According to new research, dogs learning to associate words with objects form these associations in different ways than humans do.
Haven’t we all fallen victim to that “Come-on-who-can-resist-this-face” look? Our sage advice:STAY STRONG.
November is “Adopt a Senior Pet Month” and if you’ve considered bringing a new pet into your home adopting a senior pet is an excellent idea. If you’re not convinced, read on…
While it’s not quite the bionic technology that saved “Six Million Dollar Man,” Steve Austin or the “Bionic Woman,” scientific advances in veterinary medicine is giving virtually crippled pets a new lease on life.
Halloween is coming up, but your pets may not think Halloween is quite as much fun as you or your children do. So many things can prove to be stressful or wind up putting your pet, other people or even you in dangerous situations. There are a few things to keep in mind and precautions to take that should make things much easier on both you and your pets.
When a working dog is sick or injured, the staff of the Kandahar Airfield Veterinary Medical Team is a dog’s best friend. The veterinary medical team here operates a medical clinic for canines deployed to southern Afghanistan.
Since we’re in print once again, we thought it made sense to bring back a contest we haven’t had in a while. We want to see the best photo of your pets that you can possibly come up with so we can choose one of them to be on the cover of our Winter issue!
WE HAVE A WINNER!!! Thanks for participating. We have a note of encouragement to both the winners and everyone that participated by sharing their story…
“America’s Pet Advocate” is a veterinarian on a mission to keep your pets healthy and will be our guest on Paw Prints Live radio show Thursday, August 23rd.
Chips have been pushed hard by veterinarians, the animal welfare community, chip companies, etc. and they’re great. They just aren’t enough. The number one, quickest, hassle free way to get your animal back is for the first person that finds your pet to call you.
The weather finally warmed up (thank goodness) and you and your pets are spending more and more time outdoors – at parks, on hikes and even camping. So, the odds of Fido getting into something smelly begin to increase exponentially…
Now, more than ever, pets are considered a part of the family. They’re pampered and fawned over; they’re groomed within an inch of their lives and dressed to the nines. They have baby sitters, daycare and report cards. Some even come to work with us and others have their own rooms. Their lives so closely parallel our own, you can bet if the family is experiencing violence they can become targets as well…
We haven’t even hit the the Dog Days of Summer and it has already been HOT! But I don’t need to tell you that. I don’t know how many times I’m overwhelmed by the temperature the interior of my car reaches when I leave it for even short periods of time. We hear time and time again of people leaving their children in the car for “brief” periods of time and returning to find them lifeless. How that can happen is anyone’s guess. We’re horrified and outraged every time the story plays on the news. But what about our pets?
Dogs have been man’s best friend for centuries. Proof has been found of domesticated dogs as early as 5000 B.C. As soon as man began to appreciate his canine counterparts, dog collars began to be introduced. Representations of dogs wearing collars have been found in Ancient Egyptian ruins dating back to as early as 3500-3000 B.C. These early dog collars, which were often made of leather containing the names of dogs such as “Brave One,” “Reliable,” “Antelope,” and “Useless,” are a good indication of the purpose of dog collars throughout the centuries, but could not foreshadow the collar’s fashionable future.
You don’t even have to own a dog to know that they pant. Dog owners are accustomed to the sight of their dog with his/her tongue hanging out and breathing harder or faster than usual. However, panting may be a small symptom of a big problem.
We hear it on the news all too often, each news report often more difficult to believe than the last. Animal hoarders have never met an animal they didn’t like, and place us (our society in general) in quite a predicament.
Everyone remembers Cecil B. DeMille’s 1956 film “THE TEN COMMANDMENTS.” Seriously. Who hasn’t seen it on television just about every spring since childhood?
Well, anyone that hasn’t been living under a rock for the past fifty years will surely recognize this scene in the film…
By Johnny Dare (Host of “The Johnny Dare Morning Show” on KC’s 98.9 The Rock)
When I first heard about Beast Riders on the ‘net’, I was intrigued, to say the least…I mean, hell, what could be better than a putt with your favorite mutt? So when Stacy from Paw Prints asked if I would review the product with my dog Barger, I jumped at the chance!
