FDA to vets: Watch out for jerky pet treats; some linked to illness, death

Finally they take action!! since 2007, more than 500 animals died because they did NOTHING! it’s too late but better than nothing. I strongly think they have to ban on selling them. Warning is not enough because people still can see them at pet stores. I have been warning people but most of them still don’t know about this issue.

 

CNN U.S.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/22/us/fda-jerky-pet-treats-warning/

Meet Curio!

Curio is a rescue story with a happy ending. What would make him even happier than being rescued? Being adopted!

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Adopt Curio here:
http://www.orphankittenrescue.com/cats/curio-a1/

Outbreak of deadly dog disease in B.C. prompts warning

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Yes, the vaccination of puppies is essential.

Global News

Dog owners in the Fraser Valley are being reminded to vaccinate their pets after an outbreak of canine parvovirus.

Animal control officers have confirmed 16 recent cases of the deadly disease in the Chilliwack area.

The extremely contagious virus is spread through canine feces and without treatment dogs can die within three to four days.

Puppies and adolescent dogs are most at risk of infection, but the disease can be prevented with a simple vaccine.

News of the outbreak has many dog owners in the Fraser Valley flocking to veterinary clinics for the vaccination.

If your dog isn’t vaccinated against parvo, you should avoid parks and public places where the nasty virus can live on the ground for several months.

Parvo vaccinations cost about $50, a small price to pay considering treatment can cost thousands of dollars.

Officials said other Lower Mainland communities could also see a spike in the…

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The 9/11 rescue dogs

Portraits of the last surviving animals who scoured Ground Zero one decade on

 

During the chaos of the 9/11 attacks, where almost 3,000 people died, nearly 100 loyal search and rescue dogs and their brave owners scoured Ground Zero for survivors.

Now, ten years on, just 12 of these heroic canines survive, and they have been commemorated in a touching series of portraits entitled ‘Retrieved’.

The dogs worked tirelessly to search for anyone trapped alive in the rubble, along with countless emergency service workers and members of the public. Read More

 

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my hat is off in honor of all rescue dogs and people of 9-11.

 

Source: Mail Online