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PET ADOPTION: Meet Cherry, Laborador, Female

Meet Cherry! An owner surrender, this adorable yellow lab girl is super sweet and high energy. She would do best in an active home. Interested in adopting Cherry? Please visit www.huskyhouse.org today to fill out an application. More about Cherry Up-to-date with vaccinations Available date: 10/28/2020 Birthdate: 5/2/2019 (not exact) High energy level Available for Adoption Matawan, NJ Organization Contact Info: Husky House 391 Rt 34 Matawan, NJ 07747 Huskyhouseinc@gmail.com http://huskyhouse.org Read more →

NJ State Police Arrest Shamong Woman for Illegally Providing Meds to Sick Puppy

The puppy was sick when it was sold, according to police Shamong, N.J. – Colonel Patrick J. Callahan and Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced today that Dawn Abrams, 46, of Shamong, N.J. has been charged with illegally providing medication to treat a sick puppy that she sold while falsely claiming to be a member of an animal rescue group. On Monday, October 26, troopers from the New Jersey State Police Red Lion Station were contacted about a Westie/Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy mix that was purchased from Abrams and later became ill after the sale. Based on the investigation, detectives determined that Abrams sold the puppy outside of a pet store in Lumberton Township while portraying herself as an active member of a rescue... Read more →

12 Tips to Keep Your Pet Safe During the Holidays

Holidays are the most awaited time of the year for many of us. However, due to the excitement and constant distractions, we can easily forget about how much danger this period can mean to our furry friends. From candy to mistletoe and from forgotten lit candles to fireworks, many holiday specialties can be a real threat to pets. Read the tips below in order to keep your four-legged friends safe during this wonderful time of the year. 1.Keep human food out of reach for your pet The food we eat can be dangerous for pets. If you want to give treats to your pets, buy treats formulated just for them. 2.Make sure your pet doesn't have any access to any treats Christmas sweets and treats... Read more →

CNBNews Exclusive: An Award Winning Short Story

A Very Old Man By Dawn O Watson/CNBNews Contributor Written in 1993. Winner of several literary awards. He shuffled along the street trying to make out the forms moving about him through his thick glasses. The bag he carried was heavy but too precious to set down, even for a moment. He waited for the light to change, suspicious of every movement around him. The old man trudged on, head down. Only a few more breathless feet ahead lay the familiar outline of his tiny row house. He set the bag of day-old bread and dented cans of vegetables down on the stoop and with trembling hands, attempted to insert the key into the lock. One, two, three stabs and the reassuring sound of metal... Read more →

Mutt Mulligan, TurfMutt Spokesdog, Celebrates Adoptaversary

Her First Year Wearing The Superhero Cape (NAPSI)—Outdoor learning experiences, stewardship of green spaces, and care for all living landscapes, is the aim of the TurfMutt Foundation, now celebrating the one-year “adoptaversary” of its new spokesdog, Mutt Mulligan (a.k.a. Mo-Mo). Mo-Mo is a mixed breed pup who was adopted by Kris Kiser, the TurfMutt Foundation’s President and President & CEO of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), at the 2019 Lucky’s Mutt Madness adoption event at GIE+EXPO, the national landscape, outdoor living and equipment exposition. “Mulligan has had quite a year growing into the paw prints left behind by the original TurfMutt, my rescue dog, Lucky,” says Kiser. “The Foundation’s work has been important, even more so today. People are starting to realize what the... Read more →

Peyton and Me Meandering Through the Streets of South Jersey (Brooklawn Chapter II)

CORRECTED William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews PEYTON (Gloucestercitynews.net)(October 28, 2020)--Daniel Boggs recently submitted a Letter to the Editor titled "Are The Communities of Gloucester City/Brooklawn Turning Into Slums?". Although we agree with Mr. Boggs about some neighborhoods in Gloucester City having a housing and trash problem the only thing we found walking through Brooklawn today were two derelict cars missing license plates and NJ inspection stickers. Derelict cars CNBNews photo We liked how the Borough placed a tarp with a woodsy scene on one side of the public works property. Every street we viewed was cleaned, the homes were all kept nice, and there was no trash blowing around. The residents should be commended for taking pride in their community. The Borough placed a... Read more →

