Is This 2,000-Year-Old Egyptian Burial Site the World’s Oldest Pet Cemetery? | Smart News

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Nearly 2,000 years ago, people in the Roman port city of Berenice, Egypt, treated animals with great respect, feeding special food to toothless pets, protecting the critters while they recovered from injuries, and burying their furry companions in individual graves with collars and ornaments—or so a new analysis of a large pet cemetery in the ancient port city of Berenice suggests.

The study, published in the journal World Archaeology, centered on the remains of 585 animals interred in the graveyard. Many of the pets were covered in textiles or pieces of pottery, which lead author Marta Osypinska, an

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Dogs should be taken to the vet if poisoned, not treated with at-home remedies

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A post circulating widely on Facebook claims that if dogs ingest poison, feeding them two raw eggs will “neutralize” the toxins. This is false; experts urge pet owners to take their dogs to a veterinary clinic immediately.

“If your dog is poisoned, even while it is getting convulsions, immediately throw 2 raw eggs down his throat with little water. The eggs form a chemical compound with the poison that neutralizes it! Your dog will get up after a minute and walk away like nothing happened”, reads the caption of the Facebook post.

The

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Seresto Flea and Tick Collar Linked to 1,698 Dog Deaths

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Seresto, a popular vet-recommended flea and tick collar for pets, has been linked to 1,698 dog deaths and over 75,000 incident reports — 1,000 of which include human harm. The Seresto collars, which are designed to repel fleas and ticks for up to eight months, have mostly five-star reviews on Amazon, where many pet parents purchase the product. But around 12 percent of the over 79,216 combined reviews on its three collars are one- to three-star reviews that include photos of raw rashes, reports of neurological effects such as weak back legs or walking into walls, and various other side

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Rabid raccoon found in Mardela Springs

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MARDELA SPRINGS, Md. –

The Wicomico County Health Department announced Thursday that a raccoon has tested positive for rabies.

The rabid animal was found in the area of Wallertown Road in Mardela Springs.

The Health Department is reminding residents to avoid contact with all wild or stray animals.

Rabies is a preventable viral disease that exists in the saliva of mammals and is transmitted from animal to animal or from animal to human by biting and/or scratching. The virus can also be spread by licking, when infected saliva makes contact with open cuts or wounds, and with the mouth, eyes,

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It Isn’t Just Humans Gaining Weight. Ask Your Pandemic Pet.

Melissa Marion, 22, noticed her 4-year-old cavapoo Louie gaining weight last year when the neon vest the dog wears for nighttime walks became a little snug.

“Before the quarantine, it was loose on him,” says Ms. Marion, who lives with her parents and two brothers in Warren Township, N.J., where she works remotely in public relations. “But with everyone at home, baking banana bread and feeding him table scraps, we could barely strap it on.”

So many people have struggled with weight gain during the pandemic that the term “Covid 15” has gained currency, a variation of the familiar “Freshman

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