Saturday, August 29, 2015

Spoil Your Kitty

Give them rubbins and lovins on their terms.
Feed them some canned wait...feed them meat.....lots of real meat 0_o;
Let them sleep. Do not disturb!
Play with them when they are in hyper night mode.
Keep the kiddos away! Far, far away......

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Happy National Dog Day

Adopt a dog.

Spoil your dog.

Volunteer at a animal shelter.

Walk a dog(s).

Play with your dog.

Give your dog some treats.

Donate to a shelter.

Bathe a dog.

Take your dog to a doggy spa.

Take your dog to doggy daycare.

Take your dog to a off leash dog park.

Toss your dog a ball.

Buy some new toys or diy some toys for your dog.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Take Your Cat To The Vet Day!

It is take your cat to the vet day.
Make sure your kitty's vaccinations are up to date.
Spay or neuter your kitty.
Get a wellness checkup for your kitty.
Find and try out a new veterinarian.
Always ask for second opinions for major health concerns and medications for your cat. 

End of the world coming? Hopefully you got these pups by your side 0_o;

Border Collie
Cane Corso
Jack Russell Terrier
Standard Poodle
Cairn Terrier
Rough Collie
Doberman Pinscher
Alaskan Malamute
Xoloitzcuintle (Mexican Hairless Dog)
Fila Brasileiro

Monday, August 17, 2015

Black Cat Appreciation Day

Adopt a black cat or kitten from a animal shelter today. No a black cat crossing your path won't cause bad luck :) Superstitions and legends do more harm then good especially to our black kitty friends. Adopt. Foster. Volunteer. Educate.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Dog afraid of thunderstorm?

So how do you handle your dog's thunderstorm phobia? Here are my suggestions:
•Handle it early on in your dog's life.
Does your dog merely quake and quiver under the bed when it storms outside? Just because he doesn't absolutely freak doesn't mean he's not suffering. Since storm phobia is considered a progressive behavioral disease, signs like this should not be ignored. Each successive thunderstorm season is likely to bring out ever-worsening signs of fear. It's time to take action — NOW.
•Don't heed advice to let her "sweat it out" or not to "baby" her.
I've heard many pet owners explain that they don't offer any consolation to their pets because they don't want to reinforce the "negative behavior" brought on by a thunderstorm. But a severe thunderstorm is no time to tell your dog to "buck up and get strong." Fears like this are irrational (after all, she's safe indoors). Your dog won't get it when you punish her for freaking out. Indeed, it'll likely make her anxiety worse. Providing a positive or distracting stimulus is more likely to calm her down.
•Offer treats, cuddlings and other good stuff when storms happen.
This method is best employed before the phobia sets in –– as pups. Associating loud booms with treats is never a bad thing, right?
•Let him hide — in a crate.
Hiding (as in a cave) is a natural psychological defense for dogs. Getting them used to a crate as pups has a tremendous influence on how comfortable they are when things scare them. Having a go-to place for relaxing or hiding away is an excellent approach, no matter what the fear. Another approach to try, whether he's a pup or not:
•Get him away from the noise, and compete with it.
Creating a comfy place (for the crate or elsewhere) in a room that's enclosed (like a closet or bathroom) may help a great deal. Adding in a loud radio or white noise machine can help, too. Or how about soothing, dog-calming music?
•Counter the effects of electromagnetism.
Though it may sound like voodoo, your dog can also become sensitized to the electromagnetic radiation caused by lightning strikes. One great way to shield your dog from these potentially fear-provoking waves is to cover her crate with a double layer of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Another method involves clothing her in a commercially available "Storm Defender" cape that does the same work. If she hides under the bed, consider slipping a layer of aluminum foil between the box-spring and mattress.
•Desensitize him.
Sometimes it's possible to allay the fears by using thunderstorm sound CDs when it's not raging outside. Play it at a low volume while plying him with positive stimuli (like treats and pettings). Increase the volume all the while, getting to those uncomfortable booming sounds over a period of weeks. It works well for some.
•Ask your veterinarian about drugs.
Sure, there's nothing so unsavory as the need for drugs to relieve dogs of their fears, but recognize that some fears will not be amenable to any of these other ministrations without drugs. If that's the case, talk to your vet about it –– please. There are plenty of new approaches to drugs that don't result in a zonked-out dog, so please ask!
•Natural therapies can work.
For severe sufferers, there's no doubt it'll be hard to ask a simple flower essence to do all the heavy lifting, but for milder cases, Bach flower extracts (as in Rescue Remedy), lavender oil (in a diffuser is best) and/or "Dog Appeasing Pheromone" (marketed as D.A.P. in a diffuser, spray or collar) can help.
•Consider seeing a board-certified veterinary behaviorist.
If nothing else works, your dog should not have to suffer. Seek out the advice of your veterinarian, and, if you've gone as far as you can with him/her, consider someone with unique training in these areas –– perhaps a board-certified veterinary behaviorist.

