The Recession and Your Pets

Lately, everyone is feeling the tight pinch of their money during the worldwide recession that we are all currently in. The good news, however, is that the pet industry seems to be doing quite well for itself, especially in terms of luxury goods and gourmet pet foods. The pet industry, according to the American Pet Products Association, grew by an astonishing $2 billion in 2008 and is predicted to do $45 billion in sales in 2009. In 1994, that sales… Continue reading

The Rise of Natural Pet Care: Similar to the Natural Health Movement for Humans

Examining history is often a good way to predict the future. In the last decade, millions of people have turned to natural remedies to improve their health. They were tired of the traditional medical approach that rarely seems to get to the root of a health issue. Popularity of Natural Remedies Has Soared If you’re in a room of 100 people, you’ll discover that about 70% of them have. About half of these people will say that the reason they… Continue reading

Managing Multiple Cats

Overview Cats are territorial animals, but they can and do get along with other cats. In fact, many cats enjoy the company of other felines once they get used to the idea. While some cats will never get along, most cats find a way to peacefully coexist in the same household. Introducing a New Cat into Your Household When you bring a new cat into a home that already has a resident feline, keep in mind that initially, the cat… Continue reading

Cat-astrophic Falls!

Recently the Center for Disease Control and Prevention released a report that stated that nearly 86,629 people in the US visit the emergency room after taking a fall caused by their pets and their belongings. That equals out to be 240 emergency room trips per day, and less than 1% of the 8 million visits for falls for all reasons. In order to conclude these numbers CDC investigators researched emergency room data from 2001 to 2006 using the National Electronic… Continue reading


From the 28th of February to the 1st of March 2009, Orlando held its first ever Doglympics!Teena Patel, founder and CEO of the University of Doglando, was the organizer for this spectacular doggie event that had dogs of all ages and sizes competing against each other in flying disc competitions, potato sack races and other exciting events. But this Doglympics was not just for the athlete dog! There were events for both doggie novices and serious doggie competitors too. Teena… Continue reading

Pet Illness Detectives

It has long been known that our pets provide us with lots of love and companionship. But did you know that some pets can also provide us with illness detecting services too? Dogs that have an acute sense of smell and awareness have been known to detect lung, breast and skin cancer in patients before a proper medical diagnosis has been made. Support Dogs is a UK based charitable organization that has provided over 45 seizure alert dogs to epileptics.… Continue reading

A Different Kind of Swiss Bank Account

Last week, Kelley Davis went to her bank in Apex, North Carolina, to deposit money that she had been saving only to realize that the money was not in her pocket. Through a rigorous process of elimination, Kelley discovered that her 2-year-old greater Swiss mountain dog, Augie, had deposited her money into his own Swiss bank account – his stomach! Kelley and her family were trying to save up as much money as they could; even clipping newspaper coupons to… Continue reading

Caboodle Cat Ranch

Craig Grant didn’t like cats. But when his son moved out of the house and asked Craig to take care of his cat, Pepper, for him, Craig couldn’t refuse. As Craig started to suffer from Empty Nest Syndrome, the relationship he hand with Pepper grew stronger and stronger. Although this surprised Craig, it also delighted him. By the time Pepper gave birth to five kittens, Craig had fallen in love with the feline charisma and decided to keep all the… Continue reading

Iditarod 2009

The 2009 Iditarod race has come to an end with three time winner, Lance Mackey, racing through the finish line in Nome, Alaska, at 11.38am on Wednesday, 18 March.This dog sled race has also been called ‘The Last Great Race On Earth’ and pits man and dog against Mother Nature during a 1150 mile race over diverse Alaskan terrain from Anchorage to Nome. The Iditarod Trail is now a National Historic Trail, receiving such status after being used by sled… Continue reading

Pups and Parvovirus – A Lethal Combination

Oprah Winfrey is well known for her love of dogs and on her show on 6 March 2009, she announced that not only had she adopted Sadie, a Cocker Spaniel puppy from the Pets Are Worth Saving (PAWS) Shelter in Chicago, but that she was also contemplating adopting one of Sadie’s brothers as well. True to her word, Oprah did indeed adopt Ivan and brought him home to be with his sister, Sadie. Sadly though, Ivan died last week after… Continue reading

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