® | June 3rd 2006 Newsletter
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                        In this issue:

PETS ACT PASSED No Pets Left Behind.
SNAKES AND DRIVING  The news you can't find anywhere else...
I JUST GAVE THE CAT HIS PILL  Now can you drive me to the hospital!
THE RESCUE OF MRS. OLSEN Saving a special dog.
TRAVELING WITH YOUR PET Where to go. What not to forget. 1% of 500,000 is 5000 dead family members.
PRODUCT REVIEW Drinkwell Aqua Garden BOOK REVIEW Willi Whizkas
IS YOUR PET IN PAIN? Pain management in pets.
YOU LOOK LIKE YOUR DOG Latka's Treats Look-A-Like Winners.

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ASK "THE DOG BIBLE" ­ Based on THE DOG BIBLE: Everything Your Dog Wants You To Know by Tracie Hotchner

School's Out! Kids & Dogs

With summer vacation around the corner, you may be thinking of getting a dog for your child (a MUCH better idea than at Christmas time!). If there is a dog in your summer plans, I do hope you'll visit your local shelters and rescue groups to find a deserving soul looking for a safe harbor. But before you do that, it's good to do a check-up of your family situation and make sure your child(ren) is well prepared to share her life with a pooch.

There's one basic problem with kids and dogs: children mostly see the world as being about them ­ they are not very aware of the needs of Others. This is true of all kids when they are toddlers and nursery-school age; many kindergartners tend to be self-centered, too. But as children get a bit older, it's the responsibility of parents to focus their child on the family dog's methods of communicating. For your child's safety, you need her to see things from the pup's point of view so that she can understand how her behavior affects the dog. Most dogs will naturally create distance from a child who is disturbing them, rather than having to go on the offensive, but you still have to teach children a dog's "body sign language" so they respect the signals.

Dogs are not four-legged humans and their methods of communication are entirely different. The "language" of dogs, their body language, has to be taught to children like any foreign language so that signals from the dog are not misinterpreted. It's so important for a child be taught from an early age how a dog thinks, what makes him tick and how to avoid provoking him into unwanted behavior. Ironically, the more that adults treat a dog with affection and dignity, speaking about the dog's feelings and needs, it may be hard for a child to understand that the dog who loves her can also harm her.

Ways You Can Protect Children with Dogs

Children will copy the way adults behave toward a dog, just as they mimic everything around them. To make sure that the children in your dog's life do not raise their voices or their hands to a dog, take care that no adults ever show overt anger or aggression to an animal (displays of aggression to humans are an equally poor example).

* Ironically, visiting children who already own a dog can be at risk because they may be too comfortable ­ making them casual around a dog they don't know. These children probably know nothing about the warning signs and signals that dogs send to other dogs and to people to keep give them some space.

* Kids often aren't taught the way to approach and handle a dog. They may provoke a dog by petting him while he is eating. They may startle a dog who is sleeping. They may want to hug or kiss a dog who naturally experiences these actions as aggressive. It's rare for a young child to be able to see things from another point of view - especially that of a pet. ­ so you have to find a way to get these ideas across.

* An older dog may have little patience. As dogs age, they may feel achy or grumpy part of the time. A senior citizen can have the pain of arthritic joints, eyesight and hearing that are failing, and slower responses. A child can't understand the discomforts of aging, making it even harder for him to understand that a dog wants to be left alone.

* Some children may tease and taunt a dog for fun. Any teasing is ultimately unpleasant for a dog, even if he seems to go along with it at first. Excessive teasing can cause a dog to lash out in frustration. Kids from 9 to 12 years old may experiment with the limits of a dog's tolerance-by restraining the dog and then calling him, by playing monkey-in-the-middle or by getting the dog to bark or growl by holding a toy or treat just out of his reach. Children need to be taught that these games are cruel: one way to do this would be to ask how they would feel if someone did the same thing to them.

* Identify potentially dangerous situations. An adult needs to continually assess possible risks for injury or inappropriate behavior between the dog and the child. Those situations will evolve as a child gets older. By anticipating problems, you can minimize the danger. This may mean that dogs and children should be separated at high-risk times such as birthday parties, when you might want to consider restricting the dog to a locked bedroom - locked so that no child can inadvertently open the door.

* Monitor children's interactions with the dogs if anything changes in the household. Has a new child entered the picture (whether an overnight guest or a child newly adopted into the family)? Is a child or the dog tired, sick or upset? All this can affect the dog's behavior and reactions.

* Take your child to obedience training classes with you and the dog. Depending on how young (and short) the child is, you might want to hold the leash together with the child so that when the child gives a command ("sit," "down" and "come" are the ones he can try most successfully) you also have hold of the leash to reinforce the dog's compliance. However, at the end of the day, the dog has to pay attention to the child (even though you are the one with treats).

