Deciding to add a cat or kitten to your family is an important decision. Kittens really are adorable and hard to resist, but there are many considerations to take into account before bringing one home. This is especially true for new, or first time, cat owners.
If you have made the decision or have already brought a cat home, here are a few ...Read More
Every dog is unique. Each one is special. It is true, no two dogs are alike, but there are general characteristics that you can use to help group dogs into personality types. This come in handy when you are looking for a new pet or if you are trying to figure out what to do with your pet.
The Three Type Method
Dogs can be grouped into many ...Read More
Playing with your dog not only keeps your dog active and happy, it also allows you and your dog to bond. The more time you spend together, the happy you both will be. Take half an hour away from the computer or housework and get down on the floor to play with your dog instead.
Young puppies demand attention, but spending quality time with yo...Read More
If you grew up in a home with a pet, you are lucky. From learning responsibility to assisting with social skills, pets offer so many benefits to growing children. Besides the common benefits you may be thinking of, there are a couple of additional benefits that have only recently been scientifically confirmed.
Taking care of ...Read More
Cats are delicate and sensitive animals. They do not adapt so well to new people or places. They hate to be switched over to different places and get used to new faces. If you have a cat at home, leaving them behind is the most difficult thing you can think of. Even if your well-trained cats do not like it when you lea...Read More
How much do you know about how your dog or other four legged pet walks? It turns out, even pet professionals get it wrong. In fact, a study showed that anatomists, taxidermists, and toy designers got it wrong nearly 50 percent of the time.
So, how do four legged animals walk?
If you were quizzed right now on how your pet walked, you would p...Read More
One of the first obstacles a dog owner has to get through is training their new puppy how to walk on a leash. Usually this training is done at the same time as housebreaking and a plethora of other skills and commands. It is a lot of work, to say the least.
Here are a few tips on how to master leash training, inspired by Cesar Millan.
When you are short on cash but want to fill your weekend with some fun, plan a staycation. What is a staycation, you ask?
A staycation is a vacation at home. It is a day or weekend filled with fun vacation type activities that you can your family can do at home. With a little planning, you can have tons of fun right in your own backyard.
Hopefully you are out and about with your dog this summer, enjoying the sun. If you are looking for activities and your dog can partake in together, read Activities For You And Your Dog This Summer or Oh The Places You Can Go With Your Dog This Summer!
Now that you know where to go or what to do with your dog, make sure you do it in style! D...Read More
Our pets are not just our companions, they are a part of our family. It is no wonder, then, why designers and creative homeowners have come up with unique ways to incorporate our pet’s living spaces with our own.
From chairs with built in pet beds, to kitchen islands that also house water and food bowls, there are plenty of ways we can...Read More
Are you looking for something to do with your dog this summer? Maybe a change of scenery or even just a few hours out of the house? Well, we have you covered. From a quick trip to the park to a dog friendly hotel stay, there are a variety of things you can do with your dog this summer.
Go to a local park
Have fun in the great outdoors. ...Read More
Have you ever considered baking a cake for your dog’s birthday? Many dog owners consider their pets to be a part of their family and want to celebrate their special day the way they celebrate their own birthday.
You might still be asking, “Why would you want to celebrate your dog’s birthday?” Well, to ...Read More
Friday June 22, 2012 is Take Your Dog to Work Day! How will you celebrate?
Mission: Founded in 1999, Take Your Dog to Work Day has always had the mission of celebrating the great relationships dogs and humans have. The main goal of this program is to raise awareness of the importance of adoption. There are so many dogs living alone in shelte...Read More
Looking for a place to go this summer and don’t want to leave your dog behind? There are plenty of places your dog will not only be allowed, but welcomed. Here is a general list of destinations. All you have to do is find these spots in your town, or you could plan a vacation around one.
The first destination spot on the list ...Read More
We may love our cats, but we do not love their litter boxes. If you cannot bring yourself to toilet train your furry friend, consider a more stylish option. These six litter boxes are fun and functional. Well, maybe not so much fun, but they certainly do look better than traditional litter boxes.
1. ModKat Litter Box $180 YeePet.com Store
What is the real difference with between the $10 bag of food and a $40 bag of the same size? Actually, there can be lots of differences between the two bags. From the price tag to long term health issues, making and knowing how to make a good choice about your dog’s food is very important.
Where to begin
As a rule of thumb, the cheape...Read More
Adopting or buying a pet is a very important decision that should not be taken lightly. Impulse buying is a major concern in the pet world. Even though that doggie in the pet store window is extremely cute and seems to be begging to go home with you, it is important to consider the impact of such an addition to your household.
1. Time Constr...Read More
It is a myth that we have all heard, and probably believe it, for the most part. It is the myth that dogs age seven years for every one human year. This myth says that a 1-year-old dog will be the equivalent to a 7-year-old human.
This myth is wrong on multiple accounts. If this myth were true, it would mean that humans would r...Read More
Have you ever wondered why dogs walk in circles before they lay down? Or why they sleep so much? We have some answers.
The following is a list of the common sleeping behaviors most dogs exhibit and why they do what they do.
But first, here is a tip - Why you are trying to understand animal behavior, it really helps to think of the value ...Read More
If you are feeling lonely, there is no better cure than the companionship of a dog. Sure friends and family can be comforting, but there is nothing that can match the that feeling you get when you walk through the door to a very happy and excited dog. All they want to do is shower you with unconditional love and affection.
Conversation starte...Read More