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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Top 16 friendly dogs

Some dogs are incredibly friendly, others are aloof and suspicious. Here are 16 dogs that were rated the highest — five stars — for All-around friendliness in the DogTime.com Dog Breed Center. The ranking was based on four sub-categories: affectionate with family, dog friendly, friendly toward strangers, and kid friendliness. 1. Bichon Frise 2. Bull […]

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Belfast dog Lennox is dead

Despite last-minute efforts to re-locate the dog to a American dog sanctuary and a worldwide campaign for clemency, the 7-year-old pooch was euthanized in Dublin yesterday.

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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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Back in Black Adoptable Dog of the Day: May 17, 2012

Clearly, Yoko is adorable. But this charming Lab mix boasts brains as well as beauty. She’s already mastered basic obedience commands — even attended a special school for her training. And, she’s kid-friendly. Yoko is available for adoption through Friends of Homeless Animals in Northern Virginia.. Find out more about Back in Black, the national […]

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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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Living with a blind dog

Finding out that your dog is blind can be a scary bit of news at first; wondering how you and your dog will adjust can leave you feeling sad and unsure. No doubt — whether you are a new adopter and are bringing a blind dog into your house for the first time, or you […]

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Gentle black Lab seeks committed human

Used to be, the first thing I did when I got to the shelter for my shift was ask if there were any dogs who need a little extra attention or care. The manager would usually respond, “They all do.” Last week, though, the manager approached me. “Do you think you could hang out with […]

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Toy Poodle is latest addition to Japanese police force

When picturing the ideal police dog, breeds like the German Shepherd, Belgian Malinois, Labrador Retriever, and even the Rottweiler probably come to mind; these dog breeds are known for their intelligence as much as they are for their stopping power. That is precisely why Japan’s newest police dog is a surprising, unconventional choice: a Toy […]

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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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