Posts Tagged "Ireland Animal Clinic"

How to ‘Winterize’ Your Dog

Posted by on Dec 21, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Source:  NY Times / Personal Health /By JANE E. BRODY DEC. 18, 2017 We winterize our homes and cars and bundle up to brave icy winds outdoors, but too often we fail to do the same for our four-legged friends. Yet regardless of what nature delivers, dogs have to go out and they need regular exercise for their physical and psychological well-being. Whether urban or rural, dogs can face multiple hazards during the colder months, ranging from cracked paws and dry skin to electrocution or immersion in a frozen pond. Even pets that escape the cold by heading south with their snowbird owners can...

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Newest Dog Breeds You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Posted by on Dec 14, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Source:  MSN Every year, the American Kennel Club, the country’s purebred dog registry, considers new breeds to add to its index. It’s a rigorous vetting process as the AKC has stringent eligibility requirements for full recognition. Among these, the prospective breed must have a demonstrated U.S. following — that is, here must be a national club with at least 100 members. There also must be a substantial population in this country of at least 300 dogs of the same breed and all with a three-generation pedigree. There are geographic requirements, too. The breed must be found in at least...

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CIA fires dog from bomb-sniffing program because she just wants to play

Posted by on Oct 19, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Source:  Sarah Roebuck, KMPH, Thursday, October 19th 2017 (KMPH) — A black Labrador named Lulu just wasn’t meant to be a bomb-sniffing dog. On Wednesday, the CIA announced the 1½-year-old pup was dropped from the program after she started to show signs that she wasn’t interested in detecting explosive odors. “A few weeks into training, Lulu began to show signs that she wasn’t interested in detecting explosive odors. All dogs, just like most human students, have good days and bad days when learning something new. The same is true during our puppy classes. A pup might begin...

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Paid Leave When Your Dog Is Sick? Sì, Italian Employer Says

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Soure:  NY Times /  By MEGAN SPECIA and GAIA PIANIGIANI OCT. 12, 2017 An Italian dog owner who wanted paid time off to care for one of her dogs offered her bosses a simple explanation: “They are my family.” It worked. In what a pet advocacy group called a groundbreaking decision, the woman’s employer changed its mind and gave the woman leave to care for her sick 12-year-old English setter. Pet advocacy groups say the woman’s achievement could pave the way for similar claims in the future. To continue reading please click here...

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Studies Link Canine Cancers to Lawn Chemicals

Posted by on Sep 19, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Source:  By thinkaboutnow – June 10, 2017 A six-year study from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine linked lawn pesticides to canine malignant lymphoma (CML). Based on questionnaire results from dog owners, the study found “specifically, the use of professionally applied pesticides was associated with a significant 70% higher risk of CML. Risk was also higher in those reporting use of self-applied insect growth regulators.” A different study with similar methods discovered that herbicides also contribute to canine malignant lymphoma. The study found that herbicides...

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