A guide to London Aquarium

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Last week, I was able to visit London Aquarium and I thought that I would take some photos so that I share my experience and write a short guide about what you can expect from the … Read More

WHS Ad – July 30, 2008 – Please Adopt Me

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The WHS has over 260 cats and kittens awaiting good homes…. Maybe yours? We have 9 Satellite Adoption Centres located throughout Winnipeg; log onto http://www.winnipeghumanesociety.mb.ca to find one near you! Monique, 157854 Monique was found in … Read More

The Miracle Sheltie

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This post was written by guest author Dave Stewart. In 2000, I was living in a townhouse just outside of Baltimore; we had finally got a fence and I longed to get a dog. My wife, … Read More

Prevent Your Pet from Becoming Obese

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Sitting patiently by your side, your dog nuzzles your thigh and scooches closer to the kitchen table. His sniffing gets frantic as if he is trying to create a vacuum to suck up your evening dinner. … Read More

Clifford the Big – Lipoma?

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This post was written by guest author Kristen Martin. Please visit Kristen over on her blog at Who’s Your Audience – Stream of Consciousness. Wellington – the Black Lab / Chow Mix Wellington is an eight-year-old … Read More

Make Your Bark Heard Around the World

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The Worldwide Fido Awards will be showing on Nick at Nite this October, and your dog has the potential to be recognized as a national star. Get out your video camera so you can show the … Read More

Tips for Moving Your Pet

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A sense of home can be felt in the soft, cotton of a blanket and even in the cozy embrace of a teddy bear. So even though you might have to move to a new home, … Read More

Training Your Dog Around Horses

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You’ve undoubtedly noticed that your dog is much smaller than a horse. (Well, most are anyway.) Nevertheless, most horses are much more frightened of dogs than the reverse. That creates unique problems – for dog, horse … Read More

WHS Ad – July 23, 2008 – Please Adopt Me

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Mickey, 159607 Mickey is a 3-month-old neutered male who came in with another kitten and two adult cats when their owner didn’t return to pick them up from a relative who was cat-sitting. Mickey was in … Read More

Update On The PANDAS That Survived The China Earthquake In May 2008

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On May 12, 2008 the “2008 Sichuan earthquake” (or Great Wenchuan Earthquake) reached 7.9 on the richter scale with a death count about 70,000, injured about 350,000 people and left about 4.8 million people homeless. In … Read More

Pet Travel and Summer Threats To Our Pets

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There are two things our pet dogs Maxxie and Sophie love to do with us .. (okay, maybe there are a few more things than this list :D) (1) car rides (2) go to the cottage! … Read More

A Few Good Balancing Acts!

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Dog or Seal? Incredible dog can balance a ball on his nose and bounce it up and down…he even attempts spin moves. The cool thing is that the dog was never taught this, according to his … Read More

Two Ways to Teach a Retrieve

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Many dogs retrieve (fetch) naturally, and begin to do so from puppyhood with no special training and no reward other than their enjoyment of retrieving. However, other dogs either don’t chase a ball at all, don’t … Read More

Helping Pets Affected by Foreclosure

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Gas, food and living expenses have increased significantly — so much so that some people are unable to pay their mortgage and are now facing foreclosure. What makes the situation even more heartbreaking is the fact … Read More

Pet Parades Around the Country

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Prizes, games, entertainment, fun, child-friendly, pet-friendly — what more can get from a summer time event? Pet parades are taking place all over the country this summer, and if you have never attended one, now is … Read More

WHS Ad – July 16, 2008 – Please Adopt Me

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Tweety, Gem & Sophie, 160004/161445/160005 Cats and kittens everywhere! It’s definitely summer because the shelter is full with cats and kittens needing homes. Tweety, Gem and Sophie came in too young for adoption and have been … Read More

Provide for Pets in the Event of Your Death

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Nobody wants to think about dying, especially when they’re young and in good health; but, as a responsible pet owner, it’s your duty to ensure that if you were to pass away, your pets would be … Read More

