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A cat in a shark suit, riding a vacuum


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Note to self: immediately purchse shark costume for Noni Kitty Ochman

A dog with perfect pitch


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Dog Song

This White Shepherd, Wagner, is singing to Daft Punks’ “Get Lucky.”
And he’s got perfet pitch.

Adorable “Hello Kitten” by ZeFrank at BuzzFeed approaches 13 million views


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Ok, it’s an ad, but it’s adorable!

The ever-fabulous ZeFrank, online performance artist, composer and humorist, (with whom I have long been mad about!) narrates an ad for cat food, telling the story of an older cat initiating a new kitten into the rules of the household. It’s approaching 13 million views after just a couple of weeks online.

Will it make me feed my cat Purina? No. But it will make me think they are a creative company with a terrific agency. :)

Dear Kitten

Dogswell celebrates Take Your Dog to Work Day


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Work is one of the top causes of stress.

June 23 was Take Your Dog to Work Day and Dogswell – maker of premium pet treats and food – decided to celebrate with a wonderful surprise.

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Shouldn’t every day be take your dog to work day?

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June 23, 2014

Holistic Vet Dr Jill Elliot tells how to treat heat stroke in dogs and cats


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Panting PuppySummertime is in full bloom. Everyone is getting out more and engaging in more outdoor activities. However, since summer presents season-specific problems for dogs, I want to share some ways to keep our dog companions safe and healthy.

First, the heat can be difficult for dogs. Dogs most in danger are the short-nosed dogs (bulldogs, pugs, Japanese chins; etc.).

But every dog can be affected by heat, regardless of their breed.

NEVER leave a dog (or cat) alone in a car, — even for a few minutes — in the summer time. Temperatures inside a car (even with the windows open and even in the shade) rise substantially and very quickly and can cause serious –and even fatal—heat stroke because dogs and cats cannot sweat. Heat stoke also can happen when a pet is outdoors in a hot environment.

Signs of Heat Stroke
PANTING!!! It may increase in intensity as the dog’s condition worsens. This can happen very quickly. The gums and skin may become very red, a sign the body is over heating. Skin may be cool to the touch and your dog may start to vomit or collapse. This is a severe emergency requiring immediate attention.

What to do
Get your dog to a veterinarian as quickly as possible. (The vet that is closest to you at the moment!) Heat stroke can be a life-threatening! When you walk into the vet waiting room announce that you think your dog has heat stroke and request that the dog be seen immediately.

While waiting to get to the vet (in your home or on the way to the vet)

  • Get the dog to a shady area or cool place immediately.
  • Apply cool towels and/or small amounts of cool water on their body especially under their arms pits and legs (hairless areas of the body).
  • If indoors have a fan blowing directly on them as soon as possible. If you have a portable fan continue fanning them on the way to the vet.
  • Do not use ice cold or very cold water or submerge them in cold water. Too cold water can be a shock to their body.

Homeopathic treatment for Heat Stroke
(Administer these remedies as soon as possible on the way to the vet’s office.)

Suggestion: You might what to stock up on these remedies so you have them in case you need them. Carry them with you in the summer time when you are outside and have a second supply in your apartment (or summer home).

These remedies can be purchased at any health food store that sells homeopathic remedies. Even Duane Reade carries some homeopathic remedies.

If you can’t find them elsewhere in New York City, try: Bigelow’s on 6th Ave. between 8th and 9th St., NYC. Wilner’s Pharm. on Park Ave. and 41st St., NYC.; Whole Foods; London Pharm. on 6th Ave. between 22nd and 23rd St., NYC.

  • Aconitum nepellis 6C to 30C. This is my first choice. Give it if the Dog seems fearful or anxious. Give 3 pellets every 5 minutes for up to 3 doses. If not better try one of the remedies below.
  • Gelsemium 30C. Dog may seem very weak, muscles trembling. Same dose as above.
  • Glonoinum 6C to 30C. (Difficult to find in health food store.) Dog may be vomiting and weak. Gums pale or red or have bluish cast. Same dose as above.

Dr. Jill Elliot is a New York Holistic veterinarian. She also is Benny Bix Ochman Labradoodle and Noni Kitty Ochman’s wonderful vet. She offers holistic (chiropractic; low level laser; homeopathy) as well as conventional veterinary care

Click for additional Pawfun Blog posts by Dr Elliot
Related: Why you should NEVER leave your dog in a parked car on a warm day

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How to train your dragon (pug puppy version)


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Cuteness alert! How to Train Your Dragon (pug puppy version) is produced for The Pet Collective by FremantleMedia, the global company behind such hits as American Idol and America’s Got Talent.

Pet Collective’s popular live streams can be found on YouTube and at The Pet Collective website. Pet lovers can also follow them on multiple social media sites.

See Why You Should *NEVER* Leave Your Dog in a Parked Car on a Warm Day


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It’s that time of year again. The days are warm and people just don’t realize how dangerous – and often fatal – it can be to leave a dog in a parked car. Don’t do it for “just a minute.”

Don’t do it “with the windows cracked” and don’t leave the dog in the car in the shade.

Here’s why – demonstrated in a way I hope you’ll never forget!



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Veterinarian Dr. Ernie Ward set out to see what it feels like for a dog helplessly trapped in a hot car – with the windows cracked. Armed with a clock,a thermometer and a video camera, Dr. Ward sat in his car, where it took only a few minutes for the temperature to reach to a sweltering – deadly – 116 degrees.

Humans sweat, Dr Ward explains, but dogs don’t have that cooling function. Their internal body temperature rises and in the 30 minutes a dog would be dead.

NEVER leave your dog in a car on a warm day – even with the windows open, even in the shade, even for a few minutes. NEVER.

Hat Tip to Toby Bloomberg

Dolphin rescue: extremely rare footage of spontaneous Brazilian beach rescue!


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According to comments on a Facebook posting of this video, these 30+ dolphins might have been chased by something. And it was extremely important to get them back in the water quickly when they beached themselves.

This will restore your faith in humanity!

7 week-old Golden Retriever Puppy Litter Takes First Swim


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So adorable to see these funny, chubby little pups introduced to the water, swimming like fish in a matter of minutes.

Benny Bix Ochman Labradoodle had to be coaxed into swimming by another dog who was an old hand at it.

Chini Project: Chinese Crested Dog Photographed in Human Professions


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ChiniBakerIrina Werning, a Buenos Aires-based photographer, says she really never noticed dogs until friends asked her to babysit their Chinese Crested, Chini.

One day she took Chini into the studio and dressed her up, and that led to the series titled ‘Chini Project’ in which she dresses up her friend’s dog as various professions.

ChiniPianist“For a year, I photographed her inside the little sets I would build for her where she was free to act our little human ways. Her photographic journey takes us into the very heart of the human comedy.”

She transforms Chini into a pianist, a rockstar, a chef, a pianist and a skateboarder, amongst many others.

Also be sure to check out “A Day in the Life of My Muse”, the travels of Chini.


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