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Monday, March 20, 2017

Things You Didn't Know About Dogs

With 400 million dogs estimated worldwide, our loyal companions are part of our lives for better or for worse; hopefully, for the better. Humans have domesticated dogs, keeping them as pets, for over 12,000 thousands years, so, we know plenty about them, but there’s still plenty more to learn about our furry friends. Next, we give you some less known facts about dogs and their world.
  1. Experts in canine behavior have concluded that a dog can be as smart as a two-year-old human baby. On average, dogs can understand about 150 words.
  2. Contrary to popular belief, dogs can see in colors, just not as vivid as humans do.
  3. Puppies are totally helpless when they are born, being born blind, deaf, and toothless. The first sense puppies develop is the sense of touch.
  4. Dogs’ nose prints are as unique as human fingerprints, and can be used to prove a dog’s identity.
  5. “Fido” is Latin for fidelity.
  6. Dogs are pack animals and they view their human owners as the leaders of their pack.
  7. Experts in canine behavior claim that dogs can read our faces; in other words, dogs can tell if we are happy, angry, sad, etc. just by looking at our faces.
  8. Like people, dogs dream too. If, during sleep, you see your dog twitching it means that she is dreaming.
  9. If your dog is acting up it might be because it senses a storm coming. Dogs can hear, smell, and feel a change in the weather way before humans do.
  10. Smaller dogs, like Chihuahuas, can hear sounds in higher ranges than bigger dogs.
  11. Like humans, dogs are right or left handed.
  12. Dogs sweat out through the pads of their paws, and their main form of cooling down is panting.
  13. When dogs drink water, they form the backs of their tongues into little water cups.
  14. A dog’s wet nose helps detect scent by absorbing the water droplets that carry smell.
  15. The longer a dog’s nose, the more efficient its internal cooling system.
  16. When a dog is wagging its tail to the right it means that he is feeling happy; wagging the tail to the left means that he is frightened.
  17. The smell center of a dog’s brain is 40 times larger than human’s.
  18. When you see a frightened dog putting its tail between his legs is because this behavior helps cut off the scent glands in the anal regions which carry their personal scents and individual information. It seems that the frightened dog is hiding his “ID Card.”
  19. Dog urine corrodes metal. In Croatia, several lampposts collapsed due to too much dogs’ urine.

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Friday, March 17, 2017

K9 Sport Sack: The Best Dog Carrier in the World

Check out this amazing dog carrier! The K9 Sport Sack Dog Carrier was created so that you and your pet could go out and adventure safely and comfortably. No more leaving your best friend behind. Bike rides, motorcycling, hiking, shopping and anything else you can think of is a whole new experience with a K9 Sport Sack Dog Carrier and your best friend riding on your back. If you’re like us and like to take your dog with you to places, then the K9 Sport Sack Dog Carrier is perfect for you. Never leave your dog behind!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Do Dogs Dream?

There is plenty of scientific evidence that dogs do dream. A commonly cited one is the fact that animals of lower intelligence, such as rats, have been researched on the subject and found to dream while sleeping, so, if a rat dreams, a higher intelligence animal such as a dog also dreams. Dogs sleep more than people do. On average, dogs sleep for about 12 to 14 hours of every 24-hour cycle, but for puppies, seniors and certain breeds of dogs this statistic raises to 18-to-20 hours. With all this sleeping time there is plenty of opportunity for dreaming; and that’s exactly what dogs do.

At the structural level, the brains of dogs are similar to the brains of humans. Also, during sleep, our brain wave patterns are similar, so it is not surprising at all that the structure of dogs sleep resembles that of humans. Like humans, dogs cycle through stages of wakefulness, rapid-eye-movement or REM and non-rapid-eye-movement. Also like humans, dogs dream both during REM and non-REM stages, but we, humans, can only remember what we dream during REM. We can extrapolate this observation to dogs, but we are not sure.

