Just want to thank everyone that came out to support us and the Airdrie & District Humane Society on our Customer/Pet Appreciation event on October 2, 2010. With your help, a total of $285 was raised for the ADHS!! Thanks again!
It is hard to believe that exactly 2 years ago we arrived home from Thailand with our new son, Kaden! He is definitely cute, and Kaden & Sammy are like best buds now! Together they are keeping us very active!
Just wanted to let you know that there is only one week left in the Global Pet Foods name the dog and cat mascot competition. Click here to find out how you can win 1 of 2 hybrid cars or dog or cat food for a year!
As of this past weekend, some of Hartz dog treats have been voluntarily recalled (about 75,000 bags). You don’t have to concern yourself about Global Pet Foods carrying products like this. Check it out at http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/09/05/dog.treat.recall/
Does your dog get stressed from car rides, thunderstorms, does not sleep like he/she used to, or is easily restless? You have probably seen a number of herbal products on the market to help calm a dog (or cat ) in a variety of situations. But are you considering an alternative? Well, we have a new product called “Thunder Shirts”. They are designed to be snug fitting (i.e. provide gentle, constant pressure to the torso), and this constant pressure can have a calming effect (think about why we swaddle babies in their blankets when they are upset/crying). It is the same principle as is used by many individuals with autistic tendencies who use pressure to relieve anxiety, dog trainers who use pressure wraps to calm dogs and vets who use squeeze chutes when vaccinating cattle.
I was able to try out the Thunder Shirt on my dog Samson for the first time this weekend. After a happy run and swim at a local dog park, Samson was waiting in the car for us when a thunderstorm came through. After a loud clap of thunder, I ran back to the car and found him shaking. It took him more than 10 minutes to somewhat calm down. I then got his Thunder Shirt from the trunk and put it on him (in the rain), and he was shaking again. I got the shirt on him, and within 3 minutes of putting the shirt on, he was no longer shaking.
I’ll have to try the shirt on him a few more times, but I think there is something to this shirt. It is definitely worth checking out. Their website is www.thundershirt.com
Recently we received a new treat dispensing dog toy from Kong called the Wobbler. You can even put it in your dishwasher to clean it!
Deer ticks have recently been found on dogs in Calgary, High River, and Ardrossan (just east of Edmonton). These ticks used to be more common in BC and the Yukon, but times have changed. We should take precautionary measures because deer ticks can carry the bacteria that causes Lyme Disease (You can view the article at http://calgary.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20100520/CGY_Ticks_Lyme_100520) Treatments are available to deter ticks and mosquito bites.
Do you have a new puppy that is teething and chewing on everything. Why not try taking a rope toy, soak it in water, and then place it in a bag in the freezer for a day. Then give it to your dog outside. It soothes their gums, and helps them to cool off on these warm days. Enjoy your new puppy, and take lots of pictures, because they grow up far too fast!!
Does your dog love pig ears? Global now has a frequent buyer plan on pig ears: buy 10 and get 1 FREE! The computer will keep track of your pig ear purchases on your account so you don’t have to get them all at once. See you soon.