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  • Grace Shook
    Published about 6 hours ago
    Is Your Small Pet Being "Overdosed" with Vaccines?

    Is Your Small Pet Being "Overdosed" with Vaccines?

    Let's face it, vaccines are a touchy subject these days, no matter what area of medicine you're in. As a veterinarian who has been practicing over a decade, one of the main areas of client confusion centers around the perceived "dose" of vaccinations for our beloved pets. Owners often wonder why a puppy, kitten, or small breed of pet would receive the same volume of vaccine as a large breed of pet. Certainly a Chihuahua shouldn't get the same volume of vaccine as a Great Dane, right? Actually, they absolutely should.
  • Stacy Crutchfield
    Published about 6 hours ago
    8 Ways to Keep Your Dog Happy

    8 Ways to Keep Your Dog Happy

    So, you are a dog parent. Just like any parent, you want to do what you can to keep your dog happy. Here are 8 ways to be the coolest dog parent possible.
  • Labra Dor
    Published about 12 hours ago
    How to Train a Dog

    How to Train a Dog

    Written by Little Malt Schitz
  • Jessica Riffle
    Published a day ago
    Why Are Animals Gay? Why Not?

    Why Are Animals Gay? Why Not?

    The importance of not being caught up in our own bias when it comes to the examination of scientific material has long been a source of hot debate. How can someone who is completely invested in an ideal really separate themselves from that ideal long enough to objectively study it properly? While in the past, this has been used to point out holes in research, it is just as important to point out areas where information has been over-analyzed as well.
  • Alan Russell
    Published a day ago
    Omar's Diary to 16th November 2019

    Omar's Diary to 16th November 2019

    The main event of the week was on Tuesday. Man Servant pressed a fresh shirt and trousers to make up two changes of wardrobe including boots and socks. These were packed into the “red thing” and the rush was on to get to the stables by ten for a photo shoot that Man Servant was partaking in with one of the equines.
  • Amanda Stables
    Published a day ago
    Saying Goodbye: Losing a Pet

    Saying Goodbye: Losing a Pet

    A few months ago, I wrote this post and let it sit in my drafts. It was something that I needed to do at the time, and now I'm doing a little bit better to have this conversation. That's part of how to handle losing a pet; time. I'm always going to miss Natalie, but with time it doesn't feel like a gaping hole in my chest.
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  • Damien Sandow
    Published 2 days ago
    Adorable Baby Animals

    Adorable Baby Animals

    All babies are cute and adorable, and baby animals are no exception to it. Many animals have oddly specific and lovable baby names too. Maybe you are already familiar with puppies, kittens, calves, cubs, etc. But we will also look into some of the animals whose baby names are uncommon to us.
  • Sabs L
    Published 25 days ago
    A Pittie Love like No Other

    A Pittie Love like No Other

    “I own a Pit Bull, It’s a lifestyle. I’m on a mission to fight bad reputations and stereotypes. I am an advocate. I stand up for their breed and it’s a priviedge”—Pittie Chick
  • Sammi Curran
    Published 3 months ago
    Learning to Race in the Rain

    Learning to Race in the Rain

    I didn’t know if I was ready to review The Art of Racing in the Rain. I read the book a few years back, and it became one of my favorites. Truly, Garth Stein’s novel of the same name is one of the best books ever written. When I saw they were making a movie adaptation, I was thrilled, and ready to see it.
  • Teresa Marangon
    Published 4 months ago
    What to Expect When Adopting a Senior Dog

    What to Expect When Adopting a Senior Dog

    When adopting a dog, many people tend to contact the local breeder and/or the local pet store to check on the available puppies. Others might go to the local animal shelter and wander around the kennels, looking for the cutest and smallest puppy they can find. Puppies are amazing, I give you that. But let’s face it: puppies are like toddlers, and you need the time to run after them and fix everything they break.
  • Emily Notting-Hill
    Published 7 months ago
    Endurance Riding–Allaskar’s Scout

    Endurance Riding–Allaskar’s Scout

    My name is Emily, and I am an endurance rider.
  • TerraGold Plus
    Published 7 months ago
    Ways to Keep Your Pet Happy and Healthy

    Ways to Keep Your Pet Happy and Healthy

    Anyone who has ever owned a pet will say the same, but a pet is more than those three letters; they’re another living being, they’re a furry friend, and they are unquestionably a part of the family. Like any other friend or family member, you wish them a long, healthy life full of happiness and love. More than that though, taking care of them is a huge part of helping them live the life you know they deserve. To keep them happy and healthy starts with the little things like feeding them and making sure they get enough exercise, but it is also grooming, cuddling, hemp-based CBD products, spoiling them, and the number of other ways that set you apart as a premium pet owner.
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Adoption
  • Sabs L
    Published 25 days ago
    A Pittie Love like No Other

