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Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Canine Good Citizen Accreditation

Dawn O Watson/CNBNews Contributor The American Kennel Club has been around for one hundred thirty-five years. During this time the organization has grown and prospered, offering many services for dog owners, trainers, and breeders. One of the many services they offer is the Canine Good Citizen evaluation, where trained evaluators assess each dog for their obedience, composure, and knowledge of commands. Any dog, no matter if he is a pure bred or a mix, can qualify for this achievement. Canine Good Citizens are recognized throughout... Read more →


Dog-to-Human Aging Comparisons Refremaned

NIH researchers Comparing epigenetic differences between humans and domestic dogs provides an emerging model of aging. One of the most common misconceptions is that one human year equals seven dog years in terms of aging. However, this equivalency is misleading and has been consistently dismissed by veterinarians. A recent study, published in the journal Cell Systems(link is external), lays out a new framework for comparing dog-to-human aging. In one such comparison, the researchers found the first eight weeks of a dog’s life is comparable to... Read more →


Looking for a Loving Home: Meet Lucky

Meet Lucky! This handsome boy is looking for his loving forever home. Previously in a foster home, we found out that Lucky does not like cats. He can also be selective when it comes to his canine friends. Please no homes with small dogs. Previous Weimaraner experience required for adoption. Interested in adopting Lucky? Please visit www.huskyhouse.org today to fill out an application. More about Lucky Up-to-date with vaccinations Not good with cats Available date: 6/17/2020 Birth date: 12/20/2016 (not exact) Available for Adoption Matawan,... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: K9 Thorr Killed in Auto Crash

THORR Henry County Police Department, Georgia End of Watch Thursday, January 9, 2020 HENRY COUNTY, GA.--K9 Thorr was killed when the patrol car he was riding in collided with a tractor-trailer on I-75 near mile marker 206 in Spalding County. His and another officer were on patrol and were making a U-turn in a median turnaround. As they entered back into traffic the patrol car was struck by a tractor-trailer. K9 Thorr was killed as a result of the collision. Both officers and the driver... Read more →


Since COVID 19 Pandemic Began Parvovirus Cases Have Increased in BluePearl Hospitals

In 2020, positive parvovirus cases and hospitalizations increased by 70% in BluePearl Pet Hospitals. Tampa, Fla. – July 6, 2020—BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital has observed an alarming increase in the number of parvovirus cases and hospitalizations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Analysis of data from BluePearl's more than 90 pet hospitals showed a 70% increase in the number of parvovirus cases relative to ER cases in 2020 as compared to the same time periods in the past five years (2015 to 2019). Parvovirus, or... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: K9 RAO, South Carolina Highway Patrol Dies from Illness

K9 RAO South Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina End of Watch Wednesday, June 10, 2020 K9 Rao died of an illness. K9 Rao had served with the South Carolina Highway Patrol for nine years. K9 Rao was named after Senior Trooper Michael Rao who was struck and fatally injured a vehicle in the line of duty on June 10th, 2002, exactly 18 years to the day before K9 Rao was killed. BIO Breed Unknown Breed Gender Male Age Not available Tour 9 years INCIDENT DETAILS... Read more →


Officer Down: K9 Leo Succumbs to Heat Exhaustion following Training Exercise

K9 Leo Wake Forest Police Department, North Carolina End of Watch Wednesday, July 1, 2020 WAKE FOREST, NC (July 1, 2020)--K9 Leo died from the effects of heat exhaustion following a training exercise. He was rushed to a local veterinarian when he showed symptoms of heat exhaustion. He was released for observation but was taken back to the vet when his condition worsened. He passed away the following day. K9 Leo had served with the Wake Forest Police Department for three years. Breed Labrador Retriever... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: FLEAS!!

Dawn O Watson/CNBNews Contributor It’s allergy time and that means Fido spends the better part of his day scratching! He’s being driven mad by bug bites, pollen, and his arch enemy, the flea! There are plenty of topical and oral medications on the market that boast about their power to get rid of fleas and other summer pests. But be sure to research these products before you purchase them! Some can be harmful to your dog! The best tool to find out about a medicine’s... Read more →


Rescue CBD Donates CBD Oil to Help Calm Shelter Animals During July 4thFireworks

NEW YORK, New York – (June 30, 2020) – Anyone who has ever been around cats and dogs when July 4thfireworks are going off outside know how distressing it can be for the pets. The unpredictable noises from the fireworks tend to scare pets, stressing them, and causing unnecessary anxiety. This holiday, many pets will get help keeping calm through donations of CBD oil by Rescue CBD. The oil will help keep shelter pets more comfortable, help take the anxiety away, and make for a... Read more →


