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Avril is one of 26 dogs that made the long trip from Ennis, Texas to Washington state.  She is now living happily in a foster home learning about life in a house setting awaiting someone to adopt her.

Rescue is Just the Beginning

When it comes to saving dogs’ lives, animal rescue has no boundaries for Ginger Luke of Seattle and Melissa Lingk of Tacoma. Both receive their share of angry e-mails for bringing in animals from far outside the Puget Sound area, fostering them and then finding “forever homes” for them.

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Trudy’s Battle of Bulge Weighs Heavily on Family

OK, I admit it. I am a fitness freak, particularly when it comes to dogs. And when you see estimates that 40 percent of our canine population is overweight, it’s frightening. A dog is considered overweight, according to veterinarians, if it is 5 per cent to 19 percent above its ideal weight. An obese dog […]

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Canine Influenza Vaccine H3N8

While the swine-flu pandemic and the supply, demand and advisability of an associated vaccine have captured the media’s attention for weeks, an influenza and vaccine have quietly made their way into the forefront of veterinary medicine, too. Canine Influenza Vaccine H3N8, produced by Intervet Schering-Plough Animal Health, was introduced this summer at the American Veterinary […]

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Seattle P.D.’s Retired Dogs Fund

Imagine, for a minute: Your incredible partner of seven years is slowing up to the point, he no longer is capable of jumping, tunneling and racing over terrain he once traversed with ease. That’s the dilemma Seattle K9 officers are faced with at different points in their careers.

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