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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Palm Beach County Sheriff: Police Dog Took a Bullet for an Officer, Saving His Life - Breitbart

 police dog took a bullet for an officer during a shootout that involved a wanted suspect and several South Florida deputies, police said.

The suspect, 46-year-old Philip O’Shea, died Friday evening after a shootout that took place Friday morning. He was wanted for robbing a suburban bar in West Palm Beach, the Palm Beach Post reported.
O’Shea had a warrant out for his arrest in Raleigh, North Carolina, stemming from a motel robbery that took place May 2, according to Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw. He added that O’Shea had multiple warrants for his arrest in North Carolina before he came to Florida.
Deputies spotted the suspect and chased him until he crashed his car, WPEC reported. The suspect allegedly then engaged deputies in a shootout until he was shot and killed.

Bradshaw said a police dog, PBSO K-9 Officer Kasper, took a bullet in the shootout that was meant for another officer. Kasper had surgery Friday night but is expected to recover


Neal Paskvan is a full time Realtor specializing in Downers grove, Darien,Woodridge, Westmont and Du page county Real Estate

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Once a shelter dog, now he's saving lives

Boomer was once a shelter dog, but when he was adopted by the Seattle Police Department, he turned into a skilled explosives-finding K-9. He has paved a new path for shelter dogs in his area.VPC


Tuesday, November 24, 2015

7 Things You Should NEVER Do to Your Dog - Pet360 Pet Parenting Simplified

Cedicated dog parents are some of the most incredible people in the world. But even the most caring people sometimes do things that just aren’t in the best interests of their four-legged 

companions. Don't do these things to your d


Neal Paskvan is a full time Realtor specializing in Downers grove, Darien,Woodridge, Westmont and Du page county Real Estate

Monday, October 19, 2015

Foods That Are Hazardous to Dogs | ASPCA

Most dogs love food, and they’re especially attracted to what they see us eating. While sharing the occasional tidbit with your dog is fine, it’s important to be aware that some foods can be very dangerous to dogs. Take caution to make sure your dog never gets access to the foods below. Even if you don’t give him table scraps, your dog might eat something that’s hazardous to his health if he raids kitchen counters, cupboards and trash cans. For advice on teaching your dog not to steal food, please see our article, Counter Surfing and Garbage Raiding.
Avocado leaves, fruit, seeds and bark may contain a toxic principle known as persin. The Guatemalan variety, a common one found in stores, appears to be the most problematic. Other varieties of avocado can have different degrees of toxic potential.
Birds, rabbits, and some large animals, including horses, are especially sensitive to avocados, as they can have respiratory distress, congestion, fluid accumulation around the heart, and even death from consuming avocado. While avocado is toxic to some animals, in dogs and cats, we do not expect to see serious signs of illness. In some dogs and cats, mild stomach upset may occur if the animal eats a significant amount of avocado flesh or peel. Ingestion of the pit can lead to obstruction in the gastrointestinal tract, which is a serious situation requiring urgent veterinary care.
Avocado is sometimes included in pet foods for nutritional benefit. We would generally not expect avocado meal or oil present in commercial pet foods to pose a hazard to dogs and cats.
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Neal Paskvan is a full time Realtor specializing in Downers grove, Darien,Woodridge, Westmont and Du page county Real Estate

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Dog flu outbreak sidelines pooches from La Grange Pet Parade - The Doings Western Springs

action has been a mix of understanding and disappointment to a ban on dogs in the La Grange Pet Parade May 30 due to an outbreak of canine influenza.
"I can see both sides," said La Grange resident Jane Wirengard. "If it's so highly contagious, they're being proactive. If I were a little kid with a dog, I'd be very sad."
Johnna Van Dien, a representative of Great Events, the firm overseeing the 69th annual parade, said dog owners are strongly discouraged from bringing their pets to march in the parade or as spectators lining the route. An organizing committee made the decision to protect dogs' safety May 12.
Instead, dog owners are encouraged to provide a photo of their pets in costume, or bring a stuffed animal wearing the costume to the parade for judges to view.
Organizers also note that water bowls won't be provided along the route to discourage the incidence of the viral respiratory illness spread by close contact among dogs.
The Cook County Department of Animal and Rabies Control reports at least 1,000 cases of canine flu, as well as five fatalities. The flu differs from kennel cough by its 


Neal Paskvan is a full time Realtor specializing in Downers grove, Darien,Woodridge, Westmont and Du page county Real Estate

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Baby Boomers: Home Is Where The Heart Is | Keeping Current Matters

Within the next five years, Baby Boomers are projected to have the largest household growth of any other generation during that same time period, according to the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard. Let’s take a look at why…
In Merrill Lynch’s latest study“Home in Retirement: More Freedom, New Choices” they surveyed nearly 6,000 adults ages 21 and older about housing.

Crossing the “Freedom Threshold”

Throughout our lives, there are often responsibilities that dictate where we live. Whether being in the best school district for our children, being close to our jobs, or some other factor is preventing a move, the study found that there is a substantial shift that takes place at age 61.
The study refers to this change as “Crossing the Freedom Threshold”. When where you live is no longer determined by responsibilities, but rather