Priska from La Réunion

This beautiful dog had a bad start  in life, a very bad start. She was born on La Reunion where sadly and tragically dogs are often used by fishermen – a hook put through their noses and then thrown over the boat and used as bait. 

Priska, who is now 11 months old, was lucky.  She was brought into France by Tania Burrows who works tirelessly for abandoned and needy dogs and has now been adopted by the Manasse family in Monaco.  She was at the Kermesse in Monaco amidst a crowd of people as part of her training in getting used to the world.

Priska is a type of dog known as a Royal Bourbon on the Ile de la Réunion. Isn’t she beautiful! 


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Cold and Snowy

So first we had a blizzard, and now we are having extreme cold – minus 40 C kind of cold… That’s just this week and it isn’t even winter.  I think it is going to be a long one!

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Jeremy K Ueno DMD Offers New Procedure to Fix ?Gummy Smiles?

Campbell, CA (PRWEB) December 06, 2013

People with ?gummy smiles? or short teeth don?t have to live with them any longer.

Dr. Jeremy Ueno can make them look longer with a procedure called ?esthetic crown lengthening.? Many people who have short teeth have excess gum tissue or bone that hides their true tooth structure. Dr. Ueno can perform this painless procedure in just one short visit. During the procedure, excess gum and bone tissue is reshaped to expose more of the natural tooth. It can be done to one tooth to even the gum line, or to several teeth to expose a natural, broad smile. Esthetic crown lengthening can also be used to make a restorative or cosmetic dental procedure possible. If a patient?s tooth is decayed, broken below the gum line, or has insufficient tooth structure for a restoration such as a crown or bridge, crown lengthening adjusts the gum and bone level to expose more of the tooth so it can be restored.

The results are stunning and instantaneous. Patients have told Dr. Ueno and his staff that their lives have been changed for the better, giving them more confidence with their new smiles.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit Dr. Ueno?s website at, or call 408-371-7616.

About the Company:

At Ueno Periodontics, Dr. Jeremy Ueno and the exceptional staff treat all of their patients’ periodontal needs. They believe in conservative and predictable procedures to fulfill treatment needs and patient expectations. Their state-of-the-art office offers the most up-to-date equipment set in a relaxing and patient-friendly environment.

Dr. Ueno offers all aspects of periodontal treatment ranging from esthetic laser and gum surgery, to replacing missing teeth with dental implants. He is also very proud that he is able to offer laser periodontal surgery to his patients, which has many benefits over traditional periodontal or gum surgeries. For more information please visit the Ueno Periodontics website at

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A Veterinarian’s Holiday Wishlist

I usually spend this time of year making up wishlists for dogs and cats, and with a new kitten in the house, there’s plenty she could be interested in finding under the tree (though for her, the tree itself is present enough). But then I saw a few things that I just had to stick on my Amazon Wishlist, and because I thought they were awesome I thought some of you out there might find them awesome too. If you want to get that special vet in your life something that blows the lid off a “I love dogs” keychain, here you go.

For the Glamourpuss: The Feline Hermes Scarf

OK, I don’t actually know any veterinarians who can afford a $ 600 scarf, or if they could would spend it on that as opposed to, say, one of those nifty electronic stethoscopes, but nonetheless it is beautiful and so I will put it here. Because you never know, lottery wins happen.

felineTendresse Feline at Hermes.


Not that I would bring this anywhere near a vet clinic filled with claws and anal glands, but it would make a heck of a statement as a surgery cap, wouldn’t it?

For the Shoe Fiend: Give your feet a bone

I’ve made no secret of it that I love fancy shoes. Do I get to wear them very much? Well, no, I actually wear Keens 99% of the time. Perhaps it is for this very reason that I so covet designer shoes, because they are as practical to my profession as, say, a Hermes surgical cap. But look, these Charlotte Olympias have BONES on them. BONES!


Charlotte Olympia Skeleton shoes, $ 785 at Net a Porter.

OK, I realize these are the veterinary equivalent of the Victoria’s Secret 10 million dollar bra, so let’s bring this on down to reality and share a couple of things mere mortals might actually buy:

For the Christmas Nut: Veterinarian Nutcracker

Come on. COME ON. I need this like the desert needs the rain.

Nutcracker Set with Vet from World Market

I’m sure I could find a coach and a painter to foist the other two in the set off on. $ 44.97 at World Market.

For the Art Lover: The Most Adorable Sculpture Ever

It really is. Anthropologie, I just can’t quit you. Wire sculpture here:

Wire Dog Sculpture By Kaitlyn McCane -


Art not your thing? How about the perfect coffee table book?


Old dogs ARE the best dogs.

For the Person Who Can’t Resist Nativity Sets: Dachshund Nativity

I don’t care that dog nativity sets routinely round out top ten lists of worst nativity sets ever, I would put this out on my mantel every year with absolute glee. And given this Etsy lady’s shop is backordered, I don’t think I am the only one.



Custom breed nativity set, $ 106 on Etsy. I can request a Golden nativity set? Why do I never figure this stuff out until late December?

For the Vet with the Huge Tree in the Lobby: The Ornament that Says it all

This one, perhaps:

vet_career_goals_ninja_pirate_ornament_roundOr maybe this one:

instant_veterinarian_oval_ornamentEither works.

