ordered fish as usual, but it wasn't quite the same. More peppers, less fish. This was an omen of bad luck, though I didn't know it at the time. Dewey went right to sleep under the table--he is so good at restaurants now, even today with the wind…
  • Officer Buckle and Gloria

    CD McLean
    13 Apr 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Spring Break seemed to put us out of sorts.  We were not able to post as much as we would have liked and so we need to catch up on some Dewey stories.Right before we headed off for Spring Break, we had the great pleasure of being invited down to Lower Division to read to the Kindergarten.  We had a special book picked out: Officer Buckle and Gloria. It's about a safety officer who gets a service dog to help him with his school visits.  Little does he know just how much Gloria the dog is doing to rev up his speeches!Dewey contemplating the book Officer Buckle and Gloria.Dewey…
  • Scary Camouflage

    CD McLean
    12 Apr 2014 | 7:21 am
    Coffee.  All I had on my mind was getting a cup of coffee before the cafeteria closed before 9.  We were walking at a fairly brisk pace and had just turned right down the main hallway toward the senior mall when Dewey stopped short.  "Dewey?" Nothing.  I noticed that his ears were up and he was staring intently dow the hall.I looked down the hall.The view down the hall: a large camouflaged backpack with a beam of sunlight falling on it.There were two backpacks on either side of the hallway, but Dewey wasn't looking at them.  He was staring straight ahead.
  • Dewey's Week with Al and Rita

    FredCanDoIt
    23 Mar 2014 | 6:19 am
    Just got back from vacation. Thanks to our friends Al and Rita Young for taking such good care of Dewey while we were away. Here are some of their comments and pictures from the past week:By Al and Rita YoungDewey is like a dear old friend. No matter how long the separation things just start up right where they left off.Dewey Update 03/15/2014:Dewey slept until 7:30 this morning!! Our granddaughter Amanda is visiting and helping Dewey practice his commands. Later today we will get past the "pet me" command (shown below) and move on to the more practical ones. Dewey patiently waiting to come…
 
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    a2z Pets Info

  • Summer Pet care tips

    Keith Mom
    9 Apr 2014 | 8:52 pm
    Fun filled summers are the perfect to spend more time with your pets. The rising temperatures are very dangerous for your pets. As a responsible pet owner, spare a thought for your pets’ safety. A little caution and efforts during the summer months could make a world of difference for your pet. Help your pet […] more on...http://www.a2zpetsinfo.com
  • List Of The Most Affectionate Cat Breeds

    Keith Mom
    31 Mar 2014 | 6:23 am
    It is a general misconception that cats are cold, aloof and much less affectionate as compared to dogs. Dogs tend to get all the attention during discussion of affectionate and loving pets but this certainly is an unfair generalization. Cats surely love their space but can be very loving, loyal and tend to bond with […] more on...http://www.a2zpetsinfo.com
  • Why do Dogs Bark in a Crate

    Keith Mom
    22 Feb 2014 | 10:46 pm
    Your pet dog is a very well behaved and an adorable pet until you try to keep him in a crate. If your dog is not crate trained, he is going to give you sleepless nights when you keep him in a crate before going to bed. It is a normal phenomenon of separation anxiety […] more on...http://www.a2zpetsinfo.com
  • Rabbit Diseases and Treatments

    Keith Mom
    11 Feb 2014 | 10:36 pm
    Rabbit farming is a very profitable business. You may keep rabbits in your house for hobby.  The demand of rabbit meat and skin is very high in the market.However, the biggest road block in making profit from rearing rabbits is the diseases. Like humansanimals also fall ill and contact diseases. There are veterinary doctors to […] more on...http://www.a2zpetsinfo.com
  • Keeping your Pets Safe during Frigid Temperatures

    Keith Mom
    19 Jan 2014 | 10:26 pm
    Extremely cold weather is very dangerous for human beings and animals alike. Freezing air can jam the lungs and make it difficult for a pet to breathe. Most wild animals living in frigid temperatures go into hibernation to keep themselves warm during winters.  At -47 degree Celsius, when human find it difficult to bear, how […] more on...http://www.a2zpetsinfo.com
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    Dog With Blog

  • Light – Poem for dog

    Abhishek Joshi
    27 Mar 2014 | 11:47 pm
    Not all girls crave a diamond, some prefer a dog.The room is dark, The night is darkerI wake up in terror, inside a nightmare, in sweatQuietly now, I call out his name and feel the soft paws rest on my faceA kiss on the tears, and I swear, I feel the dawn breakWarmth seeps through my clothes, my skin and like a shot of adrenalin, goes straight to my heartHe is a piece of heaven walking earth, he makes the monsters under my bed go away, and hunts down the demons inside my headThe night is dark But he is bright, he’s made of lightAnd If he’s here with me, the morning, too, shall…
  • Birds in cages

    Abhishek Joshi
    23 Mar 2014 | 2:43 am
    “Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure.”― Stephen King, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank RedemptionFrom pets stranded to the periphery of chains to birds in cages, the notion of freedom and love is a tainted image. As summer creeps in and the…
  • Noise – a poem

    Abhishek Joshi
    20 Feb 2014 | 2:08 am
    Far from noise of the maddening world.And it has always been An uneven equation Answers too many Not enough questionMany authors Few writers A motley of DSLR Photographers yet afarHouses for sale A dearth of homes Tourists in torrents Travellers long goneMany a lost souls Loonies too few Ridiculed and resigned Lives on stroll.Often a bystander to the suburban mayhem, a dog on the loose, I witness life through forsaken corners. In the stark oblivion of all things clear and present, I accumulate anecdotes from lives that could have been. If you happen to see me sleep on the bed of leaves and…
  • 20 Reasons Why You Should Adopt A Black Cat

    Abhishek Joshi
    27 Jan 2014 | 9:55 am
    To the skeptics this post might come as a surprise, here’s a black dog voicing his support for the adoption of black cats. For reasons I can’t fathom,  why would anyone  regard a beauty as elegant as a black cat for bad luck. Black cats are statistically less likely to be adopted than their differently colored cousins. Superstitions have concocted them into a picture of black magic, witches and all that’s weird under the God’s green earth. As Groucho Marx aptly said, “A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere”. From being…
  • What the hills long to say

    Abhishek Joshi
    2 Jan 2014 | 7:56 am
    Encroaching upon every square feet that they could prey their sight upon, humans often suffer from this chronic illness of marking ownership on everything their lives touch ― from designations following their names to salutations prefixing them.  There however remains nature, illusive and yet so present, wild and yet riveting in her charms, reveling in its wantonness. You just can’t own her. The wild is too proud to be tamed.What the hills long to say.Hill stations, wild life sanctuaries and all that’s now marred by men were once meant to be a retreat from the worldly noise until it…
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    Cat & Canine Chronicle

  • SureFlap Easter Contest 2014

    admin
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:46 am
    Enter the SureFlap Easter Contest 2014 for your chance to win one of these fantastic prizes! We have 100 prizes up for grabs! Top Prize – £100 Amazon Gift Card. 4 x £50 Amazon Gift Cards. 95 x SureFlap promo codes ranging from 20% – 50% off all SureFlap products. Plus, all non-winners will receive a promo code to receive a 10% discount. To enter, simply like the SureFlap Facebook page, enter your details and find out instantly if you have won. And if you don’t win today, you can try again tomorrow! In fact you can enter once per every 12 hour period between now and 25th April…
  • Cats Protection are searching for a cat star

    admin
    18 Mar 2014 | 8:53 am
    The hunt is on for nominations for the Cats Protection National Cat Awards 2014. The annual award ceremony celebrates inspiring pet cats across the UK. Cats can be nominated in five different categories: Hero Cat – Cats that save the day Most Caring Cat – Cats that have a positive impact on an owner’s health or wellbeing Most Incredible Story – True, incredible stories from the cat world Outstanding Rescue Cat – Cats adopted from animal welfare organisations Purina® Better Together – Celebrating the special bond that has transformed and enriched the lives of both a cat…
  • Top tips to prevent your cat spraying in the house

    admin
    11 Mar 2014 | 7:22 am
    If your cat is spraying in the house, it could be a sign of stress. Their environment and proximity to other cats could both be factors in their spraying behaviour. Spraying in multi-cat homes In multi-cat homes, cats might start to spray if they do not have access to their own litter tray. Cats don’t like to share toilets, so as a rule, you should have enough litter trays for each cat, plus one extra for good measure. Spraying might also occur in multi-cat homes if there aren’t enough beds, feeding bowls and cat toys. Your cats might start to spray to claim resources as their own if…
  • How to create a cat-friendly garden

    admin
    7 Mar 2014 | 7:04 am
    With spring in the air and the weather growing warmer, it’s the perfect time to improve your garden for the benefit of your cat. Creating a cat-friendly garden will encourage your cat to stay in their own garden and trying out these techniques will offer environmental enrichment to your pet. Install a cat flap A cat flap will ensure that your cat can access your garden whenever they chose and get back inside easily if they feel threatened by a neighbouring cat. If you are worried about the neighbour’s cat gaining access to your home, install a SureFlap Microchip Cat Flap to keep intruder…
  • Take part in our Cat Nutrition Survey

    admin
    3 Mar 2014 | 4:31 am
    If you have a cat, we want to hear all about your cat’s feeding habits! We want to know how your cats eat and how you feed them. Do you live in a multi-cat household? Do your cats like to steal each other’s food? Take part in our Cat Nutrition Survey here: http://www.sureflap.co.uk/cat-nutrition-survey One lucky entrant will be chosen to receive a £100 Amazon Gift Card for their efforts! The closing date for entries is Monday 31st March 2013. If you have any cat owning friends, be sure to mention our survey to them! We’ve already collected some interesting data and will be sharing it…
 
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    Puppy In Training

  • There’s Something Squishy Under My Little Puppy Paws!?

    Colby
    1 Apr 2014 | 6:05 pm
    I may not always be learning something new when it comes to puppy training and raising, but I’m often reminded of something old that I may have forgotten (actually more like it was dormant) when raising a new puppy. This past weekend we were puppy sitting an adorable little (actually big) puppy in training named […]
  • Puppies In Training…Who Are We?

    Colby
    17 Mar 2014 | 11:17 am
    I’d like to add that since this picture was memefied these two puppies in training have gone on to become working guide dogs! Congratulations Tucker and Treacle!
  • Rescue Puppies…Make Great Head Warmers

    Colby
    10 Mar 2014 | 8:15 am
    We’ll make great Pets, we’ll make great Pets, we’ll make great Pets, we’ll make great Pets… I don’t know why, but when I read and write sometimes random quotes come to mind.  Can you guess where the above quote is from??? If you guessed Porno for Pyros then you’re absolutely correct!  Back in the early […]
  • Puppy Thoughts…If Only We Could Read Our Pup’s Mind!

    Colby
    3 Mar 2014 | 8:13 am
    UPDATE: I just noticed…do you know what’s wrong with the command given below? UPDATE: I’m not sure why I didn’t catch this before I published, but there are two commands we are taught never to use with our puppy’s name: “No” “Stay” Why you ask?  Check out this blog post we wrote: Commands Not To […]
  • Puppy Reflection…It’s Like Looking Into A Mirror!

