Dog Kennel – Christ Yoder Wed, 23 Nov 2022 15:10:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Dog Kennel – Christ Yoder 32 32 Lincoln plumber’s widow and vet clinic agree to $3 million settlement for wrongful death lawsuit Wed, 23 Nov 2022 14:00:00 +0000

A Lincoln veterinary clinic and its owner have agreed to pay $3 million to settle a wrongful death case filed by the widow of a man killed after being crushed in a partial ceiling collapse in 2019.

In the 2020 lawsuit filed in Lancaster County District Court, Ryan Kizzier’s widow, Dana Kizzier, alleged that the Nebraska Animal Medical Center at 56th Street and Old Cheney Road and the negligence of Forney Properties LLC led to Kizzier’s death six days later.

He was the 40-year-old father of two young boys.

The lawsuit alleged that prior to July 15, 2019, the clinic dangerously used and overloaded the area above the ceiling of its first-floor dog kennels with heavy shelving and storage.

After a water main broke and the ceiling began to sag, staff were able to stop the flow of water. Kizzier’s attorney, Eric Brown, said Nebraska Animal Medical Center and Forney Properties were told structural changes to the first floor kennels were needed to safely repair the pipe and did not make the changes. nor contacted a structural engineer about it.

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Instead, he said, they contacted Ryan Kizzier, owner of Lincoln Plumbing, to fix it and restore water to the kennels.

When Kizzier arrived and began working on the pipe, the first floor ceiling collapsed on top of him.

Rescue teams were able to free him using airbags, but Kizzier later died in a hospital.

In its response to the lawsuit, NAMC denied any knowledge of pre-existing structural issues and said only Kizzier made the decision to review the ceiling, “which suddenly and unexpectedly collapsed through no fault of the defendants. “.

But Brown said he subpoenaed documents and learned that another local contractor had maintained the kennel area two months before the collapse and said it appeared structurally unsound. The plumber reportedly expressed concerns “about whether it was safe for employees and dogs to use this area”.

After the collapse, NAMC was sold. Although manager Adam Forney is still working on it.

The parties reached an agreement during mediation in October. Earlier this month, the Lancaster County Court approved the settlement as required by law and guardianships have been put in place for the surviving minor children of Kizzier.

According to court records, one-third of the settlement will go toward attorney fees, and Dana Kizzier and her sons will receive the remainder, $1,984,000.

Brown said the attorneys are relieved for the family, “as this will allow them to continue to heal and hopefully provide some measure of closure.”

He called Ryan Kizzier’s death tragic and completely preventable.

“A woman lost a husband and two boys senselessly lost their fathers because a company was more concerned with reopening its water to start using the kennels again for profit than the safety of the people working in this area, including their own. employees. There was no excuse,” the attorney said.

Attorney Dan Ketcham, who represents NAMC and Forney Properties, did not respond to a request for comment.

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What foods can you give your dog for Thanksgiving? Fri, 18 Nov 2022 03:48:52 +0000

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — With Thanksgiving around the corner, you might be wondering what leftovers you can safely give your pup.

“Thanksgiving tends to coincide with an increase in vet visits due to dogs being fed unsafe human foods,” says the American Kennel Club (AKC).

The AKC, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), and several veterinarians, including “The Ultimate Pet Health Guide: Breakthrough Nutrition and Integrative Care for Dogs and Cats”, author by Dr. Gary Richter, MS, DVM, small animal and veterinarian exotic in Texas Dr. Sara Ochoa, DVM, and Chief Veterinarian of the American Kennel Club, emergency and critical care veterinarian, and valued member of the Chicago veterinary community for over 35 years, Dr. Jerry Klein, share some safe and dangerous items for your pet this holiday season.

