Houston Nonprofit Gives Away Free Dog Houses

It doesn’t take long to find a dog who needs a “hut.”
Photo by KHOU

Here’s a wonderful story about a Texas organization called Huts for Mutts, whose goal is to provide shelter for dogs who spend much of their lives chained up. Founder Aliesha Medley. . .

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Pro Tips: How to Prevent Frostbite in Dogs

Bear really loves the snow, but there are ways to ensure his safety in frigid weather.
Photo by Erin, Forked River

Winter has finally arrived here in Vermont, which means that it’s time to adjust our expectations for how long our dogs can be outside. I know that when the mercury rests at 0 degrees in the. . .

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The Truth about Gallbladder Problems in Dogs

Written by: By Kelly Diehl, Morris Animal Foundation

A healthy dog is a happy dog.
Photo by Morris Animal Foundation

Like people, our canine friends also can develop gallbladder diseases, including gallstones and infections. It’s important for owners to learn more about gallbladder diseases and options. . .

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Morris Animal Foundation: Tristan, One Lucky Dog!

Tristan indulges in a little camouflage
Photo by Morris Animal Foundation

Although he doesn’t realize it, Tristan is a very lucky dog. Tristan was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, an aggressive type of bone cancer, in June 2014. Even with treatment, most dogs die within a year of diagnosis.

But Tristan is still going strong more than 16 months later and his owner, Gail McCensky, has made it her mission to give Tristan an adventure-filled life. One of Tristan’s favorite activities is a monthly lunch club for him and his “lady friends.”…

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A Dog Named Clancy

Photo by Bill Gorgas

The following story was sent to us by Orvis customer Bill Gorgas. It’s a beautiful example of how dogs touch our lives and inspire us to do great things. Here’s Bill’s story:

It all began during Easter weekend in 2014. My wife, Barbara, casually mentioned a story in the local newspaper about two Golden Retrievers, Chase, age 11 and Clancy, age 8, who needed a new home. They belonged to the Monsignor of the local church who was moving to a nursing home and couldn’t take the dogs with him. Since Chase and Clancy were brothers and had always lived together, they also had to be adopted together. Soon after, we officially became their new adoptive parents….

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Morris Animal Foundation: When is a Wet Nose more than a Wet Nose?

Photo by Morris Animal Foundation

Most of us have experienced the runny nose and congestion that often accompany colds or allergies. Dogs also get runny noses, and nasal discharge is one of the most common reasons owners take their dogs to their veterinarian.

While it isn’t unusual for dogs to have wet noses, nasal discharge that lasts more than a few days can point to another problem….

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Morris Animal Foundation: Saying Good-bye

It’s never easy to say good-bye to a dear friend
Photo by Morris Animal Foundation

Understanding Pet Loss and Grief
Nancy Kay Clark, BSB/M, CVT
Morris Animal Foundation

Do you remember the first dog you knew? What about the first one you loved? Sadie was a basset hound. Mellow to the bone, ears in her water bowl, low and slow and even-keeled. I was just a young girl, and Sadie lived at my level. She let me pull on her ears, dress her up, and hug her whenever I needed. Dogs, like Sadie, affect our lives deeply and often are the first to teach us about unconditional love….

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Petfinder: Parvo Puppy ICU

How would you feel about sharing a room with this funny-looking guy?
Photo by Austin Pets Alive!

Canine Parvovirus is a highly contagious, life-threatening disease. With many of the symptoms of flu in humans, puppies and young dogs who have not been vaccinated are most highly at risk. And if catching this nasty bug wasn’t bad enough, the most common treatment for puppies in shelters is euthanasia. No wonder the little fella above looks none too happy….

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