Browsing Archive: October, 2009

Veterinary research initiative announced

Posted by Metro k on Thursday, October 29, 2009, In : Critter care 

DENVER, Oct. 28 -- Helping animals enjoy longer, healthier lives requires ongoing scientific animal health research to give veterinarians the tools they need to better diagnose and treat animals. Morris Animal Foundation, a world leader in supporting research to prevent, treat and even cure disease in companion animals, horses and wildlife, has committed to funding more than 200 animal health studies in 2010, with support for those studies totaling $13 million over the next three years. Read ...

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Street Dogs of South Central

Posted by Taxi dog on Wednesday, October 28, 2009, In : Media 

A nature documentary about the stray dogs that survive the streets of South Central Los Angeles, 'Street Dogs' follows the story of Elsie-- a mother struggling to raise her litter of puppies in a harsh urban environment.

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Street Dogs of South Central | MySpace Video

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National Cook for your Pet Day

Posted by Taxi dog on Tuesday, October 27, 2009, In : Critter care 

That's right, November 1st is National Cook for Your Pets Day, We don't know if that is an official Day like St. Swithen's Day or Leif Erikson Day which just happens to coincide with the Last Day of Sukkot the Hebrew seven day celebration also know as the Feast of Booths but just the same National Cook for your Pet Day has its own website and presumably lots of fans who can't wait to see what culinary delights their parents will serve up.

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Posted by Taxi dog on Thursday, October 22, 2009, In : Human-animal bond 

Homelessness hurts more than just people and families, it hurts their pets and it hurts society. Homelessness is the obscenity of our time and our shame if we do nothing.

Because most shelters today do not allow pets many homeless elect to remain homeless rather than abandon their companions.

One estimate puts the number of homeless in America at 3.5 million; no one knows how many pets live with their owners on the street but in 2007 nearly 40% of all U.S. households owned at least on...

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Romeo and Juliet need a home

Posted by Taxi dog on Monday, October 19, 2009, In : Taxi dog tales 
A friend of Taxi Amy Shever at 2nd Chance 4 Pets  sent us her birthday wish for help in finding a home together for these two very special friends Romeo and Juliet. Happy B-day Amy

Link to shelter: Romeo and Juliet

For more information about this animal, call: Pasadena Humane Society and SPCA at 626-792-7151 Ask for information about animal ID number A259237

Ask for Kevin McMannis, Pasadena Humane Society


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132 years advocating for children and animals

Posted by Metro kat on Wednesday, October 7, 2009, In : Human-animal bond 

American Humane

DENVER, Oct. 6  -- One-hundred thirty-two years ago this coming Friday (on Oct. 9, 1877), children were often toiling at hard labor in filthy sweatshops instead of going to school, and when they could play, they were forced into the bustling streets or garbage-strewn alleys instead of onto safe playgrounds. Work horses - often beaten mercilessly and nearly starved or dehydrated - were forced to work 20-hour days. "Pet" dogs and cats didn't fare much better, and livestock handli...

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Real dogs need real food

Posted by Taxi dog on Monday, October 5, 2009, In : Critter care 
Today we present the first in a series on nutrition for companion animals written by Dr. Janice Elenbaas, DC.

Dr. Elenbaas has enjoyed a long and successful career as a Chiropractor to both humans and animals. As the first woman recognized in Canada to treat animals and a founding member of the first Ontario Veterinarian Chiropractic Association Janice is passionate about animals’ health. Combining four years of nutritional study with a natural approach to health care and her lifelong lov...

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Enzo, racer and teacher

Posted by Taxi dog on Saturday, October 3, 2009, In : Taxi dog tales 
On my way back from California UC Davis and the Symposium on Veterinary Hospice a woman whom I had met in the airport found me staring out from my window seat in 2nd class - all dogs in this country are required to fly 2nd class - and gave me this book, I devoured it; next flight I believe I will ask about first class accommodations.

The Art of Racing in the Rain

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Hospice, a safe haven for travelers

Posted by Taxi dog on Friday, October 2, 2009, In : Human-animal bond 

hos·pice (hsps) n.
A shelter or lodging for travelers, pilgrims, foundlings, or the destitute, especially one maintained by a monastic order.

2. A program that provides palliative care and attends to the emotional and spiritual needs of terminally ill patients at an inpatient facility or at the patient's home.

[French, from Old French, from Latin hospitium, hospitality, from hospes, hospit-, host; see ghos-ti- in Indo-European roots.]

The term "hospice" (from the same linguistic root as ...

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On the road

Posted by Taxi dog on Friday, October 2, 2009, In : Events 
Like that classic duo from the 'On The Road' movies Bing and Bob, Taxi d and Metro will be center stage for the Gulf Coast Dog Magazine's  Pet Extravaganza Oct 17 at the Sarasota Bradenton International Convention Center.

We'll be meeting and greeting all the pet folk and answering your questions on subjects ranging from Best Pet Grooming Tips to Home Cooking for your furry friends. Stop by our booth and sign up or just to meet the crew. It promises to be a great day for the whole family.


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Domestic abuse hurts us all

Posted by Metro k on Thursday, October 1, 2009, In : Child animal bond 

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Nationally it is estimated that 1 in 4 women will experience domestic partner abuse in her lifetime.

This is an appalling statistic particularly when you factor in the collateral damage inflicted on children who often are witness to the abuse and worse wind up on the receiving end more often than not. An abuser is as likely to extend his behavior to include his children even household pets in an escalating cycle of violence and abuse all design...

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