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  • October Golden Poodle awards

    The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    The Golden Poodle award goes to Texas nurse Nina Pham and all the health care professionals who risk their lives to care for Ebola victims. And to her little Spaniel, Bentley, who helped establish new protocols for dogs of Ebola patients. The Neanderthal award goes to the officials in Spain who made the decision to euthanize 12-year-old Excalibur, the dog who was part of the family of Teresa Ramos, "the son we never had." Ramos...
  • It's OK. He Needed to Lose Weight Anyway.

    Terrierman's Daily Dose
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    From: Terrierman's Daily Dose To order the book. web site.
  • From Ireland: Well Said and Well Done

    Terrierman's Daily Dose
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:39 am
    From the masthead at the top of the web site of the Irish Working Terrier Federation"The greatest danger to a working terrier is admiration in the show ring."A nice link to this blog is also at the top of the site, and also this very good graphic: From: Terrierman's Daily Dose To order the book. web site.
  • Pet Costumes The Good The Bad And The Ugly

    FIDO Friendly
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Our friends at Pet Talk shared this great article just in time for HOWL-O-Ween! If you’re like many pet owners, finding the perfect Halloween costume for your pet is almost more exciting than finding your own. Seeing your dachshund dressed as a hot dog or your kitten prancing around in a super-man cape can add even more fun to the holiday. Just keep in mind that while a costume can be cute and...
  • Oct. 30th, Haunted Howl-o-ween @ Wag Hotels to benefit Furry Friends Rescue!

    Furry Friends Rescue - Available Animals
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
      Join us for a spooky for a Haunted Howl-o-ween at Wag Hotels to benefit Furry Friends Rescue!Oct. 30th from 18:00 to 19:00 We're turning Wag into a haunted house for the evening and inviting some mummies and zombies to join the pawty. Canine and human guests will enjoy a frighteningly good time while trick-or-treating in our suites and mingling with other witches, ghouls and goblins. Some other treats will include: Costume contest with fun prizes: Trick-or-treating goodies Local vendors Adoptable dogs Haunted photobooth Wag swag and prizes ...and more! Don't dare miss out on this…
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    PetsitUSA Blog

  • Know the Facts before you Adopt a Seizure Assistance Dog

    23 Oct 2014 | 6:24 pm
    We all know that dogs are great friends. They bring a smile to our face after a long day’s work or when we are feeling low. Dogs are also the most preferred when it comes to choosing a service animal. Choosing a dog is a challenge for most people as animals, like humans, have different personalities. Choosing a dog for a person with a disability or an illness is an even greater challenge. While most people know of service dogs that help people who are blind or deaf go about their daily activities with ease, few are aware of service dogs that can be life savers for those suffering from…
  • Miracle Dogs: Rescue Stories

    11 Oct 2014 | 6:02 pm
    A great book about rescue dogs was released this week.  PetsitUSA was fortunate to receive an advanced copy of Miracle Dogs: Rescue Stories by Liz Stavrinides.  There are many stories of how amazing rescue dogs can be for pet owners and even other pets.  The book starts out strong by telling how a rescue dog changed the lives of an autistic boy and his family.  The inspirational stories continue, including how a rescue dog can help someone recover from the loss of a loved one.  Each story is accompanied by photos taken personally by the author.  An official description is below.  You…
  • Dog Treat Recall: Simply Nourish Biscotti

    9 Oct 2014 | 5:11 pm
    The latest recall is Simply Nourish Biscotti with Beef & Sweet Potatoes Dog Treats.  Only the  product with a specific expiration date is being recalled.  It was first reported by  An official press release can be found at PetSmart’s website.  It is listed below: Loving Pets Corporation has announced a voluntary recall of the following expiration date of Simply Nourish Biscotti with Beef & Sweet Potatoes Dog Treats due to the potential of mold growth. No other Simply Nourish or Loving Pets treats are affected. Product Description: Simply Nourish…
  • Pet Food Recall: Bravo Recalls Select Chicken and Turkey Pet Foods

    26 Sep 2014 | 9:52 pm
    Here is the latest pet food recall due to the risk of salmonella.  The full FDA report is below. Bravo Recalls Select Chicken and Turkey Pet Foods Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk Contact Consumer: 866-922-9222 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 26, 2014 – (Manchester, CT) Bravo of Manchester, CT is recalling select lots of Bravo Turkey and Chicken pet foods for dogs and cats because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially…
  • Prosperous Pet Business Online Conference

    16 Sep 2014 | 10:36 pm
    Here’s some official information on the free online conference starting September 22! Ready to take your business to the next level? PetSitUSA is a proud sponsor at the upcoming Prosperous Pet Business Online Conference  hosted by Kristin Morrison. Speaking at the conference will be top experts in pet business, including Patti Moran, Andrea Arden from Animal Planet, Ian Dunbar and many more top pet business experts! The goal of the conference is to inspire pet business owners to break through problems, get unstuck, and move forward on business goals. In short, to empower you to fulfill…
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    The Pet Blog Lady - Celebrating Our Pets

  • Goodbye for now

    The Pet Blog Lady
    25 Oct 2014 | 9:42 am
    My blog will not be active for the next two months.  My apologies to my beloved readers and people who have reached out to advertise with me. Hugs from The Pet Blog Lady
  • Name My Goat Contest - A Companion For Sahali

    The Pet Blog Lady
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:14 am
    (Kechena and Sahali Raven, her daughter) Guest contributor:  Diane C. Nicholson of Twin Heart Photo Productions At the beginning of this month, with my head buried deep in my horse’s mane, I felt her life gently ebb from her diseased body. Kechena (ke-shay-na),  was a granddaughter of the great Secretariat.  But, as is so often the case with horse racing, she was retired at the age of 4 after breaking a leg during a race. My old horse, Beau, had just died and I took the beautiful, highly spirited mare.  She had one Dutch Warmblood filly, Sahali Raven, and I allowed mom and daughter to…
  • Cat Person or Dog Person....Which One Are You?

    The Pet Blog Lady
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:57 am
    Not exactly sure how they pull of these statistics but interesting nevertheless.  I call myself an "Animal Person".   How about you? 
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    Art Dog Blog

  • Showing at Exhibit3 / Day Of The Dead Scottie Mosaic

    29 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    "Atticus"© rebecca collins12 x 12 Mixed Media MosaicHey guys, I am showing at a new gallery in Oak Cliff this weekend. Come out and see me Sunday at Exhibit3. I was invited to show by the gallery owner Adam Spigel. He will be showing his lovely panoramic landscapes and artist Cap Pannell will have some Day of the Dead works on view as well. I will be at the gallery around 7:00 and will hang out in the evening.  Drop by anytime on Sunday, the entire Bishop Arts area is having a Day of the Dead celebration. It should be a fun day to be in Oak Cliff.About the Mosaic Above:This is a project…
  • This Artist's Growing Pains

    10 Oct 2014 | 12:08 pm
    So much has been happening this year, it is a year of both major growth and major loss. Back in June we had to say goodbye to our sweetest pup Ajax. His illness came out of nowhere and with tons of tests we still do not know what took him and we are still blaming ourselves for things we could have done better and second guessing the choices we made.  Those are things I tell my clients never to do, and yet it is human nature, especially when you are hurting so much.© rebecca collins / artpaw.comSweetest Boy Ever ... AjaxIn August we adopted a wee little pup named Higgins, he and Whitman…
  • Mosaic Monday: Tempered Glass Worskhop

    15 Sep 2014 | 10:48 am
    "Blast Off"© rebecca collins 2009"Blast Off" ( detail)© rebecca collins 2009Today I have been prepping to teach a workshop that will take place next Sunday on Tempered Glass Mosaics. I have taken the workshop myself twice and it is always a lot of fun.  Tempered glass is the type of glass we have in our cars. Definition:Tempered glass is a type of safety glass processed by controlled thermal or chemical treatments to increase its strength compared with normal glass. Tempering puts the outer surfaces into compression and the inner surfaces into tension. Such stresses cause the…
  • Mosaic Monday/ Butterflies and other news

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

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

  • Magical Thinking

    31 Oct 2014 | 6:44 am
    I sometimes run into people who want me to explain to them how to do something. No problem there -- I am always willing to share information. But sometimes things are not as simple as they appear from the outside, are they?And more often than not, the person asking the question is not really that interested in learning, are they? If they were, they would have gotten a book, drilled on the Internet, and shown a lot more initiative a lot earlier than now.In my experience, most folks are not really interested in doing the hard, slogging work of getting good at something; they want the easy…
  • From Ireland: Well Said and Well Done

    31 Oct 2014 | 6:39 am
    From the masthead at the top of the web site of the Irish Working Terrier Federation"The greatest danger to a working terrier is admiration in the show ring."A nice link to this blog is also at the top of the site, and also this very good graphic: From: Terrierman's Daily Dose To order the book. web site.
  • Why Does Skunk Stink Last and Last?

    30 Oct 2014 | 2:34 pm
    The stuff in skunk spray that stinks is a series of odorous compounds called thiols. Bonded sulfur and hydrogen atoms in thiols attach to the same nose receptors that sniff out hydrogen sulfide ("swamp gas"). Human noses are highly sensitive to thiols and can detect the smell at just 10 parts per billion.Skunk spray also contains compounds called thioacetates, which slowly break down into thiols. When a skunk sprays a terrier, thioacetates in the spray (and absorbed into the skin of the terrier) break down and replace the old thiols, resulting in the skunk odor reappearing on the dog.Water…
  • It's OK. He Needed to Lose Weight Anyway.

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    From: Terrierman's Daily Dose To order the book. web site.
  • Weight and Measure on the Pups

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:18 am
    Moxie = 7.75 pounds at 28 weeks which means, according to this online calculator, that she will tip in at 9 pounds and 8 oz as an adult. Misto = 9.92 pounds at 26 weeks which means, according to this online calculator, that she will tip in at 11 pounds and 14 oz as an adult. The online calculator does not go past 26 weeks, so the weights and measures track is over, but suffice it to say that I am NOT worried that either of these two dogs will be too big for my very tight earths.  Moxie stands at 10.5 inches tall right now, and I believe Misto is at 10…
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  • Who writes the music?

    Rufus Dogg
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:29 am
    The ultimate argument against cutting beauty out of a product or service. Continue reading →
  • The last Sundae of the season at JDs Custard

    Rufus Dogg
    28 Sep 2014 | 4:25 pm
    It was the last day of the season at JD’s Custard in Englewood and we couldn’t miss the going-away party. Here is our visit. We all piled into the puppy mobile: Charlie didn’t really want to ride, but I had … Continue reading →
  • The value of few

    Rufus Dogg
    26 Jan 2014 | 12:47 pm
    This is a three pound bag of gummi bears. When you have a three pound bag of gummi bears, you don’t value each bear as much as when you have a bag of ten. Send to KindleTweet Tags: Pop Culture
  • How we survived the Polar Vortex

    Rufus Dogg
    11 Jan 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Here’s how we survived the Polar Vortex. Not really sure what all the humans were complaining about. Send to KindleTweet Tags: Pop Culture
  • Good vs bad cholesterol

    Rufus Dogg
    18 Mar 2013 | 7:29 pm
    Bad cholesterol is when you spend an entire life feeding your body processed, high-fat, high carb foods, sitting alone in a beanbag chair in your underwear, with a game controller in your hands. Your arteries eventually harden, you suffer a … Continue reading →
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    Dogs Trust

  • Dogs Trust Loughborough: The great rehoming mystery!

    Billy Bob
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:14 am
    In the world of animal rehoming, there is one great mystery that stumps many, even those who’ve worked in the industry for many years; why are some dogs overlooked?We’ve all heard about how black dogs are harder to rehome but here at Loughborough the team are dumbfounded as to why these five special pooches have been overlooked.  Collies Kye and Polly, Beagle cross Frank, Crossbreed Cassidy and SBT  Stevie are firm team favourites and have been repeatedly overlooked by visitors looking for their new best friend.  Latest research into people’s choices when choosing a new…
  • Dogs Trust Evesham - Newt Sanctuary

    Billy Bob
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:18 am
    The ecology here is so rich and valuable to our centre and we are working to ensure all steps are made during our rebuild to preserve the natural balance here at Dogs Trust Evesham. From Bats in our education centre to Great Crested Newts in our pond our aim is to keep our centre enriched with wildlife. As the current pond is so close to the building work we need to ensure their safety is taken seriously and their habitat could be at risk. For this reason we are building a brand new pond built with them in mind, away from the rest of the rebuild in one of our fields here. We will be trained…
  • Hooray For Ray!!

    Billy Bob
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:35 am
    At the end of August we received a very exciting telephone call from former boxer and builder Ray Bulloch who owns R&G Builders and Property Maintenance. Ray called to say that he would very much like to donate over £1000 to us in form of toys and treats for all of the dogs in our care - which obviously we were really very grateful for!Kind Ray wanted us to decide what he ordered for our curious canines so swung by Head Office in his amazing pink builders van - to let us choose the gifts for our dogs.Ray with office dog Daniel Hannah in our Ops Department had great fun choosing lots…
  • Dogs Trust Loughborough: Luna's Video Blog

    Billy Bob
    3 Sep 2014 | 3:51 am
    Luna is a 2 year old Alaskan malamute that currently lives here at our Loughborough centre. She is currently looking for an active home who will give her the mental and physical stimulation she needs. Ideally she will live in a home that will work her either canie x or cart pulling to give her the right amount of exercise. The reason we have done a video blog for Luna is to show the work we have been doing with her to help improve her welfare also work on a few of her flaws. The video blog is focusing on teaching Luna a trick routine, this may seem to only be teaching her just a few…
  • Dogs Trust Loughborough - Tales from the Dog Suit Part 2

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

  • Welcome Home, Bentley! Nina Pham's Dog Is Officially Clear of Ebola

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Our congratulations to Bentley. The young Cavalier King Charles Spaniel will soon be going home after 21 days in quarantine and passing three tests for Ebola. Bentley's owner, Dallas nurse Nina Pham, was released from her own quarantine at the National Institutes for Health in Maryland last week after being cured of the deadly disease. Immediately after her release, she said that she was looking forward to seeing Bentley again, but officials told her she had to wait. The incubation period for Ebola is 21 days, and Bentley hadn't quite been under observation for that long. Tomorrow, that 21…
  • Starving Puppy Found in a Garbage Can After Her Owner Moves Away

    31 Oct 2014 | 10:12 am
    When sanitation worker Nathan Binnie was on his route in New Stanton, Pennsylvania, he noticed something unimaginable in front of a residence on Pine Lane. A puppy, stuffed in a garbage can, her head sticking out of a bag.  "It sort of scared me actually," he told "I feel bad when I see nice toys in the trash, but a puppy like that -- it's just horrible." Binnie immediately pulled the dog out and called his dispatcher. Then, because the dog was moving and all Binnie could see was skin and bones, he went back to the truck.  "I gave her my lunch because it looked like…
  • Dog Leads Police to His Owner, a Suspected Meth Dealer, Hiding in a Ravine

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:41 am
    It's well-known that a dog's love knows no bounds. Even if you're a suspected meth dealer hiding in a ravine as the cops storm your house, a dog's love is going to find you.  Such was the love felt by Edward Henderson's dog, Bo -- and it found his owner, suspected meth dealer and hider in ravines, much to the delight of Alabama's Prattville Police Department.   Share this image This is a funny story.  It happened Tuesday, when a drug enforcement unit, armed with a search warrant, pulled up in front of the suspected meth dealer's home, according to a police press release.
  • Comfort Dogs Help Students After Marysville School Shooting

    29 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The residents of Marysville, Washington -- especially the students of the local high school -- need a lot of comfort right now. Last Friday, 15-year-old Jaylen Fryberg texted his friends and cousins asking them to meet him for lunch in the school cafeteria. When he came to meet them, he brought a .40-caliber Beretta pistol and opened fire on the table where they were sitting. In the end, Fryberg and two 14-year-old girls were dead. Three more students are still in the hospital. Share this image From LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs There probably isn't enough comfort in the world to completely ease that…
  • Cute Overdose: A Puppy Named for Drug Lord Tuco in "Breaking Bad" Poses in a Police Vest

    29 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    Meet K-9 Batman, aka Tuco, aka Tuco Salamanca, the Mexican drug kingpin in the AMC series Breaking Bad, which is in no way reflective of the demeanor or moral standing or mental state of the handsome canine because aw he's a puppy.  Share this image This picture was posted on Facebook by Massachusetts Vest-A-Dog, which provides police vests for the state’s K-9 unit, and everybody just sort of melted. It can't hurt to see it one more time: Share this image The group put the nine-week-old puppy in the police vest because once someone had the idea to do it, it had to be done.
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    Leanne Wildermuth : Artist by Nature

  • The One About The Watch

    27 Oct 2014 | 10:26 am
    The last couple of years have been really emotional for me. At times, charged and full of joy and happiness. Then quickly replaced by emptiness and the feeling of being so alone. Unloved. Disregarded. I swung like a pendulum for a little over a year while I finally came to some profound realizations about myself, and with that comes this story. The one about the watch. (Yes, it’s kind of a love story, so if you’re into that kind of thing, hold on. We’ll get there.) The middle of last summer, I was headed to Greenville, South Carolina. With a man. A man I loved so intensely,…
  • Long time no see

    30 Jun 2014 | 6:49 am
    It’s time to start writing again. Much to say. It’s been so long, though – that I thought I’d test a few things. Are you still reading? Drop in and leave a comment. I’ll be revamping the comments for social networking (and generally speaking, the site is under construction though you may not know it visually for a little while yet). I’m also testing to find out where exactly I’ve got my posts set up to share so I can tweak those settings as well. So. Hey there. How ya been? More soon. This post is from Leanne Wildermuth : Artist by Nature.Long time no…
  • The Feast of the Moon

    8 Mar 2012 | 10:09 am
    I was recently introduced to a sweet story, The Feast of the Moon by its author, Brian Wapole. I wanted to share it here for my animal loving readers and fans, you will enjoy it and I encourage you to pick up a copy on Amazon. Hamlet and Emmie: the story of a novel Emmie loves her pets. She loves her Jack Russell terriers, Opal and Maddie. She loves her goldfish, Snap, who has been alive for over two years. And her newt, whose name is Sebastian, but she calls Newtty. But most of all Emmie loves Hamlet, her hamster. Emmie is fourteen years old and has loved several hamsters since she was…
  • The Downfall of a 22 Year Marriage

    7 Jan 2012 | 6:25 am
    It’s true, I have completely lost my grip on the marriage I once thought would last forever. I have to share this story – not just because I need to in order to heal and learn and grow – but because I think others need to see how actions and behaviors can truly damage people so deeply that they just can’t ever recover. Or they choose not to. I met him when I was 18. I remember thinking he was a dork, so – no first impression rose there. But he stole my heart with his determination and resolve to put me at a place with my weight where I could be a Marine, if I…
  • Custom Dog Portrait : Takoda

    31 Dec 2010 | 3:29 pm
    I’ve completed my final portrait of 2010 – this is Takoda, a lovely white German Shepherd in a nice white mat & black frame. The size of this graphite drawing is 5×7. It has been another wonderful and creative year for me and I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you checking in on me this year! I wish you all good things for 2011. Happy New Year!! xox Leanne This post is from Leanne Wildermuth : Artist by Nature.Custom Dog Portrait : Takoda
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  • Camel Train Song

    6 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Performed by The Danville Trio I previously posted the words to The Camel Train Song Lyrics. Or you can watch The Camel Train on youtube. The Camel Train Song By Danville Trio The post Camel Train Song appeared first on .
  • Admiral Oscar Badger II – Wed. Hero

    2 Oct 2014 | 2:56 pm
    Admiral Oscar Badger II 68 years old from Washington, D.C. June 26, 1890 – November 30, 1958 During his 41 years of service, Admiral Oscar Badger II saw action in the U.S. occupation of Veracruz as well as both World Wars. He was awarded four Legion of Merit awards, the Navy Cross as well as the Medal Of Honor. You can read more about Oscar Badger II here and here These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives just so that we may get to enjoy our freedom. For that I am proud to call them Hero. Those Who Say That We’re In A Time When There Are No Heroes, They Just…
  • Convention Of States

    1 Oct 2014 | 11:02 am
    SIGN THE PETITION. CALL FOR A… CONVENTION OF STATES Join the Convention of States grassroots movement, rejoice in restoring America to again be a Land of Freedom and Liberty! “We, the people of the State of Florida, being grateful to Almighty God for our constitutional liberty…” (Florida Constitution) The post Convention Of States appeared first on .
  • Constitution Day Of The United States

    17 Sep 2014 | 6:29 am
    Happy Constitution Day! “Preamble We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. Article I SECTION. 1. All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives. SECTION. 2. The House of…
  • 9-11~ 13 Yrs. Later

    11 Sep 2014 | 9:50 am
    The terrorist attackers on the morning of September 11, 2001 took America by surprise. Islamic terrorists flew American Airlines Flight 11 into the north side of the north tower of the World Trade Center at 8:46 a.m. United Airlines Flight 175 crashed into the south tower At 9:03 a.m. Both towers collapsed. American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon- Arlington County, Virginia at 9:37 a.m. The fourth hijacked plane, United Airlines Flight 93, crashed in a field in southwest Pennsylvania, at 10:03 a.m. 2,996 people died in these terrorist attacks. The simple truth is that the…
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  • Let's Hear It For Mother Nature and Wolves

    Yvonne DiVita
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:18 am
    Fascinating story. Fascinating facts. Looking at our ecosystem and why we humans should not be in charge of it, perhaps. Or, why some of us understand Mother Nature better than others.  Looking at the effect of one population of wolves and how they altered, for the better, a whole ecosystem. Amazing look at "How Wolves Change Rivers"... great photography and editing. Makes one glad to be in the world. Enjoy. I did.
  • The Power of Animal Wisdom

    Yvonne DiVita
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:58 am
    They don't speak our language. They have communication issues. They are mostly subservient to 'man'. They live close to the ground, or high in trees. They go about their business ... the business of life... without regard to politics or weather or technology.  They are the animals of the world. Why do we act as if they are mindless or blind or stupid? Why do we humans insist on our dominance?  It's primarily, IMBO <in my brazen opinion, why be humble?>, because we buy into the religious teachings of various groups who say we are here to control the world.  Hogwash. We are here to be…
  • Wordy Wednesday - The Cat Speaks Up

    Yvonne DiVita
    8 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Oh if the kitties could talk!
  • It Began In My Youth

    Yvonne DiVita
    5 Oct 2014 | 3:33 am
    Carmel, sleeping That it did. This love I have for animals. It began in my youth. I was drawn to dogs and cats. I wanted the warmth and love and affection they offered. I never felt fear or discomfort and couldn't understand those who did. What's to fear in a dog? I often wondered. Even a Rottweiler or a Doberman Pinscher. Or, a German Shepard, cause back in the day, those were the dogs everyone feared and raged against. In my youth... I recognized the real value of a pet. I didn't yet know that any animal could be a pet. Perhaps there were homes with lizards and ferrets, back then in the 50s…
  • Travels with Casey: New York Times Best Seller!

    Yvonne DiVita
    3 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    by Yvonne DiVita I have been so lax at writing in this blog, it embarrasses me! I'd whine about the overwhelming life I live, but, I have a feeling everyone else is as busy as I am. Sigh. There is no excuse except... I battle carpal tunnel, I battle overwork, and I battle time. Sound familiar? How do you handle it all? Today, I want to talk about a fab new book. I'm reading it...haven't finished it yet, so, prepare for the actual review of it when I'm done with it. And, I even have one to give away! It's called Travels with Casey: My Journey Through Our Dog-Crazed Country by Benoit…
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    The Poodle (and Dog) Blog

  • October Golden Poodle awards

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    The Golden Poodle award goes to Texas nurse Nina Pham and all the health care professionals who risk their lives to care for Ebola victims. And to her little Spaniel, Bentley, who helped establish new protocols for dogs of Ebola patients. The Neanderthal award goes to the officials in Spain who made the decision to euthanize 12-year-old Excalibur, the dog who was part of the family of Teresa Ramos, "the son we never had." Ramos...
  • Downton Abbey's beloved dog could be written out --and for a very unfair reason

    28 Oct 2014 | 8:47 am
    Lord Grantham's beloved Labrador was named ISIS after an Egyptian goddess years ago when she made her debut in season two. Now in an “unfortunate coincidence,” jihadist group leaders have settled on the name ISIS for their merciless army of terrorists. Isis the dog is involved in a storyline about her health in the ongoing fifth season and there are hints that she may be written out of the show by the time the new...
  • Dog who protected drug trafficker now helping police

    27 Oct 2014 | 7:02 am
    Pecas, a 3-year-old mixed breed, worked as a drug dog, but not in the usual sense. He belonged to Cesar Martinez, a Colombian drug lord. Pecas' job had been to protect him and warn him about activities around them. Martinez, the third most important member of the drug cartel that controlled cocaine routes to Central America, had 100 men working under his command to obtain and move heavy equipment. When Martinez was captured, the question...
  • Pavlov would be so proud of this puppy

    25 Oct 2014 | 10:44 am
    As every psychology student learns, early in the 19th century Russian scientist Ivan Pavlov discovered the conditioned reflex while studying digestion in dogs. He learned that a stimulus such as a metronome or the ringing of a bell stimulated the response of salivation in dogs when they learned to associate the stimulus with food. In this video Maddie, a clever 10-month-old Dachshund puppy, is teaching a responsive human to feed her whenever she rings a...
  • “Down Time” with Tom Brady and Lua -- my new favorite commercial

    23 Oct 2014 | 7:29 am
    Through years of blogging, I have always enjoyed making fun of writing about Tom Brady. Tom Brady is someone who truly has it all: three Super Bowl rings, movie star good looks, a billionaire supermodel wife, adorable small children, millions from his football contract, endorsements, and really great hair. With the loveable Lua, a dog he rescued from a shelter, he has also been a strong voice for the Pit Bull dog as Family Pet...
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    Raise a Green Dog!

  • 8 last minute Halloween DIY costumes for dogs made from re-purposed items!

    Johann The Dog
    26 Oct 2014 | 6:44 am
    Halloween can be a fun time for pets if you make it stress-less and fun! Some dogs love dressing up in costumes, others not so much. If you have a dog that enjoys socializing, dressing up, and having a great time, or you have a dog that doesn't like costumes very much, here are some last minute ideas to make a unique and fun Halloween costume for your dog! Remember, try to re-use materials you Click on the title to read more!
  • An easy Fall plan to treat your lawn organically for the health of your dog!

    Johann The Dog
    7 Oct 2014 | 12:29 pm
    It's that time of year! The weather is cooler, some days have a nip in the air, some days are warm as toast, and the early leaves of Fall are dropping. This is the perfect time to get your lawn in great shape to take on the Winter weather, and come out looking fabulously green, healthy and lush come Spring. So let's get started! First let's talk about why you should plan, build and maintain Click on the title to read more!
  • Make your own homemade dog tug toy from repurposed clothing!

    Johann The Dog
    5 Oct 2014 | 3:54 pm
    On the day after adopting Rach (the newest puppy host for Raise A Green Dog), I drove with friends to South Carolina to meet him and take him home. It was a quick day trip, so when it was time to head home, I put a spare harness on him that I had with one of my favorite long-lasting leather leashes, and what did he do? He started tugging with the leather leash. For those of you who do agility Click on the title to read more!
  • Just because it's fall doesn't mean ticks aren't a danger to your dog!

    Johann The Dog
    25 Sep 2014 | 5:13 am
    It was nearly one year ago that our Gracie woke up one morning went out to do her business and collapsed in the yard. I picked her up and discovered that she was very, very warm. Immediately I took her temperature and found she had a dangerous fever of 106 degrees. Quickly we jumped in the car and rushed her to the vet. Mum instantly knew that it was a very good possibility that this was a Click on the title to read more!
  • Our tips on finding safer and healthier products for your dog.

    Johann The Dog
    24 Sep 2014 | 4:07 am
    Last week we outlined information about the safety of a wide variety of dog products from bowls, to beds, to toys and more. Before proceeding, we encourage you to learn more about the potential of dangerous chemicals contained in many dog products on the market by reading our post. Now for our tips to help you find healthier dog products, dog toys, beds, bowls and more for a healthier, happier Click on the title to read more!
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    Your Pet's Best Friend

  • The case of the dog who ate the non-food item.

    25 Oct 2014 | 7:25 pm
    Eating non-food items is a big problem in pets.  It happens so often that I am amazed at how seldom I have to do surgery to remedy the situation.  Frequently the animal vomits up the item.  Sometimes it passes all the way through. In September, we were all set to do surgery for an intestinal blockage on a young Saint Bernard.  She had eaten very little food for the past 3 weeks, and had lost 25 percent of her body weight.  I could feel a mass in her abdomen.  The night before her operation, she passed a pair of underpants she had eaten weeks earlier.  Her recovery was uneventful after…
  • Systemic Fungus Infections

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

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

    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

    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…
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    Lifestyle | Lifestyle

  • Win a Humunga Chomp Toy and Watch People Giggle!

    31 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Happy Halloween! Win this Friday Freebie and extend the silliness surrounding the holiday with the Humunga Chomp Toy. It doubles as a costume, of sorts, giving your dog big pearly whites whenever he grabs the non-toxic rubber ball with his mouth. Share this image Follow the directions below for a chance to win one of three we have to give away! How to Enter Create a Disqus account, if you haven't already, and include a valid email. It takes just a minute and allows you to better participate in Dogster's community of people who are passionate about dogs. If you already have a Disqus account,…
  • Meet Lisa, a Terrier Rescued From the Dog Meat Trade in Indonesia

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    She had never known life outside of a cage, the touch of a hand, or any human kindness. As one of ten dogs who lived at the Pondok Taruna Orphanage in Jakarta, Indonesia, the little terrier mix named Lisa was no pet -- she was just a meat dog destined to be someone’s meal. Like many private residences throughout Indonesia, this orphanage raised and slaughtered dogs for meat. But everything changed for the scruffy one-year-old pup when a volunteer worker decided she could no longer stand by and allow these innocent dogs to meet such a terrible end. Share this image Dogs in meat cages.
  • 4 Injuries Caused by Dogs and How to Avoid Them

    31 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Dog ownership is generally very good for our health. The reasons range from encouraging us to exercise more to providing non-judgmental support during times of stress. But Centers for Disease Control statistics show that that dogs do occasionally contribute to injuries that occur in the home or during walks. So it is worth taking a moment to think about simple things we can do to make these small risks even smaller. Here are my suggestions for avoiding four dog-related injuries. 1. Injury cause: Tripping on a pet-related item Every year, about 7,000 people sustain a serious injury from…
  • Without Accountability, Police Will Continue Shooting and Killing Dogs -- and People

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Editor's note: The ideas expressed in this commentary are Chris Hall's and not necessarily those of Dogster. Chris does raise relevant points, however, especially considering the dogs who are dying, seemingly without good reason, at the hands of law enforcement officers, and we welcome discussion on controversial topics. Let us know how you feel in the comments section, and please keep your remarks civil. I'm genuinely getting the feeling that there's some kind of massive conspiracy to make me feel bad about all the places I once lived. First, there was this item about the residents of my old…
  • Do People Shame You for Walking a Big Dog?

