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December 28 2009 - Smiling Dogs
News: Contests
And the Winners Are …
Sweet Licks - Dozing Dogs
SWEET LICKS CONTEST Sadie! This is Sadie licking her chops! Taken while playing outside last summer and me holding a treat off camera to get her to pose. -Angela of Edmond, OK. DOZING DOGS CONTEST Hammy! This is Hammy. Like all puppies, he runs and plays until he's all worn out. I plopped him on the pillow and he never moved a muscle. I think he was asleep before he hit the pillow! -...
News: Guest Posts
Dog Tests Positive for H1N1 Flu
New York case is the first
A dog in New York has tested positive for the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus, IDEXX Laboratories confirmed December 21, which is the first time a dog has been diagnosed with this strain of influenza in the United States. According to IDEXX Laboratories, the 13-year-old mixed breed dog, who has recovered, was taken to an emergency veterinarian in Westchester County, New York, after not responding to...
News: Guest Posts
Holiday Pooch Patrol
Bark readers get festive with their pups!
Thanks for the fantastic, funny, beautiful and poignant holiday photos. There wasn’t a disappointing shot in the bunch. It was such a joy to see them all—that is, until we had to narrow them down to a manageable slideshow. There was no science, believe us. Some photos struck a nostalgic chord, while others exuded undeniable holiday cheer (one or two pups look like they may have gotten into the...
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December 21 2009 - Smiling Dog
News: Guest Posts
Walking Tall
More evidence dogs are great exercise buddies.
Researchers at the University of Missouri found that people walking shelter dogs versus people walking with other people were more consistent about walking and showed a far greater improvement in fitness. Tara Parker Pope reported on The New York Times’ Well blog that human walking partners often discouraged each other from getting out, while dogs, well, we all know how dogs feel about walkies...
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December 14th 2009 - Smiling Dogs
Dog's Life: Humane
Dogs On Board
Operation Roger: Truckers hauling rescue dogs home
When Marty discovered Jackson (bottom, left), shunned by a pack of wild dogs in a Louisiana swamp, he rescued the Beagle-mix, assuming he was another Hurricane Katrina victim. After some time, Marty became ill and could no longer care for his dog. Eventually, poor Jackson ended up in a shelter—homeless again. When a rescue organization in Lakeside, Calif., offered to take Jackson it seemed a...
Dog's Life: Lifestyle
Calendar Dogs
Rescue groups and their fabulous canine calendars
The words “noble, wise and downright precious” describe 2010’s pack of calendar dog models. Across the country, nonprofit animal welfare groups have assembled some of the most irresistible faces, and all you have to do to see them is click below. Even better, by purchasing one of these calendars, you’re helping yourself and a good cause at the same time. Don’t delay—time’s flying! P.S.: Check in...
News: Guest Posts
FDA Launches A Pet Health and Safety Widget
An easy way to share alerts and tips
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration launched a pet health and safety widget for consumers this week as part of “an ongoing effort to provide timely, user-friendly, public health information.” The widget is an easy-to-load application ideal for dog-centric bloggers and website editors. It provides the latest from the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine on everything from how to report a food...

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