Living with Urban Coyotes

Living with Urban Coyotes

Update on Coyotes in Torrance

I attended the Coyote Workshop Thursday evening (June 30) and after attending, I am not as anxious as I was previously ... I am still cautious, but not anxious.  I am not saying that I am now so confident that I will go about as before.  What I am saying that armed with the knowledge I received last evening, I feel more prepared to take Jake out on morning walks.  (I was so concerned about the Coyote sightings in my neighborhood that I had not walked Jake for weeks (Jake is 85 lbs.)

Equipped with my new knowledge I received at this meeting, here are some suggestions moving forward:  

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What Are Benefits of Swimming My Dog? (Attend free webinar and find out)

What Are Benefits of Swimming My Dog?  (Attend free webinar and find out)

Hey .... What Are Benefits of Swimming My Dog?  (Attend free webinar and find out)

Whether your dog is young or old, arthritic, overweight, pre/post surgical, afraid of the water, or just loves to swim .... swimming is the perfect exercise .... it is non-weight bearing ... which means your dog avoids all the stress and strains of exercising on hard ground. 

For more information, ..... 

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The 12 “Pet Safety Tip” Days of Christmas

The 12 “Pet Safety Tip” Days of Christmas

Holiday times can be joyful or a source of stress -- and that goesfor our pets, too!

Attend “FREE” Webinar (from the comfort of your home)

Tuesday, December 15th at 7:00 p.m.

A few tips you will learn:

Tip 1:   And ... just like what we tell ourselves during the holidays .... keep your pet's eating and exercise habits as close to their normal routine as possible.

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Pet Food Recalls – Is Your Pet’s Brand on Our List?

Petful (formerly Pets Adviser) has compiled a list of known U.S. pet food recalls for the past several years. Is your dog or cat food on our list? Take a look and see. Recalls are listed in order from newest to oldest.

Halo recalls certain bags of cat foods.

If you want to receive free Pet food Recall alerts as they are released, Click here to sign up  

Toxic Foods to Your Pets: Check your labels: Xylitol now being added to some peanut butters

Toxic Foods to Your Pets:  Check your labels:  Xylitol now being added to some peanut butters

CHECK YOUR LABELS!

I recently found the following article on this ABC News website:

LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) – A Lancaster County veterinarian is warning that a sugar substitute in certain brands of peanut butter is highly toxic to dogs.

Dr. Bryan Langlois, medical director at the Pet Pantry of Lancaster County, said the sweetener called xylitol can cause both liver damage as well as dangerous drops in a dog’s blood sugar level.

.... FOR FULL STORY ....

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Featured Pet: Mojito, 8 year old Dachshund

Featured Pet:  Mojito, 8 year old Dachshund

Mojito is my 8 year old doxie. Four years ago he suffered a herniated disc in the middle of his back. Sadly, although he had surgery, he lost use of his hind legs and also lost control of his bladder and bowel. As you can imagine, for a young active dog this was a devastating situation.

We tried a cart, but were warned that it could put more pressure on other discs and we opted not to use it. However, as the months went on he began to regain some use of his hind legs. He got a lot of physical therapy with range of motion exercises to keep him supple. He became something called a "spinal or "reflex walker". He still can't feel his legs but he can move them to do a kind of funny walk and a bunny hop run.

Last year we found Jean of TranquilPET.  . . . for complete story . . .

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Snoopy's (Beagle with IVDD) Success Story by TerriAnn Ferren, Torrance Tribune Reporter (April, 2015)

Snoopy's (Beagle with IVDD) Success Story by TerriAnn Ferren, Torrance Tribune Reporter (April, 2015)

Last week former Torrance City Council Member, Maureen O’Donnell relayed an amazing story to me about Snoopy, the dog she was fostering. To tell you the truth, it was a story that seemed so amazing I wondered how it could be true. That led me to investigate the entire sage of this little full-blooded Beagle named Snoopy.

On Thursday, February 5th, Maureen visited the Torrance Animal Control Office to pick up a duplicate license for her Yorkie and while she was in the office she discovered a dog rescued by Animal Control Officer Doris Cattouse. The dog was dragging his paralyzed legs behind him as he scooted along the floor in the office. Maureen told me, “The Good Samaritan saw him being abandoned by a couple with two children and as I understand it, the Good Samaritan picked him up, brought him home and called Torrance Animal Control, and as required by law, Officer Cattouse took him to an emergency vet. The veterinarian was under the opinion that the situation was hopeless and suggested euthanizing him. Officer Cattouse said no, and brought him back to the office.” Maureen went on to tell me that by Monday, no rescue group had come forward for the dog that was suffering from Intervertebral Disc Disease.

.... to see more of Snoopy's amazing recovery and full story ...

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Why Worry About Identity Theft? (Its not just about credit cards)

Why Worry About Identity Theft?  (Its not just about credit cards)

Data breaches continue to be reported, personal records are being exposed and nearly 10 million Americans have their identity stolen every year.   How do you know if your identity has been stolen?  What do you do if you are a victim?   Learn how and why criminals are stealing identities and how to protect yourself at “Why Worry About Identity Theft?” on Aug 15th at Camp Run-A-Mutt at 11:00 am. 

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F.O.O.D. for Pets in Need Event, Saturday, August 15, 2015

F.O.O.D. for Pets in Need Event, Saturday, August 15, 2015

Diana Kliche and Ruth Corbett are hosting a worthwhile, wonderful and tasty event on Saturday, August 15, 2015, from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the Seal Beach Winery, 3387 Cerritos Ave, Los Alamitos, California 90720.

You will experience some great wine and amazing food to support FOOD for Pets in Need. with a wine tasting, silent auction, gift bags, boutique sale and raffle. 

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National Dog Day, August 26th

National Dog Day, August 26th

National Dog Day (Also known as: World Dog Day, International Dog Day & National Dog Appreciation Day) is celebrated August 26th annually and serves to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, and acknowledges family dogs and dogs that work selflessly each day to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort. Dogs put their lives on the line every day - for their law enforcement partner, for their blind companion, for a child who is disabled, for our freedom and safety by detecting bombs and drugs and pulling victims of tragedy from wreckage.

Ways to celebrate .....
 

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