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Simon's Cat 'Fly Guy'

By jim Published: July 31, 2009

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Mouth To Snout Saves Dog's Life

By jim Published: July 31, 2009

 

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Humane Society takes full custody of animals

By jim Published: July 31, 2009

Heaven Can Wait turns over pets in lieu of fees

By Ed Meyer
Beacon Journal staff writer

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Spay Neuter clinic

By jim Published: July 31, 2009

AKRON: A low-cost spay and neuter clinic for cats will be held Aug. 8 in downtown Akron.

The Citizens for Humane Animal Practices and the Summit County Division of Animal Control will hold the clinic starting at 8:30 a.m. at the NEFCO Building, 180 E. South St.

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Oh no, Snuggies have gone canine

By jim Published: July 30, 2009

If you watch television you've probably been assaulted by a commercial for a product called the Snuggie. You probably laughed at the product as being ridiculous. You are not alone.

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Commuter cat is star of bus route

By jim Published: July 30, 2009

A cat named Casper has become a regular user of a bus service in Plymouth, England, often making round trips of up to 11 miles, according to the bus company First. The black and white cat can be seen queuing with other passengers for the number three service.

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Cat Ladders

By jim Published: July 30, 2009

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Disney movie 'G-Force' likely to put guinea pigs atop pet list

By jim Published: July 30, 2009

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Disney movie "G-Force" shows a squad of specially trained, computer-generated guinea pig spies coming to the world's rescue. After the movie comes out, though, animal activists say it will be real life guinea pigs who need rescuing.

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Herbal Medicine, Part Two

By Gay Published: July 30, 2009

Phytopharmacology refers to research on herbs as medicines.  This is NOT the research of drugs contained within plants that are often unknown even to people knowledgeable to people steeped in traditional herbal medicine.  For instance, foxglove was long used as an herb for people with ‘weakened hearts” before anyone knew that the substance contained in foxglove is digitalis.  There are at least a dozen varieties of foxglove, each with a different property.

Bark from the cinchona tree was known to be useful in the treatment of malaria before anyone knew that the curative substance was quinine.

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Dog found 1,200 miles away 9 years after disappearing

By jim Published: July 30, 2009

SYDNEY: Nine years after vanishing from outside her Australian family's home, Muffy the dog was found alive and well this month in another backyard — 1,200 miles away — officials said today.

Inspectors with the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals were investigating a possible animal cruelty case at a home in the southern city of Melbourne two weeks ago when they found the fluffy white mutt sleeping outside on a scrap of cardboard, Victoria state RSPCA spokesman Tim Pilgrim said.

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Looking for the Perfect Golf Caddie? Any Llama Will Do

By jim Published: July 30, 2009

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Are canary and finch fighting the newest blood sport?

By jim Published: July 28, 2009

SHELTON, Conn. -- Police said 150 birds were seized in a canary-fighting investigation in Shelton on Sunday.

Police said canaries and saffron finches were seized and 19 people were arrested at a Ripton Road address.

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Virginia, the Blind Dog

By jim Published: July 28, 2009

A story to remind us that dogs aren't people, which is a good thing.

Via Boingboing.net:

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Police Shock Dog With Taser Gun; Incident Caught On Tape

By jim Published: July 28, 2009

LAKEWOOD, Ohio -- A dog on the loose in Lakewood was shocked with a Taser gun by a police officer, and the incident was caught on tape.

The video was captured by a camera mounted on the Taser gun. Police said the stray dog they shocked on Saturday was a pit bull that was a threat to others.

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Cats we've loved

By Gay Published: July 28, 2009

I must begin this blog by stating that we have never purchased a cat: All of our cats have come to us in one manner or another, but never have we purchased one, and every single cat has been fabulous.  I had cats as a child as did my husband, but when we got married, we began collecting them.

Our first pair were given to my husband by a friend who owned a terrific observatory.  Buz majored in math and astrophysics, and he had been grinding his own telescope lenses since he was about twelve.  Buz was visiting the gentleman and he had a cat who had given birth and asked Buz if he wanted one.  Did he!  So, we acquired tiny Castor and Pollux who became huge cats and very gentle of disposition.  They were wonderful cats.  Castor died at about the age of fifteen; Pollux had wandered away a few years previously.  Despite constant searches, we never found him.

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Welcome our crow overlords

By jim Published: July 27, 2009

Ok, crows are not pets and I admit to being intrigued by them. They are incredibly intelligent birds. After digesting the material below you will never look at crows the same way again. Promise.

