Thursday, June 23, 2016

Take your Dog to Work Day is Friday June 24th.

From the beginning, man's best-friend has been working alongside us, hunting, tracking, protecting our homes and property. Nowadays, life is busy with the corporate hustle and bustle and our furry friends are left at home. There were a reported 5000 companies in 2003 participating in take your dog to work day.  Is your company allowing your furry friend at the office on Friday?  If so, tell us where you work even post a picture of your pet at the office. If your office is not participating maybe you can organize this, it just might bond co-workers and help keep the office atmosphere positive and fun! Of course if you cannot bring your pet to work on Friday and they are lonely at home, We know of a fun, loving, playful place they can go to ...You guessed it..All American Pet Resorts!

"When I look into the eyes of an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I see a soul."

Monday, May 2, 2016

My Dog Got Kicked Out of Daycare Today.

This is a very good read as a business owner and a dog owner.

Monday, April 25, 2016

April 26th National Kids and Pets Day.

It seems that there is a National day for pets everyday and I love it.  Why not celebrate our pets, they fill our hearts with a special kind of love and comfort.  So what exactly is National Kid and Pet day? Studies have shown that kids who grow up with a pet tend to be natural nurturer's and compassionate beings.  It is up to us to teach our children to love and show kindness to all animals.  There are so many benefits for having a pet in a child's life, not only does it give them natural nurturing skills it also teaches children responsibilities.   I believe that pets have a long lasting affect on our childerns development. I witness this daily with my own children.  When my son is having a hard day he cuddles up with our dog, you know on the patch of carpet that the sun is shining through the window. That warm cuddle time seems to make everything all better.  I know my kids will be wonderful pet owners in the future and I will continue to educate them on rescuing.  This day might also be good to talk with children about pet safety too.  There are many accidents between children and family pets due to the childs lack of knowledge. So let's celebrate!! #NationalKidsAndPetsDay

Sunday, April 10, 2016

April is National Pet First Aid Awareness Month.

This is an effort by the American Red Cross to bring attention to know pet first aid.  As I was looking into this, I found that you can attend a first aid course for your pet.  You can learn, CPR and other helpful life saving skills about seizures, choking, splinting an injury and much, much more.  One thing I found helpful is creating a first aid kit for your car or your backpack when out on nature walks or hiking trips.
1. A typed out paper with Vet, Emergency Vet, poison control (800)426-4435 numbers.  Also vaccination records and a picture of you and your pet with your info in a waterproof zip lock bag.
2. Extra Nylon Leash.
3. Self Cling bandage you can purchase from a pet store (Fur).
4. Muzzle or stripes of cloth to prevent biting, do not use if vomiting, coughing or breathing issues.
5. Gauze pads.
6. Tape.
7. Antiseptic wipes for you and your pet.
8. Hydrogen Peroxide.
9. Disposable gloves.
10. Small tube of Vaseline for thermometer lubrication.
11. Rectal Thermometer Pets temp should never rise above 103 F or below 100 F.
12. Scissors.
13. Tweezers.
14. Pillow case (confine a cat if needed for safety)
15. Ear Cleaning Solution.
16. Benadryl for allergic reactions, bug bites.  Ask vet for specific dosage.

I carry a lot of this in my car already but will now add specific items for my beloved fur baby!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

National Puppy Day, did you celebrate?

Would love to hear what you do on National Puppy day.  I was watching the news and was amazed that someone sent in a video of them reading to their dog.  Do you do anything or have friends or family that celebrate this day?

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

National Poison Prevention Week.

National Poison Prevention Week is March 16-22nd.  So I did a little research on the top 10 that are reported to the Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) every year. Number one does not surprise me at all.
1. Human prescription medications.  More then 20% reported were pets getting into medicine cabinets or on top of bedside tables. This is the seventh year in a row that prescription medications has been at the top of the list.
2. Over-the-counter medications. Over 25,000 reports came in with pets ingesting herbal and other natural supplements,  over 6,000 different products were reported.
3. Insecticides.  10% of the cases reported were that of backyard/open-space products being used. Following the directions on the label is so important or look for more natural fertilizers.
4. Household products.  This list is large and includes anything from cosmetic products, cleaning supplies, paint and laundry detergent.  The same rule should apply for pets as we would do for young children in the house. Store all household chemicals up on shelves.
5. Human foods. we are reminded of the foods that are toxins daily, chocolate, onions, raisins, alcohol etc.
6. Veterinary medications.  Believe it or not 7% of pets will ingest the entire bottle of their own medication if not kept out of reach, especially if they know what is in that bottle also means a piece of cheese or yummy treat goes along with it.
7. Chocolate. As listed above, more then 30 calls a day come in with pets that have ingested chocolate. Remember the darker the chocolate the more dangerous it is.
8. Plants. This is more focused to our cat loving families, cats will taste any household plant.
9. Rodent products. approximately 7,000 calls came in about pets ingesting chemicals used to kill mice, rats ants, all the pesky vermin we try to keep out of our homes.
10. Gardening products.  I think this runs right along with number 3. Keeping gardening spry and lawn sprays up and out of harms way.
With spring cleaning around the corner, this is a good time to organize medications and put all household items that could harm our beloved pets up on shelves.  If you think your pet has come in contact with a poison please call: the Animal Poison Control Center's 24 hour hotline at (888) 426-4435.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Dog Anxiety.

Last spring my dog started to notice high winds and thunderstorms. Like any dog he would settle on my lap for comfort.  This spring it is far worse.  I am now finding him tucked away in a T.V. nitch or trying to wedge himself behind the sofa.  So I peel him out and hold him close for comfort, but that is not working.  He has started to pant heavily and drool. I have seen the commercial for the Thunder Shirt and went out yesterday to purchase this expensive item.  Anything for my dog right?! He wore it yesterday for a bit and maybe it worked, or maybe he was frozen because it was on him. I will give it time! I do not like medications and would rather try anything naturally. Any suggestions that have worked for you?  This could be a very long spring and summer, and my poor little doggie!