2006 Articles

Therapy Dog Helps Ease The Pain

Therapy dog helps ease the pain Published: December 27, 2005 By PAUL DAQUILANTE Of the News-Register Hurricane Rita would pummel Florida, Louisiana and Texas in the weeks to come, causing widespread death and destruction. So, in August, Yamhill Communications Agency 911 dispatcher Kaye Sawyer and her Samoyed, Maverick, trained with the National Organization for Animal… Continue reading Therapy Dog Helps Ease The Pain

2006 Articles

Artificial Sweeteners and Pets

Artificial Sweeteners and Pets This is not something that I have heard of previously. I’ve confirmed the information via the American Veterinary Medical Association: http://www.avma.org/onlnews/javma/sep04/040901c.asp  Xylitol warning: Sugar free gum, candy, etc. This is a danger I was unaware of until Friday. Xylitol is a sugar substitute that is being used now in some sugarless… Continue reading Artificial Sweeteners and Pets

2006 Articles

Parasites: Giardia & Whipworm

GIARDIA – Internal Parasite Symptoms: Giardia is a one-celled protozoan parasite. Symptoms of a giardia infestation include chronic non-responsive diarrhea, poor coat and a distended stomach. All animals are susceptible to giardia infestation. In humans, this parasite causes diarrhea, abdominal cramps, bloating and sometimes fever and nausea. Since this parasite is spread from animal to… Continue reading Parasites: Giardia & Whipworm

2006 Articles

Animal Behaviorist Offers Pet Safety Tips

Animal Behaviorist Offers Pet Safety Tips For Winter Holidays Animal behaviorist, Diana L. Guerrero offers a few humane holiday hints along with seasonal safety suggestions for pet households. Winter holiday celebrations can be happy events but the holidays can be disastrous and even downright deadly for pets. According to animal expert, Diana L. Guerrero. “Holiday… Continue reading Animal Behaviorist Offers Pet Safety Tips