Based on her body movements and extrapolating from our human experience, it is believed that when a dog is dreaming, she is dreaming about you, the owner. Human dreams consist of replaying events that we experienced throughout that day, but in a more visual and less concrete or rational way. Simply put, our dreams connect to actual experiences or components of events that happened while we were awake. For dogs, we, owners, are the most relevant event in their lives, so, when dogs dream, they are dreaming about what they did that day with us.

If you want to know when your dog starts dreaming, wait for about 20 minutes after he or she falls asleep. When you start seeing his/her eyes moving, like blinking, behind the eyelids, that’s the moment when your dog starts dreaming. Not all dogs dream the same. Small dogs dream more than large dogs; puppies and seniors dream more than middle-aged dogs. 

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Shop to Help Rescued Animals > The Animal Rescue Site

Thousands of pet-themed items to choose from!

Every purchase at The Animal Rescue Site results in a donation to this charity.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Library of FREE Pet Airline Shipping Forms

From our business affiliate, Dry Fur, we get these FREE shipping forms ready to download and use (PDF format). Includes:

  • Live Animal Certificates of Acclimation
  • IATA Shipper's Certification for Live Animals
  • Live Animal Feeding and Watering Instructions - Shipper's Declaration
  • And more!
You can download these forms HERE.

For All Your Pet Travel Needs

Our business affiliate, Dry Fur, offers the pet travel products, tips and instructions to make pet airline travel and transportation BETTER. Get easy access to pet products and travel tips that help pet owners transport, ship or relocate their pets easier, safer and more comfortably. Also at Dry Fur you'll find all the hard to find and airline required pet carrier and kennel accessories; all airlines compliant and approved for domestic and international flights. In addition, Dry Fur offers a full library of pet airline shipping forms to download or print FREE of charge. To visit Dry Fur, look for and click on the Pet Airlines Travel Supplies logo at the top of this webpage (left side).

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Outstanding Self-Heated, Self-Cooled Underground Dog House

On September 20th, 2016 Miller Pet Products will launch a product to improve the lives of the estimated 60 million dogs that live outdoors, year round. The Dogeden is the original self-heated, self-cooled underground dog house.

The idea started on a hot summer day when owner Tony Miller noticed his dog digging in the ground next to his doghouse in the summer. His dog unknowingly dug up a great idea. The earth is cold, even in the summer, if you dig down enough, you get down in the 50's. The idea continued into the winter and sure enough, in the middle of the winter, when the air temp is below zero the ground is warm. That 55-60 temperature is just right for dogs, and the reason most wild dogs live in dens dug into the earth. The DogeDen is not only the only dog house to mimic nature, but it's also the only dog house to feature utility free heating and cooling. 24/7/365.

We call it "Paradise for Pets" because it's the perfect temperature inside the DogeDen all year long!

Miller Pet Products has worked tirelessly over the last few years bringing this revolutionary, ground-breaking, naturally-insulated doghouse to market.

The doghouse is heated and cooled using the earth's own natural temperature control system. This is the perfect pet shelter for your yard or kennel and takes up 80% less space.

The uni-body construction guarantees watertight integrity. The design ensures ease of installation and gives you the peace of mind knowing that your dog will be comfortable in extreme hot and cold weather conditions.

This naturally air-conditioned and heated, energy-free dog shelter does all of this 24/7/365 and still costs 75% less to purchase than our closest competitor. It will be the first insulated pet shelter you can afford! We're excited to offer you a great value, and a smarter design that your pet will love!

Our loyal customers have pre-ordered their DogeDen's and will be the first consumers to get their hands on one, and now we have opened up the website to take nationwide orders for the DogeDen 60, and for a limited time with FREE delivery!* A small shipping charge for shipping to Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, Puerto Rico. To visit our store, CLICK HERE.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Is Your Dog Potty Trained Enough?

Is Your Dog Potty Trained Enough?

House Training a puppy or adult Dog is such an essential issue for its owner that even a single exclusive tip turns out to be extremely helpful.

The first step in making your Dog fit for polite company would be to potty train him. Some see this training as a hassle and some as a challenge.

For me, it is part of bringing up a pet.

Click here to subscribe to a FREE course on housetraining puppies and dogs.

