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This rescue made possible by the good people at www.HopeForPaws.org,
www.RescueFromTheHart.org, and www.TheForgottenDog.org”

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A Safe Holiday Season For Your Dogs

The seasonal holidays are a time when many families and friends get together to celebrate. Planning for the holidays should always include consideration for your pets. (Click for full article)

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Does Your Family’s Emergency Kit Include a Readiness Plan for Your Pets?

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Halloween Safety Tips for Dog Guardians

With Halloween approaching, you have to stop and think about the safety of your pets. There are many things to consider regarding the safety of your dog(s) concerning candy, decorations, dog costumes, and trick-or-treaters.
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Cesar Class Filet Mignon Recall

October 7, 2016 — Mars Petcare has announced it has initiated a voluntary recall of a limited number of Cesar Filet Mignon Flavor wet dog food due to a potential choking risk from small pieces of plastic which entered the food during the production process.
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Addiction Canned Dog Food Recall

August 31, 2016 — Addiction Foods of Seattle, WA, has announced it is voluntarily recalling limited quantities of its New Zealand Brushtail and Vegetable and New Zealand Venison and Apple canned dog foods.(Click for full article)

Chicken Cookie Treats for Dogs

Here is a modified recipe for chicken cookies for dogs. Like all new food that you want to try, talk with your veterinarian first before giving it to your dogs.(Click for full article) 20150626_201546

How Safe Are Dog Toys?

The Holiday shopping season has started and some dog toys are as dangerous as ever. We had our focus group (the pack) test some of them.
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New Study of Dog Food Ingredients

Dog Guardians should be aware of what is in their dog’s food be it from a can, a plastic wrapped covered chub of fresh or frozen food, or dry food from a package.
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Your Dog Might be Overheated

May 15, 2015 — May 27, 2015 — As summer approaches, warm to hot weather can take a toll on your pets.
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Foxtails: Get Rid of Them Now

If your yard has foxtails, get rid of them now. Foxtails are of utmost concern to dog guardians because they can pose a serious threat to your dog’s life. This is particularly true for long-haired dogs(Click for full article)

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Fantastic Resource Site for Dog Guardians

There’s an abundance of information and support available but it’s not always easy to find.
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Risks of Anesthesia Free Pet Dental Cleanings

“Anesthesia free” may seem to most like a less risky procedure for your dog or cat than a veterinary dental cleaning under anesthesia. Of course we all love our pets and are nervous about the idea of them going under anesthesia.
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Lilly, the Pit Bull HeroAn 8-year-old pit bull named Lilly saved the life of her owner, but was severely injured by an approaching train. Lilly had been rescued by a police officer years to be a companion for his mother. When her owner collapsed on the railroad tracks just before midnight, Lilly pulled her out of harm’s way, then stood between her and the train. (Click for full article.)

Kayaker Rescues Injured Dog


This really happened as depicted. The dog, Barney, was in a car driven by his owner. A drunk driver smashed into the car and the owner did not survive. Barney evidently left the scene of the accident and headed into the nearby water. He was saved because of the kindness of the kayaker. Although injured, Barney was taken to a vet and has recovered and is now living with his owner’s family.

Dog Rescued from Icy River With Follow-Up Treatment in Ambulance

This is another serious video that, again, has a happy ending for the pooch. This lab, Charlie, was pulled safely from the icy river and made a full recovery. He was returned to his guardian.

What are Those Byproducts on Some Dog Food Labels?

Being a good dog guardian includes being aware of what is in your dog’s commercial dog food. Dr. Shawn Messonnier D.V.M., has given us permission to print this excerpt from his book, 8 Weeks To A Healthy Dog.(Click for full article)

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A PawPassion Tip
Check your yard 2 or 3 times a day for mushrooms and toadstools and get rid of them quickly.

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First Aid Guide for Pets

Click on this link to download the Kurgo’s guide: http://www.kurgostore.com/pet-first-aid/

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Should You Use a Retractable Leash?

There are a number of reasons not to use retractable leashes. Dr. Karen Becker, DVM, discusses them in this article.(Click for full article)

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The Health Benefits of Having a Dog

According to the National Institute of Health, your pet can lower your blood pressure and cholesterol.
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The Dangers of Water Intoxication in Dogs

Responsible dog owners understand the importance of making sure their canine companion always has fresh, clean water to drink. But what a surprising number of pet owners don’t realize is that it’s actually possible for a dog to ingest too much water.
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A Non-toxic Way to Get Rid of Fleas on Your Dog

Cedar oil is a proven way to get rid of fleas on your dog. It comes in a 16 ounce or 32 ounce spray bottle. There are more products for different uses available(Click for full article)

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What Your Dog’s Nose Can Tell You

Does your dog have a wet, dry, warm, cold, or other descriptive term for her nose? Recently, Dr. Patrick Mahaney weighed in on the topic for Animal Wellness Magazine in the article: What Her Nose Can Tell You.(Click for full article)

Know Someone Who has Difficulty Paying for Pet Expenses?

