Latest Sarcoptic Mange News

Second injury from Yellowstone bison in three weeks highlights safety challenges
A high-tech method for detecting disease in domestic cattle is helping researchers in Yellowstone National Park learn more about how sarcoptic mange effects gray wolf survival and behavior during the park's long, cold winters. For Paul Cross, a
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Chupacabras are just coyotes with scabies, says biologist
When a photo of a chupacabra appears in the news, it tends to be a shriveled, hairless, canine-looking corpse. According to University of Michigan biologist Barry OConnor, these chupacabra corpses are simply coyotes with sarcoptic mange (a.k.a. scabies).
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Life at 3MPH

The fraternity of extreme adventurers is actually and quite understandably small.  I’ve reduced the reason down to one simple equation – the glory versus the grind.  If glory>grind no. If grind>glory maybe.  There’s grit in there but that’s a conversation for another time.  
Most begin with the finish line in mind and forget about the millions of steps it takes to get there and don’t realize they’re doomed from the very start. 
I’ve crossed paths with hundreds of would be adventurers who wanted to conquer the AT or the PCT, the vast majority of whom succumbed to the algebra but one, I’m happy to say, did not.  My good friend, John Stalls.  
What I can say about this lad is, other than that he walked from coast to coast, is that as a strapping 6’5 tall and ruggedly gaunt man, he’s the poster boy for great adventures.  Even though I’ve walked many more miles than him, when and if I ever get a Wikipedia page, I hope they put John’s picture on it because he looks the part. 
And lives it, too.  Since he completed his cross country journey Johnathan Stalls has built an organization committed to promoting wellness through walking.  Mile by mile his walk to connect has inspired many people in Denver CO and now he wants to expand it to other communities.  John is a man I’d put my money behind and I hope you will support him in his campaign to realize his vision for Life at 3MPH.  
  

THE JOURNEY CONTINUES

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Brandon Williams Poses for Show Your Soft Side Campaign

A nose tackle for the Baltimore Ravens is helping our friends with wet noses stay safe by tackling the problem of dog and cat abuse. Joining in a virtual huddle with such sports stars as linebacker…



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#PawPromise Adoptable Dog of the Week: Moo

Don’t miss this week’s #PawPromise #Adoptable Dog of the Week: Moo!!Click To Tweet Sporting a black and white coat that conjures up images of a Holstein cow, Moo is “udderly”…



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Pet Doctor Barbie and the Pet Food Dude

It’s been a while since I’ve done a Pet Doctor Barbie post. It’s past due for a new episode, yes? I think it’s time for Pet Doctor Barbie to meet one of her self-appointed arch nemeses, Pet Food Dude.

 

Episode 8

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Hi Mrs. Sandford, good to see you and Muffin. It’s been a while!

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I’m really glad you’re doing housecalls now. I want to get Muffin’s bump looked at again.

OK, I’ll just look at my notes here- 1 cm, top of head…mm hmmm… So where we left it one year ago was that you were going to go talk to your husband and then we were going to aspirate it.

b4

Oh….yes. It’s grown quite a bit since then. We really need –

b3

Yes, I wanted to talk to you about that. I’m a bit upset that you didn’t mention last time how his kibble might have caused this.

b8

We don’t really understand why cancer occurs, Mrs. Sandford. The important thing now is to take care of this mass. I’d hate for you to blame yourself because of your food selection.

b6

I don’t blame myself. I blame you. How much do you make from Big Pet Food anyway?

Actually nothing. But aren’t you feeding a boutique brand anyway? You told me last time you were feeding…let me check…organic grain free non-GMO preservative free all natural Wolf Chunks.

b7

Yes, and you told me to stop and to go back to that one full of corn and despair!

Actually, no, I said Wolf Chunks were fine if that’s what you wanted. But about that mass…

b9

I’ve been using turmeric on the advice of Pet Food Dude. Do you know Pet Food Dude? Can I borrow your computer? This guy knows all your tricks.

b11

Sure, have at it. May I ask what tricks you are referring to?

Vaccines. Pet food. You know. Poison. They are full of free radicals that are overpowering the antioxidants and preventing cellular apoptosis no matter how many carrots I add.

Here’s his site. He knows your medicine is a lie and you’re really just after our money.

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I’m going to log on and see what the forums say about your “cancer just happens” line. Oh wait….shoot. My membership is expired. Can you hand me my wallet?

b10

Oh, I think I’ve seen his site. Is he the one who sells supplements and seminars on dog juicing?

Yes! He’s a pioneer. OK, credit card updated, I’m in.

b2

OK, here we go: Have I at any point in the past fed kibble from Big Pet Food or gotten Muffin vaccinated? Yes, 10 years ago. So they say here that this is why he has cancer and it isn’t responding to the turmeric. They also said you would say exactly what you said about it not being their fault, and not to fall for it. What do you have to say to THAT?

Mrs. Sandford, I need to level with you here.

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It really doesn’t matter to me what you’re feeding Muffin. I am glad you care about him and want to do what’s best for him. I do too! I promise! I’m having a really hard time talking to you when you’re typing at someone who is convinced I’m out to hurt you both. Right now I am just really worried about the size of this mass on his head. I think we need to get him in for a full evaluation ASAP.

*tap tap*    I’ll think about it. I haven’t tried coconut oil yet.

May I ask why you even had me come out?

b12

I just wanted this all on DropCam- see it over there? It’ll be on Pet Food Dude’s YouTube tonight. He’s doing a “Vets Revealed” bit. Well, since you didn’t do anything I’m sure you aren’t expecting payment. You can see yourself out.

TO BE CONTINUED….

Pawcurious: With Veterinarian and Author Dr. V

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Latest Mite News

Woodbine 2015: A Dyna-Mite Queen's Plate
The American Triple Crown season has been completed for a month, but the Canadian version is set to get underway on Sunday. First up is the Queen's Plate from Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario. This year marks the 156th running of the race, …
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Absentee landholders asked to start nurseries for mites to biologically
"We want to try and set up landholders that have large infestations that are difficult to manage and we want to set up those places as the nurseries with the mite," he said. "These are people that are short of time and they may not have the knowledge
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A Mugabe meme

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Helline, model

Helline is a Lagotto Romagnolo, an Italian breed.  She lives part of the time in Menton and the rest in Luxembourg. She’s three and a half and as you can see enjoys playing ‘model.’ 

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Latest Flea Prevention News

New York State Program Enhances Awareness Of Invasive Species
The effort to expand awareness about the spread and prevention of invasive species is patterned on an effort that began in the Adirondacks. Invasive species … That's very important now in Lake Champlain with spiny water flea and other species that
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Alameda's Adoptable Pets: Flea season prevention beats cure every time
It's a lot easier to prevent flea infestation than to try to control it after it has occurred. But with so many products on the market, it is hard to know what flea control method is the best fit for you and your pet. To choose a product that will get
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Flea and Tick Prevention Essential in Summer Months, Says Acres Mill
CANTON, Ga., June 14, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Acres Mill Veterinary Clinic is reminding pet owners about the importance of flea and tick prevention for the summer months. The animal hospital carries both topical and oral flea and tick treatments.
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