From Fox 8 News: A new strain of dog flu, known as H3N2, is rearing its ugly head in Northeastern Ohio. It’s highly contagious and potentially fatal. The strain was first identified in 2015 in Chicago and has been slowly spreading across the country.
Symptoms include coughing, sneezing, lack of appetite and vomiting. Check with your local vet to see if it has reached your area yet. If it has, you’d be well advised to keep your dog away from the dog park or doggie day care until the danger has passed.
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?
While we were away last weekend, Maggie had another seizure. Scared our young pet sitter out of her mind. We were able to calm her down by phone, and Maggie fortunately made it through the weekend without further incident. However, it brought up the question of what to do when you travel to make sure your pet’s care is handled the way you would want.
Does your local paper carry “Hints from Heloise?” Yes, I know, it’s mostly household advice like how to get stains out of your grandmother’s heirloom linens, but she does have a passion for animals, as well. Continue reading Good dog advice from Heloise→
The Morris Animal Foundationhas been in business for 60 years, dedicated to finding animal health research.When I first read about the Foundation, I was surprised that they were worried about dogs, because I thought it was named for the cat food commercial Morris.Shows you what I know!The Foundation was established by a veterinarian named Dr. Morris, who wanted to improve the health condition of all animals.
Noting that cancer is the number one cause of death in dogs over the age of two, the Foundation has posted an exclusive presentation (as above + /ccexclusive) on its website featuring information and insight from leading canine cancer research centers.There is a question and answer section, facts about canine cancer, and updates on cancer research from Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.The site also has links to leading vet centers in the US and UK.
The Foundation has launched a global campaign to raise funds to cure canine cancer in the next 10 – 20 years, while providing more effective treatments in the meantime.You can learn more about the fundraising efforts here.And for those of you who are a bit suspicious of a charity you have never heard of, Charity Navigator ranks the Morris Animal Foundation as a four-star charity, the highest available rating.
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!
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