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What Do You Think About Grief?

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about grief. I’m not sure if it’s associated with the particularly gloomy run of cases I’ve seen at the clinic or the personal stress and sadness I’ve recently faced, but something is pulling my emotional barometer towards focusing on the different ways people inwardly, and outwardly, express grief. I’ve… read more

So You Want to be a Veterinarian?

I’ve wanted to be a veterinarian from the time I was a tiny child and could comprehend what it was those amazing doctors did. I’m not unique in this capacity — many of my peers would tell you the same story. Veterinarians are lovers of animals and science, blessed with the ability to heal patients… read more

AKC Backs Cruelty Hotline Bill

North Carolina’s Senate Bill 209 aims to establish an animal-welfare hotline and website within the state attorney general’s office as well as a court fee to support the investigation of animal-cruelty violations. The AKC supports this bill and AKC Government Relationssees the proposed law as an important step in safeguarding the health and welfare of… read more

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AKC Applauds Colorado as First State to Celebrate National Purebred Dog Day

On March 10, the Colorado House and Senate passed Joint Resolution 15-1015, making Colorado the first state to officially designate May 1 as National Purebred Dog Day. The resolution was introduced to coincide with the Colorado Federation of Dog Clubs’annual “Dog Days” at the Capitol in Denver. Purebred Dog lovers, celebrity show dogs, and members… read more

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Dogs in the Media 2015 – Time to Fight Back

Years ago, when still at college, I briefly toyed with the idea of becoming a journalist. Then, in the autumn of 1991, by a series of strange coincidences, I met a lady that would completely turn that idea on its head. She was an American soul singing megastar and we were to be friends for… read more

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Midwest Canine Influenza Outbreak Caused by New Strain of Virus

ITHACA, N.Y. – The canine influenza outbreak afflicting more than 1,000 dogs in Chicago and other parts of the Midwest is caused by a different strain of the virus than was earlier assumed, according to laboratory scientists at Cornell University and the University of Wisconsin. Researchers at Cornell say results from additional testing indicate that… read more

Operation Hug Dart

I’m no stranger to dog fights. I started my first pack while living remotely in the mountains—extraordinary, experienced varmint hunters who didn’t just squabble when the time came for the changing of the guard.  No, they inflicted significant damage.  As we were three hours from the vet we couldn’t afford, it behooved me not only… read more

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Gone to the Dogs

There’s a thing going on in the dog world these days. It is not a good thing. It can be hard to talk about objectively, simply because we do all care so very much about our dogs, and the fate of dogs in general. This ungood thing has become so pervasive that we can be… read more

Helping Pets Keep a Happy, Healthy Smile – Tips to maintaining canine dental health

“I wish there were a magic pill to make me lose weight!” What does this have to do with dental health, you ask? Well, just like weight loss, there is, unfortunately, no magic kibble that will make your dog’s teeth clean and sparkly. It takes both work and a healthy diet to have a fit… read more

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Most Popular Dogs in the U.S. today

New York, NY – The Labrador Retriever has done it again.  The American Kennel Club (AKC®) announced today that the intelligent, family friendly breed holds tight to the number one spot on the most popular list for the 24th consecutive year, continuing the longest reign as the nation’s top dog in AKC history. While the… read more

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