Bernie is still looking for a Home so I wanted to repost this page!
BERNIE IS LOOKING FOR A FOREVER HOME!!!!!
Sarah Rudolph is looking for a good Home for Bernie
PLEASE HELP SPREAD THE WORD
Bernie is a small
terrier mix (with either a lhasa apso or miniature poodle) – see attached
photos. He is about of 8 years old – his age is approximate because I got him
from the Navan Animal Rescue (http://www.narc-charity.ca/) in August 2011 and his age was unknown.
He is neutered, in excellent health and all of his vaccinations are up to date
(as of May 2014). Bernie has a lot of energy and thrives when given a lot
of exercise. He loves to go for walks and is excellent off-leash. He will do
best in a home where he can be the centre of attention and is the only pet.
Because he was in an animal rescue, he has a few quirks, including some
anxiety, but he is a very loveable and affectionate dog. If you are
interested in learning more about Bernie, please give me a call – 613-236-6330
or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Bernie will come to you with food, toys,
and pet insurance for the calendar year.
I decided this year I would treat my dogs with more natural products so
Diatomaceous Earth is one of the products I am trying .
Diatomaceous Earth is the remains of microscopic one-celled plants that lived in our oceans that once covered our earth. This ancient organism is said to give a myriad of health benefits.
Food Grade diatomaceous earth is very effective natural insecticide and dewormer. To work effectively as a dewormer, diatomaceous earth must be fed long enough to catch all newly hatching eggs or cycling of the worm throughout their lifespan.
Directions : puppies and kittens 1/2 tsp. daily
Cats and Dogs under 50lbs =1tsp daily
Dogs over 50lbs =2 tsp. daily
Pet massage therapists use their knowledge of dog anatomy and
physiology, and use many massage techniques to help relieve pain and improve
your pet’s physical welfare. Pet Massage therapists use, hands on massage
techniques to relax muscles, stimulate circulation, and improve range of motion.
Many sport dogs benefit from massage before and after trials. Arthritis dog’s value
their sore joints and muscles being massaged to help diminish pain and
discomfort. Pet massage therapists
develop treatments for each animal’s individual need. This helps the
physical and the mental well-being of our pets.
If you are looking for a Canine Massage Therapist or wanting information on becoming a Canine Massage Therapist check out www.canismajor.ca
Keeping your dogs on leash or working
constantly on your pets recall is good prevention when dealing with wildlife.
If you have a big dog, coyotes tend to keep their distance, but small or medium
sized dogs will become prey.
I have spent hours removing quills from a
dog’s mouth, lips, tongue and body.
If you take your
dog for long walks in the country, or go camping, or have a cottage property,
as an educated dog owner you should always pack a travel first aid kit. A pair
of piers and Gravol as a mild sedation will be useful if your dog tangles with
If your dog is
quilled it is an unfortunate fact that the most common place to be quilled is
the face. Generally your dog will grab the porcupine with his mouth and the
loose quills of the porcupine will lodge and penetrate into your dog’s skin and
mouth. Porcupines don’t shoot their quills but these loosely attached barbs let
go from their hair shafts if touched.
TREATMENTWhat to do? Treatment is a little harsh:
you need to pull the quills out! And you need to pull them out quickly. You
will need pliers to overcome the barbs.
You need to keep your dog quiet.
Gravol may help to calm your dog. However, Gravol doesn’t work on every dog. Hopefully
you have help available, for someone will need to hold the dog still while you
remove the quills. Keeping the dog calm can be a difficult job since quills are
sharp and painful and all your dog wants is to get them out. Movement will
drive the quills deeper into your dog’s skin. It is crucial to stop your dog
from rolling or pawing, pushing the quills deeper into your dog’s flesh. First stand
your dog feel your dog for any quills on one side of his body, legs, neck.
Remove those while the dog is still standing. Grab each quill as close to the
dog’s skin as possible with the piers. Needle nose are the best. Pull with
constant pressure and pulling it straight until the quill is pulled out. Most
certainly there will be blood, but the quill must come out. This is a painful
process. It’s a good idea to apply a topical antiseptic where the quills were
pulled out to avoid infection. I haven’t myself used vinegar but I have heard
if you pour vinegar on the quills it helps loosen them up. If you do try the
vinegar keep vinegar away from you dog’s eyes.
Once you feel sure you have removed
all the quills from that side lie your dog down on the side you just de-quilled
and start working on his face. Start with his tongue. If your dog is starting
to get fed up and is in pain from the quills he may bite you. If you remove the
quills from the tongue and inside his mouth first then you can muzzle and work
on removing the quills from the rest of the face and body.Quills embed rapidly so immediate action is
needed to give your dog relief from the throbbing. Keep feeling for quills all
over your dog and keep removing them. Because you can’t see any more doesn’t
mean they are not there! Some dogs will learn to stay clear after the first
encounter with a porcupine: other dogs get carried away and are unable to
control themselves. We, as their owners, have the responsibility to take
whatever action is necessary to help our dogs avoid porcupines. If your dog has quills in his eyes or deep in the throat you should
get him to the closest Veterinary Clinic.
Your dog’s vet will tranquilize him, making it far easier to remove the quills.
Your veterinarian will also prescribe a round of antibiotics after all the
quills have been removed.