Pet Car Seats: Do They Work in a Crash?

by Mary Haight on November 17, 2015

Pet Car SeatsThe pet car seats you have at the ready to take your dogs out and about are not going to help in a low speed crash. Never good news, especially before a series of busy holidays.

Pet safety is something all dog lovers expect of any product they buy. We buy food, toys, treats, and equipment, assuming they are tested for safe use and won’t hurt or kill our pets. But did you know consumer laws do not cover pet products? [click to continue…]


Pet Tutor: Positive Training Tool A High Tech Hit

by Mary Haight on October 30, 2015

pet tutor bluIs your dog in love with the sound of his own voice? Do you worry your home alone pal is often bored and is the reason he’s shredding your magazines? Anxious behaviors can escalate and impair quality of life. You’ve probably got a Kong, maybe some puzzle toys, but once you’re out the door those items are likely scarfed as fast as their paws, claws, or beaks can manage. Then how does your dog fill the countless hours that follow? Pet Tutor has a remedy for that, and more! [click to continue…]


Pound Seizure: Shelters and Research Labs

by Mary Haight on October 16, 2015

Pound SeizureBefore I interviewed Allie Phillips in 2013( Animal Cafe) I had never heard of pound seizure. Once I knew about it, I couldn’t forget it. That municipal shelters could sell lost, relinquished, adoptable animals to research labs turns the concept of “shelter” on its head. Sadly, in the intervening years, nothing has changed. [click to continue…]


Pet Loss: Grief Support & Pet Remembrance

October 5, 2015

This post is sponsored by All thoughts are my own. While I have received compensation for this post, I don’t write about or suggest products I wouldn’t use myself. Loving another species, sharing your home and life with them is a special gift. It is, if we are properly tuned in, a many years […]

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Smart Toys for Dogs: Into the Future – PupPod

September 28, 2015

There’s a new smart toy in town, it’s not like anything you’ve seen, and may signal the end of dog toys as we know them! Bold statement, but what would you say to smart toys for dogs that were part of an expandable gaming platform, like the Xbox? That’s PupPod. Related Tags:

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Beagle Freedom Project: Research Animals Win!!

September 17, 2015

Beagle Freedom Project hit a home run this Summer: Nevada and Connecticut passed the Beagle Freedom Bill giving facilities a right to release for adoption those animals who qualify when testing ends; an 11-State research animal rescue of historic proportion; an innovative new program leveraging the Freedom of Information Act and crowd-sourcing to gain release […]

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Pet Safety: How Safe Are Pet Products?

August 12, 2015

I noticed a tweet to the FDA the other day, asking them to make sure pet products are safe before they’re sold in stores. Someone’s puppy had died. I wondered if the petitioner discovered there are no regulations requiring pet products be tested for safety before going to market. According to the Center for Pet […]

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