Dog Leash

27 Jun 19
Cello's Corner

We knew when we bought our fixer-upper historic log cabin ten years ago that we would need a new bulkhead sooner than we’d like.  Next to having to rip the entire roof off of the house, this was the biggest home improvement project we have completed.  The old cement bulkhead was beginning to fall off […]

27 Jun 19
Hayes Veterinary Hospital

As the weather continue to get nicer this summer, you may find yourself wanting to be outside as much as possible with your pets. But excessive heat can cause serious problems for our four-legged counterparts. Luckily, there are quite a few ways to have fun, and stay cool. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) has a […]

27 Jun 19
Save dogs

Do you have a timid dog? Some dogs are born with a shy personality, while other dogs have had life experiences that have caused them to become fearful. Whatever the reason, there are ways that you can help your pup gain some confidence and feel more comfortable in their day-to-day life. Where Does Fear Come […]

27 Jun 19
Saskatoon StarPhoenix

Letters to the editor — Tokaruk, Pulfer, Burback

27 Jun 19
Healthy Paws
With summer in full swing, the days are longer and the weather is warmer, which means more pet parents are getting outside with their dogs. It’s easy to be optimistically oblivious to the potential summer hazards, but here’s how every outdoor-loving pet parent should prepare. Weather Warm weather is the number one danger that can quickly sneak up on you and your pet. Prevent heat stroke and keep your dog cool with the following tips. Check the forecast. On extra hot days, opt to leave your pup at home. Bring plenty of water. Even on shorter hikes or walks, it’s best to be prepared. Avoid hot pavement. Place your bare foot or hand on the pavement for 10 seconds. If it’s too hot for you, it’s too hot for them. Flat-faced breed? Choose a shorter and shadier path & leave them home on hot days. Never leave your dog in a hot car. The inside of a vehicle parked in 70-degree weather can reach 100 degrees in less than 20 minutes. Always provide a shady retreat. Dangerous UV rays can cause both sun burn and skin cancer in dogs. Safety & First Aid When venturing out on a hike or camping trip, it’s a good idea to be prepared in case of emergency. Don’t forget to pack these things: Benadryl: know the right dosage for your pup First-aid kit with all the essentials Rescue harness or sling: to help you carry your dog long distances in case they become unable to walk Outdoor Predators Birds, owls, hawks: Keep small pets on leash or close by at all times Keep food and waste packed away so as not to attract bears or other curious noses Bugs: use flea, tick and heartworm preventives, carry a tick removal tool, and steer clear of ant and wasp nests Plants: stick to the trails to keep your dog from tromping through thorns, poisonous plants, foxtails or other natural dangers Camping In addition to the tips mentioned above, be sure to choose a dog-friendly campsite, bring plenty of water for both you and your dog, and prepare for unexpected weather. Pack clothing for your dog, such as a raincoat, sweater, or booties which protect from both extreme heat and cold. Boating and Water Activities Always have a life jacket for your dog! Even if he’s an avid swimmer, he can’t communicate when he’s feeling tired and weak. Prevent a tragedy by outfitting your pup with a flotation vest made for dogs. Create an emergency plan. In case your dog goes overboard, know what to do. Practice with your dog and other human passengers. Bring a first aid kit for your dog. Antibiotic ointment, Dramamine in case of sea sickness (ask your vet beforehand), and any medications your dog is on. Offer plenty of water: Regularly encourage your dog to drink fresh water to prevent the temptation to drink lake or ocean water. Salt water is especially dangerous because it causes diarrhea and dehydration and can quickly turn fatal. Give your dog a potty spot. Either make regular shoreline visits or bring material that your pup is familiar with such as Astroturf, plastic puppy pads, or grass pads. As you’re enjoying fun outdoor adventure, we know that injuries can happen. Make sure your pup is covered when it comes to their health so everyone — and your wallet —can rest easy. Get a free quote from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance to see how much you could save.
27 Jun 19
Problem-Free Philosophy

Jacob really has no self-care skills. We have to help him in all areas. Two of those are brushing his teeth and shaving his handsome face. It is a really great day when he is cooperative and those can be done sufficiently by either me or his dad. Seriously, it feels like I’ve won a […]

27 Jun 19
dogsofportugal

Information: Name: Akiko Gender: F Age: d-o-b: November 2018 Size: medium (16kg, 50cm) Others: dewormed, vaccinated Story: The owner of Akiko abandoned her by tying her to the gate of the municipal pound which was closed at that time. Akiko had a chip, like this the owner was contacted and she admitted it was her […]

27 Jun 19
The Blessing of Animal Companions

Today is Bodhi’s third Gotcha Day with us – woo hoo! I haven’t had time to get my camera out lately…pet sitting schedule is brutal some days…but here are some photos from the past Gotcha Days. Bodhi is, and always has been, a Daddy’s Dog. I can get out the leash to take Bodhi for […]

27 Jun 19
Canaan Pet Resort

Most people agree that owning a pet is one of the most satisfying feelings. Pets love you unconditionally and your life is filled with affectionate gestures simply by their presence. Just a simple vision or a cuddle from your pet can make your routine stresses vanish. However, due to hectic schedules or frequent outdoor trips […]

27 Jun 19
Ernest Williams

Raising a dog can be a handful sometimes. Raising multiple dogs multiplies this. How can one raise multiple dogs and be able to exercise authority over them? Dogs, like many other animals, follow a hierarchy of leadership. They will follow their alpha. If your dog leads you and you follow him, this will pose problems […]

27 Jun 19
Alice Field

Raising a dog can be a handful sometimes. Raising multiple dogs multiplies this. How can one raise multiple dogs and be able to exercise authority over them? Dogs, like many other animals, follow a hierarchy of leadership. They will follow their alpha. If your dog leads you and you follow him, this will pose problems […]

27 Jun 19
Love A Lot Pets

Raising a dog can be a handful sometimes. Raising multiple dogs multiplies this. How can one raise multiple dogs and be able to exercise authority over them? Dogs, like many other animals, follow a hierarchy of leadership. They will follow their alpha. If your dog leads you and you follow him, this will pose problems […]

27 Jun 19
On the road with Mischa and Jen

Today, we hopped onto a park bus and rode 66 miles into Denali National Park. The drive took eight hours for the round trip. Private cars cannot go here so the only way to see the park is by bus. During one of the rest stops, Mischa picked up one of these Moose horns. It […]

27 Jun 19
flabbytabby

You must understand the Milo was hot wired into escaping any caged fence he faced. The world is his to own and roam. Free spirited. To burn those calories he supercharged with running energy we off loaded him to a dog walker, Zora as a test trial.  We told her of Milos habits, she assured […]