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  • Woman Arrested For Punching Boyfriend After He Leaves Her Dog Outside In The Rain
    An Oregon woman is facing assault charges for punching her boyfriend not once, but twice after he left her dog outside in the rain. While there are likely more details about this situation that have yet to be released, this is what we know so far. The Coo’s County Sheriff’s Office released the arrest report of a Myrtle Point woman named Melissa, and the obvious grin that she was sporting soon after the incident. According to police, when Melissa returned home to find that her boyfriend left her dog outside in the rain, she was rightfully furious.
    Press Release: Assault IV Domestic pic.twitter.com/0WwFWw4nWY — Coos County SO (@Coos_County_SO) January 2, 2020 The report states that she was having a conversation with her boyfriend about the situation when she then punched him in the face two times. Once police arrived at the scene, they found the boyfriend with a marble sized welt and some scratches near his eyebrow.
    Coo’sCounty/FacebookSince this report has been released, there have hundreds of comments on Melissa’s reaction and what dog owners would have done in her position. When scrolling through the comments on The Coo’s County Sheriff Facebook and Twitter accounts, ... read more
    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2020-01-21
  • Could Your Dog’s Food Be Shortening His Lifespan? Here’s How To Tell.
    Obesity in dogs is a very serious problem, and it’s rates are increasing daily. It’s estimated that roughly half of all dogs in the United States alone are obese – that’s 35 million dogs! Obesity can cause many illnesses such as diabetes and even worsen joint and back problems. Obesity is also one of the most common reasons injuries occur in our dogs. Most importantly, obesity leads to an increase in many diseases, including cancer, and can rob years off your dog’s lifespan. 12 Vital Tips for Preventing Obesity in Your Dog Maintaining your dog’s proper weight is easier said than done, so here are some helpful tips we’ve compiled for you to keep as a guideline: #1 – Understand Ideal Weight & Body Shape Many owners feel that their dogs are the appropriate weight for their size, but unfortunately this is not the case. Even many veterinarians have gotten so used to seeing obese dogs, they can’t even tell when dogs are fat! A dog should have a defined waist, with ribs easily felt but not visible. This guideline goes for most breeds. While some, such as bulldogs, should be stockier and heavier than others, they still should ... read more
    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2020-01-21
  • Dr. Dolittle is Back
    The post Dr. Dolittle is Back by Annie Butler Shirreffs appeared first on Dogster. Copying over entire articles infringes on copyright laws. You may not be aware of it, but all of these articles were assigned, contracted and paid for, so they aren't considered public domain. However, we appreciate that you like the article and would love it if you continued sharing just the first paragraph of an article, then linking out to the rest of the piece on Dogster.com. The man who can talk to animals is back in theaters, this time starring Robert Downey Jr. as the eccentric doctor. After losing his wife seven years earlier, Dr. John Dolittle, famed veterinarian of Queen Victoria’s England, hides himself away behind the walls of Dolittle Manor, with his menagerie of exotic animals as his only company. But when the young queen falls gravely ill, Dolittle sets sail on an epic adventure to a mythical island (along with a young, self-appointed apprentice and a coterie of animal friends), searching for a cure. Several big names play CGI animals in the magical world, including Rami Malek, Emma Thompson, Ralph Fiennes, Jim Broadbent and Tom Holland (who plays a dog!). Dr. Dolittle opens ... read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2020-01-17
  • No need for a Blue Monday!
