Category Archives: Georgia Dogs

DOG DAILY DANGERS: FLEAS, MOSQUITOS AND HEARTWORM

The Weather in Georgia is finally warming up, so I don’t have to pack my sweater when I go to work. This would be all in good but warm weather brings worries to Mom about mosquitos-those biting annoying nasty creatures that like to give out gifts of heartworm. Mom is always torn, torn between giving me heartworm and flea preventive and the possible health dangers from the products, whether pill or topical. Notice I didn’t include flea collar because that is a big no-no with Mom. As I have posted to y’all before, Mom doesn’t like collars on dogs, only harnesses, and, never, never collars on us little guys. When I was rescued from the Shelter, I had been given a topical flea and heartworm (combined) product. Mom decided to stay with this same product as I never had any adverse reaction to it. And, it works as stated. Mom has asked me to urge my readers to regularly Google the type of flea/heartworm product you are using to see if there are any reports of problems with the medication, with the manufacturer, reports by the FDA, reports of problems by other users, and just to get general user feedback. Mom checks at least every 3 months, and always before getting a refill! When it is time for a refill of your flea or heartworm medication, ask your vet if they have received any negative reviews or warnings from the manufacturer. Google the name of the medication and the words “recall” “opinion” “reviews” “FDA” “adverse”. Mom gives me the heartworm medication because of my long ago brother that did get heartworms and had to undergo treatment. He survived! She did not want any other dog to experience this. So, Mom remains torn between possible unknown health issues from these medications and concern that without them, I could get heartworm. I live in the south, so we have longer warm seasons. Stay safe my friends. Enjoy summer, the outdoors, and the pool, but if the mosquitos are bad, go inside.
Tuck

http://www.criminallawyercherokeecobb.com (where I work)

http://twitter.com/TuckTheLawDog

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RAINBOW BRIDGE ANIPALS

 I realize I have not blogged since before the Christmas holidays. That does not mean to say that I have abandoned WordPress.  I remain here, in the background, checking comments that my readers have so gratiously  taken the time to leave for me.  I so appreciate each and every response and suggestion, and compliments from y’all.  Your kind words turn a stressful day into a happy relaxation. And,  I am so honored and grateful for the ever increasing page views.  So many of my readers have such interesting and helpful blogs here on WordPress and on Blogger.  I have been educated on dog health, dog food, animal laws from many countries, animal rights organizations, human health and nutrition, history, travel, and so many other topics from Bloggers. 

      If you are on Twitter or Facebook, I also check my Twitter and Facebook pages daily.   I now have over 500 Twitter followers. I have met so many “anipals” on Twitter and enjoy meeting each and every one.  I don’t just click the “follow” button.  I will check you out, see what interests you, where you are from, and “talk” to you.    I am interested in each and every anipal and their human that follows me, and have enjoyed many a lively discussion with most.

     Thanks to Blogger, WordPress, Twitter and Facebook, I now have friends and anipals from all over the world.  I am learning words from languages other than English with the assistance of Google and Bing Translate, or with Babelfish.  Do you know what BOL or MOL mean?  Why, Bark Out Loud and Meow Out Loud!

       So if you Tweet, give me a shout out at:   Twitter.com/TuckTheLawDog.

       Leave your comments here on WordPress or on Blogger. I will be blogging.

       I enjoy all this social media and am grateful for everyone new friend I have met. 

       And to Archie (Facebook & Twitter) and Austin (Twitter) who have this January 2013, taken the  journey to the Rainbow Bridge, enjoy being healthy and able to run and play like puppies once again, my friends. 

       Take care, y’all.

       Tuck the Law Dog

     

       

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My Anal (not annual) Dog Visit to the Veterinarian

I have been doing the “butt scootin boogie.”   So I went to my vet today.  Y’all may have experienced this once in a while.  Unfortunately small dogs like me tend to have “scootin” issues more frequently than big dogs, although my vet did tell me she met with a boxer earler today that also had a scootin problem.  For readers that don’t know for sure what I am talking about, “scootin” is a sign that dogs need to have their anal glands checked, and most likely expressed.  Long ago when dogs were wild, they ate a lot of bones,  raw meat and cartilage, which made their stools harder, and helped express these glands when they pooped.  Todays dogs for the most part have a more commercialized diet and thus softer stools.   Mom tried giving me more fiber in my diet-but that didn’t work  for me (darn!). Thus it is very important  for pet parents to keep an eye out for “scootin” signs.  Left unexpressed, these anal glands can become impacted and a more  serious medical procedure may be necessary.    It can be painful if these glands are left unexpressed for too long.  So keep an eye out, and if you see scootin, get to the vet or to a groomer that is experienced.  My Mom always takes me to our vet, because I have an internal expression done, not external, and a vet tech does this procedure.   At the same time, I have my nails checked.  So its a “two-in-one” visit, which I like as I usually have to be carried in as I refuse to walk in on my own.    Take care, and stay in good health my friends.

