Missing Foster Dog
In Search of Dexter. Have you SEEN this Dog?
Summer is coming to an end with only a few weeks left for camping. Are you considering going camping with your pet?
Consider these tips before you go.
Properly Securing Your Pet In a Vehicle
For years, Americans have been buckling up. The proper use of lap/shoulder belts have been shown to reduce the risk of fatal injury to front seat car occupants by 45 percent, while reducing the risk of moderate to critical injury by 50 percent. Further research has shown that non-belted rear seat passengers increase the death rate of front seat passengers by up to 5 times. We buckle up ourselves and children to ensure all passengers safety, or do we? What about our pets?
TripsWithPets.com is the #1 online resource for pet travel. Kim Salerno is the President & Founder of TripsWithPets.com.
Recipe of the Month
Apple Crunch Pupcakes
A fruity treat your dog will adore
2 3/4 cups water 1 medium egg
1/4 cup applesauce(unsweetened) 4 cups whole wheat flour
2 tbsp. honey 1 cup dried apple chips(unsweetened)
1/8n tbsp. vanilla extract 1 tbsp. baking powder
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Mix water, applesauce, honey, egg, and vanilla together in a bowl
3. Add remaining ingredients and mix until well blended
4. Pour into lightly greased muffin pans
5. Bake 1 1/4 hours
Dog Nutrition cont’d
Loaded with protein and a host of vitamins and minerals, eggs provide blue ribbon-worthy luxurious coats. Are raw eggs ok? Some say no, citing concerns of salmonella poisoning and a biotin deficiency caused by a substance in whites, while others say yes ( and give them the shells too.) Noting that salmonella is fairly rare in dogs and the yolks contain enough biotin to overcome any deficiency. Bottom line: If you are worried – go ahead and cook them.
8 Foods You Should Never Feed Your Pets cont’d
3. Chocolate contains theobromine, a chemical that is toxic to dogs in large enough quantities. Chocolate also contains caffeine, which is found in coffee, tea, and certain soft drinks. Different types of chocolate contain different amounts of theobromine and caffeine. For example, dark chocolate and baking chocolate contain more of these compounds than milk chocolate does, so a dog would need to eat more milk chocolate in order to become ill. However, even a few ounces of chocolate can be enough to cause illness in a small dog, so no amount or type of chocolate should be considered “safe” for a dog to eat. Chocolate toxicity can cause vomiting, diarrhea, rapid or irregular heart rate, restlessness, muscle tremors and seizure. Death can occur within 24 hours of ingestion.
D.I.N.O is pleased to offer 6 weeks of Pet Secure Insurance with their adoptions. DNA kits to adopters, Discounted Training through CAT, earth options dog food, grooming ($30) and boarding is also available for purchase.
DINO Rescue is pleased to offer boarding for $20 per day. Preference will be given first to our adopters, but we will happily accommodate others if space allows.
Please contact us for further information on our boarding! Thank you from the DINO Rescue team!
DNA My Dog Canine Genetic Testing
DNA My Dog’s simple cheek swab DNA test lets you learn every breed in your dog and gain insight into the unique genetic background of your dog including the history of their breed, personality traits, exercise levels, and so much more!
Every dog has its own unique DNA. DNA My Dog provides you with a kit and very simple instructions for swabbing the cheeks of your dog and collecting your dog’s DNA samples. The test is easy, painless and takes under a minute.
Impawsible – Possible
Urban Freedom Calgary: ***For dog & human friendly dogs only*** Class limited to 6 dogs!!!
Pre-requisite: None except dog must be human & dog friendly
Class Description: Are you embarrassed by your dog’s behaviours and bad manners? Does he run in the opposite direction when you call him? Does he pull you down the street on your walks, leaving you in puddles of spilt lattes? Does she struggle to find focus in the urban environment amidst the myriad of distractions. If you answered “yes” to any (or all) of these questions then Urban Freedom is for you. Transform your dog into an ideal urban citizen, this fun and educational program
Number of Classes: Urban Freedom Calgary consists of 14 Classes over the course of 7 weeks at 14 unique outdoor locations in Calgary (each class is 1 hour)
Tuition: Regular: $289 + GST DINO Rescue: $231.20 + GST (Save 20%)
Feisty Fido: ***For dogs with fears, aggression, reactivity and/or anxiety *** Class limited to 5 dogs!!!
Class Description: Does your dog make embarrassing displays at the end of her leash? Does she lunge, bark, snarl and growl at dogs, strangers, skateboards, cars, bikes or even snowmen? If you dread leaving your house with Fido for fear of what, or whom, you may run into then this class is for you. In this 6 week class dedicated to Feisty Fidos, you will learn everything you need to know to manage and permanently modify these undesirable behaviors so that you can leave your house with confidence – looking forward to whatever “challenges” are lurking around the next corner.
Number of Classes: 6 Classes (First Class is Human only orientation)
Tuition: Regular: $289 + GST DINO Rescue: $231.20 + GST (Save 20%)
Through their eyes
My family and I had this discussion last night. We were divided. Some said yes while others said no that dogs do not see color. The fact is while their color vision is somewhat limited and different than ours, they do see color, and a look at the world through a dog’s eyes can provide insight into how they perceive the world. Their color vision is most similar to a human with red-green color blindness, although there are other differences. Dogs are less sensitive to variations in gray shades than humans are, as well as only about half as sensitive to changes in brightness.
Make Room In Your Heart
I know that you still search for me
Within the room; by the fireside
Eyes alight with hope reflected
In the flames, and tears you’ve cried.
But I am not, and cannot be
Laid by your side another day,
For your bonded love has set me free
Letting my wounded soul fly far away.
But still I see you growing older
Day by day the greyness showing
In a world that’s getting colder
Each step you take; loneliness growing.
I also see my kindred kind
Who shiver and weep upon the path
Knowing not their state of mind
Betrayed by the humans that they had.
Thrown by bushes and left to roam
Or caged in pounds without a home
These lonely dogs know nothing of
The life we shared; the home; the love.
So now I need to ask of you
A friendly favour, perhaps overdue.
Won’t you open your heart to take one in,
And let the love of man and dog begin.By Moya Muldowney, 20 20th January 2006
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Volunteers of the Month
Alberta Lost Pet Locator
My name is Marie Jennings and I am owner/director of Alberta Lost Pet Locator. I have been working with dogs for over 18 years in one form or another. I hold a certificate of achievement with MAR (Missing Animal Response) in compliance with Missing Pet Partnership.
Barb is the new head of Foster and Transport.
Thank-you for your time, support and dedication. Means a lot to DINO.