≡ Menu

4 Real Examples of Psychic Pooch Powers

dogpsychic

Do you ever feel like your dog is reading your mind? Or that they can tell when you’re stressed or sad, and make it a point to come cuddle with you? Have you been told by a family member that your dog was already getting excited several minutes before you even got home? There are numerous such stories of dog behaviors that owners attribute to “psychic” abilities, although there obviously hasn’t been much (or any) proof to substantiate those claims. However, dogs are actually known for having a few pretty concrete examples of what you could technically consider “psychic” tendencies. Keep the following list in mind the next time your dog is desperately trying to tell you something:

[click to continue…]

Share and Enjoy:
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks
  • email
  • Print
{ 2 comments }

Tips to Prevent Pet Theft

sadstolen

Let’s face it: our world can be a scary place sometimes, and it is our job to be very careful and aware of what is happening around us. It is difficult enough to ensure that our family members, our friends, and ourselves are safe; let alone worrying about our beloved pet being stolen! Having your pet stolen is a terrible thought void of all logic and sensibility, but it is a harsh reality that we must stay informed about. While pet theft has always been a risk, the American Kennel Club reports that petnappings continue to be on the rise. The reason for this dramatic increase is unknown, but the numbers make one thing very clear, it is absolutely essential that you learn how to protect your pet: [click to continue…]

Share and Enjoy:
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks
  • email
  • Print
{ 1 comment }

How To Get Your Dog to Stop Chasing Cats

dogchasingcat3

If you are a devoted, animal-obsessed, pet-lover like me – then you probably have several dogs as well as several cats. If that is the case, then you may have also had similar problems with them co-existing harmoniously due to the whole “dogs chase cats” thing. It can be difficult enough to get dogs to inhabit the same space without acting jealous or protective and getting into little scuffles, let alone adding a cat or kitten to the mix! But first, why do dogs chase cats anyway? [click to continue…]

Share and Enjoy:
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks
  • email
  • Print
{ 0 comments }

8 Harmful Dog Food Ingredients to Avoid

dogfood3

Skepticism is good – you never know what kind of toxic additives are hidden in your dog’s food!

It’s no secret to pet owners that many popular brand name dog foods are absolutely horrible; which shouldn’t be too hard to believe, considering the awful food that we humans ingest ourselves. Ranging from unhealthy to harmful, most ingredients found in many mainstream dog food brands can cause many different health complications – in the short term as well as the long term. In fact, most of the ingredients are just pointless “fillers” like cellulose (wood pulp) that has no nutritional value; but that isn’t even the worst of them. In a world where it seems that processed foods dominate the grocery store shelves, it shouldn’t be a surprise that common companies that manufacture so-called “healthy” dog foods, have less than desirable ingredients in it for your beloved furbaby to ingest. We don’t want to point any fingers at specific brands or anything, but here are harmful, toxic, and all-around unnecessary additives to look out for in your dog’s food: [click to continue…]

Share and Enjoy:
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks
  • email
  • Print
{ 19 comments }

Why Pet Owners Are the Best People Ever

petowner

Are you a pet lover? Are you obsessed with animals? Do people think you’re crazy because of your devotion to creatures who have more than two legs? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you’re in good company! While many people claim to love animals, only pet owners truly understand the impact that non-human companions can have on your life. Not saying that we are better than people who don’t own pets , but here are some ways that pet owners are awesome people (DISCLAIMER: this article may be slightly biased since I myself am a devoted pet lover): [click to continue…]

Share and Enjoy:
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks
  • email
  • Print
{ 0 comments }

embarrasseddog2

“Don’t judge me, you do WAY weirder stuff…”

How often do you find yourself wondering what your pet is doing, and why they are doing it? I personally ask my dogs and cats – out loud, mind you – “What are you doing?” and “Why are you doing that?” several times a day. Obviously the actions of animals are extremely different than humans, and although we have come to understand many of our pets’ quirks, there are some things that just make absolutely no sense. Here’s a few things that are pretty strange and seemingly pointless: [click to continue…]

Share and Enjoy:
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks
  • email
  • Print
{ 5 comments }

International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day Recipes!

dogbiscuitsFebruary 23rd is International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day, so what better way to celebrate than to bake some homemade goodies for your pup? If you’re too busy (or lazy) to make any treats, you could check out our selection of dog biscuits, but you should really give one of these recipes a try. After all, your dog gives so much love and loyalty to you, they deserve some homemade delicacies baked with love! Also, any day can be a day to appreciate dog biscuits – whether your dog is enjoying eating them, or you are enjoying baking them. Try one of these taste-tested, dog-approved recipes: [click to continue…]

Share and Enjoy:
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks
  • email
  • Print
{ 2 comments }

Crate Training Benefits You and Your Dog!

dogcrate2When adopting a new dog into your family, you may be tempted to immediately snuggle, cuddle, and spoil it upon its arrival. This is understandable, since dogs are adorable and lovable beyond belief – but you should strongly consider crate-training as soon as possible to avoid potential chaos down the road. You may think that crate-training is “cruel” or “sad” especially if you’ve tried it, only to have the poor pooch crying and whimpering endlessly. The truth is, that crate-training is anything but sad and cruel; it actually is an immense comfort and convenience for both you and your dog. Here’s why you should buy one and crate train your dog ASAP: [click to continue…]

Share and Enjoy:
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks
  • email
  • Print
{ 19 comments }

Why You Should Spay or Neuter Your Pet

Close-up of a Golden Retriever puppy sticking its tongue out

“Neuter me before I become a parent, please! I don’t wanna deal with that, and neither do you!”

Everyone reading this blog should know what spaying and neutering is, especially if they have seen “The Price is Right” at any time in the past. At the end of the game show, its host Bob Barker famously ended every episode by urging the viewers, “Help control the pet population, have your pets spayed or neutered.” This is very great advice, because it does in fact help control the pet population – which has gotten extremely out of control in the last few decades. Each year, millions of pets (the majority of them cats and dogs) are euthanized in shelters all over the country due to the overwhelming amount of stray, feral, and abandoned animals. Crammed to capacity, many shelters deem it necessary to use euthanasia as a method to combat the “pet overpopulation” problem which has been met by animal lovers everywhere with outrage, frustration, and endless activism efforts.  Due to the amount of shelter animals desperately in need of homes, there is absolutely NO reason for a non-licensed and certified people to be breeding dogs or cats – intentionally or unintentionally. Besides being socially responsible, spaying and neutering has many other benefits as well: [click to continue…]

Share and Enjoy:
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks
  • email
  • Print
{ 10 comments }

How to Get Your Cat to Exercise

fatcat

“Don’t judge my life choices.”

Although every pet lover knows that pet obesity can (and usually does) lead to many health complications down the road, many cat owners still find themselves with the stereotypical “fat cat” on their hands. Sometimes even after making conscious efforts to control your cat’s weight, diet, or exercise, it can seem like a losing battle to get them to shed the extra pounds. Obviously having the proper amount of exercise helps prevent obesity, and also keeps pets stimulated to ward off destructive behavior, strengthens bones, and improves circulation.  For dogs, it’s easy; from daily walks, to games of fetch, to agility classes, there are a lot of obvious options for making sure a dog gets enough activity. But, how do you get a cat to exercise? Below are five ways to ensure your cat is getting a healthy amount of activity: [click to continue…]

Share and Enjoy:
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks
  • email
  • Print
{ 0 comments }