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  • When options for cheap pet medication are available, should vets be obliged to tell pet owners about them?

    from Pete the Vet's Blog

    Wednesday October 22nd, 2014 at 02:19 PM

    Ive written another Paws for Thought blog across at the Telegraph this time about the conflicting drives faced by vets: profit for their own pocket versus best value for... I'm a vet in "companion animal" practice, working only with pets. I love my job, and I enjoy writing about it - in newspapers, on my blog, wherever. I have a weekly column in the UK's Daily Telegraph, as well regular features in several Irish newspapers. I live in Ireland with my wife and two young daughters, as well as a...
  • Win a 26 Bars + a Band Texas Leash AND “Texas with Dogs”

    from Dogtipper.com's Dog News

    Wednesday October 22nd, 2014 at 01:16 PM


    As you know, our most recent travel book is DogTippers Texas with Dogs, a full-color guidebook to our home state. Traveling the state with Irie and Tiki is one of our favorite activities.

    If youve ever been to Texas, you probably know theres no shortage of Texas souvenirs, from ice cube trays to jewelry. But weve never seen a Texas retractable leashuntil now.

    26 Bars & a Band has a new line of customized retractable leashes including a full range of states. Along with the state leashes,...

  • Less Tension?

    from Daily Hailey

    Wednesday October 22nd, 2014 at 12:51 PM

    Japan's Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso is on a visit in China, meeting the Chinese Vice Prime Minister Zhang Gaoli. This is seen as a sign of less tension between these two great powers. This is good. It would be great if China would back down from its aggressive standpoints. China claims the Senkaku Islands, which are part of Japan. Perhaps the lowered tension will not make China give up on this claim, but it might make China less inclined to act on it or support Chinese people who act upon...
  • Celebrity Poker Tournament Helps Nevada SPCA

    from Dogtipper.com's Dog News

    Wednesday October 22nd, 2014 at 12:22 PM

    A better tomorrow for dogs and cats who have been dealt a bad hand in life is in the cards thanks to a professional poker player who is a queen of hearts when it comes to paws causes.

    On November 14th The Mezz at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas will be a full house of famous faces as a plethoras of high-profile pals to those with paws arrive for the Jennifer Harman Celebrity Poker Tournament. Hosted by the famous winner of two World Series of Poker bracelets, the list of stars who will show...

  • the World According to Cooper- Going New Places

    from Pet Safe Blog

    Wednesday October 22nd, 2014 at 12:02 PM


    I love, love, love to go new places. I get so excited that my mom has to have many conversations with me about being calm and behaving as well as I do at the office every day. I must admit, I really dont hear a word she says when we get somewhere new.

    Humans dont ever seem to get excited about new places. You all just go and never think anything about all the new sites and smells. This is another reason I would rather be a dog than a human. I envy those thumbs of yours, but Ill take my...

  • Popular Dog Breeds: Great Danes

    from Pampered Dog Blog

    Wednesday October 22nd, 2014 at 11:43 AM

    Despite their enormous size, Great Danes are a very popular breed. They rank in the top 20 of the American Kennel Clubs most popular breeds each year. Strong, elegant, and friendly, Great Danes are, nevertheless, energetic dogs and they do require plenty of room and regular exercise.

    History Great Danes are a mastiff or molosser-type dog which is a very large family of dogs containing all kinds of powerful dogs found all over the world. Dogs similar to the Great Dane have been known for...

  • Merrick Dog Treats: How to #TreatRight

    from Dogtipper.com's Dog News

    Wednesday October 22nd, 2014 at 11:25 AM


    As you know, Irie has been on very limited activity for the past eight weeks due to her ACL surgery. Shes now able to walk on leash (slowly) as much as shed like but shes not able to run and play as she loves to do.

    To keep her from getting bored, weve played games and kept her busy whenever possible. It remains difficult for her to sit easily (she rests on her good leg and still wont do a square sit) so some of our usual training games have been out. Weve played hide and seek and done some...

  • Maddie's Fund surpasses expectations with record number of adoptions in two day event

    from Bunny's Blog

    Wednesday October 22nd, 2014 at 10:23 AM

    Square_140_maddiesfund Via PR Newswire: Maddie's Fund has announced the final number of adoptions made at their 2014 Maddie's Pet Adoption Days event. An unparalleled 16,665 dogs and cats found homes during the nation's largest free pet adoption event, sponsored by Maddie's Fund. This represents a 98% increase over last year's 8,432 adoptions for this two-day event. Maddie's Fund originally set aside $10 million to underwrite the adoptions managed by participating organizations this year, however, the total...