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Welcome to Paw Planet.... this blog is dedicated to all pet and animal lovers especially those who have foot of an animal having claws. Also offer reviews, news and information about different pets.

paw: paw clawed foot of an animal especially a quadruped.
pet: pet is a domesticated animal kept for companionship, a special loved one.

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"I care not for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it." ~ Abraham Lincoln "An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language." ~ Martin Buber "Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." ~ Anatole France "In the beginning, God created man, but seeing him so feeble, He gave him the cat" ~ Warren Eckstein

Gay Dog Denied Entry to Restaurant

A blind Australian man named Ian Jolly, was denied to enter in a restaurant after the staff misheard his female companion, and thought his "guide dog" was a "gay dog." The 57 year old man was attempting to dine at the Thai Spice restaurant in Adelaide, when he was refused entry, although the restaurant had a sign on the front door saying “guide dogs welcome”.

Ian was embarrassed about going to restaurants and sued the restaurant and won $1,500. His main purpose for following through with the suit was to guarantee proper service for other blind people, especially from restaurants advertising the acceptance of guide dogs. The restaurant has been forced to apologize and pay him $1500 was ordered by the Equal Opportunity Tribunal.

FDA warns about Dog Bones

We all know that dogs are known for playing and biting bones, but FDA (Food and Drug Administration) issued a reminders that giving your dog a bone is a dangerous practice and can cause serious injury to your pet. Dr. Carmela Stamper, a veterinarian in the FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine said that “Bones are unsafe, no matter what their size. Giving your dog a bone may make your pet a candidate for a trip to your veterinarian's office later, possible emergency surgery or even death."

FDA give some reasons why its bad to give your dog a bone.

* Broken teeth.

* It can injuries mouth or tongue. Bone can get looped around your dog's lower jaw.

* Bone gets stuck in esophagus and windpipe.

* Bone gets stuck in stomach. It might went down just fine, but the bone may be too big to pass out of the stomach and into the intestines. Sharp bones might also scrape the inside of the large intestine or rectum as they move along, which can cause internal damage due to bone fragments

* Peritonitis, a difficult-to-treat bacterial infection of the abdomen caused when bone fragments poke holes in a dog's stomach or intestines.

Kim Kardashian Controversial Cat Picture

Animal lovers and PETA frowned Kim Kardashian for her new picture posing with a black cat. This picture post on her twitter account. She is holding a black cat by the scruff of its neck. TMZ reports that the hold Kardashian has on the cat is an accepted way to hold a cat for a few seconds according to a vet and the owner of the cat. They also said that Kim is probably not a cat lover, as you can see from the picture, but she doesn't look like she intends to hurt it.

Kim also said that she would never do anything to harm an animal. The photo viewed more than 153,000 times with a 3.4 million twitter followers. There is no description to the picture as to why she is holding a cat like that. PETA Australia spokesman Jason Baker said Kardashian "isn't the only person who mistakenly thinks that because a mother cat picks up her kittens by the scruff of the neck that a supportive hand under the rump isn't needed". And the RSPCA said it would be happy to advice Kardashian on "proper animal handling techniques".

First Dog Bo celerates his first year

Its been a year since the Obama Family got their Portuguese water dog named Bo. He is been with the family last April 14.Bo was born in October 2008 and briefly lived with another family before making his formal way to White House debut last spring. Since then Bo has gotten access to one of the most famous residences in the world. And because of that he's been one of the most famous dog in world and of course topic in all news. Bo's even been re-created in marzipan and Beanie Baby form and been featured on his own baseball card.

Bo is not the first pets in White House. The earlier presidential pets like FDR's Fala, Nixon's Checkers and even George W. Bush's Barney left big paw prints, says David Jackson of USA Today. Bo have a good memories on the White House, like the Fox News staff who covers the White House has some funny memories of the first pup from the past year.

Cat saves owner from gas leaks

A a 3-year-old cat named Schnautzie who live with her foster Trudy and Greg Guy save them from gas leaks. The cat sat on top of his owner's bed patting her nose with her foot and sniffing the air like a dog, The owner bothered about the cats behavior and turns out that the cat was trying to tell his owner about a gas leak They went into the bathroom and opened the window and the gas was just fuming.

The owner immediately called the firefighters which informed them that they found a broken pipe going into the hot water heater was pumping gas into their basement, and how lucky they were that there hadn't been a deadly explosion. Schnautzie now found a permanent home and awarded this past week by the Great Falls (Montana) Animal Foundation Fur Ball benefit. Schnautzie received the famed Purple Paw award for valor.

Magistrate fined over Dog poo

Looks like there's a lot of issue about dog poo these days. Another man who is a Magistrate has been given a two-year good behavior bond and a $7500 fine after an argument over dog feces turned violent. Raffaele Barberio failed to pick up his german shepherd’s droppings while walking in Brighton last March. He fought with a local couple after a dispute about picking up dog droppings, he tried to punch the male driver through an open window. They said that Barberio was “rude and dismissive”, then motioned as if he was going to throw the dog feces.

When the couple reported the Magistrate to local police, he went to the victim’s home used a key to scratch both sides of the victim’s car as a payback. The car cost more $9100 to repair and the incident was captured on a neighbour’s CCTV camera. Barberio resigned last month after serving as a magistrate for 25 years and also given a life of service to the community.

Man sues Petsmart after he slip in Dog poop

A man from Virginia is suing PetSmart, he is claiming that he slips and falls in dog feces at a PetSmart. Rober Holloway, who was 69 claim that he went to the store in January 2009 to pick up some bird seed and dog food when he slipped on a pile of dog poop and fell. He said he is badly injured and suing the store for $1 million.

His attorney, Michael Goodove said his client couldn't see the poop because it blended in with the floor amd admits that his client had a pre-existing back problem and claims the fall made it worse. Robert Holloway said that its employees "negligently allowed animals to enter the premises and deposit feces in such a manner as to create a dangerous and hazardous condition". PetSmart denies any wrongdoing, but admits that pet accidents are an everyday occurrence because leashed pets are welcome visitors in the store.


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