Opie & Anthony: Topical Dice

The lads goof on Dice’s pay-per-view.
Video Rating: 5 / 5

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A Slow Learner

This is a very slow learning process.  Good thing I have a patient dog.

Crazy Coulee and Little Lacey

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BRAVE MAMA DOG SAVES HER NINE PUPPIES FROM FOREST FIRE

mamadog-lgA while ago, one mother dog and her new puppies were caught up in wildfires in Valparaiso, Chile.

According to ABC 11, this smart stray dog knew she couldn’t escape the fire with her pups so she dug a large hole under a metal container and hid her precious babies inside.

When firefighters found the mother, taking shelter a few feet away, she led them to her puppies. The rescuers were amazed when they looked inside and saw the babies.

One by one, a team pulled the pups out and, thankfully, the puppies and their brave mother survived. They will soon be put up for adoption!


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Halo

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Lil$lice – CUP A Ft.Jray Moyfoo [Official MV]

เพลงที่สองของไอซ์นะครับ ชื่อเพลง CUP A [คัฟเอ] – Lilslice Ft.Jray Moyfoo ฝากติดตามผลงานและ…

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Jerky Problems AGAIN: an infographic

Are you kidding me? After years of pressure, people finally get pet stores to agree to stop carrying treats from China only to have a new crop of cases of illness emerge in pets who ate jerky with a “Made in the USA” label.

Is it sourcing? Is it weird contamination from aliens? Who cares! Just don’t buy it. It’s not worth the risk. Feed your pet an apple, or some of their regular food, or follow the link to where I show you how to make it yourself.

Or watch the video:

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Any questions?

 

Pawcurious: With Veterinarian and Author Dr. V

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HumBug: Ticks

HumBug: Ticks
Nope, I hate ticks, partly because I'm extremely allergic to them, partly because they're vectors for illnesses like lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and a new one from Kentucky, Bourbon virus (not named for the liquor, but for the county
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Health dept: Tick bites led to death of Pali villagers
A month-long joint study by the Directorate of Health Services and a private institute finally made a breakthrough, declaring that the mystery illness was caused by tick bites, but the report which was in the possession of the directorate for the last
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Street Talk: Wallet tick fudge Eeyore and other Lisbon Street news
People on the sidewalks turn to look. Faces appear in storefront windows. In other cars and trucks, men and women wait for the mobile brouhaha to be over so they can be on their way. The wallet tick fudge guy glowers at the other driver a moment longer
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South Jersey’s 2nd Annual Pet Wellness Symposium

Event:     South Jerseys 2nd Annual Pet Wellness Symposium

Date:       April 18, 2015

Location:   Palmyra Community Center; 30 W. Broad St., Palmyra, NJ 08065

Organizer / Host: Lori Genstein, I’ve Got the ‘Scoop’!, LLC

Number of Attendees: 100 (Approximate)

Purpose:   Fundraiser & Educational Pet Wellness Symposium – Annual Community Event

Goal: Veterinarians and pet experts present lectures and spend the afternoon with pet parents, professionals and animal lovers, raising awareness to the benefits of wellness and holistic care, natural therapeutic options, appropriate nutrition and less-invasive methods of treatment to enhance animals’ health and well-being.

Lectures Topics: Animal CPR, Food is the Foundation for Life – Treating Illness with Food not Medicine, Vaccination Protocols, Early Disease Recognition, Regenerative Medicine – Stem Cell Therapy, Prolotherapy, Platelet Rich Plasma, Cat Behavior and Myths, Bond with your Dog, Blood Bank for Animals, All About Furry Angel Therapy Dogs, and more! For a list of Presenters and Lecture Descriptions visit: www.ivegotthescoop.net/PRESENTERS.html   Learn techniques to restore harmony and balance to an animal’s energy system while providing physical, emotional, mental and instinctual stability. Tri-Boro CERT will explain how to become a volunteer trained in Emergency Mgt.

Childrens Activities: Community service project – Toy Workshops, Friends of Burlington County Animal Shelter! Great fun making environmentally-friendly dog and cat toys benefitting FOBCAS.

Paws to Read Program – Interacting with and Reading to the Furry Angels Therapy Dogs

Bite Prevention Class How to Greet Dogs and Act Appropriately Around Dogs.

Recipient of Donations:

Boo Tiki Fund – a 501 (C) (3) non-profit charity providing veterinary care for pets at risk of euthanasia or being relinquished to a shelter due to a family’s inability to pay for their care; striving to keep pets in their forever homes. www.housepawsmobilevet.com/foundation

Meet Friends of Burlington County Animal Shelter – learn all they do for the animals at BCAS!

