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  • “No Obamacare for dogs”: 5 things you should know about the vet ER

    Pawcurious: With Pet Lifestyle Expert and Veterinarian Dr. V.
    Dr. V
    2 Apr 2014 | 7:54 pm
    Another week, another veterinary ER under fire. This time, it’s the Southwest Michigan Animal Emergency Hospital, now receiving angry calls and even death threats after declining to perform emergency exploratory surgery on a young German Shepherd who developed complications after a spay at a different clinic earlier in the day. The issue was the owner’s inability to provide upfront payment. It almost always is. There is no doubt that this is a terrible and sad outcome for the owners of the dog, and I am utterly sincere in saying my heart goes out to them. As a result of going to…
  • The Decline in Kids & Rise of Small Dogs is Not New

    Terrierman's Daily Dose
    PBurns
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    - 1967 - Over at Quartz, they note that Americans are having dogs instead of babies, and that low fertility might be one reason that more and more Americans are embracing dogs in general, and small dogs in particular (but NOT AKC dogs, it should be said). The fewer babies Americans give birth to, the more small dogs they seem to buy. Birth rates in the US have fallen from nearly 70 per 1,000 women in 2007, to under 63 last year — a 10% tumble. American women birthed almost 400,000 fewer little humans in 2013 than they did six years before. The drop-off has come exclusively among…
  • A Woman Dying of Cancer Seeks a New Home for Her Best Friend, Sherlock the Pit Bull

    The Scoop | The Scoop
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:30 pm
    It's hard to know how to write stories that start with cancer. Just putting the word on the screen seems to bring everything to an end. It's an ugly little word, about an ugly thing, and the instinct is just to stop there, or worse, to slip into cheap melodrama. So to put it bluntly, and without melodrama: Cancer kills, and it kills in a painful, degrading way. All the pink ribbons in the world will never change that. Share this image Patricia Cudd, with Sherlock by her side. Soon, cancer will kill Patricia Cudd. Cudd is 62 years old, and she probably won't see 63. Two years ago, she was…
  • Five Unknown Services Offered for Dogs

    Way Cool Dogs!
    WayCoolDogs
    11 Apr 2014 | 11:44 pm
    There is little doubt that dog trainers, dog lovers and dog owners not only adore the world’s canine pooches, but spend the majority of their time with them in one working form or another, treating them as close members of the family. As years go by, it is not unusual to see an elderly person […] Read full post at Five Unknown Services Offered for Dogs More dog stories and info about dog health, training and news at Way Cool Dogs!
  • A Farewell to My Lovely Dog Grizzly

    Lifestyle | Lifestyle
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Editor's note: We read Alice's tribute to her beloved dog on Facebook and thought her words on the loss of a pet were so lovely that Dogster readers would enjoy reading them, too. We asked Alice, and she kindly gave us permission to run her tribute here. My name is Grizzly. I am a good boy. When I was a puppy there was a choosing ceremony. A man and his wife came to the ranch. I played with the man’s shoelaces. He picked me up and I rested my head on his shoulder. Then I hugged him. He turned his head to the woman who would become my mother and said, “I want this one.” I was the only…
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  • Woody Harrelson Joins Campaign to End the Bloody Ivory Trade

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

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

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

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

    jb
    10 Jan 2014 | 11:07 am
    The name Bella was good enough for the heroine of the popular Twilight book and movie franchise and apparently it's good enough for thousands of dog owners too. They made it the most popular dog name of 2013, a survey...
 
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  • Pet Food Recall: The Robert Abady Dog Food Co., LLC

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

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

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

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

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

  • All Snuggly in Bed - Wordless Wednesday (Giveaway too!)

    The Pet Blog Lady
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:03 pm
    (Sweet dreams, Sparky) Isn't this one of THE sweetest photos ever!!  I belong to a very cool group on Facebook, Bichon Buzz.  When Pauline, a devoted member posted this, I just had to ask permission to share it on a Wordless Wednesday.  That's Sparky, obviously getting snuggly and cozy as bedtime approaches. Sparky's "mom" is Pauline's daughter, Kelly.  What a handsome little boy she has.  (Sparky, Coy, Sammy and in the middle is little Maddie girl) And since one can never see too many photos of Bichons (according to my Oscar, that is) Pauline sent me this…
 
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    Embrace Pet Insurance Blog

  • Guest Post: We Miss the Cats

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

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

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

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

    Laura
    7 Mar 2014 | 12:16 pm
    When you think about it, our bodies, and those of our pets, are incredible machines. For example, these machines fix themselves (most times) when things break, and we don't have to eat precise diets to stay alive (not like my car that only takes a very certain type of very expensive liquid and my mechanic loves that my car doesn't fix itself.) It doesn't mean though that all that we eat is good for us in the long run, and eating a better quality of food is one way we can improve our health without having to go to the doctor. It's very much the same situation for our pets, yet some people…
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    Art Dog Blog

  • Mosaic Monday / Working in A Series

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

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

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

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

    14 Mar 2014 | 10:20 am
     Robot Collage ClassMaterials : Recycled packaging, metal eyelets, cardboard, spray paint, metal washers, found objects, gems, glue.Yesterday I taught a class over at Pigment School of the Arts here in Dallas. It was a kid's workshop and I had 5 students that varied in age. We had a lot of fun and I was very impressed with all of the creativity and imagination these young artists demonstrated.   The kids were all a breeze to work with, they were each very focused and enthusiastic. Here is a real quick little slideshow I created with some cell phone pics of our projects. My…
 
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  • The Decline in Kids & Rise of Small Dogs is Not New

    PBurns
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    - 1967 - Over at Quartz, they note that Americans are having dogs instead of babies, and that low fertility might be one reason that more and more Americans are embracing dogs in general, and small dogs in particular (but NOT AKC dogs, it should be said). The fewer babies Americans give birth to, the more small dogs they seem to buy. Birth rates in the US have fallen from nearly 70 per 1,000 women in 2007, to under 63 last year — a 10% tumble. American women birthed almost 400,000 fewer little humans in 2013 than they did six years before. The drop-off has come exclusively among…
  • SuperGlue to Close Small Wounds

    PBurns
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:45 am
    A repost from this blog, circa 2007.Dog men, construction workers, and midwives know that common off-the-shelf SuperGlue works well to close most small flesh wounds.Superglue was first used by battle-field trauma surgeons in Vietnam to glue the edges of lacerated livers together (ever try to SEW a liver together?), and to stop bleeding in chest wounds that other wise could not be staunched.Since then, it's been used in hospitals, dental offices and veterinary clinics around the world, and is now so common as to be unremarkable, though most just-plain-folks don't know about it.Hospitals tend…
  • The Wolves of Tbilisi Street

    PBurns
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:25 am
    From Top:  dog, hybrid pup, wolfApparently in the Caucasus Mountains of Georgia hybridization of wolves with shepherd dogs is a lot more common than anyone imagined, with about ten percent of sampled dogs and wolves showing evidence of genetic mixing.And these crosses are not necessarily ancient or historical; two to three percent of the sampled wolves and dogs were identified as first-generation hybrids. The study was undertaken as part of work exploring human-wolf conflict in Georgia. In the last decade or so, the frequency of wolf predation on cattle has increased in Georgia, and…
  • Sheepdog Training With Ted Hope

    PBurns
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:03 am
    I know nothing about sheep dogs, but I am always interested in seeing how other people do other things with other breeds.  This video of the late Ted Hope was filmed in 1996, and it is followed by this one, this one, and this oneAs with the terriers and most dogs, a lot of the training seems to be about giving proper experience for age, going slow, and controlling things so the dog minimizes its chance for mistake and confusion, and maximizes its chance for success first time out. As much as possible, work with the grain of nature, rather than against it. Thanks to Nate T. for sending…
  • Lights Out for AC/DC ?

    PBurns
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:59 am
    The above video has been seen over 25 million times.  AC/DC has rocked the world since 1973. The band survived the loss of lead singer Bon Scott from alcohol poisoning in early 1980, but came back that same year with singer Brian Johnson to produce Back In Black, their tribute album to Bon. Now word has come that after a stroke, 61-year old guitarist Malcolm Young is seriously ill and will never perform live again, and that the band, now fronted by Johnson but founded and always lead by brothers Malcolm Young and Angus Young, may retire for good. There is one small possibility of…
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  • 'Dog Walking' by Brian Owen

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

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

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

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

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

    16 Apr 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Heavy breathers on the phone have been around almost as long as the telephone itself. While it's true that the first official phone call was Alexander Graham Bell saying "Mr. Watson — Come here — I want to see you," it's almost a sure bet that sometime very soon after that was the first obscene phone call. Maybe someone broke into Bell and Watson's lab just for the purpose. Share this image Dog and Phone by Shutterstock. So, it's understandable if the operators on a certain emergency dispatch line in England were not only perplexed, but a little creeped out when they answered and got…
  • This Dog and this Baby Are the Cutest Things on the Internet

    16 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
    Grace Chon is a professional photographer based in Los Angeles, and because two of the cutest things in her life are scurrying around her feet every day, it was only a matter of time before she incorporated them into cute pictures. She did it beautifully.  Share this image On one side sits Zoey, her 7-year-old rescue dog she adopted from Taiwan. On the other, Jasper, her 10-month-old son. On both their heads: hats. The same hats. Also the same hoodies, the same headbands, the same earmuffs and so forth. She posted the photos to Tumblr, and the Internet dropped everything and headed…
  • Let's "Go Orange" and Help Prevent Animal Cruelty

    16 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Orange is probably my least favorite color. I know it's the color of honey and beer (two of my favorite things to consume), but I just can't dig it. There is no orange in my wardrobe or in my interior decorating. I love pink, red, and yellow -- colors normally considered obnoxious -- but you will find no orange among my belongings. But when it comes to preventing animal cruelty, I'll gladly wear and display the color orange. Are you willing to "go orange" for the prevention of animal cruelty? Share this image All dogs deserve a loving embrace like this. Photo by Eunice April is Prevention of…
  • A Woman Dying of Cancer Seeks a New Home for Her Best Friend, Sherlock the Pit Bull

    15 Apr 2014 | 12:30 pm
    It's hard to know how to write stories that start with cancer. Just putting the word on the screen seems to bring everything to an end. It's an ugly little word, about an ugly thing, and the instinct is just to stop there, or worse, to slip into cheap melodrama. So to put it bluntly, and without melodrama: Cancer kills, and it kills in a painful, degrading way. All the pink ribbons in the world will never change that. Share this image Patricia Cudd, with Sherlock by her side. Soon, cancer will kill Patricia Cudd. Cudd is 62 years old, and she probably won't see 63. Two years ago, she was…
  • Miley Cyrus Gives Away Her Replacement Puppy, Moonie, After Having Him 10 Days

    15 Apr 2014 | 11:30 am
    We've written a lot about Miley Cyrus in the past few weeks. We've written:  About how her dog Floyd, an Alaskan Klee Kai, died. About how she sang to a 60-foot replica of Floyd during a concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn -- and about how her mom immediately bought her a replacement puppy after Floyd died. About how a writer for the Telegraph was very angry at how Miley mourns her dog -- and angry about how everybody mourns their dogs, really. And also angry at everybody for vague, unspecified reasons, probably.  Share this image Now we get to write another story about Miley…
 
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  • Happy Tax Day!

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

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

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

    pet
    26 Mar 2014 | 6:04 pm
    This post was suggested by Michael Lt. Milton Ricketts 28 years old from Baltimore, Maryland USS Yorktown (CV-5) August 5, 1913 – May 8, 1942 For extraordinary and distinguished gallantry above and beyond the call of duty as Officer-in-Charge of the Engineering Repair Party of the U.S.S. Yorktown in action against enemy Japanese forces in the Battle of the Coral Sea on 8 May 1942. During the severe bombarding of the Yorktown by enemy Japanese forces, an aerial bomb passed through and exploded directly beneath the compartment in which Lt. Ricketts’ battle station was located,…
  • The Carnival of the Cats Edition #523

    pet
    23 Mar 2014 | 3:29 pm
    Pet and TheBengalBrats are delighted to once again host The Carnival of the Cats today, Mar 23 and it is Edition #523. Submit your catblogging post to the handy BlogCarnival submission form or email to carnivalofthecats(at)gmail.com. The Carnival Of The Cats still needs hosts, please drop by and sign up! One of the many fun things about hosting the carnival is that you get to meet new bloggers as well as catch up with old friends. Starting this weeks carnival is John at StrangeRanger seeking medical (head cold )advice from what Ivy would have said. “(Ivy) Here. You just relax in the…
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  • Wordless Wednesday: Olive and Emily Love Molly

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

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

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

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

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

  • Wind turbines kill hundreds of thousands of bats and birds every year

    Jan
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:49 pm
    You may not be a champion of bats (I hope you are), but you probably know they are an important part of our ecosystem, killing tons of harmful insects each night. A single bat can eat 1000 insects an hour and a nursing mother (yes, they are mammals) can eat her weight in insects during her flight. A study cited in the international Science Times estimates that wind turbines kill 600,000 bats a year. Another...
  • Reunion of man and his loyal dog who waited outside hospital for 8 days (video)

    Jan
    13 Apr 2014 | 6:12 pm
    Lauri da Costa, a homeless man in Brazil, was attacked and smashed in the face with a rock. When he sought help at a hospital he was told that he had melanoma on his face and needed immediate surgery. His loyal dog Seco waited outside in the parking lot for 8 days waiting for his return. (That is a very long time in dog days) This is their reunion after 8 days. Source
  • Search-and-Rescue Bloodhound elected mayor of Colorado town

    Jan
    12 Apr 2014 | 7:23 am
    It was a tight race. Buster the cat was in the lead just a few weeks ago, but at the 11th hour supporters of Pa Kettle the Bloodhound pulled out the stops—and the cash—to give the office of mayor of Divide, Colorado to the soulful Bloodhound. The mayor race is part of a creative fundraiser by the Teller Regional Animal Shelter, a no kill shelter. In this election cash equals votes, one dollar buys a...
  • America’s New Top Model has pointy ears, a lovely snout, and cute bug eyes

    Jan
    10 Apr 2014 | 7:49 am
    Meet Goldie, the stylish Chihuahua who is the star of 8LBPOOCH, a fashion collage project created by designer Klee Van Schoonhoven. Since it debuted on Instagram 8LBPOOCH is winning fans, and not just fashionistas, all over the world. Has Goldie’s celebrity turned her from a simple Chihuahua to high maintenance? Van Schoolhoven says: Goldie determines whether the shot is going to happen. Sometimes she's into it and sometimes she's not. There are even days when...
  • Totally brilliant marketing from the Helen Woodward Animal Center

    Jan
    8 Apr 2014 | 7:14 am
    If there were an Emmy, Tony or Oscar for pet marketing, this is my nominee… A long-haired Chihuahua was found abandoned in the back yard of a northern California home in January when night time temperatures were dipping into the twenties. The family had moved away and left the dog alone. When she was found she was nursing a small grey kitten that it was believed would have died without the warmth and nourishment she...
 
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    Raise a Green Dog!

  • Welcome Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute to the RAGD Partner Pack!

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

    Johann The Dog
    2 Apr 2014 | 6:48 am
    It's that time of year! Time to get that lawn in shape for fun outdoors with your dogs! Over the years we've written a lot about the importance of organic lawn care for your dogs. Why? Because many individuals and organizations are finally beginning to prove that those chemical lawn care... Visit my blog to read more! Woofs!
  • Tomorrow is Earth Hour! Take one small step to help our planet.

    Johann The Dog
    28 Mar 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Saturday, March 29th at 8:30 PM wherever you are is Earth Hour; a great time to take one hour, turn off your lights and show your support for our planet. Earth Hour is one hour each year that individuals, communities and businesses all over the world come together and turn off their lights... Visit my blog to read more! Woofs!
  • Is your well water safe for you and your dog?

    Johann The Dog
    11 Mar 2014 | 6:30 am
    Is your well water safe for you and your dog? If you live in the country and are not connected to the cities main water system, we recommend you test your well several times throughout the year to know for certain that your well water is safe for you and your dog. Why should you test your... Visit my blog to read more! Woofs!
  • National Pet Dental Health Month: Keep your dog's teeth healthy, strong and clean!

    Johann The Dog
    28 Feb 2014 | 6:03 am
    Today is the last day of February, can you believe it? You may have heard that February is National Pet Dental Health Month, a great month to focus on keeping your dog's teeth healthy, strong and sparkling white. Many folks talk about the importance of brushing your dog's teeth often, from... Visit my blog to read more! Woofs!
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    Your Pet's Best Friend

  • Dog still tests positive after heartworm treatment

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

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

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

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

    Doc
    8 Mar 2013 | 11:00 am
    My uncle used to be in the law enforcement profession.  He told me stories of prisoners being stabbed with a “shiv” and not even being aware of it until they weakened due to internal bleeding.   Something like an ice pick makes a very tiny hole, and when you stab someone in the back, it’s not a very sensitive area. The weapon goes deep, however, and penetrates a big blood vessel, with fatal consequences. Cat bite wounds are a little like that.  Not that they are fatal, but the initial wound often doesn’t amount to much.  You don’t have as much crushing as you do with dog-bite…
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    Lifestyle | Lifestyle

  • A Farewell to My Lovely Dog Grizzly

    16 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Editor's note: We read Alice's tribute to her beloved dog on Facebook and thought her words on the loss of a pet were so lovely that Dogster readers would enjoy reading them, too. We asked Alice, and she kindly gave us permission to run her tribute here. My name is Grizzly. I am a good boy. When I was a puppy there was a choosing ceremony. A man and his wife came to the ranch. I played with the man’s shoelaces. He picked me up and I rested my head on his shoulder. Then I hugged him. He turned his head to the woman who would become my mother and said, “I want this one.” I was the only…
  • How to Save Money on Dog Expenses

    16 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Times are tough. Most of us are working hard just to make ends meet. With so little wiggle room in the budget, you may feel pressured when it comes to providing for your best friend. Some people may even view your pet as a luxury you can't afford. Before you do something drastic, here's some tips on how to save money and keep your dog. 1. Skip the groomer Share this image A daily walk - free, fun, and good for you both! There may be some dogs who absolutely have to go to a groomer, but most dogs can be groomed at home. A pair of decent clippers are about $30 and will pay for themselves with…
  • Can Dogs See In The Dark?

    15 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    I live in the middle of the forest, in an area with no street lights and only one automatic night time light on my side of the house. Going out to my porch at night, though, I would often see two glowing orbs rise in the darkness. No matter how quietly I'd opened the door, I could see my dog looking right at me. The superior hearing of dogs certainly plays its part, but it made me wonder, can dogs see in the dark? Share this image Dog eyes are more efficient at utilizing available light than human eyes. black french bulldog laying down on black background by Shutterstock. Understanding dog…
  • Ask a Vet: Why Did My Spayed Dog Get a Sickness Usually Seen in Unspayed Dogs?

    15 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Several weeks ago a concerned owner brought his exceptionally sweet terrier mix to my office. The dog was female and about 10 years old. She had suffered from vague symptoms including poor appetite and lethargy for several days, and she appeared to be losing weight. However, her behavior had changed significantly within the last 24 hours. She had begun to drink large quantities of water and she was noted to be licking her vulva excessively. Her examination revealed a mild fever and mild dehydration (despite her increased thirst). She was slightly underweight, and she was markedly friendly.
  • We Chat with J.K. Simmons and Jenna Elfman, the Stars of "Growing Up Fisher"

    15 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    I’ve been told that life often imitates art. So when art or entertainment imitates life, you can say it is a little strange. I was at a holiday party in January at Gotham Comedy Club in New York City. (Yes, January -- hey, it’s when the comedians are all around.) I was approached by a fellow comedian who congratulated me on my new show.  I said, “Thanks. Wait, what new show?”  "Growing Up Fisher. Isn’t it about you?" Share this image J.K. Simmons and Jenna Elfman and the rest of the "Growing Up Fisher" cast. Photo courtesy NBC. This was the first I had heard of the show.
 
