Canine – Joli Jaunter http://jolijaunter.com/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 23:25:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://jolijaunter.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-1-150x150.png Canine – Joli Jaunter http://jolijaunter.com/ 32 32 Calgary police dogs and their humans received service medals and badges https://jolijaunter.com/calgary-police-dogs-and-their-humans-received-service-medals-and-badges/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 23:25:33 +0000 https://jolijaunter.com/calgary-police-dogs-and-their-humans-received-service-medals-and-badges/ Members of the newly certified canine unit and police service dog teams received medals and badges for their service and dedication at Calgary Police Service Headquarters on June 28, 2022. HAJAR AL KHOUZAII/FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY Calgary Police Services (CPS) canine members and newly certified police dog teams were recognized at a ceremony on Tuesday. Six […]]]>
Members of the newly certified canine unit and police service dog teams received medals and badges for their service and dedication at Calgary Police Service Headquarters on June 28, 2022. HAJAR AL KHOUZAII/FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY

Calgary Police Services (CPS) canine members and newly certified police dog teams were recognized at a ceremony on Tuesday.

Six medals were presented June 28 to members of the CPC Canine Unit for their years of service. Five badges were given to newly accredited dog teams.

The ceremony took place at CPA’s head office in northeast Calgary.

Calgary Police Chief Mark Neufeld said the ceremony marks a milestone for members of the canine unit.

“Our canine unit, as many are well aware, has been an integral part of the Calgary Police Service for 62 years,” Neufeld said.

“I am delighted to be here to present well-deserved medals and service badges to our newly certified canine teams and canine unit members who have demonstrated many years of hard work and dedicated service to Calgarians. »

Dogs, an invaluable tool for the CPS: Chef Neufeld

Neufeld also acknowledged the lack of understanding some may have for CPS’s use of dogs. He said dogs played an important role in daily police work.

“Our highly trained dog teams are an invaluable tool in locating dangerous suspects, illegal drugs and explosive materials,” Neufeld said.

Neufeld members of the canine unit for their hard work and dedication to making Calgary a safe city.

One of the medals presented was a CPS Distinguished Service Award for 10 years of dedicated service to Calgary.

All remaining medals were Alberta Emergency Service Medals for 12 years of dedicated service as a first responder.

Newly certified police service dogs received silver badges. They were similar in shape and size to those their human counterparts received.

Sergeant Ian Vernon of the Calgary Police Service Canine Unit concluded the ceremony by thanking the recipients for their hard work and dedication and thanked the attendees for being part of “this important day”.

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5 most important vaccinations for dogs https://jolijaunter.com/5-most-important-vaccinations-for-dogs/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 10:16:25 +0000 https://jolijaunter.com/5-most-important-vaccinations-for-dogs/ Anyone who has ever had a pet knows how important it is to have it vaccinated in time to protect it against all known diseases, whether minor or major. When it comes to dogs, vaccination is essential early on, along with periodic booster doses thereafter. The full range of puppy vaccines begins at 6-8 weeks […]]]>

Anyone who has ever had a pet knows how important it is to have it vaccinated in time to protect it against all known diseases, whether minor or major. When it comes to dogs, vaccination is essential early on, along with periodic booster doses thereafter. The full range of puppy vaccines begins at 6-8 weeks of age and should be completed within 12-16 months, after which booster doses usually begin, most once a year.

So, to make life easier for pet owners everywhere, we’ve detailed the five most important vaccines for your canine friend!

Rage

Rabies is a deadly “zoonotic disease” that can also spread from animals to humans. Rabies is transmitted by the Lyssa virus, invading the central nervous system and causing headaches, anxiety, hallucinations, excessive drooling, increased aggression, fear of water, paralysis and death in almost 100% of cases in case of infection ! Therefore, the first and then periodic rabies vaccines are essential to protect your four-legged friend, from the age of 12 weeks.

tempera

Distemper, also known as distemper, is a highly contagious viral illness that can lead to acute gastrointestinal problems, respiratory problems such as a severe cough with pus-like discharge from the eyes and nose, and even fatal convulsions and paralysis. There is no effective treatment for distemper and vaccinations from 8 weeks old are the only way to protect your dog.

