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26 Jun 2018 09:30 
Safety: GPS Tracking Devices for Cats and Dogs 

10 Jun 2018 10:48 
Pet Health and Nutrition: Dealing with Pet Loss 

06 Jun 2018 16:14 
Spotlight: Sophie's Christmas Present 

24 May 2018 10:28 
Safety: DOG FOOD RECALL 

24 May 2018 10:23 
Urgent Matters: Forster Family Needed for Mica 

24 May 2018 10:12 
Adopt Now: Maggie Needs A Home Of Her Own 

15 May 2018 10:31 
Safety: Finding those pesky ticks! 

15 May 2018 10:18 
Safety: Seizures - what to do for your dog who suffers a seizure 

08 May 2018 08:11 
Pet Health and Nutrition: What To Do When You Discover You're Allergic To Your Dog 

06 May 2018 11:15 
Events: Calle Rose Trunk Show June 6, 2-5 pm 

18 Apr 2018 10:48 
Safety: DOG FOOD RECALLS 

18 Apr 2018 10:34 
Pet Health and Nutrition: Frosty Breath Doggie Treats 

04 Apr 2018 11:48 
Spotlight: Ti Ti At Your Service 

25 Mar 2018 08:54 
Spotlight: A Little Bit of Doggie Heaven 

25 Mar 2018 08:46 
Safety: DOG FOOD RECALL 

25 Mar 2018 08:42 
Safety: Toxic Toads Kill More Dogs than Rattlesnakes 

25 Feb 2018 11:41 
Adopt Now: Louie Needs A Home 

25 Feb 2018 11:28 
Safety: More Dog Food Recalls 

10 Feb 2018 15:14 
Safety: DOG FOOD RECALL 

10 Feb 2018 15:05 
Adopt Now: Looking Fur Love 

10 Feb 2018 14:55 
Events: Howl At The Moon Dog Walk 

31 Jan 2018 09:40 
Humorous Videos: When Kids Grow Up With Dogs 

28 Jan 2018 13:21 
Adopt Now: Sweet Dixie Needs Someone to Love 

10 Jan 2018 13:25 
Adopt Now: Jock Needs someone to Love 

10 Jan 2018 13:17 
Adopt Now: Bogie Needs A Family to Love 

10 Jan 2018 10:34 
Spotlight: "Tyger, Tyger burning bright, ..." 

07 Jan 2018 11:07 
Safety: Is that beautiful landscaping a threat to your pet's health? 

07 Jan 2018 10:58 
Safety: Primal Dog Food Recall of December 2017 

06 Jan 2018 15:47 
Safety: Leaving Your Pet in Someone Else's Care 

17 Dec 2017 11:28 
HAPPY, HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND A HEALTHY, FUN, AND CREATIVE NEW YEAR 

23 Nov 2017 12:13 
Safety: FIVE THINGS THAT DOGS SENSE BEFORE THEY HAPPEN 

14 Nov 2017 12:08 
Pet Health and Nutrition: Filling Your Dog's Prescriptions at a Human Pharmacy Might be Cheaper, But Is it Always Safe? 

14 Nov 2017 11:30 
Safety: Dog Park Safety 

12 Nov 2017 10:42 
Spotlight: Skinny Minnie Me!!! 

01 Oct 2017 10:11 
Pet Health and Nutrition: Ten Signs of Canine Cancer 

23 Sep 2017 09:44 
Spotlight: The Pampered Parrot 

05 Sep 2017 10:48 
Adopt Now: I'M SWEET AND A STRAY 

05 Sep 2017 10:41 
Adopt Now: Diamond and Dozer 

05 Sep 2017 10:16 
Pet Health and Nutrition: HUMAN FOODS DOGS CAN AND CAN'T EAT 

01 Sep 2017 17:43 
Events: COWBOY COOKOUT FUR CRITTERS AND ADOPTION EVENT November 1 - 4PM - Tickets go on sale October 11 at HOA1 SaddleBrooke 