We’ll be collecting most-needed items from the Burlington County Animal Shelter’s kitty wish list.

Swag bags full of giveaways from our generous sponsors and presenters. Complimentary lunch, Raffles, 50/50 & More! See our Sponsors at: www.ivegotthescoop.net/sponsors.html

Visit our Symposium web page: www.ivegotthescoop.net/2015-symposium.html

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/SJPetWellnessSymposium2015


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The Little Flower

Fiorella La Guardia once said.  ”If even a sparrow dies in Central Park, I feel responsible”.

The Interview.  First Episode.  March 16th.
THE JOURNEY CONTINUES

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Signum out-licenses SIG990 to Dermata to develop new topical treatment for

Signum out-licenses SIG990 to Dermata to develop new topical treatment for
US-based biotechnology firm Signum Dermalogix has out-licensed SIG990, a new anti-inflammatory compound, to Dermata Therapeutics for the development of a topical product to treat patients with rosacea, a chronic skin condition. SIG990 is claimed to …
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Immune Pharmaceuticals to Develop Novel Topical Nanoparticle Formulation of
The Company expects to select a partner and secure a licensing agreement by the second quarter of 2015. The topical nanoparticle formulation of AmiKet will be developed collaboratively by Immune and Yissum upon the execution of a license agreement …
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Moberg Pharma Announces Grant of EU Patent for MOB-015 Related to Topical
Moberg Pharma AB (STO:MOB) today announced that the European Patent Office has issued Patent no. 2 672 962, relating to its topical treatment MOB-015 for onychomycosis (nail fungus). The patent is expected to be in effect until 2032. In September 2014 …
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Wisdom Panel 3.0- the next gen DNA test has arrived

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Mars Veterinary Wisdom 3.0 Panel. Opinions are those of the author.

 

So, if I showed you a picture of a dog, you may be able to tell me a little about him or her.

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You would often be able to make some generalizations about temperament-

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Or adult size-

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Or medical concerns, such as whether or not a dog can tolerate ivermectin.

But what about when it’s not entirely obvious, as is the case with my friend Karen’s adorable dog Ramone?

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He’s been labelled everything from shar-pei to Bernese Mountain Dog to pit bull. Karen doesn’t care, because she evaluated him on an individual basis before deciding he was just perfect, which is what groups with extensive adoption experience like the ASPCA recommend anyway.

On the other hand, there are some good reasons to know the genetic history of a dog beyond the simple novelty of it all. Shelters who have used DNA testing such as the Wisdom panel have found potential adopters really like having a bit of extra information in front of them. For example, my friend adopted a pup about a year ago with a projected weight of 30 pounds who looked pretty similar to these guys:

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As of his first birthday, he just topped 50 strapping pounds and still growing.

Or what if you have a dog who might be part Australian shepherd but you’re not sure and he has Demodex? It would be nice to know if he has the MDR1 mutation before taking your chances on a course of ivermectin treatment.

 

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When Mars Veterinary Wisdom panels first came out a while back, people (myself included) had mixed reactions. What started out as a novelty has grown to have some real use. As our knowledge of the canine genome has evolved, so too has the role of DNA testing in dogs, everything from keeping dogs in homes when a misinformed landlord says, “but he LOOKS like a pit bull!” to increasing shelter adoption rates to helping HOAs bust the person who isn’t picking up after their dog’s business in the common area.

The latest version, Wisdom Panel 3.0, has the added benefit of screening for the MDR1 mutation, a test licensed for home use for the first time to Mars Veterinary  by Washington State University. The MDR1 mutation is known to affect particular breeds and results in some very specific drug sensitivities.

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Over the next six months, the Wisdom Panel Swab-a-thon Tour will be partnering with communities and shelters to swab the DNA of a number of their dogs, with the reports showcased to help match the pets to compatible homes. (I am really excited about the way this is helping shelter pets!) They will also be offering the product to consumers at the events.

The regular test runs $ 84.99, but the Swab-a-thons will offer discounts to pet owners during the events. On April 10, 11, & 12th Wisdom Panel will be hosting the first Swab-a-thon at the America’s Family Pet Expo in Costa Mesa, California. Visitors to the Wisdom Panel booth can take home a discounted kit for $ 49.99. 3 weeks later, you get a report and the results of the MDR1 test for you to discuss with your vet.

For more information about the Wisdom Panel or to see if there’s a Swab-a-thon coming to your area, you can check them out at: Wisdom Panel,  Facebook , Twitter, Pinterest, and on Instagram.

Happy sleuthing! Isn’t science neat?

 

 

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