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Serial killer stalks Houston-area dogs

Authorities in Houston, Texas, are searching for a possible serial killer following the recent discovery of seven dead dogs in the area; the deceased animals appear to be pets, and six are Pit Bulls. Of the seven dogs, four were bludgeoned to death and three of the Pit Bulls were fatally shot. Officials initially thought […]

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Boot camp gets dogs in shape

You see it frequently on reality television shows: a couch potato is whipped into shape with tough love from a drill instructor and several run-throughs of a grueling obstacle course. However, this get-in-shape-quick tactic isn’t only for people; our four-legged friends can also benefit from a rigorous exercise program. Just as it is with humans, […]

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How dolphins saved a dog named Turbo

by Michael Mountain, founder of Best Friends Animal Society and Zoe Nature I used to have a Doberman named Sun. He was a delightfully silly dog who loved everyone and just wanted to play. His favorite trick was to run up to people who’d be standing there petrified that they were going to be attacked […]

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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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Pets vs. children: George Clooney’s girlfriend weighs in

This article courtesy of Patty Khuly, VMD, MBA, PetMD.com. George Clooney’s got a new-ish girlfriend. This one’s name is Elisabetta Canalis. She made waves recently after she spoke frankly about not wanting to have children. Her dogs are enough, she explained (which seemed like a good policy to me, given her choice of partners). But […]

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Waggin’ Tails Liver Cookies of Love

Pet Product Review – Waggin’ Tails Liver Cookies of Love When Barbara Lee’s pup Willow was diagnosed with an aggressive type of cancer, she decided to take action. Barbara started baking her own healthy gourmet liver treats to coax Willow to eat. Willow did eat them, along with the rest of the dogs in her […]

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Signs of arousal and alertness in dogs

A dog who is offering the cues below (as demonstrated by our handsome dog in the photo) is telling you that he is focused on something. Closed mouth Focused stare Body tense and appearing very stiff Ears pricked forward Possible wrinkles in “forehead” (I know Pugs and Boxers and Bullies always have wrinkles!) Tail raised […]

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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 Names Dog Names By Theme

The most popular dog names for 2010 are in…

The nation’s most popular pet names for 2010 were announced today. According to pet insurance company VPI, the top ten dog names are as follows: 1.    Bella 2.    Bailey 3.    Max 4.    Lucy 5.    Molly 6.    Buddy 7.    Maggie   8.    Daisy 9.    Charlie 10. Sophie The trend toward tagging our pets with “people names” […]

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Farm Dog Relief – Pet Urine & Eco Cleaner

Pet Product Review – Farm Dog Relief – Pet Urine & Eco Cleaner When you order a Relief Pet Urine & Eco Cleaner Starter Kit from Farm Dog, you’ll receive a sprayer, a spray bottle (made from recycled milk jugs) and a vial filled with concentrated cleaning solution. You simply pour the solution into the […]

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HAAN SI-35 Steam Mop

Pet Product Review: HAAN SI-35 Steam Mop by Guest Blogger: Jocelyn I am always looking for eco-friendly, kid and pet safe ways to clean my floor. What I typically findare cleaners that smell terrible and others that don’t come close to working, much less doing what the bottles claim. I figured, never having tried a […]

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