Almost a year ago, a two-year-old black cat named Oscar was caught in a combine harvester and lost his back paws. Unable to walk except for feebly dragging himself forward, his day-to-day quality of life would have been severely reduced, possibly to the point of making euthanasia the best course of action. But a veterinary surgeon from London na...Read More
The World Cup is going on at the moment, but there’s no reason that the soccer fever must be exclusive to humans. The international version football is a sport that can be enjoyed just as much by canines as well.
The rules for dog soccer, however, are much less strict than for humans. The idea is simply that your dog gets pleasure out of pu...Read More
A recent segment on Good Morning America by “ Pet Doctor “ Marty Becker discussed a significant but unseen problem with the lives of pets in modern society-- boredom. This stems largely from the fact that dogs and cats evolved as predators who spent most of their days hunting for food. But most pets just receive their food in a saf...Read More
When browsing my local Petco with Penny, I caught sight of a display of dog clothes separate from the aisle full of petticoats and smoking jackets. Upon further investigation, I discovered it was clothes for a dog that plays sports.
Where there were little pink sneakers in the other aisle, here there were water boots to protec...Read More
May 2nd through May 8 is National Pet Week in the United States of America. Started in 1981 by the AVMA ( American Veterinary Medical Association ), the goal of the week is to increase public awareness of the importance of responsible pet ownership. The organization offers information and materials so that any community can celebrate National Pe...Read More
Holidays specific to animals always make it harder for parents to resist buying their children a new pet. For Easter, this obviously means live bunnies as gifts. And as with most cases of holiday pet impulse purchases, this means most of the animals will not work out for the families and end up being dropped off at shelters, where they will like...Read More
Are you looking for an exotic pet? Something that your friends and neighbors do not have? Something that will bring some extra zip and excitement into your life? If a dog, cat, bunny, or turtle does not quite do it for you, then just what will?
Most homes and apartments can just not support (or be legally allowed) to h...Read More
Fashion Dogs is a fun, vibrant celebration of the animal we hold closest to our hearts. A dog craze has taken hold of America - spas, day camps, ranches, and retreats are popping up from New York to California. The image of man's best friend dutifully carrying slippers to his owner has been replaced by the pampered pooch, a well-groomed, s...Read More
If you are a dog owner, you don’t need to be convinced that your relationship with your canine companion is beneficial to you both. After more than 14,000 years of human beings keeping dogs as pets, there is no question that owning a dog must have benefits for both parties. Today, almost 40% of Australians and 37% of Americans enjoy these ...Read More
Taking walks with your dog everyday, either in the morning or afternoon, is both beneficial for you and your canine companion. Why? There are many reasons why taking your dog out for a walk is so important.
1). People with dogs are seen as more approachable.
2). Dogs are good conversation starters.
3). Stroking your dog is a...Read More
For a fun way to exercise yourself and your dog, consider a bike ride. It's an especially good activity during the Fall months. But keep in mind that your dog probably has no idea what a bike is, or what it does. That's why at least one training session is essential before you take off.
We trained our 9-year old bl...Read More
It's fall now; the leaves are changing, the weather is cooling off, and now is a great time to bond with your pet!
The summer heat has died down and the winter chill hasn't arrived yet, so get outdoors. A great way to take advantage of the autumn weather is to go hiking with your dog. You and your pet w...Read More
Good Afternoon Yeepets!
Today we are taking a walk around Downtown Los Angeles to find some more Dog friendly areas. With the addition of the doggie park at Pershing Square, about half an acre, there are now more grassy areas to take your pooch. Although Bruna seemed to enjoy herself immensly, she had to be kept on a leash which cra...Read More
Could you ever imagine your dog surfing the waves like a professional surfer? Well, dogs are actually doing just this thing!
During the dog days of summer, the 4th annual Surf Dog Surf-a-Thon took place in North Beach (aka Dog Beach), California. It was quite a site to see, because from the pictures, it looks like the dogs really got into th...Read More
If you live or are visiting in NYC there are plenty of spots to take your pet for some playtime. NYC has so much going on, it's nice to know which dog parks are waiting and available to you - check these out, and hopefully make a few your favorite place to hang out, play and let your dog run and have a grand time.
Well, here I am one day, not that long ago. Sitting on Facebook, checking my page. Seeing what all my friends are up too lately, and what do I see but this picture, next to her daughter's picture. Explaining of how her daughter had to have surgery, bless her little soul. As well as how her poor pug Sir Wallace had broken his l...Read More
I went to the zoo recently, and the lion was rolling around the same way that my cat at home rolls around. It was so cute.
Does that mean my cat is like this lion, or is this lion like my cat?
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Cats have got it tough sometimes. Generally, they can go outside, or they can't. If you and your cat happen to live in a big city and you don't have a yard, your cat will spend his or her life looking out the window, wondering what is going on in the world outside the apartment walls.
Some cats don't mind this. Our Maine Coon,...Read More
My cats are always up to something. On the crazy days, Bella is growling and hissing at Oliver for something, Lily is ripping through the house and knocking things off of my desk and Oliver keeps putting his stinky bum in my face. The only reason why I put up with them is because I love them to pieces and they make me laugh. However, I still lik...Read More
Dog on It: A Chet and Bernie Mystery by Spencer Quinn is a new twist on the classic detective novel. This time the story is told from the point-of-view of the detective's dog. Chet is an almost K-9 graduate (“I'd been the best leaper in K-9 class, which had led to all the trouble in a way I couldn't remember exactly, although blood w...Read More