Gloucester Twp. Police Alert: How to Keep Your Dog Calm During Fireworks

The Fourth of July is coming up, meaning many dog owners will be dealing with howling, barking, and generally anxious dogs. It’s largely believed that Independence Day is the day when the highest number of dogs run away. Here are tips to prevent your dog from freaking out during fireworks: "When those boom booms are over I'll open my eyes!"~ Erica Cleary 1. Keep Your Dog Away From Fireworks: Don’t take your dogs to fireworks shows or leave them outside during fireworks. Keeping your dog... Read more →


Video: Hot Car Interiors Can Kill A Dog Quickly

Gloucester Township Police Community Safety Tip- GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ--Even on a moderately warm day, the inside of a car can heat up in minutes, putting the life of a dog in danger. In general, it’s best to leave pets at home in summertime if you have to go into a store or if there is a possibility you might have to leave them alone. While they may love jumping in the car when you do errands at other times of the year, give it a... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Fear of Noise

Dawn O Watson/CNBNews Contributor Many dogs are fearful of loud, sudden noises. Thunder and fireworks can reduce a dog to a quivering, whining wreck who does not calm down until the noise has gone away. There is hope, however! One way to help your dog calm down is to purchase a Thundershirt. The idea behind this product resulted from the work of Temple Grandin, an autistic scientist. The Thundershirt will wrap your dog snugly which will reduce his anxiety, somewhat. This product can be emulated... Read more →


Good News? Dangerous tick-borne bacterium extremely rare in New Jersey

by Rutgers University Three American dog ticks (Dermacentor variabilis): two females and one male. Credit: Jim Occi/Rutgers University-New Brunswick There's some good news in New Jersey about a potentially deadly tick-borne bacterium. Rutgers researchers examined more than 3,000 ticks in the Garden State and found only one carrying Rickettsia rickettsii, the bacterium that causes Rocky Mountain spotted fever. But cases of tick-borne spotted fevers have increased east of the Mississippi River, and more research is needed to understand why, according to a study in The... Read more →


Pets are the Best: Never Leave Your Pet in a Car during Summer Months

As the weather heats up across the country, millions of people will be taking their pets on the road with them -- and some of those pets may never return home. As of May 2018, twenty-eight states have laws regarding leaving animals unattended in parked cars, to protect them from unsafe and potentially dangerous conditions, one of these being high temperatures. JoAnna Pendergrass, DVM at Honest Paws gave us her best tips for caring for your pet during the hottest months of the year. -Never... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Economics of Owning a Dog

Dawn O Watson/CNBNews Contributor Owning a dog can be expensive but there are ways to give your pet a great but economical lifestyle! Pet insurance plans are a great idea. Research them first, however—there are big differences in benefits and price! Research veterinarian practices, too as some offer discounted services under special circumstances. Shelters often offer vet services at greatly discounted costs and spaying and neutering is included in the adoption fee. You don’t need to buy a pricey bed for Fido. He’ll be happy... Read more →


Looking for a Forever Home: Zaria and Ty, a Bonded Pair Must be Adopted Together

Meet Zaria! An owner surrender along with her buddy Ty, both are looking for their loving forever homes. Zaria and Ty are a bonded pair and MUST be adopted together. Please no homes with small animals or cats. Interested in adopting Zaria and Ty? Visit www.huskyhouse.org to fill out Zaria Siberian Husky (medium coat) Large Adult Female an application today. More about Zaria Up-to-date with vaccinations Good with dogs Good with kids Good with adults: All Reaction to new people: Friendly Available date: 5/8/2020 Birth... Read more →


Looking for a Forever Home: Meet Louisa

Meet Louisa. Louisa is looking for her loving forever home. An owner surrender, she is an even Louisa tempered girl. She gets along well with other dogs her size. She is friendly, affectionate and enjoys going for walks. She can be a little strong on the leash at first, but soon settles to enjoy a nice stroll. Please no homes with young/small children, small animals, small dogs or cats. Interested in adopting Louisa? Please visit www.huskyhouse.org today to fill out an application. More about Louisa... Read more →


