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Pet health chat with Dr. Susan O'Bell -- March 4 at noon

Posted by Kristi Palma February 27, 2014 01:11 PM


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.


Dog protecting woman's pregnant belly a bodyguard or a danger?

Posted by Kristi Palma February 26, 2014 04:03 PM

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.


Texas dog tweets about politics, files to run for mayor

Posted by Kristi Palma February 21, 2014 11:56 AM

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:


U.S. Olympic skier on a mission to bring Sochi pups home

Posted by Kristi Palma February 13, 2014 03:52 PM

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

He tweeted these adorable pics of the pups this week:


No love for the Westminster dog handlers, or the prized poodle

Posted by Kristi Palma February 11, 2014 11:08 AM

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

A handler makes the rounds with her Bouvier des Flandres during the best in herding competition.

Check out some of the tweets.


Meet the stray dogs of Sochi

Posted by Kristi Palma February 7, 2014 08:26 AM

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.


Time video features Internet cats in memoriam

Posted by Kristi Palma February 5, 2014 10:18 AM

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.


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