Spayed dogs go into heat with exposure to HRT medication

Women using topical hormone replacement therapy drugs may accidentally expose their dogs (and children) to the hormones. Spayed dogs can go into heat. Read this update from the UK!

Qualifications for a hands-on profession

This is a post I have wanted to write for a long time. Dog owners need to know that some professionals can trade with a foundation qualification that was gained online only. I am not supportive of such qualifications for some very good reasons which are explained in this blog post.

Doggy quote of the month for October

The quote of the month is from author Kate DiCamillo

Dogs enlisted for pest-free Banks Peninsula success

In this short film by Frank Films, the pest eradication programme on Banks Peninsula is profiled. The project includes some special dogs dedicated to sniffing out hedgehogs and feral cats.

Purina Dog Chow honors PTSD service dogs

Roughly 3.5 million military veterans suffer from PTSD, and while service dogs have been demonstrated to reduce the severity of PTSD, only 1% of those in need who seek a service dog receive one each year. For every vote for the Visible Impact Award , Dog Chow will donate $5 to the Association of Service Dog Providers for Military Veterans (ASDPMV), up to $75,000, to help train more PTSD service dogs.

Doggy quote of the month for September

Bob Barker, long-time host of The Price is Right and animal activist, passed away in August at the age of 99. The quote of the month rightfully belongs to him, as he used his celebrity to help spread the message of spay and neuter.

I packed a grab bag today

Over the last 10 days, my thoughts have never been far from Lahaina, Maui. Today I packed a grab bag as part of emergency preparedness - and I hope you will too. Climate change impacts us and our pets; we must protect them.

Dogs can age healthier by socializing with humans and pets, study says

This research comes out of the large Dog Aging Project in the USA. Social interactions can have a positive impact on health, but of course the types of social interactions will vary according to the dog. Reactive dogs will, understandably, not appreciate forced interactions.

Pet Central’s liquidation

South Island pet retailer Pet Central is in liquidation. Since this is my local market, I had to reflect on why I didn't find this development a surprise.

Doggy quote of the month for August

The quote of the month is by Jury Nel

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Doggy Mom
The blog about everything dog

I've been blogging since 2010 about a range of dog issues. I particularly like sharing the latest research news and I always share a Doggy Quote of the Month