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    Behavior Problems? We have answers.

    Learn about behavior from our team of experts. Whether you have cats, dogs, reptiles, horses or birds, we can help you learn to live with them. Read More
  • All About Horses

    All About Horses

    Learn about equine science, whether you're an aspiring rider or a long-time owner, we have the latest in products, breeds, and more. Read More
  • Traveling with Pets

    Traveling with Pets

    Be sure to check this section out before you hit the road with your pet! We've got a look at pet-friendly hotels, the guidelines of air, train, bus and auto travel, and much more. Read More
  • All About Critters

    All About Critters

    Take a look at what it means to have ferrets, rabbits, mice, rats, guinea pigs, and more. Read More
  • All About Reptiles

    All About Reptiles

    A look at our cold-blooded friends and discovering how to care for these fun loving creatures! Read More
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  • Animal Waste Blended into $5,000 Skincare Products

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    When it comes to skincare, there are few things women (and men) won't do to have younger, more beautiful skin. But, even I was surprised to see this skin care brand infusing waste into their 3-step skincare program (no matter how rare and expensive the product may be). That may not even be the worst part - the complete set costs $4,494. As a friend of mine once told me, “Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public."

    [For the record, civets are not cats. But they look like cats, they are often referred to as "civet cats", and honestly "cat poop" makes for a more entertaining story. See below for why the use of civets is not only stupid, but immoral.] Read More
  • Natural Ways to Treat Your Cat's Upper Respiratory Infection

    Treating Your Cat's URI NaturallyBeing a pet parent would be so much easier if they could tell us exactly what’s wrong, where it hurts and what we can do to make it better.  (We could also finally figure out what the heck they’re up to when we’re not home.)

    Every good pet owner knows that having a sick pet is no fun.  Not only do you wish you could take the pain away but you’re also stressing about vet bills, ruined household items and whether or not everything will be okay when you come home each day.

    If you suspect that your cat is suffering from an upper respiratory infection (URI), there’s good news and bad news: 

    The good news is that URIs are basically just the feline version of a cold - they go away with time and the cost of treatment isn’t high.

    The bad news is that there’s no immediate cure and your pet may have to suffer through one to three weeks of being sick before they finally feel like themselves again. It's also highly contagious, so if you have other animals, you should plan on isolating your cat until they are free from symptoms. 

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  • 5 Pet-Safe Ways to Remove Ice

    I'll be honest - we don't have much of a call to worry about ice or snow in my neck of the woods. We experience a hard freeze maybe five times a year, but by mid-morning the ice is gone. That said, we have a lot of readers who do have snow and for this reason, we want to talk about ice melts and the safest ones to use around animals. 

    Snow blowers, shovels, and even "powered brooms" are simple to use - and given the option, we prefer those for snow removal. But my days growing up in Utah remind me  you need something different for ice removal. Rock salt is effective, but let's face it - it's hard on cars, people and pets. Besides, who wants to salt a walkway and have it melt into your garden? That's the stuff of ancient lore (remember "salting the earth" so no one could live there again?). 

    There are safer alternatives for the paws of our pets and wildlife (and our gardens). We're taking a look at five of them today... 

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  • 5 Ways to Help Birds in Winter

    We're looking at ways that we can help our feathered friends during winter. 

    In case you didn't know, birds serve as a sort of "barometer" of our planet's health, particularly when it comes to measuring the health of a specific ecosystem. And let me tell you, the news is not exactly encouraging. Nearly 12 percent of the world's 9,800 species are facing extinction in the next century. 

    We want to help birds and we know you do too. So we've come up with a list that we hope you'll share with others on how you can help birds in winter. Here are five simple ways! 

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  • Keeping Pets Calm During Holidays and Travel

    Anxiety is one of the most common issues we face with ourselves and our pets at any time of year, but nerves seem to become even more strained during the holidays. These are some helpful tips for keeping pets calm and people safe during the busiest time of the year.

    Remember that calming pets is not a “one size fits all”. Some animals will react very favorably to certain remedies, while others will react poorly. Patience will be your strongest weapon as pets adjust to, and learn to trust, their new environment. Never give up on a pet – we have yet to see a case that can’t be resolved with some ingenuity and hard work.

    Giving your pets an option to leave a crowded room is one of the most important things you can do. It may be beneficial to even keep pets in a quiet room until things quiet down (which has the added benefit of making sure no one accidentally lets them escape during a party. Whatever you do, the safety of your pets and guests should be a top concern.

