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Scientists Show Dogs Are a Great Source of Comfort After a Tragedy

Scientists Show Dogs Are a Great Source of Comfort After a Tragedy

BlackMouthCurs.com June 27, 2016 0

On the Monday after the Orlando mass shooting, 12 specially-trained golden retrievers arrived in Florida City to do what they do best: provide comfort. The dogs are part of the K-9 Comfort Dog Team, a

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How To Protect Your Dog’s Paws From The Hot Summer Pavement

How To Protect Your Dog’s Paws From The Hot Summer Pavement

BlackMouthCurs.com May 23, 2016 0

Imagine walking down the sidewalk barefoot on a blistering hot day. You’d be in agony after a few seconds. That’s how your dog likely feels when you head out for a stroll in the

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FDA: Keep Your Dogs Away From Gum, Nut Butters Containing Xylitol

FDA: Keep Your Dogs Away From Gum, Nut Butters Containing Xylitol

BlackMouthCurs.com May 13, 2016 0

The Food & Drug Administration is issuing a stricter warning for dog owners against xylitol, a common sweetener that’s found in many gum products as well as some nut butters, because it can “can

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Rawhide Alternatives… Natural Dog Chews

Rawhide Alternatives… Natural Dog Chews

BlackMouthCurs.com April 2, 2016 0

My first dog, Otis, loved rawhide chews. But when I learned that many rawhide products were contaminated with chemicals, I made it a priority to only buy high-quality bones from reputable stores. When my

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Veterinarian: E-Cigs are Bad for Your Pet’s Health

Veterinarian: E-Cigs are Bad for Your Pet’s Health

BlackMouthCurs.com March 22, 2016 0

E-cigarettes were first branded as a healthier alternative to regular cigarettes, but we’re learning more about the dangers they pose to you and your pets. The pet poison hotline said the number of pets

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6 Medical Conditions That Dogs Can Sniff Out

6 Medical Conditions That Dogs Can Sniff Out

BlackMouthCurs.com February 29, 2016 0

Dogs are famous for their sense of smell. With about 220 million scent receptors (compared to our 5 million), dogs can smell things that seem unfathomable to us. They can detect some odors in

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Can the Zika Virus Affect Pets?

Can the Zika Virus Affect Pets?

BlackMouthCurs.com February 6, 2016 0

The once-obscure Zika virus is now making daily headlines as it surfaces in more countries and health officials rush to make recommendations to keep it from spreading. We know the virus is primarily spread

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These Awesome Dogs Can Sniff Out Cancer

These Awesome Dogs Can Sniff Out Cancer

BlackMouthCurs.com February 5, 2016 0

Cat people, beware. A group of dogs are making the definitive case for canines to be considered man’s true best friend. If this wasn’t real life, Lucy’s story could be an uplifting Disney movie

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Colorado Dog Gets Stoned for Days After Ingesting Marijuana

Colorado Dog Gets Stoned for Days After Ingesting Marijuana

BlackMouthCurs.com September 19, 2015 0

Katherine Edwards took her dog Bodhi for a walk on Tuesday night and hours later, he began acting bizarrely. “His behavior was so drastic, so scary,” she told NBC 11. “He lost control of

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Snack Bags Can Be Deadly For Pets

Snack Bags Can Be Deadly For Pets

BlackMouthCurs.com June 18, 2015 0

When Bonnie Odem Harlan’s son brought a mixed-breed puppy home from college in 2008, she didn’t expect to fall in love with the dog her son had named Blue. However, she bonded with the

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