Drugs: The Danger To Our Pets

Nearly tragic news out of Denver this week as reported by the local ABC affiliate, 7 NEWS Denver. A suspected drug dealer, while trying to escape the police, threw his stash of heroin over the fence of a doggy daycare center. A number of dogs thought those baggies must contain something tasty and one almost died as a result of ingesting the contents.

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On Sale But Is It Safe: Comfy Cone

All Four Paws Comfy Cone is on sale at PetSupermarket.com The large size, regularly $40.99, has sale price $26.99.

I'm sure many pet parents have had to deal with the dreaded plastic 'healing' cone. Is there any dog or cat that does not hate these faux Elizabethan contraptions? That is why the All Four Paws Comfy Cone caught my eye while shopping today (images available at Allfourpaws.com)

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Lightning and Pet Safety

Today, I read a horrific report of over 300 reindeer killed by a lightning strike last Friday in southern Norway. As hot and humid weather continues to dominate weather patterns across large sections of the US, this is a good opportunity to review with pet parents the dangers that lightning strikes present to their pets.

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Is My Pet Safe? Maybe not for you

Pets, as a general rule, do not transfer diseases to humans, though earlier we covered one example, brucellosis Other exceptions include a number of "worms" that are communicable, as well as campylobacteriosis, E. coli and Salmonella. Today another is added to the list: mcr-1–harboring E. coli

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