Safe and healthy foods to feed your dog on Thanksgiving:

  • Sweet potatoes
    • “Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of dietary fiber, vitamin B6, vitamin C, and beta-carotene,” says Dr. Richter. “Sweet potato treats can be as simple as one chew of dehydrated sweet potato.” Remember not to feed your pet sweet potatoes with added ingredients.
  • Potatoes
    • You can enjoy both types of potatoes, and your dog can have that option too. However, give only boiled or baked potatoes without butter, sour cream, salt or pepper, and serve sparingly.
  • Apples
    • “Apples are full of vitamins A and C and contain plenty of quality fiber, making them a healthy Thanksgiving treat for your pet,” says Dr. Richter. “However, if you share an apple with your dog, be sure to cut around the core, as large amounts of apple seeds can be toxic.”
  • Turkey meat (without bones or skin)
    • For those wondering if dogs can eat turkey on Thanksgiving, the answer is yes. The main course can be offered “as long as it has not been prepared with seasoning”, says Dr. Ochoa. In addition to avoiding bones, as noted above, Dr. Klein also advises owners not to feed the skin. The outer layer of poultry has likely been prepared with butter, spices, or other fatty ingredients that could cause pancreatitis or other problems for your dog.
  • Green beans
    • “With high amounts of plant fiber, manganese, and vitamins C and K, plain green beans are great for dogs,” says Dr. Richter. The key here, as with turkey, sweet potatoes, and the other options mentioned in this list, is that the bean dish should be plain, with no added ingredients like butter or spices.
  • Peas
    • Plain peas are a good choice, but cream peas should be avoided. Fattier foods like peas in cream can upset your dog’s stomach.
  • Pumpkin
  • Dessert
    • Dessert is an option, but not just any. Go ahead and satisfy your pet’s sweet tooth with something healthy like frozen yogurt (without artificial sweeteners like xylitol, which is toxic to dogs), suggests Dr. Richter. Calcium, protein and live bacteria that can act as probiotics will give your dog a tasty dose of nutrients and a sweet post-meal treat.

Dangerous and unhealthy foods to avoid feeding your dog(s) on Thanksgiving:

The AKC also wants to remind dog and pet owners to keep trash cans out of reach, as smells from the day’s meal can be tempting to furry friends.

If your dog gets into something he shouldn’t have, the AKC says to seek help immediately. You can call the Pet Poison Helpline at 855-764-7661 ($75 fee applies) or an area veterinarian who offers after-hours services.

Dogs in danger 2022: Here are the 10 affectionate British dog breeds at risk of extinction in the UK – including the loving Skye Terrier 🐶 Tue, 15 Nov 2022 04:21:57 +0000

Many of us have welcomed new puppies into our families over the past two years as the Kennel Club has seen dog ownership skyrocket during the global pandemic.

But the growing popularity of imported breeds like the French Bull Dog means that some of the once well-established native breeds of the UK are on the verge of extinction on these coasts.

A total of 32 breeds are now “considered vulnerable” by the Kennel Club, after dropping below 300 annual registrations. including previously popular puppies like the King Charles Spaniel and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi.

Even the Skye Terrier, the breed famous for its loyalty and typified by Greyfriar’s Bobby of Edinburgh, is in danger.

Kennel Club Secretary Caroline Kisko said: “We could lose even more of our most iconic and historic native dog breeds if people don’t look beyond the obvious choices and start exploring the huge diversity of races that we are fortunate to have in this country.

So if you want to help one of the UK’s struggling breeds, go with one of these instead of the usual Labrador Retriever or Springer Spaniel.

Here are the 10 dog breeds most at risk in the UK.

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Are poinsettias poisonous to dogs or cats? Symptoms and what to do. Tue, 08 Nov 2022 11:01:59 +0000

When it comes to decorating hallways, this can include more than just sprigs of holly. The holiday season provides an opportunity to decorate in many different ways, including with flower arrangements.

But poinsettia bouquets have the potential to be a holiday hazard for your pup or cat. So here’s what you need to know about poinsettias and whether they’re toxic to dogs or cats, plus other holiday and Christmas plants to watch out for.

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Are poinsettias poisonous to dogs?

The short answer is yes, poinsettias are mildly toxic to dogs. However, the dangers of these plants rarely lead to fatal or serious results, says the American Kennel Club.