BluePearl Emergency Pet Hospital List Tips to Keep Your Pets Warm in the Winter

An Artic blast—the most significant of the season—is poised to send temperatures plunging in much of the western and central U.S. this week. As the icy air mass settles and possible rounds of snow fall across parts of the Upper Midwest, veterinarians at BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital are advising pet owners to take extra precautions to help keep their furry companions safe. “Many people think that dogs and cats’ fur make them more resistant to cold weather, but that is not necessarily true. Cold tolerance can vary based on a pet’s breed, age, body fat percentage, activity level, and overall health,” remarked Harry Weatherson, DVM, BVetMed, MRCVS, Emergency Medicine, BluePearl in NYC. “While huskies are bred for colder climates and are therefore more... Read more →

Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: The Art of (stopping) Noise

Dawn O Watson/CNBnews Contributor Dogs bark for many reasons—because they are excited, anxious, or feel the need to warn. However, some dogs bark for no reason at all. It’s frustrating when Fido is constantly barking and shouting over the noise does nothing to calm him. What can you do to correct his behavior in a gentle yet effective manner? If your dog will accept a gentle touch when she is in the midst of a barking session a simple “No” with a touch to the top of her head may help. Do not confuse a “touch” with anything more aggressive! She trusts you to be a gentle guardian! If you are not close enough to touch her, a “Leave it” or “No” might be enough... Read more →

Paws for The Cause, Pet Parade and Howl-o-ween Costume Contest at Freedom Pier

Sunday Nov 01, 2020 Paws for The Cause, Pet Parade and Howl-o-ween Costume Contest Grab your human and come out and support The Rotary Club and the Gloucester City Police Dept's K-9 patrol. About this Event Calling all adorable pets!! Come out for the 1st annual Paws for the Cause Pet Parade and Howl-o-ween costume Contest. We will meet at Freedom Pier and follow a parade route through Proprietors Park. Parade registry opens at 10am line up at 11am. Cost $25 per pet to join the fun. Costumes not required. Proceeds will go towards service projects in the community and the K9 patrol of Gloucester City. The K9 dogs will be there as well as other vendors. Tickets for Paws for The Cause, Pet Parade... Read more →

National Dog Show Therapy Dog Symposium hosted by Rowan University

CNB News image After the inaugural National Dog Show Therapy Dog Symposium at Rowan University in November 2019, we decided to do it again. This year, with the pandemic precautions, we will be holding our event virtually. Bookmark this page for more information coming soon! ONLINE - Tuesday, NOVEMBER 17th 2020 11am-3:30pm EST Rowan University - 201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro, NJ 08028-1701 Giving paws for healing hearts Tickets for this year’s conference are $20 . ****REGISTER HERE ***Note: if you are a student and would like to be considered for one of our limited number of student scholarships to this event, do not register yet on the link above, instead, please fill-out the scholarship application HERE or email: PetTherapy@rowan.edu for application requirements & you... Read more →

Saved Dogs and Their Grateful Families, Airs Weekly on Saturdays

From the Creator & Star of CHEATERS, Tommy Habeeb, “To The Rescue”: TV producer Tommy Habeeb and one of the dogs needing a “fur-ever” home featured on his new show (NAPSI)—The heartwarming stories of abandoned dogs and the grateful families who save them are documented in the half-hour weekly syndicated docu-series “To The Rescue.” Airing nationwide, the series is hosted by veteran TV producer-personality Tommy Habeeb (“Cheaters,” “STAG”). “Thousands of dogs are put down every year due to a lack of resources. ‘To The Rescue’ highlights the great work of people working every day to find these dogs a forever home,” says Habeeb. Every show will revolve around one or more former pets, now awaiting their fate at animal shelters, as they make their journey... Read more →

