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Friday, August 30, 2013

PetsWebMD - 20 Things You Can Learn From Your Pet

This was such a cute slideshow I wanted to share it. 
Who knew we could learn so much from our pets?


Thursday, August 22, 2013


I started trying to write about this topic because I think it's so interesting.  However, I then ran onto this article from Womansday.com that was so good and had all the information that I wanted that I just decided to share it.  I hope you enjoy!


Tuesday, August 13, 2013


The Humanesociety.org states, "In every community, in every state, there are homeless animals. In the U.S., there are an estimated 6-8 million homeless animals entering animal shelters every year. Barely half of these animals are adopted. Tragically, the rest are euthanized. These are healthy, sweet pets who would have made great companions.

The number of homeless animals varies by state—in some states there are as many as 300,000 homeless animals euthanized in animal shelters every year. These are not the offspring of homeless "street" animals—these are the puppies and kittens of cherished family pets and even purebreds.
Many people are surprised to learn that nationwide, more than 2.7 million healthy, adoptable cats and dogs are euthanized in shelters annually. Spay/neuter is the only permanent, 100 percent effective method of birth control for dogs and cats."

Benefits of Spay/Neuter

1.  According to the ASPCA approximately 3-4 million animals are euthanized across the U.S. yearly because there are not enough homes for all the unwanted pets.

2.  According to Petfinder only 1 in 10 dogs ever finds a permanent home.  This would leave the remaining 90% of dogs in shelters as part of the 3-4 million who never make it out.

3.  Spaying and neutering provides health benefits that lead to a longer life span including preventing uterine infection, breast cancer, and testicular cancer especially if done before first heat cycle in females and before six months of age in males.

4.  Spayed or neutered pets are more well behaved around the home.  Males are less likely to spray urine all over the home to mark their territory.  You will avoid the mess of a female in heat and a spayed cat is also less likely to yowl and urinate while advertising for mates.

5.   Pets who are spayed or neutered are less likely to stray away from home and therefore less likely to be hit be a car, get lost, or get into fights with other animals.

6.  It is more cost effective to spay or neuter a pet than to care for a litter of puppies or kittens.  There are also low-cost spay/neuter clinics available all across the country.

7.  Spayed and neutered animals exhibit less aggression issues and get along better in general with each other.

8.  If you want to take your pet to the dog park or daycare/boarding facility they will likely need to be spayed or neutered as most of these facilities require it.

9.  Pets who have been spayed or neutered are typically better behaved, calmer, and more affectionate as they are more focused on their family than on finding a mate.  Without the distraction of the urge to mate, they are more easily trainable and a more content member of the family.

10.  Contrary to the popular myth, spaying or neutering your pet will not make them fat.  Only overfeeding and lack of exercise will make them fat.  Spaying and neuter will increase their chances for a long healthy life.

Let's All Do Our Part and Save A Life!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

What's Your Favorite?

According to the American Kennel Club's 2012 AKC registration they list the top 10 dog breeds in America as follows:

  1.  Labrador Retriever
  2.  German Shepherd
  3.  Golden Retriever
  4.  Beagle
  5.  Bulldog
  6.  Yorkshire Terrier
  7.   Boxer
  8.   Poodle
  9.   Rottweiler
10.   Dachsund

According to Justdogbreeds.com they list the top 10 most popular dog breeds in the U.S. as:

  1.  Beagle
  2.  Boxer
  3.  Bulldog
  4.  Chihuahua
  5.  Dachsund
  6.  German Shepherd
  7.  Golden retriever
  8.  Labrador retriever
  9.  Miniature Poodle
10.  Miniature Schnauzer

I was a little surprised that the Shih Tzu didn't make the list.  They make up a large majority of my grooming business so I thought they were a popular breed.  So what's your favorite?  Did your dog make the list?
Well, no matter, mine didn't.  All three of my dogs are mixed breeds and they are the greatest!  It's kind of interesting to see what other people think though.