Kathleen Gray Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EDT Mar 13, 2019 Last summer, Brad Stottelmyer called his 11-year-old dog Misty “Four Paws Walking,” a gallows tribute to the nickname that death-row inmates are given as they await their execution. The 77-pound chocolate Labrador retriever, whose dark brown coat is flecked with gray, was hobbled last spring by bone cancer in her right front leg. The pain meds prescribed by Stottelmyer's veterinarian weren’t providing much relief for Misty as the pooch limped around their Dearborn Heights home and yard, tucking her paw underneath her leg and resting her snout on the stricken limb. So Stottlemyer began to plan for a pet owner’s worst nightmare, putting down his constant companion. But as a medical marijuana cardholder, who uses weed and cannabidiol (CBD) to ease the pain from a back injury he suffered at his former job preparing apartments for lease, he had one more trick up his sleeve. … [Read more...] about Marijuana for pets: Here’s how some say it can help
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Bringing pets to Germany For many people, a pet is part of the family. But there's no need to leave a family member behind when you move, as each person moving to Germany from outside of the EU is allowed to bring up to five animals with them. These animals must be household pets and cannot be brought to the country to be sold or traded. This can be any combination of five animals, except in the case of rabbits as any more than three is considered commercial trade in pets. Although how anyone could possibly run a successful trading business with just four or five rabbits I do not know. A fairly large range of creatures can be brought into Germany as a pet but if your pet is a little less conventional it is probably best to check it isn't mentioned in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) website. Just like in many countries around the world, ownership of certain breeds of dog is restricted in Germany. Although it varies a little from state to state, … [Read more...] about Everything you need to know about having a pet in Germany
Roughly half of American households contain a first aid kit. Businesses, boats, schools and campgrounds almost always have one nearby. Parents of young children are especially diligent about keeping emergency supplies on hand for those inevitable consequences of misadventure. But what about pet parents? Do you have the necessary first aid supplies for your pet? Before getting into the specifics of what your pet’s first aid kit should include, it’s important to emphasize that first aid is not a substitute for proper veterinary care. First aid is simply a stop-gap measure intended to keep a bad situation from getting worse. After administering any type of first aid, always see your veterinarian for follow-up care. A pet who seems to have bounced back may be suffering from internal injuries, or incubating an infection. These conditions are not obvious to the untrained eye, and can cause your pet to decompensate very quickly. But when accidents happen, you need to act quickly. … [Read more...] about First Aid For Pets With Dr. Kupkee
Elaine S. Povich Stateline.org Published 12:04 AM EST Jan 20, 2019 Washington – The divorce court judge was frustrated. The husband, in tears. The wife, adamant. The couple’s love for each other had ended, but each professed to love and want the dog. How would the judge decide? The husband offered thousands of dollars to his soon-to-be-ex for the pit bull terrier mix named Sweet Pea. The wife wouldn’t accept the compensation, and insisted the dog was hers — a gift, in fact, from her husband. “This was a mutt they got at the pound, and it wasn’t worth money,” said family attorney Erin Levine of Oakland, California, who represented the husband and said the judge gave her grief for not settling the dispute out of court in the 2015 case. “There was no way we weren’t going to litigate this; they were so attached to the dog.” The woman produced a greeting card from her husband saying “This (dog) is your gift for … [Read more...] about Who gets to keep the pet when couples split?
Updated 3:06 pm PDT, Sunday, October 14, 2018 Valerie Cornwell, a kennel tech at the Payson Family Pet Hospital, plays with Dottie in the boarding area of the veterinarian clinic on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in Payson, Utah. (Evan Cobb/The Daily Herald via AP) Valerie Cornwell, a kennel tech at the Payson Family Pet Hospital, plays with Dottie in the boarding area of the veterinarian clinic on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in Payson, Utah. (Evan Cobb/The Daily Herald via AP) Photo: Evan Cobb, AP Valerie Cornwell, a kennel tech at the Payson Family Pet Hospital, plays with Dottie in the boarding area of the pet hospital on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in Payson, Utah. (Evan Cobb/The Daily Herald via AP) Valerie Cornwell, a kennel tech at the Payson Family Pet Hospital, plays with Dottie in the boarding area of the pet hospital on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in Payson, Utah. (Evan Cobb/The Daily Herald via AP) … [Read more...] about Utah pet vet housed many animals during wildfire evacuations