Saturday, August 15, 2015


On August 15, shelters across the country are taking part in a nationwide push to place pets in forever homes. Adoption fees are drastically cut or lowered strategically to give pets more of a chance to find a home. Thus #ClearTheShelters has commenced.
Check out the Clear the Shelters website to find out about participating animal shelters.

Monday, August 10, 2015

National Spoil Your Dog Day

Play fetch with your pup.

Take your pup to a doggy spa.

Play with your pup in some water somewhere.

Give your dog a bone.

Give your canine some treats (lots!)

Give your doggy the most comfy blanket/pillow ever!

Make your dog a homemade meal.

Hug your dog.

Cuddle your dog.

Give your dog sloppy kisses (to each their own)

Love your dog.

Spoil your dog.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Why you should never buy purebred kittens and puppies online.....

Buyer Beware!
Consumers trying to find dogs from responsible breeders or breed rescue groups often turn to the Web for advice. But they soon find themselves bombarded with elaborate websites offering the offspring of "champions." With a host of fancy terms and picturesque photos of tail-wagging terriers, doe-eyed Chihuahuas and every other adorable breed, it is easy to become overwhelmed with choices.
Don't be fooled: Scattered among the websites of responsible breeders and rescue groups, Internet puppy scammers attract potential buyers with endearing pictures and phony promises.
If you buy a puppy over the Internet, not only are you risking supporting puppy mill cruelty, you're also risking being scammed out of your money. According to the Internet Crime Complaint Center, hundreds of complaints are filed every year from victims who were scammed when buying a dog online. The puppy you receive may not be the puppy you agreed to buy, and you may not even receive a puppy at all! Internet scams abound, including everything from fake "free to good home ads" where the buyer is asked to pay for shipping, only to never see that puppy they tried to help, to breeders posing as sanctuaries or rescues, but charging upwards of $1,000 in "adoption" fees.

How Can I Avoid Being Scammed?
The best way to avoid being scammed is to simply never buy a dog you haven't met in person. While the Internet can be a valuable tool for finding a responsible breeder or breed rescue group, please make sure to follow these tips when using the Internet to find a pup:
  • Always visit. Responsible breeders and rescue groups will be more than happy to offer you a tour.
  • Always pick your puppy up at the kennel. Do not have the puppy shipped or meet at a random location.
  • Always check references, including others who have purchased pets from this breeder and the veterinarian the breeder works with.
  • Be sure to deal directly with a breeder, not a broker.
  • Never send Western Union or money order payments.
  • If you are told that there will be no refunds for a sick puppy, you are most probably dealing with a puppy mill. A reputable breeder or rescue group will always take the puppy back, regardless of the reason.
How Do I Report a Scam?
If you feel you have been a victim of a puppy scam, please contact the following organizations:

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Protect You Dog This Summer

Never, ever leave your dog in the car period!
Make sure your pup has a unlimited access to cool, fresh water.
Make sure your dog has access to plenty of shade when outside.
 Take walks during the cooler hours of the day (early morning/evening)
When walking try to stay off hot surfaces (like asphalt) because it can and will burn your dog's paws.
Make sure your dogs has the means to cool off (cool water, ice packs, air conditioning, fans, etc.)
Keep your dog free of external and internal parasites, consult your veterinarian for the best products and treatments for your dog.
Consider clipping and/or shaving your long haired dog. Apply sunscreen to sensitive skin areas and thin haired dogs as needed.