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Dog Shot & Killed In Own Yard By Police During Search For Missing Toddler

Last week, frantic parents in Utah called police reporting that their toddler was missing. The police arrived and immediately initiated a door-to-door search of the neighborhood. Unfortunately, during…

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Uh-Oh, I Was Caught Hitting My Dog!

I admit it. My friend yelled out "Lisa, why are you hitting your dog?"... during a game of tug with Gina. I wasn't punishing my beloved dog; I was rewarding her and building her drive. Tugging is n…

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Prozac for Pets Grows in Popularity, How Sad is That?

When my dog, Sanchez, was recovering from a slipped disc in his neck, for a short time he was on some of the same medication that my mother takes for her back pain -- gabapentin and tramadol. Fortunat…

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Has Your Pup Ever Been Skunked?

I always feel bad for skunked dogs and their owners. Recently, I felt special sympathy for one such pair, because the pair consisted of my Labrador pal Buster and me. We hosted a dinner party. Buster …

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Is Ice Water Bad for Dogs?

Now that summer is here there's a rumor making the rounds that giving your dog ice water on a hot day can kill her. Is ice water bad for dogs? Let's find out. After a long walk on a hot day, do…

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Woman Stuck in Tree After Rescuing Cat – Both Rescued by Fire Department

Earlier this week, residents in a Pennsylvania neighborhood listened helplessly to a cat mewing for days because it was hopelessly stuck high in a tree. Finally, self-proclaimed cat-lover, Tara Dennis…

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5 Places NOT to Take Your Dog

June 20th is Take Your Dog to Work Day, an annual day started by Pet Sitters International. Many dog-friendly companies, including Google, Amazon, and Sounds True, invite their employers to take their…

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Why Panda Dogs Are a Bad Idea

Fox News recently reported on the latest dog craze in China: Panda Dogs. While it sounds like a cross between a panda bear and a dog, a Panda Dog is actually a Chow dog groomed to appear like a panda.…

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‘RatGirl’ Breeds and Releases Rats in San Francisco

Batman, CatGirl, WonderWoman, Wolverine and now ... RatGirl!  Before saying, wow, that is cool, let it be known that RatGirl is not a superhero nor a fictional character in a comic strip, but rather a…

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Tiger Caged in a Louisiana Gas Station … Seriously?

Care2 petitions have helped ban the use of tigers and other wildlife in circuses. But they haven't stopped a truck stop in Louisiana from having Tony, "The Truckstop Tiger" ... yet. The 13-year old Si…

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sooo.... what really needs to be looked at is how many birds we humans kill simply by being on this …

What a lovely story. Thanks for posting.

We also have a rule about getting things in pairs if there aren't going to be enough people in the h…

Honest Mom. That mouse was this big!

Great, my body will deteriorate and I'll remain alert to it... but I won't be lonely!