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Blog: JoAnna Lou
Wheels with Dogs in Mind
Honda unveils a dog-friendly version of the popular Element.
Whether it’s a visit to the park or a trip to an Agility trial, I mostly drive with the dogs in tow. So when I’m in the market for a new car, I always keep them in mind.    When it comes to the perfect canine vehicle, the Honda Element always comes up in conversation. From rave reviews on dog sport blogs to being named DogCar.com’s Car of the Year, the Element’s washable floors and spacious...
Blog: Guest Posts
FETCH-apalooza
Albuquerque goes to the dogs and cats this weekend.
With as many as 1,000 pets from 38 shelters around New Mexico, this weekend’s FETCH-apalooza is sure to be the state’s biggest adoption event—and maybe the biggest ever. And while bigger isn’t necessarily always better, you have to applaud a statewide effort like this, which is a particular boon for smaller shelters that don’t have the resources to host their own events. “Some shelter directors...
Blog: Guest Posts
Good News for Dogs With Epilepsy
Veterinary clinical trial offers a chance for FREE medical treatment.
Discovering that your dog has epilepsy can be frightening. That the cause of the recurring seizures cannot be identified—known as idiopathic epilepsy—only makes matters worse. But there is some good news. A large, nationwide veterinary clinical trial for the purpose of evaluating a new medication for the treating idiopathic epilepsy is underway. The trial not only means a boost for research, it...
Blog: Guest Posts
And The Winners Are…
America at Home cover dogs revealed
No book about how Americans live, work and love at home would be complete without exploring the important role of dogs. So why not put a pup on the cover? As part of a contest to celebrate the publication of America at Home, a close up look at how we live, four Bark readers have won copies of the book with their very own photo of their very own dog on the cover. Frani Pisak’s photo of Neo and...
Blog: Karen B. London
FDA Investigates Nutro Dog Food
Illnesses may be linked to food. UPDATED.
[Editor's Note: ConsumerAffairs.com has reported that the FDA is denying reports of an investigation into Nutro, contradicting individuals who say they have been contacted about Nutro by FDA investigators, as well as others in the FDA. We'll keep following this story. Meanwhile, readers have posted some interesting comments including an inside perspective from someone who claims to be a former...
Blog: JoAnna Lou
First Class Flights for Pets
Pet Airways opens reservations for inaugural flights.
My idea of vacation is hanging out with my dogs, preferably on the beach. I once drove 20 hours to Florida to avoid putting my pets in airplane cargo. The horror stories of limited oxygen and careless handling have reduced the trips I choose to take. And the U.S. Department of Transportation’s required reporting on animal deaths hasn’t exactly allayed my fears. Recently, my dogs qualified for...
Blog: Guest Posts
Win Squeaky-Green Prizes
When you share your dog-centered, eco-smart ideas.
Dogs are naturally green. They rarely drive. They are happy to gobble up whatever is left on our plates and just as eager to chomp on a branch as a pricey plastic bone. Unfortunately, they aren’t in charge of most households. They rely on a biped with a wallet and a driver’s license to make smart choices about what’s good for them and good for the planet. To mark Earth Day we are sharing our dog...
Dog Culture: Tributes
Jack the Dog Dowdell, 1994-2009
Jack the Dog Dowdell died at 11:58 a.m., March 16, 2009. He died under the care of a veterinarian, from a lovingly administered overdose of barbiturates. One can assume that if he felt anything at all at the time, it was good. Jack was born in October of 1994, and was rescued from the streets by the ASPCA as a very small pup, reportedly foraging on his own along Stanley Avenue in Brooklyn, N.Y....
Blog: Contests
Dirty Bow Wow
Post your Dirty Bow Wow stories
Does your dog have a much-loved but disgusting doggy toy? She’s in good company, as revealed in the new book Dirty Bow Wow. We're giving away 5 copies of the book to five lucky readers! Win a copy of Dirty Bow Wow by sending a photo and short (50 words or less) story about your dog's favorite bow wow. [ Contest Closed ]     NO PURCHASE NECESSARY to enter or win the sweepstakes. If entry is...
Blog: Guest Posts
AKC Announces Mixed-Breed Program
Mutt lovers question the new “separate but equal” designation.
After 125 years as an advocate for (select) purebred dogs, the American Kennel Club (AKC) announced its new mixed-breed program last week. For the past several years, rumors abounded that AKC was on the cusp of allowing mixed breeds to participate in activities, such as agility, obedience and rally. Some folks claimed AKC was growing enlightened, while others claimed it was simply trying to shore...

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