These six Boston Terrier Puppy Mill Dogs were rescued from an Indiana Puppy Mill. Their medical bills are piling up and are huge! We have already put one female in Emergency Surgery due to a herniated uterus that was found to have a dead pup inside.
These six dogs have suffered severe neglect and abuse. The pictures are gut wrenching. The medical problems are severe, overwhelming and costly.
Please visit Friends of Homeless Animals to learn more and to
donate and help these neglected puppy mill dogs.
Here is a little more information about each of them.
Chia could be a handsome little boy. Unfortunately he is suffering from numerous medical problems effecting his skin, hair, eyes, teeth and gums. He also has an irritated scrotum and mild interdigital irritation of one back paw. Recommended treatement for Chai includes oral antibiotics, dental cleaning, neuter and an Ophthalmologist consult. But his dental and eye problems will probably require significant medical treatment once completely diagnosed.
Chamomile is a little girl with dry skin, mild hyperemia to her face, and moderate dental plaque. Not so bad - right. But she also has what we thought was a huge mammary tumor. Actually it is a inguinal hernia that her uterus has fallen through. The uterus appears to have a dead puppy in it, and she's in the beginning stages of pyometra. It is the vet's opinion we need to spay her and repair everything immediately. She goes into surgery tomorrow. Additional medical recomendations include oral antibiotics, anti inflammatory, fine needle aspirate with cytology, spay, dental, mass removal with or without histopath.
Meet 'Earl Gray.' Somehow this name fits him. Earl Gray has dry and unkempt hair with mild flaking, alopecia and crusting. He also has mild facial hyperemia and other skin issues. He also siffers from severe dental plaque and gum recession causing severe oral odor, not to mention likely pain! His additional problems include mild irritation to the scrotum, prostate enlargement and mild anal enlargement due to chronic irritation. Recommended treatments include neutering, oral antibiotics and dental cleaning.
Ginger suffers from a dry and unkempt coat, multiple areas of focal alopecia, mild hyperemia to her face, and an eyelid tumor on the right lower lid. Like most dogs that have not had proper care she also suffers from dental plaque. But the most overwhelming and obvious condition for this poor little girl is the presence of multiple pendulous mammary teats, some enlarged and firm (mastitis or mammary carcinoma or chronic irritation). You think maybe she's been over-bred? Recommend treatments include oral antibiotics and anti-inflammatory, possible fine needle aspirate of mammary chain, spay.
Ginsing is a beautiful little girl for one who has had no love and tremendous suffering in life. She suffers from dry skin, mild hyperemia to her face and multiple "ring like" areas of alopecia. She also has thickening of both front pads (likely achronic irritation) and a skin tag on the right thigh. She has a mild mucus discharge of the right eye and moderate to severe plaque with moderate gum recession to molars and premolars. Her jaw is unbalanced and tilted down and to right. Pendulous teats and multiple teats enlarged and firm (mastitis, carcinoma or irritation). Fungal culture started 1/22/12. Recommended treatments include oral antibiotics, anti inflammatory, fine needle aspirate of mammary chain, spay and ringworm treatment.
Thai is a pretty good lookin fella! And right now his problems don't seem as serious as some of the other recent rescuees! But he still needs out help. He does have dry skin, alopecia on his rump, a mild irritation on his back right paw and moderate dental plaque. Most of his teeth are ground down and all four canines have pulp exposure. OMG - that's painful! And like the other boys has a mild cutaneous irritation to the scrotum. Recommended treatments include oral antibiotics, dental and neuter.
These precious dogs will be in medical care to correct the horrible neglect their owner inflected on them. The medical care is just the beginning for these wonderful dogs. They still have to learn how to trust people again and rehabilitate into being family dogs.
At the risk of repeating myselfPlease visit Friends of Homeless Animals to learn more and to donate toward helping these neglected puppy mill dogs.
Looking for a new pet? Adopt - don't shop!!! The Animal Foundation
has hundreds of dogs looking for new homes. Stop by - one of them is sure to choose you!
Here are just a few.
This Sunday, January 29, 2012 the Animal Foundation
will host an adoption event at Tivoli Village between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM. These adoptable dogs will be located outside of the Dog House and Land Rover store.
The dogs are coming out of their kennels and heading to Tivoli Village in search of new homes. Join us at The Dog House and Land Rover store locations to meet your new best friend. All dogs are already spayed/neutered, microchipped and vaccinated, and will be sent home with a starter bag of pet food and a voucher for a complimentary wellness exam.
Not in the market for a new family member? That’s ok! Stop by to learn about The Animal Foundation
and get your free Jamba Juice or Coffee Bean gift certificate!
If you’d like to preview some of the adoptable dogs visit The Animal Foundation website
or click on the slie show in this article.
