Saturday, 28 June 2014


Put your paws up because its CATURDAY!
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Controversy in the World Pup

Vote for the pooch of your choice in Animal Planet's World Pup
The final four compete in the Animal Planet’s World Pup

By Stacey Gonzalez
The Spanish soccer team may have been knocked out in the first round of the FIFA 2014 World Cup but when it comes to Animal Planet's World Pup Spain just might be the top dog.

This year marks the first year for Animal Planet's World Pup. Their website features a voting competition for dog breeds that represent the 16 countries competing in the 2014 FIFA games. Voters can participate on Facebook or Twitter and the voting takes place until Thursday, July 10 when the winning pup will be announced.


Friday, 27 June 2014


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Dogs and humans have been companions for quite some time with the earliest European images of dogs showcased in cave paintings. This vintage dog art can be found in Spain and dates back to 12,000 years ago.


Wednesday, 25 June 2014

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Remote control dog toy promotes fitness

Photo courtesy of Go-Go Dog Pal
Techno a Go-Go: This innovative electronic dog toy promotes fitness and fun

Imagine a future where your dog can use technology for entertainment just like you do. Now stop imagining because that future is taking place right now at a dog park or backyard near you. Just like many people own gaming consoles or handheld gaming devices your dog can also play with its own electronic game- if you can fit it in the budget.
The Go-Go Dog Pal is an interactive device that can be used as a game, training tool or a way for your dog to release some energy. This remote control dog toy is shaped in a way that a dog cannot puncture it or get a firm hold onto it. Each Go-Go Dog Pal has a lightweight but durable plastic outer shell decorated like a cartoon woodchuck, raccoon or skunk- making it an innovative and adorable source of entertainment.

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Keira's FIFA sized problem

Keira mourns the loss of the Spain team in
FIFA World Cup 2014. Photo by Stacey Gonzalez
Keira's FIFA sized problem

Meet Keira- a Spanish soccer fan. She was so excited for FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil that her tail wagged in full circles instead of back and forth. Unfortunately for Keira her team lost horribly in the first round. She is so disappointed! She cried for days and now she wonders who to cheer for.

Can you make any predictions for Keira? Suggest a team for Keira! Leave a comment, post to our Facebook of Tweet Keira with #KeirasTeam in the post!


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See kitty run! Cats are able to run 30 mph or faster.


Tuesday, 17 June 2014


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When you see your dog you are all smiles- but what does your dog see? A dog is most likely to interpret a big, glowing smile as baring ones teeth, which is a sign of aggression.


Monday, 16 June 2014

Pet Holidays in June 2014

June brings sunshine and love for pets of the past and present
June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month
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June 16, 2014- The month of June not only brings sunshine and summertime but it also raises awareness for shelter cats and celebrates our animal companions- living and dead.
June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month from the ASPCA and Adopt a Cat Month from the American Humane Association. It is intended to raise awareness about the joy of rescuing a cat from a shelter. There are so many loving, affectionate cats in shelters right now just waiting to find a forever home. The ages range from kitten to senior and the breeds are plenty. It’s hard not to find the perfect feline friend in one of the many shelters out there. Giving a senior cat a second chance or bringing home a kitten that was separated from its mother in the wild is an amazing feeling...

Friday, 13 June 2014

Photos: FIFA World Cup 2014 celebrated by dogs

Soccer loving dogs celebrate FIFA World Cup 2014!!

The biggest tournament in the world kicked off this week and Paws For Reaction is celebrating with these adorable furry soccer fans! Happy FIFA celebrations!
Photo by Stacey Gonzalez 

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Thursday, 12 June 2014

Beat the heat: Safe swimming with your dog

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 PART 1: Testing the water-Guide to safe summer swimming with your dog

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Pet Food Recall: June 2014

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Pet Food Recall: June 2014

Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls 62 Bags of “Science Diet® Adult Small & Toy Breed™” Dry Dog Food Because of Potential Health Risk


PRESS RELEASE - June 2, 2014 - Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. of Topeka, KS is voluntarily recalling 62 bags of Science Diet® Adult Small & Toy Breed™ dry dog food as they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The suspect product, part of a single production run, was distributed to 17 veterinary clinic and pet store customers in California, Hawaii and Nevada between April 24 and May 13, 2014. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.