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Cat Tips and Tricks

There are many ways we can make our lives a little less cumbersome, from trying to not leave our keys in random places around the house, to making a to-do list of things we need to accomplish. When it comes to our pets, we can alleviate some moments of agitation as well if we remember [...]

L.A. County Allows Dogs On Patios


Dogs are now allowed to sit at the outdoor patios of restaurants (as long as the restaurant allows it) as well as being allowed to hang out with their owners at the sidewalk tables. The old rules banned dogs from outdoor patios enclosed by a fence or rail. This is great news for pet owners [...]

On the Road

We’re planning a road trip from Connecticut to North Carolina in the next month or so, and we’re taking our two dogs, Lola and Charlie (yes we know about the kid’s show, Charlie and Lola, which is why I reversed their names here). Lola is a 12 1/2 year old Gordon Setter and Charlie (4 [...]

Puppy Mills: What Can You Do?


Many of us who love pets know about puppy mills and are aware that pet stores that sell animals tend to get them from puppy farms and puppy mills. What we may not realize is that the state of the puppy mills seems to worse than we had been led to believe. In the past [...]

February Is Pet Dental Health Month

It is estimated that 80% of people brush their teeth everyday. Our pets, however, do not. A survey found that 1 out of 10 pet owners make sure that their pets’ teeth are cared for. Although dogs and cats rarely get cavities they can get tartar, plaque, and other problems. Proper dental care can begin [...]

Top Pet Names of 2011


Banfield Pet Hospital released their tally of the top pet names for 2011. They went through their database, which includes over 700 hospitals, and the results are in! Dog names are trending towards more human names such as Max and cats are sticking with more traditional names such as Tiger. There are still some of [...]

Pet Food 101: Ingredients to Avoid

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Some pet products contain ingredients that preserve the food, enhance flavor, and make it colorful. Unfortunately, as attractive as the food might look, the fun shapes it may have, and colors it has this does not mean it’s completely healthy for our pets. Always check the labels of food that you buy. Even if it [...]

World’s Oldest Dog Dies At Age 26

Back in August we talked about the oldest dog alive, Pusuke. Pusuke was a shiba mix who lived in Japan and almost made it to be 27. He had gained notoriety in the Guiness Book of World Records and was in good health due to the care and love his owner had given to him [...]

Win a Portrait of Your Pet! CEO, Smudge Kingsley, has been toying with the idea of immortality. Of capturing his esteemed legacy. Let’s face it, we all do at one time or another. But now that he’s 42 in people years–and in just one more year will be 49 (Yikes! What’s that about?…)–he thought he’d better get on the stick [...]

A Hidden Gem in Vermont

Many years ago, when New York Magazine was still in its infancy, I had a business luncheon with one of their editors. We went to a wonderful little restaurant, located upstairs on Second Avenue above a bank of stores. As we ordered, the restaurant slowly filled up, but was never crowded. And the food was [...]

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