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

Welcome to Rebecca West's Pets and Animals Blog.

Dog Knose Art abstract expressionism (image via DKA Facebook)
Posted on October 17, 2017

A graphic designer is transforming what she calls "unique, abstract expressions of your family pet" into works of art and family keepsakes worthy of hanging on your walls.

Cataractin by Primalix Diminishes Cataracts in Pets
Posted on October 16, 2017

An alternative to surgery for cataracts in dogs and cats is winning huge praise from consumers who have tried it on their pets. Find out what it is right here.

Skeletal remains found in Egyptian pet cemetery (image via Marta Osypinska)
Posted on October 14, 2017

Dogs and cats weren't the only animals ancient Egyptians kept as pets. Check out what other creatures archeologists have found buried in an 1,800-year-old cemetery in the port town of Berenike.

Top 10 Halloween Pet Costumes on Amazon
Posted on October 13, 2017

Dressing your pet up for Halloween this year? Check out the top 10 costumes consumers are buying on Amazon for their furry loved ones in 2017.

Is the baiji dolphin extinct? (image via YouTube screenshot Natural History Museum)
Posted on October 12, 2017

With many animal populations on the decline, more and more species are on the brink of extinction. Here's a list of five of the rarest animals in the world.

Financial aid for pet owners is out there if you know where to look
Posted on October 10, 2017

Short on money and need help with the rising cost of pet care? Help may be more readily available than you think. Check out these resources for financial aid now.

Pet Peek Windows sate a dog's natural curiosity
Posted on October 9, 2017

If your dogs go nuts every time they're in the backyard and hear something they can't see then it may be time to invest in a Pet Peek window for your fence.

Medications for humans that shouldn't be given to pets
Posted on October 6, 2017

If you or someone in your family regularly takes prescription medications for sleeplessness, anxiety or depression, then you need to check this list for the dangers they pose to pets.

Planning for the future of your pets
Posted on October 5, 2017

Have you prepared for the unthinkable when it comes to pet care? Should you pass before your pets, arrangements should be in place for their comfort and security and your peace of mind.

The best U.S. cities for pampering pets
Posted on October 4, 2017

Which cities in America are the most ideal when it comes to pet ownership? We've got a list of the best — and the worst — places to pamper pets and why.

Penny the spelling dog (image via screen shot of Leonora Loggins' video)
Posted on October 3, 2017

With the help of treats, one extra smart pup named Penny has actually learned how to spell her own name, and the footage of her accomplishment is too cute. (VIDEO)

My Big Fat Pet Makeover  (image via Animal Planet)
Posted on September 30, 2017

It was only a matter of time before a reality TV spinoff involving pets came along, and its time has finally come. Now owners of pudgy pets have something to watch this fall.

image via Bonnets for Abigail
Posted on September 29, 2017

A pit bull rescued in Miami in deplorable condition defied all odds for survival and has gone on to become an adorable fashion plate while being voted 2017's Hero Dog of the Year.

Know the actual costs of caring for a pet before deciding
Posted on September 28, 2017

A lot of pets seem inexpensive at first glance. Once you investigate, however, you may find that a cheap asking price doesn't always equate to a cheap pet.

Frida, Mexico's rescue dog (image via President Enrique Peña Nieto on Twitter)
Posted on September 27, 2017

When natural disasters hit first repsonders are on the scene, including search animals like Mexico's Frida to the rescue.

Dog & master share same tat (Image by Chris Mendiola)
Posted on September 26, 2017

After so-called friends shared their buddy's tattoo pix online the Internet started to weigh in on the design. So, what did he get? A neuter symbol, just like his dog's!

Researchers say fox squirrels are capable of organizational skills
Posted on September 25, 2017

Not just a cute face and bushy tail: A new study confirms that squirrels are capable of cognitive strategies when it comes to hoarding nuts.

Rats as pets (image by photographer Diane Özdamar)
Posted on September 24, 2017

Would seeing a rat in a more flattering light convince you to adopt one? One Canadian photographer hopes it will after you see her cute pix.

Beware of scams when traveling with pets
Posted on September 23, 2017

Consumers need to be aware of a new scam perpetrated against those who travel with their pets. A bogus Website is trying to get your money in exchange for nonexistent air travel with Delta.

Alternatives to traditional pet stores can save you money
Posted on September 22, 2017

Where can you find great deals on pet products and veterinary supplies without trolling online or visiting a box store crowded with customers? Find out about the best kept secrets near you.

The early detection of illness in birds can be the difference between life & death
Posted on September 21, 2017

Aviary birds are considered prey in the wild. Because of this, illnesses can often go undetected until it's too late. Learn what to look for before things get out of hand.

Infants, pets and asthma
Posted on September 20, 2017

New study information suggests that infants exposed to higher levels of pet and pest dander may actually have lower rates for developing asthma, a chronic respiratory condition afflicting millions.

The role of oxytocin in the evolution of wolves to canine companions
Posted on September 19, 2017

From wild wolves to today's domesticated canine, one genetic factor seems to have influenced breeding practices as far back as 15,000 years ago in our quest for the perfect companion.

How soon is too soon to wean cats?
Posted on September 18, 2017

According to a new study, weaning kittens too soon can impact their future well being and quality of life. How soon is too soon? Find out what scientists are saying right here.

Getting rid of skunk spray on pets
Posted on September 17, 2017

If tomato juice doesn't work effectively for removing skunk funk, what can you do to rid yourself of the malodorous odor? A veterinarian weighs in with the answer.