Parvovirus

Yet another highly contagious and potentially fatal disease, canine parvovirus is an extremely resistant DNA virus to which young puppies and older dogs are particularly susceptible. Symptoms usually include severe vomiting, high fever that can reach 41.5°C and bloody diarrhea. Without treatment, young dogs can die from dehydration or poisoning within 72 hours of illness. In fact, even animals that have survived the disease can succumb to long-term consequences within a few years, including immunodeficiency and heart problems. Parvovirus vaccinations also begin at eight weeks of age, along with three more injections.

Hepatitis

Caused by canine adenovirus 1 (CAV-1) which is usually transmitted through water or food containing urine, and can cause a number of symptoms including fever and inflammation of the eyes and kidneys. Without proper treatment or vaccination, from eight weeks of age the virus can quickly reach the liver, causing fatigue, vomiting and diarrhea, and even death, in young dogs or those with weaker immunity.

Leptospirosis

Yet another zoonotic disease, leptospirosis is caused by bacteria and could most likely show no symptoms, making it particularly dangerous for animals and humans. This is caused by Leptospira bacteria, commonly found in contaminated soil or water, this highly infectious disease can cause severe organ damage in young dogs or immunocompromised dogs, often resulting in death. As such, leptospirosis vaccinations are also essential for the continued good health of your four-legged friend, starting at eight weeks old.

While these are the five most basic yet essential vaccinations for your canine companions, they may also require additional shots for other illnesses, including coronavirus, throughout their lives. For comprehensive advice and easy planning and monitoring of your dog’s vaccinations, you can get in touch with DCC Animal Hospital’s wide range of experienced and knowledgeable veterinarians!

(Dr Vinod Sharma, Chief Veterinary Officer at DCC Animal Hospital)

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Dog Day of Summer is coming to Loveland’s Namaqua Park – Loveland Reporter-Herald https://jolijaunter.com/dog-day-of-summer-is-coming-to-lovelands-namaqua-park-loveland-reporter-herald/ Sat, 25 Jun 2022 02:54:29 +0000 https://jolijaunter.com/dog-day-of-summer-is-coming-to-lovelands-namaqua-park-loveland-reporter-herald/ Looking for a good time to bark on Saturday? Need advice on how to “play responsibly” with your canine companion? Then, strap up your furry friends and bring them to Namaqua Park in Loveland for the seventh annual dog day of the summer, starting at 6 p.m. “Our natural spaces are incredibly popular with people […]]]>

Looking for a good time to bark on Saturday? Need advice on how to “play responsibly” with your canine companion? Then, strap up your furry friends and bring them to Namaqua Park in Loveland for the seventh annual dog day of the summer, starting at 6 p.m.

“Our natural spaces are incredibly popular with people walking their dogs,” said Michele Van Hare, environmental educator for the city’s Open Land and Trails division. “We are using the event as a decoy to spread our message of encouraging responsible dog owner use of our natural spaces.”

This year’s event will be familiar to those making a trip back, with equipment demonstrations, training tips, as well as grooming and nutrition information.

Loveland Police K9 officers will also be on hand for a demonstration, and the Find-the-Dogs scavenger hunt and photo op area are back.

The growing event will also include some exciting new features, according to Van Hare.

Two animal rescue organizations – Big Bones Canine and Moving Mountains Animal Rescue – will be on hand. Dogs and their owners will also have the chance to try agility obstacles and canine parkour, also known as urban agility.

And no one should go home hungry. Two food trucks will sell food for humans, and for their four-legged companions, longtime sponsor Poudre Pet and Feed’s treat truck is back, and Be Sweet Cupcakes will provide buttermilk “puppy cakes.” peanut.

“This year is definitely going to the dogs in terms of treats and food,” Van Hare said.

