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Labradors Rule, Boxers Drool and Schnoodles Gain in Popularity

In honor of National Dog Week, an annual holiday that celebrates Americans’ faithful companions, Trupanion found that aside from mixed breeds, the Labrador Retriever tops the list of most popular dogs across North America. Not surprisingly, this trusty sidekick also showed

In Response to Barking Mad, Last Week’s CBC Marketplace Episode

An October 4th news broadcast on CBC Marketplace titled, “Barking Mad,” shined a negative light on the veterinary profession. The segment took a dog with a hidden camera to ten Toronto veterinarians to see what health recommendations were suggested in the first check-up. According to

State pot laws could be making pets sick

When it comes to marijuana, it’s easy to find a wide variety of opinions. Some feel it should be legal, others see it as a dangerous gateway drug. Some use it to treat pain while others… well, not so much.

Should killing a Police Dog be a Felony?

I have a trading card on my refrigerator of a police dog named “MP.” I met MP when I was doing a ride-a-long with a friend of mine who is a police officer here in Anchorage, Alaska. We had gone

Obie the Biggest Loser Doxie Gets Skin Removal Surgery

Update 5/1/13: Veterinarians were able to remove 2.5 pounds of skin! Obie is recovering well. Today is the big day in which Obie the obese Standard Dachshund will undergo surgery to remove excess skin due to his incredible weight loss transformation.