NPR carried a nice package on how crows can recognize faces. They can pick a person out of a crowd, follow them, and remember them — apparently for years. And if you do them wrong they will harass you for years. You can also listen to the story here.

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Mutt dodging rescue attempts of Toledo woman, others tailing it

By jim Published: July 27, 2009

Dragging a leash and fending for itself, a pooch on the prowl for several months in Ottawa County isn't killing livestock, but it is stealing hearts.

Cindy Koepfer is dotty about the catch-me-if-you-can canine, and she dreams of the day when she can wrap her arms around its scruffy neck and whisper in its ear, "It's OK girl, it's OK. You're safe now. You're home."

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Rally to Rescue

By jim Published: July 27, 2009

Rally to Rescue helps rescue organizations across the country give rescued pets the nutrition and care they need and the loving homes they deserve.

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Pet-lover blood drive

By jim Published: July 24, 2009

AKRON: American Red Cross of Summit and Portage Counties is sponsoring its first Pet Lovers' Blood Drive, noon to 7 p.m. July 30.

The event will feature a showcase of about a dozen adoptable dogs from the Humane Society of Greater Akron. Information about the Red Cross chapter's new Pet First Aid training will be available.

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Maru and the move

By jim Published: July 24, 2009

We've linked to a Japanese called called Maru in the past, but he's so entertaining we had post his latest video. Maru is VERY fond of boxes.

"The preparations for moving were paradises for Maru. He liked the trash box which I used in a kitchen. Finally he has slept under the cardboard box."

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Meet Marshall Matt Dillon - one awesome cat

By jim Published: July 23, 2009

Marshall Matt Dillon was one of 132 cats kept by a hoarder in California. He is the star of his neighborhood and at fourteen years old still has a playful personality that shines through. Jane Parks-McKay and her husband, Tim McKay adopted the black and white cat four years ago.

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Shelter mistakenly euthanizes Fla. woman's cat

By jim Published: July 23, 2009

SPRING HILL, Fla. (AP) – Officials on the west coast of Florida are crafting new safeguards after mistakenly euthanizing a woman's cat. Maria Velez's cat "Buddy" had been quarentined for four days at a Hernando County Animmal Services shelter after biting a pet sitter. But when she and her 11-year-old son went to pick up the orange, tiger-stripe cat they found it had been mistakenly euthanized.

An animal services worker who thought she was calling Buddy's owner called the wrong person. That person, who had also brought a cat to the shelter, said they did not want the cat and gave permission to have it euthanized. Buddy was euthanized instead.

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Man saves his dog from alligator's mouth

By jim Published: July 23, 2009

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American Red Cross offers pet first aid training

By jim Published: July 23, 2009

Akron, Ohio — The American Red Cross is known for helping to keep local residents and their families healthy and safe. Now with its “Pet First Aid” training, the Red Cross is spreading the word that it can do the same for our four-legged friends as well.

The Pet First Aid and CPR classes – one for dogs and another for cats – are offered at the Red Cross locations in both Akron and Ravenna. For additional information or to register for the classes, interested pet lovers can visit the Chapter’s web site at: www.summitcounty.redcross.org.

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If you were a dog, which breed would you be?

By Gay Published: July 22, 2009

Below, I have mentioned some of the characteristics of popular dogs—see if you can match them to your own traits.  Even if you match a certain dog particularly well, it doesn’t mean that that breed is necessarily best for you or your family.  After all, opposites attract.

I have not chosen any particular breeds (well, I do have several favorites, but I won’t name them!), just tried to pick one or two from each category.

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Should de-clawing cats be banned?

By Leighangela Published: July 22, 2009

One California city is discussing the possibility of banning cat de-claw surgeries. While this may not be the best plan, the fact that the practice is getting such attention is wonderful. It will force people who see de-clawing as just "something you do," like vaccinations, to take a second look at this terrible surgery.

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How To 'Read' Your Dog's Tail-Wagging Behavior

By jim Published: July 21, 2009

Every dog lover knows how a pooch expresses its feelings.

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Puppy born with 5th leg saved from 'freak show'

By jim Published: July 21, 2009

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Nora the Piano Cat

By jim Published: July 21, 2009

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Pa. fire chief reunited by chance with lost dog

By jim Published: July 21, 2009

DERRY, Pa. (AP) — A volunteer fire chief from Pennsylvania has been reunited with a dog he gave up five years ago, after he discovered the animal was at a shelter where firefighters had taken two other dogs rescued from a cliff.

