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Saturday, August 9, the 221st day of 2013.
There are 144 days left in the year


1974, Vice President Gerald R. Ford became the nation's 38th chief executive as President Richard Nixon's resignation took effect. Nixon resigned in the wake of what scandal?  1995, musician Jerry Garcia died in Forest Knolls, California, of a heart attack at age 53. Jerry Garcia was the lead singer for what iconic counter culture bad for over 30 years. Name this band????
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Paul Armstrong founder of Earthwhile Endeavors, Inc. parent company of earthbath products will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 8/9/14 at 630 PM EST to discuss and give away his productsKeep pets, especially dogs, in mind if you buy rat poison...It’s never good when a pet downs mouse or rat poison, but rodenticides containing anticoagulants are treatable with blood transfusions and vitamin K if the poisoning is caught in time.However, the Environmental Protection Agency is canceling eight such products, in part because they endanger wildlife such as hawks, owls, bobcats and cougars. A common alternative contains a neurotoxin called bromethalin that can be more harmful to pets – dogs in particular, who tend to eat anything they come across.A typical medium- to large-sized dog would have to eat approximately three bait packs to reach a toxic dose of bromethalin, while just a portion of a box of anticoagulant rodenticide can poison a dog. The trouble is, people may place four or five bait packs in their garage or yard. The products the EPA is banning are known as second-generation anticoagulants.If you use any kind of rodenticide, you should know how it works and the signs of toxicity. Anticoagulants prevent the blood’s ability to clot, causing microhemorrhages in the gastrointestinal tract, the chest cavity or the brain. The hemorrhages cause anemia, heavy panting with even slight exertion and an increased heart rate.Dogs treated quickly usually recover well. That’s not always the case for dogs poisoned by bromethalin. They often begin to press their heads against objects or become uncoordinated.Dogs with bromethalin poisoning may also have seizures, become depressed, and stop eating or drinking. The poison isn’t detectable with blood work, and often by the time the cause is discovered, treatment comes too late.If you have problems with rodents, take the following steps: First, try to manage the problem by blocking access or removing food sources. Use traps instead of poisons. If you use a poison, choose a first-generation anticoagulant, such as one that contains diphacinone, not brodifacoum, and not one that contains bromethalin.--------Even pets can get the back-to-school blues...The beginning of school means a big change in schedule for most families. It seems the kids who have been our best friends all summer leave to go to school, and life changes drastically for everybody. Not only do the kids go to school during the day, but then they also go to music lessons, dance lessons, football practice and soccer practice. I mean, the list goes on.Then when they come home, they race to eat supper and start their homework. In many ways, this time of year the pets are left behind and perplexed as to what happened.Now the house is very quiet during the day. It’s very lonely, and many pets grieve.When pets experience a big transition like this, they can become nervous and suffer from separation anxiety. Sometimes when they’re left alone, they may even become a little destructive and tear up a sofa or chair out of sheer fear of being alone or simply from boredom.But there are things you can do to help pets through the transition. You can shower them with affection and help them understand that even though the schedule changed, they are a treasured part of the family.First of all, leave soothing music playing during the day or even leave them in the room with the television on.Please don’t leave pets in the fence outside, only to see them watch their little friend walk from the house to the school bus. Many loyal dogs have climbed or dug out of their fences to chase a school bus carrying that precious cargo.One of the greatest tips to aid in back-to-school adjustment is when the child returns home from school that he takes his furry buddy out of the crate and into the fenced backyard for some serious play. Running, playing, rolling, throwing -- any way to let the pet know when he sees his buddy come home from school that wonderful things will happen.Please make a special effort during back-to-school time to give your fur babies special attention, affection and loads of exercise. Please reassure them that they still hold a place of value in your family.----------The wackiest pet names for 2014 are out — and they're sure to make you howl with laughter.In this year's contest by Veterinary Pet Insurance, Peanut Wigglebutt was voted the wackiest dog name, while Snuggles Butt Le Lee received the honor of being the craziest cat moniker.This is the seventh year the pet insurance company has set out to find the 50 most unusual names given to felines and canines, all with the purpose of celebrating pet owners who snub typical names in favor of more unconventional and unique ones.And according to a number of these pet parents, a crazy name is the best way to adequately describe their furry little friend.Curious about how your pet's name would stack up? Check out the the top 10 wackiest dog and cat names for 2014:Dogs:
Peanut Wigglebutt
Sir Hog Knucklehead
Sasha Biggiepotamus Fierce
Otto Von Longdog
Zippity Do Dawg
Airbubble McMuffin
Hamburger Patty
Angus T Brackencrack
Mister Buddy Pickles
Waffle DotsCats:
Snuggles Butt Le Lee
Count Flufferton
Katy Purry
Walter Croncat
Joey Banana Pants
Felix Thunder Paws
Senor Meow
Sassy Brat Kat
Putting down the family pet can be  a heart-wrenching and difficult time. But maybe your pet can still help others even after they are gone... A Kansas City, Kan., bioscience company is allowing euthanized pets to give one last gift.
In January 2013, Likarda LLC launched the Pet Organ Donation Network.  Dog and cat owners can consent to having their euthanized pet’s pancreas donated to the network to be used for research on treating canine and feline diabetes.The research could also open doors for improving the treatment of diabetes in humans.To date, the network has received between 30 and 35 donations.------Crossing the line from pet to service animalFrequent business travelers and at least one airline say they have noticed an uptick in the number of service dogs in aircraft cabins, raising questions for others as to whether a number of dogs that are truly pets are being passed off as service dogs.Most of those fliers don't want to keep their dogs in a carrier case in the cabin or they aim to avoid paying a fee for their pets.Department of Transportation regulations require airlines to allow service dogs on flights without charge.According to the regulations, passengers are permitted to board a flight with a service dog — other than one for emotional or psychiatric support — by presenting an airline with written documentation or providing "credible verbal assurances" that the dog is needed for a disability.Airlines, the rules say, can limit service dogs for emotional and psychiatric support to passengers "with a diagnosed mental or emotional disorder." Airlines may require such passengers to provide documentation from a licensed mental health professional or a medical doctorCarol Glazer, president of the National Organization on Disability, says the use of service dogs "has expanded dramatically over the years." Service dogs "can help their owners function more effectively in life and in the workplace" and gain access to airplanes and other places "they couldn't otherwise navigate."JetBlue spokeswoman Tamara Young says the airline has seen an increase in emotional support and service animals on its flights but hasn't noticed an increase of fliers trying to misrepresent their pets as service animals.Airline fees for a dog in the passenger cabin and in the cargo hold on one-way domestic flights:American Airlines: $125 cabin; $175 cargo holdDelta Air Lines: $125; $200Southwest Airlines: $95; dogs not allowed in cargo holdUnited Airlines: $125; $189-$549, depending on weight of dog

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