5/02/05
Paws for Progress Newsletter(C)
#14

"Knowledge is Power"
~unknown~

Happy Mothers Day!

"The great aim of education is not knowledge, but action"
Herbert Spencer~
English Philosopher

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Recipes for Rover

"If you can't decide between a Shepherd, a Setter or a Poodle, get them all ... adopt a mutt!" ~ASPCA

Banfield International

"FDA Sees Increase in Reports of Adverse Drug Reactions in Pets"

Petition: Safer Vaccinations for Companion Animals

AVMA: "The Proheart Debate"

HSUS: Beautiful Tails, Remarkable Tales: A Contest Celebrating Seniors and Pets

"EPA Halts Florida Test on Pesticides" (testing on babies?)

Overview of International Comparative Animal Cruelty Laws Companion Animals

ChicagoLand Tails: The Best Places to Live in 2003...For companion animals, that is

What You Can Do If You Are Having Trouble Affording Veterinary Care

AAHA fund to help defray veterinary costs

Seattle: Dog owner goes to jail

AU: THE BENEFITS OF PETS

AZ: Animal influx raises need for foster homes

Seattle: Dog rejected as cash drawing winner, money goes to animal shelter

"If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some influence, try orderin' somebody else's dog around." - cowboy wisdom

PA: Awareness Day 6/5/05

For: Puppy Mill Rescuers

A healing touch for pets

NHES: CAUTION! Heartworm Drug Linked to Sickness and Death

Billboard Turns Up the Heat on Puppy Mills in Lancaster County, PA

"The reason dogs have so many friends is because they wag their tails instead of their tongues." - Unknown

Email received on an Ivermectin Product

Pets from military homes are crammed into shelter

E-books on Dogs:

www.abcofdoglanguage.com

www.pullingontheleash.com

www.NaturalCanineChoice.com

www.DogSocialBehavior.com

www.SmartDogsBrainwork.com

www.RawFoodAndDogs.com

www.NaturalDietForYourDog.com

(ed note: I haven't checked these out, anyone who does give me an opinion?)

Moxidectin Stories:

Mack

Vaccines:

Meadow - Survivor

As I start this newsletter I just want to say we have MUCH happening! All for the *better* welfare of our companions!

I would like to welcome Kris & Peter Christine from Maine. Due to their dog "Meadow" Bill LD429 will require veterinarians to provide vaccine disclosure forms to pet owners BEFORE they vaccinate their animals. It goes with the new vaccine protocols, that all the vaccines we've been told were necessary for decades..... aren't always. Watch our Vaccine page for further developments! and different states!

Kris' last recent comment: "the Ag. Committee recommended that LD 429 "ought not to pass with an exception," the bill has a major obstacle to overcome in order to pass, which means pet owners must OVERWHELM legislators with e-mails and phone calls asking them to support it."

Adverse reactions to vaccines for animals should be reported to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Inspection Service, Center for Veterinary Biologics -- (800) 752-6255. http://www.aphis.usda.gov/vs/cvb/ic/adverseeventreport.htm
S.C. vets want complaints to be private - Doctors backing bills to gag citizens in animal cases "S.C. veterinarians want to muzzle more than dogs these days. Two bills they support would stop citizens from speaking out about incompetent vets."
Multidrug Sensitivity - Why are some breeds more sensitive to the effects of drugs than other breeds? Which drugs have been reported to cause problems? At Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine you can get your dog tested for drug sensitivity and keep up with the latest research.
Class Action Lawsuit Against Pfizer Over Drug
For anyone whose dog has experienced adverse side effects that may be attributed to the drug, Rimadyl, and to anyone whose dog has died or had to be euthanized due to suspected or proven adverse side effects of the drug Rimadyl (carprofen), please be advised that a new Class Action lawsuit is being filed. Kelly Heitkamp, Attorney at Law
Health Canada's Update on the safety evaluation of ProHeart®6 sustained release injection .... "Health Canada has asked the manufacturer to submit, in accordance with subsection C.01.013(1) of the Food and Drug Regulations, on or before May 2, 2005, evidence to establish the safety of this veterinary drug under the conditions of use for which it is recommended......" Dear Doctor Letter
Neutered pets often healthier
"In an effort to curtail pet overpopulation, humane societies and veterinarians across the country have joined together to ask pet owners to sterilize their pets this month. Last year on O'ahu, more than 6,000 sterilizations were performed by community veterinarians as part of Honolulu's low-cost Neuter Now program. And more pet owners need to consider pet sterilization. The numbers are staggering. One unneutered cat and her offspring can produce 420,000 kittens in just seven years. A single unaltered dog and her offspring can result in 67,000 puppies in six years."
Localities handcuffed on dog-breed rules Virginia is one of just a dozen states that forbid local governments from passing laws regulating a specific breed of dog.
"Shock to the System" by Catherine O'Driscoll
NOW AVAILABLE!

