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 May 1, 2014

Oh, they just get more and more interesting and challenging for cats,
and more handsome and accommodating to our living spaces. Scratching

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Posted on February 6, 2013

If you're a sentimentalist, you had better go out and get your Monopoly
game today.  There will be a rush on the game, no doubt, since nearly 10
million people voted to oust the iron game token from the original,

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Posted on February 5, 2013

I found THE perfect Goth gift for Valentine's Day - for man or
woman. It's stunning, sexy, and totally cool. So if your honey favors
bats and dragons to more modern household pets, here's the scoop....

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Posted on February 2, 2013

Cats have been in the news lately; for one, because a farmer in New
Zealand has put out a petition to outlaw them from the country because of their danger to wildlife. Cats are very dear

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Posted on January 31, 2013

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

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Posted on January 30, 2013

Kitticraft
is a new South African design studio catering to sophisticated cats. 
Its works are stunning, modern, made one-by-one out of CNC laser-cut
cardboard and medium density fiberboard. They are light, airy,

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Posted on January 28, 2013

Our dogs need another place to be seen and sniffed, and Starbucks' patios
just don't offer enough excitement.  No, dogs want to go drinking with

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Posted on January 26, 2013

The Hartz Mountain Corporation, makers of Hartz Chicken Chews and Hartz Oinkies® Pig Skin Twists
(pig skins wrapped in chicken) dog treats, pulled those products off

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Posted on January 25, 2013

.... The Doggle toys cost a bit more than your average stuffed toys with
squeakers, but you get a lot more for your money, and these toys
withstand a lot of rough play.  They keep my dog happy and busy and that

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Posted on January 23, 2013

Customarily, it's how you decorate the inside of a fish bowl or
an aquarium that creates its 'design.' But in the case of the Fish Hotel
by Umbra, the exterior design might just overshadow whatever you place
inside.

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Posted on January 22, 2013

Don't get confused here.  This is not a hamster playground.  It is
for a cat and it's darn smart, I think. You get three of Catit's best
cat-attractive items in a 'value bundle' that, together, sets up the

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Posted on January 19, 2013

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

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Posted on January 17, 2013

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

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Posted on January 15, 2013

.... Not that my cat doesn't climb his tall scratching post to catch Da Bird,
but the two shapely floor scratchers that I bought to maintain the
integrity of my bedroom design, actually provide him with lots of ways

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Posted on January 14, 2013

You may never have heard of them, but they're in 22 states in the U.S. and there's one in Canada and one in Puerto Rico... chapters of the Dog Scouts of America (DSA).  And they don't sell cookies!

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Posted on January 10, 2013

The Dog Lover's Wine Club was started by a California winery with a love
of dogs, and a desire to give special support to dog rescue efforts, so a
portion of its sales go to support various canine rescue agencies. But

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Posted on January 9, 2013

.... Because the use of antibiotics is illegal in animals raised for human or
pet consumption in the U.S., importers of these products to the U.S.
need to reconsider their commercial sources, don't you think?  Isn't it

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Posted on December 20, 2012

If your cat thinks his artificial cat tree is tacky, don't make him
suffer with it. A real tree adds so much prestige to a cat's natural
need for status.

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Posted on December 14, 2012

Whether your pet and/or animal loving friends have special t-shirts
honoring those glorious creatures or not, it's a good bet they don't
have a collection from 'The Mountain'... yet.  So, I recommend that

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Posted on December 3, 2012

iRobot, one of the companies specializing in tactical
reconnaissance robots for the U.S. military, happens to make robotic
vacuum cleaners for the home.  You know...the Roomba.  Well, now the

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Posted on November 30, 2012

If you love animals, you will love these unusual, adorable, animal
ornaments
from all over the world, most of them hand-crafted. Some may be your
pets; others, animals you admire from afar. But I suspect that if you

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Posted on November 26, 2012

It's the cats, the clothing, the photography, the artistry you will love
and they will make this calendar a keeper long after its 'usefulness'
is past.  The United Bamboo Cat Calendar is a true collector's item.

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Posted on November 14, 2012

You don't have to live in Alaska to mush.  Kaz USA has come out with an urban scooter that you and your dogs can enjoy right on the roads and dirt paths near your home.  But the Dually Scooter is exceptional in other ways too; it's made for person

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Posted on November 12, 2012

Does your pet sit by the door waiting for you to open it, even though
he can easily push through his pet door if he wants to go out?  Funny
thing, but many pets don't take well to pushing through a heavy piece of

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Posted on November 8, 2012

Hamsters are such cute pets and are so easy to take care of.  Hamsters
make perfect pets for kids to help teach them responsibility for caring
for pets, as hamsters and kids can amuse each other so easily. Here is