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    Terrierman's Daily Dose
    PBurns
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    From: Terrierman's Daily Dose To order the book. web site.
  • The Power of Animal Wisdom

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

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    VetDepot
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:28 am
    Since chocolate and other Halloween goodies are strictly off-limits for dogs, you might want to whip up a batch of these canine-friendly treats! There’s only three ingredients and a whole lot of flavor in these festive treats. 1 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling) ½ cup Peanut Butter 1 ¾ cups whole wheat flour Start by lining a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Stir together the peanut butter and pumpkin puree. Add the flour and mix until the dough isn’t sticky. Use a rolling pin to roll the dough out between two sheets of…
  • PhotoRealist Painter Ester Curini’s 2nd solo show opens Oct 2 in New York City

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

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

  • Know the Facts before you Adopt a Seizure Assistance Dog

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

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

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

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

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

  • Name My Goat Contest - A Companion For Sahali

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

    The Pet Blog Lady
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:57 am
    Not exactly sure how they pull of these statistics but interesting nevertheless.  I call myself an "Animal Person".   How about you? 
  • One Dog Organic Bakery - Passionate About Animal Safety & Health

    The Pet Blog Lady
    12 Oct 2014 | 6:05 pm
    Disclosure:  (As required by the FTC)  One Dog Organic Bakery is a participant in the Posts for Pets fundraising project with the sponsored fee going directly to the SPCA in Puerto Vallarta. It's an opportunity for businesses to showcase their product(s) while helping to feed the many cats and dogs at the Puerto Vallarta Animal Sanctuary.  Guest contributor: Veronica Glynn (Founder/Owner) We realize that you have many choices nowadays when it comes to your pet's food. Our goal is to build a relationship with you and your pet. Getting to know their needs and wants and…
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    Art Dog Blog

  • This Artist's Growing Pains

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

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

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

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

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Here at Art Paw we ship all over the globe and yet these last few years I find myself creating more and more portraits for clients in my own East Dallas neighborhood and often I know these pets so it makes it even more fun. Today I will post just a few of our local Dallas pups."Chloe and Higgins" The smiling duo above is an older project. I met Chloe & Higgins' Mom years ago when I rescued a Cow Dog Stray from Little Forest Hills. "Sophie"Spinone ItalianoAbove is Sophie and her Mom owns the Rocket Science Hair Salon on Garland Road. Since her Mom is a genius with color highlights I…
 
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    Terrierman's Daily Dose

  • Undiggable Earths

    PBurns
    25 Oct 2014 | 5:18 am
    This groundhog sette ran more than 6 feet deep through broken slates mixed with thick tree roots. This is a diggable earth, but one you do not want to tackle solo, as I was this day in the field. This is when you want a dog that will come out rather than force you to dig down to it.If you dig very much, your dog will eventually enter a sette that, for one reason or another, is undiggable. Perhaps it is a fine-looking earth that, when shovel is put to soil, turns out to be a heap of roofing tin covered over with dirt -- or worse, a mound of steel-belted radial tires! I have had dogs enter…
  • Tales That Dog Dealers Tell

    PBurns
    25 Oct 2014 | 5:08 am
    A dog dealer emailed me a few week ago. I will not name him or post my complete note back to him, but I did enjoy pricking the balloon that terrier work of any kind is big game hunting in truly wild country done by hardened macho men.You can only believe that nonsense if you have never been close to big game, never been in truly wild country, and never known a truly dangerous man. As I noted:Yes we hunt [with terriers] in America, and we hunt without apology and within the law. But it's not exactly big game hunting, is it? This is small potatoes stuff, and the braggadocio that goes on among…
  • Fear Factor

    PBurns
    25 Oct 2014 | 5:02 am
    "Through their analysis two key factors emerged: having a lower level of education and also high frequency of television viewing were the most consistent predictors of fear." -The Chapman Survey on American FearsFrom: Terrierman's Daily Dose To order the book. web site.
  • Great Migrations

    PBurns
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    Whales, shark, tuna, seals, and turtles migrate across and around the oceans.Pronghorn, Bison, Elk, and Bear migrate up and down and across the American west.Squid and ocean invertebrates migrate up and down in the water column, from day to night and back again. Ducks, geese, hawks, cranes, storks, robins, shearwaters, and even hummingbirds and penguins, migrate vast distances around the globe.Elephants, zebra, wildebeest, and gazelles migrate hundreds, even thousands of miles, and some predators migrate with them.Some butterflies, and a great number of dragonflies, migrate long distances and…
  • Dog Training

    PBurns
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    From: Terrierman's Daily Dose To order the book. web site.
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    DogWalkBlog

  • Who writes the music?

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

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

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

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

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

  • Dogs Trust Loughborough: The great rehoming mystery!

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

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

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

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

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

  • Camel Train Song

    pet
    6 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Performed by The Danville Trio I previously posted the words to The Camel Train Song Lyrics. Or you can watch The Camel Train on youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8kmFDIXf6s The Camel Train Song By Danville Trio The post Camel Train Song appeared first on .
  • Admiral Oscar Badger II – Wed. Hero

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

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

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

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

  • Let's Hear It For Mother Nature and Wolves

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

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

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

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

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

  • “Down Time” with Tom Brady and Lua -- my new favorite commercial

    Jan
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:29 am
    Through years of blogging, I have always enjoyed making fun of writing about Tom Brady. Tom Brady is someone who truly has it all: three Super Bowl rings, movie star good looks, a billionaire supermodel wife, adorable small children, millions from his football contract, endorsements, and really great hair. With the loveable Lua, a dog he rescued from a shelter, he has also been a strong voice for the Pit Bull dog as Family Pet...
  • The miracle underdog '69 Mets and the black cat

    Jan
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:40 am
    The 1960's was not a happy time for many New York City baseball fans. Their beloved Dodgers and Giants had moved to California and the new team, the New York Metropolitans, were the punchline of a joke. As the 1969 season opened, the odds were barely one in a hundred that they would win the World Series. In August they were 9 games behind the league leading Cubs. But the Cubs in typical Cubs fashion...
  • I don't want to talk about it

    Jan
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:49 pm
    San Francisco 49ers - Denver Broncos -
  • Ebola-quarantined dog is inspiring new canine protocol

    Jan
    18 Oct 2014 | 10:46 am
    Bentley, the cute King Charles Spaniel owned by Ebola-stricken Texas nurse Nina Pham, 26, seems to be thriving under quarantine – cared for by Dallas workers in full protective gear. They are feeding him, playing with him, showering him with attention and affection. He is being monitored under a 21-day quarantine. His owner was transferred last week from Dallas to the National Institute of Health in Maryland. “[Bentley] is doing well. He’s sleeping well. He’s...
  • Macho men and fluffy dogs

    Jan
    18 Oct 2014 | 9:09 am
    As the San Francisco Giants successfully won a World Series spot, Giant legend Willie Mays (called Mr. October for some post season heroics) is spotted in an elevator at AT&T Park, holding a very fluffy pup. Is Willie carrying around the team's good luck charm or is it just a slow sports news day in San Francisco? Go, Giants!!
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    Raise a Green Dog!

  • An easy Fall plan to treat your lawn organically for the health of your dog!

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

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

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

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

    Johann The Dog
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:20 am
    I love this time of year, the cooler air, the leaves, the hikes and agility! Another thing I really love are the sweet potato chews that Mum likes to make for us since sweet potatoes are a staple in our fall shopping bag. Today we sharing are favorite recipe that you can share with all your dog loving friends and family: Wash a sweet potato (organic is best and we peel them). Cut down the Click on the title to read more!
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    Lifestyle | Lifestyle

  • Win a $269 Sportz-Vibe Massage Blanket for Your Dog

    24 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Does your dog compete in agility or another sport? Or work in search and rescue? Perhaps your dog has aches and pains from a health issue or advanced age? If you answered yes to any of these questions, enter for a chance to win a Sportz-Vibe massage blanket. We have two to give away! Share this image Sizes range from XS for Jack Russell to XXXL for St. Bernards. The battery-powered blanket fits like a coat and has alternating massage panels, which increase blood circulation and stimulate the lymphatic system. This reduces risk of injury during competition or work and also assists with muscle…
  • An Adoption Love Story: How We Brought Home a Discount Pit Bull

    24 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Editor's Note: Tomorrow (Saturday, Oct. 25) is National Pit Bull Awareness Month, a great time to run this story of how two people found and fell in love with a Pit Bull. “I feel like I’m taking crazy pills!” The immortal words of Will Ferrell as Mugatu escaped my mouth as my husband, Grant, attempted to comfort me. It had been months since our wedding, and I was no closer to adopting a dog than when we started dating six years ago. “After the wedding,” he’d say. “Then we’ll have more time for a dog.” With the help of the Petfinder app on my phone, I had figured out the main…
  • How My Pit Bulls Taught Me the Importance of Diversity

    24 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Editor's note: Tomorrow (Saturday, Oct. 25) is National Pit Bull Awareness Day, a great time to publish this reflection from a writer who has lived with four Pit Bulls and learned a lot from the experience, not only about the dogs but from humans' reactions to them. It's June 2012, and I'm driving my Subaru through the insane streets of downtown Manhattan. Falstaff and Hudson, my two Pit Bulls, are giving me nauseated and disapproving looks in the rearview mirror. My female Pit Bull, Amber, died unexpectedly a year before, otherwise her intense, obsessive look would have joined them. My boys…
  • 5 Things to Consider Before Going to a Dog Park

    23 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Most French Bulldogs average about 20 pounds, so clearly their bark is worse than their bite. My friend’s Frenchie is a whopping 30 pounds, putting him just above the cusp of being grouped as a small dog. So what’s Buddy to do? Go to the big dog park or the little dog park? At the little dog park he’s known to scare all the Malteses and Chihuahuas. Yet at the big dog park, his bite won’t get him far.  As much as we love the idea of our dogs socializing, a dog park isn’t your average trip to the park. There are things to consider before making the trip -- most importantly,…
  • Do Your Dogs Sense When Fall Arrives?

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    I can tell when fall has arrived in full force. It has nothing to do with the crisp damp air that greets me each morning. It has nothing to do with the leaves and acorns falling from the trees around our house. It certainly has nothing to do with the college and pro football season in full force though admittedly, the tossing of the pigskin makes the cold damp weather more tolerable. No, for me, it’s the way my dogs handle the change in weather. Share this image Dusty and I know there's nothing better than a walk among falling leaves. Dusty and Kramer seem to know weeks in advance that…
 
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    Wayne Pacelle: A Humane Nation

  • Maine State Agency Pushes Ideology, Not Biology, In Quest to Defend Reckless Bear Killing Practices

    Wayne Pacelle
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:41 pm
    We don’t expect everyone to agree with us in our fight to pass Question 1 in Maine to stop the cruel and unsporting practices of bear baiting, hounding and trapping. But we do expect a fair election and a government that respects the will of the people, rather than one that attempts impose its will on the people. The ballot initiative process was established as a constitutional right in half the states to be used precisely when obdurate state lawmakers and a governor’s state agencies failed to heed the will of the people.  It’s a safety valve, and it has driven essential reforms…
  • Ebola and Animals – at Home and West Africa

    Wayne Pacelle
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Bentley waits patiently for the ball from one of his caretakers while in quarantine. Photo by Dr. Catherine McManus, Dallas Animal Services It was heartening to learn that Bentley, the dog of Dallas nurse Nina Pham, has tested negative for the Ebola virus, and to know that Ms. Pham’s condition has also improved. Bentley is still in quarantine and awaiting further tests. To their credit, Dallas authorities, including Dallas Animal Services with help from the Veterinary Emergency Team at Texas A&M University, have handled Bentley’s situation with transparency, care and poise. They…
  • Another Rescue in Tennessee: 50 Dogs Freed From Suspected Dogfighting Operation

    Wayne Pacelle
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:11 pm
    As the sun came up over Kodak, Tennessee, yesterday morning, our HSUS Animal Rescue Team drove with U.S. Marshals and the Sevier County's Special Operations Response Team down a long, rural road. As they approached the house at the end of the road, our team members saw just three dogs. But after law enforcement officials entered the house, our team discovered many more dogs cowering in the back of the steep, wooded tract of land. A chained dog on the property prior to being freed by Animal Rescue Team responders. View more photos of the rescue here. Our team ultimately found 50 dogs on the…
  • An Epidemic of Unprovoked Human Attacks on Wolves

    Wayne Pacelle
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:25 pm
    If you want to understand why The HSUS and HSLF are working so hard to prevent the trophy hunting, commercial trapping, and hounding of wolves in Michigan, look no farther than the other states in the Great Lakes region and in the Northern Rockies that recently instituted seasons on wolves. Trophy hunters and trappers and hound hunters are taking a big toll, killing a third of the wolves in a single year in some of these states. If this is what “recovery” means, then I am sure the wolves don’t want any of it. Here are the numbers for the 2012 and 2013 alone:   Idaho: Of the 606…
  • Bill Maher, Danny DeVito Tell Chris Christie That Pigs Matter

    Wayne Pacelle
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:38 am
    Comedian Bill Maher made a special appeal to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie – asking him, on the opinion pages of Saturday’s New York Times, to sign a bill banning gestation crates. Noting that polling shows that a rather astonishing 93 percent of New Jersey voters want him to sign the anti-confinement measure, Maher said Christie should make the Garden State the 10th in our country to establish rules that treat pigs better. On October 16th, the day S. 998 cleared the legislature, actor Danny DeVito, also urged Christie to do the right thing.  “Chris, please sign the ban on…
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    The Days of Johann, an agility dog!

  • Black and White Sunday: Awwwwww.....Sun!

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

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

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

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

    Johann The Dog
    5 Oct 2014 | 3:41 am
    Look what we found in the yard the other day! Mum has learned over the years living here on our mountain, that sometimes things aren't what they seem. So when she sees something very odd, she usually takes a photo, does a quick Google search to see what that weird thing may be. Good thing she did with this little guy, as we hear he packs a nasty sting. Native to Eastern North America, the Click on the post title to continue reading. And visit my blog to read more! Woofs!
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    Earth Friendly Pet Supplies - GreatGreenPet.com

  • Tire Tread – Eco Toy

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

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

    greenpet
    18 Oct 2014 | 9:46 am
    A comfy, cozy dog bed is a must for your pet, unless you are happy for him to take over the couch! This bolster bed is wonderfully soft but still supportive with plenty of room to stretch out on. The bed is hand made in Montana from recycled materials and has a cover in soft fleece fabric that is easy to wash. It is available in four colors, copper, thyme green, natural wheat, and sea blue and comes in various sizes from the enormous extra large (32” x 26”) to a petite small (12” by 9”). Some owners find that these beds aren’t as thick and fully stuffed as some other dog beds but…
  • Feline Pine

    greenpet
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    Kitty litter made from 100% pure southern yellow pine sawdust, reclaimed from lumber yards. The sawdust is cleaned, kiln-dried, and pressurized to remove oils and create the litter pellets. Free coupon for first time users!! at Nature’s Earth Products    
  • Good Source of Organic Raw Pet Food Meats

    greenpet
    12 Oct 2014 | 9:36 am
    Wholesome Harvest Organic Farming Coop – On Line shopping is available. Wholesome Harvest is a group of 40 small family farms who sell top of the line certified organic meats. They are committed to environmental and organic principles that go well beyond USDA organic standards. They primarily offer meats for people but they do have a section on their website devoted to organic pet food meats, a variety of select organ meats. One interesting feature of their website is that you can trace the actual family and photo whose farm has raised the meat from a number on the package. (Hopefully…
 
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    PupStyle.com

  • Dara Foster’s Tips For Choosing The Right Halloween Costume For Fido

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

    dara
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:35 am
    OwlyStore on Etsy.com has created a collection of adorable, tiny dogs and their “scary Halloween Pug”  is simply brilliant! These little art pieces make special gifts and also make very PupStylish Halloween decor for our home or office.  The designer will even custom make a personalized version of your own dog.  Think holiday gifst…LOOOVE! $23.00
  • Watch Dara Foster’s Fall Fashion 2014 Trends on Better TV! Click It!

    dara
    3 Sep 2014 | 7:24 am
    Dara Foster appear’s on The Better Show today featuring  Fall 2014  fashion trends! 3 Key Trends for dogs this coming Fall: -Orange is the New Black: Couture feather gown and hat by Classy Doggie Designs by Linda Higgins -Checks & Plaids: Plaid Tutu harness dress by KO Couture , Fabu Leash & Collar available at DoggieCoutureShop.com -Need […]
  • Back-To-School Dog Fashion Trend-Plaids & Checks

    dara
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:45 am
    While your fur baby may not be riding the bus to kindergarten, it’s always a fun time of year to play around with  Fall back-to-school fashion your pup as the leaves start to change and the smell of #2  pencils are in the air. One of the hottest fashion trends in both the human and […]
  • PupStyle “Home”- Chevron Printed Modern Dog Beds by Jax & Bones

    dara
    13 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    If you are a design junkie like myself, you know that chevon prints are everywhere right now.  The high quality dog bed brand,  Jax & Bones is spot on with their trendy orange Chevron printed dog bed. I  like to think of dog beds in the same light as throw pillows to re-fresh your space.  They are […]
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    Cat Advice | Paws and Effect

