Category Archives: Pet Pourri

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Chemotherapy for pets – is it an option?

  Chemotherapy is one of the four major therapies for cancer–the three others being surgery, radiation, and immunotherapy. During most of the consults that we do, chemotherapy is discussed. The looks I get when I recommend chemotherapy for people’s pets can range from unbelief to fright. The first thing that I do is immediately tell owners that chemotherapy is handled much better by dogs and cats than it is by people. Although cancers are similar among dogs, cats, and people, the therapies affect them differently.…

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Thailand: The Wonders of Buddha’s Animal Kingdom

  Buddhism and animals – Thailand   Enchanting Thailand consists of over 40,000 temples (Wats) and 95% of the population practices Buddhism. Buddhists believe in respecting and loving every living creature, which is a tenent that any animal lover can get behind! They also believe in reincarnation, and that many of us were once animals in a past life. Thai Buddhists see human and non-human animals as closely related, with both having a Buddha-nature and the possibility of becoming perfectly enlightened. They also believe that the soul…

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DANCING WITH YOUR DOG – FUN TIPS TO KEEP YOU IN SHAPE!

DANCING WITH YOUR DOG When Patie Ventre, a former professional ballroom dancer, looks out across an empty dance floor, she doesn’t envision Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers swinging through “Top Hat.” She sees Westies waltzing, poodles in polka and Mastiffs getting down to the Macarena. That’s why she started the World Canine Freestyle Organization — a group that holds dance contests around the world. People take their dogs to the hardwood, pump up the volume and just shake, rattle and roll-over. “Heel” to toe, of…

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Hope for less animals in shelters!

We have HOPE! Spay and Neutering without surgery!

In today’s society, there are many unwanted cats and dogs. Many of these animals live on the streets, fending for themselves and many others are simply put to death. 3-5 million cats and dogs die in shelters each year. If there was a way to control their population, then this could be prevented. ACC&D is an organization determined to use nonsurgical means to sterilize cats and dogs. Their website proclaims, “Non-surgical sterilants have enormous potential for curbing pet overpopulation in the U.S. and around the…

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Don’t Forget Your Umbrella! “It’s Raining Cats and Dogs” !

Sure, we’ve all heard the famous expression, but does anyone really know where this silly saying got its start? Wendy and the team have hit the books and have come up with a few possible answers to this cat and canine conundrum. From the interesting, to the silly, to the strange and even grotesque, the origins of this popular phrase will definitely make you feel glad that you brought your umbrella! Explanation 1: The Medieval Slip and Slide The most common theory suggests that in…

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Calm your pooch down with a song

Soothing Pet Sounds: Simple Classics Relax Your Canines

  It’s 11pm. You’re jonesing for sleep, but Fido won’t calm down. You’ve tried placing him in bed, stroking his fur, and talking to him softly, but his head is still filled with frantic thoughts of car rides, squirrel-chasing and that cute Bichon Frise he saw earlier. Before you slip tranquilizers into his Kibbles and Bits, there’s something else you should try: Beethoven. It’s well-documented that certain types of music can work wonders on humans, from relieving stress to aiding the healing process after serious…

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Happy Barkstille Day from Poncho in Paris!

Monique held his face between her hands,gazing deeply into his eyes as only the French can do. “Mon Dieu,” she murmured, smitten.“He’s gorgeous.” Poncho lowered his eyelids and trembled. Monique gently bent forward in her airline seat and kissed his muzzle.                   We hadn’t even landed at Charles de Gaulle Airport, and my dog had had his first real taste of Paris. Everyone must see Paris. That included Poncho, my chihuahua-esque mutt, adopted from the animal shelter…

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Photographer Vanessa von Zitzewitz Captures Animal Images While Saving Lives!

Vanessa von Zitzewitz never considered becoming a photographer until she studied graphic design at the Parsons School of Design in New York City, where she took a photography course to gain credits. Her teacher was enthused by her work and pushed her to be more visually creative. At twenty-six years old, Vanessa got a call from Cartier America and was asked if she was interested in taking photographs for a book titled, Untamed. Cartier is famous for its campaigns with animals and this stunning book was…

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Lebron James And Cane Corso Mastiff Moving Back To The Cleveland Cavaliers

  Perk up your ears, everyone, because there is big news for Cleveland! Lebron James just announced he’s going back to the Cleveland Cavaliers! He has been playing for the Miami Heat for four years, but there’s no doubt that this Ohio boy has a special spot in his heart for his home. Going with him will be his furry friend, King! The “big dog” in the basketball world is proud parent of an actual big dog, whom he got from famed Cane Corso breeder Scandifio. James has…

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Top 10 Fun Reasons to Exercise With Your Dog

  You know it’s good for you. You know exercising increases energy, strengthens muscle, keeps joints limber and weight down, helps you live longer and simply improves overall health. But, sometimes our motivation to exercise is low.  This is why most of us have workout partners, right? To encourage us, to inspire us, to provoke us to push ourselves to the limit.  But what happens when that workout partner cancels last minute? Or would prefer a leisurely stroll on the treadmill reading US Weekly rather…

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