Mary Schwager

"Watchdog" Mary Schwager is a Columnist at Grit Daily. She is a television and print journalist watch-dogging for consumers and animals. She is honored to have won 16 Emmy awards, seven Edward R. Murrow awards, and Associated Press awards for investigative reporting and writing.

VCA Animal Hospitals Announces More Options For Pets With Cancer

This year around 12 million dog and cat owners will receive heart-wrenching news that their pets have cancer. And many of those owners will seek expensive specialty care after hearing that dreaded diagnosis. Some pet insurance companies are covering cancer treatments. Even paying thousands of dollars for chemotherapy, radiation, immunotherapy, and surgeries. VCA Animal Hospitals is tapping into that specialty market. The company just announced its launching 35 clinics specifically for pets...

InterContinental Hotel Group Brand Ditches Sample Sized Plastic Toiletry Bottles

If you stay at an InterContinental Hotel there will be no more stuffing those little plastic shampoos in your suitcase. The chain says your loss is a win for the environment. The company just announced its dumping those sample-sized plastic bathroom bottles. Instead, housekeeping will be stocking rooms with bulk-sized amenities. Making this change will save the environment from 200 million plastic miniatures a year used in InterContinental hotel rooms across the world. The brand includes...

Police claim meth flushed down the toilet is impacting alligators and the Internet isn’t happy about it

You know the warning: Don’t flush drugs down the toilet. Health officials, environmental activists, and municipal water workers know the results of dumping dope, prescriptions, and meds in the john. Residual amounts end up in local lakes and rivers, harming wildlife. Stoned wildlife? So, if you’re thinking, “What’s a few stoned fish, mammals and birds?” One U.S. police department just raised a new red flag about drug dumping: It could lead to meth head gators. Surely, something...

An Ailment That Can Cripple Your Pet Is On The Rise

It’s crippling. It’s heartbreaking and it’s affecting more and more pets: Arthritis. A new report out this week reveals that the number of dogs and cats diagnosed with osteoarthritis has more than doubled in the last decade. What is osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis is when an animal’s joint tissue becomes inflamed and damaged. It’s mostly found in the elbows, knees, and hips. Tragically it gets worse over time. If left untreated the disease makes it very painful for pets to walk. The...

Friendly Bear Cub Killed Because People Fed And Took Selfies With Him

A friendly black bear cub is dead because people fed and took selfies with the wild animal and people are pissed. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) announced they “lethally removed a black bear” that was hanging out next to a popular boat ramp in a park. Police discovered the bear cub had a good thing going near the Scoggins Valley Park: Free food. State officials said in a news release wildlife biologists discovered he was “eating trail mix, sunflower seeds, cracked corn, and...

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