October: 2008

Pets.ca – Monthly pet newsletter – October 2008

Dear Petlover,

Hi there it’s Marko, one of the owners/administrators on Pets.ca and this is our fall newsletter of 2008. 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 Dehydration

Our last podcast (audio recordings you can listen to on your computer or MP3 player) discusses the very important health concern of hydration and the consequences of dehydration in pets. The bodies of our pet cats and dogs are made up of approximately 60% water. Every system in our pets’ bodies, from the circulatory system to the digestive system depends on getting enough water. Even at the cellular level, our cells need enough water to thrive. Dehydration is a problem in both cats and dogs but cats in particular are fussy about the type of water that they like to drink and this podcast offers a few tips.

You can listen to these recordings easily by clicking the embedded player at the bottom of each particular post. Click here for the Dehydration in cats and dogs 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 42 shows and many of them are interviews with specialists like the trainers from Tenderfoot Training and with 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.

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 August – Pets and the summer heat and the September – back to school – learning or teaching challenge. This month’s challenge is October Halloween and/or treats and pics from that challenge will go in next month’s newsletter. Thanks to Aslan, bendyfoot, chico2, Ford Girl, mollywog and SolaMio (August challenge – top set) and Ancientgirl, love4himies, Meg4050, onster, phoozles and Winston (September 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 (it’s fun and free) have allowed us to use by posting in this list. Please add your name if you want us to consider your images.

August photo challenge – Pets and the summer heat


September photo challenge – Back to school – learning or teaching


Pets and Emergencies

As we well know emergencies can happen at anytime. If we get hurt or our family members get hurt, we rush to the hospital. The hospital is never closed so we always have a place to go for emergency care. The exact same thing happens regularly to pet owners worldwide, but most pet owners are NOT prepared. There are 24 hours in the day but your veterinarian is normally open for only 8-10 of those hours, likewise your vet is normally open only 5 of the 7 days in a week. Every pet owner needs to know exactly where the nearest/best 24 hour emergency veterinary hospital is. The address (which you should be familiar with) and the phone number should be written on the telephone itself or stuck to the phone with a sticker. Ask your vet where the nearest and best emergency hospital is if you don’t already know. Please do this today, emergencies can and do happen everyday after the vet’s office is closed. We are actually trying to compile a list of 24 hour emergency hospitals in our bulletin board. Click here to check out the listings and/or add a new listing to the thread 24 hour vet hospitals.

2 cute gifts for pets and pet lovers

New products for pet lovers have recently been added to our store including 2 models (cat, dog) of our new Pet picture frame magnets. We have also added a new homeopathic product called Ginginat. It helps with pets that suffer from or are prone to gingivitis.

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No Spam and suggestions

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