Category Archives: Pets

Is it Chlorine in Pools Safe for Pets?

Is it Chlorine in Pools Safe for Pets? As temperatures rise and a hairy creature’s thoughts turn to summer swimming, owners across the country are asking themselves: is it ok for my pet to take a dip in the family pool? As pet owners become more educated and inquisitive about the effects of various chemical…
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Cole and Marmalade Explore 50 Cardboard Boxes

If your cat is anything like mine, it tires of toys quickly. The little mouse my kitty once loved just gets pawed under the sofa so she doesn't have to play with it ever again. Even boxes I leave out for her go unappreciated after a day or two. Clearly, the solution is to simply…
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General Dog Care

Are you a new dog parent or looking more information about Dog Care? This some tips to help you with Dog Care A dog can be a wonderful addition to any home, but whether you're an experienced pet parent or a first-time adopter, it's important to keep your canine companion's health and happiness a top…
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Ways to Keep Your Cat Cool in Summer Heat

10 Ways to Keep Your Cat Cool in Summer Heat During the summer heat, you can strip down to shorts and a tank top, but your cat has to wear a fur coat all year long. This can easily become a health issue. So what can you do to keep your feline friend comfortable during…
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Cat Breed Info – Savannah Cat

If the call of the wild is what attracts you to cats, the Savannah is one to consider. Created by crossing African Servals with domestic cats and then breeding the offspring to cats such as Egyptian Maus, Oriental Shorthairs, Savannahs, Ocicats and others, this cat stands out for his large pointed ears and spotted golden,…
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Caring For Older Cats

Cats can live to a ripe old age - over twenty in some cases - But did you know that your cat is considered 'mature' after the age of eight? As they age, your cat will require a little more monitoring and attention in order to be on the look out for any warning signs…
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POUNCE – Photo Book of Jumping Kittens

The last time we saw photographer Seth Casteel, he was capturing the whimsical portraits of underwater babies and underwater canines. Not only did his work go viral, the resulting photo books solidified him as a New York Times' bestselling author. Now Casteel is back at it again. In his latest photo book, "Pounce," he's moved…
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6 Reasons to Adopt a Senior Dog

When a family decides to bring a new dog into the household, the first option for many is a puppy. However, there’s another kind of dog often found in rescue organizations that's just as deserving of a home that could be a far better match for your household. The surprising secret is that older dogs…
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Fun Interesting Facts About Hamsters

Hamsters are great little creatures to have as pets. They love lots of attention and enjoy interacting with their owners. They are cute, fun and extremely active little rodents, especially at night when the sun goes down. There over 25 species of hamsters in the world, ranging from a large European breed to the tiniest…
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Poisonous Plants to Look Out For

While plants and flowers are a great way to decorate, not every plant is safe for your home. We know poison oak shouldn’t be touched, and to keep poinsettias away from our pets, but did you know some of your favorite blooms may have toxic properties as well? We’ve rounded up a list of common…
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8 Things People Do That Cats Hate

We love our cats and consider them family. “Cute” cat videos go viral in minutes. Your cat may not think our human behavior is always so cute, yet we expect our cats to adjust to our crazy human environment. As responsible pet parents, it’s important for us to understand their world. Pay careful attention to…
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Doberman Pinscher Dog Breed Info

It never ceases to amaze me just how interesting the history of many dog breeds are. This is especially true of the Doberman Pinscher. The History of the Doberman Many years ago, during the 1800s, a man named Louis Doberman from Thuringen in Germany had a career of collecting taxes. Every day he would set out…
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How to Trim Your Cat’s Nails

Once you see it done successfully, you'll feel better about clipping your cat's nails on your own. A desire to scratch is one of the cat's most basic, natural instincts.  And for you, the cat owner, protecting your furniture and your family from being scratched is one of your basic instincts. The best way to avoid…
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The Water Garden – Care & Feeding of Pond Fish

Keeping fish is a natural part of having a water garden. In addition to their appeal as pets they are a part of your pond's ecosystem. In order to maintain the health of your fish some basic precautions are necessary. It is important to keep the right amount of fish for the pond size, feed…
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