Of course you know that given the choice cats would not drink much
water at all. In the wild, they get their fluids from the raw meats and
fish they consume. Dehydration is very serious in cats, so we need to
do everything we can to encourage water consumption. Running water is
very soothing to cats, and it encourages them to drink. Instead of
wasting the water in your bathroom sink, try an adorable Frog Watering Hole Fountain.
How many times has this scene been repeated in your house? Every time I get a suitcase out, my dog's ears go back and his head goes down. And once I've opened the bag, he's right inside with the same sheepish looks, and he won't be moved out. I hate to leave my pets!
Is your workplace pet-friendly? This Friday, June 22, is Take Your Pet To Work Day--a day set aside to celebrate the human-canine bond, support pet-friendly work environments, and promote the adoption of homeless pets.
Unless you follow cat politics, you may not have heard of Hank or
Zarathustra. Hank is from the great state of Virginia, home to Thomas
Jefferson and some other great American Presidents. Hank is running for
the U.S. Senate from Virginia.
Next time you walk the pooch and decide to walk away from any droppings left behind by your friend, better think twice about it if you're in an area where dog DNA technology is being used. You may not be on camera and nobody has to witness the dirty deed, but if someone else scoops it up and sends it to a central registry for testing, it's going to cost you. And DNA technology for scoops of poop is growing.
Rodents seems to ride their spinning wheels without encouragement;
they don't even need a piece of cheese to chase as a reward for their constant
spinning. But cats... well, you know the only way to get a cat to run is to
give her something groovy to chase... or to have a dog chase her. In the case
of the Cat Wheel by Catswall Design, you can pick her favorite feather or
catnip-stuffed mouse and attach it to the wheel to motivate her to spin.
Freemantle Media, producers of the X Factor, American Idol, and America's Got Talent, among other hit TV shows, says everything's moving to YouTube now. And, not to be late for the party, Freemantle is producing 20 hours of programming on its YouTube channel "The Pet Collective," and that's just for the first three months! The apparent winner, so far is...