Archive for the ‘Breaking News’ Category


Reputable Breeders Chafe Over Law Aimed At Puppy Mills

OregonLive.com reports on breeders’ reaction to a new law, intended to clamp down on puppy mills: http://www.oregonlive.com/pets/index.ssf/2009/06/reputable_breeders_chafe_over.html We are all for anything that reduces the number of breeders, whether they are “reputable” ones, or puppy mills. You see, the problem is, there are

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Skippy Didn’t Make It

We are, of course, always sorry to hear about any dog succumbing to the Canine Parvovirus: http://www.supercross.com/component/fireboard/?func=view&catid=1&id=336418 However, this just serves to remind people that the 2c strain is very different to the older strains that were prevalent in the 1990s, and even the earlier part of the current decade. Back then, keeping a dog […]

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Oprah Winfrey Poses With New Puppy For Her Magazine

It’s great to see Oprah Winfrey with her rescued puppy, Sadie, after she came so close to dying from the devastating Parvo virus: http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20278463,00.html At the same time, of course, it’s sad that she lost Ivan. As Oprah intimates in this article, Parvo was a very different virus 13 years ago than it is today. […]

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Ask The Vet: Vaccinations Can Cause Adverse Reactions In Pets

The Colorado Spring Gazette published an article recently on vaccinations, which is not, by itself, unusual, as lots of online papers regularly publish such stories. What makes this particular story unusual, though, is that it is one of the few that does admit to vaccinations causing some problems. You can read the full story here. […]

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Parvovirus Can Be Avoided Through Vaccines

The Bugle Observer, from New Brunswick, Canada, reports a fairly typical story about Canine Parvovirus, with information that is mainly helpful, although it doesn’t really tell the full story, and that’s dangerous. You can read the full story here. According to Merck, other breeds that are more prone to Parvo than others include some of […]

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Deadly Dog Disease Hits Liberty Co. Shelter

WSAV.com reports on a not uncommon story – an animal shelter being hit by the Canine Parovirus. You can read the full story here. This story highlights a number of important facts. Firstly, although there are two “seasons” for Parvo,

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How Parvo Takes Its Toll

A report on the Daily Review Atlas discusses the Canine Parvovirus, talking about the virus itself, vaccination, and a few other issues. You can read the full story here. However, you should be aware that the statement “Current medical recommendations state dogs should be subsequently vaccinated one time per year.” is no longer true. Research […]

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Another Needless Death!

In a report by VeniceGondolier.com, we read about a lady who bought her daughter a dog for Christmas, only to have it die of Parvo on Christmas Eve. You can read the full story here. Sadly, we hear about too many cases such as Maria’s. And yet, it is all so unnecessary. We appreciate that […]

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