Poinsettia sap contains chemicals similar to detergents. If ingested in large quantities, the sap can lead to vomiting, drooling or, in some cases, diarrhea. In addition, the sap can cause skin irritation if contacted.

However, poinsettias have a low level of toxicity.

So if you plan to use them around the house for your holiday decor, be careful. Be sure to keep the plant out of your pet’s reach and don’t leave your dog alone if poinsettias are present.

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What happens if a dog eats a poinsettia?

If your dog eats part of a poinsettia, it may cause vomiting, drooling, or in some cases diarrhea. Generally, eating poinsettias will cause mouth and stomach irritation, states the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Contact your veterinarian if your dog shows signs of ingesting a poinsettia.

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Are poinsettias poisonous to cats?

Just like dogs, poinsettias are mildly toxic to cats, according to the ASPCA. The same symptoms occur if a cat ingests or comes into contact with poinsettia sap.

Keep poinsettias out of your cat’s reach to ensure she doesn’t eat the plant and to prevent her from getting sick.

Common Holiday and Christmas Plants Dangerous to Dogs

Here are some common holiday and Christmas plants that are dangerous to dogs, according to the AKC:

  • lily of peace
  • Calla lily
  • Amaryllis
  • Lily of the valley
  • autumn crocuses
  • giant dracena
  • palm lily
  • Holly (the berry and the leaf)
  • Mistletoe

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Marion Kennel Club, Inc. – Saturday, November 5, 2022 Sat, 05 Nov 2022 23:05:37 +0000

Show name: Marion Kennel Club, Inc.
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
Date of the show: Saturday November 5, 2022
Total entry: 1232
Best Show Judge: Mr. John P. Wade
Show photographer(s):
Booth photo • Website:

Reg Dog: GCHG Hi-Kel Terrydale Nanhall Mizzdesigned [Bitch]
Raising: lake burrow
Responsible: Ariel Cukier
Owner: M Wooldridge, KJ Anthony, J Stevens & A Cukier
Breeder: H Keyes & Terrydale Knls

Reserve Dog Reg: GCHG Barbarys Reigning Royalty CGCA TKN [Dog]
Reserve breed: Chow chow
Reserve manager: Ralph Silva
Owner of the reserve: R Silva
Breeder: B Becker

Jock Judge’s name: Mr. Jean-Christophe Boulinguez

Total entry: 196
Reg Dog: GCHG Wil-Orions If Wishes Come True [Dog]
Raising: Spaniel (English Springer)
Responsible: Robin Novack
Owners: J Vanderlip, E Pike, S Hatch, J Johnson and B Fink
Breeder: MP Osbun, JL Johnson, J Kettleson & E & R Brookshire
Dog Reg: GCHS Bruces Live Life @ Upland [Dog]Breed: Spaniel (Field)
Manager: Mikala Seymour
Owner: M Seymour, L Blaser, P Archer & K Klein
Breeder: R Bruce & K Johnson
Dog Reg: GCHB Sun Devil Last Of The Mojitos [Dog]Breed: Retriever (curly coated)
Administrator :
Owner: P. Morrison
Dog Reg: GCH Clussexx separates Le Mans from Le Boys [Bitch]Breed: Spaniel (Sussex)
Administrator :
Owner: J Haverick, K Gonzalez, P Davern & J Clendenon
Breeder: J Haverick K Gonzalez P Daver & J Clendenon

Dog Judge’s name: Ms. Cindy Vogels

Total entry: 95
Reg Dog: CH Longlesson The far side of the moon [Bitch]
Raising: Whippet
Manager: Graham Miller
Owner: L Bernhardt, T Kirsten, A Kelly & Longlesson Knls.
Dog Reg: GCHG Sunlits King Of Queens [Dog]Breed: Afghan hound
Controller: Alicia Jones
Owner: T Richardson, A Morrison Jones, J Souza-Bartlett & M Hunter
Dog Reg: CH Poachers Irreplaceable Irene [Bitch]Breed: Greyhound
Administrator :
Owner: Waylon Ramming
Dog Reg: GCH Nahalas Winter Dragon [Dog]Breed: Ibizan Hound
Controller: Alexandria Mitchell-Lynch
Owner: A Mitchell-Lynch
Breeder: A Mitchell-Lynch

