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  • Dr. Plotnick's Moroccan Cat Adventure - Day 6 - Full Day in Fes

    Cat Man Do | Dr. Arnold Plotnick
    Arnold Plotnick
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Morocco Day 6 - Full Day in Fes (Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5)After last night’s foray into the hectic maze that is Fes, I was ready to tackle it head on.  Take a look at this map Your best bet is to make your way to the main entry gate to the medina, Bab Boujeloud, which is depicted as an arch in the lower left corner.Lots of signs pointing to it, so finding it wasn’t too tough.  From there, the road splits into the two main road in the medina, Tala’a Kebira, which meanders north, and Tala’a Sghira, which runs sorta parallel to the south of Tala’a Kebira,…
  • The Importance of “Paying it Forward” – Mentoring New Trainers

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

    Dog Reflections
    15 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    A Basset Hound takes a ride in a Porsche! Watch the flapping jowls!
  • Dog Video Of The Day: No Fighting!

    Dog Reflections
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    2 dogs get into a scuffle – until the ref steps in!
  • Dog Video Of The Day: Rescued Dachshund Is Very Happy!

    Dog Reflections
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    This little Doxie has definitely gotten over his troubled past!
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    PetsitUSA Blog

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

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

    9 Jul 2014 | 8:42 pm
    This week PetsitUSA is offering 2 pet sitters in Memphis and Orlando free membership for 1 year!  You can be one of the 2 pet sitters in each city to receive the membership by emailing PetsitUSA! Update: 1 of the free memberships from Orlando was just taken!  Only 1 left!
  • Pet First Aid: Ways to Learn

    28 Jun 2014 | 1:43 pm
    PET FIRST AID: DOING IT LIKE A PRO To enjoy a bit of fresh air, play like a kid would under the bright skies, be able to quench its thirst when needed, and be free from any type of harm that could befall it – this is the ideal life for every animal. However, not all are lucky enough to have it all. Just like people are injured due to accidents and some children find themselves in not-so-desirable conditions as a result negligence, house pets and other animals similarly suffer from injuries and illnesses such as food contamination. In these events, animals are left to suffer in silence…
  • Free Membership Special!

    18 Jun 2014 | 5:38 pm
    Free membership is being offered to the first two pet sitters to email PetsitUSA in Cleveland and Detroit!  Membership lasts for one year and will save you $45!
  • Are you aware of the suffocation threat Frito Lays and snack bags pose to your dogs?

    Lori Genstein, I've Got the 'Scoop'!, LLC
    1 Jun 2014 | 10:09 pm
    Bonnie Odem Harlan, Founder of Prevent Pet Suffocation, brings awareness to pet parents in Memory of her Beloved Furry Angel, BLUE. Dogs are dying daily, and it CAN happen to your beloved pet… to any of our pets!!!! Be sure to cut the top and bottom of the bag off completely before throwing it away, and be certain snack bags are never left anywhere your pet may have access to one… not even an unaccessible location! Hide them up above in a closed cabinet or pantry, out of sight and smell. When a dog puts their head into the bag and begins to breath, a vacuum seal is created…
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    The Pet Blog Lady - Celebrating Our Pets

  • Living the Hamster and Gerbil Dream - In a Qute Cage by Omlet

    The Pet Blog Lady
    20 Jul 2014 | 3:40 pm
    (Disclosure:  As required by FTC regulations.  I was sent a Qute hamster cage from Omlet.  I donated it to a grateful local family due to my house being on the market and my uncertainly as to where I will be living.  I received no monetary compensation for this post)  Having a hamster or gerbil is a child's right of passage.  I sincerely believe that.  Of course there are exceptions, like for those who have allergies or are living in a zero pets allowed home situation. Otherwise it should be "game on", I say.  Having a little pet teaches a child to respect animals, be…
  • A 3D Model of YOUR Pet ~ The Ultimate Pet Lovers Keepsake

    The Pet Blog Lady
    15 Jul 2014 | 10:10 pm
    A couple of months ago I discovered PetPrints 3D on Twitter and I just had to learn more about what they do.   The custom designed models shown on their website, created from mere photographs of loved family pets, were remarkable.  Incredible in fact.  After the introductory emails, they offered to create one of Oscar in exchange for a review and I was totally over the moon.  The Pet Blog Lady office seriously looks like "Oscarville" in here, with photographs, drawings, a photo coffee mug and a canvas print - all featuring you know who. (I was over the moon when they offered…
  • The Ultimate in Chicken Houses from Omlet - Stylish & Functional

    The Pet Blog Lady
    10 Jul 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Back in the winter I wrote an article called "A Vested Interest in Chicken Safety".  It was one of the most read articles over the winter season.  I am thinking that people secretly have an affection for chickens and a sincere curiosity about raising them.   I let the creators of the vests know I had written about them and they generously offered to send me a chicken house and hamster home - all the way from England!  I had full intentions of using both of them but with my mental health break this Spring and now an imminent move, it just didn't happen.  I did however find…
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    Art Dog Blog

  • Mosaic Monday: Working In A Series Class

    14 Jul 2014 | 2:41 pm
    My next mosaic class starts next Weds. night the 23rd of July. We will be working in a series in this class. I will also help my students write an artist statement towards the end of the class. I will supply three 6 x 6 inch cradle boards and I will ask my students to work on all 3 projects at the same time. We may not finish each mosaic in this short 6 week class however we will get started on a consistent theme and work towards creating a cohesive body of work. Below is an intro video to the class with samples of various thematic works I have created over the years.
  • White Rock East Garden Tour 2014 / Birds, Dogs, Cats & Robots

    20 May 2014 | 10:04 am
    Last weekend I participated in our local neighborhood garden tour here in East Dallas. Every year they invite a few artists to set up in the yards of the homes that are on the garden tour, making it a very well rounded event. I had a great time!"Analog Crow" 4 x 4 Mixed Media Mosaic Sold © rebecca collins "Robot Mosaic Trading Card" Sold © rebecca collins When I first started Art Paw way back in 1998 my main form of advertising was local outdoor events, everything from Art Fairs to Spca rescue events. I stopped doing as many of these in 2005 when the demand for my custom pet portraiture was…
  • Art Paw On TV in Atlanta!

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

    5 May 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Sama Conference Recap Part 1:Wow, way too much to pack into one blog post so look for more next Monday. I just returned from Sama 2014 in Houston. Every year the Society of American Mosaic Artists puts on a huge conference that is jammed packed with classes and speakers.  This year I went with a couple of my favorite mosaic buddies and we all had a blast. Today I will post just a few pictures of some of the people and the hotel. Next week I will try and post a more thoughtful summary of what I learned at the conference along with some videos I am working on that will include some actual…
  • Mosaic Monday / Working in A Series

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

  • Coffee and Provocation

    22 Jul 2014 | 5:49 am
    Dogs Used to Sniff Out Child Porn?Apparently, dogs are being trained to sniff out thumb drives with the idea that they can be used to find hidden caches of child porn.  So far it sounds like it's mostly theory and not much reality.China Has More Electric Vehicles than the U.S. Has Drivers?China now has over 200 million electric-vehicle drivers. The surge in electric-vehicles can be traced to the 2002 SARS virus epidemic when mass-transit users became afraid to board a bus. The solution was to buy a 1-horsepower electric motorcycle for $200 to $450. The alternative caught on: In…
  • The U.S. Army Said a Woman Could Not Train Dogs

    22 Jul 2014 | 4:58 am
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  • Endangered Monkey Business with Terriers

    22 Jul 2014 | 4:56 am
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  • Britain Gone to the Dogs

    22 Jul 2014 | 3:05 am
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  • Haters Gotta Hate (thinking not required)

    21 Jul 2014 | 1:33 pm
    The face of stupid looks just a little bit effeminate.From the Metro (UK) comes this little missive:The leader of the youth arm of the British National Party has launched an attack on someone that he perceives to ‘challenge his principles’ – his own ‘gay’ dog.Jack Renshaw, a student at Manchester University and the head of the BNP Youth, wrote the Facebook post alongside a picture of Derek the dog, in which he criticised the mutt for ‘licking the penises of other male dogs’. ‘I wish my dog would stop licking the penises of other male dogs,’ he wrote. ‘I love you, Derek (my…
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    Celebrity Dog Watcher - Digging up Celebrity Dog News - Arf!

  • Miley Cyrus’ Prison-Quality Dog Tattoo: I Just Spit Out My Coffee

    7 Jul 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Miley Cyrus Gets a Prison-Quality Tattoo of her dog – That crazy Miley is at it again with another questionable decision, this time getting a poor-quality tattoo of her late dog, Floyd under her left arm. (Floyd was unfortunately killed by a coyote a few weeks ago) Yes, it says, “With a little help from my fwends” You know, everyone with a facebook account is going to rant about this, so I really don’t know what else to say. I usually try to give celebrities the benefit of the doubt, as the internet is always full of haters, but this is just so bad. Apparently she got…
  • Lady Gaga & Her French Bulldog, Asia

    10 Jun 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Lady Gaga’s Dog: A French Bulldog Named, Asia: “It doesn’t matter if you love him, or capital H-I-M Just put your paws up ’cause you were born this way, baby” - Lady Gaga, Born This Way Not sure if Lady Gaga was inspired by her female French Bulldog puppy, Asia, when she wrote that song, but I guess it’s possible. Anyway, she describes her intense love for the dog as “an illness,” so I guess you could say she’s a “dog person.” In case you aren’t tired of celebrity selfies yet, here’s one that she took of herself and…
  • Most Expensive Dog Wedding Ever: Guinness Book of World Records

    13 Mar 2014 | 7:22 am
    The Most Expensive Dog Wedding Ever occurred last year between Baby Hope Diamond (a Coton de Tulear, right) and Chilly Pasternak (a poodle, left) to take the Guiness Book of World Records spot for the most expensive pet wedding ever at over $250k. The dog wedding took place at the Jumeriah Essex House Hotel in NC’s Central Park, organized by a celebrity wedding planner featured: $30,000 of flowers, a $6000 dog wedding gown, $5000 sushi spread, a $15,000 band. The ceremony was officiated by Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog. Attendees included Kanye West, Betty White, and Barbara Walters. My…
  • Duck Dynasty Gets a New Dog (Doesn’t Look Like a Retriever!)

    21 Jan 2014 | 9:10 am
    “Jep & Lily Lulu playing with our new pup Gizmo,” Jessica Robertson Tweeted Dog Dynasty? With all of the controversy swirling around Duck Dynasty, (Phil Robertson’s anti-gay remarks) it’s nice to get a happy distraction. Jep Robertson, and his wife Jessica introduced a new member of the family this month; a puppy named, “Gizmo.” (Maybe named after that fuzzy Gremlin?) From this photo, it looks like Gizmo is a Shih Tzu, a dog not exactly bred to be a retriever, so I don’t think this little guy is going to be going hunting with the guys. In any…
  • Justin Long Loves Amanda Seyfried’s Dog, Finn

    18 Dec 2013 | 7:21 am
    Justin Long Loves Amanda Seyfried’s Dog, Finn – Amanda Seyfried and boyfriend Justin Long were first spotted as an item over the summer, but now it looks like things have heated up between Justin and…. her dog, Finn. Well, good for the three of them. Looks like they are all happy. Here’s a photo that Justin recently tweeted, tagging it as #CannonEnvy: coupon of the day: It’s almost tax season, so when you do file your taxes, use a coupon code for TurboTax here! Get a $20 discount on all software.
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    Dogs Trust

  • Dogs Trust Shoreham - Thompson

    Billy Bob
    18 Jul 2014 | 5:58 am
    This is Thompson, a 1yr old Collie cross from Dogs Trust Shoreham.Thompson is a friendly boy but he can be shy when he is around new people and in new situations. He feels much braver when there is another dog around to have fun with. Here he is with his trainer Bellah who will introduce him to potential new owners: is a bright young chap with a very sweet character... and he LOVES his food, especially tasty treats! He is very popular at the centre as he has lots of doggy friends who love to go walking with him.Thompson is looking for a new home…
  • Dogs Trust Essex: Walkies!

    Billy Bob
    15 Jul 2014 | 8:54 am
    Dogs Trust Essex have been for a group walk off site for the first time! They walked along the road next to the centre and then freestyled up some footpaths, into some brilliant big fields so that the dogs could have a good sniff around.Walking along the roadHaving a sniff in the fieldThe dogs played together very wellExploring the wonderful wheat fields  The dogs all had a fabulous time and mixed very well with the each other. They were out for about an hour and were all exhausted by the time they got back!
  • Dogs Trust Bridgend - Eleri's ordeal

    Billy Bob
    2 Jul 2014 | 2:09 am
    Dogs Trust Bridgend has just gone through a very worrying time. One of our little Lurcher girls Eleri, was recently rehomed, but got spooked, and ran away from the owner, and had been lost for quite a few days up on a local common.However, they have had an amazing response, from local dog lovers, and also other dog rescues etc, all helping in the search for her. We are thrilled that Eleri has now happily been returned to the Bridgend centre. We are pleased to say she is safe and well and happy to be back.The staff at the centre are so grateful to all those who responded and took part in…
  • Guest Blog: Royal Mail’s Dog Awareness Week

    Billy Bob
    30 Jun 2014 | 6:42 am
    Below is a guest blog post from Shaun Davis at The Royal Mail, highlighting the importance of their Dog Awareness Week. We too are supporting this important campaign by releasing a series of short videos - consisting of answers to some of the questions our Facebook followers had with regards to dog behaviour and the law regarding their canine companions and postmen! Ensure to keep an eye on our Facebook page over the coming week to watch the videos- they will also be added to the end of this blog.  Royal Mail’s Dog Awareness Week - Week Commencing 30th June 2014 During the…
  • Dogs Trust Snetterton: Fun Day and Dog Show

    Billy Bob
    26 Jun 2014 | 3:59 am
    A  massive thank you to everyone who helped make our Open Day & Fun Dog Show such a success. We raised a grand total of £6,264.02 for the dogs in our care! With special thanks to…the East Anglian Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club for bringing their lovely team of star Staffies and putting on a fantastic display, the Scratby donkeys for helping to raise money for their canine friends,  the 1986 Squadron Air Training Corps for working furiously in the heat to park cars and help put up gazebos, Barry Francis, our compere and music man for being great fun all day, our local…
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    The Scoop | The Scoop

  • A Fond Farewell to Daisy, Who Was the Oldest Dog in the UK

    21 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    It's sad when a beloved dog dies, but the passing of Daisy, a Jack Russell Terrier who lived in Gloucestershire England, has garnered sadness from those who knew her and from people around the world. At 23 1/2 years old, Daisy was officially considered to be the oldest dog in the United Kingdom. She died quietly of natural causes at her home. Daisy was originally adopted by Mark Barsby-Finch in 1993, when she was two years old. When she turned 22 last year, she celebrated it as her 100th -- or at least the equivalent thereof, according to experts in her breed. Share this image The Rainbow…
  • Attention Shoppers: Find a Rescue Dog to Match Your Couch at Select IKEAs

    18 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    To witness the latest brilliant idea to get shelter dogs in front of more eyeballs, you need only travel to IKEA in Tempe, Arizona. There, in the cavernous showroom, among the fully furnished kitchens and living rooms and bedroom, are shelter dogs. Not real ones, but cardboard-cutout representations of them. Share this image The idea, of course, is that when when you stop, cock your head, and look at this kitchen or that bedroom, imagining your new, modestly priced future, you will also see a new dog. That dog! He's right there. And just as you would pick up your actual Mandall dresser in the…
  • Bonehead of the Week: The Jerk Behind the "Your Dog Sucks" Facebook Page

    18 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    I love the Internet. I've practically lived online since about 1993, when I got my first account in a college computer lab. I met my partner about 13 years ago through an online dating site. As you can see, I make at least part of my living by writing stuff for the web. Me and the Internet are old friends. But really, sometimes it shows me things that I'd rather not see. Sometimes it makes the ugliest most vile parts of human nature so visible that I'd like to just pop open my skull and start scrubbing my cerebellum with steel wool. Case in point: the Facebook page Your Dog Sucks, which is…
  • Dogs Suffering Inside Hot Cars: Pet Patrol Puts a Stop to It

    17 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Every year, as the temperatures rise around North America, the stories about this dog health issue come in: Dogs left in hot cars, thanks to people who can't or refuse to grasp the most rudimentary awareness of the sun's heat. Often, they these people shop; this woman shopped for 13 hours at Walmart earlier this month as her Bulldog died in her car out front. Other people do equally stupid things that equate to animal abuse; this guy enjoyed the Vans Warped Tour last week while his dog suffered heat stroke and shock in the parking lot Share this image Dog in car by Shutterstock. In some…
  • Is This Justice? Teen Gets 23 Years for Shooting a Dog While Cops Go Free for the Same Act

    16 Jul 2014 | 1:30 pm
    The story of Ivins Rosier says a great deal about how the law works in America, and how justice doesn't. During my time at Dogster, I've written about so many cases of trigger-happy cops who shoot dogs for no good reason that it has, heartbreakingly, started to seem mundane. Sometimes when looking for my daily stories, I skip over the latest police killing story, partly because I just can't take one more, but also because after writing up so many, it's hard to know what to say. In most of the cases, the cops suffer little or no consequences, which makes reporting such stories feel even more…
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    Leanne Wildermuth : Artist by Nature

  • Long time no see

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

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

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

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

    29 Dec 2010 | 5:19 am
    I squeezed in just enough time (and space) in my studio to snap a shot of the girls for their annual portrait! This is the version I used to create our annual ornaments this year, though I did them a little differently – printing them on metallic paper backed with matboard instead of my usual dough ornament. I designed this years ornament completely in Photoshop. (Talk about timesaver!) Here’s how they turned out. Nice! I love the metallic paper and how the lights reflect off of it on the tree. Thanks to Miller’s Lab for the awesome prints!! I also wanted to mention…
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  • SonnyBob Packs HisSelf

    2 Jul 2014 | 6:52 pm
    As we continue to pack and get ready to move…. The fatboy decided to pack his own self, how very helpful! Tigger scrutinize the area, being the inspector that he is. Lot’s more links at The post SonnyBob Packs HisSelf appeared first on .
  • The history of domesticated animals

    22 Jun 2014 | 10:52 am
    This is a guest post written by Jennifer Smith on behalf of Hungry Pets. The history of domesticated animals For a great many years now – far more than we can comprehend, in fact – human beings have kept some animals as pets, as domestication has taken place and the implementation into homes has proven successful. It’s not really something we’d think about now, but there was a time at which dogs and cats weren’t part of our households, nor were other forms of animals for that matter. The domestication process takes time, and of course some animals are more suited to it…
  • Wed. Hero-Rear Adm. Jeremiah Denton

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

    9 Jun 2014 | 7:23 pm
    WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO: Punish Bowe Bergdahl for being AWOL / Desertion during Operation Enduring Freedom. The post Just Sayin- Bergdahl Deserter appeared first on .
  • COTC’s Sunday Edition On Thursday!

    29 May 2014 | 4:22 pm
    With my most profound apologies for a late carnival, pleading illness that has kept me from posting. On to the Carnival Edition 532 which was due on Sunday, May 25! Welcome to The Carnival Of The Cats! Where “All your cats r belong to us.” Having a bit of a spat over who should go where, Tigger reacts as SirWoody slaps at him… By slapping right back! SonnyBob watches upside and backwards as his siblings get it on! Jumping over to, The Girls Get Their Nails Done and a Weight Check at the Vet, looks like fun was had for all! Next stop at CatSynth. The 2nd Annual Oakland…
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  • Canine Longevity Consortium

    Yvonne DiVita
    11 Jul 2014 | 4:06 am
    Our boy Chester may be gone, and much too soon, but he is forever in our hearts. We think of him every day. by Yvonne DiVita Folks are studying canine longevity. That simply means, canine life expectancy. Seems there's big interest in 'aging's complexities", as it applies to our canine friends. And, how aging affects disease.  We, of sound mind and body, who love our dogs as we love our lives, already know this. Don't we? We know there is a strong connection between us and our floppy eared friends. That connection is mostly one of devoted love, both ways, but we also recognize the science…
  • Wordy Wednesday: A Day In the Life of Olive

    Yvonne DiVita
    9 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    The Olive is not happy when you point a camera at her. She goes to great lengths to avoid said instrument of torture... I mean, it must be torture by the way she acts! Still, I perservere and I win... Mom, I don't like the camera! Go away Mom! I'm ignoring you, Mom. Go away! Yes, I like it better with the pillow. NOW will you go away?
  • Keep Your Pet Out of the Kitchen!

    Yvonne DiVita
    7 Jul 2014 | 7:25 am
    by Yvonne DiVita I read this horror story over the weekend and it still has me reeling. How many of you know that your dog could die of suffocation...from a potato chip bag? I'm so horrified I can hardly type but here's what I learned over at Preventive Vet... (it's shocking, but it's necessary to shock you...) "Pet suffocation in snack, cereal and other bags happens often - and it happens quickly, too.  Many people have returned home, or walked into another room, to find a bag covering their beloved dog's head.  Sadly, many of these dogs are already dead by the time they are found. See…
  • Wordy Wednesday: Who said so?

    Yvonne DiVita
    2 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Mom, Molly won't get out of my way. It's my chair and I told Olive it was. I didn't chase the cat. Emily did. It's all Emily's fault. I've been sleeping here, in Olive's bed all day. I didn't do anything.
  • The Journey from Big to Little #HillsPet

    Yvonne DiVita
    30 Jun 2014 | 12:52 pm
    by Yvonne DiVita, with help from Emily, Olive and Molly...because without them, this blog would not exist. I am fortunate to be able to work with folks in the pet industry who understand more than the love and passion we pet people have for our treasured animals, they understand the importance of good health and good nutrition. I say that because back in the day, mid-20th century, no one thought about pet nutrition and 'health' was just ... hey, my dog is okay today. We did the vaccination thing, walk the dog thing, give the kitty a pat now and then, and not much more. Understand that we…
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    The Poodle (and Dog) Blog

  • Mr. Schnitzel is the Fastest Wiener in the West

    21 Jul 2014 | 6:20 am
    It isn't exactly the Triple Crown but 11,000 people cheered on their favorite wiener at the 19th annual Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals at Los Alamitos Race Course in California. Mr. Schnitzel, number 8, owned and trained by Luis and Lois Hernandez, became a two-time winner after having taken the title back in 2012. Lois Hernandez was a little surprised at the victory. While they vacationed, Mr. Schnitzel's human grandmother doggie sat for him and was quite...
  • Police dog put to death by authorities because he looked like a Pit Bull

    20 Jul 2014 | 7:39 am
    Pit Bulls have been banned in Great Britain since 1991 under the Dangerous Dogs Act. Although there are no DNA tests to determine if a dog is a Pit Bull, they are judged on appearance, such as body length, head size and markings. The purpose of the law was to protect the public from dogs bred as fighting dogs. Tyson was one of 12 dogs rehomed to police departments from the Taunton area animal center....
  • This is the coolest jersey in all of sports

    18 Jul 2014 | 8:31 am
    The El Paso Chihuahuas, the Class AAA affiliate for the Padres Of course I could be prejudice.
  • Dog art made from some really weird stuff

    17 Jul 2014 | 5:56 am
    All artists are creative, but the artists who bypass the canvas, clay, or stone for less traditional media are especially fascinating. The ones who recycle junk are doubly fascinating. Texas artist Ali Golzad created this detailed portrait of a dog using ordinary recycled corrugated cardboard. The piece called “Lucy” was commissioned for an anniversary present and is part of his Recycled Art series. Golzad explained: My urge to create while still caring for our planet...
  • Karma can be a total bitch

    15 Jul 2014 | 9:06 am
    A deputy sheriff in Riverside County, CA entered a fenced-in yard to deliver an eviction notice. When confronted with a Pit Bull, he drew his gun and fired one round. He missed the dog and shot himself in the leg. Local camera crews arrived just as the deputy was being loaded into an ambulance. The dog, Precious, is shown interacting with small children at the same time a spokesman for the sheriff is saying that...
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    The Healing Art of Pet Parenthood: THE BLOG


    1 Jul 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Throughout her 4-month "clear/cleanse/build" protocol, which enabled her body to heal itself from cancer, I gave Buttons many different Bach Flower Remedies. They work by clearing trauma from the energetic/emotional body. They produced clear, dramatic improvements in her behavior and well-being. When we lived in more urban areas, I always gave her the Bach Flower Remedy, Rescue Remedy to avoid fireworks fear/trauma. Beginning a few days before the 4th, I'd put about 15 drops daily added to her water bowl. Starting the morning of the 4th, I'd put a water-diluted dropperfull directly into…

    6 Jun 2014 | 6:21 pm
    It is always thrilling for me to work with really open-minded, devoted pet parents. I received this Facebook post from Christine Mooney. We did a phone consultation 2 weeks ago after she found out about me "by chance" while searching for help online. I am sharing this here with her (and "Mica's") permission."For all the devoted pet parents I know, I wanted to share something today.As some may know, Tom and I find ourselves facing cancer in our third dog now in our 14 years of dog parenting together. After drastically changing so many things, mainly how we feed them-- and ourselves--- with all…

    13 May 2014 | 6:45 pm
    Dear Pet Parents-Please take a moment to read the linked article below regarding the dying honeybee population, BECAUSE THE CHEMICAL RESPONSIBLE IS THE SAME ACTIVE INGREDIENT  THAT'S IN MONTHLY FLEA REPELLENT!Every pet parent who's gotten a holistic consultation from me in the last 6 years was warned about this ingredient at the time of their consultation and given simple, affordable, effective alternatives like nematodes, natural cedar chips and lemon decoction in order to keep their pet toxin-free and safe.I urge you to share this information with all your pet parent family and…

    21 Dec 2013 | 8:18 pm
    A HOLISTIC PET CONSULTATION CAN: Create many more healthy years w/your petsSave you $$ on vet billsStack the odds against your pet ever developing diseases like cancer, urine crystals, skin conditions, allergies, etc.all in one fun, easy, informative, life-enhancing holistic pet-care consultation! No pet CATCHES cancer. It DEVELOPS in a body that is toxic and out of balance. It is a symptom. Addressing the CAUSE enables the body to HEAL ITSELF. And remember- it's so much easier, less expensive and less scary to prevent a diagnosis than to "fight" one.Bodies are created to…

    30 Oct 2013 | 10:38 am
    If you missed last night's show, you can listen here. My part begins at 9:20Check Out Pets Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Talk2theAnimals on BlogTalkRadio
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    Raise a Green Dog!

  • Natural teething solutions for your green puppy!

    Johann The Dog
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:08 am
    Awww....puppy teeth. They are cute, but they are sharp. And just like little two leggers, puppies go through teething too! Dogs have two sets of teeth. The first set are  28 baby teeth, which will eventually be replaced by 42 permanent adult teeth. Baby, or puppy teeth, begin to come in at about 2-3 weeks old. Adult teeth begin replacing the baby teeth at about 12 weeks old and then... Click on the title to read more!
  • Welcome Rach to the Raise A Green Dog Pack!

    Johann The Dog
    15 Jul 2014 | 9:05 am
    We have a very exciting announcement to make today! This week we welcome Rach to the Raise A Green Dog pack, and one of our new hosts for Raise A Green Dog. Rach (named after Sergei Rachmaninoff) is a 11 week old, sheltie/cattle dog mix, adopted from the Eastern Herding Dog Rescue in Richmond VA, and new brother to four-legged RAGD hosts Johann (YoYo) and Gracie. In the coming days,... Click on the title to read more!
  • How to clean your carpet the healthy way for your dog!

    Johann The Dog
    10 Jun 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Last week we shared information about how dangerous the toxic chemicals are that some professional carpet cleaning companies use and how they may affect your dog. If you haven't read that post yet, we highly recommend it! Today we are going to discuss healthy ways you can clean your carpets to keep those nasty toxic chemicals out of your home and away from your dog so they can live a happier,... Click on the title to read more!
  • Welcome Wondercide as our newest Raise A Green Dog Partner!

    Johann The Dog
    5 Jun 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Oh the ticks are really bad up here on our mountain this year! So we were ever so happy that the nice folks at Wondercide decided they wanted to join us and be our latest Raise A Green Dog partner! Wondercide is a great company that provides chemical free, natural solutions for pets, people & property. Stephanie Boone founded Wondercide in 2008 when her dog, Luna (an Akita- Husky mix),... Click on the title to read more!
  • Is professional carpet cleaning toxic to your dog?

    Johann The Dog
    3 Jun 2014 | 7:43 am
    Ahhhh, carpet. It's soft, it's cushiony, it's very comfortable. I don't know about you, but I love lying around on the carpet. Especially on a cold winter day, when the sun is streaming in. Back when we lived in Indiana in our house in the suburbs, our neighbors had a yellow lab. Got the little one as a puppy. A few months after he moved in, we started seeing a very well known name brand... Click on the title to read more!
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    Lifestyle | Lifestyle

  • Do Dogs Sweat?

    22 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Even though I am a lifelong and completely committed dog lover, the more I research, read, and write about dogs, the more wonderful creatures they become in my eyes. No matter how obscure or inane the topic, each is an opportunity to learn more about the secret world of dogs. Whether we are basking in or hiding from the sun in the heat of the summer, it is natural to find sweat beading upon our skin. It is also natural also to ask, with a dog by our side, "Do dogs sweat?" Share this image This dog has all the accoutrements to deal with extreme heat -- the fan is going, the water dish is full,…
  • Ask a Vet: Is There an Ideal Diet for Dogs?

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    When I learned that Nina Teicholz had written a book entitled The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat & Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet, I knew I had to read it immediately. I'm only partway through it, but it has already changed the way I look at the world of nutrition science. A central idea in the book is that the nutrition science and medical communities accepted, without sufficient evidence, the premise that dietary cholesterol and saturated fat are the cause of heart disease in people. This occurred largely due to one particularly charismatic (some might consider him to be more of a…
  • Get to Know the Bull Terrier: A Breed with a Cavalier Attitude

    21 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    He's the one dog you can call an egghead and get away with it! Not only is he proud of his distinctive profile, but he's such a good-natured bloke he'd let it slide anyway. When it comes to bully breeds, the Bull Terrier is, well, no bully. Share this image Dogster member Missy gets a hug. Of course, don't confuse him with some of his similar-looking relatives. Compared to the American Staffordshire Terrier, American Pit Bull Terrier or Staffordshire Bull Terrier, the Bull Terrier has very different head: long and egg-shaped, with erect ears. Share this image Dogster member Holly gives a big…
  • Corazon the Wobbly Pittie Girl Wears Her Heart on Her Fur

    21 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Cora the Wobbly Pittie Girl began life in the most dire of circumstances. Owned by a backyard breeder who sold boy puppies to fight and girl puppies for bait, the Pit Bull had a bleak future. Fortunately, caring humans found out about the awful man, rescued 10-week-old Cora, and turned him into animal control. Share this image Cora after her rescue and a bath to remove the many fleas and ticks that had made her severely anemic. All photos and video courtesy of Cora's Facebook page. Cora -- short for Corazon, which means heart in Spanish and represents the black shape on her side --…
  • How to Stop a Puppy from Biting

    18 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    You're probably familiar with the consequences of puppy biting. You get home from work and find your couch pillows in disarray, bits of cotton strewn everywhere. Toilet paper rolls lay in tatters all over the hallway. You're crossing a busy road on the way home from the park, and that's when your puppy nips at your heels or leaps into the air and bites your elbow. Let's face it, raising a puppy often requires having to deal with the behavioral problem of puppy biting. Share this image Puppy teeth serve many functions beyond mastication. Puppy biting, then, is a normal obstacle in raising a…
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    Wayne Pacelle: A Humane Nation

  • Houston, We Have a Problem – With Bird Poisoning

    Wayne Pacelle
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:05 am
    Images of distressed birds writhing, seizing and flopping their wings, broadcast last week on Houston television, were tough for the public to see. Photographers for KHOU-TV recorded this horror show at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) after a contractor hired by airport authorities, in cooperation with United Airlines, intentionally poisoned grackles, pigeons and other birds, with corn kernels mixed with the deadly toxicant Avitrol®. Startled airport employees saw birds dropping out of the sky shortly after dawn on Saturday and the deaths continued through the weekend.
  • Every Field of Humane Work – Everywhere

    Wayne Pacelle
    18 Jul 2014 | 2:10 pm
    *An earlier version of this post incorrectly said that nearly 50 counties and cities have laws against puppy mills. This version has been corrected. Nearly 50 counties and cities have outlawed the sale of puppies in pet stores. Given that it’s our 60th year, and we’re now six months into 2014, I thought it might be a good time for a progress report on the major accomplishments of the year – as signs of the forward movement for animals and also as indicators of what your investments in The HSUS yield in very tangible terms. PHASING OUT SOW GESTATION CRATES After years of negotiations…
  • Testing Our Humanity and Ingenuity on Animal Testing

    Wayne Pacelle
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:11 am
    Every year, 20 million animals – a number so big it's hard to wrap your mind around it – are used worldwide in chemical studies, causing immense suffering and pain. But this week the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) issued new, updated guidance for its 34 member countries – where most of these studies are performed – which could open up a different pathway forward, one that would spare millions of creatures a miserable fate. New OECD guidance on chemical testing could spare millions of animals from a miserable fate. Photo: iStockphoto One document released…
  • Bear Baiters Spread Doughnuts, False Claims, and Fear in Maine

    Wayne Pacelle
    16 Jul 2014 | 2:32 pm
    In today’s Bangor Daily News, Maine hunter Joel Gibbs upends the simplistic framing coming from a vocal segment of bear trophy hunters in the Pine Tree State about Question 1 on the November ballot. Maine is the only state that allows baiting, hounding and trapping of bears. Photo: Frank Loftus/The HSUS With Maine’s bear baiting season about to start later this month, the Sportsmen’s Alliance of Maine is attempting, with fear tactics, to rally hunters, warning them that Question 1 bodes the end of bear management in the state.  In fact, Question 1 would only put a stop to certain…
  • Frankendeer, Captive Hunts, and Captive Politicians

    Wayne Pacelle
    15 Jul 2014 | 11:06 am
    We know that Washington lobbyist and PR operative Rick Berman has shilled for seal clubbers, puppy millers, elephant abusers in the traveling circus industry, and all sorts of factory farming interests. His career portfolio also includes folks who peddle tobacco to teens, enable drunk drivers, promote risky tanning beds, and inject corn syrup, trans fats and mercury-laden fish into American diets. Now he’s added another animal abusing group to that list – captive hunters. The United States may have upwards of 25 million free-roaming, wild deer. We don't need to breed more in…
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    The Days of Johann, an agility dog!

  • ADCH YoYo, It's official...and you can just call me the Snooker Cooker!

    Johann The Dog
    2 Jul 2014 | 4:58 pm
    Look what I got in the mail! Yep, it's official, I got my ADCH; and my Snooker Master and Snooker Champion titles a couple of weeks ago. And just yesterday I received my Snooker Bronze title! How cool!!! Mum is so proud of me... Click on the post title to continue reading. And visit my blog to read more! Woofs!
  • Hiking Minnehaha Falls!

    Johann The Dog
    26 Jun 2014 | 3:53 pm
    After our hike to Tallulah Gorge, we all (Gracie, Me, Rocco and his Mum (from To Dog With Love)) got back in the car and headed into the deep of the Chattahoochee National Forest to a place we had read about called Minnehaha Falls. See the inscription on the railing, I think they spelled it wrong don't you? Ooopsie! The drive there was a little confusing as our GPS went out once we reached a... Click on the post title to continue reading. And visit my blog to read more! Woofs!
  • Today I am 10 years old!!!

    Johann The Dog
    25 Jun 2014 | 8:12 am
    Today is a milestone day for me, I am 10 years old and it's my birthday! Some say that I'm 56 in human years, some say 53. But I don't feel a day over 25, that's fur sure. Last year I posted about all the things I have accomplished over the years, from herding sheep, to getting my MACH, to living in several states, to being featured in a coffee table book, to tracking and finding my kittie bro,... Click on the post title to continue reading. And visit my blog to read more! Woofs!
  • My second agility trial in PIII USDAA!

