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Protect Your Pets During Heat Waves

We are once again experiencing another crazy heat wave in southern California – that makes this a good time to review these safety tips & heat relief ideas to keep your pet cool, offered by spcaLA. Rule #1: DO NOT leave pets (or children!) unattended in cars. Not only is it illegal, it can also […]

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Elements of Complete Dog Grooming

When you have taken on the responsibility of caring for a pet it is important that you are aware of the grooming needs that they have. While there are some dogs that actually need very little in this area, there are other breeds that have coats that must be tended to on a regular basis. […]

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Preventing Dog Bites

In response to a report that California leads the nation in dog bite insurance claims, spcaLA offers the following practical and important tips for dog bite prevention. How should I meet an owned dog? What clues will an owned dog give me to tell me whether it’s okay to pet him? The dog is okay […]

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Dog On A 10-Foot Chain

A beautiful, moving, and powerful song written by singer-songwriter Donna Hughes that was inspired by dogs on chains. Let’s change the world with a song! Hoping to change many hearts on this issue! You Might Also Like: Did you enjoy this post? Please click on the buttons below to share with your friends!

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Protect Your Pet During July 4 Celebrations

Most of us are already looking forward to the American traditions on the Fourth of July, such as parties, barbecues, and fireworks. However, dogs and other pets can sometimes be startled by all the unusual commotion and loud noises. Every Independence Day shelters fill with lost and injured pets. The Society for the Prevention of […]

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Dogs Get Sunburns Too

While we may be in the habit of putting sunscreen on ourselves before going outside for long periods of time in the summer, we sometimes forget that our dogs can also get burned by the sun. The American Kennel Club offers some good tips to protect your dog when you are out having fun together: […]

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Dogs Starring in TV Shows

Here’s a fun article that reviews popular TV shows that featured dogs in major roles. Some of them, like Lassie and The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin are pretty obvious. But do you remember these other shows – and can you name the dogs that starred in them? Leave your answers in the comments – […]

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Want to be on TV With Your Dog?

Early this week I’ve was contacted by a casting director from a major production company, with the following requirement for one of their shows: We are looking for a teen and a parent who have a dog that does some kind of trick or agility/obedience training. Whether they ride a skateboard or are agility enthusiasts, […]

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Mickey Rooney Judged By How He Rescued a Dog

As popular as he was, when Hollywood actor Mickey Rooney died on Sunday at the age of 93, even more stories about this extraordinary man started to appear in the media. Here is a special one for dog-lovers, as reported by Mother Jones: Rooney was a personal friend of actor/US President Ronald Reagan. Below is […]

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From Unloved to Unconditional Love

This video is officially titled “Unloved” – but I think a better title would be “From Unloved to Unconditional Love” A more cynical title might be “Unloved by Humans – Unconditional Love from Dogs” Watch this moving, 1-minute video and share your reaction in the comments below.     You Might Also Like: Did you […]

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March Madness, NCAA Basketball, and Animal Mascots

Well, we are now well into March, so that can mean only one thing – time for March Madness! Yes, time for the annual ritual of the NCAA Basketball Tournament. Time for Basketball. Brackets. Beer. Cheerleaders. Mascots. Yes, for us animal lovers, the mascots of the competing NCAA basketball teams is a significant part of the […]

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Can You Go Rollerblading With Your Dog?

It is a well-known fact that both humans and dogs need exercise to keep the body healthy. It is quite amazing, though, that dog owners do not  always see that they can be joined together. You can combine dog exercise with your own so that you do not have to go to the gym every […]

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Dogs Loving The Water – Fun Video

Here is a short, fun video of some different dogs really enjoying themselves in water – sometimes in somewhat “interesting” circumstances! While we strongly encourage you to go out and have fun with your dogs in or on the water, be sure to review our 10 Dog Safety Tips When Playing in the Water or […]

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Top Dog Breeds in Los Angeles for 2013

The American Kennel Club has compiled its annual list of most popular dog breeds in major US cities, based on registration data and postal zip codes. Here is the Los Angeles data for 2013, shown side by side with that for 2012. Note that this year they only posted the top 5 breeds in the […]

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Most Popular Dog Breeds in the U.S. 2013

  The American Kennel Club has published its annual list of most popular dog breeds in the U.S., based on registration data and postal zip codes. Here is the data for 2013, shown side by side with that for 2012. Yes – The rankings of the top 10 dog breeds remained exactly the same from […]

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