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Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Pumpkin Pie Doggy And Kitty Delights Tis the season for all things pumpkin flavored. Give your furry friend a festive treat you can both feel good about!*BONUS - if you are completing the Fall & Winter bucket list you can earn yourself a check mark with this recipe!
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
A Pet-Safe Home For The Holidays No matter what you celebrate you are bound to see an increase in festive decorations this winter. For some, admiring holiday displays is a favorite winter pastime for you to share with your pet. However, holiday visitors, gift exchanges and festive décor all bring a new set of hazards to the health and safety of your pet. Here are some helpful tips for keeping your home festive, fun AND safe for your pet this holiday season.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
What To Do When Your Pet Goes Missing Leaving the front door open a moment too long may be all it takes for your beloved pet to make an escape. Losing a pet is a traumatic experience for both of you. It is important to stay calm, keep organized and have a plan moving forward to find your pet. When possible, enlist the help of your family, friends and neighbors. This list of tips and tricks will help you plan your search and support you in ensuring your pet comes home safely.
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Your Ultimate Workout Partner Depending on where you live, a lot of dogs have been cooped up inside away from the blazing sun all summer long. With scorching temperatures come shorter and less frequent walks, dehydration and the risk of heatstroke for both humans and man's best friend. Luckily, the dog days of summer are behind us and the temperatures have finally dropped enough to enjoy exploring the outdoors with your dog!
Monday, September 22, 2014
Fast Flea Facts It will happen to your pet when you least expect it, the telltale signs of incessant scratching and biting and red, raw skin - fleas. Being informed about fleas and getting yourself prepared before there is a problem is key. Learn which areas are the most at risk for flea infestations, the flea lifecycle and why you should always follow through with a proper flea and tick treatment program with your pet.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Training an Italian Greyhound You may recall reading my first story on adopting Ralphie, the Italian Greyhound, in the last edition of the 24PetWatch Newsletter. For those of you who read about how I came to own my newest furry friend, I'm here to update you on the progress I've made training Ralphie in Flyball.
Friday, July 11, 2014
IDAHO A Lost Pet Recovery Story On December 19th, 2013, Lisa was walking to work when she spotted a stray cat crying out from a nearby bush. Concerned for the little kitty, she scooped him up and brought him to the Bridgewater Veterinary Hospital where she happened to work...
Monday, June 02, 2014
Disaster Preparedness - Are you ready? Anyone who lives in an area that is prone to natural catastrophes, such as tornadoes, earthquakes or floods, will often have a disaster plan put in place. Survival can depend on your readiness to act at a moment's notice. Having a plan in place and supplies ready can ensure you are not only prepared to deal with Mother Nature's fury, but that your best friend is also comfortable and safe.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Ralphie Gets a New Lease on Life This is the story of how I came to own my newest furry friend, an Italian Greyhound named Ralph. Back in December of 2012, I was asked to drop off the annual company donation items to one of the local shelters that I work with. When I arrived at the Hamilton/Burlington SPCA, I was introduced to the smallest Italian Greyhound I had ever seen...
Monday, January 13, 2014
A Guide to the Lifestages of Cats Although domestic cats are living longer thanks to advances in veterinary medicine, they still age quite quickly in comparison to the human lifespan. Understanding the life stages that your cat goes through and the care that is required as they age can help your cat to live a long and healthy life. Outlined below is a guide to the life stages of cats, as well as information about how cat owners can best care for their felines during each stage.
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Pets as Presents: A Good Idea? If you are considering adopting a pet for your family or a friend this holiday, then this article is for you! Our animal shelters are filled with pets for many different reasons. An all-too-common reason is that cats and dogs end up there because an adult bought the animal as a surprise gift for a family member or friend, and the relationship did not work out. Since animals are living creatures with needs that should be respected, common sense begs the question: Are pets as presents a good idea?
Tuesday, October 01, 2013
Introducing Your Pet To Your Newborn Baby Introducing your pet to your newborn baby can be nerve-racking, particularly if your pet is an adult animal. As a rule, kittens and puppies are more likely to adapt to change, and often pets that grow up alongside a baby will treat their human counterpart as a littermate. On the other hand, a well-trained adult pet can be taught from day one to respect your newborn using special commands and can even be a trusted protector of your child.
Friday, September 06, 2013
Dental Care Tips for Dogs Dental disease in dogs has the potential to become life-threatening. The good news is that owners can prevent this. These dental care tips for dogs will help prevent dental disease and its complications...
Friday, August 02, 2013
Safety Tips for Walking a Dog For many pet owners, walking the dog around the neighborhood is an everyday experience that is pleasurable and beneficial for owner and dog alike. A daily walk provides exercise and mental stimulation, as well as a chance to enjoy the great outdoors and interact with other people and animals. In order to ensure that the experience is a positive one and to protect your dog and yourself, it's important to follow a few safety tips for walking a dog.
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
House-Training Tips for Kittens When adding a new kitten to your home, the first rule of order is preparation. Begin by making sure all small objects that the cat could chew on and swallow are off the floor. Prepare bedding and food and water bowls, and of course, supply toys. It's a great idea to start your kitten off on a scratching post, as well. Most important, set up a permanent location for a litter box and litter. Then follow these house-training tips for kittens:
