Sweetener May Be Dangerous To Dogs

Dogs, Health, Safety 2 Comments »
Posted by at 10:14 am

Dog chewingIn October of last year, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) posted a press release warning that Sugar Substitutes May Be Dangerous To Dogs saying “If you think it’s no big deal that your dog just ate some sugar-free gum or a cookie or two, think again. You may want to make an immediate trip to your veterinarian“.

The sweetener is xylitol which is a naturally occurring sugar alcohol that’s found in many fruits and vegetables like berries, corn husks, oats, and mushrooms. It has about the same sweeness as sucros, but with only 2/3’s the food energy which is what makes it a low-calorie alternative to sugar. The sweetener can be found in a variety of sugar-free products like chewing gum, toothpaste, candy and baked goods.

Unfortunately, the sugar substitute lowers the blood sugar in dogs which can result in “loss of coordination, depression, collapse and seizures as soon as 30 minutes after ingestion“.

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This Pet Bed Does the Kessel Run in Less Than 12 Parsecs

Cats, Dogs, HowTo, Toys 2 Comments »
Posted by at 8:58 pm

Millennium Faclon Pet BedOne of the users over at craftster offers up this idea for making a cool Mellinnium Falcon bed that your Star Wars obsessed pet will be sure to love.

Get the details here: Millennium Falcon Pet Bed

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America’s Dog Obsession

Dogs, News, TV, Video 1 Comment »
Posted by at 10:20 am

Why is America obsessed with dogs?Reports say that there’s at least 1 dog in 50 million American homes. The Today show tries to explain why “we’re crazy for dogs”. Click on the image to watch their report.

Are you obsessed with your dog or know someone who is (I’m looking at you, mom)? Tell us about it in the comments. Read more…

Hunter Shot By Own Dog, Recovering

Dogs, Humor, News 1 Comment »
Posted by at 4:31 am

Dog with a shotgunIn a bizarre turn of events, a man in Iowa was actually shot by his own dog while out hunting pheasant.

The dog is currently being held for questioning at the Grinnell County jail and we have not received word yet on weather the shooting was accidental or intentional.

Harris was hunting with a group about three miles north of Grinnell. The group shot a bird, and when Harris went to get it, he put his gun on the ground and crossed a fence. As he crossed the fence, his hunting dog stepped on the gun, Foster said.

Usually getting shot is actually not that funny and I wouldn’t normally poke fun at such a potentially serious subject, but when there’s a dog at the trigger, well… I just had to chuckle. A little. On the inside.

Read the full article from the San Jose Mercury News after the jump… Read more…

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