One way or another some part of your dog’s body will eventually make contact with the stinging or biting evil-doer. Although Fido won the game, your little champion is limping or frantically licking the air. Your dog may have won the war, but was definitely wounded in battle – he’s been stung. That little six legged (or eight legged) bugger went down fighting and got in one last shot before he met his demise.
When it happens to someone else, we are empathetic. We feel sorry for the person and those close to him or her. We also breathe a secret sigh of relief; thinking to ourselves how lucky we are to have dodged that bullet. After all, it can happen to anyone. We feel guiltily happy that the diagnosis isn’t ours or any member of our family. But what if your pet is diagnosed with cancer?
They’re beautiful, exotic and they have a real “cool” factor. However, there are many things to consider when thinking about owning a bird.
In 1999, five year old Kyle A. Meek was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a condition characterized by a rapid progression of muscle degeneration which eventually leads to the inability to get around without help. Kyle’s parents, Tina and Jeff Meek hadn’t seen a relationship closer than the one between their son, Kyle and his friend, O’Toole. It was an incredible friendship of unconditional love and support, made even more amazing by the fact that O’Toole is a dog; a yellow lab/golden retriever mix.
Here’s a story about how things work for regular folks in a city that doesn’t. (If you’re a dog owner, that is.)
A little more than three years ago, a friend of mine thought it would be neat to have an off-leash dog area in a park in her part of the city [Kansas City, MO in case you were wondering]. Dog parks are very popular because millions of people have dogs. Other cities build them because they attract young professionals — the perfect demographic to help cities grow.
A cat living at the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz has caused the claws to come out. An animal care group would like a shelter to be built for a cat that has taken up residence at the site and Polish authorities have refused the group’s request.
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Many of you that have been keeping up with this series already know I had been planning a backpacking trip to Mark Twain National Forest. The time finally arrived. I was informed, by my 22 year old daughter [...]
by Stu Tarlowe
Well, it’s the time of year when, like it or not, our lives are impacted by the intrusion of relentless, inhuman, insatiable bloodsuckers that inspire fear and loathing in anyone with whom they come into contact. NO, I’m not talking about the I.R.S., I’m here to talk about TICKS!
This Spring’s tornadoes and flooding is a strong reminder that Mother Nature has her fury days that whip us into submission. Her devastating forces include earthquakes, hurricanes, fires, blizzards, floods and tornadoes! Each year, disasters ravage our nation and no one is immune from the possibility of experiencing it personally. The bottom line, in case you don’t get it yet, is that you must prepare for yourself and your pets in case of a disaster – IN ADVANCE!
Painted pets may raise awareness for endangered wildlife (GREAT PHOTOS): Pet lovers were treated to a bizarre pageant of painted dogs at a new dog park in central China. But this time, what seems like just another craze in professional pet grooming also raises awareness of China’s endangered wildlife.
Paw Prints The Magazine announces that it will be moving its radio show, Paw Prints Live!, from Hot Talk 1510 KCTE to KCTO 1160 AM.
Konrad Lorenz once said, “There is no faith which has never yet been broken, except that of a truly faithful dog.” Soldiers that have worked with dogs on the battlefield often say that if it wasn’t for their dogs, they wouldn’t be here today.
This year’s Pooch Plunge events, presented by the City of Overland Park and Paw Prints The Magazine, are as much fun as you can have with your dog. Below is a compilation of the images taken at Overland Park’s first Pooch Plunge of the season – one is a series of still photos and the [...]
Labor Day weekend has always been the last summer fling for people with the outdoors at heart. Camping all of my life, it didn’t matter whether we were in a tent, pop-up camper, or RV, we were off to the lake for that last bit of fun in the sun.
My family always went to State [...]
This was Overland Park’s second Pooch Plunge event of the season and it was even better than the first!
On September 23, 2010, five days short of the radio program’s one year anniversary, Mixed Breed Media’s radio show, Paw Prints Live will be simulcast on three radio stations. The show will remain on AM 1160 KCTO and will add AM 1140 KCXL as well as 102.9 on the FM dial – a virtually unprecedented move for a talk radio show in Kansas City.
