Painting Pets!

Everyone knows about the artistic talents of Elephants and Dolphins, but did you know that dogs and cats are artistic as well? Take 3 year old Ziggy for example: a rescued Pekingese with an affinity for creating his own paintings. Ziggy uses his teeth to hold a paint brush that has been modified with a paper towel roll as a larger handle. He then dips the bristles onto a paint pallet with a little help from his owner Elizabeth Monacelli,… Continue reading

What You Need to Know About Dogs and Immunizations

The immunization of puppies and adult dogs is mandated by laws and regulations, which are necessary to prevent diseases associated with high communicability and/or mortality. Modern animal vaccines are considered to be safe and adverse reactions to vaccines are not common; however, controversy exists concerning the number of vaccines necessary to prevent illness and frequency of boosters. Since veterinarians are not required to notify regulating authorities or vaccine manufacturers of adverse reactions, it is impossible to determine the number of… Continue reading

How NOT to Lose your Fingers…whilst Saving your Dog’s Life

A loving dog owner recently lost the tip of his finger whilst trying to help his chocking dog. Whilst playing fetch with his chocolate Labrador, Nick, Bob Larsen suddenly noticed that the dog was chocking on the ball. “He loves to play ball so we were in the front yard playing ball this morning and just a split second he swallowed the ball, which is about the size of a tennis ball”, said Larsen. Whilst on the way to a… Continue reading

What’s in a Name?

One of the best aspects of owning a cat or dog is getting to choose your pet’s name. For years, people have thought that ‘Fido’ was the perfect name for a dog and ‘Kitty’ was the perfect name for a cat. Well, times have changed and so have the names of pets. In January, The Veterinary Pet Insurance Company (VPI) surveyed more than 466,000 insured pets in their database, and released a listing of the most popular dog and cat… Continue reading

Tea Cup Kitten Anyone?

Everyone knows about Tea Cup puppies, but did you know that there are Tea Cup kittens too? These tiny kittens will grow to be around 3 to 6 pounds for the female and 3 to 7 pounds for the male, and come in a variety of breeds. Tea cup kittens can be quite expensive and most breeders have a very long waiting list. Tea Cup breeders set their price on two factors: the kittens predicated adult size and how closely… Continue reading

Plastic Surgery for Pets!

Does your dog have droopy eyelids? Or excessive folds of skin? Does your dog have a nice, white smile? If not, then perhaps you should take a look at pet plastic surgery! It’s all the rage in Brazil! In keeping up with Brazil’s affinity for plastic surgery, Edgado Brito, a Doberman breeder and Veterinarian with over 20 years of experience, adapts human plastic surgery techniques for use on pets. Brito has performed a few thousand plastic surgeries and keeps abreast… Continue reading

How to choose the perfect doggie day care

Do you work long hours every day? Or perhaps you feel guilty about not playing more with your dog or taking him out for walks so that he can get lots of exercise? Have you considered a doggie day care facility? With a doggie day care there is now no reason to feel guilty; in fact, you should be quite happy! Such a facility allows your dog to run around and play all day long with other dogs his same… Continue reading

Is Pet Health Insurance Really Necessary?

Nearly 5% of all pet owners in the United States of America carry health insurance for their pets. Since pet health insurance can be quite costly, you should first mull over the various pet health insurance policies that are available, including the cost and coverage for your pet. According to the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association, the typical dog owner spends $800 per year on veterinary care, whilst the typical cat owner spends about $500 per year. It therefore makes… Continue reading

Tattooed Cats All The Rage In Russia!

It seems that in Russia, tattoos are going to the cats! Oksana Popova decided to celebrate the ‘interesting times’ that currently surround Russia by having a picture of Tutankhamun tattoed onto her Sphynx cat, Mickey. Mickey, a rare Canadian Hairless breed, also known as a Sphynx, had to undergo three hours of anesthesia, whilst tattoo artist, Anatoly Keksel, owner of TattoonHamon Tattoo Parlor in Russia, carefully tattooed the Tutankhamun onto Mickey’s chest under the watchful gaze of Mickey’s owner, Oksana.… Continue reading

March Pet Horoscope

Do you want to know what’s in the Stars for your Pet this month? Well read on to find out!ARIES (March 21 – April 20) Those pets that are born under the sign of Aries may now be ready for a change and could even stop eating their favorite treat. They could also be more willing to try something new, such as a new food or treat. Even taking their medicine will be easier! Since they are so open to… Continue reading

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