November 1, 2013 0Comment

Published November 01, 2013 Associated Press A dog watches a video of the silhouette of another dog wagging its tail to its left. At top right is an inset image of the dog’s heart rate while the dog was watching the video. (AP PHOTO/DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY MEDICINE, UNIVERSITY OF BARI) NEW YORK –  The way Fido wags his tail might reveal more about him than you know. Just ask another dog. A few years ago, researchers discovered a subtle difference in how dogs wag their tails. When a dog sees something positive, such as its owner, it tends to wags its…

August 22, 2013 0Comment

Published August 16, 2013 FoxNews.com Iams.com Pet food manufacturer Iams on Wednesday announced a voluntary recall of some of its dry food products over concerns of possible salmonella contamination. In a news release on Iams.com, officials said, “Although to date, no health effects have been reported, there is the potential for salmonella contamination.” Most of the products affected by the recall were distributed across the East Coast, officials said. Click for more from My Fox 8. For more information on the recalled dog food, click here. For more information on the recalled cat food, click here. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/08/16/dog-and-cat-food-recalled-over-salmonella-concerns/?intcmp=obnetwork#ixzz2cfg6E5jG

June 26, 2013 0Comment

By Cherlynn Low Published June 25, 2013 Laptopmag.com Next Slide Previous Slide There’s a new social network in town and it’s for pet-lovers only. Don’t be alarmed by its name; it’s not a gathering of people who love to eat pets. Yummypets aims to bring pet owners together and become the social network, or “petwork,” for pets. Launched in the UK in May this year, Yummypets was founded in France in January 2012 and now boasts more than 150,000 French members and some 20,000 in the UK, with 600 brands and organizations interacting on the site. With an anticipated launch in the U.S., Canada and…

June 22, 2013 0Comment

Published June 18, 2013 FoxNews.com This luxury dog vacation package includes surfing lessons for your pet. (VeryFirstTo.com) This trip is really for the dogs. A U.K. website has put together the world’s most expensive vacation package for one very lucky pooch that includes a two-week stay at the luxury Paw Seasons Hotel — near Bristol, England, limousine transfers, spa treatments –and even one psychiatry session by an animal behavior expert Stan Rawlinson. Pet owners have be be prepared to plunk down a whopping $74,000 for the deal, which also comes with a personal chef who will prepare Fido’s every meal and movie screenings of…

April 2, 2013 0Comment

By FOX News Magazine, April 01, 2013 Associated Press Forget the usual teacup-sized pooches.   When it comes to the rich and famous, they prefer their pets like their bank accounts: extravagant and expensive. READ: Pets and Marriage: Fur Better or Worse?  For these stars, the average cat just won’t cut it. Check out 12 unusual pets some Hollywood stars have called their own: (Reuters) Justin Bieber’s Monkey The 19-year-old singer ran into trouble for not having the proper paperwork to travel overseas with his pet monkey, Mally. The Sun reported that Bieber broke health laws by sneaking the primate into Germany using his private…

March 8, 2013 0Comment

Over 30 elderly cats destroyed in a fire at a cat shelter. The woman who was running the shelter out of her home it desperately in need of help. You can email her if you would like to donate. They’ve set up an email for donations via Paypal or Electonic Money Transfer at: Donations4lccr@gmail.com  

January 6, 2013 0Comment

By Chris Ashton Published January 05, 2013 FoxNews.com Reuters AP Next Slide Previous Slide 1. Don’t put it off! The number one reason people cite for not purchasing a pet insurance policy is they “didn’t get around to it.” Oftentimes, pet parents will wait until their pet is already injured or ailing before looking into pet insurance. The truth is, the best time to protect your pet is now. Insuring pets when they are young and healthy, before any problems arise, ensures that any accidents, illnesses and injuries will be covered, with no concern about pre-existing conditions (not to mention, young pets are…