Saturday, December 29, 2012

Head Injuries and Seizures in Dogs and Cats

This is a topic I have personally been interested in for years.  I have a horse, my mustang Tahoe, who has suffered from seizures for more than nine (9) years.  He takes daily doses of Phenobarbital and  Phenytoin (the equivalent to Dilantin) in order to live a "normal" life.  The source of his seizures has always been a mystery.  He suffered a head injury once but I've never known if that's what caused the seizures or whether the seizures caused the head injury.  From time to time, I've believed that a vaccine reaction could be the source of his neurological imbalance.  As a result, I rarely vaccinate him now, and then only one at a time, if absolutely necessary. 

It is interesting that more studies have not been done regarding seizures in animals, but especially dogs and cats.  Growing up, one of our dogs (Frosty) was kicked by a horse and had seizures thereafter.  She was able to live a normal lifespan but had to take daily medications to control their occurrence.

You can read more at PetMD here. 

Head Injuries and Seizures in Dogs and Cats | petMD

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Marshfield dog is first in state to win domestic violence protection order

This is breaking news in the field of animal law.  Florida tried and failed to pass a law last year regarding pets and domestic violence.  Support your legislators on animal protection legislation.

Marshfield dog is first in state to win domestic violence protection order

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Protecting Polar Bears

This week the United States is poised to take a huge step toward protecting polar bears from one of their greatest threats: the trade in fur and body parts. While the loss of sea-ice habitat to global warming remains the greatest challenge to the survival of the species, hundreds of polar bears are killed to make rugs every year.

 Thursday is the deadline for countries to submit resolutions under an international treaty that would ban the trade in polar bears' bodies. Last week the Russian Federation promised to support such a ban, but only if the United States introduces the resolution. 

The Obama administration needs to hear from you today. Please take action today to contact the White House and demand that our country introduce a resolution, under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, to protect polar bears from the rug trade. Take action by using this Web address: 


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Free PetSmart Charities Webinar on October 9: What Happens if Your Pet Outlives You?

2nd Chance 4 Pets is sponsoring a free PetSmart Charities Webinar on Tuesday October 9.  If you can attend please register by clicking this link: 

Planning for your pets in the event of a natural disaster or in the event of your disability or death is one of the most responsible things you can do as a pet owner.  Pet Trusts are becoming more popular to ensure that your pets are taken care of long after you are gone.  

For more information on planning for your pets, read "All My Children Wear Fur Coats - How to Leave a Legacy for Your Pet" available on