You Won’t Believe What This Sweet Yorkie Mamma Is Doing!

Bridget, a 10-year-old Yorkshire Terrier delivered two puppies by C-section at the Humane Society in Utah that, unfortunately, did not survive. On a whim, an employee decided to introduce her to a litter of kittens with a missing mother. Apparently a mother’s love knows no bounds! Bridget’s maternal instincts traversed the line between species and postoperative difficulties: she adopted all five kittens! Continue reading

Wednesday Wellness: The 411 on Pet Insurance

It’s hard to believe that as a pet owner for many years that I am just now thinking about getting pet health insurance. Before I get all embarrassed about that confession (or drag you down with shared guilt) apparently, we are not alone. Even though 65% of American households own a dog or a cat, only 1% have insurance. In the UK, however, 25% of pets are insured. In fact, Brits are more likely to have pet insurance than for their human children! Continue reading

Best of the Best: Best Pet Names

When you name your child, it is a process.  You wake up in the middle of the night with a great name idea.  You ask friends, family, and even the neighbor about their thoughts on your names.  Every pet owner can tell you it is almost the same process for naming pets.  Sure maybe it’s not as involved, but a pet’s name speaks to his attitude and that name will forever stick with you for the rest of your life. Continue reading

Dog and 17-year-old Trainer Win Top Prize in “Britain’s Got Talent”

It’s been said that every dog has his day, but for Pudsey and his owner Ashleigh Butler, they obviously have many great days in store with a long, successful career ahead of them. They wowed crowds with a “Mission Impossible” number full of stylish dance tricks and garnered enough votes to win the 500,000 pound prize (roughly $1 million U.S.) Continue reading

Feline Fridays: Wild Pathogens that Can Hurt Your Cat

I’d just been reading an article about the environmental overlap of free-roaming domestic cats and wildcats when my sneaky indoor cat slipped outside. So now I have added incentive to blog about the dangers of diseases outdoor cats can carry. Cali the cat is very cute right now as she chases bugs in the wildflowers and smart enough to evade me when I try and catch her. So why should I be motivated to cut this idyllic scene short? Continue reading

Fun in the Sun: Aquatic Safety for Dogs

It’s a little intimidating to blog now that so many of you folks have recently subscribed and are expecting deep, profound nuggets to chew on! I’m having performance anxiety! So I thought if I couldn’t be thought provoking, I could at least go for heroic. And nothing is more heroic than saving lives, right? With the warmer weather approaching, we often head for bodies of water to stay cool. And of course you will take your best friend, but there are things to consider before your outing on the boat, to the pool, or other aquatic playground. Continue reading

Finding the Right Chew Toy for Fido

I got a message on Facebook from a delighted yet slightly disappointed fan about her dog chewing one of our toys to bits and pieces quickly. Even though I am a famous world traveler, I like to have that personal touch and let my fans know that I hear them. Where you hurt, I hurt. It may be difficult to comprehend that pet guardians have to provide items for their dogs knowing full well that those items will be destroyed. Such is the nature of chewing. There are several reasons we dogs chew. Continue reading

National Pet Week: Celebrating the Human-Pet Bond

As promised, to celebrate National Pet Week, we are looking at ways to elevate the joy of the bond between pets and their people. Your pet makes your life so much richer by providing you with unconditional love, entertainment, and creates an instant ice breaker with strangers just with their mere presence. This is just scratching the surface for all they do for us, so we are hoping you’ll join the conversation for ways to bless our feathered and furry companions! Continue reading

Best of the Best: Best BaxterBoo Items for the Camping Season

The smell of flowers blooming and the sounds of birds chirping… ah yes, summer has arrived!  Of course with some nice beautiful weather, camping is on the forefront of everyone’s mind.  Okay, maybe not everyone, but mine anyway.  This week’s Best of the Best is dedicated to showing off some of the best camping items that BaxterBoo has to offer! Continue reading

National Pet Week: Responsible Pet Ownership Quiz

This week is National Pet Week! Now this is a celebration we pet lovers can get excited about that! Whether reptiles or birds make you happy, or you’re more of a dog or cat person, there are plenty of ways to celebrate. The goals of National Pet Week are to promote responsible pet ownership, celebrate the human-animal bond, and promote public awareness of veterinary medicine. We’re going to explore these ideas through the blog this week.

Take this quiz to see how you measure up as a responsible pet owner! Continue reading