Lucky pup lives to chew again

elaine | September 29, 2011

A pit bull pup in Alabama is now a canine medical miracle. “Blue” somehow managed to swallow an entire garden flagpole. His x-ray shows the full extent of how deeply the pole penetrated Blue’s body.
The veterinarian staff was able to remove the hook from the dog’s stomach and get the pole out without [...]

Prisoners training dogs that help veterans

elaine | November 10, 2010

Special assistance dogs usually help guide the blind but now some therapy dogs are helping disabled veterans who suffer with PTSD. An interesting twist is that these animals were raised by inmates in some of our nation’s most notorious prisons.

Donations help cover the $30,000 cost to train the dogs. One strong supporter has been the [...]

H1N1 cases now confirmed in dogs

elaine | December 2, 2009

Some dogs now have confirmed H1N1.   The two dogs were diagnosed by the China Agricultural University at the end of November.  We knew it would happen, after all, swine flu has been found in many mammals including cats, ferrets, pigs, and of course, people.  I posted a story about this when it first crossed over into [...]