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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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.

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

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

Posted on November 30, 2012

If you love animals, you will love these unusual, adorable, animal
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

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.

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

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

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

Posted on November 7, 2012

We all love our furry friends, but while they bring us companionship and
love, they can also bring us something rather less welcome: fleas
Fleas are not an easy problem to control, so it is vital that you

Posted on October 30, 2012

One of the super-new products I found at the San Diego Pet Expo a few
weeks ago was the Paws-Free Toilet Paper Cover.  It was introduced to me
by the video playing at the booth, which was hysterically funny,

Posted on October 17, 2012

If you've been thinking about getting involved in a pet-related
business, but are looking for something brand new to attach yourself to,
the Zoom Room is it.   It's a training center for dogs, but you don't

Posted on October 13, 2012

You may be familiar with health supplements that, if given regularly,
can provide some relief for animals with joint injuries or arthritis,
but Low Light Laser Treatment (LLLT), also known as Cold Laser Therapy,

Posted on October 11, 2012

Whether you're hosting a party for kids, families, or adults only this
Halloween, these life-size inflatable animals are a neat addition
to your party themes. Place a shark strategically in your seaside

Posted on October 9, 2012

Owners of large dogs can still find great Halloween costumes for their
dogs. Costumes for large dogs seem to be more difficult to find than
those for small dogs, perhaps because people tend to dress up small dogs

Posted on October 6, 2012

If you're really desparate for attention and just walking your dog
around doesn't seem to be doing it for you, there's a new dog jacket out
that might do the trick.  It's the Woofer, and it turns your dog into a

Posted on October 4, 2012

I love sending greeting cards by email; it's easy, and you can send one
whenever you get the whim to surprise someone in an unusual way. Here are some great animated pet eCards for Halloween....