    Colby
    24 Feb 2014 | 7:10 am
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    Mark's Dog Blog

  • Thank You All

    5 Apr 2014 | 7:26 am
    Related articlesDoggie Dentist: How to Keep Your Dog in Perfect Dental HealthPlease feel free to share my posts.
  • Product Review - Pet Naturals Of Vermont Calming Chews

    25 Mar 2014 | 9:30 am
    My girl Pearl has always been a nervous dog. You can read more about why here. She was getting progressively worse over time, to the point where she was having full blown panic attacks. Simple things, like the sound of the microwave or a squeaky noise in the car would send her right over the edge. On more than a few occasions I thought she was going to have a heart attack because she was shaking and panting so bad.I was contemplating going to the Vet and asking her to put Pearl on some sort of anxiety medication. But, as I am always trying to do things as naturally as possible, I…
  • I Opened A Pet Supply Store

    5 Mar 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Sorry I haven't posted in a long time -I've been a little busy.2284 Dorchester Avenue, Lower Mills, 02124For the last few months, all of my time has been taken up with the construction and development of a new retail pet supply store.Below is a picture of the first delivery we received. As you can see, by the time the delivery guys stopped bringing stuff in, there was not a lot of room left.After we got everything out the boxes and onto the shelves, things looked much better.The grand opening day was a blast. Lots of people showed up with their dogs. It was like doggie…
  • 13 Pet Foods – Ranked From Great to Disastrous…

    7 Nov 2013 | 11:38 am
    A Great Article from Dr. BeckerIn this video Dr. Karen Becker discusses her best-to-worst recommendations for diets for dogs and cats and explains how to improve the quality of the food you feed your own pet.Dr. Becker's Comments:A subject readers here at HealthyPets and clients at my animal clinic are very interested in is the kind of food they should be feeding their dog or cat for good health.So by popular demand, today's video is a discussion of my recommendations for the best-to-worst diets you can feed your pet.There are 13 categories on my list, and what you're feeding will fall into…
  • Study: Dogs bond with owners similar to babies with parents

    6 Nov 2013 | 8:30 pm
    JUSTIN SULLIVAN/GETTY IMAGESAfter 15,000 years of humans domesticating dogs, a new study shows the bond formed between a canine and its owner may be close to the one shared between a baby and his or her parent.Called the "secure base effect," the phenomenon occurs when infants use their caregivers as a steady, reliable home base when interacting with things around them. This security has a profound impact on a child's daily life and how they score on cognitive tests, the study's authors pointed out.Scientists hypothesize that a similar effect occurs between dogs and their owners. Previous…
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    Hannah the Pet Society

  • Its National Hairball Week!

    The Hannah Team
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:38 pm
    This week is National Hairball Awareness Week.  That’s right, Hannah Family, there is a week, day or month to commemorate everything!  But as mundane as it may seem, hairballs are a real concern for millions of Pet parents.  And not just when they’re walking barefoot across the carpet and step in something unpleasant. So let’s talk hairballs!  There’s more to them than just a mess on the floor. What are Hairballs? Hairballs are clumps of hair and mucus which is passed through a cat’s stool.  But a certain amount can remain in the stomach, which will result in hacking, retching…
  • Some Bunny Loves You!

    The Hannah Team
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:40 pm
    As we celebrate the Easter season and we encounter the familiar images of the Easter Bunnies populating storefronts and candy aisles, let’s take a moment to celebrate one of the newest members of the domestic family, the Pet rabbit! Cats have been living with humans for 10,000 years.  Dogs have been with us even longer!  While rabbits were bred by humans as far back as the 16th century, they were mainly raised as farm animals.  Inviting rabbits into the home and keeping them as Pets has only been in practice since the 19th century.  But in a relatively short amount of time, rabbits have…
  • Keep Your Pet Safe by Micro Chipping!

    The Hannah Team
    9 Apr 2014 | 2:22 pm
    It’s amazing when you think about it!  Something no bigger than a grain of rice could be the key to bringing your Pet home if she gets lost. As we recognize National Pet ID Week, let’s take a look at why it’s so very important to microchip your furry family members in order to keep them safe and protected.  At Hannah we recognize the importance of these issues, which is why each and every Hannah Pet is microchipped! Thousands, possibly millions, of U.S. Pet Parents have recovered lost Pets through the use of licenses and microchips.  Here are just a few of the reasons Pet IDs are so…
  • Protect your Pets against Fleas & Ticks

    The Hannah Team
    2 Apr 2014 | 7:55 pm
    As we approach warmer climates and we start to plan sunny outdoor trips with our furry family members, it’s a good time to stop and consider one of the most common risks faced by Pets and their Pet parents. Fleas and ticks dwell where Pets are present and, often, are most comfortable.  Dogs who spend time outside, even in your own back yard, are highly susceptible to fleas and, on more wooded properties, ticks as well.  Even more susceptible to fleas and ticks are those Pets who join us on hiking and camping trips.  For this reason, Hannah Pets receive all preventative medicine,…
  • National Puppy Day

    The Hannah Team
    25 Mar 2014 | 2:14 pm
    In recognition of National Puppy Day, let’s take a moment to celebrate some of the youngest members of the Hannah family and learn how to set our Pets on the road to a long, happy, healthy life. Anyone who has ever raised a puppy knows that it is not a decision that should be taken lightly.  Puppies are cuddly, adorable and fun, and they can help to add joy and fulfillment to the lives of their families.  And they are also a lot of work.  They require a great deal of love, patience, training and supervision. Here are just a few important things to remember as you raise your new furry…
 
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    Two Little CavaliersTwo Little Cavaliers

  • Sun Safety for Your Dog

    Felissa Elfenbein
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:37 pm
    Sun Safety for Your DogSun Safety for Your Dog Just like too much sun can be harmful to humans, too much sun can be harmful to your dog as well. Sun can still cause dehydration, burns, and other health problems if it is not regulated. Take a look below at some helpful tips for providing sun safety for your […]Two Little Cavaliers - A Lifestyle Blog for Dogs and their Owners
  • 5 Reasons Adopt an Older Dog

    Felissa Elfenbein
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:28 pm
    5 Reasons Adopt an Older Dog5 Reasons to Adopt an Older Dog Many people tend to adopt puppies, as they feel they are small, cute, and trainable. As a result, there is a great deal of older adult and elderly dogs waiting for their forever homes. If you are in the market to adopt a dog, why not consider an […]Two Little Cavaliers - A Lifestyle Blog for Dogs and their Owners
  • Easing Anxiety in Your Dog

    Felissa Elfenbein
    21 Apr 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Easing Anxiety in Your DogEasing Anxiety in Your Dog All dogs experience anxiousness from time to time. Anxiety in dogs can cause strange behavior, licking, chewing, barking, and even a loss of appetite. If you notice that your dog is experiencing any of these symptoms of anxiety, there are steps you can take to help reduce it. Treating your […]Two Little Cavaliers - A Lifestyle Blog for Dogs and their Owners
  • Tips for Traveling with Dogs

    Felissa Elfenbein
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:06 pm
    Tips for Traveling with DogsTips for Traveling with Dogs Now that warmer weather is here, you may be excited about traveling to see family and friends. If your dog will be traveling with you, there are some tips you will want to follow to help make the ride a smooth one. Traveling with your dog can be fun, but […]Two Little Cavaliers - A Lifestyle Blog for Dogs and their Owners
  • How To Become a Successful Blogger – Attend BlogPaws

    Felissa Elfenbein
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:26 pm
    How To Become a Successful Blogger – Attend BlogPawsHow To Become a Successful Blogger By Carol Bryant, Fidose of Reality For the longest time in my life, I dreamed of being a successful pet blogger. Here’s what I did and perhaps these same thoughts run through your mind. Do any of the following statements apply to you? * I want to help pets […]Two Little Cavaliers - A Lifestyle Blog for Dogs and their Owners
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    Keep the Tail Wagging | Raising Dogs Naturally

  • Tripe Inspired Me to Challenge You to Try Natural #PawNatural

    Kimberly
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    A to Z Challenge – T We recently started adding canned green tripe to the raw dog food and the dogs love it. Yes, the rumors about the smell are true. Very true. And this isn’t even the fresh stuff, which I hear is 100x worse. But the dogs love it and it loves them. Green tripe is great for… skin and coat picky eaters (Sydney) sensitive stomachs (Rodrigo and Scout) great for puppies (Scout and Zoey) What you need to know about green tripe… it smells terrible, because it’s the stomach lining and digestive juices, and partially digested grass (grossed out yet?) the tripe…
  • Supplements We Add to Our Dogs’ Raw Meals

    Kimberly
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    A to Z Challenge – S – Sponsored by Natural Pet Pantry There are a lot of things you can add to your dog’s food (even if you feed kibble) that are beneficial to their health.  I have been told that if I’m doing raw correctly, I don’t have to add anything – I think thise is poppycosh. Parsley Leaf Powder (fresh is even better) – freshens breath (I sprinkle a small amount on their food a few times a week) Kelp Powder (sourced from Norweigian waters) – supports thyroid health (I sprinkle a small amount on their food a few times a week) Green…
  • Researching Raw Dog Food Can Be Confusing

    Kimberly
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    A to Z Challenge – R - Sponsored by Natural Pet Pantry The other day I was reading an article on The Telegraph about raw meat being to blame for the deaths of 40 dogs.  What I found interesting is that as I read this article, I read the following quote: “However owners whose dogs have succumbed to the disease said they have never fed their dog raw meat further adding to the mystery surrounding the outbreak.” When I started researching raw dog food, articles like this drove me nuts, because it was confusing.  So is raw dog food safe or is it dangerous?  Am I going to kill…
  • Questions about Raw Dog Food Answered

    Kimberly
    19 Apr 2014 | 7:19 am
    A to Z Challenge – Q – Sponsored by Natural Pet Pantry I combined questions I’ve had about feeding raw dog food, questions people have asked me about the diet, and I reached out to my friends and asked them to give me some questions they have about raw dog food… How did you transition your dogs from kibble to raw dog food? – When we first transitioned, we fed our dogs raw in the morning and kibble in the evening.  We didn’t mix the raw and kibble together (it made our dogs sick).  There are people who have no trouble mixing them together; but that wasn’t…
  • Poop is Still Has a Smell After Switching to Raw Dog Food

    Kimberly
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:31 am
    A to Z Challenge – P – Sponsored by Natural Pet Pantry One of the appeals to switching to raw dog food was smaller, less smelly poop.  What I didn’t think about was the volume I still needed to clean up in their yard and on our walks.  It may be smaller and less smelly, but when you multiple dog poop production by 4 – it’s still a smelly chore. The only truly negative experience we had with dog poop on raw was during Poopapalooza – a combination of too much liver (very rich and causes loose stool to explosive diarrhea in some dogs) and tainted chicken, the poop nearly did me in,…
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    photography — the dogs of vancouver, bc

  • A Well Balanced Chocolate Lab: Vancouver, BC

    Syv Ritch
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:38 am
    A Well Balanced Chocolate Lab: Vancouver, BC   click on image for gallery Labradors are among the most popular dogs in North America. There's a reason for it. 'Well balanced' labs are a pleasure. 'Well balanced' labs are mostly happy. The owner was busy talking on the phone, so I do not know his name or his age, but I know that he's 'a good dog'. Notice how I'm right in front of him with my 'monster eye' aka the camera and he is looking straight at me without any fear nor any aggression. This is a 'very well balanced' chocolate Labrador. CanadaBCWest VancouverAmbleside ParkDogs
  • Avoiding the Waves: Vancouver, BC