Living in the Midwest we have the luxury of experiencing all four seasons. Many of us who live here however, have one particular season we could do with out, Spring. The saying April showers bring May flowers is like fingernails on a chalkboard to me. People that aren’t brought up in the Midwest always tell [...]
What if your dog’s poop could create the power for the lights at the park or other things? Guess what… it can and there is proof!
Cedar Cove Feline Sanctuary, Conservatory & Education Center celebrated it’s 10th anniversary on Saturday, October 2nd and a huge crowd was there to celebrate right alongside the dedicated staff of volunteers. It is a non-profit organization devoted to the care and preservation of endangered large cats while educating the public on their behavior, physiology, habitats and the threats & dangers of extinction.
Burying bones is a serious business for dogs that is driven by heredity and instinct.
In keeping with their commitment to promoting pet adoption, PawPrintsTheMagazine.com announces an exciting new partnership with AdoptAPet.com with the launch of a search widget that will appear on every page of PawPrintsTheMagazine.com.
Life is full of choices. Some are simple, some not so much. Some choices are inconsequential – merely a matter of personal preference. But some, like the choice of a dentist, a physician, or a veterinarian, can be crucial to your family’s health and well-being.
Whether you’re a “cat person” or not, this is a fun cake for a Halloween party or any occasion. It might look really gross, but it tastes really good!
Okay, so you have the basics down such as sit, stay, down and come. Necessary, but boring. How about taking it to the next level? We all probably know someone whose pet knows a cool trick and wonder if our own pet has the aptitude to learn more…
When humans want to go for a walk when the cold and snow roll in, we just throw on our winter jackets, boots, gloves, scarves, hats and even long underwear… Not so for Fido.
Thinking about a puppy or did you recently bring a puppy into your home? Here is the 411 on how to get your baby ball of fur started out in the right direction.
Our dogs are having a blast playing in our first “real” snow of the season.
Times are especially difficult financially and providing medical care for our pets may sometimes be a problem, especially for surgeries or emergency procedures. If you or someone you know is struggling to afford your pet’s medical care, here is a place to begin your search for help.
Why do most pet owners neglect their pet’s teeth? Quite frankly, until recently pet owners haven’t been aware of the importance of dental care for their companion animals.
February is Pet Dental Health Month. Some of you may go out to get your dog’s teeth cleaned and/or vow to do regular cleanings at home. You may have even rushed out to get a “dental kit” of pet-appropriate dental supplies so you’d have everything you need… but now what?
This is a cool dog coat! You’re going to want one for yourself.
Magellan was kind enough to send us a Magellan RoadMate 3065 GPS to review (and we love it), but they were also kind enough to send us some extras so we could spread the love. We’ve donated and raffled all but one, so we thought we’d create a contest for our readers.
Is it true that Fido’s mouth is cleaner than ours? We’ve all heard that it’s true, but who’s actually bothered to check?
Although their choice of Vick is perplexing to many, the organization certainly doesn’t have to ask anyone’s permission to honor any individual they choose. However, the reasons that they present are beyond comprehension.
Winter whipped up crazy weather all around the country this year. How are your fences holding up? Warm weather will arrive soon, and your dogs will be taking stock of every little change and possible escape route in their outdoor world.
Are some people really so star-struck that they don’t want to bring a pet into their home unless he or she is a media darling or has survived a well publicized tragedy or natural disaster?
Your chameleon will not say clever things or have the same personality that Johnny Depp does in the recently released, hit film, “Rango.”
It may no longer be a question. Supporters of the bill are frothing at the mouth as the dogfight continues over Missouri’s Prop B, the “Puppy Mill Bill.”
What do you think of when you think of a breed from Ireland? An Irish Setter? An Irish Wolfhound? In honor of the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day holiday this week, let’s celebrate all the fabulous breeds of Irish descent.
Desperate Pleas from Fearful Military Pet Owners Prompt Inquiries to Departments of Defense, State… Didn’t we learn anything after Katrina?
The nutritional content of dog foods marketed for old dogs varies as widely as owner’s perceptions about them. If there is no rhyme or reason to ’senior’ formulas, how do you know what to feed an aging pet?
This is a pet peeve around here as well and we recently ranted about this subject on our radio show.
