Posted March 24, 2012 by Myra Per-Lee

The Marine Corps base at Miramar in San Diego, CA has an innovative
program for inmates of its brig. Those prisoners who qualify for the
program get to train service dogs that later give their service to
'fellow' Marines wounded in combat.  It's a win-win situation.

Posted March 24, 2012 by Ron Callari

Remembering Ella Fitzgerald classic tune "Let's Do It," back in the 50s,
an updated version of that song might in today's Internet world focus on
how the various species on this planet are just as attracted to
"Twitter" as they are to "falling in love." Based on the number of pets
that have taken to tweeting out 140 characters or less, it can
definitely be said that Twitter is an all-inclusive ecosystem.

Posted March 23, 2012 by Lady Bee

Most service animals are dogs specially trained to provide service to
humans.  In addition to their naturally great sense of smell and
hearing, service dogs must have healthy eyes and good sight.  Merial, a worldwide animal health company and the American College of Veterinary Medicine
teams up in the month of May to sponsor free eye exams for service dogs
who qualify at more than 200 sites across the nation and in Canada and
Puerto Rico.

Posted March 21, 2012 by Ron Callari

With Americans now spending over $41 billion per year on their pets; 39%
of US households owning at least one dog and 33% with one cat, is it
any wonder that the company PAWS Pet Company has chosen to build the world's largest pet database?

Posted March 21, 2012 by Myra Per-Lee

How to fly with any of 10 dog breeds banned from United Airlines flights?  United has adopted Continental's PetSafe
program from Continental Airlines, which was fully taken over last
month.  While PetSafe has set some wise rules for canine travel, it also
restricts certain dogs from flying based solely on their breeds.

 

Posted March 19, 2012 by Myra Per-Lee

The current law provides that shelters keep lost pets for at least 6
days before euthanization.  The bill up for a vote would not only reduce
the waiting time to 3 days, but limit that protection to dogs and cats
only.  In other words, a found pet of any other species could be
euthanized immediately.

Posted March 16, 2012 by Lady Bee

You know how important early detection is, especially when it comes to
cancer. And not only do more dogs die from the effects of cancer than
any other disease, but statistics show that the incidence of canine
cancer has sharply increased. Fortunately, a southern California
technology company, Veterinary Diagnotics Institute (VDI) has created a
test to let you know with 99 percent accuracy whether your dog has
cancer or not.

Posted March 15, 2012 by Lady Bee

You have to laugh out loud at these clever Dog and Cat Eye Charts.  They
would make a great gift for a veterinarian, but just as great as
posters for adult and child dog and cat lovers.