Archive for September 2011

Hop on My Motorcycle, Dog

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This will make you smile – a motorcycle riding dog, named dog.

Shared Risk Factors Of Cancer Between Cats and People

Shared Risk Factors Of Cancer Between Cats and People
Increasingly and finally – dogs are being used as models to study human disease, since they occur naturally in dogs. Now,  a large-scale study on cat intestinal cancer at MU University College of Veterinary Medicine provides new insight to pet diseases and may indicate environmental factors causing cancer in humans, and our feline friends are... Read more »

Proposed Law to Place Animal Abusers on Public Registry

Proposed Law to Place Animal Abusers on Public Registry
If legislation in Albany County passes, animal abusers will appear on a public registry.  If you’re convinced of animal abuse, your name would appear on this registry for 10 years, according WTEN.com. If you’re a repeat offender, your name would appear there for life. If your name appears on this registry – then you would... Read more »
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Love Has No Age Limit, Adopting Shelter Dogs Is a Good Idea

Love Has No Age Limit, Adopting Shelter Dogs Is a Good Idea
By Steve Dale Sometimes a bond with an animal just happens. Applied animal behaviorist Patricia McConnell quickly bonded with Cool Hand Luke. The border collie was about a year old when she brought him home. “It seems we had a special connection; I just felt that,” she recalls. It turns out she was right. Only... Read more »

Feral Cats Succeed at Cat Show, But Attacked by American Bird Conservancy

Feral Cats Succeed at Cat Show, But Attacked by American Bird Conservancy
A group of feral cats and kittens stole the Prairie Feline Fanciers cat show on September 24, 25 in Winnipeg MB Canada.  A contingent of former alley cats rescued by Craig Street Cats took 29 of 100 ribbons available for household pets according to Wire Service Canada  In addition, three of ten judges selected one... Read more »

Pit Bull Shot by Chicago Off Duty Police Officer

Pit Bull Shot by Chicago Off Duty Police Officer
These sorts of stories are difficult for me to post. I wasn’t there – I don’t know  what happened. It does seem like police officers – off duty or not – who are carrying a weapon might sometimes shoot first and ask questions later. Overall, I appreciate police officers, and don’t mean to make a... Read more »
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Sleep Talking Cat

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How did this sleep talking cat – not exactly talking, receive 4.46 million hits (no doubt this post will push the cat over 4 1/2 million).

Rin Tin Tin Makes A Comeback on Hero Dog Awards

Rin Tin Tin Makes A Comeback on Hero Dog Awards
The Hollywood taping of the American Humane Association’s Hero Dog Awards takes place on October 1.  In true Hollywood fashion, guests walking down the red carpet include Betty White, Whoopi Goldberg, Jillian Michaels, Kristin Chenoweth. Victoria Stilwell from Animal Planet will be there, as will other ‘pet people,’ and I’m honored to be the announcer. ... Read more »

Elevated Status of Military Working Dogs

Elevated Status of Military Working Dogs
The U.S. Military are enlisting military working dogs in record numbers. After all, military working dogs are still required for “sniffing out” land mines to security deployment, to “dropping in” on Osama Bin Laden. A story in Military Times by Michelle Tan points out that military dogs have proven so valuable that two new programs... Read more »
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Pet Behavior Myths

Pet Behavior Myths
I love this story at DVM 360, “!0 Life Threatening Behavior Myths,” by veterinary behaviorist Dr. Valerie Tynes. It’s a particularly well written read but an important one because animals really do lose their lives as a result of these myths. Behavior problems continue to be the leading cause of relinquishment and euthanasia of pets... Read more »
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