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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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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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Rub ‘n Lounge Cat Scratcher by Imperial Cat

Pet Product Review – Rub ‘n Lounge cat scratcher by Imperial Cat Since my cats love to sharpen their claws on everything imaginable, I’m always looking for ways to steer them away from the furniture and toward something that will not put me into a tail-spin! Imperial Cat’s line of Scratch ‘n Shapes cat scratchers […]

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Save shelter dogs, eliminate cruelty — HURRY!

Heard about the documentary Guarding Dogs? If not, it’s probably because the film has yet to be made. But according to its producers, and director J.R. Fleming, the goal is to create an interactive, multimedia experience that raises awareness about animal rescue, exposes the reality of shelter life, and encourages adoption. This is the part […]

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Training a deaf dog?

Question: I'd like to adopt a deaf dog, but I'm wondering: Will she be difficult to train? Answer: Deaf dogs can make great pets. They adapt to their hearing loss quite well because a dog’s primary sources of communication are through body language and scent. You might notice that when two dogs greet each other, […]

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Dog whining when we eat?

Question: My dog whines whenever I sit down to eat — what can I do? Answer: This is a common problem. Your dog wants attention and gets it by whining. (It may not be positive attention, but it’s attention nonetheless.) Promise yourself that you are going to spend two weeks actively working on this problem. […]

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Old Fashion Dog Bone

Courtesy of FidoDogTreats.com Dog food recipe ingredients: 3/4 cup hot water 1/2 cup margarine 1/2 cup powdered milk 1 tsp. salt 1 egg 3 cups of flour (preferrably whole wheat) 2 tsp. sugar Dog food recipe instructions: Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. In a mixing bowl, pour the hot water over the margarine. Then, […]

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Big Daddy Biscuits | All natural dog treats

Pet Product Review – Big Daddy Biscuits | All natural dog treats After fending the dogs off long enough to open the aromatic delivery from Big Daddy Biscuits, I instructed them to prepare their palettes, for they were now on the clock. Ever eager to provide me with detailed feedback on the new treat’s taste […]

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Handling: Prepare puppy for vet exams and grooming

Once your pup is calmly accepting of brief, gentle touches, it is time to start working on helping them to enjoy handling which more closely resembles a veterinary or grooming exam. Not only will this endear you to the pet professionals who assist you in supporting your pup’s well being but, these daily exercises will […]

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Year of the Rabbit Dog Sweater by Rockstar Puppy

Pet Product Review: Year of the Rabbit Dog Sweater by Rockstar Puppy Chinese New Year 4709, or 2011 in the Western calendar, is the Year of the Rabbit. It is predicted by Chinese Astrology that 2011 will a much calmer year, on both a personal level and world level. Will this ring true? Rockstar Puppy […]

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The Pet Corrector by The Company of Animals

Pet Product Review – The Pet Corrector by The Company of Animals The Pet Corrector is a can of pressurized air that emits a hissing sound when sprayed. It emulates the warning sound that snakes, geese and insects make in the wild. I was more than a little skeptical of the effectiveness a can of […]

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Book Review: Dog Joy & Photobooth Dogs from The Bark

Pet Product Review – Book Review: Dog Joy & Photobooth Dogs from The Bark Photobooth Dogs A photo album filled with images of humans and their pups, some dating back to the 20’s when the “Photomaton” made its debut. Big dogs, little dogs, pure breds and mutts, young folks, old folks, the well-to-do, and perhaps […]

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Bill would make torturing dog or cat felony offense

This article courtesy of Pet Insurance 101. One year after state lawmakers failed to make it a serious crime to torture dogs and cats, they will consider a similar bill introduced in the Senate this session. Senate Pro Tempore Billy Hewes, R-Gulfport, is sponsoring legislation that would make the deliberate torture, mutilation, maiming or burning […]

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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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The Original Kong Dog Toys & Kong Stuff’n

Pet Product Review – The Original Kong Dog Toys & Kong Stuff’n It’s always a challenge to find chew toys for Shakespeare. He’s mangled many a supposedly “tough” toy with his mighty Dane jaws, but the Kong Toys have never let us down. They keep him busy for hours and he has yet to dislodge […]

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Healthy Treats for Dogs, Cats and Horses from Happy Tails Bakery

Pet Product Review – Healthy treats for dogs, cats and horses from Happy Tails Bakery Jan, a former vet tech and zookeeper, researched animal nutrition and developed treats for dogs, cats and horses that are superior to most commercial treats because of their wholesome, natural ingredients. For example, take a look at the ingredient list […]

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Stella & Chewy’s all-natural, freeze-dried Carnivore Kisses Treats

Pet Product Review – Stella & Chewy’s all-natural, freeze-dried Carnivore Kisses Treats Never ones to refuse delicious treats, the dogs enthusiastically greeted the delivery man as he dropped off Stella & Chewy’s new Wild Alaskan Salmon Kisses for their reviewing pleasure! On the salmon Kisses container it reads, “Ingredients: Salmon.” That speaks volumes to me! […]

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