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    I love walking my Lab mix Ghostbuster. We’ve done a lot of leash work since we adopted him back in July, and it’s really paid off. His pulling has significantly reduced while his leash manners have improved, and the leash is usually loose now. I love walking with him as he trots along beside me. It’s pleasant for both of us -- until some stranger makes a comment about what a giant he is. “Oh my, is that a dog or a horse?” one lady asked about my 60-pound pup. “Who’s taking who for a walk here?” one older guy inquired as I walked by his garage. The comment would have made more…
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    Wayne Pacelle: A Humane Nation

  • Bootlegged Speech of Rick Berman Shows Deception and Dirty Tactics Off the Charts

    Wayne Pacelle
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:48 pm
    "People always ask me one question all the time: ‘How do I know that I won’t be found out as a supporter of what you’re doing?' " That’s Rick Berman, the lobbyist and PR operative who collects money from corporations to try to tear down animal welfare groups, environmentalists, anti-drunk driving advocates and others, talking to a group of energy industry executives concerned about anti-fracking activists. “We run all of this stuff through nonprofit organizations that are insulated from having to disclose donors. There is total anonymity. People don’t know who supports us.”…
  • HSUS Responders Hit Two Puppy Mills in Mississippi Yesterday

    Wayne Pacelle
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:25 pm
    After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, The HSUS decided to create a permanent mobile response team to respond to animals in crisis situations – not only in the case of natural disasters but also in instances of human-caused crises. It’s turned out that the demands on our team from human-caused crises – situations involving puppy mills, hoarding cases, animal fighting enterprises, and starvation cases, for example – have been endless, and our work to respond to them essential. I am so proud of the work the team does, turning around the lives of animals in a flash, in so many cases. A…
  • Fear-Mongering in Maine on Question 1

    Wayne Pacelle
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:33 pm
    According to the polls, the vote on Question 1 in Maine is very close, with reputable polling showing the race a dead heat. The good news is, there appears to be a clear majority of people who want to ban baiting, hounding, and trapping of bears, and once they sort out that a “yes” vote protects the bears, we should prevail. iStock photo But it’s certainly been a challenging campaign, largely because of the underhanded and overreaching tactics of the opponents who have spent nearly $3 million and drawn support from the Safari Club International in Arizona, the U.S. Sportsmen’s…
  • The Thin Blue Furry Line

    Wayne Pacelle
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:42 pm
    With all of the stumbles we’ve heard involving the U.S. Secret Service and breaches of security at the White House in recent months, it was especially big news when Hurricane and Jordan, two K-9 Secret Service dogs, helped distract and neutralize an intruder who jumped the fence there. The two Belgian Malinois got some licks in, but they also took their lumps. The assailant kicked one dog in the face, and he body-slammed and punched the second one. A veterinary examination, fortunately, gave the dogs a relatively clean bill of health, but they certainly had their share of bruises. In the…
  • Farm Workers for Farm Animals

    Wayne Pacelle
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Today, we announced the release of a new resource for farm workers who witness animal abuse and want to stop it. The HSUS and the United Farm Workers just announced a new tip line for factory farm whistleblowers, in which they can receive a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of farm animal abusers. Our hope is that this hotline (1-888-209-7177) will allow those on the frontlines to report animal cruelty and abuse in order to help stop it. Matt Prescott/The HSUS This new tool is vital for at least three reasons. First, factory farming has become so…
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    The Days of Johann, an agility dog!

  • Black and White Sunday: Little Rach in the Leaves.

    Johann The Dog
    26 Oct 2014 | 5:13 am
    This photo in color was a big hit on my social media. The BandW version just doesn't do it justice in this case. My little bro Rach in living Fall color. Click on the post title to continue reading. And visit my blog to read more! Woofs!
  • Black and White Sunday: Awwwwww.....Sun!

    Johann The Dog
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:22 am
    After some super big storms, and three more days of rain, Mr. Sun finally came back for a long visit! I missed you Mr. Sun! Click on the post title to continue reading. And visit my blog to read more! Woofs!
  • Thoughts about Snooker....and those elusive Super Q's from a dog's point of view.

    Johann The Dog
    8 Oct 2014 | 6:48 am
    Well, there seems to be a lot of discussion again about Snooker, particularly Super Q's, in many of the discussion boards. Over the years this topic seems to rear it's head a few times per year. We read the comments on the USDAA sounding board nearly every time the topic presents itself, again, and again. We've been doing agility for over nine years now. Not as long as many, but longer than Click on the post title to continue reading. And visit my blog to read more! Woofs!
  • More agility practice!

    Johann The Dog
    8 Oct 2014 | 5:57 am
    Last Saturday, we got to go to Norcross to agility practice in one of our favorite places. One of the big things we like to do here is help Gracie with her teeter, as this is where she picked up the fear a few years ago. And they have some baby agility equipment in a back room and Mum thought it would be really fun for Rach. In addition, this is one of my favorite places to run, so Mum knew I'd Click on the post title to continue reading. And visit my blog to read more! Woofs!
  • Organic! Is it all it's cracked up to be? #OrganicPet

    Johann The Dog
    6 Oct 2014 | 5:07 am
    This post is sponsored by Castor and Pollux Natural Petworks and the Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Organix Pet Food, but you know that I, Johann The Dog, only share information we feel is relevant to our readers. Castor and Pollux Natural Petworks is not responsible for the content of this article. If you know us, you know how we focus on a Click on the post title to continue reading. And visit my blog to read more! Woofs!
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    Earth Friendly Pet Supplies -

  • Catnip Bubbles

    30 Oct 2014 | 10:21 am
    SmartyKat certified organic catnip has come out with a new product call “Bubble Nip” …a great way to have fun with your cat. Blow some bubbles at your cat and your cat will love pouncing on these bubbles with their catnip flavor. Non-toxic and biodegradable for pets and furnishings. $9.99 at World Wise  
  • Grandma Lucy’s Organic Oven Baked Blueberry Dog Treats

    27 Oct 2014 | 10:07 am
    Grandma Lucy’s Organic Baked Dog Treats are baked in a bakery by true dog lovers. These blueberry treats are made with organic, human-quality ingredients and contain no preservatives, artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners. With 100% natural ingredients, A treat your dog will love and you will feel good your dog is getting top shelf treats Grandma Lucy’s Organic Oven Baked Blueberry Dog Treats, 14oz $9.26 at Amazon
  • Tire Tread – Eco Toy

    24 Oct 2014 | 9:53 am
    Give you dog a job to do!! Chew on this. Made with recycled materials. $7.49 at Botanical Dog    
  • Give Your Dog a Recycled Bone!

    21 Oct 2014 | 9:50 am
    Here’s one dog bone you won’t mind letting your dog have…over and over again! This dog bone is made of 100% recycled plastic and made out of discarded plastic, originally headed for the dump.  Each bone is 6 1/2 inches long, making it a good sized toy for any dog breed.  Black in color, soft in texture and loaded with hours of enjoyment for your dog. Recycled Dog bone is available from Branch Home for $12.
  • Dog Bed in Eco-Friendly Materials

    18 Oct 2014 | 9:46 am
    A comfy, cozy dog bed is a must for your pet, unless you are happy for him to take over the couch! This bolster bed is wonderfully soft but still supportive with plenty of room to stretch out on. The bed is hand made in Montana from recycled materials and has a cover in soft fleece fabric that is easy to wash. It is available in four colors, copper, thyme green, natural wheat, and sea blue and comes in various sizes from the enormous extra large (32” x 26”) to a petite small (12” by 9”). Some owners find that these beds aren’t as thick and fully stuffed as some other dog beds but…
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  • No Such Thing as “The Cone Of Shame” Happy Halloween!

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:43 am
    This is a whole new twist on a Cone-tini! Love it!
  • PupStyle Pumpkins! DIY Dog Pumpkin Carving Project

    Angelina Castillo
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Halloween is by far one our favorite holidays at  In my family we have a yearly tradition of carving pumpkins.  Every year I like to change it up so this year,  I was inspired by my Chiweenie Sophie! I can’t resist her adorable face and hey why not put her face on a pumpkin? […]
  • Watch Dara Foster’s RESCUE Dog Halloween Fashion Show on Better TV! Click-it!

    28 Oct 2014 | 10:22 am
    Happy Halloween! CLICK below to Watch Dara Foster PupStyling rescue pups Halloween Fashion show on The Better Show! Where to snag these snazzy costumes and accessories??? Check out Petsmart for all the exclusive costumes and for the elegant beaded leashes and other fun Halloween goodies for your pet. If you LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the green LED […]
  • Dara Foster’s Tips For Choosing The Right Halloween Costume For Fido

    23 Oct 2014 | 7:39 am
    The  National Retail Federation estimates that American’s will spend a whopping $350 million this year on pet Halloween costumes.  Finally the days are winding down when the neighbors call you the “crazy dog person” who dresses up their dog. I am often asked this question “Dara, I can’t decide on what to dress my dog up […]
  • Tiny Crochet Scary Halloween Pug-Great Decor Idea!

    17 Sep 2014 | 5:35 am
    OwlyStore on has created a collection of adorable, tiny dogs and their “scary Halloween Pug”  is simply brilliant! These little art pieces make special gifts and also make very PupStylish Halloween decor for our home or office.  The designer will even custom make a personalized version of your own dog.  Think holiday gifst…LOOOVE! $23.00
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    Cat Advice | Paws and Effect

  • My Cat Won’t Eat and My Vet Says to Euthanize Her. Why?

    The Paws and Effect Gang
    26 Oct 2014 | 4:06 pm
    Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: Our 16-year-old cat, Pebbles, started to get “picky” about her food a month ago and started to lose weight. We took her to the vet, and after a blood test that showed no health concern, the vet asked for poop sample to have it tested. The cat was isolated because we have three more cats, but she did not poop. The vet gave her an appetite stimulant, a worm infestation liquid to pour on her back and an antibiotic in case she had an infection. Pebbles did not accept the medicine and vomited it. The vet said that there was nothing else she…
  • An Open Letter to Belladonna’s First Family

    JaneA Kelley
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Hi everyone. The cats have generously allowed me to take over this week’s column to write a letter of my own. To help BlogPaws celebrate Adopt a Shelter Pet Month, I want to talk to the people who adopted Belladonna before I did. I took this photo the day I met Bella. When our eyes met, we both knew it was meant to be. Photo by JaneA Kelley First of all, thank you for adopting a cat from your local shelter. You could have gotten a cat from anywhere, but you chose to stop by your local humane society. And you didn’t just adopt any cat — you adopted a black cat, and we all…
  • Why Is My Cat Crying All Night?

    The Paws and Effect Gang
    12 Oct 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My eight-year-old long-haired female cat cries at times during the night. It is really a nasty, loud call and it wakes us up. There is nothing wrong with her physically. What’s up? Photo CC-BY-SA Quinn Dombrowski ~ Mimsie Siouxsie: When you say there’s nothing wrong with your cat, we assume that means you’ve taken her to the vet and had her checked out from nose to tail, including a blood test. Thomas: The reason we say this is that there are many medical reasons why a cat may howl at night. Bella: Although it’s not…
  • Why Has My Cat Stopped Playing With Me?

    The Paws and Effect Gang
    5 Oct 2014 | 1:57 pm
    Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: Greetings from Peru! I have a sweet and playful 2-year-old cat named Eva. Everything was fine with her until I got two new 10-week-old kittens. She’s acting like their mommy, playing with them and they get along really well, which is great, but I have some serious questions. First, how can I get them not to suck Eva’s nipples? They’re harming her and she is letting them. My sister and I try to separate them every time we see this happening, but Eva looks at us with a really sad face every time we do this. Second, why has she…
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  • A Spooktacular Halloween For Your Pets

    Janet Roper
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:50 am
    Do you have your house decorated for Halloween yet? If so, I bet your animal pal is having a delicious time exploring the new ‘toys’ you have put out *just* for him/her. Here are some things to keep in mind to keep your animal pal AND the decorations safe this Halloween: Streamers, fake spider webs, wires and cords for electrical decorations can look like marvelous things to chew. Be sure these are out of reach to your animal pal. And be sure to think about what ‘out of reach’ means to your animal pal. I know I live with 2 cats who are very creative about getting to…
  • A Crow’s Tale

    Billie Hinton
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Billie has a couple of books that will be FREE on Amazon October 30th-November 3rd. Check out her author page at Amazon and pick up one or both while they’re free! A few weeks ago I was riding Keil Bay, thinking about the change in seasons. The shift from summer to fall is my favorite time of year. It was still warm out but not hot. We’d been gifted with several cold spells which brought delightful shivers on early mornings. The horses love this season too. It’s fun to watch as they wake up from the heat of summer. Biting insects die out. Suddenly the things that are…
  • Developing Confidence In Your Intuition

    Rob Ragozzine
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:50 am
    Developing confidence in your intuitive abilities requires you to trust in your ability to receive. We’re all intuitive. But, If you don’t believe that you can receive anything of value then you may not ever clearly hear, see or feel your messages. It’s like tuning an old radio and only expecting to find static. if you give up, you’ll never find the station you are looking for. But, when you keep trying you’ll eventually find a station you can listen to. We’re a bit like those old radios. We need to tune into ourselves. We need to feel that we can indeed…
  • Snake As Ally

    Rahima Warren
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:13 am
    I’ve always been puzzled by the fear of snakes. Only a few of them are poisonous. Most of them fear us. They only attack if they feel threatened, just like most of us! Long ago, they were revered as symbols or sources of ancient wisdom, as at Delphi in ancient Greece. In my experience, they show up in our dreams or life to help us own our true self and our inner power. This is especially true for women. My Encounters with Snake At one time in my life, when I was working on owning my power, I encountered snakes three times in one month. Very unusual! Once, a snake slithered across the path…
  • Words of Wisdom From DiDi the Poodle

    Margot Ahlquist
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:56 am
    Howl, My daddy always says that I should work now and play later. I think half of him is right (I am not sure if it is his top half or bottom half). While nothing feels better than finishing a long yard patrol session, I am not a yard patrolling robot. Some days, I don’t want to patrol and would prefer to spend time with my neighborhood friends or help a human with a kitchen project. A poodle has to kick up her paws every now and then. Maybe I should join the Rockettes? Since I am known as the most fun-loving animal in my house (my sister Bella still disputes this), I am here to suggest 5…
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    What's New Dog Blog

  • Oct 31, Happy Howl-oween Everyone!

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Here's my son's Pitbull, Bosco, modeling his Halloween costume. It's just perfect... and so is he! So, happy Halloween from us to you - and Bosco says, please don't forget that chocolate and candy is poisonous for dogs (and cats too). So please keep all that tasty loot away from the family pets. If you want to know more about why chocolate is so toxic (and the difference between a dangerous amount and a deadly amount), check out this page.... Help... my dog ate chocolate! Find out what else is toxic or dangerous for Fido here... Poisonous Foods, and learn what to do if the worst does happen…
  • Oct 26, Is my puppy aggressive?

    26 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Have you ever wondered if your puppy is aggressive? If so, you're not alone! It's something that I get asked about often, and that makes me sad. Why? Simple... because puppies are almost NEVER 'aggressive'! New or inexperienced dog owners often seem to confuse normal puppy behaviors such as nipping/biting/jumping/growling and so on, with aggressive behavior. Unfortunately this can cause difficulty bonding with a puppy, training issues, behavior issues and worse. Of course there is the very occasional exception to this rule (which is why I've said that puppies are 'almost never' aggressive),…
  • Oct 25, The Ultimate Puppy Gift Basket - Create Yours Here!

    25 Oct 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Want to create the perfect puppy gift basket? Choose from these goodies and build a basket that's as unique and special as your puppy. It's easy and fun.
  • Oct 18, Aspirin For Dogs - What You Need To Know

    18 Oct 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Aspirin can be effective as a pain medication for dog, but you need to be careful and follow some basic rules. Find out about dosage, side-effects and more right here.
  • Oct 16, Got A Constipated Puppy?

    16 Oct 2014 | 12:27 pm
    All the help and advice you need to help a constipated puppy feel better fast. Learn all about the prevention, causes and treatment of canine constipation.
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  • UPDATE: We Were Wrong! Pawfun Product Test – 4 Paws Up for P.L.A.Y. Dog Bed

    BL Ochman
    27 Oct 2014 | 2:56 pm
    Here’s a case study of a company – P.L.A.Y. Pet Lifestyle – that has some of the worst customer service I’ve ever encountered. Four paws down from Pawfun as a result. This update is about how P.L.A.Y. handled it when I called to say that their bed liner burst and ripped to shreds – after under 8 months of normal use by Benny Bix Labradoodle Ochman Puppy. Contrast their approach with Orvis Dog Beds – where 100% satisfaction is guaranteed. UPDATE: Oct. 27, 2014 That’s the $189 bed’s liner now: useless (as you can see.) There’s the new bed…
  • New Simon’s Cat Video: Crazy Legs

    BL Ochman
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:32 am
    Just in time for Halloween! A new video from Simon’s Cat. This time, Simon does what cats do – which generally is not what you tell them, as any cat owner knows. (click the image to play the video)
  • Kevin Richardson playing football with wild Lions! Oh My!

    BL Ochman
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:48 am
    It’s a promo for VanGils menswear, and for Lion Whisperer Kevin Richardson’s wildlife sanctuary with some absolutely remarkable footage of him interacting with beautiful African Lions.
  • PhotoRealist Painter Ester Curini’s 2nd solo show opens Oct 2 in New York City

    BL Ochman
    24 Sep 2014 | 6:26 pm
    More than a dozen monumental new works by my friend and neighbor, the remarkable photo realist painter, Ester Curini, will bre featured in a solo show from Oct 2- 25 at the famed Bernarducci Meisel Gallery in New York City. Curini, who is entirely self-taught, first spends time with her subjects, to learn about their personality. She begins each painting with the eyes, in which you’ll see the reflection of its natural surroundings, and, often, also her reflection. As you can see in the detail, below, she then meticulously paints her subject, spending months on each of her huge canvases. Her…
  • [VIDEO] Dr. Jill Elliot DVM – Should you vaccinate your indoor cat?

    BL Ochman
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:51 pm
    NY Holistic veterinarian Dr Jill Elliot D.V.M. NY Holistic veterinarian Dr Jill Elliot D.V.M. says, “After their kitten vaccinations, indoor cats don’t really need to be vaccinated.” She councils cat owners on the minimum vaccines to give and then how to use vaccine titers to evaluate the efficacy of the vaccines for the rest of the animal’s life. Dr Elliot recently told Reader’s Digest: “… They’re not going to get rabies sitting inside the house. Vaccines have the potential to create a lot of harm for cats, including possible tumors at the…
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    YouTube: Pets

  • Lena Dunham Wants More Pets

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Lena Dunham Wants More Pets Lena told Ellen about her love of animals. From: TheEllenShow Views: 185223 2303 ratings Time: 03:39 More in Entertainment
  • Dear Kitten: Regarding The Dog

    7 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Dear Kitten: Regarding The Dog Cat and Kitten are back again, and now there is a new "thing" in the household. How will they respond? Subscribe to Friskies YouTube Channel for even more ca... From: BuzzFeedVideo Views: 7202980 40645 ratings Time: 03:26 More in Entertainment
  • The Great American Oreo Taste Test

    20 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    The Great American Oreo Taste Test Limeade? Seriously? Share on Facebook: Like BuzzFeedVideo on Facebook: Share on Twitter: From: BuzzFeedVideo Views: 1665465 23751 ratings Time: 02:16 More in Entertainment
  • Americans Try Indian Desserts For The First Time

    16 Sep 2014 | 3:12 pm
    Americans Try Indian Desserts For The First Time We asked a bunch of Americans to try typical Indian desserts… Share on Facebook: Like BuzzFeedVideo on Facebook: From: BuzzFeedVideo Views: 1644164 25923 ratings Time: 02:30 More in Entertainment
  • 3 Things Your Dog Should Not Be Doing

    1 Sep 2014 | 11:42 am
    3 Things Your Dog Should Not Be Doing Dogs do a lot of weird things, and sometimes they're funny enough to post on Tumblr. But before you do, make sure li'l Scamp isn't doing any of these three t... From: SciShow Views: 425980 11205 ratings Time: 03:23 More in Education
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    YouTube: Animals

  • Anaconda - The Educational Version (Nicki Minaj Parody)

    9 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Anaconda - The Educational Version (Nicki Minaj Parody) Nicki has an amazing body (of knowledge about reptiles.) See more LIKE us on: FOLLOW us on: ... From: CollegeHumor Views: 2675367 78198 ratings Time: 02:48 More in Comedy
  • Jenna's Drunk Art School: Balloon Art

    17 Sep 2014 | 8:23 pm
    Jenna's Drunk Art School: Balloon Art Big thanks to Holly for sending me all the balloon gear and showing me how to make epic balloon creations.. Here is her channel: From: JennaMarbles Views: 1976755 87547 ratings Time: 08:48 More in Comedy
  • 10 Near Indestructible Creatures

    8 Sep 2014 | 10:33 am
    10 Near Indestructible Creatures 10 Near Indestructible Creatures They can survive fire, ice and even the vacuum of space. Discover the weird and wonderful world of animals that can live for... From: Alltime10s Views: 758375 11842 ratings Time: 02:56 More in Education
  • Stereotypes: Restaurant

    Dude Perfect
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:56 pm
    Stereotypes: Restaurant Going out to eat? Not without these guys, you're not. ▻ WATCH more STEREOTYPES - ▻ PLAY our iPHONE GAME - http://smarturl.i... From: Dude Perfect Views: 3254271 44641 ratings Time: 04:34 More in Sports
  • 3 Things Your Dog Should Not Be Doing

    1 Sep 2014 | 11:42 am
    3 Things Your Dog Should Not Be Doing Dogs do a lot of weird things, and sometimes they're funny enough to post on Tumblr. But before you do, make sure li'l Scamp isn't doing any of these three t... From: SciShow Views: 425980 11205 ratings Time: 03:23 More in Education
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    No Dog About It Blog

  • Wordless Wednesday #211 – Halloween Fun with Cupcake and Jasper

    29 Oct 2014 | 6:16 am
    Filed under: Cupcake, Fun Stuff, Jasper, Photos, Shelties Tagged: dog costumes, dog Halloween costumes, Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog, Wordless Wednesday
  • Dogs: A case of Conflict Avoidance

    27 Oct 2014 | 9:25 pm
    The older I get, the better I get at knowing, and understanding, myself.  Foibles and flaws? Got tons of them. And, I am aware of almost every one. You might think I am oblivious to them, but I’m not. I am painfully aware, and have analyzed every single one – over and over again. For instance, […]
  • Black and White Sunday #101 – Got Food?

    25 Oct 2014 | 7:36 pm
    My thanks to our hosts for this blog hop Dachshund Nola and Sugar The Golden Retriever. Unfortunately, doesn’t allow Java script so I can’t provide a direct link to the linky, but you can join here.  Filed under: Black and White Sunday Blog Hop, Cupcake, Photos, Shelties Tagged: black and white photography, Black and White […]
  • Favorite Video Friday – Beagle Silliness

    23 Oct 2014 | 9:10 pm
    If you are one of those people who loves to watch dog videos on YouTube, then you’ve likely heard of Maymo. He’s a Beagle who is not only cute, but humorous. He’s pretty much game for anything. He will wear a wig, balance a pumpkin on his head or wear a silly costume for Halloween. Now […]
  • The PetSmart Charities Report on Homeless Pets is out. Have you read it?

    23 Oct 2014 | 5:01 am
    Recently, PetSmart Charities came out with its 2014 U.S. Shelter Pet Report. The news is encouraging on some fronts and not so much on others. Overwhelmingly, the message is more education is needed. People still underestimate the number of homeless pets that exist in our society and do not know about breed-specific rescue groups. For […]
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    Blog Eye

  • Cats Can Be the Perfect Pet

    7 Oct 2014 | 11:37 am
    There is no reason for dog and cat lovers to come to blows over which makes the better pet. Having owned both, I can honestly say that either species makes wonderful companions. However, the reality of modern existence can make keeping a dog much more difficult than a cat, simply because the cat is not as emotionally ‘needy’ as is the dog. If Time Is Not on Your Side The reason why cats can be the best choice for many households is that unless adequate time is available for training and attending to a dog, you and your dog will probably find yourselves very disappointed. The demands of…
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    Way Cool Dogs!

  • My Rescue Dog Frida, by Cindi Scholefield

    31 Oct 2014 | 10:48 am
    My rescue dog Frida was brought in heavily pregnant and the shelter manager, amid protests from vets and staff, who wanted her to be allowed to have the pups, decided she should be spayed. No one expected her to survive, but she was still breathing in her cage after the surgery and that was when […] Read full post at My Rescue Dog Frida, by Cindi Scholefield More dog stories and info about dog health, training and news at Way Cool Dogs!
  • Puppy Behavior Resulting from a Well-Trained Puppy

    22 Oct 2014 | 10:15 pm
    Behavior from a well-trained puppy It is always an exciting moment when you bring a new puppy into your home for the very first time. Everyone is soooooo excited! However, this excitement can sometimes wear off quickly when you start to realize how much training you have to do in order to have a well-trained puppy to […] Read full post at Puppy Behavior Resulting from a Well-Trained Puppy More dog stories and info about dog health, training and news at Way Cool Dogs!
  • CDC Releases New Report on Ebola and Pets

    21 Oct 2014 | 5:51 pm
    Three days ago, the CDC released a report on Ebola and pets. This is due to the ongoing Ebola epidemic in West Africa and the developing Ebola disease in the United States. Two Ebola patients have dogs, one in Spain was euthanized and the one in the U.S. is still in quarantine. Read full post at CDC Releases New Report on Ebola and Pets More dog stories and info about dog health, training and news at Way Cool Dogs!
  • A Dog Story: Aurora, Gone the Next Day ….

    15 Oct 2014 | 10:51 pm
    They said she was Twilight’s mother, and there was no doubt they were related because they both had a distinctive little patch of black round by the rump which stood out on Twilight’s dark grey and Aurora’s paler greyish white. She was certainly too big for the ‘little dog’ section and had been put in with a companion in a larger cage. At first she looked at me with dull eyes, and didn’t show much interest in coming outside at all, so I had to pull at her. Once out, everything frightened her, even the smallest of unexpected movements. I shuddered to think what she must have been…
  • Dogs of Fashion Who Love the Baltimore Orioles

    12 Oct 2014 | 3:37 pm
    Dogs of fashion who love the Baltimore Orioles are in dog heaven this year (along with their owners) with the Orioles hosting the Kansas City Royals in the opening of the league championship series. The winner will go to the World Series, the first time the Orioles have been this close in 31 years. There are […] Read full post at Dogs of Fashion Who Love the Baltimore Orioles More dog stories and info about dog health, training and news at Way Cool Dogs!
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    Furry Friends Rescue - Available Animals

  • Oct. 30th, Haunted Howl-o-ween @ Wag Hotels to benefit Furry Friends Rescue!

    29 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
      Join us for a spooky for a Haunted Howl-o-ween at Wag Hotels to benefit Furry Friends Rescue!Oct. 30th from 18:00 to 19:00 We're turning Wag into a haunted house for the evening and inviting some mummies and zombies to join the pawty. Canine and human guests will enjoy a frighteningly good time while trick-or-treating in our suites and mingling with other witches, ghouls and goblins. Some other treats will include: Costume contest with fun prizes: Trick-or-treating goodies Local vendors Adoptable dogs Haunted photobooth Wag swag and prizes ...and more! Don't dare miss out on this…
  • Daisy

    28 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
     We took in Daisy last minute from a very crowded shelter on 10/28/14. She is very sweet and friendly. Great with other dogs and easy going. Daisy was covered with fleas and treated/bathed. She has bad teeth and will get her dental on Monday. Meanwhile, she is now relaxing at her wonderful foster home and getting TLC. This is a quick phone photos, but more information and new photo to come!
  • Saturday, Oct. 25th, Howl-o-Ween Dog Costume Contest @ Pet Food Express Los Gatos!

    24 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
     Howl-o-Ween Dog Costume ContestSaturday, Oct. 25th from 1:00 to 3:00pm Location:Pet Food Express 15466 Los Gatos Blvd. Los Gatos, CA 95032-2542 (Across from Trader Joe's) Get Directions Phone:(408) 356-7600 Costume Contest: Scariest, Funniest, Best Owner,Dog look alike, Most Creative. Furry Friends Rescue Dog Showcase &Raffle. Prizes from Pet Food Express.Costume Pooch Parade in Los Gatos Village Square. All proceeds from contest event benefit Furry Friends Rescue!
  • Sulley D3068

    22 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
     Sulley (Wheaten Terrier/Mini-Poodle mix) was rescued from a Santa Clara County shelter on 10/20/14. Sulley was scared at the shelter, growling when people would approach his kennel. Once removed from his kennel, he became much more relaxed and did well meeting all people. Once returned to his kennel, he would remember the people he bonded with and wag his tail when they approached. With new people he continued to show his growling behavior. Sulley did great with other dogs. His puppy side would pop out. He go into a deep bow trying to entice another dog to play. Sulley is an active boy…
  • Zeke

    22 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
     Zeke was rescued from a Santa Clara County shelter on 10/20/14. Zeke was very scared at the shelter, hiding in the corner of his kennel and afraid to be touched. Even out of his kennel he remained unsure and frightened. As he began to relax and begin to feel safe, he would then lift his paw, signaling that he wanted to be picked up. Zeke unfortunately shows signs of abuse. He cowers at sudden movements, rolls on his back when hearing loud voices, and tries to run and hide. Zeke appears to feel safer around dogs, yet he still looks to be comforted. Despite his fearful demeanor, he shows…
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    The Pet Psychic

  • Serafina On Ghosts – Happy Halloween

    the Pet Psychic
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
                I ask my cat Serafina what she wants to say about Ghosts. She replies, “Ghosts are real. Some people and animals get trapped and then they haunt you and suck your energy so that they can feel better. It’s not scary. It is just the way it is. When you see or feel a ghost imagine golden light streaming from your heart center creating an oval boundary around you. My mom also has spiritual wolves that chase the ghosts away. Sometimes Ghosts need help. You can help them by directing them to ancestors they may have loved who are in Heaven.
  • Stormy On Hope

    the Pet Psychic
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:03 am
    Stormy’s words of wisdom on the 23-Oct-2014 episode of Pet Psychic Radio. “Hope is your friend. It is what keeps you going when you feel like you can’t keep going. Hope is something you can hold in your heart and speak calmly about. Hope is where we should go when the world feels like it’s tumbling upon us.” The post Stormy On Hope appeared first on The Pet Psychic.
  • Maxie

    the Pet Psychic
    25 Oct 2014 | 7:54 pm
    This is Maxie. He is 8 years old. He has been dealing with some health issues. He says, “I feel very sick a lot of the time. I dont know if my headache will ever go away. I have a bad headache and also I get a shaky feeling. There are times when I have thought that I want to go to Heaven. But I decided I want to fight. I want to fight for my life! I am not old and I want to feel better!” The post Maxie appeared first on The Pet Psychic.
  • Animal Place On Pet Psychic Radio 10-23-14

    the Pet Psychic
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:48 am
    FREE THE CAGED CHICKENS * THIS CHICKEN HAS BEEN DE-BEAKED FOR HUMAN EGG CONSUMPTION   PODCAST: PET PSYCHIC RADIO (23-Oct-2014) Click On Arrow Listen To Today’s Pet Psychic Radio Podcast! @ 03:15 – Rachel & tuxedo cat Cayenne, why pulling out wall anchors? @ 08:51 – Ai telling story “The Boy Who Cried Woof” to dog Fenway. @ 09:44 – Laura calling dog Luca a “Ninja Dog” and “Samurai Dog”. @ 11:19 – Laura & Ai, how dogs comprehend. @ 13:01 – guest Kim Sturla & chicken hen Chunck, Animal Place. @ 27:38 –…
  • Cuddles

    the Pet Psychic
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:24 pm
                        Cuddles was 11 years old when he died on 8/26/14. During a phone session on 9/24/14 Cuddles said from Heaven: “Tell mom that she made the right decision and this place is like a fun fest.” “I don’t feel any pain and I am with you all the time. I run along side of you super quick and run in front of you then I run around you again, and I know that I will see you again.” “Mom, there is a car here and I go for rides. I have so much fun in the car rides!” The post Cuddles appeared first…
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    4 The Love of Animals

  • Spread the Word About Halloween Safety for Cats #AAFPHalloweenSafety

    31 Oct 2014 | 9:09 am
    Today is Halloween and the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) is using this as an opportunity to educate cat owners on Halloween safety. Halloween is a fun-filled holiday for children and adults, however, for a cat it can be a stressful and dangerous holiday. Your cat depends on you for protection, so taking a few extra precautions outlined in our infographic can keep your furry friend safe and calm this Halloween season. Please help spread the word! Share on FB or Twitter, let’s help keep the kitties safe on Halloween! The post Spread the Word About Halloween Safety…
  • Black rhinoceros, Forest, enjoyed some pumpkins for Halloween

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Busch Gardens® Tampa’s black rhinoceros, Forest, enjoyed some pumpkins in preparation for Halloween. As part of his daily enrichment, the animal care team provided several pumpkins for Forest! Doesn’t it look like he is having the time of his life?! See the video on the Busch Gardens YouTube channel. Black rhinos are considered endangered by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, and are found in central and southern Africa. Black rhinos have a prehensile lip that is used much like a finger to select and pick the leaves and twigs they prefer. The post Black rhinoceros, Forest,…
  • Scentsy Giveaway: Go Wickless!

    28 Oct 2014 | 4:57 am
    Hello friends! Did you know that I am a Scentsy lover? I am. I love it for many reasons, of course it makes my house smell amazing. But most of all, I love that it is wick-less, and won’t burn me or my pets if it happens to spill. Since I just joined the Scentsy family, I wanted to do something fun for my launch party. I am giving away a lovely warmer with a scent bar. This giveaway is for the USA only. Just a quick word, Scentsy is more than just warmers and waxes (something I didn’t know until after I joined)! There are some really fun ideas for the holidays, including some…
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    Dancing Dog Blog

  • Dog Emotions & The Human-Animal Bond: Are We All Pet Parents Now?

