Posted: 29 Sep 2010 03:42 PM PDT
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While regular testing conducted did not detect the presence of Salmonella in any packages of this product, random sample testing conducted by FDA did indicate the presence of Salmonella.
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The problem, it seems, has gotten worse. Occasionally over the years, she (I think it's her...) would urinate on the bed for what seems to be no apparent reason, maybe once every month or two.
However, now there has been urine on the bed yesterday and today.
Your advice was to get at least one more litter box but the only place we could put it would be downstairs a the spare bathroom. However, the reality is, the cats really rarely go downstairs except to eat so I don't think it would occur to them to use it.
I thought maybe it was the arm & hammer baking soda cat litter deodorizer (which again, I have used for years) so I didn't use that when I changed the cat box yesterday. I also thought maybe to change the litter more frequently - I scoop daily but admittedly have been a little lazy about completely changing it out - doing it around 1 time a month.
Also, per your advice, yesterday I purchased a pheromone diffuser and plugged it in in the bedroom, given that this is where she urinates on the bed,(thank goodness we keep a vinyl shower curtain
Anyway, long story longer, my husband just came home from work and there was urine on the bed.
I do have an "appointment" to speak with Joy Turner this coming Saturday and hoping there might be some light shed there, but was wondering if you had any other advice?? Really looking for a low-cost option here.
Dr. Debbie: Dear Jodi, Ugh, I'm really beginning to fear that you could actually have a medical problem going on. If this behavior only happened when there was travel, I might look at behavioral causes as a main cause. Now that it is happening at other times - it speaks more of a possible medical cause. I definitely suggest having her examined and some tests done. Normally the medical workup would include a urinalysis, abdomen x-rays and basic blood work - but if you were cost conscious, then I'd at least start with the urinalysis.
Dogfather Joey Villani on 'Anal Glands'
It may not be the most comfortable subject to talk about, but it's important that dog AND cat guardians know about these smelly organs
Even though Anal Glands are not necessarily part of Joey's regular grooming tips, it is something you need to look out for and make sure that your groomer is doing.
Joey states that he gets excited about anal glands. He explains this by recalling when he was teaching grooming and they had a line of tubs against the wall. When you became en expert at expressing these glands, you could actually shoot them at someone grooming at the next tub. This was especially fun to do to the new groomers!
What are anal glands? Dogs have two of these glands, one gland on each side of the anus, which contain a foul smelling liquid.
They are scent glands that dogs use to mark their scent. Before dogs were domesticated, it was believed that dogs once used these glands in the same fashion a skunk would, and spray someone or something as a defense mechanism.
With dogs being domesticated, and with the foods that we food them, a lot of dogs (especially small dogs) have a problem releasing their anal glands. Normally these are expressed automatically when a dog passes his stools. When they aren't released, they will fill up like a balloon and rupture, which can lead to an infection.
Have you ever soon your dog scooting his bottom along the rug? Nine times out of ten they are trying to relieve these glands themselves. This applies some pressure and sometimes this will release them, unfortunately all over your rug!
If you don't know what you are doing, please have a professional groomer or your veterinarian express your dog's anal glands on a regular basis.
All dogs were originally put into government custody and lingered there for quite some time under the assumption that they all would be euthanized when the trial was done.
However, there was a lot of public outcry to do something to save these dogs. As a result, an ASPCA-led team evaluated each and every one of the 51 Pit Bulls taken off the property. They found a few hardened fighters, but many more lovable, friendly creatures desperate for compassion. These dogs were given a second chance. One of the things good to come out of this case in general for fighting dogs, is that you can't look at them as a group.
Out of the original 51 dogs, two dogs died while they were in government custody. Two were euthanized because one was badly injured and the other had lost it mentally. This left 47 dogs.
The remaining 47 dogs were placed into 4 categories: 1. Sanctuary dogs, which needed a certain level of professional care for life; 2. sanctuary dogs, which needed temporary professional care; 3. foster dogs, which went into foster homes with qualified, pet guardians (most of them have been adopted); and 4. law dogs.
The Million Dollars that Michael Vick was ordered to pay for his restitution and their care made all this possible.
The ultimate success story of these dogs is Leo. Leo went into a small rescue called Our Pack in California. Leo showed a lot of the signs (as the other dogs did) with fear issues and was completely unsocialized. Leo had never lived in a home and had to get used to stairs and other basic things required living in a home.
Leo went into a house that had three other Pit Bulls. The guardian doesn't take all of the credit for Leo's success, as she feels that Leo was able to use her other dogs as a model and the other dogs helped shaped their new entry. Three months later, Leo became a Certified Therapy Dog, going into schools and nursing homes.
