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Christmas Safety for Pets

Here are 12 safety tips to ensure your pets enjoy a healthy and safe holiday season: #12: Howliday Stress — Holiday time is frenetic. You’re behind in your holiday shopping, there are parties to attend, you have out-of-town guests, and the boss expects you to finish a project before Christmas. You’re totally stressed out, and…

8 Holiday Pet Safety Tips

Here are eight tips of safety for pets to keep safe on Christmas Day: Leaving out Christmas cookies for Santa is something St. Nick’s waistline sure doesn’t need, and your pets certainly don’t either. Chocolate (particularly dark chocolate), of course, is dangerous to pets. Even sugar-free cookies or brownies can be a problem for pets…

Enriched Pet Environments Lead to Healthier Lives

I contend the average monkey, black bear or lion at a zoo has a more enriched life than most of our dogs and cats at home.  In fact, all pets require some enrichment – even lizards, and most certainly pet parrots. Enrichment is manipulating the environment to suit an animals’ natural behavior.  Over a long…

Cat Plays with Another Cat Using Fishing Pole Toy

New Year’s Funny – cats like to play with fishing pole-type toys….it’s great for their psyche….I’ve never seen this before, though….One cat dangling the fishing pole toy for another. (Thank you Karen P. for the post idea)

Black Friday Gifts for Pets

More than ever before, that Christmas gift under the tree or Hanukah present might be for barking, purring or even squawking family members. Just over half all of all dogs, and nearly 40 percent of pet cats receive a holiday gift, according to American Pet Product’s Association 2013-2014 National Pet Owners Survey. Birds even get…

Steve Dale at Total Pet Expo: Stop Selling Dogs & Cats

I was the keynote speaker at the Backer’s Total Pet Expo Awards press luncheon on September 20. My topic:  ‘The Importance of the Human/Animal Bond in Pet Retail.’ Backer’s Total Pet Expo TV host Kristen Levine, from Kristen Levine Pet Living,, emceed the awards and gave me kind introduction. Here’s what i said. These weren’t…

Kathy Ireland Dives Into the Pet World

Kathy Ireland’s Worldwide brand is the 25th most powerful brand in the nation, according to Forbes Magazine, topping $2 billion in licensed products in 2013. When it comes to home decor, the one-time super model is a superstar and more than a tad successful. Announced at the Global Pet Expo in Orlando, FL, on March…

Global Pet Expo

Global Pet Expo, largest pet trade show, March 12-14, Orange County Convention Center Orlando, FL featuring about 1,000 exhibitors, about 3,000 booths and as many new products. The American Pet Products Association show attacked dozens of journalists who blog and broadcast about pets as well as several celebrities including baseball and animal welfare legend Tony LaRussa and…

Pet Gifts for Holidays

Increasingly, pets get holiday gifts, not only from their immediate families but also from friends and relatives. When attending a party, in addition to the traditional hostess gift, guests often tote a present for the resident pet(s). Here are a few ideas for pets for the Howlidays: (© Tribune Content Agency, LLC; Steve Dale PetWorld,…

Helping Shelter Animals in Need, Sergeant's Pet Care and American Humane Association

Sergeant’s Pet Care Products and American Humane Association, is distributing pet health kits worth up to $250,000 to shelters nationwide as part of its emBARK on Pet Health campaign, together stepping up to put their best paws forward. The emBARK on Pet Health campaign asks pet owners to take a free pledge to be more…

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