Introducing Cats and Dogs By Dr. Bethany Richards, The Catnip Times Adding to your fur family is an exciting time, however, it can also be nerve-wracking predicting how your current pets will react to a new arrival. The key to introducing a new pet to your current fur babies is to take it slow. Many rescues will test dogs to ensure that they are friendly towards cats; and test cats to see if they handle [...]
Are you making big plans for holiday meals and family get-togethers? Deciding on the menu, shopping for gifts, and getting the house in tip-top shape for company are big jobs. But if you want your dog to be a welcome part of the...
AKC Reunite Pitches in to HelpHurricane Michael Evacuees and Their Pets Our hearts and prayers go out to the many people and pets in the Florida panhandle and surrounding areas that were in the path of Hurricane Michael and its aftermath. The magnitude of the devastation from this storm is unimaginable and AKC Reunite®, the nation’s largest non-profit pet identification and recovery service is here to contribute to relief efforts. In support of the many [...]
Common Mistakes to Avoid When Moving with CatsBy Angela Pearse, The Catnip TimesRelocating to a new home, even within the same city, can be more difficult if you’re moving with cats. Even if your feline friend is usually docile, he may become extremely stressed if uprooted from his cozy home environment and his familiar territory. We’ve put together some of the most common moving pet mistakes, so you’ll know what to avoid when it comes [...]
Reunited in Alabama When Anilee B. from Decatur, Alabama realized her calico cat Malala was missing, she immediately called AKC Reunite to report her as lost. “She always sits on the counter and watches me do my makeup… When she wasn’t in there, something didn’t feel right and we started looking around the house for her but couldn’t find her. This is when I called AKC to report her as missing.” [...]
Does your dog look for any opportunity to sneak a dash into the big exciting world? It may be exciting for him, but dangerous – and terrifying for you. If this sounds like your dog, you need to take extra precautions to keep him safe.
AKC Reunite, the largest pet non-profit pet identification and recovery service provider in the United States, is excited to celebrate the 5 year anniversary of the AKC Pet Disaster Relief Trailer Program. AKC Pet Disaster Relief helps local Emergency Management teams provide temporary sheltering and care for pets displaced by a disaster. Once donated, the AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailer and the equipment inside become the property of the municipality to deploy whenever a [...]
How Cats Help Improve Mental HealthBy Chelsy Ranard, The Catnip TimesFor cat people it’s no question: the whiskers, the fuzzy faces, the meows, and the head nudges let us know our cats are definitely beneficial to our mental health. The rest of the world, however, has some catching up to do. Those who don’t have cats are missing out on the cats’ appeal. The reality is that behind all of the warm cuddles and purring [...]
Don’t let anybody tell you that teaching your dog tricks is a waste of time. Time spent building a special bond with your dog is never wasted. Being basically obedient - knowing sit, down, come, and stay - is certainly important...
Essential Oils and Your Pet are Like Oil and Water – They Don’t Mix What are essential oils? Essential oils are volatile, organic constituents of plants that contribute to fragrance and taste. They are extracted from plants via distillation or cold pressing. Essential oils are utilized in a variety of ways in varying concentrations: as insecticides, in aromatherapies, personal care products (e.g., antibacterials), flavorings, herbal remedies and liquid potpourri. Though helpful for your own [...]