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According to Native
when a person dies s/he will come to a bridge that leads to Heaven.
At the head of that bridge waits every animal that this person
encountered during his/her lifetime.
The animals, based upon what they know of this person, decide which humans
may cross the bridge.... and which are turned away.
you know which plants are toxic to dogs?
Click HERE to find out!
with allergies to dogs appear to fall into two categories. Either
they are allergic to the hair, or the dander/oils on the dog's
In spite of the fact that some dogs are promoted as being
'non-shedding' - ALL dogs shed to some extent. The non-shedding
dogs simply keep the shed hair in their coats rather than dropping
it all over the house.
So regular brushing of the non-shedding
dogs will get rid of this hair and greatly reduce or eliminate the
suffering of the allergic owner.
Dogs that have done well with
allergy sufferers are long-haired, short-haired, and hairless!
Here they are:
Black Russian Terrier
Chinese Crested Dog
Coton de Tulear
Irish Water Spaniel
Kerry Blue Terrier
Portuguese Water Dog
Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier
Remember to spend some
time at the breeders to test out your allergies before you commit
to a particular dog.
Some 39% of pet owners say they have
more photos of their dog
than of their spouse or significant other!
Just About Pets
Wellness Centre Inc.
B 2030 Abbotsford Way
Abbotsford, BC V2S 6X8
G 913 Brunette
Scoop on "poos"
CanaDogs.com is a
website devoted to the interests of purebred dogs in Canada.
However, I do get
questions from people who are trying to locate breeders of breeds such
as "maltipoo", "cockapoo", and even "goldenpoo"
and "schnoodle". These dogs are not purebred animals. They are
mixes. Generally speaking, anything that ends in "-poo" is a
Let me tell you why I
don't think mixing breeds is a good idea. All
dogs were bred for a specific purpose, whether it is hauling freight,
driving cattle, killing vermin, or being a companion. Depending on what
their original function was, they have a personality and temperament
that has adapted to that function. For example, when you buy a Doberman
Pinscher puppy you can be reasonably sure that as an adult he's going to
be naturally protective of you and wary of strangers. Similarly, when
you purchase a Corgi puppy, you won't be surprised when as an adult, he
may try herding the other family pets, or the kids, or even cars! When
you start mixing breeds, the resulting dog loses that element of
predictability as far as its temperament goes.
Obviously, I'm not
talking about individual personality traits that specific dogs may or
may not have, regardless of breed such as excessive shyness, aggression,
love of water, etc. When you buy a Sporting dog you know it's probably
going to demand lots of attention and be in-your-face. When you buy a
Terrier - you're getting a big dog personality in a small dog body and
an animal who won't back down from a confrontation. With mixes, you
simply don't know what to expect. Problems with temperament and
behaviour are the number one reason people end up giving up their dogs.
Another reason for not
mixing breeds is health-related. Most, if not all, dog breeds have
certain genetic predispositions that may make them prone to contracting
various health problems. If you think you don't need to see the vet if
you buy a cross-breed, think again. Cross-breeds are no more healthy
than purebreds. In fact, Dr. George Padgett, an expert on canine
genetics, confirmed that cross-breeds have the same genetic diseases as
the original parent breeds. In a January 1997 article in Dog World
magazine, he further stated that his files contain information on 102
genetic defects identified in mongrel dogs. This is more than double the
number of genetic defects identified in the American Cocker Spaniel, for
When you buy a purebred, you can research which health
defects you should be on guard for and ensure you purchase from a
breeder who has shown that these health problems do not exist in their
line. You get a written health guarantee. Again, mixing dog breeds may
produce an animal with multiple health problems that may not show up
until many months or many vet bills later.
Buying mixed-breed dogs
also encourages the practice of backyard breeding by people who don't
know much or anything about dogs. Many of these poor souls are kept in
dreadful conditions and end up in pet stores - not a good environment
for a young puppy who is often taken from its mother too soon. A puppy
should be first with its mother and then with its new family - not stuck
in a pet store cage. Many will end up at the SPCA.