There are a few things you need to know before you actually start potty training a puppy or adult Dog. I enumerate these below:

  • You need to understand your dog's body language. Watch for signs that will indicate to you when your pet wants to eliminate.
  • If you own puppies, remember that they need to go potty at fairly frequent intervals - as soon as they wake up, after short naps, after play-time, after meals, before and after being crated and finally, before retiring for the night.
  • Take your Dog for walks at the time that he usually does his potty. Take him out to the yard and then to the same place there every time he needs to answer nature's call.
  • Praise your Dog after he eliminates at the right place. Some Dog owners even give treats to their dogs. But remember to do this every time he does it right. He will relate the rewards to his having "done it right" and zero in on the spot where you want him to defecate regularly.
  • With time, you can try signal training. This is so that you know when your doggie wants to go. You can hang a bell at his level near the door and teach him to push it with his nose or pat it with his paw on his way out.
  • Until your Dog has been fully potty trained keep him under strict vigilance. Do not let him roam around the house freely.
  • Use a crate. A crate-trained Dog is usually very happy to get his own den. The advantage of crating is that dogs do not soil the place where they sleep. So, he will naturally not eliminate inside the crate.
  • If you have a small dog and if you live in a high-rise building or in a place that does not have a proper backyard, you can try litter pan training. What you do is create a space for your pet to eliminate in your house itself.
  • Use positive reinforcements while housebreaking puppies or adult dogs. Do not scold or hit him as you will gain nothing by doing that. He will only associate punishment with your return from outside. If you catch him in the act, a stern 'NO' or 'FREEZE' will do. It will startle the Dog enough for him to stop pooping.
  • Be prepared to return to a soiled home if you are keeping your Dog home alone for more than 4 hours as separation anxiety is quite common among home - alone dogs.
  • Accidents will happen. It is unusual for a trained adult Dog to work against its house training. But medical problems or health disorders may lead to sudden accidents.
  • Many dogs mark their territory. These can be a leg of a table or a particular wall. Intact male and female dogs mark their territories by urinating. Use deodorizers to spray on the places where your Dog has marked.
  • If you are patient and are ready to accept that house training a dog takes time, even months sometimes, you will end up having a good housetrained Dog.

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Now we will move on to how to potty train puppies and adult dogs.

Potty Training A Puppy:

Irrespective of breeds, housetraining a puppy is considered to be one of the biggest challenges by dog owners. If you think housetraining your puppy simply involves a steady supply of old newspapers, then think again.

A puppy does not develop full control over his bladder until it is over 4 or 5 months old. Since they are growing and developing rapidly at this time, puppies eat more, burn more calories and need to eliminate more frequently than an adult Dog.

After each nap, meal, drink or play, take your puppy to his designated area (indoors or outdoors, wherever you have decided) and stay there until it eliminates. Then bring him to his crate.

Repeat this situation everyday until he has developed a habit out of it.

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Potty Training An Adult Dog:

The best way to housetrain an adult Dog is to begin all over again.

Observe him very closely. Maybe even maintain a diary of where he goes and when. Whether he is pooping when you are home or only when you are outside; whether you can time yourself to be home when he feels the need to go outside.

You can try dog crates, but be careful to introduce him gradually to them.

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Remember, commitment, consistency and intelligent use of positive reinforcement will make you the owner of a perfectly housetrained Dog. Don't expect miracles. You will only be disappointed.

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Help with Veterinary Bills

From Lessons from a paralyzed dog, here is an article that I found worth sharing with PETworld readers

Discover organizations that offer financial aid when pet owners can’t afford paying veterinary bills > List of organizations that help nationwide, including:

  • List for pet owners
  • List for rescue groups
  • Aid resources for pet owners in Canada

To access these lists, CLICK HERE

Monthly Book Club for Dog Owners

This innovative book club is of an outrageous value for all dog owners and dog lovers. Each month you’ll receive a complete course on a different dog topic. Topics covered include: training, health, diet, older dogs, puppies, common diseases, and more. Turn into a highly-skilled dog owner that knows exactly what to do in every aspect of dog ownership. For example:

  • How to best give first-aid to your dog
  • How to best train your dog
  • How to best travel with your dog
  • How to best play with and entertain your dog
  • How to best care for your dog if it’s elderly
  • How to best groom your dog
  • How to choose the best dog breed for your family

Each book is around 30+ pages long —but wait, there’s more! Each month you will also get a recorded interview with an expert on the topic of the book you’re reading.

