Articles: pets

March 22 2010

The Truth About EPA Warnings Concerning Flea and Tick Products

The Environmental Protection Agency is requiring beefed up labeling for flea and tick products used on dogs and cats amid a significant increase in adverse incidents, the EPA is taking a series of actions to increase the safety of spot-on pesticide products for flea and tick control for cats and dogs. I wonder if this…

March 21 2010

Sentenced for a Decade in Jail for Dogfighting

Dogfighting is a felony. However, because the crime isn’t often taken seriously, and because our prisons are too filled – most often, in my opinion, the penalty doesn’t fit the horror of the crime. Dogfighting isn’t only a crime against dogs, often times children are dragged in. When that happens kids are desensitized to violence.…

March 21 2010

The Evolution of the Human/Dog Relationship

The dogs with DNA most linked to wolves are the Basenji, Chinese Shar-Pei and Chow Chow, according to a recently released study.  Basenji originated in Africa The study also concludes that the dog was probably domesticated in the Middle East. This coincides with other previous evidence, maintaining the first species we mights call dogs likely…

March 19 2010

The Link: Animal Absuse Is Warning

American Humane should have been mentioned in this piece from the New York Times on animal abuse as a clue to additional cruelties. The Link, documented by the American Humane Association years ago, is nothing new. That’s the link between violence and abuse to animals begetting violence to people. The good news is that even…

March 17 2010

Help To Afford Vet Costs

Wow – Talk about filling a niche that is SO needed. The Trio Animal Foundation helps individuals and rescue groups in need to pay for veterinary care. Sue Naiden, the organization’s founder will tell the amazing tail of how the organization began, named for a three-legged used for bait by dogfigters. Also, joining us with…

March 15 2010

What Happens When You Tickle A Rat?

Those who have pet rats may concur….Rats giggle when tickled.

March 13 2010

St. Patrick's Day Irish Stew Recipe For You, Or Lassie

This Irish Stew is for you or your dogs, says Eve Adamson, author of “Chow Hound: Wholesome Home Cooking for Your Doggie,” (Sterling Innovation, New York, NY, 2009; $12.94). If the recipe is for your you, add a little Guinness, if you are so inclined.   Serves 4-6 (people or large dogs): ¼ cup oat…

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