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Tue, 04/24/2018 - 01:38Marni Wedin“Lively, reverent, and emotive” just begins to describe the dog portraits of Texas-based artist Dyanna Bruno. Through Pop Art tenets and bold colours, Bruno captures the intangible, exuberant adoration we have for our dogs.Site Sections: ArtIssue: 10.1 Spring 2011
Thu, 04/19/2018 - 14:00Honour the animals in your lives by supporting a pet in need in your communityHonour the animals in your lives by supporting a pet in need in your community Here at Modern Dog, a large part of our mission (and who we are as people, too!) is to support the efforts of organizations and companies that work tirelessly to assist abused, neglected or homeless dogs. One of those amazing companies is the Pet Valu family of stores (includes Pet Valu, Paulmac’s Pet Food and Bosley’s)—which is one of the largest retail operations providing essential and innovative pet supplies to pet owners across North America.
Fri, 04/13/2018 - 14:08The Westin Missions Hills Golf Resort & Spa launches a LGBTQ wedding package for couples and their pupsEleanor MunkWe've finally found the dream wedding: one that not only pampers brides and grooms, but their pups as well! The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa, located in Rancho Mirage, California, has officially launched their new Tuxes & Tails LGBTQ wedding package. This awesome package is fabulously pup-friendly, making sure that all "pups of honour" are just as prepared for the big day as their parents are. We've finally found the dream wedding: one that not only pampers brides and grooms, but their pups as well! The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa, located in Rancho Mirage, California, has officially launched their new Tuxes & Tails LGBTQ wedding package. This awesome package is fabulously pup-friendly, making sure that all "pups of honour" are just as prepared for the big day as their parents are. Site Sections: Dog Life
Tue, 04/10/2018 - 09:45All dogs are at risk for Chagas disease, a potentially fatal disease that affects the heart and other organ systemsTexas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical SciencesWhether your dog stays outside for hours at a time or is primarily an inside dog, all dogs are at risk for Chagas disease, a potentially fatal disease that affects the heart and other organ systems. Chagas disease is caused by the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, which is spread to dogs through insects in the Reduviidae family, also commonly known as cone-nose or kissing bugs.Site Sections: Health
April 5, 2018Do you have a high energy dog that seems to go, go, go, and never run out of energy? Do you try to give him a walk a few times a week but he’s pretty much screaming at you the whole time: “More! More! More!” while straining forward on the leash? You could always jog with him but you’ve probably ruled that out because, well… jogging. BUT you know he craves and needs it. Well before you resign yourself to being a bad pet owner who hinders his dog’s health and well-being, we’ve got a solution:  It’s called LeashBuddy and it’s a dog leash that attaches to your bike.   We know what you’re thinking – heck, we were skeptical too, but this thing actually works! First off, you’re probably wondering: IS THIS EVEN SAFE? Rest assured, after months of testing it absolutely is and dogs love it! In fact, a leisurely bike ride is about 8 mph which is the perfect speed to have him easily trot alongside your bike. At this speed many dogs are even pulling forward wanting to go faster! Obviously, every dog has a different pace but that’s the beauty of this – you can easily go slower or faster and they’ll get the perfect amount of exercise. The next obvious question is: What happens if my dog bolts after a squirrel?  