Some dogs dig and some dogs don’t. Even within the group of diggers, some dig more than others. Are you reconsidering your plans to plant anything in your yard this spring? What is a dog owner to do?
Are you or someone you live with allergic to cats? Think a stuffed animal is the only kind of cat you’ll be able to have? Think again.
Is your dog home alone too long? A new study says you could actually be risking your Fido’s health by leaving him home alone for more than five hours at a time.
This dog may have more than cuteness going for him; he seems to have a “sixth sense.”
Dr. Marty Becker will travel coast to coast in the next three months on a nationwide bus tour to promote his latest book, released today—Your Dog: The Owner’s Manual—Hundreds of Secrets, Surprises, and Solutions for Raising a Happy, Healthy Dog—and to sing the praises of veterinarians at pet-store visits with the motto, “Healthy Pets Visit [...]
For some reason it has become some sort of custom or tradition for parents to buy their children LIVE baby rabbits and/or chicks for Easter. There’s nothing cuter, but whoever started that should have his/her head thumped.
These days, taking our dogs for a ride in the car is no longer simply relegated to visits to the vet or the groomer. More and more of us take our dogs with us in the car for lots of other reasons. We take them to the park, to run errands, to play dates, to doggie daycare and even on vacation… Unfortunately, not all dogs take to the car automatically. Motion sickness can be a common issue with many dogs, much to the dismay of anyone who loves to take them on adventures, big or small, that involve a ride in the car… But is there a solution?
By Dale E. Smith
The school year is coming to an end, the weather is officially going to stay warm and summer travel season has arrived. Many of us will be heading out for adventure – some will be traveling to destinations where a hotel stay is in order; others will be heading their favorite lake [...]
I had the great fortune to meet and interview “America’s Vet,” Dr. Marty Becker recently on his bus tour promoting his new book, “Your Dog: The Owner’s Manual.” I had lots of questions and he had really great answers. He has earned his title.
We have multiple pets… definitely more than the average pet-owning household. While the additional work involved for multiple pets is negligible, the expense can be exponentially more. While there are ways to cut costs and there are certain things that you can “price shop,” there are certain things simply cost what they cost. Spot-on flea and tick control has always been one of those things. …Until now!
We love our pets! We spend vast amounts of time, energy and money on them. We buy them everything they need, spend time with them playing, walking and bonding. One thing we don’t do is take an active roll in their health care. You as the pet owner have an advantage over your veterinary professional when it comes to knowing your pet’s normal behavior. Learning how to do Home Health Exams (HHE) can save money, create a stress-free veterinary experience and create a stronger bond between you and your pet. HHE’s are totally free and only take 15 minutes a week.
In September of 2005, we went down to the Gulf Coast just three days after Hurricane Katrina hit.
As I post this, it is June of 2011 and recently, our country has been hit with tornadoes and flooding that have destroyed both property and lives. Hurricane season has just begun … none of us knows what to expect.
We’ve all learned a lot since Katrina, for example, some temporary shelters now make provisions for pets and animal welfare responders are more prepared having learned much in New Orleans and Mississippi.
The following is the article I wrote when we came home from the Gulf Coast and the photos are some we managed to take to document our experience. I thought I’d share our experience with those that didn’t know of Paw Prints The Magazine back then. It is something we’re very proud of.
The survey reveals that the bond pet owners share with their pets impacts many decisions in their daily lives, well beyond those that are just pet-related.
I recently had the pleasure of interviewing one of my favorite “characters” in reality TV land, Shorty Rossi, star of the Animal Planet docu-drama, Pit Boss and Little Darling, founder of Pinups for Pitbulls. Not only were they a lot of fun, but they had a lot to say about the breed they love and respect so much. (By the way, Shorty uses some colorful language, so this may not be for kids to read.)
To help consumers keep more money in their pockets during these tough times, Consumer Reports (not the Paw Prints staff) compiled six ways for pet owners to curb expenses and still provide the best of care.
If you want a “hypoallergenic dog” get a stuffed animal. A recent study finally puts the myth to rest, finding that so-called “hypoallergenic dogs” don’t have lower household allergen levels than other dogs.
