Pets And Animals Blog by Rebecca West (To Be Edited)

Welcome to Rebecca West's Pets and Animals Blog.

Abby Fleischman & Olive (image via @olivelenadoodle)
Posted on November 1, 2017

A problem-solving pet owner found an ingenious way to cart her new puppy around, and the solution has garnered more than 24,000 followers on Instagram.

The importance of zoo etiquette
Posted on October 27, 2017

For the benefit of animals kept in displays, science is now directing us to adopt a manner of less invasive (aka obnoxious) behavior the next time we're at the zoo. 

Enjoying nature with man's best friend
Posted on October 26, 2017

It's been suggested that people that have an affinity for pets also have a greater concern for the environment than non-pet lovers. Why? Evolution and genetic makeup. Thank your ancestors.

Easiest Dogs to Own
Posted on October 25, 2017

Which are the easiest dog breeds to own? Well, that depends on what your expectations are, but it turns out three hunting dogs are worthy of the title.

Star Wars Bantha Costume for Pets
Posted on October 24, 2017

Some of the very best Halloween costumes for pets this year are from the Star Wars franchise, and you're not going to believe how cute they are!

Lemurs & other exotic animals should be left in the wild
Posted on October 23, 2017

The results of a quiz aimed at potential exotic pet owners has revealed a sad lack of overall concern for the welfare of wild animals forced into captivity.

Dogs' ears move or rotate to tune in sound
Posted on October 21, 2017

How much do you know about dogs and the way they function? Check out these eight interesting dog facts to learn more about your four-legged friend.

Tyson the bear  (image via Four Paws)
Posted on October 20, 2017

Thanks to Four Paws International, one of Europe's "saddest" bears has been rescued after 16 years of torment as a bait animal and is now set to retire in a sanctuary. (VIDEO)

Pawgwarts' Paper  (image by Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando)
Posted on October 19, 2017

An animal shelter in Orlando, Florida, has come up with their own personality and trait classification for homeless pets in need of adoption through its fun "Pawgwarts" sorting system.

Chow in "Rover" (Photo: Andrew Grant/'Rover: Wagmore Edition')
Posted on October 18, 2017

Andrew Grant's newest Rover book provides readers with more amazing images of furry family members and homeless pets while raising awareness for shelter animals.

Dog Knose Art abstract expressionism (image via DKA Facebook)
Posted on October 17, 2017

A graphic designer is transforming what she calls "unique, abstract expressions of your family pet" into works of art and family keepsakes worthy of hanging on your walls.

Cataractin by Primalix Diminishes Cataracts in Pets
Posted on October 16, 2017

An alternative to surgery for cataracts in dogs and cats is winning huge praise from consumers who have tried it on their pets. Find out what it is right here.

Skeletal remains found in Egyptian pet cemetery (image via Marta Osypinska)
Posted on October 14, 2017

Dogs and cats weren't the only animals ancient Egyptians kept as pets. Check out what other creatures archeologists have found buried in an 1,800-year-old cemetery in the port town of Berenike.

Top 10 Halloween Pet Costumes on Amazon
Posted on October 13, 2017

Dressing your pet up for Halloween this year? Check out the top 10 costumes consumers are buying on Amazon for their furry loved ones in 2017.

Is the baiji dolphin extinct? (image via YouTube screenshot Natural History Museum)
Posted on October 12, 2017

With many animal populations on the decline, more and more species are on the brink of extinction. Here's a list of five of the rarest animals in the world.

Financial aid for pet owners is out there if you know where to look
Posted on October 10, 2017

Short on money and need help with the rising cost of pet care? Help may be more readily available than you think. Check out these resources for financial aid now.

Pet Peek Windows sate a dog's natural curiosity
Posted on October 9, 2017

If your dogs go nuts every time they're in the backyard and hear something they can't see then it may be time to invest in a Pet Peek window for your fence.

Medications for humans that shouldn't be given to pets
Posted on October 6, 2017

If you or someone in your family regularly takes prescription medications for sleeplessness, anxiety or depression, then you need to check this list for the dangers they pose to pets.

Planning for the future of your pets
Posted on October 5, 2017

Have you prepared for the unthinkable when it comes to pet care? Should you pass before your pets, arrangements should be in place for their comfort and security and your peace of mind.

The best U.S. cities for pampering pets
Posted on October 4, 2017

Which cities in America are the most ideal when it comes to pet ownership? We've got a list of the best — and the worst — places to pamper pets and why.

Penny the spelling dog (image via screen shot of Leonora Loggins' video)
Posted on October 3, 2017

With the help of treats, one extra smart pup named Penny has actually learned how to spell her own name, and the footage of her accomplishment is too cute. (VIDEO)

My Big Fat Pet Makeover  (image via Animal Planet)
Posted on September 30, 2017

It was only a matter of time before a reality TV spinoff involving pets came along, and its time has finally come. Now owners of pudgy pets have something to watch this fall.

image via Bonnets for Abigail
Posted on September 29, 2017

A pit bull rescued in Miami in deplorable condition defied all odds for survival and has gone on to become an adorable fashion plate while being voted 2017's Hero Dog of the Year.

Know the actual costs of caring for a pet before deciding
Posted on September 28, 2017

A lot of pets seem inexpensive at first glance. Once you investigate, however, you may find that a cheap asking price doesn't always equate to a cheap pet.

Frida, Mexico's rescue dog (image via President Enrique Peña Nieto on Twitter)
Posted on September 27, 2017

When natural disasters hit first repsonders are on the scene, including search animals like Mexico's Frida to the rescue.