    Mary Haight
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:33 am
    Do you think of yourself as a pet parent or more as a pet owner? In the interest of full disclosure, I think of us as pet parents and here’s why: We are responsible for similar basics parents of toddlers are. Our pet’s physical and mental well-being, their healthy curiosity about and confidence in the world around them, and opportunities to learn through positive experiences are up to us. Maybe you think pet parents is a too mawkish, over the top phrase — but not so fast. The relationship we have with our dogs may be closer to pet parents than you think. A growing body of…
  • Dog Laws & Sentience: A Scientist’s Epiphany

    Mary Haight
    18 Oct 2014 | 6:29 am
    If you’ve been following the new studies on dogs conducted over the last few years, you’re likely to have been surprised, amazed, even thrilled at least once at what is being discovered — how much language dogs are capable of learning, the range of emotions they feel, how they think and how some reason. Do these discoveries have the impact needed to see dog laws as woefully behind the evolutionary curve? 60 Minutes’ recent show featured a segment with Dr. Brian Hare, Evolutionary Anthropologist and Director of the Duke Canine Cognition Center, Duke University and his…
  • Puppy Mills Fight Change: Be The Change Not For The Faint of Heart

    Mary Haight
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:58 am
    While we were all looking in one direction of possible precedent-setting change through banning pet shops county-wide here in Illinois, as in a magic trick, puppy mill advocates won a disheartening victory where we weren’t looking. Not only do puppy mills fight change as they attempt to unravel ordinances banning pet shops in cities across the nation, but now there’s this: The USDA has appointed none other than Julian Prager as Canine Program Advisor to Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Anti-Animal Welfare In Charge Known by many for his anti-animal welfare regulations…
  • Dogs Rule Nonchalantly: When Dogs, Art, and Kickstarter Collide

    Mary Haight
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:34 am
    Dogs Rule Nonchalantly authored by illustrator Mark Ulriksen was offered for review, and though I rarely accept book pitches due to the time involved, this one struck the right note. And who wouldn’t want to find out more about an artist who has his work in the Smithsonian and adorning the covers of magazines like the New Yorker, not once, but 40 times? This book on dogs is Ulriksen’s maiden voyage painting with words, and we talked about his writing process and how this all came together. It helps when you’ve got friends who can bridge your art with a story sketch, but of…
  • Pet Food 2.0: A Fresh Look At Industry Innovations

    Mary Haight
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:01 pm
    Pet Food 2.0 (9/23-24, Chicago) showcases advances in science-based nutritional ingredients, packaging, and distribution in a marketplace that has not experienced such change since the early days of the industry, according to John Siefert, CEO, VIRGO Publishing, the company responsible for this event. This disruption requires “a new standard for an evolved industry” supporting innovation that moves the global market forward, and so the launch of Pet Food 2.0. The conference promotes the “what’s next?” in pet food rather than simply what’s happening now, …
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    The Dog Blog

  • Teaching "Food Manners"

    Chirag Patel
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:43 am
    This video is an introduction to teaching dogs both puppies and adults which behaviours are likely to payoff in the presence of food and which behaviours do not. 
  • My Dog, The Adrenalin Junkie

    Sue McCabe
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:04 am
    We’ve all met people who can’t relax. People who have to be active, who need to be doing something all of the time. We’ve known folk who crave excitement, extreme sports. They bungee jump on Saturday, parachute from a plane on Sunday and take a holiday rock climbing a difficult cliff face as a challenge. These types of people could be described as adrenalin junkies.  Adrenalin is a chemical which rushes through our body when we’re excited, stressed or anxious. Adrenalin can make us feel good-that burn you get from a work out, or a run in the fresh air. So good in fact, that we can…
  • The P.A.W. System for overcoming any dog behavior problem

    Steve DeBono
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:47 pm
    Perception, Action, and the Will. It occurred to me that these three disciplines could be easily adapted into a system for methodically overcoming any dog behavior obstacle (replacing the term “behavior problem” which I believe has more negative baggage). It also occurred to me that despite my long-standing distaste for overused dog clichés, I had no choice but to name the system “P.A.W.” Tags:  behavior problems dog behavior
  • The Importance of “Paying it Forward” – Mentoring New Trainers

    Genie Tuttle CPDT-KA ANWI
    27 Jun 2014 | 11:35 am
    Out of the blue one day I was contacted by a professional dog training company to see if I was willing to become a “mentor trainer” for them. I have to admit, at first I did not jump at the opportunity.My first thought was, “Why would I want to do that? Why would I want to share what I know with someone else just so they can compete with me?” I let those thoughts roll around in my head for a while, but something about them didn’t feel right.After all, where would most of us be without the intellectual generosity of Dr. Ian Dunbar, Kathy Sdao, Jean Donaldson, Pat Miller, Karen Pryor,…
  • Har-Vest as a Training Aid: Recipe for Success

    Rachel Friedman
    27 Jun 2014 | 6:24 am
    Take one unruly, strong willed English Bulldog, fit him with a Har-Vest, sprinkle in some small but savory treats, guide with clicker training and a dash or two of The Six Pillars of Dog Training Wisdom and *poof*, within a few hours we have a focused, eager to please, easy to train and cooperative (not to mentioned adorable) English Bulldog, despite efforts of his “brother” to distract him! (see video) The day after this session, owner reported success in taking Mack to her son’s baseball game and having him be well…
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    Your Pet Sitting Business Destination - PetSittingOlogy

  • The Missing Piece To A Successful Pet Business (Become Part of Something Bigger Than Yourself)

    Joshua Cary
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:03 am
    Whether you believe in God, a Higher Power, or something else, our time here on Earth is miraculous. Many believe that each of us is “hardwired” for glory. To appreciate that fully, it’s important to understand the full definition of GLORY in this regard, and how it can be directly applied to your life and the success of your pet care business. The dictionary defines glory as “high renown or honor won by notable achievements.” Aren’t you (consciously or subconsciously) working your hardest to achieve ‘high renown’? Aren’t you deliberately…
  • How This One Book Can Change The Course Of Your Pet Business

    Joshua Cary
    10 Oct 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Marcus Sheridan signs copies of Youtility for attendees at the 2013 PetSittingOlogy Conference! About this time last year, a book came across my radar that has literally changed the way I run my business. It had such a powerful and profound impact on me that I purchased 40 copies of the book to give away to our 2013 conference attendees. The book is called Youtility, and it continues to be the guiding way I choose to operate. Why? First, look at the book’s tagline: “Why smart marketing is about help not hype” Did you catch that? Help. Not hype. Sadly, much of what we do as…
  • How To Determine Your Most Popular Blog Post, Why It’s Important, and What to Do With This Insight

    Joshua Cary
    7 Oct 2014 | 7:49 am
    In life, when we do something that works, we tend to do more of that. Your business actions should be no different. It’s vital to understand what actions you take in your business that work, and determine why they work. Armed with that knowledge and insight, you will be ready to replicate it and do more of what works. This article will focus on determining your most read blog articles so you can get more traffic to more of your posts. First, Let’s Find Your Most Popular Blog Post? I recently asked the members of my Facebook PetSttingOlogy Training group (reserved for those who…
  • How To Effectively And Efficiently Network Your Pet Sitting Business – And Have Fun Doing It!

    Laura Capra
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:50 am
    A Note from Joshua Cary: Here is another solid article written by our friend, Laura Capra (of Keep Me Company Pet Sitting). It’s on the topic of networking, and it’s a continued conversation from our recent video training session with Derek Coburn. Make sure to also watch that session on Youtube here. With that, take some time to really understand and implement this new way of approaching your networking efforts. We look forward to keeping the dialogue going in the comments. You know that psychology word game where a person says a particular word and you have to say whatever first…
  • How To Keep Your Website Visitors Interested and Coming Back For More

    Joshua Cary
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:48 am
    You know those certain people in your life that you can talk to forever? Anytime you find yourself in dialogue with that person, you never run out of things to talk about, there are no awkward moments, and you feel connected, excited and rejuvenated. That is the exact feeling you want each of your website visitors to experience. But how do you make that happen when your job is to simply publish content on your site and hope for the best? One way is to offer your users a variety of visual elements throughout your site pages for maximum connection. Allow me to explain further. What’s one…
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    Living With Infidels

  • Day 3 million and several more in Exile

    26 Oct 2014 | 2:27 am
    I have found a new game that is so fun!  The shrew gets really agitated if I run up to the top of the garden and start lurking in the bushes looking shifty.  She normally goes out with us and wanders about the garden keeping an eye on us, especially after the Border Collie incident.  This morning while she was putting out the recycling I made a bolt for the top of the garden.The shrew followed and stood at the tree and watched me, I decided that the game was not fun enough this morning.  I disappeared into the bushes at the top and wandered about with my shiftiest look on…
  • Day 3 million and 42 (or something like that) in Exile

    24 Sep 2014 | 7:44 am
    The shrew let us into the garden a couple of days ago while she was hanging some washing up on the line.  The kelb and I were mooching about, when all of a sudden the trees at the top of the garden started to shake and a Border Collie burst through them having heard us respond to a bark and decided he might join us!  He was a cheeky young upstart and came into the garden wagging his tail and thinking we might play if you please!  I don't like kelbs at the best of times, but an interloper!  The very idea that I would engage in any frivolity with such an impudent…
  • Day 3 million in Exile (it sure feels like it)

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

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

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

    Grace Sydney
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:27 pm
    January 2015 will not only mark the start of a new calendar year, but the dawn of a new day for dogs in need as the stars of Pit Bulls & Parolees make a ‘Pit’ stop in Austin, Texas on... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
  • How to Keep Your Car Clean on a Doggie Beach Trip!

    Paris Permenter
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:44 pm
    This week, we’ve been traveling with Irie and Tiki to Port Aransas, Texas. We’d planned to take our trip right after Labor Day (prices make a big drop right after the holiday) but, due to... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
  • Susie’s Hope Tells Story of Hero Dog Award Winner

    Grace Sydney
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:56 am
    Television viewers who tuned in to the American Humane Association’s 2014 Hero Dog Awards on October 30th and were touched by a segment which shone a spotlight on Susie, a Pit Bull mix who has... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
  • Fido’s Freebie Friday Prepares for #AboundPet

    Paris Permenter
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    This week, we’ve been making preparations for the next Event Barkers Twitter Party, #AboundPet, from a vacation cottage on the Texas coast! Our summer vacation, which was rescheduled after... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
  • NHL Star Helps Chicago Dogs in Need

    Grace Sydney
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:25 am
    As the co-founder of an organization that champions canines who are often hounded by myths and misconceptions he offers the public food for thought, and on November 8th Bryan Bickell of the NHL team... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
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    Take Paws

  • Friday Pet Photo Challenge

    Amy Burkert
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    Welcome to this week’s edition of the Pet Photo Challenge … where we post your pet travel pictures and you guess the dog friendly destinations! Last Week’s Winner Thanks to everyone who played last week, and congratulations to Barbara G. of Shawnee, Kansas- she recognized this destination as Multnomah Falls, Oregon!We hope you enjoy your “Travels with Ty & Buster” calendar, Barbara! Photo copyright: Jim and Christine W. Let’s See Your Photos … Mucho barko to Jim and Christine W. for sharing last week’s pet travel…
  • Meeting Celebrities in Northern California

    Amy Burkert
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:21 pm
    When you come to California, there’s always a chance you’ll see some celebrities. An abundance of stars live here, and catching a glimpse of them out to lunch or doing some shopping is a real thrill. But when one of those personalities responds to your email and suggests getting together … well, that will simply take your breath away. And when it happens twice in one week … it’s almost too good to be true. “Almost,” because that’s exactly what happened to me last week! Minnie and Max Pugs Minnie and Max have graced The Tonight Show, Ellen,…
  • Friday Pet Photo Challenge

    Amy Burkert
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    Welcome to this week’s edition of the Pet Photo Challenge … where we post your pet travel pictures and you guess the dog friendly destinations! Last Week’s Winner Thanks to everyone who played last week, and congratulations to James M. of Catasauqua, Pennsylvania- he recognized this destination as pet friendly Philadelphia, PA!We hope you enjoy your “Travels with Ty & Buster” calendar, James! Photo copyright: Jenna Strang (@jstrang12 on Instagram) Let’s See Your Photos … Mucho barko to Jenna Strang for sharing last…
  • McCall, Idaho: A Dog Lover’s Dream!

    Amy Burkert
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Last month we spent a few weeks in Boise, Idaho, and took the opportunity to leave the RV behind for a couple of over-night trips away from the city. For years we’ve wanted to see McCall – the little town on the shores of Payette Lake, where outdoors enthusiasts flock for year-round activities – so that was our first side trip to the mountains, and it was a dog lover’s dream! Perched at 5,000 feet in altitude, and surrounded by national forests, what drew me to McCall were the photographs I’d seen of the area. I was expecting stop-you-in-your-tracks kind of…
  • Friday Pet Photo Challenge

    Amy Burkert
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:05 am
    Welcome to this week’s edition of the Pet Photo Challenge … where we post your pet travel pictures and you guess the dog friendly destinations! Last Week’s Winner Thanks to everyone who played last week, and congratulations to Joyce B. of East Harwich, Massachusetts - she recognized this destination as pet friendly Nantucket, MA!We hope you enjoy your “Travels with Ty & Buster” calendar, Joyce! Photo copyright: Cindi C. Let’s See Your Photos … Mucho barko to Cindi C. for sharing last week’s pet travel photo! If you want…
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    Pawcurious: With Pet Lifestyle Expert and Veterinarian Dr. V.

  • Halloween has hit rock bottom

    Dr. V
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:14 pm
    Things were simpler back in the 80s. We only has three things to do the week before Halloween: 1. Watch the Great Pumpkin. 2. Carve a pumpkin. No one helped. If you cut your finger off, oh well. 3. Run to Woolworth’s and pick out your plastic costume that tied in the back like a surgeon’s gown and suffocating mask you could only see out of one eyeball at a time. Trying not to kill yourself tripping over the pavement was half the fun. And that was it. Our biggest worry at the time was the ever ubiquitous ‘old man hiding razor blades in apples’ trick, which we were all…
  • I do not have Ebola (I think)

    Dr. V
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:59 am
    Back when it was just a foreign concept whose name was limited to public health journals and the occasional horror movie, my sister and I used to joke about Ebola. Every time we got the flu and felt like garbage we would text each other “Ugh, I have Ebola.” It was shorthand for “I feel very under the weather at the moment.” But now that it’s finally happened, this snaking into the global population that public health experts have warned of for many years, we stopped joking about having Ebola because now we might ACTUALLY HAVE EBOLA. I know the risks are low. They…
  • The midwife at the end of life

    Dr. V
    9 Oct 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Like many of you, I’ve been mesmerized by the bravery of Brittany Maynard, a 29 year old woman who is dying of Stage IV brain cancer. After hearing the course of the disease progression from her doctors and considering what the end of her days were likely to be like, she made the incredibly difficult decision to move to Oregon, one of a handful of states in which assisted suicide is legal, and choose the day and manner in which she will die.   While her story is compelling and awful, it is not so surprising a concept. For veterinarians, taking part in these sorts of heavy decisions is…
  • Low Stress Week: Dog Approaches

    Dr. V
    6 Oct 2014 | 9:18 am
    I have an idea. Let’s make this a week where we all walk away with at least one new idea, one way to make things better for the animals we work with and/or love. ETA: I’m actually going to pause and take a little more time with this idea, and hopefully get more ideas and more people involved! Stay tuned!! Today, I want to remind everyone of the best way to approach a nervous dog, featuring a short clip from Dr. Yin: Click here to view the embedded video. I chose this for a few reasons: 1. I don’t know any people who teach their kids to do this; 2. I don’t know any vet…
  • Knuckle cracking real-time talk here.

    Dr. V
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:56 pm
    This is not about Sophia Yin. I feel the need to say that before launching into a discussion about suicide and depression in the animal community, because the horrible news that she took her own life and the ripples it is causing in the veterinary world is the reason I’m talking about it today. But it’s not about her or her situation, which none of us will ever really know; Dr. Yin’s legacy is the work she did during her life, and it should remain that way. This is not about one person. Whenever a tragedy like this happens, I see the same posts over and over:…
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  • Spooky Pet News Round-Up: Happy Halloween!

    Caitlin Moore
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:17 am
    Here are the pets of PetRelocation dressed up for Halloween! Here are a few more pets in costumes (we know you weren't ready to move on yet). Halloween pet safety tips. How to avoid being accidentally injured by your dog. A video reminder that black cats are awesome. Not scary, but cool: Advances in canine medicine.   Have a safe and fun weekend!  
  • Pet Travel: Say 'No' to Sedation and 'Yes' to Crate-Training and Hydration

    Pet Travel Questions
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Name: Linda Number of Pets: 3 Pet Type: Cats Pet Breed: Long-haired Tabby and short-haired Cats From: North Miami Beach, FL, USA To: Cupramontana, Italy   Hi PetRelocation, What are the requirements and the time frames in which to produce the required documents? Is there a passport form to download for the vet to complete? Is sedation required, as it is 10 hours and it would likely be stressful for them? Is it very cold in the area that they will be transported? Thanks in Advance, Linda   Hi Linda, Thanks for submitting your questions to us, we're happy to help. First, here are…
  • Breed-Specific Legislation & Pit Bull Travel Questions

    Pet Travel Questions
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Name: Nicole Number of Pets: 2 Pet Type: Dog Pet Breed: Pit Bull and American Eskimo From: United States To: Trying to figure that out   Dear PetRelocation, My sister and I are wanting to move out of the United States, however we are having a hard time finding a place that will allow Pit Bulls to enter. My question is, what countries allow Pit Bulls to be brought in from another country? Thanks, Nicole   Hi Nicole, Thanks for your question. Many countries do currently have breed-specific restrictions, and often airlines have particular rules in place, as well. We've come across…
  • Dealing with the Stress of Dog Travel to Australia

    Pet Travel Questions
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Name: Vicki Number of Pets: 1 Pet Type: Dog Pet Breed: Labrador Retriever From: New York, NY, USA To: Sydney, Australia   Dear PetRelocation. Please can you help me? Unfortunately I have to leave New York and go back home to Sydney, Australia rather suddenly.  I anticipate I need to leave by mid January 2015, and I would like my dog to come, as well. How do I do this safely, compassionately, and gently for her? I am terrified at the thought of her being alone in quarantine for months on end, and the long flight, and care she may or may not receive on the flight, and other parts of…
  • Questions about Pre-Travel Rabies Shots for Dogs

    Pet Travel Questions
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:03 am
    Name: Mirjana Number of Pets: 1 Pet Type: Dog Pet Breed: Miniature Fox Terrier From: USA To: Spain   Dear PetRelocation, How soon before travel date should my dog get her dabbler shot? My understanding is that it should be at least 21 days before departure date, but my vet is telling me different. My dog got microchipped on 10/22/2014. Thank you in advance. Mirjana   Hi Mirjana, Thanks for submitting a question to us -- we'd be happy to offer some information. When traveling from the United States to another country with a pet, the USDA website is a helpful tool to use.
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    Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews

  • Pet Food Chilliwack |604-846-3647 |Raw Pet Food |Cat Food |Dog Food |Pet Supplies |Dog Grooming

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:27 am
    Looking or a good place to get your Pet Food in Chilliwack BC? Raining Cats and Dogs (604) 846-3647 has opened its doors in Sardis and has everything you mig… Pet Food Chilliwack |604-846-3647 |Raw Pet Food |Cat Food |Dog Food |Pet Supplies |Dog Grooming is a post from: Dog Natural Food - Tips and ...Pet Food Chilliwack |604-846-3647 |Raw Pet Food |Cat Food |Dog Food |Pet Supplies |Dog Grooming 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 -…
  • What to Feed Your Dog? Caru Pet Food | Natural Stews & Treats for Pets

    27 Oct 2014 | 7:28 am
    “Riley loves the Caru food. He is addicted now and won’t eat his regular food until he is 100% sure that he isn’t getting Caru food. When we mixed it with hi… Video Rating: 5 / 5 What to Feed Your Dog? Caru Pet Food | Natural Stews & Treats for Pets is a post ...What to Feed Your Dog? Caru Pet Food | Natural Stews & Treats for Pets is a post from: Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews See also a free dog food cook book - Recipes For Dog Food Sponsored by this money making blog Natural Dog Food - Related posts: Dog Food Review — Caru Pet Food | Natural…
  • healthy homemade dog food recipes | homemade dog food | homemade dog food recipes for small dogs

    23 Oct 2014 | 10:28 am – homemade dog food 10 tips for making homemade dog food tip 1 – Make sure you chop or grind the vegetables up really wel… Video Rating: 5 / 5 healthy homemade dog food recipes | homemade dog food | homemade dog food recipes for small dogs is a post from: Dog Natural Food ...healthy homemade dog food recipes | homemade dog food | homemade dog food recipes for small dogs 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…
  • Dog Food Kitchen DVD #1- Healthy Cooking for Dogs- Ice Treats for Dogs

    19 Oct 2014 | 1:28 pm
    The DOG FOOD KITCHEN films are all about preparing easy treats and healthy nutrition for dogs! DVD Volume 1 “Healthy cooking for dogs” shows you fun and easy… what’s really going on in the pet food industry!!!! Dog Food Kitchen DVD #1- Healthy Cooking for Dogs- Ice Treats for Dogs is a post from: Dog ...Dog Food Kitchen DVD #1- Healthy Cooking for Dogs- Ice Treats for Dogs 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: Slow Cooking Homemade Dog…
  • RAW Basics – RAW Dog Food (duck neck)

    15 Oct 2014 | 4:27 pm
    Another victim of inconspicuously placed food under our booth at the Meadowlands Pet Expo. She’s never had a RAW meal, but ate this duck neck like a champ to… Video Rating: 5 / 5 RAW Basics – RAW Dog Food (duck neck) is a post from: Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews See also ...RAW Basics – RAW Dog Food (duck neck) 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: RAW Basics – Raw Dog Food (chicken feet) Chicken or Duck: Raw Food the…
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    Pets Teach Us So Much Blog™

  • Reiki For Sammy – Mast Cell Tumor

    Candy Boroditsky and Ming Chee Brown
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:12 am
    From Reiki Fur Babies, Ming and Candy… Reiki For Sammy – Mast Cell Tumor   Sammy Sammy was diagnosed with a mast cell tumor on his left hind leg back in December. It popped up in the course of a week. We were assured that amputation surgery would take care of the problem, however, when the surgery was done in January the tumor had grown so large that it wasn’t possible for the surgeon to get “clean margins”. We began a drug called Palladia, along with making some dietary changes. Sammy was in remission for about 2 months. Another tumor popped up near the…
  • Meow Monday, Tuna Tuesday CatLadyLand Cat-toon, Hacker Cat

    Angie Bailey
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:47 am
    Hacker Cat! 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, the creator of Texts from Mittens, and half of the comedy web series production team of 82 South St. Productions, LLC.
  • Pets Teach Us So Much Radio 145, with Robbin and Joseph Everett

    Lookie Lou &#38; The Crew
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:39 am
    We are the animal radio show that keeps your pet cat purring and your dog doing the happy dance! You found the pet radio show that is unlike any other.  Our pet radio show goes to pet podcast for on demand listening at your convenience. Pets Teach Us So Much Radio is proud to present this weeks special guest: This week, fabulous author Diane Daniels Manning joins us to talk about her book, Almost Perfect.   Diane Daniels Manning Almost Perfect   Join us at 6:00  PM ET on October 30 live on or download anytime after via our site, iTunes…
  • Moving with Your Dog

    Lookie Lou &#38; The Crew
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:26 am
    Moving Day: Helping Your Dog Settle into a New House Tips for Moving with Your Dog   Moving to a new place can be nerve-racking for your pooch because he is suddenly in a different environment with new smells, sounds, and people. However, a few simple tricks will help him settle into his new home quickly! The truck is here-The day the moving truck come is stressful for people so imagine what it is like for your dog. To help make moving day easy for him, make sure that he is locked in a spare room with his favorite toys, at doggy daycare, or out for the day with a trusted friend. Unpack…
  • Short Hair Cat Breed Quiz

    Vickie Fisher
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:16 am
    Vickie Fisher, President of The International Cat Association, posted a great quiz last month about long hair cat breeds.  Now it’s time to test your knowledge with the short hair breeds!  Click the link below to take the quiz…it’s really fun! Chausie (photo: Starlight Photography)  
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  • First Diabetes Alert Dog, Narcotics Detection Dog, and Urban Search and Rescue Dog Graduate
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:20 am
    FIDO salutes these recent graduates from the Penn Vet Working Dog Center! Bretagne, a two-year-old Golden Retriever; Morgan, a two-year-old yellow Labrador Retriever; and Thunder, a two-year-old chocolate Labrador Retriever, graduated from the Penn Vet Working Dog Center today as the program’s first diabetes alert dog, urban search and rescue dog, and narcotics detection dog, respectively. All...
  • Pet Costumes The Good The Bad And The Ugly
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Our friends at Pet Talk shared this great article just in time for HOWL-O-Ween! If you’re like many pet owners, finding the perfect Halloween costume for your pet is almost more exciting than finding your own. Seeing your dachshund dressed as a hot dog or your kitten prancing around in a super-man cape can add even more fun to the holiday. Just keep in mind that while a costume can be cute and...
  • Pet Talk - Halloween Chocolate and FIDO - A Scary Combination
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:35 am
    Important information to remember this time of year as shared by our friends at Pet Talk.   The Halloween season brings with it much amusement and excitement, and one anticipated tradition is the variety of chocolate you have an excuse to enjoy. While all of these Halloween treats may only bring your children a sugar rush and a tummy ache, it can do much more serious damage to your pets.
  • Wag Lifetime Joint Care For FIDO
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:03 pm
    FIDO loves to run and play and we love that Wag is an all natural way to help keep us healthy and happy and active! Our dogs are extensions of our family, our personalities, and our lifestyles. 20% of dogs show signs of canine arthritis by the age of one. Wag is the only joint health supplement that protects your dog’s joints, bones, ligaments and tendons. It is clinically proven to be 5X more...
  • Teaching FIDO New Tricks—Choosing a Dog Trainer
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:10 pm
    FIDO’s friends atTexas A&M University PET TALK shared these great tips and we just had to share them with you too! Choosing a good dog trainer is much like finding the right teacher for your child. Assertive but caring, attentive and knowledgeable—there are many important qualities to keep an eye out for when making this crucial decision. In order to choose one wisely, it is advised that dog...
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    Will My Dog Hate Me?

  • Catching Happiness

    Edie Jarolim
    26 Oct 2014 | 6:01 am
    This past week, I was feeling a little sorry for myself. I wanted to buy myself something nice for my birthday but decided I was too broke even to get the new tennis shoes I need. I was wallowing. I do that. I’m a wallower. I try not to wallow in public too much, so as not to get a reputation for walking around with a cloud over my head, but mild misery is my default mode. My comfort zone. Joe Btfsplk. If you’re as old as I am, you’ll remember him. Then I thought about last year’s birthday. Talk about misery. I had made a commitment to say farewell to Frankie in…
  • Meet Madeleine

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

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

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

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

    20 Oct 2014 | 4:03 pm
    Reader Liberty posted this picture on Dog Jaunt’s Facebook page on September 21, and before the pixels had a chance to settle I begged her to write a guest post about what she’d done to create such a gorgeous and safe-looking bike system for her and her two dogs: Breathtaking, right? She kindly agreed, wrote her post immediately, and here it is, at too darned long-last (the photo captions are mine). Please note, up front, that the silver Road Hound carrier is no longer available, but at the end of the post I provide some ideas for motorbike carrier alternatives — and I’d…
  • Reader’s report: Large SturdiBag on three domestic United flights (737-700, 737-800, and 757-200)

    20 Oct 2014 | 2:14 pm
    Reader Heather recently sent Dog Jaunt’s Facebook page a series of quick reports from the air about the under-seat spaces she and her pup encountered on several domestic United flights.  She kindly agreed that I could re-post them here (thanks, Heather!). Not being a obsessed dog travel blogger, Heather didn’t have a tape measure on hand, but you can get an idea of the spaces involved if you know that her pet was traveling in a large SturdiBag carrier, which is essentially 18″ long and 12″ high and wide, but will flex to fit into a space that’s, say, only…
  • Photo Friday: Scoop law sign from Gearhart, OR

    19 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    You’ve been wondering when I’d post another scoop law sign, amiright? You haven’t seen one on the blog since March, and darn it, they’re the main reason you read Dog Jaunt! Well, here’s a very peculiar one indeed, sent in by scoop law sign scout Jessica from Gearhart, an otherwise charming town on the Oregon coast: Photo by @springtidepress, whose Instagram feed is not to be missed I’m usually a little spooked by this hot-dog-limbed human, but add a hot-dog-limbed pup, and put them both in a thick mist like Warren Beatty in Heaven Can Wait  (except that…
  • Reader’s report: Sleepypod Air (and Olive!) on a United 737-900 plane

    17 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    This started out as a post on Dog Jaunt’s Facebook page, but reader Marie kindly agreed that I could repost it here on the blog, where it wouldn’t scroll away. Olive is a cross between a Sealyham Terrier and a Connemara Jack Russell Terrier (officially, a “Heritage Connemara Jack Russell,” part of a project to ensure the survival of the Irish Jack Russell). Marie bought the Sleepypod Air (here’s my review of it) in the dark chocolate color — very pretty, and a nice change from black, but still dark enough to minimize its apparent size. As Marie says, she and…
  • Blueberry (and Baret) in France: From rescue pup to muse

    15 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    One of my favorite Facebook friends is an artist I knew long before she picked up a brush. Baret Boisson began painting as an adult, and she’s entirely self-taught. Her work is enchanting, but I also love the delightful, intelligent essays she posts on her Facebook page about objects she’s collected or encountered, or images that spark her interest (including, most recently, photos of what turn-of-the-century ladies wore hiking — way, way too much; and a couple of the Cottingley Fairies photos — all the buzz in the late 1910’s). Baret and her pup Blueberry spent the…
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  • Why Do Dogs Have Seizures?
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:03 am
    Watching a dog go into convulsions and lose control is a scary thing. Seizures are common enoug...
  • Why Do Dogs Lick You?
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:41 am
    Many people ask this question ~ why do dogs lick you? Explanations range from normal behavior t...
  • Not How I Want To Be Woken Up
    4 Sep 2014 | 9:16 am
    You may have read our post about dogs sleeping in bed with you, but how many of us have a doggie a...
  • No-Slip Indoor Dog Boots Save Your Floors
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Love your dogs? Love your nice floors? Hate what the two do to each other? No-slip ind...
  • How Do Dogs Get Parvo?
    9 Aug 2014 | 5:15 am
    Parvovirus is a viral infection that spreads easily, acts quickly, and needs immediate medical ...
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    Miniature Schnauzer Blog


    31 Oct 2014 | 9:57 am
    How do you say goodbye to the light in your eyes each morning? How do you say goodbye to the schnauzer hugs that embraced you each day? How do you say
  • Halloween Pet Safety Tips

    27 Oct 2014 | 7:23 am
    Halloween Pet Safety tips to ensure a safe holiday for entire family. How to prepare your home, signs of pet poisoning, using no flame candles, dogs and halloween tips and halloween safety rules.
  • Top 10 Schnauzer Gifts

    26 Oct 2014 | 4:51 am
    Top 10 Schnauzer Gifts. Most wanted items include breed specific merchandise and gifts, pet caricatures, first aid kit for dogs,dog cooling mat, flea kits, interactive toys, travel gear, and more!
  • My Dearest baby Coco

    24 Oct 2014 | 7:24 am
    Five days ago, on Oct 14,2014 I said goodbye to my sweetest girl Coco(Chanel No5) she truly lived up to the name, with the personality of a princess and
  • My dog immediatly attacks other dogs that show dominance

    17 Oct 2014 | 2:30 pm
    My miniature schnauzer is extremely kind, loving, obedient and well mannered dog around other people and kids. He and I went to obedience school and
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    Cleo's Blog | My Senior Rescue Dog Life

  • Remembering Cleo: Requiem for a Grouchy Puppy

    12 Oct 2014 | 11:11 am
    “When we love dogs, we love them all the way. The experience is all-encompassing as you enjoy the highest highs, the lowest lows, and everything in between...” That roller coaster of emotion is true for Cleo's guardian and mom, Sharon Castellanos, as she said goodbye last month to her Grouchy Puppy muse and beloved ambassador of big dog adoptions.  Two weeks ago we had to let our dog Cleo go. Until the end, she was surrounded in love, listening to her favorite music, with her favorite dog treats under her nose. My heart hurts and as my husband said, our life feels like a…
  • This is the Intersection of Love and Adoption in San Francisco

    27 May 2014 | 7:16 am
      RESOLVED, That there shall be an honorary naming of "Rescue Row" in recognition of the valuable contributions that these organizations make to the lives of San Francisco's animals and the city as a whole via This Saturday, May 31, kicks off the fifth year of Maddie's Pet Adoption Days. In San Francisco we'll also be celebrating the naming of Rescue Row -- where I met my family all those years ago at the San Francisco SPCA. Come join us!   For more details on the grand reopening, visit For more information about…
  • From the GREAT IDEA desk: Cuddle Club for Senior Dogs

    12 May 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Once a month, Muttville HQ in San Francisco hosts "cuddle club" as part of their Seniors for Seniors program. If you can't have a dog on your own, this is a fabulous opportunity to give and get some loves from their amazing senior dogs!!! Visit to find out more. Don't miss out on anything, get the Grouchy Puppy blog delivered by email. Sign up here!
  • Who needs to celebrate National Puppy Day?