Not all dogs seen in these pictures will be available at the adoption event. So if you see one that’s calling you call (702) 384-3333 Ext: 131 or visit the Animal Foundation at 655 North Mojave Road, Las Vegas, NV.
Tivoli Village is located at:
440 South Rampart
Las Vegas, NV 89145
The following description was submitted by Ellie’s current owner.
Ellie is a pedigreed, spayed, female Cairn Terrier who is looking for a new home. She will be three years old on February 07, 2012. Her owner can no longer care for her simply due to a change in his living situation. She is currently located in Huntington Beach, CA but transport may be possible.
Ellie is potty trained. She stays in her crate while I'm away at work or school. At night she sleeps with me on my bed or in her own little bed. She is playful and good with small dogs and/or dogs with a calmer energy (she is a high energy dog).
She was bitten by a larger dog this past October so she is anxious around larger aggressive dogs. I use a Thundershirt to help with her anxiety. Since her attack we have continued to go to the dog beach on the weekends where she can socialize with other dogs and chase sea gulls. I can't let her off the leash as she does not come back, although it is easier to put her leash back on when we're at the dog park or in a small yard.
Ellie does not like certain sounds for some reason (I noticed that it started after the attack): skateboards, razor scooters (she calms down when kids stop riding to pet her), cars driving by when it's raining, and the vacuum cleaner.
She loves to play with kids. She likes to play fetch inside the house (soft toys and balls). She also likes to chase empty soda bottles on the floor. Ellie is a bit of a barker when she hears noises outside the apartment (generally when I'm home with her.) She does not bark at night or when I'm away at work. If she does bark at night, it's usually because she's anxious and when I put the Thundershirt on her, she mellows out.
Ellie is a great companion and I'm deeply saddened that I'm in a situation where I have to find another home for her. I would like the lucky family who adopts her to know that if ever at some point they cannot keep her themselves, to please contact me right away and I will gladly try to either find another home or if I'm in a better place I can keep her.
If you are interested in adopting Ellie please call Sunil at 949-922-1683 or email email@example.com
At least I think I'm a Chug. But you can look through all the Pug Mixes and decide for yourself. Hi, I'm Junebug. I'm an adorable and super sweet small pug mix (we think I am mixed with chihuahua, making me a "Chug.") I'm only about two years old and I'm looking for the right home. I'm very very scared of men, so I would prefer a female only home. I also like to be the queen bee of the house, so while I'd do ok with a laid back male dog, I'd prefer being the only child. I'm located in the Las Vegas, NV area.
For more information on how to adopt Junebug, please visit www.rescuepugs.com, call 702-883-0740, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All of these beautiful 1 and 2 month old puppies are scheduled to be euthanized tomorrow. How can we let this happen? They shouldn't even have been taken from their litters yet. And they should have a chance to have a life.
They are all located at the Columbus, GA Animal Control. Adoption fees range from $25.00 to $75.00 for puppies which includes spay / neuter and micro chipping.
Licensed rescues can pull for free.
Can we save these babies.
Please click on each photo for the details about each puppy.
Are you familiar with an organization called 'Vets Adopt Pets.' AllDogsWelcome.com will be posting guest blogs from them to help get the word out. What word - very simply: Rescued pets can help better the lives of our US veterans and Vets can help save the lives of our furry friends in rescues and shelters.
So my thanks to Barb for this first guest blog intended to familiarize my viewers with the programs and efforts of 'Vets Adopt Pets.'
You can also keep up with their efforts on twitter by following @PetsAdoptVets.
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Vets Adopt Pets creates awareness, interest and support for U.S. Veterans Adopting Shelter Pets for companion or service animal needs. Our role is to disseminate information and resources by pulling together the many organizations that exist and to promote further actions that enable Veterans to heal with a Service Dog or enjoy a Companion Animal while Saving the lives of Shelter Pets.
Our major focus is to reach Veterans, Military Families, friends, neighbors, & communities. If a Vet is connected to the VA, they are being well taken care of, but statistically only approx. 1/4 of all Veterans utilize the VA, mostly due to geographic distance. We hope to reach those that may be isolated and in need of some support.....or a pet.....or a service dog. (suicide and PTSD are major issues).
Social Media's are supporting Vets Adopt Pets with much praise. We are part of the vast and wonderful healing community that support our Veterans.
"Man's Best Friend" was domesticated about 15,000 years ago and the dog is still the most domesticated animal in human history. They are helpful for a variety of purposes like hunting, herding, assisting police and protecting the house. Dog lovers just go crazy for them and love them like their kids. They provide them all the facilities like good and nutritious food to eat, warm place to live, and what not! They just carry them along with them wherever they go, on vacation, or picnics.
