Friday, June 22, 2012
Such a sad story - from Cape Coral Florida.
A 3 pound Yorkie drowns in pool at a doggy day care.
On Wednesday, owners took Callie to Pet Coral Resort and Veterinary located at 924 Del Prado South in Cape Coral.
It was supposed to be a routine temperment evaluation to see if Callie would be a good fit for boarding and day care. Somehow they let the dog into a pool, allegedly supervised, and the dog drowned and no one noticed.
READ MORE and watch the news video reel.
Sunday, June 10, 2012
ANAL GLANDS. It is not a pleasant topic but something pet owners (dogs and cats) must be aware of. If left untreated, it could cause huge problems and costly vet bills!
Anal glands are two, very small secretion glands that are located just to the outside of a dogs (and cats) anus. These glands were used to allow a Yorkie ( Yorkshire Terrier ) or cat to mark its territory by secreting a thick, mucous substance that has a very strong and unpleasant odor. And this is also why many dogs like to sniff another dogs rear end.
Most Yorkies no longer mark their territory this way, but the anal sacs or glands still remain. In normal conditions, and proper diet, the glands empty when the Yorkie has a bowel movement with the contraction of the anus forcing the mucous material from the glands.
In some dogs and cats the anal glands can become stopped up and do not drain with a bowel movement or with natural friction, resulting in a painful condition known as an impaction. When this happens an animal should see a vet ASAP. If left untreated, you could have a huge on your hands and a costly vet bill. These impacted glands may cause the dog to stop and constantly lick at the area, or may, more commonly, cause the dog to "scoot" across the floor, grass or carpet.
Scooting is actually rubbing their bottom in an attempt to empty the glands and reduce the pressure. If this works, what is left is a nasty, smelly, foul substance all over your rug or floor that is often mistaken for fecal material, when in fact it is mucous from the anal glands.
Often people believe that this scooting behavior is seen when the Yorkie has worms, and although that may be the case, it is more likely to be problems with blocked or impacted anal glands. And the dog should see a vet ASAP.
Some people will express their dogs anal glans themselves. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS, unless you have a very strong stomach and are prepared for a big mess. And you should have a vet or groomer show you how to do it the first time.
When you are expressing the anal glands, the contents can squirt out unexpectedly and be messy. The odor can be quite foul, and expressing the anal glands may make you heave and it may make you feel a little ill if you have a weak stomach. A vet or groomer may charge $15-$25 to do the service.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
A 9-month-old Yorkshire terrier wasn't about to leave a Missouri rest stop without his master. Mistakenly left behind by an Arkansas truck driver, Rambo waited there for two days until his owner was able to track him down.
"Didn't even cross my mind that he might jump out. He never has before," Siau said. "I jumped back in the truck, put it in gear and drove off. And I just thought he was in the back asleep."
Siau made it all the way to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 170 miles to the north, before he realized Rambo was gone. But he knew if he turned around, his schedule would be thrown off and his job jeopardized.
Siau said he was "freaking out" as he tried to determine where Rambo was lost. He finally concluded the puppy must have gotten out in Missouri.
Siau began calling authorities. By Sunday morning, he had learned Hannibal had jurisdiction over the rest area. Hannibal animal control officer Tim Ledbetter was sent to the site.
Sure enough, little Rambo was there, sitting patiently.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Yogi and Boo Boo are available in Washington state.
Yogi and Boo Boo are two 9-year-old Yorkshire Terrier mixes that were found in a local shelter together. Now Redmond-based Motley Zoo Animal Rescue is working to find a loving home that will welcome them both together.
The two pooches, one male and one female, are both spayed/neutered, microchipped, flea-treated, dewormed and up-to-date on vaccines. Yogi and Boo Boo are calm among other dogs and would do fine in a household with children who are 8 years old or older.
Read more about them now
If you are interested in adopting Yogi and Boo Boo, or want to find out more about Motley Zoo Rescue, please visit www.motleyzoo.org or www.motleyzoo.petfinder.com.
HURRY! They won't last long!!
My dog sleeps about 20 hours a day.He has his food prepared for him.
His meals are provided at no cost to him.
He visits the Dr. once a year for his checkup, and again during the year, if any medical needs arise. For this he pays nothing, and nothing is required of him. He lives in a nice neighborhood in a house that is much larger than he needs, but he is not required to do any upkeep.
If he makes a mess, someone else cleans it up.
He has his choice of luxurious places to sleep.
He receives these accommodations absolutely free.
He is living like a king (queen), and has absolutely no expenses whatsoever. All of his costs are picked up by others who earn a living.
I was just thinking about all this, and suddenly it hit me like a brick ..........
My dog is a CONGRESSMAN !!!!
My dog is a CONGRESSMAN !!!!
Monday, June 4, 2012
In Chicago, I can not go to beach Memorial Day thru Labor Day. I did get out there twice this Spring. I love running on the sand and meeting all the people. Most of the people like me. But some people get mad when I fling sand on their blanket.
So I am home today, laying in the sun. When they get home tonight I get to go out for nice walk!
Friday, June 1, 2012
Fiona was blind in both eyes, living amongst a trash pile, when she was found. A vet had said he could restore sight in one eye. So the video went up, and went viral, with pleas for donations to cover her $3000 surgery.
Miraculously, within a week, enough people had donated money that Fiona was able to undergo the surgery. Two weeks later, Hagar uploaded a follow-up video, titled “Fiona Can See Now!” featuring the transformed pooch running around and wagging her tail to the strains of Jimmy Cliff singing “I Can See Clearly Now.”
Read more and WATCH now! It's a touching story!
see also HOPE FOR PAWS - the people behind the rescue
If you read their book online - they get 10 cents for every download.