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from San Francisco Chronicle

Bay Area owners of slain dachshund file lawsuit against PetSmart

Terrie Peacock wiped away tears streaming down her face Tuesday as she recalled the distress and shock she felt when a San Mateo pet groomer emerged from an appointment with her year-old puppy, Henry, with blood foaming from the pooch’s mouth. After their beloved dachshund died, suffering from two broken ribs and a punctured lung in what was supposed to be a routine nail-trimming at PetSmart, the owners are hitting the national pet retailer with a lawsuit. Peacock and Stefan Zier, her…

Always wondered what become of this kitty guy, "Goliath," who became a national sensation in 2007...turns out he's really named Hercules, and belongs to a young man who's received a lung transplant.

from The Flaming Vegan

Second Hand Smoke Causing Cancer in Nation's Pets

Clinical studies have proven that second hand smoke is one of the leading causes of heart disease and lung cancer deaths for thousands of individuals in the United States each year. However, if second hand smoke is bad for us, have you ever considered...

American Animal Hospital Association Pet First Aid - "You SHOULD NOT get on-line during a pet emergency ... always seek veterinary care following first-aid attempts." Know the basics before a tragedy happens.