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Essential Supplies to Have When Adopting a Cat Welcoming a kitty companion into your life can be an exciting and mutually rewarding experience. But before you bring your new pet home, make sure you are properly equipped. Here's a rundown of essential supplies to have when adopting a cat.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Why Cats Need to Scratch Scratching various surfaces is a natural habit shared by all feline species, yet many people are unclear about why cats need to scratch. Regardless of the reason, when you invite a cat into your home and make it part of the family, this habit quickly becomes very annoying. House cats love to scratch rugs, carpet, furniture, window treatments, wood, and any number of other surfaces.
Monday, May 06, 2013
Flea & Tick Prevention Tips for Pets Fleas and ticks are a very real problem not only for pets, but their owners as well. Both fleas and ticks feed by biting and drinking the blood of their animal hosts, and-being parasites-they can be passed on to other animals, including people. Unfortunately, they can also carry disease and the eggs of internal parasites such as worms, making them not only irritating but potentially harmful to the health of their host. Fortunately there are many flea and tick prevention tips for pets to help keep them safe and healthy.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Top 10 Largest Dog Breeds Dogs come in all shapes and sizes, but few will argue that the members of the top 10 largest dog breeds tend to stand out the most. Nothing catches attention like seeing someone walking down the street holding the leash of an animal the size of a small horse...
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Arguments For and Against Declawing Cats Among cat owners, the arguments for and against declawing cats have become a controversial topic. Some cat lovers see the practice of declawing as inhumane, while others see it as a practical and essential means of protecting children and furniture from the indoor cats' natural instinct to bare their claws. In order to further understand the arguments for and against declawing cats, it can be helpful to discuss the pros and cons of declawing.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Tips to Adopting a Second Cat People who own a cat understand the joy and fulfillment it brings to their family. Many cat owners would love to add a second cat to their family but are concerned that it may not be appropriate or that it could cause issues with their existing pet. Fortunately, for all concerned, there are a number of reasons to adopt a second cat and have it become a valued and loved member of the family.
Friday, January 04, 2013
The Best Dog Breeds for Families with Young Children The best dog breeds for families with young children are ones that can handle the energy and rambunctious play of small humans. For households with young children, medium-sized and small-sized dogs are usually preferred. However, as with any dog, the personality of the individual plays an important role in how it will react with any person, including young children.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Advice on Adopting Older Cats Adopting a kitten filled with boundless energy and a nose for mischief may not be the right choice for many people. For some, a senior cat may be a much better decision. To ensure you choose the right companion, you should follow some simple advice on adopting older cats.
Friday, November 30, 2012
Indoor Exercises For Dogs Dogs require an abundant amount of attention, physical and mental stimulation, and exercise. All that energy is best channeled outdoors, but sometimes it's just not possible to let your dog out to play. Although trying to find ways for dogs to do adequate exercises indoors may seem difficult, it's not impossible. Some of the best indoor exercises for dogs can challenge their physical and mental needs -- and allow you to lavish lots of attention at the same time.
Friday, November 23, 2012
How To Safely Use a Laser Toy with Your Cat As many pet owners know, chasing a laser toy is a favorite game for many cats. Even the laziest feline often springs into action when presented with that little red laser beam. Many experts, however, have discussed the dangers of using a laser toy with your cat. Although a laser toy is not 100 percent safe for your cat, it can provide many benefits if used responsibly, so read the following guide before tossing your feline’s favorite toy...
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Pets as Presents: A Good Idea? Though the holidays are still weeks away, if you are considering adopting a pet for your family or a friend, then this article is for you! Our animal shelters are filled with pets for many different reasons. An all-too-common reason is that cats and dogs end up there because an adult bought the animal as a surprise gift for a family member or friend, and the relationship did not work out. Since animals are living creatures with needs that should be respected, common sense begs the question: Are pets as presents a good idea?
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The Importance of Getting Your Pet Microchipped Microchipping your pet is a technology with many advantages and few perceived drawbacks. The days of "Lost Cat" posters and pounding the pavement looking for Fido are a thing of the past; nowadays, an owner whose pet is lost or stolen can rely on microchipping technology to potentially locate his or her pet. Thousands of pet owners have been reunited with their dog or cat thanks to microchipping. If you're unfamiliar with the process, read on about the benefits of getting your pet microchipped.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
How to Manage Fearfulness in Puppies Bringing a new puppy into your household is an amazing experience you will likely remember for the rest of your life. In order to share many years of pleasure and fun with your dog, it is imperative that you properly socialize your new puppy. If the newest addition to your family suffers from shyness or is easily frightened by everyday occurrences, learning how to manage fearfulness in puppies is an important step to take in raising a well-adjusted dog.
Wednesday, October 03, 2012
