Setting Up a Pet Food Bank in Your Community

May 4, 2009

Tips for setting up a pet food bank in your community.

Don’t Give Up On Your Pet — Just Yet

May 4, 2009

Before you surrender your pet, please consider these five steps and maybe you can keep your pet. Cost-cutting measures for a pet budget.

Zymox Ear Cleaner

May 4, 2009

Zymox Otic ® is the natural antibiotic free treatment of choice proven to be highly effective against yeast and bacterial infections.

The Benefits of Massage for Animals

May 4, 2009

The benefits of massage for animals are as numerous and varied as those for people. Considering all that animals contribute to our lives through companionship, sport and service; a massage now and then serves as a powerful sign of gratitude.

Taking the time to show you how

May 4, 2009

With a little help from my friend… an adult squirrel shows a baby squirrel how to climb over a fence.

Stray dogs being killed in Baghdad

May 3, 2009

The Baghdad dog-culling program comprises two vets, a council official and a police officer armed with a shotgun. The vets distribute bits of meat poisoned with strychnine. If the poison doesn’t kill the dogs, the police officer steps in with the shotgun.

Recipe: Granola (for people)

April 28, 2009

Granola recipe for people

Bronx Zoo Lays Off Hundreds of Animals

April 28, 2009

Residents at the Bronx Zoo are now looking elsewhere for a permanent home — New York City’s oldest zoo has announced a round of lay-offs, which will kick hundreds of animals to the curb.

Life and not life

April 27, 2009

I was thinking about life yesterday. Sometimes we wish it would pass more quickly and sometimes we wish we could get more out of it. Sometimes, it could not get any better and sometimes it seems it could not be worse.

Troubled Times for People and Pets

April 22, 2009

Instead of abandoning a pet in a foreclosed home or rushing to a decision to surrender a pet for financial reasons, people should realize that they have other options.

Another Pet Food Bank

April 21, 2009

There are pet food pantries/soup kitchens across the country that are willing to lend a helping hand in these difficult times.

A New Dog For Norma

April 21, 2009

This gentle giant would be rescued from the Chicopee Animal Shelter by the National Education of Assistance Dog Services, Inc. (NEADS) from Princeton, Massachusetts and thus destined for a new lease or second chance to make a difference in someone’s life.

Reduce Your Pet’s Carbon Footprint

April 20, 2009

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Luck is as luck does

April 18, 2009

Luck is as luck does

Update: Dog found in the ditch

April 18, 2009

“Harley” is recuperating. His front leg has been splinted for the four breaks it sustained after being hit by a car. From asking around we have learned there was a small dog with a camoflage collar that regularly ran around in a nearby neighborhood but he has not been seen in a couple weeks. His […]

Recipe: Oatmeal Dog Biscuits

April 14, 2009

Recipe for Oatmeal Dog Biscuits

Recipe: Healthy Flea Fighting Dog Biscuits

April 12, 2009

Ingredients: 2 cups whole-wheat flour ½ cup wheat germ ½ cup brewer’s yeast 1 teaspoon salt 2 cloves garlic, ground 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 can low sodium chicken stock Directions: Preheat oven to 200 degrees C. Grease 4 baking sheets. Combine in a large mixing bowl the whole flour, wheat germ, brewer’s yeast and […]

Sounds like animal cruelty to me.

April 10, 2009

I read the following story about the baseball team that sacrificed a snake to end their losing streak. C’mon… what were they thinking???

Animal charity receives sale price of home

April 8, 2009

Bidding stopped at $808,500 for one of Federal Hill’s largest homes, auctioned Tuesday to benefit an animal charity chosen by the former owner, who was devoted to his dog.

Replanting the rainforest (pt 5)

April 8, 2009

Biochar – soil enriching, carbon gobbling, lo-tech remedy to greenhouse emissions. Invented by our ancestors, deposits of Biochar enhanced soil, called Terra Preta, have been found in vast areas of the Amazon basin, Ecuador and Peru, as well as in parts of West Africa, the South African savanna and late Roman Britain. The Terra Preta in the Amazon, where it is most prevalent, was created by humans 2500 years ago, and it is still regenerating.

