NEW YORK — The annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show draws hundreds of the world’s very best dogs to New York City to compete for best in show honors at Madison Square Garden. Before the final stages of the event Tuesday night, the dogs prepped, primped and competed at Piers 92 and 94 in Manhattan, and many of the dogs, undoubtedly, look very wise..
Were you bored by the Rams and the Patriots? If you’d prefer soulful eyes, lustrous coats and an elegant gait, the Super Bowl of the dog world is here — the 2019 Westminster Kennel Club dog show.
The main dog show will air on FS1 (Fox Sports 1) from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Monday, February 11 and Tuesday, February 12. But some other activities precede the main event — for more on those, see below.
Best in show will be awarded at the end of the competition on Tuesday, February 12. Whichever dog is chosen will have to beat competition from six other groups.
Here’s a brief overview of how that works: the seven Westminster categories are designated by the American Kennel Club’s classification of various breeds into herding, hound, working, sporting, non-sporting, toy and terrier groups. After dogs compete for best of breed on both Monday and Tuesday, the winner of each of those larger groups advances to the Westminster final.
(NEWSER) – Dog owners have another food recall to worry about. This time, it involves Hill’s Pet Nutrition brands, many of which are formulated for dogs requiring special diets. The concern is excessive vitamin D, which can be lethal for dogs, reports People. Hill’s blames a supplier and says it’s getting the problem under control. The list of affected varieties (they’re all canned) can be found here. The move follows an FDA recall of several other brands in December, also for excessive vitamin D. Details on that recall, involving Elm Pet Foods, Sunshine Mills, Nutrisca, Natural Life Pet Products, and others, are here. While vitamin D is essential for dogs, too much can cause toxicity leading to death.
Authorities say a dispute between two people who were walking dogs at a Philadelphia park ended when one punched the other, causing a fatal injury.
Police say the 38-year-year old victim and his fiancee were walking a dog at Gold Star Park when they came across another man and his unleashed dog just before 9 p.m. Saturday.Witnesses say the victim asked the man to not let the animal run free. The other man became angry and punched the victim in the face, causing the victim to fall backward and hit his head on the ground.
The man who threw the punch remains at large Sunday
State police said a dog moving from the back seat to the front of a moving car distracted a driver, causing a crash in Loyalhanna Township, Westmoreland County, on Friday morning.
The crash happened around 11:30 a.m. along Clubhouse Drive.
Passenger was hurt during crash
Sunshine Mills — the maker of multiple dogfood brands — has issued a voluntary recall for three of its brands due to potentially elevated levels of Vitamin D — which could make your dog sick.
Evolve Puppy, Sportman’s Pride Large Breed Puppy and Triumph Chicken and Rice Dog Food with the “Best Buy Date Code of November 1, 2018 through November 8, 2019” have all been affected in the recall, the Food and Drug AdministrationOpens a New Window. (FDA) said.
CINCINNATI (WKRC) – A pet food company is voluntarily recalling one of the dog food formulas after customers complained that it made their pets ill. Nutrisca, of Saint Louis, Missouri is recalling their “Nutrisca® Chicken and Chickpea Dry Dog Food” for elevated levels of Vitamin D. “Dogs ingesting elevated levels of Vitamin D may exhibit symptoms such as vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling, and weight loss.
Dogs and their owners soon will have a new place to play in southwestern Westmoreland County, when a new dog park opens at Cedar Creek Park in Rostraver.
A grand opening ceremony will be held 11:30 a.m. Sept. 26. The large, fenced-in area where dogs can romp off-leash is the focal point in the first part of a multi-phase plan to improve the county park.
The Pennsylvania Department of State has fined a Mount Pleasant veterinarian for malpractice, and ordered her to attend 14 hours of remedial education.
Laurie A. Joseph, of Top Notch Veterinary Services, prescribed a combination of steroids and pain medication to a 12-year-old Labrador Retriever in 2015, according to a consent agreement detailing the malpractice filed last month.
The drugs caused the dog’s kidneys to fail, and it needed to be euthanized, according to the agreement.
The state censured Joseph for prescribing a dangerous mix of medications, and not explaining the risks of those medications to the dog’s owners.
The same year Joseph declawed a kitten, using surgical glue to seal the wounds. The glue was improperly applied, covering the kitten’s paws and gluing its toes together, according to the state. When attempts to clean it failed, the kitten’s owners brought it to another veterinary clinic for a surgical procedure to remove the glue.
- The suit names parent company for Rachael Ray Nutrish, Ainsworth Pet Nutrition
- It was filed Aug 1 by Bronx resident Markeith Parks on behalf of him and others
- An independent lab allegedly found herbicide glyphosate in the dog food brand
- The suit says advertising products as ‘natural’ is ‘false, deceptive and misleading’
- Ainsworth owner JM Smuckers is looking into the suit but denies the claims
- A spokesperson for Rachael says she has continued to strive to ‘provide the highest quality and safest pet food products on the market’
Largest pet retailer in U.S. conducting an internal investigation after a trio of canine fatalities in the Garden State
The dog’s demise came the same day that officialsand confiscated six small animals suspected of being abused. Lauren Bluestone, director of the city’s Metro Animal Care and Control department, said in an email that criminal charges are expected to be filed next week.
“The six animals finally were released into our custody from the small animal vet specialist,” she said, adding that “all animals are currently being treated but are doing much better.”
The death of Crawford’s dog follows the deaths of two dogs and the injury of another at a PetSmart in Flemington, N.J., during an eight-day period in December. Those deaths were not related, according to PetSmart.
Source: PetSmart faces another dog death
Scruffles was a healthy, 8-year-old Bulldog when he died during a grooming at the Flemington PetSmart on Dec. 29, 2017, owner Danielle DiNapoli said. (Photo courtesy Danielle DiNapoli)