News for Dog Lovers

Some of the latest news reports about dogs.

Massachusetts Humane Society and Animal Shelters

October 23, 2010

Find your local Humane Society or private animal shelter in Massachusetts. This page is devoted to helping you find your local Massachusetts Humane Society shelter. Most of these websites give you pictures and descriptions of their dogs and cats, so you can see if they have the dog or cat you’re looking for. However, most [...]

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Why Are Older Dogs Cheaper than Puppies?

October 8, 2010

I recently saw an ad for an adult Cavalier King Charles Spaniel that was being sold for $250, when the only Cavalier puppies available in the area that week were being sold for $800 to $1200. Can you imagine a farmer selling a full-grown cow for a third of the price he charges for 2-week [...]

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The Dog You Never Forget

October 8, 2010

Does everyone have that one dog in their life that all other dogs are measured against? Mine was Simka, a big, hairy mutt whose mother was part German Shepherd. His father was unknown. My roomate and I both picked out a pup from the litter of 12, and Simka and Mica coudn’t have been more [...]

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Cancer and the Older Dog

October 8, 2010

The following article brings up a subject that many dog lovers would like to avoid – our beloved older dog’s risk of contracting cancer. Cancer effects dogs as well as people From The Nevada Appeal, August 2, 2006 Tine Leutheuser isn’t your typical cancer survivor. When her right leg was bothering her a few months [...]

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Serious Dog Urine Cleaning Products from a Surprising Source

October 8, 2010

Nobody enjoys thinking about dog urine stains and odor, but it happens. Even older dogs have accidents. (And let’s also admit that dogs sometimes do it on purpose in order to mark their territory – no accident involved). I’m thinking about this unpleasant subject at the moment because I just moved, and a very distinctive [...]

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Pet Food Recalls are On the Rise

October 8, 2010

If you’re concerned about the increasing number of pet food recalls, you’re not alone. Some veterinarians have been having so much trouble keeping up with the recalls of pet food and medications that the VIN News Service created an online recall center. You can find the page that’s accessible to the public here. If you [...]

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These Common Household Products Can Poison Your Dog

October 8, 2010

Several months ago I adopted Hank, a five-year old mutt, from the local Humane Society. I had every hope that he would be a companion and playmate for my Australian Shepherd. Unfortunately, things didn’t turn out the way I expected. All in all, it was a very bad day for me, for the local veterinarian, [...]

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Canine Parvovirus – A Serious Cantagious Disease in Dogs

October 8, 2010

There’s a sign on the local vet’s front door asking owners to keep all dogs with Parvo symptoms out in the car – the vet will come out and check the dog in the parking lot, instead of allowing it to enter the premises and spread the highly contagious germs around the waiting area. Fortunately, [...]

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