Is there a silver lining for fighting dogs surrounding these brutal abuses? Let's hope so! Author Jim Gorant researched each and every dog for a follow-up of The Lost Dogs, and he tells all.
People who have pets love to travel with them. At Dodge, they have made it easier with their pet friendly vehicle, the Dodge Journey, which contains concealed storage bins, Chill Zone glove box cooler and second-row dual in-floor storage bins with removable and washable liners (very handy for muddy paws!) Call us with your favorite place to take your furry-friend: 1-866-405-8405
While Victor was currently in the process of moving to Alaska from Alabama, he recalls the fond memories he had with his Lab who loves any place that has water. Her favorite place was Twin Mulberries in Alabama, which has a Little Mulberry Creek and a Big Mulberry Creek. She loved playing in the Big Mulberry Creek with her football. I am sure she will find some exciting places to play in Alaska as well!
Carol from Pennsylvania loves to take her dog to the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, which is a family and luxury vacation destination on 2,000 wooded acres in the Laurel Highlands of Southwestern Pennsylvania. You will also find the Nemacolin Wooflands, Pet Resort and Spa, Pennsylvania . You will find everything from climate-controlled rooms with elevated beds to a grooming salon, daycare and obedience training classes. The only problem you will have is that your dog will not want to check out!
John of Clinton, Iowa loves taking his dogs to Eagle Point Park in Clinton Iowa , which has a big dog park and is situated in the northern section of Clinton. There, you will find a place to walk your dog on the levee along the river. Eagle Point Park overlooks the Mississippi River and General Zebulon Pike Lock and Dam (No. 11). It is a 164 acre park. Visitors are provided with spectacular views of the river and parts of Illinois, and Iowa. In the fall, you might even get lucky and glimpse hundreds of eagles fishing in the river.
Susan Sims, Publisher of Fido Friendly Magazine, travels constantly around the country exploring Fido friendly places. So, we asked her what her favorite place was for her and her husband Gregg to take their dog, Junior. Susan loves Seattle, Washington, and tells us some great places. Susan picks Kimpton's Hotel Vintage Park in Downtown Seattle as her favorite hotel. During her stay, she enjoyed a view of the Space Needle from her room. Next, she picks Tulio Restaurant in the hotel. While your dogs can't dine in the restaurant, she was able to order some fabulous food from room service. And lastly, while she was in Seattle, she took her dog to Marymoor Dog Park in Redmond, Washington , which has 40 acres of off leash fun for your dog!
Mark, from Southeastern Wisconsin, recommends the Burlington Dog Park in Burlington, Wisconsin. He tells us it is a great place to take your dogs in the summer. They have some great open fields to let your dogs run free. It is also next to the Fox River, so if you have a dog that likes to flop around in swampy mud, it is a great place!
Vladae, Animal Radio's own Russian Dog Wizard, is one busy guy. He sees one client after another and is always hard at work turning unruly dogs around for their guardians. But after a hard day of training dogs, he and his wife like to take their dog Mika (who is of course very well behaved), to the Huntington Beach Dog Park in Huntington Beach, California. There, Mika can run free with the other dogs and just be herself!
Steve from Tennessee recommends the town of Townsend, Tennessee, one of three gateways to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which has dubbed itself "The Peaceful Side of the Smokies." You can find many roadside parks along the Little River to take your pets. Steve states that his dogs first learned how to swim in the Little River.
Richard of Bend, Oregon likes to take his Labrador Retriever to Tumalo State Park in Bend, Oregon, in the heart of sunny central Oregon. Tumalo State Park rests along Oregon's spectacular Deschutes River, which is a great place for your water-loving dog to romp.
Glenn of San Diego recommends Ocean Beach Dog Beach in San Diego, California. Ocean Beach Dog Beach is open to canines any time. This small beach has plenty of sand for the dogs to run on, and waves for them to run through. On weekends there can be up to 100 dogs there.
Bo from Los Angeles, California tells us her 2 black labs like to go hiking and to the beach. But one of her favorite places to take them is Runyon Canyon Park in Los Angeles, California. It is a 130-acre park in the Santa Monica Mountains, two blocks from Hollywood Boulevard. She states that this is a great place where your dogs can frolic with other dogs and have a good time! And who knows, you might even catch a glimpse of a celebrity and their pet while you're there!
Danielle from Shell Beach, California tells us her favorite place to take her dogs is Avila Beach, California. She states it is a very secluded beach with a nice protected area to let your dogs run free. Everyone brings their dogs to this beach and it is a very pet-friendly place.
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