* Once the dog does accept and obey commands from the child, the child will automatically be in a higher position than the dog.

* Desensitize your dog to childish interruptions. Without children actually around, you can practice every few days for your dog to accept surprises. When he's eating, put your hand near the bowl and put some treats in with his food and pat him. When he's sleeping, gently wake him up and give him a little rubbing, then leave him alone again. When he's chewing on a toy, slowly take it away from him, give him praise and a treat, then give him back the toy. Don't do any of this too frequently or you'll wear out your welcome, but teaching your dog to happily accept anything a human does around him or to him will prepare him for the random behavior of a child. (It's a good habit to practice even without children in the picture.)

* Grown-ups need to be alert to any situation that creates stress for the child or the dog. Examples can be as simple as a car ride, guests visiting, holiday events and parties, or the arrival of a strange dog. Change can raise anxiety levels for humans and animals - death, birth or an illness in the family, or moving.

* Parents who have difficulty setting safe boundaries for their children's behavior toward the family dog may wind up with a pet who becomes fearful and anxious about that child - and so "on edge" that he may be easily provoked to bite any child.

* Do not expect a child under six to be responsible for a pet or to have a full understanding of the risks involved in handling a dog.

Kids with Special Issues May Have Problems with Dogs

Children with a history of behavior problems are at special risk for safety with a dog. Some of the conditions which can make it more likely for children to have difficulties with dogs are: children with attention deficit disorder, oppositional defiance disorder or conduct disorder - children who are physically or mentally-challenged ­ and children who have been abused or are abusers.

Before you get a dog for children with these issues ­ or if you have a dog and are wondering whether you should consider another home for the dog ­ take into account what a dog's quality of life might be like in a situation in which she has to be constantly monitored, corrected, shut away, etc.. Ensuring that their interactions are safe and healthy with a dog demands a great deal of time and energy from parents, who may already be maxed-out on being vigilant and "hands-on" in various other areas of child-rearing. As you can tell, even with your average child, there are many things to take into consideration with a dog.

Having said all that, there's still no greater way for a child to spend the summer than with her trusty pooch by her side!

{"Ask THE DOG BIBLE..." is a regular column by Tracie Hotchner - Featuring excerpts from her new 700 page encyclopedic book that has been called "a Dr. Spock for dogs." Further information may also be on her website,, where you can email questions.} Copyright 2006 by Tracie Hotchner, All Rights Reserved

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by Special Correspondent Arden Moore

"Hey, Chipper, do you want to go"

When my dog, Chipper, hears that magical word, "go," her ears perk up, her face breaks into a smile, and her bushy tail begins whirling like an oscillating fan.

Go. That two-letter word generates nearly as much excitement in our dogs as "treat." Little wonder. Most dogs were born to ride ­ no matter if the excursion is five-minute trip to the pet supply store for a new toy or a cross-country trek to meet your cousin and his friendly Schnauzer named Buddy.

Since adopting her from a Husky rescue club two years ago, Chipper has been my travel pal. A Golden Retriever/Husky mix, this three-year-old is game for seeing (and smelling) new sights. In addition to the almost-daily rides within 100 miles of our Oceanside, California home, she has mastered planes (no trains), and plenty of automobiles. She can boast of taking limousine rides and hailing dog-friendly taxis, being invited as a canine ambassador to a national cat show in San Mateo, California; braving the Staten Island Ferry; romping in Central Park, and plowing through snow-thick trails at Colorado ski resorts in Breckenridge and Telluride.

I've learned about what to pack and how to ensure the trips are fun and safe. To help me share some savvy travel tips, let me introduce you to Nick Sveslosky, editor-in-chief of Fido Friendly, a national magazine dedicated to on-the-go dogs. His dog, Tasha, a black Labrador retriever with non-stop energy, frequently joins him as he scouts out dog-welcoming places coast to coast.

The pair are based in Tustin, California, but have journeyed by car and by airplane to reach such destinations as Yosemite National Park and a five-star ski resort in Telluride, Colorado. No matter the weather, the ever-resourceful Tasha has managed to find her favorite fetching object ­ tennis balls ­ even in knee-deep snow or in the dense ground cover of a forest.

"Dogs are born travelers and they can make the trip more adventurous," notes Sveslosky. "And, you might even save some money if you can bring your dog along. Boarding your dog can get pricey, especially if you pay for all the perks like extra walk times, a bigger kennel, or day care."

