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Pet Tip of the Week: How Much Space is Needed?

Dawn Watson/CNBNews Contributor Some breeds of dogs need space in which to exercise and play; others don't requires as much. But it doesn't always depend on the size of the dog! Whippets are tiny dogs with a lot of running power. They need and deserve plenty of outdoor space in which to exercise. They are small but were bred to... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Medication Time

Dawn Watson/CNBNews Contributor There are many products on the over-the-counter veterinary market that claim to de-stress dogs. Some of them can be useful while others show very little anxiety relief. I have used the following products in my practice as a dog trainer and for my own dogs. Pheromone sprays and plug-ins: On a scale of 1-5 I give these... Read more →


New Law Criminalize Animal Fighting Paraphernalia

(TRENTON) (Gloucestercitynews.net)(August 9, 2019)--– To close a loophole in New Jersey law regarding animal fighting, legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Carol Murphy, Jamel Holley, Daniel Benson and Paul Moriarty to criminalize the possession of animal fighting paraphernalia was signed into law Friday by Governor Phil Murphy. The new law (A-4698) makes it illegal to possess animal fighting paraphernalia for the... Read more →


Getting a Dog? Read These Important Considerations

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(August 2, 2019)--Planning on getting a dog? This is a huge decision to make and not one which should be taken lightly. A dog can be a wonderful addition to the family and provide you with many happy years, but it is also a big responsibility and will require you are up to the task and able to provide a... Read more →


(Video) Labrador Retriever Shot by Police Officer in Vernon Twp. | nj1015.com

VERNON TOWNSHIP (July 29, 2019)-- — Police today released body camera footage from a Saturday incident in which an officer shot and killed a pet dog after it ran out onto Gloucester City News blog files the street in front of the owner's house. Shared to the Vernon Township Police Department Facebook page, the footage shows the officer, Ptl. Emanuel... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Spinal Injuries

Dawn Watson/CNBNews Contributor (Gloucestercitynews.net) (July 27, 2019)-- Let’s talk about your dog’s backbone. No, not the phrase that means he’s brave—the actual spine of your dog. Dogs can easily suffer spinal injuries. The more serious injuries can cause paralysis, incontinence, and suffering. It’s important that you do nothing to accidentally risk this outcome. Never press on Fido’s back. Do not... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Home Alone

Dawn Watson/CNBNews Contributor Life can be complicated. Most people have jobs, activities, children, or other commitments to juggle and can’t be at home all day. If your dog spends long hours alone in the house try leaving the television or a radio on so he has company. If he is unable to hold his bladder invest in a bellyband—a type... Read more →


$5,000 Reward Offered for Lost Seeing Eye Puppy

NJ1015.COM Reward now a record-breaking $5,000 for lost Seeing Eye puppy The German Shepherd pup escaped just before her training was to start. The 14-month-old female German shepherd puppy has been missing from Wantage since the morning of June 24. She is nearly full-grown and weighs approximately 50 pounds, according to the group. Ondrea’s has a tattoo in her right... Read more →


Final Defendants Sentenced in Multi-State Dog Fighting Prosecution

TRENTON, N.J. – The last of 12 defendants to be convicted for their roles in multi-state dog fighting conspiracies was sentenced today, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito of the District of New Jersey and Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Bossert Clark of the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division announced. Forced to fight or die. Our beloved dogs are being killed... Read more →


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

Dawn Watson CNBNews Contributor No verbal phrase evokes more anger in me than the sentence, “He is a spoiled dog.” What exactly is a spoiled dog? A dog that is allowed on the couch, on the bed, under the table? A dog that gets his own ice cream cone at Dairy Queen? Or a dog that is taken to the... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Clip Those Nails!

Dawn Watson | CNBNews Contributor Most dogs need to have their nails clipped on a monthly basis. While some dogs are sensitive about the procedure, you can desensitize your dog so that his manicures are less stressful. If you touch your dog’s paws before treating him he will associate the touch with rewards. Gradually build up to holding each paw... Read more →


FDA Investigation into Potential Link between Certain Diets and Canine Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Updated June 27, 2019 In July 2018, the FDA announced that it had begun investigating reports of canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs eating certain pet foods, many labeled as "grain-free," which contained a high proportion of peas, lentils, other legume seeds (pulses), and/or potatoes in various forms (whole, flour, protein, etc.) as main ingredients (listed within the first 10... Read more →