    11 May 2014 | 1:31 pm
    When you love a dog like me you'll find I'm always your puppy! Look at this face, even now when I'm a senior dog I'm throwing off puppy vibes. BOL
  • Because you can't make old friends

    23 Apr 2014 | 1:30 pm
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    GrouchyPuppy® Blog | Dog Lovers Source

  • Meet the most interesting and adoptable senior dog in the world

    26 Oct 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Sweet soulful Newt has been waiting at Muttville Senior Dog Rescue for a really long time. Stop by to meet him and you'll fall in love. He is a perfect gentleman!   Stop by Rescue Row in San Francisco and spread some love today at Muttville: 255 Alabama St in San Francisco. San Francisco friends - you can also help Newt find a home by printing and posting his flyer in your neighborhood. Thank you! Don't miss out on anything, get the Grouchy Puppy blog delivered by email. Sign up here!
  • Get Your Copy Now! "Top Dog: The Story of Marine Hero Lucca"

    23 Oct 2014 | 10:33 am
    I have written for years across Grouchy Puppy about all the many ways my own dog Cleo has taught me valuable lessons about growing old, and living in the moment. I've also shared many other dogs out there who give fearlessly, like the therapy dog who helps distressed children. Dogs are amazing creatures and the human-animal bond is something to behold. A new book out today is about the incredible journey of Lucca, a real life canine warrior whose military service saved many lives overseas. She is an inspiration.  TOP DOG is the second amazing read by New York Times Bestselling…
  • Chihuahua wearing glasses and lace collar is the Notorious RBG

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:14 am
    This chihuahua dressed as Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is priceless, down to her lace collar.   Thank you John Oliver for all of the dogs representing a canine SCOTUS. If you admire Justice Ginsburg like I do, check out this amazing Tumblr.
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    VPI Hambone Award

  • November Marks National Pet Cancer Awareness Month

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:14 am
    Last year, VPI received over 63,000 claims related to cancer, which remains the number one disease related killer in both dogs and cats. In a continuing effort to educate pet owners about the prevalence, detection and treatment of pet cancer, VPI recognizes November as National Pet Cancer Awareness Month. During the month of November, VPI, a Nationwide company, will donate $5 to the Animal Cancer Foundation (ACF), up to $10,000, for every photo, story or statistic shared on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using #CurePetCancer. VPI will also partner with the Animal Cancer Foundation to host…
  • VPI Reveals Top 10 Halloween Pet Names

    24 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Trick or treat! With Halloween just around the corner, VPI analyzed its database of more than 500,000 insured pets to find the most ghostly Halloween monikers. Below are the top 10 most common Halloween related pet names (total number of pets sharing the name in parenthesis): Top 10 Halloween Related Pet Names 1. Boo (367) 2. Pumpkin (348) 3. Casper (305) 4. Spooky (82) 5. Monster (79) 6. Salem (66) 7. Ghost (38) 8. Frankenstein (20) 9. Zombie (5) 10. Dracula (4) Need something a little scarier for your fearless companion? Check out our list of the Most Common Pet Names Inspired by Scary…
  • Protecting Pets From Halloween Horrors

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:55 am
    During the Halloween season, U.S. consumers spend $7 billion on Halloween candy, costumes and decorations, exposing pets to more toxins and hazards than any other time of the year. To help prepare for the imminent dangers that surround our pets during the scare season, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation’s first and largest provider of pet health insurance, has released its Top Halloween Pet Dangers and Safety Tips. Toxic Dangers During the Halloween season, emergency calls to the Pet Poison Helpline increase 12% making October its busiest time of the year. VPI recently sorted…
  • Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Receives $10,000

    6 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    As a result of Charlie winning the 2014 VPI Hambone Award, Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital will receive the $10,000 VPI-funded award through the Veterinary Care Foundation to treat pets whose owners could not otherwise afford treatment. After being crushed by a tractor, Charlie was referenced to the specialists at Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital to treat her life threatening injuries. After arriving at the hospital and being unable to stand, the highly skilled veterinary team performed two major surgeries on Charlie to stabilize her fractured spine and removed…
  • Trampled By a Tractor and Patched Up at Purdue, Charlie Wins 6th Annual VPI Hambone Award

    6 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Charlie, a Labrador retriever from Indianapolis Ind., has won the 2014 VPI Hambone Award honoring the most unusual pet insurance claim of the year. Charlie earned the nomination after getting into a treacherous tangle with a tractor and making a remarkable recovery from life threatening injuries. The 6th annual VPI Hambone Award is presented by Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation’s first and largest provider of pet health insurance, and a member of the Nationwide family of companies. After selecting 12 nominees for the most unusual claim of the year, VPI opened voting to the…
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    Bunny's Blog

  • October 29th is National Cat Day

    Vicki Cook
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Via PR Web - The 9th Annual National Cat Day, founded in 2005 by pet lifestyle expert, animal behaviorist and author, Colleen Paige, will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 29th by cat lovers, shelters and rescues.This year again, National Cat Day will take the internet by storm. With celebrations all over the globe last year and trending worldwide in the number one spot on Twitter, National Cat Day has become “International” Cat Day, focusing on cats and their whimsical purrsonalities, unconditional love and the need for adoption far and wide.It is estimated that since 2005, this…
  • ASPCA offers top five tips to avoid frights on Halloween

    Vicki Cook
    26 Oct 2014 | 3:09 pm
    Via PR Web - Halloween can be a fun-filled holiday for children and adults, but scary costumes, decorations and toxic treats can be frightening and dangerous for household pets. To help pet owners avoid the real-life nightmare of a vet visit during the witching hour, the ASPCA has released a list of the top five threats to pets on Halloween.“Sadly, Halloween can be filled with more tricks than treats for our pets,” says Dr. Tina Wismer, medical director at the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center.“Including your pet in the family’s festivities on fright night might sound fun, but pet…
  • Maddie's Fund surpasses expectations with record number of adoptions in two day event

    Vicki Cook
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:23 am
    Via PR Newswire: Maddie's Fund has announced the final number of adoptions made at their 2014 Maddie's Pet Adoption Days event. An unparalleled 16,665 dogs and cats found homes during the nation's largest free pet adoption event, sponsored by Maddie's Fund. This represents a 98% increase over last year's 8,432 adoptions for this two-day event.Maddie's Fund originally set aside $10 million to underwrite the adoptions managed by participating organizations this year, however, the total donation awarded to groups for qualifying adoptions this year was actually $13.3 million. In its fifth year,…
  • Ebola and pets: What are the risks?

    Vicki Cook
    18 Oct 2014 | 9:24 am
    Via PR Newswire: Can pets get sick from Ebola? Can they pass the virus to us? What should happen to the pets of infected people?These questions came to the forefront this week when concerns were raised about what to do with the dog of an Ebola-infected nurse in Texas. While the dog has shown no signs of being infected, it is currently in quarantine as officials monitor its health. Earlier in the month, officials in Spain opted to euthanize a dog that may have been exposed to Ebola from an infected owner.Dr. Ron DeHaven, CEO of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), said his…
  • Hello Again!

    Vicki Cook
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:06 am
    It's just over three months since my last post. I also took a complete break from social media.I have to admit that I have enjoyed the time off, but now I find that I've started to miss my blog and my blogging friends.So I will begin oh, so slowly to start blogging again. I can't guarantee a regular schedule. Right now, I just want to see how it feels.
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    Love My Pets GPS

  • This Will Ensure You Enjoy This Annoying Chore!

    30 Oct 2014 | 10:41 pm
    This product presents an entirely new attitude to pet pooping pickup which cleaner-uppers, baby-changers and dog strollers have found more fun to use rather than anything they have tried before! Taking your precious pooch out for her thing is simply a necessary part of having her as part of your family. If you have been conscientious enough to pick up after her, you have undoubtedly run into issues of howRelated Posts:Dog Shampoo Innovative Natural Formula Washes,…Building A Poultry CoopCedars of Life Self-Cleaning Dog Hair Brush/Pet Grooming…Building A Poultry CoopGlucosamine…
  • A Beginners Guide To Training Your Dog

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:44 pm
    Dog training should really be called human training. The reason behind the name being, one must first be trained in the knowledge and methodology of how to actually train a dog. You’re not born with knowledge of canine training, so you need to learn how to do it. The information below should help anyone develop these needed skills. Look out for your dog’s nutrition the same way you would lookRelated Posts:Learn How To Make Your Dog Do What You Want The First TimePuppy Training Tips To Tame Your DogYour Dog Needs Help To Be The Best He Can BeTips To Train Your Dog And Have A Great…
  • Canine Training Brings The Whole Family Together

    29 Oct 2014 | 6:51 pm
    There are many different reasons dogs are trained. While certain dogs are trained for hunting or protection, others are just trained for their owner’s convenience. Dogs are known to have a strong desire to please their owners. For this reason, they are pets that are ideal. Help your dog reach its full potential by applying the following training advice. Crate training is very beneficial, but there can be difficulties thatRelated Posts:Working With Your Dog To Change Their BehaviorFinding A Way To Reach Your Dog And Improve Their BehaviorThe Basic Commands Of Excellent Dog TrainingThe…
  • Training Your Dog To Save Your Relationship

    28 Oct 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Lots of folks adopt dogs, but don’t consider the full impact of their decision. As with any relationship, the time you spend with your dog should show commitment. Training is one of those commitments, and it is extremely time-consuming and important. Utilize the tips provided in the below article so that you can train a well-behaved dog, leading to a happier relationship between you and your dog. If you wantRelated Posts:These Steps Will Help You Train Your DogDog Training Tips And Tricks You Can UseWorking With Your Dog To Change Their BehaviorHow To Turn Your Dog Into A Good Canine…
  • Maximize The Time Spent Training Your Dog

    27 Oct 2014 | 4:50 am
    Are you having problems keeping your things away from your new puppy? You are that end of the rope after experiencing chewed up rugs and torn curtains. Thankfully, you can read more below to get your dog trained right. Before your dog can learn a new command it will take several repetitions. You might have to repeat the same exercise up to fifty times before your dog remembers it. ContinueRelated Posts:Canine Training Tips And Tricks You Can UseSimple And Painless Training Your Dog Tips For All TypesGreat Ways To Train Your Dog RightHave Fido Acting His Best With These Canine Training…
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    Cat Man Do | Dr. Arnold Plotnick

  • A Very Treatable Ailment - Hyperthyroidism in Cats

    Arnold Plotnick
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:45 am
    A Very Treatable Ailment - Hyperthyroidism in CatsAlthough its cause is a mystery, most cats diagnosed with hyperthyroidism have an excellent prognosis.  By Arnold Plotnick, DVM. Published in Cat Fancy, September 2014When Mie S. brought her 15-year-old cat, Cookie, to my cats-only veterinary hospital, she was well aware that he had lost a substantial amount of weight. However, she was shocked when I announced the current reading on the scale. “Wow! Eight and a quarter pounds?” she exclaimed. “He used to weigh 16 pounds!” Knowing that the most common disorders that result in…
  • Caring Words from Clients

    Arnold Plotnick
    10 Oct 2014 | 10:50 am
    Dear Dr. Plotnick and Gina,I just want to say thank you so much to Dr. Plotnick and to Gina for coming to visit my cats Sherlock and Bartlett yesterday for a home exam. Even though they were terrified, my cats definitely were better off seeing a vet in their home than going outside into the scary world of Manhattan.I was especially touched that while trying to calm my cat Sherlock, Gina gave him a kiss on his head. It really helped calm him down, because he actually loves getting kisses. I also was very pleased and relieved with the gentle way that Gina and Dr. Plotnick dealt with Bartlett's…
  • Photog Man Do in Puerto Vallarta

    Arnold Plotnick
    3 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    We had just gotten back from a ten day vacation to Morocco, so this seemed a little indulgent, but Mexico is inexpensive, and we hadn’t been to the beach in years. After my Morocco trip and before this Mexico trip, I did take one more photography class, and the added instruction did make a difference.  So this blog post is more about photography than cats.We arrived in Puerto Vallarta, and sadly, the Weather Channel was right about the gloom. I knew we would have three full days in Puerto Vallarta.We headed into town to check things out. The cobblestone streets were charming. I…
  • New York City and Brooklyn Rabies Update

    Arnold Plotnick
    23 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    ­­­Call me weird, but I seem to find the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s rabies reports interesting.   So allow me to share:On August 15th of 2014, a raccoon attacked a feral cat and her litter of kittens in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn.   That raccoon had rabies.Animal Care and Control was in the process of trapping the rest of the feral cat colony, since they were at high risk of rabies infection. Fortunately, no people were exposed. So far, 10 animals have tested positive for rabies in NYC this year, including three raccoons from Brooklyn.  …
  • A Unique Keepsake Idea for your Passed Feline Companion

    Arnold Plotnick
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Wow! What a unique, creative keepsake idea for your lost, loved companion.One of our clients commissioned an artist to paint a portrait of her cat using her cat's own ashes.Thank you for the kind words Laura and Lee
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    Dog Lover's Digest

  • For Our Canadian Friends

    Kevin Myers
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:53 pm
      We stand with our Canadian friends as they deal with this senseless tragedy. We are proud to be your friends and neighbors.
  • Is My Pet Dog or Cat at Risk for Catching or Transmitting Ebola?

    Kevin Myers
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:36 am
    With all the hyperbole about Ebola in the news, the question about whether this disease is transmissible to and from our pets is still an open one with no definite answers. But according to the CDC’s “Questions and Answers about Ebola and Pets”, the probability seems low, as reflected in the following statements: The ongoing epidemic […]
  • Dr. Sophia Yin

    Kevin Myers
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:08 am
    It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden death of Dr. Sophia Yin on Monday, September 29th. She was an extraordinary human being whose knowledge and passion for the care, handling, and training of dogs in a non-stressful manner was infectious. Although her loss is immeasurable,  the legacy and knowledge she left behind is […]
  • Fall Activities for your Dog

    Kevin Myers
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:51 am
    With fall approaching, our dogs check the weather blogs daily in anticipation of their favorite season. Fall is a cornucopia of activities our K9 companions live for. The following, incomplete list of activities are on many a dog’s fall itinerary.   Cool weather changes an older dog’s brain to the point where they figure a […]
  • Why Being Angry at your Older Dog is Normal

    Kevin Myers
    4 Sep 2014 | 8:39 am
    When squared upon, the Hannya mask is an angry and imposing visage. Yet, a slight tilt of its head can bring sorrow and pain into view. As our dogs become older, behaviors that once elicited joy, laughter, and even a bit of egging on become moments of anger. Laughter is replaced by an angry voice […]
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  • Glendine Country House B & B, County Wexford

    23 Oct 2014 | 11:49 am
    This week, the day job took us to the beautiful Lismore Castle & Gardens in County Waterford and wonderfully remote Hook Head Lighthouse in County Wexford. Rather than trying to do the trip in a single day, we decided to stay overnight in the village of Arthurstown on the Hook Peninsular and, of course, Baxter came too! Our accommodation for the night was the family run Glendine Country House B & B overlooking the Barrow Estuary, where we were greeted with a warm welcome and invited into the guest lounge for afternoon tea. Glendine Country House is a four star Georgian house set on…
  • Traumatised beagle rescued from 100ft mineshaft in west Cork

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:06 am
    A beagle pup that spent two nights at the bottom of a disused mineshaft has been hoisted to safety in a dramatic rescue. Taylor, a 12 month old beagle pup, was one of four dogs that went missing while out walking with their owner on Sunday. The dogs were found at the bottom on an abandoned mine near Glandore in County Cork. Two beagles and a terrier were lifted to safety after Coastguard officers abseiled down the mine shaft. But the fourth pup, Taylor, ran off during the rescue. Read the full story in the Irish Times.
  • Code of Conduct for dog owners visiting Dublin’s parks and gardens

    8 Oct 2014 | 8:21 am
    The OPW have issued a Code of Conduct for all dog owners visiting national historic properties in Dublin with their dogs. The Code of Conduct for Dog Owners identifies specific areas within the OPW’s twelve parks and gardens in Dublin where dogs are not permitted or must be kept on a lead. The parks and gardens included are St Stephen’s Green, Iveagh Gardens, National War Memorial Gardens, Grangegorman Military Cemetary, Arbour Hill Cemetary, Pheonix Park, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, National Botanic Gardens, St Enda’s Park, Rathfarnham Castle, Garden of Remembrance and…
  • Massy’s Wood, Killakee, County Dublin

    7 Oct 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Massy’s Wood in the Dublin Mountains is one of Baxter’s favourite places. Plenty of space to run around and a river to explore too! Across the road from the Hell Fire Club is the woodland of Massy’s Estate, a truly magical dog friendly walk. Designed in the late 1930s as an urban forest, Massy’s Estate is a vast ecological resource of flora, wildlife, tree species, estate artefacts and items of geological interest.  A variety of European, American and Asian tree species were planted, creating a perfect environment for many plants and animals such as Sika deer, badger,…
  • Meet the dog lover behind Dublin’s Cheeky Dog Bakery

    26 Sep 2014 | 8:57 am
    Recently at a DSPCA Doggie Day Out in St Enda’s Park in Rathfarnham, Baxter and I came across a yummy new service just for dogs. Though we all know that cakes and sweets are not healthy for our dogs, it is great to see a new way of providing tasty treats for pooches. Cheeky Dog Bakery began two years ago after dog lover Jenny McCarthy struggled to find a birthday cake to celebrate her dachshund Oscar’s first birthday. Unable to find one, she decided to make her own. Much to Oscar’s delight! Inspired by her own attempt a baking a birthday cake for Oscar, she spent a year…
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    Life With Dogs And Puppies Blog

  • New 2015 Dog Calendars

    Clint Cora
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:16 am
    2015 Dog Calendars Each year, a company called Dogbreedstore/ released new calendars featuring different dog breeds and other types of dogs.  The new 2015 dog calendars are now released and there are literally hundreds of them. Many different dog breeds as well as dog types like working dogs or toy dogs are represented.  For example, here are some new 2015 calendars of Lhasa Apsos, which happens to be the dog breed that I own.  One of my Lhasa Apsos, Roxie, is pictured above. There are just too many different other new dog calendars to list so you would best just go to their…
  • Try Group Dog Walks

    Clint Cora
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:32 am
    Group Dog Walks Lately, in addition to meeting up with other small dog owners at local dog parks, we decided to do more group dog walks on nice nature trails nearby since we’ve been doing these routes as hikes with my general social Meetup group for humans.  We got a good number of both people and dogs out on a few of these outings already. I must say that the overall consensus has been extremely positive on many fronts.  My Lhasa Apso dogs Chester and Roxie are now quite use to walking with larger groups of both people and other dogs as shown in the picture above.  Some dogs from…
  • Small Dogs Group Outings Going Strong

    Clint Cora
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:34 pm
    Small Dogs Group So in the last post I wrote about how my Small Dogs Outings Meetup group got some new friends for my two Lhasa Apso dogs Chester and Roxie.  Well, since we have events partnered up with my general social Meetup group GTA Free Spirits as well now, outings with our dogs are going pretty strong. We now have small dogs outings both during the week as well as on the weekends for the entire autumn season and my two dogs are loving it.  Not only are they meeting some new doggie friends, but they are now part of a regular gang of other small dogs. In addition to short midweek walks…
  • How I Got More Friends For My Dogs

    Clint Cora
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:21 am
    Friends For My Dogs On my previous post, I wrote about the importance of dogs having friends as part of their overall healthy social lives.  In our case, my Lhasa Apso dogs Chester and Roxie have a few dog friends who were basically our neighbours.  Here’s our classic video from two winters ago showing their friends waiting for them at the door to come out and play. There are more dogs in our neighbourhood but of course not all dogs get along as in our case, my dogs do not particularly like big dogs and many other small dog owners living near us do not actually socialize their dogs at…
  • Dog Friends Are Important And Healthy

    Clint Cora
    2 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Dog Friends Are Healthy I see some of our neighbourhood dogs who never got socialized when young.  As a result, they are always barking feriously at all other dogs no matter what size they are.  These dogs spend pretty well their entire lives without socializing with other dogs which is a real shame.  These dogs have no dog friends. Dog who spend all their time just with their human families and no other dogs become quite aggressive at the sight of other dogs and being a solitary dog is actually against the general nature of dogs.  Dogs are naturally social animals and are much happier in…
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  • How To Read Parrot Body Language

    29 Oct 2014 | 5:40 am
    HOW TO READ A PARROTS BODY LANGUAGE Are you one of those people who passionate about birds? Well, then there is so much you need to understand about your feathered friend.  Generally, birds are known to be highly intelligent creatures.  They are smart beyond their size.  Birds have very developed brains and with highly complex […] The post How To Read Parrot Body Language appeared first on Related posts: Understanding Parrot Body Language Birds Eye View on Parrots Emotions Is My Bird Breathing Right?
  • Happy Halloween Everybirdie

    26 Oct 2014 | 2:55 pm
    Free slideshow generated with Smilebox The post Happy Halloween Everybirdie appeared first on Related posts: #SummerOfParrots For The Love Of Birds Flockin Back To School Parrots Going Back To School
  • Birdy Boredom Busters – How to Keep your Parrot Active

    Diane Burroughs
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:55 am
    Birdy boredom is a hot topic because bored birds develop problem behaviors. Remember that a parrot is as smart as a 5 year old but has the emotional development of a toddler.  This spells trouble when a bird feels that its needs are not getting met.   Bear in mind that a parrot is extremely smart and […] The post Birdy Boredom Busters – How to Keep your Parrot Active appeared first on Related posts: 5 Weird Things Parrots Chew 4 Cool Foraging Bird Toys for Under $15 Help! Parrot Chewing Furniture Problem
  • Winter Parrot Supplies

    6 Oct 2014 | 7:29 am
    The approach of the winter season normally sends a chilly cloud down the spine of many parrot lovers. The icy, cold season usually brings with it discomfort not only to the birds but the owners as well. Many of the caged bird pets in America have their origin in geographical areas that are warm almost […] The post Winter Parrot Supplies appeared first on Related posts: Winter Bird Supplies for Parrots Winter is NOT for the Birds: Get Seasonal Bird Supplies How To Keep Your Bird Warm This Winter
  • Parrot Jealousy Unraveled

    27 Sep 2014 | 10:33 am
    Parrot Jealousy Happens Parrot people often lament about how their parrot becomes jealous. They don’t understand why a parrot seems to turn on them or the family when they love it so much.  Well, to understand that, you have to think like a parrot, one that is not a domesticated pet living with humans but rather much […] The post Parrot Jealousy Unraveled appeared first on Related posts: What Do You Know About Parrot Instincts? 7 Parrot Care Tips You Must Know Hormonal Parrots: How Parrot Food Affects Hormones
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    Zoom Room Dog Training

  • October Awareness Dogs!

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:45 pm
    Pit Bull Awareness Month This month honors all those Pit Bull and Pit Mix dogs that are out there.  So many have a bad rap, but here at the Zoom Room we’ve chosen Zip Browne to represent the Zoom Room for Pit Bull Awareness Month.  Zip’s Mom and Dad had been in Japan for about […]
  • October’s Dog of the Month Overcomes Extreme Shyness

    Sherman Oaks
    15 Oct 2014 | 11:39 am
    Little Chihuahua mix goes from terrified to terrific in under six months.
  • Doom Room Halloween Party

    15 Oct 2014 | 8:05 am
    Join us this October as we transform into the Doom Room for a fun filled evening where you are invited to eat, drink, and be scary. The Doom Room haunts Charlotte on Sunday, October 26 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. We invite you and your pup to come in your best costume prepared for an evening of fun, including: Photo booth (FREE!) Costume Parade Games Costume Contest (with prizes!!) Harvest Themed refreshments Tricks, Treats, and More!
  • October’s Dog of the Month is a True “Cally-fornian”

    9 Oct 2014 | 1:29 pm
    October's Dog of the Month is truly a testament to resilience and the power of love.
  • Doom Room Halloween Party

    8 Oct 2014 | 5:24 pm
    Join us this October as we transform into the Doom Room for a fun filled evening where you are invited to eat, drink, and be scary. The Doom Room haunts Hollywood on Saturday, October 18 from 6pm-8pm. We invite you and your pup to come in your best costume prepared for an evening of fun, including: Photo booth (FREE!) Costume Parade Games Costume Contest (with prizes!!) Harvest Themed refreshments Tricks, Treats, and More!
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    The Rottweilers Blog

  • Oct 11, Beamer

    11 Oct 2014 | 9:37 am
    Beamer is truly a part of the family. I get choked up when I think of him because he is now 8, soon to be 9 and I can't imagine life without him. We
  • Oct 11, Beamer

    11 Oct 2014 | 9:37 am
    Love my Bub. Bub is a cross between Buddy and babe. My wife said it by accident once, and his nickname has stuck. He answers to Beamer, Beam and Bub.
  • Oct 11, Buddha

    11 Oct 2014 | 9:36 am
    He was found in a dumpster on Christmas eve at 6 weeks old. The temperature that evening was -24 degrees Celsius. I worked for Animal Control and rescued
  • Oct 11, Spoiled Miss Pris - 12/19/00 - 9/24/14

    11 Oct 2014 | 9:35 am
    11 month old Priska came into our lives way back in 2001. She came to be my protector after a house break-in. Instead we became the pack. She filled
  • Oct 11, Beamer (German engineered to perfection!)

    11 Oct 2014 | 9:34 am
    Beamer - German engineered to perfection. Powerful, reliable, trustworthy, dedicated and loyal to a fault.
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    Animal Shelter Tips Blog

  • Ten Ways for Kids to Wish Homeless Pets a Happy Holiday

    13 Oct 2014 | 7:15 am
    Don't forget to include homeless pets on your gift list for the holidays. Why not show the kids in your family some good ways to give to shelter pets? Here are ten ideas to try.
  • Last Minute Holiday Fundraisers for Animal Shelters You Can Plan Right Now

    7 Nov 2013 | 8:27 am
    Do you have at least one fundraiser planned for the holidays? If you don’t, there’s still time to raise funds for homeless pets. Consider partnering with planned holiday activities in your town. Try to include kids whenever you can using some of these ideas.
  • Develop a Fundraising Database in Seven Days

    13 May 2013 | 2:22 pm
    I notice many lost opportunities when animal shelters and rescues don’t take advantage of the many ways they can develop a responsive donor database. Take every opportunity to gather the names of people who have expressed interest in your organization and mission. Set a goal to implement one of these seven simple solutions every day for seven days and you’ll find your donor list growing.
  • Helping Special Needs Homeless Pets

    20 Feb 2013 | 9:35 am
    Special needs homeless pets often need special help in finding homes. Blind dogs, diabetic cats, senior citizen pets, the pets of homebound humans, three legged pets -- these pets need a special person to take them home. There are many groups and services to help these pets with grants, temporary homes, sanctuaries, short term services, etc.
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    GrouchyPuppy® Blog | Dog Lovers Source

  • Meet the most interesting and adoptable senior dog in the world

    26 Oct 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Sweet soulful Newt has been waiting at Muttville Senior Dog Rescue for a really long time. Stop by to meet him and you'll fall in love. He is a perfect gentleman!   Stop by Rescue Row in San Francisco and spread some love today at Muttville: 255 Alabama St in San Francisco. San Francisco friends - you can also help Newt find a home by printing and posting his flyer in your neighborhood. Thank you! Don't miss out on anything, get the Grouchy Puppy blog delivered by email. Sign up here!
  • Get Your Copy Now! "Top Dog: The Story of Marine Hero Lucca"

    23 Oct 2014 | 10:33 am
    I have written for years across Grouchy Puppy about all the many ways my own dog Cleo has taught me valuable lessons about growing old, and living in the moment. I've also shared many other dogs out there who give fearlessly, like the therapy dog who helps distressed children. Dogs are amazing creatures and the human-animal bond is something to behold. A new book out today is about the incredible journey of Lucca, a real life canine warrior whose military service saved many lives overseas. She is an inspiration.  TOP DOG is the second amazing read by New York Times Bestselling…
  • Chihuahua wearing glasses and lace collar is the Notorious RBG

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:14 am
    This chihuahua dressed as Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is priceless, down to her lace collar.   Thank you John Oliver for all of the dogs representing a canine SCOTUS. If you admire Justice Ginsburg like I do, check out this amazing Tumblr.
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    Trupanion Blog on Pet Health & Care Advice, Tips and Feature Articles

  • Halloween and Fall Pet Pics 2014

    31 Oct 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Fall is such a great time of year. The leaves are changing colors and falling, the weather cools off, and we get to dress up in costumes for Halloween! Over the past two weeks, we collected your Halloween and fall Read More
  • Trupanion Reviews – Week of 10/31

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Happiness is knowing your furbaby is covered by @Trupanion ! She has better coverage than I do! #ThankYou #petinsurance -@grrlgenius My Halloween kitty is still here this Halloween (and much healthier than she was this time last year) thanks to Read More
  • Safety Tips For Your Pet This Halloween

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:01 am
    October can be a fun-filled month of activities.  Haunted houses, ghost walks, hayrides, fall festivals and of course, Halloween fill our calendars.  While humans love this sort of thing, our four legged friends are not always fans.  In fact, Halloween Read More
  • Lifelong Joint Problems For a Young Puppy

    28 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    “Though I just recently enrolled my baby kitty Steve with Trupanion, my bigger story is that of my beloved dog Ruby. My sweet golden retriever/Newfoundland cross puppy that came into my life when she was 12 weeks old. I found her at Read More
  • Trupanion Reviews – Week of 10/24

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    We were in the same situation for our 2 bullys. They are 3 and 5 and both have had costly services. Trupanion has saved us over $10,000 and makes the process so painless and pays out claims in less than Read More
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    Life With Dogs And Puppies Blog

  • New 2015 Dog Calendars

    Clint Cora
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:16 am
    2015 Dog Calendars Each year, a company called Dogbreedstore/ released new calendars featuring different dog breeds and other types of dogs.  The new 2015 dog calendars are now released and there are literally hundreds of them. Many different dog breeds as well as dog types like working dogs or toy dogs are represented.  For example, here are some new 2015 calendars of Lhasa Apsos, which happens to be the dog breed that I own.  One of my Lhasa Apsos, Roxie, is pictured above. There are just too many different other new dog calendars to list so you would best just go to their…
  • Try Group Dog Walks

    Clint Cora
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:32 am
    Group Dog Walks Lately, in addition to meeting up with other small dog owners at local dog parks, we decided to do more group dog walks on nice nature trails nearby since we’ve been doing these routes as hikes with my general social Meetup group for humans.  We got a good number of both people and dogs out on a few of these outings already. I must say that the overall consensus has been extremely positive on many fronts.  My Lhasa Apso dogs Chester and Roxie are now quite use to walking with larger groups of both people and other dogs as shown in the picture above.  Some dogs from…
  • Small Dogs Group Outings Going Strong

    Clint Cora
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:34 pm
    Small Dogs Group So in the last post I wrote about how my Small Dogs Outings Meetup group got some new friends for my two Lhasa Apso dogs Chester and Roxie.  Well, since we have events partnered up with my general social Meetup group GTA Free Spirits as well now, outings with our dogs are going pretty strong. We now have small dogs outings both during the week as well as on the weekends for the entire autumn season and my two dogs are loving it.  Not only are they meeting some new doggie friends, but they are now part of a regular gang of other small dogs. In addition to short midweek walks…
  • How I Got More Friends For My Dogs

    Clint Cora
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:21 am
    Friends For My Dogs On my previous post, I wrote about the importance of dogs having friends as part of their overall healthy social lives.  In our case, my Lhasa Apso dogs Chester and Roxie have a few dog friends who were basically our neighbours.  Here’s our classic video from two winters ago showing their friends waiting for them at the door to come out and play. There are more dogs in our neighbourhood but of course not all dogs get along as in our case, my dogs do not particularly like big dogs and many other small dog owners living near us do not actually socialize their dogs at…
  • Dog Friends Are Important And Healthy

    Clint Cora
    2 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Dog Friends Are Healthy I see some of our neighbourhood dogs who never got socialized when young.  As a result, they are always barking feriously at all other dogs no matter what size they are.  These dogs spend pretty well their entire lives without socializing with other dogs which is a real shame.  These dogs have no dog friends. Dog who spend all their time just with their human families and no other dogs become quite aggressive at the sight of other dogs and being a solitary dog is actually against the general nature of dogs.  Dogs are naturally social animals and are much happier in…
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    Talking Dogs at For Love of a Dog

  • Did You Win the Personalized Rainbow Bridge Bracelet?

