Can you help them? (Můžete jim pomoci?)

cat-dogHelp us to save Spanish dogs and cats waiting for their death sentence

Good day, Ladies and Gentlemen,

Before we actually tell you, what lies at our hearts, we would like to introduce ourselves. We are a non-profit organization, registered society Greyhound Adoption Czech Republic, based in Ústí nad Labem and you can find our members all over Czech Republic. As the name is telling, our key activity is greyhound re-homing, we are namely working with retired racing greyhounds from Ireland or Galgos (Spanish greyhounds), which are in Spain waiting for their forever homes and for the people, which finally show them the hand could be gentle and that life with us, the two-legged beings, could be also full of respect and love. This is what these beautiful creatures did not experience before. (more…)

Published in: on August 21, 2009 at 9:10 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Do You Love Your Pets?

lostI was quite busy in the last weeks and months and ignored the LovePets4Ever site. On the other hand, I would never ignore my own pets. Last week, however, I realized that different people can have different feelings for their own pets.


Last week, just when I was ready to leave our house, I found a puppy on our street. It was a female dog about one year old and did not have a tag on her collar. She was very dirty but looked healthy. I did not want to introduce her to our dogs since I was not sure if she was aggressive or sick, but certain circumstances forced me to do so. I checked her thoroughly to make sure she was healthy, I gave her a bath since she had fleas all over her coat but I put her in our house separate from my dogs since I was not sure how well she could socialize with other dogs.


Published in: on November 26, 2008 at 1:22 am  Comments (3)  
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Is Your Dog Microchipped?

In the United States, only about 5% of pets are microchipped, which leads to only 25% chance of reuniting with their owners. People that love their companions should think about their pet’s safety. Some dog owners may be afraid of the insertion procedure but risks associated with microchipping are far outweighed by the benefits.

Microchips are about the size of a grain of rice. They are tiny radio-frequency devices inserted into a small glass cylinder. Each microchip contains a unique ID number that is linked to the microchip manufacturer’s database. Once you microchip your dog and register with the microchip company, your information will be stored under the ID number your dog has in the microchip. The ID information from the microchip is only activated with the microchip scanner. Don’t worry; your dog won’t be transmitting any radio waves.


Published in: on October 2, 2008 at 7:31 pm  Leave a Comment  

Tips for Outing with Your Dog

Do you want to take your dog to the park? Remember these tips for safety and comfort for both of you:

 – Search the web for parks near to you. Pick the best park for your dog’s age and temperament. Does it have water? Is the park clean? How is it fenced? Most of parks have separate areas for small and large dogs. If your dog is old, don’t put him in a playground with many young dogs. The playfulness of puppies can be irritating.

– Grab a couple of plastic bags. Most parks provide plastic bags but you never know and maybe your dog will have to go before you get to the park.


Fleas 101 – Part I

Last time I talked about cat scratch disease and its relation to fleas. Today I will talk about flea developmental stages and its complexity. Next time I will talk about flea control and prevention.

Fleas are insects and are actually related to ants, beetles, and even butterflies. Their developmental cycle is most like that of butterflies and moths. Adult fleas feed on your pets’ blood, then mate and produce eggs that fall from the pets’ hair coat into the environment.


Published in: on September 22, 2008 at 8:59 pm  Comments (2)  
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Fleas and Cat Scratch Disease

Fall and winter are usually associated with cat scratch disease. It is a disease of humans that is caused by bacteria called Bartonella henselae that is present in flea feces. The disease is transmitted between cats by fleas but does not make them sick. Cats accumulate the bacteria under their claws when they scratch themselves and can infect humans through scratch, lick or bite.


Any person can get this disease but it is mostly common in children and adolescents. It is because they tend to play with cats more than adults. The disease cannot be transmitted from person to person, though.


Published in: on September 17, 2008 at 7:30 pm  Comments (3)  
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Reverse Sneezing is nothing to Worry About

Have you ever witnessed your dog snorting or gagging? I have many times. I am not scared anymore but the first time it had happened, I was terrified. Why does your dog make these noises? Why do you feel so helpless? It is probably because you just witnessed a harmless phenomenon called “reverse sneezing” or “inspiratory paroxysmal respiration.”


For the most part, reverse sneezing is a safe reaction to an irritation of throat, pharynx or laryngeal area. This soft palate, which is a fleshy tissue extension of the hard palate, then spasms and causes this scary behavior where your dog turns elbows outward and gasps inwards with a snorting sound.


Looking for Pictures to Cheer You Up?

Does this pictures make you smile? Click HERE for more. I am sure you will enjoy them as much as I did.


Published in: on September 11, 2008 at 12:42 am  Leave a Comment  
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Urine Stain and Smell Problems?

My dogs are housetrained; however, they tend to be dominant when we have other dog visitors. Then, they mark everything – our couch, walls, doors, chairs, and more. In the past year, I have tried many different cleaners to remove the stain and also the smell and here are the winners:


Tail Talks and More

“Why does a dog wag its tail? Because a dog is smarter than its tail. If the tail was smarter, it would wag the dog.” You would think that dogs don’t control their tail and that is why they chase it from time to time. However, they actually use it to communicate with others along with the rest of their body language. 


People believe that a very high tail that barely wags or only at its tip indicates the dog is ready to attack. On the other hand, a wide and horizontal wag is understood as happiness and friendliness. These are very good presumptions but they can sometimes be misleading. Along with watching dogs’ tails, you also should observe the whole body language to interpret what your dogs are trying to say.



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