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Australian Shepherd Lovers Newsletter -- Epilepsy - Treat Warning - Spooktacular
October 24, 2013
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Australian-Shepherd-Lovers.com Newsletter #060
Recently, I've received all too many emails from readers whose Aussies are suffering from epilepsy. Sadly, I have also heard of fatalities related to this disease which occurs at a higher rate in Australian Shepherds than for other breeds. I just wanted to remind people of this condition and suggest becoming more familiar with it. Hopefully, it does not, and will not affect your Aussies but it is good to have an overview of epilepsy before a first seizure occurs. It can be very disconcerting and frightening if you don't know what is happening.
It's best to figure out what to do before this happens so you know how to respond to keep yourself, your family, your other pets and, of course, the Aussie that is having the seizure safe. Here's a link to more info on the site >>> Epilepsy in Dogs
Health Alert—FDA Warns of Jerky Treats
If you have a dog or cat that became ill after eating jerky pet treats, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) would like to hear from you or your veterinarian.
The agency has repeatedly issued alerts to consumers about reports it has received concerning jerky pet treat-related illnesses involving 3,600 dogs and 10 cats in the U.S. since 2007. Approximately 580 of those pets have died.
To date, FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) has conducted more than 1,200 tests, visited jerky pet treat manufacturers in China and collaborated with colleagues in academia, industry, state labs and foreign governments. Yet the exact cause of the illnesses remains elusive. >>> Read more on the FDA website
Affordable Agility's Spooktacular Sale
On a cheerier topic, I wanted to make sure to let you know about Affordable Agility's Spooktacular sale. If you are looking for great deals on agility equipment, including their popular "Agility-In-A-Bag" check out their special SALE page here. But remember quantities are limited and sale ends Sunday October 27th!
All the Best,
In This Issue:
- Deal Alerts
- Reader's Aussies
- Aussie Art
- Photo of the Month
- Rescue Listings
- Dog Quote for Today
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• Our Very Own.... Guide To Australian Shepherd Training & Care Ebook
• Affordable Agility Spooktacular — quantities are limited and SALE ENDS Sunday October 27th!
Reader's Aussies: Create a Page All About Your Aussie
Some terrific new pages from readers this month...
How aussome is your Aussie? Why not tell us all about them?! Create a page all about your Aussie and include up to 4 photos! >> Reader's Aussies
Painting of Tootsie the Australian Shepherd by Megan Winkelman
Do you have a piece of Aussome Aussie Art? Post it here—we'd love to see it! >> Aussie Art
Photo of the Month
Jessie Cody sent in this beautiful photo of three month old Tula playing in the Texas bluebonnet fields!
Are you considering getting an Aussie? Why not get an rescue Aussie in need of a loving home like yours?
Dog Quote for Today
"Lots of people talk to animals. Not very many listen, though. That's the problem."
~ Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh
Australian Shepherd Breeders
Calling All Breeders—If you are an Australian Shepherd breeder please make sure your listing is up to date. I have made many improvements to the Premium Listings (and dramatically reduced the annual subscription). Whether you opt for that or want to continue with a f'ree listing I still need to hear from you. You can find out more at the following link or email me if you have any questions.
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