If you have never had a pet emergency you are either very lucky (go immediately and buy a lottery ticket) or you don’t have pets. It’s a fact of life that accidents will happen. The best thing you can do is be prepared. Having a well stocked Pet First Aid kit can save precious time if you are ever faced with an emergency. Here is a list of some things you should have in your pet first aid kit. Emergency vet’s phone number. Experience has taught us that knowing how to reach a vet in an emergency can help calm nerves and provide much needed advice in a crisis. Fortunately our vet does his own emergency work and therefore we can reach him anytime but if you’re not so lucky, you might want to look up the emergency vet number in the place your and your pet are visiting. It’s a good idea to find a vet in the places you travel regularly with your dog. Develop a rapport with them and it will save time if there is a problem when you are out of town. (We travel to the Winston-Salem area often, so we also have the number to a local vet that has emergency services. We keep it with us, and also have it posted at our regular destination <AKA grandmas>.) Your pet’s info. Information such as microchip numbers, any health issues or medications and a current picture can come in handy if your pet … this spot continues
I have a dream for all dogs (and cats) to have warm shelter on cold nights. To have people who love them and meet their needs for food, water and LOVE! Adopt a dog (or cat) and keep them safe and warm! or Support your local shelter. or Do what I do and support Dalmatian Rescue!! and remember, there is no obstacle you can’t get around if you’re willing to run, jump, tunnel or weave! Wrigley You can also follow my adventures on twitter @wrigleysoapguru or I’m NOW on Facebook too!
We’re back taking agility classes! We couldn’t be happier. The teacher this time is Gwyn and she is amazing. Gwyn and her Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Gus have been invited to the AKC Agility Invitationals in Orlando, Florida this December! Only the top 5 dogs of each breed are accepted into the Invitationals. We have learned so much in the three classes we have completed. Here are a couple of videos made of Wrigley last night! Wrigley You can also follow my adventures on twitter @wrigleysoapguru or I’m NOW on Facebook too!
I can’t imagine living how some dogs live. Let’s save them all!
If you know me, you know I am a dog on the go! I’d rather accompany my people than stay home ANY day but some days it is just too hot for me to tag along. Here’s a nice video on the dangers of having your best friend trapped in a car on a warm day. (HINT: if I am with my people on a warm day, and we MUST make a stop, one of them will stay with me and keep the A/C blasting). Unfortunately, my people have had to call the police twice this year to save dogs … this spot continues
There seems to be a whole lot of concern about picking up poop these days. On our weekly was around the lake in Carolina Beach (we do Farmers Market there every Saturday) we spotted this sign. We were very amused, and after posting it to facebook, realized a whole lot of people found the wording just as strange as we did. While having animal waste in a public place is unseemly, there are real environmental concerns related to not scooping the poop. According to the Stormwater Manager’s Resource Center “The presence of pet waste in stormwater runoff has a number of … this spot continues
Today is National Pet Fire Safety Day, so here are some tips to keep us safe from house fires. 1. Monitor any open flames. If your pets are anything like me and Marshall, they are incredibly curious about everything. Keep a close eye on candles or fires to ensure they don’t knock them over. Keep a very close eye on the stove as well. And before you leave the house, be very sure that all flames have been completely extinguished 2. Practice evacuation routes with your pets. It’s a great idea to have a plan for how you are going to leave … this spot continues
This may be one of the best stories I have read in a LONG time! Dozer, a 3-year-old goldendoodle from Fulton, Md., escaped his invisible fence and joined the 2,000-plus runners competing in the Maryland Half Marathon, which benefits the University of Maryland’s Greenebaum Cancer Center. Dozer joined the fray about five miles into the race, which is held in Howard County, Md., and he crossed the finish line at the 2:14:24 mark. (read the full story here) and remember, there is no obstacle you can’t get around if you’re willing to run, jump, tunnel or weave! Wrigley You can also … this spot continues
There’s a reason they brought one to get Osama bin Laden. Dogs have been fighting alongside U.S. soldiers for more than 100 years, seeing combat in the Civil War and World War I. But their service was informal; only in 1942 were canines officially inducted into the U.S. Army. Today, they’re a central part of U.S. efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan — as of early 2010 the U.S. Army had 2,800 active-duty dogs deployed (the largest canine contingent in the world). And these numbers will continue to grow as these dogs become an ever-more-vital military asset. Read the rest of the story by … this spot continues
I came across this post on Pets.Ohio.com as a user of an Android phone and a dog, I found this app most offensive. Google’s android.com is allowing a game called Dog Wars to remain available for download. The game was created by Kage Games, LLC and is causing outrage among animal lovers, who are demanding that Google take down the game. According to Google’s Android Market policies, “Android Market should not be used for unlawful purposes or for promotion of dangerous and illegal activities.” The dog in the game’s logo is a cartoon Pit Bull with yellow eyes, a studded collar, … this spot continues
When I saw this story in the North Raleigh News, I knew I had to share it. Firehouse mascot Angus slowed by arthritis, tumor BY CARLENE STEIN - Correspondent The tiny pup’s first fire call took him to the Angus Barn. He was so small, his body barely filled the hands of the firefighter who held him. After the fire was contained, the Durham Highway Fire Department crew returned to the station and their new pup had a name: Angus. Angus, a Dalmatian familiar to many in North Raleigh, turned 14 in December and his health is declining. The arthritis in his hips has … this spot continues