Fur Free Fashion Show Winners Announced

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Make Room Project Runway: Winners of 2nd Annual Fur Free Fashion Competition Announced by Born Free USA and Celebrity Judges August 9, 2010, Washington DC - - To shine a spotlight on talented emerging fashion designers who believe in the ethical and environmental benefits of shunning fur fashion, Born Free USA (BFUSA), the nationally recognized leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, created the Fur Free Fashion (fffashion) Competition, now in its second successful year.

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Scotch Fur Fighter

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Attention pet owners with pets that shed! The Scotch Fur Fighter Pet Hair Sweeper is designed to help you keep your hard surfaces free from pet hair. The Scotch Fur Fighter Pet Hair Sweeper has a flexible and thin design to target built-up fur in pesky, hard-to-reach places such as under and in-between appliances and furniture. Read the labels before bathing because not all pet shampoos are the same.

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Pet Proof Your Car

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Of course, any time you travel with your fur baby in the car messes might happen. Luckily there are some easy tips to help you pet proof your car … Continue reading → The post Pet Proof Your Car appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. cats dogs pet careThe summer season has started, and with it comes road trips!

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7 Pet Friendly Fall Activities

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While we may not be too excited to see the mercury drop, we’ve also never had to wear a fur coat through the summer. Now that the outdoors is fur friendly, it’s time to get out there and let the fur fly! Here are seven pet friendly fall activities guaranteed to keep the tails wagging through winter! Just make sure that your dog is up to date on his pet meds , since wooded areas tend to harbor lots of fleas and ticks.

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Pets Can Change Anyone

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Tara is a freelance writer who primarily enjoys writing about her passion for her pets as well as her endeavors to live a more eco-friendly, sustainable lifestyle. Pets can change anyone. Maybe you’ve seen those little balls of fur captivate those around you, or maybe you’ve even been captivated yourself. The rancher who once thought pets belonged on the porch? It’s true: pets, they can change anyone. guest post pet stories

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Six Ways To Keep Pet Hair Off Your Clothes

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Tips and tricks for keeping your clothing pet hair free. The fact is that most pet owners feel where I’m coming from. So, as a survival method I quickly figured out a thing or two about how to keep hair or remove pet hair off my clothes. Here are my six tips and tricks for keeping your clothing pet hair free! I know I have a lovable fur ball too who lives to be picked up right before I leave for work. Duct tape is a pet owner’s best friend.

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Pet Massage for Your Furry Loved One

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Massages are a great way to fight many of the health ailments that can affect your little fur ball. Your pets get the same benefits from a massage: increased circulation and flexibility along with decreased muscle pain and stress. And besides, pets love a good back scratch and tummy rub. You might try going to your network of fellow pet owners, too. After the benefits became more widely known, the practice spread to dogs, cats and other household pets.

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5 Sure-Fire Ways to Protect Your Pet From the Ice this Winter

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And while you’re bundled up in your warm jacket and roasting next to a fire, it’s important that your pets are just as protected from the cold as you are—especially smaller pets, old/sickly pets, and new puppies/kittens (they are exceptionally vulnerable to cold). That being said, continue reading below to learn some safety-animal tips for your pet this winter. Feed Your Pet More. guest post pet care

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Unlikely Companions

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Unlikely Companions: The Adventures of an Exotic Animal Doctor (or, What Friends Feathered, Furred, and Scaled Have Taught Me about Life and Love) is a fun read about what it is like to be an exotic pet vet. As an … Continue reading → books

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Sneeze Prone? Top 5 Dogs for Allergy Suffers

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population has pet allergies, mainly to dogs and cats. In fact, it has nothing to do with a dog’s fur. What happens is that the dander is released via fluids or gets embedded in the dog’s fur which is then spread in the air and attached on multi-surfaces when a dog urinates, salivates or sheds. Once in the air or on surfaces, it can even take several years for the effects of a deceased pet’s dander to fully diminish. guest post pet care

It’s Only Hygienic

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Pets are beloved creatures that become part of your family, but if you think about everything they do during their busy days, you may wonder how hygienic they really are. Keeping a pet’s hygiene up to date is vital not only for their health but to yours as well. A well-groomed, clean and healthy pet all lead to happy owners, and less visits to the vet. One problem many dog owners find a concern and nuisance is maintaining their dog’s fur. pet care sponsored post

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Adopt Me Because I Need You

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Many factors can make a pet seem “less adoptable&# , from special needs, to age, and even just the color of their fur! To help find homes for these special pets Petfinder has designated Sept. 17-25, 2011, as “Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week.&#. Shelters and rescue groups will nominate a very special pet in their care who is waiting for a home. So far there are 450 of these special pets waiting for their forever homes!