How To Introduce Your Dog To Your New Baby Your dog is usually the center of your attention, but soon your canine companion will have to share all that love and affection with another. With the arrival of a new baby come new challenges for both you and your dog. A new baby shouldn't be forced into your dog's space. It is always recommended that you learn the basics of how to introduce your dog to your new baby properly so that potential problems can be averted.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
What to Consider Before Purchasing a Cat Window Perch Before purchasing a cat window perch, you’ll need to take several things into consideration. What to consider before purchasing a cat window perch? Though the majority of these types of perches are very similar in design, each offers its own advantages and disadvantages.
Wednesday, September 05, 2012
How To Choose The Right Type of Cat For Your Family Many people make a big mistake when adopting a cat. They do not have a plan and end up making an impulsive, emotion-based decision. How to choose the right type of cat for your family requires a careful evaluation of your family’s needs and lifestyle. The following are important considerations that will help you choose the right type of cat for your family...
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Questions You Should Ask Your Local Animal Shelter Before Adopting Every day, millions of homeless dogs and cats in animal shelters are euthanized because there isn't enough space to keep them for extended periods of time. Many people mistakenly believe animals in shelters were abandoned because of behavioral issues and are aggressive or undesirable in some way. But many of these pets were purchased by people with unrealistic expectations...
Friday, July 27, 2012
How to Rescue Feral Kittens Rescuing a feral kitten is a great service to your community and potentially a life-saving act where the kitten is concerned. However, there are several things to consider when rescuing feral kittens to help ensure that the process is safe and that the kitten remains healthy. The following is a guide for how to rescue feral kittens.
Monday, July 23, 2012
IN THE NEWS: 24PetWatch Microchip Helps Reunite Jojo with Michigan Family MENANDS, NY-One lost dog and his family have a 24PetWatch microchip to thank for bringing them back together this summer! Late in June, a staff member of the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society in Menands, New York found a small white dog tied to a pole in the Society's parking lot.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
How Dogs Teach Children Sharing and Communication Bringing a new dog into the family can add considerable love and fun to children's lives, especially as the child and pet bond. One way to accomplish this ideal relationship is by understanding how dogs teach children sharing and communication. Important life lessons can be learned as the children become more responsible and involved in the care and training of their dog.
Friday, July 13, 2012
Shelter Focus: The Wisconsin Humane Society You don’t have to be around animal rescue too long to realize two very important words, “shelter” and “humane”, are not always truisms. The Wisconsin Humane Society (“WHS”) not only embraces the core values of compassion and caring, their staff live it every day through the lives of the animals they serve.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
The Purpose Of Cat Whiskers Every cat has them, but what exactly is the purpose of cat whiskers? Besides making your feline friend appear that much more adorable, cat whiskers actually serve several important functions, many of which even self-proclaimed cat lovers may be unaware of. Read on for more information about the purpose of cat whiskers and why they should never be trimmed.
Wednesday, July 04, 2012
Pet Adoption Are you looking to adopt a pet and either add to or start your furry family? Those of us involved in animal rescue live by the adage "adopt, don't shop", and it is heartening to see the concept finally becoming a part of the mainstream. Animal shelters always seem to be at overflow capacity.
Wednesday, July 04, 2012
Fireworks, Fear, and Flying Fur With June underway, most people have already begun the eager countdown to the 1st or 4th of July long weekend, depending on whether you live above or below the 49th parallel. And why not? It's the perfect opportunity to hit the road, visit friends and family, host an outdoor barbecue, meet your neighbors, catch some sun or swim in a lake, and of course, enjoy a sky lit up with fireworks.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
National Microchipping Awareness Month Our friends in the United Kingdom know that June is National Microchipping Awareness Month. In the United States and many other countries, microchipping of pets has gained only passive awareness. Animal care professionals, shelter and rescue workers are becoming keenly aware of microchipping technology, however, the typical pet owner may not realize such a device even exists.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Introducing a New Puppy to Your Yard Introducing a new puppy to your yard can be a little nerve-racking at first. Holes in your fence you never saw will suddenly appear as gaping exits. You'll see possible toxins everywhere, and anything that can possibly be looked on as a chew toy (including quite a few things you never would have thought of) will instantly become fair game. Plan ahead.
Monday, June 11, 2012
The Cat Cats have always been an important part of my life. As a child growing up we always had cats and quite often we had many of them at one time. Not to date myself, but I still have fond memories of our Fab Four, John, Paul, George and Ringo. While I have such a wonderful history with cats, cats indeed have a wonderful history.
Thursday, June 07, 2012
The Benefits of Using Chew Toys With Your dog The dining room table, your shoes and your dog's teeth can all suffer for lack of a chew toy. Like a mini superhero, a chew toy can combat the causes of your dog's crimes against household items. If guarding your furniture and footwear isn't enough reason, the benefits of using chew toys with your dog don't stop there. A chew toy can also provide many dental benefits and can be fun for your dog, as well.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Kitten Season Kitten Season, it has a nice ring to it doesn't it? Cute, cuddly little kittens running, romping and playing with everything in sight. Kitten Season sounds so much like a happy time, a time of new life, a time of joy and reason to celebrate. For those of us involved in cat rescue, we unfortunately recognized this season as a time of despair, frustration, panic and death.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
