Six Funniest Dog Shaming Moments!

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Dogs are among the most loved pets all over! However, it hasn’t stopped them from causing some trouble, whether digging up gardens or eating big bites out of their owner’s pizza. However, there is a fun solution to the trouble-causing habit of dogs: public embarrassment! This is what we call dog shaming. We present some of the funniest dog- shaming moments shared by amused owners.

  1. Delicate paw issues

    A couple shared the hilarious dog shaming moment of their dog, Velvet. She has delicate paws that prevent her from running alongside when the couple goes biking (which they incidentally love!). So the husband and wife decided to devise two sidecars for the bike that could carry Velvet and the other dog, called Bailey. So both the dogs can now easily accompany their owners on all bike trips! In a picture shared by the couple, Velvet appears cutely ashamed, thinking that it got trapped in a bag because of its delicate paws. However, she also secretly adores the utility bags on the sides of the bike, hopping in at every possible opportunity!

  2. Poop and eat

    Okay, this one is truly comical! An owner of two little dogs shared a picture of them wearing tags with funny messages written on them. The message on one of the collar tags read ‘I like pooping in dark rooms’ and the other one wore a tag that said ‘And I like eating the evidence’. This is definitely a pair made for each other! Talk about honest confessions.

  3. Toy thief

    Wondering where all your kid’s toys are disappearing? Well, we suspect its Daisy dearest having fun playing with all of them. Yes, this one is a toy thief! A picture of her wearing a tag that says ‘I love stealing my neighbors’ toys’ is simply side-splitting.

  4. Food coma

    The 8-year old, Boney, has no shame admitting that she reaches up to the tables and wolfs down the entire breakfast if her owners leave for 30 seconds! The owner shared a story of how Boney stole all of her son’s freshly prepared waffles on the weekend and sat there with absolutely no regrets. Burp.

  5. Flip-flop love

    Now Max is a pretty smart dog. His owner says that he loves chewing her flip flops and then puts them back into the closet, pretending nothing actually happened. Hmm..Max’s got his training right and knows how to clean up a mess. Wink! Wink!

  6. Happy birthday, mommy!

    Dear Nova had a great time surprising her owner by breaking her only pair of reading glasses on her birthday! He looked up at her with innocent eyes, as if saying ‘Happy Birthday and apologies for the damage’! Aww, those puppy eyes work every time, don’t they?


5 Signs That Your Cat is Suffering From Arthritis

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Arthritis is a fairly uncommon condition in cats. It affects about three in every ten cats. Arthritis may affect cats as they age due to disintegration of the joints. However, there have been cases where it has occurred in younger cats due to infection or trauma. It is important that you are aware of signs associated with arthritis so you can spot the same in case your cat develops the condition. While arthritis is a long-standing condition which does not have any cure once it has set in, given the right treatment, medications and a few lifestyle changes, you can contain the pain and discomfort that it is causing to your pet. Here are some signs of arthritis that you want to watch out for:

Finds it difficult to climb up the stairs

If you cat faces difficulties in climbing up the stairs or stops jumping onto perches and countertops all of a sudden, then it could be a sign of arthritis. Your cat may be hesitant about moving as freely as before due to the pain and discomfort.

Is not keen on playing

Cats with arthritis tend to tire much faster than when they were healthy. Your cat may show signs of lethargy, where it is not as keen on playing as it was before. You may find them sleeping for much longer than usual, and they may also show difficulty in finding a comfortable position to sleep in.

Limps when it walks

Does your cat limp when it walks? You will have too observe closely for this sign, as the limp may be conspicuous right after your cat gets up to move around, rather than a while after, when it is already warmed up.

Shows reduced grooming

Does the coat of hair on your cat appear unkept? Cats with arthritis have a tendency to not groom themselves, resulting in a disheveled appearance, but this is not always the case. Some other cats have a tendency to lick, bite and chew in areas that are causing pain. They may lick, bite or chew on the area till it shows up as some swollen skin or a bald patch.

Is easily irritable

Does your cat have a case of “bad moods” off late? It could be due to arthritis pain. Cats are wired to not show any signs of weakness or pain, so they can guard themselves in case they are attacked. So, what you are assuming to be as just foul mood could actually be as a result of painful joints. Cats may show their irritability by snapping or biting when you approach them or try to hold them, or if it causes more pain when you handle them.


Houston Animal Rescuer Gives Second-Hand Pet Supplies New Life

While working at a pet store back in 1997, Janet Huey — a long time Houston animal rescuer — had a thought: where do pet supplies go when a pet dies or outgrows them?