Your Dog and Fleas

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Itching and biting the fur; a flea’s saliva will cause your dog to itch and scratch his skin. Soak your dog’s fur with this spray outdoors ( as the fleas may jump off your dog) and comb through. pet careDog fleas cause itching and discomfort in your dog. Not only are they annoying, they can cause serious health problems. There are a number of different symptoms to look for when dealing with a possible flea infestation.

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A Hamster’s Story: The making of a novel

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Emmie loves her pets. His fur is growing mangy and patchy. Grooming his fur. She was never happier playing with the pet. Her mother came and sat next to Emmie while she held Carnie in her lap and petted him. Comforting an eight-year-old while she pets her dying hamster, dripping tears…it is easier to catch a breeze in your hands and return it to its home. guest post pet storiesShe loves her Jack Russell terriers, Opal and Maddie.

When Choosing A Pup, Research ‘Breeds’ Results

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His large pouty eyes, silky fur-coat, and silly little paws on which he fumbled all over the hay-covered kennel, lured me in like a dog to a bone. After talking to the owner of the shelter however, I learned there was more to adopting little Chester, or any pet for that matter, than my love at first bark. While an instant connection is important, she said, there are many other factors to consider before taking your future pet home. guest post pet care

Balanced Nutrition is the Key to a Healthy Diet

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We hear a lot about healthy diets, both for people and for pets. Because we choose the food for our pets, it’s important for us to understand which nutrients are essential to health. Protein helps support lean muscle tissue for adult pets, and for puppies and kittens, protein nourishes growing muscle tissue. If a pet’s diet is too low in protein this could lead to poor growth. Of course with too much fat your pet will have weight gain.

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Information On Dog Teeth Cleaning

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Oral care is just as important for a dog as grooming his fur or clipping his nails. A thorough cleaning from a pet dental hygienist will help to remove any bacteria causing build ups in your dog’s gums and teeth. Early detection of dental problems – A pet dental hygienist will inspect the teeth, gums and mouth of your dog during a professional cleaning session. guest post pet careIdeally, a dog’s teeth should be cleaned every other day or every week.

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The Furry Faceoff Challenge

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Most importantly, the winning pet will be featured as the Pet Photo of the Day on Webshots.com at a date TBD. Thanks to Thoughts Fur Paws for the heads up about this fun contest! American Greetings is holding a fun photo contest called The Furry Faceoff Challenge ! Enter by May 24th, then vote on the photos you think are the cutest!

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Cool Summer Tips for Your Pet

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After taking the time to read up on proper pet care and soliciting advice and tips from my dog-loving friends, I slowly began to feel comfortable taking care of Trevor as the long weekend progressed. I’ve pet-sat many times since then for a variety of different dogs, cats, fish and really anything else that needed to be fed. Below are some of the most important tips I learned about proper summer pet care, all of which I still follow today.

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Giveaway: Waterless Foaming Shampoo

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We have a great giveaway from Heaven Sent Natural Pet Products! If your pet doesn’t like water, but really needs a bath, Pet Scents Waterless Foaming Shampoo is your answer. Oil of orange, Cedar wood and bay along with healing herbs promote healthy skin and fur and helps pet heal from flea or other insect bites. All you have to do is foam in onto your pet’s coat, rub it in with your hands or a towel, then either air dry or towel dry.

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Five Ways to Keep Your Pet Safe on Halloween Day

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Pet Care. Five Ways to Keep Your Pet Safe on Halloween Day. Pet Care Helps to Promote Humane Halloween. Halloween may be full of tricks and treats for humans, but the holiday does not hold the same appeal for our pet counterparts. In fact, Halloween can be a downright frightening time for pets. Pet Care, the nation’s largest provider of professional pet sitting and dog walking services, has devoted his life to the safety and comfort of pets.

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Lucky Me!

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It is written to help children know how to take care of a new pet. Christi Drue Dunlap makes it easy with her thoughtful and instructive book that features sweet-but-smart text, children and parents alike learn how to care for and keep their new pets happy, safe and secure. Be sure to license your new pet because if your dog or cat gets lost, the Humane Society can find you. Lucky Me. A Children’s Guide to Animal Companionship and Safety.

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Sleep Number True Silver Blanket

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We all know that our pets love to be on our beds with us. At the very least, I am sure that we have all snuggled up with our pets on our bed from time to time. Yes pet loving friends, you read that right, natural allergy protection in your blanket! Pure silver fibers are woven into the blanket, which offer anti-microbial, anti-odor and anti-static benefits (that’s three check marks against the fur and allergies.) I’m very excited to share this with you!

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DogTipper.com

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Grace, who writes about celebrity pets on DogTipper, also tweets about dogs/cats in need of a home, as animal rescue is a subject close to her heart. After all, she currently has four fur babies– all tuxedo cats (formerly strays) from the same family! We first learned about the great website, DogTipper.com , on Twitter via @HollywoodDogs (Grace)!

