Pawpourri http://mypetsmart.com/taxonomy/term/126/all en Fun Facts about Bearded Dragons http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/fun-facts-about-bearded-dragons <div class="field field-type-text field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> PetSmart </div> </div> </div> <ul> <li>The name bearded dragon is derived from the fact that when these reptiles &quot;puff up,&quot; the spiny skin under their throats looks like a beard.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>In June 2008, Zak-n-Wheezie, the longest-living two-headed bearded dragon on record celebrated their first birthday.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>The deserts and semi-arid scrub lands of southeastern Australia are home to the bearded dragon outside of captivity.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/fun-facts-about-bearded-dragons#comments Pawpourri Reptile Thu, 15 Jul 2010 20:42:17 +0000 171511 at http://mypetsmart.com PetSmart Charities® http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/petsmart-charities%C2%AE <p>The heart of PetSmart&reg; is our love of pets. That&rsquo;s why we founded PetSmart Charities, a nonprofit organization, dedicated to finding a lifelong, loving home for every pet. Whether it&rsquo;s adoption or homeless pets, home retention, spay/neuter, or emergency relief, PetSmart Charities supports programs that help find solutions to pet overpopulation.</p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/petsmart-charities%C2%AE#comments Adoptions Pawpourri Other Tue, 26 Jan 2010 23:25:45 +0000 PetSmart 171463 at http://mypetsmart.com Traveling with Pets: How to Pack For Your Pet http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/how-to-pack-for-your-pet <div class="field field-type-text field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Catherine Mabe </div> </div> </div> <div> <div> <p>You can&rsquo;t take your pet along every time you leave town and there&rsquo;s not much you can do to lessen how much you'll miss your four-legged family members when you&rsquo;re away. But making sure your pet and her caretaker have everything they need for a pleasurable and safe time together can help lessen how much you worry while you&rsquo;re gone. Here are some suggestions on what to include in your pet's overnight bag:</p> </div></div> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/how-to-pack-for-your-pet#comments HealthCare Lifestyle or fashion Pawpourri Travel Other Tue, 02 Jun 2009 15:37:49 +0000 PetSmart 171018 at http://mypetsmart.com Take the Stress Out of Your Dog's Vet Visits http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/take-the-stress-out-of-your-dogs-vet-visits <div class="field field-type-text field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Debbie McKnight/Accredited PetSmart Trainer </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal"><span>If there&rsquo;s one place most dogs don&rsquo;t enjoy visiting, it&rsquo;s the vet&rsquo;s office. Some get so stressed, they pant excessively, cry, even tremble - and that&rsquo;s while they&rsquo;re still in the waiting room! If vet visits stress your dog out, here are ways you can make the trip more relaxing and even enjoyable:</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/take-the-stress-out-of-your-dogs-vet-visits#comments Pawpourri Cat Tue, 02 Jun 2009 15:37:49 +0000 PetSmart 171020 at http://mypetsmart.com Perfecting Pet Photos http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/a-petsmart-photographers-tips-on-how-to-take-the-perfect-pet-photo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Catherine Mabe </div> </div> </div> <p><span>Anyone who&rsquo;s surfed around PetSmart.com has seen the work of Bailey Brown. She&rsquo;s the lead photographer for the site and has been successfully pointing her camera at pets and the products they love for almost&nbsp;10 years. Here&rsquo;s what she had to say about her gift for photography, her love of pets and how the rest of us budding pet photographers can work toward getting the great results she achieves! </span></p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/a-petsmart-photographers-tips-on-how-to-take-the-perfect-pet-photo#comments Training & Behavior Lifestyle or fashion Pawpourri Other Tue, 02 Jun 2009 15:37:49 +0000 PetSmart 171023 at http://mypetsmart.com Apartment Dweller? Find the Right Dog for Your Small Space http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/apartment-dweller-find-the-right-dog-for-your-small-space <p>If you&rsquo;d like to have a canine companion by your side and live in an apartment, here&rsquo;s good news: There are lots of dogs who are compatible with a city-dweller&rsquo;s lifestyle. And, an increasing amount of residential communities are adopting pet-friendly policies. If you are living in an apartment and are considering adding a dog to your family, here are some tips to help: Be sure to check with your landlord about restrictions before you&rsquo;re won over by those puppy dog eyes.