January 30, 2007
If any of you aren't familiar with Carnival of the Capitalists, it's a weekly blog entry that summarizes some of the more interesting blog entries related to business and economics that week but it's hosted by a different blog every time. It's a cool way to see what's going on in the blogosphere and to maybe find some blogs you hadn't come across before.
January 29, 2007
A friend of mine asked me recently what she should do for a family friend whose dog had just passed away. She isn't a pet parent but she could tell her friend was absolutely distraught at the death of his dog and wanted to do something for him.
January 22, 2007
My mum, Anne Bennett, died on Wednesday, January 17th, 2007, just 2 weeks short of her 65th birthday. She got a very serious bout of pneumonia that got the better of her in the end.
January 18, 2007
Once again, Anita Campbell at Small Business Trends kindly posted my predictions for pet-related small business trends 2007 on her blog.
January 16, 2007
This is a first in a series about the genetic conditions a particular breed might be more prone to than a comparable mixed breed dogs or cat.
- Arthritis: disease that causes inflammation and pain in the joints
- Hip dysplasia: painful condition where the leg bones and hip sockets do not fit well together, causing pain and lameness
- Progressive Retinal Atrophy: degeneration of the retina in the eye which progresses to blindness
- Neuronal Ceroid-lipofuscinosis: a degenerative brain disease
- Tricuspid dysplasia: malformed heart valves
- Developmental Bone and Joint Disease
- Retinal dysplasia: abnormal development of the retina in the eye
- Allergic Dermatitis: skin allergies
- Otitis Externa: ear infections
- Hepatitis: inflammation of the liver
- Laryngeal Paralysis: narrowing of the larynx, constricting the ability to breath
Because a breed is more prone to a disease does not mean that any particular dog will get the disease but is more prone overall than a mixed breed dog.