23 Aug 2017 10:32 
Spotlight: Me and My Shadow 

22 Aug 2017 08:57 
Pet Health and Nutrition: Can Kissing Your Dog Give You Gum Disease? 

05 Aug 2017 16:26 
Adopt Now: Lookin Fur Love 

05 Aug 2017 10:22 
Events: SBPRN Cowboy Cookout Fundraiser 

27 Jul 2017 08:57 
Safety: Toxic Toads Kill More Dogs than Rattlesnakes 

25 Jul 2017 13:43 
Events: Pima Animal Care Center PetSmart Charities Nat. Adoption Wknd 

25 Jul 2017 13:37 
Events: Putt For Paws Golf Tournament Saturday Sept. 9th 

25 Jul 2017 13:33 
Events: Dogs Days of Summer Botanical Gardens 

16 Jul 2017 17:07 
Spotlight: Bogey, Suave and Debonaire 

11 Jun 2017 15:31 
Spotlight: Mr. Finn and Jack Rabbit 

Safety


26 Jun 2018 09:30
GPS Tracking Devices for Cats and Dogs 
The desert is a beautiful place to live with dry air, mild winters and sunshine everyday. The desert is also a haven for many animals that can harm our pet family members. This great community we live in took over the homes of predatory animals that lived here for many years. We are literally moving into their space and we are intruding into their hunting grounds. We have had bob cats give birth in peoples' back yards. Coyotes digging under a fence to give birth and keep the young safe while ... read full article

24 May 2018 10:28
DOG FOOD RECALL 
Merrick Pet Care of Amarillo, Texas, is voluntarily recalling a limited amount of its dog treats due to elevated levels of naturally occurring beef thyroid hormone.

15 May 2018 10:31
Finding those pesky ticks! 
Since moving to Arizona, our dogs have been mostly free of flees and ticks. However, depending on where you travel with your dogs, especially if you are an avid hiker, you might want to take precautions.

While I don't think ticks are a very high percentage concern in our area, take a few moments to review where on your dog are the likely places they might hide. And hide they often do for long periods if we aren't diligent.

15 May 2018 10:17
Seizures - what to do for your dog who suffers a seizure 
A few years ago, we lost our beloved Kodiak. He was 14, so as a 95 pound Rotweiller-Lab mix, we felt blessed he lived so long. What was unexpected was the lengthy seizure that eventually led to his death.

Recently I came across a short article from the AKC that might be helpful to other dog owners. Kodiak never suffered any seizure that we were aware of until the night he died. However, it appears dogs to experience minor seizures, sometimes more than one.

18 Apr 2018 10:48
DOG FOOD RECALLS 
Blue Ridge Beef is recalling one lot of its BRB Complete raw frozen dog food due to possible contamination with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. Contact: Blue Ridge Beef Dog Food Recall of March 2018.

Darwins Natural Pet Products is recalling four lots of its raw dog food because they have tested positive for Salmonella and E. coli 0128, bacteria that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections. Contact: Carwin's Dog Food Recall of March 2018.

K9 Natural is recalling four ba ... read full article

25 Mar 2018 08:46
DOG FOOD RECALL 
J. M. Smucker Co. of Orrvile, OH, is recalling two varieties of its popular Milo's Kitchen dog treats due to elevated levels of beef thyroid hormone.

25 Mar 2018 08:42
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

25 Feb 2018 11:28
More Dog Food Recalls 
Northwest Naturals of Portland, OR, is recalling specific lots of its raw frozen dog food due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

Carnivore Meat Co. of Green Bay, WI, is recalling 73 cases of its Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Dog Food due to possible contamination with Salmonella bacteria.

TruPet LLC of Milford, OH, is recalling a limited amount of its TruDog Pt Treats due to possible contamination with Salmonella bacteria.

10 Feb 2018 15:14
DOG FOOD RECALL 
Raws for Paws of Minneapolis, MN, is recalling their frozen dog food due to possible contamination with Salmonella bacteria.

Smokehouse Pet Products of Sun Valley, CA, is recalling a specific lot of it's "Beefy Munchies" dog treats due to potential contamination with Salmonella bacteria.

