Nice Pet Scratch photos

A few nice Pet Scratch images I found:

gus (scratching) and betsy in the sun
Pet Scratch

Image by Keithius
Gotta scratch that itch, eh Gus?

Head Scratch
Pet Scratch

Image by DonnaGrayson
Cinnamon gets her head scratched

Pet of the Week: Gremmie, 6122868
Pet Scratch

Image by LollypopFarm
Gremmie is a sweet and beautiful cat. She is a 2-year-old gray-and-white female who is spayed and litter trained.

Gremmie likes to play with toys, but most of all she likes to be petted and spend time sitting on your lap or on your desk while you work. She loves getting head scratches, too! Gremmie is shy in new situations, but before long, she becomes more confident and very affectionate!

She is currently living in a staff member’s office at Lollypop Farm and is getting along fine with the two dogs who are there during the day. Gremmie would be happiest in a quiet home.

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Comfort Dogs for Boston

It’s been 2 weeks since the attacks in Boston, and all of the facts are still being gathered.  One aspect that PetsitUSA is especially interested in is the comfort dogs that visited Boston.  The simple acts of having a dog present or hugging dogs can help victims feel better.  The Lutheran Church Charity K-9 Comfort Dogs were available to help during the week after the attacks.  Comfort dogs can be sent across the country.  They were also in Texas after the recent fire.  Some great pictures can be seen in the following articles about comfort dogs:

K-9 Comfort Dogs

Boston Magazine

The First Lutheran Church of Boston


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{Simple Womans Daybook}April 29,2013

FOR TODAY Outside my window… I am thinking…what will we be planting late summer and early fall, and along with it, just the amazing miracle of life that gardening reminds us…’s a constant circle of cycles and watching some of the plants grow from seed to plant to seed….such a reminder of the blessings that…

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What is the best way to treat and eliminate mites on Syrian Hamsters?

Question by Megan: What is the best way to treat and eliminate mites on Syrian Hamsters?
What is the best way to treat and eliminate mites on Syrian Hamsters?
Friends of mine have a Syrian Hamster and she itches all the time. They have heard that she may have mites but they are unsure on how to treat them.

What is the safest and most effective way for them to treat the their mite problem?

Best answer:

Answer by Hamster Xpert
Mild cases of mite infestations can be treated with an anti-mite spray designed for rodents available from pet shops. The head of the hamster should be shielded to avoid spraying into the eyes and the body sprayed. The cage should be cleaned, sprayed with the anti-mite spray and clean bedding should be provided. This treatment should be repeated as directed on the anti-mite spray.

Hamsters suffering from mites should be isolated from any other hamsters or animals and be placed in a room of their own to avoid spreading mites to other animals.

If mild cases fail to improve within a day or two or in cases of severe mite infestation, or if signs of Mange develop veterinary treatment should be sought.

What do you think? Answer below!

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Redbox shelter meIf you’re looking for an inspiring and uplifting film to rent tonight, how about “Shelter Me”, an incredible PBS documentary that celebrates shelter pets and the humans who love them?

And, you can help pets while you’re at it! Through April 29, Redbox will donate 100% of the proceeds of Shelter Me rentals to the Halo Pet Foundation, dedicated to supporting shelters and rescues.

Shelter Me” is hosted by Katherine Heigl and sponsored by Halo. The film, by acclaimed filmmaker Steven Latham, aired last year across the nation and is available for rental at 45,000 Redbox locations.

The film follows the journey of two dogs from the streets, to their shelter experience, to their happy endings. Shelter Me shares the story of veterans, struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder, who credit their shelter dogs with saving their lives. And, the film goes into a women’s prison, where inmates train shelter dogs become service dogs for people with disabilities, vets and autistic kids.

Visit today to reserve your copy for rental and help support the incredible work shelters and rescues are doing to save these wonderful pets.

For more about Shelter Me, visit: Shelter Me @ Redbox Supports the Halo Pet Foundation


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Funny Kitten Repurposes Vacuum Into Digeridoo? [VIDEO]

Step Aside Roomba Cat, Digeridoo Cat Has Arrived

Digeridoo Cat

Most housepets run screaming from the household vaccuum cleaner, or at least attempt to dominate it in some fashion – but not this brave kitty!  Watch as this creative kitty fashions the vacuum clearner into his own digeridoo…or at least enjoys the cool air on his tongue.




Don't know what a digeridoo is? Now you know – watch below!

The Daily Treat: Animal Planet

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Dalmatian Puppy


Adorable Dalmatian puppy well, reflecting…….. no pun intended!

Via @daibertollo

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My dog was diagnosed with skin allergies. What is the best food for dogs who have this skin condition?

Question by belle: My dog was diagnosed with skin allergies. What is the best food for dogs who have this skin condition?
My dog was diagnosed with severe skin allergies, the vet prescribed several medications and special food for her, but it’s all way to expensive. The vet was charging me about $ 300 dollars for everything. With a two year old at home there is no way i can afford this. Does anyone know of any home remedies I can do for my Peke and does anyone recommend a special food brand?

Best answer:

Answer by siriusb23
It depends on what the allergy is, but the most typical is grains, followed by beef/cattle. Our rottweiler had skin allergies, and we started by eliminating beef food and treats (because that was easiest.) There was no effect. So we switched to a 100% grain-free food, and she only gets a small amount of treats with small quanities of grain in them. Her skin condition has cleared up entirely.

I can’t remember the brand we use, but we get it from Costco, it comes in something like a 30-lb bag for about $ 30, all-blue bag. Just find something that’s labeled 100% grain-free and try that, and remember treats have grain also.

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Clifford the Big Red Dog Kitchen Science Kit #Giveaway ~ Ends May 18th

Clifford and his friends love exploring the world around them and with this exciting kit they are learning all about KITCHEN SCIENCE! Emily Elizabeth, the narrator in the colorful 20-page manual, guides young scientists through captivating experiments with catchy titles such as test tube explosion, making slime, crystal star, crystal art, milk glue, colored celery, waking up fungus, fungus eats bananas, fungus in a tube, sticky ice, upside down trick, crystal garden, and exploding volcano. Young Scientists will feel like real scientists when they use the included colorful lab tray, measuring cup, test tubes, and funnel to perform their experiments!

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Canadian Food Inspection Agency: Salmonella Warning On Rollover Pork Tenders Dog Treat

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Rollover Premium Pet Food Ltd. are warning consumers not to purchase or use the Rollover Pork Tenders Premium Dog Treat described below. This product may be contaminated with the bacteria responsible for salmonellosis in humans.
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