“If We Win, He’s Buying Me a Puppy!”

Katie Castan, who was holding the now famous sign at the Wild Card Game last week — “IF WE WIN, HE’ S BUYING ME A PUPPY!” — and boyfriend Joe Onofrio adopted a 4-year-old Pembroke Welsh Corgi last weekend to seal the deal. The dog’s name is Lucy, but her middle name is Rally, as the way the Royals rallied to win the game and sweep the American League Division Series. After the game many…
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Ebola Patient's Dog Has Been Killed by Spanish Authorities

Ebola Patient's Dog Has Been Killed by Spanish Authorities
PACMA, an animal rights political party that organized the protests, confirmed the dog's death in a tweet. "We can confirm the bad news. Excalibur has been put down. Thanks to your hearts for all the support, we'll keep working for [the animals]," it said.
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Ebola's victims may include a dog. Officials in Madrid got a court order Tuesday to euthanize the pet of a Spanish nursing assistant with Ebola because of the chance the animal might spread the disease. At least one major study suggests that dogs can
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Attention All Shelter Workers!

Post by PAWS (Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society). Wouldn’t it be awesome if all of the animals in every shelter had their very own video? Videos really bring out the personality of the animals, making it much more likely they will be adopted. Who can resist this cutie? It costs no more to post a video […]


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Pet Food Recall: Pedigree Expanded Recall

This is an expansion of the previous recall of PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food products from last week.  In addition to the previous 22 pound bags being recalled, there is a recall of “55-pound bags of PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food products sold in Sam’s Club in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.”  The official FDA Report is below:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 31, 2014 – At PEDIGREE®, we care about all dogs and their safety and well-being is extremely important to us, and to our mission – to make a Better World for Pets. For that reason, we have announced the extension of a previous voluntary recall of PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food products due to the possible presence of a foreign material. The voluntary recall still affects 22 bags shipped to Dollar General across four U.S. states, but it now is being expanded to 55-pound bags of PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food products sold in Sam’s Club in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.

This recall is being expanded to Sam’s Club in the U.S. because some of the affected production lot was originally said to be held in inventory but was instead released to consumers, which has necessitated the expansion of the recall. We are confident no other packages or retailers are affected by this recall.

Bags may contain small metal fragments, which could have entered the packages during the production process. The foreign material is not embedded in the food itself, but may present a risk of injury if consumed.

We encourage consumers who have purchased affected product to discard the food or return it to the retailer for a full refund or exchange. We have not received any reports of injury or illness associated with the affected product. The lot codes indicated below should not be sold or consumed.

At Mars Petcare, we take our responsibility to pets and their owners seriously. We sincerely apologize for this situation and encourage you to reach out to us at 1-800-305-5206 from 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. CST if you have questions.

This voluntary recall affects two packages sold in the United States only. No other PEDIGREE® products are affected, including any other variety of dry dog food, wet dog food or dog treats. The affected packages are:

  • 55-pound bags of PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food sold at Sam’s Club will have the lot code 432E1KKM03 printed on the back of the bag near the UPC and a Best Before date of 8/7/15. See below for a list of Sam’s Club stores.
  • 15-pound bags of PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food sold at Dollar General stores will have the lot code 432C1KKM03 printed on the back of the bag near the UPC and a Best Before date of 8/5/15. See below for a list of Dollar General stores.
UPC DESCRIPTION
23100 10944 PEDIGREE® Brand Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food in 15 pound bags
23100 10731 PEDIGREE® Brand Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food in 55 pound bags

Dollar General
Affected 15-pound bags were sold between August 18 and August 30 at Dollar General stores in:

  • Arkansas:
    • Perryville
    • Cabot
  • Louisiana
    • Baton Rouge
    • Calhoun
    • Hineston
    • Jonesville
    • Pineville
    • Slaughter
  • Mississippi
    • Magnolia
    • Vicksburg
  • Tennessee
    • Memphis

Sam’s Club Affected 55-pound bags were sold between August 14 and August 30 at Sam’s Club in:

  • Michigan:
    • Comstock Park
    • Muskegon
    • Jackson
    • Roseville
    • Saginaw
  • Saginaw
    • Kokomo
  • Ohio
    • Dayton
    • Holland
    • Lima


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Emergency Vet Visit


Picture this scenario: Your beloved pet has just been hit by a car. Your dog is obviously in great pain and suffering from broken bones, internal bleeding, or both. Your immediate response will be an emergency vet visit.

When your dog is seriously injured and you need to make an emergency trip to the animal hospital, there are some steps you can take to make it less stressful for both you and your dog. An emergency visit is never the same as a regular visit to the vet.

If possible, call the animal hospital before you leave home and let the staff know you are on your way with a seriously injured pet. This will alert the emergency vet and hospital team, giving them time to prepare for immediate treatment upon your arrival, which could possibly make a difference in saving your dog’s life.

As calmly as possible given the seriousness of the situation, describe your dog’s symptoms as carefully as you can. The staff may need to give you some first aid steps to perform before coming to the hospital.

