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Kissable Dog

Fairly certain my dog got a goodbye kiss from my girlfriend this morning

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Does a Lump Mean a Dog Has Cancer


A lump under a dog’s skin doesn’t mean a dog has cancer and you shouldn’t be alarmed if you find your pet has developed one. However, lumps under the skin aren’t always benign, so it’s important to regularly check your dog, and if you find a lump have it tested.

According to the National Canine Cancer Foundation, 3 out of every 10 dogs will develop cancer at some point in their lifetimes. It may surprise you to know that approximately 50 percent of all dogs that die after they’re 10 years old will pass away as a result of some form of dog cancer.

If a dog is lucky enough to have an owner who is vigilant about its health, a dog receiving early cancer treatment can be cured or have years added to its life.

As a responsible dog owner, you should check your dog’s skin every few weeks for any growths. If you find one, keep close watch on it for the next week or two and see if it increases in size. It could be something as simple as an insect bite which will go away in a few days. If the lump persists or grows larger, make an appointment with your veterinarian. Any lump that seems to have suddenly appeared overnight and grown rapidly should be checked to be safe.

The vet will examine your dog, checking the size of the lump and testing to see if it causes your dog any pain. The vet will remove some of the cells in the lump using a small needle so as not to hurt the dog. The purpose of this procedure is to see if any cancerous cells are visible. However, the needle aspiration is not always accurate so most vets will want to perform a biopsy on the lump to check for cancerous cells.

The vet will surgically remove a portion of the lump and the tissue surrounding it. It’s then sent to a lab for testing. The results will tell the vet whether the lump is just a fat deposit or whether it’s malignant. If it is malignant the vet will have to remove it.

If a dog has cancer, the surgical procedure it will undergo is not complicated. First, the dog is sedated, then the area around the lump is shaved and disinfected. The dog will be given anesthesia to keep it asleep and pain free while the surgery is performed.

The doctor will use a scalpel to remove the lump and all surrounding tissue. Blood vessels feeding the lump will be cauterized or tied off, and the lump is then removed. The incision is stitched up and covered with a bandage. Most dogs will have a cone placed around their neck to prevent them from licking and scratching the wound as it heals.

Cancer is more easily treated in dogs than it is in humans. Caring and loving your pet requires you to always be on the lookout for any lumps or masses under its skin that could indicate a serious problem. Never ignore a lump that is increasing in size and hope that it will go away with the passage of time.

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Jack

Ever since our company left, Jack has decided a chair in the kitchen is his new favourite place.  It’s been weird… he hasn’t once set foot upstairs since everyone left.  He is preferring to hangout in the kitchen or basement now.  Before, his favourite places were upstairs and then the living room/kitchen area.

I’ve been taking advantage of the window light when he sits in his new favourite chair.  Every time I walk by he is in a slightly different “pose”.

All the photos are better in black and white because the wall behind him is red and the towel thing he is sitting on is blue and green.  :)

I’m happy he is hanging out with us again.  It was a pretty long month of self induced isolation for him.  Silly boy.

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Coonhound convention draws thousands

Thousands of coonhounds and about 25,000 humans will pour into Richmond, Indiana for the third largest coonhound convention in the country this weekend. So what is a Coonhound convention? What is isn’t is a place for “toothless, overall wearing, tobacco spitting backwoods folk,” according to the Indy Star. Some of the participants are rich, very rich, six figure and seven figure earners. Some are women. Some of the dogs are worth $ 40,000. During the weekend…
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Boost your pet's health with these preventive measures

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Jun 28, 2yr old active Boxer food?

when I first got him (Cujo) he was on some sort of Purina dog food. I knew that Purina One was the top of the line in the Purina line so I started Cujo
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The Worst Person in the Dog World This Week Is This Abusive CEO

The CEO of a large catering company has put himself and his firm in a lot of trouble after a video showing him kicking a dog and yanking it into the air by the leash has surfaced.

Des Hague is the CEO of Centerplate, which contracts with large venues including sports arenas to provide food services. Centerplate appears to be a potential rival to Aramark, the firm that dominates the market. But the video showing Hague kicking and pulling the dog may threaten Centerplate’s steady climb, or at least delay it for a while.