    Johann The Dog
    20 Jun 2014 | 6:31 am
    Just a few weeks after my first agility trial at PIII, it was time for my second one. This one was held near Canton, just about an hour from us. Friday was Masters only, Saturday Masters and then Advanced/Starters and Sunday Advanced/Starters only. Friday was a very short day and Mum entered me in Jumpers and Snooker. Saturday we were entered in Gamblers, Snooker and Standard. Gracie was... Click on the post title to continue reading. And visit my blog to read more! Woofs!
  • Gracie found a Wolf Spider: Dangerous but not lethal!

    Johann The Dog
    17 Jun 2014 | 4:20 pm
    Not too long ago, just a few days before Gracie had that run in with the Copperhead Snake, Mum saw Gracie pawing at something on the ground. She didn't think too much of it because Gracie finds these huge beetles sometimes and behaves exactly the same way. But being were we live with lots of 'dangerous' stuff, Mum thought she better go and check it out. When Mum got up close, she saw that... Click on the post title to continue reading. And visit my blog to read more! Woofs!
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    Earth Friendly Pet Supplies -

  • Catnip Shaker

    20 Jul 2014 | 1:59 am
    Put some bounce in your cat’s step with a Catnip Shaker. This fun toy is filled with 100% certified organic catnip, sure to entice even the most aloof cat to play. The Catnip Shaker is clear and holds 3/4 ounce of catnip leaves, the most enjoyable part of the plant for your cat. No stems or pieces of the plant are in this dried mixture. Simply open the lid, remove a pinch (or two) of catnip and leave on the floor for your cat. Watch them roll around and play like they were a kitten again. Order your Catnip Shaker from West Paw Design for $5.50.
  • Organic Cat Bed

    17 Jul 2014 | 1:31 am
    Organic Bumper Bed for Cats at From $63.98 If your cat doesn’t already have enough cool places to snooze consider the organic Bumper style cate bed. This cat bed is made with organic cotton and with stuffing made from 100% recycled plastic bottles. Made in Montana USA.
  • Natural Enzyme Stain and Odor Remover

    14 Jul 2014 | 1:30 am
    Getting rid of stains and odors from pet accidents can be challenging. There are some great natural and environmentally friendly remedies out there but tough stains need more than vinegar or baking soda. This natural enzyme odor eliminator really does get rid of the problem, as the enzymes digest the proteins that create the odor as well as remove the stains. It can be used for pet stains as well as any other biological stains on carpets, soft furnishings, floors and even mattresses. Most of the user reviews found that this product worked well, as long as it was given enough time to work and…
  • Wild Salmon Treats

    11 Jul 2014 | 1:28 am
    Alaska Wild Salmon Treats Made from Wild Salmon from Alaska, barley and a little garlic. $7.99 (includes tax and shiping!) at Blue Planet  
  • Eco-Friendly Pet Gate

    8 Jul 2014 | 1:05 am
    Made from recycled composite resin, this folding pet gate looks good as well as doing the job. It is easy to put up, as it is freestanding, is held in place by its own weight and will fit a variety of openings. It is weatherproof so can be used outside as well as inside. I don’t know how well it would hold up to a determined escapologist, but if all you need is a barrier to keep your dog in or out of a room then this would do the job. It comes in dark red, earth brown or evergreen and is available in two heights. Gate costs from $199 from Fetch Dog
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  • Modern Cupcake Dog Bed

    21 Jul 2014 | 1:33 pm
    One of the fastest expanding sectors in the pet space is home furnishings. It varies from the modern & serious, traditional Americana, Euro-sleek to cheeky fun. The PupStyle office has a tradition of “cupcake friday’s”  where we end the day pigging out on cupcakes.  We thought it was time to show you how your dog [...]

    18 Jul 2014 | 7:14 am
    Happy Friday PupStylers! If you have this look on your face, it’s time for the weekend.
  • Bored Kids This Summer? Play Doggie Dress-Up With PupStyle Sticker Book

    16 Jul 2014 | 7:39 am
    If your kids are board this summer and dying to style a dog fashion show yet it’s just burning hot outside?  Buy them the PupStyle Sticker book by Dara Foster. This is the 4th book in the popular Scholastic PupStyle book series. $6.29 at .
  • Kid’s Summer DIY Project-Duct Tape Dog Collar Bow Tie

    16 Jul 2014 | 6:16 am
    PupStyle team member and children’s editor, Parker Foster Spooner has created this fun summer DIY pet fashion bow tie project for you to try out. Step one: Select any duct tape you like but prints are really trendy especially all things with mustaches. Step two: Cut a piece of length suitable for the size of your dog. [...]
  • Announces new CEO-Mr. Oliver

    15 Jul 2014 | 1:37 pm
    We are proud to introduce Mr. Oliver as the new CEO of! Oliver was adopted by us from North Shore Animal League and his former employment experience includes, entertaining the ladies in a puppy mill as a stud muffin.  Mr. Oliver has since retired, vowing never to return to the puppy mill.  Naturally, he [...]
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    The Food Bowl

  • Taking Advantage Of Laser Hair Removal Treatments

    4 Jul 2014 | 4:07 pm
    Cosmetic surgery can treat nearly any problem you have with your body. Whether it truly is important or modest, there is a remedy to your woes. Even something as small as a skin dent in your hips can be mended with a plastic surgery process. There are various aesthetic procedures that you can rely on. But, before deciding on one, learn about all the processes. It is possible to carry around some additional weigh, you are able to be skinny, male, or female – no matter your height or weight, you can’t avoid the possibility that cellulite will form on your body. How you decide to…
  • Dress Hem Flower Girls Dress Girls Dress Clothes

    23 Jun 2014 | 4:31 am
    Taylor Swift played the goddess in a strappy chiffon pleated gown with metallic embroidered straps by J. Mendel with cutouts over the waistline in the 2013 Grammy Awards. Carrie Underwood won a Grammy for Best Country Solo Performance for Blown Away after beating out Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Ronnie Dunn, Blake Shelton, and Hunter in the 2013 Grammy Awards. Rihanna was dressed in a stunning Azzedine Alaia gown that she joined with Neil Lane jewelry. The Love The Way You Lie hitmaker finished off her appearance with Manolo Blahnik heels for the occasion. If you are a…
  • Canadian Company Lending /Business Loans In The 2010 Economic Environment

    6 Jun 2014 | 10:45 am
    Have you been thinking about selling your house? Have you discovered about discount real-estate brokers and are you considering going with one of them rather than the traditional real estate broker to cut costs? In case you answered yes, then you should think about a few things before you employ anyone that will help you sell your house. What sorts of services do discount brokers offer a seller depends upon exactly what the seller hires the broker to do. You may hire them to manage all of the dwelling’s reviews mercury 5 for you or to host an open house for you. Then you are left with…
  • Learn How To Get Quality Reduction Carpeting

    14 May 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Hints #1: The vacuum cleaner employed with the objective of cleaning the carpeting should have good suction ability. Avoid using beater bar and brush of the vacuum with this carpet because they may cause damage to the loops of the carpet. You will find this conditioner at ACE hardware stores or purchase it online. Do not use a lot of conditioner since a little bit goes a long way. It is possible to inquire the salespeople about any merchandise, since it’s advisable to get a referral from a person that’s used the merchandise. If something spills on your leather, you must wipe it up…
  • Removing Back Hair To Look Better

    13 May 2014 | 3:04 pm
    In case your will is to be the most effective hair salon in your neighborhood then you certainly won’t really have a lot of competition. The very best salon will provide their clients with great customer service in addition to presenting the customer’s desire for this session. As internet is a part of our lifestyle so, Online research is very simple and will enable you to find the right hairsalon in Sydney. The Salons use professional hairdressers who are ready to offer the greatest care to your hair. Most of the hair dressers receive special training to choose the best products…
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    Cat Advice | Paws and Effect

  • My Cat’s Fleas Are Gone, But She’s Still Itchy. Help!

    The Paws and Effect Gang
    20 Jul 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My cat has some fleas but is getting better. The ones that are left are biting her on the lower back. Now she bites out a little fur and the skin under fur is wet and pink and continues to itch it. I don’t know what to do or how to treat it. Any recommendations would be appreciated! Thanks! Fleas can cause an allergic reaction that continues long after the pests are gone. Photo CC-BY-ND Janet 59 ~ Cassie Siouxsie: Fleas are nasty little things, Cassie, and a lot of cats have reactions like your kitty is going through. I’m getting itchy…
  • My Kitten Is Scratching Me to Bits! Help!

    The Paws and Effect Gang
    13 Jul 2014 | 4:11 pm
    Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: Help! We have a 6-month-old rescue kitten, Theo. He’s pawsome … except for the claws. I’ve trimmed them. But he insists on clawing my legs when I’m sitting here at my desk. My legs are covered with puncture marks from him trying to play with me. I play with him several times a day with a feather wand and other types of play. We have another cat, my grandkittygirl, Beatrix, we’re slowly introducing him to. I hope they can play together soon! I know I’ve scared him a couple of times because he’d sink a claw…
  • I Think My Cat Is Going Blind. What Should I Do?

    The Paws and Effect Gang
    6 Jul 2014 | 4:14 pm
    Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: A while ago it was brought to my attention that my cat Lily, a dilute calico, may be having difficulty seeing. After a while I decided to up the amount of taurine in her diet and that seemed to improve her mood at least — she’s always been a little on the grumpy side. It led me to think she had some sort of taurine deficiency; however, she still seems very cautious about where she goes or she stays in one place when she tries to play. If I dangle a toy above her, it’s like she can’t always figure out where it is so when she…
  • Can Cats Tell How You’re Feeling?

    The Paws and Effect Gang
    29 Jun 2014 | 4:54 pm
    Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: One day I came home from school and I was really sad, so I went to my room, sat on my bed, and did a reflection on what had happened that day. A tear rolled down my face, and as I wiped away the tear I looked up to see my cat, Izzy, on my bed. As soon as I she saw me crying, she rushed over and started rubbing her head all over me, hitting me with her nose and purring like crazy, and she usually just leaves me alone. Could she have actually known I was sad? Here I am giving some love and comfort to Mama. ~ Thomas ~ April Siouxsie: Yes, April, we…
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  • Hawk Spirit

    Rahima Warren
    15 Jul 2014 | 11:48 am
    Context and Vision Reading about the “Council of All Beings” in Widening Circles by Joanna Macy brings up tears and grief – pain that I have been avoiding for two years, since writing my last dialog with you, Hawk Brother.  Pain and grief about the devastation of the Earth by us humans, which seems so unstoppable. You said: “Much must play itself out.  Nothing can easily reverse the many choices that have been made…” John Seed, who helped create the Council of All Beings and is a strong environmental activist says: “Even if activists won every battle they waged, it would…
  • Why Do Dogs Respect Their Bodies More Than Humans Do?

    Margot Ahlquist
    9 Jul 2014 | 3:26 pm
    My dog Bella knows how to listen to her body. Something I have yet to master. It’s 1AM on a Saturday morning and it starts. My body’s fight for care faces off against my mind’s determination to be as close to perfect as possible. Mind Hinders Body This battle was brought about thanks to a horrendous norovirus that wreaked havoc with my insides. As I cling to the cream colored tile on the bathroom floor, I panic because tomorrow morning at 10AM I am due to be on a flight to San Francisco for work. I ruminate on how I must get on that plane. If I don’t get on that plane and do my job, I…
  • The Price of Freedom Isn’t Free

    Lisa Allison
    2 Jul 2014 | 7:42 am
    I’d like to believe that every pet owner is responsible and maybe, like me, a little crazy.  That we’re willing to commit for a lifetime of love – starting with potty training, walks in weather both wet and sunny, healthy food, yummy snacks, fresh litter, toys ( only to find the box or bag was equally as exciting ), unexpected medical expenses, and so on.  Unfortunately, crowded animal shelters and rescues prove that this is not always the case. More disturbing is the weekly if not daily posting of “Free to a Good Home” advertisements that fill both print and digital…
  • Love On Four Legs

    Tracie Nichols
    30 Jun 2014 | 7:15 am
    (for Elrond… 2006 – June 25,2014)   You were wise from the beginning you know.   Winning hearts happy laughs spirits of my children before head-butting me   (You were just a child, too.)   Claiming (as you were meant to) a permanent place in our Place   Slipping into our family ecosystem as if you were born for it.   You couldn’t have fit more clearly.   And, yet… you expanded us. Every heart in our small family pulsed bigger, wider, deeper for love of you.   And you… you wore your “cat-ness”   But I know, I know you were a master…
  • Building Your Intuition: A Regular Practice

    Rob Ragozzine
    25 Jun 2014 | 10:31 am
    We’re all born with a deep and vital connection to our intuition, our inner knowing and the mystery of the world around us. As children we don’t see the world as flat. It’s filled with vibrant color and wonderful nooks and crannies. Many of us remember having imaginary friends and a profound connection to our intuition. But, over time many of us let go of those things not connected to ordinary reality. As we mature many of us forget about the beauty of life or willingly push it aside for various reasons. The good news is that you can sharpen and develop your connection to…
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    Have dog blog will travel

  • Mt Shasta pet friendly

    18 Jul 2014 | 10:35 am
      The best times to visit: spring and fall when temps are moderate. in summer, temps get into the high 90′s and 100′s, pooches paws can get burned on the pavements so beware and prepare if you plan to stay in town during the summer… there are lots of lakes and hiking trail activities to cool off, camping and of course Mt. Shasta. Lakes Castle:From the Visitors Bureau, go west on Lake St. and cross over I-5. You will come to a stop sign at the intersection of Old Stage Rd. which is in front of the Fish Hatchery & Sisson Museum. Turn left onto Old Stage Rd,. In ¼ mile…
  • Ten Tips: When Your Pet is Lost

    17 Jul 2014 | 1:26 pm
    First thing to do is to PREVENT your dog from getting lost by ensuring that your gate at home is closed or locked and your dog cannot get out of it. When you are traveling, keep your dog on leash with you at all times.  Prepare ahead of time for the worst case scenario. If your dog has a microchip, make sure that it is registered with the company with your current contact info. Cici’s is with HomeAgain and they also have a service that if she is lost, I can call them and they will send alerts out to all of the locals including neighbors, vets, and SPCA. Plus, if she is found 500 miles…
  • Summer Fun in Doggie Heaven

    8 Jul 2014 | 9:43 am
    Enjoying Carmel with your best friend Canine travelers and their best friends love Carmel for a good reason. It is the epitome of a dog friendly place. Rated #1 dog friendly town in USA. Below are some of the most dog friendly places, events and activities you can enjoy during your stay. And what better time to visit Carmel then during the summer when the living is easy. Temperatures in Carmel year round are in the 50-70′s so if you wanna get away from the heat, Carmel is the place to take your pooch to paradise. Fun facts about Carmel…
  • Pet-friendly red white and blue

    3 Jul 2014 | 11:47 am in northern california: Fireworks of any kind are prohibited in Monterey and Carmel but are allowed in Seaside… so if you bring your pooch with you to these locations, be prepared with ID tags and calming collars or Rescue Remedy. Hold onto the dog’s leash at all times and also bring poop waste bags to clean up after your dog. City of Monterey’s annual 4th of July Celebration. The Admission is Free Big Little Backyard Bar-B-Que and Entertainment Extravaganza will be held on the historic grounds of Colton Hall on Pacific…
  • Doggies wanted 4 Free Treats

    1 Jul 2014 | 1:54 pm
    UPDATE: We have a winner… Cici picked Susan Christy and her dogs Foxy and Lucy. Thank you ALL for participating in the contest. YUMMY! Your dog is invited to try free samples of Milo’s Kitchen® treats so you can figure out which varieties will have your four-legged friend begging for more. AND one lucky winner will receive a gift pack. The gift pack will include three varieties of Milo’s Kitchen dog treats, and a $25 VISA gift card . All you have to do is write a comment (below) telling us how much your pooch LOVES treats and what is their favorite taste sensation (peanut butter,…
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    What's New Dog Blog

  • Jul 17, Is Your Dog A 'Power Chewer'?

    17 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Can your dog destroy an average toy in minutes? Does he have jaws like.... well.... the shark in the 'Jaws' movie? I feel your pain... we have a house full of them! Which is why I'm a bona-fide expert in finding tough dog toys that can stand up to the abuse, your power-chewer can dish out. I've put together a collection of the very toughest toys on the market, so why not check them out today?
  • Jul 15, Best Song About Pitbulls Ever!

    15 Jul 2014 | 8:01 am
    Pitbulls are wonderful dogs, but for years now they've been the victims of all sorts of human cruelty & greed, media hype and misinformation and just plain stupidity! This song shows a little of the true Pitbull personality and beauty. I'm dedicating it to my sons Pittie, Bosco, he's a total sweetheart, we all love him to pieces
  • Jul 9, Choosing The Right Flea Medicine For Dogs

    9 Jul 2014 | 11:09 am
    Flea medicine for dogs comes in a lot of different types/brands.Not all of them will be right for your pet. Save time & money.Find the one you need here.
  • Jul 9, Save $$$'s On Parasite Prevention

    9 Jul 2014 | 10:41 am
    Flea,tick and mosquito season is in full swing, and we all know how miserable those critters can make our pets feel. Using a reliable and effective parasite preventative is essential if you want to protect Fido from discomfort, not to mention potential disease..... but these medications don't come cheap! If you need to stock up on flea, tick or heartworm treatments, check out this offer. It can save you some precious $$$'s..... Take 20% off all Flea & Tick, Heartworm and Prescriptions at! Use promo code: EXTRA20
  • Jul 8, My Very Good Boy , Dozer

    8 Jul 2014 | 10:41 am
    My boy had to be put down on June 27 2014, it was a Friday I will never forget. He was my first dog so I thought purchasing from a breeder was the way
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  • A dog with perfect pitch

    BL Ochman
    15 Jul 2014 | 8:36 pm
    This White Shepherd, Wagner, is singing to Daft Punks’ “Get Lucky.” And he’s got perfet pitch.
  • Adorable “Hello Kitten” by ZeFrank at BuzzFeed approaches 13 million views

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

    BL Ochman
    23 Jun 2014 | 8:08 pm
    Work is one of the top causes of stress. June 23 was Take Your Dog to Work Day and Dogswell – maker of premium pet treats and food – decided to celebrate with a wonderful surprise. Shouldn’t every day be take your dog to work day?
  • Holistic Vet Dr Jill Elliot tells how to treat heat stroke in dogs and cats

    Dr. Jill Elliot
    23 Jun 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Summertime is in full bloom. Everyone is getting out more and engaging in more outdoor activities. However, since summer presents season-specific problems for dogs, I want to share some ways to keep our dog companions safe and healthy. First, the heat can be difficult for dogs. Dogs most in danger are the short-nosed dogs (bulldogs, pugs, Japanese chins; etc.). But every dog can be affected by heat, regardless of their breed. NEVER leave a dog (or cat) alone in a car, — even for a few minutes — in the summer time. Temperatures inside a car (even with the windows open and even in…
  • How to train your dragon (pug puppy version)

    BL Ochman
    12 Jun 2014 | 4:25 pm
    Cuteness alert! How to Train Your Dragon (pug puppy version) is produced for The Pet Collective by FremantleMedia, the global company behind such hits as American Idol and America’s Got Talent. Pet Collective’s popular live streams can be found on YouTube and at The Pet Collective website. Pet lovers can also follow them on multiple social media sites.
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    18 Jul 2014 | 11:56 pm
    Minecraft: BETTER MINECRAFT (MORE ITEMS, FOOD, ENCHANTMENTS, & MORE!) Mod Showcase The Craft++ Mod adds in items that improve Vanilla Minecraft! Enjoy the video? Help me out and share it with your friends! Like my Facebook! From: PopularMMOs Views: 974333 9695 ratings Time: 12:22 More in Gaming
  • Dan the Dinosaur vs. Phil the Lion - THE EXTINCTION RACE

    11 Jul 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Dan the Dinosaur vs. Phil the Lion - THE EXTINCTION RACE Two animals, two bungee cords, and one bowl of cereal. ONLY ONE WILL SURVIVE Check out more challenges over here: thank you Krave for making all... From: danisnotonfire Views: 963840 86481 ratings Time: 08:01 More in Entertainment

    1 Apr 2014 | 11:27 am
    VELOCIRAPTORS In which John allows his four-year-old son to choose a topic for today's video. And the topic is velociraptors, which turn out to be a surprisingly interesti... From: vlogbrothers Views: 509764 23053 ratings Time: 03:25 More in People & Blogs
  • Jeff Musial Feeds Buffalo Wings to a Lizard

    The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
    22 Mar 2014 | 4:00 am
    Jeff Musial Feeds Buffalo Wings to a Lizard Animal expert Jeff Musial brings Jimmy a baby sloth and a giant lizard who enjoys Buffalo wings. Subscribe NOW to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: htt... From: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Views: 433919 4326 ratings Time: 03:58 More in Comedy
  • Better Names For Body Parts

    13 Feb 2014 | 2:44 am
    Better Names For Body Parts Website/tickets for Expload in Melbourne, Australia March 8th 2014: Expload Twitter Better Names For Food... From: JennaMarbles Views: 2970552 76957 ratings Time: 03:28 More in Comedy
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    No Dog About It Blog

  • What are your dog’s behavioral communication cues?

    21 Jul 2014 | 8:27 pm
    On Saturday, Cupcake, Daisy (our flat-coated Sheltie a.k.a. Lab), and Jasper attended a Sheltie play date with some other Shelties, including many from Minnesota Sheltie Rescue. It was a great chance to see all of them in motion, playing and chasing one another and obsessing over tennis balls needing to be tossed. During the playdate, […]
  • Favorite Video Friday – Tennis Balls: A doggie obsession

    18 Jul 2014 | 4:34 am
    It appears that Jasper is not alone in his ball obsession. Do I dare get him this? I’m going to let you vote. What do you think? Yay or nay? Happy Friday everyone!Filed under: Favorite Video Friday, Jasper, Pet Videos Tagged: dogs and balls, Labrador Retriever, Puggle, tennis balls
  • Wordless Wednesday #196 – The amazing Jasper

    16 Jul 2014 | 4:38 am
    Filed under: Jasper, Photos, Shelties, Wordless Wednesday Tagged: dogs, photography, Shelties, Shetland Sheepdog, Wordless Wednesday
  • Favorite Video Friday – The cats took over and left me these two videos

    10 Jul 2014 | 7:08 pm
    Boy! This was a tough week for finding truly awesome and stupendous and downright dog videos. i searched high and low and in between, but all I came up with was cats. Yes. Cats. So, I said to myself, why not go with it? Cats it is! This week I have two cat videos that are […]
  • Wordless Wednesday #195 – At the Watering Hole

    9 Jul 2014 | 6:04 am
    Filed under: Dog Park, Wordless Wednesday Tagged: dog park, photography, water dish, Wordless Wednesday
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    Way Cool Dogs!

  • Online Personal Pet Happiness Trainer

    17 Jul 2014 | 9:32 am
    Here is an online personal pet happiness trainer, an infographic from Happify, the online personal happiness trainer, on how pets make us happier!  Below are a few samples … More than 74 million cats are owned in the U.S., making them the most popular pet in the country. Dogs follow at number two with 69.9 million. […] Read full post at Online Personal Pet Happiness Trainer More dog stories and info about dog health, training and news at Way Cool Dogs!
  • Measuring Canines and Childhood Cancer

    15 Jul 2014 | 8:25 pm
    A developing dog therapy study, Canines and Childhood Cancer, involves the fact that the National Cancer Institute annually diagnoses over 13,000 children with childhood cancer. Currently, it is listed as the leading cause of death from disease in childhood.  Part of this study involves a cute Pomeranian by the name of Swoosh, a 7-year therapy dog […] Read full post at Measuring Canines and Childhood Cancer More dog stories and info about dog health, training and news at Way Cool Dogs!
  • Reasons Why I Love My Dog

    14 Jul 2014 | 12:45 pm
    There are many reasons why I love my dog, starting with the massive amounts of unconditional love my dog has for me. In fact, unconditional love is a key word in every relationship, whether it involves your partner or your pet. I went out and did a little researching on dog love,, while listing reasons […] Read full post at Reasons Why I Love My Dog More dog stories and info about dog health, training and news at Way Cool Dogs!
  • Pit bull killed by LAPD off-duty officer as it mauls a child

    10 Jul 2014 | 3:18 am
    According to Dogs Bite, "In the 9-year period from 2005 to 2013, pit bulls killed 176 Americans and accounted for 62% of the total recorded deaths (283). Combined, pit bulls and rottweilers accounted for 74% of these deaths." Read full post at Pit bull killed by LAPD off-duty officer as it mauls a child More dog stories and info about dog health, training and news at Way Cool Dogs!
  • 5 Weird Animals Kept as Pets

    7 Jul 2014 | 12:08 pm
    The word “pet” often brings to mind cats and dogs, or perhaps the odd rabbit or hamster. A quick visit to almost any pet store serves as a reminder that there are many weird animals and wonderful creatures for us to consider. Some can prove to be surprisingly fun companions and others very challenging and […] Read full post at 5 Weird Animals Kept as Pets More dog stories and info about dog health, training and news at Way Cool Dogs!
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  • Momma said there'd be days like this....Ro

    21 Jul 2014 | 2:14 pm
    I love my dogs. A lot. I like spending time with them, doing "stuff" with them, and just hanging out.Yesterday I didn't like either one of them at all.Understand that most Sunday mornings without plans are devoted to "dog ablutions" - nails, teeth, ears, etc. Each dog doesn't take long, but when you take care of four (my sister's two and my two), it adds up to a couple/three hour chunk of time.Afterwards, I just wanted to relax.Roc was too hot, so I got the cool pack for him to lie on. He settled.Teddy jumped off the couch and started whining. Booker jumped on Teddy and a vigorous round of…
  • Getting ready for prime time

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

    1 Jul 2014 | 10:21 am
    Last night there was some wild and woolly weather in the Chicago area. My phone kept announcing weather alerts, watches, warnings, etc. The thunder was almost continuous for a couple of hours. We've been lucky that none of our current crew of dogs cares about loud noises - thunder and fireworks don't usually bother this bunch.So I was at my wit's end last night - Roc couldn't settle. He was panting, restless, and shaking. I didn't know what to do. I took him out for a potty break. We got a little wet in the rain, but it didn't solve his discomfort. I took away the cooling mat he usually lies…
  • Team for a lifetime

    30 Jun 2014 | 2:47 pm
    As Roc requires more of my time and attention I worry that Teddy isn't getting enough of either. It's a balancing act that's part of everyone's life, since we haven't found a way to stretch time.To make sure I'm not falling behind with training and spending time with the Ted-Monster, I go to obedience or agility class even on the days I'd rather just collapse on the couch after work.I always wind up being happy I went - one of the reasons I have dogs is that I love spending time with them, I enjoy the training process, and it's wonderful when you see your dog finally "get" the behavior you're…
  • Living with a little old dog

    24 Jun 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Roc on his 12th birthday in December, 2013I went into the vet's office this morning to pick up some medicine refills for Roc. My little old man isn't doing all that great these days - something happened to his back in December and he's losing the use of his back legs.In all honesty, neither the vet nor I really expected him to still be here in June - if we hadn't been able to control his pain, he wouldn't be. He has trouble getting up from a sit or from lying down, his back legs don't always turn when he does, and he doesn't always realize that his right, rear paw is upside down. I fix it for…
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    The Pet Psychic

  • Laura Out And About

    the Pet Psychic
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:09 am
    This is Cash. He is 8 years old. In January when I spoke to him his person was battling cancer. This is what Cash said, “I know my mom is sick and I don’t know what to do. I mean sometimes she looks like she has pain and I don’t think she tells anyone. Will the pain get worse? What happens when you die? Will I still know her?” I told him the pain may get worse and that he is such a good friend to her and then I told him how beautiful Heaven is and he will probably be able to see and speak to his mom in spirit. That animals have an easier time of this than people do.
  • Laura Out And About

    the Pet Psychic
    20 Jul 2014 | 7:51 am
    This is Little Cat. She is 9 years old. She says, “When you start to see me for who I am, you start to realize that I am the prettiest cat my mom has ever owned.” to find out what your animal has to say visit
  • Laura Out And About

    the Pet Psychic
    19 Jul 2014 | 5:04 pm
    This is Leonard. He is 6 years old. He says to his person, “I love it when you have nicknames for me and when you call my name when you first come home.”
  • Laura Out And About

    the Pet Psychic
    19 Jul 2014 | 5:01 pm
    This is Hank. He died in November 2013 at 7 years old. Here he talks about his lessons in Heaven and his goals for his next life, “I want to be a wilderness rescue dog!”
  • Laura Out And About

    the Pet Psychic
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:11 pm
    This is Toby & Zoe. Toby is the Bassador and Zoe is the Corgi. Toby says, “I have to say I heard Zoe say she was hurting cause of my big body slamming into her and I thought maybe I should learn to stop momentum but that is very hard because I dont often think when I am jumping.”
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    4 The Love of Animals

  • Walking? Use the @ResQwalk app to help animals!

    18 Jul 2014 | 5:44 pm
    Friends, the ResQwalk app is awesome. Not only is it free, it’s helps your favorite shelter or rescue just by doing something you already do. Walking! When you have downloaded the app you can then choose which rescue you want your part of the weekly donation to go towards. You can actually choose up to three charities to walk for. From there, it’s just as simple as using the app to track your walks! I have been using it almost daily now and just love it. Not only is it a great way to track my progress walking, but it feels great to know that our daily walks are helping animals in…
  • Purina Beyond Giveaway

    12 Jul 2014 | 11:21 pm
    We recently received a sample of the new Purina Beyond dog food (and we have some bags to give away for cats or dogs, so be sure to keep reading). We were excited about this new product because it is full of natural ingredients. Real meat, poultry, or fish is the number 1 ingredient. The food is free from corn, wheat, and soy, with no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. And no by product meal! They even sent us something special, a recipe to be made for the humans! The recipe is based on the fresh ingredients that can be found in the Beyond food for cats and dogs. It was delicious…
  • Best Friends Animal Society Helps You Protect Your Pets this Independence Day

    3 Jul 2014 | 9:39 am
    Best Friends four-legged Celebrity Ambassador Lassie encourages everyone to protect pets this Independence Day weekend by keeping them in a safe, comfortable place inside the house during fireworks. While humans are uttering “oohs” and “ahhs,” enjoying the 4th of July fireworks, many terrified dogs are digging under or jumping over fences, breaking tethers or even shattering windows in an attempt to escape from the frightening noises. Cats who are allowed outside are also vulnerable to being scared away from their homes. Frightened run-away pets wind up in shelters across the country,…
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    Dancing Dog Blog

  • ASPCA’s No Pet Store Puppies Day

    Mary Haight
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:01 am
    ASPCA’s No Pet Store Puppies Day is heralded today as part of the on-going push to end the cruelty of puppy mills. By spreading the word that most dogs in pet shops are from puppy mills, the effort to end sales of puppies (and kittens) in pet shops grows stronger. Once the reality of that sweet doggy in the window is known, public enthusiasm to buy from a source that abuses breeder dogs for their “useful” lives wanes. A ban on sales of pets has been enacted in more than 50 cities (Best Friends) so far. An update on pet shops I wrote last year put the number of pet shops…
  • Be The Change For Animals: It’s Easy, Free, And It Works! #BTC4A

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

    Mary Haight
    10 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Gobsmacked. That’s the word that fits exactly what it felt like when a friend told me Dancing Dog Blog was a finalist for “Best Dog Blog 2014″. I blinked, and then blinked again. I hoped that what I was typing on my phone was readable as I asked “What — really?” I was so confused! I had not lobbied on social media channels or written a post announcing that I wanted to be nominated, please vote for me. How did this happen? It came out of nowhere and hit me in the head, in the nicest way… I don’t know who organized this, but I want to say thank…
  • Obesity in Pets: Chewing the Facts on Fat, Prevention, Weight Loss

    Mary Haight
    30 Jun 2014 | 5:01 am
    Obesity in pets eerily mirrors what’s happening with people across the U.S. — a reflection that isn’t flattering. Fat dogs and chubby cats have fallen victim to one of our most unshakable, revered cultural pastimes,  food. You’ve probably thought about this: Whether someone is sick, has died, got fired, got promoted, is having a birthday or a graduation — food is offered, sent, or served. Obesity in pets is no surprise then, as we pass along to our furry family members these food habits many of us have come to see as normal. How Much is Too Much? When to Say…
  • Pet Food Safety: Pet Parents vs China’s Chicken Jerky Treats, An Interview

    Mary Haight
    14 Jun 2014 | 10:11 am
    Pet food safety has been an ongoing battle, but especially so for the past seven years. Many thought the nightmare would end when melamine was discovered as the contaminant in pet food that killed thousands of pets in 2007/08. Though we’ve heard about it in a flurry of news from time to time, there has been little to report but frustration and failure to find the agent or combination of agents in Chicken Jerky Treats from China that is making pets sick or worse. It was a relief to hear some good news about the Nestle settlement the other day, even as these efforts  for pet food safety…
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    The Dog Blog

  • The Importance of “Paying it Forward” – Mentoring New Trainers

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

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

    Sue McCabe
    25 Apr 2014 | 10:26 am
      When a group of North East of England dog owners signed up for a training class last Summer, they never thought their pooches could become celebs. But that’s now on the cards for the regions first all dog cast, after they made a short film which premiered in Newcastle last night. ‘Motley Mutts, The Rescue’ is a joint project between local trainer Sue McCabe of Muttamorphosis and Nathan Squires of MBT Productions. The film follows a familiar good dog, bad dog plot-line, with angelic Jack Russell cross Rose, dog-napped by villain Border Collie, Guinness. The rest of the Motley…
  • The Connection Between Dog Training and Dog Advocacy Part 2

    Drayton Michaels
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:47 am
    This also appeared in the Pit Bull Advocacy magaizne No More Lies printed in the UK Spring 2014.  Part 2 Real Life Lessons Between 2012 and 2013 my two businesses Urban Dawgs and Pit Bull Guru worked with over 700 dogs. We work with all sorts of dogs, all breeds and types, all ages, from puppies of 8 weeks, adolescent and adults and senior dogs; we see all pathologies of behavior, you name it and we have worked with it. In all of those cases no matter the type or breed, or the training needs, when non-aversive, proper dog training and behavioral modification was implemented the dogs and…
  • How To Save On Veterinary Bills

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

  • Workshop Training: How To Fill Your Pet Business with Your Ideal Clients Every Time

    Joshua Cary
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:31 am
    What if you could easily give your potential clients exactly what they were hoping to discover on your website even before they arrived? Here’s what I mean… I love magic. I’m a big fan of all kinds of card tricks. You know those card tricks where you “pick a card, pick any card” and after a bit of story from the magician, your card amazingly appears in the most least expected of places? Obviously, we are not dealing with any supernatural work at play. We are dealing with a person (the magician) who used years of practice and technique to give you the exact end…
  • How Putting Up $38,000 For This Year’s Conference Scares the ‘Bejesus’ Out Of Me

    Joshua Cary
    9 Jul 2014 | 8:21 am
    Back in 2012, I had the opportunity to head to Vegas for a much needed break. While I’m never one to “turn off” completely, I knew that I’d love to be able to make some good ‘business’ use of my time away. One idea lead to another, and within just 2 months, I put together what became the 1st Annual PetSittingLIVE conference. It was over 2 full days, featured 8 speakers (including our good friend, Marcus Sheridan) and had 12 pet sitters over-joyed they showed up. It was a success on every level. And like a drug, I was ready for more! Since there were no…
  • How to Build Your Pet Business Fast

    Joshua Cary
    3 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Anything you create that’s worth creating takes time.Which is more accurate when it comes to building, starting, and running a successful pet sitting business? Slow and steady wins the race. Or… The Fast and furious. I received an email recently from someone who wants to start their own pet business, and asked “How can I build a pet business fast?” Certainly, I can assist with many of the moving parts needed to get your business up and running. What I’m not certain about is the “fast” part. In fact, on this very website, you can make your way through…
  • 10 Things Nobody Ever Tells You About Running a Pet Sitting or Dog Walking Business

    Joshua Cary
    30 Jun 2014 | 9:14 am
    Do you love surprise parties? I know some people who secretly wish that every year someone would throw them a surprise birthday party. And I know others who need to know everything up front and dislike any sort of surprise (including one that results in a party!). Life is full of surprises. Personally, I enjoy navigating through life with a sense of wonder and enjoyment. Business, however, is a different story. A successful business person will do a certain amount of research and preparation before investing their time, energy, and finances into any venture. Starting a pet sitting business is…
  • Will Your Pet Sitting Clients Understand That You Are Taking Time Off To Attend A Conference For Pet Sitters?

