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Omega-3 fatty acids for dogs with arthritis

March 6, 2010

Three new studies have been published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA) about the benefits of feeding your dog food with added omega-3 fatty acids . “The studies, published in the January 1, 2010, and March 1, 2010, issues of JAVMA, included 274 dogs with osteoarthritis that took part in clinical studies at dozens of privately owned veterinary clinics and two university veterinary clinics. The researchers focused on three areas: the effects of omega-3 fatty acids on clinical signs of...
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Friday News Round-up

March 5, 2010

Fosters is reporting that the 2010 Laconia World Championship Sled Dog Derby has been cancelled due to conditions. Lyman said the decision was based on safety considerations for the mushers and dogs and the fact that he and other LRSDC club volunteers could not construct a workable course for the derby. The sled dog derby, however, will be back for the second weekend in February 2011, he added. Some Sled Dog races in New England have been held.  From the Concord Monitor: Christopher Carter...
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Have you seen Wednesday?

March 3, 2010
Have you seen Wednesday?

Rochester:  Wednesday, an 18 month old female puggle, has been missing since January 11th when she squeezed through a gap in the fence.  Her owner has been searching ever since – putting up posters, calling veterinary hospitals and shelters. Now, her owner has created a web site – findwednesday.com in hopes that will help get the word out and, hopefully, find Wednesday. If you’ve seen Wednesday or a dog resembling her, please contact her owner.
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Ask Nancy: Gasp, Snort, Honk – What IS that noise?

March 2, 2010

A reverse sneeze sounds like a cross between coughing and gasping for breath and can last for a couple of minutes. You may also see drooling with this. You can read up on reverse sneezing here: http://www.beaglebuddies.com/misc/reverse.html It may be from the soft palate getting irritated. If the palate is a bit swollen, and gets stuck, the reverse sneeze can help get it back in the right position. Here are a couple of videos of reverse sneezing - turn on speakers to get the full effect.
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Help Your Puppy be Confident and Brave

February 26, 2010
Help Your Puppy be Confident and Brave

Many people add a new dog to their family this time of year. It would be terrific if each of these new pets came from the homes of responsible and knowledgeable breeders, but that is not always the case.

Good breeders devote many hours each day to socializing their pups before they are released to their new families. Socialization is one of the most...
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Should you get your pet microchipped?

February 25, 2010

Owner Stephan Soleas and his dog Charlie are reunited, nearly 1,200 miles away from where they parted ways, but only about 50 blocks from where Soleas was staying in New Orleans.In a made-for-TV twist of fate, Soleas, 26, who came to town to make music and visit with friends for a few weeks, got word Feb. 5 that his canine companion, Charlie, had surfaced on Magazine Street -- nearly 1,200 miles away from where they parted ways, but only about 50 blocks from where...
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Cat Agility?

February 23, 2010

Yes, cats can do agility and we've the video to prove it! Watch a Tonkinese kitten training for CFA Feline Agility.


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Ask Nancy: Leap up and Lick Someone!

February 22, 2010

Dogs jump up to greet us is they typically do greetings to the face area. As our face, unlike another dog’s, is way out of reach for most dogs, they try to get up to that area as best they can, thus the leaping is intended to get them closer to the greeting area. Most cures for jumping up used to involve corrections using various methods to make the jumping behavior uncomfortable for the dog.
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Getting Started in the Wonderful World of Tracking

February 18, 2010
Getting Started in the Wonderful World of Tracking

by Joyce Arivella

I first became interested in tracking when my girl Spirit came home in May 2001. Wherever she went, her nose was on the ground. To this day she is led by her nose, and she is the excellent tracking dog I knew she would be.


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Search and Rescue Talk at the Rye Public Library

February 17, 2010

On Saturday, February 20 at 1 p.m., Drs. Lori Gordon and Janet Merrill, both veterinarians and members of the Massachusetts Task Force 1 Urban Search and Rescue Team, will present a discussion of the use of trained rescue dogs in search and rescue operations in settings of urban destruction.

From the Rye Library web site:

We’ve all read about the amazing rescues...
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Cat show to be on WMUR

February 17, 2010

Update – The video or the cat show is available here.

From the N.H. Feline Fanciers -

New Hampshire Feline Fanciers is mighty proud that NH Chronicles came to our show on Jan 23 and interviewed ....
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Fosters: Sandwich Sled Dog Races up in the air

February 16, 2010

UPDATE: According to their web site, the race has been officially cancelled.

This winter has been a hard one for the sled dog races. Fosters is reporting that the Sandwich Sled Dog Race may be postponed. Hopefully, the snow today will be enough to hold them.


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