Eastern Derry Fire Chief Derrick Bollinger was one of a handful of firefighters who rescued the other dogs on Friday. Another firefighter rappelled 20 feet down a cliff to reach the animals.

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Herbal Medicine

By Gay Published: July 21, 2009

My great-great-great however many that takes us back to the mid-16th century grandmother was burnt as a witch in her town in what is now Germany.  There’s not a great deal of data, just a hint here and there and some dark words from my grandmother, who was herself an herbalist.  She used herbs for cooking (and she was a wonderful cook) and for making pleasant little items like sleep pillows, which are soft cloths stuffed with dream-inducing herbs such as lavender and rosemary. There were little tussy-mussies and Christmas ornaments made with the wonderful scents of cinnamon and allspice.  That sort of thing.

But for centuries, women sought out herbs and botanicals to make medicines to relieve women giving birth, to make poultices for people suffering from fever, for relieving pain and suffering.  It was not always looked upon kindly.

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Animal Oddities

By BrookeLynn Published: July 21, 2009

Odd?  Peculiar?  Interesting?

Well whatever it is, here are some animal oddities for you:

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Is raw food safe to feed your pet?

By Leighangela Published: July 20, 2009

Arise in pet food recalls and problems with contaminated pet food has created pet owners who are more educated regarding the pet food industry. Many are doing their research and finding out that dogs and cats were designed by nature to digest natural, unprocessed food that consists primarily of protein. This includes raw meat.

Dry kibble is not healthy for any dog or cat, especially one with health issues of any kind.

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Pudgy cat stars at dog-grooming business

By jim Published: July 20, 2009

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — Carolyn Headrick has no delusions about the star of her downtown Fremont business.

"Oliver," said Headrick, who owns Dogs-R-Us Grooming.

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When your house cat dashes for door, don't panic

By jim Published: July 20, 2009

It's an awful feeling when your indoor cat dashes past you out the door. But it's even more distressing to realize that you've just made matters worse by giving chase.

That's what happened to some clients of pet detective Laura Totis in Clarksburg, Md. She helps find lost pets via phone consultations and a trained search dog.

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Tips on searching for lost cats

By jim Published: July 20, 2009

When searching for a lost cat, looking close by is the first priority. And the sooner the better.

If you're still not successful, try one or all of these:

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Deer gives cat a bath

By jim Published: July 20, 2009

Prepare for an overdose of cuteness in this video.

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Firefighters save cat with pet oxygen mask

By jim Published: July 20, 2009

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Animal rescue operators are charged

By jim Published: July 20, 2009

By Kathy Antoniotti
Beacon Journal staff writer

Founder, mother face 15 counts of cruelty; dogs, cats receiving emergency care --

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Humane Society, farmers prepare for war

By jim Published: July 19, 2009

Battle lines are forming over proposal to change Ohio rules on methods of confining livestock

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The Humane Society of the United States versus Ohio farmers

By Gay Published: July 19, 2009

The Humane Society of the United States and Ohio farmers have all but declared war upon each other, and the farmers, in my opinion, are given to hyperbole and dire predictions and paint doomsdays scenarios.

The Humane Society, which has been successful in California (always on the forefront of the newest trend) changing the way agribusinesses shelter farm animals, has set its sights on Ohio, which has one of the largest number of egg-layers in the US.  The farm associations are adamantly against the Humane Society’s suggestions, as they say they are too restrictive, too, expensive, will result in Bad Things Happening and so on.  Plus, it will cost consumers a penny an egg more.  The Farm Bureau Federation, Pork Producers Council, Cattlemen’s Association and Poultry Association are pitting their powerful selves against the equally powerful Humane Society of the United States, directed by the extremely capable, savvy, and articulate Wayne Pacelle.

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An animal benefit with wine? I'll drink to that!

By BrookeLynn Published: July 17, 2009

With all the fun festivals that go on every single week in our area, it is hard to pick through them and decide which one you and your friends will conquer.

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I am a CAT and will sleep where I like

By jim Published: July 17, 2009

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Dog helps woman lick brain injury

By jim Published: July 17, 2009

ST. LOUIS — Mary Phillips admits she had a frosty relationship with Jacque Pierre, a co-worker's Maltese poodle. That is until the day he saved her life by licking her head.

The unlikely gesture, Phillips said, convinced her to go to the emergency room where doctors discovered a brain aneurysm the size of a walnut.

