Dog Health General

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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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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Teaching dog confidence

Question: My dog rolls over submissively whenever a larger dog approaches. Should I teach him to be more confident, and if so, how? Answer: Your dog is telling the larger dog that he is no threat — a pretty safe tactic in my opinion. Your dog has assessed the situation and determined that he is […]

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BlanketID Pet Tags – Protect your pet and your privacy

Pet Product Review – blanketID Pet Tags – Protects your pet and your privacy It’s no secret that we consumers, social networkers and just plain friendly folks, often give out way too much personal information. That’s one of the reasons the BlanketID tags really appealed to me: no personal info on your dog’s tag. I […]

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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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Book Review: bark. run. nap. repeat. by Storybuilders

Pet Product Book Review: Book Review: bark. run. nap. repeat. by Storybuilders By Guest Blogger Jocelyn The review panel would like to thank Carolyn at Storybuilders for sending out bark. run. nap. repeat.! My kids, like all kids I am sure, are always excited to get packages in the mail and this package was no […]

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Muttens – A better way to walk your dog!

Pet Product Reviews – Muttens – A better way to walk you dog. Such a unique product, I just had to ask the Muttens folks to send me a pair to review. These fleece gloves have a flap at the top that tucks and untucks allowing you to poke your fingers out: To tie the […]

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