    Syv Ritch
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:25 am
    Avoiding the Waves: Vancouver, BC   click on image for gallery This dog went into the water, but on the way out of the water, he would jump over every wave. I'm not sure if he was avoiding the waves or if he was playing with the waves. He did it a few times but he only jumped out of the waves on the way out. CanadaBCVancouverHadden ParkDogs
  • Another Rough Winter Day at the Beach: Vancouver, BC

    Syv Ritch
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:56 am
    Another Rough Winter Day at the Beach: Vancouver, BC   click on image for gallery This was another rough winter day in Vancouver. Between the rain and the snow there were quite a few almost nice days. This dog won the jackpot, he found a stick. Not too big, not too small, just like Goldilocks. CanadaBCVancouverHadden ParkDogs
  • Cold Frebruary Day of the Beach: Vancouver, BC

    Syv Ritch
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:01 am
    Cold February Day of the Beach: Vancouver, BC   click on image for gallery Just another cold winter day in Vancouver, BC CanadaBCVancouverHadden ParkDogs
  • Lizzy: Vancouver, BC

    Syv Ritch
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:02 am
    Lizzy: Vancouver, BC   click on image for gallery Lizzy, is short for Elizabeth. She's only 9 month old and she's a 'terror'. She doesn't look like one right now. It's because there are strangers around (like me) but then she quickly forgets... CanadaBCVancouverDogs
 
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    That Reptile Blog

  • The World’s Most Colorful Snake: 100 Flower Rat Snake Care

    Frank Indiviglio
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Uploaded to Wikipedia Commons by Papas2010 Although various American ratsnakes have long been pet trade staples, Asian species have received far less attention from snake enthusiasts.  Among them, however, we find a fantastic diversity of colorful, interesting species, some of which are now being bred in captivity.  My favorite is the magnificent Moellendorff’s Ratsnake or 100 Flower Snake (Orthriophis moellendorffi).  It’s other common names – Red-Headed Ratsnake, Flower Snake and Trinket Snake – are a testament to its striking coloration.  Considered by many to be the most…
  • The World’s Most Venomous Snakes: Working with Mambas and King Cobras

    Frank Indiviglio
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Uploaded to Wikipedia Commons by Tad Arensmeier The dangers posed by a specific snake species depends upon a great many factors (please see below).  It is clear, however, that venomous snakes are a serious health concern…according to a recent study, each year’s 4.5 million venomous snakebites result in 100,000 deaths and 250,000 permanent disabilities (figures are approximate, please see the article linked below for details).  Certain large constrictors have also caused fatalities. In the course of field research in Venezuela, I observed a Green Anaconda attack a co-worker in what…
  • Amphibians as Pets: Care of Common and Unusual Types of Toads

    Frank Indiviglio
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Uploaded to Wikipedia Commons by H. Krisp Children the world over are often introduced to amphibians when they come across their first toad.  Far bolder than typical frogs (and much easier to catch!) most take the indignity of capture by grubby little hands in stride, and leave all who encounter them with a favorable impression.  With few exceptions, however, these droll, long-lived amphibians are relatively ignored by pet-keepers and zoos alike.  After a lifetime of working with dozens of species, I find this hard to understand.  Toads of many species (there are almost 600!) take well to…
  • Reptile, Amphibian, Scorpion and Tarantula Feeding Tools

    Frank Indiviglio
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:32 am
    Today I’d like to highlight some interesting feeding tools, automatic feeders, live food dispensers and other products designed for herp and invertebrate keepers.  Included are items that can lighten our work load, ensure safety when feeding aggressive creatures, and automatically provide meals in our absence.  I especially favor products that dispense live insects at irregular intervals, and also those which force turtles, newts and aquatic frogs to work for their food.  This concept, known as behavioral enrichment, became standard zoo-practice while I was working at the Bronx Zoo.  In…
  • Giant Day Gecko Care and Natural History

    Frank Indiviglio
    8 Apr 2014 | 7:31 am
    Uploaded to Wikipedia Commons by Anja Among the world’s 52 species of neon-hued day geckos we find some of the most desirable of all lizard pets.  It’s not easy to stand out among such a spectacular group, but one species does so admirably – the magnificent Giant Day Gecko (Phelsuma grandis).  Although rarely seen outside of its native Madagascar until the mid-1980’s, this largest of all day geckos is now the hands-down favorite of many lizard enthusiasts.  I’m still asked to design zoo and museum exhibits for Giant Day Geckos, despite the fact that public institutions tend to…
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    Dog Grooming Courses OnlineDog Grooming Courses Online

  • Cockapoo Haircuts that Add Style to Your Cockapoo Grooming

    Jan
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:21 am
    Cockapoos are adorable dogs with beautiful coats that present groomers with great styling opportunities when they consider the best of Cockapoo haircuts for your pet.   The Cockapoo’s Coat Owners of this cute dog breed love to take proper care of their pet’s coat. Like human hair, the Cockapoo’s hair grows constantly. Therefore, it should […]Cockapoo Haircuts that Add Style to Your Cockapoo Grooming is a post from: Dog Grooming Courses Online
  • How to Groom a Yorkie

    Jan
    19 Dec 2013 | 9:29 pm
    A Quick Guide to Grooming Yorkies A Yorkshire Terrier is an irresistible pet with that priceless adoring look that is so typical. If you have a Yorkie or you find yourself grooming Yorkies for friends or clients then it is a good idea to master a few grooming styles particular to the Yorkie breed.   […]How to Groom a Yorkie is a post from: Dog Grooming Courses Online
  • Choosing the Best Vacuum for Pet Hair

    Jan
    20 Nov 2013 | 9:56 pm
    Whether you are a professional groomer, a student groomer or a dog owner, picking up dog hair is going to be a daily chore. It doesn’t matter if you are clipping Cockapoos or brushing Yorkies, cleaning up the hair afterwards will be an ongoing battle.   For many, this can aggravate allergies.   For others, […]Choosing the Best Vacuum for Pet Hair is a post from: Dog Grooming Courses Online
  • A Pet Grooming Table to Take the Hard Work out of Grooming

    Jan
    17 Oct 2013 | 8:34 pm
    Having the right pet grooming table is essential to avoid back strain as well as to avoid the possibility of injury to the dog being groomed.   In many cases this means having a table that is adjustable. For others, it means having the correct arm and harness attached to the table. And for others […]A Pet Grooming Table to Take the Hard Work out of Grooming is a post from: Dog Grooming Courses Online
  • Dog Grooming School Online for Dog Grooming Certification

    Jan
    30 Sep 2013 | 1:17 am
    As a dog groomer, you will be expected to be skilled in a whole range of tasks, from clipping nails to mastering different breed cuts such as that required for Poodle styles or for Cockapoo styles. A reputable course can be just the ticket when it comes to getting your education as a pet groomer. […]Dog Grooming School Online for Dog Grooming Certification is a post from: Dog Grooming Courses Online
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  • Balanced Diet for Dogs is a Must

    Melai Angeles
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Dogs need more than just meat – they need a healthy, balanced diet and the right quantity for their size. Most people buy ready-prepared dog food but you could make your own if you prefer.   (Check out Four Forms of Commercially Prepared Dog Food)   Essential Elements A good diet should provide all of the nutrients that a dog needs and must contain these elements: Proteins – the building blocks of cells, proteins help to build muscles and repair the body. Lean meat, eggs, and dairy products are good sources of proteins. Fats – high in energy and making food more tasty, fats…
  • Planning for Your Dog-Friendly Holidays

    Melai Angeles
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Nowadays there is an increasing number of dog-friendly holidays available for you and your pet. If you do need to leave your dog though, there are also options to ensure he is well cared for while you are away.   (Check out Traveling with Your Dog)   Traveling Together Traveling with your dog can be fun – with a bit of prop organization. Your dog needs to be controllable in public places and trained for car travel. He also needs to be microchipped and wear an ID tag. If you plan to travel abroad with your dog, find out what regulations apply to taking dogs into that country and if…
  • Dog Skin Parasites

    Melai Angeles
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Even the most well-groomed dog is susceptible to infestation by various skin parasites, some of which are potential carriers of serious diseases. All-year round prevention is the key to controlling these pests.   (Check out Keeping Canine Cooties to a Minimum)   Fleas You need to take all-year round preventive action against fleas. Running a flea comb through your dog’s coat, especially over the rump, may catch fleas, which you can kill by squashing them against the teeth of the comb with a finger. You are more likely to find flea dirts, which show up as black debris. Treatment…
  • Signs of Dog Ill Health

    Melai Angeles
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Contact your vet for advice if you have any concerns about your dog, however trivial you think they might sound. If your worries prove to be unfounded then your mind will have to been put to rest.   (Check out Dog First-Aid)   Recognizing a Problem Any change in your dog may be a warning of ill health. The most trivial signs, such as droopy eyelid, should not be dismissed as it could be significant. Your dog may have an internal problem such as a stomach upset, an external problem affecting the coat and skin, or a combination of the two. You may notice only vague signs, such as…
  • Socializing Your Dog

    Melai Angeles
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Your puppy will need to get used to people, cars, and the outside world. Training may also be necessary for an older dog who lacks confidence or has behavioral problems outside the home.   (Check out Dog Socialization: How to Introduce Your Pup to Social Training)   Local Walks Once your puppy has been inoculated and microchipped, he can be taken for walks. It’s important to expose young pups to as many different situations as possible. Once puppies reach 12 weeks, their attitude becomes more guarded and if they encounter something strange their first instinct will be to run away.
 
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  • Grey Paw Design Gets us Hot Under the Dog Collar

    The Stately Hound
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Well dear reader, we hope you didn’t over-indulge over the Easter Holidays. After all, no one likes a corpulent canine. Not sure about you, but for us, Easter marks a time of reflection, self-reflection that is. After all, what with holiday season just around the corner, it’s the perfect opportunity to embrace this seasons chicest accessories – and who better to test them out than The Stately Hound pack? It may be the thought of the summer sun, or perhaps it’s the latest offerings from Grey Paw Design, either way we’re starting to feel a little hot under the…
  • Fish Skin Dog Chews from Lily’s Kitchen

    The Stately Hound
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:12 pm
    With Easter just around the corner, it’s traditional to give up meat for lent and eat fish on Good Friday. Well, were not sure if the meat thing is a realistic option here at The Hound, but we can certainly get on board with a (last) supper, consisting of some palatable piscine delights. And what could be more delightful than Lily’s Kitchens Fishy Fish Pie with a side order of their delicious Natural Fish Skin Dog Chews. Natural Fish Skin Chews from Lily’s Kitchen For anyone who’s not familiar with the culinary genius’ that are Lily’s Kitchen, they make…
  • The Rope Dog Lead by FUR AND OAK

    The Stately Hound
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Remember the one where we featured the out of this world dog crate? Well it turns out the adventures of Peter Pracilio, along with girlfriend Leonora and their trusty team of canine companions Petey, Chef Gordon, and Sgt Pepper (AKA Go! Pet Design) are far from over. Entering the next phase, of what we like to call operation ‘sniff and awe’, Peter and his team have launched FUR AND OAK. A stylish online outfit that offers beautifully crafted, handmade contemporary dog products. Over on the FUR AND OAK website, we discovered what we think is soon to become the worlds most…
  • Luxury Perfumed Dog Shampoo by B.ONE

