Wednesday, 30 April 2014


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The majestic Greyhound dog breed is the fastest dog on the planet. This canine can run 45 mph while the average dog can run approximately 19 mph.


Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Pet parasite prevention

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Parasite prevention: Pets using treatments keep the whole family healthy

Springtime can bring about many dangers for pet parents. Parasites are a reality in any pet owner’s life. It is quite common for a pet to contract an internal parasite like tapeworm or an external parasite such as fleas. A pet catching a parasite- like cat fleas, the most common of all the fleas- is inevitable if a monthly preventative treatment is not used. Fleas can jump on people and enter the home making it easy to infect even indoor pets. Most parasites can infect humans putting children in the home at risk. Prescription monthly topical treatments like Advantage Multi by Bayer may seem expensive but it is a small price to pay to ensure your family is safe. Find out why monthly prevention is so important to defend against the dangers that the warm weather brings.


Wednesday, 23 April 2014


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Dogs may have the superior nose but the felines ears are far more sensitive than a dogs.

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Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Spring is here & exercising with your dog is in season

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The wonderful walk:

Spring is here and exercising with your dog is in season

Spring is here and finally pet parents can start spending more quality time outside with their canine companions. Exercise is one of the key ingredients in giving a dog a happy and healthy life. It is in a dogs nature to travel and walking your dog is one of the best and more common ways to get your dog to burn off energy. Some dogs need more physical and mental stimulation than others. Getting to know your dog is crucial when it comes to physical activity and can help tone muscle, combat obesity and stop destructive behavior all together. Find out how to perfect the walk, always be prepared and use the walk to make your dog a better listener.


Sunday, 20 April 2014


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A young rabbit is called a kitten or kit. A male rabbit is a buck and a female rabbit is called a doe. Does any of this sound familiar?



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Wild female rabbits living in their natural habitat have a lot on bunnies. They can birth approximately eight litters a year.


Easter dogs with rabbit ears

Adorable dogs put on bunny ears to celebrate Easter

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Pawbly: social network for pet parents

Popular Pawbly: Social network for pet parents is growing fast

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Don’t be caught taking a cat nap and miss out on the fun and informative social network for dedicated pet parents- Pawbly

Pawbly- pronounced Paw-Blee- is a fairly new website designed to connect pet parents with pet experts and other concerned pet parents. It is an online community that is dedicated to the care of pets. Veterinarians, pet experts, bloggers and caring people make up the members of Pawbly. Users can ask and answer questions posted by other users, post articles, photos and words of support.

Members are able to share and favorite posts in a format similar to twitter. The site is easy to use and has a lot to offer and growing fast. It’s entertaining, educational and best of all- it’s free.

Saturday, 19 April 2014


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Across the world our superstitions just seem silly. In Australia the black cat is a symbol of good luck- the exact opposite is believed by western society.


The Easter Bunny & more: Fun Easter facts

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The Easter Bunny and more: Fun Easter facts

Find out where the most famous rabbit came from, how Easter is celebrated around the world and more! These facts are full of candy, beautiful photos of rabbits and the holiday spirit. Check out these Easter facts and have a happy holiday weekend! 

Pet Food Recall: April 2014

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Pet food recall: April 2014

The Robert Abady Dog Food Co., LLC RECALLS "Abady Highest Quality Maintenance & Growth Formula for Cats"

FDA PRESS RELEASE-April 18, 2014

Erika Kaye
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 8, 2014 - The Robert Abady Dog Food Co., LLC of Poughkeepsie, NY, is recalling its 2 lb, 5 lb & 15 lb boxes of "Abady Highest Quality Maintenance & Growth Formula for Cats" because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.


Friday, 18 April 2014

Adorable Easter pets

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Photos: Cute pets celebrate Easter

Happy Easter from Paws For Reaction! Check out these adorable photos of festive pets celebrating Easter! Spring has sprung!

Click here to see these adorable Easter pets!