Keeping this in mind, a few casino owners have started allowing their customers to bring their pets along with them. Most of the casino hotels
do not allow pets to enter. But the question arises, whether pets should be allowed in casinos?
The answer is, why not! After all every businessman wants to expand the business and if allowing dogs to come into casino games
attracts more customers, it’s worth it. Moreover, there is an additional entry fee for pets which also adds to the income.
More and more casino players are willing to come to casinos and play casino games if they are allowed in with their loving pets. Casino in UK
has already started following this new business idea.
Over the course of the next several days All Dogs Welcome will post a five part series on the symptoms, effects, types and causes of anxiety in dogs.
The topics that will be covered in these blogs will include:
Introduction to the five part series
Part 1: Preventing anxiety in your dog
Part 2: The types and causes of anxiety in dogs
Part 3: The effects and symptoms of anxiety in dogs
Part 4: Products to calm your dog
Part 5: Changing learned behavior that causes anxiety
Part 4: Products to Calm Your Dog
This installment of the 'Anxiety in Dogs' series discusses the various products and treatments available to treat a dog that suffers from anxiety related stress and behaviors. AllDogsWelcome.com does not have any vested interest in nor does it sell any of these products. The information below is provided to assist you in determining the best solution for your dog's symptoms or problems.The most obvious treatment for anxiety in dogs is actually the same as for stress or anxiety in humans - sedatives. Of course these must be prescribed by a qualified veterinarian who has examined your pet and agrees that some form of treatment is necessary. Yes, a vet may prescribe Xanax, Valium, Prozac or one of many other sedatives for your nervous or stressed out dog. But there are several concerns regarding sedating pets. Ironically sedatives can have the opposite effect on some animals and actually cause them to become more hyper and anxious. Sedatives are also known to have several side effects such as lowering the blood pressure of the animal, causing grogginess, and several others dependent on which sedative is given. So you may want to consider some of the other available options before administering these drugs to your pet.Touch:Dogs love their people and very often love each other. If you are lucky enough to have more than one dog in your home you may notice that they really snuggle together or with you. Since dogs are usually born as part of a litter they spend the first several weeks huddled in a single mass. And they really never get over the love of physical contact. If your dog is occasionally frightened by a sound or situation simply stroking him and speaking to him in a soothing tone may be sufficient. But if your dog is frequently nervous you may want to try therapeutic touch, such as the Tellington TTouch method. You can read more about the art of healing through touch at LoveEnergyTouch or view this short video of this TTouch technique being taught to young school children.There are also several 'touch' products available commercially such as the Thunder Shirt and Anxiety Wraps. I confess I've never used either of these products. But - I have very small dogs that I can easily pick up to comfort when they are stressed. Both of these products wrap your pet, much as you would hold them and hug them if you could. These products are available for all sizes of dogs and apply a gentle pressure to the dog's body that has a tremendously calming effect.Pheromones:Pheromones, or DAP (Dog Appeasing Pheromone), are equivalent to the pheromones that a female dog secretes to calm nursing puppies. DAP is formulated to have the same calming effect on dogs of all ages. It is available as a spray or as a liquid to be used in an electric diffuser. There are also pheromone collars available for all sizes of dogs. Natural Remedies: There are many natural remedies available on the market that fall into categories such as herbals, homeopathics, botanicals and vitamins or supplements. I've used an herbal product called Rescue Remedy. This type of product is useful when a specific event, such as thunder or fireworks, is upsetting your pet. I have a Boston Terrier that is petrified of thunder. I simply give him a few drops whenever a storm is expected and it does help to keep him calm. Many of the botanical and homeopathic products work the same way.There are also a variety of vitamins and supplements available to help your pet. These products contain ingredients such as dried hops, ginger root, chamomile, L-taurine, and tryptophan, to name a few. Supplements are most effective when given to your pet regularly, usually once or more per day. These are not restricted for times when a stressful situation is occurring, but rather, are intended to keep your pet in a balanced state that makes him better able to cope with stress. Therefore these products should be used for dogs that seem too have a nervous disposition, not those that are frightened only by certain situations. All of these types of products are available online and in stores. But you should do your own research to determine what specific product is best for your pet and your situation. And as always, PLEASE be sure to have your pet examined by a qualified veterinarian to assure that there is not an underlying medical problem associated with his behavior or symptoms before beginning to use any over the counter products.
Part 3: Effects and Symptoms of Anxiety in Dogs
The symptoms of anxiety can vary tremendously and will vary from dog to dog. And to make it even more complicated many of the symptoms of anxiety are actually normal behaviors in dogs, in certain circumstances and at moderate levels. For example barking, licking, chewing, panting, yawning, and scratching are all normal. But all of these should only happen in certain circumstances:
- A dog will bark at certain sights or sounds. Normal. But if your dog barks excessively and you cannot see or hear anything that is triggering this behavior it may be a sign of anxiety.