    The Stately Hound
    10 Apr 2014 | 1:35 pm
    We’re a sucker for some pretty packaging – period. So you can imagine the barks of appreciation that resonated around The Stately office, when we came across this luxury perfumed dog shampoo by B.ONE ( pronounced ‘Be One’). But before we’re accused of being all superficial, you have to know that the shampoo inside is even better than the bottles it comes in. Every shampoo in the B.ONE luxury range is PH balanced, which is kind and gentle on a pooches skin. With delicious aromas such as, rose, violet, jasmine, magnolia, to name but a few, each potion contains a…
  • Gitli Goods

    The Stately Hound
    7 Apr 2014 | 2:28 pm
    Well we’re back from our spring break and much fun was had by all. Let’s just say, what happened in Devon, stays in Devon. For those of you not lucky enough to take a jaunt round the coast, how about a bit of retail therapy to kick-start the week? As you know, we’re suckers for thought-out design and creative flare. Throw into the mix a tad of responsibility and a passion for style, and our tails are wagging to the beat. Having bonded over their love of dogs whilst working for Ralph Lauren, Monica Dowling and Jillian Joseph decided to create a dog brand like no other. Born…
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    Beagle Daily

  • Petco :How to Stop Your Dog from Barking

    Lexie
    27 Mar 2014 | 12:11 pm
    We have a special guest post by Petco Dog Training Mentor Chris Murphy, from the Encinitas, CA Petco store. Tips for Pet Parents on How to stop your dog from barking. Dogs bark for many reasons: fear, excitement, anxiety, boredom, as a warning, and sometimes simply to get attention. As a result, barking is one of your dog’s most important communication tools. Sometimes pet parents don’t mind a few barks, for example, if your dog is telling you that a visitor has arrived or if they are just happily playing with another dog. It’s easy to understand appropriate barking in certain…
  • Beagle Reunited with family after being missing five years

    Lexie
    23 Mar 2014 | 3:40 pm
    Maisy the beagle had been missing for five years. Her family the Helland’s never forgot about her. Last Tuesday a miracle happened, Maisy came home. How did this miracle happen? The Helland family had their beagle micro-chipped. The information on her microchip, helped the animal shelter find Maisy’s family. Its a simple procedure that a veterinary office can perform. 6 ABC Wate.com Reports Maisy showed up as a stray at Young Williams Animal Center earlier this month. As part of the intake process, workers scanned her for a microchip, which matched information for the Helland…
  • Hot Weather Safety Tips for your Beagle

    Lexie
    19 Mar 2014 | 8:24 am
    During the summer we spend a lot more time outdoors. Living in Texas means it can get very hot. We have to take come precautions for our beagle. Our beagles can get dehydrated due to the extreme head. There some emergencies that can occur with your dog due to the extreme temperatures. outdoors. Signs of Heat Exhaustion *Excessive Panting and trouble breathing *Drooling Mild Weakness What you Can Do *Get them to a cool and shady place, with air conditioning and plenty of water. *If the panting is really sever get them to Vet immediately Keeping Cool *Keep Fresh cool water available you can…
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    About Doggies

  • Can Dogs Eat Honeydew?

    About Doggies
    11 Apr 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Honeydew is full of potassium and many essential vitamins. There’s no doubt that it’s good for us humans, but what about our four-legged best friends. Can dogs eat honeydew? The answer is yes, honeydew is a safe fruit for dogs to eat, but there are a few additional things you need to know before you give honeydew to your beloved... Read more →
  • Can Dogs Eat Banana Chips?

    About Doggies
    11 Apr 2014 | 2:06 am
    I’m sure you already know that fresh bananas are good for dogs, but what about dried banana chips? Can dogs eat banana chips as well? The answer is yes, dogs can eat dried banana chips or other dried fruits like apples or apricots, however, it’s important to moderate the quantity. Eating a large amount of dried banana chips or other... Read more →
  • Can Dogs Eat Nutella?

    About Doggies
    6 Apr 2014 | 4:34 pm
    Nutella tastes really good, and that’s why you might think about giving some to your dog as well, but can dogs eat Nutella? Unfortunately for our four-legged companions, the answer is no, dogs cannot eat Nutella. The problem is that Nutella and other hazelnut chocolate spreads contain theobromine, which is extremely toxic to dogs. As theobromine is a compound found... Read more →
  • Can Dogs Eat Wasabi?

    About Doggies
    1 Apr 2014 | 10:17 am
    If you like wasabi, you might wonder whether it’s something your dog might like as well, but can dogs even eat wasabi? The short answer would be no, it’s not recommended to give your dog wasabi. In fact, according to ASPCA, it’s best not to give your dog any spicy foods at all. The problem is that dogs have a... Read more →
  • Can Dogs Eat Brussels Sprouts?

    About Doggies
    1 Apr 2014 | 6:02 am
    Brussels sprouts are packed with Vitamin C and a lot of other valuable nutrients, but does that mean that brussels sprouts are good for dogs? Can dogs even eat brussels sprouts? The answer would be yes, but only in small amounts. Brussel Sprouts are Okay for Dogs as an Occasional Treat While brussels sprouts contain quite a lot of valuable... Read more →
 
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  • Help Stirrups Get the Care She Needs!

    lnsilvia
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:34 pm
    Second Chance Rescue NYC pulled Stirrups from death row just hours before she was set to be put to sleep. SCR NYC has found her a place to stay, but they need your help to get her the medical care she needs. Stirrups’ life has been saved, but she has a long road to recovery. Will you be a part of her journey? read more
  • Bark Raving Mad: Benefiting Your Pets and Your Carbon Footprint

    lnsilvia
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:18 pm
    Being obsessed with our pets means being passionate about finding the very best products for them. A bonus is when we find something that is also eco-friendly, like Bark Raving Mad’s organic and 100% recycled toys, accessories, and pet care products. Jusani Culture has the chance to showcase some of our preferred pet products through our monthly campaigns, and we are happy to share one of our favorite small businesses with you! read more
  • Misty’s Journey

    lnsilvia
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Dogs, like humans, have a few basic needs: food, water, shelter. When humans are hungry or thirsty or cold and alone, they speak up, they seek help. And hopefully their fellow humans can come to the rescue. Dogs, though, do not possess the luxury of a voice. They may bark or yelp or “speak,” but dogs cannot survive this harsh world without us. It is our responsibility to be the voice for dogs who cannot speak for themselves--we must seek out those in need of our help. read more
  • The Pit Bull Behind the Design

    lnsilvia
    8 Apr 2014 | 7:55 pm
    Second Chance Rescue NYC saves over 1,000 animals each year. Denny is one of them; he is the inspiration behind our limited edition tee, and his story is one of survival and hope. read more
  • Justice for Puppy Doe

    jusaniculture
    4 Apr 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Puppies are cute.  Maybe that’s why people grow to love them so much.  But their cuteness isn’t merely superficial.  It isn’t just the fur, the cute little paws, the floppy ears, and wagging tail that wins the hearts of millions of pet owners. read more
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    The Labrador Site

  • The right way to get a Labrador

    Pippa
    21 Apr 2014 | 2:31 am
    Thinking of getting a Labrador? Want to buy a puppy?  Take a second! Before you rush down to the pet store, before you scour the ads in your local paper or on one of the many big online puppy sales sites.  Please, just take a second. There is a very important decision you have to make. It may be one of the most important decisions you ever make in your life.  And there is a right way, and several very wrong ways, to do this. If you are about to buy a Labrador puppy, you need to answer this question “Where will my puppy come from?” And you need to get the answer right. Does it matter…
  • Happy Easter

    The Labrador Site Team
    19 Apr 2014 | 7:47 am
    Just a quick Easter message to all our readers and their lovely Labradors It has been a busy few weeks here at The Labrador Site! We have launched Pippa’s new book , and given the forum  a ‘spring clean’. So we are looking forward to spending some time this weekend, chilling with our lovely labs. Coming soon! We’ve got some great articles planned for you after the Easter holiday. Including an eight step guide to getting a Labrador, and a complete and updated guide to ‘biting’ in young puppies and adolescent dogs. The forum is now even easier than ever to use with hundreds of…
  • Soft toys for Labradors

    Pippa
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:15 am
    You’ve done it! You’ve booked a Labrador puppy What happens next? For many people the very next thing they do, is to head for the shops. And why not – what could be more fun than shopping for a puppy Shopping for dog toys Most new puppy buyers get their puppy’s crate and bed ready well in advance.  Complete with blankets and toys. There is nothing more adorable than the image of a tiny puppy curled up asleep in a nest full of gorgeous cuddly toys, and they are great fun to choose and buy. So in this article, we’re going to have a look at a few of the best soft toys available…
  • 10 Things to Buy for Your new Labrador Puppy

    Pippa
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:54 am
    Spring is here at last! And this is the time of year that many Labrador puppies are born. It is a lot of fun shopping for your new puppy,  but puppy gear can be expensive. Fortunately, some of the major purchases can often be borrowed from friends, or purchased second hand. We’ve made a checklist of the most important things you’ll need to buy or borrow before the big day. 1. Baby gates Baby gates are used to keep small puppies out of certain parts of your home.  A baby gate that restricts your puppy to rooms with washable floors, will also stop your puppy hurting himself on the…
  • Labrador health: Alabama Rot

    Pippa
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Some of you will have heard worrying stories about a frightening new disease. Dogs that have been walked in certain parts of the country have subsequently been taken ill, and in some cases they have died. Obviously, you will want to keep your Labrador safe. But, is there any truth in these stories?  Have they been exaggerated perhaps?  Is this really a new disease? And is it really fatal? The purpose of this article is to provide you with some reassurance, answer your questions and point you in the direction of reliable sources of information and help. What is Alabama Rot? Alabama Rot is a…
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    Online Guinea Pig Care

  • Teddy Guinea Pig: A Brief Guide

    Chris Perkins
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:53 am
    Teddy guinea pigs are a fantastic breed and indeed a very beautiful one as well. Their dense and frizzy coat is quite unique and is a big favourite amongst owners and breeders alike. They are known as a rough haired cavy along with Abyssinian’s and Rex’s. Because of their coat is a relatively short haired coat it does not require much maintenance at all. Warm and friendly guinea pigs Like most breeds of guinea pig, they are very warm and friendly characters and can be very affectionate when they want to be. We don’t know how they long they have been recognised as a breed but…
  • Are Guinea Pigs Territorial?

    Chris Perkins
    8 Apr 2014 | 3:31 pm
    Guinea pigs are known to be very social animals but also have a tendency not to be too happy when a new guinea pig comes into its home. So are guinea pigs territorial at all? Because they are social animals it is natural for them to share their home together and will happily live in the same place as other piggies sharing sleeping quarters, food and water with each other. In fact, they would much rather do that than be on their own. However, if they have been on their own for some time then there may be some issues with another guinea pig coming onto its territory as it just isn’t used…
  • Should I cover my guinea pig cage at night?

    Chris Perkins
    8 Apr 2014 | 3:17 pm
    We know it can get pretty cold during the night time and you happen to keep your guinea pigs outside should a cover be applied to the cage at all to keep them warmer? It really depends on how cold it is. If it is below 5 degrees then they really should be inside, but the next best thing would be a cover over the cage/hutch to keep them warmer. However, the cover shouldn’t be kept on the cage during the day time as the cage will need fresh air in to give it chance to air. Guinea pigs also need a chance to run around and so will nee access to their run. If is is a little warmer then a…
  • Can Guinea Pigs Wear Bows?

