Protection 4 Animals – Cold Weather Safety for Your Dog

Protection 4 Animals – Cold Weather Safety for Your Dog, Make Sure Their Safe and Warm for Winter.

If you live in a region where the winters are cold, then you probably have a yearly routine to prepare yourself for the season change. You might change out your wardrobe, get your car ready for winter, and insulate your home. Don’t forget to take precautions to keep your dog warm and healthy. There are plenty of winter hazards out there, such as antifreeze and ice. Take steps to keep your dog safe! Here are some cold weather tips to you and your dog this winter:

Do not leave your dog outside unsupervised without a heated shelter. Just because your dog has fur, it does not mean he can withstand the cold. Though some dog breeds (like Huskies and Malamutes) are better suited to cold weather, all dogs should have access to a warm shelter at all times. Most dogs do best living indoors. However, if your dog must live outdoors, provide a heated dog bed and adequate shelter.

Small dogs or those with little to no hair should have sweaters or jackets for protection against the cold. Some of the most common breeds that will benefit from protective clothing are Chihuahuas Miniature Pinschers Whippets and Greyhounds. Remember, not all dogs will tolerate clothing, so don’t push it – just make an extra effort to keep them out of the cold. Keep food and water in a place where they will not freeze – preferably inside! A heated dog bowl can help outdoor water and food from freezing.

Watch those feet! If your dog will tolerate it, consider foot protection booties. This can keep your dog’s feet safe from harm, such as dangerous objects hidden by the snow or salt on roads and walk ways. Additionally, booties can help give your dog a better grip and prevent slipping on ice.

Dog in Winter Snow

Dog in Winter Snow

When walking your dog near ice, use extra caution to avoid slipping. Always keep a close watch your dog and be sure he says nearby. Do not allow your dog to run across frozen bodies of water – he could fall into icy water if the ice is too thin!

If you use an indoor or outdoor fireplace, always keep a safety guard around it in order to protect your dog away from the flames and soot. Do not leave a fire unattended.

If your dog is in the cold and begins excessively shaking or shivering, get him back to warm shelter as soon as possible. If you suspect your dog is developing hypothermia, bring him to a vet immediately.

Avoid letting your dog eat snow or anything else on the ground. Dangerous objects or chemicals may be hidden in the snow. Also, eating snow this can cause stomach upset and even hypothermia. Always keep fresh room temperature water available at all times.

Beware antifreeze – It is highly toxic! Antifreeze tastes good to pets, but even a small amount can kill your dog. Though exposure to antifreeze is a risk all year, the risk is especially high during the colder months. Keep your eyes on your dog at all times – and keep antifreeze out of reach. If you suspect your dog has had ANY exposure to antifreeze, get to a vet right away.

In general, be sure to contact your vet if any abnormal behavior or signs of illness appear. Also, have a look at the cold weather checklist from the Veterinary Medicine guide.

Did you know that your dog’s normal temperature is a few degrees higher than yours? Winter is the perfect time of year to snuggle up – so have fun and stay warm!

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Protection 4 Animals Worldwide

Protection 4 Animals Worldwide

Protection 4 Animals supports the total banning of the Fur Trade. Currently while officially Dog and Cat Fur is banned in many countries, this does not apply to the Raccoon Dogs being Skinned Alive for their Fur.

Make no mistake this is a Barbaric process carried out by Brutal Chinese workers, that Beat the Dogs with Iron Bars, Kick Stomp, Slam them against concrete walls/floors to stop them struggling. 

Then the Fur is Slowly Torn from their bodies in the most agonising and sickening way. They are then thrown to one side where they suffer the most horrendous deaths, that can last up to 3 hours.

Please Sign Our Petition To Stop Raccoon Dogs Being Skinned Alive and Suffering a Slow, Sickening, Horrendous Deaths. Click Here To Sign Our Petition These poor animals need your support, tell all your friends and family, thank you.

