Strut the Pup Blog Follow our daily blog for updates on upcoming events, photos of new pack members and activities, and interesting pet-related news articles. http://www.strutthepup.com/Blog.aspx http://backend.userland.com/rss Furry new friends in our pack! <p>A big warm welcome to Ailsa, Mac, Olive, Pasha, Enzo, and Poptart the bunny!</p> <p></p> <img alt="" width="200" height="200" src="http://www.strutthepup.com/Libraries/Pack_Members/Ailsa.sflb.ashx" /> <img alt="" width="200" height="200" src="http://www.strutthepup.com/Libraries/Pack_Members/Enzo_1.sflb.ashx" /> <img alt="" width="200" height="200" src="http://www.strutthepup.com/Libraries/Pack_Members/Mac_1.sflb.ashx" /> <img alt="" width="200" height="200" src="http://www.strutthepup.com/Libraries/Pack_Members/Olive_1.sflb.ashx" /> <img alt="" width="200" height="200" src="http://www.strutthepup.com/Libraries/Pack_Members/Pasha.sflb.ashx" /> <img alt="" width="200" height="200" src="http://www.strutthepup.com/Libraries/Pack_Members/Poptart.sflb.ashx" /><br /> http://www.strutthepup.com/Blog/13-08-01/Furry_new_friends_in_our_pack.aspx Strut the Pup http://www.strutthepup.com/Blog/13-08-01/Furry_new_friends_in_our_pack.aspx 9e908223-2590-4ab8-a99a-c9e994400473 Thu, 01 Aug 2013 11:26:01 GMT Dog Regulations in China China is infamous for their one child policy, but did you know that there is a similar rule for pet owners too?&nbsp; It's true.&nbsp; There is a law regulating owners to having just one pup per household, at least in the larger cities.&nbsp; The government also regulates what kinds of dogs people are allowed to own.&nbsp; This may sound strict, but officials believe that it will help with public safety since more people die from rabies in China than almost anywhere else in the world.&nbsp; <a href="http://news.yahoo.com/why-china-one-dog-policy-123645232.html">Read more about the regulations and how they work here</a>. <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" width="529" height="353" src="http://www.strutthepup.com/Libraries/Blog_Images/chinadog.sflb.ashx" />&nbsp;</p> <br /> http://www.strutthepup.com/Blog/13-07-02/Dog_Regulations_in_China.aspx Strut the Pup http://www.strutthepup.com/Blog/13-07-02/Dog_Regulations_in_China.aspx 1d390dad-8e28-4ee0-820f-bb10d06ef85d Tue, 02 Jul 2013 15:06:00 GMT Town Mails Dog Poop to Owners A small Spanish town has come up with a very unique way of dealing with dog owners that don't clean up after their pups.&nbsp; Around 20 volunteers regularly walk the town watching for people who don't pick up their dog's poop.&nbsp; While one volunteer picks up the feces, another volunteer strikes up a conversation with the owner in order to learn the pup's name.&nbsp; They then look up the address of the owner in the town's pet registry and mail the owner the feces in a box marked "Lost Property".&nbsp; The new system for keeping the town clean seems to be working, but everyone agrees that they feel bad for the mailman.&nbsp; <a href="http://now.msn.com/spanish-town-would-mail-dog-poop-to">Click here to learn more.</a> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" width="389" height="291" src="http://www.strutthepup.com/Libraries/Blog_Images/lostpoop.sflb.ashx" />&nbsp;</p> <br /> http://www.strutthepup.com/Blog/13-06-27/Town_Mails_Dog_Poop_to_Owners.aspx Strut the Pup http://www.strutthepup.com/Blog/13-06-27/Town_Mails_Dog_Poop_to_Owners.aspx fc9bec50-9d94-49a0-b1be-28f5e56da49b Thu, 27 Jun 2013 15:00:00 GMT Police Dog Receives Salute on Final Walk Kaiser, a German Shepherd who served the town of Plymouth, Mass. for two years received the ultimate send off on his final walk into the veterinary hospital.&nbsp; He was donated by a family to the police department at only 11 months old and since had become one of the favorite officers.&nbsp; Unfortunately he suffered from severe kidney disease and had to be put down.&nbsp; The other officers showed up to the animal hospital and saluted him on his walk in to be put down.&nbsp; He was then buried at the Angel View Pet Cemetery.