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Evamist warning affects small children, pets

Posted by Metro kat on Thursday, July 29, 2010, In : Product advisory 
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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Help pets stay stress-free this Fourth

Posted by Taxi on Thursday, June 17, 2010, In : News 
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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Non profit offers free discount perscription cards to families including pets

Posted by Taxi dog on Wednesday, April 7, 2010, In : News 

The National Association of Counties (NAC0) a non-profit organization advocating for counties and their residents across America has partnered with CVS Caremark to offer a discounted drug program to Americans.

The discount applies to any member of your family including pets when veterinary prescriptions are presented.

The NACo Prescription Discount Card Program lets any American download a discount card that automatically earns on average a 24% discount of prescription drugs at more than 6...


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Critter Christmas

Posted by Metro k on Thursday, December 17, 2009, In : Media 

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Hungry Bowl Food Drive

Posted by Metro kat on Wednesday, December 16, 2009, In : Events 

The Hungry Bowl Pet Food Drive has collected so much food for pets in need in such a short time starting December 1 that we've decided to extend the collection through December 25.

Our partner Marge from Luv All Creatures has been bagging it up and counting the totals which change with each passing day - to date the community has donated nearly 1400 pounds of cat and dog food.
 


Thanks to all who so generously donated and to the special people and businesses who are giving their time not to me...


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And it rained

Posted by Metro k on Tuesday, November 10, 2009, In : Taxi dog tales 



One hundred and fifty people showed up for a home cooked meal and it rained, lightly at first and then harder as twilight became dark.
 


They were lined up even before the arrival of the vans bringing the food, patiently waiting while a score of volunteers set out the serving line and enough warm food to feed a small army...and it rained

We brought forty meals Monday, one cup servings each in paper lunch bags: twenty cat meals and twenty dog meals.
One of the volunteerrs agreed to set up at the e...


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Carnival of the Dog Bloggers

Posted by Taxi dog on Wednesday, November 4, 2009, In : Media 

Just in time for the holiday season it's Carnival of the Dog Blogs edition 6. First off from Online Veterinary Technicial Schools'  Mrs. Laughton a little dog history, Top 10 Presidential Pets: The Nation’s First Dogs and Cats



Nearly every president of the U.S. has had at least one pet. Animals provide us with affection and comfort, and many presidents have enjoyed the companionship of the animal world... But the most popular pets, as one might expect, are dogs and cats.

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National Cook for your Pet Day

Posted by Taxi dog on Tuesday, October 27, 2009, In : Critter care 

That's right, November 1st is National Cook for Your Pets Day, We don't know if that is an official Day like St. Swithen's Day or Leif Erikson Day which just happens to coincide with the Last Day of Sukkot the Hebrew seven day celebration also know as the Feast of Booths but just the same National Cook for your Pet Day has its own website and presumably lots of fans who can't wait to see what culinary delights their parents will serve up.



Now before you go all Iron Chef on your critters a few ...


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Domestic abuse hurts us all

Posted by Metro k on Thursday, October 1, 2009, In : Child animal bond 

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Nationally it is estimated that 1 in 4 women will experience domestic partner abuse in her lifetime.
 


This is an appalling statistic particularly when you factor in the collateral damage inflicted on children who often are witness to the abuse and worse wind up on the receiving end more often than not. An abuser is as likely to extend his behavior to include his children even household pets in an escalating cycle of violence and abuse all design...


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Of cats and carry ons

Posted by Metro k on Tuesday, September 29, 2009, In : News 

For those of us who choose to make animals a welcome part of our homes and families vacation usually means a leisurely road trip, perhaps a stay-cation or Dog forbid a boarding kennel and all the guilt that goes with that.



Now Southwest Airlines has an alternative, the 'I can take my buddy on board fare' or 'Who's that doggy in the window seat.'

The program as one would imagine comes with many ifs, ands and wherefores but still offers the furry traveler the luxury of basic 21st century ai...


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National Dog Bloggers Carnival

Posted by Taxi dog on Tuesday, August 4, 2009, In : Events 



Welcome to the fifth National Dog Bloggers Carnival sponsored by Nancy Houser and Way Cool Dogs. This month the carnival is brought to you by Taxi dog (that’s me) and For Paws Hospice so sit back and enjoy the ride ... we’ll have you there in no time!

 

Step right up. Step just in!

One look to see is all it takes.

Dawwgie, dawwgie.

C’mon in, you’ll see, you’ll win.

They say first impressions last forever so we’ll get this out of the way first off.

Dealing with bad breath in do...


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PAWS Pets in Women’s Shelters

Posted by Taxi dog on Sunday, June 28, 2009, In : Abuse 

Pets and Women’s Shelters (PAWS)™ Program Provides On-Site Housing for Pets, Giving Victims More Reason to Leave Abusive Homes

The American Humane Association's new  PAWS™ program links the dual problems of violence against women and children with animal abuse and violence. PAWS is the first national initiative to promote on-site housing of pets at women’s shelters and to acknowledge the human-animal bond, whi...


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Emergency planning for pets

Posted by Taxi dog on Saturday, June 27, 2009, In : Critter care 

Emergencies can happen and it is best to be prepared.  Whether your concern is tornados or hurricanes or other natural disasters, it's important to take precautions for your pets. Here are some tips to help you care for your pets, dogs and cats during stressful emergency situations.  

Know where to go:Not all emergency shelters accept pets - and animal shelters and boarding kennels often have limited space. Contact local humane societies or local chapters of the American Red Cross for a lis...


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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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