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Halloween Pet Fun… Looking Back

Looking back at some fun Halloween moments with our gang and friends…

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Happy Halloween 2013 From the Gang at Just One More Pet

2013 Annual NYC Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade – Haunted Hounds

‘Until One Has Loved an Animal, Part of Their Sour Remains Unawakened’

October 31, 2013 Posted by | Animal and Pet Photos, Chihuahua, Chiweenie, Dogs, Dogs, Holidays With Pets, Just One More Pet, Man's Best Friend, pet fun | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

2013 Annual NYC Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade – Haunted Hounds

"The 23rd Annual Halloween Dog Parade held at New York`s Tompkins Square Park was nothing short of amazing. From a twerking Miley Cyrus atop a canine version of Robin Thicke, to Walter White from `Breaking Bad`".

Huffington Post: Behold, the best dressed of the day:

bulldog

ice cream truck

hulk

anthony

barknado

pug

chicken

jarjar

pope

star wars family

lion dog

michael jackson dog

thor

beach bum

boo

flower

food truck pup

mammoth dog

chef

wrecking ball

walter white

chich

batman

bball dog

pin

starbucks pup

(Photo Credit: Hayden Rockwell) More photos at Site 

2012 NYC Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade – Haunted Hounds

5 Halloween Safety Tips for Your Cats and Dogs 

Halloween Fun Photos… Hope You Have a Good One!

Creative Pet Halloween Costumes 

Fun Faces of Halloween

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Halloween Lobster

October 30, 2013 Posted by | Animal and Pet Photos, Chihuahua, Chiweenie, Dogs, Dogs, Holidays With Pets, Just One More Pet, Pet Events, Pet Friendship and Love, pet fun, Pets | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

5 Halloween Safety Tips for Your Cats and Dogs

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Parade with some JOMP embellishments: Halloween is a fun holiday for kids and adults. Unfortunately, it’s not always the best time of year for cats and dogs. Here are five tips to keep your pets safe.

1. No Sweets for Your Sweetie

Several popular Halloween treats are toxic to pets. Candies containing the artificial sweetener xylitol can be poisonous to dogs. Even small amounts of xylitol sweetener can cause a sudden drop in blood sugar, which leads to lack of coordination and seizures. Chocolate, especially baker’s and dark chocolate, can also be potentially poisonous to animals, especially dogs. Symptoms of significant chocolate ingestion may include vomiting, diarrhea, hyperactivity, increased thirst and urination, heart rhythm abnormalities, and even seizures. If  your dog or cat accidentally ingests any potentially harmful products and you need emergency advice, please consult with your veterinarian immediately.  Raisins and macadamia nuts are also no-no foods for pets.

2. Watch Out for Those Wrappers

Cats love to play with candy wrappers, but ingesting aluminum foil or cellophane can cause intestinal blockage and induce vomiting.

3. Careful with Costumes

If you dress up your pet for Halloween, make sure the costume does not limit his movement, hearing, sight, or ability to breathe, bark, or drink. Also check the costume for choking hazards.  Also make sure the costumes are inflammable. A simple festive Halloween bandana can be A smart alternative to dressing your pet from head-to-paw, especially if they don’t like dressing up!

4. Decorations Can Be Dangerous

Re-think putting candles in jack-o-lanterns. Pets can easily knock these over and start a fire, and curious kittens are particularly at risk of getting burned by candle flames. (There are many alternatives to candles and open flames these days.) Also take care to prevent your pets from having access to wires and cords from holiday decorations. If chewed, a wire can damage your pet’s mouth with shards of glass or plastic, or deliver a potentially lethal electrical shock.

5. Trick-or-Treating is for Kids, not Pets

During trick-or-treating hours, it’s generally best to keep pets in a room away from your front door. Halloween brings a flurry of activity with visitors constantly arriving at the door, and pets may escape the safety of your home. Make sure your pet is wearing a collar with identification tags.