You can Email Protection 4 Animals by Clicking Here. 

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Dog Leads Firefighter To Disabled Woman and Saves Her Life

A Disabled Maryland Woman Owes Her Life To Her Faithful Black Labrador After He Showed A Firefighter Just Where To Find Her.

Black Labrador Dog Leads Firefighter To Disabled Woman and Saves Her Life

Black Labrador Dog Leads Firefighter To Disabled Woman and Saves Her Life

Retired Fire Lieutenant Billy Mills was driving past the home in Bowie when he saw smoke.  Suspecting that a structure was on fire, he pulled over and followed the smoke.  He arrived at the residence just as fire crews showed up to respond to a person trapped inside.

Mills began performing a “360 check” of the house, and found a black lab “frantically scurrying about the backyard,” according to Prince George’s County Fire Department Spokesperson Mark Brady.  When the dog saw Mills coming toward him, he went to the sliding glass doors and barked continuously, looking inside.

Mills peered inside and saw an immobile woman on her hands and knees.  He rushed inside and escorted the woman out into her backyard.  Mills and her neighbor Hugh Owens, a former volunteer fire chief, then brought to the front yard to receive medical attention for smoke inhalation and burn injuries.

Firefighters did their best to contain the flames, but the house has been determined to be unsafe and unlivable.  The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Though the woman’s injuries were not deemed to be life-threatening, had her loyal dog not alerted Mills, she may have succumbed to smoke inhalation in a moment’s time.

Protection 4 Animals Worldwide

Protection 4 Animals Worldwide

Protection 4 Animals supports the total banning of the Fur Trade. Currently while officially Dog and Cat Fur is banned in many countries, this does not apply to the Raccoon Dogs being Skinned Alive for their Fur.

Make no mistake this is a Barbaric process carried out by Brutal Chinese workers, that Beat the Dogs with Iron Bars, Kick Stomp, Slam them against concrete walls/floors to stop them struggling. 

Then the Fur is Slowly Torn from their bodies in the most agonising and sickening way. They are then thrown to one side where they suffer the most horrendous deaths, that can last up to 3 hours.

Please Sign Our Petition To Stop Raccoon Dogs Being Skinned Alive and Suffering a Slow, Sickening, Horrendous Deaths. Click Here To Sign Our Petition These poor animals need your support, tell all your friends and family, thank you.

You can Email Protection 4 Animals by Clicking Here. 

Source: Life With Dogs

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Brian May: Me and My Animal Passions

He is one the World’s Best Guitarists He’s written some of the most memorable rock anthems of all time, and his band ‘Queen’ is a Global Phenomenon. But it’s not music he wants to be remembered for his Animal Welfare … Continue reading → 

Mícheál Caomhánach Founder Protection 4 Animals

 

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New Year’s Day Police Dog Dies

Beloved Police Dog Passes Away On New Year’s Day

A Beloved Police Dog has passed away just 12 days into his retirement, leaving his partner of 7 years heartbroken.  ‘Hondo‘, a beautiful German Shepherd who worked with Vancouver Police Constable Sandra Glendinning, passed away on Tuesday afternoon.

VANCOUVER, BC.: Jan. 2, 2013 – Vancouver Police Service Dog Hondo died Jan. 1. He was the partner of Const. Sandra Glendinning, who blogged about policing on behindtheblueline.ca, for eight years and had retired just over a week earlier. - Submitted Photo: Sandra Glendinning/Behind the Blue Line  (for story by Jennifer Saltman)

VANCOUVER, BC.: Jan. 2, 2013 – Vancouver Police Service Dog Hondo died Jan. 1. He was the partner of Const. Sandra Glendinning, who blogged about policing on behindtheblueline.ca, for eight years and had retired just over a week earlier. – Submitted Photo: Sandra Glendinning/Behind the Blue Line  (for story by Jennifer Saltman)

Hondo‘ had his share of health problems, but they never slowed him down much and he always came back to work ready to serve.  

