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Toby is at Chocolate Chip Dalmatian Assistance League in Adelphi, MD. I recently became certified in pet first aid and CPR and was surprised at some of the lessons I learned. Last week I created a Cat First-Aid Quiz. This week we’re going to the dogs (so to speak). Answer each true/false question below — and remember that, no matter …

Fireflower is at The Animal Rescue & Adoption Society in Denver, CO. I recently became certified in pet first aid and CPR and was surprised at some of the lessons I learned. Do you know how to keep your cat safe in an emergency? Answer each true/false question below — and remember that, no matter how good your knowledge of …

This is one of the dummies we used to practice giving cpr (which in pets is sometimes mouth-to-nose instead of mouth-to-mouth). This weekend I finally completed a 13-year-old promise to myself: I became certified in pet first aid and CPR through the American Red Cross. Odd promise? Maybe. But I learned the hard way how it feels when your pet …

Whisper is available for adoption at Cats’ Angels, Inc. in Austin, TX. The makers of Feline Pine have dubbed August 16-22 National Take Your Cat to the Vet Week and we’re thrilled! After all, cats outnumber dogs in the U.S. by about 15 million, according to the CATalyst Council. But cats receive less-frequent veterinary care than dogs, and their signs …

Duke is at Ohio County Animal Shelter in Hartford, KY. Recently, the Petfinder.com Foundation awarded six Petfinder shelters and rescue groups bordetella vaccination grants totaling more than $64,000. Bordetella is commonly known as kennel cough, and spreads rapidly among shelter populations. “Shelters are often compelled by their budgets to euthanize otherwise adoptable dogs to stop the spread of the disease,” …

Greg Kincaid and Rudy (photo by Doug Clark) Greg Kincaid is the author of A Dog Named Christmas. His next book, the prequel Christmas with Tucker, comes out in November, and is now available for preorder at all major retailers. You can also read his previous blog posts for Petfinder and visit Greg at www.facebook.com/authorgregkincaid. One of my life’s greatest …

Buster is available for adoption at the NC Rescue League in Wilmington, NC. Dr. Lauren Brickman writes a pet health and care column for Petside.com. Read all the Q&As she’s shared with Petfinder here. Q: My Maltese seems to have a very gurgly stomach. He acts fine but it is quite loud. Any suggestions? A: This type of noise can …

Besty and Jim kayaking This year my old pooch became fearful, aggressive, crippled and weak, pot-bellied, and incontinent, and started liking sweets. The vets all agreed he was just getting old. I didn’t think so. Here is our story: About a year ago, Jim the hound dog had an almost overnight quality-of-life change. He awoke one night in abject terror, …

I just found out my dog has cancer. Can my normal vet treat her or do I need to take her to a specialist?

Since 1995, Petfinder.com has found homes for approximately 15 million animals. Unfortunately, many adopted pets end up right back where they started, in shelters. In an effort to decrease the number of surrendered pets across the country, on March 8 we launched FurKeeps, a first-of-its-kind initiative designed to arm potential pet parents with the information they should consider before adopting, …