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    November 19, 2015
    Coconut Oil Uses…For Pets

    If you have Pinterest at all, you’ve probably seen all the posts lately lauding coconut oil as the latest miracle cure for everything: dry skin, frizzy hair, cavities, cellulite, pink eye- the list goes on and on. Does it actually work? Well, I’d advise asking your doctor before using it in place of actual medicine, but it is very creamy and is great in food as well as home beauty treatments. Plus, it’s pretty cheap and has a million uses, including benefits for pets! Check out this post by Miss Coco at Coconut Oil Tips for tips for cats and dogs:

    -Add a teaspoon a day to cat food to prevent hairballs

    -Use as conditioner for fur

    -Soothes cracked paws/dry nose- especially important in winter!

    -Use as natural toothpaste/breath freshener

    -Supports healthy digestion in dogs and cats- 1 tsp per 10 pounds per day is good. Don’t give them too much, as it has strong detox properties and lots of calories.

    Photo Credit: Lynn Hasselberger 

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    October 28, 2015
    Wordless Wednesday: Panda Cat

    Photo from Pinterest

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    October 26, 2015
    Keep Your Pets Safe This Halloween

    Halloween is my favorite time of year. I love the decorations, the weather, and yes, dressing up. I’m an adult. I do what I want, haha. However, while Halloween is a fun time for kids and adults everywhere, it can be a dangerous night for your furry friends. Besides the risk of animals running outside when the doorbell is constantly being rung by trick or treaters, all animals are at a higher risk of abuse on Halloween night. Sure, there probably aren’t pockets of sacrificial death cults roaming your neighborhood, but I’m sure you have a jerky teenager or two. Animals, especially black cats, often become the victims of cruel “pranks” on Halloween.

    So, to keep your pets safe, keep them inside. Consider keeping them in a closed room away from the front door so they won’t run out. That way, you, your family, and your pets will have a safe and fun Halloween.

    Photo Credit: Werner Reischel 

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    October 21, 2015
    Wordless Wednesday: Halloween Kitty


    Photo from Blissful and Domestic

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    October 20, 2015
    If You Have A Cat, You Need To Read This

    I believe that every person alive should do everything they can to keep those around them safe. You should know what to do in an emergency: it could save your (or someone else’s) life. Know how to do CPR, do the Heimlich Maneuver, when to call 911, how to bandage a wound and apply pressure to stop bleeding, etc. If you choose to have pets, knowing how to perform certain tasks with them will keep them healthier and happier. If you have a cat, read this article by catington post at You should know how to:

    -Trim a cat’s nails

    -How to give a cat a pill

    -How to take your cat’s temperature

    Photo Credit: Luci Correia 

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    October 2, 2015
    Friday Fun Video: I Don’t Know Who Thought This Idea Would Work…

    Cats and hats don’t mix, but it was adorable for the .5 seconds that they left them on.

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    September 28, 2015
    Best Apps For Dog Parents

    Phones and apps have been making our lives easier for the past decade or so, and can APPly to almost every area of life. I have apps that save me money, give me directions, let me message friends, write stories, play music, and give me book recommendations. So, it makes sense for there to be apps out there for pet owners! I’ve just never thought of looking for them before, at least not until I found this article by Kate Puhala at BritCo. Here are the “must have” apps for dog and cat parents everywhere:

    Puppy Coach 101 ($2.99 on iPhone):  Perfect for training your new pup

    MapMyDogwalk (Free for iPhone and Android) Encourages you and your dog to get moving!

    DoggyDatez (Free for iPhone and Android) Lets you socialize with other dog walkers while you’re out!

    BringFido (Free for iPhone): Searches for pet friendly hotels

    Photo Credit: Micolo J 

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    September 3, 2015
    Why You Should Adopt A Black Cat This Fall

    Most people know the old superstition that if a black cat crosses your path, you’ll have bad luck. But did you know that people actually that superstition seriously? It may seem crazy in our day and age, but just because of that, black cats are far less likely to be adopted from shelters, and are more often victims of abuse. So, if you are thinking of welcoming a cat into your home any time soon, consider a dark furred friend! For more reasons why black cats rock, check out this post by Petco:

    -In Scotland, a stray black cat arriving at your home may mean you will win a jackpot!

    -Fishermen and their wives thought black cats were good luck, and would keep them in their homes and boats.

    -You won’t see black cat fur on black clothes. Win!

    -In Japan, black cats are thought to be good luck- particularly for single women. They are said to attract suitors!

    Photo Credit: PentaxSLR 

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    August 28, 2015
    Friday Fun Video: Squeaky Little Meows

    Ohh, my heart!

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    August 17, 2015
    DIY Crochet Mouse

    I love crocheting, and I love my cat. I also love making gifts for others (no I’m not a grandma yet, I just have a grandma soul)! When I saw this crochet mouse toy pattern by RC at, I was so excited! It’s so cute! Stuff it with some catnip and stuffing, and your cat will love you forever. Here’s the pattern for you fellow crochet geeks! It’s a fairly easy and cute amigurumi style toy!

    Photo Credit: Sherrie Thai 

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