I've recently come across a wonderful invention for dogs with back problems. It's called WiggleLess and from its name you can just picture all the wonderful little dogs that can't help but wiggle
when they're happy - not just their tails, but their whole backs.
Problem is that many of the breeds that are wigglers are also prone to
back problems that can cause serious disorders as they age.
The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show will be
six breeds more competitive this year as the number of breeds
recognized by the American Kennel Club Association (AKC)
has risen by six. Believe it or not, breed clubs all over the nation
support local, regional, state, and national competitions for 185
different breeds of dogs before entering the finals of the Westminster -
that will be broadcast live from Madison Square Garden on February
13-14, 2012. The new breeds presented this year are...
Dog owners are, of course, delighted that more and more hotels (mostly motels) are opening up to our canine companions. But in the United Kingdom, particularly Scotland, some of the finest, poshest hotels are offering a different kind of doggie vacation for 'staycationers."
Unfortunately our four legged family members cannot tell us when things are not going well for them. Such
was the case when Maggie our (13 years old at the time) lilac point
Siamese woke up one morning and tried to maneuver around the house. I
watched her as she started walking into the furniture. My thoughts were
“Do cats get strokes?”
Two European-born dudes, Italian Andrea Carrano and Frenchman Ali Niroomand,
decided to start feeding their dogs table scraps, like they did when they were kids. Since living in the U.S., the pair had picked up American style dog
cuisine - bagged kibble and canned wet food - but they noticed that
their dogs were listless and seemed older than their years....
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.
Have you ever heard the phrase: "If honey bees
become extinct, human society will follow in four years"? Now I don't
know exactly where this came from or how the person who said it arrived
at that conclusion, but my best bet is that he was pointing out the
symbiotic relationship that exists on all the organisms on the planet.
Apparently, humans and bees are more connected that we think.