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Dogs that can't Swim and Some that just aren't very good at it

Summer is officially here in the desert and we have reached temperatures in excess of 100 degrees, so you know Read More

Disaster preparedness with pets

September is National Animal Preparedness Month. Some natural disasters require that you evacuate your entire family, pets included. Wildfires, floods, Read More

Keeping Aquariums Alive During Summer Blackouts

Summer is on the way, and that means possible brown outs (power shortages) and even blackouts (power outages) for most Read More

Keeping Pets Safe from Coyotes

No matter where you live, you’ve likely had to deal with wildlife. Whether its mountain lions and coyotes, or squirrels Read More

5 Questions to Ask Before Getting Chickens

There is a lot of interest in chicken keeping these days. With the cost of food skyrocketing, chickens can be Read More

TrackR Uses Crowd GPS To Locate Your Pets

It's tough finding a GPS collar or tag that is small enough for your cat or tiny dog to wear, Read More
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If you’re an animal lover, and one who likes to get the newest and greatest products for your pets at no charge, then these are a few radio shows that you should be listening too. Each of the shows below are ones that the Pack Leader (Stacy Mantle) from PetsWeekly has appeared on - most of them more than once - and we are proud to be associated with each of them. As most of them are webcasts as well, you can download them later as a podcast if you are unable to make listen in live.

Arden Moore: Four-legged Life
These pet & animal behavior podcasts are all about achieving harmony in the household – for everyone: people, cats and dogs. Bolstered by a lineup of top behavior experts as guests, host Arden Moore will unlock the perplexing, puzzling and downright frustrating aspects of feline and canine actions and attitudes. Arden spent the first 20 years of her professional career as a newspaper reporter and editor, covering everything from Super Bowls to space shuttles. The newspaper world taught her to respect deadlines, feed her natural curiosity and heed the motto: “If your mother tells you she loves you, check it out.”

 

Oh Behave! is an on-demand podcast that you can download and listen to at your convenience. Deb Wolfe: Animal Magnet on Progressive Radio
Explore animal perspectives, actions, thoughts, behaviors and news with Deb Wolfe's animal guests and pet topics. For a short time only you can get Deborah Wolfe’s dog training videos for free! Pass it on to everyone who loves a dog and especially to those who rescue dogs. Pet tips, tricks, animal news and issues explored every week in a fun, easy to use format.

Animal Magnet is an on-demand podcast that you can download and listen to at your convenience.

Sandy Robins: Pawsitively Pets on Paws Pet Radio
Sandy Robins is a pet lifestyle expert, a multi-media pet lifestyle expert and author. She documents the wonderful relationship that we have with our pets highlighting trends and innovative ideas as they happen. Her award-winning work is visible on many of the country’s leading Internet pet platforms such as Today.com and MSNBC.com. She is also a regular contributor, columnist and blogger for multiple national petcentric publications such as Dog Fancy, Cat Fancy, Modern Dog and Fido Friendly. Sandy’s latest book, For The Love Cats is available now.

For more information about Sandy, please visit her website or tune in every Thursday at 2pm (EST). Kristen Levine: Radio Beastro on Web Talk Radio
Meet us at Radio Beastro, where we raise a toast to unconditional love and companionship—on demand. The Beastro digs deep into the joys, challenges and discoveries experienced by pet families every day. The show will celebrate and explore this unique and popular lifestyle currently experienced in 72.9 million U.S. homes. Our focus will be how pets impact our everyday lives—what can we do to make it better, simpler, less expensive and more rewarding. Many pet radio programs are doing a great job offering health, training and behavior advice, so our show is a different breed. We will speak to the nuances a pet brings to our life and we will promote pet adoption as the best way to find, a pet and save a life.

Radio Beastro is an on-demand podcast that you can download at your convenience. Visit RadioBeastro for more information.

Eileen Proctor: Furvently Speaking on Blog Talk Radio
Nationally renowned as America’s Canine Connections Coach, Eileen sniffs out and shares information about products, services, activities and news that improves the quality of life for pets and the people who love them… all in inimitably entertaining style. Call-ins are invited at 917-388-4162.

You can listen in every 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month between 12 – 1pm MST at www.BlogTalkRadio.com/BoomerandBabe.For additional information about FURvently Speaking and host Top Dog Eileen Proctor, visit www.FURventlySpeaking.com. Greg Kleva: It's A Dog's Life on Sirius Network
Greg Kleva thinks that if you want to get your dog to listen, you have to think like a dog. Learn the power of motivation training and instinctual behavior communication. A canine-behavior therapist based in Bergen County, New Jersey, Greg helps owners understand their dog's thinking, reduce problem behaviors, and improve their relationships. In training sessions, he focuses on the dog's body language and natural instincts, taking his cues from the pup himself. Then he tries to communicate through motivation, steering the dog towards friendlier conduct. Greg joined Bark Busters, a dog-training service, in 2003, and specializes in one-on-one training and behavior modification.

Listen to "It's a Dog's Life" live every Thursday from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. ET.


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About the Author

Stacy Mantle is a freelance writer who currently resides in the southwestern deserts of Arizona with a few dogs, several cats, and a very understanding husband. She is a regular contributor to Pet Age Magazine, Catster, Animal Behavior College, and of course, PetsWeekly. Many of her stories and articles have been translated into several languages, and now reach an international audience. She is also the author of a bestselling urban fantasy/thriller, Shepherd's Moon; a humor book entitled, Conquering the Food Chain: Living Amongst Animals (Without Becoming One), and a line of Educational Activity Books for children.


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