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{Letter From The Editor}


e’ve made it to our big summer issue, and it was great fun to put together. Our features this month have reminded me of some of the scariest times with my pets - (Harvey’s introduction to Angell’s poison control hotline) and some of our more hilarious times…one of which prompted our most risque article to date - “Honey is that you?…Oh no it’s the dog.” Having a pet occasionally forces us to face certain things that we would rather keep quiet about, but in the end, our pets certainly do offer some great dinner time storytelling and of course huge doses of pure love.

On another note, last week was the first of many amazing events I plan to attend and sponsor this summer. ‘The Rescue’ was a beautifully organized event for the Providence Animal Rescue League. This year the Animal Print joined forces with photographer Traer Scott to donate a photo shoot with one selected photo to appear on the cover of our next issue. I was thrilled to learn this morning that our silent auction donation raised more money than any other auction item. We raised $1,400. Hearing that made me feel honored to help raise $$ for this great shelter and incredibly proud to publish a magazine that is worthy of that kind of donation. Going through old issues, it amazes me at how far we’ve come with writing, design and with the additions of some great new columns, which include Animal Law, Whole Pet Health and Behavior. Another element that has really made a huge difference is the addition of our Senior Designer, Paul O’Hearn. He has really begun to pull all the elements together in a whole new way. I feel that we have finally arrived at a place I had only hoped for in the early days. Stephanie Georgia Publisher and Editor-in-Chief


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Lost Parrot Gives Vet Name And Address TOKYO, Japan - When Yosuke the parrot flew out of his cage and got lost, he did exactly what he had been taught – recite his name and address to a stranger willing to help. Police rescued the African grey parrot two weeks ago from a neighbor’s roof in the city of Nagareyama, near Tokyo. After spending a night at the station, he was transferred to a nearby veterinary hospital while police searched for clues, local policeman Shinjiro Uemura said. He kept mum with the cops, but began chatting after a few days with the vet.

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helping pet owners in need Chocolate. Antifreeze. Onions. Chewing Gum. Azalea. Cigarettes. They can all be poisonous to pets and even the most careful, cautious pet owner may find him or herself in a situation where their pet has ingested a potentially toxic substance. Boston area native Virginia Hadley had one such experience several months ago, and it was the Angell Poison Control Hotline that came to the rescue. The hotline, which can be contacted at 1-877-2ANGELL, is available to area residents thanks to a partnership between the MSPCA/ Angell Animal Medical Centers and the ASPCA’s board-certified veterinary toxicologists at the Animal Poison Control Center who are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to offer advice and provide information to pet owners and veterinarians alike.

The outcome could have easily been a bad one – it was a snowy weekend night, and the nearest 24-hour emergency veterinary clinic was more than thirty minutes away. Fortunately for Hadley, she had the number for the poison control hotline posted on her refrigerator, as she had learned of the service when she adopted Daisey from the MSPCA several months earlier. “I called and they instructed me on how to induce vomiting with hydrogen peroxide and we were able to get her to an emergency clinic shortly thereafter. It’s a good thing that we called because she was in pretty bad shape for a while there and the vets said that the outcome may have been different if her body had had a chance to absorb more of the toxins.”

Virginia Hadley’s miniature pinscher Daisey is alive and well today thanks to the experts at the Poison Control Center, who came to the rescue in January 2008.

Hadley’s case is just one of hundreds that the poison control center handles each day, as nearly 400 pet owners and veterinarians call the hotline daily, from the Boston area and beyond.

“My daughter was staying at my home for a belated holiday visit,” Hadley explained. “We went into Boston for the day, did some shopping, and we returned home to find that Daisey had raided my daughter’s luggage. This is a dog who chews or tries to eat just about anything – goats don’t have anything on her – and she ate chocolate, she ripped apart a pack of cigarettes and she was just starting on a tube of lotion when we came home and found her.”

When calling, pet owners are first asked to provide basic information such as the pet’s species, breed, age, sex, and weight. Callers are then asked to provide information on the actual exposure incident, including what toxins or products were involved and method of exposure. The experts will also discuss the pet’s symptoms and how much time has elapsed since the exposure to the toxin, and based on this information, an action plan is developed. Recommendations can range from closely monitoring the

15 the Animal Poison Control Center provided Georgia with information on how to induce vomiting and up came wrappers, chocolate truffles that Harvey had swallowed whole, and an ornament pieces. A bit of investigation revealed that the lacquer used on the ornaments was not toxic once dried, and since Harvey was able to bring up the chocolate before it was absorbed by his system, the effects from this second incident were minimal. Today, both Harvey and Daisey are happy, healthy and as mischievous as ever, thanks to the Animal Poison Control Center, which helps over 130,000 pet owners every year. With so many poisons out there, it’s very possible that every pet owner will at some point wonder whether their pet is in danger. And if a call to the poison control center leaves a pet owner wondering where they can turn for medical care, they won’t have to look too far. Angell Animal Medical Center offers ‘round the clock care at its state-of-the art facility in Boston, and for those island dwellers, there’s a second branch located on Nantucket. In addition to providing emergency and critical care, Angell Animal Medical Center has an array of veterinary specialists on staff. Pet parents can make appointments to meet with specialists in a wide array of areas, including anatomic and clinical pathology, avian and exotic pet medicine, behavior, cardiology and cardiac surgery, dentistry, dermatology, diagnostic imaging, general medicine, internal medicine, neurology and neurosurgery, nutrition, oncology, ophthalmology, pain medicine and surgery. Angell is also a leader when it comes to veterinary studies. Some current ongoing studies include a weight loss study and a renal study, designed to determine the impact of diet when it comes to treating dogs with kidney disease.