Pandemic Causing Some Pets to Gain Weight

The problem is one that is familiar to millions of people and a growing number of their pets: a schedule disrupted by the pandemic. In many instances, pet owners—bound to their homes—are giving their dogs and cats more attention, more playtime, and more walks, improving health for pets and people alike. But for others, changes in schedules have led to overfeeding and under-exercised dogs and cats—adding to the rising population of obese pets in the U.S. Over the last ten years, pet obesity has become what many experts call a national epidemic, with one in three dogs and cats now overweight. BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital, a leading provider of advanced veterinary services with over 90 practices in 26 states across the U.S., launched... Read more →

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Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: History

Dawn O Watson/CNBNews Contributor When you adopt a dog from a shelter or rescue you may be given information about his or her past. It may be a sad or disturbing story that will make you vow to make up for all of your dog’s past suffering. However, if you approach the training of your new best buddy in this manner you may be doing him a disservice. After a period of allowing Fido to become acquainted with you and your family, you should begin gently teaching him the rules of your home. A professional trainer can give you tips to ease the transition from being abandoned to being a part of a loving pack. It’s possible he has never known kindness or structure so... Read more →

Fox Chase Paws for Cause Begins Oct. 1

Our month‑long virtual Paws for the Cause event begins this week! Bring your friends, families, dogs and cats and join us this Thursday, October 1, at 7:00 p.m. for our “Pup Rally” Kick‑Off Celebration, featuring Fox Chase luminaries and an appearance by Fox29 Meteorologist Sue Serio! The video will be broadcast on the Fox Chase event page. Your support of Paws for the Cause is a wonderful way to make a difference and raise life‑saving — and life‑changing — funds for cancer research at Fox Chase Cancer Center. Best of all, there are no requirements, and nothing to track. Walk, nap, bark or meow. Participation is simple — register and start a team, join a friend’s, or register solo. Sign‑up online now!Make sure to print... Read more →

Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: The Terrible Twos

Dawn Watson/CNBNews Contributor Your puppy has been a member of your family for several months, or even a year. She’s been friendly with your kids and your other pets, housebroken, and has been taught not to chew the furniture. But suddenly, she’s like a different dog—barking, nipping, being rude in day camp. Why did this happen and what can you do to correct it? Dogs, like children go through stages. The Terrible Twos might just be followed by the Rebellious Teens! Their bodies and thought processes are changing and sometimes that means their behavior will change, too. This is your opportunity to show your dog, in a compassionate and loving way, that you are in control. Insist on complete compliance to the rules of the... Read more →

What Can I Give My Dog For Pain Relief?

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine JoAnna Pendergrass (DVM) answers your questions today on the Honest Paws blog: How can I tell if my dog is in pain? And what can I give my dog if he/she is in pain? One of the most common questions that veterinarians are asked is, "What can I give my dog for pain?" When your dog is in pain, it can be heartbreaking. No one likes to see their four-legged friend in any kind of distress. Worse still, dogs are notorious for hiding pain. Meaning that by the time a loving pet parent is finally able to detect their pup’s discomfort, their canine friend is probably already hurting pretty badly. In the age of the internet, it’s easy to turn to... Read more →

Benefits of Feeding Acidophilus Dog Probiotics to Your Pup 

SEPTEMBER 24, 2020--All bacteria are not as harmful as evident from probiotics, which are helpful bacteria that improve dog health. These bacteria occur naturally in the digestive tracts and available as supplements that can help your dog Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files develop a robust immune system that can take care of several health issues related to digestive tract and allergies. Different species of probiotics like Lactobacillus, Streptococcus, Bifidobacterium, and Enterococcus are present in the intestine. Additional supplements can help maintain the right levels that ensure good health, especially during and after antibiotic and steroid treatments. The best probiotics for dogs are available in different forms like chews and powder, and you can choose the type by considering what your dog likes. Probiotics ensure that the dog’s... Read more →