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The Reluctant Cat Lady

By jim Published: July 17, 2009

I am a Cat Lady. Reluctantly. I didn’t start out that way; I’ve never owned a cat or any pet as an adult until I purchased my first home. I bought a home from a 90 year old woman who was not aware two mother cats with a litter of kittens each had given birth under her house. Okay, no problem, I thought. They are adorable kittens and they will get adopted out quickly. Who can resist a fuzzy adorable kitten?

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Some Simple Cat Tails

By Gay Published: July 17, 2009

Oh, how I love cats!  I adore their exotic eyes, their dainty grooming habits, their clever paws that can snatch an object as it barely breezes by.  They have sensors on their paws, and that tells them that dinner—or a play object—is near.

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Nine true tales of animal survival

By jim Published: July 16, 2009

Talk about planning ahead. The owners of an African grey parrot in Japan spent two years teaching the bird to recite his full name and address in case he ever got lost.

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Dog saves abandoned panda cubs by feeding them

By jim Published: July 16, 2009

BEIJING: Two red panda cubs abandoned by their mother at birth are thriving at a northern China zoo thanks to milk and loving care from an unlikely surrogate mother — a dog, state media reported today.

The cubs, born June 25, were abandoned immediately by their mother after giving birth in front of a crowd of visitors at the Taiyuan Zoo in northern China's Shanxi province, according to Ha Guojiang, a zoo employee quoted by the official Xinhua News Agency.

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Woman Celebrates Birthday by Sleeping in Dog Pound

By jim Published: July 15, 2009

A novel way to raise money.

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Priceville, Ala., man avenges cat's death, hunts coyotes

By jim Published: July 15, 2009

For the past seven years, Jerry Welch has hiked Burleson Mountain near his Priceville home daily, searching for the predators responsible for his cat Goldie's death.

After Welch found clumps of his pet's fur -- an indication of a coyote attack -- the lifelong hunter immersed himself in the species, determined to protect his remaining two cats and four dogs.

Outfitted with video cameras, electronic signals and wood calls, Welch stalks the predators as they, armed with natural instincts, stalk their prey.

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Pet shelter raided, 108 animals removed

By jim Published: July 15, 2009

By Kathy Antoniotti
Beacon Journal staff writer

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Want to support a puppy mill? Buy organic milk!

By Leighangela Published: July 14, 2009

If you're like me, you probably thought that as long as you didn't buy your pets from a pricey pet store, you weren't supporting puppy mills. I also kinda figured that buying organic milk was helping to support a worthwhile industry. Turns out that the two are sometimes connected.

A puppy mill protestor in Pennsylvania noticed that many of the farms around him, near the heart of puppy-mill country in Lancaster County, were displaying signs boasting that they were organic dairy operations. He found out that one mill—B&R Puppies, which had been cited by authorities as recently as a year ago for housing dogs in squalid cages and failing to vaccinate them—was also supplying milk to Horizon Organics. Horizon is a major presence in markets like Whole Foods, where animal welfare is paramount.

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Paws up: All-pet airline hits skies

By jim Published: July 14, 2009

NEW YORK (AP) — One trip for their Jack Russell terrier in a plane's cargo hold was enough to convince Alysa Binder and Dan Wiesel that owners needed a better option to get their pets from one city to another.

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Who is the pack leader, you or your dog?

By jim Published: July 14, 2009

Marc Goldberg appears to be the "Dog Whisperer" of Chicago. He even has pictures of him with Cesar Millan, for whatever that is worth. I will give him his due for the article he penned, "Are You a Leader or a Follower?" It lays out the realities of how a dog thinks, reacts and the importance of being the pack leader:

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Amazing Surfing Dog

By jim Published: July 14, 2009


Random Hilarity: Lord Of Dogtown: Buddy The Amazing Surfing Dog

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Seeing Eye dogs for the mind

By jim Published: July 13, 2009

NEW YORK -- Like any other golden retriever seeking a treat, Tuesday nudged his owner's hand with his snout one recent morning and waited expectantly.

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Cats 'exploit' humans by purring

By jim Published: July 13, 2009

Cat owners may have suspected as much, but it seems our feline friends have found a way to manipulate us humans.

Researchers at the University of Sussex have discovered that cats use a "soliciting purr" to overpower their owners and garner attention and food.

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Dog officer

By jim Published: July 13, 2009

TWINSBURG: The Twinsburg police force has a new, four-legged member: Yasso a 1-year-old male German Shepherd.