Here is a comprehensive list, prepared by The Humane Society, of pet financial aid-related organizations. Some are listed nationwide, and some are listed alphabetically by state. If your animal requires emergency veterinary care and you cannot afford treatment, this listing will help you to contact groups, veterinary schools, and other resources that may help you. (Click for full article)

Separation Anxiety and Your Dog

Separation Anxiety? What You Can Do. Dogs are social creatures and can over-attach to a pet parent or canine housemate and become habituated to continual contact. When left alone these dogs may experience what is akin to a panic attack in humans. Psychologist Linda Michaels gives sound advice for working with your dog(s) to solve this situation.(Click for full article)

Cataracts in Dogs

Cataracts are a common problem in dogs and occur in the lens of your dog’s eye. In the normal canine eye, the lens aids in focusing the eye and should normally be clear without any opacities. Essentially, a cataract occurs when an opaque area forms within the lens of the eye, making it impossible for light to penetrate the affected area.
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What are Those Preservatives in Some Commercial Dog Food?

You should be aware of preservatives that are used in your dog’s commercial dog food. Knowing this can help you to become a better dog guardian. This is also from Dr. Messonnier’s book, 8 Weeks To A Healthy Dog(Click for full article)

Chicken Cookie Treats for Dogs

Here is a modified recipe for chicken cookies for dogs. Like all new food that you want to try, talk with your veterinarian first before giving it to your dogs.(Click for full article)

Microchip Reunites Dog With Family After 8 Years

Here is another reason why you should microchip your pets. John and Kristin Pruitt were reunited with their dog, Petunia, a mixed-breed pit bull who had been missing for eight years. (Click for full article)

FDA Warning about Chicken Jerky Treats from China

November 18, 2011 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is again cautioning consumers that chicken jerky products for dogs (also sold as chicken tenders, strips or treats) may be associated with illness in dogs. Not all of these jerky treats look like the ones in the photo on the left. (Click for full article)

Thundershirt® Could be the Answer to Your Dog’s Anxiety Issues

When a friend told me about Thundershirts® and that she wanted to get one for one of her small dogs because of excessive barking, I checked out the site and ordered one. I found it very easy to put on my dogs.(Click for full article)

Know Someone Who has Difficulty Paying for Pet Expenses?

Here is a comprehensive list, prepared by The Humane Society, of pet financial aid-related organizations. Some are listed nationwide, and some are listed alphabetically by state. If your animal requires emergency veterinary care and you cannot afford treatment, this listing will help you to contact groups, veterinary schools, and other resources that may help you. (Click for full article)

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Your Dog and Your Liability

Recently, my youngest dog finally got so annoyed with local skateboarders riding by on the sidewalk that she started lunging, snarling, and barking at them whenever she saw them. When she first joined my pack, she didn’t seem to mind them, but now she is so startled by them that she feels the need to protect herself and me when we walk.(Click for full article)

SURFIN’ SANTA PAWS HOWLIDAY GIVING

This is Surf dog Ricochet’s 3rd year as Surfin’ Santa Paws, and she’s changing things up! This year, she’s lending a helping paw to some very special kids with their howliday projects to help others.(Click for full article)

IN THE NEWS: Los Angeles’ Dogfighting Tip Line

In a ground-breaking effort against dogfighting, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has partnered with The HSUS to launch a 24-hour tip line dedicated to eradicating dogfighting. 1-877-NO2FITE(Click for full article)

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I Rescued a Human Today

Her eyes met mine as she walked down the corridor peering apprehensively into the kennels. I felt her need instantly and knew I had to help her. I wagged my tail, not too exuberantly, so she wouldn’t be afraid. As she stopped at my kennel (Click for full article)

Thinking About Starting Your Own Dog Rescue Group?

You’re thinking of starting a dog rescue and you aren’t quite sure where to begin. The pitfalls are many, but your heart is in the right place. Although many successful rescues are started as a personal quest and/or on a shoestring, you want to make sure that YOUR good intentions are not going to make you wind up as a hoarder (collector) causing even more problems for the rescued dogs. Here are things to consider before you begin.(Click for full article)