As soon as your dog reaches the animal hospital or emergency pet clinic, the front desk nurse or receptionist will call for “triage.” This term simply means that a team which includes the emergency vet, will examine your dog’s condition and ask questions about your pet and an explanation of what caused the injury. The vet will determine if your pet must be immediately scheduled for surgery or whether its injuries can be treated in one of the examination rooms. You may be asked to sign a release for your dog to be treated.

If surgery is deemed necessary, you’ll be asked to have a seat in the waiting room while your pet is undergoing surgery. Fully staffed animal hospitals will have a technician update you on your dog’s progress as the procedure progresses.

When your pet’s surgery has been completed, a member of the emergency veterinary team will discuss your dog’s prognosis, any at-home care required, and when a follow up appointment is needed. The vet may recommend that you leave your pet in the hospital overnight, or possibly for a few days for further observation.

If your pet is hospitalized, you will usually be allowed to personally check on your dog’s progress during regular animal hospital visiting hours. A competent and caring staff may also call to keep you updated on your pet’s recovery and progress.

When it comes time to bring your dog home, the hospital staff will give you detailed instructions for continued at-home care, including any medications the vet has prescribed.

When an emergency vet visit is necessary to save the life of your seriously injured dog, it helps to know what your responsibilities will be in order to help your injured pet receive the appropriate care it needs as quickly as possible.

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May 23, StreetZaps.com

Please see the international dog shock incidents on StreetZaps; please disseminate this vital public service to preclude more injuries or tragedies. Many
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Yammat – Tvoje lice se promijenilo

Pjesma s albuma Plan B……………………………………… I evo što mi je donijelo vrijeme, još jedan trag ovdje na dlan. Otvaram prozor tu kraj me…

Barbara Gips of Lice Connection shows you how to use a metal nit comb to remove head lice and nits. http://www.liceconnection.com/
Video Rating: 4 / 5

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Our Favorite Modern Desk Lamps

By Home Contributor Paige Ronchetti

The Best Modern Desk Lamps, via Bubby and Bean

one  //   two  //   three  //   four  //   five  //   six

I love a good desk lamp. They make me feel scholarly and industrious. When I was a kid I fantasized about having a big library in my castle someday with leather chairs and elegant brass lamps lighting the pages of my books. That’s very specific, but I find that desk lamps work in a lot of other slightly more realistic situations–which is great because I’m pretty sure the castle isn’t going to pan out. They’re obviously great in workspaces, but lately they’ve been popping up in family rooms and bedrooms, too. We’ve chatted about metallics before and these lamps obviously fit the bill for adding brightness, but they can also add a dash of retro/vintage charm depending on the style you pick. I dig them for the timeless factor, too. These have never really been UNcool, so it’s not like they’re going to go out of style.

Lamp #6 is the one we own. Two of them, actually, on either side of our bed, but if it were up to me I’d put one in every room of the house. (I also kind of want to write sonnets about them, but I’ll spare you.) Part of my undying love has to do with the cost-to-quality ratio. They only set us back $ 30 each as they’re from IKEA, the arms are adjustable, and they’re heavy. You know how sometimes IKEA products can–and I mean this in the most objective, non-hater way possible–be kind of flimsy? Not these. They come off as rather fancy.

The other crazy affordable lamp in the bunch is #1, from Target. It’s on sale right now for $ 40 online and I’m drooling at the thought. (Where can I put you?!) Here it looking snazzy in a family room:

See? Nary a work-related item in sight and a desk lamp still fits. I almost like them better in “unexpected” situations because they stand out.

Do you have any desk lamps? Are they in an office or out mingling with the rest of the house? Which of these is your favorite? -Paige

Thanks to Paige for sharing her favorite (and now my favorite as well; #3 please) desk lamps with us. In addition to writing for Bubby and Bean as our Home Contributor, Paige works as an Interior Designer (check out her biz, The Room Kit) and blogs over at Little Nostalgia. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram

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Agility Dogs

This beautiful border collie is waiting to compete in the agility competition in Menton.  Alongside, in the cage, is his companion – looks a bit squashed but probably OK when she lies down.

I wonder if either of them won.  Border collies are usually the best breed at agility.
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Endo International introduces topical testosterone gel, FORTESTA Gel

Endo International introduces topical testosterone gel, FORTESTA Gel
Endo International plc (NASDAQ: ENDP) (TSX: ENL) announced today that it has introduced the first and only generic 2% topical testosterone gel, an authorized generic of FORTESTA® Gel (testosterone gel) CIII. FORTESTA Gel and its Authorized Generic …
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Marathon Pharmaceuticals Launches ZiNGO® (lidocaine hydrochloride
NORTHBROOK, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Marathon Pharmaceuticals, LLC today announced the availability of ZiNGO® (lidocaine hydrochloride monohydrate, 0.5 mg) powder intradermal injection system, a needle-free, easy to use device to deliver a topical …
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