- Almost 200 Pups Rescued From Westminster Kennel Club “Best in Show” BreederMost stories and details of animal neglect, while shocking and totally unacceptable, fit a certain mold. We’ve all seen the images of dogs living in deplorable conditions. Rundown homes. Hoarder-like living conditions. People who appear to not truly care about dogs or anything for that matter. So sad, but not always surprising. But, this story truly shocked us. Ties to the Westminster Kennel Club A tipster called authorities in the quiet, rural town of Stockton, New Jersey to alert them of wrongdoing and possible animal neglect. The Monmouth County SPCA was shocked by what they found at the property owned by breeders whose dog had once won Best in Breed at the Westminster Kennel Club. Authorities found almost 200 dogs in a New Jersey home with the most unlikely owners. Authorities found 170 dogs living in disturbing circumstances. There were even 20 deceased dogs in a freezer. According to The New York Times, the 10-acre property is where Rocky Ridge Russells kennels are located. Marcia Knoster and Martin Strozenski, a couple and business partners, run the kennels. Strozenski told the Times, “It all just got out of hand. This wasn’t backyard breeding. Things just went sideways.” Despite that, ... read more
- Popular Dog Walking Service Named Prime Suspect When This Couple’s Pooch Went MissingJust a few weeks ago, Sophie and Max Troper of New York City hired a popular dog walking service for Benny, their Shih Tzu-York mix. But then, the unthinkable happened. Benny went missing. Poof. Without a trace. Fortunately, there was only one suspect. Only one person who had access to their apartment. But let this serve as a warning to all of us. Before you decide to leave your cherished pup with anyone, you may want to think twice.
View this post on Instagram BENNY WAS RECOVERED BY NYPD AT A WAG WALKERS HOME. THE SUSPECT WAS CHARGED WITH BURGLARY AND RELEASED PENDING NEXT COURT DATE. INVESTIGATION CONTINUES. WE CANNOT COMMENT PUBLICLY ON THE CASE. WHAT WE CAN SAY IS THAT SOME VERY INTERESTING THINGS ARE BEING LEARNED AND WE WILL SHARE AS SOON AS WE CAN. Please email email@example.com with any information!!!!! . A post shared by Benny (@bennytheshorkie) on Jun 13, 2019 at 6:42pm PDT Who Took Benny? Benny ... read more
- As Summer Temps Rise Knowing This One Fact Could Save A Pup’s LifeIn the summer months temperatures typically soar. Humans want to take their dogs with them wherever they go, so the pups can enjoy the warm weather, too. Unfortunately, some people forget the higher temps and leave their dogs trapped inside boiling hot cars. In some states, Good Samaritan laws allow you to legally rescue dogs from the heat and almost certain death. The California Rule A popular Twitter account alerted its followers to a law in California that makes rescuing dogs all the easier.
In California, it’s legal for concerned citizens to break into a hot car if the dog inside appears to be in danger. — UberFacts (@UberFacts) May 1, 2018 In fact, in 2017, the state passed a law making it legal for Californians to break into vehicles to rescue animals if they appear to be in danger. With California’s warm climate (especially in the desert) this law is important! However, precautions must be taken before busting open a window. Before taking action, the person must first call the authorities. But, not every state has the same protections for its Good Samaritans. The Fine Print Yes, in some places rescuing a dog from ... read more
- PLEASE WATCH: Abused Pit Bull Finds Forever Home With an American HeroPLEASE READ: We try hard to bring you great content – from the writing to the images and videos. But we don’t care if you read this story. We hope you do, but if nothing else, do yourself a favor and watch the video at the end. This is such a touching story. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll be thankful you did. This is Franky’s story. Sometimes we find our dogs when they need us most. And sometimes, our dogs find us when we need them the most. In this case, both pup and human were in need of love. And then they came together. Get your tissues ready. This story is one of compassion, hope, and companionship. Trigger warning: Franky survived extreme abuse. Meet Franky In April, Montgomery [Tennessee] County Animal Control received a call to pick up a dog. A staggering site greeted them. They found a Pit Bull with half his scalp missing and ear flaps ripped off. Maggots infested his open wounds. There were bite marks surrounding his head, neck, and legs. All of these injuries made authorities suspect this poor pup was used as a bait dog in a dogfighting ring. The Montgomery County ... read more
- Super Easy Frozen Watermelon Dog TreatsI love making dog treats, and in the summer making frozen treats is a simple way to help keep your dog cool. And these frozen watermelon dog treats are one of my favorites. If you’ve got some seedless watermelon, a blender and some ice cube trays you’re good to go. Super Easy Frozen Watermelon Dog Treats The reason I love this frozen treat isn’t just because they’re so easy (although that definitely helps), it’s because they’re softer than ice cubes. Laika’s never been a fan of regular ice cube type treats, but she goes nuts over these. These treats turn out like popsicles, rather than being completely frozen and brittle. They definitely have some crunch, but they’re not quite as hard to bite into as ice cubes. And when it comes using human foods as dog treats watermelon is one of my favorites. It contains lots of vitamins and fiber, and since it’s comprised of 92% water it’s low in calories. Just remember, as with any treats moderation is key. Although watermelon is low in calories they do add up, and introducing your dog to any new food can cause stomach issues. Ingredients One quarter of a seedless watermelon ... read more
- Cuteness Roundup: These Dogs Absolutely Love Their Stuffed ToysWhat is more adorable than a dog cuddling? We found the answer: a dog cuddling and playing with a stuffed animal. Recently, we went on a journey through videos and pictures of dogs playing with their best plush pals. These are some of our favorites. Why Stuffed Animals? According to Wag, some breeds (like Labs and Golden Retrievers) might be genetically predisposed to nurturing their toys. “[Some dogs] fall into that group as their predecessors were used for hunting and carrying ducks – which would explain their gentle grasps and commitment to always having a plushie in their mouth,” said Wag. This pic, while a little sad, also makes us smile.
