Warrior Dog LeeLo - Therapy dog for Type 1 DiabetesKyle Cochran is a 26 year-old insulin pump sales specialist in San Diego, California. At least, that’s his day job. When he is not working, he is working out in preparation for the chance to be the first American Ninja Warrior Champion.

Kyle Cochran is no usual contestant, however. He has Type 1 Diabetes, but he is conquering it with a little help from his service dog, Leeloo.

From Hunted…

A woman found Leeloo, a Lab-Whippet mix, running from a pack of coyotes in the foothills behind her house in Northern California. The...

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Top 12 Tips for Finding a Good Vet

How to find the right veterinarian?

Animal medicine in Canada is performed by some 6,600 veterinarians, professionals who must pass stringent university entrance requirements and complete six years of education. So how do you find the best caregiver for your pet? Here’s what the experts say:

1. Word of Mouth
Referrals from friends and acquaintances are the best way to find a vet. Ask specific questions to those giving referrals: How long has your pet been seeing this vet? What were the...

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dog allergiesLike people, dogs can suffer from allergies. As in the human population, the incidence of allergies in pets seems to be increasing. While allergic humans may often sneeze, wheeze or even have serious respiratory difficulties, allergic reactions in pets are characterized by skin problems, exacerbated by their primary symptom—itching and scratching. Dog allergies fall into three main categories: flea allergy dermatitis, atopy, and food allergy. Many pets can be affected by one or more allergy.

Food Allergy


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 Embrace a Discarded Animal Society

"Saving one life will not change the world but for that one dog, the world will change forever"

Are you ready to change the world for some very deserving rescue dogs? We need your help!

Adoption Event Schedule is in for 2019!
If you would like to volunteer at our events, please go to the main page and look under '...

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BenBenMy best friend takes her toy Poo­dle to a professional spa every week but I only bath my dog when every I think she needs to. So how often to bath or gloom our dog exactly? 

According to Dr. Sherry Weaver, Unless a dog has skin problems, there is no specific need to bathe the dog except to make him a more enjoyable companion. Just like people, some dogs get stinky faster than others.  Breeds that have very demand­ing groom­ing require­ments (i.e. Poo­dles, Maltese and Yorkshire ter­ri­ers) should see a groomer every 4–6 weeks. Breeds with slightly less demand­ing coats (i.e. Shel­ties, Golden Retriev­ers and Bor­der Col­lies) should...

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VPD - Griffin and MaverickDo you know the name of VPD's newest K-9 crime dog squad's name? Yes, they are Griffin and Maverick. They are so cute!
Why police use German Shepherds as police dogs?

Shepherds used by police agencies because they had the right drives for the job, the right size and the right temperament.

German shepherds are extremely intelligent dogs, which makes them ideal to train for specific tasks. On top of this, they are large, strong, very obedient, and virtually fearless. They are also very protective of their owners and very loyal, so...

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