With each issue, Sveslosky and his staff unleash their talents and showcase dog-friendly places. Their realistic reviews tout the doggy perks ­ and concerns ­ about each locale. A recent issue address the best way to hike the Utah Cinematic Trail, participate in the Big Dog Parade and Canine Festival in Santa Barbara, California; relax in a bed and breakfast in West Jefferson, North Carolina; visit the tranquil Affinia Gardens in New York City; revel in an artsy dog park in Palm Springs, and sniff out fun in Sun Valley, Idaho.
"We are truly living in dog-friendly times with more people traveling with their dogs," says Sveslosky. "About 29 million people travel with their pets each year and that number continues to grow."

He urges travelers to pay attention to the weather. Extreme hot or cold can impact your decision to have your dog join you.

"Although most know it, it bears repeating: Never leave your dog alone in your vehicle during warm weather ­ even for just a few minutes," says Sveslosky. "Even if you crack the windows a bit, the temperature inside your car can climb quickly and your dog can develop heat stroke and die."

When traveling with your dog in the hot weather, make sure the air conditioning is on ­ and, consider attaching a small battery-operated fan to your dog's crate for added ventilation. Bring extra water and look for the key sign of dehydration: your dog's tongue is wide, red, and dry.

Before placing your dog on a sidewalk for a needed bathroom outing, test the temperature of the pavement by placing your palm on it.

"If it is too hot for your palm, it will be too uncomfortable for the pads of your dog's feet," warns Sveslosky. "Time your walks during the cooler times of the day, take your dog to shaded areas, or, if he will tolerate them, fit him with booties."

During cold weather, the booties can also shield your dog from harsh ice and salt. You can also coat their pads with a layer of petroleum jelly for added protection.

To prevent your dog from developing an upset stomach on your road trips, stick with his regular food and wait to serve his main meal when you reach your destination. To protect dogs who love sticking their heads out windows, fit them with protective eye gear like Doggles so dirt and other debris can't lodge in their eyes.

Final advice from Sveslosky: book lodging in advance at places that allow dogs and don't try to sneak in your pet.

"All it takes is one bark or someone seeing you taking your dog out for a potty break, and you're busted," says Sveslosky. "By following the rules, we can encourage more places to put out the welcome mat for friendly, well-behaved dogs."

Road Trip Checklist

In addition to the crate or fitting your dog in a canine harness that snaps into the seat belt buckle, dedicate space in your vehicle for a canine travel bag that includes:

An extra leash, collar, and ID tag
Bottled water and bowl
1-2 days supply of food and treats in sealable storage containers
Copy of your dog's health record, including vaccinations
Contact information, including your veterinarian, your information and a backup person's phone number
Favorite toy and chew item
A minimum of a one week's supply of medications and supplements
Grooming tools, including brush, comb and lint removal product
Cleaning items, including paper towels, moist towelettes, and disinfectant spray
Extra doggy poop bags

Learn More

Discover dog-welcoming places throughout North America by pawing through the pages of Fido Friendly: The Travel Magazine for You and Your Dog. To obtain a copy of this quarterly magazine, please visit their Web site: You also have the option to join the Fido Friendly Travel Club. Membership includes a one-year subscription. Discounts and pet amenities at affiliate hotels, products, and services plus monthly e-newsletters

Animal Radio special correspondent Arden Moore is the editor of Catnip, the national award-winning monthly published in cooperation with Tufts University's School of Veterinary Medicine. Arden has also authored more than a dozen books on dogs and cats and can be reached through her Web site:

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Animal Radio® special correspondent Arden Moore is the editor of Catnip, the national award-winning monthly published in cooperation with Tufts University's School of Veterinary Medicine. Arden has also authored more than a dozen books on dogs and cats and can be reached through her Web site:

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The Divine Proportion - An Intuitive Ruler

What does the ratio 1 to 1.618 have to do with animals and peace of mind?

Before I tell you, let me explain what that number is. 1 to 1.618 is known as the Divine Proportion. It is also known as the Golden Mean, the Golden Ratio, and by the Greek letter, Phi. Its cousin, Pi, the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, may be more widely known, but Phi is more intuitively understood. Phi denotes the ratio that results when a line is divided in one unique way to result in 1.618, a ratio so aesthetically pleasing that it evokes a harmony of spirit and order whenever we perceive it, whether we are consciously aware of it or not.

This Divine Proportion in found in everything: animals, people, art, buildings, the stock market. One of the reasons we are attracted to beautiful people is that the proportions of their facial features fall within this special Golden Ratio. Artists and architects have adapted the Golden Ratio as a standard proportion for width in relation to height. The paragraphs in Vergil's Aenied fall into the realm of the Golden Mean, as do the musical compositions of Bach and Beethoven. We see the Golden Ratio in the design of the Greek Parthenon, the Egyptian pyramids, and DaVinci's Last Supper. This Golden Ratio is even believed to act as a motivating influence for order in the stock market. There is something pleasing and agreeable to the eye and psyche about the Divine Proportion, whether it is used intentionally as a foundation for art, design, and financial trading, or simply as an intuitive ruler in appreciation of the aesthetic value and beauty of the world we live in.

