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The Truth About EPA Warnings Concerning Flea and Tick Products

The Environmental Protection Agency is requiring beefed up labeling for flea and tick products used on dogs and cats amid a significant increase in adverse incidents, the EPA is taking a series of actions to increase the safety of spot-on pesticide products for flea and tick control for cats and dogs. I wonder if this…

Sentenced for a Decade in Jail for Dogfighting

Dogfighting is a felony. However, because the crime isn’t often taken seriously, and because our prisons are too filled – most often, in my opinion, the penalty doesn’t fit the horror of the crime. Dogfighting isn’t only a crime against dogs, often times children are dragged in. When that happens kids are desensitized to violence.…

The Evolution of the Human/Dog Relationship

The dogs with DNA most linked to wolves are the Basenji, Chinese Shar-Pei and Chow Chow, according to a recently released study.  Basenji originated in Africa The study also concludes that the dog was probably domesticated in the Middle East. This coincides with other previous evidence, maintaining the first species we mights call dogs likely…

The Link: Animal Absuse Is Warning

American Humane should have been mentioned in this piece from the New York Times on animal abuse as a clue to additional cruelties. The Link, documented by the American Humane Association years ago, is nothing new. That’s the link between violence and abuse to animals begetting violence to people. The good news is that even…

Help To Afford Vet Costs

Wow – Talk about filling a niche that is SO needed. The Trio Animal Foundation helps individuals and rescue groups in need to pay for veterinary care. Sue Naiden, the organization’s founder will tell the amazing tail of how the organization began, named for a three-legged used for bait by dogfigters. Also, joining us with…

Come Flipper! Marine Mammal Trainer on WLS

Chris Dignan trains marine mammals at the Shedd Aquaurium, and he’s a dog trainer. He says, teaching marine mammals and training dogs is all pretty much the same. We’ll take your phone calls concerning any questions you have about your pet dolphin or your pet dog, on Steve Dale’s Pet World, Saturday March 20 at…

Lucky Irish Dog Breeds

These dog breeds from Ireland must be as lucky as four-leaf clover.

Don't Bark in the Park? Isn't that a Bit Much To Ask?

Chandler, AZ  was poised to become the first city in the nation to discourage dog barking in a public dog park with high-frequency-sound devices that only dogs can hear. However, humans are growling about this. The Arizona Humane Society and dog owners and trainers across the Valley say they wonder if this is the best…

A Bit of the Irish in Dog Names

My most important post EVER. A top ten list of dogs most commonly named after Irish beer, Irish scotch or Irish whiskey. You can’t lose with any of these dog names. (compiled by Veterinary Pet Insurance):

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