Monday, April 27, 2015

Pets

TFH Publications, Inc./Nylabone Products, a New Jersey-based company, has recalled a single lot of its Puppy Starter Kit dog chews because of potential...
MY DOG Gemma recently underwent surgery to have a lump removed. Gemma is approximately 15 years old and weighs only six pounds, so even though we know that anesthesia for pets is very safe these days, my husband and I were a little anxious about having her go under. To minimize the risks, we had Gemma's cardiologist check her out beforehand, and I also asked pain management expert Robin Downing, DVM, for her advice on the special anesthesia needs of older animals.
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) - When Darwin the Labrador retriever crashed out of a service dog program for people, conservationists found him a very different sort of job: sniffing out giant African land snails that are threatening crops on the most visited of Ecuador's Galapagos Islands.
CHICAGO (AP) - Amtrak says it has not had a single complaint or problem with a pilot project in Illinois allowing customers to travel with small pets. So, it's making the program permanent around the state.
LONDON (AP) - Don the Sheepdog might want to learn a new trick: applying the brakes.
STONY RIDGE, Ohio (AP) - The maze of steel cages where bears and black leopards roamed for more than three decades are quiet now. The growls and roars of tigers and lions no longer echo across Kenny Hetrick's backyard and into his neighbor's windows.
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