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Paw Problems (Part 1 of 4): Paw Pad Injuries, Cracked Pads, Paw Licking

Mar, 17

If you have a dog, then download, print, file this article.  Why? Because chances are high that your dog will injure their paw at some point and when that happens, here's what you need to know. Why are paws so important?  Because dogs use them for almost everything: to get around - Walk, run, jump.  Paw pads provide traction on slippery surfaces and steer pups...

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Saying Goodbye to Our Feathered Friend

Dec, 18

Enrique, a 30 year-old Rockhopper penguin from the St. Louis Zoo, went over the Rainbow Bridge on December 3rd.  He became famous when a zoo visitor snapped a picture of him wearing a pair of funky boots.  It turned out that Enrique had arthritic feet were quite painful.  The padded therapeutic boots, made by Thera-Paw, were just the ticket to get him back...

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Help Animals with Maximum Impact

Dec, 04

Like you, we love helping animals.  Donating to rescues is awesome, and we do this as often as possible.  But there are so many animals that need help. So how do we maximize our efforts and make the biggest impact to help the MOST number of animals?  By partnering with Veterinarians International (VI) ... because helping to fund veterinarians from VI helps THOUSANDS of animals.   Donating...

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Boots are for the Birds! Or at Least for Penguins and Ducks!

Nov, 21

We've seen shoes on people, dogs, and horses.  But can you believe that there are also special shoes for webbed feet?  Yup, companies like Thera-Paw, Inc. make booties for our feathered friends who are in desperate need of special footwear.  Meet "Enrique"! Photo courtesy Kimberly Washington Enrique is a Southern Rockhopper Penguin who lives at the St Louis Zoo with 19 other penguins, including his...

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Shoulder Injuries in Dogs

Nov, 09

Dogs can contort their bodies in incredible ways; they are amazing athletes! It's no wonder that injuries happen when their shoulders get bent or turned the wrong way.  The Shoulder Joint Shoulder joints in humans are easy to find and palpate (feel) since they lie on the outer sides of the body.  The shoulder joint of the dog is more elusive; it lies against their...

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