What You Need To Know About The Dangerous Canine Influenza

Bella Breakdown Six years ago, I lost my seven-year-old golden lab mix to the canine flu. It was a rare outbreak in our area, but she was unfortunately one of the first dogs to catch it, and we lost her within a month. There has been a vaccination for the canine influenza for a long time, but unless it was seen to be an issue in your area, your vet may not have suggested it for your pet. “Canine Influenza, or dog flu, is caused by a Type A influenza virus. There are two different Type A influenzas that...

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Keep Your Bed Pet Hair Free With These Sheets

Bella Breakdown There’s nothing better than waking up on a cold morning to snuggle with your dog. They’re cute, cuddly and the perfect furry blanket to keep your toes warm at night! And believe me, your pet loves sleeping on your bed too. But when it comes to pet hair, and possible allergy irritations, you want to try your best to keep the bed hair-free. The best sheets to look for are tightly woven, durable and low on static. Silk and linen are good for repelling hair, and cotton sheets can work if they have a thread count of...

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Service Dog Gives Birth In Tampa Airport

Bella Breakdown Service dog, Eleanor Rigby, went into labor at the Tampa International Airport while her owner was waiting to board a flight to Philadelphia. With the help of bystanders and some Tampa Airport employees, Eleanor, also known as Ellie, gave birth to seven healthy puppies. The father of the seven puppies, Nugget, was also there for the birth. The first six puppies born were all boys, and everyone was pleasantly surprised when the seventh was a girl. Congrats to Eleanor Rigby and Nugget for seven beautiful blonde...

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Bill Makes It Illegal To Leave Pets In Hot Cars

Bella Breakdown Thousands of animals die every year from being left in hot cars. Fortunately, action is being taken to protect these animals. In many states leaving a pet in the car is already illegal, but other states, like Michigan, are starting to adopt these laws. Michigan lawmakers are meeting to discuss a bill about leaving pets in dangerous situations. The legislation would make it illegal to leave pets unattended in a car if the conditions endanger the animal’s health. Veterinarians remind pet owners that cars are like greenhouses. It might be 70 degrees outside, but within 10 minutes...

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Pampering Pooches Is Hard Work

Bella Breakdown Working with puppies might be a dream job, but Lucie finds out that being a dog groomer is a lot of hard work on this episode of Lucie For Hire. Lucie is at the Harlem Doggy Day Spa and she is going to see if she has what it takes to be a pet groomer. As a dog lover, it was a no-brainer for Lucie when she was invited to the Harlem Doggy Day Spa to learn how to be a puppy groomer. However, this challenge was no easy task! Her first challenge was to assess the...

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