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27 Jul 2017 08:57
Toxic Toads Kill More Dogs than Rattlesnakes 
Important warning about Sonoran Desert Toads tangling with our pets.

Here is a short list of what owners can do if this happens to your dog:

Sonoran Desert Toad (Bufo alvarius) First Aid for Dogs

Turn on the garden hose (or other water source) to get a small but steady, gentle flow. Too high a flow can cause your dog to choke or swallow water. Too low a flow (a mere trickle) would be ineffective.

Hold your dog's mouth open with its nose pointed downward to prevent water ... read full article

11 Jun 2017 15:00
Multiple Brands of Rawhide Chews Recalled 
June 10, 2017 - United Pet Group, a division of Spectrum Brands, Inc., is voluntarily recalling multiple brands of rawhide dog food products due to chemical contamination.

American beef hide
Digest-ezze
Healthy Hide Chews
Good-N-Fun Chews

See www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-recall/united-pet-group-recalls-multiple-brands-of-rawhide-chews/ for details.

06 Jun 2017 09:20
Hot Asphalt Awareness 
photoIf the air temperature is 77 degrees, the asphalt temperature can be 125 degrees. If the air temperature is 87 degrees, the asphalt temperature can be 143 degrees. At 125 degree fahrenheit skin destruction can happen in 60 seconds.
Here at the Ranch you must be aware of the asphalt temperature during our hot weather. You can take your dog on the green grass near the Sales Center until the Dog Park is ready to use. Be aware and take care of your best friend...

llgorman.com

05 May 2017 09:17
Party Animal Dog Food Recall of April 2017 
photoApril 17, 2017 — Party Animal, Inc. has announced it is recalling specific lots of two varieties of its Cocolicious canned dog foods because they have each tested positive for the euthanasia drug, pentobarbital. Click title for the full article.

25 Mar 2017 14:28
Top 10 Dog and Cat Toxins 
photoAs a follow up to previous articles about food safety for our pets, here is a reminder for both cats and dogs. The link will take you to an article published at the Pet Helpline.

24 Mar 2017 14:24
Do NOT allow your dogs to DRINK these liquids 
There are four rather common liquids that all dogs owners should keep their dogs away from: Milk, Gatorade, Pool Water, and the water left standing in Ponds & Puddles.

Consider Milk. We certainly like it; and when we are eating/drinking it, Fido is all ears and nose, looking to share. But dogs lack the necessary enzymes to break down the Lactose in Milk. (You'll remember a previous article noted yogurt was okay for dogs because it contained the enzymes that help digestion.) So unless ... read full article

24 Mar 2017 14:08
Does your dog lie to you? 
Check out a short blog at the online version of Discover Magazine. According to a study (ah, the lonely lives of scientists. . . ) dogs aren't just capable of the Guilty Look, they also lie, depending on the situation.

19 Dec 2016 11:07
Things Humans Do That Dogs Don't Like 
If dogs could talk. What would they say to us about how we treat them? For those situations of abuse, its pretty obvious. But what about when with all good intentions we do things our dogs dislike?

According to many pet advice websites, there are certain things that humans do (or don't, as the case may be with #4) that annoy, irritate or simply are not good for your pet.

1. Hugging - seems innocent. We hug each other, our children, why not our dogs? Some dogs simply don't like it b ... read full article



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18 Dec 2016 10:26
Pet Safety during Holidays 
In a previous article, I highlighted landscaping plants that might be injurious or even deadly to our pets. During the holidays, from Thanksgiving through the New Year, many of us use live and artificial plants to decorate. Could some of these be unsafe for our pets?

Consider these concerns:

The berries and leaves of the holly plant could cause discomfort and vomiting. In some cases, these can also be fatal. Poinsetta sap will blister your dog’s mouth within minutes of digestion. It can ... read full article

14 Dec 2016 10:28
Pet Tech, Reviewed by a Dog 
Have you ever considered buying a gadget to feed your puppy treats when you aren't home? Or how about another that launches that tennis ball? You know, that ball that after a few throws turns mushy with your Fido's saliva? And how many of us have thought a GPS tied to Fluffy's collar would relieve some of our anxiety, letting us know exactly where she is at any given time.

