Choose the Perfect Bed for your Dog

Owning a dog is an amazing experience for anybody. Dogs are very friendly and surprisingly intelligent. They are also very observant animals. They are perceptive to their surroundings and have distinct personalities that differ from dog to dog, even within the same breed. A friend of mine bought this very expensive fur bed for her little beagle, but was disappointed when her dog refused to even try it out. The moment she turned her back, the dog would climb down from it and jump on her favorite spot in the drawing room couch! Thus, we need to keep quite a few factors in...

What’s So Important About Fish Oil...

As a pet owner, it is important for your pets to have healthy skin. A dry skin is uncommon. The good news is there are so many ways to treat dry skin, but some pet owners would resort to natural remedies. This type of treatment isn’t recommended because natural remedies are intended for humans and not for animals. However, with the latest advancements in medicine and science, it is now possible to treat dry skin of animals with the aid of fish oil. Dry skin for dogs Drying of the skin is not a common thing for dogs, but there are dog breeds that are prone to developing...

5 Myths About Dog Shock Collars

There are a lot of different myths concerning dog shock collars and it is important that you know about some of them and what the truth is if you are interested in buying one. A shock collar can be an excellent way to train a dog, but there are a lot of misconceptions surrounding these devices. 1. Shock collars injure and torture dogs While many people claim that shock collars cause dogs short and/or long-term injury and are essentially torturing them, this is not true at all. The fact is that the shocks that these collars deliver are mild and do not cause any injury to...

Hello My Name Is… One-Eyed Willy

Name, age, sex, breed: One-Eyed Willy (just Willy for short), two years old, male, short-haired domestic cat Owner, city: Terri and Dan, Toronto Ontario How I got my name: I was born with just one working eye; the other was blind and improperly formed, thanks to an unknown birth defect. One-Eyed Willy is a character in The Goonies, and it became my name for obvious reasons. How we met: My foster mom, Nanette, rescued me with her husband — they had found me, my sister, and our mom living under a porch in their neighbourhood. They fostered us until they could find homes for...

Hustle and Bustle at the Bee Hotel

Ever heard of a bee hotel? I hadn’t either. Don’t bees live in colonies, with a queen, and they dance around and tell each other where to find the good nectar? Turns out that meany bees actually don’t live in hives, instead creating their own (solitary) nests. Females oviposit a single egg in each compartment, and then plug it up so that the baby can gestate peacefully. Bees and other insects also use the compartments to hibernate, or just take shelter. In the wild, bees create their own nests just beautifully, but in urban areas, there is much less viable nest real...

Picture Perfect

Take a look at your dog. Cutest pup you’ve ever seen, right? You tell people that all the time, but it never seems like enough. Unfortunately, every time you try to capture your furry friend’s heart-stopping adorableness, what you see through the lens isn’t translating to the final image. Stop fretting. You don’t need a big, expensive camera or weeks of lessons from a professional to snap the perfect frame of your perfect pup. You just need to know a few tricks of the trade. Pre-plan No dog will hold a pose while you tidy up, so make sure to prep the area beforehand....

Hello My Name Is…Micah

Name, age, sex, breed: Micah, year and a half, female, terrier/Golden Retriever/Muppet mix Owner, city: Antonia Richmond, San Francisco, CA How I got my name: Well, my foster parents named me Sandi, but then my real mom changed it to Micah. It’s pronounced MEE-kah, not MYE-kah. Between you and me, I think my mom spells it wrong, which is funny, because she’s a writer. How we met: At an adoption event in Seattle. I was about 11 weeks old. She told me later that all sorts of people tried to talk her out of getting a puppy, but she took one look at me and knew we were meant...

Between Two Cats

Between Two Cats Who’s that Pet in the Window This hilarious shot comes from Pawesome reader Heather Broster who writes that the kitty sitting in the snow is a stray that would regularly come by for meals and then sit and watch Heather’s cat Bee Gee. Thanks for sharing Heather!