The Most Indestructible Dog Toys Dog owners with determined chewers have a unique challenge: finding the most indestructible dog toys. Generally the greatest challenge is with large dogs and bully breeds, but determined chewers can include moderately sized high-drive dogs. Finding the most indestructible dog toys is often critical to a dog keeping his home.
Monday, May 07, 2012
Signs Your Cat Has Pinkeye Pinkeye can be a chronic and serious condition that could lead to blindness, and as a pet owner, you should understand the signs that your cat has pinkeye so you can get your pet the proper treatment it needs and deserves.
Tuesday, May 01, 2012
The Top Hypoallergenic Dogs For people who suffer from allergies, owning a dog is usually not an option. Allergic reactions can create watery eyes, runny nose and itchy skin, which make owning a dog difficult. But what happens in a family when one child wants a dog and another child has allergies? While no dog is completely non-allergenic, some dogs produce fewer allergic reactions. Knowing which breeds are the top hypoallergenic dogs can help families decide which dog is the right choice for them.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Everything You Need To Know About Maine Coon Cats Breed experts generally agree that the popular Maine coon cat is one of the oldest natural breeds in North America. Named after the state of its origin, the coon cat remains the official cat of the state of Maine. If you are considering adopting a cat, what follows is everything you need to know about Maine coon cats.
Friday, April 20, 2012
Puppy's first night home: How to stop your puppy from crying So, things aren't going quite as you planned on your puppy's first night home. How to stop your puppy from crying has become your top priority - it's almost like having a newborn.
Monday, April 16, 2012
How To Train Your Cat to Walk on a Leash Cats, as anyone who knows one knows, are very independent creatures. While it may seem odd to some, it sometimes is best to have a cat on a leash in order to control the cat and to make sure that he or she does not wander off. While having them roam untethered -- both indoors or out -- is commonplace, if you need to take your cat outdoors for walks, you might be wondering how to train a cat to walk on a leash. These steps can help.
Monday, April 09, 2012
How to Choose the Best Pet Insurance for Your Dog or Cat Just as good health insurance is needed for the human parts of the family, pet health insurance has become more and more popular as people are realizing the immense savings it can have on the bills. However, how to choose the best pet insurance for your dog or cat remains a mystery to many pet owners who are just beginning to look into pet insurance.
Monday, April 02, 2012
Why Catnip Isn't For Every Cat Many people assume that all cats love catnip. After all, it's not every animal that gets a plant named in its honor. While a high percentage of cats do respond with pleasure to catnip, there are other cats that have no response at all. Because of the way catnip appears to induce a drugged-like state in some cats, there are reasons why catnip isn’t for every cat.
Friday, March 30, 2012
Tips for Buying A Designer Dog Bed Dog beds come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. Owners who like to splurge on their dogs may want to look beyond the practical and invest in a designer dog bed. But before you invest in a new dog bed, consider these designer dog bed buying tips, so you know you are giving your dog something to appreciate!
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Grooming Tips for a Ragdoll Cat Caring for Ragdoll cats is comparable to other long-haired cat breeds, but their personalities truly set them apart!
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
"NCAA Team Spirit" Photo Contest If you didn't already know, March Madness has begun. It's time for your pets to show us their team spirit! Whether they're wearing their favorite team colors or a special NCAA team jersey we want to see it!
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
"Who Deserves a Loo" Photo Contest If you didn't already know, we have teamed up with Pet Loo at The Petango Store! The Pet Loo is the only Pet toilet on the market worldwide that has a self-contained drainage system. its features are Patented, Design Protected & Trademarked.
Wednesday, February 08, 2012
Find a Pet, Feed a Pet: #29 Find the Mystery Pet on Petango.com and help feed homeless pets.and your own!
Friday, January 27, 2012
Find a Pet, Feed a Pet: #28 Find the Mystery Pet on Petango.com and help feed homeless pets. And your own!
Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Find a Pet, Feed a Pet: #27 Find the Mystery Pet on Petango.com and help feed homeless pets.and your own!
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Find a Pet, Feed a Pet: #26 Find the Mystery Pet on Petango.com and help feed homeless pets.and your own!
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Find a Pet, Feed a Pet: #25 Petango.com is asking pet lovers to "Find a Pet, Feed a Pet" for the opportunity to win FREE pet food for their pets AND adoptable pets in animal shelters.
Thursday, December 08, 2011
Find a Pet, Feed a Pet: #24 Find the Mystery Pet on Petango.com and help feed homeless pets.and your own!
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Find a Pet, Feed a Pet: #23 Find the Mystery Pet on Petango.com and help feed homeless pets.and your own!
Friday, November 18, 2011
Find a Pet, Feed a Pet: #22 Find the Mystery Pet on Petango.com and help feed homeless pets.and your own!
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
Find a Pet, Feed a Pet: #21 Find the Mystery Pet on Petango.com and help feed homeless pets.and your own!
Friday, October 28, 2011
Find a Pet, Feed a Pet: #20 Find the Mystery Pet on Petango.com and help feed homeless pets.and your own!
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Find a Pet, Feed a Pet: #19 Find the Mystery Pet on Petango.com and help feed homeless pets.and your own!
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
My Dog is Goulash The true story of a mixed breed dog and a journey toward discovery...
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Find a Pet, Feed a Pet: #18 Find the Mystery Pet on Petango.com and help feed homeless pets.and your own!
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Cat Adopted After 8 Years in Shelter