Redbarn Pet Products of Long Beach, CA, is recalling a specific lot of it's "Redbarn Naturals Bully Sticks" due to potential contamination with salmonella bacteria.

J.M. Smucker is recalling mu ... read full article

07 Jan 2018 10:58
Primal Dog Food Recall of December 2017 
Primal Pet Foods of Fairfield, California, is voluntarily recalling 5 of its freeze-dried products because their grind size exceeds the ideal size of ground bone fed to dogs and cats.

To learn which products are affected, please visit Primal Dog Food Recall of December 2017 .

06 Jan 2018 15:46
Leaving Your Pet in Someone Else's Care 
No matter how much a part of our family, our pets - both dogs and cats - aren't always welcome when traveling. Whether you decide to leave you pets with friends, family, or professional pet care services, there are a few basics for consideration in all cases.

1. ID Tags should be up to date. No matter how careful, accidents happen. While most owners tag their pets with their own phone numbers, consider having a temporary tag made with the contact information of the person caring for your ... read full article

06 Jan 2018 15:35
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

23 Nov 2017 12:13
FIVE THINGS THAT DOGS SENSE BEFORE THEY HAPPEN 
photoDogs are incredibly intuitive and aware of their surroundings. They know when their person is sad and can pick up on stress when their household is in chaos. Some people believe that dogs can predict when someone is going to die or can see spirits. Below are some of the other amazing things dogs can sense, for one reason or another.

1) Earthquakes
Records as far back as ancient Greece tells of dogs fleeing the city of Helice before a tragic earthquake. China also has stories of dogs showing ... read full article

12 Nov 2017 14:41
Dog Park Safety 
Residents of Saddlebrooke Ranch are fortunate to have many places to exercise their dogs safely, including a dedicated Dog Park. However, not all pets do well at these parks, and there are other health and safety concerns. While there are many articles providing guidelines, take a few minutes to review WebMD's take: Dog Park Safety: What To Know Before You Go.