  • An Open Letter to Belladonna’s First Family

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

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

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

    The Paws and Effect Gang
    28 Sep 2014 | 11:53 am
    Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I am having a major existential crisis! Help! Why is it considered okay by “society” to have like 16 dogs sniffing your butt, but if you have two (or, God forbid, more!) cats, you’re “crazy” — or worse? Whatta friggin’ double standard! Photo CC-BY Sarah Cordingley “Crazy” and proud of it, ~ Katrina and kitty-baby Julietta Siouxsie: I know. It’s totally unfair! Thomas: Mama’s had people ask her how many cats she “has,” and when she says “three,” she sometimes…
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    Talk2TheAnimals

  • Developing Confidence In Your Intuition

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

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

    Margot Ahlquist
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:56 am
    Howl, My daddy always says that I should work now and play later. I think half of him is right (I am not sure if it is his top half or bottom half). While nothing feels better than finishing a long yard patrol session, I am not a yard patrolling robot. Some days, I don’t want to patrol and would prefer to spend time with my neighborhood friends or help a human with a kitchen project. A poodle has to kick up her paws every now and then. Maybe I should join the Rockettes? Since I am known as the most fun-loving animal in my house (my sister Bella still disputes this), I am here to suggest 5…
  • Talk2theAnimals Pet Grief Support

    Janet Roper
    6 Oct 2014 | 6:56 am
    You’re grieving the loss of your beloved animal companion. You hurt, you feel nothing will ever be the same again. I know what you’re feeling, I’ve been there. As a matter of fact, Pet Grief was born from my own grieving experiences. Let’s connect, together let’s discover where to find the ‘good grief’ in your life. The 3 Week Pet Grief Special Between Monday, October 6 and Friday, October 24, 2014 T2TA is offering an exclusive Pet Grief Special to those on our mailing list. Enter your email to become a part of this community. Talk2theAnimals Gifts…
  • At The Vet’s Office: Healing Circles

    Billie Hinton
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:19 am
    A few weeks ago our little calico cat Pixie was off her food and very lethargic when we woke up so I quickly called the vet. It was a Saturday and they were fully booked but offered to work us in. I arrived planning to stay so that Pixie could be with me instead of in a cage in back. The vet tech took us to an exam room right away and got Pixie’s temperature, which was very high (105) and made a quick decision to administer fluids and get some blood. Once they were done Pixie came back to her carrier and she and I found a corner in the waiting room to await the results of the blood…
 
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    Have dog blog will travel

  • Beach baby bungalows

    CeliaSue
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Beach Bungalow Inn Morro Bay Six reasons your dog’s haircut costs more than yours! 1. Your hairdresser only cuts the top of your head, not your whole body. 2. Your haircut doesn’t include a pedicure. 3. You don’t wiggle, spin, or try to jump out of your  hairdresser’s chair. 4. You don’t go for four weeks without washing or brushing your hair. 5. You don’t try to bite the scissors, brush or the groomer. 6. Your hairdresser doesn’t give you a bath. Pamper your Pooch – Morro Bay Style! Pamper your Pooch Mobile Grooming Getaway – Stay the night in one of Beach…
  • Carmel edge

    CeliaSue
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:47 am
    When you travel with your dog, you can  hardly go wrong if you visit Carmel, a truly dog friendly place with dogs everywhere, miles of sandy dog friendly beach and lots of dog friendly stores and activities. Carmel has the canine edge that doggies love.   A wonderful place to stay right in Carmel are the Edgemere Cottages, a block from the beach. take Hwy. 1 to the Ocean Av. exit turning towards Carmel. Go down the hill, through town and continue on to the bottom of the steep hill. There you will see a sign pointing to the 17 Mile Drive. This is San Antonio Av. Turn LEFT onto it and…
  • Foster a Dog

    CeliaSue
    3 Sep 2014 | 6:02 am
      Fostering is one piece of the NO Kill equation “We all grew up believing that if you worked at a humane society or an SPCA, it was because you loved animals. And we were also told that the killing was a necessary evil and that nobody wanted to do it. And they wouldn’t do it if there was any sort of alternative… But then when the San Francisco SPCA created an alternative model and showed them that, indeed it wasn’t a ’necessary’ evil, it was just evil and we could end it, [the sheltering establishment] didn’t want to hear about it, they didn’t want to know and they felt…
  • Doggie Day books

    CeliaSue
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:03 am
    This week was National Dog Day, ok, we missed it by a day or two… well, here are three VERY different doggie books that you just HAVE TO READ if you love doggies… and you might just pick up a few for your fellow doggie friends for the holidays (which are going to be here sooner than your dog can chew up a dog bone).     The exciting and funny / hilarious new Chet and Bernie book, Paw and Order, which you’ve all been waiting with doggie breath to come out so you can read it. Now you can. Harry Truman once said “If you want a friend in Washington, get a…
  • Blog hop WW: silly dog

    CeliaSue
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:29 am
    well, practically wordless Wednesday… for me and her royal silliness…                         Blog Paws       Grab the code (hope this works, fingers crossed) 
 
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    Pawfun

  • New Simon’s Cat Video: Crazy Legs

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

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

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

    BL Ochman
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:51 pm
    NY Holistic veterinarian Dr Jill Elliot D.V.M. NY Holistic veterinarian Dr Jill Elliot D.V.M. says, “After their kitten vaccinations, indoor cats don’t really need to be vaccinated.” She councils cat owners on the minimum vaccines to give and then how to use vaccine titers to evaluate the efficacy of the vaccines for the rest of the animal’s life. Dr Elliot recently told Reader’s Digest: “… They’re not going to get rabies sitting inside the house. Vaccines have the potential to create a lot of harm for cats, including possible tumors at the…
  • [VIDEO] The Hero Dogs of 9/11

    BL Ochman
    11 Sep 2014 | 3:02 pm
    This video highlights the more than 300 American Search and Rescue Dogs who worked to find the missing, the dead and the remains of Sept 11, 2001. via The Dog Files
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    Romeo The Cat - Funny Cats with a Cause

  • Get a Pet Launches Supercool Scavenger Hunt for Shelters and Rescues

    Romeo
    3 Oct 2014 | 11:43 am
    Attention rescues, shelters and those who love them in NYC, Chicago and Los Angeles! There is a super cool event going on NOW through Oct. 10 sponsored by Get-A-Pet, an organization with a history of helping place homeless pets from rescues and shelters into forever loving homes. Get-a-Pet has partnered with Halo Purely For Pets, GMC and Chevrolet to donate three vans full of Halo Spot’s Stew and a total of $9,000 in cash to a handful of lucky rescues and shelters. “Drive Pets Home” will be the first of its kind scavenger hunt, which will take place in New York City, Chicago and…
  • Happy Black Cat Appreciation Day!

    Romeo
    17 Aug 2014 | 11:19 am
    Believe me, Pug has been working it today. He’s no dummy.
  • Catastrophes Web Series Uses Humor to Help Homeless Cats

    Romeo
    4 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Bonjour, Guy! Photo credit: Catastrophes Great news, cat peeps (and cats)! A new web video series has launched that uses comedy to promote an important topic that is oh, so close to our hearts: adoption. CATastrophes recently made its debut on Discovery Digital Network’s Animalist.com. The series is the brainchild of Alana Grelyak and Michael Gabriele, a Chicago-based husband and wife film making team, along with actor and comedian Kris Flanagan. You may remember these guys from their other very funny videos, a couple of which were finalists in the Catdance Festival: CATalogue and…
  • Kitty Walks Boy to School Every Day

    Romeo
    19 Jul 2014 | 7:01 pm
    William and BFF Milly Moo. Photo credit: Caters I love the story of this sweet, sweet tabby cat named Milly Moo and her favorite little dude, William Dutton. According to the Daily Star, William, Milly Moo and their family live in Sandy, Bedfordshire, UK. William is three years old, just the age of my littlest human so this story is a favorite in our household. The little boy was super scared to start his first day of preschool at The Maple Tree Lower School back in April. William’s mom said he was so nervous and anxious but somehow, Milly Moo the cat knew just how to calm him down. The cat…
  • How to Choose a Scratching Post

    Romeo
    14 Jul 2014 | 11:13 pm
    Pugsley: Resident Scratcher Man The staff has been in an uproar lately because Pug has been scratching up the windowsills and female staff’s prized sea grass laundry hamper. And, every time the staff buys a new scratching post for us, it goes unused. I understand her frustration but humans aren’t always smart about cat products. In this instance, there are some things the staff needs to understand about choosing a scratching post. Here’s the thing: a scratching post isn’t just a fun toy for a cat. It’s actually a very critical tool that will keep your resident felines happy and…
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    YouTube: Pets

  • Dear Kitten: Regarding The Dog

    BuzzFeedVideo
    7 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Dear Kitten: Regarding The Dog Cat and Kitten are back again, and now there is a new "thing" in the household. How will they respond? Subscribe to Friskies YouTube Channel for even more cat videos: http://puri.na/Friskies... From: BuzzFeedVideo Views: 6963978 38393 ratings Time: 03:26 More in Entertainment
  • The Great American Oreo Taste Test

    BuzzFeedVideo
    20 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    The Great American Oreo Taste Test Limeade? Seriously? Share on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1uSM4Xs Like BuzzFeedVideo on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/18yCF0b Share on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1uSM1u... From: BuzzFeedVideo Views: 1535494 22996 ratings Time: 02:16 More in Entertainment
  • Americans Try Indian Desserts For The First Time

    BuzzFeedVideo
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:12 pm
    Americans Try Indian Desserts For The First Time We asked a bunch of Americans to try typical Indian desserts… Share on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1uRTR6P Like BuzzFeedVideo on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/18yC... From: BuzzFeedVideo Views: 1575001 25358 ratings Time: 02:30 More in Entertainment
  • 3 Things Your Dog Should Not Be Doing

    SciShow
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:42 am
    3 Things Your Dog Should Not Be Doing Dogs do a lot of weird things, and sometimes they're funny enough to post on Tumblr. But before you do, make sure li'l Scamp isn't doing any of these three t... From: SciShow Views: 419089 11121 ratings Time: 03:23 More in Education
  • Giant Men Meet Tiny Kittens

    BuzzFeedVideo
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:54 am
    Giant Men Meet Tiny Kittens When these giant men meet kittens, it's PURFECT. Share on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/XYX1vo Like BuzzFeedVideo on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/18yCF0b Share on T... From: BuzzFeedVideo Views: 3461724 39568 ratings Time: 02:45 More in Entertainment
 
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    YouTube: Animals

  • Anaconda - The Educational Version (Nicki Minaj Parody)

    CollegeHumor
    9 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Anaconda - The Educational Version (Nicki Minaj Parody) Nicki has an amazing body (of knowledge about reptiles.) See more http://www.collegehumor.com LIKE us on: http://www.facebook.com/collegehumor FOLLOW us on: ... From: CollegeHumor Views: 1978984 64684 ratings Time: 02:48 More in Comedy
  • Jenna's Drunk Art School: Balloon Art

    JennaMarbles
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:23 pm
    Jenna's Drunk Art School: Balloon Art Big thanks to Holly for sending me all the balloon gear and showing me how to make epic balloon creations.. Here is her channel: https://www.youtube.com/user... From: JennaMarbles Views: 1934795 86824 ratings Time: 08:48 More in Comedy
  • 10 Near Indestructible Creatures

    Alltime10s
    8 Sep 2014 | 10:33 am
    10 Near Indestructible Creatures 10 Near Indestructible Creatures They can survive fire, ice and even the vacuum of space. Discover the weird and wonderful world of animals that can live for... From: Alltime10s Views: 750636 11769 ratings Time: 02:56 More in Education
  • 3 Things Your Dog Should Not Be Doing

    SciShow
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:42 am
    3 Things Your Dog Should Not Be Doing Dogs do a lot of weird things, and sometimes they're funny enough to post on Tumblr. But before you do, make sure li'l Scamp isn't doing any of these three t... From: SciShow Views: 419089 11121 ratings Time: 03:23 More in Education
  • Maroon 5 - Animals (Lyric Video)

    Maroon5VEVO
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Maroon 5 - Animals (Lyric Video) Pre-Order V on iTunes ft Animals: http://smarturl.it/M5V Music video by Maroon 5 performing Animals. (C) 2014 Interscope Records. From: Maroon5VEVO Views: 14197648 118657 ratings Time: 03:50 More in Music
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    No Dog About It Blog

  • Favorite Video Friday – Beagle Silliness

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

    Mel
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:01 am
    Recently, PetSmart Charities came out with its 2014 U.S. Shelter Pet Report. The news is encouraging on some fronts and not so much on others. Overwhelmingly, the message is more education is needed. People still underestimate the number of homeless pets that exist in our society and do not know about breed-specific rescue groups. For […]
  • Wordless Wednesday #210 – The cutest little puppies in the world

    Mel
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:23 pm
    Filed under: Cupcake, Jasper, Shelties, Wordless Wednesday Tagged: fall, Lebanon Hills Regional Park, Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog
  • Rabies Vaccinations – Caring for Critters

    Mel
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:27 am
    Due to computer issues (a crashing hard drive), I was unable to participate in the Caring For Critters Round Robin at my assigned time. My sincere apologies to Jodi from Heart Like a Dog for this. I had planned to write about pancreatitis, but changed my mind at the last minute and decided to write about canine […]
  • Favorite Video Friday – Border Collie Ballet

    Mel
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:33 pm
    We’re heading into the last throes of fall here in Minnesota. The leaves are peaking, the bees and mosquitoes have called it a day and the sun is setting earlier and earlier every day. Perhaps a last look at summer fun is in store before we settle in for the polar vortex (or whatever else […]
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    Blog Eye

  • Cats Can Be the Perfect Pet

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

  • Puppy Behavior Resulting from a Well-Trained Puppy

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

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

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

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

    WayCoolDogs
    9 Oct 2014 | 8:32 pm
    Currently 29 states, in addition to D.C. and Puerto Rico, include pet protection in domestic violence protection orders. Called “An Act Further Regulating Animal Control,” a section of the law stipulates that possession of an animal may be awarded to a victim to “prohibit the accused from abusing, threatening or taking a pet.” Previously, a judge could only mandate that the accused stay away from the victim and their child(ren). Read full post at Pet Protection within DV Protection Orders More dog stories and info about dog health, training and news at Way Cool Dogs!
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    Furry Friends Rescue - Available Animals

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

    29 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
      Join us for a spooky for a Haunted Howl-o-ween at Wag Hotels to benefit Furry Friends Rescue!Oct. 30th from 18:00 to 19:00 We're turning Wag into a haunted house for the evening and inviting some mummies and zombies to join the pawty. Canine and human guests will enjoy a frighteningly good time while trick-or-treating in our suites and mingling with other witches, ghouls and goblins. Some other treats will include: Costume contest with fun prizes: Trick-or-treating goodies Local vendors Adoptable dogs Haunted photobooth Wag swag and prizes ...and more! Don't dare miss out on this…
  • Saturday, Oct. 25th, Howl-o-Ween Dog Costume Contest @ Pet Food Express Los Gatos!

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

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

    22 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
     Zeke was rescued from a Santa Clara County shelter on 10/20/14. Zeke was very scared at the shelter, hiding in the corner of his kennel and afraid to be touched. Even out of his kennel he remained unsure and frightened. As he began to relax and begin to feel safe, he would then lift his paw, signaling that he wanted to be picked up. Zeke unfortunately shows signs of abuse. He cowers at sudden movements, rolls on his back when hearing loud voices, and tries to run and hide. Zeke appears to feel safer around dogs, yet he still looks to be comforted. Despite his fearful demeanor, he shows…
  • Woofstock 2014 On Oct. 19, 2014@ The Mountain Winery!

    18 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
      Thank you for coming to Woofstock 2014! Wow! Check out the beautiful photos from MrHoni Photography!!!! Online photo gallery from our Woofstock 2014 is ready for your viewing pleasure! Visit their website's Woofstock page or www.mrhoni-photography.com and click on Woofstock, which is near the top of the page under Special Events Galleries. Prints can be purchased from MrHoni Photography and all profits will be donated to Furry Friends Rescue. Photos can be downloaded for sharing on social media, emailed to friends and family, saved on your phone/tablet. Woofstock Oct. 19, 2014 11:00am…
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    The Pet Psychic

  • Animal Place On Pet Psychic Radio 10-23-14

    Laura Stinchfield
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:48 am
    Click On The Arrow Below To Listen To The Show: Check Out Pets Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with The Pet Psychic on BlogTalkRadio Kim Sturla and Chicken Chunck are our guests on Pet Psychic Radio today! Chunck is a 3 year old white leghorn chicken. Chunck was rescued from a large battery cage egg farm one year ago. She lived in a cage her entire life so small that she could not stretch her wings. She was debeaked when just a few days old as all hens are who are raised for their eggs. Today on Pet Psychic Radio we will hear what she has to say.   Animal Place: Website…
  • Cuddles

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

    Laura Stinchfield
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:05 am
    My cat Serafina says, “Look at the stars. People forget they are out there. I also want to tell people when you look at the stars breathe and remember how your ideas expand out into the universe. It may not always feel like it but something is listening and things are changing in your life every time you put an idea out there. This is good to remember if you want things to work out in your favor or if you want your friends and family to be well. I like to breathe loving adventurous thoughts out into the universe.” The post Serafina appeared first on The Pet Psychic.
  • Lost Cats – Pet Psychic Radio 10-09-14

    Laura Stinchfield
    8 Oct 2014 | 6:43 pm
    Kim Freeman and Henry of Lost Cat Finders Pet Detective   PODCAST: PET PSYCHIC RADIO (9-Oct-2014) Click On Arrow Listen To Today’s Pet Psychic Radio Podcast! Check Out Pets Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with The Pet Psychic on BlogTalkRadio @ 02:30 – Makia’s WoW, “When you feel sick, take care of yourself …” @ 04:46 – golden retriever Bodie*, had to put him to sleep. @ 18:00 – guest Kim Freeman & cat Henry, Lost Cat Finders Pet Detective and www.facebook.com/LostCatFindersPetDetective @ 32:26 – Laura & Ai, why Laura does not…
  • Stormy

    Laura Stinchfield
    5 Oct 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Here is Stormy’s Words of Wisdom (Pet Psychic Radio 2-Oct-2014): “Everybody should pick a passion, and everybody should fight for something. It is important that you share your love for others, and that you help others. I’m good at helping others just by looking cute.” The post Stormy appeared first on The Pet Psychic.
 
