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PET & ANIMAL HEALTH

Small NH Town Does It Again; BOLO Alert For Escaped Serval Cat

"These wild cats are not much bigger than a medium-size dog, but they retain their wild instincts and are cunning escape artists ... definitely not appropriate house pets." – British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals More weird news out of Merrimack, New Hampshire African predator liberates itself from captors  Sep 9, 2020 Official Release,  Merrimack, New Hampshire Police Department Residents: Please be on the look out for this missing family pet. Spartacus is a 40lb, 4 yr...

Cat Photobombs Remote Meeting Of Parliament

Pets boost morale during coronavirus pandemic: study | Some are even considering adopting another animal to keep their pet company when they return to work SNWS – Three-quarters of Americans couldn’t have gotten through the quarantine without their pet, according to new research. The survey of 2,000 cat owners (57% of whom also have a dog) looked at the various benefits provided by our furry friends during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the ways in which they helped us...

Boy, 6, Scarred For Life By ‘Loveable’ Pit Bull

GRAPHIC IMAGE WARNING | What a pit bull can do to a child | Lucky just to be alive | Aug 6, 2020 The Sun – Camdon Bozell, age six, suffered life-changing injuries when he was mauled by pet dog, Chaos, 5, at his grandma's home in Schoolcraft, Michigan. The dog was ordered to be put down. The pet dog attacked Camdon’s face last April in a fit of rage after he got up to get a snack and had to...

Another Child Killed By Family Pit Bull

"We saw them going around the house with the pole to try and grab the dog, that took about a half hour, 45 minutes."  Same story, different day  Another child has died tragically after being mauled by her own family's pitbull  NBC 10 – East Providence, Rhode Island police said Friday a 15-month-old girl was killed after being attacked by a family dog. They said the incident happened at her grandparent's home. Officers responded to the Brookhaven Drive...

Crackdown On Animal Abuse In Traditional Chinese Medicine

DAILY COVID-19 GLOBAL NEWS ROUNDUP By The Associated Press June 6, 2020 BEIJING — China is ordering its highest level of protection for the armadillo-like pangolin as part of its crackdown on the wildlife trade following the global coronavirus pandemic. While the virus is believed to have originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, most scientists say it was most likely transmitted from bats to humans via an intermediary animal such as the...

French Bulldog Kills Owner In ‘Vicious Attack’

"I hate to say it, but unfortunately, it was a vicious attack." May 13, 2020 INGLESIDE, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago woman who recently adopted a French bulldog that had been bred to fight was fatally mauled by the dog over the weekend, a coroner said. A friend found Lisa Urso unresponsive on the patio behind her Ingleside, Illinois, home on Saturday evening. Investigators determined she had been attacked by the French bulldog. Toxicology...

Pets And COVID-19: How Risky?

Are pets at risk of getting, spreading COVID-19? Apr 29, 2020 | Mayo Clinic News Network – Recent reports of cats and dogs becoming infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to update its guidelines for pets. According to the CDC, two pet cats in New York City became the first domestic animals in the U.S. to test positive for the virus. Then earlier this week, a pug in North Carolina became...

Trump Should Pardon Dog-Killer Michael Vick: CNN

"The Falcons QB had participated in executing animals that 'performed poorly' by hanging, shooting, drowning and electrocution." CNN | OPINION – Since pardons are something of a topic du jour, Mr. President, I have a simple request ...  By James A. Gagliano | Feb 24, 2020 I'm fairly certain you've heard of former NFL star quarterback Michael Vick. ESPN's two-part 30 for 30 documentary entitled "Vick" aired recently. And to tell the complete story of the film's 39-year-old protagonist,...

Is A Raw Food Diet Safe For Your Pet?

"The trend of finding Salmonella infantis in poultry products is increasing, according to researchers." – Food Safety News, Dec 3, 2019 FDA alert warns of Salmonella in raw pet food February 14, 2020 Food Safety News – The FDA is cautioning pet owners not to feed their pet’s certain Aunt Jeni’s Home Made frozen raw pet food “as it poses a serious threat to consumer and animal health” because of Salmonella Infantis contamination. The Salmonella was discovered in January when the FDA collected one retail...

Murder Charges In ‘Redneck’ Pit Bull Attack

Jan 13, 2020 Fox News – Kentucky police have accused a woman of killing a man with an aggressive pit bull, according to reports. Authorities said Donald Abner, 55, died after being mauled by the dog at his home on Pug Lane in Conway overnight Friday, local media reported. Melissa Wolke, 38, was accused of siccing the dog on Abner and refusing to command it to retreat, according to reports. She was charged with murder. “The way I...

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