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June 14, 2017 — Loving Pets of Cranbury, NJ is voluntarily recalling a limited number of dog treats because of the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria.

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Rawhide Dog Chew Recall – Multiple Brands

June 10, 2017 — United Pet Group, a division of Spectrum Brands, Inc., is voluntarily recalling multiple brands of rawhide dog chew products due to chemical contamination.
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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)

IAMS Dog Food Recall

Proctor & Gamble has voluntarily recalled one production lot of IAMS ProActive Health Smart Puppy dry dog food, due to detected aflatoxin levels that are above the accepted limit.(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)

Oxygen Masks to be Carried by Firefighters in Orange County, California

ANAHEIM – Every fire engine and truck operated by the Orange County Fire Authority will now carry oxygen masks for household pets – thanks to a donation from an Anaheim pet owner whose rescued dog was displaced in a wildfire. (Click for full article)

A Safe Holiday Season For Your Dogs

Christmas is a time when many families and friends get together to celebrate. Planning for the holidays should always include consideration for your pets. If you are going to be away for the holidays, start making plans now if you aren’t taking your dog(s) with you. (Click for full article)

Glendale, California’s Ordinance Banning Puppy Sales in Pet Stores

City Council of Glendale, CA unanimously voted to end the sale of puppies in pet stores with the following ordinance. Irvine, CA also voted to do the same. Download the Glendale ordinance and give it to your local Council members to get a similar ban in your community. (Click here for Ordinance)

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 more info)

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 more information)PawPrint2

A PawPassion Tip >

Before walking your dog, make sure that the rivets and stitching on your leash are in good shape. Always place your hand through the loop and wrap it around at least once.

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)pupmill

Hooray!! Pet shop owner ‘sees the light’ and stops selling from puppy mills.

In this economy, most business owners would never stop selling a product that was bringing in 50 percent or more of its income. However, that is precisely what Rene Karapedian did with his pet store, PetRush in Glendale, California.(Click for full article)

SURFIN’ SANTA PAWS HOWLIDAY GIVING DRIVE

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.
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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)walking_dog

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)Chihuahua Overload

Flying Chihuahuas: Dogs Change Coast in Big Exodus

LOS ANGELES – Chihuahuas have been flying out of California since other states learned about the glut of little dogs in the Golden State. A group of 25 dogs has already arrived at the Humane Society for Greater Nashua in New Hampshire, thanks to “Grey’s Anatomy” actress Katherine Heigl, Kinder4Rescue in Studio City and American Airlines. (Click for full article)socializing

More Thoughts on Spaying and Neutering

As most of our visitors are already aware of the need for spaying and neutering pets, it might sound like I am preaching to the choir. However, repetition of the benefits of fixing dogs can add to your arguments when you try to persuade someone to understand the realities of pet overpopulation. (Click for full article)Picking_a_Dog

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)HS

Know someone who has difficulty paying their 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)DogifyYard

Dogify Your Yard

Begin with your fences. Make sure that there is no way that your dog can escape by tunneling under or through a broken area of the fence. Make sure that your gates have locks and get into the habit of locking gates after every use. If you have a gardener, make sure that he understands the dangers of leaving a gate open for even a minute. (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)Basset Hound Ear's Blowing in the wind

When Taking Your Dog to a Dog Park

Dog parks can be a great place for having fun with your dog, socializing, and both of you getting some great exercise. However, there are some precautions you should take. First, ask your vet about getting a Bordatella vaccine. With a large number of dogs in one place, kennel cough can spread quickly. When you first enter the dog park (Click for full article)

 

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