Free Doggy Delightz Treat

Get your pup a free sample of doggy delightz all natural and organic treats HERE!

Free Sample Purina Dog or Cat Food

Walmart is offering to send you a free sample of Purina One Dog or Cat Food. Hurry, their samples run out quick on the Walmart site!

Preparing your Pets for Halloween

Halloween can be a real nightmare for pets. Just imagine trick-or-treating from a pet’s point of view. It’s an absolute nightmare of doorbells that never stop ringing, loud scary noises in the night and a constant stream of annoying strangers coming into your home. 

This can be very stressful and dangerous for pets. And it’s our job as good pet parents to be aware of the dangers and to keep our pets safe. Bad things happen to good pets also, pets are often teased, tortured, terrorized and even killed at this time of year. 

Veterinary clinics also see a big rise in pet accidents and injuries on Halloween. The most common problems are poisoning, ingestion of foreign bodies, trauma from car accidents and bite wounds. Here are some good tips to keep in mind this Halloween:

1. Hide the candy. Keep all candy (and wrappers) out of your dog’s reach. Candy is not good for dogs – especially chocolate. Problems can range from diarrhea and upset stomach to toxicity and even death.

2. Keep your dog on a leash. Don’t leave your dog tied up outside. Keep him inside where it is safe. If you take your dog trick-or-treating, keep him on a short leash and hold it tightly to help keep him from fighting with other animals or biting strangers. Frequently scan the ground for dropped candy that your dog might eat.  

3. Make a safe spot for your pet. During trick-or-treating, keep your dog indoors in a separate room that is as far from the front door as possible. This will prevent him from getting spooked by trick-or-treaters and running outside. Give your dog plenty of fresh water, a familiar blanket, and something to take his mind off all the commotion going on in other areas of the house. 

-These helpful tips from Dr. Jon and the Dog Crazy Newsletter.

PAWS: What Vaccines are Really Needed?

Emailed from Dr. Jon & The Dog Crazy Newsletter…

Some people are under the misconception (or they have been given the wrong information) that when they acquire their puppies or dogs they have already been given all the vaccines they need – for life.

This is NOT true. You would not believe how many puppies I’ve seen over the years that became sick with some preventable disease. They received some vaccines but not everything that they needed.

Some people are concerned about over-vaccination. Is it possible to over-vaccinate? Yes it is. For those of you that want to know more, I have the perfect article for you.
What Vaccines Does Your Dog REALLY Need? This article will tell you. 
Until next time,
Dr. Jon

P.S.  Here is another very good article – The Irreverent Veterinarian Speaks Out – What Vets Don’t Want You To Know. 

Free 5lb Bag of Natura Pet Food

HURRY and sign up for a FREE 5 pound bag of Natura Pet Food! Fill out the form HERE to get your Freebie Coupon! It will be mailed within 10 working days.
Thanks Common Sense with Money

PAWS: Foods you should NEVER give your dog

Many pet parents are guilty of treating our animals to some human foods, but did you know there are several items that you should NEVER give your furry friends?  Here is a listing of just some of the foods the book Doc Halligan’s What Every Pet Owner Should Know by veterinarian Karen Halligan, DVM, director of veterinary services for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles.

Avocados and their pits       Chives
Garlic                                Onions
Chocolate                          Macadamia Nuts
Peach pits                          Apricot pits
Apple Seeds                        Raisins and Grapes
Uncooked dough                 Xylitol (found in gum, sweets)

But there are a couple of items that are ok in moderation for your pets, these foods include:
Eggs (thoroghly cooked)
Meats (well done, boneless and skinless)
Vegetables (carrots and broccoli are full of soluble fiber)

If you suspect that your four-legged friend has consumed something that has mad them sick, contact your vet or the ASPCA’s poison control center at 1-888-426-4435.

FREE: Banfield Vet exam

Complete the registration form for a Free veterinary exam from Banfield the Pet Hospital.  Banfield is located inside Pet’s Mart. You can also purchase pet insurance from them.

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