Pet Street Mall Articles

4 Tips For Training A Dog To Play Fetch

Fetch can be one of the most fun games to play with your dog. But, it can also be one of the most frustrating games if your dog doesn't understand the game. Many times, owners expect their dogs to understand the game and how it should be played right off the bat. However, this is unrealistic. Dogs need to be trained- just like with anything else- so the games will go smoothly...see more

5 Ways Pets Improve Our Health

Did you know our pets play an important role in our health and well-being? Yes it's true, not only do pets fill our hearts with happiness, but they also have a positive impact on our fitness and overall health.

Our friends at Bergan - the pet product people we all know and love - recently featured a piece entitled Four Ways Our Pets Make Us Healthier (you can read it here) which got us thinking... We did some research into what science is telling us about the connection between our pets and our health.

The results were surprising and uplifting...see more

6 Tips For Walking Your Dog

Getting out and walking your dog is an important part of being a dog owner. Dog walking is actually great on many different levels because:

Taking your dog for a walk is a great way to discipline your dog.
  • It helps you get exercise.
  • It helps your dog get exercise, both physical and mental.
  • It helps dog owners and their pups bond and develop a relationship.
  • It helps owners keep their dog trained and well-behaved.

All of these things are great, but what if I was to tell you that everything could be enhanced even further by following a few tips?

Here are 6 tips that will make walking your dog the best experience possible...see more

A Glance At Kittywalk Systems Inc.

Since 2001 Kittywalk Systems INC. has made original outdoor cat enclosures products. The American owned and operated company has been featured in various newspaper articles and television shows. From the Wall Street Journal to The Today Show, it seems that everyone wants to know how KittyWalk became such a hit with the cat community...see more

Are Cats Dangerous Companions for Toddlers?

There is an old wives tale that goes something like this: 

Never bring a baby home when a cat is afoot. Cats are jealous creatures and they will take revenge on the baby because of their new attention. When the child is asleep, the car will lean over the baby's mouth and steal their breath away while they dream...see more

Benefits Of Training With A Shock Collar

It can be tricky training a dog. There are two sides to the coin, as you have the benefit of an obedient and well-behaved dog if all goes well, but on the other hand, to get to that point, you have to deal with the challenges of mastering your pup's personality and character traits. Many dog owners never experience the difficulties of a stubborn dog, but others have to try every technique on the market. Many trainers try positive reinforcement and others use repetition training with little success. At a certain point, a shock collar (or "E-collar") can make all of the difference for a difficult doggie... see more

Bundling Your Dog Up for the Winter

Just like humans, all dogs are different when it comes to the cold. In the same way a person from the Bahamas will get chilly in 60 degree weather and a Norwegian will think it's tropical, is how a short haired Chihuahua and a St. Bernard could be compared. Depending on how thick your dog's fur coat is will determine how well it can handle colder temperatures. In general, the thicker and oiler your dog's coat is, the less you need to worry about keeping them comfortable in colder climates...see more

Do Cats Get Cold?

Cats always feel so warm to the touch when we stroke them, but do they feel the winter weather like we do, or do they ever get cold? The answers are yes and yes. One of the reasons a cat feels lovely and warm when it's being stroked is because cats' regular body temperatures are two degrees higher than a human's. But this hotter natural temperature doesn't mean cats are impervious to the cold, far from it... see more

Don't Forget to Replace Invisible Fence Batteries

An invisible pet fence' biggest asset is that - as its name implies - it is completely invisible. This is what makes it so appealing to people who don't want an ugly fence spoiling the view. But being invisible means it can quickly be forgotten about, and when people forget about the fence they forget to change the batteries in the receiver collar...see more

Five Myths About Dog Training Collars

For years, training collars have been used to train disobedient dogs. By using a spray, ultrasonic, vibration or static charge, training collars are used to associate an annoying or unpleasant stimulus with a dog's bad behavior. Eventually, a troublesome pet will connect their problem, whether it is running away, barking loudly or being aggressive, to the "punishment" from the collar...see more

How Cats Keep Their Cool

Ask anyone how a cat keeps warm in winter and they'll tell you it's because of its fur. But how do they keep their cool in the summertime? It might come as a surprise to learn that it's also thanks to their fur that they can remain cool when all around is hot.

