How to Choose the Right Toy for Your Dog

Every dog owner knows the value of a good dog toy. But do you know how to choose the right toy for your dog? Never confuse a dog toy with being a luxury item for your dog. Dog toys are vital to the physical and emotional wellbeing of your dog. Dog toys are able to keep a dog happy, mentally stimulated and also help burn off excess energy. There are so many toys to choose from in the pet store… Continue reading

Is Your Personality Reflected In The Breed Of Your Dog?

It is common knowledge that every dog breed is as different and unique as all the different dog-loving people there are in this world. However, there are a few common personality traits that dog owners share with their dogs, and, if you are considering buying or adopting a dog in the near future, you should seriously consider these traits to make sure that you find the perfect match, or to enhance your current relationship with your dog. According to the… Continue reading

The Best Pet Friendly Airlines

Quite recently Petfinder.com did a survey on the best pet friendly airlines in the USA for 2009. Here are their results: 1. Continental – Safety First The best rated airline was Continental for its PetSafe program. This program has a 24hour Live Animal Desk (1-800-575-3335) that will track your pet from its departing city to its arrival city. Although Continental’s pet program does cost a bit more than other airlines, it is climate controlled and has extra room for carriers… Continue reading

June is National Pet Micro Chipping Month

The UK’s Kennel Club is celebrating National Micro Chipping Month this June and is making it out to be a campaign that both encourages and promotes responsible pet ownership through micro chipping pets. The USA should follow their UK counterparts and also acknowledge June as National Pet Micro Chipping Month. Owning a pet is a huge responsibility that equals a commitment to your pet for this rest of his or her life. Part of that responsibility is to make sure… Continue reading

Tarra the Elephant and Bella the Dog: Best Friends Forever!

Everyone knows that true friendship knows no boundaries. The same holds true for best friends Tarra and Bella. However, what is unique about their friendship is that Tarra is an 8,700 pound Asian elephant and Bella is a mixed breed dog! Both animals live at the Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tennessee, where every elephant roams around in two’s; usually with another elephant at their side. But not Tarra! Her best friend is a dog. Co-Founder of the Elephant Sanctuary, Carol… Continue reading

Doggie Rentals

Did you know that there are more than 44 million dog owners living in the USA? Did you also know that there are millions upon millions of dogs that are currently living out their lives in animal shelters across the US? There is also an equal number of dog-loving people living in the USA who do not own a dog simply because they don’t have the time to walk, groom or clean up after a dog on a 24 hour… Continue reading

The Color of a Cat Can Determine Their Personality

Cat Fanciers, Veterinarians, Animal Behaviorists and Cat Owners can all attest to the fact that after a careful examination of feline genetics, a very strong connection between the color of a cat’s fur and her personality. Gray Tabby Cats Today’s domesticated cats descended from one, small group of African wildcats, who domesticated themselves roughly 10,000 years ago. These cats were all gray tabby cats that resemble the African wildcats of found in the wild today. Feral cats that are found… Continue reading

Losing a Beloved Pet

It is the moment that every pet owner dreads: when their beloved, lifelong pet companion dies. This is never an easy process and pet owners will go through the same stages of grief for the pet as they would for a human loved one. Five Stage of Grief 1. Shock and Denial The pet’s owner has not yet accepted their pet’s death and feels as if everything is moving in a surreal state of being. 2. Anger Bereaved pet owners… Continue reading

Your Pet’s Horoscope for June 2009

CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 20) During the month of June, Capricorn pet owners should pay very close attention to their pets. You will need to be quite attuned to the needs of your pets so that you can make the best decisions for them. Try not to worry about the issues that are behind your pet’s behavior , whether it is physical, emotional or a health concern, try instead to focus on how best to make your pet feel… Continue reading

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