When you’re trying to find a home for homeless animals, it’s all about reach.
In a survey, men’s social profiles were 78 percent more likely to be clicked on when their photos depicted a selfie with a dog, rather than a cat.
Ever come home to find your dog throwing up? Or turn around to see your cat choking on heck knows what? A call to your vet is probably a good first step, but now there’s a pet first aid app from the global disaster and emergency experts at the American Red Cross to help guide pet owners through their own animal disaster.
The Pet First Aid app offers step-by-step treatment tips for dog and cat owners in dozens of situations from bleeding to a car accident to hypothermia. Photos and how-to videos, such as pet CPR, demonstrate technique. A preprogrammed direct dial to Poison Control, as well as directions to the nearest animal emergency hospital let pet owners find further help for their pooch. Read more
Rover, an online social network for finding a dog sitter, has fetched some extra cash. TechCrunch reports that the company has raised $7 million in series B funding from the Foundry Group, with participation from existing investor Madrona Venture Group.
If you’ve ever seen the YouTube viral hit “Tickling Slow Loris,” in which an adorable wide-eyed creature throws his arms up while being tickled by his loving owner, then you probably thought that the slow loris was the cutest thing ever and maybe even wished you had one of your own for a pet. Conservationists are calling for YouTube to ban these adorable videos of domesticated slow lorises because they believe that these videos are fueling a brutal and illegal pet trade that is putting these creatures at risk of extinction.
How many pets are online? How many pet owners are tweeting and Facebooking for their cats and dogs? How many pets have a YouTube page? A new infographic reveals that Fido and Fluffy are hitting the social web a lot more often than you may think!
Happy MEOW-loween! It’s Monday and it’s Halloween, so this week we bring you the Halloween edition of our Weekly Dose Of Cute. Our adorable video roundup includes pets and babies in costumes. So prepare yourself for cute overload!
Sure, you’re a busy person. But, you are also a dog owner. So, you have, as a good friend of mine say, a “first world problem.” How do make sure the dog walker is giving your dog much needed exercise? One solution comes from:
Have you ever had that moment of panic when you realized your pet was missing? There are a variety of pet trackng products on the market. But, SnapTracs (a subsidiary of Qualcomm) hopes their Tagg Pet Tracker is a better solution for pet owners .
A back flipping dog, a three-piece band of cats, and an elephant painting a self-portrait are just a few of the amazing pet tricks you can find on YouTube. We’ve put together a list including these awesome tricks and more, to inspire you to teach your own dog, or cat, or even hamster a few new things.