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January 8 2010

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…

January 8 2010

Vick's Changed: Tony Dungy

On “The Today Show” this morning (Friday, Jan. 7) ex-NFL Coach Tony Dungy (football announcer/mentor) told Matt Lauer Michael Vick has changed. He said when Vick received the letters in jail, and then had to write the young people back who wrote him, he was emotionally impacted.Dungy did not say Vick has done anything proactively…

January 8 2010

Camping in the Snow? It's for the Dogs

Camp Dogwood really does offer your dog a chance to be a dog. Spring camp sessions feature activities like agility class and Frisbee disc classes…but about the winter? Ice sculpturing? Some dogs really do love the snow and don’t mind frigid weather. Some people claim they feel the same way. Hope you write me about…

January 7 2010

Sheriff's Office Reunites Dog: A Macho Story

It happens far more often than it makes the news, pets left in homes of those foreclosed or evicted. Cook County deputies conducted an eviction in Garfield Park announced on January 6 (Thursday) and discovered Macho, a malnourished dog stolen before Thanksgiving from a nearby home. Macho was positively identified because he had a microchip…

January 7 2010

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…

January 6 2010

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…

January 5 2010

No Doubt Gwen Stefani's New Partner Can Howl

“Sweet Escape” with Gwen Stefani and Kody.

January 4 2010

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:

January 4 2010

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…

January 3 2010

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…

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