Tag: pets

The 10th annual Halloween Pet Party was a success

Sandi Bargioni and Judy Gahide, Co-Sponsors/Hosts Carmen Miranda, the Brazilian samba singer, dancer and film star from the 1930 to 1950 era, and her little Mini Me Yorkie made a guest appearance at this year’s Pet Party. Their signature fruit hats were exceptionally clever and colorful. The crowd enthusiastically applauded their win, and we feel…

What is proper etiquette around service dogs?

Do you realize that many disabled veterans say they feel invisible and alone because people do not know how to interact with them. They say their wheelchair or prosthetic is the only thing people see, thus avoiding eye contact and conversation. However, put a 100-pound ball of fur into the mix and people notice them…

The power of Pooh – yes, really!

No, you are not alone. We all scrutinize our poop. Well… at least our dog’s poop. When it comes to our pets, it really does matter what poop looks like. Beyond the obvious cylindrical clump, poop can be liquidy, whipped, tarry, raspberry jamish or streaked with blood or gobs of mucus. Stool quality can be…

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…