dogs http://apr.org en Pet Resorts http://apr.org/post/pet-resorts <p>Gone are the days when your pet had to spend its "vacation" in a cramped cage.&nbsp; Pet resorts have become very popular - with both owners and their furry friends!</p><p>**********************</p><p> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 13:45:00 +0000 Mindy Norton 56026 at http://apr.org Pet Resorts Hot Spots http://apr.org/post/hot-spots <p>Hot spots are more than just a nuisance; they can cause your dog some real discomfort.&nbsp; Some owners of long-haired dogs get their pets&nbsp;clipped for the summer just to make sure the&nbsp;dog's heavy coat can't trap and hold moisture in the hot weather.</p><p>***********************</p><p> Sat, 05 Jul 2014 13:45:00 +0000 Mindy Norton 55088 at http://apr.org Hot Spots Tainted Pet Treats http://apr.org/post/tainted-pet-treats <p>About half of jerky pet treats in the US are imported from China.&nbsp; New warnings indicate that such treats could pose serious and even deadly risks to your pet's health.</p><p>*****************************</p><p> Sat, 24 May 2014 13:45:00 +0000 Mindy Norton 52550 at http://apr.org Tainted Pet Treats Mother's Day http://apr.org/post/mothers-day <p>In the pet world, Mother's Day has a very different connotation from that in the human&nbsp;experience.&nbsp; Most pet mothers never get to see their babies grow up.&nbsp; This Mother's Day, consider things from your pet's point of view.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Make plans to keep your pet from becoming a mother by having her spayed.&nbsp;</p><p>*******************************</p><p> Sat, 10 May 2014 13:45:00 +0000 Mindy Norton 51645 at http://apr.org Mother's Day Puppy and Kitten Season http://apr.org/post/puppy-and-kitten-season <p>The puppies and kittens you see&nbsp;at your local animal shelter are the lucky ones, because they are up for adoption.&nbsp;&nbsp;(The unlucky ones never made it that far.)&nbsp; But even those who did make it to the adoption area still may not find homes.&nbsp; That's the sad reality of pet overpopulation.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>********************************</p><p> Sat, 03 May 2014 13:45:00 +0000 Mindy Norton 51235 at http://apr.org Puppy and Kitten Season Autism and Pets http://apr.org/post/autism-and-pets <p>For years people believed that interaction with companion animals was helpful for children with autism, providing them with unconditional love, nonjudgemental friendship, and social interaction.&nbsp; A new study shows that dogs can provide very real benefits for these children.</p><p>***********************</p><p> Sat, 26 Apr 2014 13:45:00 +0000 Mindy Norton 50362 at http://apr.org Autism and Pets Fire Dog Wins Monument Madness http://apr.org/post/fire-dog-wins-monument-madness <p>The <a href="http://arsondog.org/" target="_blank">arson dog training program</a>, sponsored by State Farm Insurance, has put more than 300 dogs to work in over 40 states and several Canadian provinces.&nbsp; These special animals are an arsonist's worst nightmare and a firefighter's best friend.&nbsp; Readers of the Washington Post agree, voting the National Fire Dog Monument as the top monument in Washington, DC!</p><p>******************</p><p> Sat, 05 Apr 2014 13:45:00 +0000 Mindy Norton 49620 at http://apr.org Fire Dog Wins Monument Madness Book Buddies http://apr.org/post/book-buddies <p>Research has shown that interaction between humans and animals can make learning&nbsp;a positive experience for children.&nbsp; That's the basis behind the Book Buddies program that started late last summer in Birdsboro, Pennsylvania, near Reading, PA.</p><p>***************************</p><p> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 13:45:00 +0000 Mindy Norton 48821 at http://apr.org Book Buddies A Pet's Nose http://apr.org/post/pets-nose <p>Large or small, round or pointed, long or short -&nbsp;a pet's nose is a finely tuned instrument that&nbsp;&nbsp;the animal uses to gather a wealth of information about its surroundings.</p><p>*****************************</p><p></p><p> Sat, 08 Mar 2014 14:45:00 +0000 Mindy Norton 47991 at http://apr.org A Pet's Nose Dogs Afraid of Thunder http://apr.org/post/dogs-afraid-thunder <p>03</p><p>Does your pet become anxious in response to loud noises&nbsp;(like thunderstorms)?&nbsp;&nbsp;Most animal experts recommend not cuddling and hugging an anxious pet lest you reinforce the negative response.&nbsp; So what's a caring pet owner supposed to do with a cowering, trembling furry friend who is obviously afraid of the noise?</p><p>***********************</p><p> Sat, 01 Mar 2014 14:45:00 +0000 Mindy Norton 47637 at http://apr.org Dogs Afraid of Thunder And the Winner Is... http://apr.org/post/and-winner <p>It may be a Wire Fox Terrier that won the hearts of the judges at Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show this week, but it's the Labrador Retriever that has won the hearts of people all across the country.</p><p>*******************************</p><p> Sat, 15 Feb 2014 14:45:00 +0000 Mindy Norton 46818 at http://apr.org And the Winner Is... Mutts at Westminster? http://apr.org/post/mutts-westminster <p>Westminster Kennel Club has a tradition that goes back more then 130 years, but in 2014 it's not the purebred dogs that are capturing&nbsp;news headlines&nbsp;but the mutts that are making a showing in the WKC's&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;first time ever&nbsp;agility competition.</p><p>****************************</p><p> Sat, 08 Feb 2014 14:45:00 +0000 Mindy Norton 46414 at http://apr.org Mutts at Westminster? Pet Dental Health Month http://apr.org/post/pet-dental-health-month-0 <p>When we think of a smiling cat, we might think of the Cheshire Cat, whose beautiful smile was the only thing visible when he disappeared.&nbsp; Sadly, for the majority of both cats and dogs kept as pets, their teeth are not so healthy.&nbsp; It's up to you to make sure your pet's smile is bright and clean!</p><p>********************************</p><p></p><p> Sat, 01 Feb 2014 14:45:00 +0000 Mindy Norton 45985 at http://apr.org Pet Dental Health Month Cold Weather Protection for Pets http://apr.org/post/cold-weather-protection-pets <p>Smart idea, even for a cat, to have a shelter that is raised up off the ground.&nbsp; The animal is protected from bitterly cold winds, too, in a well-build dog (or cat) house!</p><p>******************</p><p></p><p> Sat, 25 Jan 2014 14:45:00 +0000 Mindy Norton 45553 at http://apr.org Cold Weather Protection for Pets Pet-friendly Home http://apr.org/post/pet-friendly-home-3 <p>Having pets may mean you have to work a little harder to keep the house clean, but smart some choices will make things easier.&nbsp; And less cleaning may mean more time with your furry friend!</p><p>**********************</p><p> Sat, 18 Jan 2014 14:45:00 +0000 Mindy Norton 45125 at http://apr.org Pet-friendly Home