Overweight dogs and cats have become a common phenomenon among many homes. Despite how cute a pudgy little belly may seem on a cat or how adorable a few extra ripples can be on a puppy, pet obesity is a serious issue that has led to an increase in pet health complications, along with a decrease in the quality of life for many pets.
Many of us have been in this situation before: you see what appears to be a lost or stray dog walking in a park or on the side of a busy road. What are you supposed to do when you encounter a stray? How do you reach out? Debbie Swanson, a regular contributor to Dogster.com, outlines some tips for approaching a stray/lost dog.
For those who love animals, working with them can be a dream come true. There are many different types of jobs and activities that involve working with animals in one way or another. Whether it is a conservation job that entails taking care of wildlife, or an administrative job for an animal rescue center, a job that involves working for animals can be rewarding and joy giving.
April 22 is Earth Day, so why not include your best pal as we all "paws" to appreciate our home planet? Julia Szabo from Dogster.com put together a list of simple ways to help do your part to make the planet a little healthier. With a little planning and consideration, minimizing your carbon paw-print is not only easy, it's fun!
Submitted by Petique on Wednesday, February 13, 2013
With winter in full force across most of the US, it’s important to keep thinking of your pets and their needs in the colder weather. Your dog’s health, food and environment all need to be taken into consideration when “Old Man Winter” approaches. Here are some tips from our friends at VetStreet.com
Submitted by Petique on Thursday, January 31, 2013
As January rolls into February, many people have already forgotten about their New Year Resolutions, and the most common resolution is to get in shape. If you have a dog, we have good news. A recent study has shown that owing a dog often provides a better “return on investment” than having a membership to a gym. The full article, written by Kate Wilson, can be found at www.petsblog.com, but below are some of the key findings.
Submitted by Petique on Saturday, January 19, 2013
Just like you schedule your seasonal wardrobe swap, the process of protecting your pets from frigid temperatures should begin long before the mercury plunges. As soon as the colder air settles in, follow these steps from Dr. Marty Becker at VetStreet.com to weather-proof your pet's routine from the upcoming big chill.
Miss Kitty, Whiskers, Lucky and Scooby may seem like adorable — not to mention popular — names for a feline or canine. But just like baby names, the kind of monikers we pick for our pets ebb and flow with the times.
Our friends at VetStreet.com have compiled a list of the top 10 cat and dog names for 2012. While they were at it, they decided to also look at pet names that have drastically dropped off the popularity list over the last 12 years.