The dog’s nose. No matter how annoying it can be, it is hard to resist. Despite being right in front of your face, there are still many myths surrounding this useful organ.
Your dog’s nose does more than smell. It aids in keeping you dog cool and also acts as a filter that can stop the chemicals in the air from entering the body....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
It’s that time of year. The holidays are coming. ‘Tis the season for burning food in the oven, Christmas tree fires, and other holiday hazards.
When it comes to the unknown, it is not easy to be prepared. No one knows when a fire might rip through their home (unless they set one intentionally, that is) or when a natural disa...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
Wondering where to leave your pet during the day when you can’t be there for them? You no longer have to worry as there are several doggie daycare centres all over the country. We are sure you will find one in and around your area as well. All you need to do is log on to the Internet and find out where the doggie daycare ...Read More
Pet sitting is a fantastic opportunity when it comes to leaving your pet and going away for some time. Pet sitters are people who will care for your pet when you want them to. They are professionals who know exactly what to do with your pet and how to handle them. They are well trained and can face any kind of emergency situati...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
A yarn store called Skeinz in Napier, New Zealand, is requesting some help from the knitting experts of the world: please knit some tiny sweaters! No, they’re not trying to clothe the fairy population, they are assisting wildlife treatment experts in saving the area’s penguin inhabitants from the dangerous aftermath of a terrible oil...Read More
When a dog gets loose, a few things can happen. The pet can wander around the neighborhood and then return safely to the home, sometimes without the owners even knowing. Or the dog can be hit by a car and injured or killed. The dog can also be picked up by the authorities.
Animal control officers are charged with the job o...Read More
Rocky Mountains, Colorado, 2006 – a beloved calico cat named Willow was frightened by the chaos and noise of the renovations taking place in her family’s home. She took advantage of the comings and goings of the workers to run away. Flash forward to September, 2011, when a New York City animal shelter received this sweet kitty, only ...Read More
Since 2003, the Humane Society has documented 22 incidences involving exotic animals attacking and even killing humans. There are 8 states that do not regulate exotic animal ownership, and one of those states is Ohio, the scene of the latest incident.
On the evening of Tuesday, October 18, 2011, Terry Thompson of Zanesville, OH, freed his 56...Read More
Does anyone have some memories to share from your previous dogs? I’ll love to hear from you. One of my previous dog (Cookie) hated frogs & cats. He loved to wear my reading glasses & each time I wanted to grab them he turned his head. I believe Cookie thought he was human ha ha. He didn’t sit like a dog & he loved watching TV. He had...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
The world’s most popular pets may not be dogs, cats, or any real animal. Instead, they may be the Angry Birds, the spherical fowl from the incredibly popular mobile game. And the birds’ creator, Rovio Entertainment, is getting closer and closer to becoming a publicly traded company thanks to the Birds’ success.
Churches have long been established as a place of support and solace for human beings. However, many religious communities are expanding their outreach to the animal kingdom. Several pet ministries have sprung out of existing churches, and have even worked animals into their regular sermons.
The benefits pet ministries provide ...Read More
While not a pet in any conventional sense, people around the world came to love Pete the Moose, the Vermont ungulate who received a gubernatorial pardon when he became the center of a swirling controversy over the treatment of wild animals in domestic situations in 2009.
Pete the Moose was mauled by dogs when he was only five days old. Badly ...Read More
The Selkirk Rex is an extremely striking breed, as one of the few types of cat with curly hair. Selkirks come in longhaired and shorthaired varieties, but all cats in the breed carry the gene for wooly fur. This unique coat is obviously curled on a newborn Selkirk kitten, and while it flattens out a bit as they grow, it eventually returns to ...Read More
The American Humane Association has declared October Adopt-A-Dog month, a chance to educate and celebrate the role that our rescued canine friends play in our lives. It’s also a unique chance for those of us with more room in our hearts to bring home a pup that desperately needs one.
There are so many reasons to bring a new dog friend i...Read More
Humanity’s obsession with cats has reached a new level of bizarre intensity. Not only are cats a cherished icon, but even their hair has become a source for home crafts. Crafting with cat hair has become a surprising trend in Japan, and is now making its way across the Pacific.
The original cat hair crafter was Tokyo-born...Read More
October is a busy month. There are lots of contests, Halloween is coming, and it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Many cities and towns are “going pink” this month in order to raise public awareness of this type of cancer.
Living in Connecticut, I am especially aware of this cause. My state has the second highest rate of ne...Read More