Tuesday Pet News

by Mary Haight on March 24, 2009

SPOILED-ROTTEN-TO-THE-CORE dog
Image by ucumari via Flickr

Spring seems to be making a lunge to break through the winter grip on the US. and Canada, from one New england dog lover I say “it’s about time.”  Over in Denver a parrot yelled and a little girl was saved, ” DENVER—A parrot whose cries of alarm alerted his owner when a little girl choked on her breakfast has been honored as a hero.Willie, a Quaker parrot, has been given the local Red Cross chapter’s Animal Lifesaver Award.” The story is from the Dallas Morning News, Continue Reading

I was reading the NYT when I came across an article about the medicating of our pets both with pets meds and with human meds. The article is long but worth the time if you want to undertand this serious subject. “The practice of prescribing medications designed for humans to animals has grown substantially over the past decade and a half, and pharmaceutical companies have recently begun experimenting with a more direct strategy: marketing behavior-modification and “lifestyle” drugs specifically for pets.” Continue Reading

One last note of interest, Dancing Dog Blogs intrepid blogger Mary is off to Ireland for two weeks to attend a conference and will also report about animals from the emerald isle. I’m sure you all will join me in hoping she has a great time and returns with lots of great stories and pictures to share with our pet community.

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