WHS Ad – September 30, 2008 – Please Adopt Me

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The WHS is seeking quality, durable dog toys for the large-breed dogs in our care. If you have toys to donate, please drop them off in the shelter lobby. Pinki, 129048 Pinki is a 2 1/2–year … Read More

Male Rats or Female Rats?

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Male rats and female rats have many similarities, but also several distinct differences. It’s best to keep only one gender at a time, or to keep a mixed sex colony with all rats of one or … Read More

Regurgitation in Cats

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Okay, I’ll admit that I’m a huge cat lover. I put up with a lot from these furry four-legged purr machines, but the one thing that drives me crazy is the frequent up-chucking. Yuck. I think … Read More

6 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Trainer

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If you intend to compete in performance or conformation events, or simply wish to have a well-behaved dog and understand its behavior, choosing a great trainer is one of the most important things you can do … Read More

PetLvr Mailbag: Yappy Papillon

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Dear PetLvr Mailbag … When we got our 2nd Papillon dog, Sophie .. it was mid September as a puppy (she was born late July). We then had the coldest winter and earliest snowfall that year … Read More

Trick and Treat

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Maybe your pet is not agility show material, but that doesn’t mean your pet isn’t unique in some way or another. Some pets can perform amazing tricks like back flips, singing, dancing, etc. If your pet … Read More

Creepy Crawlers

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Slimy, slithering, wriggly creatures can make interesting pets, and there are so many different ones to choose from. Veiled chameleons are lime green and fit on your finger when they are babies. Geckos, Dragons, Monitor and … Read More

PetLvr Call – For Pet Adoption Success Stories

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Next month we are participating in an event to bring awareness to pet adoption of animals and the shelters and facilities of pet adoption sites. * HAVE YOU EVER RESCUED A PET FROM INHUMANE TREATMENT? * … Read More

What Does It Mean When A Dog Won't Eat?

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Sometimes dogs refuse food. Failing to eat can be indicative of as little as a mild upset tummy, or of conditions as serious as bloat or organ failure. So, how do you tell the difference? When … Read More

WHS Ad – September 23, 2008 – Please Adopt Me

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Amber, 158190 Amber is a very sweet ~8-year-old girl whose owner passed away. I am on a special food due to my allergies and suffer from anxiety. My foster mom said I was a great cat … Read More

Eye Trouble – Seeing Is Believing

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My Teary Eyed Jelly Belly One bright sunny Spring day, I was outside watering my garden when my cat, Jelly Belly, came over to me and brushed against my leg. I gave him a little scratch … Read More

Boost Your Pet's Confidence

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In agility shows, dogs jump over hoops, run up and down ladders and zigzag through obstacles. The dogs appear to be having fun, and they enjoy being rewarded for their effort in the end. Not only … Read More

PetLvr Mailbag: Declawing a Cat?

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Dear Petlvr Mailbag … Is declawing a cat a good idea? I have people giving both sides, and although I think it is sad, what are the alternatives to torn up furniture? Signed, gtcathey from Ima … Read More

PetLvr Reviews: Electronic Catmouse Litter Odor Eliminator

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Welcome to PetLvr Reviews, a new series here at PetLvr – The Blog, where we take a time-out to look at some interesting and (not-so-interesting) pet related products. If you would like your product reviewed by … Read More

Rescue Pets

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Over the last week, emotions have run high for the Montgomery County Animal Shelter, which provides a home for an average of 3,000 pets every month. Shelters have been banning together to rescue animals abandoned and … Read More

Shiver Me Timber .. Today Is Talk Like A Pirate .. AAaaarRrR

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September 19, 2008 is International Talk Like A Pirate Day .. so put on your Pirate Costumes and AARRR! Avast me Hearties .. Have fun annoying all your co-workers :) Since I work at home, I’m … Read More

