Tag: pets

Speed = Trouble

Rover’s Rest Stop It’s really no surprise that some dogs attack their meals as though they haven’t eaten in days and may never eat again. However, dogs who down their dinners in the blink of an eye are more likely to create problems for themselves than those who eat at a more leisurely pace. If…

New Year, New Friend!

Rover’s Rest Stop Happy New Year! Now that the celebrating is over and a semi-routine has returned, it just might be a perfect time to welcome a new family member. When picking your new friend, you must consider: How many hours will the dog be alone? Do you have a secure yard? How much time…

Five Tricks to Teach Your Dog

D. Williams If your dog is a puppy, adolescent, adult, or a senior, almost any dog can learn to do at least a few tricks. Be sure to have short sessions, so your dog does not get tired. We do not want him to associate trick training with frustration. Trick training should be a fun,…

Pets in Arizona Heat

Summertime and the living is easy—Not! People from all over the world move here and think it is like where they come from, only better—Not! We have heat that is deadly in a very short time for both human and animal life. For ourselves and our pets, we need to stay vigilant, be aware of…

Pause for Paws

D. Williams So, they are big and small, webbed, wide, and dainty, and you see them every day. Do you know why there are certain paws that belong to certain breeds? Here are some fun facts about your dog’s feet. The pads of your dog’s paw are largely made up of fatty tissue and contain…

We All Need Benefits!

The human and animal bond has been acknowledged for a long time, and scientific evidence was first published about 30 years ago by psychologist Alan Beck of Purdue University and psychiatrist Aaron Katcher of the University of Pennsylvania. Animal assisted therapy is used at the Mayo Clinic. Therapy dog training is available; more information can…

Spring = Season of Growth

The little hottie this month is Freddie - personality and energy plus! He is a very good boy and loves to walk! Ask for more information at 480-600-2828.

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, bedtime…

Welcome to Arizona, Carter

Sharon Flores and her foster dog Carter after his haircut

Jan Bobbett Here is a true story with a Sun Lakes connection, and I’ll tell you right now, it has a somber beginning but a happy ending. It’s about those golden retrievers so many of us love. Nearly all dogs in China either start as pets or are sent to the slaughterhouse, or both. Dog…