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

Welcome to Rebecca West's Pets and Animals Blog.

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.

Bulldogs are known for their skin problems
Posted on August 19, 2016

Skin irritations in dogs can make their lives miserable. Find out what the most common causes of the condition are and what you can do about it.

Tips for Stress-Free Vet Visits for Cats
Posted on August 17, 2016

Visits to the vet can be very stressful to pets, but cats especially don't like them due to their infrequency in regards to travel. Learn how to make your cat's next visit to the vet as stress free as possible.

PetChatz Pet Communication System
Posted on August 16, 2016

Pet owners with anxious pets at home now have another tool for keeping an eye on them with a product called PetChatz — and you won't believe the cool features it offers. (VIDEO)

Bird Kisses are Better than Bird Biting
Posted on August 15, 2016

Bird biting is a behavior you want to eliminate, but what causes it? Find out why your pet bird may be resorting to this negative behavior and what you can do to stop it.

Male honeyguide in the Niassa National Reserve (image via Claire N. Spottiswoode)
Posted on July 30, 2016

Birds are far cleverer than we previously gave them credit for.

Pet Bird Care: Keeping Your Feathered Friends Happy
Posted on July 28, 2016

Birds require a completely different care regimen than other pets. Find out what you should be doing to ensure that your pet birds are leading the happiest and healthiest lives they can live while in captivity right here.

Clifford the Big Red Dog (image via CtBRD on Facebook)
Posted on July 28, 2016

Teaching children early in life about how to care for pets and animal safety is important for both humans and animals. Now, Bayer Animal Health and Clifford the Big Red Dog are showing kids how it's done.

Posted on July 15, 2016

When is it not alright for your cat to drool? Would you know the difference between normal levels and those that are elevated? Have you ever even seen your cat drool?

Posted on July 14, 2016

Social media star Kyle the rescue cat is helping make changes in connection to domestic violence by bringing awareness to victims and the shelters they're housed in.

Posted on July 12, 2016

If it’s tailored to pets, somebody somewhere wants it. Find out how you can get the cutest flower arrangements for dog lovers you're likely to see in your entire life.

Posted on July 8, 2016

Sadly, each year hundreds of pets end up in the pound between July 4-5 as a result of being spooked by fireworks, leaving the 5th the busiest day for animal shelters across America.

Posted on July 7, 2016

Want a pet but can't have one in your rented home or apartment? Boston Dynamics may soon have the solution with their SpotMini, the robotic companion that can fetch. Find out more about the adorable design here. (VIDEO)

Posted on July 6, 2016

What if you could shape shift or become a Game of Throne's warg at will? Imagine the animals you could be and the experiences you'd come to know.

Posted on June 28, 2016

Do you have enough shade in your backyard? Doghouses, while great for keeping out rain and cold, can heat up quickly in summer.

Posted on June 25, 2016

What's a catio? It's a cat patio, of course. Not everyone is comfortable with allowing their cats and other small pets outdoors. Mobile pet enclosures are a great solution for the dilemma of keeping your pets in.