Pets Are The Best: Keeping A Dog Mentally Stimulated

By SHRAY Keeping a dog mentally stimulated is important. If we don’t pay enough attention to our dogs’ minds, they often become bored or start misbehaving, and their mental health can quickly deteriorate. To avoid these problems, here are 5 quick tips to challenge your dog’s brainpower and turn him into a genius! 1) Go off the Beaten Path Yes, literally, walk your dog on new routes every once in a while. If you take your dog on walks using the same path each and... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: The Aggressive Dog

Dawn O Watson/CNBNews Contributor You love your little dog and she loves you. She is quiet, housebroken, and obedient. There’s only one thing she does that upsets you. She bites. She bites other dogs. She bites humans (except you). If she slips her harness, she will bite anyone or anything she can catch. Short of euthanasia, what are your alternatives? You can muzzle her with a box muzzle which will allow her to breathe and pant. Tie a yellow ribbon or scarf around her leash... Read more →


LOOKING FOR A HOME: Loki Siberian Husky / Mixed Young Male

LOKI Available for Adoption Matawan, NJ 23 miles away Organization Contact Info: Husky House 391 Rt 34 Matawan, NJ 07747 Huskyhouseinc@gmail.com http://huskyhouse.org Meet Loki. The new boy at Husky House, Loki is looking for his loving, forever home. He is very friendly, very active and full of energy. Please no homes with small animals or cats. Interested in adopting Loki? Please visit www.huskyhouse.org today to fill out an application. More about Loki Up-to-date with vaccinations Not good with cats Available date: 5/29/2020 Birth date: 10/2/2019... Read more →


FOR ADOPTION: Kiwi Australian Shepherd Female

KIWI Available for Adoption Matawan, NJ 23 miles away Organization Contact Info: Husky House 391 Rt 34 Matawan, NJ 07747 Huskyhouseinc@gmail.com http://huskyhouse.org Meet Kiwi! Her first three years of life were spent crated at a puppy mill. She was used to just have puppies. So it’s taking a little time to adjust to being a normal dog. She is dog friendly and loves belly rubs. Kiwi will do best in a home with a secure, fenced in backyard where she can run and play. Previous... Read more →


CNB PET TIPS: These Common Household Cleaners Can Actually Harm Your Pet

With a surge in household cleaner sales and a spike in Pet Poison Hotline calls, now more than ever, pet owners are concerned with toxic chemical exposure to pets. Our best friend, Peyton Gloucestercitynews.net files Over the past several months, Alex Blutinger, VMD, DACVECC, Critical Care Veterinary Specialist, BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital, says he's seen a rise in concerns from pet owners about the potential dangers of common household cleaning items, including hand sanitizer, bleach, and alcohol-based products. Though many of these products... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: The Myth of the "Outside Dog"

Dawn O Watson/CNBNews Contributor Generations ago people believed that pet dogs were to be kept outside to guard the homestead. Often, these guard dogs had no shelter and lived their lives at the end of a chain. Fortunately, this is no longer the case. In fact, in most states it is unlawful and stiff fines or jail time for this offense is the norm. Domesticated dogs are social animals. They crave the companionship of humans and are most often viewed as part of the family.... Read more →


New Method To Save All Shelter Pets

(NAPSI)—The lives of nearly 733,000 cats and dogs could be saved with the help of caring humans and an innovative Web-based platform introduced this week by Best Friends Animal Society. Envisioned as a tool to help animal lovers help their communities save more pets, the new community lifesaving dashboard combines groundbreaking data visualization technology with the most comprehensive data set on animal welfare ever published. Two years in the making, the tool crowdsources, validates and translates complex data about the dogs and cats in U.S.... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Mouthing

Dawn O Watson/CNBNews Contributor When you bring a puppy home he is likely to "mouth". That term describes a young dog's habit of chewing on everything--including you! Usually, this behavior stems from the pup being removed from his mother's care before she has taught him essential manners. When a puppy is born (whelped is the technical term) she seeks her mother for everything from milk to protection. As the puppy grows older she will roughhouse with her litter mates. It is at this time, between... Read more →


Pets News: Adding a Furry Friend to your Family

by Namukolo Kasumpa International Fellow, Division of Consumer & Business Education If you’ve been thinking about adding a pet to your family, now may be a good time. In addition to pets offering unconditional love, companionship, and amusement, studies have shown that the bond between people and their pets has health benefits. Regular walking or playing with pets can decrease blood pressure, cholesterol levels and triglyceride levels. Finding a pet may be a little different during the pandemic. While many shelters, rescue leagues and breeders... Read more →


