Kingsbrook Animal Hospital's Blog: Tidbits: Factual, Funny, Facinating

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Tidbits: Factual, Funny, Facinating

* The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act became law in May. The act prohibits insurance companies from using genetic information to deny, cancel, or charge more for coverage; it also prohibits discrimination based on an individual's DNA. (

* Disinfectant wipes may spread drug-resistant bacteria rather than kill them. A study of 2 hospitals in Wales showed wipes could transfer "superbugs" such as methicillin-resistant Staphlococcus aureus (MRSA) if a single wipe was used on multiple surfaces. (Reuters 6/4/08)

* A recent poll found that pet owners, especially dog owners, favor John McCain over Barack Obama in the U.S. precidential race. The McCains own more than a dozen dogs, while the Obama household is sans pets. (Associated Press 7/8/08)

* George Washington's dog was named Drunkard. (

* K9 Water Company of Valencia, California markets "vitamin fortified bottled water" in varities to tempt the canine palate: toilet water, puddle water, hose water, and gutter water. (