*TIP: If you have social pets, who like people and like to dress-up, put up a babygate at the door.  That cuts down on the door bell rings.

**And every pet is different… I used to live in a close knit neighborhood where several of the supervising parents took their big dogs (labs and setters) out with them as they walked with their kids to trick or treat and one took her Chihuahua out in a costume in her purse… but these are exceptions rather that the rule.

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Halloween Pet Treats

Your pets don’t have to be left out of the fun.  You can make delicious pet friendly Halloween treats that they’ll enjoy. Pounce on over here for easy-to-make treats for your cats, dogs, and horses. And have a safe and fun Halloween.

By Michele C. Hollow  who writes the pet-friendly blog Pet News and Views. She is the author of The Everything Guide to Working with Animals: From dog groomer to wildlife rescuer – tons of great jobs for animal lovers (Everything (Pets) (Kindle), and is working on a book about a WWI service dog.

*Be sure to check back here at Just One More Pet throughout the week for more Halloween and holiday tips for pet parents and for lots of fun Halloween pet photos.

October 28, 2013 Posted by | Animal or Pet Related Stories, Chihuahua, Chiweenie, Dogs, Dogs, Holidays With Pets, Just One More Pet, Pet Friendship and Love, Pet Health, Pet Nutrition, Pets, responsible pet ownership, We Are All God's Creatures | , , , , , | 3 Comments

Halloween Lobster

Here’s a Lobster You’ll Have to See to Believe — It Only Occurs Once in Every 50 Million

TheBlaze has reported on giant and even oddly colored lobsters over the last couple years, but none are quite so odd as this latest one. Trapped by a Massachusetts fisherman, “Pinchy” is perfectly two toned in color.

Rare Black and Orange Lobster Split Trapped Just Before Halloween

This image released by the New England Aquarium shows a two-toned female lobster. (Photo: AP/New England Aquarium, Emily Bauernseind)

The New England Aquarium said it’s a 1-pound female lobster with a rare coloration known as a split. Marine officials say such coloration is estimated to occur once in every 50 million lobsters. The Boston Globe reported that scientists believe the condition results in the lobster’s early cellular development.

The fisherman who caught the seasonally colored crustacean in a trap last week is from Beverly, a seaside community 20 miles northeast of Boston.

Don’t believe this little lady is real? Here’s a video of it moving around:

The Globe reports this lobster bearing the name “Pinchy,” after a lobster in an episode of “The Simpsons.”

Aquarium officials said Wednesday splits have been caught in Maine, Rhode Island and Nova Scotia in the last 10 years.

(H/T: Gawker)

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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NH man snares rare, cobalt-blue lobster

November 6, 2012 Posted by | Animal or Pet Related Stories, Animal Related Education, animals, Just One More Pet, Unusual Stories, Wild Animals | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Patriot Pup Halloween Costumes 2012…

The Most Adorably Patriotic Halloween Costumes This Year

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 20: French Bulldog Lula poses as the Olympic Team USA at the Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade on October 20, 2012 in New York City. Hundreds of dog owners festooned their pets for the annual event, the largest of its kind in the United States. (Credit: Getty Images)

The Most Adorably Patriotic Halloween Costumes This Year

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 20: Squiggy dons swimwear at the Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade on October 20, 2012 in New York City. Hundreds of dog owners festooned their pets for the annual event, the largest of its kind in the United States. Credit: Getty Images

The Most Adorably Patriotic Halloween Costumes This Year

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 20: Harry, a corgi, poses as a fire truck at the Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade on October 20, 2012 in New York City. Hundreds of dog owners festooned their pets for the annual event, the largest of its kind in the United States. Credit: Getty Images

The Most Adorably Patriotic Halloween Costumes This Year

John Cisa and Lisa Johnson and Trinity during the 22nd Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in New York on October 20, 2012. The parade of masquerading dogs is the largest Halloween Dog Parade in the US.Credit: AFP/Getty Images

The Most Adorably Patriotic Halloween Costumes This Year

Oscar dressed as ‘Mutt Romney’ attends the 22nd Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in New York on October 20, 2012. The parade of masquerading dogs is the largest Halloween Dog Parade in the US.  Credit: AFP/Getty ImagesCredit: AFP/Getty Images

h/t to the Blaze for photos!

