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Giant George, Former World’s Tallest Dog, Dies at 7

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GiantGeorgeThe owners of the dog who Guinness deemed the world’s tallest have announced that he passed away on Oct. 17.

“We appreciate the love and support you have given Giant George over the last several years,” said owners David and Christine Nasser. The Great Dane was nearly 8 years old, and measured 3 feet, 7 inches from paw to shoulder. He was almost 7 feet long.

Giant George and his family made appearances on several morning shows after he was given the Guinness title for the World’s Tallest Dog. According to his website, he was actually the runt of his litter. “This big Great Dane was scared of water, scared of dogs a fraction of his size and, most of all, scared of being alone,” the site said. – Read it at ABC News

http://shine.yahoo.com/pets/giant-george-world-8217-tallest-dog-dies-7-131100397.html

10 alimentos que pueden matar a tu mascota

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Por Agencia El Universal

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Lo que es saludable para los humanos no es necesariamente beneficioso para los perros y los gatos. Darles de comer ciertos productos puede dañar su salud e, incluso, ocasionarles la muerte Cuando se trata a las mascotas como si fueran humanos no se les está consintiendo, todo lo contrario: se les perjudica.

Es común que los amos de perros y gatos les den a sus compañeros cuadrúpedos una probadita de lo que están comiendo, pues piensan que nada malo puede suceder. Pero, lo cierto es que hay alimentos que, aunque son saludables para los humanos, pueden causar a canes y felinos graves problemas e, incluso, la muerte. A continuación, una lista de alimentos que se deben mantener alejados de las mascotas.

1. Chocolate: contiene teobromina, lo que causa un aumento en los latidos del corazón, lo que produce estimulación del sistema nervioso central de la mascota.

2. Huesos: nunca hay que darle huesos pequeños porque lo más probable es que se le queden atorados en la garganta, lo que puede ocasionar daños extremos; olvídate de las piezas de pollo o ternera y mejor apégate a las croquetas o a carnazas de acuerdo con su tamaño.

3. Cebolla: causa daño en los glóbulos rojos, provoca falta de oxígeno y anemia; además de sufrir problemas del hígado, dermatitis y decoloración de la orina. No le des cebolla a tu perro. Evita también el ajo.

4. Leche: los perros son intolerantes a la lactosa porque no poseen las enzimas necesarias para digerirla, lo que puede generar problemas estomacales como diarrea, vómito y gastroenteritis.

5. Uvas: las semillas de las uvas causan una gran intoxicación en los canes, que les provoca problemas en los riñones.

6. Jamón y carnes saladas: generan problemas de obesidad por la grasa que contienen; así como malestares estomacales y posible pancreatitis.

7. Alcohol: ¡ni en broma! Es una forma de intoxicar a la mascota rápidamente; los vuelve agresivos y nerviosos; en gran cantidad podría provocar una baja del sistema nervioso central, cardíaco y respiratorio.

8. Aguacate: es un alimento muy alto en grasas tanto para personas como para las mascotas. Pero su pulpa, semilla y corteza contienen persin, un derivado de los ácidos grasos, extremadamente tóxico para los perros y otros animales. Les produce vómitos y diarrea.

9. Pasas: puede inducir daño en el riñón y derivar en una insuficiencia renal. Los efectos de este fruto seco ocurren más en los cachorros que los perros adultos.

10. Cafeína: es nociva por las metilxantinas, que se encuentran en la semilla del cacao y en la fruta de la planta para producir café. Esta provoca en las masco tas diarrea, vómitos, sed excesiva, respiración jadeante e hiperactividad.

 

Fuente: Grupo de Diarios América / El Universal, México

http://www.elnuevodia.com/10alimentosquepuedenmataratumascota-1622795.html

Why “Outdoor Dogs” Are Miserable

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470_2700633What compels people get a dog only to keep it isolated outside, away from the family? I have often wondered this as I walk my dogs down streets lined with fences behind which lonely outdoor dogs bark as we go by.

I don’t know what they look like and can only guess their size by the deepness of their voices. But I know what the lives of these dogs are too often like. They are animals born to be part of a social structure, a pack or a family, yet this is denied them. They spend their lives on the outside, looking in.

The experts say many of these dogs will never really bond with owners who interact with them so little.When the puppy is no longer cute and the children grow tired of the care they promised to provide, when the destructiveness escalates or the neighbors complain about the noise, it’s often just easier to dump the dog than solve the problem.

I have always had difficulty understanding why people want to keep dogs outside. If keeping a beautiful house and yard are of the utmost importance to you, then don’t get a dog. If you know someone in your family can’t abide a dog in the house, for whatever reason, then don’t get a dog. If you can’t let a dog be part of your family, then don’t get a dog.

