Category Archives: Health

Kidney (renal) failure in dogs

Kidney, or renal failure as it is more commonly known, is when the kidneys can no longer filter waste products metabolized from blood. When in failure, kidneys lose the ability to regulate or balance fluids (when the body should expel or retain) , electrolytes (that keep cells hydrated), and pH (acid) in the body.

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The convenience of pet supplies delivered right to your door

So I looked around and found several retailers online that would ship my dog food and other supplies right to the house. No more shopping and minimal labor.

Some had totally free shipping with orders of certain amounts or more. But I found three well-known retailers that had auto ship programs that offered not only free shipping, but discounts for being enrolled in their program. 

So, not only could I get the convenience of home delivery, but I could get free delivery, discounts, and I don’t even have to remember to place my order anymore. Twice a month, it just shows up at my house. 

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Major Brand Recalls Pet Foods

Suspecting an issue with the pet’s food, the owner of the four pups sent the remainder of the food off to an independent lab. The lab found Pentobarbital in the samples; a drug commonly used to euthanize animals.

When ABC7 got wind of the story they went one step further and launched their own investigation. Over several months they had a lab test 62 samples from over 24 brand names of wet dog food. One brand repeatedly tested positive for Pentobarbital.

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Scott City Animal Emergency Center closes due to staffing issues

The Animal Emergency Center in Scott City, Mo. has announce it’s closure, effective immediately. According to an announcement by AEC the closure is due to the inability to maintain staff at the facility. A call to the facility yielded no human response but the answering machine stated that the facility was indeed closed and would not reopen. Clients are being

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Pet flipper Patricia Zimmerle a.k.a. Brittnany Sparks making her rounds in Perryville and Ste. Genevieve

You’ll see her on Facebook as Brittnany Sparks but her real name is Patricia Zimmerle.

She’s got a whole list if names she goes by; Patricia Ellis, Chasity Brown, Sherry Evans, Theresa Clark, Stacy Camp, Lynn Clark, Renee Almaraz, and now Brittnany Sparks, just to name a few.

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Unusual companions

There are some people in this world that cannot turn a blind eye to anyone or any creature in need.
One of those people is Amanda Snyder. She’s a nurse by trade and therefore a daily caregiver to people. She’s the type of pet owner who provides her dogs with their own bedroom, equipped with their own real beds with mattresses, complete with pillows and blankets. She feeds the turtles and fish in the lake behind her home.

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First of two bald eaglets hatch this morning on live feed video [live feed embedded]

This morning at 7:33 a.m. the first of two eaglets hatched into the world on live video feed in Southwest Florida. The eaglet now know as E9 is doing well since the hatch. At noon today mother Harriet could be seen feeding the young eaglet. The 24/7 live video feed of the nest has been sponsored and maintained by Dick

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