This story has been all over the news, but I particularly liked this article I found on Livescience.com: By Jeanna Bryner, Senior Writer The canine IQ test results are in: Even the average dog has the mental abilities of a 2-year-old child. The finding is based on a language development test, revealing average dogs can […]
United Animal Nations, a national non-profit animal protection group, launched its “My Dog is Cool” Campaign to prevent dogs and other animals from dying in hot cars during warm-weather months. Every year, dogs die after being locked inside cars while their owners leave them to shop or run errands, often for “just a few minutes.” […]
“Hair Balls” from the Houston Press once again reports on the insane inhumanity at BARC. The stories of abuse, death, screw-ups, cover-ups, throw-ups and so forth just continue. I can’t wait for a new Houston Mayor! Please people, be sure to vote for someone that makes Animal Welfare at least somewhere on their top ten […]
June was National Safety Month, and in honor of the important topic of safety for you and your dogs, the APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers ) put together some helpful tips in regards to traveling with your pet. I thought it was well worth passing along…. Planes, Trains and Automobiles It was the best […]
It’s vacation time and you’re excited about the prospects of relaxing at the beach for a week but your enthusiasm is curbed by your anxiety over what to do with your Beagle, Bailey. Pets Are Inn, a new pet care franchise in the Houston area has an innovative solution…a sleepover with a “host” family!
Pets Are Inn places pets in carefully screened, private homes where they are treated as one of the family. This home away from home allows pets to bring their favorite toys, blankets and treats to keep them comfortable while interacting with their host family.
Deadly Disease For Canines by Robert Glass, Pan American Vet Lab
Pythiosis is the disease that results from the infection with Pythium insidiosum, an organism that is similar to but not related to the fungi. Pythiosis is more commonly seen in warm wet areas with lush vegetation, such as the Gulf Coast region of the US. While horses are more commonly the victims of Pythiosis, dog pythiosis is now being diagnosed on a regular basis. While pythiosis is not considered a “common” problem, it is believed to be fatal in more than 95% of undiagnosed cases. Even when correctly diagnosed conventional treatment is able to save only 20-25% of infected dogs.
The 32nd Annual Reliant World Series of Dog Shows came to an end yesterday with a beautiful Golden Retriever taking the top honor of Best In Show. Thousands of visitors enjoyed the breed judging, flyball, agility, frisbee demonstrations, “meet the breed” encounters, shopping with vendors and meeting the very famous Westminster winner, “Stump”. And of […]