You don’t get the benefits of companionship from a dog you see so little. You don’t even get much in the way of protection from the pet who has no access to the house. And don’t count on outdoor dogs as an early warning system. These animals often become such indiscriminate barkers that you couldn’t tell from their sound whether the dogs are barking at a prowler or at a toddler riding a tricycle down the street. Besides, people who keep outdoor dogs seem to become quite good at ignoring the noise they make, as any angry neighbor can vouch.

Outdoor dogs often become a problem to their owners. Bored and lonely, these animals develop any number of bad habits. They dig craters in the yard. They bark endlessly day and night. They become chewers of outdoor furniture, sprinkler heads and siding. And sometimes, without the socialization all dogs need, they become aggressive, ready to bite anyone who comes into their territory.

If you’re considering getting a puppy or dog with the intent of keeping him exclusively outside, please reconsider — for the animal’s sake as well as your own and your neighbors’. For those who love pets, a pristine home is nothing compared to the pleasures of living with an animal who’s really bonded to you.

If you have a dog who has been banished because of behavior problems, find someone to help you turn the situation around. Ask your veterinarian for a referral to a behaviorist or trainer who can show you how to overcome the things that are driving you crazy, whether it’s house-soiling, uncontrolled chewing or just the ill-mannered exuberance of a dog who doesn’t know any better.

Allergies are a tad trickier, but an allergist may be able to help, along with attention to keeping the house and pets cleaner, using air cleaners and turning bedrooms into no-pet zones for allergy-free sleep.

It’s worth the effort. Once you have a dog you can welcome into your home and your heart, you’ll start to reap the benefits of a relationship that’s finally being realized to its fullest potential. And that’s good news for you both.

http://shine.yahoo.com/pets/why-outdoor-dogs-miserable-125500891.html

La educacion hace la diferencia

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La actitud agresiva de los perros  depende de la educación que reciben por parte de sus dueños y no tanto de la raza a la que pertenecen, según revela un estudio elaborado por la Universidad de Córboda  y publicado  por el Servicio de Información y Noticias Científicas  (SINC).”Muchos perros son sacrificados o abandonados por su actitud violenta, pero contrariamente a lo que se piensa, en la conducta agresiva del perro la raza tiene poco protagonismo respecto a todos los factores que dependen del dueño”, revela el estudio.Los problemas médicos y orgánicos pueden provocar cambios de conducta En este sentido, el equipo de investigación apuntó que los factores externos, modificables y dependientes del dueño son los que más influyen en la actitud del animal

Ver más en: http://www.20minutos.es/noticia/464842/0/perros/agresividad/educacion/#xtor=AD-15&xts=467263

 

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CAMPAÑA DE VACUNACIÓN DE MASCOTAS PARA PERROS Y GATOS en Toa Baja

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CAMPAÑA DE VACUNACIÓN DE MASCOTAS PARA  PERROS Y GATOS Toa Baja 

domingo, 22 de septiembre de 2013

COLISEO  ANTONIO R. BARCELÓ DE LEVITTOWN (frente a la Alcaldía de Toa Baja y el Centro  de Diagnóstico y Tratamiento de Levittown

7:00 am hasta las  12:00 pm.

Esta iniciativa es una dinámica mensual de la administración municipal  de Toa Baja y su Alcalde Aníbal Vega Borges, para sus residentes. Es  requisito llevar consigo evidencia de residencia (tales como factura por  servicio de agua o energía eléctrica). Estos servicios son TOTALMENTE GRATIS.  Allí se les brindará servicios de: DESPARASITACIÓN (dos dósis, una administrada  ese día y otra para usted llevarse para administrárselo a su mascota al cabo de  7 a 14 días), VACUNAS (contra virus y la anti-rábica), se le entrega el REGISTRO  OFICIAL como dueño(a) de su mascota, CHAPA (identificación númerica de  registración) con collar y platito.  

Un elefante y una Labrador: mejores amigos

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Por ELNUEVODIA.COM

Es cierto que el perro es el mejor amigo del hombre, pero, ¿cuándo haz visto que un elefante y cachorro se vuelvan inseparables?

Se trata de una elefante huérfana llamada Bubbles, quién fue rescatada de cazadores en África que buscaban marfil y ha hecho amistad con Bella, una labrador negro que le encanta jugar en el agua con el gigantesco animal.

“Le gusta estar aquí en el agua y la perra le ofrece a alguien con quien hacerlo” aseguró Bhagavan Antle, director del parque natural de California en donde viven ambos animales.

