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  • Metronidazole for Dogs – Everything You MUST KNOW!

    Yours Adorably
    Your Pet Guy
    23 Aug 2015 | 6:39 am
    When it comes to bacterial infections, diarrhea, and Giardia, Veterinarians usually prescribe Metronidazole for dogs. Metronidazole is a drug that is not approved by the FDA for use in animals. But, veterinarians have been using them successfully in dogs and cats without any harm. In this post, we will discuss everything you need to know about this antibacterial and antiprotozoal medication. You’ll learn what this drug is used for, how to use this, when and when not to give this to your pet dog. Let’s get into it. What is Metronidazole? Metronidazole is better known by brand names such as…
  • All the Poop Bags You Need at a Great Price

    Terrierman's Daily Dose
    PBurns
    30 Aug 2015 | 4:34 pm
    AmazonBasics sells basic stuff at a good price, and 900 dog poop bags with dispenser and a leash clip for $14.99 (free shipping with Prime) certainly fits the bill.Give the dog lover in your life a year's worth of poop bags for Christmas -- order now and get all of your shopping out of the way!From: Terrierman's Daily Dose To order the book. web site.
  • Once Upon a Time... there was a little girl...who had a dog

    Scratchings-and-Sniffings
    Yvonne DiVita
    20 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    Is it a story about me? (maybe next time, dear Chester, but this story is about all dogs and other pets) It's Thursday. Let me tell you a story. Once upon a time, long, long ago, in the not so far away land of NY, lived a little girl who was lost. She was lost not because she wandered here and there, but she was lost because she didn't know where she belonged. She looked here, and she looked there, and no where did she see the 'right' place for her. "There must be a place for me," she thought. Looking around, it seemed as if everyone else had a place. Everyone else was somewhere...not no…
  • What to name the cat?

    Your Pet's Best Friend
    Doc
    30 Aug 2015 | 4:52 pm
     In a way this is more about the subject of names in general, but I’ll get to cat names eventually.  If you can’t wait, just scroll down to the last paragraph with the picture of the yellow cat. In some primitive societies (and some ancient societies, and some societies in literature of the fantastic), it is believed that names have great power.  One never reveals his true name to a stranger, lest they gain power over him by using it.  And, of course, we give a lot of thought to our own names. Consider how heated the debate can be over naming a child.  Parents spend a lot of time…
  • Fireworks are more fun for people than for pets.

    Your Pet's Best Friend
    Doc
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:34 pm
    I think my worst dog and fireworks injury was the dog who snatched up a lit firecracker and it blew up in his mouth.  The inside of his cheeks and gums were severely burned, but he did make a full recovery. I suspect that if you search the internet, you can find a video of a dog running around with a Roman candle in his mouth, shooting people. Certainly fireworks and pets don't really play well together directly, but mostly it's the noise. Veterinary Partner has a great article about this, and it's worth reading. Take a look.
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  • America’s Favorite Veterinarian Contest halted due to cyber-bullying: Finalists to be honored collectively

    Lori Genstein, I've Got the 'Scoop'!, LLC
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:58 am
    Reported in AVMF NEWS, the following was announced: “America’s Favorite Veterinarian Contest Halted Due to Cyber-Bullying – Finalists to be Honored Collectively” “The 2015 America’s Favorite Veterinarian Contest has been halted, and we have declared all 20 finalists “America’s Favorite Veterinarians” following a vicious cyber-bullying attack which disrupted and contaminated the final election process. Activists opposed to cat declawing “hijacked” the contest, resorting to cyber-bullying the majority of the contest finalists. The attacks were…
  • NJ Vet, Dr. Lisa Aumiller, is 1 of 20 nominees for America’s Favorite Vet through the American Veterinary Medical Association, AVMA…

    Lori Genstein, I've Got the 'Scoop'!, LLC
    23 Aug 2015 | 9:40 pm
    Dr. Lisa Aumiller of HousePaws Mobile Veterinary Service  in Mt.  Laurel, NJ, has been nominated for America’s Favorite Vet.  She’s the only vet from New Jersey, and I’m hoping to help her bring the title home! The winner becomes the spokesperson on behalf of the American Veterinary Medical Foundation, AVMF, which is the charitable arm of the American Veterinary Medical Association, AVMA. This is not a paid position!  And there is not a vet I know more qualified and dedicated, and would wholeheartedly represent the betterment of care for animals, promote advocacy, and…
  • You wouldn’t feed your dog or cat hair, would you… knowingly, that is!

    Lori Genstein, I've Got the 'Scoop'!, LLC
    20 Aug 2015 | 9:16 am
    Four pet foods tested…  all four positive for hair!!! Photo Credit: TruthAboutPetFood.com Those foods were: Pedigree Adult Complete Nutrition Chicken Flavor 9 Lives Plus Care Cat Food Beneful Incredibites with Real Beef Dog Food Friskies Indoor Delights Cat Food Read the full story  and unfortunately, disgusting photos and video…  Source of all info is credited to: TruthAboutPetFood.com Helping to keep beloved furry babies healthy and safe… and pet parents informed! Lori I’ve Got the ‘Scoop’!, LLC www.IveGotTheScoop.net 2015 Best Pet Sitter & Dog Walker in…
  • Pet Food Recall: Instinct® Raw Chicken Formula for dogs with a “Best By” date of 04/27/16

    Ryan
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:28 pm
    The official statement is from Nature’s Variety. Nature’s Variety has announced a voluntary recall of their Instinct® Raw Chicken Formula for dogs with a “Best By” date of 04/27/16 because these products may be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products. Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of…
  • Pet Food Recall: The Natural Dog Company, Inc. Recalls 12″ Tremenda Sticks

    Ryan
    21 Jul 2015 | 5:30 pm
    The latest recall is from the FDA. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 20, 2015 – Windsor, CO – The Natural Dog Company, Inc. of Windsor, CO, is recalling its 12oz bags of 12″ Tremenda Sticks pet chews because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonellacan affect animals eating the product and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products. Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for…
 
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  • Dental Health Can Affect Your Dog’s Longevity

    The Pet Blog Lady
    20 Aug 2015 | 12:27 pm
    Most of us agree that maintaining good dental hygiene practices are not only aesthetically important, they also make a big difference to our lives. Why should the same not be true for man’s best friend as well as man? Indeed, the facts support this idea. Many dogs have already developed signs of gum disease before they reach four years of age, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). And when the mouth is unhealthy, the rest of the body often follows. While your dog may not always want to open wide for a brushing, it’s worth taking the time. In…
  • The Perfect Dog Collar to Prevent Matting and Skin Irritation - Choose TIMELY

    The Pet Blog Lady
    17 Aug 2015 | 7:23 pm
    Look at this handsome boy!  That's my Oscar, sporting his very fashionable TIMELY collar.  The nice peeps at TIMELY recently sent me a collar to try on my 14 year old fur-kid.  With his fluffy fur and older skin, I was looking for a collar that was comfortable and stylish.    The leather is GORGEOUS!   Thank you TIMELY for creating such a wonderful line of collars and leashes.  TIMELY was founded in 2003 Copenhagen Denmark when the founder Darius inspired by his Doxin began creating high quality leather dog supplies in his basement. He saw a need for leather supplies that were of…
  • A Duck as a Pet - Guest Contributor

    The Pet Blog Lady
    9 Aug 2015 | 8:56 pm
    Jimmy The Duck - Rocking blue hair! This is Flea, the official blogger for Jones Natural Chews, and Lisa asked me to speak about keeping a duck as a pet, what makes them stellar companions, as well as why you might not want a duck as a pet. First, a little information about ducks. Domesticated ducks live about ten years, so a duck is a commitment Domesticated ducks can NOT be set free to live in the wild, and many of them can't fly Ducks don't lay eggs as regularly as chickens do Ducks are messy and loud and they bite Ducks do not have teeth, but the bite still hurts Ducks love…
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    Terrierman's Daily Dose

  • "Edison Medicine" to Save the Condors?

    PBurns
    31 Aug 2015 | 6:33 pm
    California Condors, North America’s largest bird, once numbered just 22, and still number fewer than 500.The birds are threatened by the fact that they tend to perch on top of power lines. If they touch a single line line, they are unharmed, but their 10-foot wingspan is such that they can stretch and hit two lines at once -- instant death.What to do?The answer appears to be a little "hair of the dog" in the form of mild electrical shocks delivered on fake power lines placed in training pens.The birds learn to avoid the cables after receiving only a few zaps.While two-thirds of untrained…
  • The Big Foot Song by Don Jones

    PBurns
    31 Aug 2015 | 1:17 pm
    More Big Foot songs here.From: Terrierman's Daily Dose To order the book. web site.
  • The Young Carl Sagan

    PBurns
    31 Aug 2015 | 4:46 am
    Emerson once said If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore; and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God which had been shown! But every night come out these envoys of beauty, and light the universe with their admonishing smile. The stars awaken a certain reverence, because though always present, they are inaccessible; but all natural objects make a kindred impression, when the mind is open to their influence. Nature never wears a mean appearance. Neither does the wisest man extort her secret, and lose his curiosity by…
  • All the Poop Bags You Need at a Great Price

    PBurns
    30 Aug 2015 | 4:34 pm
    AmazonBasics sells basic stuff at a good price, and 900 dog poop bags with dispenser and a leash clip for $14.99 (free shipping with Prime) certainly fits the bill.Give the dog lover in your life a year's worth of poop bags for Christmas -- order now and get all of your shopping out of the way!From: Terrierman's Daily Dose To order the book. web site.
  • Hanging With Hemingway's Ghost

    PBurns
    29 Aug 2015 | 12:53 pm
    Carolyn and I walked the area around Ernest Hemingway's old apartments at 39 rue Descartes and 74 rue Cardinal Lemoine, having several coffees and no-alcohol beers at the cafes in the little square (Café Contrescarpe and Café Delmas).The main drag of the area is Rue Mouffetard, a narrow market street lined with bars, restaurants and small shops in the Latin Quarter, slightly behind and to the right as you face the Pantheon. The area is named after the stink that came from the area when it was a tannery district in the 19th…
 
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    Scratchings-and-Sniffings

  • Once Upon a Time... there was a little girl...who had a dog

    Yvonne DiVita
    20 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    Is it a story about me? (maybe next time, dear Chester, but this story is about all dogs and other pets) It's Thursday. Let me tell you a story. Once upon a time, long, long ago, in the not so far away land of NY, lived a little girl who was lost. She was lost not because she wandered here and there, but she was lost because she didn't know where she belonged. She looked here, and she looked there, and no where did she see the 'right' place for her. "There must be a place for me," she thought. Looking around, it seemed as if everyone else had a place. Everyone else was somewhere...not no…
  • The Life of a Dog: Wordless Wednesday

    Yvonne DiVita
    19 Aug 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Sleepy dog - busy Dad.
  • Living the Good Life: Summer 2015

    Yvonne DiVita
    7 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    This is a sponsored post. All content is my own, original and authentic. I’m singing in the backyard, “Summertime and the living is easy!” Can’t you hear it? Well, okay, it sounds like a howl to you. I am a dog, after all, but it’s music to my big ears. Hey everyone, Emily here. Don’t tell Mom I’ve highjacked her blog. She gets a bit touchy about that sometimes. She thinks I don’t know how to cross my T’s and dot my I’s, but I do! Just because I’m a dog, doesn’t mean I can’t spell. This has been a really great summer so far. It’s just the middle of July and some of…
  • Wordless Wednesday: Loving the Seniors!

    Yvonne DiVita
    5 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    Loving the seniors...that's our title this week. We LOVE LOVE LOVE seniors. Everyone one of our pets is a senior. If and when we adopt again, it will be an older dog. Certainly an adult dog. Or cat. Seniors have so much love to give! And their antics are laughable! Oh, the world would be a sadder place without pets of a certain age. 
  • Dear Chester: We Miss You So Much!

    Yvonne DiVita
    3 Aug 2015 | 7:14 am
    Dear Boy, You were OUR only boy, in the house. You were special beyond the moon. I wasn't sure when we met you at the shelter...whether we should bring a male dog home. I'd never been around male dogs. I mean, sure when I visited other people with pets, but not in my home. All the dogs of my life, until you, were female. A male dog, I worried, would be aggressive. A male dog, I worried, would be forceful. A male dog, I worried, be too hard to handle. You were none of those things. You were the most gentle, caring creature on the planet. You only wanted to be loved. And given treats. Oh yes,…
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  • What to name the cat?

    Doc
    30 Aug 2015 | 4:52 pm
     In a way this is more about the subject of names in general, but I’ll get to cat names eventually.  If you can’t wait, just scroll down to the last paragraph with the picture of the yellow cat. In some primitive societies (and some ancient societies, and some societies in literature of the fantastic), it is believed that names have great power.  One never reveals his true name to a stranger, lest they gain power over him by using it.  And, of course, we give a lot of thought to our own names. Consider how heated the debate can be over naming a child.  Parents spend a lot of time…
  • Peanut Butter artificially sweetened with Xylitol is dangerous for your dog

    Doc
    22 Jul 2015 | 4:18 pm
    Xylitol is an artificial sweetener that is relatively well tolerated by most people.  It is in lots of "sugar-free" or artificially sweetened products, from candy to gum to nutritional supplements like melatonin. Now there are a few brands of peanut butter that contain it.  Xylitol in pets can cause life-threatening episodes of low blood sugar, and can cause severe, even fatal liver damage. Here's a link to more about the Xylitol in some peanut butter: http://veterinarynews.dvm360.com/xylitol-now-found-certain-peanut-and-nut-butters
  • The Invisible, Underground, Electric Dog Fence

    Doc
    9 Jul 2015 | 4:48 pm
    Dogs love to play, and they need to exercise.  The bigger they are, the more room they need to run and play.  People know this, but they don’t always have a nice fenced yard.  Sometimes they let them off the leash. Of course, I’ve seen so many pets who have been injured or killed by automobiles, that I really hate that.  Fencing can be expensive, or unattractive, or sometimes just ineffective.  I’ve always liked the concept of the “invisible fence”, or underground dog fence, but hesitated to recommend it until now. That’s because you absolutely MUST train the dog to…
  • Fireworks are more fun for people than for pets.

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

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

  • West Virginia, Michigan to Shutter Last Gas Chambers

    Wayne Pacelle
    31 Aug 2015 | 10:30 am
    Since The HSUS began its campaign to end the use of gas chambers in shelters across the United States back in 2013, more than two-thirds of the gas chambers in existence at the time have closed. By year’s end, at least 44 states will be chamber-free. Photo by iStockphotoIt was a standout week in our campaign to ensure that no pet ever faces death in a carbon monoxide gas chamber. Last week, West Virginia closed its last remaining chamber, thanks to a grant from The HSUS and the persistence of our West Virginia state director, Heather Severt. Two shelters in the state had continued to…
  • The Killing of Cecil and Other Fronts in the War on Predators

    Wayne Pacelle
    28 Aug 2015 | 1:14 pm
    Yesterday New Mexico game commissioners approved a plan to allow the snaring of cougars on nine million acres of state trust lands. What’s the most dangerous predator in the world?  The polar bear, or the great white shark, or the Siberian tiger? Not one of them comes close to the track record of homo sapiens as predator. We kill other carnivores at a more intense and severe rate than any predator kills their top prey within any ecosystem, according to a new study in the journal Science. Carnivore protection and conservation was not even a subject of discussion until the later part of the…
  • Horse Soring Exposed: Results Show 100 percent of Samples at Major Stable Test Positive for Illegal Substances

    Wayne Pacelle
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:37 pm
    ThorSport's denial that there is any soring going on at its barns is like a crack dealer denying possession or sale of cocaine when there are 75 pieces of evidence at his home. Photo by The HSUSTwo days ago I announced on A Humane Nation our latest undercover investigation – this one, providing incontrovertible proof that a major stable in Murfreesboro, Tenn., called ThorSport Farm, is knee-deep in the practice of horse “soring” –  the deliberate injuring of horses’ legs and hooves by chemical or mechanical means. We’ve been campaigning aggressively against soring ever since…
  • Farmers, Corporations, States Move Toward Cage-Free Future

    Wayne Pacelle
    26 Aug 2015 | 11:33 am
    Smart businessmen and farmers know that the future of egg production is outside of cages. Photo by iStockphotoLast week, I announced that The HSUS, the Massachusetts SPCA, the Animal Rescue League of Boston, the ASPCA, Zoo New England, and a number of other prominent organizations have launched a ballot initiative in the Bay State to stop extreme confinement of laying hens, breeding sows, and veal calves, and to ensure that any shell eggs or whole, uncooked cuts of pork or veal sold in the state do not come from extreme confinement either. It’s part of our move to end the era of extreme…
  • New HSUS Investigation Exposes Soring, Abuse of Walking Horses at Top Tennessee Stable

    Wayne Pacelle
    25 Aug 2015 | 8:41 am
    In one instance recorded by our investigator, a horse named Play Something Country (above) lay down in his stall groaning in pain, 40 minutes after a chemical substance had been applied to his front legs, which were then wrapped tightly with materials to enhance the pain and to sear the animal’s skin. Photo by The HSUSMoments ago, I announced at a press conference the findings of the latest HSUS undercover investigation documenting horrific abuse of Tennessee walking horses, with major trainers caught red-handed hurting horses and prepping animals for the breed’s upcoming National…
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  • Herbal Shampoo And Conditioner For Flea Free Pets

    greenpet
    30 Aug 2015 | 10:27 am
    When you are taking a natural approach to caring for your pet, this herbal shampoo and conditioner makes a great weapon against fleas and ticks. Not only that but it contains natural ingredients  that nourish and soothe your pets’ skin and fur and keeping it in great condition. Fleas and ticks on your pet are killed instantly and the scent of the oils remains on the fur, repelling insects for several days. For really effective results it is best used in conjunction with other flea remedies such as garlic tablets taken internally, as well as treating your home and yard naturally for fleas.
  • Recycled Glass Hummingbird Feeder

    greenpet
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:15 am
    Every bird enthusiast will love this hummingbird feeder.  It is made of recycled glass and has 4 red flowers for multiple hummingbirds to feed at once.  The rubber center is easily removed for cleaning and re-filling.  Sturdy metal hooks will keep it securely fasted to your feeding pole, tree branch or bush without tipping.  Feeders will hold 16 ounces of fluid. The recycled hummingbird feeder is available in green, aqua, red, violet, clear and blue from Are Naturals for $44.
  • Don’t let the Dogs Curb you!

    greenpet
    24 Aug 2015 | 9:58 am
    The great poet Langston Hughes wrote in a Montage of a Dream Deferred: “Curb your doggie Like you ought to do, But don’t let that dog curb you!” Curbing your dog should be considered an archaic term long ago used to mean canine waste disposal in such a way people don’t step on it. Sadly that really meant let it go in the gutter so it could be swept down the sewer. A curbed dog is one who’s been taught to poop in the street, right by the curb, so that the next rainstorm can sweep his deposits into the nearest gutter. Once in a city’s sewer system it will…
  • Pet Works of Maine – Dog Shampoo Bar

    greenpet
    21 Aug 2015 | 9:36 am
    At Pet Works of Maine, this shampoo bar will clean up your pup quickly and easily. Made from an olive oil base, contains natural essential oils to bring out the best in your dog’s coat. Comes in 4 varieties: Canine Citrus, Earth Dog, Minty Mutt and Pampered Pooch. $3.50 for 4 oz. bar at Pet Works of Maine    
  • Snooks Sweet Potato Chews

    greenpet
    18 Aug 2015 | 9:24 am
    Made with Organic Sweet Potatoes, Natural Vitamin E, Chemical Free Hemp, and of course Love. Only the highest quality ingredients go into these treats, and they are all made by hand. Sweet Potato Chews are great for dogs on special diets, and also make a great alternative to bones and raw hides. Plus, they help keep teeth and gums healthy and clean. $17.99 for large at Amazon
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    Talk2TheAnimals

  • Truth: Angel Animals and Animal Communication

    Janet Roper
    28 Aug 2015 | 3:43 am
    Have you seen the quotes/memes that have been going around FB about wishing there were visiting hours for the Rainbow Bridge? The depth of sorrow and angst contained in those words and images speak volumes to just how much we love our animal pals, and how much we miss them. TRUTH: We never forget our beloved pets, no matter how long it has been since they departed. ANOTHER TRUTH: It is painful when our pets are no longer with us and we are left behind to continue our life without their unconditional love and physical presence. Here’s the GOOD news: there ARE visiting hours at the…
  • Hay – All Year Long

    Billie Hinton
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:40 am
    Back when Keil Bay and his magnificent painted pony sidekick Apache Moon joined our family they were boarded at a small stable that encouraged self-care, which meant we were responsible for mucking stalls, cleaning and filling water buckets, and supplying all feed and hay. For nine months my two children and I drove to the barn daily to ride and learn the work of living with horses. Once a week I bought their feed and hay and we loaded it into our minivan, drove to the barn, and unloaded bags into feed cans and bales onto a small wooden pallet in the hay storage area we were allotted. I…
  • Remembering Cecil the Lion: Is Peace Possible?