Paw & Order - Continued from pg. 8

Why is this important?

If you own an animal, work with animals or advocate on behalf of animals, then you should learn the laws in your state. The type of animal involved will dictate the laws that apply. There are laws that protect your animals, laws that regulate your animals and laws that determine what you must do if you own, work with or advocate on behalf of animals. For example, Rhode Island has seven different species of native non-marine turtles. Some might think of these turtles as cute, little animals to bring home to a put in a box as a pet. But the state has several of its turtles on a list of “endangered, protected and species of concern wildlife.” Therefore, possession of a protected turtle could be a violation of law. Massachusetts just became the first state in the nation to create a management plan for its offshore resources. This law will help protect ocean wildlife. If you work as a commercial fisherman, then this new law, which has a special provision relative to codfish, could affect you.


Defining what is in fact an animal under the law is not necessarily a straightforward determination. The Legislature may define a word differently than it is generally used or understood. Take an inventory of your animals and find out how your animals legally defined your state. You may be surprised at what you find.

Next Issue What is Animal Law?

As part of the MSPCA-Angell partnership, Angell Animal Medical Center works hand-in-hand with the MSPCA (Massachusetts Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Animals). Founded in 1868, MSPCA-Angell is the second oldest humane society in the nation. The non-profit organization receives no state funding, and therefore relies on private donations and fundraising events to continue its mission. The staff at the two Angell Animal Medical Center branches and the seven MSPCA animal care and adoption centers work with more than 250,000 every year. Adoption centers are located in Boston, Methuen, Centerville, Nantucket, Edgartown, Brockton and Springfield. To learn more about MSPCA-Angell, visit Contact the Angell Poison Control Hotline, call 1-877-2ANGELL (1-877-226-4355).


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{16Intimate Behavior}

Honey, is that you?

Oh No, it’s the DOG! by Katenna Jones

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t was a wonderful evening, maybe with a romantic dinner, possibly even an unexpected bouquet of flowers. Or maybe it’s just a lazy Sunday afternoon hanging around the house. You look into each other’s eyes, perhaps caress one another gently, or just wink and nod - but before you know it one thing leads to another. It’s the perfect moment, filled with passion and anticipation. Then it happens…a cold, wet nose where it shouldn’t be. Talk about a mood killer!

they freak out if they’re locked out of the room – but the main problem is that they seem confused and kind of disconcerted. Sometimes, one in particular just sits at the end of the bed and whimpers while other times, I think the commotion is too much, she sneaks under the covers and then the nose takes over, which is just really disturbing and kind of a mood breaker.” “One dog could care less. The other just hangs out on the bed and sometimes sticks her nose in places where it doesn’t belong. But I don’t think either of them have the slightest interest or concern.”

It’s something not everyone talks about. Some people don’t even experience it. But many pet owners know exactly what I’m talking “Actually I think it’s me about. Is your pet watching? In a culture where we don’t all that’s weird…I have to Are they traumatized? Are crate my dogs cause it openly discuss sex, it is natural you?! Then there are the freaks ME out!! I can’t to feel mixed emotions after being homes where pets are downdo ‘it’ when they’re in the “caught” or “watched.” right aggressive around the same room!” bed. For all of these reasons, it’s high time we discuss this issue. My intention is not “My little dog, who is always by my side and sleeps right to offend or to alienate, but rather to inform and help on my head, will leave the minute there is even a hint of those who deal with these issues on a daily basis. a kiss about to happen.” Here is what a few people had to say about their voyeurs; I mean dogs: “I don’t really mind my dogs being around during intimate times, and they give me little choice because

The first time it happened to me, we had recently adopted our dog who thankfully leapt out of bed at the perfect moment. Fast forward to us discovering her curled tightly in her bed, shaking like a leaf! Did



she think we were hurting each other? Did she think she was in trouble? Should we console her? Should we laugh? Should we lock her out next time?

behavior, then there is usually no reason to ban 17them from furniture. But this is a topic for a future article‌

In a culture where we don’t all openly discuss sex, it is natural to feel mixed emotions after being “caught� or “watched.� Let me assure you – your pets do not know what is happening and there is no reason for you to be embarrassed. If your pet sees your naughty bits, it’s not a big deal.

Then there are pets who display moderate or serious anxiety during intimate times. I have no idea why my dog shook during intimate times, but I can only assume she didn’t understand what was happening. She tends to be a bit on the fearful side anyway, but that doesn’t mean we should ignore her fear. Fearful or anxious behavior requires attention, and the assistance of a behaviorist may be needed. In our case, we found that the best solution was to just stop letting her sleep with us when we are both in bed. She sleeps quite comfortably on the couch or in one of her beds, never shakes and is quite happy with the arrangement. And frankly, so are we!