If you are determined
on a mixed breed,
please rescue one of the too-many lost souls found at your local SPCA.
Toxic to Dogs!
found in sugarless gum has been linked to at least one dog death
Detergent gave one dog severe burns requiring sedation and treatment
over several days. The dog chewed his way into the detergent which
then spilled into his crate. He was found bleeding after being in
the detergent for several hours.
sold by many home
improvement centres, contains a lethal ingredient called
"Theobromine". It smells like chocolate and is the
ingredient that is used to make all chocolate -- especially dark
or baker's chocolate -- which is toxic to dogs also. A dog that
ingested a quantity of garden mulch made from cacao bean shells
developed severe convulsions and died 17 hours later. Analysis of
the stomach contents and the ingested cacao bean shells revealed
the presence of lethal amounts of theobromine.
as mentioned above, the toxic
ingredient in chocolate is Theobromine. The dark or semi sweet
baker's chocolate is particularly dangerous for your dog. Keep all
sweets and chocolate out of reach!
are severely toxic. As few as 7
can cause vomiting, acute kidney failure, and death. Please don't
feed these to your dog as a treat.
Poisoning Disease is a potentially fatal condition seen in dogs
that eat certain types of raw fish. Salmon and other fish that
swim upstream to breed can be infected with a relatively harmless
parasite called Nanophyetus salmincola. However, the parasite
itself can be infected with an organism called Neorickettsia
helminthoeca. It’s this microorganism that causes salmon
untreated, death usually occurs within fourteen days of eating the
infected fish. Ninety percent of dogs showing symptoms die if they
are not treated.
poisoning occurs most commonly west of the Cascade mountain
range,” says Dr. Bill Foreyt, a veterinary parasitologist
at Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.
He adds, “Canids (dogs) are the only species susceptible to
salmon poisoning. That’s why cats, raccoons and bears eat raw
fish regularly with out consequence.”
of salmon poisoning occur within 6 days and include vomiting,
of appetite, fever,
diarrhea, weakness, swollen lymph nodes, and
warning from one of our web visitors.....
On the way back from the Dobe National this year, I was walking
one of the dogs at the airport waiting for the owner to return our
rental car when the dog decided to throw up.....I was shocked to
see a mass of green rubber-like material and immediately called
the owner. The mass looked like something you would see in the pad
under a carpet. I was assured the dog did not shred anything...and
that the only thing the dog had been given to eat recently was a
"Greenie"...one of those formed green dog treats that
look like a toothbrush.....I couldn't believe one of those pressed
dog treats would reconstitute into what looked like a mass of foam
Well, after getting home my friend did an experiment....cut up one
of those things and soaked it in water overnight....low and behold
a mass of foam rubber junk! Certainly NOT digestible! We
both made a note to never feed those things again...and then last
night in the Seattle area the local KIROTV newscast did a piece
on...you guessed it GREENIES! A whole story about how dogs are
DYING from blockages after eating those stupid things! Turns out
they are NOT 100% digestible!
gum (active ingredient - xylitol)
causes dogs to secrete insulin so their blood sugar drops very
is quickly followed by liver failure. If that occurs,
even with aggressive treatment, it can be difficult to save
Want to see more of
your favourite dogs? Check out these movies and TV shows to see them
Bound II: Lost in San Francisco
Basset (comic strip)
Trek: Enterprise (TV)
and Peace (Borzoi hunt)
Love at First Bite (cameo)
Legend of the Fall (cameo)
with Children (TV)
Good As It Gets
Wizard of Oz
(Black and Tan)
Littlest Hobo (TV and Movie)
Bound II: Lost in San Francisco
Doo (TV comic)
Truth About Cats and Dogs
Bound II: Lost in San Francisco
to Hart (TV)
2: Pig in the City
Shaggy Dog, The Shaggy D.A., The Return of The Shaggy Dog
Chitty Bang Bang
The Biggest Dog in the World
Don't Eat the Daisies