Archive for the ‘pets’ Category

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR FISH TO DO AMAZING TRICKS

May 9, 2008

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PUPPY UPPERS

April 23, 2008

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From Gawker.com:

Last year Americans spent more money on their pets than on their children. Therefore, it was only a matter of time until the pharmaceutical industry tapped into this:

A drug for overweight dogs.

Slentrol, a diet drug for dogs, recently launched a new ad campaign. (see above youtube video)

Gawker also interviewed a pet “personal trainer” who says, the key to a pet’s weight loss is the right kind of exercise-like DOGGIE PILATES:

“What I tell every single owner is that the key to rehab and longevity is the right kind of exercise,” the founder of a wellness and weight loss clinic for dogs, Jessica Waldman, said. “The wrong kind of exercise is uncontrolled play.” Fetching and frolicking — that kind of uncontrolled play? Isn’t that exactly what most dogs need more of? “Oh no. No, no,” Ms. Waldman, a vet, said. She has her canine clients running obstacle courses and jogging on an underwater treadmill. And then there’s pooch Pilates — formerly known as “begging.”

“When you teach a dog to beg, meaning you ask them to sit up, that’s core abdominals,” Ms. Waldman said. To further strengthen and tone, “We teach them how to go into sort of a ‘down dog,’ where their head is down toward the ground but their rear legs are up high.”

DOGS ON WHEELS: SEE SPOT ROLL

March 25, 2008

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AOL has a story today on the newest trend:

Doggie wheelchairs!

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The AP piece is supposed to be uplifting and tug at the hearts of petowners. The New York Post reprinted the same article. However, under the photos they captioned the gallery, “See Spot Roll.”