Pets are simple. They do not understand things like being naked, sex or kissing. What they do respond to is shouting or odd body movements because these things are out of the norm for a pet – what the heck is my person doing!? And how do pets investigate unusual things? They sniff or, God forbid, lick the things they are curious about. It may be really creepy, but it’s just innocent curiosity and investigation. So what can you do? In a case where your pet is displaying aggressive behavior, call a qualified behaviorist as you could have a potentially very dangerous situation that needs to be addressed right away. There are some who believe dogs do not belong in the bed at all, however, I do not agree it’s always that black and white. Certainly, there are homes where pets just do not belong on furniture but if your pet is not displaying aggressive or overly assertive

And what about the average person who is just not comfortable with being “watched?� Try escorting your pet off the bed, crating them, shutting the bedroom door, or simply ignoring them. One thing that may help is to have a “game plan� for pets during intimate times. Make sure both partners know the plan and practice it ahead of time just like you would when teaching any new skill to your pet. If your pet is not used to being crated in the middle of the day, they may become uncomfortable and end up ruining the Continued on pg. 27


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While researching photographers for our summer feature, we were thrilled to come across a studio with such a playful and diverse portfolio. dane + dane studio is a pet photography and design studio based in Seattle and Portland but serving clients around the globe. It would seem that we not only found a wonderful photographer, J.Nichole Smith, but also an entire studio dedicated to pets and people too! dane + dane studios is no longer just a girl her dog and her camera. Founder J. Nichole Smith’s studio now consists of a number of people who specialize in areas such as photography, branding, design, artful corporate pet photography and even more. One interesting niche that dane + dane has ventured into is dog wedding photography. Amilia Soper, who is the other photographer at dane + dane, specializes in cats and weddings and is considered the ‘resident expert’ with both. Founder, Nichole explains, “dog wedding photography is a novel concept and a tight niche in the wedding photography world.”

Photo (right) by Amelia Soper

According to, “Dogs in particular are becoming the new untraditional participants in wedding ceremonies. They are either being entrusted with roles such as ring bearers, bridesmaids, and groomsmen or are simply present during the ceremony to bear witness to their owner’s nuptials.”


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Party Cookies 1 large apple 1/4 cup honey 1/2 cup water 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 cup oatmeal 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour plus 1/8 cup whole wheat flour. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Core, slice and mince the apple (use a food processor if you have one). In a large bowl, combine the minced apple bits, honey, water, cinnamon, and oatmeal. Gradually blend in the wheat flour, adding enough to form a stiff dough. In a small bowl, add 1/8 cup wheat flour. Spoon the dough by rounded teaspoon onto ungreased baking sheets, spacing about 2 inches apart. Flatten each cookie using the bottom of a glass dipped in the wheat flour (to prevent sticking). Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and flip each cookie to brown evenly on both sides. Reduce oven temperature to 325° F (180° C). Return to oven and bake for an additional 30 minutes. Let cool overnight. Makes about 3 dozen crunchy cookies, depending on how big you make them.


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moment anyway. Instead, practice a few “dry runs” to work out the details, get your pet comfortable with the plan, so you and your partner are on the same page. You may even want to come up with a word or phrase to signal to each other “Honey, it’s time to put the dog in the crate, if you know what I mean…” Have fun with it! You don’t need to spend too much of your intimate time worrying about it, if you have a plan. We all have busy lives and don’t spend nearly enough time enjoying our loved ones or simply having sex. Whether your pet is in the bed or out, watching or not, is up to you. Having a system in place to get the room ready for romance can help you both enjoy uninterrupted intimacy – and can help keep any cold, wet noses where they should be: out of your business. Good luck, and remember to have fun and enjoy each other! Katenna Jones, ScM, Associate CAAB, CABC, CPDT • Humane Educator, American Humane Association . Owner, Best Behavior, LLC 401-439-6442 •

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Every Saturday in June- Boston DOGGIE DAYS at Tremont 647 Stop by this wonderful Boston restaurant every Saturday while the patio is open to enjoy a special dog menu provided by Polka Dog Bakery and of course socializing with your Four legged friends. Saturdays from 2-5pm. Tremont 647 is located at: 647 Tremont St. Boston, MA 617-266-4600 Tuesday, June 10- Boston “Paws for a Cause” at McCorrmick & Smick’s Seafood 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. $25.00 Per Person McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant, Oldies 103.3 and UV Vodka are very excited to announce tickets are now on sale for the first annual “Paws for a Cause,” a cocktail party and silent auction to benefit Just a Touch Rescue. With live music, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, oyster bar and wine samples. Special appearance by photographerTraer Scott who will be signing copies of her highly acclaimed book, Shelter Dogs. All proceeds will benefit this event. McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant At Boston Park Plaza Hotel 34 Columbus Avenue Boston, Massachusetts 02116 PAY BY CHECK to: “Just A Touch Rescue” and mailed to; Kirk P. Mansfield McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant At The Boston Park Plaza Hotel 34 Columbus Avenue Boston, MA. Call 617-482-3999

June 11 & 14 - Greater Boston 2nd Chance Dog Seminar - FREE was created in an effort to make your new companion’s transition into your family a happy and successful one. This seminar addresses issues and concerns exclusive to an adopted dog and their new family. Topics include bonding, housebreaking, shyness, separation anxiety and resource guarding. (Especially for Pets offers a 10% discount on all products and services, including grooming and training for up to one month from your pet’s adoption date). 6/11 at 7pm at Especially for Pets in Acton. 6/14 at 4pm at Especially for Pets in Medway. For more information, call 508.533.0275 or visit Saturday, June 14th - RI Street and Shelter Dogs, the Wandering Spirit: Photography by Traer Scott A Special Exhibit at the Gail Cahalan Gallery, Opening Reception: June 14, 2008 4 – 7pm. Exhibit runs from June 11 – July 5. Gallery Hours: Wed-Fri 1-5pm, Sat 1-5pm and by appointment. Please join us for the opening reception of photography by Traer Scott. Ten percent of the sales will benefit the Providence Animal Rescue League. Traer Scott will be available to sign copies of her latest book, Street Dogs and her previously published, “Shelter Dogs.” Both best-selling books will be available for purchase, but please reserve your copy today to ensure availability. Scott will be recognized for her efforts as the next recipient of the Helen Woodward Humane award to be