As an animal lover and shelter pet enthusiast, there's really nothing more heart warming than the story of a successful adoption.

Reading the story of Duchess, a Maine Coon Persian mix cat that waited 8 years in a shelter is downright heartbreaking.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Find a Pet, Feed a Pet: #17 Find the Mystery Pet on Petango.com and help feed homeless pets.and your own!
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Find a Pet, Feed a Pet: #16 Find the Mystery Pet on Petango.com and help feed homeless pets.and your own!
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Central Texas Wildfire Lost Pet Alert The Bastrop County Complex Fire southeast of Austin has claimed many victims, including the four-legged kind, but an untold number of animals are wandering around lost and injured. If you're on the lookout for a lost pet, please check in here to view photos of lost pets.
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
Animal Rescue & Assistance for Central Texas Fire - #centraltxfire Looking for help protecting your pets and livestock from the central Texas wildfires? Looking for a way to help out? Read on for more information.
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
Find a Pet, Feed a Pet: #15 Find the Mystery Pet on Petango.com and help feed homeless pets.and your own!
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Find a Pet, Feed a Pet: #13 Find the Mystery Pet on Petango.com and help feed homeless pets and your own. Join us in answering this week's trivia for your chance to win!
Monday, August 15, 2011
Find a Pet, Feed a Pet: #12 Find the Mystery Pet on Petango.com and help feed homeless pets and your own. Join us in answering this week's trivia for your chance to win!
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Mississippi Shelter and The Petango Store Aim for World Record Adoptions We're so serious about pet adoption, we're joining our partners and going for World Records! Discover the new "Adopt-a-Thon" trend sweeping the nation and sending pets to new homes everywhere..
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Find a Pet, Feed a Pet: #11 Find the Mystery Pet on Petango.com and help feed homeless pets.and your own. Join us in answering this week's trivia for your chance to win!
Thursday, August 04, 2011
3 Easy Ways to Save Money on Pet Meds Want to give your pet the best possible medical care without burning a hole through your pocket?
Tuesday, August 02, 2011
Find a Pet, Feed a Pet: EXAMPLE Looking for an example of our weekly "Find a Pet, Feed a Pet" trivia contest? Check here and join us every Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. for your chance to win free pet food for your pets AND a homeless pet!
Tuesday, August 02, 2011
Pet Food Recall: Purina for Cats Do you or someone you know feed their cats Purina pet food? Contaminated products have led to a voluntary recall. Read on for more info...
Thursday, July 14, 2011
4 Fun Ways to Keep Fido Cool in the Summer