Don't Shed on Me: Five Ways to Combat Excessive Shedding

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No matter how much you love your pet, chances are, you hate shedding. Unless you own a non-shedding breed like a Standard Poodle, there’s also a good chance shedding is a fact of life. However, sometimes … Read More

WHS Ad – September 17, 2008 – Please Adopt Me

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Cassie, 164777 Cassie is a young and intelligent CollieX who was brought in stray from the RM of Whitemouth, Highway 44 at the end of August. Cassie loves to play with other dogs, and is very … Read More

PetLvr Mailbag: Kitty Questions

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Dear Petlvr Mailbag … I’ve got two questions… Why does my cat insist on tearing up every piece of paper lying around on the floor? He’s 3, far from being a kitty. Also he is chunky. … Read More

Craze for Sugar Gliders

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Almost as addicting as sugar, the adorable squirrel-like sugar gliders are hard to resist. Times Online says that sugar gliders are the latest animal craze in Britain, and why wouldn’t you want a small, flying marsupial … Read More

When Is It Time To Take Your Small Animal To The Vet?

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Every pet owner should maintain a good working relationship with a veterinarian. Owners of multiple types of pets, particularly exotic or unusual pets, may need several veterinarians. However, sometimes the decision to take a pet, particularly … Read More

Pet CPR

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You grab your pet and run out of your house as fast as you can, but when you get outside you realize your pet isn’t breathing. No one is around and you don’t have a cell … Read More

The Pawsitively Wild Pet Show – September 14, 2008

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Winnipeg, Manitoba Our friend Brenda Puttaert .. the designer and owner of “Doggie Duds” along with “Pawsh Pet Boutique” will be at “The Pawsitively Wild Pet Show .. as an exhibitor. This celebration of pets will … Read More

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WHS Ad – September 10, 2008 – Please Adopt Me

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Punky, 163667 Punky is a pretty momma cat brought in from St. Martin, MB. with her six kittens because her owner couldn’t care for them any longer. After a stint in foster care, Punky has been … Read More

Quest for Meat

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I have a raw-fed dog. We’ll talk more seriously about the choice to go raw and how to do so without sacrificing optimum nutrition later, as well as about the home-cooked alternative, but for now I’d … Read More

Useful Behaviors: Answer the Phone

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Once a dog has learned to sit, come, fetch, and stay, and perhaps do a few tricks, many pawrents stop training new behaviors. It’s easy to stop with the basics, but ongoing training yields many rewards. Dogs … Read More

Pets Weather the Storm

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With the passing of Gustav and Hanna, the East Coast is still not out of harm’s way. Scientists have predicted that there will be five major tropical storms in September. Each storm brings disarray to the … Read More

Social Network for Pets

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It may be true that a dog is a man’s best friend, but according to an online study from All About Pets, women were more knowledgeable when it came to answering questions on common misconceptions about … Read More

PetLvr Mailbag: Teaching Gentleness

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Dear Petlvr Mailbag … I have 2 rescue poodles, both males.  Buddy is a 3-year-old Standard and Troy is a 3-year-old Toy.  Buddy wants to play with little Troy.  It’s the 65 lbs. vs. the 8 … Read More

WHS Ad – September 3, 2008 – Please Adopt Me

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Abbey, 149194 Abbey is a sweet and playful ~9 year old Labrador Retriever whose owner had no time for her. Abbey likes to play with other dogs who can keep up with her! Abbey is an … Read More

Are You a Power Pawrent®?

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Because my other job is with a social networking site, the term “Power User” has crept into my vocabulary. A Power User is an individual who doesn’t just use a particular website or application, but uses … Read More

Greater Flamingo Chicks Hatched At The Los Angeles Zoo

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News Release September 2, 2008 **MEDIA ADVISORY** CONTACT: Jason Jacobs/ jason.jacobs@lacity.org (323) 644-4273 Come See The Greater Flamingo Chicks on display in the Zoo’s Aviary (with a variety of exotic bird species from around the world) … Read More

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