According to the American Pet Products Association, American spent more than $14 billion (Yup! Thats a B for ... read full article

18 Sep 2016 17:30
What Human Foods are Dangerous for Our Pets? 
Let’s face it. Fido sits quietly next to your chair at the table, those soft eyes boring into your heart. His nose twitches in your direction as the smell of salmon, beef or pork tickles the air. What’s a good pet owner to do?

Are human foods OK for our pets to eat? Which foods are safe, and which ones should we avoid? [Note: my colleague reported on several myths concerning our pets. See Health & Nutrition. This provides a more detailed analysis of the 'human food' myth.]

... read full article

18 Sep 2016 12:17
Safe Travel with your Pet: and other related safety items 
I Love Dogs (all dogs matter) website provides items for sale to help keep your dog safe.

One important item is a Heavy-Duty Adjustable Dog Seat Belt for use with your dog's harness. Securing your dog in your vehicle while driving is very important. There are laws that require children are secured, but in most states, there are very few or no law requiring we protect our animals during travel. We often feel secure while driving and forget how devastating even a low speed collision can be ... read full article

06 Jul 2016 11:07
Is that beautiful landscaping a threat to your pet’s health? 
After we sign all the papers, time to landscape that new property. After meeting with several landscapers, you will pick the plants and hardscape. Soon, you can sit back and enjoy. As you settle in with a favorite drink and fire up the BBQ, the family dog wanders through the foliage, sniffing, possibly digging, maybe even tasting.

No harm, right? Dogs do what dogs do best.

However, Tony Knight, Master Gardener and Professor Emeritus in Vetinerian Medicine, recently shared in a talk about M ... read full article

Safety


27 Jul 2017 08:57
Toxic Toads Kill More Dogs than Rattlesnakes 
Important warning about Sonoran Desert Toads tangling with our pets.

Here is a short list of what owners can do if this happens to your dog:

Sonoran Desert Toad (Bufo alvarius) First Aid for Dogs

Turn on the garden hose (or other water source) to get a small but steady, gentle flow. Too high a flow can cause your dog to choke or swallow water. Too low a flow (a mere trickle) would be ineffective.

Hold your dog's mouth open with its nose pointed downward to prevent water ... read full article

11 Jun 2017 15:00
Multiple Brands of Rawhide Chews Recalled 
June 10, 2017 - United Pet Group, a division of Spectrum Brands, Inc., is voluntarily recalling multiple brands of rawhide dog food products due to chemical contamination.

American beef hide
Digest-ezze
Healthy Hide Chews
Good-N-Fun Chews

See www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-recall/united-pet-group-recalls-multiple-brands-of-rawhide-chews/ for details.

06 Jun 2017 09:20
Hot Asphalt Awareness 
photoIf the air temperature is 77 degrees, the asphalt temperature can be 125 degrees. If the air temperature is 87 degrees, the asphalt temperature can be 143 degrees. At 125 degree fahrenheit skin destruction can happen in 60 seconds.
Here at the Ranch you must be aware of the asphalt temperature during our hot weather. You can take your dog on the green grass near the Sales Center until the Dog Park is ready to use. Be aware and take care of your best friend...

llgorman.com

05 May 2017 09:17
Party Animal Dog Food Recall of April 2017 
photoApril 17, 2017 — Party Animal, Inc. has announced it is recalling specific lots of two varieties of its Cocolicious canned dog foods because they have each tested positive for the euthanasia drug, pentobarbital. Click title for the full article.

25 Mar 2017 14:28
Top 10 Dog and Cat Toxins 
photoAs a follow up to previous articles about food safety for our pets, here is a reminder for both cats and dogs. The link will take you to an article published at the Pet Helpline.

