Today we’re partnering with our friends and June featured sponsor, Blowfish Shoes, for another amazing giveaway! We held a giveaway with Blowfish a couple of months ago and there was an incredible response, so I was thrilled when they offered to team up again. As you guys know, I’m a long-time Blowfish fan (recent favorites: the Paloma Flats and the Delmar Sandals), and nothing makes me happier than to get to offer my readers the chance to own goodies from my favorite brands. For this giveaway, one lucky Bubby and Bean reader is going to get to go shopping on Blowfish’s website and pick out a pair of any shoes you want!
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This giveaway will run through July 5th. The winner’s name will be randomly chosen and announced shortly after. (Please note that the winner must have a U.S. shipping address.) Thanks again to Blowfish Shoes for being such a great featured sponsor and for offering Bubby and Bean’s readers another chance to win a pair of their rad kicks!
Meet the Dog Rescued by Cory Booker [PHOTO]
The dog rescued by Newark Mayor Cory Booker, right, is pictured in a photo provided by the Humane Society, left. Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker personally intervened Thursday evening to help rescue a female pit bull that a neighbor said was locked in … Read more on U.S. News & World Report
Ashley Greene Adopts Two Puppies After Dog Died in Tragic Apartment Fire …
The Twilight star excitedly shared a snapshot of herself with two adorable white puppies on Thursday, June 27, just a little over three months after one of her two dogs died in a tragic apartment fire. "Today felt like a great day to rescue a puppy … Read more on Us Magazine
Up for adoption: Pit bulls saved from dog-fighting ring
Two puppies tussling in a government-run canine playpen raise the hope for the happiest of endings for almost two dozen dogs. They are survivors from what authorities describe as one of Mecklenburg County's largest dog-fighting rings, and many bear … Read more on Charlotte Observer
Any dog has the potential to react and snap if triggered. I have a 12 year old black lab who I got as a puppy. He is my baby and my everything, has been raised around people – adults, children and the elderly – dogs, cats and horses. He is extremely well-socialized, sweeter than anything and on top of that his breed is well-known to be among the most gentle, fun loving, affectionate dogs and great with kids. Despite all this, he has his triggers just like any other dog, and since he is old his joints often hurt, making him cranky. He has growled at children before when they get in his face too much, and though he's never gotten to the point of biting someone (I've always been there to stop the interactions before they got too far), I would never leave him unsupervised with 7 kids – or any dog, for that matter. It's not about the breed; it's about a lack of parental supervision. Had an adult been around to see Gava's reactions to the rough housing, I'm sure the whole tragic situation could have been prevented. BAD RAP Blog
We were lost. Hopelessly lost. It wasn’t until we found ourselves right smack dab in a parade in Helen, Georgia that we figured out we had just traveled way out of our way and we weren’t even close to where we were supposed to be. I also realized on this trip that I am not…
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There are some man-made chemicals that are toxic and can cause liver disease in dogs as well as humans. The list of these chemicals includes phosphorus, selenium, carbon tetrachloride, insecticides, and toxic amounts of arsenic, lead and iron.
Most people are not aware that liver disease in dogs can also be caused by some over-the-counter medicines and also prescription medications. Antibiotics, antifungals, anticonvulsants, corticosteroids, dewormers and diuretics can all cause adverse reactions in a dog and possibly lead to liver disease if an excessive dosage is given or there is prolonged use of the medication.
Another cause of liver disease in dogs can be traced to a dog consuming certain plants and herbs. These include some mushrooms, blue-green algae, and the mold aflatoxin that grows on corn. If aflatoxin accidentally manages to enter the dog food manufacturing process it can contaminate any canned or dry dog food it comes into contact with and can result in severe liver damage. The damage comes from gallstones, tumors, and liver flukes that form and block the dog’s bile ducts.
To determine the best method of treating liver disease, a veterinarian will first order blood tests followed by ultrasound or CT scans. The scans can reveal damage to the liver but the only conclusive test is a biopsy of the dog’s liver. Whether or not a dog will recover from liver disease is dependent on how long the dog has been sick, the full extent of the liver damage, and whether surgery is necessary or if the disease can be controlled with medications. Surgical procedures are usually recommended to correct bile duct obstructions and some primary tumors of the liver.
Liver disease in dogs is a very serious condition and after treatment by a vet you will need to control and prevent any further complications such as bleeding. Your dog may also require a special diet low in protein to complete its recovery.
Liver disease in dogs is something that must be treated as quickly as possible to protect your pet and give it the ability to live a long and disease-free life.
You can choose the best dog food, here’s how to. Make sure your furry friend is living happier, healthier and longer by choosing the right kind of dog food for him or her. Dog Food Blog | Best Dog Food Guide
This Downy frequently interrupted his search for breakfast to stab at mites in his feathers.
"Most bird mite species can complete development in five to twelve days with optimal temperatures and host presence. This short life cycle makes it is possible for mite populations to attain tens of thousands of mites in bird nests during the rearing of young birds." (http://ento.psu.edu/extension/factsheets/bird-mites)