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Before you adopt, think about…

Shelters can be heartbreaking places to visit — crowded, chaotic, and full of sad, adorable faces. The more prepared you are emotionally for what you’ll see at the shelter, the less likely you are to lose your heart to a dog you feel sorry for rather than to a dog who’s a good match for […]

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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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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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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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Dogs need fats?

Question: Is fat important to my dog’s health and, if so, what’s the best kind? Answer: Dietary fat is the most concentrated source of energy for the dog. It also provides essential fatty acids and aids in nutrient utilization and transportation. Fat is involved in cell integrity and metabolic regulation. So, yes, fat is important […]

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