Blue-Green Algae Toxicosis – Tips for pet owners on how to diagnose and treat blue-green algae poisoning… a few mouthfuls of algae-contaminated water, may result in fatal poisoning.
Michael Vick is now speaking out on Capitol Hill in favor of this new legislation to strengthen the federal animal fighting law.
2011 survey examines habits of people driving with dogs and potential distractions… The survey results indicated that drivers not only love to bring Fido in the car, but often engage in risky behaviors when man’s best friend is along for the ride.
With this Owney the Postal Dog (Forever®) stamp, the U.S. Postal Service™ commemorates Owney, the canine mascot of the Railway Mail Service. Beloved of clerks on mail-sorting trains at the end of the 19th century, Owney was hailed as a symbol of good luck. Today he is an icon of American postal lore whose story highlights the historical importance of the Railway Mail Service.
I came upon this story of one of Hollywood’s most memorable dogs: Terry, aka Toto. It was researched and written by by Allan R. Ellenberger, who wrote it for his blog, Hollywoodland. Mr. Ellenberger gave me permission to repost it along with some great photos for you here and for that we are extremely appreciative.
There is still plenty of time for outdoor adventures this Summer and Autumn and our friends at Born Free USA offer important advice for conflicts with bears, coyotes and other potential dangers encountered on camping trips, picnics, hikes.
“In the past month, I adopted out both of my two foster dogs. Both of them went to great, loving homes. Both dogs are loving their new homes. Both families were denied from adopting pets by multiple other organizations prior to us adopting to them… the idea of not being ‘overly selective” for homes for adoptable pets is may be the most important, and yet the most controversial (likely because it is the least well understood) part of the no kill equation. The animal rescue community MUST quit loving their adoptables to death.”
It is estimated by the National Coalition for the Homeless that between 5% – 10% of homeless people have dogs and/or cats. In some areas of the country the rate is as high as 24%. So often they must also choose whether to feed themselves or feed their pet.
Well, it depends on who you ask. Since the concept of “Heaven” is religious in nature, I thought I’d ask some clergy members. In order to cover all my bases I decided to speak to a Rabbi, the Imem at an Islamic School and a Christian Minister. Some of what I heard surprised me and some did not. Ultimately, there did not seem to be a clear cut answer to the question (no surprise) and it seems that we will all have to decide for ourselves what we believe (again, no surprise). I will, however, relay to you the things told to me and by whom.
Once upon a time, our Border Collie/Shetland Sheepdog mix, Keegan and I went on a camping trip to Roaring River State Park in Southern Missouri. It was a great experience, fly fishing with my pooch, right up until the point Keegan was broadsided by the current while crossing a rock bar. He was swept down stream…
The Labradoodle, a mix between a Labrador Retriever and a Standard Poodle, was originally bred in 1988 in Australia for blind woman in Hawaii who needed a non-allergenic guide dog. Now, the man responsible for the breed’s creation says he regrets creating a new breed, saying, ”I released a Frankenstein. … People say ‘aren’t you proud of yourself?’ and I say, ‘not in the slightest. I’ve done so much harm to pure breeding.”’
So, the controversy over medical marijauna has made it’s way into the Veterinary field.
A Seattle company is working on the development of a “pot patch” for pain control in dogs, cats and horses that could be rolled out to the market by the end of the year.
While it’s reported that medical marijuana use in [...]
Dogs growl for a reason – it is a valuable warning signal. What would happen if a dog’s instinct to growl is “trained out of him?”
When you’re sick and you go to the doctor’s office your physician will often send you home with some samples of the medication he wants you to try and/or a prescription to fill at the pharmacy of your choice. It is unheard of to purchase your medication from your doctor. Does anyone find it strange that the same is not true when your pet’s physician/veterinarian decides Fluffy or Fido would benefit from a prescription? Weird, right?
The holidays are upon us, and for many of you that means traveling with your pets to visit relatives. There are many things to consider when deciding to take Fido or Fluffy along with you for the trip. Here are a few important things to think about before embarking on your journey.
