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PET & ANIMAL HEALTH

Florida Man “Sadistically Mutilated” Pets, Cites Stress, Anxiety

KIRO-7 NAPLES, Fla. — A Florida man killed at least eight hamsters in an effort to relieve stress and anger, investigators said. The Collier County Sheriff’s Office said Christian Hunter, 21, severed the head of a hamster and left the remains of the mutilated animal in a blood-smeared box on the side of the road, WINK reported. A resident found the box Jan. 5 and told detectives she had found several others over the last year with...

Tot, 3, Maimed By Pit Bull Inside Texas Restaurant; Dog Owner BLAMES CHILD

A Texas dog owner is now facing charges after her animal mauled a 3-year-old girl at a restaurant, leaving the child with severe face injuries that may require plastic surgery to repair, reports say.

52 Dogs Rescued From China Meat Trade Arrive In US

Dozens of pups saved from potentially ending up in the Chinese dog meat trade have arrived in the Big Apple en route to their forever families.

Cattle Feces Found In US-Grown Leafy Greens

FDA tests show cattle lot implicated in leafy greens E. coli outbreak FOOD SAFETY NEWS – Cattle feces from a lot uphill from produce growing fields were contaminated with dangerous E. coli that matches the strain from outbreaks in the falls of 2019 and 2020 that were linked to leafy greens. Federal officials announced the cattle connection today, although they did not report who owns or operates the animal or produce operations. The 2020 outbreak was one...

110 Dogs And Cats Dead, 210 Poisoned After Eating This Pet Food Brand

The Food and Drug Administration has updated the number of pet deaths to 110 in connection to fatal levels of aflatoxin in Midwestern Pet Foods Inc.’s recalled dog and cat food products.

Boy, 6, Killed By Mom’s ‘Rescue’ Dog; MUST-SEE Video For Every Pit Bull Owner

"A breed that consistently displays these traits -- failure to communicate intention before an attack, disinhibited aggression and a disproportionate response to stimuli."

“Will This Vaccine Give My Dog Autism?”

There has been a spike in people refusing to vaccinate pets against deadly diseases, including some that can infect humans.

Florida Reports Alarming Number Of Vicious Dog Attacks

Pit bulls, Rottweilers sought in rash of gruesome Florida dog attacks

70 Dogs Dead As Toxic Dog Food Outbreak Spreads

Food Safety News – After the reported deaths of at least 70 dogs and more than 80 sick, Evansville, IN-based Midwestern Pet Foods Inc. has expanded their product recall to include all pet foods containing corn and manufactured in the company’s Oklahoma plant, and having an expiration date on or before July 9, 2022. Some of the pet food is being recalled because of a toxin that is created by a specific mold that many...

28 Dogs Dead, Toxic Dog Food Recalled [Check Labels]

After the reported deaths of at least 28 dogs, Evansville, IN-based Midwestern Pet Foods Inc. has recalled dog and cat food products after tests showed levels of Aflatoxin that exceed acceptable limits.

Irresistibly Cute: BBB Warns On Pet Sales Scams

Online puppy scams rising sharply in 2020, BBB warns Dec 2, 2020 Better Business Bureau – The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically increased demand for pets as people seek adding a pet to the family to ease the loneliness and tension of prolonged time at home. Many feel that they now have more time to train a puppy. With this rising demand has come a spike in pet scams, in which an online search ends with a would-be...

Bear Invites Himself To Dinner [VIDEO]

Roving Bear Helps Himself to a Late Night Snack TV.RING.COM – When Evan woke up to half-eaten decorations on his doorstep, he checked his Ring App to see what happened. Did This Bear Really Just Do That? When Dennis saw his truck door was open, he quickly checked the Ring App to see what happened. Bear Steals Chocolate from Porch Keep a beary close eye on packages this season with Ring. RECENTLY ON HEADLINE HEALTH:  Moose Lick Your Car? Bad Idea Bears...

Moose Lick Your Car? Bad Idea

(CNN) Canadians, officials have an important message for you: "Do not let moose lick your car." Yes, you read that right. Officials in Jasper, an alpine town in Canada's Alberta province, have put up signs asking motorists to avoid allowing moose to lick the salt, a treat moose find hard to resist, off their cars. Jasper National Park spokesman Steve Young told CNN: "They're obsessed with salt, it's one of the things they need for the minerals in...

Florida Man Pries Open Gator’s Jaws To Save Puppy

Nov 21, 2020 CNN – A Florida man chased an alligator under water and rescued his 3-month-old puppy from the jaws of death. Richard Wilbanks, 74, of Estero pried the gator's jaws open to free Gunner, his Cavalier King Charles spaniel. "We were just out walking by the pond," Wilbanks told CNN, "and it came out of the water like a missile. I never thought an alligator could be that fast." He said adrenaline or instinct kicked in, and...

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