presented, July 2008. The gallery is pleased to present this nationally recognized photographer and raise awareness and funds for this cause. Join the gallery for this very special event along with the Providence Animal Rescue League and Edgewoof Bakery of Cranston in honoring Providence’s own Traer Scott. Reserve your copy of either book by contacting the gallery at or Sunday, June 15 - Boston Soft Paws Clinic at Boston Veterinary Care In celebration of Adopt-A-Cat Month, Boston Veterinary Care is pleased to host a free Soft Paws clinic on Sunday, June 15 from 1- 4pm. Bring your cat or cats and we will trim their nails and apply Soft Paws nail caps at no charge. All cats must have a current rabies vaccine to be eligible. Boston Veterinary Care is located at 10 Chandler Street in Boston’s South End. Monday, June 16- Greater Boston Golf Invitational to benefit MSPCA Law Enforcement 11am at Belmont Country Club $125 and up. For more info call: (617) 541-5049, June 16, 23,24 - Greater Boston FREE Raw Diet Seminars 6/16 at 6pm FREE Feeding your Dog the Raw Seminar in Newton. For more information, call 617.964.7387 or visit 6/23 at 6pm FREE Feeding your Dog the Raw Seminar in Acton. For more information, call 978.264.4444 or visit

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Hector Cuevas & The Boston Latin Band. Cost: $75/ticket, $125/two ticketsInfo: Thursday, June 26th- Boston Spirit of Kindess Silent Auction Please join the MCPCA of Boston June 26, 2008 for the Spirit of Kindness at the Skywalk Pavilion in the Prudential Center. Hundreds of MSPCA supports will gather (in casual cocktail attire) to celebrate and support the MSPCA-Boston Animal Care and Adoption Center. Tickets are $60 and include dinner, a drink and entrance to the silent auction. Date: Thursday, June 26, 2008 Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM for more info visit Saturday, June 28th - SE MA


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Congratulations to the Providence Animal Rescue League on the success of their 2nd Annual Fundraiser Gala, “The Rescue.” Guests enjoyed amazing food, drinks and music while bidding on dozens of auction items. The Animal Print is proud to announce that our auction donation in partnership with photographer Traer Scott raised $1,400. The winning bidder, Brook

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Lee, will have her pet involved in a magazine cover shoot by Traer Scott and one selected photo will appear on the cover of our next issue! Talk about bragging rights... For more info about the Providence Animal Rescue League please visit them at 34 Elbow Street, Providence, Rhode Island phone 401-421-1399 or on the web at

Local RI dog trainer Jeff Gellman is working to help save the lives of hard to adopt dogs in partnership with The Providence Animal Rescue League. Jeff is taking in one dog at a time into his private training kennel and conducting a two week training boot camp with each dog. He acts as a foster home while incorporating his “boot camp” for these homeless dogs from PARL. At the conclusion of the training period, Jeff works to find a new Max - currently available for adoption owner for the dog and following up with a minimum of three hours of training for the family. Jeff Gellman does this at no charge to shelter or prospective new parents. All costs associated with feeding/housing and training each individual dog are incurred by him. Jeff is well known in the Northeast as a rehabilitator of hard to train dogs and is hugely successful with dogs that no one else seems to be able to train. He finds that his unorthodox but humane training methods are well received by both dog and human. Jeff currently has 3 dogs ready for adoption, including Max who came from PARL. Jeff tells us, “Max has learned sit/stay, down/stay, heel, place and wait. He is a high energy dog and would do well with a family that has a fenced in yard and another dog for him to play with. Young kids are not advised since I feel that a lot of dogs get surrendered by families who do not understand dog/puppy behavior and that is why dogs end up in shelters.” You can find more info about Max, the other dogs that Jeff has for adoption or more info about his training methods by visiting his website at www. or call him at 401.527.6354. You may also call PARL at 401.421.1399 for an adoption application to adopt Max.

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DOG MOM of the YEAR The Animal Print is thrilled to announced this years winner of Dog Mom of the Year. The judges had a tough time choosing this years winner... we wish everyone could win but in the end there was one who stood out above the rest. Nominated by her husband, this years dog mom of the year is Kristina Sprengel. As the winner Kristina and her pup Sophia will recieve oodles of gifts and pampering all thanks to some wonderful business who donated to our deserving mom!

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Just a few of the attendees at Sophia’s Birthday Party playing at RI Animal Medical/ Four Paws Pet Resort’s day care yard.

(above) Kristina Sprengel and Sophia celebrate Sophias recent birthday party, making it to 1 year of age against all odds. Kristina hosted the event in the day care yard at Rhode Island Animal Medical Center/Four Paws Pet Resort. In attendance were Sophia’s older brothers Mason (4yr old Chocolate Lab) and Snoopy (14yr old Dalmatian), her younger sister Ava (7 month old Chocolate Lab) and over 20 of Sophia’s closest friends from Daycare with their Mothers and Fathers. In liue of gifts Sophia and her mom asked that donations be made to the “Pet Refuge” (a no kill animal shelter) located on Stoney Lane in North Kingstown, RI. Lots of donations were made and everyone had a wonderful time. Kristina was very grateful for all of the love and support.

