Skoshbox; Japanese Snacks (for humans)

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We have shared a few treat boxes with you before, but they have always been for pets! Because it’s just for humans! We have tried a few … Continue reading → The post Skoshbox; Japanese Snacks (for humans) appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. Well today I am happy to share the Japan Box from Skoshbox. just for fun reviews

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Overcoming Pet Winter Woes

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Like humans, pets can experience winder doldrums. Beyond the obvious … Continue reading → The post Overcoming Pet Winter Woes appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. guest post pet care Even those living in warmer weather regions are still affected by seasonal changes, which can be especially tough on dogs and cats–particularly those that are used to spending time outdoors.

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Humane Society Exposes Petland Practices

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The Humane Society has another great investigation into the shady practices of a corporate giant. Not so, says the Humane Society. Many of Petland's puppies are not supplied directly by breeders but are purchased from a "middle man"—large-scale "pet distributors," otherwise known as brokers—showing that the company may not even know who the breeders are or what their standards of care may be like. Tags: pet stores puppy mills us This news story slipped by in November.

Diabetes in pets.

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November was National Pet Diabetes Awareness Month, were you aware that just like humans, dogs and cats can also get diabetes? To help pet parents better understand diabetes in pets, VCA Animal Hospitals have a great resource library of articles regarding pet diabetes and pet healthcare. Additionally, now through December 31, 2011, VCA Animal Hospitals is offering a savings of $250 on Senior Best Care Comprehensive Checkups for pets seven years and older.

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Creature Comforts: Tips for Moving with Pets

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But when your shift from one home to another involves a pet, the undertaking becomes even more, err, ruff. Educate yourself on your destination locale’s pet entry regulations, licensing regulations, and laws by contacting the State Veterinarian or State Department of Agriculture and the City Clerk’s office, local humane organization, or area animal control facility. Verify that your house or apartment allows pets. Have you moved with a pet before?

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SoulPancake: Pet Teachers

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Pet owners know that their pets often teach them unexpected (and wonderful) lessons. Below you will find a cute clip showcasing what people have learned from their pets. SoulPancake: Pet Teachers. As humans, we spend a lot of time looking for answers. So SoulPancake headed to a park and asked people to share what they’ve learned from their pets. What lessons have you learned from your pets? cute video pet stories tv

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Pet Safety During Home Improvements

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Simple tips to keep pets happy and safe while you work. Infants and pets can present an interesting challenge when you want to get some repairs or remodeling done around the house and the dangers aren’t always obvious. Get your pet to safety before starting work. The very best way to keep pets safe during home improvement is to get them out of the house before you start working. Never leave your pet near loose tools or fasteners. Secure your pet.

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How Pets Can Improve Your Health

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Expert cites scientifically-proven therapeutic, physical and emotional health benefits of loving and caring for a pet. Pet ownership runs far deeper than simply caring for a possession. Yes, the sheer responsibility of caring for a pet has notable benefits in and of itself. Pets can ease loneliness, reduce stress, promote social interaction, encourage exercise and playfulness, and provide unconditional love and affection. Caring for a pet may even help you live longer.

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Can dogs eat human foods?

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The vet at Pet Food Selector has complied a comprehensive list of human foods and their safety for dogs. We love this handy infographic that they created as a quick guide for what to give your dog, and which foods … Continue reading → The post Can dogs eat human foods? dogs pet careappeared first on 4 The Love of Animals.

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Creature Comforts: Tips for Moving with Pets

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But when your shift from one home to another involves a pet, the undertaking becomes even more, err, ruff. Educate yourself on your destination locale’s pet entry regulations, licensing regulations, and laws by contacting the State Veterinarian or State Department of Agriculture and the City Clerk’s office, local humane organization, or area animal control facility. Verify that your house or apartment allows pets. Have you moved with a pet before?

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Pets Are Family, Not Fighters

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He was rescued by the Humane Society of the United States, and has since earned the nickname “Bulletproof Sam”! Sadly, stories like Sam’s are all too common, and they don’t always have a happy ending, but the Humane Society is working hard to put a stop to dogfighting. The shirts this week benefit the Humane Society of the United States, and feature a message we love! Pets Are Family!

