Health

What you need to know to keep your best friend in top form.

Hospital Throws Birthday Party for Therapy Dogs

When kids at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta may be feeling scared or sad, there is one thing that always seems to help – a therapy dog. Read more

Fundraiser Started for Puppy Needing Heart Surgery

The cost of the surgery is quite high. There needs to be $4,500 raised for the actual surgery, and about $1,000 for travel costs and follow-up care. Read more

The Skinniest Boxer Alive Is Saved from Starvation

When NorCal Boxer Rescue met Maria, they did not have a foster home for her, but they felt they had to do something to help her. Thanks to that decision Maria is a happy and healthy Boxer today. Read more

Rescue Dog with Birth Defect Inspires Children

Dogs born with a cleft lip and palate rarely survive. Stitch got a second chance in life thanks to a rescue group. He is now inspiring others suffering from similar health issues. Read more

Pointer Comes to the Rescue of Baby Kangaroo

“Later, I was working out (in) the front yard and he started pointing. I was worried he’d found a snake and called him back, but when returned he dropped the joey at my feet,” said Leonie. “He obviously sensed the baby roo was still alive in the pouch and somehow had gently grabbed it by the neck, gently retrieved it and brought it to me. Read more

Suffering Dog Desperately Needs Surgery

Friends and family members say Jena’s personality has changed because of her ear issues, but with this surgery, she will be able to play like a puppy again. Read more

Family Unhappy with Service Dog’s Training

“We were told she would be able to pick up peanut residue on your fingers,” Judy said. “They made me believe it was my fault.” Read more

UPDATE: PetSmart Also to Stop Selling Chinese-Made Pet Treats

“This is something we’ve been working toward for some time, and feel it’s the right thing to do for pets and our customers,” said a PetSmart spokeswoman. Read more

Petco Announces it Will no Longer Stock Treats from China

“We know some pet parents are wary of dog and cat treats made in China, especially chicken jerky products, and we’ve heard their concerns,” said Petco CEO Jim Myers, in a press release. Read more

Eating Grass: Normal or Abnormal?

Dr. Nancy Kay, DVM, has written an informative article on a common concern of many pet owners-Is eating grass normal or not? Read more

Dogs are Being Trained to Sniff out Prostate Cancer

The testing being done to see if dogs can in fact sniff out cancer in a similar way to the various other organic compounds they have been trained to pick up. So far, the testing has about a 98% accuracy as to dogs being able to detect prostate cancer. Read more

Despite Horrific Trauma, Toby Remains “The Sweetest Dog Ever”

“He’s the sweetest dog ever. He’s a very happy fella. He came in burned badly and in pain, but he still likes to be petted,” said Williams. Read more

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