the letter My Name is Jack Sprengel and I would like to nominate my wife Kristina Sprengel for “Dog” Mother of the year. Kristina Sprengel has volunteered and worked in the Animal-Care field since the age of 13. She would tell you that she is married with eight adopted “children.” These consist of Dogs, Cats and other animals she found needing a home. The more needy the animal the more passion she has for them. Kristina’s dogs are arguably, her reason for living. Her oldest, Snoopy, a 14 year old Dalmatian was given up by his owners at the age of eight. Fearing that he would be put to sleep, she made arrangements and adopted him. Six years later she still waits on him, often literally on hand and knee. When Kristina adopted Snoopy she was already the mother of a Liver Spot Dalmatian named Tosha. She

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32Whole Pet Health


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ust like humans, many dogs suffer from arthritis pain and inflammation as they age, as joints and bones naturally degenerate over time. Fortunately, arthritis can often be managed with the help of acupuncture,Traditional Chinese Medicine, supplements and nutrition. Natural and alternative therapies are generally safe, effective and can be used in conjunction with western medicine.

If your dog suffers from arthritis, these are a few natural remedies that are helpful: Glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate with MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) will help protect and lubricate joints. Research has shown that MSM has an strong anti-inflammatory effect. Glucosamine has been studied for over 20 years in humans, and has been proven effective to relieve arthritic joint pain. Please note that it may take four to six weeks before your dog feels the results from these supplements. An Omega 3 essential fatty acid supplement from fish oil or flaxseed oil also works as an anti-inflammatory.These help to lubricate the joints and help with inflammation. Omega 3 oils will also improve the health and appearance of your dog’s coat. Omega 3 oils have been proven to help reduce excess weight in people and dogs. Nutritional supplements containing enzymes and antioxidants have been shown to reduce inflammation, promote healthy joints, increase circulation and support immune function. One product of this type in Wobenzym(r), a

nutritional product for humans. I’ve received good reports from people using this supplement with arthritic dogs. Diet plays an essential role in decreasing the symptoms of arthritis. Studies have indicated that wheat can exacerbate pain and cause inflammation in both humans and animals. Cooking for your dog is the best option. However if you cannot make the time to cook, then make sure you are feeding your dog the best food you can find. Choose a safe brand that is organic, and contains free-range meat. Unfortunately most grocery stores do not carry the best pet food brands. It is the smaller independently owned pet supply shops and on-line shops that carry the better quality brands. Your dog’s food should also be wheat, corn and soy free.These filler ingredients may exacerbate arthritis and often are involved in weight gain.Wheat, soy and corn products have also been linked to allergies and skin problems in animals. Make sure the treats you feed your dog are also free of wheat, corn and soy, especially if your dog is overweight, as this puts more pressure on already weakened joints. One of my favorite dog treats is Cinna-bones made by Solid Gold. These cookies are not only free of wheat, soy or corn but they also contain cinnamon which is very effective in relieving pain in arthritis made worse with cold damp weather.

33 Acupuncture & Arthritis Study after study have shown that acupuncture and Chinese herbs are effective to relieve the pain and inflammation of arthritis in both humans and dogs. Canine acupuncture is also an effective treatment for hip and elbow dysplasia, ligament and tendon injuries, and many other ailments. Acupuncture helps to increase circulation to the muscles and joint capsules, providing more oxygen and slowing cell degeneration. It also relieves painful muscle spasms and releases endorphins to make your dog feel better. Most humans and dogs feel relaxed and experience pain relief after an acupuncture session. Don’t expect an instant one-treatment miracle, though. Acupuncture has a cumulative effect. Over time, the treatments build on one another, giving better results with each successive treatment. These natural approaches to treating canine arthritis are generally safe and effective, but you should check with your pet healthcare provider before using a new supplement. Jeanie Marie Kraft is an acupuncturist, herbalist, nutritionist and author living in Salem, Massachusetts, with a private practice treating dogs with Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has special interest in pain and dysfunction syndromes including hip dysplasia. She is a former faculty member of the Canadian College of Oriental Medicine (Toronto, Canada) and has published two books on traditional Chinese herbal medicine and theory, as well as authoritative articles on Oriental Medicine. She has been treating dogs (and humans) with acupuncture for more than 10 years. In addition to her interest in treating pain and movement disorders, Jeanie Marie is also interested in canine athletes, and hopes one day to work with the incredible dogs of Alaska’s Iditarod race. To contact Four Paws Acupuncture, visit or call 978-729-9593

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reta my IG (Italian greyhound) is the perfect pooch for paintings and good as gold as a greyhound for the galleries. I copied the columns that Animal Print has published and featured, and entered a collage of the cutout pages, framed in cherrywood, for a show this spring at the R.I.S.D. museum. They put my piece in a special glass case (that’s how valuable it was?) and a former museum director, Franklin Robinson, managed to auction it off successfully. As of this writing, I don’t know who welcomes Greta and her ghostly images into his or her parlor, but I am, or we are, proud of this contribution to the realms of art.