Tue, 04/03/2018 - 10:29Stray Rescue of St. Louis rescues an abandoned Pit Bull Terrier from a dark basementEleanor MunkPit Bull Terrier jumps and skips for joy after being rescued from an abandoned, filthy basement by the Stray Rescue of St. Louis. She is later dubbed Jumping Bean for her cute wiggling and jumping! Check out the video here. Stories like this are so tragic, but it gives us hope that rescues are working tirelessly to improve the lives of dogs all over the world! When a house was recently sold in St. Louis, Missouri, the new owner came into the basement to find that a Pit Bull Terrier was chained in the dark, filthy basement. Unsure how long the poor dog had been there, the owner called the Stray Rescue of St. Louis.Site Sections: Videos
Mon, 04/02/2018 - 14:34Highlights from the pet industry's largest tradeshow!The Modern Dog and Modern Cat team had SUCH a great time in Orlando at Global Pet Expo… despite the pouring rain and tornado warning! Everyone came out full force to celebrate APPA & PIDA’s milestone anniversaries, as well as meet and greet with peers from the pet industry. We’re already excited for next year, but for now, here’s a breakdown of some of our favorite products and things we saw! The Modern Dog and Modern Cat team had SUCH a great time in Orlando at Global Pet Expo… despite the pouring rain and tornado warning! Everyone came out full force to celebrate APPA & PIDA’s milestone anniversaries, as well as meet and greet with peers from the pet industry. We’re already excited for next year, but for now, here’s a breakdown of some of our favorite products and things we saw!   DoglineSite Sections: Dog Life
March 29, 2018 Helen Woodward Animal Center Welcomes the Arrival of More Orphan Pets from Hurricane Harvey Devastated Areas Tomorrow, Helen Woodward Animal Center will welcome 52 orphan puppies, as they arrive from a miraculous multi-state road trip spearheaded by volunteers from Houston-based shelter partner – Operations Pets Alive!.  The west coast placement of these furry Texans is the result of ongoing efforts to alleviate the growing orphan pet problem exacerbated by major destruction caused by last year’s Hurricane Harvey.  The media is invited to greet the Houston orphan puppies (TOMORROW – MARCH 30TH @ NOON) as they arrive at the Center for the start of their happily-ever-afters.  Operations Pets Alive! and Helen Woodward Animal Center cemented their bond last year when the Texas rescue group reached out for help during 2017’s devastating Hurricane Harvey.  Sixty-four stranded orphan dogs and cats, pulled by the Houston non-profit, all volunteer organization, were flown to Helen Woodward Animal Center in Rancho Santa Fe thanks to the help of Southwest Airlines.  Although months have passed and the Houston area continues to work to rebuild, the overwhelming amount of wreckage left in the storm’s wake, coupled by less stringent Texas spay & neuter ordinances, have made the homeless-southern-puppy situation, more desperate than ever.   Answering the call of these pets in need, 38 orphan Houston puppies were flown to Helen Woodward Animal Center on...
Thu, 03/22/2018 - 10:07One of the hottest new trends in healthy eating is now easily accessible for your furry family members! Coconut oil is a great-tasting and nutritious addition to your pet’s diet with health benefits from nose to tail! The good fats in coconut oil are what give it superfood status; they can improve digestion, immune system support, metabolic function, and create a sleek and glossy coat.Site Sections: Nutrition
March 21, 2018 USA Network’s second annual broadcast of the BEVERLY HILLS DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA will air on Easter Sunday, April 1, at 6/5c. The competition, which is co-hosted by legendary dog show judge David Frei and actor John O’Hurley, will also include Maria Menounos, the host of SiriusXM’s “Conversations with Maria,” and the weekly podcast of the same name, as red-carpet correspondent and Mary Carillo reporting from backstage.  Fans can tune in to see dog loving celebrities such as “American Ninja Warrior” co-host Akbar Gbajabiamila, Dr. Evan Antin (People magazine’s Pet Vet), Stella Maeve (THE MAGICIANS), Marcc Rose and Wavyy Jonez (UNSOLVED: THE MURDERS OF TUPAC AND THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G.) and more on the red carpet and in the crowd as these glamorous pooches square off to win the top prize. Flynn, the 2018 best in show winner at Westminster Dog Show, will also be in attendance. This year, Purina is encouraging pet owners to participate in the “Every Dog is a Star” program by posting photos or videos on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram showing how their dog is the true star of the family. For every original post submitted between March 26 and April 8, using the hashtag #BHDogShow and tagging @Purina, Purina will donate five dollars (up to $25,000) to Mutt-i-grees, a program run by North Shore Animal League America. Mutt-i-grees...