In 2010 he had a near fatal immune disease and he had surgery in November to remove his spleen.  The spleen had a cancerous tumour and the vet warned that when the cancer came back it would be aggressive, but Glendinning didn’t expect it this soon after he retired.

Hondo’s getting on, and it’s time for him to enjoy a very well-deserved retirement. He’s ready to crash out on the big fluffy dog bed in front of our fireplace, and to being self-assigned the job of keeping starlings off the bird feeders in our back yard,” she wrote in her blog recently.  

On Monday they went for a walk together and Hondo was his usual enthusiastic self.

But on Tuesday that changed she wrote, “Hondo was propped on his forelegs, labouring for breath. It was clear he had suffered a catastrophic setback — he made a soft cry with every breath. It was time.  My dear, sweet dog, my faithful partner since 2005 was leaving me.”  

Police Dogs and their handlers grow very close as they both live and work together and trust each other with their lives every day, so for Glendinning it is like losing a member of her family.

Hondo was a treasured member of the department who loved to chase bad guys and track scents, and will remembered for his devotion both to his job and his partner.

Protection 4 Animals Worldwide

Protection 4 Animals Worldwide

Protection 4 Animals supports the total banning of the Fur Trade. Currently while officially Dog and Cat Fur is banned in many countries, this does not apply to the Raccoon Dogs being Skinned Alive for their Fur.

Make no mistake this is a Barbaric process carried out by Brutal Chinese workers, that Beat the Dogs with Iron Bars, Kick Stomp, Slam them against concrete walls/floors to stop them struggling. 

Then the Fur is Slowly Torn from their bodies in the most agonising and sickening way. They are then thrown to one side where they suffer the most horrendous deaths, that can last up to 3 hours.

Please Sign Our Petition To Stop Raccoon Dogs Being Skinned Alive and Suffering a Slow, Sickening, Horrendous Deaths. Click Here To Sign Our Petition These poor animals need your support, tell all your friends and family, thank you.

You can Email Protection 4 Animals by Clicking Here.

Source: Life With Dogs

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Humane Program Working With Juvenile Detention Centre To Stop Animal Cruelty

Humane Program Working With Juvenile Detention Centre To Stop Animal Cruelty

Humane Program Working With Juvenile Detention Centre To Stop Animal Cruelty

The Humane Society of Huron Valley is reaching out to at-risk youth to educate them about the proper care of animals and hopefully stop the cycle of Animal Cruelty.

The Humane Society was able to start the program in October thanks to a $44,000 grant from the James A. and Faith Knight Foundation.

The Humane Society of Huron Valley investigates approximately 500 reports of Animal Cruelty each year.

“It is well documented that early Abusers of Animals often go on to engage in Violence and other Antisocial acts,” said Karen Patterson, director of Humane Education.

The Humane Society is hoping to help break the cycle of animal abuse by reaching out to at-risk youth.

Every Sunday Karen Patterson and Alex Ball go to the Washtenaw County Juvenile Detention Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. They teach the kids there how to Care for Pets and give them an opportunity to interact with one of the Shelter Dogs.

The Program covers topics on Pet Safety, Animal Communication, Caring for Pets at Home, showing Respect and Compassion for Animals and Dog Cruelty.

The Humane Society hopes the program will benefit the troubled youth. “Our goals are to educate, and we want to rehabilitate too,” said Ball.

“We want to show we have Animals here that are always Compassionate. They Don’t Judge, They Don’t see Jumpsuits, and they Want to be loved.”

The kids at the centre love the program. “It’s a nice treat for them,” said Youth Counselor Kevin Lockhart.

The kids have been learning a lot from the program and have enjoyed having the Dogs around.

“It just gives you that warm, cuddly, comforting feeling that you can’t get from a human,” said 14-year-old Unique. “Dogs just have it, they just have that demeanor about them. It helps.”