Every day in America, 2,000 dogs and cats are killed in shelters

Best Friends Every day in America, 2,000 dogs and cats are killed in shelters. That means 83 dogs or cats are killed every hour just because they don’t have safe places to call home. That’s the bad news. Peyton (CNBNews file photo) Now the good: Best Friends Animal Society and our 2,700+ partners across the country are doing something are coming together and doing something about it. Government and private shelters, small and large shelter organizations, spay/neuter organizations and people like you are coming together... Read more →


Pet Tip of the Week: Finding Fido

Dawn O Watson/CNBNewsnet I have addressed the steps to take if you have lost your dog. But what should a responsible person do if he or she finds a dog? If the dog is friendly check to see if he has tags. There may be an address and/or phone number listed. If he is wearing a license tag, there is probably a veterinarian’s number on it. If he is wearing a rabies tag it will usually list the county from which the rabies shot was... Read more →


Pet for Adoption: MEET Daddy Rocky

Daddy Rocky Siberian Husky Adult Male Available for Adoption Matawan, NJ 23 miles away Organization Contact Info: Husky House 391 Rt 34 Matawan, NJ 07747 Huskyhouseinc@gmail.com http://huskyhouse.org Meet Rocky! Rescued along with Momma Pelusa and his puppies, Rocky is looking for his loving, forever home. He is super sweet and friendly. Prior Siberian Husky experience a must for adoption. Please no homes with small animals or cat. Interested in adopting Rocky? Please visit www.huskyhouse.org today to fill out an application. More about Daddy Rocky Up-to-date... Read more →


FOR ADOPTION:Louisa German Shepherd Dog

Louisa German Shepherd Dog Large Adult Female Available for Adoption Matawan, NJ 23 miles away Organization Contact Info: Husky House 391 Rt 34 Matawan, NJ 07747 Huskyhouseinc@gmail.com http://huskyhouse.org Meet Louisa. Louisa is looking for her loving forever home. An owner surrender, she is an even tempered girl. She gets along well with other dogs her size. She is friendly, affectionate and enjoys going for walks. She can be a little strong on the leash at first, but soon settles to enjoy a nice stroll. Please... Read more →


PET TIPS: Topic, Dog Training

Dawn O Watson/CNBNews Contributor I am often asked how to make a dog stop exhibiting inappropriate behavior. In my years of teaching, training, and mentoring I have only used a physical correction one time, and only because I was attacked by a dog during a training session. There are many methods of dog training. I use and recommend a combination of positive and negative reinforcement. That is, the dog is rewarded (reinforced) when he responds appropriately and given a frown or denied attention when he... Read more →


PETS & PEOPLE ‘Fur-get’ About Stress When Moving With Pets

NAPSI)—If you’re a pet parent, you’re far from alone. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, nearly six in 10 American households have at least one pet. When the time comes to move that household, however, there are a few things you should consider to keep your four-legged family members happy and healthy. Pets can easily get stressed out when they figure out some unexpected activity in their home or when they're introduced to a new environment. A moving with pets guide is essential as... Read more →


Penn Veterinarian Launches Tele-Heath Platform

Expands Access to Leading Pet Behavior Expertise By Hannah Kleckner HallPublished: May 4, 2020 Designed for veterinarians and pet owners alike, the new web-based telehealth application is expanding access to science-based insights from certified behavior experts. Peyton C. (Gloucestercitynews.net photo) With less than 100 veterinary behavior experts practicing in the United States, having direct access to reliable, scientifically-sound advice on managing unsavory pet behavior can prove challenging. But thanks to a newly launched, web-based application from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Tip of the Week: Puppies

Dawn O Watson/CNBNews Contributor Pet Tip of the Week Puppies Puppies are fun! They are cute and cuddly, and nothing can make you laugh harder than a baby dog’s antics! There are certain things to consider before bringing Baby Fido into your family, however. With strict adherence to a schedule a twelve-week-old puppy can be taught to go ‘potty’ outside or on a puppy pad within four weeks. If you are unsure about the housebreaking technique my book, Training Your Dog With Love and Compassion,... Read more →


Maple Shade Dog Killer Sentenced to 5 Years

Toby, a poodle, was euthanized a day after being shot with an air rifle last summer BURLINGTON CITY, NJ--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 64-year-old Maple Shade man pled guilty today in Superior Court to shooting a neighbor’s dog with an air rifle last year. Under an agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office, William D. Stroemel, of Fifth Avenue, pled guilty to Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Second Degree) and Animal Cruelty (Third Degree) in exchange for a five-year term in... Read more →