Walk In The Park

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Man Feeding Birds In The Park * Here is a fellow I ran across, that walks in Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg, Manitoba, at least a few times a week and spends hours feeding the little birdies on … Read More

PetLvr Reviews: Thundershirts

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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

WHS Ad – August 27, 2009 – Please Adopt Me

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Bunny 173820 It’s a fact; black cats get adopted last! Bunny is all the proof you need; she has been in our care since February! Bunny is a great gal; she seems to like other cats … Read More

Never Feed Your Pooch Table Scraps

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Easier said than done, especially when your little man stares at you with those puppy dog eyes. It’s very hard to resist, but it is a healthy decision for your dog. My Miniature Schnauzer Bella (pictured … Read More

The PetLvr Blog Is Now Mobilized

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I recently upgraded and purchased a Blackberry 8230 Flip Pearl cell phone and immediately noticed that this blog was NOT mobile friendly. You were able to see the blog online, but because it is graphic intensive, … Read More

Vegan Dog Diet vs. Omnivorous Dog Diet

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The option of vegan or vegetarian dog food is now available to pet owners. Brands include but are not limited to Avo Derm, Evangers, Natural Balance and Wysong. If you’re living a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle … Read More

Watch This Dog Break Out Of Its Prison!

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Funny Dog – Prison Break Watch how a PRO does it! I saw this on the Pick Chur blog and thought it was worth passing around :) Enjoy. Found at the Pick Chur blog

Can You Determine Your Pet's Worth?

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Is it actually possibly to calculate your pet’s worth into dollars and cents? Of course, if you purchased your pet from a shelter, it might have cost you $100 or maybe thousands if you bought a … Read More

Taking Your Dog to Cafes

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Every dog lover smiles upon seeing a happy pooch parked outside a cafe or bistro with his owner, lying under a table or sitting on his own chair to smile at passers-by. But how do you … Read More

Dogs and Mental Illness (Part Two)

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We learned in Part One that many dog owners have reported that their dogs experience symptoms similar to those seen in humans with mental illness. We also looked at depression and anxiety as specific conditions described … Read More

WHS Ad – August 19, 2009 – Please Adopt Me

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Kitty 141533 How can you resist this cutie pie?! Kitty is an 8 year old gal with a lot of spunk in her step! Don’t let her age fool you Kitty is quite young at heart. … Read More

Can Dogs Have Mental Illnesses? (Part One)

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Dogs and humans suffer from many physical illnesses that can also be contracted by humans. Cancer, pneumonia and kidney failure are common causes of death in both dogs and humans. But can dogs and humans also … Read More

Choosing a Dog Shampoo and Conditioner

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You probably only bathe your dog at most once every other week. More frequent baths strip the coat of oils needed for it to remain healthy with continual exposure to the weather. If a shampoo and … Read More

Alaskan Klee Kai: Rare Breed Spotlight

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Have you ever admired a beautiful Siberian Husky and thought, “I wish those were just a little smaller?” If so, you’re in luck. The Alaskan Klee Kai is a rare breed that resembles a Siberian Husky but is only 13 to 17 inches tall at the shoulder. These petite Northern dogs were created by Linda […]

How to Stop Dogs from Begging at the Table

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Nothing puts a person off their food like a begging dog. A wet nose on the knee followed by a puddle of drool isn’t the least bit appetizing. Even if you don’t mind your own dog … Read More

Why Do Cats Chew?

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Pet owners expect dogs and puppies to chew, but it’s somehow much more surprising when a cat starts chewing. Cats that chew often target books, lampshades, curtains and other similar household items. This can be frustrating … Read More

WHS Ad – August 13, 2009 – Please Adopt Me

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Patch 178937 Patch has not had the best of luck in her first year of life. She came to us after being caught in an engine of a truck! Our fantastic team of vets have fixed … Read More

Choosing a Dog Daycare

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Doggie daycare is a necessity for many busy pet owners. Even a placid dog doesn’t do well if left alone all day five days every week, especially if the owner returns from work too tired for … Read More

How to Memorialize a Pet

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Losing a pet is never easy, but a creative and respectful memorial project can help bereaved owners work through their grief. Building or doing something beautiful in your pet’s memory allows you to channel sorrow into positive … Read More

Tax Deductible Pet Care

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How would you feel if pet care expenses were tax deductible? Would you feel like you could be a more responsible pet owner? Maybe people wouldn’t feel like they have to give up their pets because … Read More

Pet Fashion Week 2009

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It’s that time of year again for pooches to be strutting their stuff in the Big Apple. The 4th annual Pet Fashion Week in New York will be Saturday, August 22 and Sunday, August 23. The … Read More

Tips for Flying with Pets

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Flying with pets is often difficult and confusing. Not all airlines permit pets. Those that do have varying requirements as to which pets can fly and where they will travel. Costs also vary between airlines. Then … Read More

Packing for a Road Trip with Dogs

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Traveling by car with dogs can be fun, but it’s also exhausting. I find packing for trips with my dog more frustrating than any other part of traveling with him. I always seem to forget something … Read More

WHS Ad – August 5, 2009 – Please Adopt Me

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Chewy 179412 Chewy is a rambunctious, talkative, outgoing girl. If you’re looking for a confident, gregarious companion who is always the life of the party then this is the perfect feline for you! Chewy came in … Read More

Compounding Rat Medications At Home

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Have you ever struggled to get your rat to take his or her medicine? Pre-mixed medications for rats are often flavored to be appealing to cats or dogs or birds or hamsters, but leave rats wholly unimpressed. … Read More

How to Find a Missing Cat

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Yesterday we looked at what to do if your dog is missing. Many of the steps for finding a missing cat are the same, but we’ll look at a few key differences between searching for a … Read More

Summer

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It’s been a weird and cold summer here in the Great White North of Winnipeg, but we managed to get away to our cottage in Victoria Beach, Manitoba for some R & R. There’s lots to … Read More

What to Do If Your Dog is Missing

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It’s every dog owner’s worst nightmare: A missing pet. Even if you’re fortunate enough never to have experienced the disappearance of a pet, it’s important to plan in advance so you’ll be prepared if your dog ever … Read More

When You Shouldn't Train Your Dog

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I frequently write about the importance of daily training sessions for all dogs. Pet dogs are happier, healthier and more obedient if training is reinforced daily. Sessions don’t need to be lengthy or intensive every day. … Read More

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