Saturday, May 11, 2013
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY and THANK YOU to all for what you do for the paw community. God Bless you for your compassion towards those that cant help themselves. Paws Rule !
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Most of the time it's better to have info prior and to be on the look-out rather than to hear about it after the fact. For all those dog owners, please take notice and be on the look out. Let's keep our family pet's safe from these types of situations.
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Friday, May 3, 2013
The AKC is a PAY FOR PLAY type of business, wake up and stop following the crowd. Just like Charity Navigator, you pay for your logo, report and status. None of these groups are up to par or use facts before they publish who is approved. Ask the AKC for all their reports and Inspections of the NC Puppy Mill or Breeders, they do not exist. Or more than likley they were written from their down desk as they do not go out to these locations and Inspect. This is all such a joke ! Shame on all of them: http://www.today.com/video/today/51729986/#51729986
Friday, April 26, 2013
It's better to be aware and over cautious than to lose your beloved family pet due to COCOA Shell or any COCOA Mulch. Animals and chocolate do not mix !
Most types of mulch are safe if ingested by a dog but there is one potentially toxic type of mulch made from the hulls of cocoa beans. Cocoa shells are a byproduct of chocolate-making and contain ingredients similar to chocolate. When this type of mulch is fresh, it even has the aroma of chocolate and when ingested has effects similar to those of chocolate toxicity.
Cocoa shell mulch is popular because of its rich dark brown color that can darken more with time. It is most commonly used to help prevent weed growth and maintain soil moisture. Additionally, many believe that it is great for the soil and found to kill slugs and deter termites.
Ingestion of large amounts of fresh mulch can result in "chocolate toxicity". Depending on the toxicity of the mulch and the amount eaten, various problems can occur. Common symptoms include vomiting and possibly diarrhea. Once toxic levels are reached in the body, the stimulant effect becomes apparent at which time you may notice restlessness, hyperactivity, muscle twitching, increased urination and possibly excessive panting. Heart rate and blood pressure levels may also be increased. Seizure activity may occur in severe cases. These signs can occur within a few hours of ingestion. Prompt veterinary care is recommended.
Diagnosing cocoa mulch ingestion is generally based on the owner's witnessing or suspecting ingestion and on physical exam findings. The signs are consistent with "chocolate toxicity:" and include pets that are hyperactive, panting, have increased blood pressure and increased heart rates. Dehydration may also occur if there has been significant vomiting and diarrhea.
Treatment depends on the severity of the clinical signs and may include continuous intravenous fluid therapy, medications to help control vomiting and sedatives to counteract the stimulant effects of chocolate.
Occasionally medication to reduce heart rate and high blood pressure is indicated.
Most pets treated for chocolate or mulch toxicity recover and return to normal within 24-48 hours of treatment. But not all.
Air on the side of caution and do not use any products with this ingredient if you have pet's.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
NC Residents stand up and be heard. Contact your NC State Legislators now and ask for this Aggressive Breed Ban to be stopped or re-written. As it is now all of these breeds will die the day they make their way into a NC County Animal Shelter as the time to apply for these conditions would expire as you cant do all this in 72 hrs that the Shelter works on. Stand up now before it's too late for all these breeds.
I understand this was to reduce dog fighting here in NC and I applaud those efforts with however they forgot to make any provisions for these breeds that end up as strays or lost dogs in our County Shelter System. This would mean death for each one of these breeds that make their way into our County Shelters again as no one has the space to hold them until these conditions are meet.
Speak up now before it's too late:
Friday, April 19, 2013
NC wants to push a bill (Senate Bill (S.B.) 648) thru to protect ANIMAL ABUSERS and put the US private taxpaying citizen in jail for exposing inhumane treatment of these Farm Animals. ( And as we all know, people work their way from animals, to children and then to adults).
The only winner of a NC Bill like this passing are those who commit these types of hanius acts of cruelty to the animals in their care. Speak out NOW and tell the NC General Assembly that this bill is a BIG NO for our State of NC and we would rather employees of these industries follow humane treatment of animals versus hiding behind an IRON CURTAIN.
I wonder if Steve Troxler is behind this bill, esp. Since he’s going around trying to make all these new high dollar deals with China and other Countries?
Whether you eat meat today or tomorrow you will want to follow this bill if for nothing else but for potential health risks for the future. If it were not for these types of WHISTLE BLOWERS now NC would never of intervened on the Butterball Turkey Plant. ( And don’t forget the NC Agriculture Inspector was caught giving the Butterball Employees a heads up on what was about to happen, so there again that shows the PUBLIC is not a first concern for any of these organizations, industries or farms.)
If you want to protect your family from e coli or worse, you will want to STOP this NC AG-GAG BILL. Otherwise in 2014 you will have no idea what you’re eating nor how it was slaughtered before it arrived at your local grocery store. Esp. Now that OBAMA has opened Horse Slaughter Houses here in the USA.
Do you know what’s in your meat? Or maybe the better question is if this bill passes will you know what’s in the meat on your plate? I would say, NO !
Here is what I would suggest you focus in on:
§ 14-105.1. Employment fraud.
(a) It is unlawful for any person to willfully make false statements or representations or 11 to fail to disclose requested information as part of an employment application that the person 12 knows to be false or incomplete for the purpose of gaining access to the employer's facilities to 13 do any of the following:
(1) To create or produce a record that reproduces an image or sound occurring 15 within the employer's facility, including a photographic, video, or audio 16 medium record. 17
(2) To capture or remove data, paper, records, or any other documents through 18 duplication, downloading, image capture, electronic mail, electronic transfer, 19 or other means.
Wake up, Reach Out to your NC General Assembly Members and STOP this bill.
See the ButterBall link at: http://www.wect.com/story/20101297/butterball-accused-of-abusing-turkeys-in-5-north-carolina-plants , or do you need to see more?