Bark Busters offers tips for responsible dog ownership

In support of “Responsible Pet Ownership Month” in February, Bark Busters, the world’s largest dog-training company, is offering guidelines for the estimated 44.8 million dog owners in the U.S. “A dog needs order and leadership from its pack leader, which means that good canine manners start with its owner. Making the decision to become a…

Two spca events to focus on shelter dogs, vaccinations

spcaLA has two upcoming events scheduled to help pet owners care for their animals: a Canine Welfare and Rehabilitation course, and a Low-cost Vaccination and Microchip Clinic. The Canine Welfare and Rehabilitation course, billed as “a must course for anyone working with shelter and rescue dogs,” has been run as an in-house teaching course by…

FOLBA sponsors virtual ‘walk’ for animals

Friends of Long Beach Animals (FOLBA) is hosting a month-long trek to help our animal friends. In honor of St. Francis of Assisi, Patron Saint of Animals, the virtual “walking” begins on October 1 and will end October 31. Along with the Virtual Walk will be a great auction as well as a Virtual Blessing…

Local vegetarian event to benefit animal sanctuary

The community is invited to celebrate International Vegetarian Day in Long Beach with art, music, and vegan food and beverages, all for a good cause. All proceeds from the third annual “Compassionate Cuisine” event in Long Beach, scheduled for Saturday, October 4 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., will go to Animal Acres farmed animal…

L.A. company’s CD shows ugly fate of less attractive canines

Los Angeles-based Laurel Canyon Animal Company, the only record label that creates music about, for and with animals, is releasing Ugly Dogs Need More Love. The CD for dog lovers contains nine canine-centered songs– the title track is Ugly Dogs Need More Love. Written by Skip Haynes and Dana Walden and sung by Arnold McCuller…

LB Animal Care Services sponsors drive for safe, healthy chew toys

The City of Long Beach Animal Care Services receives many requests regarding ways to volunteer to help the animals at our shelter. Currently, Animal Care Services is promoting “A Toy for Each Animal” to improve health and wellness. Chew toys like the Classic Kong help keep animals’ minds and bodies engaged, leading to greater health…

Long Beach Animal Care sponsors toy drive

The City of Long Beach Animal Care Services receives many requests regarding ways to volunteer to help the animals at its shelter. Currently, Animal Care Services is promoting “A Toy for Each Animal,” to improve health and wellness. Chew toys like the Classic Kong help keep animal’s minds and bodies engaged, leading to greater health…

Spotlight on Advertisers : Bark Busters

As part of its ongoing commitment to keep pets and people safe, Bark Busters, the world’s largest dog training company, will offer free pet safety window decals, dog safety workshops and bite prevention tips. These free community programs are part of a nationwide effort by the 250-plus Bark Busters dog behavioral therapists across the country…

New board game Funagle lets your dog play too

The specialty company Darf is putting a new spin on playing with your dog. Funagle is a new board game for people and their dogs to enjoy together. Now people can play games with their dogs while having fun with their friends and family. With Funagle, people match wits with opponents to see who is…

FOLBA to host Benefit for Animals May 29

Friends of Long Beach Animals is having its 15th Annual Benefit for the Animals, to be held Thursday, May 29 at the Long Beach Playhouse, 5021 East Anaheim Street in Long Beach. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with a reception featuring “paw food” and wine, Ralph Brunson at the piano, dine-out raffle, Chinese auction,…

Vet warns about the dangers of dogs eating raisins

By Laurinda Morris Danville (Ohio) Veterinary Clinic [In April, 2004] I had the first case in history of raisin toxicity ever seen at MedVet. My patient was a 56-pound, five year-old male neutered lab mix that ate half a canister of raisins sometime between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. He started with vomiting, diarrhea and…