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Why Severely Matted Hair Needs Professional Attention

If you know a dog with a soft and long, shaggy or curly coat, then you probably know the feeling of running your fingers through your friend’s fur only to discover a nasty bit of tangled, unpartable hair -- a mat. These stubborn clumps...Show More Summary

Kasha the Corpse-Eating Cat and Friends: Meet the Creepy Kitties of Japan

What cat parents haven't wondered if their cats will eat them one day? Sure, it's the stuff of urban legends, but I've seen Batman Returns; I know what can happen. Whether I've lived alone or with family, roommates, or partners, I've...Show More Summary

Border Collie Puppies in Pictures, at Play, at Work, and at Rest

Border Collies were not developed as a distinct breed until the late 19th century. However, their ancestors had worked as sheepdogs along the border of Scotland and England since the Romans occupied the British Isles. Border Collie puppies...Show More Summary

And Now, the Results of My Cats' Parent-Teacher Conferences

Having two teenage kids means I've sat though plenty of parent-teacher conferences over the years. Thankfully, they've nearly always been pretty positive. My son usually receives comments about his leadership skills and excessive chattiness, and my daughter gets notes about her artistic gifts and need for additional organization. Show More Summary

What Questions Should I Ask Before Adopting a Shelter Dog?

I am proud to be the owner of a former shelter dog who is a mutt (my pal Buster might look and act just like a Black Lab, but I assure you, with pleasure, that he is a mutt). I am someone who will always own a dog, and I have decided that I will only own rescue or shelter dogs. Show More Summary

Are You Jealous of the Person Who Shares Your Cat's Affections?

Shakespeare called jealousy the green-eyed monster, but it’s my Ghost Cat’s baby blues that have me coveting cuddles. My sky-eyed kitty likes me well enough when it’s time for a shoulder ride, but when she’s looking for couch comfort my lap just won’t do. Show More Summary

Canine Aggression Case Study – Fall 2014

Recently a blog reader wrote in after one of her dogs snapped at her. The incident generated a lively conversation in the comment section, and I thought it was worth writing a post about it. So many of us have been in a similar situation that I thought it would be a valuable discussion for […]

Get to Know the Whippet: Whippet Good!

When he whips around he's almost a blur. There's no faster dog in a sprint than this speedster, and no faster friend by your side. Meet the Whippet. Read on for interesting details about and pictures of this dog breed. Share this image Blur bassist Alex James, now a celebrated cheesemaker, with his beloved Whippet. Show More Summary

U.K. Ducksters: In-‘Tocks-i-cating

“Hi C.O., I hope this photo makes the cut for the ‘Yay winglets’ alone. P.S. – Isn’t it time we had a ‘downy juniors’ tag for our not yet feathered friends?” -Douri. [OK. Now let's take a look at those sentences. "Downy Juniors," OK, I suppose that means fuzzy young guys. There's your tag. But […]

7 Cats Survive a Real Life House of Horrors

It sound like a Halloween horror movie -- an abandoned house, filled to the brim with skulls, skeletons, and bodies of both the dead and the dying. Unfortunately the inhabitants of this disused home in Alberta, Canada, were not human actors. Show More Summary

There Just HAS To Be An Easier Way, Teddy!

Teddy has not fully grasped the concept of…walking around to the other side of the chair. Totes Adorbs. Arbroath.Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: puppeh

Marshall the Yellow Lab Helps Kids Deal With Peer Pressure

Marshall the Miracle Dog earned his name by dying and coming back to life -- three times. It was September 2010, and Humane Society of Missouri had rescued more than 60 dogs, including him, from a hoarding situation. Share this image The...Show More Summary

Animal Lovers Shouldn't Adopt Pets? Are You Freakin' Serious?

“The exploitation of pets is much more cruel, in its hypocrisy and sophistication, than any other form of animal exploitation,” Charles Danten wrote in the opening salvo of his recent op-ed screed published in the Montreal Gazette. Photo...Show More Summary

Can’t Talk Now- Big Test Tomorrow

I mean, I shoulda gone out and snagged the CliffNotes® version- look at the size of this thing! Good grief, I’ll be up ALL NIGHT. And why do I need to study about the “control of reproduction in the Mare?” “Hello :) I am a C.O. fan now for several years and I would like […]

8 Sacrifices Your Dog Sitter Makes for Your Dog

Many dog owners are hesitant to board their dog in a kennel. This is especially true for dogs who need extra care, those dogs with separation anxiety and the dogs who need constant activity or just a human to lie on. Luckily, for these owners, there are more options than ever to find a reliable and personable dog sitter. Show More Summary

Texts from Mittens: The Halloween Edition

The Halloween season is upon our pal Mitty and his neighbor, Drunk Patty, won't stop stopping by with costumes for him! Well, one might be OK -- part of it anyway. Mom wants Phil and me to stay in another room on Halloween night, once again denying him of fun. Show More Summary

Potty Training a Hamster

I got some new things from the pet store today. Strawbe […]

Oh Yeaaaaah, That’s the Spot…

Hold it right there… That’s purr-fect… Don’t move… Oh, I suppose you can’t move, can you? Via Reddit.Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Kittens

Win a Prize Pack From Loving Pets Featuring the Robusto Bowl

A dog bowl goes through so much more than a human dish. Teeth and tongue have direct contact during mealtime, with some bowls even doubling as an unintended (by humans, anyway) chew toy. With all of that in mind, Loving Pets created the Robusto Bowl. Show More Summary

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