The Petside Digest: Police Dog Death, Homeless Pet Initiative Earmark Animal News This Week
The Petside Digest is dedicated to bringing you the latest in animal news each week!Published August 10, 2012
We'll start this week's edition of the Petside Digest with the sad story of the police dog that passed away. Zak, a trained K-9 police dog, was left alone by his handler in a hot patrol car and was found dead. The poor pooch had a heart condition, and it is believed that this condition, possibly exacerbated by the car's heat, was the cause of his preventable passing. Read the entire story right here at Petside!
Homeless Pets Find Place to Stay: CNBC
The VCA Animal Hospitals are giving pets shelter, after the devastating wildfires in Oklahoma left them and their families homeless. Many hospitals have taken up the cause, like the VCA Woodland Central Animal Hospital, and will be boarding animals free of charge in an effort to give pets a place to stay during this trying time. The hospital is even offering to give pets that need it vaccination updates! Read more on this at CNBC.
Odd Behavior in Dogs: Petside
Does your pooch have some weird quirks? Well don’t fret because you’re not alone. Petside’s own Victoria Schade discusses some of her dog Olive’s strange behavior like weird pooping, odd scratching, and many more topics. Read more about Olive and her quirks right here at Petside.
Cause of Dog Disease Discovered: Fox News
Good news for Brazilian terrier owners! The fatal skeletal disease that affects these pups has been traced to a single gene mutation. That means that there’s a possibility the condition can be treated and hopefully eliminated with different breeding techniques. Read more about this rare disease at Fox News.
Adoptable Pet of the Week: Sassy
Sassy is a 2-year-old domestic long hair cat from Sidney, New York and she’s looking for a loving home! This cat is spunky and has a bit of an attitude, which is where she gets her name from, and she’ll always keep you guessing.