Monthly Archives: April 2011

Shock Collar Fallout

I cried this morning when the sweet rottie I have been walking for a year and have been help with training wouldn’t play with me because of the toys in my hand. Her parents put in an electric fence and … Continue reading

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Confining a Puppy Safely

Posted in Animal Husbandry, confinment, housebreaking, housetraining, puppy, Uncategorized, x-pen | 1 Comment

Choke Chains as a Fashion Accessory

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Hypothyroidism in Dogs and Cats

By W. Jean Dodds, DVMFor Veterinary Practice News Hypothyroidism is the most common endocrine disorder of dogs. More than 80 percent of cases result from autoimmune thyroiditis, the heritable autoimmune disease that progressively destroys the thyroid gland. Classical clinical signs … Continue reading

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Valentine Safety Tips

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How you can tell if your dog is dominant

A list compiled by Helix Fairweather The following is a collection of behaviors that have been attributed to “dominance” over the many years that dog trainers have clung to that model. I solicited a group of trainers for everything they … Continue reading

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The Beginning of Racism

Identifying and relating to those who are like “us” and those are not is not only a human charteristic. Rhesus monkeys have shown prejudicial preferences to monkeys they recognize. It may be an evolutionary development.

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Under / Overweight Pets

Readers may need to click twice on the pictures to read them.

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