My dog, Chance, is old. White fur circles his eyes, coats his muzzle, sprouts between his toes. Although still alive, he looks like a ghost. He used to stand like a champion, his chest and muzzle forward, his hind legs back. Now he can hardly support himself when he sits, balancing precariously like a pile of kindling propped against itself.
Read more: Bad Dog – NYTimes.com.
Seen a dog wearing a service vest sitting on its owner’s lap in a restaurant? Or barking the way a pet dog is wont to yip?
More dogs may be posing as service animals in order to gain access to cafes or schools or wherever their owners would like them to go. Canine Companions for Independence, a service dogs training program, is asking the U.S. Department of Justice to stop the online sale of fake service dog certification products.
Dog owners can buy “disguises” — vests, patches, papers — online for $65; there are no federal laws that require ID for service dogs, so businesses can’t ask owners to display proof that their dog is a service animal. The U.S. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) gives people with disabilities the right to be accompanied by a trained service dog in privately-owned businesses.
Read more: Fake Service Dogs on the Rise : Discovery News.
Some fun with dogs and cats (in a pool and snow) – The Feed Blog – CBS News: (CBS News) We love us some animals here at The Feed. So let’s take a moment to honor a few of our favorite household pets with two videos showing some fun with dogs and cats. Up first is a first-person perspective video of a dog playing in a pool above. Go grab your towel, and check it out.
With the bitter cold in full effect here in New York City right now, this one makes me wish Spring would come sooner. Just saying. The very cute clip of a dog named Chase going after tennis balls in the pool was shot using a GoPro H3 camera and posted by YouTube user BimmerSchwag.
Stem cell injections in dogs will become routine in the next two years and will probably cost less than $1000.
The first data, collated last week, into the use of the procedure where cultured cells are injected into the joints of dogs with hip dysplasia or canine osteoarthritis has shown a success rate of 96 per cent.
The procedure will be made available to veterinary clinics, promoted at dog shows and possibly in a television campaign.
It has been transformed in little more than a year with stem cells from one animal used to treat other dogs.
Lame dogs brought to heal with stem cells – World News – World – General – Great Lakes Advocate
It has been four years since Berwyn Heights Mayor Cheye Calvo’s two black Labrador retrievers were killed by Prince George’s County officers during a raid on his home and, since that time, he has focused on making changes to prevent the needless killings of animals by law enforcement officers.
That time has arrived, according to county officials.
Gazette.Net: Years after mayor’s dogs were shot by police, training on confronting animals gets underway
Next month, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) will hold a meeting to decide its stance and policy on raw pet foods. There is a petition asking for protection for pet owners to feed to their pets raw food. Many feel that the AVMA is making moves to try to curb pet owner freedoms. The AVMA responds here to some of the concerns.
Is raw pet food safe? | MNN – Mother Nature Network
Shelter dog who fell out of truck onto I-95 found alive 11 days later (VIDEO) | The Sideshow – Yahoo! News: A dog who was thrown onto I-95 in Florida after his crate fell off an animal control truck nearly two weeks ago has been found alive.
“Tails and tongues are wagging in Flagler County today,” anchorman Jim Payne said at the top of a report on Orlando’s WESH-TV.
Dog owners warned about chicken jerky treats from China | azfamily.com Phoenix: MESA, Ariz. — Linda Hetrick said the worst part about losing her dog, Angel, is coming home to an empty apartment.
“I couldn’t walk through my front door without crying so hard because I missed her so much,” she said sobbing.
What makes it worse — Hetrick said she feels there’s a chance Angel’s death could’ve been avoided.
“She was fine until she ate these,” she said, referring to Milo’s Kitchen Chicken Jerky treats.
Milan Rysa, the Astoria bodybuilder who threw his dog out a third-floor window to its death, pleaded guilty to second-degree reckless endangerment on March 15 in Queens Criminal Court.
Read more: Astoria’s canine killer pleads guilty – Queens Chronicle: Western Queens News