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    4 The Love of Animals

  • Pet Halloween costumes from EntirelyPets

    Aimee
    13 Oct 2014 | 6:34 pm
    If you love Halloween, chances are you like to include your pets in the fun! Luckily there are a lot of great costume options for pets at EntirelyPets. We had a lot of fun picking out some costumes for our review, as you can see below, there are some REALLY cute options! Quick note, although Baby loves wearing clothing, she hates wearing things on her head. This bee costume is the cutest thing ever. The dress is adorable, easy to put on, and the costume comes with cute little antennas too. The dress has Velcro in the front (the belly part of the dog) so it doesn’t have to go over the…
  • War Dogs

    Aimee
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:21 am
    War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love is an amazing book about truly amazing dogs. We often hear about dogs serving together with our military, but seldom do we get to hear their stories. In War Dogs, we get to learn more about the furry fighters, those they serve with, and so much more. I loved learning about how dogs first came to be soldiers. It was also interesting to see the photos and read accounts about dog heroes. And yes, there are some sad parts as well, as with people, some heroes pay the ultimate price. A great read, truly so interesting. I’m looking forward…
  • Pets Aplenty Blog Tour

    Aimee
    10 Oct 2014 | 8:08 am
    Pets Aplenty is a humorous book written by Malcolm Welshman, a retired vet who has worked at London Zoo, in a small animal hospital, and as a consultant dealing with exotics. He has written for newspapers such as The Sunday Times and The Daily Mail and national magazines including The Lady, Yours, Cat World and Dogs Today and was the My Weekly vet for fifteen years. He is a BBC Radio panelist and a guest speaker worldwide on cruise ships. This is actually the third book in his vet series. I haven’t read the first two books, but it didn’t effect the enjoyment of reading this story…
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    Dancing Dog Blog

  • Dog Laws & Sentience: A Scientist’s Epiphany

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

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

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

    Mary Haight
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:01 pm
    Pet Food 2.0 (9/23-24, Chicago) showcases advances in science-based nutritional ingredients, packaging, and distribution in a marketplace that has not experienced such change since the early days of the industry, according to John Siefert, CEO, VIRGO Publishing, the company responsible for this event. This disruption requires “a new standard for an evolved industry” supporting innovation that moves the global market forward, and so the launch of Pet Food 2.0. The conference promotes the “what’s next?” in pet food rather than simply what’s happening now, …
  • Net Neutrality: Bark To FCC For Internet By & For The People By 9/15

    Mary Haight
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:29 pm
    The need for net neutrality is all about open access to speed on the internet. The Internet has operated on this basis since inception: all sites load at the same speed. Cable and telecom companies want to set up toll booths, as in “nice website you have there, too bad no one will see it, unless you pay-to-play.” If cable and telecom companies get their way, say goodbye to any site that can’t pay, non-profits, educators, artists, innovators will all suffer…it will crush start-ups. The internet will be controlled by corporate internet service providers able to block…
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    The Dog Blog

  • My Dog, The Adrenalin Junkie

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

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

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

    Rachel Friedman
    27 Jun 2014 | 6:24 am
    Take one unruly, strong willed English Bulldog, fit him with a Har-Vest, sprinkle in some small but savory treats, guide with clicker training and a dash or two of The Six Pillars of Dog Training Wisdom and *poof*, within a few hours we have a focused, eager to please, easy to train and cooperative (not to mentioned adorable) English Bulldog, despite efforts of his “brother” to distract him! (see video) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1r-okrWj4o&feature=youtu.be The day after this session, owner reported success in taking Mack to her son’s baseball game and having him be well…
  • Muttamorphosis Dog-Stars of the Big Screen!

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

  • How This One Book Can Change The Course Of Your Pet Business

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

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

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

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

    Joshua Cary
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:28 am
    It’s absolutely incredible how powerful the phones we carry around with us truly are. The humorous part is that I bet using your phone as an actual phone is one of the least things you do with it! Your phone is your lifeline, right? It gives you one-click access to your to-do list, music, notebook, contacts, pictures, and immediate access to your social networks, and more. As a pet business owner, you can practically manage your entire business from your phone. Today’s post is going to show you how easy and valuable it is to shoot video from your phone, and make it work for your…
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    DogTipper

  • Miranda Lambert Helps Pets with Cause for the Paws 7

    Grace Sydney
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Miranda Lambert has been nominated for nine CMA Awards, and while only time will tell who will take home coveted crystal trophies when the accolades are presented on November 5th, the country music... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
  • Modern Family Star Sarah Hyland Helps ASPCA

    Grace Sydney
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:51 am
    Modern Family star Sarah Hyland recently celebrated the launch of a campaign which is helping shelter pets who have just found their forever families embark on a clean start in their new home.... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
  • Countdown for #TreatRight Twitter Party!

    Paris Permenter
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    The countdown is on for for Merrick Pet Care‘s #TreatRight Twitter Party! On Sunday night from 8-9pm ET, Merrick Pet Care will be giving out over $750 in prizes, all to celebrate the fact that... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
  • Detroit-Area Halloween Event Features Pet Oxygen Mask Donation

    Paris Permenter
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:20 pm
    Downtown Mount Clemens, Michigan – Are you looking for a fun celebration for every member of your family this Halloween? The Mount Clemens Downtown Development Authority presents the 7th Annual... [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, photos, videos, giveaways, and more! ]]
  • Fido’s Freebie Friday Prepares for #TreatRight Party

    Paris Permenter
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The countdown is on for Sunday night’s #TreatRight Twitter party from 8-9pm ET! We’re so excited about the $750+ in Merrick USA-made treats we’ll be handing out that night along... [[ 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]

  • Stress in House Cats

    Mamairis
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:46 pm
    Mamairis: One definition of stress, found in Webster's Dictionary is, "a physical, chemical or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension and may be a factor in disease causation." Stress is a response to a stimulus such as fear and interferes with a body's equilibrium. Outdoor cats come face to face with many stressful situations and respond to them quickly. But indoor cats can be stressed as well, especially when they are not sure where the threat originates. A cat's immediate response to a threat is entering the "fight or flight" mode. The cat's fur and tail…
  • Can Ebola Affect Our Pets

    Mamairis
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:35 am
    Mamairis: With all the news and views of the Ebola epidemic and the euthanization of a pet dog in Spain whose owner contracted the disease, does it affect our pets? Ebola is one of a group of viral, hemorrhagic diseases that originated in West Africa. It is zoonotic, that is it can be transmitted from animals to humans. There are a number of animals affected by the disease including the primate family. Birds and the African Fruit Bat are said to be carriers. So far, as is known, Ebola is spread in humans through contact with infected body fluids and consuming contaminated meat, affecting…
  • Diagnosing Gastrointestinal Disease in Pets

    Mamairis
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:37 am
    Mamairis: There are no quick ways to diagnose gastrointestinal disease in pets. Many diseases and conditions show similar symptoms and have to be ruled out. Signs of GI problems as well as other conditions can be diarrhea, vomiting, inappetance, weight loss, dehydration. Your veterinarian will begin the examination by taking a complete history of your pet followed by a thorough physical. The vet will have a number of questions for you such as how long your pet has shown symptoms of a problem, what the symptoms are and their severity. Your vet will continue with a number of tests including…
  • Matching People and Service Dogs

    Mamairis
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:14 am
    Mamairis: Besides giving us their unconditional love and loyalty, dogs serve us in so many ways. There are trained service and therapy dogs to aid the sight-impaired, hearing dogs, dogs to aid people who have psycological or emotional needs such as PTSD, dogs who are trained to alert people before seizures occur, dogs who can sniff out cancer, diabetes dogs and on and on. The list is endless. These dogs are matched with people very carefully to make sure they are up tot the tasks required of them and both parties are a good fit in terms of temperament as well. Some service dogs are sent to…
  • Prostatic Hyperplasia in Male Dogs

    Mamairis
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:13 am
    Mamairis: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) occurs when the prostate gland enlarges (hyperplasia). The prostate surrounds the eurethra and neck of the male dog's bladder. It is called an accessory sex gland meaning that while it does not produce sperm, it plays and important part in breeding. Prostate fluid helps nourish sperm cells, has antibacterial properties that protect sperm and decrease chances of infection in the female and aids in propelling sperm to travel to the ovaries. Signs of an enlarged prostate can be painful defecation as the gland pushes against the rectum. If the prostate…
 
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    Webvet's recent articles

  • Dr. Sylvia Burg Salk '46 Salutes the Students Involved in Women's Leadership

    7 Oct 2014 | 8:45 pm
    By Donald F. Smith, Cornell UniversityPosted October 7, 2014I recently received a hand-written, two-page letter from a veterinarian who graduated from Cornell in 1946.  It was my first communication from Dr. Sylvia Burg Salk since she returned to...
  • An Unexpected Encounter with a Mentor

    30 Sep 2014 | 2:45 am
    By Donald F. SmithPosted Sept 30, 2014In a previous blog, I described how the art form and interpretation of the Bach fugue by 20th century pianist, Glenn Gould, shaped the fluency of my operative technique during my early career a large animal...
  • Tale of Two Cab Drivers

    10 Aug 2014 | 11:45 am
    Donald F. Smith, Cornell University.Posted August 10, 2014I often talk to taxi drivers and last Friday was no exception. A stately 50-something Indian man with a neatly-trimmed greying beard picked me up at LGA and took me to a hotel in midtown for...
  • Denver's AVMA Conventions: 2003 and 2014

    10 Aug 2014 | 6:45 am
    Donald F. Smith, Cornell UniversityPosted Aug 10, 2014As I was flying home from the Denver AVMA convention last month, my mind returned to the 2003 meeting, also held in the Mile-High City.  About the only thing that seemed the same was the long...
  • Encouraging Signs for Women's Leadership in the AVMA House of Delegates in 2014

    9 Aug 2014 | 10:45 am
    By Donald F. Smith, Cornell University, and Julie Kumble, Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts
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    Take Paws

  • Friday Pet Photo Challenge

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

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

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

    Amy Burkert
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:10 pm
    This is a spectacular time of the year, when Mother Nature sets off her fireworks and lights up the hills and valleys with color. It’s the perfect excuse to pack the car, buckle up the pooch, and head out on a dog friendly road trip! All across the country, the opportunities for leaf-peeping abound, and we’ve pulled together our top 10 picks for pet friendly fall foliage destinations. Of course, it’s also fun to get out there and discover your own! Aspen, Colorado Named for a tree, you can bet the city of Aspen won’t disappoint when it comes to fall foliage. In late…
  • Catching Our Breath

    Amy Burkert
    13 Oct 2014 | 11:50 am
    We’ve reached the Pacific Ocean! And this feels like a good place to catch our breath. It doesn’t seem very long ago that we were in Myrtle Beach … all the way over on the Atlantic Ocean … visiting friends and catching up with family. That was back in April, and we’ve been slowly making our way westward ever since. I say “slowly,” but as full-time RVers go, we tend to move around more than most. We’ve already logged 7,300 miles this year, and we still have three and a half months before we pull into Austin, Texas for our annual winter hiatus.
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    Pawcurious: With Pet Lifestyle Expert and Veterinarian Dr. V.

  • I do not have Ebola (I think)

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

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

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

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

    Dr. V
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:57 pm
    This has been an almost unbearably terrible week for those in the veterinary profession, and those who love animals. First the awful news that Dr. Sophia Yin had passed away, and then not one day later, we learned of the passing of another tremendous voice and educator, Dr. Lorie Huston. Like many of you I considered Dr. Huston a friend. She was extremely well regarded for her work online as the Voice of Pet Care with the Pet Healthcare Gazette, her many contributions to various publications, and most recently her position as president of the Cat Writer’s Association. But I think even…
 
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    PetRelocation.com Blog

  • Here's an Example of a Classic Puppy Scam

    Pet Travel Questions
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Name: Eevon Number of Pets: 1 Pet Type: Dog Pet Breed: Chow Chow From: Thailand To: Malaysia Hi, Recently I come across a website/forum. I met someone who's willing to give up a 2-month-old baby Chow Chow for adoption for only RM750. He is kind enough to ship the puppy from BKK to KL. I was thinking it is too good to be true, so I just want to check with you: how much is the cost to ship a Chow Chow to Malaysia? Just want to check if this is genuine. Eevon     Hi Eevon, Don't do it -- this is a scam. The scenario you've described above has all the classic warning signs…
  • Pet News Round-Up: The Costs of Pet Ownership (and the Rewards)

    Caitlin Moore
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:45 am
    Read about the hero Secret Service dogs who helped keep an intruder out of the White House. Berkeley considers making pet-friendly housing the norm. Fancy dogs go to Whistler for vacation. The importance of pets to homeless youth. Alaska Air Cargo's snub-nosed breed restrictions. What is the cost of owning a pet? Learn what it takes to plan an international pet relocation.     Happy Friday!  
  • Waiting until a Kitten Is Old Enough to Travel

    Pet Travel Questions
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Name: Julie Number of Pets: 1 Pet Type: Cat Pet Breed: Mixed From: Philippines To: Thailand Hi PetRelocation, Recently I rescued a baby kitten and would like to raise it. The problem is that I found her in the Philippines the day before returning home to Thailand. A friend is looking after her for now, but it's quite a burden, and I would like to relieve her of the task. I am not sure how realistic my dream is of having the kitten, but my main question is in regards to the quarantine regulations. The kitten is too young to be vaccinated, according to what I've researched. So, can I…
  • Incredible Experiences: Mason the Aussie's Move from USA to Singapore

    PetRelocation.com Customer
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Name: Estella Pet's Name: Mason From: Michigan, USA To: Singapore   My husband and I had to relocate from Michigan to Singapore. We acquired Mason, our 2-year-old male neutered Australian Shepherd during our time in Michigan. He is family and leaving him behind was never an option. I looked into other pet transportation companies before I found PetRelocation. Being a Vet myself, I was very particular about his safety and well being. I was concerned about his long 10-12 hour flight in cargo. Afraid he could be accidentally misplaced during his transits at busy international airports.
  • Breed Restriction Update from Alaska Air Cargo

    Pet Travel Questions
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    We often receive questions about breed restrictions for various airlines, so we thought we'd pass this update along about Alaska Air Cargo's PetStreak program. According to their website, Alaska Air Cargo has restricted future bookings of snub-nosed dogs and cats while they conduct a safety review of possible acceptance policies. For now, the following breeds cannot fly via Alaska Air Cargo: Cats: Burmese, Exotic, Himalayan, Persian Dogs: American Pit Bull, American Staffordshire, Boston Terrier, Brussels Griffin, Bull Mastiff, Bull Terrier, Chow Chow, Dutch Pug, English Bulldog,…
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    Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews

  • healthy homemade dog food recipes | homemade dog food | homemade dog food recipes for small dogs

    naturaldogfoodseo
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:28 am
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BRZZSQS – homemade dog food 10 tips for making homemade dog food tip 1 – Make sure you chop or grind the vegetables up really wel… Video Rating: 5 / 5 healthy homemade dog food recipes | homemade dog food | homemade dog food recipes for small dogs is a post from: Dog Natural Food ...healthy homemade dog food recipes | homemade dog food | homemade dog food recipes for small dogs is a post from: Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews See also a free dog food cook book - Recipes For Dog Food Sponsored by this money making blog Natural Dog Food…
  • Dog Food Kitchen DVD #1- Healthy Cooking for Dogs- Ice Treats for Dogs

    naturaldogfoodseo
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:28 pm
    The DOG FOOD KITCHEN films are all about preparing easy treats and healthy nutrition for dogs! DVD Volume 1 “Healthy cooking for dogs” shows you fun and easy… what’s really going on in the pet food industry!!!! Dog Food Kitchen DVD #1- Healthy Cooking for Dogs- Ice Treats for Dogs is a post from: Dog ...Dog Food Kitchen DVD #1- Healthy Cooking for Dogs- Ice Treats for Dogs is a post from: Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews See also a free dog food cook book - Recipes For Dog Food Sponsored by this money making blog Natural Dog Food - Related posts: Slow Cooking Homemade Dog…
  • RAW Basics – RAW Dog Food (duck neck)

    naturaldogfoodseo
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:27 pm
    Another victim of inconspicuously placed food under our booth at the Meadowlands Pet Expo. She’s never had a RAW meal, but ate this duck neck like a champ to… Video Rating: 5 / 5 RAW Basics – RAW Dog Food (duck neck) is a post from: Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews See also ...RAW Basics – RAW Dog Food (duck neck) is a post from: Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews See also a free dog food cook book - Recipes For Dog Food Sponsored by this money making blog Natural Dog Food - Related posts: RAW Basics – Raw Dog Food (chicken feet) Chicken or Duck: Raw Food the…
  • Healthy Homemade Dog Food — Caru Pet Food | Natural Stews & Treats for Pets

    naturaldogfoodseo
    11 Oct 2014 | 7:28 pm
    “As you can see, Cushla can’t wait to have her Caru Pet Food when it’s meal time! And she makes sure there is not one speck left behind!! It’s so nice to giv… Video Rating: 5 / 5 Healthy Homemade Dog Food — Caru Pet Food | Natural Stews & Treats for Pets is a ...Healthy Homemade Dog Food — Caru Pet Food | Natural Stews & Treats for Pets is a post from: Dog Natural Food - Tips and Reviews See also a free dog food cook book - Recipes For Dog Food Sponsored by this money making blog Natural Dog Food - Related posts: Dog Food Review —…
  • How to make money fastly 2014 and Why Teespring?

