Search and rescue dogs do their jobs despite travel stress

URBANA, Ill. – When disaster strikes, you want the very best tools, functioning at their peak. In the case of catastrophic earthquakes, tornadoes, or even bombings in war zones, those tools are search and rescue dogs. But researchers have found that getting dogs to disaster sites can add to the animals’ stress.

“We’ve spent $16 billion in this country trying to come up with a machine that can sniff better than dogs, and we haven’t done it yet. Search and rescue animals can save lives, protect our soldiers in the field, and locate survivors after a disaster. We want to know how we can manage them so we can protect their performance, because their performance impacts human lives. That’s the reason behind what we do,” says Erin Perry, an assistant professor in the Department of Animal Science, Food and Nutrition at Southern Illinois University.

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Picture your pet in this fantastic custom made frame!

If it isn't obvious this is a pet website and of course we really love our pets here!  We really encourage LOTS of pictures and stories about how you play and live with your pet (remember "Live in the moment!").  Today we are going to show you how to make a wonderful picture frame that's perfect for all those photos you have of your "best friend"!

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Discover the healthy benefits of pet ownership!

We all know how great it is to have a pet!  They comfort us and make us feel welcomed regardless of the type of day we've had.  They never judge us and their always there for us.  We found a great article on a website (www.everydayhealth.com) that we wanted to share with all our pet lovers.  Run over and take a look.  We know you'll enjoy the article...  Here's a link to the article:  ...
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Travelling: Should Your Pet Stay or Go?

Travelling: Should Your Pet Stay or Go?

You’ve finally managed to get your well-deserved vacation and wish to spend it exploring the amazing places that your country has to offer? Are Australian roads calling you for a trip full of excitement and adventure? It sounds wonderful. But then, what will you do with your furry pal? Having a pet is a blessing in so many ways, but when it comes to travelling, you may find yourself torn between bringing your pet with you or leaving them at home. Both options come with plenty of worrying on your part; in that sense you need to carefully consider all of your choices and be very realistic.

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How To Keep Your Dog Happy While You’re At Work

No matter how many times you repeat the ritual, the ending results will be the same – crying, squealing, scratching the door and begging you to come back home. Until dogs grasp the concept of capitalism, it’ll remain impossible to explain to your puppy that you’re not abandoning it every time you leave for work. And while it breaks your heart seeing your furry companion so devastated, you need to grit your teeth and come with some innovative and fresh ideas that’ll help you keep your best friend happy while you’re away. These few tips just might give you a proper insight on where to start.

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Molly is resting this evening ... staying at the vet hospital overnight...

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Molly at the vet

Its a very nervous day for us today.  Our little Molly is at the vet having a liver biopsy performed.  Her levels were very elevated and they wanted to check them.  Of immediate concern is that they had issues with her blood this morning.  They did some blood test and her blood will not clot like it should.  I really don't know now how to react to that.  Is that just a symptom of a...
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