    Apparently 20th January is “Blue Monday”, dubbed the most depressing day of the year. With no evidence to support one particular day as the most depressing in the year, we would much prefer, “Do Something Good Monday”, and make the day much more positive and exciting.“How?” I hear you ask? Well, let me tell you… ... read more
    Source: NAWTPublished on 2020-01-17
  • Young Dog Desperately Seeks Home
    ONE Year old Akita-cross Akira has been waiting for a new home for more than 10 months A beautiful akita-cross has been waiting for her forever home for almost a year – most of her short life. One-year-old Akira arrived at the RSPCA’s Brighton Animal Centre in March 2019. Jenny Wells, from the Sussex, Brighton & East Grinstead branch – which runs the centre – said: “Akira was rescued by an inspector and was extremely malnourished when she arrived. After a lot of veterinary investigation we’ve discovered that Akira has digestive issues linked to her pancreas. She’s now on a special diet and has an enzyme supplement in her food. She’s gained lots of weight and feels much better.” The sweet girl has now been paw-tiently waiting for her forever home for more than 10 months. At just over a year old, she has spent most of her life in kennels. Jenny added: “Akira really deserves to wave goodbye to kennel life and go off to a lovely new home. She’s a friendly, boisterous girl who behaves like a pup. “She’s very clever and knows ‘sit’ and ‘paw’. She’d really benefit from further training and is quick to ... read more
    Source: PetsmagPublished on 2020-01-17
  • How Banfield is Fighting Back Against Veterinary Suicide
    The post How Banfield is Fighting Back Against Veterinary Suicide by Jackie Brown appeared first on Dogster. Copying over entire articles infringes on copyright laws. You may not be aware of it, but all of these articles were assigned, contracted and paid for, so they aren't considered public domain. However, we appreciate that you like the article and would love it if you continued sharing just the first paragraph of an article, then linking out to the rest of the piece on Dogster.com. A study published in January 2019 in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association showed 1 in 6 veterinarians have considered suicide, and 1 in 10 experience severe psychological distress. To address this crisis, Banfield Pet Hospital announced a new training program called ASK (Assess, Support, Know), designed specifically to help veterinarians combat emotional distress and suicidal thoughts, both for themselves and others. Additionally, Banfield plans to block out schedules at all 1,000-plus Banfield hospitals nationwide for two hours for mental health and well-being training, and make its ASK training program available free of charge to all veterinarians and U.S. veterinary colleges. If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention ... read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2020-01-16
  • You Need to Watch A&E’s America’s Top Dog
    The post You Need to Watch A&E’s America’s Top Dog by Melissa L. Kauffman appeared first on Dogster. Copying over entire articles infringes on copyright laws. You may not be aware of it, but all of these articles were assigned, contracted and paid for, so they aren't considered public domain. However, we appreciate that you like the article and would love it if you continued sharing just the first paragraph of an article, then linking out to the rest of the piece on Dogster.com. I can’t wait for this new show coming to A&E, even though my dogs are more let’s-take-a-walk exercisers than American Ninja Warriors. A&E’s America’s Top Dog has top K9 cops and civilian dogs competing nose-to-nose on the ultimate K9 obstacle course. Each one-hour episode has four police K9 teams (including fan favorites from Live PD — which my husband and I watch every weekend!) and one civilian team facing off for the title of Top Dog in three rounds of competition. They’ll be tested on speed, agility and teamwork by having to complete a series of tasks on a massive obstacle course. Tasks include navigating a complex maze for scented items, and apprehending and taking down a ... read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2020-01-15
  • What Spices Are Safe for Dogs?
    The post What Spices Are Safe for Dogs? by Diana Laverdure-Dunetz, MS appeared first on Dogster. Copying over entire articles infringes on copyright laws. You may not be aware of it, but all of these articles were assigned, contracted and paid for, so they aren't considered public domain. However, we appreciate that you like the article and would love it if you continued sharing just the first paragraph of an article, then linking out to the rest of the piece on Dogster.com. I love cooking with spices so much that my collection of aromatic little bottles has overtaken an entire shelf in my kitchen pantry. In addition to supplying unique flavors and aromas to my dishes, I love that spices may contain medicinal properties. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has harnessed the healing power of plants for thousands of years — an entire aspect of TCM is based on using spices and herbs to treat a wide variety of health conditions. Spices are not just for humans however. Our dogs can benefit from spices in their diet as well. For advice on safely using spices to boost your dog’s health, I turned to Josie Beug, DVM, a Miami-based holistic veterinarian. Here ... read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2020-01-14
  • Why Is My Dog Vomiting White Foam?
    The post Why Is My Dog Vomiting White Foam? by Melvin Peña appeared first on Dogster. Copying over entire articles infringes on copyright laws. You may not be aware of it, but all of these articles were assigned, contracted and paid for, so they aren't considered public domain. However, we appreciate that you like the article and would love it if you continued sharing just the first paragraph of an article, then linking out to the rest of the piece on Dogster.com. Is your dog vomiting white foam? Bearing witness to your dog vomiting white foam can be disconcerting at the best of times and cause dog owners to panic at the worst. There are so many reasons for digestive upset in dogs, and they share so many similar symptoms, that general upset can be difficult for veterinarians to diagnose quickly. While some of the causes for a dog vomiting white foam — such as a dog finding rotting food in the garbage or ingesting a foreign object — can occur to any dog at any time, you can manage, treat or prevent the riskiest and most dangerous reasons for a dog vomiting white foam. First, why is your dog vomiting white foam? read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2020-01-13
  • Home Adaptions You Might Want to Consider When Getting a New Pet
    Having a pet is probably more popular now than it has ever been. Whether being greeted by your dog when you get home from work or hearing your kid in fits of giggles at his hamsters’ new tricks, a pet is a great addition to any family.  However, getting a new pet isn’t something you should take lightly. It’s a good idea to think about what pet would be best suited to your schedule and surroundings. Sometimes, you will need to make some adjustments to your home before your new family member comes to stay. Here are some home adaptions that you might want to consider when getting a new pet. Adapt your home accesses Cats, in particular, like to roam free from time to time. They are known to take off and disappear for hours and so it’s a good idea to have cat flaps fitted to your doors. This will allow your feline friend to get out and about whenever it wants to. Cats love exploring the garden and surrounding areas so this is a wise idea. If you have a dog, it isn’t a good idea to leave it cooped up at home all day if ... read more
    Source: PetsmagPublished on 2020-01-11
  • What You Need About CBD Products For Your Furry Friend
    There are plenty of documented cases where CBD has helped various ailments in pets. However, for the longest time, the industry could not overcome the legal hurdles, as well as the social stigma associated with hemp.   But that changed with the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, which allowed the cultivation of industrial hemp. The raw material has resulted in a wide array of CBD products for pets available in the market today.  See more >> The post What You Need About CBD Products For Your Furry Friend appeared first on The Contemporary Pet. ... read more
    Source: Contemporary PetPublished on 2020-01-10
  • Does Your Dog Wake You Up in the Middle of the Night? We Can Help!