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    Wayne Pacelle: A Humane Nation

  • Full Court Press in the Courts

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

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

    Wayne Pacelle
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:53 am
    The latest pulse of good news for whales comes from an unlikely source – the tiny eastern Caribbean nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the site of whaling since 1875, when the immigrant Scotsman William Wallace launched a whale hunt there.  But recently, a number of whalers led by Orson 'Balaam' Ollivierre have decided to lay down their harpoons and join the whale watching industry as an alternative. iStockphoto Whalers now realize there’s more money to be had from watching these Leviathans than killing them. This sort of personal transformation is driven by the forces of…
  • One More Big Whack Against Gestation Crates, With Progress Throughout Latin America

    Wayne Pacelle
    11 Apr 2014 | 10:05 am
    Today, Arcos Dorados--the largest operator of McDonald’s restaurants in Latin America and the Caribbean, and the world’s largest McDonald’s franchisee—demonstrated its commitment to improving animal welfare by introducing a new requirement for its pork suppliers to document plans to limit gestation crate use and promote group housing for sows within the next two years. The result applies to 20 Latin American countries, including Brazil and Mexico (two of the company’s largest markets). THE HSUS Pigs confined in gestation crates have no room to turn around or take a step forward or…
  • This Isn’t ‘Chicken Little’ Talk About USDA’s Poultry Slaughter Rules

    Wayne Pacelle
    10 Apr 2014 | 8:40 am
    Now would be the right time for leaders at the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to step back and nix their dazzlingly reckless rush to proceed with a rule that provides for stepped-up poultry industry self-regulation - dubbed "Modernization of Poultry Slaughter Inspection" - at chicken slaughter plants, which are concentrated in states in the South. Photo: Compassion Over Killing Birds are not covered by the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act, even though chickens and turkeys represent 95 percent of all animals sent to slaughter. The latest indicator that the USDA plan is a major step…
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    The Days of Johann, an agility dog!

  • Black and White Sunday: Dogwood on Dog!

    Johann The Dog
    13 Apr 2014 | 5:41 am
    It's dogwood blooming time here in Georgia. I give you 'Dogwood on Dog!' <!-- start LinkyTools script --><!-- end LinkyTools script --> Visit my blog to read more! Woofs!
  • Going #PawNatural for the life of your dog!

    Johann The Dog
    9 Apr 2014 | 5:05 am
    Being green, eco-friendly and healthy has it's advantages! For one thing you're much more healthy and don't have to go to the vet as much. And another thing is that you get to enjoy doing all the... Visit my blog to read more! Woofs!
  • Gracie gets a gamblers Q!

    Johann The Dog
    8 Apr 2014 | 4:58 pm
    OMD I got a gamblers Q! The weekend that I got my ADCH, Gracie ran too! She ran gamblers on Friday, and standard and gamblers on Saturday and Sunday. Gracie's run on Friday was amazing! She was... Visit my blog to read more! Woofs!
  • Black and White Sunday: Hello there!

    Johann The Dog
    6 Apr 2014 | 5:09 am
    Hello there! Hope you are enjoying your Sunday! Visit my blog to read more! Woofs!
  • Spring has sprung on our mountain!

    Johann The Dog
    2 Apr 2014 | 6:20 am
    Spring has finally sprung on our mountain! When we moved here to our newest cabin, we had no idea what was planted. It was so great to see the daffodils come up the first spring we were here. Last... Visit my blog to read more! Woofs!
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    Dog Files

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • primpin’ pooch pet shampoo

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

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

    greenpet
    8 Apr 2014 | 7:04 pm
    Vermont Soap Equine Magic Organic Horse Shampoo from Vermont Soap Equine Magic is the first certified organic Horse Shampoo. Vermont Soap websites states that: “Specially formulated from certified organic vegetable oils and plant botanicals to leave your horse’s coat, mane and tail clean and glossy. Equine Magic is safe and nontoxic, and is made without artificial foaming boosters, synthetic preservatives, dyes or perfumes. Natural essential oils including tea tree and citriodora are added to repel insects and fungus infections.”
  • Organic Plushies

    greenpet
    5 Apr 2014 | 6:58 pm
    Non-toxic ultra-soft plush cute plush animals. Unbleached and untreated and unprocessed cotton fill. Pesticide-free and chemical free. Good for you and your pet. $19.00 each at Trixie and Peanut    
  • Organic Veggy Dog Treats

    greenpet
    2 Apr 2014 | 6:45 pm
    Organic BellyRubs, 10 oz. Box $6.99 from gooddogexpress.com Certified Organic Dog cookies made from organic rolled oats, organic peanut butter, organic apples, organic bananas; and in our veggie blend: organic carrots, organic peas, and organic pumpkin.
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    Newton - 1000 Goldens Project

  • Lessons Learned

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

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

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

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

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

  • Freshen Up A Collar For Spring With a Flower Accessory by DoGo

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

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

    dara
    1 Apr 2014 | 10:34 am
    West Paw Design decided to pull a fun April Fool’s prank….. !  Although, if you are a regular PupStyler, you are probably thinking the same thing I am.  Who is actually going to attempt to create REAL dog flip flops?  I’ll be watching!!!!
  • Watch Dara Foster’s Tips On The Better Show ” How To Throw A Stress Free Dog Birthday Party!”

    dara
    27 Mar 2014 | 4:13 pm
    Tune into The Better Show to learn my tips for throwing a stress free dog birthday party! Co-Host “Mo” turned 5 this week and my friends at Better TV asked me to join them to show viewers how to throw a really easy, stress-free birthday party. They are fur children after all..duh! -Mo’s personalized party hat, [...]
  • French Bulldog Puppy Cruising in Style!

    dara
    20 Mar 2014 | 5:24 pm
    Sometimes all you can say is OMG!!!!  We are very sorry if this causes cardiac arrest.
 
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    Pets are Talking

  • Your First Animal Friend- A Way to Understand the Energetic Signature

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

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

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

    admin
    1 Apr 2014 | 8:51 pm
    The very first time I tried to talk to an animal, I really tried. And I failed. I had naturally done it the night before, in the middle of the night, when my dog Beaulah needed me. But in the morning, no luck. I squished up my face. I strained. Nothing. Beulah just looked at me, and fell back asleep. It was another 9 months before that I heard another animal talk. A kitten that we were fostering had a very serious opinion about his name. His words were clear as a bell, unmistakable. I had no idea how I had heard them. A few months later, I adopted an old horse, who was easy to hear, and spoke…
  • It’s not so much the talking, it’s the listening

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

  • Review Of Canidae Healthy Dog Treats

    Lisa
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:09 pm
     Bethany, Kensy, Goliath I was contacted by a representative of Canidae Natural Pet Food Company to see if we would try and review their new line of grain free dog treats and Life Stages Bakery Snacks.. Of course they had me at treat. I received a pack of  Life Stages Bakery Snacks With Lamb, Wild Rice & Sweet Potato and PURE Heaven Biscuits With Duck & Chickpeas  grain free dog treats. This was great since I just started feeding two of our dogs grain free food and the other treats are only made with seven nutritious ingredients which I also like.One thing I really like…
  • Divorce Your Spouse, Not The Dog

    Lisa
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:56 am
    Half of all marriages end in divorce so what do you do if you have a beloved pup that both of you want?  Believe it or not more canine cases are being heard in court but unlike children dogs are still viewed as property.  That’s rather sad if you think about it but unfortunately the way it is. Here’s a report from The Dogington Post.  Along with a rise in divorce comes a rise in canine custody battles. In cases of a domestic dispute over the ownership of a pet, courts generally view dogs as property, as explained by Petside.com.In the eyes of the law, pets are defined as…
  • Friday Funny

    Lisa
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:17 am
    “If this bothers you, I suggest dinner reservations.”  This is probably why we never have dinner guests.Have a great weekend.
  • Can Your Dog Read?

    Lisa
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:10 am
    Okay, I don’t know if your dog can read or not but if you’re looking to find out what they’re thinking check out A Dog’s Dictionary over at Traveling Dogs.A Dog’s DictionaryLeash: A strap that attaches to your collar, enabling you to lead your owner where you want him or her to go. Make sure that you are waiting patiently with leash in mouth when your owner comes home from work. This immediately makes your owner feel guilty and the walk is lengthened by a good 10 minutes.Dog Bed: Any soft, clean surface, such as a white bedspread, newly upholstered couch or the dry…
  • Dog vs. Couch

    Lisa
    8 Apr 2014 | 8:42 am
    Our pups aren’t allowed on the couch because they are all big and that would be a recipe for disaster. However, the cat goes pretty much where she wants. Why? Have you ever tried stopping a cat from doing something? I laughed when I saw this video because our kitty is a little chunky and this happened to her when she tried to jump on the kitchen table where her food bowl is. I thought some others out there might get a kick out of dog vs. couch.
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    The Food Bowl

  • Process Of Liposuction

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

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

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

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

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

  • Not Like Other Puppies… Lessons to Learn…

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

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

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

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

    Deanna
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:53 pm
    One NJ man has a funny tale to tell and the proof to back it up.  Now, it’s not uncommon for our family members to get a jury duty summons but in this case it was Barrett Griner’s furry family member, named IV (that’s four in Roman numerals) that was summoned to jury duty. Mr. Griner […]
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    Cat Advice | Paws and Effect

  • Why Is My Cat Howling All the Time?

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

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

    The Paws and Effect Gang
    6 Apr 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: Do cat mites get on humans, like on the scalp and body? If they do what can you do to kill them off? I promise I won’t give you bugs! Photo CC-BY Ilker Ender ~ Lana Siouxsie: Well, Lana, you’ll be relieved to know that although there are some cat skin infections such as ringworm (which is actually a fungus, not a worm) that are contagious to humans, the mites that live on cats really can’t live long on humans. Thomas: The same is true of mite transmission from humans to cats. Bella: Good thing, too, ’cause we cats…
  • My Pregnant Cat Has Disappeared. Help!

    The Paws and Effect Gang
    30 Mar 2014 | 4:32 pm
    Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My 2-year-old cat was due to have her second litter of kittens any day now, but about five days ago she came up missing. The night before she disappeared, she was trying very hard to get me to let her in the house. I have small children and by the time I got everyone settled for bed I forgot to let her in. The next morning, there was no sign of her. My husband and I have a looked for her for hours in every place we can think of. My question is, how long will a mother cat stay gone after giving birth? And it’s been extremely cold at night,…
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    Talk2TheAnimals

  • Dream and Dialog with Great White Egret

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

    Billie Hinton
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:30 am
    What a gift Billie has offered the Talk2theAnimals readers! Between now and Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 11:59PM CENTRAL, leave a comment on this post and then visit Billie’s page at Smashwords. Select one (1) of Billie’s books from the five (5) listed there. Send Billie an email with the title you have selected and Billie will then send you the code for the book. Enjoy! This month, while winter and spring are playing tag with one another, my thoughts are from the kitchen sink – I was standing at mine looking through the window while making my morning coffee. I was womaning…
  • Lions and Tigers and Bears – OH MY!!!

    Tricia Dycka
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:09 am
    I moved to Florida, and my first day in the house all by myself, I saw a 6 foot big black snake.  I thought I was going to pass out.  Boy was I pissed at my hubby for taking me to a place where I could be prey. Within months I saw baby boar, armadillos and snakes galore. Of course, they were always right in front of my car or someplace where I was sure to see them.  I saw a Florida panther, baby bob cats, raccoons and loads of different birds. Not to mention the 8 foot alligator who decided to casually take a stroll in front of my car one day! While visiting New York, I was at my…
  • Parties Of Six Or More Require Reservations

    Lisa Allison
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:07 am
    There’s never been a time in our lives where we’ve had only one cat or dog.  And I can’t say why we choose to adopt who we did at any given time.  It was no different with Ethel. I remember when she arrived.  She had previously given birth to a litter of kittens and come in to see the medical staff.  Everyone had checked out as healthy so back out they all went to a foster family to nurse and grow for a bit until everyone could be spayed and neutered.  Here they all were, back again, and far as Ethel was concerned, it was none to soon.  She was DONE with being a mother.  After…
  • Channeled Message from Tulu the Dolphin: Breathe!

    Nukhet Hendricks
    10 Apr 2014 | 4:05 pm
    I am sure most of you, if not all of you have felt the energetic highs and lows we’ve been living through the last few months.  How strongly did you feel it? How are you living through these energetically unsettled times? When connected with Tulu, he had a lot to share with us about these energies.  Here is what he said; It has been a bit crazy, hasn’t it?  We felt the passion and the persistence of the universal energy determined to shake things up just as much as you did… the surf was stronger, higher and more decisive than usual!  It definitely tested our ability to…
 
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    Have dog blog will travel

  • Be the Change: Speak Out

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

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

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

    CeliaSue
    1 Apr 2014 | 10:50 am
    Angels come in all forms. And many pibble (pit bull) owners would say that their canine is an angel come to earth to teach humans all about love, compassion and kindness. One of these angel canines just happens to be named Angel. Her guardian, actress and comedian Rebecca Corry seeks to create safe and humane communities for humans and animals and to raise awareness about the abuse and discrimination against pit bull terriers and discuss solutions for this growing problem. Some of Rebecca’s guest star appearances include: “The King of Queens,” “The Bernie Mac Show,” “Rules Of…
  • Double trouble

    CeliaSue
    31 Mar 2014 | 2:44 pm
    Cici has a doppelganger (look alike)… see below photos… Her name is Hazel from Our Pack rescue. She was recently adopted. Isn’t she a cutie pie? She even has the spot on her forehead and polka dot ear that Cici has plus a black splotch on her rear and other polka dot spots. And she loves to play, too.                
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    What's New Dog Blog

  • Apr 14, Exercise your active dog - without exhausting your energy reserves!

    14 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    If Fido wears you out - yet he's still raring to go, you might want to try some urban 'dog-mushing' This creative invention is a fun, safe and versatile way to let your dog work off his excess energy. Great bonding experience too.....
  • Apr 12, Can you speak 'dog'? If not, help is at hand :)

    12 Apr 2014 | 8:40 am
    Our dogs speak using a combination of sounds and body language. If you've been a dog-owner for a while, chances are you're pretty good at translating your dogs messages - and that helps make life easier for everyone. But for new puppy parents, dog owners, and everyone else, a lack of understanding can cause confusion or frustration, and could even be dangerous. Luckily, it's pretty easy to get an idea of what any dog is trying to tell you. Check out this page to learn more....
  • Apr 8, URGENT!! Elderly, abused Chihuahua needs help.

    8 Apr 2014 | 6:55 pm
    'Baby' the Chihuahua is a senior dog who has a heartbreaking story.... and so far there is no happy ending in sight. She desperately needs a forever home and more than deserves a chance to know what being loved feels like. Baby has some special needs - she's a little shy and skittish because of ther abuse she's suffered, and she has some incontinence problems, but is now on medication for those and the situation is improving. Her health is so fragile that she can't travel far and the rescue she is with are looking for someone within a 100 mile radius of Los Angeles who has room in their heart…
  • Apr 4, Indestructible Dog Toys - Dog Tested, Owner Approved!

    4 Apr 2014 | 8:28 am
    The best indestructable dog toys for power-chewers. From Kongs, balls and chew toys to soft toys that go the distance. These keep everyone happy.
  • Apr 2, Puppy Potty Training Questions & Answers

    2 Apr 2014 | 7:42 am
    Many new owners have a variety of puppy potty training questions that they need answers to. Well, the answers are all right here!
 
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    Pawfun

  • Pawfun Product Test: 4 Paws Up for P.L.A.Y. Dog Bed from Pupyo.com

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

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

    BL Ochman
    14 Feb 2014 | 8:54 am
    Further proof that animals are sentient beings – in case you need some!
  • Video of Giant Panda playing in the snow goes viral

    BL Ochman
    11 Feb 2014 | 6:14 pm
    The Toronto Zoo was closed on Feb 5, 2014 because of an epic snowfall. The zoo’s security cameras caught the giant panda, Da Mao, playing in the snow in his outdoor habitat. The video has gone viral, with 4.1 million YouTube views so far.
  • Psychic Manatees predict 2014 Superbowl winners

    BL Ochman
    1 Feb 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Hugh and Buffett, two psychic Manatee brothers at Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, are Super Bowl fans who wow us every year with their ability to pick the winners of the big game. Buffett has predicted the winning Super Bowl team correctly for the last six years. His half-brother Hugh, however, has only picked the winner four years out of six.
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    Romeo The Cat - Funny Cats with a Cause

  • Romeo the Cat…on Trying to Change People

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

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

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

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

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

  • Why Do Cats Knead?

    SciShow
    8 Apr 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Why Do Cats Knead? SciShow tackles one of the cutest questions ever: Why cats knead. You might have heard the theory, but do you know what adult cats would hold on to kitten-li... From: SciShow Views: 384598 10094 ratings Time: 02:33 More in Education
  • 13 Things Only Siblings Understand

    BuzzFeedVideo
    1 Apr 2014 | 12:07 pm
    13 Things Only Siblings Understand It takes one to know one. Post to Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1lAReVO Like BuzzFeedVideo on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/18yCF0b Post to Twitter: http://bit.ly/1k... From: BuzzFeedVideo Views: 1709912 25328 ratings Time: 02:10 More in Entertainment
  • Jennxpenn's Top 10 Things Not To Do on a Date

    AwesomenessTV
    6 Mar 2014 | 11:58 am
    Jennxpenn's Top 10 Things Not To Do on a Date 10 Ways to Be a Teacher's Pet: http://bit.ly/1fboVou Nervous about your date tonight? Don't fret - Jennxpenn is here with some expert dating advice! What is ... From: AwesomenessTV Views: 109390 7051 ratings Time: 02:58 More in Comedy
  • THE CUTEST VIDEO GAME CHARACTERS (Why We're Single)

    Smosh Games
    3 Mar 2014 | 1:00 pm
    THE CUTEST VIDEO GAME CHARACTERS (Why We're Single) This week we're talking the absolute cutest characters in video games. Because, it's not always about being a bad a$$. Sometimes you got to be cute to get wh... From: Smosh Games Views: 440673 8831 ratings Time: 05:23 More in Gaming
  • Jennxpenn's Top 10 Ways to Be a Teacher's Pet

    AwesomenessTV
    27 Feb 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Jennxpenn's Top 10 Ways to Be a Teacher's Pet Best Dogs in Movies and TV: http://bit.ly/1ccP1wA Have you always wanted to be the teacher's pet but didn't know how? Jennxpenn gives you her top 10 ways to ... From: AwesomenessTV Views: 114336 7423 ratings Time: 03:24 More in Comedy
 
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  • Nicolas Cage Has a Rough History with Animals

    The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
    12 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Nicolas Cage Has a Rough History with Animals Nicolas recaps his aggressive past with animals, including a bandicoot, and Jimmy asks about Nicolas' upcoming film, Joe. Subscribe NOW to The Tonight Show S... From: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Views: 148935 1806 ratings Time: 05:35 More in Comedy
  • VELOCIRAPTORS

    vlogbrothers
    1 Apr 2014 | 11:27 am
    VELOCIRAPTORS In which John allows his four-year-old son to choose a topic for today's video. And the topic is velociraptors, which turn out to be a surprisingly interesti... From: vlogbrothers Views: 394918 20956 ratings Time: 03:25 More in People & Blogs
  • Better Names For Body Parts

    JennaMarbles
    13 Feb 2014 | 2:44 am
    Better Names For Body Parts Website/tickets for Expload in Melbourne, Australia March 8th 2014: http://expload.com.au Expload Twitter https://twitter.com/exploadau Better Names For Food... From: JennaMarbles Views: 2500493 71885 ratings Time: 03:28 More in Comedy
  • How Animals Eat Their Food Part 2 | MisterEpicMann

    MisterEpicMann
    23 Aug 2013 | 11:00 am
    How Animals Eat Their Food Part 2 | MisterEpicMann Cool people share videos on Twitter by clicking here: http://full.sc/19MPILi Check out PrankVsPrank's channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/PrankvsPrank Check... From: MisterEpicMann Views: 7390673 111923 ratings Time: 01:36 More in Comedy
  • True Facts About The Owl

    zefrank1
    24 Jul 2013 | 1:25 pm
    True Facts About The Owl Post to FB :: http://on.fb.me/138Vd4d Tweet Link :: http://bit.ly/138WDvD music : http://www.soundcloud.com/querflote Eagle Owl: chicks and adult bird - Uhu:... From: zefrank1 Views: 5930823 65751 ratings Time: 04:21 More in Education
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    No Dog About It Blog

  • Wordless Wednesday #183 – Foster Dog Maggie

    Mel
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:04 am
    Filed under: Animal Rescue, Maggie, Pine River puppy mill, puppy mill dogs, Puppy Mills, Shelties, Wordless Wednesday Tagged: animal rescue, foster dogs, Minnesota Sheltie Rescue, puppy mill dogs, Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog
  • Blog the Change for Animals: Support organizations who help people and animals

    Mel
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:55 am
    April 15th is Blog the Change for Animals Day. It’s a day when bloggers unite to bring attention back to an animal cause they care deeply about. It’s also a day in which you, our friends and readers, can also do something small to make the difference in the life of an animal. It’s been […]
  • Favorite Video Friday – Cat vs. Dachshund

    Mel
    11 Apr 2014 | 5:38 am
    It’s not often you see a video of a cat and dog playing where they are so easily matched. I absolutely love Pepper the Dachshund, and his friend, Patrick, the cat. They clearly have a relationship based on mutual respect. I hope they bring a smile to your face like they did to mine. :)Filed […]
  • Wordless Wednesday #182 – Two Shelties and a Lab

    Mel
    8 Apr 2014 | 9:04 pm
    Filed under: Cupcake, Daisy, Dog Park, Jasper, Photos, Shelties Tagged: dog park, Labrador Retriever, photography, Shelties, Wordless Wednesday
  • Does your dog see ghosts? I think Aspen did.

