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Welcome to the Animatch Dog Blog. Here you'll find post about dogs in the news, funny dog pictures and other dog related stories found around the web. Enjoy!

Who Are You Calling Lazy?

Wednesday July 26, 2017

Originally published in The Suburban Written by Judie Amyot We all get a little lazy during the heat of summer but there are some dogs that aren’t...

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Sunburn and your Dog

Wednesday July 26, 2017

CAN DOGS GET SUNBURNED?If you’re planning beach trips and outdoor activities with your dogs this summer, make sure to protect them from the harsh UV rays of the...

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Share the Doggy Love

Wednesday July 26, 2017

Here are some extra ways that you can help Animatch:Do you have a difficult time thinking of what you’d like for your birthday? Maybe you’d like to...

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Don’t bring your dog to summertime fireworks

Wednesday July 26, 2017

“The roaring explosions and bright lights of fireworks can be upsetting to your pet and even lead to harm. Fireworks can cause animals to panic, putting both pets and people...

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A Word from Dr. Plasse - Epilepsy

Tuesday July 4, 2017

Epilepsy is a potentially deadly neurological condition fairly common in dogs. The first episode usually occurs between the ages of 1 and 3. Unfortunately, this is a lifelong disease and almost all...

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Driving Dangers

Thursday June 22, 2017

Dogs love to go for car rides. For many dogs, their favorite words are "bye-bye". I've seen dogs jump, prance, smile and bark with delight at the thought of a...

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Don’t Rock The Car

Thursday June 22, 2017

Many people are aware of the nauseating signs of motion sickness and the effect it can have on a relaxing vacation. But, did you know that motion sickness could also...

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Regal Home & Gifts Fundraiser

Monday June 19, 2017

Our friend Claire Winyard, a "Regal Ambassador", and the Animatch organization have created a special fundraiser to benefit Animatch! Between May 8th and July 30th, when Animatch supporters purchase...

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Don’t Hug My Cuddle Bug?

Monday May 29, 2017

By Judie AmyotThis article was first published in The Suburban. It may not be something we humans want to accept but apparently we need to stifle the urge...

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Allergies aren’t just for us humans!

Monday May 29, 2017

When we breathe in pollen from plants such as ragweed, we sometimes develop allergy symptoms which generally involve the upper respiratory system. Our eyes itch, our nose runs, it's hell. ...

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Kids and dogs .... it can work

Saturday May 27, 2017

Miranda Wimbush and Mike Bourque were both Animatch Volunteers – we like to say they are taking a “leave of absence”.  Since so many dogs are given up as soon...

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Is it the big ‘C’?

Wednesday May 17, 2017

By Judie AmyotThis article was originally published in The SuburbanWhile not a pleasant topic, cancer is a dreaded disease that strikes terror in our hearts when either we...

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Fur babies: why treating our dogs like our kids is bad for everyone

Wednesday May 17, 2017

​By Melinda Houston  Blame Bruiser. The canine star of Legally Blonde wasn't the first hound to be outrageously pampered – the tradition of lap dogs, tiny...

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Everything tastes better with dog hair in it

Wednesday May 17, 2017

Animatch has welcomed its share of Huskies in the past few years.  Many are amazed at how much a Husky can shed – yes, a good vacuum cleaner is a...

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Pasta for Pups Auction Item

Tuesday May 9, 2017

Helena Scheffer, Textile Artist, created this gorgeous screen print for auction winner Linda Hamel at the recent Pasta for Pups event. Thank you Helena for donating your time and...

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Hiring a dog walker

Tuesday May 2, 2017

Animatch feels strongly that the dog you adopt needs daily exercise to stay both mentally alert and healthy.  If long work days don’t allow you to hit the...

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I’m not old, I’m vintage…..

Monday May 1, 2017

The most heart-wrenching surrenders are those involving seniors.  You may have noticed that Animatch –as well as many other rescues – have numerous seniors up for adoption.  A lot...

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Pasta for Pups

Wednesday April 26, 2017

Thank you to all who came out to Pasta for Pups in support of Animatch.  More than $20,000 was raised which will help immensely in our quest to help homeless...

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The Tick and Lyme Disease

Thursday April 13, 2017

Ixodes scapularis is the tick which transmits Lyme disease. As soon as the ground starts to thaw, the tick climbs on a branch and waits for its next victim. Before...

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Different Ways to Donate

Thursday April 13, 2017

At Animatch, while we will never refuse any and all cash donations (who would?), there are many other ways you can help us help the doggies.  Throughout the year,...

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Animatch Fan Mail

News from Kiwi (former Alvin)

Hi Animatch team,I just wanted to let you know that Kiwi (former Alvin) is doing great after his umbilical hernia procedure (few weeks ago)....

10 Year Anniversary - Miss Jezebelle

Ten years ago on June 23 we drove to Hudson to meet her, & the moment Helen walked her out I knew right away she would rule...

Hi from Nukka (formerly Neelah)

She is such a darling! Very funny and so bright!! She is learning new things every day, and everybody who meets her loves her. She...

R.I.P Teddy

To call Teddy a dog seemed unjust – to all that knew him well he was a perfect gentlemen and a sweet loving soul. I was...

Pax (aka Albus) with bro Leo

Hi! i’m Pax. I’m smaller than my new young brother Leo. I am now two years old. Proud to be a Nordic dog...

Tunka( renamed Finley)

Finley is soon to be 4 months old ( Dec. 5th) and is already doubled in size. He is delightful, curious, crafty,smart pup who taught himself...

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