Home Country: Billy The Official Town Dog

Slim Randles | CNBNews There really wasn’t anything going on at the school crossing, much to the consternation of Billy … our town dog. It was one of Billy’s duties to escort kids across the street to the school. He’d been doing it ever since Sally, the former town dog, passed away on Doc’s porch. Billy spent each morning curled up next to the dog house the high school woodshop kids built for him. He wasn’t nuts about the inside of it, but there was some instinct deep inside our large brown dog that let him know the house was his and was created in love. But Billy certainly didn’t understand the words “quarantine” or “virus” or “remote online learning.” Martin, the crossing guard, wasn’t... Read more →

Dawn Watson's Pet Tip: Take a Walk

Dawn O Watson/CNBNews Contributor Many dog owners go to great lengths to fence in their yards to permit the family dog to exercise. However, that isn’t all that Fido needs to stay healthy and happy. Walking is a social exercise. It stimulates your dog into being social and allows him to acquaint himself to find his way home. In the event that he accidentally slips out the front door he will smell his own pathway and recognize landmarks and be more likely to return. In addition, your neighbors may recognize him and bring him back. Another reason to walk your dog is that your best buddy will garner praise as he walks respectfully by your side! Remember to praise him when this fete is accomplished!... Read more →

Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: When Is It Time?

Your dog is aging. He has slowed down, he struggles to walk or sit, and you suspect his joints ache, he’s developed cataracts, and no longer seems to engage with the family. Is it time to gently ease him from this world and onto the next? There is no right or wrong answer to this question. Many times, your best buddy will let you know when it’s time to go. When a dog stops eating that may be a sign that he is ready. However, there are many medications and positive actions that may give him back his will to live. Increased cuddling and quality time may extend his final days. Likewise, veterinary pain medications and appetite stimulants can work wonders in some dogs. The... Read more →

How many doses of CBD oil should you give your dog for anxiety?

(September 9, 2020)--Does your dog scurry under the bed at the sound of loud thundering? Or perhaps your pet gets anxious when they are separated from you or around new people. What many people don't know is that dogs experience anxiety just like humans. Because we love our pets it can be difficult watching them suffer. If your dog gets anxious, nervous, or stressed CBD oil can be highly beneficial. How can you use CBD oil to calm your anxious or nervous dog? This useful site can teach you more about pet anxiety disorders. What Is Anxiety and What Are the Signs? These days more and more pet parents are noticing anxiety in their dogs especially when they are left alone while traveling or meeting... Read more →

Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: The New Normal

Dawn O Watson/CNBNews Contributor The “new normal” of the pandemic offers a great opportunity for your family to work on Fido’s social skills. There are many tutorials on YouTube and elsewhere that can greatly add to learning, grooming, and generally caring for your family’s pets. When viewing these tutorials keep in mind that your dog deserves gentle and respectful treatment. That means no physical corrections of any kind including the use of electronic collars which can cause fear and injury, or choke collars which can cause a multitude of injuries to the neck and throat of your dog. Take five or ten minutes each day to work with your best buddy on basic commands. Walk him around the block and initiate the ‘stay’, ‘sit’, and... Read more →

A Stolen Car, and A Beloved Dog

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(Sept. 4, 2020)-(NAPSI)—It started out as a normal day for Mary Harrison—until she briefly left her car running outside of her home with her shih tzu Molly in the backseat and Molly the shih tzu resting happily, safely and comfortably at home. went inside for just a second. When she came back outside, however, her car—and Molly—were gone. She called Verizon to see if her phone could help track her car, and a Verizon customer service representative saved the day. “When Mary called in, I was taken aback with her car and dog being stolen,” said the tech expert who answered the call. “I really felt for her. I work at home and my two dogs are at my feet all day.” They pulled up... Read more →