    Chris Perkins
    27 Mar 2014 | 8:00 am
    There may be times when you feel a guinea pig might need an accessory or two to help decorate them a bit. So can guinea pigs wear bows at all and will they mind? Accessories like bows, guinea pigs find very irritating and they will try and rip it off as soon as possible. They do not enjoy wearing anything like this at all so it just isn’t worth trying to put anything like a bow on them. The post Can Guinea Pigs Wear Bows? appeared first on Online Guinea Pig Care.
  • Can guinea pigs wear collars?

    Chris Perkins
    26 Mar 2014 | 3:51 pm
    One thing that helps cat and dog owners is for their animals to wear a collar to help identify them and to attatch a lead to in terms of a dog. image wikipedia So can guinea pigs wear collars at all? Collars are not good for guinea pigs to wear. They are very comfortable for them and just not suitable for them to wear. They will find it quite distressing to wear them and will look to get it off. If you must use something like this, then a harness is better and more comfortable for them. But personally I would not recommend putting anything on a guinea pig like this, it is just too cruel on…
 
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    The Pets Info

  • How to Prevent Unwanted Pregnancy in Cats

    Admin
    21 Apr 2014 | 3:12 am
    Knowing how to prevent unwanted pregnancy in cats would help you stay alert and keep your cat from the tom cats during this time. Female cats tend to enter the period of heat many times during breeding time. When the feline is in heat, it means she is fertile and would need a male partner to conceive her offspring. This will make her search for a male cat to father her kittens. The heat period can vary from 5 days to 15 days. Even if your kitten is less than a year, she can become pregnant while she is in heat. You have to remember it requires your extra effort to prevent your cat from…
  • Top Tips on Handling Your Dog Whilst On Heat

    Admin
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:01 am
    If you are a first time owner of a female dog, then you must be aware of the tips on handling your dog whilst on heatas it would help from being terrified or panicking regarding what must you do to make your pet comfortable. If you are ignorant about how you must act in this situation to take of her while she is in heat. This would help your dog greatly and offer you a great amount of confidence to face all heat periods with expert approach. Do not leave your dog outside You have to make sure that you keep your dog indoors to prevent her from attracting the attention of other male dogs in the…
  • Know More About Waterless Shampoo for Pets

    Admin
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:02 am
    If your cats and dogs hate bathing time and give you a tough time while washing them using shampoo and water, waterless shampoo for petsis a wise option to choose. When compared to a standard shampoo, there is no need to give a regular bath to your pet while using this shampoo. This shampoo can help to maintain the hygiene of your pets, prevent odour without even needing a drop of water. Though the level of cleaning might be a bit lower than the shampoos used along with water, this waterless option is a great find for quick cleaning. How does it work? Dry shampoos have baking soda, corn…
  • 10 Best Vacation Ideas for Dog Owners

    Admin
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:45 am
    With these 10 best vacation ideas for dog owners you can be assured that you will have a nice time with your pet while you are on a holiday. Having pets around you all the time can lower your stress levels as they can shower you with lots of affection. So, no need to anymore about leaving your pet behind in your home or in dog crèche as you can plan everything in an orderly manner and take your pet along with you. 1. Hit the beach These days, many beaches are pet friendly. Besides that, there are many resorts and hotels in and around the beaches that have separate lodging options for pets.
  • The Top 10 Funny Greyhound Habits

    Admin
    14 Apr 2014 | 4:22 am
    Every dog has its own traits. It would be certainly funny to know about the quirky traits of greyhounds. It is also essential to know them because only when you know about these facts can you be sure of the dog behavior rightly which would be easier to analyses when the dog has any health problems. You should keep a close watch on your greyhound even if you find any small trait that does not sound normal. However, you should keep in mind that greyhounds are known for such quirky behavior. Find the top 10 funny greyhound habits here. 1. Sneaky Owners should note that the greyhounds are prey…
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    TheDogTrainingSecret.com

  • Expecting Too Much; Why It’s Ruining Your Dog Training

    Minette
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:13 am
    Thanks Zack and Zoe for the Photo Many of the things we expect our dogs to do on a daily basis are difficult chained behaviors that go against their instincts and everything they WANT to do. We start by teaching our dogs simple behaviors like “sit” and “down”. We take them to dog obedience classes to drill in these simple concepts but we rarely teach them or test them in distracting environments, we just expect them to know that a command is the same no matter where they are. But dogs think and learn differently and they have difficulty generalizing even easy commands when they are…
  • The Truth About Leash Corrections

    Minette
    12 Apr 2014 | 7:40 pm
    Thanks Correct state ak us for the photo I can tell this is going to be one of those controversial articles or posts that will probably pose heated debate. Whenever you have the “purely positive trainers” engage the “purely negative trainers” you have a breeding ground for hostility and anger. I try not to shy away from a little debate every now and again and as you can imagine I get a lot of grief from dog trainers who employ lots of negative training techniques and training collars. I am not a big fan of training collars and force. I have worked for years with people with…
  • Want to Get and Keep Your Dog’s Attention?

    Minette
    7 Apr 2014 | 6:49 am
    Thanks Jaymiheimbuch.com for the perfect photo Want to get your dog’s attention AND KEEP IT?  Remember that your dog can’t give you eye contact and focus AND pull you on the leash!  This is a great command to have in your tool bag. I have taught multiple classes teaching my clients how to get their dog’s attention or “eye contact and focus” on command.  For more on teaching eye contact and focus click the link.  It sounds easy right? It’s just getting your dog to look at you on command.  That can’t be tooo terribly difficult! If I have a dime for everyone who told me…
  • Why I Recommend A Veterinary Behaviorist NOT a Dog Trainer

    Minette
    1 Apr 2014 | 6:13 am
    Thanks to the American College of Veterinary Behaviorist for the Photo and Logo THIS is what to look for online! I get a lot of aggression questions. I suppose that is because there are a lot of dogs that have aggression issues and sometimes we even create aggression in our dogs by over correcting them, beating them, or even just spoiling them (yes spoiling them can create just as big a monster). But over the internet it is impossible for me to see the behavior and all the dynamics of what is going on in the dog’s environment.  Even video doesn’t do the justice to training that I need.
  • Pet Safety Belts, Are They For You or Your Dog? The Answers May Surprise You!

    Minette
    24 Mar 2014 | 1:00 pm
    This Harness Provides too Much Space and Could Hurt Your Dog. Thanks Max and Zoey.com for the Photo I recently, well a few months ago, wrote an article about driving down the road with my windshield wipers on and it was a sunny day.  Here is that article for reference if anyone wants it click here. My puppy, 8 months old at the time had accidentally hit the windshield wipers on my car and turned them on. I popped a few treats on the dash and kept the wipers on as I drove down the street. My Tiny Car thanks Neat Car Show for the Photo Sometimes you don’t realize how things sound until…
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    Housebreaking A Dog

  • Fun Things To Help With Canine Care

    Admin
    1 Apr 2014 | 1:31 pm
    When you’re at a pet store or at the pound you are probably thinking of how great the experience is going to be as soon as you get your dog. What actually happens could be completely different. That said, you have to train it to be what you want. Read on to learn what else you need to know: It costs a lot to own a dog. Every dog requires good quality food, general supplies and medical care; this can range in cost from $700 to $1000 per year. A sick dog could cost you tens of thousands! Look into doggie health insurance! Try not to give a dog table scraps. That encourages him to beg and…
  • Want Information About Dogs? Look For Good Tips Here!

    Admin
    25 Mar 2014 | 10:22 am
    Being a dog owner is not easy. You must care for a dog as you would a child with proper care, feeding and grooming, socializing, education and medical care. Is it impossible to learn every twist and trick in the dog ownership game? Learning these basics will get you off to a great start with your new dog. When you take your dog with you on vacation, take a picture and save it to your phone. This way, if you find out that your dog went missing along the way, you will have a recent picture that you can show to people when you go out to look for you pet. Be careful with canine flea treatments.
  • Don’t Look Anywhere Else Until You Read These Great Tips About Dogs

    Admin
    24 Mar 2014 | 10:36 am
    There is no better friend than a good dog. Most people find this to be true. If you’re prepared for a pet, you can really build a great relationship. If you’d like to forge a closer bond with your canine companion, just take a look at the great suggestions provided here. Choose the correct flea medicine for your dog. A lot of these medications have ingredients that can be harmful to children and can cause cancer. Bring up the subject of alternative and family-friendly treatments the next time you see your vet, and always be sure to apply these treatments when no children are…
  • Simple Steps To Help You Better Understand Dogs

    Admin
    18 Mar 2014 | 2:29 am
    Dogs are a great friend to man due to their love and affection. There is a great deal of truth in that. Make sure that you handle a dog with care and compassion. If you’d like to forge a closer bond with your canine companion, just take a look at the great suggestions provided here. Make sure that your home is safe for your dog. Prior to bringing your dog into your home, be sure that it is entirely safe. All cleaning materials and drugs must be put away, and put your trash receptacle inside a cabinet. Some plants can be lethal, so move them out of your dog’s reach. Do not feed…
  • Things You Should Know If You Have A Dog

    Admin
    17 Mar 2014 | 9:10 am
    It’s a big responsibility to care for a dog. You should compare it to looking after a child – but remember that a child can communicate their needs more easily to you. Becoming a good dog owner is easy if you are motivated and have enough time. This article will provide you with great tips for caring for your dog. When you take your dog on vacation with you, get a snapshot of them for your phone. This ensures that, should he get lost, you have a current photo, ready for showing around or being used in flyers. If a dog does something correctly like sitting before you leash them,…
 
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    LabradorTrainingHQ

  • How Much Water Should Your Labrador Drink Each Day?

    Mark Jenner
    8 Apr 2014 | 5:32 pm
    How much their dogs are drinking is something a lot of dog owners overlook. But they shouldn't as it's vitally important.Making sure your dog is drinking enough, but not too much, improves their health and helps to stave off certain illnesses.But the general thinking is as long as there's water out for the dog, they'll take care of themselves. There's a few problems with this idea.[Click to continue...]The post How Much Water Should Your Labrador Drink Each Day? appeared first on LabradorTrainingHQ.
  • What Is a Clicker and Why Use One? An Introduction to Event Markers

    Mark Jenner
    30 Mar 2014 | 4:55 pm
    Many modern reward based training techniques rely on the fact that dogs will do whatever leads to a reward and e use this to reward good behaviors and so encourage them. But to do this, you have to be able to precisely mark an exact behavior.What happens if we want to reward a sit yet our Labrador sits, gets up, barks then jumps up before you could ever give a reward? How does your lab know which behavior they're being rewarded for? This is where a clicker comes in very, very useful.[Click to continue...]The post What Is a Clicker and Why Use One? An Introduction to Event Markers appeared…
  • How to Choose the Right Leashes for Training and Everyday Use

    Mark Jenner
    22 Mar 2014 | 6:38 pm
    There are so many leashes available and so many factors that you need to consider when buying that I decided to write this dog leash buying guide to help you through the process.After reading this article, you'll be able to make the right decisions so you'll always have the correct leashes suited to your every day and specific training needs.[Click to continue...]The post How to Choose the Right Leashes for Training and Everyday Use appeared first on LabradorTrainingHQ.
  • When to Start Training a Puppy

    Mark Jenner
    18 Mar 2014 | 3:44 pm
    Asking when to start training a puppy is often met with conflicting views.many experts claim you should leave it until 8 weeks of age. Many others claim you should start right away at 8 weeks.So which is it? Read on for a brief discussion and to find my take on the subject...[Click to continue...]The post When to Start Training a Puppy appeared first on LabradorTrainingHQ.
  • When To Call The Vet – Symptoms To Look Out For

    Mark Jenner
    13 Mar 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Knowing when your Labrador is genuinely ill and when to call the vet can sometimes be difficult.Thousands of years of evolution playing 'survival of the fittest' have created in dogs a species programmed to do their best to overcome and hide any weakness.Read on to learn the symptoms to look out for that mean a visit to the vet may be necessary...[Click to continue...]The post When To Call The Vet – Symptoms To Look Out For appeared first on LabradorTrainingHQ.
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    Kurgo Dog Blog

  • 10 Most Dangerous Pet Parasites Infographic

    Dan
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:26 am
    Pet Parasites. They aren’t an attractive topic, but it’s important information for every pet owner to have. Check out the infographic below and make sure your pet is happy, healthy and parasite free. The post 10 Most Dangerous Pet Parasites Infographic appeared first on Kurgo Dog Blog.
  • Pet Parents Expected to Spend More Than Ever in 2014

    Matt
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:44 am
    Americans love their pets, sometimes more than they should.  However, both small businesses and major industry names have taken to the pet industry with a passion within recent years and 2014 looks like no exception.  From organic chew toys and high quality harnesses, all the way to expensive day spa trips, pet owners have proven that they’re willing to go the extra mile for their pet.  Let’s take a deeper look! According to the American Pet Products Association (APPA), Americans will spend about $58.5 billion on their pets in 2014 (a 4.9% increase from 2013) on veterinary…
  • Road Tripping with Your Dog? Check Out This Infographic First!

