Dog Treats Linked to Salmonella

Source:  Web MD / By Shari Celestine / July 05, 2019 Forty-five people in 13 states have been diagnosed with salmonella-related illnesses after coming in contact with pig ear dog treats. While the FDA and CDC are still investigating, Pet Supplies Plus has recalled its bulk pig ear product, Pig Ear Treats. The CDC says it has not confirmed that any of the people who have become sick bought pig ear treats at Pet Supplies Plus, although 12 people have been hospitalized. Bulk pig ears were shipped to Pet Supplies Plus stores in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware,...

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Hot Weather Safety Tips

Source: We all love spending the long, sunny days of summer outdoors with our furry companions, but being overeager in hot weather can spell danger. To prevent your pet from overheating, take these simple precautions provided by ASPCA experts: Visit the vet for a spring or early-summer checkup. Make sure your pets get tested for heartworm if they aren’t on year-round preventative medication. Pets can get dehydrated quickly, so give them plenty of fresh, clean water when it’s hot or humid outdoors. Make sure your pets have a shady place to get out of the sun, be careful not to...

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Feeling stressed? It might be making your dog stressed, too

Source:  ABC News / DR. VANESSA CUTLER  / Jun 8, 2019, 6:36 PM A dog has traditionally been called man’s best friend, but it might be possible that dogs and their owners share an even deeper relationship than originally thought. Dogs mirror the stress levels of their owners over long periods of time, according to a new study, which found that the level to which they fell in sync depended on the owners’ personality. For the study, Swedish researchers compared the stress levels in 58 dogs — Shetland Sheepdogs and Border Collies — with their respective female owners by measuring levels of the...

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What Do Teenagers Need? Ask the Family Dog

Source:  New York Times / July 04, 2019 / By Lisa Damour People of all ages become deeply connected to their pets, but in the lives of teenagers, animals often play a special role. Indeed, pets provide comforts that seem to be tailor-made for the stresses of normal adolescent development. To start, animals don’t judge — and teenagers are generally subjected to a great deal of judgment. Adults tend to harbornegative stereotypes about adolescents, and even those who feel neutral or positive about young people often engage them with the aim of cultivating their growth in one way or another....

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A ‘delinquent’ bear climbed into a car and ‘butt-shifted’ it into neutral. The joyride didn’t end well

Source:  USA Today / July 07, 2019 / Kristin Lam A car got wrecked on the Fourth of July – not from fireworks but by a “delinquent” bear, Colorado police say. The furry suspect got in through an unlocked driver’s door, the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post. After the door closed, the bear clawed at all four doors trying to escape and then likely “butt-shifted” the car into neutral, the sheriff’s office said. To continue reading please click here...

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CDC: These Dog Treats May Make You Sick

Source:  US News & World Report | By Katelyn Newman, Staff Writer July 5, 2019, at 10:37 a.m. FORTY-FIVE PEOPLE IN 13 states have been infected by a strain of salmonella linked to pig ear dog treats, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced this week. Illnesses connected to the outbreak began between Nov. 18 and June 13, with a large number occurring in both February and April. The CDC said 34 of 38 ill people interviewed reported they had contact with a dog before they got sick, and 17 of 24 ill people reported contact with pig ear dog treats or dogs who had eaten such...

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