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PET & ANIMAL HEALTH

“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...

Virus Mutation Traced To Danish Mink Farms

"he SARS-CoV-2 virus has had a particularly devastating impact on mink, who experience respiratory problems similar to people and die at alarmingly high rates." – Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association The Latest: Danes take action after virus mutation in minks COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Seven Danish mayors say restaurants will be closed across northern Denmark and people in the region will be encouraged to be tested after authorities found a mutation in the virus in 12 residents who...

Are Your Coconuts Certified Monkey-Free?

"We have made it clear to the supplier we do not support the use of monkeys for harvesting and that all harvesting must be done by human labor." – Costco Oct 31, 2020 CNN – Costco has reportedly stopped purchasing Chaokoh coconut milk after PETA accused its manufacturer, the Thailand-based company Theppadungporn Coconut Co., of using forced monkey labor PETA investigators from its Asia division found cruelty to monkeys at farms and facilities used by Theppadungporn Coconut...

Animal-Lover Keeps Fawn As Pet, It Grows Up And Attacks

“We can’t say it enough: Wild animals are not pets.” Woman cited with possessing, feeding young buck deer that gored neighbor |  Oct. 19, 2020 |  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – A Black Forest woman who told Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers she took a days-old fawn into her home more than a year and raised it has been cited with two misdemeanors after the deer, now a young buck, gored a neighbor last week. CPW officers cited...

Where Does Your Milk Come From? Must-See Cow Carousel

VIDEO: The world's largest cow factory will give you goosebumps Ever seen a cow carousel? Cows can't wait to get on ... Get A Load Of This –  Meet the dairy firm hoping to power its delivery trucks using cow manure Oct 16, 2020 CNBC – Like many large businesses, dairy company Arla Foods has grand plans to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and the firm aims to be carbon net zero by 2050. Around 85% of Arla’s total emissions...

Exotic Pet Craze Leads To Kidnapping of SF Zoo Primate

Have we learned nothing from our run ins with Burmese pythons, rhesus monkeys, and Argentine tegus?  Oct 15, 2020 | KRON – Maki has been found! The lemur was stolen from the San Francisco Zoo & Gardens Wednesday, officials said. But Thursday evening, Maki was seen in the playground area of the Hope Lutheran Church in Daly City. The San Francisco Zoo & Gardens offered a reward for tips and information leading to the safe recovery of its missing...

Covid Has Killed 7,000 Animals On Utah Ranches

“Obviously, it’s very concerning to have a species that is this susceptible with this high of a death rate.” – Dr. Dean Taylor,  Utah state veterinarian  October 2, 2020 Kaiser Health News – Thousands of minks at Utah fur farms have died because of the coronavirus in the past 10 days, forcing nine sites in three counties to quarantine, but the state veterinarian said people don’t appear to be at risk from the outbreak. The COVID-19 infections likely were...

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