Kennel cough; What to do when your “kids” have the flu

elaine | September 29, 2010

It seems to happen about once every couple of years, despite vaccination efforts, my dogs get the dreaded “kennel cough”, also known as ‘infectious tracheobronchitis’.
Usually this happens in the winter after a show that has been held indoors for several days, but this time my “kids” picked it up at a summer show that we [...]

Russia celebrates 50th anniversary of dogs’ space flight

elaine | August 19, 2010

Russia is marking the 50th anniversary of the space flight of two mongrel dogs — Belka and Strelka — who became the first living creatures to circle the Earth and come back alive.
The August 1960 mission helped test the equipment which was used to carry the first human, Yuri Gagarin, into space on April 12, [...]