Here’s a fun infographic for you! The type of pet you own says a lot about you.
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Are You a Cat or a Dog Person via Pet Supplies
…wait. It’s not what you think.
This is some seriously fun news, cat lovers. Like many of us, Pizza Hut Japan recognizes that two of the best things in the world are PIZZA and CATS. It’s pretty hard to argue against the idea that both of these things are awesome on their own, but what happens when you join the two together? Magic.
The good people at Pizza Hut Japan have capitalized on that magic by creating a new web video series about cats running one of the Pizza Hut restaurants.
Check out this article from CNET.com, titled “These Pizza Hut Cats Want to Serve and Entertain You,” which also includes links to the individual videos of the pizza cats. You really can’t miss these hilarious web commercials. Go ahead, check it out.
**The image posted here is strictly for entertainment purposes. We don’t recommend feeding pizza to your cat!
Most pet parents will probably agree that no holiday celebration is complete without their favorite furry sidekick, and Labor Day is no exception! However, since most Labor Day celebrations don’t typically include many dog-friendly activities, you’ll need to employ a little creativity when choosing how you’ll spend today with your best friend.
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
Host your own last-minute dog-friendly grill out. Since pets aren’t usually invited to the neighborhood barbeque, your friends and neighbors will probably be surprised when you call with an invitation specifically for their dog. We think it’s a super fun idea, though, however unusual it may be. Of course, it’s always a good idea to reserve the human food for the humans. Instead, be prepared with a lot of treats, toys, and water stations. Let the pups run and play together while you enjoy socializing with their owners.
Visit a Dog Park or a Dog Beach. Why not bring your pooch along while you’re out enjoying the last bit of summer? Instead of going to a regular beach (where pets are usually not allowed), visit a dog beach instead. Whether you choose a dog park or dog beach, pack a few snacks and bring enough fresh water for both you and Fido.
Take a Hike! The majority of national parks and forests are pet-friendly, and taking a hike with your best friend is a great way to spend the day. It’s fantastic exercise for both of you, and we guarantee that your dog will enjoy this activity as much (if not more) than you! To make it even more fun, invite some friends, and encourage them to bring their dogs, as well.
Do a little digging. If you’re looking for a specific dog-friendly event, whether it’s for this holiday or for any other day of the year, Bringfido.com is a fantastic resource. This is a worldwide directory service, which lists dog-friendly resorts, parks, beaches, restaurants, events, and anything else you can think of. Check online for events or play groups that you think may be fun for your pup.
Whatever you plan to do this Labor Day, make sure you’re making the most of these last few weeks of summer. Of course, we are also very interested in your pet’s safety, so we can’t resist reminding you to bring tons of water and keep him/her as cool as possible. Although it is late in the season, heat stroke and heat exhaustion are still common this time of year. Do your best to keep your beloved pooch safe from the harmful effects of extreme temperatures.
Did you know that certain school supplies can be hazardous to your furry sidekick? Whether it’s by choking or gastrointestinal foreign body, these items can absolutely be dangerous for pets. Pet360 has compiled a list of some of the most common culprits in the back-to-school hazards for your best friend.
Check out “Top 10 Scary School Supplies”, courtesy of Pet360.com.
Veterinary medicine has made incredible strides over the last couple of decades, and as a result, our pets are living longer and fuller lives. For those of us who have made a lifetime commitment to our furry family members, having them around longer is a joy and a blessing.
However, there seems to be a significant number of families who have “outgrown” their aging pets. At least, that’s the most logical conclusion that can be drawn from the growing trend of homelessness among senior pets. Well, as the saying goes, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. If yours is among the thousands of families who are interested in adopting a new pet, we’d like to urge you to consider a senior.
Still need some convincing? We’ve come prepared.
In many American animal shelters, senior pets are considered to be among the least adoptable pets, and they are often the first candidates for unnecessary euthanasia. We would love for that to change. If you’re in the market for a new pet, consider a senior. We can say with absolute conviction that you’ll be so glad you did.
Tillman is better at skateboarding than a lot of humans we know! He held the Guinness World Record for “Fastest 100m on a Skateboard by a Dog” from 2009 to 2013, and his talent has even landed him on an iphone commercial. Check him out in this great candid video!
Did you know…
While adult cats only have 30 teeth, dogs have 42. The reason for this difference is their individual dietary needs. Cats and dogs have the same number of incisors and canines, which are the teeth that are used for tearing meat. However, dogs also require vegetation in their diets (your best kitty friend is strictly carnivorous). Because of this difference, dogs have more molars and premolars, which are the teeth that are used for crushing and grinding plants. Regardless of their diets, though, our pets need their teeth cleaned regularly… just like we do!
The Basenji is the only breed of dog that is unable to actually bark. Instead, they make an unusual sound, often referred to as a “baroo”. It sounds similar to a yodel… check out the video below!
Do you ever wonder why your cat can climb gracefully upward, but when it is time to come down, she is either stuck or forced to jump? It’s a kitty paw design flaw! Because their claws are curved inward (like a hook), they are perfect for digging in to a surface so that she can then pull her body upward. However, this doesn’t work quite so well on the way down. Tell that to the neighborhood firemen the next time they need to rescue your cat from a tree. It’s not kitty’s fault!
A common misconception about dogs is that they are colorblind. This actually is not the case. While they don’t have the pleasure of experiencing the same robust color spectrum that we do, they do see some hints of color. Don’t worry that they are missing out on visual stimulation, however. Dogs have superior peripheral vision and can see extremely well in the dark.
Black cats have GOOD luck! The same gene that causes their fur to hold such a rich dark color comes along with the added benefit of increased resistance to certain viruses and bacteria. While this is certainly no reason to skimp on your best friend’s necessary preventative care, it’s still a fun fact to have on hand for the next time someone accused your adorable black feline of bringing bad luck.
Check out this hilarious compilation of sassy cats who love to annoy their canine housemates!
Have a great weekend, folks!