Now, under normal circumstances, of course, we would never recommend that a veterinarian treat a human, but in the midst of a zombie apocalypse, well … physicians might be hard to come by, governing boards and malpractice laws are out the window, and if one of your party is bleeding to death, a veterinarian just might give that person the best chance of survival. Which got us thinking … how else might a veterinarian prove useful in a zombie apocalypse? Here are our top 5 reasons you’d want a veterinarian as part of your zombie apocalypse team:
As winter is fast approaching, we want to take this opportunity to urge all of our readers to take a few common sense precautions to protect their pets against bitter cold temperatures and other cold weather hazards.
Since this Thanksgiving is this week and the constant cooking of holiday season commences at this time of year, we thought this would be a good time to make you aware of the potential risks to your birds.
Taking great photos of your pets is harder than it looks. That’s why professional pet photographers are all the rage right now and I highly recommend going that route if you’re able. However, if you’re bound and determined to do it yourself, you can certainly make it happen. With practice and patience you can be shooting fantastic photos of Fido in no time.
Are you dreading the idea of your pet being around your holiday decorations? Have you experienced the nightmare before Christmas in Christmas your past? We have some tips that might make this year’s holiday season go much smoother…
The president of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) returned this week from a health check-up at the North Pole, declaring Santa’s reindeer to be healthy, free of disease, and ready for their Christmas Eve flight.
This was an article we published in 2004 and was our cover story for the November 2004 issue. Since the story was originally written, the human subject of the article, Frank Catania, passed away (he died December 3rd 2008). One of his best friends emailed us recently… here is his letter and the article that prompted him to write us.
A new in-depth survey of the animal protection laws of each state and territory in the U.S. confirms that there remain considerable differences in the strength and comprehensiveness of each jurisdiction’s laws. Illinois Remains on Top, Mississippi Shows Most Improvement, but still a long way to go.
Did you know that more than half of ice emergency 911 calls are triggered by people trying to save a pet who fell through ice? Best advice: stay off frozen bodies of water and keep your pets away as well. If the unthinkable happens, experts have advice you must follow…
Paw Prints The Magazine announces that it is moving its radio show, Paw Prints Live!, airing on KCXL 1140 AM and 102.9 FM to a Noon time slot starting Thursday, January 5th.
Most of you that spend time on this website don’t need lessons on being a responsible pet owner, but there are plenty of others that do… some because they’re just learning and some because they’re just not thinking. As the new year begins, it seems like a perfect opportunity to get the year off to a good start by bringing up the subject and some guidelines that might be good to pass along to others that might benefit from them.
During the parade, participating pets and owners were counted in an attempt to break the world record for “Most Dogs in Costumed Attire.” Official results are pending, but data recorded to be submitted to the Guinness World Record™ organization shows more than 1,300 costumed dogs were counted, which would break the record of 603 dogs set in Japan during 2011.
Each of these bites had the same subtle warnings that were missed by the people on the scene. Often the commentary is that it was out of the blue or all was going fine… not so…
The 5th Annual ACVO®/Merial® National Service Dog Eye Exam Event brings together veterinary ophthalmologists and thousands of service animals for free eye exams. Registration begins April 1st for May 2012 event.
This year’s winner happens to come from our hometown and we’re proud to introduce you to “Hank” and his story. Please take the time to watch this extraordinary story about “Hank” and all that he inspired…
Experts say eldercare facilities should do more to help older adults keep their pets when they move into retirement homes and other independent-living communities.
Thought we’d post the cover of our Spring 2012 issue. Click the image to get a proper look and find out how to get a copy.
Lone Star ticks, which are notorious carriers of many diseases including cytauxzoonosis, or “bobcat fever,” have been spreading across the nation in recent years. As a result, cats across much of the country are now exposed to the deadly disease.
The American Cancer Society’s first KC area Bark for Life of the year was a big success! People and their pooches raised $6000 for the American Cancer Society.
Like Humans, Dogs Engage in Riskier Behaviors When Their Self-Control Is Depleted
Cinco de Mayo will never be the same in Kansas City. The Guinness Book of World Records officially sanctioned the Chihuahua Parade and Festival to attempt to break the record of the most dogs in costume (and raise money for The Pet Connection).
Traditionally, it has been common for pets to be “fixed” at around 6 months old, with the exception of those under the care of shelters and rescues which commonly have the procedure done much earlier… “Common knowledge” suggests that the benefits of doing so at an early age outweigh the risks. As is often the case, tradition takes precedence in the decision-making process even after evidence to the contrary has been discovered.