“This was way before eBay, Craigslist, etc.,” Janet says. “There was no niche anywhere.”

She decided to leave her job and start Pet Resale Stuff, a mobile microbiz serving the huge pet community in Houston, TX. Pet Resale Stuff does just what it says — resells discarded pet stuff. Janet’s inventory is made up of items that pet owners trade in, items found at thrift stores, and items that she collects through referrals from veterinary clinics.

If you live in the Houston area, be sure to stop by Pet Resale Stuff’s Facebook page to find out about upcoming sales and offers.

“Recycling pet items is increasing in popularity,” Janet says. “Younger people are really liking the ‘green’ aspect.”

At any given time, Janet may be selling crates, beds, leashes, toys, grooming supplies, pet clothes, and more at deep discounts. She also sells non-pet items that become pet items with a bit of imagination.

“Sleeping bags make great, inexpensive beds for big and little dogs,” Janet says. “And pillow shams with a thick piece of foam make inexpensive beds, as they usually come in pairs.”

Because Janet cares about the safety of her two-legged and four-legged customers, she makes sure to clean and disinfect anything she plans to resell.

“For cat trees, for example, I replace the sisal and let the tree sit out in the sun before using lots of carpet cleaner,” Janet says.

And if an item doesn’t meet her standards for reselling, she’ll keep it for herself if she can use it for her own dogs, cats, or cockatiel.

Pet Resale Stuff is mobile and sells at the Westbury Animal Hospital in Houston on weekends. Janet also makes deliveries. Her client base is made up of employees at vet clinics, loyal shoppers who like the delivery option, and a spay/neuter clinic that buys up every crate Janet can find.

“I love everything about my job,” Janet says. “I get the most joy out of keeping a dog in a home when the humans were ready to give up on them. And I’m able to save Houstonians money while keeping stuff out of landfills.”

And if you want to save on pet care and you don’t live in Houston, sign up for PetPlus! PetPlus is a benefit program for pet owners that provides member-only access to medications at wholesale prices, plus discounts on food, supplies, vet visits, boarding, and more. Find out more at

Thank you, Janet, for all that you do!


Pet Spending in America at an All-Time High

According to the American Pet Products Association, this past year, Americans have spent more money on pet care than ever before — a whopping $55.72 billion. That is enough to buy lunch for everyone on Earth!

And we are projected to spend even more in 2014. But why the reason for the increase?

4 Reasons We’re Spending More

1) There are more pet parents in America than ever before, with 56.7 million dog families reported and 45.3 million cat families.

2) The recent spike in what is being lovingly termed “DINK” households (Dual Income, No Kids). Young couples are now waiting longer to have children, focusing on their careers before starting a family, and choose to have a pet to fill some of that parenting void.

3) Pet parents are growing increasingly informed about how to best care for their pet, and the importance of quality pet care supplies in maintaining a happy, healthy pet.

4) A rise in the availability of organic, high-end, eco-friendly pet products. Whether this rise is due to an increase in demand (reason number 2), or if the greater presence of these types of products is spurning a growth in pet parent awareness, it is impossible to tell; kind of a ‘chicken or the egg’ situation.

Why Our Increase in Spending is a Good Thing

Whatever the reason, pet parents all over America are placing a greater value on their pet’s well being, regardless of the cost, which is a great thing. For the first time in a long time, we are taking our pets’ health seriously.

It seems like old adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” has finally started to sink in. Pet parents are suddenly starting to realize that the sooner they start their pets on a health-conscious diet, and equip them with all the preventative medications available, the less likely they are to have to make an impromptu trip to the vet.

Also, this boost in pet spending can also be in part attributed to a growth of pet pampering, having spend nearly $4.5 billion last year on pet grooming and boarding alone. More and more people are going the 5-star route in terms of their pets’ care — such as doggy day spas and resorts.

…But Not Always a Good Thing

However, there may be a correlation between the recent spike in pet obesity and the amount we are spending on our pets. With pet overeating and under exercising at an all time high, it comes as no surprise that our national pet food bill is rapidly closing in on $22 billion a year.


So, while it is a great thing that we are willing to spend a little more on our pets’ health and well being, there could certainly stand to be some reallocation of funds (i.e., stop overfeeding, using more preventative medication).

If you would like to start chipping away at our national pet bill, check back in with us from time to time for some helpful tips and ‘pet-hacks’ that are sure to save you some money.

And if you are concerned with the ever increasing price of your pets’ medication, take a look at how PetPlus can end up saving you big bucks.

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