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:36 am
    Congratulations toTerra Toby She was selected at random by Rafflecopter from 1,500 entriesas the winner of the For Love of a Dog Jewelry October Giveawayand will receive this Rainbow Bridge pet memorial bracelet.The bracelet will be custom sized and include one personalized charm.Thanks so much to everyonewho entered the giveaway!Didn't win but you'd like a bracelet just like this?I have one still available. Other styles of Rainbow Bridge jewelry are available, too. We have 1 other giveaway going on right now, but it will be ending soon!Don't miss Wag 'n Woof Pets Three Days of…
  • Happy Halloween from Talking Dogs and For Love of a Dog Jewelry

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Have fun and stay safe this Halloweenand remember:  ADOPTHappy Halloween from all of us atTalking Dogs blog andFor Love of a Dog Jewelry
  • New Dog Lover Necklaces at For Love of a Dog Jewelry

    29 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    I haven't had a whole lot of time to spend in my studio lately, but I've tried to make the most of it.  I think I succeeded with some new dog bone necklaces.  They contain three of my favorite colors:  pink, turquoise and black.I'm a pink girl, so I had a lot of fun creating the lampwork dog bone necklace shown at the top.  Love that fat foiled glass heart pendant!  I surrounded it with some sweet double sided white dog bones with pink paw prints.  Then added some rose pink based swirling bubble and white based pink polka dot lampwork beads.  A one of a kind…
  • Spooky Spanky Halloween Dog | #WordlessWednesday #WW

    28 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    From beyond the grave, my late spooky "devil dog"Spanky wishes you a Happy Halloween!
  • Are You the Winner of the Paw Street Barkery Gift Certificate?

    28 Oct 2014 | 3:58 am
    Congratulations toJason Diehl He was selected at random by Rafflecopter from 1,075 entries as the winner of the Paw Street Barkery Giveawayand will receive their $25 gift certificate.I'm sure his dog will love these gourmet organic treats! Thanks so much to everyonewho entered the giveaway!We have 2 other giveaways going on right now!You might be the winner of this personalized Rainbow Bridge bracelet in the For Love of a Dog Jewelry October Giveaway.  Enter Now! Don't miss Wag 'n Woof Pets Three Days of Happy!  One of my WOOF dog bone pendants in a prize in one of their prize…
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    Dogs Now Puppies for Sale

  • Pretty Yorkie Puppies -589 To -889-PlusMale Female

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Pretty and Cute Yorkie T-Cup PuppiesThese Pretty Puppies Are Priced at 50 OFF The Regular Price Adoption Fee From:-589 to 889-Plus Florida Health CertificateUp To date Shots and Deworming Microchip With GPS IDNice Coats ColorsBlack/Tan(1) Year Warrantee On Congenital Defects Free Vet Checked And Visit Perfect Family PuppyPup's Age From (10) Weeks Old Up To Date Shots and Deworming Done For (1) Year Pup's Weight From (1-Lb/9-ozs)House Broken Other Puppies:-Shih.Poo Male Female Puppies 689-PlusTiny T-Cup Maltese Female Male Puppies 689 To 899-Plus Visit Us At 2995 West Commercial Blvd,Ft…
  • Pretty Tiny T-Cup Poodle female and Male Puppies 789-Plus

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Gorgeous Cute Poodle T-Cup Male Tiny PuppiesAdoption Fee From:- 789-PlusUp To Date Shots DewormingPedigree Papers (3) Year Warrantee On Congenital Defects Free Vet Checked VisitThese Puppies are From Private BreedersMicrochip Florida Health Certificate Nice Coats Colors (Cream) Visit Us At Anna's Pretty T-Cup Toy Puppies 2995 West Commercial Blvd,Ft Lauderdale,Fla. 33309 Telephone (954)446-4523 Or (305)290-9061-Directionsi-95 To Commercial Blvd exit 32 or Fla Turnpike To Commercial Blvd Exit 62
  • Maltese T-Cup Male Puppies Price From-689 to 798-Plus

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Gorgeous Tiny T-Cup Maltese Puppies We Beat All PricesThese Tiny Maltese Puppies are Price From :-689 To 789-Plus Parents Are Very Pretty Puppies Up To date Shots and Deworming Pup's Age From (8) Weeks Old Pup's Weight(1-Lbs/8-ozs) AKC Registration Pedigree Papers Nice Coat Color(White)(3)Year Warrantee On Congenital DefectsFree Vet Checked and VisitMicrochip With GPS IDHouse Broken Florida Health Certificate Broward Location 2995 West Commercial Blvd (954)446-452 or (305)290-9061-Directions (I-95) To Commercial Blvd Or Fla Turnpike To Commercial Blvd Only 15 Minutes Away From Miami Or West…
  • Gorgeous Boston Terriers!

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    FLORIDA- BUY 1 PUPPY GET 2ND FOR HALF PRICE This puppy is very cute and I have already started to house train. BUY 1 PUPPY GET 2ND FOR HALF PRICE OFF. PUPPIES DO BETTER TOGETHER...... WWW.TEACUPPUPPIESSTORE.COM Super gorgeous puppies - 954-353-7864 TO SEE SOME OF THE SMALLEST PUPPIES IN THE WORLD.. When you buy one of my puppies I am here to help you after the sale. If you have any questions I will guide you because I take customer service and puppies very serious and its my #1 priority. Please visit my website to see more pictures and information. 954-353-7864 - If…
  • Make Me An Offer On One Of My Gorgeous Teacup Puppies!

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    FLORIDA- BUY 1 PUPPY GET 2ND FOR HALF PRICE This puppy is very cute and I have already started to house train. BUY 1 PUPPY GET 2ND FOR HALF PRICE OFF. PUPPIES DO BETTER TOGETHER...... WWW.TEACUPPUPPIESSTORE.COM Super gorgeous puppies - 954-353-7864 TO SEE SOME OF THE SMALLEST PUPPIES IN THE WORLD.. When you buy one of my puppies I am here to help you after the sale. If you have any questions I will guide you because I take customer service and puppies very serious and its my #1 priority. Please visit my website to see more pictures and information. 954-353-7864 - If…
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    Petplan USA Blog

  • dad, daisy and dying too soon

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:37 am
    My dad gave me my values, principles, work ethic, spiritual beliefs, humility and drive to succeed. He taught me to treat everyone with respect, offer help when it was needed - not asked for - and how to love, nurture and comfort others. He instilled in me the love of animals and nature that influenced me to become a veterinarian. My dad went to rest a few days ago.   My dad grew up in the country surrounded by farmland and animals. Like many sons of poor family farmers, he knew all their working animals by name. I fondly recall sitting with my father as he regaled me with tales of…
  • can dogs eat carrots? our pet doc explains what's up

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:10 am
    Can dogs eat carrots, or will it turn them into wascawwy wabbits faster than you can say “Elmer Fudd”?   In exciting news for dog owners, you don’t have to shove those crunchy root veggies down a rabbit-hole whenever your pup pads into the kitchen. Carrots are not only safe for dogs to eat, but downright great for their health!   How do hounds love carrots? Let us count the ways!   Carrots contain beta-carotene, which contributes to acute night vision and can help protect against macular degeneration and cataracts. They’re full of vitamin A –…
  • can dogs eat oranges? it's a vitamin c-erious question!

    23 Oct 2014 | 5:28 am
    There’s zero debate in the vet and pet-owner community about whether vitamin C has a paws-itive benefit for dogs: it does! But can dogs eat oranges to get their vitamin C fix, or should you stick to feeding your furball vitamin-enhanced dog foods or supplements?   If you’re a whole foods fanatic, the answer will have you panting with pleasure: yes, dogs can eat oranges! However, vets suggest using moderation when feeding your barking buddy this vitamin-rich wonder-fruit. Oranges are high in citric acid, which can bother dogs with sensitive digestive systems – if you…
  • the purple menace: the truth about whether dogs can eat grapes

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:37 am
    Can dogs eat grapes? It’s a timely question: with holiday baking season almost here, you and your four-pawed friend may have visions of oatmeal-raisin cookies dancing in your heads! But before you slip Bowser a bite of your famous raisin bread, it’s important to know that grapes and raisins can cause acute kidney failure, which is likely to send your precious pup straight to the Doggie ER.   The exact physiology behind why our dogs can’t eat grapes or raisins is still unknown, but here’s what we have come to understand:   The toxin that harms dogs is in the…
  • can dogs eat bananas? here's an ap-PEEL-ing answer!

    21 Oct 2014 | 9:26 am
    The only thing more delicious than a fresh, ripe banana is the smile on your canine companion’s face when you offer her a bite. But can dogs actually eat bananas? What happens when they do? When you peel away the layers, the answer is downright fetching!   Bottom line: dogs can (and in many cases, should) eat bananas. The sweet taste and creamy texture are right up there with ear-scratches on their list of favorite things, plus there are more health benefits for your pup than there are paw prints on your sofa! Peel a banana and you’ll find animo acids, electrolytes, vitamin…
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    Fidose of Reality

  • Winners of Halloween Dog Photo Contest 2014

    Carol Bryant
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:47 pm
    Bow wow wow, dog parents raised the Halloween bar this year in the Fourth Annual Fidose of Reality Halloween Dog Photo Contest We had just about 200 entries and the creativity is so incredible in this year’s entries. Fidose of Reality never has and never will require entrants of our contests to garner likes or beg for votes. A panel of three judges carefully looked over all the entries. Though each of you are truly spook-tacular winners – especially the dogs who are incredibly patient and great sports – there are a total of FIVE prizes going out and five honorable mentions. Before we…
  • 8 Documents Dog Parents Must Have

    Carol Bryant
    27 Oct 2014 | 11:27 pm
    Are you prepared for an emergency and feel that you have all necessary documents needed at a moment’s notice….documents about and for your dog, that is?! At least once a year, I go through all my files and paperwork- both digital and in print- for my dog. Most importantly, a diary/journal/log book should be readily available that includes your dog’s: * Medications, frequency, and dosages * Food: Type, how often he/she is fed, and in what quantity * Name of your dog’s veterinarian and address/phone Years ago, when I was urgently rushed to the hospital, this log book…
  • Dog Food Protein Decoded for Pet Parents

    Carol Bryant
    26 Oct 2014 | 10:45 pm
    Puppies, adult dogs, and seniors have different dog food protein needs. Years ago, you fed your new pooch what came out of a bag marked “puppy food” and at the ripe age of one year, most dog parents switched over to adult dog food. Times have changed and we now that one size does not fit all when it comes to dog food. Protein is a building block essential to all dogs at all stages of life. Knowing how much to protein to feed according to a dog’s age is crucial information for all dog parents to know. Always check with a dog’s veterinarian before adding or making any…
  • 20 Years Of Changes in Dog World

    Carol Bryant
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:09 am
    Dogs today are not the dogs of yesterday, this much I know is true. Thinking back to 1994, which seems a lifetime ago, dogs were not privy to so many things affecting their lives in 2014. Heck, the same can be said for the human variety: The times they are a’changin’, and 20 years of changes in the dog world is a long time. From the annals of “then versus now,” here are eight of the prominent changes in the dog world over the past 20 years.  See how many of these you can relate to: Diet: As a kid, I distinctly recall my mother buying canned dog food from the grocery store and…
  • Missing Dog Miracle and Three Cockers Plead

    Carol Bryant
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:46 pm
    What are all the smiles for: Keep reading to find out! Imagine being away from home, on a family vacation with your pooch, and suddenly every pet parents’ worst nightmare happens: Your dog goes missing. What would you do? What would happen if you couldn’t find your dog despite all your best efforts? Do you return home? Do you stay? What would you do? Can a missing dog miracle possibly happen? If you are someone whose pet has gone missing, keep the faith and read on. Carrie Swan and Adam Chitwood visited Gulfport, Mississippi this summer to visit family. Only a few days into the vacation,…
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    Woof Woof Mama

  • Trick or Treat! Happy Halloween Roundup for Pets (& Their People)

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Happy Halloween to all our furry friends and pet lovers! Or should we say HOWL-oween!?! We hope everyone has a super spooky Halloween with lots of treats and maybe a few fun tricks. To help kick off the festivities, Daisy and I have put together a roundup of some of our favorite Halloween tips, recipes, freebies, deals and other Halloween-themed goodies. Enjoy, have fun, and stay safe everybody! Halloween Roundup for Pets (& Their People) Fun FREE Printable Halloween Critters Coloring Pages for Kids 4 Important Halloween Tips to Keep Your Pets Safe FREE Paw Patrol Halloween Pack of…
  • Critter Curiosities Sale — 20% Off Animal-Inspired Styles and Accessories

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:55 am
    What’s all treat, no trick? The ModCloth Critter Curiosities Sale! Have a Happy Halloween with 20% off cute ‘n’ quirky animal-inspired fashion and accessories. Make sure to use ModCloth promo code TREAT at checkout. This deal only lasts 48 hours, so be sure to pounce on it quickly. It’s a great chance to pick up some gifts for all the animal lovers on your holiday gift list this year! Critter Curiosities Sale — 20% Off Animal-Inspired Styles starts Thursday, 10/30 at 10:00 a.m. PT and ends Saturday, 11/1 at 10 a.m. PT Visit the sale…
  • 20% OFF Petco Printable Store Coupon and Online Promo Code

    28 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Whether you prefer to shop in person or online, pet parents can save 20% on pet supplies during the Petco friends and family event. Online shoppers will get 20% OFF + FREE Shipping when you spend $49 or more on pet food and supplies. Just visit and use promo code friends at checkout. Click HERE to view a few excluded items including cat litter. Be sure to order by 11:59pm PT on 11/1 when the code expires. If you’ll be shopping at your local store, be sure to print this Petco Coupon good for 20% off your purchase valid 10/29-11/1. Ideas for using your Petco Promo Code or Coupon…
  • New Pet Freebie: FREE Puppy Handbook from KONG Company

    28 Oct 2014 | 11:03 am
    Do you have a new puppy or know someone who does? Enjoy this FREE Puppy Handbook from KONG Company. Just visit this link and flip through the pages. You’ll learn basic training techniques, how to deal with problem behavior, the importance of socialization, what to expect regarding life stages, and more. Even if your dog isn’t still a puppy, you’ll want to check it out and share it with your pals!
  • Get a $20 Visa Gift Card w/ Nutro Dog Food Rebate Form

    28 Oct 2014 | 8:10 am
    Nutro dog food has a new rebate offer and you can get a $20 Visa prepaid card when you complete and mail in the rebate form. It’s a great way to save big on your dog’s food, so follow the steps below and watch for your $20 Visa Card in 4-6 weeks. How to get your Visa prepaid card: 1. Purchase a bag of Nutro Natural Choice dry dog food (24lb or larger) between 10/26 and 01/03 2. Print and complete the official Rebate Request Form HERE 3. Mail the following materials (address is on form): • Original or copy of the rebate form, with information filled out • Original UPC barcode…
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  • Life as a Bunk: October, 2011

    27 Oct 2014 | 6:46 pm
  • Smooches by The Honest Kitchen- Product Review

    20 Oct 2014 | 11:39 am
    This October, my friends at The Honest Kitchen sent me a bag of smooches. I think they heard all about my want to lick everyone and pass on as many smooches as possible. I am glad that, just like me, they do not feel tied down to a specific date or time in February to […]
  • October PawPack Review

    19 Oct 2014 | 11:12 am
    My October PawPack came filled with many kinds of goodies.  My greedy pug eyes could hardly control myself. I could smell the Whole Life Freeze-Dried Pure Beef Livers as soon as the box was opened. I was also taken aback by the variety of items included in this order. Honestly, I usually like the orders […]
  • Jelly Rolls

    18 Oct 2014 | 4:20 pm
    How many do you see? Give me more food and I’ll keep you entertained. Thanks! 
  • Smelly Passenger

    16 Oct 2014 | 4:17 pm
    I’m being accused of making the car smelly. Have you ever seen a passenger cuter than me? Look at me- what makes her think this is possible? 
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    To Dog With Love

  • Welcome to #BarkWorld: Dog Cookie Cook-off and Recipe

    To Dog With Love
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The dog cookie bake-off at BarkWorld ExpoThis weekend we're at BarkWorld Expo, and all the fun kicked off Thursday night with an opening reception and dog cookie bake-off!Teams were given a whole table-full of ingredients to choose from -- items like sweet potatoes, applesauce, peanut butter and eggs -- and they had to mix up a batch of dog cookies from any combination of the ingredients. The winner of the bake-off will be announced today at BarkWorld!Rocco inserted himself as the unofficial cookie evaluatorThe nice folks at the Westin Hotel in Buckhead Atlanta set up the bake-off and…
  • Fido's Freebie Friday is Full of Abundance! #AboundPet

    To Dog With Love
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Welcome to another edition of Fido's Freebie Friday (FFF), the weekly giveaway blog hop for all things pet!This week we're preparing for another Event Barkers event, loaded with terrific prizes from ABOUND, the makers of premium dog and cat food and dog treats available at the Kroger family of stores.RSVP for the #AboundPet Twitter Party for a chance to win some great pre-party prizes, and then we hope you'll join us on Twitter on November 9 for more fun and prizes! You can read more about this new brand of pet food and treats here.In the…
  • 4 Simple Ways to Help Shelter Pets #AdoptaShelterPet

    To Dog With Love
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    This sweet pup Cassie is available for adoption at Havanese RescueThis post is sponsored by BlogPaws. I am being compensated to support Adopt a Shelter Pet Month with an educational post, but To Dog With Love only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. BlogPaws is not responsible for the content of this article.October is Adopt a Shelter Pet Month at BlogPaws, and today we're sharing some simple ways you can help your favorite shelter and shelter pets while they are waiting for their forever homes. Even if you can't adopt a pet, there are plenty of things you can do to…
  • RSVP for #AboundPet Twitter Party! #Giveaway

    To Dog With Love
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:09 am
    We're excited to bring you our next Event Barkers Twitter Party filled with the quality goodness that is  ABOUND pet food and treats, available at the Kroger Co. family of stores. We hope you'll join us at the #AboundPet Twitter Party on Nov. 9, where you'll have the chance to win $750 in yummy prizes for your pet (dog AND cat!) and learn more about ABOUND. Read down for all the details as well as a chance to win three pre-party prizes just for entering via the giveaway widget at the bottom of this post!You may remember we recently had the chance to participate in the…
  • Twitter Party Prize Winners and Lots of Reasons to #TreatRight!

    To Dog With Love
    26 Oct 2014 | 6:43 pm
    Heathy treats are an essential when we hike!We had the best time sharing tips and ideas on how to #TreatRight at Sunday night's Event Barkers Twitter Party with Merrick Pet Care, makers of a powerful new lineup of all-natural, grain-free and gluten-free dog treats.Rocco will tell you there are LOTS of reasons to #TreatRight; he's never met a treat he didn't like! He's digging ALL the Merrick, USA-made treats and he's busy working his way through all the flavors and varieties!Our top 10 reasons and times to #TreatRight:On hikesDuring agility trainingAfter agility runs in competitionFor bedtime…
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    Petplan Blog

  • How to have a safe Halloween with your dog or cat

    29 Oct 2014 | 8:42 am
    Halloween can be a tricky time to be a pet owner – especially with the holiday increasing in popularity in the UK. Lots of noise, sweets and decorations means there are plenty of added hazards for your pet to avoid. However, if you take a few added precautions, your pet can enjoy Halloween along with the rest of your family. Here are Petplan’s top tips to ensure your pet has a happy and safe time… Don’t let your pet eat sweets or chocolate The problems associated with owning a pet during the Christmas period are well known to a majority of pet lovers and lessons from the rather less…
  • Petplan debate: is premium cat or dog food worth the money?

    23 Oct 2014 | 2:46 am
    Exercise and a healthy diet are vital for humans and animals alike but, unlike us, our pets have very little say in what they put into their bodies. Which is why choosing the right food for your pet is something that should be given serious attention. However, with so many brands and so many different prices, the choice can often appear overwhelming. How do you go about choosing food for your pet? Do you use the most expensive one you can afford? Or do you think cheaper products are just as good? Opinion is hugely divided on whether it’s worth paying extra for premium brand pet food. Some…
  • The strangest pet toys and gadgets for your cats and dogs

    16 Oct 2014 | 3:23 am
    Petplan has searched high and low to compile this list of the weirdest and most wonderful pet gadgets around. Some gadgets allow you to finally understand what your pet is saying (allegedly!), some make mundane tasks more convenient, while others are even stranger! We’ve complied a few of our favourites below – but we know there are more out there. So, please let us know the strangest pet gadgets you’ve ever seen in the comment section below… Pet Doorbell People bang on the door to be let into houses, but pets have to let their owners know when they want to leave a…
  • The best autumn dog walking locations in Great Britain

    8 Oct 2014 | 6:16 am
    Getting out and about with your pet is one of the best things about being a dog owner – and there’s no better time to do it that autumn. We’ve already dealt with how to keep your pet healthy and safe in autumn but now it’s time to look at where you and your dog can go to make the most of these great months. Check out five of the best places for autumn dog walking below and let us know of your own personal favourites… Rhossili Bay, Gower It might not be right on your doorstep, but a trip to the very end of the Gower Peninsula in south Wales is well worth the slog. Regularly voted…
  • How to keep your pet healthy and safe in autumn

    2 Oct 2014 | 6:29 am
    Having just  been through one of the driest and warmest Septembers on record, it’s all too easy to forget that autumn is well on its way. And while the problems that summer and winter can pose for pets and their owners are generally well known, there can be important issues to overcome in the transitional autumn months. Below are just some of the health and safety issues that cat and dog owners may need to look into as the nights draw in and the temperatures drops… Ensure dogs get plenty of exercise For a vast majority of people, getting out of the house and exercising is infinitely…
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    K9 Magazine

  • K9 Magazine Issue 77

    K9 Magazine
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:37 am
    Inside this edition of K9 Magazine…. Talking Point: Your Dog Might Do These Things…Now You Can Give Them a Name (Part II) Real Life: Adopting a Dog – Finding Enid Lifestyle: Interview with Joseph Sinclair Talking Point: A View from Thailand K9 Behaviour: The Anatomy of a Dog Attack Best Dog Products: Seasonal Special K9 […]K9 Magazine Issue 77 is an article from: K9 Magazine
  • Priscilla & Jools Issue 77 Column – Latest Dog Products

    K9 Magazine
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:38 pm
    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! Comment below and let us know if you’ve seen a must-have pet product, gadget or accessory that […]Priscilla & Jools Issue 77 Column – Latest Dog Products is an article from: K9 Magazine
  • Best Dog Products for Autumn

    K9 Magazine
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:23 pm
    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 Autumn is an article from: K9 Magazine
  • Finding Enid: A Dog Adoption Story

    K9 Magazine
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:49 am
    We’d been vaguely thinking about getting a dog for a year or so before Enid joined our family, recalls Natasha Desborough. Well I say ‘we’ – it was really just me and my two sons (aged 6 & 8 at the time). My husband’s response when I suggested getting a dog was ‘Hmm. That’s a […]Finding Enid: A Dog Adoption Story is an article from: K9 Magazine
  • Turning Your Dog Into a Show Stopper: Ever Wondered How The Experts Do It?

    K9 Magazine
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:28 am
    Whatever type of dog you own whether they’re a pedigree or a cross-breed made up of all manner of breeds you’ve had fun identifying, we all want our dogs to look and feel at their very best. A cold wet nose, bright eyes combined with a wagging tail and glistening coat are some of the […]Turning Your Dog Into a Show Stopper: Ever Wondered How The Experts Do It? is an article from: K9 Magazine
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    Something Wagging This Way Comes

  • Why I Love Halloween (Except When I Hate It)

    Pamela Douglas Webster
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:57 am
    Halloween. It’s my favorite love/hate holiday of the year. Halloween is a time to be creative, have fun, and take part in a huge neighborhood celebration. Heck, despite my preference for naked dogs, I’ve even been known to chuckle at the occasional clever dog costume (I especially love the guy who dressed as a hot dog while […]
  • What Makes Us Irresistible To Dogs?

    Pamela Douglas Webster
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:42 am
    You’ve probably heard the advice from trainers. If you want your dog to pay attention to you, you have to be the most interesting person ever. But what exactly does that mean? Is it more than just carrying yummy treats? And what about dogs who aren’t food motivated? What can we do to make ourselves […]
  • 4 Signs of Fall – Wordless Wednesday

    Pamela Douglas Webster
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:17 am
    As Honey and I walk around the neighborhood, we look for these common signs of fall. Thank goodness. I don’t think we’re ready for snow yet. Your Turn: What do you like the most about fall? What do you like the least?
  • Do We Always Have To Judge?

    Pamela Douglas Webster
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:50 am
    “I saw an incredible story in the newspaper yesterday about a guy and his dog. It seemed like something you should blog about.” My husband rarely suggests what I should write about at Something Wagging. What was so compelling about this story that made him certain I’d want to share my opinion here? A New […]
  • Why Does My Dog Look So Sad?

    Pamela Douglas Webster
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:12 am
    I have thousands of pictures of my dog Honey. But almost none of them show her looking happy. You know—with loose floppy ears and a big smile. In fact, in most of our pictures my dog looks kinda sad. Or at least still and calm instead of joyous and frolicsome. Is it me? Is it her? […]
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    30 Oct 2014 | 12:14 am
    Happy Halloween! If you’re like many pet parents, you love celebrating howlidays with your companion animals. No matter how you get your All Hallows’ Eve groove on, it’s always a good idea to take some precautions to ensure that your pet kid stays purrfectly safe. Life’s Abundance Blog |.
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    29 Oct 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Talk about a Bling Christmas collar. This very rich upscale looking crystal collar is made of lush nylon in your choice of colors and decorated with clear, emerald, Siam red and our gorgeous Aurum gold crystal. No two are alike! Best Christmas Ever Crystal Dog Collar.
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    26 Oct 2014 | 9:51 pm
    Our absolutely gorgeous Bling Amore pet collar is so beautiful. Made of white nylon with a red sparkle ribbon overlay. Decorated with large light siam and small clear crystal. A very sparkly pet collar. Bling Amore Crystal Collar.
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    24 Oct 2014 | 12:42 pm
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    22 Oct 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Custom 1 inch wide Scroll Design Dog Collar 1 inch wide Custom made nylon dog collar with scroll design for medium to large dogs. Scroll Design 1 Inch Wide Dog Collar.
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  • Top 4 Dog Training Mistakes I See

    Melissa Fisher
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:52 pm
    For better or for worse your actions can greatly impact your dogs behavior. You can unknowingly act in a manner that can hinder your dog’s training success. While you are probably familiar with the more common dog training mistakes such as petting your dog when they jump up while greeting; there are some less obvious mistakes you can make. Here are 4 of the most common dog training mistakes I see pet owners do and my suggestions on how to combat these behavior issues. 1. Petting or holding a dog when it’s afraid. Many dogs are terrified of thunderstorms and fireworks. A…
  • What Animal Madness Means For Us Humans

    Melissa Fisher
    7 Oct 2014 | 7:40 pm
    Laurel Braitman Science Historian and WriterBehind those cute sometimes funny animal videos we like to watch on YouTube there lies a most disturbing and alarming health and mental issue for some pets and animals held in captivity. Braitman does an excellent job at shedding light on the issue of mental disorders in animals and what animal madness really means. In this TED TALK she shares with you stories of compulsive bears, cats, and dogs to self destructive rats and monkeys with unlikely friends. Braitman asks what we as humans can learn from watching animals cope with depression, sadness…
  • Affordable Local Pet Vaccination Saturdays

    Melissa Fisher
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:51 am
    Dr. Julian Peckich Marietta Vet Clinic located at 3696 Largent Way Suite 400 Marietta, GA opened its doors and their caring loving arms to our beloved pets last March of 2013. Since then; Dr. Julian Peckich and his staff have rose to the challenge offering affordable local pet vaccinations, lots of comfort, preventative guidance, and personalized treatments for each that comes through their doors. Julian was raised right here in Cobb County. He graduated from McEachern High School. He went onto earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry at Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska. He…
  • Lili Chin

    Melissa Fisher
    21 Oct 2013 | 4:09 am
     There’s no doubt about it that Lili Chin is an amazing artist.  I just happened to stumble across her website and was completely blown away by not only her beautiful and educational creations but also by her HUGE HEART.  She’s been artist and an animator for over 15 years now.  She does everything from custom pet artwork, posters, calendars, keychains, hand bags you name it. She’s involved intriquetly with multiple dog fundraisers and rescue groups including the Boston Buddies Rescue whom she worked as a foster mom for and in the end adopted her beloved dog…
  • 24 Of The Funniest Pet Costumes Ever

    Melissa Fisher
    16 Oct 2013 | 6:59 am
    I have scoured the internet in search of the funniest, the wackiest, the most creative pet costumes ever. Here are my top 24 picks.  These guys can’t wait for Halloween to begin! ***** 24 Of The Funniest Pet Costumes Ever
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  • Do Dogs Like Hugs?

    31 Oct 2014 | 9:24 am
    Dogs are loyal and loving members of the family, so it’s natural to want to show them affection. Giving your dog a big hug might seem like a therapeutic way to end a stressful day or a nice way to show your pup you care, but pet parents should be cautious. Dogs do not view hugs the same way that humans do, which can have dangerous consequences. It is true that some dogs (especially therapy dogs) will tolerate hugs, but generally speaking, most dogs don’t enjoy the gesture. Canines heavily rely on body language for communication, and placing one or both arms over your dog is a sign of…
  • Be Sure to Bring Your Black Cat Indoors on Halloween

    29 Oct 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Anyone with a black cat knows they are far from bad luck. Just like any other feline, black cats provide their families with companionship and a lot of love. Unfortunately, some people believe the bad luck myth and think seeing a black cat is a bad omen of things to come. This silly superstition is especially evident around Halloween. Sadly, this widely perpetuated myth puts black cats at an increased risk for abuse this time of year. If you own a black cat that ventures outside, it’s a good idea to bring him or her indoors on Halloween night. With all the commotion of trick-or-treating and…
  • Do Dogs Feel Jealousy?

    29 Oct 2014 | 8:11 am
    If you own multiple dogs and have ever noticed some “sibling” rivalry, you might not be wrong. Recent findings from the University of California, San Diego study suggest dogs are capable of displaying jealous behaviors. The study, lead by scholars Christine R. Harris and Caroling Prouvost, examined the reactions of thirty-six different dogs while their owners praised, spoke lovingly, and petted animatronic dogs. The fake dogs barked, whined, and wagged their tails to mimic canine behavior. The real dogs displayed several behaviors indicative of jealousy, including barking, snapping at the…
  • Three Ways Pets Can Negatively Affect Your Health

    28 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    To start off, it’s important to note that pets can and do positively affect the health of their owners in a lot of ways. Having a pet can encourage physical activity, lower blood pressure, combat loneliness, and promote an overall sense of happiness. However, there are a few circumstances in which having a pet can have negative health implications. Below are three ways pets can be hard on your health and, most importantly, how to combat them: Your dog’s barking is causing stress: The sound of a dog barking incessantly is sure to raise anyone’s stress level. Instead of writing this…
  • Super Simple Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Treat Recipe

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:28 am
    Since chocolate and other Halloween goodies are strictly off-limits for dogs, you might want to whip up a batch of these canine-friendly treats! There’s only three ingredients and a whole lot of flavor in these festive treats. 1 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling) ½ cup Peanut Butter 1 ¾ cups whole wheat flour Start by lining a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Stir together the peanut butter and pumpkin puree. Add the flour and mix until the dough isn’t sticky. Use a rolling pin to roll the dough out between two sheets of…
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  • #FidosFreebieFriday Heads to Barkworld

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    by Carrie Boyko, CEBIt's Halloween time again and lots of our furry friends are out and about in their costumes. We're seeing all sorts of fun ideas, both homemade and store bought. The costumes in most of the pet supply stores are all on markdown now, so grab one for next year. You'll likely get a great buy!Bloggers are invited to list below their currently open giveaways, freebies, and prizes for pets and pet lovers so that readers may visit and explore items to win. You can help to get more awareness by sharing the badge you see in the top of my post. Feel free to put it in…
  • Petfinder Rescue Scores #PetCharityDonations!

