Monthly archive for May 2016
Chicago, Bloomington-Normal dog owners warned about influenza
Veterinarians and the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association are warning dog owners in the Chicago and Bloomington-Normal areas that the new canine influenza virus, H3N2, is a threat to dogs and possibly cats. There have been 35 confirmed canine influenza cases among dogs seen at three clinics in the Bloomington-Normal area. Experts recommend talking with a veterinarian about vaccination for dogs and restricting exposure to other animals in regions where the virus is spreading.
The State Journal-Register (Springfield, Ill.) (5/13)
With the GoGo Stik I can actually catch the dogs’ poop before it ever hits the ground! And if I don’t get there in time, a quick flick of the wrist and the poop is in the bag without any mess, and nothing is left behind on the grass for me (or a neighbor) to step in later! Once the poop is in the bag, I can walk with the dog without worrying about getting ‘anything’ on me, either. The way the bag hangs after a ‘deposit’, it sort of closes itself for the remainder of the walk, too (the bag hangs down and the opposite side of the scooping section presses against the outside of the bag, essentially closing the bag at the middle – but not to worry – the bag opens right back up when needed again!). I’m using less bags – one per walk instead of one per dog, so I’m saving money and the planet by reducing the amount of plastic in the landfill. LOVE IT!
Here’s an important message to share to all dog owners just published by The Associated Press
‘Dogs eat crazy things’: Vets remove toys from puppy’s tummy
A Philadelphia puppy is getting back to his bouncy self after two plastic squeaky toys were removed from his stomach.
Doctors at Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center in Levittown say the only sign that 6-month-old Jasper was having problems was he couldn’t keep food down. He otherwise seemed energetically normal.
They say X-rays showed the two balls were taking up most of the space in the Cane Corso’s stomach.
Dr. Scott Joudrey, who surgically removed the red-and-green balls on Saturday, says “dogs eat crazy things.”
In the last year, the suburban Philadelphia practice treated a bulldog named Elvis that ate three pacifiers and a mixed-breed dog that scarfed down a pair of calf-high boots.
Jasper’s owner, Michael Ehrlich, of Philadelphia, says he thinks the dog swallowed the toys weeks ago.