The Divine Proportion is found in animals, trees, and all living organisms. In fact, it appears to be part of the blueprint in the design of biological forms. A dolphin exhibits the Golden Ratio in the dimensions of her fin to her tail, her eyes to her fin; we recognize the Divine Proportion in the length and width of a tiger's face; in the placement of a penguin's beak in relation to her height. The Divine Proportion is found in angel fish, ants, moths, peacock feathers, the seeds of a sunflower, pineapples, pinecones, the branching of trees and plants. The spiral form of a sea shell, home to an ocean dwelling animal, radiates this divine proportion, as does the Whirlpool galaxy of the Milky Way. It is found in the features of our cats and dogs, the genealogy of a bee, the mating cycles of rabbits.

Proportion means a part of something in relation to the whole. We may not be on a list of the world's most beautiful people, or have an opportunity to visit the Parthenon or Pyramids. We may feel alone in a chaotic world. But looking at the faces of our beloved animal friends and enjoying the simple forms of beauty found in our own backyard reminds us of the world's unity and our place within it. For we could not recognize the Divine Proportion in others unless it dwells also within ourselves.

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While my initial reaction to this book is that it seems a little raw, and for that very reason, it grows on you as you get captivated with the story told in the "first-cat." It's fun to see the felines "take" on everyday concepts. Willi is full of adventures after he gets fed up with the humdrum. You'll fall in love with Willi.

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ASK THE CAT COACH - Marilyn Krieger
Feline Behaviorist, IAABC, CWA

Ouch! How do I give my cat his pill without losing a finger?

Dear Cat Coach,

I have a large tuxedo male cat named Bruiser that unfortunately has to be medicated twice a day for ten days. He hates being medicated. As soon as he hears me open the cabinet where the pill bottle is kept he disappears for hours. I'm convinced he reads my mind, because all I have to do is think about pilling him and he runs and hides. In the rare instances that I do get a pill down him, he will spit it out with such force that at times the pill bounces against the wall. I have tried mixing it in with his food, and he hates that. Approaching him when he sleeps doesn't work, I've tried wrapping him in a towel and he fights the towel with all of his strength. Up to now he pretty much wins. I can't pill him.
Can you help us?

Dear Pill-challenged,
Many cats are like Bruiser, very hard to pill. You may have to either use a combination of techniques or psychologically outsmart Bruiser in order to get him to comply with the "pill torture". Some medications, such as Metronidazole taste awful and may cause a cat to froth. When giving a cat a pill that tastes bitter, put the pill inside of a gel cap. Coating the pill or gel cap with sardine, tuna juice or butter may also help slip the pill down a reluctant cat's throat. Pill Pockets sometimes work as well. Pill Pockets come in a variety of cat-appealing flavors. In theory, cats will eat the pocket along with the pill. I have one client who has a cat named Dexter that is impossible to pill. She found that Dexter loved the pill pockets, gulps both the pill pocket and pill down in one big happy swallow. I know someone else who tried the pill pocket and the cat in two seconds flat figured out how to remove the pill from the pocket, ate the pocket and projectile spit the pill across the room. There are also pilling devices available that are used to put the pill as far back as possible on the tongue. Again, some people have found them effective, others haven't.

Another way to make pilling a trauma-free event is to change Bruiser's negative association with pilling by desensitization and rewards. Start gradually by first placing your fingers on his mouth as if you're going to open his mouth. Repeat this many times. Each time you place your finger on his mouth and he doesn't fight you, reward him. After he's used to that open his mouth, again rewarding him each time he tolerates the handling. Gradually build up until you can give him a pill. Changing his association with being pilled may take a couple of weeks. It is important to reward him each time you successfully pill him and he behaves.

A friend of mine solved the pilling dilemma he was having with his cat by using psychology. The cat is like Bruiser, impossible to pill. Henry sprinkled the medication in the cat's food, adding tuna to entice the cat. In the past this hasn't worked, the cat avoided the food completely. The cat made it clear that she'd rather starve then eat anything with medication in it. This time Henry tried a different approach that worked. He sprinkled the medication in the food then put the food up on a high shelf. When the cat jumped up to eat her food Henry pulled the food away. He did this a few times, the last time he left the food without pulling it back. The cat was so worried that her food would disappear; she immediately ate all of it, down to the last yummy morsel. I just hope that the cat doesn't outsmart Henry before he can give his cat the full course of medication.