Tuck the Law Dog

http://wwwgeorgialaw.blogspot.com

http://facebook.com/TuckTheLawDog

http://criminallawyercherokeecobb.com

http://twitter.com/TuckTheLawDog

 

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LOST CATS AND DOGS: ATLANTA AND GEORGIA PETFINDER WEBSITES

I was doing research on locating lost pets and found these websites.  Thanks to the creators and contributors of these very valuable and useful websites.   If you find a lost dog or cat, if at all possible check these websites and any others you are aware of, before turning the pet over to a shelter.  Some shelters only keep animals 3 or 5 days.   Contact local veterinarians, and check out posters and flyers attached to stop signs or light poles.  I pray that all lost and missing dogs and cats and pets are safely reunited with their parents.

http://atlanta.locanto.com/lost-pets/806/

http://www.fidofinder.com/lost-dogs-georgia.php

http://ga.foundandlostpets.com/

Take care, y’all,

Tuck the Law Dog

http://wwwgeorgialaw.blogspot.com

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Boggs Mountain Humane Shelter Rabun County Georgia Killing Dogs

Investigation exposes humane society ‘Lucky Dog’ program – Atlanta

Boggs Mountain Humane Shelter Investigation Rabun County GA-Killing Dogs!!!

http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/story/19059474

 Fox 5 Atlanta I-Team Randy Travis exposed this–Thank him!

This was claimed to be a no-kill shelter. What these employees have been doing is disgusting and possibly illegal– if so, they should be prosecuted! Taking $100.00 from a donor to save a “Lucky Dog” and then euthenizing these dogs and telling the donors that the dog had been adopted or sent to another shelter!! Watch the Fox 5 Video. The Rabun County Sheriff and the District Attorney should review Georgia Code 16-8-3, “Theft by Deception” and, if applicable to the circumstances, prosecute the offenders.

Voice your outrage:

Rabun County Sheriff
25 Courthouse Square, #3
Clayton, GA
PH (706) 782-3612
Fax: (706) 782-775
Visit their site-they have a direct email. Start emailing!!

Rabun County District Attorney
25 Courthosue Square,
Suite 121
Clayton, GA 30525
(706) 782-4501

Take care,

Tuck the Law Dog
http://tuckthelawdog.wordpress.com

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High-tech solution to dog poop – is Atlanta & Georgia Next?n l

High-tech solution to dog poop coming to Israel.

Just wanted to share this article.  It appears the “Pooper Snoopers” are going high tech with DNA.  Make sure to pick up that dog poop.   Biodegradable dog poop bags are a lot cheaper than paying a fine.

Watch out, Atlanta, Georgia, Cobb County, Cherokee County, Woodstock, Marietta, or Canton —a Pooper Snooper may be coming  to your location!!!   Check your city ordinances.   Know the law.  Just do what is right by picking up after your dogs  and ya won’t have to worry (I hope).

Take care, y’all,

Tuck the Law Dog

http://criminallawyercherokeecobb.com

 

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Tax deductions and credits for pet-related expenses? One state is considering it

Pets are family–contact your legislatures:

Tax deductions and credits for pet-related expenses? One state is considering it.

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Dog & Pet Food: Health Safety Recall Warnings

It’s time to buy a new bag of dog food. Yes, I, Tuck the Law Dog, eat commercial dog food.  However my Mom supplements it with baked chicken, boiled pork, broiled beef,  fresh veggies and fruits, and rice.  Mom was very active in the Pet Food Recall of 2007 (I wasn’t born yet), spending a lot of time on her computer getting the word about about recalled food, opinions on what brands were ok for us to eat, feedback about how manufacturers were responding to the recall, etc.  On Tuesday, Mom “Googled” the brand of dog food (premium, good quality ingredients) she needed to get for me, and lo and behold she found numerous  and recent (January 2012) complaints about a recent “Lot” of this food  at www.consumeraffairs.com.  She then spent hours researching other dog foods, settling on two that received “5” stars by  www.dogfoodadvisor.com, as well as good reviews by other users.  Mom does rotate my  dog food thru 3 different types  to make sure that I am getting all my needed nutrients.  Anyway, I’m not here to recommend any brand or tell y’all what to eat. I just want to warn you of the importance of always checking for recalls, opinons and reviews  on dog food because you never know when an issue will arise.  Do NOT depend on the manufacturer to post a warning on their website.  Usually it is other consumers on the numerous websites concerning dogs, cats, etc., who get the word out about pet foods causing sickness and medical issues.   Mom likes these sites:  www.itchmoforums.com, www.petsitusa.comwww.zootoo.com, and FDA’s website. Also read the user reviews on the websites that sell dog food.  Let’s keep each other informed.
Healthy Eating my friends,

Tuck the Law Dog
http://criminallawyercherokeecobb.com

 http://tuckthelawdog.wordpress.com

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