News, items of interest, and other tidbits pertaining to Italian Greyhounds and dogs in general
Six lots of Iverhart Plus Flavored Chewables by Virbac were voluntarily recalled.
One person's take on the good and bad of sharing your life with an Italian Greyhound.
If passed, this bill will "require all breeders who sell more than 50 dogs annually -- whether through pet stores or online -- to undergo inspections and meet U.S. Department of Agriculture standards for caring for the dogs. The licensing and inspection requirements in the current law do not apply to online sellers." For information on puppy mills and choosing a reputable breeder, go to Where to Get an IG within Italian Greyhound Place's website.
With the goal of enabling more dogs to stay in their homes as opposed to going to shelters, this program will provide free, monthly delivery of pet food to qualifying applicants.
Dr. Robb Speaks (following his arrest)
This study demonstrates that dogs are able to recognize other dogs visually.
An nteresting article on bully sticks based on a study published this month by researchers at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University and the University of Guelph.
The number of stolen dogs has increased, and this article highlights the top five scenarios as well as why thieves steal dogs.
This article, by Dr. Becker, provides excellent information on fish and fish meal as a source of protein for dogs and cats. If your dog food contains fish or fish meal, or you plan of feeding this protein source, read this article!
According to the American Kennel Club, there has been an increase in stolen dogs. Do all you can to keep your dog, or dogs, safe!
If you want to try making coats or coveralls for your Italian Greyhound, this website will get you sttarted. With short fur and a low fat to muscle mass ratio, these guys need to be dressed for the weather!
A new website featuring architect designed, unique, dog structures with build-it-yourself blueprints.
Theresa Strader, who founded National Mill Dog Rescue in honor of Lily, a seven-year old puppy mill dog, has been chosen by People Magazine as a "Hero Among Us."
This past October, I contacted National Mill Dog Rescue regarding two Italian Greyhounds in Missourii who were rescued from a back-yard-breeding facility by a woman who needed assistance with them (somewhere for them to go, and vet care). Within hours, I heard from Theresa and within a few days, she retrieved both dogs and brought them to Colorado into the care of National Mill Dog Rescue. A "Hero Among Us!"
Theresa is featured in the the November 19th issue of People Magazine.
Initially, this procedure will not be commonly available in private veterinarian practices, but the article contains good information to be aware of.
Could irradiation and glycerin be the reason for the illnesses and deaths?
When mounted to the top of a fence, this product stops coyotes and other animals from scaling the fence (the fence does need to be sufficiently high for the animal to not clear the fence without grabbing the top).
Now, in addition to chicken jerky treats, sweet potato treats made in China have been linked to illness in dogs. Do not allow your dog to eat any treats made in China. When shopping, check the bag carefully for "made in China."
Prairie Beef Meal & Barley Medley Kibble for Dogs by Nature's Variety is not contaminated, but is not remaining fresh for the product's shelf life.
Bronze Greyhounds in England
Many dogs do not like fireworks and, along with many other animals, might experience fear and confusion, sometimes while they are home alone. Unfortunately, it is not unusual for dogs, frightened by fireworks, to run away. Complicating matters, fireworks tend to go off for a few days prior to the 4th of July, making it difficult to know when your dog might be subjected to the noise of them. Here are some suggestions:
Check out what states require cats and dogs to be safely restrained in cars.
Dog and cats traveling by car in NJ need to be buckled in with harnesses or in a buckled down crate. If not, the driver can be fined. Whether or not you agree with the law, pets are safer when buckled and so are the human passengers. Information on car restraints can be found here.
Quite a contrast to what has been circulating:
President of the NJASPCA Explains Unrestrained Animal Law in this Audio
Check the prevalence of parasites such as heartworm and ticks throughout the USA, and by state and county.
This new CBS television, which is currently filming in Manhattan, will begin airing later this month.
This sculpture was made by Chris Williams
Metal Sighthound Statues, Stockton UK