“Puppies Are Not Toys” – Take the Pledge!

I wanted to reblog this great post by dogdaz about the “Puppies Are Not Toys Pledge.” Help spread the word!

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We took the “Puppies Are Not Toys Pledge” sponsored by RumpyDog and he sent us this wonderful prize pack from the ASPCA of NYC.  We grew up in New York so we feel a special affinity to anything from up there.  What great fun this has been to win something for a pledge that we would take anyway,  Thank you Rumpy and DeDe and June Buggy for making people smarter about this sad fact.

We love opening boxes and we never won anything before so this was neato! We won a new jingle bell collar (which is a little tight, but maybe they thought we were elf dogs), a new SantaPaws stocking (which is absolutely gorgeous), a cat toy for the kitties, an ASPCA wrist band for Mom, a box of Walker’s Scottie Dog Shortbread cookies for our guests, a box of doggy gift cards, and a really…

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Winter Hazards for Pets!

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The winter months are here again so here are some seasonal safety tips to keep your pets fit and healthy:

Antifreeze, which is Ethylene Glycol based, is highly toxic to both dogs and cats. It is sweet tasting and so attractive to our pets. The signs of poisoning can include loss of balance, vomiting and lethargy. Immediate veterinary treatment is required.

At Christmas we hang chocolate on the tree and wrap it up for presents, making it accessible to our inquisitive pets.  Chocolate contains theobromine which is toxic to pets.  Dark or cooking chocolate contains the highest concentration of theobromine and so is more dangerous.

Poinsetta, holly and mistletoe are brought into our homes over the Christmas period and, if accidently eaten by our pets, can lead to them becoming unwell. To help prevent any problems, keep these plants out of easy reach of your pet.

Turkey or chicken bones…

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