    naturaldogfoodseo
    9 Oct 2014 | 3:53 am
    How to make money fastly 2014 and Why Teespring?   Are you a bored home worker or SEO Expert? Are you still a student looking for a part time job or manager?… We bring you some great ideas about the easiest way to make money online fastly – Secrets of success. If you have never ...How to make money fastly 2014 and Why Teespring? 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: PhimNe.Com Free HD Movies, Online Video Quality Healthy Pets Using Pet…
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    Pets Teach Us So Much Blog™

  • Moving with Your Dog

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

    Vickie Fisher
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:16 am
    Vickie Fisher, President of The International Cat Association, posted a great quiz last month about long hair cat breeds.  Now it’s time to test your knowledge with the short hair breeds!  Click the link below to take the quiz…it’s really fun! https://www.qzzr.co/quiz/guess-the-breeds/share Chausie (photo: Starlight Photography)  
  • Popular Pet Radio Show, Pets Teach Us So Much, 144 with Robbin and Joseph Everett

    Lookie Lou &#38; The TPPC.tv Crew
    13 Oct 2014 | 9:40 am
    Popular pet radio show, Pets Teach Us So Much, 144 with Robbin and Joseph Everett will air on October 23 at 6:00 PM EST with Australian Rock Goddess, Leanne Kingwell! Go to http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tppctv to join us live or download through iTunes, Stitcher or our site! Leanne Kingwell About: Leanne Kingwell is an Australian rock goddess, who has recently released her second solo album to rave reviews. But her life isn’t all about music. She volunteers and donates proceeds for her album to the GUNYAH Animal Sanctuary in Australia, and has branched into the US with her newest…
  • Meow Monday, Tuna Tuesday CatLadyLand Cat-Toon, Devious Cats

    Angie Bailey
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:35 am
    Cat-Toon by Angie Bailey We love Angie! Angie Bailey is an award-winning writer, blogger, humorist, and professional member of the Cat Writers’ Association. She’s the author ofwhiskerslist: the kitty classifieds and Catladyland, which won the Best Humor Blog in the 2013 BlogPaws Nose-to-Nose Pet Blogging & Social Media Awards and Funniest Pet Blog in the 2011 Petties Awards. She is a regular columnist for Catster.com, the creator of Texts from Mittens, and half of the comedy web series production team of 82 South St. Productions, LLC.
  • Halloween Costumes for Dogs and More

    Lookie Lou &#38; The TPPC.tv Crew
    8 Oct 2014 | 9:13 am
    BOO!!! Thriller? Monster Mash? Ghostbusters? Wherever your musical tastes take you, October is here and we hope it’s all treats with no tricks this Halloween! Super Girl! Or Super GRRRRR! I’m loving Target right now and take a look at the DC Comics Super Heroes who will be protecting us this Halloween, available at Target online. Batman and Supergirl. Batman…er…Batdog? I Hear they’re dating! On a serious note, there are no treats for animals who are abandoned or abused. October is Adopt-a-Shelter Dog Month and as someone who has adopted 3 shelter dogs, I can tell…
 
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    FIDO Friendly

  • Pet Talk - Halloween Chocolate and FIDO - A Scary Combination

    susan@fidofriendly.com
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:35 am
    Important information to remember this time of year as shared by our friends at Pet Talk.   The Halloween season brings with it much amusement and excitement, and one anticipated tradition is the variety of chocolate you have an excuse to enjoy. While all of these Halloween treats may only bring your children a sugar rush and a tummy ache, it can do much more serious damage to your pets.
  • Wag Lifetime Joint Care For FIDO

    susan@fidofriendly.com
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:03 pm
    FIDO loves to run and play and we love that Wag is an all natural way to help keep us healthy and happy and active! Our dogs are extensions of our family, our personalities, and our lifestyles. 20% of dogs show signs of canine arthritis by the age of one. Wag is the only joint health supplement that protects your dog’s joints, bones, ligaments and tendons. It is clinically proven to be 5X more...
  • Teaching FIDO New Tricks—Choosing a Dog Trainer

    susan@fidofriendly.com
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:10 pm
    FIDO’s friends atTexas A&M University PET TALK shared these great tips and we just had to share them with you too! Choosing a good dog trainer is much like finding the right teacher for your child. Assertive but caring, attentive and knowledgeable—there are many important qualities to keep an eye out for when making this crucial decision. In order to choose one wisely, it is advised that dog...
  • Pumpkins, Pups and Petcurean

    susan@fidofriendly.com
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:21 pm
    It’s that time of the year again.  The leaves are falling, the weather is crisp and cool, and taking FIDO to the park is a treat for everyone.  FIDO doesn’t even mind that doggy sweater you love to put us in!    Fall also brings the juicy scent of apple cider and the warm richness of pumpkin into the air.  While pet parents are busy carving scary creations, and filling the kitchen with the yummy...
  • Timeless

    susan@fidofriendly.com
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:43 pm
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    Dog Jaunt

  • Reader’s report: Bicycle customized for three (and ideas for motorbike carriers)

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

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

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

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

    Mary-Alice
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    One of my favorite Facebook friends is an artist I knew long before she picked up a brush. Baret Boisson began painting as an adult, and she’s entirely self-taught. Her work is enchanting, but I also love the delightful, intelligent essays she posts on her Facebook page about objects she’s collected or encountered, or images that spark her interest (including, most recently, photos of what turn-of-the-century ladies wore hiking — way, way too much; and a couple of the Cottingley Fairies photos — all the buzz in the late 1910’s). Baret and her pup Blueberry spent the…
 
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    Miniature Schnauzer Blog

  • My Dearest baby Coco

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

    17 Oct 2014 | 2:30 pm
    My miniature schnauzer is extremely kind, loving, obedient and well mannered dog around other people and kids. He and I went to obedience school and
  • Dog Beds, How to Make a Bed for Your Dog

    14 Oct 2014 | 8:05 am
    Dog beds you can make at home plus dog craft projects. How to make a bed for your dog, snuggle sack, and dog pillows. Plus cleaning tips
  • Thanksgiving Safety for Dogs

    12 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Thanksgiving hazards and Top 10 holiday pet safety tips. Bad foods for dogs, Schnauzer pancreatitis, Poisonous holiday plants, Holiday pet dangers
  • Our little Ginger

    4 Oct 2014 | 3:52 am
    Full of life & center of attention, our little Ginger Last October, we've experienced a sudden death of our little Suzy (miniature schnauzer) & the loss
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    Cleo's Blog | My Senior Rescue Dog Life

  • Remembering Cleo: Requiem for a Grouchy Puppy

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

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

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

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

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

  • Get Your Copy Now! "Top Dog: The Story of Marine Hero"

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

    Sharon
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:14 am
    This chihuahua dressed as Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is priceless, down to her lace collar.   Thank you John Oliver for all of the dogs representing a canine SCOTUS. If you admire Justice Ginsburg like I do, check out this amazing Tumblr.
  • Oct 30-Nov 2 Join the SF/SPCA Wizard of Oz-themed Halloween Adopt-A-Thon

    Sharon
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Tricks and treats will be bountiful at the San Francisco SPCA’s Wizard of Oz-themed Halloween celebration, October 30th - November 2nd. The Adopt-A-Thon weekend kicks off with a cocktail party on Thursday night at the SF SPCA's Mission Campus.  The theme, “There’s No Place Like Home,” inspires guests to help animals in need find their way into loving homes. Also at the SF SPCA's Mission Campus, Saturday will feature a pan-denominational blessing of the animals. Last but not least, adoption fees will be waived for all adult animals (6+ months) for the entire Halloween…
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    BorderWars

  • Dogs Defined by Disease

    Christopher
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:49 pm
    A sample of dog breeds that are defined by disease. The unending human fascination with novelty is seemingly unhindered by ethics all over the dog breeding world.  Not only are there countless examples of breeders and leaders turning a blind eye toward inbred disease, out-dated appreciation of population structure and genetics and under-appreciative of health and longevity, there are more than a few dog breeds which are built around disease as their defining trait.  There’s no easy fix for these dog breeds because they are defined by dysfunction and to fix them and bring them to…
  • Dog Days of Summer

    Christopher
    8 Aug 2014 | 5:57 am
    The “dog days” are the stretch of time in midsummer when the combined heat and humidity make the afternoons unbearable and send humans and dogs alike seeking shelter in cool shade or the forgetfulness of a sultry siesta. The dog days gestalt is an ancient concept in Western culture dating back at least to the Iliad, the oldest work of Western literature (~800 BC).  Homer uses an allusion to the dog star Sirius no less than three times to describe the sun’s rays off brilliant bronze armor, evoking not only the brightest star but also the concomitant ill fortune and death…
  • The US Gov’t sucks at Bio-Containment

    Christopher
    5 Aug 2014 | 1:54 am
    Questioning the decision to bring two live, infected, and contagious US citizens home for treatment of their Ebola is not simply fear mongering or hysteria: there is a perfectly rational risk-averse calculation that can be made without raising one’s blood pressure and calling down the end of the world. In fact, a simple review of the documented risk of accidental infection by medical professionals and even highly secure government bio-hazard facilities should leave one with ample reason to remain skeptical of the decision to treat these people on American soil. Hint: we’ve already…
  • Ebola Coming to America? No Thanks!

    Christopher
    3 Aug 2014 | 10:29 pm
    It’s like a cute [&] ampersand that will make your insides leak out of your orifices. For the first time in history a live human with infectious Ebola virus has set foot on American soil, and another one is on her way here.  While there is some alarmist thinking surrounding the event, I fall firmly on the side of OH HELZ NO when it comes to importing the virus for the sake of treating the two infected charity workers who were somehow exposed at about the same time while treating Ebola victims in Africa. Why? Because despite the minute chance of an accident or release of the virus…
  • Why Border Collies? Transcript and Gallery

    Christopher
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:11 am
    The following is an image gallery and transcript of Episode 001 of the WarHorn which you can listen to with the embedded player on this post: The WarHorn Podcast: Why Border Collies? GALLERY: TRANSCRIPT: Greetings, I’m Christopher Landauer, the author behind Border-Wars and in this inaugural edition of the War Horn, a new podcast to accompany the articles published on border-wars.com,  I’d like to answer the question: “Why Border Collies?” to give you insight in to how I got in to the breed and why I’m so passionate about them. In up coming editions of the War…
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    VPI Hambone Award

  • VPI Reveals Top 10 Halloween Pet Names

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

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

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

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

    Ryan
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:31 pm
    UPDATE: The winner of the 2014 VPI Hambone Award will be announced on Tuesday Oct. 7th. After reviewing more than one million pet insurance claims received over the past year, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI) has nominated 12 worthy candidates for the 2014 VPI Hambone Award. Each year VPI, the nation’s first and largest provider of pet health insurance, and member of the Nationwide Insurance family of companies, searches through its database of more than 500,000 insured pets to honor the most “Unusual Claim of the Year.” The winner will be decided by a public vote Sept. 16 – 30…
 
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  • Maddie's Fund surpasses expectations with record number of adoptions in two day event

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

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

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

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

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

    MinervaW
    25 Oct 2014 | 1:24 am
    Most dog owners need to spend a lot of time reinforcing positive behaviors in their dog and getting rid of bad behaviors such as chewing or barking. The following tips will help you to train your dog to be well mannered. Feed your dog a healthy diet. A dog with an unhealthy diet may manifest several symptoms, including sluggishness and poor behavior. Without proper nutrition, your dog can suffer bothRelated Posts:Training Your Dog Can Be Easy With These Great Tips!Training For Dogs, The Best Tips From The Best TrainersTop Tips For Having A Well Behaved DogTrick That Dog Into Obedience With…
  • Night Light Canine Collar

    Alex
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:42 pm
    The whole time dog's safety is a huge issue to the owner. Every owner treated their animal as a house member and don't desire anything dangerous to them. Present day's, quantities of fantastic suggests are now survive BohoPet. BohoPet has a large stock of luxury leather animal collars & luxury LED animal collars. Beyond the circumstance, these collars make a contemporary want to your puppy. Between dog and owner, strollingRelated Posts:Cost effective Bright LED Pet dog CollarSee Which Leather Collar Is Certainly Most Nice Using The See Which Leather Collar Is Most Decent…
  • Try These Canine Training Tips For Maximum Success

    MinervaW
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Do not treat your dog as overly intelligent, as they lack the ability to think like a human does. Making this assumption when training your dog results in disappointment and even disaster. This article will teach you how to effectively communicate with your dog. When correcting your dog verbally, use sharp, short, concise commands. There’s no point in ranting at your dog. Just say no, then let them know whatRelated Posts:Working With Your Dog To Change Their BehaviorTips On How To Successfully Train Your DogHave Fido Acting His Best With These Canine Training IdeasLearn The Best Tips…
  • Train Any Dog With These Great Hints

    MinervaW
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:30 pm
    A lot of people who have pets find that they love them as much as some family members! But getting a brand new puppy is a great deal of work. Training your puppy takes a lot of time. The article below contains tips you can use to help you train your dog. Your training sessions must be long enough for your dog to learn the desired behavior but no soRelated Posts:Tried And True Techniques On Dog TrainingCheck Out These Expert Dog Training Tips!Simple Ways To Help Train Your DogEasy Methods To Help Train Your DogLearn How To Train Your Dog From The Pros
  • Roll Over! Tips For Training Your Dog

    MinervaW
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:16 pm
    Well trained dogs equate to well behaved loving dogs. Dogs that behave well are a pleasure and will fill your days with brightness. If you want to have a great companion in your dog, you should keep reading this article. Establish a calm environment when you enter a room that your dog is in. Play time is beneficial to your dog, however, you need to teach your dog to beRelated Posts:Training A Dog To Listen To Commands Can Be EasyGet Your Pooch Under Control With These Simple TipsTeach Your Dog Commands Easy And EffectivelyDo You Want Your Dog To Have The Best Training?Dogs Are Eager To…
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  • Wiener Wonderland Closed for Boarding

    Tamar Love Grande
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:47 pm
    A new house for me means that I’m no longer able to board wiener dogs. However, I’m happy to provide dog walking and pet sitting services within a 10 mile radius of 91343. If you’re interested in finding out more, please email me at tamar@wienerwonderland.com.
  • Meet Baby Girl!

    Tamar Love Grande
    24 Aug 2013 | 5:51 am
    She isn’t available for adoption yet, so this short video is  a SNEAK PREVIEW of the most adorable dog I have ever met, my new foster, Baby Girl. Keep in mind that I have been working with dogs for 10 years, and in that time I’ve seen thousands of adorable dogs, and yes, she is the MOST adorable. This is not hyperbole: This is Baby Girl and Hanz Playing.
  • Service Dogs for the Mentally Ill or Disabled

    Tamar Love Grande
    15 Nov 2012 | 2:46 pm
    Most people are familiar with service dogs, particularly with guide dogs for the blind, but did you know these “helper dogs” can assist with mental and physiological problems? For example, service dogs can help detect when their people are about to have a seizure. They can act as hearing dogs for the deaf. And they can provide comfort and support for people with crippling mental illness. Having an “invisible” disability – as opposed to something you can see, like mobility issues, blindness, deafness, etc. – is extremely difficult and challenging. Examples of invisible disabilities…
  • NEW! All-Breed Dog Walking

    Tamar Love Grande
    2 Nov 2012 | 2:53 pm
    Dog Walking NEW! If you work long hours or are physically unable to take your dog for a walk, please consider our dog-walking service. All dogs are welcome, even giant breeds. For only $15 ($5 for each additional pup), we’ll walk your dog for 20 to 30 minutes, depending on our clients’ and their dogs’ needs. We’ll take your dog(s) on a real walk, not merely a trip to the dog park. If you only need a midday visit for your pup, during which we play with your dog or administer medication, we’ll spend 30 minutes at your home at the same rate. Our service area is…
  • NEW! Behavior Modification

    Tamar Love Grande
    1 Nov 2012 | 8:05 pm
    After only a few days in our care, Linus went from snarling, fighting and biting to cuddling, loving and tolerant of other dogs. We are now offering behavior modification for dachshunds who are rude or undersocialized or have other behavioral problems, like fear aggression, biting, dog aggression and timidity/fearfulness. We can also help with crate training. Although we are not trainers or behaviorists, our years of experience with hundreds of dachshunds have given us unique insight into the breed and its inherent negative behaviors. We have found that just one week at Wiener Wonderland…
 
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  • For Our Canadian Friends

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Kristine Lacoste
    25 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Pets Adviser - The Shiba Inu is the oldest and smallest dog breed from Japan. They are active little dogs who can learn a lot of tricks and are fun to be around.
  • Skin Cancer in Cats and Dogs

    Dr. Pippa Elliott, BVMS, MRCVS
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Pets Adviser - Skin cancer is responsible for a third of all tumors in cats and dogs, but only a third of these are classified as malignant.
  • Halloween Contest: It’s Time to Rank Photos!

