Dog Health General

Puppy falls 30 feet from hawk’s grip

A puppy once destined to be a hawk’s afternoon snack is now safe and happy at home with the Los Banos, California family that rescued him. After miraculously surviving a fall of at least thirty feet, a young boy spotted the puppy wiggling in his mother’s garden. “All of a sudden I saw this little […]

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Dog Health General

Cat mothers baby squirrels

An amazing news report: A cat named Tammy just had her third litter of kittens. Two baby squirrels are abandoned by their mother. Maternal instincts trump killer instinct: The cat feeds, washes, and takes care of baby squirrels as if they were her own offspring.

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Dog Health General

The perfect imperfect dog

My friend Ann, who fosters dogs for the Santa Fe Humane Society, invited me over to check out her current charge: a deaf, allergy-beset, arthritic Pit Bull who isn’t great with other dogs. Wait ’til you meet her, Ann tells me. She’s perfect. In person, Ladybug’s face looks more Boxer than Pittie. That, and her […]

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Dog Health General

Ring Dog Rescue

DogTime salutes Opie Taylor (interviewed) and Ring Dog Rescue of Richmond, Virginia. How did your organization get started?I began fostering in 1999 for another local rescue. I was one of maybe three people willing to take Pit Bull type dogs into my home. I visited the shelters weekly and decided I had to do something […]

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Dog Health General

Lifestyles of the Rich and Furry

By Carol Bryant, FIDO Friendly magazine She has her own closet and wardrobe. He has a professional photographer take exclusive underwater shots during a swim session. Oh, and she has been on Oprah, Good Morning America, Martha Stewart, and The Today Show. These references belong to refined Fidos whose owners have replaced champagne wishes with […]

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Dog Health General

Dear Labby: what’s in a dog’s name?

Dear Labby, The only information my girlfriend and I ever got about our adopted Yorkshire Terrier is that someone brought him to the shelter after he was hit by a motorcycle. (He’s fine now.) We call him Harley. Recently, a friend told me we have a twisted sense of humor for giving the dog that […]

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Dog Health General

Bladder infections: covered by pet insurance?

Question: My dog has had several bladder infections. They seem to respond to treatment and then several months or a year later another infection develops. Is this something that would be covered by pet insurance? Answer: Whether or not this would be covered would depend on the company and the timing between episodes. Some companies […]

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Dog Health General

Loveable Pit Bulls

By Michele C. Hollow, Pet News and Views I’m owned by a cat. And yes, I love dogs. Lately, I have been writing a bit about Pit Bulls. Personally, I think they are adorable. My neighbor has one, and he is the sweetest boy. Even my 10-year-old son, who can be intimidated by bigger breeds, […]

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Dog Health General

flexi | retractable cord-tape-belt leashes

Pet Product Review – flexi | retractable cord-tape-belt leashes flexi retractable leashes are made in a small factory in Bargeheide, Germany and have continually received high marks from pet owners for their quality, design and durability since they went on the market 35 years ago. I’m also impressed with the wide variety of leashes they […]

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Dog Health General

VitaLife Premium All Natural Dog Treats

Pet Product Review – VitaLife premium all natural dog treats Since the panel mermbers were already big fans of VitaLife’s products,they were overjoyed to receive a package of their treats from DogTime Media to review! No problem! VitaLife Duck & Sweet Potato TwistsIngredients: Chicken, sweet potatoNoah just couldn’t get enough of these treats. He anxiously […]

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Puppies

housetrained puppy had an accident?

Question: I thought my puppy was housetrained, but she had an accident. What do I do? Answer: First of all, clean it up thoroughly. Dogs develop a strong preference for using the same toilet area they’ve used before, so use an enzymatic cleanser to get rid of, not just cover up, the smell. Then, go […]

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