Speaking of Pets http://apr.org en Pets on Campus http://apr.org/post/pets-campus <p>Many schools, like the University of Alabama, have a pet policy that allows only fish in campus housing.&nbsp; Others, like <a href="http://www.eckerd.edu/housing/petlife/petpolicy.php" target="_blank">Eckerd College </a>in St. Petersburg, Florida, have more liberal pets-in-residence programs that permit small dogs, cats rabbits, ferrets, even ducks.&nbsp; For some students, the option to take their best friend with them to school can influence their decision about where they decide to study.</p><p>************************</p><p> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 13:45:00 +0000 Mindy Norton 58571 at http://apr.org Pets on Campus Hero Dog Awards 2014, Part 4 http://apr.org/post/hero-dog-awards-2014-part-4 <p></p><p>The 2014 Hero Dog Awards seek to find and recognize dogs who help people in many important ways. Dogs are nominated in one of eight categories: Service Dogs, Emerging Hero Dogs, Law Enforcement, Arson Dogs, Therapy Dogs, Military Dogs, Search and Rescue Dogs, Guide/Hearing Dogs.</p><p>In the world of Search and Rescue operations, dogs have a very special place. their keen sense of smell, excellent night vision, extremely sensitive hearing and endurance have made them crucial in efforts to locate people who are missing or trapped.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:45:00 +0000 Mindy Norton 58158 at http://apr.org Hero Dog Awards 2014, Part 4 Hero Dog Awards 2014, Part 3 http://apr.org/post/hero-dog-awards-2014-part-3 <p>The 2014 Hero Dog Awards seek to find and recognize dogs who help people in many important ways. Dogs are nominated in one of eight categories: Service Dogs, Emerging Hero Dogs, Law Enforcement, Arson Dogs, Therapy Dogs, Military Dogs, Search and Rescue Dogs, Guide/Hearing Dogs.</p> Sat, 16 Aug 2014 13:45:00 +0000 Mindy Norton 57760 at http://apr.org Hero Dog Awards 2014, Part 3 Hero Dog Awards 2014, Part 2 http://apr.org/post/hero-dog-awards-2014-part-2 <p>The 2014 Hero Dog Awards seek to find and recognize dogs who help people in many important ways.&nbsp; Dogs are nominated in one of eight categories:&nbsp; Service Dogs, Emerging Hero Dogs, Law Enforcement Dogs, Arson Dogs, Therapy Dogs, Military Dogs Search and Rescue Dogs, Guide/Hearing Dogs.&nbsp;</p><p>The Law Enforcement Dog category includes what we often think of as police dogs, animals specially trained to patrol,&nbsp;search buildings, track criminals,&nbsp;and to detect drugs, narcotics and explosive devices.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 09 Aug 2014 13:45:00 +0000 Mindy Norton 57333 at http://apr.org Hero Dog Awards 2014, Part 2 Hero Dog Awards 2014, Part 1 http://apr.org/post/hero-dog-awards-2014-part-1 <p>The 2014 Hero Dog Awards seek to find and recognize dogs who help people in many important ways. Dogs are nominated in one of eight categories: Service Dogs, Emerging Hero Dogs, Law Enforcement Dogs, Arson Dogs, Therapy Dogs, Military Dogs, Search and Rescue Dogs, and Guide/Hearing Dogs.</p><p>The Service Dog category includes animals that assist people with disabilities other than sight and hearing. Most have received special training.</p> Sat, 02 Aug 2014 13:45:00 +0000 Mindy Norton 56912 at http://apr.org Hero Dog Awards 2014, Part 1 Retired Military Dogs Go To Washington http://apr.org/post/retired-military-dogs-go-washington <p>When American service men and women finish their tours of duty overseas they return home, often to a hero's welcome.&nbsp; For their canine comrades on the front lines, it's a different story.&nbsp;</p><p>**********************&nbsp;</p><p> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:45:00 +0000 Mindy Norton 56478 at http://apr.org Retired Military Dogs Go To Washington Pet Resorts http://apr.org/post/pet-resorts <p>Gone are the days when your pet had to spend its "vacation" in a cramped cage.