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Keep pets happy and healthy in the cold months ahead.

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The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW; www.ifaw.org ) has compiled some tips on how to keep pets happy and healthy in the cold months ahead. While this time of year can be great fun for your pet, be sure your winter habits don’t leave them out in the cold. During this chilly, busy season, keep pets healthy and happy by following these important safety tips: · Don’t Leave Them Out in The Cold. Not all dogs were born with lush fur coats that keep off the winter chill.

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Dog Collars

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Nearly every dog owner buys a collar for their new pet but few are aware of the long history and many different types of collars. “Normal” collars– Most dog collars are used to dress up the family pet and to identify it to strangers who may come into contact with the animal. Wolf collars– Modern studded collars exist primarily as decoration intended to make a pet look tough, but this type of collar has a historically important function.

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Fun Time Dog Shop (and giveaway)

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Fun Time Dog Shop is a brand new online shop for modern pets (and people)! Approximately 4″ to the top of the head, each puppy is hand sewn of wool blend felt and/or man made fur, polyfil, safety eyes, ribbon, & wire. It’s stocked full of high quality dog treats, interactive toys & accessories and artistic dog themed products. But the truly special part is all profits from the shop are donated to non-profit dog rescue groups!

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Welcome Home Mama & Boris: How a Sister’s Love Saved a Fallen Soldiers Beloved Dogs

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Pets In Iraq – Excerpt from Mama & Boris. So when Peter calls and excitedly tells us stories about a small pack of five dogs that has started coming around the base—a mother and her four pups—I laugh and think, of course he has pets in Iraq. They’re like little balls of fur and energy, and he looks so happy to be in the midst of them. It’s the first time they’ve seen anything like what we take for granted for our pets over here.

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The Wookey Hole Witch

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The nationwide competition launched earlier this month when pet insurer, Petplan, specified a strict witchy criteria to separate superior felines from the cat-pack. He boasts a cauldron black shade of fur combined with moonshine yellow eyes and pitch perfect meow. Pet Behaviourist Pippa Hutchison and Petplan’s Alison Andrew sifted through the candidates but it was seasoned Halloween professional, the Witch of Wookey Hole who made the crucial final decision.

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Best DIY Halloween Costumes for Cats and Dogs

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While most cats and dogs may not enjoy getting dressed up, some pets will have a blast dressing up alongside you and your kids for Halloween. However, while you might invest a lot of time and effort into your own costume, it can be tough to justify an expensive costume for your pet that may wind up torn to shreds. Luckily, there are plenty of ways that you can dress up your pet and save some extra money for bowls of candy. DIY for pets guest post holidays

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Tails of Aloha

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We also do foster homes for misplaced pets and pets whose owners have been placed into nursing homes, long term hospital care or hospice. We also assist the homeless population with the care and feeding of their pets by educating them on the requirements for inoculations and treatments they can give their pets. We try and have pet therapy teams available to all who call us for them but are unable to keep up with the demands.

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Cat Wars: The Devastating Consequences of a Cuddly Killer

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pets) that roam out-of-doors; At least 500 milllion birds are killed by cats each year (but the number is probably higher, maybe twice that or more); Cat feces, via which a dangerous parasite is distributed, amount to 1.2 As Marra and Santella note, tens of millions of people have “a deep bond and connection with cats” precisely because they’re a little bit wild, among a multitude of other reasons including soft fur, cuddliness, and playfulness.

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Fizzle’s Story

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Hospice Tails is a series of true stories about my experiences with pets and patients as a hospice social worker. It showed Fizzle, white fur gleaming, red bow in his topknot, sitting on the lap of a woman who, like Barb, looked as if she hadn’t lived an easy life. Hi, I’m Debra Stang , author of Hospice Tails and guest writer for today’s blog. Although I adore my own cats, I had not realized what an important role animals can play as life draws to a close.

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Are you ready to get a dog?

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That adorable bundle of fur with puppy-dog eyes, and the promise to be your best friend forever, is surely going to tug at anyone’s heartstrings. A dog should be a family decision, with the whole family promising to play their part in the care and love of the family pet. Like any pet, dogs cost money. The idea of owning a dog is alluring for many of us.

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Halloween and Sugar Chic Couture

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Her mission is to provide the best in upscale, couture fashions and accessories for canine fur-babies. This whimsical e-boutique also features officially-licensed NFL, NBA, NCAA and MLB apparel and accessories for your pets too! For the latest fashion information for fur-babies, follow @ SugarChic on Twitter. Do you dress your pet for Halloween (or any other holiday for that matter)? We absolutely LOVE Halloween at our house, and Baby the Maltese is no exception.

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