    Dan
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Planning a road trip with your dog? The scary truth is that it’s simply not safe to let your dog have the run of the car. Check out the infographic below and make sure you have a way of securing your best buddy when you hit the open road together. The post Road Tripping with Your Dog? Check Out This Infographic First! appeared first on Kurgo Dog Blog.
  • The Kurgo Life’s a Bark Sweepstakes!

    Dan
    11 Apr 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Click the image below and submit your email for a chance to win one of 5 $100 Kurgo Gift Cards and an autographed copy of Life’s a Bark!       The post The Kurgo Life’s a Bark Sweepstakes! appeared first on Kurgo Dog Blog.
  • Why Buy a Car Seat Cover for Your Car?

    Dan
    10 Apr 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Should you buy a car seat cover for your vehicle? They do a lot more than just protect your seats from muddy pups, they can actually save you thousands over the lifetime of your vehicle. Check out the infographic below! The post Why Buy a Car Seat Cover for Your Car? appeared first on Kurgo Dog Blog.
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  • Sunny Saturday #21-”Super Sonic Sunny”

    M G
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:46 pm
    Sunny here to let you in on how I am spending my time, now that I am in something my mom calls “The Terrible Teens”. I have SO MUCH ENERGY!!! I love to run and play and train. One of my favorite things to do is retrieve bumpers-I LOVE to find them!! It doesn’t matter where those bumpers are, I will find them for you and bring them back…. In a tree? No problem! I’ll get that bumper for you!!! In the garden? Found it. I like to pounce on bumpers!! Sorry I squished the onions. One of my other favorite things is hiking, it’s pawsome!! I LOVE to explore. There…
  • Sunny Saturday #20-”Catching Up”

    M G
    22 Mar 2014 | 1:00 am
    Spring has sprung! Well, here in Los Angeles it has- it actually almost feels like summer. We’re sending some Sunshine to our friends in colder places! Where have we been? Working like crazy and then- a quick road trip out to Joshua Tree National Park. This was Sunny’s first camping trip-we thought we’d try one not too far from home before embarking on further camps. I’m happy to report Sunny did GReat on his first camping excursion. The boys pose in front of the infamous trees and some amazing granite rock formations the park is  known for… We spent 3 days and…
  • Sunny-Wordless Wednesday #20

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  • Sunny Saturday #19-”Digger Dog”

    M G
    22 Feb 2014 | 6:01 pm
    We’re doing some yard renovations and Sunny oversaw and sometimes helped out. Here’s Sunny to tell you all about it… “Hi! I’m Sunny and I LOVE to dig, I mean help! My people are landscaping the yard and I helped to dig up the hedges…and then I kept digging and digging after the hedges were gone. I dug a hole so big, I could hide in it!” “With the hedges gone, I had to be on guard for invaders…especially sneaky squirrels. No one passes when Sunny is on patrol!” “After all that digging, I went swimming. My mom calls me a lean,…
 
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  • 9 Stunning Photographs on Dog Noses

    admin
    29 Mar 2014 | 6:30 am
    The nose knows — especially when it comes to dogs. German photographer Elke Vogelsang makes a living shooting portraits of people and pets, but she took her love of dogs down to nose level for a playful series, titled “Nice Nosing You”.”My dogs are my joy and recreation, I love spending time with them,” Vogelsang said . These pictures are just the result of my photography addiction, the wish to try to capture unusual pictures and the try to show my dog’s beauty and character.” When my first own dog, Noodles, joined us a few years ago, I felt the need to…
  • Christmass tree and dogs – High quality photos

    admin
    21 Nov 2013 | 6:07 am
    Christmas tree and dogs photos. Wіntеr hоlіdауs аrе еsресіаllу ехсіtіng, wіth аll thе sраrklу lіghts аnd strеаmеrs, dеlісаtе оrnаmеnts аnd brіghtlу соlоrеd gаrlаnd, аnd dоn’t gеt us stаrtеd оn thе саndіеs аnd trеаts! Аll оf thеsе thіngs аrе grеаt fun, аnd nо lеss sо fоr оur реts. Ѕо, bеfоrе уоu stаrt tаkіng оut thе dесоrаtіоns, tаkе а fеw mіnutеs tо соnsіdеr hоw thеіr рlасеmеnt wіll аffесt уоur реts.
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  • Funny Talking Dogs

    admin
    10 Nov 2013 | 3:26 am
    Funny dog videos that will make you smile and laugh out loud.
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  • Can Dogs Eat Figs?

    Seth
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Can Dogs Eat Figs Or Other Human Treats?A very long time ago, the concept of pets was inconceivable for humans. Through time, however, we found affinity to the lower beings and took them into our hearths, giving them food and shelter. Even further through time, people brought those animals into deeper domestication. Cats, dogs, white mice, hamsters, turtles, fish, birds and frogs have been taken as pets (and these are just common pets, there are exotic kinds, too).We feel so close to our pets that we think them as family and eventually, in this line of thinking, we even feed them the food on…
  • Can Dogs Eat Gummy bears?

    Seth
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Gummy bears are really some of the best tasting food that both kids and adults love. Most of the children in this society loves to buy and eat gummy bears. If your child loves to eat gummy bears, he or she might give your pet some of it. Can dogs eat gummy bears? For sure they can, but it is ideal for their health? According to some vets, gummy bears is bad for the health of dogs. The problem with gummy bears is the xylitol content. As you can see, this particular chemical is very toxic on dogs. Gummy bears is actually included in the top 10 list of the most dangerous foods for dogs of any…
  • Can Dogs Eat Fruit and Vegetable Smoothies?

    Seth
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Can Dogs Eat Fruit and Vegetable Smoothies? The AnswerPets, most especially dogs, are added amusement to the whole family. They are treated as one of the members actually. They are not just best friends for that matter. With this said, it is important to know how these dogs are fed. There are a massive number of foods that are not allowed to be given them. This is the result of them, having a different system from human beings. Owners need to be aware of this. If not, their lives could be the payment for ignorance. This article would try to answer the questions regarding this matter.What to…
  • Can Dogs Eat Granola?

    Seth
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Eating granola is just common to people that we can do anytime we want to. We can even hear our dogs barking, getting our attention just to have some. But as much as you want to throw your dog a piece of it, you have to think of the fact that not all the foods you eat can be safe for them too. Humans and dogs differ in the manner of breaking up foods which means your pet might endure stomach ache or vomits with the foods you have given them.Choose the Right Ingredients for Your Granola Definitely, granola is perfect for breakfast that all you want to do is to eat lots of it. Match up with…
  • Can Dogs Eat Garlic Powder?

    Seth
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Can Dogs Eat Garlic Powder? The Real Truth behind ItA lot of people think that garlic powder is very dangerous to the dogs’ health. Most would even state that garlic should never be given to dogs, ever. However, it may shock you to know the real role and function of garlic for the general health of the dogs. In fact, garlic has actually been considered to be very beneficial and helpful for men in terms of providing medicinal benefits so how can we conclude then that it is rendered toxic for dogs?We have to give credit to various research and studies that have been done for this cause. If it…
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  • Light – Poem for dog

    Abhishek Joshi
    27 Mar 2014 | 11:47 pm
    Not all girls crave a diamond, some prefer a dog.The room is dark, The night is darkerI wake up in terror, inside a nightmare, in sweatQuietly now, I call out his name and feel the soft paws rest on my faceA kiss on the tears, and I swear, I feel the dawn breakWarmth seeps through my clothes, my skin and like a shot of adrenalin, goes straight to my heartHe is a piece of heaven walking earth, he makes the monsters under my bed go away, and hunts down the demons inside my headThe night is dark But he is bright, he’s made of lightAnd If he’s here with me, the morning, too, shall…
  • Birds in cages

    Abhishek Joshi
    23 Mar 2014 | 2:43 am
    “Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure.”― Stephen King, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank RedemptionFrom pets stranded to the periphery of chains to birds in cages, the notion of freedom and love is a tainted image. As summer creeps in and the…
  • Noise – a poem

    Abhishek Joshi
    20 Feb 2014 | 2:08 am
    Far from noise of the maddening world.And it has always been An uneven equation Answers too many Not enough questionMany authors Few writers A motley of DSLR Photographers yet afarHouses for sale A dearth of homes Tourists in torrents Travellers long goneMany a lost souls Loonies too few Ridiculed and resigned Lives on stroll.Often a bystander to the suburban mayhem, a dog on the loose, I witness life through forsaken corners. In the stark oblivion of all things clear and present, I accumulate anecdotes from lives that could have been. If you happen to see me sleep on the bed of leaves and…
  • 20 Reasons Why You Should Adopt A Black Cat

    Abhishek Joshi
    27 Jan 2014 | 9:55 am
    To the skeptics this post might come as a surprise, here’s a black dog voicing his support for the adoption of black cats. For reasons I can’t fathom,  why would anyone  regard a beauty as elegant as a black cat for bad luck. Black cats are statistically less likely to be adopted than their differently colored cousins. Superstitions have concocted them into a picture of black magic, witches and all that’s weird under the God’s green earth. As Groucho Marx aptly said, “A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere”. From being…
  • What the hills long to say

    Abhishek Joshi
    2 Jan 2014 | 7:56 am
    Encroaching upon every square feet that they could prey their sight upon, humans often suffer from this chronic illness of marking ownership on everything their lives touch ― from designations following their names to salutations prefixing them.  There however remains nature, illusive and yet so present, wild and yet riveting in her charms, reveling in its wantonness. You just can’t own her. The wild is too proud to be tamed.What the hills long to say.Hill stations, wild life sanctuaries and all that’s now marred by men were once meant to be a retreat from the worldly noise until it…
 
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  • Top 3 Small Dogs That Don‘t Shed Too Much

    DOGSArena.com
    13 Apr 2014 | 2:19 am
    We talked earlier about big dogs that don’t shed and i think it’s also important to talk about small dogs that don’t shed, because you might not have enough space in your apartment but you feel that you need to make a change in your life and take a dog. All you can afford because of the circumstances is one of the small dogs that don’t shed. This is why we will talk about some real facts concerning these dogs. The truth is that there aren’t any dog breeds that do not shed at all. What can make the difference between dogs when we talk about shedding is the fact that some shed…
  • Which Are The Benefits And Downsides of an Igloo Dog House?