For more detailed information, CLICK HERE. 

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Shop Where It Matters! PETworld Supports The Greater Good Network of Stores

From jewelry and clothing to household items and gifts, The Greater Good Network of Stores offer visitors a unique opportunity to support causes they care about while shopping for unique gifts online. Our favorite charity, The Animal Rescue Site is displayed predominantly on PETworld; most popular charities from the Network are also listed with a direct link to each site. Every purchase at The Greater Good Network of Stores results in a donation to charity. International shipping is available worldwide. Just look at this impressive list of participants!

  • Shop to Help Rescued Animals > The Animal Rescue Site
  • Shop for Pink Ribbon > The Breast Cancer Site
  • Shop to Support Veterans > The Veteran Site
  • Shop for Fair Trade > The Hunger Site
  • Shop to Support Autism Research > The Autism Site
  • Shop to Support Alzheimer’s Research > The Alzheimer’s Site
  • Shop to Support Diabetes Research > The Diabetes Site
  • Shop to Support Education and Literacy > The Literacy Site
  • Shop to Support Wildlife and the Environment > The Rainforest Site

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Monthly Book Club for Dog Owners

This innovative book club is of an outrageous value for all dog owners and dog lovers. Each month you’ll receive a complete course on a different dog topic. Topics covered include: training, health, diet, older dogs, puppies, common diseases, and more. Turn into a highly-skilled dog owner that knows exactly what to do in every aspect of dog ownership. For example:
  • How to best give first-aid to your dog
  • How to best train your dog
  • How to best travel with your dog
  • How to best play with and entertain your dog
  • How to best care for your dog if it’s elderly
  • How to best groom your dog
  • How to choose the best dog breed for your family

Each book is around 30+ pages long —but wait, there’s more! Each month you will also get a recorded interview with an expert on the topic of the book you’re reading.
For more detailed information, CLICK HERE. 

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Earn a good, solid income with your own pet sitting and dog walking business

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  • Become your own boss
  • Earn a good, solid income 
  • Make your own rules
  • Do something that you love and make your dreams a reality
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Friday, February 3, 2017

It's a GREAT Dog's Life! (For the Pampered and the Spoiled)

Like what you see? Then you’ll love what is waiting for your pet on our The Pampered and the Spoiled Corner. In partnership with PupRwear, we bring you an impressive line of products in categories such as: dresses, shirts and skirts, pajamas and robes, hats and visors, bandanas and scarves, coats and jackets, toys, sunglasses, ties, collars, jewelry, shoes and boots, spa accessories, bikinis, seasonal, dog birthday, gift baskets, ID tags, car seats, personalized, and more! To enjoy in its entirety this amazing pet boutique, turn to our The Pampered and the Spoiled Corner (right top) and click on PupRwear's link (Boutique for Spoiled Dogs).

Take Your Dog on Vacation!

BringFido is a dog travel directory that provides unbiased reviews, detailed pet policy information, and online reservations at more than 25,000 pet friendly hotels through a partnership with Travelocity. Information is also available on thousands of bed & breakfasts, vacation rentals, and campgrounds that welcome pets in 150 countries worldwide.
When making vacation plans, dog owners look to BringFido for the lowdown on both airlines and hotel pet policies, as well as recommendations on dog beaches, off-leash parks, outdoor restaurants, and other animal attractions in more than 10,000 cities around the world. Bring Fido even has a toll-free number (877-411-FIDO) dog owners can call if they need assistance locating a pet friendly hotel at the next exit on the highway, an animal hospital that's open at 4am, or the best restaurant in Little Italy that allows dogs to sit at its outdoor tables.
Since launching in April 2005, BringFido has helped more than half a million people take their dog on vacation. When you're looking for somewhere to stay, play or eat with your dog, BringFido is the place to come.