    Mel
    8 Apr 2014 | 4:59 am
    I was listening to a local radio station the other morning when the radio host shared a freaky story with all his listeners. It reminded me of my late dog Aspen. The radio host shared that he had been at home napping with his dog when the dog moved and then sat up and stared […]
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    Avenue K9

  • Henry Gives Decorative Pillows A Purpose

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

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

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

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

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

  • How to Housebreak Your Dog Without Breaking Your Home

    WayCoolDogs
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:58 am
    Though it may not seem like it sometimes, especially when they are a puppy, dogs have a natural instinct to keep their living space clean — especially in close headquarters. Learning how to housebreak With some help from you, through patient and gradual housebreaking, your dog will happily learn to do their business outside. This […] Read full post at How to Housebreak Your Dog Without Breaking Your Home More dog stories and info about dog health, training and news at Way Cool Dogs!
  • An Understanding of Picky Dogs Who Cannot Eat

    WayCoolDogs
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:57 pm
    For those of us who do not have an eating disorder or are considered picky eaters, we know by experience that something that tasted good yesterday may taste absolutely crappy today, while other times feelings of depression or too much stress can take away the appetite, or maybe there is honestly no appetite at the moment. But what many dog owners do not understand is that a picky dog who cannot eat may be having some psychological issues going on, issues that can affect a dog's appetite and eating habits. Read full post at An Understanding of Picky Dogs Who Cannot Eat More dog stories and…
  • A Dog Story: Shelter Story about Donald

    WayCoolDogs
    13 Apr 2014 | 10:11 pm
    My shelter story began when Donald would not move when he was brought to the shelter. I would open the cage and look at him lying down, looking into space, gently rub his head and talk to him, and get no response. It happened one, two, three days, and on the fourth he slowly pulled himself to his feet and stepped out of the cage into my arms. Read full post at A Dog Story: Shelter Story about Donald More dog stories and info about dog health, training and news at Way Cool Dogs!
  • Five Unknown Services Offered for Dogs

    WayCoolDogs
    11 Apr 2014 | 11:44 pm
    There is little doubt that dog trainers, dog lovers and dog owners not only adore the world’s canine pooches, but spend the majority of their time with them in one working form or another, treating them as close members of the family. As years go by, it is not unusual to see an elderly person […] Read full post at Five Unknown Services Offered for Dogs More dog stories and info about dog health, training and news at Way Cool Dogs!
  • How to Remove Bad Dog Breath

    WayCoolDogs
    7 Apr 2014 | 6:04 pm
    Getting your pet’s breath to be minty fresh may be an impossible feat, but this does not mean that pet owners should ignore the dental care of their pets. Taking care of a pet’s teeth and gums will not only help with an issues of bad breath but it will improve the animal’s health overall. There are steps that a pet owner can take to maintain their pet's oral health. Read full post at How to Remove Bad Dog Breath More dog stories and info about dog health, training and news at Way Cool Dogs!
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  • Laura Out And About

    the Pet Psychic
    10 Apr 2014 | 11:14 am
    Meet Sheldon. ️️️ Sorry NO Pet Psychic Radio Today! The post Laura Out And About appeared first on The Pet Psychic.
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    5 Apr 2014 | 8:51 pm
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    3 Apr 2014 | 9:38 pm
    Honey & Stormy holding paws before bedtime. The post Laura Out And About appeared first on The Pet Psychic.
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    3 Apr 2014 | 5:57 pm
    Dinner time at Jubilee’s new farm! The post Laura Out And About appeared first on The Pet Psychic.
  • Pet Psychic Radio 04-03-14

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

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

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

    Aimee
    27 Mar 2014 | 7:40 am
    Baby the Maltese doing what she does best; being cute! The post Woof Wednesday: Cute dog alert appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals.
 
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  • Friday’s Favorite Feathers

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

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

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

    rebecca
    21 Mar 2014 | 4:02 am
    Cockatoo by Phalinn Ooi If you enjoy this photo as much as I do, be sure to click through and give the photog some love. ©2014 Heckled By Parrots. All Rights Reserved..
  • Friday’s Favorite Feathers

    rebecca
    14 Mar 2014 | 4:56 am
    Sun Conure by Danny Chapman If you enjoy this photo as much as I do, be sure to click through and give the photog some love. ©2014 Heckled By Parrots. All Rights Reserved..
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  • We Will Never Stop Headlines Like That, Until We Stop Photos Like This!

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

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

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

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

    Chirag Patel
    23 Nov 2013 | 1:27 pm
    The power of positive reinforcement training along side empowering your learner and giving them choice and control. Love my monkey boy:)
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    Your Pet Sitting Business Destination - PetSittingOlogy

  • Why Did You Really Become A Professional Pet Sitter? (And the PSO Conference Scholarship is Open)

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

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

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

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

    Laura Capra
    11 Mar 2014 | 11:29 am
    Have you been to a conference before and been unimpressed? Maybe it was some industry conference, maybe it was a business class offered by a local college or business professional. Did you walk into the room and not know anyone? Did you cordially put on your fake smile and say hello, and then sit down and bury your head in your phone until the lecture started? And is that what it felt like – a lecture? A broad overview on what you need to do to grow a successful business but no real, pertinent to you, how am I going to implement, nothing pertains to ME and my business. So you leave and…
 
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    DogTipper: Tips for Dog Lovers

  • Adoptable Dog of the Day: Jeannie in New Jersey

    John Bigley
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Jeannie is an adult female Siberian Husky who is in the care of Husky House in Bridgewater, NJ. Jeannie is a loving, gentle dog and was surrendered when her previous owner found that she is diabetic.... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
  • Going Green for the #PawNatural Challenge

    Paris Permenter
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:02 pm
    We like to think that we live a pretty green lifestyle. Surrounded by a nature preserve for endangered birds, we’re really conscious of our impact on the environment. A creek flows through our... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
  • Kansas City Royals to Host Bark at the Park June 22nd

    Grace Sydney
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:36 pm
    Baseball buffs and their barking buddies can watch the Kansas City Royals play ball and help a paws cause in the process at the major league team’s annual Bark at the Park game. Taking place on... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
  • Adoptable Dog of the Day: Dixie in Utah

    John Bigley
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Dixie is a sweet Dachshund/Chihuahua mix who is under the care of Lost Paws, Inc. Small Breed Rescue and Adoption in Provo, UT. Dixie is a mellow girl who can get along with everyone including other... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
  • Soap Star Melody Thomas Scott Adopts a Shelter Dog

    Grace Sydney
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:43 am
    Actress Melody Thomas Scott, who has portrayed the character of Nikki Newman on the hit daytime drama The Young & The Restless for more than 35 years, recently accepted a real life role as a... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
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    The Pet Wiki - New pages [en]

  • Flax Supplement for Horses

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

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

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

    Mamairis
    6 Apr 2014 | 12:35 am
    Mamairis: While DDT sprayed on our growing food may be a thing of the past, we humans seem to have a knack for creating other toxins that harm our environment, our pets and other animals and ourselves. Unfortunately, many of these bad guys don't rear their toxic properties until much damage is done. There is a Huffington Post about a dog in the United Kingdom, Ivy, a 4 week old Staffordshire Bull Terrier whose owner accidentally dropped an E Cigarette nicotine capsule. Ivy grabbed the capsule, only pierced the plastic container and ingested a tiny amount of the ingredients. In moments she was…
  • Keeping Your Exotic Pet Safe in Disasters

    Mamairis
    3 Apr 2014 | 11:03 pm
    Mamairis: Natural disasters such as earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, fire and so on can strike without much prior warning. That's why it is so important to always be prepared before something happens. Leaving your exotic when you have to evacuate can be a double disaster for your pet. You may not be able to enter your house for a long while. Rescuers may not be able to reach your house. If there is heavy damage to your property and your pets' cages as well, they may have escaped or been injured or worse. Preparing a bag to carry a first aid kit and exotic pet supplies can be a bit…
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    Cold Nose Photo

  • Lucy in the Ocean

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

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

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

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

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

  • What Glenn Gould Taught Me About Leadership

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

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

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

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

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

  • Blog the Change: Adopt A Shelter

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

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

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

    Amy Burkert
    10 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    Congratulations, Portland, Oregon (Cindy S.) – you’ve been voted the 2014 Best City for Pet Travelers by GoPetFriendly.com’s readers, your devoted fans, and pet lovers from around the country! We know that you’ll carry your title proudly and will continue to make Portland a wonderful destination for pet travelers from far and wide. The Play-by-Play Once again, our pet friendly version of “March Madness” had all the excitement and suspense you’d expect of any great tournament. We opened the competition with 126 contenders and spent countless hours relentlessly abusing…
  • Portland or Cape San Blas: Vote Now! Best City for Pet Travelers 2014

    Amy Burkert
    7 Apr 2014 | 4:30 am
    This is for all the cookies, baby! We have a legendary battle of East vs. West in the Best City for Pet Travelers tournament … and YOUR votes will decide which city claims this year’s title! Portland, Oregon, with it’s long list of pet friendly virtues and it’s killer location between the ocean and the mountains, squares off against the peaceful, gorgeous beaches of Cape San Blas/Port St. Joe and it’s dynamite position on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Portland, Oregon  (Cindy S.) Cape San Blas, Florida  (Wendy J.) Expect a hair-raising rivalry … because only one…
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    Pawcurious: With Pet Lifestyle Expert and Veterinarian Dr. V.

  • Dog Trail: Poetry, sheer poetry

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

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

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

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

    Dr. V
    20 Mar 2014 | 11:26 pm
    There’s nothing worse than sticking your foot in your mouth. I hate that feeling when the words escape your mouth and hang there, floating in the air, as it slowly dawns on you what horrible thing you’ve just said. I try to be cognizant of these things in my work as a vet. I’m pretty sure I’ve said some awful things unintentionally, and the most I can do is hope the person didn’t actually really register it. Like when I’m coughing in the middle of a euthanasia, and I apologize by saying, “My allergies are killing me today.” AW DANGIT I…
 
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    PetRelocation.com Blog

  • Planning Cat Travel to Hawaii

    Pet Travel Questions
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Name: Elizabeth Number of Pets: 3 Pet Type: Cats Pet Breed: Domestic Short Hair From: New York To: Hawaii Hello, Can you please tell me the requirements for moving my three cats from New York to Hawaii? Thanks very much, Elizabeth   Hi Elizabeth, Thanks for your question, we'd be happy to help. Moving pets to Hawaii does require extra work compared to going to any other US state, so you'll want to go over everything carefully in advance to make sure your cats' move is a smooth one. Here's a link to the official state of Hawaii website including frequently asked questions…
  • Pet Client Story: "My Little Fellow"

    PetRelocation.com Customer
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Name: Sandie Pet's Name: Barney From: Florida, USA To: London, United Kingdom I was really happy with PetRelocation. The best thing was the interaction with me about the move; we chose door-to-door service and were called by the person collecting Barney to tell me what time Barney was being picked up. He called from the airport to say all was well, and another person bringing him to me called and told me he was on his way. Barney was fine. We were very happy with the company and would recommend anyone relocating to use them.    
  • Where to Start When You're Nervous About Pet Travel

    Pet Travel Questions
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    Name: Lori Number of Pets: 2 Pet Type: Dogs Pet Breed: Yorkshire Terriers From: South Africa To: Canada   Dear PetRelocation, My Husband and I are in the process of trying to move to Canada, but our dogs are our first priority and we will not move without them. Our Yorkshire Terriers are 9 months old and they weigh 2.5kg and 3.5kg, respectively. We would like to know the process of relocating them to Canada, i.e how do they travel, what about food and water, do they need to stay in quarantine when they arrive, do they travel the same time that we travel, or is their a waiting period…
  • Sammie and Katie's Return from Dubai: "Smooth Ride!"

    PetRelocation.com Customer
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Name: Beth and Larry Pets' Names: Sammie and Katie From: Dubai, UAE To: New Braunfels, TX   We chose to have PetRelocation move our pets because they did a great job moving them three years ago TO Dubai! This time also, they did not disappoint! They took care of the vet visit to get the Health Certificate, picked them up for the airport, and got them on the plane! They kept us posted as to when the plane left, and when they arrived in Houston. Then, they brought them right to our door in New Braunfels! The pets were great when they arrived, and are still doing great! We are very…
  • Air Travel with a Shiba Inu

    Pet Travel Questions
    14 Apr 2014 | 11:45 am
    Name: Myrna Number of Pets: 1 Pet Type: Dog Pet Breed: Shiba Inu From: Los Angeles, CA To: San Juan, PR   Dear PetRelocation, What age is the best for my dog to travel? I'm really scared that something will happen to him since this is a long trip! Thanks, Myrna   Hi Myrna, We recommend that pets be at least 16 weeks old before they travel, and when it comes to older dog(e)s, the decision should be made on a case by case basis with the help of advice from a vet. Here's more about flying with older pets. In general, the risks associated with pet travel can be kept to a minimum…
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    Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews

  • The Best Natural Pet Food Store – The Pet Beastro

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

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

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

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

    naturaldogfoodseo
    1 Apr 2014 | 1:27 am
    Jack was malnourished and refused to eat the food that the owners gave him. After talking to the vet and switching his food to Freshpet all natural, refriger… Video Rating: 0 / 5 Jack loves Freshpet all natural, healthy dog food is a post from: Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews See also a ...Jack loves Freshpet all natural, healthy dog food is a post from: Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews See also a free dog food cook book - Recipes For Dog Food Sponsored by this money making blog Natural Dog Food - Related posts: Kuma loves Freshpet all natural, healthy dog food how to make…
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    Dog Treat Blog

  • Kokopelli Barkery

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

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

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

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

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

  • Cat Breeds, the Chartreaux Cat

    Vickie Fisher
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:52 am
    The Chartreaux Cat Ya know, I sorta both love and hate this time of year.  I totally LOVE the flowers and greening trees.  And, here in Albuquerque, the temps are sooo mild and the sun is so bright and warming.  On the other hand, I’m facing myself in the mirror and imagining what I’m going to look like in those nice summer clothes – no bulky coat to hide the winter battle with the bulge. So, that made me think about the Chartreux.  It’s body is a little  “out of balance” – just like mine!  The Chartreux is an old breed often described as a “potato on toothpicks, “…
  • The Pet Podcast Channel presents, Pets Teach Us So Much, 128 with Robbin and Joseph Everett

    Lookie Lou &#38; The TPPC.tv Crew
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:38 am
    Colleen Demling Wheeee!  The weather is getting warmer and spring has spung, is spring-a-linging, is sproinging, is….here. Yeah! That means we have Passover and Easter not far behind!  Colleen Demling is scheduled to be this week’s guest to talk about Easter dangers for our pets. Plus we will be having fun, as usual, talking about current events, pet news and celebrity pet gossip. Please join us on Thursday, April, 17th to join in the mayhem and fun! Join us live on http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tppctv or download through iTunes or listen on our site. More about our guest: With…
  • Meow-Monday, Tuna Tuesday CatLadyLand Cat-Toon, Hatching Socks

    Lookie Lou &#38; The TPPC.tv Crew
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:40 am
    Cat-Toons By Angie Bailey We love Angie! Angie Bailey is an award-winning writer, blogger, humorist, and professional member of the Cat Writers’ Association. She’s the author of whiskerslist: the kitty classifieds and Catladyland, which won the Best Humor Blog in the 2013 BlogPaws Nose-to-Nose Pet Blogging & Social Media Awards and Funniest Pet Blog in the 2011 Petties Awards. She is a regular columnist for Catster.com, the creator of Texts from Mittens, and half of the comedy web series production team of 82 South St. Productions, LLC.
  • April Showers

    Karen Varley
    9 Apr 2014 | 1:58 am
      Looking dapper! Though April showers may come your way, your pup will be protected in this lightweight and lovely raincoat.  Darby is sporting the PJNY dogwear raincoat and wet weather walks are just another reason to look sharp. Adorable! Speaking of sports (and I mean this in the Gatsby-esque “old sport” way) check out Mr. Chap, this month appearing as Captain Chap, in his ready for yachting wear.  Or,  maybe just a walk in the park during a cloudburst – either way, looking good, Captain Chap! April is National Poetry Month, and a good time to curl up with a book of verses…
  • Love Genies Rap Poem about Finding Your Pet Loving Mate

    Lookie Lou &#38; The TPPC.tv Crew
    8 Apr 2014 | 1:09 am
      Cool Rap with a Message (Photo:lolacainecouture.com) So you make the list and you are checking it twice. Some traits may be naughty and some might be nice. Some may be best served cold with some shredded ice, but your life with dogs or life with cats may be way cooler than that of you and your potential mate. But wait, all is not lost.  Look around look out side and what have you found? Probably not all that your heart may desire. Look inside for that of which you truly wish to acquire. For desire may inspire the life long yearning. Yes it’s you we are talking to so wake up and…
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    FIDO Friendly

  • Meet Woody Meg - The Woodmark Hotel Director of Barketing

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

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

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

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

    susan@fidofriendly.com
    5 Apr 2014 | 2:25 pm
 
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    Dog Jaunt

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Create a Dog First Aid Kit

    15 Apr 2014 | 9:19 am
    Make a Dog First Aid Kit. Treat minor dog wounds at home. Human medication safe for dogs, induce vomiting, emergency supplies needed to care for your Schnauzer.
  • My beloved Heidi-Lu

    15 Apr 2014 | 6:43 am
    To My beloved Heidi-Lu: 8 days ago God called you to Heaven to be with him. My heart has a big void it in since you left me but I know that you are in
  • Miniature Schnauzer Rescue Stories

    14 Apr 2014 | 7:42 am
    Mini Schnauzer Rescue Stories.Saving the life of a Schnauzer.What it takes to adopt a dog. Inspirational stories submitted by site visitors who have adopted Schnauzers. Write your own
  • Fight Dog Phobia and Win It Too

    14 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    When faced with a fluffy puppy or doe-eyed dog, the common instinct for most is to bend over and take a closer look. However, most people aren't all people.
  • It's Suri Rule

    14 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    Hi, I'm Suri. My Mom always tells me that my full name on paper is Lady Suri but what's so important about that. Never before have people called me Lady,
 
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    GrouchyPuppy® Blog | Dog Lovers Source

  • Why love an old dog?