Work Judge’s name: Mrs. Bonnie Linnell Clarke

Total entry: 261
Dog Reg: GCHB Protocol-Liberator Pagani without compromise CGC [Dog]
Raising: Doberman Pinscher
Controller: Karin Fox
Owner: S St. John & J & K Mullins
Breeder: J & K Mullins, P Blenkey & B Casey
Dog Reg: GCHS Spiceracks Shotgun Rider CGCA TKN [Dog]Breed: Giant Schnauzer
Coach: Leonardo Garcini
Owner: R&D Henderson
Dog Reg: GCHG Highlanders Snow Pilot [Dog]Breed: Siberian Husky
Manager: Tim Terella
Owner: A&B Palmer
Dog Reg: GCHG Pure Prides Never Love Again [Bitch]Breed: Boxer
Manager: Steve Stewart
Owner: S Stewart & C Julian

Terrier Judge’s name: Mrs. Gloria Kerr

Total entry: 115
Dog Reg: GCHG Hi-Kel Terrydale Nanhall Mizzdesigned [Bitch]
Raising: lake burrow
Responsible: Ariel Cukier
Owner: M Wooldridge, KJ Anthony, J Stevens & A Cukier
Breeder: H Keyes & Terrydale Knls.
Dog Reg: GCHB Meadowlake Whistle Blower [Dog]Breed: Border Terrier
Controller: Karen Fitzpatrick
Owner: K Fitzpatrick, K Richardson & D Fitzpatrick
Dog Reg: GCH Abbeyrose Black Chrome [Dog]Breed: Welsh Terrier
Coach: Leonardo Garcini
Owner: M Duafala, J Anspach & P Allen
Breeder: M Duafala, J Anspach & P Allen
Dog Reg: Windswept Heart Thief [Dog]Breed: Parson Russell Terrier
Administrator :
Owner: L Venske & K Fitzpatrick

Toy Judge’s name: Ms. Lesley E. Hiltz

Total entry: 192
Dog Reg: GCHG Winters-Eagle Ring Of Fire [Dog]
Raising: miniature pinscher
Responsible: Jacob Waters
Owner: K Winters & C Griswold
Breeder: K Winters & M Cole
Dog Reg: GCHS Hallmark Jolei out of this world [Dog]Breed: Shih Tzu
Responsible: Luke Ehricht
Owner: B Miller DVM, S Carter & L & D Ehricht
Breeder: L & D Ehrict
Dog Reg: GCHB KimmiLove Watch Me Now [Dog]Breed: Pomeranian
Manager: Stephanie Hentschel
Owner: S Hau & T Leung
Dog Reg: GCH Brylees Walk the Plank [Dog]Breed: Bichon Havanese
Administrator :
Owner: M Abels & S & S Abels

Not athletic Judge’s name: Mrs. Gloria Kerr

Total entry: 156
Reg Dog: GCHG Barbarys Reigning Royalty CGCA TKN [Dog]
Raising: Chow chow
Manager: Ralph Silva
Owner: R Silva
Breeder: B Becker
Dog Reg: GCH Whispering Pines Covert Op [Dog]Breed: Schipperke
Administrator :
Owner: J Plourde & M O’Brien
Breeder: J Plourde & K Morrison
Dog Reg: GCHG Gumbys Hey Now Youre An Allstar NWR [Dog]Breed: Chinese Shar-Pei
Manager: Katherine Wurz Smoot
Owner: R & J Bryant, S Demirjian & A Robbins
Dog Reg: CH Mi-Tois Captain America [Dog]Breed: Coton de Tulear
Administrator :
Owner: G Geldermann, S Vedral & C Fox

