When a 3-year-old Japanese Spitz started fainting, the dog’s horrified owners wasted no time getting her to the veterinary medical teaching hospital at Texas A&M. A pacemaker restored Kiska’s steady heartbeat, but the cause of her condition required further investigation. Learn about the kissing bug that likely delivered a parasitic infection that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has targeted for public health action.
Kayla Bertagnolli stumbled upon a plethora of goodies recently. While waiting for a flight to take her to shows in Southern California, an online search and a stop at an airport newsstand introduced our DFR blogger to a selection of doggie-themed gift ideas and some amazing pet stories. Find out how Kayla keeps busy when her flight is delayed.
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Kiska Lives On – Thanks to Texas A&M
By Susan Chaney
It was already 8 p.m. when 3-year-old Japanese Spitz Kiska started fainting. “I’ve seen dogs have seizures,” says owner Cora Fortin. “It wasn’t like that. It was a faint. She just like wobbled and fell over. In about a minute, she started waking up.” Ten minutes later, Kiska fainted again.
Horrified by this alarming behavior, Fortin and her husband, Roy Nelson, wasted no time in packing her off to a 24-hour emergency clinic in Plano, Texas, where they live. more
A Plethora of Goodies
By Kayla Bertagnolli
Every now and again this sudden burst of goodness pops up out of the blue.
You know how whenever you’re looking for something, you can never find it, but when you’re not particularly searching for something, a plethora of goodies pop up right in front of you? Isn’t that just the oddest thing? more