You Can Find The Perfect Pet at the Gloucester County Animal Shelter

(Clayton, NJ)—The Gloucester County Animal Shelter put in place special discounts to help clear the shelter during the COVID-19 pandemic, and residents are taking advantage. “Pets have been leaving the shelter into very loving homes thanks to the staff at the shelter,” said Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger. “The staff will walk you through the adoption process and match you with your perfect pet match. We’ve made the process easy and more affordable for everyone.” The shelter is still offering discounted adoption fees until further notice. Dogs and cats six years old and younger will have their adoption fees reduced to $35 while dogs and cats six years and older will have their adoption fees waived. Additionally, cats are offered at a buy-one-get-one discount. The... Read more →

Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Rough Toddlers

I often view videos that show a toddler ‘playing’ with an adult dog. The video is supposed to depict the love the child has for the dog or vice versa. It’s likely that nothing could be further from the truth. Toddlers must be constantly observed if they are near a dog. It only takes a second for a tragedy and a life-long fear of dogs to occur. In addition, any reactivity on the part of the dog who is being mauled is a no-win situation for everyone. There are many dogs that lose their lives every year because an adult did not take the time to stop a child from abusing the family dog. Of course, the child is not malicious—she just wants to play.... Read more →

Subaru of America and Philadelphia Union showcase adoptable shelter dogs at Subaru Park

August 21, 20209:00AM EDT Automaker Creates Photos of Real Adoptable Dogs to Fill Furry Fan Section at Subaru Park to Help Local Shelter Dogs Find Loving Homes Subaru of America, Inc. and the Philadelphia Union announced on August 21st that Subaru Park, home of the Union, will provide stadium seating to the likenesses of local adoptable dogs at home games in the 2020 season, starting with the very first home game on Tuesday, August 25. These cardboard cutouts of dogs available for adoptions will temporarily fill in for real-life spectators at the Union’s home opener and very first game played at Subaru Park. Inspired by the Union’s legendary Sons of Ben team supporter group, the “Dogs of Ben” cutouts will represent a real pup available... Read more →

Penn Vet: Poultry in a pandemic, Getting the facts on keeping backyard flocks

By Curt Harler; Hannah Kleckner Hall Published: Aug 12, 2020 Penn Vet's Sherrill Davison reminds poultry owners to collect eggs often. Eggs that sit for too long in the nest may have an increased risk of infection. With the COVID-19 pandemic wearing on, many Americans are turning to raising poultry to fill their extra time at home. While raising backyard birds is a great idea – whether for food, for educational purposes, or as a hobby – the influx of new flocks has put humans, as well as the birds they care for, at risk of Salmonella sickness. As of July 28, 2020, more than 938 people in 48 states have reported being infected with one of the outbreak strains of Salmonella – a 22%... 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. Now here is 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 to save more lives faster. Imagine a world where puppy mills don’t exist. Where our shelters get the support they need. Where every pet has a home. Seem far fetched? It’s not. 35 years ago, 17 million sheltered animals were killed... Read more →

Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Obesity

Dawn O Watson/CNBNews Contributor Obesity in dogs is a serious problem. It will shorten a dog’s life and decrease his enjoyment of life. You are not doing him any favors by over-feeding your dog! There are many ways to slim down an overweight dog. Most of them are simple and fun for both you and Fido! Taking him for a walk twice a day will be a great bonding experience. Start by going around the block, then gradually build up to a half-mile hike. Go slowly at first and reward your dog by brushing or petting him—food treats are far less rewarding than your attention! Cut down the amount of food he is given and check with your veterinarian to see if a less fatty... Read more →

NaturVet Quiet Moments Calming Aids

Just as pets can help keep people calm, you can help your furry friends relax when their lives get stressful. (NAPSI)—Life can be stressful, and just like us dogs and cats can experience stress caused by loud noises, storms, fear, excitement, travel, grooming, separation anxiety, the addition of a new pet to the family, and even some holidays can be stressful! Solutions are available to help pets manage stressful situations without sedatives. NaturVetQuiet Moments Calming Aids are veterinarian formulated and recommended to help support the nervous system in reducing stress and tension while promoting rest and relaxation. The unique blend of Thiamine and L-Tryptophan help reduce stress and tension, Melatonin helps to promote rest and relaxation, while the Ginger helps to support sensitive stomachs which... Read more →

Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: A Dog's Aging

Dawn O Watson/CNBNews Contributor Previously, a dog’s age was calculated by multiplying his age by seven. A new theory has been discovered that adjusts that timeline. When a dog is a year old, his aging factors can be compared to that of a thirty-year old human. The new theory suggests that when dogs are young, they age rapidly. A four-year-old dog is the equivalent of a fifty-two-year-old human. Then, when a dog is seven years old, dog aging slows. The changes are referred to as epigenetic changes. Research is ongoing—this particular timeline measures only the aging factors of medium to large sized dogs such as the Labrador and Golden retrievers. If you have questions about this or any dog-related issue please call or text 856.9818957... Read more →

Preparing Your Pet for a Hurricane

It may be a tropical storm now, but Isaias is still poised to threaten the Carolinas later today (and may touch down again in the northern parts of the eastern region later this week) with potentially deadly storm surges and heavy rain. While the storm's track and intensity remains somewhat unknown, veterinarians at BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital are stressing the importance of having emergency response plans that include our pets. Taking steps like updating or creating a pet disaster kit or planning a pet-friendly Gloucestercitynews.net files evacuation route can help protect your furry friend if a natural disaster occurs. Follow these tips to ensure your pet stays safe and healthy this hurricane season. Create/update your pet’s emergency response kit. Amid a hurricane, it... Read more →

Marcus Debaise Points out Lessons Pet Shops Need to Learn amid COVID-19

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(August 3, 2020)The havoc COVID-19 created and its impact on pet businesses was unanticipated. Although stay-at-home mandates and terminated events made pet parents bond with their pooch, social distancing did hurt pet stores’ revenues and bottom line. The corona pandemic had a detrimental effect on dog grooming, pet training, pet sitting, dog walking, and daycare. According to an article published on http://www.petproductnews.com, for many years, the pet industry hasn’t been disordered by economic downturns, but with the corona crisis, things are different. That is why pet stores need to learn these lessons amid the pandemic: Marcus Joseph Debaise recommends creating a budget The one question pet shops dread is putting aside a budget, but budgeting is beneficial for the following reasons: Budgeting offers you with... Read more →

Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Rescues

Dawn O Watson/CNBNews Contributor There are thousands of animal rescue groups in the US. Every type of animal is represented, from ferrets to donkeys. It is fortunate that there are so many caring groups concerned with providing homes for abandoned or unwanted animals! . You may wonder why it is so expensive to adopt a dog, and why the rescues seem to want you to “jump through hoops” before bringing your new best buddy home. There are quite a few breed-specific rescues out there, but some simply go by size. Here are the steps involved in bringing a dog into rescue: 1. The rescue hears from a shelter or an individual that a dog is “available” (an owner no longer wants the dog, or a... Read more →

Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Introducing New Ideas

Dawn O Watson/CNBNews Contributor Dogs are social animals. That means introducing humans and other animals is an important part of creating a well-rounded life for your dog. Take your dog to parks, on hiking trails, and to dog-friendly neighborhoods. Introduce him to lots of people and observe his interaction with them. Does he seem anxious? Is he panting or trembling, giving off warning growls? If so, go slowly and allow him to take his time in new situations. Never leave Fido alone with children. Some dogs become nervous around the chaos of active toddlers. Always reward episodes of calmness with lots of praise so that he knows it pleases you. If you take him shopping at a dog-friendly store put him in a harness and... Read more →

Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Separation Anxiety

Dawn O Watson/CNBNews Contributor Your dog has grown accustomed to your company because of the pandemic. If this is the case and you are now contemplating going back to the office Fido may show signs of anxiety. Please be patient with him as he relearns spending time alone! One way to lessen the blow of separation is to spend some time ‘practicing’. Leave your home for an hour or so each day. That will reassure your buddy that inevitably, you will return! Don’t make a big deal about leaving. Calmly grab your car keys, put him inside his crate if that is where he normally stays when you are at work, and leave. If he is not crated do not fuss as you leave; that... Read more →