    27 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    by Carrie Boyko, CEB© AllThingsDogBlog.comTanner Enjoyed Our Grooming Donation DeliverySix bags of yummy, USA-made dog treats are going to be delivered to a Petfinder rescue as a result of your efforts. Thank you!  We have learned that the rescue loves to know who their benefactors are, so it's nice to attach a name to the package and snap a photo as a record of the gift.The delivery will be made at the earliest adoption day following my upcoming trip to Barkworld Expo. When we have delivered the goodies, we'll be sure to post a photo on FB and Twitter to commemorate the day. The boys…
  • Merrick Petcare Helps Us #TreatRight!

    27 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    by Carrie Boyko, CEBcourtesy Merrick Petcare#TreatRight with Power BitesLast night's #TreatRight Twitter Party was certainly a fun event. Tons of dog lovers showed up to share their pet's photos (tons of them!) while learning how to select the right treat for their dog in each and every occasion and gauging the right amount of treating. Having a purpose for treating seemed to be a key factor in enjoying treat time. Guests were encouraged to select healthy treats, choose times appropriately, and treat responsibly to help maintain a healthy weight:Basic behavior trainingPerforming…
  • #TreatRight Reminder: Draw Solace from Your Dog

    24 Oct 2014 | 9:02 pm
    by Carrie Boyko, CEB© AllThingsDogBlog.comBonding Before the #TreatRight PartyIt's been a tough week here at the All Things Dog Blog household, completely blowing away all the cheer that came our way the week before. After so much good news in our previous week I was riding a cloud of joy for the Boyko girls. Admittance to medical school and passing the BAR exam were definitely high points! This week a bit of the doldrums has set in but #TreatRight is coming and I have much to do to prepare. I just want to share some thoughts on how I'm working to rejoin the happier side of life.
  • Three Winners Named for Visibility Vests

    24 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    by Carrie Boyko, CEB© AllThingsDogBlog.comVisibility Vests Make Hiking SaferLooks like we have a lot of hikers out there; good for you! With so much in the news about obesity problems among both humans and dogs, you're on the right track. Today we're going to name the three winners who will receive a Visibility Vest to make their hiking expeditions infinitely more safe for their dogs. Let's face it, when Fido is wearing a bright yellow vest, he's easily visible against the deep green leaves--or brown during a drought--throughout the forest.If you're running through babbling brooks, romping…
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  • Heartgard Plus Back in Stock Pet Blog
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:01 pm
    There has been an outage of Heartgard Plus over the last couple of months, but it is now back in stock! We have heaps of stock on hand to supply all orders. We apologize to any of our customers who have been inconvenienced over the last two months.
  • New Product: Activyl Spot-On for Dogs & Cats Pet Blog
    6 Jul 2014 | 10:38 pm
    Activyl is a great new spot-on flea treatment for dogs and cats. It comes in 5 size ranges for dogs from 4 lbs (1.5 kgs) to 132 lbs (60 kgs) body weight. It comes in 2 size ranges for cats from 2 lbs to over 9 lbs body weight. You can buy Activyl in a single dose, 6 pack or 12 pack. You can find more information on where to purchase here at Activyl Spot-On Flea Treatment.
  • Video: Best of Funny Animal Compilation 2014 Pet Blog
    13 May 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Who doesn't love a funny animal video compilation? This is a best of 2013 and 2014 videos found on Youtube. It is 27 minutes long, but once you start watching it is hard to stop!
  • Important Upcoming Shipping Dates 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 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.
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  • Canine Awarded for Achievements at Border Control in UK

    Ryan O'Meara
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:23 am
    Nine-year-old Labrador Tyke has had an illustrious canine career after being taken on for training as an 11-month-old puppy by Border Force, which carries out immigration and customs controls for people and goods entering the UK. Border Force takes on enthusiastic and energetic abandoned dogs and offers them a fulfilling and happy life. Tyke is […]Canine Awarded for Achievements at Border Control in UK is a post from: Dog News
  • Butcher’s Pet Care Crown Britain’s Champion Pet

    Ryan O'Meara
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:15 pm
    After months of searching for Britain’s Champion Pet, a two-year old Border Terrier named Gracie owned by Aleksandra Bekker from Abington in Northamptonshire, has been crowned the winner. Pet food firm, Butcher’s Pet Care, launched the search on its Facebook page where pet owners were invited to enter a photograph or video of their animal […]Butcher’s Pet Care Crown Britain’s Champion Pet is a post from: Dog News
  • Vets Treating More Pets for Ingesting Human Medication

    Ryan O'Meara
    10 Oct 2014 | 7:38 am
    A new study from Direct Line Pet Insurance reveals that more than three quarters (78 per cent) of vets treated pets that have ingested human medication in the last year. The insurer is calling on owners to be more vigilant and not expose their animals to human medication as it can cause serious illness, or […]Vets Treating More Pets for Ingesting Human Medication is a post from: Dog News
  • FBI To Target Animal Abusers – Should UK Follow Suit?

    Jasmine Kleine
    1 Oct 2014 | 11:55 pm
    The FBI is about to start taking a much greater interest in the people who get their kicks abusing animals. Young people who torture and kill animals are prone to violence against people later in life if it goes unchecked, studies have shown. A new federal category for animal cruelty crimes will help root out […]FBI To Target Animal Abusers – Should UK Follow Suit? is a post from: Dog News
  • Did Premier League Star Make Hefty Donation to Manchester Dogs Home?

    Jasmine Kleine
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Following the tragic blaze that claimed the lives of over 60 dogs at Manchester Dogs Home, the public rallied round by raising over £1m in donations. Now speculation has arisen that one particularly generous contribution may have come from Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli, who it is believed may have given money to a cause that […]Did Premier League Star Make Hefty Donation to Manchester Dogs Home? is a post from: Dog News
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  • Happy Dogs; Walking a Dog for the First Time

    Dan Tiley
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    Whether it’s with a puppy you have sourced from a reputable breeder or dog you have adopted, walking a dog for the very first time is an experience that no owner will forget. This wonderful video of Crunchy the Cavapoo illustrates the sheer joy that a dog gets from taking in the sights and sounds of the great outdoors. Charley’s First Walk In The Park from Animal Friends Insurance on Vimeo. We asked some of our staff to recount what they remember about the first time they took their dog out Read More » The post Happy Dogs; Walking a Dog for the First Time appeared first on…
  • Growing up with Dogs

    Elena Barnard
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:01 am
    For a long time my household couldn’t have a dog, but while I was growing up dogs were always in the picture. I mean this quite literally; you couldn’t take a family photo without a tail in the corner or a furry head appearing somewhere in the shot. My wider family were very close when I was little and we met up a lot so I always felt like my grandparents’ dogs were my dogs too. I remember three dogs from when I was a toddler, Lila (a barrel-shaped Jack Read More » The post Growing up with Dogs appeared first on Animal Friends.
  • IFAW Honours Bravery From Animal World

    Elena Barnard
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:16 am
    Yesterday I went to the IFAW Awards, hosted in the Cholmondeley Room at the House of Lords. The Awards celebrated the achievements and actions of fantastic animal lovers in the UK. Among all of the human recipients of awards for their amazing efforts, we sponsored the award for Animal of the Year. The winner was nine-year-old yellow Labrador, Tyke. As an eleven-month-old puppy Tyke was adopted from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home and began training as a sniffer dog. However, unlike most sniffer dogs you hear of, Tyke doesn’t look Read More » The post IFAW Honours Bravery From Animal World…
  • The Dangerous Dogs Act: What has Changed?

    Elena Barnard
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:16 am
    In 1991 the UK government passed a piece of legislation called The Dangerous Dogs Act. The act was brought into place to try and help reassure a worried public after a spate of dog attacks, particularly involving children. The Act made it illegal to breed or own a Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino or Filo Brasiliero without specific exemption from the court. Even with this special permission the dog must always be muzzled and on a lead in public, registered, insured, neutered/spayed, tattooed and microchipped. They can’t be Read More » The post The Dangerous Dogs Act:…
  • Animal Friends Visits Dogs Trust Salisbury

    Elena Barnard
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:53 am
    On Tuesday 7th October two Animal Friends Pet Insurance employees headed over to Dogs Trust in Salisbury to present a cheque for £1,000 and to learn a little more about the work that goes on at the rescue.   Dogs Trust is the largest dog welfare charity in the UK, caring for around 16,000 dogs a year. Salisbury is one of 19 rehoming centres where dogs are kept and assessed before being rehomed. The charity is committed to never putting a healthy dog down and will do everything they can Read More » The post Animal Friends Visits Dogs Trust Salisbury appeared first on Animal Friends.
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  • Kitty Shita (an Unoriginal Ditty So Bad, You'll Want to Hide It From Small Children)

    Elizabeth Keene
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:13 am
    Because it's my blog, and I can.Note: "Shita" is pronounced she-tah, like cheetah, or pita. In a sentence (using a bad Italian accent): I wonder whether the cheetah, who ate the pita, covers up her shita. By Patrick Bolduan from Tokyo, Japan (Outhouse) [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia CommonsThis post (inspired earlier this week by my cats) is dedicated to all the living beings who poo indoors. Those who poo outdoors, or who are olfactorally (is that a word?) challenged, can feel free to make up their own ditty.(As for the meter, if you were alive and hearing when you were seven, spent any…
  • NWT Custom Artisan Pet Tag, Engraved With 'Tessa' and My Phone # - Buy It Now, OBO

    Elizabeth Keene
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:02 pm
    What have I done?I told my family that I'd decided to change my 15+-year-old cat Tigger's name. After all these years.Why?Because I never got to name her. (She was dumped as a kitten, before I knew her, on a residential construction site, and my future neighbor - who'd been feeding her - had already decided to call her Tigger. When we finally moved into the neighborhood, and I convinced my husband to let me bring Tigger inside forever, I was too worried about offending my neighbor to change it.)But you guys, I've never liked the name Tigger - for my Tigger. It's the name of a bouncing…
  • How to Turn Your Dog Into the Perfect Purse, in One Easy Step! (My BIGGEST Review Ever!)

    Elizabeth Keene
    5 Oct 2014 | 6:54 pm
    1. Ask Mia (at Handmade by Mia, Unique felted creations) to do it for you!You guys!!!And frankly, I'm not sure that size-200 font is big enough to express my true feelings!I sent Mia a photo of Dewi (as I did last Spring with Jon Farleigh).And, look what she did! All the way in Finland! Out of nothing but a pile of wool yarn! IN ONE WEEK!Note: The ginger tabby paw is my accessory. Not that the purse needed one, it's just that my assistant, Bobby Flay, insisted.You do remember the purse Mia made of Jon Farleigh, right?(Yes, same ginger tabby accessory.) Now, I have a complete set, for all…
  • Shuffles in the Sand With Stingrays: My Up-Close Encounter at Stingray City Bahamas

    Elizabeth Keene
    24 Sep 2014 | 1:19 pm
    "Without a doubt, I'd venture that at least 99% of the people, who experienced the stingray encounter with me that day, left with a new (or deeper) appreciation of marine life, and our responsibility to protect it."  - MeOne of the several perks of going on a cruise - I learned last month in the Bahamas - is the option* to go on adventures (or "shore excursions") when the ship is in port. In my last post I told you about one of them - the sharks and slides of Atlantis Aquaventure. But, as crazy-exhilarating as that was, it was the up-close encounter with 40-or-so majestic southern…
  • There're Sharks in These Waters! - 5 Ways to Avoid Jumping Over Them

    Elizabeth Keene
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:20 am
    Alternate titles:I Used Questionable Judgement While on Vacation Last MonthWherein I Address "Jumping the Shark" Both Literally and FigurativelyI Hugged Dug (From the Pixar Film UP) and I Liked ItLittle known fact: I write the titles of all my blog posts before the posts. Sometimes days before. In other words, the creative juices flow from the titles (I don't know why, that's just the way it is). Why this matters: I'm still (as I type) coming up with alternate titles for this post. So, if it (the post) comes out half-baked, I cannot be held responsible. Remember how in elementary…
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  • Are Dogs Seeing Ghosts On The Overtoun Bridge?

    Laurie Kay Olson
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:58 am
    There is something about Scotland that makes it a land of many mysteries and ghost stories. The myth of Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster, barely scratches the surface. One place that defies explanation is the Overtoun Bridge, near the town of Milton in the burgh of Dumbarton. It is also known as the "dog suicide bridge" due to the number of dogs that have leaped to their deaths from its heights.
  • Meet Banye, The Cute Surprised Cat Who Puts The O In OMG

    Creature Features
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Shock & aww? That seems to describe Banye, a gray & white cat from Shanghai, China, who appears to be surprised by everything, all of the time. Banye's owner has enjoyed both Banye and the never ending series of double-takes he provokes in public since he was just a tiny kitten.
  • How Ripple The Weather Dog Found A Home

    Laurie Kay Olson
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:13 am
    Weatherman Mike Sobel of Global News, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, has been bringing shelter dogs on the air with him for the past 15 years to promote adoption got a little more than he bargained for last week. He invited Ripple, a mastiff mix, to join him on the air. Ripple was very excited and his performance, or rather lack thereof, has made him a media sensation. It also found the rambunctious dog a home.
  • Lost African Grey Parrot's Tale Has Linguistic Twist

    Laurie Kay Olson
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:13 am
    Four years ago an African Grey Parrot named Nigel went missing from his home in Southern California where he lived with transplanted Brit Darren Chick. By the time Nigel made it home again this month his own British accent had vanished and he now speaks Spanish. Where he had been during those intervening years is a mystery and he now keeps asking "what happened?" in Spanish.
  • Rainforest Creature Big Like Puppy, But No Webmaster

    Ron Callari
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:37 am
    Their leg span reaches nearly a foot and they weigh almost 6 ounces. That’s the size of a young puppy. Their tips and claws make a thundering sound when they walk, not unlike a horse’s hooves hitting the the trail, and the barbed bristles that cover its abdomen can injure potential attackers.
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  • Howling Halloween Ideas & Safety Tips For Dogs

    29 Oct 2014 | 5:47 am
    Maggie It’s that time of year again! It’s the time that your peep starts eying you with gleeful eyes and a devilish look on their face. They are no longer looking at you as their lovable dog, no, they are sizing you up and thinking of how to make you look ridiculous, parade you around and then share that photo to all their friends! What’s a dog to do? Well we love our peeps, so considering it’s only once a year, we grin and bear it, and hopefully get a few treats out of it. Besides it’s a loving and safe thing to do, however Halloween can be a nightmare, and can…
  • TooferMe -Lead Me Any Which Way You Choose

    28 Oct 2014 | 10:13 am
    Maggie Leads, leads, leads, I love them, and I do have quiet a few. I have leads that can get mucky, fancy leads for going out to visit friends, and leads that are colourful and express my waggly nature.  And now we have just added TooferOne to my collection. My peep thought it was a great idea to add to the mix for two reasons. 1.Sometimes my BFF (Best Furry Friend) comes and stays with me, and when we go for walks my peep usually needs two leads. But with the TooferMe, she can double it up and walk both of us on one lead, because the lead is nice and long, in fact its 10 feet long, so…
  • Pooch & Mutt Move Easy Review & Giveaway

    27 Oct 2014 | 9:35 am
    Maggie I don’t know if you have heard, but those clever dogs at Pooch & Mutt have a new range of dog food made with wholesome goodness. Just like there tasty treats, they’ve made an ethical,  natural, grain free, complete dog food range tailored to your dog’s needs. Each specially formulated dog food will help aid your dog’s special requirements. Now if you’re a dog with stinky breath, Fresh Breath will do the trick,  need to lose a few pounds then Slim & Slender is for you.  Anxious or excitable, well a nice bowl of Calm & Relax will make you feel…
  • Doggy Hair-We Love It [Book Review]

    24 Oct 2014 | 7:08 am
    Maggie Doggy hair is a part of every dog owner’s life. In my home I am proud to say that my dog fur blankets every surface of my home and my peep is never fully dressed without a fluff or two of my silky doggy hair gracing her clothing! It’s a dog lover’s way of life, and I’ve heard my peep chat about it with her fellow people pack on how best to get rid of it, or at lease minimize it to a bearable standard. So when our good friend Bobbi Evenson told us about a little book about Doggy Hair, we we’re really excited to read it. Doggy Hair is a fun children’s…
  • Pooch Passengers Wanted: Enter to Win & Help Manchester Dogs’ Home

    23 Oct 2014 | 5:44 am
    Maggie As a veteran pooch passenger, I wanted to share a great giveaway that is happening right now! #PoochPassenger is here!  We all love taking our dogs on the road, and we also like to give back to dog’s that need our help. Also there is nothing sweeter than a wag n’ pooch cruising the open roads off to great adventures! The Car Buying Service is celebrating by giving  a £50 Pets at Home voucher to a lucky winner, plus they are also going to donate £1 to Manchester Dogs’ Home for every entry they receive* All you have to do is show us your #PoochPassenger. How to Enter…
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  • Nine ways to keep your cat indoors and prevent the escape

    Signe &#38; Maris Munkevics
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Photo britta heise, CC BY 2.0 Keeping your cat indoors may seem an impossible task if you are like most cat owners. When you go out, when you come home, or when you try to let fresh air in, your cat is already there and scoots right out at the first possibility. In some cases, you may not even notice him. In this article, you are going to learn nine techniques to keep your cat indoors and prevent him running out the door, window, or chimney! It’s likely you’ll be able to use one or two of these techniques but not all of them – it’s not even possible to do that! Make it…
  • How to avoid hyperthyroidism in cats

    Signe &#38; Maris Munkevics
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Last week, we talked about the signs of hyperthyroidism in cats and possible treatments. In today’s article, you are going to learn about the possible causes of hyperthyroidism and ways to avoid this dangerous disease. Hyperthyroidism in cats happens due to autonomously hyper-functioning nodules or benign (or, rarely, cancerous) tumors on the thyroid gland. And, as with most similar conditions, the true cause is very hard to identify, mostly because such conditions do not develop overnight. Causes of hyperthyroidism in cats Currently, there are several theories about potential causes of…
  • How to stop a cat from waking you up at night

    Signe &#38; Maris Munkevics
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Is this what you see early in the morning? It’s been a while now, but our cat used to wake us up at 4 a.m. every night. At the exact same time. Actually, we also did exactly the same thing every night – we gave her canned food. It was a lovely solution, because we could get back to sleep a few minutes later. But it kept happening each and every night – again, and again, and again …. Feel familiar? It may also occur differently. Your cat may wake you because he wants to get outside; he may wake you early in the morning because the night is too long to wait; or he may wake you just…
  • Would you recognize signs of hyperthyroidism in cats?

    Signe &#38; Maris Munkevics
    6 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Hyperthyroidism is a condition caused by a high metabolism due to the increased production of thyroid hormones. Thyroid hormones are produced by the thyroid gland. The main function of the thyroid gland is to regulate metabolism, although the hormones it produces are involved in almost all the functions of your cat’s body, including breathing, heartbeat, sleep regulation and the reproductive system. Extreme weight loss, in spite of increased appetite, is among the most common signs of hyperthyroidism in cats. Hyperthyroidism is among the most common diseases in middle-aged and older cats,…
  • Should you avoid meat by products in the cat food?

    Signe &#38; Maris Munkevics
    2 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Meat byproducts are neither bad nor good. They are just everything of animal origin that is not meat. More and more sources recommend avoiding meat byproducts in our pets’ food. They say we should check whether meat is the first ingredient and avoid grain and meat byproducts on the label. But is this true? Let’s talk about what byproducts are, whether byproducts are bad and whether you should avoid byproducts in your cat’s food. To avoid confusion, let’s first make this clear: Cat food must contain byproducts, but you should avoid unidentified meat byproducts in cat food. Why?
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    Baby Pug

  • Dog Halloween Costumes

    4 Oct 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Have You Thought About Getting A Halloween Costume For Your Dog? One of the great things about owning a pug, is dressing them up sometimes and with Halloween just around the corner… I thought it would be fun to have a look at some of the fantastic dog Halloween costumes available. After all… when it’s time for trick or treating, you want your little pug to get their fair share of dog treats! There are loads of gorgeous costumes available this year and you’ll be able to have a lot of  fun on Halloween night, watching the reaction people have to your pug’s…
  • Choosing The Right Baby Pug To Match Your Personality

    19 Aug 2012 | 10:24 pm
    Once you have found a reputable breeder, the next thing is choosing the baby pug who is right for you. You really need to choose a puppy who will suit your personality and situation. If you live in a household full of children and other pets you are better to go for a lively, confident puppy. The puppy that comes running up to check you out as soon as you arrive, would probably be a good choice. You want a puppy that will be tough enough and confident enough to handle the chaos. If you are a quite stay at home sort of person who lives on their own, then the quite shy puppy who hides in the…
  • Pug Proofing Your Home

    18 Aug 2012 | 12:58 am
    Baby pugs, just like all puppies, are naturally curious when they arrive somewhere new. Therefore it is important that you pug proof your home, before the arrival of your new baby pug. The best thing to do is get down at pug puppy eye level and look for all things that may be a problem. Pugs love to chew on things, so the first thing you want to do is put everything that you value such as shoes and toys out of reach. They will also chew on electrical cords, so it is a good idea to tape cables and cords together where possible and spray with a pet chew deterrent spray.  It is also a good idea…
  • Preparing For The Arrival Of Your New Baby Pug

    14 Aug 2012 | 9:56 pm
    Bringing home a new baby pug is very exciting… however you do need to be prepared. Here are a few things you are going to need for your new arrival. * A Collar And a Leash or Harness : I recommend a harness for safety. Baby pugs can be very wriggly and they are top heavy because of their big heads. Having a harness on can make it easier to handle them and safer because you have something extra to hold on to. * ID Tag For Their Collar : Just in case your precious new pup goes missing * Dishes For Food and Water : I recommend stainless steel dishes for easier cleaning. And elevated…
  • Bringing Home Your New Baby Pug

    11 Aug 2012 | 8:25 pm
    Bringing home a new baby pug is so exciting… however, you have to remember, for your new little pug it may be a bit overwhelming. You need to take things slowly and ease your new little puppy into their new surroundings. If you have any other dogs, or cats, the first thing you need to do is introduce them to your new puppy. They need to be closely supervised while they check each other out, just in case they get a bit rough with each other. If they do become rough, then separate them and try again later. Given a bit of time, they will likely become good friends. Next, you need to…
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    Old Maid Cat Lady

  • Rodent Ulcer in Cats

    17 Oct 2014 | 7:35 am
    Feline Health Spotlight: Rodent Ulcer in CatsToward the end of her life, my little Vixen developed a lesion on her lower jaw. It didn't seem to bother her, but looked awful! The place would occasionally fill up with blood, then burst and scab over. But it never went away.I never did figure out what that lesion was, despite a trip to the vet. But a recent post about a similar condition on Facebook prompted me to do more research and see if that was what she had. I'm convinced that it was. So here's the scoop on it!What is Rodent Ulcer?Also called feline indolent ulcer, this condition is found…
  • Product Review: Jackson Galaxy Cat Crawl from Petmate

    22 Sep 2014 | 7:20 am
    Review: Cat Crawl from Jackson Galaxy's new Petmate lineThe video I shot was a little dark; fault me for not turning on lights in a room when I could see just fine, but my camera couldn't! But you can still (sort of) see from the photo above that The Golden Boys were quite fascinated by the new Cat Crawl in Jackson Galaxy's line of cat toys from Petmate. If you'd like to see the video of them playing in the Cat Crawl, you can watch it here.Jackson is known for his Animal Planet show, "My Cat From Hell" and also for his advocacy for cats. His "Cat Mojo" philosophy is built around six basic…
  • Spotlight: Plasma Cell Pododermatitis (Pillow Foot)

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

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

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

  • Canine Gourmet: World’s 1st Udon for Dogs!

    13 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Is your dog tired of the same kibble diet day after day? Does he/she need a little variety? Well, look no further, Japan has recently introduced the World’s 1st udon noodle for dogs! Udon maker... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The CUTEST Halloween COSTUMES for DOGS 2014!

    6 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    While many of us may be planning our outfits this year, how about our furry friends and family members? From elaborate costumes to the simple and classic, creativity is among us. To get you inspired,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Behind the Glass Mirror: Dogs Give Feedback at Focus Group

    29 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Focus groups are often thought of as sterile meeting places where people gather to give their belief, opinions and perceptions on products and services. But what happens when the respondents are... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Infographic: Origins of Designer Dogs

    24 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    So how do you get a Pugalier? Or even a Morkie? Celebrities such as Jessica Simpson, Ashley Judd and Jake Gyllenhaal have all contributed to the popularity of designer dogs as proud owners of some... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Unleashed: Seth Casteel’s Underwater Puppies

    15 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Since the release of Seth Casteel's photo book "Underwater Dogs" back in 2012, the adorable images of dogs paddling underwater became a new iconic symbol in the Pet World. The images... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Understanding gerbil behaviour

    31 Oct 2014 | 2:08 am
    Gerbils are interesting pets to watch, many gerbil owners can let the hours pass away watching them move around their cage. Generally speaking they interact with each other and us in a curious and sometimes playful manor. We can often get stuck wondering exactly why gerbils are doing some specific things, and what certain behaviours mean. In this article we cover a breakdown of the mo...
  • The known factors that contribute to canine temperament and behaviour

    31 Oct 2014 | 2:01 am
    When it comes to buying or adopting a new puppy or adult dog, it can seem as if the whole process comes down to a simple case of pot luck in terms of what their core temperament turns out to be, and how they are likely to behave well. While this is in some ways true, on the other hand, there are a whole range of known factors that affect the ultimate temperament and behavioural norms of any giv...
  • How can you assess your dog’s quality of life?

    29 Oct 2014 | 2:03 am
    There is a huge world of difference between simply surviving and truly living, and this is what we generally refer to as quality of life. Quality of life is what makes life worth living, and it means not only being physically alive in itself, but how worthwhile and enjoyable or otherwise that life is; for instance, if a dog is in constant, severe pain, has very limited mobility, canno...
  • How to Stop Other Cats Coming Through Your Cat Flap

    29 Oct 2014 | 1:24 am
    Cat flaps make life so much easier for many people because having one fitted on a kitchen or other door, allows for our feline friends to come and go as they please. You can keep your pet in for the night when needed, especially when things might get a bit noisy outside whether it's Halloween, bomb fire night or over the festive season, by simply locking the flap so pussy cat can't get ...
  • Why Some Dogs Hate Going for a Walk in the Dark

    29 Oct 2014 | 1:16 am
    A lot of dogs aren't that keen on going for walks in the dark which means as the nights start to draw in, taking a canine companion out in the evening can be a little problematic. It's usually sound-sensitive breeds that are most affected although all dogs if they've found themselves in a scary situation at night can show a real reluctance to go outside at night. However, some dogs ...
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    McLean Puppy Chronicles

  • Play, Nap and Repeat

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:37 am
    By FredCorky and Jam napped together and got into such a complicated pile that, because of my inadequate photography skills and Corky's dark coat, I needed to caption. I'm sure this couldn't have been comfortable for either of them, but they continued to nap this way for quite a while.A picture of Jam sleeping, using Corky's head as a pillow.Last night Corky had a fun puppy kindergarten class at Cathy Saunders' place and with our friend John Bauer running the class and doing an excellent job. At the end we gathered all the puppies together on a screened porch and let them loose to play with…
  • First Week of School

    CD McLean
    19 Oct 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Corky, our Southeastern guide dog puppy in training, had a slow first week of school.  He will be five months old this Monday, but even so, we wanted to take it slow with him at school and not rush things.  He is a sensitive soul.On the way into work we pass by a fountain.  As we got near, the splashing of the fountain got louder and louder.  Corky stopped. He looked around."It's ok." I said and tried a "Let's go." But Corky was still analyzing the situation.  I waited with him. Finally he looked up at me.  "Ok?""Let's go." We started off towards the library.
  • Corky's First Bath

    CD McLean
    14 Oct 2014 | 1:35 pm
    There are some big events in a boy's life.  Events when you just need to man up and get clean. One of those events is going to school.  Corky will be going to school tomorrow and he needs to be smelling nice for the ladies.  That means, he needs a bath.Fred takes Corky outside and starts lathering him up.Corky was a real trooper.  Fred is running the hose down Corky's back.  Corky's head hangs down.He got a bath like a real outdoorsman.  Corky looks in despair for some help, but doesn't see any.No yelling or screaming or whining.  Just standing firm and…
  • Home Depot and Clowns

    CD McLean
    4 Oct 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Corky had a Southeastern Guide Dogs Puppy Raiser meeting this morning at Home Depot. Home Depot was having a safety expo for kids, which was a great exposure for dogs as it had lots of things going on.Close-up shot of Corky Now, Corky is still a little guy, so we stayed mostly in our area and just let Corky do a little meet and greet.  But he did get to hear the sirens of the fire engines because they were right next to us.Roger specifically wanted a shot of him helping with the orange table cloth. He did an excellent job folding! We had two pop up tents, so we had plenty of…
  • A True Music Lover

    23 Sep 2014 | 2:29 pm
    By FredOne thing I've come to accept is that dogs don't care for my piano playing. For years and years our dogs have consistently snubbed me, usually by leaving the room at the first note. A few would literally boo me and howl before they walked out. Even our good-natured guide dog puppies have run politely into the kitchen to escape.Then Jam came along. As a little puppy he sat patiently while I played and would gaze up at me as if to say I really love that. But the fact is that Jam hates to be alone. He hates it so much that he will put up with anything. The look he gives me probably…
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    Dog With Blog

  • Say No to Crackers!

    Abhishek Joshi
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
    Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - The world as the dogs sees it.The crackers emit the worst kind of gases and increase air pollution by 30 per cent. The toxic air is not only dangerous for those suffering from pulmonary diseases, but it also causes breathing problems in others. 40 per cent of those who suffer injuries during Diwali are children below the age of 14, and […]The post Say No to Crackers! appeared first on Dog With Blog.
  • The other side of Kasol – India’s drug capital

    Abhishek Joshi
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:11 am
    Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - The world as the dogs sees it.“That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald Patient as pregnancy, the bumpy ride from Manali to Manikaran is punctuated by the gurgle of Parvati River and calls of the wild.  Somewhere […]The post The other side of Kasol – India’s drug capital appeared first on Dog With Blog.
  • Movie Review | Red Dog

    Abhishek Joshi
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:23 am
    Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - The world as the dogs sees it.At the entrance to the Australian mining town of Dampier, a bronze statue stands tall in honour of the legendary Red Dog who acquired a cult status in the region (quite like Greyfriar’s Bobby in Scotland) for bringing the community together when such a notion hadn’t existed in the mine town. In the late 1990s, […]The post Movie Review | Red Dog appeared first on Dog With Blog.
  • Yudhisthira’s dog – Tale from Mahabharat

    Abhishek Joshi
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:46 am
    Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - The world as the dogs sees it.Lost to translations and god men, epics have often been misconstrued at the hands of perpetrators. It comes as a no brainer, however, that all the pious texts in essence speak of the same human values.  Once in a while, we also come across tales concocting humans and animals in a benign light. That for […]The post Yudhisthira’s dog – Tale from Mahabharat appeared first on Dog With Blog.
  • Dog v/s Arnab Goswami

    Abhishek Joshi
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:19 am
    Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - The world as the dogs sees it.Transcript of Arnab Goswami’s famous interview (aptly titled Dog v/s Arnab Goswami in popular media coverage) with the renowned scholar and author Dr. Chunnu Dev Murthy who has just released his best seller – The Idiot I live with. Dr. Chunnu Dev Murthy was born a few years ago in the city of Mysore, India. […]The post Dog v/s Arnab Goswami appeared first on Dog With Blog.
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    Augie March: King of Doodles

  • Duck Love

    24 Oct 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Do ducks fall in love? Do they become attached to each other? How can we humans tell if ducks have the same types of emotions we do and/or how do we know how complex duck relationships (both friendships and love affairs) really are?
  • O How Long It's Been

    23 Oct 2014 | 7:26 pm
    Time flies when you're reorganizing your entire life. Well, just about the entire thing. Most of it, anyway. Was the last post really in 2012? Such a long time has passed, especially in duck years. Even more has happened. Where to begin is the most difficult question.Since the last post, we have both gained and lost friends. The duck routines have changed immensely and many duckyard and duckhouse practices have been revamped. We've faced and conquered rodents and illnesses. Overcome disabilities and feasted on plenty of organic tomatoes.Sofiya, Bee, Mallaidh, Nora-Luka and Lukas.One of the…
  • A Question of Waterfowl Down

    17 Dec 2012 | 6:54 pm
    For many of us the winter months are cold. We struggle to stay warm in cold climates where there's snow, ice and relentless wind. You know--the kind of wind that seems to know the way in through your sleeves and up under the tails of your jacket. So, we go to the mall or the local mercantile and try on numerous winter jackets. Some are too small, some too large, some just make us look like robots...and finally we find one that's so comfortable and warm. When we feel it and squish the material it seems so soft, yet heavy and we know we'll never be cold again.But wait!In our frenzy to find…
  • Louise, my pet duck, when she was a duckling

    8 Dec 2012 | 7:08 pm
  • Lukas The Rescue Duck Falls In Love With Sofiya

    6 Dec 2012 | 8:19 pm
    Lukas has a long story. He was raised by a family, the story goes, who had a lot of small children and dogs. Ducks are social just like people, so he attached himself to the dogs. This didn't work out well, because when mating season came around he tried to mate with the dogs and, reportedly, was bitten. Fortunately, he was rescued and taken to Santa Barbara where he awaited a forever home, preferably somewhere where there weren't any dogs, since his infatuation predisposed him to being bitten.Lukas has two moms in Spokane, Washington--one he stays with full-time and another who brings…
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    Hannah the Pet Society

  • Halloween Treats and Tips for Your Pet!

