Documentary Spotlights Plight of Mexican Dogs

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Macho culture, argues {Dallas-based director Bill} Buchanan, goes some way to explaining why Mexicans are so reluctant to sterilize their male dogs. This sounds like it would be very difficult to watch. It's called "Companions to None (Companeros de Nadie)." The hourlong film is an unflinching commentary on the overpopulation of stray dogs in Mexico, who even outnumber us humans in some regions.

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Physicians Committee Accuses University of Washington of Cruelty to Ferrets

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The UW is "using an educational method that, in our view, is not justifiable," said Dr. John Pippin, a Dallas cardiologist who helped write the complaint. I live in Seattle and I am always skeptical of how the UW treats its lab animals. I had never heard of the use of ferrets in medical research though. News to me. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine claims these are unnecessary procedures, even though the ferrets are apparently anesthesized during the process.

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Pet Safety During Home Improvements

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She lives in Dallas. Simple tips to keep pets happy and safe while you work. Infants and pets can present an interesting challenge when you want to get some repairs or remodeling done around the house and the dangers aren’t always obvious. Here are a few potential issues to look out for, and what you can do about them. Get your pet to safety before starting work. The very best way to keep pets safe during home improvement is to get them out of the house before you start working.

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Lovely Cozy Spaces for Our Furry Friends

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Traditional Home Office by Dallas Media And Blogs Sarah Greenman. Give your bona fide, furry members of the family an integrated cozy and stylish space of their own in your home. More and more families nowadays keep their furry friends indoors. If your family is thinking of remodeling your home to integrate your pets’ living quarters, make sure that their sleeping quarters are as cozy (and stylish) as yours! Here are a few ideas that might work in your home: Shared Bedroom.

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Fur Free Fashion Show Winners Announced

Critter News

Third Place (The Student Award): Kyle Ramirez, a design student at The Art Institute of Dallas, for his “Cotton Candy Dress” that creates the illusion of something “soft and weightless like fur and cotton candy” but uses cascading ruffles, antiqued satin fabric, artificial flowers and beads, to achieve that illusion. Received this press release yesterday.

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Water Worries—How We're Drugging Other Species

Animal Ethics

Orlando; Dallas; and Phoenix have tested positive for an array of pharmaceuticals — analgesics, antibiotics, antidepressants, antihistamines, anti-hypertension drugs and anti-seizure medications. People used to worry that water fluoridation programs were part of a Communist plot. Today, people have to worry about much more than fluoride in their water.

Book: Scent of the Missing

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Susannah Charleson, author of Scent of the Missing: Love & Partnership with a Search-and-Rescue Dog, works as a handler with her partner, a Golden Retriever named Puzzle, for the Metro Area Rescue K9 unit in Dallas, Texas, a volunteer canine search-and-rescue (SAR) team responding to local, state, and national search and recovery cases. I recently got a chance to read a book called Scent of the Missing: Love and Partnership with a Search-and-Rescue Dog. Wow, and wow.

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