Monday, October 27, 2014
I came a cross a story of a dog owner on gizmodo about how a Ventura County Sheriff's Deputy threaten to shoot and kills his 21 months old pet dog. He said while they were camping the cops approached them and shouted "Who's dogs are these? Get them under control or I'll shoot them!" which in my opinion is unprofessional for a police officer. One of the cop even had his gun pointed at his dogs.
Trigger happy SOBs!
You can check out his story here: http://indefinitelywild.gizmodo.com/a-cop-tried-to-kill-my-dog-last-night-1651037794
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Despite being in the 21st century some authorities of other countries are still living in the stone age. Islamic authorities in Malaysia are investigating a "dog patting" event that has the purpose of improving dog ownership in the multi-ethnic Muslim-majority country.
The event is called "I want to touch a dog" and held in a park on the suburbs of Kuala Lumpur last Sunday, October 19, 2014. The event encouraged people to pat dogs which are considered unclean in Islam. It was such a success that it drew hundreds of spectators majority are Muslims that it was noticed by crazy religious leaders.
One of a crazy Muslim leader, Nooh Gadut said it was an insult to them, "Don't try to create a culture that is opposite to Islam."
Syed Azmi Alhabshi is a Muslim who organized the event said that he did it to help people overcome their fear of dogs and promote compassion towards animals.
Maybe some of their clerics are supporters of ISIS.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Meet Bentley, he's a one-year-old King Charles Spaniel owned by Nina Pham who contracted Ebola while taking care of Thomas Eric Duncan who died last week because of Ebola. Bentley is under medical surveillance. In a news report, officials said that Bentley will be taken care of in a former naval air base where he’ll be supplied with bedding and toys. I hope he'll not end up like Excalibur owned by the nurse in Spain which also got infected with Ebola. Excalibur was euthanized.
Poor Bentley, he looks scared and I bet he is missing Nina.
I like the story of the dog "Lazarus" who survived euthanasia, that dog is a fighter. I think he really likes to live. It was on the news last week, a mixed-breed dog surviving euthanasia and a car accident. The dog was sent to the animal shelter by its owner. Lazarus new owner is Jane Holston of Helena, Alabama.
Friday, October 10, 2014
Madrid, Spain - The sweet and cuddly dog named Excalibur owned by the nurse who got infected with Ebola has been killed last Wednesday October 8, 2014 even as animal rights activists and protesters tried to block authorities from getting into the house of the nurse and her husband. There have also been a petition online to spare Excalibur's life that was signed by hundreds of thousand people.
Excalibur, a 12-year-old rescue dog, was killed and it was confirmed by Javier Rodríguez of Madrid’s regional government. He said that the dog will be cremated.
Thomas Skinner of the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during an interview said that dogs and other animals can have an immune response to Ebola, which means that they can be infected.
Monday, October 6, 2014
The faithfuls had the chance to bring their pets to church for the World Animal Day last October 4, 2014. Pet owners of dogs, cats, spiders, birds, snakes, turtles and other animals celebrate the World Animal Day which coincides with the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.
Philippines Pet Blessing at Malate Church, Manila Philippines
Thursday, October 2, 2014
If you think you are giving your pet treats, think again you may be giving your beloved pets poison. If you are eating tasty food and your pet stares at you looking so adorable, don't give them your leftover if it contains human food that are poison to pets.
Check out the very useful infographic from vet-medic.com, that identifies food that can harm your dog. It also offers healthy treats that you can give your dogs.
Rule of the Thumb:
"Hard treats such as bones, can damage teeth. If you can push your thumbnail into a treat and it leaves a mark, it's probably safe. The same rule applies for chew toys."
"No food is right for every dog, so watch what they eat, and make sure that you're the one setting the menu."
sausages - contains preservatives that can cause thiamine deficiency. Contains Sulphites
Cooked bones - can splinter and damage dog's intestine.
cow's milk - most dogs are lactose intolerant
onions and garlic - can cause Heinz body anemia, contains disulphide
cakes, sweets, artificial sweeteners and mints - artificial sweeteners can cause dog's blood sugar to drop dangerously low that can cause seizure, vomiting, liver failure, and coma. Contains Xylitol
Human Chocolate - acts as stimulant that can cause diarrhea, high heart rate, muscle tremors and seizures. Contains methylxanthines, theobromine, and caffeine
Grapes and raisins - contains toxins that can cause sudden development of kidney failure within 48 hours of snacking. Contains Mycotoxin.
Anti-freeze - can cause vomiting, diarrhea and breathing difficulties. contains Ethylene glycol.