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This Week in Review: Abuse on Set, Major Merger, Dog Food Recall, Korean Dog Meat Market to Close, Good News, & More

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From inspiring stories, breaking news, advice for dog moms and dads, and tips for training your furriest family members, a lot happens in a week! Here are the top dog stories from this past week, all curated in one easy-to-read article!

Good Samaritan Runs Into Burning Home to Rescue Stranger’s Dog

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Elaine Buote and her two Yorkshire terriers, Libby and Petunia, were inside their Dracut, Massachusetts home in the middle of the night on Friday, when flames quickly engulfed the home. Elaine grabbed Petunia and, when she couldn’t find Libby, had no choice but to run outside to escape the fire. Twenty-year old Michael Patenaude had just left a friend’s house nearby… Continue reading

How Enrichment Makes for a Better Doggy Daycare

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As a dog owner, it’s so worthwhile to educate yourself about the benefits of an enrichment-based doggy “day care.” When you enroll your dog in a true enrichment program, their whole behavioral health is improved. You’ll enjoy fewer behavioral troubles and, most importantly, a much better relationship with your dog.…Continue reading

Could Your Dog Be a Canine Blood Donor?

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With a short visit to your veterinarian every few months, your dog can be a hero. We’re all familiar with the need for human blood donors, many of us have given blood or do so regularly, knowing that our healthy blood could mean the difference between life and death for another person in need. But, many people don’t realize that dogs need blood donors, too.…Continue reading

Would You Trust Your Dog’s Health & Wellness to a Candy Bar Company?

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WHAT DO A CANDY COMPANY AND VETERINARY SERVICES HAVE IN COMMON? Turns out, they have more in common than you might think. Mars, Inc., which also owns Banfield Pet Hospital, is about to merge with VCA, Inc., and BluePearl Veterinary Partners, two other large veterinary chains.  VCA also runs a dog daycare franchise called Camp Bow Wow, and Antech Diagnostics, the industry’s biggest laboratory.  This merger turns a candy company into the dominant holder of corporate-owned pet hospitals, a major player in pet food, and, essentially, the name in diagnostic testing.…Continue reading

RECALL ALERT: Blue Ridge Beef Frozen Raw Food for Dogs

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Blue Ridge Beef is voluntarily recalling one (1) of its frozen products due to their potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria can affect animals eating the product. There is a risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surface exposed to these products.…Continue reading

Clear the Coffee Table! This Dog’s Got the Longest Tail in the World!

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You’ll want to hold onto your belongings when Keon the Irish Wolfhound starts wagging his tail! That’s because the gentle giant’s tail measures a whopping 30.2 inches (76.8 cm) long from tail bone to tip, not including hair, according to the Guinness World Records.…Continue reading

Terrified German Shepherd Forced to Perform in Scary ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ Movie Scene

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Footage of a scene shot in November of 2015 for the upcoming film, A Dog’s Purpose, has dog lovers outraged and concerned for the dog’s safety. In the video one of the film’s several animal actors, Hercules, a German Shepherd appears to be fearful, desperately resisting shooting a scene inside a pool of churning water and rapids. The video footage shows a dog handler appearing to force the animal into rushing water, despite the dog’s desperate attempts to remain on dry land.…Continue reading

Detroit Dog Found Brutally Disfigured, Reward Offered

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The Michigan Humane Society is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for brutally disfiguring a brown and tan Rottweiler found near Livernois and Warren on Detroit’s southwest side this week.…Continue reading

Ask the Trainer: Provide Mental Stimulation to Prevent Destructive Behaviors

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“I don’t get it, I love my dog, I leave him with his food, toys, and give him a lot of love before I leave for work, but he still destroys things when I leave him alone.  Help!” – Mary M.…Continue reading

Animal Activist Marc Ching Makes Deal with South Korean Dog Meat Market to Close Local Slaughterhouses

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The historic agreement calls for the owners and association that run Gupo Meat Market, which has been slaughtering animals for more than a century, to not only close their dog meat slaughterhouses, but all of them; including chicken, duck and rabbit slaughterhouses.…Continue reading

Massive Fine & Jail Time Possible for Crew of ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ Film

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Canada’s Chief Veterinary Office (CVO) is investigating circumstances around leaked video footage of alleged animal cruelty on the set of the A Dog’s Purpose movie shot in Winnipeg last December. Video of Hercules, a German Shepherd appearing to be forced against his will into rushing waters for a scene in the film was leaked this week after the animal rights advocate Animal Justice filed a cruelty complaint with the Winnipeg Humane Society, the provincial CVO and Winnipeg police “alleging violations of federal and provincial animal protection laws.”…Continue reading

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  1. David Kenmir

    Jan 21, 2017 at 9:46 am

    Dennis Quaide is in that movie “A Dogs Purpose”. Perhaps he should bow out of that movie and save his reputation while he can. We won’t be watching movies with Animal Cruelty in it or use to make it.

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