Tag: pets

Halloween Pet Safety

First and foremost, your bowl of candy should be for trick-or-treaters, not for your pets. While your favorite Halloween pumpkin and decorative corn are relatively nontoxic, if ingested, they can cause gastrointestinal upset. And if the piece eaten is too large, blockage could occur. So keep an eye on your favorite candy bowl and decorations.…

Why do dogs roll in smelly stuff?

D. Rovers So you are walking your dog on a beautiful day in Sun Lakes enjoying the great outdoors. Suddenly, your dog has found something truly repulsive and is rolling around on top of it, paws in the air, thoroughly coating himself in whatever he has unearthed. Whether it is something dead, poop or just…

Hot! Hot! Hot!

While you all enjoy the fun summer brings, we need to be mindful of safety tips to keep our four-legged friends safe and happy. Sunburn – Did you know that our pups can get sunburned just like we can? There are sunscreens that are made just for canines, so do not leave home without some.…

Keeping your pets safe from snake encounters

  Summer is here, and the chance of encountering a snake rises. The summer heat fosters conditions that snakes love. Dry, arid conditions allow snakes to thrive and/or drive them into the comfort of your yard or home. Most snakes that have been found in our populated neighborhoods have been carried in under cars and…

Protect your pet!

  This is part two of our three-part series on a Pet Owners Nightmare: Hawks, Owls. In our area, the Red-Tailed Hawk and the Great Horned Owl pose the biggest threats to small dogs and cats. OWLS are generally aloof and nocturnal birds of prey and feed mainly on insects, small birds, mammals and fish.…

Mastering the dog walk

  At Rover’s Rest Stop & Ranch, I sometimes walk about six to eight dogs at time. People are amazed by this, but it is not so complicated. The dogs see me as their “pack leader” and want to take direction from me. Here are six tips on how to master the walk. 1. Always…