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Is the Solar Eclipse Safe For Your Pets?

For days now, we’ve been hearing all about the “Great American Eclipse”, which many are calling the upcoming solar eclipse and planning where and how they’re going to see it happen. Dog lovers who are inseparable from their four-legged friend may even be making plans to take their dogs with them to view the solar

Yulin Dog Meat Festival – Is it the End or Just a Short Reprieve?

When was the last time you read a news article that began with the words, “Warning distressing content”? Unfortunately, that’s what one might find if they research articles regarding the Yulin Dog Meat Festival. For those of you unfamiliar with what the Yulin Dog Meat Festival is, hold on to your hat, and be prepared

Are There Tax Breaks For Pet Owners?

If you're like most pet owners, you spend plenty of money on your pet or pets every year. In 2014, Americans spent close to $60 billion on pet products and services. We spend that much because we see our pets as family members. In truth, pets are more dependent on us for their health and

The Iditarod: Alaska’s Great Dog Race

More than a race to commemorate a desperate measure taken to save residents of Nome, Alaska, from the ravages of diphtheria in 1925, the Iditarod and races like it were established to save a part of Alaskan culture that was starting to disappear. Sled dog races, even the sleds and dogs themselves, had become more

Westminster Dog Show: Feb. 16-17: Is Your Dog Show Quality?

Once a year, in February, champions from across the country and around the world gather in New York City for a unique event. Held annually since 1876, it is the second longest running sporting event in the United States. The Kentucky Derby is one year older. For dogs and their fanciers, the Westminster Kennel Club

Fashion Week in NYC is Feb. 12-19: Canine Fashion Trends

Fashion Week in NYC is coming up February 12th through the 19th, and everyone will be watching the latest trends hit the runway. You don’t have to be human to be fashionable though, and our canine companions want to stay stylish with the hottest looks, too! Coming out of the winter doldrums, expect to see

Boston Police K-9 Pup Captures Our Hearts

It is just as important to protect our K-9 cops.  This adorable German Shepherd puppy may one day become a K-9 unit for the Boston Police Department.  This photo went viral on the internet and is stealing everyone's heart!  The adorable image is of 9 month old Tuco, who one day will grow into his

Can Pets Get or Spread Ebola?

(CNN) —A nurse's aide in Spain catches Ebola; her dog is taken away and put to death. A nurse in Texas catches Ebola; her dog is fed, taken away and put into quarantine. The stark difference in treatment illustrates the lack of solid protocol on what to do with Ebola victims' pets -- and highlights

Great Dane Eats 43 Socks!

It's a mystery many have wondered about at times: Where do all those missing socks go when you lose them? Next time it happens, you may want to check your dog.Recently, surgeons at Dove Lewis Animal Hospital operated on a 3-year-old Great Dane, who ate 43 (and a half) socks."We opened up his stomach and

Today is National Mutt Day!

Today is National Mutt Day and is all about embracing, saving and celebrating mixed breed dogs. According to HelpAMutt.com, about 25 percent of all dogs who end up at animal shelters are purebreds. That means a whopping 75 percent — the vast majority of shelter dogs waiting for homes — are mixed breed dogs, otherwise