Archive for May 2011

Primal Pet Foods Recall

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 28, 2011 – Primal Pet Foods has initiated a voluntary recall of their Feline Chicken & Salmon Formula with a “Best By” date code of 043112-17 because this product may be contaminated with Salmonella.  The only product affected is limited to Feline Chicken & Salmon Formula with a “Best By”... Read more »

Camp Dogwood, A DogGone Good Time

So what do people who attend dog camp look like? Most are in this group photo (though not having a wide angle lense, with apologies, I missed a few folks and some dogs).
If you love dogs, and visiting with others who love dogs -  Camp Dogwood camp sessions will make you wag your tail. Check out these images and you’ll get a sense of what it’s all about (photos shot May 28 and 29) 

The Highest Ranking Dog in the British Army

Dog outranks many handlers, a Sgt. Major. This sniffer dog, called Chocolate, has been given a new title, to reward him for an important find in Afghanistan. On Operation Moshtarak he uncovered a large stash of explosives and IED parts which could have caused scores of deaths and injuries.

They Are Our Best Friends in War and Peace

You might not be here if it wasn’t for military working dogs.The U.S. Govt. has no data on the number of lives saved, but all experts agree we’re talking thousands upon thousands since World War II. Not only do we honor soldiers on this day, we should be honoring their best friends. These dogs are... Read more »

Hugging the Kitten

Hugging is usually considered a primate thing….but not always. 

Plucky Little Dog Crawls Home on Broken Legs

A scruffy Alabama terrier mix named Mason crawled home on broken legs two weeks after Alabama hurricanes. Talk about inspirational. 

Saluting Military Dogs

After June 1, you can vote for Hero Dogs to win Hero Dog Awards….Here are some nominees in the Military Working Dog Category (you can still nominate Hero Dogs through the end of May). Military working dogs have saved thousands of lives, as I wrote about here. These dogs have devoted their lives to our... Read more »

One State May Pass New Rules on Veterinary Drugs

According to DVM 360, veterinarians in Pennsylvania may be required to provide pet owners better documentation about medication uses, dosages and contraindications if drugs are administered outside of the veterinary hospital. Senate Bill 768, introduced in March, would mandate that veterinarians provide clients with information sheets from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that explain... Read more »

Celebrating Canine Military Heroes

                                                   By Steve Dale         Those who stand up for our nation in time of war, putting themselves in harms way, are heroes – the men and women of the U.S. Military whom we honor on Memorial Day. And then there’s one more group that also deserves recognition, the dogs of the U.S. military. “No one... Read more »

Family Reunited in Joplin

In Joplin, MO Jeremy Williams said that his family’s two-story home was literally blown away, though that wasn’t his most major concern. True most of the family survived the 200 mile-per-hour winds – and without injury – except for one. One family member remained missing until May 26, the family dog, Betty. A registered nurse... Read more »