Bretagne, the last known surviving canine hero who searched the rubble of ground zero after the 9/11 tragedy on September 11, 2001, has crossed the rainbow bridge. She was a 16 year old golden retriever.
When Denise Corliss, Bretagne’s (pronounced Brittany) owner and handler noticed earlier this week that Bretagne wasn’t eating, she knew something wasn’t right. Eating was her favorite thing. Sunday night she wouldn’t settle unless she was right by Denise’s side.
Medlothian, VA – Colby was 2 years old and in the prime of his life when Allison Marks took him for his routine grooming on May 29, 2015 at Petco Westchester Commons. A short time later she received a call from the manager at Petco telling her Colby had been rushed to the local animal hospital and to meet them there. What a terrifying ride that must have been. When she arrived at the clinic, she saw Colby lying on a table with his eyes glazed over.
I can honestly say I have almost always bathed my dogs at home, and now will continue to do so. When I blow dry Tucker I give him breaks when I see he is getting restless. I would also like to add my humble, un-professional opinion that dogs don’t need to be bathed that regularly. A few times a year, or after a good roll in the mud is fine. The soaps strip the natural oils from their coats. From the research I did, most vets recommend bathing your dog once a month. I disagree with this. Of course there are some exceptions to this rule. My dog doesn’t stink at all, and I brush him about once a week or so, and deal with the fluff balls accordingly, but his coat is amazing and he has no smell. I think it totally depends on the dog and the situation, including diet, etc.
Will you take your pet to a groomer who uses a dryer cage now?
According to on.AOL.com, Dr. Doug Kramer, aka “The Vet Guru” of Chatsworth, CA passed away on Thursday Aug 22, 2013. He was only 36 years old. So far I haven’t been able to find any information on the cause of death. His obituary doesn’t specify, but does request donations be made to a cancer organization.
Dr. Kramer was a pioneer in medical marijuana for pets suffering from pain and/or cancer. He has been featured on pet friendly sites like Dogster and Paw Nation. I’m sure he endured a lot of criticism for his efforts. Personally speaking, I think it is a terrible loss, and hope that others take up the cause and continue to pioneer the research into this controversial “wonder herb” as it pertains to animals.
It is with tears in my eyes that I announce that Chase, the bat retrieving dog for the New York Yankees farm team, the Trenton Thunder has passed away. Chase celebrated his retirement on Friday at a game against the Reading Phillies at Arm and Hammer stadium. Chase was also honored last week at Yankee Stadium.