Dog Day of Summer is a free event, but registration is encouraged. For more details: https://bit.ly/3nhav3e. For more information on the city’s Open Lands programs, visit: www.lovgov.org/openlands

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K9s United is giving away a special license plate for Florida drivers to benefit canine crime fighters https://jolijaunter.com/k9s-united-is-giving-away-a-special-license-plate-for-florida-drivers-to-benefit-canine-crime-fighters/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 18:11:00 +0000 https://jolijaunter.com/k9s-united-is-giving-away-a-special-license-plate-for-florida-drivers-to-benefit-canine-crime-fighters/ JACKSONVILLE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–K9s United, a national non-profit organization dedicated to supporting K9 law enforcement units with vital equipment and training, is accepting pre-orders in recent months for its approved special license plate for Florida State K9s United. The Jacksonville-based organization is encouraging Florida drivers to pre-order their K9s United license plates by Oct. 15 to […]]]>

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–K9s United, a national non-profit organization dedicated to supporting K9 law enforcement units with vital equipment and training, is accepting pre-orders in recent months for its approved special license plate for Florida State K9s United. The Jacksonville-based organization is encouraging Florida drivers to pre-order their K9s United license plates by Oct. 15 to meet the state’s requirement of 3,000 plates sold to be produced and donated. throughout the state.

“K9s United was born out of a passion for our K9 agents who work so hard in silence to protect and serve our communities,” said Debbie Johnson, Founder and President of K9s United. “Although they don’t have a voice to communicate their needs, we do, and we work hard to provide our canine officers and their handlers with training and equipment to stay safe in the field. . By supporting our K9s United specialty license plate, you are not only standing up for our organization, you are also supporting our furry officers for years and years to come. Revenue generated from the plates will help take our mission to the next level to provide the programs and supplies these selfless dogs need to serve our communities.

The unique plaque design was created to honor two special K9 officers and was voted for by Florida residents and K9 supporters prior to its release. Featured on the plaque are two brave Florida K9 officers, including retired St. Johns County Sheriff’s Officer K9 Ryker, who sadly passed away in 2020, and retired St. Johns County Sheriff’s Officer Marion, K9 Drago, who served the community for over four years.

Proceeds from the license plates could potentially reach $75,000 per year to help K9s United provide critical training workshops, resources, equipment, and advocacy to K9 law enforcement and their handlers. Specialty license plates can be pre-ordered by Florida residents with an active driver’s license for $33 at any authorized motor vehicle service center statewide (in person or online), or on the K9s United website for $34. Most importantly, $25 from every plate sold will directly benefit K9s United to support the non-profit organization’s mission to educate, train, and provide vital equipment and services to K9s protecting and serving their communities. .

Many law enforcement agencies do not have sufficient funding to provide K9 units with the necessary resources they need, including advanced training, equipment and kennels, vehicle thermal alarms, and door poppers, canine emergency kits and bulletproof vests, as well as other larger healthcare expenses. K9s United helps fill that void and helps law enforcement ensure K9 units have the programs and supplies dogs need most.

Additionally, K9s United actively advocates for legislation that protects and serves these selfless working dogs. The organization successfully championed Florida legislation to create harsher penalties for criminals who intentionally injure a working K9, and allows injured K9s to be transported via emergency vehicles to the on-site veterinarian. nearest emergency. K9s United is committed to supporting legislation at the local, state and federal levels to protect K9 teams across the country.

About K9s United

K9s United is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to supporting K9 law enforcement officers who detect, protect and serve our communities by providing the best equipment, amenities and better quality of life during and after their service, and by commemorating those who give the ultimate sacrifice. For more information or to donate, visit www.k9sunited.org.

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Lung cancer treatment for dogs may also work on humans with deadly tumors https://jolijaunter.com/lung-cancer-treatment-for-dogs-may-also-work-on-humans-with-deadly-tumors/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 22:17:12 +0000 https://jolijaunter.com/lung-cancer-treatment-for-dogs-may-also-work-on-humans-with-deadly-tumors/ SACRAMENTO— Dogs once again show that they deserve the title of man’s best friend. With the help of dogs, researchers at the University of California-Davis Health have found a specific protein in the body that could create more effective immunotherapies. The protein would help trigger the immune system to better respond and eliminate the cancer. […]]]>

SACRAMENTO— Dogs once again show that they deserve the title of man’s best friend. With the help of dogs, researchers at the University of California-Davis Health have found a specific protein in the body that could create more effective immunotherapies. The protein would help trigger the immune system to better respond and eliminate the cancer.

