Monthly Archives: March 2014

What Is Heartworm Disease?

Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal condition caused by parasitic worms living in the arteries of the lungs and occasionally in the right side of the heart of dogs, cats and other species of mammals, including wolves, foxes, ferrets, sea lions and (in rare instances) humans. Heartworms are classified as nematodes (roundworms) and are filarids, one of many species of roundworms. Dogs and cats of any age or breed are susceptible to infection.

Native Dog Breeds of Ireland

Native Dog Breeds of Ireland Over the centuries Ireland has bred and developed dogs with characteristics and physical structure to serve them in their everyday life. From the obviously named Wolfhounds and pack Beagles, the Setting and Retrieving gun-dogs to the terriers used for vermin control and herding, all of them are recognised internationally as the breeds of dogs whose origins are uniquely Irish.
  • Irish Glen of Imaal Terrier
  • Irish Red Setter
  • Irish Red and White Setter
  • Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
  • Irish Terrier
  • Irish Water Spaniel
  • Irish Wolfhound
  • Kerry Beagle
  • Kerry Blue

Plants Potentially Poisonous to Pets

More than 700 plants have been identified as producing physiologically active or toxic substances in sufficient amounts to cause harmful effects in animals. Poisonous plants produce a variety of toxic substances and cause reactions ranging from mild nausea to death. Certain animal species may have a peculiar vulnerability to a potentially poisonous plant. Cats, for instance, are poisoned by any part of a lilly. Download a list of plants that are poisonous to pets (PDF) »

The CPAA Spay-ghetti Dinner!

Central Pennsylvania Animal Alliance: All You Can Eat; All They Can Spay! Join the CPAA for their 10th annual Spay-ghetti Dinner from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at the Camp Hill United Methodist Church. Delicious spaghetti in homemade marinara sauce, meatballs and vegan balls, rolls and drinks are on the menu for just $7 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. Kids 2 and under eat for free. Tickets are sold at the door, or you can order them in advance online at www.cpaa.info. Yummy homemade desserts will be sold for just $1 each. And don’t miss out on our unique raffle items and 50/50 drawing. See you there!