Feline Hyperesthesia syndrome

Feline Hyperesthesia syndrome(feline psychogenic alopecia )  aggression manifests itself spontaneously. Cats with such syndrome are extremely sensitive when touched along the spine. To avoid this bad habit, it is very important that the cat is not stressed. “Hyperesthesia” means “abnormally increased sensitivity of the skin.” It may begin with signs typical of feline psychogenic alopecia , and then escalate. It is known by many names including “rolling skin syndrome,” “twitchy cat disease,” “neuritis,” and “atypical neurodermatitis.” Hyperesthesia syndrome occurs more frequently in oriental cats, breeds like Siamese, Himalayan, Burmese, and Abyssinian. This syndrome is most common between 1 to 4 y.o. cats.  Hyperesthesia syndrome seems to have no known cause and aggression is called idiopathic. (more…)
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Europe is going to develop vaccine against canine leishmaniasis

Canine leishmaniasis is a serious parasitic disease that can be fatal and is caused by the Leishmania parasite infection. The parasite is transmitted to dogs by infected insect bites about, sandflies, mosquitoes often misnamed. Its symptoms include fever, hair loss (especially around the eyes), weight loss, skin ulcers and abnormal growth of nails. Dogs can also suffer from anemia, arthritis and renal dysfunction that can cause death. The expensive current treatments only help control the symptoms but not cure the disease, unfortunately. (more…)
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Puppy Love at First Sight

For Christmas, I sort of tricked my husband into getting a new puppy. I insisted that our 9-year-old dog, Allie, needed a pal. Shortly before the holiday, he said you never tell me what you want for Christmas. The lights started flashing in my head and I said, “I want another DOG!” What could he say, really? (more…)
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Keep Your Dog “BUSY”

The Busy Buddy Dog Bone is a real “LIKE” by many of the Drs. Foster & Smith employee-owned dogs! It’s a treat holding nylon bone toy that is a real dog boredom-buster and it helps promote dental health. The bristle style bone features soft rubber nub rings, Gnawhide treats, plus stiff, tooth-cleaning nylon bristles to enhance the dental benefits of chewing. (more…)
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Dog sentenced to death in Alabama, survives and now up for adoption in New Jersey

The young 20-pound beagle mix is being hailed as a miracle dog, given the name Daniel after the biblical figure who survived the lion's den. Daniel surprised animal control officials after escaping death in a gas chamber. Unnamed and unwanted, the young beagle mix was left anonymously in a drop box outside an Alabama pound. After no one claimed the stray dog at a shelter in Florence, Alabama, Daniel and 17 other unadopted pets were sent to the gas chamber. But after few minutes, Daniel was the only pet to miraculously survive, said animal control officer Vincent Grasso of Florence, Alabama. (more…)
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Please beware of Internet Pet Scammers

Just want to make people aware that there are various internet pet scammers out there who pretend to have pets for sale but don't actually have any. Be careful-the pet classifieds sites sometimes are full of pet scammers-offering white kittens/yorkies /bulldogs & now African Grey parrots!-Usually for adoption. They will probably ask you to pay by 'Western Union' or some other internet method and you will never see your money again or the pet you thought you would. Please do all the necessary checks to make sure they are genuine. i.e. get their landline telephone number and speak to them that way, and make sure you go and visit the pups or dog at their home. Education and communication is the key to prevent this internet crime, so please read these warnings and do report ANY fishy or suspicious ad/reply on http://thepetspot.co.uk/contact-us IMMEDIATELY! Internationally based (non UK) scammers MAY attempt to scam you by.. 1) Replying to your ad 2) OR …
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Akita Inu

Origin: Japan Height: 23.79 - 27.69 inches (61.0 - 71.0 cm) Weight: 74.8 - 110.0 pounds (34.0 - 50.0 kg) Breed history: This breed was created in the XVII-th century for hunting bears in the Akita region in the North-East of Japan. These dogs are considered the national symbol of Japan. They had many uses: for fetching, for company, for security. It's one of the seven breeds proclaimed monuments of nature in Japan. (more…)
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