Monthly Archives: January 2010

Will my dog lose their hair from chemotherapy?

When dogs go through chemotherapy they do not lose their fur like humans going through chemotherapy lose thir hair. Why?…

“In people, hair grows continually throughout their lives and since chemotherapy drugs usually target rapidly dividing cells, hair loss is common in people undergoing chemo. But in most dogs, the bulk of their fur is not continually growing, so the vast majority of breeds are not affected significantly by this side effect.

Exceptions to this are the few breeds that do have continual hair growth such as Poodles and Old English Sheepdogs. So, while you may notice some thinning of your dog’s coat, loss of whiskers, and possibly a change in the texture of your dog’s coat, it is unlikely that they will lose much, if any, of their fur.

Pet Safe Ice Melt

When winter snow and ice arrive many people use ice melters to prevent slips and falls. But did you know that most ice melters contain salt that can injure your pets and children?

Salt-based ice melt products have warnings on their labels regarding the danger they present to pets, children, and the environment. Gaia Enterprises Safe Paw™ Ice Melter is 100% salt-free and is guaranteed pet and child safe (MSDS)! Safe Paw has been used and recommended with confidence for years by veterinarians, animal hospitals, groomers, shelters, and humane societies making it the #1 selling brand!

Safe Paw was recently awarded the PTPA Green Product Seal and was included in the 2009 Whole Green Earth Catalogue.

Microchips Work!!!

A cat named Clyde has been reunited with his owner after a mysterious three-year odyssey in which the long-haired Himalayan strayed 2,400 miles into the Australian Outback.

Ashleigh Sullivan, 19, said she had given up hope of ever finding Clyde after he vanished when he was about 1 year old from her family home near Hobart city in Australia’s island state of Tasmania.

“I’m positive he remembers. He’s not acting like he’s suddenly appeared somewhere and is frantic,” Sullivan said as she tearfully held her contented cat.

A nurse found Clyde wandering at a hospital in the remote Queensland state town of Cloncurry and cared for him for four months before taking him to a local vet (she was leaving town and could not take the cat with her).

The vet, Donna Weber, traced Clyde’s owner from an identification microchip that was imbedded under the cat’s skin.

But no one has a clue how Clyde managed the 185-mile sea journey across the Bass Strait from Tasmania off mainland Australia’s southeast coast, and then more than 2,000 miles overland to Cloncurry, deep in the arid interior of the Outback.

An animal transport company returned the cat to Hobart for free — flying most of the way.

“It’s pretty special to have him back,” Sullivan said. “I’m overwhelmed.”

Rescue Me

Hi my name is Jax and this is my wonderful new family. I’m a pure bred Rat Terrier. My new family flew all the way to Jacksonville, Florida to adopt me from a rescue league. There are many rescue leagues that have pure bred dogs up for adoption. So, you don’t have to pay a ton of money to purchase from a pet store or breeder (the plane ticket was probably cheaper!)

Lucky Misty!

Misty is a 17-year-old bichon frise who just well may be one of the luckiest dogs ever. Misty had a set of very unfortunate circumstances that left her in a situation that her family was going to have her euthanized. Fortunately for Misty her information made it on to the bichon rescue web sight, and her luck turned around! Shirley Hendel who has worked with bichon rescue for many years drove almost five hours one way to pick up this little dog to adopt and let her live her golden years as a spoiled pampered pooch in her own home. All of us at Kingsbrook would like to thank Shirley and the countless others who help and rescue animals, giving them a much deserved second chance. If you would like more information on bichon rescue please visit

Soft Paws

Hi my name is Mikey. I am a very handsome dog with blue finger nails. No, my mom did not paint them! They are a soft plastic covering called Soft Paws. They help keep me from scratching my mom’s hardwood floors. They work really well!

Semi-Annual Exams

Bagheero came in today for his Semi-Annual exam, Vaccines, and Wellness Diagnostics. Isn’t he handsome? His mom made his autumn themed shirt with complementary bowtie. She is so creative! Thanks again Bagheero for being so great and brightening our day!