This past week in Talkin Pets Social Media... Here is a quick recap of some of the great stuff posted to the Talkin Pets Radio social media channels... This weeks video posts were great... What happens when kittens & puppies meet for the first time? Adorable happens... and one kitty might even be the boss. Next up - Imagine if you will all your favorite TV shows opening sequence acted out by cute pugs... well you dont have to imagine any more. There is also a DIY or Do It Yourself cat house video project that will keep outside stray kitties warm and safe, super simple and cheap to make and you just might save a life.Finally we have two eductaional posts; Why you should never feed ducks bread and What these six sleeping positions tell us about our dogs personality!If you are looking for us on social media, you can get links to our facebook & twitter pages right on our website homepage - talkinpets.com t-a-l-k-i-n pets.comMake sure you follow and like us on social media... we only post the good stuff and will not clutter up your feeds. We appreciate all of our social media friends and followers.
Everyone is getting ready Thanksgiving. It's such a great time to gather with family to enjoy food, freinds and more food. But can it be bad for your pet??It’s that time of year again! Thanksgiving is almost here, and that means an abundance of delicious food. However, many food items that people enjoy aren’t healthy for pets to consume. This is important to remember during holiday meals, when dogs and cats beg for table scraps and guests might fall for those cute faces. To ensure your pets remain healthy this Thanksgiving, here are some dishes to make sure you keep away from your pets.
Salads - There are many salads served at Thanksgiving that include grapes or raisins as ingredients, such as fruit salad, waldorf salad and ambrosia. However, grapes and raisins are very toxic and potentially deadly. Grapes can cause severe, irreversible and sometimes fatal kidney failure in dogs. Be sure to keep all dishes that include grapes and raisins away from pets.Stuffing - Thanksgiving dressing is often made with onions, scallions or garlic. These ingredients are extremely toxic to dogs and cats and can cause a life-threatening anemia. It’s best to avoid feeding any amount of stuffing to pets.Desserts - While pumpkin pie is the most famous Thanksgiving dessert, many people offer a variety of pies at Thanksgiving, including chocolate pie. Chocolate is toxic to dogs and cats, yet dogs love the smell and taste of it. Keep chocolate pie and all chocolate desserts out of the reach of pets to prevent an emergency trip to the veterinarian.The majority of emergency room for pet visits during the Thanksgiving holiday revolve around the turkey. Owners must abstain from feeding any table foods to their pets. Even a small piece of butter-coated vegetable can cause a life-threatening pancreatitis in certain pets. And don’t even think about adding a ladle of gravy to your pets’ kibble. Don’t risk it. Strange foods and diet changes are hazardous to your pets’ digestive system and can lead to vomiting, diarrhea, and a very sick animal.Be sure to inform your family and dinner guests about these potentially toxic or dangerous foods so they do not feed them to your pets. ---------------------
Woman reunited with dog that vanished 7 years ago in OhioA Tennessee resident reunited with her dog that disappeared seven years ago from her old home in Ohio says she can't even describe how happy she was to see her pet.Mishka was 3 years old when she vanished from the backyard of owner Paula Graff's home in Hamilton Ohio. But Graff had an identification microchip implanted under the skin of the small dog described as part Pekinese and part terrier. She said she never gave up hope of seeing her beloved pet again.Graff was reunited with Mishka last week after the Animal Friends Humane Society in Hamilton, about 30 miles north of Cincinnati, called her home in Sunbright, Tennessee, to say her dog had been found through the facility's routine scanning of strays for microchips.Graff said the dog had been there a few days before the scanning located the microchip."Normally it's on the back of the neck, but her chip had slid down on her side and they finally found it," Graff said.We encourage all pet owners to microchip their pets.------------------------
Red panda goes missing from Northern California zooA red panda is missing on California's far north coast. The tiny creature named Masala disappeared from the Sequoia Park Zoo in Eureka sometime between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Thursday.Zoo manager Gretchen Ziegler said that anyone who spots the 1 1/2-year-old panda should not approach it but try not to lose sight of it and call the zoo or police.Ziegler says the biggest threat to Masala would be cars or an animal that preys on small animals. Red pandas are about the size of house cats but have big tails.It's unclear how the panda disappeared. Ziegler says the enclosure seems secure, but zookeepers are watching the exhibit's three other pandas.Red pandas are native to Nepal, Myanmar and China.
Soon you won’t be able to check your dog with your suitcase on Delta flights. Not that you should be anyways...Delta Air Lines DAL, stated on its website that it will no longer allow customers to check their pets with their baggage after March 1, 2016, unless passengers are a member of the military with active transfer orders or require service animals. Certain pets can still travel in the cabin for a fee, and a Delta spokesperson says they can travel in the cargo hold of an aircraft after the policy takes effect when shipped as freight via its Delta Cargo service. Prices for Delta Cargo shipping range from $193 to $1,481.The move may have been prompted by Delta’s history of pet incidents. The airline has recorded the highest number of pet deaths between May 2005 and September 2015, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. On Delta flights alone, 74 pets have died in the 10-year time period, accounting for about 25% of all recorded airline pet deaths in the U.S., and 14 pets have gone missing. However, these numbers are just a small percentage of the thousands of pets that travel on airlines each year.Once the new policy goes into effect, American Airlines will be the only U.S.-based airline to allow pets to travel in the checked-baggage compartment of its airplanes. Other airlines, like JetBlue, United Airlines, and Southwest don't allow animals to travel in the cargo compartment. The Humane Society of the United States doesn't support pets traveling in cargo: “We strongly discourage having your pet travel by air in the cargo hold of a plane,” its policy states. “It can be dangerous and stressful.”