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From the Weird to the Wonderful, Some of Our Strangest Pets

This was written by Tom Brown.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to own a three quarter ton Hippopotamus or dine with a giraffe? This article takes a look a few of the world’s strangest pets, as well as some of our best loved dog and cat breeds from around the world.

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World’s Strangest Pets

Our first strange pet is a giant rodent, known as a Capybara (upper right). The Capybara has a rather heavy body which is barrel-shaped. The fur on the upper body is red. They are the largest species of rodent in the world and closely related to a guinea pig, a relationship reflected in their appearance. Bobcat Next is the Bobcat. The bobcat is a North American mammal of the cat family and ranges from southern Canada to northern Mexico. Surprisingly, owning these animals as pets isn’t all that rare and there are numerous specialist places that sell Bobcats, although you do have to have a license. Bobcats are independent and quite self-sufficient but are extremely companionable and loyal to their owners. Flying Squirrel Flying squirrelsare perhaps one of the funniest exotic pets. They don’t have the ability to take flight like a bird, but instead glide between trees with their furry parachute like membrane, known as the patagium and can glide up to 30 metres. Flying squirrels make great pets as they’re lively and entertaining and love gliding around the house.

Cat Breeds from Around the World

Maine Coon Cat The Maine Coon, originating from North America, is undeniably one of the most beautiful cat breeds. It’s one of the oldest natural breeds in North America and is noted for its rectangular body shape and long, flowing coat. The Maine Coon is now America’s second most popular breed, after clawing its way back from the point of extinction.

Cymric Cat

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Next is the Cymric cat. A muscular, compact cat with a sturdy bone structure, these beautiful cats originate from the Isle of Man. The most distinctive feature of the Cymric is the absence of a tail. Siamese Cat Another well-loved and popular breed is the Siamese cat, originating in Southeast Asia. These beautiful cats are very selective in who they give their love to. They tend to be very loving and close to their owners, but can be extremely stand-offish when it comes to visitors. They are best known for their piercing blue eyes.

Dog Breeds from Around the World

Akita Dog Arguably one of the most stunning dog breeds is the Akita. They originated in the mountainous Northern regions of Japan. The Akita is a strong dominant breed, known to have much affection for their owners. They’re most recognizable by their thick fluffy double coats.

Dachshund Dog

Perhaps the most instantly recognizable dog breed is the Dachshund. Often nicknamed the sausage dog because of its short legs and long body, these dogs originated in Germany and were bred for hunting burrowing animals such as Badgers and Rabbits. Basset Hound Dog Finally, the Basset Hound originated in France. This breed is known for its loose skin structure, which causes the face to occasionally look sad. Many people don’t realize that Basset hounds must be cared for in a different way to other dogs. A Bassett Hound should be put on the correct diet from a chiot (The French word for puppy) onwards. A Basset Hound chiot must be trained and cared for properly to ensure a healthy adult dog. There are many more amazing pets all over the world ranging from pet penguins and tigers, to the stunning Persian cats of Iran and the cute Labradoodle’s of Australia. Those were just some of the amazing animals we share our planet with.

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Only Natural Pet Store Offers Only the Best Natural Dog and Cat Products

Offering natural dog and cat products of the highest quality consistent with a holistic approach to pet health,

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strongly believes that our animal companions benefit from natural living in the same way that humans do.

takes our environment into account in everything they do. Their company is 100% powered by wind energy and they are working to become a Zero Waste company. Take a look at some of their best sellers:





Only Natural Pet Fresh Filets Freeze-Dried Meals – These freeze-dried complete meals offer your pet the proven health benefits of a raw meat diet in a more convenient form. (Flavors: Beef, Chicken & Veggies)

Wellness Canned Cat Food – Features all human grade ingredients of nutritious proteins and fresh, whole cranberries and blueberries to help maintain proper urinary tract health. (Flavors: Chicken, Turkey, Beef, Salmon, Lobster)





Nature's Variety Raw Food Diets – Raw diet containing 95% freshly ground USDA meat and fresh, natural fruits & vegetables, with cold processed Norwegian Virgin Salmon Oil. Each diet is 95% meat, organs, and bones with a portion of these products from certified organic sources. (Flavors: Chicken & Turkey, Beef, Rabbit, Lamb, Venison)

Tiki Cat Premium Wild Caught Canned Cat Food – Premium wild-caught seafood for cats! Made with the highest quality, human grade, whole seafood ingredients. Tiki Cat uses premium Ahi Tuna, not lower quality Tuna's and "Tuna Family" meat sources. (Flavors: Hawaiian Grill, Tahitian Grill, Molokai Luau, Lanai Luau, Waikiki Luau, Makaha Luau)

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Alaska’s 100% Organic Gourmet Dog Treats

Sometimes something simple catches my eye. I just came across some 100% Organic Gourmet Dog Treats. The chicken flavor is in the shape of a baby chicken, or chick, and the peanut butter flavor is in the shape of a peanut. I love the simplicity. And of course they are nutritious for your beloved canine as they are 100% organic. Visit Alaska's Bakery and search for something special now.

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Eco-Style has Gone to the Dogs, Literally

We know that going "Green" can cost a pretty penny at times, but we don't have to give up on living well. And our dogs certainly don't have to either. Many eco-friendly products have come out for the "Green Dog."

For $39, your favorite companion can show off his or her style in one of

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's eco-friendly

s. It comes in cool colors like black, chrome, toffee, and of course "green." Each one is a one-of-a-kind, handcrafted from a reclaimed truck inner tube!



Now for those picky dogs who only want to feel natural products against their fur, Planet Dog's Cozy Hemp Adjustable Collar might be more your style. Made of naturally dyed hemp, it's built tough to handle whatever you throw at it – salt water, mud puddles, sand and snow. And it comes in apple green, orange, and purple.


Planet Dog Cozy Hemp Adjustable Collar


When your best friend is tired, and the floor simply isn't good enough, there's always the Sage Sweet Dreams Dog Bed. At $53.95 they'll be counting sheep, er I mean cats, in no time. And the'll be counting in style on comfy, ultra durable beds made from 100% post consumer recycled plastic, better known as the pop bottle. This is perfect for the "Green Dog" ready to do their part to help our planet, all without lifting a paw.


Sage Sweet Dreams Dog Bed - Medium

And don't worry little pups, you're not left out. Organic Style has a
Welcome Home Puppy Gift Set just for you. It comes with a cuddly monkey blanket and matching toy – both made with organic cotton of course, a chewy toy, and mini treat bones – made of organic ingredients.



Welcome Home Puppy Gift Set


Who knew dogs had it so good? For more great products, click here.

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