Pet News and Stories and Pet Products Blog

I love not man the less, but Animals more.  I love their willingness to  adjust to our presence in their universe. And I love that some animals are so  willing to be a part of our most un-natural of worlds, and when they are willing, we adopt them as Pets. I write about what we learn about animals, what we learn from them, and the crazy things they let us do to them.

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Posted on September 4, 2008

I'd like to think my dog is a genius even if he can't find the treat that has slipped from Leo to Leo in whatever way I arrange the Leos. Leo, short for Leonardo da Vinci, is the name of this challenging toy from (who else?) Canine Geni

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Posted on August 21, 2008

"Wolfing down food" is instinctive to wolves because if they don't eat their prey fast, another animal will.

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Posted on August 16, 2008

This is a wonderful year to be judging Halloween pet costumes. My gosh, the dog, cat, ferret and bird costumes are even cuter than they were last Halloween. This year, Lady Bee was barely able to pare the awards down to 14.

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Posted on August 13, 2008

Indoor cats have it rough. It's hard enough for them to squelch their instincts to hunt, but they have to stay in the same environment day in and day out. B O R I N G for a cat.

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Posted on August 3, 2008

Jungeschachtel (shit happens) is a new design agency founded by two established graphic, advertising, and packaging designers -- Nina Dautzenber and Andrea Gadesmann -- and the agency dog, Cuno, whose prior experience was being "the cutest little

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Posted on July 26, 2008

Marco Morosini is a successful Italian artist and designer who expresses what he perceives around him through lively graphics, a line of clothing and accessories, poignant photographs of the Bosnian War, and just about anything he puts his attenti

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Posted on July 24, 2008

I doubt if B.F.Skinner ever thought his training methods would be applied to soccer training for goldfish, but they are now! Dr.

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Posted on July 14, 2008

Have you exhausted your options when it comes to getting rid of pesky animals (not your own, of course) from your backyard?

Well, here's a Scarecrow® that really works!

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Posted on July 8, 2008

Professional athletes have experienced the benefits of Q-Links for more than a decade.The pendants worn around their necks have helped many a professional golfer, for example, score some birdies. And even Madonna is reported to wear a Q-link!

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Posted on July 4, 2008

If your 10 year old Labrador Retriever with hip dysplasia could run like a pup again, would you consider it a miracle? Or if your horse could be freed from arthritic pain without drugs and be able to race or jump again, would that be a miracle?

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Posted on June 29, 2008

If I had my dog's teeth, I would definitely not want to smile for a camera or anything else. No, I'm not suggesting he needs braces, although there is such a thing as pet orthodontics.

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Posted on June 27, 2008

Spark, a Dutch design and innovation company, has created what it calls a "revolutionary" horse saddle. Why revolutionary? The saddle, called Unite, can actually be fitted by the rider to the contours of the horse's back!

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Posted on June 21, 2008

We've been scoping out dog swimsuits and their models all spring and, finally, on the official first weekend of Summer, we're ready to announce the 10 winners of PetsLady's Illustrated Dog Swimsuit Contest!

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Posted on June 18, 2008

The Smithsonian Institution's National Zoo just disclosed that surgery was performed late last year on a horse to reverse a vasectomy originally performed in 1999. This was the first reverse vasectomy ever performed on a horse.

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Posted on June 17, 2008

It remains to be seen if the oxygenating capsule for humans or dogs is going to have legs as the hottest health and fitness craze, but in Japan anything and everything is worth a try.

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Posted on June 16, 2008

Cats are born snobs, and as they age they just get more finicky. The cat in this picture is obviously living in style and happy about it.

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Posted on June 5, 2008

Dogs are more significant in our lives than ever before. We want them to participate in everything we do, including our wedding ceremonies. Why not? Who is closer to us than our dogs?

 

 

 

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Posted on June 4, 2008

Military Working Dogs (MWD) are often on the front lines with our troops on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Posted on May 30, 2008

Western European custom has it that the human bridegroom dress in a conservative dark suit or tuxedo at his wedding: the bride should never be upstaged, and that's as it should be!

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Posted on May 30, 2008

Whether it's the mild temperatures, the aura of the summer solstice, or there's just more love in the air, a June wedding always has the ring of a destiny fulfilled.

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Posted on May 21, 2008

Have biker dog will travel. But where does biker dog sit his excited little body when he rides? He wants to be safe, but a biker dog wants some action too. Not to mention style.

 

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Posted on May 20, 2008

First, I'll tell you who Zoomer is. He's the faun-colored biker dog dachshund showing off the helmut he helped design so he could bike with his owners. Nice Zoomer Gear Helmut. Wait 'til you see the bike!

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Posted on May 19, 2008

In spring, a young dog's fancy turns to all the new scents in the air. A dog's absolutely favorite way to experience the natural scent of skunk and horse dung is to travel astride his owner through the countryside on a bike.

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Posted on May 15, 2008

Sunglasses can put the finishing touches on your dog's summer outfit, and they look so glamorous! But there are more serious reasons to provide sunglasses for your pooch, including prevention of canine eye disease.

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Posted on May 7, 2008

If your cat lays across your keyboard or in front of your computer screen, unfazed by the fact that you are working, gosh darn it!, then you will agree about the coolness of the Kitt-In Box, a perch specifically designed for the desk cat.<