DANGER!!! Dog Restraints In Cars Fail Most Crash Tests!

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While not always doing it, I think most responsible dog owners agree that it’s a good idea to use dog restraints to protect your pet in case of a car accident. Well, according to the  Center for Pet Safety, a non-profit watchdog group, 25 of 29 products failed during crash tests. “Pet owners should be screaming about […]

Jerky Treats Kill Nearly 600 Dogs, Cause Unknown

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Federal health officials are urging caution with feeding pets jerky treats from China as the tally of dogs sickened has risen to more than 3,600 dogs with approximately 580 of those dying. Ten cats have also been affected. The cases have included dogs of all  breeds, ages and sizes. Mysterious cause Since the source of […]

Canine Circovirus That’s Killing Dogs May Affect Humans

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Dr. Lindsay Ruland, a veterinarian in Ann Arbor, Michigan has seen several dogs with the symptoms associated with the canine circovirus reported in California and Ohio, including vomiting and bloody diarrhea, quick onset of lethargy, abdominal pain and severe inflammation of the intestinal tract. “This is like nothing we’ve ever seen before, and I don’t […]

Dog Obesity: A Problem of Epic Proportions

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“Show me your friends and I’ll show you who you’ll become” is a proverb often quoted. Unfortunately, this truth also applies to Man’s Best Friend. Americans are increasingly struggling against the battle of the bulge, and it’s not just humans being afflicted. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 52.5 percent of dogs were overweight […]

Dog Caught In Wildlife Trap

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Resident Melissa Higgins was inside her home when she heard an animal screaming outside. She immediately suspected it was her neighbor’s dog, Beans.

San Francisco Dog Sharing Website Grows

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Finding that special bond can be hard, especially between a person and their dog. City Dog Share is an online service which aims to help develop and strengthen this bond for animal lovers.

Newark, New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker Saves Dog

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If you’re like me and many dog lovers out there, your dog is probably living a better life than you. He enjoys the benefits of veterinary health insurance while you still stand in line at the clinic. He eats only the best organic dry food while you gobble up cheap produce. At night he takes […]