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

Welcome to Rebecca West's Pets and Animals Blog.

Fat cat in need of a diet
Posted on February 20, 2017

Got a fat cat that needs to lose weight? Check out our tips for feline weight loss.

February is National Pet Dental Heath Month
Posted on February 17, 2017

Good dental hygiene in animals is every bit as important as it is in people. National Pet Dental Health Month is a reminder to all of us of that importance. Have you checked your pets' teeth lately?

Scottish Heather in Veterinary Medicine
Posted on February 16, 2017

Honey has long been known for its medicinal properties in fighting bacteria. Now, it seems Scottish heather honey might be the answer to veterinarian applications.

Should you feed your pets kibble alone?
Posted on February 15, 2017

Is feeding kibble alone really healthy for your pets? Find out here.

Silky the hairless hamster (image via OHS)
Posted on October 22, 2016

An adorable hamster by the name of Silky has received a sweater to keep her warm due to a genetic mutation that saw her born hairless. She's coming up for adoption, if anyone's interested. Find out more.

Dog Washing Stations Make Dog Bath Time Easy
Posted on October 21, 2016

Looking for a better alternative to using your own tub or shower for washing your pets or hosing them down in the yard? Consider an easy-to-do home improvement project like a dog washing station. Find out more here.

Best IATA Pet Carriers and Cargo Tips
Posted on October 3, 2016

Traveling with your dog or cat by air can be stressful, especially when they can't fly with you in the cabin.

A boil water alert extends to dogs
Posted on September 30, 2016

With all the recent flooding in the United States and the East Coast looking at an active hurricane season this year, it's important to note that boil water alerts extend to dogs. Find out why.

Dog shaming of pug that eats crayons (image via Facebook)
Posted on September 29, 2016

Dog shaming has caught on over the past few years, and it's one of the greatest contributions to laughter because almost every pet owner can relate. Share your dog/pet disasters with us here.

Tips for keeping pets off furniture
Posted on September 28, 2016

So, your dogs lay all over the couch the minute your back is turned and your cat's clawing it has got to stop; what to do? Read on for tips about keeping your pets off your furniture.

healthy bird beaks
Posted on September 27, 2016

Did you know that the condition of your bird's beak is an indicator of your pet's overall health? Find out how important it is and what you can do to keep it healthy.

Attracting Birds & Other Wildlife to Your Yard
Posted on September 26, 2016

Always wanted to make your place more inviting to wildlife? Check out our tips for transforming your place into a naturific spot no matter where you live.

baby squirrels need their mothers
Posted on September 23, 2016

If you found a baby squirrel or other helpless creature too young to fend for itself, what would you do?

Kittens can carry infectious diseases
Posted on September 22, 2016

Is it really possible that all that snuggling and cuddling with your new kitten could have possible health consequences for you and your family? According to the CDC . . .

Treats or a Pat on the Head, Which Would Your Dog Prefer?
Posted on September 21, 2016

If your dog had the choice between a warm, friendly pat on the head and encouraging words of praise or a sausage, which would he or she choose? Find out how 13 out of 15 dogs scored on that question.

2016 NFL Sports Gear for Pets
Posted on September 13, 2016

How do you and your pooch show your team spirit on game day? With football season officially here, it's time to start thinking about it right now.

Guinea pigs are actually trainable
Posted on September 12, 2016

As cute and cuddly as they are, guinea pigs aren't just a pretty face. Find out just how smart these teachable pets can be.

Rescue dog finally gets badly needed haircut
Posted on September 9, 2016

A dog forced to live in a barn stall for six years has finally been rescued and received a long-overdue haircut, losing 35 lbs. of hair in the process. See how he looks now.

Fine Art Photography Book on Birds by Deborah Samuel
Posted on September 8, 2016

Noted "fine art" photographer Deborah Samuel has released another amazing book featuring animals, and this time it's not about man's best friend...

Dogs Understand More Than They're Given Credit For
Posted on August 31, 2016

If you've ever wondered whether your dog really understands you beyond the basics, scientists say yes.

Frozen dog treats for beating summer heat
Posted on August 27, 2016

Looking for a great way to cool your pets off and provide a little healthy nutrition while you're at it? Check out these recipes filled with super foods for dog pops and other frozen treats.

Doberman Pinschers have been part of a narcolepsy study
Posted on August 26, 2016

Canine studies have opened the door to finding cures for human diseases. The best news? Unlike studies of old, no harm comes to the animal during the course of the research.

Casper Bedding now makes dog mattresses
Posted on August 25, 2016

Only the best for your pooch, right? Now you can live up to that motto with a dog bed made from a bedding and mattress manufacturer for people.

The ThermalTag Body Heat Sensor for Pets
Posted on August 25, 2016

Each year countless dogs die needlessly in overheated vehicles. Find out what one startup is doing about it with an innovative new product that measures temps to keep your pet safe.

Hiking with Dogs
Posted on August 23, 2016

Love to hit the trails with Fido in tow? If so, check out this list of helpful hiking tips for dog owners and see if there are any you've been missing.