Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Kroger is issuing a pet food recall on pet food sold in their stores. Originally thought to just be stores in the south, Kroger has widened the recall to its Food 4 Less Midwest and Dillons stores. You can get the full info here, http://www.kroger.com/services/Pages/recall_information.aspx
but the short of the long is that the brand Pet Pride, is recalling the following items that could be infected with Salmonella,
- Pet Pride Indoor Cat Food, 3.5-lb. Best by JUL 29 09 or earlier dates
- Pet Pride Indoor Cat Food, 18-lb. Best by JUL 29 09 or earlier dates
- Pet Pride Weight Management Dog Food, 17.6-lb. Best by JUL 29 09 or earlier dates
So take a look at your pet food and make sure your little friends are not eating something that could be bad for them.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Specifically designed for rats, chinchillas and small pets; I was intrigued to see what the difference between that one and the Ferret Nation homes were. Apparently the wire spacing is totally different, as is the angles of the ramps.
People in the small animal world are pretty excited about these things. Word is they are launching on Dec 1st. Keep you posted if I learn anything else. Here is a pdf that Midwest put out on their website (click on the picture and it will pop up a new window)...
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
You can read all about the new doggie restaurant in Beantown at the actual press release, or just click on the picture and read the Big League Stew blog. The restaurant was just a two day temp thing for Alpo...but I'm sure the memories for some lucky dogs will last forever.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Made me think of the Ramones...maybe they would want to be buried in a Pet Cemetery, if it was the right one.
- "Unfortunately, there really is no such thing as a hypoallergenic dog," said Dr. Jonathan Field, emeritus director of the pediatric allergy and asthma clinic at New York University/Bellevue Medical Center in New York City.
"The studies have not supported that there's any type of hypoallergenic dog," added Dr. Wanda Phipatanakul, chair of the Indoor Allergen Committee for the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI). "All dogs produce allergens, so it would make common sense that if you've got 50 dogs in the home, the dog allergens are going to be higher than if you've got one, and if you have a huge dog, there will be more allergens than with a small dog, but all dogs produce allergens."
You can read the whole article here.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
The largest non-profit pet adoption website, http://www.adopt-a-pet.com/ created an online petition asking President-Elect Obama to adopt a shelter puppy, you can see all the info at http://www.presidential-pooch-pardon.com/.
Market Watch has the release here.
Here is a snapshot...
Adopt-a-Pet.com, the nation's largest non-profit pet adoption website, is spearheading a national campaign and website called "PresidentialPoochPardon.com." Using a Barack Obama-themed campaign website and messages such as "Yes We Can ADOPT," animal shelters around the country are gathering signatures of a letter to be delivered to the White House in support of the President-Elect adopting a shelter puppy. The website already had gathered over 5,000 signatures in just its first few hours.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
It is amazing how popular the potential presidential puppy is right now. In fact if you google puppy, news results come up with Obama and the entire puppy fiasco.You can check out the latest here on the Wall Street Journal...
Yup, that is puppy news on the WSJ...crazy.
Here is a puppy for all of you crazy puppy lovers out there.
(Don't worry, we fall in that category too)
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Check em out!
There are a couple cute puppies in this clip! Plus they make funny puns like this, "All of the pets have been truly vetted."
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
You can watch the other three after you watch this one. We're always suckers for Garden Gnomes and cats.
Monday, November 3, 2008
So here is a nice little site the Whitehouse has about Presidential Pets from 1959-2000, http://www.whitehouse.gov/president/holiday/historicalpets3/index.html
Did you know that Eisenhower had a Weimaraner? Neither did we!
For a more complete list Wikipedia has one...but of course you must take it all with a grain of salt because it is on Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_Presidential_pets
Questions like, which President owned a raccoon? Which one owned an alligator? Yup there are some funny ones there.
The White House Kids site has a similar quiz here,
http://www.whitehouse.gov/cgi-bin/quiz.cgi/pets but no animation or pictures like the one above.
We found out that if Barack Obama wins the Presidency he promised his two daughters a puppy...but one of them is allergic. Any suggestions out there for a puppy that would not flare up allergies?
John McCain of course has a flock of animals that are ready for the Whitehouse, not sure if he could possibly own any more than he has! :)
Happy Monday all!