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Just like you, dogs, cats, rabbits, and horses get tooth decay and gum disease (gingivitis).
And just like in people, what happens in the mouth can affect what
happens in their blood streams, particularly in the arteries leading to
the heart and brain. I don't want to scare you, but you should be on a
cleaning schedule for your pet's teeth.
Punxsutawney Phil, Seer of Seers, Sage of Sages, Prognosticator of
Prognosticators and Weather Prophet Extraordinary saw his shadow again
today, forecasting six more weeks of winter in the year 2012 that, so
far, has not seen much winter. The 100+ year-old marmut is the most famous weather predictor in the world...
California Governor Jerry Brown, often pictured with his dog "Sutter"
Brown, is supporting a proposal to reduce the requirement for homeless
shelters to keep pets alive after they've been sheltered... from six
days to three days, as well as other measures that show complete disregard for the lives of pets. Changes to the current law are not welcomed by
California pet owners and they're not taking Brown's proposal sitting
Pet lovers are pretty sympathetic people, by and large, especially to
animals. Pets of the Homeless is a perfect avenue to express the
sympathy and support we all have for pets in need. Donations are tax
deductible and you can even make them in honor of your own pet.
This year's one and only silent movie, the French production The Artist,
received 10 Academy Award nominations, including best picture, best
director, and best actor. But the dog star, the Jack Russell Terrier
named Uggie, who really did steal the movie, got not even a nod
from the venerable Academy. That's why the doggie underground started
the Facebook campaign, Consider Uggie.
A convicted felon, made famous by CNBC's feature American Greed,
was re-arrested on January 24, 2012 while he was on supervised release
for his original conviction, investment fraud. The charges this time,
mail fraud and wire fraud, are made for his role in allegedly defrauding
franchisees of Return-A-Pet, a bogus pet finding business.
A team of scientists, exploring the jungles of Indonesia's Borneo
Island, set up camera 'traps,' hoping to get photos of clouded leopards,
orangutans, and other wildlife known to be drawn to mineral salt licks,
such as are found on Borneo. Instead, their cameras returned images of
the enchanting Miller's Grizzled Langurs, thought to have been extinct
since wild fires destroyed their natural habitats on the northeastern
part of the island.