Keeping Dogs Safe from Coyotes

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Have coyotes moved into your neighborhood recently? Many urban and suburban residents are seeing coyotes enter their neighborhoods due to habitat destruction, habituation to human contact, and the easy availability of prey. Now, it might be … Read More

Economy Driving More Owners to Relinquish Pets

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With the current recession showing no signs of letting up, shelters are stuffed to the gills with pets whose owners simply could no longer afford to care for them. The Chicago Tribune reported this week that, “When … Read More

HR 669 and How It Might Affect You and Your Pets

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Regular readers know that I tend to avoid political topics in this blog. They’re too contentious, and there are many sides to every issue. However, there is a bill currently being considered by the United States … Read More

New Airline Means Friendlier Skies for Pets

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Remember when we discussed how difficult flying with rats safely can be? I’ve also mentioned the potential hazards of shipping dogs and cats by plane. In fact, I personally will not ever fly with my dog … Read More

End of Earth Week Tips for Greener Pet Ownership

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As Earth Week ends, tree-planting events and free seed offers die down, CFL bulbs return to regular price, and most people go right back to the lifestyle they’re accustomed to during the other 51 weeks of … Read More

Baby Giraffe Debut At The L.A. Zoo

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News Release April 23, 2009 **MEDIA ADVISORY** CONTACT: Elizabeth Leider/ Elizabeth.leider@lacity.org (323) 644-4273 L.A. Zoo Announces Births of Giraffe The Los Angeles Zoo is proud to announce the births of a Masai giraffe and rare Peninsular … Read More

Caring for Dogs with Wrinkles

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Pugs, English Bulldogs, Shar Peis, and most of the Molusser (Mastiff) breeds have one big thing in common: Wrinkles! Many new owners of these dogs make the mistake of falling in love with the adorable wrinkly … Read More

WHS Ad – April 22, 2009 – Please Adopt Me

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Make Your Pet a Star! There are still a few weeks left to enter our calendar contest. Get your pet’s good side and mail us a large, high-quality, hard copy of the photo. Your pet may … Read More

When Pets Cause Conflict in Relationships or Marriages

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Many pet lovers have been involved in an argument with a significant other regarding pets either brought into the relationship/marriage by one party, or acquired as a couple. Just like children, pets require you to expend time, money, … Read More

Keeping Dogs Out of Cat Litterboxes

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Snacking out of the catbox is perhaps the most disgusting habit a dog can have, in my opinion– and that’s a pretty competitive category. Unfortunately, at least a substantial minority, and probably a vast majority of … Read More

Including Pets in Your Wedding

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Once upon a time, including pets in a wedding would have been a massive social blunder frowned upon by the majority of guests. Now, many pet lovers can’t imagine marrying without their pets present. It makes … Read More

Stress and Urine Marking in Cats

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We all know by now how stress can affect the human body, but what about our pets? People aren’t the only ones who get ‘stressed out’. But while we might get headaches, neck aches or stomach … Read More

Upcoming Pet Events

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Trying to fill up your calendar with exciting events during the wintertime can be challenging, but since winter is almost behind us, there are plenty of pet-related activities you can attend. Below are some upcoming events … Read More

WHS Ad – April 16, 2009 – Please Adopt Me

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Milo 127425 Milo is a spunky fellow who has not had the best of luck. This fantastic feline needs a home he can call permanent! Milo can be a bit shy, but with time he will … Read More

Do Pets Grieve?

