04 Jun 2010
Tags: actor, Car, Chihuahua, chiweenie, crossed, Dies, Garcia, Hawaii Humane Society, Hugo, Hurley, Jorge Garcia's, Lost, nunu, Pet Garden, stuck, Valley of the Temple in Kaneohe
With the end of Lost comes another end for actor Jorge Garcia: the loss of his precious Chihuahua Nunu.Garcia, who played Hugo/Hurley on the series, posted to his blog, Dispatches from the Island, to announce the sad news on Monday.
“It breaks my heart to tell you that yesterday as we were preparing to all go to the airport Nunu was struck by a car as she crossed the street,” Garcia wrote. “She died in my arms.”Garcia, who was not available for comment, chronicled Nunu’s adventures frequently on the blog, posting photos of his black-and-brown “chiweenie” chewing on toys, sheets, and sometimes even Garcia’s nose. Garcia wrote that in 2005, he had been thinking about rescuing a dog from a Hawaii Humane Society, but a stop at a local pet shop brought about a change of plans. It seems his heart couldn’t resist little Nunu.
15 Apr 2010
Tags: ASPCA, Blood, Blood Vessels, Car, Cats, Colorado, Dangerous, Dehydrated, Diarrhea, Dogs, Dr. Elisa Mazzaferro, Evaluating, Fatal, Five, Giant, heatstroke, Hit, Hit By A Car, Household, Injured, National Poison Control Center, Owner, Paw, Pet Health, pets, Piece, Plywood, Strap, Subsides, Tepid Water, Things, Tourniquet, toxins, Veterinarian, Vomiting, Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital
No matter how careful we are as pet owners, dogs and cats sometimes still manage to cut themselves, get overheated and eat things they really shouldn’t. In honor of National Pet First Aid Awareness month, we at Paw Nation want to help you be prepared should trouble strike.We asked Dr. Elisa Mazzaferro, Director of Emergency Services at Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital in Colorado, and the official veterinarian of Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl VI what she recommends you do in these five common situations:
1. Treating A Cut or Scratched Paw
“One of the most important things clients can do if injury is on the animal’s paw is to put pressure on it with a clean towel and bring the pet into the nearest veterinary hospital,” Dr. Mazzaferro tells Paw Nation. Don’t apply a tourniquet because it can decrease blood supply to the injured limb and be dangerous. And you should probably avoid rinsing a wounded paw in water. “Sometimes that will release a blood clot that’s formed.” says Dr. Mazzaferro.
2. Evaluating Vomiting and Diarrhea
“If your pet’s vomiting or diarrhea occurs more than just a couple of times, or if there is blood in it, or any suspicion of the dog or cat having gotten into a toxin, the pet needs to be seen by a veterinarian right away,” says Dr. Mazzaferro. Otherwise, if vomiting occurs just a couple of times, withhold food and water for at least six hours and see if the condition subsides. “If they continue to vomit or become lethargic, or if they’re a puppy or a very small, toy breed dog, I would bring them into a vet because they can dehydrate quickly,” says Dr. Mazzaferro
29 Sep 2009
Tags: animals, Car, Find, Police
Police have discovered 1,700 live animals crammed into the boot of a hatchback car in Bari, Italy, during a routine check. The animals included 216 budgies, 300 white mice, 150 hamsters, 30 Japanese squirrels, six cameleons and more than 1,000 terrapins.
Traffic Police made the discovery when they pulled the vehicle over for a routine car check. The officers were amazed to find the animals in stacked boxes when driver Francesco Lombardo opened the boot. All 1,700 animals were confiscated and sent to nearby zoos while Police investigate the driver for links to animal smuggling.
One of the officers who found the animals said: “He said he planned to sell the terrapins for 20 Euros each which would have made him a fortune.
“There is no doubt those poor animals were suffering in such a small space.”