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    Behavior Problems? We have answers.

    Learn about behavior from our team of experts. Whether you have cats, dogs, reptiles, horses or birds, we can help you learn to live with them. Read More
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    All About Horses

    Learn about equine science, whether you're an aspiring rider or a long-time owner, we have the latest in products, breeds, and more. Read More
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    Be sure to check this section out before you hit the road with your pet! We've got a look at pet-friendly hotels, the guidelines of air, train, bus and auto travel, and much more. Read More
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  • The Awkward Topic of Dog Tush Wipes

    Having a dog is not always tossing Frisbees and cuddling on the couch during those cold nights. There are lots of times you have to play nursemaid, do extensive grooming and (as you know), they are forever getting into things that are unpleasant (and even more unpleasant when they come back out).

    Some dogs need some extra help staying clean, for example ill pets or senior pets often need extra help with keeping their tushies clean.

    Some dogs (like Bree) have a genetic defect known as hypoplastic vulva which is a common condition of canine conformation in which the vulva is at least partially engulfed by the skin folds that surround it. Spayed female dogs are predisposed to this condition and if you don’t keep that area clean, your dog can wind up with bacteria in that area - causing ongoing issues with yeast infections, UTIs and more.

    So, as much as this is not our favorite topic, its an important one - we’re talking about cleaning the nether regions and more importantly, the benefits of tush wipes.

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  • Handling a Dog Attack on Walk

    Years ago, I was walking my dogs, Malachi and Aquilla, down my neighborhood street when out of the blue, we were attacked by a large dog. It was a terrifying moment and one that could happen anywhere at any time. It also made me very aware of the problems with off-leash dogs and runaway dogs, and is one of many reasons why I started this website so many years ago.

    With two large wolf hybrids at my side, there wasn’t much I feared in my early twenties. We walked down the street together, as we had done thousands of times before, when the hair on the back of my neck stood up. I suddenly felt that we were being stalked, and as I was very unaccustomed to being stalked, I really didn’t know what to do.

    My dogs felt it too and kept turning around to look behind us. The street was empty, but that nagging feeling wouldn’t go away. Finally, Aquilla turned and growled, holding her ground as she scanned the road behind us. She refused to move forward despite my plea.

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  • Review of Dogs & Their People

    Dogs & Their People is a delightful book from Bark & Co that has truly captured the spirit of modern day dog ownership and the amazing bond between people and pets.

    The book is filled with inspiring community-sourced photography that are fun to view and resplendent with stories that are even more entertaining to read. Some are from celebrity dogs and others are just from people who love their pets (and frankly, we’re far more inspired by the “regular” folk who go out of their way to make sure their dogs are cared for in some truly creative ways.

    This is a coffee table book for sure - you’ll want to leave it out to inspire guests and encourage them to tell you about their dogs. It’s filled with images of dogs, fun quips that every animal lover will relate to, and plenty of humor.

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  • 4PawsTech LED Collars are Perfect for Dark Nights

    The days are getting shorter and the nights a bit longer, which makes finding our pets who need to come indoors at night a bit harder to find. Even in a yard, they can be difficult to track down if they don’t run up to you. That’s why we like the new LED collars from 4PawsTech.


    • Variety of Colors
    • LED-light is bright
    • USB Rechargeable lithium ion battery
    • 3 Modes: Fast Flash, Slow Flash, Constant On
    • Great for walking or in yard
    • MSRP $29.99

    Way too many dogs are killed by cars at night because they escape from a yard and are nearly invisible in the dark. The 4PawsTech collar ensures you can see them during the day or on the darkest night.

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  • 5 Reasons Feral Cat Day Shouldn’t Freak You Out

    There’s been a battle brewing for years against feral cats, and some of the more hateful humans are setting out to kill them all (yes, this has been proposed by some quite unscrupulous people).

    When it comes to cats, you’re going to hear everything from feral cats killing billions of birds a year (if that were true, there would be no birds - at all) to feral cats giving people rabies or even plague (also not true).

    The truth is, feral (aka community) cats are an important part of our ecosystem. They minimize rodent problems, they fill the gap that humans created after hunting other animals (like the bobcat) that they deemed a threat. A properly managed colony can stabilize the influx of stray cats into a neighborhood and help minimize problems with rodents.

    National Feral Cat Day is observed on October 16 every year and we’re proud to take part in this annual tradition.

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Dogs that can't Swim and Some that just aren't very good at it

Summer is officially here in the desert and we have reached temperatures in excess of 100 degrees, so you know Read More

Disaster preparedness with pets

September is National Animal Preparedness Month. Some natural disasters require that you evacuate your entire family, pets included. Wildfires, floods, Read More

Keeping Aquariums Alive During Summer Blackouts

Summer is on the way, and that means possible brown outs (power shortages) and even blackouts (power outages) for most Read More

Keeping Pets Safe from Coyotes

No matter where you live, you’ve likely had to deal with wildlife. Whether its mountain lions and coyotes, or squirrels Read More

5 Questions to Ask Before Getting Chickens

There is a lot of interest in chicken keeping these days. With the cost of food skyrocketing, chickens can be Read More

TrackR Uses Crowd GPS To Locate Your Pets

It's tough finding a GPS collar or tag that is small enough for your cat or tiny dog to wear, Read More
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I remember a time when a family friend thought it was funny that we had photos of our pets framed and sitting on a table amongst other knick-knacks. I thought it was funny that they couldn’t understand why we would have framed photos of our pets. Now, I’m not the type to inundate unsuspecting visitors with our loads of pet pics, but I am the type to get a kick out of fun and creative ways to display them. So read on to learn more about the products I found below – they’re fun, interesting, and fairly inexpensive.


Photo Books

Lulu.com, a company most widely known as being one of the “go to” book printers for independent authors, recently announced the addition of photo books to their line-up of print services. They have seven different sizes to choose from with pricing starting at $9.99. With a bunch of different color themes to choose from, all you have to do is upload your photos and “drag and drop” them wherever you want them to go. They’d make great gifts for the pet lovers in your life.

Sticker Books

Okay, I’ll admit it. I’ve lived longer than three decades on this earth and a part of me still squeals inside when I see cool stickers. Moo.com lets you put your images into sticker form, meaning you can peel and stick your furbabies’ cute mugs all over the place – holiday letters, laptops, birthday greetings, grocery lists, etc. You could even use the stickers to mark whose food is whose on the containers so no one gets confused. The possibilities are endless. Prices start at $9.99 and when I created my sticker book, I chose the round sticker books that contain 90 stickers for the price I just mentioned. I uploaded four different pictures, but you can upload up to 90 different images! How cool is that? Just ignore the fact that the website says “Business Logo Stickers.”

Magnetic Photo Ropes

If you want to display your pet photos in something a little less usual than a photo frame, get a magnetic photo rope. At 58” long and only $12 each, you can display a handful of your favorite photos for a lot less than it would cost to frame each individual picture. On top of all of that, it’s really easy to switch photos in and out if you get a new favorite you want to add to the rope.

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