Diamond Pet Foods this week announced that it is expanding a voluntary recall to include batches of nine brands of dry pet food formulas manufactured between December 9, 2011 and April 7, 2012 due to potential Salmonella contamination. Read more to see which brands are affected (includes a consolidated, updated list as of 05/08/12 and latest recalls as of 5/18/12).
Spring showers may bring beautiful flowers, but it also brings MUD! So this month, we want to see your best (or maybe we should say, worst) muddy-dog photos!
While many people like to know “What kind of dog is that?” just to satisfy their curiosity, dog breed designations have also been used in an attempt to predict future behavior, match pets to families, find lost dogs, and even to restrict the ownership of certain types of dogs. Breed lineages are frequently guessed based on their physical appearance, but it is not known how accurate these visual breed assessments are. Well, perhaps we’re about to find out…
Now here’s something new and different… a comedy about a veterinary practice. Take a look at the video clips. Does it look like something you’ll watch this fall?
A GLOBAL ONLINE CASTING CALL IS UNDERWAY FOR THE CANINE STAR OF A NEW ‘BENJI’ MOVIE… Dog Owners and Shelter Staff are Invited to Post Pictures of their Benji Lookalikes on a Special Facebook Page for a Chance to Land their Pet the Role of a Lifetime
Spay & Neuter Kansas City is setting a goal to spay and neuter 1,000 dogs and cats in the month of June, and another 1,000 pets each month thereafter.
We had to share the joy everyone felt today as Rose Brooks Center, a battered women’s shelter, opened their Paws Place today. This is a pet shelter on the grounds of RBC’s facility to where the abused can escape their abusers without leaving behind their beloved pets to face the wrath of the abuser as well… something that so often prevents the abuse victim from leaving.
Cool new technology! MU-developed “Lameness Locator” system helps diagnose lameness sooner, makes treatment easier
For many people, a dog is part of the criteria for achieving the “American Dream” – a perfect complement to the house with a yard. But people who live in apartments love dogs too, and while a house may not be in the immediate future (or ever – who needs yard work?), the idea of owning a dog is what will make their life complete as well. Why not?
We discovered is that he is a “climber.” A climber of fences to be exact.
Data will help inform assistance dog training procedures and explore future treatment possibilities for people with type 1 diabetes
The National Canine Cancer Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to eliminating Cancer as a major health issue in dogs, has revealed a blood test that will detect cancer in dogs.
The new Swope Park off leash dog park will be the host location for the “Keep the Love Alive Behavior Express Tour 2012″ in Kansas City. This Thursday, August 9th, Steve Dale will be a guest on Paw Prints The Magazine’s weekly radio show, Paw Prints Live to discuss the importance of the event and what the tour hopes to accomplish.
Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) is pretty peeved about the Humane Society and its stance on animal torture. Colbert’s response is spot on.
Not surprisingly to us, a study covering nearly 400 dogs revealed several similarities between compulsive behavior in dogs and humans and revealed some interesting things. Looks like the list of what dogs have to teach us about ourselves just keeps growing…
Researchers report that myxoma – a pox virus that afflicts rabbits but not humans, dogs or any other vertebrates so far studied – infects several different types of canine cancer cells in cell culture while sparing healthy cells. The study adds to the evidence that viruses or modified viruses will emerge as relatively benign cancer treatments to complement or replace standard cancer therapies.
Dogs with hemangiosarcoma that were treated with a compound derived from the Coriolus versicolor mushroom had the longest survival times ever reported for dogs with the disease. These promising findings offer hope that the compound may one day offer cancer patients — human and canine alike — a viable alternative or complementary treatment to traditional chemotherapies.
Mountain Shadows welcomes dogs and cats to the rooms and with pine trees and occasional Elk in the yard you can feel the wilderness while maintaining as close of a connection to civilization as you would like.
There is no doubt that microchips can be decoded, but how well can brand marks be read? Someone finally found out the answer to that question.
Bill-Jac has put the following statement on their website. Please check the food you have at home to be sure yours is not included in the “withdrawal.”