Human Medicines that Work for Pets… or Not

June 4, 2009

Human Medicines that Work for Pets

What Pet Food Labels Really Say

June 4, 2009

You may find it confusing with all of the choices to select a brand of food that works for your pet. If you understand the pet food labels, you can buy the food that is best for your dog or cat.

Pet Lemon Law Ignores the Pet

June 3, 2009

Consumers would have 20 days to return a dog or cat that is sick at the time of the sale. The bill also gives consumers 6 months to recognize that a dog or cat has a congenital defect that adversely affects or will adversely affect the health of such dog or cat and return that animal under the same “pet lemon law.”

For Cats and Dogs: Hold the Onions, Please

June 3, 2009

Onions are toxic to dogs. The toxicity is dose dependent, so the bigger the animal, the more onion need be consumed to cause a toxicity.

Warning Signs of Cancer in Cats and Dogs

June 3, 2009

It’s tragic that cancer in pets is increasing. According to the Pet Cancer Foundation, 60% of dogs over age six will be diagnosed with some form of cancer, and almost half the deaths of pets older than 10 years can be attributed to cancer.

Kitty Cat Goes Pew Pew Pew

June 2, 2009

ThinkGeek Cat Play House

How to Clean Wounds on your Pets

May 29, 2009

Deep wounds that cut through the skin and into the flesh will need stitches within 2-4 hours to heal most effectively. Shallow wounds and minor cuts may only require home treatment, but will heal best with first aid.

Wishbone Pet Food Pantry – Saugatuck, MI

May 29, 2009

Due to the rising costs of fuel, food and housing — and the rising tide of foreclosures – there has been a surge in requests for pet food from traditional food pantries. When faced with feeding their families or their pets, families are surrendering their pets to the county shelter, or releasing them out right in public spaces.

Veterinary Assistance for Seniors with Pets

May 27, 2009

Veterinary expenses can put a huge strain on a family’s finances. We have provided some links to other assistance organizations which may be able to help you, if you are having trouble affording needed care.

Financial Assistance for Cats

May 26, 2009

Ideas on how to make providing care more affordable, including resources for obtaining food and for helping you cover emergency veterinary costs.

Dogs and Cats Used as Shark Bait

May 26, 2009

This morning, I received a link to a petition demanding an end to the practice of using dogs and cats as shark bait. Geez, that we even need to object to such heinous behavior is an atrocity. This behavior should not even exist.

Canine Underground Railroad – Rescue Transport Sites

May 24, 2009

Throughout the country, there are canine underground railroads at work transporting dogs (and cats) from one side of the country to another, often from shelters/rescue homes to forever homes.

Learn First Aid Care for Your Pet

May 14, 2009

Learn First Aid Care for Your Pet. Start by learning what types of emergencies your pet is likely to encounter.

Keeping Your Pet in a Recession

May 14, 2009

Animal lovers can find ways to cut costs and minimize the burden so they don’t have to say a permanent farewell to pets, say veterinarians and rescue organizations.

Illinois Food Pantry for Pets a Big Hit in Tough Times

May 14, 2009

Cathie Sabin has heard sad stories about pet owners who have lost their jobs or homes and had to give up their dogs or cats because they couldn’t afford to buy pet food. Sabin, owner of B.C. Dog Training Club in Mundelein, decided to do something to help pet owners who are struggling because of the economy.

Financial Assistance for Pets

May 12, 2009

Veterinary expenses can put a huge strain on a family’s finances. Here are some links to assistance organizations which may be able to help you, if you are having trouble paying for needed care.

New Vaccination Protocols for dogs and cats

May 11, 2009

Memory cells are white blood cells which stand ready in the body to respond with protective antibodies when challenged by a disease agent. Memory cells, once programmed, persist for the lifetime of the animal.

A Solution for Mange that Really Works

May 11, 2009

I have a dog that had a terrible case of demodectic mange. He had large bald patches on both sides of his body and his feet were red and inflamed. He itched terribly. We tried Ivermectin at first and it worked, but the suggested dosage is akin to giving your dog a heartworm pill every day. Probably pretty rough on his liver eventually.

Legislative watch for the veterinary profession

May 6, 2009

New laws affecting veterinary practices are continually signed into law. DVM Newsmagazine wants to keep you up-to-date on those changes.

Emergency First Aid for your Dog or Cat

May 5, 2009

Emergency First Aid for your dog or cat

Recipe: Simple Cancer Diet for Cats

May 5, 2009

Simple Cancer Recipe for Cats

Zymox Ear Cleaner

May 4, 2009

Zymox Otic ® is the natural antibiotic free treatment of choice proven to be highly effective against yeast and bacterial infections.

The Benefits of Massage for Animals

May 4, 2009

The benefits of massage for animals are as numerous and varied as those for people. Considering all that animals contribute to our lives through companionship, sport and service; a massage now and then serves as a powerful sign of gratitude.

Pet Soup Kitchen to be Franchised Across U.S.

April 28, 2009

Pet food pantries are now popping up across the country as part of a movement to keep pets with their families, and out of overloaded animal shelters.

Life and not life

April 27, 2009

I was thinking about life yesterday. Sometimes we wish it would pass more quickly and sometimes we wish we could get more out of it. Sometimes, it could not get any better and sometimes it seems it could not be worse.

New Pet Pantry in Kansas City, MO

April 27, 2009

The Northland Animal Welfare Society (NAWS), Excelsior Springs Friends of Animals and KattyShack, a cat rescue organization in Smithville, have joined forces to start the Northland Pet Food Pantry to help families in financial trouble until they get back on their feet. Kansas City, MO.

Troubled Times for People and Pets

April 22, 2009

Instead of abandoning a pet in a foreclosed home or rushing to a decision to surrender a pet for financial reasons, people should realize that they have other options.

Another Pet Food Bank

April 21, 2009

There are pet food pantries/soup kitchens across the country that are willing to lend a helping hand in these difficult times.

Beware of spot-on flea treatments

April 21, 2009

As though the spot-on flea treatments don’t cost enough, now the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is “intensifying its evaluation of whether further restrictions on the use of these products are necessary to better protect pets.”

Reduce Your Pet’s Carbon Footprint

April 20, 2009

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Luck is as luck does

April 18, 2009

Luck is as luck does

Recipe: Wheat-free Tuna Biscuits

April 17, 2009

Pet Recipe: Wheat-free Tuna Biscuits

Pets-only airline says it plans to serve Denver

April 17, 2009

A new pets-only airline says it will start serving Denver, New York, Washington, Chicago and Los Angeles July 14.

Animal charity receives sale price of home

April 8, 2009

Bidding stopped at $808,500 for one of Federal Hill’s largest homes, auctioned Tuesday to benefit an animal charity chosen by the former owner, who was devoted to his dog.

Do Not Use Dog Products and Meds on Cats (and vice versa)

April 8, 2009

Many products out there for dogs that can be toxic to cats and vice versa.