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Every weeknight, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon is watched by millions of people. But Fallon’s most loyal viewer is sitting right in his own home. That would be 5-year-old Gary, a female English cream golden retriever. And it was actually TV that brought the pair of best friends together. “She came out on [Late Night with Jimmy
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The beagle breed has a tendency to develop meningitis. By: RogerMayhem What do chocolate, xylitol (an artificial sweetener) and raisins have in common? These are all examples of foods that are safe for people to eat, but they are toxic to dogs. These 3 foods all highlight how your pet’s body works differently from how
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Patience is key when grooming animals. By: KeystonePetPlace Pet grooming is a fun and rewarding job that allows you to work with animals and even make them feel better. It’s also a tough job and not for the faint of heart. But fear not — here’s an overview of what you’ll need to become a
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You’ve seen dogs jump through hoops and weave through poles. Perhaps you’ve even watched canine agility competitions on TV with your cat by your side, and have said to your feline, “You wouldn’t be caught dead doing that.” Here’s the thing: Cats – new, old, purebred, rescue – are all capable of learning a few tricks.
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It’s one small paw-step for cats, and a giant leap for felines in Denver, Colorado. The Denver Post reports that a bill proposing to ban the declawing of cats was passed unanimously by the Denver City Council on Monday. Declawing, known as “onychectomy” to veterinarians, is a surgical procedure that removes a cat’s claws. The
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Aside from a crude tattoo, Libby’s scars are largely invisible: a fear of loud noises and a hesitancy towards being put on a leash. But when the pup was rescued by Jessica seven years ago, Libby’s cruel past was written all over her body. The dog was emaciated, had a mouth full of rotting teeth
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Can my dog eat pumpkin pie? Cat my cat eat turkey? Thanksgiving is here and that means delicious treats, a few days off work and cozy food coma time with family and friends. But for pets, it also means many health questions regarding food and safely celebrating with their humans. To cats and dogs, Turkey
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Specialized diets may, in fact, incorporate ingredients that the pet food industry has deemed “bad.” By: Surprise Last week, I wrote about pet food. The post barely scratched the surface on how to talk to people about food choices for their pets. I asked myself why this topic still frustrates me so much and why
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On Saturday, 8-year-old Easton Lowery lost his “best friend,” a loyal dog named Beignet. “I could hardly stop thinking about it right after it happened. I was pouring down tears,” the boy told WCJB. The 2-year-old canine was attacked and killed by a wild alligator near Lowery’s home in Gainesville, Florida. The tragic event occurred
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A few months ago, we reported on a study that found talking to our pets is a sign of human intelligence. Well, as it turns out, talking to our pets may also be making them smarter, too. Take this video by Jason Ybarbo posted to YouTube on Nov. 12, for instance. Ybarbo claims that when
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Ah, junk food. The greasy, the sugary, the totally bad for you but so-so-good comfort food that goes down great any time. I’m probably the biggest junk food junkie out there — pizza, fries, burgers, candy, cake. You name it, I want it. However, being a junk food addict does invite a bit of shaming
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You can donate not only food to pet pantries but also toys, food bowls and collars. By: skeeze Life happens. Money gets tight — sometimes at the worst moments. Regardless of your financial situation, when you have pets, you have family. That means loving and caring for them, even when times are hard. Fortunately, if
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And you thought cat burglars were menacing. Residents of Mifune, Kumamoto Prefecture, in Japan will be cat-proofing every window and door to their homes after this terrifying and downright incredulous crime. According to Japan Today, the investigation into the attempted murder of an elderly Japanese woman has authorities pointing their fingers at an unlikely main suspect: a
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Just one sniff is all it took. As science and plenty of working dogs have proven, canines experience the world through their noses. So it should come as no surprise that they can also experience emotions, like love and belonging, as an olfactory sensory perception as well. In the video above, a dog displays just
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At the Monarto Zoo, you’re the one in the cage. The Australian animal park recently opened a new feature called Lions 360, a cage inside the big cat’s enclosure that puts you just a claw’s length away from the majestic meowers. “It’s a truly hair-raising experience with visitors able to enter the cage and get
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[{“title”:”Scrabble, Mancala or any game with movable pieces”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Clue”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Monopoly”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Puzzles”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Mind Games”,”points”:”1″}]An easy mark. [{“title”:”Scrabble, Mancala or any game with movable pieces”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Clue”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Monopoly”,”points”:”1″},{“title”:”Puzzles”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Mind Games”,”points”:”0″}]Someone who can supply them with life’s essentials — food, toys and really nice cat trees. [{“title”:”Scrabble, Mancala or any game with movable pieces”,”points”:”1″},{“title”:”Clue”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Monopoly”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Puzzles”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Mind Games”,”points”:”0″}]Someone they can get a rise out of by using your small
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This article originally appeared on Hello Giggles. Dogs are becoming more and more like their owners every day. For example, one dog from Utah faked being sick in order to get his parents to stay home from work. Sully started acting up on Thursday, which made his owners — Kennady Longhurst and Alex Salsberry — a little worried. Longhurst
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1. Key Characteristics Weight: 6–9 pounds for females, 9–13 pounds for males Life Expectancy: Around 15 years The Scottish fold is characterized by their unique appearance. They display surprisingly round features: a round face, emphasized by flat ears; large, circular eyes; a short snout (compared to other cat breeds) and a round body structure with short
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Your vet should anticipate the risks of putting a particular breed under anesthesia. By: safepaws Occasionally, I come across a client who point-blank refuses to give their 4-legger an anesthetic. Sadly, this is usually because they once lost a much-loved pet under anesthesia. Chatting further, it often transpires the tragedy happened years ago. Back then,
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