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Future service dog born without paw to receive prosthetic

Service dogs do their duty by offering physical and emotional support to people living with disabilities. But what happens when it’s the service dog that is differently-abled? Adorable future service dog Pirelli, a 3-month-old Labrador Retriever puppy from Canine Assistants in Alpharetta, Ga., was born without one of his paws. Dr. Kent Bruner, the veterinarian […]

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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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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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Move Over Westminster: Best in Glow!

Michael Mountain, of Stubby Dog Project, compares Westminster champ Hickory to rescue survivor and inspiration, Jubilee. Kudos to Hickory for winning Best in Show at Westminster. Hickory (a.k.a. Grand Champion Foxcliffe Hickory Wind) comes from a grand heritage of Scottish Deerhounds dating back to the 16th Century. She lives on a 56-acre farm in horse […]

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Michael Vick’s 2nd Chance

by Michael MountainFounder, Best Friends Animal Society and The Stubby Dog Project A few weeks ago, the whole country got caught up in President Obama’s shout-out to Michael Vick, saying that he was happy that the owner of the Philadelphia Eagles had done something to give the footballer “a second chance.” Why on earth would […]

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Mutt Mops

Pet Product Review: Mutt Mops It is always hard to find toys that my dog likes to play with AND will last a while. Most toys he seems toeither destroy or lose interest in fast. Not with the Mutt Mop, he LOVES this toy. He loves to play fetch with it, he loves to sit […]

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Pure Wild Pacific Salmon Treats by Petkind

Pet Product Review – Pure Wild Pacific Salmon Treats by Petkind The panel is always ready, willing and able to test treats for the Secret Shopper and I never tire of timing how long they can “sit” before lunging for the tempting tidbits. As soon as I opened the package of Salmon Treats, the irresistible […]

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Pogo Plush Squeaker Dog Toys by Premier

Pet Product Review – Pogo Plush squeaker dog toys by Premier Shakespeare loves plush toys but his talent for tearing the toys open and devouring the stuffing at breakneck-speed is dangerous and messy. The Pogo Plush toys contain no stuffing, just an inner plastic frame that bounces back so the toy always looks like it’s […]

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Sleepypod Air in-cabin pet carrier & DryFur inserts

Pet Product Review – Sleepypod Air in-cabin pet carrier & Dry Fur inserts In February I gave the Sleepypod Air high marks for comfort and safety when used as a day-to-day carrier (transporting pets in the car), but finally had the opportunity to test the carrier in-flight when I moved my mother and her kitty, […]

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