- A dog will lick himself, you, or another pet for a moment. Normal. But if licking becomes obsessive, if he is constantly licking himself, the furniture, the carpet, a toy or you, it may be a sign of anxiety.
- A dog should chew certain toys, bones or treats. It's good for them to suppress boredom and to clean their teeth. Normal. But if your dog chews or sucks whenever he's alone, or, whenever he's in a new situation, or, whenever the activity or noise level is higher than normal in your home, it may be a sign of anxiety.
- A dog will pant when being walked in the warm weather, after running around the yard, or even after extended indoor play. Normal. But if your dog goes from being calm and quiet to suddenly panting, it may be a sign of anxiety.
- Dogs yawn just like people when sleepy. Normal. But deep, wide-mouthed and frequent yawning may be a sign of anxiety.
- A dog will scratch himself. Some will even scratch at a door to let you know it's time to go. Normal. But, like licking and sucking, if your dog is scratching obsessively, it may be a sign of anxiety.
Unfortunately, each of these behaviors, when taken to the level of obsessive, compulsive behavior can also be a sign of simple boredom. And some can also be attributed to several different medical conditions.
There are several more signs that your dog may be suffering from anxiety. But these are symptoms that can also be attributed to medical conditions. They include diarrhea, vomiting, hair loss, shaking, pacing, tail chewing, hiding or seeking solitude, and becoming extremely submissive or overly aggressive. If your dog exhibits any of these symptoms try to put it in context to determine if you should seek immediate medical attention or if you should observe him for a while first.
- If, for example, you dog suddenly develops diarrhea and / or vomiting, there's a good chance he simply got into something he shouldn't have be it in the garbage, the backyard, or while you were walking. But if this condition lasts more than 24 hours seek advice from a veterinary professional.
- Hair loss will seldom happen very quickly and can mean several things including allergies, vitamin deficiencies, medical problems and stress. Again, if this condition appears and persists seek advice from a veterinary professional.
- Shaking is really a tough one. Your dog may shake if it is frightened or if it is cold. Either of those situations should be obvious to you. Some dogs actually shake with excitement at the thought of a treat or a walk or recognizing playtime is coming. But if your dog occasionally, or even periodically, gets the shakes or trembles, this can be a sign of a serious medical problem and / or severe pain. Do not ignore it. Seek advice from a veterinary professional.
- Pacing can be a sign of boredom, can become an obsessive behavior, or can be a sign of a very severe medical problem known as 'bloat.' If your dog has always been inclined to pace it is probably a stress or behavioral issue. But if your dog suddenly develops this behavior, pacing and restlessness, seek immediate advice from a veterinary professional. Bloat is life threatening.
- Tail chewing is another activity that can be a behavioral issue brought on by stress or a medical problem. It may require medical attention in either case since it is an activity that may cause the dog to create sores or open wounds on itself by chewing and irritating the skin. So if you observe this behavior with any degree of frequency, seek advice from a veterinary professional.
- And finally, any change in your dog's normal behavior or personality should be observed and considered carefully. If your normally social and loveable dog is suddenly seeking solitude, hiding, being uncharacteristically submissive or aggressive - something is wrong. If there has recently been any major change in his life, such as those discussed in Part 2 of this series, then the personality and behavior changes will hopefully be temporary as your dog adjusts to the newness of his situation. But if things in his life are relatively stable and you are not aware that something has caused him to become frightened or nervous, seek advice from a veterinary professional.
The effects of the symptoms and behaviors described above can impact everyone in the home, human, canine and even feline. And whether the cause is medical or anxiety only matters in terms of how it is treated - not whether or not is should be treated. Dogs who suffer from severe anxiety issues do not have the opportunity to enjoy the quality or longevity of life we'd like them all to have. Anxiety issues can not only cause physical health problems in your dog but can also cause depression and other emotional and behavioral problems. This of course leads to a vicious cycle. Your dog may become depressed and anxious because he is not feeling well, or, your dog may become quite ill because he is depressed and anxious.
So, if any of the symptoms described above persist you should seek advice from a veterinary professional. Even if your observations leave you no doubt that the problem is not medical. Remember, stress, anxiety, fear, and the symptoms and behaviors associated with these emotions have a tremendous impact on your dog's mental, emotional and physical health. And in severe cases can be treated with medications, herbal remedies, behavior modification and other methods that will be discussed in Part 5 of this series.
So what are some of the symptoms of anxiety in dogs? What effect do these symptoms have on their health and behavior? How do you know if these symptoms and behaviors are stress related or something else? OK, let's answer these questions.