March 19, 2018 What Is An Emotional Support Dog? An emotional support dog is a pet that provides comfort and relief to those with disabilities. These dogs aredifferent than service dogs because they do not perform tasks for their owners. Instead, they provide security and love which relieves at least one symptom of their owner’s disability. These animals are often used to help those with anxiety, mental or emotional conditions. Service Dogs vs Emotional Support Dogs It is important to understand the difference between service dogs and emotional support dogs, as they are very different. A service dog is categorized as medical equipment for their owners. They are trained specifically to perform certain tasks their owners cannot complete on their own. Some examples are seeing eye dogs that help their owners cross the street or dogs that help owners do chores around the house. Service dogs are permitted to go places most pets cannot go because their owners need their help. These animals are prescribed to owners who need emotional support and stability. These dogs do not perform tasks for their owners, but simply improve their quality of life through emotional connection and support. Since the dogs are not required to perform tasks, there is no specific training needed....
March 19, 2018 bioDOGradable Bags has joined 1% for the Planet, pledging to donate 1% of annual sales to support nonprofit organizations focused on the environment. bioDOGradable works to offer a patented vegetable blend as an eco-friendly alternative to harmful plastic bags in order to help prevent plastic pollution. With the current state of our environment ravaged by micro-plastics, something more needed to be done. Now, bioDOGradable’s pet waste bags are the first to help fund the fight against plastic pollution. Ourgoal is to prevent future plastic pollution, while also repairing the damage that has already been done. ● As a new member of 1% For the Planet, bioDOGradable Bag’s donations help support the environmental nonprofit, The 5Gyres Institute; a movement to empower action against the global health crisis of plastic pollution through science, education, and adventure. ● bioDOGradable Bags is a certified Green Business by Green America and is also a proud member of the environmental initiatives, Break Free From Plastic, Plastic Pollution Coalition, and Pet Sustainability Coalition. bioDOGradable believes in working beyond just providing a product by also contributing to powerful movements for positive environmental change. Collectively, 1% for the Planet Members have donated more than $175 million to environmental nonprofits to-date. “We are thrilled to welcome bioDOGradable Bags to our global network,” said Kate Williams, CEO of 1% for the Planet. “Currently,...
March 19, 2018 Petique incorporates beautiful design and excellent engineering in all our products. With quality bike tires and EVA foam grip for long lasting comfort, our lightweight All Terrain Pet Joggers are not only made to run smoothly, they are also made to be an overall enjoyable ride for your pets. We all know dogs need their exercise, but there are also times when dogs can really use a pet jogger. If you own a pet jogger or have ever considered owning one, then you have an idea of how beneficial pet joggers are. Below are the seven reasons why dogs need pet joggers in their life.   Benefits of Pet Joggers              Did your dog just get groomed or you simply do not like having wet dogs in the house? Petique's All Terrain Pet Joggers come with a rain cover to protect your pets from getting wet and other harsh weather. The concrete can get extremely hot during the summer and extremely cold during the winter. Putting your dog in the pet jogger protects your dog's paws from getting burned. The pet jogger also provides shade, protecting your dog from overheating.
Thu, 03/15/2018 - 12:00Did you know that fleas and ticks can transmit dangerous diseases to your pets?Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical SciencesDid you know that fleas and ticks can transmit dangerous diseases to your pets? We all know that pets are prone to getting fleas and ticks, but did you know that these pesky parasites could transmit dangerous diseases to your pet? Maria Esteve-Gasent, assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, explained everything pet owners need to know about Lyme disease, a tick-borne illness.Site Sections: Health
March 12, 2018Do you have an older dog that’s slowing down, or is no longer able to participate in the activities they used to love like going for walks, running, or playing?  Research shows that 90% of older dogs have osteoarthritis in at least one joint, so that could be the reason your pup’s activities are more limited than they used to be. Many pet parents have tried prescription anti-inflammatories to treat arthritis symptoms, or have given their pet a glucosamine and chondroitin supplement, but find that their dog is still having problems.  If that’s the case, it might be time to try something different – Technyflex® Premium Joint Supplement with New Zealand Greenlipped Mussel.  Greenlipped Mussel:  You’ve probably never heard of the New Zealand Greenlipped Mussel (GLM), which is a shame, because this little shellfish with the funny name is one of nature’s best-kept secrets for treating arthritis and improving joint health.  Greenlipped Mussels grow in the pristine ocean waters of New Zealand where they are exposed to abundant sunlight, which creates an array of healthy nutrients and enzymes. Unique Anti-Inflammatory Nutrition:  The unique nutritional content of GLM includes special types of omega fatty acids,which are scientifically proven to inhibit and block inflammation pathways in the body, thus reducing pain and inflammation effectively...
