Monthly Archives: April 2013

How About Dogs eating Strawberries, Bananas, and Pineapples ?

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The Heart Shaped Red Fruit: (Strawberry)

Well the answer is a great big YES! your dog most certainly can eat them and they are just one of the many foods that’s safe for them to eat, they also contain an enzyme that helps to keep your pets teeth white, bet you didn’t know that?, andthere is a homeopathic solution which is known as Fragaria Vesca, that is used to interrupt the buildup of tartar as well as help to keep it off your dog’s teeth, and guess what?, it’s made from strawberries!  Strawberries have antioxidants in them that can slow the aging of your dog by diminishing the regressive disease; antioxidants in strawberries can also lessen the chance of recurring diseases in dogs. Natural anti-inflammatory agents in strawberries have also helped dogs that suffer from arthritis as well as other diseases of the muscoskeletal system, and the…

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DIY Simple Dog Crate Cover & Toy Bucket

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Be Careful of the Heat: Signs of Heat Stroke in Dogs

Spring is here and it is acting more like SUMMER.  It is going to be 90 degrees today!  Each spring we send out our heat stroke signs email.  When it is hot the best thing to do is get to your dogs as early as possible.  Dogs do not tolerate heat well.

When you walk your dogs, walk them in the shade and carry water with you. Give the dogs shelter and lots of water. And don’t forget to drink plenty of water yourself.

Watch dog’s paws on hot surfaces, again, seek shady places to walk, stay close to client’s home, bring water for you and your dog charges. Please review these signs of Heat Stroke.

Early Stages of Heat-Stroke in Animals: 

  • Heavy panting
  • Rapid breathing
  • Excessive drooling
  • Bright red gums and tongue
  • Standing 4-square, posting or spreading out in an attempt to maintain balance.

Advanced Stages:

  • White or blue gums
  • Lethargy, unwillingness to move
  • Uncontrollable urination or defecation
  • Labored, noisy breathing
  • Shock 


If your dog begins to exhibit signs of heatstroke, you should immediately try to cool the dog down: 

 

  • Apply rubbing alcohol to the dog’s paw pads
  • Apply ice packs to the groin area
  • Hose down with water.
  • Allow the dog to lick ice chips or drink a small amount of water
  • Offer Pedialyte to restore electrolytes