Are all Pet Beds the Same?

The most important thing in your pet’s life is having a comfortable and secure place to sleep and rest. What your pet sleeps on can make the difference between a contented, healthy pet, and a pet that is uncomfortable, and irritated with health problems, caused by the fillers and fabrics used in some commercial beds.

Did you know that there can be pet bed related health problems?

  • Allergies – Can be caused by beds that are made of cedar chips. A lot of people believe that cedar chips help keep away the fleas. But a thoroughly washed bed is what is really needed.
  • Chronic Pain – Dogs with Hip Dysphasia and pets with Arthritis should have a comfortable, supportive bed. Foam “egg crate” bed types, usually sold for these purposes, are too stiff to allow pets to get into a natural, comfortable position.
  • Chronic Sickness – Your pet’s unclean bed can cause and perpetuate health problems.
  • Parasites – Beds that cannot be washed can become breeding grounds for extremely harmful parasites.
  • Odor – If your pet’s bed cannot be washed regularly, it will have a strong “doggy” odor, and so will your house and pet.

Your pet’s bed is very important to your pet’s overall health and happiness. When you love your pet like a family member, you will receive so much pleasure from providing a special, secure, and comfortable bed, where your pet will absolutely love to rest. That special bed is a WALLY BED.

To preview the complete collection of beds from WALLY BEDS, click on link.

Pets on Airplanes – Video Series

Tips and tricks on how to travel with your pet on an airplane (click on link): Pets on Airplanes – Video Series

Where do you want to bring your pet? Click HERE to explore over 100,000places to stay, play, and eat with your dog.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Best Homemade Dog Food Recipes

Is the food you’re feeding your dog causing its slow death? Check-out these worrisome facts:

  1. There have been 5300 dog food scares in years 2006-2007 alone, with over 3,600 pet deaths.
  2. Many commercial dog foods contain chemicals and bi-products harmful to your pets
  3. These bi-products may lead to cancer, obesity, heart attacks, kidney disease or even death
  4. Homemade dog foods offer a safer choice, but most owners are unsure of the nutritional needs of their dogs... To finish reading this article and watch a video, CLICK HERE.

How well is your dog groomed?

How Well Is Your Dog Groomed?

The reason one should groom his/her Dog is simple - your dog's physical state influences the way he feels and the way you look at your dog. Extreme cases, where lack of proper care, cleaning and grooming can directly affect the behavior of your Dog, are not rare.

Proper grooming not only infuses a healthy glow to your dog's appearance, but also helps develop his self-esteem; while it makes you a very proud parent, when you show off your Dog to others.

The first step involved in dog grooming is: Brushing!

Brushing has been universally acknowledged by expert dog groomers as the single most important step in grooming.

The benefits of brushing are many. To name a few:

  • Better blood circulation
  • Shinier and healthier coat
  • Better bonding

Subscribe to this FREE dog grooming mini course and learn more about brushing and combing and other grooming tools and their applications.

Even if you know how crucial brushing is for your Dog's health and well-being, we all know that there is a right way and a wrong way of doing anything. And without doubt, you would like to do everything the RIGHT way when it comes to your Dog.

Yes, there's a method to follow while brushing your Dog.

Here are FIVE steps to successfully brushing your Dog that will prove to be extremely useful:

  • Brush against the growth of the hair first with a slicker brush and then with a medium or wide-toothed comb.

  • The slicker brush removes all the loose hair and the comb takes care of the tangles.

  • Brush your Dog along the hair growth and make sure you reach the skin as you brush his way.

  • Then use a flea comb over the coat to get the fleas and remove any remaining tangles. Part the coat and start from the root and then comb through.

  • If your Dog's paw pads are hairy, then clip them using electric clippers. Do not clip the hair in between the pads. Clip only the excess hair.

Brush your Dog's hairs to prevent it from matting. Matting can be a very painful experience.