&nbsp; <a href="http://news.yahoo.com/why-china-one-dog-policy-123645232.html">Click here to read some very thoughtful words from his human police partner</a>. <p>&nbsp;</p> <img alt="" src="http://www.strutthepup.com/Libraries/Blog_Images/KAISER-POLICE-DOG-570.sflb.ashx" /><br /> http://www.strutthepup.com/Blog/13-06-24/Police_Dog_Receives_Salute_on_Final_Walk.aspx Strut the Pup http://www.strutthepup.com/Blog/13-06-24/Police_Dog_Receives_Salute_on_Final_Walk.aspx b7604e75-55ea-4f6e-82b1-33229b6cde5c Mon, 24 Jun 2013 15:00:00 GMT Dog Gets Photo in School Yearbook <p>Prince, a 9 year old Golden Retriever, has been working a full time job for 4.5 years and has finally decided to retire.&nbsp; He has worked as a therapy dog in the guidance office of a high school in Indiana and is greatly loved.&nbsp; As a parting gift, thanking him for all of his service, he had a professional photo taken and put in the year book.&nbsp; He will also lead the graduating 2013 class in their processional while wearing his own custom made cap and gown.&nbsp; What a sweet way to send the wonderful pup off.&nbsp; <a href="http://shine.yahoo.com/pets/school-comfort-dog--retires---gets-his-photo-in-the-yearbook-with-the-seniors--185325247.html">Read more about Prince and his graduation celebrations here</a>.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://www.strutthepup.com/Libraries/Blog_Images/prince.sflb.ashx" />&nbsp;</p> http://www.strutthepup.com/Blog/13-06-17/Dog_Gets_Photo_in_School_Yearbook.aspx Strut the Pup http://www.strutthepup.com/Blog/13-06-17/Dog_Gets_Photo_in_School_Yearbook.aspx b9c25f21-d139-4f3f-a7d1-b6e162285adc Mon, 17 Jun 2013 15:30:00 GMT Pet Dog Cloning Contest <p>The United Kingdom is in search of the most beloved pet dog for an unusual reason.&nbsp; The South Korean company in charge of the contest has been cloning people's beloved pups for years, but mostly in the United States.&nbsp; They are looking to expand their market to the UK by running a contest where owners must submit a 500 word essay, videos, and photos demonstrating why their pooch's genes should be replicated.&nbsp; As a prize they get 70% off the normal full price but must pay the remaining $30,000.&nbsp; You can check out the applicants on the company's YouTube channel.&nbsp; Would you enter if the contest was available here?&nbsp; <a href="http://news.yahoo.com/cloning-contest-seeks-worthiest-uk-dog-222511627.html">Click here to read more about the contest, cloning, and the company running the contest</a>.</p> <img alt="" width="283" height="342" src="http://www.strutthepup.com/Libraries/Blog_Images/snuppy.sflb.ashx" /><br /> http://www.strutthepup.com/Blog/13-06-04/Pet_Dog_Cloning_Contest.aspx Strut the Pup http://www.strutthepup.com/Blog/13-06-04/Pet_Dog_Cloning_Contest.aspx 639f956c-2775-49a6-a5ab-73f803e7a02c Tue, 04 Jun 2013 14:00:00 GMT Dating Site for Dog Lovers <p>Does anyone remember the movie <em><a href="http://www2.warnerbros.com/mustlovedogs/index.html">Must Love Dogs</a></em> that came out in 2005?&nbsp; Well, if you've ever hoped to meet someone special through your mutual love of dogs then there's a dating site for you to try.&nbsp; <a href="http://youmustlovedogsdating.com/">You Must Love Dogs Dating</a> believes that a mutual passion for dogs is enough to start a strong relationship.&nbsp; What do you think?&nbsp; Would you try it?</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://www.strutthepup.com/Libraries/Blog_Images/mustlovedogs.sflb.ashx" />&nbsp;</p> http://www.strutthepup.com/Blog/13-05-28/Dating_Site_for_Dog_Lovers.aspx Strut the Pup http://www.strutthepup.com/Blog/13-05-28/Dating_Site_for_Dog_Lovers.aspx d299edac-e81a-4323-85d3-4831205d5f5d Tue, 28 May 2013 15:00:00 GMT Dogs and the Oklahoma Tornadoes <div>If you haven't seen the sweet video of an elderly woman finding her dog in the rubble while doing a tv interview, <span><a href="http://news.sky.com/story/1093711/tornado-survivor-finds-dog-during-tv-interview">you need to watch it now</a></span>.  It's pretty much amazing, but it's not the only amazing story to come out of this horrific event.  