Area residents will have a chance to meet local celebrity canine, Gus, at a dog adoption event from 1-4 p.m. Sunday in the Heights. The family friendly pet-fest will happen at Urban Animal Veterinary Hospital at 1327 Yale St., where there will be free ice cream, face painting for children, a tour of the state-of-the-art medical facility and an opportunity to adopt a dog. There is no charge for admission. While canines of all shapes and sizes will be available, the star will be Gus. Houston television news stations covered the animal’s rescue from the streets of Sunnyside earlier this year. On the verge of death at the time, Houston K-911 Dog Rescue, a nonprofit, volunteer dog rescue group, raced Gus to medical professionals. It saved the pup’s life. Gus was … [Read more...] about Well-known stray to appear at dog adoption event
Some Heights residents were surprised recently when the reversible middle lane on a well-traveled street was changed to a left-turn lane for drivers traveling in opposite directions. Erin Jones, a spokesperson for Houston Public Works, said the removal of the reversible middle lane on Studewood Street between 6 1/2th Street and North Main Street is part of a trial conversion to a static, two-way center turn lane. So instead of being a three-lane roadway in which center-lane traffic flowed in one direction during one part of the day and the opposite direction in another, that stretch of Studewood now has one lane going in each direction with a left-turn lane in the middle. Reviews of the change have been mixed. “I live right off of Studewood just north of 14th (Street) and miss … [Read more...] about Studewood lane change draws mixed reactions
March is National Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month, but the one in five people who have been diagnosed with one need no reminder. It’s a series of clubs that no one wants to join. Recently, actress Selma Blair has shown the world what it’s like to live with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), one of more than 100 autoimmune diseases. The goal of the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association is to increase research by scientists for better advancements in the autoimmunity field and to increase awareness of autoimmune diseases themselves, so that diagnoses are made quicker. An autoimmune disease begins when in response to an unknown trigger, the immune system may begin producing antibodies that instead of fighting infections, attack the body's own tissues. Treatment for autoimmune … [Read more...] about Autoimmune diseases on rise
Dear Tabby, Are rawhide chews really that bad for dogs? We’ve always given them to our dogs with no issues but I’ve been hearing that they’re the worst thing you can give your dog! Please help! Rooting for Rawhides in Garden Oaks Dear Rooting for Rawhides, Rawhide chews have been the go-to chewy treat for dogs of all ages for quite some time but recently pet experts have started to speak out against them. It is also very common for vets to warn pet owners about the dangers of this treat. There are several factors that cause rawhides to be potentially dangerous for your pooch: • Choking hazard: Once your dog swallows a tiny, broken piece of rawhide, that portion can get lodged in her throat, putting your dog in serious danger. • Digestive blockage: Allowing your pooch to swallow a … [Read more...] about Are Rawhides a ‘Raw Deal’ For Your Pet?