The Petside Digest: This Week's Must-ReadsPublished December 17, 2010
Weiner Nationals: Rhyming Robot Probably the only thing that can make the Weiner Nationals 2010 at the prestigious Berkeley Wiener Dog Races is our new favorite newscaster, Rhyming Robot. The best moments: the priceless faces of the contestants being interviewed by a robot, people eating hot dogs at a wiener race, and just the pure cuteness of stubby-legged pups sprinting towards the finish line. iVillage Make every holiday an excuse to dress up your pets in the cutest (and silliest) seasonal get ups! We guarantee that the results will be a gift in of themselves. See the 30 Amazing Holiday Pet Costumes and get ideas of your own! If you want to see some really SERIOUS reindeer antler action, check out petside.com's Pets in Reindeer Antlers Slideshow 6 Health Benefits of Pet Dogs and Cats: The Huffington Post For anyone considering getting a pet this Christmas or giving one away for the holiday gift season, Dr. Joan Liebmann-Smith brings up some pleasantly surprising benefits a happy pet can bring into a home. While it's important to always consider the physical and mental of the pet, as well as the family they will be joining, recent research has also uncovered some surprising physical and psychological benefits of pet ownership for children and adults. Did you know, that just the presence of a pet can help with allergies and improving heart conditions, and even lowering cholsterol? Check out what else a pet can do for you this winter and for the rest of your life! Also, check out our article on how pets make you live longer! Adoptable Pet of the Week: Crash What a handsome face! This loving terrier/ dachshund mix, Crash, got his name when he was found on the road hit by a car. Fortunately, he was not injured or traumatized, and is now eagerly awaiting a family to take him in! He is fantastically well-behaved around children and other pets, and is little guy so is perfect for smaller homes and apartments. To get more info on this exceptional pet, contact Pooches on the Move.