March 12, 2018As a dog owner, the safety and wellbeing of your pet is a top priority. But of course, dogs and humans don't share the same language – so it can be difficult to tell when your dog is in pain. Some of the signs a dog is in pain are easy to spot, such as limping or a visible wound. But other signs of pain may be more difficult to identify. In this post, we'll take a look at 7 of the most common warning signs a dog is in pain. Keep an eye out for these to make sure your buddy doesn't suffer in silence. 1) Constant Grooming It's normal for dogs to groom themselves, but if the behavior becomes compulsive and excessive it could be a sign of pain. Pay particular attention if your dog starts to obsessively lick a localized area of his body. Dogs will often lick where it hurts, even if the pain is internal. If your dog starts grooming excessively – especially if he's paying close attention to one area of his body – it's a good idea to take him to the veterinarian for a checkup.  2) Being More Vocal  One of the signs a dog is in pain is increased vocalization. Is your dog making more noise than usual? If so, he could be trying to tell you that he’s in pain.  Look...
March 12, 2018 In 2002, Linda Stowe founded a website and an email list called Dodgerslist as a central place to share information with dog owners.  It was named in honor of a dog named Dodger who was possibly euthanized prematurely because the owners and vets were not educated on all the available treatments.  The website today is now a premier educational website. Information culled from the foremost veterinarians successful in treating this disease is made available to the public via the website.      Dodgerslist is an all-volunteer organization of five moderators bringing experienced talents who contribute to writing, website development, and design of all educational materials including a quarterly newsletter. Each has years of personal experience with IVDD dogs plus big hearts and patience to help panicked owners with questions on the forum at dodgerslist.boards.net  The forum, also called Dodgerslist, provides phenomenal emotional support to cope with the disease plus at-home-care information to make sure each dog has the very best opportunity to heal. After a few weeks, many owners lose all hope that their dogs will walk again and euthanize their pets unnecessarily based on their own interpretation of how a dog perceives ambulation. Dogs are not embarrassed or depressed by paralysis. They do live happy, normal, fulfilling lives with the assistance of a wheelchair if necessary and...
Fri, 03/02/2018 - 10:24These pups are all decked out in green for the luckiest, most Irish day of the year!These pups are all decked out in green for the luckiest, most Irish day of the year! We love St. Patrick's Day, and our dogs love joining in on the festivities!  To stay in the Irish spirit, check out this awesome article to learn more about Irish dog breeds! - ERM   1)  Sigmund Site Sections: Dog Life
Mon, 02/26/2018 - 14:00Acknowledging your feelings toward your pet’s death is the first step in healingTexas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical SciencesAcknowledging your feelings toward your pet’s death is the first step in healing For many of us, pets are considered a part of the family. While no one wants to think about their pet’s eventual death, it is an event that all “parents” will face as loving pet owners. Dr. Sarah Griffin, lecturer at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM), said that acknowledging your feelings toward your pet’s death is the first step in healing.Site Sections: Dog Life
Fri, 02/23/2018 - 15:25Professional animal trainer, Emmy Award winning television presenter and author, named the 2018 recipient of Global Pet Expo’s prestigious, annual “Excellence in Journalism and Outstanding Contributions to the Pet Industry Award”Professional animal trainer, Emmy Award winning television presenter and author, named the 2018 recipient of Global Pet Expo’s prestigious, annual “Excellence in Journalism and Outstanding Contributions to the Pet Industry Award” The American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA) are pleased to announce the host of CBS’s hit show, “Lucky Dog,” Brandon McMillan as the 2018 recipient of Global Pet Expo’s annual Excellence in Journalism and Outstanding Contributions to the Pet Industry Award.   Site Sections: NewsBite