Monday, May 27, 2013

Lion and Dog Kiss

Check out best of buddies Milo the Dachshund and Bonedigger the lion. They both live at the G.W. Zoo in Oklahoma and have been best buddies since Bonedigger was born at the facility.
Milo looks after the big cat, who has a bone disease that leaves him mildly crippled. Size difference is a non-issue for these friends, as their lick each other''s mouth.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Raw food are said to be dangerous for pets

Raw pet food,dog food

Raw pet foods are uncooked meat, organs, and soft bones. There have been some disagreements if this pet diet has nutritional benefits or if it is detrimental to the pet's health.

Those who are supporting the raw pet food diet argue that the contents of raw food are more biologically appropriate than commercial pet foods. They said that the results of this diet is improved coat quality, healthy teeth, and prevention of disease like diabetes, and prevention of allergies.

Those who are not in favor of this diet are saying that scientific research shows that feeding raw food may result to nutrient deficiencies, like calcium. And there are also harmful bacteria found in raw foods like Salmonella, Clostridium difficile, and E. coli.

Dogs may not show symptoms that they are infected but they can spread the bacteria through their stool.

The Canadian Association of Raw Pet Food Manufacturers will be implementing tighter production regulations to eliminate and prevent bacterial contamination in their raw pet food products.

Whichever diet you'll be giving to your pets it is always best to consult the veterinarian, because you can never tell if your pet has allergic reaction to the pet food.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Pets in the US today lives longer

Banfield Pet Hospital release their 2013 State of Pet Health Report and things are looking good for our four legged friends. The report stated increase in lifespan of both dogs and cats. The average lifespan of a dog in 2012 was 11 years which is up nearly half a year since 2002 (4% increase), while the average lifespan of a cat in 2012 was 12, which gone up by 1 year since 2002 (10% increase). The report also stated that the small breed dogs live longer than giant breeds.

The States with the longest lifespan for dogs are South Dakota, Montana, Oregon, New Mexico, and Colorado. While states with the shortest lifespan for dogs are Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Delaware, and Massachusetts.

For cats, the states with the longest lifespan are Montana, Colorado, Rhode Island, Illinois, and Nebraska. While states with the shortest lifespan for cats are Delaware, Ohio, Louisiana, Kentucky, and Mississippi.

Obesity has caught up with our cats and dogs, overweight and obesity have reached epidemic levels in dogs and cats in the United States, affecting approximately 1 in 5 dogs and cats. Although some might consider pets to be cuter or happier when they are overweight, the truth is, being overweight is linked to  other serious conditions such as arthritis, heart and respiratory problems and diabetes mellitus (cats).

Check out the full Report here:

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Pit bull Saves Woman in Long Island

A pit bull saved a woman's life from a fire that gutted her Long Island home in New York on Friday May 3, 2013. The pit bull started barking to warn her owner as the flames spread into the whole house.

Jackie Bonasera the owner said she was in the bathroom drying her hair on Gabriele Drive in East Norwich when she heard the pet pit bull barking. She immediately ran downstairs and saw the huge flames on her garage. She was able to ran out of the house.

“I ran out of the house and my neighbors came running over, and then I thought about the dog – I'm like, 'He saved my life, I have to save his,” said Jackie Bonasera.

“I just put my robe over my face and I ran back in and I grabbed the dog and then I stood out here and I watched my house burn.”

Cain the pit bull saves her life, and in return Jackie saves Cain life too.

More than 70 firefighters were needed to stop the fire. Although the cause of the blaze has not been determined and the arson squad is investigating, police don't believe it's suspicious.