Want to involve your pet in social networking and meet other friends who have a lot in common? There are Facebook applications for your your cat or dog to join just as you have.
Create a profile for your pet, upload as many pictures as you like, create a profile, find friends. You can link your dog to other dogs of similar breeding, locate local dog parks, compare toys and connect with other owners through themed groups.
This will bring tears to your eyes. Watch this just-released Quill: The Life of a Guide Dog Movie Trailer, the tale of a young Labrador retriever training to be guide dog in Japan. In the process he helps a lonely man discover friendship.
Any cat lover would appreciate beautiful photos of charismatic cats in picturesque settings. Throw in pithy quotes from famous French cat lovers and authors and you have The French Cat by Rachael McKenna, one of the most successful animal photographers in the field.
This coffee table photo book is populated with all sorts of cats within lovely French rural landscapes as well as its charming urban scenes. The author, originally from New Zealand, also provides heartwarming narrative of her life in France with her husband, Andrew, and their daughter, Charlize.
In honor of The Westminster Kennel Club 136th Annual Dog Show 2012 which is taking place this week on Monday and Tuesday, February 13-14 at Madison Square Garden, we are reading a book that takes a close look at the fascinating world of breeders and dog show lovers.
The book also explores the history and science of purebred dog breeding and the dog show culture--judging, training, naming, promoting, hairstyling, kennel-owning, RV-driving, hotel-finding, treat-selecting, and more.
We are a youth-oriented society. The web is inundated with puppy and kitten "cuteness". But as the days turn to weeks, months and years, we find our attachment to our golden retriever twins only deepens. If you feel the same way about your aging pets, you know that a longer life also means our pets suffer more age-related conditions.
Amy D. Shojai is a nationally known authority on pet care and behavior, and the award-winning author of nearly two-dozen nonfiction pet books. Her Complete Care for Your Aging Dog and Complete Care for Your Aging Cat can help you turn back the clock and keep your senior cats and dogs vital, happy, and active throughout their golden years.