The clinical study involved 21 pet dogs who developed metastatic lung disease due to bone or skin cancer. The team treated dogs with the cytokine interleukin-15 (IL-15), which scientists believe is beneficial for immunotherapy. However, IL-15 treatments in humans are rare because certain doses carry high risks of toxicity.

“Nobody had ever given IL-15 as an inhaled treatment to dogs before to deliver it directly to the cancer site. We came up with this idea as a way to reduce exposure to the rest of the body, in order to improve the benefit-risk ratio, improve immunostimulatory effects and reduce toxicity,” says Robert J. Canter, a canine oncologist and chief of the UC Davis Division of Surgical Oncology, in an academic statement.

“In this study, we used interleukin-15 to invigorate the immune system to recognize cancer cells that had evaded the immune system and eliminate them.”

Inhalation of IL-15 reduced cancerous tumors

The dogs inhaled a mist of IL-15 twice a day. The dosage increased over time to improve efficacy and allow researchers to determine a safe dose. Within 14 days of inhaling the mist, the dogs’ health began to improve.

Doctors have found that giving large amounts of IL-15 helps boost the immune system’s defenses against several cancers in dogs. The overall response rate was close to 40%. Two dogs’ tumors have shrunk significantly and one went into remission for over a year.

“The inhaled IL-15 responses we observed in dogs are better than in previous human studies, but clinical benefit is seen in less than half of the dogs. Use of IL-15 in humans led to potentially favorable immune responses, but did not yield good tumor responses. This indicates that combining IL-15 with other immunotherapies may result in additive or synergistic responses,” says Robert B. Rebhun, canine oncologist at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and associate director of the control program. cancer at the Center for Companion Animal Health. .

Treatment works best with other medications

The two main findings of the study were that dogs tolerated IL-15 therapy well and that within two weeks it helped suppress metastatic cancer. However, researchers warn that IL-15 alone is not enough to eliminate cancer completely. Rather, they recommend that it works best in combination with other cancer treatments.

“All of the canine patients in this study had advanced metastatic cancer, and the majority had previously received chemotherapy, radiation therapy and, in some cases, immunotherapy. Studies are currently underway to see if we can predict which patients might respond. to this therapy depending on the properties of the tumor or the immune status of the patient,” explains Dr. Rebhun.

The findings could also provide insight into the response of IL-15 treatment in humans and potentially speed the process of getting IL-15 therapy as an adjunct option to chemo or to immunotherapy.

The study is published in the Journal for Cancer Immunotherapy.

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Ribbon cut on New Ulm dog boarding business | News, Sports, Jobs https://jolijaunter.com/ribbon-cut-on-new-ulm-dog-boarding-business-news-sports-jobs/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 06:01:23 +0000 https://jolijaunter.com/ribbon-cut-on-new-ulm-dog-boarding-business-news-sports-jobs/ NEW ULM – Jon Hansen of New Ulm said he got his first dog, a golden retriever, 13 years ago, and quickly learned that he loved working with dogs and training in the canine obedience. He also said he enjoys making friends with other dog owners. Hansen worked at Pups Playland, a dog […]]]>

NEW ULM – Jon Hansen of New Ulm said he got his first dog, a golden retriever, 13 years ago, and quickly learned that he loved working with dogs and training in the canine obedience. He also said he enjoys making friends with other dog owners.

Hansen worked at Pups Playland, a dog daycare and boarding facility on North Broadway Street before buying an existing dog boarding facility and opening the Minnesota Canine Club, LLC, at 520 20th North Street on May 2.

“My goal is to make New Ulm a bit more dog friendly,” said Hansen.

The company offers dog boarding, training, daycare, individual and group training.

“I’m looking for a (dog) groomer” he said.

Hours of operation 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and weekends by appointment.

Hansen said he now has 19 dogs and has room for 22.

Hansen said he became more encouraged by the business after learning that some people were bringing their dogs to Mankato for these services.

An open house is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Friday, June 24.

On Wednesdays in June, Hansen invited dog owners to Pins and Paws at the August Schell Brewery, a local and regional animal rescue fundraiser with live music, food trucks and beer.

Pets remain on a leash for the event. Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.

