Archive | January, 2015

National Pet Dental Health Month is Approaching!

The term “dog breath” exists for good reason, and most pet owners can attest to the fact that it’s a very unpleasant odor.  You shouldn’t just write it off as a normal part of being a dog (or cat), though.  That offensive breath can be a sign of a very serious underlying condition.  It’s such […]

Social Referencing in Pets

“Social referencing” is a concept that is talked about frequently in the world of human pediatrics and parenting.  With babies, social referencing refers to when infants and toddlers study their parents’ body language, facial expressions, and tone of voice to develop their own similar reaction to things or events that are new to them. Well, […]

Get Your Pup a Rubber Ducky Today!

This Wednesday, January 13, 2015, is National Rubber Ducky Day!  If you’re wondering why we celebrate this “holiday” on the 13th of January, look no further than the great Jim Henson.  Remember the song that Ernie sang about his beloved yellow duck?  Of course you do!  It’s a tried and true hit.  The Boston Pops […]

Crowdfunding Goes to the Dogs (…and Cats)

Crowdfunding, a relatively new concept, has garnered an incredible amount of attention and media coverage in recent years.  Understandably so!  It has created opportunity for those who would not have had it otherwise, and in 2013, the crowdfunding industry soared to over $5.1 Billion worldwide. It has become a very commonly used term, but for […]