Dog Health General

Cat mothers baby squirrels

An amazing news report: A cat named Tammy just had her third litter of kittens. Two baby squirrels are abandoned by their mother. Maternal instincts trump killer instinct: The cat feeds, washes, and takes care of baby squirrels as if they were her own offspring.

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Cats: Positive Confirmations of H1N1 Influenza Virus in March 2011

by Dr. Patrick Mahaney The clinical evidence that H1N1 influenza virus infects both people and animals should make all pet owners take notice. Recently, I published Reemergence of H1N1 Influenza Virus in Wisconsin Cats Raises Important Public Health Concerns after human caretakers spread their illness to household feline friends. Influenza viruses have proven capable of […]

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Move Over Westminster: Best in Glow!

Michael Mountain, of Stubby Dog Project, compares Westminster champ Hickory to rescue survivor and inspiration, Jubilee. Kudos to Hickory for winning Best in Show at Westminster. Hickory (a.k.a. Grand Champion Foxcliffe Hickory Wind) comes from a grand heritage of Scottish Deerhounds dating back to the 16th Century. She lives on a 56-acre farm in horse […]

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Egypt’s animals need our help

Along with the rest of the world, I’ve been watching with fascination the uprising in Egypt. As brave humans rally against an autocratic regime, some giving their lives to bring freedom for all, animals are caught in the crossfire. One organization is taking notice: ESMA (Egyptian Society for Mercy to Animals), was born out of […]

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Personalized Double Braid NamePlate Collar by DogIDS

Pet Product Review: Personalized Double Braid NamePlate Collar by DogIDS I’m not sure about you, but I tend to have a hard time finding quiet yet durable nametags for my dogs. Either they are flimsy and break easily or are loud and jingle with my dogs every move. This can make getting a good night […]

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The Original Kong Dog Toys & Kong Stuff’n

Pet Product Review – The Original Kong Dog Toys & Kong Stuff’n It’s always a challenge to find chew toys for Shakespeare. He’s mangled many a supposedly “tough” toy with his mighty Dane jaws, but the Kong Toys have never let us down. They keep him busy for hours and he has yet to dislodge […]

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The Company of Animals – Dog Puzzels

Pet Product Review – The Company of Animals – Dog Puzzels Did you know that more than 75% of pet parents purchase holiday gifts for their pets? Well now, the UK’s leading specialist in dog behavior and training products, the company of animals has made available in the US an innovative pet puzzle collection. the […]

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