Castaway Dog in The News

by Craig Daniels on April 7, 2009

A Sailboat on the waters of Sydney Harbour.
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Who doesn’t love a happy ending to what at first looked like a sad story, A dog on a sail boat of the Austrailian coast falls in. From the LA Times comes the story that Sophie has been found alive, “Well, a story making the rounds this week will not turn dog lovers against me or this blog. It features an Australian cattle dog named Sophie Tucker, who fell from a sailboat in rough seas off Australia four months ago and was presumed drowned.Turns out, Sophie was doggedly determined. She paddled five miles to a remote island and survived by eating baby feral goats, which was the “Survivor” thing to do” Read More About Castaway Dog

Up in San Francisco the San Francisco Gate publish an important warning about edible things that are poisonious to our dogs. “Pet parents have good reason to take the wrath of grapes seriously. Even in low doses, ingestion can result in acute renal failure. (The exact cause is not fully understood, but some experts think that there may be a toxic component in the grape’s skin.) Symptoms can include loss of appetite, lethargy, depression, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain. Immediate treatment by a licensed veterinarian is essential and may include induced vomiting and administering intravenous fluids.” Read More Toxic Plants Story

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