If you’re looking for an exotic companion that will take away some of
the thunder from dog and cat owners and their adorably fuzzy friends,
there are plenty of viable options to choose from depending on where you
live. For example, throughout most of the United States, you could
adopt an iguana, hedgehog or macaw and you’d turn heads as the most
unique pet owner on the block. However, there are some nature fans who
try to raise the bar by bringing home a creature that they probably
shouldn’t, like today’s featured fauna: The Howler Monkey.
The Biggest Shedder might lose a pound of hair in the summer time, but this Biggest Shedder contest is about pounds
- the real kind of weight loss. If your cat or dog is overweight, you
can both get motivated now with a national pet weight loss contest, The
Biggest Shedder, sponsored by Blue Veterinary Partners, a provider of veterinary internships and residency programs.
If you gave your horses a chance to pick which kind of music they
preferred, would it be classical, jazz, rock, or country music? British
researchers at the Hartpury College in Gloucester, England, have
researched this for you. The horses didn't dance or bob their heads in
coordinated rhythm, but they did give away their preferences.
Nearly every day another pet food company is recalling its jerky treats
for dogs; there are so many recalls of treats made in China, and even
some supposedly made in the U.S., that I have alligned myself with the
make-it-yourself crowd. I buy and use the same ingredients for my dog
as I do for myself from the same grocers. Here are the tools I use and a make-your-dog-go-nuts recipe for chicken jerky.
....Dogs are popular pets in Arkansas (47.9 percent) and New Mexico (46 percent) and least popular in Connecticut (28.3 percent) and Massachusetts. But then there's the District of Columbia where dog owners represent only 13.1 percent of residents. No wonder people in Washington don't have friends.
Dogs and cats don't make New Year's resolutions (typically), but if they did, they probably would not
vow to drop a few pounds this year. More than 50 percent of them are
reportedly overweight, however, and it's our responsibility as pet
owners to help them reach healthy weight goals. But for many of us, denying food to our cats and dogs can be harder than achieving and keeping our own weight loss goals.