Breeding Judge’s name: Mrs. Linda Robey

Total entry: 217
Reg Dog: GCHG Northbay Xsell It’s a DJ Wrap [Bitch]
Raising: Australian shepherd
Controller: Jessica Plourde
Owner: B Evans & H Parson Herron
Breeder: H Sells
Dog Reg: GCHG Coventry Music of the Night [Bitch]Breed: Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Manager: Jodi Geerlings
Owner: J Geerlings, B Williams, S Leyerly and B Shelton
Breeder: B Shelton, S Layerly, B Williams & D Salow
Dog Reg: GCH Quiches Shadow Hunter [Dog]Breed: Bouvier des Flandres
Administrator :
Owner: J Garrison, D Morrill, E & L Paquette & V Valdez
Dog Reg: GCH Ceilidhs Celtic Legend [Dog]Breed: Collie (smooth)
Administrator :
Owner: M Elliott, P Brown and K Mincy
Breeder: M Elliott & K Mincy

Please note that these results are not official and may be subject to change once official results are submitted to AKC.
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Dogs On The Brink 2022: Here are the 10 affectionate British dog breeds facing extinction – including the adorable Skye Terrier 🐕 Thu, 03 Nov 2022 09:38:45 +0000

Many of us have welcomed new puppies into our families over the past two years as the Kennel Club has seen dog ownership skyrocket during the global pandemic.

But the growing popularity of imported breeds like the French Bull Dog means that some of the once well-established native breeds of the UK are on the verge of extinction on these coasts.

A total of 32 breeds are now “considered vulnerable” by the Kennel Club, after dropping below 300 annual registrations. including previously popular puppies like the King Charles Spaniel and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi.

For all the latest dog news, photos, tips and information, join our Scotsdog Facebook group here

Even the Skye Terrier, the breed famous for its loyalty and typified by Greyfriar’s Bobby of Edinburgh, is in danger.

Kennel Club Secretary Caroline Kisko said: “We could lose even more of our most iconic and historic native dog breeds if people don’t look beyond the obvious choices and start exploring the huge diversity of races that we are fortunate to have in this country.

So if you want to help one of the UK’s struggling breeds, go with one of these instead of the usual Labrador Retriever or Springer Spaniel.

Here are the 10 dog breeds most at risk in the UK.

Lafayette family dog ​​stolen, body returned to police by suspect Mon, 31 Oct 2022 20:05:52 +0000

A Lafayette family has asked for the community’s help in locating a missing dog last week (similar to the photo above), and the story doesn’t end well.

According to a post on the Nextdoor app, a Lafayette resident posted a video of a man entering the resident’s carport and stealing the family dog, Reesie.

The family posted on the neighborhood app on Thursday, Oct. 27, asking for help in finding their Miniature Schnauzer, or at least identifying the man who was seen taking the dog.

Our elderly miniature schnauzer came out of our carport this morning at 10:45. It stood out from the backyard and was near our door. I don’t know if the guy taking it in the video is a good Samaritan or if he stole our dog. Any help finding it would be appreciated. He didn’t call the phone number on his ID tag.

Later the same day, the family (who we allow to remain anonymous) posted an update to the story.

It appears the family was able to identify and contact the man to ask about their dog, Reesie. The man told them that yes, he had picked up the dog, but that he had released the dog from his car a few houses from where he had taken it.

Update: 10/27/22 We spoke to the man in the video and he no longer has Reesie. He says he let him out of his car a few houses from ours. Reesie hasn’t come back yet.

This is where the story gets interesting and, unfortunately, much more devastating.

On Friday, October 28, the family took to the Nexdoor app to post another update, this time announcing that their dog Reesie had passed away.

Update 10/28/22, we have recovered Reesie’s body. The Lafayette police are doing a terrific job on the case. We ask that no one tries to identify or contact the person as we already know who it is and have spoken with them. Please let the police do their job. I don’t want to jeopardize the case. Thanks for all the support. Please pray for my family and hug your pets tonight.

How did the family recover the dog’s body? Well, it looks like the suspect turned over Reesie’s body to the police.

