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Shane, a service dog

The Bedford Journal has a story about a six-year-old boy, Nicholas, and his service dog, Shane.  Thanks to  the Manchester Fire Fighters who raised the money to get Shane and the Make-A-wish Foundation, Nicholas now has a seizure alert dog…


Wednesday’s Found!

Wednesday, the Puggle who has been lost since January 11th, has been found!  She was seen in the woods near the Rochester Fair Grounds; her owner was called; and now she is home sleeping on her couch. Read more of…


EPA Increases Restrictions on Flea Products

Due to a significant increase in adverse incidents, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is taking a series of actions to increase the safety of spot-on pesticide products for flea and tick control for cats and dogs. Immediately, EPA will begin…


Be cautious about mandatory pet spay-neuter legislation

Periodically, a number of facts seem to fall into place, revealing a truth that might not have been apparent previously. Something like this happened to me this week. I had been wondering how it is possible for Americans to be so enchanted with dogs as pets, and at the same time, to hold beliefs that, if put into action, would actually eliminate the species in a relatively short time. Let me review the situation, and let’s see if you agree with my conclusions.

Roughly 37 percent of American homes include at least one pet dog. Most people, mimimally, pay lip service to an appreciation of how much dogs add to our lives, and to our culture.


Dog Guide Users of NH Walkathon

The Dog Guide Users of NH are looking for people to be on their team for the 7th Annual Blind Awareness Walk-A-Thon to be held in Concord on June 5th. They are trying to raise $1000 to support the New Hampshire Association for the Blind. You can sign up to be on their team


Ask Nancy: Gasp, Snort, Honk – What IS that noise?

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: 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.


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 important things a human can do for a dog.