— In the old days, vets advised annual vaccination for all dogs. However, recent evidence has indicated that such a schedule is overkill.
— My wife and I breed German Shepherds. We didn't take it lightly, and we're devoted to the dogs.
— I grew up on a farm, with large breeds. Small dogs seemed like mere fashion accessories.
— It started with a vivid nightmare about my Pug. Now it's inescapable. Has this happened to you?
— The dog bit a family member. There's no history of aggression, but animal control takes a hard line.
— I have high expectations for any vet who cares for my dogs. Do you? Or do I expect too much?
— These trainers are the scourge of the industry as far as I'm concerned. They wanted to euthanize little Lullabelle for all the wrong reasons.
— Animal abuse is often a red flag that other criminal acts are taking place -- or may in the future.
— When my Sally met a Borzoi named Rudy, it was NOT love at first sight. But love came, regardless.
— Early spay/neuter is an article of faith for most dog people, but among vets? Not so much.
— Take it from me, a rescued Pit Bull. It's easy!
— The bite appears to be minor. Bandit had no record of violence. Should she be killed for this?
— This one really hurts -- she's an old friend who knows about my shelter work with rescued dogs.
— I would never. Would you tie your dog to a post, tree, or bench and go about your business?
— Their bad behavior drives me up the wall, yet I endure it -- in the name of friendship.
— What are the ethics of cruelty to companions, even if they're not what we consider real?
— A recent New York Times article asked that very question -- and received many harsh comments.
— An FBI tactical dog dies on his third week on the job. Shouldn't we be doing more to prevent this?
— We document the odd relationships cats and dogs develop in three real-life multiple-pet households.
— We're angry at Vick, sure, but angry enough to change a passive society and a backward justice system? I hope so.
— Some people simply should not own a dog, you know? Here are ways to stop them in their tracks.
— Do your dogs destroy your nice things, like mine have? I have a solution: No more nice things. Sigh.
— The illegally purchased dogs came from shelters, the street, even "free to a good home" pet ads. What the hell?!
— Fortunately, I've found ways to balance the needs of my pets and my partner.
— Cannabis relieves pain and suffering in dogs, but most vets want nothing to do with it. What do you think?
— Sometimes I think my dog is actually hamming it up for the camera. What do you think?
— There's no end to the fun I have with my dog, often at his expense. Is that awful?
— “Dog Fighting: The Voiceless Victims” is a harrowing but necessary look at the evil practice.
— I recently encountered a dog running alone in a big park. Was his owner acting irresponsibly?
— For years, I had bad feelings about the breed. Then a sweet boy named Axle changed my thinking.
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