Understanding Your Pet’s Emotions for a Better Life

[KENNETT SQUARE, PA] (Gloucestercitynews.net)– With more than 100 million households nationwide owning cats or dogs, pets have become integral members of American families. But when “Fido” and “Fluffy” start to act in unusual, frustrating, or frightening manners, where can owners turn? Recently, Penn Vet’s Dr. Carlo Siracusa, Director of Penn Vet Ryan Hospital’s Companion Animal Behavior Medicine service, shared insights... Read more →


FBI ALERT: Civil Forfeiture Speeds Recovery for Dogs Rescued From Fighting Rings

June 25, 2019 (Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 26, 2019)--A New Mexico man’s long journey through the legal process for his extensive role in a dogfighting network—from his arrest in 2016 to his guilty plea last year to his sentencing last month—raises a logical question: What happens to the rescued dogs as the case is wending its way through the courts? Robert Arellano, of... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Thunderbolts and Lightning (CNBNewsnet)

Dawn Watson CNBNews Contributor During this time of the year we in New Jersey are often inundated with storms and tornadoes. While most of us are accustomed to dealing with the stress of this situation, what about Fido? If your dog is not acting in his usual manner it may be because he can sense a storm coming. Dogs’ ears... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Age-Appropriate Adoption (CNBNewsnet)

Dawn Watson CNBNews Contributor I know of so many cases of older people adopting very young dogs, only to pass away when the dog is middle-aged. At that time Fido suffers the loss of the only home he’s known. In addition, he may not have enjoyed the exercise and stimulation he could have shared if a younger person had adopted... Read more →


Chemo is a Go for Treating Equine Lymphoma

By: Sacha Adorno/ PENN VET Published: Jun 4, 2019 PHILADELPHIA, PA--Cancer isn’t as common for horses as it is for humans and dogs and cats. And because equine cancer symptoms—weight loss, nausea, lethargy, loss of appetite, lameness, skin and coat conditions, among others—often don’t start appearing until the cancer has advanced, it can be hard to reverse its progression. For... Read more →


NASCAR Coming to Mars Essex Horse Trials Country Weekend!

Far Hills, New Jersey - (Gloucestercitynews.net)--June 13, 2019 - NASCAR is racing to the MARS Essex Horse Trials Country Weekend! The MARS No. 18 M&M'S® Toyota will be featured on Saturday at the Horse & Horsepower Car Show during the event that runs, June 21-23, at historic Moorland Farm in Far Hills, New Jersey. "We are so grateful to MARS... Read more →


PENNVET EXTRA--Comprehensive Cancer Care: The Help You Want & Need

Dr. Jennifer Mahoney sits with her patient, Roxy, in Ryan Hospital's oncology treatment room. PHILADELPHIA, PA (Gloucestercitynews.net)--When facing a pet’s cancer diagnosis, first and foremost owners want help—information, guidance, and compassion. The last thing they want is to spend hours traveling from one specialist to another. Penn Vet’s Comprehensive Cancer Care (CCC) section at Ryan Hospital focuses on providing pets... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Puppies

Dawn Watson/CNBNews Contributor (Gloucestercitynews.net)-- Puppies are adorable! Cute and lovable, charismatic and easy to love. But if you’re considering adopting a puppy here are a few reminders: Puppies four months and younger can be loud at all hours of the night. Often, they will cry for attention and howl pitiably if they don’t receive it. They do not automatically know... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Neurological Deficits in Dogs

Dawn Watson/CNBNews Contributor A “normal” dog does all the things you’d expect from a family pet—he barks to alert, is relatively house-trained, accepts and shows respect for family members, and is generally predictable. But when a dog does not fit into these acceptable behavior categories there may be cause for concern. Some dogs suffer from neurological deficits. That is, their... Read more →


Watching Sheeba's Eye

View Penn Vet Extra - By: Sacha Adorno Sheeba, at John Vagner's side Sheeba never strays far from her owner John Vagner’s side. She’s his best bud and, as a diabetic alert dog trained by nonprofit Canine Partners for Life, his most astute signaler of a blood sugar drop or spike. The Labrador’s keen senses, particularly sight and smell, help... Read more →


A Roller Coaster Emergency for Dobby

View Penn Vet Extra - May 2019 By: Sacha Adorno By the time Dobby arrived at Ryan Hospital’s Emergency Room (ER), he was in a bad way. The two-year-old Welsh Corgi had been vomiting off and on for a few days and was straining to urinate. “He also wasn’t eating,” said owner Zhi Peng Yang, who lives in Philadelphia and... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Bereavement

Dawn Watson/CNBNews Contributor Much has been written about our feelings when a beloved pet dies. We try to soften the reality by saying the pet “crossed the rainbow bridge” in the hopes that there truly is a special place where pets go in the afterlife. I have parented many dogs. Each time one passes away my grief seems insurmountable and... Read more →