Maryland's July 15 Fishing News: Snakeheads, Striped Bass, Spanish Mackerel, Trout, Blues

Lisa Perez holds up her first northern snakehead and it is a whopper! Photo by Nick Perez by Keith Lockwood, Maryland Department of Natural Resources (June 15, 2020)--Taking kids fishing during the summer is a rewarding pastime — whether helping them fish for bluegills with a worm and a bobber at a local pond, or as they become more skilled, watching them cast their own lures and land their own fish. Don’t forget that throughout Maryland’s warmest months, the department’s online striped bass fishing advisory forecast provides a seven-day outlook to help anglers reduce striped bass mortality during the summer fishing season. Forecast Summary: July 15-21: Expect warm, sunny skies, a chance of thunderstorms and except for Thursday and Friday, low winds most of the... Read more →

CNB Pet News: Glowing dye may aid in eliminating cancer

Dr. David Holt and colleagues have been using an innovative imaging technique to seek out cancer in dogs undergoing surgery. By Katherine Unger Baillie | "Clean margins” are a goal of cancer excision surgery. If even a small piece of cancerous tissue is left behind, it increases the likelihood of a local recurrence and spread of the disease, possibly reducing overall survival time. With an innovative approach to cancer surgery, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania are investigating a technique to help surgeons clearly see whether they’ve left any diseased tissue behind. Using a dye that glows under near-infrared light and preferentially accumulates in cancer cells, they performed surgery to remove mammary tumors from dogs treated at the School of Veterinary Medicine’s Ryan Hospital. They... Read more →

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 the United States and are given top priority at dog shows, agility trials, and other events. They are treated as special dogs because they are! And you, as the owner of a Canine Good Citizen belong to a select group... 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 the first nine months of human infancy, but the ratio changes over time. The research used epigenetics, a process by which modifications occur in the genome, as a biological marker to study the aging process. By comparing when and what... 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, NJ Organization Contact Info: Husky House 391 Rt 34 Matawan, NJ 07747 Huskyhouseinc@gmail.com http://huskyhouse.org 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 of the semi were injured. K9 Thorr had served with the Henry County Police Department for six months. Breed Belgian Malinois Gender Male Age 5 Tour 6 months INCIDENT DETAILS Cause Automobile crash RELATED: Via Officer Down Memorial page CNB... 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 parvo, is a highly contagious, potentially deadly disease that attacks the gastrointestinal tracts of infected canines. While puppies are most at risk for contracting parvo, any unvaccinated or partially vaccinated dog can contract the disease through dog-to-dog contact and contact... 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 Cause Duty related illness RELATED: Via Officer Down Memorial page CNB Crime Blue Line CNBNews Tips and Snippets CNBNews Point of View BREAKING NEWS published Gloucestercitynews.net | July 7, 2020 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 Gender Male Age 3 Tour 2 years INCIDENT DETAILS Cause Heat exhaustion Incident Date Tuesday, June 30, 2020 RELATED: Via Officer Down Memorial page CNB Crime Blue Line CNBNews Tips and Snippets CNBNews Point of View BREAKING NEWS published Gloucestercitynews.net... 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 effectiveness is the Internet. Be sure to look on a site that is not paid for by a company with a vested interest in the product. You want an impartial recommendation, not one that promotes a company! While veterinarians can... 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 more peaceful night in the shelter. “The 4th of July can be incredibly stressful for a dog. It is even more so for shelter dogs that are living in cages where noises are already amplified,” explains Niki Dawson, executive director,... 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 inside in the evening on the Fourth of July is the best idea, especially if you fear they might not react well. 2. Make Sure Your Pet Has Proper ID: Ensure that the information on your pet’s collar is current... 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 second thought before taking them for the ride for the next couple of months. Even leaving a dog in the car for 10 minutes while you run into the grocery store can be extremely dangerous in hot weather. Dogs do... Read more →