6 Thanksgiving Foods To Avoid Giving Your Pet


Thanksgiving is right around the corner. No matter how much your dog or cat begs for food, don’t let them have it. Here’s a list of 6 foods to not give them Stuffing – thanksgiving stuffing is often made with salt, onions, garlic, and other ingredients. The ingredients can be toxic to pets and cause [...]

Bathing A Cat Or What Not To Do On A Sunday Afternoon


Cats tend to take care of themselves when it comes to staying clean but sometimes they need a bath. They may have rolled in something gross or maybe you need to bathe them to help with your allergies. Sometimes your cat may smell like a port-a-potty on a hot day… don’t think about why… they [...]

Benefits of Walking A Dog

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We know it’s good to walk our dogs. It teaches them how to walk on a leash, gets us moving, and helps socialize our pups with the outside world. But on hot days, rainy days, cold winter mornings, and after a long day at work, walking is the last thing we want to do… right? [...]

Proposed Bill Could Allow You To Break Car Windows To Save Pets


A few months ago, a bill known as HB 131, was proposed in Florida. The bill would allow a good samaritan to break a vehicle’s car window to rescue a pet, child, elderly, or adult that is in distress. House Republican Leader, Dana Young, of Tampa is pushing the bill and hopes to have it [...]

Cat Saves The Day


Who says cats aren’t loyal? Kenny, a maine coon cat, saved his family when a house fire broke out in June, according to Life With Cats. Kenny ran up the stairs and jumped on his owner’s chest and meowed loudly to wake him up. After his owner woke up, Kenny ran down the stairs to [...]

Obesity and Cats


Obesity is a common problem in cats. The extra weight can stress the body and increases the risk of diabetes, liver problems and joint pain. Obesity happens when cats take in more calories than they burn, like humans. The extra calories become fat. In many cases, it seems this is because of overfeeding or the [...]

3 Great Dog Ball Toys

Buying toys for your dog can be tiresome. Balls are usually great for dogs because it stimulates their prey drive and they will often chase a ball. However, if the ball is is too thin, your dog will destroy it within minutes. If it’s too big or too tough your dog might lose interest in [...]

Pet Events in November in the USA


When the leaves have turned color and we’ve pulled out the winter blankets, our days are shorter and our pets are cuddling closer, Fall is here. This doesn’t mean that there are less things to do. November is full of educational, exciting, and silly pet events. Looking for something to do on the weekends when [...]

That’s Not Food! Strange Things Pets Have Eaten


When I worked at an animal shelter, the clinic across the way told us they removed two yo-yos from a dog’s stomach and various hair ties. A friend of mine had a dog that had eaten quarters. And I’ve pulled rubber bands from a dog’s butt in my lifetime, which I hope to never had [...]

Halloween Safety Tips


The candy is bought, the pumpkins are carved, and the costumes are on but what about your pet? There are some precautions to take to make sure your pets are safe and not stressed during this holiday. 6 Halloween Safety Tips No treats! The candy in the bowl by the door needs to stay out [...]

Photographer Uses His Dog In All His Holiday Photos

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While many of us send the traditional holidays to friends and family that may be a card we bought or a photo family card, one photographer uses his dog. Sounds normal right? You’re probably thinking his dog is sitting pretty in front of a fire place or out in the snow looking cute. But, no, [...]

5 Cat Adoption Tips


Like any decision, adopting a new cat is a choice that needs to be thought out and everyone in your house should agree to the idea of bringing a new cat home. There are a number of things that you need to consider such as your needs, time you can dedicate to a cat, money, [...]

American Airlines Creates First Ever Pet Cabin


Lots of airlines allow you to fly with your pet in the cabin as long as the carrier can fit under the seat, which means, only smaller dogs and cats can travel with you. Larger dogs end up in the cargo hold or other area of the plane and as we’ve read in the past, [...]

Lost Dog Reunited With His Family 6 Years Later

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It’s a miracle! A military family in North Carolina was reunited with their dog, Bam, when the Fayetteville Animal Shelter called and said they had Bam. In the 6 years that Bam was gone, the family never forgot him and got a new dog, Mila. The son was shocked when his dad came home with [...]

Fall Fashion For Your Dog

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Is it time for your pup to get some new duds? The old fleece from last year too small? Or maybe (if you two have been working out) too big now? Then consider buying your furry best friend some cool new clothes. But, are you unsure what’s “cool” and what’s not for 2015? Don’t worry. [...]

Territorial Urination and How to Curb It


Dogs are territorial and like to protect, establish, and mark what is theirs. Territorial marking is different than just peeing. While it can be a big puddle, sometimes it’s nothing more than a few drops around the house. It’s not spiteful though, it’s a sign of insecurity. If a dog senses that the area is [...]

Petswelcome’s Choice Hotels Challenge

Did you know that Choice Hotels has eleven different pet-friendly brands? To celebrate so many great places to take your pet, we’re challenging you to name them all!  Beginning on Monday the 21st, every other day, we’ll post a crossword-style clue about the name of that day’s brand on our twitter. If you know the [...]

Dog Ate 62 Hair Bands And More

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A dog living in Pennsylvania luckily lived after having quite a huge surgery in July. Tiki, a black lab who has a problem with eating things, had to have surgery to remove 62 hairbands and 8 pairs of underwear. There were also some other items in the mix. The owners noticed Tiki was feeling ill [...]

Pet Events in October in the USA


Fall is here! October is full of pet-friendly events that will be fun, educational, and still taken advantage of the great cool weather. The days are getting shorter but it doesn’t mean the fun stops for you and your pets! Check out some of the events listed below and if you’re not near these, check [...]

World Rabies Day – September 28th 2015


On Monday, September 28th, the world will raise awareness and help prevent the spread of rabies through various events being held worldwide by different organizations. This year’s theme is “END RABIES TOGETHER,” and builds up on previous themes to highlight the commitment to end the spread of rabies. The annual event is in celebrating its [...]

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