Actually, Greta’s breed was designed for beauty, to pose prettily for portraits, and this has not been Greta’s debut or coming out. She sat for an illustration done by Mike Bryce for a book of poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay, and somebody in Jamestown purchased the original water color. I never found out who it was or where it has found its home by the bay. The French artist, Rosa Bonheur, once famously painted an Italian greyhound, but Greta has mostly been translated into words, my hymns and odes to her glory, or into candids and snapshots…with one other recent and remarkable exception. We visit the underground art world of Gerry Puleo, who gathers local professionals and amateurs with brush, pen, and charcoal at easels set up around a raised stage. Greta and I were asked to sit for a three-hour session and we accepted graciously, nay, enthusiastically. These days, our theme is aging gracefully. Greta at 15 is white in the snout…just like me. People still stop us to admire her charm, and children mistake her for a puppy, but on closer inspection you can Reader’s Choice... see that she has the dignity and detachment of canine wisdom. I mean, we both show our age a bit, but we look great as a team. Greta was WINNER! BEST not born to drag sleds over the snow and ice, Pet Boutique in RI or to hunt anything but a butterfly or to guard much beyond her own doggie-bed. She evolved to embody refinement and leisure. People regale me, or challenge me, with tales of the incredible longevity of their dogs, and I hope that Greta Best of goes on and on and sets them back on their Rhode Island heels. But whatever the seasons may bring, Winner Greta will survive as a symbol and an icon. I confide in my IG and hope she likes my whispers and confidences. “Greta, you and I will live forever as art!” Does she care? We dog lovers defy the logic of the scientists and the realists. We know something ancient about the phantom world, the storybook world, where the spirit comes through and goes forth. Greta was born on Garbo’s birthday. Garbo lives as an image on a screen. And my existential Greta will be, and continue to be, like the words to a song, like the Reservoir Avenue • Cranston, RI 02910 smile on a portrait, thanks to the magic of this town where artists in every medium rescue us from ailments beyond the banks of our rivers and the beaches of our shoreline. *



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Dom Mom of the Year - Continued from pg. 31 was Kristina’s Best-friend since childhood. They welcomed Snoopy into their lives and spent a wonderful five years together until late spring of 2007. Tragically, Tosha developed a violent seizure disorder that despite extensive attempts at treatment, ultimately took her life. Losing her best friend, Kristina became a different person. It was as if part of her died with “Tosh”. After several months of melancholy existence, I knew that only one thing could ever fill the void left in her heart. An extensive search, revealed a young female Dal in Oklahoma in need of a home. Kristina saved up money in order to have her flown in to New England. I can remember watching the cart pull up with little Sophia in her cage. An immediate twinkle could be seen in Kristina’s eyes as they carried the fragile pup over to her. She was beautiful. After only a few months of adjusting to her new surroundings, Sophia developed a dangerous case of pneumonia. Kristina stayed up day and night tending to her needs until she was able to recover. Only a few weeks later, Sophia began to exhibit unusual neurological behaviors. These consisted of head-bobbing, unsteady gait and ultimately becoming frozen stiff with intense pain. Kristina rushed Sophie from one emergency clinic to the next, each one running different tests, each test raising more questions. After watching Kristina suffer with the loss of her first Dal, this became all too unbearable to witness. She spent ever free moment of her time at Sophie’s side, trying to make her comfortable. She only seemed to sleep by passing out from all of the exhaustion and crying. Eventually, Sophia was diagnosed with Steroid Responsive Meningitis. This like the pneumonia was likely the result of a hereditary auto-immune disorder. Despite the ever increasing mountain of veterinary bills and extreme emotional strain, Kristina spared no expense of time or finance whether she had it or not, to save her little girl. To date, Sophia has pulled though by staying on a strict plan involving both medicine and diet. This June, Kristina is planning a huge celebration for Sophia’s 1st birthday against all odds. Kristina gives selflessly towards improving the lives of dogs. I sincerely wish that you will give her your serious consideration.

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Bubba is the most endearing pooch that you’ll ever meet. Do you smell that? It’s the scent of fun times and frolicking with your new best friend… ME. Don’t you just want to get out in this unbelievable spring weather? I know I do; let’s get going! So let me go over the basics. I am potty-trained, crate-trained, and snuggle-trained.

Crash is in New York. Here is a note from Crash’s mom who is unable to keep him do to life changes that do not allow her to keep her beloved dog: Crash was a very klutzy puppy - the name Crash just fit him perfectly. He’s about 5 years old around 80 pounds, and I’ve had him since he was 6 months.

Oscar was found roaming around the north shore all by my lonesome self in the early springtime. I’m a healthy, friendly pit bull of 60 pounds. Although my head weighs most of that, it’s not because I have a hearty ego! I am one easy-going, down-to-earth boy. I’m happy no matter what- whether I’m jogging with you, or curled up on the couch.

Duke, a Mastiff mix who was found as a stray by local animal control. We think he is part Great Dane, but we cannot be sure of his breed because we do not know much about his history. The shelter had limited space, so Underdog ResQ stepped in to help. Duke is a gentle giant who weighs about 95 pounds. Duke is about 1 year old, so he still has some growing to do.

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Dahlia is a young 8 month maybe a little younger brown tiger baby. She is an absolute doll. She may even have some Siamese in her because she is a bit cross eyed. She’s not crazy about being held but she is crazy about loving up against you and head butting. She loves to play and doesn’t mind dogs either.

Starsky is a very handsome out going kind of a guy. He’s only a year old. Him and his brother are like glue. Constantly washing each other, laying together using each other as a pillow. It’s the most adorable thing to see. Starsky is the one who gives reassurance to his brother Hutch. He loves to be pet and doesn’t mind being held.

Hutch is a very handsome but a little shy love bug of a guy. He’s only a year old. Him and his brother are like glue. Constantly washing each other, laying together using each other as a pillow. It’s the most adorable thing to see. Hutch is the quiet one that like reassurance from his brother Starsky.

Anthony is only 15 weeks old and what a lovable boy he is. As soon as you pick his up he purrs up a storm. He loves to be held. He’s a playful little boy.