    Laura Capra
    29 Jun 2014 | 11:08 am
    Do your clients get angry if and when you take time off?So, you’re a hard-working professional pet sitter working 24/7, 365. You’ve known for quite some time that a break (dare I call it a ‘vacation’?) would be amazing, but it’s far from possible, right? You want to get away for even a short time, enjoy that much needed break, learn a thing or two, network with other professional pet sitters, and finally meet face to face those who you’ve known online for years. (Not to mention, relaxing by a pool, soaking up some sun, and sipping on your favorite…
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  • Brooklyn Cyclones to Host Bark in the Park August 12th

    Grace Sydney
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Baseball fans of the two-and four-legged variety are invited to cheer for the Brooklyn Cyclones as the minor league team steps up to the plate to help a paws cause at Bark in the Park. Taking place... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
  • Exploring Pet-Friendly Philadelphia

    Paris Permenter
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:57 am
    Today we are off on the first of our “staycations” this week, hitting the road with Irie and Tiki…so we wanted to share a special guest post with you from Visit Philadelphia! Pet... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
  • GIVEAWAY: Win a DogTipper Tote Filled with Dog Toys!

    Paris Permenter
    20 Jul 2014 | 6:27 pm
    This week we’re headed off on a series of “staycations” with Irie and Tiki, a chance to enjoy a few days of vacation fun close to home! We have a quick giveaway that we hope... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
  • El Paso Chihuahuas Help The Humane Society of El Paso

    Grace Sydney
    19 Jul 2014 | 2:17 pm
    The El Paso Chihuahuas will wear their hearts on their sleeves for a paws cause when they don special jerseys with a dog-themed design for their second Bark at the Park of the season. On August 3rd... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
  • Martha Stewart Pets Helps Homeless Companion Animals

    Grace Sydney
    19 Jul 2014 | 11:17 am
    She’s known as the Queen of Crafts and doyenne of DIY projects, and now lifestyle guru Martha Stewart’s line of pet products has helped efforts to create a better tomorrow for dogs and... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
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    Cold Nose Photo

  • Boston Sailing with Dogs

    27 Jun 2014 | 7:39 am
    I can’t even tell you what an amazing photo session this was, but I’m pretty sure the photos will convey it all! I admittedly have an incredible job, but hopping on a sailboat around Boston Harbor with two wonderful couples and their dogs is one of those top-notch days for sure! We met up at Boston Sailing Center on a foggy Saturday morning that turned into blue skies and sunshine after a few mimosas on board! Pompy was ready to ride with his fancy life jacket and ears flapping in the breeze! Milo stuck a little closer to Mom and Dad for the ride, but still happy to be on the…
  • Lucy in the Ocean

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

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

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

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

  • I’m Off to #SuperZoo in Las Vegas!

    Amy Burkert
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:58 am
    This morning I’m jumping on a jet plane and heading for Las Vegas for the annual gathering of pet product manufacturers known as SuperZoo. The latest and greatest in pet supplies, fashion, and gadgets will be on display – including new debuts that haven’t even hit the store shelves yet. Nearly 1,000 exhibitors packed the floor at SuperZoo last year … this year’s show will likely be bigger! My comfortable shoes are packed, the camera batteries are charged, and I’m ready to take you inside the most exciting pet products show of the year. My Mission My…
  • Friday Pet Photo Challenge

    Amy Burkert
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    Welcome to the weekly photo challenge … where we post your pet travel pictures and you guess the dog friendly destinations! Last Week’s Winner Thanks to everyone who played last week, and congratulations to Ruth D. of Odessa, Florida- she recognized this pet friendly destination as the Toronto Islands in Toronto, Ontario!We hope you enjoy your “Travels with Ty & Buster” calendar, Ruth! Photo Copyright: Irina Verechaka (@iraverechaka) Let’s See Your Photos … Mucho barko to Irina Verechaka for sharing last week’s pet travel…
  • Top 5 Dog Friendly Things To Do In Cleveland

    17 Jul 2014 | 5:47 am
    Take Paws is a showcase for people having fun with their pets – and sharing YOUR pet travel experiences may be the nudge someone else needs to pack up and hit the road with their own best friend! So, when Ann McDonald offered to share her favorite dog friendly activities in Cleveland, we couldn’t wait to see her recommendations. Located on the southern shore of Lake Erie, Cleveland was founded in 1796 – it’s been around a long time and we’re excited to have Ann take us on a dog friendly tour … There are few cities that pay homage to dogs as much as Cleveland,…
  • Blog the Change: Announcing Take Paws to Volunteer

    Amy Burkert
    15 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    This post is part of Blog the Change, a quarterly event hosted by asking us to share a cause near and dear to our hearts. The idea is to blog, read, and BE the change for animals! Traveling full-time in an RV has a lot of advantages, but one of the things I’ve missed is being able to go down to the animals shelter near where we lived and help out with the homeless pets. It was something that seemed “too complicated” once we were on the road all the time, and for too long it fell off my radar. A few months ago two things occurred to me: first, I really…
  • Friday Pet Photo Challenge

    Amy Burkert
    11 Jul 2014 | 5:54 am
    Welcome to the weekly photo challenge … where we post your pet travel pictures and you guess the dog friendly destinations! Last Week’s Winner Thanks to everyone who played last week, and congratulations to Deana F. of Murfeesboro, Tennessee- she recognized this pet friendly destination as Grand Canyon National Park!We hope you enjoy your “Travels with Ty & Buster” calendar, Deana! Photo copyright: Dakota Goes Let’s See Your Photos … Mucho barko to Dakota Goes for sharing last week’s pet travel photo! If you want your pet to…
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    Pawcurious: With Pet Lifestyle Expert and Veterinarian Dr. V.

  • Cures what ails ya

    Dr. V
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:52 am
    In the olden days, people used to turn to carnival medicine men or the back pages of Look Magazine for the latest way to solve all of their problems. People don’t change, just the technology. Now we have the internet to turn to. If the web is to be believed, and it always is for some reason, there is a new cure for all the world’s ills. That cure is coconut oil. It’s good for your hair, your skin, your GI tract, your dog, your mental health, and your aura. It’s anti-inflammation and pro-synergy. You can rub it on your scalp, then scrape it off and use it to cook, or…
  • Dog: World’s Worst Coach

    Dr. V
    14 Jul 2014 | 5:13 am
    I am training for a half marathon. I thought about training for a full marathon, but then the reality what that was like the last time I attempted it kicked in and I remembered that oh yeah, I don’t like to run. I think you can do a full marathon once when you don’t like to run, just to say you did (Rock n Roll 2001 for me), but after than there’s really nothing to prove other than, “oh yeah, this hurts.” A half marathon though, is doable. Still not fun, but manageable. I have decided, along with my friend from the gym who I kind of hate because she keeps…
  • Good health is a revelation

    Dr. V
    11 Jul 2014 | 11:02 am
    When I took my son in for his first routine eye exam, I had no idea he needed glasses. Neither did he. He seemed fine, wasn’t running into things, was reading fine in school, but nonetheless the optometrist suggested glasses. OK, I said, let’s give it a shot. One week later, his glasses arrived and we went into the office to pick them up. He picked them up dubiously, slid them over the bridge of his nose, and stood there for a moment, blinking as the refracted light hit his retina in new and improved ways. He spun, slowly, taking it all in. His lips twitched, burbling with…
  • Arya of House Potcake

    Dr. V
    2 Jul 2014 | 10:25 pm
    One thing I’ve learned about going on vacation, is that I don’t like to relax. How can I, when there’s so much to do and so little time! I want to see ALL THE THINGS! And most of the time I vacation with my husband he responds with a blank stare and a “why would you want to do all of that?” So this time around we went to Turks and Caicos, a small island chain in the Bahamas whose island upon which we landed is only 38 square miles, so I think he assumed he would have me boxed in by water and I’d have no choice but to chill out. He was wrong, of course.
  • Restful dreams, Red King

    Dr. V
    17 Jun 2014 | 9:38 pm
    I once worked in a very stressful place. It was an emergency hospital, always about 3 staff members short of a full crew and 25 people piled in the lobby waiting for treatment. It was a large staff of doctors, about 10 at the time, and as how things tend to happen in nutso environments the staff would get nutso a little bit as well. Stress does that to people. You never sat still at that hospital; it was run run run, a dog bleeding out in room 1, a dyspneic cat gasping in room 2, five clients wanting updates on the phone. We didn’t catch up on things there so much as run as fast as you…
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  • Microchip Questions for EU Pet Travel

    Pet Travel Questions
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:45 am
    Name: Kerstin Number of Pets: 1 Pet Type: Dog Pet Breed: Toy Poodle From: Alabama To: Netherlands   Dear PetRelocation, I am traveling in August, first to the Netherlands and then to Germany. I had my 5 1/2 month old dog microchipped last week and he had a rabies vaccination in May. There seems to be confusion online and I am not sure now if everything is in order -- does he need to be re-vaccinated for rabies or is the vaccination in May enough? Some comments lead me to believe that he needs a new vaccination now and that I have to wait 21 days after that before we can travel. I have…
  • Pet News Round-Up: It's a Pet-Friendly World

    Caitlin Moore
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    Ikea's brilliant pet adoption program. The DOT has issued new reporting rules for airlines regarding pet travel. Video: Dogs in wheelchairs playing fetch. Dogster's Editor's Picks. Dog Fancy has named Austin, TX (where we're based!) DogTown USA 2014. Home builders are adding rooms just for pets. Examining dog-human connections (in therapy).   Have a good weekend, pet lovers!
  • Incredible Experiences: "Moving to Texas" Customer
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Name: Alexander Pet's Name: Bella From: North Carolina, USA To: Texas, USA Hello, PetRelocation did an amazing job moving my cat from the east coast to Texas. Her flight was delayed, but PetRelocation stuck it out with her and delivered her to me at around 11pm. They do an amazing job helping you prepare and execute the move. Thanks, Joe and Vanessa! -Alexander  
  • U.S. Department of Transportation Expands Airline Reporting Requirements

    Caitlin Moore
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:45 am
    Beginning Jan. 1, 2015, more airlines will be required to report incidents involving the loss, injury or death of an animal during transport. This expansion of the current rule is meant to "provide consumers with a fuller picture of an airline's safety record," said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. Currently just 14 airlines have to adhere to reporting rules, but the expansion will mean that 27 carriers will now be responsible for filing annual reports detailing specific incidents as well as the number of animals carried. The definition of "animal" includes…
  • Dog Travel from Australia to Canada

    Pet Travel Questions
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Name: Keiran Number of Pets: 1 Pet Type: Dog Pet Breed: American Blue Staffy From: Sydney, Australia To: Banff, Alberta Hey there, I'm moving from Sydney, Australia to Banff, Alberta on the 15th of October 2014. I would love to take my American Blue Staffy over to live with me. I was just wondering what I need to do to get him over there and also would like to know how much it will cost? Any help would be appreciated. Kind Regards, Keiran   Hi Keiran, Sure, we'd be happy to offer some information. First, take a look at the pet import requirements for Canada. Via the official…
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    Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews

  • Healthy Dog, natural dogfood at Animal Event 2014 Sunday – Dutch

    18 Jul 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Healthy Dog, natural dogfood at Animal Event 2014 Sunday – Dutch. Healthy Dog, natural dogfood at Animal Event 2014 Sunday – Dutch is a post from: Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews See also a free dog food cook book - Recipes For Dog Food Sponsored by this money making blogHealthy Dog, natural dogfood at Animal Event 2014 Sunday – Dutch is a post from: Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews See also a free dog food cook book - Recipes For Dog Food Sponsored by this money making blog Natural Dog Food - Related posts: Healthy Pets Using Pet Medicines For Your Dog, Cat or Small…
  • Shannon introduces us to Mrs Meadys : raw dog and cat food

    14 Jul 2014 | 4:27 pm
    Mrs Meadys natural raw cat & dog food is grain-free, has no preservatives or additives, is locally sourced, and conveniently packed. Today Shannon, our ambas… Video Rating: 5 / 5 Shannon introduces us to Mrs Meadys : raw dog and cat food is a post from: Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews See also ...Shannon introduces us to Mrs Meadys : raw dog and cat food is a post from: Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews See also a free dog food cook book - Recipes For Dog Food Sponsored by this money making blog Natural Dog Food - Related posts: Doggie treats homemade Free homemade dog food…
  • Healthy Longevity: Senior Dog Food for Older Dogs – Pedigree

    10 Jul 2014 | 7:26 pm
    Every dog deserves a good, long life. Our Healthy Longevity senior dog food recipe is specially formulated to provide adult dogs with the nutrients they need… Homemade Dog Food Recipes For Yorkies | Homemade Dog Food Recipes Homemade Dog Food Recipes For Yorkies – Your dog requ… Healthy Longevity: Senior Dog Food for Older ...Healthy Longevity: Senior Dog Food for Older Dogs – Pedigree is a post from: Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews See also a free dog food cook book - Recipes For Dog Food Sponsored by this money making…
  • Wysong Archetype : Raw Dog / Cat Food Diet

    6 Jul 2014 | 10:26 pm
    Wysong Archetype : Wysong Archetype offers healthy, gourmet pet food with 30 years of experience. Buy raw, holistic, natural dog /… Wysong Archetype : Raw Dog / Cat Food Diet is a post from: Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews See also a free dog food cook book - Recipes For Dog Food ...Wysong Archetype : Raw Dog / Cat Food Diet is a post from: Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews See also a free dog food cook book - Recipes For Dog Food Sponsored by this money making blog Natural Dog Food - Related posts: Wysong Natural dog food…… are they good for…
  • Best Healthy Homemade Dog Food Recipes

    3 Jul 2014 | 1:29 am Best Healthy Homemade Dog Food Recipes – There is no doubt that your dogs are like family to you. That is why, jus… Video Rating: 0 / 5 Super Easy to Make Dog Food, your Dog will love this Healthy Homemade Dog Food Recipe Distributed by Tubemogul. Best Healthy Homemade Dog Food ...Best Healthy Homemade Dog Food Recipes is a post from: Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews See also a free dog food cook book - Recipes For Dog Food Sponsored by this money making blog Natural Dog Food - Related…
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    Pets Teach Us So Much Blog™

  • Meow Monday, Tuna Tuesday, CatLadyLand Cat-Toon, Purr-muda Triangle

    Lookie Lou & The Crew
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:45 am
    Love this funny cat cartoon by Angie Bailey We love Angie! Angie Bailey is an award-winning writer, blogger, humorist, and professional member of the Cat Writers’ Association. She’s the author ofwhiskerslist: the kitty classifieds and Catladyland, which won the Best Humor Blog in the 2013 BlogPaws Nose-to-Nose Pet Blogging & Social Media Awards and Funniest Pet Blog in the 2011 Petties Awards. She is a regular columnist for, the creator of Texts from Mittens, and half of the comedy web series production team of 82 South St. Productions, LLC.
  • Adorable Baby Animals! Warning, Video- Time Suck filled with, “Awwww” moments.

    Lookie Lou & The Crew
    19 Jul 2014 | 1:58 am
    Seriously adorable baby animals…enjoy.
  • 5 Bad Choices I Made as a New Dog Owner

    Kimberly Gauthier
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:24 am
    5 Bad Choices I Made As A Pet Owner Recently someone called me an authority at raising dogs. After I stopped laughing and picked myself up off the floor, I told them that if they knew me a few years ago, they would stop reading my blog. Raising dogs isn’t easy, but I thought we had it in the bag. Before we brought Rodrigo and Sydney home I picked up a few training and medical books, I started following dog trainers and pet photographers (I like photography), and I thought we were ready. I was wrong. Here are 5 mistakes I made when we first brought Rodrigo and Sydney home: I fed them dog…
  • Pets Teach Us So Much Radio and Podcast 136 with Robbin and Joseph Everett

    Lookie Lou & The Crew
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:13 am
    We have another fabulous pet podcast lined up for you this week.  Actually, we are global pet radio that goes to podcast for your enjoyment and entertainment. Thank you for making Joseph and Robbin Everett the global King and Queen of Pet Related Entertainment, pet radio shows, pet podcasts, animal radio shows, etc., LOL! Does your pet get the itches and scratches or worse?  Dr. Patrick Mahaney joins us to talk about pet allergies-how to diagnose and treat allergies that affect so many of our pets. Patrick Mahaney, VDM, CVA, CVJ Plus we have a fair amount of mayhem and fun planned.  See…
  • How to Prevent Urinary Tract Infections in Dogs

    Lookie Lou & The Crew
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:18 am
    Sophie I am proud to say that Sophie had only two major Urinary Tract Infections during the 5 years she was paralyzed.  UTI’s are very common in disabled pets, but they can be kept to a minimum if you as their caregiver learn some key points. The first time Sophie had a UTI I missed ALL of the warning signs and she ended up suffering a severe infection.  The first sign I missed happened when I tried to express her bladder.  I found the process more difficult than usual, as if her body was fighting me.  It also seemed like the urine was more concentrated in both color and smell, but I…
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    FIDO Friendly

  • A Hotel’s New Furry Concierge Joins The Jefferson, Washington, DC
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:49 am
    Meet Monti -  He's bright, cute, and very well behaved - and no, we're not talking about the GM. Lord Monticello, known as "Monti" to his friends and admirers at The Jefferson, Washington, DC, is the newest furry addition to the hotel’s family. Presiding as the first official Canine Executive Officer [CEO], Monti embodies many of the admirable traits so useful in the hospitality industry; being...
  • Best Friends Animal Society Helps You Keep Pets Safe in the Summer Heat
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:15 am
    It’s hard to beat the heat this time of year even with easy access to air conditioning, icy drinks and refreshing swimming pools. Imagine how our furry friends feel in the sweltering summer when they’re dependent on us for protection from the high temperatures and the sun’s sizzling rays. “Heat stroke can occur when an animal’s temperature rises to a critical level,” said Dr. Michael Dix,...
  • ADT Raises Awareness of Safety Precautions to Protect and Save Pets from Home Fires
    14 Jul 2014 | 10:15 am
    National Pet Fire Safety Day is July 15th, and we wanted to remind you of precautionary measures you can take to protect FIDO from dangerous home fires. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that more than 500,000 pets are affected by home fires each year, and we encourage you to share and pass this information to your friends and family! Top tips from the safety experts at ADT...
  • Don’t Forget Pets When Preparing For A Hurricane
    4 Jul 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Tropical Storm Arthur was upgraded to the first hurricane of the season. As the storm bears down on the East Coast, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is reminding pet owners about the importance of including their animals in their disaster preparedness and evacuation plans. Disaster plans don’t have to be complicated. In fact, simple plans are often the most effective.  The...
  • Water Safety For FIDO
    3 Jul 2014 | 8:40 am
    Most dogs can swim, but not all dogs are good at it or like it. Flat-faced dog breeds, like French Bulldogs or Pugs, not only have short snouts but are also top heavy with big chests. If they get too tired trying to stay afloat, they can quickly sink. When bringing your canine companion along to join the fun on the water this summer, be sure to keep their safety in mind.  To help pet owners...
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    Dog Jaunt

  • Reader’s report: Pet relief area at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) — Terminal C

    7 Jul 2014 | 11:55 am
    Speaking of reader Giuliana (responsible for my last post about JetBlue’s recent pet policy change), it’s high time I passed on her report about the pet relief area at Dallas Fort Worth International’s (DFW) Terminal C. You may recall that I’ve located and written about two of the pet relief areas serving DFW’s Terminal D, but I didn’t have time to get to the other areas at Terminals A and C. I asked for reports from any of you passing through DFW, and Giuliana responded to the call. Thank goodness she did, because DFW’s website is very thin on…
  • JetBlue now lets you reserve on-line an in-cabin spot for your pet dog

    2 Jul 2014 | 2:40 pm
    This is a two-part update, and I owe both parts to reader Giuliana, who wrote first to tell me that JetBlue now allows you to reserve an in-cabin spot for your pet online. As of at least June 16, the language on JetBlue’s JetPaws page stated that “Pets can be booked online or you can call 1-800-JETBLUE (538-2583).” That’s unusual — previously, of the major U.S. airlines, only Virgin America and United (carried over from Continental’s policy) let you make your pet’s reservation at the same time you make your own online reservation. I celebrated noisily on…
  • Backpack carrier for a larger small dog: PetEgo’s Pet At Work Travel System

    18 Jun 2014 | 9:10 am
    I owe this post to reader Catie, who told me that PetEgo now offers its P@W backpack carrier in a large size — I’d admired it before, but the product back then (the current small size) was too small for Chloe. Long story short: The large Pet At Work carrier is a fine size for a larger small dog like Chloe, and with a couple of tweaks, it’s a wonderful addition to our carrier collection. Please note that I paid full price for our P@W Travel System. I will always let you know when I’m reviewing a product or a service that has been paid for (or provided at a discount by)…
  • East Coast luxury: Four “mansion hotels” that allow pet dogs

    20 May 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Back in January, this article from CNN (“8 elegant U.S. mansion hotels“) caught my eye — or, more accurately, the combination of the headline and the photo of Newport’s gorgeous Chanler Hotel caught my eye. Surely some of those beauties must be pet-friendly, I thought, and this weekend I finally made the time to find out. It turns out that five of the eight featured hotels do allow pet dogs to join their owners. The Chanler, alas, is not one of them. Don’t set your heart on Tarrytown’s Castle Hotel or San Jose’s Hayes Mansion either; per the front…
  • Dog jaunt: Stroll up Paris’s Île aux Cygnes

    12 May 2014 | 5:00 am
    This was the last long walk we took before we left Paris last fall, and it was a perfect way to say good-bye to the city. The Île aux Cygnes (“Isle of the Swans” — nope, we didn’t see a single one) is a long, thin island in the Seine. Just southwest of the Eiffel Tower, it’s a little bit off the beaten path, but not so much so that it’s tough to get to. It was created in the early 19th c. as a breakwater, to protect what was then the port of Grenelle (now absorbed into Paris and part of the 15th arrondissement). Sixty-two years later, the American community in…
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    Miniature Schnauzer Blog

  • The Judge

    22 Jul 2014 | 3:51 am
    We adopted The Judge in January. DNA testing concluded he was a black miniature Schnauzer. When we first saw him, Judge had flea bite infections. He was
  • Mini Schnauzer Radar

    22 Jul 2014 | 3:46 am
    Radar came to us in November 2013, at age 4 months. We adopted him from a Recycled Pets, a rescue group in Rock Hill, SC. He had been surrendered there
  • Lady Lily

    22 Jul 2014 | 3:43 am
    This is our six month old mini schnauzer named Lily. She is very intelligent and stubborn at the same time. From the day we got her at 8 weeks old, she
  • Meet: Lucas P.V.

    15 Jul 2014 | 10:08 am
    While on vacation in Puerto Vallarta this year, and walking up the beech, we came upon a dog owner who had a litter of 10 week old Mini Schnauzer puppies...
  • Bodie - We Will Love You Forever

    14 Jul 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Bodie was our wonderful Miniature Schnauzer who died of congestive heart failure this past weekend. He was only nine years old. Healthy and energetic,
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    GrouchyPuppy® Blog | Dog Lovers Source

  • Life is short! Play with your dog

    18 Jul 2014 | 9:55 am
    Play with your old dog too! With a senior dog, if they are like our Cleo, play time means short bursts of cuddles, head bumps and belly rubs. We also "race" down the hall with the winner getting a treat and bragging rights!
  • Plan ahead. Simple Ways to Protect Loved Ones.

    17 Jul 2014 | 10:50 am
    In San Francisco, we live with earthquakes. The memories of past quakes, and the knowledge of future ones. That means having enough basic supplies, first aid and water for 72 hours - for everyone in the household including pets. This type of disaster preparedness is in addition to having an exit strategy from the home in case of fire, something probably more likely to happen than an earthquake. In other parts of the country, such as New Orleans, people prepare for hurricane season and having an evacuation plan. Wherever you live, and especially if you have both children and pets,…
  • How do you express your dog love?

    15 Jul 2014 | 3:52 pm
    I love how expressive San Franciscans can be. Their clothes might match their dogs, their Victorian could have eight shades of paint, their bumper sport a sassy or saucy decal. How do you express your love for dogs or your own specific dogs? Did you catch the special placard over the garage here? Too much or not enough in your view? This is definitely more than wearing that cute sweatshirt with a Westie in a bow tie on it, or the Dachshund necktie. You have to wonder if they have Cavalier dishes or maybe at least a few throw pillows - either way, I love it! Here's to dog…
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  • The WarHorn Podcast: Why Border Collies?

    12 Jul 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Exciting news, Border-Wars fans: Today is the launch of the inaugural episode of The WarHorn, a dog culture podcast! Like the blog, the podcast will tackle dog culture, breeding ethics, and health & genetics in companion animals. With a focus on Border Collies, canine registries, pedigree abuses, inbreeding, rescue and shelters, dog sports, conformation shows, sheep trials, coat color genetics, legislation and dog breed history and myths, the WarHorn is an audio companion to the articles on Border-Wars. The first episode is called “Why Border Collies?” wherein I answer the…
  • Melatonin + ThunderShirt = Better 4th for Your Fearful Dog

    4 Jul 2014 | 11:53 am
    My dogs make it through the 4th of July with the selective use of Melatonin and a ThunderShirt. I suggest you use them too if you have noise phobic dogs. Dublin gets a Frisbee workout in his ThunderShirt. I’ve already discussed Melatonin before on the blog and I’ve documented my experience and dosing information later in this post, so I’d like to start off with the ThunderShirt.  It’s one of those things that sounds like woo-science and an expensive gimmick that probably won’t work and you’ll just be too afraid to take it back after it proves ineffective.
  • Life With Dogs Attacks Dog Breeders

    15 Jun 2014 | 7:41 am
    Life With Dogs, whose business model is exploiting animal suffering by aggregating and plagiarizing dog stories that are emotionally manipulative, has come out harshly against dog breeders over a bogus viral dog story. The story itself originated in Spain and purports to show “rare” green puppies as if this is a newsworthy event.  It’s not, the green puppies are actually just stained from the placenta which is a mundane occurrence in dogs.  It also has nothing to do with the rather worrisome green that sometimes happens in human birth from meconium. In humans, if there is…
  • Shepherd’s Dog Remembers the Road

    14 Jun 2014 | 7:17 am
    From Anecdotes of Dogs by Edward Jesse, Esq., 1858 The Colley Or Shepherd’s Dog: a sheep-dog remembers all the turnings of a road   Collies on Guard, George Horlor 1873 The sense and recollection of the sheep-dog were shown in the following instance:— When I occupied a small farm in Surrey, I was in the habit of joining with a friend in the purchase of two hundred Cheviot sheep. The first year we had them, the shepherd who drove them from the North was asked by us how he had got on. “Why, very badly,” said the man; “for I had a young dog, and he did not manage well in…
  • Shepherd’s Dog Gently Returns the Sheep

    13 Jun 2014 | 7:13 am
    From Anecdotes of Dogs by Edward Jesse, Esq., 1858 The Colley Or Shepherd’s Dog: Gently Returns the Sheep Mr. Blaine relates the following circumstance:— I remember watching a shepherd boy in Scotland, who was sitting on the bank of a wide but shallow stream. A sheep had strayed to a considerable distance on the other side of the water; the boy, calling to his dog, ordered him to fetch that sheep back, but to do it gently, for she was heavy in lamb. I do not affect to say that the dog understood the reason for which he was commanded to perform this office in a more gentle manner than…
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    VPI Hambone Award

  • Farm Accident Lands Lab at Top Veterinary College for Life Saving Surgeries

    14 Jul 2014 | 3:44 pm
    Jessica Parsons of Indianapolis, Ind., is no stranger to farm life and neither is her female 2-year-old Labrador retriever, Charlie. But when Charlie slipped under a piece of farm equipment, it took two major surgeries at one of the nation’s top veterinary teaching hospitals to save her. Charlie’s tragic accident and miraculous comeback has earned her the title of June’s “Most Unusual Claim of the Month” by Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI). The accident didn’t seem that bad at first. After Charlie slipped under a disc behind a tractor driven by Jessica’s farmer boyfriend,…
  • USA Edges Belgium in FIFA World Cup™ Pet Name Competition

    30 Jun 2014 | 11:07 am
    On Tuesday, July 1st, the United States Men’s National Soccer team will go head-to-head with the men from Belgium in a battle to advance in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. VPI searched through its database of more than 500,000 insured pets to determine which squad has the best chance to come out victorious based on pet name popularity. Here is a full breakdown of the results: 2014 FIFA World Cup ™ Belgium Advantage United States Pets Named After Belgium USA Pets Named After Popular Food:“Waffle” 21 3 Popular Food:“Hot Dog” Star Player:“Axel” Witsel 146 85…
  • Tug-of-War Turns into Race for Life

    17 Jun 2014 | 3:56 pm
    Protecting pets from the day they come home can be life-saving. A Las Vegas family found that out when their Goldendoodle puppy was critically injured just six days into their new pet health insurance policy from Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI). Karen Harris of Las Vegas said her 12-week-old Goldendoodle, Kya, and the family’s other dog, Samson, got into what started out as an ordinary game of tug-of-war. However, the fun ended abruptly when a patio chair landed on Kya’s muzzle, causing severe damage and a broken jaw. The puppy’s frightening accident, life-saving veterinary care and…
  • Denver Dogs Have Their Day at Pet Cancer Awareness Walk

    10 Jun 2014 | 1:54 pm
    More than two hundred people and their pooches came out to Washington Park in Denver, Colo. on June 8 to support and raise funds for pet cancer research at the fourth annual Denver VPI K9K Cancer Awareness Walk. Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation’s first and largest provider of pet health insurance, hosted the 3K (1.8 miles) walk, which raised nearly $17,000 to benefit the Animal Cancer Foundation (ACF), a non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for cancer by funding research in comparative oncology, the study of naturally occurring cancers in pets and people. Since…
  • Going Fur World Cup Gold

    9 Jun 2014 | 3:22 pm
    Is your German shepherd pulling for the German national soccer team? Is your American bulldog rooting for the “Stars and Stripes?” Is your Yorkshire terrier cheering on Wayne Rooney? As elite teams from around the world gather in Brazil for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™, many of the 32 countries competing are represented by dog breeds that most of us recognize but may not know their country of origin. In the spirit of the World Cup, Veterinary Pet Insurance, the nation’s first and largest provider of pet health insurance, recently reviewed its database of more than 500,000 insured pets to…
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  • Goodbye for now

    Vicki Cook
    5 Jul 2014 | 10:05 am
    When I began tweeting as Bunny Jean Cook in March 2009, I had no idea how it would change my life. At that time, I was working as a fundraiser for a human service organization. As part of my job, I was checking out the wild world of social media including Twitter.I posted a picture of my rabbit as my avatar and met a whole group of wonderful pet loving people! After a while, some of the anipals (as we called ourselves) started having virtual parties, and one very creative little terrier took the idea and turned it into a way to raise funds for small animal charities.Pawpawties were 24 hour…
  • New Jersey Senate passes bill to crack down on puppy mills

    Vicki Cook
    25 Jun 2014 | 6:10 am
    A bill to help crack down on puppy mills and protect consumers who buy puppies from commercial breeders in pet stores has passed the New Jersey Senate. S. 1870 will require pet shops in the state to provide consumers with certain identifying information regarding the animals they sell.Kathleen Schatzmann, the New Jersey state director for the Humane Society of the United States, issued the following statement:“Most puppies sold in pet stores come from puppy mills and the sources of these dogs are often not disclosed to consumers. New Jersey consumers have repeatedly complained to the HSUS…
  • Homeless Dog Makeover - Joey

    Vicki Cook
    21 Jun 2014 | 10:49 am
    Joey was found on the streets, terrified and covered in dirt. He was taken to a high-kill shelter and his chances of adoption were extremely slim.Most dogs like Joey don't make it out of the shelter. He received a makeover that saved his life! Days after his transformation he was adopted.There are thousands of animals in shelters just like Joey. You can help by visiting your local shelter or making a donation.Special thanks to Hollywood Grooming and Baldwin Park Animal Center.
  • Suffolk County enacts legislation to crack down on puppy mills

    Vicki Cook
    17 Jun 2014 | 11:59 am
    Suffolk County legislators have passed a bill designed to stop pet stores from selling puppies and kittens raised in conditions that one animal advocate described as "horrific." More than a dozen Long Island animal advocates cheered and clapped as the bill got a unanimous vote at the Legislative Building in Hauppauge, NY.Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone signed legislation that will regulate pet dealers within the county and help to crack down on large-scale commercial puppy mills. The law will prohibit the sale of animals from breeders who have a record of USDA violations and the sale…
  • 24 Heroic hounds move on to semifinals in 2014 Hero Dog Awards

    Vicki Cook
    14 Jun 2014 | 5:19 pm
    Via PR Newswire - Every dog has his day, and on Friday the 13th twenty-four lucky dogs advanced to the semifinals of the American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards, the annual celebration of the country's most courageous canines.Actually luck had nothing to do with it. More than one million votes were cast by the American public in just the first round, narrowing the field from the 135 original contenders. Voting for the final eight by the public and a special celebrity panel begins today and runs through June 30 at by the Lois Pope LIFE Foundation, and…
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  • The Basic Commands Of Excellent Dog Training

    21 Jul 2014 | 11:37 pm
    Training your dog certainly involves a good amount of human training. This can be said because before an owner can effectively train a dog, they must first train themselves on how. People need to teach themselves the proper way to train dogs before they can do it. This brief discussion will provide assistance in understanding puppy training. You need to establish predictable feeding practices with any dog. Develop a feedingRelated Posts:A Great Guide On How To Train Your DogA Trained Dog Equals A Happy OwnerTrain Your Dog To Be Well-Behaved With These TipsDog Training Goals And Training Plan,…
  • Cedars of Life Self-Cleaning Dog Hair Brush/Pet Grooming Slicker-Short or Long Haired Dogs

    20 Jul 2014 | 11:42 pm
    When it comes to brushing my collie's long hair, I am constantly on the lookout for the best of the best of grooming helps. It's important that Ladd's hair stays clean and tangle-free, considered that his coat is rather dense too. For that reason, I have to utilize a durable slicker-type brush to remove any tangles in addition to gently and thoroughly tease out the mats. Gladly I found aRelated Posts:Dog Brush DeShedding Tool by FUR DOCTOR – Durable Cat…The iGroom Pet Grooming Comb Is The Ideal Grooming Comb For…Finest Dog Grooming ProductsA Flexible Pet…
  • Ways To Help Your Dog’s Joint Pain

    20 Jul 2014 | 11:42 pm
    Related Posts:How Can I Help Our K9Hip And Joint Pain – What I Found, See This Series…Do You Know What Is In Your Dog’s Joint Supplement?Liquid Glucosamine for Dogs Reduces Your Family Dog'sGlucosamine For Dogs – Moderates Your Beloved Pets…
  • Training Your Dog Made Easy – Read This Great Advice!

