June 25, 2007       Published weekly by VetLocator.com

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

We've had an interesting week. Our customer care department has been working overtime helping you find the pet pros you are searching for, our directory searches are increasing dramatically, and our website is busier than it has ever been. Thank you for making us the most popular pet professional directory online. It is going to be a busy summer......

We have some pet food recall news, some news about courts ruling on the legality of California cities outlawing declawing of cats, and the story about the World's oldest cat is very cool. We know you will be amazed when you read the age of this kitty. Then there is the tale of the dog who drove his owner's car into the river......yeah, another crazy dog sneaks off with the car keys story.

Our video of the week is a commercial for pet food that is a take off on Home Alone, only it is your pets that were left alone.

We just launched our Pet Health Forum (it took me a bit to figure it out, I must admit but it is working fine now). This is another resource that you can use to ask questions of other pet owners for all sorts of things, from recommendations for products, tips and recipes you want to share and anything else that is pet related. We have another new feature on our site. We've added a page with our favorite videos, jokes, pictures and quotes and we want your input. If you have some favorites we have missed, please let us know by emailing us at newsletter@vetlocator.com.

Have a great week!


In this Newsletter:
  1. Recall News: FDA Disputes Pet Food Pain Killer Findings
  2. Pet Law News: Court rules cities can ban cat declawing
  3. Pet Health News: The World's oldest cat
  4. Weird Pet News: Dog drives owner’s car into river
  5. HELP THESE PET OWNERS: This week's requests for help
  6. Video of the Week:Scout and Paws
  7. Advertisers: Deals and Specials

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Consumer Affairs

FDA Disputes Pet Food Pain Killer Findings

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is disputing the findings of a Texas laboratory that reported it discovered the pain killer acetaminophen in some brands of pet food, but the Texas Lab stands by it's findings.

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Court rules cities in California can ban cat declawing

A California state appeals court has ruled that cities can prohibit the declawing of cats, a procedure critics say is cruel and unnecessary.

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The World's Oldest Cat

Hold on to your hats! You are not going to believe it when you read the age of this cat from Duluth, Minnesota. We must say, he looks very good for his age.

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Dog drives owner’s car into river

Oops! Charlie the black lab is in trouble after driving his owner’s car into an Idaho river.

And just what was Charlie doing behind the wheel of his owner's car? Click here to read the story.

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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.

  • Pomeranian with skin problems. Help!

    I have a Pomeranian with skin problems -- I adopted him 2 years ago and he was being treated for Mange -- Last year in about May he started with itchy pink red skin oily flaky and hair falling out my vet prescribed numerous medications and medicated shampoo -- nothing worked -- he did skin scrapings and culture growths and never was able to diagnose the problem -- it went away for a few months in Jan - April and returned in May -- Can you help me
    View this blog

  • Tritrchomonas foetus treatments?

    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

  • 4 yr old female Lab, allergic and unhappy

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

    I have a great female lab mix. She is 4 years old, and the most fearful, anxious and unhappy friend I have ever had. She is allergic to environmental stuff and is on antigens and low dose steroids. I recently saw on TV that she can have acupuncture treatment for some of these problems. Can you help us?? Labs done last week are all normal except for a very slightly elevated Alk. Phos.

    Thank you, BVB
    View this blog


Scout and Paws pet food, home alone for the cat and dog. A very clever pet food commercial


Click here to see the video


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