Be sure to watch to the end! Laugh Out Loud!
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Monday, August 22, 2011
Now that summer is almost over and there will soon be a chill in the air, thoughts turn to cold weather wear, coats, and blankets and such. It is also a good time to think about a pet bed or pet blanket.
Dogs and cats can benefit greatly from having their own bed or blanket, and so can you:
1. They provide a great place to “send” your dog when you need them out from under foot.
2. Dog hair, cat hair and dander tend to really cling to where your pet routinely lays down. A washable bed makes the task of cleaning up dander and hair much easier, as it is mostly confined to their bed.
3. Dogs and cats need to have their own place/space and giving your pet their own bed or blanket is an easy way to accomplish this.
4. As your dog or cat ages, a bed will provide much comfort and relief to those aching joints and provide needed warmth. As animals age, they tend to lose that protective layer of fat, and as a result they get cold much easier.
5. Pet Beds and/or pet blankets save wear and tear on your rugs and furniture.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Ever wondered the meaning of the expression "hair of the dog that bit you"?
The "hair of the dog" hangover cure is based on the premise that "like cures like". The expression "hair of the dog that bit you" usually refers to drinking some alcohol to alleviate a hangover. In other words, use the cause of the illness as a remedy.
The phrase is derived from a folklore cure for dog bites that required hair from the dog to be placed on the wound.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Aug. 13: Finding owners for abandoned dogs is difficult, but in Florida one group has found a creative solution: speed dating for dogs to match them with new owners. NBC's Kerry Sanders reports.
Monday, August 8, 2011
BEHAVIOR: As the AKC standard mentions, Pugs are very loving, outgoing dogs. All pets need interaction and affection, but Pugs thrive on companionship.
ENERGY LEVEL: Low to moderate but, not an athletic dog. (See special considerations.)
SIZE: They weigh anywhere from 14-35 lbs full grown. Proper diet is a must with a pug.
COAT: These lovable little guys are known for continual shedding. So make sure you have a good vacuum and are prepared to use it often.
ORIGINS: The Pug comes from the ancient East, an offshoot of the same breeding that eventually produced the Pekingese.
AVERAGE LIFESPAN: 15-17 years old
1) Pugs are brachycephalic - have pushed in faces - so they require special care and consideration, especially in warmer climes. The short face means shorter airways, making Pugs very inefficient at panting; a dog’s only cooling mechanism. Because of this, they are NOT outdoor dogs.
2) Never leave your pug unattended by a pool. Most pugs cannot swim.
3) They need a regular feeding schedule and should not be over feed or given table scrapes or large amounts of snacks or treats. They can become over weight and un-healthy very quickly.
4) Daily cleaning of their wrinkles and folds is recommended, as they are prone to skin problems such as yeast. However, they are very clean dogs and therefore do not require constant brushing or bathing.
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Arthritis and Joint Care Medicine Supplement For Dogs 90 Chewable Bones
Arthritis affects 1 in every 5 dogs. Arthritis occurs in dogs for several reasons, including a genetic predisposition, obesity, poor nutrition, trauma and just old age.
The most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis, where cartilage and bone degenerate. This is also the type of arthritis most helped by joint care supplements for dogs.
Treatment is similar to that for humans with arthritis, including dietary changes and exercise. For over-weight dogs, losing weight can take some of the load off of the joints and relieve some pain and discomfort. Supplements and anti-inflammatories, such as Rimadyl, can also help with the discomfort and pain associated with arthritis.
Exercise is also very important and should be scheduled daily. Your dog's routine may need to be modified such as shorter more frequent walks instead of one long walk. Swimming is also a good alternative; it's low impact and therefore gentler on those sore joints.
Monday, August 1, 2011
The incident that convinced me was about 5 years ago. Our cat Lilly had a terrible urinary trace infection and she was just peeing everywhere. Like most people, we thought once a cat pees on something, it’s a goner. And then she did it, she peed on the BRAND NEW couch. Oh boy! So, we gave Nature's Miracle Stain and Odor Remover a shot and guess what? It WORKED!! I did have to keep applying it, making sure that it penetrated all the way through the cushion. It took about a week of re-treating, but the urine was gone! Now we keep a gallon on hand at all times. The other really great thing about this product is that it works on all organic stains! I highly recommend this for anyone who wants a cleaner house, whether you have pets or not.
Nature's Miracle Stain and Odor Remover comes in a convenient 24 oz spray bottle and a 32 oz refill bottle.
Also available in a Just For Cats Formula