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H1N1 and your pets.

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With the latest news of finding the virus in a cat, here is an update about the H1N1 virus and how it affects your pets. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) are reminding pet owners monitor their pets’ health closely. Pet pigs may contract swine flu. The ASPCA recommends taking “steps to limit possible transmission from humans to pigs and vice versa.&# H1N1 and your pets.

The Shelter Pet Project

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The Shelter Pet Project is a wonderful public service campaign from The Humane Society, Maddie’s Fund and the Ad Council! The project goal is to help the many great pets waiting in shelters. The campaign motto is “a person is the best thing to happen to a shelter pet”! Ways you can help spread the word: Like the Shelter Pet Project on Facebook [link]. Watch and share The Shelter Pet Project videos on YouTube [link].

Save money caring for your pet

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The arrival of your new playmate, a pet. Whether its Dalmatian dog, a Persian cat, a tropical bird or even an exotic lizard from a faraway country, this is what you have been craving, the satisfaction you get when your pet looks up at its new owner with that ´please look after me’ look. So after all the excited starts to settle there are numerous things that need to be thought about, most in importantly how will you take the best possible care of this new pet as you can?

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The Power of Pets

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Mars Petcare announced it will sponsor a series of “Woof Walk” fun runs as part of THE POWER OF PETS™ program for 2011. THE POWER OF PETS 2011 program focuses on dog walking as a way for families to increase their physical activity levels while spending more time together and outdoors. Walking has great benefits, including a lower risk for heart disease, reducing blood pressure, and it can help combat obesity in humans and pets!

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Beyond Companionship: How Pets Can Help Your Health

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Humans and animals share an extremely important bond. Spending time with animals or keeping them as pets is associated with a number of health benefits especially those concerned with mental, social, and physiologic health issues. The act of petting a dog or observing fish in an aquarium has been shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease such as high blood pressure, plasma cholesterol and plasma triglycerides as well as reduced heart disease.

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Pet Photography 101 Giveaway

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We recently got a chance to check out a great new book called Pet Photography 101: Tips for taking better photos of your dog or cat ! The book offers tips and tricks for photographing your pet using the latest technologies. Written by celebrated pet photographer, Andrew Darlow, the book is a great reference for anyone looking to capture their pets lives and personalities through the use of photography.

2010 138

Pet-Safe Asbestos Hazard Advisory

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Asbestos fibers pose a significant health threat to both pets and their owners. Please take proper steps to protect your pets and families. Too often we forget that the same problems that effect humans can also effect our furry loved ones as well. pet careAsbestos is found in thousands of homes and buildings built between 1930 and 1980.

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Chewy.com delivers tasty treats for your pet!

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They also offer an autoship program to ensure that your pet always gets their favorite food or treat on time. We also loved that they use human grade ingredients and they are made in the USA. The post Chewy.com delivers tasty treats for your pet! Chewy.com recently gave Baby the chance to try some of their treats. We loved the fast service and shipping, and Baby was excited about the sweet potato goodie from Fromm.

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Keeping your pet healthy is very essential for the Owner

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If you have a pet, it is your responsibility and you need to ensure that you take good care of it. Some of the most common pets in today’s homes include dogs and cats. You need to understand that your pet is like a member of your family and thus, you cannot afford to ignore it. A healthy pet is a happy pet. Like humans, if your pet is healthy, it suffers from fewer diseases. Surely, you want your pet to live a long life. guest post pet car

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On "Pets" and "Its"

Animal Person

The reason we need to save the gorillas and their habitats (it's a book on gorilla "conservation") is--and this is from memory so there could be more--that gorillas have thumbs, just like humans do. Meanwhile, gorillas don't live in a traditional human family structure of mom, dad and kids, but somehow their family structure is an important reason for us to save them. We need language that doesn't support a divide between "pet" animals and everyone else.

The Shelter Pet Project

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Did you know that every year, of the 8 million dogs and cats that enter animal shelters, 3 million of these healthy and treatable pets are euthanized? Luckily, The Shelter Pet Project hopes to change this! This new campaign, sponsored by The Humane Society of the United States, Maddie’s Fund, and the Ad Council, hopes to reverse this trend and find homes for these homeless, lovable pets. The campaign has one unified goal, to increase pet adoption.