    Janet Roper
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:18 am
    Honoring Cecil Cecil, a beloved resident of Hwange National Park and a major tourist draw for Zimbabwe, was killed this week by a Minnesota dentist. If you want details, google it. I can’t wrap my head around it, for so, SO many reasons. As I sit here in the comfort of an air conditioned house surrounded by Midwestern cornfields, writing about this travesty, I realize I am so far removed from it that it seems and feels unreal to me. Frankly, aliens landing in the middle of the cornfield across the road and creating crop circles would make a whole helluva lot more sense to me. However…
  • Harbingers of Fall

    Billie Hinton
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:15 pm
    July has passed quickly and Im not sure how this happened. Its been hot most of the month and weve had many three-shower days, an indication of how many times I was out at the barn and how many times I came in drenched in sweat. Ive hosed horses and fed wet hay and filled countless water buckets. The days seemed long as I lived through them, as only the days in July can be. So when we finally hit a cooler spell this weekend, youd think I would kick back and enjoy the break in the heat. Instead, I was out at the barn cleaning. The tack and feed room has been gradually deteriorating into a…
  • The Cat’s Meow: A Call for Help

    Janet Roper
    15 Jul 2015 | 8:58 am
    It’s been about 6 weeks now since cats Billy and Raven, dog Max and I left our home in Minnesota and moved to Illinois. The invitation to come to Illinois came about quickly and unexpectedly. In less than four weeks almost 3 decades of Minnesota belongings were either packed, stored, sold or donated. Essentials were loaded in the car, good-byes were said and the 4 of us hit the road. There were SO many things to think of in preparing for the move: the logistics of the move itself, utility notifications, notifying the post office, updating professional places such as dentist, insurance,…
 
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  • Benny & the Pets Test Turbopup Meal Bars

    BL Ochman
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:00 pm
    We tried to have an orderly test of Turbopup K9 Meal Bars with Benny and the Pets. We really did. But the pups went nuts over them. The pack rated Turbopup four paws up. Benny Bix Ochman labradoodle has very sensitive digestion, as do some of his pack. Like many other dogs, he can’t digest chicken, for example. The Turbopup flavors the pack tried were Peanut Butter and Bacon. Neither one had ingredients likely to be allergens. The bars are pricey, but they’re convenient. And, as you can see, dogs love them. Today’s test group includes Benny, Tasso and Coco, as well as an…
  • Kidnapped baby elephant reunited with mother after 3 years

    BL Ochman
    13 Aug 2015 | 8:28 pm
    A mother and her baby elephant were reunited after years apart, according to Lek Chailert, the founder of Elephant Heaven Nature Park in Chiang Mai province, Northern Thailand. Chailert was named one of six Women Heroes of Global Conservation by Hillary Clinton in 2010. Me-Bai, the baby elephant, was taken in 2011 when she was 3 years old and sold into slavery in the tourism industry, where she was forced to give tourists rides. Because she was so young when she was taken, Me-Bai wasn’t able to carry the tourists and began to lose weight. Finally, because she was weak and therefore not…
  • Dog Steals Hose, Chases Owner

    BL Ochman
    11 Jul 2015 | 11:15 am
    Click the photo to see the video.
  • French Bulldog Outed by Best Friend

    BL Ochman
    7 Jul 2015 | 8:16 am
    When asked who chewed up all the toilet paper this French Bulldog has nothing to say. However, her Bull Mastiff “friend” has no problem literally pointing her out.
  • How to Separate Cats and Dogs to Keep Household Peace

    BL Ochman
    6 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Sponsored Post Sometimes, a cat and a dog can coexist peacefully in a household. If yours, on the other hand, can’t seem to stop feuding, you’ll need to find a solution that doesn’t involve removing any of your beloved pets from your home. Let’s take a look at your options. The Wrong Way Before we look at some of the good solutions to a feuding pets problem, let’s discuss some of the not-so-good options. Keeping either your dogs or cats in a crate or cage is one way to ensure they don’t cross paths. However, this is certainly not a solution for long periods of time. Limiting the…
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    Purina Care Blog

  • 10 Most Unusual Pets Ever

    Jessica
    23 Aug 2015 | 9:25 pm
    The post 10 Most Unusual Pets Ever appeared first on Purina Care Blog.
  • All my 33 pets (updated!)

    Jessica
    12 Aug 2015 | 8:01 am
    The post All my 33 pets (updated!) appeared first on Purina Care Blog.
  • TOP 10 CUTEST PETS! (2015)

    Jessica
    6 Aug 2015 | 1:28 am
    The post TOP 10 CUTEST PETS! (2015) appeared first on Purina Care Blog.
  • The Secret Life of Pets Official Trailer #1 (2016) Louis C.K. Animated Movie HD

    Jessica
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:12 am
    The post The Secret Life of Pets Official Trailer #1 (2016) Louis C.K. Animated Movie HD appeared first on Purina Care Blog.
  • Get Freedom with Doggy Doors Perth for Your Adorable Dog

    Jessica
    21 Jul 2015 | 10:21 am
    Norbert is my buddy when I am busy sprinting away in the park every morning. He travels with me and loves the outdoors. At home, Norbert and I really do have a lot of fun. You may think that Norbert is a human. No, he is not. He is my pet. An Alsatian who loves me as much as I do. Recently, Norbert and I move into a new home at Perth. I used to live with my parents in Melbourne and we had a huge house. In Perth, I have rented an apartment where my wife, I and Norbert live. When we first shifted to Perth, Norbert did have a tough time adjusting to the minimal and compact space. It is obvious…
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    The Pet Psychic

  • Hudson & Angels

    the Pet Psychic
    28 Aug 2015 | 10:05 pm
    My conversation with Hudson: Hudson “mom am I going to fly to the Angels to visit soon?” Me: I’m sure you can go when ever you want. Why do ask? Hudson: “I feel like I can fly to the Angels and talk with them, but I just forgot how. I hope I remember soon. I feel like I miss it.” Me: aww Buddy you will remember soon. You will be flying to speak with the Angels in no time. You’re just like my sweet sweet Stormy.  Hudson: I hope I remember how soon.  * He means speaking with the Angels in meditation The post Hudson & Angels appeared first on…
  • Happy National Dog Day

    the Pet Psychic
    26 Aug 2015 | 8:04 pm
    Happy National Dog Day!  Revisiting my late Stormy the Aussie and Maia the wolfdog!  Both reincarnated back to me as Hudson and Luca. The universe is amazing! The post Happy National Dog Day appeared first on The Pet Psychic.
  • 2 more minutes 

    the Pet Psychic
    25 Aug 2015 | 2:59 pm
    2 min and I’m back to work. The post 2 more minutes  appeared first on The Pet Psychic.
  • Sleepy Luca

    the Pet Psychic
    24 Aug 2015 | 9:42 pm
    I don’t hear it that often… “Let me sleep” says Luca. The post Sleepy Luca appeared first on The Pet Psychic.
  • Hudson at Home

    the Pet Psychic
    24 Aug 2015 | 3:19 pm
       I asked Hudson what he wants to say to everyone out there and he replied, “Don’t eat paint.”  That probably has something to do with why earlier I heard the painter say, “ahh Buddy, don’t lick the wall. …. No, don’t lick the wall.” Life of a 5.5 month old German Shepherd The post Hudson at Home appeared first on The Pet Psychic.
 
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  • Top 5 Tips to Address Separation Anxiety in Pets during Back-to-School Season By Purina veterinarian Dr. Kurt Venator

    Aimee
    31 Aug 2015 | 9:10 am
    This post is sponsored by Purina. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about the Purina Back to School program, but 4 the Love of Animals only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Back to … Continue reading → The post Top 5 Tips to Address Separation Anxiety in Pets during Back-to-School Season By Purina veterinarian Dr. Kurt Venator appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals.
  • Unlikely Animal Friends Wanted!

    Aimee
    28 Aug 2015 | 12:05 pm
    Do you have an unlikely animal friend? Or two animals of different species that are best friends? Or did you go to extremes to rescue a helpless animal? National Geographic WILD is looking for your stories! For submissions, please email … Continue reading → The post Unlikely Animal Friends Wanted! appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals.
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    Professional Pet Business Advice, Tools, and Guidance - PetSittingOlogy

  • How To Come Up With Topics and Ideas for Your Pet Blog Posts: Take The Challenge!

    Joshua Cary
    26 Aug 2015 | 4:45 am
    Coming up with blog topics to write about is easy once you have the right “ingredients”. This article will hand you the tools to come up with dozens of new article topics and ideas you can write about. What is the number one reason you are not writing blog post articles for your pet business website? Do you feel that you are “not a good writer?”  Do you wonder where you might find the time?  Are you unsure of the proper blog post format? While those are all valid thoughts, you are going to receive an abundance of help today when it comes to topic selection. When we…
  • How to Partner with a Vet and More: Live Q&A with Dr. Andy Roark [video]

    Laura Capra
    19 Aug 2015 | 4:38 am
    Do you believe that it takes a team to have a successful business? Mentors, colleagues, friends, industry professionals – it’s how you learn and grow and succeed. We couldn’t be more excited that Dr. Andy Roark recently joined our team here at PSO and subsequently, your team as well! Push Play and Watch Here Show Notes In this first (of hopefully many) live webinar, two things stood out: First: Andy is a practicing vet. (read full bio below)  As professionals in the pet industry, I cannot think of another more qualified referral source for clients than a vet. But HOW do…
  • What Image Do You Want To Portray For Your Pet Sitting Business?

    Laura Capra
    12 Aug 2015 | 12:13 pm
    Editor’s Note: This is a post written by pet sitting business owner, Julie Fredrick, of The Pet Sitter of Boise. If you have an article you’d love us to consider for publication on the PSO blog, contact us! “What is the image I want for my pet sitting business?” This is the question Julie Frederick of The Pet Sitter of Boise addressed early on when she was just starting her business.  We want to thank her for sharing her story: While in the process of creating my first website, I searched Google for things like “New York City Pet Sitters.” and studied…
  • The PetSittingOlogy Mission is to Honor and Support You and Your Uniqueness

    Laura Capra
    5 Aug 2015 | 12:37 pm
    Does your pet sitting business have a mission statement in place? Simply put, a mission statement is a formal summary of the aims and values of a company, organization, or individual. Here at PetSittingOlogy (PSO), our mission statement has always centered around YOU. We are consistently guided by these questions: How can we help you be a successful business owner in the pet industry? How can we help you build your ideal and dream business? At our core, our foundation: It is about providing you with resources to make an informed decision on what is going to work best for YOU!   There is no…
  • Case Study: How You Can Rank in Google for the Keyword ‘Pet Sitting’

    Joshua Cary
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:48 am
    Are you looking to rank higher in Google results for a specific keyword? Do you wonder why you may not be ranking at all for certain keywords? I receive a variety of questions from pet sitters and this topic is quite possibly the most popular subject I am asked.  And, it’s one that I most enjoy speaking on. SEO (search engine optimization), websites, and ranking in Google are all important conversations to have. In a recent thread inside our Private Facebook group for PSO clients, pet sitter John Buttner of Specialized Pet Services in Omaha, Nebraska said he was having a difficult…
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    The Pet Wiki - New pages [en]

  • Tips for Your Parrot's Diet

    Mamairis
    30 Aug 2015 | 3:33 am
    Mamairis: Some parrots can be finicky eaters. They don't always choose things that are good for them. But it's important to ensure they are getting the proper nutrition. Researchers have discovered that the major cause of mortality among pet birds is malnutrition. Feeding your bird a seed only diet is dangerous to his/her health. Seeds alone do not provide all the essential nutrients and create an unbalanced diet. If your bird has been on an all seed diet, it's time to introduce foods that are high in Vitamins and Calcium. Begin changes gradually with small bits of leafy greens, cutting back…
  • Dogs Eating Dirt

    Mamairis
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:27 am
    Mamairis: What is it that makes dirt so attractive that some dogs add it to their diet? It can be especially frustrating when you feed your dog the highest quality food, home-cook, feed complete raw meals or a combination of any of these. There are several reasons put forth as to why dogs eat dirt - missing nutrients, vitamin and/or mineral deficiencies, indigestion, attempting to neutralize toxins. Of course, if you've followed all the feeding requirements as told by the professionals in the pet nutrition field, it may be simply an acquired habit. One day your dog started playing with a…
  • Repeating Commands

    Mamairis
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:31 am
    Mamairis: When asking your dog to do something, do you find yourself repeating a specific instruction several times (example-stay, stay, stay and so on)? Don't feel badly, many of us are guilty of this behavior. Perhaps we humans think if we repeat a command, our dog will get it and do the behavior. Professional trainers tell us to say the word we use for the behavior only once using short low sounds. It could be that we repeat commands because we are nervous or stressed. And of course the dog recognizes this as they can read us so well and becomes nervous and confused. If your dog doesn't…
  • What Your Dog's Eyes Communicate

    Mamairis
    24 Aug 2015 | 2:51 am
    Mamairis: Can you spot the different ways your dog uses his/her eyes to send you messages? Pain can cause a squinty look to your dog's eyes. If your dog's eyes appear larger than usual, it could mean s/he feels threatened or stressed. Larger or smaller eyes can mean aggression. If the whites are showing (called whale eye), especially when guarding an object, it's a warning and means the dog is about to become aggressive. Then there's that soft look that we all recognize which indicates love. A recent study has shown that dogs communicate with other dogs using their eyes alone. The shape of…
  • Dickin Medal for Animal War Heroes

    Mamairis
    23 Aug 2015 | 12:39 am
    Mamairis: During World War II, a British woman named Maria Dickin felt that animals should be rewarded for their courage and service during wartime. Appalled at the living conditions of the poor in London's East End, Ms. Dickin, a wealthy socialite was even more concerned for the animals living there. Conditions were even worse for the horses, donkeys, goats, rabbits, dogs, cats, who were thin, sickly, crippled, injured, disease-ridden. Owners could barely scrape enough to feed and care for their families leaving no money left to care for the animals. When Ms. Dickin lost her beloved…
 
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    Take Paws - The official pet travel blog of GoPetFriendly.com

  • Seeing Lake Sakakawea and the Knife River Indian Villages with Dogs

    Amy Burkert
    31 Aug 2015 | 10:45 am
    It’s funny how a place can completely surprise you … once you actually go there. Ever since we decided to make North Dakota one of our summer destinations, the sarcastic comments have been flying. Not many shared pleasant stories of their experiences, and some even questioned whether we’d misspoken and meant South Dakota – surely our intention was to see the Black Hills, right? After all, what could possibly interest us in North Dakota? I have to admit, the comments got to me, and my own expectations of our visit began to sink. Trading in my curiosity and just…
  • Weekly Pet Travel Photo Challenge

    Amy Burkert
    28 Aug 2015 | 5:30 am
    Welcome to this week’s GoPetFriendly.com Pet Travel Photo Challenge … where we post your pet travel pictures and you guess the pet friendly destinations! Last Week’s Winner Thanks to everyone who played last week, and congratulations to Sue P. of Taylor, Pennsylvania – she identified this pet friendly destination as the Painted Desert near Tuba City, AZ. We hope you enjoy your “Travels with Ty & Buster”calendar, Sue! Photo copyright: Instagram user @tmbensley Let’s See Your Photos … Mucho barko to Instagram user @tmbensley for sharing last…
  • Tips for RVing with Pets

    Amy Burkert
    26 Aug 2015 | 6:43 am
    Whether you’re thinking about renting a pet friendly motorhome for a family vacation, or considering buying an RV to make traveling with your furry family members easier, rest assured you won’t be alone. According to the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association‘s spring survey (completed in April), 61% of RV owners travel with pets! There’s nothing better for pet friendly trips than a vehicle that provides all the comforts of home, but comes on wheels. One of the primary benefits of RV travel is that your pets can enjoy the great outdoors all day, but always sleep…
  • We Finally Made It to North Dakota!