In a response to the family’s original post on the Nextdoor app, a neighbor mentions that the man’s words in the video made no sense to them. Apparently, the suspect said to the dog (audible in the video): “Let’s go home”, before taking the dog.

It was then that Reesie’s family mentioned that the dog’s corpse had been turned over to the police by the suspect.

And it appears the family are trying to hide details as they don’t want to jeopardize any case police may have against the suspect.

Several times in the message, Reesie’s family asks neighbors not to approach or contact the suspect and to “let the police do their job.”

It seems to me that the family knows a lot more about the case and is keeping quiet.

As for Reesie’s death — well, the family isn’t releasing that information either.

A comment on the original post mentions that sometimes dogs are stolen to be used as bait dogs to train larger dogs for combat. The family’s response could make it seem like they know how their poor little dog died.

It appears the family vet performed an autopsy on Reesie, but we may not know how Reesie died until this case is resolved.

It’s crazy to think that someone is bold enough to come onto your property to steal a pet, but it happens all too often. Locking your doors and keeping an eye on your pets is good advice in these sad times.

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Marilyn Pauley Obituary – The Arizona Republic Fri, 28 Oct 2022 19:15:59 +0000

Marilyn Ann Perry Pauley, 86, died in the early morning hours of Sunday, October 23, 2022, in Phoenix, AZ, from injuries sustained in a fire at her home and kennel the previous day. Marilyn Ann Perry was born on October 4, 1936 in Lawrence, KS, and was the only child of Lewis Reed Perry and Clea (Gard) Perry. Marilyn was a champion three-gaiter, five-gaiter, and Appaloosa rider as a teenager, and attended Lindenwood College and the University of Kansas, where she earned a business degree and minored in music. She married Edward Evans Pauley on August 10, 1957 and their son Evan Reed Pauley was born in the spring of 1959. Her husband Edward died suddenly in the spring of 1989. Marilyn began showing Toy Poodles and Miniature Poodles in 1965 in Orange, California . She decided to start breeding her own line of show poodles over the next few years and built one of the best known and most successful lines of high quality toy poodles in the world. After moving to the Southeast Michigan area in 1979, she continued to show and breed championship dogs establishing Evanz Kennels, winning over 650 championships in five countries and multiple breeds with an emphasis on toy poodles. After choosing to move to the Phoenix area in 1989, Marilyn was also an American Kennel Club Registered Judge for Toy and Non-Sporting Groups, was a Maricopa County Licensed Kennel for over 24 years and bred dogs quality purebred show dog without genetic disorders. his lifelong vocation until his death. Marilyn is survived by her only child, son Evan Reed Pauley of Liberty, MO. Internment and services will be held at Mount Hope Cemetery and Mausoleum in Topeka, KS, next to her husband Edward.

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Murdaugh uses public documents to sow doubt that he killed his wife and son Mon, 24 Oct 2022 23:47:30 +0000

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COLOMBIA — Months after accusing disbarred attorney Alex Murdaugh of killing his wife and son, South Carolina investigators and prosecutors have released some details about the evidence they say connects him to the shooting.

This led Murdaugh’s lawyers to file a slew of court documents seeking information from the prosecution, seeking to publicly weaken the case before the January trial begins.

Defense attorneys claim there was unknown DNA found under Murdaugh’s wife’s fingernails. They also have a different suspect, Murdaugh’s friend Curtis Eddie Smith, claiming he failed a lie detector test regarding the murders. Murdaugh has previously admitted to asking Smith to arrange Murdaugh’s own death to defraud his life insurance company.

These defense documents even bolstered a story by Smith that prosecutors say had no supporting evidence – that Paul Murdaugh killed his mother, Maggie, when he caught her with a gardener at the lodge. the Colleton County family hunt and the gardener then shot the son.

Alex Murdaugh, 54, has maintained his innocence since June 2021, when he found the bodies, each shot multiple times. He said through his lawyer that he “loved them more than anything in the world”.