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‘Late Show’ staffers arrested at US Capitol during filming https://jolijaunter.com/late-show-staffers-arrested-at-us-capitol-during-filming/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 05:11:00 +0000 https://jolijaunter.com/late-show-staffers-arrested-at-us-capitol-during-filming/ United States Capitol Police have arrested members of the CBS show “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” who were filming a segment featuring a salty canine puppet voiced by comedian Robert Smigel. Capitol police said Friday they arrested seven people in a hallway of the Capitol building on Thursday night, when the building was closed […]]]>

United States Capitol Police have arrested members of the CBS show “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” who were filming a segment featuring a salty canine puppet voiced by comedian Robert Smigel.

Capitol police said Friday they arrested seven people in a hallway of the Capitol building on Thursday night, when the building was closed to visitors. The people had been ordered to leave the building earlier in the day, police said.

CBS said Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, the puppet Mr. Smigel has voiced for years, was at the Capitol on Thursday with a production crew when they were arrested by police. At the time of the arrest, the crew had completed pre-arranged interviews with members of Congress and were filming the “final comedy bits” in the hallways of the building for an upcoming segment on “The Late Show.”

The seven people were later charged with unlawful entry, and an investigation is underway in consultation with Matthew M. Graves, U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, Capitol Police said, adding that further criminal charges could be filed. Mr. Graves’ office could not immediately be reached for comment on Friday evening.

The arrests at the Longworth House office building came at a time when Congress is holding televised hearings into the January 6, 2021 attack on the same building, in which supporters of President Donald J. Trump violently stormed the Capitol complex.

News of the arrests was sure to provide fodder for pundits, comedians and politicians.

Shortly after the arrests were announced on Friday night, Fox News host Tucker Carlson told viewers that Mr. Colbert’s producers had just “committed an insurrection” at the United States Capitol. “It’s exactly like what happened on January 6, so we will be looking closely at the sanctions,” he said. said.

“Liz Cheney, call your office,” Carlson added, referring to the Republican congresswoman from Wyoming and the vice chair of the committee investigating last year’s attack. “We have another committee to form.”

Mr. Smigel, the comedian who plays Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, could not be reached for comment on Friday night. CBS declined to provide further information about the arrests, or when the segment featuring Mr. Smigel’s canine puppet would air.

Mr. Smigel is a former writer of “Saturday Night Live” and “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” and his puppet is an irreverent, cigar-biting dog who sometimes wanders the halls of American power. Days after the 2016 presidential election, Mr. Colbert introduced Triumph on his show as “an old friend and campaign veteran, a real corporate mandarin and a toy Rottweiler”.

In a 2016 special election earlier that year, Triumph had described himself as an “insulting comic”.

“It’s the wave of the future,” he told Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee. “That’s what Trump does.”

In a February 2020 segment of Mr. Colbert’s “Late Show,” Triumph visited the United States Capitol and joined a scrum of reporters around Senator Mitt Romney, Republican of Utah.

“Hey, Mitt! ” he said. “I am a canine journalist! Can I be escorted to your roof? (Mr. Romney did not respond.)

Later, when Triumph attempted to enter a secure area of ​​the Capitol building, a security guard told him he had no access.

“I am here to report on the very significant loss of time that is occurring in the hemicycle,” he replied.

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SUNY Canton expands pet-friendly accommodations to include canine companions | St. Lawrence County https://jolijaunter.com/suny-canton-expands-pet-friendly-accommodations-to-include-canine-companions-st-lawrence-county/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 13:36:23 +0000 https://jolijaunter.com/suny-canton-expands-pet-friendly-accommodations-to-include-canine-companions-st-lawrence-county/ CANTON – SUNY Canton will make it easier for students to bring a piece of home this fall by launching a dog-friendly housing option. The program builds on the popularity of the college’s longstanding pet-friendly residence called Pet Wing, which began in 1997. The Pet Wing in Mohawk Hall accepts small animals, such as cats, […]]]>

CANTON – SUNY Canton will make it easier for students to bring a piece of home this fall by launching a dog-friendly housing option.

The program builds on the popularity of the college’s longstanding pet-friendly residence called Pet Wing, which began in 1997.

The Pet Wing in Mohawk Hall accepts small animals, such as cats, rabbits, fish, and hamsters. From now on, companion dogs will be welcome to reside with their owners in a designated area on the Rushton Hall campus.

