Cats And Dogs

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Can humans get norovirus from their dogs?

Human norovirus may infect our canine companions, according to research published online April 1 in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology, a publication of the American Society for Microbiology. That raises the possibility of dog-to-human transmission, said first author Sarah Caddy, VetMB, PhD, MRCVS, a veterinarian and PhD student at the University of Cambridge, and Imperial […]

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Fluid dynamics explain what happens when dogs drink water

If you’ve ever watched a dog drink water, you know that it can be a sloshy, spilly, splashy affair — in other words, adorable. Behind all of the happy, wet messes, however, lies the mechanical logic of carnivorous compensation — dogs splash when they drink because they have the cheeks of a predatory quadruped. By […]

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Humans and companion animals harbor the same types of MRSA infections

shared population of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria circulates both in humans and companion animals, according to a study published this week in mBio(R), the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. “Our study demonstrates that humans and companion animals readily exchange and share MRSA bacteria from the same population,” says senior author […]

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Mosquito season unpredictable; year-round heartworm prevention is best

Although it may not feel like spring yet, it’s time to start thinking about protecting your pets from spring pests, particularly mosquitoes, according to a Kansas State University veterinarian. Susan Nelson, clinical associate professor of the university’s Veterinary Health Center, says mosquitoes carry heartworm, a blood parasite that can be deadly when spread to cats […]

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How To Buy The Perfect Dog Beds

There is no doubt that choosing an ideal bed for your dog can be a bit complicated and confusing. For example, many men and women have a hard time picking a dog bed with a style that matches the rest of the room. In addition, it’s important for you to choose a dog bed that […]

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5 Tips for Buying or Building a Dog House

If your dog lives outside then he deserves to have a comfortable place to sleep and get out of harsh weather. The need to buy a doghouse is essential. These can range from budget buys which are little more than a wooden or plastic shell, to hugely extravagant constructions complete with a porch and stairs […]

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7 of the Best Dog Toys

Here’s a few of my (and my dogs’) favorites. Enjoy ? 1. Birthday Cake Dog Toy Price: $10.00 Birthday Cake Dog Toy. With whipped cream and a candle on top, this Happy Birthday dog toy is just what every pup needs on their special day! Made with ultra plush material, filled with soft and crinkle […]

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5 Great Dog Leash Hooks

1. Picket Fence Dog Leash Hook Price: $22.00 White Washed Picket Fence Dog Leash Hook. This handy little wooden Picket Fence Dog Leash Hook is not only a fun accessory, but it’s functional as well! It offers a great way to keep all your leashes handy, and you could use it for your keys or […]

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7 Fancy Dog Collars

A selection of fancy dog collars I thought you might like. Enjoy! 1. Cycle Dog Green Hearts Dog Collar Price: $25.00 The Cycle Dog Green Hearts dog collar saves old bike tubes from the landfill, using them to create a tough, stylish and comfortable collar for your 4-legged friend. Flexible and non-absorbent tube material dries […]

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Katie Puff Blanket

Katie Puff Dog Blanket Price: $60.00 Katie Puff Dog Blanket by Animals Matter. Made exclusively for you and your companion by popular demand, The Katie Puff Blanket by Animals Matter is now available. Bringing Luxury to a new level! Article: How to choose the best bed for your pooch. Features: – Made of luxurious double […]

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