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Dina Fantegrossi

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Dina Fantegrossi was a veterinary technician for more than 15 years before embarking on a career in writing. She has a soft spot for special needs pets and currently has 3 senior age rescue dogs - Finch, Rosie and Kio.

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This State’s First Pit Bull K9 Is Busting Drug Dealers – And Stereotypes

On July 13, 2017 a brindle Pit Bull mix named Kara was sworn in to the Colorado Mounted Rangers. Th...

6 Things Your Dog’s Bark Is Telling You

Dogs are extremely vocal animals. They use a series of barks, growls, howls, whines and yips to com...

Genetic Syndrome In Humans May Help Explain Friendliness In Dogs

Researchers have found an interesting similarity between the genes of hyper-friendly dogs and human...

Vet Refuses To Give Up On “Paralyzed” Puppy

Veterinarians are forced to make difficult decisions every day. Dr. Z of Duarte Azusa Animal Hospit...

Hollywood Pit Bull Lover Adds A Third Rescue Pup To His Family

You may recognize actor, Jon Bernthal from his portrayal of “Shane” in the first two se...

Ehrlichiosis: The Other Tick-Borne Disease You Need To Know About

With so much frightening information circulating about Lyme Disease, it is easy to forget that cree...

Shelter Dog Finds Salvation Running With High School Cross Country Team

Animal shelters do their best to provide the dogs in their care with as much love, exercise and enr...

The 6 Most Common Inherited Diseases In Dogs

Whether your dog is purebred or a “Heinz 57” mixed breed, knowing which genetic conditi...

Rescue Dog Transforms From Fearful Stray To Carefree Cutie

The most rewarding part about dog rescue – aside from watching them head off to their new hom...

6 Methods For Safely Breaking Up A Dog Fight

Witnessing a fight between two dogs is a terrifying experience for any pawrent, especially if one o...

Not Ready To Go Raw? Try A Vet-Approved Homemade Pet Food Diet

If you watched the eye-opening documentary Pet Fooled on Netflix, you may be left wondering what n...

5 Reasons Dogs Need Collagen In Their Diet

Collagen is the main structural protein found in skin and connective tissues like joints, tendons, ...

Dolphin Tour Captain Saves Senior Dog From Drowning In Ocean

It’s prime dolphin-watching season in St. Pete Beach, Florida. But on July 11, a different ki...

Woman Leaves Hilarious List Of Rules For Her Dog-Sitting Nephew

Is there anything more stressful than trusting your furbabies to another human? Children can call o...

Is Your Dog A Picky Eater? Try These 6 Tips & Tricks!

When it comes to food, there are two types of dogs: those who live to eat and those who eat to live...

Dog Found In Trash Comforts Foster Mom During Chemo

In May, a tiny Chihuahua was found on the side of a Lewiston, Maine road in a pile of discarded tra...

Officers Use Cheetos & Belly Rubs To Negotiate With Fugitive Dog On The Run

The officers of the Sioux Falls, South Dakota Police Department are not only animal lovers, they a...

4 Ways To Reduce Anxiety In Your Dog While You’re Away

This article is brought to you by the wonderful folks at Wag! The Dog Walking App  One of the most...

Missing Dog Returns Home As Reporter Is Interviewing Family

A Georgia family got an unexpected, but very welcome surprise while local news cameras rolled this ...

2 Teens Honored For Saving The Life Of A Puppy Abandoned In The Woods

13-year-old Sam Rice and 14-year-old Brady Thebeau were recognized by the Leicester, MA Police Depa...

How Bone Broth Can Promote A Healthy Appetite In Sick Dogs

Providing nourishment is the most basic level of care we provide to our pets. When illness causes th...

Two Dogs Die Of Heat Stroke While Boarding At Pet Resort

July in Tampa, Florida brings temperatures over one hundred degrees. Lucky Dog Day Care and Resort ...

Dog Abandoned At Gas Station With Note Around Her Neck Gets A Second Chance

The red tag tied to the young dog’s collar read, “Hello, my name is Miah. I am housebro...

Dog Alerts Hospital Staff To His Owner’s Seizures

A dog named Thorr demonstrated the remarkable bond that develops between service animals and their ...

What Does It Mean When A Dog Is Fear Aggressive?

Dogs that bark, growl, lunge or show their teeth are often labeled as “mean,” “ag...

Music Loving Pup Crashes Orchestra Performance

The Vienna Chamber Orchestra was in the midst of playing Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony No.4 at...

Woman Battles Fire & Smoke To Save Her Dog From Engulfed RV

Cassandra Alaire of Atlanta awoke Wednesday morning to a terrifying scene. Her bedroom was engulfed...

City Bands Together To Reunite Homeless Man With His Dog

Brett Nicholls became homeless 18 months ago. He suffers from spinal nerve disc compression and has...

Study Finds That Looking At Photos Of Cute Animals May Improve Your Marriage

What do puppies, pizza and babies have in common? Besides being some of life’s greatest joys,...

Mama Dog Who Lost 2 Of Her Pups Adopts Orphaned Litter Of 6

Blossom is a petite southern belle who recently found herself dumped at a Texas shelter. When the k...