Kay Lantow

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

HEADLINES


Headlines


26 Jun 2018 09:30 
Safety: GPS Tracking Devices for Cats and Dogs 

10 Jun 2018 10:48 
Pet Health and Nutrition: Dealing with Pet Loss 

06 Jun 2018 16:14 
Spotlight: Sophie's Christmas Present 

24 May 2018 10:28 
Safety: DOG FOOD RECALL 

24 May 2018 10:23 
Urgent Matters: Forster Family Needed for Mica 

24 May 2018 10:12 
Adopt Now: Maggie Needs A Home Of Her Own 

15 May 2018 10:31 
Safety: Finding those pesky ticks! 

15 May 2018 10:18 
Safety: Seizures - what to do for your dog who suffers a seizure 

08 May 2018 08:11 
Pet Health and Nutrition: What To Do When You Discover You're Allergic To Your Dog 

06 May 2018 11:15 
Events: Calle Rose Trunk Show June 6, 2-5 pm 

18 Apr 2018 10:48 
Safety: DOG FOOD RECALLS 

18 Apr 2018 10:34 
Pet Health and Nutrition: Frosty Breath Doggie Treats 

04 Apr 2018 11:48 
Spotlight: Ti Ti At Your Service 

25 Mar 2018 08:54 
Spotlight: A Little Bit of Doggie Heaven 

25 Mar 2018 08:46 
Safety: DOG FOOD RECALL 

25 Mar 2018 08:42 
Safety: Toxic Toads Kill More Dogs than Rattlesnakes 

25 Feb 2018 11:41 
Adopt Now: Louie Needs A Home 

25 Feb 2018 11:28 
Safety: More Dog Food Recalls 

10 Feb 2018 15:14 
Safety: DOG FOOD RECALL 

10 Feb 2018 15:05 
Adopt Now: Looking Fur Love 

10 Feb 2018 14:55 
Events: Howl At The Moon Dog Walk 

31 Jan 2018 09:40 
Humorous Videos: When Kids Grow Up With Dogs 

28 Jan 2018 13:21 
Adopt Now: Sweet Dixie Needs Someone to Love 

10 Jan 2018 13:25 
Adopt Now: Jock Needs someone to Love 

10 Jan 2018 13:17 
Adopt Now: Bogie Needs A Family to Love 

10 Jan 2018 10:34 
Spotlight: "Tyger, Tyger burning bright, ..." 

07 Jan 2018 11:07 
Safety: Is that beautiful landscaping a threat to your pet's health? 

07 Jan 2018 10:58 
Safety: Primal Dog Food Recall of December 2017 

06 Jan 2018 15:47 
Safety: Leaving Your Pet in Someone Else's Care 

17 Dec 2017 11:28 
HAPPY, HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND A HEALTHY, FUN, AND CREATIVE NEW YEAR 

23 Nov 2017 12:13 
Safety: FIVE THINGS THAT DOGS SENSE BEFORE THEY HAPPEN 

14 Nov 2017 12:08 
Pet Health and Nutrition: Filling Your Dog's Prescriptions at a Human Pharmacy Might be Cheaper, But Is it Always Safe? 

14 Nov 2017 11:30 
Safety: Dog Park Safety 

12 Nov 2017 10:42 
Spotlight: Skinny Minnie Me!!! 

01 Oct 2017 10:11 
Pet Health and Nutrition: Ten Signs of Canine Cancer 

23 Sep 2017 09:44 
Spotlight: The Pampered Parrot 

05 Sep 2017 10:48 
Adopt Now: I'M SWEET AND A STRAY 

05 Sep 2017 10:41 
Adopt Now: Diamond and Dozer 

05 Sep 2017 10:16 
Pet Health and Nutrition: HUMAN FOODS DOGS CAN AND CAN'T EAT 

01 Sep 2017 17:43 
Events: COWBOY COOKOUT FUR CRITTERS AND ADOPTION EVENT November 1 - 4PM - Tickets go on sale October 11 at HOA1 SaddleBrooke 

23 Aug 2017 10:32 
Spotlight: Me and My Shadow 

22 Aug 2017 08:57 
Pet Health and Nutrition: Can Kissing Your Dog Give You Gum Disease? 

05 Aug 2017 16:26 
Adopt Now: Lookin Fur Love 

05 Aug 2017 10:22 
Events: SBPRN Cowboy Cookout Fundraiser 

27 Jul 2017 08:57 
Safety: Toxic Toads Kill More Dogs than Rattlesnakes 

25 Jul 2017 13:43 
Events: Pima Animal Care Center PetSmart Charities Nat. Adoption Wknd 

25 Jul 2017 13:37 
Events: Putt For Paws Golf Tournament Saturday Sept. 9th 

25 Jul 2017 13:33 
Events: Dogs Days of Summer Botanical Gardens 

16 Jul 2017 17:07 
Spotlight: Bogey, Suave and Debonaire 

11 Jun 2017 15:31 
Spotlight: Mr. Finn and Jack Rabbit 

Safety


26 Jun 2018 09:30
GPS Tracking Devices for Cats and Dogs 
The desert is a beautiful place to live with dry air, mild winters and sunshine everyday. The desert is also a haven for many animals that can harm our pet family members. This great community we live in took over the homes of predatory animals that lived here for many years. We are literally moving into their space and we are intruding into their hunting grounds. We have had bob cats give birth in peoples' back yards. Coyotes digging under a fence to give birth and keep the young safe while ... read full article

24 May 2018 10:28
DOG FOOD RECALL 
Merrick Pet Care of Amarillo, Texas, is voluntarily recalling a limited amount of its dog treats due to elevated levels of naturally occurring beef thyroid hormone.

15 May 2018 10:31
Finding those pesky ticks! 
Since moving to Arizona, our dogs have been mostly free of flees and ticks. However, depending on where you travel with your dogs, especially if you are an avid hiker, you might want to take precautions.

While I don't think ticks are a very high percentage concern in our area, take a few moments to review where on your dog are the likely places they might hide. And hide they often do for long periods if we aren't diligent.

