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Rabies Booster Study may save hundreds of lives

This story was released from PHYS.org and I received it from my professional association PSI. It is very exciting.

"A new study by Kansas State University veterinary diagnosticians finds that pets with out-of-date rabies vaccinations are very unlikely to develop the fatal disease if given a rabies booster immediately after exposure to the virus."

What this means is that potentially hundreds of dogs lives can be saved. 

In the past, if a dog was exposed to the rabies virus and its rabies shot was found to be out-of-date, there were 2 options: The first was a 6 month quarantine at a potential cost to the owner of between $5000-$7000.

Christmas Vacation Safety Reminders

  Christmas is just a few days away and many of you will be hitting the highways and skyways to visit with family and friends. For those of you driving with your dogs, here are a few safety reminders.
1) Please make sure your dog is secured in the car either in an appropriate harness , crate or car seat devise. 
2) Do NOT let them stick their heads out of the windows. There is danger of eye injuries as debris from the roadway can hit their faces.
3) Please stop along the way to give them a potty break and be sure they are leashed when you do so.

A Household Danger to be Aware of

This article appeared in Dr. Karen Becker's daily email newsletter, "Healthy Pets".

"Recently, a young Australian Shepherd sampled some AA batteries and wound up in the veterinary hospital. When a dog chews and punctures a battery, the alkaline material can seep out, causing damage to tissues in and around the mouth, the esophagus, and farther down the GI tract. Symptoms of possible alkaline battery toxicosis also include difficulty swallowing, vomiting, abdominal pain, increased body temperature, black tarry feces, and an elevated white blood cell count.

Morris Animal Foundation Annual Canine Cancer Walk

  It's time once again to put one paw forward with hundreds of other San Diego dog lovers in the fight against canine cancer! The San Diego K9 Cancer Walk benefiting Morris Animal Foundation will take place Sunday, March 1, 2015, at Liberty Station.

Registration is now open for the 2015 walk! We hope to make this our best walk yet. We know it won’t be the same without you, so please sign up or start your team today and help Morris Animal Foundation continue to invest in cancer research that will create a brighter future for dogs.

Dog Fest San Diego Walk n Roll

This Saturday, November 22, Canine Companions for Independence is holding its annual Dog Fest at NTC Park at Liberty Station. 

The fun begins at 8:00 a.m. and includes a 1 1/2 mile walk, contests, vendor booths and lots of fun for you and your furry companions.

This is a wonderful way to get some exercise, spend time with your family, and raise some funds for this incredible organization.

Canine Companions for Independence supports people in need of assistance to improve their quality of life by raising and training wonderful puppies and then providing them to those who qualify.
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