German Shepherd Hero!

Criminals beware!!!

Here’s a great story of a wonderful canine coming to the rescue! Thank you Burlington County Times for spotlighing on of our furred heros!

From the Brulington County Times – April 8, 2007

Dog shot while thwarting robbery attempt in store

Burlington County Times

FLORENCE — A dog was shot while interrupting an unsuccessful armed robbery attempt at the Town Liquor Store on southbound Route 130 Friday night.

The incident occurred at 9:19 p.m. inside the liquor store, police said. No one was injured, but the lone gunman was able to flee the store and remains at large, police said. Read the rest of this entry

Win One for the Pitbulls!!!

Well for a change they’re not targeting the breed but rather the behavior with heavier fines and penalties. Most of the time a dogs behavior goes back to its training and breeding (not breed!) so for those who let their dogs get out of hand, they’ll be paying for it… out of pocket!!

Read more here from The Salt Lake Tribune

Cedar City ducks pit bull dog ban

By Mark Havnes
The Salt Lake Tribune

CEDAR CITY – Is it a devil dog or a lovable pet? The pit bull usually evokes passion of one extreme or the other in people, but on Wednesday night the Cedar City Council took a more neutral position.
In a 5-0 vote, the council denied a request by some residents to ban the dogs within city limits and, instead, toughened its current pet ordinance on how to deal with problem animals.
Mayor Gerald Sherratt said the issue heated up last summer when a petition was circulated in a city neighborhood where a girl was attacked by a pit bull. Read the rest of this entry

Tainted Petfood Still on the Shelves says FDA

Yup, you heard it right…. poison, still sitting out there… for us to buy and to feed to our furbabies!! You’d think by now they’d be able to get this straightened out!

This from MSNBC

Tainted pet food still on shelves, FDA says

Officials urge store owners to double check for recalled products

MSNBC News Services

Updated: 7:58 p.m. CT April 12, 2007

The Food and Drug Administration said it had inspected about 400 stores nationwide and still found some dog and cat food products affected by last month’s recall by Canada-based pet food maker Menu Foods Income Fund and other manufacturers. The agency asked retailers across the country to be vigilant in removing all products associated with the pet food recall, which began on March 16. Read the rest of this entry

Pet Food Recalls

Being animal lovers and dog lovers, I know this is a subject that is on all of our minds! Just when you think you can sit back and relax a little you hear about yet another pet food being contaminated and recalled, you hear about another dog or cat sick and dying, you hear about another beloved furbaby who didn’t make it because they ate contaminated food.

It’s scary because we all love our babies and want to do the best by them, take care of them, spoil and pamper them and feed them the best that we can. Now we have to be afraid everytime we go to buy even the most basic and essential requirement for them, their food.

Here is a Recall Press Release from the FDA

Recall — Firm Press Release

FDA posts press releases and other notices of recalls and market withdrawals from the firms involved as a service to consumers, the media, and other interested parties. FDA does not endorse either the product or the company.

Menu Foods Voluntarily Recalls Additional Pet Food made with ChemNutra Wheat Gluten

Contact:
Menu Foods
1-866-895-2708

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — TORONTO, April 10, 2007 — Prompted by reports from the US Food and Drug Administration as to the presence of melamine in cans of cuts and gravy pet food produced in Menu Foods’ Canadian production facility, Menu Foods undertook an accounting of all recalled wheat gluten supplied by ChemNutra Inc. to Menu Foods in the United States. As the result of that review, Menu Foods has identified a single interplant transfer of the ChemNutra supplied wheat gluten, shipped from Menu Foods’ plant in Emporia, Kansas, to its plant in Streetsville, Ontario. This wheat gluten was subsequently used in the production of pet food in December, 2006 and January, 2007, which is being recalled by Menu Foods. The new varieties in the United States and Canada have been added to the recall list.

For the latest recall group see – FDA Recall Press Release

For a complete list of recalled products, including the new items can be reviewed at http://www.menufoods.com.

