Celebrities have the extra cash to pamper their pets with snakeskin dog collars, designer doggie salon visits and luxury hotel rooms. The rest of us need to be a bit more creative when we want to pamper our pooches. A little bit of time-and a little bit of money-can go a long way if you want to make your pet feel like the top dog.
People will do just about anything for their dogs - feed them gourmet treats, buy them fancy sweaters and raincoats to protect them from the elements – and throw them birthday parties or Bark Mitzvahs. Yes, Bark Mitzvahs, the animal counterpart to the traditional Jewish coming of age ceremony for 13 year ...Read More
Hugh Hefner's "Runaway Bride" Crystal Harris & Charlie
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The ultra-cute Cavalier King Charles breed has lots of admirers, including Playboy czar Hugh Hefner and his “runaway bride” Crystal Harris. When Hef’s 25-year old fiancé reneged on their marriage plans,...Read More
Cats star in a large percentage of reposted videos on Facebook, but videos and DVDs for cats are less-publicized. Felines may be near the top of the viral video heap, but once in awhile, they might like to sit back and view a good video instead. DVDs (and before that, VHS tapes) for cats have been around for a few decades ...Read More
The Cavalier King Charles, a descendant of toy spaniel breeds of the 16th century, is a wide-eyed cutie who enjoys being around people. The Cavalier King Charlesis named after King Charles II of England. King Charles admired the toy spaniel and they followed him around during his daily routine. Breeding cha...Read More
Affenpinschers , known as “monkey terriers” are scrappy, wiry-haired canines, first bred in Germany. These energetic dogs have a quizzical, monkey-like face and a somewhat stubborn demeanor. Agile and quick to learn, they can be trained easily by a patient owner or handler. Affens are fun, curious...Read More
It’s almost New Year’s Eve, and while you’re working on your own resolutions, jot down a few ways you can make your cat’s life a tad more pleasant in 2012. Chances are you already spoil your kitty (and some of us really overdo it), but every cat owner can find a few areas in their cat care regime that need improvem...Read More
Pet stores and websites pay a lot of attention to green, eco-friendly ideas for dog and cat owners, but there’s scant info on eco-trends for aquarists. Tropical fish owners who want to maintain a healthy ecologically safe tank for their pets and help the environment on a larger scale can do so in a number of ways.
Red Marlboro Discus
Discus, large freshwater cichlids that originate in the Amazon, have a lateral compressed body, in some ways similar to the Olympic discus non-aquarists think of when they hear the name. The discus fish comes in many ...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
Gold Marble Angelfish (Freshwater)
Angelfish belong to the Cichlidae family of freshwater fish and their saltwater relatives belong to the Pomacanthidae family. These colorful, triangular-shaped creatures are an attractive addition to you...Read More
Thanksgiving can be a stressful time for the family pet, with all the extra people and commotion descending upon their space. While you reconnect with family and indulge in food, football and spirited conversation, remember to include your pet in the festivities. There are a few precautions you can take to ensure that yo...Read More
If your cat is skittish, finicky or prone to health problems, even the most pristine brand of store-bought holistic cat food may not be adequate for his needs. A homemade diet tailored to a cat’s individual temperament is often preferable to commercial products. Preparing homemade meals for your cat doesn’t take that much extr...Read More
Mark Twain, pool table and kitten
Writing is a solitary profession, so it’s no wonder that many famous authors throughout history have enjoyed the company of a cat (or two or three) as they labored at the computer, typewriter or composed with pen and paper. Here are a few writers who shared their workspace with a f...Read More
There are almost 60 million stray and feral cats in the United States, with the number growing everyday. Some cats are truly feral or wild animals while others are lost cats that have strayed too far from home.
Feral cats are domestic cats that have reverted back to their ancestors’ natural, predatory state.They have ...Read More
We’ve all seen pictures of pet dogs and cats that are so unusual looking they make us laugh or squirm, but what about fish and amphibians? In the slippery world of salamanders, the axolotl or Ambystoma mexicanum, wins the quirky-looks category hands down. Originally descending from Xochimilco and the defunct Chalco, two lakes south...Read More
It might be fun to look at photos of obese cats on YouTube, but if you really think about it, extra weight on a cat is unhealthy. It impedes quality of life for our feline friends, even if they are relatively healthy despite the extra weight.
It’s not surprising that so many cats are overweight. It’s...Read More
Owen Wilson, Jack Black and Steve Martin star as three birders on a quest in The Big Year.
Big marquee movies about dogs, cats and horses have flooded cineplexes for years. Now birdwatchers (birders for short) can claim the first major-market film about their hobby. The Big Year, an inspirational comedy about a trio of ...Read More
Oct 14 is the Be Bald and Free Day. This was conceived by Wellcat Holiday & Herbs to honor folks who are bald, either by chance or choice. After all, there’s enough attention heaped upon the long-tressed populace. Why not devote a day to hairless people – and even hairless pets. While most of us...Read More
Brine shrimps eggs are tiny as grains of sand.
What are brine shrimp?
Brine shrimp (Artemia salina), found in Utah’s Salt Lakes and the San Francisco Bay, are a popular live food used by fish hobbyists. While pet stores sell live and freeze-dried brine shrimp, brine eggs that can be culti...Read More