    Pets Adviser
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Pets Adviser - We have now opened up photo ranking for our three People's Choice prizes. Have fun!
  • Why Are Exotic Pets So Hard to Treat?

    Dr. Debora Lichtenberg, VMD
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Pets Adviser - If you have an exotic pet, find out where you can get basic care in your area and specialized exotic care in case of emergency.
  • Why Do the Back Legs of a German Shepherd Look Bent?

    Melissa Smith
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Pets Adviser - My German shepherd's back legs looked much different from those of the dogs in the show ring. Here we take a look at the reasons for the difference.
 
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  • Try Group Dog Walks

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

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

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

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

    Clint Cora
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:31 am
    Dogs Experience Maximum Potential One of the things I’m trying to do these days is to make sure that I try my best to let my two Lhasa Apso dogs Chester and Roxie experience as much as possible.  Our pets unfortunately are not with us for very long and for everything they give us, it’s our duty as dedicated dog owners to give back in terms of spending quality time to expose them to as much interesting experiences as possible during the time they are with us. This is something that I failed to do with my first two Lhasa Apsos Pepper and Max.  We basically only went out to…
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  • Birdy Boredom Busters – How to Keep your Parrot Active

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

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

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

    diane
    21 Sep 2014 | 6:28 pm
    So, as a bird owner, you want your pet to have the best of everything, but that can get expensive. Between having to be careful about the ingredients in store bought treats and worrying about what materials the bird toys themselves are made out of, you have a lot of things on your mind when […] The post 5 DIY Bird Foraging Toys appeared first on Blog.birdsupplies.com. Related posts: 4 Cool Foraging Bird Toys for Under $15 Foraging & Enrichment Toys for Parrots How To Make Foraging Bird Toys
  • The Laughing Parrot

    diane
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:17 pm
    Parrots Get Jokes Too! Anyone with a parrot in their life knows that parrots have emotions.  Scientific research shows us that parrots have a limbic system and they experience a full range of emotions.  Combine the limbic system with such a smart brain and you’ve got a recipe for sugar and spice and everything nice. […] The post The Laughing Parrot appeared first on Blog.birdsupplies.com. Related posts: Socializing Your Parrot Into A Social Butterfly Birds Eye View on Parrots Emotions Parrot in Love with the Easter Bunny!
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  • October’s Dog of the Month Overcomes Extreme Shyness

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

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

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

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

    Sherman Oaks
    8 Oct 2014 | 5:17 pm
    Join us this October as we transform into the Doom Room for a fun filled evening where you are invited to eat, drink, and be scary. The scary fun in Sherman Oaks is on Sunday, October 19 from 6pm-8pm. We invite you and your pup to come in your best costume prepared for an evening of fun, including: Photo booth (FREE!) Costume Parade Games Costume Contest (with prizes!!) Harvest Themed refreshments Tricks, Treats, and More!
 
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    The Rottweilers Blog

  • Oct 11, Beamer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    petlover
    20 Feb 2013 | 9:35 am
    Special needs homeless pets often need special help in finding homes. Blind dogs, diabetic cats, senior citizen pets, the pets of homebound humans, three legged pets -- these pets need a special person to take them home. There are many groups and services to help these pets with grants, temporary homes, sanctuaries, short term services, etc.
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  • Get Your Copy Now! "Top Dog: The Story of Marine Hero Lucca"

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

    Sharon
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:14 am
    This chihuahua dressed as Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is priceless, down to her lace collar.   Thank you John Oliver for all of the dogs representing a canine SCOTUS. If you admire Justice Ginsburg like I do, check out this amazing Tumblr.
  • Oct 30-Nov 2 Join the SF/SPCA Wizard of Oz-themed Halloween Adopt-A-Thon

    Sharon
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Tricks and treats will be bountiful at the San Francisco SPCA’s Wizard of Oz-themed Halloween celebration, October 30th - November 2nd. The Adopt-A-Thon weekend kicks off with a cocktail party on Thursday night at the SF SPCA's Mission Campus.  The theme, “There’s No Place Like Home,” inspires guests to help animals in need find their way into loving homes. Also at the SF SPCA's Mission Campus, Saturday will feature a pan-denominational blessing of the animals. Last but not least, adoption fees will be waived for all adult animals (6+ months) for the entire Halloween…
 
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    Trupanion Blog on Pet Health & Care Advice, Tips and Feature Articles

  • Trupanion Reviews – Week of 10/24

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

    Kathryn
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    When my husband Sebastien and I bought a bulldog puppy, we were so grateful that we talked to friends who were also owners that shared with us the high costs of veterinary care required for this breed during their lifetime. We Read More
  • Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Cat ate shoe string

    Stacy
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Bandit the 10-month-old domestic short hair is apparently still enjoying his curious kitten phase, because he recently played with and swallowed a shoe string. This resulted in his first big veterinary visit and overnight stay. Bandit’s veterinarian took radiographs to Read More
  • Trupanion Reviews – Week of 10/17

    Stacy
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Trupanion couldn’t have a more true to mission name! Not only are they helping our traumatized pup, but offering vets in training a rare opportunity to circumvent a leg amputation for perhaps a “pinkie” extraction. How good is that? -Vernyce Read More
  • 2014 Hero Dog Awards

    Meghan
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Trupanion had a wonderful time in Beverly Hills for the fourth annual American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards ceremony. It was an exciting weekend spent appreciating America’s favorite hero dogs who have helped others, improved lives, and influenced many with their stories. Read More
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    Life With Dogs And Puppies Blog

  • Try Group Dog Walks

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

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

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

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

    Clint Cora
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:31 am
    Dogs Experience Maximum Potential One of the things I’m trying to do these days is to make sure that I try my best to let my two Lhasa Apso dogs Chester and Roxie experience as much as possible.  Our pets unfortunately are not with us for very long and for everything they give us, it’s our duty as dedicated dog owners to give back in terms of spending quality time to expose them to as much interesting experiences as possible during the time they are with us. This is something that I failed to do with my first two Lhasa Apsos Pepper and Max.  We basically only went out to…
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  • Happy #PitBulls #PharrelWilliams Style #PitBull Awareness Month | Dog Song Saturday

    24 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Celebrate National Pit Bull Awareness Month with a very special music video for Dog Song Saturday at Talking Dogs.You do not want to miss We are Happy Pit Bulls - Pharrell Willians Style!Created with Milwaukee, WI Pit Bull dogs and their families and produced by Karen Erbach, this music video demonstrates the true nature of Pitbull and pittie type dogs, set to the hit song Happy by Pharrell Williams.Stereotypes are like shadows.Shine a light on them and they disappear. Here's a good one: "Pit Bulls" are vicious dogs.I'm sure you'll appreciate that this video was approved for dog loving…
  • #RainbowBridge Pet Memorial Jewelry on Sale Now @ForLoveofaDog

    23 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Many animal lovers find comfort in the story of the Rainbow Bridge and believe their best friends are waiting there for them.  That's why I create pet memorial jewelry - to celebrate those special relationship.At For Love of a Dog Jewelry you'll find necklaces, bracelets and earrings in themes of the Rainbow Bridge and angels for both cat and dog lovers.Many of these jewelry pieces can be personalized and right now they are all on sale!Shown at the top is a Rainbow Bridge bracelet for a cat lover.  Check out that adorable cat head and dimensional mouse toggle clasp.This pet…
  • October For Love of a Dog Jewelry #Giveaway Personalized #RainbowBridge Bracelet

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    It's time for the October giveaway of a piece of my For Love of a Dog jewelry.  Enter now and you could be the lucky winner of this personalized Rainbow Bridge pet memorial bracelet.  Perfect for dog or cat lovers.The legend of the Rainbow Bridge gives me some comfort when I'm reminiscing about pets I've lost.  I like to think about the big greeting committee that is waiting for me and the reunion we'll have in spirit.The story of the Rainbow Bridge tells of a green meadow located this side of Heaven. According to the story, when a pet dies, it goes to the meadow, having been…
  • The Dog Toy Thief | Wordless Wednesday

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    It's mine!  All mine!Said the girl with the flying earsas she stole Rudy's birthday toy.
  • Gourmet Organic Dog Treats #Giveaway from Paw Street Barkery | #TastyTuesday

    20 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Any day will be a party with pet treats from Paw Street Barkery!  Jeffie, Rudy and Rosie were delighted to be asked to taste tests some very tasty dog treats from this organic pet bakery.  You can try some, too, if you're the lucky winner of a Paw Street Barkery $25 gift certificate!Founded in 2009 with the name The Barkers Dozen, Paw Street Barkery is on a mission to provide homemade organic pet treats. We'd say this Chicopee, Massachusetts company is doing just that.Paw Street Barkery brand organic dog treats use the highest-quality, human-grade organic…
 
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    Dogs Now Puppies for Sale

  • Oprah Winfrey - Teacup Yorkie Puppy in los Angeles

    24 Oct 2014 | 11:12 am
    Breed: Teacup Yorkshire Terrier (Yorkie) Sex: Female AGE: No Color: Steel Blue Markings: Tan Estimated Adult Size: 4.5 - 5 lbs. Hypoallergenic: Yes Registration: CKC - Continental Kennel Club Location: Los Angeles This Beautiful puppy is all up to date on shots dewormings and comes with a one year health guarantee, free vet check and a starter kit including a bag of food, wee-wee pads, a toy and puppy information booklet. Like all the rest of our babies, it is healthy, happy and almost fully potty trained to use the potty pads. The puppy can be sent to any major airport and some smaller…
  • Cane Corso quality pups

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:40 am
    Cane Corso quality pups all shots current all brindle pups boys and girls currently available. Asking price 390.00 contact infocall or text. Serious inquires only Brian. All AKC and ICCF registered. Great temperament. Make your inquires now.call us or text us at 7707566777
  • Quitting business

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    I am selling Gunnie, my 3 year old stud and quitting the business! He is a very good breeder, I have increasing health issues and just don't have the energy to raise anymore puppies. Tail has been docked, he is very gentle and has a wonderful disposition. Call after 4 P.M. or anytime on Saturdays. Will NOT ship. He is registered and comes with papers and breeding rights!
  • Tiny Teacups Breeds!

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

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

  • can dogs eat carrots? our pet doc explains what's up

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

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

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

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

    20 Oct 2014 | 10:11 am
    Will an apple a day keep the veterinarian away? As you enjoy autumn apple picking, cider drinking, and (of course) pies, you may want to know if your dog can get in on the action. Can dogs eat apples? We turned to the experts for an answer.   According to vets, the prognosis is positive. Most dogs can eat apples without doing any damage – in fact, they actually help keep Fido frisky! Apples are high in dietary fiber, which is good for your furry friend’s colon and cholesterol levels. They also contain calcium, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and pectin, which can reduce the risk of…
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    Fidose of Reality

  • 20 Years Of Changes in Dog World

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

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

    Carol Bryant
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:21 pm
    What’s really the big deal about keeping a dog’s teeth clean? I mean, as long as they have treats, hard food, a bone to chew on, and the occasional dental cleaning at the vet, they are fine, right? Absolutely not. It is NEVER too late to start a healthy dog dental health routine. No sermons, no “hey get to it,” here’s your Fi-DOSE of reality for dog dental care with four easy ways to keep dog teeth clean: PROBLEM ONE: My Dog Hates When I Brush His Teeth This is probably the number one reason most dog parents do not have a proper dental care routine in place. Sadly, 80 percent of…
  • Medicine Versus Mom: When Dogs Undergo Surgery

    Carol Bryant
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:11 pm
    Rachel Marie Sheppard, left, and Carol Bryant, right What exactly happens when dogs undergo surgery?  Is my dog okay? Does he miss me? Is he being monitored?  These are the things that run through my mind when I’m trying to fall asleep. Taking your dog to the veterinarian and leaving without him or her is one of the lowest, emptiest feelings a dog parent experiences. If your dog has ever needed surgery, teeth cleaning, or any other type of under-anesthesia procedure, leaving your dog at the veterinarian for a day (or more) will happen to most pet parents at some point. But it plain sucks…
  • Mystery of Bad Cook-Good Dog Solved: #WellyTails

    Carol Bryant
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:22 pm
     Disclosure: This post is sponsored by WellyTails and the BlogPaws Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about WellyTails but Fidose of Reality only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. WellyTails is not responsible for the content of this article. How scared do you get as a pet parent who wants to feed a healthy meal to your dog but with all the recalls, scares, and big, long, difficult-to-pronounce words in dog food, it becomes a bit of a mystery!? The mystery of a bad cook with a good dog has been solved. Read on. You aren’t alone if…
 
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    Woof Woof Mama

  • $100 OFF Big Barker 7″ Pillow Top Orthopedic Dog Bed [Giant for Extra Large Dogs]

    Mama
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:51 am
    Pet parents with extra large fur kids know that it can be a challenge to find a good quality dog bed. The cheap ones aren’t designed to adequately support a really big dog, and they don’t last. The solution is to invest in a high quality bed like this Big Barker 7″ Pillow Top Orthopedic Dog Bed made especially for very large dogs. The Giant size measures 60X48X7 and comes in Brown, Burgundy and Khaki with a removable, washable cover. Specially calibrated for bigger dogs. Available in Large, XL, Giant.  10 year guarantee. Foam will retain 90% of original shape & loft for…
  • Sunday Pet Coupon Preview 10/26: Rachael Ray Nutrish, Fancy Feast + More

    Mama
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:10 am
    Want to know what pet coupons to expect in this Sunday’s newspaper coupon section? Check out our weekly Sunday Pet Coupon Preview to plan ahead, get organized and save money on pet supplies! This week, most papers will have 3 coupon inserts: 1 SmartSource, 1 RedPlum and 1 P&G. Check the list below for your favorite pet brands and if you want more coupons or don’t see what you are looking for, be sure to hit the online coupon database to find free printable coupons for groceries, pet food, cleaning products and more. Sunday Newspaper Pet Coupons 10/26 SmartSource Rachael Ray…
  • Easy Ways To Give Your Dog a Healthy Smile #SmoochUrPooch

    Mama
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:16 pm
    Daisy is known far and wide (or at least around these parts) for her many smiles. My mom likes to say that Daisy is “Personality Plus” because she is so adorably expressive and such a character. Like every dog mom, about a million times a day I just want to stop whatever I’m doing and give that face a big fat smooch! Also like every dog mom out there, I want to make sure to keep her smile healthy (and smoochable) because a dog with a healthy mouth is a healthier dog overall…and nobody like stinky dog breath. In addition to regular tooth brushing with a toothpaste made…
  • Gift Idea: Limited Edition Metallic Copper FURminator DeShedding Tool for Dogs

    Mama
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:49 am
    It might seem silly to get all excited about a deshedding tool for dogs, but this sleek and shiny new limited edition FURminator tool with metallic copper finish certainly caught my eye…especially with some picky dog lovers on my gift list this year! The FURminator has long-been a renowned and coveted grooming tool  thanks to its smart design which makes it super easy to use and extremely effective. It was designed by a groomer for professional results. And in addition to being quite practical, the new limited edition version adds a luxe look and feel, making it perfect to give as…
  • FREE Pet Food Sample: Natural Balance Original Ultra Whole Body Health

    Mama
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:13 am
    Head on over to Facebook and get a FREE sample of Original Ultra Whole Body Health dog food or cat food from Natural Balance! Request your sample pack, then share the link with your fellow pet parents. Hurry, these are only available while supplies last! Visit: http://bit.ly/WBHsample for your free Natural Balance pet food sample. Go HERE to view nutritional info and learn more about Original Ultra Whole Body Health from Natural Balance.
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    BunkBlog

  • Smooches by The Honest Kitchen- Product Review

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

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

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

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

    Admin
    14 Oct 2014 | 4:14 pm
    The dog days of summer are gone. Now we’re back to using humans as pillows. Welcome, fall!   
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    To Dog With Love

  • Get Ready to #TreatRight at Twitter Party 10/26!

    To Dog With Love
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Do you know how to #TreatRight your pups? That's the focus of our Twitter Party this Sunday, Oct. 26 from 8-9 p.m. ET with Merrick Pet Care. We hope you'll join us! Learn what to look for in a safe and healthy dog treat, how to treat responsibly and get the chance to win more than $750 in yummy prizes from Merrick!Rocco's been busy sampling the powerful new line up of all-natural, USA-made dog treats from Merrick  – including biscuits, soft and chewy training treats, dental chews and dog cookies – all grain-free and gluten-free. You'll learn more about these, and have…
  • 8 Great Places to Walk Your Dog in Atlanta

    To Dog With Love
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Rocco takes in the view of the Midtown Atlanta skyline  from Piedmont ParkIt's hard to believe, BarkWorld Expo 2014 is just around the corner!If you're heading to Atlanta next week to attend BarkWorld and you have a little extra time, I've compiled a list of some our favorite in-town walks, perfect for you and your dogs if you are bringing them! These all are within about eight miles from Buckhead and the Westin Hotel. Piedmont Center nature trailThe 1.2-mile Piedmont Center nature trail is closest to the BarkWorld host hotel. It's a hidden gem that meanders behind an office…
  • Fido's Freebie Friday is ready to #TreatRight!

