Blog Entries Tagged as dog

  • Jul
  • 31

Finding a Reputable Sitter for Your Animal Companion

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The summer travel season is in full swing. Leaving your animal companion safe and comfortable at home while you travel doesn’t have to (and shouldn’t) mean checking your loved one into a kennel, cattery, or veterinarian’s office, where animals often become stressed, frightened, ill, or even hurt or lost. Ideally, “safe at home” means finding the right …

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  • Apr
  • 2

Remembering Viva

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Remembering Viva

A longtime PETA friend recently contacted us with her story of an adopted shelter dog who added so much to the lives of those around her. We were so moved that we wanted to share her reminiscences with our PETA Prime readers.

I watch Viva stumbling along in the alley, each step now treacherous for her. Once, …

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  • Feb
  • 28

Best of PETA Prime: Does Westminster Promote Doggie Defects?

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The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show and other dog shows are simply overblown beauty pageants. I know because I’ve been to dog shows–many of them. I’ve lost count of the shows I was trundled off to when my dad was showing our family’s Great Pyrenees in obedience trials. She earned her Companion Dog (CD) certification and won a big silver bowl that …

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  • Nov
  • 6

The (Dog) Housing Crisis

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It’s finally here: Election Day. As I head to the polls today, a lot will be on my mind and likely yours too: everything from the economy and the environment to civil rights and unemployment.

One particular housing crisis that may not make the nightly news has been an issue at the front of my mind lately. …

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  • Oct
  • 23

Paper, Plastic, or Dog: Our Disposable Society Takes On a New Life

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Paper, Plastic, or Dog: Our Disposable Society Takes On a New Life

These days, you can’t turn on the TV or look at a magazine without being “greened.” We’re guided to the best green car, the most savory green restaurant, or the most efficient green energy system. Emissions are examined, and thermostats are tightened-and our belts are not far behind. We compost, compact, and conserve, lest our carbon footprint inch …

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  • Jun
  • 13

Spaying Saves the Day

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A 4-year-old pit bull named Sandy owes her life to a spay surgery that came not a moment too soon. Sandy’s guardian had learned from her veterinarian that Sandy had a serious uterine infection, and while spay surgery would probably have cured it immediately, the vet’s bill for the procedure would have been at least $900. Sandy’s owner opted for far less costly …

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  • Jan
  • 18

Myths About Pet Stores and Breeders

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Each year, millions of lost and unwanted dogs and cats end up at animal shelters across the U.S. Half of those animals must be euthanized because of simple math: There are too many animals and not enough good homes. This overpopulation crisis is a national disgrace. While I take some comfort in knowing that animal shelters are …

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