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iCPooch Soothes Separation Anxiety in Pets & Owners

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Every few months we like to cover a product that we think is going to make a big impact. iCPooch was recently funded successfully through Kickstarter.com and is going to change the ways we interact with our pets when we're away. It's a modern twist on Apple's Face Time, and we're pretty certain you aren't the only one who will love it!   READ MORE




Adopting a Second Pet? Here’s What You Need to Know

Friday, March 06, 2015

Many parents choose to have more than one child because they worry that an only child would be lonesome without a sibling to play with. There are also many important social skills and aspects of development that siblings benefit from. Naturally, pet owners often think that having more than one pet would be as equally as beneficial in preventing an animal from experiencing loneliness. But there are a lot of things to consider before adopting an additional pet.   READ MORE




The Co-Sheltering Movement for Pets and Humans

Monday, November 24, 2014

Did you know that as many as 49 percent of women stay in abusive situations out of concern for the pets' safety? Another alarming fact: "Before 2013, none of New York City's 50 emergency domestic violence shelters offered refuge to families with pets." Thankfully, an encouraging co-sheltering initiative has been launched by the Urban Resource Institute (URI) in New York to address this issue called People and Animals Living Safely.  READ MORE




How One Dog Became a Kitten Nanny

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Here's a testament to the friendship between cats and dogs – a story about ' Boots,' a Chow-Golden Retriever mix who was one of 300 animals rescued and treated in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. After recovering from his initial injuries, Boots was adopted by an EAMT volunteer. She noticed right away how well Boots and her cats got along, which is why he was recruited to be a kitten babysitter at a kitten nursery, based in Arizona, which cares for kitties at the young ages of 5-8 weeks old.  READ MORE




Unique Portraits Capture Elderly Pets

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Aging is not for the fainthearted, and that goes for pets too. How do you know when your dog or cat has become a senior? According to vetmedicine.about.com, "as a general rule of thumb, dogs and cats are considered "senior" around age seven. Larger dogs sooner (age 5 or 6), and smaller dogs later (age 8 or 9)."  READ MORE




The Traits of a Good Dog Walker

Thursday, September 04, 2014

By Phil Falkell  
Pawderosa Pet Co-Owner & Professional Dog Handler

Over the years I've had many people comment on how cooperative my canine groups are out on the trail, so I thought I would explain what goes into creating a group of well-behaved dogs. It all starts with the handler. First and foremost, establishing a routine for the dogs helps them to anticipate what is expected of them.  Below are some of the additional areas of focus that are key definers of a dog handler's success, tips and tricks I've honed over the last 15 years of working in the field.
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Should Your Pets Sleep in Bed with You?

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Until recent years, it was common that pet dogs would sleep in their own little house in the backyard. But something has changed over the past few decades, bringing us to current times, where dogs have moved out of the backyard, into the house, then into the bedroom, and finally into the bed with its owners. If you're a pet owner, and especially if you already share your bed with a spouse, the debate about whether or not the dog should be allowed to join you is understandable.   READ MORE




Caring for Your Kitten 101

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Owning a kittyis a very exciting thing, but it also comes with some big responsibilities from finding a good veterinarian, to getting the right type of food, to setting up a feeding schedule and socializing your cat with others. But fortunately, "All of your hard work during these first few months is compensated by loads of snuggling and adorability."  READ MORE






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