The Oklahoma County Sheriff's department posted a photo of another adorable pup that was found in the rubble on their Facebook page.  They thought that the owner had not survived the tornado and later updated the post to say that they were going to take the lost dog to a shelter.  <span><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/dog-stands-guard-over-owner-body-142504034.html">Thankfully, all of the attention that the dog received on Facebook seems to have led to finding her owner</a></span>.  Pretty amazing what a little social media can do, right?  </div><div><br /></div><div>If you're looking for ways that you can help the pets affected by this tragedy, <span><a href="http://www.okhumane.org/">click here</a></span>.</div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div><span><img alt="" width="300" height="401" src="http://www.strutthepup.com/Libraries/Blog_Images/tornadodog_jpg_large.sflb.ashx" /></span><br /></div><div><br /></div> http://www.strutthepup.com/Blog/13-05-23/Dogs_and_the_Oklahoma_Tornadoes.aspx Strut the Pup http://www.strutthepup.com/Blog/13-05-23/Dogs_and_the_Oklahoma_Tornadoes.aspx 239a92a9-d779-4672-aa0d-491dbf6dab84 Thu, 23 May 2013 08:00:00 GMT Dogs Helping Find Cure for Dementia Researchers in Australia are studying dogs with dementia in hopes of finding help for humans with the same disease.&nbsp; Many of the symptoms are the same in both canines and humans, including memory loss and disorientation.&nbsp; The study, where skin cells are transplanted into the brain, has already seen positive results in rats with dementia.&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://news.ninemsn.com.au/health/2013/05/16/12/47/dog-dementia-helps-search-for-cure"> Read more about this study here.</a> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" width="321" height="263" src="http://www.strutthepup.com/Libraries/Blog_Images/old-dog-BobMacInnes510668149-sm.sflb.ashx" />&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://vetmedicine.about.com/od/dogdiseasesconditions/tp/canine-dementia.htm">Photo via vetmedicine.about.com</a></p> <br /> http://www.strutthepup.com/Blog/13-05-16/Dogs_Helping_Find_Cure_for_Dementia.aspx Strut the Pup http://www.strutthepup.com/Blog/13-05-16/Dogs_Helping_Find_Cure_for_Dementia.aspx 327cd3af-71c6-4557-aa3e-d03f606054e6 Thu, 16 May 2013 11:30:00 GMT Do Pets Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease? <p>The American Heart Association has some exciting news for all of us pet owners - they may lower your risk of heart disease.&nbsp; From the data they analyzed they think there are found a few key factors that contribute to the lower risk.&nbsp; For instance, people who have pets have been found to handle stress better and dog owners are 54% more likely to get the recommended level of exercise.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.today.com/health/pets-might-lower-your-heart-disease-risk-experts-say-1C9866275">Click here to read more about this study</a>.</p> <img alt="" src="http://www.strutthepup.com/Libraries/Blog_Images/heart_disease.sflb.ashx" /><br /> http://www.strutthepup.com/Blog/13-05-10/Do_Pets_Lower_Your_Risk_of_Heart_Disease.aspx Strut the Pup http://www.strutthepup.com/Blog/13-05-10/Do_Pets_Lower_Your_Risk_of_Heart_Disease.aspx 572a87d8-3abf-446b-a025-95769f5d8ec8 Fri, 10 May 2013 12:00:00 GMT Dog Saves Owner From Fire <p>A homeowner in Long Island, NY has her beloved pup to thank for saving her from being trapped in her burning home.&nbsp; She was upstairs drying her hair when she heard her pup start barking uncontrollably.&nbsp; She went outside to investigate and found that there were flames coming from her garage.&nbsp; If the pup hadn't alerted her to the fire she would likely have been trapped upstairs if Cain the pup hadn't alerted her.&nbsp; <a href="http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/04/18055161-pit-bull-saves-new-york-woman-from-burning-home?lite">Read more about this story here</a>.