Muffin’s Pet Connection: August 5, 2013
BY JUDE LASSOW
meeeow: “hi, I’m the Brain (as in Pinkie); he’s Blackie; we’re about 12-week-old males, and nine-week-old Puma is a girl. We are all adorable, cute, playful and cuddly.
“We are people ‘n pet friendly and would make THE purrfect kitty addition to your family. We will love you pawever and ever. Please come and meet us — feel the magic. Your heart will be captured.” Call Linda, 718-946-5965.
WOOF WOOF: Greg is a 48-pound, eight-year-old Scottish Terrier mix. He is feisty and would do best in a home without small children. He gets along with other dogs. He does have dominance issues with people; it takes time to earn his trust. In the right home, he would be loving. Contact: [email protected].
PRAYER REQUEST: Linda, a cat rescuer and graphic artist in Bensonhurst, requests prayers for Charlie, her 12-year-old cat. He was just diagnosed with diabetes.
Two weeks ago he was 18 pounds; now he’s 16 pounds. Linda and Eddie are troopers about Charlie.
Six-year-old Frisky, her other kitty, also has health issues. They have seven house cat companions and feed about 20 outdoor kitties. She spayed/neutered all of them. Please visualize Charlie…he needs positive healing energies. Peace and God Bless!
ASPCA: WARNINGS — TOP HOUSEHOLD TOXINS POISONING PETS…
Home toxins vary from cleaning products to wood fuel.
•Insecticides: Over 50 percent of the calls to APCC involved cats exposed to insecticides.
•Over-the-Counter Human Medications: Ibuprofen, naproxen, acetaminophen as well as herbal and nutraceutical products (fish oil, joint supplements) are extremely dangerous to pets.
•Human Prescription Medications: Antidepressants and pain meds (opioids and prescription non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), heart medications, blood pressure pills.
•Veterinary Products and Medications: O-T-C and prescription veterinary products can be dangerous to pets. Flavored tablets are a harmful favorite.
DID U KNOW…Chickens used to wear eyeglasses, AKA chickens goggles, chicken specs. These small eyeglasses were intended to prevent cannibalism and feather pecking. Some had rose-colored lenses; the coloring was to prevent the chicken wearing them from recognizing blood on other chickens.
Chicken specs were bulk-produced and sold throughout the United States in the beginning of the 20th century.
There are as many chickens on earth as there are humans.
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