Earth Day for Pets!

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We humans aren’t the only ones who can “go green&# ! Just look at all the wonderful products for pets (and people with pets). From The Modern Pet. Tags: pet care Bissell 1400B Little Green Multi-Purpose Compact Earth-Friendly Deep Cleaner. The Skooper Box , from Metropawlis. Organic Cotton printed tees from EcoPup. Eco Turtle squeaky toy made from IntelliLoft fibers (85% recycled soda bottles). From PawLuxury. Kay-Kob bedding and litter from Kaytee.

How to Identify Food Intolerances in Pets

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For new puppies that are under the age of 1-year, many vets will recommend probiotics, which can be purchased online via a Canadian drug store and dispensed in your pet’s food in order to establish gut balance and good digestion early on. Food allergies and food intolerances affect our pets much the same way they strike humans. However, food sensitivity can be difficult to recognize in a pet because they can’t tell us how they feel.

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Like American Dog Rescue, Help Pets!

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Benjamin will donate $10,000 to the Missouri Humane Society and Joplin Humane Society, as a way to assist pets that were injured or displaced by the devastating Joplin tornado in May. Spread the word, let’s help them reach their goal and help pets in the process! American Dog Rescue has a generous donor who is willing to give $1 to Missouri animal tornado victims for every Facebook fan up to $10,000. Will you help them reach their goal of 10,000 Facebook fans?

Disaster Preparedness Plan May Save Your Pet’s Life

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With June 1 marking the first day of the 2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season, it’s crucial to raise awareness about the importance of planning for pets’ safety before it’s too late. Spector, DVM, DACVIM, offers the following tips to help you be prepared when a disaster, such as a hurricane or tornado, strikes your home: If you are ever instructed to leave your home during an emergency situation, ALWAYS take your pets with you. Pet toy. - Pet blanket. pet care

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Guest Post: Understanding Pet Food Labels

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De-mystify the labeling on a lot of pet food – “natural,&# “raw,&# “human grade,&# “FDA approved&#. Karen Scoggins, My Perfect Pet. With so many products on the market all claiming to be the best, how does the average pet owner know whether the food they are purchasing for their pets is really healthy and safe? Pet food may be highly processed and still be considered “natural”.

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H1N1 and Your Pets

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It can spread to other pets however, such as turkeys and pigs. You should also be careful if you have a pet bird as they have sensitive respiratory systems that are susceptible to other human illnesses (such as colds). H1N1 and Your Pets originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on October 20, 2009. The H1N1 virus has everyone concerned, and with good cause. Luckily, it appears that the virus won’t pose a big risk to dogs and cats.

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Pet Symptoms You Should Not Overlook

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You love your pet, right? Responsible pet owners know they need to pay close attention to their little friends. If your pet is experiencing these symptoms, it might be time for a visit to the veterinarian’s office. Vomiting and diarrhea: Even responsible pet owners overlook this occasionally because it is such a common occurrence in dogs and cats. Itching and scratching: These symptoms are easy to disregard because our pets do it so often.

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Pet Paradise Resort to donate ALL pet hair clippings

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Did you know that pet hair clippings (and human hair too) can be used to help clean up oil? Read on to learn what Pet Paradise is going to do to help with the massive oil spill. Pet Paradise Resort to donate ALL pet hair clippings from 13 resorts to help with oil spill effort in the Gulf of Mexico. Pet Paradise will be working with Matter of Trust, who creates the hair booms to soak up the oil. About Pet Paradise.

Chimpanzees are NOT “Pets”

Creature Talk

Earlier this week a Connecticut woman was attacked by a 200 pound chimpanzee named Travis who had been kept as a pet for 14 years. “ The thing is, those abilities make him very intelligent, but they still do not make him a domesticated pet. Travis, like all other chimps, no matter how many amazing “human-like&# behaviors they exhibit, are still wild animals who do not belong to anybody else, and who will undoubtedly revert back to their instincts eventually.

