A pet sitter is your dog or cat’s best friend when you are away. There is a good chance that with the right type of pet sitter, your pet will actually have a good time and can be comfortable while you are away. Before you hire a pet sitter to care for your pet, it is important to know what type of license they have, their quali...Read More
A doggie day care facility can be a fantastic place to leave your dog in, especially if you have an urgent need to leave your dog someplace where you can find trustworthy service. However, before you do that, ensure that you keep these pointers in mind:
During an emergency –
One of the most important points is to make sure the ...Read More
Watch out, Westminster Dog Show, Cat Agility Tournaments have come to town. International Cat Agility Tournaments (ICAT for short) were modeled after dog agility shows, which imitated equestrian shows. Both dog and cat agility shows have gained popularity among dedicated animal aficionados, but most causal pet owners aren’t fa...Read More
Sadly, while there was much hope in Jack’s case when he was found seven weeks after he was lost by American Airlines in their JFK baggage area, veterinarians were forced to euthanize him due to the severity of his injuries.
Jack’s saga started on August 25, when he and his person were flying cross country for a job relocation. The...Read More
As you already know, the holidays are coming. This year, why not bring your pet along? Just make sure that he or she is comfortable while they are waiting to eat the scraps dropped on the floor or any bits that may result from successful puppy-eye-filled begging.
Types and Styles of Travel Beds
Travel beds for dogs come in a variety of style...Read More
The term “designer dog” is the phrase used to describe new breeds of of dogs that result from the cross breeding of two different purebred dogs. The crossbred dogs that work are marketed as designer dogs and can be sold for thousands of dollars. It is no wonder why. These dogs are adorable and are usually small enough to travel wi...Read More
HAFowler's Benevolent Overlords, Charlotte & Elsie, to whom she gives homage today. Mother and daughter adopted her in 2008.
In 2005, Pet Lifestyle Expert and Animal Welfare Advocate Colleen Paige created National Cat Day to help educate and urge the public into action in regard to the number of cats that need to find lovi...Read More
Everybody has had to deal with the inconvenience of lost luggage – it can put a real damper on any trip when you don’t have your stuff on vacation, or especially if it vanishes forever. But how would you feel if that luggage contained something as precious and irreplaceable as your pet? The guilt and loss would be unbearable, and wou...Read More
Not only are many cities and towns having trouble keeping dogs out of shelters and in loving homes, but free roaming dogs that are either abandoned, escaped, or feral have really started to become a major problem across the nation. Estimated to be costing farmers and other millions of dollars each year in lost livestock and damage.
A Bit of H...Read More
Wish you could have a dog but have no way to? Maybe you live in an apartment that is not dog friendly or work so many hours you would feel bad keeping a dog at home alone for so long. There are options for you.
Option 1 - Dog Sharing
First, there is dog sharing, which means, for example, you and/or your family has a dog but end up bei...Read More
Pack up your dog and binoculars and let’s go bird watching in St. Louis. We will be checking out five locations around town that promise the best opportunities for catching more than a glimpse of some interesting birds.
The Mississippi Flyway
The first stop is the Mississippi Flyway, a central American bird watching mecca...Read More
It is important to take your time before hiring a good pet sitter. Pet sitters are a blessing in disguise if you get the right one. However, if you do not look for one properly you might just end up paying a lot of money that is completely unnecessary. You should make sure that the pet sitter is affordable as well as a quality ...Read More
Dogs and other pets offer us so much. Companionship, protection, stress relief, and love. Not to mention fur balls, messes, and hours spent cleaning. It’s all worth it, of course.
And now it is time to have some fun. Here is a list of all the ways you can tell that you are a proud dog owner.
You know you’re a dog owner if...
Drivers face tons of distractions on the road. Besides the unavoidable distractions that come with driving on the highway or in town, some are self imposed.
There has been a lot of news coverage about distracted drivers using cell phones to call or text while driving. There are even laws to stop it from happening. However, children and ...Read More
The key is to expose your pet to other pets different shapes, sizes, and colors, earlier on his/her puppy years. He will eventually get accustomed to it and chances are when he grows up he won’t be as scared or alarmed when he sees a strange creature in his surroundings. Think about it, if you, out of a sudden, see people walking around yo...Read More
During the months of August, September, and October, 50 shelters across the country will compete to save the lives of at least 300 animals per shelter. The shelters that qualified need to save the lives of at least 300 pets during these three months more than they saved last year during the same time.
Saving the lives of pets includes m...Read More
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
Ever notice how some monkeys look like old men? Or maybe it’s the old men that look like monkeys. Well, you can decide, just look at this picture:
Here is another awesome picture. It always makes me happy. This loving monkey is posing with her feline friend, a white tiger cub. The monkey really seems to enjoy the...Read More
If you have a dog, there is no excuse to be bored. In fact, when you start to feel bored, that is the perfect time to grab a ball and your dog and start playing. Games with your pet can be played indoors and out, no matter what the weather.
We know it can be tough to think of things to do with your dog past fetch and tug-of-war, so here...Read More