November 1, 2012 Posted by | Animal and Pet Photos, animals, Dogs, Dogs, Holidays With Pets, If Animlas Could Talk..., Just One More Pet, Man's Best Friend, On The Lighter Side, Pet Events, pet fun, Pets | , , , , | 2 Comments

Costumes for Pet Birds and the Five Top Halloween Dangers to Pet Birds

Clothing for pets has boomed in recent years, and fashions for pet birds are definitely out there for those who want to try them. But how many bird owners actually do dress their birds in costume? The question is… how many people have really considered dressing up their bird(s)?

Halloween can be a fun and thrilling time of year, but many traditional Halloween customs can pose a risk to pet birds.
Owning a bird, however, doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on all the Halloween fun. Careful planning and consideration can help keep your little feathered goblin out of harm’s way during the festivities.
Read on to find out the Top 5 Halloween Dangers to pet birds, and what you can do to avoid them. Happy Haunting!

1. Jack-O-Lanterns

Watch that pumpkin! Birds may be attracted to it because of its bright orange color. (The fact that many birds love pumpkin seeds doesn’t exactly help.) Pumpkins that have been carved can pose a deadly risk to birds — they may try to climb in and out of the holes and get stuck, or get burned by a candle inside.

2. Artificial Spider Webs

Artificial spider webs are a very common Halloween decoration. While they do add a spooky touch to Halloween decor, they can be very dangerous to a bird. If you choose to use them, make sure to place them in a location well out of your bird’s reach. A bird can easily get entangled in the fine, wispy threads of these webs, or even injest them causing severe intestinal problems.

3. Candy

We all know that sugar is not good for our birds, but some Halloween candies can be toxic to them. The brightly colored wrappers of some candies can be particularly attractive to birds, so make sure to keep your pet in an area away from your Halloween candy to eliminate the risk.

4. People in Costume

Since sight is one of a bird’s most important senses, it’s no surprise that they are very perceptive animals; always observing their surroundings. Much like the way a bird can be "shocked" by a sudden change in his or her environment, some can become very frightened by people in unusual costumes. Keep this in mind and keep your pet out of the sight of party-goers and trick-or-treaters if you observe your pet becoming stressed.

5. Noise

With all the doorbells ringing, trick-or-treaters knocking, and spooky sound effects playing, it is easy for a bird to become overwhelmed with all the activity. If you think your bird may be sensitive to such stimulation, the best idea may be to isolate your pet in a quiet, low traffic area until the celebrations subside. Stress and shock can cause diarrhea amongst other health concerns, so it’s better to be safe than sorry.

h/t to About.com

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November 1, 2012 Posted by | Animal or Pet Related Stories, animals, Holidays With Pets, If Animlas Could Talk..., Just One More Pet, pet fun, Pets | , , | 2 Comments

NYC: Haunted hounds: The annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade

Nearly 500 canines and their owners donned elaborate costumes Saturday for the Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade.

There was a doggie Don Draper, a pooch Princess Beatrice, and a bulldog runaway bride, among other adorable pups.

A corgy dressed as a NYC MTA bus was named top dog but wasn’t there to receive the prize.

Look below for some Howl-o-ween fun.

Timothy A. Clary / AFP – Getty Images

A dog dressed as Hurricane Irene.

Timothy A. Clary / AFP – Getty Images

A dog dressed as Don Draper from the television series "Mad Men."

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Tank the English Bullodog as the "Runaway Bride."

