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Missing Champion Whippet Dog Vivi Sought By Psychics

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A dozen canine mediums or psychics have been hired by the owner of Vivi to help locate the missing Whippet, according to the online edition of London’s Daily Telegraph. The dog has been on the loose since escaping from its crate while preparing to board a flight from New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) to Los Angeles on February 15, 2006. The plight of this slender show dog has attracted international attention. She was in New York to compete in the Westminster Dog Show at Madison Square Garden. In addition to typical concerns about the dog’s welfare, the whippet’s lack of a warming coat and the cold seasonal temperatures pose a significant threat to the safety of Vivi whose full name is Champion Bohem C’est La Vie. Other media reports say she was chipped and wearing a black...

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My Dog Hates My Boyfriend – A Dog Training Question

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Ask The Animal Writer: My Dog Hates My Boyfriend – A Dog Training Question by Susan Kauffmann Editor’s Note: In this second installment of Ask The Animal Writer, we offer number two of two initial sample questions typical of the challenges faced by thoughtful and loving dog owners everywhere. Our questions and questioners are fictional but the answers are real and intended to give you a taste of the excellent responses you can expect from our Animal Writer, Susan Kauffmann. To learn more about Susan please see her bio at the end of this story. Please take a moment to enjoy this sample and then consider sending your question to the Animal Writer through the link below. Happy Tails, Craig Schmitman Editor/Publisher DogExplorer.com MINIATURE MAN-EATER My Miniature Pinscher, Willamina, hates men! She growls and snaps at every guy I...

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Prong Collar vs. Choke Chains? A Dog Training Question

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Ask The Animal Writer: Prong Collar vs. Choke Chains?

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Air Force Military Working Dog Rex Going Civilian

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President, Congress and Air Force Let Military Working Dog Rex Go Home With His K9 Handler Tech. Sgt. Jamie Dana After Both Injured By IED In Iraq Based on an article originally written by Tech. Sgt. Matt Gilreath 21st Space Wing Public Affairs U.S. Air Force A U.S. Air Force Airman attached to the 21st Security Forces Squadron is the first military working dog handler allowed to adopt her K-9 partner from active duty. Tech. Sgt. Jamie Dana, a military working dog handler, has been waiting since August 2005 for the official word after she requested to adopt her K-9, Rex. The two were injured in an improvised explosive (the infamous IED) attack on their Humvee, June 25, while they served in Iraq. President George W. Bush signed a Defense Appropriations Bill on December 30, which allowed military working...

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Dog Arthritis: Medications for Degenerative Arthritis

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Dog Arthritis: Medications for Degenerative Arthritis by Wendy C. Brooks, DVM, DipABVP Degenerative joint disease is the number one cause of chronic pain in the dog and cat. The condition itself is the result of long term stresses and instability of a joint either as a result of old injury or of natural development of the joint in that individual. While surgery may be able to help in some situations, most of the time the degeneration of the joint cannot be reversed and treatment focuses on preventing progression of damage. Numerous products are available on the market; some are best combined with others and some cannot be combined. The following is a summary of options: ASPIRIN Aspirin is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug or NSAID. It is effective in relieving pain due to inflammation as is occurring within the arthritic...

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