Posts Tagged ‘dog’

Cancer and Dogs: One Pet’s Tale by John Rennie

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Two years ago, for roughly the 15,000th time, I patted our dog Newman on the head. That time my fingers found an unexpected depression half the size of a ping-pong ball above and behind his right eye.

Thinking he had somehow bashed in his skull, my wife Jennifer and I rushed Newman to a nearby veterinarian, who quickly set us straight. His skull was fine. Rather, the bulky muscles of Newman’s forehead and jaw had withered, revealing the bony contours beneath.

The most likely cause was a brain tumor. With that suggestion, we plunged into a two-year lesson in the treatment of canine cancer.

The National Canine Cancer Foundation estimates that one out of every three dogs gets cancer, in part, because modern pets’ longer life spans allow more time for malignancies to develop.

For the rest of the story, visit this link at the txchnologist.com.

Vote for your “Hero Dog”

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

The American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards™, presented by Cesar® Canine Cuisine, honor the thousands of dogs making a difference every day with their compassion, comfort and intuition. In its inaugural year, our Hero Dog Awards have already drawn the attention — and votes — of hundreds of thousands of dog-lovers.

Celebrities and animal advocates have stepped up to support this extraordinary program, which celebrates the incredible human-animal bond. Celebrity judges and panelists include Victoria Stilwell of Animal Planet’s “It’s Me or the Dog,” Betty White, Martha Stewart, Whoopi Goldberg and Orlando Brown!

Help by voting for your Hero Dog! See the website

Really Funny Video of Dog Who Wants to bring his Wading Pool Inside

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

This is a great video of a dog who wanted to bring his wading pool inside – you need to see this…
http://www.break.com/index/dog-tries-to-drag-his-pool-indoors-2087088