• Animal Care

    Carlson Helps ‘Home for the Holidays’ Support Shelter Animals’ Medical Care

    By Pam Johnson/Zip06.com • 11/24/2021 08:30 a.m. EST Fundraising for Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter is a job Lena Carlson is happy to take on, especially when every dollar raised will help fuel a fund that helps ensure needed medical care will be provided to give shelter animals a second chance at life, and a shot at finding their forever home. On Monday, Dec. 6, readers can join Lena and the shelter staff, volunteers and community supporters at Home Restaurant, 1114  

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  • Pet Food

    Pet food pantry continues to support community members | Local News

    Diane Shoffner, a board member of PAWS and owner of Sam Russell’s Pet Provisions, has been operating a pet food pantry since its creation last December. The project is a partnership between Helping Hand of Hope and the PAWS Shelter Foundation. Donations are collected by the foundation while distribution is done through Helping Hand. Shoffner said since April, she has been more focused on accumulating donations of food from corporate sponsors and businesses, who have donated thousands of pounds of food. She said they’ve now given out more than 23,000 pounds of food to community members who are also coming  

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  • Pet Supplement

    Pet periodontal support, plus inventory management software and more

    Here’s our regular rundown of new and notable veterinary products. VetSuccess Compliance Tracker Monthly report of patient compliance with preventive care This compliance tracker offers an interactive monthly report of patient compliance with preventive care. It features 8 key areas of preventive health care: annual physical examination, wellness bloodwork, heartworm testing, fecal testing, core vaccines, lifestyle vaccines, parasiticide compliance, and dental prophylaxis. The metrics offer critical insight into whether clients are following preventive care recommendations, and you can filter reports by species, view your benchmark region, download and print the report, or download a code checker appendix. The compliance summary  

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  • Cat

    Axl Rose Thanks Fans for Their Support After His Cat Dexter Dies

    Axl Rose has thanked fans for their support after the passing of his cat, Dexter Maranello Rose. The Guns N’ Roses singer shared the news of his pet’s death on Twitter last week, posting a pic of the cat lovingly called “Dexy” perched on top of a rock. It’s inscribed, “In loving memory,” and it also has the years Dexter graced the world with his presence, 2007–2021. The silver classic tabby’s passing was met with comments like “I’m so sorry for your loss Axl. RIP Dexter,” “so sorry, such a beautiful cat,” “Like losing family,” and fans even sent pictures  

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  • Animal News

    Florida is cracking down on fake emotional support animals

    PALMETTO, Fla. (WBBH) – When his harness is on, Carson the yellow labrador knows it’s time to work.  “Okay Carson, forward and left. Good job,” Suzy Wilburn said while walking with him. “He’s always looking around our environment to make sure the hazards are not in my way,” Wilburn added. Wilburn started losing her vision when she was just 27 years old. Carson has been with her for a decade now.  “If I look directly in front of me, I see a million small sparkles, like fireworks,” Wilburn explained. “[Carson] is my rebirth. I can’t imagine my life without him.  

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  • Pet Food

    Johnstown pet food pantry in need of support

    Nov. 18—JOHNSTOWN, Pa. — As the year comes to a close, the funds are getting low and the shelves sparse at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Pet Food Pantry, coordinator Cynthia Greig said. That’s why the group is again requesting monetary and food donations to support pets. “There’s such a need now,” Greig said. The pantry was started nearly a decade ago and, since then, has helped feed cats and dogs around the area by providing pet food to people who can’t afford it. Greig said the organization has seen a significant increase in demand since last year, which saw an  

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  • Animal Nutrition

    Does the use of full-fat insect meal in their diets support gut function and growth of weaned piglets?

    There is much interest in the use of insects, such as the black soldier fly larvae (BSFL), as sustainable protein sources for use in pig feed in the EU, particularly as recent legislative developments in the bloc mean the supplementation of feed with such processed animal proteins is now authorized.  In that context, researchers from the Faculty of Biosciences at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) decided to investigate the effect of increased inclusion of full-fat BSFL in diets for post-weaning pigs on growth performance parameters, digestibility of nutrients, gut morphology, and the microbial community in the colon. The  

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  • Dog

    Bride who stopped her sister’s support dog from going to her wedding sparks furious debate

    A bridge who has stopped her sister’s support dog from attending her pet-free wedding has sparked debate on Reddit . User These-Rabbit9624 took the notorious ‘Am I The A**hole’ subreddit to seek a further opinion on whether the decision she had made was the correct one. She explained that she and her partner of five years are due to get married in 2023 and have requested that the guest on their big day refrain from bringing along their children and their pets. However, this request would mean that her sister who has a golden retriever as a psychiatric support dog  

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