Monday, December 27, 2010

Pet Franchise Report

Ever think of opening your own pet related franchise? The Pet Industry Franchise Report gives you some interesting information in regards to the type of franchises that are available. Good resource for those pet entrepreneurs.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Why Do Dogs DESTROY Their Squeaky Toys?

Some dogs are very destructive with their toys. Even dogs that are generally pretty good can be VERY destructive sometimes.

This can be a very annoying behavior if you are the dog owner buying the toys they destroy. What is equally annoying is that many dogs quit playing with their toys after they get the squeaker out or the toys quit squeaking.

Why do dogs do this?

One theory goes back to nature. When dogs hunted for prey, they would hunt and kill. Their prey would squeak or make noises.

This was part of their natural hunting instinct. Once caught, the prey made noises as the dog proceeded with the kill, which can be very satisfying to a hungry dog. When the prey was dead - the squeaking stopped. A squeaky toy can give a dog the same type of satisfaction.

-From the

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Caring Means Not Sharing

By DogAge Staff

This season, share your holiday mood with your dog, but not your dinner.

Protect your dog from possible stomach upset by keeping festive but unfamiliar foods out of his or her bowl. Fatty poultry skin or meat shavings, spicy snacks, and rich desserts all can cause digestive discomfort in dogs, and turkey bones present a dangerous choking hazard. Treat your dog to extra praise and playtime instead

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

17 rare sea turtles rescued off Cape Cod, Mass.

QUINCY, Mass. – Seventeen rare sea turtles suffering a variety of ailments are recovering at the New England Aquarium after being rescued over the past two days off of Cape Cod, Mass.

The turtles rescued by volunteers with the Massachusetts Audubon Sanctuary at Wellfleet Bay are being cared for at the aquarium's new animal care center in Quincy. They eventually will be released back to the ocean.

Most of them are Kemp's ridley turtles and are suffering from hypothermia, dehydration and malnourishment. The turtles usually migrate to warmer waters in the winter, but aquarium officials say strong northwest winds Wednesday drove the turtles to shore.

Many had body temperatures in the 50s, when they should have been in the 70s.

An aquarium spokesman says it's unusual for the center to care for so many at one time.