    The post Does Your Dog Wake You Up in the Middle of the Night? We Can Help! by Annie Phenix, CPDT-KA appeared first on Dogster. Copying over entire articles infringes on copyright laws. You may not be aware of it, but all of these articles were assigned, contracted and paid for, so they aren't considered public domain. However, we appreciate that you like the article and would love it if you continued sharing just the first paragraph of an article, then linking out to the rest of the piece on Dogster.com. Editor’s note: Have you seen the new Dogster print magazine in stores? Or in the waiting room of your vet’s office? This article appeared in our October-November issue. Subscribe to Dogster and get the bimonthly magazine delivered to your home. We all need sleep, dogs included. But sometimes your dog wakes up in the middle of the night, then comes to you and “shares” her awake state. Woman and dog by Shutterstock.Woman and dog by Shutterstock. Who wants to play fetch or the I-have-to-go-inside/outside game at 2 a.m.? Most people naturally find a wide-awake dog in the early morning hours very frustrating. So what can ... read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2020-01-10
  • Say hello to some of our new residents looking for homes
    Come and meet some of our newest residents at our NAWT centres.CharlieCharlie is a lovely sweet boy at our HULA centre in Bedfordshire. Charlie would love a peaceful home where he can relax and grow his confidence. ... read more
    Source: NAWTPublished on 2020-01-09
  • What Vegetables Can Dogs Eat?
    The post What Vegetables Can Dogs Eat? by Melvin Peña appeared first on Dogster. Copying over entire articles infringes on copyright laws. You may not be aware of it, but all of these articles were assigned, contracted and paid for, so they aren't considered public domain. However, we appreciate that you like the article and would love it if you continued sharing just the first paragraph of an article, then linking out to the rest of the piece on Dogster.com. What vegetables can dogs eat? Can dogs eat tomatoes, celery, cucumbers, corn and other vegetables? This is a question — like “can dogs eat apples, grapes, strawberries and other fruits?” — that I’ve often asked myself while strolling through the local farmers’ market or the produce section of the grocery store. Here at Dogster, let’s answer the question, “What vegetables can dogs eat?” by looking at the dos and don’ts for a few common vegetables: 1. Can dogs eat tomatoes? Are tomatoes safe for dogs to eat? The answer is it’s complicated. Photography by Tatiana Katsai / Shutterstock. Are tomatoes safe for dogs to eat? Sort of — and be careful. Large quantities of tomato should not be fed to dogs; ... read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2020-01-09
  • Dog Obesity and Arthritis on the Rise
    The post Dog Obesity and Arthritis on the Rise by Jackie Brown appeared first on Dogster. Copying over entire articles infringes on copyright laws. You may not be aware of it, but all of these articles were assigned, contracted and paid for, so they aren't considered public domain. However, we appreciate that you like the article and would love it if you continued sharing just the first paragraph of an article, then linking out to the rest of the piece on Dogster.com. According to Banfield Pet Hospital’s 2019 State of Pet Health Report, dog obesity and arthritis is on the rise. One in three pets living in the United States are overweight. Osteoarthrosis is also surging, with a 66% increase in dogs over the last decade. “While limping is the most common sign that prompts pet owners to pay a visit to their veterinarian, there are more subtle signs of osteoarthritis that pet owners can mistakenly dismiss as normal ‘old age’ behavior,” says Banfield veterinarian Emi Saito, VMD, MSPH, MBA, Dipl. ACVP. “For example, dogs may sit in what’s often referred to as a side sit or ‘lazy sit’ — with the back leg loosely to the side, not tucked ... read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2020-01-08
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