In fact a cat's fur is remarkable stuff that keeps it warm or cool whenever necessary, provides protection from the elements, wards off threats and even acts as a sort of GPS! Let's find out more about the fur that makes our furry friends so furry... see more

Managing Your Dogs Hip Dysplasia

Out of all the pets in the world, dogs are probably the best at hiding an ailment. Whether you have a Maltese or a Mountain dog, you will likely not find your dog whining or whimpering about their health problems. Because of their toughness, dogs have problems that go unseen by pet owners...see more

Owning a Dog Without a Fenced-In Backyard

For pet owners, this advancement in technology is apparent in the interactive toys they give their animals to play with, the different types of leashes they use to walk them and most recently, the way we keep their dogs safe in the backyard...see more

Tell the Difference Between Fleas & Ticks

Fleas and ticks are one of every dog owners' biggest nightmares. Both can be incredibly harmful to our pets, not to mention us. To effectively treat against fleas and ticks (and the diseases they spread) first you have to identify which is which.

So what are the differences between these two parasites and how do we tell them apart?..see more

The 4 Different Types of Bark Collar & How They Work

Yap, Yap, Yap, Yap, Yap!... We love our dogs but their incessant barking can test even the patience of a saint. A noisy dog can make home life a misery and it won't ingratiate you with the neighbors, especially if your dog is often outdoors... see more

The Dangers of Tap Water

For most people, when it's time to fill up their pet's water bowl they simply put the dish under the tap and fill it up. However, recent studies have found the tap water is not as clean as you might think. Investigations by the EPA, Associated Press and Congress have found that pollutants, chemicals and other contaminants can be found in the public's water.

Because of tainted water supplies, many people have decided to invest in filtered and bottled water to avoid getting sick. Yet, many of these same people don't give their pets the same luxury...see more

Which Type of Training Collar is Best for My Dog? The Pros & Cons

Training collars come in four distinct types and can be used for numerous applications. Stopping bad behavioral traits in a pet, teaching basic commands, or learning leash etiquette can all be achieved with a training collar. But how do you go about choosing the right type of training collar?

We sought the advice of the PetStreetMall product specialists and we've drawn up the pros and cons of the different types of training collars to help you find the one that's perfect for your pooch...see more

Why Do Cats Lick Themselves So Much?

It's true; cats are one of the cleanest animals on the earth. It's not because they are self-consumed and vain, though. In the same way chameleons try to blend in with their environment, cats keep themselves clean to eliminate all smell so they are "invisible" to potential predators. It's all about survival! Well, how much time do cats spend bathing? It has been estimated that cats spend up to half of their waking hours cleaning themselves! That's a lot of time to spend bathing, and cats value every second of it. Through countless years of evolution, a cat's predisposition towards grooming has even emerged through certain body parts... see more

Why Do Rabbits Get Mean?

Pet rabbits are supposed to be kind and gentle. Their soft white fur and big paunch belly would re-enforce this notion. However, rabbits have sometimes been known to get quite aggressive for seemingly no reason. But don't be fooled. There is a rhyme and reason for everything, including your rabbit's anger...see more

Wired vs. Wireless Invisible Pet Fences

There's no doubt that an invisible pet fence is an excellent way of keeping your pets safely contained within your property, while still allowing them the freedom to play in the yard without needing constant supervision.
That your pets enjoy a vastly better quality of life by being confined indoors is a compelling reason for purchasing an invisible fence. However, there's one important question you must ask yourself before choosing an invisible fence: Do you want a wired or wireless system?

Both systems have their benefits and downsides, so we sought the advice of experts including installation technicians, professional pet trainers, product experts, and existing pet fence users... see more