Officer Darrin Fate, a seven-year veteran of the department, just completed a six-week training course with Yasso.

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Rescuers need to find homes for 40 felines

By jim Published: July 13, 2009

By Katie Byard
Beacon Journal staff writer

Animal rescuers are scrambling to find homes for about 40 cats living in a Lakemore home its owner vacated.

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Zeke, the basketball playing dog

By jim Published: July 11, 2009

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Sly children fool exercise study by using dogs

By jim Published: July 10, 2009

Children taking part in a study to measure how much exercise they do fooled researchers by attaching their pedometers to their pet dogs.

About 200 children in east London were given pedometers to automatically count how many steps they walked and ran.

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Chief Wants Columbus Firefighter Who Killed Dogs Fired

By jim Published: July 10, 2009

Columbus Fire Chief Ned Pettus Jr. recommended Thursday that a firefighter who shot his two dogs to death before going on vacation be terminated.

Firefighter David Santuomo was sentenced to 90 days in jail last month after pleading guilty to animal cruelty charges.

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Dog lost after Ohio Turnpike crash reunited with owners

By jim Published: July 10, 2009

SWANTON, Ohio (AP) -- A family dog lost during a car crash on the Ohio Turnpike has been reunited with his Minnesota owners two weeks later.

Cyndi Evans of the Minneapolis area says her three children were happy to see Thor, and the 1-year-old Australian cattle dog was happy to see them Monday evening in Swanton, 17 miles west of Toledo.

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More airlines embracing furry travelers

By jim Published: July 10, 2009

Blame America's pet obsession, but in recent years, more members of the airline industry are embracing dogs and cats on board. Midwest Airlines may be an extreme example, letting select dogs sit in the same seats as humans, but other airlines are relaxing their pet policies by letting smaller cats and dogs come into the cabin area.

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Gin, the amazing canine freestyle dancer

By jim Published: July 10, 2009

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Study finds toxic doses of fluoride in 8 out of 10 brands of dog food

By jim Published: July 10, 2009

It was just two years ago when the melaminie pet food scare sent many owners scrambling to find safer alternatives for their furry friends. Now, a new threat has emerged: potentially toxic doses of fluoride in dog food.

According to the Environmental Working Group, alarming levels of fluoride can be found in eight of 10 dog foods they tested. The concentration of fluoride was up to 2.5 times higher than the safe level set by the Environmental Protection Agency for drinking water.

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Cat hides under hood during long commute

By jim Published: July 10, 2009

WATERLOO, Ill., July 10 -- An Illinois insurance agent said his serial-stowaway cat has ridden more than 300 miles under the hood of his car.

Jeff Dehner, who commutes nearly 120 miles each morning from his Waterloo, Ill., home to American Family Insurance in Springfield, Ill., said he was shocked to see the kitten, Inky, run through the parking lot of his work when he arrived Thursday, the Springfield State Journal Register reported Friday.

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Feline acne

By jim Published: July 10, 2009

Feline acne is a common cat problem which is most often caused by overactive oil glands. It is isolated to the chin and lower lips and many times goes unnoticed until the area becomes infected, requiring veterinary care.

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Rescuers Remove 40 Cats From Foreclosed Summit County Home

By jim Published: July 10, 2009

By Katie Byard
Beacon Journal staff writer

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Dogs' Bark: Not fair! Study shows pups get jealous

By jim Published: July 9, 2009

Scientists have confirmed what pet owners have always suspected: our pooches may pout when they sense another pup is getting favorable treatment.

Researchers at the University of Vienna in Austria report today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA that dogs may be like our human best buds: they get jealous if they feel we're treating another dog better.

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350 dogs seized in dogfighting raids in 5 states

By jim Published: July 9, 2009

ST. LOUIS (AP) — As many as 350 dogs were seized and about 30 people arrested during raids in five U.S. states Wednesday that animal welfare groups are calling the largest simultaneous raid of dogfighting operations in America.

U.S. attorneys in four of the states announced related indictments accusing 26 people of cruelties ranging from denying animals medical treatment to shooting dogs in the head when they didn't fight well, then throwing their carcasses into a river or burning them in a barrel.

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Man accused of clipping pup's ears pleads guilty

By jim Published: July 9, 2009

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty to animal cruelty for clipping his puppy's ears in Hamilton County.

