I’ve had so much other stuff to tell you about over the past few weeks, I haven’t been able to share much of what’s going on in the dog news world lately. Without further delay, here’s a roundup of all the news that’s fit to print.
West Valley (AZ) Puppy Mill Bust
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office recently rescued as many as 130 Pugs and French Bulldogs from a puppy mill operation in Tonopah. They received an anonymous tip about conditions in the home and asked the homeowners to take care of the situation. When nothing was done, deputies returned and took control of the dogs without incident. The owners now face animal neglect charges.
The American Kennel Club (AKC®) continues its long-standing commitment to advance the health and welfare of all dogs with the launch of its new program Bred with H.E.A.R.T. (Health, Education, Accountability, Responsibility and Tradition)
Officials in Fresno, California are warning dog families that they have seen at least recent nine cases of leptospirosis among dogs in the area. The most recent case appears to have been contracted at the Woodward Dog Park.
Symptoms of this bacterial infection range from general lethargy and refusal to eat to fever, vomiting, and diarrhea. Not only do dogs spread the disease among themselves, they can also spread it to humans, where it causes flu-like symptoms.
A vaccine is available for your dog at the low cost of just $6 at the CCSPA.
KFSN-TV provides all the details in the video above.
Has anyone tried this yet? I saw it on Facebook, but I don’t know much about it. The collar is supposed to allow you to check your dog’s vital signs and store his medical records electronically. Continue reading New Voyce Collar for your dog→
From the CNN iReport, which brings us good news: Christina Summitt works three jobs, trying to support her three step-children, as well as her work in dog rescue. Her own dog, Tucker, a Great Dane-Black Lab mix, is never far from her thoughts. He recently swallowed a plastic ball, and she knew he’d need surgery to remove it, but the estimated cost was $2,700. Continue reading Tucker Receives Random Act of Huge Kindness→
Have you ever been in the scary position of taking your dog to the emergency vet clinic after he or she was hit by a car? Or maybe you are planning risky surgery for your dog, and you want the peace of mind of knowing that there is blood available should your dog need a transfusion. Continue reading Canine Blood Drives→
I saw this van driving through the WalMart parking lot a couple of weeks ago, and wondered about it. Then I saw this feature on the Cleveland news, so I wanted to share it with you. Do you have this service where you live?