Travel Crates - Pet Safety Theater!
This is part two of a three part study that makes an extensive investigatoin of the safety of pet travel crates and 'crash testing'. Here I examine the limited crash testing results available and come away with some very serious concerns. The entire study will be available as a single white paper after part three is published. Revised 2015-11-05 to include 2 additional photos of d-rings and anchors.
Crash Test Reports
Much of the previous analysis is based on product literature and visual appearance. Augmenting that with actual crash testing data would give me more confidence in my final determination.
Both the ProLine and the MIM Variocage have undergone some type of crash testing by a third party at the request of the manufacturer. I utilized the manufacturer and testing company websites to better understand the methodologies used and the test results.full article »
published on October 31 2015 Category: news - Tags: cps, crates, crash, testing, variocage, gunner, kennebec, trixie, proline
Pet Travel Crates - Help!
This is part one of a three part study that makes an extensive investigatoin of the safety of pet travel crates and 'crash testing'. The entire study will be available as a single white paper after part three is published.
Have you ever been roped into helping out a friend only to find yourself spending far more time on their problem than you ever expected? I can chalk one up thanks to a recent phone call with a college friend. That conversation some how veered from sports to family vacation plans onto traveling with a dog and his utter exasperation of how best to handle a 65lb bundle of energy for hours at a time inside a SUV.full article »
published on October 30 2015 Category: news - Tags: crates, midwest, goodideas, trixie, proline, mim, cps, safety, crashtest
Kid treats are dangerous pet treats
It's the spooky time of year again and while great fun for kids and adults who act like kids, Halloween can be a frightening, even deadly, time to be a pet. Unfortunately, a lot of those candy treats we humans love so much are also tempting for our furry friends.full article »
published on October 23 2015
The Silent Killer (treatment)
This is part three of a multipart entry on the subject of Chronic Renal Failure in dogs and cats..
The primary goal in the treatment of CRF is the extension of the pet's life by stabilizing and slowing the progression of the disease. Successful treatment, though highly dependent upon the stage at which a diagnosis is made, can result in a life extension of many months to even years in the best cases.full article »
published on October 17 2015 Category: medical - Tags: crf, treatment, phosphorous, hydration, electrolytes, anemia