    Sharon
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Why do we love our old dog so much? Because you can't make old friends. Adopt a senior dog.
  • Adoptable Senior Dog of the Week: Tommy G

    Sharon
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:08 pm
    What is it about Dachshunds, or as I like to call them Doxies, that make them so happy and upbeat? All of these wee dogs that I've met are like this week's adoptable senior dog, happy, ignores cats, and does that little Doxie trot during a walk around the block.  This week we have a new fun interview between mischievous terrier Calvin, the leader of small club: big adventures for small dogs, and Tommy G.… a www.grouchypuppy.com exclusive! Come read this cute question and answer session with this sweet senior dachshund, Tommy G [...] Tommy G’s…
  • Guest Post: Our Experience with Holistic Treatments

    Sharon
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:58 pm
    I believe that it's important for dog lovers to share our personal canine experiences in our own voice, which is why you will find occasional guest posts on Grouchy Puppy doing just that -- do remember Maggie's two-part series on pet adoption? Today, Jana Rade is sharing part one of a two-part guest post discussing her experience with holistic treatments. Jana is a graphic designer by profession and never aspired to learning about dog health issues until she met Jasmine. Unfortunately, she received a crash course in the subject due to Jasmine’s many health issues and has since…
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    BorderWars

  • Minimum Viable Population: 5,000 Adults

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

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

    Christopher
    28 Mar 2014 | 4:43 pm
    There’s a lot of symmetry between the Church’s dogmatic and bigoted stand against gay marriage and the sheeple arguments against breeding Border Collies for sport or any other activity save trial “work.” Both tradition-based cultures are authoritarian and exclusionary when it comes to who gets to breed and raise the next generation.  Both keep extensive records of sex and who is allowed to engage in it with who else.  Both sanctify the new offspring of this approved sex and offer papers in testament to membership within their ranks.  Both fancy themselves as…
  • Spring Birthdays!

    Christopher
    20 Mar 2014 | 11:29 am
    It’s the first day of Spring and also the birthday of both Christopher and Celeste.  We’ll be celebrating with Frisbees and meaty bones, which are pretty much both of our favorite things. The Border-Wars Facebook page also turns one-year-old today with 590 likes!  If you haven’t liked us on FB yet, please join us so you can be enlightened and entertained with newsworthy and humorous dog posts that don’t make it onto the blog. One of our fans anonymously sent in this wonderful sketch of Celeste, so thanks for that! And in the same celebration of fine art paintings of…
  • Wyndlair Double Merle Collie Kennel Closes

    Christopher
    10 Mar 2014 | 5:56 am
    Wyndlair Kennels has closed down.  They’re the outfit that intentionally bred Merle to Merle in order to create a double merle stud dog named Wyndlair Avalanche “Aidan” that would always pass along that color to his offspring, and in so doing knowingly risked and achieved a profoundly disabled blind and deaf double merle dog who was widely used in AKC Rough Collies. Their “Collies for Sale” page has been replaced with this message: NO COLLIES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE Unfortunately, we are not currently breeding any litters. We have relocated for a new job opportunity…
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    VPI Hambone Award

  • Labrador Retriever Poisoned by Neighbor’s Marijuana

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

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

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

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

    Dennis
    17 Mar 2014 | 1:32 pm
    It’s that time of year, when brackets get busted and underdog teams hope to become the “Cinderella” of the tournament. It’s also time for us to sort through our database of more than 500,000 insured pets to determine which teams participating in the 2014 NCAA Tournament are represented by pet breeds. Below is a list of teams in the “Big Dance” that have monikers inspired by dog, cat and exotic breeds: Dog Breeds: The following teams with pooch-inspired mascots are hoping for a dog day afternoon: Bulldogs – Gonzaga Great Danes – Albany Huskies – UCONN Terriers – Wofford Cat…
 
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    Bunny's Blog

  • Welcome Back! #BTC4A

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

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

    Vicki Cook
    10 Apr 2014 | 7:34 am
    Gladys Night was turned in to the shelter at eight years old and FIV+. Best Friends Los Angeles pulled her from the shelter and loved her but it wasn't a home.For many months she was largely ignored because of the misconceptions of being older, black and FIV+. At an adoption event, Gladys took destiny into her own hands and picked her new owner, Pat. Both couldn't be happier. Best Friends Animal Society Los Angeles is working collaboratively with animal rescue groups, city shelters and passionate individuals who are all dedicated to the mission of making Los Angeles a no-kill city. As part of…
  • ASPCA declares April 8 National Dog Fighting Awareness Day

    Vicki Cook
    8 Apr 2014 | 5:55 am
    Via PR Web - As part of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month in April, the ASPCA designates April 8 National Dog Fighting Awareness Day to raise awareness of the prevalence of dog fighting in the U.S., reveal little-known truths about the blood sport, and encourage animal lovers nationwide to take action against one of the most brutal forms of animal cruelty.Despite being a felony in all 50 states, dog fighting continues to be a popular underground activity. Additional criminal activities often connected with dog fighting include drug and weapons violations.Last year alone, the ASPCA helped…
  • ASPCA assists in dog fighting bust in Milwaukee, 23 dogs seized

    Vicki Cook
    5 Apr 2014 | 8:56 am
    This week, the ASPCA assisted the Milwaukee Police Department and the District Attorney of Milwaukee County with a multi-site dog fighting raid. Law enforcement authorities broke up the dogfighting ring that involved at least 23 dogs and arrested 13 people Thursday in pre-dawn raids across the city.Eight search warrants were executed at eight crime scenes, where 23 suspected fighting dogs were seized. Investigators also discovered blood on basement walls as well as other evidence of dog fighting, including treadmills, wound treatment supplies and muscle building supplements.The defendants are…
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    Love My Pets GPS

  • A Bit Of Time Each Day Training Your Dog Helps

    MinervaW
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:24 am
    If you have a dog that is naturally well-behaved, you are very lucky, as most dogs require at least some training. The following tips will help you to train your dog to be well mannered. Crates need to be treated as the dog’s second home. Meal times should be given within the crate while the door remains open throughout the meal. The crate will then become associated with the foodRelated Posts:Learn How To Train Your Dog From The ProsTraining Your Dog Has Never Been This Simple BeforeTry These Tips To Train Your DogThe Basic Commands Of Excellent Puppy TrainingEverything You Need To…
  • Planning To Run With Your Dog? Do It Safely.

    Alex
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:41 am
    Glucosamine For Dogs People today live increasingly busy lives. Fitting in time for work, family, friends, pets, and exercise can be difficult to say the least. If possible, combining a few of these factors can create a more sane life. Perhaps you can get your entire family on-board with taking your dog for a walk. Maybe taking your dog along to a friends house is a possibility. Another great ideaRelated Posts:Dogs With Achy Joints-Move More To Feel BetterThe Fun Publication Just About Pet ShoppingPet Care rx – Dog Care ProductsNichole cunningham animalsAre you a cat or a dog person?
  • Your Dog Needs Help To Be The Best He Can Be

    MinervaW
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:10 am
    If you want to have a satisfying relationship with your dog, you must provide good training. The more you know about training your pet, the better off you will be when the time comes to implement the training. You will be pleased to find that the advice from this article is perfect for your training efforts, no matter what stage they are in. Take small steps when crate training yourRelated Posts:Check Out These Simple Training Your Dog IdeasHave Fido Acting His Best With These Puppy Training IdeasLearning A Few Training Your Dog Tips Will HelpA Few Ideas To Discourage Your Dog From Eating…
  • Advice And Tips On Training Your Dog

    MinervaW
    13 Apr 2014 | 10:37 pm
    Dogs are not capable of the intelligent and analytical thinking that their human owners are, so never assume your pup is as smart as you are. You will be greatly disappointed if you think that they can. In this article you are going to learn the proper way to treat your dog during the training process. It is not difficult to teach a dog how to roll over, and havingRelated Posts:Difficulty With Puppy Training? Try These Wonderful IdeasCanine Training Can Be Fun And RewardingDog Training Tips To Help You And Your PetAdvice For Training Your Dog Quickly And EfficientlyEverything You Need To Know…
  • Important Steps With Your Dog Training Strategy

    MinervaW
    12 Apr 2014 | 9:24 pm
    Does your dogs behavior frustrate you? If you answered yes, your dog probably needs to be trained nore. A little bit of extra time invested will help ensure you get the pet you want. Here you will learn some important tips on how to begin training your pet properly. Have a good reward system when training your dog. It is important that you provide the right amount of treats atRelated Posts:Easy And Effective Tips For Training Your DogWays To Make Your Dog Obey YouTurn Him Into Your Best FriendThe Right Way To Teach Your Pet To Do BusinessKeep Your Well-Trained Dog By Your Side
 
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  • The Best Alarm Clock? Your Cat of Course! (VIDEO)

    26 Mar 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Are you having trouble getting up in the morning, sleepyhead? Your fluffy alarm clock will make sure you get to your job on time. Remember to thank your sweet alarm clock. Otherwise one day you just might have to run for that bus.Watch the video to see cats showing off their superior skills.
  • "A Cat's Guide to Loving a Human" by Cole & Marmalade (Video)

    22 Mar 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Cole and Marmalade have special insight into human behavior. In this cute video, A Cat's Guide to Loving a Human, (see below) the two cat sociologists provide helpful tips on how to keep your human happy. The authoritative kitties have a keen understanding about the special bond between the two species.The two sociologists (Cole on the left) in a meeting.Their smart suggestions for cats regarding humans include: Make sure they wake up in time for workProtect them from bugs, and most importantly Make sure they are always presentablephoto: Cole and Marmalade FB page
  • Milo the Cat Photobombs Owner's Yoga Video

    14 Mar 2014 | 6:23 pm
    Okay Milo. We see you!Talk about upstaging your human! This diva cat knows how to get your attention. And now he's famous as this funny video has gone viral. 
  • "Cats + Abs" Video Features Adoptable Kittens and Rapping Male Models

    13 Mar 2014 | 8:32 pm
    Time for a little silliness.Henya, Merlin and Tony are the adorable stars of this video. The kittens who are from the New York Humane Society appear with 3 male models rapping about cats. The photogenic feline performers steal the show. The video was created by Cosmo.Here's a peek at two of the kittens whose adoptions are pending.HENYAMERLINThe NY Humane Society is a no-kill shelter. They offer free vet care for the first 3 weeks after adoption. They have an adoption matchmaker who will take your profile and match you or your pet with just the right cat or dog companion.They are…
  • Rescue Cats Happily Employed at Tire Store (VIDEO)

    7 Feb 2014 | 8:42 pm
    Two cats rescued from the freezing cold are the newest (and most beloved) employees at a Canadian Tire store in Sydney, Nova Scotia.Kitty clerk works the register
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  • ‘Sit Up’ Buddy: Training Your Dog To Sit Like You

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Rickie Roo
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:42 pm
    I love Vetrap because it doesn’t get sticky. When I get hurt and mommy has to cover up my ouchie so I don’t lick it, she always covers it with soft cotton and 3M Vetrap. She keeps it in our emergency kit, and you know what? Once I saw her use the Vetrap on herself when she got bit by a bad doggie (it wasn’t me… well, okay, maybe it was, but it was an accident). Mommy uses the skinnier of the sizes, which is 2 inches wide. They also have 4-inch-wide ones. You can buy Vetrap in single rolls (they’re 5 yards long), or you can buy a whole bunch of rolls at once. It…
  • ASK A VET: Why Is My French Bulldog Puppy’s Skin Turning Gray?

    Dr. Smith
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:04 am
    I have a 3-month-old French Bulldog called Bruno. Over the past four weeks, I have noticed that his belly, the back of his ears and his bottom are turning to a grayish color from the pink they were previously. These areas are not red, or bothering Bruno in any way, but the fur is noticeably thinner in those spots. Is this normal, or should I take Bruno for a visit to the vet? – Sasha Hi Sasha, This could be normal pigment, but the fact that there is also thinning of the fur concerns me. I definitely recommend that you have him examined by his veterinarian. Changes in skin pigment can…
  • Doggie Duty: New Jersey Pooch Receives Jury Summons

    Laura Goldman
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:29 pm
    Barrett Griner of Bridgeton, N.J., was hoping a family member who just received a jury summons would get selected for a cat burglar case. That family member is a 5-year-old German Shepherd named IV (pronounced “ivy”). A summons addressed to IV Griner arrived in their mailbox Friday. “Nobody in my house is named IV except for the German Shepherd,” Griner told CBS Philly. “I had to laugh at it.” The dog dad’s full name is Barrett Griner IV. He also named his dog IV — the roman numeral for four — and that’s how things got mixed up. The Cumberland County Judiciary…
  • i Love This: P.S.I. Imports Anti-Spill Dog Dishes and Bowl

    Deborah Davidson Harpur
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:46 pm
    These are very affordable, plus they last and last and last. One of the items I always keep in the car for my dogs is an anti-spill bowl. I have several types, but I keep going back to the original style, which is the P.S.I. Imports Anti-Spill Waterhole Dog Dishes and Bowl. It is very affordable, plus they last and last and last. Seriously, I have one I won at a dog show that says “Rose City Classic 1998″ on it — and I still use it. I think I’ve had two of these bowls break. One broke because someone drove over it when I was unloading, and the other one had the edges…
  • ASK A TRAINER: My Beagle-Basset Won’t Stop Stealing My Yorkie’s Food

    Nikki Moustaki
    14 Apr 2014 | 4:29 pm
    I have a Beagle-Basset Hound mix and a 2-year-old Yorkie. My dilemma is that my Yorkie doesn’t always eat his food in one sitting. He likes to go outside and return to the food later. Guess who steals his food? How can I can stop my hound mix from stealing my Yorkie’s food without spanking him? When I come into the kitchen like a madwoman because I hear him at the bowl, he immediately scooches down. – Evelyn Hi Evelyn, I’m so glad that you wrote, because there’s an easy solution to this problem — and it doesn’t have to do with trying to change your hound’s…
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  • Benefits of Agility Training for Your Dog

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

    Richard Christian
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:18 pm
    It happens so fast, you barely know what hit you. While hurricanes take days to make their way to landfall, a tornado can pop up in an instant, and wreak havoc on everything that falls in its path. And although tornadoes have been experienced on every continent on the globe – minus Antarctica – the vast majority of twisters develop in the central region of the United States, known as “Tornado Alley.” There, in Tornado Alley, twisters are far too common. Many cause minimal damage. Sadly, that’s not always the case. In 2013, Moore Oklahoma was hit hard with a tornado that had…
  • 3 Tricks to Help Give Your Dog a Pill

    Richard Christian
    11 Apr 2014 | 11:14 am
    Dogs are like children in so many ways (let’s hope fleas isn’t one example of their similarities). They can’t be left alone for too long. They’re far more pleasant to be around with when they’re utterly exhausted, and they both hate to swallow pills. And just like with kids, we tend to hide our dogs’ medicine inside their food. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn’t. If you find yourself on the losing end of the hide-the-pill-in-a-heap-of-food game, here are 3 alternative tricks to help give your pooch a pill. 1. We’d be remiss not to mention that the tried and true practice…
  • The Perfect Pocket Pets for Kids

    Lisa Selvaggio
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:37 am
    Children who grow up with pets develop a respect and love for animals that they carry into adulthood. Caring for another creature also teaches children how to be responsible, gentle, and nurturing. Pocket pets, in particular, are adorable, docile, and easy to care for, making them a perfect choice for kids who want a pet of their own to look after. Guinea Pigs Guinea pigs are a lot of fun because they really enjoy interacting with their human companions and they make quite a few funny sounds to communicate what they want. Children can hold guinea pigs, groom them, feed them, and give them…
  • Things to Consider Before Getting a Real Easter Bunny

    Lisa Selvaggio
    8 Apr 2014 | 9:19 am
    No one can deny how adorable a bunny really is, especially a baby bunny. And there seems to be no better time than the spring, especially around Easter, to introduce a new rabbit into your family. But before you head out to your local pet store or animal shelter, you should consider how difficult it can be to properly care for a rabbit. Otherwise, you could make a purchase you’ll end up regretting. They’re Not Easy to Care For Although some pocket pets are surprisingly easy to care for, rabbits can be challenging. In addition to buying a diet that’s properly balanced,…
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  • Dealing With Ingrown Nails in Cats and Dogs

    Dr. Debora Lichtenberg, VMD
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    By Dr. Debora Lichtenberg, VMD, Pets Adviser Nobody likes to think they've done a bad job taking care of their pet. How complicated a simple ingrown nail can become in the field of human emotions! You Might Also Like: How to Treat a Torn Cat Nail How to Trim a Cat’s Nails – Everything You How to Treat a Torn Dog Nail Does PediPaws Work Well? Yes, and Here’s Why This Vet Says: Please Don’t Ask Me to Declaw Why Do Some Cats Always Hold Up One Paw When… Make the Most Out of Walking Your Dog What to Expect During Kitten Development Stages Read the full article at Pets…
  • Boycott the Easter Bunny!

    Jillian Blume
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    By Jillian Blume, Pets Adviser Want to give your child a bunny for Easter this year? Please DON'T! Even if the bunny manages to survive, kids often lose interest. That's bad news. You Might Also Like: Easter Baskets Can Kill Your Pets 5 Ways Your Children Can Help Shelter Animals 6 Ways Pets Can Enhance Children’s Lives Pet Rabbit Care Guide How to Care for House Rabbits How to Keep Your Pet Safe on Halloween Do Chickens Make Good Pets? Celebrate Be Kind to Animals Week Read the full article at Pets Adviser here: Boycott the Easter Bunny!
  • 5 Tips to Get Rid of Pet Hair

    Jennifer Costello
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    By Jennifer Costello, Pets Adviser If you're tired of watching the dust bunnies of fur roll across the floor, you're not alone. Read my advice for eliminating pet hair. You Might Also Like: 2 Opposing Reviews of the FURminator Basic Coat Care for Cats and Dogs Jewelry Made from Cat Hair: Not as Gross as You… Help Selecting a Pet-Proof Couch How to Remove Mats From a Long-Haired Cat? A Hairy Meet Tabbi, a Scratching Post for Your Tabby Cat 5 Dog Breeds for People With Asthma and Other… DIY Cat Grooming: A Crash Course Read the full article at Pets Adviser here: 5 Tips to Get Rid…
  • Breed Profile: Kooikerhondje

    Kristine Lacoste
    12 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    By Kristine Lacoste, Pets Adviser Kooikerhondje dogs may have a funny name, but they are affectionate, people-oriented dogs with a strong working instinct. Learn more in our breed profile. You Might Also Like: Breed Profile: Basenji Breed Profile: Lowchen Breed Profile: Keeshond Breed Profile: Cane Corso Dog Breed Groups 101 Breed Profile: Beagle Breed Profile: Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier Breed Profile: Portuguese Podengo Pequeno Read the full article at Pets Adviser here: Breed Profile: Kooikerhondje
  • 6 Signs Your Cat Is Aging

    Jet Perreault
    11 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    By Jet Perreault, Pets Adviser Once cats reach 7-10 years old, they are considered senior pets — and the importance of veterinary visits increases. Here are some signs of feline aging. You Might Also Like: 3 Symptoms of Deafness in Cats When Senior Dogs Start Eating Less 5 Consequences of Cat Obesity Why Do Some Cats Always Hold Up One Paw When… Could Arthritis Be Keeping Your Cat From Poking… Cats With Two Different-Colored Eyes Why Does My Older Cat Yowl All the Time?… Veterinarian Advice on Senior Dogs’ Health… Read the full article at Pets Adviser here:…
 
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  • Need A Lhasa Apso Club In Greater Toronto Area

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

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

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

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

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

    Lorie Huston, DVM
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:22 pm
    Most of you who have been around the animal industry have heard of Temple Grandin. To many of you, she is probably an inspiration in addition to being an outspoken advocate for animals and people. She has been an active part of raising awareness about autism, or perhaps more appropriately, autism spectrum disorder (ASD). She has also been instrumental in implementing change in the livestock industry. Born with autism herself, Grandin did not begin to speak until four years of age. After that, she overcame various adversities and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in psychology as well…
  • Things You Need to Know About Owning a Horse

    Lorie Huston, DVM
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:55 pm
    I recently spent some time at home in Nebraska visiting my family there. While there, I was able to spend some time with my brother and his horses. As a child, I was always a little “horse crazy”, but my life led me in a different direction and it is brother and sister-in-law that ended up owning the horses in our family. They now own four horses, along with six cats (many of them rescues from the horse barn) and a Golden Retriever named Tucker. Obviously, like all of us, my brother and sister-in-law are animal lovers. Anyway, while in Nebraska, I spent time riding but also helped…
  • Could Your Lawn or Garden Be Dangerous? Mushroom Toxicity in Pets

    Lorie Huston, DVM
    13 Apr 2014 | 11:26 am
    Spring is, hopefully, either approaching or already here for many parts of our country. With spring often comes rain and other conditions that provide a good environment for the growth of mushrooms in our lawns and gardens. Poisonous mushrooms in a garden Photo courtesy of DepositPhotos.com/jura 13 Though many of us think of mushrooms as a topping on pizza or an integral part of a salad, there are many different types of mushrooms. Unfortunately, not all of them are safe when ingested by our pets. In fact, many wild-growing mushrooms can be quite dangerous. So, this seems a good time to talk…
  • Veterinarians, Suicide, Depression, and Way of Life

    Lorie Huston, DVM
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:11 pm
    The suicide of Dr. Shirley Sara Koshi recently has placed numerous issues plaguing the veterinary profession into the limelight. Some of these issues include burnout and the high rates of both depression and suicide within the field. I would venture to suggest that negative media attention and perhaps bullying on the part of some of her detractors played a part in Dr. Koshi’s death as well. You can read more about Dr. Koshi’s dispute and death on DVM360. You can decide for yourself whether she was unfairly bullied. I know what I believe but that’s not the point or the…
  • Every Day Should Be National Pet Day

    Lorie Huston, DVM
    10 Apr 2014 | 8:10 pm
    Tomorrow, April 11, is National Pet Day. In celebration of that day, I’m doing something a bit different for this post. Because my cats are such an important part of my life, I thought I’d share some photos of them with you in celebration of the day and as a tribute to the pets that share my life (or allow me to share theirs.) Midge, my little white girl Rusty, my red tabby and white boy Merlin, my red tabby male. He’s thinking about mischief. Found the mischief! You can imagine what happened right after this photo was taken. But, after all, what do you expect when you stick…
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  • Hormonal Parrots: How Parrot Food Affects Hormones

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

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

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

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

    Diane Burroughs
    14 Nov 2013 | 2:16 pm
    Click image to see a larger versionThe Most Exotic Birds Infographic via Pet Supplies The post Exotic Birds of the World InfoGraphic appeared first on Blog.birdsupplies.com.
 
