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Hydrotherapy has been in use for centuries as a form of health promotion and rehabilitation for humans and, more recently, animals.  One of the leading locations for canine hydrotherapy and rehabilitation is Cotswold Dog Spa, on the campus of Hartpury College in the UK. A 5 year-old Labrador stands, and now runs, as living testament to the value of this type of program. Poppy arrived at the…

Samson was found, dumped in a farmer’s fields out in Kansas.  Now, the wonderful people that have rescued him, and helped him get on the road to recovery, are also looking for help in finding the person or people that are responsible for his mistreatment.  Six months into his ordeal, and he is looking and getting better.  However, there was…

Their’s is a special bond. Savannah’s mom knew a dog would help her daughter, Savannah, deal better with autism if she had a companion.  After several trips to shelters, Frankie and Savannah had and instant connection.  Savannah is able to interact with Frankie in ways that she cannot with humans.  Savannah has autism.  It is the very definition of unconditional…

Jax was just starting to train as a psychiatric service dog when his owner, Tiffany Kay Meyer, noticed there was discharge in his left eye and some facial swelling.  It took several visits to the vet as the initial diagnoses were incorrect until it was discovered he had Canine Blastomycosis, a fungal infection. Tiffany her husband have been burning through their emergency fund for…

The average male golden retriever weighs between 65 and 75 pounds. But when Newport Beach Animal Control officers answered a call about a dog dumped on the beach they were surprised to find one who was more in the ballpark of 120. The dog they called Henry, as cheery and friendly as any golden you might know, was carrying a…

While there is controversy over the safety of heartworm medications like Trifexis, there is no arguing that heartworms are a killer of many dogs.  We ask that you please share this message so all dog owners, especially those who have their dogs outdoors a lot, are aware of how important it is to give their pets medication that will prevent…

Alida and her dog Mr. Gibbs are more than just best friends.  Mr. Gibbs provides a rather unique service for her.  He is specially trained to be able to carry life saving oxygen for Alida, whom as an infant was diagnosed with Neuroendocrine Call Hyperplasia or NEI. If you ever have had a chance to see the two of them…

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