View this post on Instagram I do not mind the cone of shame, when it’s shared with a friend. #coneofshame #dug #ijustmetyouandiloveyou #goldenretriever #cute A post shared by Zep (@zeplovesducks) on Jan 21, 2018 at 5:05am PST And, here is another video to make you laugh. Someone doesn’t like ... read more
- What is Old Dog Vestibular Syndrome?The post What is Old Dog Vestibular Syndrome? by Dr. Ernie Ward appeared first on Dogster. Copying over entire articles infringes on copyright laws. You may not be aware of it, but all of these articles were assigned, contracted and paid for, so they aren't considered public domain. However, we appreciate that you like the article and would love it if you continued sharing just the first paragraph of an article, then linking out to the rest of the piece on Dogster.com. Sometimes veterinarians don’t get the appreciation they deserve — this incident of old dog vestibular syndrome was one of those times. The tale of Titus and old dog vestibular syndrome Does old dog vestibular syndrome restrict itself to older dogs only? Photography ©Chalabala | iStock / Getty Images Plus. “What do you mean ‘he’s all twisted up’?” “Doc, he’s twisted to one side like a roly-poly. Poor boy can’t even get a drink of water for all that stumbling and staggering about.” I was on my first phone call of the day with a senior man with an equally senior terrier named Titus. “He’s ... read more
- Help Bingo live his best life!Bingo is a ten-month-old Saluki cross that came into our care back in March. He's an affectionate boy with a larger than life character. He loves to jump around, be out and about exploring and going on an adventures.Unfortunately afterhaving his routinely vet check at our Somerset centre, a birth deformity in his femur and hip socket was found.In December last year he had to undergo an operation and it has been reccomended by our vet that Bingo needs hydrotherapy and physiotherapy, to help strengthen and build up his muscle. ... read more
- New California Pet Store Law in EffectThe post New California Pet Store Law in Effect by Jackie Brown appeared first on Dogster. Copying over entire articles infringes on copyright laws. You may not be aware of it, but all of these articles were assigned, contracted and paid for, so they aren't considered public domain. However, we appreciate that you like the article and would love it if you continued sharing just the first paragraph of an article, then linking out to the rest of the piece on Dogster.com. California became the first state in the nation to ban the sale of puppies, dogs, cats, kittens and rabbits in pet stores when AB 485 went into effect on January 1. However, if pets come from shelters or rescue groups they may be offered for sale in pet stores. The Pet Rescue and Adoption Act also stipulates that pet stores “maintain records sufficient to document the source of each dog, cat or rabbit the pet store sells or provides space for, for at least one year, and to post, in a conspicuous location on the cage or enclosure of each animal, a sign listing the name of the entity from which each dog, cat or rabbit was obtained.” ... read more
- Addison’s Disease in Dogs — Why It’s So Hard to IdentifyThe post Addison’s Disease in Dogs — Why It’s So Hard to Identify by Jennifer Lesser appeared first on Dogster. Copying over entire articles infringes on copyright laws. You may not be aware of it, but all of these articles were assigned, contracted and paid for, so they aren't considered public domain. However, we appreciate that you like the article and would love it if you continued sharing just the first paragraph of an article, then linking out to the rest of the piece on Dogster.com. While it’s relatively rare, Addison’s Disease in dogs is a condition with symptoms that are common in many different ailments, so it’s often difficult to detect … and sometimes diagnosis is only made through a process of elimination for other diseases. “There’s not one single set of symptoms that defines Addison’s disease, and when it’s taught in veterinary school, it’s often called the ‘Great Masquerader’ because it can look like almost any other disease,” explains Dr. Gary Richter, veterinarian and author of The Ultimate Pet Health Guide. What is Addison’s Disease in dogs? Holding hands with a sick or injured dog. Photography ©sanjagrujic | Getty Images. The common name for ... read more
