Author: bigdog

Boulder Recalls Dog Food for Salmonella Risk

A Salmonella risk is posed by Chicken Sprinkles produced by The Boulder Dog Food Company. This dangerous infection can affect any animals eating the food as well as humans who handle the foods. The product was shipped to Colorado, Washington State, and one retail customer in the State of Maryland. Only a few of the products were shipped and most have been accounted for but the remainder are considered dangerous. Salmonella is highly contagious and is the disease generally associated with what is commonly called food poisoning. This is especially dangerous for children and the elderly humans as well...

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Can Dogs Fall In Love? This Story Proves It

You might not believe that two dogs are capable of falling in love. Read on. Only a complete cynic could be unmoved by this story of doggy love. Interesting Facts They are both mixed breeds There is a 3 1/2 year age gap They met on the Streets of Terre Haute, Indiana They lived on the street until Jade became pregnant One was adopted, leaving the other behind Dogs In Love Ben, a 4 1/2-year-old mixed breed (left), and Jade, a 1-year-old German Shepherd mix (right), were two strays who met on the streets of Terre Haute, Indiana, and...

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Hip Dysplasia – Small Breeds Also at Risk

Although many people erroneously believe the genetically linked skeletal malformation known as hip dysplasia is confined to large animals (human and canine), that’s not the case. Even toy breeds including Pekingese, Papillon, Pug, Shi Tzu, Shelties and others are among the small dog breeds commonly seen with the condition. This information according to a study by Larsen and Corley in 1971. Larsen and Corley surveyed ten-thousand X-rays of various breeds. We have some shocking older statistics provided by the Australian Veterinary JournalVolume 52, Issue 12, Article. It was first published online: 10 MAR 2008 about the incidence of hip...

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Puppy Killer! – Critical Product Recall You Must Not Ignore

We’ve all heard of the infamous Chinese dog poisoning scandals of a few years ago. It was a puppy killer, and at that time, many of the popular U.S. brands of dog food included some bulk ingredients sourced from China. China has few safeguards and they are less than rigorous in monitoring even what goes into toys that human babies might be expected to chew on. But most people don’t know that there are recalls of dangerous animal products all the time and the latest is especially concerning. There are two reasons for that – because it is a...

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Red Setter – Crazy? Or just Energetic?

Back in the last century when I was in the second or third University, a close friend had an Red setter named Shanty. Shanty was his call name, since his registered name was Tamoshanter – the Irish bonnet named for Tam O’Shanter, the hero of a Robert Burns poem. The name was appropriate because Shanty’s owner was a bonny Irish lass from South Boston – the accompanying photo shows them playing on Southie’s beach. Some considered Shanty more than a bit crazy as were many of the other show quality Irish Setters (sotar rua – Irish for “red” setter)...

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