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Recently Asked Questions

My dog keeps licking our new kitten.

Really not sure what category this should be under, but I recently was given a kitten. He's about 12 weeks old, and my dog (who is a rescue and whom I've had for about 2 years) WILL NOT STOP LICKING HIM! He is constantly following the kitten around the house sniffing, licking, and just whining over him. I've never experienced this before and wondered if anyone could tell me if this is normal or not....
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Prudence

I saw the article about Prudense. Could you tell me what I would have to do to try to adopt her?? 
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Setting Up Cannibis Therapy Company

'Morning! I am heading to Colorado to research starting a Cannabis based canine therapy company-since quite a few dogs have issues with appetite/nausea and general pain this might be a worthwhile pursuit. I have been involved with a few Osteosarcoma dogs, and this would have been a god send. Also researching a milder dose 'calming chew' for shelter and pound dogs to reduce stress. For some reason this is raising some rather venomous controversy (I...
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My Chis are Fat!

Hi Everyone,  Here's my dilemma: I have two Chis who are considered to be overweight. Currently, they each weigh around 12 lbs and that is significant for their size. Today, we noticed that Imani had blood in her urine.  Took her to the vet and found out she had a UTI because she is FAT! A lot of the fat is sitting around her buttock area crushing her bladder.  The vet keeps telling me to...
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Animal protection in China

I was interested (and saddened) to read an article recently on Facebook that reported animal rights volunteers rescuing 900 dogs in China from the meat trade. The article was from a year ago (March 2013) and had been shared by a member from the 'dog heirs' website.  I wondered about how to go about supporting this sort of animal rights work. I wanted to ask if anyone knows of an organization that is recognised and...
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Popular Questions

Bed dog or bed hog: the realities of sleeping with dogs

These photos say it all!!! Do you allow your dog(s) to sleep with you in bed? If so, what do you put up with? Myself, I have been fortunate enough to experience the ninja paw, nose spray in the face, the silent deadly (and sometimes not-so-silent deadly) and suffocation by fur to name a few...! If you have a photo of your bed dog or bed hog, upload it here and tag the photo "bed...
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Heiry Question: Trusted pet sitter takes dog to shelter, dog gets euthanized

Imagine having to leave your dog in the care of someone you trust while you are away for an extended period of time. Then returning home to discover that your dog is dead because the caregiver took your dog to a shelter, where eventually euthanized your dog. What would you do if your dog was euthanized while under the care of someone you trusted? That's what U.S. Navy petty officer Emily Valenzuela said happened when she left...
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Heiry Question: Man tattoos his dog; is it an act of animal cruelty?

A man in North Carolina who tattooed his dog has caught the attention of animal lovers after he posted a photo of the dog on Facebook. Tattoo artist and Army veteran Ernesto Rodriguez tattooed his 5-month-old Pit Bull, Duchess, on the underbelly at his basement parlor in Pinnacle, NC. Animal lovers who saw the photo have criticized his actions. In response he told WXII12 News that Duchess was not just "plopped on the bed" and...
Poll Do you think tattooing a dog is an act of animal cruelty? Vote now!
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Heiry Question: Woman who died of cancer had guide dog euthanized and buried with her

An Indiana woman who died after a long battle with cancer on March 8 requested that her dog accompany her to the grave. Sheila Stadler, 68, made the unusual decision to have her healthy 5-year-old guide dog, Toffee, euthanized and buried with her. According to WTHI News 10, the decision has proven controversial, although it is legal. The original news piece on the broadcaster's site has since been removed, but other news sites referencing the...
Poll Would you carry out a relative's dying wish to euthanize their healthy dog? Vote now!
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Heiry Question: Dog theft vs dog rescue

Adriana Perez's Alaskan Husky named Aspen was recently stolen from his pen in Benton Harbor, Michigan. The thieves who took Aspen left a note explaining why he was taken. Adriana told news media that the letter is a 'slap in the face' and her family miss him and want him back. The note accused the family of neglect and said the dog was taken for his own good and stated that dogs need to be around other dogs or...
Poll Do you believe the thieves were justified in taking Aspen from his family? Vote now!
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