A Treat for Dog Owners!

April 11, 2009 at 1:03 AM Leave a comment

Easter is around the corner and that means chocolate bunnies, beautiful Easter flowers and all kinds of Easter decorations. Make sure that you take the time to make sure that your Easter decked out home, and events are safe for your pets. The AnimalNetwork has tips to keep your dog, cat and pet bird safe during the Easter celebration.

And since I can’t wait until Easter, here is a little treat. DogChannel and our valued partner, Petco, bring you these special offers for your next purchase at Petco. Be sure to pass it along this great offer to all your friends that have pets!

Inside the AnimalNetwork Community – Monday, April 10, 2009

Barkin’ Back from DogChannel
Evanger’s Dog and Cat Food Company, an Illinois based pet food maker, is hosting a Passover seder feast for dogs (and of course their owners are invited too). The event is planned for Saturday, April 11 at the Wigglyville pet shop in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. The company will be promoting its line of kosher pet food and will fun events for canines and their owners to participate in.

The Santa Monica Pier’s Ferris wheel and Los Angeles International Airport’s pylons recently were illuminated in a display of blue and white lights to honor the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA). The light display was part of local efforts to raise awareness for animal assistance during the current economic hard times.

The Cat’s Meow from CatChannel
If you haven’t read it yet you should definitely take some time to check out CatChannel’s humor blogger Peter Gerstenzang’s latest blog “A Cat Sleepover.” It’s about the fun cat antics that occurred when Peter was cat-sitting for the neighbor cat, Tinkerbelle. Peter’s cat Gracie has quite what you could call cat-titude and yet, still managed to have a great weekend. It by far had me giggling at the end of the entry.

Do you like mysteries? Do you love cats? If you answered yes to both then you might be interested in CatChannel’s exclusive interview with author Clea Simon who dishes on the inspiration behind the latest book in her Theda Krakow cat-mystery series, “Probable Claws.

From the Flock at BirdChannel
Everyone knows that children can suffer from injuries, sometimes fatal injuries, from air bags. However, have you ever considered the type of injuries your pets, specifically pet birds, could face if involved in a car accident with an air bag deployment? I’ve seen a lot of pet birds traveling in cars on shoulders, on a travel perch attached to a window and even on the finger of their owner. Now, I don’t wish a car crash on anyone, but pending on the severity of a crash it could be not such good news for a pet bird. Despite recent efforts, that were vetoed, in the state of California to prevent pets from riding in laps, veterinarians are warning bird owners that there are dangers to traveling with a pet bird out of a secured travel cage.

Psittacula parakeets are by far some of the most regal and beautiful looking parrots, in my opinion. I think that Indian ringnecks are one of my favorite Psittacula species. Bird owners rave about what it’s like to own a Psittacula parrot.

In the Herp World at ReptileChannel
Many reptile species are included in the House Resolution 669, which if passed would ban the ownership of thousands of animal species. On the ReptileChannel Forums you can get tips on how to contact your state representative in opposition to it.

ReptileChannel blogger Kristin Van Alstine wonders aloud what toads would say if toads could talk in her blog entry “Close Encounters of the Toad Kind.” Being a keeper of toads for many years, Kristin gives you some tips on how to tap in to the secret language of toads.

Out At Sea from FishChannel
Freshwater and Marine Aquarium Editor, Clay Jackson, blogs about keeping different species of fish in the same aquarium in his latest blog entry “Party’s Over.” Clay looks into keeping mixed communities of fish and invertebrates that get along well but are from different aquatic ecotones, and keeping communities of fish and invertebrates that can be found living side-by-side in nature.

Euthanasia isn’t a pleasant topic to think about, but sometimes it becomes necessary in all aspects of animal healthcare – specifically when it comes to keeping fish. Two of the main purposes to euthanize a fish are to relieve the suffering of severely ill fish and to humanely destroy severely injured or deformed fish, particularly fry. Scientists and veterinarians have made statements on some of the different methods used by fishkeepers to euthanize fish.

Critter Chatter from SmallAnimalChannel
Considering a rabbit for Easter? Make it a chocolate one! The Columbus House Rabbit Society has been urging people to consider getting a chocolate rabbit instead of bringing home a live bunny for Easter since 2002. The “Make Mine Chocolate” campaign is used to educate the public how to properly care for a pet rabbit and make them aware of the challenges of being a pet owner.

My cat has recently shown his displeasure in the new type of food that I brought home for him. This morning alone he has sent me some angry looks a some pitiful “I’m starving even thought my bowl is full” meows. I told him to get a job. He returned my suggestion with another angry stare down. I think I’m going to show him the article “Careers For Ferrets.” There are all kinds of ways that ferrets can help make a buck, why not my cat?

At The Stable from HorseChannel
The 11th annual National Farriers Week is from July 12 to 18, 2009. People in all facets of the equine community are encouraged to say thanks to and to acknowledge the dedication and hard work of their farriers during this week.

Offield Farms and Lingh.nl have announced the third Shoot to Win Photo Contest at the Rolex FEI World Cup Dressage Finals April 15 to 19, 2009. Attendees of the 2009 Rolex FEI World Cup Dressage Finals are invited to submit his or her photo that best captures the magic of the event. Photos can be of the performance or behind-the-scenes. The winner will receive $500, and a matching donation of $500 will be made to the equestrian charity of the winner’s choice.

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