Helping Blind Animals

Pearl a blind sheep wearing a Halos For Paws vest
Pearl, a blind sheep from Australia wearing a Halos For Paws vest
Credit: Possom Valley Animal Sanctuary

Animals with handicaps face a more challenging situation than their human counterparts who often have a wide network of support from friends, family and various charities and government agencies. What little financial and medical aid that is available can be spread so thin that most receive no help at all. The vision-impaired are particularly hard hit as corrective surgery, if possible, can cost many thousands of dollars. The perception of blind animals being poor pets that require significant assistance often results in their placement at the top of shelter kill lists. Yet, the vision-impaired or blind animal can be a good pet and with a little human assistance, they can lead a fairly normal life.

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Monkey, K9 Advantix II and BayerDVM

This is a post about the sad story of Monkey, a yorkshire terrier and the pet parent's belief that Monkey's death was the result of using K9 Advantix II flea and tick medication. This post has been delayed for quite a few weeks as I waited on further information which does not appear to be forthcoming. Thus, please keep in mind I have been unable to fully verify all details as is normally done here.

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IMPS Talks Dog Travel With Amy Goodman

As we enter the peak summer season, many pet parents are considering road trip getaways that also include the four legged family members. Ismypetsafe had the opportunity to speak about dogs, cars, and vacations with travel expert Amy E. Goodman to learn how pet parents can make these trips fun and safe for all.

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Get Off My Lawn!

As spring transitions to summer, many pet parents are concerned for their lawns as dandelions, crabgrass and other weeds attempt a hostile takeover of the backyard. The application of post-emergent herbicides to kill off the undesirable plants in a home that includes pets can lead to uncertainty and controversy over safety. Just how concerned should pet parents be?

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