    To Dog With Love
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Rocco is READY to #TreatRight!Welcome to another edition of Fido's Freebie Friday (FFF), the weekly giveaway blog hop for all things pet!It must be Twitter Party season, because this week we're preparing for another Event Barkers event, loaded with terrific prizes and sure to be tons of fun! Rocco's been busy taste testing all his yummy new Merrick treats from their lines of all-natural Kitchen Bites, Jerky Chip Treats, Power Bites and Dental Chews. Your pups can get their chance to win some too just by going to our RSVP post and entering via the giveaway widget.More treats,…
  • Take a Walk, Help a Rescue with ResQwalk Mobile App

    To Dog With Love
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    I was recently introduced to the ResQwalk, a mobile app that allows animals lovers to raise money for rescue groups just by walking… and now I'm addicted to it!I will say, if you're going to have an addiction, this is a good one to have! ResQwalk not only motivates me to get out more often to walk Rocco, it also allows us to raise money for our favorite rescue groups every time we go for a walk. And that is good for our hearts in more ways than one!The app launched this past June for IOS and now it's also available for Android devices.Here's how it worksEach week ResQwalk…
  • Merrick Dog Treats Review: An Occasion to #TreatRight

    To Dog With Love
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:40 am
    In our household, there are LOTS of occasions to give a dog a treat!A reward for good behaviorComing inside when calledPlaying hide and seek with treatsLearning a new trickRelaxing after a vigorous hike, or during a hike or walkGetting brushed outA bedtime snackI could go on and on!So we were really excited to learn about Merrick's new line of grain-free and gluten-free treats that includes FOUR different types of treats in a total of TWENTY different varieties and flavors.  That's a lot of variety to keep a pup interested and motivated!I love switching up Rocco's treats to KEEP him…
 
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    Petplan Blog

  • Petplan debate: is premium cat or dog food worth the money?

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

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

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

    Petplan
    2 Oct 2014 | 6:29 am
    Having just  been through one of the driest and warmest Septembers on record, it’s all too easy to forget that autumn is well on its way. And while the problems that summer and winter can pose for pets and their owners are generally well known, there can be important issues to overcome in the transitional autumn months. Below are just some of the health and safety issues that cat and dog owners may need to look into as the nights draw in and the temperatures drops… Ensure dogs get plenty of exercise For a vast majority of people, getting out of the house and exercising is infinitely…
  • Petplan £500 prize draw winner: Waggy Tails dog rescue

    Petplan
    25 Sep 2014 | 5:34 am
    The winner of our monthly prize draw for August is dog rehoming charity, Waggy Tails. Based near Poole and Bournemouth, Waggy Tails puts their animals first and has a strict adoption criteria that includes dogs not being left alone for more than four hours a day, and the need for any new owners to have a secure back garden. It’s this attention to detail that has made them such worthy recipients of a £500 cheque from Petplan. We spoke to Office Manager and fundraiser Susan Webster to find out more… Hi Susan, how does it feel to win the £500 August charity cheque? “We’re all delighted…
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  • K9 Magazine Issue 77

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

    K9 Magazine
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Well hello, as always we’re thrilled to be here bringing you a selection of some of the latest and best dog products! We hope you’ll love what we’ve featured this month. So, without further delay, let’s get started … enjoy! Comment below and let us know if you’ve seen a must-have pet product, gadget or accessory that […]Priscilla & Jools Issue 77 Column – Latest Dog Products is an article from: K9 Magazine
  • Best Dog Products for Autumn

    K9 Magazine
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:23 pm
    We’re always on the hunt for the best dog products available and we suddenly thought – what’s the point in us knowing if we don’t tell you? Continuing our series of the Best Dog Products, we’ve been hard at work finding some of the latest and best seasonal products. So, without further delay, here’s K9 […]Best Dog Products for Autumn is an article from: K9 Magazine
  • Finding Enid: A Dog Adoption Story

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

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

  • I Need Your Advice For My Timid Dog

    Pamela Douglas Webster
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:55 am
    We all worry about our dogs. You might worry about your dog getting injured or sick. I worry about my dog going overboard and being lost at sea when we move aboard a sailboat next year. I’m working on ways to prevent that from happening. But I need your advice for my timid dog. Protecting […]
  • Why Adopting A Reactive Dog Was The Best Thing I Ever Did

    Pamela Douglas Webster
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:38 am
    Sure, I like a cute dog video as much as anyone. I enjoy following the agility competitions of doggy athletes. And who doesn’t love a funny dog poop story? But many of my favorite dog blogs share the joys and trials of living with reactive dogs. Why? Where’s the fun in reading about the terror, humiliation, […]
  • My Dog Is A Brat

    Pamela Douglas Webster
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:28 am
    I’ve read those stories. I’m sure you have too. About the dogs who seem to understand their person is undergoing serious medical treatment so they settle down and offer quiet comfort. Or how about the high-energy dog who recognizes her sister just back from surgery is a little fragile so she tempers her enthusiastic play? […]
  • What My Golden Retriever Taught Me About Who I Really Am

    Pamela Douglas Webster
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:22 am
    What do you think of when someone mentions a golden retriever? Friendly. Silky, blond coat. Loves to swim, right? Well, not my Honey. At least for the last one. Somehow she never got the memo telling her that goldens love the water. Luckily, we love her for the dog she is. And not just the […]
  • Who Is Dearest To Me?

    Pamela Douglas Webster
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:16 am
    After blogging for almost five years, I rarely accept and pass on awards. But I recently received one from a surprising place: a sailing blog. And I’m thrilled to be recognized by bloggers who inspire me as they cruise aboard their sailboat with not one, but two, large dogs. Even if you don’t share the […]
 
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  • Dog Collars SALE Pet Bling

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    24 Oct 2014 | 12:42 pm
    Our Dog Christmas Gift Baskets make the perfect Christmas gift for your dog or another dog lover in your life! Dog Christmas Gifts.
  • Scroll Design 1 Inch Wide Dog Collar

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    22 Oct 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Custom 1 inch wide Scroll Design Dog Collar 1 inch wide Custom made nylon dog collar with scroll design for medium to large dogs. Scroll Design 1 Inch Wide Dog Collar.
  • Jeweled Dog Harness Cat Harness

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    20 Oct 2014 | 1:08 pm
      Crystal Jeweled Pet Harnesses Our dog harnesses are just the thing to attract lots of attention to your dog. These beautiful nylon pet harnesses come in nylon decorated with crystal, and you pick the colors to fit your pets personal style. Jeweled Dog Harness Cat Harness.
  • Understanding Panic Attack In Dogs

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    17 Oct 2014 | 8:25 am
    Panic attack in dogs comes on suddenly and can be triggered by booming noises such as the sharp sound of gun shots, fireworks or even rumbling thunder. The fight or flight instinct kicks in big-time, but since fighting an invisible entity is not possible, some dogs will panic and blindly run for survival. For dogs who are protected within a fenced yard or confined inside a building, there is nowhere for them to go. So they turn all of that “flight” energy into outward detrimental behavior or they internalize it, causing severe shaking, whining, panting, and raised heart rate. No…
  • Sweet As Sugar Big Girl Dog Collar

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    11 Oct 2014 | 9:33 am
    2 INCH WIDE SWEET AS SUGAR BIG DOG COLLAR 2 inch wide pastel pink large leather dog collar for big dogs, decorated with tiny pastel pink and large and standard size clear crystal. A very sparkly and pretty big girl dog collar. Sweet As Sugar Big Girl Dog Collar.
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    Pet Sitter Patrol

  • Top 4 Dog Training Mistakes I See

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

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

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

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

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

  • Super Simple Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Treat Recipe

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

    VetDepot
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:57 pm
    There’s nothing more adorable than dressing your four-legged monster up in a costume for Halloween. As cute as pet Halloween costumes are, it’s important to keep safety in mind. Please read and share these four pet Halloween costume safety tips! 1.) Think visibility: If you’re planning on taking your dog along while trick-or-treating, be sure the costume is reflective. If not, consider adding some reflective tape to the costume so that your dog will easily be seen by drivers. 2.) Check for small parts or loose ends: If ingested, buttons, loose fabric, and other parts can cause an…
  • Five Dog Breeds with a Love for the Great Outdoors

    VetDepot
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:40 am
    Autumn is a beautiful time to head outside for a walk or a hike. If you find yourself enjoying the sights and sounds of the outdoors all year long, you might need a canine companion that shares your adventurous spirit. Below are five dog breeds that are typically very content hiking, running, walking, swimming, or camping right by your side. 1.) Vizsla: This incredibly active breed needs to spend a lot of time exercising. Avid hikers and runners might be a good match for one of these beautiful canines. 2.) Labrador Retriever (pictured): This popular breed can’t get enough adventure. These…
  • Six of the Most Adorable Fall-Themed Pet Names

    VetDepot
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:47 am
    With a new season sometimes comes new beginnings. For some families, this might mean a four-legged addition to the household. If you’re having trouble coming up with the perfect name for your new best friend, you might want to consider one of these too-cute names that remind us of all things autumn! 1.) Boo 2.) Spooky 3.) Spice 4.) Chestnut 5.) Cinnamon 6.) Pumpkin
  • October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month!

    VetDepot
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:02 am
    There are so many deserving animals in need of loving homes all year long, but this is the month to celebrate all the wonderful things adopted dogs bring to their new families. Below are three reasons adopting a shelter dog is the best! 1.) Love at first sight: By the time you’re ready to visit a shelter, you’ve likely already done your homework. You’ve budgeted for your new addition, you’ve researched which breeds/mixes might be best for you, and you’ve discussed responsibilities with the other members of your household. All that’s left is to see which set of puppy dog eyes melts…
 
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    All Things Dog Blog

  • #TreatRight Reminder: Draw Solace from Your Dog

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

    24 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    by Carrie Boyko, CEB© AllThingsDogBlog.comVisibility Vests Make Hiking SaferLooks like we have a lot of hikers out there; good for you! With so much in the news about obesity problems among both humans and dogs, you're on the right track. Today we're going to name the three winners who will receive a Visibility Vest to make their hiking expeditions infinitely more safe for their dogs. Let's face it, when Fido is wearing a bright yellow vest, he's easily visible against the deep green leaves--or brown during a drought--throughout the forest.If you're running through babbling brooks, romping…
  • Join #FidosFreebieFriday to #TreatRight

    23 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    by Carrie Boyko, CEBThe Event Barkers social media team just announced another exciting Twitter Party, sponsored by Merrick Petcare--#TreatRight. The grain free and gluten free dog treats to be promoted will be given away in big batches to 10 lucky winners. Be sure to RSVP and enter the pre-party giveaways using the link below!Bloggers are invited to list below their currently open giveaways, freebies, and prizes for pets and pet lovers so that readers may visit and explore items to win. You can help to get more awareness by sharing the badge you see in the top of my post. Feel…
  • My Merrick #TreatRight Review

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    by Carrie Boyko, CEB© AllThingsDogBlog.comLet's Get to Work, Mom!As we prepared for the announcement of the #TreatRight Twitter Party and this product review, I prepared a photo shoot set. Tanner and Oliver now know that the appearance of the yoga mat means that their company is requested. I always invite them to join me for yoga practice, no matter what I'm working on. Their companionship is not only important for our bonding, but helps them become comfortable with the funky things I try, even when I'm not including them in a pose. Tanner and Oliver do get a fab benefit for…
  • Join Us for #TreatRight with Merrick

    20 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    by Carrie Boyko, CEBMany of you know that I'm a big fan of Castor and Pollux. We feed the ORGANIX organic dog food to our dogs. While the boys do enjoy a snack or two here and there for their modeling work, we're lucky enough to get samples to try many of the Castor and Pollux brands, including Merrick's great line. Merrick is the parent company to Castor and Pollux, so we feel great about noshing on Merrick snacks when they arrive for us to taste test. I'll share Tanner and Oliver's thoughts in a review coming up this week. Today I'm acutally here to tell you about another fun…
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    Petsofoz.com Blog - Pet News, Information and Product Reviews

  • Heartgard Plus Back in Stock

    Petsofoz.com Pet Blog
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:01 pm
    There has been an outage of Heartgard Plus over the last couple of months, but it is now back in stock! We have heaps of stock on hand to supply all orders. We apologize to any of our customers who have been inconvenienced over the last two months.
  • New Product: Activyl Spot-On for Dogs & Cats

    Petsofoz.com Pet Blog
    6 Jul 2014 | 10:38 pm
    Activyl is a great new spot-on flea treatment for dogs and cats. It comes in 5 size ranges for dogs from 4 lbs (1.5 kgs) to 132 lbs (60 kgs) body weight. It comes in 2 size ranges for cats from 2 lbs to over 9 lbs body weight. You can buy Activyl in a single dose, 6 pack or 12 pack. You can find more information on where to purchase here at Activyl Spot-On Flea Treatment.
  • Video: Best of Funny Animal Compilation 2014

    Petsofoz.com Pet Blog
    13 May 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Who doesn't love a funny animal video compilation? This is a best of 2013 and 2014 videos found on Youtube. It is 27 minutes long, but once you start watching it is hard to stop!
  • Important Upcoming Shipping Dates

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

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

  • Canine Awarded for Achievements at Border Control in UK

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

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

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

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

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

  • Guilty Dogs: Can Canines Feel True Guilt?

    Elena Barnard
    10 Oct 2014 | 4:03 am
    You’d be hard pressed to find a dog owner who doesn’t believe that their dog is an emotional animal. Though we can’t communicate verbally, there are physical cues that make us aware of what our pet is feeling: a wagging tail when they are happy or excited, a baleful look when they are gloomy or a head on the lap when they’re feeling loveable. There is an argument that we misinterpret these signals and they actually mean something completely different and ancient philosophers actually thought that animals were sophisticated organic Read More » The post Guilty Dogs: Can Canines…
  • Dog Mess and Irresponsible Owners

    Dan Tiley
    9 Oct 2014 | 12:30 am
    For the third week in a row I have found myself stepping in dog mess and I can’t begin to talk about my frustrations with this bugbear. Whilst I am fully aware that there are far more urgent and greater issues going on throughout the world, my job is to talk about those in the pet world, and for me, dog owners who do not clear up after their pet are just plain irresponsible. I believe that part of what it takes to be a good dog owner is consideration; Read More » The post Dog Mess and Irresponsible Owners appeared first on Animal Friends.
  • Man’s Best Friend: An Introduction to ‘Dog Month’

    Dan Tiley
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:08 am
    It seems that not a day goes by without a story concerning dogs appearing in the news, they are a constant thought in the media’s mind and it is no wonder, after all they are man’s best friend, and you’d be hard pushed to find an animal that is more loyal to us humans. Just this week there have been some canine stories of note from around the world. In India a local animal rescue centre went to great lengths to save a dog covered in tar and frozen in Read More » The post Man’s Best Friend: An Introduction to ‘Dog Month’ appeared first on Animal Friends.
  • ‘Animal Welfare Month’ Recap and Resource Hub

    Elena Barnard
    1 Oct 2014 | 3:12 am
    Over September we were looking at issues that concern the animals across the world for our Animal Welfare Month. We’ve explored our oceans, jungles, islands and ice caps as well as examining welfare issues affecting animals closer to home. There were a lot of animal welfare stories in the news over the course of the month. The Badger Cull’s second phase started, despite fierce opposition and the abject failure of the first attempt. Last month also saw the tragic fire at the Manchester Dogs’ Home. Animal Friends Pet Insurance (along Read More » The post ‘Animal…
  • Are laws regarding animal abuse tough enough?

    Dan Tiley
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:19 am
    We have been having an ongoing debate here at Animal Friends Pet Insurance headquarters over the past few days regarding animal abuse and the punishment that awaits anyone who commits such an offence. A member of our staff is looking into adopting a dog and through his research he has seen and met some poor dogs that have suffered abuse at the hands of their previous owner; one unlucky dog had taken an axe to the head but thankfully survived and is now looking for a new home. We started Read More » The post Are laws regarding animal abuse tough enough? appeared first on Animal Friends.
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  • NWT Custom Artisan Pet Tag, Engraved With 'Tessa' and My Phone # - Buy It Now, OBO

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

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

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

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

    Elizabeth Keene
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:12 pm
    So, in the 300 or so years (hours?) since I last wrote on this blog, all kinds of relevant* things have happened in my life - not the least of which was this......which ended up like this......all while I was trying to be on vacation! * Relevant, as opposed to irrelevant things, e.g., all the times my kids left the door open and let the flies in, or that at least twice a day, a hair falls out of my scalp unbeknownst to me, lands on my bare skin, and makes me think I have a spider crawling on me that I can't flipping see.Well, guess what? I faked the hack! (not really) Just to collect the…
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  • How Ripple The Weather Dog Found A Home

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

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

    Ron Callari
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:37 am
    Their leg span reaches nearly a foot and they weigh almost 6 ounces. That’s the size of a young puppy. Their tips and claws make a thundering sound when they walk, not unlike a horse’s hooves hitting the the trail, and the barbed bristles that cover its abdomen can injure potential attackers.
  • Enough With The Ice Buckets -- It's Time For Pies 4 Paws

    Laurie Kay Olson
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:10 am
    Are you the kind of animal lover who would be willing to take a pie in the face to help raise awareness and funds for shelter and rescue pets across the country? Then you may be up for the Pies 4 Paws challenge. It is the animal answer to the Ice Bucket Challenge that raced across the country to raise money for ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). This one is just warmer and stickier -- and just as much fun.
  • Polar Bears Ruin Halloween For Kids In Canadian Arctic Hamlet

    Creature Features
    18 Oct 2014 | 7:51 am
    Old and busted: the Grinch who stole Christmas. New hotness: the polar bears who stole Halloween! Authorities from the Hamlet of Arviat, a town situated deep in the heart of Canada's polar bear country, have suggested residents participate in an indoor “Halloween Community Event” instead of allowing kids to go trick or treating outdoors.
 