    20 Jul 2014 | 5:56 pm
    Dogs require training in order to teach them tricks and useful behaviors as well as discouraging them from doing bad things. Continue reading for some tips and tricks which will help you successfully train your dog. Do not allow your pet to become complacent in his training. Establish a clear set of rules and stick with it at all times. Often, owners get the feeling that they do not needRelated Posts:Great Tips For Training Your DogTraining Your Dog Tips That Can Work For You!Canine Training Made Easy – Read This Great Advice!Effective And Easy Ways To Train Your DogAdvice On Improving…
  • Check Out These Tips About Puppy Training

    19 Jul 2014 | 9:21 am
    New puppies are amazing creatures full of love. During the following weeks, your joy can be lost in frustration. Your frustrations will mount with each mess you clean up. You can bring back that joy you felt at the beginning by teaching your new dog how to behave. The below article will provide some excellent dog training tips so that you can enjoy the time spent with your furry companion.Related Posts:How To Get Your Pup Under ControlDog Training Is Easy With This AdviceThese Steps Will Help You Train Your DogFor Training Your Dog Mealtime Is The Perfect TimeGet Your Dog To Do Want You Want
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  • Dr. Plotnick's Moroccan Cat Adventure - Day 6 - Full Day in Fes

    Arnold Plotnick
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Morocco Day 6 - Full Day in Fes (Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5)After last night’s foray into the hectic maze that is Fes, I was ready to tackle it head on.  Take a look at this map Your best bet is to make your way to the main entry gate to the medina, Bab Boujeloud, which is depicted as an arch in the lower left corner.Lots of signs pointing to it, so finding it wasn’t too tough.  From there, the road splits into the two main road in the medina, Tala’a Kebira, which meanders north, and Tala’a Sghira, which runs sorta parallel to the south of Tala’a Kebira,…
  • Dr. Plotnick's Moroccan Cat Adventure - Day 5 - Fes

    Arnold Plotnick
    15 Jul 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Day 5 – Goodbye Marrakech, Hello Fes.   (Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4)Today is a bittersweet day.  We were sorry to say goodbye to fascinating Marrakech, but excited to check out Fes.  We woke up early, took one last look at our beautiful riad from our balcony, and one last look at the lovely balcony outside our door.We bid Sara and her brother adieu.  Anyone traveling to Marrakech would be guaranteed an excellent time if they stayed at Riad Tamarrakecht.  Sara and her brother really made the trip a pleasure. Now we’re off to the train station.  Track…
  • Dr. Plotnick's Moroccan Cat Adventure - Day 4 - Essaouira

    Arnold Plotnick
    11 Jul 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Morocco Day 4 (Day 1 Day 2 Day 3)  Day trip!  Our destination: the beautiful coastal fishing town of EssaouiraEssaouira has an interesting history. Today, it’s a favorite destination for the picturesque fishing harbor, the twisting little alleyways, and the sand, sea and surf.  It used to be a hippie hangout for surfers and expat artists, and though the city now hosts a broader range of visitors, you can still see and hear the hippie/artist vibe in many places in town.  The three hour bus ride was not very thrilling.  Mile after mile of dirt, dust and…
  • Inside Edition Stopped by Manhattan Cat Specialists to Talk to Cat Expert Dr. Plotnick!!

    Brad Reason
    11 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    When your cat attacks you and holds you hostage, who ya gonna call? ... After you call 911, and a few news outlets, possibly Ghostbusters, then you call Dr. Plotnick.INSIDE EDITION stopped by Manhattan Cat Specialists and spoke with veterinarian and cat expert Dr. Arnold Plotnick about that crazy cat that attacked its owners and held them hostage, bleeding and terrified, forcing them to call 911. 
  • Cryptococcosis in Cats

    Arnold Plotnick
    8 Jul 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Cryptococcosis in Catsby Arnold Plotnick MS, DVM, ACVIM, ABVPOriginally published in Catnip Magazine Volume 22, No. 2, 2014About 10 months ago, I received a phone call from a cat owner seeking a second opinion.  Their 4 year old male orange tabby, Teddy, has always been a bit of a troublemaker, knocking things off counters, chasing imaginary mice, and leaving no houseplant un-nibbled.  Over the last few weeks, however, Teddy had been battling a stubborn upper respiratory infection (URI), and it was only getting worse, despite treatment.  I asked about his treatments, and they…
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  • Natural Pawz to Open Four New Stores in 2014

    20 May 2014 | 9:22 am
    Houston’s hometown family-owned pet supply store, Natural Pawz continues to bring all natural pet solutions to more neighborhoods in the Houston area. This year, Natural Pawz will add four more locations totaling 16 in the Houston and surrounding areas.  This represents more store openings than ever before in their nine year history. Biff Picone, co-owner of Natural Pawz says they want to give back to a community that has supported them since inception by adding more jobs to the Houston area.  “It also keeps revenues going back to the community that has kept us growing over the…
  • Houston’s Food Trucks are Going to the Dogs

    17 Mar 2014 | 1:43 pm
      There’s a new food truck coming to Houston that customers will be chasing after as it rolls through their neighborhood. Natural Pawz, Houston’s largest locally owned all natural pet supply store is debuting the Pawz Treat Truck this month at the 33rd Annual K-9 Fun Run, sponsored by the Houston Humane Society on Sunday, March 23rd.   The dog treat truck offers a one of a kind experience for local area dogs and their owners.  The Pawz Treat Truck will be parked outside the event at Sam Houston Park (1000 Bagby St, Houston, Tx 77002) offering it’s four legged customers ice…

    3 Dec 2013 | 7:57 am
    Texas Litter Control is supporting Montgomery County Emergency Assistance by collecting new, unwrapped toys for kids in need.  From now through December 31, 2013, TLC will be offering $10 micro-chipping for cats and dogs to customers who donate a new, unwrapped toy valued at $10 or more or a $10 check made payable to Montgomery County Emergency Assistance.  MCEA provides emergency and preventative assistance through temporary financial assistance for rent/mortgage, utilities, childcare, prescription, and basic necessities.   “We are so excited to be helping Montgomery County…
  • Adoptable Cats At Special Pals in Katy!

    31 Oct 2013 | 8:46 am
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  • Pit Bull Alerts 13-Year-Old Deaf Boy to House Fire

    Laura Goldman
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:36 am
    While he was home alone in Indianapolis yesterday afternoon, 13-year-old Nick Lamb, who is deaf, removed his hearing aids and took a nap. As he slept, a fire broke out in the house. Ace, the family’s 2-year-old Pit Bull, raced over to Lamb and started licking his face to wake him up. “I was like, ‘Stop it! What? You want to be fed?’ I thought he wanted to be fed or go outside,” Lamb told WTHR. But Ace was persistent. “I woke up and the entire house was covered with smoke,” Lamb said. Remembering what he’d learned about fire safety in school,…
  • Bullmastiff Mascot ‘Swagger’ Joins the Cleveland Browns

    Laura Goldman
    14 Jul 2014 | 3:40 pm
    Cleveland sports fans have some pretty good reasons to be doggone happy these days. Beloved basketball pro LeBron James has announced he’s returning home to the Cavaliers, and the Cleveland Browns are welcoming Johnny Manziel and another new teammate when the pro football season starts this fall. Replacing “Chomps” — a human wearing a dog costume – will be the Browns’ new mascot, a real, live Bullmastiff named Swagger. The big brown dog will lead the team out onto the field at home games. Appropriately enough, a bleacher section of Cleveland’s…
  • Dr. Mahaney’s Top 5 Pet Safety Tips for the Fourth of July

    Dr. Mahaney
    30 Jun 2014 | 10:30 am
    Cardiff and Friend It’s that time of year again for fireworks, backyard barbecues and Americana clothing emblazoned with red, white and blue. Yes, the Fourth of July holiday looms near, as does the possibility your pet could suffer stress, trauma or illness associated with the festivities. How can your pet catch a break and stay healthy? You, the responsible caretaker, must educate yourself on the holiday’s hazards and proactively prepare to protect your pet in every conceivable environment. Here are my top five July 4th pet safety tips. 1. Firework Safety Restrict your pet’s access…
  • Reader Rescue Stories: Tramp and Indy

    i Love Dogs, Inc.
    25 Jun 2014 | 8:27 am
    In this week’s reader rescue stories, both dogs were “unwanted” and faced uncertain futures if they didn’t get adopted. Fortunately, their humans saw them for the amazing canines they were and gave them much-deserved forever homes. We hope you enjoy reading their stories as much as we did. No One Wanted This Tramp By Eileen Remshard This is Tramp. We rescued him about 14 years ago. He is 17 now! Tramp was at the CCSPCA for a long time because no one ever asked to look at him. Our Lab had passed and after about six months, my partner and I decided it was time to go…
  • Time Magazine Says Pit Bulls Are ‘Bred to Be Violent’ — Internet Disagrees

    Laura Goldman
    24 Jun 2014 | 11:32 am
    Just a year ago, Time magazine published “The Great Pit Bull Makeover,” a story about the bad rap Pit Bulls get — especially in mainstream media — and the efforts to do away with this unfair negative image. Ironically, on Friday, Time published “The Problem with Pit Bulls” by Charlotte Alter. Filled with misinformation, the one-sided piece was posted in the Living section – not the Opinion section, where it belonged. “It’s horrible that KFC kicked out that 3-year-old girl, but let’s focus on the real problem: Pit Bulls were bred to be…
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    12 Jul 2014 | 2:07 am
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
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    Pets Adviser

  • Is a Pet Health Care Credit Card Really Worth It?

    Melissa Smith
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    By Melissa Smith, Pets Adviser Medical expenses can reach astronomical prices, and I should know. Here's my take on the value of CareCredit versus pet insurance. Read the full article at Pets Adviser here: Is a Pet Health Care Credit Card Really Worth It?
  • What Is Redirected Aggression in Cats?

    T.J. Banks
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    By T.J. Banks, Pets Adviser When cats lash out at other animals or their humans, redirected aggression may be to blame. Learn more in this article. Read the full article at Pets Adviser here: What Is Redirected Aggression in Cats?
  • Breed Profile: Papillon

    Kristine Lacoste
    19 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    By Kristine Lacoste, Pets Adviser Papillons are small dogs with ears shaped like the wings of a butterfly, and it's from this feature they got their name. Read the full article at Pets Adviser here: Breed Profile: Papillon
  • Protect Your Pet (and Yourself) From Contaminated Food

    Kristine Lacoste
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:08 am
    By Kristine Lacoste, Pets Adviser Did you know how important hand-washing is after you touch dog food or cat food? Avoid contamination with our pet food safety tips. Read the full article at Pets Adviser here: Protect Your Pet (and Yourself) From Contaminated Food
  • In Defense of Cross-Posters: Like It or Not, We’re Saving Animals’ Lives

    Featured Contributor
    17 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    By Featured Contributor, Pets Adviser Here's why I am proud to be a Facebook cross-poster: Because it WORKS. Posting photo after photo of needy dogs is better than doing nothing at all. Read the full article at Pets Adviser here: In Defense of Cross-Posters: Like It or Not, We’re Saving Animals’ Lives
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    Life With Dogs And Puppies Blog

  • Good Dog Agility Jumps Training Session

    Clint Cora
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:36 am
    Dog Agility Jumps Training I had previously mentioned that I wanted my two Lhasa Apsos Chester and Roxie to go through more agility training.  Now that they are both nine years old, I want to do more activities with them that exercise not only their bodies but also their minds. Dog agility training activities are highly recommended for this purpose as not only do these make dogs exercise, but also make them think on the spot.  Training sessions also creates stronger bonds between dogs and their owners as these are quality times. So I recently finished building two dog agility jumps with PVC…
  • Toronto Dog Meetup Group Joint Events

    Clint Cora
    31 May 2014 | 8:07 am
    Toronto Dog Meetup Group So since starting my new Toronto dog Meetup group just several days ago, we have already run an official event which was actually a joint one with my social Meetup group GTA Free Spirits.  This events was a Thursday early evening hike along a nice nature trail at the Lakefront Promenade in Mississauga. I’ve been running a few such hiking events where group members were allowed to bring their dogs along.  These members were of course from GTA Free Spirits but I hope that as the word gets out about my new group Mississauga GTA Small Dogs Outings, we will get a…
  • New Small Dogs Meetup Group In Mississauga Toronto

    Clint Cora
    27 May 2014 | 7:15 am
    Small Dogs Meetup Group I’ve been a member for a number of years and my social Meetup group called GTA Free Spirits is doing very well since its formation just over a year ago.  Although there are a few dog owners among GTA Free Spirits, the vast majority of our members are not pet owners. I’ve searched for dog related Meetup groups in my Mississauga area and although there are a few in the GTA, many of them are not active.  Some are just fronts for dog day care businesses and therefore mostly indoor events. I wanted to search for a Meetup group that is specifically…
  • Fresh News Cat Litter Works Well In Dog Litter Box

    Clint Cora
    16 May 2014 | 7:02 am
    Fresh News Cat Litter Used In Dog Litter Box The owner of my local Global Pet Foods store recently introduced me to a new product called Fresh News cat litter when I was picking up another supply of Purina Yesterday’s News which I use in the dog litter box for my Lhasa Apso dogs Chester and Roxie.  We’ve been combining Yesterday’s News with the Purina Second Nature dog litter and the Petco brand we buy from our trips to Niagara Falls, New York. We’ve used Yesterday’s News for several years and it works well but the one thing I don’t like about it is that…
  • Indoor Potty When Dogs Don’t Want To Go Outside

    Clint Cora
    13 May 2014 | 7:30 am
    When Dogs Don’t Want To Go Outside Winter is finally over here in Canada and it has been a very long and colder than usual winter.  This was great for me as a snow skier as my last ski day was April 16, a few weeks later than expected!  My two Lhasa Apso dogs love playing outside in the snow winter when the days were not too bone chilling cold and during the daytime hours only. However. when it is too cold or windy or at night, they just do not want to go outside and I don’t blame them.  We did not do much walking this past winter as the trails were closed and not maintained…
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    The Pet Health Care Gazette

  • The Science Behind How Pets Make Us Happier and Healthier

    Lorie Huston, DVM
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:52 am
    It’s likely, if you’re an animal lover, that you already know that pets are known to offer health benefits for the people that interact with them. But do you know the reasons why? Pets help improve the well-being of people of all ages, just by being present. Photo credit: The following infographic, kindly provided by Happify Daily, provides detailed science-based information about how pets affect our well-being. Some of the interesting stats included in the infographic include: More than 74 million cats are owned in the U.S., making them the most popular…
  • Keep Outdoor Cats Cool and Safe in the Summer Heat

    Lorie Huston, DVM
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:27 pm
    Typically, when talking about pet cats, I recommend keeping them indoors. Walking supervised on a leash with a collar or harness is acceptable. (Yes, cats can learn to walk on a leash.) An enclosed catio is another great way to allow your pet cat to enjoy the great outdoors without experiencing the dangers associated with being outdoors. However, there are cats that live outdoors on a permanent basis. In many cases, these cats would not do well in a home environment. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t things that we can do to help keep them safe and comfortable though. Keep feral…
  • How Well Can You Evaluate a Veterinarian Based on Review Websites?

    Lorie Huston, DVM
    19 Jul 2014 | 7:07 am
    Increasingly, people (pet owners included) are turning to review sites to evaluate service providers. But can you really evaluate the skills of a medical professional (such as a veterinarian or veterinary hospital) based on these reviews? Well, yes and no. You probably already know at least some of the review sites we’re talking about. There are lots of them. They include sites like Yelp, Google Plus, Vet Ratinz, Angie’s List, and many others. These are sites that people can visit to review the companies and individuals they’ve done business with. Those reviews may be…
  • The Heart-Wrenching Realities of Animal Abuse & How You Can Help

    Lorie Huston, DVM
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:24 am
    Animal abuse in its many forms is something that affects each and every one of us. As Mahatma Gandhi so correctly said “You can judge the morality of a nation by the way the society treats its animals.” Each one of us has the ability to make a huge difference in the life of an abused pet just by reporting the abuse. But before you can report it, you have to recognize that it exists. Today, guest blogger Ashley Hauck offers some true stories about abused animals and talks about how to recognize abuse as well as what to do about it. This is Buddy. Buddy was a neglected dog that we…
  • Help Your Pet Stay Trim & Fit This Summer

    Lorie Huston, DVM
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:35 am
    Today, I’m pleased to present to you some tips provided by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) that will help you keep your pet healthy and fit this summer. Please join me in thanking the AVMA for supplying this information. Exercise is one of the ways to keep your pet fit. Photo credit: Help Your Pet Stay Trim & Fit This Summer by American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Did you know that the majority of household pets in the U.S. are overweight? Studies have shown that 53 percent of dogs and 58 percent of cats are either overweight…
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  • Vitamin A Deficiency In Parrots

    Diane Burroughs
    7 Jul 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Vitamin A deficiency, hypovitaminosis A, is one among the most common and preventable diseases that affect your pet birds, but it frequently goes unrecognized. Generally, birds on all-seed diets will most likely suffer from vitamin A deficiency and disease, as most of the seeds, such as sunflower seeds, grains and peanuts do not contain this […] The post Vitamin A Deficiency In Parrots appeared first on
  • What You Need To Know About Calcium Deficiency In Parrots

    Diane Burroughs
    7 Jul 2014 | 9:58 am
    Pet Bird Nutrition By: Diane Burroughs Calcium is a vital mineral along with phosphorous, magnesium and others. In fact, it is the most abundant mineral found in the body of birds. It helps to build and maintain the skeletal structure and in the metabolism of Vitamin D. It also has a role to play in […] The post What You Need To Know About Calcium Deficiency In Parrots appeared first on
  • Where In The World Would Your Bird Sleep?

    Diane Burroughs
    23 Jun 2014 | 8:29 am
    Do you know your bird sleep needs? Daylight versus darkness hours vary as little as 7 minutes on the equator – so in the peak of winter, there are are 12 hrs 4 minutes of darkness while in the height of summer darkness may only be 11 hrs. 56 minutes. But that changes the farther […] The post Where In The World Would Your Bird Sleep? appeared first on
  • #SummerOfParrots For The Love Of Birds

    Diane Burroughs
    21 Jun 2014 | 6:14 am
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  • Are Probiotics For Birds a Good Thing?

    Diane Burroughs
    18 Jun 2014 | 2:26 pm
    What Are Probiotics For Birds? What’s the squawk about Probiotics, you ask? Most of us know that they are designed to treat digestive upset like diarrhea.  But are they healthy for your bird? In short, yes, if they are avian specific. As a matter of fact, some avian vets recommend feeding probiotics to your pet […] The post Are Probiotics For Birds a Good Thing? appeared first on
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  • July’s Dog of the Month is AKC Champ

    Sherman Oaks
    15 Jul 2014 | 5:32 pm
    AKC champion, philanthropist, service dog in making... July's Dog of the Month is Tovi, a Papillon who can do it all.
  • July’s Dog of the Month Kicks Summer Into Gear

    Culver City
    15 Jul 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Rugby, July's Dog of the Month, is an American Staffordshire/Boston Terrier mix who plays by the rules... of love.
  • July’s Dog of the Month… a Mystery?

    12 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Did July's Dog of the Month arrive at his parents' doorstep in a Bugatti driven by a mystery man in a white helmet? The Stig likes to think so.
  • Stars and Stripes

    16 Jun 2014 | 11:51 am
    You celebrated America's birthday with your buddies, now let your pup have some fun, too! Zoom Room Hollywood is dishing up a little slice of Americana at our Stars and Stripes Party. Come bedecked in your most patriotic gear and enjoy the quaint feel of an old time pup-county fair. Prizes will be awarded to blue ribbon winners of all sorts of silly contests. Help yourself and your pup to hot dogs and apple pie (or apple chips for the dogs), ice cream and good, old-fashioned fun.  Stop by the "face" painting booth and have your four-legged friend safely painted in any design you want!
  • June’s Dog of the Month is NOT a Husky

    16 Jun 2014 | 10:46 am
    June's Dog of the Month is a perfect blend of smarts, happiness, and a variety of dog breeds.
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    The Pet Health Care Gazette

  • The Science Behind How Pets Make Us Happier and Healthier

    Lorie Huston, DVM
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:52 am
    It’s likely, if you’re an animal lover, that you already know that pets are known to offer health benefits for the people that interact with them. But do you know the reasons why? Pets help improve the well-being of people of all ages, just by being present. Photo credit: The following infographic, kindly provided by Happify Daily, provides detailed science-based information about how pets affect our well-being. Some of the interesting stats included in the infographic include: More than 74 million cats are owned in the U.S., making them the most popular…
  • Keep Outdoor Cats Cool and Safe in the Summer Heat

    Lorie Huston, DVM
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:27 pm
    Typically, when talking about pet cats, I recommend keeping them indoors. Walking supervised on a leash with a collar or harness is acceptable. (Yes, cats can learn to walk on a leash.) An enclosed catio is another great way to allow your pet cat to enjoy the great outdoors without experiencing the dangers associated with being outdoors. However, there are cats that live outdoors on a permanent basis. In many cases, these cats would not do well in a home environment. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t things that we can do to help keep them safe and comfortable though. Keep feral…
  • How Well Can You Evaluate a Veterinarian Based on Review Websites?

    Lorie Huston, DVM
    19 Jul 2014 | 7:07 am
    Increasingly, people (pet owners included) are turning to review sites to evaluate service providers. But can you really evaluate the skills of a medical professional (such as a veterinarian or veterinary hospital) based on these reviews? Well, yes and no. You probably already know at least some of the review sites we’re talking about. There are lots of them. They include sites like Yelp, Google Plus, Vet Ratinz, Angie’s List, and many others. These are sites that people can visit to review the companies and individuals they’ve done business with. Those reviews may be…
  • The Heart-Wrenching Realities of Animal Abuse & How You Can Help

    Lorie Huston, DVM
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:24 am
    Animal abuse in its many forms is something that affects each and every one of us. As Mahatma Gandhi so correctly said “You can judge the morality of a nation by the way the society treats its animals.” Each one of us has the ability to make a huge difference in the life of an abused pet just by reporting the abuse. But before you can report it, you have to recognize that it exists. Today, guest blogger Ashley Hauck offers some true stories about abused animals and talks about how to recognize abuse as well as what to do about it. This is Buddy. Buddy was a neglected dog that we…
  • Help Your Pet Stay Trim & Fit This Summer

    Lorie Huston, DVM
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:35 am
    Today, I’m pleased to present to you some tips provided by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) that will help you keep your pet healthy and fit this summer. Please join me in thanking the AVMA for supplying this information. Exercise is one of the ways to keep your pet fit. Photo credit: Help Your Pet Stay Trim & Fit This Summer by American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Did you know that the majority of household pets in the U.S. are overweight? Studies have shown that 53 percent of dogs and 58 percent of cats are either overweight…
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    GrouchyPuppy® Blog | Dog Lovers Source

  • Life is short! Play with your dog

    18 Jul 2014 | 9:55 am
    Play with your old dog too! With a senior dog, if they are like our Cleo, play time means short bursts of cuddles, head bumps and belly rubs. We also "race" down the hall with the winner getting a treat and bragging rights!
  • Plan ahead. Simple Ways to Protect Loved Ones.

    17 Jul 2014 | 10:50 am
    In San Francisco, we live with earthquakes. The memories of past quakes, and the knowledge of future ones. That means having enough basic supplies, first aid and water for 72 hours - for everyone in the household including pets. This type of disaster preparedness is in addition to having an exit strategy from the home in case of fire, something probably more likely to happen than an earthquake. In other parts of the country, such as New Orleans, people prepare for hurricane season and having an evacuation plan. Wherever you live, and especially if you have both children and pets,…
  • How do you express your dog love?

    15 Jul 2014 | 3:52 pm
    I love how expressive San Franciscans can be. Their clothes might match their dogs, their Victorian could have eight shades of paint, their bumper sport a sassy or saucy decal. How do you express your love for dogs or your own specific dogs? Did you catch the special placard over the garage here? Too much or not enough in your view? This is definitely more than wearing that cute sweatshirt with a Westie in a bow tie on it, or the Dachshund necktie. You have to wonder if they have Cavalier dishes or maybe at least a few throw pillows - either way, I love it! Here's to dog…
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    Trupanion Blog on Pet Health & Care Advice, Tips and Feature Articles

  • Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Bilateral Cataracts

    21 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Daphne the 10-year-old mixed breed dog was recently seen by her veterinarian for an evaluation on her cataracts. Cataracts define a cloudiness or opacity in the lens(es) of the eyes which caused blurred vision, or total loss of vision depending … Continue reading →
  • Trupanion IPO Prices: TRUP on NYSE

    18 Jul 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Today marks a very important day in Trupanion history: we began trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the stock ticker “TRUP.” (View our press release here; or view the Investor relations portion of our site here.) This photo … Continue reading →
  • Trupanion Reviews – Week of 7/18

    18 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Thank you Trupanion! We can’t say enough positive about our ongoing experiences with you. I must recommend you 10 times a day right now. -Laura S. Thank you Trupanion for providing excellent service and coverage. I’ve recommended you to many people and … Continue reading →
  • Protecting Your Pets This Summer

    Guest Blogger
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Humans aren’t the only animals that have a hard time dealing with the heat and the dry air of summer. Cats, dogs, birds, hamsters—basically any pet that isn’t reptilian in nature is going to need some special care if you … Continue reading →
  • Bringing Her Baby Hound Back Home: Sierra’s Pet Insurance Story

    15 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Sierra is my loveable but lazy two and half year old Blue Tick Coonhound. Last summer I woke up to find my rug in a ball moved away from the door. At the time, I was also fostering another dog … Continue reading →
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    the philly dog

  • Meet Pepe ! (And Then Take Him Home)

    Rebecca Braglio
    3 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Hi, I’m Pepe (aka ACCT number A21879364)!  I’m a handsome Chihuahua mix looking for a strong person who will give me lots of walks and training.  I really want someone to look up to and show me just how fantastic life can be. So here’s a little bit about me:  I’m a loving kind of guy.  So, I’m not that into getting kisses or getting hugged – and I’ll let you know with a snap if you push it.  What can I say - I kind of prefer to have my own space. So, it’s also best if I don’t have to share you with any children.  That goes for the…
  • Philly’s Animals Need YOU!

    Rebecca Braglio
    2 Jul 2014 | 4:16 am
    ACCT is full and the animals are in desperate need of foster and forever homes.  Every excuse that has ever prevented you from fostering in the past needs to be put aside.  Afraid you’ll get attached?  Too bad.  An animal’s life depends on this.  Take a deep breath, head over to ACCT and do the right thing. Already have too many animals?  If you have a bathroom, you can foster a kitten.  Kittens are easy to get adopted.  Are your pets unfriendly?  There are other ways to help – spread the word.  Share this post on twitter, facebook, or any other social channel you use.
  • Dog Days of Summer Celebration

    Rebecca Braglio
    30 Jun 2014 | 11:43 am
    On Thursday, August 7th, The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County is having a free super-fun celebration of the Dog Days of Summer.  The dog-friendly party starts at 6 pm with great activities including a dog “Orienteering” course, a lesson on obedience training, costume contest, dog agility.  Special Guests Paws for People, a local pet therapy charity organization that recruits, trains, certifies, and places therapy teams,will also be making an appearance.  And, most importantly, all participating pups will get to enjoy treats from Giggy Bites and Punk’d Pineapple! The…
  • All American Furry Fun – Made in the USA

    Rebecca Braglio
    30 Jun 2014 | 11:26 am
    It’s Week #2 of Pet360′s #SummerOfPets and the theme is “All American Furry Fun.”  This week the topic of conversation is around the phrase “Made in the USA.”  What exactly does “Made in the USA” mean, anyway?  When a brand says that their treats are “Made in the USA,” does that mean that event the meat source is in America?  Or just that the product is actually put together on American soil?  Join in on the conversation about deciphering all natural dog treats and food in the Pet 360 Natural Pet Group conversation…
  • Suds for Seniors Fundraiser & Happy Hour

    Rebecca Braglio
    27 Jun 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Is your dog in need of a bath? Then come to Suds for Seniors!  On Friday, July 11, 2014, You Dirty Dog is hosting a happy hour and fundraiser for  the City of Elderly Love Rescue!  From 11 am to 9 pm, You Dirty Dog will be offering $10 DIY dog washing and $5 nail trims – that 50% off of the regular price.  Even if your dog isn’t in need of a bath, come on out for the Happy Hour from 5-9 pm.  There will be featured pets available for adoption, beer, wine and appetizers to snack on. Suds for Seniors Benefits City of Elderly Love All proceeds from the event will be…
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    Life With Dogs And Puppies Blog

  • Good Dog Agility Jumps Training Session

    Clint Cora
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:36 am
    Dog Agility Jumps Training I had previously mentioned that I wanted my two Lhasa Apsos Chester and Roxie to go through more agility training.  Now that they are both nine years old, I want to do more activities with them that exercise not only their bodies but also their minds. Dog agility training activities are highly recommended for this purpose as not only do these make dogs exercise, but also make them think on the spot.  Training sessions also creates stronger bonds between dogs and their owners as these are quality times. So I recently finished building two dog agility jumps with PVC…
  • Toronto Dog Meetup Group Joint Events

    Clint Cora
    31 May 2014 | 8:07 am
    Toronto Dog Meetup Group So since starting my new Toronto dog Meetup group just several days ago, we have already run an official event which was actually a joint one with my social Meetup group GTA Free Spirits.  This events was a Thursday early evening hike along a nice nature trail at the Lakefront Promenade in Mississauga. I’ve been running a few such hiking events where group members were allowed to bring their dogs along.  These members were of course from GTA Free Spirits but I hope that as the word gets out about my new group Mississauga GTA Small Dogs Outings, we will get a…
  • New Small Dogs Meetup Group In Mississauga Toronto

    Clint Cora
    27 May 2014 | 7:15 am
    Small Dogs Meetup Group I’ve been a member for a number of years and my social Meetup group called GTA Free Spirits is doing very well since its formation just over a year ago.  Although there are a few dog owners among GTA Free Spirits, the vast majority of our members are not pet owners. I’ve searched for dog related Meetup groups in my Mississauga area and although there are a few in the GTA, many of them are not active.  Some are just fronts for dog day care businesses and therefore mostly indoor events. I wanted to search for a Meetup group that is specifically…
  • Fresh News Cat Litter Works Well In Dog Litter Box

    Clint Cora
    16 May 2014 | 7:02 am
    Fresh News Cat Litter Used In Dog Litter Box The owner of my local Global Pet Foods store recently introduced me to a new product called Fresh News cat litter when I was picking up another supply of Purina Yesterday’s News which I use in the dog litter box for my Lhasa Apso dogs Chester and Roxie.  We’ve been combining Yesterday’s News with the Purina Second Nature dog litter and the Petco brand we buy from our trips to Niagara Falls, New York. We’ve used Yesterday’s News for several years and it works well but the one thing I don’t like about it is that…
  • Indoor Potty When Dogs Don’t Want To Go Outside

    Clint Cora
    13 May 2014 | 7:30 am
    When Dogs Don’t Want To Go Outside Winter is finally over here in Canada and it has been a very long and colder than usual winter.  This was great for me as a snow skier as my last ski day was April 16, a few weeks later than expected!  My two Lhasa Apso dogs love playing outside in the snow winter when the days were not too bone chilling cold and during the daytime hours only. However. when it is too cold or windy or at night, they just do not want to go outside and I don’t blame them.  We did not do much walking this past winter as the trails were closed and not maintained…
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    Talking Dogs at For Love of a Dog

  • Natures Recipe Dog Treats from Chewy | Product Review

    21 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    As you can see, Rudy takes his job as a dog treat tester very seriously.  Actually, Rosie and Jeffie do, too.  All three are thrilled when that big brown truck delivers a package like this one: They know a box from contains something great for them and that it is time to go to work! This particular delivery from contained some yummy (their word, really) Nature's Recipe Oven Baked Chewy Dog Treats.  In fact, we received two packages to sample for this review.  Rosie is ready to begin taste testing Nature's Recipe dog treats from Chewy.comThese…
  • July #Giveaway at For Love of a Dog Jewelry | Monday Mischief

    20 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Another Monday.  Another giveaway.  And this time the mischief is that I just couldn't decide what to giveaway.   So...  I'm simply not going to make that decision.  You are!Well...  actually, the lucky winner of this giveaway will be making that decision.Giveaway Rules:1. There will be one winner (chosen at random by Rafflecopter) and they will receive their choice of one pair of earrings from For Love of a Dog Jewelry.  2. Winner's selection must be from current available stock on hand at This giveaway is open…
  • Adopt Bella a Labrador Retriever Vizsla Mix Dog In Kansas City

    20 Jul 2014 | 4:09 am
    This pretty girl is Bella.  She's a Labrador Retriever and Vizsla mixed breed dog who is 4 years and 9 months old.  Her owner had to move out of town and could not take Bella along, so she's waiting at Wayside Waifs in Kansas City for a new loving home.Here's what Bella has to say about herself:I'm Bella and I'm looking for a new home. I'm a beautiful, playful, and affectionate, too. I just need a home and family, that's all, and then my life will be perfect.I am a 4 1/2 year old, 61 pound, already housetrained and crate trained, Labrador Retriever/Vizsla mix. I came to…
  • My Cat Can't Flush the Toilet Song | Dog Song Saturday

    18 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Okay.  I know, I know, it's Dog Song Saturday at Talking Dogs.  However, there are times when our cat Skeeter insists we bark about cat songs!Here for your listening and viewing pleasure is My Cat Can't Flush the Toilet Song by Yet Another String Band.   If you've ever thought it would be easy for your cat buddy to be an overnight internet sensation - and even if you haven't - you're sure to enjoy this funny song and music video.Written and performed here by Yet Another String Band, My Cat Can't Flush the Toilet is an original song celebrating all cats who don't look like…
  • Making Hay While the Sun Shines | Wordless Wednesday

    15 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
     Making hay while the sun shineswith our mules, Bonnie & Clyde (above) and Belgian draft horses, Tim & Tom (below.)
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    Dogs Now Puppies for Sale

  • Majestic Farm Living

    22 Jul 2014 | 4:44 am
    AKC Registered Rare Red Standard Poodle Puppies. Standard poodles are very smart and loyal dogs. They do not shed. They also make great hunting and therapy dogs. We can ship to you or you can come to our farm to pick up your puppy. We will also meet in other states for an additional charge. Call 205-369-3719 if interested in making a deposit. Also visit Majestic Farm Living on Facebook to see more pictures.
  • AKC Lab Puppies

    21 Jul 2014 | 6:30 pm
    We are now taking deposits on this litter born 01/22/2014. For more info., check us out at
  • AKC Maltese Puppies

    21 Jul 2014 | 4:58 am
    AKC registered Maltese babies, if you want a beautiful Maltese puppy give me a call. If you are just looking for a cheap pup, I am sorry I can't help you. All pups come with a 1 yr health warranty, vet check, current shots and deworming. Prices 1300 to 1800.
  • Texas Yorkie Pups

    21 Jul 2014 | 4:58 am
    AKC registered Yorkie babies from excellent bloodlines. All pups have current deworming and shots. My pups come with a 1 yr health warranty. Visit my website for available babies, Yorkie prices start at 1300 and go up.
  • Maltipoo puppies available now! Toy teacup size. Health Genetic Guarantee

    21 Jul 2014 | 2:24 am
    Toy and Teacup Malti-poo Puppies.They will weigh anywhere from 4-8 lbs at maturity. The puppies range from 1000.00-1500.00 varying on size and gender. Our puppies are sold with a written health guarantee, genetic guarantee, puppy starter kit, and 1 month of free pet insurance. Visit our website or call us at 757-474-5416 for more information and pictures. We also have references available on request
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    Dog Care Journey

  • Where You Can Get More Information About A BARF Diet

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

    18 Jul 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Perhaps you have taken a course in lifesaving techniques or you may have seen the Heimlich Maneuver on TV but whatever the case, you may be wondering whether or not you can use the Heimlich Maneuver on your dog. The Heimlich Maneuver (abdominal thrusts) is an emergency technique for preventing suffocation when the airway becomes blocked by a piece of food or other object. However, before you attempt to use the Heimlich Maneuver on your dog make sure that your dog is actually coking and not just having a breathing problem. Ingesting something can cause your dog to choke and you may see him…
  • Asked Questions — Part 2

    16 Jul 2014 | 12:39 pm
    In Part 1 we addressed some of the basic questions asked by dog owners before switching over to the BARF diet. So, below we continue to address more of these basic questions. Does feeding my dog raw bones and meat make him blood thirsty and mean? There is no evidence to show that if a dog eats the BARF diet it will make him blood thirsty and mean. In reality, most of the evidence provided shows that some dogs are more prey driven than others. Likewise, some dogs are more aggressive than others. It is very rare that a dog would become blood thirsty and mean because of the food that he is fed.
  • Your Mood And Your Dog

    14 Jul 2014 | 8:48 am
    When your dog is hurt or gets sick you become worried and scared, especially if you are not certain as to what to do to help your dog. You become nervous and panicky because you are unable to help your dog and this stresses you out. How you react to the situation can affect your already injured or sick dog. Therefore, it is very important that you learn to keep your composure and stay calm. Dogs are very good at reading peoples emotions and stress levels. So, if you start screaming because your dog is hurt several things can happen at that moment and some of these are listed below. *  Your…
  • Asked Questions — Part 1

    11 Jul 2014 | 9:16 am
    There are many dog owners who are ready to feed their dogs the BARF diet but would like to ask some questions before they switch over to it. So, in this article we will address some of the common questions asked when feeding the BARF diet to your dog. Your veterinarian might be the best person to answer some of your questions. He might not be well versed in the particulars of the BARF diet but more than likely he could give you some tips or make some suggestions about it. He might also be able to give you some ideas on how you can make sure that your dog’s diet is well balanced. Below…
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    Basset Hound Blog

  • Jul 12, The Hunting Buster

    11 Jul 2014 | 9:15 pm
    My baby boy, Buster, is a pain in the butt. He's a Basset Hound and a year and a half. Since the day I got him he's been my little hunter. And my oh my
  • Jul 12, Two for the Price of One...