Sequel to "What Vets Don't Tell You About Vaccines"

(Ed Note): We've worried about dogs and drugs, but is it really drugs? or 'wrongs' done to dogs? Thank you Connie for forwarding me this SAD story with a petition hopefully you all will sign

From Animal Help: "A Badge of Courage - Jamie and Trakr" by Alice Villalobos DVM "Trakr, the famous K-9 Rescue Dog, and his partner, Constable Jamie Symington: A Badge of Courage-9-11 Hero Fights for K-9 Partner's Life and Loses Career; Officer Battles for Accountability Against Police Corruption"

Animal Protection Institute (API) "Anti-cruelty statutes do not give animals legal rights, but these laws are the main form of legal protection afforded to animals in our society. Each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia has enacted its own unique animal anti-cruelty statute."
An online petition for Oprah to do a show on 'dogs'. It appears that it was originally planned for puppy mills, but you can also add a comment what you would like it to be about. Of course my comment was about drug dangers

Physical therapy for pets - - "The tiny bichon fris is so old she's almost blind, but she might have four or five good years left. So Teresa Castelli, one of two certified canine rehabilitation practitioners in Florida, goes to work, gently tugging the dog's right and left rear legs to help her relearn how to walk. Meanwhile, in a chest-high tank fitted with a treadmill, warm water buoys terrier-mix Scully and relieves her aching joints. In another room, a technician shines a "cold laser" on a surgical wound to speed up healing."

In the Whole-Dog Journal for May is alot of information regarding 'renal failure' in dogs. It is interesting to note the possibility of certain breeds being at higher risk for kidney disease. Naming only a few: Chow, Cocker, Dobe, G. Shepard, Rottie and Standard Poodle.

IL: PET OWNER CAN SUE FOR SENTIMENTAL VALUE
Animals Are Being Seen as More Than Property, Ruling Says

It may be on the other side of the world, but I'm sure we all know someone that is in one of the services.

"Soldiers' Angel - May no soldier go unloved"

BMJ: Direct to consumer advertising ..[NZ].."has decided that the potential benefits of "direct to consumer advertising" do not justify the harms and so plans to ban it from 2005. That will leave the United States as the only industrialised country allowing full direct to consumer advertising of prescription medicines."

 

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Ever see a dog having heat stroke? I have!

It isn't something you want to see.

Summer is here,

I can not stress enough, the importance of not leaving dogs in cars!

Dog Dies After Being Rescued From Hot Car

Ontario, Canada ALERT: If you travel through Ontario Canada with a Pit bull or Rottie as a companion animal...your animal can be seized, euthanized, or sold to research labs...

NEW Guestbook! (ed's note: with no popups or spyware!)

Consumers Union: "Prescription for Change"

Do Our Pets have Sore Joints?

"You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us." ~Robert Louis Stevenson

"When pets die at the vet, grieving owners call lawyers"

It’s no joke: Even animals ‘laugh’

Human meds for pets? Only sometimes

Special Concerns to Consider About Owning Small vs. Large Dog

If you have FDACVM pages bookmarked, they may have changed them

RipOffReport.com - "by the consumers, for the consumers"

Law Schools Make Room For Pets

"No matter how little money and how few possesions you own, having a dog makes you rich." ~Louis Sabin

The Ritz of Doggie Day Care

UK: Strange 'tail' of the driving dog

AVMA Backgrounder: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS)

Our relationship with pets

"No Free Lunch" - Just say no to drug reps

S.T.A.R.R of TX could use your old cellphones and printer cartridges!!

Informational Internet Survey If you didn't fill out the last Survey, Ginger has it again:)

CANINE EPILEPSY RESEARCH
"It only takes a minute!"

Jan/Feb FDA -CVM Veterinarian

NSAIDs:

Tyler

Jada

Destiny

Honey

 

The story of "Rainbow Bridge": I'm sure we are all aware of it.... have heard the poem.... know what it stands for and have told others about it. Now you can 'watch' it.

Terri Pike has set the traditional story to a flash animation, with music (by Kerry Muzzy) and it is beautiful! Please check it out: Rainbow Bridge (thanks for passing it on Lynnie)

Awards We've Won!

"Dog People are the Best!"

"All truth passes through three stages:

First it is Ridiculed.
Second, it is Violently Opposed.
Third, it is Accepted as being Self-Evident."
~Arthur Schopenhauer (1778-1860)

 

 

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