By Kenneth White
Arizona Human Society
Last week, I talked about losing a best friend. As I reread those words I'd written, I began to feel uncomfortable. Not that I believe that anything I said was wrong, only that it is the wrong way to talk about this wonderful dog. You see, Lorraine was one of those amazing animals that just made you feel good to be near. The peop...  read more »
11/14/2011
This week I had the first case in history of raisin toxicity ever seen at Medvet. My patient was a 56-pound, 5 yr old male neutered lab mix that ate half a canister of raisins sometime between 7:30AM and 4:30PM on Tuesday. He started with vomiting, diarrhea and shaking about 1AM on Wednesday but the owner didn't call my emergency service until 7AM .
I had heard somewhere about raisins AND grapes...  read more »
As George Orwell wrote in Animal Farm in 1945, “some animals are more equal than others.” Though the book was an attack on Stalinism, one wonders what Orwell would say about capitalism's latest achievement: the luxury hotel package for well-heeled pets. While Fido stays home in a leaky doghouse, Fifi gets a blow-dry.
Several major chains have developed luxury pet packages that go bey...  read more »
Kaylyn Tomiaki is dying. But one of her biggest worries isn't for herself, it's about Candy, her black and white Pekingese. “I'm the type who has to get their life in order before they go”, said Tomiaki, 53, who has cancer and was given six months to live in November. “My number 1 concern is finding a home for Candy.” Tomiaki shares a small west Phoenix mobile home with Can...  read more »
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