June 19, 2007       Published weekly by VetLocator.com

Welcome to this issue of Pet News for Pet Owners from VetLocator.com

With summer's heat arriving, our Customer Service staff has been busier than ever helping pet owners find pet pros and answers or help they are looking for. It seems that fleas and ticks are generating some questions right now. Along with scheduling an appointment with your veterinarian to get your pets ready for the summer, we also have some articles in our resource library on fleas, and some postings in our Ask A Pet Pro blog where you can find useful information.

Earlier this week our staff had two incidents of helping people who were the victims of dog bites, and each week we review dozens of pet stories about aggressive dogs. That is why our first article this week is dedicated to the victims of dog bits and the owners of the aggressive dogs who bit them. This article gives tips on what to do if a dog bits and how to spot a dog that has aggressive tendancies and what to do about it (hint - do NOT give the dog away to an unsuspecting family). The article will be in our resource library for future reference

Many people wrote in to say they loved our article and the videos on Christian The Lion. For those of you who did not have a chance to see it, here is the link. Our video this week is about a cat that has been trained to eat with a fork. Weird but fascinating.

Our Ask A Pet Pro Blog is a great resource to refer to if you have a specific question about your pet's health. To find answers from pros to YOUR pet's health issues, visit our blog and look at the categories on the right of the page. Click on the one that applies to view questions and answers that pertain to the subject you are interested in. If you don't find what you are looking for, there is a link at the top of the page for you to ask your own questions.

Have a great week!

PS: Don't miss MORE Cat Haiku's on the right column of the newsletter.

In this Newsletter:
  1. Pet News: Aggressive Dogs, development and correction
  2. Pet Rescue: June is Adopt A Cat month
  3. Offbeat Pet News: Dog sentenced to life - guarding a prison
  4. Weird Pet News: Cat grows wings
  5. HELP THESE PET OWNERS: This week's requests for help
  6. Video of the Week: A Cat that eats with a fork
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Aggressive Dogs, spotting them and what to do to keep safe

We've had several aggressive dog incidents touch our lives recently. One was my sister, who was bitten in the face by an unneutered German Shepard. One was a pet owner trying to find out wheter the Great Dane that bit her husband, unprovoked, had its shots. Another was the story of an Indiana woman who had been worried by the behavior of one of her Chow mixes, getting killed by the dog as she fed him treats.

Canine aggression is a big problem and it is largely preventable if you know the warning signs and what to do when you see or suspect it. This article by Dr. Gary Clemons gives both the dog owner and public information that can identify and prevent canine aggression from occuring.

Click here to read the full story

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June is Adopt A Cat month!

According to the American Humane Association's Web site, www.aha.org, June has been chosen Adopt-A-Cat month because of the explosion in the cat and kitten population around this time of year. Many of these cats and kittens will wind up in local shelters and thousands of them will be euthanized.

Read on to see why is a good time to Adopt a Cat.

Click HERE to read the story



Dog Sentenced to life - guarding a prison

So what DO you do when you find an aggressive dog on your hands??? Here is an unusual solution for a dog that bit a child and was sentenced to death. The judge in the case allowed an ultimately better ending for the dog.

Click here to read the full story

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Cat Grows Wings

We didn't know what to expect when we saw this headline, but we think you'll find the pictures of this cat as amazing as we did.

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This week's requests for help

These pet health questions are answered in our "Ask A Pet Pro" blog. To see the answers to the questions, click on the link under the question.

  • Cushings disease, net vet referral for tests

    We are full-time RVers with a dog that has the beginnings of Cushings
    Disease. We have been advised to find a veterinarian who can
    administer the higher dose dexameth suppress and then begin treatment.

    We will be in Colorado Springs in late June. Any suggestions on who to perform the test and prescribe treatment?
    View this blog

  • Should we spay or not spay? That is the question

    Hello! We own a baby Maltese who is coming up on puberty really soon. We have been trying to decide whether or not to get her spayed.

    Having been told that not getting her spayed would most likely result in ovarian or uterine cancer (which is totally ridiculous), the idea of spaying her immediately became suspect. I have been told all manner of horrible things that will happen if we allow her to go into heat and don’t get her spayed.

    I would like to know what to expect if I do not choose to spay my dog.
    View this blog

  • Cat with chronic urinary tract problems

    Question: Do you know of any herbal supplements I could try (and the
    dosages) for FUTD?

    Background: I have a cat with chronic urinary tract problems. He became blocked a couple of years ago, and had the surgery. Since then, he has had X-rays, urinalysis, thyroid test, blood work and no crystals were ever found. In fact, nothing was found. I have spent over $1,000 trying to help him, and I cannot afford to keep doing this. He has these infections almost once a month. Baytril is the only thing that works, and I would hate for him to become immune to it.

    Any advice you could give would be appreciated. No one seems to have any explanations for FUTD.
    View this blog


Cat Trained To Eat With A Fork. In a video that is interesting and unusual, a woman who has a very pampered cat, has trained it to eat all its meals using a fork. ;)


Click here to see the video


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Cat Haiku
The food in my bowl
Is old, and more to the point
Contains no tuna.

Tiny can, dumped in
Plastic bowl. 
One star; service, none.

My brain: walnut sized.
Yours: largest among primates.
Yet, who leaves for work?

So you want to play.
Will I claw at dancing string?
Your ankle's closer.

Am I in your way?
You seem to have this backwards.
This pillow's taken.

There's no dignity
In being sick--which is why
I don't tell you where.

Seeking solitude
I am locked in the closet.
For once I need you.

Your mouth is moving,
Up and down, emitting noise.
I've lost interest.

The dog wags his tail,
Seeking approval. See mine?
Different message.

Cats can't steal the breath
Of children. But if my tail's
Pulled again, I'll learn.

Most problems can be
Ignored. The more difficult
Ones can be slept through.

My affection is conditional.
Don't stand up,
It's your lap I love.

I don't mind being
Teased, any more than you mind
A skin graft or two

So you call this thing
Your "cat carrier." I call
These my "blades of death."

Toy mice, dancing yarn,
Meowing sounds. I'm convinced
You're an idiot.