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Don’t Furget: August 26 Is National Dog Day

Prepare to treat your pooch even better than usual August 26 — it’s the 11th Annual National Dog Day, a holiday intended to encourage people to recognise the number of dogs needing to be rescued, as well as to honour pups who save lives, keep u...

55 Years Ago The Soviet Union Sent 2 Dogs Into Space…And They Lived To Bark About It

Throughout the 1950s, the Soviet Union sent numerous dogs on sub-orbital flights in order to determine the safety level for the humans that would later take their places. The dogs usually survived, but there were a few casualties in those ini...

Dog Has Both Eyes Removed After Waterford Chemical Attack

Note: This article contains an image that some readers may find disturbing.  A dog has had both its eyes removed after having its eyes chemically burned. It was found on Sunday on the Cork Road area of Waterford wandering in traffic by a mem...

New Study Could Explain Why Dogs Get So Excited To See You

Humans know a face when they see one. Whether it’s in a two-dimensional image, attached to a real-life body, or in the surface of a planet, the facial form has a unique way of registering in the minds of humans and primates. But new research shows...

Dad Bashed Dog To Death While On Drugs Says He's "In Hell"

A man who killed his daughter’s Jack Russell by swinging it overhead by its lead and smashing it to the ground up to 30 times has insisted: “I’m in hell over what I did that day.” Liam Dowling – a 44-year-old lone parent – broke down as he relived...

16 Dogs PTS By Dog Pounds In Ireland EVERY Day

Exclusive analysis of data from the Environment Department reveals that 40,529 abandoned dogs were destroyed in Ireland between 2008 and 2014 - with 3,141 put to sleep last year alone. The Irish Mirror reveals today that some 16 dogs are being des...

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Battle Against ‘Growing Problem Of Tick Bites On Dogs’

// Vets in Sussex are taking part in the Big Tick Project, a nationwide collection of ticks from dogs in a bid to help scientists track what is feared to be a growing threat to people and their dogs from tick-borne diseases. Tick bites can t...

Professional Dog Trainers

// Pet owners love their pets, they are often treated as part of the family. Having your dog professionally trained can increase their quality of life, awesomek9.com can handle all your dog’s obedience training in Ottawa efficiently. Benefits o...

Is Your Garden Pet Ready For The Summer?

// Summer is a great time for pets as well as humans, with most cats and dogs loving long walks and playing in the sun. There are steps we need to take to ensure our pets are ready for the summer. By following certain instructions we can help o...

Before You Adopt A Puppy From A MacDowall SK Dog Breeder

// If you’ve decided to add a dog to your family, there are many different ways you can go about getting one.  You can go to a shelter, you can adopt the puppy of a friend’s dog or you can go to a breeder, for example.  If you go the breeder ro...

Keeping Your Dog from Escaping Your Yard

// One of the most annoying things about my dog is his determination to do whatever it will take to escape my yard. Barney is a Scottish terrier who loves to dig, and unfortunately, his fascination with digging means that the area around my fen...

Training Your Dog Can Be Fun, If Done Properly

// Dog training is a subject that has to be handled with care. Your dog has to be trained but it has to be done the humane way. The training must not incorporate factors that might harm it morally or physically. Here are some tips to ensure ...

Symptoms of Canine Depression

// Depression has become a common and serious problem among people today. Unfortunately, this illness is not limited to humans alone. Like many others so called human illnesses, depression can also affect dogs as well. The difference between...