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Vets ask prospective dog owners to avoid pugs and other flat-faced breeds

British Veterinary Association says brachycephalic breeds such as pugs and bulldogs at risk of severe health problems<p>Vets are urging prospective dog owners to steer clear of flat-faced breeds such as pugs, bulldogs and shih-tzus, which can experience debilitating health problems related to their …

Pets

Summer Olympics, Paralympics, now Rio play host to its first Dog Olympics

Man’s best friends and their owners have embraced the Olympic spirit by taking part in Brazil’s first Dog Olympic Games.<p>Dogs of all breeds, ages and …

Animal Rights Means No Dogs and Cats

Animal rights, properly understood, is not about treating animals more humanely. That is animal welfare.<p>No, the goal of animal rights is to end all …

Pets

Dog lovers are outraged over a Garmin gadget that shocks dogs into behaving

Garmin, the company known for GPS devices that help drivers navigate and runners record their mileage, released a new product for dog owners last week. The Delta Smart, a small, smartphone-compatible contraption that slips onto a collar, can help keep pooches fit by tracking the time they spend …

Garmin

Want to Take Better Pictures of Your Pup? Dog Photographers Share Tips

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Have you seen the new Dogster print magazine in stores? Or in the waiting room of your vet’s office? This article appeared in our</i> …

Pets

Why You Shouldn’t Get a Dog Until You’re 40

There’s a mounting crisis among millennials. It’s not alcohol or drugs, obesity, or even some misperceived cultural crossroads (even though The …

Dangerous dogs and their owners in Toronto may be publicly shamed | Toronto Star

It’s not enough for dog owners to have to apologize for their pets’ loud barking and public defecation these days.<p>A report recommending changes to …

Millennials are picking pets over people

<i>By Abha Bhattarai, The Washington Post</i>Young Americans are less likely to be homeowners, car owners or parents than their predecessors, but they do …

Pets

Is The Dog Stubborn, Or The Human?

People refer to their dogs as “stubborn” on a daily basis. “My dog won’t come when called” or “When I tell my dog to do something he just looks at me …

Dogs

Chinese College Poisons Stray Dogs; No Law to Protect Them

A Facebook post highlighting China’s lack of animal protection laws has gone viral, garnering more than 15,000 shares since it was published on Sept. 10.<p>The post by Li Chunhao (李駿豪) shows video and photos of a woman, whom Li refers to as “Aunt Zhao,” distraught over the poisoning of stray dogs she …