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

Welcome to Rebecca West's Pets and Animals Blog.

Popular dog names rival those of baby names
Posted on December 6, 2017

Just like with babies, there are actually trends each year regarding the most popular names given by pet owners to their dogs. Crazy, you say? Perhaps, but it's true.

3D T-shirts by The Mountain  (image via Clothing Monster)
Posted on December 5, 2017

T-shirts and other forms of clothing featuring animals are nothing new, but lifelike 3D Ts featuring pets and other furry creatures leap off the cloth for an amazing experience!

Which is smarter, a dog or a cat?
Posted on December 1, 2017

Scientists now believe they definitively know which animals are smarter, dogs or cats. While most pet owners are convinced they know the answer, be prepared to be vindicated or disappointed.

Dog Fitness Trend    (image via Right Path Fitness Facebook)
Posted on November 27, 2017

Fitness trends come and go but working out with your pets can lead to a lifelong health regimen with more than one benefit, if it works for you.

L'animophe Pet Portraits   (image via L'animophe screenshot)
Posted on November 25, 2017

Just in time for Christmas, a Dutch design company is offering amazing pet portraits to customers who want to immortalize their pets in style with a brilliant touch of mirth on the side.

fabdog pj sets for dogs and their owners (image via fabdog Facebook)
Posted on November 24, 2017

Are you the kind of pet parent that goes all out where your pets are concerned? Well, then you might want to look into matching pajama sets for you and the "kids." After all, Christmas is just around the corner.

Minnow & Blossom BFFs    (image via Abbie Hubbard)
Posted on November 23, 2017

A rescue turkey in Virginia has plans of her own for Thanksgiving, and it doesn't include being eaten for dinner. Instead, she'll spend it with her bestest buddy, a dog named Minnow.

Home for the Pawlidays (image via Lifeline Animal Project)
Posted on November 22, 2017

Atlanta program, "Home for the Pawlidays," will give 20 rescue dogs an opportunity to celebrate Thanksgiving with actual families in their homes for a short reprieve from shelter life. 

Chili the dog is certified for pest management (image via YouTube)
Posted on November 20, 2017

A sweet canine with a super sniffer just got certified to ferret out crop pests for agricultural purposes, and she's doing a bang up job. (VIDEO)

Benefits of dog ownership include a longer life
Posted on November 19, 2017

According to a recent study of more than 3.4 million people, dog ownership can extend your life, especially if you're single.

Waiting for a treat
Posted on November 18, 2017

Cat treats aren't just for training or bribery. There are actually several other beneficial reasons why you should indulge your finicky friend.

Disney pet wear at PetSmart for diehard Disney fans
Posted on November 17, 2017

You don't need to walk on two legs to capture the magic of the wonderful world of Disney anymore. Now your pets can, too, with fun toys, accessories and apparel.

Tips for giving your dog a bath
Posted on November 16, 2017

While many, if not most, dogs don't like to be bathed, it is necessary. Whether they enjoy it or despise it, here are some tips for making bath time easier and safer.

Bunnies like to toss things while playing
Posted on November 14, 2017

If you’re thinking about a rabbit, be ready for digging, burrowing, throwing and, of course, chewing. Here are some helpful tips about rabbit ownership and stopping destructive behavior.

Preventive health tips for pet owners
Posted on November 13, 2017

Whether you're new to owning pets or you've had them your entire life, there are some things you should know about to maintain peak health. Here's a list of great preventive care tips.

The Kitten Lady (image via Kitten Lady Facebook)
Posted on November 10, 2017

The Kitten Lady project, created by Hannah Shaw for orphaned kittens, strives to create global change in how tiny felines are viewed, and the efforts have gone viral on social media.

Top Fin Fishy Fishy Night Aquarium
Posted on November 9, 2017

Clever fish bowl ideas are pretty common, with wall-mounted units, clocks and lamps serving as options. Now, there's a really fun fish bowl that doubles as a night light for kids.

Use pumpkin & other seasonal ingredients for homemade dog treats
Posted on November 8, 2017

Fall is a great time of year to make nutritious recipes for dogs using seasonal ingredients they're sure to love.

Bark control collars can stop incessant barking
Posted on November 7, 2017

Got a little yipper on your hands or even a big dog that doesn't know when enough's enough when it comes to sounding off? New bark control collars can be effective deterrents to negative behavior.

Holly the financial genius (image via Casi Cook)
Posted on November 6, 2017

One clever kleptomaniac pup has learned the value of a dollar, and the current exchange rate is one biscuit, please.

Swashbuckling pet accessories
Posted on November 5, 2017

Got a four-legged buccaneer on your hands? Help them live the pirate's life with these super fun accessories and get more high seas inspiration from Instagram star Pirate Pug Jack.

Canine University Grad (image via Canine University)
Posted on November 3, 2017

Canine University offers dog owners useful training information provided by professionals for pets from pups to seniors, proving you can teach an old dog new tricks.

Abby Fleischman & Olive (image via @olivelenadoodle)
Posted on November 1, 2017

A problem-solving pet owner found an ingenious way to cart her new puppy around, and the solution has garnered more than 24,000 followers on Instagram.

The importance of zoo etiquette
Posted on October 27, 2017

For the benefit of animals kept in displays, science is now directing us to adopt a manner of less invasive (aka obnoxious) behavior the next time we're at the zoo. 

Enjoying nature with man's best friend
Posted on October 26, 2017

It's been suggested that people that have an affinity for pets also have a greater concern for the environment than non-pet lovers. Why? Evolution and genetic makeup. Thank your ancestors.