Archives for December 2007

Top 20 Most Viewed Posts in 2007 Here at – The Blog

Here are the top 20 viewed posts, according to my Google Analytics statistics profiles in 2007 ... in reverse order These are the most viewed articles in 2007 from various sources, direct referrals, … [Read more...]

Your Bird Does Not Need Stress

One of the worst things you can do to your pet bird is to subject him to stress. Stress can literally kill a bird that would otherwise live a long and healthy life. How can you avoid stressing your … [Read more...]

Top 10 Holiday Pet Safety Tips

By Amanda Milne Well, it's that time of the year that things are out of their normal routine. This is fine for most of us, but our pets sometimes have a bit of a harder time adapting, after all, they … [Read more...]

CAGED: Maxxie with Canine Degenerative Disc Disease

We probably should have noticed some of the symptoms last Thursday ... but, we never expected this to happen and we were quite occupied with the preparation of two Christmas celebrations on Monday and … [Read more...]

Buying Guide to Tack for Training a Horse

If you want to successfully train a horse, you should consider adding some special equipment to your tack room. While you may be able to make do with the tack you already have, training will be much … [Read more...]

Hip & Elbow Dysplasia in the Golden Retriever

Tragically, one of the more common afflictions that a Golden Retriever may suffer from is hip or elbow dysplasia. A University of Columbia study found that as many as 30% had the condition. Dogs … [Read more...]

We're one of the TOP BLOGS of 2007!

:) Thanks Jericho Monster for thinking of us and including - [The Blog] in your list! (We're the 9th entry, although it's not listed in any order~) … [Read more...]

WHS Ad – December 25, 2007 – Please Adopt Me

Melody, 151385 Melody is a sweet cat found in the Stonewall area, hanging around a pizza place parking lot. Melody has tested negative for feline leukemia and FIV. Melody like the company of other … [Read more...]

Choosing the Right Pet Bird for You

Birds can be intelligent, enjoyable companions, but choosing the wrong bird can really cause heartache and frustration. How do you choose the right pet bird for you and your family? Before you try to … [Read more...]

Horse Tack

If you are figuring up the cost of buying a horse and haven't added in the cost of tack, you will need to reevaluate your budget. Horse tack is an essential part of owning a horse, whether you plan to … [Read more...]

Pros and Cons of Electronic Fences

Electronic fences are a control device. That said, electronic fences can be a blessing or a curse - not only for the dog but for the human as well. An 'electronic fence' is a set of devices, usually … [Read more...]

What Is A Guinea Pig?

The question posed in the title is a legitimate one. Even though guinea pigs are familiar, they're neither pigs nor do they hail from Guinea. These rodents, originating from the Andes mountains in … [Read more...]

WHS Ad – December 19, 2007 – Please Adopt Me

Aura, 145653 Aura came in as a pregnant stray, found in Transcona in August- she has been with us for over 3 months already! Aura gave birth to 6 kittens in the shelter and was sent to foster care. … [Read more...]

Choosing a Filter for Your Aquarium

A good filter is probably the most important piece of equipment you can add to your aquarium. Aquarium filters usually provide biological, chemical or mechanical filtration. You might want to get a … [Read more...]

Dog Training Styles

Contrary to popular belief, there are not as many training styles as there are trainers. Despite individual differences, people handling dogs fall into clearly recognizable categories. And no matter … [Read more...]

Guide To Buying A Saddle For Your Horse

While most people realize they will need a saddle to ride their horses, they may not be aware of all the reasons why they should use a saddle instead of riding bareback. Saddles are often more … [Read more...]

Translation of a Cat Conversation

This video is cute! Stumbled at SNOTR … [Read more...]

Feeding and Watering Bowls Appropriate For Your Ferret

Ferrets have very high metabolisms. As a result, unlike dogs, they should have access to food at all times. Their digestive systems work quickly and they will typically process anything they've eaten … [Read more...]

Litter Training Your Pet Rabbit

Since rabbit urine can have an overpowering smell, litter training is something most pet owners will want to do. Even feces, as unpleasant as they can be, aren't as big a problem. They often can be … [Read more...]

Pet Tricks Training

Teaching your pet tricks is easiest when you work with their nature, not against it. Most dogs are eager to please and respond enthusiastically to rewards. Teaching tricks is often as much a matter of … [Read more...]

Where To Ride Your Horse

You've saddled up your horse for a relaxing day in the saddle when you suddenly realize that you have no idea where to ride him outside of that same little paddock. Are there any more exciting … [Read more...]

Tips for Selecting Game Dogs

Proper training begins even before the pup is born. While it's not always possible to buy a pup from champions, selecting the proper breed and temperament is essential. Choosing a pup starts with … [Read more...]

WHS Ad – December 11, 2007 – Please Adopt Me

Zippy, 149823 Zippy is a really happy-go-lucky, active Labrador Retriever. Zippy is about 3 years old and was found in the Fort Rouge area. We’d love to find the perfect home for Zippy, as he’s … [Read more...]

Cat Collars and Leashes

While almost everyone walks their dog, few people walk their cats. However, cats can learn to walk on a leash. In fact, there are collars, harnesses, and leashes designed just for cats. Unlike dog … [Read more...]

Algae-eaters and Bottom-feeders for your Aquarium

In order to maintain your aquarium, you may want to purchase a maintenance crew. This crew is actually a group of scavengers that will feed on algae and on uneaten food at the bottom of the aquarium. … [Read more...]

Reading a Horse's Body Language

If you've ever been the victim of an animal bite, you may think that the attack came out of nowhere. However, if you knew how to read an animal's body language, you would probably have seen one or two … [Read more...]

Nail Trimming Tips For Your Rabbit

Trimming your rabbit's nails can be a trial. Rabbits are akin to small dogs in that they tend to be fairly high strung. As prey for so many larger species, they evolved to be on a constant look out … [Read more...]

Why Dog Training Is Vital

The word 'vital' has its roots in the Latin word for life. That gives us a clue to why dog training is so important, both for owner and dog - it enhances the quality of life for each. Though dogs … [Read more...]

WHS Ad – December 6, 2007 – Please Adopt Me

Bumper, 145273 The WHS has a “bumper crop” of bunnies needing good homes. We are seeing rabbits like never before- owned, stray and abandoned, rabbits have become another ‘disposable pet’. If you or … [Read more...]

Cat Feeders and Bowls

While cats do have a reputation as finicky eaters, few cats really insist on dining from fine crystal bowls. However, that doesn't mean you should feed your cat straight from the can, either. Cats … [Read more...]

Environmental Considerations For Your Pet Bird

If you are new to bird ownership, it often seems like there is so much to worry about. After all, your parrot came into your home happy and healthy. Now, how do you make sure that he stays that … [Read more...]

Testing Dogs for Specialized Training

It's no accident that some breeds are more commonly found as working dogs. Retrievers, and a few others tend to have the Shepherdsphysical characteristics, intelligence and temperament needed to … [Read more...]

Buying Guide to Horse Blankets

Since horse blankets are used for so many different reasons, it shouldn't be surprising for you to find that there are several different types of blankets. It is important to use a horse blanket to … [Read more...]

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