“This is the next phase in our evolution as a nationally recognized pet-friendly college,” said SUNY Canton of Residence Life Director John M. Kennedy. “Animal companions are an important part of our students’ lives, so expanding this program helps maintain a community-like atmosphere where they feel comfortable and supported.”

Students must first apply to be accepted into this new program by June 24 and must meet other criteria before receiving permission to bring their dog to campus. Weight limits, medical treatments (such as vaccinations), and registration and license certificates are also required.

The college has received media attention for the Pet Wing, most recently in “Inside Higher Ed”, a national news website. The article discusses the surge in student demand for pet-friendly accommodation in the wake of COVID to combat isolation and improve mental health.

“Our Pet Wing remains one of the most popular housing options on campus, and I have no doubt our ‘Dog Floor’ will also be in demand,” Kennedy said. “These two programs offer a unique university experience that is hard to find elsewhere.”

Themed accommodations such as the Dog Floor allow students with similar interests to interact and form lasting bonds. Last fall, the college launched a hugely popular residence wing exclusively for students interested in video games.

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World Blood Donor Day: giving new life to pets https://jolijaunter.com/world-blood-donor-day-giving-new-life-to-pets/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 11:59:23 +0000 https://jolijaunter.com/world-blood-donor-day-giving-new-life-to-pets/ On this World Blood Donor Day (June 14), the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) celebrates the incredible cats and dogs that are part of its vital blood donor program. These pets and their families help save and care for hundreds of animals every year by voluntarily donating their blood to be used in operations and procedures. […]]]>

On this World Blood Donor Day (June 14), the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) celebrates the incredible cats and dogs that are part of its vital blood donor program. These pets and their families help save and care for hundreds of animals every year by voluntarily donating their blood to be used in operations and procedures. To mark the occasion, the RVCthe registered charity, the RVC Animal Care Trust, has presented two families of canine and feline blood donors with ‘Blood Donor of the Year’ awards in recognition of their generous and lifesaving donations.

The Feline Blood Donor of the Year was awarded to Mandie and her cat Weasley, Harry Potter’s namesake. Weasley, a five-year-old domestic shorthair, has made ten vital donations since registering in 2018 after Mandie spotted a call for donors while waiting at the RVC‘s Small Animal Hospital for Weasley’s treatment.

mandy, owner and recipient of the Feline Donor of the Year award, said:

“As a nurse myself, I understood the importance of donating and it made perfect sense for me to list it. We are a nation of animal lovers and it is so exciting to be able to help another animal in need.

Mandie is incredibly proud of Weasley’s award and is determined to help raise awareness of the importance of pet blood donation, saying:

“Not enough people know about animal donors, especially felines. Weasley is an absolute hero! He is so comfortable donating and watches over Spock, our English pointer who also donates. The team gives him a thorough checkup and blood draw, while giving him lots of attention and attention – he loves it!

The blood transfusion team are so professional and amazing at keeping animals calm. They assess them first and see if their temperament is suitable and they won’t be unduly stressed. Weasley was so cool he was definitely an ideal candidate! They were also great with us and dealt with any concerns we had as owners – it’s often like parents, where we are more worried than the child!

The canine blood donor was a six-year-old super-collie named Spike who joined the RVC blood transfusion service in April 2019 and has since donated 13 times.

Katie Matthewsdaughter of Spike’s owner Pauline, winner of the Canine Donor of the Year award, said:

“Mum saw a call online asking for blood donors, and this breed in particular, so he went for tests to check he was fit and has been going ever since. He loves donating! Even during the lockdown when we couldn’t go to the hospital with him, he went to see his favorite nurse without thinking of us who were waiting outside!

“It’s such a rewarding service to be a part of and we love hearing from the families whose pets have been saved by Spike’s blood. We got a letter at Christmas and it was one of our gifts favorites that year.

One patient, a Springer Spaniel named Harry, required 4 blood transfusions earlier this year for immune-mediated thrombocytopenia. Treatment is ongoing but we are happy to report that he has responded well and that is with a huge thank you to Spike and his precious blood donation.