It took more than 13 months for authorities to charge Murdaugh with two counts of murder, and his trial is due to start on January 23 after defense lawyers asked to hold it as soon as possible.

Even after the charges, prosecutors and investigators revealed little about how they linked Murdaugh to the deaths or why a man who had no criminal history and was part of a wealthy, well-connected family who dominated the legal community in small Hampton County might have wanted to kill his own family members.

In the months following the deaths, Murdaugh’s life fell apart. He was fired from the law firm founded by his family for stealing money, then lost his attorney’s license. Prosecutors said he was a drug addict who helped run a money laundering and painkiller ring and stole around $8 million in wrongful death or injury settlements which he mostly obtained poor customers.

As part of the back and forth over the evidence for the upcoming murder trial, prosecutors disclosed a little more of their case. Notably, there is cellphone video of Murdaugh, his wife and son near the kennels around 8:44 p.m. the night they were killed. Cellphone data indicates Murdaugh left at 9:06 p.m. and his frantic 911 call to report he found the bodies near the kennels came in at 10:06 p.m.

Murdaugh’s attorneys have requested an FBI report analyzing all cellphone data, saying those records are crucial to their defense.

“There is nothing to indicate (…) within 20 minutes he massacres his son and his wife, brutally executing them both,” said defense lawyer Dick Harpootlian. “He’s then on the phone talking to another lawyer from his car in a very friendly way.”

The defense also said it needed more complete gunshot residue reports after a few particles were found on Murdaugh. His lawyer says the particles likely landed on his clothes when he took a gun for protection after finding the bodies.

Authorities have not tested Smith’s DNA, and the defense said it had no findings on the source of the genetic material found on the victims’ clothing.

Murdaugh’s defense also wants full notes of a blood spatter report after a small amount of his wife’s blood was found on his shirt. Lawyers said the blood came when Murdaugh “frenziedly witnessed the bloodied corpse of his wife”.

Prosecutors have insisted they have handed over all the evidence they have and what is missing are mostly incomplete reports. They said the defense was aware of this when they had a friendly chat just before the motions were filed.

“This manner of conducting litigation speaks volumes about the true motivations of the defense,” Creighton Waters, South Carolina’s deputy attorney general, wrote in his response.

It is clear from pre-trial round trips that the prosecution has no eyewitnesses or video of how Maggie, 52, and their 22-year-old son, Paul, were killed on June 7, 2021. But the prosecutors said people were frequently convicted. through scientific evidence and circumstances that bring them closer to the scene or motivate them to commit wrongdoing.

“If every murder case required a confession and an eyewitness, it would be open season there,” Waters said in court Thursday.

In the months leading up to his murder trial, Murdaugh’s lawyers are focused on Smith, who authorities say was supposed to shoot Murdaugh at the side of a lonely highway in September 2021.

Murdaugh allegedly planned his own murder so his surviving son could collect a $10 million life insurance policy. In the end, Smith said the gun fired as he and Murdaugh argued over the gun, with the bullet only grazing Murdaugh’s head.

Smith’s attorneys say he didn’t kill Maggie or Paul Murdaugh. They argue Alex Murdaugh’s lawyers are looking for someone else to blame for the murders, so they entered a lie detector test where Smith allegedly showed a reaction when asked if he shot the victims or if he was present when they were killed.

Lawyers for Murdaugh said Smith knew the area around the kennels where the bodies were found because it was a drug. They also point out that Smith’s DNA had not been tested as of mid-October.

“I’m not saying he did. I’m just saying it certainly looks like he could have done it,” Harpootlian said.

Prosecutors pointed out that the spike during the test could have been an emotional reaction to Smith feeling guilty for the circumstances that led to the crime, even though he was not involved. They said Smith’s DNA was currently being tested and the polygraph test results were not admissible in court on their own.

Murdaugh’s attorneys also used court documents to publicize a story Smith said he heard about Maggie Murdaugh’s case leading directly to the murders. He did not explain how the gardener avoided arrest or detection in the 16 months since.

Prosecutors in court documents called him a “salacious scuttlebut who is offensive to the memory of his victims.”