</p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/apartment-dweller-find-the-right-dog-for-your-small-space#comments Pawpourri Dog Tue, 02 Jun 2009 15:37:45 +0000 PetSmart 171366 at http://mypetsmart.com Dog Park Etiquette: What You Need to Know for Off-Leash Fun http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/dog-park-etiquette-what-you-need-to-know-for-off-leash-fun <div class="field field-type-text field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> PetSmart </div> </div> </div> <p><img align="right" src="http://resources.petsmart.com/articles/images/dog-park.jpg" alt="" />Dog parks are more than just places for your pampered pooch to burn off some steam and calories. Within the chain link confines of dog parks, you can find camaraderie, exercise, laughter, fun and of course, dogs! </p> <p>Here are some tips for merging good manners and common sense to create the ultimate dog park experience for you and your pet:</p> <p><b>Scoop the Poop</b></p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/dog-park-etiquette-what-you-need-to-know-for-off-leash-fun#comments Pawpourri Dog Tue, 02 Jun 2009 15:37:41 +0000 PetSmart 171401 at http://mypetsmart.com The Tricks to Help Cats Beat Boredom http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/the-tricks-to-help-cats-beat-boredom <div class="field field-type-text field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> PetSmart </div> </div> </div> <p>One of the most important things you can do to keep your cat healthy, happy and out of trouble is to make sure your feline friend isn't bored while you're away. </p> <p>While it's true that they'll nap a good part of the time, you'll want to make sure that when she's awake, she has constructive, fun and challenging things to do.</p> <p>Here are some tips to keep your cat amused in your absence:<br /> &nbsp;</p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/the-tricks-to-help-cats-beat-boredom#comments Pawpourri Cat Tue, 02 Jun 2009 15:37:38 +0000 PetSmart 171407 at http://mypetsmart.com Macadamia Nuts, Tomatoes Added to List of Dangerous Foods for Dogs http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/macadamia-nuts-tomatoes-added-to-list-of-dangerous-foods-for-dogs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> PetSmart </div> </div> </div> <p>As a Pet Parent, you know chocolate and alcoholic beverages can be toxic to dogs. Now you can add macadamia nuts, tomatoes and a few more foods to that list.</p> <p>According to the &quot;Hound Health Handbook&quot; by Betsy Brevitz, DVM, the following foods can be unhealthy, even toxic, to your best friend:</p> <p>As a <a href="http://promotions.petsmart.com/landing/pet-food/index.shtml">Pet</a> Parent, you know chocolate and alcoholic beverages can be toxic to dogs. Now you can add macadamia nuts, tomatoes and a few more foods to that list.</p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/macadamia-nuts-tomatoes-added-to-list-of-dangerous-foods-for-dogs#comments HealthCare Nutrition Pawpourri Dog Fri, 24 Apr 2009 15:22:16 +0000 PetSmart 171342 at http://mypetsmart.com How You Can Help Pet Victims of Natural, Man-Made Disasters http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/how-you-can-help-pet-victims-of-natural-man-made-disasters <div class="field field-type-text field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> myPetSmart.com </div> </div> </div> <p>Pets are often victims in man-made or natural disasters. Whether we experience them in our own communities or watch them unfold on national TV, we&nbsp;want to reach out and help them, but may be unsure how to do so.</p> <p>Here are some general tips on how you can help pet victims in the event of an emergency:</p> <p>Pets are often victims in man-made or natural disasters. Whether we experience them in our own communities or watch them unfold on national TV, we&nbsp;want to reach out and help them, but may be unsure how to do so.