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Kylee is your basic shelter mutt. We think she’s a Doberman mix, but can’t be sure. She’s probably got four or five other breeds mixed in there. At three years-old, Kylee has energy but is well out of her puppy years. She loves to run and play, but she knows when to settle down. Shes great with dogs, cats, and small children (age 5+).

Maxwell is a bouncy, euphoric pup who loves to just run, play, sprint, sniff stuff, soak up attention… and repeat. At only six months old, Maxwell has tons of puppy energy left in him. We need Maxwell to go to an experienced dog owner because he becomes mouthy and can nip when he gets over-excited.

Boomer just wants to have fun! Boomer is a big, young, high-energy pit mix who will need an active household and plenty of exercise. Boomer loves to chase tennis balls, but only occasionally brings them back (hmmm). He’s very play and people focused and just loves to romp. This is a very fun-oriented dog.

Teaka is an extremely loveable and sweet, adult Lab mix. Teaka loves to be around people, but she’s not clingy. She’s extremely affectionate and loves both treats and deep shoulder scratches. Her energy levels are moderate. She’ll need exercise to stay trim, but not tons.

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Maddie is a sweet, playful and mellow gal. She was left behind in an apartment when the tenant moved out, along with Calloway. We estimate Maddie to be under 1 year or about 1 year but can not be sure of ages. Maddie is spayed and doing great with her litterbox. Maybe her and Calloway could be a pair too....

Calloway is a handsome, social and playful bun. He likes attention! He was left behind in an apartment when the tenant moved out, along with Maddie… We estimate Calloway is about 1 year old. He is neutered and doing well with his litterbox. If interested in Calloway, please visit for adoption policies and online adoption application.

Sonny is a real cutie and a bundle of energy! He has beautiful blue eyes, is about 6 months old and he is neutered. He is doing very well with his litterbox and loves to play and zip around! Great first bun! If interested, please visit for adoption policies and online adoption application.

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Buttons is a cute (the pictures do not capture her!) and sweet 10 month old bun. She was surrendered to a local shelter and purchased from a pet shop. She is spayed, doing great with her litterbox and would make a great first bun for adult or older kid home. If interested in Buttons, please visit for our adoption policies and application.

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38 Events Continued from page 29. Saturday & Sunday, June 28, 29 Rhode Island Jungle Junction Anniversary Event Stop by and enjoy free pet food samples, give-aways, face painting, balloons and lots of discounts. Located at 1270 Mendon Rd., Cumberland, RI Sunday, June 29th - Greater Boston Grand Opening Please Join the Northeast Animal Shelter for their Grand Opening Event on Sunday June 29th 11am - 5 pm. There will be a silent auction, raffle, food, and other fun things. There new address is 347 Highland Avenue, Salem, MA 01970. Phone: 978-745-9888 • website is


Every Saturday in July - Boston DOGGIE DAYS at Tremont 647 Stop by this wonderful Boston restaurant every Saturday while the patio is open to enjoy a special dog menu provided by Polka Dog Bakery and of course socializing with your four legged friends. Saturdays from 2-5 pm. Tremont 247 is located at: 647 Tremont St. Boston, MA 02118 (617) 266-4600 Sunday, July 1 - SE/MA WALK YOUR PAWS OFF!! Benefits the Humane Society and Shelter Southcoast Prizes awarded for: biggest fundraiser, best dressed, largest and smallest dogs, pet and owner look-a-like! At The Freetown State Forest. Registration begins at 12:00 pm. Dog walk begins at 1:00 pm. Pick up your registration forms at

The Humane Society and Shelter Southcoast 31 Ventura Drive, Dartmouth, MA Visit our website for more information: Monday, July 7 - RI SIGN UP FOR THE WALK ‘N WAG CHALLENGE Early Bird Registration: July 7 Dates: September 13 – December 5 The RI Veterinary Medical Association’s, Walk ‘N Wag Challenge is a statewide fitness initiative inspired by the Shape Up RI program. During the 12-week Challenge, dogs and their owners can track distance walked and weight lost. Participants receive a packet of Challenge materials including a pedometer, dog bandana, logbook, plus frequent newsletters and eligibility for prizes. Contact us by email at or by phone at 401-751-0944. Saturday, July 12 - SE/MA 2ND Annual Stuff for Strays Yard Sale The 2nd Annual Stuff for Strays Yard Sale to benefit Angelcat Haven Feline Rescue is scheduled for Saturday, July 12, 8:00 AM and 1:00 PM at Desco Electronics, 36 Bacon Square, Plainville, MA. Proceeds from the event will help stray and homeless cats in the area. Heavy rain date is Sunday, July 14th. Angelcat Haven is now accepting gently used or new items, including furniture, home accessories, baby clothes, toys, kitchenware, books, CDs, and electronics for the sale. Please no TVs, adult clothing, or exercise equipment. To arrange drop offs of donations, call (508) 203-4240 or email to: Donations are tax deductible.

Saturday, July 19th - Greater Boston Meet the Dogs North East All Retriever Rescue (NEARR). 11-1pm Where: Especially for Pets, 81 Union Ave, Sudbury, MA Cost: Free


Every Saturday in August-Boston DOGGIE DAYS at Tremont 647 Stop by this wonderful Boston restaurant every Saturday while the patio is open to enjoy a special dog menu provided by Polka Dog Bakery and of course socializing with your 4 legged friends. Saturdays from 2-5pm. Tremont 247 is located at: 647 Tremont St. Boston, MA 02118 (617) 266-4600 Saturday, August 2nd - RI 1st Annual Black Tie Doggie Ball 6:00 PM - 10:30 PM Villa Pavilion at Forte Getty, Jamestown, Rhode Island The evening will provide exquisite four course dinning for you and your dog, and dancing to a live band under the stars, amid the beauty of “Villa Pavilion” at “Forte Getty” on the West Passage of Narragansett Bay. After dinner, enjoy a romantic moonlight walk along the beach, a free private photo session with you and your darling, the opportunity to bid on some fabulous items, or vote for the best dressed dog and couple. All proceeds from the event will be used to fund the efforts of the “Friends of the Jamestown Animal Shelter;” the “Bully Breed Club’s Spaying and Neutering Fund;” and the “Paws and Claws’ Pet Fund”. Reserve your seats for an evening to


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bills that have become law in Rhode Island. The event is free and open to the public. Contact Dennis Tabella 401-738-3710.

