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Don’t Forget Your Umbrella! “It’s Raining Cats and Dogs” !

Sure, we’ve all heard the famous expression, but does anyone really know where this silly saying got its start? Wendy and the team have hit the books and have come up with a few possible answers to this cat and canine conundrum. From the interesting, to the silly, to the strange and even grotesque, the origins of this popular phrase will definitely make you feel glad that you brought your umbrella! Explanation 1: The Medieval Slip and Slide The most common theory suggests that in…

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Pet Travel! It’s A Ruff Life In Nantucket!

Winter pet travel blues?  Everything is packed, work is left at home, and a week of leisure lies ahead. But there’s just one last stop: bringing your poor pooch to the kennel where he is caged up for the next seven days, while you roam freer than ever. Feeling guilty yet? Dragging your dog to the kennel by the leash, and suffering a sad goodbye look as you embark on a fun filled vacation is no longer your only option. Many vacation hot spots acknowledge…

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Ten Canine Etiquette Summer Travel Tips!

Let’s face it, our pets are more than just the little furry creatures that lay at our feet at night and bring us the Sunday paper. They are treasured family members who share our world, our hearts and now our travel accommodations. With this privilege, certain rules should apply, according to Gayle Martz, founder of Sherpa, which makes the “Gucci” of pet carriers. Ms. Martz offers the Petiquette advice in the following ten tips for polite pooches:   1. Always maintain a low profile in…

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Scrumptious Strawberries Are A Dog’s Delight!

            Scrumptious Strawberries are a Dog’s delight!     Summer is her eand it’s time for puppy picnics! Of course when planning interspecies luncheon packing the perfect basket is easier said than done. While you and your four-legged friend can argue over the details there is one scrumptious snack that is the perfect addition to any dog’s dish; Strawberries! They’re red, plump, delicious and in season, so there’s no better time than the present to indulge in this wholesome and…

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HAPPY GAY PRIDE! Dogs Love Unconditionally! Dogs Don’t Discriminate!

      Dogs Love Unconditionally! In 2011 – Marriage Equality in New York state was officially a reality, and it’s here to stay! So grab your closest same-sex soulmate, give them a smooch, and tuck into a great read! In Woof! A Gay Man’s Guide to Dogs, author Andrew DePrisco lightheartedly examines the different personality types of gay men and their affinity to certain breeds of dog but the question is, do dogs really care? We choose breeds based on their potential compatibility with…

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An Apple A Day Will Keep The Vet Away!

  Okay, I know my dog can’t try cider, but what about an apple?  It’s so hard to resist those envious puppy eyes. Apples and Dogs! A Lucky Match!   The Risks!  Didn’t mean to scare you.  If your dog swallows a few seeds, his body will detoxify itself.  But, if your dog ingests large quantities of apple seeds, it can cause major damage!  Why?  Apple seeds contain amygdlin, a form of cyanide, which is extremely dangerous, as it prevents the blood from carrying oxygen throughout the body. So, if you’re going to give your dog apples, core the…

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Sunny Santa Barbara Beckons You And Your Pet!

Oceanside Santa Barbara is a California city with a unique climate compared to all other cities in the United States. Santa Barbara has been donned the exotic title, “American Riviera,” because its climate resembles that of the tropical regions surrounding the Mediterranean Sea, which makes the region ideal for wine making. But Santa Barbara’s wine is not the only attraction that draws countless tourists year-round. With over 70,000 dogs for the roughly 200,000 residents, Santa Barbara is about as pet-friendly as a city can get.…

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The Dog Days of Sunburn

    For those of us who love summertime, the warmest months of the year are synonymous with great weather and a host of outdoor activities under the sun. We take the necessary precautions to prevent sunburn and skin cancer by using sunscreen and sunblock. But how many of us provide important skin protection for our Frisbee loving furry companions? All dogs are susceptible to sunburn, most particularly shorter-haired breeds and lighter colored dogs. It is important to invest in a sunblock that is designed…

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Canine Angels On A Leash Help To Heal Children!

Animal lovers know in their hearts the benefits of being around four-legged creatures. And for years, research and science have been showing the positive impact animal-assisted therapy has for patients, families and caregivers. That is why the Westminster Kennel Club created their Angel On A Leash program -  providing patients and their families with another path of healing through animal-assisted therapy. This popular program is proving there is more to puppy love than meets the eye. “Combining my passion for dogs and past history working…

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Simple Tips To Groom Your Pet @ Home!

Want your pet to look as good as Baby Hope? Well you’re in luck! Pet perfect grooming can be accomplished in a few easy steps regardless of your level of experience! In New York City, some salons are charging over a hundred dollars to groom your dog! With prices so astronomically high, Lucky insisted that I share my guide to at home grooming so that you can get the look without lightening your wallet! Lucky has rigorously tested and approved all of these methods and…

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