Bella is a 5 year old Catahoula, Lab, Dachshund mix. She loves chasing squirrels, running, playing tug-of-war and fetch, and doing tricks for treats. She knows the sound of vegetable chopping and is always ready for a stray carrot or piece of broccoli to fall. She also loves belly rubs and back scratches. Submitted by Amanda Z.
Shorty and Thor couldn’t be more different, but they came from the same litter in March of 2012. Shorty is a gentle soul, who can catch a Frisbee on the fly and loves to play with toys (the noisier the better). He has the manners of a prince, and will wait for permission to enter your space. Thor, on the other hand, likes two things: eating and rooting around (looking for something to eat). He’s not interested in toys unless it involves taking them away from Shorty. And for some reason, Thor has no concept of boundaries, as he will decide where he wants to lay down and if that spot is taken, he just wedges himself in.
They both are very good boys and love to go walking, although they bark at anything bigger than they are. They are the happiest in the morning and miserable if they can’t go walking. Submitted by Danna and Tony.
We pet lovers need to ask the tough questions our pets can’t. For example:
— Why do the labels on popular flea and tick products tell you not to handle your pet for 24 to 48 hours after treatment?
— And why do they tell you their flea killer or squeeze-on is not systemic? They want you to believe their toxic poisons are not absorbed into your pet’s blood stream. But the only way their treatment kills fleas and ticks is by the insect drinking the blood of the animal.
— What’s more, what are the big drug company execs telling your veterinarian to trick him or her into prescribing costly and dangerous chemical flea killers and spot-ons that often don’t work?
— Even worse, where do the drug companies hide the laboratory results of the unfortunate animals they test their products on for EPA registration?
— And finally, how do they get away with calling their product a natural flea control when the active ingredients are toxic chemicals?