Tag: pets

Three ways pups can improve seniors’ health

(Family Features) Furry friends can play a significant role in pet owners’ lives. The old saying goes, “dogs are man’s best friend,” and research shows they may be more than that. In fact, they just might be the key to keeping seniors active. According to a study conducted by the University of Lincoln and Glasgow…

Dogs and seniors: It’s a win-win

I have been saying this for years! Now there is a recent study to back me up! Take heart, our kids will help you achieve your healthy goals! We love to share information; Dogs Naturally is an all-natural, holistic magazine written by holistic veterinarians that offers webinars to learn and interact with holistic veterinarians and ask…

It matters

Rover’s swimming with the kids

I have found that pet parents who are even slightly obsessive about cleanliness don’t always consider the condition of their pet’s food and water bowls. Many pets are fed away from the kitchen, so their bowls are not sitting in the middle of the floor as a reminder. Other pets are fed dry food, and…

Know the signs of pet heatstroke

Heatstroke is a real concern for Arizona pets. Failing to recognize the signs can be extremely dangerous – even deadly – to your beloved pet. Dogs are the most at risk, because they spend more time outdoors and traveling with us in vehicles than other pets. It is crucial to know the signs of heatstroke and…

Easter has hazards

Rover’s Rest Stop

Easter is a time of celebration for many families with baskets of candy, Easter egg hunts and the great Easter dinner. For our dogs and cats, Easter can mean a few temptations to chew and ingest and lick things that are not good for them. Here are several things to review to keep your pets…

4 legs to shop

We have come a long way baby! More and more stores and restaurants are allowing our most cherished kids to join us. And no, they do not have to have a service dog vest on. According to BarkPost there are 33 stores that are dog friendly; http://stories.barkpost.com/dog-friendly-stores/?utm_campaign=barkboxfb&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social. So no one ruins it for the rest…

Halloween Pet Party and contest winners

Funniest: (front L-R) Bill Jablonski (box designer), John Godfrey, Norma MCullough, Cathy Kinnick (designer), Dan Kinnick, Maxine Godfrey, Glen Baldwin, Shirley Claridge, John Beard and Betty Beard

Sandi Bargioni and Judy Gahide, Co-Coordinators It was another beautiful day at Lake Diamond in Oakwood. Over 50 dogs were entered into the costume contest, and probably another 25 or so attended just for fun. While this makes it difficult for the judges to choose the winners, it sure is a joy to see how…

A man’s best friend

Rocco

Bob Kelly For years, I often made the following statement: “Dogs are okay, especially if they belong to other folks.” My wife Fran had other ideas, but I’d managed to fight her off for 23 years, insisting there’d been a “no pets” clause in our wedding vows. Then, about four years ago, I had a…

IronOaks 8th Annual Halloween Pet Party

Judy Gahide As the witching hour is growing near, We needn’t tell you, your dogs will hear. Bring Toto, Fido, Barkley and Boo, Whether they’ve attended before or will make their debut. Four legged friends is what this Halloween celebration is about, So come join us at Lake Diamond for a great gadabout. Saturday, October…

Spring = Season of growth

Most everyone knows that their dogs must walk, it is in their DNA. But most people do not think about engaging their best friend in mental stimulation. What kind of life is it to just hang around the house all the time? Get up, go for a walk, eat, lie around, eat, go for walk,…