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Trainer Q&A: Should your dog wear a muzzle?

Trainer Q&A: Should your dog wear a muzzle? | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
Grisha Stewart, owner and trainer at Ahimsa Dog Training in Seattle, answers this week's questions.
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Loyal pooch sleeps on his master's grave for six years straight

Loyal pooch sleeps on his master's grave for six years straight | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
This German shepherd wins our Most Loyal Dog of the Decade (and maybe ever) award. When Miguel Guzmán died in 2006, his pooch Capitán disappeared while the family attended the funeral.
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Pet jerky treat death toll: 360 dogs, 1 cat, FDA says

Pet jerky treat death toll: 360 dogs, 1 cat, FDA says | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
At least 360 dogs and one cat reportedly have died in the U.S. after eating chicken jerky pet treats made in China, even as claims of illnesses tied to the products have topped 2,200, federal veterinary health officials said.
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Breeder’s Choice recalls AvoDerm dog food for possible salmonella risk - L.A. Biz

Breeder’s Choice recalls AvoDerm dog food for possible salmonella risk - L.A. Biz | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
Breeder’s Choice Pet Food is recalling a single manufacturing batch of its AvoDerm...
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Couple gives up their dream wedding to save their dog's life » DogHeirs | Where Dogs Are Family « Keywords: Halifax Humane Society, pit bull mix, liver shunt, wedding

Couple gives up their dream wedding to save their dog's life » DogHeirs | Where Dogs Are Family « Keywords: Halifax Humane Society, pit bull mix, liver shunt, wedding | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
A young couple gave up their dream wedding to save their dog's life. Melanie Cannon and Eddie Hanna adopted Koda in April from the Halifax Humane Society in Volusia County, Florida.
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Helping paws: Rabbits make great therapy pets

Helping paws: Rabbits make great therapy pets | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
Beyond psychotherapy, there is a form of psychological therapy that has positively and profoundly affected people. It is referred to as pet therapy.
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Andrew A. Nelles - Chicago Freelance Photojournalist: Afghanistan Part II

Andrew A. Nelles - Chicago Freelance Photojournalist: Afghanistan Part II | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it

The 82nd Airborne Division's 4th Brigade Combat Team has employed a unique tactic against the increasing improvised explosive device threat in Afghanistan, Tactical Explosive Detection Dogs. The TEDD teams are sent into the field to accompany foot patrols where they are effective in detecting potential IED threats. Unlike traditional Military Working Dog teams, which the Army has used in the past, TEDD teams are unique in that their handlers are regular infantrymen from the brigade who have been given specialized training in working with the dogs. The brigade has trained and deployed 18 TEDD dogs and handlers during their current deployment in Afghanistan.

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Sacto 9-1-1: Police seek information about dog found stranded near Lake Natoma - sacbee.com

Sacto 9-1-1: Police seek information about dog found stranded near Lake Natoma - sacbee.com | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
Folsom police are seeking information regarding a dog (pictured) that was rescued Sunday night after it was found stranded on a ledge at the bottom of cliffs at Lake Natoma....
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A History of Black Cats – the good. the bad. the thoughtfully creative.

A History of Black Cats – the good. the bad. the thoughtfully creative. | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it

black cat tales – from anecdotes to legends. Black cats are famous, you know!


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Puppy with Prosthetic Leg Gets Help from Groupon Deal

Puppy with Prosthetic Leg Gets Help from Groupon Deal | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
Pirelli was born without one of his paws and needs upwards of $25,000 to continue treatment...

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Queen's dogs 'launch attack' on Princess Beatrice's terrier - CompareNow News

Queen's dogs 'launch attack' on Princess Beatrice's terrier - CompareNow News | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
They might have played a starring role in the recent Olympic Games opening ceremony, but it appears that the Queen's corgis are not quite as well behaved as it seems.
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19 Reasons Cats Are Better Than Dogs

19 Reasons Cats Are Better Than Dogs | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
Most people think that this is still an open question, but these indisputable scientific facts clearly show that cats have the edge.
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Adorable otter stacks cups like a champ

Adorable otter stacks cups like a champ | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
Animal tricks are all well and good, but if you're going to teach your pet to do something cute, it might as well be useful, too.
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The World's Tallest Dog Is Tall as Hell

The World's Tallest Dog Is Tall as Hell | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
Meet Zeus, the world's tallest dog, as certified by the Guinness Book of World Records. How tall is Zeus? Zeus measures "44 in (111.8 cm) from foot to withers" (the withers is "the ridge between the shoulder blades of a four-legged mammal").
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For some owners, cat walks may not be a stretch - Chicago Daily Herald

For some owners, cat walks may not be a stretch - Chicago Daily Herald | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
Reno Gazette-Journal (blog)For some owners, cat walks may not be a stretchChicago Daily HeraldTraining a cat involves patience, repetition and food or treats while getting it used to wearing a snug harness, being leashed and walking.
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Dog Heroes of September 11th - A tribute to America's Search and Rescue Dog

Dog Heroes of September 11th - A tribute to America's Search and Rescue Dog | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
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The 9/11 rescue dogs: Portraits of the last surviving animals who scoured Ground Zero one decade on

The 9/11 rescue dogs: Portraits of the last surviving animals who scoured Ground Zero one decade on | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
During the chaos of the 9/11 attacks nearly 100 loyal search and rescue dogs and their brave owners scoured Ground Zero for survivors. Just 12 survive and have had a moving tribute made to them.
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Wild Cat Gang Keeps Lost Boy Alive

Wild Cat Gang Keeps Lost Boy Alive | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
Police in Argentina recently found a 1-year-old homeless boy being cared for by wild cats, the Daily Telegraph reports. A policewoman on patrol noticed an unusually large cat gathering which, on closer...

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Top 10 weirdest dog names of 2012 - Firstline

Top 10 weirdest dog names of 2012 - Firstline | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
Year after year, dog owners are coming up with creative, quirky names for their best friend companions. Check out this year's fifth annual list of weirdest dog names, courtesy of VPI.
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PETA's "Thank You" for Killing Shelter Pets

PETA's "Thank You" for Killing Shelter Pets | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
When the no-kill shelter in Shelby County, Kentucky recently announced that they had run out of space -- and were hence going to have to start killing healthy dogs and cats -- officials received a nice basket of gourmet cookies, with a note signed...
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Bonnie the Bull Terrier and Porter the Pitbull: Dog Park Pals or Not?

Bonnie the Bull Terrier and Porter the Pitbull: Dog Park Pals or Not? | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
It’s fun to take your pooch to the dog park for off-leash play and dogs can look like they are having fun, but are they always learning the right things?
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When to Take Your Cat to the Vet Immediately

When to Take Your Cat to the Vet Immediately | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
When your cat loses weight despite a big appetite, drinks a lot and urinates excessively, run to the vet, says CatChannel veterinary expert Arnold Plotnick, DVM.

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Basketball player donates $10K to help Pit Bull

Basketball player donates $10K to help Pit Bull | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
NBA basketball player Zach Randolph donated $10,000 to a Pit Bull rescued from a drainage pipe.
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10 Tips on How to Walk a Dog When it's Really Flippin' Hot! - Pawsitive Attention Pet Services

10 Tips on How to Walk a Dog When it's Really Flippin' Hot! - Pawsitive Attention Pet Services | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
Pet safety and health tips focusing on walking pets in extreme heat. Follow these tips to help your dog avoid heat related illness.
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