Dogs can be athletes too. In dog agility competitions, dogs negotiate obstacles while following their handlers' directions. Judges award points for speed and accuracy, and they hand out fault points for mistakes on the course. Dogs gain skills, confidence, and an increased fitness level while playing in a giant doggie playground. Read more....
Fido barks and dances in circles to greet you. He barks when you come home and when he's home alone. He frightens off burglars and brings in neighbors' complaints. Fluffy, on the other hand, purrs when you sit down for her to snuggle on your lap. The neighbors never complain about her meows, but they do complain when she digs up their gardens. Read more....
Tip of the Month
Don't let your pet get overweight
Obesity is a growing problem with pets as well as with people. You should be able to feel your pet's ribs easily but not see them. Overweight pets are more prone to diabetes, heart problems, joint problems, and arthritis. Your veterinarian can advise you on a suitable diet for your pet.
Officials believe that a sixth sense warned the animals in Yala National Park, Sri Lanka's largest animal reserve, to move from the coastal area of the park to higher ground.
"The first cloned-to-order pet sold in the United States is named Little Nicky, a 9-week-old kitten delivered to a Texas woman saddened by the loss of a cat she had owned for 17 years."
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January Sale: Gift items
Doggie sweaters and Christmas paw stockings
A traditionally-designed acrylic knit sweater will keep your dog warm all winter. Choose from rust or forest green in three sizes. For next year, stock up on our red and white pawprint-shaped Christmas stockings in two sizes.
These gift items are on sale at 50 percent off until January 31, 2005, or while supplies last. Use coupon code JANSALE. Read about these products.
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"If a dog jumps in your lap, it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing, it is because your lap is warmer."
- Alfred North Whitehead