    Amy Burkert
    24 Aug 2015 | 6:38 am
    After traveling full-time for more than five years, we finally made it to North Dakota! Whether it’s in their head or written down, most people collect a list of places they want to see in their lifetime. For us, moving into the motorhome has been the ultimate dream – it’s allowed us to spend time together and run our businesses, while seizing the moment and visiting the places that we’ve always wanted to see. Like a couple of kids just out of school on summer break, we spent the first couple years darting around the country checking things off … from natural…
  • Weekly Pet Travel Photo Challenge

    Amy Burkert
    21 Aug 2015 | 5:28 am
    Welcome to this week’s GoPetFriendly.com Pet Travel Photo Challenge … where we post your pet travel pictures and you guess the pet friendly destinations! Last Week’s Winner Thanks to everyone who played last week, and congratulations to Elizabeth B. of Bryson City, NC – she identified this pet friendly destination as Sacajawea Peak in the Bridger Mountains of Montana. We hope you enjoy your “Travels with Ty & Buster”calendar, Elizabeth! Photo copyright: HortonsTravels (Instagram User @hortonstravels) Let’s See Your Photos … Mucho barko to…
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    Pawcurious: With Veterinarian and Author Dr. V

  • Grief is a hot potato

    Dr. V
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:37 pm
    Ever since I started this blog, and even moreso since writing All Dogs Go to Kevin, people write to tell me about their pets who are no longer with them. They used to apologize for writing, or say they weren’t even sure why they were telling me about their pet, but most people don’t do that anymore. I think they know that they don’t need to explain. As followers of the blog know, I love birthdays. Birthdays are fun, and I love love love that my birthday coincides with National Dog Day. I always celebrate. This year, though, I could barely be bothered. It was so bad that I…
  • EOTW: Back to School for Brody One Ear!

    Dr. V
    24 Aug 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Today we bring to you our second Ear of the Week: Yes, the kids are back to school this week, but why should they have all the fun? Just because a dog only has one ear doesn’t mean he can’t be fully functional. Really, in many ways this ear surpasses the original one. His old ear didn’t have a pen holder, after all. He’s already learned that the hat and the camera mean fun time and treats, so rest assured no one is more on board with this ear project that Brody himself. Now if only I could teach him to make coffee…
  • SuperBrode is back- but now he’s BIONIC!

    Dr. V
    17 Aug 2015 | 2:20 pm
    Our hero SuperBrode has been enjoying the relative peace and quiet of Muttropolis, lounging in semi-retirement. However, evil was afoot! The Malevolent Mast Cell Maniac was on the loose, wreaking havoc on SuperBrode and the good citizens of Muttropolis! When we last left our hero, he was recovering from their last vicious battle… SuperBrode survived, but it cost him dearly. Or should I say….D’Early? Nonetheless, he was well on the road to recovery- Something seemed….different. Without his Super Fluffy Ears of Wonder working in concert, he felt a little deflated. Or…
  • Dear Pet Owners: Stop saying your pet doesn’t hurt!

    Dr. V
    12 Aug 2015 | 12:41 pm
    If I had a nickel for every time a person said, “Oh, my dog isn’t hurting, I can tell because he doesn’t cry” I would have a nice little nest egg by now. It makes me nuts, because it’s not true, and pets suffer for it. Maybe people will take it better from this older, distinguished-looking actor in a lab coat. Have you ever been sore, or had a headache, or tweaked your knee? Did you cry every time you moved? Probably not. Acute pain, the type you get when you stub your toe on the doorjamb or slice your finger cutting lemons, is sharp enough that you might cry out…
  • Ask Me Anything TOMORROW on reddit! (Plus reddit primer)

    Dr. V
    10 Aug 2015 | 12:06 am
    If you know and love reddit already, here’s the short short version: Tomorrow (8/11/15) I will be on Reddit doing an AMA from 2-5 PST (5-8 EST) on /r/books. I’d love for you to join me! If you don’t know reddit, you might need a more involved primer: What is reddit? Reddit is a website where people talk about, well, just about everything. Some people talk about football. Some people talk about cars. Others talk about knitting, politics, cat videos, just about anything under the sun. As a massive catchall, it can understandably be very confusing to navigate. To help organize…
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    PetRelocation.com Blog

  • Traveling With a Dog From Kenya to the United States

    Pet Travel Questions
    31 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    Hi, I am travelling with my pet for the first time. My husband and I are headed back to America after living in Kenya for some time, we will be bringing back our miniature maltpom (cross between a miniature maltase and Pomeranian ) I have never travelled with a pet before, let alone on such a long journey. A flight from Kenya to California is long for a human, and I can only imagine it for such a small dog. My questions are as follows... Does he fly in the cabin with us or with the luggage carrier? Is there a person assigned to look after him and ensure that he is safe? Are we allowed to see…
  • Incredible Experiences: Ariel's Journey From Dublin to Seattle

    PetRelocation.com Customer
    31 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    "Ariel's Relocation to the United States" Relocating your pet is highly emotional; it is quite difficult to imagine it unless you go through this experience. When we started planning our trip to the US from Ireland, we envisaged travelling with our Maine Coon cat, Ariel, on the same plane, in the cabin. I could not accept the thought of a different way of doing it. Like an overprotective mother, I had to have my eyes on our baby the entire trip. As many may know, the Maine Coon isn't a small kitty, it is, in fact, one of the largest cat breeds. So complying with weight and…
  • Pet News Round-Up: Traveling With Pets Around the World

    Pet Travel News
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Catch up with a few high-flying, globetrotting pets. Road trip: traveling safely with your pet by car. These are some of the most pet friendly vacation spots in the United States. A look at dog friendly places in New York City. Via the Wall Street Journal: Moxie's transatlantic journey.    Have a good weekend, everyone!  
  • Incredible Experiences: Two Cats Move to China

    PetRelocation.com Customer
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    "Ni Hao, Shanghai!" My job moved us to Shanghai in the summer of 2015. No stranger to large moves from country to country, we decided that this time around it was best to hire a company to help with getting our two cats into China. Sarah Rosales and Mandy O'Connell were tremendously up-to-speed with the requirements and regulations for importing two cats into Shanghai and we felt very supported every step of the way. Their team began the transition in San Diego through to L.A., to Amsterdam, then Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and lastly Shanghai. We were able to track their flights,…
  • Pet Travel Between the United States and England

    Pet Travel Questions
    26 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Dear PetRelocation, I am planning to move with my dogs from England to Arizona in mid-September. My dogs have passports and they have recently been vaccinated against rabies. I am planning to have then tested for tapeworm before flying. I would appreciate any advice you could give on any other medical preparation needed or any suggestions for the most animal-friendly airlines. Warm Regards, Natalie   Hi Natalie, Thank you for your inquiry! Traveling with pets to the United States is a pretty straightforward process and we'd be happy to provide an overview of what to expect.
 
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    FIDO Friendly

  • CANINE CAMP GETAWAY OF NY

    nicholas@fidofriendly.com
    24 Aug 2015 | 3:29 pm
     If you’re looking for a vacation that your dog will enjoy every bit as much as you do, Canine Camp Getaway of NY might be the perfect bucket list getaway for both of you! Held twice a year in scenic (or, if you’re a dog, scent-ic) Lake George, New York, set against the stunning backdrop of the Adirondack Mountains, Canine Camp Getaway offers a wealth of activities you can enjoy with your...
  • Dunedin aka Dogedin

    nicholas@fidofriendly.com
    24 Aug 2015 | 1:40 pm
  • Bora Bora

    nicholas@fidofriendly.com
    24 Aug 2015 | 1:32 pm
  • Southern California Dreaming

    nicholas@fidofriendly.com
    24 Aug 2015 | 1:22 pm
  • Adoption Story

    nicholas@fidofriendly.com
    24 Aug 2015 | 1:15 pm
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    Miniature Schnauzer Blog

  • Meet Jerome ,aka

    9 Aug 2015 | 11:57 pm
    Jerome will always be the first love of my Girlfriends life! Me and Jerome didn't see eye to eye for the first few months of mine and Rose's relationship.
  • My best friend Annie.

    9 Aug 2015 | 11:55 pm
    On 8/5 we lost our little Annie to a heart condition. It was sudden but she died in my arms surrounded by love. We miss her more than words can say.
  • My Precious Love Casey

    9 Aug 2015 | 11:54 pm
    Dearest Casey, Just days short of your 13th birthday my sweet love I had to make the hardest decision to end your life. You stopped eating any food one
  • My Sweet Girl, Crystal

    25 Jul 2015 | 4:01 am
    On Saturday, July 18th, 2015 we lost our perfect baby girl, Crystal, after a battle with Cancer. While all fur babies are perfect, Crystal was precisely
  • My Miniature Schnauzer Scruff Macduff

    5 Jul 2015 | 7:04 am
    My Miniature Schnauzer Scruff went through many different name changes and is still only nine weeks old And,as a result of this, is still teething, how
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    BorderWars

  • The Rare Border Collie Mauling

    Christopher
    14 Aug 2015 | 1:39 am
    The only thing Dublin mauls are Frisbees. Photo by Amy Irvin. You really don’t hear much about Border Collie maulings against humans.  One such incident hit the news recently, so I figure that an analysis is in order. It certainly isn’t part of the breed stereotype, which typically reinforces their reputation as brilliant, energetic, athletic, human focused, highly trainable and desperate to please. The negatives are simple extensions of these virtues: devious, neurotic, hyperactive, easily bored, demanding, needy, and overly sensitive. These qualities are the obvious consequence…
  • It’s all in how you train them? Not really.

    Christopher
    24 Mar 2015 | 2:06 am
    Celeste nurturing Maximus. He’s a dog because of his nature. He’s a Border Collie because of his nature. He herds things, chases things, is highly attentive to humans and stock because of his nature. What makes him behave like a BC is not different from what makes him look like one. One of the most pernicious mantras in the dog world is “It’s all in how you train them!” Let’s pretend for a moment that this statement is true.  What other closely held dog beliefs and behaviors would we have to question?  Pretty much all of dogdom, frankly. If…
  • The Long and Short of 2014

    Christopher
    31 Dec 2014 | 10:58 pm
    Bear is growing up. As 2014 draws to a close, a little reflection is in order. The blog was big on stats this year with over 320,000 visitors according to WordPress and 418,000 page views according to statcounter. My hosting software claims over 373,515 unique visitors visiting over 718k times, looking at 2.48 million pages, and downloading 770 GB of bandwidth. In 2014, there were 45 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 492 posts and 818 people like Border-Wars on Facebook. The most popular download was the first episode of the WarHorn Podcast with 1,130 downloads. The most…
  • Shelters kill. So why call them Shelters?

    Christopher
    30 Nov 2014 | 1:41 am
    This topic is depressing. Here’s Gemma being cute. shel·ter noun 1. a place giving protection from bad weather or danger. 2. a place providing food and accommodation for the homeless. 3. an animal sanctuary. 4. a shielded condition; protection. Shelters kill dogs and cats. So why do we call them shelters when they don’t offer actual shelter? Do you know what we call places where we keep unwanted things for picking over by strangers until they are regularly thrown away? Garbage Cans. And do you know what we call places we send the old and infirm to die because we can’t…
  • Dog Culture is Religion and Politics

    Christopher
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:09 am
    Enough dogma, throw the disc. It’s an often reiterated rule of etiquette to never discuss religion or politics in polite company.  And this is why etiquette is for pussies. See, “religion and politics” are essentially stand-ins for weltanschuuang – a larger world view that incorporates philosophy, values, and ethics.  The big IMPORTANT things in life unless you’ve tuned out and decided to just get by and let other people do your heavy lifting for you. The dog world is inherently religious and political and thus any meaningful discussion of the culture is bound…
 
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    Hambone Award

  • We Are Nationwide

    Ryan
    18 Aug 2015 | 2:20 pm
    It’s official, VPI is now Nationwide! Though VPI has been part of the Nationwide family since 2008, we’re proud to transition to one company, one culture and one brand. Under the Nationwide brand, we will continue our commitment to being the leader in pet health financing with new products and services designed just for pet lovers. Learn about our new products, enjoy fun and informative pet-related content and check out how you can win Nationwide swag on our new online communities. We are proud of our passion for pets and remain dedicated to serving our members. Above all, we…
  • Wackiest Pet Names of 2015 Revealed

    Ryan
    10 Aug 2015 | 3:34 pm
    The results are in – Baron Von Furrypants nosed out Artoo Dogtoo and Leonardo DiCatprio purred past Fuzz Lightyear to be named the Wackiest Pet Names of 2015. Each year, Nationwide (formerly Veterinary Pet Insurance), the nation’s first and largest provider of pet health insurance, recognizes the most clever, creative and quirky pet names across the nation. After a thorough selection process, 50 kooky canine and 50 comical cat names were chosen from Nationwide’s database of more than 525,000 insured pets. The top 10 dog and 10 cat monikers were put to a public vote, where Baron Von…
  • Vote Now for the Wackiest Pet Names of 2015

    admin
    20 Jul 2015 | 4:34 pm
    UPDATE: We’ve extended voting by one day! Vote now! Which zany tag will be voted wackiest pet name of 2015? Vote now through August 4th to choose who will join last year’s winners Peanut Wigglebutt and Snuggles Butt Le Lee on the legendary list of memorable monikers. Vote for your favorite priceless pup or comical kitty moniker and read how their nutty names were chosen at www.wackypetnames.com. The 10 wackiest pet names have been selected from Nationwide’s database of more than half a million insured pets and are listed below. Dogs Cats 1. Abigail Carmichael Sparticus 1.
  • Fourth of July Pet Dangers and Safety Tips

    admin
    18 Jun 2015 | 4:26 pm
    It’s time for Americans to celebrate their independence, which means barbeques, pool parties and, of course, fireworks. This Fourth of July, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation’s first and largest provider of pet health insurance, reminds pet lovers that the keys to a safe celebration are preparation and awareness. To bring attention to the potential dangers surrounding pets on Independence Day, VPI, a Nationwide company, sorted through its database of more than 525,000 insured pets to determine the most common Fourth of July related pet injuries. Below are the results: VPI…
  • VPI Donates to Deckers Dogs

    admin
    8 Jun 2015 | 4:46 pm
    In celebration of National Pet Parent’s Day®, Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI) joined forces with the Eric and Jesse Decker Foundation to raise money in support of Deckers Dogs. Over the last two years, VPI has donated more than $15,000 to help Deckers Dogs fund the rescue, care and custom training of shelter dogs to assist our military veterans returning home with disabilities. VPI’s donation to Deckers Dogs helped fund the rescue and custom training of Decker, who was rescued from a Colorado animal shelter and underwent 10 months of training at Freedom Service Dogs of America. Decker was…
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    Bunny's Blog

  • As Erika approaches, American Humane Association offers tips to keep pets safe

    Vicki Cook
    29 Aug 2015 | 8:07 am
    Via AmericanHumane.org - With Tropical Storm Erika expected to make landfall somewhere along Florida’s Atlantic coast on Monday, American Humane Association and its Red Star Rescue team are issuing lifesaving tips to keep you, your family and your pets safe before, during and after the storm.  Before the storm Review your evacuation plans and know a safe place where your pets can go if you need to evacuate. Evacuation destinations may include a friend or family member’s home, going to a pet-friendly hotel, or temporarily housing your pets at a boarding facility. Plan…
  • Animal responders train for next big storm on 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

    Vicki Cook
    22 Aug 2015 | 6:53 am
    In light of the ten-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, disaster response experts who led animal rescue efforts following Katrina are returning to Louisiana to train emergency responders on how to rescue animals in future disasters.The week-long boot camp is part of ongoing efforts to ready the nation for another Katrina-sized disaster, and will be will be taught by leading experts from across the country.Attendees will learn various aspects of animal disaster response, including water rescue, fire rescue, pet first aid, large animal rescue, animal sheltering, and decontamination of…
  • Petco Foundation supports U.S. War Dogs Association and Search Dog Foundation

    Vicki Cook
    15 Aug 2015 | 4:54 am
    Via PR Newswire - The United States War Dogs Association has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to return, reunite and provide medical care for retiring military and contract working dogs serving overseas with their handlers.Each year thousands of dogs serve at home and overseas in all branches of the Armed Forces with loyalty and honor. Currently these dogs may be retired in the country in which they are located and if overseas, they do not have access to military transport to return home. Proposed legislation will ensure that all military K9 handlers would be guaranteed…
  • Major carriers urged to ban hunting trophy shipments

    Vicki Cook
    8 Aug 2015 | 4:31 am
    Via HumaneSociety.org - Some of the world’s largest air carriers, including UPS, FedEx and South African Airways, are under pressure from Humane Society International to adopt an immediate ban on the transport of hunting trophies, especially Africa’s “Big Five”: African elephants, rhinoceroses, African lions, leopards and Cape buffalo.Airlines including DHL Express, Delta, Air Canada, United Airlines and American Airlines have implemented similar bans following the tragedy surrounding Cecil, who was killed by an American trophy hunter in Zimbabwe. As well as urgently calling on all…
  • ASPCA grants $200,000 to equine groups to assist retired racehorses

    Vicki Cook
    1 Aug 2015 | 6:05 am
    Via ASPCA.org - The ASPCA has announced that it has granted $200,000 to 26 equine rescue groups across the country in recognition of their efforts to assist retired racehorses.The grants were awarded as part of the ASPCA Rescuing Racers Initiative, a major grants program that aids in the rescue and rehabilitation of retired racehorses to save them from slaughter. Now in its sixth year, the program gives retired racers a new lease on life by preparing them for lives off the track.“Six years ago, the ASPCA received an anonymous donation to launch the Rescuing Racers Initiative, and with the…
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    WeHeartPets

  • Whoa: Sen. Wicker says he once hired alleged ricin letter mailer as Elvis impersonator

    admin
    31 Aug 2015 | 10:55 am
    RICIN SUSPECT – ELVIS IMPERSONATOR: Sen Wicker just told me and other reporters that and that he has met the man. More. — Lisa Desjardins (@LisaDNews) April 18, 2013 Fa-reaky! Authorities arrested Paul Kevin Curtis yesterday in connection with ricin-laced letters mailed to Washington, D.C, including one sent to the office of Sen. Roger Wicker. In addition to being an alleged criminal, Curtis, of Corinth, Mississippi, is also an Elvis impersonator. And according to several media outlets, Wicker once hired Curtis for his services: Senator Wicker tells reporters he had met the Elvis…
  • This New Instagram Trend Has People Creating The High Heels Of Their Dreams

    admin
    30 Aug 2015 | 10:53 am
    Strap that pizza box to your heels and call it art. The strange Instagram trend #Heelconcepts was started back in December by the user @m.sty, an artist and textile designer. Others began picking it up — and now there are hundreds of variations online. instagram.com 2. To participate, ‘Grammers simply create a fake “shoe” and photograph their foot “wearing” it. instagram.com instagram.com instagram.com There seem to be categories to #heelconcepts at this point, since there are so many. You’ve got the “beauty is pain”…
  • Zoidberg Jesus

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    29 Aug 2015 | 10:52 am
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  • Pallas’s Cat Is The Greatest Animal Ever Created. Just Look At THAT FACE And Try To Disagree.

    admin
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:53 am
    Take one glance at the Pallas’s cat and it will leap from the grasslands of Central Asia and right into your heart. Soon enough, you’ll feel ticklish all over like your entire body was cuddling in its fluffy fur, but don’t be alarmed–it’s only happiness. It’s completely natural to feel this way. It’s a cute cat that makes funny faces, how could you not? 1. Look at that face. 2. LOOK AT THAT FACE! 3. Maybe skip that one. 4. Aw! 5. So sleepy. 6. How is this real? 7. “Surprise! I exist!” 8. Come. On. (via derschneefiel) Adorable!
 
