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What Would You Do With an Injured Stray? Part 2

Last week’s conundrum was the stray dog, who we’ve affectionately dubbed Big Bopper, in the hands of our capable Dr. Harbinger after the dog sustained injuries from being HBC (hit by car, in ER parlance), which is not nearly as bad as being HBW (hit by wombat – invariably fatal) or BEBZ (brain eaten by zombies). He… read more

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The Legacy of 9/11 Dogs 15 Years Later

On first glance, this picture, from 2012, is one of unbearable sweetness, a true Awww moment. Two Golden Retrievers are standing together, one with a gray muzzle, the other a puppy, both wearing vests signifying that they are working dogs. The older dog is Bretagne, one of the heroes of Ground Zero. Nearly 15 years… read more

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New Mexico: Santa Fe County Public Hearing on Breeder, Sterilization, Tethering Laws on Sept. 13

The Santa Fe County is holding the first of two public hearings on Tuesday, September 13, on a proposal that would impact all dog owners residing or participating in events in the county. Those who reside or participate in events in the county are strongly encouraged to contact the committee, and if possible, attend the… read more

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Five Heroic Dogs Honored With AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence

The AKC Humane Fund Humane Fund is pleased to announce the winners of the 17th annual AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence(ACE). These awards celebrate five loyal, hard-working dogs that have significantly improved the lives of their owners and communities. One award is presented in each of the following five categories:Uniformed Service K-9, Service,… read more

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As the Wheels Turn – Being There for Our Pets

Guest Column by: Jennifer L. Amundsen Laura had great advice last week regarding preparation for emergencies—anticipating the possibility that you might be unable to care for your dogs, either at home or while traveling. As a follow-up, she asked me to provide information about additional advance planning that you can and should do to ensure that… read more

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What Would you Do With an Injured Stray? Part 1

It might seem, at first blush, like veterinarians would love this sort of thing: A busted little stray critter comes to you, and your best medical instincts kick in. You want go all out to save the animal, reuniting him with his loving family as a choir of heavenly angels sing and the afternoon light… read more

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Royal Canin Named the Official Sponsor of the AKC National Championship

The American Kennel Club is proud to announce that Royal Canin is now the official presenting sponsor of the nation’s biggest dog show, the AKC National Championship. The world’s largest purebred dog registry and Royal Canin, a leading global pet food company specializing in breed-specific nutrition, reached a multiyear agreement and will be renaming the… read more

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AKC Canine Health Foundation Announces Funding to Address Canine Thyroid Disease

RALEIGH, N.C. (August 29, 2016) – The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to prevent, treat and cure diseases in all dogs, announces an exciting new grant that aims to address thyroid disease in dogs. Funding for this grant is made possible by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA), a… read more

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Passion Becomes a Practice for Future Veterinarians as Animal Planet Premieres Life At Vet U

        The Six-Part Series Premieres Saturday, October 1 at 10 PM ET/PT Animal Planet takes viewers behind the scenes of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) as six students embark on a journey to graduation – the culmination of four intense, but rewarding, years of never-ending studying, round-the-clock… read more

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Meet the Berger Picard Who Is Both A Show Champion and Instinctive Diabetic Alert Dog

What you see isn’t always what you get when purchasing a puppy. It will sometimes evolve into a surprise package like Loupy – and even a lifesaver. The fawn-colored, 54-pound Berger Picard was purchased almost seven years ago by Wadia Mulla and her husband, Steve Pahides, of Media, Pa., after the family’s Labradoodle died at… read more

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