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  • Boarding Kennels For Pets

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

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

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

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

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

    Lorie Huston, DVM
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:22 pm
    Most of you who have been around the animal industry have heard of Temple Grandin. To many of you, she is probably an inspiration in addition to being an outspoken advocate for animals and people. She has been an active part of raising awareness about autism, or perhaps more appropriately, autism spectrum disorder (ASD). She has also been instrumental in implementing change in the livestock industry. Born with autism herself, Grandin did not begin to speak until four years of age. After that, she overcame various adversities and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in psychology as well…
  • Things You Need to Know About Owning a Horse

    Lorie Huston, DVM
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:55 pm
    I recently spent some time at home in Nebraska visiting my family there. While there, I was able to spend some time with my brother and his horses. As a child, I was always a little “horse crazy”, but my life led me in a different direction and it is brother and sister-in-law that ended up owning the horses in our family. They now own four horses, along with six cats (many of them rescues from the horse barn) and a Golden Retriever named Tucker. Obviously, like all of us, my brother and sister-in-law are animal lovers. Anyway, while in Nebraska, I spent time riding but also helped…
  • Could Your Lawn or Garden Be Dangerous? Mushroom Toxicity in Pets

    Lorie Huston, DVM
    13 Apr 2014 | 11:26 am
    Spring is, hopefully, either approaching or already here for many parts of our country. With spring often comes rain and other conditions that provide a good environment for the growth of mushrooms in our lawns and gardens. Poisonous mushrooms in a garden Photo courtesy of DepositPhotos.com/jura 13 Though many of us think of mushrooms as a topping on pizza or an integral part of a salad, there are many different types of mushrooms. Unfortunately, not all of them are safe when ingested by our pets. In fact, many wild-growing mushrooms can be quite dangerous. So, this seems a good time to talk…
  • Veterinarians, Suicide, Depression, and Way of Life

    Lorie Huston, DVM
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:11 pm
    The suicide of Dr. Shirley Sara Koshi recently has placed numerous issues plaguing the veterinary profession into the limelight. Some of these issues include burnout and the high rates of both depression and suicide within the field. I would venture to suggest that negative media attention and perhaps bullying on the part of some of her detractors played a part in Dr. Koshi’s death as well. You can read more about Dr. Koshi’s dispute and death on DVM360. You can decide for yourself whether she was unfairly bullied. I know what I believe but that’s not the point or the…
  • Every Day Should Be National Pet Day

    Lorie Huston, DVM
    10 Apr 2014 | 8:10 pm
    Tomorrow, April 11, is National Pet Day. In celebration of that day, I’m doing something a bit different for this post. Because my cats are such an important part of my life, I thought I’d share some photos of them with you in celebration of the day and as a tribute to the pets that share my life (or allow me to share theirs.) Midge, my little white girl Rusty, my red tabby and white boy Merlin, my red tabby male. He’s thinking about mischief. Found the mischief! You can imagine what happened right after this photo was taken. But, after all, what do you expect when you stick…
 
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  • Snack Attack! Dog Casting Call

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

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

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

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

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

    Sharon
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Why do we love our old dog so much? Because you can't make old friends. Adopt a senior dog.
  • Adoptable Senior Dog of the Week: Tommy G

    Sharon
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:08 pm
    What is it about Dachshunds, or as I like to call them Doxies, that make them so happy and upbeat? All of these wee dogs that I've met are like this week's adoptable senior dog, happy, ignores cats, and does that little Doxie trot during a walk around the block.  This week we have a new fun interview between mischievous terrier Calvin, the leader of small club: big adventures for small dogs, and Tommy G.… a www.grouchypuppy.com exclusive! Come read this cute question and answer session with this sweet senior dachshund, Tommy G [...] Tommy G’s…
  • Guest Post: Our Experience with Holistic Treatments

    Sharon
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:58 pm
    I believe that it's important for dog lovers to share our personal canine experiences in our own voice, which is why you will find occasional guest posts on Grouchy Puppy doing just that -- do remember Maggie's two-part series on pet adoption? Today, Jana Rade is sharing part one of a two-part guest post discussing her experience with holistic treatments. Jana is a graphic designer by profession and never aspired to learning about dog health issues until she met Jasmine. Unfortunately, she received a crash course in the subject due to Jasmine’s many health issues and has since…
 
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  • 5 Tips to Keep Your Furry Friend in Good Health

    Guest Blogger
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    You want your furry friends to be healthy, but sometimes it is hard to know what they need and even how they are feeling. Knowing  how to properly care for your companion can be a full-time effort so don’t take … Continue reading →
  • Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Cat Swallowed Rubber Bands

    Stacy
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Leo the 5-year-old cat recently made an unexpected veterinary visit because something was up with his tummy. He would vomit occasionally and was losing weight. His veterinarian took some X-rays and an ultrasound of his belly to reveal a mass. … Continue reading →
  • Trupanion Reviews – Week of April 11

    Stacy
    11 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    @trupanion Thanks Trupanion Pet Insurance! Sarge’s cardiac check up went well today! Thanks for making it so easy for us to get the best care possible for him! -@keldal Thank you Trupanion. My baby would not be here without the insurance … Continue reading →
  • Ways to Keep your Furry Friend Healthy on a Budget

    Guest Blogger
    9 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Animals are wonderful companions and often become part of the family. While they are wonderful, they can also be a costly family addition. Handling money wisely in all areas of life is a learned skill, and there are many ways … Continue reading →
  • 13 Small Dog Breeds for Apartments

    Stacy
    8 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Dog lovers know what life is like without a dog: quiet, boring, and no wiggle butt to greet you when you get home. Living in an apartment may limit our options for pets, whether they restrict pets altogether or only … Continue reading →
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  • Rescued on the Runway Fashion Show 2014

    Rebecca Braglio
    23 Mar 2014 | 5:58 am
    The Delaware County SPCA will host its annual spring fundraiser the Rescued on the Runway Fashion Show benefit on Saturday, March 29th and Sunday, March 30th.   Saturday Rescued on the Runway Fashion Show On Saturday night, Delaware County SPCA “alumni” who have found their fur-ever homes and current adoptable animals who need their second chance will strutt their fashionable stuff!  People fashions are sponsored by Philadelphia Premium Outlets and WMGK 102.9 DJ Debbi Calton will be the host. Delco SPCA will also be awarding its annual  ”Ginger Award” to an…
  • Enjoy the Every Day Moments Together #RecipeForMoments

    Rebecca Braglio
    3 Feb 2014 | 2:00 am
    The “human animal bond.” We’ve all heard of it. But what does it really mean? Sure, I’ve bonded with all of my pets – I love each and every one with all of my heart. But with Astrid, a.k.a. “The Gremlin,” I’ve experienced the human animal bond on a whole new level. I first “met” Astrid on facebook. The night before I had made the excruciating decision to put down Finn. Finn had been a tough little bugger  I was emotionally, financially, and physically drained. And then, a fellow Philly animal welfare friend posted, “Astrid…
  • Be Mine on The Main Line 2014

    Rebecca Braglio
    31 Jan 2014 | 3:50 am
    Ah, Valentine’s Day. . . As animal lovers, we know who our real Valentine’s are – our pets!  Celebrate your love for all furry creatures big and small by attending the annual Be Mine on the Main Line fundraiser for the Delaware County SPCA!  A great happy hour for a great cause, the event is sure to be Be Mine on The Main Line – The Deets Hosted by AroundMainLine.com, the Be Mine on the Main Line happy hour will be on Thursday, February 6th from 6 to 9 pm at the Carmel Cafe & Wine Bar in Wayne, PA.  A $10 donation gets you drink specials and free appetizers…
  • Love Potions Happy Hour – Philadoptables

    Rebecca Braglio
    29 Jan 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Join Philadoptables for their annual Love Potions Happy Hour fundraiser on Saturday, February 8th.  The festivities are from 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM at the FOP Lodge 5 Lounge and Heroes Ballroom  located at11630 Caroline Road in Philadelphia. A $5 donation at the door goes to directly to helping the shelter animals in Philadelphia’s Animal Care and Control shelter (ACCT).  Philadoptables is the only non-profit, independent organization created to provide support for animal adoption, animal welfare and offers outreach programs that benefit the 30,000 + animals received each year by…
  • Bil Jac Chicken Liver and New Grain Free Training Treats!

    Rebecca Braglio
    26 Jan 2014 | 9:18 am
    I’ve always been a fan of Bil Jac products so I was looking forward to trying out the new Grain Free soft training treats and their other fresh chicken liver treats.  Bil Jac sent me several bags of treats in exchange for an honest product review and for hosting a giveaway.  A family owned company that’s been around for over 60 years, Bil Jac treats do not contain any wheat gluten meal, corn gluten meal, rice gluten or protein concentrate.  And, even more importantly, all Bill Jac dog treats are made in the U.S.A.  Since my new dog Astrid is in the process of determining…
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  • Need A Lhasa Apso Club In Greater Toronto Area

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

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

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

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

    Clint Cora
    3 Mar 2014 | 2:40 pm
    New Video Of My Lhasa Apso Dogs As mentioned in my last blog post where I reported about the follow up specialist vet visit for my dog Chester’s exocrine pancreatic insufficiency disorder, I shot some new video footage of both Chester and his sister Roxie outside exploring in all the deep snow we’ve been having this winter.  Throughout the past few months ever since Chester started showing symptoms of EPI, his energy level has never really been affected nor his temperment.  He has remained the same dog from that point of view ever since. His EPI treatment has enabled him to…
 
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    30 Mar 2014 | 9:13 am
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
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  • Birthday Hats for Jeffie | Wordless Wednesday

    15 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
     No sissy boy he, our Birthday Boy, Jeffie, thought the birthday crown was kind of humiliating. He was pretty vocal about that sissy crown!Though still not keen on wearing any hat, as long as there are treats involved, Jeffie showed patience.Jeffie really prefers to go hatless!Yes, Jeffie celebrates his 8th birthday this month.  I'll be sharing photos of his birthday party, plus there will be a giveaway next week.
  • Canidae Dog Biscuit Treats Product Review | Tasty Tuesday

    14 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Rudy is ready for our Canidae dog treat taste testing.When the folks at Canidae offered to send us some of their dog treats to sample, the dogs were happy to accept. We received two packages of Canidae dog treats: Grain Free PURE Heaven Biscuits for Dogs in duck and chickpeas flavorLife Stages Bakery Snacks for Dogs in turkey, quinoa, and butternut squash flavor.Rosie and Rudy check out the Canidae dog treats; Jeffie thinks they smell delicious.Canidae Grain Free PURE Heaven Biscuits for Dogs come in a large 11 oz bag.  This variety of treats come in both the duck flavor and salmon…
  • Adopt Sabre a Senior GSD Dobie Mix in Missouri | Tuesdays Tails

    12 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    This handsome fellow is Sabre.  He is a 9 year old black and tan German Shepherd Dog and Doberman Pinscher mix.Sabre is very well behaved, loves people and is already housebroken.  According to shelter staff and volunteers he walks nicely on a leash and gets along with other dogs.Have a look at Sabre's adoption video.  If you've got room in your heart to adopt a dog, give the Humane Society of Missouri at call at 314-951-1562.  Sabre's Animal ID number is A364402.  He's currently at their St Louis City animal shelter facility.Since 1870, the Humane Society of Missouri…
  • Golden Retriever Song by Super Furry Animals | Dog Song Saturday

    11 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    It's Saturday, so you know that means it's time for a dog song at Talking Dogs!  In celebration of our own Golden Retriever / Border collie mix, Jeffie's birthday we have a special original dog song.  We're please to present Golden Retriever written and performed by the Super Furry Animals.Super Furry Animals (also known as “SFA”, the “Furries” and the “Super Furries”) are a critically acclaimed Welsh alternative rock band, with leanings towards psychedelic rock, punk, britpop and electronic experimentation.They formed in Cardiff, Wales in 1993 by Gruff Rhys,…
  • New Foster Dog Mom Bracelets at For Love of a Dog

    10 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    I haven't had as much time as I'd like to be out in my studio lately.  However, when I have, I've been working on bird themed jewelry for my Bittersweet web shop and foster dog mom bracelets.  Well, with a little WOOF thrown in for good measure!Shown at top is my favorite of the moment.  True blue fat faceted crystal rondelles and sweet royal blue and white lampwork beads surround a silver dog bone hand stamped with Foster Dog Mom.  check out that sweet deep blue lapis lazuli gemstone heart dangle and though you can't see it in this photo, there's a silver paw print…
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  • Silvers Blues!

    16 Apr 2014 | 2:45 pm
    We are expecting an outstanding litter end of April from our 26in Silver (champion sired) stud (Olive U My Knight 'N' Shining Armor) and our 25in Black dam (Princess Diamond IV). We are expecting White, Silver Possibly Blue puppies. Sire alone has over 850 champions in 10 generations! Puppies are bred for quality, temperament, brains, you name it, they'll have it! Will make wonderfully Service Dogs, Grooming Competitors, Junior Showmanship, Agility, Confirmation, or just a wonderful family pet. Prices will range from 1,000-1,500 depending on color and gender FOR LIMITED REGISTRATION/PET ONLY.
  • Due Any Day!

    16 Apr 2014 | 2:39 pm
    We are expecting an outstanding litter end of April from our 26in Silver (champion sired) stud (Olive U My Knight 'N' Shining Armor) and our 25in Black dam (Princess Diamond IV). We are expecting White, Silver Possibly Blue puppies. Sire alone has over 850 champions in 10 generations! Puppies are bred for quality, temperament, brains, you name it, they'll have it! Will make wonderfully Service Dogs, Grooming Competitors, Junior Showmanship, Agility, Confirmation, or just a wonderful family pet. Prices will range from 1,000-1,500 depending on color and gender FOR LIMITED REGISTRATION/PET ONLY.
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    teacuppuppiesstore.com super tiny puppies that are ounces - fit in my hand. You must see our boutique with luxury items for teacups and tiny breeds. Buy 1 puppy get 2nd for half price www.teacuppupiesstore.com 954-353-7864
  • Adorable Toy Size Yorkie Puppy for Sale in California 707-720-9042

    15 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    Adorable Toy Size Yorkie Puppy for Sale in California 707-720-9042 700 Born 12/4/2010 Photos taken 1/31/2011 www.tinyyorkiekisses.com Arnie is just the sweetest little yorkie puppy! He is very loving and playful. He is charting to be around 7-8 pounds full grown. He will be the perfect size for a home with children. UTD shots, purebred papers, vet checked and very healthy. Please visit my website www.tinyyorkiekisses.com to see all my Yorkie puppies for sale. I am located in Fairfield California, near San Francisco and Sacramento CA. Call Kari, 707-720-9042 to come see Arnie! Looking for the…
 
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  • Emergency First Aid For Dogs Part 1 — Symptons of Shock

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

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

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

    Omar
    9 Apr 2014 | 9:03 am
    Shock is a very serious condition that can occur after an injury. It is not just a feeling of malaise. Yet most people do not realize how serious it can be. Most dogs that suffer severe burns go into shock. So, if your dog has suffered severe burns, you can tell whether he is in shock if you notice any of the symptoms listed below. 1. If your dog collapses 2. If he goes into a coma 3. If he is very weak 4. If his eyelids, lips and mouth are pale 5. If his pulse is beating rapidly (over 140 beats per second) and it’s weak 6. If his legs and skin feel cool 7. If he falls unconscious 8. If…
  • Natural Diets And Your Dog’s Health

    Omar
    7 Apr 2014 | 8:51 am
    In 2007 there was a dog food recall and as a result many consumers no longer trusted dog food manufacturers to use healthy ingredients in their products. Furthermore, they didn’t even trust these manufacturers to have strict control over the manufacturing process. This is the reason why so many dog owners took it upon themselves to make their own dog food. Today, natural diets for dogs are becoming more and more popular and they are not complicated to make. In the same way that we cook for ourselves without any problem, we can also cook a balanced meal for our dogs that meet all of…
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  • 5 things you can do to prevent pet cancer

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

    15 Apr 2014 | 11:19 am
    For pet owners, the issue of whether or not their pets dream is easily settled by observing their furry friend while sleeping. I think it is safe to say we all, at one time or another, have witnessed our cat or dog stalking and chasing imaginary prey while sleeping .   Researchers have confirmed what pet owners have known to be true for decades – our pets do, in fact, dream. While we will never know for sure what they dream about, we do know that because their brains are wired similarly to ours, their dreams probably act out events of the day, much like ours do. A study done in…
  • a leg to stand on, part 2: dr. Rebecca Jackson explains canine cruciate ligament disease

    14 Apr 2014 | 8:50 am
    In the last blog, we talked about cruciate ligaments and some of the contributing factors to cruciate ligament disease in dogs. Today I’ll cover clinical signs of the condition, diagnosis and some important things to remember about the disease. Signs + Symptoms  Because cruciate ligament disease is a progressive disease, the clinical signs can be vague and often overlooked by pet parents – especially since both legs may be affected.  Below is a list of the most common clinical signs noted; however, it is not an all-inclusive list.  Many pet parents think their pets…
  • a leg to stand on, part 1: dr. Rebecca Jackson explains canine cruciate ligament disease

    11 Apr 2014 | 2:51 am
    For this week’s blog, let’s take a look at one of the most common causes of hind limb lameness in our canine companions: cruciate ligament disease.  This is an incredibly hot topic in veterinary medicine, as it is a very common and oftentimes very expensive disease.  While we can see cruciate ligament disease in cats, it isn’t nearly as common.  So, let’s take a look at canine cruciate ligament disease. First of all, what is a cruciate ligament?  Every dog has two cruciate ligaments in each knee (known as the stifle in the dog): a cranial cruciate…
  • listen to your heart, part 2: dr. kim smyth discusses hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

    10 Apr 2014 | 5:41 am
    If you recall from the last blog, cardiomyopathy is a primary disease of the heart muscle. In dogs, cardiomyopathy is most often due to the thinning of the heart muscles and the dilation of the chambers of the heart and is known as dilated cardiomyopathy.   Dilated cardiomyopathy used to be much more common in cats than it is today. Luckily, researchers discovered the link between taurine deficiency and dilated cardiomyopathy in cats. Taurine is an amino acid that cats cannot produce themselves. Instead, they must obtain it through their diet. In light of this discovery, commercial cat…
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  • Meet Fidose of Reality and Win Prizes

    Carol Bryant
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:54 pm
    Fidose of Reality is going from sea to shining sea for a third dog-friendly trek across America. We’ve been traveling with a dog by our side for every single road trip, vacation, and mostly every conference destination for well over 20 years.  This year, we’re making pit stops, visiting a variety of hotels, embarking on a pet-friendly conference, and doing touristy things that allow dogs. We invite all Fidose of Reality readers to come out, meet us, and win prizes! Indeed, that means we want to celebrate our part business/part vacation trek with you by giving away some travel goodies, so…
  • Five Products Dog Groomers Hide From Clients

    Carol Bryant
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:41 pm
    Are a dog mom or a dog dad who takes their pooch to the groomer on a semi-regular occasion? Or perhaps you need to get his or her nails trimmed. At the very least, Fluffy needs a bath from time to time, right? Did you know there are probably at least five product that dog groomers hide from us? Well, at the very least, most dog groomers aren’t sharing this insider info on certain products. I am the first to admit that I am very insecure when it comes to dog groomers. As a Cocker Spaniel mom, my dogs have always been to the groomer for an “in between” grooming every 4-6 weeks, with a…
  • Wigglebutts Go Hollywoof Sponsors

    Carol Bryant
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:11 am
    On September 20, 2014, Wigglebutt Warriors, the fundraising branch of Fidose of Reality, is hosting Wigglebutts Go Hollywoof, a red-carpet, glamorous, pet-friendly event, with all proceeds raised going to OBG Cocker Rescue.  Not only is the big glam evening going to be an affair to long remember, but on Sunday, September 21st, the weekend continues with a pet-friendly winery gathering. Wigglebutts Go Hollywoof would not be possible without the generous support of our amazing sponsors. Our heart beats dog here at Fidose of Reality, and these folks are the ones who share in our message. We…
  • Wigglebutts Go Hollywoof April Announcements

    Carol Bryant
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:32 am
    Go big: That’s the Wigglebutt Warriors mantra. For those unfamiliar, Wigglebutt Warriors is the fundraising arm of Fidose of Reality. Every year, we host a huge fundraising gala to benefit OBG Cocker Rescue, and you and your dog (or cat or ferret) or invited! Well, we have a few announcements to share today with regards to the Wigglebutts Go Hollywoof “fun”-draiser we are hosting to benefit OBG Cocker Rescue on September 20, 2014, in Sterling, Virginia. GOURMET FOOD The official caterer of Wigglebutts Go Hollywoof is the former caterer of the Washington Redskins. Since 1989, R &…
  • Yams Trump Dog Jerky

    Carol Bryant
    10 Apr 2014 | 9:39 pm
    Taste testers, Dexter and Zola are ready for action My dog is a fusspot when it comes to treats and he absolutely refuses to eat vegetables. Time and again, I read stories of dog moms and dads who give their dogs green beans or raw carrots as a snack. Meanwhile, my anti-vegite dog turns his cute little Cocker nose up at the mere sight of a vegetable. So do yams really trump dog jerky? Well, that is until now. In an effort to stay away from treats that are not sourced and made here in the United States, the folks at Front Porch Pets asked if my pooch might like to try some Sam’s Yams. Ha!
 
