Daily Top 10
MyPetCARETV.com's "Daily Top 10" is a treat for all pet lovers and enthusiasts.
From the top 10 popular pet breeds to the top 10 best pet parks in your region, we've got you covered on everything pet-related!
Top 10 Question's Your Cat Might Ask
In Honor of Answer your Cat's Question Day (Jan. 22)
- Can you tell me more about those three blind mice?
- Can I get another 9 lives?
- Yo dog! Can I get some more catnip?
- Can I get some peace and quiet so I can take a nap?
- Hey, can I drive your Lexus?
- Why can't I go out to pee?
- Why can't I be your best friend?
- Do you want me to chase cars?
- Have you seen what I can make with my fur balls?
- Where do you go all day?
Top 10 Largest Dog Breeds
These breeds definitely aren't for apartment living!
- Saint Bernard
- Neapolitan Mastiff
- Dogue de Bordeaux
- Great Dane
- Irish Wolfhound
- Perro de Presa Canario
- Pyrenean Mountain Dog
Top 10 Dog Parks - Los Angeles
You shouldn't be the only one to enjoy the sunshine and sandy beaches! Check out our top 10 dog parks in LA!
- Long Beach - Dog Beach Zone
- Thousand Oaks - Conejo Creek Dog Park
- Hollywood - Runyon Canyon Dog Park
- Studio City - Laurel Canyon Dog Park
- Los Angeles - Barrington Dog Park
- Culver City - Culver City Dog Park
- Santa Monica - Joslyn Dog Park
- Redondo Beach - Redondo Beach Dog Park
- Encino - Sepulveda Park
- Los Angeles - Silver Lake Dog Park
Top 10 Hotels For Pets
No need to leave your pet behind on your next vacation! Not only are your pets welcome at these hotels, but they are treated like royalty!
- Kimpton Hotels
- Starwood group - Westin, W Hotels, Le Meridien, Sheraton
- Loews Hotels
- Best Western
- Holiday Inn
- Red Roof Inn
- La Quinta
- Casa Laguna Inn & Spa - Laguna Beach, CA
- Wyndham Peaks Resort - Telluride, CO
Top 10 Adoption Tips
Thinking about a new furry addition? Be sure to check out our top 10 adoption tips and make the process even easier!
- Make sure you are emotionally ready for a pet
- Check your wallet! Are you financially prepared for a pet?
- Discuss getting a pet with everyone in the household
- Decide what kind of lifestyle you want withyour pet. Are you looking for a running mate? A Border Collie may be a good choice. If you're looking for someone to lounge around with, a cat might be your perfect companion!
- Think about how much time you have to dedicate to a pet.
- Take your time! Don't rush finding that perfect companion
- Decide where you want to get your pet. Some people are dead set on a breeder, but your local shelter is a great place to find a perfect pet.
- Once you've found your pet, be sure to stock up on food, toys, and other supplies before you bring your pet home.
- Create a schedule for you and your new pet.
- Have fun! The first few days can be tiring, but it will all be worth it in the end!
Daily Pet News
Pet Coats, There Might be Something to Them
We have all seen those little dogs in a purse, all dressed up in their winter sweaters; but is it cruel? What about leaving a big dog out in the cold? The answer… it depends. Some dogs, such as Labrador Retrievers, naturally grow a thick winter coat that can keep them quite warm in cold weather. Small dogs like Chihuahuas, or short-haired dogs are susceptible to hypothermia, so a sweater may be exactly what they need. Regardless of your dog’s breed, icy ground can freeze their paws and create problems. Salt is also very corrosive to their paws. If your dog will be walking through a freezing neighborhood, it is a good idea to find some waterproof booties and dress your dog accordingly.
Cat Diahrrea and Causes
What Causes Diarrhea of Unknown Origin in Cats?
There are many causes of diarrhea in cats and it is important to get an accurate diagnosis. This will allow for specific treatment and monitoring of the underlying cause. Some causes of diarrhea in cats include: parasites, liver or kidney problems, inflammatory bowel disease, adverse reactions to medications, and food intolerance. While diarrhea usually passes quickly, it can cause dehydration and can be life threatening. Keep in mind, it could also be a symptom of a serious disease.
Random Items that are Harmful to Your Pet
There are many foods and medications that can harm your pet, but don’t count out these bizarre items that dogs and cats ate in 2010: diapers, money, eye glasses, children’s toys, plastic bags, and remote controls, along with fishhooks, pin cushions, fire logs, razor blades, and one dog even ate a deer antler. (What the Buck!)
Cold Weather and Your Pets
We all bundle up in the cold winter temperatures, but many fail to realize that the extreme cold is dangerous for our pets too. Pets with frozen ears, tails, and feet are all too common. In freezing temperatures, keeping pets sheltered and dry is the key to keeping them safe and healthy.
Pet obesity is a serious problem. Feeding your pet human food can cause not only obesity, but diabetes, heart disease, and other conditions as well. The excess weight can lead to early onset arthritis and early death. If you choose to feed your pet something other than pet food, choose healthy foods that include vegetables, and lean meats. Avoid foods that are high in sugar or fat and always consult with an expert in pet nutrition.
Number One Cause of Pet Death
Despite all the diseases out there, the number one cause of death in pets is bad behavior. When pets are messy, are not housebroken, or show aggressive behavior, they are usually moved from home to home until they are eventually brought back to the shelter or euthanized. The cure is simple… puppy training, in classes, in the home or both. Proper training, housebreaking, and setting boundaries should be implemented immediately; It is much easier to teach good behavior than it is to break bad behavior.
Cat's Sensitivity and Their Health
Cats can be quite sensitive and moody pets. a new study, conducted at Ohio State’s Veterinary Medical Center, suggests that they may actually fake being sick when they are upset. Any change in their environment such as feeding schedule or members of the household can elicit signs and symptoms of illness. On the flip side, cats that are actually sick or injured will mask their symptoms; a trick used to avoid being the target of a predator. So when dealing with cats, don’t judge a book by its cover.
How Your Mood Can Affect Your Pet's
New research shows that dogs cannot pickup on irrational human behavior. For example, walking down the middle of a street on your hands, doesn’t seem strange to your dog. You could tie a leash to your leg and your dog will take commands as usual. Your dogs couldn’t care less. They assess their environment and your actions by the ends, not the means. Deeper understanding of how dogs’ minds work, can help us to interact with them better.
Feline aggression is more common than you think. In fact, cats are known to take out anger on easy targets. For example, they may see another cat encroaching on its territory, through a fence or window, with no way to get at it. However, there is an easily accessible housemate such as another cat or animal. Needless to say… it’s on! The best way to deal with aggressive cats is by remaining very calm and using a quiet, soothing voice.
Friends and the Dog Park
Dog parks can be a great place for your pets to socialize and get some needed exercise. But, in the winter, the weather often makes the outing quite difficult. The good news is, there are plenty of indoor dog parks in the colder regions. Indoor dog parks usually have stricter rules than outdoor parks. You may be required to show vaccination records and or pay a fee for entry; but it is well worth the price of admission and your dog will thank you.