Yearly archive for 2016
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.
By Danielle Furfaro and Lorena Mongelli April 25, 2016 | 3:18am
Moving can be very disruptive for Fido. Check out Kristin Wong’s very thorough article on how to prepare your pets for when you decide to move.
By E&D. Smithon April 8, 2016
As soon as you master the ‘wrist scoop’ movement it works fantastic. My husband was skeptical at first, but now, completes the ‘scooping’ job in no time at all! We love how we can use regular shopping bags instead of spending money on buying bags. Easy to empty and store. He plans on taking it with him on walks, once he starts walking the dogs.
Pets on trains a hit for Amtrak and riders
Amtrak had recently started a pilot allowing small cats and dogs on Acela for weekend rides. The cost of bringing a pet is $25, in addition to the human’s ticket. Tucker, all three pounds of him, was among the first passengers, and Moche was delighted. After the success of a 2014 pilot program in Illinois and a much larger pilot along the Northeast Corridor this past fall and winter, Amtrak announced in February that its pet program on the Northeast Regional and Downeaster routes (from Norfolk, Va., to Brunswick, Maine) would become permanent. They also added the service for longer trips, for which all of the legs (pun intended) do not exceed seven hours. The longer Auto Train from Virginia to Florida, for instance, is not included. At the same time, they announced the Acela Express pilot, which runs into June.