A distinctively new market niche in the veterinary sector has recently come up and is on a steady rise, much to the appreciation of dog groomers everywhere: creatively grooming pets for fun or competition. Unlike traditional pet grooming, creative pet grooming incorporates trimming the fur of animals to create a desired design on their coats. Poodles are the favored animals for these creations because of… Continue reading
Most dog lovers are willing to spend a pretty penny to buy the breed of dog that they love the most. But very few would be willing, or able, to spend $582,000 on one dog. Ms Wang, a Chinese citizen who is undoubtedly a millionaire, has done just that, by spending 4 million yuan (about 350,000 British Pounds) on an 18 month old Tibetan Mastiff… Continue reading
A new type of cafe is springing up all around Japan – Cat Cafes. One such cafe is Neko JaLaLa, meaning ‘Cat Time’ in Japanese. Here there are 8 cats on permanent staff who mingle with the customers whilst they sip tea. Neko JaLaLa was started when Mr. Osamu Maeda, an architect, along with his neighbor, came up with a way to educate the public… Continue reading
Every pet owner is afraid that their pet might end up in their local shelter should they escape from their house or yard whilst the owner is away. But, most pet owners find solace in the fact that shelter pets are usually kept safe and sound until they are reunited with each other. However, this may all change in California due to the budget crisis… Continue reading
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dw1U9MfYhJw] This video offers simple clues on how to know whether or not your cat is pregnant; such as pinking, nesting and stopping normal activities that a non-spayed cat will engage in.
Lately, the media has been reporting the proposed changes to health reform for humans, which has resulted in a lot of debate over differing viewpoints. However, although human health is important, so too is the health of our beloved pets and during the month of September the North American Pet Health Insurance Association will be bringing awareness of the health insurance needs of pets to… Continue reading
During the previous year, the Veterinary Pet Insurance Company (VPI) received quite a few bizarre pet health insurance claims, ranging from ingested pacifiers and falling cows. Each month, the weirdest claim was chosen, and now VPI is asking the public to vote on which claim is the most bizarre, by logging on to www.VPIHamboneAward.com. Voting is currently open and will end on 14 September 2009.… Continue reading
Capricorn (December 22 – January 20) As the season start to change in September, the Capricorn pet will become increasingly energetic. As the days become shorter it will be far too convenient for owners to want to forgo taking their dog out for an evening walk. Do not give in to this temptation; dogs need as much exercise as they can get. For those who… Continue reading