Take a Bite out of Canine Cancer!

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Even if you can’t donate, please share – on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter – and get the word out there to help dogs beat cancer!
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Hospital Throws Birthday Party for Therapy Dogs

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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.
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Fundraiser Started for Puppy Needing Heart Surgery

5.29.14 - 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.
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The Skinniest Boxer Alive Is Saved from Starvation

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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.
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Rescue Dog with Birth Defect Inspires Children

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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.
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Pointer Comes to the Rescue of Baby Kangaroo

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“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.
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Suffering Dog Desperately Needs Surgery

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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.
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Family Unhappy with Service Dog’s Training

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

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“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.
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Petco Announces it Will no Longer Stock Treats from China

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“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.
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Eating Grass: Normal or Abnormal?

Dr. Nancy Kay, DVM

Dr. Nancy Kay, DVM, has written an informative article on a common concern of many pet owners-Is eating grass normal or not?
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Dogs are Being Trained to Sniff out Prostate Cancer

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

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“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.
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Update on Lad, Collie Shot in the Face

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If Lad can beat osteomyelitis, he will move on to reconstructive surgery. His care is costly, and The Arrow Fund greatly appreciates any help they can get.
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“Raw Diet” Dog and Cat Food Recalled Due to Bacteria

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There has been a “limited number” of reports coming into Bravo with dogs experiencing nausea and diarrhea after eating the food. There have been no cases of human illness as of yet.
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Agoraphobic Dog Takes First Walk Outside

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“Before we knew it we were in the local park and he was loving it. Jack is how he should be – full of life and wanting to go out for lots of walks.”
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Bloodmobile for Dogs at University of Pennsylvania Vet School

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“You don’t really think about it until you actually need it,” said Kym Marryott, the manager of Penn’s Animal Blood Bank. “Just like in people, dogs need blood too.”
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Dog Kisses: Not as Gross as You Think

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“I don’t think it’s a great idea to French kiss a dog, but having a normal lick on the face is no more dangerous than a kiss from your spouse,” Dr. Simmons concluded.
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Owner Blames Puppy’s Death on Clinic for Turning Them Away

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“They didn’t even care to look at her,” Nava said. “They didn’t even touch her. They didn’t even honestly look at her across the counter.”
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Vet Shares Story of His Own Dog Being Put to Sleep

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Veterinarians are faced daily with the difficult choice of euthanasia. It’s our role to guide owners to a decision that’s in the best interest of their pets while helping them come to terms with the passing of their beloved family member.
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