</p> <p><img alt="" width="521" height="293" src="http://www.strutthepup.com/Libraries/Blog_Images/dog-saves-fire.sflb.ashx" />&nbsp;</p> <br /> http://www.strutthepup.com/Blog/13-05-06/Dog_Saves_Owner_From_Fire.aspx Strut the Pup http://www.strutthepup.com/Blog/13-05-06/Dog_Saves_Owner_From_Fire.aspx 1e56be1b-4572-4691-b903-ebf3d02a3eb3 Mon, 06 May 2013 15:00:00 GMT Obie the 77 lb Dachshund Now 35 lbs <p>You may have heard about Obie when he was given up for adoption in Portland about 8 months ago.&nbsp; At the time he weighed a very unhealthy 77 lbs.&nbsp; Since being surrendered he has been on an intense diet and has successfully lost about 40 lbs.&nbsp; Unfortunately he was then left with a lot of excess skin, about 2.5lbs of excess skin actually, that got in his way.&nbsp; He is doing well after the surgery.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.kgw.com/news/Skin-surgery-trims-fat-dog-to-within-five-pounds-of-his-goal-205513081.html">Click here to see more before and after pictures, and to learn more about this adorable Pacific NW pup</a>.</p> <p><img alt="" width="527" height="395" src="http://www.strutthepup.com/Libraries/Blog_Images/Obie_August_2012.sflb.ashx" />&nbsp;</p> <br /> http://www.strutthepup.com/Blog/13-05-02/Obie_the_77_lb_Dachshund_Now_35_lbs.aspx Strut the Pup http://www.strutthepup.com/Blog/13-05-02/Obie_the_77_lb_Dachshund_Now_35_lbs.aspx c862890b-1e78-4917-98d0-2897ae11b9c2 Thu, 02 May 2013 15:30:00 GMT Midweek Funny Video So much for both hands on the wheel when driving!&nbsp;<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=po8IlsIlG9M"> This adorable husky apparently needs to hold her owner's hand every morning on his way to work</a>.&nbsp; She only does it on this one drive, but she does it every day.&nbsp; How cute is that?!&nbsp; Enjoy!<br /> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://www.strutthepup.com/Libraries/Dog_Treats/shiro.sflb.ashx" />&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <br /> http://www.strutthepup.com/Blog/13-04-24/Midweek_Funny_Video.aspx Strut the Pup http://www.strutthepup.com/Blog/13-04-24/Midweek_Funny_Video.aspx 8dbf64a8-4b50-4608-b6a3-36483fd6461f Wed, 24 Apr 2013 18:30:00 GMT How Did You Choose Your Dog's Name? <p>Picking a name for your pup can be pretty challenging, but there is definitely no small amount of information out there meant to help.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/04/garden/the-art-of-naming-a-dog.html?_r=0">In this article Jan Hoffman</a> writes about how their dog received its name.&nbsp; There are many common tips explored.&nbsp; For instance, have you ever heard try not to choose a name that sounds similar to a command or that a dog's name should only be one or two syllables?&nbsp; How did your pup receive their name?</p> <p><img alt="" width="301" height="222" src="http://www.strutthepup.com/Libraries/Dog_Treats/gentleman_jack.sflb.ashx" />&nbsp;</p> <br /> http://www.strutthepup.com/Blog/13-04-09/How_Did_You_Choose_Your_Dog_s_Name.aspx Strut the Pup http://www.strutthepup.com/Blog/13-04-09/How_Did_You_Choose_Your_Dog_s_Name.aspx 2188cbd8-7d78-4cdf-bc8e-1d0a4ca29d93 Tue, 09 Apr 2013 09:00:00 GMT Dog Raises Fawn In 2008 Isobel Springett found an abandoned fawn, and being a former animal control officer decided to nurse the deer back to health.&nbsp; She brought her inside and set her on a dog bed with her Great Dane, named Kate.&nbsp; The deer immediately took to Kate and the two have been friends ever since even though the fawn was released back into the wild a few weeks after being picked up.&nbsp; In fact, the deer now visits with her own fawns.&nbsp; How adorable is that?&nbsp; <a href="http://www.peoplepets.com/people/pets/article/0,,20686050,00.html">Read the full story here</a>. <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" width="484" height="363" src="http://www.strutthepup.com/Libraries/Dog_Treats/kate_dane.sflb.ashx" />&nbsp;</p> <br /> http://www.strutthepup.com/Blog/13-04-05/Dog_Raises_Fawn.aspx Strut the Pup http://www.strutthepup.com/Blog/13-04-05/Dog_Raises_Fawn.aspx a76bf664-688a-42ed-b2dc-d159a0274a35 Fri, 05 Apr 2013 09:00:00 GMT