Why doesn’t Trump have a dog - and should he get one? Experts weigh in

In his homily for the state funeral of George H.W. Bush on December 5, Rev. Russell Levenson Jr. joked that Sully, Bush’s loyal service dog, had probably received more press attention in recent days than the former president himself. That sentiment echoed Fala, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Scottish terrier, who was so popular with the American public that he received more fan mail than the president himself.

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Floridians Have a Chance to Ban Cruel Greyhound Racing When They Go to the Polls

Greyhounds are the oldest purebred dog, revered as gods by the ancient Egyptians. Sadly, that elevated status has been lost through the horrific practice of racing them for human entertainment. But Florida voters have an opportunity to end the cruel practice in the Sunshine State — the epicenter of dog racing in the US — when they go to the polls for the November elections.

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Veterinarians Report That Some People Are Abusing Their Pets to Get Opioids

Drug Enforcement Administration officials are alerting doctors to a fairly new and potentially widespread development in the opioid crisis: In the hunt for drugs, some people are abusing their own pets to obtain narcotics from veterinarians, according to a new report by the Courier Journal in Louisville, KY.

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Here's How to Stop Dogs from Fatally Overheating While Exercising

Hopefully, most people now know how easily dogs can die when left in a hot car. They die of heatstroke because when trapped within a vehicle, with little or no airflow, they get hotter and hotter – remember: dogs can’t sweat. And once their internal blood temperature exceeds 41C, their organs become damaged and begin to shut down. This can happen in as little as six minutes.

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How American Dogs Disappeared and Left a Contagious Cancer Behind Them

Cancer can be frighteningly complex and unpredictable. Cancer can evolve, change, evade and resist, but one thing we can usually rely on is that cancer can’t infect. For a handful of unlucky species, however, this isn’t the case. Thousands of dogs around the world – from Aboriginal camp dogs in Australia to street dogs in Buenos Aires – are affected by an extraordinary type of infectious cancer that causes genital tumours and can jump between individuals, known as Canine Transmissible Venereal Tumour or CTVT.

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Why Losing a Dog Can Be Harder Than Losing a Friend or a Relative

Recently, my wife and I went through one of the more excruciating experiences of our lives – the euthanasia of our beloved dog, Murphy. I remember making eye contact with Murphy moments before she took her last breath – she flashed me a look that was an endearing blend of confusion and the reassurance that everyone was ok because we were both by her side

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We're in the Midst of the Biggest Fight to End Greyhound Racing Worldwide

November 6, 2018, may well be the biggest moment ever in the worldwide fight to save greyhounds. On that day, the citizens of Florida will go to the ballot box and have the power to end the cruelty of dog racing in the Sunshine State once and for all. 

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There Could Be Dead Dogs and Cats in Your Pet's Food

Are there dead pets in your pet’s food? It may seem like a ludicrous question, except for the 2017 recall of Evangers dog food where laboratory testing revealed pentobarbital—the tranquilizing barbiturate used almost exclusively by veterinarians and animal shelter staff to kill millions of dogs and cats a year. Evangers products were subject to laboratory testing after multiple dogs fell ill and at least one died.

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Should Shelter Dogs Be on a Vegan Diet?

Proponents say it will make Los Angeles the world’s progressive capital. Sceptics say it will mean diarrhea, lots of diarrhea.

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