Archives for November 2008

Find Out If a Pug is the Breed for You

Piggy the Pug – He’s Stubborn Yet Lovable! When I moved away from home and moved in with my now-husband, my first “want” was a pug. Ever since I was a kid, I had wanted a pug – my favorite … [Read more...]

Pets: Family Members, Not Holiday Gifts

What would Junior really love to find under the Christmas tree this year? A wiggly little puppy, of course! And wouldn't Hannah love a hamster for Hanukkah? Grandma Sally has been lonely since her … [Read more...]

Beware of Holiday Decoration Hazards for Pets

So, the holiday season is officially underway and that means lots of holiday hazards for our pets. I figured out long ago how crafty and mischievous dogs, cats, birds and other pets can be around the … [Read more...]

Help Shelter Pets Have Something for which to Give Thanks

As you give thanks for your beloved pets today, remember shelter pets and the people who work hard to improve their lives and find homes for them. Economic turmoil has caused an increase in the number … [Read more...]

Hello To All The PetLvrs – From Mia!

As a new blogger on the PetLvr Blog .. I thought I’d start by taking the opportunity to introduce myself to the PetLvr community. I’m an experienced pet writer from the Boston area. I specialize in … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Day Dog Show

Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for your family, friends and, of course, your pets. After you have eaten all of the turkey, stuffing, potatoes and pumpkin pie that you possible can, sit down, … [Read more...]

Meet The New Blogger – Mia Carter

I am pleased to introduce Mia Carter to the PetLvr Blog. In general terms, Mia will be offering a variety of pet health related information, training and socialization tips and techniques, and other … [Read more...]

Protect Your Pets from Thanksgiving Coma

During Thanksgiving when all of your family is together, it can be tempting for you and others to treat the dog or cat to some table scraps. While overeating has always seemed to be the goal of … [Read more...]

Home for the Holidays: Minimizing Pets' Stress When Guests Visit

Guests visiting for the holiday can cause stress for pets accustomed to a particular routine. Even if the "guests" are just college students who lived with the pets in question for most of their … [Read more...]

WHS Ad – November 25, 2008 – Please Adopt Me

O’Reilly, 169051 O’Reilly was transferred by Animal Services on October 30- he’d been picked up stray on September 23 in the Hartford Avenue area but was never claimed. O’Reilly likes to play with … [Read more...]

Five Reasons Not to Feed Pets at the Table

If you clicked this, you probably already know that pets shouldn't be fed from the table. However, there might be a significant other, a child, or even a parent in your life who insists upon tossing a … [Read more...]

Sharing Thanksgiving with Pets

It might be tempting to just scoop some stuffing and a few bites of turkey into your pet's bowl on Thanksgiving, but beware: Onions, raisins, garlic, and other ingredients in Thanksgiving staples can … [Read more...]

In Case of Fire

Do you have an emergency preparedness plan in case a fire would break out in or near your home? How would you evacuate your pets? If you don't know the answers to these questions, you definitely need … [Read more...]

Listen to Your Horse

Yes, I know, it sounds counterintuitive to allow your horse to have a say in his or her training, but communication should go both ways between a horse and rider. For example, my horse recently was … [Read more...]

Why Play is Important

Play is an important daily activity for your pet, especially if that pet is a puppy or kitten. It's easy to forget playtime in the hustle and bustle of daily life with pets. There's feeding, potty … [Read more...]

Greetings and Salutations!

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Greetings and Salutations!

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Greetings and Salutations!

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Car Show for Dogs

Dogs love taking car rides, and it's common to see dogs hanging their heads out the car window and breathing in the fresh air or barking at the car in the next lane. Although the dogs enjoy it, it's … [Read more...]

PetLvr Reviews: Wysong Dream Treats

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 … [Read more...]

WHS Ad – November 18, 2008 – Please Adopt Me

Emery, 168780 Emery is a very lucky boy with a sad story to tell. Emery was found stray in the city’s North End on October 27. It was obvious that he was in pain, as he had a very large injury to his … [Read more...]

Petsitter or Boarding Kennel? Part Two

Petsitters and boarding kennels each have advantages and disadvantages for pets staying behind while owners travel. Yesterday we examined the pros and cons of choosing a boarding facility. Today, … [Read more...]

Petsitter or Boarding Kennel? Part One.

When vacationing without pets, one must often choose between a petsitter or sending pets to a boarding kennel. Both have advantages and disadvantages. Personally, I hate to leave my dog for even a … [Read more...]

PetLvr's Free ECARD Greeting Card Service (Beta)

I recently have installed a new script here for my readers (and myself!) It allows you to send anyone a FREE greeting E-card to anyone with an email address, up to 10 people at a time, and also … [Read more...]

Dog Breeds The Obamas Should Consider

As a PetLvr it's pretty exciting to think about who the Obamas will picks as their presidential dog.   I think this election cycle it may be more exciting than ever because of the conditions that the … [Read more...]

How to Stop a Dog from Jumping

A jumping dog is seeking attention. In order not to reward the behavior, the best response is to ignore it. You've met a kid who acts up even though his parents yell at him, because he sees even the … [Read more...]

Incompatible Pets

I love my many pets, and they all get along fairly well, even the cat and rats. Interactions between pets of different species can be fascinating and humorous. However, there are certain common pets … [Read more...]

Animal Shelter Appreciation Week

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) started the National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week in 1996. The purpose of this week is to honor national animal shelters and take the time to … [Read more...]

WHS Ad – November 12, 2008 – Please Adopt Me

Monkey, 168487 Monkey is a sweet mature cat, 8 years old, used to living with another feline. Her owner had allergies and surrendered Monkey on October 22. Monkey seems sad to be here and we’re sure … [Read more...]

Baby, It's Cold Outside: Exercising Dogs Through the Winter

There are few things less fun than dancing around a fire hydrant blowing on one's hands while waiting for one's dog to do its business in below-zero temperatures, let alone taking the dog for a long … [Read more...]

Ear Scratching? It Might Be Mites!

If you've had cats or dogs living with you, chances are you've seen them scratching at their ears or shaking their head. Now, everyone itches on occasion, even animals. But if your pet seems to be … [Read more...]

D’Arcy’s A.R.C. (Animal Rescue Centre) – 7th Anniversary Party – November 15, 2008

D’Arcy’s A.R.C. (Animal Rescue Centre) will be holding its 7th Anniversary on Saturday, November 15, 2008 When: between 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Where: At D'arcy's A.R.C. new location! Stop by for cake … [Read more...]

Stop Cats from Scratching

You know the stereotype: Cat owners can't have nice furniture, because cats will always scratch the couch, unless they're declawed. If you have one or more cats, you might already have furniture … [Read more...]

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