    11 Jul 2014 | 9:09 pm
    After Dane, my six year old Rottweiler died of cancer I swore I would never get another dog. My heart was broken and my bank account was drained. After
  • Jan 17, How my Basset named Gordon brings the best out of eveyone

    17 Jan 2014 | 5:43 am
    I have wanted a Basset all my life and at the age of 26, little hope of even finding one, I came home after work and my girlfriend surprised me with this
  • Jan 9, Our boy, Noodles

    8 Jan 2014 | 5:53 pm
    We adopted Noodles from Basset Care in Va. He is a love. We had recently lost our beloved Bloodhound, Doc. Our hearts were broken. He was adopted from
  • Jan 9, Sam I Am The Chicken Man

    8 Jan 2014 | 5:36 pm
    Is there a respite group for those with agged Bassette hounders? I know they will be goin on The High Way to Heaven soon. Their job is as it was down
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    Petplan USA Blog

  • Don’t Sit – get fit! Dr. ernie ward and K9 Fit Club dish tips for exercising with Fido

    9 Jul 2014 | 10:53 am
    An impromptu game of chase. A few minutes of fetch. Most dog owners spend at least a little time each day engaged in play. The trouble is, these brief episodes of activity aren't enough to prevent unhealthy weight gain and loss of cardiovascular fitness. While I fully support playing with your dog whenever, wherever, and however you can, I also advise dog owners to set aside time for regular exercise. Daily walks, runs or other activities help you and your dog stay on a healthy track and gives dogs the structure they need to stay happy and well-behaved. Want to jumpstart your dog’s…
  • know a purr-fect pet parent? petplan and modern dog want to reward them!

    9 Jul 2014 | 1:49 am
    It’s that time of year again – time to celebrate the very best in veterinary excellence! Nominations for the 2015 Petplan Veterinary Awards are now open, and this year, we have some exciting new surprises in store. You already know that we honor veterinary professionals in several categories at each year’s awards dinner: Practice of the Year Veterinarian of the Year Veterinary Technician of the Year Practice Manager of the Year In 2015, we’re extending this honor to one exceptional pet parent as well. Together with our paw-tner Modern Dog magazine, we’re picking…
  • feel bad about boarding your best friend? a new study says you may not have to!

    2 Jul 2014 | 3:03 am
    The other day the gate to my yard was left open for maybe five seconds. Apparently five seconds is enough for both of my dogs to: 1) detect the gate is ajar, and 2) dash through aforementioned gaping gate.   Fortunately, my children spotted our conniving canines well within whistling distance and after a couple of minutes the hounds reluctantly slinked home. Were they being deliberately disobedient? According to the latest research out of England, my dogs simply may have been seeking an exciting change of scenery.   Maybe that’s not exactly what the study was seeking to…
  • know a pawesome vet receptionist? petplan wants to reward them!

    1 Jul 2014 | 4:39 am
    By now, you already know that Petplan is looking for veterinary professionals to honor in several categories. In 2015, we’re excited to be extending the honor to one exceptional receptionist as well. Help us pick a Receptionist of the Year! by pup-ular demand We heard the barks and meows last year that you wanted a Receptionist of the Year award, and we listened! Receptionists are often the first face pets and pet parents see at a vet hospital – and the first person who answers the phone – so they have a unique ability to create a lasting paws-itive impression of their…
  • accident magnets: dr. kim smyth warns pet parents against retractable leashes

    30 Jun 2014 | 7:32 am
    I was reading an article the other day about the top “must have” pet products for summer. I was really enjoying the article until I came to one entry: the retractable leash.   Retractable leashes are very, very popular. In case you aren’t familiar with them, they are leashes that consist of a long, thin cord on a reel. The leashes range in length, but their selling point is that they are very long (some up to 26 feet!), allowing your dog to roam and exercise but still be under control. With the click of a button, you can reign in your pet, albeit a foot or two at a…
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    Your Old Dog

  • Cayenne for Dogs and How To Use it Safely

    janie knetzer
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:33 pm
    Our ongoing series on herbs for dogs comes with this look at cayenne. Cayenne is actually from the nightshade family and is most commonly associated with the spicy cayenne pepper, which itself is named after the city of the same name in French Guiana. There are dozens of varieties of these hot peppers, but they […]
  • The Negative Effects of Using Steriods in Dogs

    janie knetzer
    21 Jun 2014 | 9:27 am
    Steroids are among the most commonly prescribed conventional treatment for dogs with inflammation, but the negative effects of steroids in dogs are often left on the sidelines. In this article, we’ll present a balanced point of view that takes these adverse aspects into account with regards to choosing how to treat your dog’s pain or […]
  • Why You Should Avoid Giving Your Dog Sugar

    janie knetzer
    29 May 2014 | 6:43 pm
    The list of foods you should avoid giving to your four-legged friend can seem as long as the list of foods you should and determining the difference between the two can be a confusing maze. I thought I’d zero in on at least one problem “food” and hope to clear up some confusion. I’m talking […]
  • Why Dogs Act Hungry All The Time

    janie knetzer
    1 May 2014 | 7:03 pm
    As much as we may love our dogs, we might also wonder about some of their stranger habits and mannerisms. Among the most commonly questioned of these behaviors is that of “acting hungry,” which tends to happen even after our pooches have been fed particularly big meals. Almost everyone with a dog has experienced this […]
  • Four Myths Surrounding Caring for Your Dog’s Teeth

    janie knetzer
    10 Mar 2014 | 1:54 pm
    With February having been Pet Dental Health Month, I thought this would be a good opportunity to explore some myths about dog dental care. A number of these myths are based around marketing campaigns put out by pet food companies in order to sell products, so it’s important to recognize the truth when caring for […]
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    Fidose of Reality

  • How An Older Dog Got Her Mojo Back With #SomaPet

    Carol Bryant
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:35 pm
    Our Dexter on left, with his BFF, Zola. I want my dog to live as long as I do. I want my dog never to lose his mojo and zest for life. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve uttered those words to myself. As much as I wanted my precious Cocker Spaniel, Brandy Noel, to age with me into my twilight years, I knew deep inside my heart, this would never be possible. A great writer once penned, ““Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault, really.” (Agnes Sligh Turnbull) Well, we can extend their lives as much as possible and keep dogs healthy, fit, pain free, and living happy into…
  • Ten Creative Ways to Save Dogs Lives

    Carol Bryant
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:36 pm
    This year alone, 4 million pets will wind up in a United States shelter this year and sadly, more than a million of them will die. Something needs to be done, as this is an epidemic of the most horrific proportions. Here’s what you can do that is actionable and doable: Be creative.  Ask any shelter worker who watches the faces of dogs in need day after day what it takes to get them homes.  Smart marketing is key and being creative is crucial. As much as you do, I want to just show the general public a photo of a dog, tell the story of what happened to them (if known), and then…
  • Dogs Who Eat Bugs and the People Who Love Them

    Carol Bryant
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:14 pm
    “My dog likes to eat bugs, Carol.” The note started simply enough, but a fellow Cocker mom recently wrote me to tell me her dog likes to eat bugs. Despite trying to get her dog to stop munching on flying insects, a bit of a back story ensued. “Our dog was found as a stray. The vet feels he developed a taste for bugs on the street.” So this conversation got me thinking: Are there some bugs that are worse on a dog’s gentle digestive system than others? Can bugs, when ingested, be toxic? I went to two of my favorite online resources for information, both veterinarians by trade: Dr.
  • Makobi Scribe $100 Amazon #Giveaway Blast

    Carol Bryant
    15 Jul 2014 | 9:18 pm
      Could you use a $100 Amazon gift card to buy some dog supplies? Makobi Scribe is bringing you this Amazon Facebook blast where one lucky reader will win a $100 Amazon gift card. The giveaway is open to everyone and provided by Makobi Scribe. Good Luck! If you are a blogger, you can sign up for this blast here. This runs from 11:59 PM EST July 15-21 at 11:59 pm EST. Easy to enter, just see form below: Entry-Form I bet some of these pet bloggers would love to enter and win! The post Makobi Scribe $100 Amazon #Giveaway Blast appeared first on Fidose of Reality.
  • SMARTCOOKEE Dog Treats Make Chia Seed Sexy

    Carol Bryant
    14 Jul 2014 | 9:40 pm
    The barrage of dog treats available on today’s store shelves can be overwhelming. So when we found out about a treat called “SMARTCOOKEE” for dogs, curiosity got the best of us. Can you imagine, then, a dog treat that contains chia seed and feature flavors that are fun, healthy, and oh so sexy? When selecting a treat for my dog and one we recommend to our readers, a six-stage approval process takes place: F: Formed. Must be made in the USA. I: Ingredients.  They must be easy to pronounce and something I would feed to my own dog and  his friends. D: Digestible. The treats…
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    Woof Woof Mama

  • Dyson DC39 Animal Canister Vacuum $229 ($699 reg) + FREE Shipping

    21 Jul 2014 | 10:51 am
    Have you always dreamed of owning a Dyson vacuum but found the price to be out of reach for your budget? You’re not alone! Money-Saving Tip: The BEST way to snag a deal on a Dyson is to buy a refurbished unit. Refurbished units offer the same great features plus a 6 month warranty on parts and labor, at a fraction of the cost as new ones. The Dyson DC39 is excellent for homes with pets, especially if anyone in your family has asthma and/or allergies. It’s even certified by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation! Right now you can snag HUGE savings on Dyson DC39 Animal Canister Vacuum…
  • Deal of the Day: Up to 51% Off Select Filtrete Healthy Living Air Filters

    21 Jul 2014 | 8:53 am
    Having quality air filters is important for all homes, but even more so for families with pets and allergies. That’s why today’s Amazon Gold Box Deal of the Day is such a great one to share with you! It’s up to 51% OFF Filtrete Healthy Living Air Filters. For today only and while supplies last, the Filtrete Premium Healthy Living air filter 6-pack and the Filtrete Healthy Living air filter 1-pack is up to 51% off. The Filtrete Premium Healthy Living air filter improves the air quality in your home, keeps your air conditioning and heating systems running efficiently, and…
  • Petco Mid-Summer Savings Blowout Sale On Pet Supplies

    21 Jul 2014 | 8:12 am
    Petco has posted new deals and sales on items for dogs, cats, fish and other pets. In addition to savings of up to 50% OFF, you’ll also get Free Shipping on orders of $49 or more. I’ve listed the highlights below, but be sure to visit the Petco Sale HERE to check out ALL the deals included in this promotion! Petco Mid-Summer Specials for Dogs, Cats and Pets: Up to 35% OFF Dog Beds Up to 50% OFF Pet Crates Up to 30% OFF Team Sports Gear for Pets 50% OFF Planet Petco Up to 30% OFF Water Fountains for Pets 25% OFF Cat Toys Up to 35% OFF Cat Furniture, Trees and Condos Up to 35% OFF…
  • Last Chance: Kindle Fire HD $129 ($169 reg) + 20% OFF Kindle Accessories

    20 Jul 2014 | 8:44 am
    If you’ve been thinking about getting a Kindle for yourself or your kiddos, now is a great chance to snag a rare discount! It’s Last Call for the Back To School Kindle Sale over at Amazon. A Kindle is SO much more than an e-Reader. It’s a handy way to keep up with email (Gmail, Outlook and more), Facebook, Twitter and all your favorite websites, as well as being an awesome way to watch movies and TV shows whenever and wherever you want! It’s handy for reading books, of course, and if you are an Amazon Prime member you also get FREE unlimited access to thousands of free…
  • Take a Creative Escape with 50% OFF DIY, Craft and Cooking Classes

    19 Jul 2014 | 8:58 am
    Don’t miss out on Craftsy’s Creative Escape Flash Sale! Save up to 50% at Craftsy’s Creative Escape Flash Sale for a limited time only. You won’t see so many classes with prices this low again soon. Classes include knitting, cake decorating, photography, creating food gifts, pasta making, creative die cutting with your Cricut, how to paint pet portraits and lots more here! I love Craftsy classes, and how well designed and produced they are. You can take them on your own schedule using your tablet, iPad, PC, laptop or other device, and repeat the lessons as often as…
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  • Vet-time! – Bunk the Pug goes to the vet!

    Bunk the Pug
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:51 am
    If you can’t tell, I can hardly contain my excitement.  Once again I am getting treated like Simba from the Lion King!    Looking up at the Pug Gods for help…any kind of help, but more specifically, help getting it to rain peanut butter covered carrots and blueberries.
  • How your dog can benefit from natural coconut oil

    Bunk the Pug
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:14 pm
    Dogs and Coconut Oil Coconut oil for dogs (and people) is often called a miracle in a jar. “Virgin” (or unrefined) coconut oil helps to support and maintain overall health in both humans and dogs. Coconut oil contains Lauric acid, which is a medium chain fatty acid that is also found in mother’s milk. Lauric […]
  • Can it be 4th of July again?

    Bunk the Pug
    15 Jul 2014 | 2:20 pm
      I have no idea why humans choose to drink special drinks, enjoy the sunshine and eat LOTS of BBQ on one day known as the 4th of July. Why not celebrate America and feed your pug yummy treats every day? Sounds like a plan to me!
  • Broccoli Dog Treat Recipe

    Bunk the Pug
    5 Jul 2014 | 4:53 pm
    Ingredients: - 1 pound lean meat (chicken or turkey) - 2 cups brown rice - 1 cup carrots - ½ cup of chicken stock - ¼ pound broccoli Instructions: - After steaming the vegetables, you want to add all of it including the cooked rice into a food processor. - Mix in the chicken stock. […]
  • Practicing Hypnosis

    Bunk the Pug
    2 Jul 2014 | 7:51 am
    Best way to get food? Stare at the humans and unleash your PAWers on them!  
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    To Dog With Love

  • How Much Water Does Your Dog or Cat Need? #Giveaway

    To Dog With Love
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:08 am
    Rocco enjoys his Drinkwell Avalon Fountain by PetSafe!It's pet hydration month and there's no better time to make sure your pet is drinking enough water. We've got a solution for you that Rocco just LOVES -- the Drinkwell Avalon Fountain by PetSafe. And today, here's your chance to win one for your own furry family members! Read all the way down to enter our giveaway.But first, here are some important things to know about pet hydration.You've likely read that you need to drink about 8-10 glasses of water a day. That actually can vary according to your size, diet, activity level and other…
  • DIY Dog Toys for Backyard Fun and Games!

    To Dog With Love
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    We can't believe it's already the final week of K9 Kamp.  Next week we'll all join around the Kampfire and share the backyard fun and fitness games we've been playing the last few weeks.We can't wait to see what you've been up too! In the meantime, here are a few games we dreamed up this week.We've got two DIY dog toy games to share with you, perfect for some backyard fun!First, we took the toy we made from a carriage whip we bought at Tractor Supply and a flat, fuzzy toy.I simply tied the end of the whip to the toy, and voila! We had a new toy for loads of chasing fun!Here's a close-up…
  • Fido's Freebie Friday Loves the Outdoors

    To Dog With Love
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Welcome to another edition of Fido's Freebie Friday (FFF), the weekly giveaway blog hop for all things pet!We've been enjoying the amazing weather in Atlanta the past few days (we even had a record low this morning of 61 degrees)! So Rocco and I have been outside playing and enjoying the park. We can get in a pretty good fitness walk/run of about three or four miles and then enjoy the scenery at the park. Rocco seems to like best the part where he can roll in stuff! Luckily it all brushes out pretty easily.Hope you're enjoying some great outdoor time this summer too. When you're not…
  • Benefits of Swimming for Dogs

    To Dog With Love
    10 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    On a hot summer day, there's nothing better than a cool dip in a refreshing pool.  And a swim can also provide some great fitness benefits for dogs and their people, too!Rocco recently had the chance to go swimming at his pal Miko's pool.Of course, it's always safety first with pools and dogs and we kept an eye on the boys at all times.One of the first things both Miko and Rocco learned was the location of the steps to get in and out the pool. Rocco wasted no time in finding the steps and he launched himself into the water on his own!Rocco swam out and back and found the steps with no…
  • Fido's Freebie Friday Sniffs Out New Products

    To Dog With Love
    10 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Welcome to another edition of Fido's Freebie Friday (FFF), the weekly giveaway blog hop for all things pet!Today, we're heading home from a whirlwind trip to visit with the folks at Kroger, where we learned about a brand new premium brand of pet food that's rolling out in Kroger stores now. Grab a sneak peak at Abound, a new line of dog and cat foods with all-natural ingredients. We'll have more details to share soon!Then later today, we're off to the Haven Conference here in Atlanta where we'll gather with some of the most notable DIY/home bloggers and brands. We'll be on the lookout…
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    Petplan Blog

  • Pets in the news: Dolly Parton the dog and George Osborne’s Hamster

    16 Jul 2014 | 4:14 am
    There’s not exactly been a shortage of news over the past few weeks but, no matter what’s going on in the world, there always seems to be column inches spare to write about cats, dogs and other pets. So, to ensure you don’t miss anything, we’ve sifted through reams of newspapers and webpages to bring you our favourite pet stories from the past couple of weeks – and here they are… First we have the story of Dolly Parton and a dog that has been named after her. A white Lurcher was found during the clean up at the Glastonbury Festival where Dolly was performing last month. The Happy…
  • Pet allergies: what you need to know about grass and other allergies

    9 Jul 2014 | 7:06 am
    If you’ve spent the past few weeks sneezing and desperately trying to scratch the itch in the back of your throat, then you’ll know just how annoying and frustrating allergies can be. So imagine what it’s like for a pet with hay fever or grass allergies. During the summer, allergies are more prevalent and can cause huge discomfort for your pets. Below are some simple tips about what you should be looking out for and the steps you can take to keep your pet’s irritation and discomfort to a minimum if they are suffering from allergies… Pet allergy symptoms to look out for… The…
  • How to keep your cat or dog safe in the summer months

    2 Jul 2014 | 5:09 am
    The summer is an amazing time to be a pet owner – long walks in the warm evenings and afternoon’s spent in the garden mean plenty of fun for both you and your animal. However, there are added risks to be considered with all the extra time spent outdoors. Ahead of Petplan’s annual Old Windsor Fun Day in association with Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, we asked vet Brian Faulkner what his top tips for are for keeping your pets safe over the warmer months… Be wary of BBQs… “While most people are aware of the dangers of letting your dog eat unsuitable food in the home, people can be…
  • ‘Like to Help’ microchip pets with Petplan and Blue Cross

    25 Jun 2014 | 2:53 am
    Petplan have teamed up with animal charity Blue Cross to help their mission to microchip the pets of Great Britain – but we need your help. To raise awareness of the importance of microchipping, we’re asking you to like our Help Blue Cross Facebook app and, for every 25 likes we get, Petplan will fund one microchip for a Blue Cross pet. We’re aiming to microchip 1,000 pets by 31 July to help ensure far less pets are separated from their owners – click here to like now. Each year hundreds of much-loved animals are handed in to Blue Cross rehoming centres across the UK with no way to…
  • Petplan May prize draw winner: Chilterns Dog Rescue Society

    18 Jun 2014 | 4:12 am
    The winner of Petplan’s monthly £500 Charity prize draw for May was Chilterns Dog Rescue Society – and they are a hugely deserving charity. Founded in 1963, they have rehomed more than 18,000 dogs and continue to do amazing work at their premises in Chivery, near Tring. We spoke to Rescue Centre Manager, Sara Muncke, to find out more about the charity and the work they do… Hi, Sara, how does it feel to win the May £500 prize draw? “We’re all delighted to have won the prize. It’s really lifted everybody’s spirits to know that we’ve been considered in this way.” How long…
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    K9 Magazine

  • A View From Brazil

    K9 Magazine
    11 Jul 2014 | 7:54 am
    Brazilians are well known for their spontaneous barbeques and happy go lucky attitudes. These spontaneous and noisy parties are perhaps an escape from the reality of a country severely divided into two financial classes. The rich and the poor and the gulf between them is huge. The same can be said of the dogs, says […]A View From Brazil is an article from: K9 Magazine
  • How Winning The Lottery Allowed Me To Fulfil My Canine Charity Dream

    K9 Magazine
    26 Jun 2014 | 6:11 am
    Winning the lottery is most people’s dream along with the list of life changing purchases that a lottery win could mean – houses, cars, holidays and all manner of luxury items. But for one lottery winner – Michelle Edwards - all the new found trappings of wealth didn’t totally fulfil her, she wanted to do […]How Winning The Lottery Allowed Me To Fulfil My Canine Charity Dream is an article from: K9 Magazine
  • Danish Model Barbara Zatler Talks Dogs

    K9 Magazine
    12 Jun 2014 | 7:06 am
    Barbara Zatler is a Danish model who has taken the cover of most well known men’s magazines and has been published in more than 90 magazines worldwide. As she puts her TV work on Denmark’s ‘Celebrity Masterchef’ behind her, K9 Magazine caught up with Barbara to hear all about her love of dogs and the […]Danish Model Barbara Zatler Talks Dogs is an article from: K9 Magazine
  • K9 Magazine Issue 74

    K9 Magazine
    30 May 2014 | 11:35 am
    Inside this edition of K9 Magazine…. K9 Interactive: 14 Crazy Dog Laws Every Owner Should Know! Talking Point: A View From Greece Lifestyle: Interview With Patricia de Leon Best Dog Products: Travel Special K9 Health: Pet Obesity – Is It Really A Growing Problem? Talking Point: Hey, Look – I Created A Totally New Designer Dog! […]K9 Magazine Issue 74 is an article from: K9 Magazine
  • Priscilla & Jools Issue 74 Column – Latest Dog Products

    K9 Magazine
    30 May 2014 | 7:27 am
    Well hello, as always we’re thrilled to be here bringing you a selection of some of the latest and best dog products! We hope you’ll love what we’ve featured this month. So, without further delay, let’s get started … enjoy! Let us know if you’ve seen a must-have pet product, gadget or accessory – we’d love […]Priscilla & Jools Issue 74 Column – Latest Dog Products is an article from: K9 Magazine
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    Something Wagging This Way Comes

  • What Dog People Really Want To Know

    Pamela Douglas Webster
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:07 am
    I scanned the list of search phrases that bring people to Something Wagging.  Yep, lots of the usual suspects: “woman dog sex” (thanks to this post), “golden retriever” (obviously), and “how to dispose of dog poop” (thanks to this post). But then I saw it. The search phrase that made me gag. “Why do dogs freak […]
  • 10 Ways To Bond With Your Dog

    Pamela Douglas Webster
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:32 am
    You always bore the ones you love. And that’s not a terrible thing. One of the great blessings of being with those you love and who love you back is that you don’t have to work so hard to impress them. But it’s still good to do special things to strengthen your relationship. Here are […]
  • How Far Would You Go To Know If Your Dog Loves You?

    Pamela Douglas Webster
    17 Jul 2014 | 6:50 am
    How far would you go to find out if your dog loved you? Would you cross the country and back again? Would you consult a therapist? A pet communicator? Because Benoit Denizet-Lewis did those things and more wondering if his Labrador retriever, Casey, loved him. Oh, and while he was at it, he explored the […]
  • Do You Wear Ugly Shoes When You Walk YOUR Dog?

    Pamela Douglas Webster
    16 Jul 2014 | 3:49 am
  • You’ve Come A Long Way, Puppy – Blog The Change For Animals

    Pamela Douglas Webster
    15 Jul 2014 | 4:42 am
    People who advocate for animals have a lot to despair about—the introduction of ag-gag laws, dogs dying in hot cars, and police shooting family pets. But if you don’t see things are getting better for animals, you need a history lesson. Yeah, I know some of you are saying, “I hated taking history in school.” […]
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  • Feline Upper Respiratory Tract Infections (Cat Flu)

    James Watts
    20 Jul 2014 | 4:16 am
    Feline upper respiratory tract infections are a common health problem amongst cats. Infections of the feline upper respiratory tract are described as ‘cat flu’. Unlike human flu, which is caused by the influenza virus, cat flu can be caused by a number of different viruses and bacteria. The two most common causes of feline upper respiratory tract infections are feline herpesvirus (FHV-1) and feline calicivirus (FCV), together these viruses account for more than 80% of all instances of cat flu. See below for more about the symptoms of cat flu or the treatment of cat flu. The…
  • Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD)

    James Watts
    8 Jun 2014 | 10:57 am
    Feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD) is the term used to describe a range of diseases with similar symptoms that affect the lower urinary tract of male and female cats. FLUTD is one of the most common health implications affecting cats, estimated to affect over 1% of the total cat population. Fortunately, with treatment, the prognosis for FLUTD is good even when the underlying cause is unknown. However, recurrence rates are high, which is why it is important to understand the potential environmental issues that could be contributing to the disease and how to manage them. The prevalence…
  • PFMA Pet Obesity Report 2014: A Nation of Fat Cats and Dogs

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

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

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

  • Crystal Bar Budget Bling Pet Collar

    Dog Collar Fancy
    19 Jul 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Budget Bar Discount Pet Collar With only about a third of this collar decorated in crystal means you save money! Custom made Bling on a budget. Discount dog collars and cat collars. Available in your choice of colors. Available in 5/8 or 1 inch wide. Crystal Bar Budget Bling Pet Collar.
  • Dog Jogging

    Dog Collar Fancy
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:54 am
    If you’re serious about getting healthy, don’t miss Dr. Sarah’s six vital steps for starting and maintaining an exercise routine with your dog. Dog Jogging.
  • My Pearly Whites Jeweled Collar for dogs and cats

    Dog Collar Fancy
    15 Jul 2014 | 12:32 pm
    This dainty and beautiful My Pearly Whites crystal pet collar for dogs and cats is made of nylon in your choice of colors and decorated with faux pearls and crystal. My Pearly Whites Jeweled Collar for dogs and cats.
  • A Girls Best Friend Collar

    Dog Collar Fancy
    14 Jul 2014 | 10:37 am
    Beautiful white nylon collar with white velvet. Decorated with clear crystal for the look of diamonds. Free faux diamond ring charm. A Girls Best Friend Collar.
  • Cherries and Cream Pet Collar

    Dog Collar Fancy
    30 Jun 2014 | 5:46 pm
    Cherries and Cream Pet Collar This stylish silver gray collar is embellished with chalk white and ruby red crystal. This is a very pretty collar for your girl dog. Cherries and Cream Pet Collar.
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    VetDepot Blog

  • Helping Kids and Cats Interact Safely

    17 Jul 2014 | 2:42 pm
    If your house is home to both a young child and a feline companion, fostering a safe and comfortable relationship between the two is important. Below are four tips for helping your child and your cat get along beautifully: 1.) Supervise! This is part of being both a responsible parent and a responsible pet parent. Supervision is always necessary with young children and animals. One pull of the tail can quickly turn into a dangerous situation. 2.) Watch for body language: While you’re supervising, be sure to pay attention to what your cat is trying to say. Purring or leaning against your…
  • The Explanation Behind Canine “Kisses”

    16 Jul 2014 | 9:53 am
    Like it or not, there’s a good chance your dog isn’t shy about licking your face. Some people find this adorable, while others find these “kisses” a little gross. Either way, you’ve probably wondered why dogs display this behavior. Below are four reasons why dogs choose to use their slobbery tongues: 1.) As a sensory tool: Just like touch or smell, taste is another way to explore something. Dogs may lick someone they don’t know all that well to learn more about them. 2.) To get attention: Dogs sometimes just want to remind their owners that they’re there and would love some…
  • Three Tips for Managing a Multi-Pet Household

    16 Jul 2014 | 8:26 am
    Having just one pet can seem like a handful at times, so adding more to the mix can get downright crazy. If you’re the proud pet parent of multiple pets, below are three tips for keeping your sanity and bank account in check: 1.) Spend wisely: The cost of owning multiple animals can quickly add up. It may be tempting to opt for lower quality food or skip those annual vet checkups to save some money, but these decisions will likely cost you more in the long run. A nutritious diet, plenty of activity, and preventative care will help deter costly medical conditions in the future. Budgeting is…
  • Secondhand Smoke Poses Danger for Pets

    11 Jul 2014 | 2:30 pm
    The harmful effects of secondhand smoke aren’t limited to people. Dogs and cats that are regularly exposed to tobacco smoke are at risk for nasal and lung cancer, respiratory issues, and allergies. Cats are also at risk for malignant lymphoma. Although there’s no information regarding the exact number of tobacco related pet deaths, research done at Tufts University’s School of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University, and others schools has concluded that pets are, in fact, at risk for the above mentioned second-hand smoke related conditions. Cats are more susceptible to the…
  • Avoid These Three Common Dog Care Mistakes

    10 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    As a loving pet parent, keeping your dog healthy and safe is probably a priority. In certain situations, however, owners may not even realize that they’re making a pet care mistake. Below are three common mistakes that can jeopardize your dog’s health or safety: Allowing your dog to ride unsecured in the car: Allowing your dog the simple pleasure of riding shotgun with his head hanging happily out of the window may seem like no big deal, but this is a very dangerous practice. In an accident, unrestrained dogs are not only more likely to be injured, but they also present a significant…
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    All Things Dog Blog

  • #PetCharityDonations Program Grooming and Cleanup

    21 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    by Carrie Boyko, CEB BufferYou guessed it; we're back again to continue cleaning out the shelves of excess pet stuff that will benefit our local Petfinder rescue. And this time we're out to help the rescue make all the pups look and feel better. We've got first aid and personal care products, shampoo, and a handful of bandanas to top off their good looks when they head off to new homes.If you're not already familiar with this donation program, I encourage you to read my introduction to #PetCharityDonations, so you'll be sure to know what you're entering. This is a win to donate type of…
  • Dogs are Not Alone in Yoga: Cats Want In Too!

    21 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    by Carrie Boyko, CEBI've been having a lot of fun developing a yoga regimine that includes my dogs. I'm now breaking out of the initial beginners workout that I presented here to build in slightly more challenging poses, while also enjoying some occasional searches of the web to see what else is going on in this tiny niche of workout wonder.Surprisingly, I'm behind the curve. Huffington Post recently collected doga and cat yoga videos from Youtube--something I had yet to investigate--that share the hilarity of both cats and dogs interrupting their pet parents as mom (or dad) practice their…
  • New Furnishings and Your Dog

    19 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    by Carrie Boyko, CEB© AllThingsDogBlog.comTemporary Quarters at the Office EntranceThe new chair, couch, rug or bed just doesn't quite smell or look the same as the old one. What's a dog to do? Most will steer clear. Some may mark. Others will jump aboard and try out the new digs. Which dog is yours? In this article I'm going to share some tips for helping Fido get through this change without the drama.For starters, all the disruption that occurs when old furniture is removed and new furniture arrives is quite unsettling to our dogs, who generally are creatures of habit. My Oliver was More…
  • PurOtic Winners Get Clean Ears

    18 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    by Carrie Boyko, CEB© AllThingsDogBlog.comAll Done, Tanner. Wasn't that Easy?!!!My heart is all aflurry right now for my readers' dogs. There are clearly a lot of you with ear issues, based on the emails, comments and Tweets during our giveaway of PurOtic Ear Cleaner and Dryer. Thanks for your participation and for adding your thoughts to the conversation.With so many stories out there about ear troubles, it feels good to have played a small part in easing the challenges of cleaning Fido's ears. Thank you to PurOtic for creating this silicone applicator that is oh-so-soft going into the ear…
  • Fido's Freebie Friday Loves Instagram!

    17 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    by Carrie Boyko, CEB BufferLast weeks' Instagram experience when my camera was left behind during a hiking adventure has me getting more and more interested in this social media. If you follow me on Instagram, hopefully you are enjoying my posts. I've got a Castor and Pollux Pet giveaway going on there in one of the Fetch videos. Please visit and join in!Now let's get to today's Fido's Freebie Friday. Bloggers are invited to list below their currently open giveaways, freebies, and prizes for pets and pet lovers so that readers may visit and explore items to win. You…
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  • New Product: Activyl Spot-On for Dogs & Cats Pet Blog
    6 Jul 2014 | 10:38 pm
    Activyl is a great new spot-on flea treatment for dogs and cats. It comes in 5 size ranges for dogs from 4 lbs (1.5 kgs) to 132 lbs (60 kgs) body weight. It comes in 2 size ranges for cats from 2 lbs to over 9 lbs body weight. You can buy Activyl in a single dose, 6 pack or 12 pack. You can find more information on where to purchase here at Activyl Spot-On Flea Treatment.
  • Video: Best of Funny Animal Compilation 2014 Pet Blog
    13 May 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Who doesn't love a funny animal video compilation? This is a best of 2013 and 2014 videos found on Youtube. It is 27 minutes long, but once you start watching it is hard to stop!
  • Important Upcoming Shipping Dates Pet Blog
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:45 am
    We will be doing warehouse upgrades and a major stock take from the 25th of April to the 5th of May. No orders will ship between the 25th of April and 5th of May. Orders made between the 25th of April and 5th of May will ship on the 6th to 8th of May. Please make sure to order before the 25th of April so that your order is sent and will arrive in a timely manner. We wish everyone a great Easter!
  • Bill Me Later Paypal Service Now Available Pet Blog
    8 Apr 2014 | 5:57 pm
    We have added the Bill Me Later PayPal service option to our website. It means that you can buy now and pay later! To find out more go to the Bill Me Later website.
  • Nuheart for Dogs Pet Blog
    25 Mar 2014 | 8:03 pm
     Nuheart for dogs is a cheaper heartworm prevention tablet. It uses Ivermectin, which is the same ingredient used in Heartgard. Nuheart monthly heartworm tablet comes in three sizes for small dogs, medium dogs and large dogs.For more information or to buy Nuheart go here.
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    Dog News

  • Sniffer Dog Uncovers Child Abuse Images

    Jasmine Kleine
    8 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    A suspect has been arrested after a dog trained to detect electronic circuitry found a memory stick containing images of child sexual abuse hidden in a tin box inside a metal cabinet. Rhode Island police received Thoreau from Connecticut police after the dog completed 22 weeks of training, which involved detecting gadgets for food. The […]Sniffer Dog Uncovers Child Abuse Images is a post from: Dog News
  • Dog Owners Urged To Look Out for Snakes on Walks

    Ryan O'Meara
    4 Jul 2014 | 2:37 am
    Veterinary charity PDSA is urging dog owners to beware of snakes in woods and grassland, after saving the life of greyhound Cookie, who was bitten on Cannock Chase, Staffordshire. The eight-year-old dog is now recovering after her near-fatal encounter with an adder at the popular beauty spot on Tuesday. Owner Lynn Pallatina, from Hednesford, said: […]Dog Owners Urged To Look Out for Snakes on Walks is a post from: Dog News
  • Government Must Do More About Animal Welfare

    Ryan O'Meara
    20 Jun 2014 | 4:14 am
    New polling of public, politicians and animal welfare experts highlights the need for the Government to lead the way – and identifies the plight of research animals, breeding animals and those hunted for sport as top priorities. This week the RSPCA hosted an animal welfare debate with leading animal welfarists and members of parliament at […]Government Must Do More About Animal Welfare is a post from: Dog News
  • Skydive Heroes Raise Over £83,000 for Greyhounds

    Ryan O'Meara
    19 Jun 2014 | 6:12 am
    The skies were full of dog lovers in Peterborough this week as more than fifty greyhound enthusiasts took to the heavens for an enormous charity skydive, raising more than £83,000 in support of the Retired Greyhound Trust (RGT). Despite some weather-related delays, 51 brave souls took to the skies to show their passion for greyhounds […]Skydive Heroes Raise Over £83,000 for Greyhounds is a post from: Dog News
  • Dog Saved From Motorway Ordeal After Being Tied To Fence

    Ryan O'Meara
    17 Jun 2014 | 6:56 am
    Hattie, a two-year-old Staffie Jack Russell cross, was rescued after being spotted alone and tied to a fence on the side of a dangerous 70mph stretch of road in East Yorkshire close to a petrol station where the A63 dual carriageway meets the M62 motorway in December last year. A small piece of rope had been […]Dog Saved From Motorway Ordeal After Being Tied To Fence is a post from: Dog News
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  • Looking After Senior Pets in Summer

    Dan Tiley
    14 Jul 2014 | 3:47 am
    Summer is a wonderful time for nature with everything coming to life. This is perhaps the most exciting time of the year for cats and dogs as there are so many things for them to explore and enjoy. Senior pets are no different to younger pets in this regard and they’ll enjoy the sights and […] The post Looking After Senior Pets in Summer appeared first on Animal Friends.
  • Dogs and Cars: Keeping Your Dog Safe This Summer

    Dan Tiley
    3 Jul 2014 | 2:36 am
    Now that July is upon us we’re going to be focusing on the topic of ‘Pets in Summer’, taking a look at a range of subjects and issues that affect pets and owners during one of the hottest months of the calendar year. An important part of this is pets and travel. Something that we […] The post Dogs and Cars: Keeping Your Dog Safe This Summer appeared first on Animal Friends.
  • Pets in Summer: How We Can Help Our Animals

    Dan Tiley
    1 Jul 2014 | 5:59 am
    Now that July is upon us we’re going to be focusing on the topic of ‘Pets in Summer’, taking a look at a range of subjects and issues that affect pet owners during one of the hottest months of the calendar year. There is so much to think about when talking about your pets this […] The post Pets in Summer: How We Can Help Our Animals appeared first on Animal Friends.
  • The UK’s Attitude to Microchipping Revealed

    Dan Tiley
    24 Jun 2014 | 2:00 am
    Lost or stolen pets, and should vets check? Our survey results are in! Losing a pet is every owner’s nightmare, and since microchipping is intended to help lost pets be returned quickly and safely, you might assume it’d be one of the first things owners would do. But since vets don’t currently check pets for […] The post The UK’s Attitude to Microchipping Revealed appeared first on Animal Friends.
  • Animal Rights Awareness Week: And How We’re Helping

    Dan Tiley
    20 Jun 2014 | 2:00 am
    Animal Rights Awareness Week is running from Thursday 19th June to Wednesday 25th June and here at Animal Friends we are always looking for ways to help animals in need. Animals are treated appallingly on a daily basis and it’s just not on, especially when they do not have the ability to stand up for […] The post Animal Rights Awareness Week: And How We’re Helping appeared first on Animal Friends.
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    The Chronicles of Cardigan

  • That Picture Don't Make a Lick of Sense: Just What Kind of Show Is This?

