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Pet Friendly Canada Newsletter - May 2010

PET QUOTES

"Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring - it was peace." (Milan Kundera)

"The one best place to bury a good dog is in the heart of his master." (Ben Hur Lampman)

Featured Story: DESTINY'S PUPS

Source: PawFriendly.com - Pet Stories Dog story

"Our Lab Betsy had delivered her litter of four pups and there was an air of anticipation all around. But I was uneasy. Betsy, in her newly upgraded status, presented the perfect picture of motherhood, carefully and fiercely protective of her pups and generally looking at everybody with that serene, tender look that only new mothers seem to have. Tiny furry balls of a mixture of white and fawn, like their mother-they were almost alike in colour and size. Two weeks to go for the pups to open their eyes into their new world, all the while feeding on Mamma's milk and so there was nothing for us to do.

The next development milestone in a puppy's life is when it opens its eyes and starts walking. By the second week, all the pups had opened their eyes but surprisingly their activity level was very low. They would be lying on their bellies, very still, with their hind legs splayed behind them in a very awkward manner. Even to my untrained eye, they looked a sorry, scrawny sight, stretched out on their bellies, with their legs looking spindly and awkward..." [Continue Reading]

PHOTOS FROM PROUD PET PARENTS

"Here are our babies out with their Dad." - Gary & Gail W. of Long Sault, Ontario

"Arrow riding shotgun in our 56 Chev'... Wherever we go, he goes..." - Ralph and Rocky from the pet-friendly STICKS and STONES Country Cottages

Photo 1: "Gunner's Secret Hiding Spot on Lake Muskoka."
Photo 2: "Akira - Lazy Days Of Summer."
- proud mommie and daddy, Kara & Paul H. of Guelph, Ontario
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BITING: CAUSES, PREVENTION, AND CONTROL
- by Drs. Foster and Smith

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a federal agency which monitors and controls human diseases, estimates over 4.7 million people are bitten per year. This is approximately 2 percent of the U.S. population. Ten to twenty people die each year from injuries resulting from dog bites. Most of these victims are children.

In addition to physical injuries, people, especially children, can be emotionally scarred as well. It is sad, indeed, when a person who has suffered a dog bite can no longer feel comfortable around animals, and may in fact, be terrified of them. Such people lose a wonderful aspect of their lives and a chance to have a meaningful human- animal bond.

REDUCE THE RISK OF YOUR DOG BITING

There is no way to guarantee that your dog will never bite someone. But you can significantly reduce the risk if you:...

Get the full dog bite prevention and management tip list

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