more about: pets

13 Pets Who Love Real Simple

The black cat on our October issue of Real Simple turned out to be quite the conversation piece: Many fans kindly wrote in telling us how much they loved the cover; People.com did a whole story on the behind-the-scenes shoot of little Tajari; a few readers were sure that our editors manipulated the image to give the Bombay kitty such a cute nose (which […]

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How to Do the Cookie Stretch

If you’re a Yoga aficionado, chances are you’re familiar with the Cat Pose, the Downward-Facing Dog, perhaps even the Extended Puppy Pose. Ahhh, but do you know how to do the Cookie Stretch?! Or rather, does your dog? This past weekend, I wandered over to a dog health fair and made a pit stop at the Doggie Yoga class, my dog conveniently […]

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How to Help Homeless Pets…For Free

Believe it or not, it’s easy to make charitable contributions without spending a dime. By visiting freekibble.com you can help homeless pets just by answering fun trivia questions.

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What Do You Do When Your Dog Hates You?

These pictures are all you need to know about the cruel fate that has befallen our beloved dog this week. That’s right: we got a puppy. I swear it seemed like a good idea at the time. The backstory:  our dog, Uki, is a reject from Guiding Eyes for the Blind (of course, Guiding Eyes prefers the much gentler—if completely […]

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Have Two Pets? Who’s the Boss?

I have written before on this blog about the antics of my cousin Karen’s cats, but this one really takes the cake…or catnip as it were. In spite of careful planning on Karen’s part and talking to experts before bringing a new kitty (Tank) home to the “den” she shares with her main cat (Penny), all has not been smooth […]

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10 Tips for Brushing Your Pet’s Teeth

“You don’t have to brush all the teeth, just the ones you want to keep!” quips Patricia Dominguez, a practicing veterinary dental technician specialist at Gotham Veterinary Center in New York. (Full disclosure: my vet) It took a minute to sink in, though I realized two things at once: 1) This was no joke. 2) There would be no cutting […]

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My Husband, the Cat Whisperer

Cats love my husband. I really have no idea why. But if he finds himself in a cat household, sitting in one place for any length of time, invariably a cat will leap into his lap. Last week we had dinner with friends who have two cats; let’s call them Ray and Petey.  After dinner we repaired to the living […]

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Love Your Pet? New Products to Swoon Over!

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and few relationships are less complicated and more fulfilling than those we have with our pets. (Or as one Shannon Martin greeting card claims, “Whoever said ‘diamonds are a girl’s best friend’ never owned a dog.”) If you value companionship and comfort, you’ll be charmed as I was by the “never sleep alone” products […]

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That Dog Stole My Baby Name!

The other day, my dog and I met two adorable Yorkies: Diesel and Tank. When asked how these tiny terriers had come by their larger-than-life names, the man walking them said, “We wanted to be ironic.” It is Manhattan after all. Which got me wondering: Why do people choose certain names for their pets? Is the name based on an animal’s signature […]

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Pet Prep for Hurricane Sandy: Get the 411

First, an apology. I would have posted this sooner, but I was getting my own “go bag” ready. And standing on line with every other person in my neighborhood who was stocking up for Hurricane Sandy just in case. Second, some quick tips: – Make sure your pets are wearing their collars and ID tags. – Pack supplies of pet […]

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