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    Wag The Dog UK

  • Doggy Hair-We Love It [Book Review]

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

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

    Guest Author
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:38 am
    Guest Author No pet likes to be left behind whilst the rest of the family goes away on holiday. But travelling with your dog can be a daunting prospect: not only is there the stress of navigating the roads and finding suitable food and accommodation, you are also stuck looking after an unpredictable, and often unwelcome, travel companion. So how can we make the trip go a little bit smoother for you and your pup? With cool doggy gadgets and mod cons of course! Here are eight of the best to keep your pet entertained and safe on your next holiday. Getting there Kurgo Auto Zip Line  We’d all…
  • Dog Travel 101 – 4 Ways To Make Travel Easier

    Guest Author
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:22 am
    Guest Author Most dog owners consider their four legged friends a true part of the family and treat them as such in every way until vacation time rolls around. Pets are frequently left behind simply because owners don’t know how to travel with animals in tow. If you’re tired of coming home to a pouty or sick dog and want to take him along, here are a few dog travel 101 tips to help make the adventure of traveling fun and stress-free. What to bring   Health Certificates – Your vet can provide necessary health certificates for traveling. Even if you have a rabies tag on…
  • 10 Dog Thoughts That I Won’t Tell My Peep

    Maggie
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:35 am
    Maggie I have admit, I’m one lucky dog and its great living with my peep. I’ve learned a lot, seen a lot and even though I love my peep to bits, there is just some dog thoughts that I’d like to keep under paw. 1. I can spell T-R-E-A-T, C-A-T, W-A-L-K-I-E-S…. Yup I know exactly what they mean. You have been spelling them out for ages, but I secretly know what you mean, I just pretend not to understand, but I’m keeping an eye on you. 2. I know that my cute face works I think this is why I love my peep so much. I can give her my best cute face and she gets all…
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    PET-Happy.com

  • Nine ways to keep your cat indoors and prevent the escape

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Rodent Ulcer in Cats

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    hausofpaws
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Since the release of Seth Casteel's photo book "Underwater Dogs" back in 2012, the adorable images of dogs paddling underwater became a new iconic symbol in the Pet World. The images... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    Pets4Homes

  • The core personality traits of herding and shepherding dogs

    25 Oct 2014 | 8:37 am
    There is a huge amount of variety in terms of the different breeds of dogs that fall into the herding or shepherding grouping, from dogs like the Border collie and German shepherd to the ...
  • Sunscreen lotion for dogs - Do they need it and what to use

    25 Oct 2014 | 8:01 am
    We are all very aware about the need to use sunscreen lotion on ourselves and our children, in order to protect us from burning and harmful UVA and UVB rays that can lead to skin problems and even the development of skin cancer. But one thing that even the most conscientious of dog owners often overlook is the need for suntan lotion to be used on certain types of dogs, in order to protect their...
  • Reasons why your dog may have problems sitting

    25 Oct 2014 | 7:49 am
    The “sit” command is one of the core canine commands, and among the most widely used, for good reason! All adult dogs should be trained to sit on command, and they should respond to the command quickly and willingly, which are both the marks of good training. However, if your dog is reluctant to perform a sit, appears to sit down oddly or shows signs of discomfort, there m...
  • Problems that can arise from weaning puppies too early

    25 Oct 2014 | 7:28 am
    There is quite a range of differing opinions on precisely how old any given puppy should be before they are removed from their dam and littermates to go out into the world on their own with their new owners. While all new puppy buyers of course want to get their pup home as soon as possible and enjoy the very adorable young puppy stage, waiting just a couple of extra weeks to take your pup home...
  • How to estimate the age of a dog with an unknown history

    25 Oct 2014 | 7:22 am
    In most cases, dogs with a known history will also have a known birthday, or at least, you will be able to find out how old they are to the nearest year by talking to their prior owners or checking out the veterinary history and documentation that comes with them. However, if this is not possible, your detective work may become a little more difficult! If you find yourself in the posi...
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    Dog Temperament

  • The Italian Greyhound Temperament – What’s So Special About It?

    goochNet
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Understanding the Italian Greyhound Temperament As far as the Italian greyhound temperament is concerned, a typical dog of this breed is often playful, affectionate, smart, and has a kind disposition. She tends to be more submissive and lives to please her owner. An Italian greyhound pays a good deal of attention to the tone of voice you use. If he senses that you’re too soft, he may not listen to you, which, contrarily, can also occur if you’re too harsh. Italian greyhounds are great at socializing with people, though they can become either skittish or shy if their owners overprotect or…
  • Pekingese Temperament – Are You Ready To Butt Heads With The Stubborn Peke?

    goochNet
    25 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    The Pekingese temperament makes them keepers. They can easily form a strong bond of loyalty and friendship particularly with the recognized alpha leader of the pack. However, A Pekingese is neither dainty nor delicate. Their little bodies belie their boldness and courageous dispositions. It is a brave little dog with an independent spirit. This Pekingese’s bold and daring streak makes it a good watchdog. Dog Of Royalty The royal bearing of a Pekingese is a reflection of the breed’s role in the past where they were held in high esteem by the nobility of ancient China’s Imperial courts.
  • Rottweiler Training: Seven Tips To Get Your Rottweiler To Listen To You

    goochNet
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    When it comes to Rottweiler training, there are some important tips to keep in mind. While you may think that training your particular Rottweiler is nearly impossible, you may be surprised at the progress you can make in your dog training if you follow these simple steps. 1. Be Firm You may feel like you’re being mean to your pup at first, but your Rottweiler craves boundaries in much the same way that a child does. Being assertive and standing your ground is important in ensuring that your Rottie will listen to you when you need her to behave. If you’re prone to being a softie, your…
  • How to Get The Most From The Samoyed Temperament

    goochNet
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    Have you fallen in love with the snow white beauty of the Samoyed coat and the friendly nature of the Samoyed personality? You’re not alone! Though not the most common dog in the United States, there are many who find this breed irresistible. Quick Facts History – Like the Alaskan Malamute, the Samoyed is part of the Spitz family and are an ancient breed of working dogs that were used in Siberia to hunt and fish in the extreme climate of the region. They were also used to pull sleds across the tundra and herd reindeer. Not many dogs can boast such a versatile resume! Life Span –…
  • 7 Noteworthy Things About the St. Bernard Temperament

    goochNet
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    Are you considering getting a new dog and wondering if the St. Bernard temperament is a good fit for you? Bringing a new dog into your family is a big decision and it is important to find out everything you can about the breed of dog you plan to get so that you know what you are getting yourself into. Here are 7 things about the St. Bernard temperament that you need to be aware of before deciding on this type of dog: 1. Saint Bernards are a whole lot of dog to love Weighing in at as much as 180 pounds !! These dogs take up a lot of room in your house and in your heart. They drool and shed. A…
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    McLean Puppy Chronicles

  • First Week of School

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

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

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

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

    CD McLean
    13 Sep 2014 | 6:14 am
    We have a lovely wooden bridge that Fred built that goes over our koi pond.  Last week Corky, a Southeastern Guide Dog in Training, learned how to walk over it without falling in.Fred and Corky ease up to the bridge.Fred explains the bridge walking concept to Corky.Corky shows a little anxiety by yawning.There was a moment of hesitation on Corky's part, so Jam showed him what to do.Fred waited until Corky felt comfortable. and then when he did, boy did he let loose!They start over the bridge.Smooth sailing up to the hump.Corky stops to smell something. All in all it was a successful…
 
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    Dog With Blog

  • Say No to Crackers!

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

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

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

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

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

  • Guess Who’s Going To Service Dog College?

    Colby
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:26 am
    Today Adelle began the next step in her journey to becoming a service dog.  We like to call it going to Service Dog College.  However, Adelle was selected for a special program before she actually starts Service Dog College.  So I guess she’s actually going to Service Dog Junior College first Every New Beginning Comes […]
  • A Note To Pet Product Advertisers…Build Relationships!

    Colby
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:40 pm
    I know a few of you out there are pet bloggers and I’m sure you’ve run into the same frustrating moments as me when it comes to pet product advertisers.  Today we’re veering away form the normal puppy training tips and instead we’re going to give a little lesson on what we think advertisers should be doing to get […]
  • 5 Great Puppy Socialization Ideas For Guide Pups In Training

    Colby
    15 Aug 2014 | 8:35 am
    Puppy socialization is one of the most important jobs we have as puppy raisers, but what exactly is socialization? “Socialization means learning to be part of society. When we talk about socializing pet puppies, it means helping them learn to be comfortable as a pet within human society—a society that includes many different types of […]
  • These Puppies Are Having Way Too Much Fun

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

    Colby
    25 Jun 2014 | 5:42 pm
    Yep, it takes time to teach your puppy a good down-stay.  Your puppy is not born knowing how to perform a “down” or a “stay” let alone both at the same time. Sorry, we’re not going to teach you how to train your puppy to down-stay today.  Instead here are some more advanced tips on […]
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    Augie March: King of Doodles

  • Duck Love

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

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

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

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

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

  • Tricks, Treats, Doorbells and Barking

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

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

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

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

    The Hannah Team
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Rare is the cat parent who has furniture that is unscratched and unscathed.  In fact, some have simply given up on that old sofa with the shredded arm and decided it now belongs to the cat! But addressing cat behavior at a young age can help Pet parents avoid much of the destruction that can occur when scratching and other unwanted habits go unchecked.  Hannah members who have a cat enrolled in our Total Lifetime Care program can call for behavioral support 24-hours a day.  But there are a few things you can do before calling for that behavior consult. First, before bringing a cat home, or…
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    Two Little Cavaliers

  • 5 Ways You Can Help at Your Local Animal Shelter

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

    Felissa Elfenbein
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:45 am
    Healthy Dogs From The Inside Out #WholeBodyHealth Healthy Dogs From The Inside Out #WholeBodyHealth For Cavalier King Charles Spaniels when it comes to finding healthy dogs to become members of your family it all starts with Genetics. Properly bred and genetically tested parents can lead to years and years of love from your new puppy. Finding a puppy from a breeder that […] Two Little Cavaliers - Helping Dog Owners and their Dogs Live the Life They Deserve
  • Inspire Us Tuesday – Decorating for Halloween

    Felissa Elfenbein
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:10 am
    Inspire Us Tuesday – Decorating for Halloween Inspire Us Tuesday – Decorating for Halloween Welcome back to Inspire Us Tuesday! Can you believe we are already on week #13? The last party had 104 wonderful links submitted. We are so happy that you have taken our idea to heart and continued sharing your creative genius with us! We can’t wait to see […] Two Little Cavaliers - Helping Dog Owners and their Dogs Live the Life They Deserve
  • Gluten Free Side Dishes

    Felissa Elfenbein
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:21 pm
    Gluten Free Side Dishes This is the season for pot luck dinners, family gatherings, parties, and get togethers. Whether you are hosting or are asked to bring something with you I am sure you have your go to dishes. Something you are famous for and everyone asks you to bring or make. But sometimes you want to make something […] Two Little Cavaliers - Helping Dog Owners and their Dogs Live the Life They Deserve
  • All Natural Skunk Remover

    Felissa Elfenbein
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:50 pm
    All Natural Skunk Remover All Natural Skunk Remover I live in the country and every time I pass a skunk on the side of the road or smell their distinct odor I think about what would happen if one got into our yard. While the chance of a skunk getting into our fenced in yard and stuck inside when […] Two Little Cavaliers - Helping Dog Owners and their Dogs Live the Life They Deserve
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    K9 Instinct - Dog Nutritionist in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. K9 Instinct Blog! Dog Nutrition consultations online! - Blog

  • Homemade Dog Toothpaste Recipe

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

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

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

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

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

  • Reptiles and Amphibians in Outdoor Pens or Ponds: Preparing for Winter

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

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

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

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

    Frank Indiviglio
    10 Oct 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Uploaded to Wikipedia Commons by Alan Garrett Once seen, the beautiful and aptly named Rainbow Snake (Farancia erytrogramma erytrogramma) is not easily forgotten. Yet it remains relatively unknown in the pet trade, principally because of its odd dietary requirements. However, some enterprising snake enthusiasts have found ways to surmount these difficulties, and there have even been a few breeding successes. In my opinion, these unique US natives deserve much more attention, and have great potential as fascinating additions to the collections of experienced snake keepers.   Description…
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    About Doggies

  • Can Dogs Eat Sesame Seeds?

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

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

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

    About Doggies
    23 Sep 2014 | 11:13 am
    There are many questions that revolve around getting a new pet; while dogs can seem friendly and easy, they can certainly present some issues, especially during the puppy years. The pomsky is definitely not an exception to this fact. Therefore, you should take the time to learn every piece of information possible before purchasing one of these cute puppies. The... Read more →
  • Can Dogs Eat Oatmeal?

    About Doggies
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:43 am
    Oatmeal is one of the best breakfast foods for us humans, and that’s why you might be thinking about giving your dog some oatmeal as well, but can dogs eat oatmeal? In short, yes, dogs can eat oatmeal in moderate quantities as long as it’s cooked.  In fact, this nutritious meal can even be good for your four legged buddy,... Read more →
 
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    Jusani Culture blogs

  • Improving The World One Paw At A Time

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

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

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

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

    lnsilvia
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:32 am
    You’ve heard the phrase, “a picture is worth a thousand words,” but have you ever heard of a picture saving someone’s life or forever altering the course of someone’s life? For a homeless pet, sometimes a single photograph is all it takes for pets like Emma to find their forever homes.   read more
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    The Labrador Site

  • Emergency First Aid Kit for Labradors

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

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

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

    Lucy
    13 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Today’s article is by Labrador enthusiast and writer, Lucy Easton. Our Labradors make us happy. Whether it’s their company when out on walks or snuggling up at home, they make our lives nicer. So it’s really important to return the favour. We have been thinking about the 7 ingredients that go into baking up a happy Labrador. 1.   Diet Labradors need an appropriate diet for their breed, as well as their age and size. Dogs do not need the same food as humans, they need specially designed dog food or a planned raw diet. Many human foods can be toxic to dogs. And obesity is an…
  • Why Labradors eat poop and what you can do about it

    Pippa
    9 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Missing out?  Click here to get our new articles delivered to you If your labrador has started to eat poop you are not alone. Many dogs enjoy snacking on their own waste products, and sometimes those of other dogs. Labradors are no exception, in fact poop eating may be more common in Labradors than it is in some other breeds of dog. This won’t do! Most owners find this extremely upsetting and embarrassing.   I hear quite a lot of dog owners issue ultimatums on this one. “This has to stop or he’ll have to go” “I can’t put up with this, we have children to consider” The…
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    Online Guinea Pig Care

  • Guinea Pigs vs Hamsters: Which is the Best Pet for You?

    Chris Perkins
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Hamsters and guinea pigs are often seen as similar pets. After all they are round, small, furry, very active and inquisitive animals who are relatively easy to look after. So if you are wondering which pet is right for you, then this post is going to delve into how they compare as pets and look in an unbiased way which might suit a particular person. Of course we love Guinea pigs here, but piggies aren’t right for everyone and to look after them well means meeting certain requirements to ensure they live a good life. So lets dive right in… Guinea Pigs vs Hamsters: How do their…
  • Guinea Pigs vs Rabbits: Which Pet is right for you?

    Chris Perkins
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:46 pm
    Guinea pigs and rabbits. Both cute and adorable pets right? Absolutely, they are both great pets. But how do you know which one is right for you? In this post, we’re going to look at the similarities and differences between them so you can make up your mind as to which pet is right for you. Guiena pigs vs Rabbits: The Similarities Accommodation Both guinea pigs and rabbits enjoy similar types of accommodation. Both are at home outside in a hutch or inside a home. They do not like being limited to a small space and enjoy having space to run around in. The accommodation needs to be dry and…
  • What Breed of Guinea Pig Should I Get?