More FDA News

FDA News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
P07-63
April 12, 2007

Media Inquiries:
Vash Klein and Catherine McDermott, 301-827-6242
Consumer Inquiries:
888-INFO-FDA

FDA Warns Consumers That Retailers May Still Have Recalled Pet Food on Shelves
Menu Foods Expands Recall to More Cat Food

FDA is advising pet owners that recalled pet food may still be on the shelves in some retail establishments. FDA urges retailers across the country to be vigilant in removing all products associated with the pet food recall, which began on March 16, 2007. Read the rest of this entry

Tips to Avoid Pet Poisoning from the ASPCA

Here’s some tips from the ASPCA to help all pets owners safeguard their furbabies from the deadly hazards of poisoning.

  • Be aware of the plants you have in your home and yard: Some plants such as Sago Palm, Oleander and Rhodendron can be toxic to pets if ingested.
  • Don’t allow pets to have access to the areas in which cleaning agents are being used or stored: Cleaning agents have a variety of properties; some may only cause mild stomach upset, but others can cause severe burns of the tongue, mouth, and stomach.
  • Be careful when using rat and mouse baits.
  • Read the label first: Always read the label before using flea products on or around your pets. For example, some flea products for dogs can be deadly if given to cats.
  • Keep all prescription and over-the-counter drugs out of your pets’ reach, preferably in closed cabinets: Pain killers, cold medicines, antidepressants, vitamins, and diet pills are all examples of human medications that can be lethal to animals, even in small doses.
  • Be aware of foods that are harmful to pets: There’s a long list of food items that potentially could be dangerous to pets. They include: onions, onion powder, chocolate, chewing gum, raisins and grapes, alcoholic beverages, yeast dough, coffee, tea, salt, macadamia nuts, hops (used in home beer brewing), tomato leaves and stems, rhubarb leaves, and moldy or spoiled foods.
  • Automotive products such as gasoline, oil and antifreeze should be stored in areas that are inaccessible to your pets: As little as one teaspoon of antifreeze can be deadly to a cat; less than one tablespoon can be lethal to a 20-pound dog, according to veterinarians.
  • Make sure your pets do not go on lawns or in gardens treated with fertilizers, herbicides or insecticides until they have dried completely

For more information on potentially dangerous substances in the home or to reach the ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center, call (888) 426-4435 or visit www.aspca.org/apcc

Dogs, Dogs and More Dogs!

What more could we ask for? How ’bout some tail waggin’ fun?? This is from Smokey Mountain Travel Tips and it sounds like quite the show!!

Dogs, Dogs & More Dogs-Pigeon Forge TN

I am a real sucker when it comes to dogs……any shape or size! It’s pretty evident since my husband and I have 4 dogs with at least 2 or 3 other “related” dogs hanging around most of the time. Chaotic – to say the least….. but I am NO match for Dawn Elberson of Pigeon Forge TN, not even close….. Read the rest of this entry

Canine Parvovirus

This is a highly contagious viral disease that afflicts dogs of all ages, but is known to be especially deadly in puppies since it often leads to death within 48-72 hours of exposure. This particular virus can also withstand temperature changes and even treatment f disinfectants and can even persist in some areas for several months. However, this virus are only contagious to dogs but not to other animals and human beings.

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First, I’d like to welcome you to my blog, For the Love of the Dog. Obviously I’ll be posting pretty much anything and everything regarding our loved canine companions. 😀

Next I’d like to introduce to my furbabies…

 We have my Jezzie, she’s a 4 yr old, liver and white, purebred English Spring Spaniel and the doggie love of my life!

Jezzie

Then we have my Bruti boy, a 3 yr old, black and white, purebred English Springer Spaniel.  He’s my rowdy boy, forever puppy and a sweet little lover!

Bruti

These babies get along wonderfully together and are about as spoiled as as dogs can be!! 😀

Jezzie & Bruti

I hope you like meeting them and since they are my ‘babies’ you’ll hear more about them as time goes on.  My life is filled with “Jezzie & Bruti stories’ and I welcome you to share your stories and your ‘babies’ with me too!

 So ‘woof’ from Jezz and Brut, till next time!!

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