- Why Do Dogs Yawn? It’s More Complicated Than You ThinkThe post Why Do Dogs Yawn? It’s More Complicated Than You Think by Stephanie Osmanski appeared first on Dogster. Copying over entire articles infringes on copyright laws. You may not be aware of it, but all of these articles were assigned, contracted and paid for, so they aren't considered public domain. However, we appreciate that you like the article and would love it if you continued sharing just the first paragraph of an article, then linking out to the rest of the piece on Dogster.com. Yawning has perplexed scientists and researchers for decades. But humans aren’t the only species subject to yawning. Dogs (and rats and parakeets) have also been known to unwillingly open their mouths, inhaling in a gesture of exhaustion. But why do dogs yawn and what does yawning really mean in dogs? Is it truly about tiredness, sending oxygen to the brain … or is it something more complex? “Dogs, just like people, will yawn when they are tired,” explains Sara Ochoa, DVM, of DogLab. But is that really all there is to the phenomenon of dog yawning? Why do dogs yawn when they’re tired? Why do dogs yawn when they’re tired? ... read more
- Dog Coughing After Eating? Here’s What’s Going OnThe post Dog Coughing After Eating? Here’s What’s Going On by Martha M. Everett appeared first on Dogster. Copying over entire articles infringes on copyright laws. You may not be aware of it, but all of these articles were assigned, contracted and paid for, so they aren't considered public domain. However, we appreciate that you like the article and would love it if you continued sharing just the first paragraph of an article, then linking out to the rest of the piece on Dogster.com. Most dogs eat so fast they easily would be top dog in the July Fourth Coney Island hot dog eating competition. That’s enough to make anyone cough. But coughing sometimes happens even when dogs eat slowly. So is your dog coughing after eating? There can be several reasons — some benign, some worrisome. A dog coughing after eating could be eating too fast Dog eating. Photography ©cynoclub | Getty Images A dog coughing after eating or drinking is common. Not surprisingly, the cause usually is eating or drinking too quickly. “Some dogs will drink or eat large amounts at once and then regurgitate,” says Laurie Bergman, VMD, a veterinarian with ... read more
- Missing Dogs Alert: Loki & PippinOn Wednesday 17th April 2019, Loki and Pippin were outside in their garden in Kineton, Warwick with another family Dachshund and members of the family when Weimaraner, Loki heard something and managed to sneak through the family’s hedge into next door’s garden followed by the other two dogs. In the time it took the family to get to the neighbours, literally two minutes later, they had completely disappeared. It’s very hard to understand how they managed to get out of the neighbours garden without being seen as there were a number of builders there at the time and if they did somehow manage to get through a 5-bar gate, it’s on a very busy road. If they wandered out onto Southam Road, then someone must have seen them but no one has come forward. As soon at the family realised they were missing, they immediately started their search. Loki especially wouldn’t have wandered, would have immediately returned when called and absolutely wouldn’t have gone off with someone else. Therewere no reported road accidents involving a dog in the following hours and days and a massive poster and social media appeal led to not one sighting, not one person came ... read more
- 5 Reasons Why You Should Get Your Child a DogGetting your child a dog is one of the best gifts you could give. You’ll quickly notice that both you and your child will grow throughout the experience. However, so many people still ask themselves if they should go through with taking on this task. It is a big choice, but one that will be well worth it. Here are 5 reasons why you should get your child a dog. See more >> The post 5 Reasons Why You Should Get Your Child a Dog appeared first on The Contemporary Pet. ... read more
- 5 Tips for Beginner Horse RidersMany people dream of owning their own horse, and taking it out into nature for a long ride whenever they please. Alas, for many, that remains a pipe dream, but that doesn’t mean that you have to abandon your horse-related dreams altogether. Absolutely not! While you may never have that country house with your own stables, it’s more than possible that you can learn how to ride a horse at an existing stables. In the process, you’ll learn how to ride horses, look after them, and make the overall culture part of your life. Below, we take a look at a few recommended tips that’ll help you to get the most out of your new venture! And you never know, while learning you might just save up enough money to buy your own…. Find the Right Learning School Depending on where you live, you may have a few options when it comes to which learning school you’ll attend for learning how to ride horses. While the general principles will be similar for all of them, it’s important that you’re taking your time to find the one that’s right for you. Pay a visit to all that you’re considering, ... read more