Blog Entries ( Dog Safety )

Rescue dog makes life-saving blood donation to ailing K-9 officer

September 25th, 2013
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A Rutherford County K-9 officer has gotten a second chance on life, thanks to another dog who is in need of rescuing, himself. Ely, a 3-year-old Belgian Malinois, was helping deputies search for a shooting suspect Sunday, when he showed signs of heat distress. Deputies gave him water and let him rest, and then let him off the lead so he could search at his own pace. But ...

Pit bull rescued from dog-fighting ring gets new life thanks to Cleveland-area groups

February 20th, 2013
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Rescuers are hoping one dog’s plight will put dog fighting on the radar. A pit bull named Radar, was flown into the Cuyahoga County Airport on a single-engine plane from Westchester Pennsylvania just after 1:30 p.m. Monday. Matthew Kiener, a pilot from New Jersey, read a blog about a dog that needed a flight and flew at the chance to help. Radar’s last owners left him in ...

Firefighters save dog’s life

January 30th, 2013
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Life-saving, dramatic rescues are what firefighters train for, and Bedford’s fire department was prepared for the task Tuesday. But they weren’t racing to save the life of a person. Bedford’s fire department is equipped to help victims whether they have two legs or four. Anyone who visited Kwik Kar Lube in Bedford, Texas knew about the owner’s dog, Jake. “If I was cashing someone out, he wanted to ...

Protect Your Dog from Summer’s Heat

June 30th, 2012
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Dogs can die in hot cars. And no wonder. According to the AAA Chicago Motor Club, when it's 85 degrees outdoors, and even with the windows open for cross-circulation, the dashboard of a car will heat up to 170 degrees in 15 minutes. "How hot it can get in a car just blows me away," says Dr. Mike Cavanaugh, executive director and ...

Make Sure Your Dog Steers Clear of Foxtails

June 10th, 2012

It is foxtail season, and a booming one it is. Foxtails are seed awns produced by a number of non-native grasses. They're sort of torpedo shaped with tiny barbs that allow them to stick to anything to which they come in contact - including fur on animals. Once attached, problems can occur. Because the barbs are angled to allow forward progress and disallow ...