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    PetFriendlyIreland

  • New Law on Microchipping

    Peter Salisbury
    31 Aug 2015 | 8:52 am
    In the Republic of Ireland from 31st March 2016, it will be compulsory for all dogs to be microchipped. As a dog owner, there are three things you need to know about the new legislation: Your dog must be microchipped and registered on a government approved database by 31st March 2016. You must have a certificate from a government approved database to prove that your dog is microchipped and registered on that database. You must keep your contact details up to date. Any changes of ownership or of contact details, such as address and phone numbers, must be notified to that database. If you are…
  • Furry 5K: 16th August 2015

    Peter Salisbury
    15 Aug 2015 | 3:57 am
    The Furry 5k is a 5km walk for dog owners and their canines taking place across Ireland on August 16th to raise much needed funds for local animal welfare charities. The walk takes place at 10am at the following locations: Portlaoise Athlone Mullingar Galway (Terryland) Dublin (Nutgrove) 100% of the funds raised go to the following animal welfare charities: Laois Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (LSPCA) Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind Galway Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA) Mutts Anonymous Dog Rescue & Adoption (Madra) Dublin Society for the…
  • Why Your Dog Twitches When Sleeping

    Peter Salisbury
    11 Aug 2015 | 8:54 am
    We’ve all seen it. Our dog is sleeping and suddenly starts moving his paws. His body starts to twitch and he may even vocalize a little. He looks like he’s running on his side, as if chasing something in his dreams. So, what’s going on? Just like us, dogs dream. They go through three sleep stages: non-rapid eye movement (NREM); rapid eye movement (REM); and short-wave sleep (SWS). Animal experts believe that dogs dream during the REM stage and act on their dreams by twitching or moving all four paws as if they were running or chasing something. Many animal behaviourists…
  • Rathfarnham Village Festival: 13th August 2015

    Peter Salisbury
    11 Aug 2015 | 12:51 am
    The Rathfarnham Village Festival Dog Show starts at 6pm on Thursday 13th August. Small/Medium/Large Dog Classes Best in Show Dogs must be registered by 5.30pm This year’s Rathfarnham Village Festival also includes cycle races, market stalls, 1916 Freedom Bus Tour, petting farm, photo competition and much more.
  • The Great Irish Dog Walk: 26th September 2015

    Peter Salisbury
    10 Aug 2015 | 10:56 am
    Join the DSPCA and 5000 waggly tails for the Great Irish Dog Walk in what promises to be a fun-filled day and doggie themed festival around the boundaries of the beautiful grounds of the DSPCA with spectacular views over Dublin Bay and the surrounding countryside. The event is open to all dog owners or simply people who love animals and wish to enjoy a fun day out, while supporting the lifesaving work of the DSPCA. Date: Saturday 26th September 2015 Where: DSPCA Campus, Mount Venus Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16 Start Time:  10am to 5pm – Staggered Starting times – 10.00am, 11.30am,…
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    Petful

  • 10 Most Popular Dog Names in the United States

    Gayle Hickman
    26 Aug 2015 | 11:00 am
    Meet Bella. Well, one of many, many dogs named Bella. By: paul Salute your canine friends — today is National Dog Day. In honor of the occasion, the social network Nextdoor surveyed its members (from around 70,000 neighborhoods in the country) to determine the best-liked names for America’s pooches. Here are the top 10 favorites. Sorry, “Fido” didn’t make the cut in this one. Bella (thanks to the Twilight movies) Lucy Max Daisy Bailey Buddy Molly Charlie Maggie Sadie Note that 8 out of the 10 most popular dog names end in a long “e” sound. According…
  • It Started With a Tree. And Now? It’s an Amazing Cat Playground.

    Gayle Hickman
    26 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    The cats approve of your project. Photos by: sliphur For those of you who have cats and a knack for making things, this unique cat tree may be just the DIY project you’ve been craving. If there is a tree in your yard that you have been wanting to remove, wait no longer. Get the ax and chop it down. Trim the branches and remove the leaves. Here’s how it looked at first. Just a clipping from a tree. Next, stabilize the foundation with 2 circles of wood (cut from the tree’s trunk). Attach them to the base of the tree with lag screws. Trace a few shelf patterns, in various…
  • 9 Must-Have Supplies for Your New Puppy

    Allison Gray
    26 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Choose toys that provide your puppy with entertainment and exercise. By: jrgould It has been a couple of months since we adopted our puppy, and as the little one rapidly grows into her giant paws and loses interest in gnawing on our hands, we finally have the chance to reflect on those first weeks with Banjo and wonder what we could have done to better prepare ourselves. Although we don’t plan to adopt another puppy any time soon — or at least not until the teeth marks on our ankles heal — we compiled a list of must-have puppy supplies for the future. 1. Toys Even if this is your…
  • Behind the Scenes at Disneyland, Hundreds of Feral Cats Are Thriving

    Melissa Smith
    25 Aug 2015 | 11:00 am
    Chase mice. Nap. Then nap some more. By: aloha75 If you’ve been to any of Disney’s theme parks, you likely know about the “hidden Mickeys” scattered throughout the parks for guests to find. You may even have searched for hidden Mickeys yourself — but have you ever searched for hidden kitties? As is the case with any outdoor area where a lot of people gather and eat, Disneyland in Anaheim, California, has reason to be concerned about potential mice problems, and these mice aren’t the type to don gloves and whistle. The solution? Disneyland has become the officially sanctioned…
  • Meet Loki, the “Vampire Kitty” Who Is Actually a Sweetheart

    Gayle Hickman
    25 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Photos by: Loki_kitteh Yet another cat sensation has landed on social media. Loki’s charm is her uncanny resemblance to a vampire. (Her teeth say it all.) Loki was adopted 2 years ago from Chittenden County Humane Society in South Burlington, Vermont. Despite the cat’s unusual looking appearance and her nonchalant attitude, it was love at first sight for Kaet (no last name provided), who took her home. Loki remained shy as the months went by, spending most of her time hiding under the bed. Kaet’s hopes for a “happily ever after” looked impossible. Eventually,…
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    Trupanion Blog | Pet Health & Care Advice

  • Holistic Medicine for Your Pet

    Kathryn
    30 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Today, pet owners have access to an unprecedented level of veterinary care through a wide variety of medical approaches and resources. Pete, a 9-year-old basenji-corgi mix, was diagnosed with Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia and, despite his low chance of survival, Read More The post Holistic Medicine for Your Pet appeared first on Trupanion Blog | Pet Health & Care Advice.
  • Four Simple Steps to File a Pet Insurance Claim with Trupanion

    Kathryn
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Filing a claim with Trupanion is easy as pie. These four simple steps help you file your claim quickly so you can focus your energy on taking care of your pet. You’ll receive an email when our claims team receives Read More The post Four Simple Steps to File a Pet Insurance Claim with Trupanion appeared first on Trupanion Blog | Pet Health & Care Advice.
  • Help! I Think My Dog Has an Ear Infection

    Kathryn
    23 Aug 2015 | 12:00 pm
    If you’ve had a dog, chances are they’ve had an ear infection at least once in their life. An ear infection — or otitis — is the second most frequently claimed condition for dogs that Trupanion receives. This condition affects Read More The post Help! I Think My Dog Has an Ear Infection appeared first on Trupanion Blog | Pet Health & Care Advice.
  • Five Tips to Make Veterinary Visits Stress-Free for Your Cat

    Amanda
    21 Aug 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Veterinarians recommend that cats receive a wellness checkup once per year, but according to PetFinder.com, fewer than half of all cat owners take their cat to the veterinarian unless they are sick. Managing cat anxiety during veterinary visits can be stressful for Read More The post Five Tips to Make Veterinary Visits Stress-Free for Your Cat appeared first on Trupanion Blog | Pet Health & Care Advice.
  • Your Dog’s Health Risks Revealed With This Test

    Kathryn
    19 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Here at Trupanion, we always like to be prepared for the unexpected. When it comes to dog health-related issues, it’s hard to know what to expect — especially if you have one of those “guess that breed” mixes. Now there Read More The post Your Dog’s Health Risks Revealed With This Test appeared first on Trupanion Blog | Pet Health & Care Advice.
 
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    Basset Hound Blog

  • Aug 17, Barnum and Bailey

    17 Aug 2015 | 7:07 pm
    After loosing our 10 year old Basset named Lucy, our family picked up a female puppy. We settled on Bailey as her name. Then two years later when our house
  • Aug 12, Who did the rescuing?

    12 Aug 2015 | 6:37 pm
    Found on a Garage Sale website--his previous owner had him listed for $500 with the major complaint that he didn't like to go camping. After explaining
  • Jul 20, My Basset Shastabelle!

    20 Jul 2015 | 7:45 pm
    My Basset Shastabelle! Shasta joined my family when she was a mere five weeks old. She is a wonderful gift from a friend, and was flown by Delta Airlines
  • Jul 20, Tootsie Belle

    20 Jul 2015 | 7:36 pm
    10 year old spoiled brat who loves rawhides. She is the absolute best thing in the entire world. She is very opinionated and loves her car hammock on road
  • Mar 25, My 2 Adoptive Kids

    25 Mar 2015 | 8:20 pm
    I currently have 2 tri-colours which both were rescues. Bella (53 pounds on the right) is the smaller 8 yr old female (Alpha) rescued when she was 2-ish
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    Bev the Boomer! (Beating the Crap out of Cancer!)

  • Live Blogging from the Chemo Chair: Cycle 5.3, Blessings

    Bev
    22 Aug 2015 | 4:38 pm
    Blessings. The patio screen door open to a refreshing, bracing early morning coolness — along with the birds’ songs. Listening to the cicadas chatter. Seeing the sunshine streaming through the window. Hearing my mom out in the kitchen making us a pot of tea. The smell of toast. Seeing the pinks and blues rippling through the sky as the sun comes up. Snoozing in my recliner with just the right amount of extra pillows under my legs and a comfy quilt warm against the early morning coolness. Puppy snoozing on my lap adding to the cozy. Realizing that in 28 days this 6-month chemo…
  • Live Blogging from the Chemo Chair: Cycle 5.2, Art for Relaxing

    Bev
    13 Aug 2015 | 3:59 pm
    Frankly, it’s been a wonderful week. The Red Rash has been minimal. My energy level has been decent. My usual Third Day Blahs (the third day after chemo treatment is usually the worst one for side-effects) amounted to me being overly tired (instead of feeling like an infected refugee from a flu pandemic). And in the last few days, I’ve been able to do another round of weeding and dead-heading on my flower beds and I’ve started downsizing one of my closets. I feel almost normal! Except for the high blood pressure. My Chemo Nurse told me today that the steroids I’m…
  • Live Blogging from the Chemo Chair: Cycle 5.1, Better Late Than Never

    Bev
    8 Aug 2015 | 8:33 pm
    When I started my visits to the Chemo Cafe, I made a commitment to myself to blog each visit while it was happening. As the Scottish poet, Robert Burns, says (and to slightly paraphrase) “The best laid plans of mice and (wo)men, often go awry.” Real life has gotten in the way, making this post late. Ah! Tragedy! (Not.) Chemo Vacation Recap Half-way through my Chemo Vacation last week, a new issue popped up (remember the part about “best laid plans?”) My blood pressure is up. In fact, it’s up enough that my weekly Visiting Nurse called the Oncology Hotline to…
  • The Night Before Chemo

    Bev
    5 Aug 2015 | 7:18 pm
    I shall be brief. It’s been fifteen days since my last chemo treatment. My next treatment is scheduled for tomorrow. I don’t want to go. The anticipation of what I’m about to experience for the next three weeks is tying my tummy into knots, giving me indigestion. I just don’t want to do it. Is there a choice? I’m not sure there is.  
  • Live Blogging from the Chemo Chair: Cycle 4.3, Onward!

    Bev
    21 Jul 2015 | 6:55 pm
    I looked at my feet this morning and realized that they look like they did pre-chemo. Which makes sense because in the past two weeks — since the ham feet crisis — I’ve lost 19 pounds of water from my legs. Between the extra vacation (the week my chemo was cancelled), the extra steroids, and the extra peeing that I’ve been doing, I’m feeling pretty good! Even the dreaded scrounge of the red rash seems to be diminished. Yesterday, the Oncologist decided I would continue on and complete the last two cycles of Gemma. This is fine with me, because even though Gemma…
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    Petplan USA Blog

  • bake these tasty treats to reward your star pupil!

    31 Aug 2015 | 3:18 am
    Does your furry friend need a brain boost for the bark-to-school season? These omega-3 rich morsels make smart (and yummy!) treats. Salmon improves brain function, keeps coats shiny and even combats cancer. At 10 calories per treat, you can even use them for training.   Salmon Rollovers Ingredients 1 can (7-oz.) salmon   1/3 cup oat flour* 1 tbsp. parsley, minced Directions Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a non-stick miniature baking sheet. In a medium sized bowl, mix ingredients until well blended. Roll mixture into 1/2-inch balls and place on baking sheet. Bake 12-15 minutes. Let…
  • is separation anxiety covered by pet insurance even though it's a behavioral issue?

    31 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    Some dogs (and cats) literally worry themselves sick while you’re away – shredding sofas, scratching floors and inhaling throw pillows as a nervous attempt to hightail it out of the house. Separation anxiety is a heartbreaking, and dangerous, condition that can not only destroy your furniture, but also cause your pet injuries. If your house looks like it’s been stroked by the work of Jaws when you return, it’s time to call your vet. And if that vet bill is enough to cause you anxiety, rest assured that it’s covered by Petplan.   Your vet will best be able to…
  • can you teach a cat to walk on a leash?

    28 Aug 2015 | 7:42 am
    Exercise might not be a challenge for dogs who love to chase a ball, but fat cats are a whole different beast. Whereas you can throw a leash on your dog and go for a brisk jaunt around the neighborhood, with most cats, you’d have better luck nailing jello to a tree.   Rest assured, though, that walking your cat on a leash can be done, and it’s great exercise for them. The trick is patience. And determination. And patience. One does not simply tell a cat to go for a walk. Cats require a certain…finesse. You’ll reap the benefits when your fat cat loses a couple of…
  • is it safe to give dogs and cats the same medications and doses?

    26 Aug 2015 | 4:19 am
    For years, animal caretakers have used human medical treatments on our four-legged friends. And as drug development exploded in the twentieth century, the same new people medications made their way to Fido and Fluffy. What many scientists soon discovered, though, is that dogs and cats have different ways of breaking down and processing medications compared to their human parents. This prompted Morris Animal Foundation to investigate.   In the last five years, MAF has funded 25 studies that focus on different types of drugs in different types of animals. The studies, many of which are…
  • can my dog get lice if my kids bring it home from school?

    24 Aug 2015 | 7:23 am
    If you have school-aged children, you’re probably quite familiar with that feeling in your chest when the note comes home that says that four letter word you’ve been dreading: LICE. But can your two-legged cherub spread lice to your furry angels? Thankfully, the answer is no, but don’t rule lice out just yet.   Lice are species specific, meaning they can only live and reproduce on their given species. This doesn’t mean that lice from your child won’t venture to your pet. It just means that lice won’t stay on them. If your child brings home lice, there…
 
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    Fidose of Reality

  • How to Prepare a Dog for Weather Emergencies #NatlPrep

    Carol Bryant
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:53 am
    How prepared are you for an emergency evacuation with your pets when time matters? What if there were literally minutes to flee your abode: What would you take? Where would you go? Do you have an emergency pack ready for your dog? Weather emergencies can affect any of us. On August 29, 2005, 10 years ago, the folks in New Orleans faced the fury that was Hurricane Katrina.In her path of fury, Katrina devastated the town, destroyed lives, and thousands of pets were displaced, lost, and/or never found again. Lives were decimated. Because September is National Preparedness Month, Fidose of…
  • The #NationalDogDay Dog Lover Necklace Giveaway

    Carol Bryant
    25 Aug 2015 | 9:10 pm
    It is said that every dog gets his (or her) day: And August 26th is National Dog Day: So celebrate, wag with us, and raise a sparkling water bowl in honor of your dog.  And we have a dog lover necklace giveaway! There is no dog that is like yours: Of course, there are millions and millions of dogs out there…and maybe today is a day you decide to bring a new dog home from a shelter: What a great gift that would be!!! It’s a win-win! To celebrate this very special day in the dog world, Fidose of Reality is giving away a Dog Lover Necklace set! We have a new website being built, a…
  • 10 Reasons Your Dog Needs to Go to Stores #PetSmartStory

    Carol Bryant
    23 Aug 2015 | 10:03 pm
    “I train German police dogs. They send them to me, with all this formal training, they are prepared to defend and protect, but they are clueless when it comes to walking into a pet supply store. So I take them to PetSmart® to start getting them used to everyday life, the feeling of the floor on their paws, and how to socialize with people in the general public.” Those are the words of an acclaimed nationally known dog trainer, who a few years ago, shared those words with me during an interview on how to properly socialize a dog. There are at least 10 reasons that all dogs need to…
  • How to Make Money Pet Blogging: And Win Awards!