15 May 2018 10:17
Seizures - what to do for your dog who suffers a seizure 
A few years ago, we lost our beloved Kodiak. He was 14, so as a 95 pound Rotweiller-Lab mix, we felt blessed he lived so long. What was unexpected was the lengthy seizure that eventually led to his death.

Recently I came across a short article from the AKC that might be helpful to other dog owners. Kodiak never suffered any seizure that we were aware of until the night he died. However, it appears dogs to experience minor seizures, sometimes more than one.

18 Apr 2018 10:48
DOG FOOD RECALLS 
Blue Ridge Beef is recalling one lot of its BRB Complete raw frozen dog food due to possible contamination with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. Contact: Blue Ridge Beef Dog Food Recall of March 2018.

Darwins Natural Pet Products is recalling four lots of its raw dog food because they have tested positive for Salmonella and E. coli 0128, bacteria that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections. Contact: Carwin's Dog Food Recall of March 2018.

K9 Natural is recalling four ba ... read full article

25 Mar 2018 08:46
DOG FOOD RECALL 
J. M. Smucker Co. of Orrvile, OH, is recalling two varieties of its popular Milo's Kitchen dog treats due to elevated levels of beef thyroid hormone.

25 Mar 2018 08:42
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

25 Feb 2018 11:28
More Dog Food Recalls 
Northwest Naturals of Portland, OR, is recalling specific lots of its raw frozen dog food due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

Carnivore Meat Co. of Green Bay, WI, is recalling 73 cases of its Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Dog Food due to possible contamination with Salmonella bacteria.

TruPet LLC of Milford, OH, is recalling a limited amount of its TruDog Pt Treats due to possible contamination with Salmonella bacteria.

10 Feb 2018 15:14
DOG FOOD RECALL 
Raws for Paws of Minneapolis, MN, is recalling their frozen dog food due to possible contamination with Salmonella bacteria.

Smokehouse Pet Products of Sun Valley, CA, is recalling a specific lot of it's "Beefy Munchies" dog treats due to potential contamination with Salmonella bacteria.

Redbarn Pet Products of Long Beach, CA, is recalling a specific lot of it's "Redbarn Naturals Bully Sticks" due to potential contamination with salmonella bacteria.

J.M. Smucker is recalling mu ... read full article

07 Jan 2018 10:58
Primal Dog Food Recall of December 2017 
Primal Pet Foods of Fairfield, California, is voluntarily recalling 5 of its freeze-dried products because their grind size exceeds the ideal size of ground bone fed to dogs and cats.

To learn which products are affected, please visit Primal Dog Food Recall of December 2017 .

06 Jan 2018 15:46
Leaving Your Pet in Someone Else's Care 
No matter how much a part of our family, our pets - both dogs and cats - aren't always welcome when traveling. Whether you decide to leave you pets with friends, family, or professional pet care services, there are a few basics for consideration in all cases.

1. ID Tags should be up to date. No matter how careful, accidents happen. While most owners tag their pets with their own phone numbers, consider having a temporary tag made with the contact information of the person caring for your ... read full article

06 Jan 2018 15:35
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

23 Nov 2017 12:13
FIVE THINGS THAT DOGS SENSE BEFORE THEY HAPPEN 
photoDogs are incredibly intuitive and aware of their surroundings. They know when their person is sad and can pick up on stress when their household is in chaos. Some people believe that dogs can predict when someone is going to die or can see spirits. Below are some of the other amazing things dogs can sense, for one reason or another.

1) Earthquakes
Records as far back as ancient Greece tells of dogs fleeing the city of Helice before a tragic earthquake. China also has stories of dogs showing ... read full article

12 Nov 2017 14:41
Dog Park Safety 
Residents of Saddlebrooke Ranch are fortunate to have many places to exercise their dogs safely, including a dedicated Dog Park. However, not all pets do well at these parks, and there are other health and safety concerns. While there are many articles providing guidelines, take a few minutes to review WebMD's take: Dog Park Safety: What To Know Before You Go.

Kay Lantow

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