Monthly Archives: January 2011

‘Who Moved My Mouse?’

“Who Moved My Mouse?: A Self-Help Book for Cats (Who Don’t Need Any Help),” by Dena Harris and Mr. Nom-Noms, illustrations by Ann Boyajin,, 2010, Ten Speed Press, $12.99 (paperback). ISBN: 978-1-58008-356-0 A cute and funny little book about cats, … Continue reading

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‘Rescue Ink: Tough Guys on a Mission to Keep Our Animals Safe’

“Rescue Ink: Tough Guys on a Mission to Keep Our Animals Safe,” by Rescue Ink with Denise Flaim, Plume, published by the Penguin Group, first Plume printing December 2010, $16 (paperback) ISBN: 978-0-670-02116-1 (hardcover); ISBN: 978-0-452-29647-3 (paperback) Writer Denise Flaim … Continue reading

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Missouri Senate panel OKs changes to dog breeding law

A Missouri Senate panel has given its approval to a bill changing the state law for dog breeders. The Senate agriculture committee endorsed legislation Thursday that would modify a ballot measure approved by voters in November. The bill would delete … Continue reading

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New ‘Pit Boss’ airs Saturday

The new season of “Pit Boss” begins at 10 p.m. Saturday on Animal Planet. For more information, visit

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A sound dogs LOVE (but people don’t)

From Dr. Jon, Many dog owners have asked me about their pets’ love of plastic water bottles. Why do they love to chew on empty water bottles? It’s the crunching sound. It can give people goose bumps but dogs … Continue reading

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‘Pukka: The Pup After Merle’

“Pukka: The Pup After Merle,” by Ted Kerasote, author of “Merle’s Door,” (as told by Pukka), 2010, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Co., $18.5 (hardcover). ISBN: 978-0-547-38608-9 This book contains lots of adorable photos of Pukka as a puppy, and as … Continue reading

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Reminder: World of Pets Expo today through Sunday

The 10th annual World of Pets Expo will be Friday through Sunday, Jan. 28 to 30, at Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, MD. The event includes a parade of breeds, entertainment, pet products and services, workshops, seminars and demonstrations. Special … Continue reading

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’42 Rules to Fight Dog Cancer’

“42 Rules to Fight Dog Cancer: Real Stories and Practical Approaches to Dealing with Dog Cancer ” by Aimee Quemuel, foreword by Laurie Kaplan, first printing August 2010, SuperStar Press,, $19.95. Paperback ISBN: 978-1-60773-030-9 (1-60773-030-8); eBook ISBN: 978-1-60773-031-6 This … Continue reading

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Got a small dog? Beware of acorns!

From Dr. Jon, I wanted to share a story with you today about a toy poodle named Howie. I hope that it helps protect your dog. Things happen so quickly -knowing this could save your dog’s life some day. … Continue reading

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Susquehanna Service Dogs seeks puppy raisers

Susquehanna Service Dogs is seeking puppy raisers for two expected litters. The Labrador retriever puppies will be trained to become service or hearing dogs in support of adults and children with disabilities. Assistance dogs may pull manual wheelchairs, open doors, … Continue reading

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