Dogs and cats do not sweat like humans do. However, they do create oils and fats that are excreted from the skin that help to keep their fur clear of dirt and foreign objects. Washing pets with grease fighting shampoos is sometimes thought to be more of a danger to healthy pets than a help.
The benefits of oils and fats
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Did you know that dogs paws can actually be burnt by hot sidewalks and pavement? It’s true. So, not only do dog owners have to worry about dehydration and heat exhaustion in their dogs during the summer, they also have to worry about paws being burned.
Lack of Warning Signs
Dogs do not sweat like humans. They cool off by evap...Read More
There is always a lot of talk about what foods you eat that you should not feed your dog. It may be easier to not give your dogs human food ever, even though that never works. Once the puppy eyes connect with your eyes, it is very hard to resist giving them just a piece of table food.
Believe it or not, there are foods that we eat that ...Read More
There aren’t very many negatives to owning a dog. Dead patches of grass is definitely one, if not the biggest one. The nitrogen in dog urine causes it to burn and kill your grass. Fortunately, there are a few tips, tricks, and techniques to combat the problem.
One option is to build a pen for the dogs to do their business in. The ...Read More
There is no question that we all love our dogs. That is why we want to keep them happy and healthy all the time. There is one problem that can be easy to overlook but has the potential to be deadly. That problem is dehydration.
Dehydration in dogs is just as important to keep in check as it is in children. The lack of water and nutrient...Read More
When it comes to oil spills, wildlife activists rely on Dawn dish soap to clean the covered animals. We have all seen pictures on TV and in the news about the ducks, otters, and other wildlife animals having the oil cleaned off of them and most of us simply think that is great.
Helping animals survive is obviously a great thing and sinc...Read More
If you can’t beat them, join them. That must be what designers over at Hollywood Franklin were thinking when they designed the Santa Monica Franklin Promenade Cat Walkway System.
The walkway is really a series of individual steps that attach to bookshelves by sliding onto the shelves, not by gluing or clipping to them. This works ...Read More
Take a look around a large pet store and you will see tons of products for pets that clean carpets, clean your pet, and take care of other messes and problems. But let’s get back to the basics and make things easy. There are four basic products that can be found at virtually any grocery store that can and will solve most of your pet&rsq...Read More
Living a healthy and eco-friendly lifestyle with your pet can be somewhat challenging. Most pet owner’s first instinct these days is to head over to PetCo or PetSmart and pick up whatever products they have for what you need. The problem is, most of those products have hidden dangers or fall into a one-size-fits-all fallacy. Not every p...Read More
Like their human counterparts, pets respond to the tides of the moon and the position of the stars. We know all about human astrology, but what about our pets? Is it different? Are the signs the same? And what about the meanings....
Here are some answers. The astrological signs for pets are the same as those of humans (Aries, Gemini, Sco...Read More
We can bring our world back to health and while doing so keep our cats happy and healthy. The term today is Green, but clean is the thought.
Eat only organic food for yourself and your cat and you will save your money, save the earth and keep you and your cat healthy. You know if the food is organic because it will hav...Read More
Maybe you have thought about adopting a dog but realized you do not have enough time or money to take proper care of one. Or maybe your job keeps you so busy you only have a limited amount of time to devote to a pet. Or it could be that you are simply unable to afford all the medical and other expenses that come with a loving pet, but still r...Read More
“So what’s the big deal?” you may be saying to yourself. “My dog’s waste is animal waste and you don’t suggest I go clean up after the deer that like to walk around in my backyard, do you?” Well, no, no one is suggesting that, but dog waste is not, in fact the same as other animal’s waste. Where th...Read More
Bunnies have become very popular pets for people from apartments to houses. You will need to have housing for your bunny, whether it's for the majority of the day or for a few hours a day. Here are some tips on building a bunny house that will keep your pet safe, happy and content.
The first thing to consider is just how long ...Read More
Walking a dog in the city can be a Green task regarding poop disposal. The days of a pleasant stroll, letting your dog leash free to smell all of the news and eliminate at will for nature to take its course, has long past. Today, fancy leashes, poop scoopers and plastic bags are the preparations for at least a twice a day routine.
Many dog ...Read More
All-natural, non-toxic cleaning products are environmentally friendly, as they are free of the harmful chemicals found in other big brand cleaning supply names that can pollute the environment. Unlike others, they are also safe to be used around both the human and non-human members of your household.
These cleaning product...Read More
While green products are often seen as an ethically superior shopping choice, they are also often seen as of inferior quality. Petco is trying to quash the latter perspective with their Planet Petco line. The mega-chain's new assortment of products will feature a variety of pet accessories made from sustainable, organic products.
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Pets have many merits, but taking care of your lawn is not one of them. Animals' various activities (most notably their wastes) can make even the greenest lawn into a drab, discolored mess. Here are some ways to curb your animals' activities (in addition to curbing your animals, obviously)...
Do Not Fertilize Marked Areas. The fertili...Read More
Keeping cats indoor doesn't just extend their lifespan and protect them from the outside environment-- it also protects the outside environment from them. Their adorability obscures the fact that felines are inherent predators. And in areas where there aren't any other medium-to-large carnivores, cats can wreak havoc.
Feral cats, be t...Read More
Is your dog or cat’s collar getting warn out? Thinking about buying a new one? Don’t! At least not before you try making one first. Be a green, eco-friendly pet owner and make your pet a custom recycled collar. You may be surprised at how easy it is. Reuse the clasp and D-ring of the old collar and some material you can find aroun...Read More