Regular brushing untangles the matted hairs on your Dog's coat. Since this is a risky job to do, the best way out is to prevent them from forming in the first place. And doing this is simple: just brush and comb your Dog regularly. If and when you see any mats or tangles, use a detangle solution and a medium-toothed comb.

Don't wait until your Dog is dirty or matted to introduce him to grooming. That would make him associate the experience with unpleasantness. Moreover, many dogs learn to see their routine brushing as an alternate form of petting, i.e. another source of affection and attention.

Subscribe to this FREE dog grooming mini course and start Grooming your Dog all by yourself right from the comfort of your home Today.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Basics of Dog Training

Basics of Dog Training

It's essential for Dog parents like you to know certain basic factors that determine your relationship with your Dog and can go a long way in training him effectively.

Before you begin training your Dog, it is absolutely essential that you build a loving bond with him. This is important as it helps you to understand his needs and instincts and also allows your Dog to have complete trust in you.

Know more about Dog care from this free mini course

Let us see how.......

How To Bond With Your Dog

Building a bond with your Dog is the first and the most crucial step involved in training him successfully. As soon as you bring your Dog home, you must first try to develop a caring and loving relationship with him in order to win his trust and confidence.

When Dogs are secure in the knowledge that they belong to the family, they are more likely to respond better to their owners' training commands. Just like with any relationship, there must be mutual trust and respect between you and your Dog.

Trust takes time to develop and respect comes from defining boundaries and treating any breach of those boundaries with firmness and fairness.

Without enforceable limitations, respect can’t be developed. And when there is no respect, building a bond with your Dog is almost impossible.

4 Golden Rules To Building A Relationship With Your Dog :

  • Spend quality time together;
  • Take him out in the world and experience life together;
  • Establish and promote a level of mutual respect; and
  • Develop a way of communicating to understand each other's needs.

Building a bond with your Dog will not only help you manage him better but will also make your Dog calm, quiet and an extremely well-adjusted pet.

Love Your Dog and He Will Love You back

Once you're succesful in building a bond with your Dog, you can rest assured that training him and teaching him new and clever tricks will be a cakewalk.

Learn how to bond with your Dog with this free mini course.

How Your Dog Learns...

Your Dog's learning period can be divided into five phases:

The Teaching Phase - This is the phase where you must physically demonstrate to your Dog exactly what you want him to do.

The Practicing Phase - Practice makes Perfect. Once a lesson is learnt, practice with your Dog what you have just taught him.

The Generalizing Phase - Here you must continue practicing with your Dog in different locations and in an environment with a few distractions. You can take your Dog out for a walk, or to a nearby park and command him to practice whatever you've taught him.

Practicing the learned lessons in multiple locations and in the presence of small distractions will help him learn and retain lessons better .

The Testing Phase - Once you're sure that your Dog has achieved almost 90% success....he responds correctly almost every time you give a command, you must start testing his accuracy in newer locations with a lot of distractions.

Example: Take him to the local shopping mall and ask him to obey your command. He may not come up with the correct response the very first time you do this, but you must not lose hope.

The idea is to test your Dog to see how he responds in an environment which is new to him. Set-up a situation where you are in control of the environment and your Dog.

There are only 2 possibilities:

  • Your Dog succeeds!!! (Trumpets please!)
  • In case your Dog fails, re-examine the situation. Review and/or change your training. Then try testing again.

Keep on testing until he succeeds. Follow the rule of the 3 Ps – patience, persistence, praise.

Internalizing Phase - Finally, comes the extremely rewarding phase where your Dog does everything he is taught to do even without your commands.


  • Never scold your Dog if he fails. It's not his fault. You have failed as a trainer!
  • You must be patient and persistent for your efforts to show rewards.
  • Appreciate and love your Dog when he does it right! A little encouragement will work wonders for your Dog.

Learn how to train your Dog better with this free mini course.

Copyright (c) 2009 TrainPetDog.com

Monday, January 30, 2017

What is the dog population worldwide?

