The Australian Mist is, as the name suggests, a breed native to the Australian continent. And unless you live in Australia, or are willing to embark on a long flight, it’s unlikely that you’ll get ahold of one. The breed remains local to its country of origin, and only a handful exist in Europe and North America. However, these un...Read More
Why are the hottest days of summer referred to as the “dog days of summer”?
First, what are the “dog days” of summer? Everyone knows those sweltering hot days of summer when there seems to be no wind and no end in sight to the almost overwhelming heat. The term dog days of summer is a popular enough saying that at lea...Read More
Odd-eyed cats are so named because the colors of their irises do not match. For example, there are cats who have one blue eye and one green eye. This condition, known as heterochromia, can be found in many different breeds of cat, as well as other mammals (including dogs and humans). The look it produces for felines has become popular enough ...Read More
In most cases, feline obesity is a dangerous condition that can lead to many health problems reduce a cat’s quality of life. However, a bizarre incident in New York’s Upper West Side proved that a bit of extra fat can sometimes mean the difference between life and death.
Last Saturday, a fat white cat named Eddie wa...Read More
Though only officially recognized by breeders in the 1990s, the Aegean is a very old forms of extant cat. These multicolored felines are so named because they come from the Cycladic Islands in the Aegean sea, southeast from the coast of Greece. They are the only native Grecian breed of cat, and have existed (albeit off of cat fanciers’ ...Read More
"Fixing" domestic animals (i.e. spaying or neutering them) removes their ability to reproduce, also preempting their potential contribution to the country's stray animal overpopulation. Fixing is also seen by some as unnatural and even inhumane. Yet thanks to safer surgical methods and increased public knowledge, more and more people have fi...Read More
When we think about dogs names, the most common first responses are Rover, Spot, Butch, Fido, or Shadow. There will always be a few Lassies as well. But when was the last time anyone actually heard a living dog named Rover? Time have changed and new trends in dog naming have become popular.
A dog food company did a study on dog names a...Read More
Food prices are increasing, and our climate is rapidly changing. I’m not a preacher of global warming but I hope we ever change and let compassion warm our hearts. The amount of dogs taken to the shelters each year is increasing by the millions. The excuse is not having plenty of food to feed them or lack of resources... There are very lit...Read More
Very often when we go on vacation it is not possible to bring FiFi or Fluffy along with us. Do you think it’s better to board your pets or use a pet sitter when you are gone? Both of these options will care for your pet when you are gone – the best choice will be what will be better for your pet and whic...Read More