THE AMIGOS DE ANIMALES ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DRIVE IS ON

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Posted by Carol Hurst on January 29, 2016 at 5:48pm in News Memberships will be available ($10/person) at the first Spay and Neuter clinic of 2106 on Sunday,  31 January, 2016. All volunteers and Boquete residents are encouraged to support Amigos de Animales by becoming a card carrying member. Memberships will also be available through February at the Tuesday Market. There are only a limited number of 2016 calendars available for purchase. They are for sale at Mort's Bake House, Mail Boxes Etc., eShop, Mike's Global Grill and Boquete Outdoor Adventure.  Get them while they last!
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12 Common Plants That Are Deadly to Animals

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CASTOR OIL PLANT Ricinus communis, a common house and outdoor plant also known as castor bean, is the most poisonous plant in the world, according to Guinness World Re-cords. If ingested, its leaves and seeds can kill humans, cats, dogs, rabbits, and numerous other animals. ELEPHANT'S EARS If your pet bites into any part of Caladium hortulanum, also known as malanga and mother-in-law plant, they could end up with potentially deadly symptoms like difficulty breathing and swallowing. The houseplant is also the 4th most common exposure to plant poison for humans. LILIES Don't bring this Easter bouquet around cats. Eating even small amounts of lilies can lead to death by kidney failure for felines. If your kitty does decide to nibble on a lily, get them to a vet pronto—there's…
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The Sickness of Mistreating Animals

The Sickness of Mistreating Animals

Animals and Critters, Blog Posts
Published January 18, 2016 Police rescued 49 dogs and 5 cats from a home in North Bergen, New Jersey, last week, but that wasn’t the worst of it. In the house, they also found another dog and 11 cats — all 12 of them dead. In late December, authorities descended on the home of a woman living in Charleston, South Carolina, and rescued over 100 animals, rabbits, cats and dog. All of them lived in deplorable conditions, a risk not only to the animals but to the surrounding community. In one of the most extreme cases, authorities in Los Angeles reported rescuing over 600 animals from one home. Some of the animals were dead, and others were so ill they had to be euthanized. These are cases of animal hoarding, and it’s a bigger problem…
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Tech tethers dog lovers remotely to their pets

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© Provided by AFP Wonderwoof bow-tie shaped activity trackers for dogs were among the innovations at the Consumer Electronics Show virtually tethering people to their canine companions as seen on January 7… Glenn Chapman11 hrs ago Gadgets galore are letting dog lovers stay connected to their pets even when they can't take canine companions with them on the go.A sea of innovations on display at the famously people-centric Consumer Electronics Show on Friday included a wave of technology aimed at those who consider pets cherished family members."Everybody loves their pets," said Mike Jander of Trackimo, one of several companies showing off tracking devices that can be affixed to collars and reveal where animals run off to.A Trackimo clip-on device, which was on display at CES, can send an alert to…
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Your Dog and the Cold Germ

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Copyright 2015   Can My Dog 'Catch' a Cold?     Winter isn’t the only time of year we have to worry about "catching" a cold, but it is the primary time for it. We’re spending more time in closed quarters, with windows and doors shut tight and no way to escape the germs. It is only a matter of time before someone in the house becomes sick. It could be you, but did you know that it could also be your dog that comes down with this common respiratory infection? While there are differences in the types of viruses that infect humans versus dogs, the symptoms are basically the same: sneezing, coughing, runny or stuffy nose, watery eyes. What can you do to protect your dog from catching cold,…
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