    A Pittie Love like No Other

    “I own a Pit Bull, It’s a lifestyle. I’m on a mission to fight bad reputations and stereotypes. I am an advocate. I stand up for their breed and it’s a priviedge”—Pittie Chick
  • Harlie Bouwman
    Published 2 months ago
    Adopting Glitch

    Adopting Glitch

    The first time I heard my mom was finally going to agree to get a dog was from my sister over text eight months after I moved from Arizona to California for school and two weeks before I was supposed to come home for the summer. After confronting my mother about it, she sent me the sweetest picture. It’s of her holding the most adorable three week old Great Pyrenees puppy. That dog looked like it belonged with my mom. My two sisters and I all agreed that it would be a crime against the universe if she didn’t take her home. They belonged together.
  • Shelbie Fae
    Published 2 months ago
    When a Pet Becomes a Problem

    When a Pet Becomes a Problem

    Welcome. I am here to talk about something that most people are afraid to talk about for multiple reasons, one of the biggest ones being that people will think you are a horrible person, and also that you will think so as well. This thing being: When you have pets, but you hate them.
Bird
  • J.E. Wyatt
    Published about a month ago
    A Bird Does Birds Things

    A Bird Does Birds Things

    What is a bird, what could its existence be within our special planet? This existential question might pop some ideas. That birds are special because they contribute by beauty. They help the environment when a bird comes to help plant reproduction. A bird is a bird, a bird is a bird doing bird things upon a tree or a snowy tundra. Birds are a peculiar set of animals with males being elegant for the female counterpart. With flashy colors and dances, they gladly whirl and twirl to reproduce for the species. Pretty pink hues march together on the flat land when born. A flamingo steps in an odd way, leading the way for the newborns. With their brownish coloring, their tiny feet walk ready to mimic the color of their elders. Greenish with blue vibrantly spread upon the eyes of humankind once they notice a peacock. Another male bird with a job of slaying the heart of a woman with beauty. Humans are different from birds when it comes to gender roles. As peculiar nature is, another existential question appears. A bird is a bird isn't that enough for humans. Well, as fantastic as this world is answers to the inner mechanisms are curious. A bird upon flight doesn't fear for its own life. A bird doesn't understand the human influence on habitats they prosper in. For the flight, a bird has learned about it from parents. Trial by fire, guarding the baby birds, but also handing them a future. Soaring the blue compliments each feather to the ones that are gifted with flight. Those unlucky make life upon the earth catching fish or whatever delicious something that is nearby. A penguin doesn't think of flight but survives within its environment leaking information on the young penguins. The ostrich proceeds to appear hilarious while they search for food. Land or air a bird can still be a bird laying fruitful eggs or placing them on dirt. An egg is a form of life growing ready to be pinkish, brownish, or blackish. Birds are beauty within a world of toxic gases and poisons. Negatives could be they shat on your car before work or attack you when agitated. Birds choose to be themselves without guessing otherwise. They fly above us singing bird songs of joyous freedom. That might be the reason for people wanting to take flight. Flying appears to be freedom without bounds holding someone down. A bird is a bird, birds do bird things and maybe humans could appreciate them often.
  • Jessica Jane
    Published 2 months ago
    Things You Should Know Before Owning a Parrot

    Things You Should Know Before Owning a Parrot

    You walk into a pet store, and you're suddenly bombarded with a variety of musky smells and noises from animals. Dogs barking, cats meowing. As you walk around, you hear chirping; a variety of parrots. A thought crosses your mind and you decide you want a budgie (parakeet). So you buy a cage, a couple of toys, a bag of seeds, and a bird.
  • Jessie White
    Published 2 months ago
    Backyard Chickens (Pt. 4)

    Backyard Chickens (Pt. 4)

    The chicks have been with us for almost four weeks now. They've transformed and are quadrupedal their once fluffy little ball selves. So, I'm going to do an update. Today we'll cover their growing needs and challenges that have been faced and overcome.
Breeds
  • Jade Pulman
    Published 7 months ago
    The Best Dog Breeds for Your Family

    The Best Dog Breeds for Your Family

    Finding the right dog for your family can be a fun and exciting thing to do. It is important to research the different types of dog breeds that will be best for your family. There are many resources online that will help you research the differences between different dog breeds. You need to make sure that you aren’t just choosing a dog breed simply because they are cute. Bringing a new dog into your home is like adding a new member into your family. Do what you can to learn about the different dog breeds before you make your final decision.
  • Betty Glauder
    Published 8 months ago
    Understanding Genetics for Dog Breeders