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Important information for rabbit owners

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Bringing home the bunny: Important information for rabbit owners

They are cute and cuddly and can be fun to watch as they play and hop for hours. Rabbits are gentle, social creatures with big personalities and even bigger popularity with pet parents.

These little cuties are commonly thought of as part of the rodent family but they are in fact lagomorphs.
There is also a misconception that small animal pets such as rabbits are low cost and low maintenance. But just like dogs and cats, these small animal pets need regular veterinarian check-ups and have their own specific needs. Rabbits are often adopted at Easter time and given as gifts- unfortunately many of these rabbits end up in shelters. Commonly thought of as a low maintenance pet rabbits in fact require as much care as a cat or dog.
All that aside they are playful, spontaneous and sometimes mischievous creatures with big hearts. They love human affection and companionship and can be great pet partners in crime. These are the realistic and important facts a first time rabbit owner must know when welcoming the new pet into the family.

Pet portrait artist honors pets

"Zoe" Artwork by Suzanne Leonard
Pet portrait artist honors pets with beautiful and detailed paintings

Pets are like family members. They have personality, quirks and emotions. Pets are often treated just like family- they get gifts, go on vacations and end up in family photo albums. There are so many different ways that pet owners invite their animals into the family circle.

Some pet owners chose to honor their pets with a custom pet portrait. This special piece of art is both home décor and a way to show your love for that special family member. The number of talented pet portrait artists is rising and these artists are constantly raising the bar. When a client commissions a piece they are generally looking for a final product that is detailed, polished and true to their pet. California based pet portrait artist Suzanne Leonard delivers a finished product that is all that and more.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Eggs in a Pets Diet

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Easter inspired treats: Are eggs good snacks for pets?

 is in season and painting eggs is all the rage. Don’t be fooled, eggs are more than just the pretty and decorative symbols of this spring holiday. Eggs are full of protein and nutrients that are great for people. But are eggs good for pets?
The general rule is to avoid raw egg when feeding this treat to any dog, cat or small mammal pet. Those pets all have similar reactions to uncooked egg. Some snakes and other reptiles will eat whole eggs but it is important that reptile owners do a lot of research before feeding an egg to their pet....

Sunday, 13 April 2014


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Rin Tin Tin- the first Hollywood celebrity dog- would sign his own contracts with his paw print. That German shepherd was one smart and talented dog!


Friday, 11 April 2014


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Cats make such wonderful, long-term companions and can live well over 20 years. Crème Puff is the oldest domestic cat on record lived three days past her 38th birthday and still holds the title as oldest cat to date. She was born on 3 August 1967 and died on 6 August 2005

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AKC top 10 popular dog breeds of 2013

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Is your dog considered to be one of the most popular breeds of 2013? Check out the AKC's list of top #dogs of last year and find out!


Thursday, 10 April 2014


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The Basenji is the only dog in the world considered to be “barkless.” A lot of these dogs make a yodelling sound as opposed to a traditional dog bark and have very cat-like behaviours.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Easter lily deadly to cats

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Easter lily is a beautiful gift but is deadly for cats

Easter is a wonderful holiday to celebrate with family- pets included. Like so many other holidays the celebration can unintentionally pose a threat to a cat or dog. One common Easter gift is lethal to cats and symptoms can show up in as little as six hours.

The spring celebration usually involves chocolate that can be a deadly treat for a dog. Something else to consider is the Easter grass that lines the bottom of most Easter gift baskets. It can create dangerous intestinal damage if ingested by a dog or cat, resulting in expensive vet bills.   

The real Easter enemy for pets is the beautiful Easter lily. This glorious white flower is highly toxic to cats. There are many lilies and other flowers that are deadly if ingested by a cat including the popular poinsettias we see at Christmas. According to an article published on Pet Poison Helpline they receive hundreds of calls this time of year from people concerned about a cat that has ingested Easter lilies...

