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For Sue Manning's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Apps help owners find lost dogs

Aug 8, 2014

Apps help owners find lost dogs

Any worried pet owner who has spent days hanging posters, making phone calls and knocking on neighbors’ doors hopes there’s a more scientific way to find a lost dog. That became a reality when facial recognition technology successfully reunited a pet at San Diego ...

Fat camps help pudgy pets lead a healthier life

Jul 11, 2014

Fat camps help pudgy pets lead a healthier life

It's not just a people problem: Growing rates of obesity in pets have led to the emergence of fat farms offering "pawlates," "doga" and "Barko Polo," canine versions of Pilates, yoga and Marco Polo to help man's best friend slim down.

Pro photographers let dogs have their day

May 26, 2014

Pro photographers let dogs have their day

It takes more than a squeaky toy and a camera to capture memorable pet portraits. Professional pet photographers in the increasingly competitive business quiz owners about their dogs’ personalities, find the ideal setting and use favorite toys to bring out the best in the ...

Older dogs are as loving as puppies, and are potty trained

Apr 7, 2014

Older dogs are as loving as puppies, and are potty trained

Erin O’Sullivan wants to change lives by finding new homes for old dogs. Visitors to her popular Facebook page say she has done just that by helping them discover the pets they didn’t know they were missing. O’Sullivan’s page tells stories about pooches past ...