PetsLady's Pick: Cute Dog Kiss Of The Day
Apr20

PetsLady's Pick: Cute Dog Kiss Of The Day

PetsLady’s Pick: Cute Dog Kiss Of The Day Laurie Kay Olson Thu, 04/20/2017 – 06:30 Come on, give me a kiss! It’s a great deal. I’m not even charging for...

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Earth Day Tips For Pets & Environment
Apr20

Earth Day Tips For Pets & Environment

Earth Day Tips For Pets & Environment Ron Callari Thu, 04/20/2017 – 09:00 On April 22, 2017, our planet will be celebrating its 47th Earth Day. This special event was launched for the first time in 1970.  Back then, only a few regions around the world marked the occasion. Today, almost 200 countries will join in consort with the Earth Day Network that features an entire week of activities focused on environmental issues. Since the formal agenda does include some eco-friendly endeavors introduced by pet owners over the years, today I’d like to highlight a few of the successful and meaningful ways you can engage with your pets for Earth Day,...

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5 Steps To Become An Eco-Friendly Pet Parent
Apr20

5 Steps To Become An Eco-Friendly Pet Parent

You may bike to work and choose an energy-saving light bulb, but how green is your pet? Family animals produce a heavy carbon pawprint. This means, as pawrents, we have a bigger environmental impact on nature than people without pets. Being a responsible pet parent comes with the understanding that the way we treat our fur kids, how we feed them and clean up after them affects our planet a lot. By adopting a few easy, sustainable practices in the way we care for our furry companions, we would support a healthier pet and planet. As Earth Day is approaching, take these 5 simple steps to reduce your pet’s environmental pawprint and become an eco-friendly pet parent. Where do I start? The easiest way to show your commitment to the environment by being mindful of what you purchase for your pet. It’s a good idea to buy high quality products like toys, bowls, collars, leashes and others made of sustainable, recycled materials. They last longer and reduce waste long term. Does My Pet Have To Go Vegan? We want the best for our fur babies, especially when it comes to food and nutrition. Yet, the best pet foods are meat based, and meat production takes up a lot of precious resources. But your pet doesn’t have to go vegan to go green. You can buy organic products and products from locally raised animals. Organic, chemical free food is not only better for your dog or cat, but the earth as well. Alternatives to consider are making your own dog food or buying locally produced products. Buying pet food and other pet supplies in bulk is another way to cut down on packaging and increase savings. Why Is My Pet’s Waste Harmful To The Environment? Your pet’s poop is a problem. The risk from your pup’s doo can be more than just a mess on your shoes. Dogs can harbor lots of viruses, bacteria, and parasites that poison the environment. While cats may take care of their own ‘business’, kitty litter is a huge source of waste. Common cat litter is made of clay. It must be mined, which causes a lot of damage to the environment. Cleaning after your pet solves the problem only partially. Landfills overflow with nonbiodegradable bags containing dog waste and kitty litter. If you really want to make a difference, look for biodegradable bags and litter made from recycled materials. Composting pet poop is best, in a pet-waste composter. Just make sure to separate it from your vegetable garden. What Can I Donate? We all have pet products that our pets outgrew or don’t use...

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Courthouse Canines Bring Comfort To The Littlest Victims
Apr19

Courthouse Canines Bring Comfort To The Littlest Victims

Courthouse Canines Bring Comfort To The Littlest Victims Rebecca West Wed, 04/19/2017 – 10:02 Victims and witnesses are routinely subjected to a legal process they are ill equipped to handle. To compound matters, many of them are small children. Find out how canine companions in the courts are making a difference....

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For The Love Of Animals: Homeless Vets Prefer Life On Street Rather Than Giving Up Pets
Apr18

For The Love Of Animals: Homeless Vets Prefer Life On Street Rather Than Giving Up Pets

For The Love Of Animals: Homeless Vets Prefer Life On Street Rather Than Giving Up Pets Rebecca West Mon, 04/17/2017 – 16:00 A homeless veteran desiring to bring awareness to the plight of tens of thousands of vets currently living with their pets on the street is riding cross country on a bicycle towing his dog. Find out how it all came about right here....

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When A Moose Is Actually A Dog . . .
Apr18

When A Moose Is Actually A Dog . . .

When A Moose Is Actually A Dog . . . Laurie Kay Olson Tue, 04/18/2017 – 09:30 One of the most popular dogs to ever be on a television show was a naughty little Jack Russell Terrier named Moose. Moose played a dog named Eddie on the show Frasier, the much beloved pet of Frasier’s father, Martin Crane. He was very much a part of the brilliant cast and often stole the show with his deadpan stares at Frasier. There is little doubt that he was a part of the show’s...

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