Sunday 29 November 2015

Nearly two-thirds of pet owners do not provide


It’s a fact…

If you’ve never taken a good look inside your
dog’s mouth, you’re not alone!

Studies by the American Animal Hospital
Association (AAHA) reveal that...
Nearly two-thirds of pet owners do not provide
the dental care recommended by veterinarians.

Yet considering over 80 percent of dogs have
significant oral problems by age 3, this is a
serious epidemic for our dogs.

Dental disease doesn’t only affect the mouth...

It can also lead to more serious health
problems such as heart, lung, and kidney disease.

Sadly, good dental hygiene is still one of
the most over looked areas in pet health.

A lack of daily home care is leading to a
rise periodontal disease - an infection of
the tissue surrounding the teeth that takes
hold in progressive stages.

If your dog’s breath stinks, you MUST see
this short presentation: Help my dog now

Dr. Jan Hale, a top holistic vet, neatly
sums up the need for optimum oral health
throughout a dog’s life by saying this:

"When a client asks me how long their puppy
will live, I usually respond 15-17 years if
you brush their teeth daily … 11-13 years if
you don't."

If that doesn't convince you, I don't know what will.

To find out more go here now: Help my dog

Chet Womach

PS. If the plaque and tartar buildups on
your dog’s teeth unchecked, infection can
form around the root of the tooth.

Eventually, tissues surrounding the tooth
are destroyed, the bony socket holding the
tooth in erodes, and the tooth becomes loose.

This is a very painful process for your
four-legged friend, but the good news is
these problems can be averted before they
start with proper dental care.

PPS. To keep your dog healthy and happy, this
is the best thing you can do right now:

Friday 13 November 2015



November is Adopt-a-Senior-Pet Month
November is Adopt-a-Senior-Pet Month, a time to educate the world about how wonderful older animals are, and to encourage the adoption of senior pets. Next time you decide to adopt a dog, consider making it a senior. Meanwhile, learn about senior pets' needs and health.
Jenna Stregowski, RVT
Dogs Expert

Wednesday 11 November 2015


Written by: Sarah Sypniewski Edited by: Dr. Debra Primovic - DVM Published: September 23, 2015 Last Modified: September 28, 2015 Share This Article Read more at:

Did you find a loose dog? First of all, thank you for getting involved and probably saving his life.

Secondly, no matter what condition he's in, assume that he's lost, not stray. Many dogs can stay lost on the streets for weeks, months, and even years, so move forward with the assumption that you've found someone's lost dog, and it's your job to reunite them. But how? Well, here's a rundown of what you should do, all based on my real-life case experience and current lost dog recovery standards: 1. Take at least one photo (but more if you can). Get photos of any special markings the dog may have. 2. Secure the dog with a leash or in a crate, or by getting him into a car, garage, or house. A yard will work in a pinch, but a dog in this state is often extremely frightened, and can easily hop a fence or dig under it (even if you think he can't). 3. Call the number on the dog's ID tag. If there is no ID tag, but there is a rabies tag or a city dog license, contact the number on that tag--they should be able to help you find the owner. You may have to do a web search for the agency name if there is no phone number on the tag. 4. If there are no tags of any kind, take the dog to the closest shelter, vet, or groomer, and ask them to do a full body scan with a Universal scanner (there are 3 kinds of chips and corresponding scanners). If a microchip number comes up, the facility will be able to plug it into a database and find out who the dog belongs to. Most facilities will not release the chip number to you, but if they do, you can look it up yourself here and contact the owners. If, after plugging the microchip number into the database, no information is found, it means the owners didn't register it. Important: many owners realize or are told once their dog becomes lost that they need to register information to their microchip. So if at first there is no information attached to the chip, wait a day or two and have the dog rescanned. If still nothing, keep trying every day for as long as you have the dog. The information could suddenly appear! Protect Your Pet Puppies get in to all kinds of things and veterinary bills can be expensive. Protect your puppy with Pet Insurance. Embrace will cover hundreds of dollars in wellness and pay for up to 90% of your vet bill! Take a minute – get your FREE quote today! dataLayer.push({'in-article-ad': 'Puppy'}); var articlead = 'Puppy'; dataLayer.push({'event': 'ArticleQuoterShown'}); Enter your pet's name Zip Code Get Quote 5. If there is no microchip, turn dog into the shelter closest to where you found him (this is actually required by law in most cities) OR take him home with you, secure him, and begin the search for his family. 6. Post flyers and posters in the area in which he was found. Don't be afraid to cover a lot of ground. He could have travelled a long distance. Here are some tips on how to make effective lost/found dog signage. 7. Walk dog around the area in which he was found. You may cross paths with someone who recognizes him (maybe even his owner!) or he might even pull you in the direction of his home. Be sure to knock on doors in the area, and talk to everyone you see. 8. Search Craigslist ads for lost dog ads that might be a match, and then post your own “found dog” ad. Be sure to post in BOTH the lost and found section and the dogs section. When you post an ad, provide some helpful information, but withhold some information as well. It's also often helpful to post a photo. And always require proof of ownership (this could be adoption or vet records, photos, the sharing of special markings you haven't made public, etc). 9. Use social media, email, and any web-based tool you can think of. It's okay to post one photo to help draw attention, and remember to include your personal phone number or email (not just “contact me here on Facebook”). Extra tip: be sure to do a search for and contact any state, city, or neighborhood social media pages, websites, and email lists. There's a growing presence on Facebook of volunteers around the globe who do nothing but network and match lost and found dogs;

Saturday 7 November 2015



        Next classes are NOVEMBER 12th, 19th, and 27th
at 6:30 till 9:30
This 9 hour class will teach dog owners to be more proactive with their dogs health care. AR, CPR, and Choking sequences will be taught. General care from the head to the tip of the tail and a lot more.

Please contact Julia Moffat

Thursday 5 November 2015


When a dog wags his tail and barks at the same time which end do you believe?
Remember if the dog wags his tail to the right, they are showing pleasure. If they wag their tail to the left they are displaying feelings of fear or uncertainty.