Dr. Susan O'Bell is a veterinarian at MSPCA-Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston. Upon completing an internship and residency, O'Bell became a practicing internist at Angell. After working for a year in internal medicine, she is now a staff member of the general medicine service. She was online Feb. 4 to answer questions about your pet's health.
Best bodyguard ever or a danger to people?
That's the debate going on over the dog in this viral video. He's being protective of a woman's pregnant belly. Every time a man goes to touch the woman's belly, the dog interferes by barking, growling, and nipping at him.
"Baby’s got his own protector," says the man holding the camera.FULL ENTRY
Is politics going to the dogs in Texas?
A retiree named Mike Howard, who is unhappy with his political leaders, filed paperwork this week for his 10-year-old Westie named Dylan to run for mayor of Irving, Texas.
You can read this political pooch's point of view via his new Twitter account at @DylanWestie1. Howard tweeted this yesterday on behalf of his dog:
If money is the mother's milk for politicos,some Irving CC members should be committed to lactose intolerant rehab after tonight's meeting— Dylan Westie (@DylanWestie1) February 20, 2014
United States Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy, who won a silver medal in the men’s slopestyle, wants to return home with more than a medal. He wants to bring back a family of stray dogs he discovered on the streets of Sochi.
After spying a stray dog and her puppies near the Olympic Village, he began working with the Russian government to arrange to bring them back to the U.S. and adopt them, reports nesn.com.
He tweeted these adorable pics of the pups this week:
puppy love is real to puppies. pic.twitter.com/krauCUPjOg— Gus Kenworthy (@guskenworthy) February 11, 2014
Dog handlers faced criticism during the 138th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, but not for how they handled their dogs. Folks on Twitter couldn't help but pick apart what they were wearing.
AP Photo/Frank Franklin
Check out some of the tweets.
Why are dog handlers such bad dressers? No really? #Westminsterdogshow— Stacey L. Vaselaney (@StaceyVaselaney) February 11, 2014
All eyes are on Sochi as the Olympics begin. But much has been said about Sochi's dogs in the days leading up to the big event. Sochi has hired a company to kill the massive amounts of homeless dogs that wander the streets in an effort to clean up the streets for the Olympics, reports The Boston Globe. The Globe reports that at least 5,000 to 7,000 dogs have been killed.
This has prompted journalists and animal rights activists to point their cameras down at the dogs in an effort to raise awareness of their plight. Here are some of the dog photos that have been shared on Twitter.
My first Sochi dog and I hope not the last. pic.twitter.com/oOjlWir2sf— christie blatchford (@blatchkiki) February 3, 2014
Time magazine has produced a video saluting Internet cats who have died in honor of Colonel Moew, who passed away last week.
Colonel Meow held the Guinness World Record for cat with the longest fur. The two-year-old Himalayan-Persian mix suffered heart problems, reports Time.
See Colonel Meow and other Internet cats who have passed in the video below.FULL ENTRY