Vaccinations: What you Need to Know

February 12, 2010

The most important thing for you to know is that annual revaccination of your pet is unnecessary! This information is based on scientific studies conducted by Dr. Ron Schultz, a very well respected veterinary immunologist.

FDA finds Petag responsible in tainted infant formula

February 9, 2010

January 29, 2010, the FDA finished their investigation into Petag. Petag is the number one manufacturer of kitten and puppy milk in the world as per the company’s website. Their formulas — KMR and Esbilac — sickened and killed many animals in 2009.

Petition Against Awarding Michael Vick the Ed Block Courage Award

December 29, 2009

In my wildest dreams, I cannot imagine Michael Vick as an inspiration — unless I misunderstand the definition of “inspiration.” If you feel something similar, please add your name to the petition and pass it along to your friends.

Another Vick-diculous Moment

December 26, 2009

I feel I am being played by one of the greatest marketing campaigns to date: making Michael Vick look like an underdog in the Michael Vick dog fighting scandal. And while I hate giving him any mention at all, I also feel I do a disservice to the dogs he killed and the dogs he abused in HIS dog fighting participation to not make mention of this ridiculous ploy.

Moving on from Michael Vick? Not yet.

December 15, 2009

Sometimes I worry that I can’t seem to let go of the Michael Vick issue. I wonder if maybe I’ve written too much about it, and that at some point those of us who own and love dogs need to move forward – forgive and forget and get on with our lives.

Holiday Book Sales Raise Funds for Animal Nonprofits

December 11, 2009

The author of a highly regarded new book on coping during a pet’s terminal illness is paying it forward by offering an exclusive fundraiser for beleaguered nonprofit animal groups. Books sold through nonprofits’ websites will earn them 40% of the retail price

Saving Shelter Dogs From The Freezing Winter

December 11, 2009

Hundreds of dog lovers band together and donate old and used sweaters to be recycled and re-distributed as dogie sweaters to shelters all over the country. Released by- bignutshell.com

Pet Food PantriesPet Food Pantries and Spay/Neuter Assistance for the US

December 10, 2009

Pet Food Pantries and Spay/Neuter Assistance for the US

More info on Wild Horse and Burro Assault

December 2, 2009

Great news! This assualt has been temporarily suspended pending review. Thanks to all that sent emails and made phone calls. It really worked! Here is more info on the Wild Horse and Burro Assault underway as explained in an earlier post. Sheryl Crow Asks President Obama & Secretary Salazar to Stop the Assault on America’s […]

FDA Alerts Pet Owners to Voluntary Recall of Premium Edge Cat Food

October 28, 2009

Diamond Pet Foods has issued a voluntary recall on the following date codes of Premium Edge Finicky Adult cat food and Premium Edge Hairball cat food: RAF0501A22X 18 lb., RAF0501A2X 6 lb., RAH0501A22X 18 lb., RAH0501A2X 6 lb. The date of manufacture is May 28, 2009

The larger the paw, the larger the footprint

October 28, 2009

In “Time to Eat the Dog: The Real Guide to Sustainable Living,” the Vales calculate the ecological paw prints of our pets. The authors encourage the green-minded to look at their decision to buy a companion animal like they would consider buying a plasma television or SUV.

Canine Underground Railroad is Traveling a Road Near You

June 15, 2009

Canine Underground Railroad is Traveling a Road Near You – In my search for a way to move my dogs and cats across country, I stumbled all these groups that transport dogs — and probably cats, too — from one side of the country to the other, north and south, east and west. And this is quietly going on all the time.

What Canine Stools Tell You About Diarrhea

June 10, 2009

Diarrhea is the passage of loose, unformed stools generally occurring in more frequent bowel movements. It is the most common sign of an intestinal disease.

Pet Hurricane Evacuation Kit

June 9, 2009

Once again, it is hurricane season. And as we learned from Hurricane Katrina, we need to plan ahead for our pets. If anything, Katrina opened the door for pets as more consideration is being given to their safe evacuation on buses and in motels, etc. Many people evacuating from the path of a hurricane will be packing their pets into their own vehicles as they head for safer ground.

So you think the squirrels are bad…

June 8, 2009

So you think squirrels are bad…

Pawtag: A Pet Tag that Brings Your Pet Home

June 8, 2009

What if you could put a tag on your pet’s collar that would provide the rescuer with access to info 24/7 that would get your pet back home?