One of the most common types of canine cancer and the number one cause
of canine death, cutaneous mast cell tumor, has been treated with
steroids and antihistamines and various human oncology drugs for
years. Finally, a specific oncology drug for these specific canine
cancers has been developed and approved for veterinary use: Palladia
(toceranib phosphate) produced by Pfizer Animal Health Inc.
If you love old movies, then you know what Humphrey Bogart did for
the cigar. He made it into fashion for the tough guys, the fast
talkers, the don't-mess-with-me's of the 1940's and early 50's. So
too, this English bull dog named Sam could be the fashion setter for
the tough barkin' dog. "Hey babe, lets go to the burbs t'night and chase some cats up some telephone poles."
Taking a car trip with your pets this summer? You already know that
every inch of room in the car will be precious, so packing your pet's
necessities will involve some good space economy. I just found a
wonderful container -- I mean "Travel-tainer" -- that combines pet food
with pet bowls and packs them quite compactly in a 7 x 5.25 inch
container with a handle for easy transport.
I've been a big fan of Doggles® first innovation, Doggles goggles for
dogs. But now they've come out with another fashion first: Doggles
Mesh Eyewear for dogs, that can be worn inside the home as well as
outside -- if it's not too sunny or windy.
The cool eco-beds for dogs are made of hemp shells and filled with tiny resilient fibers made from recycled plastic water bottles, or other recycled materials. The combination of these materials make these beds breathable, comfy, washable, quick drying and, of course, green.
Even if you are not into the environment, you know that your dog
is. Dogs are born nature lovers. They love to dig in dirt, roll in
other dog's feces (you know what I'm talking about), sniff other dog's
private parts, lick their own pee, and eat grass. If you're not a dog
owner, don't worry, the worst is over.
"March madness" was tame compared to the excitement
generated by the Luxury Pet Pavilion Show in Los Angeles,
a few weeks ago. The exhibitors were luxury dog product companies and dogs
themselves, dressed to the nines, walking the famous Pavilion red carpet. Three contests were the highlights of the
event: Best Dressed Dog, Best Booth, and Best New Product.