Tag: pets

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…

What is your pet thinking? Part II

D. Williams Last month, cat tails – this month is all about dogs and their tails. Ever wish you knew what your pet was thinking? You can, just watch his tail. There are as many types of dog tails as dog breeds. Though it is fun to try to guess what our dogs are thinking…

What are you thinking?

  Ever wish you knew what your pet was thinking? You can: just watch his tail. Instead of using words, your pets use body language to communicate. CAT TAILS Unlike dogs, the tails of most domestic cats don’t vary all that much. Long-haired kittens tend to have impressively furry tails, whereas shorthaired cats’ tails only…

Halloween Pet Party contest winner

Sandi Bargioni It was another beautiful day at Lake Diamond in Oakwood. Over 35 dogs were entered into the pet costume contest, and probably another 20 or so attended just for fun. Several of the pet parents were also costumed, as well as one of our judges. Thank you to all participants who came out…

Kustom Kars for K9z and Katz Kar Show

The fifth annual Kustom Karz for K9z and Katz Kar Show is happening Saturday, November 4, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Downtown Ocotillo. All makes, models and years are welcome, so come spend the morning with us and show off your ride. Entry fee is $25 per vehicle and includes our newly-designed t-shirt.…