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    Woof Woof Mama

  • Hippity Hoppity Easter’s On Its Way! #WordlessWednesday

    Mama
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:09 am
    Daisy & I didn’t find Peter Cottontail on our morning walk today, but we ended up having our very own Easter Egg hunt and “met” a very cute little garden dog! What surprises have you and your fur kids found on your walks recently? Leave us a note to let us know, and then be sure to visit the other great pet blogs on the list below for more Wordless Wednesday photos!
  • Blueberry Venison & Sweet Potato Gelatin Gummy Paws Dog Treat Recipe

    Mama
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:52 am
    Since learning about the health benefits of natural gelatin, I’ve been experimenting with adding it to my own diet. In case you haven’t heard, gelatin is said to be great for healthy skin, hair, nails, joints and digestion. I really like the Kosher Grass Fed Beef Gelatin and usually buy this brand. You can  add it to smoothies, cereal, yogurt and other foods, but my favorite thing to do with it is to make gummy snacks. You basically add hot water and whatever else you like, refrigerate overnight and create super fun and highly nutritious gelatin gummy snacks that even the…
  • Win $2,500 In The My Favorite Person Book Contest!

    Mama
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:45 am
    Make a Book About Your Favorite Person and You Could Win $2,500 from Blurb Did you know that Blurb might give you $2,500 to read about your favorite person? All you have to do is make a book about a loved one filled with all sorts of kind words, creativity and insight, and if selected, you could win the grand prize! For every book you make (there are seven different categories, so seven different chances to win) you will receive a 30% discount on the printed product. Go to Blurb to check out the details of the contest to see what the categories are and when the entries are due. The 7…
  • Great Mother’s Day Gift Idea: Custom Photo Blanket ($21 OFF)

    Mama
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:47 am
    Fur kids, here’s a very special deal on a cuddly warm surprise for your Woof Woof Mama! Why not have your dad or grandparents help you create a personalized photo blanket for a truly unique Mother’s Day gift?!? They are on sale right now for $18.99 with InkGarden promo code BLANKETMOM (that’s $21 OFF the regular price). Here’s the details: Customize each blanket as much as you like. Add as many photos as you want. High quality photo reproduction. Start with one of the templates or design your own from scratch. Lightweight poly-fiber material. 40″ by 60″…
  • Get Up To $50 FREE Doggyloot Credit with Purchase!

    Mama
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:23 am
    To celebrate the return of spring, the fun folks over at doggyloot.com want to give you and your pup a gift. Starting now and through Wednesday, you’ll earn a free credit for every purchase of $30 or more. It’s a great chance to try shopping with them for the first time, or to snag some new deals if you’re already a member. Either way, it’s free to join and get access to their great daily deals for dogs. Free Shipping is included and you’ll earn shopping credit as follows: Spend more than $180, get $50 in credit Spend more than $95, get $25 in credit Spend more…
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    BunkBlog

  • Pug Crush on French Bulldogs!

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

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

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

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

    Dan Armatis
    22 Mar 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Small Dog Syndrome Everyone has their preference for which kind of dog they’d like to have. Often times, people might opt for a bigger dog because they will likely make a nice body pillow to spoon at night. At other times, one might want an athletic dog who will be an awesome hiking partner. One […]
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    To Dog With Love

  • RSVP for #OrganicPet Twitter Party and Win With Castor & Pollux!

    To Dog With Love
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    We're super excited about today's announcement from Event Barkers.Last week, we mentioned we're joining up All Things Dog Blog and DogTipper to bring you more Twitter Parties filled with great information and lots of fabulous prizes. And today we're unveiling the terrific sponsor of our next big event!Castor & Pollux is joining us for the #OrganicPet Twitter Party on May 4, from 8-9 p.m. ET, and we couldn't be more excited! The company is a leader in organic and natural pet products with foods that are organic certified and made in the USA.AND, we'll have $750 in yummy prizes for you…
  • Our Day at the Purina #IncredibleDog Challenge Eastern Regionals

    To Dog With Love
    10 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Rocco and I got the VIP treatment!This past weekend Rocco and I had the chance to attend the Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge Eastern Regionals in Atlanta.It's a terrific event and an overall super fun day filled with all sorts of performance dog events. And even better yet, it's free to come watch and enjoy the show!If you have one of these events in your neck of the woods, I highly recommend attending. Rocco and I had a blast, and we even enjoyed VIP treatment courtesy of Purina!Upcoming events include the Western Regionals in Huntington Beach, Calif., on May 30-31 and the National…
  • Fido's Freebie Friday Has a Secret!

    To Dog With Love
    10 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Welcome to another edition of Fido's Freebie Friday (FFF), the weekly giveaway blog hop for all things pet!You may have seen earlier this week that we have a secret to share! Next week we'll announce the sponsor and $100s in awesome prizes for the May 4 Twitter Party we'll be co-hosting through our new partnership in Event Barkers.  Keep an eye out for hashtag #OrganicPet so you don't miss any of the news!In the meantime, check out the great selection of this week's giveaways in the Fido's Freebie Friday Blog Hop below. You can enter them all or add your own! We make it easy by linking…
  • Twitter Party Alert: Save the Date! #OrganicPet

    To Dog With Love
    7 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Rocco can't wait to get his paws on some tastytreats and food!Shhhh! We've got a little secret to share today!The first bit of news is that we've teamed up with Event Barkers to help bring you some of the most fun Twitter parties on the planet. You may have attended some of these events, hosted by our pals Paris at DogTipper and Carrie at All Things Dog Blog.  The parties are full of GREAT information for pet lovers and LOTS of terrific prizes!Now, the second bit of news! We've received special clearance to give you a hint about an awesome Twitter party coming up on May 4, from 8-9 p.m.
  • Couch-Friendly Canines: The Right Way to Let Fido on the Furniture

    To Dog With Love
    6 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Guest PostNo matter how you feel about the goings-on in Washington, D.C., you must admit the White House is a pretty cool pad for a pooch.There's a dog-friendly apartment on the second floor, and 43 dogs have called the White House home since FDR and his beloved Fala lived there, according to the Presidential Pet Museum.We can't help but wonder how many were allowed to spend time on the couch with the commander in chief, because no matter how much people love their dogs, they tend to be either firmly "pro" or "con" when it comes to canines on couches…or beds...or chairs.But we think these…
 
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    Petplan Blog

  • The mystery of chocolate unwrapped

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

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

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

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

    Petplan
    5 Mar 2014 | 2:30 am
    Spring has nearly sprung! For our pets, the excitement of the new outdoor ventures to come is nigh, and for us it’s an opportunity to put the last signs of winter to bed. In the first of our two-part blog about the advent of spring, we explore how to spring-clean and dust-bust your home for you and your pet. Out with the old, in with the new As you spring-clean your home, think about doing the same for your pet’s living space. After long winter days spent indoors it’s a good idea to clean your cat or dog’s bedding. Their grooming habits change with the seasons, and the…
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    K9 Magazine

  • Priscilla & Jools Column Issue 73 – Latest Pet Products

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

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

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

    K9 Magazine
    11 Apr 2014 | 6:52 am
    As part of our Raw Revolution series, K9 Magazine’s readers have been sending questions through about raw feeding. This month nutritional advisor Caroline Griffith from Natures Menu will answer 5 of the most commonly asked questions we received. 1) What would be a typical day’s diet for my 4 year old Labrador? Caroline says: An average […]Raw Revolution – Dog Nutrition Expert Q & A is an article from: K9 Magazine
  • Why Are So Many Dogs Less Well Behaved Today? Could It Be…

    K9 Magazine
    6 Apr 2014 | 7:45 am
    Britain’s badly behaved Beagles and disobedient Dachshunds could be running amok thanks to an evolving desire amongst owners to humanise their pets. There’s little doubt that dog owners today are far more educated on the main principles of dog behaviour and to some extent, canine psychology but the huge growth in the pet behaviour industry […]Why Are So Many Dogs Less Well Behaved Today? Could It Be… is an article from: K9 Magazine
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    Something Wagging This Way Comes

  • Top 12 Ways To Ruin Your Dog’s Recall

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Readers Respond to Love Your Pet Day

    Amanda
    26 Mar 2014 | 6:43 pm
    About a month ago, I learned it was an obscure, but sweet holiday: Love Your Pet Day. Now the reasons why we love our pets are many, so I thought it may be nice to ask all of you to write in to share why you love your pets! I heard from a few folks, and I wanted to share their stories and pictures here. William’s note to me was short, but to the point: “Wanted to show you our two CH buddies. They are very loving and try their darndest,” he emailed. I couldn’t agree more, William! There’s just something inspiring about these special cats. Here’s a look…
  • The 2 Biggest Ways Our 2 CH Cats Have Changed Our Day-to-Day Lives

    Amanda
    12 Mar 2014 | 3:27 am
    In the past I’ve written about how special CH cats are — and how they’ll inevitably change your life. I’ve shared countless tips and tricks from my own learnings and from others in an attempt to improve your cats’ lives and your sanity. And now, more than five years after adopting my first CH cat, I thought it was about time to sum up how our two CHers have changed our everyday lives. I wanted to write a piece that would be essential for folks who were thinking about adopting a CH cat; a piece that new CH cat parents could turn to. I thought and thought about it,…
  • Meet Shivers

    Amanda
    2 Mar 2014 | 12:50 pm
    If you’re facing the same type of winter that we’ve been experiencing in Chicago, then this CH cat’s name — Shivers — may be exactly what you’ve been feeling the past few months. Never fear, this 3-year-old CH kitty’s story will certainly warm you up! Here’s a bit more about Stephanie and her moderate CH male, Shiver Me Timbers, a.k.a., Shivers: Does he have certain limitations? Shivers is pretty capable. He will jump up on the beds and climb onto the tops of the couches to perch. He can not run very well and does fall sometimes and is also very…
  • Check It Out — It’s Love Your Pet Day

    Amanda
    20 Feb 2014 | 6:10 pm
    Now, I’m not one for obscure holidays (National Nothing Day, anyone?), but when I heard that today is Love Your Pet Day, I knew I had to get on board. For me, there are so many reasons to celebrate this day. First and foremost, because CG and Ellie make it so simple. As much as our two look alike, they’re completely different. Ellie inspires me to want to love the way she does – with her whole heart and body every moment, while approaching each day and challenge without pause. Meanwhile, CG is tremendously clever and pensive, consequently you need to earn his love – but at the end…
  • Our Landing Pad Is a Huge Success

    Amanda
    31 Jan 2014 | 5:00 am
    In December I wrote about Alan’s great suggestion of placing a landing pad at the bottom of his stairs. The more I thought about it, the more I realized that it could really help Ellie. Ellie usually has trouble transitioning from our last carpeted step to the hardwood floor. This has resulted in some tumbles and accidents — some more serious than others. That thought of the landing pad stuck with me, and at one point when Matt and I were out at a home store, we decided to buy one. We definitely went through our needs, or rather Elle’s needs, before placing one in our cart.
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    Dog Collar Fancy

  • Pet Stories and Pet News Pet Tidbits

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

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

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

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

    dogcollarfancy
    24 Mar 2014 | 6:31 pm
    Fancy dog collars, fancy cat collars, leashes, harnesses, charms and dog clothing.
 
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    Parrot Nation

  • A Pause for a Cause

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

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

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

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

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

  • Recognizing Symptoms of Feline Leukemia (FeLV)

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

    VetDepot
    9 Apr 2014 | 3:14 pm
    If your dog has ever been prescribed a liquid medication, you’re probably well aware that administration can be tricky. Below are some tips for making the medicine go down a little easier: •Use the buddy system: It’s always easier if there are two people present during this process. One person can hold the dog still and provide comfort, while the other can administer the medication. •Use the proper technique: Insert the tip of the syringe or dropper into the corner of your dog’s mouth between the teeth and the cheek. Be sure to aim the dropper toward your dog’s throat. •Don’t…
  • 5 Challenging Dog Breeds for New Owners

    VetDepot
    8 Apr 2014 | 9:42 am
    With all of the joy and liveliness dogs bring to their families, there’s no doubt that first time dog owners are in for a treat. There are plenty of dog breeds and mixes out there that make wonderful companions for new pet parents, but there are also a few to be cautious of. The following is a list of breeds that have plenty of great traits, but typically do better with experienced owners: 1.) Weimaraner (pictured): Weimaraners are beautiful, highly intelligent dogs. However, they’re very energetic and best suited for active families that spend a great deal of time outdoors. Separation…
  • Common Veterinary Abbreviations

    VetDepot
    4 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    There are several commonly used abbreviations in the veterinary world. Most of the time, a vet will thoroughly explain any notes or prescription pet medication instructions. However, every once in a while, an unexplained abbreviation might leave a pet owner stumped. Below are a few common veterinary abbreviations. Remember, if you ever have any questions at all about your pet’s condition or medications, it’s always okay to follow up with your vet and ask. BID: Indicates a medication should be given twice daily. This abbreviation comes from the Latin words bis in die. TID: Indicates a…
  • What to Do If Your Dog Is Stung by a Bee

    VetDepot
    1 Apr 2014 | 10:28 am
    Spring is officially here, which may mean your canine companion is enjoying more time outside! Dogs are curious and playful by nature, which puts them at an increased risk for bee stings when exploring the outdoors. Signs that your dog may have been stung by a bee include yelping, scratching or licking at the site of the sting, and redness. If your dog is stung, try to remove the stinger as quickly as possible. It’s important to do this with a flat surface like a credit card. Attempting to remove the stinger with your fingers or tweezers will likely expose your dog to more venom. For dogs…
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    All Things Dog Blog

  • Organix Jerky Chip Cookies for Dogs

    16 Apr 2014 | 1:08 pm
    by Carrie Boyko, CEB BufferA Moment to Reflect...Castor and Pollux's Organix brand brings you organic treats like no other. And right now they're rolling out their newest line of delicious cookies for dogs--Jerky Chip Cookies. These delicious yummies are baked with real meaty chips of USA-made jerky and organic ingredients to assure your dog is getting the very best.These new delights are available now in PetSmart stores in four fab flavors: chicken, beef, lamb and Salmon. No matter what your dog's preference, you're going to find that this line of treats has everything going for it.Jerky…
  • #ASmartCookie Giveaway Names Winning Dogs

    16 Apr 2014 | 7:04 am
    by Carrie Boyko, CEB BufferYes, Please!Introducing a new dog treat is such fun for a dog blogger. But imagine how enjoyable it has been for Oliver and Tanner to taste test these new goodies and give you their opinion. Could there be a better job for a dog? Absolutely not!Later today I'll be offering a more thorough review of these delicious treats, so be sure to join me for another opportunity to learn, as well as a chance to win at #OrganicPet, our Twitter Party for Castor and Pollux. I suppose you're eager to learn the names of today's winners. These 6 pet parents and their Fidos…
  • #OrganicPet Twitter Party Serves Up Healthy Facts, Prizes and Fun

    14 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    by Carrie Boyko, CEB BufferEvent Barkers is proud to announce our very first Twitter Party featuring an organic pet food maker. Please mark your calendar to join us on May 4 at 8 PM for this very special, one-hour event. Castor and Pollux has long been a standout in this space and they now have some very exciting new products that we have the pleasure of sharing details on--coming up. This party will be all about consumer education, with prizes that include treats, food, and yummy wholefood supplements for your pups. Grab a rag because your dog will be salivating to beat the band!Here's what…
  • Doga Pose 5: Downward Facing Dog

    11 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    by Carrie Boyko, CEB BufferPeekaboo!I have to wonder what Nikki B. is thinking as she watches Jess upside down. Any ideas? Getting into the mind of a dog would be so much fun. Oliver often looks at me as if to say "Why are you doing all these funny things?" When we cuddle and have a laptop session he performs some pretty funny positions as well, but I don't quite know how to communicate that to him.Since Nikki B. is relatively new to joining Jess onboard her poses, today's episode will demonstrate how sometimes it's best just to skip that effort and enjoy performing the pose for your own…
  • Eureka! Let's Eradicate Pet Fur

    11 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    by Carrie Boyko, CEB BufferOur #EurekaPower giveaway certainly did garner a lot of interest. It's no great surprise, as this vacuum has won awards at my home too. Did you read my review of this AirSpeed EXACT Pet vacuum? Check it out at the link after you read this post to see if you are one of the lucky winners. Spring cleaning has never been so easy, and just in time for company to arrive at All Things Dog Blog HQ. Yay!Is it too terribly geeky (geekie?) to admit that I actually enjoyed reviewing a vacuum? Sigh. What was the most fun was when we were trying to videotape a Doga video and I…
 
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    Petsofoz.com Blog - Pet News, Information and Product Reviews

  • Bill Me Later Paypal Service Now Available

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

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

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

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

    Petsofoz.com Pet Blog
    17 Jan 2014 | 2:17 am
    1. My life is likely to last 10 to 15 years. Any separation from you will be painful to me. Remember that before you buy me.2. Give me time to understand what you want from me.3. Place your trust in me. It's crucial to my well-being.4. Don't be angry with me for long, and don't lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your entertainment and your friends. I only have you.5. Talk to me sometimes. Even if I don't understand your words, I understand your voice when it's speaking to me.6. Be aware that however you treat me, I'll never forget it.7. Remember before you hit me: I have teeth that…
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  • Man Jailed for Illegal Tail Docking of Puppy

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

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

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

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

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

  • Easter – Why Pets Should Hop the Choc [Infographic]

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

    Dan Tiley
    8 Apr 2014 | 1:14 am
    The story behind Draw a Bird Day There is a good chance that you may not be aware that today happens to be Draw A Bird Day. To celebrate, we are running a just-for-fun contest on our Facebook and Twitter pages where you can submit your best drawing of a bird and we’ll share our […]The post Draw a Bird Day appeared first on Animal Friends: Pet Blog.
  • Keeping Your Dog Stimulated: 5 Top Tips

    Dan Tiley
    4 Apr 2014 | 5:42 am
    Keeping your dog stimulated is a key part of being a caring and responsible owner. If a dog is bored or lethargic then it can lead to destructive, disobedient or hyperactive behaviour. The saying goes that a tired dog is a happy dog, and whilst this is most definitely true, it is important to remember […]The post Keeping Your Dog Stimulated: 5 Top Tips appeared first on Animal Friends: Pet Blog.
 