One technique I use is to kneel on the floor and place the cat firmly between my knees with her head facing out. I then firmly grasp her head in one hand, and tilt her head up until her eyes are facing up. This will also loosen her jaw, making it easy to open her mouth by applying a little pressure to the lower jaw. After her mouth is open, I deposit the pill as far back as possible and then close her mouth. It's important to move fast, otherwise there is always the possibility of an unhappy cat biting the hand that pills her. After the pilling, I close her mouth and hold it gently closed so that she can swallow. Some people have found success in encouraging the cat to swallow by stroking the cat's throat, other people blow gently on the nose. The nose blowing has never worked for me. I find that my cats are the most likely to swallow their pills if somehow there's food involved.

I hope this gives you some ideas about pilling your reluctant Bruiser.

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© May 2006 by Marilyn Krieger, All Rights Reserved

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    For 14 days during April/May, Australians have been captivated by the compelling story of survival and ultimate escape of miners Todd Russell and Brant Webb from their 'tomb' 920metres (??feet) underground in a gold mine in Beaconsfield Tasmania. (That's that tiny island at the bottom of the big lump of dirt to the north we call home!)

    By day 11, a side-bar story emerged that intrigued we animal lovers even more - it was about a Labrador named Harley.

    According to the local people Harley's been keeping a vigil for his missing master Todd Russell visiting the mine gates every day since Russell left for work on April 25 and didn't return.

    Journalists and cameramen apparently tried initially to shoo Harley away believing him to be a stray - but locals have been touched by his habit of turning up at the mine and pet lovers will understand why.

    As the world now knows - the two miners were freed after a harrowing 14 days (and you guys in the US will see and hear their story through ABC's Diane Sawyer soon)

    But this got us thinking about dogs and loyalty - are dogs really loyal or just neurotic? - Lassie is certainly loyal and Grayfriars Bobby - -that classic story of a dog who stood watch over his masters grave for 14 years is truly amazing.

    But animal trainer and co-host of Pet Talk Radio! Steve Austin believes what a lot of us see as loyalty is really just dogs being neurotic - they can't stand to be parted from us. They cry or bark when we leave the house, they scratch to get in or escape the yard completely in search of their lost 'masters'

    Perhaps one of the reasons dogs have become neurotic of course is that we often put too many 'human values' on to our pets - it's called anthropomorphism - - especially when it comes to dogs, because we think this will make them love us even more... but in fact the opposite is true.

    Dogs need strong leaders. They like to know that someone is the alpha dog - that's YOU!

    Homo Sapiens (man) and canids (dogs) have a unique contract going back thousands of years - early man needed someone to clean up his neanderthal campsites from Bison, feral pigs, birds etc that man caught to eat...

    Dogs (more likely wolves and jackals then) liked the variety of animals man was capable of capturing and killing for food and in return acted as his guard against predators - both man and beast!

    Both enjoyed each others warmth and company and over time, this bond became normal as dogs slowly became 'domesticated' and we humans accepted them - in fact wanted them to be with us as 'faithful' companions.

    Ok - so that's not a particularly scientific version of events, but it does remind us all where this relationship with our animals started and how it evolved...

    Dogs today are under a lot of pressure from we humans to the point where they are probably on the verge of being 'over-domesticated'. Or should that be 'over-indulged'!

    We buy them bling collars and expensive designer jackets. We have them coiffed and groomed to within an inch of their lives and feed them all kinds of overpriced food designed by so called 'scientists!' We expect them to do things OUR way then euthanize them when they do the wrong thing according to our rules.

    We can read their minds through animal communicators, treat them with acupuncture and Chinese Herbal medicines, and blonde wannabe starlets carry them around in Louis Viton handbags as fashion accessories. (Watch this space when we ask some of those people in a few years time "and do you still have your dog?")

    So back to the point - is your dog really faithful or is it just a bit neurotic? Have a good look at your dog next time it 'plays up'... when it barks inappropriately, or cries or as ours sometimes do 'howl' when you leave the house. Think about what YOU might be doing to cause these problems.. after all, our dogs are just doing what we 'tell them' to do or allow them to do (or get away with!!).

    And if we don't have strict guidelines for our pets - strong rules from strong leaders - then that crying dog is definitely not faithful... just neurotic.

    But don't give up - help is always at hand with the experts on Animal Radio and of course Pet Talk Radio!.... and if it's any consolation, we actually have a neurotic dog ourselves - Cosmo, the 12year old miniature Apricot Poodle - he's one of four dogs we have but our 'first born' so we made all the mistakes on him.

    Cosmo is still work in progress but getting better every day. See... you can teach old dogs new tricks, we're learning from our own radio show every week!!

    Take care & hugs for your pets ­ Brian & Kaye
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    Veterinary Minute with Dr. Jim Humphries

    Pain Management in Pets

    Arthritis and chronic pain are not purely human conditions. Dogs and cats feel pain too and arthritis causes long term pain that can affect your their behavior and activity level. Modern veterinary diagnostics and therapies can offer some hope.

