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Some pet dogs need expensive therapy after lockdowns

Nicole Cueto sobbed as she locked the door of her apartment and heard her dog, Marty, crying hysterically on the other side.

“He was anxious and upset,” the Manhattan resident recalled of the incident earlier this year when she had to go out to work for the first time in months. “It was extremely traumatic for the both of us, and I could not focus on my job for days after.”

To help her dog cope, Cueto has invested $340 in professional pet training and counseling — a fraction of the amount many concerned owners are forking over — and Marty is becoming accustomed to being apart from his person.

To help her dog cope, Cueto has invested $340 in professional pet training and counseling — a fraction of the amount many concerned owners are forking over — and Marty is becoming accustomed to being apart from his person.
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To help him cope, Cueto has invested $340 in professional pet training and counseling — a fraction of the amount many concerned owners are forking over — and Marty is becoming accustomed to being apart from his person.

The boxer mix is among millions of animals across the US who are already suffering from separation anxiety or are set to experience its painful effects after enjoying human company 24/7 since the pandemic took hold in March 2020.

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Seresto flea collars may be linked to nearly 1,700 pet deaths

Members of Congress are demanding one of the largest single product recalls in U.S. history after a top-selling flea and tick collar was linked to the deaths of nearly 1,700 pets and hundreds of injuries to humans. 

“When we put the collar on, everything changed and was like a switch just flipped,” Alex Jaeger said. 

Alex Jaeger and his mother, Eleanor, say two months after they put a Seresto collar on their golden retriever Blake, he developed seizures. They say their veterinarian gave Blake epilepsy medication, but the dog has never been the same.

“I don’t want anyone to ever go through this,” Eleanor Jaeger said. 

Karen Pisano said one of her two 4-month-old kittens fell ill within two days of putting their collars on in August. The legs of her orange tabby, Oscar, began twitching. 

“That’s when I became extremely alarmed,” Pisano said. 

On a veterinarian’s advice, she says she immediately removed the collars but Oscar died that night. 

“This poor thing, he didn’t do anything wrong. We didn’t do anything wrong. To see him pass — he didn’t deserve that,” Pisano said. 

Seresto collars contain two different pesticides designed to ward off fleas and ticks. Retailer Elanco says

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Flea Collar May Be Linked to 1,700 Pet Deaths

March 19, 2021 — A top-selling flea collar that may be linked to the deaths of nearly 1,700 pets and hundreds of injuries to people should be recalled, a U.S. lawmaker says.

Since the Seresto collars were introduced in 2012, there have been more than 75,000 incidents — ranging from skin irritation to seizures to death — reported to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to government documents obtained by a nonprofit group, CBS News reported.

Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi wants a recall of the collars, which contain two different pesticides to combat fleas and ticks.

“I think that it’s only appropriate in this case that the manufacturer do a voluntary recall,” he said, CBS News reported. “We look at the situation, investigate and then proceed from there.”

Retailer Elanco says the collars are safe. The “incident report rate … in the U.S. has been below 0.3%” and the majority “relate to non-serious effects” such as skin problems, according to the company.

Elanco says it will not issue a recall. That’s something that would be up to regulators, a company spokesperson told CBS News.



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Nebraska dog rescue reunites Iowa woman with pet that wandered 100 miles

A dog that got loose in Sioux City, Iowa, last month just as record cold weather was blowing into the area was found more than 100 miles away and three weeks later.

Just how the dog, a black Lab and pit bull mix named Ivy, managed that is still a bit of a mystery.

Ivy and another dog escaped from a backyard on Feb. 12, the Omaha World-Herald reported.

Posts on local Facebook groups drove many searchers to look for Ivy. But it took 23 days before she was caught more than 100 miles away in Omaha, Nebraska, on March 6, according to the report.

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The trip that would take 90 minutes by car apparently took the dog several weeks.

Ivy was in bad condition when she finally approached an Omaha homeowner seeking food, according to the Nebraska Humane Society. The group said she weighed just 29 pounds, down from 40-45. She had gotten so thin that one of her front legs slipped through her collar, causing a rub wound that became infected.

“She probably didn’t have much time, so I’m glad we found

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