For anyone, anytime: The Freebie

The holidays are rough, tensions are high, tempers are low. When the vet or the tech comes out to meet you in the lobby covered in scratches, fur, and the apologetic cup of Nosorb indicating that, in fact, she was unable to obtain that urine sample after all, consider the wise words of Shel Silverstein and hug it out:



While I don’t advocate tackling your vet to the ground for a kissing and rolling match- it doesn’t generally go over well, so leave that part to the dog- a hug can sometimes be the best gift of all.



Pawcurious: With Pet Lifestyle Expert and Veterinarian Dr. V.

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Hanukkah Pet Safety While Lighting the Menorah

Here’s the first post by the newest blogger for PetsitUSA, Lori!


To everyone celebrating Hanukkah… please be extremely careful when
lighting Hanukkah candles, and follow these tips to help ensure your
family’s safety:

• Be certain your Menorah is well-balanced, sitting on a
non-flammable tray or plate, large enough to catch a candle
if one should fall, and on a flat, level surface with each
candle in securely.

• Remove any plastic wrapping from the candles before lighting them.

• Keep the Menorah away from curtains, hanging decorations, papers, or
any other flammable objects.

• Place the Menorah higher than your doggie may jump and away from
where your kitty’s paw may reach the flame!!! I highly recommend
keeping it out of their sight, preferably in a room where your pets
have no access, but you can still see the candles.

• Turn off ceiling fans before lighting the candles, and keep them off until
all have burned out.

• Always run the matches under water to be certain they are out
before discarding them in the trash. I typically leave the
matches in the sink or on the plate under the Menorah until
the candles burn out.

• Do not put the Menorah in an enclosed area while candles are burning or
after they’ve gone out. They may still be hot and flammable.

• A spinning Dreidel may peak your pet’s interest. Most Dreidels are quite
small and pose a choking hazard to your pet and possible blockage
or obstruction if swallowed.

• Chocolate Hanukkah Gelt – the enticing smell, shiny gold wrapping,
small size, and simple fact that it’s chocolate, all pose a risk to your

• Curling ribbon, bows, handles on gift bags all pose threats
of strangulation and may wrap around your pet’s intestines if
swallowed; never pull on a string or material hanging out of your pet’s
mouth or anus. Seek immediate veterinary care!

• Take this opportunity to change your smoke alarm and carbon monoxide
monitor batteries if you haven’t done so yet.

May each night of Hanukkah be brighter, every day you find reason to
laugh, your home filled with peace, and your face wet from doggie licks and
kitty nibbles!

Have a warm and wonderful Hanukkah!!!

Helping to keep beloved furry babies healthy and pet parents informed!


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The best dog Trcik (best of Maggie smile)

the best trick ever the dog smiles when asked to.
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Man Gets 90 Days for Killing His Dog with a Sledgehammer

Rudolph Poppe, the 71-year-old man who used a sledgehammer to beat his dog Millie to death while neighbors watched, was sentenced Tuesday. Judge Rex Stacey gave Poppe 90 days in jail and five years probation, during which he won’t be allowed to possess alcohol or own a pet. Between the animal cruelty charge and a charge of obstructing the legal process (resisting arrest), Poppe originally faced as long as one year in jail.

Stacey said his motivation for the sentence was not just the violent death of Millie, but the fact that Poppe did it in full view of neighborhood children and their parents.

“I think about the kids in the neighborhood who saw this, whose parents pleaded with you not to do this,” Stacey is quoted as saying in the Shakopee News. “I was never intent on sending you to prison, but those kids … I want their parents to be able to tell them you went to jail for it.”

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Rudolph Poppe will get 90 days in jail and 5 years probation for killing his dog, Millie, in front of neighbors.

Animal lovers have rallied around Millie's death, demanding that Poppe be punished with the maximum sentence. The feelings of Millie's supporters so far seem to be somewhat mixed. On the Justice for Millie Facebook page, the moderators endorsed the sentence: "This is excellent news that he cannot own any animals for FIVE years," they wrote. "If he violates either probation imposition, he goes to prison. ... Thank you to everyone who supported Justice 4 Millie, signed the petition, attending hearings, and cared."

Many of the commenters, however, believe that the fact he didn't get the full year was a miscarriage of justice.


Millie, a 13-year-old Golden Retriever, had several medical problems, including great difficulty walking. Poppe apparently attacked her after she defecated inside the house. When the police arrived, Millie's head had been covered with a white plastic bag in an effort to suffocate her, and she had been struck several times with a sledgehammer.

In court, Poppe's lawyer said the defendant was just trying to put the dog out of her misery, and that he acted the way he did because of growing up on a farm. At a young age, the lawyer said, Poppe had watched his stepfather put a horse down in the same way. Stacey flatly rejected the argument in his decision.

"The way we treat our pets defines us," Stacey said. "You don't live on a farm, Mr. Poppe. You're not your stepfather. ... I'm doing a very specific thing. I'm judging you for what you did that day."

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One of Millie's many canine supporters. From Justice 4 Millie Facebook page

There's no way that this can be considered a happy ending. An elderly dog died brutally, and no amount of jail time can undo that. Perhaps the best thing to come out it is that Poppe will not own another dog any time soon. Our thanks and compliments to everyone who stood up for Millie and remembered her.

What do you think about the sentence? Let us know in the comments.

Via Shakopee News

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HealthyPetNet listed in

I maintained a premium listing on a green site last year and received lots of good new customers from it. So this morning, I am seeking out green directories and adding my HealthyPetNet link to them. In most cases, it’s free.

My target customers are people who are already committed to the health and wellness both of the environment and their pets.

A day in the life of a HealthyPetNet Rep

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