Lately we've heard a lot about looking at what is in our pets' food with an emphasis on protein being the first ingredient. While it's true that protein should make up a large portion of our pets' diets, there are many more factors involved in providing optimal and species appropriate nutrition. There are different forms of protein and not all of them are easily metabolized. According to…Continue
Added by Damiane de Wit-Guzman on May 22, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Two Dobermans in brooklyn received an unfortunate blow two months ago; their owner passed away without leaving family behind, or having made provisions for the dogs. Justice is 14 and Jool is 8, and they are very much attached to one another. The dogs are currently safe, and Illinois Doberman Rescue will be able to take them on if no home in or near Brooklyn can be found, but as might be imagined, they don't want to stress them more with undue travel.…Continue
Added by Jen Donohue on May 2, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments
Added by Holly @ A Pet's Life on April 22, 2013 at 7:41am — No Comments
This weekend Wacky Paws will be featured at America's Family Pet Expo(AFPE), in Costa Mesca, CA. Our booth will be displaying the latest of all our great selections in pet products. Feel free to come by our booth(#1136).
America's Family Pet Expo will be having many great events throughout the day for the family such as:
Added by WackyPawsUSA on April 15, 2013 at 11:31am — No Comments
A local reporter here in Eugene, OR filed this wonderful story about the real reason I wrote a funny book about dating for single women in a relationship with a dog (or more than one). You can check it out here: http://www.kmtr.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoid=4012397.…Continue
Added by Leigh Anne Jasheway on April 10, 2013 at 7:23pm — No Comments
The snow is melting (finally!) and the weather is starting to get a tad warmer. That means we can go outside more often without bundling up And that may mean your pup is ready to go outside more often as well!
Reasons to look for a dog park:
Added by Holly @ A Pet's Life on April 5, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
Originally posted on Mutt About Town.
Imagine going to your doctor complaining of chest pains. The doctor determines you have a heart condition that requires surgery, and refers you to a surgeon. The surgeon, after a superficial examination, weaves you a story of what he thinks is going on. He doesn’t have a plan for your operation, but intends to muck about once you’re on the operating table and will figure out…Continue
Added by Maureen Backman on March 27, 2013 at 10:36pm — No Comments
Originally posted on Mutt About Town.
Our world is full of safety measures. Seat belts, bicycle helmets, life vests, airbags, to name a few. Many of these pieces of equipment are cumbersome and annoying at times, but we wear them all the same because of the benefits they provide: peace of mind, safety, and protection.
The reason I bring up these examples is because in the world of dog behavior, one of the…Continue
Added by Maureen Backman on March 27, 2013 at 10:31pm — No Comments
Originally posted on Mutt About Town.
Communication is full of nuances. Take the sentence, “Oh, I’m glad you arrived.” Then, take a slightly tweaked version of the sentence, “Oh, I’m glad you finally arrived.” Although there’s only a word’s difference between the two, said with the right tone of voice, the first sentence conveys enthusiasm whereas the second conveys annoyance. Despite being an evolved…Continue
Added by Maureen Backman on March 27, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments
No, not your frustration, your dogs! Does your dog ever seem frustrated when you are trying to train him? A new study by Adriana Jakovcevic and colleagues looks at frustration behaviours in pet dogs during training sessions ...More here:
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Added by Rene Agredano on March 20, 2013 at 11:32am — No Comments
Children love animals and especially dogs who make great playmates. But some breeds get along better with children than others. So here is the top 10 dog breeds for children!
Obedient and loyal, the Bulldog is a dog that gets along with everyone, including other dogs! It can live in an apartment because it does not need to do a lot of exercise.
The Beagle is…Continue
A friend of mine recently asked me to help give her dogs a bath. I said, yes, of course, no problem. Mostly because I was thinking how easy it is to bathe my dachshunds – I simply lift them into the half-filled tub, squirt a little doggy shampoo on, and suds away.
Debbie, however, has big dogs. Personally, I think they’re horses wearing dog tags to fool the neighbors. She says they’re mixed breeds – perhaps one of the breeds is Shetland Pony?
Obviously, these are not the…Continue
Added by Leigh Anne Jasheway on March 7, 2013 at 8:26am — No Comments
http://hellogiggles.com/10-awesomely-adorable-dog-gifs?sl=2#sl=3 GIF #3 if it doesn’t load properly.
This came to me on Twitter in a link entitled "10 awesomely adorable dog GIFS" - the rest of the images are, in fact, cute, so go ahead and click the link and look at the rest of them if…Continue
Added by Karyl Cunningham on March 5, 2013 at 6:58pm — No Comments
I have been a member of the Blog Paws Community now for a while and I have yet to make an actual post on here, oh my. I blame my typist a.k.a my mommy, she can be such slack with these things, hehe.
Anyway, a lot of my fellow dog blogger friends told me that this is a really…Continue
Added by Mackenzie Labrecque on March 5, 2013 at 12:59am — No Comments
I'm sure you've seen these images (called "memes") floating around the Internet. See examples below. After a lot of hardword, we've managed to figure out how to let you create you're own personal memes. In other words, you can use images of your own pets and add whatever "words"...aka what you think they'd like to say...with your own pet photos.
I'm trying to gauge interest in this and see if folks might be interested. If you are interested,…Continue
Added by Sara (and Spencer) Belkofer on February 27, 2013 at 6:53pm — No Comments
Tripawds has been a worldwide community of animal amputees since 2006, and cats have always been welcome to join us, however it was only within the last couple of months that feline Tripawds and their humans are hopping on board at Tripawds.com. We are so glad they're here now!…Continue
Added by Rene Agredano on January 29, 2013 at 11:32am — No Comments
For the past week, I’ve been pet-sitting a terrier mix named Arrow in my home. My dogs and I have been opening our home to her twice a year for the past four years as her people travel to art shows across the country.
Dachshunds and terriers may not seem as different as Chihuahuas and Newfies, but watching them both makes me wonder if they evolved from different ancestors. Take these examples:
Wiener dog: Sniff every spot in the neighborhood for 10-15 minutes to make sure…Continue
Added by Leigh Anne Jasheway on January 22, 2013 at 9:23am — No Comments
Gone are the days of Fido, Rover, Spot, and Fluffy. These days we name our dogs after celebrities, a memorable vacation spot, even our favorite comfort food (“Sit, Macaroni. Good girl!) We bring our new four-footed friend home, stare into his or her tiny face and try to think of just the right moniker. Especially with rescues who come poorly named. Cujo? Really?
It can be hard to find just the right name that isn’t also just the right name for millions of other dogs. We don’t want to…Continue
Added by Leigh Anne Jasheway on January 13, 2013 at 2:54pm — No Comments
The other night I was browsing through a pet catalog when one of my dachshunds, Penny Royal, planted her paws firmly on my knee and gave me that look that clearly said, “The bottled water in my bowl has been depleted. Please take care of this situation before I have to have my people call your people.” In that moment, I realized she has become a diva. Her brothers Justin and Watson are the male equivalent – is there such thing as a miva?
When I say “diva,” of course I don’t…
Added by Leigh Anne Jasheway on January 9, 2013 at 10:53am — No Comments