    Carol Bryant
    20 Aug 2015 | 1:01 pm
    My heart beats dog.® I mean that so much that I trademarked the quote. If you are like me and have a passion for pets in general, you’ve probably thought about how to take a passion for pets and somehow turn it into profit. My life’s mission is to make the world a better place for animals. When my wife and I founded Wigglebutt Warriors®, we wanted to crusade to save dogs’ lives. Some said two women could not do it alone, but we are proving that where there is a will and a passion, there is a way. On Friday, August 14th, goosebumps peppered my arms as Shawna Schuh, President and Chief…
  • How to Prevent Kids from Dog Bites

    Carol Bryant
    17 Aug 2015 | 10:23 pm
    Dog bites child: Dog euthanized. Child moves on. No dog lover wants to see the above headline, yet a whopping seventy nine percent of fatal dog attacks are on children. According to SafetyAroundDogs.org, over eighty seven percent of dog bite fatalities involving children occurred when the child was left unsupervised with a dog or the child wandered off to the location of the dog.  Even small breeds such as Dachshunds and Pomeranians have attacked children resulting in fatalities. There are ways to prevent kids (and adults) from dog bites. Dogs bite. Children are victims of dog bites. The dog…
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    Woof Woof Mama

  • Natural Balance Pet Food and Treats up to 34% OFF + FREE Shipping w/ Petco Promo Code

    Mama
    31 Aug 2015 | 8:51 am
    Is your dog or cat a fan of Natural Balance pet food and treats? Daisy sure it…it’s the only food brand we feed her, and as brand ambassadors we are always on the look out to bring you the latest news about deals, coupons and sales to help save you money. Right now, ALL Natural Balance dog food, cat food and pet treats are on sale with 10-34% OFF regular prices. What’s more, you’ll get FREE Shipping on all Natural Balance orders when you shop HERE and use Petco Promo Code nbfreeship at checkout. Haven’t tried Natural Balance and not sure where to start? We…
  • FREE Personalized Tote, Magnet, Address Labels or Calendar w/ Shutterfly Promo Code

    Mama
    29 Aug 2015 | 10:12 am
    Here’s a super FUN free gift for all Shutterfly customers. New AND existing customers can pick a FREE personalized photo gift when you go HERE and order by 8/30. Be sure to use Shutterfly promo code COOLCHOICE at checkout. Just pay postage and get a free photo magnet, set of address labels, personalized 8X11 12-month calendar or reusable tote bag. You can customize your item by selecting from several design templates and uploading your favorite pet and family photos from your PC, phone, Facebook and more. I’m headed on over to make a new dog park bag for Daisy! Visit Shutterfly…
  • Super CUTE Wooden Planter and Toy Bin for Dog Lovers

    Mama
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:51 am
    How adorable is this Wooden Dachshund Flower Planter I spotted today over at Amazon?!?! It’s PERFECT for Doxie lovers, gardeners and just anyone who loves dogs! It’s designed to hold 2 potted plants, but I think it would also be super cute as a dog toy bin or other storage container. I could even see it in the guest bathroom for holding extra rolls of T.P. and magazines. And, it’s never too early to start thinking about holiday gifts for your favorite dog lovers! It’s made of pinewood and iron, and some assembly is required. The customer reviews rate this item highly…
  • Celebrate National Dog Day (or Any Day) with a FREE BarkBox for Your Dog!

    Mama
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    It’s National Dog Day and it’s time to PAWTY, so Daisy and I will keep this short and sweet! If your dog loves toys, treats and fun surprises (what dog doesn’t?!?) then you will want to know about BarkBox, the mystery box subscription service just for dogs. Daisy has been a subscriber for several years now and never gets tired of receiving her monthly box of goodies. The boxes are customized to your dog’s size and are often themed. This month’s theme was Block Pawty…perfect for the dog days of Summer and especially perfect for celebrating National Dog…
  • Printable Pet Coupons for Cats: Feline Pine, IAMS, Nutro, Friskies + More

    Mama
    25 Aug 2015 | 10:55 am
    Want to save money on stuff for your cat? Print these free pet coupons and save on food, treats and cat litter. Just click any coupon below to print it at home now, or to save it from mobile to print later. Stack your coupon with a store sale matchup for an even bigger discount. Be sure to visit the free Coupons.com database to find additional printable coupons for pets, groceries, cleaning supplies, health, beauty and more! Printable Coupons for Cats
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    Petplan Blog

  • Pet paw care: how to ensure your cat or dog’s feet are pedicured perfection

    Petplan
    28 Aug 2015 | 8:56 am
    The way cats and dogs scamper over concrete, grass and sand without a care can give the impression their paws are tough as old boots – but the reality is very different and it’s vital you make sure their paws are well looked after. Here are Petplan’s top tips for making sure your pet’s feet stay in top condition all year around… It’s important to remember the below is general advice for looking after your pet’s paws. If you have any concerns or are worried about your pet, then your first port of call should always be your vet. How to look after your dog’s paws Getting started:…
  • Rabbit care guide: How to make sure your rabbit is healthy and happy

    Petplan
    24 Aug 2015 | 7:20 am
    A vast majority of people put a great deal of thought and care into deciding whether to get a cat or a dog – but often the same amount of consideration doesn’t go into deciding whether to get a pet rabbit. As well as being the UK’s third most popular pet, rabbits are also amongst the most neglected. The Scottish RSPCA rescued more than 700 abandoned rabbits last year, but warns that many more are living miserable lives in lonely hutches. Petplan takes a look at how you can avoid the many pitfalls of rabbit ownership and ensure your pet lives a happy, contented life… Why regular…
  • Is it a good idea to have more than one cat in your home?

    Petplan
    14 Aug 2015 | 2:59 am
    Deciding whether to get a cat is a big decision that requires plenty of careful consideration – and if you’re thinking of adding another into a home that already has one (or getting more than one), then there are even more things to deliberate. All of the things you initially took into account – such as expense and your ability to care for them – are still vitally important, but this time around there is more than one pet to think about. Petplan takes a look at the considerations of having two (or more) cats in your home… What to consider if you are thinking of getting more than…
  • Stories from the surgery: “Why doggy day care is more than just a fad”

    Petplan
    7 Aug 2015 | 2:32 am
    Each month Petplan vet Brian Faulkner takes a look at some of the issues he comes across in his day-to-day life as a practising vet. This month he talks us through some unruly visitors to his surgery and why he thinks innovations like doggy day care can be an important way of helping dogs learn vital social skills… While a vast majority of pets that are brought to me are suffering from physical ailments – whether illness or injury – I do see my fair share of pets with behavioural problems, with dogs being the most common. Within the past week one client visited me asking for my…
  • Pedigree cats: What to consider when buying Persian cats, Ragdolls and more

    Petplan
    3 Aug 2015 | 6:37 am
    Owning a pedigree cats can be a fulfilling and rewarding experience for many cat lovers – but there are plenty of things that need careful consideration before getting one of your own. The added expense, additional care and potential ethical concerns in relation to breeding practices are all things that require further investigation. Petplan takes a look at these topics to help you decide whether owning a pedigree cat is right for you…   Pedigree cats can be expensive Around 90% of cats in the UK are ‘moggies’ (a cat that does not belong to a recognised breed). Pedigree cats are…
 
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    K9 Magazine

  • World Animal Day 2015 – How YOU Can Get Involved

    K9 Magazine
    25 Aug 2015 | 4:37 am
    Dear Friend of the Animals, If you are reading this article, it is because you are a compassionate person who loves animals. There’s no doubt about it but you might also be a busy person who fears that organising an event can be a daunting experience. But I have a secret for you – it […]World Animal Day 2015 – How YOU Can Get Involved is an article from: K9 Magazine
  • K9 Magazine Exclusive: Watch The Clip for a Movie About a Remarkable Dog

    K9 Magazine
    4 Aug 2015 | 8:44 am
    Meet the latest canine war hero cementing his place in film history as his story comes to light in cinemas across the UK from 7th August. Max is a U.S marine dog who returns from Afghanistan after losing his handler in war – he’s adopted by his handler’s family and together they overcome the loss […]K9 Magazine Exclusive: Watch The Clip for a Movie About a Remarkable Dog is an article from: K9 Magazine
  • 5 Ways to Choose the Best Diet for Your Dog

    K9 Magazine
    3 Aug 2015 | 7:54 am
    Choosing the best diet for your dog is a difficult task and one that needs a lot of thought and consideration for what is best for them. As a dog owner you will no doubt have been possibly even slightly daunted at the sheer volume of varieties of dry, tinned, raw and fresh dog food […]5 Ways to Choose the Best Diet for Your Dog is an article from: K9 Magazine
  • K9 Magazine Issue 85

    K9 Magazine
    3 Aug 2015 | 6:21 am
    Talking Point: Meet the Dogs who Don't Like Cricket, Oh No - They Love it! Talking Point: Here’s 8 Dog Friendly Beaches in South West England You Have to Visit! Puppy Series: Bringing Your New Puppy Home Lifestyle: Interview with Ali Bastian Reviews: Best Dog Products for Summer Health: Parvovirus - Is Your Dog at Risk? […]K9 Magazine Issue 85 is an article from: K9 Magazine
  • The Life of a Dog in Nepal

    K9 Magazine
    3 Aug 2015 | 3:45 am
    Nepal is situated between India and China. It runs along the Himalayan mountain chain in the north and descends, through foothills, to a flat fertile plain. Its infrastructure is under developed and many villages do not have road access. A growing country with a keen sense of culture rooted in kindness, dogs can lead many different […]The Life of a Dog in Nepal is an article from: K9 Magazine
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    Something Wagging This Way Comes

  • My Dog Sails Better Than Me

    Pamela
    31 Aug 2015 | 5:12 am
    As we got closer to moving aboard a sailboat, I worried more and more about Honey. How would she move around the boat? Deal with cramped quarters? I don’t now why I wasted my time. Honey sails better than I do. Hard For Human; Easy For Dog Last Tuesday, we moved aboard our new sailboat. […]
  • Sometimes We All Need A Little Hope And Encouragement

    Pamela
    24 Aug 2015 | 5:40 am
    Some days I can’t take any more. If I read another story about whales trapped in nets or dogs dying from contaminated dog treats or the latest rant about ego-filled trophy hunters I’m going to scream. I get offline and go looking for something hopeful to read. Because sometimes we all need a little hope. Hopeful Reading […]
  • Why I Don’t Take Pictures At The Vet

    Pamela
    20 Aug 2015 | 5:09 am
    Honey did the cutest thing at the vet last week. I know you would have gotten a kick out of seeing it. But I don’t have a single image. Sorry. I don’t take pictures at the vet. Honey At The Vet Let me create a word picture of Honey at the vet. First off, she […]
  • I’m Cured! Wordless Wednesday

    Pamela
    19 Aug 2015 | 4:12 am
    Yahoo! Honey is cured! No longer will she be suffering from blurry pictures. We finally got a camera that can capture her in all her golden loveliness. What? You thought I was talking about that pretty pink bandage on her right front leg? Well, good news! The tumor (a pilomatricoma—a tumor of the hair follicle) is benign. And […]
  • Do Dogs Understand Us Better Than We Understand Them?

    Pamela
    18 Aug 2015 | 4:58 am
    I’ve always said I didn’t want a dog smarter than I was. But I may have one. In fact, I think my dog understands me better than I understand her. Interpreting The Dog How much time do we spend interpreting our dogs? Okay, that was a single woof. Does Honey need to go outside? Is she […]
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    VetDepot Blog

  • 4 Canine Health Conditions with Odd Names

    VetDepot
    28 Aug 2015 | 9:48 am
    You’ve probably never worried about your dog contracting Tennis Ball Mouth or Little White Shaker Syndrome, mostly because you’ve never heard of either of these health conditions before. Below are 4 oddly named health issues found in the canine world: Little White Shaker Syndrome: This disorder causes a dog’s entire body to shake for unknown reasons, although it’s likely related to central nervous system disease. While Shaker Syndrome can affect any breed, it’s most commonly diagnosed in small, light colored breeds like Maltese and West Highland Terriers. Little White Shaker…
  • 4 Ways You Might Be Feeding Your Pet Wrong

    VetDepot
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:00 am
    It’s estimated that more than 50% of dogs and cats in the United Sates are either overweight or obese. While a few extra pounds may not seem like a big deal, being overweight can lead to a variety of other health conditions like arthritis and heart disease. Below are four mistakes you may be making regarding your pet’s food: 1. You’re free feeding: Many, many pet parents are guilty of this. You put out food for your pet to eat whenever he or she wants. Then, whenever it’s empty, you fill it right back up. You may think this is okay because your pet isn’t gobbling up the whole bowl…
  • 3 Dog Breeds that Are Almost Unrecognizable as Puppies!

    VetDepot
    26 Aug 2015 | 11:50 am
    We can all probably agree that puppies, no matter what breed, are downright adorable. But some closely resemble their adult counterparts, while others grow up to look drastically different. Below are three dog breeds that are hard to recognize as puppies. Bearded Collie: Adult Bearded Collies (pictured above) can easily be picked out of a crowd because of their long, luxurious coat. But Bearded Collie puppies (left) look more like fluffy little balls of fur. As they mature, so does their coat (and their grooming requirements). Saluki: As goofy puppies (left), these dogs aren’t so sleek and…
  • 3 Fun Puppy Popsicle Recipes

    VetDepot
    24 Aug 2015 | 1:11 pm
    Summer’s not over yet and there’s still plenty of warm weather to be enjoyed! To help keep your dog cool and give him an extra-special treat, try one of these canine-friendly popsicle recipes: Strawberry Kiwi: 8 oz. strawberries 1 1/2 cups plain yogurt 3 kiwis Blend all ingredients in a blender. Pour into disposable cups or ice cube trays and freeze. Peanut Butter Banana: 1 banana ½ cup peanut butter ¼ cup wheat germ Mash the banana and peanut butter together using a fork. Stir in the wheat germ and transfer mixture to disposable cups or ice cube trays. Place popsicles in the freezer…
  • Should Older Dogs Eat Senior Dog Food?

    VetDepot
    21 Aug 2015 | 11:38 am
    There’s no question that a dog’s nutrition requirements change with age. But when it comes to whether or not a dog should eat a senior-specific dog food formula during his golden years, the answer isn’t always clear cut. Generally speaking, a senior dog needs less calories and more fiber than during his younger years due to a slower metabolism, a decrease in activity level, and a higher likelihood of constipation. Most senior specific dog foods complement these nutritional changes. Another potential benefit of switching your canine companion to a senior formula is the additional…
 
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  • Six Things to Consider When Rescuing a Cat or Dog

    Elena Barnard
    28 Aug 2015 | 4:03 am
    Adopting a pet is a great thing to do, but it’s also a decision that should not be taken lightly. If you rush into adopting a cat or dog without considering all the important aspects, you could run into some serious problems. So what should you think about before rescuing a new pet? Here are the top six things to consider. Will the charity allow you to adopt? There are many different cat and dog rehoming charities in the UK, and each has its own requirements that adopters must meet. Read More »The post Six Things to Consider When Rescuing a Cat or Dog appeared first on Animal Friends.
  • Pets Being Abandoned for the Holidays

    Elena Barnard
    10 Aug 2015 | 7:30 am
    It’s been a decidedly rainy August so far, and many of us are making use of the last month of the summer holidays to go abroad and soak up some sunshine. While the majority of owners will have made provisions for their pets well in advance, new figures released by Battersea suggest that this isn’t always the case. The dogs and cats home have announced that they have seen a 300% increase in abandonment figures since May. Almost 400 pets are being abandoned or relinquished every week. They link the Read More »The post Pets Being Abandoned for the Holidays appeared first on Animal…
  • What Does The Hunting Vote Mean?

    Elena Barnard
    13 Jul 2015 | 4:57 am
    On Wednesday 15th July there will be a Commons vote to decide whether the laws surrounding hunting should be relaxed. We take a look at how this vote came about, what the current laws are, and what the result could be. The Hunting Act 2004 was enacted by the last Labour government. The act explicitly prohibits hare coursing and the hunting of wild mammals with dogs (with some exceptions). It changed traditional mounted hunts, as the act meant that it was no longer legal to chase live foxes with packs Read More »The post What Does The Hunting Vote Mean? appeared first on Animal Friends.
  • Most Trusted Pet Insurance Provider 2015

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

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

    Elizabeth Keene
    21 Aug 2015 | 10:47 am
    All I'm saying is, maybe Linda Blair's character just needed to swig a bottle of maximum strength Kaopectate?(Enlarged) Fine print:This is fake.No dogs or paparazzi were harmed during the making of this photo.Jon Farleigh has never eaten a raw green pea (though, he has eaten cooked green peas, but not a bunch all at once).He was not sick.No one threw up.Dewi did not jump out the window.I have no idea why Jon Farleigh was angry at the back of the seat.Maybe he was angry at me for not taking him to the CVS drive-thru to get a dog biscuit. I don't have a vegetable garden. I don't know…
  • 8 People Types Who Should Read 'All Dogs Go to Kevin' - Book Review + Giveaway!

    Elizabeth Keene
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:22 am
    I received a Digital Galley advance copy of this book from the publisher for my "reviewing convenience." And I was like, "Hot dang!" Because I've been reading Dr. V's blog, Pawcurious, for years, and I would've read the book anyway.*  I would not, however, have reviewed the book if I had not thought y'all should read it too. (Or, at the very least, gift it to someone who fits one or more of the people types in this review, doggone it.) And, while I'm being honest, there are affiliate links below. Your purchase will not only support the author, but also my high-end coffee pets'…
  • Sweatin' to the Summertime Oldies: Corgi Beach Karaoke with Jon Farleigh, Dewi and Merrick Seasonals Dog Food

    Elizabeth Keene
    5 Jul 2015 | 6:38 pm
    Note: This post has nothing to do with exercising to old music, leg warmers, or Richard Simmons.Disclosure: There's no beach in our backyard. Just pretend the brown grass is sand.Also...Merrick has given me (for free) 100% of their summer seasonals dog food pictured and 88.6% of the creative spark for this blog post. The dogs' good looks, tacky holiday-themed accessories, singing voices and opinions, however, are 100% their own.And with that, here's Jon Farleigh. [Shhh, y'all. Please don't let on that you've noticed his outfit. You wouldn't believe how hard it was for me to get him to go…
  • Epic, Classic Cardigan: Did you know I wrote a pet-parody of Bohemian Rhapsody AND Wayne's World? Here it is.

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

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

    Laurie Kay Olson
    31 Aug 2015 | 6:48 am
    For anti-poaching rangers in Africa there is no such thing as an "average" day. While their main job is keeping protected animals safe from humans seeking to profit from their demise, there are days when they protect animals in other ways. Earlier this year a group of rangers discovered an elephant calf that was hopelessly lost and worked to return it to Mom and the herd. #pets #animals
  • Elton John & Eric Snowden Are Now Swimming With The Fishes

    Ron Callari
    30 Aug 2015 | 7:50 am
    Betcha’ you’re thinking that with a headline like that, you might have missed some breaking news? What could this unlikely duo possibly have in common and why might they be found at the bottom of the sea, alongside Davy Jones’ locker? #pets #animals
  • Jurassic Lawn Ornaments Causing A Stir In Texas

    Laurie Kay Olson
    30 Aug 2015 | 6:40 am
    Homeowners Associations have been developing a really bad reputation for their dedication to making people miserable with their insistence of strict adherence to rules and regulations. In Texas right now there is a possible HOA storm brewing over one couple's decision to decorate their lawn with a couple of beautiful dinosaur statues that are apparently in violation of the covenants of the community. #pets #animals
  • Octopi Have No Latin Etymology, But Could They Be Alien?

    Ron Callari
    29 Aug 2015 | 7:05 am
    Octopi, the supposed plural of octopus, is a favorite among lexicologists. and fans of quirky terms, but there really is no etymological basis for the word. The appellation was created by English speakers out of a mistaken belief that ‘octopus’ is Latin and hence pluralized it with an -i ending. #pets #animals
  • Early Evidence Of Cats In Ancient Britain

    Laurie Kay Olson
    29 Aug 2015 | 6:50 am
    Cats were originally brought to Britain when the Romans invaded around 2,000 years ago. The local population quickly took to the little animals and also began keeping them as pets. Recently an archaeologist was going through thousands of fragments of ancient roof tiles when he discovered the feline paw prints that had been pressed into the clay when it was still wet -- around 100 A.D. #pets #animals
 
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  • A Loving Orangutan -- The Animal Video Of The Day!!!

