Posts Tagged "south bend veterinarian"

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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Woman puts motel’s pet-friendly policy to the test — with a horse

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

Source:  www.today.com Lindsey Partridge was checking into a Super 8 motel in Kentucky earlier this month when the people in front of her paid a pet fee so they could bring their dog in the room. Partridge then decided to jokingly test the boundary of the pet-friendly policy. Could she bring a horse in her room? “The receptionist kind of said kiddingly, ‘Oh I wouldn’t care; you could bring them in,”’ Partridge told TODAY. “I was like, ‘Seriously? Because I will totally take you up on that offer.”’ Partridge, who owns the training program...

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California passes law requiring pet stores to sell rescue animals only

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

Source:  Fox News Sorry, dog and cat breeders: If you live in California, you can no longer sell your animals in pet stores. Thanks to bill A.B. 485 which was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown last Friday, the Golden State is now the first to require pet stores to sell animals from shelters and rescue centers only. The law, which primarily applies to dogs, cats and rabbits, means that pet stores can no longer sell animals that were commercially raised in “puppy mills” or “kitten factories,” according to the New York Times. 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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Southwest donates plane to fly homeless animals from hurricane-ravaged Houston

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

Source:  Embry Roberts / TODAY / 09/11/17 Many victims of Hurricane Harvey sadly lost their homes — including quite a few who walk on four legs. When Texas shelters found themselves overrun with homeless pets after last month’s storm, Southwest Airlines stepped in to help move dozens of animals across the country. Southwest first partnered with Helen Woodward Animal Center of San Diego, California, in 2012 during Hurricane Sandy. Upon seeing the damage caused by Harvey, the shelter and airline quickly hooked up again. After operating several relief flights for customers and employees,...

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