At a court hearing Wednesday, Oswaldo Padilla-Garcia reluctantly agreed to give up his now-19-week-old pit bull pup named "Rux," to pay $1,200 for recovery care and to stay away from all dogs for a year.

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Family's urine bid to locate dog

By jim Published: July 9, 2009

Via the BBC:

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Paws of attraction

By jim Published: July 9, 2009

The best way to attract a cat? Ignore it.

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Nutro recalls dry cat food because of mineral imbalances

By jim Published: July 9, 2009

Nutro Products has announced a voluntary recall of certain varieties of dry cat food because of excessive zinc and inadequate potassium supplementation.

On May 21, the company recalled Nutro Natural Choice Complete Care Dry Cat Foods and Nutro Max Cat Dry Foods with "best if used by" dates between May 12, 2010, and Aug. 22, 2010. According to the company, the recall resulted from a production error by a U.S. supplier of mineral premixes. One mineral premix contained excessive zinc and inadequate potassium. A second premix contained inadequate potassium. Nutro identified the issue during an audit of the supplier's documentation.

Nutro had distributed dry cat food containing the premixes throughout the United States and to Canada, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, and Thailand. Now the company is working with distributors and retailers to ensure the products are not on store shelves. Consumers who purchased one of the products can return it to their retailer for a full refund or exchange for another Nutro dry cat food.

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Ohio firefighter faces jail for killing dogs

By jim Published: July 8, 2009

An Ohio firefighter faces jail time and may lose his job for shooting his two dogs to death rather than pay to board them while he went on a cruise.

Columbus firefighter David P. Santuomo, 43, took Sloopy and Skeeter to his home's basement, suspended them from a pipe near the ceiling and fired at least 11 shots from a .22-caliber rifle fitted with a homemade silencer, Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney Ron J. O'Brien said.

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Neutering and Spaying

By Gay Published: July 7, 2009

I’ve heard the comment far too often, “Oh, I don’t want to spay Sheba,” or “I just can’t bear to neuter Rex” because—because—here it comes—because they “just want to let them have a little fun!

Here’s the thing.  Sex for animals is not analogous in humans, as far as being a pleasurable, recreational activity.  For animals, procreation is a drive, and the drive is there to ensure the species reproduces and continues.  As to whether it is “fun” or not, I can’t even begin to say.  I do not think it is analogous to humans.

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What's In A Name

By BrookeLynn Published: July 7, 2009

Naming your dog, cat or other pet can be almost as tricky as naming your first born.  After all, this is a name that you will continue to call your new ball of fur, even after they are long gone as you recollect them in memories past.

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Sunburn in canines and felines

By Gay Published: July 6, 2009

The dog days of summer (Dies Caniculares, for you Latin lovers) are so named because the Dog Star, Sirius, rises and sets with the sun during the hot, humid days of mid-July through mid-September. What ever you call them, they are the hottest days of the year—usually. Those of us living north of the Mason-Dixon line have seen no signs of global warming. It has been downright cold. I had to drag out a comforter when I woke up freezing one night, went down to check the temperature and saw it registered at 57. I don't care if we have a blizzard (it's happened before, but before the time of any of us reading this), the heat does NOT go on until October 1. And even then, it has to be cold enough to warrant it.

During the summer months, with the sun high and hot, your animals are susceptible to sunburn. I don't understand it, but my cats crave the sun, no matter how hot, and stretch out, exposing their tummies and their paws and the tips of their noses to the damaging rays of the sun. Our dog is a cold –weather type, but I've seen friends' dogs delight in the warm rays, and they, too, stretch out for all the world like a swimsuit clad youngster soaking up rays.

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Summit teams up with Rescue Waggin' to save dogs

By jim Published: July 2, 2009

By Rick Armon
Beacon Journal staff writer

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Adopt a retired military working dog

By jim Published: July 2, 2009

As a result of the passage of H.R. 5314 in November 2000, civilians can adopt a retiring Military Working Dog.

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Akron pastor mourns clever dog who co-wrote weekly messages

By jim Published: July 2, 2009

By Jewell Cardwell
Beacon Journal staff writer

Vinnie was faithful until the end.

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Overcrowding Could Mean Euthanization for Cats

By jim Published: July 1, 2009

 

AKRON, Ohio -- This is the time of year when the cat population explodes, leaving one animal shelter over burdened and not enough room to house them.

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Dog Safety Tips for Fourth of July

By jim Published: July 1, 2009

Some common sense tips to avoid something like the video below:

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