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5 Ways to Save Your Lawn from Pet Urine PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stacy Mantle   
Saturday, 19 April 2014 00:00

If you have pets, and sometimes even if you don’t have pets, you may find that your backyard smells more and more like a dog kennel or litter box than a freshly cut lawn or a garden of beautiful roses.

It doesn’t have to be that way... There are many ways to take care of your yard without hurting the lawn and without impacting your pets health.

Pet urine can overpower even the healthiest lawn. There are many theories on why dog urine (and cat urine) effect common lawn grasses, and why some types of lawns don't seem to have much of a problem resisting urine (fescue, perennial ryegrass are two examples). But, if you're seeing brown spots on your lawn, we have solutions for you.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 April 2014 21:56
Hit By A Flying Wolf: Book Review PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stacy Mantle   
Thursday, 17 April 2014 00:00

Those of you who have been with me from the beginning know that the reason I began PetsWeekly is because I had two wolf hybrids and a bunch of half-wild cats, and that our journey together is what brought this site to life. We had to learn how to live with three very distinct species (coyotes/wolves, cats and humans) in the same home. (See Falling Into the Food Chain)

I named my second wolf hybrid, Aquila. It is a roman cognomen, which means “eagle” in Latin and “Spirit” in other languages.  I called her that because the first time we met, she sailed over my head, out of the pickup truck of the woman who dropped her off to me. She was my “flying wolf.”

For this reason, I couldn’t wait to read renowned author Nicole Wilde’s most recent book, “Hit by a Flying Wolf: True Tales of Rescue, Rehabilitation and Real Life with Dogs and Wolves .” When I finally got the chance, I was absolutely smitten with her humorous (and sometimes heartbreaking) stories of her life with wolves.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 April 2014 01:52
GMOs in Pet Food: What they are and How they Impact our Pets PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stacy Mantle   
Friday, 11 April 2014 00:00

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) are a hot topic right now, but maybe not for the right reasons. We hear the term GMO and immediately assume it is terrible for us and for our pets. While we totally agree that is a dangerous movement, we believe it is dangerous due to its impact on our environment and society, as well as consumption, although the truth is, no one knows know for sure as there have been no long-term studies done. The most recent studies coming out are not exactly encouraging...

But, the fact is, we and our pets have probably been consuming GMOs for years without even knowing it. So, what is so bad about GMOs and why should we avoid them? Well, here’s a “quick overview to GMOs” we put together…

Last Updated on Friday, 11 April 2014 01:32
Traditional ID Tags for Every Pet PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stacy Mantle   
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 00:00

This week, we were able to look at some “traditional” tags that are truly unconventional. Every animal needs an ID tag on their collar. It doesn't matter if they are microchipped or wearing a GPS tracker. If your dog escapes the yard or anything happens to you, people need to know that how to return your pet and whether or not it's had its rabies vaccination. That's a fact. If you don't have an ID tag on your pet, you need to invest in one of these right away.

We had the opportunity to look at a few different styles from WagTags and we are so very impressed with the quality that we had to pass the info along.

Most pet ID tags are made from soft aluminum or engraved plastic, and the lettering wears off in just a few months. Wag Tags are deeply engraved on durable, thick stainless steel. They also don’t hang off the collar and rub against other tags. These two factors help make Wag Tags so durable that they guarantee their tags will remain legible for the life of the pet. They are also lightweight, easy for pets to wear, and very beautiful.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 April 2014 14:49
National Dog Fighting Awareness Day PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stacy Mantle   
Tuesday, 08 April 2014 00:00

April 8 is National Dog Fighting Awareness Day and we can’t think of a better way to spend a day than talking about this important topic.

Dog fighting occurs in every corner of the world and has a long and sordid history - you know what they say about history. If you don’t learn from it, you’re bound to repeat it.

This year, we are participating in a Google+ hangout that will be moderated by Dan Harris from ABC News – we hope you will show your support for stopping the horrific practice of dog fighting by joining in the discussion.

The Hangout will discuss the issue of #dogfighting , the +ASPCA's efforts to tackle this brutal crime and what people can do to help. We are also giving away a kit that will help you make a public statement against fighting. Read on!

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 April 2014 06:38
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