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The Power of Pets Initiative

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Mars Petcare recently launched The Power of Pets! What is The Power of Pets? Mars Petcare is collaborating with the YMCA in 5 cities to start, to bring pet-friendly health and physical activity education and programming to communities. Pets make us healthier and happier so we believe it’s our responsibility to make the world a better place for pets.&#. Mars Petcare and Human-Animal Interaction.

Bring Pets Home

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Begun in 1996 by the Humane Society of America, National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week encourages everyone who loves animals to bring public awareness to all the important work shelters do throughout the year. What I love is that you can use BringPetsHome’s “Shop to Help&# page all year long to raise money to help shelters care for homeless pets. Bring Pets Home originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on November 6, 2009.

Guest Post: Foreclosures Threaten Pets As Well As People

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Foreclosures Threaten Pets As Well As People. The culprit for this surge in animal homelessness is a testimonial to these trying times: human homelessness. While there are no exact numbers on how many animals are coming in from foreclosed homes (since many people don’t give an accurate reason), shelters have noted a dramatic increase in the number of homeless pets they take in, either from owners dropping them off, or from pets that are simply abandoned outdoors or in empty houses.

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Protecting Your Pets from Pests and Disease

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A lot of very important information for pet owners, especially as we go into the summer season. Mosquitoes bite humans and animals with no regard to species, and they bring along a number of illnesses. For humans, mosquitoes can lead to such diseases as Yellow Fever and West Nile Virus among others. As a pet owner, you will be obviously concerned about the safety and well-being of your beloved pet.

5 things to know about pets and pests

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5 ways to de-bug your pet this spring: Ticks can be difficult to spot. Ticks may be transferred to humans. 5 things to know about pets and pests originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on June 1, 2010. Tags: guest post pet care Ticks are tiny, some about the size of a pin head. They can resemble freckles, moles or even specks of dirt. Also, they can hide behind floppy ears or in long fur. Don’t assume your dog is tick-free just because you can’t readily see one.

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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Can dogs eat chocolate?

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Oh how humans love chocolate! While there are many “human foods” that are fine to share with our furry friends, chocolate is on … Continue reading → The post Can dogs eat chocolate? dogs pet care While it may be a wonderful treat for us, you should never share it with your dog. appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals.

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Itchy pet? Food Allergies May be to Blame

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We love this infographic about possible food allergies in pets. It’s important to remember that our pets can suffer from a lot of the same things we humans do, including food allergies. As always, if you suspect a problem with … Continue reading → The post Itchy pet? cats dogs pet careFood Allergies May be to Blame appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals.

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Tales for the Pet Lover’s Heart

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NYSE: KR) have teamed up to launch the second annual “ Tales for the Pet Lover’s Heart ” campaign, celebrating the unique bond between people and their pets, while raising funds for animal welfare organizations nationwide. Together Purina and the Kroger family of stores will donate $150,000 to animal welfare organizations in 2009 and will recognize six exceptional pet lovers’ tales via a national television special this fall. Nestlé Purina and Cincinnati-based Kroger Co.

5 Tips for Helping Pets in Crisis

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April is National Pet First Aid Awareness Month. Also know how to contact theASPCA National Poison Control Center ((888) 426-4435) or the Pet Poison Helpline. Check with your local veterinarian, humane society or American Red Cross for classes. Or, consider lessons from Pet Tech, a training center dedicated to first aid, CPR and care for dogs and cats. If your pet is not breathing, remember to stay calm.

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Weekend Adopt-a-thon for Joplin Tornado Pets

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ASPCA , Joplin Humane Society to Host Weekend Adopt-a-thon for Joplin Tornado Pets. Nearly 600 cats and dogs looking for permanent homes during major pet adoption event June 25 – 26. WHAT : The Joplin Humane Society and the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) are hosting a major adoption event on June 25 and 26 for nearly 600 animals who need permanent homes after being displaced by the May 22 tornado that tore through Joplin.

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Pet Foster Care Helps To Smooth Adoption Process

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Serving as a pet foster parent is an excellent way to welcome a new animal companion into your home and help an animal in need. In fact, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 5 to 7 million pets are taken into animal shelters in the U.S. Fortunately, pet foster parents offer a solution to this issue by allowing pets the time to adjust to a home life with human companions before they find their forever home.

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