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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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Five cat and dog videos for Friday, April 6, 2012

It’s the Friday before Easter weekend, so when you aren’t searching for eggs, take some time to watch these five videos that feature dogs, cats, and a rabbit. Click on the links below: Boxer dog welcomes soldier home Cat needs to get in shape Chasing tail: Cat vs. Pit Bull The Pit Bull dog and […]

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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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At a Crossroads with Nature

by Michael MountainFounder, Best Friends Animal Society, Zoe, and The Stubby Dog Project “It was like, uhh, he’s like me.” I was sitting at a table with a group of teenagers in a rehab program – most of them from dysfunctional families. I was president at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary at the time, and we […]

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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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Are dogs right-handed or left-handed?

This article courtesy of woofreport.com. Are dogs left-pawed or right-pawed, or do they show any paw preference at all? And does it mean anything if they show a preference for using one paw over another? Interestingly enough, dogs and many other animals areare right- or left-pawed, and many are also ambidextrous. While numerous studies have […]

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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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Dear Labby: Must I pay for friend’s doctor visit?

Dear Labby, My friend Glen came over to meet my newly adopted Heeler, Greta. When Glen reached down to pet her, Greta (who is still a little nervous) bit Glen on the arm without breaking skin. Glen is somewhat of a hypochondriac and went to the doctor later that week with an “achy arm.” The […]

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Dear Labby: Apology for outing gay dog?

Dear Labby, I found my little Whippet, Henry, on the side of the road two years ago. He loves to smell flowers, is very fastidious about where he eliminates, and has never tried to hump another dog. Except for another male dog, on two different occasions. At a party the other night, I made a […]

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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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Pets vs. children: George Clooney’s girlfriend weighs in

This article courtesy of Patty Khuly, VMD, MBA, PetMD.com. George Clooney’s got a new-ish girlfriend. This one’s name is Elisabetta Canalis. She made waves recently after she spoke frankly about not wanting to have children. Her dogs are enough, she explained (which seemed like a good policy to me, given her choice of partners). But […]

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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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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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