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    The Chronicles of Cardigan

  • How to Teach My Dog to 'Give a Kiss'

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

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

    Elizabeth K
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:34 pm
    Alternate title: Little Miss Sunshine Moment During the Talent Show Portion of the Community Fall FestivalIt was a day for the village history books, y'all. Really, it was. ;)If you'd like me to consider a photo of your pet(s) for a tacky cardigan, just post it to the Facebook page!BONUS (for being such tolerant readers)!Have some HOT CHOCOLATE! Holy marshmallows, do I love the movie, The Full Monty!
  • Classic Cardigan: The Time I Met Pit Bull William at the SPCA, Except He Was Really a Cardigan Corgi Mix #NDFAD

    Elizabeth K
    8 Apr 2014 | 5:56 pm
    The ASPCA has designated today National Dog Fighting Awareness Day (NDFAD), but I'll be using the occasion as an excuse to retell William's story -- at least the part of it that began when we crossed paths at the Richmond SPCA, just before Thanksgiving in 2012.You see, William -- by visual standards -- was a pit bull: large, block-shaped head, wide jaw, short coat and lean, muscular body. And when I walked by his shelter run that day -- as he had all those physical characteristics (which, by the way, I have come to regard with deep affection since starting this blog) -- he might have been…
  • That Picture Don't Make a Lick of Sense: Dog on the Stairs

    Elizabeth K
    6 Apr 2014 | 2:06 pm
    OK, friends, ready for this week's nutty picture??Tell me, WHY IN THE WORLD is Dewi's face mashed into that riser on the stairs?!A. I smeared bacon grease on it.B. He was told to go put his face in the riser (equivalent of the corner, because I said so).C. He was stranded there on the 2nd step, afraid of slipping off in either direction, and was resting.D. I told him he couldn't have any more of my clementine and he's pouting.Let me know in comments or on the Facebook page!And the answer to last week's pickle picture...C. I was conducting an experiment to see whether he could distinguish…
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    Wag The Dog UK

  • Rescue Dogs To ‘WOW’ Audiences At Supercoat Spectacular

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Signe &#38; Maris Munkevics
    7 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Cat feeding is easy, right? Or it was for centuries, before the science kicked in and began to tell us what is good and bad for cats to eat. Here is a list of the 11 most common mistakes when choosing cat food. See if you are sinning with any of these. Overfeeding. This is the most common feeding mistake made by cat owners. A study of more than 8 thousand cats in US veterinary practices showed that 35% of them were obese. So what? Obesity is not only about looks. It also has a huge impact on your cat’s health and quality of life. The best way to prevent overfeeding a cat is to provide his…
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    Pets4Homes

  • How to Feed Cats with Liver Disease

    16 Apr 2014 | 8:11 am
    If you find out that your cat may be suffering from liver disease and the vet has indeed diagnosed the problem, the first thing you'd want to find out is how you  to make your pet comfortable and prolong their lives for as long as possible. Once the vet has identified the underlying cause and recommended the right type of treatment, the next step is to sort out a diet that would suit y...
  • Conjunctivitis in Cats - Feline Conjunctivitis

    16 Apr 2014 | 4:13 am
    The term “conjunctivitis” is used to refer to an inflammation of the moist parts of the eye tissue in the cat, which is located in the area running from the edge of the cornea of the eye down to the globe itself, in the front or visible part of the eye. The condition can lead to discomfort, irritation and potentially, pain for the affected cat, and often comes accompanied by a mucky...
  • How to tell if your cat is in heat

    15 Apr 2014 | 8:13 am
    Being “in heat” or “in season” are the common terms used to refer to the oestrus cycle of the unspayed cat, indicating the fertile part of their cycle and the time when they are potentially able to conceive to have a litter. Being in heat will generate some fairly dramatic behaviours and personality changes in your cat for the duration, and also means that they will be i...
  • Black capped Conure

    15 Apr 2014 | 8:09 am
    The Black-capped Conure (Pyrrhura rupicola), also known as the Rock Conure or Black capped Parakeet, is a parrot family bird from the south-western areas of the Amazon Basin as well as eastern Andean slopes nearby in Peru and Bolivia. These birds are typically around 25cm in length and weigh around 2 ½ ounces.  Their feathers are mostly green in colour with a dark brown-bl...
  • Cat Scratch Fever - Bartonellosis in Cats

    14 Apr 2014 | 4:17 am
    Bartonellosis is more commonly known as “cat scratch fever,” and is a condition that both cats and people can contract. It is caused by a bacterial infection that can be passed from cat to cat, and even from cat to owner. It is known as cat scratch fever, as one of the transmission routes of the condition and the one most likely to transmit the condition to people, is via the scratc...
 
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    McLean Puppy Chronicles

  • Quality Dewey Time

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

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

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

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

    CD McLean
    14 Mar 2014 | 2:10 am
    Before spring break, we have a thing called the House Cup.  And during the House Cup we play some games.  One of those games is Chubby Bunny and it involves marshmallows. A photo of the Publix Big and Fluffy marshmallows that we used.Lots of fluffy marshmallows.  Essentially, you need to continually be able to say, "Chubby Bunny" as you stuff the marshmallows into your face.Lots of interesting faces were made! There were four rounds of this game.Dewey was not sure what to make of this game. Dewey remained calm throughout most of the afternoon of games.  He…
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  • Summer Pet care tips

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • SureFlap Easter Contest 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Thank You All

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

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

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

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

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

  • Some Bunny Loves You!

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

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

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

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

    The Hannah Team
    19 Mar 2014 | 11:34 am
    As we reflect on St. Patrick’s day and digest our corned beef, cabbage and Guinness, we at Hannah’s thought about some of our furry family members who find their origins in Ireland. Dogs are amazing creatures and their origins are as diverse as their species, personalities and traits.  Many people are aware that the Corgi comes from Wales and the Rottweiler is German.  But did you know that the Akita is from Japan, Bassets are French, and Dalmatians come from Croatia? And here are just a few of the wonderful breeds that come to us from the Emerald Isle: -         When we…
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    Two Little CavaliersTwo Little Cavaliers

  • How To Become a Successful Blogger – Attend BlogPaws

    Felissa Elfenbein
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:26 pm
    How To Become a Successful Blogger – Attend BlogPawsHow To Become a Successful Blogger By Carol Bryant, Fidose of Reality For the longest time in my life, I dreamed of being a successful pet blogger. Here’s what I did and perhaps these same thoughts run through your mind. Do any of the following statements apply to you? * I want to help pets […]Two Little Cavaliers - A Lifestyle Blog for Dogs and their Owners
  • Anyone Interested in $100 Amazon Gift Code?

    Felissa Elfenbein
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:43 am
    Anyone Interested in $100 Amazon Gift Code?You are in luck! We have teamed up with some pretty awesome Bloggers to bring you an opportunity to win a $100 Gift Code every week in the months of April and May! Yes that is a lot of money for a lot of books, or toys, or household items, or dog treats! Wait did […]Two Little Cavaliers - A Lifestyle Blog for Dogs and their Owners
  • Water Safety for Dogs – A Must Read

    Felissa Elfenbein
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:54 pm
    Water Safety for Dogs – A Must ReadWater Safety for Dogs Now that warmer weather is here, your dog may want to get adventurous outdoors. Having dogs around water can be fun and entertaining, but it is essential that you practice some simple safety tips. Take a peek below at tips for water safety for dogs that you should keep in mind […]Two Little Cavaliers - A Lifestyle Blog for Dogs and their Owners
  • RIO 2 Bento Box

    Felissa Elfenbein
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:21 am
    RIO 2 Bento BoxRIO 2 Bento Box This RIO 2 Themed Bento Box is the perfect lunch to celebrate the return of our favorite feathered friends! It’s easy to make but will bring endless smiles! I really like to make food fun for everyone and think this is something that will be fun to eat. RIO 2 and […]Two Little Cavaliers - A Lifestyle Blog for Dogs and their Owners
  • Amazon Gift Card Code Giveaway – Twitter Addition

    Felissa Elfenbein
    10 Apr 2014 | 8:59 pm
    Amazon Gift Card Code Giveaway – Twitter AdditionANother $100 Amazon Gift Code up for grabs! This time it is all about twitter. We LOVE twitter and have so much fun hanging out over there interacting and sharing. If you love twitter too this is the giveaway for you. Ok this Giveaway is for you for any number of reasons. We love all […]Two Little Cavaliers - A Lifestyle Blog for Dogs and their Owners
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    Keep the Tail Wagging | Raising Dogs Naturally

  • Natural Pet Pantry | Better Raw Dog Food at a Better Price

    Kimberly
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:05 am
    A to Z Challenge – N – Sponsored by Natural Pet Pantry In April 2013, we switched our dogs to raw dog food and I tried making it at home after spending over $60 for two meals, I realized that I was in over my head so started feeding our dogs pre-made raw dog food. I was recently at one of my favorite stores – Paddywack and noticed Natural Pet Pantry; we were running low on raw and although it was expensive (it was retail) I decided to grab a few containers for the dogs to try.   Our dogs loved it.  LOVED IT. I contacted Natural Pet Pantry about switching over and after 2 separate…
  • My Secret to Reducing Dog Smell @FURminator #PetHairSolutions

    Kimberly
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    A to Z Challenge – M One of the benefits of feeding raw dog food is that our dogs have soft, healthy, shiny coats.  Rodrigo is a joy to cuddle with and pet.  Sydney looks like she’s going on stage, and the puppies, who have thicker coats, are still soft. A diet of raw dog food not only improves the appearance of our dogs’ skin and coats… the diet reduces dog smell the diet reduces shedding But the keyword is “reduces.”  Our dogs still smell and our dogs still shed so I still brush them and my preferred grooming tool is a FURminator®.  We have several…
  • Liver, Gizzards and Hearts Loaf to Take a Break from Raw Dog Food

    Kimberly
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    This is not what my meatloaf for our dogs looks like – but I wish! A to Z Challenge – L – Sponsored by Natural Pet Pantry Yep, our dogs eat cooked food too.  It’s a nice break from raw dog food.  Once a month, I whip something up for the dogs and they love it and I feel like Wolfgang Puck.  Their favorite (ha ha, they love everything) meal is my organ meat and ground turkey loaf.  This isn’t something that dogs can eat daily; it doesn’t have all the nutrients to make a balanced diet, but it’s great for a day… 1 pound of chicken* liver 1 pound of chicken…
  • Keeping Our Kitchen Clean When Feeding Raw Dog Food

    Kimberly
    12 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    A to Z Challenge – K – Sponsored by Natural Pet Pantry I know my boyfriend loves me, because he has sat by patiently as I switched our dogs to raw meat, mist them in the face for allergies and well-being, insist on getting a second opinion from a holistic vet, and more. Today, he’s fully on board with their diet, but a year ago, he was mainly concerned about getting sick, because our kitchen was covered in salmonella and e-coli. Our Countertops: There are many people who clean their counters with vinegar (see methods below), but J wasn’t buying it.  So I have a bottle in the kitchen…
  • Joint Care is Easier for Us With a Raw Dog Food Diet

    Kimberly
    11 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    A to Z Challenge – J – Sponsored by Natural Pet Pantry Rodrigo and Sydney developed arthritis at a young age due to poor bone growth.  This was diagnosed by our former vet (former, because he’s kind of a jerk, but he does know his stuff).  We suspect that our dogs joint health was compromised by large breed puppy food.   We learned much later that for many dogs, this food isn’t necessary.  The “large breed” refers to Great Danes, not big Blue Heeler mixes. We spent a year trying to manage Rodrigo’s joint pain when Sydney started exhibiting symptoms.  I stepped it up…
 
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    photography — the dogs of vancouver, bc

  • Cold Frebruary Day of the Beach: Vancouver, BC

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

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

    Syv Ritch
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:07 am
    Blue Heeler: Vancouver, BC   click on image for gallery This is a Blue Heeler or also known as Australian Cattle Dog. The only thing that is not 'normal' is the position of the tail. It's supposed to be down but he kept on wagging his tail up the whole time I saw him. I don't think that it was because of my dog, I could swear that it was wagging up long before he saw me and my dog. These dogs need to work or they get easily bored and then troubles... CanadaBCVancouverDogs
  • Droopy: Vancouver, BC

    Syv Ritch
    10 Apr 2014 | 7:01 am
    Droopy: Vancouver, BC   click on image for gallery This is Henri (the French Henry with an i at the end), a Basset Hound. I like Basset Hounds. My beast is partly Basset Hound see Dodoïte and Basset Hounds remind me of Droopy. Droopy was created by Tex Avery for MGM and was voiced mostly by Bill Thompson. I used to watch these cartoon when I was a 'young pup'. CanadaBCVancouverDogs
  • A Confident Beagle: Vancouver, BC

    Syv Ritch
    9 Apr 2014 | 6:29 am
    A Confident Beagle: Vancouver, BC   click on image for gallery This is a confident beagle, on his way to who knows where... CanadaBCVancouverDogs
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    That Reptile Blog

  • Amphibians as Pets: Care of Common and Unusual Types of Toads

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

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

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

    Frank Indiviglio
    4 Apr 2014 | 5:39 am
    Uploaded to Wikipedia Commons by Almabes Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches (Grompadorhina portentosa) are extremely popular as pets, classroom animals and reptile food.  Recent studies at Ohio State University have revealed a darker side to these otherwise harmless insects…their bodies and wastes are colonized by 14 mold species, several of which can cause allergic reactions and secondary infections.  I’ve worked with huge colonies of these and other feeder insects in zoos, and coworkers seem to have developed allergies to crickets, but I have not heard of similar reports concerning…
  • Tortoise Rescue: Finding a Home for a Turtle or Tortoise

    Frank Indiviglio
    1 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    Turtles and Tortoises are the most popular of all reptilian pets, but first-time owners are often misled by the small size and irresistible cuteness common to hatchlings.  Even after a lifetime of working with hundreds of species, I’m shocked by the growth rates exhibited by Red Eared Sliders, African Spurred Tortoises and other hardy turtles.  Many keepers are not able to provide the space that these commonly-available species need.  It’s also easy to underestimate the time and expense involved in meeting specific needs for diets, mineral supplementation, heat, ultraviolet radiation,…
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  • Welcome Home, Dog!

    Melai Angeles
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Introducing a new pet into your home will be exciting but perhaps a bit nerve-wracking – not least for your dog. Prepare as much as possible beforehand and plan for the first day at home to be quiet and calm.   (Check out Bringing Your Pup Home)   Being Prepared Make sure your home is “dog-proofed” and that you have bowls and bedding ready for when the dog arrives. Have at least a week’s supply of food and collect any diet sheets and initial supplies from the breeder or animal shelter. Select a “den area” for the dog during the day – somewhere warm and quiet but where…
  • Building a Dog House

    Melai Angeles
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Having a pet at home has through the years become a tradition. People love having pets and most people keep their pets around the home environment. You can find a number of different studies and pieces of research that have revealed that the most common pet is a dog. If you’re planning to have a pet dog it is vital that he has a dog house and this is a part of the essential care of a pet dog.   (Check out Warming the Dog House)   Every animal has fundamental needs and one of these basics is a house. People prefer to keep their dogs within their own residence however it is…
  • Why Dogs Bark?

    Melai Angeles
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Barking is a natural form of canine communication. As with many behavior problems, sometimes the natural instincts develop into unacceptable behavior. To curb the instinct, you have to determine why your dog is barking. Find out the root of the behavioral barking with this article.   (Check out Dog’s Barking 101)   Threat Barking All dogs have basic territorial instincts, stronger in some breeds than others. Barking usually stops after the threat is taken away. Boundary agitation can strengthen the response intensity and is typically a contributor to uncontrolled threat…
  • Today’s Topic: Monitoring What Your Dog Eats

    Melai Angeles
    13 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Three information about monitoring what your dog eats: 1. Animals can develop health problems due to overeating or a poor diet. 2. The way you feed your dog is as important as what you feed him. 3. You need to check your dog’s condition regularly to ensure that he is not too fat or too thin. The post Today’s Topic: Monitoring What Your Dog Eats appeared first on Hundido.
  • Today’s Topic: Dogs Playing Interaction Tips

    Melai Angeles
    12 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
      Three dogs playing interaction tips: 1. Dogs do not need to play rough with each other to enjoy being in each other’s company. 2. Teach your pooch that other dogs are not a toy! 3. Don’t let your dog play with or even meet every dog he sees. The post Today’s Topic: Dogs Playing Interaction Tips appeared first on Hundido.
 
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  • Fish Skin Dog Chews from Lily’s Kitchen

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

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

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

    The Stately Hound
    7 Apr 2014 | 2:28 pm
    Well we’re back from our spring break and much fun was had by all. Let’s just say, what happened in Devon, stays in Devon. For those of you not lucky enough to take a jaunt round the coast, how about a bit of retail therapy to kick-start the week? As you know, we’re suckers for thought-out design and creative flare. Throw into the mix a tad of responsibility and a passion for style, and our tails are wagging to the beat. Having bonded over their love of dogs whilst working for Ralph Lauren, Monica Dowling and Jillian Joseph decided to create a dog brand like no other. Born…
  • Fab Finds: 5 Vintage Ceramic Dogs

    The Stately Hound
    1 Apr 2014 | 10:25 am
    It’s finally here, we’re on our Spring Break! But don’t worry, we didn’t forget about you. We’re leaving you in the company of these handsome little hounds. Rest assured, unlike a few of  those that belong to the Statley Hound pack, these chaps are toilet trained AND obedient. But the best thing about these ceramic dogs is that they don’t bark back! Available from mothrasue for $8.00, this vintage ceramic Scottie is one of the smallest figurines  in this pack, standing at just 2.5 inches tall. We’re guessing his name is Hamish. All Scotties are…
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    Beagle Daily

  • Petco :How to Stop Your Dog from Barking

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

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

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

  • Can Dogs Eat Honeydew?

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

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

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

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

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

  • Misty’s Journey

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

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

    jusaniculture
    4 Apr 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Puppies are cute.  Maybe that’s why people grow to love them so much.  But their cuteness isn’t merely superficial.  It isn’t just the fur, the cute little paws, the floppy ears, and wagging tail that wins the hearts of millions of pet owners. read more
  • Canines and Felines? Here are 10 Tips to a Harmonious Home!

    jusaniculture
    3 Apr 2014 | 7:46 am
    Being crazy animal lovers ourselves (crazy in a good way), the Jusani Culture team understands your desire to rescue every shelter animal you come across. However, you likely have other animals at home who will need to be acquainted with this new family member. Before you add another dog or cat to your household, check out our 10 tips to introduce your pets to their new furry companions: read more
  • I am a foster failure.

    jusaniculture
    31 Mar 2014 | 11:45 am
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    The Labrador Site

  • 10 Things to Buy for Your new Labrador Puppy

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

    Pippa
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Some of you will have heard worrying stories about a frightening new disease. Dogs that have been walked in certain parts of the country have subsequently been taken ill, and in some cases they have died. Obviously, you will want to keep your Labrador safe. But, is there any truth in these stories?  Have they been exaggerated perhaps?  Is this really a new disease? And is it really fatal? The purpose of this article is to provide you with some reassurance, answer your questions and point you in the direction of reliable sources of information and help. What is Alabama Rot? Alabama Rot is a…
  • 5 Dog Food Ingredients Your Labrador Doesn’t Need

    Pippa
    10 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Today’s guest post is by Kate O’Brien from the Slimdoggy website Reading your Labrador’s dog food label shouldn’t be rocket science. Even though it seems that you need a Ph.D. to figure out what is in their food.  Pet food labels are long and confusing to most people. Yet it is very important to be able to understand exactly what is in your Lab’s food so that you can make sure they are getting the best nutrition possible.  Unfortunately, there are many dog food ingredients that are questionable, of little nutritional value or even worse, can adversely impact your…
  • Labrador puppies: It’s a learning curve

    Lucy
    7 Apr 2014 | 1:30 am
    This morning, we complete our final instalment of Chapter One of The Happy Puppy Handbook.  Pippa’s new book was launched on Thursday 3rd April and is available online and at a bookstore near you.  Gradually, as your puppy learns what is and what is not acceptable in our human world, you will be able to give him more freedom and more choices. Over the space of just a few weeks you will see some rapid changes. Of course there may be times when you find your puppy’s behaviour challenging, or frustrating. There will be ups and downs, but with the help of this book, I hope you find the…
  • Labrador Puppies: Natural Instincts

    Lucy
    6 Apr 2014 | 12:30 am
    Today we continue with our second instalment of “A New Life”  the first chapter of Pippa’s new book “The Happy Puppy Handbook”, published on 3rd April.  You can catch the first part of this short serialisation here Natural instincts Puppies get into a lot of trouble for simply being puppies. A great deal of that trouble can be avoided if we close the gap between what is expected of the puppy and what he is capable of. Understanding what is normal for puppies is the first step in that direction. People have speculated and disagreed for decades on the true origins of the domestic…
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    Online Guinea Pig Care

  • Are Guinea Pigs Territorial?