Source: Life With Dogs

Theo The Hero Dog, Given The Top Bravery Award, For Saving Soldiers,

Deceased Theo, Was A Bomb-Sniffing Springer Spaniel, Has Now, Been Awarded, The Top Prize For Animal Bravery, The Animal Victoria Cross.

Theo, a bomb-sniffing springer spaniel, has been awarded the top prize for animal bravery.  He was given the animal Victoria cross for saving soldiers' lives in Afghanistan where he worked with his handler to detect roadside bombs.

Theo, a bomb-sniffing springer spaniel, has been awarded the top prize for animal bravery.
He was given the animal Victoria cross for saving soldiers’ lives in Afghanistan where he worked with his handler to detect roadside bombs.

He was given the Animal Victoria Cross for saving soldiers’ lives in Afghanistan where he worked with his handler to detect roadside bombs.

Sadly Theo and his handler Lance Corporal Liam Tasker died while on patrol in the country in 2011.

The Medal was accepted by Sergeant Matthew Jones and search Dog Grace, who served with Theo and his handler Lance Corporal Tasker.

Since 1943 the Dickin Medal has been awarded to animals serving with the military, police or rescue services for acts of bravery.

Pigeons, horses and cats have all been awarded the medal in the past.

British military Dog, Theo Gets Posthumous Medal

Theo, a springer spaniel, died from an undiagnosed seizure hours after his handler Lance Corporal Tasker was killed on March 1, 2011 in a firefight.

The British Military Dog called Theo Died in Afghanistan has been awarded the highest bravery award for any Animal for finding hidden weapons and improvised explosive devices planted by the Taliban.

Theo, a Springer Spaniel, Died from an Undiagnosed Seizure Hours After his handler Lance Corporal Tasker was killed on March 1, 2011 in a firefight.

Theo worked for five months in Afghanistan with Royal Army Veterinary Corps, searching out roadside bombs.

Theo has now been recognised with the Dickin Medal by the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA).

It is the highest award any animal can receive and is given for gallantry or devotion to duty in military conflict.

The PDSA Dickin medal recognises that in finding IEDs and bomb-making equipment, Theo prevented soldiers and civilians from being killed or wounded.

Tasker’s mother, Jane Duffy, said she was “so, so proud” of the award given to Theo.

“It’s like they were a team. “

“One couldn’t have worked without the other out there, doing the job they were doing.”

Theo still holds the record for the most operational finds made by an arms and explosives search Dog in Afghanistan, with 14, the BBC reported.

Theo is the 64th Animal to receive the PDSA Dickin Medal.

Other recipients include 27 Other Dogs, 32 pigeons, three horses and a cat.

Bomb-sniffing military dog honored with Britain’s highest animal bravery award

It’s never too late to say, “Thank you, for saving our lives,” and today in London a gathering of British soldiers and military dogs honored a fallen hero named Theo, a Springer Spaniel who died the same day his soldier partner was killed in Afghanistan.

The soldier and his canine partner lived together, served together and died together.

From London’s AP:

British soldiers and military dogs gathered at a London army barracks Thursday to honor a fallen hero with selfless courage, nerves of steel — and four legs.

Theo, a bomb-sniffing Springer Spaniel who died in Afghanistan on the day his soldier partner was killed, was posthumously honored with the Dickin Medal, Britain’s highest award for bravery by animals.

Theo worked alongside Lance Cpl. Liam Tasker, searching for roadside bombs in Helmand province, a Taliban stronghold.

Tasker, 26, died in a firefight with insurgents in March 2011, and Theo suffered a fatal seizure hours later. Tasker’s mother, Jane Duffy, says the pair were inseparable. She’s convinced Theo died of a broken heart.

“They’ll be watching us, and they’ll be so proud,” she said. “I just wish they were here to get it themselves.”

During their tour together, the successful soldier and dog team uncovered over a dozen bombs intended to kill British soldiers. Tasker, a Sagittarian, was reportedly an excellent dog handler and trainer and the dogs he worked with were exceptionally responsive to him.

