Havana probably has more animal enthusiasts per capita and per square mile than any other place I’ve ever lived. Now comes a threat to our dearly beloved doggie and kitty pets that has already killed over 1,000 dogs nationwide.
As reported by HuffPost online, The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a second warning about toxic jerky treats that have poisoned over 4,800 pets since 2007, causing kidney-related diseases. The treats have caused illnesses in both cats and dogs, says the report. Although experts with FDA have yet to pinpoint exactly which brand or brands of treats are the source, they say the majority appear to be from China. They advise that just by avoiding any made in China, be aware that others may include ingredients with the same disease source.
FDA is advising pet owners who feed their pets jerky treats to watch their pets closely for symptoms such as decreased appetite, increased water intake, vomiting or diarrhea that persist more than a day to contact their veterinarian immediately. “Pet owners who have a sick cat or dog who may have consumed a toxic jerky treat may report their (case) to the FDA by calling 1.888.INFO-FDA,” states the report.
Be careful what you feed your pet, says the FDA.
On a lighter note, there is one happy young lady, shown on AOL online, who took her $2.00 old book purchase to Antiques Roadshow:
A woman (no name reported) brought in the first book of women's rights laws ever written in the English language: The Lavves of Women’s Rights or The Lavves Provision for Women.
She said she bought the book for just $2.00 at an after-estate sale and was hoping to at least double her money, which would make her a total of $4 bucks. But to her surprise, the book was worth a small fortune. "It probably has an auction estimate in this condition of $6,000-$8,000," the appraiser explained. The woman lost it, saying, "Oh my god, are you serious?! Oh my goodness! Woohoo!"
She found the book, titled, "The Laws and Revolutions of Women's Rights" in a box full of other books on the floor. It was published in 1632 although the author was unknown, and it did have some damage and a missing page in the front. The appraiser said overall, it was in pretty good condition and was quite rare.