    Understanding Genetics for Dog Breeders

    Here I shall give only a brief outline of the history of research in genetics. To begin with, the dog goes far back into antiquity. Just where or when he first originated it would be impossible to say, but we do know that he is frequently mentioned in the Scriptures.
  • Cato Conroy
    Published 10 months ago
    17 Extinct Dog Breeds You Never Knew Existed

    17 Extinct Dog Breeds You Never Knew Existed

    I'll admit it. I'm a history buff, and part of my love of history includes a desire to learn about all the little differences that people took for granted back in the day. Small things, like learning what foods people went without or what now-forgotten books people read, make up a huge part of my reading time.
Cat
  • Neal Litherland
    Published 2 days ago
    9 Superpowers Your Cat Has

    9 Superpowers Your Cat Has

    When you get right down to brass tacks, it's sort of a miracle that humans made our way to the top of the food chain. Humans are squishy, maladaptive, prone to illogical behavior, and we tend to try and change the rest of the world to fit our beliefs rather than simply accepting what is, and how it works. Between opposable thumbs, fire, and guns, though, we've cemented our place at the head of the natural pecking order. We've even subjugated cats who, if we could simply irradiate one and receive some sort of DNA transfer through a bite, could turn us into predators the like of which hasn't been seen since the latest round of Republican debates.
  • Coupon Parents
    Published 2 days ago
    The Modern Influencer

    The Modern Influencer

    Hey Tony, I’m gonna take a break, I’ll be out back,” I said.
  • Ilkyaz Sakcak
    Published 7 days ago
    Your Kitten's Worst Nightmare and What You Can Do About It

    Your Kitten's Worst Nightmare and What You Can Do About It

    You never think about the day you will lose your pet when you decide to adopt one. It’s all about excitement, commitment, and responsibility at first. During that time you are probably worrying about how you are going to take care of them. You learn the basics, find the right food, gather all the essentials, and buy the fanciest food bowl, etc.
Dog
  • Stacy Crutchfield
    Published about 6 hours ago
    8 Ways to Keep Your Dog Happy

    8 Ways to Keep Your Dog Happy

    So, you are a dog parent. Just like any parent, you want to do what you can to keep your dog happy. Here are 8 ways to be the coolest dog parent possible.
  • Amanda Stables
    Published a day ago
    Saying Goodbye: Losing a Pet

    Saying Goodbye: Losing a Pet

    A few months ago, I wrote this post and let it sit in my drafts. It was something that I needed to do at the time, and now I'm doing a little bit better to have this conversation. That's part of how to handle losing a pet; time. I'm always going to miss Natalie, but with time it doesn't feel like a gaping hole in my chest.
  • Alice Morgan
    Published 5 days ago
    The Adventures of Dexter the Dog

    The Adventures of Dexter the Dog

    SHE LET ME OFF THE LEAD!!!! Albeit only for two mins and I didn’t really do what I was meant to do. But She let me off! After three long weeks of training “heel, heel, heel.”
Exotic Pets
How To
  • Mia Morales
    Published 2 months ago
    Dangerous Animals and Insects: Keep Your Pets Safe

    Dangerous Animals and Insects: Keep Your Pets Safe

    Our pets love the outdoors. It is no surprise! It is the primal nature of all animals.
  • Paisley Hansen
    Published 3 months ago
    What Pet Owners Should Know About Essential Oils

    What Pet Owners Should Know About Essential Oils

    A lot of controversy surrounds the use of essential oils for pets. A lot of pet owners use essential oils for a cat's digestive support or their dog who's afraid of fireworks or thunderstorms.
  • Mia Morales
    Published 3 months ago
    Keeping Your Pet Healthy and Secure

    Keeping Your Pet Healthy and Secure

    Anyone who has a fur baby knows how important it is to keep our little pets healthy and secure. When we are gone for the day, it may weigh on us the risk our pets are exposed to us. At any time, they could be threatened by a house fire, by damage done to the home by a falling tree or out-of-control vehicle, or through a break-in by neighborhood hooligans. There are a variety of ways, fortunately, for homeowners and renters in this day and age to protect our furry friends at home.
Humanity
  • Jessica Riffle
    Published a day ago
    Why Are Animals Gay? Why Not?

    Why Are Animals Gay? Why Not?