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“Ella se cansa de estar sentada conmigo por tanto rato, quiere pasar tiempo con Bella siempre y cuando ella trepe y baje sin cansarse. Bubbles la ayuda un poco y en eso es que se centra el juego” explicó Antle.

También mencionó que Bubbles solo se queda en el agua con Bella porque se siente segura con ella.

Los animales, que pasan la mayoría del día en el agua, también son inseparables en tierra.

http://www.elnuevodia.com/unelefanteyunalabradormejoresamigos-1597433.html

The jet-set pet: tips for flying with dogs

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Flying is stressful enough these days with all the security hassles and baggage limits and $5 bottles of tap water, so the thought of bringing a dog along for the ride may seem an obvious non-starter. That assumption, it turns out, is misguided.
The hows and whys depend on a few crucial factors – your destination, travel time, and the size of your dog, for instance – but bringing Fido on your next vacay is almost always doable.

Curiously, the regulatory guidelines for pet travel in the U.S. are determined by the USDA – you know, the good people in charge of our food supply – but individual airlines and the FAA have additional rules and guidelines, as do all the other countries in the world.

Before booking a ticket anywhere, see what requirements may exist in whatever
country you’re traveling to, and then check those of any airlines you consider
to make sure your ducks are in a row, as it were. For instance, the U.K. makes
you jump through hoops to bring in a dog of any type except pre-registered
service animals (it’s possible, but insanely complicated), and most carriers
limit the total number of animals allowed on board at a time.
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Within the
U.S, travelers can fly with a pet without a hitch anywhere except Hawaii; since rabies has been eradicated
there, cats and dogs have to go through a months-long process and meet stringent
requirements or risk being quarantined for up to 120 days. Obviously there are
fees, usually from $100 to $200 depending on the size, and many airlines require
you to carry your pet’s health records with you.

Larger dogs, generally
over 20 pounds, have to fly in cargo with most major carriers (excepting service
dogs). And carriers all have the right of refusal if there are too many dogs on
board already or if your pup exhibits aggressive behavior. And while your lap
dog may be allowed on board instead of being checked with cargo, few airlines
allow you to remove your pup from its carrier during the flight, though some
airlines will at least let you soothe your dog by placing the carrier in your
lap.

Many airlines restrict specific breeds, such as pit bulls or Rottweilers, from
traveling, thanks to the false image of them being inherently aggressive. It is
not just the big scary dogs that are banned or discouraged from flying, though;
brachycephalic dogs, or ones with smushed faces like French bulldogs or pugs,
aren’t supposed to fly because of their tendency to develop upper respiratory
issues due to the change of altitude. (You may be able to get an exemption
letter from your vet stating your pooch is in good health,
though.)

International flights are usually trickier (and pets aren’t
allowed on most long-haul flights anyway). Canada and many European countries
allow the majority of dogs to fly without major restrictions (assuming you carry
up-to-date records, and minus breeds deemed dangerous); however, many South
American countries ban pet travel outright or may require that animals remain in
quarantine for long periods.

You’ll also likely need to bring your vet records to the airport in advance of
your flight to get a stamp of approval from the international carrier or your
dog will be turned away when checking in. Some countries even require that your
pet be microchipped.

If your dog is allowed to fly in-cabin, be sure to
purchase a carrier case that meets federal and your airline standards – many
manufacturers falsely advertise that their bags are pre-approved, something that
doesn’t exist. The only hard measurement to go on is that your carrier be no
larger than 19 inches long by 13 wide by 19 high (some wiggle room is allowed
for slightly larger soft or collapsible bags, though). Argo bags,
although expensive, are great cases that maximize comfort and ensure your dog
boards the plane with you.

Larger dogs end up in a cargo hold that is
climate-controlled and safe, but they typically require a special crate that can
be locked down for safety, and flying can be stressful for your pet. Noise is
often an issue, so consider MuttMuffs to help cancel out the engine noise so
your dog doesn’t develop any phobias after traveling.

Food and snacks
are a must when flying with your pet; be sure to properly hydrate the dog before
boarding. Most importantly, resist the temptation to give your dog a sedative –
they can actually prove fatal when flying. Finally, add a piece of clothing with
your scent on it to his or her crate. This will create a sense of familiarity
and reduce the stress levels of your travel companion.

MensJournal.com contributor Taylor McKenna is the head trainer and a
co-founder of The Confident Dog in Brooklyn, New York.

http://travel.yahoo.com/ideas/the-jet-set-pet–tips-for-flying-with-dogs-222918958.html

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