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  • Obie the Obese Dachshund loses 54 pounds

    from The Poodle (and Dog) Blog

    Thursday December 18th, 2014 at 01:49 PM

    And becomes a calendar dog Obie got headlines and TV appearances back in 2012 when he weighed in at 77 pounds. That is over 50 pounds more than his ideal weight. He was so fat he dragged the ground and he had to wear a vest to protect his belly. Obie was sweet and loving and knew how to get his former elderly owners to overfeed him people food. He never met a cookie he...
  • Fido’s Freebie Friday Slows Down for the Holidays

    from Dogtipper.com's Dog News

    Thursday December 18th, 2014 at 01:00 PM


    Were counting down to the holidays now although, in some ways, we are already feeling the quieter days now. As we wrapped up a busy year of Event Barkers Twitter parties, our schedule freed up some time recently, time that weve happily been spending on day trips with Irie and Tiki. This week we headed out to the Texas Hill Country town of Fredericksburg to enjoy the German Christmas decorations, lunch at the very dog-friendly Altdorf Restaurant, and just a few hours away from the computer....

  • #FidosFreebieFriday Counts Down to Christmas

    from All Things Dog Blog

    Thursday December 18th, 2014 at 01:00 PM

    Square_140_pby Carrie Boyko, CEB There's only one week till the big day when Santa arrives for all you Christmas fans. Tanner and Oliver, along with other family members, are soaking up the excitement. There's just one problem. Tanner wants to swim and we're actually experiencing a bit of a chilly few days here in Florida. Ever since Tanner had Drop Tail, I've been careful not to let him swim long during cooler weather. He looked very sad with his flag unfurled last Winter. Can you help me tell him I'm...
  • Herding Dog

    from Daily Hailey

    Thursday December 18th, 2014 at 12:58 PM

    We watched a show on TV, where a family from America was on vacation in Ireland. One of the things they did, was visiting a farm, where they saw a herding dog herding sheep. The family was very impressed of the herding skills of the dog. I was too, but I think I was less surprised than the family on TV was. Herding dogs in general are good at what they do. Still, it is always impressing to see it. This was the best part of the TV show. There were some seconds where you could also see some...
  • Chick Lit with a Canine Twist Scores

    from Fidose of Reality

    Thursday December 18th, 2014 at 12:47 PM


    Chick lit with a canine twist: If this sounds like your cup of terrier tea, read on.

    When Susan Daffron was named a Fidose of Reality Paw-er Womanin 2011,she told us, If you love writing and you love pets, writing about pets doesnt feel like work.

    Her latest offering, Fuzzy Logic, is a piece of work that answers the ever-burning question, Whats a good book I can curl up with and doesnt involve a dog dying?

    Life is good, librarian Jan Carpenter is living a quiet life with her portly pooch, Rosa....

  • Dog Urinary Tract Infection

    from Aussie Blog: Australian-Shepherd-Lovers.com

    Thursday December 18th, 2014 at 12:38 PM

    A Dog Urinary Tract Infection can be Life Threatening. Do not underestimate the seriousness of a UTI in your dog. Learn what to watch for and what to do.
  • A Fetching Affair Helps Pit Bulls in Need

    from Dogtipper.com's Dog News

    Thursday December 18th, 2014 at 12:27 PM


    NHL players who are accustomed to serving up points on the ice will team up to serve drink to fans of sports and Spots at the Bryan and Amanda Bickell Foundations second actual fundraiser, A Fetching Affair.

    Taking place at The Drake Hotel, the elegant evening will not only include appearances by members of the Chicago Blackhawks, but also the chance to dine on tasty treats and place bids in an auction, all to help the paws cause.

    Founded by the Chicago Blackhawks left winger and his wife, the...

  • More Than Cute Cat Videos: Pet Adoption Gets Social

    from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation

    Thursday December 18th, 2014 at 11:39 AM


    Social media and petsits a beautiful, codependent relationship that brings you everything from honey badger videos in your Facebook news feeds to daily Twitter updates from your friends cat.

    But posting cute pictures of dogs and cats, when done creatively, can go beyond simply entertaining the masses of the Internet. Today, social media is an important vehicle for animal shelters and other organizations to help facilitate adoptions. Here are a few heartwarming examples of animals finding a...