Animal Dumping Season Is Underway: What You Can Do to Help

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Ah, early Summer. The birds are singing, flowers are blooming, and people are arriving in droves to dump their pets at local animal shelters. Litters of kittens and puppies conceived and born in the  Spring fill kennels … Read More

Should You Let Your Dog Play in Creeks and Lakes?

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Many dogs love water. It’s hard to resist letting a happy dog frolic in a creek or lake while out for a long walk, especially on a hot day. I’m sometimes tempted to jump in myself! … Read More

Differences in Priorities: How to Cope with Less Passionate Pet Parents

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You spend hours every day exercising and grooming your dogs, letting caged pets out for free-range time, petting and playing with your cats,  and coaxing the elderly horse to just eat one more bite of beet … Read More

Dogs In Handbags and DogBeds

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There’s an interesting article on the Bagbunch Blog today about dog carriers entitled What’s The Obsession With Dogs In Handbags? Personally, I would never want to carry my dog while out on a walk .. I … Read More

Enhance or Create Your Community Dog Park

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Do you ever feel like you’re not welcome at the local park when you have your dog with you? Then maybe it’s time to try carving a spot of your own in the park that would … Read More

Rat Relationships: More Complex Than You Might Think

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If you’ve never been fortunate enough to interact with a large group of domestic rats over an extended period of time, you may not know that rats are very similar to humans in terms of social … Read More

Paws in the Park 2009

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Breathing in the fresh, warm breeze, stretching your legs with a walk, basking in the sun and taking in the view are just a few ways to appreciate the summer weather. But don’t forget that your … Read More

Three Great Web Tools for Dog Owners

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The Internet has never before been more powerful, useful, or ubiquitous than it is today. Dog parents can get information, pet supplies, professional training advice, and more, without leaving their own homes.  However, at the same time, there’s never before been more … Read More

WHS Ad – June 24, 2009 – Please Adopt Me

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Put your Paws in Motion for The Winnipeg Humane Society! Walk with your furry friends in support of WHS shelter animals and join us for this massive special event! June 28th, 2009 at Assiniboine Park. To … Read More

PetLvr Blog Now Translated in 41 Languages

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I’m pleased to announce that PetLvr blog is now available in 41 different languages now, and we truly are “A Website For All Earthlings, Who Love Animals” .. well, that’s the plan anyway :D To Translate … Read More

EPA Reviews Safety of Flea/Tick Products, Plus Frontline/Advantix Alternatives

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I’ve always avoided topical flea and tick medications whenever possible. I’m just a little uncomfortable with the idea of putting something on my pet’s body that is so poisonous to fleas and ticks that it will … Read More

Why Aren't "Albino" Reptiles White?

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If you’ve ever walked into a pet store and seen “albino corn snakes” or “albino red-eared slider turtles” for sale, you know that many pets labeled albino in stores or by breeders don’t look like a … Read More

Pet Perks

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It’s that dreaded day of the week when you sit down to balance your checkbook and you cross your fingers in hopes that there will be enough money to feed you and your pet. In these … Read More

What to Do If Your Puppy is A Cryptorchid

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Cryptorchidism in dogs is a condition that is congenital (present at birth) and results in one or both testicles failing to descend normally. This is a common condition that usually has no particular ill effects, provided … Read More

WHS Ad – June 17, 2009 – Please Adopt Me

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The Winnipeg Humane Society has on overwhelming amount of dogs available for adoption. All of our dogs are in need in of quality, durable (strong) dog toys to keep them busy. If you have toys to … Read More

What to Do About Animal Hoarders

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Have you ever seen a news story about hundreds of animals rescued from a single person? Frequently, these horrifying stories come with graphic details of pets that starved to death or attacked each other because of … Read More

Woofstock

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In Libertyville, Illinois, one day will be dedicated to puppy love. Woofstock, not Woodstock, will take place on Saturday, June 20 from 10 am to 4 pm at the Lambs Farm Pet Shop Lawn. There will … Read More

Feeding Aging Rats

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As rats age, they may become either obese or thin. If your rat has a health problem, please consult your veterinarian about feeding and nutrition. However, if your rat is aging normally, you may be able … Read More

Tornado Safety for Pets

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There was a Tornado Watch in effect for my county for most of the afternoon today. While most people know what to do to protect themselves if a tornado occurs, what about pets? While many disaster … Read More

Keeping Cats off Counters

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Cats love countertops. They provide a high vantage point from which a cat can observe goings-on in the kitchen, they often have tasty crumbs or good smells on  them, and it drives their owners nuts when … Read More

Finding A Pet-Friendly Rental

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In many areas, pet parents struggle to find a rental home that will accomodate their entire family, both humans and pets. The current rental market has forced more apartment complexes and private property owners to open … Read More

WHS Ad – June 10, 2009 – Please Adopt Me

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Madison 079239 Madison is a great girl! She is very energetic and would benefit from an experienced owner. This gorgeous girl has been with us since January; and has been passed around a fair bit. Madison … Read More

Pet-Related Television Shows: Two Reviews

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I’d generally rather see people get their pet information from a book than a television show. I recommend Don’t Shoot the Dog by Karen Pryor, The Dog Who Would Be King by John C. Wright and Judi … Read More

Should I Get Mice or Rats?

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Many people who wish to keep small pets narrow things down to mice and rats for their intelligence, friendly personalities, and general appearance, but then have trouble deciding between the two. If you’re currently wondering if … Read More

Planning Ahead for Pet Expenses During the Recession

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Animal shelters are bursting at the seams with pets who have lost their homes due to the current recession. Whether it was an unexpected vet bill, routine expenses, or a non pet-related expense that was the … Read More

Pet Careers Prosper in Recession

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Layoffs and bankrupt companies are continuing to make the news in the U.S., and these occurrences seem to be foreshadowing doom for all of us. However, amidst the demise of some businesses, other professions are flourishing. … Read More

Gecko Show

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It’s rare to find a show dedicated to everything you ever wanted to know about geckos, but the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia is making it happen. Peeling Productions at Clyde Peeling’s REPTILAND created “Geckos-Tails … Read More

It's Shedding Season! Here's How to Minimize Hair Accumulation in Your House

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I’ve been finding tufts of dog hair around the house all week. For a couple of days I was puzzled– I’m brushing my dogs as often as I always do! Then I realized it’s June, and … Read More

Are Laser Pointer Toys Safe for Pets?

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There’s nothing like the bright red dot of a laser pointer racing across the floor or wall to get a cat’s attention. Many dogs also are fascinated  with and will chase laser pointer toys. Even fish often … Read More

WHS Ad – June 3, 2009 – Please Adopt Me

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Mena 174689 Mena is a lucky 9 month old spayed female who was found as a stray in the dead of winter. She was suffering from frostbite– so bad her toes caused her extreme pain. She … Read More

Should You Shave Your Dog for the Summer?

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I live in Colorado, where we have, from time to time, experienced snow in July and 90-degree days in November. But if you can rely on one thing in Colorado, it’s that we’ll have a fairly hot summer. … Read More

Animal Reiki

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Have you ever wondered what Reiki is and what it’s use for? If you attend pet shows or pet expos, you might find practitioners there offering Reiki sessions. Well, Reiki is a form of energy healing, … Read More

Nebulizing Rats

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Most rat owners will, at some point, own a pet rat with chronic respiratory disease. Rats are prone to infections caused by Mycoplasma pulmonis, a naturally occurring bacterium found in the lungs of nearly all rats. The only … Read More

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