How to take Great Photos of Black Pets

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If you have a black dog or cat, you may have noticed that it’s particularly difficult to take clear photos of them. They seem to turn into flat shadows of themselves in photos; with eyes glaring in laser gold’s and greens from the reflective corneas they have. This has created some fairly hilarious internet memes, but usually pet owners with black pets simply just want a good photo of their dog or cat. It does take some special consideration and {Read More}

Affordable Fencing Ideas for your Pet

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It’s not always necessary to spend thousands of dollars on a fence around your property that may not even keep your dog in your yard- especially enterprising dogs that are able to dig under, chew their way out of, or even jump over traditional expensive fencing options. There are safe, affordable alternatives to keeping fido from running the neighborhood every time you let him out to use the bathroom in your yard. Here are some affordable fencing ideas for your {Read More}

Pets That Do Double Duty – Practical Pets For Anyone

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In the past, animals that lived with people not only offered enjoyment and pleasure, but most often times served a basic purpose. Dogs are one well known example. Dogs were often bred for specific jobs- shepherding dogs were used to keep flocks of sheep together and moving to different areas. Protection dog breeds were bred for just that, and often performed their tasks in times past. Hunting dog breeds were bred for specific game- dachshunds were designed for following game {Read More}

Fantastic Pet Alternatives to the Dog and Cat That You’ve Never Thought Of

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While dogs and cats certainly fit the bill for great pet options to suit any personality or lifestyle, some people may be wondering if there are other pet options out there. We’re not necessarily talking about lizards and snakes. We’re talking about perfectly happy, cuddly, fun loving and easy to care for adorable alternatives to the dog and the cat, which may even suit your lifestyle and personality better (not that there is anything wrong with lizards or snakes). What {Read More}

Rehoming your Pet- A No-Guilt Guide to Doing It

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One very stigmatized aspect of pet ownership- knowing the right time to relinquish ownership of your pet, and how to do it. And, when you ask questions regarding how you should safely and responsibly go about this painful decision, you’re looked down upon and seen as irresponsible and unable to stick with a commitment. The reality is, as you know, quite different. You love your pet enough to offer it a better chance at a good life, which for many {Read More}

The Ultimate Guide to Pet Food

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What we feed our pets has spurred a lot of debate and questions, especially in the light of recent year’s food recalls from major pet food brands (specifically for cats and dogs) due to contaminants that do serious harm to pets. Pet food retailers are constantly changing their food formulas and marketing techniques to make their food sound like the best option out there for your pet, but is it always the best option? How do you know what your {Read More}

A Foolproof Way to Naturally Get Rid of the Pet Urine Smell

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If you’ve ever owned a cat, you probably already know that cat urine is a weapon of mass destruction. It forms an unpleasant stench that’s nearly impossible to get rid of. Dog urine is slightly better, but it still wrecks havoc on any surface it touches, including carpet, clothes, and furniture. Unfortunately, dealing with pet urine in inappropriate places is one of the costs that come with pet ownership. At least if your pet urinates on your clothes or a {Read More}

Skechers promotes animal cruelty in their Super Bowl ad

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If there was a list of the most adorable things in the world, you bet a dog in shoes would be right near the top of the list. No one could resist a pup sporting sneakers, and Skechers knows this. That’s why the popular shoe company filmed their Super Bowl commercial at a Greyhound racing track. The commercial shows Greyhounds in racing jackets gracefully gliding along the track, only to have a small dog in – get this – Skechers {Read More}

They stole my heart – The story of Kikeli and Einstein

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The best things in life are free. About 65% of pet owners acquire their pets at no cost. I was one of them. Both of my cats came into my life unexpectedly, and not a day goes by that I don’t thank my lucky stars for them. When I was eighteen, I started off my first year of college living in a tiny studio in the north side of Chicago with my ferret. A friend of mine, Ashley, contacted me {Read More}

Pets : politics :: oil : water? Not necessarily.

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Any good politician knows that patting a dog’s head will earn its owner’s vote, and inviting a pet into the family will increase his approval ratings. Unfortunately, it usually stops at that. In the uppity political milieu, an animal rights advocate is often seen as weak and frivolous. Because of that, the rare case of a new animal cruelty law being passed around or a politician heavily endorsing animal rights is always refreshing to see and, in our humble opinion, a step in the right {Read More}