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In This Issue:
ˇ Garden Danger: Death by Chocolate Mulch
ˇ Fly the Pet-friendly Skies
ˇ Safe Rides for Rover: Top 10 Pet-safe Vehicles
ˇ Overweight Pets? Start Counting Calories
ˇ November Events
ˇ Paw Wisdom
Garden Danger: Death by Chocolate Mulch
Many gardeners use cocoa bean shells to landscape their yards and gardens. But remember cocoa beans are chocolate, which is toxic to pets. Dogs are not ones to have discriminating taste or be finicky eaters, they will tend to eat anything & everything in front of their noses. For a dog if it smells good, and tastes good, then it must be good, a misconception that dogs just don't get.
Instead, go with a less toxic alternative like shredded pine, cedar or hemlock bark. But remember the true key to pet safety is supervision - keep an eye on your pet when he or she is outside.
by Adam, Wendy & Lola of Pawl Luxury, http://www.pawlux.com/
Fly the Pet-friendly Skies
With the busy holiday season upon us, that also means, busy travel season. Many people have experienced the challenges of air travel for themselves, but what if you are traveling with your pet? Weather it be to take your fur kid with you to visit family, friends, for a pet-friendly vacation or you are tasked with a cross-country move.
Here is some information that can help:
PetAirways, a pet-only airline! Your pets fly in the main cabin of the aircraft. http://www.petairways.com/
Air travel for our tri-state area pet lovers:
All Airline Pet Policies consolidated for easy research:
Traveling to Amsterdam? KLM will transport, hold for pick up at the Pet Hotel and offers a dog-walking service! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkSQD93uUcQ
A wonderful site for everything "dog-friendly": http://www.dogfriendly.com/
Safe Rides for Rover: Top 10 Pet-safe Vehicles
Although "Cash for Clunkers" has hit the road, pet people everywhere are still picking out their new wheels. Naturally, their pet's safety and comfort are top priority. But the research is overwhelming. Does the new ride offer a pet restraint system? Check. Tri-climate control? Check. Fold-flat rear seats? Check. Treat holders? Check.
Fortunately, Edmunds.com and the pet-travel safety group, Bark Buckle Up narrow down the selection with their Top 10 Pet-Safe Vehicles for 2009.
Look what made the list (in alphabetical order): Dodge Journey, Ford Flex, GMC Acadia, Hyundai Tucson, Jeep Liberty, Kia Borrego, Mazda 5, Mitsubishi Outlander, Subaru Tribeca, Volvo XC70.
Get your paws on them and get rolling! Read more about the Top 10 here:
by Woof Report, www.woofreport.com
Overweight Pets? Start Counting Calories
Susan Nelson, a veterinarian and assistant professor at Kansas State, recommends counting calories for pets if they are overweight, according to this Science Daily story: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/10/091008113313.htm
How do you know if your dog or cat might be a little on the heavy side? Here is what she says:
- You should not be able to see the animal's ribs, but you should be able to feel them easily with a thin layer of fat over them.
- When you look at the animal from the side, its tummy should tuck up at the flank area and not hang in a straight line.
- If you look over the top of a dog, you should see an hourglass shape where it's broad at the shoulders, narrow at the waist and broader at the hips.
Nelson says to ask your vet how much to feed your animal and get everyone in the family to help out.
Paw Joggers says to ask your vet about starting your pet on a physical fitness program. Run, walk, play!
Red Dog Pet Resort Howl-o-ween Sunday Sunday, November 1, 2009 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Red Dog Pet Resort & Spa 4975 Babson Place Cincinnati, OH 45227 More Info: http://www.red-dogs.com/newsevents.html
Holiday Bazaar Saturday, November 7, 2009 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Holiday Photos With Your Pet 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM Maple Knoll Village 11100 Springfield Pike Cincinnati, OH 45246 More Info: http://rodeo.cincinnati.com/f2/events/proddisplay.aspx?d=&prodid=107099
Luv4K9s Fall Pet Expo Sunday, November 8, 2009 12:00 PM - 4:00PM
Black Cat Bazaar benefits OAR (Ohio Alleycat Resource & Spay/Neuter Clinic) Saturday, November 14, 2009 6:00 - 10:00 PM Studios on Main 529 Main Ave. Loveland, OH 45140 More Info: http://www.theanimalrescue.com/blackcatbazaar.html
Receptions West Hall
3302 Westbourne Dr. Cincinnati, OH 45248
More Info: http://greatercincinnatipetpages.com/localevents.aspx
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