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Des Hague from behind in the elevator with his friend’s dog, Sade.

The video, believed to be from July, shows Hague in the elevator of an apartment building in downtown Vancouver. He has a Doberman Pinscher on a leash, and as soon as the elevator doors close behind him, Hague begins to kick the dog repeatedly, then uses the leash to yank the dog into the air. Someone emailed the video to the British Columbia SPCA, which has taken the dog into custody and started an investigation into the incident.

The video exacted immediate consequences for Hague and the company. GlobalNews reported that people going into Vancouver's BC Place stadium for a football game said they wouldn't buy any food during the game and that the stadium should break off its contract with Centerplate.

"To see that fellow pull that dog and do that to that animal was an absolute disgrace," said one fan, John Kinney. "And it goes further than that -- the company that that gentleman worked for that's a black eye to everybody. That's a black eye to his friends and that's a black eye to society. Cruelty to animals is absolutely unacceptable. I'm not buying anything that this guy sells here -- it's a disgrace."

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The face that Desmond Hague shows as a corporate CEO.

Hague has already tried to handle the problem with an apology issued through his attorney.

"I take full responsibility for my actions," Hague said. "This incident is completely and utterly out of character, and I am ashamed and deeply embarrassed. Under the circumstances of the evening in question, a minor frustration with a friend's pet caused me to lose control of my emotional response. Unfortunately, I acted inappropriately, and I am deeply sorry for that and am very grateful that no harm was caused to the animal. I have reached out to the SPCA and have personally apologized to the dog's owner. At this time, I would like to extend my apology to my family, company and clients, as I understand that this has also reflected negatively on them."

A lot of Hague's problems -- and by extension, those of Centerplate -- can be seen in that official apology. First, there's the problem of apologizing through his attorney, rather than stepping forward and trying to take personal responsibility. It seems like a very bureaucratic form of morality, and the bland, generic nature of the apology only strengthens the impression of someone who's going through the motions for the sake of the public.

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BC Place Stadium is one of Centerplate's big contracts. Fans outside said they wouldn't be buying food after hearing about the CEO's abuse of a dog. (Wikimedia Commons)

Naturally, the company has tried to distance itself from the whole issue by putting out a statement that basically says it's all Hague's problem. "This is a personal matter involving Des Hague," the statement said. "Centerplate in no way condones the mistreatment of animals and since learning about the situation late Friday night ha[s] reached out to local authorities to better understand the facts and circumstances related to the incident. As this is an ongoing review, we cannot comment further at this time."

Nonetheless, as CEO, Des Hague is the public face of the company, and people identify him with Centerplate's corporate culture and ethics. Fortune Magazine quotes crisis management expert Steve Paskoff on the issue, and he sums up what a lot of other people are thinking: "My immediate reaction to this news was, this is a guy who will kick and drag a friend's dog -- what else is there to say about him? And if he treats defenseless dogs this way, how is he treating people? Is Centerplate going to be comfortable saying he represents our values, which state [on its website] that the company is 'a positive force in our communities?'"

Hague has deleted his Twitter account since the video came to light, but people continue to talk about the incident, using the hashtag #DesHague. Many of them ask variations of Paskoff's questions. Some speak in much harsher terms, demanding that he be fired. A few examples:

.@centerplate 's CEO kicking, abusing dog - if he treats defenseless dogs this way, how is he treating people? --@rafaelhuezo.

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#deshague You need to go to jail Centerplate - just do the right thing. You saw the video/ what r u waiting for? --@noradelaney

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Congratulations @centerplate. Your CEO abuses and mistreats animals. Quite a leader you have there. #DesHague --@maxflipper

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If that is how #DesHague treats a friend's puppy, how does he treat his colleagues? Business partners? Other human beings? -- @GabbyBuona

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It's hard to imagine anyone wanting Hague for a friend, neighbor, or employer at this point. What do you think? Should Centerplate hold their CEO responsible for his behavior at home? Can he continue as CEO? And what does this say about them as a company?

Via Fortune and GlobalNews

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