Archives for August 2008

The Cutest Flickr Slideshow That You'll Ever See!

And who would have thunk it - the slideshow is of my own pets!! This week, I upgraded to the PRO flickr account and have been starting to upload various types of pictures to the internet, in my … [Read more...]

Handbag Dogs

Tinkerbell, Daisy and Harry are dogs commonly caught in the spotlight. They seem to have the best of lives, wearing jeweled collars and being photographed at their best. If you haven't figured it out … [Read more...]

WHS Ad – August 27, 2008 – Please Adopt Me

Angus, 112142 Angus is a very wonderful, however unlucky, cat who needs a permanent home! Found in a garbage bin in 2005, this longhaired lovely was redeemed to his owner only to be brought back in … [Read more...]

Pet Pictures from HART’s Flickr Account

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Autumn Pet Shows

This fall make sure to check out the various pet shows that will be happening in the U.S. and Canada. Not only will your pets appreciate a snout full of fresh air, they will enjoy being a part of the … [Read more...]

Keeping Coats Healthy: Three Easy Tips

Every pet looks its best with a healthy, shiny coat. Whether it's the family cat or a show-ring star, pets deserve proper skin and coat care. Healthy skin and coat can also indicate overall health and … [Read more...]

Furry Co-Pilots

Animals are the ninth-ranked cause of driver distraction according to the analysis presented in California's new legislation, which attempts to eliminate driver distraction. Carting your pets around … [Read more...]

Pet Fashion Week NY

With all of the dog t-shirts, sweatshirts, bandanas and other accessories, it's tempting to want to dress your dog as well as pet loving celebrities such as Paris Hilton, Mariah Carey and Christina … [Read more...]

PetLvr Mailbag: Mouse Woes

Dear Petlvr Mailbag ... Polybore's cat is terrible at catching mice. It catches them in the garden then brings them into the house and lets them go, alive. I want the cat to catch and kill mice in … [Read more...]

PetLvr Mailbag: An Injured Feral

Dear PetLvr Mailbag ... Okay, a 1-2 year old male feral/stray/whatever cat moved into my back yard. Got attacked by, I think, a raccoon, as the possums left and I have a few kits, one mom, and prolly … [Read more...]

PetLvr Mailbag: Dog Doo

Dear PetLvr Mailbag .. My dog lifts his leg to pee, then poops instead. This may seem like a silly question, but it causes poop to stick to the hair on his hind legs. Yuck! --Grossed Out Dear … [Read more...]

PetLvr Mailbag: Fighting Cats

Dear PetLvr Mailbag .. I have two cats. The boy is tall and strong, and the other (female) is a runt. She's 4 years old but looks like a kitten, she is so tiny. Anyway, my question is if I should … [Read more...]

Treating Equine Ulcers: My Experience with An Alternative to Gastro-Guard

Last spring, my Off-Track Thoroughbred (OTTB) gelding, Ember, began colicking repeatedly. He would begin lying down and nipping at his sides just before feeding time, as often as two or three times … [Read more...]

PetLvr Mailbag: Liability and Renting as a Dog Owner

Dear PetLvr Mailbag ... What can a renter do when owning a dog to prevent the landlord from having any liability with regards to the dog's behavior? Essentially, the law states that a landlord can … [Read more...]

Dog Breed Infatuations

Today I caught myself wondering why I've fallen in love with certain dog breeds and not others. For example, I'm not a big fan of really small dogs (anything under 15 pounds). My wife loves small … [Read more...]

Mobilize Your Disabled Pets

Spinal degeneration, disc disease and herniated discs are no longer preventing pets from having the ability to walk thanks to Eddie's Wheels for Pets in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts. When pets … [Read more...]

Special Thanks To PetLvr Guest Authors

I just wanted to give an extra shout-out and thanks to the guest writers who contributed articles to this blog while I was on vacation July 27th to August 13th this year .. Although there was much … [Read more...]

Sophie Sophie Sophie Sophie

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One Rat or Two?

"Should I get one rat, or two?" That's a question I hear asked very often, and, unlike most pet questions, it's got an easy answer. Get two! Or, better yet, three, or as many rats as you have the … [Read more...]

Funny Death Metal Terrier

Found this from the Mod Dogs and Pampered Pups blog .. // caution - loud death metal music in this YouTube Video! * From the YouTube description This doggie loves thrashing to death … [Read more...]

PetLvr Mailbag: Entertaining an Inside Cat

Dear PetLvr Mailbag, We moved a couple years ago, and the cat went from being an outside/inside cat to wholly an inside cat. He seems really really bored though, looking for ways to help him … [Read more...]

PetLvr Mailbag: Canine Oral Fixation is Curable

Dear  PetLvr Mailbag, One of my dogs compulsively licks. He's always licking at my hands, face, ear, arms, legs, anything he can. Whenever I pet him, he just tries to lick my hand. How the hell do I … [Read more...]

Hope for Missing Pets

The Missing Pets Bureau says that more than 2,500 dogs and 3,200 cats go missing every week. Some pets lose their way while others are actually stolen. Either way, it becomes difficult to locate where … [Read more...]

The Ethical Pet Shop: Part 2 — Employees are Key

Earlier this week, I talked about two traits of an ethical pet shop. But, of course, the full picture could never fit in a single post; so, today, we'll look at one more very important feature of an … [Read more...]

PetLvr Mailbag: Exuberant Greetings Cause Consternation

Dear PetLvr Mailbag, I have a pit lab mix that loves too much. She is about 55 lbs and strong as an ox. She has been trained to not jump on me when I come home and she won't jump on my S.O., but she … [Read more...]

The Ethical Pet Shop: Part 1

Everyone needs to visit a pet store sometimes, whether it's for pet supplies, training, grooming, or even advice. However, pet owners concerned about the ethical problems associated with many pet … [Read more...]

The Buzz About Stings

Enjoying the Outdoors I currently have three cats. Two of them, Jelly Belly and Skylar, like to occasionally go outside and lie around in the sun. They're both altered males and both are getting on … [Read more...]

PetLvr Mailbag: Kitten Rules the Roost

Dear PetLvr Mailbag, My 4 month old kitten totally dominates my 8 year old Australian Shepherd. The kitten, Freckles, is 4 months old. She'll walk up to the dog, Luke, and he'll freeze in panic. … [Read more...]

Pet Olympics

When you think about it, pet sports are similar to the sports held at the Olympics. For instance, flyball for dogs is like hurdling for the Olympians and freestyle for dogs can be likened to … [Read more...]

For the Love of a Bulldog: An Interview with Royce Hong, and My Review of the IPEVO PoV Web Camera

Have you ever been on vacation, feeling homesick, and wanted, more than anything, to see your pet? Royce  Hong, CEO of the electronics company IPEVO, has. While traveling, Royce found himself missing … [Read more...]

Eye Spy with My Little Eye

Ever wonder what your pets do when you leave them in charge of the house while you go on vacation? While you are lying on the beach soaking up the sun or cruising down a snow-capped mountain, your pet … [Read more...]

Fear-Proof Your Puppy

As anyone who's ever had a fearful adult dog can attest, eliminating an established fear is tricky, whether it's a common one like thunderstorm phobia or something more unusual, like a friend of a … [Read more...]

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