&nbsp; Pet resorts have become very popular - with both owners and their furry friends!</p><p>**********************</p><p> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 13:45:00 +0000 Mindy Norton 56026 at http://apr.org Pet Resorts Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act http://apr.org/post/veterinary-medicine-mobility-act <p>Generally, the DEA does not approve of storing or transporting controlled substances in vehicles, but for those in the veterinary profession&nbsp;that can be a necessity if they are going to effectively treat their animal patients.</p><p>********************</p><p> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 13:45:00 +0000 Mindy Norton 55596 at http://apr.org Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act Hot Spots http://apr.org/post/hot-spots <p>Hot spots are more than just a nuisance; they can cause your dog some real discomfort.&nbsp; Some owners of long-haired dogs get their pets&nbsp;clipped for the summer just to make sure the&nbsp;dog's heavy coat can't trap and hold moisture in the hot weather.</p><p>***********************</p><p> Sat, 05 Jul 2014 13:45:00 +0000 Mindy Norton 55088 at http://apr.org Hot Spots Reasons to Adopt a Cat http://apr.org/post/reasons-adopt-cat <p>Some folks consider cats to be aloof and one-dimensional, but those of us who have&nbsp;feline family members know they are funny, affectionate,&nbsp;playful and, yes, independent.&nbsp; But that&nbsp;very spirit that makes them&nbsp;independent also helps to&nbsp;make them lower maintenance pets&nbsp;when compared to, say, dogs.</p><p>********************</p><p> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 13:45:00 +0000 Mindy Norton 54721 at http://apr.org Reasons to Adopt a Cat Leaving Pets In Hot Cars http://apr.org/post/leaving-pets-hot-cars <p>The most common cause of heat stroke in a pet is leaving it in a parked car on a warm (not necessarily hot) day.&nbsp; If it's too hot for you to sit in a closed car (or one with the windows slightly cracked), it's too hot for your furry friend.</p><p>*****************************</p><p> Sat, 21 Jun 2014 13:45:00 +0000 Mindy Norton 54274 at http://apr.org Leaving Pets In Hot Cars Cat Life Expectancy http://apr.org/post/cat-life-expectancy <p>As cats age, their coat may lose some of its luster but their color often remains much as it was in their younger days. It can be deceptive to judge a cat's age by its color.</p><p>******************************</p><p> Sat, 14 Jun 2014 13:45:00 +0000 Mindy Norton 53872 at http://apr.org Cat Life Expectancy Feral Cats and TNR http://apr.org/post/feral-cats-and-tnr <p>Feral cats that have been neutered or spayed also have their left ear "tipped" surgically to indicate the cat is part of a colony and has already been trapped and altered.</p><p>********************************</p><p> Sat, 07 Jun 2014 13:45:00 +0000 Mindy Norton 53397 at http://apr.org Feral Cats and TNR Planning for Hurricane Season http://apr.org/post/planning-hurricane-season <p>Having&nbsp;supplies packed and ready to go in case&nbsp;of an emergency&nbsp;can make&nbsp;necessary evacuations easier on everyone.&nbsp; It also helps to practice so you and your pet&nbsp;both know what to expect if and when the real emergency occurs.</p><p>******************************</p><p> Sat, 31 May 2014 13:45:00 +0000 Mindy Norton 52869 at http://apr.org Planning for Hurricane Season Tainted Pet Treats http://apr.org/post/tainted-pet-treats <p>About half of jerky pet treats in the US are imported from China.&nbsp; New warnings indicate that such treats could pose serious and even deadly risks to your pet's health.</p><p>*****************************</p><p> Sat, 24 May 2014 13:45:00 +0000 Mindy Norton 52550 at http://apr.org Tainted Pet Treats