    The importance of not being caught up in our own bias when it comes to the examination of scientific material has long been a source of hot debate. How can someone who is completely invested in an ideal really separate themselves from that ideal long enough to objectively study it properly? While in the past, this has been used to point out holes in research, it is just as important to point out areas where information has been over-analyzed as well.
  • Katherine M.
    Published 14 days ago
    The Worst Part of Losing a Pet Is Losing Them

    The Worst Part of Losing a Pet Is Losing Them

    One the hardest parts about having a pet is having to say ‘goodbye.' You have been with them throughout a good amount of time and you have created such a bond with them that you don’t want to have an ending with them having to leave you. It is one of the saddest moments that anyone has to go through, and it is crazy when you have to go through it because you know that it is going to happen. But you just be in denial because of loving your pet, and you just want them to live forever, even though we all know that it isn’t the case.
  • Bridgett Leslie
    Published 26 days ago
    Young Environmentalists Pulling Their Socks Up for a Threatened Bird Species
List
  • John Cantlin
    Published 20 days ago
    Simple Tips for Your New Puppy

    Simple Tips for Your New Puppy

    Getting a new puppy might be one of the most exciting moments in your life. For us dog lovers, it's the equivalent of having a child. We shop for them, make target runs, and order toys like crazy for our special pup. Unfortunately, with great power comes great responsibility. We used the Puppy Finder at Preferable Pups to find our newest puppy. When you adopt a new puppy, you need to work hard to make sure the puppy is trained, behaves, and that you lead the pup in a great direction.
  • Jenn Melon
    Published about a month ago
    6 Benefits of Obedience Training for Dogs

    6 Benefits of Obedience Training for Dogs

    Dogs are a very social animal, so it’s not surprising to see that the relationship with man grew stronger over the years. The closeness with a higher being like man means they look up to us for guidance, and learn what is expected of them in any situation. The onus is on us, to properly educate them on the right way to behave in society. Dog training courses and socialization training experts advise that the earlier you train your dog, the better and more willing they are to respond.
  • Margaret Minnicks
    Published 5 months ago
    7 Annoying Summer Insects

    7 Annoying Summer Insects

    Summer is a fun time of the year, but there are some things that are annoying. Some common insects are more worrisome during the summer months than during the winter months.
Product Review
  • Nancy D
    Published 5 months ago
    BarkBox: Is It Worth the Money?

    BarkBox: Is It Worth the Money?

    This article is based off of my personal experience with my BarkBox subscription, and at the end if the day, it's still up to you to decide if you think BarkBox is worth it. However, I am more than happy to share with you what I know about BarkBox.
  • Britney Clayton
    Published 6 months ago
    New Pet Trends You Need ASAP

    New Pet Trends You Need ASAP

    Our pets bring us so much joy and happiness, it’s only natural that we return the favor by buying them a few of their favorite things. But what exactly are their favorite things? It can be hard to decide exactly what your pet will love when they’re not beside you wagging their tail at whatever toy catches their eye.
  • April Demarco
    Published 7 months ago
    10 Subscription Boxes for Pets

    10 Subscription Boxes for Pets

    Without a question of a doubt, our culture is one that loves pet. For those of us who have pets, treating them like one of the family is only natural. What we inevitably want to do is spoil them rotten. Fortunately, giving our pets the treats and pampering they deserve is becoming both easier and more varied with the number of subscription boxes for pets available online. So regardless of whether you have a parakeet, a mouse, a doberman, or a tabby, there is a way to show your pet that you think they are the best.
Training
Wild Animals
  • Damien Sandow
    Published 2 days ago
    Adorable Baby Animals

    Adorable Baby Animals

    All babies are cute and adorable, and baby animals are no exception to it. Many animals have oddly specific and lovable baby names too. Maybe you are already familiar with puppies, kittens, calves, cubs, etc. But we will also look into some of the animals whose baby names are uncommon to us.
  • Cheryl E
    Published 7 days ago
    Ducks in the Pond

    Ducks in the Pond

    Recently I took my three grandchildren to a local duck pond. A feeder had been added since our last visit, where for a quarter you can get duck food. Each of my grandkids got some food in their hands and began putting it through the metal fense. The ducks went wild and were acting like they were starving. Closest to the fence was a small duck my granddaughter named Quackers and he was not getting anything to eat.
  • Jenna Deedy
    Published 11 days ago
    Marine Artist Releases Notes on Keiko’s Failed Release

    Marine Artist Releases Notes on Keiko’s Failed Release

    Eli Smith is an Arizona-based college student and freelance artist with a focus on marine wildlife. He is also a big-time patron of well-managed, and scientifically accredited zoos and aquariums like SeaWorld, and the Dolphin Quest facilities. He hopes to one day be able to work with dolphins and other marine mammals full time when he is done with college. Recently, Smith read a memoir titled Killing Keiko.