</p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/how-you-can-help-pet-victims-of-natural-man-made-disasters#comments HealthCare Pawpourri Cat Fri, 24 Apr 2009 15:22:08 +0000 PetSmart 171325 at http://mypetsmart.com Green Paw Print Tip #3: Consider switching to natural or organic pet foods. http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/green-paw-print-tip-3-consider-switching-to-natural-or-organic-pet-foods <div class="field field-type-text field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Catherine Mabe/PetSmart </div> </div> </div> <p>These days, there&rsquo;s a great choice of humanely-produced pet foods from manufacturers who support sustainable production. Many <a href="http://promotions.petsmart.com/landing/pet-food/index.shtml">natural pet foods</a> are made from whole ingredients and do not contain artificial preservatives. Organic pet foods are made from ingredients that are raised or grown without manufactured pesticides and fertilizers, drugs or hormones.</p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/green-paw-print-tip-3-consider-switching-to-natural-or-organic-pet-foods#comments Nutrition Pawpourri Dog Fri, 24 Apr 2009 15:21:47 +0000 PetSmart 171314 at http://mypetsmart.com Tips To Prepare Your Pet For Storm And Fire Evacuations http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/tips-to-prepare-your-pet-for-storm-and-fire-evacuations <div class="field field-type-text field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dr. Robyn Jaynes / PetSmart </div> </div> </div> <div> <p>During the chaos of a hurricane or an evacuation pets are at great risk of running away or being left behind. According to Dr. Robyn Jaynes, PetSmart Inc.&rsquo;s vet in residence,&nbsp;&nbsp;&quot;the best way to keep your pets safe is simply to prepare, just as you would for the rest of your family.&quot;</p> <p>Dr. Robyn recommends the following tips to Pet Parents:</p> </div> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/tips-to-prepare-your-pet-for-storm-and-fire-evacuations#comments HealthCare Pawpourri Travel Other Fri, 24 Apr 2009 15:21:46 +0000 PetSmart 171311 at http://mypetsmart.com Which Non-Sporting Dog is Right for You? http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/which-non-sporting-dog-is-right-for-you <div class="field field-type-text field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> PetSmart </div> </div> </div> <p><img height="1" alt="" width="1" right="" www.petsmart.com="" graphics="" uc="" pet="" articles="" images="" dog="" breed="" non-sporting="" whichnonsprot.jpg="" src="" />When the American Kennel Club began designating dogs into different groups it was evident that a category was needed for the breeds that were arguably difficult to place in any of the other groups. These dogs were placed in the Non-Sporting Group. This group consists of dogs that for the most part are unrelated, except for the fact that they no longer perform the duties for which they were originally bred.</p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/which-non-sporting-dog-is-right-for-you#comments New pet Pawpourri Dog Fri, 24 Apr 2009 15:21:45 +0000 PetSmart 171302 at http://mypetsmart.com Green Paw Print Tip #2: Clean up after your pet with a clean conscience http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/green-paw-print-tip-2-clean-up-after-your-pet-with-a-clean-conscience <div class="field field-type-text field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> PetSmart </div> </div> </div> <p><em>For dogs</em>: <a www.petsmart.com="" product="" href="">Degradable doggie bags</a> reduce your impact on landfills. Who wants to think of their pet&rsquo;s waste enshrined in plastic and buried for years to come? Did you know that grocery store plastic bags can take decades to degrade and cannot be composted? Can them in favor of something that&rsquo;s better for the environment.</p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/green-paw-print-tip-2-clean-up-after-your-pet-with-a-clean-conscience#comments HealthCare Pawpourri Other Fri, 24 Apr 2009 15:21:33 +0000 PetSmart 171244 at http://mypetsmart.com Animal Control Officers: A Pet's Best Defense http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/animal-control-officers-a-pets-best-defense <div class="field field-type-text field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kit Jenkins/PetSmart Charities </div> </div> </div> <p>The stereotype of the 1930s &quot;dog catcher&quot; is as outdated as silent movies.</p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/animal-control-officers-a-pets-best-defense#comments Pawpourri Other Fri, 24 Apr 2009 15:21:32 +0000 171237 at http://mypetsmart.com