    John P. Barker
    31 Aug 2015 | 12:30 pm
    What is an orangutan's reaction when he sees a pregnant woman?  His response is very tender... and very human. #pets #animals
  • PetsLady's Pick: Cute Conflicted Cat Of The Day

    Laurie Kay Olson
    31 Aug 2015 | 9:32 am
    I can't decides whether to leave white furs or orange furs all overs this chair. I is in a quandry. #pets #animals
  • Humans Help Baby Elephant Reunite With Mom

    Laurie Kay Olson
    31 Aug 2015 | 6:48 am
    For anti-poaching rangers in Africa there is no such thing as an "average" day. While their main job is keeping protected animals safe from humans seeking to profit from their demise, there are days when they protect animals in other ways. Earlier this year a group of rangers discovered an elephant calf that was hopelessly lost and worked to return it to Mom and the herd. #pets #animals
  • You Can Walk All Over These Cute Kitties!

    Kitty Devine
    31 Aug 2015 | 6:43 am
    Cat owners know that their precious pusses walk all over them. With an Oval Cat Rug you can turn the tables and walk all over a cat! #pets #animals
  • Elton John & Eric Snowden Are Now Swimming With The Fishes

    Ron Callari
    30 Aug 2015 | 7:50 am
    Betcha’ you’re thinking that with a headline like that, you might have missed some breaking news? What could this unlikely duo possibly have in common and why might they be found at the bottom of the sea, alongside Davy Jones’ locker? #pets #animals
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    Pets4Homes

  • Time for a Winter Check-up for Your Dog

    31 Aug 2015 | 8:03 am
    As the end of August fast approaches, it's that time of the year when autumnal breezes are in the air. Dogs and other pets tend to shed more hair and this means a few more grooming sessions are in order to keep their coats looking good and any excess fluff off the furniture! However, there are other things you can do that would benefit your dog’s well-being. ...
  • Why Does My Dog Insist on Digging their Way Out of the Garden?

    31 Aug 2015 | 7:55 am
    Some dogs just can’t resist the lure of digging their way out of a garden and will religiously do so every time they are left out there on their own. But why do some of our four-legged friends insist on becoming expert escape artists even though they are in a loving, caring environment where they are extremely well looked after? The answers are quite divers...
  • Identifying and treating paw infections in the dog

    31 Aug 2015 | 7:49 am
    The paws of the dog are one body part that we as dog owners tend not to pay a lot of attention to, until the dog develops a limp or something else goes wrong! While certain paw problems such as cuts, embedded foreign bodies, grazes and burns from walking on hot surfaces tend to be more common paw problems than infections, infection can ultimately result from all of these things too, and such in...
  • Five canine crises that mean your dog must see the vet

    31 Aug 2015 | 7:47 am
    If your dog appears to be a little under the weather, acting oddly or otherwise not their usual selves, this generally presents a dilemma to the owner, who is torn between taking their dog along to the vet right away, or waiting to see how things progress instead of potentially making a needless trip and incurring the expense of a consult fee, just to be told that everything is fine. ...
  • The differences between dog hair and dog fur

    29 Aug 2015 | 10:34 pm
    When it comes to the coat of dogs, the terms “fur” and “hair” are often used interchangeably, and while fur and hair are very much alike, there are also a reasonable amount of differences as well. For some people, owning a dog that has hair rather than fur is preferable, as it is widely believed that dogs with hair, not fur, are less likely to trigger allergies...
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    Two Little Cavaliers

  • An Ode to Tillie the Turtle #ReptileCare

    Felissa Elfenbein
    31 Aug 2015 | 4:49 pm
    An Ode to Tillie the Turtle #ReptileCare When I was a little girl even before I got my first dog there was Tillie the Turtle. A tiny little quarter sized turtle given to me as a gift. I have no idea how old Tillie was when she came to live with us. What I do know is that she likely far outlived […] Two Little Cavaliers - Helping Dog Owners and their Dogs Live the Life They Deserve
  • Natural Balance Offers A Huge Selection #PetSmartStory

    Felissa Elfenbein
    23 Aug 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Natural Balance Offers A Huge Selection #PetSmartStory Natural Balance® offers a huge selections of dog and cat options from Grain Free, to Limited Ingredients, to Weight Loss Natural Balance has you and your pet covered whether you are looking for kibble, cans, pouches, treats, or training goodies. Davinia and Indiana have always been in LOVE with Natural Balance Rolls. They are great […] Two Little Cavaliers - Helping Dog Owners and their Dogs Live the Life They Deserve
  • Keeping Senior Dogs Active Dogs

    Ben Butler
    13 Aug 2015 | 1:01 pm
    Keeping Senior Dogs Active Dogs Active dogs are healthy and happy dogs. Being active keeps your dog’s body and mind in shape. It promotes cardiovascular health, proper weight, and mental well-being. However as your dog ages, it can be harder to keep them active. It’s still an important part of their health, though, especially for dogs like Cavaliers which are […] Two Little Cavaliers - Helping Dog Owners and their Dogs Live the Life They Deserve
  • Finally Natural Balance Available at PetSmart #PetSmartStory

    Felissa Elfenbein
    8 Aug 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Finally Natural Balance Available at PetSmart #PetSmartStory Our Natural Balance® #PetSmartStory is a little bit different than most other stories being shared for the Natural Balance launch at PetSmart®. It’s different because of the trek that we make in order to get to the closest PetSmart 32.4 miles in each direction (there is actually one a few miles closer if we want […] Two Little Cavaliers - Helping Dog Owners and their Dogs Live the Life They Deserve
  • Summer of KitchenAid Sweepstakes

    Felissa Elfenbein
    6 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Summer of KitchenAid Sweepstakes Welcome to the Summer of Kitchenaid Sweepstakes Organized by Budget Earth   Do you like to make delicious summer treats? For many of us, some of our best summer memories are sitting outside with family eating delicious fruit treats or even a yummy ice cream from the ice cream truck. While summer vacation may nearly […] Two Little Cavaliers - Helping Dog Owners and their Dogs Live the Life They Deserve
 
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  • Surprising wildlife you might find in your own backyard

    Abby Rosenberg
    31 Aug 2015 | 5:30 am
    Oh, you caught me watching some Cat TV. Did you know that this Friday is National Wildlife Day? You don’t even have to go to a zoo or the woods to see wildlife–if you are patient and look carefully, you can often see some interesting wildlife from your very own window! I live adjacent to the Florida Everglades, so I see some amazing birds flying right by. Luckily, I watch from behind this pane of glass so the birds can’t swoop down and carry me away or peck my eyes.  If the birds are too far away, or your eyes are very poor, you can always use some binoculars to see better.
  • My pet isn’t sick, why should we go to the vet?

    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian
    29 Aug 2015 | 5:30 am
    Many animal guardians have a preconceived notion that animals only need routine yearly vaccinations, going to the veterinarian only when pets are acutely ill and consequently often presenting as a crisis to the veterinary clinic. It is important, however, to understand that the word “doctor” literally means “teacher” in Latin. It is very important to maintain a relationship with a competent veterinarian who can help guide your pet’s preventative care in order to avoid the insidious development of chronic disease, or the sudden crisis situation. As for vaccination,…
  • [Giveaway] Erase every trace with Urine Off

    JoAnn
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:31 am
    Accidents happen. When they do we clean them up, move on with life and try to learn from our mistakes. Sometimes, though, the essence of an “accident” may linger for months or years to come. In the case of house training your pet, the ghost of the first accident may actually inspire a repeat performance. This can be avoided if you’re prepared with a little knowledge and the right tools for the job. Removing urine smells and stains from carpet, upholstery, bedding, and even wood flooring or tile grout can seem next to impossible. In fact, conventional steam cleaning or carpet…
  • How to make medicine a treat for you and your pet

    Eddie Khoriaty
    26 Aug 2015 | 5:30 am
    My cat Midnight has been healthy since I first adopted him 14 years ago. When you see a pet on a daily basis, sometimes it can be hard to pick up gradual changes. I recently noticed how thin he was becoming and, when I picked him up, it seemed as though his heart was beating quite a bit faster than usual. Another thing that I noticed was that he was drinking more water than usual, and he seemed restless and began vocalizing a lot. Bottom line: it was time to take Midnight in for an exam to see what was going on with my old buddy. After a thorough exam and bloodwork, we were advised that…
  • How to help your pet’s back-to-school blues

    Abby Rosenberg
    24 Aug 2015 | 5:15 am
    Where I live, today is the first day of school. I would enjoy going to school myself but I am Not Allowed to go even though I do have a little backpack that I could use to hold my school supplies. It is understandable to feel a little bit sad watching the kids head off for an exciting day at school while you’re stuck at home alone. But there are ways to make the best of the situation! First of all, I do not recommend waiting by the front door, on account of that is very boring. As they say, a watched door never opens… or something like that. What’s a cat (or dog) to do?
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  • Crate training your labrador puppy

    Pippa
    31 Aug 2015 | 6:54 am
    A free, comprehensive and in-depth guide to crate training your Labrador puppy by best selling author and Labrador expert Pippa Mattinson. Step-by-step training instructions and a crate training schedule chart included. The main purposes of a crate are to help a puppy with learning to be clean in the home.  And to provide a place of safety when he needs to rest or when you cannot supervise him. This article shows you how a crate can help you raise a happy, and well adjusted puppy, and how you can avoid common crate training mistakes. CONTENTS Which size and type of crate for a Labrador? How…
  • When can I take my puppy out?

    Pippa
    30 Aug 2015 | 8:58 am
    When you bring your new puppy home you’ll be looking forward to showing him off to all your friends and family, and taking him for walks. But you might have been told to keep your puppy at home until his vaccinations are complete.  CONTENTS Why do new puppies have to stay at home? How do puppies get diseases? When can I take my puppy out? How can I take my puppy out safely? When can my puppy go to puppy class? Can my new puppy go in the yard or garden? When can I take my puppy for a walk? How can I socialise my puppy at home? “When can I take my puppy out?” is something…
  • Punishment in dog training

    Pippa
    25 Aug 2015 | 11:35 pm
    People sometimes ask me how to punish or discipline a dog or puppy.  Yet many people nowadays use training techniques that do not involve punishing their Labradors, and some believe that no-one should be allowed to punish a dog. Punishment in dog training is actually on the decline.  And not everyone agrees that this is a good thing.  Today we’re going to look at the benefits and disadvantages of punishing dogs, and to ask if training without punishment can ever really work. CONTENTS What is punishment? Examples of punishers used in dog training What is a punishment marker? How dogs…
  • Epilepsy in Labradors FAQ

    Pippa
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:57 am
    Canine epilepsy is perhaps more common than you would think. It is thought that it affects a minimum of 4% of dogs. So if your Labrador has a seizure it is understandable that you might assume that the dog is epileptic. But there are actually a number of possible causes for an individual seizure. We have put together this epilepsy in Labradors FAQ to help you answer some of the difficult questions you might have during this worrying journey. Before we continue – please do remember that the advice given here is no substitute for speaking with your vet. If your Labrador has had a…
  • How Much Should My Labrador Drink?

    Stacey Kalinnikova
    24 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    It is important for your Labrador to stay healthy and hydrated. You know that providing access to clean drinking water is vital, especially during the hotter summer months. It is therefore is natural and right for you to wonder ‘how much should my Labrador drink?’ There are various factors that affect how much water a dog will drink, including their diet and activity level. Water intake is a good indicator of overall health and also gives early warning signs of certain medical conditions. It is important to know what is normal for your Labrador and what to look out for when they…
 
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    LabradorTrainingHQ

  • How To Stop A Dog From Digging – Easy to Follow Advice

    Mark Jenner
    31 Aug 2015 | 11:49 am
    Your garden is your sanctuary - a place to relax with your morning coffee, play a little fetch with your Labrador, and entertain friends on summer evenings. But if your dog is digging, your yard and garden may look more like an expansive moonscape than a garden retreat. This article will cover everything you need to know about your dog’s inspired digging habit and the steps you can take to reclaim your yard from your enthusiastic gardening pooch. [Click to continue...] The post How To Stop A Dog From Digging – Easy to Follow Advice appeared first on LabradorTrainingHQ.
  • How To Stop Your Dog or Puppy From Jumping Up

    Jim Wright
    13 Aug 2015 | 6:53 pm
    If a jumping dog is your problem, don’t worry; you’re not alone! Even my own 5 year-old Black Lab will occasionally require a gentle reminder. (This is not exclusively puppy behavior!) In this article you’ll find tips, tricks, and resources that show you how to stop a dog from jumping up and help to keep your dog grounded. [Click to continue...] The post How To Stop Your Dog or Puppy From Jumping Up appeared first on LabradorTrainingHQ.
  • How to Stop a Puppy or Dog From Destructive Chewing

    Sarah Hansen
    6 Aug 2015 | 10:18 am
    Chewing is one of the most common obstacles to a pet parent’s happily-ever-after dream. Destructive chewing is chewing done on inappropriate items. They could be anything from an expensive leather couch, which is unfortunate for you, to doggy-dangerous objects like electric cords. The cause can be for many reasons, and the treatment or training required just as varied. Learn how to stop your puppy or dog's destructive chewing in this information-packed article that tackles all the common causes. [Click to continue...] The post How to Stop a Puppy or Dog From Destructive Chewing appeared…
  • Proofing Your Labrador Training is Essential – Why and How?

    Lauren Corona
    21 Jul 2015 | 1:19 pm
    You might have taught your dog to sit perfectly while inside your home with no distractions, but what about in the garden? Or on a walk? Or when you have lots of new guests in the house? How does your dog perform then? Using the concepts of proofing and generalization, you can teach your dog to perform any behaviors you've previously taught them in more or less any situation. [Click to continue...] The post Proofing Your Labrador Training is Essential – Why and How? appeared first on LabradorTrainingHQ.
  • Labrador Retriever Grooming Overview

    Jet Perreault
    16 Jul 2015 | 1:51 pm
    No matter what your Labrador does, you have a duty of care to make sure they're kept clean and well groomed. It's an important part of keeping them happy and healthy. Luckily, this breed is one of the easiest to care for as their coat is so short, but you still need to put in a little effort. [Click to continue...] The post Labrador Retriever Grooming Overview appeared first on LabradorTrainingHQ.
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  • Facing Death in a Death-Distant Culture

    17 Aug 2015 | 5:57 am
    My four year old daughter asked me the other day if I was a super hero. nbsp Another one of those questions that you want to answer in an insightful way but that catch you completely off guard. nbsp I let her know that I would of course fight off
  • Unexplained Stomach Pains? It Could be a Hernia.

    21 Jul 2015 | 8:22 am
    Abdominal pain is one of the more common reasons for patients to see their doctors. Unfortunately, a diagnosis is many times not so obvious. Despite gathering all the details of a patient s story and performing a thorough exam, I am often left explaining that the abdomen is rather like a
  • A Historical Week: This Christian's Response to the Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage

    14 Jul 2015 | 8:14 am
    History has been made this summer. My eyes and ears have been open to our nation s culture over the past weeks as I have seen political, media and personal lines drawn. As an observer and a human I have wrestled with the issues from every angle my mind could take
  • A Historical Week: Reflections on The "Rebel Flag"

    14 Jul 2015 | 7:24 am
    History has been made this summer. My eyes and ears have been open to our nation s culture over the past weeks as I have seen political, media and personal lines drawn. As an observer and a human I have wrestled with the issues from every angle my mind could take
  • The "Female Viagra" - What Does it Do and How Well Does it Really Work?

    30 Jun 2015 | 8:19 am
    Viagra, a medical Holy Grail for men with problems in the sexual arena was approved by the FDA over 18 years ago. Since that time speculation has waxed and waned about a female pharmaceutical for women to help with sexual dysfunction. New light has recently been shed on this question.
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    Pet Nutrition and Animal Wellness on Mercola Healthy Pets

  • 3 Ways to Give Your Cat a Pill Without Being "Eaten Alive"

    30 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Dr. Becker If you’re like the majority of people owned by a cat, pilling little Fluffy – otherwise known as trying to place a tiny, hard object into the mouth of an unwilling creature with sharp claws and teeth – is not something you look forward to. If you’ve never had to do it, you’re probably thinking it’s not a big deal. In fact, it’s the people who’ve attempted this feat in the past that recoil in fear when their kitty’s veterinarian hands them a bottle of pills or a dietary supplement in pill form. Fortunately, there are a few different techniques for pilling a cat,…
  • Pup Points Out the Perpetrator

    30 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    When asked who scattered all the toilet paper bits around, a French Bulldog (wearing toilet paper) doesn’t say much. But her Mastiff “friend” wordlessly “spills the beans…” Comments (1)
  • Watch Out for This Risky Liver-Destroying Pet Food

    29 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Dr. Becker Chronic active hepatitis, or CAH, is a condition in which a pet is dealing with persistent and progressive inflammation of the liver. The word active in this context means the cells of the liver are continually becoming inflamed and dying. Over time, this inflammatory process replaces normal liver tissue with scar tissue, resulting in a condition known as cirrhosis (scarring) of the liver. CAH is more common in dogs than cats, and is sometimes called chronic canine inflammatory hepatic disease. CAH is seen across all breeds of dogs, both genders, and at any age, though it is…
  • Kittens on a Slide

    29 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    A mama cat had her litter at the top of a slide. Despite the owner's efforts to block it, the kittens found a way around, prompting a rescue that resembles a comedy routine! Comments (2)
  • Dog in Bath-Time Nirvana

    28 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    A bath is one thing, but this pup is getting his “tubber” in the bathroom sink, with the faucet running. Besides the splash on his face, he enjoys a sip or two as an extra perk. Comments (3)
 
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    Totally Goldens

  • 16 Reasons Why Golden Retrievers are Such Awesome Pets

    Lauren Corona
    31 Aug 2015 | 4:21 pm
    There’s no doubt golden retrievers make wonderful pets, but what is it about them that has captured the hearts and minds of millions? There are countless great things about goldens, but we’ve tried to distill the essence of their lovely personalities down to sixteen points. It’s challenging, sure, but we think we’ve got it just ... The post 16 Reasons Why Golden Retrievers are Such Awesome Pets appeared first on Totally Goldens.
  • Golden Retriever Grooming – What Tasks Need Doing?

    Jet Perreault
    14 Aug 2015 | 6:40 pm
    To keep your golden retriever healthy and happy, you need to stay on top of grooming. Just like humans, dogs must be regularly groomed to stay clean and because of a Golden’s long fur, it is essential for preventing matting, which can be painful for your dog and even cause skin trouble. But grooming your Golden ... The post Golden Retriever Grooming – What Tasks Need Doing? appeared first on Totally Goldens.
  • Can You Have a Golden Retriever as A Full Time Worker?

