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Monday
Sep112017

Do You Want to Stop Animal Testing?

It's been a beautiful weekend and now it's time to tackle something a bit more serious. Your dogs will thank you for reading.. 

In an article by Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) on August 22nd, Cleveland Clinic ends their involvement in using live dogs for emergency medical training for residents!

Not only will thousands of dogs no longer go through tortureous conditions, but "the medical training technologies available today provide the best educational experience, as they are designed to reflect the complexities of the human body." Thanks to the numerous petitions out there and big action by PCRM, change is possible!

That's one more down.. with many to go! PCRM began lawsuits to sue Wayne State for using dogs for heart failure experiments and are still working to end these practices. Visit PCRM for more information on Wayne State's practices.

HOW DO I HELP THE DOGS AT WAYNE STATE?

Sign this petition by the The Animal Rescue Site that urges the President of Wayne State to make serious changes.

Thank you all for reading! We hope you share so we can end animal cruelty while providing better education based on far stronger ethics.

Tuesday
Sep052017

Get Out of Here!

 

Who doesn't enjoy the excitment of planning your next trip, checking up on your frequent flyer miles, and knowing the holidays are around the corner!

Check out The Telegraph's list of 20 Best Destinations to Visit in 2017! 

Happy Travels!

 

Monday
Aug282017

While Burners are Away

Whether you have no interest in Burning Man or you just simply decided not to attend this year, you know there's no excuse not to get out and play this week!

Once the exodus from San Francisco to Black Rock City has made way, you know the feeling of a city missing a huge portion of its citizens. The line at Bi-Rite is shorter, Dolores Park is just less crowded, even the insanity of crossing the city decreases. 

So get out there! Visit that restaurant you claim is "always too busy" or finally try that lavender ice cream everyone's been talking about. In our ever growing city, you can thank Burning Man for giving us a week of relief. And remember to greet your burner neighbors graciously as they return home. After all, they did just rock an entire week in the desert ;)

Monday
Aug072017

Calls for Balls!

"No please papa.. I need not more balls for my entertainments!" - said no dog ever.. 

The endless search for your dog's favorite ball! Or the ball that won't self destruct in 5 seconds.. Does it ever end? 

Dog Journal's 2017 Best Toy Balls for Dogs article is a hilarious yet helpful tool to figure out what balls for what price and attemps to slow down the endless (fun for your dog) cycle of ball-buying! 

Good luck and Dogspeed. 

 

 

Wednesday
Jul262017

Re: Summer Time Dental Check

It's sometimes shocking to me that so many of us live with dogs and never think of looking at their teeth.

Like us, dogs can develop problems with their teeth that can affect their overall health. But in comparison to us, their lives are much shorter - and they develop dental problems much more quickly. In fact, if these problems are neglected, they can actually shorten your dog's life. Cavities are the biggest problem for human teeth, but the accumulation of plaque and the development of tartar (also called dental calculus) is the most serious dental problem for dogs. Tartar builds up on the teeth, forming a concrete-like crust on the teeth at the gum line. It also forms under the gums, which helps bacteria get under the gums and proliferate. The resulting infection causes the gums to appear red, swollen, and irritated. This condition, also known as gingivitis, can lead to deeper infections. Infection can also damage the ligaments and bone that anchor the teeth, making them susceptible to loss. Because of the rich blood supply to the mouth, the infection can also spread systemically, making your dog quite ill and/or affecting his heart, kidneys, and liver. This chronic condition can prematurely age your dog. 

So the next time you're in cuddling mode, take a look at your best friends teeth just to make sure everything is pearly.