Dog Health General

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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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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Cat mothers baby squirrels

An amazing news report: A cat named Tammy just had her third litter of kittens. Two baby squirrels are abandoned by their mother. Maternal instincts trump killer instinct: The cat feeds, washes, and takes care of baby squirrels as if they were her own offspring.

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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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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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Bacon and Cheese Dog Treats

Courtesy of FidoDogTreats.com Dog food recipe ingredients: 1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour 1 Cup Oat Flour 7 Slices of cooked bacon 1 Eggg 1/2 Water 1/2 Cup of shredded cheese Dog food recipe instructions: While the oven is preheating to 350, cook the bacon until it is crisp and finely grind it. Then mix all […]

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Book Excerpt: The Everything Guide to Working with Animals

Do you love animals? Do you want to work with animals but don’t know where to start? The Everything Guide to Careers with Animals (Adams Media) features personal stories from experts in the field, including a large-animal surgeon, a professional dog trainer, an animal behaviorist, and the former president and CEO of the American Society […]

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Lifestyles of the Rich and Furry

By Carol Bryant, FIDO Friendly magazine She has her own closet and wardrobe. He has a professional photographer take exclusive underwater shots during a swim session. Oh, and she has been on Oprah, Good Morning America, Martha Stewart, and The Today Show. These references belong to refined Fidos whose owners have replaced champagne wishes with […]

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Dear Labby: what’s in a dog’s name?

Dear Labby, The only information my girlfriend and I ever got about our adopted Yorkshire Terrier is that someone brought him to the shelter after he was hit by a motorcycle. (He’s fine now.) We call him Harley. Recently, a friend told me we have a twisted sense of humor for giving the dog that […]

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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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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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The EatBetter Bowl by Contech

Pet Product Review: The EatBetter Bowl by Contech I have an 18 week old puppy named Polar. Polar tends to what I call inhale his food, I don’t think he even chews. He eats so fast that he often chokes or coughs when he is eating. I knew this couldn’t be good, but what I […]

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Hanging Pet Accessory Organizer by Yep Yup

Pet Product Review – Hanging Pet Accessory Organizer by Yep Yup Genius! A hanging organizer for all of our pet’s “equipment!” The Yep Yup Organizer is made of heavy canvas material that I believe will withstand years of wear and tear. They give you plenty of pockets in a variety of sizes for storing leashes, […]

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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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