24 Mar 2017 14:24
Do NOT allow your dogs to DRINK these liquids 
There are four rather common liquids that all dogs owners should keep their dogs away from: Milk, Gatorade, Pool Water, and the water left standing in Ponds & Puddles.

Consider Milk. We certainly like it; and when we are eating/drinking it, Fido is all ears and nose, looking to share. But dogs lack the necessary enzymes to break down the Lactose in Milk. (You'll remember a previous article noted yogurt was okay for dogs because it contained the enzymes that help digestion.) So unless ... read full article

24 Mar 2017 14:08
Does your dog lie to you? 
Check out a short blog at the online version of Discover Magazine. According to a study (ah, the lonely lives of scientists. . . ) dogs aren't just capable of the Guilty Look, they also lie, depending on the situation.

19 Dec 2016 11:07
Things Humans Do That Dogs Don't Like 
If dogs could talk. What would they say to us about how we treat them? For those situations of abuse, its pretty obvious. But what about when with all good intentions we do things our dogs dislike?

According to many pet advice websites, there are certain things that humans do (or don't, as the case may be with #4) that annoy, irritate or simply are not good for your pet.

1. Hugging - seems innocent. We hug each other, our children, why not our dogs? Some dogs simply don't like it b ... read full article



[No video above? View video]

18 Dec 2016 10:26
Pet Safety during Holidays 
In a previous article, I highlighted landscaping plants that might be injurious or even deadly to our pets. During the holidays, from Thanksgiving through the New Year, many of us use live and artificial plants to decorate. Could some of these be unsafe for our pets?

Consider these concerns:

The berries and leaves of the holly plant could cause discomfort and vomiting. In some cases, these can also be fatal. Poinsetta sap will blister your dog’s mouth within minutes of digestion. It can ... read full article

14 Dec 2016 10:28
Pet Tech, Reviewed by a Dog 
Have you ever considered buying a gadget to feed your puppy treats when you aren't home? Or how about another that launches that tennis ball? You know, that ball that after a few throws turns mushy with your Fido's saliva? And how many of us have thought a GPS tied to Fluffy's collar would relieve some of our anxiety, letting us know exactly where she is at any given time.

According to the American Pet Products Association, American spent more than $14 billion (Yup! Thats a B for ... read full article

18 Sep 2016 17:30
What Human Foods are Dangerous for Our Pets? 
Let’s face it. Fido sits quietly next to your chair at the table, those soft eyes boring into your heart. His nose twitches in your direction as the smell of salmon, beef or pork tickles the air. What’s a good pet owner to do?

Are human foods OK for our pets to eat? Which foods are safe, and which ones should we avoid? [Note: my colleague reported on several myths concerning our pets. See Health & Nutrition. This provides a more detailed analysis of the 'human food' myth.]

... read full article

18 Sep 2016 12:17
Safe Travel with your Pet: and other related safety items 
I Love Dogs (all dogs matter) website provides items for sale to help keep your dog safe.

One important item is a Heavy-Duty Adjustable Dog Seat Belt for use with your dog's harness. Securing your dog in your vehicle while driving is very important. There are laws that require children are secured, but in most states, there are very few or no law requiring we protect our animals during travel. We often feel secure while driving and forget how devastating even a low speed collision can be ... read full article

06 Jul 2016 11:07
Is that beautiful landscaping a threat to your pet’s health? 
After we sign all the papers, time to landscape that new property. After meeting with several landscapers, you will pick the plants and hardscape. Soon, you can sit back and enjoy. As you settle in with a favorite drink and fire up the BBQ, the family dog wanders through the foliage, sniffing, possibly digging, maybe even tasting.

No harm, right? Dogs do what dogs do best.

However, Tony Knight, Master Gardener and Professor Emeritus in Vetinerian Medicine, recently shared in a talk about M ... read full article