Are you single? Feeling lonely? Just need a hug? It turns out having a pet can be as good as having a human partner when it comes to receiving the benefits of companionship.
A simple hug can do wonders for your mental health. The touch and embrace of another living thing releases oxytocin, a relaxation hormone that also helps lo...Read More
Ladies, do you sometimes feel neglected by your boyfriends because they have a special bond with their dog that you can’t seem to break? Guys, is your ladies’ cat driving you up the wall?
While such things might be taboo to admit to or even seem irrational on some level, these kinds of feelings are quite common in new relations...Read More
A trip to the great outdoors is nothing short of heaven for the domestic dog, an animal whose spirit of adventure has been all but immune to the domestication process. Having your dog along for a camping trip can make the excursion even more fun and exciting, but it also brings added responsibilities and with them, potential stressors. Here ar...Read More
Cats and dogs are known not to get along with each other…often forcing people to choose between either getting a one over the other. But is it possible that cats and dogs will get along?
The answer, it seems, is yes. According to a recent study, for cats and dogs to coexist with eachother in harmony, cats must be adopted first and the...Read More
Spring and summer are always a great time to start up a fresh water (or salt water) aquarium. Supplies are plentiful and it is a great time to find new deliveries of fish and plant life at your local pet and aqaurium supply store.
If you’re looking at setting up an aquarium, then you need to know ...Read More
There are many things to consider when bringing a dog or cat into your home. Do you want a playful dog that will be able to go jogging with you or would you prefer a more laid back cat that can be left alone for long periods of time? Here is a quick checklist to help you figure it out.
*Keep in mind that while general breed...Read More
>How Do I Help Prevent Animal Abuse?
Step 1: Evaluate the Situation
Maybe it only looks like neglect. Look more closely at different times of day.
Maybe the food and water bowls are kept inside, away from bugs and freezing temperatures. Maybe your neighbor goes to work at 3 a.m. and feeds the dog then. ...Read More
Buying a cat tree as unique as your cat can be very expensive these days. With people pinching their pennies still, you can make your pennies stretch by making your own cat tree. And if you are particularly handy with cutting boards and constructing things, this can also be a fun weekend project.
I found these instructions after looking throu...Read More
Hello all my fellow dog lovers;
I am going to share with all of you a experience that, I have had being the owner of a Rat Terrier. Even though, I never checked around before, I decided to bring another Rat Terrier into my home, I just thought that, for the most part dogs will eventually, bond and run together. This was truly ...Read More
Dog and cat owners know how much love and affection pets have and show them. There’s no shortage of stories about amazing pets or pets with special abilities. Here is a list of some of the most heartwarming and inspirational books with a brief description to help you pick out the books you should put on your list.
A feral cat is an undomesticated cat born in the wild. They may be lost or abandoned pets who adjusted to the wild. These tend to be more difficult to socialize and some may never adapt to pet-life and living with people. A feral cat is not the same as a stray cat. Feral cats are born from lost or abandoned domestic cats or other feral cats th...Read More
You love your boyfriend or girlfriend, and you also love your pet. But what happens when they don't love each other? You hate to give up either one of them, but their unease around each other definitely causes extra stress in your life. You can help them get used to each other, but remember not to get frustrated because it migh...Read More
We got Reeg-r back in 1999, when he was just a puppy. As you can see from his pictures, he was an adorable puppy. He looked like a little butterball.
On our first Christmas with him, he was running around the yard and playing with anything that he would find. We had bought him a bunch of toys, but it seemed that he would end up play...Read More
I was hanging out with my two older sisters when one of them snottily ask me "Does Alpha look away when you look at him?" Ofcourse he does but wait I just remember two hours ago he stared at me for a good 30 minutes after I sprayed him with the flea spray. He sat in one corner and moved to another spot and stared at me with anger. I didn't think...Read More
When I was a child, my grandparents owned a menagerie of animals. (Raising six kids who all loved animals and brought home anything without a home, you can see how they acquired so many. Even with their kids grown and out of the house, the menagerie, though losing and gaining members over the years, persisted.) Anyway, ...Read More
In just a few weeks I'll be the proud mama of an 8 week old Boxer. I'm trying to get my house "Puppy-proof". I need to get all her stuff; crate, bed, collar, leash, bowls, food, toys and doggy gate. My daughter didn't think it was fair to give her hand-me-downs from my other dog. Besides, she's a girl and deserves new things. I also need to fix ...Read More
Just ask my kids, “Who’s the most spoiled out of all of them?” They’ll answer, “The dog”.
As a child, I was bitten by my Aunt’s pekingese. I was terrified of all dogs, especially little ones. I just knew they were all out to get me. I was about 4 years old at the time. At 5 years of age,...Read More
A few days ago, my landlady, her granddaughter in tow, stopped by my house to talk to my husband and me about a few things. We put our dogs in the backyard out of courtesy to our guests, but toward the end of our meeting, she asked if she could leave out the back door, which gave her easier access to her car than going out the front. “Sure...Read More
If my dog Boss could talk, I’m pretty sure he would tell me that this is the dog park etiquette:
1. We will all sniff each other. The humans will all think it’s inappropriate how much we sniff each other, but we’ll still do it anyway.
2. If your human brought treats and ...Read More
This is Ariel. Don't let that shining smile fool you, she's not all that innocent.
I never meant to adopt her. My cat, Panther, who I'd had for 11 years had recently died, and my boyfriend at the time took it a little too hard. The next day he went to every animal shelter in town and picked out about ...Read More