    Lauren Corona
    5 Aug 2015 | 12:21 pm
    Unfortunately, most of us have to go out and work full-time, which proves a dilemma for dog owners – or potential dog owners. If you’re interested in bringing a golden retriever into your family, but you have a full-time job, you might be wondering if it’s fair on the dog? Should you get a golden ... The post Can You Have a Golden Retriever as A Full Time Worker? appeared first on Totally Goldens.
  • Resource Guarding: What it is and How to Cure or Prevent it

    Wendy
    26 Jul 2015 | 9:53 am
    As a dog owner, the chances are high that you will have borne witness to resource guarding at some point. It’s time to unravel some of the myths and fears surrounding this very common behavior and take proactive steps to prevent – or cure – it in your dog. What is Resource Guarding? Resource guarding ... The post Resource Guarding: What it is and How to Cure or Prevent it appeared first on Totally Goldens.
  • Proofing and Generalization – Making Your Training Stick

    Wendy
    17 Jul 2015 | 4:34 am
    Many owners will be familiar with that sinking feeling you get when you’re in a new environment and your dog forgets all their diligently worked training, appearing to regress back to puppyhood. If you’re wondering why your dog seems not to listen to you when you’re out and about, then wonder no more – you ... The post Proofing and Generalization – Making Your Training Stick appeared first on Totally Goldens.
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  • Dolphins Use ‘Mud Nets’ To Catch Fish

    Francis Yupangco
    31 Aug 2015 | 4:58 pm
     Who among us doesn’t love dolphins? They are often considered some of the smartest animals and are very quick learners. With my many years working in the public aquarium industry I’ve developed quite an affinity for them and can vouch how clever these marine mammals actually are.Dolphin behavior is often studied and seen as a sign of true intelligence. In this fascinating video, you can see these dolphins have devised a very smart way of catching fish in the shallow water. The dolphin pod communicates and works together to drive the school of fish into a circle as they beat…
  • It’s A Seahorse Kind Of Week

    Noel Heinsohn
    31 Aug 2015 | 2:06 pm
    Seahorses have been a reoccurring theme this week and I couldn’t be happier! At the end of last week, friend of the Aquarium and local fisherman, James Bricca, brought us a pregnant Hippocampus erectus. We put the baby-daddy into one of our seahorse nursery tanks to await his labor. A few days passed by and finally, late Monday afternoon,  he gave birth to a million babies! Okay, that may have been an exaggeration, but it was a heck of a lot of seahorse fry. Below is a video that I took shortly after they were born.   Hippocampus erectus fry.  After removing the dad, I…
  • Reef Threads Podcast #243

    Gary Parr
    31 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    It’s MACNA week! Hope to see lots of listeners in D.C. It’s MACNA week! In our pre-show podcast we talk about our plans for the big event in D.C., the 2016 gathering in San Diego, the Rod’s Food Summer Savings program, donating to the Reef Savvy Dream Tank effort, Gary’s tank plans, and things you wish you’d known before you got into this hobby. We hope you enjoy the podcast and look forward to seeing you in Washington. If you’re not going, be sure to listen to our daily mini-casts and follow us on Instagram at reefthreads. Download the podcast here, or subscribe to our podcasts…
  • Reef Market: MACNA Women Edition

    xeniaforever
    30 Aug 2015 | 7:11 am
    Jeans, a tee-shirt, and comfy shoes are my go-to uniform for MACNA during the day – I know that I’ll be on my feet for hours, and I want to be as comfortable as possible.  Lightweight slip-ons, like these from TOMS, are perfect for the weekend. They have a ton of different colors, prints, and styles on their website, and for every shoe purchased, TOMS donates a pair of shoes to a child in need. To date, they have donated over 45 million pairs of shoes, which supports improved health, access to education, and higher self esteem.Now, you CAN get away with wearing jeans to the gala…
  • Name Sea & Reef’s New Clownfish!

    Noel Heinsohn
    29 Aug 2015 | 7:15 am
    Sea & Reef was trying to create a designer Black and White DaVinci Clownfish when they accidentally created this crazy mutation.  Sea & Reef’s newest strain of clownfish is so beautiful; when the company posted about this clown earlier today, I practically fell out of my seat! This is the first time that I have been this excited about a clownfish since the introduction of the Lightning Maroon Clown. This new fish is a mix of Sea & Reef’s MochaVinci Clownfish  and a Black Ocellaris Clownfish. The creation of this new, still-unnamed variety started with a…
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  • Gagging The Bow-Wows & Meows May Harm Pets- Say NO To Devocalization!

    admin
    17 Aug 2015 | 10:29 pm
    Imagine yourself gagged with a cloth for your entire life! Hard to imagine, isn’t it? This was just the game of imagination, if executed in real; it may be nothing less than a torture. Pets go through the similar torture when their owners or the caretakers of shelter get them devocalized. Though most of the veterinarians from our country support this act of mutilating pets, there are numerous reasons for which pet parents should avoid it. Today, let’s get to know what is devocalization and why should you say NO to it! Devocalizing pets- To be precise… Devocalization is a surgical…
  • What My Dog Taught Me About Being a Better Person

    admin
    10 Aug 2015 | 4:25 am
    Be the person your dog thinks you are. J.w. Stephens Dog owners always treat their dogs like children and most of the time these so called children teach dog owners special things to become a better person. Sometimes when we are so occupied with life it becomes very difficult for us to look at the finer aspects of life. This is when as a dog owner your pet comes at your rescue and shows you how to enjoy the little things in life which make you a better human being. According to John Warner, “If more people were as loyal and loving as dogs the world would be a better place.” This is an…
  • Influenza In Dogs- Things You Should Know About

    admin
    4 Aug 2015 | 12:39 am
    There are two types of canine influenza or dog flu in the United States of America, H3N8 and H3N2. The veterinary researchers had introduced H3N8 vaccine years back and it is being treated successfully all over the country. On the other hand, H3N2 virus was first detected in South Korea in 2007 and in the USA, the outbreak was in April 2015. Being genetically different from the human H3N2 seasonal virus, the vaccine for H3N2 canine influenza has not been introduced yet. These three to four months must have been very difficult for the pet parents living in Chicago as the outbreak of H3N2 virus…
  • A Rescue Tale- Find How Jimma, A Stray Dog Was Freed By A Woman

    admin
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:31 pm
    Some incidences leave us believing that humanity still exists and it is just our way of looking at things that force us of thinking otherwise. This incident is one such example of humanity shown by a woman and the firefighters of Indianapolis. As reported by the firefighters, the woman came at the doorstep of the Indianapolis fire station-5 around 5:15 pm. She had come with a dog stuck in the rim of a discarded tire. The dog was a stray Pit Bull mix, named Jimma. The kind woman, maybe in her twenties, further stated that she used to meet and feed Jimma twice a day. On that day when she came…
  • Why Pet Sitting agencies are becoming popular?

    admin
    23 Jul 2015 | 12:53 am
    It is summer time again and it is that time of year when you pack your bags and go to a peaceful place to unwind yourself. But the most difficult thing is to leave your pets behind. It has been observed that most pet-parents think of their pets as children. Hence, they would like to do the best possible thing to ensure that the pet remains in the pink of their health when they return from their vacation. This is when the thought of a pet sitting agency comes into mind. A pet sitting agency ensures that while you are away on your trip, they take care of your pet. Your pet can thus be assured…
 
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    Dachshund Appreciation Society

  • Gorgeous Miniature Dachshund Puppies Playing

    thehilson
    26 Aug 2015 | 2:49 am
    Is it possible to get bored of watching miniature dachshund puppies playing like this? I do not think that it is. I have watched this video several times, and it still gives me a warm glow inside when I just even think about it.   These little guys are totally adorable. It baffles me how there can be anyone in the world that does not just melt when they see doxie pups playing around and having a good time. I wanted to share this video because of how it made me feel. You are going to love it. Tell me what you think in the comments section, please. And do not forget to like an share this…
  • Two Dachshunds Meet Their Owners Newborn Son – Heart Melting Stuff!!!

    thehilson
    26 Aug 2015 | 2:33 am
    This is one of the greatest videos of Dachshunds I have ever come across, the video looks so sweet and emotional, that I just don’t have a choice than to share it with you. The video shows two dachshunds and a family with their new son, the dachshunds were all over the newborn baby, showing love and showering kisses on the little baby boy, its very obvious that these two dogs have been expecting this little baby since he has been in the womb. Dachshunds are great members of the family and if you have them and also pregnant, then just watch this video and I bet, you will want your son to…
  • Cute Dachshunds , Penny & Pepper, In Some Stunning Outfits

    thehilson
    25 Aug 2015 | 5:48 pm
    This is not just another video of a couple of dachshunds in fancy dress, no! This video is very cute and totally worth watching. So Take some time out of your day to see it. I bet you watch it more than once!!   Am sure you might have come across one or two dogs putting on clothes. But this two beautiful Dachshunds Penny and Pepper will make you want to take them out to a beauty pageant show. The dress on them looks not just beautiful, but more beautiful on them, and also this two dogs are aware of this, which makes them move around in style just to show off their dresses to the world. I…
  • Millie the Dachshund enjoying the simple pleasure of a game of fetch.

    thehilson
    25 Aug 2015 | 5:22 pm
    A game of fetch has never looked so good! I love this video. I am sure that Millie the Dachshund has all the potential to be a massive star in the canine celebrity world. I for one would love to see much more of this lovely animal!   Is there anything quite as enjoyable for a dog owner than to play a simple game of fetch with their dog? Surely its even better when your dog is the frankly awesome ‘Millie’ the Dachshund. This doxie has attitude and looks to spare, which make for a heady combination when plastered onto You Tube. I found this video while I was browsing online, it…
  • Awesome cute dachshund, being awesome and cute!

    thehilson
    25 Aug 2015 | 9:42 am
    Wow!!! Was all I could say when I came across this cute Dachshunds, a beautiful dog is not only what you should consider has been cute. But when you have a beautiful dachshund dog that is friendly, calm, playful, lovely, and feeds well on the right meal at the right time, such has eaten fruits and not just dog meals, then they should be considered has cute dogs. This video showed all the above characteristics and am sure you will be stunned by what you will see.  
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    Toy "Tails"

  • Winner Takes Home a Tough Toy!

    Zeea
    20 Aug 2015 | 5:45 pm
    This is a Toy “Tails” logo competition open to everyone. As Woofstock (is a large outdoor festival designed for dogs and the people who love them in Toronto) slowly draws near I start think about printing my logo on a shirt and some cards; some self-advertising. In a previous post I did post the logo I made but it was off a site template so it’s not unique. I want a logo of my own. So here is the challenge… create a Toy “Tails” logo! :D The winner of this contest will receive a tough toy, a large Bad Cuz, for their dog to test. (Only residences that live…
  • Chews Carefully

    Zeea
    7 Aug 2015 | 9:30 am
    Nowadays people are becoming more conscientious about what they buy for their dog and are applying the same standards to dog items as if they were buying for themselves. Dog companies are of course trying to follow this trend by advertising non-toxic plastics and rubber and all natural, recycled materials as well as treats considered gourmet. Usually when one thinks of gourmet, it involves uncommon or ‘exotic’ ingredients such as quail eggs, venison, alligator, truffles (a type of mushroom) or frog legs. Dog foods can be made of many different proteins that are far more unusual than…
  • A Durable Distraction…with treats

    Zeea
    26 Jul 2015 | 2:33 pm
    Booya by Petsafe’s Busy Buddy As many of you may know, Zeea loves her food and her Buster Cube but if you’ve purchased this toy for your dog you know that it can be quite noisy. Unfortunately for Zeea, someone in the house can’t stand even 5 minutes of it. So when the constant clattering gets to finally be too much, the toy is put away. Although Zeea does have other treat dispensing toys, most of them are balls with holes in either side. Zeea enjoys playing with these toys as well but because there is no difficulty (unlike the Buster Cube which has different settings), Zeea has the…
  • I apologize to my readers for the lack of posting.

    Zeea
    20 Jul 2015 | 8:20 pm
    I have been on the search for toys that claim they are durable and long-lasting to have Zeea test, however my shopping trips are not always successful. I will be posting soon as two new toys will be added to Zeea’s collection. One has already begun the ultimate test.
  • A Good Purchase Cuz…

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

  • HyperPet Tennis Balls (2 packs)

    18 Aug 2015 | 6:24 am
    COME PLAY WITH US! These great Hyper Pet Tennis balls are ideal for playing with your active dog, they are made of Grade A Rubber. They won't damage their teeth and are surdy.  Safe for your dog's teeth
  • Premier Heavy Duty Nylon Leash, 1" X 4ft

    18 Aug 2015 | 4:26 am
    Premier Heavy Duty Nylon Leashes, high qualinty at an afordable price.  4 feet long, 1 inch wide Soft, durable nylon
  • Jones Natural Chews Candy Cane (beef steer pizzle) 2 pack

    18 Aug 2015 | 4:15 am
    Jones Natural Chews Candy Cane (beef steer pizzle) 2 pack This chew is made of 100% beef steer pizzle with no artificial ingredients. Made perfectly curled into a Christimas candy cane. Approximately 4-5" long sold in a 2 pack. 
  • ChuckIt! Amphibious Duck Diver

    18 Aug 2015 | 4:12 am
    Chuckit! Amphibious Duck Diver If it looks like a duck, floats like a duck...it's gotta be a whole lot of fun! Send your fun-loving pal diving into the deep end or charging into the lake in pursuit of the Chuckit! Amphibious Duck Diver. It ..Price: $4.00
  • ChuckIt! Shark Fin Toy

    18 Aug 2015 | 4:10 am
    Chuck it Shark fin No need to get out of the deep end when this fin approaches...it's time to dive right in! The Chuckit! Amphibious Shark Fin always springs into a fin-up position-whether on land or..Price: $4.00
 
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    Pet Insurance

  • Top Ten Apartment Friendly Breeds

    Liz Upson
    26 Aug 2015 | 2:40 pm
    Do you yearn to own a dog but you live in an apartment? The key to living in harmony with your hound in a confined space is choosing the right breed. The three most important factors to consider are: • How vocal are they? Is the breed notoriously territorial and prone to barking? Such breeds are best avoided if you don’t want to upset the neighbors. • How much space do they need? Consider the physical size of the dog and how much the dog plus his wagging tail takes up. (A wagging tail causes a surprising amount of damage in a confined space.) • High or low energy? An energetic dog,…
  • Camping Tips

    Marianna Levyash
    12 Aug 2015 | 4:12 pm
    Summer may be winding down, and cooler weather may be upon you depending on where you live in the country. As the lazy days of Summer turn into the cooler days of Fall, we find ourselves able to enjoy some of the best camping weather that the season has to offer.   What’s more, camping can be a wonderfully memorable experience that you can share with your four-legged friend. Dogs enjoy being outdoors, exploring their surroundings and like the simplicity that comes from simply spending time with you by the campfire or enjoying a long walk in the wilderness. Planning ahead and using…
  • 7 Practical Ways to Improve Your Cat’s Urinary Health

    Marianna Levyash
    5 Aug 2015 | 3:55 pm
     In and out. In and out. Your cat repeatedly visiting the litter tray is not  something any owner wants to see, because it’s a sign of bladder  discomfort. There are many causes of urinary problems, but surprisingly stress can be  a trigger factor in around 50-70 % of cases. Unfortunately, to get a  diagnosis of stress-related cystitis requires a battery of tests to rule out  physical issues such as urine infections or bladder stones, which could  have serious consequences if undetected. That said veterinarians increasingly recognize the role mood plays in  creating inflammation and…
  • Tick Prevention And Removal

    Marianna Levyash
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:32 pm
    The warmer months are upon us, and you’re probably already taking your canine companion with you on outdoor adventures! Our furry friends love camping, hiking, and spending time in the great outdoors as much as we do. It’s a great way to bond with your pet and give him or her the exercise and attention they so love and deserve. Unfortunately, with the warmer weather and outdoor activities comes the prevalence of ticks—and your pet is often the victim of these nasty parasites that make your skin crawl and feed on the blood of their hosts. What’s worse, is that ticks…
  • Dog Park Etiquette

    Marianna Levyash
    22 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Everyone loves to take their pup to the dog park (presuming their dog, in fact, likes other dogs). They can sit for a minute, and their dog can run around and explore. Dog parks are extremely useful for a number of reasons. Firstly, they often do safely and effectively provide a place to let your dog burn off some energy! And secondly, they help to maintain and often increase a dog’s social skills, which is essential in any dog’s life. A good dog park should have obstacles like a human play yard, to help break up the pack mentality, which can often escalate and become frantic and result…
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    PBS Pet Travel » Blog Posts

  • What is Psittacosis in Pet Birds?

