Joy of Living Overland Park
Help Your Pet Reduce His Carbon Pawprint
With Earth Day coming up tomorrow, there is a lot of focus on taking care of the environment. Here are some ways you and your pet can help: Disposing of pet waste. It’s estimated dogs in the US produce 10 million tons of waste, cats 2 million. For dog waste, plastic bags do not decompose in landfills. Using biodegradable bags, […]Continue Reading
Is Your Pet a Jet-Setter?
Do you have a pet that aspires to be a jet setter? If you want to fly with your pet, check out this list of pet friendly airlines from Petfinder.com: Continental. Has a PetSafe program has a 24-hour Live Animal Desk that tracks the pets from origin to destination. Travelers using PetSafe can even earn miles. […]Continue Reading
America’s Top Five Dog Parks
It’s summertime and many of us are planning vacations. Are you looking for a trip that will be fun for you and your dog? Check out the top dog parks in the country as ranked by Dog Fancy magazine. Jackass Acres K-9 Korral in New River, AZ. Some of the highlights that make the top-ranked […]Continue Reading
10 Tips to Keep the Peace in a Multi-Cat Household
Congratulations, you’ve added another cat to your household! Having multiple felines can be fun but it also has its challenges. Following are ten tips to maintain order and keep all the feline residents purring: If you have one cat currently and are now adding another, choosing a new cat of the opposite sex can reduce […]Continue Reading
Does Your New Cat Know the House Rules?
Congratulations, you’ve just adopted a new cat! What sort of gear do you need to keep your feline friend happy and healthy? The list includes litter and a litter box, bed, food and water bowls, a carrier and an ID tag. Another important thing to remember is to check with the shelter or breeder where […]Continue Reading
Pet Cancer Research Helps Pets and People
As we’ve been discussing this month, pet cancer is a serious problem. There are research projects currently underway worldwide with thoughts of not only helping pets afflicted with cancer, but humans as well. Research has shown that some forms of cancer rare in humans are much more common in pets, so studying and developing treatment […]Continue Reading
What Causes Cancer in Pets?
The majority of pet cancer cases occur in middle aged and older pets, with Cats having a higher incidence of cancer than dogs. Following are some feline cancer facts: 32% of all cats over 10 years of age will die from cancer 10% of all feline tumors are found in the mouth 25% of all […]Continue Reading
Raise Your Pet Cancer Awareness This Month
Blue Buffalo Pet Food and PetCo have teamed up to raise awareness and further the fight against pet cancer. Statistics show that nearly half of all disease-related pet deaths are caused by cancer. Throughout this month, PetCo consumers will be able to round up their in-store purchases to the next highest dollar or make donations […]Continue Reading
Our pets, because they live closer to the ground than we do, are exposed to more toxins via their paws (chemicals in cleaning products and carpeting, de-icing substances, lawn products to name a few). With all the chemicals around us and our pets, how can we make our surroundings healthier? One way to eliminate chemicals […]Continue Reading
When Clean Can Be Toxic to Your Pets
Jessie, the curious canine: You humans just amaze me! Every year at this time, something in you goes into overdrive, and you begin to clean in a frenzy and clear out the clutter. You lovingly refer to it as “Spring Cleaning,” but not once do I see you throw out the cat in these attempts […]Continue Reading