Thursday, November 29, 2012

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Puppy V. Lemon

The combination of an adorable puppy and a sour lemon makes for some great video! Enjoy!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Bootcamp for Bulldogs

Bootcamp for bulldogs! Tillman, the skateboarding wonder, becomes an honorary marine in Texas. No word on whether he had to drop a few pounds to make the grade.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Good Samaritans

On Thanksgiving we should all be grateful for these wonderful good samaritans who are scouring neighborhoods hit by Sandy and claiming lost pets.

The impact of this storm is not going away anytime soon.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Thanksgiving Feast

Just in time for Thanksgiving, come these warnings from veterinarian, Ann Anderson of Rochester, Minnesota, about sharing the contents of your holiday feast with your pets:

The Thanksgiving meal, the ultimate yearly celebration of comfort food, is coming soon. So let’s talk turkey. Poultry bones can splinter and cause gastrointestinal distress. Even if you don’t give them to your pets, it is pretty easy for a dog to dig them out of your fragrant, bone-filled garbage.

High fat foods — gravy, pie or cookies — the filling staples of the Thanksgiving meal, can make your pet sick with diarrhea, vomiting, and pancreatitis. That much fat isn’t good for pets.

Besides fatty fare, there are many specific food items to avoid giving to pets. Onions, garlic, and chives can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and red blood cell damage, particularly in cats.

Sage is an herb used in stuffing. Consumption of a large enough quantity of sage can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and central nervous system depression. Cats are particularly sensitive to sage’s detrimental effects.

Chocolate can cause vomiting, diarrhea, tremors, seizures, and death. Dark baking chocolate is the most dangerous.

Xylitol, a popular sugar substitute used in diabetic candy and desserts, causes life-threatening low blood sugar and liver failure in pets.

Raw bread dough can rise in your dog’s stomach just like it does in an oven. This can result in vomiting, abdominal pain, and bloat. Bloat is a condition where the stomach enlarges and twists. This is a life-threatening condition requiring immediate surgery.

Be thankful that your pets have their own food and please don't contribute too much of your own to their dishes!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Bedside Manners

This is Zander, a husky, whose owner was hospitalized for a few days for a skin condition. Distraught, the dog tracked him down, two miles away at the hospital, where an employee found him outside the building.

Talk about devotion.

Once you save a dog's life, they never forget.

Read more about it, here.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Pricey Pet Products

Looking for some holiday gifts for your pet? Look no farther although these are a bit pricey. I must admit that the $900 pet spa looks pretty intriguing....

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Annie and Sandy

We've heard a lot about Sandy these days but this one is the star of Annie and the story of how a shelter dog got top billing is totally heartwarming.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The Perils of Factory Farming

We here at The Culinary Canine are all about humane practices of farming. Our pets need meat, we know, but if possible please choose from those that were humanely raised.

Yup. Even for your dogs. After all, they're family.

What's in Your Toy Box?

Victoria Stillwell has some great ideas to challenge your pup mentally as well as physically.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Squirrel Picks Romney

Tomorrow is election day so please cast your vote. As for predictions, well Gnocchi the squirrel picks Romney.

The rest of us will just have to wait and see.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Pup Survives Fire

Does your local firehouse have pet oxygen masks? Thanks heavens this one did.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

I Guess I'll Just Feed Myself

What happens when the cat is hungry and the jar of food is available? Watch this smart cat solve the problem!