Category Archives: Education

A Peace-Loving Pup Ready for Action!

Bark Up A Storm — Support Pups for Peace!

Dogs are no strangers to the service industry; they’re used to working side-by-side with humans as guide dogs for the visually impaired, police assistants, and emotional supporters for those suffering from mental illnesses – but did you know that dogs can also help prevent terrorist attacks? Pups for Peace was founded in 2002 following the Passover Massacre at Israel’s Park Hotel, which resulted in 30 deaths and 120 civilian injuries. PFP is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that helps train explosive-detective dogs to prevent suicide bombings…

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In Honor Of Father’s Day! Dog Moms And The Empty Nest!

Can a mama dog feel post-pawdum after her litter of puppies trots away to a new forever home?   That depends on the mom, said Kristen Collins, director of anti-cruelty behavior services on the ASPCA Anti-Cruelty Behavior Team. “Some mama dogs seem quite pleased when relieved from puppy duty. Raising and nursing pups is hard work! Others show signs of stress when pups are taken from the litter,” said Collins. Signs of stress could include searching for the puppies or seeking more attention from pet…

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Rescue cat !

Animal Friendly Camps For Children!

  SPCA Camps Offer Special Summer Experiences SPCA camps are the optimal choice for the child who loves animals. Led by specially trained volunteers and staff members, groups are small and campers learn everything from puppy petting to kennel cleaning. Featuring hands-on attention and daily interaction with our furry friends, campers enjoy a unique learning experience during these one-week sessions. At San Diego’s Animal Adventure Camp, younger campers enjoy a wide range of exposure to animals and a dose of life lessons for good measure.…

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Does Your Child Want To Be A Little Veterinarian? Here’s their chance…

    Is your child fascinated by animals and nature? There’s an opportunity and place for them to explore the world of veterinary medicine with practicing veterinarians. The NYC Veterinary Specialist located on New York City’s West Side provide classes that teach children; how veterinarians think and work, the use of real tools, different topics ranging from bones to blood to surgery, and live animal contact. The present educator is Dr. David Bessler, an emergency vet at NYC Veterinary Specialists. He spends his days (actually his nights)…

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Sharon Matola

Belizo Zoo – One Woman’s Dream To Save The Endangered Jaguar!

  There is no doubt about it that Sharon Matola is passionate about what she does: saving lives one at a time. The lives of animals that is. The biologist and environmentalist is the founder and director of The Belize Zoo, which is currently the only zoo in the country. Getting to the zoo’s current state was certainly no easy task, but Matola’s determination and passion towards saving the indigenous species of Belize was steadfast. No person was going to stand in her way.  …

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Ruben Toledo

Ruben Toledo Paints A Vivid Picture – Inspired By Animal Subjects And His Designer Wife Isabel

  Artist and designer Ruben Toledo’s creative influence has little, if any, boundaries. He is, as his official biography describes, “at once a painter, sculptor, illustrator, fashion chronicler and critic;” Toledo himself says that he is simply an artist – he “tells stories and invents ideas, and tries to express emotions in a visual way.” From fashion illustrations in books to highly acclaimed exhibitions in museums, to flowing layouts throughout the pages of Vogue magazine, Toledo’s unmatched, surrealist style embraces a beauty and originality that…

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In Honor Of Colorado’s 25% Tax On Marijuana! Furtastic Canines who are “Breaking the Taboo” of Drugs!

Colorado voters approve 25 percent taxes on recreational marijuana   A Colorado measure to impose sales and excise taxes of 25 percent on newly legalized recreational marijuana and earmark the first $40 million in revenue for public schools was approved by voters on Tuesday, Governor John Hickenlooper said. The move showed a willingness on the part of Colorado voters to tax marijuana for the public benefit……   Canines are known for helping fight the war on drugs in police searches and investigations, but as early…

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Planning for Veterinary Exams

Pet Diabetes: Things You Need to Know to Keep Your Pet Healthy!

Pet Diabetes Many people are surprised when they learn a pet is diagnosed with the animal form of a disease that affects people too. When you tell people that your cat has hyperthyroidism or diabetes, most people are astonished. The reason is that these persons had never given it a thought before, because they don’t have pets, or because their pets are healthy. So it doesn’t really matter if this person doesn’t have a pet, but if he/she does, and disregards the seriousness of many…

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Safety Paws Down!

Safety Paws Down – How To Keep Your Pet Safe At Home!

Your pets are a part of your family so you wanting safety for them goes without saying; you want your pets to feel as safe at home as you do. Here are a few tips to keep your pet safe at home and give you peace of mind. Restrict areas that are unsafe: Areas that are unsafe are off limits. You want your pet to have ample space but maintain safety. Dr. Linn Buzhardt D.V.M. a Louisiana veterinarian suggests that it is better to keep…

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Dr. Patrick Maheny with Cardiff


Dr. Patrick Mahaney, a Los Angeles-based holistic veterinarian and practitioner of acupuncture for animals, knows what it’s like to have a pet with a life-threatening illness. His Welsh terrier, Cardiff, suffers from Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA), a condition where an animal’s immune system attacks the body’s red blood cells. Although Cardiff’s illness has been difficult to deal with, his dad has never lost hope. Instead, he’s dedicated his veterinary practice to using a combination of Western and Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine in order to develop…

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