    Elizabeth Keene
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:15 pm
    Hope you didn't think I'd run out of material for this little blog feature (since it's been a little longer than usual since the last one). Because, no.So, are you ready?! Cool!Tell me, WHAT IN THE WORLD is going on in this picture*?* Some of you might remember this one. In fact, some of you gave me the idea for some of the choices you're about to see. So if you do (remember), congratulations! You've been reading longer than my kid has been able to ride a bike! (Not really, but it's close.) THANK YOU! ☺A. The old man in orange is getting a cheap thrill. B. The poodle is getting a cheap…
  • Tacky Cardigan: What the Ground Might Say to a Dog - Baseball Edition

    Elizabeth Keene
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:51 am
    Have you ever thought about how much abuse the ground takes? Especially from dogs? Wonder what it might say, if it could talk? What's that? Only whack-o's wonder about such things? OK, I'll give you that.Also, I'm really sorry. You'll know why momentarily.Anyone going to see a baseball game this weekend? ☺Note: I know full well that no baseball diamond ever entertained a game in the snow. It was the only picture I had, OK? And I took it by accident last winter. Whack-o and sick-o are not synonymous!  Want me to consider a photo of your pet(s) for a tacky cardigan? (hehe, I bet you…
  • Your Dog Is Housebroken, So Why in Frell Aren't Your Clothes? (T-Shirt Review + Giveaway!)

    Elizabeth Keene
    13 Jul 2014 | 5:15 pm
    So, you wear your t-shirt around all day (including to take your dog outside to use the grass facilities), but then, just as soon as you change into your sleep attire, the shirt up and leaves a dirty mess all over your chair/carpet/bathroom floor/wherever you threw it?! Like it couldn't wait until it got to the wash?! Well, I'm here to tell you that you don't have to live that way anymore: Simply switch to wearing t-shirts from HouseBROKEN Clothing!Disclosures:This is a review of my new t-shirt from HouseBROKEN Clothing, BUT I made up the part about shirts leaving dirty messes on your stuff,…
  • Tacky Cardigan: Wherein I Turn Corgi Anatomy Into a Workweek Metaphor

    Elizabeth Keene
    9 Jul 2014 | 6:24 pm
    Yes, that's right. In honor of hump day (which is today, at least where I'm sitting), I have created an infographic of the workweek, except it's really a corgi.Note: Corgi is NOT to scale. Just pretend you're mini Mike Teavee from Willy Wonka.According to my calculations, I'll be positioning my butt on the fur slide in less than three hours. I hope it's a smooth ride!So, tell me: What, if anything, will you do differently on Monday, knowing that you're about to enter the Cheeky Forest? Will your outlook for the week change at all? ☺If you'd like me to consider a photo of your pet(s)…
  • That Picture Don't Make a Lick of Sense: Fashion Statement or Medieval Dog Weapon?

    Elizabeth Keene
    2 Jul 2014 | 7:58 pm
     OK, you guys (you all, y'all, yous, you 'uns)! Are you ready? OK, go!WHAT IN THE WORLD is going on in these (yes, two, nearly identical, except for the dog) pictures?!A. I don't understand the question; they look perfectly normal wearing those Hannibal Lecter-like face masks.B. We were testing out a top-secret product in development called SCAT, CAT! It was designed to keep cats out of your dog's "personal space." (And, incidentally, it works. Unfortunately, though, the cats laughed so hard, they peed outside the box; therefore, we could only rate it 1.5 stars.)C. I signed the dogs up…
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  • Dog Friendly Tour in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

    Legally Blonde
    30 Jun 2014 | 11:55 am
    This was our second happy adventure with the Victoria Pedicab company (  Asta loves the wind in her hair as we fly down the hills, and all of us like the personal tour and view.Dog Friendly Tour of Victoria, BC with Victoria Pedicab CompanyWe arrived on a cruise ship in the port of Victoria on a lovely Sunday afternoon.  Who wanted to go into a stuffy old bus for a tour?  No way. I emailed Andrew (the owner) ahead of time, and arranged for a 2 hour tour around the city to show my mom and me the sites. We had Soren as our tour guide - he…
  • Emergency Stop for Pet Food in Victoria, BC

    Legally Blonde
    30 Jun 2014 | 11:52 am
    We were travelling on the Star Princess from Alaska on our way back to San Francisco.  After 9 days I was running out of my dog's special food (Stella & Chewy's) - bad planning on my part!Emergency stop at a lovely pet store:  Paws on Cook, Victoria, BCI knew we'd be in Victoria and emailed a couple of pet food stores that looked as though they carried high quality food.  Jodi at Paws on Cook emailed me back almost immediately. They didn't have that brand in stock, but gave me information on a couple of high quality brands that had similar ingredients.  Wow.
  • Jumping through the Hoops to Get your Serviced Dog Admitted – Be Self-Reliant!

    Legally Blonde
    29 Dec 2013 | 6:34 pm
    We are on a fabulous cruise for the holidays: San Francisco to Hawaii roundtrip on the Grand Princess.  For the first time in our experience, two other service dogs are aboard!  A merry trio of Asta the Shih Tzu, Cupcake the Miniature Poodle, and Riley the Border Collie.  We just had our “inspection” from the veterinarian from the Hawaiian Department of Agriculture.  Asta went first.Microchip number on the documents matched the Microchip number of the chip she carries.  Original Signature on Health certificate dated within thirty days of our arrival (Frontline…
  • How to Tip and How Much on a Cruise

    Legally Blonde
    8 Dec 2013 | 9:58 am
    How to tip the staff that help make your cruise fabulous is always a challenge.  When you are travelling with a service dog, or otherwise need a bit of extra help and attention, tipping is a "must" in my view.Specifically, I tip our room/housekeeper staff at the beginning of the cruise (about two thirds), and then a final third at the end.  Same for wait staff in the dining room.  This helps ensure that we get a quiet table out of the way, where Asta the service dog won't get stepped on, and won't disturb other diners.I do not profess to be an expert on tipping, so I refer you…
  • Letter to the Hawai`i Department of Agriculture, Animal Quarantine Service

    Legally Blonde
    24 Aug 2013 | 10:19 am
    We are off to Hawaii for Christmas on Princess Cruises.  Here we are in August, and I have already received preliminary approval from the cruise line for Asta, the service dog, to come on board for our 2 week cruise from San Francisco roundtrip to Hawaii.  Next, I need to get preliminary approval from the Animal Quarantine Service (AQS) in Hawaii for Asta to enter the state under the Modified Program for service dogs, and arrange for her "inspection" in our first port of call, Hilo.  It is essential to get pre approval for entry well in advance.  Also, Hawaii only…
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  • Snooty: The World's Oldest Manatee

    Laurie Kay Olson
    19 Jul 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Snooty is a Florida manatee that lives in the South Florida Museum's Parker Manatee Aquarium in Bradenton, Florida. He was born on July 21, 1948 and is currently the oldest known manatee in the world. The marine mammal is turning 66 on Monday so this weekend the Aquarium has been having a big birthday bash for him. He even got his own birthday "cake" made of sliced fruit and veggies.
  • Pet Matchmaking Service Connects Lonely Hearts & Furry Paws

    Creature Features
    18 Jul 2014 | 1:12 pm
    A pet matchmaking service set up by a Chinese college student is so confident in their romantic remediation, they also offer to arrange wedding packages so lovestruck dogs & cats can put a ring on it.
  • Animal Heroes: Killian The Dog

    Laurie Kay Olson
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:28 am
    It is not unusual for a dog to become a hero, but it may be a bit unusual for a dog to rat out a bad babysitter. That is just what happened when the Jordans noticed that Killian, a black Labrador Retriever/German Shepherd mix, became extremely upset and agitated when the babysitter, 22-year-old Alexis Khan, would arrive for work.
  • Welcome To Rabbit Island!

    Laurie Kay Olson
    16 Jul 2014 | 11:48 am
    Okunoshima is an island in the inland Sea of Japan in the Hiroshima prefecture and, despite its dark past, is now known more commonly as Usagi Jima, or Rabbit Island. The island is a tourist destination and sports a hotel, golf course, hiking trails, and campgrounds. One of the real draws of the island is the hundreds of feral but friendly rabbits that have the run of the island.
  • Animal Heroes: Tomcat Slinky Malinki

    Laurie Kay Olson
    14 Jul 2014 | 9:57 am
    Who says that black cats are unlucky? Janet Rawlinson is one lucky woman and she has a black cat to thank for it. Her normally aloof two-year-old puss, Tomcat Slinky Malinki, went out of his way to save her life after she collapsed on the floor of their home, drifting in and out of consciousness. It was truly her lucky day.
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    Wag The Dog UK

  • Should I Feed Table Scraps To My Dog?

    Guest Author
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:01 am
    Guest Author Every single dog owner out there will eventually feed their dog table scraps.  If he doesn’t, someone else will. It’s quite difficult to resist a dog, especially if he is specialized in begging. Guests will leave and your dog may end up eating a lot better than you did. The question is, will this be good for your dog, or not? A Professional Opinion Most of the veterinarians have a specific opinion about feeding table scraps to pets. Most of them will tell you that you need to avoid doing this since it is a bad idea for the dog’s diet. When dog food is purchased,…
  • Pet Insurance & Dog Travel Tips = A Happy Dog

    16 Jul 2014 | 9:35 am
    Maggie There is nothing better that taking a holiday with your dog, I promise you, you’ll see a whole new wagging view of the world. It’s also a great time to bond with your pet and we dogs are willing travellers as long as our two-legged companions know what to expect and are prepared. Now if your thinking about taking your dog on a road trip or family vacation, it’s best to start early while they’re still pups, especially with car travel. Nothing is worse, when a dog only thinks a road trip is a trip to the vet, so make sure you drive us around to fun places to…
  • A Stinky Dog [Review]-Aqueos Dog Sanitizing Wipes

    15 Jul 2014 | 9:23 am
    Maggie Summer walks are great, you can go all over the place; parks, trails, the beach you name it, it’s a great time of year to be a dog on the go. The summer also brings great smells and wonderful, warm and gooey sticky things on the ground. Trust me, I know and fancy myself as an expert in the best things to roll on to hide my beagley smell. It’s hard to say what my favorite thing to roll on, if I’m at the beach, a good smelly fish is wonderful, in the country or in parks, it’s really hard to choose, fox poo is pretty nice, but a nice grainy horse poo really stick…
  • 1, 2, 3, Little Summertime Videos Of Me

    14 Jul 2014 | 7:48 am
    Maggie Awww…. There is nothing better than getting a sweet surprise while checking out your email. It is so much better that all the spam that I need to delete.  Geez, all those people from Nigeria are always wanting to send me loads of money, but as dog, I don’t even have a bank account. Anyhow, I joined  Stupeflix  a couple of years ago and have used there services to make some of my videos. They have different types of layouts, you can also add music, captions and titles too.  Its super easy to use and then share them via Facebook, Twitter or Youtube. One of the things they…
  • Top 5 Pet Friendly Hotels In Turkey

    Maggie Cooper
    11 Jul 2014 | 5:19 am
    Maggie Cooper Did you know that no only is Turkey a vast and varied country boasting incredible landscapes and natural wonders but it’s bordered by four different seas. The country boasts an incredibly varied landscape that can cater for almost every kind of activity you could think of, Turkey has it all ­ from relaxing on the beach or a family holiday soaking up the culture and landscape. With beautiful historic settings to action-packed activity holidays amid stunning scenery, this could be an excellent place to explore with your favorite travelling pooch. So, are there any dog…
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  • PetsLady's Pick: Funny Kitty Pic Of The Day

    Laurie Kay Olson
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:51 am
    Hai! I had chosen my place for the dinner party! I hope we is having sea bass in sardine sauce.
  • Turn Your Mornings Magical With A Unicorn

    Kitty Devine
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:51 am
    First thing in the morning is when we all could use a little magic and most of us do that with a caffeine or herbal infusion of some sort. You can add just a bit more magic to getting started by drinking your morning pick-me-up from this totally cool 3D Unicorn Mug.
  • PetsLady's Pick: Totally Cool Lizard Pic Of The Day

    Laurie Kay Olson
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Why shouldn't I wears him as a crown. He's a monarch after all!
  • PetsLady's Pick: Funny Floating Pug Pic Of The Day

    Laurie Kay Olson
    20 Jul 2014 | 5:35 am
    It may be hot enough to fry an egg todays, but I is the coolest dog in ther pool!
  • Snooty: The World's Oldest Manatee

    Laurie Kay Olson
    19 Jul 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Snooty is a Florida manatee that lives in the South Florida Museum's Parker Manatee Aquarium in Bradenton, Florida. He was born on July 21, 1948 and is currently the oldest known manatee in the world. The marine mammal is turning 66 on Monday so this weekend the Aquarium has been having a big birthday bash for him. He even got his own birthday "cake" made of sliced fruit and veggies.
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  • My cat is fat. So what? Ten dangers of obesity in cats

    Signe & Maris Munkevics
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    In the previous article, we talked about the most common reasons why cats become overweight or obese. Some of the feedback we’ve received was in the spirit of, “So what if my cat is chubby? He isn’t gonna die because of it, right?”. Well, actually, cats do die of obesity. According to his owner, Moe weighs 25 lbs. Photo by Dan Perry Obesity is among the most common so-called preventable causes of death in humans, and there is not a single reason why we think obesity affects cats and dogs differently. In today’s article, you will learn about the most common problems that obese cats…
  • How can you avoid dusty cat litter?

    Signe & Maris Munkevics
    8 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Do you hate it when you pour dusty litter in a pan, and a large cloud of dust bursts into your face? We do, too. It’s irritating and makes you sneeze, cough, or at least flinch. The same thing happens when you scoop and dispose of the litter, and even when your cat digs in the litter. Unfortunately, the only solution to this is to switch the litter to a less dusty one. In this article, you are going to learn which cat litter types are non-dusty and can be used in place of dusty clumping cat litter. How to find non-dusty cat litter Maybe the solution provided above disappoints you because…
  • Top causes of obesity in cats

    Signe & Maris Munkevics
    3 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention has released the latest results of its annual survey, and as of now,  they say that “cats carry the largest share of the obesity burden with 57.6 percent of the population recorded as overweight or obese.” This is alarming, but to be totally honest, it’s not very surprising. The lives of our cats, not to mention our own lifestyles, have changed dramatically over the past several decades. The once mighty hunter is now a chubby observer. Why? Here are, in our opinion, four of the most important causes of obesity in cats. If you deal with…
  • Silica cat litter review

    Signe & Maris Munkevics
    30 Jun 2014 | 8:00 am
    In this article in our series of cat litter reviews, we want to take a closer look at advantages and disadvantages of silica cat litter—one of the newest types of cat litter on the market. Please note that this is a review of silica gel cat litter in general, not a specific brand. Everything mentioned here may vary from make to make. Silica cat litter consists of large, solid granules of sodium silicate. The porous structure of these granules allows them to absorb a lot of moisture (read: cat urine). Some say that the absorption power of this type of litter is strong enough to absorb…
  • What are benefits and losses of spaying and neutering a cat?

    Signe & Maris Munkevics
    25 Jun 2014 | 6:00 am
    Spaying or neutering a cat seems a very responsible step for pet owners to take, and pet owners are increasingly viewing this surgery as an obvious thing to do. That’s good. But have you ever wondered whether there are two sides to the story? In this article, you are going to learn not only the benefits of spaying or neutering cats but the disadvantages as well. Cat population control and breeding The most obvious benefit of spaying and neutering is an ability to control the cat population, particularly the part of the population that consists of unwanted cats in shelters and on streets. If…
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  • July 4th Warning

    Jason Rae
    3 Jul 2014 | 6:36 pm
    July 4th Service Announcement For Dog Owners:  Better late than never I guess but its the 3rd of July and tomorrow is the big day.  July 4th is one of the worst days on the planet for dogs all across the U.S. and the reason is because they think its WWIII.  Remember dogs have super hero type hearing and when they hear all the fire works going off it really freaks most dogs out.  This weekend animal shelters all across the country will get a huge influx in lost pets because most people will forget and leave their dog out when they go off to the firework shows.  Most of the time when dogs…
  • Nitro Learning “Leave It” With A Soccer Ball

    Jason Rae
    16 Mar 2014 | 12:42 pm
    Nitro the English Bull Dog is crazy for the soccer ball. We had the pleasure to board Nitro at our home and he was a blast to have around. I always love dogs with high energy and that love to play.  The issue we ran into is that once he got the ball in his mouth he became very possessive over the ball.  So his owner dropped him off the night before and I tried to play with him to get some energy out before going inside, and getting this ball was not even an option, so I woke up the next day and tried again with the same result.  I thought it would be a great time to grab the camera and…
  • Duke Learning Touch

    Jason Rae
    10 Sep 2013 | 5:33 pm
    In this video Duke is learning the touch technique to help him get over his shyness and meet new people. Remember when your dealing with dog training weather the dog is shy or not shy just look for the replacement behavior you want and then focus on that. We did by taking two simple steps and not rushing the process in any way. Remember keep the sessions short and fun, it’s always better to do more sessions than one long one. Also be patient because sometimes it just takes a while but in this case Duke picked this up pretty darn fast so he made a great video example. So always love and…
  • Rescue Dog Shot Left For Dead

    Jason Rae
    4 Aug 2013 | 9:00 pm
    I was approached by a local rescue here in Apple Valley Ca about a special case in training a shy dog that had been shot and left for dead in the desert. I was blown away after meeting this little puppy because he was such a great dog. He was really shy but I would be too if the last human I saw shot me and then left me in the desert. Even tho we are packed and super busy I could not say no so we took him for training to prepare him for adoption. He is a great dog that is good with kids, cats and other dogs so he is well rounded. I have to say the only issue he has is being really shy so…
  • Loyal dog continues to attend mass at church

    Jason Rae
    18 Jan 2013 | 10:16 am
    A loyal dog whose owner died late last year has apparently been showing up for Mass every day for the last two months at the church where the funeral was held. Tommy, a 7-year-old German shepherd, used to accompany his owner, Maria Margherita Lochi, to services at Santa Maria Assunta church in San Donaci, Italy, according to the Daily Mail, and was allowed to sit at her feet. After Lochi died, the dog “joined mourners at her funeral service” according to locals and “followed after Maria’s coffin” as it was carried into the church. Tommy, a stray who was adopted…
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  • Friend Of PupLife: Abby

    Eric Houtkooper
    10 Jul 2014 | 9:37 am
    Meet Abby, our newest friend at PupLife. She is super sweet with her new Personalized Buckle Dog Collar.
  • Friend Of PupLife: Hershey Kiss

    Eric Houtkooper
    16 Nov 2012 | 7:35 am
    This 5.5 pound chocolate toy poodle is named Hershey Kiss. Appropriate, given her colour and the fact that friends of PupLife adopted her as a puppy on February 14th. Isn't she a cutie?
  • Winners Of The 2012 PupLife Dog Halloween Costume Contest

    Gavin Terrill
    2 Nov 2012 | 8:37 am
    Congratulations to Odie The 3 Headed Chihuahua, the top winner of PupLife's 2012 Dog Halloween Costume Contest. Second place goes to Daphne as Harry Paw-ter and third prize goes to Odysseus the Kosher Hot Dog. Aren't they awesome? Thank you to everyone that entered this year. This was the best costume contest ever and it was very difficult to decide. In fact, we have named several entries as Honorable Mentions this season, so check your email accounts for special notifications on that. We hope everyone had as much fun with this year's costume contest as we did. Stay tuned as we'll be starting…
  • Dog Halloween Costume Contest: Elton John The Knight

    Eric Houtkooper
    1 Nov 2012 | 6:55 pm
    Elton is a cavalier king Charles spaniel. The breed originated from Royal Spaniels of King Charles II. They can truly act like they think they are Royal and especially Elton. I sometimes call him Sir Elton and that is why I thought a knight costume was perfect. I adopted Elton over a year ago and he has quite the personality. He thinks he is King of the Castle.  He sleeps in the bed with me. Sometimes I get pushed to the side of the bed, but if Elton is comfortable he will not budge.  He is only 12 pounds but he can hang with the big dogs. As you can see from this photo, he has eyes…
  • Dog Halloween Costume Contest: Lucy The Giraffe

    Gavin Terrill
    1 Nov 2012 | 6:46 pm
    My little Giraffe Lucy is a Mini Pincer/Chihuaha mix who just turned 1 year old on Oct 29th.  She loves being dressed up and loves to pose for the camera.  She is fun loving and a bundle of energy, and loves to give puppy kisses! I saw this costume on a website and the cost was $45, i made this costume for under $10.  With her log legs, I knew she would look perfect in it, and as you can she, she comes pretty close!
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  • July 15 is Pet Fire Safety Day!

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

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

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

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

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

    27 Jun 2014 | 6:00 am
    Three Pugs named Roxy, Blue and Bono have starred in the cutest remake of the television series "Game of Thrones." Reenacting their human counterparts of Joffrey Baratheon, Daenerys...
  • Ugliest Dog 2014 Winner Brings Awareness to Animal Rescue

    23 Jun 2014 | 8:00 am
    There are countless dog beauty contests in the world that celebrate the beauty and stature of dogs, but one event really stands out. This past weekend held at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds in...
  • Infographic: How to Choose Your 1st Dog

    18 Jun 2014 | 8:00 am
    Considering being a new pet parent? The responsibilities can be overwhelming, especially if this is your first dog. Size, energy levels and maintenance are among the things to consider when selecting...
  • Pooches on Holiday – World’s 1st Waterpark for DOGS Open!

    13 Jun 2014 | 8:00 am
    With summer just around the corner, some of us are already preparing our next holiday vacation. While dogs have become part of the family, many pet parents are planning their vacations around their...
  • DOGS Star in Korean Drama Music Video

    11 Jun 2014 | 8:00 am
    Korean dramas are known to overdramatize human emotions with its use of surprising plots, melodramatic music, mood lighting, slow-motion videography and gorgeous actors and actresses, but what...
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  • Ten Ways in Which Canine Diet May Affect Behaviour

    22 Jul 2014 | 6:24 am
    Different dogs digest, metabolism and utilise different diets to different degrees of efficiency and sometimes a product with alternative ingredients and/or a different nutrient balance (the way in which the protein, fat and carbs are balanced) can make a difference for the better in the case of a very excitable or reactive dog since different feeds affect the blood sugar, serotonin lev...
  • Carried into Battle - The history of horses and war

    22 Jul 2014 | 6:20 am
    Chariot horses About 4000 years ago the first spoke wheel chariots appear. Used to carry troops into battle and as mobile archery platforms, this new warfare spread across Europe and Asia and the horse’s place in battle was sealed. Best known as the mode of transport for the Egyptian and Hittite armies, and later the early British, the peak of chariot warfare can be seen as th...
  • Can Feral Cats Really be Tamed?

    21 Jul 2014 | 4:23 pm
    The first thing you need to establish is whether a cat is indeed feral or if they are a stray. With this said, as long as feral kittens are caught when they are still very young and you have the time and the patience to socialise them, the more chance you will have of owning a loving little cat. The same can be said of older feral cats with the difference being it may well take a long time to w...
  • Common Illnesses in Budgies

    21 Jul 2014 | 4:18 pm
    Normally active and full of chatter, an unwell budgie can sometimes be easily spotted by their changing behaviour.  However, like all birds, budgies are adept at hiding weaknesses so can still manage to hide the symptoms of an illness.  Observation can be the best tool, noticing change in behaviour or eating patterns that may be a sign something is wrong. Tumours ...
  • Omphalitis - A Condition that Affects Chicks

    21 Jul 2014 | 8:46 am
    Also known as either Yolk Sac infection or Mushy Chick Disease, Omphalitis is one of the most common causes for chicks dying in their first week. This is even more the case when chicks are hatched out in incubators because the environment is just perfect for bacteria to take hold and thrive. The condition is a bacterial infection that occurs in the yolk sack with various types of bacteria being...
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    McLean Puppy Chronicles

  • Puppy Sitting: Barrett

    CD McLean
    5 Jul 2014 | 3:14 pm
    On Sunday, I asked the girls in my advisory what day they wanted to have advisory tea and I got a surprise request from one of my advisees.  She wanted me to bring Dewey by the hospital to see her.  Her appendix had burst and a therapy dog had been by to visit and she would love it if I could bring Dewey by to see her.  It just about broke my heart to tell her the day before we had returned Dewey to Southeastern.  So, of course, I asked around to see if anyone would lend me their puppy so that I could bring it by the hospital to visit her.Barrett at St. Joseph's in…
  • Dewey Goes In For Training

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

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

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

    CD McLean
    22 Jun 2014 | 2:10 pm
    We were invited to hear the band Two Dog Night perform at the American Legion today.Sign for 2 Dog Night. It was great because the bass player is also a puppy raiser for the Pinellas East Group: Alan Horner.  So, of course we went! Here's a shot of Alan singing and playing.It was nice to be at "the band's" table. The music was wonderful: the Eagles, 3 Dog Night, Jimmy Buffett, Beach Boys.  Their playing was great and their voices blended well too.  Dewey looking very relaxed.  Dewey took his cue from the laid back music and chilled under the table.  He…
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    Hairless Cat

  • The Wonders Of The New Clash Of Clans Astruce

    15 Jul 2014 | 10:41 am
    With much preference to the new clash of clans astuce, you are sure to find several wonderful things in the game. Firstly, the upgraded levels remain one of the wonderful things to find with the new game version. Players from all forms of life can play the game anywhere and anytime. This makes the game a wonderful option for fun. If you are looking to catch fun while playing an online game, clash of clans will surely offer without delay. You may ask, where will the fun come from? Well, the fun is actually going to come from the excellent features that the new clash of clans offers to players.
  • The top plumbing tips you can get from lake jackson plumber

    23 Jun 2014 | 10:42 pm
    If you live in Lake Jackson, you must have at one time experienced plumbing problems. Though some are complicated to deal with, there are some problems you can fix without calling an expert. If the problem is bigger, call the Lake Jackson plumber who gives several tips. The first tip that helps to avoid plumbing issues involves tackling minor problems. Many homes have tools and applying general knowledge prevents major complex. Tools like pipe wrench can help you tighten loose water pipes and nuts to avoid leakage. A sewer snake will help you open the clogged drains and piping layout. During…
  • Humble Image Bundle

    7 May 2014 | 9:43 am
    I’ve mentioned several times that I’m a huge book lover. Not only that, but as a child, I would be keeping a huge collection of random comics, a passion I’ve kept after my father. This may not be a popular hobby nowadays, considering the constant decline of book reading as a free time activity, but I can’t live without it. That’s why when I heard about the newest Humble Bundle, I just couldn’t be any happier. You will know why soon, as I’m going to demonstrate it to you, the readers. Enjoy the article. Collaboration with Image Comics resulted in a creation that hasn’t been…
  • Few quick house sale tips

    26 Feb 2014 | 4:30 am
    Selling an old house is not an easy job and sometime it can take a lot of time to sell your house. However, there are some simple tips that are highly effective and helpful for those people that want to sell their house. In order to help you with it, here are few quick house sale tips that can help you as well for this task. Clean your house: Whether you are living in this house or you are selling a house that is not being used by anyone at this time, if it is not clean prospective buyers will show less interest in it. So make sure you properly clean your house before placing it on sale or…
  • A Guide When Getting A Blackwidow Tattoo

    12 Feb 2014 | 8:18 pm
    How do you choose the best blackwidow tattoo? Many people often ask themselves this important question before making a choice. Here is a guide how to make the best choice; First, you must always look at the reputation of the tattoo expert before using their services. This will always enable you to not only get the best tattoo but also enhance its visibility on your body. With most people in the market offering these tattoos, it is very important that you choose a reputable expert before getting the services. You must make a decision on the part of the body where you want to get this…
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    a2z Pets Info

  • 10 Exciting and Elegant Pet Furniture Ideas for Dogs and Cats

    Keith Mom
    14 Jul 2014 | 1:12 am
    Are you a pet lover? Whatever the type of pet you have, they create fun atmosphere but make sure you are taking proper care for its well-being and comfort. Furniture of your home takes important part while providing everything required for pets. Creating innovative and comfortable furniture designs is most brilliant idea to keep your […] more on...
  • 4 Important Steps For Feeding Baby Bunnies

    Keith Mom
    13 Jun 2014 | 2:18 am
    Are you raising newborn bunnies in your backyard? Raising newborn or baby bunnies can be both fun and a challenging task for a pet owner as well. This is because a great amount of care must be taken in initial stages of their new life to ensure healthy growth and survival. Here are a few […] more on...
  • Himalayan cat grooming tips

    Keith Mom
    5 Jun 2014 | 6:52 am
    The Himalayan cat is a result of cross breeding Siamese and Persian cats. They are very loving and are well known for their calm temperament. The Himalayan cat with their light colored, thick beautiful fur coat look stunningly beautiful. The Himalayan cat’s lovely fur needs daily maintenance to keep it soft and clean. During the […] more on...
  • Water Turtles as Pets

    Keith Mom
    27 May 2014 | 8:16 am
    Aquatic turtles or water turtles spend most of their time in the water. They leave the water only to bask on dry land. Water turtles make great pets and with a little care and understanding will live a long and healthy life. Besides proper food, turtles need space, light and moisture. The Turtle Tank Now […] more on...
  • Top Ten Best Snakes for Pets

    Keith Mom
    13 May 2014 | 6:34 am
    Pet lovers commonly prefer domesticated pets like Dogs, Cats, white mice, birds like lovebirds, parrots, pigeons, etc., fish and rabbits. Some pet lovers however prefer exotic pets like snakes. Keeping a snake as a pet is not for the weak hearted. The biggest hurdle to the fulfillment of this dream is the opposition from family. […] more on...
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    Dog With Blog

  • Hope comes Home

    Abhishek Joshi
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:54 pm
    Hope comes home. It’s an early Sunday afternoon and we are rushing to reach the place where we usually had our breakfast. We wait at the signal and a regular sight from Indian roads meets our eyes – an Indian ‘stray’ dog struggling to cross the road, wagging its tail tentatively at each passer-by and gazing up at every vehicle in an attempt to reach out to those inside. The definition of “stray” in the literal sense, applied to this dog – she looked lost, wandered around, drifted from one corner of the footpath to the other and clearly seemed direction-less. Yes, that in…
  • Humans of New Delhi

    Abhishek Joshi
    20 Jul 2014 | 2:32 am
    In this great city brimming with a billion breaths, every day is a story, every night a poem. Some make sense. Others wait to be deciphered. Lost in the vast bleakness of urban diaspora, sometimes I have come across humans too. Dust specks dance. All you need is a stray sun ray.Mile-aging a longer day in the cubicle, it was dark by the time I left the office premises. The punctured tire mocked me and I waded through the darkness for a mechanic. A sly smile greeted me at the makeshift workshop. Never a fan of the cigarette smoke, I strayed a little far off the nicotine periphery only to catch…
  • The Dog who knew no tricks

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

    Abhishek Joshi
    20 May 2014 | 3:36 am
    Dogs are our true but often silent companions. Puerile of spirit and kind of heart, they are the closest to divine that we can ever be.A few months back, work got tedious. Rather, the workplace did. I was so detached from the people around me that I would get restless spending each hour in front of my computer. I almost got up every quarter of an hour, climbed down the stairs and met the dogs. One mother and her two pups, the guys I named Hachiku and Chiku. Their father, Blacky would sometimes come back into the building complex after pursuing some fight or the other, gladly meet up, wag his…
  • It has always been Dogs

    Abhishek Joshi
    29 Apr 2014 | 10:48 am
    As a child she didn’t believe in best friends but teddy bears. And then one day she realized it was stupid to play with a stuffed toy.Filled with dust and longing, in the attics the teddy bear waited for her till rodents and ruthlessness consumed it.In a long enough timeline, the best of friendships run dry.  Either I don’t know humans or I know them too well.  And every time I find dog fur on my blazer, the assurance resurfaces – sans gimmicks of all that’s said and sung in the name of companionship, tucked on the shoulder blade rests my own private totem that can never…
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    Cat & Canine Chronicle

  • Winners of Round 1 of our #SureSelfie Campaign

    15 Jul 2014 | 8:24 am
    We had some great entries in the first round of our #SureSelfie campaign which had a World Cup theme. Pet owners were asked to share a picture of them and their pet on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #SureSelfie. And here are the winners! 1st                       2nd                       3rd                               Take part in the second round of our #SureSelfie campaign using the…
  • SureFlap Summer Pet Selfies – #SureSelfie

    1 Jun 2014 | 8:03 am
    The summer is here and we want to celebrate the love of our pets in our Summer Pet Selfies campaign! Over the next eight weeks we will be asking pet lovers everywhere to share pictures you’ve taken of yourself with your pet i.e. pet selfies! To enter, all you need to do is post a pet selfie on our Facebook page, on Twitter or on Instagram and include the hashtag #SureSelfie using the current theme for inspiration. Every two weeks there will be a different theme and at the end of each fortnight we will choose three winners to receive one of these fantastic prizes: 1st Prize –…
  • SureFlap Easter Contest 2014

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

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

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

  • These Puppies Are Having Way Too Much Fun

    2 Jul 2014 | 8:45 am
    These puppies were having so much fun one of them took a little spill when he miscalculated the slope while playing a game of chase with the yellow Labs. If you don’t recognize the quote it was from Batman Begins.  After a young Bruce Wayne falls in a well his father tells him: “And why […]
  • 3 Tips To Help Perfect Your Puppy’s Down-Stay

    25 Jun 2014 | 5:42 pm
    Yep, it takes time to teach your puppy a good down-stay.  Your puppy is not born knowing how to perform a “down” or a “stay” let alone both at the same time. Sorry, we’re not going to teach you how to train your puppy to down-stay today.  Instead here are some more advanced tips on […]
  • I Hate This Dog Bed! Puppy Boredom or Anxiety?

