We're Having A Tweet-a-thon
Are you on Twitter? If so, make sure to Tweet @PupLife this week, during our first ever Tweet-a-thon! Simply let us know your favorite thing about your dog, and you might just win a $25 PupLife Gift Certificate.
Read the Official Rules here and then tweet us as many things as you like (we know it is hard to choose just one thing you love about your dog). We'll pick a random winner on May 6th. Good luck!
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TV For Dogs? Believe It!
At PupLife we are always searching for cool new trends in the pet industry. One of the neatest ideas we have heard in a long time is DOGTV.
As its name suggests, DOGTV is television designed exclusively for dogs. Its producers spent hundreds of hours to create content that caters to a dog’s well being and unique sense of sight, hearing and movement detection. Everything from the visuals – the scenery, scenarios, color palettes and camera angles – to the audio soundtracks were selected with a dog’s experience in mind.
We also like the fact that DOGTV is created with the dog's well being first in mind. DOGTV programming is organized into relaxation, stimulation and exposure segments that provide just the right balance for the daily cycle of "stay-at-home" pups. “Animals need visual and auditory simulation throughout the day. DOGTV presents a breakthrough with programming that is created specifically for dogs,” said Dr. Nicholas H. Dodman, BVMS, MRCVS, a veterinarian specializing in animal behavior. “It will help millions of dogs that are left home alone every day and also help pet parents who don’t have the luxury of taking their dog with them to work or paying for doggy daycare.”
Currently, DOGTV is only offered on TV in the San Diego test market. However, it’s available as a streaming online channel that can be accessed by any pet lover in the world. Plus, our friends at DOGTV have created a special offer just for PupLife readers. When you use the special promotion code PUPLIFE50 you'll receive 50 percent off the online streaming price for the first month.
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His Royal Puppy-ness
The secret's out. Royal couple, Kate and William, have revealed the name of their new princely puppy: Lupo. This adorable black cocker spaniel has certainly landed in the lap of luxury! According to palace reports, Kate picked this special pooch to keep her company while her husband, William, is away on military assignment in the Falkland Islands.
Dogs In The Workplace
Photo credit: Evan Richman, Boston Globe
As animal lovers, we all know the value our pets bring to our lives. It turns out more and more employers are recognizing those benefits and allowing pets in the workplace.
According to a survey conducted by the American Pet Products Manufacturing Association (APPMA), over 50 million respondents believe that having pets in the workplace creates a more productive environment, improves interpersonal relationships and leads to more creativity.
- Keep dogs on a leash, unless they are in the employee's office or cubicle. Not everyone loves puppy kisses. Co-workers who want to pet your dog will likely come to you.
- Use a baby gate to prevent a dog from leaving your office unsupervised. Try to give the dog space to roam in your office.
- Certain areas such as bathrooms or dining halls should be designated as dog-free.
- Have a backup plan for taking the dog home if it isn't comfortable in the work environment.
What's Your Name?
If it's Buddy or Lucy then you're among good company! Petfinder.com reports these are the two most popular names for the second year in a row. Here are the top ten names for both dogs and cats: