Does the thought of leaving your pet behind in an evacuation keep you up at night? If so, you’re not alone. A recent paper in the American Journal of Public Healthhighlights how neglecting steps for evacuating animals, thereby forcing people to leave their pets behind, can have serious public health consequences for the pet owners—and for everybody else.
If you have a sumptuous feast to look forward to on Thanksgiving Day, it might be tempting to share the bounty with your pet. But it’s a bad idea. A lot of ingredients that might show up in your holiday spread (or unguarded trashcan) are harmful to pets. Dogs, being more inclined than cats to scarf down human food, are especially vulnerable.
Whether it’s your plate of leftovers, your face or their own paws, dogs are seemingly always licking something. The habit is often a sign of love — a pooches version of the human’s kiss. But this isn’t always the case.
Anyone who’s ever owned a dog knows that sometimes, they double as vacuum cleaners. Whether it’s a defiant toddler or a careless cook, food sometimes ends up on the floor, and most dogs (and cats!) are more than happy to be of service.
A video showing a Siberian husky named Loki after he accidentally ate marijuana is making news all over the world. “It’s like he’s not even real,” a voice can be heard saying at the end of the video, which shows a man trying to prop up Loki as his tongue dangles out of the side of his mouth.