Dog Toys 101

Dog Toys 101

When it comes to dog toys, there are quite literally millions of choices available. However, it’s important for your dog’s physical health and emotional well-being that you select the most appropriate toys. To find out what attracted dogs to toys, researchers from Bristol Veterinary School conducted a study in 2012 where they presented dogs with a variety of different toys … [Read more...]

Cats in the Movies

The sinister Ernest Blofeld pets his beloved Turkish Angora, Snowball.

If you’re tired of watching TV shows like “Scandal” and “Secrets and Lies,” and perhaps are up to date on all your favorite Netflix shows (I have just finished season three of “House of Cards”), how about looking up some movie favorites with cat stars—both animated and real. I never get tired of the Pink Panther. This pink cartoon cat with the manners of an English … [Read more...]

Canine Dental Care

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You wouldn’t dream of neglecting your own teeth. Frequent brushing and regular visits to the dentist are part of your healthcare routine. What you might not know is that dental care is just as important for your dog as it is for you. Dogs are just as susceptible to gum disease as humans are, and a lack of dental care can cause your dog to suffer from infected gums, missing … [Read more...]

Cat Scratch Fever: How to Keep Felines from Clawing Furniture

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Everyone who has ever owned a cat has scars and snags on her furniture and rugs to show for it. Scratching is a natural part of cats’ behavior. They do it to mark their territory, clean and sharpen their claws, and stretch the muscles in their paws, legs and backs. Since scratching is so important to the mental and physical well-being of your cat, the first rule is do not … [Read more...]

Fun and Fabulous Pet Products


StarWalk™ is an app-based activity-monitoring device for dogs that is designed to motivate you to spend more time with your dog to achieve health and fitness goals. In addition to reporting a dog’s daily activity, the devise also has a blinking reminder feature, allowing you to set alerts to remind you of veterinarian visits, when to administer medication, doggy play dates as … [Read more...]