    Richard
    24 Aug 2015 | 7:55 am
    Psittacosis, also known as “parrot fever” is a bacterial infection which is capable of passing to humans (technically known as a “zoonotic” infection). Despite the alternative name psittacosis is not found solely in parrots; a large number of other bird species are also capable of carrying the disease including pigeons and poultry. It is believed that roughly 1% of wild birds are infected with the disease though in captivity the disease can spread much more quickly. It is possible for birds to simply be “carriers” without displaying any of the classic symptoms. Causes of…
  • The Expat Guide to Taking Your Pets to the UAE

    Richard
    24 Aug 2015 | 6:07 am
    The United Arab Emirates represents one of the most popular expat destinations in the world. Indeed, statistics suggest that expats now outnumber local Emiratis by 9 to 1. The vast majority of the expat population resides in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, where most large employers are to be found. However moving pets to the UAE is not without its problems. Besides the relocation process itself there are also a number of practicalities to consider on arrival. Just a few of these include where your nearest English-speaking vets can be located, how to find pet insurance in the UAE and what boarding…
  • Pet Flights – Flights for Cats and Dogs

    Richard
    24 Aug 2015 | 6:06 am
    Most pets travelling abroad are transported on planes. This ensures that your dog or cat is contained within their airline-approved carrier for as little time as possible. In this way pet flights are designed to minimize any stress on your best friend. That said, flying with pets means complying with a range of rules and regulations which must be met if your pet is to be accepted into the plane. Furthermore each airline and each location has their own specific rules meaning that great care must be taken to ensure that all policies are adhered to. Where Do Pets Travel on the Plane? Depending…
  • How to Export Your Pet from the UK to the USA

    Richard
    24 Aug 2015 | 6:06 am
    Among expats and travellers alike, America represents one of the most popular destinations of all for Brits heading abroad. It’s hardly surprising; both a shared language and culture make integration simple while the standards of living are understandably very high. A large country like the USA also means such a diversity of States, climates and environments that there really is something for everyone here. That said, this very same diversity can make exporting your pet from the UK to the USA rather challenging. Each state can have different rules and regulations when transporting…
  • Transporting Dogs & Cats to Australia

    Richard
    24 Aug 2015 | 6:04 am
    Australia is the single most popular destination for Brits moving abroad. It’s hardly surprising; expats living in Australia report that they feel safer, have more disposable income, more free time and a better quality of life. What’s not to love? On top of all this, the Australian climate makes for a fantastic outdoor existence – surely one that your dog or cat will love, rather having put up with cold, damp Britain. So if you’re heading off to Oz shortly and need to know about transporting your dog or cat you’ve come to the right place. The first, and arguably most…
 
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    Yorkie Splash and Shine Blog

  • Puppy Pad Wizard Review

    Sarah
    26 Aug 2015 | 11:59 am
    We're reviewing the Puppy Pad Wizard and giving you a discount to get one for yourself.
  • Reflections of a Grieving Puppy Owner

    Sarah
    8 Jul 2015 | 9:51 am
    Having a new puppy while going through a terrible loss was a challenge I was not prepared for. And, while no new puppy owner wants to consider major life changes affecting their bonding with their new addition, it can happen, and you need to be prepared.
  • DIY Mason Jar Yorkie Organizer

    Sarah
    13 May 2015 | 3:09 pm
    A nifty DIY project using mason jars and hose clamps to help you organize your yorkie's stuff.
  • Tricky Training Treats

    Sarah
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:28 pm
    This treat recipe will have your Yorkie eating healthy ingredients and asking, "Thank you sir, may I have another?"
  • A Yorkie-friendly home

    Sarah
    5 Apr 2015 | 10:14 pm
    After recently moving, I’ve got some tips for you on making your home yorkie-friendly. It’s been a while since I posted, and I want to apologize for that. It’s been a pretty hectic last few months for me. I don’t typically spend much time talking about my personal life because, let’s face it, you came […]
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    Animal Bliss

  • Cruel Inhumane Slaughter of Alligators for a $43,000 Bag

    Jeanne Melanson
    28 Aug 2015 | 8:24 am
    Cruel Inhumane Slaughter of Alligators Torture for Fashion Peta has received a lot of criticism over the years. I have mixed feelings about Peta too. However, they have done a lot to bring awareness of the cruelty and torment our dear animal kingdom has had to endure because of certain unethical organizations, and mostly in ... KEEP READING ... The post Cruel Inhumane Slaughter of Alligators for a $43,000 Bag appeared first on Animal Bliss - A very cool blog about Animals.
  • Catit Bench Scratcher with Catnip Review

    Jeanne Melanson
    26 Aug 2015 | 12:34 pm
    Catit Bench Scratcher with Catnip ~ Review & Giveaway ~ I received a “Catit Bench Scratcher with Catnip” in order to write this review. I am not being compensated in any other form for helping spread the word about the Bench Scratcher.  Chewy.com is not responsible for the content of this article. Catit Bench Scratcher ... KEEP READING ... The post Catit Bench Scratcher with Catnip Review appeared first on Animal Bliss - A very cool blog about Animals.
  • Harmless Snakes vs Dangerous Snakes

    Guest Blogger for Animal Bliss
    25 Aug 2015 | 10:27 am
    Snake Recognition: Harmless Snakes vs Dangerous Snakes Guest Author: Joe Felegi From Indiana Jones’ famous pronouncement, “I hate snakes, Jock! I hate ’em!” to myriad other negative depictions of snakes in film and books, American culture spreads a blanket of fear over this diverse group of reptiles. Everyone should be wary of snake species that ... KEEP READING ... The post Harmless Snakes vs Dangerous Snakes appeared first on Animal Bliss - A very cool blog about Animals.
  • How to Transport Your Pets While Driving : Safety First

    Guest Blogger for Animal Bliss
    23 Aug 2015 | 9:05 pm
    How to Transport Your Pets While Driving Written by: Valerie Cox Each time we drive our vehicles, we fasten our seat belt and make sure our children are buckled in, but what about our pets?  Just like humans, animals need protection too. Follow these several easy steps on how to transport your pets while driving ... KEEP READING ... The post How to Transport Your Pets While Driving : Safety First appeared first on Animal Bliss - A very cool blog about Animals.
  • Summer Pet Care: Make Changes to Keep Your Pet Safe

    Guest Blogger for Animal Bliss
    22 Aug 2015 | 4:01 pm
    Summer Pet Care Keeping Your Pet Safe by: Anita Ginsburg Summer pet care changes for most people, and it’s important to stay informed. As the days get longer and sunshine gets hotter, even indoor pets can be affected by the heat. Pets that are outdoors are at greater risk during the summer months. Changes in ... KEEP READING ... The post Summer Pet Care: Make Changes to Keep Your Pet Safe appeared first on Animal Bliss - A very cool blog about Animals.
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  • Core vs. Non-Core Vaccines

    Anne
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
      Over the last two to three years, the veterinary community has been increasingly talking and writing about core vs non-core vaccines. But what are the differences between these vaccines, and what do you need to know. Core vaccines are a group of vaccines that all pets should receive. They are considered vital to your […] The post Core vs. Non-Core Vaccines appeared first on whiskerstopaws.com.
  • When Your Dog Eats His Own Poop

    Anne
    18 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
      When your dog eats his own poop you are most likely very disgusted by this act. It is a common unwanted behavior in our dogs. It does not seem to bother them, but it sure bugs us. Eating poop is called coprophagia. From the Greek language copro: which means feces, and phagy: which means […] The post When Your Dog Eats His Own Poop appeared first on whiskerstopaws.com.
  • Do Cats Get Cavities?

    Anne
    11 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
      True cavities (demineralization of the enamel) are extremely rare in cats. However, cats do get lesions that eat away at the enamel of the tooth called tooth resorption, the cause of these lesions are unknown. Unfortunately, these lesions will affect up to 60% of cats in their lifetime. You may have heard other names […] The post Do Cats Get Cavities? appeared first on whiskerstopaws.com.
  • 8 Photos of Happiness

    Anne
    5 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    I was recently tagged by Elaine at  Chasing Dog Tales  to show my 8 Photos of Happiness. I spent some time going through some photos, to dig up these oldies but goodies. Since I really love being outside, my favorites seemed to be outdoor shots. The goal is to spread happiness, I hope you enjoy […] The post 8 Photos of Happiness appeared first on whiskerstopaws.com.
 
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  • BarkCamp

    Brooklyn for Pets
    29 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Take your dog “pupstate” for a day of summer fun at BarkCamp with BarkLive and BarkBox! There will be dock jumping, a photo booth, puppy pools, an agility course, and BarkBox swag. BarkLive will bring the fun, games, and treats. Human friends can bring lawn chairs, a picnic, or just pop by to cool off for a bit. Transportation is not included, so pup parents can come and go as they please. BarkCamp is best for pups who like to play outside and are comfortable being on a leash around other dogs. Dock diving is optional. A BarkCamp Family Pass is $12 and is good for up to 2 pups…
  • Walk Dogs at Sean Casey Animal Rescue

    Brooklyn for Pets
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:20 pm
    Join us and Foster Dogs NYC at Sean Casey Animal Rescue (SCAR) Windsor Terrace shelter on Friday, August 28th from 3:00pm to 5:00pm! Spend the afternoon outside exploring the area with wonderful adoptable dogs. Check out or photos of previous walks! August is also SCAR’s month for our Steps Fur Pets campaign. You can participate and support SCAR as you walk with the free ResQwalk app! Each week, ResQwalk divides a donation pool (about $850) between animal rescues around the country. The more miles logged, the more money each rescue receives. Volunteers must be 18+ and must fill out a…
  • Walk Dogs At Sean Casey Animal Rescue This Friday

    Brooklyn for Pets
    25 Aug 2015 | 6:23 am
    Zoe can’t wait to go for a walk with you! Don’t miss out on a fun, furry afternoon! Volunteer to walk dogs with Brooklyn for Pets and Foster Dogs NYC at Sean Casey Animal Rescue’s Windsor Terrace shelter (153 E. 3rd Street) on Friday, August 28th from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm! Spend the afternoon playing with wonderful dogs and learn about the rescue, fostering, and adoption firsthand. Volunteers must be 18+ and must fill out a dog walking volunteer form. Each walk is about 15-45 minutes, depending on how long you (or the dog!) want to stay out. You can walk as many dogs as you…
  • ACC’s Mobile Adoption Center at Petco

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    22 Aug 2015 | 1:03 pm
    Adoption Center at Petco The post ACC’s Mobile Adoption Center at Petco appeared first on Brooklyn for Pets.
  • What Should I Do if I Think My Dog Swallowed Something?

    Dr. Eric Maddon
    21 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    Q: My dog recently coughed up a sock I didn’t even know he ate. Now I’m paranoid. I’m being extra careful of what’s on the floor, but I’m afraid I won’t know the next time he eats something like that again. What should I do if I think he swallowed something? A: If you see him swallow something you feel is large enough to potentially cause a problem, you should immediately take him to your veterinarian to induce vomiting. This is obviously especially important if he swallows mouse/rat bait (for obvious reasons), large bones or pieces of bones, potentially…
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  • Traveling with Your Dog

    Jenny Griffin
    30 Aug 2015 | 3:35 am
    Traveling with Your Dog Everyone looks forward to their annual vacation, and now many dog owners are choosing to take their pets with them on their travels. These tips will make traveling with your dog easier and ensure your pets safety while you are away from home. Stuff4Petz - Tons of Cool Stuff for Pets
  • Tips for Maintaining an Electric Fence

    Jenny Griffin
    29 Aug 2015 | 5:24 am
    Tips for Maintaining an Electric Fence Electric livestock fencing generally requires minimal maintenance, however, they do still require basic maintenance to ensure they keep functioning effectively. Stuff4Petz - Tons of Cool Stuff for Pets
  • Raising Alpacas 101

    Jenny Griffin
    29 Aug 2015 | 1:06 am
    Raising Alpacas 101 Are you interested in raising alpacas for profit, or just keeping a couple as pets? Learn more about these fascinating animals and why they are rapidly gaining in popularity. Stuff4Petz - Tons of Cool Stuff for Pets
  • Safe Bird Toys: Things to Consider When Making Homemade Bird Toys

    Stuff4Petz
    3 Aug 2015 | 7:06 am
    Safe Bird Toys: Things to Consider When Making Homemade Bird Toys There is a huge variety of bird toys on the market to choose from, and some creative parrot owners may even want to try making their own homemade bird toys to save costs. However, not all materials are safe for birds. To ensure your pet is only given safe bird toys to play with, consider these tips. Stuff4Petz - Tons of Cool Stuff for Pets
  • Sun Conure Bird Rooms

    Stuff4Petz
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:23 am
    Sun Conure Bird Rooms The Sun Conure is one of the most popular pet birds around. Their energy, intelligence, and beauty make them a great addition to the family. The following 3 supplies are essential for making your home a healthy and happy environment for them. Stuff4Petz - Tons of Cool Stuff for Pets
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  • 10 Tips to Prepare Your Pet for a Hurricane

    Play Safe Pet Stairs
    29 Aug 2015 | 8:06 am
    Prepared for a Hurricane? Do you have everything you need for your dog or cat in case of a hurricane or other disaster? Remember these important items: Recent photos of your pets (in case you are separated and need to make "Lost" posters) 3-7 days' worth of canned (pop-top) or dry food along with feeding dishes and plenty of water Secured collar with up-to-date ID tags containing accurate information such as name and phone number Photocopies of medical records and a waterproof container with a two-week supply of any medicine your pet requires Disposable garbage bags for clean-up  Toys to…
  • Dog Diversity - Ridgeback and Dachshund

    Play Safe Pet Stairs
    23 Aug 2015 | 5:29 pm
    We had a doggy playday and the biggest dog, Rex, a Rodesian Ridgeback, became best buddies with Guiness, an energetic, fun-loving Dachshund. We love how dogs are able to get along with each other just fine!  Big or small, they figure out how to be friends. Jacqueline Woodson said it best:  "Diversity is about all of us, figuring out how to walk through this world together"
  • Pets and Depression - Can a Pet Help With Depression?

    Pam Wiselogel
    20 Aug 2015 | 4:26 am
    Overcoming depression is a continually sought after journey for some people.  The signs of depression may not be outwardly evident to family, friends, or co-workers but they inwardly torment the person dealing with depression.  The good news is that getting a pet is one of many great natural remedies for depression. How Do Pets Help with Depression and Anxiety? Ian Cook, MD, a psychiatrist and director of the Depression Research and Clinic Program at UCLA, says "pets offer an unconditional love that can be very helpful to people with depression.”  Pets give you something to live for by…
  • Telescoping Dog Ramp - Your Other Faithful Companion

    Pam Wiselogel
    16 Aug 2015 | 1:33 pm
    The best dog ramp is the one you will actually use.  Having a big cumbersome ramp hidden in your garage behind the old bicycles doesn't really benefit you or your faithful companion.  Even if it does get to see the backside of your SUV at some point, it's not all that useful when you get to your destination unless it's a portable dog ramp that traveled with you. It's difficult watching your best buddy slow down; all those years of running and jumping have finally had their toil on his aging body.  But, even though his physical body may be limited, his mental body is still raring to go. …
  • Dog Stairs for Small Dogs - My Precious Pooch Thinks I'm an Elevator!

    Pam Wiselogel
    13 Aug 2015 | 4:41 pm
    Who doesn't love a tiny, three pound, ball of fur in her precious little dog sweater lying there in her cute little small dog bed?   Ever since Paris Hilton and other celebrities began using their toy dogs as accessories, women around the country began looking for the perfect pint-sized dog to match their favorite purse.   Are Pet Stairs Really Necessary? Without a set of dog stairs for small dogs, your adorable doggy bundle comes at a price; she requires a lifetime of personal elevator assistance.  "Mom, I need on the couch."  Two seconds later; "Mom, I need off the couch."  Surely,…
 
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  • Metronidazole for Dogs – Everything You MUST KNOW!

    Your Pet Guy
    23 Aug 2015 | 6:39 am
    When it comes to bacterial infections, diarrhea, and Giardia, Veterinarians usually prescribe Metronidazole for dogs. Metronidazole is a drug that is not approved by the FDA for use in animals. But, veterinarians have been using them successfully in dogs and cats without any harm. In this post, we will discuss everything you need to know about this antibacterial and antiprotozoal medication. You’ll learn what this drug is used for, how to use this, when and when not to give this to your pet dog. Let’s get into it. What is Metronidazole? Metronidazole is better known by brand names such as…
  • 21 Best Dog Breeds for Kids – They’ll Love You for This!

    Your Pet Guy
    17 Aug 2015 | 9:25 pm
    Children love pets. If they are fond of dogs, then they surely would have begged you for a puppy. Not all dogs are great for all children. Some require great care and some less. Some breeds might be protective of your children, and some don’t have the patience to deal with children at all. Finding the best dogs for children is not an easy job. But we’ve done that for you. We did some research, and here we are with 21 dogs that are good with kids. Dive right in and find the one who will fit in your family perfectly. 1. Beagle Beagles are ideal dogs for children. They are energetic, and…
  • Can Dogs Eat Apples? (TRUTH REVEALED)

    Your Pet Guy
    14 Aug 2015 | 9:31 pm
    An apple a day keeps the doctor away! Does it work for the vet too? Apples are available in adequate quantities in most of the areas. They are full of good stuff and can help the health of a human being without any doubt. But can dogs eat apples? That is the question we are dealing with today. There are different opinions flying around. Some say the apples are good for dogs, some say they are poisonous. So, which one do we believe? Both! In the rest of this article, we take a small tour in which we discuss how those two statements can be correct at the same time. Let’s dive in. Jump to…
  • Benadryl for Dogs – Is it Safe? (Includes a DOSAGE GUIDE)

    Your Pet Guy
    10 Aug 2015 | 10:37 pm
    A common question among dog owners is, is Benadryl safe for dogs? The reason this question arises is because Benadryl is not made for dogs. This drug is made for humans to treat a number of problems. Veterinarians, for a long time, have been giving Benadryl for dogs as a medication to treat conditions like excessive itching, swelling and even insomnia. Though vets know the best for your pet dog, you are still worried to use a drug that isn’t made for your dog. It is understandable, as we would feel the same way as well. So, let’s take a look at this Benadryl drug find out if this is safe…
  • Hot Spots on Dogs (Causes, Treatment, and Prevention)

    Your Pet Guy
    9 Aug 2015 | 11:21 pm
    Did you catch your pet dog scratching its body excessively? Does he or she have a red and moist lesion in the place your dog was scratching? Then it could be a hot spot! Hot spots are bacterial infections that may or may not get serious. To be safe, it is important always to get the opinion of your vet if your pet dog gets one. Let us see why dogs get hot spots and what you can do to prevent and treat it the right way. What are Hot Spots? Acute moist dermatitis, moist eczema, summer sores, and pyotraumatic dermatitis are some of the ways to refer what is commonly known as hot spots on dogs.
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  • Potty Training a Cat

    31 Aug 2015 | 8:10 pm
    Potty Training a Cat Since we are going to talk about Potty Training a Cat , we need to set some basic rules down. Most important one is that if you do not catch the cat going potty on the floor at the very moment; it will not make any sense to the cat what you do to them about it cats remember things like that, so don’t do it. No rubbing the nose of the cat in it, that will only cause pain, or do anything that would harm or hurt your cat.  By doing any of these painful acts will only make the cat afraid of you and you will have a very hard time training your cat to do any behaviors,…
  • Cute Dog Thinks He is an Ambulance

    31 Aug 2015 | 8:10 pm
    This video shows that animals are very smart and wonderfully made. We should always appreciate them and their smartness and treat them with love, this do is clearly trying to imitate this ambulance. Watch and see. Cute Dog Thinks He is an Ambulance The post Cute Dog Thinks He is an Ambulance appeared first on The Pet Code.
  • Alfie the Border Collie

    31 Aug 2015 | 8:10 pm
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  • Tallest Dog in the World

    31 Aug 2015 | 8:10 pm
    Tallest Dog in the World Zeus is the worlds tallest dog, he stands at a height of 44 inches. His owner is Denise Doorlag. The world’s tallest dog died in September 2014.Standing on his feet the tallest Great Dane was taller than you and I. He was 7 ft 4 inches tall but when he was on all 4 feet he measured 111.8cm from his nose to his bottom. The Tallest dog ate 12 cups of food every day according to it’s owner denise, that about one 30 pound bag of food every 2 weeks. Interesting facts about Great Dane : The are the biggest type of dogs. They love to act like lap dogs. They…
  • Password Reset

    31 Aug 2015 | 8:10 pm
    To reset your password, please enter your email address or username below Only fill in if you are not human The post Password Reset appeared first on The Pet Code.
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