Monthly Archives: December 2008

Dog Pack Behavior Pop Psychology ?

Another interesting article in the Winter Edition of Off-Lead magazine, Ian Dunbar sounds off about pack behavior based training modalities. “Entire training programs have advocated that people pretend to be an alpha wolf or the dog’s mother when raising puppies … Continue reading

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New Book by Local Author

Pacific Northwest Native, Garth Stein will be at a book signing Tuesday January 13th at the Olympia Timberland Library at 7pm. His latest book, The Art of Racing in The Rain is about Enzo a dog philosopher with a nearly … Continue reading

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First Cloned Dog Turns 1

Pictured here is Mira who is actually a quadruplet? There were 4 clones made from one (Missy), and Mira is one of those 4 puppies cloned.  The other three are reportedly living in the US and doing well.  All four … Continue reading

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Open Heart Surgery for dogs

Recently reported over at VIN is a new program for open heart surgery in dogs at UC Davis: Griffiths and UC Davis are attempting a feat that during the past 30 years has confounded many another institution. High cost, the … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas from Snoopy

Hope you all have a Merry Christmas !  Here is a vintage Peanuts video clip, one of my favorites featuring Snoopy of course.   It’s 8 minutes but if you haven’t seen it in 20 years it will give you … Continue reading

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Christmas Time Doggie Dangers

While Poinsetta’s aren’t deadly they can cause stomach upset and vomiting.  Mistletoe and Holly are considered somewhat toxic to dogs.  Also beware of those bulb gifts of Amaryllis, Narcissus (daffodil) and of course the Christmas tree itself can pose alot … Continue reading

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We Won a Pet Toy Pack !

Working with Pets recently had a drawing for a Pet Toy Pack, we entered and we WON ! Wow !!! We won a  Bowmeran, a GRRRAffe which looks like a very cool hand puppet with built in squeakers and a … Continue reading

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Honest Kitchen’s New Keen

In the beginning of December, we blogged about a few new product releases.  One of those was Honest Kitchen’s New “Keen” product.  Which we ordered shortly after its release and have been mixin it up all month. As some of … Continue reading

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Osa likes..

Last week I blogged about being a Short Order Cook and promised to share some of the great pre-made mixes my clients have brought. Osa is a beautiful, healthy yellow lab who comes to daycare once a week, recently we … Continue reading

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Chicken Jerky Warning

Preliminary Animal Health Notification December 19, 2008 FDA Continues To Receive Complaints about Chicken Jerky Products for Dogs and Cautions Consumers The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues to caution consumers of a potential association between the development of illness … Continue reading

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