With over 200 heroic dogs and cats saving lives across the RVC A blood donation program, the pioneering program has helped save hundreds of critically ill animals since its inception in 2005, performing nearly 700 transfusions in the past year. RVC feline blood product transfusions doubled this year to 130. We performed 516 canine blood product transfusions and 50 xenotransfusions (canine blood given to cats on an emergency basis). Blood donations were used for 45 cases requiring eye serum treatments.

Thanks to the generosity of its blood donor families, the service has been able to ensure that the veterinary hospital has the essential blood it needs to support the wide range of complex and life-saving operations and treatments that have place in the hospital. RVC every day.

Charlotte Russo, Head Nurse of Transfusion Medicine at RVCExplain :

“We are always looking for more feline donors – happy, relaxed big cats! We are also always looking for more blood type ‘negative’ canine donors – so Dobermans, Greyhounds, Flat-Coated Retrievers, German Shepherds and ‘Staffies’ are often ideal.As always, if anyone has a large, happy, relaxed dog of any breed and meets the requirements, we would welcome them!

The blood donation service is voluntary, with the RVC and Animal Care Trust relying on the goodwill of local pet owners who bring their animals to donate blood. All donors undergo health checks before donating and receive a full blood screening free of charge each year. Donors also receive a special blood donor tag to recognize their support, and everyone receives a special gift upon retirement.

The blood transfusion team is always looking for more dogs and cats to start donating and saving lives through the program. If you think your pet might be a RVC superheroes, please contact the RVC Blood Donor Team for more information: www.rvc.ac.uk/act/blooddonors

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Puppies and Cheetahs Make the Cutest Best Friends https://jolijaunter.com/puppies-and-cheetahs-make-the-cutest-best-friends/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 19:15:46 +0000 https://jolijaunter.com/puppies-and-cheetahs-make-the-cutest-best-friends/ Who says dogs and cats can’t be best friends? Puppy-cheetah friendships are more common than you might think — and they make the perfect pair. Take Rozi and Daisy, the newest (and cutest) duo to browse The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. The Ohio People’s Zoo has announced that one of its newest cheetahs, Rozi, […]]]>

Who says dogs and cats can’t be best friends? Puppy-cheetah friendships are more common than you might think — and they make the perfect pair.

Take Rozi and Daisy, the newest (and cutest) duo to browse The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. The Ohio People’s Zoo has announced that one of its newest cheetahs, Rozi, will have her own canine companion while being raised in captivity. Adopted from Animal Rescue Fund, Inc.the lab pup named Daisy will be the cat’s furry best friend as she grows up.

Rozi was only one cub, meaning her mother wouldn’t be able to produce enough milk for her to survive. That’s why his care team at the zoo steps in to hand-raise the big cat. “The Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Cheetah Species Survival Plan (SSP) has identified the Cincinnati Zoo as the best place to raise the cub,” the zoo said. said in a press release. She will eventually join the Cat Ambassador Program (CAP) and participate in Zoo’s Cheetah Encounter.

While the Guardians give Rozi a lot of attention, they bring in Daisy as a full-time companion. “Dog companionship provides opportunities for play and socialization that humans cannot provide to the little one,” the zoo explains. Not only do dogs provide great companionship, but they are a positive influence on their cute partners. Big cats can be easily agitated, especially in captivity. Many zoos have found success with cheetah-puppy partnerships in combating this wild energy. By modeling calm behavior and teaching social cues, puppies equip their feline friends with useful skills to thrive in the animal world. They are also extremely tolerant of typical kitten behaviors, such as teething and scratching. It just goes to show that everyone can benefit from puppy love!

A cheetah and its canine companion spend time together at the zoo.

Kris and Remus were the first such mixed-species match at the Cincinnati Zoo, inspired by the success of puppy-cheetah pairings at the San Diego Zoo. Photos and videos of Kris and Remus over the years, documenting the special bond that can be shared by these unlikely pals.

Sometimes the most unexpected companions make the best friends. Follow him Cincinnati Zoo Instagram Page to see more images of Daisy and Rozi as they grow up together. We can’t wait to see these future BFFs in action!

Do you think your dog would be friends with a big cat? Tell us about our Pets Wide Open Facebook page.

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