Blogs by Modern Pets

August 19, 2014 by Modern Pets

Local business woman Lorien Clemens, director of marketing for Pet Hub, Inc. in the Seattle, Wash., area is the big winner in the annual Pet Industry Woman of the Year Award competition.

Clemens was named the 2014 Pet Industry Woman of the Year from a field of more than 50 nationwide candidates.

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August 19, 2014 by Modern Pets

The San Francisco SPCA is advising pet guardians to take precautions to prevent their animals from being injured on escalators. The two SF SPCA hospitals, in the Mission and Pacific Heights, regularly receive emergency visits for escalator-related injuries. Dogs' paws can get caught between the moving escalator steps, leading to severe wounds.

"Every month we see far too many escalator-related

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August 18, 2014 by Modern Pets

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced that nearly 44,000 dogs and cats were adopted in the first two months of the 2014 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge, an increase of 9,198 over the same period last year. A total of $600,000 in prize grants is up for grabs to help shelters save more homeless

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August 13, 2014 by Modern Pets

Calling all poetic pupils! Bob Vetere, APPA President & CEO, is pleased to announce that the association’s non-profit campaign, Pets Add Life (PAL), will be accepting submissions for the 7th Annual Pets Add Life Children’s Poetry Contest beginning September 1, 2014 through January 31, 2015. Students in grades 3rd-8th are encouraged to write unique

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August 8, 2014 by Modern Pets

Too many of us work long hours, have little time to devote to ourselves and have even less time and energy to worry about whether we’re eating properly or getting enough exercise. More often than not (and often unintentionally!), our busy lifestyle leads us and our four-legged friends to temporarily forget the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

Fall is the perfect time

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August 8, 2014 by Modern Pets

We all love our pets, but there are some people who go above and beyond for their furry friends. We have partnered with Petplan to bring you the Pet Parent of the Year awards! Nominations are coming in and there are some truly inspiring people out there.

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August 8, 2014 by Modern Pets

This Saturday, hopeful Stand Up Paddle “Pawers” will head down to dog beach in Del Mar to try out the hottest new dog sport hitting the water!  Helen Woodward Animal Center, known for their annual Surf Dog lessons, is leading the pack by offering classes for the PUPular new canine-craze.  Perfect for dogs that prefer smooth waters to white water surf, pups and their owners have the opportunity to learn from one of

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August 7, 2014 by Modern Pets

Best Friends Animal Society’s NKLA (No-Kill Los Angeles) initiative reached yet another milestone on its way to turning Los Angeles into America’s largest no-kill city by 2017.

2013-2014 fiscal year numbers released by Los Angeles Animal Services recently indicated that the six City of Los Angeles shelters recorded the lowest number of dog and cat killings on

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August 7, 2014 by Modern Pets

Sturtevant-based Andis Company, a manufacturer of grooming tools for the professional and consumer, participated at the one-day Dog Fair event held August 5, at the Wisconsin State Fair.

The company’s interactive educational booth held grooming demonstrations by award-winning groomers Diane Betelak and Heather Roozey where they answered questions from the attendees ranging from what brushes to use and how

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