There is no easy answer for this question; estimating the dog population in households (pets) is more or less a settled issue, but when we are talking about dogs roaming freely worldwide (stray dogs), counting them is both hard and unreliable. The best-known statistics for global dog population comes from the dog food industry. Looking to find out about how profitable this industry would be in particular countries, research groups were employed to take census of pet dogs in those countries. Most statistics accepted globally come specifically from these research groups. According to worldatlas, countries with most dogs worldwide (combined stray dogs with pets) rank as follows (five top countries):
  1. USA = 75.8 million
  2. Brazil = 35.7 million
  3. China = 27.4 million
  4. Russia = 15.0 million
  5. Japan = 12 million
In positions six to 10 we get the following countries: Philippines (11.6 million), India (10.2 million), Argentina (9.2 million), France (7.4 million), and Romania (4.1 million).

The most heartbreaking statistic that we can get is how big the stray dog problem is globally. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are more than 200 million stray dogs across the planet.

As pets, dogs are the most popular: 33% of households worldwide include one or more dogs, 23% include at least one cat, and 12% go for fish. Ranked at the top three countries are: Argentina with 82% of households having a dog, Mexico ((81%), and Brazil with 76%. For dogs, USA ranks fifth in pet ownership with 50%; for cats, we rank third with 39%. (For complete statistics, click here.)

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

The Myth of Cats' Nine Lives

Cats, both feared and worshipped throughout the ages, have always fascinated us. Like no other animal, felines are regarded as creatures with great power. In ancient Egypt, cats were revered as divine; later on, during the middle ages, they were “downgraded” to magical, but still holding great power, this time, dark or black power, but still power.

No one knows exactly where the myth of a cat’s nine lives (seven in Spanish-speaking countries; six for Arabs and Turks) is coming from. The most common theories point to a cat’s strong immune system and/or to the fact that cats seem to land on their feet when they fall from high places. Both nine and seven are numbers embedded with mysticism; seven in particular is believed to be a lucky number, the carrier of life and abundance. Nine (3*3) is regarded as a “trinity of trinities.” And cats truly seem to have good luck! Due to their speed and great agility, cats are able to jump and escape from many difficult situations. There is a lot of truth in the belief that a cat falling from a high altitude will land on its feet with minimal or no harm. On a study completed back in 1987, 90% of cats falling from altitudes ranging from two to 32 stories were able to survive. The other 10% were not that lucky, but still, this is an impressive statistic.

In English-speaking countries, nine lives are preferred. This number in particular seems to be coming directly from Ancient Egypt where, as we said, cats were revered as divine or sacred. The sun god, Ra, gave life to nine other gods, and together they were known as “the nine and Ra.” To visit the underworld, Ra used to transmute from human to cat, ultimately, becoming "one with nine lives." By association, nine is the number of lives attributed to cats from ancient times to the present.

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Dog Grooming

Where do you want to bring your pet? Click HERE to explore over 100,000places to stay, play, and eat with your dog.

For a bed fit for a king, or a prince, or a whiskers, or a morris, visit WALLY BED. The bed that pets love!

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Your Pet's Health: Helpful Articles about Dogs and Cats

On our business affiliate, Natural Wonder Pets, you’ll find 120+ articles in organic or natural remedies also known as alternative or holistic medicine for pet’s care, dog or cat. Each one of these insightful articles elaborating in a holistic or naturopathic procedure that is safe, practical and highly effective for pets. Examples of topics are: Cancer Symptoms in Dogs and Cats; Natural Cures for Cat Hairballs; Caring for a Dog with Congestive Heart Failure; Diet Pills for Dogs; How Can I Help My Dog Live Longer, Naturally; Canine Diabetes, Feline Diabetes: Six Symptoms to Look For; 5 Dogs Skin Problems, 5 Natural Remedies; Holistic First Aid Checklist for Your Dog or Cat, and a lot more! If you’re interested in the exciting world of naturopathic care or holistic healing for pets, this innovative collection of articles is a good place to start. To open the complete collection, click next: GO TO ARTICLE LIBRARY.

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