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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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British Bloodhound undergoes cosmetic surgery

Facelifts and tummy tucks aren’t just for humans anymore. Junior, a 5-year-old Bloodhound from Selby, North Yorkshire, England, has racked up a vet bill of over £10,000 ($15,000 U.S.) after two years and multiple cosmetic surgeries. Cosmetic surgeries for dogs may sound like an odd concept, but Junior’s owners, Denise and David Smart, have no […]

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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: 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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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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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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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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HAAN SI-35 Steam Mop

Pet Product Review: HAAN SI-35 Steam Mop by Guest Blogger: Jocelyn I am always looking for eco-friendly, kid and pet safe ways to clean my floor. What I typically findare cleaners that smell terrible and others that don’t come close to working, much less doing what the bottles claim. I figured, never having tried a […]

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Customizable Pet ID Tags by Dog Tag Art

Pet Product Review: Customizable Pet ID Tags by Dog Tag Art What a fun delivery to receive from the creative team at Dog Tag Art! If you’re looking for a petID tag that’s different and reflects your pet’s inner dog or cat, I recommend taking a click-trip to the Dog Tag Art website. They have […]

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The Original Pet Fountain by Drinkwell

Pet Product Review – The Original Pet Fountain by Drinkwell Having been owned by a cat years ago who developed a painful urinary tract infection, I knew the importance of cats drinking plenty of fresh water every day. Sometime later I came across an article saying that cats drink running water much more frequently because […]

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Dad gets a Boxer… and a little advice?

Today my father is bringing home a dog. We talk occasionally, my dad and I, about volunteering or about my own pups, Uno and Maybe. Sometimes we discuss Pit Bulls and their bad rap. And he’s a regular Save a Dog user, virtually fostering animals through the DogTime Facebook application. But I had no idea his interest was anything […]

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Bad Cuz Squeaky Heavy-Duty Rubber Ball With Feet

Pet Product Review – Bad Cuz Squeaky Heavy-Duty Rubber Ball with Feet When you have a puppy in the house, like I do, you look for toys that not only are squeaky fun, but also able to stand up to a puppy’s sharp teeth, and keep him occupied. The toy I recommend: Bad Cuz Squeaky […]

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