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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…

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. If the piece eaten is too large, blockage could occur. So keep an eye on your favorite candy bowl and decorations. Here…

Four legs go too!

It would be wonderful to take your best friend with you everywhere. Although Phoenix is not the most dog-friendly city, times are changing. These fun outings assist in socialization, learning manners, and enrichment. It is recommended that immunizations be up to date. When traveling to your destination, properly restrain them using a seatbelt harness or…

Know the signs of pet heatstroke

Oscar is asking, "Are you my new family?"

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 do other pets. It is crucial to know the signs of heatstroke…