June: 2009

Pets.ca – Monthly pet newsletter – June 2009

Dear Petlover,

Hi there it’s Marko, one of the owners/administrators on Pets.ca and this is our first summer newsletter of 2009 so Happy Summer; it’s been a long time coming. We intend to put out only 1 newsletter every month or two so rest assured you will not get bombarded with mailings. If you think you know another pet lover that may like our newsletter, please just forward this email to them and ask them to sign up on almost any page on Pets.ca. Our past newsletters are always located here on Pets.ca but our latest newsletter is only available by subscribing by free subscription in the yellow navbar on almost every Pets.ca page. If you have any comments or suggestions feel free to email them to newsletter ( A T ) pets (Do T) ca (please use the correct formatting) Now, onto some pet info.

Featured podcast (audio recording)

Pets and Cancer

newsletter-06_09-image3As concerned pet owners we always want our pets to be in great health. Unfortunately our pets are not immune from illness and sometimes they even develop cancer. This is devastating news for a pet owner of course but in one respect in particular, there is a big difference between pets that get cancer and humans that get cancer. Pets don’t know that they have cancer and thus, they do not suffer the same mental anguish as humans receiving the same news. In this podcast we discuss different types of cancers in pets as well as some of the popular treatments.

You can listen to these recordings easily by clicking the embedded player at the bottom of each particular post. Click here for the Pets and cancer podcast.

A podcast is simply audio (similar to a pre-recorded radio program) that you can listen to on your computer or on an mp3 player like an ipod any time you like. At this time we have recorded 49 shows and many of them are interviews with specialists like the trainers from Tenderfoot Training and Dr. Lee our amazing podcasting veterinarian.

We realize that some people may still be confused about podcasting so if anyone has questions feel free to email me personally at marko (a T ) pets (D O T) ca – Please use the correct email formatting of course.

Advertise to 3,000 petlovers

newsletter-04_09-image4-1Thanks to all of the petlovers that have told 2 friends about our newsletter and to everyone that has sent us private messages and emails telling us how much they like the newsletter. This newsletter now goes out to approximately 3,000 subscribers and new subscribers join daily. We want to keep this newsletter in its current format and so we are offering 2 spots for small sized ads; one spot will be at the very top of this newsletter the other spot will be to the right of this text. Please contact us for details if you are interested.

Pet Photography

Photography on Pets.ca – There are many places to see cute pet photography on Pets.ca including our Free cat webpages and Free dog webpages. We also have a special forum just for pet photography in our bulletin board, where each month we set up a challenge or theme. It’s all fun and it’s all free and here are just a few pictures from the April 2009 Photo Challenge – Pets and Food and the May 2009 Photo Challenge – Pets and Flowers. This month’s challenge is June 2009 – Pets and Sunbeams and pics from that challenge will go in our next newsletter. Thanks to 14+kitties, Matt&Murph, wdawson, chico2, Melinda and growler (April 2009 challenge – top set) and breeze, hazelrunpack, ownedbycats, sugarcatmom, TeriM, and Melinda (May 2009 challenge – lower set) for the use of their pics in this newsletter. Please note: There were MANY pix that we did not use even though we wanted to. We only use pictures that members from our pet bulletin board have allowed us to use by posting in this list. Please add your name if you want us to consider your images (it’s fun and free).

April 2009 Challenge – Pets and Food


May 2009 Challenge – Pets and Flowers


Pet Videos

Pet videos are so cute and so much fun that we have decided to add pet videos to our bulletin board. We’ve only just started adding a few videos but the ones that we’ve added are likely to make you smile. One that made us laugh pretty hard is Bird Loves Ray Charles. Anyone can see all the videos but in order to comment, you need to be a bulletin board member (it’s free).

Pets & GPS Tracking Systems

newsletter-06_09-image4GPS or global positioning systems are everywhere these days. These pieces of hardware track your exact location on a portable device by sending and receiving information about your location via satellite. One of the more common uses for these devices is getting driving directions to get from point A to point B. It is especially useful on road trips as it ‘knows’ where your car is at any given moment and can follow a route that you input into the device. Another use for these GPS systems is tracking prisoners on parole via an ankle lock with a GPS system. This allows the authorities to know exactly where a prisoner is at any given time. You may well guess how this can be related to your pet.

There are now several commercially available GPS systems that are deliberately designed to be attached to your pet’s collar or harness.

You can read the full Pets and GPS article here.

2 cute gifts for pets and pet lovers

New products for pet lovers have recently been added to our store including our new Chihuahua pet luggage tag. We have also added a new pet ID tag that looks like a conventional dog tag with a bite taken out of it.

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