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    Powerful advocacy blogging for sheltered pets and against bad sheltering practices.
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    Feral/free-roaming cats and trap-neuter-return/TNR: critiquing the opposition with science, facts, and evidence.
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    The best place to get breaking pet food recall news from the relentless Therese Kopiwoda.
    Great no-kill coverage, interesting commentary, and news no one else has.
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    Food safety and nutrition scientist and reformer Marion Nestle's blog. Required reading for anyone who, you know, eats stuff.
  • AMERICAblog
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    I never miss reading the Blend. Fantastic LGBT plus mainstream politics in the perfect mix for my interests.
  • What Do I Know?
    This is the longest-running blog on my blogroll -- written by ex-pat Kathy Flake, commentary on politics and stories about her dog.

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11 August 2012


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This post made me cry because it hit so close to home. I recently lost a cat that had kidney disease. We'd rescued him off the streets 2 1/2 years ago. He was already old but we nursed him back to health. Then he was diagnosed with the kidney disease.

We did a lot of the things this post talked about: the sub-q fluids, constant vet monitoring, waterless shampoo, even Dr. Alice Villalobos' Quality of Life Scale. He hung on and enjoyed life for several months after we started the regular vet visits... but in the end we knew it was time.

It makes me sad. Sad for him because it was his time to go, and sad that there are shelter animals that will never get the chance to live their last few months loved by their family.

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