Which dogs are more prone to deafness and blindness

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I recently took my dog Oliver to a new groomer. His usual stylist was booked solid until the end of the month, so I figured I’d try a place closer to my office. He’s a long-haired Dachshund, so every year around this time, I have him shaved down completely. He’s more comfortable when it’s hot …

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K9 Youth Alliance and Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA

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By Brandon L. Black Since 2016 a unique partnership has been evolving between the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA (PHS) and K9 Youth Alliance in a program whose goal is to prepare homeless dogs for adoption – with fostering as another option – through natural progressions in their obedience and overall behavior. What sets the relationship …

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Deciding Between One Made of Chocolate or One with Fur

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By Jacqui Dziak It is that time of year again, and it is undeniable.  If you walk into any store, be prepared to be greeted with all things bunny- bunny towels, bunny bowls, bunny dishes and mugs, stuffed bunnies- even bunny toys for Fido. Bunnies get a lot of attention at Easter, and they soar …

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How to decipher the many moods of cats

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My best friend, Bailey the cat, lived to be almost 21 years old. Since I spent half my life with him, I have learned a thing or two about how cats express themselves. Bailey had a flair for the dramatic (a trait my partner insists he got from me, but whatever), so over the years …

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What a difference a field trip makes — for a shelter dog

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In mid-March, we launched a new program for our shelter dogs called “Foster Field Trips” as part of a Maddie’s Fund study we are participating in to determine how getting dogs out of the shelter for a few hours on a “field trip” can improve overall well being, increase adoption chances and help shelters get …

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