Taxi is on the road

January 23, 2011


Taxi dog and the Sacramento Bee have made a connection and now you can read all about it at Sac Paws, the premier pet community resource in central California.

For Paws Hospice is pleased to be a partner blog of the Bee; now we have two great cities to call home Tampa Bay and Sacramento.

Please visit the Taxi dog blog and join our community of pet families and For Paws working to keep pets and their families together.

 

Welcome to Taxi dog's blog

December 23, 2010
To all our new readers from Sacramento Connect Extranet welcome.

Just a word of explanation then please take some time and explore. Yes, we're located in Florida which is a lot like CA but with more beaches and alas, fewer vineyards. To be more accurate, we're in Tampa Bay with all its rich heritage of spanish exploration, Cuban cigars and people who get excited about their pets; like Sacramento we have lots and lots of dogs here.

I work for For Paws Hospice, at least that's who pays the bills ...
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Standards of care in animal shelters

December 18, 2010

December 6, the Association of Shelter Veterinarians released “Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters,” a document that the organization calls "the first comprehensive report of its kind."

Among the contributors to this two-year project are Doctors Kate Hurley and Sandra Newbury of UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Hurley directs the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program. Newbury works for the program as the national shelter medicine extension veterinarian, and she is ...


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Tug-o-war

October 19, 2010
Beauregard has a new friend he met in hospice, Dobby. Dobby is recovering at hospice from an injury received shortly after birth. The three month old chihuahua has lots of play in him and needed someone to work off all that energy; at 95 pounds and recently rescued from life as a chained dog the German shepherd needed a friend as well. Now they have each other and that's the best therapy we know. Taxi d


   
 
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Experts urging equine vaccination

September 7, 2010
Eastern Equine Encephalitis and West Nile Virus risingAnimal Health Experts Warn Horse Owners About Early Danger Signs of Widespread Mosquito-Borne Diseases

NEW YORK, Sept. 7 -- Animal health experts warn that fatal cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis and West Nile are being reported in numerous states, even in areas where activity has been low for several years. This follows a rise in the early warning signs of mosquito-borne diseases that include Eastern Equine Encephalitis, West Nile...


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Pet wheels - the gift of mobility

August 15, 2010

Red is a "runt" pit that was rescued from a closet, locked there by youngsters who tried to hide him from their parents, Red still can't stand being locked up. The family that rescued Red has three other dogs all rescues, all hurt in some way; but Red doesn't mind he has brothers and sisters.






Now another situation threatens to lock Red up once again, Red has a debilitating arthritis and a cracked vertebra that may condemn Red to isolation from family walks and backyard romps; Red needs...

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Evamist warning affects small children, pets

July 29, 2010
FDA Advisory: SILVER SPRING, Md., July 29 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning that inadvertent exposure to Evamist through skin contact with patients using this product has the potential for adverse effects in children and pets.

Evamist contains estradiol, an estrogen hormone, and is used in women to reduce hot flashes during menopause. The drug is sprayed on the skin between the elbow and wrist, on the inside of the forearm. 

The FDA currently is reviewing reports of adverse ev...

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Veterinary Rx discount grant program

July 21, 2010

We published the following article earlier this year but it deserves repeating.



The National Association of Counties
in partnership with Caremark, corporate owner of CVS Pharmacies has established a grant program to fund discounts on prescription medications to American Families who are either uninsured or underinsured.

The discount card automatically earns on average a 24% discount of prescription drugs at more than 6000 locations across the country.

We contacted the NACo office in Washington,...


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For Paws Hospice now on GoodSearch

June 17, 2010
Here's a new easy, way to help For Paws Hospice care for animals in need. Just start using Yahoo! powered GoodSearch.com as your search engine and they'll donate about a penny to your favorite cause every time you do a search! 
 
In addition, do all of your shopping through their online shopping mall, GoodShop.com, where you can shop at more than 900 top online retailers and a percentage of your purchases will go to the charity or school of your choice. You pay the same price as you normally wo...
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Help pets stay stress-free this Fourth

June 17, 2010
Natural Pet Remedies help pet anxiety from fear of fireworks and other sounds associated with summer.

June 17 - The sounds of summer are in the air and for most, this means relaxation and music to our ears. But for your pet, the louder noises that accompany warm weather -- thunderstorms, fireworks, unfamiliar guests -- are often a source of pet anxiety.


 
Fears of fireworks and other loud noises are not uncommon for your pet. Dogs often express their fear with destructive behavior such as barkin...
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Beezer and Boomer                             by Doug Koktavy... Learning comes from the animal not the other way around. 

The author has generously donated a portion of the sales of this book to For Paws Hospice to help other pet families in need.

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