By Jessica Remitz |

Though we all like to keep our pups in tow whenever we can find a dog-friendly outdoor space to romp and play, but as the weather heats up, it may be best to leave certain breeds at home. We asked Dr. Louise Murray, vice president of the ASPCA Animal Hospital, to share the top breeds that are at risk for overheating in warm weather in addition to some tips for ke...  read more »
Researchers observed the Beagles who had to perform a task in order to get a treat were more eager to eat it than those who did nothing for the treat. (Photo credit: Shutterstock)
Thinking of giving your Havanese a handout, or your French Bulldog a freebee? Well, according to the results of a recent study, you might want to reconsider.
A team of researchers out of the University of Agricultural ...  read more »
Vaccinations need to be undertaken always by the pet owners and the dogs need to be vaccinated at the appropriate time. This helps to improve the resistance of the animal against some specific diseases causing frequently problems in dogs. The dogs that are orphaned due to the death of the mother have lesser protection in their immune system.Such animals are to be particularly protected against var...  read more »

Why is it important for my puppy to get vaccinated? What vaccinations does he need?
answered by Kathy Gervais
Vaccines stimulate the body to form antibodies to fight certain viral diseases that can cause serious and potentially life threatening diseases. There is great debate which vaccines are essential and how often should they be given. Core, or essential, vaccines for p...  read more »
Is Your Vet Still Over vaccinating Your Dog?
Is your dog being over vaccinated and your vet is not following the new guidelines? How many of you are still getting annual for your dog? Has your vet told you that there is a  protocol for vaccinating your dog? I say loosely because the guidelines have been around for over 5 years now! That is beside the point, let’s just go with the new guidelin...  read more »
By Don Hill of Georgia

I was in Augusta, Georgia where I had been for several weeks cleaning out my mother’s home following her recent death as a result of numerous health issues and complications. On this Sunday, my final day there, as I was just about an hour from leaving to return to the foothills of the northeast Georgia mountains and my five rescue dogs almost four hours away, I walke...  read more »
The pup was clearly skittish and fearful of people. She did not trust them. She was, however, excellent with other dogs and had a very submissive nature. The owner had explained that the dog had just been rescued and had only been on the ranch for a few months.This ranch was perfect for this dog, but what concerned me was that the Golden Retriever pup would once in a while bark at and circle ar...  read more »
When our dog Oogy was about ten weeks old and weighed 20 pounds he was tied to a stake and used as bait for a Pit Bull. The left side of his face including most of his ear was torn off. He was bitten so hard a piece of his lower jaw was crushed. Afterward, he was thrown into a cage and left to bleed to death. He was found by police when they raided the facility and taken to an emergency service...  read more »
Ben Forman will never forget the story of how his dog Miracle came to Homeward Bound, an animal welfare group in London, Ky.
In the fall of 2011, a woman was driving down a rural road and saw 2 men had pulled their truck to the side of the road. They had guns, which they were using to beat on something in the dirt behind the truck. Terrified, the woman held back and waited until the men cleare...  read more »
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