I Got My Dog's Face Printed On A T-Shirt And So Can You

If I had things my way, I'd spend all of my time with Rosie Lou, my 120-pound Leonberger. At the office, she'd sit at the desk next to mine and, and we might share an ice cream cone after work. Sadly, big old Lou isn't allowed to ride New York City transit, nor can she walk into an ice cream shop. In effort to safely bring RL with me everywhere, I printed her darling mug onto a T-shirt. It might be the next best thing to having her with me during every moment.

Why Do We Still Pick Up Dog Poop With Plastic Bags?

My dog Gussie is enviably regular. She makes around four poops a day. This means that, in an average week, I use and discard 28 plastic bags to pick up and toss her poop. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that pet owners pick up their animal waste instead of leaving it on the ground, for sanitary reasons. The agency recommends using a bag to avoid getting pathogens from the waste on your hands. It doesn’t specify that you use plastic for this. But most people do.

3 signs it’s time to change your pet’s food

Like humans, dogs and cats eat different foods throughout their life stages. Puppies and kittens, for example, need food with a higher protein level and calorie count to help them grow, according to Jennifer Freeman, DVM, PetSmart resident veterinarian and pet care expert. When your pets reach seniorhood — around age seven for both cats and dogs — they may need to switch to a senior diet, which tends to contain fewer calories and more fiber content, said Freeman.