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10th Annual Dog-Gone Easter Egg Hunt (April 8, 2017)

On April 8th the 10th Annual Dog Gone Easter Egg Hunt will happen at The RAC, (Regional Athletic Center of Lacey) .

Join us in giving canine buddies for a fun-filled day with the focus all on them. All proceeds go to three local charities:Feline Friends, Concern for Animals, and Emmit’s Magic Animal Rescue.

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Dogs Are A Victim’s Best Friend (Official Court Canine)

I love knowing that several area courts have hired specially trained canine staff members whose job is to provide comfort to victims. Service dogs do seem to love their jobs.

“Thurston County Courthouse canine provides comfort: Two-year-old black lab specially trained to comfort crime victims” by Amelia Dickson http://www.chronline.com/crime/thurston-county-courthouse-canine-provides-comfort/article_236182c0-ad85-11e5-9999-439c47a7bcd0.html

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Anxiety Can Contribute To Dogs Going Gray

The Late, Great Cooper with his distinguished gray muzzle. (Photo courtesy of Steve Campion)

This sounds like a very small study that is based on some subjectivity, but I have to say… I’ve wondered about this, too.

“Stress makes dogs go grey as well as humans” by Henry Bodkin from The Telegraph 19 Dec . . . → Read More: Anxiety Can Contribute To Dogs Going Gray

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When The Breaking-Down Process Is Broken Down (Pancreatitis In Dogs And Cats)

An inflamed pancreas (pancreatitis) is the most common exocrine pancreatic disease in cats and dogs. In animals with this condition, the digestive enzymes leave the pancreas –where they break down proteins and fat in foods – and move out into the rest of the body where the enzymes begin to digest proteins and fats in . . . → Read More: When The Breaking-Down Process Is Broken Down (Pancreatitis In Dogs And Cats)

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Urinary Block Busters (Treating Urinary/Bladder Stones)

Urinary stones are clusters of mineral crystals in the urinary tract. They’re often called bladder stones because 85% of dog and cat urinary stones are in the bladder. Veterinarians and researchers also refer to them as uroliths or cystic calculi.

Struvite stones. Photo courtesy of Joel Mills.

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