Month: February 2018

Meet the proud, precious members of the Southeastern Guide Dogs Puppy Academy in Palmetto, Florida. While it may look like these pups are just palling around, they are actually up to much more. All of these golden retrievers, labradors and “goldadors” are working to become service dogs for the visually-impaired and veterans with disabilities. Dogs born
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Dental disease is more than just a cosmetic issue — when your canine companion or feline friend has red gums, yellow teeth and stinky breath, it could be a sign of serious oral disease that could, if left untreated, lead to devastating affects on your pet’s quality of life. Neglecting your pet’s teeth and gums
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Blueprints on The Oldest Dog in the World from Planet Paws on Vimeo. If dogs had a flaw (which they don’t) their one flaw would be that they don’t live as long as we do. Scientists are working at trying to create pills that will help extend the lives of dogs, but they haven’t come
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Grooming is an important part of being a dog parent. Grooming doesn’t just make your pup look good, it’s an essential part of keeping them healthy. Overgrown nails, impacted anal glands, and bad teeth can cause pain, discomfort and in some cases, death. Brushing your dog’s teeth prevents all kinds of
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Shamrocks, parades, pots-o’-gold, green beer — St. Patrick’s Day is a great way to welcome Spring and celebrate one of Ireland’s most celebrated saints. But there are a few hazards all pet owners should keep in mind before heading out to their St. Paddy’s Day festivities — and we aren’t just
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Sometimes having one of your pet isn’t enough. For those who want more of their mutt’s mug (and who doesn’t?), there are pet portrait classes. The Paint Place in New York City offers the pet-obsessed a chance to create a masterpiece starring their pet. “Paint Your Pet” is the most popular class at The Paint
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There’s a “latte” to love about Boris and Horton. The New York City spot is the first dog-friendly cafe in the Big Apple. Named after the owner’s canines, Boris and Horton offers up coffee, wine, beer and canine companionship. Visitors can bring their own pooch or hang out with the rescue dogs that frequently stop
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  Emotional support animals are at the center of another airline controversy. According to The Washington Post, a emotional support dog injured a girl on a Southwest Airlines flight from Phoenix to Portland, Oregon. This is the latest in a string of emotional support animal issues for airlines, which also includes the eviction of an
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Approximately 3,000 dogs have undergone the new neuter procedure, which allows male dogs to keep their testicles, but renders them sterile. If you could have your dog neutered with an injection instead of the traditional surgery, would you do it? Stephanie Taylor of Shingle Springs, Calif., already had an appointment for her 18-month-old miniature Australian
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  Pet owners’ devotion to their furry friends knows no bounds, so why aren’t we incorporating our pet’s likeness into our wardrobe more often? Patricia Couture is here to solve that problem with custom PJs. Like the matching pajamas you can get with your canine, this sleepwear is perfect for the pet obsessed. The company
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Regan the dog was a mix of emotions when her owner passed away and she ended up in an animal shelter. Sad, nervous, scared, confused … but, ultimately, the orphaned canine was grateful to find a friend to see her through the transition. Fortunately, the 4-year-old pup ended up in a shelter, Goofy Foot Dog Rescue,
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Question: My rescue pup is extremely shy — can Reiki help? Answer: What a very good question–the answer is yes! Why? Because Reiki is a healing energy. What your rescue pup would need is called a mental healing. Rescue dogs have many issues. Many of them have been neglected or abused. They also have anxiety.
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