Monday, August 13, 2018

BFTB NETWoof News August 13, 2018

Bentley Basset Hound: “Hello and welcome to BFTB NETWoof News for the week of August 13, 2018. We have fetched some great stories for you so let’s toss it over to my co-anchor Pierre.”
BFTB NETWoof News set with two dogs
Pierre Westie: “Our top story celebrates the giant leaps that have been made in veterinary medicine. Did you know that canine heart disease affects about 8 million dogs in the United States? That is nearly 10% of the population but many pet parents are unaware of the problem.
   When the diagnosis of a hole in the heart of a Great Pyrenees was made, she was able to undergo minimally invasive surgery at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Colorado State University. The procedure mimics the human heart valve replacement surgery performed at top hospitals.
 Your vet should listen to your dog or cat’s heart at their well-pet checkup to detect any problems.”
BFTB NETWoof News set with two dogs anchoring
Bentley: “I have the purr-fect job for our cat lovers out there! Imagine living on a Greek paradise island taking care of a 55-cat sanctuary. God’s Little People Cat Rescue is offering this opportunity that comes complete with housing and a salary. The incredible views of the Aegean Sea are included for the right person. Applicants must be over 45 years old, responsible, reliable, honest and with a heart of gold. If this describes you and you’re also skilled in feral cat rescue, you might be in line for this dream job. Here is the link to their Facebook page. If you land the job, we want to come for a visit!”
Pierre: “We love to highlight rescue stories and this one definitely grabbed our attention. Two crab fishermen in Canada were prepared for a prosperous day at sea when they noticed some seagulls circling a drifting block of ice. As they got closer, it was obvious an animal of some kind was stranded. Much to their surprise, it was an Arctic fox shivering far from shore.
   It took some time, but they eventually were able to get the frightened animal on their boat. They made a makeshift bed and let the little fox warm up. Attempts to get it to eat crackers were futile but when they brought out the Vienna sausages, it made all the difference. The fox perked up and the crew made it to the shore. When the boat docked, they put the fox in its makeshift doghouse where it cautiously looked around. After a few minutes, the fox scampered away but the crabbers still see it running along the rocks and shore from time to time.”
Bentley: “Most of us are oblivious to the pigeons we see walking around in our city streets and parks. That is not the case for one woman who happened upon a baby pigeon in really bad shape huddled on the sidewalk. She took the abandoned bird home and began feeding and taking care of her new scraggly friend. As we all know, love and care can work miracles. The pigeon, now known as Keith, is happily living in its new home and even has a cat for his best friend!
   Isn’t that a wonderful example of the kindness of strangers making all the difference.
   Let’s check with our Weather Lab Paisley to see if there is any difference in this week’s forecast.”
BFTB NETWoof Weather Forecast
Paisley the Weather Lab: “I wish there were better news, but it is still going to be hot along the west coast where they are desperately in need of rain to help combat those wildfires. Many of our friends have commented about the smoke from the fires affecting their air several states away. We are hoping some rains will come soon to clear the air and douse the flames.
   The rest of the United States is going to be experiencing lots of storms. Seriously, I am predicting thunderstorms for everywhere except for the Pacific Northwest and the northern border states. It is going to be hot, muggy and stormy from The Plains to the East Coast.
   As always, tune into your local weather stations for updates and warnings. Weather can change quickly this time of year. Remember if you see standing water on the roadway, turn around…don't drown.”
Bentley: “We hope you enjoyed this week’s BFTB NETWoof News. Be sure to join us all week for reviews, laughs and pet parenting tips.
   Have a great week and be sure to grab yourself some happy.”
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  1. oh we are so glad for that giant progress the doctors made... and this job on a greek island is like a dream for all who love cats!!!

  2. We love people who rescue tiny baby birds and give them a new life

  3. Mackie's dad has rescued baby pigeons before and they make great outdoor pets!

  4. What a sweet story about the fox. How nice he was rescued and returned to where he belonged. Have a great week!

  5. I haf to say heart disease is very near to heart 'cos I is a cavalier king charles spaniel and its one of those thingys we all seem to suffer frum. In fact Mr Vetman says that if he sees a 10 year old one of us and can't hear a heart murmur then he finks its his ears that are the problem. So it are good to hear the Mr Vetmens are trying new procedures to help
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  6. Medicine is making amazing progresses for pets too, that's great ! That fox has been very lucky, does Vienna sausages have some magic in them ? What is magic too is that Claire didn't apply for the job on that Greek island ! Purrs

  7. Thank you for another wagnificent report my furiends.
    HuMom has concerns for all my organs due to the meds I take for managing my seizures but she is also concerned for the health or my heart because when I have a seizure my heart pounds wildly just before & will stop after. Epilepsy is hard on the heart.
    I know just the guy for that cat rescue but I don’t think my fursister would be happy if he left her for a far away island๐Ÿ˜‰
    Lucky fox!
    Paisley the weather is all over the map ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Nose nudges,
    CEO Olivia

  8. I bet they get a lot of applicants for that cat job. :)

  9. Cocker spaniels often get lots of little lumps and bumps on their skin and on their heart valves as well as they age, which result in heart murmurs. They're usually not serious enough to need surgery.

    Thanks for the news!

  10. CSU has an amazing vet program, folks all over the Front Range in Colorado rave about that program. Glad that little Arctic Fox was coerced off the ice flow. I'm sure the Vienna sausages made all the difference. It would for me too especially over crackers. ๐Ÿ˜…

  11. That is great news about the heart surgery advancements for canines. And an added plus is that it probably helps a lot with learning more about how to help humans too.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  12. How sweet of those crabbers to rescue the fox!!
    Great news this week guys!
    Rosy, Arty & Jakey

  13. 55 cats OMCs that might even been cat overload for my mom.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  14. OMD, Ma saw all these stories! She couldn't believes the Greek Island one though! Yikes! That'll be A LOT of kitteh litter boxes to clean!
    They are saying that they might have the fires up here in NorCal contained by Sept. sigh. Sadly, we almost never gets rain in the Summer months, so unless the monsoon magically appears from the South, it's just gonna be the Brave men and women Firefighters. Paws crossed for them
    Ruby ♥

  15. That is a lot of cats to take care of. We heard about the heart surgery it is wonderful what they an do
    Hazel & Mabel

  16. Delightful news stories, thanks for sharing! I can't believe that a full 10% of dogs have heart disease, that isn't so delightful.
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  17. A pigeon named Keith - that just strikes me as funny! We never knew about heart disease in dogs until Cricket started her heart issues. I'm glad they are making progress in that area.
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets


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