    Pain has many causes. When it happens to your pet friends, it's especially sad. It generates almost the same emotions in us as when our children hurt.

    Arthritis is even more common in dogs than it is in people. One out of every six people, or about 43 million, suffers with some form of arthritis. Compare that to dogs where about 20%, or one in five dogs, feel the pain of arthritis. This number almost doubles in dogs older than 7 years.

    This occurs as both people and dogs and cats grow older. The joints don't function as smoothly and lose some of their ability to lubricate joint movement as time passes.

    Often a pet owner overlooks this pain as simply "the pet is getting older". In fact, some veterinarians believe that over half of all dogs and cats with painful arthritis are going untreated because their owners don't recognize the subtle and insidious symptoms of joint pain.

    "Pet owners should understand that pain can be just as difficult and life changing in pets as it is in people," says Dr. Robin Downing a veterinarian who runs a pain management practice for animals. Dr. Robin Downing is one of only four veterinarians in the world credentialed by the American Academy of Pain Management which has about 6,000 active members ranging from physicians, oriental medicine doctors and nurses.

    "Stiffness and reluctance to move, or unexplained behavioral changes in pets is just not normal. Many owners may pass these signs off as "getting old", but chronic pain is real and today can be managed much better than in years past," notes Downing.

    "The primary problem in pets is osteoarthritis. You will see these both dogs and cats tire easily, dogs may lag behind other dogs, and they will not want to jump or may noticeably limp."

    "I think pain in cats is very under recognized. Cats suffer from arthritis just like dogs. The biggest problem with arthritis is that it is a progressive and degenerative condition. In addition to this main cause, surgical pain and pain from injuries account for most of the problem in veterinary medicine." But Dr. Downing offers some hope; "There are a number of ways we can help these pets live without the nagging stress of chronic pain. Pain we can predict, like surgeries, can be helped with pre-analgesic medications. For other pain, veterinarians are now taking a more multi-modal approach using metabolic analysis, life style changes, nutrition and pharmaceuticals."

    Moderate exercise is recommended to keep pet's weights in a normal range and not add to the stress on already stressed joints. If possible, swimming is a good form of exercise because it is non-weight bearing. Soft warm beds, ramps for getting in the car and elevated dog bowls all help pets with arthritis pain.

    While specialty pain clinics are still rare, now many veterinary hospitals can help with physical therapy and rehabilitation departments and offer advanced modalities such as ultrasound, water treadmills and even wheelchairs.

    Veterinarians also have new generation non-steroid medications that can help. As both cats and dogs may have serious side effects to aspirin and ibuprofen, pain medications should only be prescribed by your veterinarian.

    This new generation of non-steroid medications uses the science of enzyme inhibitors, and they act like many of the new human arthritis medications. Many pets, especially those with chronic and progressive hip dysplasia are getting good relief with these medications especially along with proper home care and physical therapy. One example is called Previcox®.

    Dr. Downing says, "There are many clients that come in thinking their pets are just getting old. After we identify the dog's pain and create a plan to help alleviate that pain, the same client will return and report that same dog is doing things it hasn't done in years. It really makes a difference!"

    Chronic pain can change a person and it can change your pet's personality and interaction with people. Dr. Downing is leading the way for pets to get some real relief from their veterinarians.

    There is now even a specialty group to help organize and train veterinarians in pain management. The International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management is dedicated to improving the identification, prevention and relief of pain in animals. Only 3 years old, this organization will shift this field of study into high gear and all veterinary hospitals and their patients will benefit from it.

    If you are concerned that your pet may be in pain, ask your veterinarian. Gage the doctor's sensitivity to your concerns about this pain and make sure your pets are cared for by a veterinarian who understands and reacts to your concerns about pain.

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    Dr. Jim Humphries is President and News Director of Veterinary News Network.
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    Talk With Your Animals hosted by Joy Turner
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    Not Always What We Think They Are

    Over the years I have received many calls from people regarding the behavior of their animal companions. They want to understand why their beloved animal is acting a certain way. They might think there had been some abuse at some time in the animal's life. Sometimes that it is not the case at all. The following is a great example of this.

    The question was stated as - Reggie is a 7 year old male dog who runs into the bedroom and hides under the bed when the doorbell rings. After a few minutes he will come out and greet the visitor and be friendly. This behavior has been going on his whole life. According to his human, he has never been abused and is not a timid dog in general. He never acts nervous on a leash. It is more like an obsessive habit he has. Doorbell rings ­ runs under the bed ­ listens a couple of minutes ­comes out and acts normal.

