Sunday, June 29, 2014

Mr. G and Jellybean

This Video is proof that animals love each other.
Mr. G, the goat, and Jellybean, the donkey, were best friends in their original home. But they were soon separated. They parted the ways with the owners not knowing what was to come.
Mr. G became really depressed, he wouldn't eat or hardly move from one spot. The owner then calls the owner of Jellybean. That owner offered to drive 14 hours to reunite. If you watch the video, you will see the love these two very different animals have for each other.

Just like a quote from the article says: "Never doubt the depth of emotions other animals possess."

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Take Your Dog to Work Day - June 20th 2014

Take Your Dog to Work Day

June 20th, 2014 is the 15th Annual Pet Sitters International's 'Take Your Dog to Work Day.' This day was created to celebrate canine companionship and boost adoptions.
Before you do, always check with management and co-workers to ensure everyone is comfortable having dogs in the office. Make everyone aware of general safety tips as well.
Use your best judgment and err on the side of caution. If you are unsure, it's best to just not pet the dog.

It's easy for both dogs and people can get over excited on such a big day. With a little preparation and sharing of information, 'Take Your Dog to Work Day' can be an enjoyable time for everyone involved.

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Sadie the Shih Tzu

As you all probably know, we have a new park in town, Lake Point! But unfortunately, they do not allow pets :(

A lady who wanted to watch the ball games but brought her pup, Sadie along. When she got there, she realized she couldn't bring her in. So what does she do? She calls Odds & Ends.

Odds & Ends took care of Sadie while her owner was watching the "Perfect Game" series at Lake Point on Saturday June 7th. After the games were finished, Sadie was delivered back into her owners arms. Her owner was extremely thrilled with our service.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Companion and Healing Pets at Senior Living

Approximately 45 million American households have at least one cat and 57 million have at least one dog.

Pets are reliable companions that have been found to have benefits for their owners' health and well-being. Some benefits include: reduced stress, improved mood, lower systolic blood pressure and cholesterol, lower rates of heart disease, and a longer lifespan.

A senior community amenity survey found that accepting pets is by far the most important amenity that a community can provide.

Today, the majority of senior living providers allow residents to keep a small-to-medium sized dog.


Monday, June 2, 2014

Dos and Donts for your pets during the heat of the summer.

Here is the Top 10 Dos and Don'ts for your pets!

#1: DON'T leave your pets in a parked car. The temperatures in the car can jump from 85 to 102 in the matter of 10 minutes.

#2: DO watch the humidity. "Animals pant to evaporate moisture from their lungs, which takes hear away from their body. If the humidity is too high, they are unable to cool themselves, and their temperature will skyrocket to dangerous levels - very quickly"  - Dr. Barry Kellogg

#3: DON'T rely on a fan. Pets respond differently than humans do to the fans. Therefore, it takes them longer to cool off.

#4: DO limit exercise on hot days. On extremely hot days, limit exercise to early morning or evening hours. Asphalt gets very hot and can burn your pets paws, so walk your dog on the grass if possible. Always carry water with you to keep your dog from dehydrating.

#5: DON'T leave your unsupervised near a family pool. If they're by a pool or on a boat in the lake or river; make sure they have their own PFD (Personal Floatation Device).

#6: DO provide ample shade and water. Any time your pet is outside, make sure he or she is protected from the heat with plenty of shade and water. If in a heat wave, have them some ice water.

#7: DON'T travel with your pet riding unrestrained in the open bed of your truck. It is extremely dangerous.

#8: DO cool your pet inside and out. Use a cooling body wrap. Soak the product in cool water and they'll stay cool for up to 3 days. If your pet doesn't find a cool bath stressful, allow them to.

#9: DON'T allow your dog to hang their head or body out of the car window. Just crack the window with the air conditioner on and make sure the child lock for your automatic windows is turned on.

#10: DO consider clipping or shavings dogs (or cats) with long coats and apply sunscreen to your dogs skin if they have a shorter coat.