Exercise is the most common New Year’s resolution for humans and there is no reason why it can’t be for your pet too! Indoor games can keep your pet active while giving them some quality one on one time. For dogs, try some new toys like a rope to play tug with. Fetch is also a great game to play indoors with small stuffed animals. To increase the activity level try tossing the toy up stairs (make sure the stairs have carpeting or a runner to prevent slipping). If your dog likes to chase, try attaching a stuffed animal to the end of a rope. Even though going outside is difficult this time of year, indoor open areas work well too. For cats try to mix up their toys and introduce some feathery or fur-like toys on “fishing poles” that will encourage stalking, leaping and pouncing- especially right before mealtime when your cat is hungry. Interactive toys are enjoyed by both dogs and cats especially ones that dispense treats!
We shared a video with you of Clinker the cat. This is the “before” video of Clinker after a few days of strict rest, pain medications and anti-inflammatories! http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=614361888580119
A recent survey conducted by Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI) has listed the top pet names for both dogs and cats. The company tapped its own database of 485,000 insured pets to create the list. For dogs, the most popular name was Bella, followed by Bailey, Max and Lucy, respectively. Cat parents chose Max most often, followed by Bella, Chloe, Oliver and Lucy. The company also released a list of the top 10 most unusual pet names of 2010. Topping the list for dogs was Pickle Von Corndog followed by Lord Chubby Pruneface. For cats, the company selected Purr Diem as the top creative feline moniker, followed by Bing Clawsby