By definition, a sunburn is redness of the skin with or without skin blistering that is caused by exposure to excessive amounts of sunlight. Sunburns are a common problem for people, but not very common in most animal species.
Dogs that have thick fur or pigmented skin are somewhat protected by the damaging ultraviolet light. However, dogs with light color fur or a thin hair coat are more...
Japanese disaster affects man’s best friend in epic proportions.
As one pack of dogs and their handlers boarded a plane bound for a country convulsed by destruction, another sought assistance fleeing the devastation of a once, pristine Japanese landscape.
Hundreds of thousands of Japanese residents experienced the country’s largest recorded earthquake on March 11, 2011. Mother Nature’s...
Call to ACTION
When disaster strikes, FIDO Friendly has your three-course canine call to action. Hurricane Katrina. Her images resonate, and the global effects of the devastation remain raw. A poll conducted by the Fritz Institute in April of 2006 revealed 44 percent of people chose not to flee when warned of Hurricane Katrina because they would not leave their pets behind. News reels showed the...
Learn how to cope and plan when leaving Fido at the kennel for the first time.
I can only imagine that the feeling is somewhat similar to a parent dropping their child off at daycare for the very first time—the fear of some smelly, strange child with a wet drippy nose coughing on your dear little one; the thought of an over-size bully picking on your sweet diminutive angel; or worse yet, the...
Veterinarians travel the world to help abandoned street dogs.
By Jeremiah Alley, Film Producer of Fixing Fido
There was an incredible beauty to the Amazon clouds as they filtered the morning sun over the murky water. Locals, arriving to the market by boat or motorcar, began to unpack their wares. As the market opened up, I observed and pondered numerous things: amongst them—could we have packed...
With so many options and plans available, FIDO Friendly covers the questions readers need to ask.
When six-year-old Labrador Retriever, Katie, went in for a routine spay, she didn’t recover as expected. Transferred to Michigan State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, it was discovered Katie had a very rare complication of her spleen, requiring its removal. During the 10-day period to save...