Hot-Pavement and Burnt Paws on Obese Dogs

Hot-Pavement and Burnt Paws on Obese Dogs

The heavier a dog is, the more weight is placed on its paws…causing an awkward ‘spraddle-legged” kind of look. Excessive weight bearing down on scorching asphalt can burn the pads of a dog’s feet. An average dog will overheat quicker than a person does and cool down slower, able to cool down only through panting […]

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Death for Canine Victims of Black Dog Syndrome

Death for Canine Victims of Black Dog Syndrome

Dog owners who relinquish their black dogs, handing them over to a shelter or turning them loose on the streets, may be signing a death warrant due to Black Dog Syndrome.
Unfortunately, black dogs are euthanized more than any other color according to rescues and shelters across the country. Black dogs have been considered the underdog of all homeless dogs for many years, their lives ending with two counts against them. One is their size and the second is their color. For this reason, the black dog is almost always the first to be euthanized and the last to be adopted out to a forever home.

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A Pit-bull by Any Other Name

A Pit-bull by Any Other Name

Pit bulls are considered one of the more high-risk breeds of dog, whether it concerns the medical field, insurance companies, property owners, new landlords or the city’s dog laws. That same dog when listed as an American Pit Bull Terrier, Pit bull, American…..or even a mastiff…the picture changes entirely.

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Dog Story: A Great Pyrenee named Houdini

Dog Story: A Great Pyrenee named Houdini

When my wife Cheria retired from her job a few years back she decided to volunteer a few days each week at our local animal shelter. Her task is a simple one: take photos of the dogs and cats that are brought in and place their profiles and pictures on the PetFinder website in order to help […]

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A Special Thank You to Our Way Cool Dogs Advertisers!

A Special Thank You to Our Way Cool Dogs Advertisers!

Way Cool Dogs is taking this moment to send out a personal Thank You to our wonderful sponsors! They help us keep dog stories alive, how-to-care for pets, general information, product reviews, guest posts, and much more for our readers. Please visit their websites in appreciation…

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Home for Lola, the Weimaraner-Doberman Pinscher

Home for Lola, the Weimaraner-Doberman Pinscher

She was a very large, ungainly dog, looking like a mixture of Weimaraner-Doberman Pinscher. The most remarkable thing about her was the color of her fur, which went from reddish to a sort of yellow ochre (first photo), giving the impression that she had been daubed by an artist who was trying out the various colors in his palette.

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Omega Fatty Acids for Dogs with Osteoarthritis

Omega Fatty Acids for Dogs with Osteoarthritis

A little over a year ago, the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA) published a series of articles about how dog foods that contain high levels of omega-3 fatty acid concentrations successfully affected dogs diagnosed with osteoarthritis.

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A Second Chance for Animals

To promote compassion for animals, in The Philosophy of Civilization, Albert Schweitzer wrote, “We must fight against the spirit of unconscious cruelty with which we treat the animals. Animals suffer as much as we do. True humanity does not allow us to impose such sufferings on them. It is our duty to make the whole world recognize it. Until we extend our circle of compassion to all living things, humanity will not find peace.”

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Luxurious NY Nolitan Hotel Highlights Pet Program

Luxurious NY Nolitan Hotel Highlights Pet Program

Dogs from the size of tiny Chihuahuas to gigantic Mastiffs are given a special “woof” welcome by Ms. Penny, the hotel’s Director of Pet Relations. Penny is a six-year Shepweiler (a German Shepherd-Rottweiler mix) who makes sure that all pet amenities and provisions are supplied to the appropriate room and its four-legged guest[s] with 24-hour service seven days a week.

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A Dog Story: Nova, the Lovable Pit-Bull Mix

A Dog Story: Nova, the Lovable Pit-Bull Mix

Nova’s problem though was a nasty skin condition, which gave her an itchy red rash, and was making her fur fall out. They did several skin scrapings and couldn’t find out what it was. She was given weekly triatix baths, which didn’t do much, and then I got the idea of rubbing her with aloe vera, of which, thankfully, I have a good supply at home.

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Understanding Dog Supplements

Understanding Dog Supplements

… when we think of “supplements”, we may be drawn to an image of what a body builder might use to “pump up” his workout routine. Or maybe we’ve always been skeptical about using supplements for ourselves, and have never even thought about giving them to our furry friends. But no matter what reservations you might have surrounding supplements, it is important to understand the dietary and health benefits that supplements can have for your dog.

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History of Dogfighting in the United States

History of Dogfighting in the United States

There is historical evidence in England and in the American colonies that sanctioned and legalized dogfighting games in the United States, a common practice prior to the 1800s. Dating back to the mid-1750s, dog fighting laws in the United States show us that the current dog fighting felony never became effective until 2009, now punishable as a dog fighting felony in all 50 states.

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Job Interview with an Anonymous Veterinarian

Job Interview with an Anonymous Veterinarian

Most people have very few ideas what goes on behind the scene of a vet clinic and what it takes to become a vet. The following is a job interview with a professional veterinarian who wishes to remain anonymous, in an interview with JustJobs.com Academy.

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How to Avoid Stress on Your Dog During a Move

Moving is one of life’s most stressful experiences, but there are a few ways to make it more stressful. Combine it with a divorce or a death in the family. Combine it with a change of job. Or move with your pet. If there was ever a time in your life with your dog that […]

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Fun-Filled Quests With Mighty Dog Adventures!

Fun-Filled Quests With Mighty Dog Adventures!

Just when you think that fun-filled online quests about small dogs cannot get more exciting, along comes Mighty Dog ADVENTURES! Not only DOES the site HAVE AN EXCITING GAME, it is full of exciting videos to watch  and articles to read…and you MIGHT just win $2,000 in cash when you sign up! While playing the game, exciting opportunities are […]

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Product Review: Triple Sure Natural Flea & Tick Spray

Product Review: Triple Sure Natural Flea & Tick Spray

Bear was one day from being put down when we rescued him, love at first sight for me —- simple-minded with a crooked jaw and crooked teeth! Every summer is a nightmare for this ol’ guy. His fur is thin and his skin is supersensative, so the flies and ticks go after him like open-hunting until he is nothing but open sores everywhere. But after using Triple Sure, it is like having a protective guard around him at all times!

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Foster Home Found for Katrina Canine Survivor!

We received notice today from Stella’s Hope that Larry, the pit-bull Lab mix that had survived Katrina, had found a foster home for dogs yesterday. He had been on a cement run in a shelter for over a year, and was developing sores and dermadectic mange from it. Our recent article on “Katrina Canine Survivor – Gentle Larry” was published June 8th in the hopes of helping find the guy a home. Whatever the reason, Larry is now in a loving foster home. Hopefully soon he can be permanently adopted for his much needed forever home.

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