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  • Amazing Animal Foster Moms

    from The Pet Health Care Gazette

    Wednesday April 16th, 2014 at 07:51 PM

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    The mothering instinct is strong in many females. This is true in the animal world as well as in the human world. The images and stories in this infographic speak for themselves. Enjoy.

    10 Amazing Foster Moms In Nature [Infographic] by the team at Giraffe.ie

  • Dr. Temple Grandin – Scientist, Activist, Author, Hero

    from The Pet Health Care Gazette

    Tuesday April 15th, 2014 at 04:22 PM

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    Most of you who have been around the animal industry have heard of Temple Grandin. To many of you, she is probably an inspiration in addition to being an outspoken advocate for animals and people. She has been an active part of raising awareness about autism, or perhaps more appropriately, autism spectrum disorder (ASD). She has also been instrumental in implementing change in the livestock industry.

    Born with autism herself, Grandin did not begin to speak until four years of age. After...

  • Things You Need to Know About Owning a Horse

    from The Pet Health Care Gazette

    Monday April 14th, 2014 at 08:55 PM

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    I recently spent some time at home in Nebraska visiting my family there. While there, I was able to spend some time with my brother and his horses. As a child, I was always a little horse crazy, but my life led me in a different direction and it is brother and sister-in-law that ended up owning the horses in our family. They now own four horses, along with six cats (many of them rescues from the horse barn) and a Golden Retriever named Tucker. Obviously, like all of us, my brother and...

  • Could Your Lawn or Garden Be Dangerous? Mushroom Toxicity in Pets

    from The Pet Health Care Gazette

    Sunday April 13th, 2014 at 11:26 AM

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    Spring is, hopefully, either approaching or already here for many parts of our country. With spring often comes rain and other conditions that provide a good environment for the growth of mushrooms in our lawns and gardens.

    Poisonous mushrooms in a garden Photo courtesy of DepositPhotos.com/jura 13

    Though many of us think of mushrooms as a topping on pizza or an integral part of a salad, there are many different types of mushrooms. Unfortunately, not all of them are safe when ingested by...

  • Veterinarians, Suicide, Depression, and Way of Life

    from The Pet Health Care Gazette

    Friday April 11th, 2014 at 07:11 PM

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    The suicide of Dr. Shirley Sara Koshi recently has placed numerous issues plaguing the veterinary profession into the limelight. Some of these issues include burnout and the high rates of both depression and suicide within the field. I would venture to suggest that negative media attention and perhaps bullying on the part of some of her detractors played a part in Dr. Koshis death as well. You can read more about Dr. Koshis dispute and death on DVM360. You can decide for yourself whether she...

  • Every Day Should Be National Pet Day

    from The Pet Health Care Gazette

    Thursday April 10th, 2014 at 08:10 PM

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    Tomorrow, April 11, is National Pet Day. In celebration of that day, Im doing something a bit different for this post. Because my cats are such an important part of my life, I thought Id share some photos of them with you in celebration of the day and as a tribute to the pets that share my life (or allow me to share theirs.)

    Midge, my little white girl

    Rusty, my red tabby and white boy

    Merlin, my red tabby male. Hes thinking about mischief.

    Found the mischief!

    You can imagine what happened...

  • Words of Wisdom About the Dog Training Profession

    from The Pet Health Care Gazette

    Wednesday April 9th, 2014 at 08:47 PM

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    Today, Id like to offer you some important words about the dog training profession from an individual that I respect and admire. Debbie Jacobs is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and a member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. She also has additional certification in clicker training. She is the author of A Guide To Living With & Training A Fearful Dog and will soon be publishing a second book as well.

    Heres what Debbie has to say about the dog training...

  • Dog Fighting Is, Unfortunately, Still Alive and Well

    from The Pet Health Care Gazette

    Friday April 4th, 2014 at 08:39 AM

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    As difficult as it is to believe that this barbaric sport still exists, it is the unfortunate truth. The sport (and I use the term facetiously in this case) is found in rural, urban, and suburban areas. Its organizers and spectators come from all walks of life, from the economically challenged to the extremely affluent.

    Photo credit: DepositPhotos.com/anatema

    Those are the reasons that the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has designated April 8 as National...