• Dog

    California to phase out use of blood from caged dogs

    SACRAMENTO —  California will phase out the controversial use of blood from caged dogs in pet hospitals under a bill signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Saturday. Under the new law, veterinarians in the state will be able to operate canine blood banks similar to the voluntary model used for people, which is anticipated to help increase the amount of lifesaving supplies needed to heal injured or ailing pets. A national shortage of dog blood has left veterinarians scrambling for limited supplies. California currently requires that all animal blood purchased by veterinarians come from two privately owned companies that house  

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  • Cat

    No Dogs Allowed: More than 70 Artists Present a Show of Cat Art in L.A.

     Art Photography #cats #collage #humor #painting #paper #sculpture October 7, 2021 Grace Ebert Alexandra Dillon. All images courtesy of Cat Art Show, shared with permission More than 70 artists feature cats as their muse for a feline-centric group exhibition that scratches well beyond the tropes associated with the frisky creatures. Now in its fourth iteration, the Cat Art Show features sculptures, paintings, collages, and a variety of other works by artists from 16 countries—Ravi Zupa (previously), Lola Dupré (previously), and Aniela Sobieski (previously) are among them—that capture the feisty antics, adorable wide-eyed stares, and stealthy adventures of both  

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    Caged dogs used to be sole source of canine blood supply in California. That’s about to change

    Animal health technicians Sasha Hickman-Beoshanz, left, and Dyne Handing prepare to draw blood from Merlyn, a wirehaired pointer, at the UC Davis Veterinary Hospital as part of a volunteer donation program. (David Butow / For The Times) California will phase out the controversial use of blood from caged dogs in pet hospitals under a bill signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Saturday. Under the new law, veterinarians in the state will be able to operate canine blood banks similar to the voluntary model used for people, which is anticipated to help increase the amount of lifesaving supplies needed to heal  

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    23 Of The Funniest Tweets About Cats And Dogs This Week (Oct. 2-8)

    EntertainmentReuters Videos Volunteers take in La Palma’s homeless pets This makeshift shelter is housing hundreds of homeless petsafter their owners were forced to flee from the Cumbre Vieja volcanoLocation: La Palma, SpainMembers of the Benawara Plant and Animal Protection Societyscoured the island for potential foster homesin the days leading up to the eruptionBut large-scale damage led them to step up their effortsand convert a school playground into a coordination centre(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) DOG TRAINER AND SUBDIRECTOR WITH THE BENAWARA PLANT AND ANIMAL PROTECTION SOCIETY, ESAU FUMERO, SAYING:”We have rescued around 140 dogs, maybe more, 60 to 70 cats, goats, sheep,  

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    Guardian angel: a dog lover creates a close-knit community in a London park | Dogs

    Mark Davis carries around photographs of his now- deceased dogs Bonnie, Smokey, Zola and Bobby, and shows them to people who attend the free dog socialisation sessions he has run every morning in Norwood Park, south-east London, for 18 years. “During lockdown, Mark was always there, and someone to talk to,” says Caspar Melville, an academic who nominated Davis for this column after taking his dog to the sessions. “He’s a local legend.” The sessions started organically. “I had my dogs and I’d always bring water and treats in a bag,” says Davis, 62. “Other dogs would run up  

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  • Animal Nutrition

    Is a vegan diet for dogs REALLY good for them? Pet nutritionist reveals best diet to feed your pooch

    Dog owners these days are well and truly spoilt for choice when it comes to picking a diet for their canine companions.    From grain-free to raw and even hand-cooked fresh food, not only are pooch parents faced with the dilemma of what’s best nutritionally, but also the cost implication and practicalities involved. Unconventional doggy diets are rising in popularity; Lewis Hamilton recently sparked a furious backlash on social media after boasting about his bulldog Roscoe’s planet-saving vegan diet – while sitting on a gas-guzzling private jet. The hound has been on plant-based meals for the last two years.  Over  

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    Separation anxiety in dogs | CNN Underscored

    CNN —   With offices in some areas going back to business as usual, our days working on the couch with our pets at our feet may be numbered. But while you could be ready to trade in elastic waist pants for real clothes and Zoom for a conference room, your pet likely holds a different opinion. Big changes in routine can shake up even the most stoic of pups. (And yes, maybe even a cat.) The transition may be extra challenging if your fur baby is one of the many lucky pets adopted during the pandemic. After all, they may  

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    NBC’s Clear the Shelters campaign kicks off with special airlift of 150 at-risk dogs and cats from Louisiana

    Posted: Aug 23, 2021 / 01:22 PM CDT / Updated: Aug 23, 2021 / 01:28 PM CDT NEW ORLEANS, La. (NBC) – Monday marked the start of NBC’s annual, month-long “Clear the Shelters” campaign, which was kicked off with a special airlift of 150 at-risk dogs and cats from all over Louisiana. Clear the Shelters returns Returns With 2021 Adopt & Donate Campaign The animals were gathered up from eight different shelters across Louisiana that were dealing with serious overpopulation issues. Dogs will be flown to Morristown, N.J., where they’ll receive medical treatment if necessary, and then be put up  

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