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The Budweiser Clydesdales come to New Hampshire

January 30, 2010

From the Littleton Courier – Beer’s most recognizable—and beloved—mascots trotted into town last week, spending two days being photographed against a New England winter backdrop. The Budweiser Clydesdales, along with their team of handlers, several photographers and a Dalmatian named Bud, spent Wednesday and Thursday at The Rocks Estate and the Adair Country Inn, pulling the iconic hitch wagon behind them, in front of old barns, down snowy roads and through powdery fields. Read the whole article
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Exeter woman fights off, defeats rabid fox – Fosters

January 29, 2010

Just a reminder.  Make sure all your dogs and cats rabies shots are up-to-date. EXETER — Sixty-five-year-old Fran Hall’s peaceful walk to the library took a decisively violent turn when she found herself in a battle with a rabid fox that left her bloodied and the animal dead with a woolen mitten still stuck in its mouth. via Exeter woman fights off, defeats rabid fox – Fosters.
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Tamworth Sled Dog Race Postoned

January 27, 2010

Icy conditions on Chocorua Lake and the surrounding trails have forced the postponement of the Tamworth Sled Dog Race this weekend.  It will be held the weekend of March 13 and 14. UPDATE: The Mountain Ear has a great article about this race. By the time the interview was over, I had caught the sled-dog fever… Read more at For more information about the mushing and sled dog races, visit the the New Hampshire Mushers Association and the New England Sled Dog Club.
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Helping the animals in Haiti

January 23, 2010

If you want to donate to help the animals in Haiti (but don't forget the people!), there's good news. The Animal Relief Coalition of Haiti (ARCH) was developed by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA).
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Retaining Ovaries increases longevity

January 17, 2010

Researchers at the Gerald P. Murphy Cancer Foundation have found that Rottweilers who were not spayed until after the age of 6 were four times more likely to live an exceptionally longer life than Rottweilers who were spayed young. “But taking away ovaries during the first four years of life completely erased the female survival advantage. We found that female rottweilers that kept their ovaries for at least six years were four times more likely to reach exceptional longevity compared to females who had...
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Merrimack has a new police dog

January 16, 2010

For the first time in over 20 years, the town of Merrimack has a K-9 team.  Gunny, a German Shepherd, is trained to search buildings, track scents, and take down suspects. “What’s great about the German shepherds is that they really like to please. We do a lot of rewards. If it’s done in a happy manner, he aims to please.” Read more…
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SP Kennel wins the Humanitarian Award

January 15, 2010

Allen Moore may have come in second in the Cooper Basin 300 race, but his kennel, SP Kennel won the Humanitarian Award  for best overall care of his dogs during the race. “The CB300 race veterinarians congratulated all of the mushers on really excellent dog care during the race. They said that the overall level of dog care was so good that they found it difficult to spotlight just one musher to receive their Humanitarian Award. What they were really struck by, though, was...
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FDA issues warning about Merrick Beef Filet Squares Dog Treats

January 15, 2010

The U. S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to use Merrick Beef Filet Squares for dogs distributed by Merrick Pet Care with a package date of “Best By 111911” because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella. More information here: FDA Press Release Consumers can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food and pet treat products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in their area. Please see Safety and Health Reporting for additional information.
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Recall – ketamine and butorphanol

January 14, 2010

The recalls involve two commonly used injectable veterinary drugs: butorphanol, a fast-acting opioid used to control pain from surgical procedures in dogs and cats, and the anesthetic agent ketamine. Read more:
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