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How to ‘Winterize’ Your Dog

Posted by on Dec 21, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Source:  NY Times / Personal Health /By JANE E. BRODY DEC. 18, 2017 We winterize our homes and cars and bundle up to brave icy winds outdoors, but too often we fail to do the same for our four-legged friends. Yet regardless of what nature delivers, dogs have to go out and they need regular exercise for their physical and psychological well-being. Whether urban or rural, dogs can face multiple hazards during the colder months, ranging from cracked paws and dry skin to electrocution or immersion in a frozen pond. Even pets that escape the cold by heading south with their snowbird owners can...

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Newest Dog Breeds You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Posted by on Dec 14, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Source:  MSN Every year, the American Kennel Club, the country’s purebred dog registry, considers new breeds to add to its index. It’s a rigorous vetting process as the AKC has stringent eligibility requirements for full recognition. Among these, the prospective breed must have a demonstrated U.S. following — that is, here must be a national club with at least 100 members. There also must be a substantial population in this country of at least 300 dogs of the same breed and all with a three-generation pedigree. There are geographic requirements, too. The breed must be found in at least...

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CIA fires dog from bomb-sniffing program because she just wants to play

Posted by on Oct 19, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Source:  Sarah Roebuck, KMPH, Thursday, October 19th 2017 (KMPH) — A black Labrador named Lulu just wasn’t meant to be a bomb-sniffing dog. On Wednesday, the CIA announced the 1½-year-old pup was dropped from the program after she started to show signs that she wasn’t interested in detecting explosive odors. “A few weeks into training, Lulu began to show signs that she wasn’t interested in detecting explosive odors. All dogs, just like most human students, have good days and bad days when learning something new. The same is true during our puppy classes. A pup might begin...

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Woman puts motel’s pet-friendly policy to the test — with a horse

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Source:  www.today.com Lindsey Partridge was checking into a Super 8 motel in Kentucky earlier this month when the people in front of her paid a pet fee so they could bring their dog in the room. Partridge then decided to jokingly test the boundary of the pet-friendly policy. Could she bring a horse in her room? “The receptionist kind of said kiddingly, ‘Oh I wouldn’t care; you could bring them in,”’ Partridge told TODAY. “I was like, ‘Seriously? Because I will totally take you up on that offer.”’ Partridge, who owns the training program...

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California passes law requiring pet stores to sell rescue animals only

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Source:  Fox News Sorry, dog and cat breeders: If you live in California, you can no longer sell your animals in pet stores. Thanks to bill A.B. 485 which was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown last Friday, the Golden State is now the first to require pet stores to sell animals from shelters and rescue centers only. The law, which primarily applies to dogs, cats and rabbits, means that pet stores can no longer sell animals that were commercially raised in “puppy mills” or “kitten factories,” according to the New York Times. To continue reading please click here...

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