    17 Jun 2014 | 11:15 pm
    Adelle is a clever one!  She doesn’t just tear apart and shred the stuffing from her dog beds. Nope, she’s very methodical with her dog bed destruction.  She locates the zipper, proceeds to unzip, then starts removing the stuffing.  I was surprised to see she was able to do this with 2 of her doggy […]
  • 5 Things I’m Considering Before Raising My Next Puppy In Training

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

    11 Jun 2014 | 1:01 am
    Nope, this isn’t Star Wars and we’re not talking about real puppy clones.  These are just plush puppy clones, but they sure do look like the real thing.  Don’t they? Will the real Adelle please tilt your head? The puppy on the left was Adelle’s little play buddy from her first days with us.  We […]
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    Hannah the Pet Society

  • Portland Dog Park’s: Hannah’s Top Pick

    The Hannah Team
    16 Jul 2014 | 3:25 pm
      Compared to other areas in the continental U.S., Portland doesn’t get a lot of sunshine or clear skies.  But when we do see that big yellow ball in the sky, we know better than most how to take advantage of it!  On any given sunny weekend, you’ll see open-air street fairs, food and drink festivals, city-wide river floats, and even pet-centered activities.   We’re lucky here in Portland.  Considered by many to be the most pet-friendly city in the country, our Pets enjoy the luxury of accompanying us to the farmers market, the pub and of course, the dog park! Portland has…
  • Who’s in Charge Here?

    The Hannah Team
    9 Jul 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Competition is a natural element of canine society.  Dogs, like other animals both wild and domestic, compete for food, mating partners, resting spots, toys, etc.  Dominance and submission is a way to determine these things through what is essentially a hierarchical ranking system.  As social creatures, dogs tend to organize themselves in their packs and social groups.  In play or work, some dogs will behave in a somewhat supervisory role, controlling the play and leading the charge, while others will often submit and follow the leader. Some Pet parents tend to see dominance as a…
  • Fireworks and Scary Noises!

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

    The Hannah Team
    25 Jun 2014 | 4:44 pm
    Have you noticed that some of the Northwest’s least welcome summer visitors have begun to buzz and attack as the weather heats up?  For most of us, mosquitos can be merely a nuisance; something to shoo away as we camp, hike, grill or just soak up the rays of summer.  But there are major risks associated with mosquitos, especially for Pet parents. Heartworm is spread by mosquitos and can be more dangerous than most people can imagine.  While it often goes undetected at first, heartworm can become more severe over time and can eventually become deadly.  But it is preventable with simple…
  • Take Your Dog to Work Day!

    The Hannah Team
    18 Jun 2014 | 10:48 am
    Pack some kibble, grab a leash and create a comfy spot under your desk, because this Friday is Take Your Dog to Work Day! Anyone who has visited one of Hannah’s Health & Education or Placement Centers has probably seen or even interacted with some of the many Pets who accompany their Pet parents to work.  The ability to bring our Pets to work is one of the perks of being a Hannah Team Member and allows our Pets to interact and socialize with hundreds of other Pets and people every week. If you work in an appropriate, Pet-safe environment and if your Pet has a calm, friendly and…
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    Two Little Cavaliers

  • No Bake Peanut Butter Carob Dog Treats #Recipe

    Felissa Elfenbein
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:49 pm
    No Bake Peanut Butter Carob Dog Treats #RecipeNo Bake Peanut Butter Carob Dog Treats All dogs love peanut butter, and these dog treats bars are so easy you’ll love to make them too! These no bake dog treats are perfect for warm summer days, these dog treats are ideal when you don’t want to turn the oven on and add unnecessary heat […]Two Little Cavaliers - Helping Dog Owners and their Dogs Live the Life They Deserve
  • Local Adventures With Your Dogs

    Felissa Elfenbein
    17 Jul 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Local Adventures With Your DogsLocal Adventures With Your Dogs With the weather being warm and inviting, you might want to take your dogs with you on your daily adventures. Here are 3 fun outing ideas for dogs that are perfect for keeping your dog engaged and active and will probably lead to some sort of an adventure. 3 Fun […]Two Little Cavaliers - Helping Dog Owners and their Dogs Live the Life They Deserve
  • Caring For Stray Cats – Easy Shelter For Stray Cats ‪#‎BlogPawsDIY‬

    Felissa Elfenbein
    16 Jul 2014 | 3:19 pm
    Caring For Stray Cats – Easy Shelter For Stray Cats ‪#‎BlogPawsDIY‬Caring For Stray Cats – Easy Shelter For Stray Cats Over the years Davinia, Indiana, and I have found ourselves feeders and guardians to a number of stray cats. These cats weren’t exactly feral but they wanted no part in coming inside. We could make sure they had food and a place to sleep if […]Two Little Cavaliers - Helping Dog Owners and their Dogs Live the Life They Deserve
  • Does Your Dog Experience Panic Attacks When It Storms

    Felissa Elfenbein
    15 Jul 2014 | 3:17 pm
    Does Your Dog Experience Panic Attacks When It StormsDoes Your Dog Experience Panic Attacks When It Thunders How to Care for Your Dog During a Storm When a thunderstorm or even worse, tornado hits, some dogs experience such overwhelming fear that they experience panic attacks. Some symptoms are peeing in the house, crying, scratching at themselves and the house, and hiding until the […]Two Little Cavaliers - Helping Dog Owners and their Dogs Live the Life They Deserve
  • How to Get Rid of Mice and Other Rodents Naturally

    Felissa Elfenbein
    14 Jul 2014 | 3:30 pm
    How to Get Rid of Mice and Other Rodents NaturallyDog Safe Tips: How to Get Rid of Mice and Other Rodents Naturally If you find mice or other rodents in your home, your first reaction may be to grab poisonous baits to banish them. These baits do work, however they can have tragic results if your dog or a child gets a hold of […]Two Little Cavaliers - Helping Dog Owners and their Dogs Live the Life They Deserve
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    K9 Instinct - Dog Nutritionist in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. K9 Instinct Blog! Dog Nutrition consultations online! - Blog

  • Product Review - Titan Tuff Dog Leashes

    5 Jul 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Leashes are an important investment, since we use them every single day and we rely on them for control and safety. Taking the time to select a good quality, reliable leash is an investment worth making! There are a lot of options available, but many of them break easily and can't handle large amount of pressure on the end of the leash. You want a leash that you can depend on for safety! The most reliable leash I have ever had the pleasure of using is no doubt the heavy duty Titan Tuff dog leash. This is a sturdy, high quality product that I feel extremely confident about using. It is a great…
  • Big Country Raw Dog Food Review

    24 May 2014 | 10:42 am
    Dog owners are constantly striving to provide the very best for their dogs, and nutrition tends to be one of the most important decisions you will inevitably make for your four-legged companions. Superior nutrition will help determine what kind of health and longevity your dog will have during its lifetime. The key to a disease-resistant, thriving dog that remains strong and energetic even into its senior years is mixture of genetics and a nutrient dense diet of fresh, whole foods. A raw food diet is the species appropriate, biologically correct form of food dogs were designed to eat and…
  • How to quickly and successfully potty train your puppy or dog!

    2 Feb 2014 | 7:58 am
    Potty training is one of the most important things all dogs need to learn in order to co-exist happily with their human families. Despite the importance of successful potty training, many dog owners struggle with fully house training their dogs. Potty training should begin the moment you bring your puppy or dog home, and reinforcing this behaviour should continue through out your dog's life. I do not recommend using pee pads for dogs, as this will create confusion for your dog in regards to whether or not they can use your home as a place to pee or defecate. Potty training is extremely…
  • Rawhide Bones can be Dangerous for your Dogs!

    1 Jan 2014 | 6:48 pm
    Rawhide bones an extremely popular dog chew that can cause a lot of problems for many dogs. The reality is that these "bones" are only 80% digestible and can cause digestive issues. Not only are they not fully digestible, but they are made with low quality ingredients that can negatively impact your dog's health and well being. Intestinal blockages caused by the consumption of rawhide bones can lead to death, and can wreck havoc on a dog's digestive system.Instead of feeding your dog potentially dangerous and unheathly rawhide bones consider selecting healthy, safe chews for your dog such as…
  • Product Review: Custom Unique Dog Tag from Tag Me Pet Tags

    20 Dec 2013 | 9:45 am
    Pet identification tags containing your phone number and address can mean a safe return home for a lost pet. Pet professionals across the globe cannot stress the importance of pet ID tags enough. I have seen my fair share of dogs finding their way into the shelter without identification, and no way to find out who they belong to. It's a sad, unnecessary potential problem in a dog's life that can be easily prevented. I have been searching for over a year to find a dog identification tag that was unique, and suited my male German Shepherd Hunter. I am quite picky with what he wears, selecting…
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    photography — the dogs of vancouver, bc

  • The More He Pulls...: Vancouver, BC

    Syv Ritch
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:24 am
    The More He Pulls...: Vancouver, BC   click on image for gallery The more his owner pulled, the more he pulled. As soon as he stopped pulling, so did the Jack Russell. CanadaBCVancouverDogs
  • The Evil Eye: Vancouver, BC

    Syv Ritch
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:21 am
    The Evil Eye: Vancouver, BC   click on image for gallery This dog is a whippet mutt, her owner wasn't too sure. Just the look and the holding of the head gives her the 'evil eye'. She was a very nice but skittish dog. CanadaBCVancouverDogs
  • The Mexican Special: Vancouver, BC

    Syv Ritch
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:16 am
    The Mexican Special: Vancouver, BC   click on image for gallery His name is Bo. He came from a Mexican rescue, so his owners don't know much of his history. Not only he loves to run, he needs to run or he 'destroys' the place. A couple of good runs every day and Bo's good. CanadaBCVancouverDogs
  • Milo Runs & Runs: Vancouver, BC

    Syv Ritch
    9 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Milo Runs & Runs: Vancouver, BC   click on image for gallery Milo runs and he runs. He prefers chasing the ball to anything else. He will skip any food or any treat to chase the ball. It's not a specific ball, it's any ball. Somehow he has no interest in Frisbees or sticks, just balls. CanadaBCVancouverDogs
  • Self Injury: Vancouver, BC

    Syv Ritch
    7 Jul 2014 | 7:55 am
    Self Injury: Vancouver, BC   click on image for gallery This Weimaraner was licking his foot so much, that it became raw. CanadaBCVancouverDogs
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    That Reptile Blog

  • Frog Facts: First Discovery of Egg Care by a Southeast Asian Treefrog

    Frank Indiviglio
    20 Jul 2014 | 7:49 am
    Uploaded to Wikipedia Commons by Andy king50 The breeding habits of a poorly-studied treefrog have recently grabbed the attention of herpetologists and amphibian enthusiasts. Although it is small in size and lacks a common name, Chiromantis hansenae is quite special. Recent research has revealed it to be the only Southeast Asian treefrog known to provide parental care to its eggs. Furthermore, it breaks the typical rules that apply to most other egg-guarding frogs in important ways. Very little is known about Chiromantis hansenae, which until now was thought to be an “un-remarkable”…
  • Pet Turtles: Ornate Wood Turtle Care and Breeding

    Frank Indiviglio
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:39 am
    Uploaded to Wikipedia Commons by Tornadohalt The well-named Ornate Wood Turtle (Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima)also known as the Painted Wood Turtle, Honduran Wood Turtle or Central American Wood Turtle, is one of the most exquisitely-beautiful land turtles in the Western Hemisphere. The first I saw, as a boy working for a NYC animal importer, stopped me in my tracks…as did others encountered in the field 30 years later! As curious and intelligent as the North American Wood Turtle (they are not related, by are similar in many ways), these striking creatures make wonderful, long-lived pets, and…
  • Emperor Scorpion Care: The Best Supplies and Terrariums

    Frank Indiviglio
    14 Jul 2014 | 11:51 am
    Hello, Frank Indiviglio here. Among the world’s 2,000+ scorpion species we find creatures of every conceivable size, description and lifestyle – some deadly, others which make interesting captives for mature keepers. I had the good fortune to work with many during my zoo career, and most of the supplies that I relied upon then are now readily available to hobbyists. The following article will assist you in preparing for scorpion ownership or adding to your supply of scorpion care items. Most of the information is applicable to a wide array of species…please post below for more specific…
  • Thawing Frozen Mice and Rats for Snakes and Other Reptiles

    Frank Indiviglio
    11 Jul 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Frozen rodents are now widely available in the pet trade and, when used properly, are a safe food source that can save time, space and money. As opinions vary concerning proper thawing methods, I thought it might be useful to outline the procedures that are followed in major zoological parks.  Based on the human food guidelines set down by the US Department of Health and Human Services and the US Department of Agriculture, they have served me well throughout my career as a zookeeper and herpetologist.   General Considerations There are two safe methods that can be used to defrost…
  • Fishing Spider: Habitat and Care

    Frank Indiviglio
    8 Jul 2014 | 11:37 am
    The largest true (“non-tarantula”) spiders that most folks in the USA will ever encounter, Fishing Spiders are at once fascinating and a bit intimidating. This is especially so for egg-guarding females, who may prefer to fight rather than flee when disturbed. I recently came across one such female below a dock, while accompanied by my 5 ½ year old nephew. Thanks to my long career as a zookeeper, the little guy has been up close to a huge array of animals since infancy, and especially favors spiders. After locating the spider, we swam out from beneath the dock to plan our capture…
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    Beagle Daily

  • Petco 4th of July Advice to Keep Pets Safe

    25 Jun 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Petco 4th of July Advice to Keep Pets Comfortable and Safe Fourth of July is a fun time to gather with family and friends. For pets it can be a very stressful time.  Every year when our family goes to see fireworks,people bring their dogs with them. One year when my family went to watch fireworks, as the fireworks began, a dog got scared and ran away. Our family along with others tried to find the dog. The dog was a year old black lab. After a few days, we found him. He was lucky, he ran across heavy traffic, a kind family picked him up. They found the tags on the dog and called the owner.
  • Dorchester Beagle Gets National Hero Award

    21 Jun 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Lucy the beagle received the National Heroism award, for her owner John’s Miles life.   John was taking Lucy for a walk, using the same route, they had take for eight years.  One morning very cold morning in November while crossing the avenue, they were both hit by a speeding car. Lucy while in pain limped into a dentist’s office and barked for help. The employees heard her, and called 911. It impresses me how much she loved her owner, to go and get help. If she hadn’t limped to the office, it would have taken longer for help to come. When your hurt, time is of the…
  • Iraq Army Veteran Saves Beagle

    13 Jun 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Iraq army veteran crossed three lanes of oncoming traffic on the interstate on Tuesday, to save the life of a beagle. He witnessed the beagle get hit by a car on the interstate that failed to stop. Once he crossed, he tried coaxing the hurt beagle off of the highway. Army veteran Schneider decided to try and pick up the hound. The beagle was in a lot of pain, and he decided the best way to help was to call animal control. He stayed by this baby’s side for three hours in the rain.I admire the compassion, and love he showed for this dog. Fox4KC Reports “At the end of the day, my combat…
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    About Doggies

  • Can Dogs Eat Doritos?

    About Doggies
    6 Jul 2014 | 1:48 pm
    If your dog finds you eating Doritos, she will most likely ask, if not beg, you to share your Doritos with her, but can dogs eat Doritos? The short answer would be that it’s not a good idea to share Doritos with your dog. While a few Doritos most likely wouldn’t hurt your dog, it’s best not to share Doritos... Read more →
  • How Much Does a Great Dane Puppy Cost?

    About Doggies
    7 Jun 2014 | 3:42 am
    Great Danes are great dogs famous for their giant size. They are also very friendly and loyal dogs who make excellent pets. The question is though, how much do Great Danes cost? Great Dane Cost The price of a pure-breed Great Dane puppy stays in the range of $500 to $1600. The cost of a Great Dane puppy varies depending... Read more →
  • What Is the Best Dog Food for Shih Tzus?

    About Doggies
    2 Jun 2014 | 10:47 am
    If you wish your Shih Tzu to be healthy and live a long and happy life, then one of the most important things is to make sure that all of his/her nutritional needs are covered. However, as there’s a lot of different dog food brands available, it can be difficult to choose the best one for your dog. So the... Read more →
  • Can Dogs Eat Poppy Seeds?

    About Doggies
    31 May 2014 | 3:40 pm
    If you are eating a muffin with poppy seeds, then your dog might start beg for a piece as well, but can dogs eat poppy seeds? The short answer would be no, it’s not okay for dogs to have poppy seeds or anything containing poppy seeds. The problem is that poppy seeds are toxic to dogs. Poppy Seeds Are Not... Read more →
  • Can Dogs Eat Butter?

    About Doggies
    31 May 2014 | 4:41 am
    Butter is not exactly what comes to mind when you think about dog food or “human foods” that are good for dogs as well. Would it, though, be okay to include butter in home made dog food? Can dogs eat butter? Can Dogs Eat Butter? A small amount of butter in your dog’s food is most likely not going to... Read more →
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    Jusani Culture blogs

  • Cutest Cats on Camera

    14 Jul 2014 | 7:50 pm
    Let’s talk about one of the most widespread and popular Internet trends in existence…you guessed it: Cat Videos! Videos of cats have spread far and wide throughout the web, and now it’s easier than ever to show off the hilarious and adorable things our furry friends do. Whether it’s being a little over confident in a leap, getting stuck in a box, or intensely following a laser beam, there’s no shortage of cute cats on camera. read more
  • ResQwalk Helps Make Exercise Fun!

    10 Jul 2014 | 7:55 am
    Many of us enjoy going outside for a nice evening walk after a really long day. Oftentimes, we bring our furry companions with us when we do; it is a fun way to spend time with our dogs (and even cats!) after a hard day’s work. read more
  • Summer Poppy Scarves To The Rescue

    7 Jul 2014 | 4:16 pm
             One of the many ways we at Jusani help animals is by partnering with amazing sellers who make handcrafted items, and the sale of each of their items benefits the shelter we partner with each month. It’s a great way to purchase a quality, handmade item, while supporting animals in need. read more
  • Providing Love and Care to Rescued Pets

    1 Jul 2014 | 9:07 pm
    In only a year of life, Dutchess has experienced more hardship than most dogs experience in a lifetime. Brought to a local shelter as a stray, Dutchess was badly matted and had wounds covering her entire body. Emerald City Pet Rescue saw that Dutchess was in desperate need of help and immediately stepped in to get her the care she needed. read more
  • 5 Myths About Shelter Pets

    29 Jun 2014 | 5:21 pm
    Shelters and the animals they take in are often given bad reputations. Unfortunately, there are many false assumptions made about shelter animals, their personalities, and their ability to be good pets.  The truth is, however, that many of these assumptions are false. Here are 5 of the most common myths about shelter animals, and why you shouldn’t believe them. If you’re considering getting a new animal, please consider visiting your local shelter! read more
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    The Labrador Site

  • Night Waking: how to restore the peace

    22 Jul 2014 | 12:30 am
    Night waking is a common problem behaviour in Labradors under a year old. If your dog is barking and howling at night, this article will help you restore peace to your household. By around five months of age, most Labrador puppies are sleeping through the night until a reasonable time in the morning. We all vary in what we define as reasonable labrador behaviour, but for me it means remaining quiet until after 6:30 am. Anything before that is ‘night-time’ in my book. Puppies vary in their bladder capacity and some Labradors can last long enough for you to get a half decent sleep, say…
  • Labrador Behaviour Problems: FAQ

    20 Jul 2014 | 5:43 am
    Many visitors to this site, come here to find the answer to a problem Quite often this is a behavioural problem that they are having with their Labrador. Labradors behaving badly The nation’s favourite dog is not always as well behaved as we would like. Fortunately Labradors are very intelligent and can learn new behaviours quite easily The following are common questions that we are asked, by owners of Labradors that are causing problems for their carers. You’ll find resources to help you change your Labrador’s behaviour, in the links below each question How do I stop my dog jumping up?
  • Aggressive and Reactive Behaviour in Labradors

    16 Jul 2014 | 12:30 am
    This post is by Sian Ryan MSc If you love Labradors partly because of their reputation as sociable and easy going dogs, then acknowledging that your own Labrador doesn’t neatly fit that image and is reactive around other dogs, or people, can be very difficult. It can be made much harder by other people’s responses. They simply don’t believe you when you ask them to call their off-lead dog away from yours on lead because he doesn’t like other dogs: ‘But he’s a Labrador! They love everyone. Just let him off and he’ll be fine; it’ll do my dog good…
  • Getting help with your Labrador questions and problems

    14 Jul 2014 | 3:37 am
    The team here at the Labrador Site want to thank you for all the wonderful comments that you post on our Labrador training, and care articles! We do read them all,  we really enjoy hearing about your dogs, and your feedback is important if we are to keep the site fresh and relevant. Indeed, many of the articles here have been inspired by your questions and stories. Many visitors! We now welcome over a quarter of a million visitors to The Labrador Site each month. And as you can imagine, that generates quite a lot of feedback. Many of you are leaving questions about your dogs, in the…
  • Friday News Round (11th July 2014)

    11 Jul 2014 | 4:41 am
    We’ve had a fun week at The Labrador Site, and now to finish it off we’ve got that happy Friday Feeling! Looking forward to a nice weekend, relaxing and having fun with our lovely Labradors. We hope you have been able to make the most of the summer sun with your family (furry and otherwise!). Let’s take a look at the week that was, as we look forward to the weekend. Working Hard and Doing Good There was never any doubt whether Labrador Retrievers are a devoted and loving breed. But we still love it when there are more reasons to cherish our treasured friends. This week our…
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    Online Guinea Pig Care

  • What Breed of Guinea Pig Should I Get?

    Chris Perkins
    8 Jul 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Looking for a guinea pig to look after can be a tricky thing sometimes, so here is a guide to help decide what breed of guinea pig should you get? Breeds that are easy to look after These breeds of guinea pigs are idea for beginners and those who have no experience of looking after guinea pigs. They are also great for older children to look after. They are also ideal for owners who don’t have a lot of time on their hands. American Guinea Pig – Short haired cavies who are very low maintenance. Elegant and sleek in appearance. Ideal for first time owners. Crested guinea pig – A short…
  • Guinea Pigs and the Animal Kingdom

    Chris Perkins
    5 Jun 2014 | 3:20 pm
    The Guinea pig is the best known representative of the family Cavidae but what is the relationship between guinea pigs and the animal kingdom? The guinea pigs is known as a rodent and a member of the animal kingdom. But how do they link up with other members of the animal kingdom and what is their place in the whole structure of life? This is quite a detailed post which looks to investigate this fascinating matter. We will be working backwards from the domestic guinea pig and up the order and will link it with other species it comes into contact with. An introduction to the animal kingdom The…
  • Can Guinea Pigs eat Only Hay?

    Chris Perkins
    5 Jun 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Guinea pigs love hay. They need to chew on it all the time so as to keep their teeth ground down and not painful as their teeth are constantly growing. This is a common trait amongst members of the rodent family so they always need to be chewing hay. In fact the greener hay, the more they like it. The more yellow it is, the less they like it. Image Flickr So can Guinea pigs eat only hay? Can guinea pigs eat only hay? They could do but they wouldn’t get a balanced diet. They also need vitamin c which they can get from vitamin c pellets or from certain veggies or fruit. Their diet should…
  • Do Guinea pigs close their eyes when they sleep?

    Chris Perkins
    26 Apr 2014 | 4:23 pm
    When guinea pigs sleep, they can either close their eyes or sleep with their eyes open. They have a remarkable ability to do both depending on the environment they are in. If they have their eyes open, it means that they feel anxious in some way about where they are in that they may be attacked at any point by a predator. By keeping their eyes open, they are able to react at a moment’s notice to a predator coming at them. It is a half composed state and you can tell they are sleeping as they don’t move at all. If they feel comfortable about the environment they are in, they will…
  • How Long Do Guinea Pigs Sleep For?

    Chris Perkins
    26 Apr 2014 | 4:21 pm
    When it comes to sleeping, guinea pigs do not sleep for long periods at all. In fact they do not have sustained periods of sleep like humans do. Instead, they tend to have short naps when they need to which vary in length depending on whether they are disturbed. They are very light sleepers and are always listening out for predators that may get them. So when it comes to how long they sleep for, it can range from a few minutes to a few hours at the most. However it is quite hard to tell whether they are asleep as they often sleep with their eyes open. But they are often very still when they…
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    The Pets Info

  • Dogs Checklist for a Healthy Summer

    16 Jul 2014 | 3:32 am
    When you are planning to go on vacation, you need to prepare summer dogs check list to keep your pet healthy all through the season. It is important to plan ahead for your pet, just the way you do for yourself as summers means as many health precautions for the pets as it means for any of us. Besides avoiding taking the pet outside in scorching heat, here are some friendly tips for keeping the dog or any other pet healthy all through the summer. Do your homework When you have chosen a destination, you should find out the rules and regulations pertaining to that area, before you start off on…
  • How Springtime Allergies Can Affect Your Pet

    4 Jul 2014 | 5:07 am
    Spring can affect both humans as well as pets. Learn how springtime allergies can affect your pet so that you can be well prepared for any kind of allergies. Spring brings new flowers, grass and plants to life and along with that the fresh blossoms can lead to allergic reactions in cats and dogs. The sensitivity to spring is similar to that of hay fever that occurs in humans. Allergies make your pets to lick, scratch and chew constantly, which could be frustrating. Pets can also suffer from watery eyes, disturbed sleep and runny nose. Root cause of allergies Studies report that nearly 20…
  • Advantages of Feeding Natural Food for Dogs

    1 Jul 2014 | 4:17 am
    There are various health advantages of feeding natural food for dogs. An organic diet shows many benefits such as keeping the pets away from any ailments and also giving them a perfect coat and shine. Organic food also helps the dogs in proper and easy digestion and keeps them healthy and active all the time. While these natural dog foods cost much less or nothing when compared with packaged and ready-made food, they grow the immunity of the pets and also recover quickly if at all there are any health issues. Decline in allergies and skin problems Branded dog food may not help promote problem…
  • How to Treat Conjunctivitis in Dogs

    20 Jun 2014 | 5:34 am
    As a pet owner, you should know common problems that are faced by the pets and how to treat certain eye problems such as conjunctivitis in dogs. It is also called as red eye. Conjunctivitis is a condition where inflammation is observed in the membrane covering the eyelids at the back and the eyeball surface. Symptoms Your dog’s eyes appear abnormally red and moist when it is affected by conjunctivitis. You may also notice behavioral change, characterized by irritation, pawing and frequent scratching of eyes. There may be one or more of the following symptoms and the treatments differ in…
  • Know the 5 Signs of a Flea Infestation

    10 Jun 2014 | 3:16 am
    Fleas are one among the annoying enemies of your pets and to clear them off immediately, it is essential to know about 5 signs of a flea infestation.These fleas are very tiny creatures, but can hinder the peace of your pets to a great extent. These parasites comfortably hide under the fur of your cats and dogs making it difficult for you to spot. Look closely for these prominent signs which indicate that your pet is infested with it. Your pet is scratching and biting the coat If your pet scratches always and bites his fur coat in some places, then it is a sure sign of flea infestation. Fleas…
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    The Best Cat Litter BoxThe Best Cat Litter Box

  • Tips for Traveling with Pets

    Angela Tempest
    3 Jul 2014 | 11:57 pm
    No matter where you want to travel with your pet and by what means you plan to get there, there are rules and regulations to take into consideration.  There are also tips to use to help make the process as stress free and painless for you and for your pet. Travel by car Whether you are visiting family, taking a trip or relocating, many people choose to transport their pet by car.  If you don’t feel confident doing it yourself, you can always search for a reliable pet transport service to do the job for you.  But if you decide to go it alone, here are a few pointers to remember. Before…
  • Benefits of Pet Health Insurance

    Angela Tempest
    3 Jul 2014 | 11:52 pm
    Pet health insurance is no different to other types of insurance – you take it out and hope madly that you don’t need to use it and have paid it for nothing.  However if you do need to use it, the right policy can be a massive benefit both financial and for simplicity.  So what should you look out for in a good pet health insurance policy? Exclusions Any insurance policy has exclusions and limitations and, unfortunately, pet insurance is the same.  So before you buy a product, make sure you familiarise yourself with these.  One of the most common ones is the exclusion of any…
  • Should You Groom Your Cat?

    Angela Tempest
    3 Jul 2014 | 11:48 pm
    Anyone who has spent any time around a cat will know they are extremely fastidious animals who spend a lot of time and care grooming themselves.  In fact, their bodies are adapted to allow this job to be done to the best of their ability, with backward pointing spines on their tongues and great flexibility in their bodies.  But it doesn’t hurt to give a hand with this process and your cat will enjoy the help and the attention. Why groom a cat? Cats have three types of hair on their bodies; down, awn and guard.  Different types of cats, especially pedigrees, have different proportions of…
  • Top Tips for Feeding Your Kitten

    Angela Tempest
    3 Jul 2014 | 11:43 pm
    Whether the kitten you are bringing home is your first, or just the first in a while, there are some top tips on how to feed a kitten and what to feed them on.  Normally, a kitten is around 12 weeks when you bring it home so while they are old enough to eat on their own, they will still need your patience and guidance to adjust to their new home. What to feed Kittens have different nutritional requirements from their food than a mature cat does so making sure you select proper kitten food is the first step to dealing with this.  There are plenty of well-known cat food brands that have a…
  • Best Litter Scoops

    5 Feb 2014 | 12:53 pm
      NameSizePrice ($, $$, $$$) Duranimals DuraScoop Cat Litter Scoop Medium Pureness Regular Litter ScoopLarge   The post Best Litter Scoops appeared first on The Best Cat Litter Box.
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  • Top 5 Reasons Your Dog Won’t Crate Train

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

    15 Jul 2014 | 8:31 am
    Thanks I.imgur for the happy dog photo It’s funny I was browsing Facebook the other day when I ran across a post from a “non-dog” person. On my friends list that relates to someone who doesn’t do “dog training” for a living and just has pets. After all, being a dog trainer, I am “friends” with a lot of other people in my profession; which is nice because it helps keep me current with what is going on out there! This friend was relating a story about how “Dumb” their dog was because her daughter (teenaged) was sitting on the floor calling out various names to the dog (none…
  • Mental Exercise Tires a Dog Physically More Than Physical Exercise Does

    11 Jul 2014 | 12:30 pm
    I love this quote by Ian Dunbar. Check out Ian Dunbar here . I have been saying this for years. And, quite frankly I kinda love Ian Dunbar. If I were to have an admiration work crush I think it would be on him and Karen Pryor. Check out Karen Pryor here. So I found this “meme” the other day while scrolling through Facebook and of course I shared it! It seems I may mention Facebook too much, ha ha ha, but my mind often has to multitask and so as I work, I go back and forth seeing what my friends and colleagues are up to in their lives. Anywho… I digress… another problem of mine……
  • It Is Easier to Just Clean It Up; Another Look at Potty Training

    7 Jul 2014 | 8:44 am
    Thanks Talent Hounds for the Photo I tend to write about life experiences, ha ha. I guess that is how we all learn. And, I don’t always have a scheduled plan about what I am going to write about from week to week. So I’ve mentioned it before and I will undoubtedly continue to mention it my bestest friends have just recently gotten a Yellow Labrador Retriever puppy for their family. They wanted my Fury, but I keep telling them we are a “package” deal and I am not sure they are up for the “me” part of that package! They had had him for about 5 days before my…
  • Don’t Avoid Real Dog Training

    30 Jun 2014 | 8:57 am
    Thanks Wikipedia for the Photo The happiest dogs on earth, in my opinion, are working dogs. TRUE working dogs; Guide Dogs, Service Dogs, Hearing Dogs, Police Dogs, etc. the dogs that go to work every day, or at least 5 days a week. These dogs have jobs, their lives are satisfying, they have purpose. Imagine Imagine sitting at home all day every day. You can’t read a book. You can’t watch TV You have to just sit there… okay maybe you have one or two toys you can play with… Would you go a little crazy? Dogs Can’t Read Because as Humans Because as humans we: Read books Watch TV…
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  • How To Puppy Proof Your House And Garden

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

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

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

    Mark Jenner
    29 May 2014 | 3:26 pm
    Before bringing a Labrador into your life and home, it's extremely important to sit down with the members of your household and agree a set of rules that everyone has to live by.By this I mean a set of rules not just for the dog, but the children, the adults, every human in the household too![Click to continue...]The post Set Some House Rules Before You Get Your Puppy Home appeared first on LabradorTrainingHQ.
  • Labrador Behavior Problems – What Are They Really?

    Mark Jenner
    12 May 2014 | 2:34 pm
    There are two kinds of behavior problems.Genuinely abnormal behaviors that are true problems and need addressing.But also, quite sadly, often what people call behavior problems are just natural behaviors for a dog and the problem isn't with the dogs behavior but with the owners unrealistic expectations instead.[Click to continue...]The post Labrador Behavior Problems – What Are They Really? appeared first on LabradorTrainingHQ.
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    Kurgo Dog Blog

  • Dog-Friendly Summer Events -2014

    8 Jul 2014 | 8:40 am
    Being outdoors with your pup is the best part of summer! In addition to hiking, biking, and camping we love all of the outdoor festivals and events. However, a lot of times our dogs aren’t welcome. Here we have put together some great events that welcome your and Fido. Do you know of a fun dog-friendly event? If so, post it in the comments or on the Kurgo Facebook page. Outdoor Concerts Outdoor concerts are a great place to bring a dog with a picnic and a bottle of wine. Look on your local newspaper’s website for free concerts in your area. also has a huge list of events…
  • Happy 4th of July! Keep Your Dogs Safe!

    3 Jul 2014 | 6:51 am
    The 4th of July is one of the best cookout days of the year, and not just for humans. I don’t have firm stats on this, but I’m pretty sure more hotdogs and hamburgers are dropped by kids (or inebriated adults) and stolen by dogs than any other day of the year, so of course our furry friends love the holiday. Unfortunately, after a day of pilfered lawn food, the fireworks come. The majority of dogs are terrified of fireworks, and that’s why more pets run away on the 4th of July than any other day of the year. Be sure to keep your pets safe and secure this weekend so your pet…
  • Top 5 US Dog Friendly Beaches

    Jenn Brooks
    25 Jun 2014 | 6:57 am
    There is nothing worse than planning a fun afternoon at the beach with your pup, and upon your arrival encountering the notorious “No Dogs Allowed” sign.  It is not easy to plan a trip to the beach with your pet, especially with dog wardens snooping around.  Fortunately, dog-friendly beaches are becoming increasing popular as people realize it is a win-win solution.  Dog owners, however, need to do their homework first before planning a day of fun in the sand and sun.  Visitors must ensure their dogs are up-to-date on their vaccinations and license, obey leash laws, and of course…
  • Hiking With Your Dog

    16 Jun 2014 | 7:46 am
    Enjoying the great outdoors with your pet is one of the best parts of the human-dog bond. Hiking through the wilderness together improves your health, brightens your mood, and brings you closer together. To ensure you have the best time possible on the trail, we’ve put together this easy checklist for you and your adventurous pup. Planning The first step in having a successful hike is planning. You should start looking around at the various hiking trails near you and see which one is the best fit. Some things to consider are:             Terrain- How steep is the trail? How…
  • 5 Awesome Summer Water Activites Your Dog Will Love

    12 Jun 2014 | 10:33 am
    There’s nothing quite like getting out and enjoying the refreshing water on a hot summer day.  Well, except maybe when you bring your favorite canine companion with you!  We’ve done a bit of digging to bring you some fresh ideas of how you can enjoy this summer’s beautiful weather together. Surfing There are few better nautical companions one can have other than their dog.  If your dog is one for the high seas, an excellent way to spend the day at the beach with them is to take them out on your surfboard while the surf’s up!  There are a number of surf shops who even offer classes…
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    Dog By Nature

  • Sunny: 1 Year Old!

