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How Many Senses Are There?

How many times have you heard somebody say “It’s almost like he has a sixth sense!” or something to that effect. And you’ve undoubtedly seen, or at least heard of, the movie “The Sixth Sense.”

For many years, I’ve been bothered that that phrase. We were probably all taught in primary school that there are “five [...]

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Missy has Arrived from Meridian Shelter - Deformed Limbs and All

Missy arrived here Sunday evening at about 10:00pm.  What a long saga this darling girl has been through!  I carried her inside and set her down in the room in which all the dogs eat (previously our formal dining room).  The room smells great to dogs because of all the kibble and dog treats we [...]

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Dog and Cat Treats from China May be Poisoning Your Pets Even if They’re Branded Under a VERY Reputable Brand Name

ALERT: Vets warn of new treats from China poisoning dogs

Despite repeated warnings issued by the FDA, veterinarians are reporting new cases of dogs developing symptoms of kidney failure (Fanconi’s syndrome) similar to dogs who have been poisoned by Chinese-made chicken jerky treats, but this time they are being poisoned with a whole new class [...]

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Recall of Canine Kibble Includes; Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul, Country Value, Diamond, Diamond Naturals, Premium Edge, Professional, 4Health,Taste of the Wild

May 4, 2012

Diamond Expands Voluntary Recall

UPDATED: CORRECT PRODUCTION CODE INFORMATION

Diamond Pet Foods Expands Voluntary Recall of Dry Pet Food Due to Potential Salmonella Contamination

Batches of the brands manufactured between
December 9, 2011 and April 7, 2012 are affected

Consumer Contact: 866-918-8756
Media Contact: 816-255-1974

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 5, 2012

Diamond Pet Foods today announced that it [...]

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You May Be Moved by Their Ads on TV But Here’s Just One of Many Reasons Why You Should NEVER Donate or Support HSUS (Humane Society of the US)

As a nonprofit organization Sheltie Rescue of Utah cannot invest a significant portion of our funds to influence political decisions.  In fact, we invest ALL our funds into providing care for our rescues.
HSUS is also a nonprofit bound by these same restrictions however, not only do they have many very highly payed lobbyists in Washington, [...]

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A Dog’s Last Will and Testament – Beautiful

This is a sweet and beautiful writing.  We all know dogs who shared these thoughts with us.  Thanks to Frank Mercik for sharing this with us.  – Barbara

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Kidney Disease, Rimadyl and Anti-Inflammatory Meds, Arthritis, and Alternative Treatments

The previous post by one of Sheltie Rescue of Utah’s favorite adopters, Sharon St. John, raises so many important topics that I wanted to make a post out of my detailed reply to her post. – Barbara Edelberg

There is SO much kidney disease rampant in dogs and cats that you really can’t attribute [...]

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Eva Sak’s Rescued Sheltie Flash – Flashing a Huge Smile and Having Fun!

I so want to be THIS happy!

Eva Saks in California is getting the paper work together to start a 501c3 Sheltie Rescue group in the Van Nuys area.  Eva, the soft-hearted, loving soul that she is, will specialize in rescuing Shelties that others might put down.  What!  A rescue putting down seniors who’ve been [...]

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Guy Gets Bladder Emptied of Stones – Warning – One Photo May Be Too Graphic for Some

WARNING!
This post contains one photo that may be too graphic for some people.

Our eight year old handsome Sheltie-boy, Guy (technically Sir Guy) stopped being able to urinate during a weekend stay with us while his foster Mom, Lorrie Roemer, was out of town for a couple of days. It was [...]