WARNING: Three million pets at risk of flea misery – PDSA top five tips
Milder winters and widespread central heating have seen the UK flea population swell in recent years, say PDSA vets. But proactive action by pet owners can easily prevent infestations and stop millions of cats and dogs across the country from suffering. Read more on MK News
Rats are exonerated as reservoir hosts for the Black Death
Shortly after Alexandre Yersin's discovery, in the l890s, of the bacillus that caused the European plague pandemics, the accepted medical understanding was that plague was transmitted to humans from fleas infesting black rats; infected fleas thus … Read more on BMC Blogs Network (blog)
Thank you so much for posting this inspiring space! I am in the process of building kennels in a barn space on our 18 acre property for rescue. Boy and I excited and terrified at the same time! We are purchasing our barn from barn pros – are your kennels the lucky dog kennels that can be purchased off of amazon? What size are they? We originally intended to create the kennels similar to a horse stall but your thoughts on an open concept kennel are making me rethink our plan. I am concerned about noise pollution due to barking but I can also see how dogs would find comfort in the visual interaction that comes with open space. So many questions, sorry! You are incredible, thank you for all that you do. Leah Klein BAD RAP Blog
We adore Tracie Hotchner for her expert advice, passion for pets, and outspoken opinions. What do you think of this one? As always, we love to read your comments!
Keep your dog in the back of the car when you are driving! Most importantly, keep a small dog off your lap whether you are the driver or the front seat passenger. I have been advocating this safety measure for years, beginning with advice in “The Dog Bible” and continuing on the air on my radio shows.
I have explained that a dog in the front of a car will become a projectile in the case of even a minor crash, with a little dog in jeopardy of being thrown against the dashboard, smashed against the windshield. A small dog will even be propelled out the window if held in someone’s lap with the window down – because the impact will cause them to let go and depending on where the vehicle is hit, the force will send the dog flying out to its death.
I’ve explained that a dog on your lap in the front seat in the event of a front-end collision runs the risk of devastating injury if he is hit by the airbag, especially in the tight space on a driver’s lap when the bag comes out of the steering wheel.
She is also a renowned pet radio host and producer, having spent 7 years on the Martha Stewart Channel of Sirius/XM with CAT CHAT® and even longer with her award-winning NPR radio show DOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) that continues to broadcast in the Hamptons and the Berkshires. Her most recent accomplishment is the pet talk radio network she has created on the Internet called The Radio Pet Lady Network.
In 1953 Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay accomplished what many people thought impossible — they scaled Mount Everest, the tallest mountain on Earth. Besides all of the things that would keep me from trying an Iditarod run, climbing Everest also involves avalanches, lack of oxygen, falls from peaks, and instant death. Add to that the fact that I get altitude sickness on a stepladder and don’t like standing in line. Although the climb gets safer… The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
In our beginning-of-year reader survey back in January, many of you commented that you’d like to see more “Essley posts.” And last week, I received two separate emails from readers asking why I don’t post about her more. So I wanted to explain a little about why those type of posts continue to be so few and far between.
Essley is, without a doubt, the most important thing in my life and the area where the vast majority of my time and energy is focused. Because of this, I think about posting about her pretty much everyday – but I’m consistently torn between a desire to share (because I just love her so freaking much) and a desire to vehemently protect her life from the internet. I’ve talked in the past about lessons learned regarding just how how easy (and common) it is for photos of people’s children to be used by others online, often in ways that can be unfavorable. And as she’s grown, I’ve definitely become more guarded about sharing too much. That said, you guys are more than my readers – you’re also friends. I’m proud of my little bean and I do want to be able to share occasional bits and piece, both here and over here. It important to me for Bubby and Bean to be genuine, and even though I don’t post a ton of personal content on this blog – especially when it comes to my daughter – I don’t want it just read like a magazine without a face or real life behind it. I think the key is creating a healthy (and cautious) balance.
Thank you guys for understanding. And thank you for letting me share from time to time as well. The photos above are some of my recent favorite shots of my sweet Essley Morgan, who is growing into a little lady faster than I keep up. These are all just quick pictures I’ve captured on my phone over the last few weeks on our adventures. We have so much fun together, and she is my #1 inspiration behind just about everything I do. I couldn’t possibly love her more.
The app PocketSuite has recently been added to listing of each pet sitting business. The latest update is that pet sitters can now accept Apple Pay from an iPhone 6 client. The official statement is below:
Apple Payfor Dog Trainers
PocketSuiteis the quickest and most affordable way for you to get paid for the services you offer.
And now PocketSuite has teamed up withApple Payto give your clients the most secure and convenient way to pay you. Using PocketSuite, your customers can now pay any invoice and confirm any job with Apple Pay!