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New HumaneWatch Billboard Hits Times Square

Washington, DC – Today HumaneWatch.org, a project of the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF), unveiled a new billboard in New York’s Times Square criticizing the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) for its deceptive fundraising practices.

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What You Need To Know About Your Vet ~

Veterinary Associations have no accountability to the public, and they have no obligations, no mandate, no ethical requirements put on them to make sure that they manage their members and their affairs in a way that also takes the interest of pet owners or the general public into account.

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Compliance With Vaccination Laws ~

Another issue that pertains to vaccinations is the ridiculous requirements from your local government about mandatory vaccination in order to obtain your dog license. Seriously: fight it! With everything you can and dare.

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Off Leash Training

Off leash training is the next step after working with your dog on a leash. There are some areas that require you have your dog on a leash but there are also many situations where you can skip the leash if your dog is properly trained. The trick is for your dog to behave just like they are on the leash even when not leashed.

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Benefits Of Folic Acid ~

It is well known the benefits of giving our pregnant girls Folic Acid to prevent birth defects, but not sure if you know all the other benefits of this fantastic vitamin.

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Preventing/Fixing Hip Dysplasia ~

As a follow up to the discussion now going on at the TLGDA forum about the poor lady whose very young dog has been diagnosed with severe Hip Dysplasia. Since I am of course banned from that forum I figured I would post here in the hopes it would reach this dog owner before considering total hip replacement surgery.

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TLGDA Finally Joins Us In Asking For Health Testing!!

We have always known here at the ABLA that all dogs are prone to hip dysplasia, but even more so herding breeds and working dogs. We have been doing health testing on our dogs for years and also asking our members to do it on theirs. It is wonderful one of the other associations has finally come to understand the benefits of doing health testing to prevent this from happening to people who get their pups.

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Alpha Dog Training~

If your dog starts displaying aggressive behavior and attempts to dominate you or members of your family, you should begin alpha dog training immediately.

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CHOOSE THE TITER TEST

Taking blood for an annual titer test, to check a dog’s level of immune defenses, should replace the habit of vaccinating dogs annually whether or not they need it.

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Vet Pleads For Condemned Blue Lacy~

A veterinarian will ask the city council to spare the life of a dog that Albany Municipal Court Judge Robert Scott ruled dangerous and should be euthanized.

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