    The answer from Reggie was - I talked with Reggie regarding this behavior. He comes across to me as quite a pleasant dog. He confirms that he is very confident in his normal circumstances. When I show him the doorbell ringing and ask what happens for him at that point, it is his opinion that he is sensitive to sounds, especially some sounds. He also would not say he is actually afraid so much as responding to training. When he lets me feel what he is feeling when this happens, it actually feels to me like someone has trained him to go under the bed when the doorbell rings. He has no specific memory of this training, just the behavior. What he shows me when he is lying under the bed, is he is waiting for the proper cue to come out. He gets that apparently when things settle down and all the initial commotion is done. That's his signal to return and say, "Hi." I further discussed using counter conditioning to help him.

    I will also receive calls from people regarding pesky creatures who are roaming around their homes such as mice. They want the mice to leave them alone because the mice are driving them crazy.

    The answer was - As for the mice, they are quite drawn to the energy and feeling of people's agitation. So when someone gets upset about them being there, it only serves to keep them coming back. I know this can be a hard thing to do, but my suggestion in this situation is to stop trying to "get rid" of them and instead welcome them to the area. Then the person can ask the mice to please let him have "this" space (whatever that is) and suggest that they can have "that" space (a place they can be in his opinion). Nothing likes to be pushed against. Pushing most often keeps the other thing pushing back. Receiving that thing and then redirecting it most often works wonders.

    Things and situations are not always what we think they are. No matter how uncomfortable you are with a person, place or thing is, try to look for the gift of it. There is always something positive in everything. As we look for the gift, we will come to a better understanding and become more compassionate. This gift can be our greatest teacher if we are open to it. In doing so, we will grow and become a better human for our animal companions and the rest of the world. The things we learn from very great feeling experiences are wonderful. I've always been told by my Spiritual Guides that the really exponential growth comes from those things that we find hard. That means we are running into an old pattern energetically, emotionally, mentally, or physically. The growth comes in letting go of things we may have held onto for a very long time. And, even though it may feel pretty bad while we're going through the experience, it always feels at least that good once we have learned what there is to learn from it. Be kind to yourself. Cherish all of your experiences and find the good in everything.

    Until next time, I'm Joy reminding you, you can't love your animal companions too much. You can only love them, hopefully, enough.

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    THE RESCUE OF MRS. OLSEN - Animal Ark Shelter

    When we first met Mrs. Olson, it was hard to tell she was even a dog, much less which end was her head and which was her tail. She, along with many other animals abandoned near Red Lake, Minnesota, had been surviving by scavenging at area garbage dumps. It is impossible to say how long she had been living like this. Judging by her condition, however, it had to have been quite a while.

    Mrs. Olson was live trapped, as were many other free-roaming dogs and cats, during a rescue mission Animal Ark helped to coordinate earlier this year.

    Though her condition was very bad, she turned out to be one very lucky poodle!

    Once in the hands of Animal Ark staff and volunteers, work began to restore Mrs. Olson's health and vitality, a process that began in Red Lake, Minnesota, and continued for several weeks after she was brought to Animal Ark shelter in Hastings.

    The first step was simply to remove all of her filthy, matted and flea-infested fur to reveal a dog suffering from severe fleabite dermatitis. The poor girl must have been miserable!

    As uncomfortable as her matted fur must have been, it had, at least, prevented her from scratching her skin and making the dermatitis even worse. With her fur gone, she kept wanting to scratch her itchy skin.

    Being far from civilization, Animal Ark's Dr. Charlie had to improvise a special collar to keep her from biting her legs. He used a discarded coffee can that he padded with cotton on the inside. This coffee can collar (for which Mrs. Olson was named) kept her from doing more damage to her skin while her long recovery began.

    After weeks of care, including blood work, medications, baths, and, naturally, a spay surgery, Mrs. Olson blossomed into a healthy, vibrant senior dog with a personality so full of gratitude it is hard to express.

    She quickly won the hearts of people and other animals because of her gentle nature and playful spirit.

    Mike Fry, Executive Director Animal Ark No-Kill Shelter
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    Animal Minute with Britt Savage

    Snakes and Driving Don't Mix

    An East Naples man learned the hard way that driving a car and playing with a pet at the same time isn't a good idea. Especially when that pet is an agitated snake. Courtland Page Johnson, 30, was driving his PT Cruiser on Golden Gate Parkway when the pet snake he had wrapped around his neck attacked his face, Naples police officials said.
    An onlooker, Charles Page, told police Johnson was driving erratically and had crashed into several roadwork barricades. Page said Johnson had a snake in his hand at the time of the crash. Johnson was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of a crash, and he was taken to the Naples Jail Center. Police estimate the damage caused by Johnson to be about $1,000.

    According to police reports, Johnson initially told police he had crashed into another car that had stopped short in front of him. After a series of questions, Johnson admitted to panicking behind the wheel once his pet snake bit him. Police do not know why Johnson was driving with his pet snake around his neck or the extent of his injuries.

