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See Top Pet Stories 2009

Here are my top twenty pet stories for 2009! It was a wild year….

Cat Care Guidelines Published for Veterinarians

Hot off the press! Feline Life Stage Guideliness from the American Association of Feline Practitioners and the American Animal Hospital Association. The idea for creating these Guidelines was inspired at a meeting of the CATalyst Council. Many supporters of CATalyst include the American Veterinary Medical Association, Society of Shelter Animal Welfare Administrators, American Humane Association,…

Gene Identified for Compulsive Behavior in Doberman's Might Help People, Also Greyhound Rescue and TNR on WLS Radio

Look at your dog. Your dog’s brain is pretty much like your brain… Fido’s brain     Fred’s brain Dr. Nicholas Dodman, director of the Animal Behavior Clinic at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and several colleagues just identified the gene responsible a compulsive behavior in Doberman’s. Dodman and Dr. Edward Ginns, neuroscientist at  UMass…

Cats Get No Respect

Cats are America’s most popular companion, yet they get no respect. Or at least not as much respect as dogs. According to a new poll, 74 percent of those questioned said they like dogs a lot, but just under half feel the same way about cats. Also, only four percent say they dislike dogs, while…

Fur Flies Over Ad With Michelle Obama

The White House maintains that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PeTA) had no right to use the image of Michelle Obama in their latest anti-fur ad. Although, the White House was quick to ad that the First Lady does not wear fur. According to media reports, PeTA president Ingrid Newkirk says her group…

Animals Sing Deck the Halls

I know, I know, way past Christmas, even past New Year – but when IAABC behavior consultant Janet Velenovsky post this video to her Facebook page, I got such a kick out of it, and wanted to share. Hope you enjoy:

Where Pit Bulls Are Banned, Dog Bites Rise

Breed Specific Bans have done nothing to lessen dog bites in Norfolk, England. In fact, the number of people requiring hospital treatment for dog bites has increased by almost a third since the breed bans went into affect. Clearly, the breed bans didn’t do what they were supposed to.   One public official described the…

Pet Writer Amy Shojai's New Year's Greeting

My pet writing and broadcasting colleague Amy Shojai’s New Year’s greeting…I think it’s sweet/funny, one reason why I’m posting. Also, this summer, her next book, “The American Pit Bull Terrier” is scheduled for release (TFH Publishing). In my opinion, Pit Bulls and their reputation has definitely been a victim of dogfighting over this past decade…

H$U$ – Is the HSUS More About Fundraising Than Programs?

According to this piece, from a blog calling itself the Center for Consumer Freedom, the Humane Society of the United States isn’t what people may believe. When you give money to the HSUS  your dollars are allegedly going to either legal fees or to help raise more dollars for HSUS, not to help real animals.…

Top-10 Resolutions for Pets for 2010

More than resolutions, this might be better described as a Top-10 wish list of my hopes and dreams for pets for 2010:(May you and your entire family enjoy a healthy and safe New Year!)

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