Browsing Archive: July, 2009

Pet hospice care gains popularity

Posted by Taxi dog on Tuesday, July 28, 2009, In : News 

Updated: July 27, 2009 01:49 PM EDT

Indianapolis - When a pet has a terminal illness, you may have to make a difficult decision. While many pet owners may immediately think of putting the animal to sleep, there is another option. It's called palliative care, or hospice care. It involves caring for the animal at home and keeping him comfortable until the end of life.

Dr. Sandi Norman, Indiana State Board of Animal Health, knows about this issue on a personal level. Continue reading

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Give me shelter

Posted by Taxi dog on Wednesday, July 22, 2009, In : Human-animal bond 

Domestic violence and the link to companion animal abuse


Instances of domestic abuse though in decline over the past few years have suddenly reemerged in response to the worsening economic landscape. Money problems, joblessness and foreclosures are prime indicators that the pain and desperation of families in crisis will once again raise the specter of violence in American homes. In January 2008 the National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH) reported that calls to their center in September i...

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Loss and the tie that binds

Posted by Taxi dog on Friday, July 17, 2009,

Editor's note: Part of the compassionate human-animal bond is the understanding of grief. The following excerpt is from a piece recently seen at Way Cool Dogs and with the author's kind permission we have republished it here.

A dog's grief
By Nancy Houser, July 10, 2009

Grief is a normal reaction regarding the loss of someone we love.  A dog’s grief is no different when they lose a dear canine comrade due to an accident, old age or sickness.

When our Popcorn recently passed away, her sideki...

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Animal rights under law

Posted by Taxi dog on Wednesday, July 15, 2009, In : Animal law 

Animal Rights, the abolitionist approach

This keynote presentation by Professor Gary L. Francione at Duke University School of Law, April 7, 2006 is over long for the internet but worth viewing because it represents a watershed moment in the evolution of our conversation regarding animal rights under the laws of the United States for now and the near future. 

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Pet Rx, a companion's guide

Posted by Taxi dog on Wednesday, July 8, 2009, In : Critter care 

For millions of health-conscious Americans, the annual checkup has become a routine practice. Like people, dogs and cats can benefit from routine wellness exams too. But with one important difference – pets age faster than people.

On average, most dogs and cats reach adulthood by age two.  By age four, many pets are entering middle age. And by age seven, most dogs, particularly larger breeds, are entering their senior years

Because dogs and cats age seven times faster, on average, than pe...

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Beezer and Boomer                             by Doug Koktavy... Learning comes from the animal not the other way around. 

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