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Keeva's Corner: A Dog Blog

HI!  I am Keeva, a Welsh Collie, also known as a Welsh Sheepdog (http://www.herdingontheweb.com/welsh.htm" target="_blank">click here for more info on my  breed) I am so lucky to be cared for and loved by an amazing Human! I want to share some of the things we find important to the overall health and welfare of dogs and animals everywhere!

My Dog Blog will consist of things that, as a Dog, I find important for the Humans to know or understand about dogs of all kinds.  I hope to provide a plethora of dog and animal related information that will be useful to most everyone and can be easily read and shared!

Happy Tails and WOOFS to you all!

Keeva

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THE WARNING SIGNS OF HEAT STROKE

Posted on June 16, 2014 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (1)

In Arizona it is illegal to leave your pet in a hot car: ARS 13-2910 makes it a criminal offense for anyone who "intentionally, knowingly or recklessly leaves an animal unattended and confined in a motor vehicle and physical injury to or death of the animal is likely to result."

Sadly, as the summer of 2014 has just barely begun, there have already been pets left in cars & died as a result. ...

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Black Dog Syndrome: Myth or Real?

Posted on June 13, 2014 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (0)

As it is Friday the 13th AND a Full Moon, stereotypes and superstitions abound!  

One such stereotype is that black dogs (and cats) are not as "good" as other colored pets.  This is known as Black Dog Syndrome.

"Have you ever heard about the term “Black Dog Syndrome”? Although it might sound like a mythical disease, it is not, neither is it contagious. It is a phenomenon in the shelter ...

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NEVER LEAVE YOUR PET IN A HOT CAR

Posted on April 9, 2014 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Because I live in Arizona, this topic is one that comes up WAY TOO OFTEN in the summer here:


"How long can I leave my dog in the car?"


It really shouldn't be a question at all - you should NEVER - EVER - EVER leave your dog in your car unatteneded.

But the reality is that we all at some point while traveling about with Rover, need to stop for a "quick errand" or for "just a sec"...

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BREED SELECTIVE LEGISLATION - BSL..or just BS!

Posted on February 27, 2014 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

BSL, or Breed Selective Legislation has been inacted in hundreds of US cities & States. Due to ignorance and fear based knee jerk reactions to a perceived threat from a specific breed (the fear usually has been manifested by specific negative actions of a specific dog of a certain breed), these bans have cost THOUSANDS of perfectly wonderful pets to lose their homes, their families and sadly, their LIVES.  


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Pet Insurance - What you need to know

Posted on February 22, 2014 at 8:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Pet Insurance: Most pets are not covered and most owners don't know about it.  There are many pro's and con's to pet insurance, however after working in the Veterinary field I saw first hand the heartbreak owners faced when they couldn't afford medical care for their pets. Would pet insurance have made a difference? In most cases, I honestly believe so. Pet insurance is not "insurance" in the standard sense, like human health insurance where you pay a deducti...

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TRACK YOUR PET THROUGH GPS

Posted on February 20, 2014 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Did you know that every 2 seconds* (2 SECONDS!!) a pet goes missing in the US?   *aspca.org

What price would you pay to know exactly where your pet is if he/she got lost?  

Your pet has a Micorchip? That is very good if they are found by someone who wil take them to a vet or county shelter to be scanned. And only good if the information on the chip is up to date. So a microchip is good, but not good enough. Check out TAGG the Pet Track...

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Pet Food Alerts

Posted on February 17, 2014 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (0)

As people are becoming more conscience about what they feed to their pets, food recalls can be a big deal. Did you know that the FDA acutally regulates to a degree what can be in pet food?


From the FDA.gov website:


"The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates that can of cat food, bag of dog food, or box of dog treats or snacks in your p...

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The myth of the "normal" dog

Posted on January 22, 2014 at 7:40 PM Comments comments (0)

First I must disclose that I am NOT a Blogger. However, occasionally I come across a tid bit of news or find an article that I feel is worth sharing with the world, or a select few 2-legged friends.  

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This is an article I love to share with people who are looking for a dog as a pet. Not specifically for the seasoned pet owner, but more for t...

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