Felines need thiamine (aka vitamin B1), and tests of the product show an insufficient level, putting those dining cats at risk for a thiamine deficiency if this is their only food. In early stages, this illness consists of excessive salivation, loss of appetite, and vomiting. As it worsens, symptoms include wobbly gate, seizures, and a downward curving of the neck (called ventroflexion). While risky, if caught promptly, it can easily be reversed.
Cheetahs are obsessed . . . with Obsession? According to a recent study at the Bronx Zoo, big cats can't get enough of this Calvin Klein fragrance. Zookeepers tested 24 fragrances and found this most universally appealing, and it is now even used in the wild to track jaguars by attracting them towards a recording device with the sweeter smelling — and more ethical — alternative to the carcasses that poachers use.Relying on mostly donations and duty free steals to fuel the captive felines' habits, the concept made me think of our own domestic animals at home. My pooch likes to sniff my legs after I've put on a particular coconut lotion, but doesn't show any interest in my perfume (except to run away from anything spritzing). Do your furry friends have a nose for non-edible fragrances?
With embroidered letters and emblazoned with each country's flag, your pup looks like one of the team in matching colors! The first thing I looked for on this track jacket was a leash hole ('cause North's harness can make clothing options trickier) and was pleased to see that — and a fur guard! — on this zippy.
Since the 2010 World Cup kicks off tomorrow but runs for 30 days, there's still time to score a goal and pick up a track jacket ($39 and up) in sizes 8 inch to 24 inch for your lil furry scorekeepers. Dog 1, Treats 0 — Goooooooooooal!
We've all got someone (or two or three . . .) on our gift list who rocks to their own special beat. So this holiday season, treat them to something spectacular that's easy on the eyes, music to their ears, and perfectly in tune with their personal sense of style.
Not only do Beats Solo HD headphones deliver the superior sound Beats by Dr. Dre products are famous for, but they also look as good as they sound — drenched in colors that are red like a heart, teal like Miami, white like snow, and lots more.
I know you've seen cute pets, crazy wildlife, or other funny, animal-related things on your travels about town, so stop holding out on me! If you ever spot something you can't resist snapping — or even questions about guess that breed or find this product, too — forward all your requests to the Spotted! group. After all, one of the coolest features of the PetSugar Community (in my opinion) is the ability to mobile blog your photos and questions on-the-go!
Mobile blogging is simple; to get started:
- If you're not already a community member, create an account.
- Next up, click Join Group on the top righthand side of the Spotted! group.
- After you register, please go to Edit Profile under your member name dropdown, click on the Post by Email tab, and follow the simple instructions on that page.
- Now you're free to post piccys straight from your cell phone! Simply send a message with the photo attached, a title in the subject line, and any text in the body of the email to firstname.lastname@example.org — you'll get an email back asking you to confirm, so just reply and it should show up in just a few minutes! (Get a detailed explanation of how to do this here.)
If you want to know how to post a photograph from your computer, read more
Look cool, feel cool, be cool — canines that won't tolerate any clothing (like UV shirts) can still beat the heat with a simple accessory. Hawaiian Sun Bandanas ($17) are filled with nontoxic crystals so when soaked in cold water (for 30 seconds to 15 minutes), the insert turns into a gel and lets off the coolness slowly, similar to an ice pack. After the bandana air dries on the outside, just place on a dog's neck and let him chill out before repeating the process. Hot dogs no more!
It's hard to get a grip on walk time, especially with high-energy pups . . . even for the president of the United States! On their way to the Congressional Picnic yesterday (which seems to excite Bo quite a bit), Obama had to use both hands to hold him back.
Even though the leash has a loop, we see his grip wrap around the leash, not through the hole. After choosing your leash grip style, see more pictures of Bo following the leader — or should I say the leader following Bo? — in the gallery below.