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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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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,... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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 American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Rocky Mountain spotted fever from infection with Rickettsia... 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 leave your dog in your car!! The inside temperature of a car rises rapidly in... 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 date: 5/9/2016 (not exact) Color: Gray/Silver/Salt & Pepper with White Activity level: Highly Active High... 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 Up-to-date with vaccinations Not good with cats Good with dogs Available date: 3/17/2017 Birth date:... 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 every day, he’s missing opportunities to come across anything new. But don’t limit this philosophy... 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 (not exact) 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 dog experience required for adoption. Interested in adopting Kiwi? Please visit www.huskyhouse.org today to fill... 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 are often non-life-threatening, Dr. Blutinger says in large doses, they can lead to more serious... 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. shelters. It brings an unprecedented level of transparency to the animal welfare movement, unlocking new... 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 the ages of four to eight weeks of age, that the mother teaches her puppies... Read more →