The Tooth, the Whole Tooth and Nothing But the Tooth

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The Problem with Tartar Just recently I’ve been undergoing periodontal treatment at the dentist. You know, the ever-fun root planing and scraping to get rid of built up tartar and bacteria below the gum line. Not … Read More

Open Call For Guest Writers Here On PetLvr Blog

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This is an OPEN INVITATION to all I’m going on vacation July 28, 2008 to August 8, 2008 .. and our writers need a vacation too! For these two weeks, I would like to feature guest … Read More

5 Traits of a Good Dog Breeder

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We talked recently about bad dog breeders, and an owner’s recourse in case of receiving an unhealthy puppy. To balance things out a little bit, I’d like to discuss today a class of people who truly make … Read More

PetLvr Mailbag: Stung by a Bad Breeder

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Dear PetLvr Mailbag, I recently bought a registered Yorkie from a breeder and after 3 weeks and about $1,000.00 vet bill, we have found out that the puppy died of liver failure he was born with. The … Read More

Dog Show Extravaganza

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Calling all dog lovers…this week is meant for you! Prepare snacks, drinks and treats, because you might want to lounge in front of the television with your loyal friend. Greatest American Dog Begin your weekend early … Read More

PetLvr Mailbag: Dogs, Children, Resource Guarding, and Boundary Setting

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Dear Jelena … Is it ok for a dog to growl when they have their bone in their dog bed and a child approaches in a manner that the dog views as possible attempt to take … Read More

I am Marina – A New Author on PetLvr!

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My name is Marina, and I’m a new author on the “LVR” series of blogs. You can find my author page here. I have three cats and two dogs, which definitely help make life more interesting … Read More

Meet The New Blogger – Marina Hanes

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I am pleased to introduce Marina Hanes to the PetLvr Blog and other “LVR” series of blogs! In general terms, Marina will be keeping us informed about “current events” … which includes pets in the news, … Read More

WHS Ad – July 8, 2008 – Please Adopt Me

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Catherine, 157897 Catherine is a very sweet, loving 8 year old domestic medium haired cat. She was found outside in April, and lucky for her someone brought here to us to find her a new home. … Read More

Letting Go of a Foster Pet

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As we discussed in my last post, “So You Want to be a Foster Home,” the hardest part of fostering is letting go. For every foster pet, there comes a time when she has gained all … Read More

Do You Feel Lucky – Punk – Well – Do Ya?

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Well, thanks to a friend on http://BlogCatalog.com … BlogBadly .. I know have a really cool wordpress plugin installed called “Random Redirect“. Now .. if you get bored, or curious .. all you have to do … Read More

So You Want to be a Foster Home?

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Fostering a homeless pet is one of the best things you can do for animals in need in your own home town. Watching an abused, neglected, or abandoned pet blossom and flourish in your home, then … Read More

PetLvr Blog Promotional Video

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Here is a little promotional video I created at http://Animoto.com … Enjoy :) Music in the background: Artist: Daniel Bautista Title: Sabre Dance Album: Classics and Soundtracks Found: http://Jamendo.com What Do You Think? I wish I … Read More

Come See The Baby Peninsular Pronghorns This Summer At The Los Angeles Zoo

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NEWS RELEASE July 3, 2008 **MEDIA ADVISORY** CONTACT: Jason Jacobs/ jason.jacobs@lacity.org (323) 644-4273 Summer At The L.A. Zoo Discounts, Fun Activities and Babies Make the Los Angeles Zoo a Great Summer Destination! To kick off the … Read More

Mean Kitty! Petting and Biting Syndrome

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Does your cat allow only a certain number of strokes before turning and nipping your hand? If so, you’re in good company. Many cats, of all genders, ages, breeds, sizes, and personality types, have the clearly … Read More

Urinary Crystals in Male Cats

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The Chat A few months ago, my co-worker and I were talking about our cats. Like me, she’s a cat lover and we often exchange stories about our babies. So when she told me that one … Read More

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