Posts Tagged ‘Pet Health’

Tragedy in Japan Leaving behind homeless pets.

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

ABC NEWS/AP -  Their fur caked with mud, pet dogs trot forlornly in rubble-filled streets along Japan’s devastated coastline, foraging for scraps and searching for owners. Luna, a six-year-old Beagle mix, is tied to a tree, barking for attention or sleeping in a cardboard box on a dirty cushion, two bowls of frozen water before her. Still she is one of the lucky ones. She has food. Passers-by pet and comfort her...more…

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Why Your Dog Likes to Dig and How to Stop it.

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

MICHIGAN – (Lansing State Journal) - The American Kennel Club notes that while certain breeds, terriers in particular, tend to dig more because it’s in their genes, dogs dig as an outlet for frustration when they are left alone outside in the backyard. Digging provides something to do when an active, intelligent dog is bored out of his mind. “Dogs dig for a number of reasons,” said AKC Canine Good Citizen Director and Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist Mary Burch…more…

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Nature’s Logic Celebrates 5 Years of Making 100% Natural Pet Food

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

NEBRASKA – (MBB News) Nature’s Logic, of Lincoln, Nebraska, is celebrating five years of making high-quality, 100% natural foods for dogs and cats. Since 2006, the company has introduced canned, dry, and raw formulas, all without chemically-synthesized vitamins or minerals. Over the years, Nature’s Logic has expanded the selection of protein choices, now offering chicken, lamb, duck, venison, beef, rabbit, salmon, and our newest flavor, sardine...more…

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Feeding table scraps not healthy for your pet!

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Galvaston County Daily (Texas) – Canine cuisine can range from homemade Bulldog Banana Bites to dry nuggets from a store-bought bag. But owner beware of the temptation to turn human food into dog diet. “I know some people who drive through Jack-in-the-Box and get their dog a burger,” Caroline Dorsett-Pate, executive director of the Galveston Island Humane Society, said…more…

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Horse Virus Found on Farmington NY racetrack.

Friday, January 7th, 2011
Farmington, N.Y. (Messenger Post) — A barn housing several dozen horses at Finger Lakes Gaming and Race Track is under quarantine as state officials investigate an illness that caused the death of a horse that had been at the track….more…

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Lyme disease rates up among pets in PA. Humans also at risk.

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Pittsburgh Post Gazette – Millie was a 16-month-old spayed Bernese mountain dog who bounded into the veterinary examination room and greeted our staff with her wagging tail and bubbly personality. Her coat was sleek, her eyes were bright and her physical examination was normal. She tested negative for internal parasites and was at her ideal weight. She was in perfect health — or so we thought…more…

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Bed Bugs possible on your pet? 50-50 chance!

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

NEW YORK—Plaguing local homes and businesses alike, the recent spread of bedbugs has many people concerned about the well-being of their families, homes, and even pets. For worried pet owners, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) provides information about these insects and how to protect pets..more…

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Wildlife as pets…Baby Attacked…Sadly it Happens all too often!

Friday, November 5th, 2010

COVINGTON, GEORGIA — While law enforcement unravels the mystery of how a baby could be attacked inside her home by raccoons, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources reminds residents that it is against the law in Georgia to keep any native wildlife species as a pet…more…

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Skin-cancer drug cream poses risk of accidental poisoning in Pets.

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

REUTERS (NY)- Doctors who reported the case caution that pet owners using the drug-commonly prescribed to patients with a form of skin cancer called actinic keratosis-should be aware of the risk it poses to their animals and take steps to keep the medication away from curious snouts…more…

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Women’s Hormone Creams Can Expose Others (and Pets) to Health Risks

Monday, November 1st, 2010

(NY TIMES) – Veterinarians around the country are reporting a strange phenomenon: spayed dogs and cats, even some puppies and kittens, are suddenly becoming hormonal. In female pets, the symptoms resemble…more…

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Leptospirosis disease in pets is on the rise again.

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010
MASSILLON, OH — A potentially dangerous bacterial disease that can be fatal in animals is on the rise, a local veterinarian warns. Dr. Melanie Butera, of Elm Ridge Animal Hospital, said she has seen an increase in the number of dogs at her practice that have contracted leptospirosis…more…
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Dr. Donna Spector Launches New Veterinary Consulting Service.

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Dr. Donna Spector consulting veterinarian for HALO foods and regular contributor to the My Buddy Butch Talk Show has launched a web-based consulting service now offering Int Med consultations directly to pet owners.   Pet owners can request a second opinion and get medical/nutrition/weight loss consultations.  She also offers medical articles on common health conditions and a simplified “Ask Dr. Donna” for pet owners that don’t need a full medical consultation but still  have health questions/issues that they want answered by a specialist…more… 

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Obesity in Pets a growing concern!

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

“The vet told me that they were so fat they were going to have hip dysplasia in their old age and coronary problems and all kinds of things,” …more…

Jeff here – from my experience with Butch I know that it is important to watch his weight as pets, like humans can suffer many health issues later in life from being overweight! Butch’s mother “Buttons” is prone to this problem and I have to keep an eye on what my Dad is feeding here and how much. This is a good article.

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