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10 Fun Games to Play With Your Cat

Any cat owner knows that while felines might not be as high maintenance as dogs, they still require a lot of attention and playtime to be happy. I learned the hard way that they don’t much care if you’re tired or not in the mood when they want to play. Simply petting them won’t be enough. read more

15 Fun Facts about Hamsters

Hamsters are adorable and fascinating creatures. They are cute, fuzzy animals, and rarely bite people. These are just a few of the reasons why so many people choose them as pets! There is so much about hamsters that there is to know. Fun facts and feats and fascinating studies involving hamsters abound. read more

Benefits of Having an Aquarium

Do you believe that having an aquarium in your office or home improves your life? Scientists and experts have conducted a series of studies, and they’ve found out that keeping fish, such as goldfish or betta fish, affects not only your health but most importantly, the quality of your life. read more

Why Certain Dog Breeds Howl


Undoubtedly you have heard a dog communicating at some point or another. They can easily do this by howling to signify their location for others. Considering dogs are direct ancestors of wolves; this behavior truly comes as no surprise. However, there are those breeds of dogs that are not known to howl. So if you have a dog that is not a known howler, then it may be necessary to take your dog for a veterinarian checkup if this is behavior they start without any warning. read more

Top 8 Stores That Are Pet-Friendly

Having a pet is an amazing thing that definitively changes your life for the better. But what happens when you want to go for a walk in the park with your furry friend but you also have to do some shopping.

It would be a bit inconvenient and time-consuming to go back home to let your dog home just so you can come back to do some shopping. That’s why you’d better know in advance which shops are pet-friendly and which aren’t. read more

Conversation with Daisy Pt. 5

These are actual conversations I have with our 1.5-year-old English Shepherd, Daisy. Note, I am interpreting Daisy’s barks, expressions, and intonation. But these are all true!

Singing…

I’m singing to Daisy, who is standing next to her ball.
Me: Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer true.
Me: I’m half crazy all for the likes of you!
(Daisy rolls her eyes)
Daisy: Just kick the ball to me.
Daisy: Oh, and don’t quit your day job. read more

8 Benefits of Allowing (and Keeping) Dogs in the Workplace

We love our dogs like family and would love to have the opportunity to be with them all day long. But, sometimes it’s just not practical. After all, we have to earn a paycheck to pay for our living expenses and, of course, our favorite pups.

But, what if your boss decided that he or she might consider allowing employees to bring their dogs to the office? How fantastic would that be to have your favorite companion with you all day long! read more

dog chewing on purple toy

The Ultimate Kong Toy Package

Hey! My name’s Valerie, and you’ll often catch me writing about dog-related topics on Officiallypets.com!

Every dog owner likes to buy gifts for their pooch, and most dogs end up with their own toy box full of playthings. Often these toys need to be thrown away because the dog has chewed them. Perhaps the stuffing is coming out, and the ears have been ripped off. Sometimes the toys are left unsafe for a dog. No surprise then, that dog owners are always on the lookout for toys which are almost indestructible. Certainly, we all want toys that our dogs simply cannot destroy. read more

Hugging Cats: Do they like it?

Hello, fellow cat person. The official ‘Hug your cat day’ is coming. Any cat owner must wonder, “Why would anybody create a special day based on a nearly impossible activity?” If you have an adorable cat that is too affectionate and lets you pet it all the time, you must be disagreeing with me already. Make hay while the sun shines, because your beloved pet must be chalking out its ultimate plan to take over the world while you are asleep. read more

Walking the dog

Best Hobbies for Dog Owners

If you’re looking for something to do that involves your four-legged friend; or somehow is based around him, then look no further!

We’ve rounded up some of the most compatible hobbies for dog lovers, and there is something for everyone.

Whether you’re really active and are looking for a new sport to take up with your pooch; or you just want to relax in front of the fire and crochet your adorable puppy. read more