    The Hannah Team
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:11 pm
      Halloween is just a few days away!  And that means candy, knocks at the door, families and children in outrageous costumes and of course, Pets dressed as superheroes, hot dogs, butterflies and cows.   Nothing is quite as cute as a pug dressed as a princess.  Or a Bassett hound in Yoda ears.  But with the fun and surprises that the evening is sure to provide, there are a few very important reminders, which every Pet parent should keep in mind as they prepare to stock up on sweets and welcome the neighborhood kids to the door with tricks and treats.   -          The…
  • Tricks, Treats, Doorbells and Barking

    The Hannah Team
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:32 am
     There are certain times of year that can drive a dog (and a Pet parent) absolutely crazy!  With so many loud bangs and cracks, one of those times is Independence Day, which can cause severe anxiety in dogs.  Another is New Year’s Eve for the same reason. Another is Halloween, which is nearly upon us. Many dogs have a bad habit of barking uncontrollably when the doorbell rings or someone knocks.  This can be particularly troublesome when you have multiple visitors approaching your home, offering a trick or a treat! If your dog is particularly sensitive to the summoning of the door, you…
  • The Importance of Preventative Care

    The Hannah Team
    8 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    We all want what’s best for our families.  For our children, that means the best diet, the highest levels of nutrition, regular medical and dental check-ups, the best education possible and regular exercise.  We want the same for our Pets!  We want them to live long, happy, healthy lives. We can help make this happen by practicing a few preventative care habits that will have immeasurable benefits for our Pets and the relationship we have with them. Below are five basic steps that every Pet parent can follow to provide the best and healthiest life for their Pets: Your Pet’s diet is the…
  • Your Cat wants Play Time Too!

    The Hannah Team
    25 Sep 2014 | 9:21 am
    We love our dogs.  And our rabbits and Guinea pigs!  But this week, we thought we’d take some time to focus on those other furry members of that Hannah family, our cats! There was a time when cat parents allowed their feline Pets to prowl the neighborhood freely during the day, coming in at night to eat and seek shelter, only to return to wilds of Main Street in the morning. These days most of us know that cats are safer, healthier and happier indoors; free from the dangers of dogs, cars, poisonous plants & berries and getting lost or stolen. At Hannah, we encourage all of our Pet…
  • Hannah’s Pet Aptitude Test Helps Prevent Dog Bites

    The Hannah Team
    8 Sep 2014 | 10:51 am
     The Pet Aptitude Test (PAT) is an innovative Pet screening process developed by Hannah the Pet Society to learn specific characteristics of each Hannah Pet.  Every Pet who joins the Hannah family is tested for aggression and sociability with other Pets, strangers, and little ones.  They are also tested for object and food guarding, cooperativity and training motivation.  According to Hannah’s Chief Behaviorist Dr. Tripp, “the PAT is patterned after the S.A.T. (Scholastic Aptitude Test), measuring the aptitude of the Pet to be compatible with the new Pet parent.  It tests…
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    Two Little Cavaliers

  • Strawberry Freezer Pops Keep Your Dog Hydrated

    Felissa Elfenbein
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:06 am
    Strawberry Freezer Pops Keep Your Dog Hydrated Strawberry Freezer Pops Keep Your Dog Hydrated These simple pops are great to keep on hand during the winter. I know it seems weird to feed frozen food to your dog when it is so cold outside but that is the reason your dog needs help staying hydrated. When the weather dips and the heat […] Two Little Cavaliers - Helping Dog Owners and their Dogs Live the Life They Deserve
  • Ways to Show Your Dogs You Love Them

    Felissa Elfenbein
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Ways to Show Your Dogs You Love Them Ways to Show Your Dogs You Love Them Are you looking for ways to show your dogs you love them? These tips are small and easy ways to show your dog he is special, and to thank him for being part of your life! Take a look at how to get started. 1. Bake some […] Two Little Cavaliers - Helping Dog Owners and their Dogs Live the Life They Deserve
  • Inspire Us Tuesdays – Find Your Inspiration

    Felissa Elfenbein
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Inspire Us Tuesdays – Find Your Inspiration Inspire Us Tuesdays – Find Your Inspiration Welcome to Inspire Us Tuesday #14! We are so glad you are here to party with us again this week! Last week our party grew to #124 amazing links! We are so glad you have taken our idea to heart and continued to share your inspiring links with […] Two Little Cavaliers - Helping Dog Owners and their Dogs Live the Life They Deserve
  • 5 Ways You Can Help at Your Local Animal Shelter

    Felissa Elfenbein
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:08 pm
    5 Ways You Can Help at Your Local Animal Shelter 5 Ways You Can Help at Your Local Animal Shelter Do you have a soft spot for dogs looking for their forever home? If so, you might be wondering how you can help. Animal shelters are always looking for volunteers, which is a great way to get your family active. Take a look at some […] Two Little Cavaliers - Helping Dog Owners and their Dogs Live the Life They Deserve
  • Healthy Dogs From The Inside Out #WholeBodyHealth

    Felissa Elfenbein
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:45 am
    Healthy Dogs From The Inside Out #WholeBodyHealth Healthy Dogs From The Inside Out #WholeBodyHealth For Cavalier King Charles Spaniels when it comes to finding healthy dogs to become members of your family it all starts with Genetics. Properly bred and genetically tested parents can lead to years and years of love from your new puppy. Finding a puppy from a breeder that […] Two Little Cavaliers - Helping Dog Owners and their Dogs Live the Life They Deserve
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    K9 Instinct - Dog Nutritionist in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. K9 Instinct Blog! Dog Nutrition consultations online! - Blog

  • Homemade Dog Toothpaste Recipe

    23 Oct 2014 | 7:34 am
    Oral health is of vital importance for our dogs, especially for seniors. Dental disease can cause secondary infections in the blood, a weakened immune system, susceptibility to disease and illness as well as tooth decay and loss. Human toothpaste is dangerous for dogs and contains ingredients that can make them ill and cause issues with their kidneys and liver.  Toothpaste for dogs that you can buy at pet stores can be expensive and may contain questionable ingredients and chemical additives. A homemade toothpaste is a healthy, safe herbal mixture that has plenty of health benefits and…
  • Turmeric For Dogs

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:02 am
    Turmeric root (also known as curcumin) is a world renowned spice that is one of the most thoroughly researched plants in existence today. Used most commonly in cooking, turmeric is also used medicinally to treat a wide variety of conditions and alleviate certain symptoms. Turmeric is recognized by its rich orange color and earthy scent, being a member of the ginger family. Used heavily in Eastern food, Asian food and Chinese medicine - the highly potent benefits of turmeric have been studied for many decades. While turmeric has the ability to heal our pets in many different ways, it is…
  • Turkey and Sweet Potato Dog Cookie Recipe (Only 2 ingredients!)

    15 Oct 2014 | 2:17 pm
    There is no need to worry about pet treat recalls when you are baking healthy, wholesome homemade dog treats right at home! This homemade turkey and sweet potato dog cookie recipe is both inexpensive and super easy to make! With only 2 ingredients, your pet's health and your wallet are getting all the benefits!This homemade dog treat recipe is super simple! All you need is flour (whole wheat or all purpose) and organic dog-friendly baby food! That's right: baby food! Baby food is very inexpensive, super healthy (should contain no junk and useless fillers) and easy to use! While you can use…
  • 6 Ways to Help Your Dog Live Longer!

    7 Oct 2014 | 10:15 am
    We love our dogs so much that we consider them members of our family! It is because of that deep bond - that lifelong friendship - that we strive to provide the best care we can so that we can help them live as long as possible. While their precious time with us will never be long enough, we CAN be proactive about doing what we can to extend their life and keep them healthy, fit and strong well into their senior years!Here are six ways you can help your dog live a long and healthy life! Diet and nutrition is first and foremost your best opportunity to create health and vigor in your dog. The…
  • Tips for feeding your sick dog!

    5 Oct 2014 | 9:51 am
    Sick dogs require special care, and feeding a sick dog can often be a problematic time. When our dogs are sick they usually lose their appetite and respond poorly to meals by vomiting, having diarrhea, or refusing meals altogether. There are a lot of things we can do to encourage our dogs to eat sick-friendly meals and feel better faster!When your dog is sick, you must focus on three things: monitoring their condition for rapid decline that requires veterinarian attention, providing nutritious meals that are easy on the stomach and keeping your dog hydrated! When it comes to feeding your sick…
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    That Reptile Blog

  • Arachnids and Herps: A Zookeeper’s Scary Halloween Stories

    Frank Indiviglio
    28 Oct 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Each Halloween, I think back to the close calls I’ve had during a lifetime of work in zoos and the field. I suppose some, such as narrow escapes from a Kodiak Bear and an enraged King Cobra, would qualify as “near death experiences.” Others, i.e. wrestling huge Green Anacondas from Venezuelan swamps and mixing it up with a giant, wild-caught Reticulated Python, were dangerous but manageable, and have provided me with ample fodder for “war stories”.   I’ll summarize a few of these today. I’d also like to highlight Windscorpions, Hellbenders and other creatures that appear to be…
  • Reptiles and Amphibians in Outdoor Pens or Ponds: Preparing for Winter

    Frank Indiviglio
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:10 am
    Uploaded to Wikipedia Commons by Nowis I’ve always enjoyed keeping my herp pets, and those I’ve cared for in zoos, in outdoor ponds and exhibits. I see a wider variety of behaviors and have better breeding results, and the access to natural sunlight and wild insects is very beneficial for the animals. The arrival of winter, however, ends the fun and brings special challenges. Today I’ll cover indoor and outdoor hibernation of terrestrial and aquatic turtles and frogs, and review what to do if you wish to keep your pets active year-round.   General Considerations Hibernation is…
  • Exciting New Exotic Animal Displays in our Reptile Room

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:12 am
    In the Reptile Room section of our Lancaster, Pennsylvania retail store, our expert staff is always creating new and exciting displays.  These amazing displays rarely get the exposure they deserve – so we wanted to take a moment and highlight their extraordinary work on That Reptile Blog. Check them out below or stop by our store and see for yourself!   Mantella Tank This display features the unique Mantella frog (Mantella ebenaui) in a 40 gallon Marineland Perfecto aquarium.  The brown variety of this rare frog is native to Madagascar.  The landscape includes river rock gravel,…
  • My Experiences with Snake Necked Turtles in Zoos and at Home

    Frank Indiviglio
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:09 am
    Uploaded to Wikipedia Commons by Sam Fraser-Smith Among the Snake Necked Turtles of the family Chelidae we find some of the world’s most unique and effective reptilian predators. I’ve had the good fortune of knowing many, including a few that were newly-described; all have been fascinating to keep. From the massive Giant Snake Neck (Chelodina expansa), which snatches fish with blinding speed, to the bizarre Mata Mata (Chelus fimbriatus), which sucks them down like a vacuum cleaner, all have their surprises and secrets. While many are suited only for experienced keepers with room to spare,…
  • Endangered Species Notes: Missing Frogs Found, Others Feared Extinct

    Frank Indiviglio
    14 Oct 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Uploaded to Wikipedia Commons by SathyabhamaDasBiju In 2010, 33 teams of researchers set out across 21 countries to search for the hundreds of amphibian species that may have been driven to extinction in recent years. A “100 Most Wanted” and a “10 Ten” list was compiled, and the public’s help was sought. Now, 4 years later, we have both discouraging and promising news, with some lost species “resurrected”, several new ones described, and no sign at all of many.   I’ve written about the global amphibian decline, spurred by an emerging disease (Chytrid fungus outbreak),…
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    About Doggies

  • What Can You Feed Your Dog if You Are Out of Dog Food?

    About Doggies
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:48 am
    You ran out of dog food and, for one reason or another, cannot go to the store at the moment and buy more. I’m sure you have a perfectly reasonable explanation for this, but does your dog care? No! Your dog still expects food. Now you’re wondering what you can feed your dog. Well, don’t worry! In addition to their... Read more →
  • Can Dogs Eat Spinach?

    About Doggies
    26 Oct 2014 | 12:52 am
    Spinach is one of those cancer-fighting super-foods that every person should regularly incorporate into his or her diet. But what about dogs? Is spinach good for dogs as well? Can dogs even eat spinach? A number of websites claim that spinach is safe and even good for dogs to eat. Unfortunately, we’ve failed to find a reliable source confirming these... Read more →
  • Can Dogs Eat Sesame Seeds?

    About Doggies
    7 Oct 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Sesame seeds are a great source of protein, Omega 6 fatty acids and antioxidants. Undoubtedly, sesame seeds are good for you, unless you are allergic to them. The question is though, are sesame seeds safe to share with your dog? Can dogs eat sesame seeds? Sesame seeds are not on Pet Poison Helpline’s list of things that are poisonous to... Read more →
  • Can Dogs Eat Skittles?

    About Doggies
    28 Sep 2014 | 11:46 pm
    If you or your kids like Skittles, you might like to know whether it would be safe to occasionally give a few of these candies to the family dog as well. So, can dogs eat Skittles? In short, Skittles are not toxic to dogs, but it’s still best not to give your dog Skittles or any other candy. Skittles Are... Read more →
  • Is Dramamine Safe for Dogs

    About Doggies
    24 Sep 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Dramamine is an over-the-counter drug used to treat nausea, vomiting and dizziness caused by motion sickness. Motion sickness or travel sickness as it’s also known as affects a lot of people, but not only people, unfortunately, dogs and other animals can get motion sick as well. If your dog is suffering from motion sickness even the shortest car ride from... Read more →
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    Jusani Culture blogs

  • Walking the Road to a New Life

    28 Oct 2014 | 7:46 pm
    A walk with your dog may not seem like a big deal; it’s probably just a part of your daily routine. But for a shelter dog, a walk can be life changing. Walking is not only great exercise for a shelter dog; it also allows the dog to get out his energy and even relieve his stress – allowing his true personality to shine – making for better visits with potential adopters. read more
  • Improving The World One Paw At A Time

    22 Oct 2014 | 6:54 pm
    Jusani Culture has made a name for itself by supporting small businesses as well as assisting organizations with raising funds to better the world for us and our furry pals. read more
  • Halloween Pet Costume Contest!

    19 Oct 2014 | 5:41 pm
    Do you have a Halloween costume picked out for your pet? We want to see it! Share a picture of your pet in his/her Halloween costume with us via Facebook or Twitter through November 1 at 8:30pm ET and you could win a Two Dog Farms custom pet bowl, handcrafted exclusively for our Be a Hero Campaign to benefit the Two Dog Farms Korean Jindo rescue! Keep reading for the official rules.   read more
  • The Bravest Animals in History

    19 Oct 2014 | 5:08 pm
    I bet you know plenty of people who have rescued dogs from the shelter. But how often do you think about dogs rescuing people? Whether it’s 9/11, burning buildings, or even Timmy in the well, dogs have proven themselves to be wonderfully adept at saving us. read more
  • You Probably Didn’t Know This: Stores that Allow Dogs

    19 Oct 2014 | 4:15 pm
    People have strange relationships with their dogs. My mother referred to each of my childhood dogs (three yellow labs: Deacon, Minot, and Skipper) as her “Best Boy,” which was bizarre for me. For example, Skipper managed to NOT pee on the rug during the night – ONE night – and my mom practically starts cutting up old magazines for some parade-type confetti. read more
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    The Labrador Site

  • 5 Ways to Improve your Bond with your Labrador

    30 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Today’s article is by writer & Labrador enthusiast, Lucy Easton. Labradors have a fabulous reputation for being good natured. And this is well-earned. Most Labs love to spend time with their human family, giving as much affection as they receive. However, this is not true for everyone. Just like people, some dogs are  more reserved than others. Or bouncier and therefore more prone to distration. This can mean that despite their happy dispositions, some of us can feel a little less connected to our Labradors than we would like. Fortunately, there are some simple ways to strengthen…
  • No more jumping up: how to stop your Labrador leaping all over you and your visitors

    27 Oct 2014 | 12:49 am
    An awful lot of people struggle with trying to stop their Labradors from jumping up on people. And a great many of them give up the battle. Jumping up is a behaviour that typically sneaks up on you. After all, a three month old Labrador puppy is simply cute when he stands on his little hind legs and puts his paws on your knee. The problems begin to arise when your labrador reaches six or seven months old. Jumping up is just playing – isn’t it? An adult Labrador can weigh seventy to eighty pounds or more. Even if you don’t much mind your best friend resting his paws on your…
  • Emergency First Aid Kit for Labradors

    23 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Today’s article is by Labrador enthusiast and writer, Lucy Easton. We all try our very best to keep our lovely Labradors safe from harm, at all times. But accidents happen, even to the most careful of us. These days most of us carry a family first aid kit in the car. Why not sit another kit for your dog by it’s side? A Basic Guideline There are a few products which should go into any dog’s emergency first aid kit. To help you deal with bumps, scrapes and accidents that can occur in day to day life. These items could include the following: Blunt ended scissors Blunt ended…
  • Halloween Fun with Labradors

    20 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Today’s post is by Labrador enthusiast and writer, Lucy Easton.  When I was a child, halloween wasn’t really on my radar. It was something that American’s had fun with on TV, but hadn’t really reached my corner of Hampshire. It’s amazing to see how it’s popularity has increased. Nowadays you can’t go past a shop in the run-up to Halloween without seeing a myriad of displays and costume options. So is it any surprise that a lot of people now want the other important member of the family to join in the fun as well! Costumes for Labradors There are…
  • Labradors and fireworks

    16 Oct 2014 | 3:36 am
    As November 5th approaches, some dog owners in the UK will be dreading the forthcoming bonfire night celebrations. For those of you reading from outside the UK,  we celebrate Guy Fawkes night here with dramatic firework displays in every village in the land. There is no escape. Modern fireworks are extremely loud and the festivities are often spread over the entire weekend. For Labrador owners whose dogs are afraid of the noise,  it is an uncomfortable time at best. Helping your nervous labrador If your Labrador shows signs of fear during a fireworks display, it’s natural for you…
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    The Best Cat Litter Box » The Best Cat Litter Box

  • American Wirehair

    Angela Tempest
    25 Oct 2014 | 5:39 am
    The American Wirehair is a breed of domestic cat that has its roots in upstate New York.  Despite being a well-known breed across the country, by 2003 it was ranked the most rare of the 41 recognised breeds, according to the Cat Fanciers’ Association with just 22 cats registered. History of the breed The American Wirehair is a mutation of the American Shorthair that first randomly occurred in a litter of five born to a pair of normal barn cats in 1966 in Vemon, New York.  A single red and white male cat in the litter had wiry fur so the owner called in a local Rex breeder, Joan O’Shea…
  • American Bobtail

    Angela Tempest
    25 Oct 2014 | 5:37 am
    The American Bobtail is a breed of cat that developed in the late 1960’s.  Its name come from its stubby or ‘bobbed’ tail that is somewhere between one third and one half the normal length of a cat’s tail. Despite the similarity of name and physical type, the American Bobtail is not related to the Japanese Bobtail.  This is because both breeds suffer from a genetic mutation that leads to their small sized tail but it is a different mutation in each breed.  The mutation in the American Bobtail is similar to that which affects the Manx cat. Background Stories say that the American…
  • Aegean Cat

    Angela Tempest
    25 Oct 2014 | 5:33 am
    The Aegean Cat is a landrace of domestic cat that originate from the Cycladic Islands of Greece.  They were recognised as a formal breed of cat in the 1990s by the new Greek cat fancy but have yet to be recognised by many cat breeders and organisations around the world.  They are also considered to be the only native Greek variety of cat. History Aegeans are thought to be one of the oldest domesticated breeds of cat and originated across the Cycladic Islands.  They are called a landrace, which means that they are a locally adapted or traditional variety of cat that has developed over time…
  • J&K Pet Services

    13 Oct 2014 | 3:14 pm
    Here’s an interesting approach to not scooping the litter box from our friends over at J&K Pet Services. It’s called the Daystacker Litter Box System. Have a watch: The post J&K Pet Services appeared first on The Best Cat Litter Box.
  • When Does A Kitten Open Their Eyes?

    Angela Tempest
    7 Oct 2014 | 6:31 am
    When your cat has kittens, understanding when things are due to happen is an important way of keeping track of their development.  Not only that but it is also a useful way to make sure things are progressing as they should be and the chance to head off any problems as early as possible.  Amongst these important milestones is when does a kitten open their eyes? Early changes The average litter of kittens is between two and five and they are born after a pregnancy of around 64 to 67 days.  For the first few weeks after they are born, kittens are dependent on their mother for a host of…
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  • Why Outdoor Dogs are Nearly Impossible to Train

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:58 am
    Thanks Gloucestershire echo. I think Dogs Deserve To Live Inside I have recently had quite a few people that need help with their dog training; my answers are pretty standard, exercise, training, crate training etc. But lately I have had a lot of people that want to train their “outside dog”. Working with an “outdoor dog” is so much more complicated that working with an indoor dog. However, I think that people who don’t work with that “indoor dog or puppy” end up with that “outside dog” because it becomes easier to leave the naughty puppy or adult dog outside and not…
  • My Dog Was Abused; Why That Phrase is Ruining Your Dog and Your Training

    23 Oct 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Thanks to Hector the Pit Bull’s Page on FB for the Photo I believe I recognize I am about to make some people angry…  I ruffle a few feathers from time to time; but only in an attempt to help people have a better relationship with their families. But being a professional dog trainer I see so many horrific things all of the time. I DO ABSOLUTELY see dog abuse. I will use one name everyone knows Michael Vick.  His dogs were fought and horribly abused. Over 50 dogs were seized from the NFL player’s property. Daphna Nachminovitch, a spokeswoman for People for the Ethical Treatment of…
  • Why Fear Is the Most Terrifying and Dangerous Doggy Behavior

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:52 am
    Thank You Pet Product Marketing UK for the Photo Fear Fear is the most difficult behavior to help a dog with when working on behavior modification. I would almost choose aggression over fear related behaviors. And actually fear often leads to aggression. Dogs have a very distinct fight or flight instinct that keeps them alive, so when a dog gets scared and he can’t get away his next reaction is often aggression.  Sometimes severe debilitating aggression. You See Regular aggression triggers can be more easily controlled, territorial behavior, dog aggression, even human aggression when there…
  • The Gift of Obedience

    17 Oct 2014 | 7:41 am
    We LOVE Obedience! So how do you feel about that title? Do you think that obedience is truly a “gift” to your dog? I do!!! But I suppose it depends on your teaching methods… If you are using physical force, physical corrections and other means of dog training, then perhaps your dog doesn’t see it as much of a “gift”. But if you are using positive reinforcement, positive principles, and games then I bet he does! I recently watched a video of a man and his five dogs walking off leash through the city.  The dogs heads are hanging, they look fearful and sad, and as a woman speaks to…
  • Dogs Get Breast Cancer Too; 3x as Likely as Women

    14 Oct 2014 | 7:13 am
    Sporting her Favorite Save the Tatas Bikini In honor or October being breast cancer awareness month; I see football players with hot pink socks, gloves, wrist bands and ribbons that dawn their helmets. It is sad it is estimated that 40,000 women will die of breast cancer this year, according to statistics provided by and that number doesn’t take into account the fighters and those that defeat breast cancer.  Thankfully the number has decreased since 1989 with the introduction of new treatments. I have a friend who was diagnosed around Christmas of last year, and she is…
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  • How To Get Your Puppy Used To A Collar And Leash

    Mark Jenner
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:14 am
    It's essential that you get your puppy used to a collar and leash as soon as possible.It's a tool to keep them under your control and out of trouble while they learn how to live in our sometimes dangerous world.It's a useful device to keep their attention and prevent bolting during training.And in many places it's a necessity by law when walking them in public.This article teaches you how to get your puppy used to a collar and leash in a way that's as stress free as possible and does the best ground work to build upon to train your puppy not to pull on the leash when an adult.[Click to…
  • Umbilical Cord House Training: What is It? How Does It Work?

    Mark Jenner
    5 Oct 2014 | 4:39 am
    One of the most important aspects of a successful house training method is preventing mistakes. To accomplish this, you must never let your puppy wander off alone unsupervised.It takes just a couple of seconds for a puppy to have a little accident on your carpet, and it's extremely hard, if not impossible to keep a constant eye on your puppy 100% of the time.To address this problem, the method of umbilical cord training was devised.[Click to continue...]The post Umbilical Cord House Training: What is It? How Does It Work? appeared first on LabradorTrainingHQ.
  • How To Paper Train Your Puppy Or Dog The Easy Way

    Mark Jenner
    28 Sep 2014 | 6:15 am
    Paper training is almost certainly the most commonly used method of house training with many people using it exclusively as the only method they use.It's a very old, tried and trusted technique. But just because it's traditional and well known doesn't mean it's necessarily the BEST method.In this article we take a look at how to paper train a puppy, who should consider using it and some convincing reasons why in fact it isn't always such a great idea.[Click to continue...]The post How To Paper Train Your Puppy Or Dog The Easy Way appeared first on LabradorTrainingHQ.
  • House Training WITHOUT A Crate: Constant Supervision

    Mark Jenner
    20 Sep 2014 | 5:40 am
    There are many reasons an owner may not want or be able to use a crate during house training.Some people just don't like them, others may have adopted a dog that experienced abuse from a previous owner involving a crate and some just don't have the room for one in a small home or cannot stand the look of one ruining their interior design.The good news is, you can succeed in house training without a crate. Using one isn't essential, it's just the preferred option for many.So what are the alternatives? There's a few, but they all essentially come down to one thing: 'constant supervision'.[Click…
  • How To Use A Crate To House Train A Puppy

    Mark Jenner
    12 Sep 2014 | 2:07 pm
    There are many methods of house training, some more effective than others.So although using a crate as part of your house training process isn't essential, I do recommend it because it's EXTREMELY effective at speeding up the process and undoubtedly makes it easier...and cleaner!This article discusses why a crate is so useful, how to use a crate to house train a puppy as well as offering a few pointers on what NOT to do when using a crate during house training.[Click to continue...]The post How To Use A Crate To House Train A Puppy appeared first on LabradorTrainingHQ.
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    Dog By Nature

  • Sunny-Wordless Wednesday #26

    M G
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:56 am
  • Sunny-Water Wordless Wednesday #25

    M G
    3 Sep 2014 | 8:13 am
  • Sunny-Wide Angle Wordless Wednesday #24

    M G
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:28 am
  • Sunny: 1 Year Old!

    M G
    12 Jul 2014 | 6:11 pm
    Guess what? I turned 1 year old on July 7th…whoo hoo! My mom says I look like a big dog now but I still act like a puppy:) Let me tell you about my birthday party, it was so much fun!! Ready? Let’s go!!! I got up REALLY early so I could patrol the yard for marauding squirrels and the sneaky cat who pops in our yard. My peeps have abother name for that cat but I’m not allowed to say that word! Once the perimeter was secured, we loaded up the car and drove out to Prado training grounds so I could “Go Fetch!!” all day. It was pawsome!!! My dad and I checking out the…
  • Sunny-Wordless Wednesday #23

    M G
    9 Jul 2014 | 2:03 pm
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    Dog With Blog

  • Say No to Crackers!