    DOGSArena.com
    23 Mar 2014 | 7:53 am
    The igloo dog house is very much in fashion these days. Many people hearing about it were convinced that it can be exactly what their dog needs. This is why they immediately decided to buy it. We will discuss today and will try to see what makes the igloo dog house to be so special. These houses are having two great qualities. One of them is a very good stability against the wind and good air circulation. This helps giving your dog the thermic comfort he needs in cold or hot days. Igloo houses for dogs also have a thermostat that controls the temperature inside the house if it gets too cold…
  • Dog Crate Covers: A Great Way To Make Any Crate Look Good

    DOGSArena.com
    23 Mar 2014 | 6:58 am
    Have you ever wondered why do we have to use dog crate covers too? You do know how very important is a dog crate and you also know that it is the most intimate place for your dog in your house. That’s why you have to make it as comfortable as you can. Some of you may think that the dog crate has to be just very practice and with this request accomplished you solved the problem. I must tell you that there is a lot more about a dog crate. Dog crate covers can make the crate looking a lot better than you can imagine. This is one of the reasons why people use crate covers. If you use good and…
  • What is The Right Benadryl Dosage For Dogs?

    DOGSArena.com
    23 Mar 2014 | 6:29 am
    I think you have heard by now about Benadryl and you know that you can use it for your dog too, the only thing that you need to answer is what should be the right Benadryl dosage for dogs. This is what I will tell you today and we will learn together how this medication can help your dog. Benadryl is a medication used to treat allergies for both humans and animals. From all the pets, it is highly recommended to be used on dogs. It proved to have good results during the time and this is why many vets highly recommend it. Of course, the dosage is different than how it is for humans. Just to…
  • Kuranda Dog Beds: Key Features And Benefits

    DOGSArena.com
    14 Mar 2014 | 7:17 am
    If you didn’t hear about them by now, you really need to know about Kuranda dog beds. Yes, there is a huge variety of dog beds and it might seem difficult to choose the right one, but you must know that there are several best options that you can make and Kuranda dog beds is one of them? What makes them so special to stay on the top of dog beds? Let’s see! One of the most important things about the Kuranda dog beds is that they provide orthopaedic comfort for every dog, no matter the age, the breed or the size. Every dog would love to have such a bed. You know that laying on hard floor…
 
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  • Warning to Pet Owners: Avoid These Products Like the Plague

    22 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Dr. Becker To quote Philly.com: "NOTHING is certain in life except death and taxes and, increasingly, pet food and treat recalls." 2013 Dog and Cat Food Recalls According to the FDA website, there were 33 separate recalls of pet food and livestock feed in 2013. On average, that's one every 11 days. Of the 33 recalls, 21 were for dog and cat food. Here is a brief summary of the recalls by month as captured at AVMA.org. See if you notice anything interesting about what types of products are being recalled… January All recalls during the month of January were for antibiotic residues in…
  • Caring for a Long-Haired Cat

    22 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Dr. Becker Many cat lovers are especially drawn to long-haired kitties, because let's face it, they're magnificent to look at! And there are few things softer and more luxurious to the touch than a well-maintained feline fur coat. What many novice long-haired cat guardians aren't prepared for, however, is the upkeep their pet's coat may require. Even though healthy cats habitually groom themselves and are fastidious by nature, many long-haired kitties need a little or even a lot of extra help keeping their coats beautiful.  How Much Grooming Help Your Cat Will Need Depends on Several…
  • Mornings with a Mynah Bird

    22 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Watch as Kaleo the rescued mynah bird has a morning chat with his mom. Comments (1)
  • Nearly 100% of These Male Dogs Develop This Condition by Age 9

    20 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Dr. Becker Today, I want to discuss a condition known as benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH. The prostate is an accessory sex gland that surrounds the urethra and neck of a male dog's bladder. The prostate gland produces a fluid that helps nourish and transport sperm. Benign prostatic hyperplasia is a condition in which the prostate gland is enlarged. The word "hyperplasia" means increased in size. BPH is the most common disorder of the prostate gland seen in dogs. It is estimated that about 50 percent of intact male dogs will develop BPH by the age of five, 60 percent by the age of six,…
  • Cat Hangs Ten

    20 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Kitty discovers ingenious way to escape from the dog!
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  • 7 Ways Franchising Supports Women

    tmiltz
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:13 am
    Women Find Success in Franchise Families Franchising provides a great opportunity to own your own business, while having the backbone and assurance from the franchisors. Franchisees are welcomed into a big family, where people are collaborating and evolving their ideas with one another.   Women in franchising find a love for the established network, market-proven […] The post 7 Ways Franchising Supports Women appeared first on FlipFlop® Dogs.
  • Dog First Aid Awareness

    tmiltz
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:22 pm
    Dog First Aid Kit   When the unexpected happens, a prepared First Aid kit can go a long way in saving your dog.   Always have the necessary resources readily assessable if something were to happen. Even with all of the safety precautions are taken, dogs still manage to get into trouble that could lead […] The post Dog First Aid Awareness appeared first on FlipFlop® Dogs.
  • 2014 Expansion Plans

    tmiltz
    13 Apr 2014 | 2:19 pm
    FlipFlop Dogs Team at the IFA Meeting   2014 Expansion Plans Come with Anticipated Excitement After spending three years perfecting the FlipFlop Dogs franchise model, the owners are extremely excited to announce their plans to expand in the metro Ohio areas of Columbus, Akron-Canton and Cleveland.   The first FlipFlop Dogs franchise opened in 2011 […] The post 2014 Expansion Plans appeared first on FlipFlop® Dogs.
  • 5 Weird Dog Behaviors Concluded

    tmiltz
    2 Apr 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Dogs were one of the first animals that were domesticated. Although this happened hundreds of years ago, dogs still maintain some of their basic instincts learned from the wild. Have you ever wondered why your clean pup likes to roll around in stinky things (like the garbage)? Or why they enjoy chewing on a good […] The post 5 Weird Dog Behaviors Concluded appeared first on FlipFlop® Dogs.
  • Dog Vacation Tips: 10 Best Vacation Ideas For Dog Owners

    jhmiltz
    25 Mar 2014 | 10:00 pm
      As dog owners, we completely empathize with the hardships and lonely feelings that go along with leaving your dog while you travel. Relaxing on a beach with a Piña Colada in your hand and the sound of the ocean in the background is not nearly as fun, if you are worrying about your dog. […] The post Dog Vacation Tips: 10 Best Vacation Ideas For Dog Owners appeared first on FlipFlop® Dogs.
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  • Toxic Easter Eggs

    Petplan Australia
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:16 pm
    With Easter just around the corner pet owners will have a lot more chocolate around the house, and veterinary clinics will be seeing a lot more chocolate ingestion by dogs. Chocolate is a wonderful treat for humans, but it is toxic to dogs. Your dog does not need to eat a lot of chocolate to be affected. Why is chocolate dangerous to dogs? Chocolate contains stimulants called methylxanthines. Dogs are far more sensitive to these stimulants than humans are. Another problem is that dogs tend to be are smaller than humans and they also tend to consume more chocolate than we do, if given the…
  • DIY Easter Treats for Dogs

    Petplan Australia
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:48 pm
    Treat your pooch to a healthy treat this Easter long weekend. It’s quick, easy and inexpensive. You can even have children make these fun treats for their pet as a great Easter project. Be sure to check with your veterinarian to find out if your dog or cat has any special dietary requirements or restrictions. Ingredients for Biscuits 2 cups whole wheat flour (if your dog is sensitive to wheat use a different type of flour) Extra flour for rolling out the dough 1 cup oats 1/4 cup peanut butter 1/3 cup pumpkin 1 cup water Ingredients for Icing 1/2 cup Greek yoghurt 2 tablespoon honey…
  • Fido Facts | Komondor

    Petplan Australia
    2 Apr 2014 | 11:35 pm
    Komondor Appearance A mop on four legs? The Bob Marley dog? The Whoopie Goldberg dog? The Komondor has been given a few silly nicknames over the years. Whether you refer to this breed with a nickname or as the Komondor it is clear that it is truly one of the most visually intriguing dogs around. It’s white, corded coat which is the source of the nicknames grows quickly can reach the ground by the time it’s five years old. The Komondor is a large, muscular breed and can grown to a height of 80 cm and weigh nearly 40 kg. Their eyes are dark and their nose black. Temperament…
  • Petplan & Disney Muppets Most Wanted Promotion

    Petplan Australia
    31 Mar 2014 | 6:27 pm
    To celebrate the release of Disney’s new Movie, Muppets Most Wanted, Petplan and Disney are giving you the chance to win family movie passes. Please read the Promotion’s Terms & Conditions and visit Petplan’s Facebook Page to enter. Muppets Most Wanted Terms & Conditions This Blog was written by the furry family at Petplan Australasia. Petplan Pet Insurance specialises in animal and animal industry insurance. Our practices keep the role that pet insurance plays in responsible pet ownership and the health of the pet at the forefront. For tips to keep your pet healthy,…
  • Feline Parvovirus

    Petplan Australia
    27 Mar 2014 | 10:15 pm
    What is Feline Parvovirus? Feline parvovirus is a virus that can cause severe disease and even death in cats, particularly kittens. The disease is also known as feline infectious enteritis (FIE) and feline panleukopenia. The virus is extremely resilient and can survive in the environment for long periods of time. FPV does not affect humans or dogs but canine parvovirus can occasionally infect cats. It is believed that the feline parvovirus mutated into canine parvovirus in the late 1970s. Which cats or kittens are at risk? This disease can affect kittens and cats of all age. Outbreaks…
 
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  • 10 High Energy Breeds for Active Owners

    Shelly Hawkins
    21 Apr 2014 | 11:56 pm
    The world of canine perspective ownership at times seems to be split in two distinct categories: on one paw, you have couch potato owners looking for the laziest dog breeds who spend lazy afternoons lounging on the couch, on the other paw, you have active owners looking for dogs always on their toes and ready […]The post 10 High Energy Breeds for Active Owners appeared first on Not In The Dog House.
  • Outdoor Dog Safety: 4 Practical Tips

    Shelly Hawkins
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:57 pm
    The weather is warming up, the sun is coming out and you and your dog are ready to take to the sidewalks and dog parks once again for fun in the sun. Are you fully aware of the dangers that lurk in the great outdoors, and are you prepared for them? Take a look at […]The post Outdoor Dog Safety: 4 Practical Tips appeared first on Not In The Dog House.
  • Step-by-Step: Reducing Your Dog’s Jumping Behavior

    Shelly Hawkins
    13 Apr 2014 | 9:53 pm
    Jumping is often perceived as an innocent behavior, especially when adorable puppies engage in it upon greeting their owners and welcomed guests. Problems start, when 100 pounds later, the puppy matures into a big dog and people start remarking “Do you have a saddle for that thing?” At that growth stage, dogs can easily knock […]The post Step-by-Step: Reducing Your Dog’s Jumping Behavior appeared first on Not In The Dog House.
  • Understanding Kennel Cough – Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention

    Shelly Hawkins
    9 Apr 2014 | 11:06 pm
    Also known as tracheobronchitis or bordetella, kennel cough is a highly contagious upper respiratory infection affecting the dog’s trachea and bronchi. Its name derives from the fact that it’s commonly found among dogs who are housed together in close quarters such as in a kennel or shelter. This condition is mostly caused by the canine […]The post Understanding Kennel Cough – Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention appeared first on Not In The Dog House.
  • What To Do If Your Dog Is Afraid of Thunder?

