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Why Have Routine Vet Visits Been Declining Since 2001?

Americans spend $53 billion on their pets each year on items such as gourmet dog food, designer collars, and luxury beds, yet dog visits to the vet have slipped 21 percent since 2001, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. Show More Summary

In China's Forbidden City, Dogs Lived the Good Life

We know there are lots of people who love to dress up their dogs, especially come Halloween or National Dress Up Your Pet Day, but this takes it to a level rarely seen. The Royal Ontario Museum, in Toronto has just opened an exhibition showing artifacts from China's Forbidden City, the enormous palace that housed the emperors for hundreds of years. Show More Summary

Two Bonehead College Students Force a Dog to Drink Beer

There's a certain drinking game at college get-togethers that involves a keg, two spotters, and a lack of common sense among all parties. It's called a keg stand. The two people upend a third, keep him steady, shove a keg tap into his...Show More Summary

The Brooklyn Tattoo Artist Who Inked His Dog Is Out of Job

You remember Mistah Metro and the case of the tattooed dog from Thursday. It was a wild story: Mistah (aka Alex Avgerakis), a hotshot Brooklyn tattoo artist, went to work on his dog when she was out cold from spleen surgery. His said his vet let him do it. Show More Summary

An Injured Pup Finds Comfort (and Transit) in a Friend's Jaws

How do you get around the city if you break your leg and can't travel under your own power? For one small puppy from Chongqing, China, the solution was easy: Hitch a ride with a friend, just like the rest of us. However, his solution is way more adorable than the human version of asking someone to drive us. Share this image The pup's owner, one Mr. Show More Summary

Leo the Puppy Mill Rescue Boxer Always Has His Mouth Full

Share this image Leo the Boxer is 10 years old. He was rescued from a puppy mill in 2012 by the National Mill Dog Rescue, after living in a cage for eight and a half years. That means he's spent 80 percent of his current life suffering from abuse, neglect, and irresponsible breeding. Show More Summary

The Daily Show Asks: Can Dogs Be Racist?

Usually when we write about problems with dogs and law enforcement, the story is about a police officer who got trigger-happy in the field and shot a dog. In the video below, Jessica Williams of The Daily Show flips that dynamic around a bit. Show More Summary

Bad Ideas: Chevy's Ad About Euthanizing a Senior Dog Is Devastating

The other day, Chevy released a devastating short film about spending your life with a dog and the heartbreak of euthanasia. It's a tender piece, running backward through the life of a woman and her faithful companion, hitting all the...Show More Summary

A Dog Stranded on Ice Is Rescued and Gets to Go Home

After being separated for 10 days, a dog and his owner had a joyous reunion Wednesday night, but it's a reunion that very nearly did not happen. It's only thanks to the sharp eyes and quick action by a crew of a Coast Guard cutter that KC, a 13-year-old Boxer-Chow-Lab mix, is even alive. Jodi Benchich says that KC disappeared on Feb. Show More Summary

This Is SO Not Cool: A Brooklyn Tattoo Artist Tattooed His Dog, and He's Defiant About It

Tattoo artist Mistah Metro, who works at Brooklyn's Red Legged Devil tattoo shop and appeared on the show NYC Ink, has been getting walloped on social media lately -- so much so he had to shut down his Twitter and Instagram accounts....Show More Summary

An Animal Control Officer Proposes Using DNA Testing to Clean Up a City's Dog Poop

Matt Antczak, the animal control officer of Ipswich, Massachusetts, takes dog poop really seriously. Most of us get annoyed and let loose with a few choice swear words when a person lets his or her pooch take a dump and doesn't clean it up. Show More Summary

Man Rescues Injured Dog from the Freeway with a Sandwich

Ricky Young was driving down the Houston Eastex Freeway in the morning last Friday, listening to the Buzz on 94.5 FM, when an alert came over the airway. "It said 'caution for a dog on the HOV lane,'" he told KHOU. And suddenly, there the dog was, a yellow Lab, lying down in the HOV (stands for high-occupancy vehicles) lane up ahead. Show More Summary

Infographic: Spread the Word! March Is Poison Prevention Awareness Month

Hey Dogster readers, listen up! March is Poison Prevention Month, which means that if you've never inspected your home for items that could prove disastrous for your dog friend, now's the time. And even if you've already puppy-proofed...Show More Summary

The Road from Sochi to Nashville Is a Long One for Amanda Bird's Stray Rescue Dog

While a lot of athletes brought home gold, silver, or bronze medals from the Winter Olympics, Amanda Bird got a lot of press for bringing home a dog. The spokeswoman for the American bobsled and skeleton team got a lot of coverage for her attempts to rescue one of Sochi's strays and give him a new home in America. Show More Summary

Odd-But-Adorable Pairing of the Day: This Chihuahua and This Kitten

Usually the line between Dogster and our sister site, Catster, is clear and distinct. Dogs stay on their side of the line, cats stay on theirs. It's a good system, and makes it easy for me to know where I should file the news items,Show More Summary

You Win, Purina: The Ads for Your New Hands-Free Treat Launcher Are Just Plain Ridiculous

As electronic gizmos like automatic ball launchers gain traction, we can look forward to a hands-free dog-owning existence in the very near future. Case in point: Beggin' Party Poppers. Featuring the latest in canine robotronics andShow More Summary

Our Monday Miracle Is Fifty, a Pittie Who Lost His Legs, But Gained a Dream Home

Share this image It's a startling example of the danger of assuming a specific set of traits about a specific breed of dog (or race or sex or orientation): According to Fifty the 2-Legged Pit Bull's Facebook page, he was wrongly shot by a police officer in some sort of confrontation. Show More Summary

A Nudist Colony Seeks to Expel a Blind Woman's Service Dog

In most neighborhoods, you'll get in significantly more trouble for walking with no clothes on than for simply taking the dog out for a stroll. That's true even where I live, and I reside in freaking Berkeley. Around here, you can get...Show More Summary

Bonehead Teens Abuse a Dog and Post a Video on Facebook

We already had one Bonehead of the Week -- a man who poured hot sauce on a puppy -- but we had to bring you couple of more: Two teens are now in custody after posting a video to Facebook showing the brutal treatment of a Pit Bull puppy. Facebook user Coats Keshawn posted the video on Tuesday, according to the New York Daily News. Show More Summary

A Heroic Dog Goes Home to Her Family, Thanks to Crowdfunding

It's no secret that getting health care is a problem in this country. As controversial statements go, that one should rank up there with "the sky is blue." For most of my own adult life, I've had to hustle to get together the funds to...Show More Summary

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