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Do pets grieve when they lose an owner or a companion? In short: Yes. There are various scientific studies, some contradictory, on the subject of animals’ responses to loss, but my experience as the owner of … Read More

Prepare for April Showers

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April showers are something to look forward to, because soon after the soil is cleansed, the flowers and other plants can bloom and close the door to winter. However, when the wind is howling outside and … Read More

What to Do if You Find a Stray Cat

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Yesterday I had dinner with my parents. On my way out the door after the meal, I encountered a handsome ginger tomcat, who immediately made himself at home in my car. When he heard a rustle … Read More

Five Tips the Obama Family Should Use in Socializing Bo

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Yesterday we introduced you to Bo Obama, the Portuguese Water Dog now owned by Barack Obama and his family. Today, just in case Barack, Michelle, Malia, and Sasha read Petlvr: The Blog, I’ve got five helpful hints … Read More

First Dog Bo Obama the Portuguese Water Dog Takes Nation By Storm

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It’s official: President Barack Obama and his family have been given a 6-month-old Portuguese Water Dog puppy by Senator Edward M. Kennedy. The dog, who will be named “Bo Diddley,” was purchased from a Texas kennel and … Read More

In Case You Didn't Get Enough Bunny This Weekend

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This is the first year that I managed *NOT* to eat a bunch of chocolate easter bunnies … but that didn’t stop me from searching YouTube for some bunny sweets!! Enjoy. Amazing Bunny Tricks * YouTube … Read More

Aqua Media Direct Introduces Grass Roots Pet Channel

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The following is a Press Release by one of our Ad Media companies that we use. If you are looking for publisher opportunities for your own pet related (or non-pet related) blog … contact their Publisher … Read More

Pet Ownership in a Down Economy: More Frugal Tips

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Are you pinching pennies as the recession drags on? If so, don’t skimp on essentials like vet care and premium food, which save you money in the long run. However, you can save money in other, … Read More

Keeping Pets Safe on Easter

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Most people know that Halloween can be a dangerous holiday for pets,  but what about Easter? Just as much chocolate is given out on Easter as Halloween, but some families are so eager to celebrate that … Read More

Should You Raise Littermates Together?

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It’s not easy to look at a litter of puppies, kittens, rats, or any other animal and pick just one baby to take home. Should you really choose just one? Wouldn’t those two littermates be happier together? … Read More

WHS Ad – April 8, 2009 – Please Adopt Me

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The WHS’s 5th annual Yappy Hour Presents… Woofstock 2009! April 9th, 2009 5p.m. – 8p.m. at The Fairmont Winnipeg – Furry Friends Welcome! Join us at The Fairmont Winnipeg with your canine companion for the grooviest … Read More

Fighting Pet Allergies

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Your pet might not develop a runny nose or watery eyes but that doesn’t mean that they are not suffering from allergies. As the temperature warms and the rains replenish the soil, flowers will begin to … Read More

Your Kids Don't Need a Live Easter Bunny, Duckling, or Chick

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Easter is just around the corner, and sadly, as usual at this time of year, many children will have more than plastic eggs and jellybeans waiting in their baskets. Every year, thousands of baby rabbits, chicks, and ducklings … Read More

What Sport Is Right For Your Dog?

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If you  have a high-energy dog, getting involved in a canine sport is a smart decision. But which one will best suit your dog? One can easily spend a lot of time and money taking lessons … Read More

Let’s Do Lunch…Bark, Bark!

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Sitting down with your friends for lunch once a week is a chance for you to catch up, so it’s the perfect time to bond. Every so often don’t forget to share lunchtime with your dog … Read More

Does Your Pet Twitter? Dogs and Cats Join the Microblogging Community

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No, I’m not asking in a roundabout way whether or not you own a bird. Twitter is a microblogging website that allows users to send short messages of 140 characters or less. You can “follow” other users … Read More

Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs

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Easter isn’t just fun for children and candy addicted adults. When is the last time you held an Easter egg hunt specifically for your dog? If your answer is ‘never,’ it’s time you properly introduced your … Read More

WHS Ad – April 2, 2009 – Please Adopt Me

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Snoopy 138827 Snoopy is a gorgeous 2 year old German shepherd cross. Snoopy has had rough beginnings and would really like a stable permanent home. She is a bit shy and does best when she is … Read More

How to Cope with An Accidental Rat Pregnancy

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A friend wrote to me a few days ago asking for advice. She owns several female rats, and no males. Inexplicably, one of her females is pregnant. The only possible exposure to a male occurred when … Read More

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