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

Welcome to Rebecca West's Pets and Animals Blog.

Dog employed by fine arts museum to sniff out pests
Posted on January 12, 2018

A Boston museum is trying to enlist dogs in an effort to protect priceless works of art susceptible to pest infestations, giving canines one more job to add to their growing list of things to sniff out during the course of their workday.

Severe strains of dog flu hits 46 states and counting
Posted on January 11, 2018

An increase in dog flu this season has got a number of pet owners and veterinarians concerned about our four-legged friends. Find out more about it and what you need to do to try and combat it.

Cat Lady subscription gift boxes for humans and cats
Posted on December 20, 2017

New Cat Lady boxes are subscription pet gift boxes with a unique twist. Now, pets aren't the only ones who will be waiting anxiously by the door each month.

Prime Pet Box Premium Cat Gift Box
Posted on December 19, 2017

Whether you're looking for a gift for your cat (or dog) or a gift to give a pet owner, Prime Pet Boxes are gifts that everyone will enjoy.

Glowing NiteyLeash could save you and your pet's lives
Posted on December 18, 2017

Regardless of the time of year, walking your dog at night can be dangerous when you're relatively unseen in the dark. Now there's a glowing solution getting glowing reviews. (VIDEO)

Wait 'til children are old enough to get them pets for Christmas
Posted on December 17, 2017

Every year kids beg, plead and wheedle their parents in order to get a pet for Christmas, but often times they're not old enough to handle the responsibility. Here's the answer...

Meow measuring cups available through Modcloth
Posted on December 16, 2017

Christmas is almost upon us. Have you checked everyone off your list? If not, we have a list of five great gifts to give the cat lover in your life.

More airlines are creating space for pets to travel
Posted on December 15, 2017

American Airlines has created specially designed travel space for pets on their new 17 Airbus 321 aircraft, as fewer and fewer airlines allow pets to fly in cargo.

Vets & Pets 2018 Charity Calendar
Posted on December 14, 2017

So, you love animals but you like a little beefcake when ticking off the days of the week. Now, you can have it all with a new calendar coming out featuring hunky vets.

Cats are extremely sensitive creatures
Posted on December 13, 2017

Anyone who's ever owned a cat has probably been bitten at least once while petting it. Find out why your crazy kitty behaves this way when they're seemingly happy.

Dogs trust us when we smile
Posted on December 12, 2017

A new study shows that dogs are so happy to see us smile that they will ignore their gut instincts with regard to danger and fear.

Max the Library Cat gets shut down (image by Rebecca Wingo)
Posted on December 11, 2017

A rescue cat named Max just can't seem to stay put. He's usually so busy gallivanting that his adoptive pet parents had to create a sign to shut him down.

Pet services for after the 'rapture'
Posted on December 9, 2017

If there is an interest or a need there will be a magazine and/or a service for it, regardless of how low the membership numbers are. It's called niche marketing, and Pets After Rapture has found it.

Doggy dining establishments are on the rise
Posted on December 8, 2017

Looking for a bite for Bowser outside of the home? Have no fear. The growing trend in pet eateries that include restaurants, food trucks and bakeries is on the rise. (VIDEO)

Custom-made stuffed animals by Petsies
Posted on December 7, 2017

There truly is something for everyone — if you have enough money. Now, pet and animal lovers can have custom-made plushies created in the likeness of their favorite feathered, furred or scaled friend.

Popular dog names rival those of baby names
Posted on December 6, 2017

Just like with babies, there are actually trends each year regarding the most popular names given by pet owners to their dogs. Crazy, you say? Perhaps, but it's true.

3D T-shirts by The Mountain  (image via Clothing Monster)
Posted on December 5, 2017

T-shirts and other forms of clothing featuring animals are nothing new, but lifelike 3D Ts featuring pets and other furry creatures leap off the cloth for an amazing experience!

Which is smarter, a dog or a cat?
Posted on December 1, 2017

Scientists now believe they definitively know which animals are smarter, dogs or cats. While most pet owners are convinced they know the answer, be prepared to be vindicated or disappointed.

Dog Fitness Trend    (image via Right Path Fitness Facebook)
Posted on November 27, 2017

Fitness trends come and go but working out with your pets can lead to a lifelong health regimen with more than one benefit, if it works for you.

L'animophe Pet Portraits   (image via L'animophe screenshot)
Posted on November 25, 2017

Just in time for Christmas, a Dutch design company is offering amazing pet portraits to customers who want to immortalize their pets in style with a brilliant touch of mirth on the side.

fabdog pj sets for dogs and their owners (image via fabdog Facebook)
Posted on November 24, 2017

Are you the kind of pet parent that goes all out where your pets are concerned? Well, then you might want to look into matching pajama sets for you and the "kids." After all, Christmas is just around the corner.

Minnow & Blossom BFFs    (image via Abbie Hubbard)
Posted on November 23, 2017

A rescue turkey in Virginia has plans of her own for Thanksgiving, and it doesn't include being eaten for dinner. Instead, she'll spend it with her bestest buddy, a dog named Minnow.

Home for the Pawlidays (image via Lifeline Animal Project)
Posted on November 22, 2017

Atlanta program, "Home for the Pawlidays," will give 20 rescue dogs an opportunity to celebrate Thanksgiving with actual families in their homes for a short reprieve from shelter life. 

Chili the dog is certified for pest management (image via YouTube)
Posted on November 20, 2017

A sweet canine with a super sniffer just got certified to ferret out crop pests for agricultural purposes, and she's doing a bang up job. (VIDEO)

Benefits of dog ownership include a longer life
Posted on November 19, 2017

According to a recent study of more than 3.4 million people, dog ownership can extend your life, especially if you're single.