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  • Pets and your will: Protecting your animals’ future

    Pets and your will: Protecting your animals’ future

    Several years ago, a horribly sad story emerged about a single man who died leaving behind a couple of companion animals. Although he had friends who were willing to take the animals in, that was not immediately known; instead the man’s brother swept in and had the animals euthanized before anyone realized they needed to […]

  • Cat furniture and scratchers

    Cat furniture and scratchers

    With their natural ability to climb trees and survey their territory from a high vantage point, cats have a need to rise above the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Climbing and scratching are two of their natural requirements that, when met with cat furniture, can keep your cat happy — and your own furniture […]

  • Cat-scratch disease

    Cat-scratch disease

    Cat Scratch Disease (Bartonella henselae) may be most well known as the title of a popular song, but its less glamorous identity is that of a zoonotic (transmissible from animals to people) disease. Cat Scratch Fever is caused by a bacteria that is present in up to 20 percent of domestic housecats, but only shows […]

  • Girl cat names

    Girl cat names

    Every cat has his or her own unique personality. Trying to choose a name that will reflect her inner kitten can be tough, especially when you want a name unlike any other you’ve ever heard! Let us help you get started on your quest with some suggestions of our own. Alpine Andromeda Ash Egypt Iggy […]

  • Fear, phobia, and anxiety in cats

    Fear, phobia, and anxiety in cats

    A phobia is a persistent and excessive fear of a specific stimulus, such as a thunderstorm. Immediate, excessive anxiety response is characteristic of a phobic condition, and it has been suggested that once a phobic event has been experienced, any event associated with it, or the memory of it, is sufficient enough to generate a […]

  • Why is devocalization of dogs and cats legal?

    Why is devocalization of dogs and cats legal?

    Barking dogs can alert us to danger. It’s there way of talking. Yes, listening to dogs barking on and on is troubling. The problem isn’t with the dog, it’s with the owner. A well-trained dog doesn’t bark incessantly. And cat lovers know there isn’t a sound more soothing than that of a purring kitty. So, […]

  • Coalition for the Adoption of Shelter Animals

    Coalition for the Adoption of Shelter Animals

    Every day, CASA members are working together to increase adoptions of homeless dogs and cats across the country. Together, we’re breaking down barriers in the online adoption process and maximizing the exposure for animals in need. What does CASA do? We make it easy for people to find their next pet. And we encourage cause-minded […]

  • Do pets feel grief over the loss of a loved one?

    Do pets feel grief over the loss of a loved one?

    This article courtesy of petinsurance-101.com. It’s a documented fact that pets experience grief when they lose a loved one. Many pet owners will corroborate this. Regardless of whether it is a cat losing a kitten or missing a deceased pet friend; the distress signs are there for all to see. Pets have a deep significance […]

  • Are two exams per year necessary?

    Are two exams per year necessary?

    Question: My veterinarian requested that I bring my dog in twice a year for an exam. Is that necessary? Answer: How often your pet is examined is subject to many variables that only your veterinarian would be qualified to answer, since they know your pet’s health, any diseases endemic to your area and any special […]

  • Pet shipping safety?

    Pet shipping safety?

    Question: I am moving my pet by air, and my biggest concern is his safety. How do I keep him safe throughout his journey? Answer: Many of the fears surrounding pet transportation stem from owners putting pets on planes without knowing the correct ways to prepare their animals, or the correct aircraft to use for […]

  • Clumping cat litter

    Clumping cat litter

    The pros and cons of clumping cat litter

  • Howard Stern blasts owners who dump dogs and cats

    Howard Stern blasts owners who dump dogs and cats

    I’m becoming something of a single-issue celebrity fan, and it’s messing with my identity. When Jay Leno questioned the cruelty of Michael Vick‘s actions, it was easy enough to wash my hands of him. I’d never liked Leno, and his utter lack of compassion aligned well with my vision of him as plastic and soulless. […]

  • Pet names and nicknames: what do they say about us?

    Pet names and nicknames: what do they say about us?

    This editorial courtesy of Dr. Patty Khuly, PetMD.com. Pet names — as in the nicknames we give to our pets — say lots about who we are and what our pets mean to us. It’s a truism that’s especially evident in the examination room, whether people coo sweet nothings to their beloveds … or chat […]

  • Amid earthquake devastation, dogs in Japan are epitome of loyalty

    Amid earthquake devastation, dogs in Japan are epitome of loyalty

    Spoiler alert: Both dogs have been rescued by Kenn Sakurai and his team, and are in the care of professionals. There’s nothing dramatic, in the conventional sense, about this clip. You simply witness compassion in its purest and most honest form, a subtly moving tribute of one dog’s loyalty to his injured companion. Many […]

  • Help animals displaced by Japan’s earthquake and tsunami

    Help animals displaced by Japan’s earthquake and tsunami

    Sherri, a friend of a friend of mine, lives in Japan and has volunteered for four years with ARK (Animal Refuge Kansai). Sherri reports that while her community has largely been spared fatalities due to the earthquake and tsunami, she’s only about a six hour drive from major devastation. Rescuers are attempting to gain access […]

  • Pets vs. children: George Clooney’s girlfriend weighs in

    Pets vs. children: George Clooney’s girlfriend weighs in

    This article courtesy of Patty Khuly, VMD, MBA, PetMD.com. George Clooney’s got a new-ish girlfriend. This one’s name is Elisabetta Canalis. She made waves recently after she spoke frankly about not wanting to have children. Her dogs are enough, she explained (which seemed like a good policy to me, given her choice of partners). But […]

  • Egypt’s animals need our help

    Egypt’s animals need our help

    Along with the rest of the world, I’ve been watching with fascination the uprising in Egypt. As brave humans rally against an autocratic regime, some giving their lives to bring freedom for all, animals are caught in the crossfire. One organization is taking notice: ESMA (Egyptian Society for Mercy to Animals), was born out of […]

  • Bill would make torturing dog or cat felony offense

    Bill would make torturing dog or cat felony offense

    This article courtesy of Pet Insurance 101. One year after state lawmakers failed to make it a serious crime to torture dogs and cats, they will consider a similar bill introduced in the Senate this session. Senate Pro Tempore Billy Hewes, R-Gulfport, is sponsoring legislation that would make the deliberate torture, mutilation, maiming or burning […]

  • Grooming Products by Pet Head

    Grooming Products by Pet Head

    Pet Product Review: Grooming Products by Pet Head Have you heard of the people grooming products under the name Bed Head? Well, these fun products with names like Superstar, Ego Boost, Cocky, and Moisture Maniac are products I use quite often. So, when I came across a new line with the name Pet Head, grooming […]

  • Dog rescue and animal rescue stories

    Dog rescue and animal rescue stories

    Follow DogTime Editor-in-Chief, Leslie Smith, as she travels the country profiling animal shelters and their teams, passionate in their commitment to aid animals in need. 

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