Can't stand to watch your poor pooch panting away through the hot, hot summer days? Help your pup chill out with these four fun (and EASY) ways to beat the heat and keep Fido cool!

Monday, May 30, 2011
Update: Petango Joplin Pet Rescue 2

While most of you are probably still enjoying the long weekend with friends, animal rescue efforts in Joplin, Missouri have continued over the past two days and today, and we've received some updated results!

Friday, May 27, 2011
Update: Petango Joplin Pet Rescue

If you didn't already know, Petango.com has been heavily involved in the animal rescue and relief efforts over the past week in Joplin, Missouri. After the devastating effects of a massive tornado last weekend, hundreds of lost, traumatized pets have flooded the Joplin Humane Society.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Petango Comes To Aid Of Pets Lost In Tuscaloosa Tornado

Although Petango tends to focus on adoptable pets, sometimes unexpected events require that we turn our attention elsewhere and here at Petango, we're in a unique position to help! [...]

Monday, May 16, 2011
Sensible Dog Bite Protection

According to State Farm's national annual claims report, California has the most dog bite claims in the United States. Although most of our pets would never intentionally hurt someone, every dog, big and small, has the potential to bite.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Everything You Need To Know About Fleas: Part 1

Do you know how to identify fleas? Do you know how to effectively check your pet for them? It's not surprising that many people don't and up until two years ago, I was one of those people.[...]

Thursday, April 07, 2011
Protect Your Pets from Pests & Parasites Do you know what nasty bugs might be lurking in your backyard? The weeds on the sidewalk? Maybe even hitching a ride into your home on a human guest...?
Monday, March 28, 2011
Spring Cleaning For Homeless Pets

As a kid, the first warm breeze heralding spring also marked the weekend Mom would roll up her sleeves and take to the house like fury with a personal vendetta against dust.  It was the weekend my sister and all our animals geared up, cleared out, and spent a muddy day outside.

Thursday, March 24, 2011
Free To A Good Home

During my last year of school studying abroad I spent a lot of time on Craigslist.  It’s where I got my furniture, my books, a lamp, some binders, a mattress, a mover…  On a student’s budget, Craigslist is a goldmine; a vast, virtual garage sale where quality is questionable but the price is right.

Friday, March 11, 2011
Dog Muzzles: Types & Training

No dog owner likes to think about putting a muzzle on their dog but depending on the type of dog you own and where you live, using a dog muzzle may be a necessary part of your pet-owning life.

Thursday, March 10, 2011
Reasons To Spay Or Neuter Your Pets

There are dozens of great reasons to spay or neuter your pet, yet many pet owners are unaware of the consequences of not spaying or neutering until it is too late.  If you are thinking about pet adoption, or are already a new pet owner, here is some key information you should know about the benefits of spaying or neutering, and the dangers of waiting. [...]

Monday, January 24, 2011
Heartworm Medication for Dogs While your veterinarian is doubtless the best source for everything you need to know about heartworm medicine for dogs, it's a good idea for every pet owner to stay informed about the essentials of their dog's health. Heartworms can be deadly for both dogs and cats,
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
How to Test Your Dog for Heartworms eartworm disease is a potentially fatal disease caused by parasitic worms that invade a dog's body. A mosquito that has bitten an infected animal transmits worm larvae to the new host, usually another dog. The larvae enter the dog's bloodstream and migrate to various parts of the body where they grow into large worms. The most c