Monday, 7 April 2014

Extraordinary pet: Sandy

Photo by David
Extraordinary pet: Sandy fell fast in love with her family

By Stacey Gonzalez
Sandy the miniature cocker spaniel is laid back and always available to get a pet or a scratch- just in case anyone is wondering. She will snuggle up with anyone for some love but her favorite snuggle buddy is David. While she loves lazy days with her family she will go for a good run if she thinks it’s worth it.

Sandy is 5 years old and has become a true member of her family. Her owner David reefer’s to Sandy as his sister and David’s mom even calls her daughter. She has so much love for her whole family- especially when they have a treat to give.


Saturday, 5 April 2014


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Set the sugar aside- cats can’t taste anything sweet because their taste buds don’t detect sugar.

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Letter from the editor

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There is an animal control officer in Canada who is spending his hard earned dollars in court to defend himself against a Facebook group of- well to be quite frank- bullies. Some people have signed a petition in regards to an alleged situation that they DID NOT witness. I have tried to keep quiet but I cannot- people use social media as a means to start a witch hunt. They know nothing about this and how many animals he has helped. Its ignorance and I say that with no disrespect- there's nothing wrong with being ignorant, its simply a lack of knowledge. They have not witnessed anything that could provide them with a valued opinion about the ability he has to do his job. Nor has he been convicted or found guilty. Yet still some people have listened to gossip and chose to spread it further- turning it into a hatred that they don't even recognize. They are to far gone. And so they slaughter a man on Facebook and defame his name and breed more hate from the gossip. Its starting to make me sick because it happens everywhere, everyday people are using #Facebook to hurt one another. Read the news- its spilling over into real life. Do you want this man to lose his life? Someone to go 'postal' on him- or as I like to say 'go all Facebook.' I am not going to offer hatred- therefore I'm not going to name names or sell anyone out. What I will offer is insight and I hope those relying on a strangers 'word' or local gossip will take it into consideration before more victims of Facebook #bullying lose their lives.

Friday, 4 April 2014


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Don’t expect a newborn to be too rambunctious- puppies are born blind and deaf. They are also born without teeth.



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Abraham Lincoln loved cats and had four of them in the White House. Adolf Hitler hated cats. Enough said.

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Extraordinary pet: Nyla

Extraordinary pet: Nyla loves making her family smile
Photo by José
By Stacey Gonzalez- March 2014

Five years after the tragic accident that took her dog Daisy, Jos
é and her cat Nova are finally ready to welcome a new dog into their lives. This dog may be very different from Daisy but the one thing they do have in common is the love they have for their family.

José adopted Nyla in March 2013. She was a sweet little puppy. Nyla is a mix- German shepherd, golden retriever, Chow Chow and black Labrador retriever. She is very tall and lanky which makes her extra cute in that clumsy puppy kind of way. When she was little she was a fuzzy ball of fur and as she grew her coat became short and sleek. Her adorable ears fold over in a funny way that matches her personality perfectly.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Fun things in the future for Paws For Reaction

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Fun things in the future for Paws For Reaction

Its a new year and its time to do some fun new things! Paws For Reaction is introducing some fun new online partnerships! Thanks to our amazing readers we are able to reach a wider audience and we want to tell you all about it!

The Paws For Reaction editor in chief and top contributor has been selected to be the Ottawa Animal Training Examiner on Examiner is a fantastic news and information website that features writers and researchers who specialize in different things- like pets for instance. Check us out there!

Paws For Reaction has also partnered up with! is a site where you can make a list for just about anything, giving it a ranked order. Other rankers can view your list and vote. It is a fun little online community and anyone can join. Paws For Reaction will be featuring Ranker lists on our webpage so stay tuned for that. We want your votes and feedback. Join me on!
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Tuesday, 1 April 2014


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Laika- a three-year old stray mutt- became the first living being in space via an earth satellite in 1957. Upon re-entry into the Earth’s atmosphere Laika died and her death sparked debates about animal rights around the world.

#Dog Fact

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