    Shelly Hawkins
    7 Apr 2014 | 9:18 pm
    Many people rely on the weather forecast to check for chances of upcoming storms, but owners of brontophobic dogs likely depend on their dogs. Brontophobia, is the medical term used to depict an irrational fear of thunder, and several dogs develop it. Storm after storm, these dogs may become sensitive to cues suggesting an impending […]The post What To Do If Your Dog Is Afraid of Thunder? appeared first on Not In The Dog House.
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    Best Flea Medicine For Dogs

  • Sentry Pro Flea and Tick IGR Collar for Dogs Review

    Shay Atik
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:44 pm
    For those that prefer a flea collar, there is good news. There are flea collars out there that have been proven effective time and time again. The problem is that there are some that just aren’t really worth the money you spend on them. How can you tell the difference? The key is to learn more about the product, and then decide once you have a better understanding of how it works. Today, let’s look closely at the Sentry Pro Flea and Tick IGR Collar for Dogs and see how it measures up. About the Product The Sentry Pro Flea and Tick IGR Collar for Dogs is a flea collar that fits up to a…
  • Adams Plus Flea and Tick Collar for Dogs Review

    Shay Atik
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:23 pm
    Some people prefer to use oral medication to treat and prevent fleas, while others may take a liking to topical solutions. Some just prefer to stick to the old fashioned flea collar. The problem is that not all flea collars are made the same way, and unfortunately they aren’t all as effective as you would like for them to be. The good news is that there are some that work well. Today, we will take a closer look at Adams Plus Flea and Tick Collar for Dogs and see if it is worth your while. Let’s see how it measures up. About the Product First, we are going to take a look at Adams Plus…
  • Flea Away The Natural Flea, Tick, And Mosquito Repellent for Dogs and Cats Review

    Shay Atik
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:42 pm
    Keeping pests off of your pet isn’t always the easiest task in the world. There are a variety of different pests that like to annoy pets and cause them health risks. A few of the most common include fleas, ticks and mosquitoes. The key is to make sure that you give them a medication that will help to prevent these pests from becoming a problem. If you don’t, then you could be putting your home and your pet at risk. Today, we will take a closer look at Flea Away The Natural Flea, Tick and Mosquito Repellent for Dogs and Cats and see how it measures up. About the Product First, let’s…
  • Advantage II and K9 Advantix Flea And Tick Treatment For Dogs

    Shay Atik
    12 Apr 2014 | 9:33 am
    Both product series - Advantage and K9 Advantix are manufactured by Bayer Animal Health. Both products contain imidacloprid, an ingredient which successfully kills adult fleas, as well as flea larvae on dogs for up to 30 days right after application. It also claims to kill lice for up to 6 weeks in dogs. Since both products – Advantage II and K9 Advantix, contain the same ingredient for flea control they have a similar activity against fleas. Both products will kill between 98 to 100% of fleas on a dog within 12 hours. What Is The Difference Between Advantage II And K9 Advantix The…
  • Frontline Flea And Tick Treatment For Dogs

    Shay Atik
    9 Apr 2014 | 7:11 pm
    Both Frontline Plus and Frontline Top Spot are manufactured by Merial and contain the same active ingredient ‘fipronil’ that kills adult fleas and ticks. What Is The Difference Between Frontline Plus And Frontline Top Spot The main advantages of Frontline Plus is that it also contains S-methoprene, an insect growth regulator that kills flea eggs and larvae. Frontline Top Spot does not contain this extra ingredient, making Frontline Plus the best choice to tackle an infestation. Many pet owners see more long lasting results when using Frontline Plus. Frontline Top Spot kills/repels…
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  • Aggression Problems

    Andrew
    21 Apr 2014 | 2:37 am
    How To Handle Aggression in Rottweilers Rottweilers are often praised as gentle giants, but they can also have some aggressive tendencies. They have a natural guarding instinct to protect their homes and families. Unfortunately, their strength and power makes them potentially dangerous when put into the hands of an irresponsible dog owner. Your Rottweiler will […]The post Aggression Problems appeared first on RottweilerHQ.com.Other posts you'll love:Dominant BehaviorRottweiler Disobedience ProblemsJumping On People
  • Poisonous Dog Food

    Andrew
    19 Apr 2014 | 1:25 am
    Poisonous Food You Can’t Give to Your Dog Rottweilers love to eat. They will eat just about anything you give them. That does not mean that you should feed them just anything. There are plenty of foods that are perfectly ok to share with your dog, but there are also quite a few that could […]The post Poisonous Dog Food appeared first on RottweilerHQ.com.Other posts you'll love:Poop EatingIs My Dog a German or American Rottweiler?Jumping On People
  • Exercising Tips And Ideas

    Andrew
    13 Apr 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Top 9 Exercises For Your Rottweiler Rottweilers are a large breed of dog that originated in Germany. They are courageous, noble, and obedient by nature. Unfortunately, they are prone to being overweight. But with the proper exercise, you can keep your Rottweiler’s weight under control. I know we all have busy schedules, and sometimes we […]The post Exercising Tips And Ideas appeared first on RottweilerHQ.com.Other posts you'll love:Dashing Out The DoorTalk To Me Rottie :)How To Teach Your Rottweiler To Sit
  • How To Teach Your Rottweiler to Stay

    Andrew
    12 Apr 2014 | 7:43 am
    Teach Your Rottweiler to Stay As the proud owner of a Rottweiler, we understand that they are large dogs with an independent mind­set. They tend to go whereever they want, whenever they want, and it can be quite frustrating at times. Especially when you are trying to do something important, like bringing your groceries in […]The post How To Teach Your Rottweiler to Stay appeared first on RottweilerHQ.com.Other posts you'll love:Obedience TrainingHow To Teach Your Rottweiler To SitTalk To Me Rottie :)
  • Poop Eating

    Andrew
    10 Apr 2014 | 8:07 am
    Why Does My Rottweiler Eat Poop? Sometimes our Rottweilers do things that make us shake our heads. Eating poop is one thing that we as humans cannot seem to wrap our heads around. So why is it that our dogs want to eat poop? The answer to that question may be more complex than you […]The post Poop Eating appeared first on RottweilerHQ.com.Other posts you'll love:Importance Of A Healthy DietDominant BehaviorLeash Pulling
 
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  • Low Protein Dog Food: The Truth And The Lies

    BestPuppyFoodBrands
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:47 pm
    The Lie… There is a commonly-known myth in the dog food industry about protein content in dog food. The myth claims that high-protein diets are dangerous to dogs and especially dangerous to older dogs and can cause kidney disease or in severe cases, complete kidney failure. This is simply not true. In one study, the research concluded: Results do not support the hypothesis that feeding a high protein diet had a significant adverse effect on renal function.[1] In another study that involved two groups of older dogs, one group was fed a low protein diet while the other group was fed a…
  • Orijen Puppy and Adult Dog Food: An In-Depth Review

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    18 Apr 2014 | 3:30 pm
    The Company Founded and owned since more than a quarter of a century ago by the same company responsible for the 5-star rated Acana product line of dog foods we recently reviewed called Champion Petfoods, Orijen boasts its own comprehensive line of Biologically Appropriate™ foods and treats providing the ultimate experience for dogs and the people that love them. Orijen focuses on ingredients that are sustainably raised within their region by people they know and trust, being delivered fresh each day to their doorstep in Alberta, Canada. The Orijen product line of dog foods is trusted by…
  • Acana Dog Food: Review of the Brand

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    16 Apr 2014 | 2:05 pm
    The Company Acana, owned by Champion Petfoods LLP, a company founded more than a quarter of a century ago in Alberta, Canada by Reinhard Muhlenfeld, certainly is not your average pet food. When we saw remarkable feedback and above average ratings on almost all of the variations Acana produces, we had to dig in and find out for ourselves what this brand’s secret is… Fresh Regional Ingredients Unlike many dog food manufacturers, when Acana says “fresh”, they really mean fresh: Never frozen – Acana uses refrigeration as the only means of preservation. Preservative…
  • Holistic Dog Food: Everything There Is To Know

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    14 Apr 2014 | 12:48 pm
    What is Holistic Dog Food? Proper nutrition for your puppy or dog consists of a proper ratio of protein, fats and carbohydrates and carefully monitoring his intake of vitamins and minerals. All natural dog food ensures your puppy or dog gets the correct nutrition for optimal health, without consuming by-products that contain dangerous additives and preservatives. Holistic food brands or also referred to as organic dog food is made using only human grade whole foods that contain real hormone-free meat and are free of the dangerous additives and preservatives that other standard commercial food…
  • Hypoallergenic Dog Food: The Ultimate Guide of Limited Ingredient Dog Food

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    9 Apr 2014 | 5:16 pm
    According to Wikipedia the term Hypoallergenic means “below normal” or “slightly” allergenic and is a term used to describe certain items which are less likely to cause allergic reactions. Hypoallergenic Dog Food are foods designed and formulated with “below normal” ingredients also referred to as novel ingredients which the dog very likely may not have been exposed to before to cause an allergic reaction. A term often used among certain dog breeders is Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds but prominent allergen researchers have claimed that there is no basis to the…
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  • Dog Rescue and Adoption

    Tommy Doehler
    21 Apr 2014 | 7:32 am
    Stonewall Jackson (English Mastiff), Dusty (Staffordshire Terrier Mutt) I apologize for the delay in my second installment. Much like the rest of Rochester NY, I was fighting my old nemesis the flu. This week’s topic is Dog Rescue and adoption. There is no greater contribution you can make to a dog’s welfare than through dog adoption. In many cases you are literally pulling an animal away from death and giving it a chance. The individuals who make it their life’s work to help these animals are underfunded, overwhelmed, and under-appreciated. The next time you meet someone who works at a…
  • Welcome to the AMK9 Blog

    Tommy Doehler
    3 Apr 2014 | 5:50 am
    Disclaimer: AMK9 will gladly respond to any and all mature, respectful, and well intentioned comments, questions, and statements about any information publicized within the realm of dogs and dog training. Open discussion is encouraged and I believe will not only educate dog owners, but to also serve as a bridge of understanding with professionals in the dog service related industry. We all have different philosophies and techniques, but at the end of the day our love of animals and the goal of creating a terrific relationship between owner and dog should help us look past our differences. We…
  • Deciding If I Should Bring A Dog Into My Life

    Tommy Doehler
    3 Apr 2014 | 5:41 am
    So you started having a feeling that there is a something missing in your life? Maybe you grew up with a family pet and now you are finally on your own. Maybe your living situation changed and you are finally going to be able to get that puppy you’ve always wanted. Perhaps on a whim you looked at your local shelter and fell in love with a sad set of eyes. Could a lost and scared dog have found his/her way to your front door? Maybe you are an experienced dog owner whose best friend of 10 plus years of door greeting, tail wagging, following you around your house with unconditional faithful…
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