You can have a happy Halloween season by making sure your furry family members are safe and spook-free this October. Here are five tips from a Santa Clarita veterinarian to help SCV pet owners do just that. More….
“We all know the silly scene of a dog, deep in slumber, energetically scuffling its paws in the mime of a fast run.
Looking from the outside, it’s hard not to wonder what’s going on in their heads. USA Network recently performed a study in celebration of its new psychological thriller Falling Water, premiering Oct. 13 at 10/9c, which explores the intersection of reality and dreams. For the study, USA asked Americans whose dreams they would like to hack if given the chance? Pets were the top of the list.” More….
“Cold weather can be dangerous for pets. Protect your four-legged friends with these expert winter safety tips.
Bundle Up Even a natural fur coat can’t fully ward off the chill. Always provide a warm, dry place for your pet to sleep that’s off the ground and away from drafts. A pet bed with an extra blanket will do the trick. Outside, animals with short hair should wear a coat when temperatures drop, advises Camille DeClementi, VMD, senior director and veterinary toxicologist at the ASPCA. It should cover your pet from the neck to the base of the tail.” More….
“When Hooch showed up at an animal shelter in Bakersfield, California, the rescue workers didn’t know what to do with him. The very skinny French mastiff had badly cropped ears and a broken tail, but an incredibly sweet spirit. He wouldn’t eat or drink, and when it was meal time, he would wildly thrash his bowls around. They contacted Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue, a group known for taking in pups with special needs and those that have been abused or neglected….” More….
“We will concede that vegetarians have a point. While most of us still consume meat, there’s an argument to be made that there is cruelty involved that should be minimized. Even conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer makes the point that someday, we might well move beyond eating meat: “Science will find dietary substitutes that can be produced at infinitely less cost and effort,” he wrote last year.
But owning pets? That, too, is cruel – in the view of law school professor and animal rights activist Gary Francione….” More….
“I’m Tim, a 29-year-old from Parma and my cat, Hobbes, and I have a special story.
When he was a kitten he was seen living behind Cerino’s Pizzeria in Seven Hills, where I used to work. He was ragged and starving, more feral than not. No one could get close to him and all they could do was leave some chicken out for him….” More….
“In 2012, U.S. Marine Chris Van Etten lost a part of both of his legs when an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded while he was on patrol in Afghanistan.
His injuries were significant and he was lucky to have survived. But Van Etten’s recovery was made easier through the efforts of civilian dog trainer, Torre Willadsen, whom he met while serving in the war-torn nation. Willadsen took it upon himself to ensure the wounded veteran was reunited with his yellow lab Harley, an Improvised Explosive Device Detection Dog who had been by his side during many harrowing missions….” More….