Timothy A. Clary / AFP – Getty Images

Summer Strand and "Princess Beatrice" attend the 21st annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in New York on Oct. 22, 2011.

Timothy A. Clary / AFP – Getty Images

Karen Biehl and Eli are dressed as peacocks.

Timothy A. Clary / AFP – Getty Images

A dog is dressed as a pin cushion.

Timothy A. Clary / AFP – Getty Images

A dog dressed as a dragon.

Timothy A. Clary / AFP – Getty Images

A dog in costume as a New York City bus.

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Gina and Scott Keatley with Buttercup as Popeye and Olive.

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May I help you?

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Sarah Polgee and Kiki.

What do Princess Beatrice, Don Draper and Hurricane Irene have in common?

They are just a few of the many doggies in costumes that showed up for the 21st Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in New York City on Oct. 22. 

Hundreds of dogs marched in the parade, with proceeds benefiting the Tompkins Square Park Dog Run Association


First Place: "Best In Show", Harry the corgi dressed as an M23 bus and his owner Ben, dressed as the bus stop, won "Best in Show" at the 21st Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Day Parade on Saturday, Oct 22nd, 2011


First Place: "Best Dog & Owner Combo", "Doggie Moms" Reality TV star Karen Biehl and her chihuahua Eli win First Place: "Best Dog and Owner Combo" as the Peacock


First Place: "Spirit of the East Village", Meteor and Fifi-Gigi on their surfboard take First Prize: "Spirit of the East Village" as "Gidget Goes to Tompkins

First Place:  Non-Costume Costume, The ‘Avatar’ dog



500 dogs and 3,000 spectators gather at the run for the start of the competition October 22, 2011

Thank you to all our sponsors who helped make this year’s event such a success:

Evermore Pet Food
Jack Spade
Stella & Chewy’s
Unleashed Grooming Spa
Plus a big thanks to our many other prize donors:
Paws & Relax Pet Hotel & Daycare
Petopia
The Barkin Bin
Bide-A-Wee
Winne Au Photography
Verso Restaurant
Goodbeer Beer Hall
Whisker’s Holistic Pet Store
The Rabbit Club Bar
Kate’s Joint
Shaina Fishman Pet Photography
Global Dog Designs
Desnuda Restaurant
Cienfuegos Restaurant
Barnyard Cheese Shop
Brix NYC Fine Wines
Blink Fitness
Lunasa Bar & Grill

h/t to Animal Tracks and the HuffPo

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October 30, 2011 Posted by | Animal and Pet Photos, Animal or Pet Related Stories, animals, Holidays With Pets, If Animlas Could Talk..., Just One More Pet, Pet Events, pet fun, Pets | , , , , , | 2 Comments

Schmitty The Weather Dog Barks: Halloween Snow In NYC?

Video: Halloween Snow in NYC?  Barks Schmitty the Weather Dog

October 30, 2011 Posted by | Dogs, Holidays With Pets, If Animlas Could Talk..., Just One More Pet, Pets | , | Leave a comment

Creative Pet Halloween Costumes

Dachshund Costume

Lion Costume

Witch From Wicked

Fast Food Dogs

Camel Dog

Wizzard Monkeys

Project DogPotter Kitty

Poor Dog

Hmmm... Said She Was a Skeleton

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Bow-Wow Blue Brothers

Wolf and Red Riding Hood

Too Cute

Holidays Are Great and Fun to Share With Our Pets, As Long As We Avoid the No-No Foods and Consider Their Safety… Watch Those Flammable Costumes!  The Biggest Holiday Season of the Year Is Here Beginning With Halloween~

October 17, 2011 Posted by | Animal and Pet Photos, animals, Dogs, Holidays With Pets, If Animlas Could Talk..., Just One More Pet, Man's Best Friend, On The Lighter Side, pet fun, Pets | , , , , | 8 Comments

Halloween Fun Photos… Hope You Had a Good One!

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