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

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

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

  • American Wirehair

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

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

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

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

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

  • My Dog Was Abused; Why That Phrase is Ruining Your Dog and Your Training

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

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

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

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

    Minette
    6 Oct 2014 | 9:39 am
    Thank you Simply Sweet Hearts Miami for the Photo There I said it!  Deny your dog’s the best things in life! Okay I don’t really MEAN it  I was attempting to ruffle a few feathers just to make people sit back and think about it… What I mean is that you need to CONTROL the best things in your dog’s life. Let Me Explain I work with a lot of spoiled dogs, A LOT of spoiled dogs! Which is only a problem for spoiled dogs that don’t listen to their owners. Some dogs that ignore commands aren’t spoiled but simply lack interaction and training time with their owners. My dogs are…
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    LabradorTrainingHQ

  • How To Get Your Puppy Used To A Collar And Leash

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

    Mark Jenner
    5 Oct 2014 | 4:39 am
    One of the most important aspects of a successful house training method is preventing mistakes. To accomplish this, you must never let your puppy wander off alone unsupervised.It takes just a couple of seconds for a puppy to have a little accident on your carpet, and it's extremely hard, if not impossible to keep a constant eye on your puppy 100% of the time.To address this problem, the method of umbilical cord training was devised.[Click to continue...]The post Umbilical Cord House Training: What is It? How Does It Work? appeared first on LabradorTrainingHQ.
  • How To Paper Train A Puppy Or Dog In 6 Easy Steps

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

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

    Mark Jenner
    12 Sep 2014 | 2:07 pm
    There are many methods of house training, some more effective than others.So although using a crate as part of your house training process isn't essential, I do recommend it because it's EXTREMELY effective at speeding up the process and undoubtedly makes it easier...and cleaner!This article discusses why a crate is so useful, how to use a crate to house train a puppy as well as offering a few pointers on what NOT to do when using a crate during house training.[Click to continue...]The post How To Use A Crate To House Train A Puppy appeared first on LabradorTrainingHQ.
 
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  • Say No to Crackers!

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

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

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

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

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

  • What You Can Discover About Your Dog's Personality from Walks

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Dr. Becker According to a recent study, when a group of dogs goes on walks with their owner, the routes they take can provide insight into their personality traits and whether they are leaders or followers. As It Turns Out, Walking Your Dog Can Be Very Revealing… A team of researchers from Oxford University, Eötvös University in Budapest and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences put harnesses equipped with GPS units on 6 dogs. They tracked the movements of the dogs as they took fourteen 30- to 40-minute group walks with their owner. The researchers observed that the dogs’ travel was…
  • Crow Mouth-Feeds a Dog and Cat

    23 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Where in the world might you find a crow trained to feed a cat and dog? Where else might you find a dog and cat who’ll cooperate? Comments (1)
  • Fascinating Differences Between Dog and Cat Intelligence

    23 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Dr. Becker There is perhaps no bigger debate among pet owners than the age-old question of who’s smarter… dogs or cats? You may have your own (strong) opinion, but what does the research say about the intelligence of the two most popular pets in America? Before I get to that, first understand that this is a very difficult topic of investigation because, at its foundation, even the question is problematic. Dogs and cats are two different species, after all, so comparing intelligence between them is not comparing apples to apples. As Psychology Today put it:1 In the case of dogs versus…
  • 7 Ways Animals Communicate - How Many Have You Noticed?

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Sources:PawNation June 18, 2014NatureWorksRelated Articles:  Chameleons Use Color to Communicate  Do Dolphins Call One Another by Name?  Can Fish Talk? Comments (1)
  • Snuggles the Cat Says Hello to Some Deer

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Snuggles the cat learns for himself – you never know what new friends you might make if you’re brave enough to approach them!  Comments (1)
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    FlipFlop® Dogs » Blog

  • How Dogs Help You Socialize

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

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

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

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

    tmiltz
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:12 am
    Why We Started the Veteran Franchise Giveaway FlipFlop Dogs will be giving away a franchise to one honorably discharged veteran, as a small token of our appreciation and gratitude for all they have done for our country.   The numbers are astonishing. With more than 21 million veterans in the U.S., there are over 200,00 […] The post Our Valuation of a Veteran appeared first on FlipFlop® Dogs.
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    Petplan Blog

  • Fido Facts: The Pomeranian

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Six Halloween Hazards Every Dog Owner Should Know

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

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

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

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

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

  • What Do A Dogs Barks Mean?

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

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

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

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

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

    Caitlin Goldenberg
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:05 am
    Who’s up for a double-duty vacation? Any reefers with an itch to travel, a love of dying, and the desire to help our coral reefs, check out this volunteer opportunity in the lovely Phuket, Phuket. Thailand has long been regarded as an inviting destination for travel. Between it’s delicious local cuisine, surreal sparkling beaches and, most importantly, its rich biodiversity, it’s downright tempting for a good deal of people, reefers or not. Frontier, a worldwide leader in conservation and development is offering an extraordinary chance to experience the sensational marine…
  • Tread Lightly Off The Jersey Shore – Rarely-Seen Venomous Jellyfish Cruises Through Manasquan River

    Caitlin Goldenberg
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:53 am
    Somewhere within the Manasquan River, which flows along Gull Island in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, lurks a potently venomous little jelly, the Tamoya haplonema jellyfish, aka, “Box Jellyfish” or “Sea Wasp”. Now, I hate all stinging insects so automatically all I can think is “NOPE”, especially so close to my home turf. The 6-8 inch cnidarian was photographed earlier this week and posted on the Barnegat Bay Island Facebook page, where the odd-looking creature was eventually identified as Tamoya haplonema. Sporting a translucent blue-gray bell and…
  • Take A Survey To Protect Florida’s Coral Reefs

    Francis Yupangco
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:02 pm
    Calling all Floridians, or anyone who engages in fishing, diving or boating in the Atlantic Ocean, from Miami Dade to Martin County, to take the Our Florida Reefs Survey. The survey focuses on coastal and ocean recreation on the Southeast coast of Florida. After giving your email, you receive a link to take the quiz. When you fill in your date and recreational sport, a interactive Florida map allows you to map where you have had recent activity. The surveys data will be used to determine the areas of visitors to each area, and develop management strategies to effectively balance resource use…
  • Reefs In Art: A Compilation Of (Mostly) Octopuses

    Caitlin Goldenberg
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:36 pm
    I’ve been itching to do a “Reefs In Art” post as it’s been a while and I seem to be on an “art kick” of sorts myself. I’ve found a few gorgeous pieces I’d be simply delighted to share with you all, and I hope you enjoy them nearly as much as I do! The first piece I’ll share with you is from an artist I’ve covered before, Ben Young, who creates stunning sculptures with layered glass and concrete to mimic the ocean. His website, brokenliquid.com, features a deluge of more incredible pieces. I particularly love the one pictured…
  • Prodibio Launches New Coral Vitamin Supplement

    Digital-Reefs
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    CORAL VITS is a hyper-concentrated solution containing all the vitamins needed for coral growth and for the well-being of fish in saltwater or reef aquarium. Available in Standard,(6,12 and 30 vials) and Pro ranges. 6 vials £14.29 RRP12 vials £22.49 RRP30 vials £35.79 RRPPro 10 vials £86.00 RRP As with all the Prodibio range dosage is simple and the product always remains fresh. CORAL VITS works in synergy with REEF BOOSTER. More: Prodibio Launches New Coral Vitamin Supplement… More: The post Prodibio Launches New Coral Vitamin Supplement appeared first on reefs.com.
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  • Advantage II for Dogs FAQs

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

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

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

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

    admin
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:25 am
    It’s a moment of great happiness when you are welcoming a new puppy into your home. But, remember it’s not only a bundle of joy but also a load of responsibility that you have to take care of. The first few days, weeks and months is the crucial time for your pup’s development. If you’re bringing your pup from a shelter home or a breeder take a towel or a blanket with the scent of its littermates for making him feel secure. When bringing a new pup home, take care that all your family members are ready to accept the little one. These simple yet important things can help the transition…
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    Sometimes Cats Herd You

  • Light, Please

    feline
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Newton doesn’t sleep in the bed. He has his own bed, and he prefers that. He also prefers that the bedside light be turned off promptly. Otherwise, he has to use The Look to ask for it to be switched off. Newton: It’s time. Do you mind? Trying to sleep over here. Goodnight, Newton! Light, Please was originally published on Sometimes Cats Herd You.
  • The Hobo Cat Symbol

    feline
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Did you know that  hobos used the symbol of the cat? Hobos were migratory workers, traveling from place to place in search of menial work on farms, factories, or for individuals. They caught free rides on freight trains to get from place to place as they traveled across the United States. It was a dangerous way to live, with hostile railroad guards, fast-moving trains, and inhospitable local residents who didn’t trust the hobos who passed through. To help each other know whether the town they were entering was hospitable or contained hazards, the hobos created pictographs that they…
  • Wordless Wednesday: Newton’s Ambitious Bucket List Edition

    feline
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
      We’re excited to announce the winners of our Jackson Galaxy Petmate giveaway: Dezi and Lexi. We hope you’ll enjoy your Jackson Galaxy toys as much as we do! Wordless Wednesday: Newton’s Ambitious Bucket List Edition was originally published on Sometimes Cats Herd You.
  • Feline Firebomb

    feline
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Newton: Check this out, this can of Mike’s Harder has a picture of our buddy Waffles on it. You don’t suppose that the picture on the can is there to tell you what’s inside, do you? Don’t worry, buddy, I’ll wait right here with you until we can find someone with opposable thumbs to pop the top and let you out. Feline Firebomb was originally published on Sometimes Cats Herd You.
  • Tale of a Naughty Tail

    feline
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Pierre: There’s nothing finer than rolling around on an unmade bed. Hey, did you hear that? I heard something… Watch me work my slinky-like spine as I look for the source of what I heard. Wait… I think I see it! It’s a naughty tail. And it’s telling me to do bad things. I’d better punish it FAST before something bad happens. ** CHOMP ** Ouch! Maybe that was the naughty thing that the tail was telling me to do after all… Pierre says “Get Your Own!” Have you entered the giveaway for items from the Jackson Galaxy Petmate collection and a copy…
 
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    Petnook - The Animal Lovers' Corner

  • Why 2014 Is the Year of The Ginger Cat

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

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

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

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

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

  • Prepping the Puppy Nursery

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

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

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

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

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

  • Shih Tzu Training and Care

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

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

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

    Tatiana Cantu CPCT, M.S.
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:32 am
    Even though having a dog can be a wonderful experience for a child, caution should be exercised when it comes to children and dogs. When you first get a new dog rules should be put in place to protect the…Read more ›
  • Teaching 3 Easy Tricks To Your Dog

    David Reinecker
    9 Jul 2014 | 9:07 pm
    Just about everyone is proud of their dog. After all, your dog loves you, so your dog must be brilliant and wonderful, right? You may want to show the world how smart your dog is by teaching him some tricks.…Read more ›
 
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    Fitdog Sports Club » Blog

  • Your guide for a fun & safe dog-friendly Halloween

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

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

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

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

    Andrea Servadio
    3 Sep 2014 | 12:36 pm
    For September 2014, we are honoring, Bambi, a 4 pound chihuahua with a big personality. She is a daily daycare guest who enjoys wrestling with her pal, Bingley and tunnel weaving with her buddy, Ike. She known for her run-waddle (where she sweeps her front feet outward when she walks). Although Bambi is athletic, she can be found every afternoon napping and cuddling with her best friend, Penny, a Yorkshire Terrier. Bambi loves to make new friends, and brings a lot of spunk to our pack. Cheers to Bambi, our Fitdog of the Month! Every month we choose a Fitdog Member to be honored as Fitdog of…
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    Puppy Leaks

  • Why I Only Own One Dog

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

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

    Jen Gabbard
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:49 pm
    One of the proudest moments I’ve had with my dog Laika was getting her to stop mid run and come back to me while she was chasing a rabbit. We achieved it by consistently working on her recall over many months and making sure I was always more interesting than her surroundings by becoming a constant supply of treats, games, and praise. It wasn’t easy, and there were frustrations but seeing your dog stop mid run and come right back to you enthusiastically made it all worth it. I Used to be This Person We’ve all seen that person at the park yelling and screaming at their dog to…
  • Beginners Guide to Lure Coursing

    Jen Gabbard
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:27 am
    Modern lure coursing uses an artificial lure often made from fleece attached to a pulley for dogs to chase. It’s not just for sighthounds anymore – many recreational lure coursing clubs have been established for dogs of any breed. If you’re looking for a new way to have some fun and get in some great exercise with your dog you should consider lure coursing. Any dog that loves to chase or exhibits prey drive is perfect for the sport. You can join a local club and let your dog compete recreationally or just build your own course in your back yard. If you own a sighthound you…
  • Laika’s DNA Test Results Are In

    Jen Gabbard
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:11 pm
    So a few weeks ago I finally decided to get a Wisdom Panel test done on Laika. They were having a $10 off sale at Wisdom Panel so I finally decided to give in to my curiosity. The DNA Test Results are in, and I must say it’s not exactly what I was expecting. Our Guesses I’ve said all along that she was a German Shepherd/Lab mix. The German Shepherd is obvious from looking at her and she has the same exact build and fur as a Lab. She has a few characteristics I wasn’t sure about such as the wrinkles on her forehead and “freckles” on her chest that are common in…
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    Top Dog Tips

  • DakPets vs Furminator Reviews – Which One’s Better?

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

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

    Angela Sawyer
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:07 am
    What is cuter than an adorable dog in an even more adorable Halloween costume? If you’ve never shared the joy of Halloween with your canine companion, having tried some of the best puppy Halloween costumes, then you are surely missing out. You can dress your dog up in a unique puppy Halloween costume that expresses their personality or you and your pooch could wear matching puppy Halloween costumes for trick-or-treating around the neighborhood. Just like choosing a costume for yourself, there is a lot to consider when choosing one for your furry friend. Best puppy Halloween costumes The…
  • Homemade Flea Shampoo for Dogs

    Angela Sawyer
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:55 am
    Homemade flea shampoo for dogs – do they work just as well as the store bought stuff, and what ingredients go into them? Let’s break it down. As consumers, we are beginning to realize just how dangerous some of the store bought hygiene products that we use frequently can be to our health. Most of the products that we buy today, such as shower gels and shampoos, are full of chemicals and in some cases even toxins. As such, it’s becoming increasingly popular for people to make their own hygiene products to replace the store bought stuff, and when it comes to dogs…
  • Bark Collars for Puppies and Small Dogs: Safe or Not?

    Angela Sawyer
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:21 am
    If you’ve ever had the pleasure to spend some time around dogs, then you know how annoying it can be to listen to them bark incessantly when there isn’t even anything to bark at. Not all dogs have this irritating habit, but if you do happen to be the owner of one that does, you absolutely must understand the need to control the barking and how valuable some bark collars for puppies or small dogs can be. Training your dog not to bark is definitely very effective, but it is also time consuming and frustrating. Best dog bark collars can help you train your dog more effectively in a…
 
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    Dachshund Appreciation Society

  • The Top 5 Ultimate Gifts for Dachshund Lovers

    thehilson
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:01 pm
    I know its only October, but I am writing this article with Christmas firmly in my mind. Of course you can buy someone (or yourself) a gift for any reason – you don’t need Christmas as an excuse to be generous! That being said, there is an unmistakably festive whiff in the air surrounding this list. But I make no apology for that – I love Christmas and I know that most of you guys do too, so lets just embrace it, even although its still October!  This is my list of the best gifts for dachshund lovers. Its made up of stuff I have found online which I found and felt like I…
  • The importance of dachshund rescue

    thehilson
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:05 pm
    This is something that I actually feel bad about – not because I have abandoned a dachshund in the past or anything, but because I have not done enough to promote dachshund rescue facilities in the past. I am keen to have the Dachshund Appreciation Society fully backing the idea of rescue centres and rescue dogs generally. I wrote previously about why dachshunds make the best pets, and I concluded that article with a warning that owning a dachshund is not for everyone. The very fact that there needs to be organisations committed to dachshund rescue services should tell us that. From…
  • 4 Reasons Why Dachshunds Make the Best Pets

    thehilson
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Anyone taking the time to read ‘The Dachshund Appreciation Society’ web site is more than likely a huge fan of the dachshund breed. Most of you probably either own one or more dachshunds, perhaps you used to have dachshunds, but they have passed away… or perhaps you are seriously considering making the leap into dachshund ownership. It is the latter of these groups that I have in mind as I write this article. Although I keep thinking about the reactions of the rest of you when you read it – shouting at your monitors that I am stating the obvious, or maybe that I have…
  • Dachshund Through The Snow

    thehilson
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:10 pm
    I know that at the time of writing its still only October, but lets be honest, its never too early to start to prepare for the festive period (OK well, it may too early for some – but not me!). I think this t shirt does that in the most awesome way ever. Yes, I am  a big fan of this, and you shouldn’t be surprised to see me wearing one of these designs over the coming months… Dachshund through the snow? Welcome to t shirt Tuesdays. Of all the dachshund themed t shirts that I have designed, this is probably my personal favourite. Of course it helps that I have both a huge…
  • Top 5 Dachshund Cartoon Drawings

    thehilson
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:40 am
    This subject is always going to divide opinion. So what I have done is make this my top 5 dachshund cartoons. It would be impossible to write the definitive top 5 cartoons list. But whether you agree or disagree with this list, I just know that you are going to love it. Dont be frightened to let me know your thoughts on this – either on facebook or on the comments section below. I should probably clarify that I am not the originator of any of these cartoons, when I say ‘my top 5 list’, I mean the top 5 dachshund cartoons that I have seen on line, and not the top 5 cartoons…
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