Archives for January 2011

Ask Dr. Diane: My Dog Urinates on My Bed!

Dear Dr. Diane, We adopted a 1.5-year-old female Jack Russell mix from the shelter. She was in the prison training program but only for a few weeks. She is mostly housetrained but does have accidents occasionally. The problem is that she will urinate on our beds randomly. We cannot figure out why she does this. […]

Should Your Dog Sleep with You?

OK, we’d like your opinion on this question: should your dog sleep with you? A new study from the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) titled “Zoonoses in the Bedroom” warns people about the risks of sharing their beds with their pets. They give examples including  a young boy who developed the plague after sleeping with […]

Tinsley Mortimer: American Humane Association’s New National Ambassador

Her face has graced the pages of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar and her line of luxury handbags are always on trend, but New York notable Tinsley Mortimer has also proved that philanthropy is always in fashion. The socialite is currently serving as the National Ambassador for the American Humane Association. “I am honored to serve […]

Dogs Predict Super Bowl Winners

OK, maybe it’s a little unconventional, but Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI) has come up with a way to predict the winner of the Super Bowl…using pet names. Yes, this pet insurance company is willing to predict the winner of the Big Game on February 6 based on the number of pets named in honor […]

Puppy Crack Dog Treats Review

Product: Puppy Crack® dog treats What It Is: crackers for dogs made from all-natural ingredients Manufacturer: Rescue Me Dog Bakery (made in the USA) DogTipper Review: As you know, we use a lot of treats as we train our dogs so we’re always on the lookout for nutritional dog treats made with human grade ingredients. […]

How to Help Your Dog Lose Weight

As you know, we’re taking the Eukanuba 28-Day Challenge this coming month. Along with several other bloggers in the DogTime Blog Network, we’ll be trying out our choice of Eukanuba dog food and writing about it over the coming weeks. The food we selected to try is the Eukanuba Weight Control Natural Lamb and Rice […]

Lassie Star Jon Provost Attending NC Fundraiser

He touched the hearts of TV viewers as Timmy in the family-friendly series Lassie, and today– a half century after sharing the small screen with the lovable Rough-Coated Collie, actor/animal advocate Jon Provost touches the lives of dogs in need by spreading the word about the wonders of a human/pet connection at fundraisers which benefit […]

Must Love Cats Premieres Feb. 12

Sure to be the cat’s meow to feline fanciers (myself included,) Animal Planet debuts Must Love Cats, a kitty-centric compilation of quirky cat stories, on February 12 at 8 pm E/PT. Host John Fulton– a musician whose muse for his “kitty ditties” is the mews of purring pals– will take cat lovers on a six-part […]

IS Pet Dog Hoodie Review

Product: Winter Sweet Heart Dog Hoodie What It Is:Lightweight hoodie for dogs Manufacturer: IS PET DogTipper Review: Our dogs are definitely not clothes hounds; they each have a coat that they will wear when it’s really cold but otherwise their wardrobe is pretty much limited to a collar. Tiki has pretty thick fur so I […]

Recognizing Salmonella in Pets

It seems that the risk of Salmonella is one of the more common reasons for pet food and treat recalls. Anyone who has ever had Salmonella themselves know that this is an extremely unpleasant experience. Pet food contaminated with Salmonella can infect your pets as well as yourself, just through handling. Here’s what the US […]