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

    M G
    9 Jul 2014 | 2:03 pm
  • Sunny : 10 weeks to 6 months

    M G
    27 Jun 2014 | 5:52 pm
    Hope everyone has a GReat weekend! Here’s a smile to kick it off. A little project I’ve been working on…Sunny : the first 6 months.
  • Beachcomber

    M G
    26 Jun 2014 | 5:57 pm
    Sunny digging for pirate treasure on Beachside State Beach, Oregon.
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  • Counter Surfing Dogs And Thieving

    10 Jul 2014 | 12:54 am
    At some point while owning a dog, they are going to decide to either counter surf the kitchen, beg for food, steal garbage from the trash, or grab things from your hands and run away. This is playful for them and they really cannot help it.You need to keep in mind that this type of behavior is very natural for your dog. They are born to be scavengers to survive in the wild. However, good news for you is that you are not going to sit back and accept that they are thieving from you! There are lots of different strategies that you can use to prevent your items from going missing and to fix your…
  • Dog Behavior Training – Beat Problem Behaviors With Proven Techniques

    8 Jul 2014 | 9:14 pm
    Even if you have one of the nicest dogs there ever was, there comes a time when us, the dog owners, are going to need to call on dog behavior training. Some people call this behavior modification but it all comes down to solving the problems that your dog is having with their behavior.There are so many different kind of dog behavior problems and more are becoming more common every day. Every dog breed can have an issue and at any time throughout their lifespan. Near the bottom of this article I have laid out some of the most common dog behavior problems and then some of the training methods…
  • Pro Empire Dog Crate Review

    5 Jul 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Do you have a dog that loves to escape when you are not watching them? If you do, then there is a good chance that you need an escape proof dog crate to make sure they are safe and that the rest of your house is safe from their puppy search search and destroy mission. My favorite and many other dog loves have been recommending the ProSelect Empire Dog Crate.This is going to be a review of this crate that is built to be incredible strong and keep your pet safe for years to come.Click here to see more of this crateYou can be sure that your dog will not break out of this one. It is made of steel…
  • The Best Heavy Duty Escape Proof Dog Crate

    3 Jul 2014 | 11:11 am
    IF you have a large dog or even a small dog that loves to escape when you are not around, you need to look into an escape proof dog crate to make sure you can keep your dog locked up when you are not around the house.Regular dog crates are perfect for dogs that just need a place to sleep and for training but are not good for those who have nothing better to do than escape at a moments notice.Heavy duty escape proof crates are going to be a bit more expensive yes, but does that make up for the furniture that might be chewed up in the middle of the night while you are asleep? My guess is…
  • The Best Wireless Dog Fence Guide And Reviews

    2 Jul 2014 | 11:54 am
    Below we have selected and reviewed what we believe are the three best fences for you and your pup. After the table, if you are still unsure what is the best fit, we have written an extensive guide to help you pick out a wireless solution and a quick video explains how you can train your dog with some of the training training flags that are provided with each package. Make sure to read reviews of each product before purchasing to see what others have said and how well they are working for them.ProductPetSafe Wireless Pet Containment SystemPetSafe Stay and Play Wireless FenceHavahart Radial…
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    Dog With Blog

  • Hope comes Home

    Abhishek Joshi
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:54 pm
    Hope comes home. It’s an early Sunday afternoon and we are rushing to reach the place where we usually had our breakfast. We wait at the signal and a regular sight from Indian roads meets our eyes – an Indian ‘stray’ dog struggling to cross the road, wagging its tail tentatively at each passer-by and gazing up at every vehicle in an attempt to reach out to those inside. The definition of “stray” in the literal sense, applied to this dog – she looked lost, wandered around, drifted from one corner of the footpath to the other and clearly seemed direction-less. Yes, that in…
  • Humans of New Delhi

    Abhishek Joshi
    20 Jul 2014 | 2:32 am
    In this great city brimming with a billion breaths, every day is a story, every night a poem. Some make sense. Others wait to be deciphered. Lost in the vast bleakness of urban diaspora, sometimes I have come across humans too. Dust specks dance. All you need is a stray sun ray.Mile-aging a longer day in the cubicle, it was dark by the time I left the office premises. The punctured tire mocked me and I waded through the darkness for a mechanic. A sly smile greeted me at the makeshift workshop. Never a fan of the cigarette smoke, I strayed a little far off the nicotine periphery only to catch…
  • The Dog who knew no tricks

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

    Abhishek Joshi
    20 May 2014 | 3:36 am
    Dogs are our true but often silent companions. Puerile of spirit and kind of heart, they are the closest to divine that we can ever be.A few months back, work got tedious. Rather, the workplace did. I was so detached from the people around me that I would get restless spending each hour in front of my computer. I almost got up every quarter of an hour, climbed down the stairs and met the dogs. One mother and her two pups, the guys I named Hachiku and Chiku. Their father, Blacky would sometimes come back into the building complex after pursuing some fight or the other, gladly meet up, wag his…
  • It has always been Dogs

    Abhishek Joshi
    29 Apr 2014 | 10:48 am
    As a child she didn’t believe in best friends but teddy bears. And then one day she realized it was stupid to play with a stuffed toy.Filled with dust and longing, in the attics the teddy bear waited for her till rodents and ruthlessness consumed it.In a long enough timeline, the best of friendships run dry.  Either I don’t know humans or I know them too well.  And every time I find dog fur on my blazer, the assurance resurfaces – sans gimmicks of all that’s said and sung in the name of companionship, tucked on the shoulder blade rests my own private totem that can never…
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    Pet Nutrition and Animal Wellness on Mercola Healthy Pets

  • Want to Help Slow Your Pet's Aging? Consider This 25-Year Study

    21 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Dr. Becker Results of a study that has been running for 25 years conclude that monkeys fed a reduced-calorie diet live longer than those who are able to eat as much as they want. These findings add to a small but growing body of evidence that restricted diets prolong life in a range of species, including Labrador Retrievers.1 Restricted Calorie Diet Prolonged the Lives of Rhesus Macaques, Study Shows In the study, which began in 1989 at the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center, 76 rhesus macaques were separated into two groups. The group one monkeys were allowed to eat whatever they…
  • Shake, Shake, Shake

    21 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The slo-mo camera action on these dogs is both goofy and weirdly fascinating – especially for the long-haired ones… Comments (1)
  • Seasonal Mistakes to Avoid with Your Pets - Life-Saving Info Inside

    20 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Dr. Becker Summer can be the best of times for dogs – long walks, trips to the beach, camping trips – or it can be the worst – overheating, insects, and humidity, just to name a few. Of course, how your dog's summer pans out is mostly dependent on you, which is why it's important to plan accordingly if you're including your pet in your summer plans (and I hope you do!). Perhaps most important of all is simply ensuring your dog stays cool this summer, so I'll cover that first. If your dog gets overheated your summer plans will be over and, far worse, his health may be in serious…
  • The Many Faces of Owls

    20 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    From the sleepy Spotted owl to the no-nonsense Great Horned owl, this video shows the adorable – and sometimes fierce – aspects of this intriguing bird species.
  • Kitty Kisses

    19 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Exploring the world from the shoulder of her favorite person, this kitty is also learning the art of kissy face… Comments (1)
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    FlipFlop® Dogs » Blog

  • Summer Dog Treats

    16 Jul 2014 | 4:32 am
    Homemade Recipes for Summer Dog Treats     Feeling the summer heat makes us think of one thing, how can we cool off? More importantly, how can our dogs cool off? I don’t know about you all, but our dogs love to lay in the summer warmth. We can’t blame them but we can help to […] The post Summer Dog Treats appeared first on FlipFlop® Dogs.
  • Top 5 Reasons to Join an Emerging Franchise

    8 Jul 2014 | 3:40 am
    Why Becoming a Part of a Young Franchise is Beneficial   Investing in any franchise is a risk. You’re counting on franchisors for guidance; other franchisees for support and you’re investing a ton of money to build your business. Now add the risk factor of investing in an emerging franchise, a franchise with only a […] The post Top 5 Reasons to Join an Emerging Franchise appeared first on FlipFlop® Dogs.
  • Fourth of July Dog Safety

    24 Jun 2014 | 12:35 pm
      Happy July 4th to our FlipFlop family!   Before the parties and barbecues begin on Friday, ensure the safety of your dogs for a happy celebration. While we, humans, find enjoyment in July 4th festivities, our furry loved ones do not.  Whether you are having a party at your house or going to the […] The post Fourth of July Dog Safety appeared first on FlipFlop® Dogs.
  • Bloomberg Interview with FlipFlop Dogs

    19 Jun 2014 | 2:39 pm
    Bloomberg TV’s Segment, “Taking Stock with Pimm Fox”,  Featuring the FlipFlop Dogs Franchise   On Monday, June 16th, President and Co-Founder of FlipFlop Dogs, Taffy, interviewed with Pimm Fox in discussing the FlipFlop concept in the U.S. Coined as an alternative  for “dogs that don’t like kennels”, the FlipFlop Dogs franchise provides peace of mind to dog […] The post Bloomberg Interview with FlipFlop Dogs appeared first on FlipFlop® Dogs.
  • List of Summer Books

    12 Jun 2014 | 11:28 am
    Summer Reading List With Dog Lovers At Heart       O Magazine came out with a list of their top summer books for those kindred hearts toward man’s best friend. Some are oldies and most are based on true stories, but either way, they involve a plot of how dogs’ love and affection touches […] The post List of Summer Books appeared first on FlipFlop® Dogs.
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    Petplan Blog

  • Top 10 Most Expensive Dog Breeds

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

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

    Petplan Australia
    27 May 2014 | 10:26 pm
    It’s far better to avoid cancer than it to have to treat it. Pets are just as likely to get cancer as we are, so what can do to improve the odds? 1. Choice of pet Its not a big deal for cats, but for dogs there are some breeds with much higher risks of certain cancers. Bernese mountain dogs are at high risk for histiocytic sarcoma. Golden retrievers are at higher risk of lymphoma. Boxers and Staffordshire bull terriers are higher risk for mast cell tumours. Problem is, they’re all beautiful dogs and I would happily have any one of them. If you choose a mongrel, you’ve probably got the…
  • Veterinarians & Social Media Marketing

    Petplan Australia
    22 May 2014 | 6:50 pm
    More and more vet practices are using social media as part of their standard portfolio of marketing tools. Is it wise to introduce social media as a means of marketing your veterinary practice? How much time should be devoted to improving your existing social marketing strategy? The information in the blog, sourced from CM Research, will help you make an informed decision. While there is no statistic to suggest how many veterinary practices use social media as a form of marketing in Australia, it can be estimated that approximately 70-75% of veterinary practices use social media(based on…
  • Pet Cancer & Options for Treatment

    Petplan Australia
    21 May 2014 | 11:46 pm
    Pet Cancer & Human Emotions For some reason treating cancer brings so much more emotional baggage into my consult room than other equally serious diseases. Take heart failure – its routinely fatal, treatment can make huge differences to a patient’s quality of life, but eventually the disease will become resistant to the treatment and euthanasia will be necessary.  In my experience most people don’t agonise over whether it is right to improve their life when we’re not curing the heart disease.  We just focus on the patient and do what is right to make them feel better for as long…
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    Not In The Dog House

  • Step-by-Step: Learn How to Train a Dog to Potty on Command

    Shelly Hawkins
    18 Jul 2014 | 1:44 am
    So, you have already learned how to potty train your dog or puppy, in this guide we are going to learn potty training your dog on command. There are many advantages derived from this training. For instance, if you are traveling with your dog, you may find it helpful when you stop in a relief […]The post Step-by-Step: Learn How to Train a Dog to Potty on Command appeared first on Not In The Dog House.
  • 9 Things You MUST Know About Car Travel with Your Dog

    Shelly Hawkins
    13 Jul 2014 | 7:22 pm
    With the summer around the corner, you may have the face the choice between boarding your dog at a kennel or taking him along. If you are traveling by car, bringing your dog with you may be an option. Rest assured that given the choice, if your dog enjoys car travel, he would much prefer […]The post 9 Things You MUST Know About Car Travel with Your Dog appeared first on Not In The Dog House.
  • What You Ought to Know About Roundworms in Dogs

    Shelly Hawkins
    8 Jul 2014 | 7:49 pm
    Among the many things you do for your dog, routine fecal tests play an important role for your dog’s well being and overall health. Truth is, given the opportunity, pesky parasites are always ready to invade your dog depriving him of nutrients and causing a cascading chain of health issues that can range from mild […]The post What You Ought to Know About Roundworms in Dogs appeared first on Not In The Dog House.
  • Interested in Getting an Alaskan Klee Kai? Read This!

    Shelly Hawkins
    2 Jul 2014 | 8:53 pm
    For those who are enamored with Spitz-type dogs but don’t have much room for a large dog, the Alaskan Klee Kai offers quite a good compromise. Developed by crossing Siberian and Alaskan huskies with Schipperke and American Eskimo dogs, this breed is available in toy, miniature and standard sizes. Many people fall in love with […]The post Interested in Getting an Alaskan Klee Kai? Read This! appeared first on Not In The Dog House.
  • What Do You Need to Know to Protect Your Dog From the Summer Heat

    Shelly Hawkins
    29 Jun 2014 | 7:06 pm
    With the dog days of summer around the corner, it’s imperative to take steps to keep your dog cool. Most likely, with the pleasant outdoor weather approaching, you’ll be looking forward to spending more time in the great outdoors in company of your canine companion. When you are both out in the sunshine having fun, […]The post What Do You Need to Know to Protect Your Dog From the Summer Heat appeared first on Not In The Dog House.
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    Best Flea Medicine for Dogs

  • Why You Should Instantly Treat Your Pet with Fleas

    Shay Atik
    1 Jul 2014 | 6:45 pm
    Your pets are important to you. If your pet gets fleas and you see that it is uncomfortable, you would want to treat it instantly, just like you look for cures for your own health problems. Fleas directly relate to your pet’s health as it leads to itching, discomfort and pain, and for some dogs, even to severe reactions. If your pet has fleas, it could be so bothered by it that you won’t find it to be its playful self. Constantly bugged and bothered, your pet may lose its appetite too. Fleas attach themselves on the skin of the dog and suck blood. Being parasitic, fleas grow at the…
  • How to Treat Flea Infestation

    Shay Atik
    1 Jul 2014 | 6:42 pm
    If your dog has got fleas, it is important that you use the best flea treatment for your dog. Your dogs are an important part of your family and their well being must be ensured. The following tips can help you treat your dog with fleas: Flea Medicines for Dogs You could easily find pages and pages on the internet suggesting ways to treat your dog for fleas. Choose the best flea medicines to help your dog get rid of fleas. The medicine should be able to kill all adult fleas, larvae, and eggs. These medicines come as flea and tick spot on, collars, pills, sprays, and shampoos. You could decide…
  • Dog Fleas: Is your Child’s Interaction with your Pet Safe?

    Shay Atik
    1 Jul 2014 | 6:40 pm
    Children love their pets. They play with them, cuddle with them, and even share their biggest secrets with them. One of the first non-human interactions a child has is with his dog. The playful pets keep the children engaged and covertly teach them to care and to love. But is this interaction safe? Are there any health hazards posed to your child’s health as he interacts with your dog? Everything said in the beginning of the blog is utterly true. Dogs are wonderful pets, but if your dog gets fleas, this interaction between your dog and your child can lead to health problems. You may think…
  • 3 Signs your Dog Has Fleas

    Shay Atik
    1 Jul 2014 | 6:38 pm
    Fleas directly affect your pet’s health. As a flea bites your dog, its saliva goes under the skin of the dog causing itching and rash. Some dogs are allergic to flea bite and just a single bite could lead to a severe reaction. If you care about your dog, help your dog by regularly bathing it and looking for signs of fleas. Following 3 signs will tell you that your dog has fleas. Itching and Scratching If you see your dog scratching and itching often and at length, you should check your dog for fleas. Fleas are parasitic creatures that dwell on other creatures, drawing their nourishment from…
  • Pet Fire Safety – How to Ensure Your Pet is Safe

    Shay Atik
    30 Jun 2014 | 7:26 pm
    With National Pet Fire Safety Day just around the corner on July 15, it seems like just the right time to discuss various fire safety tips for families that have pets. Too often, there are fires that engulf homes, and leave the pets behind to suffer and die. Just this week, one dog and five cats were killed in a house fire in Phoenix, AZ. The owner of the home had just let his pets out onto the patio and taken his trash out to the road. On the way back to his house, he smelled smoke and saw that his patio was up in flames. They still haven’t uncovered the root cause of the fire, but…
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  • Review of Nature’s Variety Prarie Puppy Chicken Meal and Brown Rice Medley

    7 Jul 2014 | 11:22 am
    Nature’s Variety is a pet food company that manufacture their grain-free and holistic products in America (Lincoln Nebraska) while their headquarters are located in St. Louis, Missouri. Nature’s Variety is a subsidiary of M.I. Industries, Inc., which provides protein-based pet treats and became incorporated in 1981 where it is located in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nature’s Variety claim that their pet foods are 100% free of: corn, wheat, soy, chemical preservatives as well as artificial colours and flavours. Pet food critics are aware that brands that use these artificial fillers can trigger…
  • Review of Nature’s Recipe Puppy Lamb Meal & Rice

    7 Jul 2014 | 10:41 am
    Big Heart Pet Brands is an American pet food producer, distributor and marketer based in San Francisco, California with several brands to their name. Nature’s Recipe promotes functional and nutritional recipes. Healthy benefits include shiny coat and healthy skin, food that is easy to digest and food that assists with bone density and flexibility. Nature’s Recipe Puppy Lamb Meal & Rice contains the following main ingredients: • lamb meal, • ground rice, • barley, • poultry fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), • dried egg product, • oatmeal, • potato protein, •…
  • Review of Natural Balance Original Ultra Small Breed Bites Dry Dog Formula

    5 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Actor Dick Van Patten founded his own pet food business in 1989 and named it: Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance Pet Foods. The pet food manufacturer’s base of operations is located in Pacoima, Los Angeles, California. Joey Herrick is the current President of Natural Balance and he claims they have hired top veterinarians and nutritionists to develop their respected brand and formulas. Where Joey once helped stock local pet food retailers with their products, the organisation has grown exponentially and they now sell their wares worldwide. Natural Balance takes quality control very…
  • Review of Merrick Classic Real Chicken with Brown Rice and Green Pea Recipe

    5 Jul 2014 | 4:35 am
    Garth Merrick founded Merrick Pet Care in 1988 alongside his wife and four children at their ranch in Hereford, Texas (America). They strive to produce pet food that is wholesome and nutritious. Merrick’s first pet food product, the Flossie—a treat that cleans dog teeth—helped the company grow into the booming organisation it is today. All-natural pet food, made from natural ingredients rather than scientific formulas, was the next line of products to emerge from the Merrick kitchens because Merrick believes that handmade recipes taste better. Though innovation and perseverance, the…
  • Review of Holistic Select’s Grain Free Adult & Puppy Health (dry food)

    5 Jul 2014 | 3:27 am
    Wellpet LLC is a pet food company founded in 2008 with its headquarters based in America (Tewksbury, Massachusetts). Wellpet LLC has several brands behind its name including Holistic Select. As the name of the brand implies, Holistic Select has offered healthy and natural pet food products for over a decade. Their philosophy is that total body health begins digestive health everyone, especially pets. What does Holistic Select do to their recipe to achieve their goal? Holistic Select pet food recipes contain a Unique Digestive Health Support System (digestive enzymes and digestive botanicals…
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    Totally Goldens

  • How To Read Your Golden Retrievers Body Language

    14 Jul 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Although your Golden Retriever sometimes ‘speaks’ in barks and growls, most of their communication is done with body language. By using their facial features and holding their body in different postures, they have an elaborate second language without using sound that shows exactly how they think and feel. You just need to be able to ...The post How To Read Your Golden Retrievers Body Language appeared first on Totally Goldens.
  • Where Is The Best Place To Get A Golden Retriever?

    25 Jun 2014 | 3:12 pm
    The decision to bring a dog into your family is one of the most life changing and important decisions you can ever make. It will have a major effect on your life for a decade or more. Hopefully you’ve already thoroughly researched whether a Golden Retriever is the right dog for you…and just as importantly ...The post Where Is The Best Place To Get A Golden Retriever? appeared first on Totally Goldens.
  • Is Crate Training Cruel?

    7 Jun 2014 | 3:02 pm
    The debate on whether crate training is cruel or not rages on, sometimes very heatedly, in all corners of the dog world and in all forms of media. Many people feel it’s cruel, saying no animal should be ‘caged’, grouping crate training in with the idea of animals kept at zoos. Yet breeders, vets, animal ...The post Is Crate Training Cruel? appeared first on Totally Goldens.
  • The Benefits of Crate Training A Dog Or Puppy

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

    13 May 2014 | 4:21 pm
    I know what you’re thinking: “Why would I need to read an article on how to train a puppy their name?” It’s as simple as picking one you like, using it often and very quickly a dog will learn it, right? Well yes, but with a little extra care in how you train and use ...The post How To Train A Puppy Their Name appeared first on Totally Goldens.
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  • World’s Third Largest Aquarium Underway In Brazil

    Francis Yupangco
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:06 pm
    The Aquario Ceara in Fortaleza, Brazil is scheduled to open in 2015. In 2012 the U.S. Government lent over 105 Million Dollars to the Brazilian state of Ceara to help build the aquarium in its capital city of Fortaleza.  A. Zahner Co. and Colorado Design Firm International Concept Management, Inc. will start manufacturing the exterior of a new public aquarium this week, which is expected to become the world’s third largest by its completion in 2015. The Aquarium will have four floors with 25 large tanks with over 15 million liters of water. It is anticipated to have over 500 marine…
  • Reef Threads Podcast #190

    Gary Parr
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:58 pm
     To thrive, these feathers require a ton of phytoplankton every day.We’re back again, this time to talk more about Colin Foord, the Catlin Global Reef Record site, feather dusters, skimping or splurging on equipment, fancy versus function LFSs, and ich in bare-bottom tanks. Download the podcast here, or subscribe to our podcasts at iTunes. Also, follow us on Twitter at reefthreads.—Gary and Christine More: Reef Threads Podcast #190… More: The post Reef Threads Podcast #190 appeared first on
  • ORA Blue Polyp Capricornis Now Available

    21 Jul 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Oceans Reefs and Aquariums has apparently snuck a new coral onto the captive grown marketplace. A little more than a week ago, ORA announced on their blog that their new blue polyp Montipora capricornis would be showing up in the aquariums of your favorite LFS. The cap is said to be a fast grower that forms overlapping flat plates. In terms if coloration, besides the neon blue polyps from which the coral gets its name, this Monti also sports a deep green skeleton that helps those vibrant polyps to really stand out. MORE: ORA Blue Polyp Capricornis Now Available… More: The post ORA Blue…
  • “Hey! Get ‘Yer Clown Off My Lion!” – One of the Strangest Symbiotic Relationships I’ve seen

    21 Jul 2014 | 2:03 pm
    There’s some strange behavior going on in the water out in Omaha, Nebraska. Today’s fascinating post is brought to us courtesy of Jim Gryczanowki, owner of the beautiful Nebraska Aquatic Supply. We’ve all seen stories of unlikely animal pairs in the past, but this one is quite unusual.  When Jim introduced the finicky Blue Stripe Chrystopterus into his 150 gallon display tank in the store, he hoped there wouldn’t be too much trouble with the Volitan Lionfish, which had been a resident for the past 5 months. Much to his surprise (and our own), after 2 months the…
  • Video: Close-Up Time For Captive Bred Pygmy Seahorses

    21 Jul 2014 | 12:49 pm
     As the newest (and unquestionably cutest) arrivals to the vast collection of marine life at San Fransisco’s Steinhart Aquarium, the baby Pygmy Seahorses Hippocampus bargibanti shown in this video are the progeny of a breeding pair that were collected in the Philippines in May of this year. Overseen by Steinhart Biologists Matt Wandell and Richard Ross, the babies have now moved on from their specially designed Kreisel system, and have settled on and adapted the colouration of their host Muricella genus Gorgonians. What a fantastic achievement! More detail at Advanced…
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  • Fleas: Anatomy, Life stages, Diseases & Symptoms

    17 Jul 2014 | 2:08 am
    Fleas are harmful parasites that severely attack animals and humans. They are the source of many diseases and transmit other serious skin conditions. Fleas are present worldwide and affect pet health greatly. Being omnipresent, they are difficult to control but knowing their anatomy and life cycle, pet owners can protect their furry friends from these nasty pests. Flea Anatomy Forming the order of Siphonaptera, Fleas are external parasites that are 2-8 mm long with their body divided into three compartments. The three parts are the head, thorax and abdomen. Three pairs of legs are attached to…
  • Best Tips to Keep Your Pet Cool and Safe During Warm Weather

    8 Jul 2014 | 2:13 am
    “Summer is the perfect time to enjoy being with your pets,” said KC Theisen, director of pet care issues at The Humane Society of the United States. Further he added, “But it’s important to keep your pets’ ID tags current in case they get lost, and beware of dangers associated with the warm weather, like hot pavement, hot cars and garden chemicals. With just a few extra precautions, you and your four-legged family members can have a happy and safe sun-filled season.” It’s midsummer time, and still some pet parents are missing out important instructions to safeguard pets from…
  • A Full Length Guide to Worming Schedule for Dogs and Cats

    3 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    One of the most common ailments in domestic animals is worms. These internal parasites are highly recognized in puppies and kittens. The most common worms that infect pups and kitties are hookworms and roundworms. To keep your pets free from harmful infection of intestinal worms, check on the schedule below as recommended by The American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists. Puppies Start treating your pup with branded dewormer every 2 weeks until 3 months of age, starting at 2 weeks old. Continue with once a month from 3 to 6 months of age. After 6 months, follow adult recommendations.
  • 10 Crazy Things that you should not do at Vet’s Office

    27 Jun 2014 | 11:26 pm
    Check on these top 10 things that you should never do when you are taking your furry pal to your vet. Drop in without Appointment Just going to your vet office without any prior announcement is never a great idea. Calling your vet’s office before heading or just informing that you’re on the way headed towards office with an emergency creates lot of turbulences. Dropping in without an appointment, you may be turned away if your pet’s condition is not serious, forced to leave your pet or wait until next available slot. Unmannered to the Support Staff Waiting rooms are filled with lots of…
  • Frontline Spray Scores Higher Over Spot-On Treatments

    24 Jun 2014 | 11:46 pm
    When we think about flea control spot-on treatments one name that emerges in our mind is Frontline Plus. Straight from the house of Merial, this flea killer and preventive has made a mark for itself. Another Merial product that is fading away these days is Frontline Spray. However, the spray form of flea medication is given a cold shoulder by pet parents. There are many advantages of using sprays over spot-on treatments. Reasons why Frontline Spray works wonders for your pet Easy to use: Sprays are very easy to administer across the pet’s body. All you need to follow is keep it away from…
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    Sometimes, Cats Herd You

  • Perfect Summer Napping Spot?

    21 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    It doesn’t matter that it’s 95 degrees outside. Pierre likes to be cozy. This leads to funny scenes where the peeps call his name and can’t find him anywhere, and they start to get really worried… and he’s just hanging out in his cozy, fleece bed. You would think by now they would remember to look for those little toes, but somehow, in the heat, they never remember to look for him in the coziest spot in the house! Perfect Summer Napping Spot? was originally published on Sometimes, Cats Herd You - Tails of life with cats in charge.
  • Ashton Celebrates National Junk Food Day

    20 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Ashton: This is kind of embarrassing. Why are you showing photos of me for National Junk Food Day? Especially that grainy, old photo of me laying in my food tray, waiting for a dish? Sure, it’s well-established that I love chips. Corn chips, potato chips. Crackers, too. Those are kind of like chips, but they make an even bigger mess when I run off with one and eat it on the sofa. And bagels… oh, I love bagels! If you don’t have a bagel, that’s okay, just give me some cream cheese. I’ll even go head to head with Pierre to get some of that good stuff. Speaking of…
  • Newton is Sorry that Humans are Embarrassing

    19 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Newton: I want to personally issue an apology to all of you who were creeped out by yesterday’s post. As spokescat, it’s my job to make sure that this is a fun place to visit, and you see what happens when you let a human anywhere near the computer unsupervised. The problem is that I’m a cat, and I have to sleep eighteen hours a day. That’s a long time for me to leave her unsupervised. Do you think I need to lock her in the bathroom while I snooze? Or shut off the cable modem again? Newton is Sorry that Humans are Embarrassing was originally published on Sometimes,…
  • Glimpse Where Your Neighbor’s Cats Live

    18 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Have you ever wondered about the kitties that live in the houses around yours? Now you can catch a glimpse of them online. Associate professor of art at Florida State University, Owen Mundy, realized that instagram was creating a map with every picture he was sharing with the world, and he thought he would show how this worked in the least creepy way possible: with cat photos. The result is a site he named I Know Where Your Cat Lives, and it shows the geolocation of one million photos tagged with the word “cat” that were found on Flickr, Twitpic, Instagram, and other public image…
  • Getting to Know Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando

    17 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Not everyone can help animals in their community the same way. As much as the head peep would like to foster, Ashton says, “No way!” So we support homeless and needy animal other ways. But how do you know how you can help? One way is to reach out to your local shelter or rescue and ask. Maybe your local organization has their own outreach program so that you can learn more about them. That’s what the head peep did recently, signing up to go to an after-hours event at the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando. The Pet Alliance is the largest shelter organization in Central Florida,…
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    Ask About Chickens

  • Chicken House Plans

    2 Jul 2014 | 7:48 am
    The success of your chicken house plans is highly dependent on location. Location has been discovered to be the most important factor to consider when speculating on chicken house plan. Provided you are able to select the best location, there is every possibility to upgrade the success of raising poultry easily. Selecting the wrong location may lead to unproductive and unhealthy chickens. On this note, constructing your chicken home in the best location remains highly important for successful reasons. Considering certain factors prior to constructing your chicken home will help greatly. This…
  • Chicken Wire Fence

    1 Jul 2014 | 9:14 am
    People who have chickens know they need to have the best chicken wire fence around their chicken enclosure. A chicken wire fence can protect your chickens from animals that may be looking to attack your flock. Use the best materials when looking to keep your chickens safe and protected. The are a number of guides you can use to construct your chicken coop. For those who purchase their chicken wire as part of a kit, there will not doubt be instructions that come with it, but general tips for materials and ways to construct a chicken wire fence are available. It can be a simple thing to…
  • Raising Chickens for Meat

    24 Jun 2014 | 6:43 am
    Raising chickens for meat is an exciting and interesting experience. It is an easy task for all ages and suitable for people with limited space. The major breed raised for meat is the Cornish Rock. They take six to eight weeks to mature. Setting up a brooder. Chicks should live in the brooder for three weeks. The brooder has to provide ventilation, warmth and protection from predators. · Ensure each chick has a minimum of a square foot of the floor. · Ensure that the brooder floor is covered with four inches of dry litter. · Place a heat lamp above the brooder. Ensure that the temperature…
  • Chicken Nesting Boxes

    20 Jun 2014 | 3:32 am
    A chicken nesting box is not just a box; it is vital equipment during this time for the chicken. Constantly chicken owners find that the chicken nesting boxes they are using are not sufficient for purposes of nesting. A good nesting box has sufficient measurements, that is enough space for the nesting, feeding. Space is important to ensure that cleaning the box, feeding and the animal can walk around easily. Where you are nesting many chickens you may need to purchase multi-layered boxes which offer much more space for all of your chickens to hatch, and nest comfortably. Comfort is vital for…
  • Mites on Chickens

    18 Jun 2014 | 6:22 am
    Mites are the most common types of parasites that live on the skin of the chicken and can affect them badly. The mites on chickens should be treated timely as if left untreated it can lead to loss of appetite, weight loss and decreased egg production and even death. There are mainly three types of mites, the red mite, the Northern Fowl mite and scaly leg mite. The red mite lives in the corner and crevices of chicken coops so it is not easy to detect them. If there is a red mite infestation then the chicken will be hesitant to go in their coops at night time as the mites feed on the chickens…
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    Owned by a Boxer

  • Are Dogs Color Blind?

    Justin Williamson
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:13 am
    Are dogs color blind? There has been a long-standing myth surrounding the colors that a dog is capable of seeing. When I was a kid, I was always told that dogs can only see in black and white. I never thought that sounded accurate, but didn’t give it too much thought. Now that I am... The post Are Dogs Color Blind? appeared first on Owned by a Boxer.
  • Boxer Chases Owner

    Justin Williamson
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:09 pm
    Patton the Boxer always misses his owner when he is gone. Watch Patton chase him down on his arrival home. Video courtesy of markvines87 The post Boxer Chases Owner appeared first on Owned by a Boxer.
  • Boxer Dog and Tennis Ball

    Justin Williamson
    16 Jul 2014 | 3:57 pm
    This boxer seems to have some trouble getting his tennis ball. Video courtesy of Leep1989′s channel. The post Boxer Dog and Tennis Ball appeared first on Owned by a Boxer.
  • Funny Boxer Story: Misty and the Rabbit

    Justin Williamson
    15 Jul 2014 | 2:23 pm
    Misty was a beautiful white boxer with cropped ears and a docked tail. I had her for eleven years before she passed away in 2010. She was the sweetest dog and was gentle with everyone, even the cats. But Misty had a vice…she didn’t like rabbits and squirrels. We lived out in the country with... The post Funny Boxer Story: Misty and the Rabbit appeared first on Owned by a Boxer.
  • Dog Hacks: 6 Ways to Remove Dog Hair From Carpet and Furniture

    Justin Williamson
    14 Jul 2014 | 9:44 pm
    Do you avoid wearing black clothing in your own home? Are you embarrassed to have guests sit on your couch? Does your boxer shed like his hair is going out of style? You may be the victim of boxer dog shedding. Yes, some of these short-haired little lovers shed…A LOT. I can’t even pet my... The post Dog Hacks: 6 Ways to Remove Dog Hair From Carpet and Furniture appeared first on Owned by a Boxer.
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    Petnook - The Animal Lovers' Corner

  • Cats Who’d Really Prefer Their Humans NOT Do Yoga

    7 Jul 2014 | 6:37 am
    Yoga is an ancient discipline that helps transform the body and free the clouded mind of worries and stress — offering instead a path to turn inwards, away from whatever outside distractions that might be vying for our attention. So naturally, if you’re a cat, yoga must be stopped. Here are 11 kitties who, by […]
  • World’s ‘smallest ever cat’ is just 5 inches tall

    30 Jun 2014 | 6:11 pm
    This adorable tiny kitty with a big heart is set to become the world's smallest cat. Standing at 5 inches tall, Pixel the munchkin cat has been put forward to be measured by the Guinness Book of Records. Her mother Fizz Girl holds the previous world record at six inches that she set in 2012 - if it is verified, then Pixel will be the shortest cat to have ever lived
  • World Cup-Loving Dogs on Instagram

    28 Jun 2014 | 1:21 am
    Diehard World Cup fans know in the three weeks surrounding the games, everything — everything — is about soccer. It’s not enough for you to show your devotion to football on Instagram
  • 6 Reasons to Have Your Male Cat Neutered

    27 Jun 2014 | 4:39 pm
    It is mystifying that so many people seem to understand the importance of spaying to prevent unwanted kittens, but they don’t seem to grasp the idea that neutering is just as important. It's a matter of health on top of population control.
  • Contestants of the World’s Ugliest Dog Competition

    19 Jun 2014 | 7:36 am
    Forget beauty pageants! This Friday, all eyes will be on the most unattractive pooches at the World’s Ugliest Dog competition at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in California. Beauty is certainly in the eye of the beholder in this competition and judges will decide what overbite, toothy smile, or crazy-haired mutt will win the $1,500 prize.
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    HavaHug Havanese Puppies - Hav Life

  • Little Creepers  

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

    15 Jul 2014 | 8:31 am
         Ok, so I seem to be suffering from what is known as Multiple Havanese Syndrome.  I just can't get enough of these little flufferbutts and I am always fighting the urge to add another sweet little havanese (or two) to our pack! But, in all seriousness, my need really is somewhat justified. As you can see here... I'm still a couple havs shy of enough for a full-size lap blanket! Now, I know it's summer, but we all know winter is not far off and Michigan winters can be tough! I think this situation must be addressed asap! It's practically a crisis!  
  • July 11th, 2014

    11 Jul 2014 | 7:49 am
    There is nothing as warm and inspiring as the unconditional love of a dog. It never ceases to amaze me. They live to love and there is such a valuable lesson for us in that. They have also taught us the simple keys to increasing joy....More snuggling. More smiling. More laughing.  Our precious little clowns are truly great architects of joy!
  • Livin' the Hav Life

    9 Jul 2014 | 9:48 pm
    Sharing life with a havanese means spending your days experiencing soft snuggles, sweet smiles, and continuous outpourings of affection. Havs live to love and they love to please! How incredibly blessed are we, to have this kind of gift times 3? Living the "Hav Life" means living the dream. It just doesn't get any sweeter!
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