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

Welcome to Rebecca West's Pets and Animals Blog.

A cat's coat is a window to its health
Posted on March 16, 2017

Did you know the condition of your cat's coat can signal to you a number of different ailments that you might not otherwise catch? Find out what it means when your feline suffers hair loss, lesions and even acne right here.

Hounds are floppy-eared dogs
Posted on March 15, 2017

Certain breeds of dogs are more prone to ear infections than others. Do you know which they are, why it's important not to ignore the problem and how to avoid the scenario in the first place? Find the answers here!

Observing K9 Veteran's Day
Posted on March 14, 2017

What are the best ways to observe K9 Veteran's Day? To find out the answers to that question and a brief history of the noted event throughout the ages, read on.

Suckermouth fish are natural algae eaters
Posted on March 13, 2017

Like rust, algae never sleeps. That's why it's a good idea to have a few algae eaters in your tank setup to keep the slimy green stuff at bay. But which are the best? Find out here.

Asian Lady Beetles Are Not Your Grandmother's Ladybugs
Posted on March 10, 2017

A beetle from Asia introduced here in the United States back in the '60s is giving ladybugs a bad name and animals a bad time. Find out more about them and how much harm they can cause your pets.

BrewDog Brewery Offers Paid Time Off for Dog Adoptions (image via Facebook)
Posted on February 28, 2017

Finally, somebody gets the importance of adopting rescue animals and the need for spending time with them and bonding before leaving them on their own to adapt.

Tips on fish care for beginners
Posted on February 27, 2017

New to keeping and caring for aquarium fish? No worries! We've got some helpful tips on fish care for beginners every new or prospective fish owner should know.

Pigs can benefit from algae materials for enrichment
Posted on February 26, 2017

Algae is used for so many things anymore, and now scientists have determined it is a suitable food enrichment material for pigs. Could your little piggy benefit from it?

Cats need to maintain a particular diet in order to remain healthy
Posted on February 25, 2017

Cats and dogs have different diet requirements. Find out what you should be feeding your furry felines in order to keep them healthy.

How Fish Float, Have You Ever Wondered?
Posted on February 24, 2017

Have you ever wondered how fish keep themselves afloat? If you've got a curious mind and you don't already know, you might just be surprised by the answer.

Dogs and Digestive Problems
Posted on February 23, 2017

Stomach upset and digestive problems in dogs are usually easily dealt with at home. Find out what the most common causes are and how to deal with them.

Rescued dogs at Luvable Dog Rescue (image via LDR Facebook)
Posted on February 22, 2017

Eugene, Oregon, is home to Luvable Dog Rescue, a place where dogs can escape high-kill shelters and kennel stress until a forever home comes along. Learn more about it.

Bunny Teeth & Healthy Treats
Posted on February 21, 2017

How much do you know about your pet rabbit's teeth? With February being National Pet Dental Health month, we've got everything you need to know.

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.