Setting Up a Trust for Your Pet

A dear friend of mine just entered hospice care. After a courageous battle, she is finally surrendering to ovarian cancer. In a conversation shared yesterday, she told me that she wants her beloved horse Partner to go to one of our mutual friends along with her truck and trailer and money to take care of… read more

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Congressional Veterinarians Introduce Resolution Honoring Purebred Dogs

New York, NY – U.S. Congressmen and veterinarians Ted Yoho [R-FL-3] and Kurt Schrader [D-OR-5] have joined forces across the aisle to introduce a Congressional Resolution in support of National Purebred Dog Day.  The resolution, H. Con Res. 170, highlights the crucial role that purebred dogs and breeders of purebred dogs have played in United… read more


The American Kennel Club & Royal Canin Bring Nation’s Largest Canine Extravaganza To Orlando

– Fun-filled Dog Event Formerly Known As Celebrate Dogs – New York, NY (Oct. 18, 2016) — Canine Extravaganza, the nation’s largest celebration of dogs, returns to Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center’s West Building this December 17th and 18th with exciting elements for all dog lovers.  Tickets are on sale this week. Formerly known as Celebrate Dogs! and presented by the… read more

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Lily & Jo: The Road to Agility Dog Champion

Sometimes we pick our dogs, but more often they “pick” us. They put their complete faith in us, and we are challenged to do likewise with them. In agility, that can be amplified when one chooses a breed that isn’t considered one of the top in the sport to reach for those coveted top-tier titles…. read more


Resources for Disaster Planning for Pets

A collection of some helpful internet resources on disaster planning for pets. The current situation with Hurricane Matthew is a good reminder that we should always be prepared to care for our pets in case of a natural disaster. We’ve put together some helpful resources below: WebMd provides a helpful slideshow on disaster planning preparation… read more


AKC Canine Health Foundation is partnering with VetVine to present a free educational webinar on Cancer Immunotherapy

The AKC Canine Health Foundation is partnering with VetVine to present a free educational webinar on Cancer Immunotherapy: Basic Concepts and Strategies for Improving Treatment Outcomes, on Tuesday, October 18 at 8:00 p.m. EDT. This special event will feature Timothy M. Fan, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (oncology).  Dr. Fan will provide dog lovers with information on: – The cellular and non-cellular participants involved… read more


Boy Who Saved Pennies for Years Finally Gets His Diabetic-Alert Dog

Aiden Heath knows a thing or two about patience and determination. For years he’s been collecting and saving pennies to purchase a diabetic-alert dog. Aiden is eight-years-old and was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes four years ago. After learning about dogs who are trained to monitor glucose levels, Aiden began his project to save for… read more


As the Wheels Turn – Lonely Roads & Wandering Hands

One of the things we almost never talk about is the personal safety of our exhibitors. We are constantly On The Road Again, flying into strange cities, driving to new locations. Some of these journeys, and even show sites, are in sketchy areas, at best. A significant number of us are traveling alone through all… read more


Blood Glucose Curves Help Keep Diabetic Pets on the Straight and Narrow

Diabetes is not one of those diseases that you get to set it and forget it; it requires constant monitoring and evaluation of the insulin dose to give us control of the disease and decrease its symptom and side effects. After a few decades, people with unregulated (uncontrolled) diabetes tend to end up with retinal… read more


Top Reasons WKC Entries are Returned: Don’t make these common mistakes

Every year, Fanciers who have been waiting to have an eligible dog they considered worthy of exhibiting at Westminster find notices in their mailboxes advising them their entry is being returned. Without fail, exhibitors who have been successfully completing entry forms every week for shows for years, do and/or forget something simple that makes their… read more

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