Michael Brice-Saddler, The Washington Post Published 7:55 pm PST, Monday, February 4, 2019 When Laura Freeman's 4-year-old dog, Mocha, was diagnosed with gastroenteritis in late October, antibiotics and other medication didn't help. X-rays and blood tests indicated that the dog was in good health, but Mocha wasn't eating. About a week later, in hope of increasing Mocha's appetite, a veterinarian recommended Hill's Pet Nutrition "Prescription Diet i/d dog food," formulated to help dogs with digestive issues. "This is gentle on their stomach, and dogs normally like the taste of it," Freeman recalled the veterinarian saying. Within days, the Texas woman said Mocha's condition rapidly deteriorated without explanation. The dog became lethargic, vomited bile, drooled incessantly and had diarrhea. An overnight stay at the vet turned into a trip to an animal hospital for more testing as doctors tried to determine what was wrong. On Nov. 9, Freeman got a 12:45 a.m. call from the … [Read more...] about Dog food company recalled its products, but grieving pet owners say it’s too late
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SECTIONS Search E-edition Customer Service Customer Service SacBee Rewards About Us About Us Contact Us Apps Mobile & Apps Twitter, Facebook, Google+, YouTube News in Education (NIE) Newsletters Local Sacramento Region Arena City Beat Crime Local Govt Salary Database The Homeless Marcos Bretón Transportation Education Environment Health & Medicine Traffic Conditions Weather Communities Elk Grove Folsom/El Dorado Roseville/Placer Yolo Sports Sports Kings NBA News 49ers Giants Oakland A's High School Sports Joe Davidson More Sports Raiders NFL News MLB News River Cats Soccer Colleges Golf Autos Racing Politics Politics Capitol Alert State Workers The California Influencer Series Local Elections PoliGRAPH State Worker Salary Database Legislative Gifts … [Read more...] about Can California clean up from the Camp Fire? It’s not off to a good start
Recently, my wife and I went through one of the more excruciating experiences of our lives – the euthanasia of our beloved dog, Murphy. I remember making eye contact with Murphy moments before she took her last breath – she flashed me a look that was an endearing blend of confusion and the reassurance that everyone was OK because we were both by her side. When people who have never had a dog see their dog-owning friends mourn the loss of a pet, they probably think it’s all a bit of an overreaction; after all, it’s “just a dog.” However, those who have loved a dog know the truth: Your own pet is never “just a dog.”RELATED READ: They train rescue dogs as police K-9 officersMany times, I’ve had friends guiltily confide to me that they grieved more over the loss of a dog than over the loss of friends or relatives. Research has confirmed that for most people, the loss of a dog is, in almost every way, comparable to the loss of a … [Read more...] about Why losing a dog can be harder than losing a relative or friend
Produced by Lourdes Aguiar and Cindy Cesare [This story originally aired on April 20, 2016] Every morning for the last 37 years, Jim Alt wakes up terrified -- thinking that it's 1978, and that he's just been brutally attacked on Torrey Pines State Beach. "When I become aware that I'm awake, I do not open my eyes. I put my hands on the bed, and I feel for that sheet or I feel for sand of a beach," said Alt. "You still do that?" "48 Hours" correspondent Richard Schlesinger asked. "Yes, sir," Alt replied. "Before my eyes are open I want to know where I'm at." It wasn't always this way. The beach used to be Alt's second home -- a safe place, a fun place. "You were a big surfer," Schlesinger noted. "Absolutely," Alt said. "There's not a feeling on earth like surfing. It's just -- there's a big rush inside your body." Rick Selga has felt that rush. He was one of Alt's good friends back then. "Who was the better surfer between the two of you?" Schlesinger asked Selga. "Uh, probably he … [Read more...] about Were the murders of California teens the work of a serial killer?
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