Saturday, August 16 - RI 13th Annual Homeless Animals Dayand Candlelight Vigil will be held at Rose Larisa Park (across from the Crescent Park Carousel in Riverside, RI, on Saturday, August 16, 2008, from 6:00 P. M. to 9:00 P. M. Defenders of Animals, Inc., will be celebrating a National Homeless Animals’ Day at Rose Larisa Park (across from the Crescent park carousel in Riverside, RI. Defenders of Animals is commemorating this day to bring attention to the tragic situation of dog and cat overpopulation in Rhode Island. Awards will be presented to individuals for their acts of humanness toward animals, including legislative awards to Rhode Island legislators for their role in introducing pro animals

Sunday August 24th - Greater Boston The Puppy Plunge The Greater Lowell YMCA will be hosting the Puppy Plunge on Sunday August 24, from 12-3 PM. Dogs are placed into divisions based on weight and then swim the length of our 25 yard pool. Prizes are given to each category winner. This event is $20 per dog and all proceeds will go to benefit the aquatics department to invest in new lifesaving equipment. To download a registration form visit us online at www.greaterlowellymca. org. Participation is limited to the first 100 registrants.


Sunday, September 7th - all MA The statewide 2008 MSPCA Walk for Animals will be held on Sunday, September

7! Animal lovers (and some of their favorite canines) in Boston, Brockton, Hyannis, Martha’s Vineyard and Springfield will be walking on the same day, at the same time, for the same reason: to promote kindness and care for animals. Our goal is to raise $300,000 to help the MSPCA-Angell care for homeless, injured and abused animals each year. For more info visit Saturday, September 13Rhode Island Providenece Animal Rescue League’s, 20th Annual Pet Walk Rhode Island fundraiser at Roger Williams Park’s Temple To Music. Pet Walk benefits our ongoing efforts to rescue and rehome homeless animals across New England! Pet Walk features a fun walk for you and your dog through Roger Williams Park. This year, PARL is partnering with the Rhode Island Veterinary Medical Association to launch their first annual Walk and Wag pet health program.

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We were stationed in Sasebo when Zoe arrived wrapped in a big red bow on Thanksgiving evening. She joined us on each military move, ulitimately living in five states.  She enjoyed hikes up Mt. Yumahari in Japan, long walks and off leash parks in Virginia, long runs and play in acres of land in Florida, the snow in Pennsylvania, daily hikes and run on the beautiful mountain trails of Washington, and daily romps at the dog beach in California. During her last year of life, her favorite thing to do was to stand “watch” on the hill in front of our home in Seal Beach, CA as seen in the current cover photo of the Animal Print. She passed away in February 2008 from congenital heart disease.

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“Ronnie”, the lovable “Paws and Claws’’ mascot, moved to heaven on April 12, 2008. This 13 year old, 103 lbs., goofball, was a well known Rhode Island poster child for “why we love our pitbulls.” I adopted “Ronnie” after he was abandoned in elderly housing by a well known Newport drug dealer/dog fighter. “Ron” served no purpose to this individual, since he hated to fight. “Ronnie” changed my life; teaching me about the horrors of pit bull fighting, teens with nothing to do, advocacy, politics, and volunteering. “Ronnie” was a miracle boy, living 2.5 years with “Mast Cell Cancer,” which never effected him until his last two days. It will be impossible to forget the big wonderful smile he gave you, after he ever so gently nipped your butt and ran away laughing the whole while. I love you Ron!!!

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North Providence Animal Shelter:

seeking volunteers over the age of 21 yrs. old to walk dogs, cuddle cats and kittens and spend time with all the animals who are at the shelter waiting for forever homes. Please contact Larna Grossi for more details and to schedule an informal interview at 401-231-2043. Thank you!


Towels and blankets are needed for our companion animals that are boarded. We can also arrange items to be picked up. Please contact us at this email: or call (401) 738-3710.Thank you for your continous help! Dennis


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Mia and Sasha-Simone aka -“Moanie” Where are you from? Mia: Melrose, MA Moanie: Earth???…I don’t know! Ask my mom! Describe your style. Mia: Geek chic. Moanie: Athletic. I’m definitely a Sporty Spice. If you had a superpower what would it be? Mia: I’d want to be a Genie, so I could grant my own wishes! Moanie: I’d have the power to get humans to throw ennis balls for me! What is your greatest accomplishment? Mia: I started my own pet pottery company, Moanie: I’m pretty good at catching those tennis balls! What is your greatest fear? Mia: Being lonely and without my animals. Moanie: The world runs out of tennis balls! If you were stranded on a desert island, what 3 things would you take? Mia: My animals (there’s more than 20, but we’ll count it as one, no?), my husband and a yacht. Moanie: TENNIS BALLS! And my mom and my dad – after all, I need someone to throw the tennis balls for me!

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