Puppy urinary tract infections

Some people are surprised to know how common urinary tract infections are in puppies.  There are some specific reasons for this:

Since puppies are usually in the process of being potty-trained, having an accident in the house may not be the red flag it would be with an older dog.  That enables the untreated urinary tract infection to become more serious.

Another reason is due to the high energy level of puppies.  If they are not drinking enough water, the urine in the bladder becomes more concentrated and that can lead to an infection.

Not getting your dog spayed can also lead to urinary tract infections. The pH changes as your female dog goes through puberty.  Getting your pup fixed before the first heat will prevent this imbalance.

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Dolphin strandings on Cape Cod continue

Since the beginning of the year, over 120 dolphins have stranded on Cape Cod.  I love to read the Cape Cod paper online everyday, but it is really heartbreaking to see that the strandings keep continuing.

IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) and many volunteers are doing an amazing job to save as many dolphins as they can.  And several of the released dolphins have headed out to deep water and more have been recorded up by the Maine coast.

There are several possible theories regarding this mass stranding, and scientists will continue to study the situation.  There most likely are several factors that are contributing to the stranding of these beautiful animals that live in a sea of man-made pollution. I hope NSTAR is taking note and re-evaluating their position of spraying chemicals needlessly and irresponsibly around their power lines.

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