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Emergencies seldom give
warning, but we can be ready for them. Most people have
first aid kits on hand for themselves and family members.
But what about your animals? Pet care experts recommend
having a pet first aid kit that's right where you need it if
an animal emergency occurs.
You can buy kits that are
pre-assembled or assemble your own. Keep them in different
locations so that you are prepared at all times, in all
places. It's wise to keep one kit at home, one in the car,
and wherever else your pet spends time -- the office, a
relative's or friend's home, a vacation retreat, etc. If
customizing your own, use a container that is sturdy,
waterproof and easy to spot when you need to locate it in a
Here is what every basic
first aid kit should contain:
important rule to observe: make sure to always read
directions and warnings before applying any medications,
either prescribed or over the counter, to your pet. If you
have an emergency, you should always contact your
veterinarian for further
make sure to always read directions and warnings before
applying any medications to your pet
- Phone numbers and
addresses: Veterinarian, Emergency Vet, Poison Control
- Basic pet first-aid book
- Photocopies of your
pet's paperwork: important medical records, vaccinations,
- Medical gloves: to
protect hands and prevent contamination
- Scissors: to cut gauze
or the animal's
- Bottled water
- A mild antibacterial
soap: to clean skin and wounds
- Paper towels
- Gauze pads: for wounds
- Gauze rolls: for wounds
and can also be used as a temporary muzzle
- Alcohol prep pads: to
sterilize equipment - NOT for use on wounds
- Self-adhesive bandages:
flexible bandage used to wrap and stabilize injuries (do
not wrap too tightly)
- A large cloth towel: to
- Hydrogen peroxide: to
clean minor wounds
- Eyewash: such as contact
lens solution or water in a squeeze bottle to gently but
thoroughly flush out wounds and eyes
- Antibiotic ointment: for
cuts and abrasions (never for eyes)
- Cotton applicator swabs
- Tweezers: for the
removal of foreign objects from skin and paws; and for
the proper removal of ticks
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Stray dogs need to be
held for 6 days to allow time for their owners to claim
them. If its owner does not claim a dog they will be
available for adoption. We are looking for lifelong
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Fee includes Spay/Neuter,
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I'm Maddy and
I am a 1 yr. old Female Lab mix. I just love
people and it would be fun to be in your
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This very nice and
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Pit who is a real gem. He is house
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Opie is a 4 yr .old
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Snickers is a
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Meet Dundee. This
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dogs. Stop in and meet this giant love bug. He is
always ready with a kiss for
Scout is a Male
Hound Mix. He is a nice friendly
This handsome young
man is Jasper. He is between one and two years old.
He loves people.
This is Rudolph, a
Male Brindle mix who very sweet and
This big guy is
Donner. He is very friendly and wants to be in a
home very much
Peaches is a white
female toy poodle approx. 5-6 years old. She is
puppymill survivor available for adoption. She does
well with other animals, she is not housebroken,
and needs to be socialized with people. Very sweet
Apricot is an
apricot colored male toy poodle approx. 4 years
old. He is puppymill survivor available for
adoption. He does well with other animals, he is
not housebroken, and needs to be socialized with
people. Very sweet guy.
This pup is Doxy.
He is a Dachs/Beagle mix. He is very sweet ,
friendly and loving.
This is our boy
Frosty. Frosty is a two year old white boxer who
came to us from a breeder. He has a super
personality and loves everyone.
and Your Dog
no time of year quite as magical as the holiday
season. As soon as those first snowflakes of winter
begin to fall, most of us begin to contemplate how
we'll celebrate the various winter holidays. There'll
be meals to plan, gifts to purchase, and plenty of
decorating to be done.
It's easy to get
caught up in the festivities, but pet owners also need
to keep their animals in mind to help assure they make
it safely through this wonderful but hectic season.
Let's look at some of the typical holiday preparations
and how we can lessen potential hazards for our pets.
many of us, decorating our home is the first step in
preparing for the holidays and many of the items we
use are not typically found around the house all year
naturally curious creatures, dogs will want to
thoroughly check out anything new that comes into the
house and here is where some potential problems can
come into play.
the holidays with your dog is bound to involve setting
up the traditional Christmas tree. Here are a few
ideas and tips to consider.
course, there's nothing like the look and smell of a
fresh, live Christmas tree, but how will it affect
your dog? Live trees often carry unseen molds that can
cause allergic reactions and/or respiratory distress
in some pets and people.
this the first Christmas you and your dog will be
spending together, you might want to try a little test
before setting up the entire tree. Bring a sample of
your chosen evergreen into your home for a few days,
allowing your dog to sniff it under your supervision.
If you don't observe any negative reactions, it's
probably safe to put up a live tree.
if your dog does show an adverse reaction, remove the
branch immediately; wash your pet's face to remove
lingering traces of the allergen and plan on enjoying
an artificial tree this year.
Set Up and
just the right placement for your tree also makes a
difference to your pet's safety.
Consider purchasing a smaller tree and setting it up
on a table top, out of your dog's reach.
Full size trees are best set up in a corner where your
pet's access can be limited.
If possible, wire the top of the tree to a drapery
pole or staircase banister to lessen the chances of it
tipping over if your dog accidentally bumps into it.
Wrap the base of the tree and stand in plastic wrap to
keep you dog from being tempted to drink the water,
which can be toxic as fertilizers and other chemical
compounds leach from the tree.
Opt for plastic or resin ornaments instead of
breakable glass, and resist hanging ornaments at the
bottom of the tree where they'll present the most
temptation to your pet.
Hide those electrical light cords at the back of the
tree, and hide any exposed cords or strategically
place pieces of furniture to keep your dog from
chewing them and possibly being electrocuted.
Poinsettias, and Mistletoe are all abundant during the
holiday season, but sharing Christmas with your dog
means keeping these beautiful plants out of Fido's
of these plants carries some level of toxicity for our
pets. The intensity of the reaction depends a lot on
the size of your dog and how much he might ingest.
reaction may be something as mild as a skin rash or
excessive salivating, however, more serious reactions
risk finding out which symptoms might affect your dog,
simply keep the plants out of your pet's reach on a
high table or bureau.
play a prominent role in many holiday celebrations.
Advent wreaths, Menorahs and other lights may enjoy a
prominent place in many homes, but they need to be
kept in places where there is no chance that a bump or
a tail wag may send them toppling causing a fire
is a big part of most holiday traditions, but many of
the delicacies and treats we enjoy are not suitable
for our pets.
feeding your dog:
Chocolate: It's toxic to your pet.
Macadamia nuts: These are another toxic item for your
Turkey, chicken, or duck bones: These may be tasty,
but they pose a choking hazard.
Onions: These can cause heart problems when eaten in
Raisins and grapes: These items can cause renal
failure when consumed in high quantities.
Alcohol: Not usually on your pet's menu, but holiday
entertaining may include serving alcoholic beverages
that might become available to your pet if left on a
most pleasurable part of celebrating Christmas and
your dog is picking out a few choice presents for your
furry friend. The same items that would be appropriate
any other time of the year are good at Christmas too.
Watch out for small toys or pieces that could break
off an item and pose a choking hazard.
Be sure that any item you give your pet is size
Check the ingredients used in treats to make sure your
pet isn't allergic to anything
safety is of prime importance, the most important
thing to remember about Christmas and your dog is to
watch him for stress.
of hustle and bustle, changes in the home, and
strangers coming and going can all take a toll on your
pet. Be sure to leave some quiet time in the schedule
to give both of you an opportunity to decompress.