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    The HSUS Urges Senate Action on Critical Disaster Legislation for the Benefit of People and Animals

    WASHINGTON (May 22, 2006) - The Humane Society of the United States lauded the U.S. House of Representatives for tonight's passage of the Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards (PETS) Act, H.R. 3858, which requires state and local emergency management agencies to make plans that take into account the needs of individuals with pets and service animals in the event of a major disaster or emergency. The legislation passed by a vote of 349 to 24.
    "The House of Representatives has taken an important step in ensuring that Americans will never again be forced to make an impossibly difficult choice: leave their animal behind while they flee a disaster or take their chances by staying in a disaster-stricken area with their pet," said Wayne Pacelle, HSUS president and CEO.
    Representatives Tom Lantos (D-CA) and Christopher Shays (R-CT) introduced the bill in the U.S. House of Representatives a few weeks after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, stranding thousands of animals who were abandoned during the storm and endangering people who would not leave their beloved companions. The PETS Act requires that local and state emergency preparedness authorities include plans for pets and service animals in disaster plans. Those agencies must submit these plans to qualify for grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
    The HSUS expressed its gratitude to Reps. Lantos and Shays for authoring the bill, and to House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Don Young (R-AK); Ranking Member James Oberstar (D-MN); Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management Subcommittee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA); and Committee Member Ben Chandler (D-KY) for supporting the bill and helping it move through to passage.
    "The faces of the men and women stranded in the Gulf Coast flooding will be forever etched in my mind," said Rep. Tom Lantos. "The images of little children with nothing in the world other than the shirts on their backs still disturb me at night. But I cannot help but wonder how many could have been spared the wrath of the hurricanes if only they could have taken the family pet. Today Congress has taken an important step toward ensuring that nobody has to make that choice ever again."
    A version of the legislation introduced in the Senate (S. 2548) by Senators Ted Stevens (R-AK) and Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) includes several additional provisions, such as granting FEMA the authority to assist in developing the household pet and service animal disaster plans, and authorizing federal funds to help create pet-friendly evacuation shelters and to provide assistance for household pets and service animals following a major disaster.
    HSUS disaster experts say that evacuations would run more smoothly if pets are included in pre-disaster planning. A recent Zogby International poll found that 49 percent of adults say that they would refuse to evacuate if they could not take their pets with them.
    "The human horror and devastation in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama was a tragedy we need to address, but it was also heartbreaking to hear stories of forcing evacuees to choose between being rescued or remaining with their pets," said Rep. Shays. "This bipartisan legislation is necessary because, when asked to choose between abandoning their pets or their own personal safety, many pet owners choose to risk their lives and remain with their pets."

    Passage of the PETS Act coincides with the release today of the forecast for the 2006 Atlantic hurricane season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting a very active hurricane season, with 13 to 16 named storms, including eight to 10 hurricanes and four to six major hurricanes.
    Non-profit organizations such as The HSUS, ASPCA, Louisiana SPCA and countless local animal control agencies and individuals from across the country rescued 10,000 animals in Louisiana and Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina.
    "Saving animals from the effects of a disaster requires planning by individuals and by government agencies," said Pacelle. "It's important to have pets included in government disaster and evacuation planning, but responsibility still lies primarily with individual families to plan ahead and be prepared. If it's not safe for you, it's not safe for your pets."
    The Humane Society of the United States is the nation's largest animal protection organization representing more than 9.5 million members and constituents. The non-profit organization is a mainstream voice for animals, with active programs in companion animals and equine protection, disaster preparedness and response, wildlife and habitat protection, animals in research and farm animal welfare. The HSUS protects all animals through education, investigation, litigation, legislation, advocacy, and field work. The group is based in Washington and has numerous field representatives across the country. On the web at
    From Nell Liquorman

    An open letter to Louisiana's Governor Blanco, Commissioner Le Blanc and Senators

    Abandoning everything that you own, all you have worked for, life as you know it, all your everyday joys, that is real emotional trauma. If you live in a flood zone and a hurricane comes, all your choices are gone with the wind. It is not unlike having all your American liberties taken from you, and your very roots to the earth severed.

    For many people, pets are much more than animals that live in the house. They are family; they are all the emotional support that some people have. Please don't add guilt to this devastating mix by forcing your citizens to leave their pets behind. Many will choose to die with their pets rather than make a heartbreaking choice. A pet is a lifetime commitment for the life of the animal, and animal lovers take this commitment very seriously. For these people, leaving a pet behind during a hurricane is like abandoning a child. Is this something to be encouraged?

    Abandoning an unwanted pet is not acceptable in many states, so how can a state possible make abandonment mandatory in an emergency?

    Louisiana is still in America, being able to save your pet from disaster should not just be for the elite few. Please make the saving of as many lives as possible be the order of the day.

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