Dog in ditch update

April 7, 2009

Not much to report. His leg has been splinted. Due to the swelling the vet will re-assess our options on Thursday. The options are: splinting; surgery; or amputation. Needless to say, I am hoping the splinting will work… cross your fingers, say a prayer or whatever best works to ask for some good fortune for […]

Replanting the Rainforest (pt 4)

April 7, 2009

The definition of deforestation is not the loss of trees, but the change of land use from forested to some other use. If trees are lost even through clear cutting, if the land is left alone, the trees will come back eventually.

Dog lays in ditch for a while after getting hit by car

April 6, 2009

The lady was heading to her mom’s house from out of town. As she was driving down the highway (a two-lane highway), she noticed a dog laying in the ditch raise it’s head.

Replanting the Rainforest (pt 3)

April 6, 2009

Reforestation efforts are sprouting up all around the world. Numerous conservation groups are working to preserve, enlarge and connect the world’s rainforests.

Help with Vet Bills

April 3, 2009

Here are additional resources for you if you need them. If you don’t need them, please donate to them. With the economy the way it is many organizations are hardly receiving any funding.

Replanting the Rainforest (pt 2)

April 3, 2009

Sustainably Managed Permanent Rain Forest Habitats Thursday, 05 March 2009 The Sustainably Managed Permanent Rainforest Habitat concept is a key differentiation point with other Tree Planting projects run by other organizations. Because these programs do not have control of the lands where the trees are planted and in most cases the trees are planted in […]

Replanting the Rainforests (pt 1)

April 1, 2009

Replanting the rainforests is a program of the Eco Preservation Society based on creating sustainably managed permanent rainforest habitats — a step beyond conservation and tree-planting in that it creates environments that mimic the natural processes of the forest environment.

In Pets We Trust

March 30, 2009

Animals who outlive their owners face uncertain fates. Under the best circumstances, a family member or friend cares for your pet for the rest of its life. If not, your pet goes to a shelter, is euthanized, or is simply let out the front door.

Online Silly Dog Tricks

March 27, 2009

Have you seen this website? You type in commands for the dog to do like sit, jump, bark, down… and check out his comments when you get crazy with your request. Pretty clever. Catchy tune in the background, too!

Help for the seals being slaughtered

March 26, 2009

When I was a teenager in the 70s, there was a full page ad in the newspaper showing the face of a baby seal. The text below the photo talked about the slaughter of baby seals. My folks brought a bunch of my old boxes when they came to visit a couple years ago. In […]

Top 10 plant poisoning insurance claims for pets

March 24, 2009

Pets eat some odd stuff and plants are among the most commonly injested items. According to a recent study, claims were higher for pets that ate marijuana than walnuts.

Martha Stewart launches Web site with pet projects

March 23, 2009

Teri Webster, Pet Examiner Lifestyle diva Martha Stewart has launched a new Web site dedicated to pets. Since it’s run by Stewart, a project for making a cat playhouse out of a cardboard box should come as no surprise. There’s also recipes for dog biscuits and videos that offer tips for keeping your pet in […]

Neighbors expect fewer nighttime cat serenades

March 23, 2009

City rounds up, alters, vaccinates 42 stray felines By Stuart Duncan (Contact) Published March 17, 2009 CORPUS CHRISTI — Same cats with less attitude and less amorous intent. That’s how city officials sum up the 42 feral cats that have been trapped, altered, vaccinated and released as part of a pilot program started in November […]

Copperfield – Houston, Tx area lost and found

March 23, 2009

Found this website for area lost and found pets. Seems like a good thing to share as so many people do not know where to search for their pets. I’ll add to the list.

Removing Pet Urine Odors

February 25, 2009

I’ve got a couple tips for removing pet odors. One is a product that cleans pet odors and more. It’s a product called Odokleen. I love the smell of it and it cuts through the pet odors. It’s a really good all-purpose cleaner. Great for pet odors in the yard, too. I also have a […]

PetsMart Economic Fallout

February 12, 2009

Several months ago, I signed up for the PetsMart Visa card. It offered several perks… put your pet’s photo on it, works as your PetsPerks card and offers redeemable “points” for your purchases. That last option was not a bad deal for someone like me who buys over 1,000 pounds of food a month. Every […]