“It’s very telling that they want to make this case about Eddie Smith,” Waters said.

Kennel Cough Vaccine: Here’s Why You Should Consider The Bordetella Vaccine For Your Dog – DodoWell Fri, 21 Oct 2022 15:38:51 +0000

Chances are, kennel cough crossed your mind when you dropped your dog off at daycare, overnight boarding, or the groomer — and for good reason!

Kennel cough, aka Bordetella, is an infection that causes symptoms in dogs that are similar to bronchitis in humans. It is transmitted through the respiratory secretions (barking, licking, bowl sharing) of an infected dog. But the good news is that there is a kennel cough vaccine to prevent infection, and it’s a vaccine that all pet owners should know about.

We spoke with Trisha Mumford and Kaitlyn Tullio, Veterinary Nurses at DodoVet, to get some insight into the kennel cough vaccine and why it’s super important for some puppies.

What to know about the kennel cough vaccine

There is a kennel cough vaccine to help prevent Bordetella infections, and it is considered extremely safe and, in most cases, effective for dogs.

“There are two routes of administration: injection and intranasal (directly into the nose),” Tullio told The Dodo. “You will want to get vaccinated as a preventative as it is not effective if your dog has had kennel cough before. Usually groomers and boarding schools require this vaccine due to the highly contagious nature of kennel cough. kennel.

It is recommended for dogs that are in regular contact with other dogs and should be administered every 6-12 months by your veterinarian.

“Most boarding schools, dog daycares and groomers will need an up-to-date vaccine … to use their services to minimize the spread of kennel cough,” Mumford told The Dodo.

Regarding risk factors, dogs that are immunocompromised, pregnant or currently have kennel cough should not be vaccinated.

But keep in mind that the vaccine may not prevent kennel cough every time.

“It should be noted that a dog can still have kennel cough even if vaccinated because there are organisms other than Bordetella that can cause the infection,” Mumford said. “Some of these bodies have their own vaccines, but some don’t.”

Although kennel cough is generally known as a mild infection, it can progress to pneumonia in more severe cases. As with many illnesses, the outcome of your dog’s kennel cough will likely depend on his overall health.

“Most cases are considered uncomplicated, which means that in addition to a continuous cough, the dog is otherwise happy and healthy,” Mumford said. “Meanwhile, dogs with underlying conditions are at higher risk for a complicated Bordetella infection. Most cases are quickly treated with a simple visit to the vet to receive antibiotics and even medication to help to the annoying cough that results from the virus.If left untreated, many dogs’ immune systems can fight off the virus within a week or two.

Kennel Cough Symptoms

Not surprisingly, the most common symptom is a strong cough – a very dry, unproductive cough. In most cases, dogs will otherwise act like their normal, happy selves. That being said, there are a few additional kennel cough symptoms to watch out for, according to Mumford:

  • Fever
  • Apathy (lack of energy)
  • small appetite

Typically, a dog that has been infected will begin showing symptoms 2 to 14 days after exposure.

Visiting your veterinarian and treatment options

If your dog has been in a crowded area and you notice him coughing regularly, a visit to your vet is definitely recommended, especially if you notice any of the additional symptoms of kennel cough listed above.

“As long as it’s an uncomplicated infection and treated quickly, a course of antibiotics is all that’s needed for treatment,” Mumford said. “Cough suppressants may also be given to keep the dog comfortable during treatment.”

If it’s a more serious case, your veterinarian may recommend additional treatments and diagnostics. For example, x-rays can help determine if your dog has pneumonia. Hospitalization with possible intravenous fluids, antibiotics, and oxygen therapy may be necessary if pneumonia is diagnosed to restore your dog to health.

If your dog spends a lot of time with other dogs, it’s definitely a good idea that he stays up to date with his kennel cough vaccine. If you notice your dog coughing regularly after visiting an enclosed space with other dogs, consult your veterinarian for next steps in treatment. Soon he won’t be coughing and will start snuggling up to you again.

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