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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published on September 5 2016 Category: medical - Tag: cone

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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published on August 29 2016 Category: news

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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published on August 19 2016 Category: medical - Tags: e-coli, mcr-1, cre, raw

Dog Days of Summer: Heat Exhaustion


The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for this weekend.
* Heat index values Fri-Sun... 105 to 110 degrees.
* Impacts... the combination of the heat and humidity will increase the risk for heat related health issues... especially for the elderly... those with chronic health problems such as lung and heart disease... those working outdoors... and other heat sensitive groups of people.

It is great that the weather service puts out these alerts, but what group is conspicuously missing? Pets!

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published on August 12 2016 Category: medical - Tag: hyperthermia

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