ABC World News reported in March, 2011:

Tasker and Theo had worked together uncovering roadside bombs in Afghanistan and were remarkably successful, finding 14 bombs meant to kill and maim British soldiers.

They had more operational finds than any other individual team in Afghanistan to date, the Ministry of Defense said.

They were featured in a video released by the Army before Tasker’s death, showing a perky Theo on patrol with his handler.

The two were so good at what they were doing that their tour of duty had been extended by a month.

Theo, 22 months old and on his first tour of duty, was with Tasker when he was felled by a sniper’s bullet during a firefight and died.

Watch the video to see this heroic team in action. These animals serve us the same way they love us…unconditionally.

Other animal heroes

Dogs are not the only animals used in the military and honored with awards for service and heroism. Over the years, there have been pigeons, horses and one rat-killing cat bestowed with bravery and service awards.

While these animals may not consciously understand their valuable roles during these dangerous missions, something in them must sense the importance of their life-saving tasks, as they seem to perform them with incredible courage, determination and flawless skills.

Perhaps it’s just simple, unconditional love in action.

The Dog in Chinese Astrology

Dog people possess the best traits of human nature, just like their animal counterpart. They have a deep sense of loyalty, they’re honest, and inspire other people’s confidence because they know how to keep secrets.

Dog people care little for wealth, yet somehow always seem to have money. Dog people make good leaders.

Occupying the 11th position in the Chinese Zodiac, the Dog symbolizes character traits such as loyalty, compatibility and kindness.

Dogs frequently offer kind words and useful advice, always listening and lending a shoulder when necessary. Dogs often become deeply involved in others’ lives and are sometimes perceived as nosy. Ensuring others are happy is more important to the Dog than wealth, money or success.

Dogs are determined individuals; always wanting to master a new subject before moving on and always finishing what they start. Dogs value friendships; they’re loyal, honest, trustworthy and reliable and have strong morals and ethics.

People born during the following years are considered Dogs in Chinese Astrology: 1910, 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, and 2006.

Lance Corporal Liam Tasker and Theo, thank you…may you rest in peace after having lived and served with such courage.

Dogs Just Love

Dogs Are Born Knowing How To Love, Humans Have To Learn

“Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog’s owners, Ron, his wife Lisa, and their little boy Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle. 

An easygoing animal, Irish Wolfhounds are quiet by nature. Wolfhounds often create a strong bond with their family

An easygoing animal, Irish Wolfhounds are quiet by nature. Wolfhounds often create a strong bond with their family

I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn’t do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.

As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience.

The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker’s family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.

The little boy seemed to accept Belker’s transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker’s Death, talking about the sad fact that animals’ lives are shorter than human lives. Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, “I know why.”

Startled, we all turned to him.

He said, “People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life — like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?”

The six-year-old continued, “Well, Dogs already know how to do that, so they don’t have to stay as long.”

Source: All Creatures

Protection 4 Animals Worldwide

Protection 4 Animals Worldwide

Protection 4 Animals supports the total banning of the Fur Trade. Currently while officially Dog and Cat Fur is banned in many countries, this does not apply to the Raccoon Dogs being Skinned Alive for their Fur.

Make no mistake this is a Barbaric process carried out by Brutal Chinese workers, that Beat the Dogs with Iron Bars, Kick Stomp, Slam them against concrete walls/floors to stop them struggling. 

Then the Fur is Slowly Torn from their bodies in the most agonising and sickening way. They are then thrown to one side where they suffer the most horrendous deaths, that can last up to 3 hours.

Please Sign Our Petition To Stop Raccoon Dogs Being Skinned Alive and Suffering a Slow, Sickening, Horrendous Deaths. Click Here To Sign Our Petition These poor animals need your support, tell all your friends and family, thank you.

You can Email Protection 4 Animals by Clicking Here.