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Couple Evicted Because Their Lab Looks Like a Pit Bull

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Couple Evicted Because Their Lab Looks Like a Pit Bull

  This is horrible and disgusting.   The Doughtys adopted a Labrador retriever mix from a rescue organization. They were looking for a new place to live and made sure to find somewhere they could bring their dog Bacon to0 live with them.   They found an apartment townhome in Brooklyn, MD, owned by Maryland Management…

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Symptoms of Diabetes in Dogs and Cats

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Symptoms of Diabetes in Dogs and Cats

by Robert Hudson   Diabetes mellitus occurs when your dog or cat has stopped producing insulin, has inadequate levels of insulin, or has an abnormal response to insulin.   While there is no cure, the disease needs to be managed and when done properly your dog or cat will live an otherwise normal life.  …

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The Fight Against Declaw and Why Vets Won’t Stop the Practice

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The Fight Against Declaw and Why Vets Won’t Stop the Practice

  By Robert Hudson   Over the last few years, cat advocates and the Paw Project has made great progress in educating the public of the dangers of declawing cats and banning the practice in cities and counties in California and now in Denver. And yet many veteranarians fight against these bans and will not…

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Podcast-The Biggest Mistakes YOU Are Making in Dog Training

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Podcast-The Biggest Mistakes YOU Are Making in Dog Training

In this podcast, Travis Brorsen, host of  Animal Planet’s ‘My Big Fat Pet Makeover’ joins us to talk about the biggest mistakes people make in trying to train their dog and get frustrated, and give up.   If you have a dog that you think cannot be trained, then this is the episode you should…

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Canine Cancer Awareness: Do You Know the Red Flags?

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Canine Cancer Awareness: Do You Know the Red Flags?

by Jessie Miller   If you’re like us, your pets become a part of the family, often sleeping in bed, lounging on the couch, and going on road trips with us. When we get home from work they are the first thing that greets us with a warm welcome home, and they lick us or cuddle…

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Being a Health Advocate for Your Dog: What Does It Mean?

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Being a Health Advocate for Your Dog: What Does It Mean?

  By Jana Rade   Every time a fancy language is used to describe something, it makes it seem scary, complicated, and hard work. Advocating for your dog’s health CAN get complicated, and it can be hard work. However, not being your dog’s health advocate is what is scary.   Stripped to basics, being a…

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Should My Dog Be Allowed to Sleep With Me?

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Should My Dog Be Allowed to Sleep With Me?

Buster Boy has been sleeping with me in bed since he was a puppy but not always happily! Sometimes I end up annoying him from petting and loving  on him while he is trying to sleep and he ends up moving to the floor.   The internet is full of arguments on both sides, and…

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6 Steps to Keep Your Cat Smart

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6 Steps to Keep Your Cat Smart

by Robert Hudson   1. Start young-  Engage with your cat as young as possible on a daily basis   2. Develop a routine.  Designate a time that you can spend with your cat every day and be consistent. The more consistent you are in engaging with your cat on a daily basis throughout its life,…

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5 Fall/Winter Outdoor Dog Clothing & Gear Your Dog Will Love!

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5 Fall/Winter Outdoor Dog Clothing & Gear Your Dog Will Love!

As the warm and sunny summer weather gives way to the cold and gray fall and winter, its time to to take a look at dressing your dog with style and functionality for the cold. I take a look here at some sweaters, coats, boots, and other gear that give your dog protection from the…

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Philly Shelter Amputates Cat’s Leg Before Returning to Owner

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Philly Shelter Amputates Cat’s Leg Before Returning to Owner

By Robert Hudson   Imagine you have a 16 year old cat that has lived indoors and accidently escapes outside over a weekend. You track the cat down to a city shelter the following Monday, (within 48 hours of when the cat was admitted) and discover when you go to pick up the cat, it…

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