Case Update: Senior Dog Who Froze to Death at Virginia Beach Pound

Remember the police department that runs the Virginia Beach pound announcing they would investigate themselves for wrongdoing in the case of the elderly Pitbull they left outside to freeze to death in 21 degree weather?  Well the results of the necropsy are in: [T]he dog had severe heart and lung disease as well as possible … Continue reading Case Update: Senior Dog Who Froze to Death at Virginia Beach Pound

Taylor Co Advocates Battle Officials for the Lives of Shelter Pets

The Taylor Co pound in KY is by all accounts, a hellhole.  There have been allegations of inhumane conditions and practices, including pets being buried alive and burned alive, for years.  A disturbing video posted recently on YouTube shows images of suffering pets (and at least one dead dog) at the pound.  (It's a 6 … Continue reading Taylor Co Advocates Battle Officials for the Lives of Shelter Pets

Discussion: Tubal Ligations and Vasectomies on Puppies

If you are unfamiliar with tubal ligations and vasectomies for pets, here is an excellent primer.  Basically they are surgical procedures to render pets incapable of reproduction and are far less invasive than traditional spay-neuter.  The procedures allow pets to keep their gonads, and their hormones, and therefore do not affect breeding behavior.  As such, … Continue reading Discussion: Tubal Ligations and Vasectomies on Puppies

Latest Round of Pet Food and Treat Recalls

The following recalls and withdrawals are posted on the FDA website under the Animal & Veterinary category.  Most are within the last week or so.  Click the links for additional details, including lot numbers. Treats recalled for salmonella: Petco, Kasel, Menards, BIXBI, Boots and Barkley, Nutri-Pet, Nature's Deli, Sam's Club, Best Bully Sticks. Honest Kitchen … Continue reading Latest Round of Pet Food and Treat Recalls