Dog Health General

Winter Skin Care For Dogs

The body cannot always keep up the necessary balance of chemicals, oils and bacteria the skin needs to stay soft, flexible and comfortable, and the common result is dry, itchy, flaking skin.

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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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Before you adopt, think about…

Shelters can be heartbreaking places to visit — crowded, chaotic, and full of sad, adorable faces. The more prepared you are emotionally for what you’ll see at the shelter, the less likely you are to lose your heart to a dog you feel sorry for rather than to a dog who’s a good match for […]

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Man accused of throwing two dogs into fire pit

April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month, but that appears to be lost on a Texas man who is charged with felony animal cruelty after he allegedly threw two dogs into a burning fire pit late last week. Larry Lowery, 28, of Point, is said to have thrown the stray dogs into the blazing […]

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Pit Bull dog cleans a bunny

Video: A small cottontail rabbit gets clean with a little help from her new friend, a gentle Pit Bull named Sharky; the perfect video to help unwind after a long day.

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Five cat and dog videos for Friday, March 30, 2011

Can we all get along? It’s Friday, and time for five weekly videos. Today’s theme is togetherness: a cat plays mama to baby squirrels, two cats engage in some heavy petting, a puppy plays with a black cat, an American Staffordshire Terrier is overwhelmed by four kittens, and a Pit Bull shows a little tenderness […]

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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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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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Cats: Positive Confirmations of H1N1 Influenza Virus in March 2011

by Dr. Patrick Mahaney The clinical evidence that H1N1 influenza virus infects both people and animals should make all pet owners take notice. Recently, I published Reemergence of H1N1 Influenza Virus in Wisconsin Cats Raises Important Public Health Concerns after human caretakers spread their illness to household feline friends. Influenza viruses have proven capable of […]

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Product Reviews

Play-N-Squeak Cat Toys by OurPet’s

Pet Product Review – Play-N-Squeak cat toys by OurPet’s Like most cats, ours are so finicky with toys and treats there’s no telling what will interest them. I picked up the Ball of Furry Fury toy at the pet store thinking maybe one out of the three might be intrigued by the squeak and the […]

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Scratch Lounge for Cats from My Three Cats and Co.

Pet Product Review – Scratch Lounge for Cats from My Three Cats and Co. The review panel kitties wish to send their sincere thanks to the My Three Cats team for sending a Scratch Lounge for their review! All cats have a need to knead and the clever design of the Scratch Lounge combines their […]

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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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