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

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

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

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

    Chris Perkins
    26 Mar 2014 | 3:49 pm
    A problem with letting a guinea pig have the run of your house or if you have them on your lap is that they do tend to pee and poop. They have the ability to hold their bladders for 15 minutes before they have to go, but they cannot last longer than that. image wikipedia So one of the things that you may be wondering is whether there is something like a diaper that can be put on a guinea pig to stop them pooping on your carpet or worse still on your lap. The thing is with guinea pigs is that they do not like anything attached to them like this. They are also very clean animals and will get…
 
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    The Pets Info

  • Know More About Waterless Shampoo for Pets

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

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

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

    Admin
    7 Apr 2014 | 12:59 am
    When you think of building birdhouse for your pets, then you should take a wide range of factors into consideration. The first and foremost thing is keeping the birdhouse clean. Birdhouses should be durable and should withstand rains and going for rain-proof birdhouse is the best choice in this case. If your choice of material is wood, then again it is a wise decision. Your pet bird needs other important things too. Know more about some of the smart tips on building birdhouses here. After all, everyone loves spending some time and enjoying with their pets at home. Choice of place The place…
  • The Top 10 Most Popular Dogs in America

    Admin
    4 Apr 2014 | 12:56 am
    A pet can add to your happiness in life and you will feel a new member is added to your family when you bring in that lovely little puppy that is adored by all. Dogs are the most adorable pets all over the world and are available in various breeds and enjoying with them has no bounds. However, with different breeds of dogs available, you need to choose wisely. You should get to know what kind of ailments can affect your pet dog and what kind of food suits your dog. Learning about what your dogs need and what you can offer helps in keeping your furry friends healthy and active. Find out the…
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    TheDogTrainingSecret.com

  • The Truth About Leash Corrections

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

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

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

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

    Minette
    18 Mar 2014 | 7:12 am
    Thanks Partin scps for the photo I get this “problem” with dog owners all of the time. They kind of expect their dog to go from a Kindergarten education straight into college without any training or education in between. People think if they have taken their dog to a dog obedience training class, or puppy class, or have read a book and done some very basic training at home (for some it was years ago) that their dog should be as well behaved and well trained as my dogs or other dogs they see on TV or online in videos. But the truth of the matter is that there is a lot of time and training…
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    Housebreaking A Dog

  • Fun Things To Help With Canine Care

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

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

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

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

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

  • How Much Water Should Your Labrador Drink Each Day?

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

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

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

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

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

  • Road Tripping with Your Dog? Check Out This Infographic First!

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

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

    Dan
    10 Apr 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Should you buy a car seat cover for your vehicle? They do a lot more than just protect your seats from muddy pups, they can actually save you thousands over the lifetime of your vehicle. Check out the infographic below! The post Why Buy a Car Seat Cover for Your Car? appeared first on Kurgo Dog Blog.
  • Riding In A Whole New Level of Comfort: Car Seat Covers

    Matt
    9 Apr 2014 | 2:26 pm
    With the return of spring, pet owners everywhere are enjoying getting back into an active outdoor lifestyle with their companions.  Whether taking to the beach, woods, or parks, spring is always a season best enjoyed with your pet, especially after a long winter.  However, one of the most often overlooked troubles of spring is keeping everything clean at the same time! One of the best ways to keep things clean during messy spring weather is to use a car seat cover to protect your car from getting damaged.  These kinds of products are absolutely invaluable when it comes to offering much…
  • The 5 Most Common Mistakes Made at the Vet

    Matt
    7 Apr 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Pet owners spend an incredible time, effort and money into making sure that their pets have the absolute best.  And why shouldn’t they?  Pets are an integral part of the family unit!  Whether pet parents show this through gear like harnesses and beds, toys like chewing aids and treats, or training opportunities like obedience and agility training, these are all great choices to make.  However, one commonly overlooked area that owners often forget is how to make a trip to the vet as stress-free as possible.  We’ve found a few common mistakes that we hope can help make things…
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    Dog By Nature

  • Sunny Saturday #20-”Catching Up”

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

    M G
    12 Mar 2014 | 1:00 am
  • Sunny-Wordless Wednesday #19

    M G
    26 Feb 2014 | 2:24 pm
  • Sunny Saturday #19-”Digger Dog”

    M G
    22 Feb 2014 | 6:01 pm
    We’re doing some yard renovations and Sunny oversaw and sometimes helped out. Here’s Sunny to tell you all about it… “Hi! I’m Sunny and I LOVE to dig, I mean help! My people are landscaping the yard and I helped to dig up the hedges…and then I kept digging and digging after the hedges were gone. I dug a hole so big, I could hide in it!” “With the hedges gone, I had to be on guard for invaders…especially sneaky squirrels. No one passes when Sunny is on patrol!” “After all that digging, I went swimming. My mom calls me a lean,…
  • Sunny Saturday #18-”The Mountains Were Calling…”

    M G
    3 Feb 2014 | 9:57 am
    After a bout of internet “technical difficulties” and some adventures, we’re back. Sunny will turn 7 months old this week and is losing his puppy looks to turn into a handsome big dog. He still has boundless puppy energy, so we’re always on the quest for activities to burn that energy off. (A tired dog is a good dog:) We had a week of adventure last week and one of our favorite trips was up to the high country of the San Gabriel mountains. Early one morning we started out at the Ice House Canyon trailhead on our way to Cucamonga Peak, in the Cucamonga Wilderness. You…
 
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    Pictures of puppies and dogs

  • 9 Stunning Photographs on Dog Noses

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

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

    Seth
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:19 am
    Can dogs have nightmares?  Yes, they most certainly can!  Most people who own dogs will have noticed that dogs have very animated sleep patterns, thy may twitch, bark, or even start running in their sleep.  This gives a very obvious impression that they are dreaming about something, most likely chasing a rabbit.  Actually, this is not far from true.  A dogs brain is structured very similar to a humans, and they do dream.  These dreams are not usually imaginations, but replays and reviews of what they have already done.  So yes, dogs can dream, and dogs can also have nightmares.It would…
  • Can Dogs Eat Almonds?

    Seth
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    It needs to be said that nuts are unsafe for dogs to eat. But the truth is, certain peanuts are okay, but like humans, some dogs have peanut allergies. How dangerous are these allergies? Not as dangerous as caffeine or chocolate, but right up there. To reiterate the question covered by this article, if you’re curious about the issue, “can dogs eat almonds?” the simple answer is no. If you’re concerned about the safety and wellbeing of your dog, you won’t feed them almonds. Or Hershey’s Kisses with Almonds (that’s like rat poison laced with cyanide as…
  • Can Dogs Drink Tea

    Seth
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:48 pm
    There are a lot of foods and drinks that are outright dangerous for dogs, chief among them chocolate (the very first thing your vet warns about, in fact), coffee, and any caffeinated drink… like tea, for example. Thus, the answer to the question, can dogs drink tea, is no; but some might say that they have dogs that drink tea, and they’re none the worse for wear. These owners are ignorant. It’s like asking if the sky is blue. At first, you’d think it’s a commonsensical question, until you realize the sky changes colors depending on the time of day. It’s the…
  • Can Dogs Drink Milk?

    admin
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:29 pm
    Dogs are man’s best friend. We never feel left out or alone whenever we have one inside our house. Dogs are very sweet and loving to their owners. Every time an owner goes out of his house, the dog will just wait patiently until the owner comes back home. He will then welcome them with a lick on his face and an enthusiasm to play, very heartwarming it is. In order to reciprocate the love and care that our pet dogs give we should be able to give them their most basic need, food.Different Types of Dog FoodThere are different types of dog food. The first is the canned dog food. Canned dog food…
  • Can Dogs Drink Lemonade?

    admin
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:24 pm
    If you love to give your pet dog a luxurious lifestyle, the common tendency is that you feed your dogs with something that you would normally consume. Even though it may sound sweet and very caring on the part of you being the pet owner, that should never be tolerated. Usually when we are thirsty, we get something to drink which is more refreshing and tastier than just plain water. And we think, surely, there is no harm done when we drink lemonade. For one thing, it is rich in Vitamin C and since it is considered healthy for us, our dogs can safely drink on it too.However, this is the part…
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  • Light – Poem for dog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    14 Mar 2014 | 7:17 am
    If you didn’t hear about them by now, you really need to know about Kuranda dog beds. Yes, there is a huge variety of dog beds and it might seem difficult to choose the right one, but you must know that there are several best options that you can make and Kuranda dog beds is one of them? What makes them so special to stay on the top of dog beds? Let’s see! One of the most important things about the Kuranda dog beds is that they provide orthopaedic comfort for every dog, no matter the age, the breed or the size. Every dog would love to have such a bed. You know that laying on hard floor…
 
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  • Half of All Cats Over Age 10 Suffer from Chronic Kidney Disease

    15 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Dr. Becker Sadly, studies show that about half of all pet cats over the age of 10 suffer from chronic kidney disease. Once the condition is full-blown, it is irreversible and can be difficult to manage. Treatment is strictly supportive and typically involves trying to slow the progression of the disease through dietary changes, fluid injections, and other therapies. In recent years, researchers at Colorado State University have been investigating a novel therapy for its potential to help cats with kidney failure. Stem-Cell Therapy as a Potential Treatment for Chronic Kidney Disease in Cats…
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    15 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
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  • Dog Breeds to Suit Every Personality

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    Sources:PawNation February 28, 2014Bath Spa UniversityRelated Articles:  What Your Pet Says About You  Which Dog Breeds Make Up the Most Popular Mutt?  10 Breeds for First-Time Dog Owners
  • Here's What to Do If Your Dog Has Vaginitis

    13 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Dr. Becker Vaginitis is inflammation of the vagina. There are two types of canine vaginitis: juvenile or puppy vaginitis, and adult-onset vaginitis. Juvenile vaginitis occurs in female puppies and dogs that have not reached puberty. Most dogs with this form of vaginitis have few if any symptoms. There might be a bit of whitish-yellow discharge from the vulva, and some dogs lick at the area. Adult-onset vaginitis is much more common in spayed adult dogs than intact dogs. The most common symptom is vulvar discharge that can be mild or severe. Other symptoms include licking the vulva,…
  • Marnie and Mr. Pretty Bird

    13 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Enchanting Marnie is back, and this time he’s chatting it up with his best pal Mr. Pretty Bird. Comments (1)
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  • Dog First Aid Awareness

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

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

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

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

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    25 Mar 2014 | 9:51 pm
      The pet care industry has shown its true colors during the past few years. The industry has not only continued to steadily rise for over 10 years, but has also shown that it is recession proof.  The pet care industry is in a fascinating phase where a multitude of changes are affecting the way […] The post Pet Care Industry: Statistics And Changing Trends appeared first on FlipFlop® Dogs.
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  • DIY Easter Treats for Dogs

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

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

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

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

    Petplan Australia
    25 Mar 2014 | 10:58 pm
    Old English Sheepdog Appearance The Old English Sheepdog (OES) is most often recognized by it’s shaggy, double coat. The OES’s coat is long with a textured outer coat and a soft, waterproof undercoat. These dogs’ coats come in a variety of colours and colour combinations including gray, grizzle, blue, blue gray, blue merle, gray with white markings or white with gray markings. Their body is strong with a square, muscular physique and thick, round legs. The OES has a big head with a black nose and it’s medium sized ears are positioned flat to the dog’s head. Eyes…
 
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  • Puppy Teething: Everything You Need To Know

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

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

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

    PTC Admin
    3 Mar 2014 | 8:37 am
    How to Raise a Puppy: The Ultimate Guide – 8 Essential Steps You are a new puppy owner or an existing puppy owner and you have no idea how to raise a puppy. You are scared you might just do the wrong thing. You want to do things right and provide the best possible care for your puppy. Everyone in your family is excited about your new little companion and strangely enough, everyone wants to make it their own responsibility of raising a puppy, YOUR puppy. Raising a puppy is exciting and if you could just spend all your time with that cute little face you’d be in your element, right?
  • Puppy Breath: How to Keep it Fresh(er)

    PTC Admin
    25 Feb 2014 | 2:16 am
    Puppy Breath: How to Keep it Fresh(er) Believe it or not, but many people actually love the smell of puppy breath. Then again, not all puppies have bad breath. But when they do, we’d like to know how to improve it, right? Firstly, what is bad breath? Also known as halitosis, bad breath is often a result of build-up of bad odor-causing bacteria in your puppy’s mouth, lungs or gut. Most cases of bad breath is just a sign of better dental care that is needed but if the bad breath persists, the best advice would be to consult your local vet for a thorough examination of his…
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  • Step-by-Step: Reducing Your Dog’s Jumping Behavior

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

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

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

    Shelly Hawkins
    6 Apr 2014 | 8:40 pm
    Watch this awesome video of these 4 well-trained dogs. They can do prayer before meal, and they clean up after meal. There was one dog that couldn’t resist the food and kept on peeping during the prayer, and he did not clean up after meal too – can you spot him? :) Share if you […]The post Cute Dogs Mealtime Tricks appeared first on Not In The Dog House.
  • To Kibble or Not to Kibble?

    Shelly Hawkins
    3 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
    When kibble diets (dry pet food in pellets) for our pet and working canine companions were invented in the late 1800s, they were considered a luxury item for privileged people who had pet dogs. Actual ingredients were not really considered as important, and the food was most often made from wheat, similar to bread dough, […]The post To Kibble or Not to Kibble? appeared first on Not In The Dog House.
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  • Advantage II and K9 Advantix Flea And Tick Treatment For Dogs

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

    Shay Atik
    9 Apr 2014 | 7:11 pm
    Both Frontline Plus and Frontline Top Spot are manufactured by Merial and contain the same active ingredient ‘fipronil’ that kills adult fleas and ticks. What Is The Difference Between Frontline Plus And Frontline Top Spot The main advantages of Frontline Plus is that it also contains S-methoprene, an insect growth regulator that kills flea eggs and larvae. Frontline Top Spot does not contain this extra ingredient, making Frontline Plus the best choice to tackle an infestation. Many pet owners see more long lasting results when using Frontline Plus. Frontline Top Spot kills/repels…
  • Capstar Dogs & Cats Blue 2-25lbs 6 pk Flea Treatment Review

    Shay Atik
    4 Apr 2014 | 8:34 pm
    What type of flea control are you currently using for your pet? If you answered ‘none’, then your pet could be at risk. It is ideal to use a monthly flea and tick preventative product, just to keep them protected. Some people prefer topical treatment, while others may prefer oral treatment or flea sprays. If oral flea control is what works best for your pet, then consider Capstar Dogs & Cats Blue 2-25lbs 6 pk Flea Treatment. About Capstar Dogs & Cats Blue 2-25lbs 6 pk Flea Treatment Capstar is an oral tablet that is used to treat fleas in both dogs and cats. It offers up to 24…
  • Little City Dogs Once-a-Month Flea Control Capsules for Dogs 35 to 80lbs Review

    Shay Atik
    4 Apr 2014 | 8:18 pm
    With a lot of different types of flea control products on the market, it can be difficult to choose the very best one. Some pet owners prefer topical treatments, while others may really like the ease of oral capsules. What do you prefer? If you like the oral treatment options, then you might want to take a closer look at Little City Dogs Once-a-Month Flea Control Capsules for Dogs 35 to 80lbs. It may be just what you need to keep your pet free of pests. About Little City Dogs Once-a-Month Flea Control Capsules Little City Dogs Once-a-Month Flea Control Capsules are formulated to taste like…
  • BarkLogic – Tick & Flea Pet Wash Lemongrass Review

    Shay Atik
    4 Apr 2014 | 6:43 pm
    There are a lot of ways that you can go about keeping fleas and ticks off of your pet, but one of the best ways is to use a natural flea control product regularly. With BarkLogic – Tick & Flea Pet Wash Lemongrass, you don’t have to worry about any chemicals and additives, because it is all organic. It is best when paired with their conditioner and flea and tick spray. Let’s see why we recommend this product to pet owners looking to get rid of fleas and ticks. About BarkLogic – Tick & Flea Pet Wash Lemongrass BarkLogic – Tick & Flea Pet Wash Lemongrass is actually a…
 
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  • Exercising Tips And Ideas

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

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

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

    Andrew
    9 Apr 2014 | 8:02 am
    Temperament of a Rottweiler Rottweilers are a large breed dog with a big personality. When you think of a Rottweiler, you generally think of a guard dog, or a scary dog. But Rottweilers are not the meanies that their reputation may perceive. The Rottweiler’s Background The Rottweiler originated in Germany. They were a multi­faceted herding […]The post Rottweiler Temperament appeared first on RottweilerHQ.com.Other posts you'll love:Rottweiler Disobedience ProblemsDominant BehaviorTalk To Me Rottie :)
  • Importance Of A Healthy Diet

    Andrew
    8 Apr 2014 | 11:12 am
    Healthy Diet? Healthy Rottweiler! We all want our Rottweilers to be happy and healthy. The fastest way to a happy and healthy dog is a healthy diet. So what can you do to ensure your Rottweiler is getting the nutrition they need? Let’s take a look at what we can feed our Rottweilers. General Nutrition […]The post Importance Of A Healthy Diet appeared first on RottweilerHQ.com.Other posts you'll love:Poop EatingRottweilers Life ExpectancyHow To Teach Your Rottweiler To Sit
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  • Holistic Dog Food: Everything There Is To Know

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

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

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    8 Apr 2014 | 10:06 am
    What exactly is food for large breed puppies? FACT: Different breeds of puppies have different nutritional requirements. Unfortunately, large breed puppies are predisposed to developmental orthopedic diseases (DOD) like osteochondritis dissecans and hip and elbow dysplasia. Breeding that includes human intervention (through feeding various food types) for increased size is dangerous as these puppies are forced into an unnaturally rapid rate of growth, which pushes the ability of the skeletal system to mature over its normal limits. It is simple: Puppies need to mature naturally into adult…
  • How Much to Feed a Puppy: The Feeding Schedule

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    7 Mar 2014 | 5:05 am
    It is no secret – The most important factor in any puppy’s life is consistency. Consistency in early stages training and consistency in his feeding schedule. It is important to know and understand how much to feed a puppy and when to feed a puppy. Puppies’ nutritional needs are quite different to that of adult dogs. Puppies need to feed regularly and not too much at a time. When puppies start feeding on solid foods at around 4 weeks, they may need to feed around 3 – 4 times a day. It is important that a puppy is provided with the correct amounts of nutritional value…
  • Specially Formulated Dog Food: Controlling Underlying Medical Conditions

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    17 Feb 2014 | 6:17 am
    Unfortunately underlying medical conditions know no exceptions to certain living beings and our canine friends aren’t excluded. Sometimes a dog develops a serious underlying medical condition and needs to be taken proper care of to prevent more serious complications and even death. As with humans, treating underlying medical conditions in dogs almost always involves adjustments to the diet. Luckily with today’s advancement in the animal health industry, specially formulated dog food is no longer a thing of the future. Specially Formulated Dog Food Manufacturer: Hill’s Pet…
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  • Welcome to the AMK9 Blog

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

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