    Abhishek Joshi
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
    Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - The world as the dogs sees it.The crackers emit the worst kind of gases and increase air pollution by 30 per cent. The toxic air is not only dangerous for those suffering from pulmonary diseases, but it also causes breathing problems in others. 40 per cent of those who suffer injuries during Diwali are children below the age of 14, and […]The post Say No to Crackers! appeared first on Dog With Blog.
  • The other side of Kasol – India’s drug capital

    Abhishek Joshi
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:11 am
    Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - The world as the dogs sees it.“That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald Patient as pregnancy, the bumpy ride from Manali to Manikaran is punctuated by the gurgle of Parvati River and calls of the wild.  Somewhere […]The post The other side of Kasol – India’s drug capital appeared first on Dog With Blog.
  • Movie Review | Red Dog

    Abhishek Joshi
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:23 am
    Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - The world as the dogs sees it.At the entrance to the Australian mining town of Dampier, a bronze statue stands tall in honour of the legendary Red Dog who acquired a cult status in the region (quite like Greyfriar’s Bobby in Scotland) for bringing the community together when such a notion hadn’t existed in the mine town. In the late 1990s, […]The post Movie Review | Red Dog appeared first on Dog With Blog.
  • Yudhisthira’s dog – Tale from Mahabharat

    Abhishek Joshi
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:46 am
    Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - The world as the dogs sees it.Lost to translations and god men, epics have often been misconstrued at the hands of perpetrators. It comes as a no brainer, however, that all the pious texts in essence speak of the same human values.  Once in a while, we also come across tales concocting humans and animals in a benign light. That for […]The post Yudhisthira’s dog – Tale from Mahabharat appeared first on Dog With Blog.
  • Dog v/s Arnab Goswami

    Abhishek Joshi
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:19 am
    Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - The world as the dogs sees it.Transcript of Arnab Goswami’s famous interview (aptly titled Dog v/s Arnab Goswami in popular media coverage) with the renowned scholar and author Dr. Chunnu Dev Murthy who has just released his best seller – The Idiot I live with. Dr. Chunnu Dev Murthy was born a few years ago in the city of Mysore, India. […]The post Dog v/s Arnab Goswami appeared first on Dog With Blog.
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    Pet Nutrition and Animal Wellness on Mercola Healthy Pets

  • The Amazon Pet That Can Live More Than 50 Years

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Sources:About.comRelated Articles:  Attacks Your Bird's Liver Like Alcohol - Is This What's Making Her Flabby and Sick?  Are You Sure Your Pet Bird Gets All the Nutrients He Needs?  Vitamin D: The Essential Nutrient Your Pet Bird is Likely Seriously Lacking Comments (5)
  • What a Howl: Funny Pups Arguing (Subtitled)

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    A captioned video hilariously interprets the “conversation” between two dogs when one wants to play and the other one wants to sleep.
  • Five Unbelievable Things Dogs Can Smell

    29 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Dr. Becker Inside your nose are about 6 million olfactory receptors that allow you to recognize thousands of different smells.1 It sounds like a lot, until you realize that inside your dog’s nose there are up to 300 million such receptors. While you can detect certain odors in parts per billion, a dog can detect them in parts per trillion. Plus, your dog has a part of his brain devoted to analyzing smells that’s about 40 times larger, proportionally, than the same area in your brain.2 This explains why a dog’s sense of smell is anywhere from 10,000 to 100,000 times more acute than…
  • Rats Performing Tricks

    29 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    A click of the tongue signals “show time” for two talented rats, able to wow the crowd as they spin, fetch, and jump through hoops, among other amazing feats... Comments (1)
  • Buffalo on a Trampoline

    28 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    This buffalo isn’t sure what to make of this big metal and rubber thingy. He paws it, butts it with his head, and walks on it, delighting the videographers. Comments (1)
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    FlipFlop® Dogs » Blog

  • Finding the Right Dog Leash

    29 Oct 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Using a Leash to Lead Your Dog Different Options to Help You Decide on the Right Dog Leash    One of the most important materials you can own as a dog owner, is a leash. Unless you have bountiful acres of land, you need a way of giving them exercise, taking them out to the […] The post Finding the Right Dog Leash appeared first on FlipFlop® Dogs.
  • How Dogs Help You Socialize

    22 Oct 2014 | 12:54 pm
    The Social Aspect of Being a Companion Family   Become a Companion Family to Gain the Social Benefits of Having a Dog During the Winter   As the cold weather is creeping in, dogs are a friendly reminder that you don’t have to lose your social life, even when the weather is cold. Having a […] The post How Dogs Help You Socialize appeared first on FlipFlop® Dogs.
  • Mission Main Street Grants, Vote FlipFlop Dogs

    14 Oct 2014 | 2:17 pm
      Help FlipFlop Dogs Grow   FlipFlop Needs Your Vote for Chase’s Mission Main Street Grant for Small Businesses   FlipFlop Dogs is entered into the Small Business Grant for Chase, but needs your vote to get them to the 250 votes for the next round. With the Mission Main Street Grant, FlipFlop Dogs would be […] The post Mission Main Street Grants, Vote FlipFlop Dogs appeared first on FlipFlop® Dogs.
  • 6 Halloween Dog Safety Tips

    8 Oct 2014 | 12:52 pm
                      Scary Good Dog Safety Tips For Pet Owners   Halloween can be a scary time for dogs (and not just because of the costumes), and righteously so. Trick-or-treating is their recipe for anxiety. The door bell is constantly ringing, kids are screaming with excitement and strangers […] The post 6 Halloween Dog Safety Tips appeared first on FlipFlop® Dogs.
  • Reasons to Apply for the Veteran Franchise Giveaway

    1 Oct 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Top 10 Reasons You Should Apply to FlipFlop Dogs’ Veteran Franchise Giveaway   Whether you are a veteran, or know of a veteran, or just stumbled upon this page, these reasons should give you more of an explanation as to why it would be a terribly mistake to not apply to win a FlipFlop Dogs […] The post Reasons to Apply for the Veteran Franchise Giveaway appeared first on FlipFlop® Dogs.
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    Petplan Blog

  • Pets & Snake Safety

    Petplan Australia
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:59 pm
    Takes the steps to protect your pet Spring is in full swing and summer is almost upon us! There’s nothing better than getting out in the sun with your furry better half (with adequate UV protection, of course)  and spending some quality time outdoors. However, with the warmer weather can come danger – snakes! Certain states in Australia, especially sunny Queensland, can be troublesome for owners and dogs during ‘snake season’. Follow the steps below to help protect your home and pets from snakes and reduce this slithering danger. Mow your lawn!  This one’s a…
  • Fido Facts: The Pomeranian

    Petplan Australia
    7 Oct 2014 | 9:28 pm
    Cute & cuddly – but takes a little bit of extra care The Pomeranian, also known as a Pom or Pom Pom, is part of the Spitz family of dog breeds. A sturdy and healthy breed known for their companionship tendencies and pleasant demeanour (as well as being a cute ball of fluff), Pomeranians have become one of the most popular toy breeds in Australia and around the world. Origin Named after the old Central Europe region Pomerania (now a part of Poland and East Germany), Pomeranians were eventually brought across to England where they were very popular with royal families and aristocrat…
  • The Importance of Sticking to One Vet

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

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

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

  • The Definitive Review Of The Online Dog Trainer by Doggy Dan

    PTC Admin
    8 Oct 2014 | 7:35 am
    The Online Dog Trainer Full PackageHaving a dog is one of the most wonderful experiences in life. Our canine companions bring us so much joy, unconditional love and laughter as a part of our family and lifestyle. To truly enjoy the years with your dog and to give him or her a happy and relaxed life it is imperative that you invest in training them properly. From the moment you bring your new puppy or dog home you can either set yourself up for a beautiful friendship, or a stressful, frustrating and unpleasant environment for you both. Training: The Key To A Wonderful Relationship Properly…
  • Puppy Teething: Everything You Need To Know

    PTC Admin
    24 Mar 2014 | 10:04 am
    Puppy Teething: Everything You Need To Know Like humans, puppies also go through several stages of teething, born without any teeth and developing razor-sharp teeth at around 6 – 8 weeks of age. Although puppy teething is normal, it can get quite irritating for the young one and if not assisted by you as the owner, inappropriate objects may pull on the loose end while all your puppy’s looking to do is soothe his gums. Puppies develop razor-sharp teeth for a reason. Puppies have not fully developed at this young age and sharper teeth are needed to chew through things. By the age of…
  • How To Crate Train A Puppy

    PTC Admin
    19 Mar 2014 | 5:10 pm
    How To Crate Train A Puppy What is Puppy Crate Training? Crate Training a Puppy is an effective way to add to the overall house training of a puppy. Puppies simply don’t like the idea of eliminating near or within their sleeping areas. The idea behind puppy crate training is quite the opposite to what many believe. Long-term confinement of a puppy to a smaller area when you aren’t around is different to temporarily confining a puppy to a crate. Short-term confinement of a puppy to a crate is to prevent the puppy from eliminating while confined and that he will want to eliminate as…
  • Puppy Shots: Why and When Are They Needed?

    PTC Admin
    19 Mar 2014 | 8:21 am
    Puppy Shots: Why and When Are They Needed? Unfortunately dangerous and deadly diseases lurk everywhere around us, looking for theeir next victim. They are clever and their best used tactic of finding their target is to look for the weakest link, then they attack with everything they’ve got. Puppies aren’t exempt from picking up deadly diseases. They come into contact with the same environmental risks as any human and other animals. This is the number one reason why puppies need to be vaccinated and given a series of puppy shots, starting at a very early age to ensure they are…
  • How to Raise a Puppy: The Ultimate Guide with 8 Steps

    PTC Admin
    3 Mar 2014 | 8:37 am
    How to Raise a Puppy: The Ultimate Guide – 8 Essential Steps You are a new puppy owner or an existing puppy owner and you have no idea how to raise a puppy. You are scared you might just do the wrong thing. You want to do things right and provide the best possible care for your puppy. Everyone in your family is excited about your new little companion and strangely enough, everyone wants to make it their own responsibility of raising a puppy, YOUR puppy. Raising a puppy is exciting and if you could just spend all your time with that cute little face you’d be in your element, right?
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    Not In The Dog House

  • Six Halloween Hazards Every Dog Owner Should Know

    Shelly Hawkins
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:06 am
    When Howl-o-ween is around the corner, it comes natural to want to include Rover in the spookiest event of the year. However, it’s best to practice caution, as each year, dogs are exposed to many hazards that can turn out being much scarier than the festivity alone. To keep your dog safe this year, use […]The post Six Halloween Hazards Every Dog Owner Should Know appeared first on Not In The Dog House.
  • Tips for Training Scent-Obsessed Hounds

    Shelly Hawkins
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:15 pm
    Whether because of their soulful eyes, their soft, long and velvety ears, or their sweet expressions, it’s easy to fall in love with hounds. You may be in for a rude awakening, though, once you realize that, when it comes to training, your hound has his own agenda. All he wants to do is sniff. […]The post Tips for Training Scent-Obsessed Hounds appeared first on Not In The Dog House.
  • Top 10 Reasons Your Dog Should See Your Vet Every Year

    Shelly Hawkins
    12 Oct 2014 | 7:04 pm
    Your veterinarian may send you out reminders informing you that it’s time for your dog’s annual exam. These reminders shouldn’t be underestimated. Annual physical exams are just as in important as the ones made for humans, if not more. Fact is, dogs cannot speak to us to let us know something is amiss in the […]The post Top 10 Reasons Your Dog Should See Your Vet Every Year appeared first on Not In The Dog House.
  • What You Ought to Know About Calming Signals in Dogs

    Shelly Hawkins
    6 Oct 2014 | 8:34 pm
    We all know that dogs communicate through barks, whines and woofs, but in the dog world there is a much more subtle form of communication under the form of body language. Dogs are actually masters in this form of communication as they utilize it very frequently to manifest a vast array of emotions ranging from […]The post What You Ought to Know About Calming Signals in Dogs appeared first on Not In The Dog House.
  • The Top 10 Rare Dog Breeds

    Shelly Hawkins
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:27 pm
    So you think you are acquainted with all the dog breeds populating this planet? You always score high on those fun “guess the dog breed” trivia? People consult with you when they aren’t sure what dog breed they have in front of them? Well, get ready for a tad bit of delusion this time, as […]The post The Top 10 Rare Dog Breeds appeared first on Not In The Dog House.
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    Totally Goldens

  • What Do A Dogs Barks Mean?

    18 Oct 2014 | 2:22 pm
      It’s true that dogs communicate with body language mostly but they’re far from a silent species. So what do a dogs barks mean? They can make a variety of different barks, growls and whines and with a little knowledge of what these different sounds they make might mean, and combining this with some knowledge ... The post What Do A Dogs Barks Mean? appeared first on Totally Goldens.
  • Obesity In Golden Retrievers And How To Deal With It

    5 Oct 2014 | 7:24 am
    Obesity is one of the biggest health problems our pet dogs face today. Dogs have mastered the art of begging and tugging at our heart-strings to win a little snack when we’re eating. And many owners give in too easily and too often, while thinking that they’re showing love and affection. But all these extra ... The post Obesity In Golden Retrievers And How To Deal With It appeared first on Totally Goldens.
  • How To Train A Golden Retriever To Lie Down And Stay

    28 Sep 2014 | 9:20 am
    Continuing with my series on Golden Retriever obedience training, we now take a look at how to train a Golden Retriever to lie down and stay. In the last article we concentrated on training your Golden Retriever to sit, describing how it’s a very good way to start your training. The down command is the ... The post How To Train A Golden Retriever To Lie Down And Stay appeared first on Totally Goldens.
  • How To Train A Golden Retriever To Sit

    19 Sep 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Continuing with my Golden Retriever obedience training series, this article concentrates on how to train a Golden Retriever to sit. The sit command is one of the easiest yet most useful commands you can train your Golden Retriever and is the best place to start as the first thing you teach them. This is because ... The post How To Train A Golden Retriever To Sit appeared first on Totally Goldens.
  • How Much Water Does A Golden Retriever Need?

    14 Sep 2014 | 3:13 pm
    The importance of water to a dog’s well-being simply cannot be overstated. It aids digestion of food, helps to regulate body temperature, carry’s nutrients around the body, aids in proper kidney function and flushes out waste products. A dog can go for many days without food and can lose almost half their body’s weight of ... The post How Much Water Does A Golden Retriever Need? appeared first on Totally Goldens.
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  • The Triton method arrives in the United States

    30 Oct 2014 | 10:23 am
    I was first introduced to the triton method a while back, while it was still gaining traction in Europe. As a reef aquarist, with a knowledge of natural reef ecosystems, I’ve always felt there was something fundamentally wrong with our approach to reef aquariums. Natural reef ecosystems are immensely stable, with very little fluctuations. In the reef aquarium hobby, we utilize water changes as a way to remove waste and replenish trace elements. I’m always looking for something new, and Triton offers an entirely fresh approach to keeping a reef aquarium. Until now, it’s been exclusively…
  • New Double Cone 130 on the Way from Bubble King

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:16 am
    MORE: New Double Cone 130 on the Way from Bubble King… More: The post New Double Cone 130 on the Way from Bubble King appeared first on
  • Aquarium Under Fire From PETA For After Hour Parties

    Francis Yupangco
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:02 am
     Who doesn’t like a good party? Well apparently not PETA. The Sea Life Sydney Aquarium has recently come under scrutiny from PETA. The animal welfare organization has expressed it’s concern due the aquariums 18 and older parties which are held at the aquarium after hours, the parties include music and pop up bars featuring alcoholic drinks. PETA alleges that because the animals would normally be resting during these after hours events, they are detrimental to the animals health. What are your thoughts? Should these events be stopped? Or is PETA overreactingMORE… More:…
  • In Bizarre Aquarium Crime News: Two Men Jailed Over a Fish

    Caitlin Goldenberg
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:58 am
    And not even a cool one! I’m honestly having a difficult time wrapping my head around this story. After this past weekend of having the opportunity to lay peepers on some of the most highly sought after saltwater gems in the industry – I’m talking Clarions, Personatus Angels and a Peppermints,  to name a few – I can’t understand why someone would go through such lengths for an Oscar. Then again, freshwater has never really done it for me. Two 23-year-old men, Rhys Joseph Ash and Ben Julian Rousu of Tara, Queensland arrived at the door of a 17-year-old…
  • Life After Death In The Deep

    Caitlin Goldenberg
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Ever wonder what would happen to your corpse if you were submerged roughly 300 feet under the sea? Yea, me neither. Keeping with my spooky theme in anticipation of Halloween, I bring to you a cadaverous investigation of carcass decomposition. While there’s a decent idea of what happens to the waterlogged bodies of deceased marine animals such as whales, dolphins and sharks, what happens to humans? SFU Criminologists Gail Anderson and Lynn Bell chose the most genetically similar mammal available to carry out this study – the pig. Three fresh postmortem swine were lowered…
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  • Petcaresupplies Announces Halloween Sale by Giving 7% Off On All Orders

    28 Oct 2014 | 12:50 am
    On the eve of Halloween, the whole of America would be remembering the saints, the deceased and the sacred ones. The festival is to honor the dead and is celebrated as ‘All Saints Day’ or ‘All Souls Day’. With pumpkin parties, Halloween dresses, prayers, candles and masses, the day marks the presence of dead. It is celebrated with a lot of fervor across the American continent. PetCareSupplies famed for selling branded pet care products across America, announces a huge sale on the Halloween’s day. The company declares 7% discount on all orders. It suggests that Halloween is a time…
  • Advantage II for Dogs FAQs

    22 Oct 2014 | 4:55 am
    Numerous flea and tick treatment products are available in the market. Nevertheless, pet owners may be looking for flea and tick treatment, some for only flea treatment and some for only tick treatment. For those residing in heavy flea infestation area, Advantage II is the best flea control product. For helping pet parents to solve their queries regarding Advantage II, here is a detailed questionnaire. What is Advantage for Dogs? Advantage is a topical solution that you put onto your dog for the treatment and control of fleas. It kills and stops fleas from coming back onto your dog. What does…
  • K9 Advantix II – Frequently Questions Answered with Real Solutions

    17 Oct 2014 | 5:56 am
    Flea and ticks are the most common parasites that are always around your pets irritating them, and sucking their blood. Advancement in medical world has brought new treatment products with advanced formulation to keep dogs and cats free from such pesky insects.\ In a wide range of pest control treatments, every product has its own specialty and has uniqueness to treat fleas and ticks on pets. K9 Advantix II is one such flea and tick prevention product with numerous advantages. However, at times many pet parents have doubts and queries related to quality or effectiveness of the product. Our…
  • PetCareSupplies Celebrates Columbus Day by Announcing Huge Discounts

    10 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    PetCareSupplies, a trusted online supplier of pet care products has announced huge sales to commemorate Columbus Day. The company announced 6% discount on all pet supplies as a mark of honor for the Discoverer’s Day with coupon code SAVCOL6. Columbus Day is celebrated across America as “Day of Recognition”. On this eve, people from across the country participate in parades and gatherings to honor the achievements of Columbus. As a mark of extending its support in celebrating this spirit of freedom, patriotism and progress of the country, the online pet supplier makes pet care supplies…
  • Tips on Improving the Physical Well Being of Pets

    7 Oct 2014 | 3:44 am
    Pet wellness is always a priority of pet parents. With an increasing number of obese pets on the American subcontinent, it has become a necessity to keep an eye on the physical fitness of your pet. If you are a doting parent and spend quality time giving emotional comfort to your pet then now is the time to think about his bodily fitness. Every pet parent must spend some time for exercising their pet as well as for his regular Vet visits. Tips for improving the physical well being of your pet: Know about dog education: Educate yourself about your pet’s health requirements. You need to gain…
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    Sometimes Cats Herd You

  • Celebrating a Happy Halloween

    30 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Ashton: The head peep may have packed her bags and skipped town to go to the Cat Writers Association/BarkWorld conference, but we didn’t forget. Pierre: Lucky for us, in my entire life, there has only been one trick-or-treater who came to the door here, so we won’t have to work Aunt O. too hard answering the door. And we won’t have to hide from people knocking on the door. Newton: Why do you think they don’t come here? I love visitors, and I would like it if we had people coming to the door tonight! Ashton: You’re weird, Newton. Newton: You’re one to talk,…
  • Halloween Safety for Cats

    29 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    How can you keep your kitty safe this Halloween? Depending on how much trick-or-treating happens in your neighborhood and how much you love to decorate for the holiday, these tips can help: Keep your indoor-outdoor cat inside, at least for the evening. If you have lots of scary strangers walking up the front walk in costumes over and over, it increases the likelihood of your outdoor cat being frightened and going missing or having an accident happen. Make sure your cat has ID. Since your kitty won’t carry an ID card, both a collar and microchip are suggested to make sure that if…
  • National Cat Day

    28 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    It’s holiday time! We aren’t talking about that orange-and-black trick-or-treat nonsense. We’re celebrating a much more important day today: National Cat Day! It’s true that every day is cat day, especially on the internet. And super-especially at our house. But it isn’t that way for every cat everywhere. National Cat Day was was founded in 2005 to celebrate the cats in our lives for the unconditional love and companionship they bestow upon us. National Cat Day is also to also recognize the number of cats that need to be rescued each year. Here at our blog and…
  • Tasty Tuesday: Grandma Lucy’s Freeze-Dried Chicken

    27 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    We hadn’t heard of Grandma Lucy’s before our friends at Chewy offered us the opportunity to review them. When the roasted chicken freeze-dried treats arrived, Pierre couldn’t wait to get started trying them out. One of the things we didn’t realize even through the window on the front of the bag is that these treats are really big. They’re “pet treats” and meant for either cats or dogs, so they’re on the large side. This isn’t a problem. Just get your human to break them up for you. They were kind of stiff and didn’t come apart…
  • Undercover Kitty

    26 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Has anyone seen Pierre? Pierre: I’m an undercover kitty. I like to hide under the covers, waiting for unsuspecting Newton or Ashton to walk by, then I pounce! Pierre: You can put that sheet down now. Really. Undercover Kitty was originally published on Sometimes Cats Herd You.
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    Petnook - The Animal Lovers' Corner

  • Why 2014 Is the Year of The Ginger Cat

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:32 am
    Hit movie Gone Girl has marquee names: director David Fincher, actor Ben Affleck and a music score by Trent Reznor. But the breakout star is a mellow ginger (whose name is actually Boris) appears in almost every scene, acting as a foil to the crazy main characters.
  • Unlikely Heroes : 37 Inspiring Stories of Courage and Heart from the Animal Kingdom

    9 Oct 2014 | 7:25 pm
    The best-selling author of Unlikely Friendships presents 37 heartwarming stories of animals who went above and beyond, including a pod of dolphins who protected swimmers from a great white shark and a dog with prosthetic paws. Buy it now! Unlikely Heroes
  • The Mythology of Dog Years

    2 Oct 2014 | 1:21 am
    While the “seven-year rule” is nothing more than mythology, dog owners (and media outlets) continue to use it for its simplicity -- it’s convenient, after all, to have a “one size fits all” method of understanding our pets’ equivalent stages of life. In reality, contextualizing a dog’s age is a bit more complex. The origins of the “seven year myth” are shrouded in mystery
  • Study Says Half World’s Wildlife Has Vanished Since 1970. Is It Misleading?

    2 Oct 2014 | 1:05 am
    Humans are causing populations of wildlife around the world to decline at a rate much higher than previously thought, according to a study released Tuesday by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
  • How Burmese Elephants Helped Defeat the Japanese in World War II

    28 Sep 2014 | 2:25 am
    Billy Williams came to colonial Burma in 1920, fresh from service in World War I, to a job as a “forest man” for a British teak company. Mesmerized by the intelligence, character, and even humor of the great animals who hauled logs through the remote jungles, he became a gifted “elephant wallah.” Increasingly skilled at treating their illnesses and injuries, he also championed more humane treatment for them, even establishing an elephant “school” and “hospital.” In return, he said, the elephants made him a better man
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    HavaHug Havanese Puppies - Hav Life

  • Prepping the Puppy Nursery

    9 Oct 2014 | 2:27 pm
    It's such an exciting time for us here at HavaHug Havanese! We're anxiously awaiting the birth of our girl's 2 litters this month! Their whelping boxes are so sweet and the vet bedding fleece makes them so comfy and cozy. They are so comfortable, in fact,  that the kids want to sleep in them!  haha! :) 
  • Expecting Two Litters This Fall!!

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

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

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

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

  • Halloween Safety Tips for Dogs and Puppies

    Tatiana Cantu CPCT, M.S.
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:37 am
    Halloween can be lots of fun for your dog. Some owners even like to dress up their pets in Halloween costumes, either to go out trick-or-treating or to go to a nice doggy costume party. You can check your local…Read more ›
  • Shih Tzu Training and Care

    Tatiana Cantu CPCT, M.S.
    27 Sep 2014 | 9:43 pm
    The regal Shih Tzu breed is over a thousand years old, but it has only been known in the West since after WWII. The breed is probably the result of crosses between the Lhasa Apso and the Pekingese at one…Read more ›
  • 10 Tips for Camping with your Dog

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

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

    Tatiana Cantu CPCT, M.S.
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:32 am
    Even though having a dog can be a wonderful experience for a child, caution should be exercised when it comes to children and dogs. When you first get a new dog rules should be put in place to protect the…Read more ›
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    Fitdog Sports Club » Blog

  • Terrance’s Tips: Think like a dog

    Andrea Servadio
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:20 pm
    Our Club Manager, Terrance Walker, has been working with dogs for over seven years, and he’s the leader of our pack! Every month he sends out behavioral, training and health tips to our Club Reps to help improve our interactions with our dogs. Now Terrance is sharing his tips to help you be a better pack leader with your dog. Look for #terrancestips on our blog and on Facebook. There are some instances where dogs think like humans, but there are many areas where they don’t. This is important to know because if we make the mistake of assuming our dogs are thinking just like us, we…
  • Your guide for a fun & safe dog-friendly Halloween

    Andrea Servadio
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:21 pm
    Safety First Did you know that most dogs hate people wearing hats? Experts claim that it has something to do with the changing silhouette. The simple act of wearing a hat can cause the calmest of dogs to bark, growl and attack people. Now consider the effect that a full-blown costume, like a large stuffed animal, fairy wings or an oversized wig, has on a dog. It’s terrifying. It’s important for all us at Halloween to recognize that it’s a frightening night for dogs. Not only are people dressed up, but if you live in kid friendly place, you probably have a lot of strangers knocking on…
  • Meet Mollie! Our Fitdog of the Month for October 2014

    Andrea Servadio
    3 Oct 2014 | 4:42 pm
    For October 2014, we are honoring Mollie K., a Member of the Club since 2011.  This Frenchie has lots of energy and wants to be wherever there is action. Mollie is known for running full speed and then coming to an abrupt halt. When she’s not bolting up and down the play area, Mollie likes to roll around on her back waiting for belly rubs from our Club Reps. Mollie also makes all of the cute snorts and snuffs of a French Bulldog. She snorts when she’s happy and snores when she’s taking a nap.  She is also ticklish! When you tickle her belly, she makes a funny bark that is…
  • Terrance’s Tips: How to manage ‘beta’ dogs

    Andrea Servadio
    21 Sep 2014 | 11:49 pm
    Our Club Manager, Terrance Walker, has been working with dogs for over seven years, and he’s the leader of our pack! Every month he sends out behavioral, training and health tips to our Club Reps to help improve our interactions with our dogs. Now Terrance is sharing his tips to help you be a better pack leader with your dog. Look for #terrancestips on our blog and on Facebook. Beta dogs have the tendency to challenge everyone: other dogs and humans. They can be dominant and also barky, mouthy, reactive, and unwilling to accept authority. They strive to be leaders and try to gain power…
  • Health Brief: What is a hot spot?

    Andrea Servadio
    8 Sep 2014 | 3:06 pm
    We’re not veterinarians, but as doggy day care operators, we’ve see our fair share of health related issues. Health Brief is an quick overview of some of the common health problems we’ve encounter at Fitdog. A hot spot is a skin inflammation or infection marked by redness, hair loss, and sometimes pus, oozing or unusual odor. The dog might lick or chew at the spot making it worse. They can pop up anywhere on the body and affect any dog. Hot spots form when moisture and dead hair are trapped next to the skin particularly in breeds with heavy or thick coats. It can happen just…
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    Puppy Leaks

  • Unexpected Wisdom Panel Results – October Edition

    Jen Gabbard
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:07 am
    Browsing the Wisdom Panel community page can lend itself to some real mysteries of dog genetics. I would have never guessed these mixes on my own. Wisdom Panel results can be quite fun and entertaining. I recently had Laika tested and while it’s not nearly as surprising as these examples I’m still puzzled by the Bernese Mountain Dog part. Wisdom Panel is a dog DNA test kits you can buy for your dog. You simply take a couple swabs from inside your dogs cheek and send it off to their lab. In about 3 weeks you’ll receive your dogs personalized ancestry report (you can see…
  • Meet Trooper the Shepherd Mix

    Jen Gabbard
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:38 pm
    Trooper has been patiently waiting for a new home over a year at the shelter. He doesn’t do well with dogs or cats so it’s been hard to find him a new family without any pets. Please help spread the word about this deserving guy and let’s find him that special home he deserves. Trooper has been waiting for a new home for over a year at the Oakland County Animal Shelter. He’s a Shepherd mix that’s approximately 3 years old and weighs 50 pounds. He doesn’t do well with other dogs or cats so he needs to find a family that can have him as an only dog. Trooper…
  • 7 Tips for Cleaning up Dog Hair Efficiently

    Jen Gabbard
    25 Oct 2014 | 8:12 pm
    Dog hair gets everywhere. With a few simple tricks and hacks I’ve managed to cut down on the time I spend cleaning up dog hair – leaving more time for more enjoyable activities. A Few Preventative Measures I have a few blankets that I use on furniture where my dog Laika enjoys lounging. It’s much easier to just clean and swap those then constantly clean that area. I brush my dog everyday. It’s not a long grooming session since she really doesn’t “need” it but I do get quite a bit of dead hair removed with a simple 3 minute brushing. A groomer should…
  • Why I Only Own One Dog

    Jen Gabbard
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:35 pm
    I’m often asked why I only own one dog. It’s a good question, especially given my enthusiasm for all dog related topics. The truth is I wish I could own more – but my first responsibility is to Laika, my beloved canine companion that I currently share my home with. I’ve always had a dog at my side except for one brief 3 month period a few years back. Most of the time I’ve actually had two dogs at my side, and for a few years even three. Now I only own one dog, and she’s completely different from any previous dogs I’ve owned. I don’t want this to…
  • Adopt Ella – Gentle Collie Mix

    Jen Gabbard
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:03 am
    Gentle Collie Mix – Adoptable in Southeast Michigan Ella is gentle Collie mix that’s approximately 7 years and and weighs 54 pounds. She does well with meeting all humans but can be a bit bossy when it comes to meeting new dogs. She’d do best in a home without dogs or with an easy going canine companion. She needs to find a home without cats. Ella tested heartworm positive when she arrived at the shelter. She’s currently undergoing treatment and her last treatment will begin in a couple weeks. She’s currently seeking a quiet place to recover. If interested in…
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    Top Dog Tips

  • How to Take Dog Temperature Without Thermometer

    Angela Sawyer
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:27 am
    There are a lot of rumors out there about the ways that you can tell if your dog isn’t feeling well or having a dog fever. One common myth is to check if its nose is dry. Warm and dry is not good, but cool and moist means he’s feeling fine. It’s just not that simple. Dog fever can often go undetected, and the surest way to tell if their body temperature is elevated is to check it with a rectal dog thermometer. If you don’t have a dog thermometer and you think your pet may be running a temperature, there are a few key signs to look for. How to Take Dog Temperature Without Thermometer A…
  • DakPets Deshedding Tool Review

    Angela Sawyer
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Let’s face it – dogs shed, sometimes a lot. Reducing dog shedding is a very common concern among pet owners. Luckily, there are lots of effective tools on the market – see our list of best deshedding tools for dogs – that help reduce your pet’s shedding problem. But in addition to that, I’ve decided to do a DakPets deshedding tool review. Groomers, veterinarians, and most other pet professionals will tell you that brushing is the best way to reduce the amount of hair your dog sheds, and DakPets deshedding tool review is one of the best at this. DakPets…
  • Top 3 Best Electric Fences for Dogs

    Angela Sawyer
    25 Oct 2014 | 11:21 am
    Making sure that your dog stays in the yard is one of the most important aspects of keeping them safe. It will also keep you from having a yelling match with your neighbors. Large bulky fences take away from the aesthetic appeal of your yard, which is why so many dog owners choose to go with some of the best electric fences for dogs instead. These top 3 best electric fences for dogs are much easier than the collar for dogs systems that use a wireless remote or the wireless systems that have an electric transmitter. Best electric fences for dogs allow you to set up your perimeter in any…
  • DakPets vs Furminator Reviews – Which One’s Better?

    Angela Sawyer
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:41 am
    As pet owners we have tried everything to keep the dog or cat hair off our furniture, our clothes, and out of our homes. It seems like no matter what method we use, the hair just keeps coming! It’s certainly no secret that the best way to keep your dog from shedding excessively is to groom and brush them regularly, but with so many grooming brushes and shedding tools on the market, how do you know which ones actually work? Well, lucky for you, I have a list of best deshedding tools for dogs (and possibly other pets, too) – check it out! But now I’ve also decided to compare…
  • Best Natural Homemade Raw Dog Food Recipe

    Angela Sawyer
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:12 am
    Much like the processed foods that line the store shelves for humans, store bought dog food contains more additives and fillers now than ever before. Even though there are organic dog food brands that are harmless and even beneficial for your dog (and we even reviewed some of the best dog food brands here and here), a lot of store bought dog foods contain meat byproducts, fillers, and just plain junk that is not good for our dogs to ingest and homemade raw dog food recipe is the way to go. Some dog owners have switched their pets to organic all-natural dog foods and raw type of dog…
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  • 3 Dachshund Christmas Card Designs

    29 Oct 2014 | 4:30 pm
    After multiple requests, I have brought together three of my festive dachshund designs in the format of Christmas cards. These are being printed and distributed by Zazzle, so you know the quality is going to be excellent! (yes I have a Zazzle Store! Click here to find out more about it) Check out these three designs, and imagine how much joy you can spread with these cute, funny dachshund themed Christmas cards.  Regular readers of the site and our facebook page will probably be familiar with at least two of these three designs. Previously, they were only available on t shirts. But now you…
  • The Dachshund In The Santa Hat Caption Contest

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Yesterday I launched a caption competition – it was just for fun, as there was no prize involved, but since I have really enjoyed these caption contests, I am going to make them a regular feature and as such they get pride of place on the web site. Want to see the winning caption? Click on through!  First of all let me say that there were lot of fantastic entries for this great caption contest. The contest to caption this dachshund stuck in a santa hat has proven to be a great source of entertainment, and I love the way that our growing community really get involved in such fun. Here…
  • Santa Paws Festive Dachshund t shirt design

    28 Oct 2014 | 12:53 pm
    So its probably pretty obvious that I am obsessing with Christmas! I have to admit that I love this t shirt design, even if I do say so myself. Last weeks t shirt Tuesday design was my favourite ever – Dachshund Through The Snow – but this one – Santa Paws – takes the biscuit as far as I am concerned. I have used the same minimal format for this design as I did for Dachshund Through the Snow, since there is something so striking about the profile of a dachshund in silhouette. I just love it. I hope that you do too. This design is simple yet stunning if you ask me. Now,…
  • Tiny Dachshund Puppy Running In His Sleep

    28 Oct 2014 | 11:59 am
    Some things are so cute and heart melting, that when they are captured on video its only right to share them with the whole world. This stunning little dachshund puppy will completely melt your heart, and there is nothing that you can do to stop it from happening!!!  Once again I stumbled upon this video  whilst I was killing time waiting for a train. You would be forgiven that I spent all my free time surfing the internet looking at nothing but gorgeous dachshund videos, but I swear thats not all I do! I also spend lots of time reading and looking at pictures of cute dachshunds – not…
  • Is it Harder to Raise a Dachshund Puppy or a Human Baby?

    27 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Is it harder to look after a puppy or a baby? I have met and talked with people who have experience of both. Indeed I have experience of both, and want to share a few pearls of my own wisdom here. Will you agree or disagree? I cannot wait to find out. I was speaking recently with my parents, who have experience in raising children and puppies (an equal number of each as it happens) and my mother said something to me that struck me as really counter intuitive, at least at first it did, but the more it sunk in, the more sense it made. That comment was this: It takes far more effort and…
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