Who’s Smarter: Cat Lovers Or Dog Lovers?

Who’s Smarter: Cat Lovers Or Dog Lovers?

As I have written before, I have both cats and dogs as family pets, and I have had both my entire life. I do not have a memory of life without both a cat and dog, and often I had more than one of each. Pets have always been a part of my family and always will be a part of my family. I love both cats and dogs for their different personalities and...

Good People Food For Dogs (Part 2)

Good People Food For Dogs (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this series, we looked at 10 people foods that dogs can have and in many cases should have as identified by the Modern Dog website. These included yogurt, flax seeds, salmon, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, green beans, eggs, brewer’s yeast, apples, and oatmeal. Let’s look at the second article on Modern Dog’s website called “10 More ‘People’ Food For Dogs.” 1) Rice If you have a pup with a sensitive stomach or one...

Good People Food For Dogs (Part 1)

Good People Food For Dogs (Part 1)

Recently, I fed my dog a bite of pineapple. After doing so, I wondered if that was such a good idea, so to the web I went. I found two articles on Modern Dog’s website that identified 20 total people foods that dogs can and should have, so I thought redOrbit readers might want to know these. Let’s look at the first 10, which come from the Modern Dog article “10 ‘People’ Foods for...

What is lurking inside your pet?

What Is Lurking Inside Your Pet?

There are some diseases that are completely preventable. One example of this is smallpox, which was eradicated in the United States back in the 70’s. Our pets are also at risk for a disease that is completely preventable. When this disease strikes, it is often an expensive and difficult process to bring an animal to full recovery, or it is simply too late. Pet owners may not be informed about the dangers or the...

Evolutionary Apathy: Why Your Cat Doesn’t Care

Evolutionary Apathy: Why Your Cat Doesn’t Care

I’ve always been a cat person. While I was growing up, we always had at least one cat around the house. Sure, we had dogs too, but for whatever reason, I was always drawn to the felines. Perhaps it was a simple tactile preference: the cat’s sleek glossy coat versus our dog’s rough, wiry one. Perhaps it was the dog’s absolute insistence that I play with him now. And perhaps it was simply a...

Wine For Cats? It’s Coming To Japan

Wine For Cats? It’s Coming To Japan

It is not uncommon to see pets walking their owners in Japan; owner on all fours on a leash as the dog strolls down the street tipping its hat to passing strangers. Okay that’s obviously made up, Japan isn’t that weird. But like many things, they have a slightly different approach to pets. Japan has decided to give wine to their cats. B&H Lifes, an inventive and possibly grammatically incorrect pet supplement company, has created...

App Books Accommodations For Dog

App Books Accommodations For Dog

Need to find someone to take care of your dog for a few days while you're out of town? There's an app for that. DogVacay, an iOS app from Dog Vacay, Inc. can help you find a pet sitter to take care of Fido, and get some assurance that your dog is in good hands. DogVacay helps connect dog owners with a vetted network of pet sitters who will house, feed and entertain your dog....

Why Are We So Fascinated With Dogs Playing With Cats?

Why Are We So Fascinated With Dogs Playing With Cats?

The Internet has gone to the dogs, but not for the worst. All over YouTube, Facebook, and the rest of the unimportant websites, videos of dogs are thriving. But among the vast kennel of the Internet, the most fascinating videos are of dogs playing with other animals. Why are we so fascinated with dogs playing with other animals, some that we would assume the dogs would be fighting with instead of playing with? Well,...

Here Kitty-Kitty!

Here Kitty-Kitty!

SAGE Publications recently posted a press release about many people's favorite pet, the cat. The press release is about how the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) and the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) gathered a group of international feline experts co-chaired by Dr. Sarah Ellis from the University of Lincoln, U.K. and Dr. Ilona Rodan, Director of Cat Care Clinic, Wisconsin, U.S.A., to put together guidelines for feline environment health. The whole purpose...

Animal Abuse Awareness Now

Animal Abuse Awareness Now

A few of days ago, I wrote about April as Alcohol Awareness Month; however, April is also home to another awareness: animal abuse. According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), each April, the organization urges its supporters to wear orange, the ASPCA color, to show their support of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month. The ASPCA is celebrating 147 years of saving lives, pet and animal lives. For...