Monthly Archives: July 2011
Pets will chew on many household things – that we know all too well. It’s often out of either play or instinct and most of the time it is just a nuisance. Chewing can however become a serious problem if you’ve unwittingly brought a plant into your household that is poisonous to your pet.
Roxie is Amanda and Rob’s daughter. She is a very energetic dog that always loves to get into trouble. She loves to chew human things into a million little pieces and hide them underneath the sofa in her secret hide-away spot. Despite her antics, it’s difficult to stay mad at Roxie for long, because she always comes back and licks our faces and wants to play.
We adopted Bugsy a year ago from a local shelter in Maryland, where we had been told that he was abandoned and roaming free. He was in somewhat poor health at that time, but now is a happy and healthy (thanks to an abundance of doggy treats) addition to our family. We are so grateful to have him. – Karen, Sam and Meghan
Bud will always be known for his affectionate nature and athletic prowess. He was able to jump over four feet into the air from a standing position and would always come running when called. His talkative personality only strengthened our special bond. He led a long and happy life.
Buster was with us for a short time, but his lovable and playful nature left a lasting impression. He loved to ride in the window well of the backseat of my car, much to the amazement of those driving by us. Strong, playful and ever friendly, he brought a smile to the faces of all he encountered.
Montgomery County’s Humane Society is holding their event of the year – the LoveBall 2011 for all animal lovers on Saturday October 22, 2011. This event is to celebrate all of the compassionate work the volunteers and all animal-lovers in saving homeless dogs, cats, rabbits, birds and other animals every year.
Greyhound Pets of America, a national, non-profit is devoted to the adoption of those greyhounds who no longer participate at racetracks throughout the country. Greyhounds are gentle and loving – and make excellent pets in qualified homes.
The Northern Virginia Chapter of this organization regularly holds “Meet and Greet” sessions at the following locations throughout northern Virginia. These sessions afford you the opportunity to learn about greyhounds, and how to adopt one.
It seems that in the past few years food recalls of one sort or another on a number of foods have been issued. The same holds true for pet foods.
Salmonella contamination is one of the main culprits. It is well known that this bacteria can cause problems not only for humans, but pets as well. Pets who have been infected may exhibit decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If left untreated your pet may experience lethargy, diarrhea and vomiting. Humans may also exhibit some of the same symptoms, as well as more serious ailments if they come in contact with food infected with Salmonella.